May 05, 2006

I Want a Kitty Cat.

And Prof. Purkinje once alerted me to the fact that genetic engineering has finally produced hypo-allergenic ones.

Two grand, from what I hear. But I'd be happy every moment for the rest of my life, and you can't put a price on that.

Posted by Attila Girl at May 5, 2006 08:32 PM | TrackBack

8-O !!!

Posted by: k at May 5, 2006 08:36 PM

There is no question that cats produce happiness. Their purr alone creates a special zone of bliss.

Posted by: Desert Cat at May 5, 2006 08:50 PM

I assume you're talking about Daisy Cat...

Posted by: Darrell at May 5, 2006 09:02 PM

Wait a minute. WAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIT just ONE minute here.

LMA is VIOLENTLY allergic to cats.

This does NOT sound like her, folks.


Posted by: k at May 6, 2006 05:50 AM

The company is ALLERCA, and it is located in California. And sure they have a website: The price is $3950, but who's counting? Every moment of your life, that's the important thing!

Posted by: Darrell at May 6, 2006 10:37 AM


Posted by: Attila Girl at May 6, 2006 03:36 PM

Cats have certain advantages over dogs:

1. You can leave a cat in your house with food, water, and a litter box for a weekend while you go away. No can do with a dog.

2. Cats' antics are usually more amusing.

3. Cats rarely wake you or the neighbors with the noises they make.

Dogs have these advantages:

1. When a dog decides to soil the house, he/she goes on the floor, only on the floor, and nothing off the floor will be soiled by canine waste. Cats find your laundry basket full of clean clothes and go in there.

2. Dogs think that you're allowed to kill them if they displease you. Cats resent any attempt to modify their behavior.

3. Properly trained, dogs can fetch game, eat burglars, assist the handicapped, and provide companionship. Cats provide companionship for as long as it amuses them to do so.

Posted by: John at May 6, 2006 04:00 PM

I've been taking care of feral cats since the early 90's--some moron down the alley seems to thinks cats were "born to run" and keeps getting new cats and leaving them outside. Nature does the rest. I've gotten some 130 adopted over this time-- the new kittens--2 litters a year, by befriending the mothers. Animal control workers here couldn't catch a beef sandwich. I suggest you try one of mine first. With your new alien body it shouldn't matter. Even if it does, you can still "test drive" 3950 of them for the same price. Or you can start out with just a picture or ten until you get your wind(I'll send). Then a digital AI pet. Then one of those feline-droids. Baby steps.

Posted by: Darrell at May 6, 2006 08:10 PM

I didn't mean I wanted a cat instead of a dog. I want both.

However, a cat would likely be an easier sell around here for various reasons.

However, as K. has pointed out, I am allergic to cats. Though that has been lessening over the past several years.

Still, people with breathing problems can't just move allergens into the house, wholesale. At least, they shouldn't. (The dust can't be helped; that just shows up.)

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 6, 2006 10:53 PM

Having several cats you should know that just because you want one doesn't mean anything to the cats.

They will allow you to feed and pet them. But only if you supply the 'right' food and scratch them the way they like.

They also like to stick their nose on your lips at 3 AM just to see if you've had anything good to eat. They also like to play and get some attention since you are now awake. And when they decide to go back to sleep they will be sure to stick their *ss in your face so you can have a big wiff and see what they've been eating lately.

Otherwise they are great and much better then mice (when you live where I do you have a choice, cats or mice).

I have my male cat trained to come when I whistle or call his name, most of the time. And the best thing about him is he never ever brings me the dead mice to show me what a good job he has done.

Posted by: Jack at May 7, 2006 11:43 AM

i'm allergic to cats, but have two of them. after you live with them for a while they don't bother you. now, other people's cats are another story.

Posted by: maggie katzen at May 7, 2006 11:23 PM

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