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September 24th, 2023 at 5:28:40 PM permalink
I just love this cat's face he's got such big eyes. He's a really beautiful cat.



I do this every night for their last meal. I put the canned cat food that's mixed with dry food and homemade chicken broth on a 18 inch round Pizza Pan from Dollar Tree. I cover the top of that with 7 oz of cooked chicken cut into small kitty cat bite-size pieces. And on top of that I sprinkle nutritional yeast which is like catnip to most cats they love it so much. At the very bottom you can see the fat little kitten has already caught on to this ritual. And they know it's coming cuz they start following me around meowing at me when this time of evening approaches.

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September 25th, 2023 at 5:15:37 PM permalink
Sometimes you hit the jackpot with a kitten. This cat is only 8 weeks old and he's hugely fat, hugely friendly and hugely playful with the other cats. He's solid entertainment. He's got this little place where he hides behind a piece of furniture and when another cat walks by he jumps out and the other cat jumps into the air. Makes me laugh every single time. I mean look at his size and he's only eight weeks old. He eats like a horse.



Here's the fat kitten in a smaller adult cat and a new box.

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September 26th, 2023 at 5:28:38 PM permalink
This is the other adopted kitten, I posted a picture of the fat one yesterday they are from the same litter but this one is half the size. And he's half as cute, and he likes to scream at me all the time when he's hungry, scream his head off. I should call him screamer, but I never name my cats anymore because then you get to attached to them. I used to name them back in the 80s and 90s. Names like Walter, smidget, Mojo, Smeagol, Wayne, bitsy, Gomer, so many names I can't remember them. Now I just call them whatever comes to mind.

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September 27th, 2023 at 2:38:28 PM permalink
This kitten is so photogenic I take pictures of him everyday. I pick him up and carry him around because he's so fat and he's so friendly and he's so small and I know he won't be that way for very long so I take advantage of it anytime I can. It's such a dopamine hit paying attention to a little kitten like this. They say even watching cat videos is therapeutic for you, there's something about them that makes us feel good.

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September 27th, 2023 at 5:44:11 PM permalink
Asians love cats also.



Tastes like chicken, or so they say.
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September 28th, 2023 at 10:43:48 AM permalink
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Asians love cats also.



Tastes like chicken, or so they say.
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It looks like Peking kitty to me. Just need the little pancakes to eat it.
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September 28th, 2023 at 11:10:14 AM permalink
I can't stop taking pictures of him he's so damn cute.

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September 28th, 2023 at 12:02:05 PM permalink
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I can't stop taking pictures of him he's so damn cute.


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Good grief; did he post a pic of a grizzly bear's private parts?

Or is it road kill?

An upside down furry bat?

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September 28th, 2023 at 7:21:44 PM permalink
I love this thread.
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September 29th, 2023 at 10:51:42 AM permalink
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September 29th, 2023 at 11:12:39 AM permalink
I just got done spending 90 minutes moving 350 lb of sand from my basement one bucket at a time. I've said before my house was built in 1850 which makes the foundation 173 years old. Some critter tunneled in from the outside and pushed one of the stones in the foundation out of place and brought in 350 lb of sand with him. Volume wise it doesn't look like that much but sand is heavy per cubic foot. This was a job for a 19-year-old luckily for me I was 19 once for an entire year.
On the porch was a new box from Walmart with 40 lb of cat food inside so I got to unload that and a cat immediately stole the box. It's a devil cat look at his eyes..

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September 29th, 2023 at 2:08:49 PM permalink
Are you sure you didnít bury someone down in the basement?
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September 29th, 2023 at 4:59:33 PM permalink
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September 29th, 2023 at 5:37:55 PM permalink
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Pretty sure, all the floors are concrete. Except I do have a concrete tunnel that runs off my basement that's 20 ft long where the old well used to be in the old days. That's all still dirt back in there and you could bury somebody there. I always wanted to turn that tunnel into a wine cellar because it has concrete walls ceiling and floor and it's the same temperature year round which is perfect for wine. But I don't drink wine anymore and have not for years. The tunnel makes a great tornado shelter but if your house collapses you're stuck in the shelter. It would make a great Panic Room because nobody would ever suspect it's there. But unless you're a billionaire Panic Room's seem kind of silly.
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September 29th, 2023 at 6:30:14 PM permalink
I dug out their ping pong ball toy. Each level has a ping pong ball in it that they chase around and around.

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September 29th, 2023 at 8:13:19 PM permalink
Is it just me, or does Bob have one of the worst cameras ever?
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September 29th, 2023 at 8:20:02 PM permalink
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Is it just me, or does Bob have one of the worst cameras ever?
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It's my old phone that I always carry and the camera isn't very good. I have a new Samsung that has a wonderful camera but it's twice the size of my old phone and it's very uncomfortable for me to carry everywhere. So I just put up with poorer quality pictures and the convenience of always having a phone right there in the kangaroo pocket of my hoodie.
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September 30th, 2023 at 8:21:04 AM permalink
I wish this picture was better but I'm holding a fat constantly squirming cat in my left hand and taking the picture with my right hand and I had to take six shots just to get this one. This fat thing when I came out of my bedroom this morning and he saw me, he jumps straight up in the air like his legs were made out of springs and he came racing up to me and I started laughing so hard I got a stitch in my side. He's so adorable and so fat and so big for a kitten and he runs around and attacks all the other cats constantly. This is the second kitten, this is the one I got that I didn't want that I was going to return and now I would never return him for anything. He constantly entertains me and I pick him up two dozen times a day at least.

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October 1st, 2023 at 4:27:32 PM permalink
He's so cute I just can't stand it. In a couple of weeks he will look nothing like this he'll be twice as big and half as cute.

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October 1st, 2023 at 7:25:59 PM permalink
(Presumably) One of the cats dragged my laundry bag onto the floor and used it for a litterbox.

Spent the last hour shampooing the carpet with enzyme cleaner.

Scolded the cohabitants that they need to make sure the litterboxes are clean and available if they want to keep the cats.

I think it was the big chonky one. He's got an attitude problem. He seemed amused that I was cleaning up after him.
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October 1st, 2023 at 8:37:42 PM permalink
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(Presumably) One of the cats dragged my laundry bag onto the floor and used it for a litterbox.

Spent the last hour shampooing the carpet with enzyme cleaner.

Scolded the cohabitants that they need to make sure the litterboxes are clean and available if they want to keep the cats.

I think it was the big chonky one. He's got an attitude problem. He seemed amused that I was cleaning up after him.
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How many cats do you have, obviously more than one. I have 14 right now if you include the two kittens but back in the 90s I had over 20 at one time.
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October 2nd, 2023 at 1:00:43 AM permalink
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(Presumably) One of the cats dragged my laundry bag onto the floor and used it for a litterbox.

Spent the last hour shampooing the carpet with enzyme cleaner.

Scolded the cohabitants that they need to make sure the litterboxes are clean and available if they want to keep the cats.

I think it was the big chonky one. He's got an attitude problem. He seemed amused that I was cleaning up after him.
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How many cats do you have, obviously more than one. I have 14 right now if you include the two kittens but back in the 90s I had over 20 at one time.
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My cohabitants have two. Left to their own devices, the rest of the household would dabble in amateur zookeeping.
(I am usually away on travel, and I didn't pick any critters to add to the menagerie.)
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October 2nd, 2023 at 8:23:17 AM permalink
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My cohabitants have two. Left to their own devices, the rest of the household would dabble in amateur zookeeping.
(I am usually away on travel, and I didn't pick any critters to add to the menagerie.)
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I've heard of people having just two cats but I've never experienced that personally..

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October 2nd, 2023 at 1:23:48 PM permalink
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My cohabitants have two. Left to their own devices, the rest of the household would dabble in amateur zookeeping.
(I am usually away on travel, and I didn't pick any critters to add to the menagerie.)
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I've heard of people having just two cats but I've never experienced that personally..


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Some people are duly terrified of becoming cat hoarders.
If you're keeping the place clean and attending to their veterinary needs, you're probably doing fine.

Like I said.. I usually am away on travel, so having a basket of cats makes no sense for me.
Wherever I go, I seem to make friends with dogs. I don't particularly like dogs, so this strikes me as odd.
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October 2nd, 2023 at 2:19:40 PM permalink
Looks like you have quite the clowder!

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October 2nd, 2023 at 2:45:56 PM permalink
Our cat died about a year ago and I am ready to replace it with two kittens. The problem is that we have two large dogs in the house and I am not sure how the German Shepherd will do with kittens. The shepherd has a high prey drive and brings us animals into the house that it catches in the yard (rabbits, opossums, birds and a raccoon).

I am currently travelling a lot for work and don't trust the dogs with kittens when we aren't around.
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October 2nd, 2023 at 2:58:28 PM permalink
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Our cat died about a year ago and I am ready to replace it with two kittens. The problem is that we have two large dogs in the house and I am not sure how the German Shepherd will do with kittens. The shepherd has a high prey drive and brings us animals into the house that it catches in the yard (rabbits, opossums, birds and a raccoon).

I am currently travelling a lot for work and don't trust the dogs with kittens when we aren't around.
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That's an absolute no on the kittens. The dog will get them for sure when you're not around or when you are around, who knows. It's much easier to introduce a new puppy to cats because that way he grows up with them. Introducing kittens to an adult dog especially a dog like you have you're just putting prey under his nose.
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October 2nd, 2023 at 4:44:42 PM permalink
Drich, if you get two kittens with the dogs that you have this video shows you what is not going to happen. They're not going to be the best of friends. I guarantee the dog in this video was raised around cats.

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/7SkAtkiHZng
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October 2nd, 2023 at 5:57:18 PM permalink
This is called a clowder of cats. About a year ago it's a few of the dummies.

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October 2nd, 2023 at 6:10:53 PM permalink
My parents never did all that extended introduction of pet meeting pet. One day, and that was it. No one got killed or eaten.

I think the animal knows the new pet is not food, if you don't introduce it in a food bowl.
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October 3rd, 2023 at 11:07:02 AM permalink
Forget expensive cat toys, just give a cat the cardboard center from a paper towel roll and he will be occupied for hours chasing it around the floor. Or any kind of cardboard box, those things are pure gold for cat entertainment.

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October 3rd, 2023 at 3:48:43 PM permalink
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Looks like you have quite the clowder!

Every time I see this thread's title I can't not think about this vid:


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Hadn't seen that in so long... it brought a smile.
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October 3rd, 2023 at 5:31:02 PM permalink
I was unloading cans of cat food into the cupboard and of course this happened with the empty boxes.


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October 3rd, 2023 at 5:37:52 PM permalink
This is my avatar on another gambling for him. This isn't photoshopped these cats were actually standing side by side which is something you never see especially for them to do it long enough to take a picture.

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My friend Teresa's cat, of which she said: "NíArthur. My first Abyssinian cat. A tough cat. Made me pay for my supper. He lived 18 years."

Teresa is a professional photographer. And, damn, she's good, isn't she?

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October 12th, 2023 at 4:36:58 PM permalink
Why do you never see cats having sex? There is a park close to my house with lots of wild cats and they all seem to want to keep to themselves. When I had two cats, a male and female, they barely tolerated each other.
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October 12th, 2023 at 4:46:11 PM permalink
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Why do you never see cats having sex? There is a park close to my house with lots of wild cats and they all seem to want to keep to themselves. When I had two cats, a male and female, they barely tolerated each other.
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I've seen cats having sex, it's pretty much as you might imagine. The male gets on top from behind and the female just pretty much tolerates it. A lot like human sex when I think about it..
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October 12th, 2023 at 10:27:14 PM permalink
My attempted at a kitty cardboard Hotel

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October 13th, 2023 at 4:01:31 AM permalink
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That is awesome Bob.
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That is awesome Bob.
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It was awesome for about the first 2 hours and then they started to destroy it. LOL
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