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Re: Ode to Urinella: A Journey of Understanding
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2017, 06:08:41 PM »
horror poops, bad litter manners (guess it's trying, but lol, wtf kitty??

Dude!....maybe you have a zombie cat  ???  ??? ;D




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Re: Ode to Urinella: A Journey of Understanding
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2017, 08:56:15 PM »
Dude!....maybe you have a zombie cat  ???  ??? ;D




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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2017, 10:56:59 PM »
Of course you talk to the cats.  I talk to our budgie.

At least birds talk back, some of them.
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2017, 11:01:30 AM »
At least birds talk back, some of them.

Ours responds, but does not talk  :)
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2017, 03:40:43 PM »
Well, our cat's a sissy


Two squrriels were chasing each other and ran right up to him (as he was crouching and hiding, lol) and then split right in from of his face, and he didn't do anything. So I gave the squirrels all peanuts, lol, poor cat.

And, yea, it's warm now and the door is open again... oh, my brain... I have no rights...


anyhow

YAAAY!!!! KITTY :(

I'm sure i have to remain grsateful ....
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2017, 06:33:26 AM »


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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2017, 06:17:12 AM »

YAAAY!!!! KITTY :(

I'm sure i have to remain grsateful ....

(I know this thread is a smidge old)...

I hope this cat situation is all sorted. The impression I get is the cat's human staff (your roomie) is neglectful and perhaps should not be sharing their life with a cat. With any pet comes responsibilities. No domestic cat should keep throwing up fur balls; grooming (grooming gloves are best) and anti-fur ball paste will sort that. The cat litter issue could also be sorted by someone that understood (or attempted) to understand their cat's behaviour. A happy cat is fastidiously clean.
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #48 on: September 16, 2017, 12:20:11 PM »
'I like pigs;
dogs look up at us,
cats look down at us,
only a pig looks us in the face.'

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« Reply #49 on: September 16, 2017, 02:19:35 PM »
'I like pigs;
dogs look up at us,
cats look down at us,
only a pig looks us in the face.'

Churchill.

Yes but did he eat bacon? 😳
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #50 on: September 16, 2017, 03:14:21 PM »
A good time for bumping this thread, as Marc-Antoine Fardin was just awarded the ig-Nobel Prize in Physics for his study on the rheology of cats - "Fardinís study argues that that cats can be regarded as simultaneously solid and liquid due to their ability to adopt the shape of their container".
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/15/solid-and-liquid-cats-didgeridoos-and-cheese-disgust-scoop-ig-nobel-awards
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2017, 01:07:42 AM »
I bought a 'mouse toy' for our cat to play with. It was battery controlled and worked on carpet. However, when I opened the packet, instead of a mouse toy, it was a large black rat, of bubonic plague proportions. When I got it going our cat flew straight out of the cat flap. Even my wife was frightened of it. It went to the charity shop.
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #52 on: September 26, 2017, 01:42:46 AM »
Here's a good one. Piano students going on vacation in July, so I get a phone call, "Do you know someone who can take our cat?" There is a problem anyway since they live in an apartment building close to the street and the cat, then about 2 months old, could easily get killed. The kids however were very diligent in leaving food for him, which the other neighbors compained about.

The kids were worried he might be blind since he had a running infection on both eyes. Since we have experience with this in kittens, usually keeping the area clean, lightly wiping around the eye a few times a day usually solved it.  I showed them by wetting a tissue and taking some of the dried mucus from the face.

He was pretty good about coming home in the carrier box. The worry was the other cats around here, particularly the alpha female who still gives him a side swipe now and then when she can get away with it. As we are on the first floor with a garden outside, we kept him inside for some days just to get used to the premises.

He screamed everytime I went near his left eye, the source of the problem as I was to find out at the vet's, so it was not easy to clean it. I checked the internet for what to do and tried some home remedies like warm milk compresses but the unavoidable remained to take him to the clinic.

Fortunately, the day we went there was an eye specialist and both doctors said he had a congenital conditiion, the skin surrounding the sockets were inverted so the eyes could not protrude properly. But more than the the left eye had some eyelash tthat was constantly grating on the eyeball.

There was no choice than to have him operated on, as the other alternative was to have him lose his sight while continuing in pain. I wrote the parents about this, asked if they were interested in contributing to the operation fund - no answer! Oh well, some people don't feel that kind of responsibility towards animals. The ball was in our court, so our lookout.

After paying $350 and 5 visits to the vet, Puss is a lively sweetheart, purrs like a machine on my lap, could be gratitude on his part. He knows now how to open the screen in the bathroom window so lets himself in, did it just now. He gets up at the crack of dawn, scratching on the door for his breakfast of kibble, which spoils my slumber.

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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2017, 02:35:40 AM »
Here's a good one. Piano students going on vacation in July, so I get a phone call, "Do you know someone who can take our cat?" There is a problem anyway since they live in an apartment building close to the street and the cat, then about 2 months old, could easily get killed. The kids however were very diligent in leaving food for him, which the other neighbors compained about.

The kids were worried he might be blind since he had a running infection on both eyes. Since we have experience with this in kittens, usually keeping the area clean, lightly wiping around the eye a few times a day usually solved it.  I showed them by wetting a tissue and taking some of the dried mucus from the face.

He was pretty good about coming home in the carrier box. The worry was the other cats around here, particularly the alpha female who still gives him a side swipe now and then when she can get away with it. As we are on the first floor with a garden outside, we kept him inside for some days just to get used to the premises.

He screamed everytime I went near his left eye, the source of the problem as I was to find out at the vet's, so it was not easy to clean it. I checked the internet for what to do and tried some home remedies like warm milk compresses but the unavoidable remained to take him to the clinic.

Fortunately, the day we went there was an eye specialist and both doctors said he had a congenital conditiion, the skin surrounding the sockets were inverted so the eyes could not protrude properly. But more than the the left eye had some eyelash tthat was constantly grating on the eyeball.

There was no choice than to have him operated on, as the other alternative was to have him lose his sight while continuing in pain. I wrote the parents about this, asked if they were interested in contributing to the operation fund - no answer! Oh well, some people don't feel that kind of responsibility towards animals. The ball was in our court, so our lookout.

After paying $350 and 5 visits to the vet, Puss is a lively sweetheart, purrs like a machine on my lap, could be gratitude on his part. He knows now how to open the screen in the bathroom window so lets himself in, did it just now. He gets up at the crack of dawn, scratching on the door for his breakfast of kibble, which spoils my slumber.

Was it all worth it? It sure is!

Very nice story - you were kind and he clearly appreciates it. I once, as a teenager, tended a stray male cat who had a fight injury to his side. When I bathed the wound he purred very loudly almost as if he knew that I was trying to help him. I think that my parents footed the vet's bill when we took him for a check up. My mother never stopped reminding us that it was more expensive when our own cats had kittens than when my brother and I were born.  :)
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2017, 04:18:23 AM »
Very nice story - you were kind and he clearly appreciates it. I once, as a teenager, tended a stray male cat who had a fight injury to his side. When I bathed the wound he purred very loudly almost as if he knew that I was trying to help him. I think that my parents footed the vet's bill when we took him for a check up. My mother never stopped reminding us that it was more expensive when our own cats had kittens than when my brother and I were born.  :)

It was actually an interesting learning experience. The two doctors and their assistant are French, very devoted and skilled. A congenital condition like that could never be fixed except for a medical intervention. I think they had to cut some of the skin around the eyes to open it up but it all healed in a couple of days. He was so funny when he came out of anesthesia, like he was drunk.
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #55 on: September 26, 2017, 06:17:01 AM »
It was actually an interesting learning experience. The two doctors and their assistant are French, very devoted and skilled. A congenital condition like that could never be fixed except for a medical intervention. I think they had to cut some of the skin around the eyes to open it up but it all healed in a couple of days. He was so funny when he came out of anesthesia, like he was drunk.
Lovely story!
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #56 on: September 26, 2017, 09:46:34 PM »
Lovely story!

Thanks but Puss is still up at the crack of dawn scratching on the door. (Actually we had a dog who did that many years ago.) What I don't understand is HOW he knows because it is still dark before the birds start cheeping. In other words, what prompts him (and the dog as well) to get up precisely at that time?

There is something else I never figured out about cats, how they come to the very window in the room where you happen to be. I read about some blind people who were able to develop this sense of feeling space (even for walking down streets) but not with walls in between.
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« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2017, 02:37:48 AM »
There is something else I never figured out about cats, how they come to the very window in the room where you happen to be.

Maybe they've visited other windows first.
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #58 on: September 28, 2017, 11:17:18 PM »
Maybe they've visited other windows first.

Nah, they are too quick!
My cat does know when I am playing the piano and comes to the window. I wonder what their perception of music is or what composers they prefer...
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread FLEA HORROR
« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2017, 07:13:53 AM »
Yea, well, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I saw a flea on me whilst I was contemplating my daily constitution. Oh, the horror. Nothing paralyzes me more than flea horror. I feel like a plague victim. Why won't they swarm roomie???? WHHHHHY????????


AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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