If she sees cats, you are in. Don't worry, she will.
Step 2: Take this test
How many cats are too many?
In order to make a proper home for your cat, you need to limit...
No way, that was a trick question! There is no such thing as too many cats, EVER!
Step 3: Find a cat
The local shelter has 5 billion.
Step 4: Welcome the cat into your home
I know it is tempting to name him after a cute food or a verb, but don't. Give him a human name. Crazy Cat Men name their cats after women. Crazy Cat Ladies name their cats after men. It is just how it is. I don't make the rules. That way, if someone calls you and asks what you are doing, then you just say, "Oh, I'm talking to Tom." They will never know you were talking to your cat (never tell people that!) and you are still considered borderline normal.
5. Invest in a cat lady wardrobe
Crazy Cat Women wear sweatpants. Crazy Cat Men wear plaid. Once again, I don't make the rules.
6. Find a good friend
Hanging on married people is best. They know you are a crazy cat lady and don't care if you hang on them for your human attention and usually will put you to work to earn your keep. You will be more than happy to do it! In the end they go home to their human counterparts. You get to spoon with your fuzzy, squishy little human!
Examine the pros and cons of being a crazy cat lady. Just think, you will never, ever have to share your food again (pro)! Yay! But, your fuzzy, new snuggle partner(s) will always leave you full of hair and try to claw your face off (con).
You will never have to make the effort to love another human being again (pro). No one will ever love you (con).