Wednesday, June 8, 2005

The Cat Lady

Before we lived here, we had a house in the contry.

We also had about 30 cats.

I truly did not know how this happened at the time.

Most of them were wild.

The ones that we could catch , we had nuetered or spayed. (we really are not terrible irresponsible pet owners.)

But there were always more.

One day ,I was at the store buying my usual 20 pound bag of cat food. I was chatting with the cashier, lamenting that I had so many cats

The cashier wanted to be helpful, as small town clerks will be.

"I tell you what to do , Honey", she  confided in hushed tones, "There's this woman that lives on Park Road. Everyone calls her the Cat Lady. You can see her on the porch reading all the time. You just drop those cats off there & she will take good care of them!"

I froze. "That's me, you fool!!!!"

After this, the funny part was watching Mariah chase every car that slowed down in front of our house, yelling, "You @#$%%^!!!!!!!!!!!!Dont you leave any cats here!"

I shudder to think what they called her.

17 comments:

karebear4x4 said...

ok Cat lady   how did you rid yourself of so many cats?~kbear

joolsinwa said...

OMG too funny!
~ Julie~ http://journals.aol.com/joolsinwa/randommusingsofmymind

janacassie said...

HEY ARE YOU THE WOMAN WHO WAS ON OPRAH?

stormie4851 said...

HAHAHA, DID U KNOW THAT THE CATS PASS THE WORD AMONG THEMSELVES ALSO, THEY TELL OTHERS WHERE TO FIND FOOD ETC..............I HAVE SEEN IT HAPPEN............ANOTHER CAT LADY....................................STORMIE

judithstwin said...

Oh, that's funny!!  Love the entry.
- Julie -

courtenaymphelan said...

I know the feeling well but I still have to laugh at the outside world's opinion of animal lovers/humane society/ neutering moms that we are...your friend, courtenay

jmorancoyle said...

Thank you for the laugh, I needed it.
Jude
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bosoxblue6993w said...

so you w ere 'the cat lady, huh?    hahahahaha.    that's a hard reputation to live down in a small town.    no wonder your daughter went ballistic!

gaboatman said...

A very funny story, Marti.  Thanks for sharing this one.
Sam

jtuwliens said...

The least the cashier could do is not charge you for the 20 pounds of cat food!
Judith
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galadriel92000 said...

Ohhh MArti....that is too funny....I've always expected to end up the ecentic old lady with the funny hats and the 27 cats...glad you beat to it!! LOL
 Marie in TN

cyndygee said...


This is so FUNNY!!!  lol!!!  I needed something light . . .  THANKS!

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ckays1967 said...

I really needed this laugh!!!!!



OMG!


The cat lady.....


meow

valphish said...

Oh, that is soooooooooooooo funny! xox
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jen73169 said...

LOL!!! This is PRICELESS!!
Jennifer

judithheartsong said...

that is truly funny. judi

justaname4me2 said...

LOL oh thats too funny <for a reader, I don't I would be laughing if it happened to me> Don't they usually call Cat Ladies crazy? In my world, crazy is good and just so you know....I have 5 cats and yes, I'm a crazy cat lady!
Rebecca