Your love for cats

Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, Nov 19, 2012.

?

Are you a cat lover or a cat hater?

  1. I love cats

    8 vote(s)
    34.8%
  2. I hate cats

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  3. I tolerate cats

    10 vote(s)
    43.5%
  4. Other

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2000
    Messages:
    17,933
    Likes Received:
    8
    Are you a cat lover, hater or somewhere in between?
     
  2. Baptist Believer

    Baptist Believer
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2002
    Messages:
    6,653
    Likes Received:
    188
    I am an animal lover, so I generally have a good attitude toward cats. However, there are quite a few cats that go out of their way to be aggressive toward people who are not their owners.

    I have some friends who have a cat that likes to bite people who are visiting the house. You don't even have to be anywhere near the cat or bothering it. It simply sneaks up on you and latches on. On more than one occasion, I've nearly punted that cat across the house.

    Most cats tend to be decent though. You don't pester them and they won't bother you unless they want attention. And even then, they aren't jerks about it.
     
  3. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    38,293
    Likes Received:
    783
    Cat are great for the barn. I do not want litter boxes in the house.
     
  4. rsr

    rsr
    Expand Collapse
    <b> 7,000 posts club</b>
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    10,073
    Likes Received:
    101
    I love cats ... with cream gravy.
     
  5. Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth Wind and Fire
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Messages:
    18,918
    Likes Received:
    95
    Funny you should mention this. I lost my barn cat "Lucky" a while ago and he was all black with green eyes. This morning when I was putting out ole Beau my blind bulldog a black cat with green eyes was sleeping on my porch. Hmmm!
     
  6. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    16,613
    Likes Received:
    157
    I really like the fierce independence cats demand.

    They are the Americans of the animal world.
     
  7. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,240
    Likes Received:
    2
    My cat is fiercely independant, until he's hungry.
     
  8. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    16,613
    Likes Received:
    157
    Yeah, that is the only time they love you .... and I think that is a pretend to get what they want.
     
  9. Tom Bryant

    Tom Bryant
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Messages:
    4,439
    Likes Received:
    0
    Never had cats until we got one 14 years ago. Named him "Sipowicz" after the cop on NYPD Blue. Discovered i love having a cat. He loves me when it's cold down here and then he cuddles with my wife or I.
     
  10. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2000
    Messages:
    17,933
    Likes Received:
    8
    I think I go through all the random feelings for cats of love and hate.
     
  11. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O.
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,833
    Likes Received:
    114
    Well, what I want to know is who are the two people who admitted that they hated cats in the poll!

    :BangHead:

    'Cause I'm telling you - I'll fight both of ya......at the same time! LOL!! :flower:

    I LOVE their fierce independence and their secret DEpendence on you. I love that they will unabashedly stare you down. I love their little tufty ears and their little whiskers and their little furry selves. I love how their little eyes open wide and dilate until their irises disappear right before they pounce on you. What's not to love?
     
  12. Melanie

    Melanie
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Messages:
    2,779
    Likes Received:
    5

    You Philistine!!!
     
  13. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    38,293
    Likes Received:
    783

    Me! In fact my favorite book is:

    [​IMG]


    :laugh:
     
  14. padredurand

    padredurand
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Messages:
    4,384
    Likes Received:
    20
    Bring it on!
     
  15. billwald

    billwald
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2000
    Messages:
    11,414
    Likes Received:
    0
    I quit hating anything. Hating is hard work and I am lazy.
     
  16. Debby in Philly

    Debby in Philly
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    2,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    See top left.
     
  17. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle
    Expand Collapse
    <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    22,028
    Likes Received:
    1
    Cats are smarter than some people I know, lol.

    I have found that if you treat a cat like one of your family, they lose some of their "independence" and follow you around like a puppy. Also, our calico cat is constantly wanting attention, to be petted, cuddled, sung to, etc., and even comes to tell me when she has used the litter box so I can straight away scoop!! Our Siamese cat (died from cancer) used to sit by his litter box and wail until it was scooped!! Siamese cats are fiercely protective of their family members (I have heard they originally were bred to guard royalty) - no need for a watch dog.

    Cats are the best!
     
  18. Melanie

    Melanie
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Messages:
    2,779
    Likes Received:
    5
    Madam is ecstatic that the day is sunny and warm.....she has dashed into the house from terrifying the unripe fruit on one of fruit trees, and has wriggled off her cushion and would like now to gnaw my hand. I have deflected this and she is breaking up some cardboard.

    I must love cats......she has given me another magnificent whisker for my collection!!!:laugh:
     
  19. ktn4eg

    ktn4eg
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Messages:
    3,517
    Likes Received:
    1
    That about sums up my opinion of the value of cats too:

    1) Unfortunately, I don't live on a farm; thus, no barn!

    2) The HOA fees would increase were I to own a cat!

    3) The "Neighborhood Watch" Committee [consisting of 4 neighboring high-strung canines] ALREADY HAS ENOUGH to bark about without adding a furry feline into the mix. (OTOH, maybe it'd save me $$$ in the long view---no need to have to pay for WWE "SmackDown" any more [right there, Scarlett??!!? :smilewinkgrin: :laugh: :tongue3:])
     
  20. Arbo

    Arbo
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3,942
    Likes Received:
    1
    “I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” - Winston Churchill
     

Share This Page

Loading...