Kylee of our PoC family inspired this article with her comment about cat lovers, on another page:
‘It’s good when it makes you realise there are others like us out there’
She is right, it is good!
PoC is a wonderful meeting place for all of us who love cats but we also meet other like minded people in real life too.
The North of England is known to be a very friendly place to live and I’m wondering if other parts of our country and countries abroad are the same?
Here cat lovers are especially friendly people, almost always in the Pet Food aisle at the Supermarket someone strikes up a conversation:
‘I just don’t know what to buy for my cats today, they refuse everything lately that they used to like’
‘Oh I know, ours do the same’
‘How many have you got?’
‘Three, how many have you got?’
‘Oh I wouldn’t be without cats, I love them’
And so it goes on.
Then the checkout assistant:
‘My cats like this sort of food you’ve got today’
‘Oh yes, I have six, how many do you have?’
When buying cat food in bulk for local cats in care, it goes something like this:
‘Wow that’s a lot of tins, how ever many cats do you have?’
‘Only two, this is for cats in Sanctuaries’
‘What a good idea, I should do that, I’d love to have a cat but my hubby doesn’t like them’
In the vet’s waiting room people with cats tend to gravitate together, not only to avoid the dogs waiting too, upsetting the cats, but to admire each other’s cats.
A little ‘meow’ and others there with their cat baskets all look sympathetic and peek in at the cat and a conversation starts up:
‘What a pretty cat’ and ‘Hello and what’s your name beautiful boy?’
Cat lovers feel no embarrassment about talking to their own and each other’s cats.
I feel sorry for people without cats, they miss out on so much. Even more so for people who say they hate cats, what very inadequate people they must be to think that way!
We don’t expect everyone to like cats but to hate them is very unkind. Cat lovers don’t go around saying we hate dogs, anyone hating any animal makes me think they are a very pathetic person. I think cat lovers are mostly very tolerant people.
It does get my back up if anyone says nasty things about cats, stupid things like ‘I hate cats because they kill birds’. What an ignorant, blinkered opinion that is.
Whatever happened to tolerance of each other and of animals?