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My son has loved my cat since the day he was born. She tolerates that love in a way I never thought possible.

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2.9k points · 9 days ago

Precious, what they talking bout?

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Original Poster4.5k points · 9 days ago

Taking over the world

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716 points · 9 days ago

Wow,heavy stuff for lil meow meow and lil dude.

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"meow"

"Agreed. We strike them when they least suspect it. Nap time"

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557 points · 9 days ago

Child: “meow”.
Cat: “Agreed. We strike them when they least suspect it. Nap time”

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169 points · 9 days ago

Thank you for the additional context.

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You know what..... I'd let them....

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It literally could not be any worse than right now. I welcome our toddler feline overlords.

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You see this pond mittens? This is ours. Does that satisfy the empty pit in your heart? I thought not. You see mittens, this pond is just today. Tomorrow, the neighbor's ponds. And we recruit their cats to our cause.

Today this pond, tomorrow the neighbor's and one pond at a time, we will take the world.

Meow

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The same thing they talk about every night...

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Which one is the genius?

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Original Poster285 points · 9 days ago

Cat. Hands down.

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Cat owner and baby parent, can confirm.

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41 points · 9 days ago

Ahh the baby parent, whenever i see 2 babies i can never tell which one is the parent

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ez it’s the one with a baby baby

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NARF...I mean MEOW.

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Yes Pinky...NARF.

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Come child, gather your weapons, we strike at mid-AAGHHUGGHH- ...Hairball

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I read this at first like you were Gollum

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9.3k points · 9 days ago

This picture makes me happy.

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3.5k points · 9 days ago · edited 8 days ago

Reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes lol, I think that's why I like it and a time when you were a kid and had no worries.

Ah man everytime I look at it, it makes my heart hurt. Tears of happiness.

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316 points · 9 days ago

Looks like a film adaptation in the vein of Christopher Robin.

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Well I don't know how long ago you were a kid, or whether you just had an extremely idyllic childhood, because when I was a kid I sure as heck had worries. They might not seem anything major now, but when you're a kid they are.

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This kid is going to love this picture when they’re 20. It’s fantastic

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253 points · 9 days ago

I like the picture

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93 points · 9 days ago

Me too thanks

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49 points · 9 days ago

thanks

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83 points · 9 days ago

There's something so melancholy about his photos. It's almost like a boy and his cat staring off into h sunset

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Original Poster12.1k points · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago

Their relationship in one picture She's not even mad here. That's just her face. I got her from the pound when she was a few years old. I have had her 11 years and through a million moved and boyfriends and now she gets to be with me as I live a sedate life as a mom/wife. Don't overlook adult cats! She is the best impulse buy of my life. Photos are mine taken by @caseyraephoto on insta

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Torties are notorious for their resting bitch face. I think it’s just the markings? Every tortie I’ve met is super nice, just mean-looking. My friend’s tortie looks like she has permanent angry eyebrows, but is a love bug.

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687 points · 9 days ago

Resting sass face

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169 points · 9 days ago

Didn't read the first s.

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205 points · 9 days ago

Reting sass face?

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(☞゚ヮ゚)☞

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114 points · 9 days ago

Hah, that spells ass! Nice one!

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30 points · 9 days ago

lol

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I really like the font on that name tag. What is it?

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99 points · 9 days ago

Silian Rail.

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77 points · 9 days ago

Oh my God, it even has a watermark

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The tasteful thiccness of it.

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I can’t find this watermark! May I have a hint please?

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42 points · 9 days ago

American Psycho business card reference.

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Oh... it’s an “I’m out of the loop” thing.

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Christ there’s a water mark.

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139 points · 9 days ago

Here's my girl Phoenix judging you.

And then a moment later looking cute as hell.

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Phoenix really has that angry dad face going on, especially the more orange side. The dark stripe below her nose is the perfect 80s dad mustache - she looks like she's super mad because we broke mom's favorite vase playing catch in the house after she told us not to. I love her face.

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Bean is GORGEOUS!!

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25 points · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago

Definitely judging everything she sees

Urite. It's a she, most likely.

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46 points · 9 days ago

Probably a she. Calicos & torties are almost exclusively female.

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Yup! The gene for coat color (black or orange; white is elsewhere) in cats is X-linked, so, since female cats have two X chromosomes (compared to males who are XY), you can get a tri-colored female cat but only a bicolored (orange or black, plus white) male.

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30 points · 9 days ago

The genetic defect that creates male tortie kitties also usually makes them sterile.

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Exactly. They’d be XXY. And like XXY in humans, they’re sterile.

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Please tell Bean that I love her. Him?

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24 points · 9 days ago

Over 99% of tortoiseshell cats are female.

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Thank you! I have a tortie rescue. Her resting bitch face game is top notch as is her ability to simultaneously pretend to hate snuggles while also cuddling in. I don't even know how to explain these abilities they just are. The absolute best are those moments when she completely snuggles in with a smug little smile on her face, though.

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108 points · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago

My tortie is super chill and happens to be the only one I've seen without resting butch face. She so just follows people around chirping at them till they talk back to her and she'll respond back and forth as if having a conversation. Maybe it's because she was hand raised by us, I'm not sure.

Edit: someone asked for pics so heres two, one of her asleep and another of her burying herself into a pile of my clothes. https://imgur.com/a/P4dAzj8

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21 points · 9 days ago

My tortie is the same way! She has so much to say all the time, and anyone can easily strike up a conversation with her. She's a hoot.

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67 points · 9 days ago

Here’s my torty’s rbf

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Your kitty looks like a high schooler who just got woken up half an hour too early for school. Adorbs.

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it's something about their 'eyebrows'

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Yes! I have two that are total sweethearts but they both have a permanent "Bitch, I'll cut you" expression

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Torties are the best, very loving in my experience.

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24 points · 9 days ago

Yes! I lost mine a little over a year ago at 15 or 16. She was so amazingly sweet. If you talked to her you could watch her literally not be able to take it anymore with each word, then she'd spontaneously flop over and meow while squirming. Like "OMG attention, I LOVE ATTENTION!"

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I have a tortie. Can confirm. She always looks angry or sad, but is always loving and sweet.

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44 points · 9 days ago

I feel like a resting bitch face is the kind of trait a cat should have. Reflects their general mentality quite well.

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65 points · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago

My cat is only 2 years old but looks like a wise old wizard. White beard and squinty eyes, I love it

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Our late cat was a master of RBF, eye-rolling, and that squinty eye stare. I miss him so much.

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28 points · 9 days ago

Your cat sounds like my literature teacher

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My grandpa named his tortie Troll because he thought her RBF made her look like a troll, and it’s the cutest name ever.

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46 points · 9 days ago

Thousand yard stare from a house Cat, seen some serious shit.

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33 points · 9 days ago

That might be a the best zoomed in picture I have ever seen! LOL!

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My 12 yr old is the sweetest cat on the planet with most people, kids, and dogs. The moment she sees another cat all hell breaks loose and she beats them up.

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Original Poster389 points · 9 days ago

My girl HATES other cats. She has had 2 rabbit brothers and 2 dog sisters in her tenure here and gets along great with every living being who is not a cat.

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229 points · 9 days ago

It's because cats are the masters. With any other animals they are chill since they know they own them, no matter the size. But another cat is a challenge: there cannot be two masters in the house, only one shall order the human and the other feeble-minded beings.

Your regal girl would probably slay if she was a Game of Throne character

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14 points · 9 days ago · edited 8 days ago

I had 3 cats which were all siblings. The male one was a total pushover 90% of the time, but he was almost twice the weight of either of the other cats. He wasn't fat or anything, just a big, strong cat. When he decided to lay down the law, there was never any question that he was in charge. The only thing the other two cats were ever slightly afraid of was him when his temper flared up.

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Lol. My brother's cat is an absolute teddy bear with humans, so they thought she would like if they adopted another cat friend. They were so, so very wrong.

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My old cat fought other cats too, at first. Mostly strays that try to take his place, but he recently adopted a kitty that he tolerates enough to share. We decided to make her part of our little cat family and got her a bowl too.

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When our kids were born, lots of helpful people informed us we couldn’t have a cat with kids, the usual crap, won’t bore you with it. We swallowed hard, but decided to wait and see how it went. Our old crock of a cat, it turned out, would hop into a crib and wave her precious untouchable tail in front of a yowling baby, evidently to get him to stop the racket. When they were old enough to shade her and bug her, she’d put up with it until she had enough and then smack them, hard, with a paw. No claws. God, she was a great old girl...

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Cats know when they're dealing with a baby.

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56 points · 9 days ago

Mine were all excellent with my kids when they were infants and didn't start scratching until the kids were old enough to learn to be gentle. And even then, they were never bad scratches, just firm warnings.

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73 points · 9 days ago

Cats with kids is not a problem as long as the parents makes it clear to the kids that the cat is not a toy but a family member that should be treated with respect and dignity.

I grew up with cats, and our parents made it very clear that me and my siblings were not to disturb the cat when it was eating, we were not to pick her up or carry her around, and if she ever bit or scratched us then it was our own fault.

It's not really hard to read and understand cat body language, as a kid you pick up on it quickly and you learn very fast what kind of signs a cat will make to signal that it about had it enough.

I think growing up with cats (and dogs) made both me and my siblings better persons, as we learnt to respect and treat animals with dignity.

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I could not agree with this more. I always knew to leave the cats alone apparently, but it took my sister more than a few swats as a toddler to learn the lesson. Our childhood cat Ziggy was a good cat but she would warn you with a growly grumble if she wasn't in the mood and if you pressed her, she'd give you a swatting. My sister was a stubborn little bugger and she'd often catch a swat. She would go to mum crying and I always remember my mum looking down at her and going "Did you touch the cat when she didn't want you to?" and my sister would try and argue her way out of it and my mum would always go "If she warned you and you still touched her, you deserved everything you got. Animals aren't toys." and sent her away to play.

Honestly as life lessons go, it was a good one.

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Original Poster71 points · 9 days ago

tortie power!

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That grumpy face!!! 😻😻😻😻😻

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Original Poster574 points · 9 days ago

Since I am attention whoring my cat: here is her first pro photo shoot with her boy and the picture of her finding out she was getting a new human Izzy faces

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162 points · 9 days ago

That cat always stares down the camera person?

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133 points · 9 days ago

A lot of animals perceive lenses as REALLY BIG EYES and so they do their best to figure out what's going on there.

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To be fair if it is a SLR camera the cat may actually see the cameraman’s eye. It would look really big.

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She just looks permanently suspicious of the activity around her

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"I can tolerate the child, but please, no pictures."

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Your cat's camera face is my favorite thing ever. That's just too funny.

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Lol 2nd one is that "Jan from the office" face

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She looks like she's ready to eat whoever messes with your kid.

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I feel like adult cats are the best! They're calmer, more independent, easier to deal with, and they'll stay still and chill in your lap. Totally gonna get one post-college. Tons of nice black ones in the fosters nearby.

One of the chillest cats I've ever met was 18 years old and just hung around the warm window/people's laps/any other heat source she could find. Apparently she was waking the family up by tossing ping pong balls around the tub as a kitten. Hard to imagine that was the same cat.

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26 points · 9 days ago

Thank you for giving an adult cat a chance! I adopted a 5-year-old kitty from the shelter three years ago. She was basically un-adoptable as had a major attitude and had lived in two different homes and got brought back. As soon as I got her home, she blossomed into the sweetest and most affectionate little friend; she just wanted to get out of the shelter after spending more than a year there. Your cat and your little boy have such a special bond; I can see their love for each other so clearly! He will learn to love animals and treat them respectfully at a young age and that is awesome. Good job mom!!

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Awe! I have a 9 year old siamese kitty who has been with me through college, moving many times, boyfriends, new cats etc. She is still getting used to sharing her mom with an 8month old human baby

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It's because she's a Tortie. They always look like that but they are the biggest snugglers and sweetest cats you'll ever meet.

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damn every time i tell an employer “i’m not mad that’s just my face” i get in trouble

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1.6k points · 9 days ago

Today my son pretended that the cat scratched him to see it get in trouble.

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Original Poster1.3k points · 9 days ago

I lol'd. that is some sibling level shit

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My cat growing up used to punch me in the face (literally, no claws) routinely for breathing the wrong way.

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"ffs stop breathing so heavily"

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My cat punched me in the eye less than 30 seconds after I woke up on tuesday, then tore off into the darkness.

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66 points · 9 days ago

this is some shit my cat does tbh 😂 acts like I’m messing with her but I’m across the damn room

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25 points · 9 days ago

Did you see the colors in the photo?

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184 points · 9 days ago

I've said it before on reddit.

Cats don't just want to go outside. They want to go outside WITH YOU. They want to explore with you and play in the grass with you and nap in the sun with you. When I figured that out I started taking a blanket into the front yard and my cat and I would lay out there while I played with my laptop and he scratched at the trees.

Looks like Op's son has figured that out.

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My last outdoor cat loved and owned the neighborhood. He would greet all the little kids when they got off the elementary school bus and accept the pets and hugs and scritches.

If we went for a walk, he went with us. He was wonderful and awesome and I miss him. Someone let him out on New Year's Eve and he took off like a bat out of hell. Missing for 3 years now.

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19 points · 8 days ago

Fuck man, sad to hear. Hope he found a new family.

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I can confirm. My cat and I go outside at 5:20am in the summers to watch the sun come up. She makes a gesture to be independent, but always winds up on my lap. Our favorite moment is bunny o’clock, which happens every morning at 6:23, a bunny crosses our path. But yes, dogs needs to be walked, cats need to be sat

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Kalvin and Hobz

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287 points · 9 days ago

This is a beautiful picture

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Reminds me of my childhood cat. I put a cabbage patch kids dress on her and my nana made me a matching one.

We dressed up like twins for my cats birthday.

I love cats.

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Awwwe ❤️

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sometimes we get in trouble just because we're very small,

we maybe leave our pawprints on the floor or on the wall

or maybe spill our food out of our dish upon the floor

or when we get a treat it's not enough, n we want more

if you ever feel like you have tried to do the best you could,

but realize it's not quite right, cuz it's hard to be good -

jes know there's always me here, fren - life sometimes is a test

you're perfect in my eyes, my boy, n i love you the best

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😭😭😭😭😭

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fuck I've had an emotional day and now I'm crying

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179 points · 9 days ago

Hey! I hope you're doing okay there. hang in there!

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I hope you’re okay too.

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Me 3. Yell out if we can help. Keep that chin up buddy.

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39 points · 9 days ago

This kind of content is why I'm here

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Me too, friend. But it will get better! Sending positive vibes your way, beepings. <3

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127 points · 9 days ago

Thank you for sharing your poetry with us! I always look for your stuff in comments. Your work is so sweet and wholesome!

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49 points · 9 days ago

It took me a long time to realize it was one person writing the poems. Now I make sure to read them because you're so good. Thank you.

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I'm going home to hug the fuck out of my cat.

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You’re making me miss my cat

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48 points · 9 days ago

You strike again my friend. You managed to make this beautiful picture of love even more magical 💕

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You should publish a book of wholesome poems

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I'd definitely buy that! With the original Reddit photo would be amazing. And some should be framed like art on the wall, like this one.

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So when are we getting an anthology?

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108 points · 9 days ago

Calvin and Hobbes

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My boy was a rescue cat. I think he tolerated me because he trusted me, but wasn’t ever really affectionate. That was until my little girl was born; he had finally found his human.

He was 8kgs of part feral beast, unfriendly to almost everyone, and barely tolerating those of us he liked, but his girl; he adored.

I would often find her sitting on him and “reading”. She would pull his whiskers and when she released them, he would bunt her from head to tail, miaow as if to say “are you coming?” and wait for her to crawl after him. He slept under her bed, cot, and next to her capsule. He would wait by the door when we left and miaow at me until he could smell her when we came home, making sure she was safe.

He adored her. Rescue cats are the best.

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Cats go NUTS over that new baby smell. Instantly imprint and become incredibly protective caretakers when there's a new baby around. My aunt had this fluffy mean old bastard, Figaro(for real mean, he bit her husband through his thumbnail) who hated everyone but her. They had their first daughter, and I don't think he left her side for the next 9 years of his life. Absolutely glued to that little girl from the second they brought her home. Barely even wanted anything to do with my aunt after that lmao.

I've always thought that mammals all have a similar embryonic smell when newly born and most of us (that is mammals) involuntarily kick into hardcore parenting mode when we smell it

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47 points · 9 days ago

Reminds me of my son and my cat, Hoover. My son is always chasing him around and trying to pet him, sometimes a little too rough. Hoover tolerates it most of the time.

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I don’t get how your cat doesn’t run away. My cat got out and was missing for a week. How do I train cats to stay by me or be able to be indoor or outdoor?

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Original Poster573 points · 9 days ago

She's an indoor cat, we took her out for photos. He took hanging on to her leash and keeping her safe very seriously. She's also old as fuck and doesn't run anywhere anymore

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312 points · 9 days ago

I have a few things in common with your cat.

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Are you often cared for by a toddler?

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Pooping in a box?

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49 points · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago

Licking your own ass?

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15 points · 9 days ago

All of the above

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Hanging on a leash when outdoors?

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In my experience, you just...let them go outside. After an adjustment period of like 2 weeks or so, that is. As long as you’ve been feeding them and treating them well, they’ll come back. They know where their bread is buttered.

Caveat: indoor/outdoor cats tend to have a shorter life span, on account of disease, predators, and cars. They also murder constantly. If you’re okay with that, have at it. Just make sure you’ve disabled the cat’s reproductive equipment, and don’t declaw it if you want it to have a chance to survive out there.

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But you have to be cautious. I'd the car is a fearless asshole, it will start fights with other animals and not do so well.

My brother's cat just meowed and meowed and meowed to go outside. Turns out, she loved it and was very happy to be outside. Which worked out because she was an awful indoor cat, who pissed everywhere and attacked people. She would wandered around the neighborhood a bit too far one day and came back all ruffled up. Then about the time she healed, she went out again and came back all scuffed up again. Eventually she learned that the fenced in yard wad the safe place.

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the car is a fearless asshole, it will start fights with other animals and not do so well.

my car lost a fight with a wombat once. kangaroos are also tough, but i'm pretty sure my car could take most cats.

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That reminds me, last week I was driving to work and I saw the remains of what used to be a cat on the road. Thing looked like it got hit by a grenade.

Which leads me to another thought, a few years back I was driving late at night, empty road, just cruising and then BAM a cat launches out of nowhere onto the road. Before I can even react he thankfully does a 180 and dashes back into the bushes.

I realized at that time how people hit cats, they dont just walk across the road, the wait for the last second and launch themselves across, sometimes directly into tires.

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I have a strictly outdoor farm cat. She has 80 acres to run around in but hangs out around the house 90% of the time. Only time she goes off is if she’s hiking or walking around with us or if she’s hunting

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Original Poster484 points · 9 days ago

This kind of blew up! I own the rights to the photo but credit must be given to our family photographer. She gets the most beautiful pics of my kid and pets. @caseyraephoto on instagram

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I didn't know family photographers were a thing

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194 points · 9 days ago

They're a rich white people thing. They come with the starterpack.

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Along with suspenders to fit a 3 yr old.

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That's just something people call photographers who take family photos. They might use them over and over, so they just call them the family photographer. Could also be a family member who is a photographer.

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As my duty as a redditor I reposted it and took credit/karma. I adopted your story as well. Thanks.

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You made this?

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I made this.

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87 points · 9 days ago

My parents had a cat named CJ when I was born. This cat loved me and I loved the cat.

My grandmother said that when she came to help my mom after they came home from the hospital with me, CJ didn't leave her alone with me if my mom was out of the room. CJ just sat directly in front of my grandmother and starred her down.

When I was able to sleep with CJ and not risk suffocation, my parents say she allowed me to treat her like a stuffed animal.

The story of CJ is one of a truck stop box kitten. Somewhere on the side of a California highway, my dad heard her call.

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I’ve heard Calicos are sweet. I thought it was a saying, but each calico I have met is loving and affectionate.

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This is a tortie actually. Calicos are mostly white with small sections of orange and black. Torties are black with orange/yellow scattered throughout.

Torties are described as ‘almond joys’, sweet on the outside but a little nutty inside. I’ve worked with close to 30,000 cats and have to say probably 99% of torties fit that bill. Very sweet with pretty big crazy streaks.

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Original Poster180 points · 9 days ago

Yep. She fits every tortie stereotype.

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Every Tortie I've had has been the same, sweet and affectionate with a little bit of bonkers

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46 points · 9 days ago

30,000 cats

pls talk more about this

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Right? Like, how do you reach that number?

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33 points · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago

I want to hear more too. That's 2,000 cats each year for 15 years! Or maybe it's 2,000 cats a day for 15 days! Or 2,000 cats each month for 15 months. That's a lot of cats. Plus, I can math.

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36 points · 9 days ago

My tortie used to crawl under the covers with me, knead into my arm, and drool. Then she'd try and chatter and purr at the same time. She was such a sweet, sweet baby.

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What breed of cat is the sweetest/cuddliest overall?

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118 points · 9 days ago

In my experience, it's not the breed, but it's the derp level. All my cats have been sweet in a condescending, "Oh you poor human. You couldn't possibly survive without me." way. However, the sweetest cat I've had is my current boy orange tabby who is dumber than a pile of bricks. I'll catch that cat just sitting out, looking at the window, purring. When I go to bed, he runs up to my head, and plop down on my face purring loud enough to wake neighbors.

On the other hand, when he had to go on a special diet isolated from the other cats, it took him 4 weeks to figure out his new eating place. Other cats have taken 1 or 2 meals. He's also incredibly fearless (probably too dumb). Runs up to new people meowing at them and purring, jumps up on top of doors, etc.

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as someone who's mother was basically a crazy cat lady, I can pretty much agree with this. The dumbest ones are usually the sweetest and cuddliest.

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My male orange tabby, a rescue someone threw out in a trailer park, is the sweetest cat I've ever known. He has "mothered" any kittens I have fostered and even tolerates our new family member, Sadie, a 75 lb Rottweiler/black mouth cur mix that thinks she's a lap kitty.

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Same. My orange boy tabby was so happy to be adopted he never did anything bad. He loved his people!

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Calico and tortoishell are not actually breeds of cat, but types of colouring. They can be many different breeds. As for which breed is cuddliest, ragdolls are called that because they are typically of a very mellow disposition and enjoy being held. But it really depends. I have a "domestic shorthair" (basically that just means mix) calico who is the most intense cuddler of all time.

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I have a long-hair calico and she's the most affectionate cat I've ever had. She's actually quite pushy with her affection.

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Yup, orange tabby boys. Sweet and dumb.

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21 points · 9 days ago

I have a ragdoll and she will not leave my side. Literally follows me around until I sit down so she can lay on my chest and snuggle.

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24 points · 9 days ago

Yup, my tortie is the most skittish little weirdo. One step towards her and she bolts.

But sit still for a minute and she’ll come up to you on her own terms, find a crevice between your leg and the couch, gently fit herself into it, hide her face and purr endlessly.

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Same with this foster tortie I’m caring for. She’s timid and even downright paranoid when new people are in the room or someone approaches her (even me, who she adores), but then you’ll sit down for five minutes and this happens.

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I had a torbie -- tabby and tortie mix. They are supposed to be talkative and crazy.

Yep.

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11 points · 9 days ago

My tortie is crazy. Needless to say, her name is Azula.

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72 points · 9 days ago

You printed and framed that, right? Right?

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41 points · 9 days ago

I might just do it for myself.

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53 points · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago

"Cute kid! Who is it? Your nephew?"

"Hah, no, I get random children's pictures from a website."

"Um..."

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This picture is taken by a professional photographer . Really good picture. The cat, the boy, the lake/river. Truly amazing

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Original Poster44 points · 9 days ago

Yep! @caseyraephoto I wasn’t sure how to credit her without violating sub rules! She’s so good and gets such great pics of my people and pet babies

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24 points · 9 days ago

She has a “tortitude”. We have a fat tortie as well, and she ONLY loves my 9yo son, she will kill anyone else with a look, but runs to his bed and waits for him and even will bath his head, blech

The tortitude in tortishell cats is truth.

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It seems like they are two old souls who haven’t seen each other in some time. Beautiful.

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Original Poster17 points · 9 days ago

I love this idea.

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Well I must share about my Ollie. He was born March 23rd of this year. I got him from the Human Society. He was fostered from his 2nd day of birth. Neutered. So. He has this thing he does. He burrows his head into my neck and just stays there. Purrs and drools. Yes that's right: drools like a river drools. During the whole time I am talking sweet to him...very softly. This lasts about 5 minutes and afterwards? My whole shirt is soaked. At his 1st year appt w/Vet? I asked her about it thinking something was wrong. She got this softest look in her face and said "he just really, really loves you" and I know it. When I cut his nails? He stays still and if I look down at him? He is looking deep into my eyes w/this look of trust that's unnerved me. I love Ollie. Sadly, he won't sleep w/me at night.
I used to yell at him "I'm going to get a dog Ollie that will sleep w/me" or "Okay, we're getting another cat". Not even threats worked, lol. So I ran into a friend who's foster cat (6mos) was terrorizing her two very small dogs. As she described it: my little dogs used to walk around w/their tails waging and happy and after the kitten started wanting to play...they walked around w/their tails down and fearful every minute. I felt so bad and I thought Ollie and I could use another......... So now I also have Mr. Baby. He was taken from a hoarder (62 cats) and was so covered w/fleas they couldn't tell he was a Ginger. He and Ollie and best of buds. Sadly? Mr. Baby doesn't like sleeping w/me either, lmao. Oh well. I've adjusted. hahahaha

Thanks for letting me share.

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17 points · 9 days ago

My cat, Snuggles, was my best friend in the whole world. She stumbled into my life when I was 2 years old and she was a tiny abandoned kitten from a factory. She had made it all the way across the main road just to find us. We had the best adventures! We would go to space in Rockets out of cardboard boxes, Report the news on tv’s out of cardboard boxes, we made our own dens and went camping in the front room, we would sit outside in the rain under a huge umbrella on top of the coal bunker thinking about our next adventure together. She was the best cat in the world.

Your little boy is going to have the most wonderful memories of his lovely friend.

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14 points · 9 days ago

Good boy. Good girl.

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They remind me of Calvin and Hobbs.

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This is the kind of picture that goes on your mantle for life.

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12 points · 9 days ago

This is the sweetest picture ever!

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Sorta reminds me of Grawp from Harry Potter. Imagine having this thing around that's twice your size and very clumsy, but you know it's full of love and doesn't mean you any harm.

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"You see that child? That is the blue demon."

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Cat: "You think there's some fish in that lake?"

Kid: "Yup."

Cat: "I sure could go for a fish lunch right about now."

Kid: "Me too."

Cat: "Yup

Kid: "Yup."

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9 points · 9 days ago

This is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

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After arguing politics all day I really needed to see this pic. That's a boy and his tiger.

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Your post made me tear up. The photo and story are so beautiful and I completely agree...older animals are amazing and have so much love to give!!! I hope you frame that photo, it really is lovely 😊😻

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