Being a true cat lover is not just a way of life, it's a calling, a passion. Cat lovers are a unique breed. With dogs seemingly getting most of the attention as "man's best friend" and the most well-known of the animal movie stars, cats are, well... the underdog (if you'll excuse the expression).
Then again, the Internet has been described as being little more than a collection of pictures of people's cats. Come to think of it, I'm not sure that's a compliment. Either way, I still think cat lovers get a bad deal.
Priscilla takes a break from being a busy adoptive cat mother and lounges on the patio.
Many of us, myself included, have put up with all kinds of allergy symptoms just so we can have the little fur balls around. In any case, if you've read this far, then you're either a true cat lover, or you have to put up with one on a regular basis.
Either way, I hope that you enjoy the observations below in the Cat Lovers Only version of this "you might be" list.
You might be a true cat lover if...
A cat butt in your face makes you feel at home.
Instead of saying "talk to the hand" you say "talk to the paw" or "talk to the butt."
You prefer the smell of a fresh cat litter box to fresh flowers.
You head butt your partner as a greeting.
You're allergic to animal dander but you have three cats anyway.
You've had 4 beers and 2 Pepsi's, but the cat sleeping on your lap prevents you from getting up to go to the bathroom.
You don't go directly to the after work hang out
because you have to go home and check on your cat first.
You spend more money on cat supplies each month than you do on chips and snacks.
You use your cat's picture as your avatar for forums and membership sites.
You spell out the word T-U-N-A, no matter when or where it comes up in conversation.
You turn down your spouse so you don't have to take the sleeping cat off your chest.
You keep the sliding doors to the patio open in 90 degree heat with the A/C on just so the cat can go in and out.
You leave your TV on when you're not home so the cat won't feel alone.
You call your spouse mommy or daddy even though you don't have any kids.
You carry pictures of your cat in your wallet or purse.
You feel out of place when meeting someone new if they don't raise their tail.
You call home every day of your vacation just to make sure the cat is ok.
You yell, "come on Fluffy" when it's time to go to bed.
You have full blown conversations with your cat in a "kitty voice."
Your cat knows more about politics, gardening, and global warming that your neighbor.
You give your cats only filtered water, even after you've seen them eat dirt and bugs on a daily basis.
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