By Ruth aka Kattaddorra
Why is a woman with a number of cats, often called a ‘crazy cat lady’?
Why isn’t a woman with a number of children called a ‘crazy child lady’?
Why isn’t a woman with a number of dogs called a ‘crazy dog lady’?
It applies to men too of course, but we very rarely hear of a ‘crazy cat man’ even though there are men with more than one or two cats.
There are quite a few men with more than one or two dogs too, but we never hear them called ‘crazy dog men’ do we?
Children and dogs can be a pest in public, cats don’t wreak havoc in supermarkets like children do, cats don’t make a noise barking, or mess on footpaths, or jump up at people leaving muddy paw marks like dogs do.
Each to his own and I respect that some people like children around and some like dogs around, so why don’t those people respect that some of us like cats around?
Why think we are crazy because we happen to love cats?
What happened to live and let live, does it not apply to cat people? Why do journalists write biased articles about cats and try to turn people against them?
I find people who love cats to be the most caring and kind to other people and other species of animals too.
We may not want children or dogs in our lives but we don’t begrudge or mock those who do want them. We only ask that they understand we have as much right to our choice as they have.
Well we only have two cats in our home right now but I also care about our neighbour’s cats, the local Sanctuary cats and all cats worldwide.
If that makes me a crazy cat lady then I’m very proud of my title.