Much Love to the Cat Guys

I had no idea it was National Cat Guy Week. I knew it was Pet Dental Health Awareness Month and For the Love of God Please Don’t Get Me a Vermont Teddy Bear Week (I made that up, but I think it could catch on), but it’s also Black History Month, American Heart Month, National Grapefruit Month, and National Snack Food Month.

Needless to say with the plethora of festivities and momentous occasions one can celebrate this week it can be hard to pick, but when I saw this great brainchild of the Much Love Animal Rescue, I knew I was on board.

Cat owners have historically had an unfairly rough go of things from a PR perspective. The term ‘cat lady’, for example, is not always used in a complimentary way. And cat guy- well, what is a cat guy anyway?

There’s this Will Ferrell lookalike from Awkward Family Pet Photos:

Or, you know, this guy, complete with couch in basement:

crazy cat man is challenging  stereotypes

And just to keep you up late at night staring fretfully into dark corners, let’s not forget the original Cat Guy:

But let’s be fair here: As anyone who has worked in a veterinary clinic or even just watched Best In Show can attest to, there are plenty of nutty dog owners out there too. Who could forget this chilling dog lover?

Yep. Jame Gumb. Remember Precious? The truth is, most cat guys, like most cat ladies, are really pretty awesome. We have Cat Dudes to thank, after all, for I Can Haz Cheezburger. And for this:

I so love limecat.

The cat guys I know are, yes, a little different from the dog guys. Perhaps a bit more introverted. More indoorsy than outdoorsy. (Both dog and cat guys, by the way, are highly preferable to the I Don’t Like Animals Guys, who I never get along with.)

But they are also smart as hell, and some of the funniest guys I know. One guy I adore dearly is a rocker who looks kind of like Slash. Another one, a friend of my husband’s who is also a friend of mine, was one of the few people in real life who said anything to me after Emmett died. He is probably one of the nicest guys I know (and single, for all you ladies out there. ;)  )

And despite the soft spot for the kitties, they are to a one manly men who deserve huge accolades for being the cool cat dudes that they are. Any guy who schedules poker night around being home in time to give his ailing kitty sub-q fluids is aces in my book.

So let’s throw out that Comic Book Guy image and replace it with this burly cat lover:

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Hooray! All together now: let’s hear it for the Boys! The cat boys, that is.

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  • Kira

    Yea! I married a cat guy and couldn’t be happier! I think you said it right—there is something about a guy that can be all manly but yet will cuddle and coo over the cutest of kittens. I love my cat guy!

  • Heather

    I’m engaged to a cat guy! he’s wonderful. we used to volunteer at a cat shelter together. he has such a wonderful way of calming a shaking ball of kitty. it’s beautiful to watch my 6’2″ man cuddle a tiny 5 week old kitten in hs gigantic bear paws.

    here’s to all the cat guys!

  • Cathey

    Totally AWESOME!

  • Tabitha W

    Yeah for Cat guys!!!!
    I have one too and he has Mini our small girl cat… he calls her his little girl and lets her drink out of his water cup. How lucky am I?

  • http://www.the7msnranch.com the 7msn ranch

    May I nominate the greatest cat guy of alltime? Paul from youtube, whose “Engineer’s Guide to Cats” has almost five million views (at least 50 of which are attributed to me…can’t stop watching it!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHXBL6bzAR4

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      Oh, how could I forget him? A good 40 views came from me too!

  • Tonya

    LOL…my son is a cat guy! He is totally outdoorsy and sports-minded, but he fell for a stray cat that was hanging around our gym and adopted her. Now she is (almost) as spoiled as my cat. She follows him around his house just like a dog would. She seriously think he belongs to her!

    Here’s to the cat guys of the world! :)

    • Tonya

      Ooops…meant to say “thinks” with an S in that last line.

      Also forgot to say that I absolutely LOVE I Can Haz Cheezburger. One of my very favorite sites to visit, right after Pawcurious (of course)!

  • Jazmia

    I was also going to mention engineer cat guy but someone beat me to it!

  • http://finnspawprint.blogspot.com/ Susan Montgomery

    My son is a cat guy, all 6’1″ of him. He has always loved cats, has had his cat Katana since 3rd grade. She sleeps with him, follows him around like a dog, and calls after him when he leaves.

  • http://www.vetwisdomcafe.com Tammy

    I have a cat guy too! I don’t think I’ll ever convince my husband we need a dog, but he’s fully into our kitties! :) I love it!

  • heather t

    I was a self-professed dog-lover, until I married a cat guy. 6 months into marriage he brought home a stray he found at Home Depot, and now I’ve been won over,9 cats later;) BTW, my husband is very active, plays any sport,and works in construction. Something about a manly man, who also cuddles cats is irresistable!

  • wikith

    My soon-to-be brother-in-law is a cat guy. Fours years ago he wasn’t much of an animal person in general… until my sister asked him to keep this kitten, just for a week, while she looked for another home. That “kitten” is now sassy and jumps on the table with impunity because he can’t bear to scold her, or the other cat they brought home a year and a half ago. Their first son was just born. My sis showed me a video he took of the cats and the kid; he just said hi to the baby, but spent a full minute cooing over the “pretty girl” perched on the back of the couch.
    It’s kind of adorable how much he loves those cats, but my nephew’s gonna have a complex!

  • http://istillwantmorepuppies.blogspot.com Pup Fan

    Lime Cat just made my morning.

  • rrrrrrrrrebecca

    Yay for cat guys! I’m also married to one, and as someone who grew up with a room *covered* in cat posters, it’s quite wondeful.
    I’m in academia, and most of my colleagues are “cat people,” including the guys, as our schedules are more conducive to owning cats than dogs. And one of them schedules his drinking nights around giving his kitty subcutaneous fluids too!!

  • Bob The Water Cat

    Thanks Doc,

    I got misty there at the end.