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Dog Person Thinking About Getting a Cat
« on: April 14, 2006, 02:24:40 PM »
Although I'm a HUGE animal lover, dogs are the only pets I've ever had (and I LOVE them).

I haven't had a pet for a couple years because of college and I REALLY want to get one while I'm in law school. However, I don't think it would be fair for me to get a dog since it would have to be alone and stuck in a lousy apartment all day. I've always thought cats were really adorable but I've never had one. I don't know the first thing about cats!

Help!  :(
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Re: Dog Person Thinking About Getting a Cat
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2006, 02:26:54 PM »
make sure you spend some time with them 1st, if you can.

some are very aloof, and some are just as cuddly/freindly as dogs.

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Re: Dog Person Thinking About Getting a Cat
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2006, 02:31:21 PM »
In my opinion cats are a really different ballgame than dogs.  Their lives are much more seperate from yours, on the whole, and you can't train them to do much of anything, but then again, you have less need.  You've sort of got to be ready for the possibility that they just want to coexist with you.  A lot of cats are really friendly, and will great you at the door and purr on your lap and so forth (mine does both, and begs me to play with her too), but some really just do their own thing, and I know that bothers a lot of my friends who are dog people.  Male cats sometimes have issues with marking territory, whereas female cats are much less likely to.  Un-spayed female cats are a nightmare, but there's no reason to not spay a cat if you ask me.

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Re: Dog Person Thinking About Getting a Cat
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2006, 02:55:13 PM »
As a dog person, I came to an epiphany about living with cats the other day(my wife and I share a cat and two dogs), but I forgot most of it. I'll reconstruct it and post it in a bit.

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Re: Dog Person Thinking About Getting a Cat
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2006, 02:57:06 PM »
noooooooooo, dogs are bettah!

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Re: Dog Person Thinking About Getting a Cat
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2006, 03:14:49 PM »
No cats!  Too many of your friends will be allergic and won't come and visit you!

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Re: Dog Person Thinking About Getting a Cat
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2006, 03:24:30 PM »
Things to consider:

First, do you really need a pet? A cat or dog not only needs regular attention, but is likely to demand that attention when you most need to study or complete assignments. Try reading, typing or writing with a cat or dog stuck in your lap.

Second, if you don't already know, it is more difficult and expensive to find an apartment which allows cats or dogs.

Third, consider appearing at law school, covered with dog or cat hair.

Now, doesn't a cute little hamster sound fun?
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Re: Dog Person Thinking About Getting a Cat
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2006, 03:42:14 PM »
you cant beat having a pet sitting on your lap, rubbing that tummy!
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Re: Dog Person Thinking About Getting a Cat
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2006, 03:43:18 PM »
No cats!  Too many of your friends will be allergic and won't come and visit you!

this is a good point.  a lot of people are allergic to cats
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Re: Dog Person Thinking About Getting a Cat
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2006, 04:24:57 PM »
Things to consider:

First, do you really need a pet? A cat or dog not only needs regular attention, but is likely to demand that attention when you most need to study or complete assignments. Try reading, typing or writing with a cat or dog stuck in your lap.

Second, if you don't already know, it is more difficult and expensive to find an apartment which allows cats or dogs.

Third, consider appearing at law school, covered with dog or cat hair.

Now, doesn't a cute little hamster sound fun?



Awww!

My sister has a *hamster. I've *hamster-sat a couple times. He/she is GREAT, but hard to play with (always trying to run away) and he/she sleeps all day and stays up allllll night running on that little wheel so I'm afraid I would never be able to get any sleep.

And I don't really neeeeeeeed a pet, I just reallllllly want one. I miss having a furry friend around.  :(

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