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post #1 of 14
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I was just thinking this morning when I woke up that it really had been a long time (over a week) since I'd last had a cuddly time with Nikita. She's not a lapcat but occasionally she'll come and snuggle.

Then when I was about to go and shower she came and promptly jumped in my lap purring and settled down and I got struck by just how amazing it is that we can share our lives with these small furry predators.

They're small wild beasts, not programmed to please and be a part of a pack like dogs, yet they'll happily share their lives with us and trust us, not only enough to let us touch their silky soft fur but to go to sleep on us.

It's easy to take this for granted but really it's an absolutely amazing thing.

I've not even mentioned their other perks like being clean, and not really needing to be housetrained. Social enough so that you can keep more than one if you go about it the right way, easy to feed and fun to play with and the purr, is there a nicer sound than a happy purr?

Anyway it really is wonderous that these small, furry, well armed, sleek, muscular, independent, small carnivorous mammals will happily flop on their bellies purring and let us pet them and enjoying the privilege of getting to share our lives with them.

I wanted to share this thought with someone and I figured here would be one place where I wouldn't get attacked or laughed down.
post #2 of 14
Agree totally - they are amazing - I look at my babies all the time in wonderment!
post #3 of 14
You certainly won't be attacked for that sentiment here. I think its safe to say we all feel the same way.
post #4 of 14
You stated it beautifully.
post #5 of 14
u stated that great...i think we all feel that way about our babies, and even other people kitties as well! I just adore my brothers kitties and they love it when I come over just as much as the kids But u put that so wonderfully, I sure am gonna miss my kits tonite
post #6 of 14
And it works the other way too.

What they think...
These people are amazing. They can open doors that I can't possibly figure out, or be strong enough to do myself. They make food appear out of nowhere, and then offer it to me without me doing anything to get it but look at them. They are so easy! They invite me up to their lap, and brush and pet me, scratch my head, give me backrubs, and comment every time I do something. They find my toys under the couch and give them back to me to lose again. They play music for my enjoyment, even if I don't like everything they select.

They don't let me do everything or let me eat everything I want, but overall, they're really OK people. Glad I have them here in my home.
post #7 of 14
So totally true. you know when you are walking up to or past a cat, or carrying anything they usually scatter, well, Had doesn't even move. she stands or sits there compleatly trusting that i won't step, kick, or drop anything on her. even when she knows she's in my way. it is compleatly awesome that she know i won't do anything to hurt her. every time she doesn't move it gives me a warm glow in my heart that she trusts me that much.

i for one wont laugh at you for that sentiment, i compleatly agree with you.
post #8 of 14
you are so right - I get that feeling a lot - as my cats are indoor/outdoor kitties - I feel so honoured that they choose to stay with us
I look at them in my house and think omg - these animals actually choose to be here, sit with me, snuggle with me, come for walks with me, etc, etc

its amazing
post #9 of 14
They are wonderful to have around A year ago that wouldn't have been my opinion, but they do just break down any preconceptions that you have about them in an instant.

Sonic is a very affectionate and cuddly little thing, he loves his humans and wants to be as close to them as possible. Radar is the one who chooses his moments for affection, but when he is in the mood he gives affection with such abandon, and the fact that he's not always glued to me makes those times very special. I really feel that he loves me when he's rolling around in my arms purring and licking
post #10 of 14
Purrrr... I love cats.
It is amazing that a solitary predator like a cat would voluntary seek out us humans. It just seems more special than with a dog, who is programmed to need a leader (don't get me wrong, dogs are nice too ).
It's just.... you're a dog's master, but a cat is your friend.
post #11 of 14
I was a dog lover for years, and now I'd much rather have a cat. I wish that I had some sooner but my mother was allergic and when I got my own place I didn't think I wanted one until my wife convinced me
post #12 of 14
I could watch cats all day... they're so quick and powerful and... fluffy.
post #13 of 14
i have this little book of quotes about cats. and there is a few that i want to share(my sig is one too).

it is easy to understand why the cat has eclipsed the dog as modern America's favorite pet. People like pets to possess the same qualities they do. Cats are irresponsible and recognize no authority, yet are completely dependent on others for their material needs. Cats cannot be made to do anything useful. Cats are mean for the fun of it. In fact, cats posses so many of the same qualities as people that it is often hard to ell the people and the cats apart.
-P.J. O'Rourke, American Writer

[Cats] are quite as intelligent as dogs, and are devoid of the yielding obsequiousness, , the ridiculous sense of importance, and the revolting coarseness of these latter animals. Cats are dainty Patricians, whereas dogs, whatever their social status... are irredeemably vulgar.
-Pierre Lote, French writer

If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer.
-A.N. Whitehead, English philosopher and mathematician

It may be noticed that i use the word "guardianship" in preference to "ownership" of a cat. "Ownership" implies authority over body and soul. A dog, in its devotion, will of its own free will, accept this authority; a cat, never.
-Marguerite Steen, American writer.

Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.
-W. L. George, American writer.

Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.
-Jim Davis, American Cartoonist

It was difficult to be vexed by a creature that burst into a chorus of purring as soon as i spoke to him.
-Philip Brown, English writer

A house without a cat, and a well-fed well-petted, and a properly revered cat, my be a perfect house, perhaps, but how can it prove it's title?
-Mark Twain, American writer

it is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating little friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
-Agnes Repplier, American writer and criticc
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
These quotes are great and yep I obviously agree with all of you.

I pretty much said it all in my original post
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