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I Am Afraid of Cats

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    The Demon Cat

    When I was born my parents had a cat named Toby. Toby hated me. He hissed at me and scratched me every day. For nine years. Now whenever I hear the sound of a cat hiss, my heart skips a beat.F you Toby.
    shambambamina shambambamina 22-25 1 Response Feb 10, 2012

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    Devil Cat

    We had cats in our house growing up and they were the most peaceful, friendly cats ever. They just laid around and never bothered anyone. Years after they died, my half-sister got a cat I nicknamed "Devil Cat". Anytime I walked through the door, he would attack my ankles and he...
    devouringflames devouringflames 22-25, F Mar 8, 2013

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    I Think I'm Just Scared Of The Idea Of Cats Though...

    Whenever I think about cats, I get a bit scared.  I think of menacing hissing, eyes glaring right at me, long, sharp claws.  But in reality, when I see a cat, I'm actually quite calm.  I am still a bit cautious and nervous around cats, as I am around any animal...
    FallingStarr FallingStarr 18-21, F May 10, 2010

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    Sooooooooo Scared Of Them

    Cats really do scare the living shitt out of me.  Up until the age of about 10 we lived in a trailer park where a bunch of stray cats, alcoholics, drug addicts and prostitutes would roam. My sister used to go around playing with cats that probably had rabies and as a result were...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    Scaredy Cats

    Oh dear ... this is so sad ... I'm sorry you have this fear ... cats ... are just like dogs ... they comfort you the same ... are loyal the same, Love you as much and know what you're thinking and feeling ... If they are raised lovingly ... being a longtime cat lady , scratches...
    baybedoll baybedoll 56-60, F Jan 13, 2013

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    The New Cat Is a Scary Dude

    I'm not sure why we haven't dumped him yet.  We are being way too patient with this beast. He has scratched my son 3 times, scratched me a couple times, and tried to bite me mulitple times. And he hisses at our old cat, who is the sweetest cat in the world and has done...
    ag123 ag123 41-45 21 Responses May 9, 2008

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    Fear Of Cats..

    I usually am not scared of anything but the thought of cats makes me crazy...i do not have any bad experience or anything that i can remember of but as far as i rem i was afraid since childhood..Now i am 27 and dont atleast run when i see a cat in streets but it is very difficult...
    dreamIris6434 dreamIris6434 26-30, F Feb 21, 2011

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    I Am Definitely Afraid Of Cats

    Once upon a time in my life it was embrassing for me to admit to anyone that I'm afraid of cats (kittens too),to avoid an embrassing situation for me the question was always asked by me "do you have a cat, because I am allgeric to them",one nite I tuned in to watch a talk show...
    504now225 504now225 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 9, 2010

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    I Am So Afraid Of Cats,

    as soon as a cat come with in a room it seems to make for me. My daughter who lives in spain as now got a cat. i am due to go and stay with her in oct. just the thought of going over there is making me ill. What can i do
    whisky18 whisky18 70+ Apr 9, 2012

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    why would someone be afraid of coming across mature content? I mean, it's not like it's going to shoot you in the face if you look at it. :p
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response 14 mins ago

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    Please read this, I know it's long and sad but I needed to get it off my chest. I've fostered dozens of cats and kittens and although it is sad to let them go it is gratifying to...
    Phocidae Phocidae 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Right now I am really angry with one of my closest friends. She has several adult cats and bearded dragons, and provides them with adequate food and nice clean habitats. She's on...
    Pennypay2 Pennypay2 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 12

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    We are fostering my daughter's college roommate's cats while she sorts out her living arrangements. I've always had dogs. CATS ARE FUN!!! Who needs TV? It's more fun to watch...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 26

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    hahaha i do this all the time whenever i see cats but they run away. I even bring small pouch of dryfood everywhere in case i meet hungry stray cats
    rimsss rimsss 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    I love cats n black cats too
    howard1945 howard1945 51-55, M Dec 13

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    This kitten is so cute. I love cats. They always have an individual personality that I can appreciate. Sometimes they're too annoying and needy :)
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I've always had cats since I was a little girl, this is Oreo my 4 month old kitten, he's a rascal, I love him so much, his little white moustache makes him even cutier
    Wolfsred81 Wolfsred81 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    That's my Catniss! This picture tells why I love cats. 😊
    CatGurll CatGurll 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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    I love cats!! I have 3 and I love them so much. I just wish they would stop knocking down the Christmas tree. One likes to climb the tree the other likes to take the ornaments off...
    princesskatara princesskatara 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 5

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    I read grumpy cat makes about 100 million, my cats better get to work!
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Dec 6

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    What's the difference between a cat and a comma? One had claws at the end of it's paws, and one has a pause at the end of a clause! Lol, I saw it in my High school English class...
    AlDhari AlDhari 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    they meow back to. my cats know who's boss and it's not them.
    SkateColorado SkateColorado 13-15, M Dec 10

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    when I meow at my cats they look at me like really though
    BootyHadMeLikeDamn BootyHadMeLikeDamn 13-15, F Dec 10

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    I had a couple of black cats and they always had the most shiny coats. Not to mention they always had a regal air about them. But they were never mean, and loved good belly rubs...
    Kckiss88 Kckiss88 22-25, F Dec 13

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    I knitted a santa hat for Little Abner. Doesn't he look cute?I usually spend most of my evenings knitting attire for one of my 13 cats.
    GrandmaPearl GrandmaPearl 70+, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I will go to the store and buy catnip for my cats, I feel like I'm an enabler
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    not so much the fighting, but the loooow battle cry before the fight. The one that sounds like a person saying ROOOOOOUUUAAAAAAr...or the kind that sounds like a baby crying...so...
    Shells4Belles Shells4Belles 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm sorry for the lengthy post... I just watched Geography Club and it got me regretting how long it took me to come out, and then explore as to why that was.... One of the things...
    jbar291 jbar291 18-21, M Dec 12

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    Afraid I'm afraid to write the words that i feel because of the grip that they have on my soul. Afraid to know that what and who I love is the wrong thing. Afraid of losing my...
    taurusboi23 taurusboi23 22-25, M Nov 23

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    I'm afraid of the truth so live my life in the dark. I don't find answers to questions. I just dwell on them and think of the what ifs. I'm afraid that if I find out what's real...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F Nov 23

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    I've always felt afraid to let people get close to me both physically and emotionally. I think this is why I have never dated someone or I get choked up when someone asks me on a...
    LilFA LilFA 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I bottle everything up. I'm not very talkative. I'm not how I used to be. I don't tell secrets to many people. I don't like but I do like getting close to people. I like to read...
    ForeverANomad ForeverANomad 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    By love I don't mean guys or anything...and I don't mean losing people to death. But I am afraid of losing my friends and family, that they will stop caring about me or I will do...
    prznaroosak prznaroosak 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I am afraid of relationships. I think I always have been. I can't remember a time when I was able to give myself to someone without second thought or with uninhibited trust. I'm...
    shanequea shanequea 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    So I've been an only child for my whole life, and I've been happy. Change is the only thing I have ever really feared. But. . .today my mother told told me she's pregnant, and...
    PadfootPandora PadfootPandora 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    We know deep down that life is short, and that death will happen to all of us eventually, and yet we are infinitely surprised when it happens to someone we know. LIVE your life...
    raquel80 raquel80 31-35, F 8 Responses Dec 10

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    not sure if I'm afraid anymore...I'm just used to it right now, I've been rejected by every girl I ever liked or cared about (possibly loved), people says "have confidence"...well...
    Muramasa Muramasa 18-21, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I live in St. Louis Missouri and we have the gate way arch which u can go up in. I went with my friends because they wanted to go and when we where up at the top I was fine as long...
    mwiltshire mwiltshire 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    I'm very much afraid of guys/men and I want to overcome this fear and avoidance. I can never remember not having this anxiety. From even before being enrolled in my first year of...
    2openmind 2openmind 18-21, F Nov 23

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    I am afraid of looking in to the mirror also. but for 2 reasons. 1) I don't like the way I look. 2) I have this irrational fear that the person looking back will try to grab me...
    Gr3mL1N Gr3mL1N 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    So this guy is threatening and I am so afraid, even though I don't want to be. I am so afraid.
    sproetje sproetje 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I've always been sort of jealous of people who weren't afraid to be who they were. I've gone through life being afraid of other people's opinions, so I sort of have this thing...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 28

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    OK, "afraid" is probably the wrong word choice. I'm not afraid I'll be single for the rest of my life, I'm quite certain of it. As much as I'd love to find that perfect woman to...
    FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42 41-45, M 8 Responses Dec 2

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    I'm not afraid of dying at all, but I'm always afraid of losing loved ones or pets.
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 13-15, F Dec 7

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    I'm afraid I'll get pressured to live a life I don't desire when I can be doing something else. I'm also afraid I'll regret not being forced into a lifestyle. It's complicated.
    T055 T055 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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