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Old 09-14-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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The Bichon we had was the most cat-like dog we ever owned. We referred to her as the pillow princess. People thought we owned a cat because they'd see her on the back of the couch looking out the front window. We now have a rescue GSD who must have grown up with cats. He likes to grab a tennis ball and bat it around the room with his front paws.
Mine is a rescue, he was severely abused, matter of fact, he was taken to the pound for aggression. His foster mom was a trainer who worked miracles with him.

I saw his picture on Pet finder and fell in love with him.

He's between 9 -10 years old, deaf and almost blind, but a really really sweet dog. He is independent and stubborn...so am I....do we look alike? well, if I don't shave my face, I'd say so, cuz my hair is white and curly...LOL
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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Comes down to this- can't stand chicks that treat their dogs like relatives- they usually have a screw loose, can't trust a chick with more than 2 cats, they are cat ladies in training
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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Having a cat as a pet is the same as having a fish tank, or a snake, or turtles, and it just irritates me that woman say "Oh my cat has such a personality.......blah blah blah". Im thinking "No it doesnt. Cats all act the same and their personalities greatly pale in comparison to a dog".
Funny, I think the same thing but in reverse. Cats have personalities, dogs don't. A dog is exactly the same all the time. OMG! Hi! Hi! Hey! Hi! What's that? OMG! I love you! Hey! Hi! Hey! What's that? Hi!

I just don't like that much animal in my face all the time.
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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I would just like to know why some people enjoy having a reptile as a pet.People who enjoy a unemotional unloyal cold blooded animal as a pet is what I wonder about.
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Yeah, there is something about people who have multiple pets too that kind of erks me. I know a woman and no I'm not exaggerating, she has, ready??? She has 7 dogs and about 7 or 8 cats. She is not married and not dating (no suprise there). I met a woman once who has ... wait, ready? 45 birds - all those small birds... finches or something. What??? Who has that many animals??? Ummm... it's this excessivness that would concern me if I were single and met someone like that. There is no way I could date a person with a crap load of animals.
Heh. <Looks at the 5 dogs and what .. 3 .. 4 .. cats currently surrounding me.>

Single people with that many pets do need special consideration. That big of a pet family is expensive, time consuming, and life-limiting. But if they are rescues, that just speaks of someone with a generous personality.

I didn't collect that many critters until after marrying and moving to the country, but I wouldn't say that a single person with that many pets should be noted as unworthy of a relationship. They are just limited in the pool of people who want to deal with them. Kind of like .... ohh... I dunno ... people with kids?
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Cats all act the same and their personalities greatly pale in comparison to a dog".
::snorts Pepsi up nose::

You know diddly-damn about cats, then. *sheesh*

I have 7 cats (most of them are outside). That's seven different personalities to deal with; needing the skill of a negotiator to enable them all to get along.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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Cats are just cooler. More laid back, chill, and independent. While dogs are constantly in your face and not to mention, smelly and loud, which can get annoying. Plus cats are skilled hunters unlike dogs.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:02 PM
 
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Funny, I think the same thing but in reverse. Cats have personalities, dogs don't. A dog is exactly the same all the time. OMG! Hi! Hi! Hey! Hi! What's that? OMG! I love you! Hey! Hi! Hey! What's that? Hi!

I just don't like that much animal in my face all the time.
Nah, most cats that I've ever encountered were all the same. "Stay away from me..." rofl

Dogs have all different kinds of personalities.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Cats are just cooler. More laid back, chill, and independent. While dogs are constantly in your face and not to mention, smelly, which can get annoying. Plus cats are skilled hunters unlike dogs.
I take exception to that. Last winter our GSD nailed a mouse by our wood pile. The prior summer, our GR brought a mouse she caught into the house. I'll agree that cats can be more skilled, but dogs can be hunters too.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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Cats might be more tactful in their approach, but dogs will hunt something down for MILES on smell alone.

There's a reason they have tracking dogs and not tracking cats.
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