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December 13th, 2023 at 4:11:38 PM permalink
I happened to stop in at the house this afternoon.
I had some laundry to do, and some increasingly urgent filing retrieval that needed me there.

The darned cat decided to soak a basket of someone else's clean laundry. I helped them find the enzyme neutralizer and re-wash everything.

My stuff came out unscathed this time, which was a welcome change.
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December 13th, 2023 at 8:31:41 PM permalink
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I happened to stop in at the house this afternoon.
I had some laundry to do, and some increasingly urgent filing retrieval that needed me there.

The darned cat decided to soak a basket of someone else's clean laundry. I helped them find the enzyme neutralizer and re-wash everything.

My stuff came out unscathed this time, which was a welcome change.
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You have a real problem because a cat that has that habit is not going to stop it. You have three choices. Either get a spray that works to keep the cat away, close off that area to cats, or get rid of the cat. Because you're not going to change that habit that the cat has, he thinks that's a bathroom and because he's basically an idiot that will never change.
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December 14th, 2023 at 12:36:14 AM permalink
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I happened to stop in at the house this afternoon.
I had some laundry to do, and some increasingly urgent filing retrieval that needed me there.

The darned cat decided to soak a basket of someone else's clean laundry. I helped them find the enzyme neutralizer and re-wash everything.

My stuff came out unscathed this time, which was a welcome change.
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You have a real problem because a cat that has that habit is not going to stop it. You have three choices. Either get a spray that works to keep the cat away, close off that area to cats, or get rid of the cat. Because you're not going to change that habit that the cat has, he thinks that's a bathroom and because he's basically an idiot that will never change.
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My problem is, apparently, cleaning up the messes. I'm reasonably good at it.
I am told prevention of the messes is a non-option.
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December 17th, 2023 at 2:50:35 AM permalink
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I live in a cat house, I have a dozen cats and have had at least that many for 35 years. They are my babies and I spoil the crap out of them. I even make their own special food blend everyday. They constantly entertain me especially when I put out a cardboard box for them to play with. They follow me around wanting attention. They're always playing with each other, attacking each other.
Cats love chicken and it's good for them because it has taurine in it. Every 3 days I cook 3 lb of chicken leg quarters in the pressure cooker with a gallon of water so I end up with a gallon of chicken broth. I mix the chicken broth with they're dry and canned food and chicken and put it out on six individual plates with nutritional yeast sprinkled on top. Cats love nutritional yeast and it's really good for them and it's really good for me too I eat it all the time. I feed them four times a day and they know exactly when it's time to eat because I open my office door and there will be 12 cats sitting there looking at me.

I do 45 minutes of house work every day in the spring and summer cleaning up after then. Cats are constantly shedding hair and every time they take a step a little hair comes off and lands on my hardwood floors. So once a day I brush the floors with the special attachment that came with my vacuum and I'm always amazed at the amount of hair I get. Then I vacuum the floors. I haven't had carpets in this house since 1990. Carpeting is filthy stuff, it's impossible to get clean no matter how many times you vacuum it and it holds onto whatever you spill on it or whatever the cats do to it. 100 years ago you could not talk a lot of women into getting carpeting even if you gave it to them for free cuz they knew how filthy it is.

I have one bedroom Kitty that sleeps with me all night and keeps me company. He's very special and I spoil the crap out of him.


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Wtf, since when does EvenBob write like a normal person? What about the days when you’d write like 5 words per line for whatever odd reason?
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December 17th, 2023 at 10:28:27 PM permalink
Your cat photos look like Van Gogh paintings -you know, impressionistic. Painting with dots.
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December 18th, 2023 at 11:19:43 AM permalink
I find this topic heartwarming when it pops up on the "recent thread" list, as it serves to remind me of a study I stumbled onto a few years back (about 2015-ish) related to the loyalty of carnivorous pets toward their humans. I'm going from memory and so I will probably not get the details exactly right, but the upshot was that if you die in your house with only your dog or cat for company, most of them will wait for a day or so before they begin to eat you.

On the other hand, if I recall correctly, the study's authors also claimed they somehow found that about 24% (and this particular number really stuck with me for some odd reason) won't wait that long at all. And further, that some significant portion of that rather impatient somewhat ungrateful subset of furry little loving bundles of joy actually start eating their human even when there is some pet food still sitting there readily available for them.

But then, I s'pose in the nature of evolution there's probably always gotta be some fraction of innately insolent individuals within any species of animal, right? And I'm guessing it was probably not very good top-shelf type pet chow, so methinks maybe understandable that they were nursing a grudge that way, after their hermit cat/dog lady or laddie cheaped out on them like that. I don't recall any mention of how that behavior may have been socially modified, if at all, among them if there were multiple carnivorous critters in the home with the formerly useful stiff.

So serve them well, as I'm sure you will. And Merry Christmas to y'all & your darling little Fluffy(s).

EDIT to add: This is not THAT study, but the tone seemed festively feline to me:

Here Is Why Your Cat May Be Plotting To Kill You
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December 18th, 2023 at 12:56:43 PM permalink
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found that about 24% (and this particular number really stuck with me for some odd reason) won't wait that long at all. And further, that some significant portion of that rather impatient somewhat ungrateful subset of furry little loving bundles of joy actually start eating their human even when there is some pet food still sitting there readily available for them.
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They found that animals were not human and did not have human emotions or human thoughts or human reactions? They needed a study to find that out?
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December 18th, 2023 at 4:19:26 PM permalink
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I find this topic heartwarming when it pops up on the "recent thread" list, as it serves to remind me of a study I stumbled onto a few years back (about 2015-ish) related to the loyalty of carnivorous pets toward their humans.



I did a pictorial study of human bed sores when I was doing medical research. Sorry, you used the word study and that was the first thing I thought of.
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December 18th, 2023 at 4:25:03 PM permalink
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I find this topic heartwarming when it pops up on the "recent thread" list, as it serves to remind me of a study I stumbled onto a few years back (about 2015-ish) related to the loyalty of carnivorous pets toward their humans.



I did a pictorial study of human bed sores when I was doing medical research.
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Doing research on what you're looking forward to in spending so much time in your bed everyday eating Cheetos and ice cream while watching women's professional sports?
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December 18th, 2023 at 5:29:03 PM permalink
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I find this topic heartwarming when it pops up on the "recent thread" list, as it serves to remind me of a study I stumbled onto a few years back (about 2015-ish) related to the loyalty of carnivorous pets toward their humans.



I did a pictorial study of human bed sores when I was doing medical research.
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Doing research on what you're looking forward to in spending so much time in your bed everyday eating Cheetos and ice cream while watching women's professional sports?
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You don't know me as well as you think you do. The only women's sport that I tend to watch is Tennis. The women's game is much more interesting than the men's.
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December 18th, 2023 at 10:10:35 PM permalink
All cats are big babies and love to be petted and treated like pets. But nobody would question the fact that this cat would eat you if you were dead. Why would a smaller cat be any different. A cat is a cat.

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As long as they're not hungry.

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December 19th, 2023 at 12:41:32 PM permalink
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As long as they're not hungry. ...<SNIP>...
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Or, feeling a little bored: How much do cats actually kill?

Quote: Mathew Inman @The Oatmeal

Mon: eat cat food, sleep, play
Tues: sleep, blink lazily, sleep more
Wed: MURDER
Thur: eat, sleep, look cute
Fri: cuddle with owner, doze off
Sat: purr, sit on owner's face at 3am, look cute
Sun: MURDER

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I love the cat pics. I hope you buy each of them something for Christmas
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I love the cat pics. I hope you buy each of them something for Christmas
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I give them what I always give them lots of affection. Four of them just lined up to be petted before I went into my bedroom. I tell them they're all beautiful and each one is the best cat and they don't know the difference. The thing I like about cats more than dogs is that cats never make me feel guilty. To this day I feel guilty about dogs and I owned 30 years ago because I feel like I didn't do enough. Because for a dog as far as the dog is concerned you never do enough. They always want more. With a cat they're always satisfied with whatever you give them.

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This is one of my most beautiful cats. He has the perfect Tabby face and his eyes are so big and clear. He loves me to pet him and he'll sit there like this waiting for me to pay attention to him.

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One of my earliest names on the internet back of the early 90s was Catgod..
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Not sure I'm "trying" to do anything other than stay on topic and having a bit of fun comparing the Westrern adoration of felines with the Asian view that they're a food source..

You may not have enjoyed the TRUE posts about serving cat as an entree, but it's a topic that lots of Asians can't wait to sink their teeth into.

FWIW I've owned cats for most of my adult life and never consumed one, not even a tiny morsel.

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We know cats will eat their owners if the food stops coming. Whereas a a faithful dog will probably starve to death.

Technically, I suppose a cat is just practical when it has to be. But a dog can earn a tribute for its loyalty. (not that it knows that)
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Thats not at all true. I had a customer who was an old 1950s showgirl. She had a heart attack and passed away in her apartment. She wasn't found for about two weeks and her three doggies didn't miss a meal.
Dogs have been known to begin to eat their owners within 24 hours of the death, even if dog food was available.

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That's a baby cat look how smart he is to instinctively hide from the hawk. Millenia of predators will do that to you. My cats never go outside and they don't miss it. I could stand there with the door open and no cat would ever go near it because they don't know what it is. Once they find out what it's like outside then you can't keep them inside they will try to escape. But if they never know the outdoors they don't think about it. Cats are very territorial and the inside of my house is their territory and they're very comfortable in it.
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That was a beautiful but very disappointed hawk.
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