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Discussion in 'The Cat Lounge' started by Kal_shadowsmom, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. ArchyCat

    ArchyCat TCS Member Super Cat

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    I once saw a bumper sticker, obviously custom, by a cat lady of professional standing: "If I want to hear the pitter patter of little feet, I'll put shoes on my cats."
     
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  2. kittyluv387

    kittyluv387 TCS Member Top Cat

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    You guys should check out the childfree subreddit! Some of you guys may enjoy it.
     
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  3. margecat

    margecat Mentor Staff Member Mentor

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    I like human babies and children in general, and love holding babies. However, as I've gotten older, I think I like animals better. (I never had children.) We decided, after a couple of years of marriage, not to have kids for various reasons, much to my regret, but I think it was the right thing to do. I once asked God what my purpose in life was, if I was to be childless. Well, I think I know now: that's when stray kittens starting being sent my way! :lol: I have channeled my maternal feelings into helping cats. I have 13 of my own (gee, thanks, *Miss P.), and care for a parking lot colony of up to 23 cats, and many of my cats came from being a foster parent failure (I fell in love with them, and some were unadoptable). I have to stop, though--13 cats is insane, and I want to be able to afford to have them (thank you, local SPCA, for your low-cost spaying and neutering and medical care!).

    *(BTW, Miss P(urnima) is a stray I took pity on last winter. I couldn't tell that she was pregnant before taking her in, and she presented us with a surprise gift of 4 ADORABLE kittens, 2 boys and 2 girls. The adoptions fell through, not because of us for once! They got on so well with the other cats, and we thought it would be cruel to separate them all, so we ended up keeping them. This, of course, is all DH's fault. Yep, 100% his fault. Uh-huh. Sure. :flail:)
     
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  4. Kal_shadowsmom

    Kal_shadowsmom Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    That made me laugh out loud! Heck I'm still laughing as I type this.
     
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  5. mingking

    mingking TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I'm "eh" about babies. I don't know how to hold them. Same with dogs sometimes. I didn't know how to pet them. But I've had to be around more dogs in the last few months because of my new job at a clinic and I'm BEGINNING to like SOME dogs. I don't like all dogs. But I like all cats. Even the crazy, fractious ones. It's not their fault they're so scared at the vet :(
     
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  6. rgwanner

    rgwanner TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    Some people are just "animal people" and some people are "Kid people". I just gravitate towards kittens and cats and really any animal. I always have. There are a lot of groups to help people. Not as many to help animals. I do not feel the need to defend my spending time and money (mostly time) to help save cats. Any baby, including human ones, are precious. I just prefer cats. And since I discovered fostering, I have little kittens pretty much constantly from March - October.
     
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  7. rgwanner

    rgwanner TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    And of course there is the classic "I love cats, it's people who annoy me"
     
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  8. JazzyKitty

    JazzyKitty TCS Member Kitten

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    I am SO happy to find this thread! I do NOT like the human babies/kids! When one comes in the office, I try to hide. Cat/kitten dog/puppy - I am there! I don't tell people because they do not get it. My mom is trying to convince me that if I had grandchildren, I would feel differently. I'm 60 years old! I'm not going to change!

    I told my daughter that if she gets a kitten, I'll visit! :petcat:
     
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  9. kittyluv387

    kittyluv387 TCS Member Top Cat

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    How funny! You already had your own kid but your mom is trying to convince you otherwise. Classic lol.
     
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  10. susanm9006

    susanm9006 Willow Top Cat

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    Oh my, not me. My arms automatically go to any human baby. But kittens? Cute but honestly I prefer cats.
     
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  11. She's a witch

    She's a witch TCS Member Super Cat

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    Lovely thread! I don’t like human children as well. They are smooth and drooling and loud.. in my opinion any creature without fur shouldnt be considered cute :)
     
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  12. Elphaba09

    Elphaba09 TCS Member Super Cat

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    I do not think that something is wrong. Some people just do not like to be around children.

    I love babies and children! I have two children--a son, 25, and a daughter,18--but I am a bit awkward around children in general because I am not usually outwardly emotional. My children know that I am a softy inside, though! My husband is their stepfather. He prefers to stay away from small children because they are "gross, annoying, and needy." He has always said that he got lucky with me because he has children but never had to be around them when they were babies and toddlers. (My daughter was 8 when my husband and I started dating.)

    We both love cats and many other animals. (Not horses. They are fine on TV and from a far distance in person. They scare me otherwise.)
     

  13. Kat0121

    Kat0121 Advisor Staff Member Advisor

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    Same here. Babies are all right as long as I don't have to do anything for them. Kittens? Yes please!
     

  14. blueyedgirl5946

    blueyedgirl5946 TCS Member Veteran

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    Human babies are a blessing. However, I don't ask to hold newborns. They are too fragile and need time for their immune systems to develop. I love to look at them or their pictures. If I could do it over, I would have more children. Holding kittens is okay if they are tame. I don't want scratches or bites. Generally speaking I love newborns of any kind. They are precious.
     

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