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  1. #1
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    Default So what is it about cats.....

    Scenario #1:
    38 year old divorced woman, lives alone with 2 dogs, let's say a black lab and a corgi. Totally acceptable.

    Scenario #2:
    38 year old divorced woman (myself), lives alone with 2 cats (very happily, I might add!!), borders on "Crazy Cat Lady."

    What makes having multiple dogs more acceptable than multiple cats? Discuss....

    And for the record, I fully embrace being on the way to becoming the CCL!
    "Life is too short to be a slave to the whims of others." -- RugBug, COTH


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    Quote Originally Posted by janedoe726 View Post
    Scenario #1:
    38 year old divorced woman, lives alone with 2 dogs, let's say a black lab and a corgi. Totally acceptable.

    Scenario #2:
    38 year old divorced woman (myself), lives alone with 2 cats (very happily, I might add!!), borders on "Crazy Cat Lady."

    What makes having multiple dogs more acceptable than multiple cats? Discuss....

    And for the record, I fully embrace being on the way to becoming the CCL!
    It's ridiculous, isn't it? PARTICULARLY when dogs tend to be higher maintenance both emotionally and physically, which you could (not necessarily should) extrapolate to mean that the cat woman is free to live a more independent, out-of-the-house lifestyle and is less emotionally needy.
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.


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    There tends to be a limit to how many dogs a Crazy Dog Lady can handle.
    There is NO limit to the number of cats.
    Hence the suspicion that any kind of Crazy Cat Lady may be on the brink or already in the depths of cat numbers.

    My last kitten came from one such lady, that started with a couple of cats and, after a few years, city health had to come in, took her to the psychiatric ward and got 90+ cats out of her house and burned it down, it was that bad.


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    Cause when people think of ladies and dogs they think of Lassie's mom.

    Ladies and cats, OTOH, call other images to mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pAin't_Misbehavin' View Post

    Ladies and cats, OTOH, call other images to mind.
    Or this :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2-15mYWpmA
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Windsor1 View Post
    Good one. Or this!


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    LOL, 2 cats certainly do NOT make a Crazy Cat Lady.

    I have 2 friends that have more than 2 and aren't crazy YET! One has 5 and is a beloved member on this board and far from nuts.

    The other just took in 3 stray kittens to add to the 2 barn cats she already has and I have no idea how many house cats she has. I do believe I remember that friend #2 had 17 cats between the house and barn about the time I met her (23 yrs ago)but I'm pretty sure that she doesn't have anywhere near that many now.

    Then there is my neighbor with 7 dogs, five of which are breeding females, so she might have the initial 7 adult dogs and a litter of maybe 6 puppies at any time of the year. She's not crazy either but I have absolutely no idea how she manages all 7 adult dogs as they are all house dogs as well (6 long coated german shephards and 1 long haired mini dauchound).

    Heck I can barely manage 1 house dog and 2 horses!
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    Back in my day, we didn't have as many warning labels because people weren't so dang stupid!



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    1 human : 2 cats is not crazy cat ratio yet. 1 human : 6 cats is where you become a crazy cat lady. The ratio changes per number of humans in the house (ie, a two-person household requires 12 cats for crazy status.)

    Science and math never lie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pAin't_Misbehavin' View Post
    Good one. Or this!
    Awesome. The crying really made that extra special.

    Would love to know the backstory!
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Windsor1 View Post
    http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__...d_Cat_Lady.jpg

    yep, I think cat ladies are eccentric. dog ladies not so much.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    Long ago cats were associated with witches, women who lived alone, on the fringes of the local society, keeping a cat for company and rat control ... maybe the village "wise woman" ("white witch,"), while "doggy" women were more like the men who kept a brace of bird dogs or a pack of hunting hounds. Dogs accompany people on long walks across the moors and fields, while cats do not have this traditional reputation.

    Even if people don't realize it this day and age, the old idea of the village witch lingers, not just at Hallowe'en.

    Pity, but so are many human ideas.


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    Our cat went on evening walks with three humans and two dogs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Our cat went on evening walks with three humans and two dogs.
    My mom can't get the cat to stop following her when she takes the dog for walks. So funny.

    I think anything more than two qualifies for CCL status, regardless of number of people in the house.



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    2 cats is not the makings of a crazy cat lady.

    But then again, you are hearing this from someone who has 10 horses, 2 house cats, 1 barn cat (and currently looking for about 4-6 more) and who also up until recently had 2 Labrador dogs ....

    One of our housecats, Ivan the Terrible, comes running when he hears the bell on his collar ringing, because it means he gets to go outside... on a leash. And yes, he walks just like a dog. He LOVES going for walks. Maybe this qualifies for CCL.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by janedoe726 View Post


    What makes having multiple dogs more acceptable than multiple cats? Discuss....
    I don't know but it drives me nuts! Especially since dealing with crazy dog ladies' at my work, they are freakin' wacked! I don't mind the CCL label, makes insecure people feel better about themselves I suppose.
    I LOVE my Chickens!


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    I've been told the ratio was 1 lady:4 cats. Unless at least one of the cats lives in a barn.



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    Ha!

    I have a 2 Dog Friend (note clever play on words) who is waaaaaay more neurotic than I could ever imagine getting with my 2 cats (one indoors, one for the barn).

    Example the 1st:
    We're shopping at Whole Paycheck and she is buying some interesting produce.
    I ask what she plans to do with it.
    Reply:
    "Not for me, it is for the dogs' raw diet"
    Uh-huh, and for herself? Takeout pizza.

    Example the 2nd:
    W'ere driving together in her car with 1 of the dogs....who is sitting in her lap when he isn't crawling around the floorboards, on me, back & forth between front & back seats.
    This is not a safety issue because????

    Example the 3rd:
    When we boarded at the same barn dog was allowed to run loose in the arena while she was riding.
    Because it was so key-oot the way he ran alongside and around her & horsie.
    She thought.
    If another rider wanted to come in, dog was not removed.
    I admit to being tempted to squish dog on several occasions, if only smushed pup would not have been iffy footing for my horse.
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009
    Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009


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    Quote Originally Posted by danceronice View Post
    1 human : 2 cats is not crazy cat ratio yet. 1 human : 6 cats is where you become a crazy cat lady. The ratio changes per number of humans in the house (ie, a two-person household requires 12 cats for crazy status.)

    Science and math never lie.
    Quote Originally Posted by BeaSting View Post
    I've been told the ratio was 1 lady:4 cats. Unless at least one of the cats lives in a barn.
    Apparently you are both wrong.


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    Does marriage disqualify one from CCL status?

    'Cuz I have 9 cats. Indoor cats. And 2 dogs. And 4 horses. And a husband (yes, he's one of the pets )


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    Or this this lady.







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