Crazy Cat Lady in Training

Posted 14 January, 2015 by C.J. Burright in Discussion / 6 Comments

I’m starting to get a complex. It’s no secret I’m a cat girl. I mean, I’ve had cats ever since I can remember (except for my college days…no cat wanted to deal with that dramafest, anyway). My cats have ranged from Spot to Tiger, Flea to White Devil, and I remember every one of them. That’s normal, right? Nothing wrong with conversing with your furry family members, pretty sure about that. Daughter claims no one else has relationships with her cats like I do…not sure that’s a compliment. My point is, I think people have already pegged me for the next neighborhood Crazy Cat Lady. Call it subliminal hints, but check out some of the Christmas presents I got this year.


Cat socks rock. They’re useful. Keep the tootsies warm. I like them.


Everyone needs a cat-applique scarf on those cold winter days. You’re jealous, admit it.


This was freakin’ hilarious. Who comes up with this stuff? For the record, cats DO NOT love it. Here’s what my cat Frank thought of it, after two seconds on her head.


The Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats has flown to the recycling bin in the sky.


Technically, this was a white elephant gift, but friends brought it specifically with me in mind. I happened to wind up with a bottle of champagne and a roll of toilet paper (WTH?). Luckily, hubby nabbed it for me. Can’t believe no one stole it from him. *snicker* A couple friends quizzed me with the questions on the back and…yes. I am a bona fide Crazy Cat Lady. Here’s the quiz:

Do you get excited when you hear a can opener? (for the record, that was a big NO for me).

Do you think cats are smarter than people?

Do you spend more on doctor bills for your cats than for yourself?

Do you buy the ice cream your cats prefer instead the kind you like?

Can you tell your cats apart by the roughness of their tongues?

Do you own more than one piece of clothing with a cat on it? (er…now I do).

Do you have a website devoted to your cats?

Do you spend more on Christmas presents for your cat than for your family?

Do you buy more than one kind of cat food because a few of your cats are picky eaters?

Do you feel that the ancient Egyptian tradition of cat worship is the one true religion?

If you answered yes to four or more of these questions, you may be a Crazy Cat Lady.

I dare you to take the quiz…do you join me in the ranks of United Crazy Cat Ladies? Did you get any weird, ahem, AWESOME presents this year?


C.J. Burright

About C.J. Burright

Hey, I'm C.J. and I write stuff. Mostly fantasy and paranormal romance with a sprinkling of urban fantasy. Supernatural's my thing (the TV show too) and if you wanna go all Medieval I'm totally there, especially if there's a weapon involved. But I like guns too. I'm okay with violence, especially if it's deserved. And I'll choose the anti-hero every time.


6 Responses to “Crazy Cat Lady in Training”

  1. Wow. I didn’t realize it was this bad. Do I have to stage an intervention?

    I love you anyway, but wow, that might be a little too much cat.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    • I’m pretty sure I’m beyond hope, but I appreciate the intervention offer. I’ll just clarify I like cats, but don’t buy cat-related things for myself. Ever. Yet, people feel compelled to give them to me. Now, if I could only learn to compel people to bring me wine, chocolate, and Alexander Skarsgard…I’ll have to work on that superpower. Happy hump day, Patricia!

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