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

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.


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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Rescuing My Cat Changed My Life

Two words: unconditional love.


Meet Hermione. Three years ago, on a complete and utter whim, my family decided to rescue her from the SPCA in Philadelphia. We had talked briefly about the possibility of adopting an animal, but my mom didn't seem very convinced during those conversations. Before Hermione, I had never had a pet besides a series of fish throughout my life that never lasted too long, so I really didn't understand the hype about family pets.

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Actually, I didn't like cats. From a young age, I always thought dogs were the superior companion, being man's best friend and all that. Cats seemed boring in comparison. I was obsessed with the idea of having my own puppy, so when my sisters ran off to the cat section of the shelter, I reluctantly followed.

We spent a long time looking through the different rooms of cats and dogs, but no animals caught our eye. I remember a volunteer told my mom that since it was after Christmas they only had "sick cats and mean dogs" left. As we were about to leave the shelter, my sister pointed out that we had missed one room. The second we walked into that room, Hermione started to rub against the cage, purring. She let every single one of my family members pet her and looked at us with adorable "take me home" eyes. We instantly fell in love.

The volunteer at the shelter explained that she was taken from a cat hoarder's home that had mistreated the animals. As a result, she has FIV and one eye that she almost lost in a fight with another cat. FIV is a feline immunodeficiency virus that can only be transferred through felines. It is compared most commonly to HIV, but I've learned to explain because people can give you the strangest looks when you say your cat has cat AIDS. It basically just means that Hermione has an extremely weak immune system and should either be the only pet in a household or be in a household with other cats with FIV. FIV is common among strays.

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Even though my family had nothing prepared to take home a cat, we did it anyway. We ran to the nearest pet store the second Hermione was in the car with us, and she has been a part of our family ever since.

Like a dog, Hermione runs to the door the second anyone comes home and will meow and press herself against you. There is nothing better in this world than unconditional love the second you get home from a hard day at school, work, etc. She has sat with me on days that I'm too sick to function, cuddled me when I'm sad and has been an amazing addition to our family. As someone who suffers from anxiety and depression, she has also been an amazing asset for me when I need support. She is the sweetest, most pure angel in this entire universe and I cannot imagine my family and life without her.

I get extremely sad when I think about all of the animals that are currently living in shelters, and I constantly tell all of my friends about my amazing experience with the SPCA. There is such a negative discourse around shelters because people are afraid of the way that the animals have been treated and do not want to take the risk.

The reward is much MUCH higher than the risk. Obviously, it is important to be cautious with shelter animals, but proper education on their background and giving them love and time is key. Knowing that my family was able to give Hermione a better life and love her as much as she loves us will forever change my perspective on adopting versus rescuing.

P.S. Here are some cute pictures to enjoy. Did I write this article just so I could look at cute pictures of my cat? Maybe.

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