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Can I be a House Panther?

January 3rd 2013 7:35 pm
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I recently saw the term "House Panther" and rather fell in love with it. Although it conjures an image of a sleek, black cat prowling the house at night, I wondered if I could still be considered one. I set my Mom upon a research task.....Here are some results

Panthers are really the family name for several different kinds of big cats (lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars)

Panther comes from the genus panthera of the family of Felidae Cats---I am a a cat!)The word panther comes from the Greek πάν pan- ("all") and thēr ("beast of prey"). I am a beast of prey, just ask those moles in the basement!

Almost all members of the panthera family can roar (Except for snow leopards and me!)

Lets see what else. Here are some other generalizations from among the panthera genus.....
Compact and well-muscled.... Check!
Adept at climbing, crawling and swimming.....Two out of three ain't bad!
Prone to counter-calling between individuals......Well, when Rusty and I pass each other in the hallway I make a call that sounds like "dude"
Crespuscular..... peak activity around dawn and dusk Check! and Check!
Carnivore..... Do pizza bones count? Hmmmm
On killing prey they will drag it to a secluded spot.....I do this with ham and chicken! Check!In captivity can live up to 20 years....so far, so good!
Inactive for about 20 hours per day---I got that one nailed!
Defend the pride against intruders.....Well, I check out the intruders first, more often then not, I find they are okay and don't have to eat them!

What do you think? ......Can we be house panthers?

 
 

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Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

January 3rd 2013 at 8:09 pm

of courses yous can. wees all house panthers!!!
thoughs a fews of us NUTS!!!
(Kringle. Panda, etc)
Purred by: ☀ Charlie RIP ☀ (Catster Member)

January 3rd 2013 at 9:07 pm

I think we're all house panthers!
Purred by: ♥Sam (Catster Member)

January 4th 2013 at 1:34 am

Oh yeah, that's a pawsome name, I like it too.
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

January 4th 2013 at 2:21 pm

I hereby dub thee:

Housepanther of the house of Skylar's Big Bag O'Kitties!!

*curtsy*

Okay, it's official!
You are in charge of all housepanthers in America, they will seek you for protection & security issues, as well as fashion advice!
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73 (Catster Member)

January 4th 2013 at 2:23 pm

Oh yeah Check check 'n check~! We be's prowlers 'n panthers fur shur, Sky~
'n yeah I agree wif Blizz, a few o' us r nuts>>>MALLEE~! MOL!~
Purred by: Midnight the House Panther (Catster Member)

January 4th 2013 at 4:35 pm

I think you look like a cool grey and white house panther in dual colors Skylar!
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

January 4th 2013 at 8:30 pm

Woo hooo...We can all be house panthers! Except for some of the nuts I live with... Ahem...Percy!
Thank you all for your input.
Tink...I love it! Big Bag O'Kitties What an image!
Midnight, your name is awesome. You are what I was picturing....the sleek black kitty on the prowl!
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

January 6th 2013 at 4:30 pm

You say "dude" really? How cool is that! Gris has the mama meow done pat and has learned to manipulate Mom with it. Wish I had thought of that. MOL! New kids new ideas!

Yep, I thank all of us has some House Panther in us. Except I don't drag my food off but it was just a week or two ago Mom was looking for the remote in the sofa and found a greenie Di had hide...could she be a house panther? Not a chance, more like the house jester.
Purred by: Meep (Catster Member)

January 10th 2013 at 7:41 am

Definitely! We definitely are house panthers. I enjoy prowling and patrolling my territory and that definitely must be a house panther trait. Thanks, Sylar, for great post.
Purred by: Alex R

March 27th 2013 at 4:15 pm

Well, I'm sorry I missed this one at the time. Definitely, definitely a house panther! Me, too!!!


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