You know you’re a Cat Breeder (2) when …30 August, 2006
You know you’re a Cat Breeder when you refer to your female breeding cat as “my girl” and your stud cat as “my boy”.
Even if your stud cat swaggers in at 25 lbs, reeks to high-heaven of cat pee and testosterone, can pin hapless queens to the floor with one twitch of a whisker, and has a name like Imperial Grand Champion Schwarzenegger Freddy Kruger III, he’s still your “boy”.
Never mind that your breeding queen is a screaming harlot who will scratch doors down when callling, she’s still a simpering little “girl”.
Knowing this will help you understand the mindset of breeders when you next encounter them in a cat show.
I think there’s something about breeders that make them want to reduce their cats to family, and make you think of these cats as little fluff balls of purrdom even when the purpose of their cats is to breed and make kittens. It somehow throws a whimsical veil over what is basically sexual acts between two cats.
And just in case you didn’t know … you know you’re a breeder when queen doesn’t refer to Elizabeth … .