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SaintLouieWoman
08-15-2011, 03:48 PM
Dog like Cat (http://http://www.petside.com/breed-profile/cat/turkish-angora?cmp=&)

If I were going to get a cat, this one just might be a candidate. The negatives are it would probably be too difficult to find and far too expensive. The positive is they say it's friendly like a dog. But I have dogs, so guess I don't need a dog/cat. :D

You usually don't hear dog owners say "my dog is just like a cat". It's one of those eternal mysteries.



Turkish Angora

by Petside Team
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One of the most outgoing and affectionate of all cat breeds, the rare and beautiful Turkish Angora has a fascinating history and is considered a national treasure in its native land. Many Turkish Angora owners in the United Stated consider their cats a treasure as well! Turks are not only intelligent, but extremely adaptable, loving and playful, which makes them an excellent choice for families with young children, and lively companions for senior adults. They readily accept dogs and other animals, but their assertive natures often make them the "alpha" pet in the household.

Elegant, finely-boned creatures, Turkish Angoras are graceful, energetic and usually the first to welcome visitors into your home. It is also not unusual for a pet Turk to act as the "host" at a party or other gathering, inspecting and interacting with every guest. It is no wonder that they are often considered "dog-like!"

The Turkish Angora's soft, silky coat rarely mats and requires only minimal grooming. Most breeders recommend combing once or twice a week with a fine-toothed comb or slicker brush to remove excess hair and keep the coat looking and feeling its best. Like all long-haired breeds, they lose some coat during the summer months, when more frequent combing may be needed to prevent hairballs.

Most likely, the breed originated in the mountainous regions of Turkey, where it developed an unusually soft, medium-long coat for protection against the harsh winters. Possibly it evolved from the Manul cat, a small feline domesticated by the Tartars. This pure, natural breed can trace its written history as far back as 16th-century France. However, in the early 1900s, it was used indiscriminately in Persian breeding programs and virtually disappeared as a separate breed. For many years, all longhaired cats were referred to simply as "Angoras."

Fortunately for cat lovers, controlled breeding programs had been set up in Turkey to preserve this living treasure. There, in the 1950s, at the Ankara Zoo, the Turkish Angora was discovered by American servicemen and re-introduced to the cat fancy. All Turkish Angoras registered by CFA must be able to trace their ancestry back to Turkey.
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Bailey
08-15-2011, 04:30 PM
I knew a cat that was the closest thing to a dog i have ever seen, it played fetch all the time. Was very friendly and it knew I was sick and sat in my lap and purred. lol lol

Hawkgirl
08-15-2011, 05:47 PM
My calico fetched, came when I called her and "talked" all the time.

marv
08-15-2011, 05:52 PM
If somebody says that their cat is just like a dog, it's probably because they really wish they had a dog. Having said that, I just don't care for them. But I don't hate them, although I shoot feral cats in our area.

SaintLouieWoman
08-15-2011, 07:58 PM
The neighbor behind us has multiple cats that used to crawl under the fence into our yard. With Xena and Darlene on patrol, haven't seen the cats lately. They're pretty smart and probably it was smarter to stay on their side of the fence. :D

My son had a black cat named Felix who was a handsome big black male cat. He thought he was a dog---would jump into your lap, come when called and played all the time with my son's little mixed breed pooch, Snoopy. Those were fun times. I used to take Snoop for walks at lunch time, as my son's apartment at the time was close to where I worked. I loved watching that pup and cat play. They were adorable. They'd chase each other, jump on the bed and just roll around together.

Hawkgirl
08-15-2011, 08:18 PM
If somebody says that their cat is just like a dog, it's probably because they really wish they had a dog. Having said that, I just don't care for them. But I don't hate them, although I shoot feral cats in our area.

Cats rule, dogs drool.


:woot:

Madisonian
08-15-2011, 08:29 PM
Cats rule, dogs drool.


:woot:

Dogs fetch, cats wretch. (hairballs anyone?)

Hawkgirl
08-15-2011, 08:42 PM
Dogs fetch, cats wretch. (hairballs anyone?)


Dogs hump, cats jump (how's your leg?)



:popcorn:

Starbuck
08-15-2011, 09:09 PM
I have a dog that is very cat-like. He sleeps on the back of the sofa; jumps from chair to sofa.

Wire haired Jack Russel Terrier. From the dog pound. We thought he was a mutt for a long time...
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad345/Morgan-Molly/th_2011Snow129.jpg

namvet
08-16-2011, 11:02 AM
call your dog and he/she comes a runnin'

call a cat and he/she say leave your number. ill get back to you

noonwitch
08-16-2011, 11:55 AM
My cat has lived with a dog her whole life, so she has some behaviors that are dog-like. She comes when I call her, and sleeps in bed with me and the dog. She also will eat dog food, if she feels like it.

But she's still a cat-she scratches at stuff, she uses a litter box, she hunts any bugs that get in the house, and so on .

marv
08-16-2011, 12:40 PM
A cat that thinks she/he's like a dog is just a cross-dresser. Here's how we keep'em out of the back yard...


http://members.socket.net/~mcruzan/images/pals.jpg

:D

Madisonian
08-16-2011, 05:49 PM
Dogs hump, cats jump (how's your leg?)



:popcorn:

Dogs catch, cats scratch. (how is your leg, furniture and window treatments...:D)

Hawkgirl
08-16-2011, 06:03 PM
Dogs catch, cats scratch. (how is your leg, furniture and window treatments...:D)

Dogs have masters, cats have staff.

Articulate_Ape
08-16-2011, 07:23 PM
My wife's Bijon Frise is just like a cat.

Odysseus
08-17-2011, 01:06 PM
We have two cats. One of them has figured out how to open doors, food jars and cabinets. She's not like a dog, she's like a super-intelligent primate, but without opposable thumbs, which is the only reason that we're still in charge in the house. :D

noonwitch
08-17-2011, 03:42 PM
Dogs are God's gift to humanity. Cats are His joke on us.


Dogs are faithful and loyal. They trust their masters and show complete devotion, like God would like us to do with Him.

Cats are bulemic, vain, self-absorbed, and obey no one. They are soulless killers of smaller creatures, and would be as bad-ass as the honey badger if they weren't afraid of loud noises. They are like humans at their worst.

namvet
08-17-2011, 04:00 PM
Dogs are God's gift to humanity. Cats are His joke on us.


Dogs are faithful and loyal. They trust their masters and show complete devotion, like God would like us to do with Him.

Cats are bulemic, vain, self-absorbed, and obey no one. They are soulless killers of smaller creatures, and would be as bad-ass as the honey badger if they weren't afraid of loud noises. They are like humans at their worst.

can your dog do this???

http://oi56.tinypic.com/2vsffid.jpg

Hawkgirl
08-17-2011, 04:25 PM
Dogs are God's gift to humanity. Cats are His joke on us.


Dogs are faithful and loyal. They trust their masters and show complete devotion, like God would like us to do with Him.

Cats are bulemic, vain, self-absorbed, and obey no one. They are soulless killers of smaller creatures, and would be as bad-ass as the honey badger if they weren't afraid of loud noises. They are like humans at their worst.



I WILL HAVE YOU FOR DINNER.

http://i51.tinypic.com/k9g7k1.jpg

Odysseus
08-17-2011, 04:36 PM
I WILL HAVE YOU FOR DINNER.

http://i51.tinypic.com/k9g7k1.jpg

Bring it. The pooch is coked up and ready to go. :D

http://www.motivationals.org/demotivational-posters/demotivational-poster-11794.jpg

SaintLouieWoman
08-18-2011, 12:16 AM
Dogs are God's gift to humanity. Cats are His joke on us.


Dogs are faithful and loyal. They trust their masters and show complete devotion, like God would like us to do with Him.

Cats are bulemic, vain, self-absorbed, and obey no one. They are soulless killers of smaller creatures, and would be as bad-ass as the honey badger if they weren't afraid of loud noises. They are like humans at their worst.

This is one of the best descriptions of the differences between dogs and cats that I've ever seen. Way to go, Noonwitch! :bravo::bravo::bravo: