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The Truth About Cats: They're Good for Us

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:43 PM

News headlines over the past few years have linked cat ownership to everything from cancer to craziness, but new studies suggest that cats are actually beneficial to human health, and may even reduce our risk for cancer and other diseases.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:52 PM

Mine drive me crazy and make me insanely happy at the same time! :)

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:00 PM

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:17 PM

View PostJeffertonturner, on 23 August 2012 - 02:52 PM, said:

Mine drive me crazy and make me insanely happy at the same time! :)

Mine just drive me crazy, and they're strays. Except for maybe one that's just tolerable.


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:21 PM

Fact of the matter is that without cats, at the beginning of civilization, people would not have had much time for culture and similar achievements.

It was cats that made storage of food feasible controlling rodents. Without them all would have ended like any primitive culture, live from day to day and hardly capable of saving anything.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:38 PM

Attached File  PICT1079.JPG   132.19K   11 downloadsMine is a miracle.  Came out of nowhere one dark night, climbed on my lap and looked at me like I was the love of her life.  I didn't want a cat.  I had just lost my job, was soon to lose my wife, home and reasons for living.  Through it all this cat remained.  When I found a room where cats weren't welcome she became an outdoor cat but stayed close.  As my situations changed, she adapted.  Now, nearly six years and many changes later, this cat is all I have left of my former life.  She's never far from me, following me from room to room as I go about my day.  Greets me at the door when I return.   She's the only friend I have, but she's enough.


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:45 PM

View PostBig Jim, on 23 August 2012 - 03:38 PM, said:

Attachment PICT1079.JPGMine is a miracle.  Came out of nowhere one dark night, climbed on my lap and looked at me like I was the love of her life.  I didn't want a cat.  I had just lost my job, was soon to lose my wife, home and reasons for living.  Through it all this cat remained.  When I found a room where cats weren't welcome she became an outdoor cat but stayed close.  As my situations changed, she adapted.  Now, nearly six years and many changes later, this cat is all I have left of my former life.  She's never far from me, following me from room to room as I go about my day.  Greets me at the door when I return.   She's the only friend I have, but she's enough.

She looks a lovely cat and an obvious loyal friend..


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:04 PM

Did you know Cats are Gods and Goddesses?  At least mine thinks she is.  But maybe they are plotting to take over the world... at someone is thinking so.  Read here.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:10 PM

View PostParacelse, on 23 August 2012 - 04:04 PM, said:

Did you know Cats are Gods and Goddesses?  At least mine thinks she is.  But maybe they are plotting to take over the world... at someone is thinking so.  Read here.

I love that...excellent...thanks for the laugh Para.. :)


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:11 PM

Any articles on rats for a change?


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:32 PM

View PostMnemonix, on 23 August 2012 - 04:11 PM, said:

Any articles on rats for a change?
My cat eat them :P

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Here she done crawling through cobwebs in the basement...

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:34 PM

View PostBrianPotter, on 23 August 2012 - 04:10 PM, said:

I love that...excellent...thanks for the laugh Para.. :)

Forgot to ask did you actually take the test????

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:41 PM

View PostParacelse, on 23 August 2012 - 04:34 PM, said:

Forgot to ask did you actually take the test????

Not yet..im going to let the wife take it first Para...will let you know the results... :yes:


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:53 PM

View PostParacelse, on 23 August 2012 - 04:34 PM, said:

Forgot to ask did you actually take the test????

93% Para....!!...im shocked..!!


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:40 PM

My cat has developed a taste for cicadas. They litter my back porch now. Half eaten, usually....

"A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays."


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