Friday, July 24, 2015

What is YOUR Definition of the "Modern Cat Lady?"

I was honored to be asked to share my opinion about who I think the "Modern Cat Lady" is. Read what I had to say and what five other fabulous cat bloggers had to say on  Cat Lady Confidential:

If you missed yesterday's post, 
you can read what everyone had to say, right here
then, leave a comment telling me 
what qualities YOU 
think that the "Modern Cat Lady" possesses....

DISCUSS!!!

37 comments:

  1. I loved reading everyone's views. Really great post!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  2. I love the picture of you and Cody and thank you for pointing out that men love cats too.

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    1. Thank you Chuck! That photo is about 3 yrs old but i love it too. You are welcome, that is why the gender aspect should be cast away! It should just be "People Who Love Cats!" as Ingrid said

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  3. I like your response that a modern cat lady can be anything she wants to be. I'm glad more people are working on busting the cat lady stereotype, but I'd like to see this discussion go one step further: instead of being called cat ladies, or cat guys, can't we just be people who love cats? Why do we need a label at all?

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  4. Ingrid I completely agree and that is what I meant when I said "I believe that in this day and age NO ONE should be labeled" and I suggested changing it to "Modern Cat Person"........I like your idea of "people who love cats".........period! That's what we all are! I sooo agree!

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  5. Caren, I LOVE your response! You're absolutely right, we're anyone we want to be! And the reason I'M a cat person is because my life just wouldn't be complete without them. I'd go on to say that photographing cats, writing as them and about them, has expanded my love and made me even more connected to my own kitties. They make me laugh, they touch my heart and they are part of my family.
    GG

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    1. Thanks so much!!!!! I agree with you and neglected tos ay that "my life wouldn't be complete without them!" I love your comment!

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  6. Well, we do have a crazy cat Daddy!

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  7. Have to say, mum says, she is her own self too... just like Frankie de tabby, He is his own twenty year old cantankerous self and we wouldn't want him any other way, well, I might given the choice of him smacking me with his paw.
    Luvs. Freya Rose Blossom X

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  8. You said it just right Caren and so did Ingrid. Nothing wrong with loving our cats and it sure doesn't need to have a label. People are just jealous because all of us cat owners love our cats for many reasons. I sure couldn't live without my cats even though there are way too many of them but that is also a lot of love coming my way from my cats. They are the best what ever people want to call me.
    Have a great day Caren along with Cody and Dakota.

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    1. thanks Marg and YOU are truly blessed! I LOVE how you said "that is also a lot of love coming my way"....you are sooooooooooooo right! You have a great day too and we send much love!

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  9. We missed yesterday's post and we're going there right now after we say hi to you all.

    Emma and Buster

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    1. saying hi and ***paw waves**** back at ya!

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  10. I *was* a regular lady, single and no cats even...then I married, and lo and behold I have become a cat lady!! Six of them over the years to call my fur babies, and a dog too for good measure. And well, some peeps would call me, old fashioned rather than modern, MOL!!
    And so yes I have to agree, the cat lady of today is whomever she is, the kitties make her the cat lady, not the lady becoming a cat, MOL!! OMC!! I am a crazy lady...tee-hee...it helps me in my work to be a tad silly sometimes...it is who I am, as a (cat)lady!

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  11. Well, I fall into the stereotype in some ways, i.e. middle-aged and solitary with the boys for company for much of the time outside of work. Oh, and pre-menopausal hormonally crazy. Seriously. That I keep company with mainly only Nicki and Derry is a choice, as I prefer the presence of most non-humans (cats or other) to that of most humans. I suppose if I had dogs or horses or something else I'd been the crazy [fill in the blank] lady.

    I *would* like to see the label and stereotype put where it belongs, though: in the "garbage can." It's not only some women (and gay men!) who love cats, but these outdated modes of thinking take a long, long time to be dispelled.

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  12. I would be a cat person (I think we need to take gender out too), but I'm so allergic. I love cats to pieces. It's not fair.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to Cody. ♥♥♥

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  13. Loved that Caren!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  14. This was a GREAT story! And how awesome that my human knew most of the humans interviewed - and she thinks the world of them, and you!

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    1. I loved it too and think that everyone did such a pawesome job, and Rosa, for organizing it! You KNOW I have ALWAYS thought the world of YOU and always will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Really an impossible job for me .... in english !
    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

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  16. We loved to read all the answers, it was really a great post ! There are so many way to be a lady, but you all share a big love for cats. And we loved your response ! Purrs

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    1. that's the bottom line, we ALL love cats! Thank you! xoxo

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  17. Mom considers herself a former cat woman turned dog lady. We love our cats, but we dogs take the top spot at our house. Love the photo of you helping out your mom on the computer...typical cat...more of a hindrance than help!

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    1. I beg your pardon, he WAS helping!!!! I LOVED having him there!

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  18. Hmm, I am a cat lady and a dog lady, just like you Caren and so is our Cat/Dog Daddy!
    Great post and discussion!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  19. What a great post. We loved reading all the different thoughts. The mom is definitely a modern cat lady.

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  20. I also liked that you wrote that anybody can be a cat lady. I especially appreciated the genus point of view! Also men like cats, and no one should be excluded due to race, sex, ethnicity, religion etc. I'd only like to add that it's problematic to say "pigeon-holed by strange and antiquated definitions that are NOT based on fact!" Facts are socially constructed. When men grow up with the idea that cats are for girls, and not boys, they are less likely to like cats.

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  21. Great response, Caren. I have always been a cat person, and I am proud of it. I cannot imagine life without my "cat family". They make me laugh, they make me cry, they give me love and I give it back. They are my muses. Not only do I blog about them, but they provide imagery for almost all of my ceramics pieces. Three cheers for cats!

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  22. Absolutely a modern cat lady can be anything she choses!

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  23. I enjoyed every one of these :) I am a proud modern cat lady :)

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  24. Pawesome, as Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar states! Penny and I, her alleged human, shall go check out the views on mews....:)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Penny's pawtend human,

    Gary :)

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  25. I definitely like your answer and Tamar’s answers best. TW is a Human Being. They should let that roll off their tongues.

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  26. My mom loves and appreciates cats, so I guess that makes her a cat lady too.

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  27. That was awesome! We loved reading the answers our friends gave. We have modern cat humans here, too! :)

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  28. CATZOWEY! All the modern meowster cat mommas rocking ! Yup uh Huh!

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  29. I loved to read all the answers, it was really a great post ! '

    XOXO

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  30. Enjoyed everyone's response, really fun!

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