Writers and Cats... is it true?

Are you a writer with cats?

Yes, many!
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29%
Only one, but I'd like more.
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22%
Only one, and that's someone else's.
2
5%
Don't care for cats.
18
44%
 
Total votes: 41
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Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:35 pm Post

antony wrote:Now that's a lot of dog. And probably makes for a very handsome mix, too :)


She was absolutely gorgeous. The whole litter was made up of stunning looking dogs. She had the extremely loving nature and desire to be close characteristic of Malamutes, who are bred to be very connected to their human families, and that sharp, Shepherd intelligence. She was pretty special.

Yeah, Vic, when she stood on her hind legs, she was just about as big as me (at 5'5" and 112 lbs!). A little different from the 9 lb. little girl I have now, who fits much more nicely in my lap when I'm writing!

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Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:24 pm Post

Like Matt I have a Bengal.
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Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:05 pm Post

Oh, dear, are we posting pix? hold me back!
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Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:42 pm Post

Does anyone have a pet shark? So we can jump it? ;)
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Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:38 am Post

I have two. One's a big fat lazy thing, and if he decides he wants to sit with me, I can't write at all. The second is smaller and usually curls around my feet...though sometimes he will perch his bottom right on my Macbook. I think he likes the heat.

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Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:37 pm Post

I love cats. Dogs, too. But I'll never have another. They don't live long enough and it's too hard to say goodbye.

Kind regards.
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Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:28 pm Post

Is there no limit to their librerty taking. Jeeezz!!!!

I`ve just got up to put the kettle on, and.......
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Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:22 am Post

Meet the New Guy:

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Rescue, held as police evidence until I got him sprung, so his first nickname was... The Fugitive!
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A work in progress...

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Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:57 pm Post

I'm afraid I'm gonna have to put the cat among the pigeons here. No pun intended... Okay okay, you got me. Of course it was.

I dispise cats, for the simple reason they are sadistic predators that kill an estimated, and massive, 250 million creatures a year, just in the UK. The huge downside to this, other than the bleedin' obvious, is that very few of the creatures killed, are those 'one' may wish to be the cats victim. I love wildlife

I do, however, have a Leopard Gekko. Maybe I should call him OS X! :shock:
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:50 pm Post

Well, I don't blame the cats as much as the cat owners. We have many free, wandering cats in our neighborhood, and some of them go after the birds I attract with my bird feeders and crap in my garden and the like. I think it pretty reprehensible that people let their cats out to make other people's yards their litter boxes! But it's not the cats' fault--it's the disrespectful owners who think it's okay to let their cats wander anywhere they like. I mean the animals don't know that my yard is off limits to cats! That I'm allergic to them, they can even be deadly if I don't have an inhaler handy, and that I might object to having cat shit on my property.

But the cats are just being cats! I'm not crazy about them as pets, even without the allergies, but I hold nothing against them for being what they are! I guess the people are being what they are too--inconsiderate!
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:03 pm Post

alexwein wrote:Well, I don't blame the cats as much as the cat owners. We have many free, wandering cats in our neighborhood, and some of them go after the birds I attract with my bird feeders and crap in my garden and the like.


I do agree the owners hold a lot of the blame. How easy is it to put a bell around the cats neck to warn birds, and the like, cats are near? As for the pooping, I guess a well placed cork might do the trick.
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:36 pm Post

Unfortunately, bells just make life more dangerous for the cat itself. It took all of a week for my hounds to realise the bell meant there was a juicy cat hiding nearby...
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:12 pm Post

Bells wouldn't help much with my cats. They can pop breakaway collars off in about ten minutes flat.

Doesn't matter, though, as mine live indoors. The neighborhood birds are safe, but provide much entertainment. It keeps the cats safe, too: the lifespan of an outdoor cat is something like a third of an indoor cat's. Even less than that around here, as coyotes wander through every so often.

I too blame irresponsible humans for problem cats. What's the point of inviting another animal into your life if you're going to ignore it?

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Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:38 pm Post

kewms wrote:I too blame irresponsible humans for problem cats. What's the point of inviting another animal into your life if you're going to ignore it?

Katherine


Yeah, it's the equivalent of getting a dog then leaving it outside on a chain or in the yard all the time. Why bother??? And they usually end up barking constantly and bothering the neighbors (who can blame them?). So it's not just irresponsible cat owners.

Just wanted to spread the blame around equally. :)
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