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Title: The Cat Thread
Post by: Scots John on February 27, 2009, 07:30:10 PM
Plenty of cats in here.  A lot of cat lovers, me included.  Time for a wee post with pics and stories about your moggie.
All cats in my life past and present get called "Wootz" or "Wooteez".  I did have one cat called "Smokey Wooteez Delphi Tooteez".  I don't know why.  Its a feline thing.  Cats are the masters of luxury and outdoor violence.
I love cats, I'm getting one next week as my last Wooteez died.
I might get this one:
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: RussellG on February 28, 2009, 12:09:46 AM
My Siamese is almost as scary:
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: DFO on February 28, 2009, 02:18:52 AM
And here is the queen:
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Benji on February 28, 2009, 05:25:42 AM
(http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/2/5/2307936/image005.gif)

This cat really digs Le Sacre.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Lethevich on February 28, 2009, 05:35:24 AM
Terminally lazy.

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/3131/rghrgrsrgrgs.jpg) (http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/3131/rghrgrsrgrgs.jpg)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: DavidRoss on February 28, 2009, 05:58:09 AM
I have never cared much for cats.  Not that I disliked them, but I just didn't understand why people would choose a cat when they could have a dog.  I had heard tales of cats that related to people like dogs, but hadn't experienced it.  To me they seemed utterly self-absorbed and self-seeking little princesses who were far more trouble than they're worth--like trophy wives or Paris Hilton.

However, we now have a cat who has owned my heart for nearly ten years.  Chloe started out as a tough little critter who didn't care much for people but would rather be out catching birds and mice, unlike her sister who liked nothing better than to curl up in a lap--anyone's lap.  Chloe turned up her nose at everyone's efforts to hold her or pet her and didn't seem to like people at all, except for me.  For some reason she took to me right away, maybe because I didn't like cats any more than she liked people, or maybe just because I was usually the one who fed her.

In many respects Chloe acts like a dog, greeting me at the door when I come home, following me around the house, curling up on the floor at my feet when I'm reading or on the PC, and she even comes when she's called (most of the time, that is).  She's still a fine hunter and likes to share her success.  Over the years she's brought me mice, frogs, crickets, and an assortment of small birds, including a live hummingbird once.  Thank God we were outside when she laid that at my feet.  Thinking it dead, I picked it up to dispose of it and was surprised to feel its little heart still beating.  The poor little bird must have been paralyzed with fear.  While I was looking it over for damage the bird suddenly shook itself, stood for a moment in my cupped hands, and then launched itself into flight and buzzed away, apparently none the worse for wear.

Too bad Chloe doesn't like water.  With a mouth that soft she would probably make a fine retriever.  I'd like to see her trying to carry a Canadian goose more than twice her size!
 
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 28, 2009, 06:18:20 AM
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/TrespassersW/CatThread.jpg)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Benji on February 28, 2009, 06:44:03 AM
When I was younger my gran had a cat called Foxy (being ginger of course). We shared many of the same interests: sleeping, walking on top of walls, eating meat. We were great pals! He would give me an eskimo kiss if I got up close. He was so sweet and friendly, always looked like he had a cheeky smile on his face and never sulked, not even when soggy!  :o

As much as I love dogs, I have more respect for the independence of cats. They know as well as we do that they could fine well survive entirely by themselves. But why would they bother when they can be fed, kept warm and still leave to carry out their own business as they please? To use a phrase that sounds like it should have been coined by a cat, 'why have a dog and bark yourself?'.  ;D
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Scots John on February 28, 2009, 08:03:37 AM
As much as I love dogs, I have more respect for the independence of cats. They know as well as we do that they could fine well survive entirely by themselves. But why would they bother when they can be fed, kept warm and still leave to carry out their own business as they please? To use a phrase that sounds like it should have been coined by a cat, 'why have a dog and bark yourself?'.  ;D

Purrfectly summed up.  A cats character becomes clear form it's independence and bird mauling antics in the garden.  They are so divinely intelligent that people used to worship them. 
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on February 28, 2009, 11:55:58 AM
My wife with Charlie:
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 28, 2009, 12:03:31 PM
One of my favorite felines.

(http://cottonandsand.com/sandandcotton/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/julie-newmar-catwoman.jpg)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on February 28, 2009, 12:45:21 PM
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z274/solitary_wanderer65/_MG_7416.jpg)

This is my 14 year old cat called Gourmet. He's quite a character and orientates his day around mine spending large parts of the day sleeping in my office.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: darkmatter on February 28, 2009, 01:51:40 PM
My Siamese is almost as scary:

Gorgeous, my wife and I love Siamese cats, we plan to take one on as soon as we buy our own house together.

Simon  :)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Dundonnell on February 28, 2009, 03:13:26 PM
I agree so much with what DavidRoss said above ;D

My 15 year old cat-Suki- has never gone outside because I live in a top floor apartment/flat but it is fairly large with big rooms and plenty of space to roam about. She reacts with me in exactly the same way as David's Chloe, greeting my return home, following me about, sleeping on my bed.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: RussellG on February 28, 2009, 03:22:49 PM
Gorgeous, my wife and I love Siamese cats, we plan to take one on as soon as we buy our own house together.

Simon  :)

Hi Simon, welcome to the forum.  We're getting quite a collection of Hoffmanites over here now  :)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: RussellG on February 28, 2009, 03:40:34 PM
My Abyssinian out in her cat run:
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: darkmatter on February 28, 2009, 03:56:49 PM
My Abyssinian out in her cat run:

Hi Russell,

Indeed  ;D great pic of the Abby I really miss my Abby cat Cleo we had when I lived with my parents, she died a couple of years ago at 21  :'(

Look forward to plenty of good classical discussion here ;D

Simon  :)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Hollywood on February 28, 2009, 11:45:38 PM
Here's our cat Gizmo.

(http://members.chello.at/arh-19/pix/gizmo-christmas.jpg)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: RussellG on March 01, 2009, 12:27:41 AM
Hi Russell,

Indeed  ;D great pic of the Abby I really miss my Abby cat Cleo we had when I lived with my parents, she died a couple of years ago at 21  :'(

Look forward to plenty of good classical discussion here ;D

Simon  :)

21 is a grand old age for any cat.  My Abby's still got 16 years left at that rate!
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Henritus on March 12, 2009, 07:34:05 PM
A cat thread!
I have five of them.

first picture
Top (from left): Delite, Obi-wan
Bottom: Frosty, Sammy and Rudy.

2nd picture.
and again Obi-wan and Sammy (4 years before)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: RussellG on March 12, 2009, 07:42:25 PM
A cat thread!
I have five of them.


Cute  8)  Do they all get along?
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Henritus 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.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Scots John 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.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Wendell_E 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
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen 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.

Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Brewski on March 14, 2009, 11:24:05 AM
Very amusing photo.  (And sorry to hear of your neighbor's cat...)

--Bruce
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen 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

Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Scots John 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!  :-[
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: RussellG 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.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen 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
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen 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  ::)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: RussellG 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  :)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen 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
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Henritus 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.

(http://convimg18.cyworld.com/400x0/http://cyimg18.cyworld.com/common/file_down.asp?redirect=%2Fj59101%2F2007%2F7%2F11%2F57%2Fnature+and+cats%284262%29%2Ejpg)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Henritus 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.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Henritus 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
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Henritus on March 16, 2009, 09:13:51 PM
and a fight scene. (a cat fight)



Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: RussellG on March 16, 2009, 09:34:23 PM
and a fight scene. (a cat fight)


Awwwww...they're just playing  ;)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: ChamberNut 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
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Scots John 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.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Dundonnell on May 22, 2009, 03:24:19 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.

Splendid, John :)

Lots of happy times and warm, loving companionship ahead :)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Dundonnell on May 22, 2009, 03:30:42 PM
This was intended to be a photo of my cd collection but my elderly cat(and a pair of boots) got in the way :)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Scots John on May 22, 2009, 03:40:22 PM
This was intended to be a photo of my cd collection but my elderly cat(and a pair of boots) got in the way :)

Looks like your boots and woots are friends.  Shame we didn't get a close up of the CD's so we could all scritinise it for which performances you have, etc   :o  ;)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: snyprrr on May 22, 2009, 03:49:40 PM
I like my cats extremely fat, 22-25lbs., or over. However, overfeeding induced diabetes can be expensive.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Dundonnell on May 22, 2009, 03:59:01 PM
I like my cats extremely fat, 22-25lbs., or over. However, overfeeding induced diabetes can be expensive.

IF this is a reference to my cat in the photograph...I should just point out that she is NOT as fat as she appears to be!

She is 15 and a half years old, is not overfed but has always been a house cat(I live in an apartment/flat) and does not, therefore, get outside.

John: these photographs will not help you, unfortunately.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Josquin des Prez on May 22, 2009, 04:10:38 PM
^ If you have a cat in the house you may want to reconsider that layout. Indeed, she's probably plotting something as we speak. Your CDs aren't safe man.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Dundonnell on May 22, 2009, 04:14:36 PM
^ If you have a cat in the house you may want to reconsider that layout. Indeed, she's probably plotting something as we speak. Your CDs aren't safe man.

 ;D ;D

I think that she is too old now to be jumping up anywhere :) She and the cd collection have co-existed happily for a long time now :)

But..I do take your point about needing more shelving ;D
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: DFO on May 22, 2009, 04:42:02 PM
And when a cat wants to show that he despised you, he does this:
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Scots John on May 23, 2009, 06:50:47 AM
My Woots...a very silly thing indeed.  :)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Scots John on May 23, 2009, 07:14:17 AM
IF this is a reference to my cat in the photograph...I should just point out that she is NOT as fat as she appears to be!

She is 15 and a half years old, is not overfed but has always been a house cat(I live in an apartment/flat) and does not, therefore, get outside.

John: these photographs will not help you, unfortunately.

They do not help me in a CD espionage caper, but they do provide valuable insight as to how your music is organised, how large a part it plays in your life, how you have an interest in art which extends to English classics, your ability to adapt listening pleasure between analogue, digital and other formats, where the CD's are (CD's which are still under review or used most frequently) and where the CD's are which can only be reached by ladder (most infrequently played), and the photos reveal that you are able to crouch comfortably when rummaging your CD's which have yet to be classified, or yet to be arranged in some way.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Renfield on May 23, 2009, 07:55:36 AM
They do not help me in a CD espionage caper, but they do provide valuable insight as to how your music is organised, how large a part it plays in your life, how you have an interest in art which extends to English classics, your ability to adapt listening pleasure between analogue, digital and other formats, where the CD's are (CD's which are still under review or used most frequently) and where the CD's are which can only be reached by ladder (most infrequently played), and the photos reveal that you are able to crouch comfortably when rummaging your CD's which have yet to be classified, or yet to be arranged in some way.


Well observed, agent J! ;)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Scots John on May 23, 2009, 09:45:01 AM
Well observed, agent J! ;)

Thank you Emissary R, a fuller report will be issued when I get the forensics from Tayside Police, including a full list of what Colin listens to by using an UHD (Ultra High Definition) device to probe the photographs, and what his cat has been eating for it to live so long.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Dundonnell on May 23, 2009, 11:23:07 AM
Good grief...I am speechless :o

So much analysis and deduction from two photographs! :)

Well, John, you are correct in almost all of your conclusions :) The only one which is awry is that the cds I listen to less frequently are the ones most inaccessibly placed. My collection is arranged in strictly alphabetical order by composer. Thus the first cd on the top shelf left of the alcove is Komei Abe's Symphony No.1(Naxos). The alcove contains all composers from Abe to Alfred Hill. With Paul Hindemith onwards the cds are stored in the wooden towers and the shelves. Unfortunately, from Richard Strauss onwards the cds have outgrown my existing shelving and are therefore piled up on top. Vaughan Williams cds make up one entire pile ;D Oh....the total number of cds-as of today-is 2629.

I know that I need more shelves but I have been putting that off until the room is re-decorated(which will be done....?) :)

And...since this thread is supposed to be about Cats ;D.......that is another smashing photo of your new 'Woots' :)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: knight66 on May 23, 2009, 11:55:45 AM
My boss sent this to me, I hope you enjoy it.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvo-g_JvURI&feature=related

Mike
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on May 23, 2009, 12:42:20 PM
Now I understand what 'woots' means! What a beautiful kitten - I wish you (John) much fun with him (her?) Your analysis from Colin's CD collection sounds as perceptive as the one you did from my books, caught in the backround of the photo of my own nearly 15 year old woots, Charlie.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Scots John on June 27, 2009, 08:01:17 AM
The Woots is a male.  He is growing up, and can now tear my arm clean off...
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on June 27, 2009, 10:18:47 AM
The Woots is a male.  He is growing up, and can now tear my arm clean off...

That is one savage cat. Are you sure that he is a cat ('woots') and not a panther?
 ;D
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Scots John on June 30, 2009, 07:13:31 AM
That is one savage cat. Are you sure that he is a cat ('woots') and not a panther?
 ;D

 ;D He's a savage woots alright.  I totally love the wee thing.
I have applied for him to join the 'Wooteez' which as you know is the military branch of feline life.  He sports the right stripes and is likely to make his mark in frontline fighting, protecting the perimeter of the back yard.
This will give him access to (talking of Panthers) Panther Tanks, Tooth Extenders and the latest technology in Sharp Claw routines.
I'll keep reporting from time to time on his debriefing from the backyard frontline... ;)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Joe Barron on June 30, 2009, 07:24:03 AM
Classic Creature Comforts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob-OVUoJ1RM) short on dogs v. cats. I love this series.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Joe Barron on June 30, 2009, 07:24:57 AM
John: these photographs will not help you, unfortunately.

My gosh, and I was feeling guilty about too many CDs!
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Scots John on July 02, 2009, 07:20:57 AM
This is the Field Marshall of the local Wooteez, who will be taking the Woots out on reconnasaince missions around the backyard perimeter.  He has seen action in Afghanistan, San Francisco, Iraq and Benidorm, and I expect my Woots will make a great trainee.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: DavidRoss on July 02, 2009, 10:42:47 AM
 He has seen action in...San Francisco....
:o
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Dr. Dread on July 03, 2009, 07:12:53 AM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/akdobbins/wtf-is-wrong-with-my-cat
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on July 04, 2009, 09:37:04 AM
http://letslaugh.net/general/hows-your-day-going-cats-and-humans/
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on September 27, 2009, 04:09:26 AM
Cat on a bus.  Really liked this story:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8176971.stm



Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Wendell_E on September 28, 2009, 08:07:03 AM
I broke my calico cat coffee mug this morning :'(.  Fortunately, my real, live, sixteen-year-old calico is fine.  A kitten picture of her:

Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: secondwind on September 28, 2009, 06:15:32 PM
I broke my calico cat coffee mug this morning :'(.  Fortunately, my real, live, sixteen-year-old calico is fine.  A kitten picture of her:


She's a pretty thing--and she seems to know it, too! :)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: DavidRoss on September 30, 2009, 11:33:16 AM
This is one of my kitty's favorites, from 101 Uses for a Dead Cat:

(http://www.cartoonstock.com/101_dead_cats/cartoon_catbig.gif)
Title: Re: Son of WOOTS!
Post by: Scots John on January 27, 2011, 10:20:35 AM
My Woots...a very silly thing indeed.  :)

That Woots caught unmanageable fleas in Liverpool, I couldn't get rid of them, so that poor Woots was dispatched back to its original owner.  But...

I now have a flea free SON OF WOOTS, the son of the Woots pictured above.  This Woots (called Woots 3) is by far the cleanest most comforting wee Woots I have had.  Woots 3 will go on to be a big Tom cat and a fabulous friend.  Here is Woots 3, son of Woots 2 pictured at the bottom as a kitten.  It was transported to Glasgow from Liverpool by a friend.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: DavidRoss on January 27, 2011, 11:53:38 AM
(http://s.petco.com/Assets/product_images/4/4258396651C.jpg)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Scots John on January 27, 2011, 01:04:01 PM
(http://s.petco.com/Assets/product_images/4/4258396651C.jpg)

I tried that, tablets, sprays, but the little black buggers just would not go away.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: DavidRoss on January 27, 2011, 01:27:06 PM
Did you try one of these?

http://www.youtube.com/v/fT1pNO11bjI&feature=related
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Scots John on January 27, 2011, 03:55:15 PM
No Sir, I did not try one of those, I did purchse one though and I am keeping it in store for my visit to Fantasyland, California in 2012.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: DavidRoss on January 27, 2011, 04:03:02 PM
Cool!  I wonder if you can bring it in your carry-on or if you'll have to put it with checked baggage?
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Wendell_E on August 13, 2011, 07:50:07 AM
Fortunately, my real, live, sixteen-year-old calico is fine. 

Then, on Ash Wednesday (March 9th, 2011), she suddenly was far from fine.   :'(

Three weeks later, I adopted Tenille from a friend:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v20/Wendelle/critters/P10000151.jpg)

No, I didn't name her, and yes, she has a brother named "The Captain".
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: DavidRoss on August 13, 2011, 06:38:19 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss, Wendell. 

On the brighter side, however, I have an answer to the question posed by Ms Palin in your signature:  They get them the same way political parties get candidates:  they volunteer!
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Renfield on August 14, 2011, 05:54:01 AM
I initially thought this was the Chat Thread, and the content proved unusually focused in topic... ;D


John, have you considered naming successive Wootses using Roman numerals, like kings and Popes?

WOOTS III LIVERPPUDLIANIS



Edit: That is clearly not how you translate 'of Liverpool' in Latin, but it does have an amusingly pompous ring to it.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on January 30, 2020, 12:12:16 PM
'No time spent with a cat is ever wasted' (Colette)

Nice story:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-51264786
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 09, 2020, 01:18:18 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/G28nZ6WN/yht32di1r5841.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
 (https://postimages.org/)
Thank you for making me laugh and smile.   ;D
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on March 14, 2020, 10:57:59 PM
Maybe this should be linked to the 'That Darn Cat Thread'.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 15, 2020, 09:00:52 AM
Not our cat; but how she sees herself:

(https://i.postimg.cc/43gChJXh/hqdefault.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
...as Thor's little sister?   ;)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 17, 2020, 05:57:02 AM
Photo developed from glass plate negative found in little girl's "time capsule" created 120 years ago:

(https://i.postimg.cc/kXSrfQ80/1.png) (https://postimages.org/)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IoDj4mXdqmc
Thanks for posting this!  That was cool to watch!  :)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: geralmar on April 10, 2020, 02:43:39 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/j2D5ZvBV/jc9Gv30.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Kaga2 on April 10, 2020, 03:39:02 PM
My cat has a trick worked out. When the bed is unmade I play the red dot on it with her. So sometimes she sees me and runs partway up the stairs. If I follow she runs to the bedroom door and waits. Then she runs to the bed and waits while I get the laser pointer.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on April 11, 2020, 05:48:57 AM
My cat has a trick worked out. When the bed is unmade I play the red dot on it with her. So sometimes she sees me and runs partway up the stairs. If I follow she runs to the bedroom door and waits. Then she runs to the bed and waits while I get the laser pointer.
;D She has you well-trained!   ;)

Missing having one (yet again):  Saw signs of a mouse (always means that there's more than one!); cleaned area up and set traps yesterday.  This morning, found that I had caught one....one small victory for the human!
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Kaga2 on April 11, 2020, 06:57:53 AM
;D She has you well-trained!   ;)

Missing having one (yet again):  Saw signs of a mouse (always means that there's more than one!); cleaned area up and set traps yesterday.  This morning, found that I had caught one....one small victory for the human!
We have two cats. The 15 year old is a world class mouser still. The 3 year old, who has me trained, is a bit tubby. She tries but almost never catches anything. She stalks birds, which is pretty hilarious as she never has the remotest chance of catching one.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on April 11, 2020, 01:32:28 PM
Sounds like the young'un needs to pay attention to his elder!  ;)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on April 11, 2020, 02:04:31 PM
I heard about this recently...o.k. so they're not domesticated cats, but.....do check this out:  https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/cheetah-cub-cam.  Mom just had four cubs (about 5 days ago); she just stepped out for a moment.  The little ones are curled up in a corner.   :)  Mom's already back and it's grooming time!

Saddened to hear that tigers can catch the corona virus from their asymptomatic caregivers; zoos are upping their precautions for cats and primates (heard today).  I believe that there are now six tigers who were infected at the Bronx Zoo.  From what I understand, not badly and are improving. 

Nice that zoos are offering live cams....and a big thank you to all of the caregivers who are continuing to look out for the animals whilst the zoos (and most of society) are shut down.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on April 12, 2020, 07:07:03 AM
Found this to be amusing (and somewhat helpful too!):  https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/quarantine-tips-from-my-cat
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on April 13, 2020, 03:47:58 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/rsSkN7Jq/Spanish-Flu-1918-Family-Portrait-600x315-cropped-center-top.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/3xqcWnX1/1918-spanish-flu-family-portrait-cat-face-mask-1024x536.png) (https://postimages.org/)

I remain skeptical.
You might want to check this out:https://virus.stanford.edu/uda/fluresponse.html and this: https://www.sfgate.com/coronavirus/article/1918-pandemic-masks-bay-area-california-15185425.php

I expect that the cat didn't put up with the mask for long! 

You should watch this:  go to the 30:00 minute mark.  It's about a couple in Clara, Ireland who have a small farm and decided to add to it.   :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BvB0182xag

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on April 13, 2020, 06:22:28 AM
Speaking of mousers, check out this guy!  Current count 6 in nest...no make that five as she just ate one!  ???https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/barred-owls/

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: geralmar on April 25, 2020, 10:55:41 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/bNsqkhPK/AFRICA-FLYING5.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: geralmar on May 13, 2020, 09:00:47 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/wT8qSKmD/cats-in-small-shops17.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/L6t9Sytw/cats-in-small-shops16.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/zvnrJBgK/cats-in-small-shops4.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: geralmar on May 21, 2020, 01:59:07 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/TY90GKkm/book11-1.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


(https://i.postimg.cc/15JG2Ltr/1951826-UY630-SR1200-630.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on May 22, 2020, 04:42:52 PM
This was hard to see and read...I hope that they make it.   :'(

https://www.bbc.com/news/the-reporters-52760380

Best,

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: SimonNZ on May 22, 2020, 05:15:00 PM
(https://www.shutupandtakemymoney.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/dog-vs-cat-work-from-home-opinions-meme.jpg)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on June 15, 2020, 03:21:24 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/K855DRRM/ZTEbpdc.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Good one Geralmar!   ;D
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: accmacmus on June 16, 2020, 09:37:16 AM
The cyanotype picture is amazing, make me wish I knew something — anything! — about photography.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on June 16, 2020, 03:00:08 PM
The cyanotype picture is amazing, make me wish I knew something — anything! — about photography.
Hello accmacmus,

I remember last summer seeing an artist's work (at a monthly gallery artists' exhibitions) who used that kind of effect with plants.  I think though that she also did some prints in other colors?  I was quite impressed by her work.  Will see if I can find out her name and see what kind of processes she used.

You're not alone in wishing that they knew more about photography....and wished that they (meaning at least 'I') could take a decent picture!  ;) :)

Best wishes,

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on July 06, 2020, 05:59:48 AM
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2621/9594/files/Screen_Shot_2020-03-29_at_2.40.05_PM_large.png?v=1585507296)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/17/ba/e9/17bae9d85956b682961f72cdbea47a8e.jpg)

(https://kittyexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Screen_Shot_2020-03-24_at_2.50.40_PM_large.png)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on July 07, 2020, 09:06:13 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/DzwrxJ2R/gifts-for-cats6.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Clever cat!
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on July 08, 2020, 06:47:30 AM
Geralmar, now what did you do with the lid for that thing! lol

And, yes, why go for the dish when you can go for the motherlode instead?

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on July 08, 2020, 10:44:55 AM
I thought that these photos were too sweet.   :)

(https://www.zarias.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/45010216-funny-cat-pictures.jpg)

(https://www.zarias.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/48010216-funny-cat-pictures.jpg)

(https://www.zarias.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/61010216-funny-cat-pictures.jpg)

Sorry, couldn't resist!
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: JBS on July 08, 2020, 11:40:00 AM
No reason to apologize!
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on July 08, 2020, 09:30:15 PM
Canterbury Cathedral Cat drinks vicar's milk during morning prayers:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=canterbury+cat+drinks+milk&&view=detail&mid=9296CC67A47238294E1F9296CC67A47238294E1F&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dcanterbury%2Bcat%2Bdrinks%2Bmilk%26FORM%3DHDRSC4
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on July 09, 2020, 06:38:22 AM
Canterbury Cathedral Cat drinks vicar's milk during morning prayers:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=canterbury+cat+drinks+milk&&view=detail&mid=9296CC67A47238294E1F9296CC67A47238294E1F&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dcanterbury%2Bcat%2Bdrinks%2Bmilk%26FORM%3DHDRSC4
Quite amusing...thanks!  I suspect that the cat upstaged the vicar there.  Hope that vicar didn't then pour the milk into his tea?!  That said, I suspect that I've shared more than one glass of water with a cat or two during the course of my lifetime.

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on July 09, 2020, 09:17:25 AM
Canterbury Cathedral Cat drinks vicar's milk during morning prayers:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=canterbury+cat+drinks+milk&&view=detail&mid=9296CC67A47238294E1F9296CC67A47238294E1F&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dcanterbury%2Bcat%2Bdrinks%2Bmilk%26FORM%3DHDRSC4
Jeffrey,

I see that there is more than one cat there that likes to get into mischief:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nysQvcNNlc

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Papy Oli on August 11, 2020, 12:20:25 PM
Haven't check if this has been posted before but this is the BBC news website, with genuine articles from the BBC website but all the pics have been changed to cats...

https://bbcmews.co.uk/news (https://bbcmews.co.uk/news)

I don't particularly like cats but there you go  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 14, 2020, 09:58:03 AM
Haven't check if this has been posted before but this is the BBC news website, with genuine articles from the BBC website but all the pics have been changed to cats...

https://bbcmews.co.uk/news (https://bbcmews.co.uk/news)

I don't particularly like cats but there you go  :laugh:
Wonder how someone did that!

This made me laugh (from a Readers' Digest article):

(https://www.rd.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/US180651A.jpg)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: drogulus on August 15, 2020, 05:44:42 PM

     Here on my walkway is the CowCat, being tended to by the Spy Novel Connoisseur, a famous person in my apartment.

     (https://i.imgur.com/FKdypU7.jpg) 
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 16, 2020, 04:29:50 AM
Sweet!  I expect that they are both happy with the situation.   :)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: SimonNZ on August 23, 2020, 03:07:41 AM
heh, first time I'm hearing about this:

The Guardian:

Celebrity cat called Mittens in the running to be New Zealander of the year
Also making the cut are PM Jacinda Ardern and the director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/20/celebrity-cat-in-the-running-to-be-new-zealander-of-the-year)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mittens_(cat)

(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9537329664/h62DDAF45/cat) (https://i.redd.it/a0sl86fv53111.jpg) (https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9537340672/hB58CA0E0/person-ghotin-colvin-es) (http://[img height=300]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/FqIvn-uNS9p3dzn_7tk55RT5VcYQvQcixJzxUDD06z74j3HTjotk3-30Y8_QiDizhTVCWhlK1ICuCZ6qx7QEWmE-q_JNHj2EbRsygt4dusEjXlmttQmkwOxdVtL9) (https://i.redd.it/20g07cj6pll41.jpg) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/CiKSiFEJU2MIZfXM2vURSVNIJjR8gCN3oigBiuXM7vUqW_9mjrUU-5M19QgthqHu2v-BfLcycZk1pbCx7AxCl0XqttBSIvK3U-1C9zR9O8QRygnbZns0bdUDzx_zXg) (https://i.redd.it/reke6uaoyl421.jpg) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/eZwlSbw6v_yxfZseAS5F5-rvPgi7bEwNwLs2-NTbv2yv-AaANFabdZpVqB5TzLU0ENlFLHisWWsjWE2_VJv05_2rw93AeKxxYBpCl_DwTJOkUDorzzUyt1qjy608) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/hyGs57YYN0jh9mhNCxEyqVEUReFsGfFV6geDFH_7iPWH0zQzZa9sP8HiD2K5wS8HugM2VJxPUbQ6eQIVgYWADd14vIHSuVBRbmakuwT_Iki6fY196mZv8Uy0YSws) (http://petslady.com/sites/default/files/inline-images/mittens%202.jpg) (http://petslady.com/sites/default/files/inline-images/mittens%2013.jpg)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 23, 2020, 06:20:57 AM
heh, first time I'm hearing about this:

The Guardian:

Celebrity cat called Mittens in the running to be New Zealander of the year
Also making the cut are PM Jacinda Ardern and the director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/20/celebrity-cat-in-the-running-to-be-new-zealander-of-the-year)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mittens_(cat)

(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9537329664/h62DDAF45/cat) (https://i.redd.it/a0sl86fv53111.jpg) (https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9537340672/hB58CA0E0/person-ghotin-colvin-es) (http://[img height=300]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/FqIvn-uNS9p3dzn_7tk55RT5VcYQvQcixJzxUDD06z74j3HTjotk3-30Y8_QiDizhTVCWhlK1ICuCZ6qx7QEWmE-q_JNHj2EbRsygt4dusEjXlmttQmkwOxdVtL9) (https://i.redd.it/20g07cj6pll41.jpg) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/CiKSiFEJU2MIZfXM2vURSVNIJjR8gCN3oigBiuXM7vUqW_9mjrUU-5M19QgthqHu2v-BfLcycZk1pbCx7AxCl0XqttBSIvK3U-1C9zR9O8QRygnbZns0bdUDzx_zXg) (https://i.redd.it/reke6uaoyl421.jpg) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/eZwlSbw6v_yxfZseAS5F5-rvPgi7bEwNwLs2-NTbv2yv-AaANFabdZpVqB5TzLU0ENlFLHisWWsjWE2_VJv05_2rw93AeKxxYBpCl_DwTJOkUDorzzUyt1qjy608) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/hyGs57YYN0jh9mhNCxEyqVEUReFsGfFV6geDFH_7iPWH0zQzZa9sP8HiD2K5wS8HugM2VJxPUbQ6eQIVgYWADd14vIHSuVBRbmakuwT_Iki6fY196mZv8Uy0YSws) (http://petslady.com/sites/default/files/inline-images/mittens%202.jpg) (http://petslady.com/sites/default/files/inline-images/mittens%2013.jpg)
Sweet!  I do rather pity the person that is allergic to cats and goes to try on the jeans though!
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on August 23, 2020, 06:52:02 PM
Wonder how someone did that!

This made me laugh (from a Readers' Digest article):

(https://www.rd.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/US180651A.jpg)
Yes, that's a very nice cartoon. I like the frame of the cat looking down!
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 27, 2020, 08:28:31 AM
I just ran across this graphic novel-type (cartoon?) story and was quite impressed by it.  What do you think?

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/i-got-a-cat

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on August 27, 2020, 08:20:03 PM
I just ran across this graphic novel-type (cartoon?) story and was quite impressed by it.  What do you think?

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/i-got-a-cat

PD

Won't download at the moment. I'll try later.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 28, 2020, 07:28:52 AM
Always I wanted to visit one of these cats-majority islands, but didn’t have a chance. The article is about Aoshima (Blue Island).

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/03/a-visit-to-aoshima-a-cat-island-in-japan/386647/

Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on September 20, 2020, 08:38:03 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/x8fTLgR5/cat-thieves-caught3.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
 (https://postimages.org/)
Geralmar,

Is that your little one?  Must be interested in the tuna fish surprise cake batter!  :)

I have a wooden (mobile) kitchen butcher's block table which I purchased years ago to give me some more counter space.  You can guess who quickly appropriated it!

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on September 20, 2020, 08:54:58 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/NMSY3SPF/PZYGkk6.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
:laugh:

You might appreciate this one:

(https://www.foyles.co.uk/cms-uploaded/NYcats03.jpg)

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on October 03, 2020, 07:21:46 AM
I love this story:  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-54329606

She chose her human well.  :)

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: geralmar on October 14, 2020, 11:50:41 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/yxVSN0sc/sam-gross-honey-i-m-home-new-yorker-cartoon.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on October 14, 2020, 02:29:06 PM
Cute!  :)

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on October 16, 2020, 01:21:12 PM
(https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000VuKcDP8f00A/s/900/720/Cats-Cartoons-Punch-Magazine-1970-03-11-381.jpg)

Thinking of our British friends:

(https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000kWliJ_hMloA/s/1200/I0000kWliJ_hMloA.jpg)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on October 17, 2020, 12:18:55 AM
I love this story:  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-54329606

She chose her human well.  :)

PD
Great story PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on October 27, 2020, 05:20:03 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/zG9PsVNM/2d783g5.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Augh!  Absolutely too cute!  ;D
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: drogulus on October 27, 2020, 04:08:11 PM

     The Cowcat and its good friend the Civilized Dog (peace and blessings etc.) take a deserved break from the vicissitudes of life.

     (https://i.imgur.com/C9YgB3Q.jpg)

Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on October 28, 2020, 08:14:33 AM
     The Cowcat and its good friend the Civilized Dog (peace and blessings etc.) take a deserved break from the vicissitudes of life.

     (https://i.imgur.com/C9YgB3Q.jpg)
Nice to see peace exists at least one place in this world!
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on October 29, 2020, 10:22:20 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/bYF0RxGP/YU6TJsD.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
 (https://postimages.org/)
:laugh: ;D

Trust that opening up a can of cat food restored harmony?

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on November 01, 2020, 03:32:01 AM
I just stumbled across this touching story about the life and impact of Doorkins Magnificat:  https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/29/europe/cathedral-cat-memorial-scli-intl-gbr/?hpt=ob_blogfooterold

(https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201029090559-02-doorkins-magnificat-cathedral-cat-dies-scli-intl-gbr-exlarge-169.jpg)

PD

Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on November 01, 2020, 08:26:28 AM
Nice to see peace exists at least one place in this world!
+1 great photo.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on November 01, 2020, 08:27:35 AM
I just stumbled across this touching story about the life and impact of Doorkins Magnificat:  https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/29/europe/cathedral-cat-memorial-scli-intl-gbr/?hpt=ob_blogfooterold

(https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201029090559-02-doorkins-magnificat-cathedral-cat-dies-scli-intl-gbr-exlarge-169.jpg)

PD

Yes, it's a lovely story. I liked the Dean of Southwark Cathedral's final comment. I was in that cathedral a few years ago with friends and am sure that I saw the famous cat.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on November 02, 2020, 04:48:46 AM
Yes, it's a lovely story. I liked the Dean of Southwark Cathedral's final comment. I was in that cathedral a few years ago with friends and am sure that I saw the famous cat.
I hope that the bishop who made those comments about "Is this a joke?", etc. "got it" in the end.  :(

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on November 02, 2020, 05:47:27 AM
I hope that the bishop who made those comments about "Is this a joke?", etc. "got it" in the end.  :(

PD

Me too.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on November 16, 2020, 03:29:23 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Y2Qc9b2G/XVmXAP7.jpg)
 (https://postimages.org/)
Good one and too true!

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: geralmar on November 26, 2020, 12:07:49 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/02mV88C4/cats-are-jerks20.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on December 09, 2020, 12:35:29 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/y6SMRkGC/CUlI5Na.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
:)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on December 09, 2020, 12:39:39 AM
(http://)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on December 09, 2020, 05:09:52 AM
That time of year to do battle; alas, as I am currently catless, I don't need to worry about that.  :(

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: geralmar on December 25, 2020, 08:40:46 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/TwYjvbTj/mick-stevens-new-improved-cat-can-i-get-you-anything-new-yorker-cartoon.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on December 26, 2020, 05:33:04 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/TwYjvbTj/mick-stevens-new-improved-cat-can-i-get-you-anything-new-yorker-cartoon.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Where can I get one of those?

I like this one:

(https://www.rd.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/US191250A.jpg)

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on December 29, 2020, 01:10:22 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/original/9049140736/h8F57782D/1)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/3c/f8/65/3cf865fb13beb994c006d35d1dab3732.jpg)

(https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/funny-cat-comics-scott-metzger-cartoons-6-5b0eb18133840__605.jpg)

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on December 30, 2020, 01:47:06 AM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/original/9049140736/h8F57782D/1)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/3c/f8/65/3cf865fb13beb994c006d35d1dab3732.jpg)

(https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/funny-cat-comics-scott-metzger-cartoons-6-5b0eb18133840__605.jpg)

PD
Excellent!
Love Humpty Dumpty.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on January 02, 2021, 08:41:00 AM
I think that I need to get the book 'Six Dinner Sid'!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-54710400
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on January 02, 2021, 09:57:46 AM
I think that I need to get the book 'Six Dinner Sid'!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-54710400
Oh, too funny!  I read that story yesterday!  Good of the author to share their story...hard though it was.  Towards the [young] end of my last cat's life, I realized that someone else recently started feeding him!  Not good for several reasons:  1) he gained about a pound in one month = 10% of his weight!; 2) He must have been being fed some sort of 'kitty crack' = inexpensive but tasty dry food, so that he would no longer eat his special food which helped to correct and then prevent dental disease; 3) and could have lead to other issues (like she described)--if he hadn't been hit by a car first.  :(  I'm sure that the person meant well, but they were creating problems instead.  I tried several times to put a collar around his neck, but the ones that they recommend (the breakaway type), he kept managing to get them off of his neck.  He was microchipped, however, with up to the date contact info re moi, the owner.

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on January 04, 2021, 10:11:17 AM
As we couldn't see my brother at Christmas this year he very kindly sent us a hamper of food and drink goodies. Now that the contents have been mainly consumed my wife thought that the large empty box would be an ideal place for me to store the papers that were cluttering up my desk. However, someone had other plans  ::)
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Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on January 05, 2021, 06:19:17 AM
As we couldn't see my brother at Christmas this year he very kindly sent us a hamper of food and drink goodies. Now that the contents have now been mainly consumed my wife thought that the large empty box would be an ideal place for me to store the papers that were cluttering up my desk. However, someone had other plans  ::)
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lol  A very handsome black kitty there Jeffrey....and such a lovely contrast to the red box too.  ;)  If you're really going to use that box, you'll have to come up with some ingenious compromise/alternative.

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on January 05, 2021, 10:00:22 AM
lol  A very handsome black kitty there Jeffrey....and such a lovely contrast to the red box too.  ;)  If you're really going to use that box, you'll have to come up with some ingenious compromise/alternative.

PD

Thank you PD. He's called Oliver.
 :)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on January 05, 2021, 12:26:56 PM
Thank you PD. He's called Oliver.
 :)
How did you come up with the name Oliver (Dickens?)?  And have you outfitted the said box with a cushion or old towel yet?  ;D

PD

p.s.  I love this cartoonist's work.  Her strip is called "Rhymes with Orange".  Here are a few:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/11/31/93/113193104a7fd7341afcaefa93780864.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KF5NFUW5-10/T4Lqsz0teJI/AAAAAAAAHAw/nMeuRme9Ax0/s1600/Rhymes_with_Orange..gif)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e6/35/3a/e6353afbeacb621ff58f6dffad47971a.gif)

Not cat related, but I thought that some here might appreciate this one:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a7/da/bd/a7dabd0db38cf0d8a3897c0a73f4bb97.gif)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on January 06, 2021, 01:43:18 AM
How did you come up with the name Oliver (Dickens?)?  And have you outfitted the said box with a cushion or old towel yet?  ;D

PD

p.s.  I love this cartoonist's work.  Her strip is called "Rhymes with Orange".  Here are a few:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/11/31/93/113193104a7fd7341afcaefa93780864.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KF5NFUW5-10/T4Lqsz0teJI/AAAAAAAAHAw/nMeuRme9Ax0/s1600/Rhymes_with_Orange..gif)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e6/35/3a/e6353afbeacb621ff58f6dffad47971a.gif)

Not cat related, but I thought that some here might appreciate this one:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a7/da/bd/a7dabd0db38cf0d8a3897c0a73f4bb97.gif)
I think that Oliver is one of the few names that my wife and I agreed on if we had a son (which we didn't) so, we gave the name to our cat instead - I think that it suits him. I love the cartoons, especially the computer keypad one. I was just watching a live TV interview on the BBC News about the cancellation of the A (Advanced) Level exams in school next Summer. A young school student was being interviewed and her cat kept on making an appearance. The Newsreader reassured her that pets were always welcome on the News!
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on January 06, 2021, 05:58:11 AM
Sweet, Jeffrey!  And, well he is family, so there you go!  :)

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on January 06, 2021, 08:29:05 AM
Sweet, Jeffrey!  And, well he is family, so there you go!  :)

PD
:)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: vandermolen on January 07, 2021, 01:19:50 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/J0PPg94X/N8rHnOD.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Great photo!
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on January 07, 2021, 07:45:11 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/J0PPg94X/N8rHnOD.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
"Me and my two best buds.  Look out world here we come!"  ;)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: geralmar on January 11, 2021, 03:50:13 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/KYT8GY1n/4FfMT1w.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on January 12, 2021, 02:43:04 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/KYT8GY1n/4FfMT1w.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
:laugh: :)

(https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/the-reality-of-owning-a-cat-2__700.jpg)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on January 13, 2021, 10:25:16 AM
Are humans even necessary?

(https://sbly-web-prod-shareably.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/15022938/cat5-2.jpg)

(https://sbly-web-prod-shareably.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/15024553/cat8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on January 14, 2021, 07:50:54 AM
And now for something totally different:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0a/0c/ad/0a0cad66e093f9ec5e0b34fdee2f05ea.jpg)

(https://cdn.curiousdoodle.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/photoshopingcat002.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/40/8b/09/408b097f556dccd019ed022ca07085c0.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ff/6c/b8/ff6cb8233feb71a731c65078e44329cf--red-squirrel-photoshop.jpg)
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Szykneij on January 17, 2021, 04:57:01 PM
Mr. Spunky and regular sized cat for scale.
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on January 18, 2021, 03:40:35 AM
Mr. Spunky and regular sized cat for scale.
Oh, my!  Are they both yours?  :)

How much does Mr. Spunky weigh and how long is he?

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Szykneij on January 18, 2021, 10:17:59 AM
We have 3 cats and 2 dogs, all of them rescues. The dogs are Satos from Puerto Rico.

The Spunkster was about 36 pounds when we last weighed him. I'm not sure how long he is. He is somewhat beachball shaped, so circumference might be a better measurement.

Here he is in a whiskey barrel planter.


Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on January 25, 2021, 02:34:39 PM
The two Biden dogs have been making the news (Champ and Major)...pets back in the White House!  And one of them is a rescue from a Delaware shelter (Major).  Yeah!

Apparently, Jill Biden (pardon, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden  ;D ) wants to get a cat too!  :)  Hurrah!

PD
Title: Re: The Cat Thread
Post by: SimonNZ on January 25, 2021, 04:21:09 PM
Googling "White House Cats" and there's lots of images I've never seen before:

(https://i1.wp.com/68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6aaroRh2o1rn5tfm.jpg?resize=500%2C592)

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0344/6469/files/Screen_Shot_2018-02-16_at_5.38.51_PM.png?v=1518820763)

(https://i1.wp.com/www.bjbangs.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/reagan_cats.jpg?w=464&ssl=1)

(https://cattime.com/assets/uploads/2019/04/JFK_Cat.jpg)

(https://blogs.loc.gov/picturethis/files/2018/09/3c31880v.jpg)

(https://preview.redd.it/2t2xs2v5m7nz.jpg?auto=webp&s=43ed5db5b03b4453cf480a0b4b2304e9ac473045)

(https://www.usmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Pets-White-House-Through-Years-02.jpg?w=800&quality=86&strip=all)

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/8f/06/e7/8f06e7a8c162ef2611bba3653f2a98b3.jpg)

(https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/george-w-bush-teases-his-cat-ernie-while-at-the-governors-mansion-in-picture-id525605058)

(https://assets.rbl.ms/4141776/origin.jpg)

and somehow I don't think I've seen this before:

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0344/6469/files/Screen_Shot_2018-02-16_at_5.34.37_PM.png?v=1518820503)