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 Forumuseronly
Joined: 1/15/2015
Msg: 51
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This cat hating thing has been around for a long time. I wonder how many people remember the illustrated book of "101 uses for a dead cat." It didn't last on the book shelves for very long due to the public outcry, but that was over 20 years ago.

There's also the age old argument as to which makes the better pet; the dog or the cat. Proponents of both can have very strong opinions.

In the end it seems to me anything taken to excess can be considered as nuts. Cat ownership seems particularly weird to me maybe because I'm most decidedly a dog person. I mean don't get me wrong I like cats; I'm just not sure I could eat a whole one. (kidding - that ones for all the other dog people - smile).
 Literate_Hiker
Joined: 1/1/2015
Msg: 52
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Posted: 1/18/2015 6:24:47 PM
I love what Dave Barry says about cats: "If left to their own devices, cats would lead humans into a whirling blade." Exactly. I hate cats. Naturally that makes me a cat magnet. Cats sense our mutual disdain.
 petula1908
Joined: 8/9/2014
Msg: 53
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Posted: 1/18/2015 8:05:00 PM
There is a school of thought that someone owns several cats, that they can be a little crazy or eccentric. Supposed to be the companion of old maids and crusty old gays. I don't know where this comes from. A man who is mad about his cats is seen as somewhat unmasculine as well. Some people do not like cats, but very few dislike dogs unless they are vicious.
 petula1908
Joined: 8/9/2014
Msg: 54
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Posted: 1/18/2015 8:07:58 PM
Blonde Angel

That is unbelievable. The nerve of some guys. You have to laugh. All sorts out there. What is UPS?
 Halcyon_Skies
Joined: 2/1/2009
Msg: 55
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Posted: 1/18/2015 9:35:05 PM

This is not a thread about discrimination as much as it is a preference thread.
If a man or woman do not wish to date each other over pet ownership status...no worries!
They just are not a match for each other. It is not like one is preventing the other from life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


I agree. I have two. Back when I was single and looking and had my match profile, one man contacted me to ask if they were outdoor cats or indoor cats. When I told him they were indoor cats, he told me he was allergic to them and couldn't meet me---which was actually kind of presumptuous on his part.
 lifeisgrand5
Joined: 12/29/2014
Msg: 56
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Posted: 1/19/2015 3:30:15 AM
I'm s crazy cat lady and a crazy poodle lady. I am proud of both. I love animals and that is why I am a vegetarian. Over the years of walking my dog I have rescued 4 cats. My dogs and cats live in total harmony. The cats were pitiful I rescued the last one out of a storm sewer. Some awful person put her down there. She is so lovable. Anther cat was laying on the side of the road too weak to get up and walk. Somethings are meant to be. My animals are a lot or work and expense. I do ok, they are my family. Animals give us unconditional love. I don't want to be with a man who does not love animals.

There are a lot of cruel people just looking for a reason to slam another person. Hold your head up high and be proud of who you are. People who call others names do so out of an inner anger.
 Never_in_Life
Joined: 1/13/2015
Msg: 57
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Posted: 1/19/2015 4:42:29 AM

I love what Dave Barry says about cats: "If left to their own devices, cats would lead humans into a whirling blade." Exactly. I hate cats. Naturally that makes me a cat magnet. Cats sense our mutual disdain.


But if they were hard core hikers, I'm sure you'd love them. Amirite?

I have two cats and get called out on it all the time. By co workers, friends, family. For two cats. Not "two and counting" - just two. It's more of a tease rather than an indictment, so I laugh it off.

But I did tend to get a lot of first messages from women asking me about them, which is kind of amusing in a way. It feels like my stock went up a couple of points just because I happen to have a couple of cats.

In the end, pets are companions that tend to augment people, regardless of which species we gravitate to.
 lifeisgrand5
Joined: 12/29/2014
Msg: 58
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Posted: 1/19/2015 5:53:12 AM
Blone,

Now it's my turn. Do you know how funny it sounds, "He let me hold his snake?" lol
 BLonde^j^AngeL
Joined: 1/2/2015
Msg: 59
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Posted: 1/19/2015 7:40:15 AM

Do you know how funny it sounds, "He let me hold his snake?" lol

yes omg many years ago, I dated a man in Poughkeepsie who had a snake- he let me hold it- it was a huge joke- ty 4 sharing-brings back memories!
 Qura
Joined: 8/5/2014
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Posted: 1/19/2015 7:43:50 AM
It's just a stereotype that people use when they don't know the truth about someone--and typically, some men use it about women who won't date them. Imagine that? I wonder what is the equivalent for women to use about men they can't get?

Anyway, just 'cause I'm here talking about cats, I will add that my kids and I love cats and would love to have one, but two of us have allergies. We can handle a day or two with relatives who are cat owners, but after that, we have to detox. No animosity--just allergies. Enjoy your feline friends, cat owners!
 Never_in_Life
Joined: 1/13/2015
Msg: 61
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Posted: 1/19/2015 10:51:32 AM

Well obviously. Because dogs don't like crazy men any more than I do, but cats don't give a shit as long as you're willing to feed there sneaky little mouths


You like your pets like you like your men - sycophantic.
 _babblefish
Joined: 9/23/2011
Msg: 62
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Posted: 1/19/2015 11:05:46 AM

I have three dogs and a cat,the cat and the sheltie are kissy kissy.I fix the females but never neuter the males,its cruel.No woman cuts the nutz off my pets.:)


do you have leviticus papered to your toilet walls? it would explain the homophobia, now the "never neuter the males"
i hope you don't touch or share anything with a menstruating woman

ffs
 JerseyGirl2008
Joined: 12/27/2007
Msg: 63
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Posted: 1/19/2015 11:41:04 AM
Not a fan of cats at ALL. Blech.

I do have to say that an awful lot of those nut-jobs on the TV show "Hoarders" seem to have 158 cats (dead or alive) creating a mountain of filth inside their hovels. I don't think I've ever seen a show where they had 158 dogs.

Just sayin'.
 Demidar
Joined: 10/22/2014
Msg: 64
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Posted: 1/19/2015 2:50:34 PM
I have one cat and now I find out I am allergic to it , guess I will just have to put up with the allergies . Least I am not allergic to my aquariums .
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 65
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Posted: 1/19/2015 3:14:38 PM

but there must be some character traits in common with cats and their owners, otherwise why would you bother? Presumptuous arrogance, for example.


Jealous a little are you TMP?

'Presumptuous arrogance?'

But, of course.

Kittykat and 'Person' lift tails and stalk from room.

Some food and little snooze.


Beware that actual useless vermin might infest your home.

Meeerrrooowoww~
 daynadaze
Joined: 2/11/2008
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Posted: 1/19/2015 3:53:56 PM
You haven't seen any TV shows with owners having tons of dogs, or poor uncared for dogs, or dogs tied up outside that have to live in their own filth, you've never seen or heard of that? I find that amazing since stories like that are pretty common. Lots of people abuse their pets, whether it be dogs, cats, fish, horses, etc., it has nothing to do with what kind of pet they like, it has to do with the character or lack of, of the person. I have to wonder why you think this was even something to be said, that you find cats owners to be the only people who end up on hoarders shows with dead cats, are you for real?

Obliviously some posters are either pretending to be funny/cruel or they don't know a thing about pets in general. Cats will bond to you just as dogs will, they have preferences just like dogs do, they are cleaner than dogs but you still have to scoop up after them and brush them, and they want to play with you just like dogs and yes, they do tend to be more aloof at times, but that hardly makes them something awful. I am not a dog person but I don't hate dogs and I don't make up nasty little dog hating stories and I don't expect dog lovers to be awful people, and I don't make up nasty stories about dog lovers. This thread certainly shows some info about people that would be good to know before contacting them. Wowser
 Never_in_Life
Joined: 1/13/2015
Msg: 67
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Posted: 1/19/2015 4:48:52 PM

Yeah CRAZY ppl have CATS for a reason, this isn't a coincidence. And ditto re cats would just as soon see you tossed into the whirling blades if it meant they could eat 5 minutes sooner. Nasty little fish breathed fukkers. I TURN MY DOGS LOOSE ON THEM JUST FOR SHOWING UP HERE. Eesh. Useless vermin.

I actually don't want a man to kiss my ass nor a vile creature to shred my furniture after coughing up a hairball, but there must be some character traits in common with cats and their owners, otherwise why would you bother? Presumptuous arrogance, for example.


Your trolling skills need work. See, the first thing you said was good because it was more subtle. Now you're going for a sledgehammer effect. The scorched earth approach is a terrible choice, because everyone now knows you're trolling.

By the way, I'm not arrogant. I'm just better than you.
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 68
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Posted: 1/20/2015 2:05:26 PM
I've thought for long that cats are like teenagers, and dogs are like four year olds. If you're busy and elsewhere engaged, cats are for you. If you like to order others about, dogs work better.

For the Opie--
http://img.pandawhale.com/99385-crazy-cat-lady-starter-kit-Q9r7.jpeg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a1/7b/59/a17b59d3ca61d92353c92a139f8fcc5d.jpg
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Posted: 1/20/2015 5:04:14 PM

If you're busy and elsewhere engaged, cats are for you. If you like to order others about, dogs work better.


exactly. needier people surround themselves with dogs. if you can stand your own company, walk the feline path.
 lilmopeep
Joined: 1/7/2008
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Posted: 1/20/2015 6:01:33 PM
I actually prefer cats to people!
 deetristate
Joined: 12/4/2014
Msg: 71
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Posted: 1/20/2015 6:12:26 PM
I don't date men who have photos with their dogs. Same as cat ladies,
 KingAlaskanCrabLegs
Joined: 1/12/2015
Msg: 72
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Posted: 1/20/2015 6:58:59 PM
My girl has cats. They are calm and well behaved because she is the same. The way a person's pets behave speaks volumes for their owner. It is a good indicator of character.
 daynadaze
Joined: 2/11/2008
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Posted: 1/20/2015 7:30:40 PM
Good luck being busy and not paying attention to a cat. They may do the slow blink and go back to sleep or they may cuddle up in your arms laying on top of what you are doing. Just because cats spend a lot of time sleeping doesn't mean they don't want attention, to be petted and to crawl around on you.
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 74
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Posted: 1/21/2015 2:18:24 PM
Dayna--lol! I've always thought it depended on the particular cat. . . . I've had love bugs and independent contractors, buccaneers and bopeeps.

Came late to dogs, and my favorites are working breeds. Small ankle biters need not apply. Right now, no puss cats, just one biggol mixed breed rescue (golden retriever/great Pyrenees), and he's a joy. For a four year old. . . .
 _babblefish
Joined: 9/23/2011
Msg: 75
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Posted: 1/21/2015 2:59:30 PM

My girl has cats. They are calm and well behaved because she is the same. The way a person's pets behave speaks volumes for their owner. It is a good indicator of character.


obviously some people enjoy boring and pedestrian with minimum effort, to me that's lazy .. it's why there are alternatives like siamese catz, my sweet lithe seal point is anything but uninteresting . . *shrugs, then again my all time dog love was a jack russell, high energy, intelligent and crafty is how i prefer a pet
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