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The Truth About Cats: They're Good for Us

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Awww Good Thing I Have 3 Of Them :)

Did you pass the test I posted :D ????

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My new kitty lost his home because of the media hype going on about cats. Their loss is my gain. He is a nice cat and the dog loves him. Lugh is really the dog's cat.

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Did you pass the test I posted :D ????

Well I took the test and got only 73% - I seriously can't imagine a home without a cat. I brought the first kitten into my life in a plastic bag which I dragged along the pavement behind me at the wee age of 4 1/2 years from a friend's place (it was a different world then, even a 4 year old could visit neighbours alone lol). Anyways, it survived the trip and after much screaming and hype that we weren't keeping it, it took over the household and became a great mouser and "snaker" - we had serious snake probs and it would sit on the fence till it saw one, pounce, kill it and leave the corpse on our doorstep.

Unfortunately, it got bit one time too many by the poisonous variety and passed on many years later. Strangely, the next kitten showed up almost on schedule shortly after :whistle: and now many decades later, my brother, sister, parents, all have cats in our respective households - the general excuse of the old folk is "they keep the mice and bugs away" but I know better, my little kitty all those years ago changed us all permanently and irrevocably, there will always be time to pet a cat in our lives thanks to her.

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Don't get me wrong. I haven't met a cat I didn't like.

But the other day I was asked to help replace someone's roof. So I said okay. Once I was on the job they mentioned replacing some insulation in the attic. So I said okay.

What they didn't tell me was that about six generations of cats, USED IT FOR THEIR LITTERBOX! YUCK! I just got home from the job and purposely scalded myself in shower.

So this topic right now, I'm getting a kick out it. :)

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My cat is so weird... this morning she had her regular breakfast composed of 1/2 slice of cooked ham and 4 sour cream and onion rippled potato chips then went outside for her morning run, slept on the widow seal until noon. I had chicken merguez for lunch, a North African kind of spicy sausage you grill Freedom Fries and tomato/buffalo mozzarella and as usual Luna was seating next to my chair. I gave her a piece of cheese and she gave an evil look, so cut a tiny piece of snausage and blew on it to chill it (she hates me when I give her hot food). Now those snausages are normally made of lamb and are spicy, those were made of chicken but spicy nonetheless. She took a sniff at it, play with it for a second or two, looked at me as to ask if I was kidding or something.

I played big guy and I ignored her... next thing you know, she eating the snausage and wanting more. That tiny little 5 pound chunk of a cat (she almost 4 years old but refuses to grow despite the good stuff I feed her with) ate almost 1/3 of the snausage...darn her.. I had hardly any food for myself... sniff. but she was happy.

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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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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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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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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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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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The tiny thing above knows that very well but I think she's a reincarnation of the late dog friend that brightened my life.scan0009.jpg

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Any articles on rats for a change?

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

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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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post-109307-0-48947200-1345736240_thumb.Mine 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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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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Cats are good for us... I half expected a recipe or two. :)

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<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&current=KittyNov7-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s140/MJV71174/KittyNov7-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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<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&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...

KittyNov7-1.jpg

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Guess HTML is no good....

Got 78% on the Killer Cat Quiz.

This is the picture of my kitty I tried to post...

KittyNov7-1.jpg

Aw, bless the lil' moggies, so cute.

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