Same here Workerant
Ã‚Â Dogs and cats (to me) are like apples to oranges. Ã‚Â I had a Lhasa Apso for almost 15 years. Ã‚Â She was THE best, sweetest, smartest--never can be replaced dog. Ã‚Â I've had cats over the years, the longest was 8 years. Ã‚Â I lost them all three within a year due to illness. Ã‚Â My first cat was Lucy, irreplaceable. Ã‚Â Now there's Whitney and she reminds me of Lucy a lot. Ã‚Â Familiar is a good word, they are so intuitive on so many levels. Ã‚Â When I don't feel good, she stays in without a peep no matter how long. Ã‚Â All my cats are/have been like that. Ã‚Â I don't worry when she's out unless it is unusually long or something.
I felt more like my dog was a child, she wore sweatshirts and I had to also rush home to walk her, etc. Ã‚Â You know take care of her. Ã‚Â But I'll never get another dog and get that attached :-/.
Cats are more independent but there's really no comparison. Ã‚Â Dogs cuddle, cats don't unless they want to LOL. Ã‚Â Whitney adopted me and makes that decision to stay it seems like. Ã‚Â It's a long story posted somewhere but so far only one cat, the half grown one is missing. Ã‚Â The mama, pop and Whitney are still here. Ã‚Â I called it Silly cat...it howled like a panther when it was hungry. Ã‚Â Highest pitched cat I've ever heard.
Edited to make *more* sense. I've only had Thomas, Lucy, Cady, Bo and now Whitney. Seems like a lot but Thomas was mean mean mean to everyone. Lucy, had 3 kittens, then next thing I knew she had 6 kittens so I had 11 kittens/cats in the house. I didn't know what to do and gathered them all up (Bo was hiding in the mattress) and took them to a place that doesn't euthanize. I went back that afternoon to get her (Lucy) and they wouldn't let me have her. Sooo...I don't think I'm over it yet..well it was years ago but that cat was something else.
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