Becoming A Cat

Illustration by Sandra Dieckmann (for sale on her Etsy shop)

Cynthia:  I worry a little that I am turning into a cat.

Marcy:  You mean like when Jeff Goldblum turned into a fly in The Fly?

Cynthia:  Yes, but not as gross as that.

Marcy:  Well of course. Us cats are cute and captivating.  So why worry?

Cynthia: I don’t know.  It’s just kind of… weird.


It’s weird how much I love to sit on the floor in the morning sunspot to get warm and drink coffee.

It’s weird that I am constantly going into the kitchen to look for treats.

It’s weird how I can sit on the couch for a long time staring into space and blinking.

It’s weird how panicked I get when somebody knocks on the door.

It’s weird how bonkers I get when surrounded by people for too long and either get super mad and hissy or have to immediately retreat to a quiet space.

It’s weird how nervous I get if my regularly scheduled day is interrupted by last minute details.

It’s weird that I absolutely must wash my hair every day even though it is contributing to early balding.


Marcy:  I don’t think it’s weird.


Sunspots and treats are the lifeblood of happiness.

Sitting on the couch and blinking is meditating and good for the soul.

People are tiring with their onslaught of emotions and one needs a break from them, especially us sensitive types.

It’s better to be bald than have dirty hair.

Also, no one should be knocking on the door. Not only is it bad manners, they probably want to kill you.

Hide under the couch immediately.

Other than that, being a feline is fantastic.

Welcome to our world!  =^..^=


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  • Reply Anonymous December 10, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Wow! You are like a cat! That explains a lot. Just stay away from the catnip 😉

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 11, 2014 at 1:48 am

      What's wrong with catnip? It seems delightful!

  • Reply Freddy December 10, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    I think I've become one, too. I like to drink and complain a lot. Which cat does that remind you of?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 11, 2014 at 2:12 am

      Hmmmm… I think I know which one! Scooter – the Frank Gallagher of cats!

  • Reply Anonymous December 11, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Be careful…you long-hairs are prone to fur balls.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 11, 2014 at 2:13 am

      I'll just use the Furminator on myself.

      btw, i'm almost bald myself because of that thing.

  • Reply Whimsical Preppy December 12, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    There have been times when looking at my cats curled up and cozy, that I would love to trade places with them. You described the cat personality so well and I can relate to all of them for myself except washing my hair everyday. I have found that my hair looks much better and less thick and frizzy if I only wash it twice a week.
    Have a nice afternoon,

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 13, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      I think I may be the only person on the planet who needs to wash their hair every day. It's supposed to be so bad for it too. Grrr… Anyway – let's all be cats so the cats can believe that they have succeeded in their plot of world domination. Why not?! They have already.

  • Reply GnomeLover December 15, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Ha! Those are all good traits. I panic at the doorbell too. I just don't answer it. I watched that Oprah show once where she warned women not to answer the door. So I don't. There were two guys selling phone service a few years ago and they could see me through the window. I told them I was not opening the door but to have a good day. One of them creepily blew a kiss at me through the window. So definitely be a cat and don't amswer the door!

    I wish I had washed my hair today. It is the fourth day and it is limp and flat. Maybe I should lick it. ; ). Your hair always looks great!

    And now I want coffee!


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Yes – nobody should knock on the door! Especially people selling things. Yikes – those guys sound creepy!

      i'll come over and lick your hair, Jenni. your hair is always so beautiful

  • Reply Liana December 20, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Well… they do say that pets and their owners start to resemble each other. 🙂

    I think my personality is more cat than dog. Although my cats are more like dogs than cats, I've always thought. (Is that confusing? They will run to the door when people come in, jump up, beg at the table, to name a few…)

    What? Why did Oprah warn women not to open the door?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 22, 2014 at 5:19 am

      I didn't see the episode that Jenni is talking about but it was probably about some scam or robbery ring or something about people preying on a person alone in their house.
      I have a cat that acts like a dog too. Hamlet fops over on his side for belly rubs!

  • Reply withwonderandwhimsy December 22, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    OMG. You don't know much I'm LOLing right now. Apparently Marcy and I share this fear: "Also, no one should be knocking on the door. Not only is it bad manners, they probably want to kill you."

    When I read your post title, I wondered where on earth you were going with this post. Somewhere delightful and hilarious, actually! I love how you drew these parallels between yourself and cats. I've never considered myself much of a cat person, but clearly we share many of these traits. I can't stare into space, though. I have to have music on, be reading something, have the TV on, etc. My mind has to process a zillion things at once, or else I get fidgety.

    I hope you have a happy holiday! We're off to visit family in Michigan, and I'm so looking forward to all of the parties and laughs!

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 25, 2014 at 11:52 pm

      Hope you are having a fabulous time in Michigan! Thank you so much for the compliment about my writing! Delightful and hilarious is always what I aim for!

  • Reply Merrie K. December 23, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Oh no….the coffee in the morning thing is not weird at all! It's the best time of the day 🙂

  • Reply Luigina Vecchione January 3, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Love it! If you were a cat I would name you Cindykins!

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