Having the label of being a 鈥渃razy cat lady鈥 has, at times, given me a bad rap over the years, suggesting my destiny in life is to become a CCL before I turn 40. While I鈥檝e had to defend the fact that cats rule and dogs drool since day one, I鈥檝e become totally confident in this argument because really, it鈥檚 all about history. Dating back to ancient Egypt, cats were considered sacred. Just because we continue to worship them doesn鈥檛 make us crazy; we鈥檙e following tradition!


Cat fans聽have to stick together, and聽I was overjoyed to learn that my coworker and associate editor at Brit + Co, Beth Wischnia, shared my love of cats and was down to set the record straight about ladies who love cats with me. We want to show the world that just because we are crazy *about*聽cats, doesn鈥檛 mean we鈥檙e crazy cat ladies.


We decided to head down to cat lovers鈥 paradise aka San Francisco cat cafe,聽KitTea,聽and interview each other while sipping on green tea and hanging with our feline聽friends. Yes, you heard that correctly: You can go to a cafe to lounge with the cool cats (and I鈥檓 not talking about the SF hipsters ;) If you fall in love and want to take one home, you can (and should!) because all of the KitTea residents are adoptable! You鈥檝e cat to be kitten me right meow


When did you first know you were a cat person?

Beth:聽I was literally born a cat person; my mom has loved cats her entire life. There was no way I wasn鈥檛 going to be a cat person.

Ashley:聽When I was three, my parents brought home the sweetest little orange cat for me聽to love and cherish. From that day forward, I was a fan of cats, and they were a fan of me.

What鈥檚 your response to people who don鈥檛 share your love of cats?

Beth:聽It鈥檚 something I can live with, but it鈥檚 ultimately their loss. I try not to dwell on it too much. I REALLY don鈥檛 understand people who don鈥檛 love cats.

Ashley:聽There must be something wrong with you. How can you not appreciate those cute little balls of fluff? Cats are really the perfect pet. They eat when they want, poop in a litter box when they want, come get their head scratched when they want and leave you alone when they want. You just have to be okay with the ball always being in their court.

What鈥檚 your response when someone says they鈥檙e a dog person?

Beth:聽That sucks TBH :( Because that person is missing out. I love big dogs, but there鈥檚 nothing like cozying up with a snuggly cat. Plus, cats are pretty low maintenance.

Ashley:聽You have obviously been hanging around the wrong cat crew. Most people who don鈥檛 like cats are either allergic, had a bad run in with a cat once or are too in love with their dog.


What鈥檚 your favorite kind of cat?

Beth:聽I don鈥檛 have ONE favorite, but I love Norwegian Forest cats, Siberian cats and Himalayan cats. But I don鈥檛 discriminate 鈥 I love and accept all cats that come into my life.

Ashley: I have a Siamese back home, so I have to include that as one of my faves (in case this gets back to her). My favorite breeds are聽the Ocicat and the Egyptian Mau because of their beautiful spotted coats. They have a bit of a wild side, but are still playful and friendly.

What鈥檚 your favorite cat apparel item that you own?

Beth:聽A blue plaid bowtie for my Siberian cat Figgy.

Ashley:聽I don鈥檛 dress my cat, but I do have some pretty sweet cat face slippers that I rock every morning.


What would you ask your cat if you had one question?

Beth:聽Why are you so crazy sometimes? Like why? WHY WHEN I TREAT YOU SO WELL? I give you everything in the world. WHY, FIGGY?

Ashley:聽Why are you so indecisive about coming inside the house and then immediately being let out again? Did you have a change of heart? Was it boring? Was the weather not to your liking? Or are you just trying to mess with me?

How many cats is too many cats?

Beth:聽It all depends on where you live and how many other pets you have, so I think it鈥檚 different for everyone. I could never have more than one cat where I live in SF, but I totally wish I could. I want a cat rescue farm.

Ashley:聽 If you live on a farm with lots of land, toys and enough food to go around, I don鈥檛 think there could ever be TOO many cats. If you live in an apartment and don鈥檛 have the space or time to give them, than you probably shouldn鈥檛 even have one cat. You have to put the cat鈥檚 well being before your own. Don鈥檛 be selfish.


If your cat was a celebrity, who would it be?

Beth:聽OMG Zac Effron because of the blue eyes.

Ashley: Beyonce because she is a total diva and doesn鈥檛 need a squad (or backup cats) surrounding her to make her shine. She steals the show whenever she walks into a room.

If you were a cat, which breed would you be?

Beth: A Himalayan cat because they鈥檙e so fluffy. Or a Norwegian Forest cat because it would rule to be a cat in the snow. This is a tough question.

Ashley:聽I wish I was a cat about twice a day. If I were one, I would be a聽Toyger. They look like a tiger and are highly intelligent, outgoing and active. They love to be around people and go on walks.


And there you have it. Two gals chatting about their feline fascination. We aren鈥檛 trying to convert anyone 鈥 we just think you should give them a loving chance. And you know all the best GIFs, memes and videos are of cats ;)

Photographer: Kurt Andre

Cat Cafe: KitTea