Adopting a Cat Is Chic Now So Please Ask Me About My Cat

Brush the cat hair off your most celebratory cardigan and slice yourself some night cheese, because being a cat lady is now très chic. Or at least it's a sign of independence and joie de vivre, rather than sad resignation to a life alone. Progress! » 3/31/14 12:50pm 3/31/14 12:50pm

Liberals Are Self-Righteous, Rihanna-Loving Cat Ladies

Snowflakes: you are all singular, special individuals, but you, collectively, fall into some pretty predictable data patterns when it comes to political affiliation. » 2/19/14 2:00pm 2/19/14 2:00pm

This Woman Is the Awesome Cat Lady You Can Only Hope to Be

Kate Benjamin has one of the best jobs in the world. What is it, you ask? Well, she just writes about and make things for cats all day. Her eleven cats. » 12/20/13 10:50am 12/20/13 10:50am

Pranksters Turn Into Site for Cat Ladies

Like most fundamentalist lobby groups intent on forcing their old-timey views upon a population of people who are minding their own business, the Australian Christian Lobby is the worst. When they're not attempting to silence ad campaigns meant to educate the public about HIV prevention, they're eroding the rights… » 4/30/13 12:20pm 4/30/13 12:20pm

Small Kentucky Town Besieged By Cats

Taylorsville, Kentucky contains 1,800 residents, a small population of very nervous mice, and an overpopulation of stray cats convening in every possible nook and cranny. According to the town's CAT CROSSING sign, the cats also wear shoes. » 2/05/11 5:22pm 2/05/11 5:22pm

Sweet Jesus, That's A Lot Of Cats.

Two women from Vermont have been cited for animal cruelty after police discovered that they had been housing 77 cats in two cars. Only two of the cats belonged to the ladies—the rest are in need of homes. » 10/10/10 2:39pm 10/10/10 2:39pm

Women With Dogs Can Be Crazy.

Breaking down the whole women love cats while men prefer dogs stereotype is a new study, which found that women are often closer to their canine companions than men. Should we be surprised? » 8/12/10 6:00pm 8/12/10 6:00pm

Why The Crazy Cat Lady Is Good For The World

Martin Howard has written a paean to "eccentrics" — the lobster-walking, mole-eating, own-buttcheek-caressing weirdos who, he argues, make the world a better place. Which made us think of our favorite eccentrics — and what eccentricity is in the first place. » 4/01/10 4:40pm 4/01/10 4:40pm

This Is The Face Of A "Crazy Cat Lady"

Army Specialist Nathan Davis wrote an essay about his cats Commander Frank Sinatra and Sergeant Snog for a Purina contest to debunk myths about multiple cat owners. He won $5,000 and a year's supply of kitty litter. [Washington Post] » 12/22/09 2:40pm 12/22/09 2:40pm

An Extended Look Inside The Lives Of "Crazy" Cat Ladies

In her documentary Cat Ladies, Christie Callan-Jones unravels the stories behind the cultural stereotype of single women "whose lives and self-worth have become intractably linked to cats." Last Friday, Callan-Jones appeared on 20/20 to discuss what makes cat ladies "crazy." » 11/16/09 3:00pm 11/16/09 3:00pm

GMA Goes "Inside The Secret World Of Cat Ladies"

Today GMA previewed tonight's 20/20 on the documentary Cat Ladies. Elizabeth Vargas notes that one woman's "16 feline friends aren't making it easier for her to find a man," and claims, "99% of cat hoarders are women." Clip at left. » 11/13/09 1:30pm 11/13/09 1:30pm

"Are There Cat Gentlemen, Too?"

Lately, cat ladies have been in the news, prompting legislation, a documentary, and a new inquiry from Slate's "Explainer": "What's the deal with cat ladies?" And why are they always, well, ladies? » 11/09/09 1:30pm 11/09/09 1:30pm

Sad-Sack Or Cougar: The Only Choices!

"If it feels as if the remarriage odds are bad for a woman in her 50s, they are." So claims the Times piece "In Her 50s, Looking for Love." Clearly, these women haven't seen Cougar Town! » 9/14/09 3:20pm 9/14/09 3:20pm

Memo To Men: Women Love Their Cats. Get The Fuck Over It

We're extremely sad to report that a player of one of our favorite sports (baseball) who was once a prospect for our favorite team (the NY Mets) and appeared on one of our least-favorite shows (Sex and the City) has been arrested on charges that he beat his girlfriend's cat to death. Gawker kind of sums up our… » 4/13/07 5:23pm 4/13/07 5:23pm