Skip to comments.Crazy Cat Ladies (The strange and strong bond between women and cats)
Posted on 10/18/2009 6:58:40 PM PDT by Dysart
Courtney Kistler is a 28-year-old single gal who lives in New York City. She's sociable, outgoing and attractive. But that hasn't stopped Kistler's mother from worrying that her daughter, a freelance marketer, will never catch a husband--because she owns three cats.
"[My parents] think it's a little weird," she says of her multiple cat ownership. In fact, Kistler's mother has been known to ask her cat-loving daughter: "What if you want to bring a guy home? What would he think?"
While Kistler's last boyfriend wasn't too fond of her felines (he refused to pet them), the two men she dated before that (who both grew up with cats) were fine with them. Still, her mother worries. Says Kistler: "She's bought into the stereotype, and what am I going to do? I can't deny it exists."
Laura Adamson, a 23-year-old graduate student in Gainesville, Fla. recently learned some of the negative responses that can befall a single woman with a cat. After she adopted a kitten that had been tied up in a pillowcase tossed to the side of the road, Adamson began telling people her new pet's miracle story. Instead of being awed, some of her listeners called her a "crazy cat lady." She adds: "Usually they follow it up with 'Do you take the cat for walks?' or 'Does it eat at the table with you?' "
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My cats treat our home like a bloody ‘hotel’.....as cats do. Pet me... Love me. OK, I’m off. Goodbye. LOL! Love ‘em, tho.
I don’t mind if a girl has a pussycat.
Where is the shopping cart in that depiction?
I know a gentleman who’s a multiple cat owner. He divorced his wife but kept the four cats.<p.
Dogs have masters. Cats have staff.
I wouldn’t date a man who refused to pet an animal.
If he doesn’t have the decent compassion for animals, he doesn’t fit the bill to me. And I am married to a hunter! But the rule is if you kill it, it better be food. Otherwise, God made us stewards of all animals and to not be loving toward them is un-Godly.
I kinda thought most single people had a pet of some sort. I’ve known a lot of single guys with cats too. They are the perfect pet for someone who is not home much but still wants company.
I didn’t make my husband eat the armadillo he shot that was destroying our yard.
ROFL! Maybe best cat pic ever!
I’m a 46 year old married man with three cats and two dogs.
Wow, I wonder if that was photoshopped??
Right. One cat. Or a couple or so. Fine and dandy. I have dogs— i get pets. But it’s the bevy of cats that become troubling. And especially when they suddenly pop up out of nowhere, and strange ones appear to come and go as they please with their official belonging status(if you will) indecipherable to anyone. I’ve known several women/their cat situation who fit this scenario to a t. And they weren’t attached to them really as many people are to their pets. It seems to be the idea of collecting them but not actually having dominion over them. This article facilitates comprehension a bit.