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  1. teacherintexas

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    I have a dome litter box that is the best thing since sliced bread. It has an incline the kitty walks down as he exits so almost all of the loose little falls there and not on the floor.
     
  2. mmswm

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    Cute kitten :)

    I'm without internet at home because dear, sweet, wonderful Booger had a nice lunch of modem power supply. Sigh. One of my coworkers is bringing a power supply he thinks will fit today, and my father mailed me a box that weighed about 80lbs full of cables, wires and power supplies so I'll have back up. Ugh.
     
  3. cutNglue

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    We just rescued a cat tonight. It has a very interesting shape to its face. I wish I knew what breed this cat was. It's head is almost small for its body. The eyes are slanted upwards. His head is almost triangular shaped. I don't have a site to post a picture on than Facebook so I can't put it up here.

    I think it might be an Oriental Shorthair. The facial features are distinctive. The only thing holding me back is the ears are not as pronounced as they are typically for this breed.
     
  4. Upsadaisy

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    Where did you get him, cutNglue? He sounds interesting. What color?

    My cats put me in my place recently. I had the nerve to serve them Purina One Urinary Health food. You should have seen their reaction. It was plain as day. They sneered, looked at me as if to say, "Are you kidding? Really? Who the hell wants urinary food?" They kept up these silent comments for a while even though I didn't dare give it to them again.

    I have to use a large Rubbermaid tub for a litter box - and there still is litter scattered all over. Luckily, it's on the patio. And the blind cat still seems to miss it.
     
  5. cutNglue

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    We found it at a casino parking garage. We were parked there to go to a restaurant nearby. There are strays here everywhere. This cat appears to have been domesticated but it's face was beat up and it is still not fully grown. I suspect it was abandoned rather recently. When I brought him home and gave him food, a lot cats are spooked by people trying to pet them while eating but this one was chowing as if there was no tomorrow and ate A LOT for a little cat.

    It seems the cat used the sandbox as we showed it to him at least twice. We put her with a bed, food, water and a box in the bathroom overnight.

    Because he is a baby, she wants to claw on the furniture but seems to understand when I do my "ehh" voice. I'll buy her a scratching post today.

    She is very playful and cries for attention. She wants to be petted a lot.

    She is white with tabby spots on her.
     
  6. cutNglue

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    Oh beautiful. I've seen pictures of those before, but never one in person. Is it a boy or girl?

    I just spent $213 on flea treatment (6 months) for two cats and a dog. For the first time ever, we recently got a flea problem.
     
  8. cutNglue

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    This cat is a girl. I prefer the name Miss Fancy Pants, Nami (wave) or Suki (beloved).

    The kids have settled on Domo ("very"- loosely translated).
     
  9. Grammy Teacher

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    We were gone last weekend. After we got home and went to bed, I had one cat on my left another on my right, pushing against my back to get as close as possible!
     
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    Tornado sirens went off multiple times last night here. All four cats and all three boys were crowded on my bed. This was the first time I've seen all four cats in one big cat pile. There's usually one dissenter.
     
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    I have a long haired siamese cat. Her name is Sneaky. She got this name when she was a kitten (stray) and I had propped the front door open to carry in groceries. She snuck in the house and we could not get her to leave. We put a "found" ad in the paper...no takers. She is the most loving cat...well except for with the dog. He has a few battle scars from encounters with her highness. I love my cat. She is lovely to have around, for sure! :0)
     
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    Sneaky! I love the name! :)
     
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    I have one cat named Esme. She's the best! She acts more like a dog than a cat sometimes. I got her 2 1/2 years ago from a rescue. She's probably about 6 years old now. She's very friendly and very sweet! Even boyfriend likes her a lot and he's much more a dog person than cat person!
     
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    I have 4 cats - Cali an almost 11 year old white calico (kentucky rescue kitty), Midnight an almost 8 year old black with white tummy dots (apartment dumpster rescue), Socks- a 4 year old tuxedo (rescued him and his brother but the brother died during surgery- undiagnosed heart ailment), and Baby Girl - a 4 year old medium hair dark calico (rescued her to keep socks from getting murdered by Cali and Midnight.

    About 2 1/2 years ago we added the dog that is in my avatar (another rescue) and it's been hilarious to watch. Cali and Midnight hate Miss Wolfie's guts but Socks and Baby Girl love her and will play and play. They definitely keep things interesting.
     
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    My momma kitty decided to be a superhero today. First, she jumped off our eight foot retaining wall (luckily, I have seen her do this before, so I didn't completely freak). Ten minutes later she was back on the wall, and decided to jump from there to our 15 foot high deck. Completely freaked me out when I heard her thump against the support pole, then watched her scrambling, using her claws to try to get up and onto the deck. She was hanging almost 20 feet in the air. Once she got onto the deck, I made her go back inside. No more "flying" for her today.
     
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    My cats did something similar. I had me, my dog and three cats all together in the bathroom. I am from New England so when I hear a tornado siren go off I run in terror to the bathroom. I grabbed my dog and kept the door open and all three cats followed me. We sat for a real long time and everyone sort of just stared at each other. I finally heard a neighbor from another apartment running their sink and realized it must be safe. Turns out the also sound the siren for HAIL!! lol

    Anyways, I just bought the Omega Paw Self-Cleaning litter box and some Precious Cat litter. Both have great reviews...I'll share how it goes. You can't find the Omega Paw in stores anymore. Its only online so it should arrive on Tuesday thanks to Amazon Prime shipping. :)
     
  17. Grammy Teacher

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    Speaking of cats, I have a problem with a feral cat. It's been hanging around for several weeks and I haven't been feeding it because I don't want to end up "The Cat Lady." However, would you feed it? I don't know what to do.
    I was hoping it would go away, but it still hangs out in our yard. My cat hates it because it chases him, plus this is "his" home.
     
  18. teacherSMK

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    Grammy, if he looks like he is starving, yes, I would feed him, but far away from my actual "home boundaries." My mom has several stray cats that she feeds, but she takes the food out to the edge of the "woods" by her property, and the 3 feral cats do not bother her house cat. If the feral cat around your home continues to bother your cat, I would suggest contacting a local "no-kill" shelter in your area to see if they would be willing to come and rescue him, to try and find him a forever home.
     
  19. Grammy Teacher

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    teachersmk, I don't think the cat looks like it's starving, but I still feel bad for it. I put some food way out by the edge of the woods where he roams, but it's all still there so I don't think he's found it, plus it's been rained on...thanks for your input...seems we are thinking along the same lines. The cat rescue doesn't deal with feral cats and this one is very wild. It takes off the minute we open the door.
     
  20. Joy

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    Have any of you cat lovers ever heard of a cat being diabetic? My sister just took her cat to the vet because she thought he had a bladder infection. It ends up that he is diabetic and needs special food and possibly insulin. Does anyone have any experience with this? She is sort of nervous about how to care for him right now.
     
  21. mmswm

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    There are lots of cats that are diabetic. It's a very common problem with cats, especially older, inactive or overweight cats. Her vet should be able to point her in the direction of appropriate resources to help her care for him.
     
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    I don't currently have a cat, but many years ago I had an AMAZING orange tabby named Columbus. He drove with me cross country and even camped with me. I had a wagon-type car, so I put his litter box in the back for long stretches. He would literally sit on my seat back and shoulder while I drove - like my little copilot (looking back, I realize it was unsafe of me to let him do this). Cats are amazing. He was a dear friend.
     
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    Special-t, that is so sweet.
     

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