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The Truth About Cats: They're Good for Us

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#31    GreenmansGod

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:39 PM

Paracelse You might want to get a blood test to see if you cat is diabetic. Eating like she is acting like she does. Mine was doing that and was losing weight.  I took her in and the vet tested her and said she was diabetic. I changed her diet and put her on a good grain free cat food. It cost more but it is cheaper than giving her shots.  Last time she was tested her sugar was good.  She feels better too.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:55 PM

Cats and dogs look at people differently I think.  A dog will look at you and think 'you take such good care of me you must be a god' and a cat will look at you and think 'you take such good care of me I must be a god.'

Love cats and It always made me happy for mine to sit in my lap and purrl.  Their harmless, just don't play with the poop.


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:35 AM

View PostDarkwind, on 25 August 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

Paracelse You might want to get a blood test to see if you cat is diabetic. Eating like she is acting like she does. Mine was doing that and was losing weight.  I took her in and the vet tested her and said she was diabetic. I changed her diet and put her on a good grain free cat food. It cost more but it is cheaper than giving her shots.  Last time she was tested her sugar was good.  She feels better too.

I will take her tothe vet althought i last time I took her there the vet said she looked very healthy; just tiny.  She eats good dry cat food called perfect fit and I will look for the ingredients to see if they are grain free.  SHe never was a great eater until the kid moved home whith his own cat, a 14 years old terror.  She doesn't mind attacking people if they bug her so imagine what she could do a tiny little thing.  Last time the two had a fight, Luna (the tiny one) almost lost an eye, Tequila (the old biggy) was trying to kill her.  Now things are getting better but Luna is still afraid to go to her food bowl specifically at night.
When Luna and I met she was some runt going to die in the wild.  Once in the house she ate everything she could put her teeth into.  She was in the house for about 2 weeks when I made myself some split pea soup for diner and I forgot to put the rest of it in the fridge.  In the morning I noticed that Luna had climbed on the table and ate some soup.  To tame her and make her come to me; I started to give her some piece of cheese; back then she loved stinky camembert, now she won't touch it.  But since she was little she behaved like my late dog, a companion of 19 years and seat on the floor next to me waiting crumbs to fall from my plate.  She started eating chips when she was very young, but occasionaly, her eating pattern became real weird when Tequila moved in.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:50 AM

Here a some pics of Luna, eating the merguez, eating some chips, and one hilarious one when she was very young learning that sleeping on cushions could be a slippery slope.
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:54 AM

Cats don't want to "do in" humans...cats want to enslave humans. And it appears they are doing a pretty good job of it! :lol:

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:15 PM

The tiny thing above knows that very well but I think she's a reincarnation of the late dog friend that brightened my life.Posted Image

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:28 PM

View PostMnemonix, on 23 August 2012 - 04:11 PM, said:

Any articles on rats for a change?

I love rats, they are brilliant creatures and very loving!  :)

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:32 PM

View PostMnemonix, on 23 August 2012 - 04:11 PM, said:

Any articles on rats for a change?

I love rats!  They are brilliant creatures and very loving!  :)  I had cats and pet rats living in perfect harmony.  It can happen!  Lol

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:07 PM

View PostBig Jim, on 23 August 2012 - 03:38 PM, said:

Attachment PICT1079.JPGMine is a miracle.  Came out of nowhere one dark night, climbed on my lap and looked at me like I was the love of her life.  I didn't want a cat.  I had just lost my job, was soon to lose my wife, home and reasons for living.  Through it all this cat remained.  When I found a room where cats weren't welcome she became an outdoor cat but stayed close.  As my situations changed, she adapted.  Now, nearly six years and many changes later, this cat is all I have left of my former life.  She's never far from me, following me from room to room as I go about my day.  Greets me at the door when I return.   She's the only friend I have, but she's enough.

nice story, that was a gift sent for you! as you say a true miracle.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:04 AM

I had a cat for more that 14 years.  It was like my brother and closest loyal friend.   Would wait for me every day on the same place as I returned from school and use to follow me around like a dog would (always under my feet), sit on my lap all the time, sleep in my bed and "talk" to me.   Such wonderful memories of him.. :yes:

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:47 AM

Cats are good for us... I half expected a recipe or two.  :)

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:03 PM

<a href="http://www.heyquiz.com/quiz/cat_kill"><img src="http://www.heyquiz.com/bimage/14_78.jpg" alt="Is your cat plotting to kill you?" /></a>

I loved my old kitty, 17 years old when I had to put her down. I was devastated. Swore I'd never have another cat. At the same time, she kept me from ending my own life numerous times. Cats are awesome.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:06 PM

View PostGlacknor, on 28 August 2012 - 12:03 PM, said:

<a href="http://www.heyquiz.com/quiz/cat_kill"><img src="http://www.heyquiz.com/bimage/14_78.jpg" alt="Is your cat plotting to kill you?" /></a>

I loved my old kitty, 17 years old when I had to put her down. I was devastated. Swore I'd never have another cat. At the same time, she kept me from ending my own life numerous times. Cats are awesome.

<a href="http://s151.photobucket.com/albums/s140/MJV71174/?action=view&amp;current=KittyNov7-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s140/MJV71174/KittyNov7-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
  Guess HTML is no good....

Got 78% on the Killer Cat Quiz.

This is the picture of my kitty I tried to post...
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:29 PM

View PostGlacknor, on 28 August 2012 - 12:06 PM, said:

Guess HTML is no good....

Got 78% on the Killer Cat Quiz.

This is the picture of my kitty I tried to post...
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Aw, bless the lil' moggies, so cute.

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