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Crazy Cat Ladies (The strange and strong bond between women and cats)
Forbes ^ | 10-15-09 | Kiri Blakeley

Posted on 10/18/2009 6:58:40 PM PDT by Dysart

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To: rockinqsranch

and you’re a cheapskate. lol


101 posted on 10/20/2009 5:49:19 AM PDT by Fawn
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To: wideminded

It is true. I had TWO on my paper route as an eleven year old.


102 posted on 10/20/2009 5:51:00 AM PDT by bvw
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To: MarkL

Exactly!


103 posted on 10/20/2009 7:13:40 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Fawn

LOL Fawn, you’re so funny!


104 posted on 10/20/2009 7:32:20 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: This I Wonder32460

Could be, I can’t untangle cause and effect.


105 posted on 10/20/2009 7:36:30 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Bigg Red

I am surprised how many children are afraid of my golden retriever. Perhaps they are afraid of getting yellow hair all over their clothes!


106 posted on 10/20/2009 7:37:56 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: HangnJudge

If memory serves me (and sometimes it doesn’t) a calico male cat is either an XXY (and probably sterile) or perhaps a chimera.


107 posted on 10/20/2009 7:41:58 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Fawn
Smiley - Tongue - Huge
108 posted on 10/20/2009 7:48:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: chris_bdba
People are stupid mostly! if I were single and a guy came a long who didn’t like my cats then he could just move on to the next person because I’d know quick that he wasn’t worth having around.

When dating I have the same feeling about cat women...not worth having around...they are always a few bricks shy of a full load...:o)

109 posted on 10/20/2009 7:58:29 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: gore_sux_2000
whoops I meant to say THREE cats! ah well, that still isn’t many to me....it would be another thing if she had a houseful of them. Good test for bringing a date around!

Three cats IS a houseful to me....

110 posted on 10/20/2009 7:59:48 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: Dysart

There is a chapter in M. Scott Peck’s “Road Less Traveled” about people that love pets just a little too much...it is a psychological problem...a need for control...problem with relating to humans...etc...
I had a friend who was going to have one of his cats put to sleep because it didn’t use the litter box as was getting old...he fancied himself the pet lover but was really a total control freak.


111 posted on 10/20/2009 8:03:56 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: brytlea

I think some kids are just afraid of big dogs. Your retriever is probably as gentle as my lab.


112 posted on 10/20/2009 8:16:53 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Bigg Red

Yes, I guess that’s it. I’m sure there’s a reason, maybe they have been bitten or menaced by a big dog. I was always drawn to animals as a kid. But I find a lot of people who draw AWAY from my dog (I keep her leashed off my property and I don’t let her approach strangers unless they show an interest). It just surprises me how many people shrink away from her.


113 posted on 10/20/2009 8:27:13 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Fawn

Almost nothing stinks worse than cat urine. Perhaps if you’re around cats a lot you get immune to the smell. It’s even gross if they just use the garden as a litter box. Every time it rains? Eau De Kitty Cat.


114 posted on 10/20/2009 8:30:05 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Dysart

I have two cats.
I’m not a crazy cat lady.

Maybe a little crazy, but for sure I ain’t no lady.


115 posted on 10/20/2009 8:31:08 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Biggirl
I breaks my heart to think of losing a precious animal. We had to have our adopted stray, Emily, who we had for 15 years, put to sleep because she suffered from cancer. She was my best friend! I am consoled in knowing that the life we were able to give her was so much better than a life on the cruel streets. She was well cared for and very well loved, she had a great life and we cherish her memory.

I know they don't live forever, so I feel whatever we can do to help them and protect and love them for the short time they are in our lives the more they enrich ours. We now have two (6 years and 1 year - today - Happy Birthday, Beaux!)


116 posted on 10/20/2009 10:12:19 AM PDT by boatbums (Pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life!)
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To: boatbums

What a beautiful cat!
I know it’s hard to lose them. We had a cat when I was a kid, she was the funniest thing. We gave her to another family when we moved away (hey, I was a kid, it wasn’t my choice!) and she later died of feline leukemia. I was sad even tho I had not seen her for a couple of years.


117 posted on 10/20/2009 10:16:20 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

Nothing smells worse than cat urine? HAve you noticed your doggie breath recently?? :)


118 posted on 10/20/2009 10:22:50 AM PDT by Fawn
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To: Fawn

Yes, she loves to breathe in my face. But, no, I will take even BAD dog breath to cat urine. And the nice thing is, no one else has to smell my dog’s breath, but cat urine, if they make a habit of using people’s gardens for toilets EVERYONE gets to share the joy. :)


119 posted on 10/20/2009 10:28:44 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea
I have cats behind my house and never smell the urine....I suppose if you have 25 cats peeing in one place outside it might smell....
Thing about dog owners, there whole house smells bad.... My one friend has 2 dogs, sheets all over the furniture and on the rug...still smells like dog when you walk in the door or in her car. I remember as a kid how we would wash our dogs and the first thing they do is look for a poop pile and roll in it. Cats are very clean and keep themselve clean. You can't win this argument....dogs smell in a house is 100 times worse than any cat litter box.
120 posted on 10/20/2009 11:35:36 AM PDT by Fawn
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To: Fawn

I’m sorry that you had such bad dogs! But, I wash my dogs with doggie soap, cats wash themselves with cat spit! And if you cannot smell cat urine, perhaps you have a sinus problem! ;)


121 posted on 10/20/2009 11:40:00 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

All dogs are the same, some smell more and slobber more ...all over the furniture, car windows, floors and walls.... Cat spit is sanitary and doesn’t smell. Cats always smell good...dogs always smell bad (except for 2 minutes after a bath)—unless of course you smell their breath in those 2 minutes because they love to eat sh*t.


122 posted on 10/20/2009 11:45:32 AM PDT by Fawn
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123 posted on 10/20/2009 11:49:44 AM PDT by Fawn
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To: Fawn

Sweetie, you continue to live in Fawnworld. It seems to make you happy. :)


124 posted on 10/20/2009 1:16:12 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

I just know animals dearie.....


125 posted on 10/20/2009 5:46:12 PM PDT by Fawn
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To: Fawn

Not as well as you think you do. :)


126 posted on 10/20/2009 5:56:45 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

I’ve owned tons of different animals through the years, traop, foster, feed and work with a shelter....you?


127 posted on 10/21/2009 8:19:58 AM PDT by Fawn
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To: Fawn

traop?
You know Fawn, we’ve had this discussion before, and frankly, anyone who cares can read your posts and decide for themselves. So, I will let you have the last word because it seems to be really important to you and I’m a nice person. Have a wonderful day. :)


128 posted on 10/21/2009 9:01:43 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

I guess you realize that what I’m talking about is legit. You aren’t that nice of a person, since you trash me and cats alot....you have a nice day too.


129 posted on 10/21/2009 9:24:57 AM PDT by Fawn
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