Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 43

Thread: Cats are evil

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    My Bikes
    Felt nine flow
    Posts
    559
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Cats are evil

    I see a few of you have these beast from hell.Last time a cat got near me it was purring and rubbing all over my leg i go down to pet it and it attacked me

  2. #2
    Senior Member mtbikerinpa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    PA
    My Bikes
    92 Giant Sedona ATX Custom
    Posts
    1,672
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Some don't interpret advances as well as others. Think finessing a girl instead of wrestling with a dog . If they don't see the hand or it comes too fast they don't like it. I have 2 cats and one will come and fall on your feet when you come in the door until you try to touch him. He likes contact but only when nobody is looking(Macho man). The other cat is a girl and she will hound out any available hand to pet or lap to lay on. She is unusual by experience, but a great many do like hugs and such as long as there aren't others present to be embarrassed with. At least they don't lick everything...
    Aviation Mechanic, Bike racer, Fitness Equipment Restorer

    http://pedalmybike.com/userTrackies/myTrackie4758.jpg[/url]

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Irving, TX
    My Bikes
    Schwinn Paramount
    Posts
    353
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We have a few, or maybe more than a few.




  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    My Bikes
    Felt nine flow
    Posts
    559
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The lady accross the street has about 40 million of them.They love to pee on my front door and back porch.Its like there fighting to see who can leave the most pee. i do have to admit them kittens above are cute.But mtbiker im never trying to pet another cat.I like things i can predict

  5. #5
    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    La Petite Roche
    Posts
    12,263
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    I see a few of you have these beast from hell.Last time a cat got near me it was purring and rubbing all over my leg i go down to pet it and it attacked me
    Cats are wild animals that have made their niche inside human habitations.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

  6. #6
    Senior Member mechBgon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    6,957
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Now be fair. Look how useful they are:




  7. #7
    Warning:Annoying to jerks RaleighSport's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    STS
    My Bikes
    Leader 725, Centurion Turbo, Raleigh Team Technium, Schwinn Premis, GT Tequesta, Bridgestone CB-2
    Posts
    5,918
    Mentioned
    31 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    I see a few of you have these beast from hell.Last time a cat got near me it was purring and rubbing all over my leg i go down to pet it and it attacked me
    You must be a friend of mine... that's how my cat rolls.
    “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”


    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

  8. #8
    Curmudgeon in Training 20grit's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Rural Retreat, VA
    My Bikes
    1974 Gazelle Champion Mondial, 2010 Cannondale Trail SL, 1988 Peugeot Nice, 1992ish Stumpjumper Comp,1990's Schwinn Moab
    Posts
    1,937
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Cats suck. Period. They're evil, self-serving little demons.

  9. #9
    Crispy Member ahsposo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Open the Bag and Eat Me.
    My Bikes
    A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
    Posts
    6,379
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    I see a few of you have these beast from hell.Last time a cat got near me it was purring and rubbing all over my leg i go down to pet it and it attacked me
    Good Kitty!
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

  10. #10
    Crispy Member ahsposo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Open the Bag and Eat Me.
    My Bikes
    A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
    Posts
    6,379
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    Cats suck. Period. They're evil, self-serving little demons.
    Sort of like humans.
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

  11. #11
    Senior Member cocar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    My Bikes
    Treck lexa SC
    Posts
    178
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cats are not small, funny looking dogs. They want attention on their own terms. It's best to let a cat come to you, not vice versa. Instead of reaching out to touch a cat, you can offer a hand, palm up. If a cat wants to be petted, it will usually rub up against your hand. If not so much, walk away. Also, when petting cats, a lot of people are TOO rough. Especially dog people. Don't ruffle fur against the grain, don't touch their ears, avoid feet and belly. Gently pet head and scratch under chin. Don't manhandle and never try to pick up a cat you don't know. Don't make sudden moves or loud noises. I think that's it LOL.

    Cats 101
    I'm not clumsy. It's just that the floor hates me, the table & chairs are bullies, and the wall gets in my way!

  12. #12
    Administrator CbadRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    On the bridge with Picard
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez, Specialized Sirrus
    Posts
    5,767
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Some cats think that hands are a chew toy, especially if their owners play with them and let them attack their own hands. I don't let my cats bite me when they play.

    Cat's aren't evil, they can be awfully cute when they want to be.

    Last edited by CbadRider; 07-27-12 at 09:41 AM. Reason: spellink
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
    Forum Guidelines *click here*

  13. #13
    Senior Member Hendricks97's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    My Bikes
    All City Nature Boy, Salsa Ti Fargo, Kona Electric Ute
    Posts
    306
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My wife got a cat that "followed her home" one time and in the midst of my drunken stupor at that time, I agreed to keeping it. That thing would spray my leg at random times, and try to tangle himself up in my feet as I was walking down the stairs. He also learned to say my dogs name (Miles) sounding like a screeching demon while saying it. I wasnt heartbroken when he got out of the house and was killed and have since stopped drinking as much so no more surprises.

  14. #14
    Hopelessly addicted... photogravity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Central Maryland
    My Bikes
    1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
    Posts
    4,670
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    I like things i can predict
    Like my next door neighbor's dog (a Boxer) who jumped the fence and took three bites out of my wife.

    Animal Control ended up euthanizing the dog, and rightly so, since we later found out the dog bit another person previously.
    --
    Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

    46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    686
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    30 years and 8 cats later I finally realized that cats do not have good peripheral vision above their head. I can lean down to pet my youngest female and if she is not looking up, the sudden appearance of my hand so close to her face is threatening and she reacts to the threat. If I go "Psst, Psst" she'll look up and then doesn't feel threatened by may hand and will let me pet her.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Tallahassee, FL
    Posts
    1,439
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not knowing the specifics of the attack, I'm siding with the cat. I'm sure he had a good reason.

  17. #17
    Warning:Annoying to jerks RaleighSport's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    STS
    My Bikes
    Leader 725, Centurion Turbo, Raleigh Team Technium, Schwinn Premis, GT Tequesta, Bridgestone CB-2
    Posts
    5,918
    Mentioned
    31 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    OP, come on over just don't look up!
    “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”


    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

  18. #18
    Insane Bicycle Mechanic Jeff Wills's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    other Vancouver
    Posts
    6,835
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mine like to bite my toes when I'm trying to get dressed. Other than that, they're little orange angels.
    Jeff Wills

    All my bikes.

  19. #19
    Senior Member PedalingFool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Utica, MI
    My Bikes
    Trek 1.1
    Posts
    342
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was riding down a trail one day and stopped at a bench to take a break. I heard something in the bushes and the next thing I know a cat jumps out and hops up onto my lap and starts purring. So I stayed for a bit petting it while it laid in my lap then it jumps down and runs off...

    This is my cat, Simba. He's my indoor cat:
    4H6Kb.jpg

    This is a stray cat that's been hanging around my home for the past 3 years. I take care of her but she won't let me come near her.
    rxJEO.jpg

    And this is the other stray kitty that hangs around my place. I don't want him to get near me:
    peQLA.jpg
    Attached Images Attached Images

  20. #20
    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    La Petite Roche
    Posts
    12,263
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Cat's aren't evil, they can be awfully cute when they want to be.
    "The Devil's cleverest ruse is to convince you that he is not there." Baudelaire
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

  21. #21
    Senior Member no motor?'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Chicagoland
    My Bikes
    Specialized Hardrock
    Posts
    3,990
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cocar View Post
    Cats are not small, funny looking dogs. They want attention on their own terms. It's best to let a cat come to you, not vice versa. Instead of reaching out to touch a cat, you can offer a hand, palm up. If a cat wants to be petted, it will usually rub up against your hand. If not so much, walk away. Also, when petting cats, a lot of people are TOO rough. Especially dog people. Don't ruffle fur against the grain, don't touch their ears, avoid feet and belly. Gently pet head and scratch under chin. Don't manhandle and never try to pick up a cat you don't know. Don't make sudden moves or loud noises. I think that's it LOL.

    Cats 101
    Yep, that's it.

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    My Bikes
    Felt nine flow
    Posts
    559
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just dont trust them any more.

  23. #23
    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Winter Springs, FL
    Posts
    539
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cute cats are like pretty women who know they are hot. They always do as they please.
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

  24. #24
    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    La Petite Roche
    Posts
    12,263
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One time a neighbor broke her hip and was going to be in the hospital for a while. I got assigned to take her cat to a boarding facility.

    The neighbor had one of those motorized hospital beds at home and the cat was ensconced far up in the innards. Food and treats wouldn't tempt it. So I finally had to attempt to get the cat itself. I gently reached under the bed.

    It gave my hand a nasty bite, but I could tell the cat was very surprised when my reaction was not pulling my hand away, but using the fact that its teeth were sunk so far into my hand that grabbing it's head with my other hand was easy. I drew the cat gently out of its lair and put it in its crate.

    Then I drove the cat to the boarding facility. They wouldn't take the cat without a certificate of vaccination, so I took the cat to its vet and made sure it was all up to date with its shots and back to the boarding facility, a process that took several hours.

    After a month or so, the neighbor was back. When the cat would hear my voice if I came over to visit her, it would skedaddle. Poor kitty.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

  25. #25
    Crispy Member ahsposo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Open the Bag and Eat Me.
    My Bikes
    A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
    Posts
    6,379
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jon c. View Post
    Not knowing the specifics of the attack, I'm siding with the cat. I'm sure he had a good reason.
    Maybe the cat was insulted by the OP's typing.
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •