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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 02:21 pm

New cat invented.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/25/2006 at 01:33 PM
    1. This is silly.  If you want a cat who thinks and acts like a puppy, get a Maine Coon.  They are as dumb, goofy and affectionate as you could wish, and they have lovely soft fur like a rabbit’s.

      Posted by Sonetka’s Mom on 2006 03 25 at 01:42 PM • permalink


    1. Does it eat turkey?

      Posted by Bugaboot on 2006 03 25 at 01:43 PM • permalink


    1. Hold on here, you mean a new cat © ® and all that other shit…wouldn’t want The Black Adder, angry.

      Posted by El Cid on 2006 03 25 at 01:54 PM • permalink


    1. THAT ain’t natural. Its as freakish a thing as if LLL had sprouted a brain and a penis.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 03 25 at 02:43 PM • permalink


    1. Ray would still kick his ass.

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2006 03 25 at 02:44 PM • permalink


    1. Wait, wait…wanna’ take back my #3 post and replace it with…‘That’s a mighty strange pussy you got there mam’.

      Posted by El Cid on 2006 03 25 at 02:58 PM • permalink


    1. Feh. Call me when they make a dog that acts like a cat.

      Posted by harrison on 2006 03 25 at 03:14 PM • permalink


    1. The world is on fire, and some lady decides we need…a new cat.


      Posted by ushie on 2006 03 25 at 03:32 PM • permalink


    1. Hey, if we can’t spare the resources to breed goofy cats, then the terrorists have won…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 03 25 at 03:44 PM • permalink


    1. Well, if PETA doesn’t approve of this new breed, I’m all for it.  Just on principle, you understand.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 03 25 at 03:45 PM • permalink


    1. I don’t know what she means “act like a puppy”.  Harder to housetrain?  Chews up all your shoes?  With some exceptions, kittens that are socialized early grow up to be as affectionate and playful as dogs.  I think it all boils down to the floppy ears.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 03 25 at 04:47 PM • permalink


    1. Some cats are people cats, some cats aren’t. Things work out that way.

      Where maine coons are concerned, I wouldn’t call them dumb. Maine coons are real good at reading people, and have a fair amount of initiative. They’re a lot luck huskies and similar breeds of dog. A husky will initiate behavior most other breeds will not.

      BTW, keep this in mind. When a dog or a cat can’t decide on which side of the door he wants to be, it’s not that he can’t decide on which side of the door he wants to be, he wants you to go out with him.

      Posted by mythusmage on 2006 03 25 at 05:10 PM • permalink


    1. Richard the Mack:  Ok, ok, I also welcome our new puppycat overlords.

      Mythusmage:  I had a Maine coon—she was adorable, stupid as a box of rocks, and acted more like a cat than any other cat I’ve ever had.  I now have a “mutt” tomcat, and he comes when I call, plays fetch, romps almost constantly, and loves affection.  I think this lady, all she had to do was go to the shelter and she’d find appreciative cats…

      Posted by ushie on 2006 03 25 at 05:38 PM • permalink


    1. Bloody hell, I thought you meant a new Jaguar.

      I hope that woman is (and remains) single.

      Posted by entropy on 2006 03 25 at 05:44 PM • permalink


    1. It looks like a combination of Scottish Fold and the Japanese Bob-tail. Both cat breeds, according to the literature, are sweet-tempered and fond of humans. It sounds like a bunch of bull; curiosity and playfulness are characteristics of all cats, at least when they are young (some as they grow older become fur lumps that eat and sleep), and my cat will come when she is called—well, whenever she feels like it.

      By the way, the level of cat-hatred from some of you has passed from the amusing to the disturbing. You seem to be enraged that cats even exist. Though I’m not really a dog person I have owned dogs, and I like dogs. In fact, I can’t think of an animal I really don’t like. If a dog or any other animal acts up (for instance, a dog that barks and barks all day and night) it’s usually due to their stupid owners (like the owners of the barking dog, who left their pet alone for long stretches of time shut in the laundry room of the apartment behind mine, which had no soundproofing).

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 03 25 at 06:00 PM • permalink


    1. I can’t think of an animal I really don’t like. 
      Except for the animals you terminate here, Andrea.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2006 03 25 at 06:08 PM • permalink


    1. Those aren’t animals, Swinish, they’re vegetables.

      Posted by Pixy Misa on 2006 03 25 at 07:42 PM • permalink


    1. The whole point of having a cat is that it won’t bug you for attention 24/7. The only merit to the puppycat that I can see is that they’ve upset PETA.

      Posted by Scott W on 2006 03 25 at 08:16 PM • permalink


    1. Oh Christ! This dog cat has the potential to be the leader who can unite both dpgs AND cats turn them against us!

      Posted by Amos on 2006 03 25 at 08:33 PM • permalink


    1. So, is this new critter a cog?

      Or a dat?

      Posted by rinardman on 2006 03 25 at 09:02 PM • permalink


    1. #15 andrea, cat hatred is an honoured tradition among australian men. i reckon if you did a poll worldwide, australian blokes would be the cat-hatingest people on the planet.  the most common thought expressed when a cat appears is “i’d like to dropkick that thing into next week”. why is it so? i’ve got no clue

      Posted by KK on 2006 03 25 at 10:07 PM • permalink


    1. So does this new dog-cat combination means that it devours endangered native species as well as people???

      Posted by Brian on 2006 03 25 at 10:20 PM • permalink


    1. #15 andrea, cat hatred is an honoured tradition among australian men.

      I beg to disagree. Being an Australian man myself, I’ve noted mostly it consists of “I’m so macho! I hate cats”

      Then they go home and sit there watching the sport with said animal on their lap…

      Kinda like the relationship between Europeans and US culture…

      Posted by Quentin George on 2006 03 25 at 11:34 PM • permalink


    1. Mind you, I did have a laugh about the friend whose wife didn’t want him to get a dog, so instead he got the biggest male cat he could fine, and trained it to be a dog…

      Posted by Quentin George on 2006 03 25 at 11:35 PM • permalink


    1. cat hatred is an honoured tradition among australian men… why is it so? i’ve got no clue

      Maybe it’s competition over food?

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 03 26 at 01:43 AM • permalink


    1. My cat acts like a dog, I’ve called him puppy cat before.  I never thought I should have trade maked it.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2006 03 26 at 03:30 AM • permalink


    1. I want a maine coon.

      I have a fat black and white moggy who is the Captain of the Falling Asleep Team for Australia, and there are a couple of boys moved in recently. One we call Keanu because he’s a pretty boy with not much between the ears. He gets himself stuck under the house even when the little door is left open for him. The other cat is discovering what being a cat is all about. Lounging around under your feet, nagging all hours for food and trying to kill the wildlife.

      And doglike cats? You just need an oriental for that. One of my friends has one of those who plays fetch, follows her around the house and tries to chew on shoes.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 03 26 at 06:16 AM • permalink


    1. This is one reason why Australian men hate cats.

      Another is the possibility the cat is owned by a cat lady.

      Any red blooded male would be shit scared of waking up next to someone like that!

      Posted by entropy on 2006 03 26 at 08:28 AM • permalink


    1. Andrea, how do you feel about those filthy yappy ratdogs?  I mean, Chihuahuas?

      Posted by ushie on 2006 03 26 at 03:16 PM • permalink


    1. WEll, my friend has one that is actually well-behaved and friendly, and who rarely makes a sound. I think they are rather cute, though of course if they have unpleasant temperaments the cuteness wears off quick. Still, they are much too nervous and needy—like other dogs.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 03 26 at 09:15 PM • permalink


    1. Entropy: I seriously doubt men hate domestic cats because of feral ones. I think the real reason they hate cats is because cats are not easily dominated, and also men dislike it when a woman dotes on anything but her man.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 03 26 at 09:17 PM • permalink


    1. I forgot to add: hence your fear of the “cat lady.” “She prefers her cat over me!” is the not so secret fear; and it’s probably true.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 03 26 at 09:18 PM • permalink


    1. Good thought, Andrea. Cats are fun and goofy and affectionate and playful…until they reach 2 or 3, and then many of them loose that “kittenish” side. Maybe it’s not that these kitties are any different, it’s just that none of them have gotten old enough to reach that stage yet?

      Posted by KC on 2006 03 26 at 09:58 PM • permalink


    1. #25 you speak truth in jest – orphan kittens thrive on milk with a smidge of vegemite

      Posted by KK on 2006 03 26 at 10:31 PM • permalink


    1. In my circles the feral cat issue is certainly pretty big, but I suspect, at heart, you may be right Andrea.  The cat is strong competition for our females’ attention.  Not as much fun as a reason, though.

      Posted by entropy on 2006 03 26 at 10:54 PM • permalink


    1. #29: All of the irritating characteristics of chihuahuas are easily explained by the fact that they were originally raised as meat animals. Go to the anthropological museum in Mexico City some time, you’ll see lots of pottery portraits of chihuahuas made plump through forced feeding, like geese. No wonder they’re always looking over their wee shoulders…

      We have a llasa with pronounced feline tendencies; the daughter calls her a “dat.”  She even rubs against your legs when she wants a pet.

      Posted by BruceW on 2006 03 27 at 10:00 AM • permalink


    1. Re:#23…I agree completley!

      Posted by Brian on 2006 03 27 at 07:42 PM • permalink


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