Friday, June 1, 2012

There's crazy cat lady, and then there's taking things too far...


http://phee.deviantart.com/art/Crazy-Cat-Lady-2LK-216904233Now I want to state upfront I'm in no way besmirching the good name of crazy cat ladies everywhere.  It's a time honoured tradition which requires dignity, responsibility, and a good resistance to cat allergens.  I like to think that I'm well on my way to becoming one of you, at least I will be once I convince Gypsy my feline co-habitator that sharing her couch with a few other kitties wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.


Yes, my cat has her own couch ... shut up!

But when I read this article about a woman in Israel whose husband is divorcing her because he couldn't stand living with her cats anymore, I must confess that it made me pause and re-evaluate my plans of crazycatladydom in my twilight years.  I know what you're thinking ... why on earth is a guy divorcing his wife just because she has a few cats?  Well that's the kicker.

She has over five hundred and fifty of them.

Can you imagine?  The food bills!  The vet bills!  The litter boxes!!!  I have a hard enough time keeping up with one fuzzy butted fur ball, I don't even want to imagine the number of man hours that must go into that many cats.

Though to be honest, I have to assume that she had at least some of those cats before he married her so he must have at least had an inkling of what he was getting himself into.  He probably thought he could change things, fix her.  Sorry, dude, but that's the sort of crazy that doesn't shift.  That crazy's stuck on nice and tight.

The thing that really gets me though?  I did the math once and worked out how much it costs to own a cat for an approximate life span of 18 years.  If you factor in food, litter, vet bills, and other incidentals, it comes to approximately twenty five thousand dollars to own a cat for it's entire lifetime.  That comes to around thirteen million that Ms Supercrazycatlady is going to spend on those furry little home wreckers.

Hmm, I wonder if her husband tried THAT argument...

7 comments:

  1. Ummmm ok, that's a lot of cats! At one point my dad had twenty cats - but he didn't really take care of them. They all stayed outside and I think he just dumped some cat food out back every once in a while. Poor cats lol

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  2. Wow! I've always been more of a dog person, but I can't even imagine having that many pets, no matter the type.

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  3. Where's Ozzie Osbourne when you need him? Love the starter kit.

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  5. I'm much more of a dog person. I mean, litter boxes.... And I seriously doubt that she listened to the advice of Bob Barker and had them spayed and neutered. Un-neutered cat pee is probably one of the most horrible smells. Ever. I once had the good fortune to have a male cat spray my car whilst on the way to the vet to get fixed. I know, I had it coming.

    But still... THAT SMELL DOESN'T COME OUT! DON'T JUDGE ME!

    And in conclusion, that's a shit load of cats...

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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  6. Eek!!! Five hundred plus cats! I'd move out in a heartbeat! I used to have one cat. But after he was gone, I decided to become a animal free household so I could go when I wanted to without worry. Now, I have my daughter instead. She's better than a cat! She cooks! LOL!

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  7. ONE cat will make me sneeze and swell up like a blow fish! The thought of 500 cats makes me want to vomit! By the power vested in me, this divorce is so granted!
    New follower! :D

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