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How many Mudcats have cats!?

Senoufou 22 Oct 21 - 04:06 AM
Steve Shaw 21 Oct 21 - 06:13 PM
Charmion 21 Oct 21 - 05:45 PM
Steve Shaw 21 Oct 21 - 04:41 PM
Senoufou 21 Oct 21 - 12:57 PM
Jon Freeman 21 Oct 21 - 11:37 AM
Senoufou 21 Oct 21 - 11:26 AM
Jon Freeman 21 Oct 21 - 09:36 AM
Donuel 20 Oct 21 - 01:57 PM
Senoufou 18 Oct 21 - 04:00 AM
Charmion 17 Oct 21 - 08:17 PM
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Donuel 12 Oct 21 - 11:20 AM
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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 22 Oct 21 - 04:06 AM

My fearless husband always picks up gigantic spiders from our bathroom with his bare hands and pops them outside. Meanwhile I'm running round screaming in terror. Once, a particularly large and ferocious-looking specimen actually bit him. I expressed great concern, but he merely shrugged and smiled. He's my absolute hero.
When staying alone in Senegal many years ago (in Casamance) I kindly offered to put their goats away for the night in their little stable under the water tower. As I was patting them and saying goodnight (in French Goatese of course) I suddenly noticed a huge hairy bloomin' monster of a spider beside me on the wall. It moved, ready to jump I think. My goodness, I fled screaming and the African owners fell about laughing.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 21 Oct 21 - 06:13 PM

Like everywhere, it's never as bad as the stories you hear...

A few weeks ago I was weeding my greenhouse when a huge great big ground beetle nipped my finger. Unheard of, I hear! It WAS my fault...


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Charmion
Date: 21 Oct 21 - 05:45 PM

In deep winter, I have been known to grumble that my ancestors picked the wrong destination when they left their various old countries. Then I read something — pretty near anything — about Australian wildlife, especially snakes, and promptly start counting my blessings.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 21 Oct 21 - 04:41 PM

The time we visited Oz in 2006, I was walking along this road near Perth when I spotted a bloody great big huge monster of a lizard jobbie, staring balefully at me from the undergrowth. When I related this, terror in my eyes, to the rellies, they laughed at me, saying that these dinosaur-manquées (can't remember its name now) were everywhere and were completely harmless, unlike that redback spider that I found hiding under a bog seat, waiting to bite me arse...

I'm stayin' 'ere...


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 Oct 21 - 12:57 PM

Oh phew Jon! we often have our window open at night, and I don't fancy waking up to find a carpet python in bed with us!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 21 Oct 21 - 11:37 AM

No, not Norfolk, Sen! Queensland, Australia.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 Oct 21 - 11:26 AM

Good heavens Jon, a six-foot long carpet python (called Monty?) and a blue-tongued skink? I suppose this was not in Norfolk!
Reminds me of Hissing Sid, a very long grass snake that our five cats cornered in our neighbour's back garden. It was coiled up under a large plant pot supporter, hissing like anything, while they all stood round fascinated, poking it with tentative paws. Neighbour and I gently got it onto a big shovel and popped it into the ditch, after I'd shepherded the five miscreants indoors. They didn't half give me some dirty looks for spoiling their fun!
Grass snakes, although about five feet long, aren't venomous, but can give a nasty bite. This one had been eating my neighbour's koi fish in her pond. It may have been a female, because we found some baby grass snakes in a puddle later that year. We left them to shuffle off. (It's illegal to kill native reptiles in UK)


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 21 Oct 21 - 09:36 AM

I may have posted this before but a brother and his cat did have a real shock with lying on the bed one night. It came in the form of a 6' carpet python. I think Tim got bitten but was otherwise unharmed. I gather the cat stuck very close to Tim for a long while after this encounter.

I believe Tim does have a tendency to leave his house open to all sorts though. I doubt it's still around but he did have lizard (blue tongued skink?) that I think liked cat food as a regular visitor.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Donuel
Date: 20 Oct 21 - 01:57 PM

Linus (Lion Ass) had a nightmare and woke up to springing 3 feet in the air of the end of my bed. I do not know the kind of monster he was dreaming of but it must have been fierce. He cautiously scouted the room for almost 2 months before he returned to snooze on the bed.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Oct 21 - 04:00 AM

I popped next door yesterday afternoon to post an envelope through our neighbours' door. (I donate to their daughter's 'sheep sanctuary' from time to time.) They have three super cats. The eldest ('Tiger Lily') was sitting in their window, watching me and smiling.
Sadly, their letterbox is rather fierce, and I got my hand trapped in it. Nobody was in, and I tugged & tugged, trying to free it. Tiger Lily watched with great interest, and I swear she was actually laughing!
I envisaged spending the rest of the day with one hand poking in through their front door, but fortunately I eventually extricated myself.
Tiger Lily looked a trifle disappointed!
Honestly, cats do actually smile and laugh if one understands their body language and facial expressions.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Charmion
Date: 17 Oct 21 - 08:17 PM

I have often seen cats touch noses in greeting, keb. I think cats understand kissing just fine; the songwriter, however witty, might have been less clued in to cats.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: keberoxu
Date: 15 Oct 21 - 08:03 PM

In the music section I have started a thread which is actually
about the point of view of a cat, in a poem from the 1800's.

The thread is titled
Trans Req: Warum kuessen sich [die] Menschen? which is
the subject of a tomcat's speculation:

Why do human beings kiss each other?
The poem is originally in German, hence the 'Trans Req'.
I recommend this excerpt - very witty.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Donuel
Date: 12 Oct 21 - 11:20 AM

I'm a sucker for pets with pets. There are tons of pics with dogs and their cats napping together. Even gorillas love cats.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 12 Oct 21 - 11:17 AM

It is indeed Charmion!
Someone posted a funny cartoon on our village Facebook.
First picture, timid little cat emerging from a cat-basket, saying "Oh, th...th...thank you s.s.s.so much for rescuing m..m..ee!"
Second picture, headed 'One month later..', cat sitting arrogantly on sofa while new owner enters "How dare you, you peasant! On your knees! I am the Lord of this house! Fetch me some roast chicken and a bowl of cream! Now!"


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Charmion
Date: 12 Oct 21 - 08:34 AM

Kvetch is an excellent name for a Siamese of a certain disposition.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 12 Oct 21 - 04:11 AM

You've taught me something Donuel. I looked up kvetch and it's yiddish for 'to complain'. Oi vey!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Donuel
Date: 11 Oct 21 - 06:40 PM

Ashmere Augustus Aurelius is better than Wild Branta Canadensis Purrsuit. Our most talkative Siamese cat was named Kevetch.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 09 Oct 21 - 11:56 AM

We did rather add bits on to their names:- SmokeyPokey, MintyPooPoo (he had a lot of diarrhoea as a kitten) MurphyPurphy, SimpsonSamson and so on. (I often call my poor husband (Ibrahima) "IbbyBibby", much to his disgust!)
I do love the name of the neighbours' cat who visits me, she's called Pippin. And our other neighbours have Delilah, Tiger Lily and Archie.
My pedigree British Black Shorthair was officially called Ashmere Augustus by his breeder. I won a Premier Medal when showing him at the Cat Fancy shows. But I called him Gussie!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Oct 21 - 06:37 AM

Our cats have been called Pud, Sago, Fig, Toots, Mousse, Monty and Polly. Before we got married, Mrs Steve had a cat called Thick... :-)

I might have mentioned it before, but Toots and I once got our photos in the Guardian Saturday magazine in the This Is My Pet column. Also in the column that week was Catherine Zeta-Jones and her horse... :-)


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Raggytash
Date: 09 Oct 21 - 06:14 AM

Back in the 70's my good lady used to "cat-sit" for friends in Liverpool. The only name the cat would respond to was Bollocks.

So you can imagine my good lady standing at the front door of their terraced street shouting out Bollocks! Bollocks! to attract the cat.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Oct 21 - 05:57 AM

Polly is her official full name, Eliza. But you know how it is. It soon gets transmogrified (transmoggyfied?) over time. It's "PollywollyDOOdle!" at the back door, and "Pol" or "Pollywol" in the house...(The "DOO" part, by the way, is done in a loud, high falsetto: we have no neighbours...)


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 09 Oct 21 - 04:13 AM

You must be that chap on the Dreamies TV advert Steve!
I love Polly's full name - wish I'd chosen more imaginative names for all our cats over the years (Smokey, Misty, Minty, Sam, Murphy, Solo, Gussie, AndyPandy etc) But I needed names you can call outside in the garden to get the little blighters indoors.
I read on another forum that a lady proposed to name her cat 'Jesus' (!!!) Her friend pointed out that she would look an absolute fool standing outside calling "Jeeeesus! Time for bed Jeeesus!" hee hee


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Oct 21 - 07:06 PM

Our new(ish) pussycat, Pollywollydoodle (short for Polly), now has three houses apart from the main residence. She has a catden just outside the front door, which we call the pollytunnel (see what I did there?), great for summer use, with an open front. She has an indoor fluffy cave which we will remove as soon as we start lighting the wood stove. Finally, we have the newly-installed winter retreat, as I mentioned earlier, the self-heating one. We're very pleased with it, though she is highly suspicious, for now. It's amazing what you can achieve with a cat via a scant handful of cat biscuits, however...


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Donuel
Date: 07 Oct 21 - 07:23 PM

All in all carnivorous cats make better pets than bears. ":^/ Bears are known to eat people.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 Oct 21 - 06:29 PM

Rather superficial popular science which at least comes to the right conclusion! :-)


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Donuel
Date: 05 Oct 21 - 02:56 PM

quick video on origins


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 Oct 21 - 11:59 AM

That's OK. I thought it was what you said 'til I looked it up! (I'm a botanist, you see...)


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Charmion
Date: 05 Oct 21 - 11:15 AM

Felis catus? My bad; I should have looked it up.

Meanwhile, back in the suburbs, my house panthers are shifting gradually into their cool-weather activity pattern. Well, not exactly "activity" pattern; it's really about where they choose to snooze -- i.e., on the bed and in the comfy chair instead of on the hardwood floor. When winter sets in, they will move back to the floor, in a cat-basket set on top of a heat vent. They tangle themselves together so snugly it's hard to identify the point where one cat ends and the other begins.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Donuel
Date: 05 Oct 21 - 10:42 AM

Cats being partly high strung, cunning and paradoxicly sleepy makes them fine comedians imo. In fact early 1900 animation featured cats most often, not the mouse. Felix came first and Sylvester later. Felix refined cartoon animation technically and in story line. They were the cat videos of that era. Many cartoon cats are gone but not forgotten:

The Aristocats

Mufasa

The Cat in the Hat

Nala

Snowball II
the Simpsons

Penelope Pussycat
Reluctant object of affection for Pepe LePew

Simon's Cat

The Pink Panther

Cartoon Characters You Never Realized Suffer From Mental Disorders

Marie

Kiara
Daughter of Simba and Nala, she spends her days playing around Pride Rock. When trying to hunt on her own, she fails miserably yet was still determined to continue. She has a stubborn streak a mile wide and disapproves of her father constantly sending people to spy on her. It only leads to more rebellion as he continues to do so after promising not to. Despite the bratty, inconsequential manner she has at times, she is kind-hearted and easily befriends Kovu when cubs. When reunited as young adults, he criticizes her hunting skills and she dares him to teach her how to do better, which leads to their friendship blossoming into romance.

Shere Khan

Top Cat

Scratchy

Scar

Thomas O'Malley

Toulouse
Duchess' orange son, Toulouse is the painter, but likes to jump in on his brother's compositions every now and then. He tries to play tough, practicing biting and clawing, in case they ever meet an alley cat. So he looks up to Thomas O' Malley greatly.

Snagglepuss - exit stage left

Nermal

Meowth

Berlioz
Duchess' black son, he is the pianist of the three kittens, and is always trying to out-do Marie. He immediately bonds with Scat Cat and the rest of the band.

Luna

Tony the Tiger

Mr. Jinks

Tigress

Kovu
Youngest of Zira's three children and hand chosen by Scar to be his successor, he was just a baby when Simba banished Scar's pride to the Outlands, but was raised to believe that Simba was their enemy. He had a brief childhood friendship with Kiara, and then his training intensified until he was a young adult. Zira's plan was for him to "rescue" Kiara, earn Simba's trust, and then kill him when they were alone. Once in the pride, he teaches Kiara some hunting tricks and their friendship blossoms into romance.

Si and Am
Laday and the Tramp

Mittens

Sagwa

The Most Unforgettable Hanna-Barbera Characters

Scat Cat

Azrael
The Smurfs

Salem Saberhagen
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Stimpy

Heathcliff

Lucifer

Sgt. Tibbs
from 101 Dalmatians

Jiji
from Kiki's Delivery Service

Clawhauser

Alex the Lion
TV Cartoon Neighbors You'd Happily Live Next to

Artemis
Guardian and Adviser to Sailor Venus. He is Luna's mate, and father of their kitten Diana.

Diana
The daughter of Luna and Artemis, Diana is named for a Moon Goddess, and hers is the Roman version of Artemis. She is the guardian and adviser to Chibiusa and speaks in a very high tone voice.

Nyan Cat

Sylvester Jr.

Zira
Leader of the Outsider clan, Zira is full of hate and spite towards Simba and the members of his pride. She had faithfully followed Scar during his rule and believes that he had the right to the throne. Mother of three: Nuka, Vitani, and Kovu, she shows no gentleness or motherly regard. They have grown up in a barren wasteland, always hungry, and fighting for survival. She uses Kovu's budding friendship with Kiara as a pawn to move him into Simba's Pride and attack, and even threatens to kill Vitani for not following her orders. Only as Nuka lays dying does she show a moment of softness, regret, and then instantly hardens and blames it on Kovu.

CatDog

Cringer
from He-Man

Cake the Cat
from Adventure Time

Klondike Kat

Mao Mao

Most Badass Evil Cartoon Pets

Wild Bill Cat

Pete The Cat

Mr. Kitty
from South Park

Leodore Lionheart
from "Zootopia"

Vitani
The only daughter of Zira, Vitani is seen as her Right-Hand in the pride. With electric blue eyes, she stands out among them. As a cub she was undersized with a slightly larger head, mainly due to lack of food and water. Having a brash and vicious personality with a mocking attitude, she easily outwits her older brother Nuka, and goes toe-to-toe with Kovu. At the climatic battle at Pride Rock, she realizes enough is enough and there is no more need for bloodshed. She is the first to step away from her mother and join the Pridelanders, at which Zira says she can die as well, and that turns all the rest of her pride away from her.

Sebastian
Josie and the Pussycats

Get Fuzzy

Happy The Exceed

Pete Puma

Cartoon Characters You Never Realized Suffer From Mental Disorders

Arlene
Arlene is Garfield's on-and-off girlfriend who can successfully crack jokes at the expense of Garfield regularly. She is a slim, sleek, long-tailed, pink-furred cat, with a narrow neck and big red lips, which seems to be the only one of its kind living in the world. Earlier in the strip run, she also had a big gap between her two front teeth. In the cartoon, she has three fingers (including thumb) as Odie, but in CGI movies & The Garfield Show, she has four fingers. Since 2007, Garfield and Arlene's relationship has become a bit more serious than before.


Spot
from Hong Kong Phooey
Courageous Cat

Sawyer

Super Snooper
from Snooper and Blabber (part of the Quickdraw McGraw show)

Opalescence
from My Little Pony

Chococat

Danny
from Cats Don't Dance

Manchas
from "Zootopia (2016)

Nuka
The oldest son of Zira, flea bitten and scrawny, Nuka holds a grudge against Kovu for being Scar's chosen predecessor. Despite being thin and malnourished, he is lithe and has enough strength to hold down Simba during an ambush attack. He's always wanting his mother's approval, going to great lengths to earn a word of praise. It goes to fog his common sense as he declares Kovu a traitor without waiting for his mother's explanation. He bullied his younger siblings as they were cubs since he was born during Scar's reign and overlooked by him. His dying words to his mother were more like an apology, yet still thirsty for attention.


Battle Cat

Punkin' Puss

Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har
Seen here with his hyena friend, Hardy Har Har.

Dragon

Claude Cat

Mehitabel

Catbug (Bravest Warriors)

Mooch
from "Mutts"

Cool Cat

Cat (Peg+Cat)
The Indigo feline companion to a little girl named Peg. He accompanies her on her many adventures and is often inspiring her to solve a problem without realizing it, leading her to call him many complimentary things.

Annie Nollette added
Black Cat Sheriff

Princess Carolyn

Fat Cat Steve


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 Oct 21 - 09:51 AM

It's easy enough to look up the evolution of the domestic cat. The immediate ancestor of all domestic pussycats is the African wildcat, Felis sylvestris lybica. There are eight separate lineages of the cat family, Felidae. The domestic cat belongs to the Felis lineage and is classified as the species Felis catus (clumsy or what). Although all members of the cat family ultimately have a common ancestor, the other lineages of cats (such as lions, leopards, lynxes and pumas, etc.) have been separated from pussycats for ten million years or more. Looks and size don't mean everything, but phylogenetic and DNA studies do...


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Charmion
Date: 05 Oct 21 - 08:39 AM

Island dwarfism requires isolation. Dogs are too variable in size to meet that criterion, and the "domestic" cat (Felis felis) did not emerge from isolation; the species appeared simultaneously in many areas on the fringes of Old World wilderness.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Donuel
Date: 04 Oct 21 - 08:57 PM

My theory is derived from island dwarfism evolution. Island dwarfism was respondsible for dog sized adult elephants, why not cats.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Oct 21 - 08:18 PM

The question is sometimes raised,
from what exactly did the cat evolve.
Compared to the dog, which evolved from the wolf.

One theory is that a particularly small species of leopard
may be the ancestor of the cat.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Donuel
Date: 04 Oct 21 - 05:43 PM

Speaking of a long line of cats over the years the ancient Egyptians found cats more than useful and adored them unto death and mumified their kitties.
Cats were first domesticated in the Near East around 7500 BC. It was long thought that cat domestication began in ancient Egypt, where cats were venerated from around 3100 BC. As of 2021, there are an estimated 220 million owned and 480 million stray cats in the world. As of 2017, the domestic cat was the second-most popular pet in the United States, with 95 million cats owned. In the United Kingdom, 26% of adults have a cat with an estimated population of 10.9 million pet cats as of 2020.

Dogs on the other hand, already by 11,000 years ago -- before agriculture, and before any other animal had been domesticated -- dogs had not only been domesticated, but they had already diversified genetically and likely spread across large parts of the world, according to Anders Bergstrom, lead author and post-doctoral researcher in the Ancient Genomics Laboratory at London's Francis Crick. In Europe dogs are losing their genetic diversity.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 04 Oct 21 - 03:15 PM

That sounds really cosy Steve!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 Oct 21 - 01:54 PM

We've just ordered an outdoor winter cat shelter for one. It's self-heating (!), it's slightly off the ground, it has a cat flap and a privacy window that can see out but not in. Wacky or what. It will sit next to our south-facing house wall in a very sheltered spot. We get light frosts only in winter and not many of them. We had three or four nights of-6C last winter, which was unusual. We've had cats for most of the last 45 years and they have always stayed out at night. No smelly litter trays for us. It's pretty safe for cats round here. We've always provided heated shelter for them, but this cat house is a first!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 24 Sep 21 - 04:13 PM

I'm still giving Pippin small snacks (the very best Purina sachets, plus 'real' food such as roast chicken, tuna, carefully boned salmon etc) She chirrups so sweetly and seems to be always very hungry.
Archie is often scrambling across our roof doing his 'mountaineering' hobby, and seems to be madly in love with my very black husband. He waits for his return from work (around 9pm) and rolls about all over his feet. Husband speaks lovingly to him, "'Ello my leetle Arrchie! 'Ow are you dis evening eh?" I don't know how the little cat can see him in the dark, because his cleaner's uniform is all black (and so is he). All you can espy is a large set of very white teeth floating in the air! But they seem to be very close friends.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: keberoxu
Date: 24 Sep 21 - 03:43 PM

bring back, bring back, oh,
bring back the Mudcatters' cats, their cats ...


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 01 Aug 21 - 02:50 AM

Ah no, keberoxu, Binky was my very first cat (when I was about three years old!) He was a British Black type of cat. The first in a long long long line of cats over the years.
There's an advert on TV for Dreamies (cat biscuits) and the chap shakes the packet to entice his neighbour's cat/s into his house for 'schnuggles', saying,"I am a cat borrower!" (He has an Eastern European accent) It makes me smile because I'm now a 'cat borrower' too!


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: keberoxu
Date: 31 Jul 21 - 08:39 PM

Now, Senoufou, I may have this all wrong, but
is "Pippin" the cat that you used to call "Binky"?


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Senoufou
Date: 12 Jul 21 - 05:55 AM

Hello there keberoxu!! Sorry for the long absence.
Archie has now grown into a cheeky, inquisitive and feisty little character. He's huge, and has fallen in love with Pippin (female cat that lives behind our houses) He's been neutered though, so no action in that department!
His housemate Delilah is a gentle, affectionate cat, and sits with me on the front bench, or rolls on her back at my feet. Their owner, the shepherdess, has taken in more rescued sheep into her sanctuary, which she runs with her gay partner. I have great hopes that they may get engaged soon. Lovely pair of ladies.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: keberoxu
Date: 10 Jul 21 - 08:54 PM

Archiiiiie . . .
here, kitty kitty kitty . . .


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: keberoxu
Date: 05 Jul 21 - 09:03 PM

I still want to know about Archie.
Last Eliza/Senoufou reported,
he was clambering about on rooftops already.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Charmion's brother Andrew
Date: 14 Jun 21 - 08:39 AM

For any of you not up on the art history of the Great War, Old Bill was a character that appeared in the cartoons of Bruce Bairnsfather. A fitting name for a dear, embattled tomcat.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: keberoxu
Date: 13 Jun 21 - 10:44 PM

Eliza/Senoufou,
what is the latest on Archie,
the foundling kitten rescued by
the veterinarian next door?


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Charmion
Date: 13 Jun 21 - 10:52 AM

Yes, keb, Bill was the original "free" cat.

He arrived on our doorstep on the fourth day of April 2000 after surviving the entire winter on the street, and crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 16 April 2013. He was a very fine cat indeed, worth every penny.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: keberoxu
Date: 12 Jun 21 - 04:36 PM

Charmion, this isn't the first time I have known you to mention Bill. Isn't this the cat
whom the two of you referred to, ironically, as "free"?


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Donuel
Date: 10 Jun 21 - 09:19 AM

"mob handed job" :^/


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Charmion
Date: 10 Jun 21 - 09:13 AM

When we had a working tomcat who beat the bounds of his territory and defended it from all comers, I knew he was losing his mojo on the day he came home covered in mud and reeking of somebody else’s piss. The contents of his bladder is part of the fighting cat’s armament, and poor old Bill had taken a broadside. The mud came from the flower bed in which the battle was fought, and the piss, of course.

Washing Bill was a mob-handed job, but that time he endured our ministrations in the kitchen sink almost meekly until the worst of the mess was out of his fur. Then he erupted like Vesuvius and shot out of the kitchen, making straight for the sofa where he left a large wet spot that took hours to dry.

Typical.


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Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 10 Jun 21 - 06:23 AM

I've seen plenty of muddy dogs but muddy cats?

I've seen cats that I guess have got into fights come home muddy and bedraggled a couple of times.


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