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July 5, 2002 8:46 AM   Subscribe

Even Ocicats In Hats Do It! How does this extraordinary woman know her cat is gay? Well: People ask me why I think my cat is gay, and it's really hard to explain in words. If you hang out with him at all, it becomes obvious. His effeminate, overdramatic affectations speak volumes. He will go from languid, swishy posturing to screaming hysterics for no apparent reason, and then will fall over in an apparent swoon. If he is, he's certainly not alone (predictably, even Guinean cocks-of-the-rocks do it). Giraffes are thought to be the gayest of all mammals but cheetahs seem to run a close second.[Please scroll down a bit. Requires Real or QuickTime. First link via Andrewsullivan.com.]
posted by MiguelCardoso (21 comments total)

 
Huh? How does that make him different from, say, any other cat?

Actually I've heard that dolphins can be gay. So there.
posted by clevershark at 8:49 AM on July 5, 2002


Just because he likes drag does not make him gay. Maybe he's just "festive."
posted by ColdChef at 8:56 AM on July 5, 2002


I think the fact he sniffs around in her underwear drawer and not his, points him out to be anything but gay.

He is, however, a bit of a perv.
posted by Frasermoo at 8:58 AM on July 5, 2002


Actually, sod the cat, I think the woman needs focus.
posted by Frasermoo at 9:00 AM on July 5, 2002


Interestingly, he never gets into my husband's underwear drawer.

I wonder why this is. Something to do with fish?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:04 AM on July 5, 2002


*Party Foul!* Miguel, stand in the corner and think about what you just said. You should be ashamed of yourself.
posted by ColdChef at 9:08 AM on July 5, 2002


You have a dirty, clambake mind, ColdChef. I meant that, given that she thinks the cat is gay and attracted to the male sex, she probably hides fishy tidbits in her drawers to entice him and thus make her husband feel unloved.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:14 AM on July 5, 2002


"...(130 species of) birds do it. (The southeastern blueberry) bees do it." Where o where are the educated fleas!!


Actually, sod the cat, I think the woman needs focus.
posted by Frasermoo at 9:00 AM PST on July 5

Bwaa-Ha-Ha!!!

posted by dash_slot- at 9:22 AM on July 5, 2002


How does this extraordinary woman know her cat is gay?

She doesn't, she just thinks it is. There's a big difference.

People ask me why I think my cat is gay,
posted by jaden at 10:04 AM on July 5, 2002


Jaden: at least in English English when you ask someone "how do you know X is Y?" it means "Why do you think X is Y?"; "What makes you say that?" or even "Surely there's no way you can know something like that". I hope you didn't think I thought her explanation was anything but whimsy... ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:08 AM on July 5, 2002


Giraffes are thought to be the gayest of all mammals but cheetahs seem to run a close second.

Actually, according to Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity (the book referenced in the second link, and, I might add, a perfect bathroom book), cheetahs are only moderately homosexual. Giraffes, however, are indeed identified as very gay mammals, along with bonobos, gorillas, langurs, macaques, dolphins, killer whales, grey whales, seals, walruses (!), manatees, gazelles, bighorn sheep and buffalo.

And don't even get me started on the polyamorous birds and the gender-switching fish.
posted by varmint at 10:10 AM on July 5, 2002 [1 favorite]


I heard Hugh Grant is gay and he's an animal... ROAR!
posted by geoff. at 10:10 AM on July 5, 2002


Come on guys, everyone knows that Homosexuality does not occur in nature.
Really. That would mean that homosexuality would be a natural act.
posted by bradth27 at 12:27 PM on July 5, 2002


Only when in films with Deer-in-Headlights Julia Roberts. Who got married last night. Again.
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posted by Happydaz at 12:28 PM on July 5, 2002


"Come on guys, everyone knows that Homosexuality does not occur in nature.
Really. That would mean that homosexuality would be a natural act."


Not at all. It just means that fold'n'mutilate has been right all along. Animals are sentient beings.

Thus, they clearly are able to make the choice to be homosexual, just like the evil gay humans, who of course are all going to Hell where they'll at least have lots of animal friends to look at while they roast in the pit of Eternal Damnation.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:58 PM on July 5, 2002


Miguel: Perhaps I was debating semantics, but in English, saying you know something is different than saying you think it. I know two plus two is four, but I think flamingos are nice.

I would argue that the woman does not know that her cat is gay, but only thinks it is from her observations.
posted by jaden at 3:59 PM on July 5, 2002


Ok, but the point of the post is about the diversity of species -not just cats - which experience homosexuality, in males and/or females.

In mammals, it could well be explained partly by the pleasure obtained in stimulation of the prostate [also known as "The male G-Spot"]

Here are some questions asked by a straight guy, honestly answered, by a straight woman, and a diagram.

Now, where's the chef?
posted by dash_slot- at 7:10 PM on July 5, 2002


What about hiyenas?
posted by delmoi at 8:29 PM on July 5, 2002


This is disgusting, and you are all going straight to hell for these terrible lies. The evil homosexuals will rule the earth if you continue to act as if it is something normal within our society. Damn you all.
DAMN YOU ALL. MY CAT IS NOT GAY. HE IS JUST SENSITIVE.


Hiyenas? We don't need no stinking hiyenas.
posted by bradth27 at 12:26 AM on July 6, 2002


when offered the opportunity to breed unencumbered with members of the opposite sex or the same sex, they choose the same sex.

Among our closest living relatives, the bonobo chimpanzees, few if any are either exclusively heterosexual or homosexual. Indeed, all that have been observed are exclusively permanently bisexual.


whaaatt the helll is thiessse?!

i don't know, but maybe this behavior may happen because it is very hard to procreate inside the animal kingdom. usually, the most strong, big, intelligent, attractive, etc. etc. male is the one that ends coupling with almost all the females; so all the other males have to find their way with other animals, usually of the same sex… how disgusting, natural selection…
posted by trismegisto at 9:37 AM on July 6, 2002


An often seen cat expression is flehmen--flehmenning?--where a cat bares if teeth, wrinkles its nose as it exposes its jacobson's organ to sample various eroptic aromas, something many other mammals do, which is sometimes called the funky cat face. I had a friend whose cat had this reaction to a jacket of mine--he made the face and then rolled around on my jacket like it was catnip. He just loved my jacket! Pretty kinky but it's not like he wanted to be spanked or anything...
posted by y2karl at 10:14 AM on July 6, 2002


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