My girlfriends and I joke that when you are a single woman and creeping into your late 30's, it's cool to have one cat, okay to have two cats because the second can keep the first company, but there's no way, under any circumstances should you ever get 3 or more cats. No way! Absolutely not! Because, the second that happens, you quickly become the old spinster cat lady. Cool, hip, stylish, women do not have 3 or more cats, no matter her age. 3 or more cats is a sign of spinsterhood, old maid, chrone, fuddy duddy. Can you feel your vagina wrinkling up already?
Could you imagine any of the Sex in the city gals with 3 cats. Hell no! If that happened to Carrie, she would absolutely be at brunch on Sunday declaring at the table, "I have turned into the spinster cat lady!" Charlotte would be the first to say that there's nothing wrong with being single and having a cat. Then Carrie would snark back, "But, I have 3 cats. Three. See my fingers, three cats." Then pan back the camera and watch Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha immediately shrug their shoulders in disgust all at the same time, and go "Yeah! 3 cats. Totally spinster cat ladyish."
Even worse for a woman to have 3 or more cats, is a man with 3 or more cats. Definitely a momma's boy or completely gay. Either way, again, definitely not marriage material for a straight, hip woman. No cool, hip, manly man you'd like to bump uglies with all night would have 3 or more cats. No way! Never happened! Uh-uh! Try telling your girlfriends at brunch that your new man has 3 cats, and quickly watch their faces go limp and bug-eyed. "Girl, we need to talk."
the picture: Baby, the cat that lives with Matt and I