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MED6753 wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2024 10:33 pm --- Since he is strictly an indoor cat ...
Poor little thing. I hope there is enough indoor "livestock" for him to chase, catch, and kill.
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tggzzz wrote: Tue Apr 30, 2024 9:58 am
MED6753 wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2024 10:33 pm --- Since he is strictly an indoor cat ...
Poor little thing. I hope there is enough indoor "livestock" for him to chase, catch, and kill.
Other than an odd bug or two to chase down and eat that's it. We are completely rodent free here. But there are plenty of birds and squirrels outside to watch and lust after.
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Cubdriver wrote: Tue Apr 30, 2024 5:59 am Crummy iPhone photo of my friend Stacey's cat Cocoa Bean - she has the most stunningly beautiful sapphire blue eyes:

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Some one of these years I need to bring my DSLR over there and get some good photos of her...

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Looks exactly like the female Siamese we had when I was a kid. Thanks for the memory.
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MED6753 wrote: Tue Apr 30, 2024 1:26 pm
tggzzz wrote: Tue Apr 30, 2024 9:58 am
MED6753 wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2024 10:33 pm --- Since he is strictly an indoor cat ...
Poor little thing. I hope there is enough indoor "livestock" for him to chase, catch, and kill.
Other than an odd bug or two to chase down and eat that's it. We are completely rodent free here. But there are plenty of birds and squirrels outside to watch and lust after.
So you just tease it? Poor little thing :)
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Cerebus wrote: Tue Apr 30, 2024 1:09 am
MED6753 wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2024 10:33 pm He was born late May - early June last year so he's now fully grown. And yes, he has put a little extra weight. Since he is strictly an indoor cat we have already taken steps to cut back on his food and try to exercise him as much as possible.
I wasn't suggesting that he's becoming a chonker, just that he's grown. A lot. He's full CRT scope size now, he just used to be small frequency counter size.
When we got him at about 6 weeks old in first week in July last year.

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Now. He wouldn't sit still and kept trying to bat the camera. A typical domestic shorthair should weigh no more than 12 pounds and he's getting close to that. So his food ration is being cut back so he doesn't get porky.

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The Three Amigos turned NINE today :shock: :shock: :shock:

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An older video from the slowmo guys:
How elegant she's jumping on top of the fence! Very beautiful!
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BU508A wrote: Sat May 11, 2024 12:20 pm An older video from the slowmo guys:
How elegant she's jumping on top of the fence! Very beautiful!
It always amazes me how perfectly in tune with themselves they are - they’ll jump juuuuust hard enough to get where they want to go, but no harder. My old cat used to hop up on the back of the kitchen chairs, and would land it perfectly every time. If you were sitting in one when he did it, you *might* feel a little jolt when he got up there, but not often. I’d usually realize when he poked his nose past me to see what I was doing.

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Figure I could contribute to this one for once ...

So I went on holiday recently to a wonderful Mediterranean archipelago and what did I find? Lots of stray cats. Well they aren't your usual strays. The local community look after this lot very well. They even have cat houses around they can sit and chill in. And they were all quite sociable, chilled and like to hang around people.

This one decided to make friends with me in Gozo at a cafe. Wasn't interested in food, just wanted to lie in the sun next to someone...

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This one was out cold next to the Valletta / Sliema ferry terminal...

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And this one was enjoying lunch in central Valletta. Eating Italian today...

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Just found a picture of my father's old cat "Duke". Ugly motherfucker. Also couldn't meow - just blew raspberries.
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bd139 wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 8:07 pm Just found a picture of my father's old cat "Duke". Ugly motherfucker. Also couldn't meow - just blew raspberries.

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Bloody hell, that's not a cat, it's something out of a DM's Monster Guide
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AVGresponding wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 10:05 am
bd139 wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 8:07 pm Just found a picture of my father's old cat "Duke". Ugly motherfucker. Also couldn't meow - just blew raspberries.

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Bloody hell, that's not a cat, it's something out of a DM's Monster Guide
Yup. He was a surprisingly nice cat considering the appearance though :lol:
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All kids should have a cat.
They teach that actions have consequences---piss off the kitty & you will get clawed! :)
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vk6zgo wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 12:49 am All kids should have a cat.
They teach that actions have consequences---piss off the kitty & you will get clawed! :)
Yeah that 100% agree.

The ex wife's ones are teaching them patience too. Yes I'll sit on your instructions :lol:
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vk6zgo wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 12:49 am All kids should have a cat.
They teach that actions have consequences---piss off the kitty & you will get clawed! :)
FTFY

I well remember landlady's cat sitting on me, contentedly purring. And slowly repeatedly extending its claws into my thighs.
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tggzzz wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 7:49 am
vk6zgo wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 12:49 am All kids should have a cat.
They teach that actions have consequences---piss off the kitty & you will get clawed! :)
FTFY

I well remember landlady's cat sitting on me, contentedly purring. And slowly repeatedly extending its claws into my thighs.
Never a problem I had. Cat's sitting on me was always a thing to be actively discouraged from the off. They rapidly got the message and kept their distance.

I am not a cat person.

A woman in the local shop is big into dogs and feeds foxes. She says she prefers animals to people as she doesn't like many people. I told her I like few people and fewer animals and much prefer machines.
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Zenith wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 9:29 am
tggzzz wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 7:49 am
vk6zgo wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 12:49 am All kids should have a cat.
They teach that actions have consequences---piss off the kitty & you will get clawed! :)
FTFY

I well remember landlady's cat sitting on me, contentedly purring. And slowly repeatedly extending its claws into my thighs.
Never a problem I had. Cat's sitting on me was always a thing to be actively discouraged from the off. They rapidly got the message and kept their distance.

I am not a cat person.
I tolerate cats, but the "mixed messages" is distinctly off putting.
A woman in the local shop is big into dogs and feeds foxes. She says she prefers animals to people as she doesn't like many people. I told her I like few people and fewer animals and much prefer machines.
My mother liked feeding the urban foxes. My daughter hates foxes, since they have been known to eat her chickens. Fortunately the mind is good at compartmentalising such things :)

Daughter uses her dog as a bozo-filter: if people don't tolerate the dog, she is unlikely to tolerate them. I've just realised that dog has Asperger's; daughter disagrees :)
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tggzzz wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 10:05 am
Zenith wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 9:29 am
tggzzz wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 7:49 am

FTFY

I well remember landlady's cat sitting on me, contentedly purring. And slowly repeatedly extending its claws into my thighs.
Never a problem I had. Cat's sitting on me was always a thing to be actively discouraged from the off. They rapidly got the message and kept their distance.

I am not a cat person.
I tolerate cats, but the "mixed messages" is distinctly off putting.
A woman in the local shop is big into dogs and feeds foxes. She says she prefers animals to people as she doesn't like many people. I told her I like few people and fewer animals and much prefer machines.
My mother liked feeding the urban foxes. My daughter hates foxes, since they have been known to eat her chickens. Fortunately the mind is good at compartmentalising such things :)

Daughter uses her dog as a bozo-filter: if people don't tolerate the dog, she is unlikely to tolerate them. I've just realised that dog has Asperger's; daughter disagrees :)
I will not go out with anyone who has a dog. All dogs are grade A retards. I can't cope with one of those in my life.
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bd139 wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 8:43 pm I will not go out with anyone who has a dog. All dogs are grade A retards. I can't cope with one of those in my life.
I can see the appeal of them, especially if you have a use for them, but mainly I see them as a tie, an expense and a nuisance.
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bd139 wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 8:43 pm

I will not go out with anyone who has a dog. All dogs are grade A retards. I can't cope with one of those in my life.
Ditto, ditto, and ditto. Especially the ones with the little yap dogs that they carry around like a baby. :roll:
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MED6753 wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 10:55 pm
bd139 wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 8:43 pm

I will not go out with anyone who has a dog. All dogs are grade A retards. I can't cope with one of those in my life.
Ditto, ditto, and ditto. Especially the ones with the little yap dogs that they carry around like a baby. :roll:
AKA 'Barking Cats'.

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Dogs are needy creatures, need to be taken for walks etc and need to be bossed and they see their keepers as their masters, whereas cats are the opposite, cats stay with you because they want to, they love you, they don't need to have a boss in their life, they think they are your boss :lol:
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bd139 wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 8:43 pm
tggzzz wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 10:05 am
Zenith wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 9:29 am

Never a problem I had. Cat's sitting on me was always a thing to be actively discouraged from the off. They rapidly got the message and kept their distance.

I am not a cat person.
I tolerate cats, but the "mixed messages" is distinctly off putting.
A woman in the local shop is big into dogs and feeds foxes. She says she prefers animals to people as she doesn't like many people. I told her I like few people and fewer animals and much prefer machines.
My mother liked feeding the urban foxes. My daughter hates foxes, since they have been known to eat her chickens. Fortunately the mind is good at compartmentalising such things :)

Daughter uses her dog as a bozo-filter: if people don't tolerate the dog, she is unlikely to tolerate them. I've just realised that dog has Asperger's; daughter disagrees :)
I will not go out with anyone who has a dog. All dogs are grade A retards. I can't cope with one of those in my life.
Not daughter's dog; it is as sharp as a tack. I've never seen anything like it.

It actively enjoys brain-teasers. Obviously the "where's the mouse/squirrel/fox/cat been recently". Failing that, it enjoys its toys being hidden and being told to find them. Failing that, it enjoys being taught meaningless amusing tricks.

It is remarkably sensitive to its owner's emotions. Worries about purse snatchers expressed through body language caused it to worry about bikes/mopeds/motorbikes. Given the choice between fight or flee, the choice is fight (exception: swans!). Unfortunately it wins all those fights: they go away.

Given the aloofness/randomness of cats, there's no way I would want to be involved with a cat woman :)
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