Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Secret Cat Lady

During the past two weeks, I kept hearing advertisements for a new reality TV show, “Secret Millionaire.” So I decided to watch its debut this past Sunday night.

I wish I could write that I have unlimited resources, and that I dig into my wallet often to give a huge wad of cash to an unsuspecting person in need. What I do relate to is lending a helping hand to turn around another's life.

Anyone who knows me understands that the ten cats my husband and I rescued have become a part of me. I make no secret of this simple, essential truth. Yet I continue to wonder whether stray cats can sense when a Cat Lady is in their midst, poised to rescue them.

Just the other day, I saw a stray white cat with a black tail sitting in our neighbor’s backyard. It was obvious that the cat was lost. He or she (I couldn’t tell, I was spying from a distance) had that painfully forlorn, glazed look, a look that registers, ”I have no idea where I am, but I need to get home.”

If I see this cat again, I will spring into action. There is no need for subterfuge. I'm set to "let the cat out of the bag” and to state my purpose clearly. I know my lines by heart:

Hello, I am Cat Lady. Follow me....

Query of the Day: Are you a Secret Cat Lady?

1 comment:

  1. Is it possible to be a latent/surpressed cat lady?