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May 10, 2021 - 2:25pm

Almost all of my gfs had cats and, while I never had a pet on my own or grew up with them, they left a very positive impression on me.
Cats are a lot easier to handle than dogs, but they still require a lot of time and effort. It is not a great idea to have a cat alone when you are never there, it would be easier as a couple. Just to keep the pet mentally safe and entertained. Banking hours or >9 hours are not acceptable for a cat in solitude.

There are a lot of things I didn't know about cats, like what their body language means, how many different meows there are and how big the vet bills would be. I also learned that cats need their teeth brushed regularly.

All in all, I recommend a cat if you have the time as a couple or if you are able to spend some quality time with the pet. Not great in IB if you are never available.

May 10, 2021 - 2:28pm

cyberpunk

Banking hours or >9 hours are not acceptable for a cat in solitude

sooo basically get 2 cats in this situation 

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May 10, 2021 - 2:31pm

That is actually a good solution for a lot of situations where the cats are left alone. Two cats are able to keep themselves entertained for some time, but still not great if you are not there during the entire day.

May 10, 2021 - 3:15pm

What kind of time and effort does a cat require?  You have to feed them but they literally go to the bathroom on their own.   They are very independent animals.  

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May 10, 2021 - 3:34pm

It depends on the cat, they are all different.
But you'd have to brush them, clean them every once in a while, spend time with them, clean their litter box, play with them, feed them, make sure they have water, etc. Some of these tasks are not daily, but some are. Cats also like to spend time with humans. daily playtime is about 15-25 mins daily, and then just being there for them.
Some cats are very active at night, so if the owner wakes up easily, this might be an issue.

We had cats that were entirely independent, but others developed mental issues after being left alone.

May 10, 2021 - 3:47pm

cyberpunk

It depends on the cat, they are all different.
But you'd have to brush them, clean them every once in a while, spend time with them, clean their litter box, play with them, feed them, make sure they have water, etc. Some of these tasks are not daily, but some are. Cats also like to spend time with humans. daily playtime is about 15-25 mins daily, and then just being there for them.
Some cats are very active at night, so if the owner wakes up easily, this might be an issue.

We had cats that were entirely independent, but others developed mental issues after being left alone.

Some cats like to spend time with humans while others do not.  For the most part, their view of spending time with humans, is to sit where your sitting.  They will rollover occasionally but most cats do not like to be picked up

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May 10, 2021 - 4:27pm

The snow bengal siamese kitty that I got for my Dad - that was stolen 😥😭😭

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May 11, 2021 - 12:08pm

Thanks yeah pretty twisted. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

May 10, 2021 - 4:55pm

Cats basically do nothing but sleep all day and eat. My cat sleeps basically the entire day then shuts its brain off and goes crazy at 3AM like all cats do. They require very little maintenance unlike dogs which need to be taken out every few hours to pee/poop, need to be walked regularly or they go crazy and destroy the house. Also, cats are super easy in an apartment. I love my dogs, but I really wish I only had the cat 

May 10, 2021 - 6:13pm

If my cat didn't have the small bell on its collar I would never know where it was half the time. The most sound it makes is when it's hungry and meows like a madman to get me to give it more food or when it's 3AM and it's in psycho mode and it tries to jump to reach the ceiling 

May 10, 2021 - 6:28pm

dont do it man havent you seen tiger king

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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May 10, 2021 - 8:33pm

would definitely recommend getting 2 if you plan on getting cats so they can keep each other company. I work at a hf and have good time to spend with my cats but I also wfh majority of the time and plan to do that going fwd. Generally cats can keep to themselves and just eat shit and sleep. Make sure you get one of those automatic timed feeders so they get food on time. If you do end up getting cats, make sure you adopt from a local shelter

May 11, 2021 - 4:37am

I have two cats. One is thoroughbred and the other is street. My thoroughbred is not at all affectionate, but street on the contrary! It's like he's grateful to me for taking him in and feeding him every day. If you want a thoroughbred, then choose carefully, as I have it with character.

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