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post #1 of 14
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Were you a dog person at first or a cat person?
What animal made you realize that you are bipetual?
post #2 of 14

Omg, I'm lol'ing at the title of this.

 

I was born into a bipetual household! I've had cats and dogs my whole life. Well, we went two years without dogs between 2013 and this year (got a Chihuahua in July). I've always leaned more toward cats though, ever since I was a little kid.

post #3 of 14

I was definitely a dog person at first!  We had a couple family dogs when I was growing up, and then my husband and I had a Chihuahua who we absolutely adored - we had to put him to sleep several years ago and just never got another dog.  He was such a great dog we couldn't imagine any other dog taking his place, so we went several years with no pets at all.

 

When I was a kid, I was pretty much anti-cat  -  a neighbor's cat scratched me up pretty good when I was little, and it made me really dislike cats.  Looking back on it now, the cat was hiding from me underneath a car, and I reached under the car with fingers all outstretched to pet him -  so he might have been playing with me or he might have been scared, idk.   I think that memory travelled with me and I just never liked cats, wasn't remotely interested in getting one as a pet.

 

A couple years ago, I started making friends with this stray orange cat.  I would see her outside when taking out the trash - she was really friendly, so I would stop & pet her when I saw her out there.   That progressed to me feeding her on our porch, then letting her inside the house a few times during the winter to warm up............then on New Years day of 2014, I opened the door for a pizza delivery and Orange Cat zoomed in through the door.  And she has been our 100% indoor kitty ever since.    Of course, she was pregnant, so in march 2014 she had two baby boy kittens.   And we kept them too :lol3:    We love our cat family very much!  They have brought so much joy to our house and I am so very glad that my orange lady befriended me during my garbage runs!!  Definitely consider ourselves cat-people now!

post #4 of 14

I have to admit that I was a dog person most of my life, never even liked cats :jaw:What changed my mind?? well it was adopting my first cat Misty. 

 

She changed my whole life and mind about cats and I have been a cat lover ever since, I still love dogs tho and I always will.  I will always have a cat sharing my home, couldn't live without one now :rub:

post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by TillyDieKatze View Post

Were you a dog person at first or a cat person?
What animal made you realize that you are bipetual?

I've been a cat person since birth. A cat person who up until recently couldn't have cats. My mom hates them and my DH was allergic. :sigh:

 

I've had dogs most of my adult life and they are great but my heart beats for cats. All cats. I've never met a cat I didn't like. :rub:

 

I have 3 cats now and while I do have a dog, she will likely be my last - for a long time at least, maybe ever. She was more my DH's dog. Definitely a daddy's girl. I will care for her for the remainder of her natural life because that's what he'd want. I will have at least one cat for as long as I am able to care for them myself. She's a good dog, don't get me wrong and she's been with us for 11 years but I prefer the company of cats. I always have. I always will. I is what I is. dontknow.gif

post #6 of 14
I grew up with cats, but always loved dogs too. I got my first dog for my 18th birthday - a gorgeous chocolate labrador called Brandy. She definitely converted mum to being bipetual laughing02.gif I'd never want to be without either species now.

In fact, I may even be TRIpetual...I've always loved horses, and have owned them on and off since I was 14. Would hate to be without my current girl - a little Exmoor pony mare...though I may have to make some tough decisions soon frown.gif
post #7 of 14
I had a dog and a cat when I was little, at different times. I like both. I don't have time or space for a dog right now though.
post #8 of 14
I have always been a cat person. I don't remember my childhood without a cat. I had a period of time without one, and actually had a cocker spaniel. But at heart, only a cat person. I loved the dog, but the cats have owned my heart.
post #9 of 14

Oh, I'm omnipetual.  A real pet addict.  There isn't much with fur that I haven't or wouldn't want to have in my home, and a few things with scales.  Not so fond of feathers, but I like them fine for someone else, and was good friends with my friend's Hyacinthine Macaw.  Brillian bird, and a much better talker than most Macaws.

 

I had and lost the Great Doggy Love of My Life early on, and have never really bonded like that with any other dog.  Now I've reached a time in my life where I'm no longer able to give a dog a good life, as long walks are not possible.  Somehow, cats wrap their paws around my soul much more easily.  And ratties.  I'm a fool for ratties.  And they only live about four years, so you're constantly in a state of "good0bye" with them.  I learned so much about being willing to love, knowing it was only for a brief time, from my ratties.  I needed that.

post #10 of 14

I'm just not a dog person, but I particularly love birds and am fond of a number of other pets outside of the top 2.

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by LaRussa View Post
 

I have to admit that I was a dog person most of my life, never even liked cats :jaw:What changed my mind?? well it was adopting my first cat Misty. 

 

She changed my whole life and mind about cats and I have been a cat lover ever since, I still love dogs tho and I always will.  I will always have a cat sharing my home, couldn't live without one now :rub:

 

Same story here!

post #12 of 14

Nope, I'm not a dog person at all.

 

I will dog sit for my inlaws when they go out of town. They have a really cute toy poodle, but I'm always happy to send her home at the end of the weekend so that things can go back to normal and I can stop going outside every two hours to walk the dog for a potty break. LOL!

 

I typically am afraid of dogs, until I know whether they're friendly or not. I've been bitten multiple times.

post #13 of 14
Nope, I'm not super fond of dogs. I don't hate them or anything, I just prefer cats.

The whole going outside every couple hours to let them potty is part of it, but also I don't like the whole barking, licking, jumping thing. I much prefer my calm lap cats. wink.gif
post #14 of 14
I like dogs, but I've never owned one myself. Grew up with a few. I just prefer cats, since my family's first cat bonded with me when I was 4, and I with her.
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