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   Posted 6/15/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I have always disliked cats.  Ok I'm being nice when I say dislike.  Nothing personal and I hope no one puts a hit out on me for saying this. I've always been a dog lover.
My husband and kids love cats.  We have only had one over the 18 years.  Not my choice it was a stray that adopted us.  Not a problem we both just learned to live with each other. 
I couldn't stand how they went in and out of your legs, they stare you down like they are going to eat you when you go to sleep and people say there are dependent BS they suck up all the attention they can get good or
My doctor had brought up about getting a lap dog.  Yes I have Elmer but hes to big, we have lady but shes annoying (boston terrier) she only wants her butt scratched all the time.  That makes for a bad lap
6 weeks ago at WalMart they were giving away kittens.  My 16 yr old was driving me.  She stopped.  Sat there in the explorer and wouldn't budge, begging for me to at least look at them.  Everyone on here knows by now my family is my world.  I can't seem to let them be unhappy or upset.  She said things like Please Mom, Comeon we have never really had a cat, I'll keep it in my room, I take care of it.  Just wouldn't give it
I said yes!!!!!!  Brought the cat home, you would of thought we were bringing home a new baby sister or something.  Everyone was SOOOOOO HAPPPYYYYY mom agreed on getting them a Cat.  My kids are almost adults and they were acting like 2 year olds.
Heres the catch.  The CAT is now MINE.  She kisses me all day long.  She sleeps across my pillow.  Shes always sleeping my my lap, across my arms or on the laptop while I type.  She boxes me all day long without claws extended.  So I have to say I love my kitten......
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all

Tony McGuire
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   Posted 6/15/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   

What is your address, and we'll send someone over immediately who can help you past your temporary, uh, condition.

Honestly, congratulations.

I always make a big deal of teasing cat people, cause they get so sickly sweat over their prides and joys. Truth be, I look at different animals as different peoples.

You might have a black lab who is a kid with a blonde mohawk; luvable with a bit of an attitude.

So, I am as individual with each animal as I am individual with people. I pick on every type of animal (verbally pick on) as I pick on every type of people (also verbally pick on).

My wife had 2 cats she bought while in Russia. One died of cancer just before she and I met, the other is still with us. My wife talks daily of killing the cat (the cat is somewhere around 14-16) but truth be known the cat is treated better than I am.

Anyway, congratulations. I hope the two of you don't drive each other insane, but rather enjoy each other.

And send that address right away.
Wife: Liz, the choice of a lifetime
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   Posted 6/15/2009 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL You are so right about the mohawk comment. There are some dogs that you would have to pay me a million dollars to deal with........
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all

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   Posted 6/15/2009 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome!!  I love this thread. 
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   Posted 6/15/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
<--Strictly cat person. But I think that's due to all the horrible nightmare things that I endured as I was young and a dog bather training to be a groomer.

Cats may bite you but they don't generally poop on your table.

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   Posted 6/15/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I just found out recently that I'm a guinea pig person, but I love all animals. We (my kids) recently adopted 2 guinea pigs, and I never thought they where very cute or interesting, but now that we have them, I cant stop loving them. One is a big white furball, I can never tell her face from her butt cause her eyes are hidden under her long fur lol, and she literally looks like she has a mohawk cause of the way her fur is. I wish I could get a small lap dog but my apartments (hud apts) dont allow them unless a doctor writes a prescription saying you need one for a disability, but I dont think I would qualify cause I think doctors ok dogs for more single people, and I have 2 kids, so it's not like I'm lonely or anything. Last summer my son saved a little black kitten in a creek by our apartments that was lost and dirty, and he brought it home and my neighbor adopted the kitten, he got a doctor's ok so he is allowed to keep the cat, but we get to visit and play with the kitty.


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   Posted 6/15/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
All I can do is chuckle! tongue That's what cats do - the right one that makes a connection with you, anyway.

I was always a dog person growing up because my mother was allergic to cats. Even throughout most of my adult life I only had dogs, and I had a dog when my cat came into my life. My neighbor had the litter and through a series of events I ended up with one. And he ended up being the animal I have had the closest relationship in my entire life. Of course, I had him for 20 years. But I had my last dog for 15 years.

Someting about the spirit of certain cats get get inside you.

The fun is in seeing felines and canines exist together. It doesn't take long to figure out which has the more advanced brain! smilewinkgrin


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   Posted 6/15/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive always been a cat person- my family has had them since i was born, so i grew up around them! i lik dogs too just never had one, but i think it is amazing that u now have a cat! my cat is always there for me, she sleeps on my head, and when i cant sleep she doesnt either shes always rite there next to me whenever i hav pain, and one thing about that kind of connection is that its always there, and they dont ever question u! u dont even hav to tell them, they just know how u feel and what u need!

Im so glad u and she hav really bonded and im sure she will always be there for u!
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   Posted 6/16/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Animals just have a way of getting into our hearts and loving us unconditionally!  I have 2 dogs, they are always there for me, gently, sweetly cheering me on some of my most challenging days.  My kids both have cats and my oldest has a dog and a cat. 

I've never met a person who hates animals that I like shocked !

Who can resist loving an animal?


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   Posted 6/16/2009 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
PAlady, you have said it!!  Cats ARE smarter!  Maybe that is why I prefer dogs!  I love cats too but if I can only have one pet, it would be a dog.  I suppose I don't want to be constantly outsmarted!!!  I had never thought of this!  Wow, the things you learn here.
PS - Guinea pigs are so cute!  I love the little sweet noises they make! (weee weeee weeee)
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   Posted 6/16/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Cats pick their person, you don't pick them lol. They are wonderful pets and can be very conforting and you are hearing this from someone who has 3 dogs and usually has a cat. My last one died last fall and I do not plan to get another because of my two younger dogs. I really miss my old girl too. Susie
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   Posted 6/16/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Laurie,

Congratulations on your new baby! I'm more of a dog person (3 dogs) & a horse person, but I love my kitties too. I really loved cats when I was little, but I didn't get my first one, "Chloe," until I was 10 (it took years of talking me parents into it). So of course I smothered her with love, and she hated every minute of it. Or I should say "hated" because she secretly loves it. I'm the only one who gives her attention, as everyone else is afraid of her - all the people in the house as well as the 3 golden retrievers and one other cat. Our other cat, "Sammy," is a rescue, although we got him as a kitten. He is the exact opposite -- the sweetest thing, although a bit uncoordinated. He is supposedly my sister's cat, but he is really mine, too. He sleeps on my bed when I'm home & just wants to be petted all night. Chloe is secretly jealous! She tries not to show that she missed me when I get home from a week at school, but I can see right through her! She loves me & my attention even though she pretends otherwise.

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