cats are just the best. My first cat had this thing where he tried to eat chewing tobacco. As in the first time he actually ate it. Someone was putting in a pinch he did the cat something smells interesting and so they let him smell it thinking no way the cat will eat it.... well he ate it and it was a big pinch like a pinch from a three pouch a day redman chewer. He was fine, which I think is more to do with what a tough little bastard he was. (he was my first cat and a little sweet psycho, who I was the only person who could carry him around). Yeah cats are great. I need to get a picture of what my cat does when I play video games. He sits on my lap or arms or both.... And sleeps but seems to wake up for the big set pieces and either stands up and rubs my face with his (not helpful) or watches the screen like it's full of plush mousies.)Since there's a lot of dog love out there, here's some for our feline friends.
This is our boy Aki ( short for Akihito), bugger is a gargantuan goofball, but also the most loving cat.View attachment 167021
Next is our ironically named Piper, we named her before I got into pipe smoking. She's skiddish, demanding and a ferocious cuddler, the cutest thing I've seen with four legs.View attachment 167022
I probably already told you this but I didn't hate cats but I thought the real pet heirarchy went dogs at the top cool dogs especially. Then cats were a step up from hamsters. Then my dad rescued a starving cat he found up in the mountains (foothills). Well I hung out with the thing because I felt sorry for it, but I didn't like it. Then it gave me this look all cat owners know, it's the intense cat look. The look of that cat is either going to latch on to my leg and try to rip it off or give me sweet head butts and purrs. He jumped on my lap and wrapped his paws around my neck and rubbed his face all over mine. And that's when I thought oh man cats rock.It's funny, I used to hate cats, until we got our first. Now I don't want to live without one.
A few things I believe about cats.It's funny, I used to hate cats, until we got our first. Now I don't want to live without one.
And they are living proof aliens do existLily.
The most wonderful, perfect-in-every-way, and deserving of adoration life form in the Universe (according to her, anyway):
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What you see is what you get. 15 pound male, super chill, funny, loves to play. A "surfer dude" cat:
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Neither of them is bothered by---or even pays attention to---pipe smoking in any way, shape, or form, and never has.
They really do. During the first Thanksgiving we hosted in our small apartment, my wife had to set the turkey on the floor (on a tray of course) and when she turned back around our previous cat, Mitchell, had his entire head inside the turkey. She didn't tell anyone, myself included, until a few days later.Cats do unexpected things.
I agree with this entirely.A few things I believe about cats.
A cat's personality is the product of the environment they grow up in. Loving environment equals loving cat. Hostile environment equals hostile cat. Just like people.
Just like people cats have certain traits that are common to all of them and other traits that are unique to the particular cat. It's their personality.
Cats are survivors. They evolved in a world where many preditors were larger and stronger than them. The had to be weary of danger in order to survive. This is often misinterpreted as being aloof and unfriendly.
People who say they don't like cats feel that way because they don't understand them.
When a cat gets to know you and feels secure around you, they can be very loyal and loving.
We can become very attached to a cat. A couple of years ago I had to have "Benny" put to sleep because she was old and in such bad shape. I don't think I would have felt worse if she had been my own child.