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Post Reply Cats - Do you like them?
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My daughter created a face book page for my Cat she is a polydactyl all she wants to do is eat, sleep and hang out with me



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I'm a devoted cat person.
Though I can't have a cat where I live right now because I want a cat to be an outdoors cat and not an apartment cat, not enough forest and too many cars here in the city (I live pretty much in cental Stockholm, capital of Sweden). Also how I work and commute to and from another city every day I'd be gone from home much too long. I'm sure I'll have one again someday.

Cats usually like me a lot, even shy or very picky cats tend to come over to say hello to me which has surprised a few owners over the years. Confused questions to how come they don't hide from me but come and say hello whgen I step through the front door. "My cat never does that...", "He/She's usually always so reseved around strangers.. " to questions on how I can scratch a cats' back through the fur "How can you stroke the back hairs the wrong way like that and he/she likes it?" (They don't just like it, they crave it, if they feel comfortable enough for it with you).
Some cats even adopt me on the spot and can cross a street to come over to say hello and mark my legs and want to be petted.

Cats have individual character and don't give their devotion and love easily like most dogs do, you have to earn it. Sometimes it's not even enough what you do but simply who you are at heart and they can sense this. It's like it's not you who adopt them but they adopt you. If they don't they just find another home. Because of this their affection when freely given is all the more precious.

Felines have always personified the ultumate harmony between strength and grace, even small house cats have this in them though they're bred to be cuddly and cute and not be so big as to be unmanageable in a normal sized home. But this is the beauty of cats, big and small: how they move, their amazing balance, their power and speed relative to their size as well as their loveable but sometimes foolish courage and curiosity.

Then we have the purr they emit when they feel happy and content.
This is soothing to humans, similar to soft music or a spa treatment. This is actually something all cats, even Lions and other big wild cats have but they lose it after infancy. The sound and vibration like a motor inside is meant to soothe and assure the cat mother when giving milk to its' kittens and when grooming them.
Domestic cats can be said to never fully grow up, nevery fully leaving the kitten stage of their life behind since we're there to take care of them and pet them (human hands feel like their mothers' tongue grooming them). You can also see this in their behavour around people. Even old cats play at being kittens again sometimes and want to be carried, played with and even play pranks on you.

Some people don't like cats or even outright hate them.
Usually they've suppressed the real cause for the hatred as it's happened to them as little kids. They may have been bitten or scratched as kids after pulling a cats' tail or not giving them space when they needed it and showing what an adult person would find obvious signs to stay away from them, like hizzing and raising the hairs on their backs.
But they're right that cats, even small ones can be dangerous. They have very sharp claws and teeth and and are strong and fast, overpowered for their small frames if you will. But if you treat them right only the very few mentally ill cats would ever intentionally harm a person.
Some don't understand them very well or think they're uppity or cruel how they play with wounded prey or how they make it obvious who they like the most in a family (which may not be the one who loves or pets them the most). And yes they are all of that. But they're cats and if you're a cat person like me you still love them even when they do bad things.
Perhaps we love them more for them even because it's part of ther individuality.
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BTW, if I could I'd have a Serval.
These are like the hunting cats of old Egypt. This is probably what the very first cats who became domestic in the early days of mankind were like.
They're really large, more like a cheetah than the modern house cat and have a similar spreckled fur.

No sane dog would ever try to chase a cat like this up a tree.
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I LOVE cats. I only have one, but she's all I need!

I got so lucky with her. We adopted her from a shelter when she was a kitten. I don't understand how someone could abandon such adorable little kittens like that . . .

Anyway, she's just the cutest thing. She's really affectionate and always loves to brush up against me and have me pet her. She also shows her affection by licking me and trying to groom me which is just unbearably adorable! Particularly my hair. She loves licking my hair lol. She also brushes her paws through my grandmother's hair like she's combing it.

I'm sorry to hear that your parents won't allow you to get a cat, but just keep trying. Its definitely worth it! If you ever do get a cat, I recommend getting one from a shelter. They're just as special and adorable as regular pet store cats, but just don't have owners.
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I want a kitty I would name it tigger
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26 / M / Ontario, Canada
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I don't really mind them.
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Enjoy observing them, funny creatures. Do not understand this most recent obsession on them unless it is Schrodinger related, then can laugh for hours...evidently no one received the memo on superpositioning.
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My parents got a cat from a friend, who in turn got him from a co-worker that was always away on business trips and couldn't care from him. My friend, she already had an older cat at the time and that cat wouldn't let the junior one use the box. You can imagine this was an unbearable situation. So my parents took the junior cat and they never looked back. That was some 12 years ago now.

Now the thing is, that co-worker got the cat from a litter in a basket left outside the building with a note "Please take care of us". We don't know when he was born or who the parents or owners were. But that cat went from being shy and reclusive to the most loving cat I ever knew. You give him food, he purrs. You open the door so he can go out, he purrs.

Too bad he picks fights with the other cats, for the better part of a decade he had the entire neighborhood under his thumb, or paw I suppose.
No other cat went anywhere unless he willed it, he even sneaked into other cat owners homes, made the cats there back off and took the food. Mom used to call him "little Napoleon" for it.
All mom and dad could do was ask the neighbors to splash him with water or something if he came in on their property. One guy chased him off with a broom at one time. Though I think not all the bad things our cat was accused of was him, there were two other big male cats that looked the same black with white belly in the same area. But as the first black and white cat in the area he got blamed whenever a black cat did anything.
Mom and Dads cat is a scrapper for sure though. He and the other black tomcats had at each other regularly, with scars to match.
He's very old for a cat and slower now though so the last big fight with the new up and coming ruler tomcat he was in hurt him pretty badly. He had stitches all along one of his back legs and had to stay indoors for a couple of months to heal. The other cat got hurt bad too, but being younger healed much faster and started nosing around their house looking for a rematch.
They moved recently to a new place so he's got a new territory and seems to be far less of a megalomaniac there, that works much better.
Cats don't usually like moving but he seems very happy there. He'd already lost the old super big territory anyway after all and seems fine with settling in for retirement.
Posted 6/6/13
no thats dogs.
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I am a tad obsessed with cats. I love mine so much and I treat her way better than my dog, I give her treats and let her sleep on my bed and play with her and by her cute collars and cute food dishes and she's so cute and I just want to hug her everyday all day. I have a bit of a problem though, she doesn't like other cats so unfortunately I can't get another one which is disappointing.
I'm a cat person and always will be.
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Ehh I am allergic to them.........and not as much as dogs, are not as personable in my opinion
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yourdesire wrote:

Yup , they bring good luck into your home : )


Plus a lot of fur.

I love my cat, she's mental.

I also love Simon's Cat:





http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=w0ffwDYo00Q&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dw0ffwDYo00Q
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Kitties are kawaii <3
Posted 6/6/13
Yes i absolutely loveeeee and adore cats! My parents both saved cats and kept them as their own, my mother finding hers in a car engine, and my dad finding his behind an old store. They won't let me have one for some reason. I really think the persain cat and the mixed calico cat are adorable! Although, they can be very nasty _-_ I know that all too well XD
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