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    Can you spoil a cat?

    My best friend says that my cats are spoiled. I say you cannot spoil a cat.

    What say the PT crowd?

    This came up over the weekend when my 3 darlings wouldn't eat the healthy cat food I had bought them. My friend Bob says, you are spoiling them. Just leave the food there until they eat it.

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    LOL! No, I don't think you can spoil a cat - it works wonders with Fister!



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    hmmmm, Maybe you can spoil a cat... not sure. I know how it is to buy cat food and see if cat likes it. We humans try so hard to please our cats.

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    Of course you can spoil a cat! I do that on a daily basis and I love it!
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    Would Bob like it if he was given a meal he didn't like and was told he wasn't getting anything else until he ate it even if it sat there for 2 or 3 days? I think not. I think a cat needs to be given options that doesn't mean they are spoiled. Pirate tells me when I can get up and will very verbally let me know he is not happy if I disturb his napping on me so that I will sit still but doesn't mean he is spoiled now does it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kittycats_delight View Post
    Would Bob like it if he was given a meal he didn't like and was told he wasn't getting anything else until he ate it even if it sat there for 2 or 3 days? I think not. I think a cat needs to be given options that doesn't mean they are spoiled. Pirate tells me when I can get up and will very verbally let me know he is not happy if I disturb his napping on me so that I will sit still but doesn't mean he is spoiled now does it?
    LOL...probably not. Bob grew up on a farm and animals were to be outside. He truly does not understand the love I have for my cats. He does like my cats though and will pet all three of them and call them over to him. Of course, they love him and Tink especially loves his shoes.
    He knows he will get nowhere with me when he says things like they are spoiled or just put them outside.

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    There are so many people like that. Here in Italy the vast majority think cats should be outside & free but then again most dog live outside as well. The entire neighborhood thinks I am out of my head. The kids think it's great though. If they find a kitty they don't know or an injured bird they come ring for me to help. LOL I have converted a few though. One of my husband's friends now has 7 cats. He had 2 until about or 8 months ago then another came around and he was feeding her trying to get her to trust him by the time he did low & behold she was pregnant. So, she moved in and had her babies. He kept them all. Everyone except the kittens have been spayed and all 4 kittens are going in next month to be altered. He had never had an animal altered until I told him all the issues related to unaltered animals now he is a very vigilant catdad. It's pretty awesome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kittycats_delight View Post
    He had never had an animal altered until I told him all the issues related to unaltered animals now he is a very vigilant catdad. It's pretty awesome.
    That is wonderful!

    Hmm, can you spoil a cat? Seems to me, cats just assume that they WILL BE treated like ROYALTY and then some. And if they don't get it, well, as we've seen on here, they just may go find themselves another home where the servants don't need so much training, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    That is wonderful!

    Hmm, can you spoil a cat? Seems to me, cats just assume that they WILL BE treated like ROYALTY and then some. And if they don't get it, well, as we've seen on here, they just may go find themselves another home where the servants don't need so much training, lol.
    Is that how I ended up with 5 cats?

    My answer to your question is twofold.

    1) Yes, you can spoil a cat.

    2) Why would you want to NOT spoil your cat? Or why wouldn't you spoil your cat? I think it's criminal to not spoil a cat.


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    I believe my cats are spoiled. I'm their personal slave. I would never let one of my furkids go hungry because they didn't like a certain food!
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    My cats are probably spoiled. They know exactly when treat time is and get quite vocal (and physical) when they're wanting their treats. If I'm on my PC in my office with the door closed, they'll know it's time and start pawing away at the door to let me know.

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    My cats are very pampered and spoiled. Luckily they love the food that I feed them too.
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    I think that you can NEVER spoil a Cat.

    In fact I feel badly when I do not spoil My Ctas, as I know that one day they may not be there
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    They're not SPOILED , just LOVED!
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    I believe I've spoiled my cat Cassie. Would I change anything I've done? No way! Well, one thing, I might have gone ahead with purchasing the water bubbler.
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

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