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EvenBob
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June 25th, 2024 at 5:55:12 PM permalink
Got up this morning went into my home office where no cats are allowed and it was a dead mouse on the floor. You might imagine that I don't see mice in my house very often, if one is stupid enough to come in he's got about a 20 minute lifespan at the most. So I have a dead mouse and I look up and one of my giant male cats is sitting next to the screened in window staring at me. Startled me and I froze in place. He stared at me for about 10 seconds and calmly went to the edge of the desk and jumped off into the open doorway. This usually happens about once every two years that I accidentally lock a cat in there and they usually destroy the room by knocking stuff off shelves knocking my laptop on the floor but this cat didn't no damage at all and he was in there for 12 hours. We'll never know how long he tortured the mouse. Years ago one got in and he was sitting on the dining room floor surrounded by five cats who were hunkered down and just staring at. the poor little guy who was motionless and I'm sure he was terrified but he was soon put out of his misery. Actually it wasn't soon, it took them about 45 minutes of toying with him before they lowered the kill shot.

This is the big idiot and he's one of my favorite cats. He's very handsome with great big eyes and he's really smart.

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June 25th, 2024 at 6:03:56 PM permalink
I accidentally locked the goofball kitten in the pantry this afternoon and I'm afraid I had to punish him with lots of belly kisses. You always have to kiss a kitten on the belly cuz you can't do that with an adult cat, not if you want to keep your face intact.

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June 25th, 2024 at 6:48:32 PM permalink
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I accidentally locked the goofball kitten in the pantry this afternoon and I'm afraid I had to punish him with lots of belly kisses. You always have to kiss a kitten on the belly cuz you can't do that with an adult cat, not if you want to keep your face intact.



My cats don't seem to have any problem accepting affectionate kisses.
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June 25th, 2024 at 7:14:00 PM permalink
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I accidentally locked the goofball kitten in the pantry this afternoon and I'm afraid I had to punish him with lots of belly kisses. You always have to kiss a kitten on the belly cuz you can't do that with an adult cat, not if you want to keep your face intact.



My cats don't seem to have any problem accepting affectionate kisses.
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I kiss my cats all the time but never on their belly. Go ahead and try it I dare you. Pick up your cat and hold them in your left arm so his four paws are sticking up in the air and reach your face down in there and kiss his belly. I'm going to need a picture of that..
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June 25th, 2024 at 7:30:46 PM permalink
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I have a question for the cat thread. We are catsitting my older daughter's kitten for four years. This kitten is fast, playful and energetic. When we tried to clip her nails we couldn't get her to sit still for the process and accomplished nothing. Any advice? We had the same problem with our own cat 20 years ago and simply gave up.
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We found it helpful to have one person (the cat herder) hold the cat's body (cat's back touching your belly, your hand(s) immobilizing them around the cat tummy), and the designated clipper grab one paw at a time, squeezing the "toe beans" to extend the claws and nip the tips.

Working quickly, it took about 3 minutes, which is just about the limit of our cats' patience.
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June 27th, 2024 at 1:53:11 PM permalink
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July 5th, 2024 at 9:59:13 AM permalink


This nine month old cat is getting big and fat.
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July 5th, 2024 at 10:18:56 AM permalink


Pete is getting big too but not quite as fat.
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July 6th, 2024 at 7:07:03 PM permalink
If you look closely you can see the kitten in the plastic bag. I just had something delivered and as soon as I put the bag on the floor this stupid kitten ran inside of it. Apparently he didn't read the warning on the side that says suffocation risk. One of my tabby cats is observing to see if he actually dies of suffocation. He did not.

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July 7th, 2024 at 11:09:54 AM permalink
I got this from another site. The kittens are just too adorable.

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July 7th, 2024 at 11:13:18 AM permalink
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I got this from another site. The kittens are just too adorable.


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July 8th, 2024 at 7:12:10 AM permalink
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July 8th, 2024 at 2:02:40 PM permalink
It's a small woman.

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July 8th, 2024 at 2:04:58 PM permalink
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I have a question for the cat thread. We are catsitting my older daughter's kitten for four years. This kitten is fast, playful and energetic. When we tried to clip her nails we couldn't get her to sit still for the process and accomplished nothing. Any advice? We had the same problem with our own cat 20 years ago and simply gave up.
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1. Two people, one to hold/immobilize the cat, and the other to further immobilize the paw with one hand and clip with the other hand.

2. When you take her to the vet for annual shots, ask the vet to clip the nails as necessary.

3. Wrap the cat in a bath towel to immobilize it, with only the head and paw sticking out.
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July 8th, 2024 at 2:15:04 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I have a question for the cat thread. We are catsitting my older daughter's kitten for four years. This kitten is fast, playful and energetic. When we tried to clip her nails we couldn't get her to sit still for the process and accomplished nothing. Any advice? We had the same problem with our own cat 20 years ago and simply gave up.
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Make a scratching post out of sandpaper?
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July 8th, 2024 at 5:37:41 PM permalink
Lesson I learned today, never hire a 12 week old kitten to help you do clean up work he will just destroy the roll of paper towels.


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July 9th, 2024 at 2:17:17 AM permalink
Stumbled across this article from April 7 onapnews.com these cats are making hissss-tory according to the article
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July 10th, 2024 at 9:47:40 AM permalink
According to Fox News, today is National Cats or Kittens Day.

Hey EB, how did you miss this one? You need to throw a wild cat party on your plantation. Get giant sized catfish and throw it in the yard and turn the herd loose.

Happy Natl. Cats Day!!

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July 10th, 2024 at 2:25:52 PM permalink
Here's a cheap cat toy you can make at home.. OTOH, you might want to make sure anything breakable is not in sight when all the dashing about starts.

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July 11th, 2024 at 8:51:49 PM permalink
Couple of idiots

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July 12th, 2024 at 2:49:03 AM permalink
I have 2 cats - Koko and Sebastian and one of them is an Ocicat! <3.<3
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July 12th, 2024 at 6:02:06 PM permalink
Family portrait

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July 13th, 2024 at 4:03:27 AM permalink
you'll be making the news soon

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