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  •  I don't know a thing about cats, but... (14+ / 0-)

    my favorite cat story concerns the stray taken in by my parents. Well, my mom. Neither she nor my dad had ever owned a cat, so my mom raised this cat as she would have raised a dog. It became a fine "watch cat", alerting to people coming up the driveway and other potential bits of excitement.

    The cat grew very attached to my dad, who was in the decline of Alzheimers and found this strange critter a nice source of warmth and attention.

    When my dad passed away, this cat would sit next to his photo for extended periods of time. Ever the scientist, I thought for sure there was some other attraction to that spot: close to a window or a heating vent, perhaps. I had my mom move the photo to other spots and that cat still sat near it.

    I'm still a dog person, but I gotta give that cat some respect on behalf of its species.

    Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

    by cassandracarolina on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 11:37:42 AM PST

    •  I, too, am a dog person but (7+ / 0-)

      was adopted by a B&W cat who came into my life on the day my 13 year old dog, Molly, died in 2003.  He has always been treated like a dog; he rolls over to have his belly rubbed, and comes when called.  When he pesters me for attention, I frequently declare, "Independent my ass!"  I call him Mugsy and love him immeasurably.

      Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

      by Ellen Columbo on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 12:05:53 PM PST

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    •  we had a people loving manx longhair (6+ / 0-)

      Dear Escher would sit by our laptop for hours as we blogged...
      basking in the heat of the vent fan.

      The Manx is a very playful cat as a rule. They can jump higher than anyone could imagine, and it is not unusual to find them perching on the highest point in any room. They have extremely powerful hind quarters. It has been stated by one Manx owner that “Manx are the feline sport cars of the car world with their acceleration and quick turns.” Manx exhibit many dog-like characteristics such as retrieving and burying their toys. They will either be known as a “one person cat” or the “family cat.” However, once they bond with someone, it is difficult for many Manx to be happy in a different home. On the other hand, there are those Manx that readily accept attention from any human source!

      If cats could blog, they wouldn't

      by crystal eyes on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 12:25:14 PM PST

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