questionshow many wooters own cats?

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Currently 3 and 1 dog. Cats definitely take more time than woot though, and are more demanding. But I wouldn't have it any other way.

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where's the link of youtube videos? i have 2 little rascal cats, cutest buggers ever

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I adopted a 2 yr old stray from the Humane Society last fall, after my 20 yr old died. He's a Hemingway Polydactyl (ok, now everyone can learn a new word, lol) orange & white tabby. No videos of him. He doesn't stay in one place long enough! He learned some unique behaviors out on the streets, that's for sure. Eats paper. Tries to cover his food dish before he's finished, tho' I keep telling him no one else is going to eat it. But you cat lovers know all about these things. And yes, woot could benefit from some cat items!

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Nope. Don't like them.

Only use I could see for one would be if I owned a barn and needed to keep the mice population down.

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I have a cat who thinks he's a dog. Does this count?

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@palady: Is your "Hemingway" polydactyl actually from Hemingway's in Key West? I know there are multi-toed cats that don't have that lineage. Asking because I had 2 from there. Lauren (named after Lauren Bacall because she had her eyes), a solid black long hair. Her front paws looked like enormous boxing gloves. And Twiggy (named after the model because she was sinewy,thin & beautiful), a short haired gray. Lovingly nicknamed her The Shark because she would go after any of the other 7 cats' food. Both were wonderful, loving & yes, aloof at times, cats. Had 8 at one time, they are all gone now. Love cats! Cannot emotionally afford any more - each of those beautiful cats took a part of me w/them when they died. :-(

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I'm on the don't list as well.

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I have two cats.

I'd probably have a dog also except that dogs need more regular care than cats.

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@Palady yay polydactyl! i wish i could clone them, with their freakish little paw-hands.

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Have two long-term feline friends. Lost one in 2007 at 15 years, and my other is now 17. Hope she'll be around still a good long time.

Ended up stuck with a puppy this year. It just does not compare. Favorably, anyway.

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Two little brats here. Bengal high maintance kitties.

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We have 2 cats and 2 dogs at my house. One of the cats is mine. I love both cats and dogs, but cats are just way easier to take care of, and that's why I wanted one.

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@w00tgurl: No youtube for us...But here's a photo of the cats:

And here's the dog, for symmetry:

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@w00tgurl: If you look for just about any BOC opening, there seems to be a cat walking around in the background.

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I do not own a cat, because I am not down with that.

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@pattiq: I have a bengal as well. Are yours as mouthy as mine is? She's somewhat learned how to hold a conversation with the pitch of her meows, depending on her "tone" I know exactly what she wants. haha!

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@gmwhit: Actually, since he was a stray I don't know! They just called him that at the shelter. I didn't realize there was a direct lineage to the cats at Hemingway's place. I doubt mine has it - he doesn't have the persona of a writer, but does have great thumbs. Couldn't resist naming him Mittens, tho' it wasn't very creative. Full name is Mittens McGarrett (after Steve McGarrett - Hawaii 50) since he has to investigate everything, and comment on it. Oh, we are going to drive the non-cat people crazy with this question!

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@pemberducky: Yes, and he's good with those extra digits. Great to play ball with. Just sticks out his paw and it's a done deal.

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@okham: Those felines look like they have quite the run of things, tho' your orange boy (girl?) doesn't look like he cares for cameras. Your dog looks like he's begging for help! lol

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Your question doesn't make sense.

No one "owns" a cat.

I am employed, however, by (currently only 2) cats who allow ,me to stay in their home as long as I continue to provide fresh food and water, and clean out their litterboxes for them.

One is a seal-point Siamese; the other a DLH dilute torti. They are both rescues.

(I do own 4 dogs, though----all rescues, also.)

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@wisenekt: Or more often, in the shipping box! LOL

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@palady: He's more annoyed that the other two are sitting in front of the food bowl. :)

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@purplefeather: Yep. I have a mother and daughter and both are loud and demanding. They have a wide range of tones and sounds. They are persistant if you do not obey which drives my husband nuts sometimes. My favorite (although it is often in the middle of the night) is a loud repetitive yowl with a toy in mouth. Translation is get up and play, NOW. They also will nudge you along to get you moving in the proper direction.

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@reginafilangee: totally agree, mine showed up in my back yard a few years ago in the middle of winter. I fed it for a year before I could even pet it. Evidentily my cat's interview process is very long.

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I have two cats, one is an orange and black tabby cat, the other is what we think is an Egyptian Mau.

The tabby cat is my favorite, she's a lap cat (instead of a lap dog..) and cries if she can't be in the same room. She is a bit older, but still is feisty.

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@wisenekt: Thank you so much for this question! I am thoroughly enjoying the answers. Living vicariously through those who own (are owned by) cats. So love them! This is a delight to me. :-D

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I have 5 cats and a dog. A 15 year old Persian I got from the animal shelter when he was about 1 year old, definitely a purebred, although not show quality. A 9 year old male Lab-Rottie-Shepherd, my first ever dog, who had been so amazing. I really enjoyed learning about dog training while we were active in it for the first 5 years of his life. Totally different from having cats.

A 6 year old sweet female grey tabby I got from my sister who had a pregnant cat move in with her and give birth. Considering my sister had 7 kids at home at the time (the two-footed kind) that cat must have been desperate. Two 5 year old cats, brother and sister, that came into our lives as 5 week old kittens in the false floor of a single wide trailer we bought. And now a no longer feral grey cat who, like @martmann4's cat, I had to feed for about 7 months before I was able to pet him. Now he is almost totally tame.

I cannot imagine living without them.

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They say that some people are cat people and some are dog people, but I see here that there are a number of us who love both. Until a few weeks ago we had three dogs and one cat. Well, the cat actually "belonged" to our Shih Tzu who had nursed him when his mother started weaning him before he was ready. We were able to place the mother (a stray) and the other kittens in homes, but couldn't part with Buddy since the Shih Tzu considered him to be her very own baby. Unfortunately, in late April we lost Buddy just a week before we lost one of our Border Collies. We went from a four furbaby family to a two furbaby family in a very short time. I would love to rescue another cat, but I think we need to wait a bit longer.

And regarding the "owning" of a cat, one of my favorite sayings is that dogs have a family, but cats have a staff. True!

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Nope, no cats here, though there are plenty outside that I assume live elsewhere. I see them in my back yard occassionally or on my deck, primarily because bunnies seem to like my back yard.

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Currently 4 cats and a dog.

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I'm an animal person. Currently have 3 cats. Had several dogs, and rats, as well before, and would like them again once money, space, and time permit.

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I have two tuxedo (black and white) cats. Brothers from the same litter. The smaller one (smaller being relative, he's about 9 pounds) thinks he's a dog, begs for people food and to be petted, sits next to me on the couch in the living room. The bigger one (closer to 18 pounds...yeah, he's a big guy) is half scared of just about everything. Leave my shoes in a different place and he gets nervous walking by them, sleep in a little bit later on a day when he thinks I should have gotten up for work and he's twitchy most of the day. They're strange felines, but we fit together well.

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@gt0163c: how funny, i also have 2 brother black and white cats. same litter and all. one is chunky and scared of everything, the other is thinner and outgoing

i used to have a long haired tabby just like @okham's

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Curiously enough, I was just talking with Mowgli, my little fur person, who is going nuts tonight. He goes nuts when he realizes he can't fly. This comes up, it would seem, each spring when a wayward bug or two comes into our apartment. Mowgli crouches under whichever flying insect is dancing on the ceiling and makes all the clicking noises that are part of his stalking repertoire. He often ends up in what I think is the feline variation on crying in frustration.

And then rinse, repeat.

Life was intended for cats. We're just allowed to share the ride.

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I have one that is a permanent resident (all black, Nicodemus), and I'm fostering one from the local no-kill shelter as well (a gray/buff tabby named "Bug"). She just came over Saturday and only pops out from under the bed to eat, drink, etc. when everyone is asleep.

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dogs have owners, cats have staff. FredBob is standard rescue kitty, Gator before him was an Ithacat (polydactyl, like a Hemmingway)

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No cats here, just one "small" English Mastiff ... and by small, she only weighs 105#.

For some reason, though, I do have a lot of cat-related woot shirts. And I picked this up the other week too. And this.

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@joneyalone: Cats may have staff, but dogs are family. Sure, I occasionally pull out my trump card ("You will do what I say. You know why? Because I have OPPOSABLE THUMBS!"), but if anyone "owns" anyone in this family... well, they have me wrapped around their little dew-claws. Mostly, though, it's mutual adoration.

@narfcake: That is a very large dog! And why are there so many cat-themed woot-shirts and so few dog-themed woot.shirts?!?

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We go through about a dozen cats a month. It makes me so sad. I'm not sure why they all run away. Gordon, the alien who lives in our basement, tells me not to worry about it.

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I'm not going to say I own a cat named Bandit..
Nor will I tell you that I own one named Shadow..

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We share our home with two kittehs, a tux cat and a tortoise shell.

We rescued both directly from a family who had to give them up. The tux cat is huge and a bit of a brute, but he can be very loving. I hate to think what probably would have happened to him at the shelter.

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Two cats. Unexpectedly picked them up at a Petsmart one day (while looking at cats from an animal shelter). A lady walks in with two little kittens she found on the side of the road and she didn't know where else to go. Well, my wife fell to pieces and we took them home that day. Wow, that was 7 years ago. They were her first cats. She'll be a cat person forever.

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@palady: We also adopted after both our 15+ year old cats passed on early this year. He is a 4 to 5 y-o and a real honey of a guy. We can't understand how anyone left him behind at the shelter.
@reginafilangee: you are so right. We definitely are owned by our cat. And everyone here just took to servitude without complaint. It must be some sort of magical cat power.

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My wife volunteers at an animal shelter, so all of our cats have been rescue cats. We currently are wrapped around the paw of a little grey Manx (orig. from the Isle of Man in the UK) named 'Minkey' courtesy of Inspector Clouseau. She likes to go plop for tummy rubs. Manx's 'plop' since they have no tails to speak of and tend to fall over rather than roll. Our second Manx in a row and my personal favorite breed.

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Two cats that I am the human to. One is from my ex wife, she is about 19, a DLH basically grey with white and orange patches. I got custody in the divorce, the cat liked me better. She is a sweetie to me (but not so much to other people, and she is a terror at the vet). Every night when I get into bed she comes and sits on my chest and licks my nose.

The other is a 9 (can't believe he is that old) year old seal point himalayan that loves attention. Especially at 4 AM when I have to work that day.

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One cat, generally referred to as "The Intern" (she likes to help me work when I am working at home).

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Woot could make a lot of money if they could come up with a fool-proof, mess-proof, smell-proof cat box! :)

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@reginafilangee: haha, your post reminds me of this funny cat diary thing I read once....

http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/humor/otherhumor/dog_cat_diary.htm

I have 2 rescue kittehs. I also like dogs, just don't have room for one more animal in my apt.