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To think cats can't "stand"?!

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CatsCantStand Tue 19-Sep-17 08:37:28

NC as I will show this to DH to vindicate my rightness grin

I just asked DH where the cat was - "she's standing at the front gate" apparently hmm

Is it just me, or can cats not actually stand? Only people with two legs can stand, surely. Cats can't stand. DH is clearly BU.

What would we say instead of standing, though?

Don't let me down MNers. Cats can't stand. Or can they?

lljkk Tue 19-Sep-17 08:38:29

You're daft. Horses & dogs can stand too. It's not restricted to creatures with only 2 legs.

DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Tue 19-Sep-17 08:39:15

What do people with one leg do?

YesItsMeIDontCare Tue 19-Sep-17 08:39:45

??? What's she doing then if she's not standing? How would you describe it? She's upright... her legs are straight... what's that if it's not standing?

CatsCantStand Tue 19-Sep-17 08:40:03

You guys aren't helping. angrygrin

Maybe I won't show this to DH. smile

booloobalooloo Tue 19-Sep-17 08:40:28

Well what else would you call it? The cat is not sitting, not lying down. You'd say it was walking or running, just on 4 legs instead of 2. Why not standing?

Penny4UrThoughts Tue 19-Sep-17 08:40:30

Of course they stand. They just do it on four paws rather than two feet.

Pacificplaza Tue 19-Sep-17 08:40:36

But there's a difference between them standing and sitting! So if the cat's not standing, what's it doing when it's not sitting?

CatsCantStand Tue 19-Sep-17 08:42:15

Oh fuck you all grin

<considers flouncing and saying "how do I get this deleted">

MrsJayy Tue 19-Sep-17 08:42:50

Eh what eh ? Of course cats and other animals stand if they are not standing what are they doing

shouldwestayorshouldwego Tue 19-Sep-17 08:44:26

Food can stand to cool and that doesn't have any legs so I imagine that extra legs wouldn't be an impediment to standing.

MrsJayy Tue 19-Sep-17 08:44:41

No no let the thread STAND so we can all see how dim you are grin

Pacificplaza Tue 19-Sep-17 08:44:49

grin I can just imagine your DH slowly shaking his head at you in bafflement...

existentialmoment Tue 19-Sep-17 08:45:39

My cat also stands on his 2 back legs. Which is kind of freaky.

If you said it's not standing, what did you say it is instead?

CatsCantStand Tue 19-Sep-17 08:45:52

But if she was standing on her back legs at the gate, I agree she would be standing. On all fours though? Surely not standing.

I realise it would help my case if I actually had a word for what she was doing, that wasn't "standing".


Soubriquet Tue 19-Sep-17 08:46:04


Flounce with no dignity OP

Of course cats can stand

FruBayerischOla Tue 19-Sep-17 08:46:11

Are you somewhere in the world where it's evening at the moment and you've had a few too many sherbets? grin

Sorry, but your DH is right!!

EleanorAbernathy Tue 19-Sep-17 08:46:14

What's this one doing?

HoofWankingSpangleCunt Tue 19-Sep-17 08:46:38

I agree Op. Cats are majestically immobile. Or imperially static.
Or standing for short grin

InThisTogether Tue 19-Sep-17 08:47:01

I have 3 cats standing on the bed right now.
OP please in the interest of fairness show this to your DH and let us know his reaction!

Pacificplaza Tue 19-Sep-17 08:47:28

Don't worry, there have been a couple of things that I've been convinced were the case which in fact, given just a tiny bit more thought were clearly ridiculous. I might start a thread about it actually

ColossalKalamari Tue 19-Sep-17 08:47:32

When I'm leading a horse on its 4 legs I tell it to "stand" to stop. So it stands still grin

Fekko Tue 19-Sep-17 08:48:31

Cats really can't stand dogs. 🐱 🐶

shouldwestayorshouldwego Tue 19-Sep-17 08:48:42

Standing on two legs in a cat to me is begging because they usually do it when they want something.

Limer Tue 19-Sep-17 08:51:04

Eleanor that one is meerkatting.

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