8 Signs That You’re Definitely a Cat Person
We’re among friends here, so let’s be honest: you know you’re a cat person. You wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t. It’s okay, we get it. At tuft + paw, we’re cat people too. Who the heck would start a cat furniture company otherwise? Now that we’ve established this is a safe space, let’s begin this non-judgmental and unapologetically bizarre list! Here are the 8 signs that you're definitely a cat person…
1) Your cat smells amazing.
If you’re NOT a cat person, this is going to sound weird. If you ARE a cat person, you know exactly what we’re talking about. Like a new car or fresh laundry, there’s something undeniably sniffable about your cat’s scent. What better way to start your day than burying your face in their neck fluff and inhaling?
2) Cat furniture > human furniture.
Oh, you thought this was your house? Incorrect! This is your cat’s castle and they generously allow you to live here. As a token of your gratitude, you’ve lavished your furry overlord with the finest of homewares, from artisanal cat trees to kingly litter boxes. If you’re lucky, maybe your cat will allow you to have some human furniture as well (which they will use as a scratching post, of course). Don’t worry, we hear you—at tuft + paw, we understand the realities of the human-cat power dynamic.
3) You’ve got a rotation of 10 cat nicknames on the go at all times.
Heck, you might not even call your cat by their actual name! For example, we know a cat named Eddie. On any given day he’ll be addressed as Freddie, Frankie, Eddie Freddie, Mister Man, Baby Boy, Spinky, Slommy (salami), Monkey Man, Baby Cat, Marmot, and the list goes on. The nickname roster is ever evolving and perpetually increasing in absurdity.
4) You have full conversations with your cat where you’re asking coherent questions and they’re just yelling.
You’re making lunch in the kitchen. Cat enters stage left.
You: “Hey buddy, what’s up?”
You: “What do you mean?”
You: “Don’t use that tone with me!”
Of course, you may understand what your cat is saying most of the time, but sometimes they’re impossible to reason with. Someone’s gotta be the adult in the room.
5) You don’t wait for someone to ask to show them a photo of your cat.
Because why wouldn’t they want to look at your cat?? This is a one way street and you’re the driver. You’re beaming with pride, like a farmer whose enormous pumpkin just won first place at the county fair. This poor person has no idea what they’ve walked into, but here they are looking at your 13,598 photo-long camera roll that’s 90% cat.
6) You automatically compliment whatever physical shape your cat assumes.
“Big stretch.” “Nice loaf.” These are everyday pieces of your vocabulary. What are you supposed to do, NOT compliment them? They’re like a sentient piece of silly putty covered in fur that you’ve cultivated a deep friendship with. Not remarking on their shape would just be rude and inhumane.
7) You acknowledge every single cat you see outside.
This sign can take many different forms. Maybe you wave, or squint, or verbally greet them (“salutations, little guy!”). Maybe you point and enthusiastically scream “CAT!”, startling everyone in your vicinity. Perhaps you hit them with the “pspspspspsps.” Hey, maybe you have an uncontrollable urge to scoop them up and bring them home even though you already have a cat. It’s okay, we understand (that is a felony though, don’t do it).
8) You’re sympathetic when they throw up a hairball on your belongings.
This is the ninth circle of cat-person-dom. There’s no coming back from this. It’s inconceivably gross to non-cat people. Even you, in your cat-obsessed stupor, are aware that this is nasty, but somehow it doesn’t rattle you. Instead, you kneel down to your little friend’s level and say “hey buddy, you get a good hairball out? Don’t worry about the rug, I gotchu.”
Conclusion: Cats Are Ridiculous
And there you have it! Please note, this not a comprehensive list. There are millions, perhaps even billions, of potential indicators that you’re a cat person, each weirder and more niche than the last. These are just the eight that we settled on. Let us know if we missed any, and share this article with another cat person to get their input too. We hope this article brought a little joy to your day and served as a reminder of that universal truth: life with cats is absolutely hilarious.
Now, if you're in the mood for some slightly less silly cat content, check out some of our educational blog posts or the video down below:
The Definitive Guide to Cat Behavior and Body Language
The 5 Best Flushable Cat Litters
The 5 Best Natural Cat Litters
How to Switch Your Cat to a New Litter
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