The next three posts will be about cats. Please note this is not a blog about cats, mostly because I don’t have any. It would violate the agreement that we have with our landlord, where we commit highway robbery each time we pay rent and they ask us not to have pets.
Also cats are not my favourite animal. If pressed I would say my favourite animal is the manatee. But that’s only if I’m not in the water with manatees. If I was I’d be shouting “Why in goodness name do you want to know my favourite animal? Can’t you see these manatees are going to kill me by swimming over me and not realizing I’m trapped underneath them?” It’s one of my greatest nightmares- death by an inert group of manatees.
That being said, for someone who is not an avid lover of cats I’ve spent approximately eighty percent of my life living with them and ten percent of my life cleaning their litter boxes. The disproportionate amount of litter box cleaning that I’ve done may explain my lack of unabashed love for the creatures.
My sister and mom on the other hand spend their life amassing cats and loving cats. They also enjoy taking photos of them and looking at photos of cats. It is my understanding that this is standard for all cat lovers.
Without further adieu, my most recent communication to my dear sister.
I thought I should contact you first before the organization does.
Your Crazy Cat Lady membership is being revoked. I wrote a post about our recently deceased cat. Needing a photo to go along with the post I turned to your Facebook page. Not only did I fail to find a photo of said cat, but my search failed to turn up any cat pictures at all on your Facebook profile.
As you are supposedly “the cat lover” in the family I found this oddly suspicious. Further inquiry turned up a photo of a daschund that was once tagged “Diana’s best friend”. More searching turned up a comment you made of “OMG cutest thing alive” in response to a photo of a Golden Doodle puppy.
By this point I was quite alarmed and questioning who my sister really was, it was in that state that I telephoned the Crazy Cat Ladies organization.
They’ll be by at some point this week to confiscate both your cat tree and your floppy crocheted hat.
I think it goes without saying that you’re not to buy cat nip or any other feline related paraphernalia for a year.
Much love, I’m sorry I had to turn you in.
The Great Unwashed
I hate that, as a librarian, people assume I love cats. In fact I am allergic to them and find them haughty and distrustful. Also snuggly which is annoying owing to the sneezing
Hey my favorite animal is a manatee too!
Non dog and cat people of the world unite!
Oh oh. I don’t have any pictures of Bear or Oliver. Does that mean I’m out too?
Your letter revoking your membership will arrive any day now.