This comic posted by Yasmine Surovec for Christmas takes on significance now that we have adopted our first cat, Rascal, thus joining the legions of cat lovers.My interest in things cat-related has spiked up tremendously to include:
-Increased conversations (and gushing) related to Rascal and cats in general
-Increased attention to cat-related humor, videos, and memes
-Increased notice of cat-themed merchandise
-Increased urges to take pictures of Rascal (plus sharing those with everyone)
-Increased Facebook updates including Rascal
-Dressing Rascal up in costumes (plenty of picture-taking, too)
-Actually taking Rascal to see Santa
The “cat lady” stereotype is completely embraced and gets a makeover beyond the lady in the bathrobe and bad hair into something cat owners can relate to better and-- scary thought-- see themselves acting similarly. She fleshes out the stereotype with the little (and sometimes not so little) things and quirks that makes living with cats interesting.
Look for Surovec’s Cat versus Human books in the VBPL Catalog, as well as additional comics on her blog. For more cat-themed humor, try How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You comics by The Oatmeal and Meow: The Somewhat Comprehensive Book of Cat Names by Faye Passow for what not to name your cat. For photos galore and a cuteness fix, look to 101 Cataclysms by Racheal McKenna. Don’t forget the classic cat comic: Garfield by Jim Davis.
|And, of course, after talking about Rascal, here is a picture|
of the stray we adopted in 2013.