Some First Impressions... Can Scar You For Life😮❗  

Paulxx001 63M  
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9/28/2020 9:58 am

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Some First Impressions... Can Scar You For Life😮❗

My very first impression of the creature was woven into a sturdy memory, when I was a tiny tyke of 5. Young enough to learn a lesson and old enough to never forget.

The cute furry thing nestled up to me clambered into my lap and began to purr. I petted that black ball of hair, and it purred even louder. I did what I thought was best and stroked harder; it hissed. I decided to lean into those long white whiskers and assure it that I was a friend. And BAM- therein bloomed that first indelible memory.

It was surgically etched into my cheek, narrowly missing my eye.

I barely recall the burning pain or my mother screaming as I walked into the kitchen. But I clearly remember all the blood. Damn, there was a lot of it dripping everywhere.

By the time my age and wisdom had doubled, I'd overcome my angst and had grown a thicker skin. Most importantly, I had acquired the technique on how to hold those felines - under their front shoulders - without fear of those nasty razors they brandished. Or so I thought.

On the day that shaggy stray tiptoed into my backyard, I hoped it might be friendly. It was, for a while. Arching its back while brushing against my legs, it gave me all the signs that it liked me - until it didn't and derisively spit. I determined (along with my buddies) that the best place for that critter - was in my neighbour's swimming pool.

"Do they swim?" was the question we posed.

Off we trudged across the street to that blue expanse of chlorinated water. As I dangled that placid furball over the deep end, that beast suddenly realized the predicament it was in. It's hind legs violently slashed, and in a flash, the veins in my arms poured out deep red blood.

Oh, and they DO swim.

Fast-forward to my teens and a New Year's Eve party at a friend's home. I never knew he harboured one. It was a surprise to me that if you have a severe allergy, a near-death asthma attack is the most convincing proof. It was the worst New Year I'd ever spend. You think these encounters were over? Not yet.

Years later, I met a woman who became my fiancee and my wife. You guessed it - she owned one. I was in love and thought I'd learn to adapt and compromise. Instead, I endured years of sneezing grief, and hairball hell.

Cats and I have braved a long savage history, lavishly illustrated with gushing plasma! These days I ignore them. Yet, I find it ironic that a frequent foe shares its name with that warm, wet and exciting variety I invariably seek.

That species - if you get close enough - is always friendly and playful. And I've never met a pussy that's ever scratched me.

Have you?

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Paulxx001 63M  
16883 posts
9/28/2020 9:59 am

Oh come on, don't vilify me. I'm sure there are vermin on your list of verboten critters that you just don't care for? 😶

Or am I the only person, who can TOTALLY ignore a cute cat? 🤔


Paulxx001 63M  
16883 posts
9/28/2020 9:59 am

My brother owns two cats. For years I'd only visit him while hanging outdoors. It made winter time a chilly bitch to endure - while sharing a beer with my bro.
Then he installed one of those super hi-tech air filters and we went indoors.
That's when I noticed he'd bought a wide screen TV. ❗😎🍷🍷


lust4life59 61F  
854 posts
9/28/2020 11:47 am

I'm not a cat person myself, no allergies, and have a owned a few over the years, but I just don't relate to them the way I do canines.


smartasswoman 63F  
33545 posts
9/28/2020 12:00 pm

I discovered I was allergic after a coworker pressured me to take a cat in need of adoption. The allergies came on gradually (probably as the cat dander gradually built up in my upholstered furniture). Finally I had an asthma attack that landed me in the ER for a shot of adrenaline. Fun times.

Poor Flannel went to the Humane Society not too long after that.


author51 57F  
102719 posts
9/28/2020 12:44 pm

Funny that you should blog about this with one having pets and the other having allergies to them...My original afternoon post was this subject originally..How it may actually affect sex and other things when you FWB, spouse or others in your personal life, yet others just do not think about it at all ......

One can never have enough JOY in their life...


author51 57F  
102719 posts
9/28/2020 12:48 pm

My youngest son was allergic to Cat dander.. With a Hepafilter in his room and any other family members we went to who had a cat.. It was Benadryl before the visit and me asking them to put the cat in another room and lock it in......

One can never have enough JOY in their life...


mc_justmc 60M  
6626 posts
9/28/2020 1:52 pm

Sitting poolside one night I saw a neighbor pick up a cat by the hind legs and fling it in the air. The cat went limp, like cats do when airborne, end over end and landed in the pool. They are very good swimmers.


secret_lade 46F
4733 posts
9/28/2020 10:29 pm

Not everyone is a cat person.


Paulxx001 63M  
16883 posts
9/29/2020 1:04 am

    Quoting lust4life59:
    I'm not a cat person myself, no allergies, and have a owned a few over the years, but I just don't relate to them the way I do canines.
I'm a dog person as well.
It's a myth that all women love pussies . 🤔
As long as you're good to the one you own.


Paulxx001 63M  
16883 posts
9/29/2020 1:08 am

    Quoting smartasswoman:
    I discovered I was allergic after a coworker pressured me to take a cat in need of adoption. The allergies came on gradually (probably as the cat dander gradually built up in my upholstered furniture). Finally I had an asthma attack that landed me in the ER for a shot of adrenaline. Fun times.

    Poor Flannel went to the Humane Society not too long after that.
I can relate to the asthma attack. THAT'S not fun.
I ripped up all the carpets in my home and put in hardwood floors. It helped but the vacuum was my best friend. 🍷 🍷 😎 ❗
I could always tell - walking into someone's house - if they owned a cat. It was never fun having to hang around in the person's home.


Paulxx001 63M  
16883 posts
9/29/2020 1:10 am

    Quoting author51:
    Funny that you should blog about this with one having pets and the other having allergies to them...My original afternoon post was this subject originally..How it may actually affect sex and other things when you FWB, spouse or others in your personal life, yet others just do not think about it at all ......
I changed the carpets in my home and put in hardwood floors. It helped but it wasn't perfect.
It was a pain... to say the least Summer was ok. Winter with closed windows? Not so much.


Paulxx001 63M  
16883 posts
9/29/2020 1:11 am

    Quoting author51:
    My youngest son was allergic to Cat dander.. With a Hepafilter in his room and any other family members we went to who had a cat.. It was Benadryl before the visit and me asking them to put the cat in another room and lock it in......
Unless you're allergic to cats, ya don't know how uncomfortable they are.
I've never had an allergic reaction to a pussy.
Thank goodness! 👍


Paulxx001 63M  
16883 posts
9/29/2020 1:14 am

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    Sitting poolside one night I saw a neighbor pick up a cat by the hind legs and fling it in the air. The cat went limp, like cats do when airborne, end over end and landed in the pool. They are very good swimmers.
Yep.. I wasn't sure how this post was going to go.
Or if it would provoke more 'cat throwing' anecdotes. Lol 😂
Ooops...
Or stories about one's favorite pussy. ❗😶🤔


PonyGirl1965 54F
12012 posts
9/29/2020 1:29 am

I adore cute kitties. At a distance. Their claws are indeed razor sharp. And their teeth are good for destroying human flesh.
I have a cat. In the barn. I will keep kitties outdoors for their murderous attitudes. I cannot keep one in the house as my hubby and boys are allergic.


Paulxx001 63M  
16883 posts
9/29/2020 5:01 am

That's true although I tried to be.
Are you? 🤔


Paulxx001 63M  
16883 posts
9/29/2020 5:05 am

    Quoting PonyGirl1965:
    I adore cute kitties. At a distance. Their claws are indeed razor sharp. And their teeth are good for destroying human flesh.
    I have a cat. In the barn. I will keep kitties outdoors for their murderous attitudes. I cannot keep one in the house as my hubby and boys are allergic.
True... kitties ARE cute from a distance.
Sounds like they suffer from the same cat allergy as me.
As long as men aren't allergic to that all important pussy that counts.
Can you imagine? 🤔 OMG... ❗😶


sexyldy1000 59F  
6894 posts
9/30/2020 11:41 am

I have always been a dog person. My Dad brought home our first dog when I was only 6 months old. Despite later finding out I was allergic to animal hair, cigarette smoke and a bunch of other things, the dog stayed and both my parents continued to smoke. Times certainly were different back then.

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens


Paulxx001 63M  
16883 posts
9/30/2020 1:07 pm

    Quoting sexyldy1000:
    I have always been a dog person. My Dad brought home our first dog when I was only 6 months old. Despite later finding out I was allergic to animal hair, cigarette smoke and a bunch of other things, the dog stayed and both my parents continued to smoke. Times certainly were different back then.
Wow! They certainly were. Not to mention - no seatbelts in cars. OMG. 😮
Do you have a dog now? 🤔

I had tropical fish... once.
I wasn't allergic to any of them. 😎


pollly_anna 56F  
595 posts
10/3/2020 9:26 pm

DON'T TELL ME YOU ACTUAL PUT A CAT IN A SWIMMING POOL.!!!!


Paulxx001 replies on 10/3/2020 11:22 pm:
How are things with you? Things are getting worse here instead of better recently, as far as that bug is concerned.
Hope all is well with you and your family.

Paulxx001 63M  
16883 posts
10/4/2020 6:03 am

    Quoting pollly_anna:
    DON'T TELL ME YOU ACTUAL PUT A CAT IN A SWIMMING POOL.!!!!
We wanted to see if cats could swim.
Yes... I'm guilty and I was ten at the time.
I guess you're a cat person? 🤔


lighthousecollec 58F  
941 posts
10/6/2020 4:02 pm

I had a cat once and she did not like getting a bath and my arms were all scathed up. I love both dogs and cats


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Paulxx001 63M  
16883 posts
10/6/2020 9:14 pm

    Quoting lighthousecollec:
    I had a cat once and she did not like getting a bath and my arms were all scathed up. I love both dogs and cats
If cats didn't make me sneeze so much and if they weren't so aloof... lol 😂... I'd probably like them more.
I love dogs though! 👍 😊


scoupe42 57M  
9125 posts
10/11/2020 5:01 am

I'm a Dog person, I will never own a Cat, but I do admit Cats are amazing with their personalities. Not allegic to them either.


Paulxx001 63M  
16883 posts
10/11/2020 7:35 am

    Quoting scoupe42:
    I'm a Dog person, I will never own a Cat, but I do admit Cats are amazing with their personalities. Not allegic to them either.
I'm a dog person as well. If I wasn't sneezing so much around cats?
Hmmm...
I'd STILL be a dog person.


pocogato12 68F  
34980 posts
10/12/2020 2:20 pm

By some of my pics posted you know that I am a cat person. Coming for a visit?? Three are three pussies in my condo

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Paulxx001 63M  
16883 posts
10/12/2020 7:20 pm

Three huh? I'm sure I'd get along with one of them. 🍷🍷😎❗


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