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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #60 on: September 30, 2017, 03:30:58 AM »
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.
I went to see my neighbour the other day. Whilst I was talking to her I looked at the window and outside was our cat looking at me in a very accusatory way which said 'what on earth are you doing in there?' This happened with previous cats as well. I think that this one recognises my car engine noise as even if I park the car right down the other end of the road he is invariably waiting for me.
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« Reply #61 on: September 30, 2017, 04:54:34 AM »
I went to see my neighbour the other day. Whilst I was talking to her I looked at the window and outside was our cat looking at me in a very accusatory way which said 'what on earth are you doing in there?' This happened with previous cats as well. I think that this one recognises my car engine noise as even if I park the car right down the other end of the road he is invariably waiting for me.

Oh sure, dogs also know the sound of different car engines.
The new cat not only figured out how to slide the screen of the bathroom window to get in but to shove it aside while he works on the window if it is shut. Maybe he was a house breaker in a previous life...
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« Reply #62 on: September 30, 2017, 07:27:22 AM »
Oh sure, dogs also know the sound of different car engines.
The new cat not only figured out how to slide the screen of the bathroom window to get in but to shove it aside while he works on the window if it is shut. Maybe he was a house breaker in a previous life...
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread NOOO, HE JUST BROUGHT 2ND CAT HOME!?!?!?!?!
« Reply #63 on: October 08, 2017, 09:25:44 AM »
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aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..... new cat just brought in door......

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Re: That Darn Cat Thread NOOO, HE JUST BROUGHT 2ND CAT HOME!?!?!?!?!
« Reply #64 on: October 10, 2017, 01:58:11 AM »
:'( :'( :'(
 new cat just brought in door...
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"Heeeeathcliff!!!!!!"
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Our cats just get in the family way. Feeding them all is becoming expensive, not to mention having to take some of them to the vet when they get ill...
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #65 on: October 31, 2017, 04:09:28 AM »
KteePsee (picture shown on left two years ago when she was a kitten) did not exactly roll out the welcome mat for Puss, an adopted cat from my piano students. They couldn't take care of him anymore nor deal with his eye infection which precipitated our taking him to the vet and paying for his operation three months ago.

KP didn't bother with him too much but now swipes at him whenever she can. They were at it two nights ago and after such an incident Puss was not his normal self, rather growling and miserable. His nice purr, very musical simply stopped. I thought he may have been a little sick to begin with, seems he spit up some food on the grass outside three days ago. Now he won't eat at all, or very little, just a bit of water.

There have been viruses going around decimating the kitten population but at 5 months he should be immune by now. This is the 2nd day he has been in the house, curled up in a ball on the sofa, getting extra care and attention.  But still he won't snap out of it. He doesn't seem to have a fever and is not running to the toilet but changes his position or place of rest occasionally. 

I was just wondering if anyone has had experience with traumatized cats. The snubbing and attack by the other cat may not be the reason for his funk. I'm reading up online about cat psychology...
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #66 on: October 31, 2017, 04:13:52 AM »
Wow.  I don't know.  Good luck, zb!
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« Reply #67 on: October 31, 2017, 04:20:01 AM »
Wow.  I don't know.  Good luck, zb!

KP is a mistress of blackmail. She jumps on he kitchen cabinet threatening to break something if I don't pull out something to eat from the fridge. I was reading now, however, some cats do recognize and dote on the heightened attention they get when being sick. One feline I just read about, even pretended to limp when his injured foot was OK just to get that extra stroking from those silly humans.
 
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #68 on: October 31, 2017, 09:54:30 AM »
We just got back from the vet. Puss did have a fever, a rather high one. He was screaming and clawing while getting antibiotic and fluid replacement shots. Now he is back to his quiet self, somewhat in shock. He has to go back to the clinic because his eye really didn't heal well from the operation two months ago. Probably it has been source of the current trouble. A waiting room at a veterinarian clinic is always interesting for the people and animals one meets.
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #69 on: October 31, 2017, 10:10:42 AM »
Well, you've had an adventure today!
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Re: That Darn Cat Thread
« Reply #70 on: October 31, 2017, 10:18:29 AM »
Well, you've had an adventure today!

More like a lesson learned: save time and effort by consulting with an authority on the subject...
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« Reply #71 on: November 13, 2017, 04:14:51 PM »

     

     This schizo-cat is pretty OK. Without objection it will be entered into the record.
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« Reply #72 on: November 15, 2017, 10:06:08 AM »

     Right now I'm DL'ing the movie Kedi, about the cats of Istanbul. It's OK, they hate terrorism.
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