In the spirit of all things cats, this post is dedicated to all my fellow feline lovers in the world. We diligently scoop full litter boxes on the daily, provide life-sustaining nourishment (in the form of cat food, catnip and homemade cat treats and toys) and are the lucky individuals who get to cozy up at the end of a long day with a snuggly, purring kitty. While the warm and fuzzy stuff is great and all, the love + devotion you have for your cat can come across as an obsession — and honestly, as a proud cat lady or gent, you should be 100% fine with that label. Here are five signs that you’re totally obsessed with your cat.
YOU HAVE FRAMED PHOTOS OF YOUR FELINE
Beloved photo memories of your family, friends and… feline(s) are all over your home. Cats are part of the family too! Editor’s note: More framed photos of your cat throughout your home = more framed photos of your cat throughout your home that are knocked over from a swift tail swipe. Fact.
YOU HAVE A GROWING CAT CLOTHING CLOSET
We all know how hard it can be to resist buying clothes for your pet — cats definitely included. One day you’re considering buying your first cat hat, and then you blink and you have a dedicated cat clothing area in your room.
YOU ALWAYS RECEIVE CAT-RELATED GIFTS
Whether it’s your birthday, a major holiday or just a day to celebrate, if someone’s buying you a gift, it’s probably a gift for a cat lover. It’s a blessing and a curse, because you always love cat-related gifts, but at the same time, you’re concerned your loved ones are starting to think you are a cat.
YOU CELEBRATE YOUR FELINE’S BIRTHDAY
You go all out for your cat’s birthday — it’s an extremely important day, after all. From sending out legit invitations to decorating your purrfect digs, you stop at nothing to give your furry friend the best birthday party ever. Think: a DIY cat ears station for the humans, a treat station for the kitties and balls of yarn everywhere.
YOU’RE OFFENDED WHEN SOMEONE SAYS THEY’RE A DOG PERSON
HUH? You might not comprehend when someone tells you that they’re “a dog person,” but it’s important to take a deep breath, gather your thoughts and think before you say anything irrational or offensive. Remind yourself that everyone is different and we must embrace that (yes, even if that means someone likes dogs more than cats).