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 11/11/2009 9:07 PM
 

I got a chance to really observe the difference between cats and dogs the last few days and thought I'd share, I hope others will share their stories too.

My cat Murphy had to spend a couple days and one night at the vet - he couldn't go potty and the vet had to put in a catheter and an IV and basically flush him out. When I went to pick him up, he was SO mad he just hissed and wouldn't even come to me. I got him home and he wanted nothing to do with me or with my dog Molly. He would only hang out in the bathroom and the bedroom so long as Molly and I weren't in there. Around 3 today, just about 24 hours after he came home, he finally came into the living room and sat close by. A little later he and Molly played for awhile. Guess he's finally getting over being mad at us !!

If my dog Molly had stayed at the vet overnight it would have been a completely different story !! She would have come running out of the backroom and right into my arms - she would have been whining and giving me doggy kisses ! When we got home she would have been glued to my side and I'd would have had to pry her off my lap !! There's no holding a grudge when you're a dog, at least when you're a Molly dog !!

I just thought this was an interesting observation on the difference between dogs and cats (at least my dog and cat)

Do you have any good pet stories ???


Trudy, Molly & Murphy "be the kind of person your dog thinks you are"
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 11/11/2009 11:03 PM
 
 Modified By acadianmom  on 11/12/2009 2:39:35 PM

I'll tell you about Pepper Ann, one of our cats. She was found under one of the welding trucks at a place I use to work. Everyone knew I liked cats so here they come with this little thing about the size of a rat. She must have been about 3 weeks old. One of the women I worked with named her Pepper and she has lived up to her name. She is a firecracker! I call her psycho cat. I had to raise her on a bottle so you would think we would be close. You can pet her when it's her idea and when she has had enough she will growl. You can keep petting her at your own risk because you might get slapped. The vet says she didn't learn cat manners, she thinks she is running the show. She will be sleeping with no one around her and her tail will start whacking the sofa and she will start fighting with her tail. The other cats know she doesn't like to be messed with so they will start stalking her. That ends up with a lot of hissing and howling. I have never seen one of them even touch her. When I need to bring her to the vet I better not miss getting her in the cage or the fight is on. She is about 9 years old so you would think she would mellow out but don't think that is going to happen.

Martha

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 11/12/2009 8:32 AM
 

You both just stated why I'm not a cat person. They are way to independant! Everything pretaining to them is done on their time and mood. lol Both my kids have cats in their homes, neither want dogs. Both my kids are very independant, too, so I think it's a perfect match!

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 11/12/2009 5:20 PM
 

What a fun photo of Pepper Ann!! Looks like she's telling you "I just double dog dare you to come near my play station!" Grin..

Good to see you posting a photo....isn't it strange one computer will let you post and the other won't!!!???

Daddy always had a cat. He always had a snooty, unfriendly, and sometimes mean cat!! I never recall one who sat with you, purring as you petted it. We have only had cats once in our marriage. I got two little sister babies... They never did get friendly. One would have nothing to do with us, and the other was friendly when SHE chose to be, and that was mighty rare--- few and far between times. . When I got them, I was told one was male, one female...Named them Dillon and Miss Kitty...Turned out to be a Miss Kitty and a Miss Dillon!!! Miss Dillon was the unfriendly one. When we sold our last house, we had no place to take Miss Kitty to.....she didn't like being in the house, we were going to build a workshop first, with attached shed for our RV and live in our 5th wheel while we built our home, ....and asked the buyer if she could stay there till we got a workshop built for her. They said she could stay forever... Since she was so weird... we decided to leave her where she'd been all her life...and she'd be far happier than moving her to a new and strange place.

Have a wonderful afternoon!

Joella


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 11/12/2009 6:04 PM
 

We had a cat for the last 18 years - she just passed away. I had given her over to Christian to care for when I got my Katy. Abby was so old and fat she couldn't get to her food if it was anywhere other than the floor - and Katy was eating Abby's food as well as her own. She was a huge tabby - she came to us weighing about 2 pounds, having been dumped at a residence camp we worked with when the kids were, well, kids. We took her home - and she was fractious, at best. She would sleep with us, but everything had to pretty much be on her terms. She traveled with us. She had a purple harness and a long lead - we would tie her to picnic tables. I can remember her climbing the screens in our tent trailer - much to our dismay. She also had a favorite couch arm to scratch when we had our bunkhouse. She destroyed a great deal of upholstery in her day. She was so difficult to deal with our vet never even wanted to see her. We'd see him in town, he'd ask about her appetite and 'habits' and say - that's just fine! No need to bring her in! I think he hated her - he used to have to wear leather gloves up over his elbows to handle her. I tripped on her wearing wood soled clogs on our stairs once - and yes, I broke her leg. With anesthesia she was manageable, but what a mess. Of course we got her a bright pink cast. OK - we were just a weird family - and she just added to the mess. She actually mellowed out in the last couple of years at Christian's house, but I think age had finally gotten to her. A couple of months ago she just crept away and died. Poor old girl - hard to know if she was 'happy' or not. We sure tried!


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 11/12/2009 8:09 PM
 
 Modified By acadianmom  on 11/12/2009 9:16:32 PM

It's funny what we will put up with from our pets. Pepper loved her tree and just about kicked the rug off the top. She would run from one end of the house to the other and up the tree. I had to put a pipe through the middle of it because she was about to tear it up. Since we have other cats, now if she starts running they all start running and she thinks they are chasing her. She was happier as an only cat.

The best cat we ever had my DH saved from being put to sleep at the vet. The people that owned her brought her in to be put to sleep because they didn't want her. He happened to be there and the vet ask him if he wanted her. Girlie was solid black and the most lovable cat. If we were gone for a few days she would hug our neck when we got back. She like to lick your ear like a dog. I still wonder why those people were going to get rid of her. She was about a year old when we got her and she lived another 17 years. My son and I cried and cried when Girlie died. We had her when he was born so she had been there his whole life.

Martha

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 11/12/2009 9:21 PM
 

Oh..Martha...what a sweet cat Girlie was! She must have REALLY appreciated being rescued by y'all and loved y'all dearly, and showed it for her long life.... Your family got to enjoy and love her a long time..What a neat payback for the rescue!!

Joella


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 11/13/2009 1:52 PM
 

I lived with my cat for 17 years. For the first 7 or 8 years she was not a lap cat. She did not want to be held or petted. She was very plesant but just not cuddly. Then as she got older she wanted to be close to me all the time. She would jump up in my lap and touch her nose to mine and then lay down. She was small, around 6 lbs. And believe it or not she had the sweetest smell. I would bury my nose in her fur and it smelled so good. OMG, I am tearing up right now. I guess we never really get over the loss of a pet do we? She has been gone for 20 years now. Good grief!

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