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    I have a Calico, and a solid gray inside our Desert home, and we are looking for additional male to be inside. Also, we have crew of feral cats in a colony outside, which I feed and water. They circle the house all day, and keep the rats out of the fruit trees. I feed the colony Meow Mix, and they go crazy for it! The indoor felines get better food.

    To water the colony, I engineered a kitty drinking station that fills a trough using drip system supplies, and refills the trough when the sprinkler system comes on.

    We we don't keep cats at our other homes. Too complex.

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    Who else has cats, and what breed and color?
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    Had a cat once. Beautiful black cat with green eyes.
    Well it began throwing temper tantrums if I wasn't home by 5pm. I thought "that's partly why I was divorced so I definitely aint going to put up with that from a cat".
    John 3:16

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    I have one! Giant orange tabby!

    He totally does not act like a cat...greets me at the door, plays fetch, follows commands...he’s awesome

    He is totally a daddy’s boy, though. If my wife gets home before me, he sits by the door and waits for me to get home...however, if it’s the other way around, he could care less when she gets home! Also won’t sit still for nail clippings or meds (when he’s sick) for anyone but his good ‘ol pops!

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    4 rescues. The baby was 3 weeks old. Bottle fed. One had an eye injury and the eye had to be removed. All 4 go outside on a leash.
    I choose to carry a flashlight because I am often kept in the dark.

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    i have one, my wife insisted on getting him, will never agree to have another cat ever again.

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    Here's my Manny Man

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    2 Maine Coons. Best cats ever, because they act like dogs

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    I have one cat, he is the first cat I’ve ever had. Got him when he found me getting out of my truck and he followed me to my apartment. I went inside and he just sat by the door waiting for me. I set a timer for an hour or two and said “okay, if he’s just waiting for me when the timer goes off I’ll let him in”. I secretly watched him from the window as people came and went from the apartment and he just ignored them. The timer went off and I went out there. When he saw me he put his paws on the glass. I opened the door and he came right in. Solid eye contact. I let him in, and put up signs, but nobody ever claimed him. I raised him like a dog, because that’s all I ever had growing up. He behaves just like a dog. Greets me at the door, follows me from room to room like a little shadow, comes when I call him, lays down where I tell him to. I’ll never be able to replace him.

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    Pretty much if you "hate cats", I probably won't like you as a person. This is not an absolute, but in my 57 years on this earth, I usually don't get along very well with people who don't like dogs and cats, or animals in general.

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    3 cats, all are indoor/outdoor. 2 males and 1 female. 20# tuxedo, black unknown & a 1 yr old Siamese, & she's a hellraiser. They're all going insane right now cause the snow is to deep to play outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimIslander View Post
    Pretty much if you "hate cats", I probably won't like you as a person. This is not an absolute, but in my 57 years on this earth, I usually don't get along very well with people who don't like dogs and cats, or animals in general.
    I hate cats. No desire to own one, especially an indoor one that requires a litter box in my house. Can't stand the smell of cat urine and wouldn't want to risk owning one that would pee on my couch and ruin it. I hate cat hair and do not want to see it on my clothes or furniture. I just do not like anything about them. We had one when I was a kid who lived to be about 19. He wanted nothing to do with anyone but my mother and would try to scratch your eyes out if you came near him. He stunk, he shed, he would attack your face in the middle of the night while you were sleeping. It was the worst. When he was 16 we thought he had run off to die and didn't see him for almost half a year. It was great. Things were peaceful and happy around the house. My sister made a little memorial for him in the woods to say goodbye. Then one day he comes crawling out from under the shed like nothing ever happened. My heart sank. It was like he was messing with me. We had to live with that nasty creature for two more years. It was torture.

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    Lumen83, Thank you for sharing. Your account was hilarious and well written.

    Here is our one and only. His name is Star and he is a wonderful, loving addition to our home.

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    I feed many stray cats. Not a fan of cats but I feel sad for them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumen83 View Post
    I hate cats. No desire to own one, especially an indoor one that requires a litter box in my house. Can't stand the smell of cat urine and wouldn't want to risk owning one that would pee on my couch and ruin it. I hate cat hair and do not want to see it on my clothes or furniture. I just do not like anything about them. We had one when I was a kid who lived to be about 19. He wanted nothing to do with anyone but my mother and would try to scratch your eyes out if you came near him. He stunk, he shed, he would attack your face in the middle of the night while you were sleeping. It was the worst. When he was 16 we thought he had run off to die and didn't see him for almost half a year. It was great. Things were peaceful and happy around the house. My sister made a little memorial for him in the woods to say goodbye. Then one day he comes crawling out from under the shed like nothing ever happened. My heart sank. It was like he was messing with me. We had to live with that nasty creature for two more years. It was torture.
    Maybe he knew you hated him and just wanted some extra love, which you wouldn’t provide maybe he just felt like an outcast, and so he acted out. I think you should have hugged him more

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    i have nothing against cats in general, as long as someone else has them. i always had dogs, my last dog died a year ago, and our busy schedule does not let us get a puppy. cats are not social animals as dogs are, sure there are exceptions.
    it's funny that multiple people here love their cats because they act like dogs.

    what i do hate is how litter box smells, how cats drags the litter all over the house, and worst thing is when they step into piss soaked litter, and then jump on your bed, and kitchen table counters...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumen83 View Post
    I hate cats. No desire to own one, especially an indoor one that requires a litter box in my house. Can't stand the smell of cat urine and wouldn't want to risk owning one that would pee on my couch and ruin it. I hate cat hair and do not want to see it on my clothes or furniture. I just do not like anything about them. We had one when I was a kid who lived to be about 19. He wanted nothing to do with anyone but my mother and would try to scratch your eyes out if you came near him. He stunk, he shed, he would attack your face in the middle of the night while you were sleeping. It was the worst. When he was 16 we thought he had run off to die and didn't see him for almost half a year. It was great. Things were peaceful and happy around the house. My sister made a little memorial for him in the woods to say goodbye. Then one day he comes crawling out from under the shed like nothing ever happened. My heart sank. It was like he was messing with me. We had to live with that nasty creature for two more years. It was torture.
    wow, you had some nasty cat. i can't imagine putting up with that for so many years, it makes my cat look a lot better now, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nephron44 View Post
    Maybe he knew you hated him and just wanted some extra love, which you wouldn’t provide maybe he just felt like an outcast, and so he acted out. I think you should have hugged him more
    I would have needed an industrial sized box of bandages if I tried hugging him more. This thing was a furry bundle of pissed off claws and teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Lumen83, Thank you for sharing. Your account was hilarious and well written.

    Here is our one and only. His name is Star and he is a wonderful, loving addition to our home.

    ~ Chance
    Thank you! Yours looks much friendlier.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpg88 View Post
    wow, you had some nasty cat. i can't imagine putting up with that for so many years, it makes my cat look a lot better now, thanks.
    I thought about putting his food dish in the street, but I would have felt bad if he dented someone's car. I'm kidding. I couldn't hurt an animal.

    I'm sure they make great pets for a lot of people. And, some people really love them. Seemed like every woman I matched with on dating apps was a vegan hair dresser that owned about ten of them. So, theres that...
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    Once I was cat watching and the cat was rubbing against my leg so I pet it. And the damn thing bit me
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    Adam and Eve said, "Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you any more. We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us."

    And God said, "I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves."

    And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve.

    And it was a good animal.

    And God was pleased. And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail.

    And Adam said, "Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal."

    And God said, "Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him dog."

    And dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them.

    And they were comforted.

    And God was pleased.

    And dog was content and wagged his tail.

    After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, "Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of dog's adoration."

    And God said, "I will create for them a companion who will be with them forever and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration."

    And God created cat to be a companion to Adam and Eve.

    And cat would not obey them. And when Adam and Eve gazed into cat's eyes, they were reminded that they were not supreme beings.

    And Adam and Eve learned humility.

    And they were greatly improved.

    And God was pleased.

    And dog was happy.

    But the cat didn't care one way or the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumen83 View Post
    I hate cats. No desire to own one, especially an indoor one that requires a litter box in my house. Can't stand the smell of cat urine and wouldn't want to risk owning one that would pee on my couch and ruin it. I hate cat hair and do not want to see it on my clothes or furniture. I just do not like anything about them. We had one when I was a kid who lived to be about 19. He wanted nothing to do with anyone but my mother and would try to scratch your eyes out if you came near him. He stunk, he shed, he would attack your face in the middle of the night while you were sleeping. It was the worst. When he was 16 we thought he had run off to die and didn't see him for almost half a year. It was great. Things were peaceful and happy around the house. My sister made a little memorial for him in the woods to say goodbye. Then one day he comes crawling out from under the shed like nothing ever happened. My heart sank. It was like he was messing with me. We had to live with that nasty creature for two more years. It was torture.
    I hate you!

    This sounds familiar. Most people I have met that "hate" cats had a really bad experience with one. Most cats are incredibly loving creatures. Sorry yours was a dick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpg88 View Post
    i have nothing against cats in general, as long as someone else has them. i always had dogs, my last dog died a year ago, and our busy schedule does not let us get a puppy. cats are not social animals as dogs are, sure there are exceptions.
    it's funny that multiple people here love their cats because they act like dogs.

    what i do hate is how litter box smells, how cats drags the litter all over the house, and worst thing is when they step into piss soaked litter, and then jump on your bed, and kitchen table counters...
    A litter box that smells equals a pet owner who is doing a terrible job. A clean litter box won't smell, at all. Personally I prefer indoor/outdoor cats who use the great outdoors for their restroom needs.

    We always had dogs and cats since I was born, and often several other animals. I learned how to handle cats from childhood. That probably makes a difference. They are just this side of wild animals and require some care when interacting with them. Once learned, they can be incredibly loving beings that just make you feel good.

    This guy made a particularly cozy lap warmer during the middle of winter. Long gone now, but what a great cat he was. And he loved everyone. From kids to old drunks, anyone could pick him up and handle him. Maine Coons are the coolest cats and gentle with everyone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JimIslander View Post
    A litter box that smells equals a pet owner who is doing a terrible job. A clean litter box won't smell, at all.
    no it is not, it's cat's urine, and feces, also scented litter by itself smells depressing. what do you think, we do not clean the box? or do not remove poop as soon as noticed? sure we do, and we replace litter completely every 3 days, we use pine pellets that do not clamp up.
    where we live i would not let cat outside.


    black cat and dog are not ours, our friends went on vac. and left them with us, the big dog and other cat are ours, i liked that black cat better, she was much friendlier, and did act like a dog.

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    You all are obviously using the wrong litter...we only clean our big guy’s box every other day, and I have never had an issue with urine smell, stool smell, or litter smell. We also have never had an issue with litter being trailed all over the house. You all need to invest in better litter...your feline friends will thank you 🤣

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    what litter do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpg88 View Post
    what litter do you use?
    Haha, I was being a little sarcastic, but also a little serious.

    Even though we only have one fuzzy buddy, we use Arm and Hammer Multi-Cat or Double Duty. We also use a high walled litter box, which really helps with the litter spread. We recently tried the new Arm and Hammer dust free litter, and it was AWESOME, but it isn’t readily available near us yet.

    We have tried various brands of lightweight litter, including tidy cats, since I hurt my back and can’t lift more than 20 pounds. Every single lightweight litter was HORRIBLE! Litter everywhere! And our little fur baby kept getting it stuck in his paws.

    I also like Arm and Hammer litters because although they are scented, I can’t smell it unless I am super close to the box, like face practically in the box, and we live in a tiny 2 bedroom apartment while we look for a new house...zero cat smells.

    We also have two air purifiers, so that may help with smell, but they are there due to both my wife and I having bad environmental allergies, and not because of the cat.

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    Three for me. A 20 year old white domestic long hair, an 8 year old short hair Calico, and a 4 year old short hair Tortie.

    Had dogs, AKC obedience trained as well as holding tracking dog degrees and just household kitties that were foundlings.

    Over the years, due to work demands, it became difficult to get home in a 10 hour window to let the dogs out to use the bathroom. The cats were fine with the litter box. As the dogs aged and died, I came to realize that cats were just as affectionate as dogs, but as I call it, independently dependent.

    The cats wait for me to come home by the door, sleep in until I feel like getting up, and take care of flies, spiders and the occasional stink bug that gets into the house.

    3 cats, 4 litter boxes. Tidy Cat 24/7 in two boxes, and Fresh Step in the other two. Covered litter boxes that get scooped each morning, and the youngest waits till I’m done to use the box. Very litter tracked outside the boxes.

    None of the cats gets onto kitchen counter tops or the dining room table. No one wants or eats table food or treats. Just high quality Pro Plan True Nature 45 and a can of wet food twice a day.

    The key to keeping pet hair off the furniture is daily brushing and weekly nail trimming. Spending 5 minutes a day brushing them also allows for checking their overall condition for lumps or bumps.

    The Calico is very shy, the other two are social butterfly’s.

    Pets like children are only as good as the effort you put into them. Ignore them, they ignore you. We all know how that story ends.
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    just turned 16...



    him and his sister; lost her in fall 2016...


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    Quote Originally Posted by alpg88 View Post
    no it is not, it's cat's urine, and feces, also scented litter by itself smells depressing. what do you think, we do not clean the box? or do not remove poop as soon as noticed? sure we do, and we replace litter completely every 3 days, we use pine pellets that do not clamp up.
    where we live i would not let cat outside.

    black cat and dog are not ours, our friends went on vac. and left them with us, the big dog and other cat are ours, i liked that black cat better, she was much friendlier, and did act like a dog.
    We do not have cat litter smell.

    We use SWheat Scoop. Unscented, clumping litter. We don't let waste stay in the litter box, ever. This litter clumps very well and can be deposited in the toilet. We don't have smells, at all. Neither I (and I have a very sensitive nose), my wife, or our guests (and we have asked our good friends who would say so) smell our cat. We only have one, and she pees twice a day and poops once a day, on a very regular schedule. So there is that.

    It can be done, and is done by lots of cat owners. Just have to be diligent.
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    I have always liked dogs, and have owned several, but it seems the cats stay around longer. Here's Vlad, the opinionated Mane Coon. He's 16 years old now, this photo was from about 8 years ago

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