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I am SO MAD! I just had to go and report someone to the moderator on my dog forum that I belong to. I hate being a snitch, but this guy was really pissing me off.
I was reading a quite intense thread on the dog forum ( a few people were arguing back and forth about weather it was okay to let a puppy stay outside or not ) when I noticed that this guy's quote at the end of his message was very rude. It said : "Missing your cat? Check under my tires!"
I was outraged when I saw this. I complained about the quote to the moderator and it must of worked because the very next day I saw the his quote now read : "There sure are some nit-picky cry-babbies around here"
So I just posted back..."To whom it may concern...I'm laughing not crying."
Then I went and posted "Why do men think that it's so macho of them to hate cats?" And he replied that he's seen all sorts of animals get hit not jsut cats and that he saw it on the back of a bumper sticker and thought it was funny. Then someone else posted back that people were over reacting to the quote and he didn't like cat either.
ARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGG! What the **** is wrong with people? Why on earth would you belong to an animals lovers web site and post somethimg like that? What a red neck. (I saw pics of him in his album) Why would anyone hate cats? People are so weird.
 

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My fiance was taught to hate cats by his mother. It took over three years for him to make peace with my cat. It even got to the point where he made the "it's me or your cat" ultimatum. I told him the cat was here first. Now I'll catch a sideways glance of him looking at the cat with something akin to love.

He's becoming a cat person. :)
 

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why some hate cats

moshimoshi! or as you say in america, howdy!

I just want to say I very happy to be here. I love cats! In Japan, they are sometimes called koneko, when they are small. I believe your small cat word is kitten? is this not correct? it is not welcome for us to keep cats. they occupy space that is needed for other children, when they are allowed. sometimes you are not allowed children if you have cat. it is sad, they are beautiful. but i have a cat so it is good. but i see why people hate cat. sometimes i wish i could have children!

very happy introduction! nice meeting you!

Taka
 

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Very good! I sorry for my english. I hope to be better. to learn english is hard. but i try very hard. someday i hope to be well at it. I decide to use english dengonban I not sure of english word but maybe it is chat?

arigatou means thank you! I say arigatou to you!

Taka

I see kitten by my name. why do I have this?
 

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It says "kitten" by your name because you are new to the Cat Forum. As you post your rank will get higher and the cat heads will get darker.

Your english is far better than my Japanese. :) I like watching Japanese cartoons, but it's hard to learn Japanese that way. One of my favorites is "Spirited Away."

You should go to the "Say Meow" forum and introduce yourself to everyone here. I'm sure everyone else will like to say "moshimoshi" to you! :)
 

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very good! I say thank you! I put chat in say meow. I did not know to chat there. thank you!

I know this spirited away. in japan it called Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi. my favorite american movie is Lord of Rings!

thank you!

Taka
 

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My husband is a big "redneck" type guy. I dont mean it in a bad way, he is just very mascualin you know.... anyways he loves our animals (especially the cats) as much as I do. He never goes hunting for deer either, and most of his freinds are big hunters. I think some times men dont think it is manly of them to like cats.

We talk to our cats like they are children, and reffer to ourselves as mommy and daddy. My husband will hold the kittens and nuzzle them and then he says look mommy who is daddys girl now, just to make me jelous :wink:
 

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lol, Lilly!

Justin will get down and do a major snuggle/scratch session with Sabby then look sideways at me and say slyly, "jealous?"
 

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taka said:
Very good! I sorry for my english. I hope to be better. to learn english is hard. but i try very hard. someday i hope to be well at it. I decide to use english dengonban I not sure of english word but maybe it is chat?

arigatou means thank you! I say arigatou to you!

Taka

I see kitten by my name. why do I have this?
I know arigatou only from a silly song from the 1980's in America - "Mr. Roboto." It's where the robot dance came from...

"Domo arigatou, Mr. Roboto...
Domo...
Domo..."

Anyway - back on track.

Actually me and all my guy friends have cats, but indeed cats are looked at as being "not macho". Kinda stupid to me. :roll: Maybe it's because cats are more likely to scratch when mad (dogs don't bite that offen), or because they don't obey commands most of the time. Or because they have a lack of patience.

I think "most" guys grow out of it after high school.
 

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Here's my experience - people who hate cats have never lived with one. When I met my husband, right when we started dating, he was all love-stricken and all that. He told me I could have anything I wanted. And I said "Can I have 50 cats?" He told me I could have 100. He had no idea I really had 45 cats! Please trust me, I'm not a hoarder, and I have vets and friends and a rescue org that will vouch for that...but that's a different subject.

Anyway, when we decided to move in together, he started off saying he hated cats. He couldn't have known whether he liked them or not. He'd only ever had dogs. Well, he told me we couldn't have a cat. I told him if my cats didn't sleep with me, I didn't sleep with him. So I brought one of mine home (she was living with me at my mother's house before I moved in). He fell in love with her, and despite his objections, I brought another home. Fell in love with him, too, and decided to get one of his own! Now I know every time I ask if we can have another cat, he'll say no. So I don't ask anymore. I bring the cat home and say "Isn't he cute? Can we keep him?" He can't say no. He is a total cat person! He loves them like his own kids, babies them... His sister is ashamed of him :lol: She's a "dog person"...who's never had cats, either!
 

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Some guys are just dumb. I don't see how you can be an animal lover of any kind and make that kind of comment. I'm not a huge fan of some animals, but I wouldn't ever make jokes about them dying.
I think sometimes cats have to grow on guys. My fiance liked cats but was not a cat lover at first. Even know I think he is holding back a little because he is afraid I will want to get more. But he does snuggle them, play with them and when I was on the phone with him once (he was with my cats while I was away) he was saying "Stormy, come talk to Mommy! Do you want to talk to Mommy, Justin?" It was sooo cute and funny because he had never referred to me as their mommy before. He also has started kissing them on top of the head the way I do. :D
 

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I'm a male, and I love cats to death. (obviously)

I occasionally catch myself explaining to my guy friends that I'm just as much of a dog lover as I am a cat lover.. the only reason I don't have a dog right now is because I live in an apartment. I don't have a dog because a) landlord says no and b) I believe they deserve a yard to run around in. (this is all true but...)

Whenever I have a friend over for the first time, my cats are so excited to climb all over and hang out with the new person that any decent human can't leave my place and still say that they "hate" cats, lol.

I'm going to have to agree with red_kittycat, the majority of people, men or women, that "hate" cats either never knew one or had one bad experience.
 

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If you like and have dogs you're an animal lover. If like and have cats you're the crazy cat person- lady in particular.
 

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Most guys grow up thinking that dogs are for men and cats are for girls. I think its wrong to think in this way. I like them both but personally think that cats are a tad bit smarter and like the fact there more independent.
 

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Because my husband is slightly older than I am I jokingly tell him that when he passes away and my children are grown up, I am going to be a crazy old cat woman! ( actually I think I am already a crazy cat lady! :wink: )
 

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Hi JungleKitty. I"m a man, 28 and I love cats. Please don't take this the wrong way, but I do think you were over-reacting about his sig. That aside, I think that men typically like dogs more because they are more loyal and obedient, usually much larger, generally easier to train and (the biggest difference between cats and dogs) don't try to usurp the man as head of the household. Cats are always the boss or they leave, their rules are pretty simple.

I think cats are however much tougher than dogs or any other animal I've ever seen. Cats are cute and cuddly yes, but the man in me sees nature at its best. I see a perfect killing machine with incredibly accurate senses, hunting instincts better than any other animal, lethal natural weapons, sedative poison, lightning reflexes. If a cat is faced with any other animal the same size or smaller then the other animal is lunch. They are our pets because we outsize them by about 10 times... and so this is why we can't have tigers, lions or even jaguars (who are the same size as dogs) or bobcats (just above poodle size) as cats, domestication has little to do with it, ask Sigried and Roy. ^^
 

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I've seen the bumper sticker you are referring to. Several years ago I saw it on a pickup truck outside a restaurant. Believe me, if I had a can of spray paint in my car I would have covered it up. And sure enough, the guy who came out to the truck fit the "redneck" profile to a T.

Some people may think others are over-reacting to what's meant to be a joke, but the people who would put such a bumper sticker on their car/truck are the same ones who will intentionally swerve off-road to run over an animal, being a cat or anything else. You see dead animals on the side of road all the time. They don't get hit in the road and then crawl to the shoulder to die. Someone went off the road to hit them.

If anyone ever had a bumper sticker suggesting cruelty to dogs, there would be a huge public outcry... but those same people think it's OK to joke about cats.
 

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Well, I'm a 100% heterosexual guy and I love cats.
My girlfriend accuses me of being a macho guy and sometimes acting all big and bad...but, that I talk to my cat like I’m a big sissy.

Ah well...
 

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My sons love cats. Most guys who grow up with them love them. My oldest son, Mr. Macho- 6'4''- is really impressed by the fact that an animal that small can jump so much farther than their own height. Can you imagine a guy at the Olympics doing a high jump of 35 feet or more? That just like a cat jumping to the top of my console tv-plus vcr and cable box. Amazing!

They love dogs too. And one of my daughters has an aquarium. I guess it's in the genes! Actually, some people do verbally pass on their loves, hates, and fears to their children.
 
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