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BS: Cats

rich-joy 13 Dec 19 - 04:46 AM
Senoufou 13 Dec 19 - 03:47 AM
Donuel 12 Dec 19 - 08:15 PM
rich-joy 12 Dec 19 - 06:43 PM
Senoufou 12 Dec 19 - 12:31 PM
keberoxu 12 Dec 19 - 11:43 AM
Senoufou 07 Dec 19 - 04:16 AM
Donuel 06 Dec 19 - 10:12 AM
Senoufou 04 Dec 19 - 05:46 PM
keberoxu 03 Dec 19 - 07:09 PM
Charmion 03 Dec 19 - 09:54 AM
keberoxu 02 Dec 19 - 08:39 PM
Senoufou 02 Dec 19 - 01:11 PM
Charmion 02 Dec 19 - 11:39 AM
Donuel 02 Dec 19 - 10:15 AM
Senoufou 02 Dec 19 - 08:52 AM
Senoufou 30 Nov 19 - 01:51 PM
keberoxu 30 Nov 19 - 12:22 PM
keberoxu 28 Nov 19 - 07:38 PM
Senoufou 26 Nov 19 - 09:38 AM
Charmion 26 Nov 19 - 08:37 AM
Senoufou 25 Nov 19 - 01:52 PM
keberoxu 25 Nov 19 - 01:04 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: rich-joy
Date: 13 Dec 19 - 04:46 AM

Thank you both, Sen and Don, for your kind words.

I thought I was all cried out after 5+ years post-Paul, but I am discovering a whole other full-to-the-brim reservoir :(

I like to imagine them together "waiting for me" - but it still is just soooo lonely back here ......

R-J


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Senoufou
Date: 13 Dec 19 - 03:47 AM

So very sorry rich-joy. I know exactly what you mean about the emptiness, and the sadness is very hard to bear. At one time we had five cats and now the house feels like a tomb.
I'm trying to concentrate on the happy lives they led, and the love they gave and received.
Sleep peacefully Hector Lysander.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Donuel
Date: 12 Dec 19 - 08:15 PM

Neither the cat or the human deliberately chose to be ultimate party poopers. It just happpened like any surprise the world can dream up.
May your new surprises come with caring smiles and newly discovered miles.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: rich-joy
Date: 12 Dec 19 - 06:43 PM

Cats and Numerology?

My beloved feline, Hector Lysander, passed on yesterday - a Prince amongst Catz! And he chose the 68th month anniversary of the death of my late beloved human (he was 68 years old), to move on. Also, I am now 68 years old........

The house, which is so cluttered with "stuff", now feels sooooo Empty.
As do I.
My Living Legend (both of them) now gone from this space that we three happily shared.

Can't yet imagine another companion (feline or human), contrary mary that I am, I only want the two I had!!!

(the not so joyful)
Rich-Joy
Down Under


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Senoufou
Date: 12 Dec 19 - 12:31 PM

I don't think it's fear so much as an aversion to the smell of citrus fruits. Our cats have always hated the smell of oranges.

Went to the supermarket yesterday and a choir of dear little primary school children grouped near the checkouts sang Christmas carols. Although they weren't deaf,they had been taught Makaton (a basic deaf sign language for children) and were signing as they sang.
It was too much for me and I felt overwhelmed with sadness for SmokeyPokey. Husband trundled on with the trolley and I sat in the car mopping up the tears. Oh dear.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: keberoxu
Date: 12 Dec 19 - 11:43 AM

Do cats fear tangerines??

(the decorated Christmas tree story --
everybody see that?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Senoufou
Date: 07 Dec 19 - 04:16 AM

My kind sister rang yesterday evening to ask how we were feeling. She suggested that we foster cats for Cats Protection. Apparently they seek experienced cat-owners to take in a cat temporarily while a permanent home is found.
I don't think that would suit us, as we'd get too fond of the 'lodger' and be upset all over again when it left.

Sam the Skull has just demolished a plate of Purina best cat-food on our front doorstep. But then he had a massive poo and wee in our prize border where Ruth-across-the-road has planted some wallflowers for us.
Blooming thing!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Dec 19 - 10:12 AM

10 years from now you may unwittingly call another cat Smokey...and 1% of the emotions and all the appreciation will flood back.

Our pokey is female, small and has a super purr.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Senoufou
Date: 04 Dec 19 - 05:46 PM

We're not sure keberoxu. She seems to come from somewhere behind our house, as she scrambles over the high fence at the bottom of our garden when she hears the conservatory door opening.
I'd like to know who her owners are, and why the poor little soul is so hungry, but one has to be very careful in a village. I wouldn't want to upset people or come across as a nosy, grumpy old biddy.
It's bitterly cold in Norfolk now and I just hope Binky has a warm home in which to sleep at night.

Still having a few tears about the loss of SmokeyPokey. I miss him so much, and husband wept this evening coming in from work, as he used to stroke him and say some loving words in Malinke as he came through the door.
Only time will help us to feel less sad.
Trying to concentrate on the lovely life he had and how happy he always was living with us.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: keberoxu
Date: 03 Dec 19 - 07:09 PM

By the way, Senoufou,
who IS Binky's owner
and why have they not de-wormed the poor kitten?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Charmion
Date: 03 Dec 19 - 09:54 AM

When my dear Black Maria died -- she was mortally injured by a motorist who deliberately swerved to hit her -- I was left with two cats in the house and two "pensioners" (cats resident elsewhere who hung about my garden waiting for handouts of grub and attention). I had adjusted to a three-cat household, don't ask me how!, and the Universe had apparently established three as my carrying capacity, for a new Number Three appeared within a couple of months of Maria's death. That was Cecil, who popped into the kitchen one summer evening as I was putting out the garbage and never left.

Cecil died of pancreatic disease toward the end of October about six years later. We were down to two cats again, and the Universe allowed us to operate under strength throughout the winter. In early April, Old Bill arrived at the back door, sick and wounded and infested after a winter on the street, and demanded entry. Standing on his hind paws, he hammered on the door and yelled until we opened up. Bill, too, lived out his days with us.

The Universe seems to have re-assessed our carrying capacity, as we have now been a two-cat household for about ten years. It isn't that we are hostile to the idea of another cat, but that no other cat has appeared at the gangplank (as it were) and asked permission to come aboard. That may be because the current incumbents, Watson and Isobel, live entirely indoors, and so the outside territory is controlled by cats who live elsewhere. I imagine their people occasionally receive refugees ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: keberoxu
Date: 02 Dec 19 - 08:39 PM

So passes the last of the Siamese trio.
It isn't any easier when you can see it coming.
I concur with Donuel --
an indoor pet like this, it takes time to transition
from not having that presence near you.

I can't think of anything else comforting to say but
my sympathies go out to your house.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Senoufou
Date: 02 Dec 19 - 01:11 PM

Thank you so much Donuel and Charmion. Your posts comforted me a great deal.
I have to try and concentrate on the happy life Smokey had - 18 years of good food, nice 'friends' and always access to the open air and the garden, plus loads of care, love and affection from his two-legged servants.

Sam the Skull is still around at the front of our house, and little Binky peering through the conservatory windows at the back.

My sister (who also adores cats) told me to get another one immediately, but it's too soon and we need to grieve first.
Anyone who loses a much-loved pet has to go through this, and only time heals the sadness.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Charmion
Date: 02 Dec 19 - 11:39 AM

Oh, no! So, so sorry. Of course you will have a Siamese spirits about for quite a while.

But I wonder how much time will elapse before the word gets about that the gig is open chez vous?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Donuel
Date: 02 Dec 19 - 10:15 AM

So sorry. It will be perfectly normal to see Pokey out of the corner of your eye for some time to come. I have a 'pokey' who will tap me around corners or perches.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Senoufou
Date: 02 Dec 19 - 08:52 AM

I'm so very sad today. Poor SmokeyPokey had some sort of neurological 'event' yesterday, resulting in one rear leg dangling uselessly behind him. He had no pain, but was very confused and kept falling over.
I managed to get an appointment at the vets this morning, and she agreed that it was 'time'. So he was put to sleep, and went very peacefully. Husband has buried him under the pear tree in our back garden, next to Minty and Murphy. He said a Muslim prayer for him.
Both if us cried buckets, but we believe we have done the best thing.
The house is strange without him. He was always glued to my side on the sofa.
Oh dear.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Senoufou
Date: 30 Nov 19 - 01:51 PM

Oh dear! Came home today from the shops and SmokeyPokey had managed to vomit copiously all over the back of the sofa. He'd eaten rather a lot of smoked salmon (which he'd nicked from the kitchen) and it hadn't agreed with him.
Spent ages sponging down the upholstery (sigh). Husband says we should have left out caviar and some champagne instead! He was so kind to the poor cat though, cradling him in his arms and stroking his tummy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: keberoxu
Date: 30 Nov 19 - 12:22 PM

I was unaware that the
Lloyd-Webber/Rice production "Cats"
has been filmed.

Sir Ian McKellen as Gus the Theatre Cat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: keberoxu
Date: 28 Nov 19 - 07:38 PM

... ha!
Caught the Cats thread trying to sneak off the queue.
Not tonight, you won't, you wiley critter, you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Senoufou
Date: 26 Nov 19 - 09:38 AM

Yes, Charmion, they have both come inside. Sam the Skull belts in and hoovers up any of SmokeyPokey's leavings. And little Binky has crept into the study through the conservatory and rolled about ecstatically on the carpet. She has an extremely loud purr.
But I hesitate to encourage this. Their owners might not like it, and also, I found a flea on Sam the Skull last week. I wonder if Binky has worms, as she eats constantly and cries for more. My husband calls her Oliver Twist!
Smokey seems physically in quite good shape, and rather likes the other two visitors. I saw Sam and Smokey eating together from the same dish last week. He lifts his tail and wiggles it (welcome gesture) to Binky. So no animosity.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Charmion
Date: 26 Nov 19 - 08:37 AM

I believe deafness hastens senility in cats just as it does in people. Poor SmokeyPokey is probably putting in time until he can cross the Rainbow Bridge to hang out with his brothers again.

Has either Binky or Sam the Skull ever crossed your doorstep, Eliza? Do they poke their noses through the catflap? Inside your house is still Siamese territory, maybe?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Senoufou
Date: 25 Nov 19 - 01:52 PM

It's absolutely pouring with torrential rain, and at our back door sits the strange little cat I call Binky. And on our front doorstep sits Sam the Skull. Both are soaking wet to the skin, and I've given each of them a nice dish of best Purina cat food. Why are they still sitting there like two feline martyrs?
SmokeyPokey is still with us, albeit rather deaf and a bit senile.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: keberoxu
Date: 25 Nov 19 - 01:04 PM

O! where, o where have our pussycats gone,
O! where, o where can they beeeee .......


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Jul 19 - 03:46 PM

New York Times obituary for Walter Chandoha, with photos


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: keberoxu
Date: 12 Jul 19 - 08:02 PM

ever see the photograph book by Walter Chandoha
of cats?

I grew up with it, big coffee-table sized thing,
and it's a delight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Mrrzy
Date: 12 Jul 19 - 12:20 PM

Look up a book called I Could Pee On That if you like cat poems.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: beardedbruce
Date: 11 Jul 19 - 04:14 PM

Sonnet 18/10/2001 To Jennifer’s Kitten            DCXV

So, playful kitten, shall I find a ball
Of yarn to help entice you closer? What
Bright bauble might attract your gaze, to call
You to my lap, that I might watch eyes shut?
Shall dancing feathers on a string be prey
To huntress in carpeted hall? Is toe
To be target? Do you with shadows play,
Or does your path through unseen jungles go?
Fierce fuzzy feline, proud puff tail held high,
What beasts do you pursue? Are monsters found
Behind the curtains, or do dragons fly
Invisible to those upon the ground?
You look at me, then march across the floor
On padded paws, and promenade out door.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: keberoxu
Date: 11 Jul 19 - 12:47 PM

and how are your
"stately, kindly, lordly friend[s]"?

Algernon C. Swinburne,
To A Cat

Stately, kindly, lordly friend,
Condescend
Here to sit by me, and turn
Glorious eyes that smile and burn,
Golden eyes, love's lustrous meed,
On the golden page I read.

All your wondrous wealth of hair,
Dark and fair,
Silken-shaggy, soft and bright
As the clouds and beams of night,
Pays my reverend hand's caress
Back with friendlier gentleness.

Dogs may fawn on all and some
As they come;
You, a friend of loftier mind,
Answer friends alone in kind.
Just your foot upon my hands
Softly bids it understand.

Morning round this silent-sweet
Garden seat
Sheds its wealth of gathering light,
Thrills the gradual clouds with might,
Changes woodland, orchard, heath
Lawn, and garden there beneath.

Fair and dim they gleamed below:
Now they glow
Deep as even your sunbright eyes,
Fair as even the wakening skies.
Can it not or can it be
Now that you give thanks to see?

May you not rejoice as I,
Seeing the sky
Change to heaven revealed, and bid
Earth reveal the heaven it hid
All night long from stars and moon,
Now the sun sets all in tune?

What within you wakes with day
Who can say?
All too little may we tell,
Friends who like each other well,
What might haply, if we might,
Bid us read our lives aright.

-- Littell's Living Age, Boston: Littell and Co., 1894, page 194


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Jul 19 - 02:48 PM

Of course Senoufou / Eliza doesn't post like she used to,
but at last report,
only one of her
old Siamese tomcats was left,
the other two having succumbed to illness.
More for Spirit / 'Sam-the-Skull',
the neighbors' cat who has become
a two-household cat,
spending considerable amounts of time,
and eating considerable amounts of packets, at Senoufou's house.
Hope they are all well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Charmion
Date: 07 Jul 19 - 12:08 PM

Cats vary in their expressions of affection, just as humans do, and I think it's anybody's guess what they learn from whom. I had a cat who came to me as a suckling kitten found alone in a flower bed; I have always assumed her feral mother had been killed on the street. Perdita received the same level of attention and affection as all our other cats (i.e., lots), but was always more restrained in her reactions than the others. No wild belly displays on the carpet, infrequent ankle-rubbing, almost no lap-sitting, very quiet purring. But she was definitely our cat, and we were most certainly her people; she rarely let us out of her sight for more than half an hour over a very long life.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Jul 19 - 09:40 AM

The cat we got from a friend's litter was a great hunter, as was the only cat I ever got from a pet store. Current cat is a ragdoll, truly madly deeply affectionate, my only male. I like calicoes and torties who are generally female. But the affectionate bit usually comes from lots of affection when they were kittens.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Jul 19 - 01:42 PM

I just learned something new.

There are scent glands in the PAWS of cats.
When they do that kneading / nursing / "baking biscuits"
forepaw thing,
cats are leaving their scent on the object of their forepaws.

I knew about scent glands elsewhere,
but not on or in the paws.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: keberoxu
Date: 09 Apr 17 - 02:24 PM

I am still haunted by the memory of a cat that adopted us.

We kids were in upper grades of grade school when this happened. Of course, it's hard to say who adopted whom.

My older sibling, with classmates, happened upon this kitten, lurking by itself around a filling station. Tiny kitten with a horribly bloated belly. Turned out to be female. The kitten was carried to our house to be fed.

She was mostly black, and never did get very big, although in time she matured to adulthood; since she was inclined to remain with us, we had her spayed and doctored.

The thing is, I never called her by name. Maybe the others in the house had named her, but I never did. It's just that this little black cat and I were so close. We had some kind of telepathic psychic thing going on. We would look at each other across the room and pay silent attention to what we saw in the other's eyes.

The silence is also critical here. This was a cat that made very little sound. Well, once she got underfoot, and my foot came down with my full weight on her flexible little person, and THEN, by God, she let out the heartiest miaow I could hope for. Otherwise, she never went around mewing, ever. She could make that funny little chirruping noise that reminds one of a birdcall. A very sensitive, alert, communicative animal she was, but she simply would not vocalize except as a last resort.

When I called the cats for feeding-time from the garage door, I always said "kitty kitty" anyway so names were not that big a deal.

Even the purring was different. More tactile vibration than sound, a very low-volume purring. With this cat one always had a sense of still waters running deep.

I was away at university, when a neighbor brought home a watchdog that I never got acquainted with; the watchdog wasn't there very long. No lead or fence, the dog was at large when outdoors. Before the watchdog was evicted in disgrace, it managed to slaughter both of our cats, stalking the garage door when the cats came out of the house.

That's the last pet cat I ever had.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: gnu
Date: 12 Sep 16 - 02:36 PM

Rap keeps rattlers just fer petting.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: mkebenn
Date: 12 Sep 16 - 09:28 AM

Rap, buy a rat snake, she'll feed her self, just add water. Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: gnu
Date: 11 Sep 16 - 01:40 PM

Senoufou... tis always best to "shop ahead". Smart move.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Senoufou
Date: 11 Sep 16 - 01:32 PM

I think what it is gnu, we so love our pets we daren't refuse treatment or try to reduce the fee, in case they die or suffer. It's an emotional thing. Vets obviously know this, and while it's only fair they be paid for their skills and long period of training and studies, sometimes they're having a laugh, in my opinion.

We're going to try a new little vet's surgery we saw in a slightly less 'posh' area, and ask what their charges are, for future reference. It'll be interesting to compare the two price-scales.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: gnu
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 01:53 PM

Speaking of vet ripoffs, we took Cassie to the vet that the ex used to use. $18 for the shot but she would have to stay for three days at big $$$. I said, give her the shot and send me the bill but I can't afford the stay. The ex said something like, we should have her stay. I was standing next to the ex and prodded her in the back with a finger and said, "You know we can't afford that bill right now. She'll be all right. If not, we'll bring her back and whatever the bill ends up at, we'll pay when we can." She clued in and we left. I went straight to another vet... an old guy *I* knew but hadn't seen for quite a while. I told him the story. He said, "She'll be fine. Might need another shot next summer. I'd love to talk but it's busy today. No charge." and he walked out. Cassie's swollen pink lips just fine in two days. I got the bill from the first vet about a week later... threw it in the garbage.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 12:57 PM

Just kidding - love 'em really
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Greg F.
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 12:48 PM

Ours when younger used to bring in mice to play with mercilessly, tossing them around until they expired. And rats. And pheasants (posted with difficulty through the cat flap) And rabbits. And pigeons.... and even sloe worms.

Oh, isn't that just ADORABLE!

Cats should be kept INDOORS!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 12:10 PM

That should be 'slow worms' of course! Sloes are for gin, and very nice too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 12:08 PM

At the time Sandra, I'd have paid a million pounds to save Minty, as he's very dear to us. My husband was in Africa visiting his family, and Minty is his favourite cat. I wanted him to be still alive when 'dad' came home. And one could ask, "What price to save a loved one?" I could have had him euthanased, but it's so hard to face. I reckon vets know this. It made me think about the NHS and how awful it would be to have to pay for treatment of a human loved-one, as in Africa.

Gnu, we're about 500 miles from Dundee.

Regarding 'mousers', it's quite true that eating mice gives cats tapeworms. And while cats will eat MOST of the mouse, one finds a dismembered head or a lone tail lying about on the carpet. Not pretty.
Ours when younger used to bring in mice to play with mercilessly, tossing them around until they expired. And rats. And pheasants (posted with difficulty through the cat flap) And rabbits. And pigeons.... and even sloe worms.
And all my (male only) cats through the years have weed on anything that takes their fancy. Siamese are terrible for that. Even directly into sockets, causing sparks to fly out. (We've taped plastic sheets over ours!)
To be honest, cats are a bloody nuisance. (But have enriched my life immeasurably over the decades) Terrible buggers...


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 11:54 AM

The degree to which individual cats will tolerate folk music varies widely, but it's never a good idea to leave an instrument case open if there's a cat in the room. "Oh, you mean that's not a litter box? Well, I thought it was! Maybe I wouldn't have made that mistake if you people were paying more attention to me and less to those noisy things in your laps and under you chins!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: gnu
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 11:20 AM

How far are you from Dundee?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 10:43 AM

charge what the market bears & the market for a beloved pet ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 05:07 AM

Can I have a self-indulgent moan here please?
Our little Siamese 'Minty' suffers periodically from triaditis, involving inflammation of the pancreas, gall bladder and liver. He had an episode three years ago and the vet pulled him round, but it cost £600. This summer, he fell ill again and nearly died, but having spent three nights in the vet hospital on a drip, he survived once more. This time, the bill was £800. Minty cost £400 to buy as a kitten. He's cost us an arm and a leg over the years. We can't get Pet Insurance as all our cats are elderly and it wouldn't be possible.
Now, my sis is a hospital doctor, and told me that re-hydration drips cost pennies, and she reckons these vet's bills are a total rip-off. The poor little cat only lay in a cage (didn't eat or drink) with one nurse doing very little. He had antibiotic tablets. But no operation or intervention. I think these fees are exorbitant. In Dundee (where my sis is a doctor) she made enquiries and the vets there would have charged about £80-£100. I'm so glad Minty survived and am grateful for the vet's having saved him, but I do think they having a laugh to be honest!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 07:54 PM

Obviously they're singing doggerel.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Jack Campin
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 07:42 PM

A picture too heartbreaking to ignore:

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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Charmion
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 03:39 PM

Ebbie wrote: "That cat ... ended up knowing what time I should go to bed. At a certain point she would dance on my pillow squalling for me to come into the bedroom."

We are well accustomed to having our behaviour monitored and regulated by the cats: they get us up in the morning, they inform us when dinner is due, and they announce bedtime. In fact, felines are downright normative.

What I find remarkable is that they always seem to know the time. Cats can't read the clock, but they want us up by six o'clock in the morning whether it is black dark (i.e., the dead of winter) or broad daylight (half-way through June).


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats
From: Becca72
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 02:34 PM

Richard,
A cat knows what "Fuck off" means; they just choose to ignore you.

The key to spraying is to stop it before it ever starts by having them neutered before they come into maturity. If a male cat starts spraying and is then neutered it is far more likely to continue post-op.


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