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October 13th, 2023 at 8:28:43 AM permalink
True or false?

1. Orange tabbies are almost always male.
2. Calicos are almost always female.
3. There is no such thing as an all black cat. There is always a little white somewhere.
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October 13th, 2023 at 8:31:15 AM permalink
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True or false?

1. Orange tabbies are almost always male.
2. Calicos are almost always female.
3. There is no such thing as an all black cat. There is always a little white somewhere.
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Actually black cats are not black, they're dark dark brown. If you turn a powerful flashlight on their hair, you'll see that they're actually brown.
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October 13th, 2023 at 7:47:43 PM permalink
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October 17th, 2023 at 2:56:49 PM permalink
This first picture was taken a month ago this week and the second picture was taken today. I've never seen a kitten and grow this fast all he wants to do is eat and he's getting to be huge. He's more than twice the size of his sister and he's getting so big I almost can't pick him up with one hand anymore. He makes me laugh a dozen times a day he's nothing but energy and sometimes he'll jump straight up in the air like his legs are springs. He's a well of pure dopamine for me, LOL



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October 19th, 2023 at 11:14:46 AM permalink
I got a new comforter on my bed and I always get the old comforter to the cats. I fold it so it's eight layers thick so it's really soft and comfortable and this was the first idiot who took up his position.



I have five step ladders in my house because cats love to climb on step ladders. They like to sit on the very top and look down on the rest of us.

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October 19th, 2023 at 6:01:34 PM permalink
Here's the comforter several hours later, when I get up in the morning I guarantee it'll have 10 cats piled on it. It's getting colder outside and the temperature in the house is a down and cats love to sleep in piles this time of year.

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October 20th, 2023 at 11:34:46 AM permalink
New box on the floor and 10 seconds later it's occupied. The black one is the fat little kitten that continuously entertains me. He's so gigantic for his age and he's so smart. He makes me literally laugh out loud a dozen times a day with his antics.

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October 20th, 2023 at 5:20:49 PM permalink
He poses so well for such a young pussycat.

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October 24th, 2023 at 9:05:26 PM permalink
I'm starting to like this thread.
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October 25th, 2023 at 5:58:08 AM permalink
Do you have one of these?

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October 25th, 2023 at 7:54:09 AM permalink
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Talk about disaster waiting to happen. The slightest wrong move and that cat is going to cling to your face with its claws to keep from falling
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October 25th, 2023 at 9:20:10 AM permalink
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Talk about disaster waiting to happen. The slightest wrong move and that cat is going to cling to your face with its claws to keep from falling
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October 25th, 2023 at 9:24:58 AM permalink
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Kittens can be far worse than adult cats with their claws because they haven't learned how to control them. They will call the crap out of you without meaning to. And you should never have a cat declawed, ever. It's harmful for them, I've done the research.
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October 25th, 2023 at 9:49:46 AM permalink
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Itís all about the kitties.
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Kittens can be far worse than adult cats with their claws because they haven't learned how to control them. They will call the crap out of you without meaning to. And you should never have a cat declawed, ever. It's harmful for them, I've done the research.
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Yep. My sister does cat rescue, she will sometimes have a dozen cats in her home. She says declawed cats are heartbreaking to see. Myself, Iím not a cat person. But Iím not a cat hater, either. Iím indifferent to them. A good cat is pretty cool, all the other cats are neither here nor there for me.

I used to be a dog person, but we tried fostering a rescue this summer, and it was too much work. He was a cool dog, but I donít want a companion animal. Iím perfectly fine without that responsibility. (It didnít help that Debow was a poorly socialized pit bull.)

Iím pretty sure the Cat Hat is a joke ad.
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October 25th, 2023 at 11:11:25 AM permalink
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October 25th, 2023 at 11:34:48 AM permalink
My wife is staying on a farm in Montana and they have tons of cats both inside and outside. Hopefully she will acquiesce and get us some cats when she gets home.
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October 25th, 2023 at 9:49:53 PM permalink
Here's a Halloween Kitty. This is the fat black kitten and when you use a flash this is what happens to their eyes sometimes. Spooky

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October 27th, 2023 at 11:14:59 AM permalink
2 hours later the kittens have fought for occupation



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October 28th, 2023 at 11:25:26 AM permalink
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October 28th, 2023 at 2:38:58 PM permalink
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And you should never have a cat declawed, ever. It's harmful for them, I've done the research.
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I agree 1000%!
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October 28th, 2023 at 4:53:51 PM permalink
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Lady walking on a Manhattan street years ago carrying her cat. Dog on a leash spooks the cat and it jumps on to her head, where it digs in and shreds her scalp as she screams in pain trying to make it let go. NYU emergency room doctor used 25 staples to close the wounds.
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October 28th, 2023 at 4:59:42 PM permalink
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October 29th, 2023 at 3:13:10 AM permalink
Were they watching a tennis match? ;-)

Keep up the good work, EvenBob... I have been enjoying this thread.

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October 29th, 2023 at 8:26:31 AM permalink
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That is a great picture.
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October 29th, 2023 at 11:21:36 AM permalink
This was one of my favorite cats held by my wife's 100-year-old grandmother years ago.

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October 30th, 2023 at 8:00:23 PM permalink
EB, what's your opinion on Siamese cats?
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October 30th, 2023 at 9:49:15 PM permalink


An Alsatian and Siamese, photo by my friend Theresa Kaufman who managed to work herself into the picture.
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October 30th, 2023 at 9:49:45 PM permalink
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I stay away from them because they tend to be sickly a lot of times, there's a list of things as long as your arm that they can get. I prefer mixed breed cats, they tend to be hardier and get sick far less often.
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October 30th, 2023 at 9:52:04 PM permalink
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I have nothing against Siamese cats, but the few people I've known that have them have high veterinarian bills because they get sick all the time. They tend to be high strung, have sensitive stomachs, and prone to certain chronic ailments.
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October 31st, 2023 at 8:14:58 PM permalink
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October 31st, 2023 at 8:33:43 PM permalink
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I stay away from them because they tend to be sickly a lot of times, there's a list of things as long as your arm that they can get. I prefer mixed breed cats, they tend to be hardier and get sick far less often.
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Yes. You can say that about any pure-breed cat or dog. Probably any animal. I loved my Siamese, but he was rather sickly and died around the age of 12.
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October 31st, 2023 at 9:33:46 PM permalink
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Yes. You can say that about any pure-breed cat or dog. Probably any animal. I loved my Siamese, but he was rather sickly and died around the age of 12.
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I think they are just like any other cat, they are affectionate and make nice pets. But just like a purebred dog, they can be sick a lot which can cost a lot of money and a lot of pain for the owner. Age 12 isn't bad, I think Siamese live about 12 to 15 years just like most cats if they're indoors all the time. Cats that go in and out have a much shorter lifespan. And cats are not like dogs, dogs need to go outside. A cat is perfectly happy if he never goes outside, he doesn't care. Cats love and feel comfortable in places that they know, they feel safe from predators. That's why cats made such good indoor pets, they aren't always bugging you to go outside like dogs are.
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We owned a Siamese and a Maine Coon cat. The Siamese lived until 17 and the Maine Coon reached the age of 22. Obviously, YMMV.
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One of the cats I objected to living with.
While he ostensibly has a name, everyone just seems to call him The Chonk.
He's spent a bit of the morning chasing reflections, but is now trying to climb into aquariums. (I don't know his exact reasoning, but I assume it's snack related.)

If you've ever known a cat to claw up the furniture (despite having scratching posts literally inches away), or to gracefully hop onto a nightstand ("nothing but net!") so that they could start pushing fragile objects off to hear them clatter onto the hard floor below, he is one of those.

Very snuggly, but only when it suits him.
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November 2nd, 2023 at 10:24:05 AM permalink
Me, I don't "love" cats, but I can see how some might, especially those who use them daily to make a living.

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November 2nd, 2023 at 10:51:39 AM permalink
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One of the cats I objected to living with.
While he ostensibly has a name, everyone just seems to call him The Chonk.
He's spent a bit of the morning chasing reflections, but is now trying to climb into aquariums. (I don't know his exact reasoning, but I assume it's snack related.)

If you've ever known a cat to claw up the furniture (despite having scratching posts literally inches away), or to gracefully hop onto a nightstand ("nothing but net!") so that they could start pushing fragile objects off to hear them clatter onto the hard floor below, he is one of those.

Very snuggly, but only when it suits him.
Often found complaining about being on the wrong side of a door.
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Cats for the most part are idiots that's why we love them because they entertain us with their dopiness.
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November 2nd, 2023 at 11:02:26 AM permalink
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Good heavens - a D11??

Don't those beasts burn about a gallon of fuel a minute?
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November 2nd, 2023 at 11:57:24 AM permalink
I'm compelled to take pictures of food
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And cats: how they thrill me
But vets never bill me
Those cats are feral: man ain't I shrewd?
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