"The curse is come upon me!" cried the Lady of Shalott.
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson
I received this in the mail last week from my friend Deb, in response to the post in which I was worrying about becoming a Crazy Cat Lady.
With it came a note: "Saw this and had to get it to you. Hope you can find the humor–since you fear becoming one of these."
The cat lady comes with six full-sized cats, as well as a cat around one neck and a cat in her pocket, and it also features a quiz on the back of the box intended to diagnose incipient crazy-cat-ladyhood.
- Do you have more cats than ex-boyfriends?
- Can you tell your cats apart by the roughness of their tongues?
- Have you ever had to explain to a police officer that the stuff in the bag really is catnip?
If I ever get that far gone, I hope someone will stop me.
The box also includes a quote from Garrison Keillor: "Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose."
At least the cats in the box are plastic, although they may or may not be simultaneously dead and alive, like some other famous cats.