[Solong] the read difference

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[Solong] the read difference

Postby Solong » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:12 pm

Gloria says that her older son is a dog, in one respect.
The younger one is a cat, in the same respect.
Explain.
The middle child, a girl, is neither, but this is not a sex-related characteristic.
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby JenBurdoo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:46 pm

Is it a general comparison? Facetious? Are animal qualities relevant? Are the specific words used relevant? The language? Do the letters DOG and CAT stand for something?
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:47 am

Has this to do with the Chinese years?
Are they each aware of their characteristics or lack of?
Is this to do with their personalities?
Did the children have these characteristics from birth?
If they developed the characteristics later, is it relevant at what stage this happened?
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby Solong » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:55 am

Is it a general comparison? No, specific. Facetious? Yes. Are animal qualities relevant? Yes. Are the specific words used relevant? The language? Do the letters DOG and CAT stand for something? No to all these questions.

The title, incidentally, should read: The REAL difference. I really do need new glasses!
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Postby Earnest » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:06 am

Is it an age related characteristic? A characteristic related to their behavior? To their attitude toward sonething? Agility relevant? Loyalty? Is the fact that cats are usually seen as enemies of dogs?

Is the association more suitable just with cats and dogs? Could it be with mouses and cats? With other animals? If so four legged animals?
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby Solong » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:46 pm

Has this to do with the Chinese years?No.
Are they each aware of their characteristics or lack of?I'm sure they are aware of the difference in their personalities, but not sure that they associate it with the animals.
Is this to do with their personalities? Yessish.
Did the children have these characteristics from birth?
If they developed the characteristics later, is it relevant at what stage this happened? If not from birth, from very early childhood.
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby Solong » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:51 pm

Is it an age related characteristic? Hard to answer. Let's say it is more obvious in childhood. A characteristic related to their behavior? Yes. To their attitude toward sonething? Yes. Agility relevant? Loyalty? No to both. Is the fact that cats are usually seen as enemies of dogs? No, they get along as well as most siblings, maybe better than most.

Is the association more suitable just with cats and dogs? Could it be with mouses and cats? Neither of them can be compared to a mouse. With other animals? If so four legged animals? I used dogs and cats for a comparison because these are the animals most likely to be part of a household, and their characteristics noted.
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby Earnest » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:12 pm

Ability to walk relevant? First steps? Catwalk relevant? Attitude toward food relevant? Toward a scary thing? Toward moon? Light in the dark?
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:19 am

Their relationships to the parents relevant? Is one specific cat characteristic relevant? If so: laziness? Hyperactivity? Love of heights? Aloofness? Grace? Climbing skill? Playfulness? Cleanliness? Is one specific dog characteristic relevant? If so: loyalty? Dependence? Intelligence? Willingness to learn? Destructiveness? Noisiness? Playfulness? Dirtiness? Love of cars?
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby Solong » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:55 pm

Ability to walk relevant? First steps? Catwalk relevant? Attitude toward food relevant? Toward a scary thing? Toward moon? Light in the dark? No to all of these. However, their attitude to _something_ is relevant.
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Postby Solong » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:01 pm

Their relationships to the parents relevant? No. Is one specific cat characteristic relevant? Ye If so: laziness? Hyperactivity? Love of heights? Aloofness? Grace? Climbing skill? Playfulness? Cleanliness?None of these. Is one specific dog characteristic relevant? Yes. If so: loyalty? Dependence? Intelligence? Willingness to learn? Destructiveness? Noisiness? Playfulness? Dirtiness? Love of cars? This!

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Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:40 pm

Does the dog-child like to travel in the car hanging out of a wide open window? :-D
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:43 pm

Cat characteristic: love of strings? Other toys? Clawing? Purring? Meowing? Kneading? Jumping? Patience? Reflexes? Love of warmth? Affection? Love of tight spaces?
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby Solong » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:43 am

Does the dog-child like to travel in the car hanging out of a wide open window? :-D Heh-heh. He likes to travel in any manner. Even when he could barely walk, if he sensed that the family was going somewhere, he would go and climb into his car seat and buckle himself in.
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Postby Solong » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:46 am

Cat characteristic: love of strings? Other toys? Clawing? Purring? Meowing? Kneading? Jumping? Patience? Reflexes? Love of warmth? This may be part of it.Affection? Love of tight spaces? It is not so much something that cats love/like but something they dislike/hate.
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:53 am

Dislike of cold? Water? Mud? Snow? Sudden noises?
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:06 pm

The older child likes to get as wet and dirty as he can when playing, whereas the younger likes to be as clean as possible?
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby Solong » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:34 am

Dislike of cold? Water? Mud? Snow? Sudden noises? He may dislike some or all of these things, but that is not the trait that is pertinent to the puzzle.
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby Solong » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:35 am

The older child likes to get as wet and dirty as he can when playing, whereas the younger likes to be as clean as possible?No. We have already discovered the dog-like trait of the older child.
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby GalFisk » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:29 am

Dislike of: an object? A substance? An animal? A human? An interaction? A place? A situation?
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby Solong » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:07 pm

Dislike of: an object? This. A substance? An animal? A human? An interaction? A place? A situation? and this.
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Postby GalFisk » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:19 pm

Dislike of: tape? Glue? Closed doors? Being stuck? Being restrained?
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby Solong » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:33 pm

Dislike of: tape? Glue? Closed doors? Being stuck?No to all. Being restrained? This might be part of it.
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby GalFisk » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:14 pm

Taking medicine? Being force fed? Eating/swallowing something? Swallowing pills?
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby Solong » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:05 pm

Taking medicine? Being force fed? Eating/swallowing something? Swallowing pills?No to all.
I think we are overlooking the obvious here. Anyonr who has had experience taking a cat to the vet can give you a clue.
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Postby Balin » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:52 pm

Getting shots?
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby GalFisk » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:58 am

Being caged? Being transported? Riding in a car? Being at the doctors office or hospital? I've been to the vet with our cat, but the only things she actively dislikes is going by car or being forced to swallow something.
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby Solong » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:12 am

Getting shots?No.
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Re: [Solong] the read difference

Postby Solong » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:27 am

Being caged? Being transported? This.Riding in a car? and this.Being at the doctors office or hospital? I've been to the vet with our cat, but the only things she actively dislikes is going by car or being forced to swallow something.

*******************SPOILER******************
Phillip (the younger boy), when he sensed that the family was getting ready to go on a trip, would go and hide, cat-like.

Both are grown-up now, with families of their own, but they are still much like that. Mike (the elder) still likes to go-go-go, and spends much of his spare time at car shows/races and tinkering with vehicles. Phil, on the other hand, is a homebody.

The girl, Cindy, was indifferent - going or staying were both fine with her.

Gloria says Phil always had an affinity with cats. When he was just crawling around, he was playing in the front yard one day, while his mother and aunt and the family cat sat on the porch. When he started crawling toward the street, the cat sat up and pricked up her ears. Gloria and her sister waited to see what would happen. When he got too close to the road to suit her, the cat went out and stood in front of him and waved her tail in his face. He grabbed the tail (she wouldn't allow anyone else that liberty), and she guided him back to the porch.

As a cat person myself, I just had to get that story in!
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