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Feb 27, 2012

by Su Wu

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A few years ago, scientists identified the beginnings of a cat takeover: a parasite that moves from cats to other mammals which makes mice and humans move through the world a bit more slowly, and with a little less caution. (They say nearly all of France is infected and almost certainly most poets, who were the first modernists to keep cats as pets.)

[Clockwise from top left: Cat face lapel pin from datter; Gold vermeil square earrings from iamdesigns; Mexican cat foot stool from mascarajones; Mixed yarn pom poms from iammie;  Crop circle hand woven tapestry from Nattylittlemaker; Vintage wood foot stool from estatehound; 1800s fluted metal box from aquamarinedream.]

But the research is still out as to whether cat parasites are to blame for other aberrant behavior: the private sappiness of the usually hardhearted; the proclivity to sing invented doo-wop songs about kittens; or the curiosity to see if cats are indeed more dapper in bow ties. Maybe this is the parasite’s fault too: I really really love watching you eat, cat.

[Clockwise from top left: 1970s novelty speech bubble sweater from striekmatch; Cat Ice Cream Necklace by AnomalyJewelry“Lucifurr” tee from burgerandfriends; Squinting kitten tee from LePireShirtDuMonde; Vintage Charles Jourdan architectural heels from livingdollsboudoir; Happy neon story tote bag from LAUK; Ultra striped leggings from Blim.]

Damn you, parasite, for forcing upon me the great burden of having to lie at an angle to accommodate the warm furry lump at the foot of the bed, purring like a drum roll. Give me back my freedom from the one who listens as he sleeps, for the distinct shuffle of your footsteps, finally coming home.

[Clockwise from top left: 1950s sunset color study dress from AnatomyVintage; Black cat block-printed dress from leahgoren; Custom cat ornament from oneeyeddogCat paw necklace from cheybeth; Shino tea cup from elenarenkerVintage cat tapestry coin purse from SkinandWood.]

With my cat around, I’m never the only one who wants to take a nap. And late at night when I’m still awake searching for another thought, the heaviness doesn’t lift, but it does feel shared, like a mutual solitude. Here’s to being a cat lady, parasites or not, like Edward Gorey or Patricia Highsmith. Cats are for people who want to be alone with company.

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178 comments

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Nice picks :)

  • AvianInspirations

    Ashley from AvianInspirations said 5 years ago

    Fun. Love those yarn balls.

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    Judith and Raymond from AnnaOliveDesigns said 5 years ago

    Those yarn balls are great.

  • DigitalCS

    Mercedes from DigitalCS said 5 years ago

    Great! In love with cats!!!:)

  • maggiesraggedyinn

    Mary Robertson from MaggiesInn said 5 years ago

    Very interesting article... I always read anything about cats!!!!

  • KaiceJoy

    Kirsti Joy from KaiceJoy said 5 years ago

    Very interesting...like the ornaments!

  • scandivintage

    Theresa Isaksson from Scandivintage said 5 years ago

    Love my cats Molly and Polly. :)

  • volkerwandering

    Jess from volkerwandering said 5 years ago

    These items ALL ROCK! How interesting, a parasite? What it's name?

  • cherylKNITS

    Cheryl Kucharzak from cherylKNITS said 5 years ago

    There's just something about cats!...from a guardian of 5 felines and numerous strays!

  • morij

    Mori from morij said 5 years ago

    I love that line Cats are for people who want to be alone with company, it is sooo true

  • eversolovely

    Ever So Lovely from EverSoLovely said 5 years ago

    Love those yarn balls!

  • beliz82

    Beliz from beliz82 said 5 years ago

    Great finds Thank you for sharing

  • rarebeasts

    Brian McNamara from rarebeasts said 5 years ago

    I'm infected!!!

  • SwankySocialitesClub

    Sandi from SwankyModernRetro said 5 years ago

    certified cat lady here....love my 4 furballs! ♥

  • glusk

    Tara Galuska from GluskDesigns said 5 years ago

    That kitty in the top photo looks like my Bijou! I love cats and I love these collections.

  • ibdibd

    Inger from ibdibd said 5 years ago

    Wonderful thoughs (and pictures) about cats, I especially like the one that says "Cats are for people who wants to be alone with company" That's exactly how it is! :-)

  • spacebarvintage

    ashley leahy from spacebarvintage said 5 years ago

    If anyone wants the coin purse AND bag to match: http://www.etsy.com/listing/93236616/vintage-cat-kitten-animal-print <3 great post!

  • NoraQuinonez

    Nora Quinonez from NoraQuinonez said 5 years ago

    As a very proud cat lady myself, I'm so thankful for my Zoe's parasites...really funny post. Thank you!

  • mariacruz3

    Maria Cruz from BabyLoveknitting said 5 years ago

    Great :)

  • savannahcat

    Lisa Jeffrey from savannahcat said 5 years ago

    I LOVE this wonderful Blog! Such cute kitty items! I myself am a HUGE CAT LADY too, and my kitties are the inspiration behind my Sleeping Kitty Soaps!

  • leilalou

    Lesley from leilalou said 5 years ago

    Great post :-)

  • daileedose

    Christine from daileedose said 5 years ago

    I love cats!!

  • monjardindepapier

    Lori from monjardindepapier said 5 years ago

    Love people who love cats...I have been adopted by 7 of them and they enjoy being "artsy" too...often, right in the middle of a project or on the laptop!! ^..^

  • joyceweaver

    Joyce Weaver from joyceweaver said 5 years ago

    Yes, cats have taken over my life - got one on my lap right now! Thanks for a great article!

  • Parachute425

    Terry from Parachute425 said 5 years ago

    Thought bubble sweater - HA!

  • BlackStar

    Katie McClanahan from WearYourWild said 5 years ago

    <<<<<Althea loves this post. So do I. :)

  • Oclockworks

    Oclockworks from Oclockworks said 5 years ago

    Another cat lady :)

  • Verluisant

    Verluisant from Verluisant said 5 years ago

    All of France ? : ) I understand better why I'm totally fond of cats ! Miaou ^ ^ >°- °<

  • bohemianrag

    bohemianrag from bohemianrag said 5 years ago

    I tell everyone I'm working on my CCLS...Crazy Cat Lady Status! My ex says u seem happy alone! You are never alone when cats adopt you..I have never gone and bought one no need scores that are abandoned sadly. They are little angels that find their way to my heart and home. >"< purrrrrrr

  • eggagogo

    Sarah C from eggagogo said 5 years ago

    Kittiessssssssssssssssssssssssss!

  • SusanFaye

    Susan Faye from SusanFayePetProjects said 5 years ago

    Ah, the ancient lament of the Cat Lady... how well i know the siren call of a plaintive meow and the complicated cats cradle of a knot of my heartstrings are tangled into. We are your prisoners, fair furry feline friends, and we love it...

  • Walkingquail

    Terry Blair from Walkingquail said 5 years ago

    can't live without a cat! With Cisco I am never talking to myself, I am talking with him. mmrrp!

  • 1sweetorange

    1sweetorange from 1sweetorange said 5 years ago

    Black cats rule :)

  • TeenAngster Admin

    Alison Feldmann from TeenAngster said 5 years ago

    As a cat lover, I must point out that the high proportion of cat avatars is making me VERY happy. (<--------- Needs to make her avatar a photo of her cat.)

  • Challand

    Sharon Challand from Challand said 5 years ago

    Cats are great!

  • Shelby1972

    Shelby from TheReflectivePause said 5 years ago

    I am an animal lover all the way around. And many of the greatest loves of my life have been cats. Cats with names like Mr. T, Sid Vicious, Merlin, and Joe Joe to my present "feline owners" Goddess Venus, Mo Jo, and Romeo. All rescues. And I will never stop. For the love of animals......for the love of cats. :)

  • lavendergardencottag

    lavendergardencottag from LavenderGardenCottag said 5 years ago

    I will admit...I am a crazy cat lady...meow...

  • myvintagecrush

    Kathleen from myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Cats, yay! Amazing study dress from AnatomyVintage, I'm in love!

  • LunaJewelry

    Julia Nicole from LunaJewelry said 5 years ago

    <---- Linus agrees with this post wholeheartedly.

  • pattihaskins

    patti from pattihaskins said 5 years ago

    purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....................................................

  • boxofsparkles

    michelle ballas from ShelteredCreature said 5 years ago

    I am a devoted kitty lover-mama! I have Bebe and Pig Baby, both came from my local animal shelter =)

  • ellainaboutique

    Sue Bradbury from ellainaboutique said 5 years ago

    Oh, I'm so glad to be in good company ~ as in crazy cat lady company : ) Luckily my cat loves me as much as I love her and insists on being at my side all day long, which provokes jealousy amongst my real child and my husband.... but she's just so darn cute!!! Miss Myrtle Turtle >*.*<

  • 2mwt

    Sweet Vintage Goods from SweetVintageGoods said 5 years ago

    I love CATS!! All!!!! Thank you miauuuu

  • EthelandIris

    Lucy Martin from EthelandIris said 5 years ago

    My cat means the world to me. I love finding anything cat related on Etsy. Love this post. Lx

  • TinfenaStudio

    linda Tinfena from TinfenaStudio said 5 years ago

    Oh, meow!

  • thecyclingartist

    Tina Mammoser from GeologyArt said 5 years ago

    Neat. :) Where's the storyboard? (which is a sequence of images illustrating action - I work with professional storyboarders) I see some lovely moodboards up there!

  • TinfenaStudio

    linda Tinfena from TinfenaStudio said 5 years ago

    Oh, meow !

  • QueenofCuffs

    mary from QueenofCuffs said 5 years ago

    I'm laughing at the amount of 'catish' avatars above me . . . he . he

  • GemstonesAndCrystals

    Sandra from LuluLilyJewelry said 5 years ago

    The comments about cat behavior are so true. I have 2 of my own, or rather they own me :)

  • LovelyGreens

    Tanya from LovelyGreens said 5 years ago

    I have definitely picked up that particular parasite :)

  • lethilogica

    lethilogica from lethilogica said 5 years ago

    One more cat avatar! (Woody, when he was a kitten. I still take way too many photos of him.) Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone! xxoo

  • StefNeff

    Stefanie Neff from StefNeffStudio said 5 years ago

    Wonderful storyboard, I love, love, LOVE cats! I find the line that Cats are for people who want to be alone with company to be so true most days of the year. ^..^

  • MarianneW

    Marianne Wille from WilleWorks said 5 years ago

    I love cats too!

  • andichrisman

    Andi Chrisman from acpaintedpages said 5 years ago

    I think of all the parasites destined for world domination, this is by far the most beneficial one. Cats rule!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat from mazedasastoat said 5 years ago

    Having two huge dogs helps to slow my decent into Mad Cat Lady status... but it's definitely the cats that rule the household! "Dogs think you are God, cats know they are!"

  • prillarguri1976

    Marisa Fluck from Prillarguri said 5 years ago

    I am a dog person, but this is true. Cats are such divas. Although my puppy thinks he is a cat, the way he lays between the back of the couch and window. Did I mention he is a 6 month old Boxer?!

  • AnatomyVintage

    Amber Zaragoza from AnatomyVintage said 5 years ago

    Heeeeeey! How wonderful and ironic that my dress is featured here! I was just adoring my own kitties. I am, indeed a cat lady. Thank you, Su!

  • shackgoddess

    shackgoddess said 5 years ago

    I just don't understand why some people even think it is wrong to be a cat lady. It is a life well lived indeed! =^..^=

  • alswoodenwhims

    Alan Guditis from alswoodenwhims said 5 years ago

    My cat "Norbert" was given to me as a get well gift. It worked. He even has his sleeping pillow in my work shop.

  • moltenMayhem

    Jan from moltenMayhem said 5 years ago

    Aaaahhhmmmm, judging from my avatar I guess I fit right in!!! I've always adopted all my kitties, will never be without on or two. . . .

  • cheybeth

    cheyenna alsup from cheybeth said 5 years ago

    This story board is BEAUTIFUL!

  • tamaraky

    tamaraky from tamaraky said 5 years ago

    I remember all my cats.

  • skybluewithdaisies

    Erica Moreland said 5 years ago

    "Cats are for people who want to be alone with company." ... exactly. (-: Lovely.

  • messinabella

    messinabella from BandBEstate said 5 years ago

    Great post!

  • dearprudencevintage
  • baublesandspangles

    Joyce from baublesandspangles said 5 years ago

    I've got three. You don't have to guess what's on their minds!

  • valerieoutlet

    Valerie from vtylercollection said 5 years ago

    Hmmm, wonder how this goes for a cat who thinks he's a dog? heehee. Mine sits and gives a paw for his snack, he rolls over like a dog, and will sit at our feet. Love that pudgy black furball! (and his sister too) There's nothing more relaxing that that purr.

  • uniquefabricgifts

    Unique Fabric Gifts from uniquefabricgifts said 5 years ago

    With or without parasites, I love cats! This story board is very interesting!

  • grandmae1

    Ellen said 5 years ago

    Owned by two at the moment, Miss Sarah and Rocky. Thank you for the post. I love the cats paw necklace! (~.~) Ellen

  • trailada

    Ada Ko from custerluck said 5 years ago

    Love this. And love the quotable quote. Thank you! Now I need to go and see if my cats need tending to.

  • PopLoveCouture

    Shai Wallach from PopLoveCouture said 5 years ago

    Well, if the items featured in this article are designed for the crazy-cat-lady, then here's to madness, because I love them all!

  • littlepancakes

    Melissa Pancakes from littlepancakes said 5 years ago

    I love that cat paw necklace! I wouldn't feel so crazy cat lady wearing that.

  • Emeraldtree

    Julia from Emeraldtree said 5 years ago

    Great post! I do pet portraits and I blame my late adorable cat for that :)

  • PinkScooterLeather

    Pink Scooter from PinkScooterLeather said 5 years ago

    "Soft kitty..warm kitty...little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr" Love cats and watch too much Big Bang Theory:)

  • studiokgraphicdesign

    studiokgraphicdesign from studiokgraphicdesign said 5 years ago

    yay for the kitties!! I'm glad to see so many folks here :)

  • crownring

    crownring said 5 years ago

    Love the kitties, a parasite is a small price to pay for love wrapped in fur! :)

  • Xenotees

    Xenotees from Xenotees said 5 years ago

    The main photo is so amazing- & I can't get over all the attention cats are getting from Etsy. So well-deserved! I love sharing my life with cats- & I'm a much better human for it! Great story! Here's to all the crazy cat ladies & crazy cat gentleman too!

  • knitjewels

    Susan Renee from SusanReneeDesigns said 5 years ago

    Yes, cat lover here too; Tex and Tiger Lily own me. And I've always wondered: why does it seem more acceptable to be a "dog person" i.e. owning multiple dogs, than being a "cat person" i.e. crazy cat lady? Discrimination I say!

  • pookiegalore

    Elizabeth Hamilton from pookiegalore said 5 years ago

    Awww.... I love my four footed babies. My company is named after my baby girl Pookie. She's my corporate logo and mascot.

  • megk8199

    Megan Morris from MadebyMegShop said 5 years ago

    I love the part about lying at an angle. For me, it's doing everything at an angle. The cat that I adopted, who was supposed to be independent and quiet, has turned out to be clingy and talkative and very, very loving. She is my best friend, life would not be the same without her. I don't mind living my life at an angle, as long as she shares the couch.

  • laTeefahDoLLs1898

    LaTeeFah from laTeefahDoLLs1898 said 5 years ago

  • twitchandwhiskers

    Mei-Ling Uliasz from twitchandwhiskers said 5 years ago

    My inner Little Edie is very happy.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage from accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Great blog!

  • yodasboner

    yodasboner said 5 years ago

    Fantastic! Happiest Mondays.

  • karensagovac

    Karen Sagovac from kazartgallery said 5 years ago

    Had a few cats when I was growing up - all unique - all with minds of their own. There is something very sneekingly mysterious about cats - always thought they knew something we didn't?! Still love them though...

  • AvasYellowRainBoots

    April Foss from AvasYellowRainBoots said 5 years ago

    Cats are one of the best comforts in life. I love my cat Goji!!!!!

  • mooyie

    Logan Berard from LoganBerard said 5 years ago

    Cats are for people who want to be alone with company....so true! I love my cat Clio. Can't you tell from my avatar? Lol

  • AntiquesAsh

    Ashley from AntiquesAsh said 5 years ago

    I wish we could all post picture of our cats in the comments. Silvia in her reindeer costume and sebastian in his elf bell collar are hilarious (both black and white tuxedo cats).

  • AncaNY

    AncaNY from AncaNY said 5 years ago

    I think I should probably get a cat.

  • BigHairyBugs

    BigHairyBugs from BigHairyBugs said 5 years ago

    It's an honor to live with cats! Hey, what's all that fluff on my keyboard?

  • TheVintageApartment

    Caren from TheVintageApartment said 5 years ago

    I always love a good cat lady story! I just started doing a regular Monday Meow feature on my blog & used that same first image (such a sweet photo of kitty kisses) in today's post (http://www.teachickadees.com/2012/02/monday-meow_27.html). it's good to be a little bit crazy for cats. :)

  • BeezDream

    Jen Perkins from BeezDream said 5 years ago

    I always want to be alone with the company of my little tabby "Otis". I am a cat lady, not crazy yet... but probably getting there!

  • farandtwee

    Vintage Minnow from VintageMinnow said 5 years ago

    MEOW!

  • pnpvintagegeneral

    PnP Vintage General from pnpvintagegeneral said 5 years ago

    Here's another infected feline female....love your prose....love my (15 year old) baby Cuddles purring by me right now....she's sooooooo sweet. Once she gently combed my hair with her claws....wow.

  • Naturallogic

    Toni from Naturallogic said 5 years ago

    Two paws up!

  • dottywalker

    Dotty Walker from SewThoughtfulBlanket said 5 years ago

    Love all the creative items shown on this blog. Do you need a cat blanket?

  • Bella3Boutique

    Danielle Chandler from Bella3Boutique said 5 years ago

    3 own me and hubby :) Sophia, Dottie-Goggles, and Fluffy. They were all rescued as feral kittens. We've had Fluffy for 11 years and the other 2 are still under a year - I'm never alone, even in the bathroom, feel like I've got toddlers again - such a blessing. Thanks for this article and all the purrr-fect kitty items!

  • linneaheide

    Linnea from linneaheideart said 5 years ago

    Cats are geniuses that's for sure! If they had opposable thumbs, they'd rule the world ; )

  • Iammie

    iammie from iammie said 5 years ago

    Lovely! I love cats! Thanks for including my Colorful Cotton Yarn Pom Poms. :)

  • NicoleNicoletta2

    Nicole Nicoletta from MintMarbles said 5 years ago

    great post...great last line. i've always loved cats and always defend them against the many feline haters out there :)

  • dixiesweet

    Lindsey from dixiesweet said 5 years ago

    thanks for the amusing article, 'tis very true cats are taking over! I am in love with kitties, I have one of my own, and I'd have more if it were possible. (: I infact have a few cat brooches in my shop.

  • hattieshouse

    Christy from Vintagology said 5 years ago

    I use to despise my next door neighbor since she had 16 cats, and jumped up and down when I learned that she was moving out and taking all of her feline comrades with her. But this winter my home was overrun with mice, evidence that those dang cats actually helped me, when I only saw them as a daily nuisance.

  • anordicrose

    virginie lykins from anordicrose said 5 years ago

    I have three fat, lazy, happy cats....Cats are a wonderful source of inspiration, and a constant reminder to relax, and enjoy life.... though if I enjoyed life and the sofa as much as they do I might not get anywhere in my life.....Ha !

  • elleestpetite

    Donna Thai from PetiteCuisine said 5 years ago

    Alone with company, interesting thought.

  • Blairgbob
  • Duvalls

    Duvalls from Duvalls said 5 years ago

    Interesting and inspiring!!

  • iamvertical22

    Dawn from oldarchetype said 5 years ago

    A few hours ago my boyfriend was suddenly attacked by our cat, Banjo. Of course he had a fit and called her all sorts of names while she circled the bedroom. Half an hour passed and I found them curled up together on the couch. My boyfriend caught my eye and simply said "We have a strange relationship".

  • smch2do

    Cindy Lund from smch2do said 5 years ago

    >^..^<

  • schmoomunitions

    Julia Jasinski from schmoomunitions said 5 years ago

    The parasite is toxoplasmosis, but I dont believe were all carrying it.

  • envydesignsjewelry

    Jennifer from envydesignsjewelry said 5 years ago

    People have dogs, and Cats, they have staff! Thanks for the great story!

  • envydesignsjewelry

    Jennifer from envydesignsjewelry said 5 years ago

    People have dogs, and cats, they have staff! Thank you for the great story!

  • PolClary

    PolClary from PolClary said 5 years ago

    Hilarious post and great items!

  • ErikaPrice

    Erika from ErikaPrice said 5 years ago

    I'm more of a dog person than a cat person, but I loved this entertaining post - thank you! And it's probably more infectious than attributable to a parasite!!!!

  • goodbeads

    goodbeads from goodbeads said 5 years ago

    So lovely,great.

  • MariaHelenaPhoto

    maria helena from MariaHelenaPhoto said 5 years ago

    I just spent the weekend photographing and filming my friend's kittens. I simply had to film one of them eating because it ate in such a cute and dainty way. it also took bits of food off the plate and put them next to the plate and ate off the floor... I've always wondered why cats do that =^..^=

  • PuchiMo

    Kana from PuchiMo said 5 years ago

    nice nice ! I love "1970s Modernist Mexican Cat Footstool". My kitty would love to sit there and scratch :-) I used to be a dog person until I get my first kitty 3 yrs ago. Now I love cats so much. Cats are so funny , adorable and entertaining !

  • girlindustries

    Katy from girlindustries said 5 years ago

    That cute photo at the top of the piece is helping on the path to forgiveness of Mr Clyde, my own black cat, waking me at 4am, 5am, 6am this morning...

  • GrinningCatDesigns

    Helen Dolan from GrinningCatDesigns said 5 years ago

    I love this... i'm such a cat lady too!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    Victoria Baker from LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Great picks! We've been worshiping cats for so long now, I always get the feeling that cats own us rather than us owning them

  • shtaim

    Gabi and Einav from shtaim said 5 years ago

    MEOW!!! And now I have to go rest a bit...

  • esque

    esque from esque said 5 years ago

    Finally something actually useful learnt in science class: the parasite is Toxoplasma gondii, and it's exact effects and spread are unknown in the human populace because it manifests through subtle behavioural changes and usually no harm (unless you contract it for the first time whilst preggers, which is why mums-to-be should not change the little box) although it is purported to increase risk-taking in humans, and indeed have detrimental effects on men, but rather positive ones in women eg intelligence! One fact on this interesting parasite that particularly stood out for me was that the parasite can alter behaviour in cats too to facilitate its spread - for instance if your usually grumpy cat turns smoochy (like mine lol!) because the extra contact can increase the spread. My facts from that lesson could be wrong though; I only really paid attention because of the cats! More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasma_gondii

  • SchneiderGallery

    Magdalena from SchneiderGallery said 5 years ago

    I love it, my 2 cats Mamba and Kinio too ...

  • 2SmartCats

    Stephanie from 2SmartCats said 5 years ago

    What a nice article and educational as well. Also love the responses.... meow meow

  • SquareApple

    Heather Sutton from SquareApple said 5 years ago

    Great article!!!

  • evatzi

    EVA KRITZAS said 5 years ago

    Always read articles about cat diseases or what can a cat transfer to a human (parasites etc)...never believed it ..or faced a danger from being with cats since childhood! Love them and get their precious love back..let the scients worry.. not "cat people"!!!

  • Coloraudia

    Claudia Soares from Coloraudia said 5 years ago

    Wonderful post :) I´m certainly infected!

  • xangetsu

    Barbara Asia from xangetsu said 5 years ago

    wonderful article! cats rule!

  • inapigsear

    Maria Corey from sowsearjewels said 5 years ago

    I didn't know that about the parasite, but it certainly explains all the soppy behavior I exhibit around my cat! Talking to her? Check. Singing to her? Check. Making up dozens of nicknames for her? Check. Accomodating her every whim? Check. I loved this blog post, and I'm so happy to know it's not just me! :)

  • elsie5005

    kristen flood said 5 years ago

    Oh, that dress from leahgoren!!!

  • FigeroDesigns

    Fiona from FigeroDesigns said 5 years ago

    Lovely fun article, it's cool for cats. I never liked cats until I was forced to babysit some and they worked their cool mysterious magic and I was hooked. I ended up with three!

  • TheNoisyOyster

    Faith Berry from TheNoisyOyster said 5 years ago

    I have four of these household idols. If only their blessings did not include fur in all my yarn.

  • Boogiecat

    Kannis from Boogiecat said 5 years ago

    great post!

  • inkadinkadoodle

    Andrea from inkadinkadoodle said 5 years ago

    My world would be incomplete without my darling Emmy! Cats are wonderful and entertaining.

  • FullCircleRetro

    Piegota from FullCircleRetro said 5 years ago

    Purrrfect...! =)

  • LauraBoyea

    Laura Boyea from LauraBoyea said 5 years ago

    Fun article! I have to share my bed with 3 purring furry lumps:)

  • TheRunHome

    Debbie from TheRunHome said 5 years ago

    Great article! I LOVE my cats! And cat people are so great! I love when they order my cat necklace and request 7 cats names to be added! So sweet! Just like chips, you can't only have one!

  • DOTTO

    NICOLE Dotto from DOTTO said 5 years ago

    oh my gaw I invent doo-wop songs about kittens ALL THE TIME.

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry from pinksnakejewelry said 5 years ago

    Super Post! I too am a Feline Lover!! Its never quite home without 2-3 Purr Boxes :)

  • figurativepie

    Rachel from figurativepie said 5 years ago

    Love kitties!!!

  • KaylaEJenkins

    Kayla Jenkins from ClowderNine said 5 years ago

    I heard a great Radiolab segment once about this: http://www.radiolab.org/2009/sep/07/the-scratch/ So interesting! And that Lucifurr tshirt is so so so awesome

  • bhangtiez

    Jana from bhangtiez said 5 years ago

    lol...........cute kitty story!

  • NannyMadeandfound

    Melinda from sixtybeansVntg said 5 years ago

    I love cats. Had to put a beloved family pet to sleep this last fall. He rests in peace in our back landscape, complete with marker made by my husband.... who is not even a cat lover. He was beautiful, so affectionate. This is a great article, thanks for sharing

  • MishaGirl

    Michelle from MishaGirl said 5 years ago

    Purrfect picks ;-)

  • GroundEffect

    HH.Wolf from GroundEffect said 5 years ago

    I'm a cat man. What is there to not love about cats? I love the way they enter rooms and sit next to you, only to be touched on the head and be reminded that they own every corner of your house. My cat's names are Minnie, Cinder and Otto, they sure know their place.

  • esque

    esque from esque said 5 years ago

    Yeah, I reckon cats worm their way into your heart and anyone who doesn't like them obviously hasn't spent enough time with them. See, I'm indoctrinated already by the Power Of The Cat. If the article is talking about Toxoplasmodia gondii, it is not a solely cat-carried parasite and its effects are .. dare I say benign or not noticeable (indeed, beneficial sometimes - risk taking and higher intelligence!) It's really only dangerous if a pregnant women is infected for the first time via kitty litter changing.

  • DiscordVintage

    Discord Vintage from DiscordVintage said 5 years ago

    Great story - I love cats precisely because they don't crave too much attention. Thanks for introducing me to stores I haven't seen yet too :)

  • anitasmile

    anitasmile from anitasmile said 5 years ago

    MiiiiAUuuuaaaamaaazinggg....!!!! thanks!

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    AJ Marsden from OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 5 years ago

    Excellent post! I, myself, am a cat lady :) I have two fantastic cats and I wouldn't trade them for anything. You hit a great point when you said that we lay at angle in bed, just to accommodate them! Often times, I'm actually uncomfortable, but I just can't find it in my heart to move and wake them up. They sleep so peacefully. Thanks for sharing the cat lady's story and thanks for showcasing some awesome cat stores! :D

  • SimplyCutebyKarin

    SimplyCutebyKarin from SimplyCutebyKarin said 5 years ago

    The main photo melts my heart...

  • ArtigianoJewelBox

    ArtigianoJewelBox from ArtigianoJewelBox said 5 years ago

    "life + a cat... adds up to an incalculable sum" -Rainer Maria Rilke, from the preface to "Mitsou", by Balthus, 1921

  • reyespaintings

    Rene C. Reyes from reyespaintings said 5 years ago

    Really enjoyed this! Great post!

  • littlesoup

    littlesoup said 5 years ago

    awesome post!

  • misbehaveaccessories

    misbehaveaccessories from MisbehaveAccessories said 5 years ago

    Great post! Love these items. Animals rock :-)

  • BambuEarth

    Amber from BambuEarth said 5 years ago

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ cats.

  • BlueMoonLights

    Alexandra Simons from BlueMoonLights said 5 years ago

    Fun post! I love all animals, but cats are the best!!!! "Alone with company", such a perfect description!!

  • LisasLittleCreations

    Lisa Aldrich from LisasLittleCreations said 5 years ago

    Oh I love this.....my fav animal CATS. So unique personalities and loving on you yet want to be their own. Reading this post while my babies sleep on my lap- LunaBug and Willow. :) thank you for this article.

  • auntjanecan

    Jane Priser from JanePriserArts said 5 years ago

    Meow

  • stupidcats

    Stupid from stupidcats said 5 years ago

    Purrrrrrrrrr! Hurrah for cats and cat-people!

  • FairyGoldfish

    FairyGoldfish from FairyGoldfish said 5 years ago

    Excellent! I love kittehs!!!! . . . So, I appreciated your article :) also really like your product picks--they're rad.

  • metroretrovintage

    metroretrovintage from metroretrovintage said 5 years ago

    I love my kitties.

  • milocreativestudios

    milocreativestudios from MiloCreativeStudios said 5 years ago

    Metro, I love your kitty also!

  • milocreativestudios

    milocreativestudios from MiloCreativeStudios said 5 years ago

    I LOVE all the kitties here on Etsy... and can't get enough of them. Give me kitties any day.

  • QuirkMuseum

    Michael Quirk from QuirkMuseum said 5 years ago

    If a man is hungry give him a fish, if not give him a cat.

  • Violetteslippers

    Jill from Violetteslippers said 5 years ago

    Love kitties, always and forever! My three rescue girls (Marie, Lulu and Josephine) are my daily joy :)

  • MexicArt

    Sofia Sanchez from MexicArt said 5 years ago

    Completely true!!! Love this post, maybe because I'm sick too... I LOVE my cat!!! <3

  • marieowltoinette

    Marie Owltoinette from marieowltoinette said 5 years ago

    I LOVE that printed dress!! So cute!

  • bagladybooty

    bagladybooty from bagladybooty said 5 years ago

    I'm a confirmed, cat-crazy woman. Life without the companionship of cuddly cats, wouldn't be worth living. I could do without the destruction of fine furniture, the flying fur, and the occasional, huge hairball hacked up!

  • andieo1

    Andie Olson from thegeometricworkshop said 5 years ago

    I have a black cat that looks a lot like yours. He's sitting on my lap as I write this!!

  • oldworldprimitives

    Stephanie Baker from oldworldprimitives said 5 years ago

    My kind of post. :) And the last line is so true!

  • JennasRedRhino

    Jennifer Schmidt from TheCatBall said 5 years ago

    Most of my Etsy store is dedicated to making our cat friends happy, comfortable and sleeping well.

  • thetrendytot

    Jen from thetrendytot said 5 years ago

    OMG, wish there were more kid cat-centric things here...I have a 4 year old crazy cat lady ;)

  • AquarianMind74

    Wendy from AquarianMind74 said 5 years ago

    ♪ ♫ cat ladies of the world, unite and take over♪ ♫ ha! Love the blog post and the items!

  • dinahnizdo

    dina hnizdo from dinahnizdo said 5 years ago

    Big time cat lady, my cats have more toys then i did as a kid.

  • CassiopiasCreations

    Lisa from CassiopiasCreations said 5 years ago

    Love it! Cats are amazing creatures & no two are alike! Great spin on how we as cat owners "feel" about our feline counterparts.

  • tiramissoo

    tenny emmert from tiramissoo said 5 years ago

    It is an honor to serve my cat. I love it when she bosses me around or scolds me. I didn't used to be like this. ?

  • goodgrief326

    Sarah Petersen from SleepyBearBakery said 5 years ago

    I love this so much. :)

  • SewCat

    SewCat from SewCat said 4 years ago

    Snowball, Tess, and Sunny. We Love our cats!

  • savannahcat

    Lisa Jeffrey from savannahcat said 4 years ago

    Love these kitties! Great Story!

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