On... Being a Crazy Cat Lady

For as long as I can remember cats have been my favourite animal..  I was and have always been the one in my group of friends or family most associated with them and have always been the one that people buy cat-related presents for at birthdays and at Christmas. My Mum has had multiple cats throughout her life and so I've grown up with cats and have never lived without them. 

At the moment, we have four. It started off with us just going to adopt the one - Sammy, but then she needed a friend - so we got Sooty. And then there was Shadow - a stray I couldn't leave behind, which turned out to be a good decision as it transpired that she was indeed pregnant with four little kittens, whom probably would have never made it out on the streets with their then painfully thin, hungry Mother. And then there was Charlie.. our little boy-cat.. a moment of weakness saw us suggest a trip to the local RSPCA centre just to 'look around', but clearly when you're as soft as both Adam and I are about animals, looking was never really going to be all we were going to be doing that day.. and so, home came little Charlie.. and what a character he's turned out to be!. More human than cat.. bless his heart.


When I hear people say that they're 'not really a cat person' or that they 'just don't like them', I don't really get it to be honest. I mean, how can you not like cats?! They're such lovely little characters and so incredibly adorable, they're really no trouble at all, okay that's not quite true.. some of them do like to scratch up furniture (and new carpets), be sick around the house, find mice to play with and then kill, spread lots and lots of hair around the house and if you're really unfortunate as a cat-owner - occasionally empty their bowels around the house in crafty little spots, but asides from that, they're truly lovely! ;)


If you asked most cat-owners about the above, they'd probably tell you that cats, on occasion, can be bloody hard work and they'd be right. But it's also very likely that they'd tell you that for the majority of the time, cats are such laid-back, very easy to look after, not to mention utterly cute little fur-babies, who simply come in to your lives and make themselves a part of the family and really do go on to make a house feel that much more like a home.

I love each of my little fur-babies, they've all got such individual little characters and they all have lots of cuddles and love to give too. I'd never choose to be without them, despite their often sneaky, rather naughty personailty traits. It's certainly no easy task having four little kitty's to hoover up behind of every single day, but when it comes down to it - there are lots of things in my life that I'm proud of and being a crazy-cat-lady is definitely one of those things.. ;) 


P.S. Did you know that the average pet insurance claim is now £650, but claims can run into thousands if your pet develops an on-going condition. (Source: Association of British Insurers, 2013). Take a look at Argos Pet Insurance to find out more information about the importance of insuring your pet. They now also have a blog and if you're a bit of an animal lover like I am, you'll probably find their different pet related articles a rather interesting and quite useful read.



  1. I've always liked you but now I like you a million times more. ;) Animal people are my favourite people. Cats DO have such lovely little personalities, don't they. And there's nothing like having one curl up on your pillow at night...

  2. I don't like people who say I'm not a cat person. Lol I mean they are easier to handle than dogs, love cuddles, you don't have to bring them for walks etc etc. We have 2 and a week ago I was going to take on another kitten but I'm going to wait until Chloe is a bit older.
    One of cat is obsessed, I mean obsessed with the house. tries to get in so many times. and he's welcome in here but he causes so much trouble. The other one we have is stray. She's the loveliest and well behaved little girl. She's scared of anyone apart from me and hubby. http://www.janineslittleworld.com/the-other-family-members/

  3. Aww! I like cat's! I had a few growing up.....None being an adult though :(
    Maybe when the kids leave home I will be a cat lady....hehehe

  4. Cats are the best! I totally agree, I don't expect everyone to like cats but I hate it when they are described as aloof and unaffectionate. I have had cats all my life and they have all been loving, loyal and full of character. I currently have a little fur baby sleeping on my shoulder. The feeling of calm that radiates through you when stroking a purring cat is unlike anything else. Felines forever! X

  5. Aww your cats are adorable, nothing wrong with owning cats, I think they get a bad rep hehe

  6. I like cats but it's just I don't understand them. I don't know when they want a scratch behind the ears or when they're going to claw the hell out of me.... Dogs are simpler creatures to me! I love kittens because all they want to do is play but adult cats unnerve me. I've had a bad experience with a cat I was stroking turning on me suddenly and I've never quite been able to get over it sadly. I do own a small dog who is, I'm told, quite cat like so I'm half way there I guess!