May 2 2009 1:00 AM EDT
I have always been a dog person. I've had experience with cats but never as a pet. Lately we have been watching 2 cats for a friend and it has been a nice experience. Cats are pretty cool! They are very independent.. but when they want to snuggle it's quite the experience. Other than my Dad having a huge allergy with cats... I'm out of excuses not to get one :) Here kitty kitty kitty.....
Hehe. I love cats.
Just ask novice, meso, OB, Verifex, Gun and anyone else that plays CGen and has heard my kitties in the background... xD
May 2 2009 1:06 AM EDT
When deciding to get a cat, is it any better if deciding to get 1 or 2? And if 2, should they be littermates? They don't teach this kind of stuff in school.
Okay kevlar I love cats and dogs. There are a few problems with cats.
The can scratch your furniture, Males spray(mark their territory) it smells bad!
If you let them outside they hunt the local Bird life.
Most but not all cats like to cuddle but some never do.
Some are picky eaters.
Their fur gets everywhere and if your job requires you to look professional be prepared to remove hair every morning.
Now all this being said I still suggest getting one.
May 2 2009 1:20 AM EDT
no matter how many times I see that video... at 1:16 makes me wanna pee myself laughing... that toaster had to HURT!
May 2 2009 1:26 AM EDT
Two male cats can vie for dominancy at times. A male and a female (fixed) is safe. Cats make for great pets, but know that when they're done snuggling (scent marking you), they're generally aloof. Not all male cats spray inside, but it's often an issue. If you have the ability to let the cat outside during the day, great, and if you can choose between short-hair and long-hair cats, go short. It won't show up on your clothes as much. :)
May 2 2009 1:32 AM EDT
all good stuff, thanx :) The two cats I am watching are both female and they get along like ying and yang. I have to ask if they are littermates...
May 2 2009 1:33 AM EDT
"Cats are pretty cool!"
Sadly, I'm the only straight male I know who loves cats.
Litter mates can be amazing, I had a pair that were the most amazing pair I ever saw. They would sit facing each other and lick the others paw, run up trees simultaneously in grand spirals spinning around each other... the only problem is that if you lose one 8@(... the remaining kitten will likely never be the same.
Male cats are often friendlier, and don't spray (at least in my experience) if you get them fixed early.
While kittens are cute, never underestimate the bonus of an already developed personality you want. Older kitties are often very very sweet.
I've got five cats in the house now, Mr Kitty, Butters, Rabbit, Opus, and Violet. One arrived as a very small kitten, one as a slightly larger kitten (they both came from a collection of wild cats who live across the tracks), one I saved from starving to death after been dropped off with Franciscan monks, and Opus came from RVT's work. He was wild born and it shows a bit.
May 2 2009 1:44 AM EDT
the only problem is that if you lose one 8@(... the remaining kitten will likely never be the same.
*goosebumbs* wow Nov, that is something to really take to heart/consider!
May 2 2009 3:25 AM EDT
Cats are fun, and I wish I could play with them, but I'm allergic. NOT TOO COOL!
May 2 2009 3:56 AM EDT
I've had many cats. Many, many cats.
There are currently 9 in the house. 1 older cat (guessing 4-6 years old now) who is the mother of two other female adult cats. The oldest (Weed) is the sweetest cat in the world. Bit scratchy though. But will sleep in my bed, jump in my lap (Sometimes she's dangerously affectionate. Trying to run under my feet and between my legs when I run up the stairs late for work makes me very unhappy and scares the crap out of me when she does it suddenly).
Her two daughter (Ashes and Bubbles) are pretty opposite. Bubbles is... Like... Her name. Cuddly, cute, never once tried to bite or scratch or do anything bad. Very affectionate. The other likes attention but only on her grounds (If you want to pet her, you have to go to her. And you can never pick her up).
The kittens all range in attitudes.
I don't know. There are some hassles that come with cats. And, honestly, the littermate thing never seemed to matter TOO much. They get along well, yeah, but no bette than two random cats we've had before. Maybe a -bit- better. (I would like to say this. Raising an animal from birth, if an option, is well worth it, imo)
May 2 2009 5:09 AM EDT
I love cats... but i don't know if i'll have another one after Rebel Lee
He was the coolest cat i had ever seen, and i don't even know the breed. I got him off the streets, well i saved him from my pitbull in the back yard, he was caught in a tree. Rebel Lee was talented enough to open doors using both paws, and was always there when i needed a snuggle..
warning to all letting their cats outside... cats are curious by nature and i guess on coming headlights are very enticing...
May 2 2009 8:26 AM EDT
LOL, So I have two kittens, brother and sister, born Feb 12th (my birthday strangely enough) and they are inseparable. I had to give one a bath, and the other was in the other room, just absolutely crying for his sister the entire time. When we let them into the rest of the house as opposed to just the bedroom, the male will "lose" sight of the female, and cry out for her, it's really really cute.
Be prepared for weird / funny things though. I've pretty much covered the topic via CM, but something to add for everyone is just something that cracks me up.
Perhaps my kittens were weened too early, they don't like nurse when you pet them, or nurse random objects, but about a week ago, the female started nursing... HERSELF! I was like... uhh really?? There's my kitty sitting there, sucking on her own nipple...
Then about 20 seconds later, the brother cat started trying to nurse her as well...
It's really strange to see, and it cracks me up every time they do it, there is lots of "sucking" noises that are very loud, and both cats are purring very loud and making cute cat sounds.
Random but funny I guess.
I prefer cats too. Dogs are more of a burden. They rely solely on the owner and can become like kids. So annoying. Always whining about something lol. They stink too.
littermate is not important. it is important however that if you want to get multiple cats, do so at one time. Otherwise you have a slew of dominance, abandonment, and ownership issues between the ranks of your newly-assembled feline army. ^_^
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