February 2, 2012

I Have A Problem...

There is more than one way to earn the distinction of being called a "Crazy Cat Lady."

The most obvious, of course, is to have a lot of actual cats in your home. The kind that meow and purr and charm their way into your heart.

Another way to qualify as a Crazy Cat Lady might be to paint several hundred paintings of cats, often with their people.

I've discovered yet another way to enjoy cats of every kind in one's home-- but this technique does not involve loose fur, allergies, annoyed neighbors, or shredded armchair arms. Which leads to my problem:

I collect cats of the collectible kind.

Old ones, nostalgic ones, curious ones, tiny ones, retro ones.

They must be vintage, charming, small and very inexpensive. I adopt them from yard sales, flea markets, rummage sales, and estate sales. I have been doing it for 25 years. I can't stop.

You might notice that there are also a few canine cuties in the mix. Yes, I also collect dogs. And here is my problem: This box of collectible curios is only but a small fraction of my little darlings. And I have moved into a new house where I have fewer places to display my magnificent menagerie. And I have a deep, dark, secret fear that the producers of "Hoarders" are going to show up on my doorstep any day now. And that's where you come in.

I'm hoping that you might find it in your heart to give some of these treasures a new home. Over the coming months I will be putting a lot of my collectible felines and canines up for adoption. A few on Ebay, but mostly in my Other Etsy Shop: Sweet Sue's Curio Cabinet. If you choose to adopt one or more, you must promise to love them and cherish them and most of all, to keep them dusted.

Here are a few items that have already been listed (click on photo for more info):

Stay tuned, and thanks for your help. (And don't you dare breathe a word of this to "Hoarders")


Jean Rettus said...

You are so funny. Not a hoarder at all. Just a purrfect collector.
Jean Rettus

Unknown said...

Oh thank you Jean. I feel much better now! :-)

jhitomi said...

Oh my gosh I cannot believe that huge box filled with kitties! And to think you hand picked each one with thought and care. It must be so hard for you to let them be adopted. I feel for you!

Hannalei said...

Pfft.. hoarder? You should see my "sad" collection as I was ooohing over the green kitty in the bunch. I love green. LOL

That box is FANTASTIC!!! ;)