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Why I like cats

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posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 09:07 AM
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They're self-sufficient and low maintenance. You can leave them be when you go for a holiday, without worrying too much about them. Despite the fact that they are domesticated, they are still good hunters, just like their wild cousins. And such efficient hunters they are. A cat can take out prey larger than themselves single-handedly. Respect. Dogs have to work in packs to achieve the same level of skill. The ninja cat doesn't. Arguably you could say lions work in packs. But I've never really been a fan of lions. They're overrated. All hail the leopard.

Cats are low profile (unless they want your attention, in which case they'll have it, and damn that book you are reading, pay attention to me! says the Siamese). They can sit quietly in a corner, or disappear completely, like a ninja. And unlike dogs, they're not easy. I could get a dog to give me affection by simply bribing the fella with tasty bits. A cat will accept that tasty bit, but she won't become your bitch. Oh, no. It takes a lot more effort. However, once your cat loves and accepts you, ahh, the feeling. Such joy.

Don't get me wrong. I'm okay with dogs. But given a choice, I'll take a cat any day, for the reasons mentioned above.

So, why do you like cats?

PS - Ninjas are better than pirates




posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 09:15 AM
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What a brilliant thread.....

My cat rules the house... makes me open the door to let her out and open the door to let her in...

We do have a cat flap in the door... but she feels shes to important to use it....

Smart creatures cats.....got me trained anyway.

Regards,

JQ.



posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 09:33 AM
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Because moving targets are always more fun.

Because you can get more sandwiches out of a cat than a rat.

Because cat gut makes the best tennis strings.

MonKey




posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by ChiKeyMonKey
Because you can get more sandwiches out of a cat than a rat.


Did your wife put you up to that?



posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 12:01 PM
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My cats are well fed and are chubby if anything. They love to be outside most the time, and still manage to catch quite a few field mice! They keep those critters from getting indoors! They don't eat them, but leave them on the patio for me. Sadly though, they do catch the occasional mole, rabbits and birds
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Mine are low maintenance and very smart. When they are indoors they will let me know when they want to go outside, just like the dogs do, to go to the bathroom. I have never had a litter box in my house, and no kitty messes or odor.

We have lots of pets here, and they all get along. The other morning I went outside to feed them all, and found 3 cats curled up in a ball with the dog that stays outside. If a stray animal comes in the yard, they all go after it, dogs and cats. They all make a good team!

I don't really have a favorite pet because I love them all. Each has their own personality. We have 5 dogs, and 5 cats. 2 of the dogs showed up after hurricaine Katrina, and 3 of the cats. I feel very blessed they found me!



posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 12:44 PM
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Found this on the net and I think it's a good example of why I like cats:


Catalog
(Rosalie Moore)


Cats sleep fat and walk thin.
Cats, when they sleep, slump;
When they wake, pull in -
And where the plump's been
There's skin.
Cats walk thin.

Cats wait in a lump,
Jump in a streak.
Cats, when they jump, are sleek
As a grape slipping its skin -
They have technique.
Oh, cats don't creak.
They sneak.

Cats sleep fat.
They spread out comfort underneath them
Like a good mat,
As if they picked the place
And then sat.
You walk around one
As if he were the City Hall
After that.

If male,
A cat is apt to sing on a major scale;
This concert is for everybody, this
Is wholesale.
For a baton, he wields a tail.
(He is also found,
When happy, to resound
With an inclosed and private sound.)

A cat condenses.
He pulls in his tail to go under bridges,
And himself to go under fences.
Cats fit
In any size box or kit;
And if a large pumpkin grew under one,
He could arch over it.

When everyone else is just ready to go out,
The cat is just ready to come in.
He's not where he's been.
Cats sleep fat and walk thin.


www.dennydavis.net...



posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 01:42 PM
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I was thinking about putting up a thread of the opposite nature. Why I hate cats

Yes, their cute and cuddly, but they have all kinds of hang-ups that aren't so cute.



posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 03:54 PM
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reply to post by jensouth31
 


Elaborate, please.



posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 04:10 PM
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reply to post by Beachcoma
 


Great thread!

Here are reasons why I love cats (especially my own kitty)

1. 'Oliver' doesn't meow his head off when company calls.

2. He doesn't need me to put him on a leash to take him to strategic pooping/peeing spots outside the home.

3. He always greets me at the door when I finish the days work. (Poor kitty will sit there sometimes looking like he's 1/2 in the bag - just woke up from a nap...lololol)

4. When I'm laying on the couch watching a show, and just about to fall asleep, he'll come over and gimme a kiss. (licks my arm/hand) Probably telling me it's time for bed.

~Ducky~

5.



posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 05:12 PM
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Originally posted by Beachcoma

Originally posted by ChiKeyMonKey
Because you can get more sandwiches out of a cat than a rat.


Did your wife put you up to that?


ROFLMAO!!

I guess I've been out here so long now I just take that kind of information for granted. The wife would have said something about slippers!!

MonKey



posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by Beachcoma
You can leave them be when you go for a holiday, without worrying too much about them.


Ah, the low-maintenance pet, the cat. A sofa cushion that sheds, lol. Don't get me wrong, cats are okay. If you enjoy being ignored.

A dog doesn't need to hunt in a pack to take down a cat.


Just kidding. But I'll take a Siberian husky over any pet, cat or dog, any day.



posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 07:21 PM
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hey yeah gotta say i'm with Jen on this one. Cats may look sweet, but I love having birds and lizards in my play space.
Savage is the beast, that plays, and what they can do to defencless little duckys is just to sad (hi Duckster:how

Purrfect in many a way other wise. I'm just glad they dont tend to play with nuts, or do they.....
see ya nuts.



posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 01:11 AM
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Originally posted by kattraxx

Originally posted by Beachcoma
You can leave them be when you go for a holiday, without worrying too much about them.


Ah, the low-maintenance pet, the cat. A sofa cushion that sheds, lol. Don't get me wrong, cats are okay. If you enjoy being ignored.

A dog doesn't need to hunt in a pack to take down a cat.


Just kidding. But I'll take a Siberian husky over any pet, cat or dog, any day.


amazing avatar.

ne way about cats. they suck. plain and simple. sometimes i'll look@em and think.."why does a species like you have to exist"

to ALL cats:
:bash:



posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 02:57 AM
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Oh Lordy lordinfamous> Often, the same thought occures to me, the waste of human space thing!!! Some people do more damage than cats. Do yu get my drift!! Whatever nuts.



posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 09:56 AM
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I seriously believe that if humans died out cats would rule this planet



posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 10:20 AM
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I can eleborate:

1. They get hairballs and puke on my white carpet
2. They sleep on top of you at night so you can't hardly move
3. The litter box is a constant chore because they poop alot
4. They scratch on windows late at night wanting in, and wake you up.
5. They sharpen their claws on furniture
6. They eat too much, and don't earn their keep
7. They play with each other in the middle of the night and come racing across my bed.

That's enough for now



posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 09:45 PM
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i dont mind cats, but i prefer a dog or two myself


heres something that describes things so very truely.

a dog says

"he feeds me, plays with me, looks after me when im sick and cuddles me when im lonely.... HE must be god!"


a cat says

"he feeds me, plays with me, looks after me when im sick and cuddles me when im lonely.... I must be god!"

cats always think of themselves, dogs always think of the pack.
i'd like to see your cat keep strangers out your back yard or prevent you getting mugged in your own home


skitch em kitty, go get that home invader!!!

i did like cats but i reluctantly had to give up owning anymore of them. getting in fights and coming home with an absys, getting hit by cars or attacked by vicious untrained dogs.. pissing off at meal time coz they know they get locked in for the night, theyre heart breaking.

oh and you kitty lovers should get yourself a kitty kwitter.. your cat CAN pee / poop in the dunny like on meet the parents


[edit on 1/2/08 by Obliv_au]



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 01:15 AM
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I love cats!
They sit on your lap and purr.
They're soft, and you can talk to them when ever you need someone to listen, and not talk back.
I LOVE CATS!!!!



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 02:52 AM
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Except if it's a Siamese cat. They always wanna chat with you. And they must put in the last word.



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