Sunday, 29 April 2018

Confessions Of A Cat Lady


Cat tee* - Tessie's (here) | Cats - model's own


You've probably already guessed by the title of this post that if you're not a cat person, this post probably isn't for you; that is unless you'd like a general LOL at me for some of the weird and wonderful things I've done for my cats...which is generally what this post is all about. It's true what they say, once you get cats you lose your house (and your mind) to them so I thought it'd be fun to tell you about some of the things I've done or do for and because of my cats. For the purposes of this post, it'll be much easier if you know their names - may I introduce Barney and Sid.

The one where I ran outside in my pyjamas in the middle of the night. Would make a catchy title for a Friends episode no? This is exactly how it sounds. I did indeed run outside in the middle of the night (in winter I hasten to add) in my pyjamas because Sid was being bullied by another cat (who we call Nasty Cat). I'm pretty sure he can fight his own battles (he is a cat after all) and is probably forever haunted by the embarrassing memory of me coming to his rescue. 

This brings me onto Nasty Cat. There is a specific neighbourhood cat known in our household as Nasty Cat. He is MASSIVE, I've only ever seen him at night and he's always terrorising other cats. The name Nasty Cat, however, is also applicable to pretty much any neighbourhood cat who steps foot in our yard/dares to even look at Barney or Sid. 

And it's not just neighbourhood cats I have nicknames for. Because it'd be boring if we always called them Barney and Sid wouldn't it? They range from the more normal Barney Boo and Siddy Boy to the completely nonsensical Bum and Little Bean.

Nicknames must always be said in the babyish voice you can muster. As must absolutely everything else you say to them actually. They most definitely wouldn't understand otherwise. It's a good job next door also have a cat otherwise they'd think I was crazy...

Talking of crazy, I wave at them all the time. See them at the top of the stairs, wave. Spy them at the window, wave. Catch them sunbathing in the garden, wave. Very enthusiastically may I add. They never wave back/do anything apart from look at me with disdain.

Despite their disdain I'm completely wrapped around their paws. Their happiness is my only goal in life.

Case in point: I consider it a great achievement when Barney dribbles on me. Barney is a dribbler. Make him happy, he'll dribble. Usually all down my back because he's at his happiest and purriest when he's propped on my shoulder. It makes me very happy to see Barney dribbling.

I also try and make them the comfiest den-like beds a cat could dream of. I do this so that they can walk past them on their way to our bed where'll they'll likely curl up on my dressing gown then wake up at 2am for playtime.

Because I'm such a sucker for my cats, I have a renewed appreciation for other cats too. I mean, I liked cats before. But now when I see a cat in the street I don't just think it's cute, I begin to wonder what it's like. Personality-wise I mean...call me crazy, but cats do have personalities.

Forget men with babies being attractive, men with cats are even better. Specifically my man with my cats, obviously.

And I couldn't really write this list without including the fact that I photoshopped my cats onto my hand for the purposes of this post...

Are you a cat lady? Any confessions of your own to share?

Amy x
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  1. Awww I miss having cats so much! Growing up we had Martin (big fat ginger cat, so soppy, hated going outside!) and Barney (over excited skinny black cat who used to rip down my boyband posters and drive me mad!) .. Simon and I have thought long and hard about getting some cats of our own but we're not wanting to commit until we're fully ready. Next door actually have a gorgeous tabby called Douglas and he often comes in for a visit so at the moment it's also like we have a cat but without the responsibility! He's REALLY naughty and it's quite nice being able to kick him out as soon as he starts chewing wires or sharpening his claws on our furniture!

    PS - I wave at cats too, I'm pretty sure it's normal ;)

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    1. Haha well I'm glad it's not just me that waves! Aw I love that you had a cat called Barney too, it's a very good cat name! Having a cat without the responsibility sounds excellent, I feel the same about a dog - I would love a dog but just can't commit, having cats is commitment enough right now!

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  2. Haha love this, we have a cat and a dog, but yeah they have nicknames other than there names, and yes we do voices for them, and have surreal conversations !
    katescloset.uk

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    1. Haha well I'm glad it's not just me! I'd love a dog xx

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  3. I have done every single thing you have mentioned on this list! Just yesterday my cat woke me up at 4am because she wanted to go out and I went downstairs to open the backdoor. I'm basically my cat's servant! 😂

    Sarah | www.whatsarahwrites.com

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    1. Haha it's true that the cats rule the house for sure! xx

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  4. Oh this so relatable!
    I have a cat - Pickle AKA Baby Girl, Pick Pick, Picklehead, Little One, Funny Onion etc etc (said to her in a baby voice of course) I ask her how her day's been when I get home from work. (Like she would be able to answer!) Tell her to have a good day when I leave to go to work. Fight her battles for her (or encourage her to take on the other cats in the neighbourhood - yep I know that's bad of me.) Lip sync songs to her (she really seems to like this!) and lots of other probably crazy stuff.
    Love this post and the picture is amazing!
    Anna.

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    1. Haha omg I totally encourage mine to take on other cats too! Need to try lip syncing to mine and see what they thing haha! Thanks for commenting Anna :) xx

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  5. I used to hate baby talk...until I got my whippet and now I use it with him all the time. He also has nicknames - usually Boo-boo (such a babyish nickname!) and I've even given him a middle name and surname (which doesn't match my own) x

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    1. Awwww a whippet! I'd love a whippet, I can just imagine my cats cuddling up to one! xx

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  6. Pahahaha this made me laugh - I dont have cats and never have, but the general gist is VERY familiar to my own pet-owning experiences anyway. My family dog was called Tyke and the nicknames for him were ridiculous, ranging from to 'Ty-boy' (sort of makes sense ) to just 'Bean' (err what). And OF COURSE in the most babyish voice you can muster! xx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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    1. Yes what is it with bean? I always call the cats 'little bean' and just why haha?! xx

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  7. Gorgeous post, simply amazing :)

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