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dark_paradox_21 wrote:

Cats are not loving. They are terrible creatures. If you have a farm or something, they are good for killing rats, and that is all they are good for. They are terrible creatures to have as house pets. When they rub up against you, it isn't to love you, it is to mark you with their scent as property. They don't care when you get home from work. They look at humans as tools and nothing more. There are famous stories of dogs waiting for their owner's return long after the owner had died. Cats don't do that. Cats might make noise to wake people in a fire or when there is an intruder, but it is never to save the people, only themselves.

Lets not forget that they are disease-ridden bags of evil. They defecate in a sandbox, bury it, wade through it, then jump on your furniture, counters, and you with fecal matter in between their toes, then lick it "clean" along with the rest of their bodies, functionally covering themselves in their own waste. And don't forget the pissing everywhere, making the house reek. Plus they tend to like sleeping near people's faces and have actually killed some of their very young and very old owners by asphyxiating them. If they don't kill you by suffocation, they can give you parasites by sleeping with their assholes to your face.

Dogs can do some nasty things too, but they are loving, they can be bathed, and they can be trained to stay off of the counters and food prep surfaces.

http://www.cracked.com/article/226_6-adorable-cat-behaviors-with-shockingly-evil-explanations/

In short, I HATE cats.




Yeah, dogs save people from dangerous situations every now and then. In the meantime, every day you got neighbors dogs barking and yapping in the distance, or some dog poops in your lawn, or they chase your pet cat. I know there have been stupid dogs which have chased my beloved pet cats. When I had a dog, the dog gave up being good. It would be more disciplined, but it stopped giving a fuck. It would eat the cat food when the cats were eating if you walked away from the kitchen for a minute. It decided it didn't like getting our attention for walks anymore so it got into the habit of sneaking into the basement to piss or shit on the basement floor. It decided it didn't like to go pee and poop near the edge of the woods anymore. It thought peeing and pooping in the grass near the edge of the driveway was just fine. Sometimes it would just piss or shit on the driveway itself. So we would have to walk fast to get the dog to a more appropriate place to do its numbers, but sometimes it'd start going as we're rushing to get it to a designated spot.

I've got more bad experiences about dogs I could share. Trust me, dogs can be lousy creatures, too. But I know some dogs are pretty cool and I know some people (somehow) personally love dogs, and I'm fine with that.

Cats, on the other hand, really can be wonderful creatures. I've had a lot of good experiences with some cats I've owned/own currently. One was an outdoor cat and I'd call him at the front door and if he was near by, he'd coming running out of the bushes or tall grass, going to the house because I called him to come into the house. That cat and I had a real close bond. He'd come up to me while in the house. Every night he'd come to my room to be with his favorite human, and I'd pet him and he'd be affectionate and he'd sleep somewhere on my bed. I currently have two cats that are brother and sister. The female is the sweetest cat (and the sweetest house pet) I've ever known. She is chill and mellow, and adorable, and loves the company of people. The male cat is also lovable and he developed a close bond with me. He likes to come into my room in the evening to see me and be by my side. I'll pet him and he'll purr away and he'll sleep on my bed. Some days he'll be lying down in another room in a spot he likes to be, and if I go to my room, he'll come running to my room to come see me. Sometimes I'll enter my room and he'll have been under my bed waiting for me, so I'll enter the room and he'll climb out from under the bed to see me.

Don't say cats aren't loving. They absolutely can be.
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I love cats, but unfortunately the apartment that I am renting, they do not allow cats for some reason. But I do have two dogs instead. Once I leave this complex I will get me some cats
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I have my three babies and I love them with all my heart. They are all getting older now, so I worry how much time I have left with them.
I have had both dogs and cats, but by far cats are definitely more my style. They don't demand love from you, but mine all put up with me when I pick them up to love on them. They subtly show how much they care about you when they climb up in bed to sleep with you (eventhough they are nocturnal), they come and get under your feet when you are on the computer, they play with random things you leave around and are extremely cute doing so (but they don't eat or chew up stuff).
You can leave your cat with food, water, and clean litter boxes and usually not come home to a mess when you come home from vacation. And I don't know about other people's cats, but mine do meet me at the door and seem extremely happy when I am home. Also, one of my cats will growl at the door if he hears someone outside or someone knocks or rings the doorbell. He is our guard kitty, but he goes under the couch like a big scaredy cat when it thunders.
They all have such different personalities.
I appreciate the fact that cats don't bark or create a ton of noise to wake up neighbors, they don't have to go out to the bathroom in the middle of the night or a rainstorm, they don't demand attention and don't eat my dinner if I happen to leave it alone for two seconds.

Anyways, I think I made my point (haha) - I'm an old cat lady.
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I love cats. I had 8 cats. We randomly found 1 cat in 1999 and kept him then found another and kept her which was in 2001. We obviously tried to look for the owners but no one claimed them so we kept both of them. The girl cat had 6 kittens which we gave 5 away. Currently the 2 cats we found died(Old age) and the kitten we kept died somehow. We found her dead behind a bush I was so pissed because I didn't know what happened. It was awful. Anyways I currently have no cats but I love them. I do see like 2-3 different cats come around our yard though. I pet them sometimes lol.
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Asking me if I like cats is like asking if bacon delicious.
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No! They are evil! They don't love you, they just use you for a source of food

It's okay. I intend to eat my cat when the zombies come. Cats are the other white meat, after all. Meat on the paw and all that.

Okay, since the zombies probably won't come any time soon, my apartment-sized livestock operation is mostly meaningless. But it's a good excuse for why I let him get so fat.
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ive only had one good cat
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MAYBE I DO
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Tarya wrote:

Tori


I can't help but be disturbed at the combination of hellfire-red eyes and hungrily-licking tongue on this cat.
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Yes I like cats, they're cute and feel soft ^^ though, the downside is I'm allergic to cats XD
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OccultLimetree wrote:
No! They are evil! They don't love you, they just use you for a source of food

It's okay. I intend to eat my cat when the zombies come. Cats are the other white meat, after all. Meat on the paw and all that.

Okay, since the zombies probably won't come any time soon, my apartment-sized livestock operation is mostly meaningless. But it's a good excuse for why I let him get so fat.


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Neko ga daisuki nanda~
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dark_paradox_21 wrote:
I have never met a loving cat. They love your food. They love your bodyheat. They don't love you. If you think they love you, you are a freaking moron. Cats do not work that way. They are biologically predatory loners. They can be conditioned, they can be cute, but they will never, ever love you. They don't have the capacity to love. They are NOT social creatures. They purr when content, but they'll purr for anyone who does their bidding. They can be conditioned to obey (to a point) but never out of love or loyalty, only out of gain or pain aversion.

Like cats if you want to. A lot of people do. But don't be so stupid as to assume that your cat is different and loving when it is simply not in their nature. They are born and bred solitary predators. Just as the scorpion stung the frog, cats cannot love a human.

This is mostly true, and it applies to dogs, rats, penguins, and any other kind of animal that one might want to keep as a pet. Just because you love something doesn't mean it feels the same way about you. Plus, most animals are waaaaaaay stupid. I mean, dolphins are pretty smart, but they're assholes so who cares?

However, domesticated cats are social animals, just like lions are. Left to their own devices, they form "prides" consisting of related females, their babies/juveniles, and whatever Tom is dominant in the neighborhood at the time.

Obviously, this doesn't matter at all to cat owners, though. What matters is that cats are about the same size and weight as human babies, and have other features that we are biologically programmed to respond to as "cute" - large eyes and little noses and mouths (anime is another good example of this). Their vocalizations are also in the same range as human babies, which just happens to be the range that we detect more easily at lower decibels. Humans like cats because our biologically programmed need to care for babies is so fundamental to our survival as a species that we have a hard time differentiating between human babies and smelly little felines. In the same way that geese will sit on a large white rock if you put it in their nests, humans will love and adore cute, furry animals like cats.

That said, I have a cat. I like my cat. If I were near death and unable to fill my cat's food bowl, he would certainly try to eat me. This is okay with me, because if things go south and I can't swing over to the grocery store for a roast chicken, I will enjoy roast cat.
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dark_paradox_21 wrote:
I have never met a loving cat. They love your food. They love your bodyheat. They don't love you. If you think they love you, you are a freaking moron. Cats do not work that way. They are biologically predatory loners. They can be conditioned, they can be cute, but they will never, ever love you. They don't have the capacity to love. They are NOT social creatures. They purr when content, but they'll purr for anyone who does their bidding. They can be conditioned to obey (to a point) but never out of love or loyalty, only out of gain or pain aversion.

Like cats if you want to. A lot of people do. But don't be so stupid as to assume that your cat is different and loving when it is simply not in their nature. They are born and bred solitary predators. Just as the scorpion stung the frog, cats cannot love a human.

This is mostly true, and it applies to dogs, rats, penguins, and any other kind of animal that one might want to keep as a pet. Just because you love something doesn't mean it feels the same way about you. Plus, most animals are waaaaaaay stupid. I mean, dolphins are pretty smart, but they're assholes so who cares?

However, domesticated cats are social animals, just like lions are. Left to their own devices, they form "prides" consisting of related females, their babies/juveniles, and whatever Tom is dominant in the neighborhood at the time.

Obviously, this doesn't matter at all to cat owners, though. What matters is that cats are about the same size and weight as human babies, and have other features that we are biologically programmed to respond to as "cute" - large eyes and little noses and mouths (anime is another good example of this). Their vocalizations are also in the same range as human babies, which just happens to be the range that we detect more easily at lower decibels. Humans like cats because our biologically programmed need to care for babies is so fundamental to our survival as a species that we have a hard time differentiating between human babies and smelly little felines. In the same way that geese will sit on a large white rock if you put it in their nests, humans will love and adore cute, furry animals like cats.

That said, I have a cat. I like my cat. If I were near death and unable to fill my cat's food bowl, he would certainly try to eat me. This is okay with me, because if things go south and I can't swing over to the grocery store for a roast chicken, I will enjoy roast cat.


Haha so much awesomeness in this post and also somewhat informative.

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