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post #1 of 19
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So, I am new here and really glad to have found this forum. I have had my precious boy Willie for about 5 days now and I have to say he has just totally changed my life. We met at the shelter a week ago today, and even though I hadn't planned on adopting an animal, I couldn't say no to Willie. I've always been a little afraid of cats and considered myself a "dog person." But, I think I must be in love with my cat! I think about him all day when I'm at work and I just think he's the greatest cat in the whole world! Of course, I'm sure everyone else thinks that about their cats too. I love how soft and beautiful his fur is, how he graciously let me trim his claws today, how he head-butts my face when I pick him up and how he buries his head in the crook of my arm when I'm holding him! There are so many other things that I just love about him too!! Is this true kitty-love or what!??

Candace
post #2 of 19
Be careful Candance this is where there is a slippery slope of adding more
post #3 of 19
Oh yes! Willie owns YOU now!

Congratulations! It is a wonderful relationship that you are embarking on now.
post #4 of 19
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Be careful Candance this is where there is a slippery slope of adding more

The thought HAS crossed my mind... Willie came from a home with several cats and I can't help but believe he is lonely sometimes (esp at nighttime).
post #5 of 19
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The thought HAS crossed my mind... Willie came from a home with several cats and I can't help but believe he is lonely sometimes (esp at nighttime).
Well then if he is lonely, then certainly get him a companion, but just one.

Im teasing, but truthfully, some cats do well with another kitty companion and then you get to fill your heart x2.
post #6 of 19
Candace, you have indeed been struck by the kitty love-bug!

I also thought I was a "dog person" until our first entered our lives, very shortly followed by our second. Now we have 5. And just when you think that your heart will just burst with love when you look at one, you realize that your heart has enough love for more if you can physically and financially handle it.

Congratulations to you and Willie! Sounds like a match made in heaven!
post #7 of 19
My wife had had cats around, even technically had a cat of her own, but she was never really a "cat person" until we got married. We had only been married a few months when we picked up a little stray cat, and that cat turned her into a cat lover. She can't stand going to the shelter with me; she wants to bring them all home!

There is nothing like something warm and furry purring next to you to comfort you and calm you.
post #8 of 19
I was a "dog person" myself, even though I had cats at different points in my childhood. I started working at a shelter where I was with cats all day. Before that I was one of those that thought cats were "boring" and "independent". Boy was I wrong! I've loved cats ever since. My fiance and I have 2 kitties now.
post #9 of 19


I can't imagine a home without a kitty in it. My 2, Chynna and Abby bring me so much joy.
post #10 of 19
I am on the same boat. My first cat was a stray that I adopted only four years ago, so I'm still a relatively new "cat mom". Before that, I never considered cats and was even quite scared of them, scared that they might jump and claw my face. Come to find out that they're such lovers. Their purr is so soothing. They're such wonderful companions. I love my babies, and I think of them often at work.

It's funny... I made a phone call to the vet when I had to get Kelly fixed and wrote some notes on a post-it that someone also wrote their notes on afterward and taped on the desk. That note stayed there for a while, and every time I saw it, I giggled when I thought of Kelly and how a note about her is taped up at my work.
post #11 of 19
I used to consider myself a dog person too, until Cassie and her babies came along and changed my perception of cats. I used to think cats are so aloof that they would make boring pets because they couldn't be bothered with humans. Oh how wrong I was! Now I'm hooked on cats and can't wait to have one (or two... or three...) of my own
post #12 of 19
I think people who think they aren't " a cat person " just haven't met the right cat. Cats are too cool.
post #13 of 19
When I was very young, we had a dog. I always wanted a cat (so soft and furry, cuddling in bed). My father wasn't so keen on the idea. When I was in highschool my mother finally agreed I could have a cat. We adopted a 1-1/2 year old Persian/Manx mix, Goliath. Though he was confined to my room at night, he appeared to prefer my mother and one of my brothers. However, every morning my dad would open the door to let Goliath out and the two of them would share the early quiet (my dad left quite early for work). Ever after, my dad became a "cat" person. I, of course, have always been hooked.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by firedancer722 View Post
So, I am new here and really glad to have found this forum. I have had my precious boy Willie for about 5 days now and I have to say he has just totally changed my life. We met at the shelter a week ago today, and even though I hadn't planned on adopting an animal, I couldn't say no to Willie. I've always been a little afraid of cats and considered myself a "dog person." But, I think I must be in love with my cat! I think about him all day when I'm at work and I just think he's the greatest cat in the whole world! Of course, I'm sure everyone else thinks that about their cats too. I love how soft and beautiful his fur is, how he graciously let me trim his claws today, how he head-butts my face when I pick him up and how he buries his head in the crook of my arm when I'm holding him! There are so many other things that I just love about him too!! Is this true kitty-love or what!??

Candace
Candace, there is no doubt that Willie is the greatest cat in the whole world!
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
Willie CONTINUES to do the CUTEST things ever. Last night I was sitting on the couch and Willie climbed up and snuggled first, then he got up on the back of the couch and stretched out. I turned around to look at him and he moved one of his hind legs and rested it on my shoulder!! When I go to bed at night, he curls up right beside me and goes to sleep. When I wake in the morning, he moves from the foot of the bed and walks to me to be petted and loved on. I just don't see how any cat could be better than Willie!!!
post #16 of 19
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I think people who think they aren't " a cat person " just haven't met the right cat. Cats are too cool.
Absolutely. And well proved by our RB boy Gryphon and my Dad, who would never have hurt a cat, but wasn't much interested in them -- until Gryph wrapped him around his paw.
post #17 of 19
When I was younger, I always liked the idea of being a pet owner but the reality of it was that I didn't think I could ever cope with stuff like fur all over the place and cleaning out litter trays etc. It all sounded a bit disgusting to me.

Then I met my husband and his cat Mittens. The first few weeks were a huge novelty to me as I had the joys of being a cat owner but not the hassle or the cares. When we moved in together, our first year together was really hairy as we frequently used to fight over Mittens and the mess she made of my flat - I just couldn't get used to the fur on the bed and sofas or the litter tray. I used to give him ultimatums - either Mittens went or I went. Luckily, I lost every time. The first time we went on holiday after we moved in together, I felt really odd. It took me a few days before I realised it was because I was missing Mittens!!

Our love affair began the moment we got back from holiday and I've never looked back. She taught me so much about unconditional love and compassion and I can't believe that there was ever a time when I wanted my husband to get rid of her!

11 years have past and sadly, Mittens crossed the rainbow bridge 3 years ago. It's taken 2 little kitties to fill the void in my heart left by Mittens passing and I could never imagine not having a cat in my life now
post #18 of 19
I too have had cats & dogs all my life. When my last cat moved in with my mum, I thought I would be happy to be a dog person. Then my son brought home this little 3 w/o kitten he had seen dumped. I hand raised her & now I'm hooked all over again.
post #19 of 19
I caught the cat bug too

Glad you found this place, you can be cat crazy as you want to be!
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