Thursday, May 1, 2008

Question: How Many Cats is Too Many?

Or, maybe the better question would be: Are there ever too many cats?

My trainee has 9 cats.


What in the world?!

I didn’t even know what to say when she told me.

But, I thought “Well, that explains a lot!”

And then I thought “Liz, you are a very un-Christ-like person and should repent.”

And then I thought “Okay, you’re right. I’ll start tomorrow.”


I found out she had nine cats because she came in to work with a bazillion mosquito bites.

And I said “What did you do last night? Sleep out on the open plains?”

She then explained that her husband jimmy rigged an outdoor enclosure off the master bedroom window, so her cats could go outside, but not wander away.

They’re all indoor cats.

Can you imagine?!


Susan M said...

When I was in high school I had a boyfriend whose parents had 16 cats. SIXTEEN. They took in any stray they found. The cats were indoors and out constantly. Cats everywhere. I don't remember their house being dirty or gross from it, either.

I only remember the name of one of the cats: Scrambled Eggs.

Andrea said...

One word: gross

Laura said...

Sorry if any of you are cat lovers, but reading that just made me gag! I don't like cats for the following reasons:

- they walk on countertops
- their hair gets everywhere
- and most importantly - they use the bathroom inside, and most of the smells that way.

That's the end of my story.

Rachel said...


Camille tracted into a house recently that had, I think, 18 cats. All indoors. She sent us a picture that was terrifying. They were all swarming around the food. Although she said that it was a very clean and fresh smelling home.

But still, bleh.

Wendy said...

So, this "enclosure" lets in mosquitos? Sounds like Jimmy needs a Saturday morning workshop at Home Depot on How To Build Things Without Gaping Holes.

The 9 cats thing needs no other comment than those already given. Cats give me the hee-bee-gee-bees. That's a technical term describing creatures who I shudder to be in a house alone with.