What kind of cat is this?

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  1. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    Hi, I would first like to start off by saying, I'm not really a cat guy. I like dogs, and think they have more personality... but I have fallen in love with my girlfriends cat. I find myself going out of my way to do things for this animal...

    anyway, I was hoping someone could help me tell what kind of cat Maggie is?

    Thanks
     

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  2. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Looks like a DLH (domestic longhaired) to me.
     
  3. freeny macrumors 68020

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    looks like a mutt to me,
    definitely not a purebred.

    Mutts are good, purebreds tend to be crazy and or stupid, but pretty.
     
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  5. iBlue macrumors Core

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    it's cute, that's what it is.

    Doesn't look like a particular breed, which is often a good thing, selective breeding can sometimes do strange things to animals.

    If there were any particular breed I had to pick maybe a little bit of ragdoll got in there.
     
  6. JNB macrumors 604

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    Yup, DLH.

    Cats have WAY more personality than dogs. It only seems the other way because dogs are basically sluts, emotionally speaking (and I love dogs). Cats are more independent, but if they decide to attach to you, it's an incredibly strong attachment. I've had a couple dozen cats over my lifetime, and every one was totally different, and all had very strong personalities. Across the same number of dogs, they were all different, too, but in a narrower range.

    Dogs come when called, cats come when interested. Dogs want to please you, cats want to study you. Most guys seem to dislike cats because the cat is stronger-willed than they are. Smarter in many cases, from what I've seen.
     
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    She's cute. :) If you found a she cat with a good personality, that's a major keeper. :)
     
  9. mgargan1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so, i did some googling and did find some pics of dlh's that look like her.

    Oh, and by the way... those pic were taken with the iPhone :)

    I gave my girlfriend the link to this thread, and she enjoys reading reading how everyone thinks she's cute... so keep it up!
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    she is a cute cat, definitely a long haired, but doesn't look like any particular breed, so probably a mix. and as others have said, thats a good thing.
     
  11. bamaworks macrumors 6502

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    Those are some pretty strong words against the most loyal creature associated with Human companionship. I feel like you may have been around the wrong dogs. I can assure you a number of owners of service dogs could tell you that their animal is as loyal, loving, and personable as a human being. There are studies recently done that show a number of dog breeds have the intelligence of 7-8 year olds, specifically Border Collies, Shepherd breeds, etc. I recommend watching the recent Discovery documentary called 'Dog Genius' before you rag on them. Dogs are designed to be companions, and if you ever have one for hunting, service, or other specific bred task, you'd be more aware of their characteristics. Too many people take neglected high energy black labs, etc. put in unfavorable domestic situations for being stupid and/or prototypical of the entire species...

    Both animal species have great redeeming qualities as well as shortcomings...
    -Proud owner of a Newfoundland Dog and German Shepherd, both as personable as can be. (I also have a DSH, equally personable, heh)
     
  12. mgargan1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    okay okay, this is probably going to get this moved to the pictures forum now, but I just needed to do this...
     

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  13. iBlue macrumors Core

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    ^ how adorable! :)




    JNB's post reminds me: "Dogs have owners; cats have slaves."
     
  14. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    A furry tan and white one.

    Seriously, very few cats are any particular breed.

    From the coloration, I'm guessing this one is female.
     
  15. FunkyJunk macrumors regular

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    The photo names and the original post giving the name "Maggie" are kind of a giveaway too. :rolleyes:
     
  16. iBlue macrumors Core

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    the name Maggie gave it away for me but I might be thinking inside the box a bit. :p

    can you really tell by the colour? (I've never heard that before)
     
  17. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Didn't see that. I only looked at the photos.
     
  18. JNB macrumors 604

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    I think you take me too seriously. I've loved my dogs (and my sister's, neighbor's, and every pooch that crosses my path) as strongly as any cat. The only reason I don't have any now is because I travel about 40 weeks a year, and that's not good or fair to a dog moreso than a cat.

    Remember that we have bred dogs specifically for the personality and utility traits you mention; they're not much of the animal they used to be. Cats are bred more for appearance, but they are, as a class, not far removed from any of their larger cousins.

    Beasties are what they are, it doesn't mean that I think any less of them.
     
  19. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Alright already! ;)

    Yes, the light brown fur color is nearly always female. So is calico. I have no idea why, but it's true.
     
  20. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    My sons cats plays throw the ball wth me and brings it back :
     
  21. iBlue macrumors Core

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    :p

    Wow, wierd, ok. I'm going to watch out for that now.

    Actually, now that I think about it, I haven't even known a calico male. strangeness!
     
  22. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    True, that!
     
  23. FunkyJunk macrumors regular

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    Now I'm sure this'll get bumped to photos...

    Sammie and Georgie:
     

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  24. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Simply not true- I have a lovely pure-bred siamese. Most well-behaved cat I've ever had. When her time comes, I'll definitely get another. They're known for their good temperament.

    Note to the OP: there are good cats and bad cats. The same applies to dogs. It seems to me that you've never really spent a lot of time with cats and now that you have, you find you actually like them. Your girlfriend's cat is the rule, not the exception.
     

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