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Old 03-02-2013, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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Cleaning up dog poop isn't fun but at least it's all outside. Litter boxes smell. Most cat owners don't smell them because they live with them, like a smoker can't smell the smoke inside their houses, but I can smell cat boxes even in homes of owners who are meticulous at maintaining them.
You are quite wrong on litterbox smell. Unless you live with these people, you can't know how meticulous (or not) they are about scooping. We have 4 cats and there is no smell in our home or our RV. The only time there's a "smell" is if the kitten don't cover her feces. The kitten is getting much better about this now. She now almost always covers her stool. Saying litterboxes smell in general is misleading and untrue. They only smell when someone isn't scooping twice a day or they have a cat who isn't covering their feces. Or they have a male cat that isn't neutered. Or they never scrub out the litterbox itself.

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I've never been in a house that had a cat that I couldn't smell. I'm not saying it's awful. I'm just saying that I can smell it. I love cats and I would have one, but I can understand my husband's point---it's not his preference to have that in the house.
Why don't you look in to how to keep the box from smelling instead of just giving up?
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Albany, NY
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I've met more women than men who don't like cats.

My cat LOVES my male friends; and they have learned to love her back (at least to her satisfaction).
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:09 AM
 
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You are quite wrong on litterbox smell. Unless you live with these people, you can't know how meticulous (or not) they are about scooping. We have 4 cats and there is no smell in our home or our RV. The only time there's a "smell" is if the kitten don't cover her feces. The kitten is getting much better about this now. She now almost always covers her stool. Saying litterboxes smell in general is misleading and untrue. They only smell when someone isn't scooping twice a day or they have a cat who isn't covering their feces. Or they have a male cat that isn't neutered. Or they never scrub out the litterbox itself.
J don't believe it! Invite me over for dinner so I can smell for myself.

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Why don't you look in to how to keep the box from smelling instead of just giving up?
I'm a woman who knows how to chose her battles. For the sake of the cat, this isn't a battle I would choose. My husband once said, "Why would you want to bring into the house what I want to shoot in the yard?" Enough said. The man HATES cats. Don't worry. Don't worry. He's not shooting cats. He's just dramatic in expression. If I insisted on having a cat, he would treat it well. But I'm not in the type of marriage where we force things on each other. I respect his feelings because they are intense. My feelings for cats are not nearly as intense as his so I'm not giving in on anything of huge significance to me. If my cat were still alive prior to meeting him, that would have been a problem because I believe pets are a commitment for life, and I wouldn't have gotten rid of the cat for his sake. My husband lucked out because I was cat-less when I met him.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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J don't believe it! Invite me over for dinner so I can smell for myself.
Do you live in TN?

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I'm a woman who knows how to chose her battles. For the sake of the cat, this isn't a battle I would choose. My husband once said, "Why would you want to bring into the house what I want to shoot in the yard?" Enough said.
I couldn't live with a man who said something like that. Sorry, but that's how I feel.

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The man HATES cats. Don't worry. Don't worry. He's not shooting cats. He's just dramatic in expression.
Why does he hate them? What did they ever do to him to make him feel that way?

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If I insisted on having a cat, he would treat it well. But I'm not in the type of marriage where we force things on each other. I respect his feelings because they are intense. My feelings for cats are not nearly as intense as his so I'm not giving in on anything of huge significance to me. If my cat were still alive prior to meeting him, that would have been a problem because I believe pets are a commitment for life, and I wouldn't have gotten rid of the cat for his sake. My husband lucked out because I was cat-less when I met him.
Fortunately I met a man after my divorce in the late 1980s that liked cats as much as I do. Both his daughters are also "cat people." The few men I met before him didn't care much for animals - dogs or cats. I quickly lost interest in such men. I knew I would never be happy with them, or they with me.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:09 AM
 
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I couldn't live with a man who said something like that. Sorry, but that's how I feel.
I don't expect people on the internet to "get" my husband's sense of humor. I do. He's absolutely hilarious.

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Fortunately I met a man after my divorce in the late 1980s that liked cats as much as I do. Both his daughters are also "cat people." The few men I met before him didn't care much for animals - dogs or cats. I quickly lost interest in such men. I knew I would never be happy with them, or they with me.
I'd feel the same way about men who didn't like dogs. Cats weren't a deal breaker for me.


I'm posting in this thread because it's about men who don't like cats. I happen to be married to a man who doesn't like cats.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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My wife and I love cats.
We have two and both of them are very different from one another.

They sleep with us on our bed.

Last night Starla my beautiful cat girl took her regular position of laying next to me with her head tucked neatly in my arm pit and her body stretched paralell with mine.

She's seven years old and very healthy and God willing she will live a long life.
When she finally passes you will never see a grown man cry like I will.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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My wife and I love cats.
We have two and both of them are very different from one another.
They sleep with us on our bed.
My grown son and his SO also like cats and have two right now. The old one died and they can't replace it as only two are allowed where they now live. Their cats are like children to them.

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Last night Starla my beautiful cat girl took her regular position of laying next to me with her head tucked neatly in my arm pit and her body stretched paralell with mine.

She's seven years old and very healthy and God willing she will live a long life.
When she finally passes you will never see a grown man cry like I will.
Plenty of grown men cry when their cat or dog dies. I mentioned before here that my friend, a retired NYC detective who just about "saw it all" during his working years, cried like a baby when his old cat died. She was 17 yrs old. After retirement he was struck down with something like Huntington's disease which finally killed him. Those last years, while his kids were in collage and his wife working, the cat was his constant companion and spent most of her time in his lap. It took him awhile to get over it......

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Old 03-03-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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I'm posting in this thread because it's about men who don't like cats. I happen to be married to a man who doesn't like cats.
But what reason did he gave you for not liking them? Did he ever actually live with a cat in the home? Was he scratched or bitten as a child? I can't help be curious what it is that makes some people dislike cats.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Do men tend to not like cats because they are control freaks?

I'm a guy and I like cats.

Ernest Hemingway was a man's man and he adored his cats and his characters often had cats.

Jack Kerouac was certainly no wimp and he loved cats.

Aerophant: Jack Kerouac's cat


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Old 03-03-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Just wondering if this is why or is it that a lot of guys like cats but its not supposed to be manly? I have always liked cats, but felt it was not something you could say, men had to like dogs. LOL
I have known lots of men who like cats. In fact, my dh, who was raised with them, prefers cats, which is a good thing, since I am no dog lover.

Anyway, it has been my PERSONAL experience that people who prefer dogs to cats generally do so because they have not had a lot of interaction or exposure to cats. However, the people who HATE (I MEAN HATE, HATE, HATE) cats usually do so because they have a need to control their animals absolutely. They are so intimidated and threatened by the fact that cats cannot be CONTROLLED the same way that dogs can, that they simply cannot deal with not being the master to their little slaves.

It's kinda sad, actually.

20yrsinBranson
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