Kitties and Woofies and pawrents. I just visited Tales From the Foster Kittens and they had a fantastic blog posted among all the others great blogs.
Here is the eye opening blog she wrote about a touchy subject with me, since there are so many cat haters and detractors out there. This blog showcased a good example of that misinformation on an NBC show. Here is my comment that I just put on her blog a few minutes ago. I am going to ask her permission to publish this and if she says all right, I will. It's a topic near to my heart. Please read the link I have included above this sentence "an NBC show". Then you will see my comment on her blog below.
**** **** **** ****"I hate shows on cats and dogs or just cats. They are NEVER going to get it right. They just repeat the useless hogwash that started however long ago, and never bother to try to sort our what is wrong. MY cats have always loved me because...SURPRISE! If you love them, they love you back! And show it!! That's what Katie's blog is all about. Her love of me. That I love her too is a given and obvious. But it's a relationship that we BOTH have worked on and contributed to".
I could have written an essay on the topic in my answer but I wanted to be courteous and not take up a lot of space. I wonder if you all too have noticed the seeming never ending prejudice against cats. They are NOT dogs and don't have dog personalities. Seems most people insist that cats must act like dogs or they say cats are just deceitful and not worthy of loving or caring about. Human attributes for an animal! How smart is that? Attributing human thought patterns and behaviors to an animal. Yup. That's smart. Expecting two differing species to act alike. Smart squared, huh? It won't do any good for me to keep ranting. See ya laters. I'm gonna cuddle Katie. She will appreciate it.
I will add here before I close that all Katie's blogs are meant to show just how sweet AND loving a cat can be. All of her stories are true, and when she says she loves me, she does. This is because I love her also. If the haters out there would treat their cat in a manner consistent with the personality cats are born with, there would be happier cats and people families.