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    Posted: July 17 2009 at 9:23am
I've not seen a chocolate lover kitty. Very amazing. Mine loved cantelope. D
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Originally posted by Angel Angel wrote:

Yea right Corn....blaming *******.   CAT LOVER'S UNITE!!!!!!


I am a cat lover as well. My calico cat thinks she owns the computer area, and travels about investigating and making sure things are in order. I am not a computer genius. Just a computer programmer since 1978. I mention this because having a lap cat who thought he was my assistant (he is now in cat heaven) was comforting as I labored for days at a time writing code.

My cat recently (she is 6 now) enjoys swatting at the mouse arrow, becomes keenly interested with anything that look edible running around on the cable screen. She once downed a full sized rabbit in the woods. When trying to take down a huge peacock she had met her match and wound being the chased instead of the chaser.

This was humiliating- her worst case scenario. And she sulked beneath the house for a day.

Cats add a whole new dimension to our world. They were worshiped by the Egyptians, considered evil by some of the oriental cultures, and are incredible readers of body language.

They possess an unusually large portion of the brain for tactile contact. An unpetted or unsnuggled cat is a miserable cat. A cat held against their will is an unhappy cat. Some people are afraid of them and they sense it. Some people are allergic to them but pet my cat anyway cos she's is so cute. My son loves and pets our cat. She is kitty to him and he often says "want to pet kitty or touch kitty."

She is immune to all flus so far and vaccinated against major cat diseases. Despite the rump in the face in the morning, being licked on the nose by a cat who sleeps on your chest every night and wakes you up with purring and hunger,  is an experience that only a true cat person can understand. I have had funerals for my cats and had a pet sematary http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Sematary
when my wife and I had 13 cats. Strangely the other cats would sit around as the lost one was interred and a tiny cross put up.

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I think mine did, too. He was 18 when he passed. New kitty "found me" and acts just like him. I feel great to have him back. What is the book, Pets Tell the Truth? D
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no,I was reading a different message does anyine slse have cats and one of theirs gets out all tthe time. I thought the writer was afraid for the cat's safety??

 

I do agree evergreen about cats returning and communicating with us. Pets Tell the truth is a great book.

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dr d: are you responding to my question "Does anyone here feel that their pets return?". Wasn't quite sure from your post. Thanks, D
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Are you afraid she'll eat an infected bird or that you will not be able to go out to get her? I have twenty cats. I changed the garage over to a playhouse for them They no longer go out anywhere except to the vets.
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Does anyone here feel that their pets return? My neighbors' beloved cat "Reuban" died early this year. A week ago, she had a dream that he was coming back to her. A few days ago, while visiting her brother in another part of the state, a cat came to their house and endeared itself to them so much that they brought her home. This new kitty took immediately to him (Reuben was his cat), walked under his feet the way Reuban used to, followed him everywhere the way Reuban did, immediately slept on his lap like Reuban and is mellow around other animals the way that Reuban was. Coincidence or truth? They both think it is Reuban returned. D
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Originally posted by i hate oknut's cats i hate oknut's cats wrote:

sup bill hows it going man..im new to the forum...funny story i heard you guys like cats?...me too i had one until i intentionally ran it over ....another time me and oknut we driving down the street when i swerved across the street just to take out all of oknut's pets, her dogs (frank) and her cats (starr)



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sup bill hows it going man..im new to the forum...funny story i heard you guys like cats?...me too i had one until i intentionally ran it over ....another time me and oknut we driving down the street when i swerved across the street just to take out all of oknut's pets, her dogs (frank) and her cats (starr)
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While searching for something else, I found a set of instructions for a "cat run". 
 
Very simple and workable idea; they put it up against the house with the basement window as the "door" to get in or out of it. (I imagine you could add a flap on the top incase you have to make them come in...)
 
Wood frame with the mesh staple gunned.
 
 
 

 

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We do -  OMG just counted - have 7! inside primary residence, including 2
"bpttle kittens I'm sure won't be able to throw out, plus I think 8 barn cats, plus one (now spayed) mama cat and her two c-section children cats in town...  aargh   Embarrassed
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I am late to this thread also, I recently lost a cat. His name was Flash because he was so... fast. He got ran over but at least the person who ran over him stopped and moved him out of the street.
 
I still have five tame cats and one stray that is almost tame. I am really working with him so I can get him neutered so I can bring him in when needed. We plan on bringing all the cats in when the birds come into this area.
 
I have been saving cat liter and food but do not have near enough.
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Thanks Evergreen.  I used my cat whisperer technique to cure the broken heart lol.  He stopped eating a few weeks after his brother died.  I really didn't think those sorts of things were possible, with regard to animals behaving that way after one dies. 
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    I agree that pets are people and we should treat them as our children. I am happy to see someone else feels as I do. We must protect pets, they don't even know there is a pandemic flu. I can't imagine how anyone can let their cat outside alone, where it could be injured or get rabies, never mind pandemic flu.
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let's do a poll of how many forum members have cats
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Originally posted by Albert Albert wrote:

Thanks D-  His Siamese brother is now reaching the end of his journey as well.  Since they were Siamese twins, the other one has not been doing well.   [IMG]height=17 alt="Broken Heart" src="smileys/smiley28.gif" width=17 align=absMiddle>
 

This leaves me with Oscar (10).  Smartest cat I've ever seen...

 

 

 

    
Albert: Are you giving your senior Prednisone? I give 1/2 pill/day and it really helps. Also, my vet gave me pain meds that I give sublingual at night so Panther gets a good sleep. This must be really hard on you. Hugs and Kisses. D
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Thanks D-  His Siamese brother is now reaching the end of his journey as well.  Since they were Siamese twins, the other one has not been doing well.   
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Albert Albert wrote:

I had two cats, one just died after 19 years.  They are indoor cats....  Anyway, the one that died was a big fan of wet food.  In fact, we used to feed him around 6 cans a day....  I now have 3000 extra cans of cat food.   [IMG]height=17 alt=LOL src="http://www.avianflutalk.com/smileys/smiley36.gif" width=17 align=absMiddle>
 

 

    
I'm late to this thread and wanted to say I'm sorry about your cat. My cat is 17 and wound up in kitty ICU last June. After ultrasound, the doc said "im sorry" and sent me home with pain meds. (pretty easy to read between those lines). Anyway, I used herbal parasite killer and homeopathics and he is with me one year later. ICU had served Gerber ham baby food, so when Panther wouldn't eat, I gave him that. Not only could I get him to eat it(or use a syringe), it has put on a lot of weight. Guess the babyfood has a lot of carbs. At least I can use my stockpiled babyfood for flavoring rice if I end up with a bunch. perish the thought. D
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i have a siamese cat "sophie" that has lived with me for 11 years. she NEVER goes outside. she seems perfectly content to look out the patio door and drool at the birds and other critters.  i had always been a dog person, until she came into my life. didn't know that cats were such caring loving animals. if i run out of people food i have LOADS of cat food to eat! of course i will share with sophie.
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I've got three cats (22 lb solid black one, medium-sized tabby and white one, and a smallish Siamese mix) and a Yorkie .... all indoors-only.

The dog does go outside to potty, but if need be, he can use newspapers indoors.

I haven't even started stocking up on cat food and litter.  Confused  They go through both like crazy, so it's kind of expensive.  My black kitty can't eat the cheaper brands of cat food (it just comes right back up), so I have to buy the better stuff.  Buying it weekly isn't too bad, but stocking up is going to be pretty challenging to our budget. Ouch

They're worth it, though.  I wouldn't take anything for any of my "kids". Smile  My little blue-eyed Siamese baby is a DOLL.  Hard to believe such wonderful kitties end up at the animal shelter, which is where we adopted him and my tabby kitty.
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