I have trouble understanding this. I mean, I do understand that cats are not the right pet for everyone. I understand having a preference for or against a particular type of pet for oneself. And I know that a lot of people have allergies, especially to cats.
But what I fail to comprehend, on a deeply emotional level I suppose, is someone who says they hate all cats, and that they all deserve to be tortured to death. I don’t see this kind of invective against dogs, hamsters, goldfish, parakeets. Just cats. And mostly from men.
They stink. They ruin furniture with thier claws and various offensive bodily fluids and semi-solids. They don’t stay where they belong and always go where they do not, like counter-tops, tables and stoves. They are dis-loyal. They are picky eaters, yet will often eat thier own vomit. They shed excessivly. They cheat at “games of chance”. When caught licking their genitalia and anus, they give you a look as if to say, “What’s your problem, Girlfriend?”. They are financially irresponsible. They can’t use toilet paper, so basicly, whenever they are on the couch, they are wiping their ass on it. One hyphanated word: Hair-balls.
I dispute this. I have found most pet (not feral) cats to be quite affectionate, even to people who are not their “food providers”. Many people can tell stories of their cat displaying empathy to them when they were ill or depressed, or of showing remarkable tolerance & gentleness toward infants and toddlers who pulled their tails and such.
“Men hate things they can’t control?” What nonsense. I can’t control my wife, Major League Baseball, sunny days, or the way they grill a steak at Morton’s, but I love all those things. Hell, for most of my adolescence I couldn’t control my own schlong, but I’m a big fan of my schlong.
“Women hate things they can’t control” would be no less accurate a statement, and women supposedly love cats.
Personally, I love cats AND dogs. A home should have both.
Since when did this become about Dogs?? Why are dogs always compared to cats? Like you can only be a cat lover or a dog lover…
I do have to say… I am not a huge cat lover. I think it depends on the cat actually. They all have all their seperate personalitys. I cant stand cat hair, or that many of them will piss on your belongings when they are mad at you, or that they do scratch up your furniture (if you let them)… Cat’s are however, so hilarious! They provide hours of entertainment if you have the right cat. For many people, a cat is man’s best friend.
Well, there are superstitions involving cats, including black cats crossing your path, black cats and witches, and cats stealing the breath from sleeping children.
Among christian society in the middle ages, superstitions against cats were so strong they were all but eliminated from cities and towns. Cats were killed, tortured, skinned and immolated. No cats, more rats. More rats, more fleas. Fleas carried black death. Stupid humans died in droves…
Some attitudes don’t change, especially in parts of the west dominated by philistines and luddites.
I know this is a joke, but please, don’t ever do this. Our former neighbors were too damn lazy to pick up their dog’s crap, so they’d just run the mower right over it. The stench on a moderately warm day was unbelievably bad.
I can’t tell if I hate all cats, or just the beasts that currently reside in my house and eat my food.
And I hate them even more because they made me love them. As for the OP’s question–my husband is a guy (obviously) and he loves cats. He is constantly begging me to elt him get a 3rd kitten…and he had a weird freaky bond with the cats. I swear, all three of them are out to make me insane. They do the things they do on purpose to drive me nutty.