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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #210 on: November 16, 2017, 03:00:52 PM »
Aww. That cat, he's a bit of a grump. A fat, lazy grump. We found him and the black one together in a box on the side of the road, they weren't very healthy to begin with. We've just thought of them as brothers since we got them :) they're 7 now... the little one is 2, she was only a couple weeks old in that photo up there and loooves both the older ones. :)

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #211 on: November 16, 2017, 03:49:20 PM »
Yeah, Maggie was a bit of grump when she was younger, but she's 17 now and is just a sweet dottering ol' lady. Still, she is a seal point Siamese so, yeah, vocal as hell when things aren't her way.  :lol

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« Reply #212 on: November 16, 2017, 03:51:00 PM »
Yeah, Maggie was a bit of grump when she was younger, but she's 17 now and is just a sweet dottering ol' lady. Still, she is a seal point Siamese so, yeah, vocal as hell when things aren't her way.  :lol

 :lol :lol Is she a hisser too? Old boy has quite a temper himself  :biggrin:

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #213 on: November 16, 2017, 03:55:13 PM »
No, she's only ever hissed at Sagan (our dog) and only when he was a little puppy. If she was grumpy in her younger days it was more subtle than spitting, clawing or running away. For instance, if she thought her litter wasn't fresh enough, she might climb into a house plant, turn around, look you right in the eye, put her ears back and have a nice piss.

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #214 on: November 17, 2017, 04:56:36 AM »
Before Victoria and I bought the house, her cat (Tomas) was at her parents' house. Despite V begging them to be careful about leaving doors open, her folks would absent mindedly let him out constantly. Sometimes he'd disappear for days on end before coming home. She'd always be worried sick come day 3 and 4, so I eventually got a GPS collar for the guy (which he managed to lose the first time he escaped). We're very careful at our house and he's never escaped, but he's very much accustomed to the outdoors and what it can provide. That could maybe be why I feel a little bad about it. Had he been a house cat his whole life, that'd be one thing. But for the first two years of his existence, he was regularly out in wild murdering birds and stuff.

Our cat has never been outside except for maybe once or twice when she escaped until last year when we bought a house. We started letting her outside to see what she would do and she didn't do anything except murder every bug and lay out in the sun. We aren't too worried about her running away because at any noise outside she darts back in. If she doesn't want to go in and forces me to chase her in circles I just call the dog and he'll chase her inside.

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #215 on: December 08, 2017, 04:27:10 PM »
So, about a year ago, Maggie began "singing the song of her people" at the water bowl every morning. I think the official term is caterwauling...a sort of forlorn yowl that I like to call "summoning the pride down to the watering hole."

She waits until the coffee is done and Mrs. P and I are otherwise engaged and starts in with her aria while she sits next to the bowl and occasionally pats the surface of the water with her paw. I've only been able to personally witness it a few times because if she gets a whiff of someone watching, she slinks off in a stealthy crouch.

It's been kind of a charming addition to the rhythm of our lives: two empty-nesters quietly sipping coffee while the dog snores and the cat sings. Until, about a month ago when she began doing every time she goes to get a drink, and I mean every time. It's starting to drive me nuts. On the weekend I'll get this annoying serenade twenty times per day.

Do any of you have a cat that does this? Is it just because she's old and senile?

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #216 on: December 08, 2017, 07:30:50 PM »
It could be but Iím not sure. I kind of have a similar annoyance, Iíve teained our cat to wake me up in the middle of the night so I can pet her. She runs across the room and claws at the wall and when she sees me she runs to the bed and hops up so I can pet her. Iím not doing a very good job at breaking the habit.

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #218 on: December 11, 2017, 03:04:01 AM »
I wish we could do that with our cat but it would be a disaster

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #219 on: December 11, 2017, 09:10:17 AM »
 :lol the cat looks to be enjoying it more than most children.


As for the cat singing, I've never heard of that before, but my cat drinks from the water really loudly and only when I'm not watching.  It sounds like he's really pigging out with the water and it's really loud, but the moment I come near the kitchen, he stops and stares at me.

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #220 on: December 11, 2017, 09:36:51 AM »
Mrs. P was able to capture Maggie singing at the water bowl a couple of times this weekend. They're just short snipits and not the full-throated minute long serenades because Maggie's still trying to be sneaky about it. I'll try and get them on YouTube later for folks to check out.

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #221 on: December 11, 2017, 08:14:33 PM »
My older cat is obsessed with the water bowl. If the level isn't to her liking she starts moving it around and will also occasionally sing the song of her people at it. But both of my cats are extremely vocal so I'm used to them meowing at just about any time. It's pretty hilarious but sometimes maddening. I recently dug up this video of what happens when I spend the night out (video quality and lighting is terrible but it's really about the sound :lol): https://youtu.be/wcX70bHvZ3U
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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #222 on: December 12, 2017, 04:46:45 AM »
That's the kind of greeting my cat gives me lol. Lots to say.

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #223 on: December 12, 2017, 07:09:40 AM »
Okay, following is one of the snipits that Mrs. P caught. Sorry for the slow streaming but apparently my copy of Adobe Premier is so old that it doesn't think iPhone .mov are legitimate video files. Thus, I had no way of converting it to a streaming-friendly mp4 format.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXN1k50P420


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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #224 on: December 12, 2017, 08:17:18 AM »
:lol, ouch. That's funny, Smoochie was very intrigued by the video. She always comes over to investigate what's playing on my phone.
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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #225 on: December 12, 2017, 08:35:27 AM »
It was funny and cute when she first started doing it, but after a year and thousands of those little songs later it's starting to drive me crazy.

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #226 on: December 12, 2017, 08:44:18 AM »
 :lol That's cute! It sounds like she's trying to talk!

I don't think I shared this one... a few years ago my dad had just come in from shoveling snow and in the dining room he noticed Luna (the black cat) enjoying the heating vent... that's been 'his spot' ever since. You can see his lil fangs!  :lol


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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #227 on: December 12, 2017, 08:50:42 AM »
Aaaah,  :heart

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« Reply #228 on: December 12, 2017, 09:48:55 PM »
That pose is amazing.
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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #229 on: December 23, 2017, 11:31:10 AM »
My mom told me that our family cat of 13 years died this morning. It wasn't a shock, but it's still heart breaking.

Actually cried for the first time in like 10+ years.
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« Reply #230 on: December 23, 2017, 01:05:43 PM »
I'm so sorry, Man.

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #231 on: January 05, 2018, 04:23:08 PM »
Okay, following is one of the snipits that Mrs. P caught. Sorry for the slow streaming but apparently my copy of Adobe Premier is so old that it doesn't think iPhone .mov are legitimate video files. Thus, I had no way of converting it to a streaming-friendly mp4 format.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXN1k50P420

I just watched this and  :lol

My mom told me that our family cat of 13 years died this morning. It wasn't a shock, but it's still heart breaking.

Actually cried for the first time in like 10+ years.

Sorry man, that sucks.

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #232 on: January 05, 2018, 05:25:16 PM »
Very late on seeing that. I'm so sorry, Adami. :(

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #233 on: January 07, 2018, 12:35:15 PM »
My mom told me that our family cat of 13 years died this morning. It wasn't a shock, but it's still heart breaking.

Actually cried for the first time in like 10+ years.

Sorry for your loss. *hugs*

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #234 on: January 07, 2018, 02:11:32 PM »
Thanks guys. I put it up on FB too and got a whole lot of positive support, so it's been really helpful.


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