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CATS & TEENAGERS
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For all of you with teenagers or who have had teenagers, you may want to
know why they really have a lot in common with cats:
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1. Neither teenagers nor cats turn their heads when you call them by
name.
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2. 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.
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3. 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.
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4. Even if you tell jokes as well as Jay Leno, neither your cat nor your
teen will ever crack a smile.
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5. No cat or teenager shares your taste in music.
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6. Cats and teenagers can lie on the living - room sofa for hours on end
without moving, barely breathing.
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7. Cats have nine lives. Teenagers live as if they did.
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8. Cats and teenagers yawn in exactly the same manner, communicating
that ultimate human ecstasy -- a sense of complete and utter boredom.
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9. Cats and teenagers do not improve anyone's furniture.
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10. 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.
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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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smackmac
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Well, it's nice to know that what I've put up with these last 10 years is what I'll be looking forward to any day now.

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Venus
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Not all of those points are true. Both my cats turn their heads when i call their names. 9 times out of 10 they actually come running. They do seem to appreciate the things i do for them. Sometimes just glancing over at them is enough to elicit purrs. And Anica comes running when i play Evanescence so she definitely shares my taste in music.
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Dutch Angua
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quote:
1. Neither teenagers nor cats turn their heads when you call them by
name.

My cat does, most of the time.

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5. No cat or teenager shares your taste in music.
My cat likes Within Temptation just as much as I do. In fact, he left my room when the CD stopped playing. (According to my dad it's because the high pitched singing reminds him of cat wailing...pfffft)

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

Toby's not allowed on the sofa. Loves the rocking chair, though.

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Thus, if you must raise teenagers, the best sources of advice are not
other parents, but veterinarians.

'What, and get them neutered?

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Venus
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ooooh Within Temptation, Anica likes them too.
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LyndaD
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Okay, so some of the things they say about cats aren't true, but I didn't notice anybody taking exceptions to the descriptions of teenagers....

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Cambion
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Hmm...I'm not a parent, but I'm sure my mom can vouch for the fact that all the cats respond when they hear the can opener. And unless I'm just an anomaly, my mom and I do like some of the same music (Poison, Culture Club, and a few others).
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