Are you a cat, cat & dog or dog person?

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  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 7,843
    Equally a cat and dog person
    PJ_Soul said:

    I don't see myself having a dog anytime soon though. My lifestyle just doesn't suit dog ownership right now. I'll probably get one when I'm retired 30 years from now. Until then, a cat or nothing.

    But if anyone is looking for another option, rabbits can make WONDERFUL pets if you allow them to live like cats. They should not be kept in any kind of cage. If they are, they are miserable and make shitty pets, plus it's torture. But if you let them have the run of at least a couple of rooms, they will use a litter box and really thrive as loving, playful, and affectionate pets. The one I had used to run up to me when I came home, leap into my arms, and lick my nose. :x He would also play with toys. His favorite was a balloon. He'd stand on his back legs and roll the balloon around like one of those walkers for toddlers. So cute. Only downside is that they chew shit up, so you really have to rabbit proof the area of your home where they are allowed to live.

    Please do not cage rabbits and please spread the message. They are not meant to be caged like fucking hamsters. Thanks you. :)

    That's VERY interesting. I knew a guy who had rabbits but he had them in cages. He let them out individually to let them run around the apt but they pooped everywhere, then he cleaned it up. Guess he didn't know they could be litter box trained. Rabbits do give pretty awesome kisses. Even when they bite it's cute cuz it just tickles lol
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 20,125
    Equally a cat and dog person
    Juggler and Dyer are on my shitlist :D

    RK, both our cats are considered "short-haired" and their fur is still all over the fucking place.

    Worth it but what a pain in the ass (not to mention sinuses).
  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,267
    Totally a dog person
    PJ_Soul said:

    I don't see myself having a dog anytime soon though. My lifestyle just doesn't suit dog ownership right now. I'll probably get one when I'm retired 30 years from now. Until then, a cat or nothing.

    But if anyone is looking for another option, rabbits can make WONDERFUL pets if you allow them to live like cats. They should not be kept in any kind of cage. If they are, they are miserable and make shitty pets, plus it's torture. But if you let them have the run of at least a couple of rooms, they will use a litter box and really thrive as loving, playful, and affectionate pets. The one I had used to run up to me when I came home, leap into my arms, and lick my nose. :x He would also play with toys. His favorite was a balloon. He'd stand on his back legs and roll the balloon around like one of those walkers for toddlers. So cute. Only downside is that they chew shit up, so you really have to rabbit proof the area of your home where they are allowed to live.

    Please do not cage rabbits and please spread the message. They are not meant to be caged like fucking hamsters. Thanks you. :)

    I've had 2 friends who had rabbits as pets. Neither of them were caged. One friend's has done a little damage on some furniture but all in all she is a very sweet pet.
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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 136,845
    Totally a dog person
    no question ,dogs..i dontr likle cats and dont want to like them
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  • AafkeAafke Posts: 1,213
    More of a cat than a dog person
    For me it's cats, more than dogs. Because cats have their own personality and are quit a lot of self-esteem. If you have an intelligent one The can also have the skills of a guarding dog, but not because they are trained to do so but, because they choose to.... It takes a lot of mutual respect to get them that far (and of course no going on a holiday, cause, then they are getting pissed off, and take revenge by pissing in your house, damn...)
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,905
    More of a cat than a dog person
    Aafke said:

    For me it's cats, more than dogs. Because cats have their own personality and are quit a lot of self-esteem. If you have an intelligent one The can also have the skills of a guarding dog, but not because they are trained to do so but, because they choose to.... It takes a lot of mutual respect to get them that far (and of course no going on a holiday, cause, then they are getting pissed off, and take revenge by pissing in your house, damn...)

    If our cat sees so much as a squirrel lurking around the house she runs furiously from one window to the next trying to keep a fix on it. Unfortunately I'm not sure protecting us is the first thing on her mind, LOL!

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  • northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywherePosts: 9,675
    More of a cat than a dog person
    My older cat is a fierce defender of the yard. She takes on pretty much anything that dares invade 'her' space, other cats, dogs and I'm pretty sure a bear once.
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  • SD48277SD48277 Woodstock, NYPosts: 12,214
    Equally a cat and dog person
    Equally a cat and dog person.

    Due to current circumstances, I am unable to have either, so I have to be content with my pet hedgehog. He is cute, but not something you can snuggle with.

    A quick side question to pet owners: do you dress your pets for Halloween?
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,905
    More of a cat than a dog person
    SD48277 said:

    Equally a cat and dog person.

    Due to current circumstances, I am unable to have either, so I have to be content with my pet hedgehog. He is cute, but not something you can snuggle with.

    A quick side question to pet owners: do you dress your pets for Halloween?

    A hedgehog- interesting!

    My cat is in permanent Halloween costume:

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  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 31,013
    Equally a cat and dog person
    SD48277 said:

    Equally a cat and dog person.

    Due to current circumstances, I am unable to have either, so I have to be content with my pet hedgehog. He is cute, but not something you can snuggle with.

    A quick side question to pet owners: do you dress your pets for Halloween?

    aaaahhhhhhhh!

    I didn't know you had a hedgehog! I love them! We used to get a few of them in the clinic...so adorable!


    I'm not a fan of mealworms, so that's kept me from really getting one.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 20,125
    Equally a cat and dog person
    SD48277 said:

    Equally a cat and dog person.

    Due to current circumstances, I am unable to have either, so I have to be content with my pet hedgehog. He is cute, but not something you can snuggle with.

    A quick side question to pet owners: do you dress your pets for Halloween?

    Animals in costumes are one of the most hilarious things to me, but I just don't have the heart to do it to our cats (plus they'd never tolerate it).

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  • SD48277SD48277 Woodstock, NYPosts: 12,214
    Equally a cat and dog person
    RKCNDY said:

    SD48277 said:

    Equally a cat and dog person.

    Due to current circumstances, I am unable to have either, so I have to be content with my pet hedgehog. He is cute, but not something you can snuggle with.

    A quick side question to pet owners: do you dress your pets for Halloween?

    aaaahhhhhhhh!

    I didn't know you had a hedgehog! I love them! We used to get a few of them in the clinic...so adorable!


    I'm not a fan of mealworms, so that's kept me from really getting one.
    Yeah...I've had Iggy since last December. He doesn't get mealworms (the thought of them makes my stomach turn)--he gets grain-free cat crunchies, and occasionally bits of bacon. I wish I knew how to upload a picture of him here (I'm a luddite through and through).
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  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 31,013
    Equally a cat and dog person
    posting pics is fairly easy!
    if you have a pic saved to your computer, upload it to an online website like Snapfish, photobucket, FB, etc...the sites will walk you thru that part. Once your pic is online, then put your mouse/pointer in the middle of the pic, right click the pic and select "Copy Image URL' from the menu. Then come here, and in the comment box, click on the 'Image' icon at the top...3rd icon from the right (next to the 'C'). A small box will pop up and it will say The page at community.pearljam.com says: Enter Image URL: and there will be an entry field where you can right click, then choose 'paste', and then click 'OK' and then the HTML code will show up in the comment box, click 'post comment' and ta-dah! you posted a pic of Iggy!
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,497
    brianlux said:

    PJ_Soul said:

    I don't see myself having a dog anytime soon though. My lifestyle just doesn't suit dog ownership right now. I'll probably get one when I'm retired 30 years from now. Until then, a cat or nothing.

    But if anyone is looking for another option, rabbits can make WONDERFUL pets if you allow them to live like cats. They should not be kept in any kind of cage. If they are, they are miserable and make shitty pets, plus it's torture. But if you let them have the run of at least a couple of rooms, they will use a litter box and really thrive as loving, playful, and affectionate pets. The one I had used to run up to me when I came home, leap into my arms, and lick my nose. :x He would also play with toys. His favorite was a balloon. He'd stand on his back legs and roll the balloon around like one of those walkers for toddlers. So cute. Only downside is that they chew shit up, so you really have to rabbit proof the area of your home where they are allowed to live.

    Please do not cage rabbits and please spread the message. They are not meant to be caged like fucking hamsters. Thanks you. :)

    I never even thought about having a rabbit but that sounds like fun! I'm guessing my cat would have no part of it so I probably won't find out any time soon.

    Thanks for good advice for kindness to rabbits!

    Sure, your cat would have a part of it - probably the tastiest part! It might be a little messy, though.

    I'm mostly a dog person but at this point also have a crested gecko, and have had other reptiles in the past. Cresties are pretty cute, as lizards go - the spiky crests over their eyes look like long eyelashes - and as they are primarily frugivorous there's no need to feed them bugs.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,905
    More of a cat than a dog person

    brianlux said:

    PJ_Soul said:

    I don't see myself having a dog anytime soon though. My lifestyle just doesn't suit dog ownership right now. I'll probably get one when I'm retired 30 years from now. Until then, a cat or nothing.

    But if anyone is looking for another option, rabbits can make WONDERFUL pets if you allow them to live like cats. They should not be kept in any kind of cage. If they are, they are miserable and make shitty pets, plus it's torture. But if you let them have the run of at least a couple of rooms, they will use a litter box and really thrive as loving, playful, and affectionate pets. The one I had used to run up to me when I came home, leap into my arms, and lick my nose. :x He would also play with toys. His favorite was a balloon. He'd stand on his back legs and roll the balloon around like one of those walkers for toddlers. So cute. Only downside is that they chew shit up, so you really have to rabbit proof the area of your home where they are allowed to live.

    Please do not cage rabbits and please spread the message. They are not meant to be caged like fucking hamsters. Thanks you. :)

    I never even thought about having a rabbit but that sounds like fun! I'm guessing my cat would have no part of it so I probably won't find out any time soon.

    Thanks for good advice for kindness to rabbits!

    Sure, your cat would have a part of it - probably the tastiest part! It might be a little messy, though.

    I'm mostly a dog person but at this point also have a crested gecko, and have had other reptiles in the past. Cresties are pretty cute, as lizards go - the spiky crests over their eyes look like long eyelashes - and as they are primarily frugivorous there's no need to feed them bugs.
    :)) Of that I have no doubt, oftenreading!

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  • More of a cat than a dog person
    I had more dogs than cats growing up, but have only had cats once I was a grown-up. I feel bad that my kids never had a dog, but my cats would not have put up with a dog. Cats are so much easier.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,921
    edited September 2014
    Equally a cat and dog person
    brianlux said:

    brianlux said:

    PJ_Soul said:

    I don't see myself having a dog anytime soon though. My lifestyle just doesn't suit dog ownership right now. I'll probably get one when I'm retired 30 years from now. Until then, a cat or nothing.

    But if anyone is looking for another option, rabbits can make WONDERFUL pets if you allow them to live like cats. They should not be kept in any kind of cage. If they are, they are miserable and make shitty pets, plus it's torture. But if you let them have the run of at least a couple of rooms, they will use a litter box and really thrive as loving, playful, and affectionate pets. The one I had used to run up to me when I came home, leap into my arms, and lick my nose. :x He would also play with toys. His favorite was a balloon. He'd stand on his back legs and roll the balloon around like one of those walkers for toddlers. So cute. Only downside is that they chew shit up, so you really have to rabbit proof the area of your home where they are allowed to live.

    Please do not cage rabbits and please spread the message. They are not meant to be caged like fucking hamsters. Thanks you. :)

    I never even thought about having a rabbit but that sounds like fun! I'm guessing my cat would have no part of it so I probably won't find out any time soon.

    Thanks for good advice for kindness to rabbits!

    Sure, your cat would have a part of it - probably the tastiest part! It might be a little messy, though.

    I'm mostly a dog person but at this point also have a crested gecko, and have had other reptiles in the past. Cresties are pretty cute, as lizards go - the spiky crests over their eyes look like long eyelashes - and as they are primarily frugivorous there's no need to feed them bugs.
    :)) Of that I have no doubt, oftenreading!

    Don't be too sure! :)

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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,497
    Just lulling it into a false sense of security....
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 20,125
    Equally a cat and dog person
    Ha! I love how cats bond with other species, ones that seem to go against (their) nature. Dogs too, how they're often paired with abandoned cheetah cubs.

    (speaking of dogs, watching Love My Pit Bull with Cesar Millan right now. LOVE this breed)

    Anyway, question for the cat owners - in your experience, when they're about to drink water, is it common to stretch one paw out, like splayed? George does this almost without fail. Cute as hell but I've never seen this before he came along.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,905
    More of a cat than a dog person
    PJ_Soul said:

    brianlux said:

    brianlux said:

    PJ_Soul said:

    I don't see myself having a dog anytime soon though. My lifestyle just doesn't suit dog ownership right now. I'll probably get one when I'm retired 30 years from now. Until then, a cat or nothing.

    But if anyone is looking for another option, rabbits can make WONDERFUL pets if you allow them to live like cats. They should not be kept in any kind of cage. If they are, they are miserable and make shitty pets, plus it's torture. But if you let them have the run of at least a couple of rooms, they will use a litter box and really thrive as loving, playful, and affectionate pets. The one I had used to run up to me when I came home, leap into my arms, and lick my nose. :x He would also play with toys. His favorite was a balloon. He'd stand on his back legs and roll the balloon around like one of those walkers for toddlers. So cute. Only downside is that they chew shit up, so you really have to rabbit proof the area of your home where they are allowed to live.

    Please do not cage rabbits and please spread the message. They are not meant to be caged like fucking hamsters. Thanks you. :)

    I never even thought about having a rabbit but that sounds like fun! I'm guessing my cat would have no part of it so I probably won't find out any time soon.

    Thanks for good advice for kindness to rabbits!

    Sure, your cat would have a part of it - probably the tastiest part! It might be a little messy, though.

    I'm mostly a dog person but at this point also have a crested gecko, and have had other reptiles in the past. Cresties are pretty cute, as lizards go - the spiky crests over their eyes look like long eyelashes - and as they are primarily frugivorous there's no need to feed them bugs.
    :)) Of that I have no doubt, oftenreading!

    Don't be too sure! :)

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    Sweet! :-D

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  • northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywherePosts: 9,675
    More of a cat than a dog person
    hedonist said:

    Ha! I love how cats bond with other species, ones that seem to go against (their) nature. Dogs too, how they're often paired with abandoned cheetah cubs.

    (speaking of dogs, watching Love My Pit Bull with Cesar Millan right now. LOVE this breed)

    Anyway, question for the cat owners - in your experience, when they're about to drink water, is it common to stretch one paw out, like splayed? George does this almost without fail. Cute as hell but I've never seen this before he came along.

    My cats don't do this but then again they also refuse to drink out of anything except the plant water jug or the toilet. I've tried every other water dish out there but no go, cats are weird but I love both of mine. :D
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 20,125
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    Ohhh yeah - totally with you on both parts of your last phrase! We're suckers for ours, through and through :D

    LA water has a shitload of minerals in it, and when we kept the dish on the floor, he'd stick his paw IN the water and fling it against the wall I painted...started wearing away. So now he does this. And Cat #1 has begun to mimick the splay action.

    Small price to pay!
  • SD48277SD48277 Woodstock, NYPosts: 12,214
    edited September 2014
    Equally a cat and dog person
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    Damn! I tried to post a picture, but it didn't work.
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  • AnnafalkAnnafalk SwedenPosts: 3,937
    Equally a cat and dog person
    SD48277 said:

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    Damn! I tried to post a picture, but it didn't work.

    I know that feeling :)
  • LongueuilLongueuil Posts: 2,155
    edited September 2014
    SD48277 said:

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    Damn! It works.

    Fixed for you.

    It's so cute!
  • SD48277SD48277 Woodstock, NYPosts: 12,214
    Equally a cat and dog person
    ^^^ You are awesome! Thank you for correcting whatever mistake I made. That is my Iggy.
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  • SD48277SD48277 Woodstock, NYPosts: 12,214
    Equally a cat and dog person
    Pets in costumes: http://www.boredpanda.com/halloween-pet-costumes-animals/
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  • RearviewmirrorerRearviewmirrorer San José, Costa RicaPosts: 18
    edited October 2014
    Equally a cat and dog person
    Cats have "that"! My cat got lost recently and I miss him! For a long time I have wanted to have a dog too... but I will wait until I have enough space.
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 20,125
    Equally a cat and dog person
    I love the term - they DO have "that". I love them for it.

    They're regal and clumsy at the same time. Just this afternoon, cat #1 attempted to jump on the kitchen counter, failed miserably, then did the "so what? I am NOT ashamed" walk...tail held high!

    Is yours an indoor cat or a wanderer? I so hope he comes back home to you. Probably missing you as much as well.

    And, good on you for being responsible enough to know what's needed to give a dog a happy and active life.

    On the cat note, hope this can bring some laughs - it did for me, to the point of tears. Every time! Our fattieboy George was named in part for this fellow, among others.

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,905
    More of a cat than a dog person
    ^^^ Hahaha! Always love that one!

    "What's that? Not me. Fuck that, I'm a cat. Something break? Ask the dog." :))
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