I admit it: I have crap all over the front of my refrigerator. And it’s not even orderly crap — it’s a mishmash of photos, takeout menus, kids’ school stuff, chip clips, postcards and magnets. Lots of magnets. I’m one of those dorks who has to pick up a souvenir magnet from every place I visit.
In addition to keepsake magnets, I have some that have silly sayings and quotes from favorite movies or TV shows. Some I’ve had for years. I probably should toss some of them, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of any of them because they each remind me of something that makes me smile. So why should I?
What kind of magnets would make cats smile? I decided to put a twist on some of the more popular magnets — especially the ones with cheese-a-riffic sayings on them, and catify them. Here are six magnets your cat would put on his fridge.
Have you ever seen the pizza version of this one? It’s cheesy no matter how you look at it! My Saffy is a major butter dish-licking offender and would have a jumbo version of this magnet on her refrigerator. And she’d throw her head back and laugh every time she saw it. “Oh boy, I sure do love the butter! And I want everybody to know it!”
The human version of this one invites the guest to wash dishes. Cats don’t care about dishes. In fact, they prefer to keep dishes dirty because they create a cat-friendly free-for-all buffet of meat drippings and butter leftovers. They’d get a kick out of this magnet. “Haha! Be my guest! Grab a drink and then go scoop my poop! LOL!”
This one is taken word-for-word from a popular magnet — it just applies perfectly for cats too. “Hey, that’s funny! I love to sleep! That means I’m good in bed! Get it? ROFL!” Cats are real comedians and are their own biggest fans.
I’m a little bit sick of seeing these sayings, but cats would look for any opportunity to ask for food, even if it’s by way of an overused saying, magnetized form. “Calmly walk to the refrigerator. Look at the magnet. Open the fridge — remember to KEEP CALM. I don’t want anybody freaking out while feeding me. OK, now FEED ME.”
These kinds of saying have been around as long as I can remember. I recall seeing kids in my elementary school classes with the “My grandparents went to Dollywood and all I got was this stupid shirt!” shirts. For cats, nothing gets old. They’d totally dig a magnet like this one. And they’d also be a little bit pissed that they weren’t invited to the dumpster.
The original magnet’s saying used wine instead of catnip. I can totally see a couple of cats, high on the ‘nip, walking around some little gift store, seeing this magnet and falling over laughing. “Duuuude, I have to have this magnet. LMAO!”
What kind of magnets would be on your cat’s fridge? Tell us about it in the comments!
About the Author: Angie Bailey is an eternal optimist with an adoration of all things silly. Loves pre-adolescent boy humor, puns, making up parody songs, thinking about cats doing people things and The Smiths. Writes Catladyland, a cat humor blog, Texts from Mittens (birthed right here on Catster) and authored whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds, a silly book about cats wheeling and dealing online. Partner in a production company and writes and acts in comedy web series that features sketches and mockumentaries. Mother to two humans and three cats, all of which want her to make them food.
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