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[#] Wed Dec 10 2014 19:04:03 EST from zooer

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I did trim his nails, they were getting caught in everything. They need to be trimmed further but it is a
difficult task.

[#] Thu Dec 11 2014 15:38:08 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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My cat and his treat ball.
http://youtu.be/9Pc0PPa5SGA

BIG FLUFFY FAT CAT I WANT TO PICK HIM UP AND GIVE HIM KISSES

[#] Fri Dec 19 2014 17:01:08 EST from LoanShark

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"I can demonstrate /objectively/ that cats are of a great value... ("Objective does not mean "disinterested" or indifferent; it means corresponding to the facts of reality and applies both to knowledge and to values.)"

--Ayn Rand

well, shit. ghod just killed a kitten.

[#] Sat Dec 20 2014 08:38:29 EST from fleeb

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Well, they do help reduce vermin in a house.

[#] Sat Dec 20 2014 10:10:40 EST from vince-q

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Heh.

A few years back a lizard managed to run into the house while I was carrying stuff in from the car.

Abby (the cat) saw the thing and immediately took it to be a self-propelled cat toy.

And as with every other cat toy presented to her, after about 3 or so minutes she was tired of it, bored, and jumped up onto the back of the chair to resume her usual status - napping.

Eventually I managed to get the lizard near enough to a door to let it back outside.

Abby never even noticed.

Mouser? Heh. She'd probably do the same. In all honesty I've never seen an indoor mouse as long as I've had cats. However, with Abigail, it's probably because the mice "sense the presence of cat and know better" as opposed to Abby actually catching and killing one (*way* too much work for her - interrupts her cycle of nap/eat/nap/eat/bother-the-humans/nap etc.

[#] Sat Dec 20 2014 15:51:07 EST from triLcat

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I've heard that mice are put off by the scent of cat dander, so just having a cat in the house for a while can solve your mouse problem even if the car doesn't do anything about the mice.



[#] Sun Dec 21 2014 13:26:50 EST from fleeb

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I remember my sister's cat playing with his squeak toy while I was sleeping on the sofa one evening.

Only to discover that the cat didn't have a squeak toy, and the mouse he found wasn't happy. Or alive anymore.

[#] Sun Dec 21 2014 15:23:52 EST from vince-q

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Heh.
That would never happen with Abby.
I would wake up to find her and the mouse cuddled, sound asleep.... ;)

[#] Sun Dec 21 2014 19:25:34 EST from zooer

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Ringo would leave the skull and entrails for us to find. Usually someplace where we walk.... oh yeah, that is a
gift.

[#] Tue Dec 23 2014 00:20:44 EST from ax25

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Sat Dec 20 2014 08:38:29 AM EST from fleeb

Well, they do help reduce vermin in a house.

Hells yes.  Proud former owner of 2 cats.



[#] Tue Dec 23 2014 00:28:23 EST from ax25

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Growing up with a cat that liked to hunt, we would often find items left in the yard....

beaks and feet.

When we jacked up the porch, we had to remove the steps.  We then fully realized the full carnage wrought by a former alley cat.  Squirrels, rabbits, ducks, and even a Canadian goose skeleton.

On another note.  The last remaining cat I had I boarded at the in-laws farm while out on a camping vacation.  I brought food up for the cat to eat, but he never ate any of it, and mostly hung out in the basement.  They never did figure out what he ate that week :-)   I have a guess.



[#] Tue Dec 23 2014 11:16:59 EST from zooer

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My cat brought home a squirrel once, it was at least a 1/3 the size of the cat. I didn't figure out how he did
it, I wondered if it was dead and he just dragged it home. I threw it in the garbage before he ate it. It
could have been poisoned, I don't know.

I hate seeing cats "play" or torment their prey, just kill it. Odd thing about my cat is he would kill it, then
come inside for some dry cat food, then go outside and eat or come back later and eat. He likes his dry food.

[#] Tue Dec 23 2014 11:43:08 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Our one year old cat Sprite who was born in captivity and never had to hunt (and only spent the first few months of his life in a house that had mice) seems to have some interesting hunting instincts. If he's playing with a cat toy, say a cloth mouse or even one of those dangly feather things, if he manages to snatch it away from whatever human is playing with him, he will then hold his "kill" in his mouth and take it away to some other location where he won't have to share it with the other cats.

Of course, there is only one other cat, who is sleepy and overweight and has no interest in playing that game.

[#] Wed Dec 24 2014 11:44:50 EST from zooer

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[#] Thu Dec 25 2014 12:04:46 EST from zooer

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I have said my cat isn't normal. Doesn't like boxes, lasers or other things most cats find exciting. We have a
window bird feeder and he watches the birds all morning. For Christmas I received a small drone, I have wanted
to get a radio controlled helicopter or drone for a while. I also wanted to see if the cat found it
interesting. Cat looked at it for a few minutes as it floated but didn't seem to care.

This cat has no interests.

[#] Thu Dec 25 2014 14:17:33 EST from vince-q

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There does seem to be *one* thing that fascinates The Abby for as long as I feel like playing with her.

Feather On A String. You've probabl seen these. A feather on a string with the string attached to a plastic "fishing pole" thingee for the human to hold. You flip the feather around; the Cat thinks it's alive; the Cat... well I'm sure you get it.

This is the *only* cat-toy The Abby likes. She likes it to the point of *me* tiring of the activity before She does.

Neat.
Fun. For both of us.
And good exercise for The Cat.
Merry Christmas to All !!

[#] Thu Dec 25 2014 22:29:23 EST from zooer

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You mentioned it before, he has a few of the feathers on the end of a stick thingies. Finds it fun for about 30
seconds at the most.

He does like shredding balls of paper, that will get a minute, minute and a half of activity out of him, then I
have to clean the mess up.

[#] Fri Dec 26 2014 14:40:25 EST from zooer

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The cat and the drone.

http://youtu.be/PCSiskaDXfs

You use the cellphone that is controlling the drone, to capture the video. Hence crappy video.

[#] Sat Dec 27 2014 15:05:40 EST from fleeb

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Heh... a cautiously interested kitty.

[#] Sat Dec 27 2014 17:25:37 EST from zooer

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He is interested, I decided that what he doesn't like is the down draft from the four rotors. There is a
camera on the bottom of the drone, if I get the drone above the cat, the cat runs. If the drone drops to the
ground he will cautiously go over to inspect.

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