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09 May 2016

Boat Cat Adventures | Tales From The Crazy Cat Lady

If you’ve spent any time around here or over on our Facebook page, then you’ll probably know that I’ve got a reputation as a bit of a Crazy Cat Lady.

For the life of me, I can’t figure out why. It’s not like I have a dozen cats living on my boat. I don’t sleep in pajamas with an adorable print of cute kittens wearing fanciful hats on them. I don’t crochet fanciful hats for kittens in my spare time. I don’t drink my coffee out of a mug which says, Help, there’s a cat on my lap and I can’t get up. And, I don’t own a t-shirt which says, You’ve cat to be kitten me right meow. (In the interest of fair disclosure, if I had a t-shirt like that, I’d wear it all the time.)

So, why does everyone call me a Crazy Cat Lady?

Maybe it’s because I post pictures like these on our Facebook page.



Boats have some awesome places for kittens to hide in.



Come on…admit it. You think they’re pretty adorable don’t you?


They’re the latest batch of kittens to be born at Indiantown Marina. Some have tails. Some don’t. If you hurry, you might be able to pick one up for yourself and take it home with you.

Of course, that would make you a Crazy Cat Lady too. Or Crazy Cat Gent. Doesn’t matter. Cats don’t really care who’s crazy about them – male or female – as long as you provide plenty of treats and pets.

So, why am I the Crazy Cat Lady at the marina? I think it might have to do with the fact that I happily kitty-sit boat cats while their humans are out of town. I usually kitty-sit Georgie the Adventure Cat. We have a good time together. Turns out we like to do the same things. Eat and nap. Nap and eat. It’s a match made in heaven.

Last week, Georgie came over to stay with me while her humans, Matt and Jessica, headed off for a break. We had a grand time. We sat out in the cockpit watching fish jumping in the water and lizards darting back and forth.


Then, one day, we decided to go on an adventure with my friends, Greg and Duwan. We got invited to a sleepover at their house. We packed up all the important things like a toothbrush, pajamas (boring ones without kittens on them), the all important litter box and plenty of crunchy food. We got in the car and headed off adventuring.

Georgie wasn’t too impressed with the car ride at first.



Then, I promised her some treats when we got to the house and she stopped meowing and settled in for the ride.

She had a great time. Big houses are so much fun to run around in. Heaps better than tiny, cluttered boats. So much to explore! Dust ruffles on beds are the best thing ever!! You lie in wait under the bed in stealth mode, behind the dust ruffle, then stick your paw out and poke at an unsuspecting human’s ankle. They jump and scream. Fun!!!

As much as she liked the dust ruffles, Georgie told me that the Cat TV was the best feature. No special adapters or antennas required for this TV set. Just take one screened-in porch and add plenty of birds to look out at - the perfect TV for cats of all ages.



The next day, Georgie took me out for a walk to look at the birds up close and personal.





Then we had a bit of a lie down. Watching birds is exhausting work.


Georgie was so disappointed to have to come back to stay on my boat after her sleepover adventure at Greg and Duwan's place. I don't blame her, I was too.

But, we had some adventures of our own once we got back to SV Tickety Boo. More like misadventures, really. Georgie went to jump off of my boat onto the dock, as she does all the time, and landed in the water instead of on the dock. Yikes! The wind had pushed the boat away from the dock when Georgie was in mid-jump and then there was a splash. I ran over to see her paddling away and looking at me like, What the heck did you do? Why did you move the boat while I was jumping onto the dock?

Fortunately, she had her harness and leash on so it was a simple matter of hauling her out of the water and plopping her on the dock. Just for the record, Georgie doesn't like it when you try to dry her off with a towel. I could tell by the way that she hissed at me.

Fortunately, it didn't take long for her to decide that I wasn't such a monster after all (a few cat treats helped out) and she cuddled up for a nap next to me. I'm pretty sure she was dreaming about going back to Greg and Duwan's place. Can't say that I blame her.

{Photo Credit - All of the pictures of Georgie on her sleepover are courtesy of Duwan. I think she might be a bit of a Crazy Cat Lady herself.}

What about you - are you a Crazy Cat Lady or Crazy Cat Gent? How many of these Crazy Cat Lady signs can you tick off?

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36 comments:

  1. Those kittens are way too cute. We're catless at the moment and while my son is home we have to stay that way :( (allergies)

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    1. They are pretty adorable aren't they :-)

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  2. Hastings prefers to be an only child, otherwise I would have so many pets we would sink! Good job Georgie had her harness on and could be reeled in. I bet she told Matt and Jessica she had a boring time and nothing happened! -Lucy

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    1. That would be a sure sign of a Crazy Cat/Dog Lady - your waterline lowering due to all the critters on boats.

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  3. Awww, Awww and more Awww. I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

    Have a purrfect cat lady kind of day. ☺

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    1. Thanks Sandee! I actually tried to link it, but got an error message. Thanks for adding it for me.

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  4. That is a well-traveled cat. No, definitely didn't like the car ride, but I bet those birds made up for it.
    I think my wife has pajamas with cats, but not sure they are wearing top hats.

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    1. She's better traveled than many folks. She's been all over the Caribbean and across the Atlantic twice on a boat with her humans.

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  5. I'm already a crazy cat lady ;)

    Those kittens are so cute!

    Georgie has such a lovely face. Oops for the missing the dock bit.

    Sophie

    P.S. I don't know if you're interested, but a friend of mine has just begun to sail around the UK and he has started a blog about it :) brayner.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for flagging up your friend's blog! If you get a chance, can you let him know that I've started following him. I tried to leave a comment on his blog but didn't seem to be able to find where you do that.

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  6. I used to be a cat lady until I got my first (and only) dog, now I'm a dog lady but I don't have any cute puppy pjs or t-shirts. Hmmm . . . maybe I need to do something about that.

    Cheers, Stephanie @ SV CAMBRIA

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    1. Yes, I think it's time for you to go shopping for some Crazy Dog Lady clothes :-)

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  7. I love cats. Those are gorgeous. We have been employed by two in the past but no longer. I do have cat pyjamas, though the cats are only on the pants.
    The Glasgow Gallivanter

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    1. "Employed by" - that sums up the cat-human relationship perfectly :-)

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  8. How about the "crazy cat lady" costume for Halloween... http://tinyurl.com/hur9syd
    and the "crazy cat lady" starter kit...http://images.laughaton.com/20785/The-crazy-cat-lady-starter-kit-
    or perhaps the "crazy cat lady" action figure.... http://tinyurl.com/qz7za7g
    maybe you are having a birthday.... http://tinyurl.com/jjzsar4

    I have cats, but I never get to pick out my own kitten. All of our kitties have showed up at our door, and decided they belonged with us. It's like we have some kind of "cat sign" that lets strays know this household has crazy cat people living here. I wonder what will happen when we sell the house this summer, and move away. We must put a line into the sales agreement that the new owners must take in all cats that show up. hahahahaha - crazy cat laugh.

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    1. Brilliant present ideas for the Crazy Cat Lady in anyone's life :-)

      Kittens are adorable, but it is really nice when you adopt older cats or they adopt you.

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  9. Thanks for the great expose on our favorite crew members...

    Cheers! Bill on SV Denali Rose

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    1. Your cats are adorable - I love the cat posts you guys do.

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  10. Oops: Here is the accent for exposé...

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  11. I would be a "Crazy Cat Lady" too if I was given a chance. I love those little kittens they are indeed adorable.

    Georgie looks to be a pretty laid back cat, glad that she and you got to have a nice little sleep over in a "big" house.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. She's a very laid back and adaptable cat. She seems happy anywhere, provided there's plenty of food and pets.

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  12. We're cat people, but don't qualify as "Crazy Cat People" (CCP) because we've comfortable chosen to live cat-deprived. ON the other hand we love visiting people who have cats. If we could, we'd occasionally entertain OPC's (Other People's Cats) quite happily - but for now, that's all!

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    1. Maybe that's what I am - a COPCL (Crazy Other People's Cat Lady).

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  13. Cats are quite interesting furry friends. Some people live with them, others don't! We have one cat and our son has another. Our daughter has a dog and they all live peacefully together. Your photos are great! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for popping by! Kitty-sitting Georgie makes me wish I had our own cat.

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  14. My only pets these days are virtual pets, so thank you for the kitty pictures. They are as adorable as the adventures you describe.

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    1. I actually have a good set-up. I get to watch Georgie from time to time and get my cat fix in without a long-term commitment to litter box cleaning.

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  15. The kittens are so adorable <3

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  16. Those kittens ARE adorable! Yes, you are a crazy cat lady, because you know all those cat quotes! I think you might have had one of those t-shirts at some point, right? My husband is allergic to cats, otherwise, I might have had one on our boat as well! But, in general, we prefer dogs. Enough to be called crazy dog people! :-)

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    1. I will neither confirm or deny ownership of said t-shirts :-)

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  17. I love calicos! So secretly, I'm a crazy cat lady myself - although it's been years since I've been owned by a cat. Enjoyed reading about your adventure.

    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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    1. Calicos are lovely and the calico kittens are especially adorable. I wouldn't mind being owned by one of them :-)

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  18. I love those kittens. They remind me of a cat I had many, many years ago in the UK.

    What kind of boat do you live on? Where do you have it moored? Lived on a boat for a number of years, parents did so even longer.

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    1. They are so cute, aren't they :-)

      I live on a Moody 346 (a British boat). We currently keep it in southern Florida, but once this hurricane season is over, we'll be out cruising in the Bahamas and Caribbean.

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