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How did I go from a NON-cat person to the crazy cat guy?

October 07, 2021 05:31AM
Living with 3, count em', 3 indoor cats. Until 2 years ago, I think, I had never had a cat in my life. Outdoor cats yes... tame outdoor cats.

PLUS... we have a herd of wildcats in my yard. I have a big yard. And I'm pretty sure a bunch of cats are not referred to as a 'herd'. Lemme' look that up. WOW.. it's a "Clowder". That makes no sense at all. I'm going to stick with "herd".

My grandson has semi-tamed one of the wild cats... he can pet it, hold it. But the wild cat doesn't like me one bit.

Now you know what's coming with a herd of wild cats living nearby, right? Close your eyes if you don't want to hear this; One day, oh yes it's coming, I will start my pickup and hear a horrible screech coming from beneath my hood. That's happened to me before... and it can be horrible.

Our first cats... the ones from two years ago... paid $100 each for them from an adoption agency. Both died... one by dogs and the other of an unknown ailment... Vet never figured it out. The 3 we currently have my grandson found abandoned at his job site... they are doing great. Cocoa, Chowder, and LeRoy. Not one of them of 'sound mind'.

I am the firm opinion that you can't train a cat. I know some of you will disagree but you're wrong. What you assume as 'trained' behavior is actually YOU having been trained by the cat. Cats are sneaky, devious, prone to random attacks of your feet, and demanding. They're also more entertaining that anything you'll find on TV other than Ram games.

Gotta end this... LeRoy is giving me that look... he's coming for me... no idea what's in his head but it ain't good. It's never good. - JamesJM

  How did I go from a NON-cat person to the crazy cat guy?

JamesJM29October 07, 2021 05:31AM

  HA!! My late Step Dad. If you asked him what he thought about cats 30 years ago..

Ramgator13October 07, 2021 07:25AM

  I grew up in a Dog family....

RAMbler13October 07, 2021 09:21AM

  Same here, always had a dog....

JamesJM12October 07, 2021 09:38AM

  Warms my heart to hear stories of folks coming around to cats Attachments

Drew283913October 07, 2021 07:23PM

  I'm actually not a cat person...

JamesJM14October 07, 2021 08:16PM

  Re: I'm actually not a cat person...

Drew28395October 08, 2021 06:25AM

  It's dogs or nuthin'.

MamaRAMa6October 08, 2021 06:35AM

  Re: It's dogs or nuthin'.

Drew28398October 08, 2021 06:50AM

  Re: It's dogs or nuthin'.

MamaRAMa8October 08, 2021 06:52AM

  I like cats, but...

sstrams9October 08, 2021 07:54AM