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Crazy Cat Lady


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October 31, 2009 at 1:36 pm

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Jerk “Mom”

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We just dropped off the kitty at the vet to get her teeth cleaned. We couldn’t let her eat after 6pm last night, and she was so upset this morning. Even though I know this is what’s best for her, it sucks to have to do it because she obviously doesn’t get it. She doesn’t understand why we’re depriving her of food and her cozy home and making her hang out with strangers in a strange place all day and night. Makes me feel like such a jerk.

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June 23, 2009 at 12:34 pm

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The next (furry) Ansel Adams?

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A few days ago I joked to Jon that we should get Josie a kitty-cam and start a website for her to share her photos with the world. I was serious about wanting to do it, but I didn’t seriously think there were kitty-cams out there. Apparently, there are. There’s the Mr. Lee CatCam that seems a bit complicated to put together, and there’s the Uncle Milton Pet’s Eye View Camera that looks much simpler but maybe a little too simple to take good photos. They both attach to the cat’s collar. I was hoping for a helmet cam, but you take what you can get.

At least one cat in the world, named Cooper, has made a living taking photos with his cat cam. This guy has a flickr set, a blog, and he’s been on TV multiple times. If you’d like to buy his photos, check out his store!

Since there’s probably only room for one professional cat photographer in the world, Josie might have to just pick up photography as a hobby. Or maybe not at all. This was her reaction when I pitched the idea to her:


Written by Lisa

June 11, 2009 at 7:45 pm

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A Favorite Thing

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I wouldn’t say that I’m “addicted” to lolcats. It’s not like I would have some sort of withdrawal if I was away from the computer for a few days and couldn’t check them out – as long as I knew I could catch up soon, of course.

Typically, I check them out a few times a day. It’s harmless, though, right?

What’s the worst that can happen? It might cause you to LOL? I’m pretty sure that’s a good thing.

I suppose there’s also a risk of embarrassment if you go public with this kind of obsession.

Let’s say you (hypothetical scenario, of course) hang some of your favorite lolcats on your office wall and your students stop by for some exam review. They might see it – along with the framed picture of your own cat on your desk – and remark that you must “really love cats.”

Maybe a little embarrassing, but you can shrug it off with a laugh, change the subject, and make a mental note to take those off the wall ASAP.

That’s probably not enough to earn the label of “crazy cat lady.” If you want to avoid that label, you should probably not tell your students that you also have a favorite lolcat on your computer’s desktop background and that you keep a special folder on your desktop with 66 of your past favorites (examples below) that you may or may not look through from time to time when you need to LOL. Yeah. I wouldn’t tell them, or anyone, about the folder.



Written by Lisa

May 13, 2009 at 1:55 pm