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Sorry, Fido, Itís Just a Guy Thing
NYT ^ | October 3, 2008 | ABBY ELLIN

Posted on 10/06/2008 12:19:43 PM PDT by Daffynition

IF you ask Adam Fulrath who is the love of his life, he will barely blink an eye before responding: Parappa.

Mr. Fulrath, a 37-year-old design director at Time Out New York, keeps five photographs of Parappa, a shorthaired, bicolored, mixed-breed cat, on his desktop. He knows that it might be considered a little weird that a grown man would be so enamored with his kitty, but Mr. Fulrath, who is into video games and comic books and calls himself a “straight, geeky guy,” doesn’t care.

“She’s my primary relationship,” he said.

Mr. Fulrath is one of a growing number of single — and yes, heterosexual — men who seem to be coming out of the cat closet and unabashedly embracing their feline side. To that end, they are posting photographs and videos of their little buddies on YouTube and on Web sites like menandcats.com, and Twittering about them to anyone who will listen.

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TOPICS: Education; Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: genx
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“Do Real Men Own Cats?”


1 posted on 10/06/2008 12:19:43 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

I LOVE cats

they taste like chicken!


2 posted on 10/06/2008 12:22:04 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Daffynition
If he works at Time Out New York, you have to wonder if he's really straight.
3 posted on 10/06/2008 12:28:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Daffynition
“She’s my primary relationship,” he said.

With a lisp.

4 posted on 10/06/2008 12:28:41 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Daffynition
but Mr. Fulrath, who is into video games and comic books and calls himself a “straight, geeky guy,”

Mr. Fulrath is half right.

L

5 posted on 10/06/2008 12:31:17 PM PDT by Lurker (She's not a lesbian, she doesn't whine, she doesn't hate her country, and she's not afraid of guns.)
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To: Daffynition
Mr. Fulrath, who is into video games and comic books and calls himself a "straight, geeky guy, "

He can call himself anything he likes. Doesn't make it so.

6 posted on 10/06/2008 12:33:24 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Daffynition

Yeah, they do. I’ve owned dogs and loved every one of them. I also own cats and my two current cats are as faithful and friendly as any dog I’ve ever had. One waits by the door like my last dog did when he hears the garage door. He greets me just like the dog did and parks himself at my feet just like the dog.

The cats were easier to train than the dogs and instead of having to let them out and then clean up the messes in the yard I simply change their box once a week taking less than 5 minutes.

I still like dogs, but with the wife and I both working during the day there is no time and nobody to properly train a new dog.

One added benefit is that mice and other pests never come into the house like they do with some of my neighbors.


7 posted on 10/06/2008 12:33:58 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Daffynition

I’ve known a decorated Vietnam Vet and a firefighter who were both big cat guys. Not a fan of felines myself, but don’t see why having one makes you unmasculine.


8 posted on 10/06/2008 12:35:00 PM PDT by Clemenza (PRIVATIZE FANNIE AND FREDDIE! NO MORE BAILOUTS!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

With that logic, the fact that two of my gay coworkers are big dog lovers and one is into raising rottweilers would indicate that lovers of big dogs are gay regardless of what they call themselves.


9 posted on 10/06/2008 12:38:04 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Daffynition
Of course. The metrosexual male would have a metrosexual pet.
10 posted on 10/06/2008 12:41:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Public policy should never become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. -- Ike Eisenhower)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
You calling me gay buddy?
11 posted on 10/06/2008 12:56:03 PM PDT by tearlenb
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To: Daffynition

“Do Real Men Own Cats?”

No one “owns” a cat! Cats have “people” to take care of the mundane tasks.


12 posted on 10/06/2008 12:59:14 PM PDT by Syntyr (Voss and Woodway 77057)
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To: tearlenb
I called you a metrosexual. You should be flattered.
13 posted on 10/06/2008 12:59:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Public policy should never become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. -- Ike Eisenhower)
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14 posted on 10/06/2008 12:59:43 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I don’t know...

Here is Northern Virginia, the metro thing is to own small dogs...yorkie’s seem to be popular.

That said, I do run into more guys picking up girls with their dogs (a guy walking a cat probably would have zero chance :P)

And really, what straight guy doesn’t like pussy...cats...


15 posted on 10/06/2008 1:03:21 PM PDT by tearlenb
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To: Daffynition

I love cats and don’t really want to go into how many I have although we are one less as a very emaciated kitty we got 6 months ago finally succumbed to her problems yesterday. She is missed.


16 posted on 10/06/2008 1:12:35 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Daffynition
Cats Kill things.

Cats are cool.


17 posted on 10/06/2008 1:18:06 PM PDT by uglybiker (1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d 2 g3t l41d)
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To: Lx

I’m sorry to hear of your loss. The hobo symbol for a generous person is the cat. If you feed them, they will come.


18 posted on 10/06/2008 1:20:59 PM PDT by Excellence (Why do scoundrels like Ayers gravitate to public education when Plan A fails?)
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To: RJS1950

I don’t think the problem is with him being a cat owner, I think it’s with declaring the cat his “primary relationship”. That might not be gay but it’s definitely weird. I’ve lived my life in a pet world, dogs, cats, a bird, rodents, I understand the pet bond. But at no point has my “primary relationship” ever been with a non-human.


19 posted on 10/06/2008 1:23:03 PM PDT by dilvish
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To: Daffynition

I have a cat and a dog.


20 posted on 10/06/2008 1:23:49 PM PDT by mysterio
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