Very few Indians have cats

@vandana7 (76642)
India
October 26, 2020 5:28am CST
I mean the Felis Domesticus. Not the homosapien. In general, they believe cats are ominous. Movies also portray them as such. If a cat crosses the road, wait till a fool who does not know crosses that so that any bad luck that may come befalls him/her/them. Well, as I see it, despite such sophisticated methods of warding off bad luck, we have more wars, more bad politicians, and we are not as rich a nation as America or China. Now, why is that?
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@myklj999 (50770)
• United States
26 Oct
You mean very few cats have Indians...they don't like y'all much for some reason
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
That is so rude! Evil Grin
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@myklj999 (50770)
• United States
26 Oct
@vandana7 You know who REALLY likes you? Sharks
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
@myklj999 Sigh..last night I didn't get much sleep...not tonight too...please don't mention sharks...I end up thinking about them, and somehow they come to scare me.
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• India
26 Oct
We have cows
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
You mean to say cows bring us bad luck! Wait for Modi brigade..
• India
26 Oct
@vandana7 cows are pets here
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
@piyushbhatia1 If having cows as pets is good, we should be rich and prosperous, or at least not going around with begging bowls to the world. Something is wrong.
@prinzcy (8423)
• Malaysia
26 Oct
I don't believe in such things. Why cat cross a road? Because it needs to be on the other side. I don't condemn others in their belief though. They're free to believe on whatever they want. Just as long as they say nothing about my cats.
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
I have never had anything wrong happen to me because of cat doing what it needs to do. If that were true, there should be some animal believing something similar about humans too. LOL
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@prinzcy (8423)
• Malaysia
26 Oct
@vandana7 yes, after all humans are more destructive than animals.
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
@prinzcy Exactly.
@arunima25 (48875)
• Bangalore, India
26 Oct
First of all I don't see many Indian having pet. ( See the population density) And the reason might be many... Poverty, lifestyle, space constraints etc. Yes dogs are more popular as pets here. I am allergic to cat and so are my children and so I stay away from them. Also once a cat attacked and scratched me when I was a teen... I had allergic reactions and even needed few injections. So I am somewhere also scared of them.
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
You are unwittingly confirming what JJ said. But yes, to all other factors and I do understand. If we are attacked without provoking the cat or dog, we can develop a lifetime fear of them.
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@arunima25 (48875)
• Bangalore, India
27 Oct
@vandana7 I had a horrible experience. I still have a scar on my eyebrows. And the cat actually left me with a beauty scar
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
27 Oct
@arunima25 Well, some good may come of it someday.
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@amadeo (114687)
• United States
26 Oct
Good morning.Not sure .I am not a big fan of cats just dogs
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@myklj999 (50770)
• United States
26 Oct
Scar said I can't talk to you anymore
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
I love dogs too. But that may be because I have not met many pet cats. Dogs on the other hand have been really nice with me.
@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
@myklj999 I am sure you will get an extra lick for obeying Scar. LOL
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@LadyDuck (312003)
• Switzerland
26 Oct
I love cats, I love them more than dogs, they do not bark, they mind their business, they are sweet when you are nice to them.
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
I will be honest. I bond easily with dogs. Its like look into my eyes, you will find what you mean to me...when I look into a dog's eyes. I have not tried something similar with a cat, I admit. But then, cats are rare out here, as pets, so...
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@LadyDuck (312003)
• Switzerland
27 Oct
@vandana7 One of our neighbors had 4 cats, they moved to an apartment and she came to me saying that one of their cats refused to live indoor, he wanted to stay here. I told her to let the cat here and I will take care of him. Now he lives in our garden, I bought an outdoors house where he can sleep, I feed him and I understand very well what he wants. I let him inside in the morning, I place a rug on the floor, he sits there and wait that I brush him, then I pet him, then he moves in front of the door to ask to get food and go out. I have a very good relationship with cats.
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
27 Oct
@LadyDuck Wow, that is almost like dogs. They understand and can manage communication with humans.
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@DianneN (204293)
• United States
26 Oct
I love both dogs and cats and never heard of that. Black cats that crossed your path is a superstition that in not true.
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
Except ferocious animals, and sneaky ones like snakes and crocodiles, I would also accept both. It feels good to be loved for something other than your bank balance.
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@DianneN (204293)
• United States
26 Oct
@vandana7 No wild or creepy animals for me!
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
27 Oct
@DianneN Me too. :)
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@just4him (227122)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Oct
Are there a lot of cats roaming freely?
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
Funnily no. I have a strong suspicion they get murdered. We see plenty of stray dogs so logically, there should be equal number of cats too. But cats make rare appearance.
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@just4him (227122)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Oct
@vandana7 That's strange, but I'm sure your right, people kill them.
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@BarBaraPrz (28571)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Oct
@vandana7 They know enough to avoid you guys...
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@GooglePlus (2568)
27 Oct
But when you pet cats, they will not cross your road, it will be "Kittie was trying to stop me from going outside" Point of view changes It's an experimental thing, So some may experience it / some may not. Some who experienced it will try to find out why there was a bad day. And it's human tendency that they try to blame others. Did you know Yes Bank's shares went down because Mr. Radhekrishna path was crossed by the cat when they were discussing about Yes Bank Shares. This is true story, I can share you the person's contact number as well. There are so many old saying which doesn't have any meaning to it or any proof but since those are sayings they are followed blindly! Did you know there are myths which says - "Mom is said to be Impure after giving birth to a girl for so many days and to a boy for so many days"
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
27 Oct
So that is the reason Yes Bank shares tanked! I should have known. The black cat did it. The last part mom is impure thing. There are some young people who are coming up with those beliefs. The reason they gave for not allowing young women entering Sabarimala, the menses blood falls on the floor and the prasad (offering too) so it becomes dirty. We use sanitary pads, and we wouldn't go to temple in the first place during menses because of pain. The way DJ and I fought with two guys about it. To think they were young and well versed in English shocks me. You'd think there is more possibility of a diabetic pee falling in temple than a woman's menses blood streaming down her leg. Fanatics make me mad.
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@nawala123 (21167)
• Indonesia
27 Oct
many cats in here
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
28 Oct
Lucky you. And yes, you all are better off when compared to India, aren't you all.
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@nawala123 (21167)
• Indonesia
28 Oct
@vandana7 in some cases i think yes. India is much bigger than indonesia. So there must be complicated problems to solve
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@Corbin5 (208790)
• United States
26 Oct
I suppose bad luck is stronger than the sophisticated method used. Maybe some new methods will be put in place and will work nicely.
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
Like?
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@Corbin5 (208790)
• United States
26 Oct
@vandana7 I have no idea. That will take some thought.
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@Yakson (100)
26 Oct
Lolx. I would love to visit India someday. I hope I will not b disappointed with the country?
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
Of course you will be disappointed. I could list a million things, but the blindly my country is the strongest and bestest folks would come running with arms against me.
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@Yakson (100)
26 Oct
@vandana7 Hahahahah. Very funny of you
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@BarBaraPrz (28571)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Oct
It's because you've got it all wrong about us cats. We bring joy and good luck, not bad. =^..^=
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
I agree. That is the point i was trying to make.
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@BarBaraPrz (28571)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Oct
@vandana7 purrr...
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• India
26 Oct
Yes people are always into superstitious activities and that's why they prefer dogs over cats
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
Somebody who has been honest about it. LOL
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• India
26 Oct
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@jdbces (1804)
• Philippines
26 Oct
Here, there was an old belief about bad luck if a black cat crossed the street before you. Now, I guess no one believes it anymore.
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
That is the exact belief out here. But since many cats have black patch on them, people don't take chances. All cats are taboo. LOL
@jdbces (1804)
• Philippines
26 Oct
@vandana7 Poor cats.
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@LindaOHio (51738)
• United States
26 Oct
We always had dogs. India needs to be involved in more worldwide manufacturing and trade I would think???
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
There is so much corruption in this country that we cannot progress. Many who innovate do not have resources to manufacture and those who have the resources do not allow new products to come up lest their market share comes down. In between, we have officials who take so much bribe that the entire venture may as well not start.
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@LindaOHio (51738)
• United States
27 Oct
@vandana7 Sounds like a major problem.
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@nitsbubb (1127)
• Pune, India
27 Oct
I am an Indian, but without any reason like bad luck or wars - just not very keen!
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
28 Oct
Not wanting a cat because it is a lot of work to do, and considering the fact that it is difficult to manage without the western equipment is one thing. But not wanting a cat because it is bad luck seems silly.
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@wolfgirl569 (35421)
• Marion, Ohio
26 Oct
You need to get you a black cat for protection then. Here is only black cats that are considered bad luck.
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
Even black are not unlucky. What has luck gotta do with a creature? Just somebody had some bad coincidence and branded the cat.
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@RebeccasFarm (12961)
• Denver, Colorado
26 Oct
I do not know what it is maybe because cats are so mysterious Vanny. I once knew a Haitian woman who had a great fear of cats.
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
26 Oct
May be they are only hiding something from dogs or their mates. From what I heard, the male cat does eat some of the younger ones. That would make the females rather secretive, so that she can hide her young ones in multiple shelters. And male cats detectives searching for those places.