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Offline Huw the Poo

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So. We got a cat. So far I am thoroughly underwhelmed
« on: March 30, 2016, 02:46:04 PM »
She just sits in her bed all day long.  She comes downstairs for about ten minutes first thing in the morning.  She drags her lazy arse out of bed to eat food.  She will sometimes sit on one of the kids' beds while they sleep.  But 95% of her life seems to be spent in her bed and she absolutely will not come to us if we beckon or call her.

BORING.

What's the point of having a pet you can't interact with?  You may as well be watching TV or some shit.  I wish we could have a dog instead.

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Re: So. We got a cat. So far I am thoroughly underwhelmed
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 02:46:59 PM »
Step 1: Place cat on kitchen floor (or any floor with linoleum or tile - no carpet)

Step 2: Spin cat in circles like a top

Step 3: ? ? ?

Step 4: Profit!
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 02:50:14 PM »
That sounds like a cat alright.
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Re: So. We got a cat. So far I am thoroughly underwhelmed
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 02:52:24 PM »
But 95% of her life seems to be spent in her bed and she absolutely will not come to us if we beckon or call her.

What's the point of having a pet you can't interact with? 

LMFAO - you bought a cat for this?

know that if it could it would raise a middle finger to the puny human slapping its thigh going 'here tiddles, here'

but seriously - the poor sods no idea who you are or what youre doing in its house, give it some time

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Re: So. We got a cat. So far I am thoroughly underwhelmed
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Re: So. We got a cat. So far I am thoroughly underwhelmed
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2016, 03:16:41 PM »
She just sits in her bed all day long.  She comes downstairs for about ten minutes first thing in the morning.  She drags her lazy arse out of bed to eat food.  She will sometimes sit on one of the kids' beds while they sleep.  But 95% of her life seems to be spent in her bed and she absolutely will not come to us if we beckon or call her.

BORING.

What's the point of having a pet you can't interact with?  You may as well be watching TV or some shit.  I wish we could have a dog instead.

Picking a cat is like spinning a roulette wheel. You might land on a cat that's actually cuddly and playful...or you might completely miss the mark and end up with an anti-social asshole.

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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2016, 04:08:13 PM »
or you might completely miss the mark and end up with an anti-social asshole.

If that's what we've got, I'll gladly take her back.  A pet you can't interact with may as well be a painting on the wall.

The kids seem to like her, but then all we've had until now is hamsters so as far as they're concerned even a boring cat is a step up!

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Re: So. We got a cat. So far I am thoroughly underwhelmed
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2016, 04:15:14 PM »
If you've had the cat less than a few days it may indeed still come out of it's 'shell' in due time. As Geek said, the poor thing is probably still in "WTF??!!" mode.

How old is it? Early post-kitten stage?
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Re: So. We got a cat. So far I am thoroughly underwhelmed
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2016, 04:42:44 PM »
She sounds older. A young beasty would probably be all over the place.
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Re: So. We got a cat. So far I am thoroughly underwhelmed
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2016, 04:44:41 PM »
She sounds older. A young beasty would probably be all over the place.

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Re: So. We got a cat. So far I am thoroughly underwhelmed
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2016, 04:48:58 PM »
I would agree that kitty might need more time. We took in a stray a couple of years ago that's just now starting to become very friendly. 
That said, I'm a dog person and when I retire I will have another pug.
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Re: So. We got a cat. So far I am thoroughly underwhelmed
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2016, 05:37:12 PM »
She's three years old.  As I understand it that's quite young...?

That said, I'm a dog person and when I retire I will have another pug.

Yeah, looks like I have to wait for retirement, but the second I exit work on my last day I'll be getting a German Shepherd. O0

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Re: So. We got a cat. So far I am thoroughly underwhelmed
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2016, 05:43:02 PM »
She's three years old.  As I understand it that's quite young...?

That said, I'm a dog person and when I retire I will have another pug.

Yeah, looks like I have to wait for retirement, but the second I exit work on my last day I'll be getting a German Shepherd. O0

quite appropriate for a welshman - what kind of dog will you be getting?



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Re: So. We got a cat. So far I am thoroughly underwhelmed
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2016, 05:59:36 PM »
I wouldn't laugh so hard if I were you.  Huw might just come over there and give you his cat!
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Re: So. We got a cat. So far I am thoroughly underwhelmed
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2016, 06:02:56 PM »
im a cat whisperer - the girlfriends cat hates her, wont go anywhere near her, as soon as i get there the cat jumps on my lap and falls asleep just after giving the girlfriend the smuggest look you can do without any facial expressions