Author Topic: The Cat Thread  (Read 10108 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline RussellG

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 747
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2009, 07:42:25 PM »
A cat thread!
I have five of them.


Cute  8)  Do they all get along?

Offline Henritus

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 52
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2009, 06:26:38 PM »
Cute  8)  Do they all get along?

I think they accept each other as family members. Every once in while they do fight though.

Offline Est.1965

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3898
  • Havergal Brian wrote two symphonies in 1965
  • Location: Clydebank, Scotland
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2009, 12:17:02 AM »
Every once in while they do fight though.

Well, at least there's an entertainment value every once in a while.  My old Woots was a real scratcher, it wanted to fight me when I stroked it.  It's daft claws got stuck on my fleece top many a time.  It was a naughty Woots.
Dear Hans Rott
In the 1980s there was a creative punk group called "Big Audio Dynamite".  I have decided to apply the term to you, my man.  And I still haven't properly finished your Screenplay yet.  Too bad.  Take care anyway old chum, I'm off to listen to Brahms!
Kind regards, John

Offline Wendell_E

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1091
  • Location: Mobile, AL, USA
  • Currently Listening to:
    mostly opera and chamber music
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2009, 03:56:02 AM »
I think they accept each other as family members. Every once in while they do fight though.

I'd say "they accept each other as family members, therefore every once in while they do fight."   ;D
ā€œNever argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.ā€ ― Mark Twain

Online vandermolen

  • Silver Subscriber
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 16859
  • Location: Rotherfield, Sussex, UK
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2009, 11:20:43 AM »
Another active day! Charlie (age 14). My cousin's cat is 20. I guess we are lucky - our neighbour's sweet three year old orange coloured cat (who was always in our garden) was run over and killed a week or two ago.

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Offline Brewski

  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 12181
  • "Man With No Shadow" by Makoto Tojiki (2009)
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2009, 11:24:05 AM »
Very amusing photo.  (And sorry to hear of your neighbor's cat...)

--Bruce
"Do you realize that we're meteorites; almost as soon as we're born, we have to disappear?"

~Iannis Xenakis

Twitter: @BruceHodgesNY

Online vandermolen

  • Silver Subscriber
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 16859
  • Location: Rotherfield, Sussex, UK
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2009, 02:56:03 AM »
Very amusing photo.  (And sorry to hear of your neighbor's cat...)

--Bruce

Thanks Bruce. Actually I just noticed that I posted it upside down  ::)

Jeffrey

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Offline Est.1965

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3898
  • Havergal Brian wrote two symphonies in 1965
  • Location: Clydebank, Scotland
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2009, 03:04:23 AM »
There's more drama in it being upside down Jeffrey.  Poor Charlie looks like he's on his way out of the duvet and fighting against being groundward bound.  I now MUST find pics of my silly Woots to post here, because I started the thread and haven't contributed anything!  :-[
Dear Hans Rott
In the 1980s there was a creative punk group called "Big Audio Dynamite".  I have decided to apply the term to you, my man.  And I still haven't properly finished your Screenplay yet.  Too bad.  Take care anyway old chum, I'm off to listen to Brahms!
Kind regards, John

Offline RussellG

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 747
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2009, 04:22:09 AM »
our neighbour's sweet three year old orange coloured cat (who was always in our garden) was run over and killed a week or two ago.

That happened to us too often when I was growing up, and now that I have cats of my own, I have built them this run in the backyard.  The second photo shows you how they leave the house via a cat flap which leads into an exit box, then there's a tunnel under a garden path that leads them into the run proper.  The photos are from "Opening Day" three years ago.

Online vandermolen

  • Silver Subscriber
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 16859
  • Location: Rotherfield, Sussex, UK
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2009, 05:32:47 AM »
There's more drama in it being upside down Jeffrey.  Poor Charlie looks like he's on his way out of the duvet and fighting against being groundward bound.  I now MUST find pics of my silly Woots to post here, because I started the thread and haven't contributed anything!  :-[

Yes John. I think that Woots needs to make an appearance here - preferably standing on a Do-It-Yourself Taoist Journal  ;D
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Online vandermolen

  • Silver Subscriber
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 16859
  • Location: Rotherfield, Sussex, UK
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2009, 05:35:37 AM »
That happened to us too often when I was growing up, and now that I have cats of my own, I have built them this run in the backyard.  The second photo shows you how they leave the house via a cat flap which leads into an exit box, then there's a tunnel under a garden path that leads them into the run proper.  The photos are from "Opening Day" three years ago.

Goodness me - what an impressive feat of constructions! Your cats are lucky to have such a caring owner. Personally if I attempt to put up a kitchen-roll holder it immediately falls down  ::)
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Offline RussellG

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 747
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2009, 05:38:05 AM »
Goodness me - what an impressive feat of constructions! Your cats are lucky to have such a caring owner. Personally if I attempt to put up a kitchen-roll holder it immediately falls down  ::)

Errr, the only bit I built personally is the wooden "roof" of the tunnel.  That also happens to be the only bit that's required any maintenance in the last three years  :)

Online vandermolen

  • Silver Subscriber
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 16859
  • Location: Rotherfield, Sussex, UK
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2009, 09:39:53 AM »
Errr, the only bit I built personally is the wooden "roof" of the tunnel.  That also happens to be the only bit that's required any maintenance in the last three years  :)

I am still impressed. My wife has purchased a solar-powered bird bath today. I'm sure that this will provide Charlie with hours of fun  ;D
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Offline Henritus

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 52
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2009, 08:47:36 PM »
That happened to us too often when I was growing up, and now that I have cats of my own, I have built them this run in the backyard.  The second photo shows you how they leave the house via a cat flap which leads into an exit box, then there's a tunnel under a garden path that leads them into the run proper.  The photos are from "Opening Day" three years ago.

Your cats are lucky to have you as an um... friend . My cats are now staying indoor and this is all I can offer to them.

« Last Edit: March 16, 2009, 08:50:21 PM by Henritus »

Offline Henritus

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 52
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2009, 08:52:13 PM »
Thanks Bruce. Actually I just noticed that I posted it upside down  ::)

Jeffrey



Oh I thought your cat was trying conducting an orchestra.

Offline Henritus

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 52
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2009, 09:11:11 PM »
I'd say "they accept each other as family members, therefore every once in while they do fight."   ;D


Very true.
Here's one of the family photos

Offline Henritus

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 52
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2009, 09:13:51 PM »
and a fight scene. (a cat fight)




Offline RussellG

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 747
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2009, 09:34:23 PM »
and a fight scene. (a cat fight)


Awwwww...they're just playing  ;)

ChamberNut

  • Guest
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2009, 04:06:41 AM »
Awwwww...they're just playing  ;)

Yah, tell that to the one getting pummelled in the face with kangaroo kicks!  ;D

Offline Est.1965

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3898
  • Havergal Brian wrote two symphonies in 1965
  • Location: Clydebank, Scotland
Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2009, 03:18:30 PM »
I have a new Woots.  ;D  ;D
It is a wee kitten, and is seen here in a furious rage trying to maul the carpet.  This Woots is very fond of me, and I of it.
Dear Hans Rott
In the 1980s there was a creative punk group called "Big Audio Dynamite".  I have decided to apply the term to you, my man.  And I still haven't properly finished your Screenplay yet.  Too bad.  Take care anyway old chum, I'm off to listen to Brahms!
Kind regards, John