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How many Mudcats have cats!?

Senoufou 14 Aug 18 - 02:46 PM
keberoxu 14 Aug 18 - 01:20 PM
Senoufou 14 Aug 18 - 09:14 AM
Charmion 14 Aug 18 - 09:05 AM
Donuel 14 Aug 18 - 07:15 AM
Senoufou 13 Aug 18 - 05:58 PM
keberoxu 13 Aug 18 - 04:53 PM
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Jon Freeman 05 Aug 18 - 07:20 PM
Jon Freeman 05 Aug 18 - 05:36 PM
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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 14 Aug 18 - 02:46 PM

Thank you keberoxu. The blooming thing was here again this morning (Husband said "I told you so!") so I gave him our two's leavings and a few bits of my husband's roasted topside of beef. (He offered it - he's as soft as me.)

My old mum would have fainted at the very idea of giving a blasted cat topside of beef.
However, he IS very cute and wolfed down the offering (the cat, not my husband, although the latter is very cute too).

Our two don't go out much, so I'm hoping there won't be any 'fracas dans le jardin' as my husband calls it!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Aug 18 - 01:20 PM

How could you NOT do what you did?
It would have kept you awake at night otherwise!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 14 Aug 18 - 09:14 AM

Ah thank you Charmion.
I don't want to annoy his owners though. They might get a bit miffed that we're giving their cat food like that.
Also, our two were incandescent when they saw what I'd done. They stared at me as if I'd gone completely bonkers!

I suppose he will start haunting the premises now. But I'm a sucker - I can't pass a homeless person in the street, a peckish-looking bird, an entire African family scarcely keeping hunger at bay. It's just too distressing not to take action if I can possibly help in any way.
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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Charmion
Date: 14 Aug 18 - 09:05 AM

No, Eliza, you were not wrong. Spirit is probably now an under-cat in his own household, so he doesn't get as much of anything -- food, attention, access to desirable space -- as he used to. But don't be surprised if he gets to thinking that your household looks like a better 'ole.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Donuel
Date: 14 Aug 18 - 07:15 AM

Last week had the International cat day. I guess most cats are local.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 13 Aug 18 - 05:58 PM

That's a lovely way to put it keberoxu. My heart must be like a Swiss cheese after losing literally dozens of much-loved cats over the decades. It never gets any easier.

I've been thinking about Jon and his darling little Furball. So sad for him and his parents. Bless you Jon.

I did a daft thing today, but in a way I don't regret it. Remember the Evil white cat 'Spirit'? Well, he's getting quite thin, and another neighbour called Pearl was chatting to me yesterday and she reckons he's only fed in the evening when his owners get home (she lives next door to them) They have 3 dogs and another cat, and they all fight for a bit of grub.
So today he was mooching around and I took out a huge plate of cooked chicken breast and some best-quality cat food (the dish was piled high!) The poor little thing came running up and wolfed down the entire lot. While he ate, I sat on the bench and looked at him. He really is quite scrawny. He rubbed against me and chirruped.

Now that was silly of me, as he'll be haunting our garden now and possibly attacking our two elderly gentlemen. But I'm not turning away a very hungry little chap. We always have food to spare, as our two are constantly stuffed to the gunnels and spoilt rotten.

What do you think? Did I do wrong?


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: keberoxu
Date: 13 Aug 18 - 04:53 PM

Thinking of those with cat-shaped holes in their hearts.


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Subject: How many Mudcats have cats?! part two
From: keberoxu
Date: 10 Aug 18 - 06:20 PM

You know, thread 1 isn't closed, however it is getting long-ish.
Is this an opportune moment to open a fresh thread
on the same topic?

Mudcatters in the Twenty-First Century who are owned by Pet Cats.

The perfectly good thread 1 was started so many years ago
that some of the Mudcat members,
not to speak of the Pet Cats that owned them,
have passed "over the Rainbow Bridge" between then and now.

On the other hand,
some Mudcat members are still here, and the pet cats they have now
were not even around when Thread 1 was opened.

For example:
Charmion?
Now that your household has relocated to another town,
and the house has been ripped apart inside and put back together again,
how are your cats doing?
Use the "d" link from the main page, or you can click on the number, and click through the pages.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Aug 18 - 01:27 PM

Back in early March of this year,
Steve Shaw posted on this same thread
about the stray cat lurking on his farm,
behaving quite feral.

It interested me to go back and look at that post from five months ago.
The Shaws reckoned that they knew from which household the cat came.
The post mentions a group of "chaotic" people who had packed up and left the area,
with no one knowing whither.

On another BS thread,
Steve disclosed that the feral cat survived the winter somehow,
and is still lurking around the premises,
and "won't let anyone near."


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 05 Aug 18 - 07:20 PM

Some things are already coming home. Probably now triggered by Pip seeing Peter/dad to bed. We’d started a little ritual where Furball would come in the room, ask me to lift him up (he wouldn’t jump for this one) and then I’d point him to dad. He’d accept a bit of a stroke and then look at me, sort of if for approval and then move down the other side of the bed, pad and lie down until I moved. He knew then I’d put some food for him it the porch and he’d charge down, overtaking me and skidding on the vinyl wood effect kitchen floor as he turned. Views may be coloured a bit by only having older cats in the few years before but, I still think that in terms of moving from an idle position like lying down, to full gallop, he had the most rapid change of pace I’ve seen in a cat.

While my initial impressions were that he was strongly independent, he later (probably post op) started to develop more into a cat (though obviously, and sadly in that case, still capable of doing his own thing) that liked to be part of things. Pip and I had started an after tea bit with him where he’d perhaps have a couple of hours outside in the field, possibly Pip and/or I doing a few chores and after I got a new kettle, having a cup of tea/coffee down there. Sometimes but not every time, Furball would do the walk down the track with me in this period.

He also seemed very receptive to playing games with me with the new laser pen I got the day before the accident…

Overall though, he remained a bit of a mystery with his own ways (although all cat’s have their distinctive traits) and the say five weeks from deciding things were ready for him to be a house pet was probably too short a time to really know how things might have developed.

The last few months have been interesting to me and I think I’m glad (mixed feelings there) I knew him briefly. I don’t think I’d get involved in another (although I’d still feed a stray and try to find someone to home it) though.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 05 Aug 18 - 05:36 PM

Thanks and agreed, Charmion. I believe the woman (who as far as I gather had been on a run of bad things, including loosing her old dog the well before) returned later in the day and broke down in tears when she learned the outcome. I also believe Pip has sent a bunch of flowers to her for Monday.

One thing I hadn't said with Furball before, although I'm not sure if it makes it sadder or happier is that he did manage to get himself home after the accident. Lying on the kitchen floor in a bad way when I saw him but I guess, either way, it did show that he considered here his home and safe place.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Charmion
Date: 05 Aug 18 - 05:17 PM

How awful, Jon. It's good that the driver stopped and helped; so many just charge off as if nothing had happened.

Poor Furball. Poor Pip. Poor you.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 04 Aug 18 - 10:48 PM

Thanks too K.

Re your other bit, ~~I could go:

I don’t know, K. Maybe I could have got up earlier. On the (common of late as I haven’t often been sleeping well) days I’ve been around first, I’ve been letting him out at around 7am and not given breakfast until he returns. Today with Pip, it was a rather later start and different order and I was woken up from my long sleep to be told about the accident.

But you can beat yourself up over these things and I tend to the more fatalist view that if it was going to happen, it’s going to happen sometime.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Aug 18 - 01:36 PM

You could not have done more. I'm very sorry for your loss.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 04 Aug 18 - 01:27 PM

Cheers, Raggy and Sen. There’s not really more to try to say than you have done.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Raggytash
Date: 04 Aug 18 - 01:05 PM

Jon, i am so sorry for you and for Furball. I don't have to eloquence to express how much I feel.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 04 Aug 18 - 11:57 AM

Oh Jon, I'm so very very sorry and sad for you.
What a shock - I'm actually in tears here.
I shan't say more just now, as you need time to grieve.
I can only offer a big hug to you and your parents.
Eliza XX


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 04 Aug 18 - 11:51 AM

Thanks Raggy too.

I'm afraid though that while the last news was that things had picked up a touch, we've just received the news that Furball has died.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Raggytash
Date: 04 Aug 18 - 11:24 AM

I'll cross my fingers for Fur-ball too, just when he had found a loving, caring home.

Come on Furball you can do it !!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 04 Aug 18 - 09:04 AM

Thanks Sen.

We will get back in touch with the lady when we know the outcome and thank her again for the help she gave.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 04 Aug 18 - 08:53 AM

Oh Jon, I'm so so sorry this has happened. Poor you, and poor Pip also.
It's so distressing for everyone, but wasn't the lady kind and good to help with taking Furball to the vets? As you say, it was no-one's fault.
I can't tell you how much I feel for you; I understand completely the distress and worry this must have caused.
Poor little Furball.
Let's hope he pulls through, and can come home to his new, loving owners and resume his new life.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you all.
Eliza xx


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 04 Aug 18 - 08:41 AM

Apparently, at the moment, things seem more settled and the feeling is that the bleeding which has stopped was probably a rib hitting a lung. I believe his breathing is settling and the vets are currently opting for observation which may be for the whole weekend.

Early days there and I'm not getting my own hopes up yet but perhaps there is a chance.

Sounds like the poor cat was thrown up in the air. The driver saw the cat, tried to stop which must have reduced the impact but couldn't pull up fully in time.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 04 Aug 18 - 06:21 AM

Furball is at the vets and very unwell.

I was reasonably happy that he was contented to stay in our garden and up the field but for some reason he decided to go the other way and cross the road this morning. This is something he must have done hundreds of times in his previous existence but this time, he had an accident and a lady in a car hit him.

The poor lady was terribly upset and very kindly offered to and took Pip, who felt too shaken to drive safely, to the and from the vets in Sheringham. We’ve tried our best to assure her that we don’t blame her and that we feel that by both stopping and finding us and doing this vet trip (especially with a perhaps 2 year old child in the back seat) has gone above and beyond anything we could have asked for following the accident.

We are still waiting to find out more about the cat. The vet could not feel any broken bones but the cat is bleeding from his mouth so presumably there is some internal injury. I believe the next step is x-rays and an update this afternoon from the vet.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Charmion
Date: 31 Jul 18 - 10:44 AM

Pip may need to keep the bedroom door shut for a while.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 31 Jul 18 - 07:08 AM

Furball is in the bad books today.

He started off being praised for being a good cat. I couldn’t work out why he was so agitated this morning. He wouldn’t go out in the rain (yes, he’s gone soft already) but kept going to the back door and wouldn’t take any food. Pip made a comment about the litter tray and, sure enough, I put that out and filled with litter and he went about his business was happy.

So were we until we discovered that when he’d gone through to say hello to my parents this morning, he’d used Pip’s bed for the peeing side of the business!

Quite why Pip had decided to empty and just pack away the litter tray yesterday is a bit of a mystery but it’s possible she got distracted over the chap who was coming to replace the bath lift. Whatever, to use that trite expression, “lessons will be learned”… Only thing is that, in my experience, once a (perhaps usually clean but got trapped) has used a spot once, it can be quite difficult to persuade them it’s not an acceptable place.

Apart from that, he seems to be showing more of his young kittenish side now – which reminds me I must order another laser pointer – I lost the last one.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Charmion
Date: 23 Jul 18 - 09:23 AM

Our old Bill liked the mandolin so much that he would jump into my lap while I was practising and shove his hind end under the treble side of the instrument. Well, maybe he was less fond of the mandolin than he was satisfied that I was sitting down and likely to stay that way for a while.

Furball looks great, Jon. I notice that he lolls on the breadboard rather than the counter surface; I guess he has reviewed the House Cat's Manual and taken note of his obligations.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: keberoxu
Date: 22 Jul 18 - 09:09 PM

A most appealing face on that Furball.
I recall the time a lady referred to her pet cat, in public,
as an "ex-Tom" and the nearest adult male blurted out,
"That's politically incorrect."

Hilarious about Furball's response
to Bonaparte's Retreat!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 22 Jul 18 - 12:22 PM

Wow! What a transformation Jon! He looks absolutely great.
Well done!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 22 Jul 18 - 12:10 PM

Thanks Raggy. Much of course wasn't really in our control but we are delighted with the way things have gone.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Raggytash
Date: 22 Jul 18 - 11:38 AM

That is one bonny cat John, obviously your care, love and attention is paying dividends. I hope you have many, many years with him!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 22 Jul 18 - 09:46 AM

Oh and I took this picture the other day. He is banned from the kitchen worktops but he’d been scared by the racket of combine harvesters and had decided this was the safest place so I let him be for a while. The cat in that picture seems quite a contrast to this one


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 Jul 18 - 04:25 AM

Oh Jon, that poor PussPuss! There's not a lot you can do, as you say, except feeding and giving him water (Isn't this drought appalling?)
The bloating could be an enlarged liver, it's what our stray 'Solo' had. So kind of you to keep an eye on him.

I had to laugh about Furball's reaction to your playing.
I often play songs on Youtube on my laptop, and sing along. It really puzzles out two, and they stare right into my eyes as if to say, "What's the matter? Why are you howling like that? Shut up will you!"


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 21 Jul 18 - 02:12 AM

I went down the garden at 6am (couldn’t sleep) to collect something I left in a shed last evening. Coming back to the house, I saw a cat. At first I thought “not that next door creature...” then I realised it was a tabby and wondered how Furball had got out, and then another look at the creature partly hidden in the bushes and I realised it was PussPuss who we haven’t seen since the cold spell.

I didn’t think he looked that well, a bit sort of bloated looking and his left eye looked a little odd but I doubt there would be much I could do to help. At his most trusting, he will stand his ground (with hisses) as I put a dish down but after a long break, it would probably be a while before I can get within a few yards.

Anyway, he took 3 pouches (he’ll stand forward of the dish and make himself visible if he wants another) before wandering off. I’ll have to see if he comes back and wonder how things will work out with Furball as a resident now if he does…

As for Furball. He’ll try it on but he seems to mostly have accepted the idea that he’s kept in for the night. He’s explored every room now and, for the time being, has chosen his chair (although he still spend a lot of time on the floor) and is slowly but surely taking control of the house.

He was a bit put out by my attempts at guitar playing (probably the first time I’d picked up an instrument in the same room as me) last night. He didn’t bother too much while I was stumming a few chords but got quite excited when I picked the melody for Madame Bonaparte. He approached me meowing. It was quite funny really and I’ve noticed similar with other cats and a laser pointer. Furball seemed to know the noises were something to do with me but he couldn’t quite work it out. He had a long look (and sniff) at the guitar as if the instrument was to blame.

As for the seeing him in the kitchen/corridor at night. I’ve changed the program for the corridor light at night (actually when it is dark outside). Instead of switching on/off, it now switches on/dim for this period. Everyone seems happy with this arrangement.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 09:36 AM

You husband is bad, Sen ;-)

I don’t remember if we ever did this but I think older UK ways would often have put the cat out for the night but I think that largely fell out of favour. Feelings on indoor/outdoor vs indoor can seem to follow a UK/North American divide although perhaps more over here keep their cats in all the time now?

Probably my biggest feeling on this concerns animals that have had the taste for the outdoor life. This could be one like Mewan who found us while still a kitten but had lived all her first part outside and more so with one like Furball who’s known that life as an adult.

Perhaps I’d feel more inclined to try indoor only with one that’s never known that. I don’t know there but, while we are going for in at nightime, with Furball, I’d likely always finish up with the feeling at some point of depriving our type of cats of something important to them if they were denied the chance to do their own thing outside at other times.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 07:55 AM

As it's 500, I thought I'd add, the holiday barn was in Bale!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 07:53 AM

Ah Jon, when we cleaned that holiday barn near the Snorings, there were hares all over the place! It was part of an arable farm and the things would jump out along the path and run in zig-zags in front of us. Lovely to see, with their long black-tipped ears. I reckon North Norfolk is a good place to see hares.

I'm so glad you've adopted the policy of letting Furball out during the day, and keeping him in at night if possible. That's what we've always done with ours, (except nowadays they don't go out much, even during the day, being elderly)

I've never been in favour of having 'indoor cats'. I know some people do this, but cats do like to wander and sniff, and sit in the sun etc.

My husband is about to leave for his work, and I told him about your Furball. His comment was, "He's out there looking for his lost testicles!" Hee hee, silly man!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 05:19 AM

And Furball had us a bit worried this morning. I missed all this but, apparently he was a bit of a pain later last night, climbing on this, scratching things, etc.

Pip and I discussed things and decided it was probably boredom. We also agreed he was probably a cat that is always going to want a bit of freedom which we’d have to allow. We decided we would leave the back door open this morning.

Given his recent desire to stay close to me, I only expected him to stay close to the house but he vanished out of sight for two hours and didn’t respond to calls. Back now though.

O well, for better or worse, I suppose that’s it now. We’ll keep him in at night but it’s his own world out there with both risks and pleasures from now on in the day time to come and go pretty much as he pleases.

That’s how it’s been with the other cats here and of course it’s only a short time ago that he was a free roaming stray but I guess it just took us a bit by surprise this morning.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 01:37 PM

This evening's walk was a bit more eventful. He couldn't resist seeing neighbours female cat (who btw was Mewan's arch enemy. Neighbours would usually get the better of her but they could spend time just cursing one another) off the field and seemed a bit bolder after that.

Towards the top of the field and the North Walsham road, I think I spotted a hare (I'm pretty sure it wasn't a rabbit - don't think my longer distance eyesight is quite that bad). We don't go that far but I opted to turn round where I was in case the cat, who was lagging a bit behind me at that point and round a slight corner, also caught sight.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 11:54 AM

Did I ever mention Starboard, another neutered Tom who got on well with me? He was one for sleeping on or even at times down my bed.

His peculiar way of waking me up was to purr and at the same time dribble down my ear hole.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Raggytash
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 11:41 AM

My Mickey comes in, in the early hours and creates such a fuss, wailing until I speak to him. Once he's heard my voice he quietens down but not until the little bugger has woken me !!

Just as well I adore him!!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 09:17 AM

In our case, it's a tabby against a grey carpet in the corridor and a wood effect floor in the kitchen. We do also have plug in "emergency lights" in both these places. They are good enough to, eg. see your way to the toilet at night if the main lights don't go on but the cat is little more than a shadow against either background.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 09:10 AM

They definitely can play games with you.. And work out your own limitations. A couple of things Mewan worked out were that she was quicker than any of us and that we would not pursue her down the drive (main road and always the fear that you could wind up leading the cat in to traffic - we try to discourage any thoughts of going that way and encourage the 90 acres of field round the back - as best we can). In bloody minded mode, she could play on this with the running a few steps from you, etc. Of course she would come to you or let you catch her in the end but it could be frustrating.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Charmion
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 09:02 AM

Yup, they do.

In the middle of the night, I occasionally hear the unmistakable thump of feline bodies tumbling over each other in combat -- mock combat, without growling, hissing or yowls. Both cats like to lounge on the runner at the top of the stairs, in front of the bathroom door, where they can do the most damage to a sleepy person stumbling around in the dark. The runner in question is dark red, and the cats are black. Their camouflage technique is excellent.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 08:55 AM

Murphy is like that. He's bit sneaky at times. For instance, he never ever goes into the spare bedroom. But only yesterday I heard some strange Siamese wailings. (I know the meaning only too well - it says, "Hee hee! You'll never guess what I'm up to!")

After a brief search, his cheeky little brown face peered round the slightly-ajar door of the spare room. I'll swear he was grinning.

He did something similar last week. Same wailing, and there he was in the bathroom of all places, perched up on the shelf next to the make-up mirror, laughing his head off.

I reckon they get a bit bored and think of daft things to do to pass the time!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 08:38 AM

Furball with also do the sudden stop and flop down in front of you, Sen.

Mind you, he can also move very sharply indoors when he wants..He caught me out that way probably the day after the op.

I was trying to keep him in and he seemed dead to the world, fast asleep and I thought in a “do not disturb” mood. I had to lock the sliding door. This can be tricky as sometimes you have to open the door and close it again to get the key to turn. I opened the door and the next thing, sleepy cat was outside (but not wandering off, as said before, he wants my company outside). It’s hard to fathom how he got there from the apparently sleepy state and in the short time frame.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 03:00 AM

Glad you didn't fall over and hurt yourself Jon!

SmokeyPokey is absolutely terrible for doing exactly the same thing.
He walks in front of me, weaves around my legs, darts out in my path etc.
One day he'll break my blooming neck.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 01:10 AM

Sorry about my snappiness in my last post.

Pussycat does not love me anymore. I know he can sleep/lurk in the corridor at night and that he can be hard to see (lights do go on autmaticlay here but there can be a lag) and I ploughed into him on a trip to the loo.

No real harm done and I’m sure things will pick up again but atm, he is viewing me, or maybe more specifically, my feet with suspicion.

Bloody annoying but these things happen….


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 12:00 PM

Sen might have been an Egyptian then... (and believing something is there, I don't make scientific logic my bounds... but the topic introduced by Charmion is not one I'd go into [beyond that] on this thread, if at all these days on MC)

But Furball is looking contented ATM.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: keberoxu
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 10:50 AM

But, Officer, she's a GOOD witch.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 10:21 AM

Heh heh Charmion! I'd have been burned as a witch, that's for sure!


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