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cats are great
who else loves cats?
Let's talk about cats, baby
Let's talk about you and me
Let's talk about all the good things
And the bad things that may be
Let's talk about cats
This is probably my favourite post on anything, ever. Well done, me.
Cats > Dogs.
but cats are just cooler aren't they?
it's like having your own miniature tiger
They don't like being petted. They only hang around for food not for companionship. They are scavengers, fucking hate cats.
i've had plenty of cats come up to me just for the physical attention, it's a complete myth that they can't be as loving as dogs
It is not affectionate at all. Sure they give you physical attention but they also give attention to the side of a couch. Cat's do not learn either, constantly take it from the table and it hops up straight away.
don't give up on cats, it's not hard to find yourself a really friendly, loving one.
he follows me around the house and he sleeps on my bed and he comes and sits on me when i'm watching tv and he comes to the front door when i get home and he miaows a lovely little hello at me and he sits at the table with us when we eat our dinner in one of the empty chairs and he sits nice and still and isn't bold when you have to brush his hair and woooooooooooooooo.
luv ma cat.
and yes they like rubbing their scent on things ...but my cat will touch noses with me as a greeting at other times, my cat also likes me to go out with her into the garden, she also wants me to go off further prowling with her, but obviously cant do that. also cats love being in your line of attention sometimes
I hope both sides lose, taking out also those on whose behalf the war is being waged.
the colosseum in rome is home to over 250 feral cats. volunteers help keep them healthy.
Pretty chilled. Don't give a fuck. Sometimes kill other animals as a show of potential. Perfect pets.
shes a little fucker. dont like cats or dogs or most animals for that matter
he's 12 weeks now and he's fucking amazing. I live with 4 other people and they all play with him when I'm working but as soon as I get in he runs up to me and starts purring when I pick him up.
He can also be a vicious bastard when he wants to be but that's cool with me, I want him to a badass when we start letting him outside.
i have a lovely calico kitten
she's lovely, really affectionate and cute. she has her own twitter page www.twitter.com/audreymew
but not me
it's a sophisticated looking cat, buy it a crown
i think the general consensus is that these people are not completely in their right mind and likely have no family or friends
but cats like being outside, and if it's a nice sunny day i don't think there should be anything wrong with taking your cat and a book to the local park
also my parents got a lead for their kitten for when he was first being allowed outside and he was pretty good at escaping from it.
that said, someone who used to live down the road from me used to walk her cat and the cat seemed OK with it. i thought it was just a weird-looking dog the first time i saw it.
perhaps you should shave your cat and make it walk on its hindlegs and pretend its a child if youre going to take it for walks
yes i have watched the whole thing. it really sends you quite mad about 17 minutes in.
when i went to visit home. i went to the garden, shouted HEY ANTER COME HERE and after about 30 seconds he came running from out the foxhole at the back of the garden, and i picked him up and gave him a big hug. it was lovely
with consistent training across 4 to 6 weeks, you can train your cat to use the human toilet!
if the latter, has he recently gone under any unusual stress? for example, being left alone for an unusual amount of time, or just about anything to disrupt his routine? if so, he might be peeing because he's stressed out, and you can try to destress him by making sure he has a nice warm, cosy place to sleep that smells of him and you. the fact that he's banned from the house probably isn't helping if he's stressed (does he meow at the door?) but i can understand why you have to do some damage control. catnip can work too, but it doesn't always work on all cats.
the other possibility is that he has a UTI or some other medical issue that's making him incontinent. i would totally recommend taking him to a vet, especially if he was once litter box trained but now isn't. it's likely there could be an easy solution for winston that doesn't involve satanic sacrifice.
which to be honest would be the best possible outcome
AROUND the litter tray, not in it, we've had her for 3-ish yrs and she's always done it. stupid cat bastard. suffice to say we've take to putting newspaper down.
And if you think they're unfriendly or opportunistic, then you just haven't met a good cat yet.
Dogs are slaves, and "dog people" are slave owners. At least with a cat you have a relationship of equals. The whole thing about dogs and their unconditional love & loyalty is just lame. Unconditional love is for evangelical Christians and very small children, who need to feel that someone will always be there for them, no matter what they do or how badly they behave. In the adult world, love exists between compatible partners who earn and maintain each other's respect and esteem. That's life with a cat, and it's wonderful.
Plus they're a fucking work of art.
Downside: male cats have a barbed penis. Creepy.
the dog is that horrible clingy boy/girlfriend that annoys you. the cat is that incredibly cool boy/girlfriend you go to clubs with, hardly speak all night but you know you're still going home together.
all your saying there is that you don't understand pack animals. quit being a dick.
but if you go into a pet store it's full of hilarious dog outfits, like slutty little dresses that say "daddys princess"
It freaks out everytime it sees itself in the mirror by our front door, which is pretty funny.
It's a decent cat, 7/10.
but then had cats forced upon me - I am nearly ready to admit they are better. Our young one can be wrestled with, carried around on her back like a baby, worn over my shoulders, and will chase a ball. I have even trained her to not go out, even when the windows are all open. She is literally the coolest animal I have encountered.
Which also means I have become an absolutely massive fucking loser. Which is annoying.
btw massive props for training her to not run away with the opportunity there, that's not an easy task
as much as my skills, but man that cat really respects me. I have compromised with her that she can come out into the garden if i am out there, and she sort of drops out the window, then slowly potters around, and if i as much as lift a finger she jumps back inside.
my friend has a cat like that, he just doesn't have any interest in being an "outdoors" cat, but they don't let him out because you never know if they're out and something spooks the cat, it might run and then you've got to find it.
but if your cat is microchipped it should be easy.
some sort of 'water cat' he has big pointy ears and loves to jump in bedays and drink water
he is always killing stuff and presenting it as a present
i once saw him jump over a metre high and swat a flying stag beetle out of the sky, it remains one of the greatest things i have ever seen
Especially the Scottish fold, they're awesome! http://simplycatbreeds.org/images/Scottish_Fold_Kitten.jpg
They like to lie on their backs, or sit up like meerkats, love having their tummies tickled and they have a huge range of vocal expressions, not just purrs. I want one <3.
it does though
as adults...hmm. i love all cats but the scottish fold as an adult isn't the prettiest cat imo, looks like a feline phil mitchell
Although she has a habit of finding massive moths in the garden and then bringing them into the bedroom at 4am so she can show us how badass she is at catching moths. She demonstrates this by letting it go for a second, then catching it again, then letting it go, then catching it again, then letting it go, then catching it again, etc until I get up and catch the moth myself and dispose of it.
I think this has now led to a negative cycle, so Sprout thinks I keep taking them from her because I REALLY like moths; so she brings me more as a little gift.
my cat likes to catch mice, let them go, catch them, let them go etc. she could just snap its neck in a second but it's more fun to torture it. for her, not for me, it's horrible.
That was a cool cat.
My cat is called Keith. I've had him for just under 2 months now. He's a Polish ginger cat who grey up in a barn so he can be mean when he wants to be, but he does all the things you want a kitten to do: batting the water coming out of the sink with his paw, falling in the sink, trying to jump impossible gaps between furniture, playing with his toy, Mr Mouse and looking at you while he does so. I've also started doing that thing when you start calling a cat by a ludicrous number of alternative pet names.
Keith Talent (His full name) becomes Keefy Talons
Tony Tony Tony
etc... good cat.
cats respond to names ending in 'ee' the most. i think there was a study where they concluded that if your cat is called, say, chelsea, you could call it hamlea and it wouldn't know the difference.
i suppose that's not that surprising
You need: Let's Talk About Tigers. (!)
My sisters cat came in with it's first feathered present (a tiny sparrow) the other day. It's only been allowed out for just over a year and a bit, just wondering if that's a good ratio?
He came in and hid under the table and wouldn't let anyone near him for ages. Once we separated them both we were amazed to see that the bird was alive with only a small scratch on his face. Took him outside and after a few awkward steps flew away.
so I can be one step closer to being a Haruki Murakami protagonist; which would put me one step closer to randomly meeting an intelligent, attractive woman at a record shop or something.
Admittedly, something horrible would happen and she'd disappear and I wouldn't have any idea where to look for the bastard sheep, but it'd be nice while it lasted.
so i'm going to waffle for a bit and restore some balance.
calling a dog owner a 'slave owner' is a bit daft. they're pack animals. because they're descended from wolves. wolves run in packs. ergo, dogs need to be part of a group. its an instinctive thing.
'the whole thing about dogs and their unconditional love & loyalty is just lame. Unconditional love is for evangelical Christians and very small children'
i would wager either:
a) you don't have anyone who loves you
b) you are emotionally retarded and incapable of appreciating what unconditional love actually is.
my alsation is loyal and loving. exceptionally brave, too. she's smart, funny, friendly and easy going. she isn't clingy, she isn't obsessive. she's just a very cool dog. on two separate occasions she's fought off muggers (frightening the would-be criminal in the second incident so badly he involuntarily voided his bowels as he dropped his knife and ran away). also, on separate occasions, she's stood tall against three large, vicious dogs (one rottie, one akita, and one pitbull) who all attempted to fuck with us when we've been out walking. she also stood off two rather nasty doberman pinschers just last week.
oh, and here's a fun story for you: she also tore the ear off a cat which came into my sister's garden and started clawing at my small niece's face when she tried to pet it.
so, she's potentially saved my life on several occasions, prevented a moggy from causing possibly permanent damage to my niece's eyesight, and all she asked for in return was a nice walk around a big park and a tasty can of pedigree chum when she got home. after the incident with my niece, she cuddled up to her and watched us /very/ carefully as we cleaned my niece's grazes. my dog even stood guard over her until it was time to go.
seems like a bargain, if truth be told.
i quite like cats, tbh. but there's something about them which conjures negative associations (cardigans, lentil tea, single thirty-somethings looking for 'the one' and writing shit poetry). if they do have owners under the age of thirty they almost exclusively seem to be very angry, very bitter, very lonely fops. they're convenient pets for the 'me' generation.
i wouldn't mind having a cat around the house but i am worried i would then become a cat owner in mentality. which, from the comments above, seems to suck balls.
i'll stick with my badass wolf, thanks. besides, all the best people are dog fans.
i've never known a dog to casually take a dump where it's standing unless it has some sort of health problem.
someone's walking it, it just stops, squats, and lets one go. horrible.
but not a dog
says it all really
i mean...eh? what animal doesn't do that?
do you mean you don't like dog shit on the pavement? because i would completely agree.
but isn't it fairly normal to let a cat take a dump in a little box indoors?
not little box ffs
and if it goes outside will at least have the decency(/shame) to bury it.
but dogs just go anywhere.
(and dog owners that don't clean up after their pets are the actual worst people)
but i've trained my dog to bury her shit in a specific patch of woodland nobody ever uses when we go for our park walks. so my conscience is clear.
there are literally thousands of stories about dogs helping humans, saving their lives, dying for the greater good (even fighting nazis and the japanese imperial army during ww2 ffs). not to mention guide dogs, bomb sniffing dogs, drug sniffing dogs (a function they perform which i realize is probably the biggest reason why the longhair sofa masturbators on here dislike them). i can think of maybe a handful of times cats have done something remotely useful. maybe.
is something you've completely invented and not a thing that exists in reality
and I really like dogs. I just prefer cats.
My post above was directed against "dog people" rather than dogs themselves. And your hilariously touchy, sentimental response illustrates everything I'm on about.
my alsatian would straight murder your cat and lick its blood like coconut milk in the process.
just saying. step off, son.
btw I like the sound of your dog, in spite of everything
Have become allergic to them over the past few years. Fucking tragedy.
so I was thinking about this last night, I really want a cat. but I think the only way I could do this is if I just happened to "find" one.
unless I lied to my flatmates.
Should I go and adopt a kitten and then concoct a really bad story about finding it crying on a quiet street?
I really do want a cat.
so idk, maybe I'll put it up for adoption.
That don't have the evil-eye thing. Are there any?
I knows me cats.
can be seen cuddling, in my profile.
Before they started sh*tting on my gravel drive and garden. Now the little f*ckers do it every day. It doesn't matter how much gorse or Catapult I put down, the little f*ckers still come onto my drive or garden and sh*t there. F*ckers.
If Homebase did a solar powered gun turret that targeted cats, said turret would be in my garden now, shooting f*cking cats before they had the chance to sh*t on my garden. I fantasize about hurting these f*cking cats.
Sorry. I've had a few beers. If you have a cat, it probably doesn't sh*t on my garden and is probably a nice cat. No offence to your cat.
Dog owners now seem to (by and large) pick up their dogs' sh*t and carry it around in a bag. You don't see cat owners doing this. Therefore I prefer a) dogs, to b) cats, and c) dog owners to d) cat owners.
No offence to all you cat owners out there. You're probably top, unless you think you're a cat.
I've had this problem and it was the only thing that did the trick
cats fucking hate citrus, and pet stores/home stores frequently sell specific cat repellent that's citrusy. guess if it's a garden though maybe you have to be careful not to spray anything that'll harm your plants
people know what you mean, they don't differ too much from the template. Its not a leap of imagination to see it working as a wild animal.
If you say 'I have a dog' it could be any twisted abomination the human mind can imagine, like something from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
I mean look at this FFS:
Anything smaller than say, a spaniel is a complete waste of time, may as well buy a fluffy toy.
Plus a cat likes you on its own terms, I respect that.
OH, and they don't eat their own shit - Checkmate.
I prefer the companionship of a dog to a cat. Better fun to play with outside swimming and running and walking and that.
As soon as the vocals kicked in his ears went back, he leapt off my lap, collided with the door in his haste to leave the room, and then spent half an hour sat at the top of the stairs, sulking.
and there's a track with a wolf howling at the beginning... my eldest cat attacked the younger one with the berzerker rage of a much younger animal and then ran away, it was one of the funniest things i ever saw.
has exhausted the enjoyment from batting birds and mice around the kitchen, he tends to slowly crunch down on their heads and bodies, without really breaking the skin, just grinding them up on the inside.
their coat seems to change color in different lights
seriously cat, what the hell.