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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: FDNYRHEROES

He must be one very busy boy.


41 posted on 10/18/2009 7:55:03 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: shibumi
Any man could learn to love cats,
with the right sort of motivation .....


42 posted on 10/18/2009 7:55:53 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Dysart
He must be one very busy boy.

Or very confused...

43 posted on 10/18/2009 7:57:28 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: Dysart

I don’t see what the problem is with the girl in the article, she only has 1 cat. I used to have 2, now I just have 1 and she is plenty! She’s too used to having the run of the household for me to get another.


44 posted on 10/18/2009 8:01:55 PM PDT by gore_sux_2000
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To: FDNYRHEROES
Try this one on for size....
1 in 3,000 Calico cats is a male...

Isn’t that because the gene coding for hair color
is on the x-chromosome,
which is randomly suppressed from one cell to another.
Hence heterochromia in females only

A process not possible in males (only one x-chromosome)

45 posted on 10/18/2009 8:02:27 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Dysart

When I met Mrs. RQSR in 1975 she had two dogs and a BIG black cat that loved me instantly. We were married three years later...me and Mrs. RQSR that is, not the cat.

Anyway since that time we’ve had a total of 30 dogs, and only the good lord knows how many cats have come and gone in our lives, but we are currently down to 14 cats here at the ranch that we claim as ours, with at least three or four more that visit on a daily basis from who knows where.

The cats are fun. They are a problem once in awhile, but mostly just get ‘em fixed, feed them the cheapest food you can buy, never give them the good stuff ever, pet them when they tell you they need a hug, and everything is just fine.


46 posted on 10/18/2009 8:02:47 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Dysart

Time for someone to drag out the .gif where the cat paws at a guy who’s apparently hung himself and the body slowly, slowly twists in the wind...


47 posted on 10/18/2009 8:02:59 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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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!


48 posted on 10/18/2009 8:06:05 PM PDT by gore_sux_2000
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To: Mr Inviso
“Weird thing going on in my neighborhood is these cats that belong to other families but spend most of their time at my house and vice versa, our cats will be gone for 2 or 3 days at a time obviously doing the same thing.”

I can't say for sure...but I've heard it said that domestic cats generally confine their travels to a 4-acre square area from their home...

49 posted on 10/18/2009 8:13:47 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: Dysart
"a freelance marketer"

aka unemployed

50 posted on 10/18/2009 8:22:00 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: Dysart; All

how cats wake their owners up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NvN1EVvAdA


51 posted on 10/18/2009 8:29:02 PM PDT by dynachrome (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: eggman

Yes, you are right. Danger is another reason.


52 posted on 10/18/2009 8:35:20 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Dysart

My daughter used to travel a lot and has a lot of interesting stories. One time she boarded the plane and sat down next to a lady who was nursing her baby, a blanket covering the baby for modesty. She was friendly enough and my daughter carried on a conversation with her until the nursing was done and the lady removed the blanket to reveal that her ‘baby’ was a cat.


53 posted on 10/18/2009 8:38:55 PM PDT by saint
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To: HangnJudge

Ahhhhh


54 posted on 10/18/2009 9:47:22 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: HangnJudge

That is so cool.


55 posted on 10/18/2009 9:49:02 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: HangnJudge

Oh, what a lovely pic ... yes, even bad boys love kitties! lOL!

My late lamented little Georgina looked just like the cat in tha photo. Sure do miss that little fuzzball. Best cat ever. She would ride on my shoulder for hours and just purr. (And occasionally drool.)


56 posted on 10/18/2009 9:57:57 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (PETRAEUS IN 2012 .... Pass it on!)
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To: Dysart
Where is the shopping cart in that depiction?

I got one at a place called ArchieMcPhee for a close relative who is a crazy cat lady. Fortunately she has a sense of humor. They're a little cheaper on Amazon.

57 posted on 10/18/2009 11:06:23 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: Dysart

58 posted on 10/18/2009 11:48:47 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Dysart

OK. It just dawned on me that you meant a real shopping cart. My observation is that crazy cat ladies and bag ladies are two different things. The person I referred to earlier owns their own house and car.


59 posted on 10/19/2009 2:23:01 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: Dysart
This article is timely given that Halloween is just around the corner. It's the time of year when some might think of some women and their cats. :) BOO!


60 posted on 10/19/2009 2:55:51 AM PDT by Mila
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