Tamar Arslanian

Tamar began “I Have Cat” two and a half years ago as a way to chronicle her life as a 30-something NYC singleton looking for love despite the complication of owning cat (s). Guys came and went but the cat(s) remained and with them spurred new thinking about life, food and even men of the 2-legged variety.

“I Have Cat” reads like “Sex and the Kitty” and has brought together thousands of like-minded people from around the globe.  

The name of her blog was a response to the way people spoke of single women of a certain age with cat(s). In hushed tones and never in mixed company.  “Oh, did you hear? She has shingles,” “She had gastric bypass, “ “She has…cats!”

Tamar refuses to fall prey to the crazy cat lady stereotype and wears her cat hair free black clothing as a badge of honor (though she admits to investing a small fortune in lint rollers).  She strongly believes that being social and stylish need not be mutually exclusive from cat ownership. 

Before moving to New York City to pursue her dream of working in advertising for which she blames Melrose Place, Tamar grew up pet-less in Minnesota (unless you count goldfish and a hamster).  When not drinking wine with her cat (s), writing about cats or looking for love albeit sporadically, Tamar can be found working at one of the largest and most prestigious New York advertising agencies. She’s sad to report that her very un-Mad Men like life does not involve three – or even one – martini lunches but rather a strict diet of leftover conference room catering. 

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Most Recent Posts

  • The Truth Behind Cat Women

    Today I’m excited to introduce you to six amazing feline loving women who I have the honor of knowing (some in flesh and some virtually) who are anything but the crazy cat lady stereotype. They’re successful, social adjusted, beautiful (inside and out) and love their cats unconditionally.

  • 10 Tips for a Safe and Stylish Holiday

    It’s nice to have friends and family over to celebrate the holidays. But when you have a cat (or three) you don’t want “Welcome to Casa Cat!”I have ten ways to make sure your home is Martha Stewart (or Candice Olson) festive, while resident felines are safe and happy.

  • She Has. . . Cats

    On top of being portrayed as poorly dressed, anti-social spinsters, cat lovers are viewed as being “needy.” Anyone who’s ever met a cat knows the feline species is hardly the place to go if you’re in need of attention.