vic-k wrote:Of course you all know what they say about cats, don`t you?
Dogs treat you like one of the family, whereas cats treat you like one of the staff!
so, I take it you're a dog person then, vic?
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kewms wrote:The difference between cats and dogs, IMO, is that cats are inherently independent hunters, not part of a pack. They appreciate and reciprocate affection, but it has to be on their own terms.
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:34 pm Post
janra wrote:so, I take it you're a dog person then, vic?"
Yep!! y`got me on that one, janra In fact, I think I`m even developing a bit of a soft spot for the `mangy curs` that make up the crew of the `Good Ship Scrivener`. Mind you! having said that, there`re one or two of them I wouldn`t want curled up in my lap! No way! But .... on the other hand.....???
Back on thread, Actually janra I`m a sucker for any species of animal, wild or domesticated. If I had my way, this house would be like the biblical arc. Doesn`t bear thinking about, does it! Jeeeez!
Amber and I have enough problems with our cats trying their hand (or paws), at typing. Just imagine if it was a bird-eating spider, walking across the keyboard.
Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:33 pm Post
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druid wrote:IMHO, the best writer in the world on the subject of pets is Elizabeth Marshall Thomas. Her books, The Hidden Life of Dogs and The Tribe of Tiger, offer an anthropologist's view of why the two species are so different and why different people prefer one over the other.
Swift answer: dog = extrovert; cat = introvert
If you like animal lore, her books are a fascinating read. Why do cats rub against our legs? It's not affection, they are marking us with their scent.
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:13 pm Post
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druid wrote:Hmmm. This is yer pup reporting. 711 posts, AND invitations to coffee or tea in Portland, do NOT an introvert make. Better take the tests again.
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:44 pm Post
vic-k wrote:Alex, ma belle petite fleur.
My friend, the kinky electoconvulsive therapist, is just like you. She too is an introvert and she likes cats also. She has a cat called Satan, `tis a black panther! Mon dieu..Mon Dieu!
Druid mon ami, buy yourself a pair of slippers!! What are you, a hippy?!!!
Bonne nuit mes ami
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