Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:08 am Post
Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:17 am Post
druid wrote:Swift answer: dog = extrovert; cat = introvert
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:26 am Post
AmberV wrote:Just because I have fifty-thousand posts doesn't mean anything except that I have no "life" as the extraverts tend to refer to it, and rather enjoy the sublime and utter abstraction that textual communication affords!
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:25 am Post
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:27 am Post
brett wrote:I can attest from f2f experience that Alexandria is certainly not antisocial, and I wouldn't have known she was an introvert if she hadn't confessed it here. She's friendly, thoughtful, chatty -- to all appearances perfectly social, in spite of her extended experience in academentia.
brett wrote:I'm not surprised to hear about cats liking her. Not just because of her winning personality, but also because the species, being inherently contrary, seems drawn to those who dislike them or are allergic. I've seen it happen often.
There I go generalizing again... Amber's right, cats are too idiosyncratic to stereotype.
AmberV wrote:But I don't hate extraverts. Well, as long as they stay over on the other side of the room---and they aren't talking as if they are in a night-club when it is dead silent and two feet away from each other.
Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:31 am Post
Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:12 am Post
Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:23 am Post
werebear wrote: Dogs are happiest doing something.
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:48 pm Post
werebear wrote:The way we always bring to dog to their feet when we get up reflects that. Dogs are happiest doing something....Cats, by contrast, are actually thinkers. Their energy cycles are some-up, then a lot-down. When I'm driving for the hoop in a late night session, the cats might ask for attention, but it's the kind (sitting on lap, occasional petting) that fits into my needs of the moment.
That, to me, is the great thing about cats. When we are homebodies, a cat, also a homebody, is a great companion.
Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:00 pm Post
Hugh wrote:Dog man.
Not only dog man, but golden retriever man. The last of the line died two years ago. Broke whatever heart I have. She was a loyal and unwavering friend and my constant writing companion (though she left something to be desired as a lapdog, especially when I was trying to use the computer... ).
Now I'm racing to complete the current book, so that I can take on and train up her successor(s).
Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:29 pm Post
Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:54 pm Post
Khadrelt wrote:I like tarantulas. They're especially fun when you can get your kids to like them, so you can send the grandparents Halloween cards of the grandkids with giant spiders crawling up their smiling little faces.
Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:14 pm Post
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