To The Cats I've Fallen For But Couldn't Adopt

To The Cats I've Fallen For But Couldn't Adopt

I'm sorry I couldn't give you the home you deserve.
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For years, my post-career goal has been to rescue/foster/adopt cats of all shapes, sizes, and situations. I want to give a loving home to as many cats as I can. Unfortunately, I'm at a point in my life where I can't. My boyfriend and I plan to adopt a cat in autumn, but it doesn't feel like enough.

Every time I visit a shelter or cat cafe, I fall in love with all of them. I feel a deep connection with cats, as insane as that sounds. The cats who end up in shelters need patience and understanding, similar to myself. I believe that this is where my connection to cats stems from. I share many traits with them: independence, a need for affection, sassiness, and a love for naps.

(This is not some weird confession about being a furry or otherkin. I'm simply a person who adores cats.)

To the cats who I have fallen for,

I'm sorry I couldn't adopt you. I wanted to, I promise. You became part of my family as soon as you rubbed your face against mine. My heart continues to expand to fit the love I develop for all of you. Even though I am unable to adopt you today, I will continue to think about you once we have parted ways. When I am swiping through the photos on my phone, the selfie I took with you will appear and the sadness will return.

I will hope that you found a warm and loving home. You are the ones who got away but are never forgotten. The short time we spent together is something I will cherish for a long time. Being able to meet you and get a taste of your personality is enough to get me through bad days. Animals are very healing for me. Thank you for being part of my recovery.

I want to meet and fall in love with as many cats as I am able to. I want to flood my Instagram feed with images of the cats I wish I could have. Whether they are in a shelter, a foster, or stray, they all deserve respect and love. If I'm walking or driving and I spot a cat on a windowsill, or in someone's yard, I will always become giddy with excitement. My day will have been made.

It may sound like an actual crazy person wrote this, but it's just coming from a place of passion. Many people hate cats, and I do not understand why. They're not dogs, and I think that's too difficult for some people to comprehend. By the way, I do love dogs just as much.


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These puns are as sweet as honey.
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There are few things in life that make me happier (and/or make me want to bury my face in my hands and groan loudly) than a well timed pun. This goes double if the pun involves some my favorite insects — bees. There's nothing quite as satisfying as uttering a bee pun when no one expects it, so here is a list of the top 30 bee puns around!

Use these puns to make your grandparents laugh, impress your date, spice up your Tinder profile, make friends with a beekeeper, break the ice at your new job or make everyone in the general vicinity wish they hadn't invited you to come hang out with them. You won't bee-lieve how many of these puns you'll be pollen for! You'll bee-come an instant hit at parties! You'll bee sure to thank me later.

1. "When a bee is in your hand, what's in your eye? Beauty. Because beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder."

2. "Bee puns really sting.

3. "Who's a bee's favorite singer? Bee-yoncé."

4. "What's a happy bumblebee's blood type? Bee positive!"


5. "Bee puns aren't that great. I don't get what all the buzz is about."

6. "Wasp are you talking about?"


7. "Naughty bee children really need to beehive."

8. "What kind of bees drop things? Fumble bees!"

9. "A bee's favorite haircut is a buzz cut!"

10. "What do you call a bee that's a sore loser? A cry bay-bee!"


11. "What's a bee's favorite flower? Bee-gonias!"

12. "Why do bees get married? Because they found their honey!"


13. "That bee is talking too quietly, it must be a mumble-bee!"

14. "Bee children take the school buzz to get to school."

15. "A bee's favorite sport is rug-bee."

16. "The bees went on strike because they wanted more honey and less working flowers."


17. "On the first day of class, bee students are given a sylla-buzz."

18. "What did one bee say to the other when they landed on the same flower? Buzz off."

19. "Who's a bee's favorite painter? Pablo Bee-casso!"

20. "A bee styles their hair with a honeycomb."

21. "When a bee writes a sonnet, they're waxing poetic."

22. "The worker bee decided to take a vacation to Stingapore last year."

23. "A bee that's been put under a spell has been bee-witched!"

24. "Say, these bee puns aren't too shab-bee."

25. "That pretentious wasp is just plain snob-bee!"

26. "Why did the bee want to use the phone? To say hi to their honey."

27. "A bee's favorite novel is the Great Gats-bee."


28. "What's a bee's favorite Spice Girls song? Wanna-bee!"

29. "What do bees like with their sushi? Wasa-bee!"

30. "Remember, bee puns are good for your health, they give you a dose of Vitamin Bee!"

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20 Things All Cat Owners Know To Be True, After Accepting Their 'Crazy Cat Lady' Status

You don't own the cat. That cat owns YOU.

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If you're like me and have a cat, you will know right off the bat that you don't own the cat. That cat owns YOU. You are whipped by it but you LOVE it. Literally, you will die for your furbaby. That being said, here are 20 things that all "cat-owners" know to be true…

1. In the mornings, you don’t need an alarm clock since your cat with meow and sit on you until you wake up to feed it

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All he wants is to eat.

2. Your cat will never want to cuddle when you want to cuddle.

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Consequently, you will be three seconds away from getting up when your cat decides to plop down in your lap. And then you're stuck with the debate "do I get up or do I sit here since he finally wants to love me?"

3. You’re used to them rubbing up to your legs when you’re making food.

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4. You’ve accidentally tripped over your cat and then spent the rest of the day feeling awful about it

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5. Your camera roll is 90% pictures of your cat

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Need more proof? All these pictures are from my camera roll.

6. Cleaning the litter box is the worst

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Who know something so small can make something so gross?

7. You will never underestimate the power of strings, lasers, or small things that move ever again

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Anything is a plaything for your cat.

8. At night, your cat gets first dibs on what part of the bed he sleeps on

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... And it will always be smack dab in the middle so you just adapt because he's your baby and you will do anything for him. Even if it means sleeping in a ball at the end of your own bed.

9. You catch yourself having conversations with your cat which in hindsight, can sound a bit crazy

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10. You fully accept your status as a crazy cat lady

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11. Your cat will get into the strangest situations and then you have to deal with it

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You just learn not to question it anymore.

12. That moment of dread when your cat is slowly placing is paw on your boob and you just brace yourself for the weight that’s about to come

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Ya'll know what I'm talking about.

13. You’ve lifted your cat up, Lion King style, on multiple occasions. And he always hates it.

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14. Your cat rules the house.

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He is the king and we are just his lowly servants.

15. You always feel slightly judged by your cat

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"Stupid human" — your cat, probably.

16. When you pick up your cat and he makes the little “mew” sound and your heart just melts a little bit

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17. You will randomly find little ~ahem~ gifts from your cat

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Includes but not limited to: dead rodents, dead birds, hairballs, dead plants because he ate them, a toilet paper mess because he was playing with the roll, etc. — You get the idea.

18. If and when your cat hisses you wonder how you acquired the actual spawn of Satan

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The face of an angel but the attitude of the devil.

19. It’s all fun and games until they whip out their talon-like claws

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20. You never considered yourself a cat person until you found your furbaby

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Your cat is the best cat in the world!

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