Must Love Cats

So, this post is unrelated to the usual craft topics, but that’s okay.

I love cats, a lot.  We had a dog when I was little, but after we lost her it was too painful to go there again, so I had bunnies, a gerbil, and eventually a kitten.  From then on, we were a cat family.  Luckily my husband grew up having cats, so we were on the same page there.  We have two cats, a boy and a girl, and we pretty much think they are the cutest things ever.  We aren’t the obsessive psycho cat people who walk around in cat t-shirts or have portraits done of them or anything, but at this point in our marriage/lives, these cats are basically our babies….fur babies that is.

Don’t get me wrong – I love dogs too.  I love every animal everywhere.  I have to resist the urge to hug just about any animal I see, domestic or otherwise.  But we seem to have found our niche with cats, and we’re happy. 

Now, I usually avoid the Animal Planet altogether, since most of their shows are about sad and terrible things, but there are a couple of safe shows on there.  Let’s just say we’ve been known to get sucked into a marathon of Cats 101.  But this weekend, I discovered a show called Must Love Cats.  And it’s ah-mazing.

According to the Animal Planet website, Must Love Cats is “a celebration of fascinating felines and the fascinating people who love them.”  I’ve only seen a couple episodes, but I’d say that sums it up pretty well.  The host, John Fulton (think a dorkier, cornier, but just-as-cute version of Dane Cook), travels all over America to tell stories of unique cats and cat people. 

For example, so far I’ve seen segments on catios (patios for cats of course), a four-eared cat, “tats for cats,” toilet-training your cat, and a kitty rock band.  Also, the host makes up silly songs about the cats he meets.  It’s basically my dream world made into a show.

This show is really entertaining and adorable, and it’s definitely a good way to spend an hour, in my opinion.  It’s also nice to see a show that is obsessed with all things cats, because sometimes I get the feeling I’m a big weirdo for not being a dog person.  Plus, the show travels the country, so it’s fun to see the different sights as well.  The four-eared cat is from the town we used to live in!  I’m thinking this show might inspire me to create some little clay kitties….possibly playing instruments.

Have you seen Must Love Cats?  If so, what do you think of it?


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