Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cats and Teenagers

Cats are just like teenagers:

Neither teenagers nor cats turn their heads when you call them by name.

No matter what you do for them, it is not enough. Indeed, all humane efforts are barely adequate to compensate for the privilege of waiting on them hand and foot.

You rarely see a cat walking outside of the house with an adult human being, and it can be safely said that no teenager in his or her right mind wants to be seen in public with his or her parents.

Even if you tell jokes as well as Jay Leno, neither your cat nor your teen will ever crack a smile.

No cat or teenager shares your taste in music.

Cats and teenagers can lie on the living-room sofa for hours on end without moving, barely breathing.

Cats have nine lives. Teenagers carry on as if they did.

Cats and teenagers yawn in exactly the same manner, communicating that ultimate human ecstasy -- a sense of complete and utter boredom.

Cats and teenagers do not improve anyone's furniture.

Cats that are free to roam outside sometimes have been known to return in the middle of the night to deposit a dead animal in your bedroom. Teenagers are not above that sort of behavior.

Thus, if you must raise teenagers, the best sources of advice are not other parents, but veterinarians. It is also a good idea to keep a guidebook on cats at hand at all times. And remember, above all else, put out the food and do not make any sudden moves in their direction. When they make up their minds, they will finally come to you for some affection and comfort, and it will be a triumphant moment for all concerned.

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  1. Lucky for me, I like most of the same music as my teens. :)

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    1. That is very unusual. Good for you. :)

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  2. Cats don't ask for the car.

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    1. This is so very true. :)

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  3. I always liken cats to toddlers... in the terrible twos.

    Have a wonderful weekend! I know I will. :D big hugs xoxo

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    1. That about sizes it up. I'll have a wonderful weekend indeed. ♥♥♥

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  4. You have my boy down to a T..LOL Have a super weekend. Big Hugs xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. Yep, they are pretty much all the same. :)

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  5. Wow - the similarities are uncanny!!

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    1. Yes they are. I'd rather have the cat. :)

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  6. Great comparison of the two, but my choice between a teen and a cat is a cat for sure. Although teens can be so entertaining.
    Hope you have a great week end Sandee.

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    1. I'll take the cat too as they are far less expensive. :)

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  7. That's why you're better off with a Poodle. Dixie always laughs at my jokes

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    1. Dixie rocks and we both know that. :)

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  8. No teens yet, but I have 4 to look forward to :)

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    1. Oh they are most entertaining. Good luck. :)

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  9. OMGoodness, you nailed both species! Bwhahahaha. I know. I have both. Mostly, THEY have me!

    Big hugs, honey...

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    1. Yep, I thought this was pretty close. Hugs honey. ♥♥♥

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  10. Funny, funny, funny. One other thing Sandee, cats won't ask for money all the time. Tonight we're getting 3 inches of more snow. Just thought I'd tell you that. Ha,ha,ha.
    Have a great day Sandee. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. You're right about the money part. Cats are far less expensive.

      Stay warm Paul. :)

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  11. I have a teenage step-son who has really been testing his wings lately ... and the adults who are trying to keep track of him. So right now, if given the choice between a cat or a teen, think I'd have to pick the cat. A cat won't add more gray hair to my head. Can't say the same about a teen! :D

    Thank you, Sandee! Hope you have a marvelous weekend! :D

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    1. I remember my son during his teens years. My first gray hairs started then too.

      You have a marvelous weekend too. :)

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  12. i'd take the cat. roche' says he would too. well unless the teen would buy him things and dress him up then he'd have to make a decision. i know what it would be too.

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. Roche is as bad as a cat or a teenager. Yes he is, but lots more fun. ♥♥♥

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  13. all too true! Have a super duper day!

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    1. You have a super day too Kathe. :)

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  14. Well there's only one thing I can say then, HAPPY CATURDAY! c-)

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    1. It's Happy Caturday over here all the time. :)

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  15. How uncanny LOL

    Have a catteentastic day ;-)

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    1. Yes, and scary too Steve. :)

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  16. Having both currently in the house, i would say these are wise and astute observations!

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    1. Yep, someone got this one right on the money. :)

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  17. I've had both cats and a teenager at one time or another and I had never really seen the similarity until today.

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    1. That's because we really liked the cats more. :)

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  18. Dear Sandee, Too funny. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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    1. Frightening too. Blessing to you too Catherine. ♥♥♥

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  19. lol.......so true! Admittedly my older cat used to join me in the bedroom as I played guitar and sung but, like teenagers, my younger cat couldn't get far enough away!

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    1. They are all different, but somehow the same too. :)

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  20. the similarities are remarkable :)

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    1. Yes they are, but we don't mind the cat doing that. :)

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  21. Oh my... so true!!!!! I hope y'all got a well-needed soaking and not too much.

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    1. We did and it was wonderful to finally get some rain. Not enough, but some is better than none. ♥♥♥

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  22. Nice post, Sandee. You are right, pretty much alike. Teenagers will most always TEXT you back, the cat won't. :))
    I've been a ham radio person for a long time, since 1960 or 61. I will check my first license if I can find it. I am K1TLT, that was my New Hampshire call sign. KN5GYM, KN1TLT, K1TLT, WA5JVT, and now K1TLT again. I have had an Extra Class license now for a few years. I am not very active at all. 2 Meter in the car if any. I have a station set up but no antenna right now.
    ..

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    1. I'll let hubby know your achievement. He so loves doing this. :)

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  23. That explains why I have an strong adversion to both----hadn't thought about that before! But cats are better as you can kick them out!

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    1. Yes, cats are better. :)

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  24. I never made the connection, but it's true!

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    1. Yes, it's true. I hadn't made the connection until I read this either. :)

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  25. Cats cleanup their body several times in a day with their tongues. Teenagers seldom take bath on their own.
    Others qualities are well presented.

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    1. I hadn't thought about bathing and I so remember trying to get my son to take a shower. They he noticed girls and I didn't have to remind him anymore. :)

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  26. Haha, yeah, I can definitely see the similarities.

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