Friday, March 5, 2010

Cat tells

The other day I went outside and came upon a cat,
who sat upon my lap.
Then another happened along,
and it soon became a throng....

(My back fence this very morning)

Ok, so I'm back to the blog after a brief hiatus. I told the facebookers a couple days ago that I had rushed inside and jotted down some things I've been pondering about cats (Yes, I DO realize that sends up a freak flag with a paw on it, but I'm ok with that.) And, since that brought out a few of my fellow cat loving freaks friends, as well as a few that just enjoy a side show- I figured I'd share.

It wasn't really a list of questions to be answered by other cat "enthusiasts" (That sounds better right?), but more a batch of thoughts pertaining to cats that might be better expressed in the Jeff Foxworthy way. So here were my passing cat fancies:

You might be a Catlady if....

...you seriously ponder purchasing a 3ft. tall rod iron cat shaped plant holder from a store called "Oops!"- though it is quite clear you are not a "plant person".

... you coax a cat you've never seen before over to you, then let it lay on your lap for thirty minutes while it kneads it's claws into your wrist.

...you look deep into previously mentioned cat's eyes as it adores you, and wonder if it could possibly be an angel sent in this form with a special message just for you. Then you wait a moment for it.

...on your wedding day your friends and family all make a pact to not tell you about the incident involving the cat in the parking lot of the church.

...you yell out "Kittee!!" into the darkness only to realize you may have been talking to a decorative rock in someone's yard.

...you have a "great idea" of what to stencil on your cork board, but are reminded with a sigh from your husband that this particular room already has at least thirteen other pictures of cats in it.

...once upon a time you looked in the mirror and regularly saw a resemblance between you and your cat Tigger.


...your current pets also remind you of him.
And finally, you might be a Catlady if you can come up with such a list about YOURSELF!

Have a purrfectly splended weekend! Meow.

15 comments:

savannah said...

y'all crack me up, sugar! xoxoxox

Jamey Clayberg said...

I like cat(ladys) but that fence was crazy, yo!

Robyn said...

See, I think I'm a cat lady just because I enjoy the company of cats, but I don't have cat lawn ornaments or cat pictures, and I certainly wouldn't have my face reshaped to look like a cat.

So, these cats on your fence—do they all come from the same neighbor house, or are they not related?

Shan said...

There were SIX of them gathered there!!!! That even makes me feel a little weirded out!

Robyn, they are just coming out of the woodwork all of a sudden like I've never seen. I didn't see but maybe one cat all winter. They are clearly in season right now. There may be two that live in the same house otherwise they are all from different places from what I can tell. :)

Tally said...

Heehee. I'm kind of sad you outed yourself. I'll miss our furtive glances in medium sized crowds when someone mocks a cat lover. My fave on the list was the squeal at the cat-shaped rock. :D

MmeBenaut said...

Gosh, it must be the meeting place for the social dance that happens in spring. Fancy you hosting a cat-a-tat (as opposed to a tĂȘte-a-tĂȘte).

You are a circus dear but I have to say that six cats popping out of nowhere would most likely freak me out too! Bravo for grabbing your camera to show us.

Katie said...

Too funny to see all those cats on your back fence. I talk to a few of the cats on my walk to the carpool, but that hardly gives me cat cred. If I ever decide to be more cat-centric, I'll refer to your cat list!

dive said...

Purr …

AfricaBleu said...

And how do you know if you're a true, true friend? If you endure your crazy catlady friend's obsession, even though you yourself think cats are little demons who are gross and weird and creep the halibut right out of you. Shan, I love you DESPITE the cat thing. Like you love me DESPITE the anti-cat thing . . . right? RIGHT??

Crixie said...

Ha ha...you crack me up!!

On a side note, my mom and Abby went to Oops! last Thursday. When Abby saw a "You brake it, you buy it" sign, she said "Now I know why they call it Oops!"

Maria said...

I always wanted to like cats, but seriously...they just give me the willies. They always look like they know all of my dirty little secrets.

Sun-Kissed Scholars said...

Oh, Shan, you so remind me of the Cheshire Cat. ;-) Special powers and all.
Your animal magnetism just lures them all in. Freaky.

Sara said...

You also might be a catlady if when your cat pukes up a hair ball right beside your friends pants, and he yells in horror at the cat, you yell at your FRIEND and say "It's JUST a hairball,----!
That picture of you is purrrty:)

Suzanne said...

You are just pure entertainment. I love cats and ours was missing M night and all day Tues. Luckily Wednesday morning I needed another can of corn for super and found her shut into the canning shed outback. It was obvious by all the cans of food everywhere knocked down and the damage she did to the ceiling that she was quite scared and trying to find her way out. I was sick. But she has been pampered and fed to her hearts content since.

dean r said...

my favorite is you waiting for an answer, and calling out to a rock. oh yeah, I also laughed at Jamey's sigh.. ha ha, i can just imagine you saying, how about a kitty?? ha ha