What’s Crazy?

What is crazy when it comes to how humans interact with and treat their pets?

Is it crazy when I talk to my cats and kiss their furry little foreheads?

Is it crazy when I dance around the room with an unimpressed Gibbs?

Or allow darling Ziva to snore in my ear without pushing her aside?

Is it crazy to resist getting up off the couch to use the restroom because one of the babies is curled up and sleeping on my lap?

Speaking of babies…

Would you draw the line at giving your dog a nook?

Is it crazy to buy a onesie for your doggie and make him wear it because it’s…the most adorable thing ever?

Or dress the hamster up for Halloween?

Some may say it’s going too far to have more than one cat tree.

Or more than one cat.

Others may say it’s going too far to buy top shelf pet food.

Or the fancy ceramic food bowls.

Some and others may have a sad life.

Facebook’s Pyewacket McEneny couldn’t find his purple mouse.

Am I crazy for buying the plethora of cat toys that are scattered throughout the apartment?

Is buying a package of plastic straws for Gibbs going overboard?

Or just weird?

Are pet owners crazy for spending hundreds or thousands of dollars at the vet to keep their kids healthy?

Crazy for letting the dog walk you?

Crazy for letting the cat rule?

I don’t believe I’m crazy at all. It’s a matter of animal love. Kitty cat love.

Gibbs and Ziva bring me joy, laughter and a reason to wonder what goes on in their little feline minds…every day.

If you want to call me crazy, go ahead. I don’t mind. I will wear that badge proudly.

I bet you have your own crazy pet owner comment or story. Don’t be afraid to share. There are no judgments here.

“It’s not like crazy is a bad thing.”

This post has not been brought to you by a crazy cat lady. It has also been brought to you by Linda G. Hill’s “One-Liner Wednesday.” All you need to play along every week is an awesome one-liner and follow a few rules. Birds on a wire are not required, but make sure you link back today’s post to HERE so the rest of us #1linerweds peeps can read it.

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33 responses to What’s Crazy?

  1. Dan Antion says:

    You’re not crazy. Not according to Ziva and Gibbs – Gibbs says the dancing comes close, but he’s OK with it,

    You’re not crazy because you’re in such good company.

    You are not crazy. Not according to MiMi who gets chicken for dinner because she has trouble eating cat food. Not according to MuMu who wanders into bed, meowing up a storm to let us know that she threw up…somewhere. Not according to Maddie…and not according to the two humans who cater to their needs.

    You’re just a good mom 🙂

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks for that “You’re not crazy” seal of approval, Dan. I will return that seal to you. Creating snow mountains for Maddie and feeding chicken to Mimi is not crazy. We’re just making sure that the fur kids have fun, eat right and stay healthy.

      As for the puking, I don’t have the early warning meowing. Sometimes I find it days later…dried to the carpet.

      I know…ewww and TMI.

  2. I have no issues with pet owners regardless of how many pets, toys, or practices they have in their own homes – your kingdom, your rules. My issue is with all those folks dragging pets into every public place I visit including stores, medical offices, and restaurants. No one considers if I want to sit next to a dog in someone’s bag and eat my lunch or if I want to put my groceries in a cart that a pet just washed himself in. I do think some people have gone over the edge putting a onesie on an animal, carrying them around in a grocery store on their shoulder like a baby, or pushing them around in a stroller. Some animals probably need counseling because they don’t know if they are still an animal. Happy Wednesday. 🙂

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I don’t see too many animals in stores around here, unless it’s the pet store or someone has a service dog. I agree that the pets need to stay out of your grocery cart. Ewww. As for my own two critters, Gibbs thinks he’s a dog and Ziva thinks she’s royalty. Go figure. 😉

  3. Ally Bean says:

    Crazy is good. No need to worry. You love your pets, and I hope that they love you back. Plus it makes me smile to think of you with a snoring cat in your ear. Been there, done that.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I get snoring and loud purring from Ziva. I actually find both rather soothing…perhaps because I know she’s happy and content and alive! 😃

  4. Mary, I’m still looking for the crazy part… It sounds perfectly normal to me. 🐱
    My confession — I take whatever song pops into my head, change the lyrics to “kitty cat words” and sing it to my cats (now just Crystal). That’s probably a crazy step beyond dancing. 😉 Hugs.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Singing Kitty Kat words to the Kitty Kat is just fine, but I think you should change things up and add the dancing. As long as Crystal is okay with that… 😉

  5. loisajay says:

    I could not respond right away because Parker fell asleep on my typing hand….You are the perfect example of a great cat mom, Mary. Carry on!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You’re a great cat mom too, Lois! Give Parker a treat for his awesome sleeping abilities and pat yourself on the back for knowing when no to disturb him.

  6. Joanne Sisco says:

    Who am I to judge? My family and friends already think Theo is beyond spoiled.

    Ok – maybe he is, but his purring makes up for any inconvenience 😉

  7. joey says:

    A cat snoring in my ear is one of the best things ever. This happens right after they push their head into your neck and it feels like a hug. ❤ Precious!
    I sometimes tie a bandanna or a backpack harness on Sadie, but I don't know that she'd like clothes.
    You're not crazy, you've got a house full of love!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I don’t think either one of my cats would allow me to dress them up. That might be stepping over the line, plus they have claws that I need to consider. I do have a house full of love and wouldn’t have it any other way.

  8. JoAnna says:

    All of this sounds perfectly normal, to me. Though I don’t put clothes on animals because they don’t like it. If I break down and get a plastic straw, I cut it up into little pieces so it can’t do as much damage to other animals or the environment. I would certainly hold my bladder a long time for the pleasure of a warm furry on my lap.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Gibbs loves playing with his plastic straws. Actually, he reduces them to a chewed piece of flat and then hides them under the bed.
      I have to be careful with the paper bags that have handles. I cut them immediately so neither of the kids gets caught in a handle.

  9. Love it. LOVE it!

    I have Lucy, the Wood Pile kitten. Phineas, the Terrorist. And Zorro, the Grey Blade, who these days is sticking to my side like a faithful Golden Retriever. Zorro is 17 and slowly succumbing to kidney disease. He was the Warrior among all cats in his youth, (a role played in human movies by Sean Connery) so this is quite a sad and powerful experience with him.

    Last night, all three slept with us (apparently the wood-stove fire went out!!) And one of the three was UNDER the covers, tickling my leg with her whiskers.

    Crazy?? I don’t think so!!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I’m sorry to hear about Zorro, even though he has lived a good long time for a cat. I hope his remaining days are filled with love for the both of you. ❤

      • Absolutely not. What shade would you expect a little sprinkle of ‘crazy’ to be, for you? Well …. it’s THAT shade.

        My shade of ‘crazy’ is kind of a warm BRIGHT pale lemon – which has just the teeniest amount of red mixed in with it, so that it makes it just about to dip it’s toes in orange.

        THAT’S my ‘crazy’. 😀

        So …. what colour is yours?

      • bikerchick57 says:

        I’m a magenta/fuschia kind of crazy…cuz crazy people should have a bright color. :-p

  10. leendadll says:

    I have advised many people: “3 cats is a lot but not crazy. But beware of getting that 4th. Because the psychological difference between 4 cats and 400 is minimal.” (I peaked at 8; now at 4)

    but I also reject crazy cat lady in favor of “Fanatic Feline Femme”

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I like “Fanatic Feline Femme.” It sounds elegant and a bit like a super hero…or a good cat mom/dad. I had three cats at one time and I would never go beyond that. You give very good advice. 🙂

  11. msphoebecat says:

    I just discovered your blog and love your musings on life. This one especially hit home as I am a proud cat lady/Mom to seven angels and one current Siamese/Tortie mix who has endless energy and stubborn smarts. Thanks for a great post and good laughs.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You’re welcome and thanks for coming to visit! Seven cats? Wow, I would say you are an angel for taking good care of your furry babies. The Siamese/Tortie sounds like a handful and is probably a talker, right?

      • msphoebecat says:

        Oh yes she is a talker and full of tortitude- nothing is safe with Pearl on the loose!

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