Sep 11, 2017 09:23AM feelingfeline wrote:
Share pictures and stories of the four-legged friends who make your day-to-day lives better!
Posted on: Aug 17, 2015 06:11PM - edited Aug 18, 2015 12:34PM by Smaarty
a thread for crazy cat ladies! I thought maybe just pics of your own cats, and if there's not enough then just any old cat you can find!
I have 8. Technically only 5 are mine, the others think they live here. Mostly because I feed them with everybody else and they never seem to leave!
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Sep 11, 2017 09:23AM feelingfeline wrote:
Sep 11, 2017 01:44PM Wren44 wrote:
The shelter has an American Ringtail cat. He has a chip, so they're still trying to contact the owner. He carries his tail over his back with a curl and he wags it back and forth. He's a beautiful orange/white tabby. Nice cat and really playful.
Sep 12, 2017 02:08AM - edited Sep 12, 2017 02:11AM by shepkitty
Feline - Oh no! You know that old saying about curiosity and cats. Funny cartoon but scary too! 😳 Still chuckling about the "Catholic Meeting"; had to look at it twice to "get it" lol
Ruth - Jack looks so macho in his "man shirt" , surely he was the winner of the fight! Shirts work really well for dog wounds too. Some people (looks away and softly hums) dress their kitties up quite often so they don't mind wearing clothes.
Wren - I had to look up the American Ringtail. What a unique breed! The loveliness of a long tail with less risk of knocked over items 😊
Sep 12, 2017 11:29AM feelingfeline wrote:
Wow, never heard of Ringtail either. Duh, guess that means I don't know everything!!
We are "discussing" adopting a second, main problem is DS who has allergies. He took a couple of weeks to acclimatise to Arthur after Arthur arrived and when we took in what we thought was another stray a couple of years ago (a cat that turned out to actually have a home not too far from here) DS was back wheezing and streaming. He swears he will acclimatise to a new one, and he is 21 not 12, but there is a risk if we take one we might end up having to return it to shelter which would be traumatic for cat and people.
All of us would love another cat, no qusetion. Well no-one has asked Arthur to be fair...Arthur's opinion on the matter is unknown.
Sep 12, 2017 01:36PM Wren44 wrote:
Feline, How did Arthur react to the cat you took in? If there's a shelter where you live, ask about fostering a cat. Here, the foster parent has first rights to the foster cat. I have only kept a couple over a long time.
The ringtail at the shelter wags it side to side like a dog, so not sure how safe the valuables would be. I think it would be less likely to step on his tail.
Sep 12, 2017 03:17PM feelingfeline wrote:
That is a great idea about the fostering Wren. I will look into it.
Sep 12, 2017 04:00PM ShetlandPony wrote:
I love the shirt idea. I have to think Jack must prefer it to the cone of shame.
Sep 13, 2017 12:36PM KB870 wrote:
Lovely, lucky kitty!
Sep 13, 2017 01:27PM Spookiesmom wrote:
I think the kids would have a fit giving him up, but will suggest. He's not neutered, so will be visiting vet soon. Neighbors say there is a feral colony around here, this guy is too friendly and well fed to be feral.
The other cat is NOT happy. It's been rough few days for her with 2 dogs and STRANGERS in her house. Now this intruder.
Sep 14, 2017 08:56AM - edited Sep 14, 2017 08:57AM by feelingfeline
I read that thankfully all the members of the Hemingway Museum cat colony came through the hurricane so I guess he's not one of those six-toed cats.
Sep 14, 2017 12:54PM KB870 wrote:
My old boy, Quincy, had extra toes on the front. Looked very odd!
Sep 14, 2017 03:31PM - edited Sep 14, 2017 03:32PM by Wren44
It's not common, but not really uncommon either. We get a polydactal cat every few weeks at the shelter. They look like they have thumbs and could text. We had a couple of cats years ago that had really odd names. Not until someone called them Hemingway polydactal did we realize that they were named after Hemingway characters.
Sep 14, 2017 04:34PM - edited Sep 14, 2017 04:35PM by feelingfeline
Apparently the Hemingway cats are all descendants of a 6-toed (polydactyl) cat which belonged to the author. I have been to the Museum at Key West and it was lovely to see so many cats happy and well cared for with a certain home for life. Hurrah for 6 toes!
Sep 15, 2017 08:37PM - edited Sep 15, 2017 08:38PM by shepkitty
Ooooooh Spookie.....love those big mittens! Poor grandkitty, having to suffer such indignities.
My heart kitty was a huge all grey Himalayan with double paws. He could use them to very quickly and delicately snatch tidbits of food from an unsuspecting diner. Always the gentleman, he was careful to only touch the food he took. If the morsel was not to his liking, he would very politely put it back exactly where it came from. This was also done with incredible stealth and swiftness. I could never bring myself to scold him - he was just too cute. I did keep one eye on my plate at all times!
Kitties with double paws or 4 wheel drive (extra toes on all 4 paws) do need special attention to their paws. The claws that grow between the extra digit and the neighboring "finger/toe" have a tendency to grow inward and can cause injury to the paw pad below. Those claws aren't positioned to be able to wear down from using a scratching post or from playing outside. A good pair of scissors made for trimming cat claws will remedy that. My big guy preferred me to use an emory board :)
Feline ~ So envious you were able to see Hemingway's cats. What a loving legacy to leave behind.
Wren ~ I don't think many people would have made the connection to the origin of the odd names of your shelter kitties; I wouldn't have. Very funny story!
Sep 17, 2017 04:05AM shepkitty wrote:
Spookie - Argh! No more hurricanes! We are about 5 miles or so from the ocean but are protected by living on the west side of the Intra Coastal Waterway. All of our utilities are buried; we've been very fortunate to have not lost power for more than a few minutes in past 17 years. I used to live in a pretty little modular home (the wheels were off so not a trailer, ha!) that was barely 2 miles from the beach. Went through Floyd a-okay :)
How did you do in your perpetually perfect part of Florida? You're near Tampa aren't you? Hoping there wasn't much damage where you are. Geez, these storms are a PIA !
A study guide for those unfamiliar .....
Sep 17, 2017 10:45AM - edited Sep 17, 2017 11:04AM by Teka
Daughter took the 1st pic of Nikolai during (2013) and the 2nd pic of Nikolai during (2017).
Sep 17, 2017 03:23PM Logang wrote:
This is Fury making herself comfortable as usual...
Sep 17, 2017 07:03PM - edited Sep 17, 2017 10:57PM by Teka
Nikolai is a mixed breed. Brushing is a challenge!
Fury, pure black?
Sep 17, 2017 10:52PM Logang wrote:
Fury has a touch of white on her chest and belly.
Sep 18, 2017 10:35AM feelingfeline wrote:
Sep 19, 2017 03:24PM Logang wrote:
Selfies with Stormy...haha
Sep 19, 2017 08:09PM lovepugs77 wrote:
Stormy looks a lot like my Mouse. The lighting is bad in this picture, though