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Hangdawg13
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Message 46 of 277 (206312)
05-09-2005 12:02 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Minnemooseus
03-16-2004 3:24 AM


I try not to affiliate with either party.

...I like to pet soft things.

Our family has had two dogs and one cat. I loved the black lab and the cat, but the brittany was super annoying.


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Message 47 of 277 (313664)
05-19-2006 8:00 PM
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03-16-2004 3:24 AM


Bad Moose has diverted another topic
Minnemooseus writes:

An older Calico, named "Hiss" (but often known as "Fuzzbrain"), and a young gray Tabby, called "Keeper" at the animal shelter, but renamed "Stripe" by me.

I originally posted 2 of the following 3 at the Your pictures/faces topic.

Moose and Hiss:

Moose and Stripe:

Stripe was a very ill kitty in this photo (peretonitis). He died +/- a week later.

New and younger cat Squeak:

Squeak (then called "Tawney Kitty") ended up at the vertranary clinic I work at as cleaning dude. She and another cat had been abandoned in a house when the renter moved out. It was a while before she was discovered. She came very close to starving to death - Had to be force fed at the clinic. A second cat did not survive.

I first had cats starting in Montana in about 1995, when I took over Hiss and Sly from friends. While there, a third little kitten showed up and moved in, who I called "Scruffy"

I moved back to Nevada with 3 cats in the pickup cab with me, they being more or less tranquilized for part of the trip. Sly, per his history, seemed immune to the tranquilizer pill. Initially after I got to Nevada, I had the cats staying with a friend while I found a place to stay (camper trailer in a mobile home park). There a coyote or owl apparently got Scruffy.

Moved back to Minnesota with Hiss and Sly (who, btw, grew up together). Sly became diabetic, and was too far gone to save with maintainance insulin treatment. Had to have euthanized.

So, had:

Sly and Hiss, then Sly and Hiss and Scruffy, then back to Sly and Hiss, then just Hiss, then Hiss and Stripe, then just Hiss, and now Hiss and Squeak. I have developed a tradition of naming cats to start with "S", although all had been named before I realized such. Maybe not a good idea, considering the history of Scruffy, Sly, and Stripe. They were all male. Hiss and Squeak are female.

Moose

Added by edit: I don't have much for photos of Sly and Scruffy, and none in digital form.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Change ID.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Fixed typo and added a bit of content.


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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iano
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Message 48 of 277 (313813)
05-20-2006 6:35 AM
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03-16-2004 3:24 AM


Cats will have mercy upon whom they will have mercy
I've wondered if the evo side tends to be "cat people", and the creo side, "dog people".

I was a dog person all my life until just around the time of my conversion to Christianity. As with salvation, my conversion to cats was something done to me rather that me doing anything (except not rejecting the action. In fact it is a decent picture of the process of salvation - the conversion happens in such a way that you don't know you are converted until you realize you are converted.

www.evcforum.net/cgi-bin/dm.cgi?action=msg&f=14&t=328&m=219#219 -->www.evcforum.net/cgi-bin/dm.cgi?action=msg&f=14&t=328&m=219#219">http://www.evcforum.net/cgi-bin/dm.cgi?action=msg&f=14&t=328&m=219#219


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Message 49 of 277 (313886)
05-20-2006 11:42 AM


Cat/Dog
Hello.

I'm an Evo and like both, to be honest. But, if I was forced to choose between the two, I would have to go dog. I love cats and grew up with a couple of them, only to have both of them runoff.

The greatest reason I do not have a cat as of now is because of the vast amount of birds that live around my house. Swooping through backyard to backyard, looking for food, nesting in and around trees in my yard, this cat could possibly kill many of them.

I recall watching an Ultimate Guide edition on the Science Channel about cats. The house cat was the most successful predator of all the cats. They kill, if I remember correctly, between 3-5 billion birds annually in the U.S. alone.

To my liking, my dog is rather indifferent to birds. However, I'm sure the simple solution would be to keep my cat indoors more often.

Edited by Infixion, : Added last line.


    
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Message 50 of 277 (313887)
05-20-2006 11:42 AM


Cat/Dog
Sorry, double post.

Edited by Infixion, : No reason given.


    
Minnemooseus
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Message 51 of 277 (323859)
06-20-2006 12:37 PM


Cat trees bear
I got this photo from http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060610/ap_on_fe_st/cat_scares_bear. The story is also there.

The photo by itself is here.

As stored on my own site, at least for now:

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Message 52 of 277 (323867)
06-20-2006 12:48 PM
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06-20-2006 12:37 PM


Re: Cat trees bear
In a similar vein, I know at least two people who have seen dogs get beaten up by rabbits.


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Message 53 of 277 (323881)
06-20-2006 1:15 PM
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06-20-2006 12:37 PM


Re: Cat trees bear
Outstanding photo, Moose. They don't call cats hypercarnivores for nuthin'...

To respond to a post from the animals-on-the-ark now made safe from cats, and in my capacity as a tolerated (but not endorsed, oh no) spokesperson for the Family of Felines...

My cat like sticky labels, plastic tags, rubber bands and staples from my staple gun. I have observed him eat all of them. The staple made him sick almost straight away (which is probably a good thing) but the other stuff was never to be seen again.
He also spends a good bit of his time eating my potted ferns and palms, which really pisses me off :(

Basicly cats are pretty dumb really.

In their own arena, they are brilliant.

Cats are poor candidates for domestication; they seem to like us against their better judgment. Perfect little furry killing machines develop grudging affection for naked monkeys! Whodathunkit? Maybe they find our own fatal talents charming, though it doesn't take many weeks in the wild to make a cat irretrievably feral. They have no sense of indebtedness, though, and their royal pomp moots questions of entitlement. Still, like all our pets, they can become funhouse mirrors of us.

In an environment that is increasingly artificial for us, and even more so for them, it's no surprise they share our bent for picas and other quirks.


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Message 54 of 277 (324035)
06-20-2006 5:49 PM


In another thread deerbreh writes
quote:
I grew up on a dairy farm and we gave the test milk to the cats all of the time with no apparent ill effects.

And PurpleYouko writes

quote:
I thought the idea sounded daft so I put out a saucer of milk.
Then I spent several hours cleaning up cat puke from beds, chairs, carpets.

Most people know that giving milk to cats is not good but don't know why that is.

Many cats are lactose intolerant like many East Asian people. What lactose intolerance is is not the complete lack of the ability to digest lactose. Rather, it is when the body hasn't had milk for so long (or has never had milk before) that the body isn't used to such a substance. Like all lactose intolerant people, tolerance can be built up by introducing a small dose at a time and then increase the dosage.

This is why kittens love milk but as they grow older they begin to become more susceptible to becoming lactose intolerant. Ask any current lactose intolerant person. He'll tell you that he used to drink milk when he was little.


  
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Message 55 of 277 (394535)
04-11-2007 10:41 PM


Charles Mingus Cat Toilet Training Program
Something I was previously aware of, but was pointed out to me again via
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/04/charles_mingus_.html.

See http://www.mingusmingusmingus.com/Mingus/cat_training.html for full article.

See also http://achewood.com/?date=06202003, which is from a reply message at the WFMU blog.

By the way, now have a third cat, a black and white male named "Teddy" (no photo available). Adopted from the local animal shelter. As my charity, I am currently attempting to keep that shelter stocked with kitty litter.

Teddy joins Hiss and Squeak. My cat history story is here.

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Message 56 of 277 (394536)
04-11-2007 11:04 PM
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04-11-2007 10:41 PM


Re: Charles Mingus Cat Toilet Training Program
there are my two monsters.
kaida is the big one. mara is the little. she's bigger now. this pic is from december when she was 3 mo.

equally amazing pics of the little.


my little bookworm.

Edited by brennakimi, : No reason given.


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Message 57 of 277 (394549)
04-12-2007 3:24 AM
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03-16-2004 3:24 AM


Minne writes:

Avatars around here seem to be slanted toward cats...

I think my avatar says it all.


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Message 58 of 277 (394601)
04-12-2007 1:33 PM
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04-11-2007 10:41 PM


Re: Charles Mingus Cat Toilet Training Program
How I wish there's a way to toilet train my dogs.


Disclaimer:

Occasionally, owing to the deficiency of the English language, I have used he/him/his meaning he or she/him or her/his or her in order to avoid awkwardness of style.

He, him, and his are not intended as exclusively masculine pronouns. They may refer to either sex or to both sexes!


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Message 59 of 277 (394621)
04-12-2007 2:54 PM
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02-11-2005 9:10 AM


I know this is old, but...
Percy, you should consider submitting that double cat lap shot and the stretched out dripping off the couch shot to www.cuteoverload.com

lovely kitties.


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Message 60 of 277 (394708)
04-12-2007 8:21 PM
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02-11-2005 9:10 AM


Re: A cat is a harsh taskmaster!
where can i get one of those. sooooo preeeetttttyyy

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