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 Mr. Ivan
Joined: 3/13/2006
Msg: 46
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I would only have a cat if I had a rat problem. Otherwise, I see no use for them. Dogs are better. I don't like dogs but I'd rather have one over a cat.
 RSwindol
Joined: 8/25/2005
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Posted: 8/13/2006 9:33:58 AM
Ya'll calling me a moron?

First off, who is ya'll? I am one person.

Secondly, I didn't call you a moron at all, but I did call the statement a moronic generalization. That doesn't mean that they person who said it is a moron, but that the statement itself was ill-thought-out and not very accurate at all (as most generalizations are). Stop getting so defensive, find yourself a self esteem, and get a grip. Just because I think your theory is weak, doesn't mean that I think that you necessarily are. But now I am beginning to wonder.


You can beat a dog and it'll come back lickin' yer hand. Beat a cat, it's GONE!

You've obviously never seen the reaction of an abused dog before when it's owner comes near it. I sheltered an abused doge once and it never liked blond haired children even after leaving it's abusive family who had children. There is a lot of difference between beating a dog and reprimanding a dog. I have seen a few dogs that have bean abused and no, they don't come willingly to their owners, but instead only stay around because of a fence or a leash. A reprimanded dog on the other hand will still be loyal to his master out of love and respect, but then again, do reprimanded children not still love and respect their parents? Would you call a child slavish? After a person is reprimanded at work, would you call them slavish for staying with their job?

Besides, what does this have at all to do with the statement that I called moronic? You said that dog owners are control freaks, and that's what I was calling a moronic generalization. Judging by how defensive you got when I disagreed with your statement, it sounds to me like you are the control freak here so I don't see how your theory holds water.


Methinks you wouldn't posess the "cajones" for that.

It doesn't take to much cojones to stand up to someone who talks like Jar-Jar Binks.
 RSwindol
Joined: 8/25/2005
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Posted: 8/13/2006 8:02:48 PM

As if there are people out there who think that a cat cant be trained.
www.for-the-love-of-cats all those felines you see on commercials and movies have been trained.


It goes back to what I said in an earlier post. It's not impossible to change a cat's behavior or even prompt a cat to do something as long as you are continuously rewarding it. A cat is very smart and can easily learn, but their intelligence tends to make them free willed. A cat can for the most part perform a trick if it is of the understanding that it will be rewarded. After only a few times of not being rewarded, a cat will more than likely stop performing. Dogs, on the other hand retain their training for a very long time even after the reward is gone. So it's a shallow minded animal. I would rather have an intellectually shallow dog then an emotionally shallow cat any day of the week.
 colt8301
Joined: 10/25/2006
Msg: 52
People who hate cats -- why?
Posted: 12/18/2006 9:16:53 PM
I hate cats because they are sneaky and can not be trusted, they are almost like our race. when you walk in a room they just stop in their tracks as if they were up to no good.
 starr1999
Joined: 11/2/2005
Msg: 57
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Posted: 1/6/2007 12:00:28 AM
Hey Eddy.. Always got a good note of advise as I see here.. Your full of great advise to me and others.. Good to see you.. Personally as many know I'm a total cat lover .. Actually any animals.. They give unconditional love... They don't like you for What you can give them or What you have... They love you for you and in many Old Folks homes or Hospices.. They bring animals in to cheer ppl up... And it can actually make a sick person feel better just from getting a furry 4 legged one to lick you or cuddle with you CATS ROCK
MEOWWWWWWW
starr
xxx
Thanks Afterglow
 starr1999
Joined: 11/2/2005
Msg: 58
People who hate cats -- why?
Posted: 1/6/2007 2:11:15 AM
Hey Thechosen1.. I'll share recipes and cat tips with you anytime hon....And your cat is beautiful...Gotta LOVE CATS<img src=http://www.plentyoffish.com/smiles/icon_201.gif border=0>
MEOWWWWWWW
Starr
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 LittleMissScareAll
Joined: 11/11/2006
Msg: 59
People who hate cats -- why?
Posted: 1/19/2007 11:09:57 PM
Anyone who hurts a cat intentionally should be hurt themselves...
I personally love cats.
 MacGregrrrr
Joined: 3/13/2006
Msg: 62
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Posted: 1/21/2007 2:51:50 PM
The truth about cats & dogs:

What is a Cat?
1. Cats do what they want.
2. They rarely listen to you.
3. They're totally unpredictable.
4. When you want to play, they want to be alone.
5. When you want to be alone, they want to play.
6. They expect you to cater to their every whim.
7. They're moody.
8. They leave hair everywhere.
CONCLUSION: They're tiny women in little fur coats.



What is a Dog?
1. Dogs spend all day sprawled on the most comfortable piece of furniture in the house.
2. They can hear a package of food opening half a block away, but don't hear you when you're in the same room.
3. They can look dumb and lovable all at the same time.
4. They growl when they are not happy.
5. When you want to play, they want to play.
6. When you want to be alone, they want to play.
7. They leave their toys everywhere.
8. They do disgusting things with their mouths and then try to give you a kiss.
9. They go right for your crotch as soon as they meet you.
CONCLUSION: They're tiny men in little fur coats.



How Many Dogs Does It Take to Change A Light Bulb?
1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?
2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.
3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!
4. Rottweiler: Make me.
5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.
6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!
7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.
8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.
9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb?
10.****r Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.
11. Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.
12. Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there ...
13. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?
14. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle ..
15. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

The Cat's Answer: "Dogs do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the real question is: How long will it be before I can expect some light, some dinner, and a massage?"


ALL OF WHICH PROVES, ONCE AGAIN, THAT WHILE DOGS HAVE MASTERS, CATS HAVE STAFF.
 brawcoaly
Joined: 1/6/2007
Msg: 63
People who hate cats -- why?
Posted: 1/22/2007 10:43:12 PM
PET RULES

To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door - nose height.


Dear Dogs and Cats,

The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom.

If by some miracle I beat y ou there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years canine or feline attendance is not required.

The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough!

To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:

To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain About Our Pets:
1. They live here. You don't.
2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That's why they call it "fur"niture.)
3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak
clearly.

Remember: Dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
1. Eat less
2. Don't ask for money all the time
3 Are easier to train
4. Normally come when called
5. Never ask to drive the car
6. Don't hang out with drug-using friends
7. Don't smoke or drink
8. Don't have to buy the latest fashions
9. Don't want to wear your clothes
10. Don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and...
11. If they get pregnant, you can sell their children.
 Brizo
Joined: 2/19/2006
Msg: 66
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Posted: 1/23/2007 1:06:21 PM

her four small dogs across the street to the elementary school playground for their twice daily defecation runs.


can't that spread hookworms if they are present in the feces?

I like cats, always have, but when I lived in Bremerton WA my neighbor had seven females with litters. Not realizing this, I hung out my bedding with springtime fervor and brought in the most major flea problem I have ever had. I finally had to resort to buying a pump and spraying my house with kennel spray every two weeks for six weeks! Eventually someone (not me) called the city and the cats were removed, and probably put down.

Now how was that "helping" those cats? If people are going to be kind enough to take in strays, they need to spay and neuter! A female can have four litters a year, and an unneutered male's life is basically f*cking and fighting. The lifespan of an outside stray is three years. These pet propagators need to stop.

They are close to finalizing a vaccine for sterilization, which should bring the cost way down on spaying and neutering. I sincerely hope this helps the stray problem, the amount of animals put down each year is horrendous.
 gentlyplease
Joined: 12/3/2006
Msg: 67
People who hate cats -- why?
Posted: 1/23/2007 2:03:14 PM
I keep my cats indoors. I worked for a vet...many times we had cats brought in that were hurt from the blade of a car's engine because they would climb up inside to get warm. Turn the car on...well, you get the picture.

I have fed the neighborhood cats...only because I don't like top see them hungry. Once I trapped a feral female...she wouldn't let me touch her, so I knew they would put her down at the pound. I cried as I took it in...they looked at me like I was crazy...but I felt so bad...I would rather trap her and take her in than have her hit by a car..or even worse, mistreated by some idiot.

People that leave their animals to run the neighborhood need to think...animals get hit, abused, cause damage to other people's property...and DON'T use that excuse.."mine's a male, I don't need to worry about babies..."...it shows how ignorant you really are.

BTW, if you only wash your hands because you think an animal is dirty, you're asking for trouble. You should be doing it automatically. Remember what your mama taught you!
 brawcoaly
Joined: 1/6/2007
Msg: 68
People who hate cats -- why?
Posted: 1/23/2007 8:38:28 PM
If you clean the litter box every day or two it never turns into a problem, particularly if you use a scoopable litter meant for mutliple cat households. I'd rather scoop litter than stand in the rain picking up steaming dog crap off the front lawn any day.

My clothes have never smelled like cat or cat litter. They have smelled like wet dog.

Dogs and cats both shed. Get a vacuum.

Don't keep cats in the babies crib and problem solved. That's why doors and baby monitors were invented. I'm sure if a dog could get into the crib it would smother the baby too.

My 2 cats don't claw at the screens, but they do get excited when they see a bird or squirrel outside. They sit on the sill and chatter. I think it's cute. A dog would bark and annoy the neighbours. Not so cute.

Both my cats greet me in the morning, get their morning cuddles and then sit on the kitchen floor waiting for breakfast. They rub your legs because that's how they say "You're mine and I love you." I do believe that we're all here on pof because we don't have anyone else in our lives that will do or say that - correct? Personally I take advantage of all the lovin' I can get.
All of this is happenning inside my nice warm apartment instead of outside in the pissing rain with a baggie in my hand.
 designingwoman
Joined: 9/4/2005
Msg: 70
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Posted: 1/24/2007 10:25:05 PM
For those who don't like pet hair on furniture, poodles and bichons don't shed, and are great pets. Bichons are wicked smart and you can teach them all kinds of crazy tricks!!

I don't mind cats, but I could not see having more than two. I recently heard from a guy with FOUR cats. That's just too much in my book.

I'd rather have two dogs, most likely a German shepherd and either a poodle or bichon. I am very fond of shepherds because so many beloved relatives have had them, and they are or were great dogs.
 peppermint petunias
Joined: 9/2/2009
Msg: 71
People who hate cats -- why?
Posted: 4/22/2011 3:06:38 AM
I don't hate cats, but for a while would not consider having one.

I was climbed like a tree by the neighbors Siamese cats as a child..Scratched horribly legs to face.

I just wanted them to kiss my dog..WTH???????

I do have litter box issues and if the person doesn't have the proper litter devise or the cat can't "GO"soutside...I can smell it a mile away.

That is my only issue now. The Smell.

Right up there with having a male teen..EVERYTHING smells like feet and damp towels..
It sticks in the air.
 RubyWaxxx
Joined: 10/23/2010
Msg: 72
People who hate cats -- why?
Posted: 4/22/2011 3:19:49 AM

PET RULES

To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door - nose height.


Dear Dogs and Cats,

The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom.

If by some miracle I beat y ou there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years canine or feline attendance is not required.

The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough!

To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:

To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain About Our Pets:
1. They live here. You don't.
2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That's why they call it "fur"niture.)
3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak
clearly.

Remember: Dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
1. Eat less
2. Don't ask for money all the time
3 Are easier to train
4. Normally come when called
5. Never ask to drive the car
6. Don't hang out with drug-using friends
7. Don't smoke or drink
8. Don't have to buy the latest fashions
9. Don't want to wear your clothes
10. Don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and...
11. If they get pregnant, you can sell their children.


Very funny!
 abelian
Joined: 1/12/2008
Msg: 73
People who hate cats -- why?
Posted: 4/22/2011 4:09:50 AM
I think people hate cats because cats are reputed to be very intelligent,

That reputation is undeserved. Cats are the only animals I've found that will chase the spot from a laser pointer and try to catch it. Take a laser pointer and shine it on a cat's hind leg and a cat will go in circles chasing it's own rear end.

cats are not obedient and usually could care less what you want them to do.

Unless you have a laser pointer. With a laser pointer, I can lead a cat any where I want it to go. It's better than a leash.
 justagrlwithacat
Joined: 2/7/2011
Msg: 74
People who hate cats -- why?
Posted: 4/22/2011 2:25:52 PM

Cats need and like physical stimulation, games, etc. They know when they are playing a game and when they are not.


:) i trained my cat to do a few "tricks" (lay/roll over, circle on the spot, agility pylons) and do them with her regularly. That and hide the treats game. Takes a good 20, 30 mins of searching.
Love watching her figure things out.
Yeah I need to go out more, I know.
 Snappy_Turtle
Joined: 2/27/2011
Msg: 75
People who hate cats -- why?
Posted: 4/22/2011 2:56:23 PM
(op) It's 2 entirely different things. The trait of cruelty will manifest in many different ways. The opinion about cats is not at all related to whether the person is cruel (correlation vs. causation y'know).

As to why cats are not liked, I was taught to dislike them for these reasons:
1) Sneaky (stalking birds by stealth)
2) Cruel (toy with prey before killing it)
3) Cold-hearted (do not worship humans)

Then I got a kitten for my offspring's childhood pet because a dog was not practical, and discovered my own reasons to not like them:
1) Independent
2) Stubborn
3) Demanding
4) Manipulative

Except somewhere in there the dislike turned to respect and admiration.

A smart cat *can* do every trick a dog can do, but *will* not do it unless you starve it first.
 RubyWaxxx
Joined: 10/23/2010
Msg: 76
People who hate cats -- why?
Posted: 4/22/2011 3:13:55 PM
^^I'm the same, I like cats in spite of their using ways.
They're not cold-hearted. My old cat nearly got herself killed recently trying to defend my dog against an attack from a husky. She saw the husky run into the house, she saw my dog Woody start to bark, her ears flattened and she flew at this dog.
She didn't win either.
I like cats because the ancient Egyptians worshipped them and they remind me of sphinxes. And my cats have been just as loyal as my dogs. And I don't teach either to do tricks. Respect goes both ways.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Posted: 4/22/2011 5:15:08 PM

A smart cat *can* do every trick a dog can do, but *will* not do it unless you starve it first.


i beg to differ. my well-fed 13 1/2 lb maine coon has learned a 'treat trick.' when i say 'treat, treat,' he goes into his carrier. it took me over 3 months to teach him to do this. but i figured it was a pretty practical behavior, a convenient thing for vet visits and potential emergencies.

now, he won't sit, play dead or roll over, but what's the point of those behaviors anyway?
 IgorFrankensteen
Joined: 6/29/2009
Msg: 78
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Posted: 4/22/2011 5:34:53 PM
I have almost always had a cat or so. I find them fascinating. I agree in part with Abelian about their intelligence, I have not found that they are as intelligent as many dogs are, AT LEAST IN HUMAN RELATED TERMS. They are always CATS, never "little fuzzy people."
I have learned one very significant thing about measuring intelligence: it HAS to be measured with reference to the entities AGENDA, or you get an erroneous reading of it. Judging a cat according to whether or not their response to something fits in with what a human would do, is to mis-measure the cat.
I saw a particularly telling thing on TV way back when Justice Clarence Thomas was being queried by the Senate about his past dealings with a law clerk, who accused him of some rather vile behavior. The behavior doesn't matter for this. What was illuminating, was that after all the testimony was complete, the Senators came to the press, and their spokesman explained that they had decided that Clarence Thomas was the one being the most truthful, BECAUSE THE LAW CLERK HAD NOT REACTED AT THE TIME , THEY WAY THEY WOULD HAVE. That is, the very young, female, black law clerk had failed to respond to the powerful man who controlled her future employment opportunities, in the same way the a rich, white, sixty-year-old Senator would have responded.

Anyway, back to cats: I have one close friend who is TERRIFIED of cats, for a similar reason that Petunia doesn't relate well to them: she was attacked by some feral ones at a very young age, and never really got over it. I have met many people who think of ALL non human creatures as being more or less bits of moving furniture, and nothing more. Hence the annoyance that one fellow above expressed when a friend's cat went missing, and she did not find his offer to provide a quick replacement to be remotely acceptable.
I had a boss once, who joked about dropping large objects onto cats he saw down below, in hopes of killing them. I found him disgusting, and never trusted or wanted to work for his behalf again.
But I have not yet met anyone who I could say fit the description of a cat HATER. I actually have some sense of understanding that someone like that, however, because I hate certain insects (or rather I have an intense aversion to them, inexplicable by reason). I can not even imagine thinking of a snake as anything but a dangerously overgrown worm with teeth. I think it's almost instinctive.
 BalderDog2
Joined: 1/6/2011
Msg: 79
People who hate cats -- why?
Posted: 4/22/2011 9:34:39 PM
Lots of cat haters on this thread. Never realized so many people hated cats. I think cats are great. Why would anyone hate a cute little kitty cat?

Anyway, for those who need one, here is a reason to hate cats:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/09/magazine/09_10_catcoat.html
 Snappy_Turtle
Joined: 2/27/2011
Msg: 80
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Posted: 4/23/2011 4:08:39 AM
# 1 -- to J-Moon: i think you've inadvertently given your cat an IQ test. Get back to me on whether he'll still crate himself, after even 1 trip in the crate led to a trip to the vet?

# 2 -- to B-Dog: O, m'God. That is some weird science. And cool. That toxo stuff is nothing to mess with. I wouldn't ever even knowingly eat a tomato grown near where a cat "goes."
http://www.toxoplasmosis.org/infotox.html

# 3 -- I love both dogs and cats. What would the world be like if overnight, dogs learned to climb, and cats tripled in size?
 motown cowgirl
Joined: 6/30/2010
Msg: 81
the cat who ate my brain
Posted: 4/23/2011 4:23:40 AM
i fukkin hate cats and i will shoot them on sight everytime they show up here. this place is a no-cat zone and i'm on the warpath. i have nothing against your cat on your property, i would even say hello, but when they show up here i shoot first and ask questions later, this is my philosophy. or i'll send the dogs after 'em if messy bessie ain't handy. last time i did that was yesterday afternoon, as a matter of fact. i'm sick of them going after my chickens and i don't even want to think about them shitting in the shrubbery. i do a lot of landscaping and yard work. .....here kitty! cat carcass. if you don't want a taxidermy project, keep your fish-breathed varmints off my ranch. that's all she wrote.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Posted: 4/23/2011 4:43:47 AM

# 1 -- to J-Moon: i think you've inadvertently given your cat an IQ test. Get back to me on whether he'll still crate himself, after even 1 trip in the crate led to a trip to the vet?


yep. done that. we've gone to the vet and taken drives around town. he still does his 'treat trick.' not only that, but i often find him hanging out in his carrier napping.
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