Would three cats officially make me a crazy cat lady?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I want everything fluffy and cute in the world too. Siiiigh. 

I have two cats and they seem to run around together. Not much more “work” just a little more expensive with extra food and little. 

Post # 4
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Adorable! I don’t think 3 is crazy territory at all, just awesome adorable cuddle territory. 

Post # 5
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

There is no way I would not take that little one in! Look at that face!!!  lol, anyway…I don’t think it would make you a crazy cat lady, just will cost a little more in food and as long as nothing is wrong vet visits shouldn’t be bad.  If our apartment allowed it, I would totally have another one (currently have two).

Post # 6
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

If you don’t take him, I will, lol!

Post # 7
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve had up to six, so I vote no, lol! 

Post # 8
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

3 cats is a lot. And kittens are a lot of work. But you’re not crazy… yet. 

Can I suggest adopting out the kitten independently (if you so choose), that way you can interview the family personally? (check w/ landlords, get a feel for their competence and cat-love)

But if you and your DH are on board, go for it! For your other cats, I recommend placing the kitten in a separate closed off cat-proof area (like a bathroom or a crate), but where they can still smell the kitten and get used to it without feeling intruded upon. Then slowly introduce them in a supervised way, until you’re comfortable letting them all hang out together. If they are not hostile towards other cats that should work great. 

My cat is the one and only – she’s a HUGE lover of big dogs, will cuddle and groom our poor confused lab, but hates cats. (she’s super weird, I love it) So I get my crazy cat lady fix at the kennel I work at and at the shelter. 🙂 

Post # 9
7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I have three! But then, I am not much help, as I am DEFINITELY a crazy cat lady, by my own admission. Have you seen my wedding theme?

Post # 10
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think youre safe because of how adorable it is. Meow. 5+ is crazy territory by my standards. I only have one though (i hate scooping litter).

Post # 11
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@SadieBee:  take the kitty! (or give him/her to me) Wow! What a beauty! 🙂 ANd a third cat really isn’t any more work than a second (aside from a little more cat food, and another set of vet visits/shots/spay or neutering) For a good chunk of time my family had 3 cats (and 3 dogs O_O) The cats would all just chill with each other and occassionally lord over the dogs. Aside from more love and more cuddles, there wasn’t a big impact. 🙂

Post # 12
855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m going to say “maybe” on the crazy cat people part and I have never had any other pet beside a cat.

How many sq. feet you have will probably answer the question for you.

If you’re living in an 800 SF apartment, then going from about 400 SF per cat to 266?  Yeah, that’s a bit on the crazy side.  If you’re in a house with much more space, then it doesn’t necessarily make you not crazy, but it certainly is more practical.

Post # 13
6812 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

The official rule is that you have to be single, over the age of 45 and have at least 9 cats to be a crazy cat lady…

Post # 14
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@SadieBee:  nah! threes a nice little furry quiver. 5 or up and yeah, that’s a little CRAZAY 🙂 very cute! 

Post # 15
3250 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Nah….3 cats won’t put you into crazy territory. It might take a period of adjustment when you bring the kitten home, but as long as you introduce the cats slowly it should be ok.

When I moved in with my hubby he had two cats (and a dog) and I had one cat. It took about 2 weeks for things to settle down between the cats, but after that they co-existed fine in the house. 🙂

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