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Sunday, November 16, 2008

What has become of me????

Here's the thing. It's finally happened. I have finally crossed the threshold. I am now officially the "crazy cat lady". Send me the fuzzy slippers and the over sized, flowered house dress...oh, and a hair net. I'm all set.
I have shamefully admitted before that we have four, yes, four house cats. I know. Don't get me started. Most of our cats have ended up here, not by my choice, but by well meaning (manipulative) people knowing that I am a sucker for a sad rescue story.
Four cats in the house was bad. Bad, especially for an OCD person who is driven mad by cat hair and feels compelled to vacuum and clean out litter boxes continually.
Last week our beloved son Justin called to let us know that he needed to move to a different apartment, and the only one he could find would not allow him to have his cat................do you see where this is going? "Can you guys keep Vilka for a while?". So Vilka arrived...I don't know, maybe last weekend? I've lost track of time, maybe ingested too much cat hair, I don't know, it's hard to say. She has stayed here before, so she is really no trouble, other than she has a superiority complex and can't understand why she has to share things with the pesky boys, so she feels compelled to walk around growling and hissing at them all the time.

Don't let her pretty face fool you.

THEN. Last week, darling daughter Nicole called. Right away my "momdar" was giving me the feeling that I was not going to like what she had to say. She and Her boyfriend, Andrew, were going to L.A. for some Grad school interviews for a few days (I'm thinking, so far so good, no problems here that involve me......wait for it.....), and last time she was out of town for a couple of days, she had a friend take care of her cats, and apparently, the cats were NOT happy about being left alone at night and meowed so much that the neighbors downstairs complained to her when she got back. "So, can you and dad keep the cats for a few days"? And, there it is!

Pssshhhh, what's seven cats. Are you kidding me??? OMG! I have lost my mind, I have SEVEN cats in my flippin' house! S.E.V.E.N.

Here are the rest of the bains of my existance. Simon. Awww, isn't he cute?? Maybe... when he's SLEEPING.

But, he's usually doing something like this...
Then there's Lionel. His claim to fame is his disproportionately poofy tail, and the fact that he wants to sit on your lap....when you are in the bathroom...that's all I am going to say about that.
Not to be confused with my cat Bosco....who, by the way, is perfect.

Then there is Romeo. More comonly known by his other aliases," Little Kitty", or "#3".You may remember Baxter, he was the one playing with his tail in the video in an earlier post.
Yeah, there's stuff wrong with him.
Then there's Mr. Marshall. Also known as Mooshie, or Squishy Delicious. Mooshie is 14 years old and livin' large...oh, you don't think he looks that fat?
How about this pose then?
Nicole will be picking up her cats on Tuesday....right, Nicole? Picking them up Tuesday?
I better go, it's time for "The Price is Right", and then I have to put my hair up in curlers, and then I am putting plastic runners down over the hall carpet...I just hope I don't slide on them with my fuzzy slippers....

9 comments:

Rayna said...

Don't forget to put plastic over the furniture! :) They look like lovely kitties at least..... :D You are a braver woman than I, that's for sure. I was losing my marbles w/ 2 cats and 2 dogs in the house...lol

thecrazysheeplady said...

I love it!

Jenny Holden said...

Hmmm, that's the farm devoid of small animal life then. Large cow bells might slow them down!

Kristin said...

I offered to keep Vilka but he was all, "My mom won't mind."

Sharrie said...

We have four cats in the house and anywhere from 5 - 8 outside. Yours are beautiful. I have a gray with green eyes who is a beauty like yours. Luckily, I don't have a problem with the hair. I can just let it slide. Good luck!

Wrensong Farm said...

You have some beautiful cats! I have tried to keep to just two....though it's very hard for me to stay away from the animal shelters and the people with the box in front of the Safeway!!

Angie said...

I can't help you with the cat situation, but I do need to speak with you about the Rabbit Relocation Project. :)

clink said...

Yea .... I'll send you a hairnet as soon as I get it off my head. and what size of fuzzy slippers do you need?? I must have several pairs.

Fuzzy Butt just wriggled her way in....

Big surprise, huh????

Nancy K. said...

You mean to say that you actually have ALL those cats in the same house, some coming & going, and they don't tear each other apart????

Now I have a real excuse for why our family reunion MUST be at my house...

;-)

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