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I wanted a black cat while growing up by my mom wouldn't

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I wanted a black cat while growing up by my mom wouldn't allow it - not because she's superstitious, but because she said the shed fur would be too easily seen on the furniture. All you anons who have/had a black cat, tell me about the childhood I missed out on.
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Hes a cat, and hes black. Sometimes i trip over him in the dark
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I have never owned a black cat but i did work in animal shelter for a while. The hair thing is silly. If your cat is anything other than the same colour as your furniture you will see the shed hair easily. So vacuum your goddamn furniture.

Anyway, superstition is a factor with black cats in that you can very easily find several at any animal shelter. They get adopted out less frequently than the other cats because people are dumb like that.
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>>2283292
>a mom allowing any type of cat around her children

It should be considered animal abuse to expose innocent children to toxoplasmosis.
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My giant monster is so sweet and snuggly. He loves laps, being held, short bouts of play, face snuggles, and sleeping in bed with us
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>>2283333
You're more likely to get toxoplasmosis from food than from a pet cat.
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>>2283337
Just ignore the shitposters.
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>>2283292
The black one is the sweetest of the bunch. He always cuddles whenever I lay down, but he doesn't really like being held for a long time. He goes absolutely nuts for wand toys.
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>>2283337
Yeah you are because you let your cats drag shit on your kitchen counters.
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>>2283384
Most people don't let their cats on the kitchen counters.
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>>2283336
What a glorious beast
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I've had two black cats. Both have been mean assholes and just like me for my food. I love them though
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>>2283337
OP here. I have had cats around the house most of my life, it's just that none of them were black.
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>>2283508
whoops, that was meant for the shitposter. >>2283333
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>>2283336
Your cat is beautiful
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>>2283521
Seconded. Glossy coat and handsome face!
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>>2283333
It should be child abuse to allow your children TO BE EATING CAT SHIT! YOU FUCKING RETARD
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>>2283533
Exactly, do any person who has a cat and a child is abusive.

If you need me to spell it out for you, cats walk in their piss and shit and then walk on counters which are used for food preparation.
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>>2283388
Yes they do. All cats do this because they are untrainable. Even if your cat isn't doing it in front of you it is doing it when you're not around.
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>>2283508
So your parents are abusive, gotcha.
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>>2283292
Thats a retarded reason she had, but why didn't you just a different colored cat? It's not like black cats are any different aside from the color.
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>>2283571
I DID have different colored cats. We took in a stray orange tabby when I was 7 and he was my bro for the next 12 years.
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>>2283397
>>2283521
>>2283523
Thanks, he's a very good boy
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>>2283292
Here's my Bubba. This is a rare photo with her eyes open. She normally closes them when I try to take her photo. She brings me a rat or mouse every day.
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>>2283761
And another one.
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Raised him from a we'baba. Hes a year now
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14 years old and she is still my best friend
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>>2284230
Aww, she looks like such a sweetheart too. Also >dat comfy desk drawer bed.
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>>2284230
Those eyes....so round.
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the cat i spent my first 8 years of life with was a black cat that my parents adopted after it was found roaming the streets of Kailua. every night, Boo would curl up next to me until i fell asleep, then report back to my parents bedroom. if i had a fever, Boo would wake my parents up to let them know i needed to be checked on. sure enough, they'd take my temperature and id have a fever. Boo's sensitivity and empathy allowed my parents to have a slightly less stressful job as parents because he knew when i was ill, knew how to calm me down, and cared genuinely for our family.
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>>2284325
Guardian angel cat
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>decide it's time to get a cat
>drive to the SPCA to see what they have
>get there just when the open up for the day
>walk into the "cat room" to look around
>every cat pays no attention to me at all except for a brother sister team that had to be adopted together
>not ready for two cats so I decide to just settle for something or maybe give up
>see that there is another room behind the one I am in with like a dozen more cages
>I got there so early they haven't even turned on the lights in there
>turn corner to walk into room and see a pair of bright green eyes staring at me from the darkness
>no discernible cat features, just eyes
>walk into room and she comes up to the front of the cage where I can see her and meows loudly

>I'll take this one
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>>2284358
Got a clearer picture?
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>>2284358

Looks like you have to complete story mode before you can unlock your cat.
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Black cats are fantastic. These are mine, sleeping on my knee.

Well.... they are mostly black.
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>>2284481
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>>2284887
Aww, she's precious.

I got a couple questions. Have any of you black cat owners encountered anyone who IS superstitious about them? Like you bring a friend over and they want to get the hell away because of the cat?

Also, it is true that adoption centers have to bar black cat adoptions in October because people adopt them for like a Halloween party and then bring them back November 1st with bullshit excuses like "It just wasn't working out"?
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>>2285061
I think the reason they stop black cat adoptions for Halloween is because one of the most fun Halloween traditions is to fuck with black cats.
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>>2285068
So they do in fact halt them for the month?
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>>2283508
so your parents are racists? I'm reporting you to the thought police. No doubt their ways have rubbed off on you too
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>>2283761
>she kills wildlife and brings me the possibly diseased corpses everyday, how cute!!!!!! :33333
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My cats are pretty great. One howls and cuddles, the other climbs your pane legs and rests on your shoulders.
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>>2285070
It would depend on the agency. There are a lot of urban legends about cult groups sacrificing cats as a Halloween tradition. Afaik it's bunk, but if the agency believes it they may stop adoptions or enforce stricter rules for black cats.
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>>2285061
I've had people joke about the superstition but he's such a lovely boy that even people who hate or are scared of cats love him by the time they leave. Who doesn't like a giant cat that knows tricks?
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>>2284887
I'm sure there are people who are scared of black cats. A few months ago there was an a ni... an African American fellow knocking on doors on my street. When he got to my door she jumped up to the front window and I could swear he jumped back and left right away.
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He's a smug asshole who constanly tries to drink my coffee
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My parents' 14 year old cat is dying. He throws up everyday, despite trying to change his diet to something thats softer on his stomach. Vet says he ha kidney disease and could go into renal failure any time now.

Kinda sad, but my parents are waiting until after the holidays before they take him to be euthanized.

Remember to always stay with your pets btw when theyre being put down. They get very distressed at the end otherwise.
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>>2285196
>Invasive Pests
>"""wildlife"""
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>>2285583
>pretending that cats exclusively kill pests

Because your dumb pest had the ability to tell the difference between native and invasive wildlife..
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I hate my black cat. She's a little klepto whore who keeps stealing shit from around my house whenever my back is turned.
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>>2285588
What does she do with them?
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>>2285196
No cricket is safe in my house.
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>>2285588
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Nyf-bVpxw
Call the cops.
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>>2283300
Same
Trip over this nigger all the time
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>>2285619
She mostly uses it to try and trap spiders.
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>>2285358
What tricks does he do? Also is he really that chillaxed in water?
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>>2285721
He tenses up and you can't hold him to you as you bring him to the water but once he's in he accepts his fate pretty well. Afterwards he is Velcro trying to steal your warm and seeking comfort.

He knows sit, stand up (with front paws in the air), lay down, high five, give paw (with both paws), and speak. I'd like to teach him roll over or play dead next. I'm thinking play dead because he does a behavior like it already that I can modify.
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>>2285732
Well I'm convinced. You have the best cat ever. Cherish your time with him.
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>>2285777
Yeah, he is the best. He's a little grumpy right now though. I'm a big baby and was crying at a show I was watching so he got in my lap to snuggle me. He isn't too happy about getting wet from tears but he won't leave me either. You can't help but anthropomorphize him a bit
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Felicia helping me do some quality shitposting.
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>>2286383
Like so?
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My cat is basically just a retarded ball of fluff. But a very cuddly and friendly ball of fluff. Never met anyone that didn't like him instantly.
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>>2285879
The pullover looks amazing on him! Such a handsome, calm boy :) my floof would just try to run away from this thing... XD
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>>2286421
When he's cold he will meow to get my attention, lead me to and scratch at the cabinet where I keep it. He loves it. I don't let him sleep or go to the litter box in it and he throws a fit rolling around so I can't take it off. He doesn't like the hood on his head though
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>>2286427
I want to date you just so I can have access to your cat.
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>>2286452
I'll have to ask my husband
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>>2283539
What kind of terrible cat do you have?

I honestly hate the genera human bred types. My cats have all pretty much been foundlings.

I was about to type out the story of how I got all my cats, but then I remembered my first cat Shelby..... I fucking miss her and wish I had been a better kid to her. At the end I was like just starting puberty so I was grumpy a lot and didnt give her the pettings she deserved. She was a good cat, she would snuggle up in bed with me and my mom when my mom read me stories before bed, then she would go and prowl around the closets and under the bed to check for monsters.

We never found her body, holy shit anons I miss my Shelby and I can't believe I am crying as a grown ass man over a fucking cat. Goddamnit I don't have a single childhood memory before her, and the worst part is I don't think I have any pictures of her, atleast not that I could find. Fuck, talk about a change in tone in this post.

I looked for her for over a year after she dissappeared, and she had fleas really bad before she died, I tried to give her a flea bath but it didnt help. Okay, I am gonna go and cry for a bit and drink myself numb. Why fuck did I have to remember all this.
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>>2287478
>take pictures of cat all the time as a kid
>mom yells at me at the time for wasting film
>Now, all these years later after cat has passed, my mom is glad I did.
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>>2283540
Almost all the things that detract from cat ownership can be solved with daily upkeep. It's a chore, but if your you're up on your game, it's easy and frankly quite rewarding

I have a gray cat, pic related (purebred Russian blue). He sheds lightly, but I comb his hair with a brush every day to get excess fur off of him. I haven't noticed much fur on me, in fact I had much more dog hair on me back in high school when I lived with the family dog. I also keep air purifiers (link related: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FBMJK9Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_hbHyyb2TW26D9) in all corners of my apartment, and I have window venting fans that I turn on daily. These actions get rid of much (but obviously not all) of the dander and smell associated with cats. My father (who has the world's most sensitive nose) came to my apartment today and noticed how he assumed there would be a strong cat odor, but was surprised to smell nothing.

Cat waste is another problem, but again solvable to a degree by constant vigilance. I scoop and sift for droppings on an hourly basis. Basically every time I'm home I'm on the look out for fresh piss and shit. I then bag them in the dog dropping bags. Afterwards, I turn to the wall mounted hand sanitizer to protect against germs. (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005E2C6XI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_coHyybTZY6PXBIf) you don't let droppings sit, and go immediately into bags that then go into garbage, there will be minimal smell.

And finally, I have trained my cat to accept bathes. He dislikes it completely, but he understand that it's bath time on a weekly basis.

It's not hard to keep your life and cat clean if you're willing to not be lazy, and to also be ready to drop a decent amount of coin when you need something. Don't skimp, buy the good litter, the good trash bags with febreeze lining, the good hair brush. I only spend about 80 bucks a month for cat food/supplies a month, which isn't that much to a well off cleanly Asian.
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>>2287510
>thinking your house doesn't still smell like piss

Your pest isn't special. Its piss and shit still stinks.
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>>2287478
>abandon cat outdoors
>act surprised when it disappears

Catfags are so fucking stupid. It probably got poisoned. Or maybe it got adopted by someone who gave a shit about it.
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>>2287510
cleanly Asian anon, why do you have the same Imperial German flag in your background as me?

Mine is horizontal however, and nice kitty.
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I have two. One is a little autistic from a bad shot reaction. Looks really goofy in the face, meows weird, doesn't like her paws touched to the point of flinching, etc. Also she weighs like 10 pounds soaking wet and looks like a kitten. The other one is a high test literal Tom who got pretty big and bulky, isn't overweight according to the vet. Can still walk across those super thin fences somehow. Overall, they're cats.
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>>2283292
/myguys/
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>>2288182
why this shits uploading upside down?
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>>2287510
>it's bath time on a weekly basis.
For what conceivable reason would you have to bathe your cat weekly?
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>>2288204
Cats are disgusting and walk in their own piss and shit. That's why.
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