Cats Are the BEST!

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  1. Toto'sDad

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    I have a dog with cat tendencies if that counts. He can get on top of anything in the house. He eats sitting down, and straight up at that. He grooms himself by licking his paws and wiping his face. When it's time for his walk, he jumps up on the piano bench for me to put his harness and leash on. When we get back he jumps up there for me to take it off. The other day when I cleaned the carpet, he jumped on the piano when it was time to go walking because the bench had been moved. He's like a cat too in that, no matter what he jumps on, he doesn't leave a mark on it anywhere. I have never, ever seen a dog do these things. He also looks at you like a cat, none of that you are my master thing, more like don't mess with me, and I won't bite you. He's a really good dog, and I like him a lot.
     
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    Ode to Spot:

    Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
    An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;
    Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
    Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.

    I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
    A singular development of cat communications
    That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
    For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.

    A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
    You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
    And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
    It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

    O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
    Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
    And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
    I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

    - Lt. Data

     
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    eclecticsynergy Friend of Leo's

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    Mr Tuna, when younger would follow us around the neighborhood, but he sits, comes when called, raises it paw to say please, lies down and rolls over somewhat on command when he wants a treat. He also will sit on a chair at the table during meals and will talk with us; while waiting for a tidbit of turkey, chicken, shrimp, pate', fish, scrambled eggs, donuts, whip cream and left over milk from our cereal. He is well behaved and has never jumped up on the table or counter surfed. He also knows what time it is for me to go to work and return. He will help make the bed by crawling under the sheets. He has times that he loves to play KILL (I put on leather fireplace gloves) and will hand wrestle him. Loves to chase and batt marbles on the hardwood floors. And will sit on the back of the couch watching the front yard...if he sees something he doesn't like will growl and run out his cat door to chase things away. He does guard duties along with moussing, birding and keeping out other vermin of squirrels, possums, bats and other cats out of the yard. A great cat and family member. He's our daughter's cat but had to leave him with us because of her bf/son in law is allergic. She had a portrait done in a trade for ski gear.

     
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    Forgot to mention
    Shelby will sit, shake, high five and lay down. He’s totally a dog trapped in a cat
     
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    Cats are the second best pet to have IMHO.
    My pet rock is really the the best for me
    "Rocky" and I have been together for a long time and we are fast friends.

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    I don’t have a cat. My son had a stray show up at his house last week. Painfully thin and aloof, I’ve slowly gained her trust this week when taking care of her while he is on vacation. Meet Holly.
     

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    This is Blaze. Blaze says, "Katzenkonig my ass." (See yellow pedal, upper-right.)

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    Cute kitty. I have a long haired cat that could be his brother. Lol.
     
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    '...four legs good, two legs bad, three legs weird...' - George Orwell. Almost...

    Despite now being a tripod cat, she will still fight you for the spot in front of the fire.

    The times when she puts her head to one side and ferociously wiggles her stump while obviously puzzled as to why her ear still itches are heartbreakingly funny though.

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    Those are some angry cats. Nasty little bastards.
     
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    Brought this in the music room last night.
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    We have an island, Kangaroo Island, just south of my city. It's about 80 x 25 miles and is CAT FREE !!
    It was deliberate, government sanctioned and we are all pleased. Now for the mainland.
     
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