02 August 2010

10 Reasons:: To Have Ten Cats

I am that crazy woman you spotted at Petsmart loading up her cart with every bag of the only food her fish-allergic pride can eat. And, yes, I know all the grades of gack that can possibly exist (I think.)

Some people.... like my city-dwelling mother and other fans of homes that do not breed dust bunnies the size of Toledo... think we're just a little over the top having ten cats in the house. Yes, I do sometimes spend an hour trying to get them inside but a little food savvy on Mr. Fuzzy's part means that everyone is ready to come in when they're supposed to... most of the time.

Around Floyd having a big colony of pussycats is within the range called "normal." Some people even seek to maintain a dozen or so by choice! There are some benefits to having way too many cats for sanity Here are ten... one for each cat.

1: No wild bird will eat my blueberries or strawberries.

2: There is zero chance of freezing to death with 150 pounds of cat under the covers.

3: Squirrels do not dare steal chicken feed, bird food, or peaches.

4: A cat can stare down a deer every time.

5: Cat pee discourages vegetable predators!

6: No moles outside and no mice inside.

7: There's always somebody to guard the hen house.

8: If one cat is feeling uppity another is always ready to take on their cuddle duty.

9: Big fluffy kitty + butterfly = truly amusing action.

1o: They just look so darned pretty sitting out on the lawn.


Anonymous said...

10 Reasons NOT to have 10 cats:

They kill song birds.(est. 1 Billion in N.A. each year)
They break valuable keepsakes and blame the dog.
They shed more than dogs.
They will eat you if you die in your home.
They spray.
They have really gross vomit and share it often.
They steal your computer passwords and mail-order cat toys over the internet without regard for cost.
They cast kitty litter everywhee when they go poo in the box.
They often lie about having already been fed....and they will eat dog food when you're not looking!
They horn in when master comes home and hog all of the attention.

I hope this dosn't upset you...but we dogs are your best friends! Equal time lady!!!

Erin said...

Awww I love cats! Though I don't know if I'd be up for 10 of them :) I'm happy with our one, sometimes I wish she had a friend, but it's not to be for now.

Anonymous said...

At least you did'nt say 10 "GOOD" reasons!!!!!!!