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Old 02-10-2005, 02:45 PM   #31
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That's not true - dogs can take care of themselves in all the same ways. Alright, maybe they won't poop in a box on the kitchen floor...


As far as neediness, this was what I wanted to find out. I theorized that far more "cat" people would be fish-tank owners than "dog" people. Obviously, I was off on that one.

A dog only seems needy because it wants to interact with it's owners - and it seems to me that "dog" people want to interact with their pets. At the risk of offending the hyper-sensitive, cat-owners seem to have a "hands-off" approach to pets and don't need to necessarily interact with them to enjoy their company. Fish would fall neatly into that "hands-off" category.


New theory:

People who enjoy fish also enjoy dogs because both animals are interesting. Cats are, well...

I'll stop there.
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There is no theory. Cat people like cats because they do. While dog people like dogs because they do. You can't just tac a label on cat people like some of you guys have been doing.

Im not hyper sensitive about the cats, Im hyper sensitive as being labled all of these ridiculous things.
"Dog people want to interact with their pets"
Thats a load of horse poo. I think thats what you don't get... because you *dog* people don't interact with cats, doesn't mean us cat people do the same. I play with my cat all the time, I talk to her and she talks back.

Stop trying to figure why people like cats because all you are doing is being irritating.

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It sounds to me that some members are out to make people mad. Remember that this is a family oriented forum, and although it's ok to disagree, there are ways of doing it without hurting someone else. Seems to me that some people would love to get a flame war started, and that will not be tolerated here at AA. Please try and understand, and get my drift here. It is not flying well with the God's that be. Thanks.
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I don't understand the point of this thread. For the record, I am currently a cat-gerbil-degu-fish person, even though we own birds too, they are not my thing. One day soon I hope to be a cat-dog-gerbil-degu-fish person. By the end of next year, I may become a baby-cat-dog-gerbil-degu-fish person. And if the powers that be see me through all that, in 10 years, after we are settled down, I hope to become a teenager-cat-dog-gerbil-degu-fish-button quail-hamster-hedgehog-mini pony-goat-dwarf rabbit-maybe a couple of sheep-full sized horse person with lots of money so someone else cleans up after all the pets. In the very distant future, I will be a retired person and visit my kid's zoos.
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I have cats and I have fish. I also have a very bad temper when pushed.

I dont like dogs but would and am consitering one since my wife says we need one for our child. We are thinking about one of those retired police dogs.
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Cats are way more fun than dogs. Laser pointer+dark hallway+cat=hours of fun for all (including the cat). When Leo was small, we gave him a toy stuffed lion that was about the same size as him. When you throw it his way he'll jump to catch it. We called it his Jerry Rice impersonation (he's jumped as high as 4 feet to catch it). He carries it around the apartment in his mouth.

When he wants privacy, he slinks off where we can't find him. When he wants attention, he solicits it from us. We interact just fine; it's more of an adult relationship as opposed to a parent-toddler relationship (most dog owners I know say having a dog is a lot like having a young child).

Cats still rule!
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I am currently a cat-gerbil-degu-fish person, even though we own birds too, they are not my thing. One day soon I hope to be a cat-dog-gerbil-degu-fish person. By the end of next year, I may become a baby-cat-dog-gerbil-degu-fish person. And if the powers that be see me through all that, in 10 years, after we are settled down, I hope to become a teenager-cat-dog-gerbil-degu-fish-button quail-hamster-hedgehog-mini pony-goat-dwarf rabbit-maybe a couple of sheep-full sized horse person with lots of money so someone else cleans up after all the pets.

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Wow. No reason to get upset about a cat/dog thread.

This is the Open Forum, correct? Don't have too many political/religious discussions around here I'll wager.
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Yes it is an open forum, but topics that "stir the pot" so to speak have had a history of getting out of line at some point. Thats why you see a lot of moderator responding to this thread recently. Some are feeling that this one is getting close and we just would like to see things stay civil.
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Don't have too many political/religious discussions around here I'll wager.
They end up locked pretty quick. Too many people want to "get the last word in" and discussions turn into something other than discussions.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, Cats Rule!
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