So I’m a Cat Lady
I keep hearing them talk on the radio about the Cats Not Kids bumper sticker (not on my car, on someone elseâ€™s but I did have it on my car before) and I donâ€™t understand why this has been turned into such a negative thing. Yes, I adore my cats. Yes, I hug them and kiss them on the head several times a day. Yes, I talk to them. Yes, they are a part of our family. Whatâ€™s so wrong with that?
It seems to me, to some people who choose to have children, that choosing to have pets instead means there is something wrong with you or maybe that itâ€™s some sort of affront to them. Even if I had children Iâ€™d still adore my cats just as much as I do today because that is just who I am. My cats are not just pets or accessories or part of the furniture, they are family members.
What I find hard to understand is people who choose to have a cat or dog and then ignore them or get annoyed that they arenâ€™t more like stuffed animals that just sit there and look pretty. Cats and dogs need attention just like humans do. Cats and dogs need love, not just food and water.
Also, you should know, just because I have more than 1 cat, and adore them, does not mean Iâ€™m crazy. It also doesnâ€™t mean we never leave our house or that our house smells. In fact, Iâ€™ve found most houses that have dogs or children tend to smell more, the only thing about cats that smell is their litter box and if you keep that clean itâ€™s fine.
There is a big difference between people who have a few cats and consider them a part of the family and people who have like 27+ cats. A BIG difference.
But why is it so upsetting to people that I treat my cats as my children? Whatâ€™s the big deal?