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    'Who needs men? Our cats are the purrfect partners'


    Debora-Maria Vila with Tinker Bell, Twiggy, Tin Tin Pluto, Washington and Monkey,

    They treat them to designer clothes, smoked salmon dinners, luxury hotels and even buy 2,500 beds so they can spend the night together.

    Who needs a man? These women have got purrfect partners
    DEBORA-MARIA VILA, 34, lives in a four-bedroom house in Chertsey, Surrey, with her six cats: Tinker Bell, Twiggy, Tin Tin, Pluto, Washington and Monkey, aged five years to five months..

    She says:
    My cats love going for a walk with me in their pink cat buggy, which cost 200.
    Sometimes people stare, but the most important thing is that my cats are happy.
    My devotion for cats started when I was young, and I've even based my career on it.
    I run an online company selling designer clothes and accessories for dogs and cats.
    The cats are a substitute for children, but not for a man. With cats, their love is absolute, uncomplicated and unconditional, but all humans relationships have flaws and problems.
    All the cats are Cornish Rex cats, an unusual breed, not your average tabby. Tin Tin and Twiggy came from an excellent breeder in the US.
    The cost of all the cats, including transporting them here, was around 5,000.
    They have personalised diamante collars, which cost around 70 each, and each has at least three outfits, including a bridal gown, Santa outfit, graduation gown and hoodies.
    The outfits cost about 20 each. They adore wearing their clothes, especially Pluto, who struts around in his tuxedo and even tries to answer the door.
    I groom them regularly. They love having their nails painted pink.
    I pay 100 a month for health insurance, and they get their teeth cleaned once a year at the cost of 200 for each cat.
    I have 12 designer cat beds in the house which cost 20 each, and two "mink" blankets which cost 25 each.
    Their dried food costs 40 a month, but I love to give them treats such as organic roast chicken and prawns, which costs 60 a month.
    They eat out of a 100 designer dish and drink from a 60 water bowl.
    I love throwing them birthday parties: I fill the house with balloons, invite friends over and cook a seafood dish. That mounts up to 300 a year.
    People might think I'm mad for spending so much money on cats, but spoiling them makes me happy.
    Cats & transport: 5,000
    Collars: 500
    Outfits: 420
    Cat buggy: 200
    Beds & bowls: 400
    Food: 1,200
    Insurance: 1,200
    Teeth: 1,200
    Play run: 2,000
    Gyms: 1,200
    Toys: 500
    Parties: 300

    TOTAL: 14,120

    Angela Bruce with Hannibal and Sappho


    ANGELA BRUCE, 34, a City trader, lives in a two-bedroom apartment near Canary Wharf in London. She is single and has two Bengal cats, Hannibal and Sappho.

    She says:
    Hannibal's and Sappho are my family, so I don't begrudge a penny I spend on them - I'd happily splash out because I don't have a family or boyfriend.
    They're not man substitutes, but anyone who comes into my life has to understand how important they are and play second fiddle.
    One former boyfriend did accuse me of loving them more than him.
    If I wasn't spending my money on my cats, I'd be buying things that aren't really important, such as expensive shoes and bags. My cats make me a lot happier than clothes could.
    I drove all over the country trying to find Bengals because they are beautiful and aristocratic.
    After six months, I tracked down a breeder with eight in the litter. These two came straight up and licked me, and I fell in love.
    Because Bengals are rare, they cost 600 each. They are more like dogs than cats, and I take them out for walks on their 60 jewelled leads.
    People look at me in astonishment, but I care more about having happy, healthy cats than people staring.
    The cats have masses of toys, including a 100 snake toy, which is battery-operated.
    Their beds alone cost 100 each, and I have one for every room. If their toys get tatty, I replace them with new ones, costing between 30 to 50.
    I groom themmyself, but they cost me a fortune in vet bills - I had them neutered and micro-chipping cost several hundred pounds.
    Of course, I give them only the best cat food, which costs 12 a bag. They also have treats of salmon and chicken.
    They have a pet passport, which cost 200 each. I am taking them to France soon, so I will need cat baskets - Louis Vuitton does one for 250.

    Cost of cats: 1,200
    Travel to find cats: 1,000
    Vet bills: 3,000
    Food: 2,500
    Toys: 5,000
    Cat beds: 1,000
    Harnesses and baskets: 1,100
    Passports: 400

    TOTAL: 15,200

    Ashly Sloan Brinkley and Oscar


    ASHLY SLOAN-BRINKLEY, 33, a management consultant, lives in a two-bedroom flat in Westbourne Grove, West London.

    She says:
    I don't know what I would do without Oscar. He went missing for two weeks and I was in pieces. I put up posters all over the neighbourhood.
    Eventually, he was found in a garden screaming at the top of his voice. I was overjoyed.
    My friends and family think I go overboard, but Oscar makes me happy. My boyfriend is not an animal lover, but he tolerates Oscar.
    He thinks I'm crazy for spending so much money on a cat, but I don't care. I think he is jealous of the love I lavish on Oscar.
    I'm sure he must see him as competition for my affections.
    My boyfriend once asked me, if I had to pick between them who would I choose?
    I told him Oscar had been loyal to me for six years and when our relationship reached that stage he could ask again.
    I bought Oscar from a private cat owner. When I first saw him, he looked so helpless. He stared at me with his big eyes and purred.
    He looked so vulnerable that I knew I couldn't leave him behind. He's been with me ever since.
    When I go on monthly business trips, I leave him at a cat hotel near Heathrow. It costs 300 for a five-day visit, but he gets a heated bed, all the toys he wants and an outdoor run.
    The staff take care to make sure he's pampered, just as he is at home. Otherwise I have a cat-sitter who comes to the flat and looks after him when I'm out of the country on business, which costs about 2,500 a year.
    I recently got him his own passport, which added up to 300 with all the shots he needs to travel.
    Four times a year I take him with me to the US to visit my family. He has a special carrying case which cost 150.
    A return trip to the US for Oscar costs 100 each time. He doesn't get a seat next to me, but I know he's looked after in a special hold.
    Oscar sleeps in a 700 Bill Amberg leather bed and loves to snuggle up in his 500 cashmere blanket.
    I even give him Evian. He has a Burberry outfit from Harrods, which set me back 100, and I also bought him a diamante collar for 50.
    I'm happy to give him anything he needs, whether it's a scratching post or sessions with a homeopath and a behaviourist.
    Cost of cat: 60
    Insurance: 200
    Leather bed: 700
    Grooming: 200
    Food and water bowl: 100
    Passports and trips to the US: 1,000
    Cat hotels and catsitter: 5,000
    Blanket: 500
    Food: 300
    Homeopathy: 300
    Behaviourist: 300
    Outfits: 150
    Toys: 200
    Collar and accessories: 200
    Scratching post: 300
    Dry-cleaning: 200
    Carrying case: 150
    Litter box: 600
    Evian: 100

    TOTAL:10,660


    Vanessa Staples with Freddy 'the love of her life'


    VANESSA STAPLES, 24, a recruitment consultant, lives in a two-bedroom flat in Bishops Stortford, Herts.

    She says:
    Freddy is the love of my life. It's embarrassing to admit this, but he is a man substitute.
    Cats give you uncomplicated affection when you get home from work. It's lovely to have undemanding love from someone who is pleased to see you. He is easier to look after than a man.
    Freddy costs me a fortune and I spend as much on him as I would do on a boyfriend.
    He loves sleeping on my bed, even though I bought a 100 fluffy pet bed for him.
    I had to buy a king-sized bed big enough for both of us and Egyptian cotton sheets so he would be as comfortable as possible - though I have the extra cost of laundering them.
    He's possessive and treats me as his personal property. If a friend or a boyfriend comes too near me, he gets agitated and weaves around me.
    I make a big fuss of him and treat him like a king, but the bills are huge. One of the biggest expenses is food.
    He refuses to eat anything but Tesco's Finest, which costs 30 a week, and I buy him cat milk, at 2.50 for half a pint. His favourite foods are tiger prawns and smoked salmon.
    Rarely a week goes by without me buying him a trinket. His toys cost at least 20 each - the most expensive was 45 and it lasted only two weeks.
    One of Freddy's first presents was a Burberry collar, which cost 60, but he hated wearing it.
    I bathe him in the finest shampoos costing 10 a bottle. He also likes to come out and about with me in the car, in his 60 cat carrier.
    I earn a good salary and I don't have children, so this is how I choose to spend my money.
    My friends think I am mad, but until you have a cat you don't realise how they take over your life.

    Cost of cat: 600
    Travel to find cat: 300
    Food: 2,000
    Toys: 1,060
    Insurance: 200
    Vet bills: 2,100
    Pet bed: 100
    King-size bed plus Egyptian cotton sheets: 2,500
    Shampoos & grooming: 350
    TOTAL: 9,210


    'Who needs men? Our cats are the purrfect partners' | the Daily Mail

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    Seriously, these gals need a stiff dick in their lives cuz this shit is stupid.
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    Heh crazy cat ladies

    Awwww I'm not a great fan of cats, but I can understand someone being really attached to them

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    the stuff you've been posting Moog is getting scarier and scarier!

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    These bints are using cats as an excuse to shield themselves from rewarding relationships.

    Nutters, all.

    p.s. why am i using britslang? damn you buttmunch.
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    I love cats, but these women are all over the top.

    That said, my cats have never cheated, lied, or run up my credit cards. They love me unconditionally, and they have their own distinct personalities and needs. And with the exception of my husband, they've outlasted every man in my life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    Seriously, these gals need a stiff dick in their lives cuz this shit is stupid.
    Yours, I presume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze View Post
    I love cats, but these women are all over the top.

    That said, my cats have never cheated, lied, or run up my credit cards. They love me unconditionally, and they have their own distinct personalities and needs. And with the exception of my husband, they've outlasted every man in my life!
    and they'll eat your corpse, after you die watching Wheel of Fortune surrounded by empty icecream tubs.

    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFolie View Post
    Yours, I presume?
    I don't swizzle my dick in crazy
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    and they'll eat your corpse, after you die watching Wheel of Fortune surrounded by empty icecream tubs.


    Grimm, you know I'm far too classy to do anything like that! Maybe a giant bag of chips and Dog the Bounty Hunter.

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    Yu-huh......*backing away slowly from crazy cat ladies*

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    Hmmm, I fear that I will end up one of these women. Heck, men seem to be able to trade in women, no matter how good they look, for the "newer" model. I'll be childless and single, with a house filled with cats and dogs! Ha ha! I've got them beat. At least I'll have dogs and have to walk them a bit and get some fresh air!!

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    I have loved cats since I was 3 years old. They were my closest family members when I was growing up. Dogs were too, and I love them just as much, but people don't do an "old dog man" type of stereotype, so they are left out of this comment. I have kids, grandkids, and a wonderful husband. But I can be either an old lady with cats, or an old lady without cats. I choose the "with cats". But never more than I can take care of And I want them to wash me down with Coronas and lime while they are watching old Nikitas on DVD...
    DH is a Siberian Tiger

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