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Old 10-07-2012, 10:11 AM
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As for running around all night, uh yeah, that is why whiskey isn't allowed in our room at night. But we just close the door and we don't even know he is in the apartment.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:36 AM
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If I tried to crate my cats... Omg... LOL. I spanked one of my cats once. It did nothing. Cats are such buttholes, lol.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:38 AM
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Letting cats roam the neighborhood is another excellent example of "cats being easier", when they honestly aren't. Dogs would probably be easier too, if you let them roam all day long. No need for exercise or play. Just feeding and housing.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:48 AM
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Letting cats roam the neighborhood is another excellent example of "cats being easier", when they honestly aren't. Dogs would probably be easier too, if you let them roam all day long. No need for exercise or play. Just feeding and housing.
Don't get me started on people who let their cats roam in town Your pet should stay with YOU or on your property. Dog, cat, hamster, goldfish, I don't care what it is.

Not safe for kitty, destructive to other people's hard earned personal property, destructive to the neighborhood, and probably a bunch of other things I'm not even thinking of right now!
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It depends... but generally cats are easier maintenance-wise, dogs are easier to train and manipulate to fit in to your life. Though there are some cool cat training videos out there - there***8217;s one of a cat doing an agility course. Yay for clicker training!

It also depends on whether you***8217;re keeping the animal as a pet or as a lawn ornament. I know plenty of dogs who live outside 24/7 who are incredibly low maintenance. Anyone seen those automatic waterers and giant free feeders in farm stores? Who do you think those are for?? I***8217;ve had people ask me to look in on the dogs while they***8217;re on vacation - those feeder and waterers can last for a week!!
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:08 AM
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If I tried to crate my cats... Omg... LOL. I spanked one of my cats once. It did nothing. Cats are such buttholes, lol.
Here we go again....
Sigh...
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:13 AM
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Crate them when the party starts. Give them the basement for parties, or perhaps a 'bedtime' room. There are ways to deal with it just like you would a dog if "knock it off" didn't cut it (and some dogs that works on, some it does NOT! LOL)
LOL, I've totally said "I swear to god I'm going to crate you two!" before. Actually, that was the caption of this picture:



I have shut them in "their" room before on nights when they drive me nuts.. yes.. my cats have their own bedroom in my house I feel bad because we don't let them in our bedroom (husband is allergic to cats..), so it's the best I can do.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:22 AM
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I would struggle owning a caged animal, though, because I know I wouldn't be dedicated enough to clean the cage as often as I should. And I'm not sure I'd stimulate it enough to have it properly cared for.
I wish more people realized this. I hate how many people get rats and just think they have to clean the cage and get toys. Yes these animals live in a cage and love toys but playing with their people is VERY important for them.


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LOL, have you ever tried to discipline a cat? They don't care.. or at least, mine don't. Mine are lunatics at night and trust me, I've tried telling them to "knock it off!" like I would do with my dogs (& with the dogs, that's all that's needed), and they might stop and stare at me for a minute, but as soon as I walk back into our bedroom, it starts up again.
This has been my experience with cats.


Part of it for me is also the liter box. I don't care if you get the best liter in the world I think it smells gross and end up gagging the whole time I have to scoop it.

Also for me I do agree you have to train your dog and that takes time. But for me once it's done it's done. It did take time investment when I got Yoshi but I haven't had to worry about most things since she was about 1-2 years old.

Watching TV or a movie? She'll sit down and snuggle.
Playing on the computer or a video game? She'll lay at my feet and has learned to not even walk near the cords.
Going outside? She's right there ready there's no hunting her down.
Has to go to the bathroom? Ask her and open the door and stand there while she goes.
She wants to play? She loves fetch and tug games and so even in bad weather or if I'm sick I can still play inside with her.
Vet appointment? She'll jump into the car, sit nicely, and love on the vet the entire appointment.

I'll be the first to admit her first year or two I did put a lot of time into it getting her to learn the routine, socializing her, training her but that paid off and she's an incredibly easy animal to have. Compare that to my friends who have cats who at 5 years are still as big a pains as they were from the beginning.

I really like having a pet that when I say 'hey don't do that' they stop and come over with a 'I love you why would I do that if you don't want it done?' attitude compared to the 'screw you I'll do what I like' attitude of most cats I have met.

Also I've never had to rush home for Yoshi *puppy age aside*. Most of the time I do head home but that's because I've missed her while I was at work and not because there is a HUGE rush to get her outside. I know she can and will hold it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:24 AM
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This thread is making me want a cat. :[
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:25 AM
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Granted.. they are pretty cute..



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