What is the relationship between crazy and cats? Scratch that, what is the relationship between crazy women and cats? Think of any woman off her rocker (yet not a danger to society) and I immediately think of at least 5-20 feline companions depending how crazy the woman really is. Do they need to be dominated by shrewed self-serving cats? Crazy men don't have cats.
no one is entirely sure of that connection. my feeling is that the ownership of multiple cats relates to being lonely, and in my opinion if you enjoy the company of 17 cats, then you can forgo mine.
But why cats? Why not parakeets or lizards or fish or chinchillas or guinea pigs or 100+ species of dogs?
ah, there i think i have an answer. cats are pretty good at taking care of themselves. you feed them, take care of the litter box, and brush 'em if you feel like it. they will allow themselves to be petted, but you don't really have to deal with them if you don't want to.
"dogs have masters, cats have staff."