- January 6, 2021 at 8:33 am #428234Stevie SteinerAmbassadorRegistered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 42Replies: 976Has thanked: 4628 timesBeen thanked: 5024 times
Okay dog owning sisters, don’t let your blood pressure go through the roof. I’m an animal lover so I do not discriminate, heck I was hand feeding the raccoons on the deck last summer. Now, my brother has always had dogs, but for me it’s always been cats, and his daughter mentioned that to me. She remembers how close I was with my cat and said that my behavior was quite “girly” in how I sat with her ( she was a lap cat ) and my behavior around her – she says how “motherly” I was, and that’s why I preferred cats.
So, is this a bit of a stereotype out there still? And while we are at it then, purr-chance, are you a cat girl or dog girl?
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- January 7, 2021 at 1:48 am #428679SerenBaronessRegistered On: March 2, 2020Topics: 38Replies: 470Has thanked: 4036 timesBeen thanked: 2254 times
- January 6, 2021 at 9:56 pm #428626Camryn OccasionnelDuchessRegistered On: December 10, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 428Has thanked: 777 timesBeen thanked: 1102 times
Well, I guess I must be a cat person. Each morning, anywhere from 5 to 8 feral cats show up outside my patio door waiting for chow, along with the occasional possum. And fool that I am, I dare not disappoint them. I spend a small fortune on dry cat food, but thankfully, Social Security gave us 1.3% COLA in 2021, which should help defray some of the expense this year. Imagine that, feral cats on the government dole.
Most mornings I “dress” for breakfast and the cats don’t seem to mind and I’m confident they would never rat me out. Probably a dog wouldn’t either. I don’t know about the possums; you just can’t trust a marsupial.
- January 6, 2021 at 6:29 pm #428555Paula FDuchessRegistered On: August 7, 2019Topics: 12Replies: 897Has thanked: 8938 timesBeen thanked: 3477 times
I am definitely a cat person. Haven’t had a dog since I was a kid, and that was my mom’s poodle/mix/something.
I had 3 housecats right after I moved into where I live now, Bubba and Ginger, brother and sister, and Maynard. They lived with me for 19, 18, and 17 years respectively, and each was their own personality and all 4 of us just matched and lived together with no problems.
I now have 5 carport squatters, led by Dude, 5 years old now, the others are from this past summer. I started feeding a single mother Tabby with 4 babies about 20 years ago, and the cats this year are descended from that one mother and her kittens. They are semi friendly and I can pet them, but they will not be picked up under any circumstances.
They get free food and rent, I get NO mice. Fair trade in my book.
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- January 7, 2021 at 1:18 am #428660Stevie SteinerAmbassadorRegistered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 42Replies: 976Has thanked: 4628 timesBeen thanked: 5024 times
All 3 of my cats were street rescues, tho they never caught any mice. Now birds? Shiva could launch herself like a surface to air missile, and her guidance system never failed!😮. That cat had a real thing for birds….
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- January 6, 2021 at 5:54 pm #428537Amelia LawrenceLadyRegistered On: January 4, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 25Has thanked: 58 timesBeen thanked: 106 times
Never given it much thought to be honest. I will say that growing up, our home was exclusively a cat home (ok well maybe there were the odd collection of fish and a reptile or two). However, together with my wife, we’ve adopted a dog who is our sole fur-baby.
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Wonderful subject! I love all animals. I like cats, but I am allergic to them. So we have dogs. I would never have a home without a pet!
When I am sitting on the sofa with my bath robe on, my dog likes to crawl under my robe and sleep on my stomach. One time my daughter walked into the room and saw the bulge on my stomach. Her eyes got real big, and I told her “my water is about to break!”
- January 6, 2021 at 2:23 pm #428412Bettylou CoxDuchessRegistered On: May 26, 2019Topics: 17Replies: 1823Has thanked: 3365 timesBeen thanked: 6237 times
I like this post! I’ve always been an animal lover, with a soft spot for reptiles (I even had two alligators until I was drafted)). But I digress: I have had at least one cat since shortly before I was married. Wife is also a cat person, and we have had as many as 4 cats in our house at one time. Now down to two, but I daily feed 4 feral cats which hang around the house, and managed to trap and spay/neuter and then release two of them. I’m sure I qualify as a “crazy cat lady”….and am I femme? Oh, yes!
FULL DISCLOSURE: My love for bunny rabbits is even greater; in the past I have had 4 bonded pairs in the family, and as many as 10 in foster care. Even my wife says that’s crazy.
- January 6, 2021 at 12:31 pm #428355Peggy Sue WilliamsBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: June 26, 2019Topics: 12Replies: 259Has thanked: 931 timesBeen thanked: 1123 times
Check out my name, “Catgurl.” Check a few of my photos, see the cat pins on my clothing?
Cats are girly, but OTOH, I’ve known some pretty macho guys who liked felines.
Here in Atlanta we have a few Cat Coffee Cafes or Lounges. You buy a coffee or wine and get a hour in the cat room to interact with 25 to 35 adoptable kitties. Bonus? The staff and majority of customers are all female. I would always go cross dressed and fit right in, plenty of girl talk and cat talk. If we weren’t talking kitties, we were talking clothes and make up, so much girl fun.
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- January 6, 2021 at 12:43 pm #428360AnonymousRegistered On:Topics: 58Replies: 1716Has thanked: 7773 timesBeen thanked: 9456 times
Another reason I love this ” cross globe” interaction…Cat Coffee Lounges…never heard of them but I so love the idea….what a great way to ” get together”..
.. dreamy honey, grace xx
- January 6, 2021 at 12:57 pm #428367Peggy Sue WilliamsBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: June 26, 2019Topics: 12Replies: 259Has thanked: 931 timesBeen thanked: 1123 times
To the best of my knowledge, the original idea of Cat Coffee Lounges started in Japan. They arrived here in the U.S. about a decade ago. We have about five in the Atlanta area. Most major U.S. cities now have at least one Cat Coffee Lounge. Meowwww!
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- January 6, 2021 at 11:28 am #428335Rozalyne RichardsLadyRegistered On: March 10, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 365Has thanked: 665 timesBeen thanked: 1234 times
I’m definitely a cat girl Stevie,
I’ve had cats most of my life there’s nothing like seeing a pussy curled up on the bed waiting to be stroked x lol x
I never go out and get a pussy they always seem to end up at my house and i can’t seem to get rid of them, they get free bed and board and all they have to do is lie there looking pretty x lol x
Hugs Rozalyne x
- January 6, 2021 at 11:19 am #428327MartiBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 5, 2019Topics: 11Replies: 118Has thanked: 500 timesBeen thanked: 498 times
I’ve had both cats and dogs as pets.
Dogs enjoy the fuss, social engagement and petting from you and love you back. Cats just demand it, and don’t really give back. But that’s a generality and sometimes you can see all sorts of boundaries or expectations crossed.
My most exceptional cat was called Fang, a name well earned. Talk about macho, you crossed him him at your peril. If I walked my dog to the pub, Fang would sometimes follow us all the way, and wait outside – no doubt hating me for not buying him a drink.
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- January 6, 2021 at 10:33 am #428311KristaDuchessRegistered On: January 24, 2017Topics: 5Replies: 403Has thanked: 721 timesBeen thanked: 1611 times
Hi Stevie, here is my cat story, a bit like Stephanie,s (Hey Steph, I was a postie too, as a summer job for a couple of years while going to University but I digress) My son had a cat, named Whiskers, must have been 35 years ago, and I had a dog (Mr. Muggs). Well someone stepped on Mugg’s tail, he started barking, Whiskers went crazy and ending up biting the soft fleshy part of my hand between my thumb and index finger, right through my hand, blood everywhere and I still have the scar. Well that was the end of Whiskers and I haven’t had a cat in our house since then. Now that my kid’s have left home, they both have cats and dogs. What does this have to do with being feminine? Nothing I guess. So anyway I’m a dog person and my wife thinks I am much too feminine. I do think you are on to something though, IMO as a very broad generalization, I agree with you that cat people tend to have more feminine traits. Stay safe, stay healthy, all the best, Hugs, Krista.
- January 6, 2021 at 9:27 am #428281Laura LovettLadyRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 13Replies: 871Has thanked: 2796 timesBeen thanked: 4215 times
Very much a cat girl, Auntie!
As in soft, slinky, warm and friendly – but watch out for the spikes!
Mind you, I almost never spoil carpets or bedclothes – so maybe not properly catty…
Mind you, I do like my food in a bowl.
Mmm. Noodles, Bau Wau buns, tagliatelle.
And I have also been known to chase mice.
- January 6, 2021 at 9:41 am #428286AnonymousRegistered On:Topics: 58Replies: 1716Has thanked: 7773 timesBeen thanked: 9456 times
Honey….I bet you purr!!!!
Grace’s lawyers wish to note this comment was heartfelt and she in no way condones stalking, which grace accepts is unlawful and also….that girl behind you by the pier……wasn’t her!!
Huggs……from a distance, grace xx
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- January 6, 2021 at 9:09 am #428268stephanie plumbBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 132Replies: 1622Has thanked: 2511 timesBeen thanked: 7107 times
Never been bitten by a dog (except 2poos.) I have been attacked by mad cats several times when I was a postie. Had a finger nail split down the middle. Had all five claws buried deep in my forefinger -spurting blood when withdrawn. Had penetrating wounds in both sides of my ankle.
Had a male cat once – an un-neutered stray called Tom, who adopted us. The bugger was hardly ever home and liked to leave us presents on our pillows. Brought home a pair of Pheasants feet once. Got killed on the road. Cried for days.
So I don’t mind cats, but I prefer dogs. 2poos is as feminine as they come, and she loves showing her pussy to male dogs, but nothing doing – the tease.
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Hmmm… This is an interesting question for me… I have always been a dog person. About 10 years ago, my SO got her first dog (she was always a “cat person”). She chose the dog from the Humane Society website and we went to the shelter. It turned out that this particular dog had health problems (mange) and a bite history. We brought her home and the first weekend we experienced the bite issue (she doesn’t bite us, just other people). And we started training… and training… and training… We eventually ended up doing competitive Agility. And this is where things get interesting… In competitive dog agility in the US, about 95% of the handlers are cis-gendered women (typically middle aged). I hadn’t encountered that extreme of a gender imbalance since yoga class.
I think show dog handlers are a little better balanced. But the cis-women showing dogs are more feminine that the cis-women handling agility dogs.
I guess the moral of the story is even cat vs dog is not a clear binary and more than male vs female.
- January 6, 2021 at 8:42 am #428238AnonymousRegistered On:Topics: 58Replies: 1716Has thanked: 7773 timesBeen thanked: 9456 times
This girl has always preferred pussy however I am dressed….just the type of girl I am…after all if times are hard…” It’s a dog’s life”….but on cdh, I’m ” the cat that got the cream”!!!
Purrfectly yours, grace ❤️❤️
- January 6, 2021 at 10:25 am #428308Kelli MarloweLadyRegistered On: August 4, 2020Topics: 5Replies: 40Has thanked: 468 timesBeen thanked: 242 times
Hard to improve on Grace’s purrfect reply, but will admit to also only liking pussies. As far as 4 legged pets, I’ve lived with both cats and dogs, but am currently servant to 4 cats. As they say, “Dogs have owners, cats have staff”
- January 6, 2021 at 9:15 am #428274stephanie plumbBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 132Replies: 1622Has thanked: 2511 timesBeen thanked: 7107 times
“always preferred pussy” – you minx. And you are feline cute, and definitely “the cattie a’ lickit the cream.” My wifes dad used to lik the cows, but his wifie likd the hens. Long story.
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