My Grandma used to have pet cats!

@yanzalong (10174)
Indonesia
March 16, 2012 2:42am CST
I was one of the persons in the house who was responsible for their food. Now my grandma passed away and I have moved to another house. We have cats around the house but they are not pet cats. It is my wife who does not like cats for the simple reason that cat's fur has bug which may be not good for girls's fertility...that's what my wife told me about. I read from mylot's discussion that cats can be trained to follow exactly what we want them to. So I am writing this discussion in the hope that I will get good information to be passed on to my wife. Thank you mylotters.
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@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
Just like your wife i don't like cats or even dogs inside the house. Not for the same reason like your wife's but because they pee and poop wherever. Then, their fur indeed would be all over the furniture and floor. But i admire them, and find them cute , but to have them around the house, i don't like.
@yanzalong (10174)
• Indonesia
16 Mar 12
Yes, that's right. I am still awaiting others' responses and get their opinion on it. Let me tell you something that cats used to be able to catch mice, if I am not wrong. I've seen some mice or even rats around the drains in the neibourhood. Why can't the cats around catch them? Have cats lost their ability to catch mice?
@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
My mother-in-law keeps insinuating that we get a cat again, so that those rats that keep running in our ceiling would go away. She says that the mouse is scared of the cat. I just don't know if it is true. But what i do know, is i don't like a cat inside the house or even in our yard.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
16 Mar 12
I would love to hear where your wife has that information from that cat's fur is not good for girl's fertility. I think she made it up herself. The only thing cats can cause is an allergy because of the hair. We always have and had cats and there is nothing wrong with my fertility of my daughters (4) I can assure you that. Same with the rest of the people over here. Many people over here have cats and they stay inside, go outside (so no litter) and come back inside. We feed them, comb them etc. My cats always walk with me to the shop, say "hi". At this moment we only have one left over (over 12 years old) and he loves to be outside. You can still hug and lift him and he walks with me too to the shop. It's easy to teach a cat something although most cats teach you what to do. For example they stay at the door and you have to open it to let them out or in. They let you know when they want to eat. My cat knows he is not allowed to go upstairs into the bedrooms, he can not sit on the table, grab food out of a pot or pan. If I call him by his name (it's: Mewtwo but mostly I call him: pewtoo which sounds the same) he shows up, does listen. If I tell hem to stop (what he is doing) he is also. The only thing you need to do is respect your animal, observe it's behaviour and invest some time in him/her. That is what training is about with all kind of animals. We use there natural behaviour. So if you shake with the food and you call him he will learn: calling = food. So at some time there is no need to shake the food anymore you can just call him. Etc.
@yanzalong (10174)
• Indonesia
18 Mar 12
She was told by her friends. I told her it wasn't true. Aside from the cat's hair, the smell when it pooed is really disturbing. You probably know how to avoid this so that you love cats. It's nice to hear all about it. One of the things my wife doesn't like cats is that cats like sneaking it and steal food. I remember when she finished frying some fish and she put it on the table. She forgot the door was open at the time. She went out for a while and she came bactk to the table the fish was gone. We knew it was a cat's action. We were right cause we saw it enjoying it somewhere on the corner of the yard.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
18 Mar 12
Most cats are not house trained because it's not easy to train them at all. They don't like to stay within the house, most of the time, they would find ways to slip out, coming home at night for meals and sleeping. I've not seen any house trained cats and even if cats are well trained, it doesn't stop bugs from living in cat's fur. Whatever pets u rear in the house, will have the same problems too.