The Cat Thread

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vandermolen

Quote from: Szykneij on August 25, 2022, 09:34:40 AM
Sadly, we had to have our 20-year-old cat Lunette put to sleep this morning. She was the last of a litter of five a stray cat we adopted had, all of which led long, happy lives. The picture is from last year.
I'm so sorry to hear that. 20 is an amazing age - obviously she was very well looked after and was lucky to find a home with you. I have never had a cat that lived to beyond c.15/16.
Kindest thoughts
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).

Szykneij

Quote from: vandermolen on August 26, 2022, 06:28:33 AM
I'm so sorry to hear that. 20 is an amazing age - obviously she was very well looked after and was lucky to find a home with you. I have never had a cat that lived to beyond c.15/16.
Kindest thoughts
Jeffrey

Thank you. There was definitely a longevity element to that gene pool.
Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: Szykneij on August 26, 2022, 08:07:02 AM
Thank you. There was definitely a longevity element to that gene pool.
How are you holding up Szykneij?

PD

Szykneij

I'm doing ok. Thank you for asking.
Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige

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Pohjolas Daughter


SimonNZ

The second gunman on the grassy knoll?

vandermolen

"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).

vandermolen

Our cat was so pleased to see us when we got back from the Max Richter concert in London in the early hours of last Sunday morning that he jumped into the car to join us:
"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).

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: vandermolen on October 04, 2022, 05:32:24 AM
Our cat was so pleased to see us when we got back from the Max Richter concert in London in the early hours of last Sunday morning that he jumped into the car to join us:

;D

Are you sure that it wasn't a case of "Where's my wet food?!  You're late!"  ;)

PD

vandermolen

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on October 04, 2022, 06:05:30 AM
;D

Are you sure that it wasn't a case of "Where's my wet food?!  You're late!"  ;)

PD
Well PD, there may have been an element of that, but he had been served his supper before we went up to London - not that it ever stops him demanding more!
"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).

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: vandermolen on October 04, 2022, 06:57:34 AM
Well PD, there may have been an element of that, but he had been served his supper before we went up to London - not that it ever stops him demanding more!
Perhaps he had become so used to you being around almost all of the time due to Covid, he was wondering where his humans were?

Speaking of which, how is working back at school going?

PD

p.s.  Missing my cats....particularly as now it's getting chilly in the house!  I miss my warm and friendly fur blankets.

vandermolen

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on October 04, 2022, 07:28:33 AM
Perhaps he had become so used to you being around almost all of the time due to Covid, he was wondering where his humans were?

Speaking of which, how is working back at school going?

PD

p.s.  Missing my cats....particularly as now it's getting chilly in the house!  I miss my warm and friendly fur blankets.
So, where are your cats? School is fine thanks. I only work part-time (being semi-retired) and it is nice to be back. Our cat recognises our car engine noises. He is invariably there to meet us. His name is Oliver.
"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).

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: vandermolen on October 04, 2022, 02:33:43 PM
So, where are your cats? School is fine thanks. I only work part-time (being semi-retired) and it is nice to be back. Our cat recognises our car engine noises. He is invariably there to meet us. His name is Oliver.
Sweet!  And so much for the indifference of cats!

"Rainbow Bridge"  :(

PD

Pohjolas Daughter

Part III of Teddy's Tale is out now.  It's about (fictionalized??  how much?) how Teddy (a real cat) came into the real Simon's life.  He was a stray at the time.

Here's a link to all three parts of the story:  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=simon%27s+cat+teddy%27s+tale+

PD

vandermolen

I thought that I'd take a break from my onerous domestic chores to do some research into the Earl of Southampton's cat who famously kept him company during his imprisonment in the Tower of London and was immortalised in a portrait of the Earl. The cat bears a remarkable resemblance to my childhood cat, and I like to think that he/she was an ancestor:
https://www.angelfire.com/ca/unitedcats/henry.html
"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).

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: vandermolen on October 10, 2022, 04:35:24 AM
I thought that I'd take a break from my onerous domestic chores to do some research into the Earl of Southampton's cat who famously kept him company during his imprisonment in the Tower of London and was immortalised in a portrait of the Earl. The cat bears a remarkable resemblance to my childhood cat, and I like to think that he/she was an ancestor:
https://www.angelfire.com/ca/unitedcats/henry.html
Love the story!  ;D  I don't think that the person who painted the portrait of the two of them was much of a cat lover--as evidenced by the cats face/head!  It looks rather p.o.'d!  I had a tuxedo kitty years ago too.  :)

Ran across this amusing photo of a cat making itself at home in a doll's house:



PD


LKB

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on October 10, 2022, 06:04:41 AM
Love the story!  ;D  I don't think that the person who painted the portrait of the two of them was much of a cat lover--as evidenced by the cats face/head!  It looks rather p.o.'d!  I had a tuxedo kitty years ago too.  :)

Ran across this amusing photo of a cat making itself at home in a doll's house:



PD

That pictured feline is a dead ringer for my childhood companion, Peanut Butter by name.   :-\
Mit Fl├╝geln, die ich mir errungen...

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: LKB on October 10, 2022, 08:30:46 AM
That pictured feline is a dead ringer for my childhood companion, Peanut Butter by name.   :-\
Awww!  And cute name.

Now what did you call him for short?  PB?  P&J?  Or....?  :)

The photo cracked me up!  Kitty thinking "A bed just my size....must be for me."

PD

vandermolen

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on October 10, 2022, 06:04:41 AM
Love the story!  ;D  I don't think that the person who painted the portrait of the two of them was much of a cat lover--as evidenced by the cats face/head!  It looks rather p.o.'d!  I had a tuxedo kitty years ago too.  :)

Ran across this amusing photo of a cat making itself at home in a doll's house:



PD
Great photo - at first I thought that it was a Demon Cat, grown to enormous size.
"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).