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The return of the crazy cat lady myth!

Saturday, 01 August 2009 14:43

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The picture above really has nothing to do with the myth of the cat lady, however, Jocelyn Wildenstein has come to define the name all on her own.  Although she is probably the most famous Cat Lady, I am not sure whether she is a Cat Lover?
 
But I digress...
 
A new study done by Tidy Cats shows that most people think that the Cat Lady really exists!
 
Jill Rosen of Unleashed writes:
The helpful folks behind Tidy Cat did a survey and found that a disturbing amount of America believes in the concept behind "The Crazy Cat Lady." Meaning, if a woman, or even a man, has more than one kitty, something is up there.

The poll found 71 percent of all domestic cats living in the U.S. reside in multiple cat households. So, that would be quite a lot of crazy, no?

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Tidy Cats has kicked off an essay/photo contest that aims to debunk myths about owners of multiple cats.

The Campaign to End Cattiness invites multiple-cat owners to submit stories about their fulfilled lives with their cats. Contest participants have a chance to win several prizes and just might help redefine what it means to be a “cat lady.”

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Ugly Bat Boy looks like a little lion.

Saturday, 01 August 2009 14:23

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People think this cat is super ugly.  I think he is unique!  What do you think?

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The KittyCatCouch!

Saturday, 01 August 2009 13:01

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A couple bought a used couch for $27 and found an awesome surprise!  Thang goodness they bought that couch!

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Kittens Available!!!!!!

Tuesday, 26 May 2009 21:09

Want a kitten?
 
If you live near Bakersfield, CA and think you'd like to have a sweet beautiful new baby, call Chelley @ 661.823.7649 for more information. 
 
If you'd like to see all of the different kittens available, click here to visit Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets  (S.T.O.P.) !
 

 

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Where in the **** have you been?

Thursday, 12 February 2009 20:39

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Hey All, so sorry.  I have truly been missing in action since the start of the year...  I have no excuse....  But I have news!!!!!  Ajax the Cat successfully survived his neutering appointment!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We also learned that he is smart enough to recognize the PetSmart exterior, and understands that the vets office is inside.  Even when we tried to walk him through the store (which in my opinion is the equivalent of a toy store for pets) he gave us the stink eye of suspicion.

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Happy 2009!!!!

Thursday, 01 January 2009 22:18

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Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas!!!!

Thursday, 25 December 2008 1:40

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Merry Christmas Cat Lovers!!!!!!!  

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Is a Cat Genie a good alternative option?

Monday, 22 December 2008 23:19

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Check out this infomercial on Cat Genie... a special kind of "cat toilet".  It looks pretty cool.  I am still not very sure how it works and am planning to research costs.  They claim that this saves you money in the long run, but there could be significant startup costs...

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The Crazy Cat Ladies Society!!!!!

Monday, 22 December 2008 3:47

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Okay so recently I wrote a story about a really amazing Cat Lady!  Sadly, when I googled the term "Cat Lady" the picture above, as well as an image of the Crazy Cat lady from The Simpsons, popped up.  Eleanor Abernathy a Simpson's character, better known as the Crazy Cat Lady, is a woman with the appearance and behavior of a stereotypical mentally ill person.

WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THIS STEREOTYPE?!?!?!?!?!?!  While researching the term, I ran across another COOL SITE!    The Crazy Cat Ladies Society!  From the site: "The purpose of the Crazy Cat Ladies Society & Gentlemen's Auxiliary is to use humor to counter the stereotypes made about people who love cats. By claiming the phrase "crazy cat lady" on our own terms, we take away its power to offend, and have a lot of fun while doing so!" They obviously understand that loving cat's is not a crime!  Anyway, I couldn't find any historical information about the origin of the term.  However, when I entered the term in Wikipedia, I did get this result:

ANIMAL HOARDING

Animal hoarding involves keeping higher than usual numbers of animals as pets without having the ability to properly house or care for them, while at the same time denying this inability.  Compulsive hoarding can be characterized as a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder rather than deliberate cruelty towards animals. Hoarders are deeply attached to their pets, and find it extremely difficult to let the pets go. They typically cannot comprehend that they are harming their pets by failing to provide them with proper care. Hoarders tend to believe that they provide the right amount of care for their pets. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals provides a "Hoarding Prevention Team", which works with hoarders to help them attain a manageable and healthy number of pets.
 
I guess this is where the stereotype started?  Animal hoarding is not cool, but I can totally understand wanting more and more cats than ever... they are such cool little companions, and super self suffiencient (compared to other animals).  But, cat's need care... and that can be expensive.  I am totally against people taking on more pets than they can care for!

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729 cats and the people they own

Saturday, 29 November 2008 0:39

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Check out the cats at the cat show!  Coverage here

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