Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Crazy Cat People

So today I'm starting a new feature of sorts that I hope will be weekly, because I find the topic hilarious. I plan to call it Crazy Cat People, and what it will basically be is a photo of something pertaining to cats that I have received in the mail recently.

The story goes like this. As you may know, my husband and I are kind of already crazy cat people. We love cats and we have two of them; brothers named Simon and Murray. We use a certain type of cat litter that lets you earn points toward a variety of cat-related products. You can get more litter, or cat toys, or -- as we opted to do recently -- a subscription to a cat magazine. Yes, I realize we have entered a whole new realm of cat-related insanity.

But the point is that after we signed up for the cat magazine, we suddenly began receiving the most hilarious things in the mail. It's mostly catalogs for cat-related products, but not just any cat-related products. These are things you have never seen unless you are close, personal friends with a seriously insane cat lady.

For example: Over the weekend we received a brochure for a Christmas tree statue that lights up and has kittens all over it. It was kitschy for sure, and, being the insane cat lady I am I actually considered maybe ordering the thing. Until I saw that it was $150 (!!!). See, these companies shilling this crap know that crazy cat people will pay almost any price for adorable, useless crap as long as there is a picture of a cat on it. Thankfully, I have not completely descended into madness quite yet.

On to the feature of the day! 

I received this in the mail yesterday and let me tell you ... every time I look at it, I laugh my ass off. I think I need to put it on the fridge just for shits and giggles.

It took me three tries to take a clear picture because I was laughing so hard. I'm not even sure why this makes me so hysterical. I think it's a combination of things. Firstly -- the pissed-off looking cat in the Santa suit. Secondly, the fact that this is a CAT FLAG. Like, you can fly this cat flag somewhere, presumably out in your front yard somewhere? Thirdly, they are threatening to give your beautiful cat flag to another collector if you don't claim it within 10 days. Nooooooooooooooooo!

And, you guys? I opened the envelope, and they have CAT FLAGS FOR EVERY HOLIDAY. The funniest one has to be St. Patrick's Day cat. I'll save that little treasure for another week.

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