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I Have Too Many Cats

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    A Little Overwhelemed

    I am writing this in hopes to find an answer. I have recently moved to the country after living in the city 20 years and my last child just left for college. While living in the city we aquired a few of cats (5) some where in the homes when we moved in and others were...
    onewiththought onewiththought 36-40 1 Response Nov 29, 2009

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    Too Many Kitties But I Love Them All

    Alright well here goes. I can't say this to many people but all together I have 21 cats.9 are outside ferals that I trapped, got fixed, and put out in the barn. they love it out there they get love and food from me. But the worst part is I have 12 cats in my home. I started with...
    Amberlyn89 Amberlyn89 22-25 1 Response Mar 19, 2012

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    How Do You Get Over Letting Your Pets Go

    I had my pets for 4 years and i thought i am deeply crushed when they went. I was forced to no that i could not take care of them just the fact the law says how many. My other ones i did keep are going through something where did they go and they cling even closer. It is quiet...
    buster10 buster10 46-50 May 20, 2012

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    I Thought I Was the Only One...

    To give you an idea of what I'm talking about, here are their names... Boogie, Jessica, Mikey, Gus, Psycho, Mellow, Boy, Fluffmeister, Vikki, Oreo, Tyler, Krikit, Rikki, Callie, Lewis, Clark, Purrsilla, Virginia, Molly, Doogie, Trouble, Sawyer, Delilah, and two unnamed kittens...
    Mooninhereyes Mooninhereyes 36-40, F 6 Responses May 2, 2009

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    Help My Friend With Cats She Loves

    I have a friend and she keeps getting more and more cats into her appartment. She had two then three then the fourth one came along then she found 3 little ones that someone wasn't feeding so now she's at 7 cats in a one bedroom appartment. HOW MANY IS SHE ALLOWED TO HAVE...
    Rafaman44 Rafaman44 56-60 1 Response Aug 18, 2012

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    Cats Ruining My Life

    I'm 13 and i have probably around 30 or more cats living in my house. It is disgusting and living here affects my life a lot and makes it harder for me to just be a normal teenager. I like my family and they always say they will try to get rid of the cats, but they never do. I...
    hhelp345 hhelp345 13-15, F 6 Responses May 31, 2011

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    Me Too

    Hello All, I'm re-posting this. I originally wrote it as a response to Mooninhereyes's post. I ended up writing a lot about my situation and feelings, so I wanted to share it with everyone (all nine of us with too many cats=) I have seven in a one bedroom, 600 sq. ft. apartment...
    blubyrd50 blubyrd50 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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    I Have Or Had 11 Had To Give Them Up

    I had a mom cat and her babies i took such great care of them, fed them played with them i even helped her give birth by tying the cord since she didnt know what to do. I have had them for 4 years and suddenly a neighbor turned me in not sure why. No one could see what i had and...
    buster10 buster10 46-50 2 Responses May 16, 2012

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    Too Many Cats? What Should I Do?

    Long story short I have 11 cats total. I had 14 but 3 of my males went missing due to territory. Did I ever really want this many cats? Honestly, No. But now that I do I can't give any of them up. They're all super friendly loving cats and it upsets me so much to even think about...
    elisex0 elisex0 18-21 Nov 28, 2012

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    My Cats Came Back

    Has anyone given up there pets for a shelter and they were so scared to be there that the place called and said you have until tonight to pick them up or we put them to sleep?? How can i let them do that but i cannot keep them that is why i gave them up in the first place. They...
    buster10 buster10 46-50 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    Seven and Counting

    I have seven cats right now, but that could change at any moment.  Stray cats have a way of showing up on my doorstep with that sad Puss-in-Boots look in their eyes and I'm a goner.  All I can do is open the door wider and show them the way to the food dish.  After...
    paperkit10 paperkit10 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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    Way Too Many Cats

    I have moved in with my aunt temporarily. I have tried to count the cats that live in the yard and under the house. I stopped at 22 and 4 of those were pregnant. i find cats in these numbers to be disgusting and destructive. my poor aunt cannot afford to even take ONE to the...
    Brithael Brithael 31-35 4 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    I Have Too Many Cats

    hi, I need help, or at least advice about my situation..I am from Venezuela. Several years ago, me and my friends started to rescue stray cats. We form an small shelters for stray cats. To make a long story short, now the place is being taken by the goverment, and we were asked...
    chaviejo chaviejo 36-40 Jun 5, 2012

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    Love 'em But..

    We (life partner and I) have five cats. We both love them all, but that is more than enough to enjoy them.  The trouble is that one cat will get up in my lap and will enjoy being skritched behind the ear and petted .  When that cat's  had enough, and when I've had...
    silverPDX silverPDX 61-65, F May 26, 2008

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    Cats Preventing Relationship Progression

    I feel so devastated, recently a man I have been seeing off and on for four years, over a year now, told me my house smelled catty and he did not want to eat in it. He said he cannot deal with all the cats and it is his problem but I know it is too much. I have 18 cats. I...
    nanceen nanceen 51-55 5 Responses Sep 30, 2010

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    I Love All My Cats!

    Ok so this is how it started.When we moved into our new house my Mom and Daughter came home with a kitten,We named her Diggy.Well Diggs got pregnant and had 4 babies who were just darling.At that time we had no intention of keeping all 4 babies.Diggs was a super duper mother.It...
    skywalker79sith skywalker79sith 26-30 Mar 3, 2013

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    I'm A Sucker For A Stray

    I'm 39, single and have 9 cats in a 2 bedroom apartment. They were all dumped and I felt sorry for them. A couple of them I was supposed to hold for someone who abandoned them. A couple are fosters. I clean like a maniac so I my place doesn't smell. I'm parinoid about it. No man...
    Meowderkatze Meowderkatze 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 4, 2011

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    Have 20 Cats - Was Down To 14 - Strugling With Adopting Kittens

    I am a cat rescuer but not a 501C3. I am also a feral cat colony caretaker and manage three colonies. I do not have a large income and my cat food bills and vet bills far exceed my income. I have had senior cats at home and at one time had 26 cats. This was not a good thing...
    PrideandJoy PrideandJoy 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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    How Many Is Too Many?

    I have always loved cats, and so has my family. I grew up with them and have always respected and admired them. Never ever in my life did I ever expect to have 17 of them...: Yod, Blue, Pedro, Tippy, Hope, Gordy, Missy, Annie, Lola, Aurora, Recie, Simba (we call him Pissy Pants...
    rnra rnra 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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    Overwhelmed

    I was raised with cat. Singular. then I learned that 2 was best. Dad's Rule was never feed a stray. I should 'a listened better. I feed a starving nursing mother cat. I could have taken her to the shelter, but I did not know where her kittens were. Many years later we have...
    zookeeper21 zookeeper21 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2012

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    My Cats Came From A Shelter Now They Are Very Sick

    Does anyone have cats from a shelter only to have upper respitory problems? The bad thing is i read they alwasy will and need Llysine dosages until they die.. Why is this happening they look like they are on there death bed. I had to spend alot to get them taken care of. I am...
    buster10 buster10 46-50 May 28, 2012

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    Harassment And Poverty In Phoenix, Az

    Getting evicted, found place but am horrified about finding a home for the cats.  My landlady gave me two months to get out. Need out at the end of the month(Jan 28). Need to find home for my 8 cats, help me, any suggestions for animal groups in the Phoenix area. Also my...
    ainja ainja 51-55 2 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    Country Strays

    I live in the country that is the typical dump off site for strays.  Only one of are over 15 cats is a house one and she is expecting.  One time my boss asked my sister if she cold take in three kittens found on work grounds and she did.  She has beautiful gift of giving...
    Yahlives Yahlives 26-30 Mar 4, 2011

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    Live On A Farm, Got A Lot Of Cats!

      I live on a dairy farm, and I have about 60 cats.  This was not my choice.  This was the choice of the frisky Tom cats; some of the Tom's were born and raised on the farm, quite a few came for conjugal visits.  Needless to say, there has been a lot of loving.  
    QuellyBelly QuellyBelly 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2011

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    Please Help !!!!!!!!!!

    PLEASE HELP! Hello I have over 40 cats or more in my department have had no problems with my neighbors until now started making noises but I guess it's in the spring but I'm hurting my daughter can not study and was college. locks herself in the bathroom to study because it is...
    milagross milagross 51-55 2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I like to share my pet peeves experiences with all EP members and my friends :). There's a thin line where I can tolerate some and some I cannot. Just like the recent question I...
    msunique1989 msunique1989 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I totally forgot my user name and password for EP! I made another account to see what my profile user was and it turns out I was forgetting the p in my user lol. I'm so glad I got...
    alicep67904 alicep67904 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm annoyed that e p deleted my posts that were funny. So what if the had some cu s sing in them? They were funny! I had a funny story to write about but you deleted it! What does...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    what else can i say. Im not needy, there are just things i feel i need that i don't get.
    penaleliscio penaleliscio 22-25 3 days ago

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    not too many but i keep everything to myself.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Way too many things.. Most of the time I feel like no one cares anyway. I get interrupted and they change the subject.. so I just stop and think what's the point.. :)
    nessa8a nessa8a 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Way too many thoughts on my new found "boy troubles". Curtis asked if we could "talk" and I never replied because I'm not sure how to tell him How much i hate that label without...
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    Wth? I swear I have messaged about 5 different women my age or older that have bragged in a story about how much they love sex with their husband. I ask how long have you been...
    FrolickingFemale FrolickingFemale 36-40, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am sure many of you have leaned a plethora of life lessons, so I am not reinventing the wheel here, but I find it more curious that some people seem to inately know how to live...
    chatty1962 chatty1962 51-55, F Oct 6

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    Sexuality is a state of mind you can choose at any given time. That's not to say I don't believe in gay or straight, but more that the options are there if people want to take them...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    .-. Aha yeaas.. Like to many x) but I hate it when people watch me take a picture.. Like ew no..
    akaKitten akaKitten 16-17, F Sep 26

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    have a poor body image of themselves. They see themselves as too fat, too short, too big breasted or too small breasted. Relax, no one is perfect. In fact, others probably see you...
    breastmilkdoc breastmilkdoc 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been back stabbed so many time I seriously look like a porcupine i don't trust a lot of people because I have been hurt so much
    liajip liajip 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    I hate those things! The new language. "OMG" "ROFL" "IM" "U" "GTFO" and those others. Who would want to talk like that? It's a new language already. The thing that really irks me...
    DarkZircon78 DarkZircon78 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    Honestly, why is sexuality an issue. Why is it still illegal In states to marry the same-sex. Why is society so caught up in something so free willing. This is America, land of...
    SincerelyLorissa SincerelyLorissa 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 16

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    I break down too often and my family my friends they don't even know why, he'll they don't ask and I wouldn't know what to say if they did.. I just wish things were different
    ttn159 ttn159 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    People who engage in polygamy, people who enjoy being spanked while restrained, people who enjoy feet, people who enjoy being in body suits, people who enjoy sex only in public...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    However I have recently met great people who I do trust, something I thought I may never be able to do
    lamaninja lamaninja 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    To feel the passion of another human is such a beautiful thing. We all have likes and dislikes. We all have needs and wants. Who is anyone to determine and dictate what is...
    imalright71 imalright71 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 26

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    When it comes to working out like seriously I haven't worked out in 3 weeks I'm gonna try to do a workout today Lol that's sad The reason why I guess I make the excuse not to...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Infinite...yet I am surprised to acknowledge what I have shared with others.Still waiting for that one person I can be 100% myself and share my all knowing I won't be judged but...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    These questions just keep appearing in my head one by one. And the answer to these questions? I don't even know. One thing I'm sure of, the answers are neither right or wrong...
    zozobar zozobar 18-21, F Oct 9

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    For the last couple of years I have just wanted to die. I can't see a way out without me getting hurt badly I don't know what to do I don't think anyone can help. I have hopes...
    Stacey131 Stacey131 31-35 1 Response Oct 9

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    Here is the proof that everything you are told about women and sex is probably wrong: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/12...
    thickyholden thickyholden 51-55, M Oct 9

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    Why do the people on here ask your name? If we wanted disclose our name wouldn't we do it in the introduction or have our real name as a username? Is it not manner to introduce...
    PandaLadi PandaLadi 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 15