Signs you have become a serious “cat person”

Your vacation time is all scheduled in half-day increments, allowing you to drive to cat shows. Let’s see… if I leave at noon on Friday I can get there by midnight. That means if I get out by 4 on Sunday I can still get two or three hours of sleep before work on Monday…

Family vacations are planned around show locales and dates. If we go to Salem for a long weekend for your birthday you can visit your brother and I can go to the cat show.

When traveling to a cat show you have a large suitcase full of the cat’s necessities (toys, cage curtains, water, food, litter, grooming supplies) and a small tote bag with a brush, toothbrush, deodorant, and change of clothes for you.

Your aforementioned brush is a three-year-old freebie from Clinique bonus days. However, there is $30 worth of combs in the bag for the cat.

You buy premium cat food for your cat without blinking an eye but whine about the cost of ground beef for yourself. Steak? Who can afford steak?

You cross-examine the cat-sitter for longer than you ever questioned your kids’ babysitters. Then you leave a list of instructions that covers half the refrigerator door when you do go away.

You don’t flinch when paying $12.95 for a bottle of shampoo to enhance the color of your cat. When shopping for shampoo for yourself, you look for the .99 Suave on sale.

You no longer notice the cat hair on your black pants. Cat hair is a fact of life, why get stressed?

You buy a $120 dryer to groom the cats for a show, and then show up on Saturday morning with YOUR hair still wet.  

There are cat trees in every room of the house, including your bedroom. Visitors no longer wonder if you have strange sexual habits when seeing it, they just think you’re all around strange.

(--> Cat Tails, Pg14)

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(Please note that you will see a number of photos of our cats and kittens that I've taken outside in a natural setting. The LostWoods cats do NOT go outside unsupervised! When we do go outside for pictures and occasional adventures, there is always one person and usually two watching them closely. We do have an outside, fully enclosed run to which the older cats are allowed access, but even then we check on them often.)

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