Skip to comments.Scientists believe cats 'sort of domesticated themselves'
Posted on 06/29/2007 8:02:15 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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“Get a cat that acts like a dog. Ours will fetch.”
Wow. We have one (Tommy) that practically raised our two Dachshunds. All three of them will roll around and wrestle in the yard.
Oddly, that cat looks a lot like our cat.
She tolerates being carried around by a sucession of toddlers, and seldom scratches them (even when they deserve it), so she’s OK.
She is not quite the born killer of our previous cat, though. That one would bring me (not Mrs. MWT or the clan) daily offerings of mice and birds.
I live in an all-but-me female household, and we’ve noticed the cats always treat me as the alpha-male of the pride. It’s pretty funny, if annoying, to always have a cat underfoot and/or in-lap.
Now I know why my cat just stares at me at times with that “hey stoopid, I can leave anytime I want but I stay here because I want you to be blessed with my presence” look on her face.
..... the other white meat....
Hmmm, that’s what a tiger or lion might think as they were about to tear you to shreds before devouring you.
Squirrels, rats, voles, shrews, mice, spiders, who knows what species of mold have chosen to live with us. Why not cats.
I thought cats sort of domesticated people...
The Egyptians thought the cats were gods.
The cats agreed.
Cats basically tolerate humans. If the average cat was twice as big as it is, and the average cat owner was only half as big as he is, the owner wouldn’t be an owner.
He/she would be lunch.
Anybody who has watched even the mildest house cat when it’s on the prowl will be astounded by the brutality and indifference.
You know what they say, what goes around comes around.
He has disappeared 4 times so far including this time. Two times, we were called by animal control services due to the chip implant. One time, he was roaming another neighborhood and we found him at our synagogue and carried him home. Later out we found that one of our neighbors said he was hanging out around a neighbor a few blocks away. This time though, it looks like he may be gone for good.
You can't tell me that this cat domesticated himself. (that %$#@* cat).
— Sorry can’t remember whose quote I just stole!
She needs to get a worthwhile hobby. Purposely breeding cats should mean jail time in this world today. Witch.
I was wondering how long it would take for the free cat to come up. Thanks for the laugh.
We had a cat, 30 years ago, that just showed up at the door one day, out of nowhere, walked in like she owned the place, and decided to stay. She lived there for the next five or six years and died. Would bring up snakes and birds and stuff and put them on the front door steps at night.........
It wasn’t up for long.
You have a cat named "Nickel-Metal Hydride"?
Link to the original news article and read about how PETA was outraged by this lady’s cat breeding.
Also...check out some of the comments posted by readers at the end of the article.
We have an Australian Cattle Dog who is obsessed with chasing frisbies. When he was about 8 months old, we took him with us on bike ride across the state of Kansas. I drove the motor home and my husband, four close friends and about 1000 other friends went along. One evening we decided to see how long Barkley would retrive the frisbie. The six of us went at it for about 2 1/2 hours, sitting around eating and drinking beer. We finally got sick of it and told him to go away (other nice trick is if you tell him “out” he leaves). So he went around to other camp sites, dropping the frisbie at people’s feet and kept it going another hour before we finally called him home and put him in the motor home. It was getting dark.
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