"It should be ‘I Have A Cat' "
"We don't have cats, they have us."
"Don't you have more than one cat?"
It seems the name of this blog has a few people scratching their heads (or ears?). Let me attempt to explain.
When you're a single 30-something year old, "cat (s)" is a dirty word not to be discussed in mixed company.
There's a dinner party scene in a movie called "Parenthood" where the guests begin talking about a friend who has cancer. At the mention of the word they speak in hushed tones. Same goes for the word "cat." It's like having a disease or illness.
"I have erectile dysfunction"
"Yeh, that's my friend Tamar she has (drops voice to barely perceptible volume)...cats."
I am all too aware of the stigma, the stereotypes. But I also know I'm not alone. Stylish, cat-hair-free-clothed single women who secretly ferret away cats for fear of back-lash are out there in droves.
So the name of this blog is a proclamation of sorts. A rallying cry to bring cat women out of the closet.