Does Your Cat Own You?

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Do you think you own your cat or does your cat actually own you? Find out who really is the boss.

  • Do you select your friends based on how well your cats like them?
  • Do you buy more than 50 pounds of cat litter a month?
  • Do you scoop out the litter box after each use? Do you wait at the box with the scoop in your hand?
  • Do you think it’s cute when your cat swings on the drapes or licks the butter?
  • Do you admit to non-cat owners how many cats you really have?
  • Do you sleep in the same position all night because it annoys your cats when you move?
  • Do you kiss your cat on the lips?
  • Do you feed your cat tidbits from the table with your fork?
  • Does your cat sit at the table (or ON the table) when you eat?
  • Does your cat sleep on your head? Do you like it?

More does your cat own you after the jump.


  • Do you watch bad TV because the cat is sleeping on the remote?
  • Will you stand at the open door indefinitely in the freezing rain while your cat sniffs the door, deciding whether to go out or come in?
  • Would you rather spend a night at home with your cat than go out on a bad date?
  • Do the Christmas cards you send out feature your cat sitting on Santa’s lap? Does your cat sign the card?
  • Do you put off making the bed until the cat gets up?
  • Do you climb out of bed over the headboard or footboard, so you won’t disturb the sleeping cat?
  • Do you have pictures of your cat in your wallet? Do you bring them out when your friends share pictures of their children? (Pollsters claim that 40 percent of cat owners carry their pet’s pictures in their wallets, by the way.)
  • When people call to talk to you on the phone, do you insist that they say a few words to your cat as well?
  • Do you accept dates only with those who have a cat? If so, do you eventually double-date with the cats to see how they get along?
  • When someone new comes to your house, do you introduce your cat, by name, to them?

18 Responses to “Does Your Cat Own You?”

  1. Lorie says:

    That is so funny, I do so many of those things and more, my husband says the cats have it better than he does.

  2. Bridgett says:

    One my cats sleeps around my head. Last night she laid down by my head and starting pushing with her legs. Did I move to the other pillow? Of course!

  3. Brandi says:

    I’m definitely owned by my cats. My husband also says the cats have it better than he does. He’s been told that I would sell him for a million dollars but I would never sell my cats.

  4. Jan says:

    This is so funny (and true) I almost blushed. The answer to just about all is “Yes,” and the question is, “Doesn’t everyone?”

  5. Trudy Jackson says:

    This is so funny and cute. and the answer is- Yes, Yes, and Yes. Of course.

  6. mittens says:

    my snowshoe/tortie/persian(!) not only sleeps on my head she chews my hair and yanks on it.

  7. KarlaSanDiego says:

    Too funny! My kitties OWN me. And I love it! My boyfriend always says he wishes he could come back in another life as my cat.

  8. Kathy says:

    My vet thinks he would like to be one of my cats–I would have to say yes to all the above, and more!!

  9. 2CatMom says:

    Well, yes to everything except licking the butter.

  10. furmom says:

    I am not owned by *my* cat. I only hate to disturb him when he parks his 18 pounds on my chest in the middle of the night because if I wake him, he will pester me till I feed him a midnight snack. I simply refuse to be controlled by a cat.

  11. ryssee says:

    OK, only one or two apply for me, BUT……

    Do you leave out every bit of food when you go away in case the plane crashes, thereby allowing your friends or relatives time to remember your cats exist and come to rescue them? I do.

  12. petslave says:

    oh all right, I’ll admit to a few of these, my name says it all

    now how about a list for those dogs………..

  13. cats says:

    So I am not so crazy after all. I do admit to some of the things that says the cats own me. I do treat them like children, but do not make them do homework or housework.

  14. Patricia says:

    Since the advent of cell phone cameras, I always have a collection of kittie pics to share - doesn’t everyone? Oh, I think there’s a pic of DH in there to - but he’s not the wallpapaer.

  15. 5CatMom says:

    Don’t know if “owned” is the right word, but we surely are under their spell. How could we look into their magical eyes and not be completely captivated by their intelligence and beauty.

    Every night my cats pray:

    Now I lay me down to sleep,
    I pray this cushy life to keep.
    I pray for toys that look like mice
    And sofa cushions, soft and nice,

    I pray for gourmet kitty snacks
    And someone nice to scratch my back,
    For windowsills all warm and bright,
    For shadows to explore at night.

    I pray I’ll always stay real cool
    And keep the secret feline rule
    To NEVER tell a human that

  16. Joan says:

    I love the poem which goes to prove all cats are magical. Great read. Thanks.

  17. Cheryl says:

    Awe…every day is Christmas for a cat. You never know what surprises you will receive.

  18. kelly says:

    5catmom what a great poem. I am sure my babies sasha tasha zoey pris angel and reanan pray this every night before the fight to see who will sleep on mommys head stomach or feet I love it when they do this because I know how much I am loved by all my babies and they all know how much I love them I am owned by all of my six cats in a special way each one gets away with most of the list and the butter licking is a special treat to each of them and lets not forget catnip time oh boy what a sight to see six cats high on catnip a great way to get rid of the stress of the see all my babies eating catnip and playing till they all go to sleep GOD PLEASE TAKE CARE ALL THE PETS OF THE WORLD AND GIVE THEM AS MUCH PEACE AND HAPPINESS AS THEY GIVE ALL OF US TAKE CARE OF THEM WHILE WE ARE AWAY FROM HOME AND BLESS ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT WROTE COMMENTS ON THEIR LITTLE ONES TODAY AMEN

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