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Do real men own cats? PetPlace Readers Speak Out

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41.        i think men don't see cats as being macho, so even if they do like them most will not admit to it.
42.        IF A PERSON NO MATTER WHAT SEX THEY ARE IS SO LUCKY TO HAVE A CAT LOVE THEM, THEIR LIFE IS THAT MUCH BETTER.
43.        My 6 pack of catZ will put any man through their tests whenever one finally passes MY test and gets invited into OUR home! This will include having to deal with getting hair on his clothes; putting up with unexpected jumps into his lap; and allowing them to check out his food or drink Before he gets any! IF any of this is bothersome to him, well, it will be 'see ya, bye' for US!
44.        My husband never owned a cat until he married me and fell in love with my then 15 year old cat. She was like my daughter. We soon after that took in a stray and he fell in love with her. 5 years later my cat who was 20 passed away and her ashes are now on my mantel, along with a shrine, he was heart broken and we miss her terribly. I can't pass her without crying. My husband has changed his mind about cats.
45.        Real men own cats. If you can relate to a cat, you can relate to any person. LOL
46.        I think men who love/like cats are absolutely more caring, affectionate and loving than men who don't.
47.        My aunt once told me that if a man can come in your house and sit and pet your cat he's probably a decent guy. My last cat could pick out a bad man in a second and I started paying attention to him and my aunt. I think they're right. At this point in my life, I don't think I could date a man that hated cats. If he's indifferent then he's probably redeemable, but if he hates them, no way. My cats are too important to me to deal with that.
48.        I don't know no. I like them both - each for what they are.
49.        I think "Cat Men" are more interesing, loving and nuturing.
50.        I think men who like cats are great.
51.        I agree, I have two male cats that are brothers and have been together since birth. They are extremely different from one and other which is also a good point. They are both orange and white and love to play. They are extremely masculine in all they do. Clyde is bossy and loves to be fussed with. Barney is a hunter and has the patience of Job. They are super companions and are both truly a Man's Cat. Guys should relate to the cat family if they are truly Men.
52.        My husband was a "dog guy" when he moved in with me. That is until my Maine Coon, Max decided to show him the error of his thinking. We ended up getting a second MC at my husband's urging. Max died a couple of years ago at age 19, and we now have three Maine Coons-- The girl who has been with us is 16 now, and she has 18 month old "siblings" - a boy and girl. It's very busy at our house, and my husband adores them all -- just was much as I do! :)
53.        A guy had called to ask me out, and during the conversation, he mentioned not only did he hate cats, but that on his last hunting trip, he shot a 5-point buck. I thought to myself, dude--you don't even get strike 3--you're out! (P.S. The answer boxes for question one don't work with the question, but I said yes anyway.)
54.        I love cats! I have always been a "dog person" but also liked cats as well. but once my wife moved in with her cat, I became a "cat person". I still love dogs, but have a strong preferance for cats.
55.        Love them both and if they can get along even better:)
56.        men who like cats seem to be less possessive types.They don't have the need to control the animal who shares their lives. That's why I tend to agree with the woman who prefers dating men who like cats.
57.        Compassionate men have cats Greater men love cats and dogs
58.        I also have come to the conclusion that I will not date a man who doesn't like/love cats. Men can come and go (no pun intended LOL) but there will always be cats in my life.
59.        I inherited a part Maine Coon cat when my son came back to town and couldn't keep a cat in his new apartment. He got married a few years later and his wife is allergic to cats so I have had her about 7 years. We have become the best of friends. She follows me around the house and wants to be near me most of the time. She does not like to be held which is fine with me. She puts up with the grandchildren but doesn't want them to get too close. Overall she is a great cat.
60.        My boyfriend didnt like cats until we met our kitty. He walked right over to my boyfirend and fell asleep in his arms. That sealed the deal, and they are best friends.
61.        DITTO.
62.        many men think cat lovers are gayish.
63.        Men who like cats are better than those who don't. They are more sensitive and caring and that is what women love!
64.        Men who like cats tend to be nicer in general. Less arrogant and definitely CLEANER.
65.        Real men can love cats because a real man will be sensitive, caring and loving toward all animals.
66.        I admire any man who loves cats, it says a lot about them.
67.        Real men love cats! Ironically, many men don't realize this, themselves, because they didn't grow up with a cat. In the end, many men become cat converts because they admire and respect the independent nature of the cat!
68.        I think tolerant men are more likely to love cats than those intolerant or controlling men.
69.        I don't understand a man that does not like cats. If he is in that category, I am not interested.
70.        cATS ARE MORE "INDEPENDENT" MINDED THAN DOGS. iF A MAN DOES NOT LIKE CATS THEN HE IS NOT A CONFIDENT PERSON AND LIKELY PREFERS THE LOYALTY AND SUBMISSIVENESS OF DOGS
71.        It takes a real man who is confident in himself to love the independent feline.
72.        I'm female, and based on personal experience, I think it's frequently true that men who own or like cats are more compassionate... but that's certainly not always true. I knew one man who had two cats. He DID love them and would do things like hire a pet sitter to check on them TWICE a day -- or even stay overnight -- when he traveled. But he was TOTALLY oblivious to the fact that the bigger cat was bullying the smaller cat, and the smaller cat was slinking around or hiding in constant fear and stress. When I brought this to his attention, he eventually admitted to "seeing" what I was talking about, but was too wrapped up in work, sports. etc. to take the time to remedy the situation. Frankly, despite his love for his cats. I though he shouldn't be a pet owner. So, if a man loves cats, it doesn't necessarily mean that he's tuned in, observant or compassionate. I don't think you can apply rules straight across the board about people, but I do have a history of getting along best with men who own cats.

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