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Thread: Cat and Quilters

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    Member Brett Quilts's Avatar
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    Are all quilters cat lovers, too? Lol! It seems like there are so many cat avatars on here that their must be a connection? What does everyone think? :-D

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    I think that generally quilters are great people and great people usually have a cat or dog, or both!

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    i think cats have an inner quiltness to them. my darling allie can hide and we won't find her for hours. Just let "mommy" get the scissors out and she is jumping on the table!

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    My dog never jumped up and helped me but the cat did. :)

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    Mine is a quilted cat. She sits on the back of the machine while I sew and has been known to bat the thread. She loves batting snd has her own batting bed outside my long arm room. She is very jealous of the long arm because she can't. Sit with me. She sits on every quilt I make. where else can you find such an involved family member!!

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    My grandmother was a quilter and she also loved cats so I guess it's in my DNA

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    Where I go, Rudy goes. I am his person. Grew up with dogs but current life style isn't suitable so I have cats. Animals add life to a home. What else can I say?!

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    I have quilting friend who is extremely allergic to cats. Her only cat is a fabric one.
    If I had a cat she couldn't visit me.
    I don't have a dog either because I travel to much and can't take with me.

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    I love my cat and love quilting, but the two do not mix. Bailey loves to eat threads from the edge of fabric, and gets himself sick over it, so i have to keep him out of the quilting room. Poor guy! Our former cat Buddy is in my avatar, and liked to sit on the Christmas tree skirt. Under the tree was his own place, he thought!

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    i think, in general, pets are becoming more popular. some government statistic recently said that there are more homes with pets than with children. of course, allergic pet-lovers like me don't have any.

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    Not every quilter is a cat lover. I much prefer dogs, and fish.

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    I certainly hope I never have to be without either a cat or a quilt.

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    My Peanut Butter is like Heid's, loves to eat thread. She grabbed on to the end of a spool of Sulky rayon thread and had a wad in her mouth before I noticed. Have to keep a close eye on her at all times as she will also grab small pieces of material and try to bat them into another part of the house. She is usually banned just outside the door of my sewing room. Love her.

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    I adore my huge dog. But I would not mind having a cat around also, if space permitted the two to interact....but too small....

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    We just lost our dog a few months ago, but still have her best friends with us (2 cats). I don't usually let the cats in my sewing room unless I am there. A number of years ago we had a cat that ate some thread and ended up having it wound around her internal organs. Unfortunately we didn't catch this problem soon enough and the cat didn't survive. Lesson learned for me.

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    My avatar is our Ms. Big...We have our routine...I go sew from 9-noon Mon-Fri..She's not allowed in my sewing rm so at noon she starts if I'm not on time "Meowing" her head off at the bottom of the steps because it's lunch time and we go outside and sit in the sun for the remainder of the day together...CAT PEOPLE...

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    My avatar is my BU BU's version of being helpful. My green gardening gloves became my only defense that evening. The only room that has a closing door in my pathetically small apartment is the bathroom. Best time for me to sew at all is during one of her extensive bed protection periods. Her eyes might appear to be closed, but her ears are not. She is a sneaky little poop that I rescued from becoming a ward of the pound or a victim of a coyote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynneander
    We just lost our dog a few months ago, but still have her best friends with us (2 cats). I don't usually let the cats in my sewing room unless I am there. A number of years ago we had a cat that ate some thread and ended up having it wound around her internal organs. Unfortunately we didn't catch this problem soon enough and the cat didn't survive. Lesson learned for me.
    Sorry about your loved one.

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    well i have 3 cats. wouldn't mind a dog though.

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    Not a cat person. I don't dislike them (well some - yeah), but I could never live with a cat. I couldn't handle an animal that went wherever it wanted to go (counter tops, on top of PC, etc), had claws to scratch furniture and skin (I think de-clawing is cruel), nor do I want a litter box anywhere in my house. I don't believe in letting animals outside on their own accord either as it's too easy for them to be injured or killed.

    I like cats, adore some that belong to friends, but I could never tolerate a cat in my house.

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    Love my babies....i have 4 cats, 2 dogs,1 turtle, and 6 hermit crabs

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    I guess we've always had at least one cat usually 2 though to keep them company while we're gone.

    They are so independent and certainly let me know what they think about different matters, especially things they don't approve of.

    Since DH is gone so much, they are a great deal of company without being demanding or needing walked. Great feet warmers during the winter too :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussymussy
    I think that generally quilters are great people and great people usually have a cat or dog, or both!
    Well I don't have a cat or dog due to allergies but I think I am a great person/quilter!!

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    I like my cats a lot, but I'm madly in love with my dog!

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