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6 signs your cat owns you
Vet Street via MSN Living ^ | Caroline Golon

Posted on 05/16/2014 3:35:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Are you a cat owner? Are you sure about that? Who caters to her resident feline's every need? Who dotes upon her demanding little dictator? Who can be put in her place with just one look of disdain from the kitty in the corner?

If any of the following scenarios sound familiar, the "owner" status in your home may have shifted without your even realizing it.

(Excerpt) Read more at living.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Thanks, Anonymous Sender-Inner!
1 posted on 05/16/2014 3:35:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 05/16/2014 3:35:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dogs have owners, Cats have staff.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 3:36:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

Damn! So THAT”s my problem! (Guilty on all counts.)


4 posted on 05/16/2014 3:37:14 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Slings and Arrows
Sign #7


5 posted on 05/16/2014 3:40:54 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: dfwgator
Dogs have owners, Cats have staff.

That's why DOGS are helper dogs, lead the blind, fetch for the bed-ridden and other tasks. God gave them to us as a TREMENDOUS gift!

Cats are pillows that poop. I love'em too!

6 posted on 05/16/2014 3:44:03 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Slings and Arrows

7 posted on 05/16/2014 3:45:25 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have suffer the wrath of both of my cats....both with angry scowls and stiffly sitting body language...when attempting to slip dry kibbles in their feed bowls at meal time......instead of those little cans of Fancy Feast....with all the gravy and juices that they looooove so much. That’s all I ever give them anymore....so they trained me well.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 3:45:34 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: TigersEye

The answer to this question determines everything:

Who scoops whose poop?


9 posted on 05/16/2014 3:46:09 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: pallmallman

My cats looooovvveee Fancy Feast... for awhile. And then, suddenly, they give me the insulted look when they abruptly change their minds about the flavor they’d always loved. Don’t know if it is the formula being changed by the manufacturer or not, but they demand “variety.”


10 posted on 05/16/2014 3:49:28 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude
Mine are the same. One is particularly picky, so if she likes one flavor I stock up only to find that she has gone off it the next week.

Fortunately the other one (a boy) is easier to please.

Adore them both!!

11 posted on 05/16/2014 3:52:55 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Gill - Tea


12 posted on 05/16/2014 3:52:58 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
1. The Cat Eats What the Cat Wants to Eat
Yes.

2. You Don’t Move the Cat — Ever

No. I pick him up and move him anytime I need to. Exception: I do not bother him when he is in the litter box.

3. You Just Keep Buying Cat Toys
Nope. He has his sparkly balls and that is it.

4. There’s a Cupboard Full of Cat Stuff
Cat food, litter, baking soda, catnip, hairball treats, brush, tooth brush, paste, harness, leash and sparkly balls. A small cupboard.

5. Your Phone Is Full of Cat Photos
No. But to be fair I don't keep photos on my phone.

6. You Maintain Multiple Water Sources
One water fountain. But then the house is not that big.

13 posted on 05/16/2014 3:53:13 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: fwdude

Yeah, their tastes are constantly changing....like when I slip my older cat his heart medicine in those handy “Pill Pockets”...he’ll suddenly tire of the tase of Pill Pockets and I’m back stuffing his pills in those little Temptation snacks again.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 3:53:46 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s breathing.

The rest is filler.

;)


15 posted on 05/16/2014 4:02:33 PM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: fwdude

LOL So true!


16 posted on 05/16/2014 4:05:47 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

1st sign is....you have a cat.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 4:08:00 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow

I believe I stated this some time ago, “You own your dog, your cat tolerates you”.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 4:09:57 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: dfwgator

Declaw them, and you are in charge again.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 4:21:40 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: pallmallman

Fancy Feast or bust in our household.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 4:30:53 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Slings and Arrows
Well there.....enjoy this video of a cat using its head..
21 posted on 05/16/2014 4:32:10 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Ouderkirk
My second cat, Missy (aka Princess) decided she deserved my spot on the family room/TV couch. I lost my original spot too, but that's another story best left alone.
I procrastinated for a long time until I realized what the furball was doing.
So I started removing her when I wanted my spot, her protestations notwithstanding. She now inhabits the footrest of my recliner, but when she hears me operate the down button, she just jumps down. When I return, she hops back up.

Who decided cats can't be trained?

22 posted on 05/16/2014 4:34:36 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: fwdude

No need to worry it is not a change in the FANCY FEAST my kitties LOVE Fancy Feast they ARE exactly the same they MUST HAVE a variety!!!!! Same with their kitty treats will gobble up one kind one day next
day nose is turned up until they get something THEY FEEL LIKE HAVING!!!!!


23 posted on 05/16/2014 4:37:53 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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24 posted on 05/16/2014 4:50:29 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Ouderkirk

If you have one or more large dogs around the house, declawing a cats a bad idea. She needs the claws to keep the dogs in line.


25 posted on 05/16/2014 5:18:36 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
I do not bother him when he is in the litter box.

Wise choice.

26 posted on 05/16/2014 6:09:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: publius911

I like cats, my parents didn’t care for them. They let me keep ths cat. I named her Kaeki, Hawaiian for baby. She was an outdoor cat, going in or out as she pleased. She used to climb up the old California oak, across the garage to my bedroom window and cry to be let in to sleep on my bed with me. I haven’t had a cat since.


27 posted on 05/16/2014 6:10:14 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: BenLurkin
I think so. :)

But I have had to pick him up from time to time when he is eating. He makes a little "meow" and that is it.

28 posted on 05/16/2014 6:21:07 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My wife is guilty of all six of these (but of course I am not!).


29 posted on 05/16/2014 7:00:59 PM PDT by bluetick (If you're going to err, err on the side of liberty.)
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To: ken5050

*shrug* He’s French.


30 posted on 05/16/2014 7:11:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

We have a cat who spends most of his day outside, very close to our house but outside. But he’s in as soon as it starts getting dark and wants in his basement with his cat box and I’m pretty sure he saves all his business for for the cat box because it needs regular daily cleaning. We try to convince him to go outside but he’s not having it.


31 posted on 05/16/2014 7:54:45 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: pallmallman

I slice a thin piece of extra-sharp cheddar for a pill wrap OR bathe the pill in unsalted butter. Those pills go down, no problem!


32 posted on 05/16/2014 8:03:19 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: pallmallman

I slice a thin piece of extra-sharp cheddar for a pill wrap OR bathe the pill in unsalted butter. Those pills go down, no problem!


33 posted on 05/16/2014 8:06:59 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: windcliff

Ha...Wellness Minced Chicken here...With a little sprinkled Stella & Cheweys dried fish


34 posted on 05/16/2014 8:12:29 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: windcliff

Ha...Wellness Minced Chicken here...With a little sprinkled Stella & Cheweys dried fish


35 posted on 05/16/2014 8:12:31 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

36 posted on 05/16/2014 8:26:58 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This is just so.... me.

I don’t have a cat, but I occassionally “baby sit” for a friend when she goes on vacation. Later this year, they’re going out of the country, so I’ll get to have “little fuzzy butt” for about a month.

The very first night she spent at home with me, we hung out watching tv together, with her sitting between my legs. I was trying to figure out who to get her off my chair so I could get up to go to bed, and I just said, “OK, time for bed,” and she got up and ran into my bedroom (remember, this was the first time she had ever stayed with me!) I get into the bedroom and she’s sitting in the center of the bed, just waiting for me to get in!

I got into bed, pulled the covers up, and she got up on my chest so I could pet her for a few minutes, and when she had enough, she curled up between my legs and went to sleep.

That first night, at about 4:45am, she woke me up by bumping my chin with her head. So I thought she wanted food, and this wasn’t going to work. So I shambled into the kitchen, and her food and water bowls were full. I went back into my room and she was sitting in the middle of my bed again waiting for me to get in, so I could pet her some more. A few minutes of petting later, she curled up between my knees again, and was back asleep.

She had me trained that very first night!

I’ve got a framed photo of her on my fireplace mantle, and she’s the wallpaper on my phone.

I’m hopeless.

Mark


37 posted on 05/16/2014 8:59:04 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Salamander

You’re telling secrets, you know.


38 posted on 05/17/2014 1:43:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

39 posted on 05/17/2014 1:47:06 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: Daffynition

That’ll buff right out.


40 posted on 05/17/2014 1:48:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MarkL

Sounds like kitty has adopted you.


41 posted on 05/17/2014 1:49:27 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
LOL


42 posted on 05/17/2014 1:51:51 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: Daffynition

Everything’s cuter with kittens.


43 posted on 05/17/2014 1:54:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SatinDoll

Very interesting...thanks for the tip...It’s time for a new approach for pill ritual.


44 posted on 05/17/2014 5:20:37 AM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL..that’s good....thanks..


45 posted on 05/17/2014 5:40:19 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Sounds like kitty has adopted you.

She did! I had spent some time visiting the kitty's owner on occasion, and we always got along, but she REALLY liked spending time with me. I felt so guilty going to work in the mornings, and when I got home after work, I'd come in and she'd be nowhere to be found, but as soon as I called her she'd come running into the living room and sit down next to my recliner so I could get into it, and she'd jump into my lap!

I had her as I was getting more and more sick, so it's been more than a year since I've seen her. I'm trying to make arrangements to get over to see her, and looking forward to baby sitting her again.

Mark

46 posted on 05/17/2014 8:52:53 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

one they forgot, if you travel with your cat, they get the front seat and your passengers sit in the back and your cat has their own suitcase.

My cat totally owns me.


47 posted on 05/17/2014 1:16:37 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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