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Old May 3rd 04, 08:52 PM
TBird
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Default Tee hee...My Honey and Joe Kitty

From the time Joe was a kitten, the instant he met my Honey, he climbed
right up on Honey's chest, made himself comfy, and went to sleep.

Now that we all live together, Joe spends his morning following Honey around
like a big dog. So half the time we call him "The Labrador". He will bust
through doors to get at my Honey. Which is why, the other half of the time,
we call him "Battle Cat".

When Honey gets home from work, if he sits on the couch, Joe immediately
gets right up there with/on Honey and settles in, purring madly.

Honey has never fed this cat, nor given him water, nor in anyway encouraged
this cat to fall madly in love with him. But we all know how cats are. And
we all know how "men who prefer dogs" are when faced with cats who claim
them.

So there you have Joe, on Honey's chest purring his life away, and Honey
saying, "What have I ever done to deserve this cat?", calling Joe a PITA,
and generally shaking his head each time Joe pulls a ... well, a Joe. (That
is to say, sprawls on his back with his legs spread, or leaps into our spot
the moment we get up for a glass of water, or tries to jump on something he
can't actually hoist his bulk onto.) Heaven forbid Joe go do something on
his own, however, if Honey is on the couch watching TV. It may take a half
hour, but eventually Honey will look around, stunned, and demand, "WHERE'S
MY LABRADOR!???". And Joe will saunter in from wherever and take up
residence on whatever part of Honey looks the most comfortable for himself,
and the least comfortable for Honey.

And Honey will grumble about what a pain in the ass Joe is all the while
giving him scritches and pets.

TBird ---- it's our own purrsonal circus


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Old May 3rd 04, 09:17 PM
Karen
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"TBird" wrote in message
ink.net...
From the time Joe was a kitten, the instant he met my Honey, he climbed
right up on Honey's chest, made himself comfy, and went to sleep.

Now that we all live together, Joe spends his morning following Honey

around
like a big dog. So half the time we call him "The Labrador". He will

bust
through doors to get at my Honey. Which is why, the other half of the

time,
we call him "Battle Cat".

When Honey gets home from work, if he sits on the couch, Joe immediately
gets right up there with/on Honey and settles in, purring madly.

Honey has never fed this cat, nor given him water, nor in anyway

encouraged
this cat to fall madly in love with him. But we all know how cats are.

And
we all know how "men who prefer dogs" are when faced with cats who claim
them.

So there you have Joe, on Honey's chest purring his life away, and Honey
saying, "What have I ever done to deserve this cat?", calling Joe a PITA,
and generally shaking his head each time Joe pulls a ... well, a Joe.

(That
is to say, sprawls on his back with his legs spread, or leaps into our

spot
the moment we get up for a glass of water, or tries to jump on something

he
can't actually hoist his bulk onto.) Heaven forbid Joe go do something on
his own, however, if Honey is on the couch watching TV. It may take a

half
hour, but eventually Honey will look around, stunned, and demand, "WHERE'S
MY LABRADOR!???". And Joe will saunter in from wherever and take up
residence on whatever part of Honey looks the most comfortable for

himself,
and the least comfortable for Honey.

And Honey will grumble about what a pain in the ass Joe is all the while
giving him scritches and pets.

TBird ---- it's our own purrsonal circus



LOL!! SOunds like my dad.

Karen


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Old May 3rd 04, 09:17 PM
Karen
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"TBird" wrote in message
ink.net...
From the time Joe was a kitten, the instant he met my Honey, he climbed
right up on Honey's chest, made himself comfy, and went to sleep.

Now that we all live together, Joe spends his morning following Honey

around
like a big dog. So half the time we call him "The Labrador". He will

bust
through doors to get at my Honey. Which is why, the other half of the

time,
we call him "Battle Cat".

When Honey gets home from work, if he sits on the couch, Joe immediately
gets right up there with/on Honey and settles in, purring madly.

Honey has never fed this cat, nor given him water, nor in anyway

encouraged
this cat to fall madly in love with him. But we all know how cats are.

And
we all know how "men who prefer dogs" are when faced with cats who claim
them.

So there you have Joe, on Honey's chest purring his life away, and Honey
saying, "What have I ever done to deserve this cat?", calling Joe a PITA,
and generally shaking his head each time Joe pulls a ... well, a Joe.

(That
is to say, sprawls on his back with his legs spread, or leaps into our

spot
the moment we get up for a glass of water, or tries to jump on something

he
can't actually hoist his bulk onto.) Heaven forbid Joe go do something on
his own, however, if Honey is on the couch watching TV. It may take a

half
hour, but eventually Honey will look around, stunned, and demand, "WHERE'S
MY LABRADOR!???". And Joe will saunter in from wherever and take up
residence on whatever part of Honey looks the most comfortable for

himself,
and the least comfortable for Honey.

And Honey will grumble about what a pain in the ass Joe is all the while
giving him scritches and pets.

TBird ---- it's our own purrsonal circus



LOL!! SOunds like my dad.

Karen


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Old May 3rd 04, 10:39 PM
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"Karen" wrote in message
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"TBird" wrote in message
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From the time Joe was a kitten, the instant he met my Honey, he climbed
right up on Honey's chest, made himself comfy, and went to sleep.

Now that we all live together, Joe spends his morning following Honey

around
like a big dog. So half the time we call him "The Labrador". He will

bust
through doors to get at my Honey. Which is why, the other half of the

time,
we call him "Battle Cat".

When Honey gets home from work, if he sits on the couch, Joe immediately
gets right up there with/on Honey and settles in, purring madly.

Honey has never fed this cat, nor given him water, nor in anyway

encouraged
this cat to fall madly in love with him. But we all know how cats are.

And
we all know how "men who prefer dogs" are when faced with cats who claim
them.

So there you have Joe, on Honey's chest purring his life away, and Honey
saying, "What have I ever done to deserve this cat?", calling Joe a

PITA,
and generally shaking his head each time Joe pulls a ... well, a Joe.

(That
is to say, sprawls on his back with his legs spread, or leaps into our

spot
the moment we get up for a glass of water, or tries to jump on something

he
can't actually hoist his bulk onto.) Heaven forbid Joe go do something

on
his own, however, if Honey is on the couch watching TV. It may take a

half
hour, but eventually Honey will look around, stunned, and demand,

"WHERE'S
MY LABRADOR!???". And Joe will saunter in from wherever and take up
residence on whatever part of Honey looks the most comfortable for

himself,
and the least comfortable for Honey.

And Honey will grumble about what a pain in the ass Joe is all the while
giving him scritches and pets.

TBird ---- it's our own purrsonal circus


LOL!! SOunds like my dad.



I've known a couple of dog-men who got adopted by cats and became
well-trained clatslaves.

And then of course the most famous example is Rush Limbaugh, who never liked
cats, who *only* ever had to do with dogs. Then he married and they got a
pair of Abyssinians... It's hilarious to hear his occasional typical
catslave babbling about his little darlings! How does that saying go ...
"No-one is as fervent as a convert"...
--
The One-and-only Holy Moses™


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Old May 3rd 04, 10:39 PM
Duke of URL
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"Karen" wrote in message
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"TBird" wrote in message
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From the time Joe was a kitten, the instant he met my Honey, he climbed
right up on Honey's chest, made himself comfy, and went to sleep.

Now that we all live together, Joe spends his morning following Honey

around
like a big dog. So half the time we call him "The Labrador". He will

bust
through doors to get at my Honey. Which is why, the other half of the

time,
we call him "Battle Cat".

When Honey gets home from work, if he sits on the couch, Joe immediately
gets right up there with/on Honey and settles in, purring madly.

Honey has never fed this cat, nor given him water, nor in anyway

encouraged
this cat to fall madly in love with him. But we all know how cats are.

And
we all know how "men who prefer dogs" are when faced with cats who claim
them.

So there you have Joe, on Honey's chest purring his life away, and Honey
saying, "What have I ever done to deserve this cat?", calling Joe a

PITA,
and generally shaking his head each time Joe pulls a ... well, a Joe.

(That
is to say, sprawls on his back with his legs spread, or leaps into our

spot
the moment we get up for a glass of water, or tries to jump on something

he
can't actually hoist his bulk onto.) Heaven forbid Joe go do something

on
his own, however, if Honey is on the couch watching TV. It may take a

half
hour, but eventually Honey will look around, stunned, and demand,

"WHERE'S
MY LABRADOR!???". And Joe will saunter in from wherever and take up
residence on whatever part of Honey looks the most comfortable for

himself,
and the least comfortable for Honey.

And Honey will grumble about what a pain in the ass Joe is all the while
giving him scritches and pets.

TBird ---- it's our own purrsonal circus


LOL!! SOunds like my dad.



I've known a couple of dog-men who got adopted by cats and became
well-trained clatslaves.

And then of course the most famous example is Rush Limbaugh, who never liked
cats, who *only* ever had to do with dogs. Then he married and they got a
pair of Abyssinians... It's hilarious to hear his occasional typical
catslave babbling about his little darlings! How does that saying go ...
"No-one is as fervent as a convert"...
--
The One-and-only Holy Moses™


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Old May 3rd 04, 10:58 PM
Takayuki
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"Duke of URL" wrote:

I've known a couple of dog-men who got adopted by cats and became
well-trained clatslaves.

And then of course the most famous example is Rush Limbaugh, who never liked
cats, who *only* ever had to do with dogs. Then he married and they got a
pair of Abyssinians... It's hilarious to hear his occasional typical
catslave babbling about his little darlings! How does that saying go ...
"No-one is as fervent as a convert"...


He sounds like a wonderful person.

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Old May 3rd 04, 10:58 PM
Takayuki
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"Duke of URL" wrote:

I've known a couple of dog-men who got adopted by cats and became
well-trained clatslaves.

And then of course the most famous example is Rush Limbaugh, who never liked
cats, who *only* ever had to do with dogs. Then he married and they got a
pair of Abyssinians... It's hilarious to hear his occasional typical
catslave babbling about his little darlings! How does that saying go ...
"No-one is as fervent as a convert"...


He sounds like a wonderful person.

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Old May 3rd 04, 11:21 PM
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Takayuki wrote:

"Duke of URL" wrote:

And then of course the most famous example is Rush Limbaugh, who never
liked cats, who *only* ever had to do with dogs. Then he married and
they got a pair of Abyssinians... It's hilarious to hear his occasional
typical catslave babbling about his little darlings!


He sounds like a wonderful person.


Rush Limbaugh sounds like a wonderful person? Ewww, you can't mean
that, Tak!

Now TBird's Honey is another matter. He does sound like a nice person.

You can add my dad to this list of former non-cat-people. All through
my childhood my father was just barely tolerant of the cats that came
and went in my house. My mom liked to take in strays, and all 3 of us
kids adored them. He was helpless against 4 females looking all sad-eyed
and saying, "Please daddy, can't we keep him/her/them??" The best
time was when we took in a pregnant stray, got to see the kittens one
day after they were born, and kept them until they were 4 weeks old.
(Barbaric, I know, but this was the mid-1960s, and a lot of people,
including vets, believed that kittens were old enough to be separated
from their mother at 4 weeks!)

Anyway, all the while, my dad would grumble and complain about all the
cats underfoot, and occasionally he'd put his foot down and order this
or that stray, or group of cats, to be taken to the shelter. We always
had at least one officially-adopted-from-the-humane-society cat, who was
allowed to stay.

But now my father has his own cat and he's just nuts about him. This cat
takes long walks with my father, which my dad, being somewhat new to cat
behavior (even though he lived with them in our family, he tried to avoid
them as much as possible), thinks is completely unique and that Baxter is
an amazing cat. I don't have the heart to tell him that many other cats
do this, although it's true it's not the norm. I met Baxter on my last
visit last month, and he's very, very cute. Long, lanky brown tabby who
likes to roll around in the dirt. I just find it very sweet that this
long-time dog-person has gotten so attached to a cat. He calls Baxter "a
dog in a cat suit."

Also, there's a book called "My Cat Spit McGee", by Willie Morris, which
is the autobiographical tale of a cat-hater (himself) who married a woman
with cats and proceeded to form a deep bond with a cat. Good story!

Joyce
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Old May 3rd 04, 11:21 PM
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Takayuki wrote:

"Duke of URL" wrote:

And then of course the most famous example is Rush Limbaugh, who never
liked cats, who *only* ever had to do with dogs. Then he married and
they got a pair of Abyssinians... It's hilarious to hear his occasional
typical catslave babbling about his little darlings!


He sounds like a wonderful person.


Rush Limbaugh sounds like a wonderful person? Ewww, you can't mean
that, Tak!

Now TBird's Honey is another matter. He does sound like a nice person.

You can add my dad to this list of former non-cat-people. All through
my childhood my father was just barely tolerant of the cats that came
and went in my house. My mom liked to take in strays, and all 3 of us
kids adored them. He was helpless against 4 females looking all sad-eyed
and saying, "Please daddy, can't we keep him/her/them??" The best
time was when we took in a pregnant stray, got to see the kittens one
day after they were born, and kept them until they were 4 weeks old.
(Barbaric, I know, but this was the mid-1960s, and a lot of people,
including vets, believed that kittens were old enough to be separated
from their mother at 4 weeks!)

Anyway, all the while, my dad would grumble and complain about all the
cats underfoot, and occasionally he'd put his foot down and order this
or that stray, or group of cats, to be taken to the shelter. We always
had at least one officially-adopted-from-the-humane-society cat, who was
allowed to stay.

But now my father has his own cat and he's just nuts about him. This cat
takes long walks with my father, which my dad, being somewhat new to cat
behavior (even though he lived with them in our family, he tried to avoid
them as much as possible), thinks is completely unique and that Baxter is
an amazing cat. I don't have the heart to tell him that many other cats
do this, although it's true it's not the norm. I met Baxter on my last
visit last month, and he's very, very cute. Long, lanky brown tabby who
likes to roll around in the dirt. I just find it very sweet that this
long-time dog-person has gotten so attached to a cat. He calls Baxter "a
dog in a cat suit."

Also, there's a book called "My Cat Spit McGee", by Willie Morris, which
is the autobiographical tale of a cat-hater (himself) who married a woman
with cats and proceeded to form a deep bond with a cat. Good story!

Joyce
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Old May 3rd 04, 11:50 PM
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But now my father has his own cat and he's just nuts about him. This cat
takes long walks with my father, which my dad, being somewhat new to cat
behavior (even though he lived with them in our family, he tried to avoid
them as much as possible), thinks is completely unique and that Baxter is
an amazing cat. I don't have the heart to tell him that many other cats
do this, although it's true it's not the norm. I met Baxter on my last
visit last month, and he's very, very cute. Long, lanky brown tabby who
likes to roll around in the dirt. I just find it very sweet that this
long-time dog-person has gotten so attached to a cat. He calls Baxter "a
dog in a cat suit."


About the only good thing I can say about my ex-wife is that she
introduced me to cats. Prior to meeting Vera, I was strictly a dog
person. I didn't dislike cats, I just had never spent any time with them
so didn't care for them either way.

Once I started dating her, though, I quickly found out how wonderous
kitties are. After getting home from work and taking care of the chores
that needed to be done, I'd collapse onto a chair in the living room and
her Himalayan female, Cassandra, would curl up on my lap and I'd start
petting her. A couple hours later Vera would walk past and say "you're
STILL petting that cat?" and sure enough, I'd still be petting. It just
felt completely natural.

Since that time I've never been without a cat, and can't imagine life
without feline companionship.

Dan

 




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