Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cat Ladies

I saw this documentary as part of Toronto's Hot Docs festival this year. Partially because I thought I might recognize some people or character traits given that I'm active in the cat rescue world, and partially because I'm terrified I'll turn into a crazy cat lady myself. Even though, admittedly, I'm much more of a dog nerd.

This is a really great flick that delves into the psyches of four self professed "cat ladies" and what motivates them to do what they do. Basically, people who turn to cats to fill an emotional void in their lives. Some of the footage made me want to look away, while some had me tearing up at the loss and longing in these ladies' lives. The film also explores the all important (and pretty frightening) issue of "hoarding" vs "rescue".

Highly recommended!

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