In the spirit of all things animals and Pet + Co, this post is dedicated to all my fellow feline lovers in the world. We diligently scoop full litter boxes on the daily, provide life-sustaining nourishment (in the form of cat food, catnip and homemade cat treats and toys) and are the lucky individuals who get to cozy up at the end of a long day with a snuggly, purring kitty. While the warm and fuzzy stuff is great and all, the love + devotion you have for your cat can come across as an obsession 鈥 and honestly, as a proud cat lady or gent, you should be 100% fine with that label. Here are five signs that you鈥檙e totally obsessed with your cat.

YOU HAVE FRAMED PHOTOS OF YOUR FELINE

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Beloved photo memories of your family, friends and鈥 feline(s) are all over your home. Cats are part of the family too! Editor鈥檚 note: More framed photos of your cat throughout your home = more framed photos of your cat throughout your home that are knocked over from a swift tail swipe. Fact.

YOU HAVE A GROWING CAT CLOTHING CLOSET

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We all know how hard it can be to resist buying clothes for your pet 鈥 cats definitely included. One day you鈥檙e considering buying your first cat hat, and then you blink and you have a dedicated cat clothing area in your room.

YOU ALWAYS RECEIVE CAT-RELATED GIFTS

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Whether it鈥檚 your birthday, a major holiday or just a day to celebrate, if someone鈥檚 buying you a gift, it鈥檚 probably a gift for a cat lover. It鈥檚 a blessing and a curse, because you always love cat-related gifts, but at the same time, you鈥檙e concerned your loved ones are starting to think you are a cat.

YOU CELEBRATE YOUR FELINE鈥橲 BIRTHDAY

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You go all out for your cat鈥檚 birthday 鈥 it鈥檚 an extremely important day, after all. From sending out legit invitations to decorating your purrfect digs, you stop at nothing to give your furry friend the best birthday party ever. Think: a DIY cat ears station for the humans, a treat station for the kitties and balls of yarn everywhere.

YOU鈥橰E OFFENDED WHEN SOMEONE SAYS THEY鈥橰E A DOG PERSON

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HUH? You might not comprehend when someone tells you that they鈥檙e 鈥渁 dog person,鈥 but it鈥檚 important to take a deep breath, gather your thoughts and think before you say anything irrational or offensive. Remind yourself that everyone is different and we must embrace that (yes, even if that means someone likes dogs more than cats).

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