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My two cats aren't going to rule the house any more.

Their reign has come to an end, and I'm serious this time. Enough is enough. No more spoiled cats.

by Anonymousreply 1939 hours ago

Good luck with that

by Anonymousreply 106/28/2020

Go fuck yourself.

by Anonymousreply 206/28/2020

OP, you'll always just be the live-in help, capice?

by Anonymousreply 306/28/2020

Nope, R3. One of them is sitting here staring at me as I type. I won't give in and his tactics no longer work on me.

by Anonymousreply 406/28/2020

OP don't be mean to the kitties!

by Anonymousreply 506/28/2020

They’ve conquered you before and they’ll do it again.

by Anonymousreply 606/28/2020

I love them and won't be mean to them, but I refuse to cave to their demands, cater, and kowtow to them, R5.

by Anonymousreply 706/28/2020

This is why I'll never understand cat people.

They've never been able to convince me of the pros of having cats. When I'm in their homes with the cats, they all say - oh look, the cat is doing this, isn't it cute?

Usually - no, it isn't and it's nothing special. It's like twisting the world around to try and find love from something that will never give it to you.

by Anonymousreply 806/28/2020

I live to spoil my kitties.

by Anonymousreply 906/28/2020

WHAT-evah! WHAT-evah! It's mah litter box, I can do what I want!

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by Anonymousreply 1006/28/2020

I trained mine not to meow for attention. She gets attention if she comes up purring and looking cute and waits patiently but not if she meows.

by Anonymousreply 1106/28/2020

"Enough is enough"

Honey, we ain't even started

You have been warned..

by Anonymousreply 1206/28/2020

OP what are they doing?

by Anonymousreply 1306/28/2020

R8 agreed, those things are vicious.

by Anonymousreply 1406/28/2020

Sure, OP

NEXT.

by Anonymousreply 1506/28/2020

Why are you being so negative?

by Anonymousreply 1606/28/2020

Well, they're pretty spoiled, R13, and one of their favourite things is going out to the gazebo. I don't mind taking them out there, but then they get out there, they want to go back to the house right away. So, I take them back to the house, and as soon as I get them in the door, they're meowing to head back out to the gazebo. If I force them to just stay in the gazebo, they meow like crazy and paw at the door - and that's just the start of their antics.

by Anonymousreply 1706/28/2020

R8 most cats act completely differently around people who aren't their owners, especially if they're strangers. My cats run and hide if anyone comes to the door. But when they're alone with me the put on a show every minute of the day. Their daily nap time from 12:30-6:00 PM is the sweetest thing I've ever seen. No one gets to see that but me.

by Anonymousreply 1806/28/2020

I just let my cats do what the feel is best as long as it doesn't endanger them. I feel like cats are the closest thing to the divine on earth and we're their caretakers.

by Anonymousreply 1906/28/2020

OP will be dead by nightfall. I'd ask for your stuff, OP, but I'm sure it's covered in fur and cat piss so no thanks

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by Anonymousreply 2006/28/2020

My 3 kitties Myrtle, & her children Millie and Billy had a massive once in a lifetime brawl a few nights ago. It was caused by an accident Billy created. Myrtle and Millie were sitting on the bedside table looking out the window (I was in bed on the laptop). Billy came in and decided he wanted to hop up on the table too. Normally he would jump on the bed first and then just hop over onto the table, but this time he decided to jump directly from the hard wood floor. I think his feet slid out from under him and he didn't make it high enough and he instinctively grabbed out, claws fully extended, to catch onto something. Unfortunately what he caught onto was his mother's back. What then ensued scared the crap out of me. Myrtle immediately attacked Billy with such ferocity that they all three fell off the table onto the floor and rolled around on the floor making the most godawful screeching sounds imaginable. I thought Myrtle and Millie were going to kill Billy. Once I finally got them separated I picked poor Billy up (poor little boy was scared to death) and he had burst a blood vessel in his right eye and his eyeball had filled up with blood. I locked Myrtle and Millie out of the room while I consoled Billy for about an hour. Then I let them back in and all was okay again. They all got up on the bed with me and cuddled up with each other like nothing ever happened. I was set to take Billy to the vet the next day but by morning the blood spot had decreased. In 3 days his eye was back to normal.

Contrary to popular belief kitties don't hold grudges. That's why I loves me kitties.

by Anonymousreply 2106/28/2020

People act like all cats are the same but just like people they are each individuals. A good cat is a wonderful companion... a bad one can pretty much ruin your house, furniture, sleep, sanity and relationships.

by Anonymousreply 2206/28/2020

I have to give my sick cat liquid medication and she’s not having it.

I’m licking my wounds, but she’s hiding in the dark basement and I closed the door where she likes to sit and squirrel-watch, so there!

by Anonymousreply 2306/28/2020

That video showed me why I DON’T have pussies in my house.

by Anonymousreply 2406/28/2020

This means WAR!

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by Anonymousreply 2506/28/2020

We may look quiet and contented, but we're just biding our time until you die so we can eat you.

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by Anonymousreply 2606/28/2020

R21 do you have any pics of Myrtle, Millie and Billy?

by Anonymousreply 2706/28/2020

R27, Here's Billy (the dark chocolate & white kitty), and Millie cuddling.

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by Anonymousreply 2806/28/2020

Here's Billy in his favorite window nap spot.

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by Anonymousreply 2906/28/2020

Here's mama Myrtle with her boy Billy. This was taken before she beat the crap out of him the other night. LOL

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by Anonymousreply 3006/28/2020

Gosh thank you for posting, they all look adorable and I'm sure you take great care of them x

by Anonymousreply 3106/28/2020

Thank you and you're welcome. Yes, I make sure they want for nothing.

by Anonymousreply 3206/28/2020

The best way to fuck up one's cats' rule of scorn and terror is to introduce another cat to the catdom.

by Anonymousreply 3306/28/2020

I adopted a senior cat in January, the day after my ex moved out. I hadn't had a cat in 17 years and was ecstatic. There have been days--especially since the quarantine--where we've had our battles. But she's given me such great company, and has taught me a lot about patience and forgiveness. Hokey, but true.

Unpaid advert for pine pellet litter...I started using it about two months ago and it's the best thing I've done besides getting an automatic feeder.

by Anonymousreply 3406/28/2020

Hah! Cat burrito!

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by Anonymousreply 3506/28/2020

R23, try mixing the liquid medicine with a little warm (not hot) tap water and mix that into a small amount of canned food that she likes. I learned about the warm water trick on DL and it's been a life-saver (literally, in the true sense of the word).

by Anonymousreply 3606/28/2020

Good luck with that, but you know you are going to fail

by Anonymousreply 3706/28/2020

Pets behave like their owners, if you must know.

OP types low self-esteem and OCD.

by Anonymousreply 3806/28/2020

The OP is currently tied up in the basement, the cats are taking turns pissing on him/her.

by Anonymousreply 3906/28/2020

Cats are like me: emotionally unavailable, finicky, and lazy.

I must have been a cat in a previous life. That's why I like cats and they like me, but I would never "own" or let one in my house.

by Anonymousreply 4006/28/2020

R30 You have two torties! They are wonderful but feisty. Poor Billy!

by Anonymousreply 4106/28/2020

You do have to be just a bit of a sub in order to enjoy living with cats, but yeah, if you're not careful they can train you to cater to their every whim without even realizing it. I had a cat who trained me to periodically check throughout the day to make sure she had a fresh tumbler of ice water (NOT a dish, a real human glass like the ones I used.) But it probably extended her life, because she ended up with kidney disease and unlike most cats she was in the habit of drinking water regularly.

by Anonymousreply 4206/28/2020

Yes R41. Myrtle is a full tortoiseshell, and as you can see from her picture Millie is all tortoiseshell except for one back leg that is orange tabby.

by Anonymousreply 4306/28/2020

I have a female cat who has antagonized me for 12 years. She strategically walks in front of me hoping to trip me, so that I have had to look all around before I take a step. When I sit down here she comes, to knead her sharp claws on my belly which leaves tiny red bumps on my skin. She's deaf now so she's not aware of me til she feels my footsteps, then she emits non-stop shrill meows. Wherever I'm headed, she races there first to establish herself in the room. If I try to pull her out, she hides under a chair or bed.

by Anonymousreply 4406/28/2020

r44 has redefined pussy-whipped

by Anonymousreply 4506/28/2020

R44, my Billy does the very same thing. That boy has a fixation with my feet especially when I'm working in the kitchen. All he wants to do is lay at my feet and no matter where I step I almost trip over him. At times he'll lay there and wrap his front paws around my ankle as if to hold me there. If I walk out of the kitchen he'll follow me trying to weave in and out of my feet trying to trip me up. It scares me at times, but I can't be mean to him about it because he's just so damn cute about it.

by Anonymousreply 4606/28/2020

Yeah, you keep telling yourself that......

by Anonymousreply 4706/28/2020

My cats are despots in fur.

by Anonymousreply 4806/28/2020

That’s not how it works op

by Anonymousreply 4906/28/2020

OP’s story is familiar. My boyfriend and I had three cats (his male and my two females) and all of a sudden they ran the apartment. My bf’s male cat and my Tortie couldn’t stand each other, and our 2 bedroom apartment wasn’t enough territory, so there was lots of tension. My bf’s cat died suddenly in March, and while it was really painful things are much better now. The two girls get along great and don’t have us QUITE as whipped as before.

by Anonymousreply 5006/28/2020

[quote]My bf’s cat died suddenly in March

And it was totally and completely 100% not our fault

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by Anonymousreply 5106/28/2020

Here's the thing OP, I don't think you are thinking this through...

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by Anonymousreply 5206/28/2020

I'm not going to be ignored, OP!

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by Anonymousreply 5306/28/2020

MISS OP HAS STATED HER BOUNDARIES!

by Anonymousreply 5406/28/2020

Did you remove their pics from your dating app profiles yet, OP?

by Anonymousreply 5506/28/2020

Not enough interior shots for me to tear you to shreds, OP.

Cats groom you to rebel. It’s healthy. And amusing.

by Anonymousreply 5606/28/2020

R19 gets it. Bless you, R34, for adopting a senior.

OP, cats understand and love routine. Take them out to the gazebo once per day, for a specified amount of time, preferably at the same time each day. They will get used to it.

But understand that you have shaped your cats' dictatorial behaviour. When my old boy had a stroke and became partially disabled, he became king of the household and basically a gangster. He could do anything he liked, so he could eat off our plates, sleep on my lap without my moving though the room had become freezing cold, boss the other cat around. Fortunately, he wasn't destructive, so there's that...how I miss him!

by Anonymousreply 5706/28/2020

The point of pets is to spoil them. Why have them? Why are they called pets?

you shouldn't be a pet owner. Find something else besides sweet kitties to discipline, you masochist.

by Anonymousreply 5806/28/2020

Up to a point, R58, and after that they are a nightmare and a burden. No one wants a cat that turns its' owner's house into a toilet, or an untrained dog that bites, chews things, barks, and jumps on people.

by Anonymousreply 5906/28/2020

What did you do, OP? Buy a Rottweiler?

With established cats, it really is a case of You and Which Army?

by Anonymousreply 60Last Monday at 12:23 AM

One of our cats has a servant who slavishly caters to her every whim. No, not me, it's my partner. The cat is named Cinder, and she has brain damage from an accident as a young kitten, which cost her an eye and also partially dislocated her left hind leg. She's an odd little cat, very eccentric, but also very loving. She is bonded to her sister Lucy, who is quite convinced that she is the fabulous one. They are SPCA cats, and we've had them for almost a year. They've lived in at least two other homes, but both of them are living royally now.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Monday at 1:02 AM

We somehow need to merge this cat thread with the Prince Oskar thread and then we’ll really have something entertaining.

by Anonymousreply 62Last Monday at 1:18 AM

If you haven't done so yet, OP, read or watch Jackson Galaxy. He gets cats. They're terrific, but we have to accept the fact that we are living with wild animals! They are partially domesticated, but nowhere near as much as dogs, and whole foods are pack animals and instead understand rules and hierarchy, cats are inherently loners.

Once you understand the nature of cats, you can work within that to put yourself more in charge of them than they are of you. But you will NEVER be the boss the way you can be with dogs because it just isn't in them.

by Anonymousreply 63Last Monday at 4:14 AM

*while dogs are pack animals and innately understand...

by Anonymousreply 64Last Monday at 4:16 AM

"Contrary to popular belief kitties don't hold grudges. That's why I loves me kitties."

Not really. Two of my (altered) boys did not get along because the older (we always thought was gay) one HATED the swaggering pig younger one. This was in a big house of four cats. They managed to ignore each other, so no fights. But if by chance they came face to face - fisticuffs. I mean a few swats, nothing like that Jackson Galaxy shit.

by Anonymousreply 65Last Monday at 6:02 AM

I recently adopted a beautiful cat who, to quote her vet, is morbidly obese, so it's up to me to make sure she gets a high quality diet in the right amounts to safely lose weight (cats can get fatty liver disease if they lose weight too fast.) My guess is that she was somebody's little sissy boodles and got fed Twinkies and cream all the time. I've been free feeding her Hill's indoor dry food (which Jackson Galaxy would NOT be on board with) and offer her a quarter of a can of Fancy Feast twice a day, and she's like, yeah, all right, and eats no more than the amount she's supposed to. But if I knew what it was she really wanted, that might be a dangerous situation.

by Anonymousreply 66Last Monday at 6:03 AM

R63, yes, and the cats will also boss the dog. However, there are rules and regulations in my house, and the cats will recognize them if you're consistent. For instance, cats eat their meals in the kitchen in their dish. Any people leftovers go in there dish, no eating off plates or in other rooms. Only treats are eaten wherever they want. No walking on the kitchen table or counters. And they don't -when I'm home, tee hee.

by Anonymousreply 67Last Monday at 6:07 AM

Heh heh! All our highfalutin' ideas about what they SHOULD eat, and how they SHOULD behave... If cats could give us the finger, they would do it often.

by Anonymousreply 68Last Monday at 6:22 AM

Cinder on top, Lucy on the bottom. On the seat of the computer chair. Almost a feline yin-yang.

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by Anonymousreply 69Last Monday at 6:49 AM

lovely cats!!

by Anonymousreply 70Last Monday at 6:53 AM

Thank you R70. They're our babies, and we love them dearly.

by Anonymousreply 71Last Monday at 7:19 AM

R69 those are two fluffy beauties!

by Anonymousreply 72Last Monday at 9:06 AM

The two fluffy beauties thank you, R72. I agree, they're lovely little girls. Very different in personality.

by Anonymousreply 73Last Monday at 9:26 AM

Watch your back.

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by Anonymousreply 74Last Monday at 11:14 AM

I really enjoy your posts, Miss Lucy, not just the cat-related ones.

by Anonymousreply 75Last Monday at 11:42 AM

Fool! Resistance is futile!

by Anonymousreply 76Last Monday at 11:48 AM

What beautiful kitties Miss Lucy. I just want to hug 'em. There are few things more precious than kitties napping together.

by Anonymousreply 77Last Monday at 11:49 AM

OP is probably taking those cats back and forth to the gazebo as we speak.

Since quarantine ours have become so spoiled and demanding, and have been getting so used to getting whatever they want when they want!

Your kitties are all adorable.

by Anonymousreply 78Last Monday at 12:17 PM

I love them all but female cats are true queens. I love catering to them.

by Anonymousreply 79Last Monday at 12:26 PM

R75, Thank you so much! That's an incredible compliment. *Smoochies*

by Anonymousreply 80Last Monday at 12:28 PM

Awwwww, R77. Thank you!

by Anonymousreply 81Last Monday at 12:41 PM

This thread title belongs in the DL Hall of Fame.

by Anonymousreply 82Last Monday at 12:47 PM

😾😾 Va A' Nápoli, Opeepee!

by Anonymousreply 83Last Monday at 12:52 PM

You don't train a cat.

The cat trains you.

by Anonymousreply 84Last Monday at 12:55 PM

R84 never a truer word spoken!

by Anonymousreply 85Last Monday at 1:12 PM

Well now all your uhpostery and carpet will smell like cat piss.

by Anonymousreply 86Last Monday at 1:23 PM

[quote] If you haven't done so yet, OP, read or watch Jackson Galaxy. He gets cats.

Jackson Galaxy ("My Cat from Hell") admits that he owns dogs, not cats.

When I see people with neurotic animals (cats that scratch / injure their owners, etc.), I wonder what's wrong with both the owner and the animal.

I also don't understand cats sitting on kitchen counters. At some point, you're going to put food on that counter where your cat's ass just sat.

by Anonymousreply 87Last Monday at 1:27 PM

R86, you need to get altered, then you won't piss on everything.

by Anonymousreply 88Last Monday at 1:39 PM

r20, that was downright terrifying. What do these cats have to be so angry about? Life is easy for them. They are house cats not living on the street, eating trash fighting for their lives. So much rage.

by Anonymousreply 89Last Monday at 2:04 PM

How has one of these commercials not been posted yet?

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by Anonymousreply 90Last Monday at 2:09 PM

R90, I thought those commercials were the height of glamour, Lauren Bacall and all! We had an outdoor cat growing up and I desperately wanted to buy her Fancy Feast and ding on some crystal to summon her. My mother thought I was mad (and most likely very homosexual), and said we needed to stick with dry food in her plastic bowl. My dreams of elegance were dashed.

by Anonymousreply 91Last Monday at 2:37 PM

Dogs have masters, cats have staff, OP. By the way, YOU'RE FIRED!

by Anonymousreply 92Last Monday at 3:18 PM

R91 your post made me laugh so hard my cat came running into my room to see what was up ! LOL

by Anonymousreply 93Last Monday at 4:51 PM

OP finally got fired.

by Anonymousreply 94Last Monday at 4:53 PM

R87, according to this 2019 article, Galaxy has 3 dogs and 8 cats.

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by Anonymousreply 95Last Monday at 5:03 PM

Winston Churchill loved cats. Among other things, he said: "Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us."

by Anonymousreply 96Last Monday at 5:39 PM

When you started to stay home from work during the pandemic, your dog thought you quit your job so you could spend more time with him. Your cat thought you got fired like the loser he knew you always were.

by Anonymousreply 97Last Monday at 5:51 PM

^ dogs are so needy and stupid :(

by Anonymousreply 98Last Monday at 6:06 PM

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.” - Christopher Hitchens

by Anonymousreply 99Last Monday at 6:11 PM

For the Fourth holiday, I'm dressing my cat as Betsy Ross and we're grilling wieners on the patio.

by Anonymousreply 100Last Monday at 6:13 PM

I have a male cat who’s just over a year old and he’s extremely affectionate and sweet but he also keeps me in line. He’s really good at letting me know if he doesn’t like a food flavour and I just won’t buy it again. He also wakes me up at around 9 on weekends which used to upset me but now I’m glad I don’t waste my day sleeping.

by Anonymousreply 101Last Monday at 7:04 PM

Why are cats so picky about food? Feral cats have to scrounge and hunt and presumably are willing to take whatever they can find.

by Anonymousreply 102Last Monday at 7:08 PM

R102, they don't really care about the food; it's just a training technique. First, they boss you about food, then they boss you about everything else, too.

by Anonymousreply 103Last Monday at 7:22 PM

Then they whisper murderous plots imto your nose while you sleep, but they spit because furry psychopath does not always go with perfect diction. Anyway, yeah, you’re fucked.

by Anonymousreply 104Last Monday at 9:04 PM

r103 So what happens if you just leave the food out there indefinitely and don't feed them anything else?

by Anonymousreply 105Last Monday at 9:37 PM

I swore Jackson Galaxy was a daddy into S&M, slips, whips, etc until I watched one of his vids on YouTube...he just has that look at first glance. Then I looked him up on Wikipedia and he's married to a woman. It would almost be too easy for a self-professed "cat behaviourist" to be gay...too obvious.

by Anonymousreply 106Last Monday at 9:40 PM

R105, they'll eventually eat if they're really hungry, just like children. My cat has an automatic feeder with dry food, but I supplement her diet with x1 or x2 small portions of wet food a day. She gets up on a high horse about wanting more wet food when her feeder still had plenty of dry food in it. If I don't give in, she'll eat the dry food. Because it's there and she's hungry.

by Anonymousreply 107Last Monday at 9:43 PM

Humans domesticated dogs. Cats domesticated humans.

by Anonymousreply 108Last Monday at 10:12 PM

[quote]We had an outdoor cat growing up and I desperately wanted to buy her Fancy Feast and ding on some crystal to summon her. My mother thought I was mad (and most likely very homosexual), and said we needed to stick with dry food in her plastic bowl. My dreams of elegance were dashed.

I'm putting this in a file so I can pull it out on a bad day and have a laugh. Thank you.

Well do I remember the crystal dish on its own pedestal.

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by Anonymousreply 109Last Monday at 11:19 PM

R109, you're very welcome. Just trying to add to the laughs here! Your Fancy Feast advert is even more elegant, what with the puss reclined on the chaise lounge. That campaign had to be thought up by a gay man.

by Anonymousreply 110Last Monday at 11:23 PM

Thanks for the fancy feast story! I'm laughing too

by Anonymousreply 111Last Tuesday at 12:57 AM

R66, it would be better to buy premium wet weight-loss food.

by Anonymousreply 112Last Tuesday at 3:10 AM

OP dead yet?

by Anonymousreply 113Last Tuesday at 3:23 AM

OP is fine. We're helping him lose some of the extra weight he put on during the lockdown by walking him back and forth to the gazebo. Although he doesn't seem too grateful, we are here for him.

by Anonymousreply 114Last Tuesday at 4:26 AM

Somehow I picture OP staring off at a corner, giving the Melania Trump look of determination as he struggles to endure.

by Anonymousreply 115Last Tuesday at 7:15 AM

"Why are cats so picky about food? "

I have NEVER had a cat that was a picky eater, my current cat even tries to sneak a bite of the dog's food, which the dog hates. As long as it's brand name cat food and I rotate for variety, my cats always loved their food. Dry for breakfast, canned for dinner.

by Anonymousreply 116Last Tuesday at 8:45 AM

My cat has me trained to provide her with 1/3 of a can of (expensive) wet food every 4 hours, day or night.

by Anonymousreply 117Last Tuesday at 8:47 AM

R117 isn't your kitty fat?

by Anonymousreply 118Last Tuesday at 9:30 AM

It’s actually less food than the label recommends. My kitty has lost weight, but she’s been ill.

by Anonymousreply 119Last Tuesday at 9:34 AM

I hope she's OK, what color is she?

by Anonymousreply 120Last Tuesday at 9:41 AM

My kitten is very young but only eats kibble when I refuse to give him wet food which he gets 3 times a day already. I refuse to give him anything but kibble during the night.....

by Anonymousreply 121Last Tuesday at 10:00 AM

Tortie.

by Anonymousreply 122Last Tuesday at 10:01 AM

What's kibble?

by Anonymousreply 123Last Tuesday at 10:02 AM

Kibble is disgusting artificial looking/smelling shit that's part dry, part wet food. My kittens ate it when they were young and continue to eat it as adults, the older ones won't touch the stuff.

by Anonymousreply 124Last Tuesday at 10:05 AM

I believe that I am being used by my cat. The cat meows at me because he wants to play with his favorite toy: a fuzzy mouse on a string. However, he is too lazy to chase the toy mouse. Instead, he lays on his back and expects me to swing the mouse a few inches above him while he swats at it. I am tired of doing all the work.

by Anonymousreply 125Last Tuesday at 12:05 PM

R124 he gets Royal Canin kitten food(the vet recommended it) maybe kibble isn’t the right word(I’m not a native speaker) I meant the dry meat chunks for kittens. He’s just not fond of the latter.

by Anonymousreply 126Last Tuesday at 1:52 PM

I think you just have an exceptionally low IQ, R125.

by Anonymousreply 127Last Tuesday at 2:03 PM

I thought I was on the verge of training my cat's potential to fetch. She seemed to get it initially. Eleven years later, we still play the same way: she meows she wants to play, I throw the item (hair or rubber band), she runs to it and...waits for me to come and pick it up and throw it again. Rinse and repeat.

by Anonymousreply 128Last Tuesday at 2:20 PM

I thought kibble referred to dry pet food (cat or dog.)

by Anonymousreply 129Last Tuesday at 3:06 PM

LMFAO R125 that sounds like such a cat

by Anonymousreply 130Last Tuesday at 4:11 PM

R129, yes, kibble = dry food

by Anonymousreply 131Last Tuesday at 4:30 PM

I use the term "kibble" to mean dry, crunchy pet food. Someone said semi-moist chunks? Never have I had such a thing.

by Anonymousreply 132Last Tuesday at 5:41 PM

There is semi-moist food but I wouldn't call it kibble. Kibble is dry and hard, the junk food of feline cuisine.

by Anonymousreply 133Last Tuesday at 6:28 PM

Kibble isn't junk food. We call it crunchies around here and it is free. Pate is 4x per day. Cats need wet food. Crunches are their free food anytime. HIGHLY nutritious. I mix 2 varieties for the boys - oral care and hairball control.

by Anonymousreply 134Last Tuesday at 6:39 PM

OP, I am certainly sympathetic to your plight.

But sometimes, when your charges are resistant to training, you have to consider.....well, more drastic measures.

by Anonymousreply 135Last Tuesday at 6:41 PM

OP, I have found my nuanced vocal performances from the Linda Lavin big note songbook lets everybody in the house know I am the cunt in charge.

by Anonymousreply 136Last Tuesday at 6:53 PM

My cat lets me know he doesn’t like the flavour of wet food I’ve given him by covering up his dish with a placemat or whatever is near and meowing loudly. I try to feed him a variety of flavours and there’s certain things he always likes like rabbit or lamb but anything else is a gamble.

by Anonymousreply 137Last Tuesday at 7:04 PM

My cat refuses to eat anything other than crunchy kibble. He will lick at wet food for a minute and then walk away.

by Anonymousreply 138Last Tuesday at 8:48 PM

Again -- would these finicky cats starve themselves to death if they didn't have other options? Seems like everyone is spoiling them.

by Anonymousreply 139Last Tuesday at 8:59 PM

Not a good idea to let a cat get addicted to kibble, which are like potato chips to them.

by Anonymousreply 140Last Tuesday at 10:12 PM

My cat has been eating kibble for 10 years. Some types are junk food, yes, but there are healthy varieties also. He is very healthy and goes to the vet annually. She is fine with what he eats as long as he drinks his water (which he loves).

by Anonymousreply 141Last Tuesday at 10:16 PM

Crunchy dry food is called dry food. Kibble is semi-soft and smells like it was created in a laboratory with synthetic ingredients.

My cat likes wet food from a can. He accepts crunchy dry food for breakfast because that's what he gets. Cats like routine.

by Anonymousreply 142Last Wednesday at 5:35 AM

[quote]Not a good idea to let a cat get addicted to kibble, which are like potato chips to them.

Well, she'll die sooner.

by Anonymousreply 143Last Wednesday at 5:37 AM

Then it’s dry food my kitten doesn’t like.

by Anonymousreply 144Last Wednesday at 5:39 AM

Why cat likes dry food occasionally but he’d rather eat just wet food. On days when I’m home all day he’ll just ask for fresh wet food when he wants to eat and ignore the dry food. My last cat didn’t like wet food so I’m glad because it’s so much healthier.

by Anonymousreply 145Last Wednesday at 9:00 AM

[quote]Crunchy dry food is called dry food. Kibble is semi-soft and smells like it was created in a laboratory with synthetic ingredients.

I thought the semi-soft stuff was the "bits" in Kibbles and Bits. The dictionary definition of "kibble" implies that it's DRY food.

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by Anonymousreply 146Last Wednesday at 9:32 AM

My cat is 21 and he eats crunchies and pate. He prefers pate but rolls a few crunchies around when the kitchen is closed. He is purrfect and v healthy for his advanced age. Alert, curious, playful and also doesn't put up with any shit.

by Anonymousreply 147Last Wednesday at 11:39 AM

Anyone who feels guilty about spoiling his cat should remember that, throughout history, most cats were not well-fed. Into the nineteenth century the most many of them got was (shudder) boiled horse meat. Virtually anything you are giving your cat is fabulous by comparison.

Oh, and nice work, R147.

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by Anonymousreply 148Last Wednesday at 12:24 PM

Cos gets a 1/2 can of pate Fancy Feast for breakfast and a different 1/2 can for dinner. He always has dry food (Hills' Science Diet Perfect Weight). He was getting a full can 2x a day but he weighed 12 lbs last August. The Vet said he that's the most he should weigh. He's strictly an indoor cat.

He's started making appearances on my team Zoom meetings. When he isn't there, my coworkers ask for him and he makes a command appearance. He now knows that, when that call begins, it's almost dinner time!

There are 2 things Cos does that I find so adorable:

* In the morning when I first wake up, he knows I'll have to use the bathroom. He now escorts me in, let's me do my business, and then escorts me down the hall to the kitchen. * At night, when its time for bed, I am escorted to the bedroom. He lays on the floor until I turn off the bedroom light. Then he goes to the living room for his bedtime.

If I don't turn off the living room TV and get in bed by 10:30 pm, he sits in front of me and stares up. It's the equivalent of standing on his hind legs, front paws on his hips, and tapping his foot.

by Anonymousreply 149Last Wednesday at 12:53 PM

Cos sounds absolutely adorable! What does he look like?

by Anonymousreply 150Last Wednesday at 2:08 PM

Sometimes when I'm in bed I can hear my extrovert playful cat dragging the birdie toy down the hallway towards the bedroom. The pole dragging against the walls, she makes such an effort. Most of the time she gives up, especially when it gets stuck, but sometimes I'll wake up in the morning with the toy on my bed. I think how diligent she was but also how polite because she brought the toy to my attention (or inattention) but didn't try anything else to wake me up to play.

by Anonymousreply 151Last Wednesday at 2:24 PM

R69 Cindy and Lucy are beautiful, thanks for the picture. Also, I agree with the poster upthread: Your posts are always enjoyable.

by Anonymousreply 152Last Wednesday at 2:47 PM

"I'm going to piss on your face, fart in your mouth, and shit all over these walls. Meow!"

by Anonymousreply 153Last Wednesday at 2:55 PM

R151 my cat does something similar. He likes to deliver toys as presents at night. He drags some and puts them next to his food and water bowls. Others get dragged into the bedroom and delivered next to the bed. Sometimes if we had visitors in the house that day, he will deliver one of his favorite toys to the area right inside the front door. He really likes visitors and it seems like he's leaving something to say thanks or come back again soon. I adopted him a few years ago and his previous family told me he would probably do this.

by Anonymousreply 154Last Wednesday at 3:45 PM

R154 My boy, Pete, loves to deliver gifts in the same patterns! Next to the bed, next to the food / water bowls. This must be part of some kind of common behavior that I thought was original to Pete!

by Anonymousreply 155Last Wednesday at 3:52 PM

My cat Jelly also likes leaving his toys beside water dishes and even sometimes puts them inside his water. He puts toys in my shoes all the time too.

by Anonymousreply 156Last Wednesday at 3:59 PM

R151 R154 R156 This is so strange. I never would have thought this 'gifting' thing was shared behavior. Pete has one toy that he carries upstairs to the bedroom every night and then carries downstairs to his food bowls in the morning. That particular toy then spends the day in his dry food bowl until it's time to bring it upstairs again...

by Anonymousreply 157Last Wednesday at 4:03 PM

R156 my tortie Val will do that too. It’s always a boot and she immediately starts whining for help getting it out.

by Anonymousreply 158Last Wednesday at 5:24 PM

All R150 up-posts, we need a thread about this behavior. WTF? Is it linked to some big cat behavior - like head bumping?

by Anonymousreply 159Last Wednesday at 9:06 PM

I've heard different theories about the cat gift-delivery thing. One is that they're bringing presents to let you know they appreciate you and the fact you feed them (gifts by the bed and the food/water bowls). Another theory is that they have natural hunting instincts and think humans are idiots and can't hunt for themselves, so they (the cat) "hunts" down something in the house and brings it to the human to take care of them.

by Anonymousreply 160Last Wednesday at 9:10 PM

When we're outside on the patio, Pete will bring me a chipmunk. He won't kill it, he'll just drop it at my chair and the poor chipper will just lay there while Pete lays nose-to-nose with it. I have to coax Pete into the house so the chipper can run away.

And then I'm pissed because I have chipmunks!

by Anonymousreply 161Last Wednesday at 9:21 PM

My strictly indoor cat used to gift me with dirty socks. It was all he had...

by Anonymousreply 162Last Wednesday at 9:27 PM

R162 He loved your smell!

by Anonymousreply 163Last Wednesday at 9:28 PM

I got a rock.

by Anonymousreply 164Last Wednesday at 9:35 PM

There’s nothing quite like the “mowf” a cat makes when holding a mouse in its mouth, and asking for the door to become opened with thumbs.

by Anonymousreply 165Last Wednesday at 10:31 PM

I love the purring. Such a comforting sound.

by Anonymousreply 166Last Wednesday at 11:27 PM

Nothing worse than your cat leaving you a half chawed up gopher on the hall rug. Because you don't know if the other half went into the cat's stomach or he's put it somewhere else for you to discover.

by Anonymousreply 167Last Wednesday at 11:36 PM

R152 Thank you for your post. I'm glad you like the kitties, and I'm overwhelmed by your kindness.

by Anonymousreply 168Last Thursday at 12:30 AM

A whole cat thread and Bootsie Gumdrops hasn't shown up? I laugh every time I re-read those Tweets from Jaclyn, patron saint of K-Mart. I'd like to have her sign something at Chiller or another autograph show, just to ask about Bootsie. Maybe a little white lie that I have a Bootsy myself (but spelled with a Y), and ask her to sign a pic of my cat (a reprint of a Fancy Feast cat promotional pic). "To Bootsy with love--Jaclyn."

Funny story I've forgotten to share until now...the senior cat I adopted in January is named Lady Sadie. I sent texts introducing her to my family and friends (super gay, but I'd just broken up with my ex after an abusive relationship, so everyone was happy I had something to take my mind off that). I was showing her pics to a guy I work with, and he said that Lady Sadie sounded like such a regal name. He asked if I knew where it came from, and I didn't. So we Googled it right there at work and some filthy song lyrics from a British band came up. I'll attach them in the link. They're so filthy that she is now just Sadie, which is all I ever called her, anyway.

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by Anonymousreply 169Last Thursday at 1:19 AM

My cat only offers me his face so I have have the pleasure of kissing him. If I'm holding him while kissing him and turn my head, he puts his paw on my face and turns it toward him for more kissing. I've never had a cat like this guy. A kisser, not a hunter.

by Anonymousreply 170Last Thursday at 4:21 AM

R150. Cos is grey tabby. I wish I could share a pic. He loves to lay on his back with his arms all akimbo. I know this means he feels safe and loved because cats don't bear their tummies otherwise. It's their most vulnerable spot.

I adopted him just before my Mom passed away. I knew I would need something to help with my grief (Mom was in locked-down assisted living due to Dementia). Cos has given me at least one good belly laugh every day since I brought him home June 20, 2016.

by Anonymousreply 171Last Thursday at 4:38 AM

R171 thanks for answering me, I'm so glad you found your little sweatheart.

Does anyone know how our R171 can post a pic of Cos?

by Anonymousreply 172Last Thursday at 9:35 AM

Flickr?

by Anonymousreply 173Last Thursday at 10:05 AM

R171, I hope this works.

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by Anonymousreply 174Last Thursday at 10:40 AM

Didn't work, R171. Sorry. I'll keep trying.

by Anonymousreply 175Last Thursday at 10:41 AM

Fingers crossed.

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by Anonymousreply 176Last Thursday at 10:42 AM

That worked Cosmo!!! And what a beautiful cat. Obviously very well loved

by Anonymousreply 177Last Thursday at 11:08 AM

Thanks, R177! That's my baby boy, lovey joy.

by Anonymousreply 178Last Thursday at 11:18 AM

Stunning cat, Cosmo. I love the stripey markings -- and I've found those cats to be intelligent (both males and females). Lucky you, and him too!

by Anonymousreply 179Last Thursday at 11:28 AM

I thought that I had commented on Billy and Millie already, but it seems that I have not. They are absolutely beautiful, R28, and their Mom as well. Also, R176, Cosmo is a sweet and gorgeous little boy.

by Anonymousreply 180Last Thursday at 11:35 AM

Is OP alive?

by Anonymousreply 181Last Thursday at 11:36 AM

Thank you, Cosmo is beautiful!

by Anonymousreply 182Last Thursday at 12:15 PM

My cat also has this odd habit of licking inside my mouth. He does it in the middle of the night and it seems to go along with cuddling

by Anonymousreply 183Last Thursday at 4:21 PM

R176 what a stunner! He almost looks like he’s part Brit or Blue Russian

by Anonymousreply 184Last Thursday at 7:35 PM

R181 I wouldn’t count on it

by Anonymousreply 185Last Thursday at 7:53 PM

He dead. I hope someone finds the cats before the poor things starve.

by Anonymousreply 186Last Friday at 1:02 PM

R186, the cats would be eating him by now if he were dead.

by Anonymousreply 187Last Friday at 7:23 PM

Or would they burry him under the gazebo?

by Anonymousreply 188Last Friday at 7:40 PM

R188, they'd bury the bones under the hallowed gazebo. After they'd licked them clean!

by Anonymousreply 189Last Friday at 7:47 PM

from The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore by Michael Dylan Foster: One common cat yokai, the nekomata, is characterized by a forked tail. It was said that when a cat reached a certain age, its tail would bifurcate and it would begin acting in a dangerous and suspicious manner.

One early nekomata story, from the year 1233, tells of a creature with eyes like a cat and a body like a large dog. It devoured seven or eight people in a single night. In many cases nekomata are described as exceedingly large cats living in the mountains and forests, but they are also found in populated cities and towns….

Another yokai cat is called bakeneko, which might be loosely translated as “monster cat.” While bakeneko generally look no different from regular cats—no split tail like a nekomata—their monstrousness is similarly attributed to age. In some parts of Japan it was said that a pet cat kept longer than a certain number of years (the exact number varied by location) would kill its master or, more commonly, turn into a bakeneko and perform all sorts of mischievous acts. Such misbehavior might be comical—speaking in a human voice, for example, or dancing around with a towel on its head—or it might be terrifying, such as turning into a human, molesting travelers, possessing people, or manipulating the bodies of the dead.

by Anonymousreply 190Yesterday at 2:32 PM

r106, as we know some men of Jewish heritage (Jackson's birth name is Richard Kirschner) can give off a false ping.

by Anonymousreply 191Yesterday at 2:36 PM

Oh great... Just did the bedding and someone barfed all over it. Aaaannndd now he's purring in my lap.

by Anonymousreply 1929 hours ago

Best to let indoor cats do what they want- make sure you have furniture that won’t catch claws (or just let it go), teach them to tolerate regular trimming, provide some toys, cat climber, scratch pads and posts and let them fuck up your home a little. That’s what they’re for- they will give you unqualified devotion and affection and companionship. They will remind you of what’s important. Remember, you owe it to them, confined to your home, to give them the best you can. Trust me- you’ll get much more back.

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