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Guns and cats

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DontBurnMyFlag, May 5, 2005.

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  1. DontBurnMyFlag

    DontBurnMyFlag Member

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    I have noticed a theme in the THR boards. Everyone has a cat! I have seen threads where almost everyone had a cat. Im not bad mouthing cats or anything, although I am allergic. But is there an explanation to the correlation between cats and gun people. Im just curious :D
     
  2. CurtM

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    I have cats, but, then, I don't really have cats. My wife has 2 cats... I've liked shotguns for a while,a nd the best dog to me for shotgun companionship is a lab... I have a 13 1/2 year old that would still love to go out with me. Though we're considering a maine coon cat, which is kind of a mix of both worlds. But put me down first and foremost as a dog person.
     
  3. dasmi

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    I have a big, orange, mutt of a cat who likes to sit on my workbench while I clean my gun.
     
  4. griz

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    Cats like THR people better than the run of the mill folks, and thus keep them as pets. ;)
     
  5. Rich K

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    I have 2 cats,or rather,they have me.But they are both affectionate and well behaved,so th4ey let me continue to live with them. :)
     
  6. billwiese

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    I do like dogs but no way could I have one (smaller townhouse, odd schedules, etc.)

    I have a very nice diluted tortie cat -- used to share 'joint custody' of her w/exGF until she moved from the area.

    Pastel is continually intriuged by Hoppe's #9, BreakFree and MPro7. I regard that as a pro-gun sentiment.

    Bill Wiese
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  7. Arc-Lite

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    anyone who thinks THEY have cats.... don't know much about cats !!!
     
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    Put me down on the list for having three feline companions. :) Fun animals sometimes. Oh yeah, and one dog that might as well be a cat :uhoh:
     
  9. Missourigunner

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    I have 2 Spoiled Rotten Cats. Both believe that they rule the household, 1 sleeps on top of one of my Gun cabinets and is always curious whenever I open it, like climbing in the cabinet to check out the guns. Both Cats were dropped in front of my House in an "I Love my Pets" box. Have had both of them now for 5-6 Years. :) :)
     
  10. MechAg94

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    Most gun people I know are dog people, or would be if their wives didn't have or at least take care of cats. :)
     
  11. dakotasin

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    i hate cats.
    i have a black lab and a yellow lab, though.
     
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    I have a black lab and a redbone hound.

    The redbone loves cats - he finds them delicious!

    I don't like cats because I am severely allergic and far too many of them run wild and kill song and game birds.
     
  13. Dirty Bob

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    The spoiled creature that rules the house in which my wife and I reside is offended by the word "cat." She prefers to be referred to as a "Feline American." ;)

    Regards,
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  14. Jeff Timm

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    Truly it is written, "Dog sees man as he could be, cat sees man as he is."

    I note it is a closer corollery between computer users and cats, toss in VWs or Subarus as well.

    Geoff
    Who is a professional geek, who is kept by two cats, who owns a Forester (for the wife, and a well proven Ford Aerostar van...boy am I a cliche'! :)
     
  15. HighVelocity

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    Dogs only in my house. I am highly allergic to cats.
     
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    We have a cat somewhere. She likes to roam around our property.

    Cats are great because you feed them, and that is it. They even feed themselves sometimes, with mice and whatnot.

    Speaking of which, anyone else's cat have kittens recently?
     
  17. TallPine

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    Six cats here on our place.

    They live indoors and outdoors, as they please.

    They keep me around to buy them cat food, and to provide a lap to sit on.

    Almost too many cats to keep properly petted ;)
     
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    5 dogs, not cats.
     
  19. BobCat

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    Like many gun people, cats refuse to be bullied or coerced, are often very good hunters, their trust has to be earned, they do not look up at anyone with "adoring eyes", do not expect others to defend them, and can get along well with other, like-minded creatures. They don't "demand" respect as much as they ignore those who disrespect them - much as one who carries concealed must ignore - rise above- insults, taunts, and verbal abuse.

    I've also noticed that cat people "get it" about restrictive laws that infringe only on the law-abiding; guns or cats (and the peta / "animal rights" people are always pushing more restrictive anit-pet, anti-cat, anti-dog laws) - the only people who are negatively impacted are the law-abiding; the criminals and irresponsible breeders are not affected.

    Purrrs,
    BobCat
     
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    I am a dog person. I plan on getting a big German Shepard when I move out of my townhouse.
     
  21. benEzra

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    Another cat person here. Three-year-old Maine Coon mix, and she's a Maine native (adopted her from the Humane Society in Bangor).

    Dogs have masters; cats have staff.
     
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    I'm a dog person. I've never officially owned a cat, but I've been nice to a few that liked hanging around my place. They probably belonged to my neighbors, but found more to kill and eat in our yard. Other than catching rats/mice, they don't seem to be very useful and being somewhat allergic to them, I don't really need their affection. One cat that really stuck around a long time and didn't seem to have another home got hit by a car. He used to ram his head against our door like a goat. I really think he was insane.
     
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    I own neither, but prefer dogs.
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  24. TallPine

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    Well, mine do! I guess it's all in how you treat them ;)

    But I agree with the rest of what you said, Bobcat, and have noticed the same similarities between cats and my own way of thinking: they are independent and don't tolerate any BS.
     
  25. AZ Heat

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    Funny... I thought this was going to be going a completely different direction. In my neck of the woods, guns and cats go together but in another way. Since there are quite a few cat lovers here, I'll not speak further of it.
     
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