posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 07:56 PM
Good thread, Smylee. Everybody who knows my husband and myself look at us as the "crazy cat people". We currently have 9 rescues, and every one
has a different and wonderful personality. Some were abused, some are sick, some were abandoned and nearly died as kittens. My oldest one is a huge
tabby Manx that I helped birth, so he views me as his mama. He will forgo food in order to have me pet him, and he sees my husband as competition.
We have an ideal environment for our rescues...half a mile from the nearest road, nearest neighbor is a mile away, and there are no other cats
invading their territory. They roam for acres in every direction, killing all the vermin and the larger insects and arachnids.
What people don't understand is, we're empty nesters now, and these cats, thrown away by society, make us happy. They have an ethereal vibe about
them, and the ones who died let me know they were going to pass a few months before it happens, by following me around, yowling, demanding attention,
and acting as if to say, "thank you for the home, the food, the care, and the love".
People who don't like cats are ones who tend to complain because the cats poop and pee in their yard, or because the cats aren't automatically
loving and obedient like a dog. If a cat loves you, it's because he wants to, and goes against his nature to do so.
Cat love is special, you have to earn it!!