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    In terms of being interesting to interact with, maintenance costs, and just general fluffiness.
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      RABBITS!!!!!

      All the fluffiness you could ever need, absolutely adorable and relatively low maintenance
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      Cats are not only fairly low maintenance but you can also handle them and have a solid bond with them (well, most of them haha).
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      (Original post by alanaro)
      In terms of being interesting to interact with, maintenance costs, and just general fluffiness.
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      They get a bad rep of being selfish, uncaring and distant but they just show their afffection in more sutble ways than dogs do I prefer this because as much as I love dogs and miss the pet dogs I've had in life, they are generally too needy and clingy for my own preference. Dogs also need walked every day and can't be left alone for too long which isn't always practical for a pet owner so there's another few points that are an advantage for having a cat. Cats are also very fun to interact with, though trust must be built with a cat. They don't automatically let their guards down to you in the blink of an eye unlike dogs. You can play with lazer pointers with them, give them empty boxes to lie in (cats seem to love boxes :laugh: ), watch them go crazy on catnip, get them to follow you around the house with a piece of string and they will try and catch it, give them the cardboard tube instead of toilet roll to play with and best of all, cuddling up with a cat is the best thing ever, especially when you can feel them purring :love:

      Cats are also cheap to keep. I have 4 and I spent about £10/15 a week on food for them - if you only have one cat then it'll be a lot less but £15 isn't too steep either. Cat litter is very cheap too and a big bag lasts for weeks. To save more money on the litter front, you can always train your cat to use the human toilet with a special toilet seat called The Litter Kwitter. Two of my cats are now human toilet trained :teehee:

      If you do decide to go for a pet - be it a cat, dog, rabbit, hamster etc please consider looking for a pet in your local shelter as many animals are looking for a home. Rescue animals have a taboo against them that they must be 'damaged goods' but the vast majority of rescue animals come to the shelter through no fault of their own and not because of abuse - usually its because their owner died, their owner couldn't afford them etc. As the saying goes - "adopt, don't shop" :yep:
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      (Original post by Zargabaath)
      This thread shouldn't include pics. It's not fair to have to argue rationally against cuteness. You'll lose every time.
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      A dog, they're loyal, loving, you can play with them and they actually appreciate you.
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      NOOO, my weakness dfasdmifsdm
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      (Original post by RainbowMan)
      This thread shouldn't include pics. It's not fair to have to argue rationally against cuteness. You'll lose every time.
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      (Original post by Spock's Socks)
      Cats

      They get a bad rep of being selfish, uncaring and distant but they just show their afffection in more sutble ways than dogs do I prefer this because as much as I love dogs and miss the pet dogs I've had in life, they are generally too needy and clingy for my own preference. Dogs also need walked every day and can't be left alone for too long which isn't always practical for a pet owner so there's another few points that are an advantage for having a cat. Cats are also very fun to interact with, though trust must be built with a cat. They don't automatically let their guards down to you in the blink of an eye unlike dogs. You can play with lazer pointers with them, give them empty boxes to lie in (cats seem to love boxes :laugh: ), watch them go crazy on catnip, get them to follow you around the house with a piece of string and they will try and catch it, give them the cardboard tube instead of toilet roll to play with and best of all, cuddling up with a cat is the best thing ever, especially when you can feel them purring :love:

      Cats are also cheap to keep. I have 4 and I spent about £10/15 a week on food for them - if you only have one cat then it'll be a lot less but £15 isn't too steep either. Cat litter is very cheap too and a big bag lasts for weeks. To save more money on the litter front, you can always train your cat to use the human toilet with a special toilet seat called The Litter Kwitter. Two of my cats are now human toilet trained :teehee:

      If you do decide to go for a pet - be it a cat, dog, rabbit, hamster etc please consider looking for a pet in your local shelter as many animals are looking for a home. Rescue animals have a taboo against them that they must be 'damaged goods' but the vast majority of rescue animals come to the shelter through no fault of their own and not because of abuse - usually its because their owner died, their owner couldn't afford them etc. As the saying goes - "adopt, don't shop" :yep:
      Oh my gosh! Finally I found someone who successfully trained their cat(s) to use the human toilet!! I'm currently trying to, it's so hard to though! Is it okay if I PM you for questions?

      Oh, and OP. Cats are the best hands down. They catch and eat any spiders, flies, mice, anything else creepy and crawly that you wouldn't want around.
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      (Original post by Zargabaath)
      It looks cool, but inside it's evil.
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      (Original post by l'etranger)
      A dog, they're loyal, loving, you can play with them and they actually appreciate you.
      what breed?
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      (Original post by Sabby888)
      Oh my gosh! Finally I found someone who successfully trained their cat(s) to use the human toilet!! I'm currently trying to, it's so hard to though! Is it okay if I PM you for questions?
      Yeah of course!
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      NOOO, my weakness dfasdmifsdm
      [weakness to pussy joke]
     
     
     
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