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Photo spam! His name is Finn.

[quote]I have a cat. He’s the most dog-like cat I’ve ever known though, quite different than your regular housecat. He’s a hybrid of a wildcat and a domestic cat.

He follows me around, works hard for my attention, and is surprisingly protective. He’s not even remotely picky – about the only thing he doesn’t eat is fruit; he’ll eat broccoli. If I’m ignoring him too much, he’ll start knocking glassware down, and pushing books off of shelves. But, like a wildcat, he has a certain amount of ferocity and strength that you don’t see in a typical 'pussy’cat.

Sadly, there’s no “cat lovers” thread.[/quote]

Large eyes, and aggressive angular head (distinctly different than a domestic cat):

Angry face:

Almost 14lbs of solid muscle:

Pattern and naturally glossy coat (also note the atypically large paws):

hello

cats are fun to dissect.

[quote]strungoutboy21 wrote:
cats are fun to dissect. [/quote]

:frowning:

[quote]strungoutboy21 wrote:
cats are fun to dissect. [/quote]

Really.

Kind of dick move man.

That’s a cool lookin cat. I like all those stripes. I have a cold blooded killer back at home, but I’m at work now. That son of a bitch brought a live vole into the house a week ago and took his sweet ass time to kill it.

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]strungoutboy21 wrote:
cats are fun to dissect. [/quote]

Really.

Kind of dick move man. [/quote]

how so… a cat thread? nothing screams I’m a pussy more than having a cat

love cats

joking of course. I liked cats through HS, but in college when I got a dog never looked back. Had some growing up, but never was able to keep them. forever a dog fan now.

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]strungoutboy21 wrote:
cats are fun to dissect. [/quote]

Really.

Kind of dick move man. [/quote]

how so… a cat thread? nothing screams I’m a pussy more than having a cat[/quote]

LOL

I jokingly agree.

But there are some cool cats out there.

And cats certainly have some of the funniest vids all over the web.

I’m a big cat fan. Don’t have one at the moment but grew up around them. Funny-ass animals

Ever notice that male cat owners always say that their cat is “like a dog” and brag about how ferocious it is? Your cat is not “like a dog”…it’s like a cat. Your Mr. Mittens is not the sole exception to millions of years of hardwired feline traits…general indifference, lack of empathy towards anyone or anything, and feigning affection only when its hungry or wants its shit-box cleaned.

I have dogs but it seemed completely illogical to compare them to cats and then decide that since I have dogs I must hate cats.

I love cats. I’m allergic to them, but that also doesn’t mean I have to hate them.

Your guy looks really beautiful there, LoRez. Nice pattern on his back too.

We had a cat when I was a kid and she was pretty cool. She used to catch mice and squirrels and proudly display them on the back patio.

Turned out I was highly allergic though. We kept the cat anyways but I had to be mean to her to keep her away from me and my room, the only place I could escape sinus pressure. Oh well.

Having owned 2 dogs and a cat growing up, as well as spending plenty of time around male cats, I respectfully disagree.

Bengals are rather different. Maybe not dog-like, but definitely unlike housecats. This is the first cat I’ve been around that truly operated with a hierarchical power structure. Sometimes he gets out of line and needs to be put back in his place. It’s very strange.

The other major difference is how much attention these cats require; most cats just sort of mind their own business, these are very similar to dogs in their attention demands, and they act out destructively if they perceive any slighting. Almost every other cat I’ve known could care less.

Not a perfect analogy, but a Bengal is to a typical cat (any semi-social breed) like a husky-wolf mix is to a golden retriever. Similar in many regards, but markedly different in others.

They’re a cross between a wild jungle cat from southeast Asia and domestics. They bred the territory-marking behavior and some of the aggression out, but otherwise they’re a fairly demanding breed.

Just speaking in generalities - some breeds definitely have unique characteristics. My folks bought some special breed of cat a few months ago, and the thing is brilliant…almost eerily so…like it’s plotting something. Oh, and it apparently lives to be 25 years old, so I may be inheriting it!

[quote]LoRez wrote:
Having owned 2 dogs and a cat growing up, as well as spending plenty of time around male cats, I respectfully disagree.
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[quote]PimpBot5000 wrote:
I’m a big cat fan. Don’t have one at the moment but grew up around them. Funny-ass animals

Ever notice that male cat owners always say that their cat is “like a dog” and brag about how ferocious it is? Your cat is not “like a dog”…it’s like a cat. Your Mr. Mittens is not the sole exception to millions of years of hardwired feline traits…general indifference, lack of empathy towards anyone or anything, and feigning affection only when its hungry or wants its shit-box cleaned.[/quote]

Cats have different personalities, just like dogs.

Cats are typically more independent and will let you know when or if they want attention… Some are more aloof and will give you affection when they want food… yes. But, some crave attention than others and want to be wherever you are, or at least near you.

Animals in general are awesome.

[quote]LoRez wrote:
Having owned 2 dogs and a cat growing up, as well as spending plenty of time around male cats, I respectfully disagree.

Bengals are rather different. Maybe not dog-like, but definitely unlike housecats. This is the first cat I’ve been around that truly operated with a hierarchical power structure. Sometimes he gets out of line and needs to be put back in his place. It’s very strange.

The other major difference is how much attention these cats require; most cats just sort of mind their own business, these are very similar to dogs in their attention demands, and they act out destructively if they perceive any slighting. Almost every other cat I’ve known could care less.

Not a perfect analogy, but a Bengal is to a typical cat (any semi-social breed) like a husky-wolf mix is to a golden retriever. Similar in many regards, but markedly different in others.

They’re a cross between a wild jungle cat from southeast Asia and domestics. They bred the territory-marking behavior and some of the aggression out, but otherwise they’re a fairly demanding breed.[/quote]
Bengals are beautiful and damn expensive.

What generation/grade is it?

Ah ha! Another Vitamin Shoppe shopper.

And if those pants are Adidas, I have the same pair.

[quote]CargoCapable wrote:
Ah ha! Another Vitamin Shoppe shopper.

And if those pants are Adidas, I have the same pair.[/quote]

Yes I am and Yes they are :slight_smile:

Pic of one of the kittens we’re picking up after the house gets built. He’s huskier than the rest of his siblings.

[quote]imhungry wrote:

[quote]CargoCapable wrote:
Ah ha! Another Vitamin Shoppe shopper.

And if those pants are Adidas, I have the same pair.[/quote]

Yes I am and Yes they are :slight_smile:

Pic of one of the kittens we’re picking up after the house gets built. He’s huskier than the rest of his siblings.[/quote]
Well, well, well. Same pants, same supp store and you’re building a house. If only you had alligators in PA. I assume you will have the top of the line foundation.