He tends to lose me alot when he's sober. So I really can't tell where he was going with all that. But I'm sure when the time comes, he'll be a good sport about it. One thing I love about him is that he can laugh at himself.
Let the record show that I am a very gentle, nurturing and caring pet owner. So animals don't come to me out of fear but out of love and respect.
The Boss (Sean) - August 2, 2009, 12:27 am, #103719
I got multiple cats. Not one of them is in any way a dud personality-wise. I take credit for that, if you know what I mean. Treat 'em great and they'll be great. (Try that with kids and they'll kill you in yer sleep one day.)
When I was a snapping turtle accosting kid I knew a cat named "Creature". Black and white. Belonged to kind of a hippy couple that lived a few doors down (townhouses). Pure evil. And they were not (unlike your Aunt -- probably). Likely a formerly ...
Oh, my aunt (ex-aunt now) was their leader I'm sure. They were bred and raised as house cats but I've known many strays and 'ferals' nicer. Still leaves me with bad thoughts about cats. I just can't trust them. Even when I want to.
Not sure. I did see her let them eat off of her utensils and out of bowls and stuff like that (EWWW). But maybe that's why they thought they ruled the house? She was the only one they wouldn't claw and bite.
If you spoil a dog (or a kid) it thinks it's the boss. Cats are not social animals in quite the same way, so they think in terms of what gets them food or attention, not in terms of status which has to be jealously guarded against all comers.
Don't get me wrong...I don't hate cats. I've just had (mostly) bad experiences with them. But I have had 5 or 6 of my own over time and was actually about to adopt a thought-to-be stray just a couple weeks ago. I'm just more of a dog person overall.
Hey I love dogs. But they do not live long enough. 10 years for a big dog, 12 for a small one. And good luck for any of the pure breeds. I know dog owners. What they go through is too soon and too brutal.