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  1. SubscriberFMF
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    06 Mar '16 03:26
    Putting to one side people who like both equally or who like neither (perhaps), what deductions or assumptions (whether they be spurious, serious, speculative... or whatever) can we make about the character and psychology of people who prefer dogs to cats and people who prefer cats to dogs.
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    06 Mar '16 03:34
    Originally posted by FMF
    Putting to one side people who like both equally or who like neither (perhaps), what deductions or assumptions (whether they be spurious, serious, speculative... or whatever) can we make about the character and psychology of people who prefer dogs to cats and people who prefer cats to dogs.
    What about people who have both?
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    06 Mar '16 03:37
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    What about people who have both?
    Go for it. 😛
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    06 Mar '16 03:45
    For me, it's all about the type. I'd rather have a Persian cat than a pittbull, but I'd rather have a Welsh Corgi (dog) than a Main Coon (cat).
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    06 Mar '16 03:561 edit
    Originally posted by vivify
    I'd rather have a Welsh Corgi (dog) than a Main Coon (cat).
    Are those cats originally from Maine?

    edit: Oh, I see the origins of the name may have something to do with the escapades of Marie Antoinette sending her pets to Maine and her never getting to join them or a certain Captain Charles Coon whose tom cats shagged the cats of New England when his ship was in port..
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    06 Mar '16 04:44
    Originally posted by FMF
    Are those cats originally from Maine?

    edit: Oh, I see the origins of the name may have something to do with the escapades of Marie Antoinette sending her pets to Maine and her never getting to join them or a certain Captain Charles Coon whose tom cats shagged the cats of New England when his ship was in port..
    Learning things like this is what makes this forum great.
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    Experience shows that people who own cats are ugly, insecure, cheat on their
    taxes, and are more likely to support ISIS.

    Fact.
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    06 Mar '16 07:46
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Experience shows that people who own cats are ugly, insecure, cheat on their
    taxes, and are more likely to support ISIS.

    Fact.
    People who own dogs are more likely to have a smelly house.
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    06 Mar '16 08:58
    Someone one said, "Give a dog food, love, and shelter, and it thinks you're a god. Give a cat food, love, and shelter and it thinks it's a god." There's bound to be an insight in there about the psychology of those who would give food, love, and shelter to the one or the other. Seitse might actually be on the right path there (mildly overstated, as usual).
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    06 Mar '16 09:04
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Someone one said, "Give a dog food, love, and shelter, and it thinks you're a god. Give a cat food, love, and shelter and it thinks it's a god." There's bound to be an insight in there about the psychology of those who would give food, love, and shelter to the one or the other. Seitse might actually be on the right path there (mildly overstated, as usual).
    If Seitse is on the right path sir, Western civilization will have to have a rethink on where it is heading.

    I'm a dog person. (Unless my cat is listening, in which case i am definitely a cat person).
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    06 Mar '16 09:10
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    If Seitse is on the right path sir, Western civilization will have to have a rethink on where it is heading.
    Western civilization is not heading anywhere; it's adrift.
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    06 Mar '16 09:11
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Experience shows that people who own cats are ugly, insecure, cheat on their taxes, and are more likely to support ISIS.
    I own cats but I don't cheat on my taxes.
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    06 Mar '16 09:38
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Western civilization is not heading anywhere; it's adrift.
    But would you say that Western civilization is simply going to the dogs or would you say it hasn't got a cat in hell's chance of getting back on course?
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    I'd say Western civilization is engaged in a catfight with the black dog of depression.
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    06 Mar '16 09:591 edit
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    Dog people are in denial:

    "Don't worry he won't bite"
    - dogs bite people all the time it is normal for a dog to bite other creatures if it feels threatened for some doggy-brained reason

    "He likes you"
    - no he doesn't. He doesn't even know who I am. He's checking me out to see if I need biting.

    "He wants to play with you"
    - no he doesn't. He is establishing his authority over me as the newest potential pack member by jumping up, putting his sharp claws agains my chest and vital organs while simultaneously urinating down my leg in a barely concealed snarl of joy.
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