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#1 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

It would seem that Australians are a nation of cat people, according to the RSPCA's latest survey.

Are you a cat person?

I confess to having a cat preference, although I do love dogs as well. ph34r.gif

#2 JustBeige

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

no, not a cat person, I'm a dog person.
* laughing2.gif there goes any EB credibility I may have had *


though cats do like me, so I guess that counts for something.


ETA: I just wish Australia was a nation of responsible cat lovers and owners

Edited by JustBeige, 17 February 2013 - 06:19 PM.


#3 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

I am an animal person but do have a soft spot for cats (I have 6 cats).

#4 **Marni**

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

I'm a cat lover original.gif

We are responsible cat lovers and our cats are desexed and microchipped indoor only cats that are a beloved part of our family.

I personally think it should be a requirement that all cats are kept indoors all the time. It would save the lives of cats as well as wildlife, and indoor cats are healthier and live longer. Our cats have access to an outdoor enclosure that they can't escape from, so they still get some fresh air and outdoor time safely.

Irresponsible pet owners irritate me no end, and they give the rest of us an undeserved bad name sad.gif

#5 Mpjp is feral

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

Bluergh! Cats. Shudder! Give me a nice doggie any day!

#6 ****lisa****

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

Don't like animals hehe

#7 GamerMum

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:34 PM

I'm an animal person in general, but have always preferred cats. I currently have three cats and two dogs. I'd have more, but I'm already known as the "zoo lady." Tounge1.gif

My pet supply place has a cat that had kittens recently. It took every ounce of strength I had not to take one home with me. Tounge1.gif

#8 désir d'amour

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

Definitely a cat person. I don't mind dogs, but they're bloody needy.  I like my independent, self entertaining cats.

They also sleep 18 hours a day, which I strongly approve of and am deeply jealous.

I intend on being reincarnated as an indoors kitty with a pampered lifestyle.

#9 F1widow

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

I'm definitely a cat person. I've never had a dog so I don't really 'get' them. Although I love animals and love a good cuddle/pat of friends' dogs.

But reading the article it's just more evident to me that cats are 'easier' (as in no walking required) and more compatible with medium- to high-density housing which is 20% of all Australians. Makes sense. shrug.gif

#10 Niamh23

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

Cat person here! Dogs can be nice, but I don't really like the slobber and constant neediness (though cats can be needy too, just not in the same way!)

#11 raven74

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

Coolest cat, ever.  I want one just like this.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHwntRpLobU

#12 Luxe

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:54 PM

Definitely a cat person. I like dogs but I don't know if I could love them as much as I do cats.

#13 My-3-Pinks

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:54 PM

Definitely a cat person here but of course I love my dog.  

I'd have more cats if I was allowed but then I think of the amount of hair they lose *glares at Tommy* and think it is just as well I don't have more!

#14 Cranky Kitten

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

I love dogs, and identify as being more of a dog person. But contradict myself in the fact that we currently have a cat but no dog.

I'm fond of our cat, don't get me wrong, but I'd really prefer a dog. Just can't have one at present as we're renting and finding places if we have to move is hard enough with the cat, let alone a dog.

#15 sa5ha

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

I'm just a huge animal lover in general. But if I had to say cat or dog person, I'm definitely more of a dog person.
Dogs just turn my heart to mush.  wub.gif

#16 jovana

Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

Ohhh I LOVE kitties!
I am 100% cat person. I don't like dogs at all... sorry dog lovers. wink.gif
I only have one, would like more, but we are renting ATM, and landlord only approved one.
We have male long haired tuxedo cat. He is around 15, was supposedly 5 when we adopted him 10 years ago. He is sooo spoiled. We love him to bits and he loves us.  biggrin.gif

#17 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

Like both equally. Cats for their self-assured aloofness and dogs for their dependence and goofiness. Cannot stand rabbits though, or guinea pigs or especially ferrets.

#18 Oriental lily

Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:23 PM

If I could have either a dog or a cat I would pick the dog BUT this choice is getter harder and harder the older and less I time I get.

My cat is sooooooo much easier to own than the dogs.

But he has a great personality and none destructive.

I remind myself of my mums and dads cat with their destroyed lounge suite and with the cats attitude in that it would just likely scratch or bite you than give affection and it sets me securely back  in team dog.

I would love a Maine coon though.............

Edited by Oriental lily, 17 February 2013 - 07:24 PM.


#19 Missy Shelby

Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:28 PM

Definitely more a cat person here.

I think the years and years of constant braking where we live has put me off dogs...unfortunately in many ways because I do realise that dogs are beautiful and loyal but when the barking starts the hairs on the back of my neck stand up!!

#20 BadCat

Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

Domestic cats are just conveniently sized tigers.  What's not to love?  


But yes, I also like dogs.  And manatees.  Manatees are cool.

Edited by O TheHugeManatee, 17 February 2013 - 07:36 PM.


#21 Feral Nicety

Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

Can't abide dogs at all, cat person all the way here.

#22 kadoodle

Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:48 PM

Storm chucked up a hairball on my pillow and Dora caught a mouse in the garage and dropped it on the kitchen floor.  So no, I'm not a cat person today.

#23 Peppery

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

I am definitely a cat person, I have never owned a dog and can not see myself ever adopting one. Growing up we adopted our cat when I was 7 and he passed away when I was 24. I still miss the little guy so much.

#24 JaneDoe2010

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

Yes definitely cats. I can't be without one. They heal me with their purrs.

#25 *Ker*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:31 PM

I used to be totally a cat person - never had no cats, but often went without a dog. But since I started fostering and then adopted my girl, I'm more and more a dog person. I still adore my cats and wouldn't be without them, but I love my dogs equally.

I'm just an animal person. And a sucker. Hence why so many dogs and cats end up at my place.





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