Atheist Ailurophiles

All things cat, and the nontheist people who love them.

Location: Earth, but space cats welcome.
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Latest Activity: Mar 31

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We are the largest online group for non-theist ailurophiles.

Featured Video:  2012-05-12

Covered Topics:In the interest of keeping things somewhat organized, and making this a useful resource, as well as a place to have fun, I am linking to topics that have already been posted. If your post wouldn't fit into any of these as a comment, then feel free to create a new discussion.

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Breeds!Your favorite? Information? Why you love the ones that you do, etc...

Health Concerns

Video Felines For online or personal cat videos.
Myths about cats Things people say about cats that aren't true.
Photos of your cats/kittens
Raw Feeding
Space Cats
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Discussion Forum

Camo cats

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 20. 58 Replies

Cats on Video

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 8, 2017. 116 Replies

post photos of your kittieh

Started by Karl. Last reply by Kit Ann Kaboodle Sep 8, 2017. 195 Replies

Administrivia, AKA Welcome to Cat Freaks R' Us

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Kit Ann Kaboodle Sep 8, 2017. 6 Replies

Munchkin – My Bestest Buddy

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 16, 2017. 3 Replies

My Wonderful Morris-Kitty

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Feb 16, 2017. 29 Replies

Cat Food Recall

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Robert Lanktree Jan 8, 2017. 1 Reply

The never ending battle

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 4, 2016. 0 Replies

Signs Your Cat Is In Pain

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Mar 1, 2016. 1 Reply

Fancy Feast and slavery

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Aug 31, 2015. 1 Reply

Cat videos are good for you

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jun 25, 2015. 7 Replies

How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 24, 2015. 10 Replies

Sugarless gum kills pets

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Nov 16, 2014. 4 Replies

London Cat

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Apr 22, 2014. 8 Replies

Calli May 16th 2003 - Feb 9th 2011

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 3, 2014. 5 Replies

I Can Has Cheezburger

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Comment by sk8eycat on July 5, 2015 at 11:59pm

LOL!  Reminds me of when hospitals changed from metal bedpans to those skinny plastic ones that don't always hold everything,,,,nurses who have been on the job for 30 or 40 years aren't too happy with them either.

Maybe I should take a litter pan and a box of litter with me next week...

PS: That kitteh looks quite a bit like my Pumpkin....except we don't keep potted plants in the house.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 5, 2015 at 10:33pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 5, 2015 at 10:23pm

Thanks for the cat hero award story sk8eycat. My cats aren't protective. I'm the one that protects and soothes them.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 5, 2015 at 8:16pm

Cats can be just as protective to their humans as dogs, usually if the human is disabled in some way.  Most people just don't realize that...they make especially good "hearing" pets for deaf people....and can tell if a person is on the verge of a heart attack or a seizure. 

Roy, of Sigfried & Roy, swears that one of his tigers sensed he was having a stroke when she tried to drag him offstage.  I'm inclined to believe him.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 5, 2015 at 11:04am

Glad to hear Tara the hero cat got an award.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 4, 2015 at 9:35pm

Cat wins shelter's Hero Dog award for saving kid from canine

Friday, June 19, 2015 6:18 pm 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time, a Los Angeles shelter's Hero Dog award has gone to a cat.

In May 2014, Tara the cat fought off a dog that attacked her 6-year-old owner as he rode his bicycle in the driveway of the family's Bakersfield home.

Tara body-slammed Scrappy, a chow-mix that lived next door, when the dog got out of his yard, ran for Jeremy Triantafilo, grabbed his leg and started shaking from side-to-side. Tara chased the dog toward its home. It was later euthanized.

Jeremy, who is autistic and had to have eight stitches, calls Scrappy a "bad dog," said his dad, Roger Triantafilo. About Tara, Jeremy said, "She is my hero."

"We were so impressed by Tara's bravery and fast action that the selection committee decided that a cat this spectacular should be the National Hero Dog," said Madeline Bernstein, president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles. The shelter's 33rd annual award was presented to the family in downtown Los Angeles on Friday.

You will usually find Tara close to Jeremy, his father said.

"The neighbor kids come over and play with her. Dogs walk by all the time. She gets along fine with our dog, Maya. But if Jeremy falls off his bike, she comes running. If he starts crying, she comes running," Triantafilo said.

He believes Tara would help Jeremy's twin brothers, Carson and Conner, if they needed it. She's grown up with all of them. But there is no question she is partial to Jeremy, he said. Jeremy and Tara spend a lot of time walking around and talking with one another.

Footage of Tara's heroics, from home security videos, made her an international celebrity when Triantafilo put it on YouTube. It's gotten over 650,000 hits so far.

There was one alteration in the trophy: the word "Dog" was scratched out and the word "Cat" etched in.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 3, 2015 at 4:45pm

Beautiful garden with a bonus of cats.

Comment by Plinius on July 3, 2015 at 3:07am

Playing in the garden with a new toy. Luna gets very excited about it.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 26, 2015 at 9:49pm

Well, Fureeda seems to have married my sister....same-sex marriage?  Pumpkin is getting so old that he can only eat Gerber's triple the price of canned cat food, but I've loved him since he was a kitten with a birth defect (which was corrected years ago).

We don't need to be married; we'll just continue to live together in "sin."  Whatever that is.

Comment by Stephen Goldin on June 26, 2015 at 6:25pm

According to the conservatives' slippery slope theory, now that gay marriage is legal everywhere in the US, other marriages are sure to follow.

So, how many of you now plan to marry your cat?


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