November 06, 2006
this is of the utmost importance

hypothetically, how many cats can a single woman have before she is too weird to be attractive to single men?

i'm not asking for any particular reason.



37 Comments:

Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

THREE. Three is good.

Blogger Sara said...

Three is definitely the line. Any more than that invites questions.

Blogger eebmore said...

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Blogger miss kendra said...

i think a man with a pet is infinately more attractive, because it shows he has a capacity for responsibility and love.

Blogger miss kendra said...

well that doesn't make any sense now that the comment was deleted.

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Blogger eebmore said...

opps. sorry. fixing a typo and trying to make it funnier:

I’m not really sure what the answer to that question is; but I’m fairly certain that the converse, ‘how many cats can a man own before he stops being attractive to single females,’ is one. At least that’s the impression I got last week when my new attractive next door neighbor (whom I had met in the elevator 5 minutes prior) got locked out of her apartment at one in the morning and had to sleep in my couch. the new cat, as it turns out, HATES strangers. I woke up a 3 in the morning to the sound of my cat hissing at her in the living room. I felt bad and was trying to make kissey noises to lure that cat back into my bedroom.

...decidedly not sexy.

I was telling my friends about it the next day and two theories arose as to what was going through her head while on my couch:

a) "what a nice gay man for letting me, a complete stranger, sleep on his couch. boy homos really do keep clean apartments."

and

b) “ugh, this sucks! I’m stuck sleeping on the couch of my creepy cat man neighbor. I hope he doesn’t try to kill me in my sleep. thank god for my pepper spray.”

I suspect her mind was fluttering between “a” and “b.” flushing my thought in the elevator, "rawr! my new neighbor his hot," down the toilet of irrelevance. oh well, at least my apartment was clean.

Blogger Sarah Smile said...

Well, you want a guy who likes animals too, right? So what does it matter? After you attract him, you'd get the cat anyway.
Better to let him know upfront what he's in for.
Look at me. I have, *thinks* 29? 30? ... I have a lot of pets.
My milkshake still brings some damn fine boys to the yard.
And you're far prettier and more interesting.

Get the cat.

Blogger eebmore said...

"i think a man with a pet is infinately more attractive, because it shows he has a capacity for responsibility and love."

perhaps, but if the pet in quetion is a wittle little puddy cat, and if the apartment is clean and nice, and there is no X-Box hooked up to the TV, and if you seem a little gayish, like I do, than the impression left is "he has the capacity for responsibility and love"... for a dude.

;-)

Blogger yournamehere said...

Uh, I'll say the answer is "One more than you have."

Blogger Inky said...

82. Yes, because I could not say no to those blue eyes either.

Yep, 82. For sure.

Anonymous Jurgen Nation said...

Who cares? Any man who balks at a woman's animals isn't one to keep anyway. The real man will embrace them. Huh? Am I right? I am. Thank you.

;)

Blogger Booty J Patrol said...

There is no answer. This is an Acorn Argument.

You can determine when something is an acorn, and you can determine when something is an oak tree, but you can't determine when the acorn becomes an oak.

You can determine when a person has hair, and you can determine when they are bald, but you can't pinpoint the exact moment when they went from "has hair" to "bald".

In this light: You can determine when someone is not a catlady, and you can tell when they are a catlady, but you can't pinpoint exactly when you moved from normal to scary catlady.

I'd say stick with no more than two cats -- anything else starts to get weird (and your places starts to stink).

Anonymous Anonymous said...

possibly, 5.

this also depends on size of home.

my cat yammie looks a lot like skeletor, too.

Blogger Brookelina said...

When the home starts smelling like a kitty litter box, then you've got one too many.

I refuse to get one because then I will be the single schoolteacher in her 40's - with a cat. In that case I may as well retire my vagina.

Word verification: treadmy

Blogger me said...

63 and a half. trust me.

the spca won't raid your house or anything... and you won't be on one of those animal 911 shoes or anything for cruelty an inhumane treatment.. okay? okay...

Blogger me said...

you should totally write about yourself. for your nanowrimo. is that it? did i spell it right?
becasue you write about what you know best... and i would totally read a novel about you

xeynpl

Blogger Maenwyn said...

11 would be too many.

Blogger Sachi said...

Don't do it, honey. I'm speaking from personal experience. At 3, love prospects become very thin.

Blogger jiggs said...

you're obviously attractive enough to have three cats and still get the boys, so it's not really an issue for you. but for a less attractive woman, i think 3 is in the gray zone immediately prior to catladydom.

Blogger AnonymousCoworker said...

I say 4, but that's only because I have 2.

Blogger Übermilf said...

I think you should stick with 2, not out of fear but because more cats = more medical bills and stuff.

If you were independently wealthy, you could own as many cats as you damn well please.

Blogger Miss Martini said...

I think you should go for it.... Those eyes! Poor kitty in a cage...

I had 4 kitties once b4, not much difference than 3 really.. More purrring to fall asleep to!

besides - do you really want to be with someone who would be put off by your loveley pets? Hmmm?

He should be attracted to you for you... and accept you for that - kitties n all.

Blogger Thérèse said...

I agree with VJ. Get the cat.

That puts you to three, right? Three and a dog? That's not too many. Then again. What's too many?

Blogger Uccellina said...

I say four because I used to have four. Three might be more accurate in terms of other people's reality, though.

Blogger Spinning Girl said...

Mmm, I think anything past 4 is a bit much.

Please consult the action figure I sent you.

Blogger Autumn said...

i would say you're still ok with one more!

Blogger ladylinoleum said...

I often ask myself the same question...

Blogger Auntie Sassy said...

Well. I have three. One of my best girls has four. It never feels like too many for me (unless they are peeing on the floor that is.)

There are a couple of problems. As mentioned, there is the additional cost. Also, the more cats you have, the less likely they are to get along. Gretzky and Sen got along just fine until I got Clarence. Now, the fat one and the fluffy one always gang up on the pretty, pretty princess.

It's not good times.

This being said, I would totally do it all over again.

Blogger the confessor said...

it's nice to see your still posting.

I do miss you.

Blogger Knitty Kitty said...

as many cats as you want, they will jsut make you more fabulous.

Blogger Colleen said...

I have no idea.

Blogger the governator said...

i eat cats.

Blogger Sysm said...

One half.

As a former cat owner (retired).

Loved 'em. But a dander-free life agrees with me.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As many as you want, sister.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's tricky... you can get away with having three cats, yes, but do not...I repeat, DO NOT, start callin' for the dead ones.
Ah, memories.

Blogger mehitabel said...

Dang, I wish more people had said four, cause I have four. And those eyes... that face... I can't take a chance on walking into Petco when they are doing adoptions cause I fell in love with one cat there and couldn't take her home, and I still wonder and worry about her. My husband was fine with 5 but of course 2 of them were his. I say go for it!!

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