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Do Cats Make You Smile ?

I am often amused by cats. I live next door to a youngish man who has a lot of cats. He is a very quiet person and hardly ever gets into conversation,I think he smokes weed,even his cats smell of it.

He is polite enough but very nervous. he keeps his distance when I open the door to go out with my dogs,even though I tell him they are gentle he is still nervy.even though they are always on leads.

His cats aren't a bit bothered by my dogs,just the opposite ,they confront them and sometimes I smile as I am sure my tough dogs are a little unsure of these demon like cats that hiss and paw at the air,I must admit that I like them.

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BarbRad wrote on January 15, 2015, 5:11 PM

Cats make me smile most of the time. It depends upon what they are doing or have done. I was not smiling when my friend's kitten was trying to climb my legs or when that same kitten was about to attack the Easter ham on the counter. i was not thrilled when I was waiting for dinner at another friend's house and her cat walked right across the set table, stepping on the plates as he went. Nor were we hungry for seconds at the same friend's house for a buffet brunch when we saw her cat on the buffet table helping himself. My friend wasn't the least bit concerned about it and thought was were just being fussy. I wasn't excited about a foot that's been in a litter box stepping on my plate.

maxeen wrote on January 15, 2015, 5:17 PM

That's hilarious. We go to the big house{Jehovah Witness }which our friends own{we are unreligious} We are dog people ,though we like and respect cats,they flea their cats on the very posh dining table Ugh! The cats insist on liking me --What can we do ?

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 15, 2015, 5:24 PM

I like cats too, they usually can make me laugh. I have 3 in the house now.

maxeen wrote on January 15, 2015, 5:27 PM

I knew a woman who used to go out at midnight feed all the cats..I used to have a cat but he left us to join the wild ones in a big hotel grounds

Janey1966 wrote on January 15, 2015, 5:53 PM

Cats aren't scared of anyone or anything it seems. Some are a bit timid (like one of Mum's cats) but, when SHE wants some attention she will demand some..and purr when it's done. I love their uniqueness. They're the same but not. Anyone who says cats are boring are missing the point. They are all different, just like we are and - in fact - dogs!

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 15, 2015, 6:01 PM

Your conjecture that the young man is smoking weed makes me wonder if his cats might be getting contact highs. Catnip is related to cannabis but cannabis will make cats sick so I hope he isn't sharing.

Koalemos wrote on January 15, 2015, 6:59 PM

I do like cats, but I cannot say that I find them particularly amusing.

maxeen wrote on January 15, 2015, 7:03 PM

That's right ,unique and independant is what they are, I love their defiance of dogs.

maxeen wrote on January 15, 2015, 7:07 PM

I hope not ,he seems to think the world of them,just hope not ,blymey! Have I got to ask him that ? He would think it worse than Maggie Thatcher having a go at him.. {by the way ,I seem to remember we would eat catnip when we were kids?}not sure though!

maxeen wrote on January 15, 2015, 7:08 PM

Not even if they are from Cheshire ??

isabbbela wrote on January 15, 2015, 7:49 PM

I love cats! I own a dog ever I love cats as well and I have such a good time with my mother's cats. My dog does too, he loves cats! Cats are very funny and they can cheer up anyone!

maxeen wrote on January 15, 2015, 7:51 PM

The big cat near us thinks he owns the road -he's boss and that makes me smile..

VinceSummers wrote on January 15, 2015, 8:05 PM

I enjoy cats. I also like dogs, though they bark -- some of them. If they don't bark I like them better. I prefer a small dog with character, but even like pit bulls, provided they are friendly.

JustEm wrote on January 15, 2015, 8:50 PM

I have 2 beautiful cats, both 8 years old.. They are full of character.

bestwriter wrote on January 16, 2015, 12:09 AM

Only if cats could wag their tails too! That would give us messages how friendly or not they are. Yes. Cats do make me smile but I have yet to meet a cat that smiles like the one in Alce's Adventures in Wonderland - Chesire Cat. Do you smile like that sometimes? emoticon :tongue:

WordChazer wrote on January 16, 2015, 12:30 AM

Cats are often funny to human without meaning to be. Personally, I can be happy around a cat or a dog as long as they look friendly.

AliCanary wrote on January 16, 2015, 6:29 AM

Oh, cats are badasses, that's sure. Except when you shake a plastic bag or rattle some keys or sneeze. Little goofballs. I love them!

maxeen wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:17 AM

Cats seem to have a long life span,is that right ! Do they?

maxeen wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:19 AM

Well, I think they must be important family members as they seem to please so many people.

maxeen wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:22 AM

I am sure that many will tell you that their cat/s do smile ,I had a dog that smiled always.

maxeen wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:25 AM

if they are friendly ,that is better for us if we have a dog as well.

maxeen wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:28 AM

There are cute to have around though and can give us a happy feeling,I think we all like them.

JustEm wrote on January 16, 2015, 9:53 AM

I think they can live upto about 15 years.. Pretty much the same as dogs.

scheng1 wrote on January 17, 2015, 8:32 AM

Perhaps when cats on weeds, they behave like tigers.

maxeen wrote on January 20, 2015, 4:27 PM

I was just talking about them making us feel happy, not them or even tigers happy..good to have a smile.

BodieMor wrote on January 22, 2015, 5:41 PM

I've had a lifetime of smiling (and laughing) over cat antics. And luckily most of them thought they were dogs and fit right in with our packs through the years!

LilyDay wrote on January 29, 2015, 4:38 PM

Of course, cats make me smile... until somekitty tries to break my wrist or runs headfirst into my eye. Our youngest is a bit... spirited. She is the only cat that has ever sent me to the doctor-- and more than once.

arthurchappell wrote on February 11, 2015, 2:04 AM

cats can be real characters - more so than dogs - I adore my two now elderly cats

Last Edited: February 11, 2015, 2:04 AM