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Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

General socialising and light-hearted discussions take place in here.

Which do you like best?

Cats
38
33%
Dogs
30
26%
Neither
6
5%
Both
32
28%
I am so indifferent to this topic, I can't think of an answer
10
9%
 
Total votes: 116

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Moonbeam
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Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

#1 Postby Moonbeam » July 4th, 2007, 2:07 pm

This is in the nature of a tribute thread, one of the first started on our last Board and frequently bumped over the following twenty months, much to the amazement of newer members. The title may look the same but it isn't..quite. But I look forward to some in-depth discussion on this topic of world shattering importance.

Also it seems a good excuse to post a pic of my friend's new kitten:

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#2 Postby Bryn » July 4th, 2007, 3:13 pm

Awwwwwwwwww, Moonbeam. That pic is almost - but not quite - enough to make me switch allegiances.

However, I remain a committed dogman.

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#3 Postby Maria Mac » July 4th, 2007, 3:49 pm

Gorgeous pic, Sue. I'll post one of my new baby, Pythagoras, soon.

Cats rule!

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#4 Postby Noggin » July 4th, 2007, 4:14 pm

You called an animal Pythagoras? :shock:

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#5 Postby lewist » July 4th, 2007, 11:14 pm

I have no pet at the moment but have had several cats and the kitten pic is really good. Can we assign to animals the attributes we assign to human beings?

I have never had a dog but then when I see Alan C's Old English Bull Terrier I get a rush of nostalgia for Jock, of the same breed, whom I knew well when I was a child. He had the strength of an ox and was really stubborn but otherwise he was the gentlest soul imaginable. Every so often he would escape his owner and make a beeline for our house. I never knew why he was so keen on us. Perhaps he just knew we liked him. It was a real problem to get him to go home again. He was stronger and much more determined than I was. But then, I would happily have kept him...

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#6 Postby Alan C. » July 5th, 2007, 12:10 am

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lewist.
I have never had a dog but then when I see Alan C's Old English Bull Terrier I get a rush of nostalgia for Jock, of the same breed, whom I knew well when I was a child. He had the strength of an ox and was really stubborn but otherwise he was the gentlest soul imaginable.
You're right he is OLD nearly 13, but old is not in the name, He is an English Bull Terrier, you're maybe getting mixed up with "Old English Sheepdog"
Here's my other one,
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x79/ ... nCsdog.jpg
and btw you are right in your description of the breed.
He had the strength of an ox and was really stubborn but otherwise he was the gentlest soul imaginable.
I've had dogs all my life, always rescue doge, so mostly mongrels.
The English Bull Terrier is a breed apart, the clowns of the dog world, and the most gentle, affectionate dogs you could wish to encounter.
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#7 Postby Maria Mac » July 5th, 2007, 9:41 am

Noggin wrote:You called an animal Pythagoras? :shock:


He's a Maine Coon kitten and it seems to be the culture to register pedigree cats with a ridiculous name but to call them a different but equally ridiculous name. So you'll find cats registered with names like Lord Garibaldi Pancake and called Harry for short.

We call our boy Pie, which at least is related to Pythagoras. Alan prefers to spell it Pi as in 'Pi R squared' (sorry I don't know how to type the special characters').

We called him Pythagoras because his namesake came from Samos, like my mother. Here's a pic, when we first got him a couple of months ago and still small enough to fit into a basket. Maine Coons are the largest domestic cats and some of them are HUGE.

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#8 Postby Dawn » July 7th, 2007, 2:24 am

Okay, I am jumping right into controversy on my first post. :wink:

I had to put my vote in for the dogs.

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Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

#9 Postby Firebrand » July 7th, 2007, 10:44 am

Moonbeam wrote:This is in the nature of a tribute thread, one of the first started on our last Board and frequently bumped over the following twenty months, much to the amazement of newer members. The title may look the same but it isn't..quite.


You're telling me it isn't, woman! :cross:

MY original thread was entitled 'Dogs are cool, Cats are cruel' (jings! I hope I haven't broken some American data protection law by saying that!)

IIRC, as least I put up some kind of rational and coherent argument in favour of my case.

Hello to all dog lovers and thanks for posting pics of your beautiful babies. I'll sort out a pic of my laddie soon.

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Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

#10 Postby Moonbeam » July 7th, 2007, 1:09 pm

:laughter:

Nice to see you, Sarah.


Firebrand wrote: I'll sort out a pic of my laddie soon.


OK. But how about one of your dog?

:wink:

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#11 Postby verte » July 8th, 2007, 12:06 am

I am a huge fan of Dawn's pups, as she well knows, but...behold the white-pawed napping cuteness!

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#12 Postby God » July 8th, 2007, 1:13 am

Our little pussycat Shelly passed away a few weeks ago aged nearly 17. Very sad. We still have her ashes waiting for the children to come over from Ireland so we can scatter her in the garden.

We got a Furr Real life-size toy cat which we've called Snowball. Eats batteries (rechargable). Meows, purrs, yawns, moves about a bit, whirrs, clicks and occasionally hisses. No pooh!

Sad or what?

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#13 Postby Dawn » July 8th, 2007, 2:04 am

verte wrote:I am a huge fan of Dawn's pups, as she well knows, but...behold the white-pawed napping cuteness!

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Awwww, well now we are a mutual admiration society. :love:
Dawn

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#14 Postby verte » July 8th, 2007, 6:15 am

God wrote:Sad or what?


No, sad is my mood when I have to do litterbox duty. Or doody, as the case may be.

(heh, I said "doody" to God :laughter: )

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#15 Postby Curtains » July 8th, 2007, 4:13 pm

OK, I see I am in a minority again.


I have tried very hard, since coming to this animal loving country, to develop an affection for domestic pets but I'm afraid they still don't do it for me.


I ticked neither.


:exit:

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#16 Postby Titanium Wheels » July 11th, 2007, 12:18 pm

If you haven't seen this site and you are a cat lover, you might enjoy it.

http://icanhascheezburger.com/
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#17 Postby Firebrand » July 11th, 2007, 1:09 pm

That's a really funny site, Wheels. I could think of some better captions though.

Thanks for bumping this thread and reminding me to post a pic. Here's my border collie, Darroch.

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#18 Postby Maria Mac » July 12th, 2007, 12:05 am

Darroch (hey, I know a kid with that name - how patriotic!) almost makes me want to get a dog.

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#19 Postby Goldie » July 12th, 2007, 12:30 am

Ooooo! I love border collies. I had to put my 15yr old one down last year! They are wonderful if you keep them busy!

I love both cats and dogs. I had a 14 yr old cat that I also had to put down. She was a 21lb, HUGE black kitty, named Pee-Pot!

I've kept about every critter under the sun...but now I just have my little man...my 13 yr old Shih-Tzu, Humbo...
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#20 Postby Maria Mac » July 12th, 2007, 6:54 pm

Goldie wrote:She was a 21lb, HUGE black kitty, named Pee-Pot!


Called what? :shock: Is there a story behind that name?

Also, what is Humbo wearing? And why?


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