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21 Feb 2013 04:51

Hello,

Thanks for the excellent contribution to the discussion. I love this image it's beautiful I set it as my background!

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09 Mar 2013 01:55

I demand the other cat thread be merged with this one. We need to keep far ahead of the dog thread.
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09 Mar 2013 04:20

BroDeal wrote:I demand the other cat thread be merged with this one. We need to keep far ahead of the dog thread.


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09 Mar 2013 04:55

BroDeal wrote:I demand the other cat thread be merged with this one. We need to keep far ahead of the dog thread.


Dude, without being catty, I can honestly say, if you need to stay THAT far ahead of the dog thread, it is no wonder you have a reputation for being grouchy. It stands, at the mo, at about 8 to 1, right? Sheesh. If you were riding the RAAM, you'd be in NYC when the dogs left CA!

I've got a story for ya. I've mostly had cats in my adult years. I grew up in a house that bred and trained dogs. But dogs are more maintenance than cats. So I had cats.

One year I had a cat while living in the city - and she got hit by a car. So I went to the pound to find a new kitty. I walked up and down the aisles, looking for a kitten with bright eyes and a calm demeanor. I figured if the kitten could stay calm in a pound, well, should be a calm cat! So I said to the attendant - I want this one. The attendant told me to come back on Saturday, and they would do the paperwork then.

I came back on Saturday, and they were very busy. I didn't see my kitten, but I didn't want to interrupt the attendants. They were REALLY busy. After some time, I finally buttonholed an attendant, "Excuse me, I hate to interrupt . . ." and told them I was supposed to pick up my kitten. She asked for my paperwork. I told her the previous attendant had told me to do the paperwork today. She got a look on her face - not a good one, either.

She went to the back to check on something. It turned out she was checking to see if they had turned on the gas in the gas room yet. It was past the scheduled time, you see. Turned out nobody had done so, they were too busy. My kitten was in that room.

Idk what was up with the 1st attendant, but they knew better. It didn't really matter tho - that cat, Sammi, and I were together for 13 years. She traveled with me on occasion, too. She was a good traveler. When she passed away, I built her a wood coffin, with her name carved in the lid. I still miss her sometimes. Today we have two rescue cats - nothing like my old Sammi. These two are so energetic they drive me nuts - but they do keep the mouse pop down. I also have two dogs, and they get to run with me while I ride in the park next door.

Hope I haven't bored ya. That's my cat palmares, so to speak.
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09 Mar 2013 05:56

hiero2 wrote:Dude, without being catty, I can honestly say, if you need to stay THAT far ahead of the dog thread, it is no wonder you have a reputation for being grouchy. It stands, at the mo, at about 8 to 1, right? Sheesh. If you were riding the RAAM, you'd be in NYC when the dogs left CA!


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09 Mar 2013 07:08

hiero2 wrote:Dude, without being catty, I can honestly say, if you need to stay THAT far ahead of the dog thread, it is no wonder you have a reputation for being grouchy. It stands, at the mo, at about 8 to 1, right? Sheesh. If you were riding the RAAM, you'd be in NYC when the dogs left CA!

I've got a story for ya. I've mostly had cats in my adult years. I grew up in a house that bred and trained dogs. But dogs are more maintenance than cats. So I had cats.

One year I had a cat while living in the city - and she got hit by a car. So I went to the pound to find a new kitty. I walked up and down the aisles, looking for a kitten with bright eyes and a calm demeanor. I figured if the kitten could stay calm in a pound, well, should be a calm cat! So I said to the attendant - I want this one. The attendant told me to come back on Saturday, and they would do the paperwork then.

I came back on Saturday, and they were very busy. I didn't see my kitten, but I didn't want to interrupt the attendants. They were REALLY busy. After some time, I finally buttonholed an attendant, "Excuse me, I hate to interrupt . . ." and told them I was supposed to pick up my kitten. She asked for my paperwork. I told her the previous attendant had told me to do the paperwork today. She got a look on her face - not a good one, either.

She went to the back to check on something. It turned out she was checking to see if they had turned on the gas in the gas room yet. It was past the scheduled time, you see. Turned out nobody had done so, they were too busy. My kitten was in that room.

Idk what was up with the 1st attendant, but they knew better. It didn't really matter tho - that cat, Sammi, and I were together for 13 years. She traveled with me on occasion, too. She was a good traveler. When she passed away, I built her a wood coffin, with her name carved in the lid. I still miss her sometimes. Today we have two rescue cats - nothing like my old Sammi. These two are so energetic they drive me nuts - but they do keep the mouse pop down. I also have two dogs, and they get to run with me while I ride in the park next door.

Hope I haven't bored ya. That's my cat palmares, so to speak.


Cool story- I would love to have as long a history with cats.
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09 Mar 2013 09:04

Cats are awesome! :D
Aka The Ginger One.
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13 Mar 2013 22:19

"ahaha, ever had the feeling you been cheated?" JL SF Jan'78.

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14 Mar 2013 02:24

Benotti69 wrote:For the cats lovers.

Nice story in pics

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/one-cat-three-lives/


thank you :)
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14 Mar 2013 10:12

mewmewmew13 wrote:thank you :)


You are more than welcome.

We are getting a snow white Bengal Kitten next month. Female of course.

It will be my 4th cat.

Hope to get a dog this year too.
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14 Mar 2013 10:13

Image

:D
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Not sure...

14 Mar 2013 12:39

If this one has made it into the cat thread. Informative and useful.

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14 Mar 2013 15:11

LOL @ Benotti

Why only lesbians? :D
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14 Mar 2013 16:11

Netserk wrote:LOL @ Benotti

Why only lesbians? :D


No defo not only Lesbians. I borrowed that image from Stephen Fry's twitter.
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Aka The Ginger One.
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16 Mar 2013 21:15

Love that gingerV!:)
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20 Apr 2013 15:18

Just ran across this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=t3D8UqNLz7A&feature=endscreen

and I thought of this thread!



That NY Times piece linked a few posts up - very emotional. Well done. It reminds me of a cat who lived with me for 13 years.
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23 Apr 2013 00:06

Hey all you cat-lovers! This page should be fun for ya!

http://animal.discovery.com/breedselector/catselectorindex.do#mkcpgn=otbn1
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24 Apr 2013 23:04

Roughly 2 1/2 years after I lost my buddy of 19yrs Hunter(yes, I'm an HST fan,see new avatar), I've taken the plunge again and took in a rescue kitten. She was found abandoned or lost at 6wks old cowering under a boat in someone's back yard. I've had her now for nearly 8 months. It's been tough at times. Hunter was...well, perfect and I've tried really hard to not compare Clemmie to her. She's not terribly affectionate, she likes to have a little cuddle once or twice a day and otherwise she's off kind of doing her own thing. Hopefully things will get better with time.
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25 Apr 2013 01:46

marinoni wrote:She's not terribly affectionate, she likes to have a little cuddle once or twice a day and otherwise she's off kind of doing her own thing. Hopefully things will get better with time.

Some cats are affectionate and others seem to think of humans as little more than a meal ticket.

As long as our cats (six of 'em) come in at night, don't fight with each other (too much), don't pick on the dog, and don't keep me up all night playing The Flying Trampolini Brothers on the bed, I'm happy to just having them around.
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