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when did you know you transformed your S/O into a cat lover?

post #1 of 25
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well i knew for a while b/c he fusses over the "kids" as much as i do. When i mention adding another addition to the family he is just as excited as i am.

but the other day this little convo we had totally gave it away:

me: "honey, maybe someday we will get a puppy."

BF: "nawww.....i just like cats"
post #2 of 25
when i first dated DH i lived by myself in an apartment that didn't allow cats. we were talking one day and i mentioned that i loved cats all my life and his response was 'cats....what good are they?' he moved in a few weeks later and 3 months after that he came home from work (he works for the railroad) and had a 4 week old kitten somebody had found locked in one of the boxcars. we stayed in that apartment for 4 more years without the landlord ever finding out about the cat. that was 16 years ago and now we have 9 cats.
post #3 of 25
I didn't have to do the transforming. He was a cat lover when we met, and he was the one who was trying to convince me to get a cat! Then a little kitten got trapped between the walls of our apartment building, and when she popped her head through the hole that we busted in the wall of our bedroom...I was immediately turned into a cat lover! I had been raised with dogs and had never really known cats. I was an animal lover but not necessarily a cat lover.

But seriously...could anyone not be a cat lover after saving this little one from almost certain death? (We still have no idea how she got there, but she had been screaming for her mama for at least 6 hours before she got brave enough to come through the hole, and only the smell of tuna and her hunger overcame the fear of a feral baby kitten.)

post #4 of 25
Lol i was the one that needed transforming..... we had 3 cats but i was always the dog, reptile, fish anthing but cat lover..... our friend was telling us about maine coons and how awesome they were and i started looking online at them out of curiosity.... then a few days later a maine coon (along with its little friend) came up on craigslist free to a good home so I emailed them and got pics and was like ummmm hun u want more cats.... so i went to get them and from the moment i saw Casey he was gonna be my baby..... so here i am still love the other critters but now also cats lol
post #5 of 25
LOL. I haven't yet, and doubt that I ever will

He tolerates my pets, and that's really all I can ask for, considerring I have 66 snakes, 2 bearded dragons, fish, a dog, and currently 3 cats (still dunno if I'll be able to keep both the kittens).

He helps me out, cleaning/feeding snakes.... held Kizzy while I cut out a mat, etc. That's good considerring he would prefer no animals.
post #6 of 25
My hubby never knew what it was like to have a cat until he met me!!! He absolutely loves cats. Sometimes he'll be on the road and will call me to tell me he saw a cat,sends me pics, rides around with food in his car just in case he runs into a cat, calls me before leaving work to make sure we dont need to pick up anything for the "kids" and more.

I'm glad he understands my love for cats and will never ever tell me no about getting another cat! I eventually want more kitties!
post #7 of 25
My SO has always been super awesome, and has always liked cats. One of the things that attracted me to him is that he is very compassionate.
post #8 of 25
With me it was when my special someone started helping me clean the Kitty Litters. He has never complained once & he even offers without prompting! lol and when you have as many cats as me this shows fantastic commitment.

This is taking into consideration the fact that I use 15kg+ or 30lb+ approx of Breeders Choice (recyclable) a week, he doesn't enjoy it but he does it because he cares about helping me and loves them as much as I do. lol. Hell, he even does it when I can't ie work commitments & such.

Also, when we have fights and we start quibbling about "custody rights" LOL! Some are registered to him and some are registered to me, and since I'm the best equipped in the case of us parting to care for them, I put up quite a fight & so does he. lol
post #9 of 25
When we started dating, Rob already had Tigger (RB baby now). Even though he had 2 dogs too (family pets), he told me he was much more a cat person So I didnt need to work too hard to convince him to get 2 cats as our own after Tigger passed away. (We had already planned on adopting 2 of our own when we moved out, but we ended up doing it sooner since we were lonely without a kitty!)
post #10 of 25
It was swapping stories about our cats that brought us together. He was hired to work in my office and we started talking about the cats. He is also better at taking care of the little darlings. The girls always have to remind me to feed them if he's not around.
post #11 of 25
I'd been begging for a cat since day 1 of moving in with my bf, and a year and a half later he finally agreed I could get one. Then 2 months later we finally adopted Genever, and he still seemed reluctant while we were at the shelter, but once we got her home he instantly fell in love with her. Good thing too, since he's been taking care of her the past 3 weeks while I've been across the country dealing with family stuff...

I'm so happy he loves our kitty though, it's so cute to watch them together. I think we both thought he'd just tolerate having a cat in the apartment, but yeah, he fell for her hard.
post #12 of 25
I know this will sound bad, but when he said, "I love you, jerk," to Scotty one day.
post #13 of 25
I knew my husband was a cat lover when he wanted to keep one of the last litter of rescue kittens we had (and we have 6 already) this started off as him relenting to me getting one, then two..... I also knew when he started coming home with huge bags of cat food and traps to feed and have the ferals fixed
post #14 of 25
When I caught them all snuggled together on the couch watching tv/napping. He "liked" cats when I met him, but wasn't a "cat person" if that makes any sense. Now he's definitely a cat person.
post #15 of 25
I remember so many instances when it was clear he'd gone from cat hater to cat lover... but what absolutely cemented it was Flowerbelle. He stopped by the vet for whatever reason. A couple came in with this badly injured, very sick, teeney little dirty white kitty - her ears badly sunburned - no bigger than a hand. The receptionist explained that they would help the kitty, if they were willing to take financial responsibility for it. They didn't want to do that. They said they were just going to put her back where they found her. Gary THOUGHT he heard that. The couple left, and he asked Jeannie if that was, in fact, what he heard. She confirmed that. He was out the door like a shot, chased them down the driveway - reached in the car, grabbed the cat, and gave them a piece of his mind.

Laurie
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by littleraven7726 View Post
He "liked" cats when I met him, but wasn't a "cat person" if that makes any sense. Now he's definitely a cat person.
yeah that totally makes sense that's how BF was, one thing that broke him down in the beginning is when he used to stay over my house when he'd get up the next day to leave Sabastian would be all nuzzled up in his jacket
post #17 of 25
I haven't. He loves our kitty and treats her great and likes cat in general, he isn't a hater . He loves all animals. He just isn't a cat lover like he is a doggie lover.
post #18 of 25
Kieran liked cats before we met - he has two but I don't know whether he is considered a cat lover. He thinks I'm crazy and spend too much time away at cat shows though but he will do anything for Flutterby and the girls.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by DarkMavis View Post
I'd been begging for a cat since day 1 of moving in with my bf, and a year and a half later he finally agreed I could get one. Then 2 months later we finally adopted Genever, and he still seemed reluctant while we were at the shelter, but once we got her home he instantly fell in love with her. Good thing too, since he's been taking care of her the past 3 weeks while I've been across the country dealing with family stuff...

I'm so happy he loves our kitty though, it's so cute to watch them together. I think we both thought he'd just tolerate having a cat in the apartment, but yeah, he fell for her hard.
This is my story exactly! I'd been begging for a puppy for three years, after one year I added the "or a cat". I'd been feeding the ferals and strays outside for a long time, I wanted one of those, but he wasn't interested. He wasn't raised with pets and he is so wary of trying new things.

Then this little long haired calico with a short tails shows up and after about a month he tells me she can come in!!! I thought he would just tolerate her, he loves her just as much as I do!! I never in a million years thought I would hear him call himself her daddy, or see him laying on the floor with her, but he does. It's great.
post #20 of 25
My DH converted me. Not that I didn't like cats, and we had some when I was growing up, but I was more of a dog person. But his family all had cats, and I got to know them and their little personalities. Plus we had neighbors in many places where we lived who had cats and the cats would come over to visit us. I don't think I could live with someone who didn't love animals as much as I do.
post #21 of 25
I've always had cats, therefore I would never consider dating, much less living with someone who didn't love them
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Snake_Lady View Post

He tolerates my pets, and that's really all I can ask for, considerring I have 66 snakes, 2 bearded dragons, fish, a dog, and currently 3 cats (still dunno if I'll be able to keep both the kittens).
Did you say 66 snakes? You are snake rich!

DH lovs cats. He's not much into dogs, though he cannot tolerate crueltly to them, either.
post #23 of 25
I really didn't do it, Tailer did. It was the day DH called me at work and told me that he had found a tiny little kitten in a cage behind one of the local municipal buildings that was waiting for animal control to come and put it down, so he stole it. He took it to the vet and had it checked out, dewormed and flea dipped then brought it home. Tailer's been sleeping with us ever since.
post #24 of 25
I lucked out. My better half had a cat already. Also named Peanut. We're both 'animal people' in general tho.

The day he brought home Moo was bliss though
post #25 of 25
My beau has always liked cats, but he was never at my level of love/obsession. He has been severely allergic to cats his whole life. Well, when he got me, he got two cats. He took allergy medication daily. Soon, the cats were like his babies. A few months later, the male cat contracted FIP, which is 100% fatal. My boyfriend cried like a baby over that. A few months later, we saw a big, fat white cat outside. It was winter, so it was very cold and snowy. I said, "I want to help the cat, but we really shouldn't bring him in here. He might be better outside." My boyfriend convinced me that we needed to lure the kitty inside, give him food, and keep him warm. We spent hours outside in the middle of the night in below 0 weather trying to lure that cat inside. Every part of our bodies was numb. I knew he was 100% converted that night.
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