Sunday, March 24, 2013

Maybe I don't want to be crazy cat lady

I have always been proud to call myself a crazy cat lady, and see nothing ridiculous about liking my cats more than most of the humans I encounter.

However...

We had to take Mandrake to the emergency vet this weekend (he's stable now, and home, thankfully), which required three trips. I had to make the last one because they forgot to give me the prescription for his prescription food. (Why do cats require prescriptions for special food, by the way? Do other cats and their owners routinely try to scam the people at the specialty pet food store? "Hey, my cat doesn't have urinary tract problems, but I want to pay three times the normal price for his food!")

Anyhow, when I came back the same poor people who were waiting there to pick up their cat when I left were still there, and this woman who was a pet photographer was going on about all of the different stuff she did to get cats to pose for her (different scents, etc. Weird shit.) Then she says, "I'm definitely a cat person." She was clearly flirting with the guy, who was maybe 40 (she was at least old enough to be his mom), and totally ignoring the wife. When she popped out to get the cat carrier, the wife said, "Why do older ladies love you so much? She never stopped talking!"

This same cat person had no sense of personal space. In the 5 or 10 minutes I was there waiting, she bumped into me without noticing several times, and backed up by me close enough to make me cringe at least that many times. I have met guys who wanted to get in my pants who didn't get that close.

Then when the harried staff came out, she plowed to the front of the line and said, "I'm FIRST! I have been STANDING HERE, WAITING for my cat to be seen!"

Mind you, all of us were here before. I really wanted to throttle her at this point, as I had been in the car for about three hours running around that day and worried sick about my cat all night.

The nice couple and I were helped in the appropriate order, and crazy cat lady had to wait. I would have loved to have seen the look her face, but I was afraid of bursting into giggles and sticking out my tongue at her.

If that's crazy cat lady, I don't want to be her. Or maybe she's trying too hard to be me? Maybe it's the combination of artist and cat person that gets into the toxic and the ridiculous? Inquiring minds want to know.

I just thought it was hilarious that she got her knickers in a knot about having to wait 3 minutes. Hopefully she'll never have to go to a human emergency room.

If she does, hopefully it will be for permanent laryngitis.

16 comments:

Birdie said...

Holy crap this is funny! I often say that is my husband and I don't work out I am going to become a crazy cat lady. However, you and I are nice people to start with and becoming a crazy cat lady will make us fucking perfect!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Poor Mandrake has urinary crystals and needs a low-ash dry cat food, does he? That's sooooo common with male cats, isn't it. Give him a skritch for me.

Cheryl said...

As much as I adore cats if one has to be totally devoid of recognizing personal space in order to be a Crazy Cat Lady...I am safe. I think everyone needs to stand back a bit (well I make exceptions for immediate family members) Pushy people irritate the sh** out of me.

Elephant's Child said...

Nah. She sounds crazy and more importantly rude, but a self-described cat lady may in fact be a totally different animal. I love that the staff saw you in the appropriate order - and am more than a little sorry that you didn't poke your tongue out at her.
I hope Mandrake is ok today.

Lynn said...

Well she sounds perfectly annoying - I can't stand pushy people like that. Or people who don't know when to shut up. :) I hope Mandrake is better - I'm sorry he is sick.

In the two times I had to leave my cat Sophie at the vet all day, she could always hear me in the waiting room (when I was saying hello to the receptionist, who I know). She would be in the back somewhere in her carrier meowing loudly for me to come get her. :)

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, that woman can give cat lovers a bad name---but, I don't think it has anything to do with her being a CRAZY CAT LADY....she sounds like a plain old CRAZY LADY---rude and self centered, etc.....
That could NEVER be you, my dear...Never Ever Ever!
Kiss Mandrake for me and give him a Virtual Healing Hug from me---And here's one for you, too!
((((((((HUGS)))))))))

G. B. Miller said...

Reminds me of a cheap ($90)incident this past weekend (3/23). I was at the eyeglass place looking to get a new pair of glasses and I was waiting my turn to be seen by the owner. I was briefly chatting with the owner but stepped back because I saw a man and his daughter enter the store (the previous customer said she wanted to get her husband so I assumed this was him).

Turns out not to be the case, as the little girl simply zipped ahead of me to have her eyeglasses taken care of.

Even though I didn't mind once the confusion cleared, the father made her apologize to me at least twice for cutting in front of me.

Granny Annie said...

Just put a "ditto" for me under Naomi's comment.

LL Cool Joe said...

I think God put her there so you could get a funny blog post out of it all. I hate people who invade my personal space. :D

A Beer For The Shower said...

Wow, three whole minutes? So did her cat survive, or did it just die right there in her arms?

Charles Gramlich said...

Some folks just boggle the mind.

Betty Manousos said...

i'm sorry mandrake is sick...hope he is better.
well, that woman sounds really rude, i can't stand people like that.

as for that..."and see nothing ridiculous about liking my cats more than most of the humans i encounter", i couldn't agree more!

have a nice week ahead,

big hugs~

plus: thank you so much for your always wonderful comments. much appreciated:)

Ileana said...

No, you don't want to be her nor will you ever be her. She's rude and deranged and sounds more like crazy "cougar" lady if you ask me. ¡Que locura!

Darth Weasel said...

Honestly for most people the crazy comes before the pet obsession.

This said by someone married to a person who legitimately plans to have her Chihuahua's paw print tattooed after the dog passes...and has talked about having it cremated and keeping the ashes.

And I wish I were joking

Riot Kitty said...

Hi everyone, he's doing well! Thanks
Debra, just a note - all of the vets I talked to say that kitties, especially boys, don't get enough hydration like they would in the wild so they should have lots of wet food (meaty, good quality, of course.)

Darth, I wish you were joking too.

Rock Chef said...

Not a true cat lady, just an asshole...

Glad your cat is ok now!