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jahgirl8

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Posted: Jan 13, 2020 - 2:12pm

Image result for beautiful kittens"

sirdroseph

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Posted: Jan 13, 2020 - 6:56am

 westslope wrote:


 triskele wrote:


 westslope wrote:


 triskele wrote:
OMG you haven't lived until a little kitten uses your earlobe as a pacifier.... Our poor Franklin Pyewacket Bailey B. must have lost his mommy when he wasn't fully weaned yet.  {#Cry}  But, now he has 4 earlobes to choose from!
 
One of ours — Framboise  — used to suck on one of my sweaters in addition to needing kneading the sweater or my lap,  and like a kitten she would knead her mother's belly.  Framboise was likely taken by coyotes in April last year.  

 

Oh no!  How did she get outside?  
 

Our cats are all outdoor cats.  They adore going outside. 

We knew the risks.  Within a short time of moving here I was guessing/concluding that as much as 1/3 of the diet of the local coyotes consisted of domestic cats.  That assessment was made according to patent pending scat reading methods.   

The cats kill birds and mice.  Humans over-feed cats.  Coyotes kill and eat cats.   Such is the nature of suburban and small town ecological systems.   

My only wish is that women would stop feeding feral cats.    Feral cats are killing machines.  
 
Yea that is how I play it too.  I try to apply the Star Trek prime directive of non interference.  I know of a lot of governments that could stand to do the same. {#Doh}
westslope

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Posted: Jan 13, 2020 - 6:49am



 triskele wrote:


 westslope wrote:


 triskele wrote:
OMG you haven't lived until a little kitten uses your earlobe as a pacifier.... Our poor Franklin Pyewacket Bailey B. must have lost his mommy when he wasn't fully weaned yet.  
{#Cry}
  But, now he has 4 earlobes to choose from!
 
One of ours — Framboise  — used to suck on one of my sweaters in addition to needing kneading the sweater or my lap,  and like a kitten she would knead her mother's belly.  Framboise was likely taken by coyotes in April last year.  

 

Oh no!  How did she get outside?  

 

Our cats are all outdoor cats.  They adore going outside. 

We knew the risks.  Within a short time of moving here I was guessing/concluding that as much as 1/3 of the diet of the local coyotes consisted of domestic cats.  That assessment was made according to patent pending scat reading methods.   

The cats kill birds and mice.  Humans over-feed cats.  Coyotes kill and eat cats.   Such is the nature of suburban and small town ecological systems.   

My only wish is that women would stop feeding feral cats.    Feral cats are killing machines.  
triskele

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Location: The Dragons' Roost


Posted: Jan 11, 2020 - 1:05pm



 westslope wrote:


 triskele wrote:
OMG you haven't lived until a little kitten uses your earlobe as a pacifier.... Our poor Franklin Pyewacket Bailey B. must have lost his mommy when he wasn't fully weaned yet.  
{#Cry}
  But, now he has 4 earlobes to choose from!
 
One of ours — Framboise  — used to suck on one of my sweaters in addition to needing kneading the sweater or my lap,  and like a kitten she would knead her mother's belly.  Framboise was likely taken by coyotes in April last year.  

 

Oh no!  How did she get outside?  
westslope

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Posted: Jan 11, 2020 - 11:26am



 triskele wrote:
OMG you haven't lived until a little kitten uses your earlobe as a pacifier.... Our poor Franklin Pyewacket Bailey B. must have lost his mommy when he wasn't fully weaned yet.  
{#Cry}
  But, now he has 4 earlobes to choose from!
 
One of ours — Framboise  — used to suck on one of my sweaters in addition to needing kneading the sweater or my lap, like a kitten she would knead her mother's belly.  Framboise was likely taken by coyotes in April last year.  

triskele

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Posted: Jan 11, 2020 - 6:35am

OMG you haven't lived until a little kitten uses your earlobe as a pacifier.... Our poor Franklin Pyewacket Bailey B. must have lost his mommy when he wasn't fully weaned yet.  {#Cry}  But, now he has 4 earlobes to choose from!
westslope

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Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 8:29pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 westslope wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

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Thanks for taking care of my babies, jerk.


Dinger 2002–2019
 

Cute ginger tabby.  Why did you call him jerk?
  
 


He was really a terrible cat. Any time something changed (new cat, new kid, the weather) he'd shit on my side of the bed or on anything he thought needed to be shit on. Peed on my head twice at least. Once he got his collar hung up and Justine reached down to help him and he sunk his teeth into her thumb up to the gumline. Cost $5000 and a week of 3x daily IV antibiotics to keep her thumb. But he was sweet to the kids. We had him declawed because our pediatrician was really upset that we had a kitten and a young preemie baby... but even without claws he'd bring in birds and rabbits (usually alive) and squirrel parts. 

Total jerk. And boy, did I cry today.
 
Wow.  That puts other cantankerous cats into perspective doesn't it?    

I feel your pain.  A few years back, we put down a large but overly aggressive male rescue cat that first bit my wife's hand — it swelled  up like a balloon — and then swiped at my face cutting it open and narrowly missing my eye.  A river of blood did floweth.  

We decided that if living in a rural area we would have kept Unbi and adjusted our behaviour.   There were small children in the neighbourhood.  We paid a vet to put the cat down.  Still makes me sad.  

Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 6:43pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 westslope wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

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Thanks for taking care of my babies, jerk.
Dinger 2002–2019
 

Cute ginger tabby.  Why did you call him jerk?
  
 


He was really a terrible cat. Any time something changed (new cat, new kid, the weather) he'd shit on my side of the bed or on anything he thought needed to be shit on. Peed on my head twice at least. Once he got his collar hung up and Justine reached down to help him and he sunk his teeth into her thumb up to the gumline. Cost $5000 and a week of 3x daily IV antibiotics to keep her thumb. But he was sweet to the kids. We had him declawed because our pediatrician was really upset that we had a kitten and a young preemie baby... but even without claws he'd bring in birds and rabbits (usually alive) and squirrel parts. 

Total jerk. And boy, did I cry today.
 
{#Hug}
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 6:38pm



 westslope wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

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Thanks for taking care of my babies, jerk.


Dinger 2002–2019
 

Cute ginger tabby.  Why did you call him jerk?
  
 


He was really a terrible cat. Any time something changed (new cat, new kid, the weather) he'd shit on my side of the bed or on anything he thought needed to be shit on. Peed on my head twice at least. Once he got his collar hung up and Justine reached down to help him and he sunk his teeth into her thumb up to the gumline. Cost $5000 and a week of 3x daily IV antibiotics to keep her thumb. But he was sweet to the kids. We had him declawed because our pediatrician was really upset that we had a kitten and a young preemie baby... but even without claws he'd bring in birds and rabbits (usually alive) and squirrel parts. 

Total jerk. And boy, did I cry today.
westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 6:25pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

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Thanks for taking care of my babies, jerk.


Dinger 2002–2019
 

Cute ginger tabby.  Why did you call him jerk?
Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 6:17pm

My condolences to you all and thanks you all for sharing him along with the rest of your animals with us all. Thanks for the memories, Dinger. How many stitches was it Justine?
miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 4:08pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Thanks for taking care of my babies, jerk.

Dinger 2002–2019
 

sounds like he lived a good life  

to dinger  {#Cheers}
oldviolin

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Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 3:46pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Dinger


binkypuss


4-22-07bedjumping7.jpg

Dinger Says Cheese
Dinger - What's Wrong With This Cat?


Thanks for taking care of my babies, jerk.


Dinger 2002–2019
 

Dangit. Great pics my friend. 
BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 1:55pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Just an old man. Started losing weight a few years ago (he was pretty chonky) but was otherwise healthy. Vet never diagnosed anything specific but I assume his kidneys gave out. Spent the last 18 months or so being very scrawny but still going outside and doing cat stuff. Got unsteady on his feet and started falling off the counter last month and things just spiraled. It was time.

I know you lurved the Dinger and I thought of you two when I was going thru pictures...

Thought I had a photo of you or Buzz with him but it's just Buzz flipping me off... :-P
 
Godspeed on your next adventure, Dinger, and thanks for raising those kids!
JrzyTmata

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Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 10:20am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:
oh no! what happened? 
 
Just an old man. Started losing weight a few years ago (he was pretty chonky) but was otherwise healthy. Vet never diagnosed anything specific but I assume his kidneys gave out. Spent the last 18 months or so being very scrawny but still going outside and doing cat stuff. Got unsteady on his feet and started falling off the counter last month and things just spiraled. It was time.

I know you lurved the Dinger and I thought of you two when I was going thru pictures...
 

I did lurve him. He is one of the reasons wanted an orange cat.
at first glance, I thought the first photo of your post was something buzz took of ButtNut.

Happy Trails to Dinger! Say hello to Apple, Mac and Tosh over there at the Rainbow Bridge.

ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 10:15am



 JrzyTmata wrote:
oh no! what happened? 
 
Just an old man. Started losing weight a few years ago (he was pretty chonky) but was otherwise healthy. Vet never diagnosed anything specific but I assume his kidneys gave out. Spent the last 18 months or so being very scrawny but still going outside and doing cat stuff. Got unsteady on his feet and started falling off the counter last month and things just spiraled. It was time.

I know you lurved the Dinger and I thought of you two when I was going thru pictures...

Thought I had a photo of you or Buzz with him but it's just Buzz flipping me off... :-P
JrzyTmata

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Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 8:58am

oh no! what happened? 
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 8:44am

Dinger


binkypuss


4-22-07bedjumping7.jpg

Dinger Says Cheese
Dinger - What's Wrong With This Cat?


Thanks for taking care of my babies, jerk.


Dinger 2002–2019
Copenhagen_Cat

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Posted: Oct 26, 2019 - 8:36am

It's a good idea to only feed cats twice a day. If they're used to meals whenever they beg, it may be a challenge to resist, but be patient - or at least feed them smaller portions.  Also, buy quality food from
 the vet.  Although it is more expensive, it is also more filling and healthy, so in the long run you'll save money on vet bills. :) 

On a pet forum I'm a member of (catoftheday.com), there are advice about all sorts of things concerning cats... and dogs. This is what one said about pumpkin:

"My vet suggested using canned pumpkin or Metamucil in his food to help him feel fuller."
triskele

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Posted: Oct 26, 2019 - 7:18am

 westslope wrote:


 triskele wrote:


Fortunately, I learned LONG ago about the dangers of "free feeding" house cats.
My cats eat twice a day, on a schedule, dry food in the morning, and wet food 12 hours later.

I suspect that the big male is eating more than his share, which is why the smaller female has begun to beg.

 

We feed twice a day too.   Wet followed by a bit of dry in the morning and just dry in the evening.   These rescue cats can develop obsessive appetites.  

We had problems with spatial separation when we had 3 cats.   We were constantly lifting some cat bowls off the floor.  Good exercise for the human owners.  The smaller Norwegian Forest Cat female ate on the dining room table.  

Now our ~17-year old  Ragdoll howls us into waking up at 4 or 5 in the morning if she does not have enough food.   (This is all our doing, no doubt.)   So I have tried to devise a strategy where we feed smaller amounts of dry during the day and I will give her one more portion of dry at 11 in the evening.

We suspect that when she 'overeats', she tends to throw up more frequently.  Very little of the vomit actually consists of groomed cat hair.
 
We've found that automatic feeders for the dry portion of their food has stopped the early morning shenanigans.   The food is presented to them while we sleep, and it works wonders.  Unfortunately, this is the meal they have that is unsupervised, allowing the possibility of the one cat over eating, and the other going hungry.....  We have to be able to sleep, though!!
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