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In Defense of Cats: Those Toxic Planet-Killing Pets
Shine from Yahoo! ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | Piper Weiss

Posted on 02/11/2013 11:33:51 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

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Why is everyone hating on cats? Some guy in New Zealand wants them banned from his country. Some other guy in England says they're destroying the planet. And now a study in the U.S. has earned cats the title of "cold blooded killers."

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Is this really grounds for all the cat hate? Perhaps, fellow cat lovers, we've forgotten why these pets exist in the first place: to perch in teacups and fill our calendars with joy. Really--cups or no--they're actually good for our emotional and mental health.

Cat owners have better hearts. Their babies have sturdier immune systems. And everyone's generally more relaxed than they would be if they were being woken up by a particularly loud bird, or if they were being asked in dog-face "why would you abandon me again?" every time they left for work.

Cats use their vocal cords efficiently and systematically. They don't require all of your energy, because they're not as emotionally needy as other pets. That means they're energy-savers. How's that for green?

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Let's stop the anti-cat sentiment before someone tries to ban kittens here. We owe it to our cats. Not just because we've exploited them, and not because they care about what we think (most of them don't even keep up with the news), but because they're smarter than us. At least those 80 million feral cats killing birds put the work in before they feast. You know what mine does when he's hungry? He points his face at me in between naps. Someday these creatures are going to rule the world--if they don't already.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
No cats, no Internet. This is FACT.
1 posted on 02/11/2013 11:34:01 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 02/11/2013 11:37:27 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
And what will substitute the cuteness that would be missing?


4 posted on 02/11/2013 11:49:22 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Whats up Dog?


5 posted on 02/11/2013 11:49:38 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Daffynition
Awww! Be sure to check out these kittens.
6 posted on 02/11/2013 11:53:33 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bubbles got it right. Kitties are so nice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMh-SWmR0ME


7 posted on 02/12/2013 12:03:05 AM PST by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Don’t buy this. It’s Obama’s low paid, low info trolls out there to disrupt.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 12:36:27 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Slings and Arrows

These haters are against cats because cats recognize and exterminate vermin, whether 2, 4, or many legged.


9 posted on 02/12/2013 1:11:36 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch

That’s why they’re FR’s official trollhunters.


10 posted on 02/12/2013 1:15:52 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Exactly! Even Cordwainer Smith recognized their abilities, including discernment, and partnered them with Pinlighters, to destroy the Dragons attacking planoforming starships from Under space itself.


11 posted on 02/12/2013 1:46:55 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My big, black cat is very sociable and needy. One funny thing he does is jump onto the highest thing he can find, then he makes himself as flat as possible so he can be petted.

Very adorable.


12 posted on 02/12/2013 1:56:16 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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Lulu the kitten and Buffy the attack cat
13 posted on 02/12/2013 1:59:09 AM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Oh, I remember that one! Great story!


14 posted on 02/12/2013 2:32:39 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Jonty30

One of mine will stretch herself as long as possible, to maximize petting space. They do have their quirks.


15 posted on 02/12/2013 2:34:13 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Maurice Tift

Aww! What aq couple of cuties!


16 posted on 02/12/2013 2:34:56 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I can assure you that just thirty minutes of cat allergy would change this author’s tune radically!


17 posted on 02/12/2013 2:42:27 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: wastoute

I used to be severely allergic to cats (and other things). Got shots for years and now have no problems. But you are right, the allergies are horrible.


18 posted on 02/12/2013 4:26:20 AM PST by stratboy
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have cats because God meant me to have cats. What else needs to be said?


19 posted on 02/12/2013 4:31:01 AM PST by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Purrrrrr-fect!!!!


20 posted on 02/12/2013 7:19:14 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"has earned cats the title of "cold blooded killers."

I'm not seeing the problem......

21 posted on 02/12/2013 7:51:08 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Jonty30; Slings and Arrows

Here’s some extreme cuteness from a very demanding, er, polite cat....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQS0DsfGLYc&feature=player_embedded


22 posted on 02/12/2013 7:53:45 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Slings and Arrows

my cat practices and stores for future use both vocalizations and activities designed to make us go “awe, baby, let me pet you”. Then that trill of triumph!


23 posted on 02/12/2013 8:10:54 AM PST by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: jdub

Sneaky lil’ sods, aren’t they? ;^)


24 posted on 02/12/2013 11:55:20 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Insistent Cat is Insistent.


25 posted on 02/12/2013 12:03:56 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition
And what will substitute the cuteness that would be missing?


26 posted on 02/12/2013 12:10:52 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Insistent Cat is Insistent.

One of mine is Vomit Cat. And she wonders why she's always hungry.

27 posted on 02/12/2013 7:30:55 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....I want a bailout!!!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I have her distant cousin.


28 posted on 02/12/2013 7:46:44 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Fresh Wind
OMG...your image brings back memories of when our 3 boys were young 'uns.

We started out [as most parents do] with hamsters. The *rule* was they had to take care of them...and *NOT* to let the males in with the lone female. {How dumb is that?] well, one morning, we're sitting at breakfast and one of the boys asked: *where is *Kissing-Lady-On-A-Bridge-With-A-Mustashe*? [Yep, that was her name!]....we looked under a mound of cedar shavings...and there they were.....21 little pink pencil erasers!...just like your kitts, only much, much smaller. Oy!

Thanks for the trip down memory lane FW. :)

29 posted on 02/13/2013 12:12:43 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cats not only are our companions, but they keep the rodents away, which would if left unchecked spread bubonic plaudge. :)=^..^-


30 posted on 02/13/2013 1:21:18 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

I can testify that, since I first owned cats, I have not had the bubonic plague.


31 posted on 02/13/2013 2:05:46 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Maurice Tift

Is that a “catio”? :-)


32 posted on 03/03/2013 10:13:27 AM PST by sistabrista
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To: sistabrista

Yes - ‘catio’ is a good word for it. The lounge chair, treehouse and director seats are for the cats.


33 posted on 03/03/2013 5:46:05 PM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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