Featured Friday: Cat vs. Human

What is it like to live with cats?

Yasmine Surovec will tell you. Rather, she will show you with her drawings. You know what they say about a picture being worth a thousand words. The famous quote really applies to Yasmine’s comic strip, which illustrates the funny, irritating, adorable, and just downright quirky sides of owning cats. The comic strip is featured on her blog, Cat vs. Human.

Have you ever wondered why your cat nonchalantly jumped on your lap while you were sitting on the toilet? Have you ever had a friend who refused to borrow your sweater because it was covered in cat hair? Have you ever woken up and found a dead mouse on a pillow three inches away from your head?

Yasmine has. She’s been through it all, and she’s here to show us fellow cat owners that we’re not alone in leading crazy, quirky lives under the rule of a cat (or two, or three…). She’s here to unite us cat owners by saying, “Hey, you’re not alone. My cat demands that I stir his food, too. Cats are cats, and we gotta love ‘em!”

Owned by three cats named Shelley, Money, and Oscar and a puppy she has dubbed Puppy, Yasmine lives in San Francisco with her husband, Victor. As her mother put it, she spends her days drawing cats and eating Cheetos. She says it like it is, and she says it hilariously. That woman has a great sense of humor, and she’s not afraid to show it. Don’t believe me? Take a look at this comic: Human hobos vs. kitten hobos.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend a couple of hours scrolling through her blog, mumbling to yourself, “That’s so true. Wow, that’s my life right there. My cat does that weird thing, too. Hey, does she have a candid camera set up in my house?”

You know how most pet blogs feature a pet or two? This one doesn’t. While Yasmine bases her comics on real life events (in other words, strange stuff her cats put her though), she doesn’t have a star pet. Rather, her blog features three of her cats, but they’re all called “Kitty”. This was a clever move on her part, because, that way, her readers understand that her comic strip is all about the strange situations in which cat owners find themselves, not about her own cats.

Garfield, eat your heart out. Cat vs. Human is where it’s at, especially because we relate to it a lot more than we do Garfield. How many of us actually own an obese cat with a fetish for lasagna and deep hatred of Mondays? None? I thought so. Now, how many of us have woken up right at the edge of the bed, because the cat took up 3/4 of the bed space?

You should totally visit the blog. It’s brilliant, hilarious, and addicting! Yasmine and her comics can be found on the following social networking websites:

  1. Tumblr
  2. Facebook
  3. Twitter
  4. Flickr
  5. Google Plus

Let’s end with a question: If you were in danger, what would your cat do? Play, of course!

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Comments

  1. Thank you for featuring this really cool site. I love the cartoons.

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  2. That is a great review of what sounds like a great blog. We sure will read further since we live with 21 cats here, not on purpose but just because we were all hungry and this nice person feeds us. We were all feral cats and some of us have advanced. Great blog.

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  3. It looks like you have not done this for very long??
    Welcome!!

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