I am definitely a cat person. We have a dog, and I like him, but our kitties are my babies. If dogs didn’t smell like dogs I might be closer to being 50/50, but that special doggie aroma makes me feel kind of ill.
I just brought home a new kitty today, (so now we have 4) her name is Mouse.
@MommyWoman haha I’d never actually noticed that. Badger (the puppy on the left) was much darker as a tiny puppy and will likely lighten even more once his adult coat comes in. When he was little, he actually looked a lot like Torben did as a puppy. Badger is only 19 weeks right now and still has A LOT of growing to do.
@Bandrik I have never had to throw out an expensive piece of furniture due to dog piss. I had a jealous male cat that marked everything ever touched by a male. The sofa. The dog beds. The mail. The fucking groceries. There is no getting that stink out. I had to throw so much stuff away. After him I resolved no more male cats. After sweet and perfect Jasmine passed I decided no more cats, at least for now. It’s nice not to have a stinky litterbox to clean. Using a long handled rake and dustpan to clean up after the dogs is much preferable to handling a litterbox to me.
@Bandrik@moondrake We had a male cat who couldn’t stop marking in the house too. We finally relented and let him move outside. Now we have a female inside the house and she’s quite content keeping her business in the designated box.
@moondrake@tnhillbillygal Yeahhhh I currently have two cats. One is a male that sprays/marks in the house. Couldn’t shake him of it, so now he wears special pants that we line with disposable maxi pads to absorb all the piss, but with a “butt slot” that still lets him poop just fine.
He’s totally cool with the pants, and even pauses when we let him in (he’s an indoor/outdoor cat) to put his pants on. Great cat overall, we just had to find a way to deal with his derp.
@hchavers my wondrous Calico, Schrödinger, greeters me enthusiastically when I come home! She’s not nearly as fond of my partner, though, and could give a crap if he’s around. Unless it’s dinner-time, then she’s thrilled to see him, but she comes to tell me first that it’s time to eat and would I please let Daddy know? This cat reads any clock around!
I’ve had cats all my life and I love them. I currently have a dachshund thanks to my boyfriend and I have to say, I’ve never laughed as much at an animal as I have since meeting her. Cats are fun and great, but dogs are ridiculous.
I’ve loved cats all of my life and they all oddly seem to enjoy me, too. A new BF and I were sitting in his car in the driveway of my residence, after work, chatting (he was also one of the managers where I worked). We had each partially opened the windows for fresh air when suddenly, a lovely Persian-type feline leapt into the window, sniffed the entire inside of the vehicle, curled up and made itself quite comfy on my lap. This repeated itself until I was covered with eight, different, wonderful kittehs that I’d never known were in the neighbourhood! The new BF was rather taken aback by the whole process and looked at me funny for quite some time after that, to the point of quite seriously asking if I was a practicing Bruja! He had to explain that word to me as I was a young white chick from New England, who’d recently relocated to SoCal and knew very little about Hispanic culture.
Anyway, I’m a devoted ailurophile and they are apparently Momma-philes!
while i don’t hate cats, and there are some cats i’m crazy about, and i do love my godcats, and i would and have cared for them in an emergency, i would never actually want to own one. just not my thing. i’m usually indifferent or i feel like peter griffin -