Thursday, August 24, 2006
Crazy Cat Lady
Seriously, when did I become the crazy cat lady? I'm only 30, way too young for that title. But apparently, the three cats living at my house right now did not get the memo.
They fight over who gets to sleep with me (cause you know, the bed just isn't big enough for me, DH, and 3 cats). They follow me around the house. I turn around, there's a line of cats three deep. I can't tell you how many times I've tripped over one. I guess I need to start signaling when I change direction. If I'm ignoring them they plop their furry rears right in front of my computer monitor so I can't see a bloody thing. They jump into my lap at inappropriate times, not to mention stick their wet noses in my face. The cats don't bother my husband. Oh no, not the man who started this whole thing by taking our girls to visit a friend and coming home with a cat - but that's another post all together.
They don't even do this to Sweet Pea, who would love it. Nope, they only do it to me. I seriously think it's because they know I'm allergic. I never had a problem with one cat. I guess adding 2 just overloaded my system.
The funny part is our cat (we're babysitting the other 2 while my brother and his wife are in Alaska for several months) has suddenly developed allergies. Seriously, the vet thinks it's to the other cats since it didn't start until after we got them.
I used to like cats and don't get me wrong I still love ours (and my brother's aren't really bad either :-) But I want my life back! I feel like I've gained several children instead of cats. My girls leave me alone more than these things do. I can't even take a shower in peace. If I close the door they sit outside the bathroom yowling. If I let them in they wait right outside the shower which just creeps me out.
We'll only have them through the end of Sept (and if I needed to keep them longer I would. I love my brother and his wife.). But I'm looking forward to regaining my life. And to the day when my darling, angel of a husband stops calling me the crazy cat lady!!
The picture is of Alex our wonder cat. His hobbies include killing rabbits and birds and fighting with snakes in my front yard. Looks likes a killer doesn't he?