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Title: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on May 25, 2019, 12:53:16 PM
Our eldest cat, Alternative Scrabble, is twenty today.  Her birthday dinner is a can of tuna, and she's celebrating by curling up on a green velvet cushion and firmly refusing to look her age.  I love that little puss.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x450q90/921/aGYe5n.png)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on May 25, 2019, 12:58:17 PM
Happy birthday to Alternative Scrabble! Twenty years, blimey. No one told me they lived that long. I thought this was a two year commitment, tops.

I've had my cats for four weeks today. They've been marking the occasion by chasing each other up the curtains and just generally doing stuff that my landlord would be going spare over if he knew about it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on May 25, 2019, 02:08:24 PM
Yeah, they can be destructive little monsters.  We've got doorjambs that are in need of sanding and revarnishing, and one that needed a walloping great lot of refilling from years of claw-sharpening from Fliss, one of the two younger cats.  I sorted the filling, but the sanding and varnishing is still on the list.  Mostly because I don't relish the thought of going into the hallway to find a cat firmly glued to the woodwork.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: a duncandisorderly on May 25, 2019, 02:48:10 PM
Happy birthday to Alternative Scrabble! Twenty years, blimey. No one told me they lived that long. I thought this was a two year commitment, tops.

I've had my cats for four weeks today. They've been marking the occasion by chasing each other up the curtains and just generally doing stuff that my landlord would be going spare over if he knew about it.

aren't you worried now, that what you thought was going to be a couple of years could be a decade or so?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on May 25, 2019, 02:55:37 PM
aren't you worried now, that what you thought was going to be a couple of years could be a decade or so?

Meh. Easy come, easy go.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on May 25, 2019, 02:57:48 PM
You're talking about your freedom, right?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on May 25, 2019, 02:58:25 PM
Yeah. I wasn't doing much with it anyway.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on May 25, 2019, 03:02:39 PM
Cats are my favourite animal.  I bloody love cats, me.  I think they're brilliant.  Can't get enough of them.  Beautiful creatures.

Our eldest cat, Alternative Scrabble, is twenty today.  Her birthday dinner is a can of tuna, and she's celebrating by curling up on a green velvet cushion and firmly refusing to look her age.  I love that little puss.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x450q90/921/aGYe5n.png)

Look at that little cat there.  Look at it, with its little face, its little whiskers and its little pointy ears.  Will you just look at that cat.  What a fine cat.  What a fine cat indeed.

Yeah, they can be destructive little monsters.  We've got doorjambs that are in need of sanding and revarnishing, and one that needed a walloping great lot of refilling from years of claw-sharpening from Fliss, one of the two younger cats.  I sorted the filling, but the sanding and varnishing is still on the list.  Mostly because I don't relish the thought of going into the hallway to find a cat firmly glued to the woodwork.

My parents have a wall-mounted scratching post for their cat and it works a treat.  She leaves the other scratchable things in the house alone (furniture, curtains, faces).  It's great.  She jumps up on the post and hangs from it, a few feet off the ground.  Have you tried getting a wall-mounted scratching post, Cerys?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on May 25, 2019, 03:07:38 PM
I also still fucking love cats. Happy birthday to Alternative Scrabble, still looking very lovely.

Here's my two, Eddie and Oscar posing in the sun trying to summon Dark Demons.

(https://i.imgur.com/XbgV82q.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gfNB9pa.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on May 25, 2019, 03:30:21 PM
Here's my two, Eddie and Oscar posing in the sun trying to summon Dark Demons.
(https://i.imgur.com/gfNB9pa.jpg)

Oscar looks like a patriotic cat, standing to attention for the national anthem.  Either that, or he's looking at the sun, desperately trying to sneeze.  Patriotism and the invocation of sneezes are often easily confused.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on May 25, 2019, 03:35:52 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/XbgV82q.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lx0v4iPhAg1r3gup8o1_400.gif)

Uncanny.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Replies From View on May 25, 2019, 03:43:19 PM
How can you still love cats after all this time??

It's like saying you still love when you have to cover your school books with brown paper.  It's not the 1950s you know!!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Replies From View on May 25, 2019, 03:52:47 PM
By the way if you cut a cat's whiskers it can no longer perceive how wide gaps are so could get jammed.

So avoid doing that if at all possible.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on May 25, 2019, 03:54:56 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lx0v4iPhAg1r3gup8o1_400.gif)

Uncanny.


I mean, black ones all kind of look the same...
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on May 25, 2019, 03:57:59 PM
By the way if you cut a cat's whiskers it can no longer perceive how wide gaps are so could get jammed.

So avoid doing that if at all possible.

Probably best to weave some extensions on, just to be on the safe side.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on May 25, 2019, 04:00:25 PM
My parents have a wall-mounted scratching post for their cat and it works a treat.  She leaves the other scratchable things in the house alone (furniture, curtains, faces).  It's great.  She jumps up on the post and hangs from it, a few feet off the ground.  Have you tried getting a wall-mounted scratching post, Cerys?

It's very tempting.  At the moment they've got a rug rolled around the bottom section of an old hatstand that I inherited from my grandparents and dismantled.  Do they use it?  Do they bollocks.  Doorjambs are more fun because they can climb them - so a wall-mounted scratching post may well be the way to go.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on May 25, 2019, 04:08:40 PM
It's very tempting.  At the moment they've got a rug rolled around the bottom section of an old hatstand that I inherited from my grandparents and dismantled.  Do they use it?  Do they bollocks.  Doorjambs are more fun because they can climb them - so a wall-mounted scratching post may well be the way to go.

I certainly recommend it.  You can encourage them to use it by scratching at it yourself.  Whenever I do it, my parents' cat goes wild and she jumps up on it, digs her claws in and dangles from it like a loon.  Great fun!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Replies From View on May 25, 2019, 04:12:50 PM
I'm surprised cats are still going if I'm perfectly honest.  What's it been - thirty, forty years since cats first came out?  It feels like ages.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on May 25, 2019, 04:16:10 PM
I'm surprised cats are still going if I'm perfectly honest.  What's it been - thirty, forty years since cats first came out?  It feels like ages.

Yeah but they never go out of date because they keep on updating the furmware.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Ornlu on May 25, 2019, 04:23:30 PM
I mean, black ones all kind of look the same...

#CATCANCELLED
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: greenman on May 25, 2019, 05:10:10 PM
A container of grass I grew for my 16 year old cats to eat ends up as bed instead....

(https://i.imgur.com/W8f2tJx.jpg)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Replies From View on May 25, 2019, 05:15:20 PM
Has there ever been a cat so tall it could eat the moon?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on May 25, 2019, 09:44:08 PM
Yes.  Yes, there has.

But until we find indisputable proof - more pics of lovely moggies, please!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Replies From View on May 25, 2019, 09:51:59 PM
Has there ever been a cat that could be stored upside down on such rigid whiskers?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Bobtoo on May 25, 2019, 10:20:27 PM
My two, 11 1/2 months old.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47931140566_c63e3da3d5_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47931103022_7dbd88b909_b.jpg)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on May 25, 2019, 10:23:11 PM
Until I can get a cat or three I have to make do with the cat rescue updates on facebook.  Here’s Butch and Pickles making themselves at home in their new pad:

(https://i.postimg.cc/T2BPZNHx/cats.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on May 25, 2019, 10:25:01 PM
Has there ever been a cat so tall it could eat the moon?

Nearly...
(https://i.imgur.com/IOzJsk8.png)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on May 25, 2019, 10:25:46 PM
My two, 11 1/2 months old.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47931140566_c63e3da3d5_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47931103022_7dbd88b909_b.jpg)

Very smooshable.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on May 25, 2019, 10:35:58 PM
I am squeeing as I type this.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on May 26, 2019, 02:41:21 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47931140566_c63e3da3d5_b.jpg)

Look at that cat!  You could fit quite a sizeable profiterole in its mouth!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Bobtoo on May 26, 2019, 09:38:08 AM
She looks quite fierce there but she's actually just stretching and yawning.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Flouncer on May 26, 2019, 10:20:39 AM
Frida is having a lazy sunday morning.

(https://i.imgur.com/Pw2Z5q6.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on May 26, 2019, 11:02:18 AM
PRAWN CAT!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on May 26, 2019, 11:24:25 AM
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Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 26, 2019, 11:35:06 AM
We had our dog put down unfortunately last week. Thinking a cat might be a better idea as a replacement. They don't seem to die so fucking easily and get cancer anyway. Twenty years old you say?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on May 26, 2019, 01:17:16 PM
We had our dog put down unfortunately last week. Thinking a cat might be a better idea as a replacement. They don't seem to die so fucking easily and get cancer anyway. Twenty years old you say?
Aw, sorry to hear about your dog. I had to have my beautiful 14 year cat put to sleep last year, she too had cancer. Still makes me so sad somedays.

I haven't any cat pictures to share but just looking at the beautiful contented pussycats posted here makes he happy. I have been be virtualy stroking them all through my screen, if that doesn't sound too weird.😬
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on May 26, 2019, 05:30:20 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Pw2Z5q6.jpg)

It has been scientifically proven that 90% of people are unable to resist stroking a sleeping cat because they look so cute when they're curled up.  On a completely unrelated note, it has also been scientifically proven that 90% of cats suffer from sleep deprivation.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 26, 2019, 07:20:13 PM
Aw, sorry to hear about your dog. I had to have my beautiful 14 year cat put to sleep last year, she too had cancer. Still makes me so sad somedays.

I haven't any cat pictures to share but just looking at the beautiful contented pussycats posted here makes he happy. I have been be virtualy stroking them all through my screen, if that doesn't sound too weird.😬

Cheers.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on May 26, 2019, 07:21:28 PM
Yes, I am also very sorry to hear about your dog.

I've only had this pair of bastards a month and I'm already a tad sad that knock on wood I'm going to outlive them.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 26, 2019, 07:26:40 PM
Ta. Puppies are they? They'll outlive you definitely.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: hedgehog90 on May 26, 2019, 07:34:39 PM
Ollie the cat earlier:

(https://i.imgur.com/sQEE19M.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on May 26, 2019, 07:35:29 PM
Ta. Puppies are they? They'll outlive you definitely.
No mine are kittens. I read about a cat celebrating its 30th birthday this weekend so it really isn't clear which of us will be going first.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Hey, Punk! on May 26, 2019, 08:40:08 PM
Have owned plenty of cats in the past, but cannot stand the smell of their leavings. Everything that comes out the wrong end of a creature smells, but nothing quite compares to the sharpness of a cat's. It really stings the nose.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on May 26, 2019, 08:41:46 PM
Have owned plenty of cats in the past, but cannot stand the smell of their leavings. Everything that comes out the wrong end of a creature smells, but nothing quite compares to the sharpness of a cat's. It really stings the nose.

One of mine seems to only eat biscuits and I can barely smell their chods. The other favours wet food and what they end up producing is like CS spray in my eyes.

By the way, here are Queenie and Clive. Those horrendous curtains behind them are now getting thoroughly ruined, which I am very much enjoying seeing:
(http://i67.tinypic.com/15wazap.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on May 27, 2019, 01:58:30 AM
Aww. Our cat Zorro above, he had a sister looked just like them. We should have taken her too, really regret we didn’t.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on May 27, 2019, 04:41:23 PM
Ah that's a shame. Although I'm a pet novice I'm very pleased we got two. Watching them play and sleep next to each other (basically the two things they do) is endlessly entertaining. Also when one can't find the other they start meowing loads, which is extremely sweet. Going to have to get them neutered soon so they don't start rutting like mad and produce backward inbred kittens.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on May 27, 2019, 04:55:47 PM
I like how cunty and smug cats are in their refusal to accept what their owners do and buy for them.

"Oh you bought me this ace comfy bed and scratching post set for £40? I think i'll sleep in the cardboard box it came in and scratch the shit out of your trainers instead. Thanks though."

Cunts.

However, my cat Paddy hit double digits recently and fuck me has he gone bonkers. Sticking his head in shoes, he sleeps in bras, he likes to sleep in boxes way too small for him and rest his head on the edges, like a div. He hates fish, never met a cat who hated fish. However he'll eat quorn.

I always get the feeling every time he looks at me that he is dying to shit in my mouth when I sleep, but then he comes up on my lap and cwtches like a kitten. A big, fat, old kitten.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Twed on May 27, 2019, 04:56:47 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/BJ0gZTo.jpg)

A villain
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on May 27, 2019, 04:57:53 PM
he sleeps in bras

My cat Clive keeps stealing my missus's underwear from the washing basket and running around with it. Hahaha, what a lad.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Twed on May 27, 2019, 04:59:00 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/EPxrRm5.jpg)

This is how she looks at you in the morning, before she hops over to the bed
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on May 27, 2019, 05:00:36 PM
Fair play look at the fucking contempt there.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on May 28, 2019, 12:24:07 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/NGT4pJzD/20-C1-AEB2-0934-4548-9516-0539-B8-ABF361.jpg)

The Naughty Kittens. Well, they’re a year old now, not really kittens anymore. Sisters. What happened was, our youngest, who’s on the autistic spectrum (like me), she really wanted a pet and we thought it’d be good for her. Problem was her older sister went along too, and fell in love with a kitten of her own. And then lost interest a week after we brought them home. It’s been a really trying time - the one in the right, probably the younger (likely the runt of the litter), my youngest’s, is almost un-housetrainable. She won’t use a litter tray. It’s been a fucking nightmare.

But they are good fun, especially in this weather. Out in the garden they play fight all over the lawn. Usually cleaning each other mid-tussle. MrsMoth told me off for using the words “girl-on-girl action” in front of the children...
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on May 28, 2019, 12:31:06 AM
Some fine looking cats there, Twed and mothman.

I live on the same street as a cat cafe, and when coming back from the vets the Uber driver always (well, both times I've taken them to the vet so far) asks if that's where my two are headed. I'm like "Hell, no. These aren't two of those slutty whore cats, letting anyone with the right money handle them! These are some monogamous kittens." I've never actually been to a cat cafe and don't think I would, but I am guessing they are exactly like a brothel. Which, admittedly, I have also never been to.

I'm actually pretty uneasy around animals in general, it's only these two that I feel comfortable handling. So a cat cafe would probably be a pretty terrible experience for me all round.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on May 28, 2019, 12:09:56 PM
Some cats.

My poor, doomed Vincent.

(http://i.imgur.com/xrSiqY9l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/xrSiqY9)

Mr Gus, the neighbours' cat who lives half his life in our house and garden

(http://i.imgur.com/uQ17Hh3l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/uQ17Hh3)

New tenants:

Tiny Cat (called Blue by her original owners). She is about 2 years old, and when we got her, completely bald from the head/scruff down due to stress grooming. She's slowly growing her fur back, but covered with scabs from incessant scratching and grooming. She is very chatty, and is a master of the silent meow.

(http://i.imgur.com/E23hS08l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/E23hS08)

(http://i.imgur.com/YjDLREwl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/YjDLREw)

Still needs a name because I'm not calling her Princess. Arrived with Tiny Cat from the same household. Has no back molar/grinder teeth at all. Very shy, lives almost exclusively behind the curtain on the windowsill, but will come out in the evening to lie on my jacket. Because of the tooth loss, she makes clicking noises, calling in all of the other Triffids, I guess. When she meows, she sounds like a staccato goose.

(http://i.imgur.com/pnRE8Hbl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/pnRE8Hb)

Mr Whiskers, a slut for cuddles; will pull your hand back if you stop skritching him. See the tale of his Bank Holiday weekend adventure in said thread. Weapons-grade farts when he's happy.

(http://i.imgur.com/3u5zHaAl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/3u5zHaA)


The latter three were rescued together; they were left at the cats' shelter by a relative of the original geretric owner. All three have been recovering from stress issues. Tiny Cat, we're told, arrived at the shelter absolutely crawling with fleas, hence the habitual grooming and scratching.

They're all chipped, and once we find out for certain if Tiny Cat is spayed, they'll all be introduced to the garden, albeit not at 1am on the Saturday morning of a Bank Holiday.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on May 28, 2019, 02:11:56 PM



The latter three were rescued together; they were left at the cats' shelter by a relative of the original geretric owner. All three have been recovering from stress issues. Tiny Cat, we're told, arrived at the shelter absolutely crawling with fleas, hence the habitual grooming and scratching.



Kudos to you (and extra Dreamies/treats forever) for taking in those three lovely kitties together :)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on May 28, 2019, 03:19:43 PM

Kudos to you (and extra Dreamies/treats forever) for taking in those three lovely kitties together :)

We were intially going to look for a pair (either bonded or two individuals). Mr Attila kept looking at black cats on our local cat blue cross page, because we're both still not really over the shock of Vincent. He liked the look of Tiny Cat, then saw she had been dumped with two other cats (the other two are 8 and 10 years old). The folks at the BC were really happy when we said we'd be fine with taking all three because usually a group like that either never gets adopted, or people cherry pick one or two of them.

I grew up with a lot of cats and dogs running about the place & then had a little menagerie when I was married before, and most of our pets were rescues/taken in because of circs, so I had no issue when he wondered to me if I'd be ok with a sudden cat family.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on May 28, 2019, 05:32:34 PM

The only thing unclear is if the old dear was dead before the cats ate her.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on May 28, 2019, 11:03:20 PM
They do seem to have a taste for chicken over their lovely Felix w/ veggies.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on May 29, 2019, 04:11:38 AM
I was trying to record my re-imagining of Breakfast at Tiffanys when "Cat" intervened.
You can skip the singing if you're impatient or easily irritated, and go to 60sec when Cat (Abigail) jumps in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EaAfl_bUZA



Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on May 29, 2019, 10:44:57 AM
I was trying to record my re-imagining of Breakfast at Tiffanys when "Cat" intervened.
You can skip the singing if you're impatient or easily irritated, and go to 60sec when Cat (Abigail) jumps in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EaAfl_bUZA

Ha.  Typical.  I don't think that I've ever not had a cat interrupt me when I'm trying to record a YouTube video, even during the times that I haven't owned a cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on May 31, 2019, 09:50:59 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/v2wltc.jpg)

Currently trapped and busting for a piss.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on May 31, 2019, 11:59:28 PM
It is clearly your duty to catheterise yourself so your moggies can snooze on, undisturbed.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on June 01, 2019, 12:01:01 AM
My bladder raptured in the end. Ah well, I never used it much anyway.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on June 01, 2019, 12:02:09 AM
Did the cats wake up?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on June 01, 2019, 12:06:01 AM
Nope. So it was worth it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on June 01, 2019, 12:11:00 AM
Then you have passed their test, and may now have a flea of your very own.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jittlebags on June 01, 2019, 12:17:17 AM
I've got a cat dirt to attend to in the side border tomorrow. We generally welcome cats using our property as a thoroughfare, but there's one feline fucker who buries its shits in any bit of bare soil it finds.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Flouncer on June 01, 2019, 10:13:54 AM
Now that it's summer and I leave the back door open for her a lot, Frida has all but stopped using the litter tray. Unfortunately she's taken to using the patches of compost between my lavendar plants - yesterday she laid a massive cable there. I don't mind the turds so much but all the cat piss can't be doing the soil much good. I think I'll have to come up with some outdoor litter tray arrangement and pray that she uses it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on June 01, 2019, 04:42:19 PM
So, upstairs in bed trying sleep after a night shift last night. I am woken by a knocking on the door, can't be fucked to get up so ignore it. Still more knocking and ringing. So I bumble downstairs in my gf's dressing gown to be greeted at the door by one of my neighbours.

"Do you know you've got a bird in your front room?" she asks. I turn and look to see a bloody magpie frantically tapping away at the window. Feathers and bird shit everywhere. Let the magpie out the window.

All windows and doors shut. So Eddie (evil cat, sat in the front room taunting the bird) must have dragged it through the cat flap.

What a twat. Saying that he has also brought back a live squirrel and a small crab (I live 10 miles from the sea).
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jittlebags on June 02, 2019, 12:36:27 AM
I've got a cat dirt to attend to in the side border tomorrow. We generally welcome cats using our property as a thoroughfare, but there's one feline fucker who buries its shits in any bit of bare soil it finds.

It's the twat from next door with the bell. I've planted the bare bits of ground with a fuckload of geraniums. And some sharp bamboo spikes. Lets see you shit there you furry fucker.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on June 02, 2019, 02:03:24 AM
It's the twat from next door with the bell. I've planted the bare bits of ground with a fuckload of geraniums. And some sharp bamboo spikes. Lets see you shit there you furry fucker.

If you'd rather go the route of not spiking the cat metaphorically with poisonous plants or literally with sharp bamboo spikes, you could try planting a lemon balm.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Buelligan on June 02, 2019, 07:00:56 AM
Although lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) can be quite invasive, if it takes over your garden, do not bamlem the cats.

They all swarmed to me last night, all the wild ones I feed, they always come and flock around me when they hear my footsteps coming home from work in the night.  They take turns to run in front of me, stop and look into me and do the blink and I say to each one, hello baby and then they run behind me and another one comes.  This is how we go home, down the lane in the moonlight.  And then I fill their drinking waters and make a long line of cat beads on the big flat stone and they line up in their hierarchy and eat together, from queen to kitten and the toms usually eat after, alone, and I go to bed.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on June 02, 2019, 06:28:24 PM
My male cat keeps shoving his arsehole in my face. Every single day he does this! I'm just minding my own business and then suddenly it's time for another eyeful of cat anus.

I didn't know what I was signing up for.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jittlebags on June 02, 2019, 10:46:24 PM
Probably wondering if you had any pencils that need sharpening
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on June 02, 2019, 11:02:01 PM
Or he's offering to hold your hankie for you.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on June 05, 2019, 06:16:16 PM
So, upstairs in bed trying sleep after a night shift last night. I am woken by a knocking on the door, can't be fucked to get up so ignore it. Still more knocking and ringing. So I bumble downstairs in my gf's dressing gown to be greeted at the door by one of my neighbours.

"Do you know you've got a bird in your front room?" she asks. I turn and look to see a bloody magpie frantically tapping away at the window. Feathers and bird shit everywhere. Let the magpie out the window.

All windows and doors shut. So Eddie (evil cat, sat in the front room taunting the bird) must have dragged it through the cat flap.

What a twat. Saying that he has also brought back a live squirrel and a small crab (I live 10 miles from the sea).

When we lived in New Zealand, we had the only house we’ve ever had with a catflap. We had to bodily force our original cats through it to make them understand what it was for; then, they loved it. And so did we. It had a clip on each side that you could use to restrict movement one way or the other (or both).

Until the day my wife’s cat caught a bird and brought it inside. Hilarity ensued. Eventually we got him and it outside, and locked the catflap so he couldn’t come in. He went off to sulk with his bird.

Soon after he was back on the patio, asking to come in. No bird in sight, so we let him. The catflap was still set to allow egress only, so he could go back out again but wasn’t bringing anything back in. Or so we thought. We watched him go over to the flap, push it open with his head, reach out with a paw to where he’d hidden the bird underneath, hoiked it back in - and the madness began again..!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on June 06, 2019, 03:36:44 PM
I was reading on the BBC News site today that in the US cats are routinely declawed. Man, that's fucked up.

Still, it does give me something to threateningly shout at them next time they piss me off.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: a duncandisorderly on June 06, 2019, 10:19:18 PM
My bladder raptured....

that's called an orgasm. you'll have noticed that the stuff that came out wasn't like wee.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Alberon on June 06, 2019, 10:30:00 PM
One of my parents cats managed to catch a pigeon once and got it through the catflap. My mum came down in the morning saw feathers everywhere and asked the cats where the body was, since there was no sign of one. Then she turned around and there was the pigeon sat on top of the door.

And today one of our cats brought a bird in. There were only a few feathers left as he ate virtually the whole thing. Fortunately he likes to take them to the bath so any mess is very easy to clean up.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on June 07, 2019, 06:18:26 AM
Just walked in to find this:
(http://i67.tinypic.com/nej7mx.jpg)

Fucking cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Alberon on June 07, 2019, 06:29:16 AM
Well, that’s your fault for giving them a climbing frame. You shouldn’t have hung your clothes on it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on June 07, 2019, 08:43:58 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/IyymbGN.jpg)

Ain't posted my little knobheads here in a while. Here's Raymond and Cleo. They're brother and sister, believe it or not, though she's the runt, hence her size (and intensely needy personality). Raymond, however, is fucking enormous. One of the biggest domestic cats I've ever seen in person. He kills all sorts all the time. Only yesterday he was mauling a sparrow the size of his head, and a few months back he brought home a fucking fully grown squirrel. Unreal. When he was younger, he had worms, and he pulled a worm out of his own arsehole and immediately ate it again. I'm convinced he is not of this earth.

(https://i.imgur.com/HOzlzhZ.jpg)

Here he is drinking from a pint of water atop a stack of six house bricks, the absolute fucking alien bastard.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on June 07, 2019, 08:52:30 PM
Come back home and my cat being a right cunt but also being a whore for cwtches.

Tapped him on the head for sneaking into my room and nibbling on gone off chinese food. He gave me a swipe and when I went to pick him up he actually hissed at me. He's at least 11 years old now. Fuckin' header.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on June 07, 2019, 10:51:59 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/HOzlzhZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/a4aS6ql.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on June 08, 2019, 01:44:35 PM
Heheh thanx for that 💕
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on June 08, 2019, 02:26:53 PM
Queenie enjoys sitting on her new leopardskin chair:
(http://i63.tinypic.com/110yctg.jpg)

While her brother looks like he's visited a taxidermist:
(http://i67.tinypic.com/20rtw0o.jpg)

Telling them apart is a nightmare, but I assure you they are definitely two different cats.

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on June 08, 2019, 03:05:12 PM
:O <3
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on June 08, 2019, 04:45:50 PM
She looks all prim and proper and butter-wouldn't-melt; he looks like he's shagging it. Cats, eh?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on June 08, 2019, 05:56:40 PM
Queenie enjoys sitting on her new leopardskin chair:
(http://i63.tinypic.com/110yctg.jpg)

Fair play that is a fucking hilarious mush.
Looks like a cat from an anime.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on June 08, 2019, 07:40:17 PM
Gorgeous!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on June 13, 2019, 04:51:06 PM
https://www.twitch.tv/adorablestars
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on June 13, 2019, 08:19:55 PM
https://www.twitch.tv/adorablestars

Wow. It's really crazy to think that one of them is going to grow up to be the new Hitler.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on June 14, 2019, 02:22:15 AM
I hope that this thread never dies.  Seeing photos and gifs of adorable little fluff balls brightens up my otherwise dull day.  Long may it continue.

In cat related news; my parents' kitty cat managed to make use of a bag of compost to jump over their garden fence and make a run for it.  She's not supposed to leave the garden because my parents are on a main road.  Silly cat.  Curiosity'll kill you yet.  Don't think I could take a squashed cat, mentally.  Kitty cats won't be told though.  Apparently it took my Mum a good hour or so to cajole her back indoors, by way of a tempting bit of string.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dr Sanchez on June 14, 2019, 02:29:51 AM
I'm a 33 year old 6'2" large man with a beard, the resting face of a psychopath and I hate almost everything, except cats.

My girlfriend gets slightly jealous when I'm around cats because I give them all my attention and we both quietly know that I love them more than I'll ever love her.

They're just amazing characters. I feel as if they get me and I get them and we're part of this secret society that other cunts cannot comprehend.

So yeah, cats are fucking amazing.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on June 14, 2019, 02:35:33 AM
I'm a 33 year old 6'2" large man with a beard, the resting face of a psychopath and I hate almost everything, except cats.

Phwoarr!

My girlfriend gets slightly jealous when I'm around cats because I give them all my attention and we both quietly know that I love them more than I'll ever love her.

Haha.  I had this exact same thing with my second to last girlfriend.  Pussy before pussy, yo.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Noonling on June 14, 2019, 07:20:54 AM
Kitties before pretties?

Except that implies cats aren't pretty.

Cats before slat(terns)?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on June 14, 2019, 08:06:01 AM
Mogs before trogs.

Kitties before pretties?

Kitties before titties!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on June 14, 2019, 08:19:26 AM
Random calico from up the street, caught on the wildlife camera

(http://i.imgur.com/ujXWp3zl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ujXWp3z)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on June 14, 2019, 05:53:29 PM
Calicoes before hoes!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on June 15, 2019, 02:27:02 AM
Fluffs before muffs!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on June 15, 2019, 03:04:36 AM
Kitties before clitties!

Random calico from up the street, caught on the wildlife camera

(http://i.imgur.com/ujXWp3zl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ujXWp3z)

I feel as though that cat's eye is staring straight into my soul and silently judging me.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on June 15, 2019, 01:50:48 PM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/ef81edb747c507fb36c92bac72b840d3/tumblr_n6d0bwQZy81qizhaoo1_500.gif)

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/dc0b8062d67e140bebd936840a7ef6b9/tumblr_n756lvejLo1qizhaoo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on June 15, 2019, 02:01:52 PM
If you’d made that square it’d be a great avatar.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on June 16, 2019, 12:34:40 PM
My cat fell asleep on me earlier and her eyes were still quite open. When she went into REM sleep and started twitching about I got a full view of her eyes zipping around in her skull while her pupils rapidly dilated.

It was pretty disturbing to see, to be honest.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on June 17, 2019, 11:51:19 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/eEiXndL.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on June 17, 2019, 11:58:44 AM
"Oh sorry, were you enjoying this?"


Cunt.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: seepage on June 17, 2019, 12:17:33 PM
comeuppance for putting greasy pizza on an unprotected table. It'll burn straight through the glaze and you won't be able to use the table ever again.

also, is that pineapple?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on June 17, 2019, 04:15:04 PM
also, is that pineapple?

... and just like that, everyone was on the cat’s side.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jumblegraws on June 17, 2019, 05:08:36 PM
Been neglecting this thread, here’s a few pics of my bubbelehs. Plenty more where that came from.
(https://i.imgur.com/nLBIpeV_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)(https://i.imgur.com/zquAlzP_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)(https://i.imgur.com/uSnWsJH_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)(https://i.imgur.com/uRjigpk_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)(https://i.imgur.com/PGOJnrR_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on June 18, 2019, 12:32:54 AM
'Squee' is such a tiny word for the response I just had to that last photo.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on June 18, 2019, 01:40:05 PM
comeuppance for putting greasy pizza on an unprotected table. It'll burn straight through the glaze and you won't be able to use the table ever again.

also, is that pineapple?

It is an' all, Christ; and they're all identi-sized chunks, which means they're out a tin.

Nice cats Jumbleski, odd but nice.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dr Sanchez on June 18, 2019, 02:59:40 PM
Been neglecting this thread, here’s a few pics of my bubbelehs. Plenty more where that came from.
(https://i.imgur.com/nLBIpeV_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)(https://i.imgur.com/zquAlzP_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)(https://i.imgur.com/uSnWsJH_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)(https://i.imgur.com/uRjigpk_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)(https://i.imgur.com/PGOJnrR_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)

They look like they love each other's company. Are they brother and sister?

I have two girl cats, not biological sisters. I got them as kittens and they used to snuggle up together and cause no trouble but now they're constantly fighting. It's doing my tits in tbh and tbf.

They won't listen to me either. I threatened to take their Dreamies away yesterday but they're at it again today.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on June 18, 2019, 03:15:08 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/68h53c.jpg)
Ah fuck. My cat's head appears to have snapped off.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jumblegraws on June 18, 2019, 05:30:05 PM
They look like they love each other's company. Are they brother and sister?

I have two girl cats, not biological sisters. I got them as kittens and they used to snuggle up together and cause no trouble but now they're constantly fighting. It's doing my tits in tbh and tbf.

They won't listen to me either. I threatened to take their Dreamies away yesterday but they're at it again today.
Nope, I got Arthur a year after Mookie. Mookie basically adopted him and they were cuddling up less than an hour after Arthur moved in (pic below of them back when Arthur was a baldy gremlin baby). I think I’ve been very lucky in how quickly they’ve bonded although having said that, part of the motivation for getting Arthur was seeing how quickly Mookie took to my parents’ cat after he went to stay there and I started to feel like he was missing out by not having another cat to live with.
(https://i.imgur.com/Q4gWHPz_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Noonling on June 18, 2019, 07:54:32 PM
Arthur somehow looks like a sphinx with fur.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jumblegraws on June 18, 2019, 08:35:04 PM
That’s not too far off, they’re Devon Rexes, so they lack the longer outer coat most cats have but unlike the Sphynx they have a curly undercoat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jumblegraws on June 18, 2019, 10:03:10 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/68h53c.jpg)
Ah fuck. My cat's head appears to have snapped off.
Really want to tickle this cat’s belly, even if it means getting bear-trapped
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on June 19, 2019, 01:57:35 AM
Ah fuck. My cat's head appears to have snapped off.

Got a laugh out of me with this comment.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on June 19, 2019, 02:53:29 AM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/68h53c.jpg)
Ah fuck. My cat's head appears to have snapped off.

Thats pretty much how I sleep.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Bobtoo on June 19, 2019, 07:16:47 AM
My two sleeping.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48090638022_bff02722cb_b.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jumblegraws on June 19, 2019, 07:42:58 PM
My two sleeping.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48090638022_bff02722cb_b.jpg)
Gorgeous. Were they litter-mates?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Bobtoo on June 20, 2019, 06:51:05 AM
They were, and the other two in the litter were also a ginger and a tabby.

We had trouble with other cats coming in so we bought a cat flap that reads their microchips.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncIU1urCBnE

Very annoying video that doesn't even address my concerns about how loud it is. It is quite loud but both the cats got used to it fairly quickly. At least it's better than this review video where the twat just takes it out of the box and tells you nothing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIOLDJJlai0

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on June 20, 2019, 04:44:50 PM
I'm pleased I don't take ecstasy anymore because the day after me inevitably having spent the evening off my mash talking endlessly about how much I love my cats to anyone unfortunate enough to be near me I think I'd be so embarrassed that I might need to throw myself off a bridge.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Noodle Lizard on June 22, 2019, 09:42:29 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/K8q0kgY.jpg)

This is our new fella.  He's about 1, but he was remarkably comfortable coming home with us.  Hid for maybe two minutes under the bed before he was out being a total love-bug, wanting to explore the entire house.  We've got a kind of dumb dog too, so we're still getting them used to each other (i.e. keeping them well the fuck away from each other), but other than that he's right at home.  Sitting on my desk as I typaiefhjk thais
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on June 22, 2019, 09:53:06 PM
Nice wankerchief in shot there mate. 
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on June 23, 2019, 12:30:27 AM
Aw that's a shame, ruins a lovely pic.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on June 23, 2019, 01:30:33 AM
I'm pleased I don't take ecstasy anymore because the day after me inevitably having spent the evening off my mash talking endlessly about how much I love my cats to anyone unfortunate enough to be near me I think I'd be so embarrassed that I might need to throw myself off a bridge.

Honestly I'd be into it. Any information about cats is good information to me.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on June 23, 2019, 08:44:51 AM
Honestly I'd be into it. Any information about cats is good information to me.

Alright my man let's get some pingers in and have a good old eight hour cat chat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on June 24, 2019, 04:20:12 PM
In order to bond with my pair I've just spent half an hour on the floor growling, biting and writhing around with a catnip mouse toy while they looked on in awe.

Massively stressful on the knees at my age but definitely worth it to cement my place in flat cat hierarchy.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on June 24, 2019, 07:19:29 PM
In order to bond with my pair I've just spent half an hour on the floor growling, biting and writhing around with a catnip mouse toy while they looked on in awe.

Massively stressful on the knees at my age but definitely worth it to cement my place in flat cat hierarchy.

Relieved to hear that I'm not the only one who does this.  Then again, I don't even have a cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: pigamus on June 24, 2019, 07:22:35 PM
My advice is to get a black cat. Never met a black cat who wasn't pleasingly mental.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on June 24, 2019, 10:43:29 PM
My advice is to get a black cat. Never met a black cat who wasn't pleasingly mental.

My beloved Moose Pig was a black Burmese cat.

Quote from: Cat facts
While adult Burmese are placid cats, they also tend to be very kittenish and love their daily playtime. They love being adored by their parent, and love having their stomach rubbed and being petted. A daily petting session is a must for any Burmese.

That definitely describes Moose Pig.  I miss her dearly.  R.I.P.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dr Sanchez on June 25, 2019, 01:21:23 AM
One of my cats plays fetch. She'll bring toys or sweet wrappers for me to throw and she'll then retrieve them and squeak at me for approval. I'd never seen a cat do anything remotely like that in my life.

Has anyone elses cat done this? She's grey if that's makes a difference.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on June 25, 2019, 01:25:11 AM
One of my cats plays fetch. She'll bring toys or sweet wrappers for me to throw and she'll then retrieve them and squeak at me for approval. I'd never seen a cat do anything remotely like that in my life.

Has anyone elses cat done this? She's grey if that's makes a difference.

When I was I think around 8 or 9 I had a cat I named Shadow and he would do stuff like sit and beg for treats and put his paws up on me like a pup. No idea how I accomplished as a nipper but I miss it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on June 25, 2019, 01:27:45 AM
One of my cats plays fetch. She'll bring toys or sweet wrappers for me to throw and she'll then retrieve them and squeak at me for approval. I'd never seen a cat do anything remotely like that in my life.

Has anyone elses cat done this? She's grey if that's makes a difference.

(https://i.imgur.com/w1Oes55.jpg?1)

Dr Sanchez's "cat", yesterday.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on June 25, 2019, 03:51:13 AM
One of my cats plays fetch. She'll bring toys or sweet wrappers for me to throw and she'll then retrieve them and squeak at me for approval. I'd never seen a cat do anything remotely like that in my life.

Has anyone elses cat done this? She's grey if that's makes a difference.

We had a tabby which did this with rolled up tin foil or folded crisp packets. We lived in a first floor flat and could sit in the lounge and fire the missile out onto the landing, off the wall, down the stairs and he'd bring it back nearly every time. We put it down to him headbutting a moving car when he was younger.

He was also a massive fan of cucumber, even going so far as bringing half a one home from a hunting trip.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on June 25, 2019, 11:13:20 AM
Aw. One of my cats finally managed to leap up to the kitchen counter today. I'm so proud. (https://kk.org/cooltools/files/2018/07/cryingfaceemoji.png)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on June 25, 2019, 12:59:16 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/7y8I0R6.jpg)

Oscar's standard sleeping position.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dr Sanchez on June 25, 2019, 01:46:37 PM
We had a tabby which did this with rolled up tin foil or folded crisp packets. We lived in a first floor flat and could sit in the lounge and fire the missile out onto the landing, off the wall, down the stairs and he'd bring it back nearly every time. We put it down to him headbutting a moving car when he was younger.

He was also a massive fan of cucumber, even going so far as bringing half a one home from a hunting trip.

Holy shit. Rolled up tin foil is my cats preferred item too. There must be a thousand little lost tin foil balls hidden around the house, under sofas and the fridge etc. If anyone opens a kit kat or anything remotely foil like she'll be on the scene in seconds.

I might introduce her to cucumbers to see what happens. Maybe your cats soul has entered my cat?

Stranger things have happened tbh.


(https://i.imgur.com/w1Oes55.jpg?1)

Dr Sanchez's "cat", yesterday.

That cat's eyes look scary. Like a white walker crossed with Mary Berry.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on June 29, 2019, 12:51:30 PM
(https://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/aWYrB7x_700b.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on June 29, 2019, 12:56:15 PM
That must be a fucking heavy cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on June 29, 2019, 02:15:15 PM
King Kat
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on June 29, 2019, 02:42:41 PM
(https://i2.wp.com/fanfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Deadpool-2-1460389008.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on June 29, 2019, 06:43:55 PM
One of my cats has gone and got herself conjunctivitis. Fucking sweaty bastard weather and twice day I have to pin her down wrapped in a towel, and use one hand to grip her skull and pry her open with the finger and thumb whilst I administer the drops with the other hand.

She’s not the most healthy of creatures - the vet also told me she was overweight but “there’s not much you can do about it” - so it’s like sitting on a small mechanical bull which seems to have all the strength of a regular mechanical bull, and trying to have drunken sex with it. I mean that’s not what I do to my cat but the struggle is very much equivalent. I’ve got to do that twice a day for a week.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on June 29, 2019, 06:47:40 PM
Obviously still gonna do it every time because despite her being a cantankerous miserable arsehole I love her so much and the thought of a life without her yelling outside my bedroom door every morning and being a fuss-hungry runt fills me with horrible fear and sadness. She’s a complete knob but I adore her.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: studpuppet on June 29, 2019, 08:51:52 PM
Here's one of my boys, nailing the textbook definition of 'manspreading' (he was asleep, not stretching).

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/65612835_10157046948006885_4292401327918546944_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_oc=AQntfGyQ3v_OzGx7rqrJKDOZb0zy1p5LL-YUDWr8LkBJJSQV2lsuGJ5LhMfvDFJgUvQ&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=5369ae72efc9812333171aec21da2da4&oe=5DB8A09D)
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Post by: imitationleather on June 29, 2019, 11:00:03 PM
My cat was just sat motionless in this pose for a weirdly long time. I think The Chemical Brothers set at Glastonbury was doing him in:
(http://i68.tinypic.com/bhynh0.jpg)
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Post by: bgmnts on June 29, 2019, 11:01:24 PM
Proper nipped up.
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Post by: mothman on June 29, 2019, 11:08:46 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/9Xtp97Zv/FAF71-AE0-D4-FC-4-A3-C-9224-564347179044.jpg)

(Part of) TeenMoth with her cat, Typo.
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Post by: Cerys on June 30, 2019, 12:45:27 AM
My cat was just sat motionless in this pose for a weirdly long time. I think The Chemical Brothers set at Glastonbury was doing him in:
(http://i68.tinypic.com/bhynh0.jpg)

There was something crawling on your ceiling.  My money's on an overheated bluebottle.
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Post by: imitationleather on June 30, 2019, 01:09:07 AM
But... I don't have a ceiling!

EDIT: Oh. Typical.
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Post by: Cerys on June 30, 2019, 01:19:46 AM
In the rafters, then.  You have to be difficult, don't you?
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Post by: St_Eddie on June 30, 2019, 08:23:10 PM
I don't think that I've ever seen anything in life cuter than a cat becoming distracted mid-wash and forgetting to retract their tongue.  I've never been fortunate enough to snap one of my own cats doing this, so here's a photo from Google instead...

(https://i.imgur.com/fGr0E26.jpg?1)

There was something crawling on your ceiling.  My money's on an overheated bluebottle.

Nah, that's the cat's sixth sense kicking in.  It's clearly spied a ghost.  Possibly the ghost of a bluebottle that died from heatstroke.
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Post by: bgmnts on June 30, 2019, 08:24:27 PM
My cat leaves his tongue out regularly but he doesnt have a gene simmons monster licker like that.
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Post by: Pseudopath on June 30, 2019, 09:24:14 PM
This is the best I can do:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/idexkh.jpg)

Proper derp.
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Post by: St_Eddie on July 01, 2019, 12:10:08 AM
This is the best I can do:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/idexkh.jpg)

Proper derp.

Your avatar is proper derp too.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on July 01, 2019, 06:54:20 PM
My cats just ate tuna for the first time.

Queenie ate so much and so quickly she threw up. However, she clearly really likes tuna a lot because before I had a chance to clear it up she ate all the vomit and now I can't see where it even was.

Cats are pretty disgusting, right?
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Post by: Head Gardener on July 02, 2019, 07:42:00 PM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/5d620597c71d41f0b0c0dd7ad655d66a/tumblr_ptxxj7aR6u1wsbn2ao1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on July 02, 2019, 08:21:34 PM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/5d620597c71d41f0b0c0dd7ad655d66a/tumblr_ptxxj7aR6u1wsbn2ao1_500.jpg)

This is excellent.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on July 05, 2019, 08:50:32 AM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2mma4pu.jpg)

Clive poses in front of our view of the Tyne Bridge.
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Post by: St_Eddie on July 05, 2019, 04:06:50 PM
Clive poses in front of our view of the Tyne Bridge.

My Moose Pig (R.I.P.) used to do this all the time, by way of sitting in front of the TV and staring at us, demanding that we admire her beauty, as opposed to following the drama onscreen.  Attention seeking little fluff balls.  They're cute and they damn well know it!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on July 05, 2019, 04:20:20 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2mma4pu.jpg)

Clive poses in front of our view of the Tyne Bridge.

He’s lush.
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Post by: Jumblegraws on July 05, 2019, 04:29:11 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2mma4pu.jpg)

Clive poses in front of our view of the Tyne Bridge.
Whoooah he’s beautiful. His bandana is very fetching.
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Post by: Cerys on July 05, 2019, 10:58:10 PM
He's lovely.  And then you turn the image upside down and realise that THIS ISN'T EVEN HIS FINAL FORM!
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Post by: steve98 on July 06, 2019, 03:19:41 AM
Clive's balcony.
"Haway man Clive".

(https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ofitn.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Twed on July 06, 2019, 03:22:31 AM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/5d620597c71d41f0b0c0dd7ad655d66a/tumblr_ptxxj7aR6u1wsbn2ao1_500.jpg)
Like a bizarro version of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on July 22, 2019, 05:43:20 AM
A video of a kitten with paralysed hind legs and his owner's dedicated attempts to provide physical therapy, in order to allow him to have a more normal and active lifestyle (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqWpKYw4MUc) - I have no shame whatsoever in admitting that I was in tears throughout much of this video (tears born of both despair for how cruel nature can be and also joy for how good people will do everything within their power to provide the disadvantaged with a happy life).  See how long you can last without welling up?  My own best record; 20 seconds.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on July 28, 2019, 10:26:59 PM
Been to somewhere called 'North Curry' today (near Taunton) to pick up a Somali cat and last week I picked up a British short hair from near Chorley. My last cat, Rioja, sadly breathed his last a couple of months ago at the age of 17 (est). The house began to feel oddly wrong again, I can't seem to live without a cat so I decided to go get some. I have never had a pedigree cat before so decided to take the plunge now with 2. At the moment they are just eyeing each other up, no big fights yet. The smaller british short hair (brie) is just hissing at the Somali (Merlot) which is just keeping its distance.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on August 11, 2019, 10:23:54 AM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/bdcb8aaf60336a0f76670033726a3fce/tumblr_pvx4d2Zq281wsbn2ao1_640.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on August 12, 2019, 12:47:31 AM
Cats are experts in the art of looking unimpressed.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Flouncer on August 12, 2019, 09:56:53 AM
The best thing about cats is, that if you make one happy they turn into a low frequency oscillator. It's something of a cosmic joke that they don't have an output and thus aren't compatible with modular synthesizers.
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on August 17, 2019, 10:29:57 PM
brie
(https://i.imgur.com/iotOFaI.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on August 17, 2019, 10:32:50 PM
merlot
(https://i.imgur.com/PBqNOAL.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr Banlon on August 17, 2019, 10:35:03 PM
Like a bizarro version of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE0Q9Jyu6zA
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Post by: Flouncer on August 17, 2019, 10:39:58 PM
Aww, your kitties are absolutely majestic Simnock.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Bobtoo on August 18, 2019, 07:49:02 AM
Sebastian chasing a fly.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48563890551_1165364729_b.jpg)
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Post by: Dex Sawash on August 18, 2019, 11:26:16 AM
Nice 850
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Post by: steve98 on August 18, 2019, 12:20:27 PM
Camcat.

Sieg Heilin' passersby. Love it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on August 18, 2019, 03:46:49 PM
This is the best I can do:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/idexkh.jpg)

Proper derp.

That cat has amazing eggshell like colouring.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Bobtoo on August 18, 2019, 04:36:11 PM
Nice 850

Thanks, I've had it just over a year now and I'm slowly tidying it up. I like 850s because you can mostly fix them faster than they break.     

Camcat.

Sieg Heilin' passersby. Love it.

I hope he doesn't get me arrested.
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Post by: Pseudopath on August 18, 2019, 04:44:48 PM
That cat has amazing eggshell like colouring.

Pickle says thanks, but insists that she's not normally so derpy:

(https://i.imgur.com/4DyyEZL.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on August 24, 2019, 04:47:56 PM
Cat with big head and tiny little feet up for adoption:

(https://i.postimg.cc/NFzYBhBW/cat-image.jpg)
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Post by: Barry Admin on August 24, 2019, 04:56:07 PM
Sebastian chasing a fly.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48563890551_1165364729_b.jpg)

Absolute beauty!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on August 26, 2019, 03:10:15 PM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/8d43bf713681f85e0397a0c1dde73c15/tumblr_pwr6gdoV2U1wsbn2ao1_1280.png)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on August 27, 2019, 04:43:04 PM
(http://gif-finder.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Cat-attack-annoying-kid.gif)
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Post by: steve98 on August 27, 2019, 04:58:18 PM
Straight for the throat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Flouncer on August 27, 2019, 05:13:11 PM
AVE SUMMA THAT YA BIF
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on August 28, 2019, 07:31:56 AM
One of my cats has got really into playing fetch. He'll sit on the back of the sofa and chuck a little cushion that he likes carrying around in his mouth towards me. I then throw it across the room, he retrieves it, perches back up on the sofa and it begins again. Is this sort of thing unusual in a cat? I've only heard of dogs going in for that lark up until now.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on August 28, 2019, 09:31:15 AM
One of my cats has got really into playing fetch. He'll sit on the back of the sofa and chuck a little cushion that he likes carrying around in his mouth towards me. I then throw it across the room, he retrieves it, perches back up on the sofa and it begins again. Is this sort of thing unusual in a cat? I've only heard of dogs going in for that lark up until now.

My old cat The Boods would play fetch with bits of dried pasta (there was one shape she preferred, and we'd buy boxes of them just for her). She learned the word 'noodle' so if you called it out to her (a long, drawn out 'nooo dooo?') she'd be off like a shot, grab one of them, and throw it by your feet.

You'd get tired long before she did -- and if you didn't notice or were busy, it wasn't unusual to turn around from where you were working/sat, and see a little ring of noodles where she'd been bringing them along for you to throw. She'd get your attention by sighing angrily if you didn't notice quickly enough.

We were forever stepping on these little pastas and grinding them into the carpet.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on August 29, 2019, 10:08:44 AM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/598cbeaeada9e890d6575ba6a0468573/tumblr_pwghaidcTR1qlelzzo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on August 31, 2019, 02:38:11 PM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/adae3025aca46fb1fd7658108b0c767d/tumblr_mz9undUydC1t24k8wo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on September 10, 2019, 10:39:18 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/mlbYNxe.gif)

not everyday you see a pussy licking baps
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on September 21, 2019, 05:13:59 PM
We just lost one of our cats.

She was about a year and a half old, grey, huge ears, beautiful. She’d gotten pregnant just before we were about to have her spayed, so we’ve got five orphaned kittens now, fortunately 9 weeks old and weaned; two we’ve found homes for already, a third TBC, we may keep two.

She’d been a brilliant mum. But yesterday she went out, and was run down just up the road a bit. We only found out via Facebook because the people whose house it happened outside posted to the local group; a woman knocked on their door saying she’d “seen it happen” (trans: she did it).

She died almost instantly, which is a mercy. They took her to the vets - our vets - but she’d not been chipped yet. Once our neighbours told us about the Facebook post (we’re not on there anymore) MrsMoth went down, identified her, brought her home. We just buried her in the garden.

We’re all upset, obviously. She was a lovely cat. But utterly unhousetrainable - she shat and pissed everywhere, and has caused thousands of pounds of damage. We’d actually made enquiries about reforming her, because we couldn’t take it anymore. No idea how we’d have handled our youngest, whose cat she was - that’s all moot now, of course. But we never wanted this to happen...
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Post by: Cerys on September 21, 2019, 09:39:00 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that, mothman.  Horrible thing to happen.
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Post by: mothman on September 21, 2019, 10:21:02 PM
Thanks Cerys.
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Post by: bgmnts on September 21, 2019, 10:22:43 PM
Still only a kitten basically, that sucks :(
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Post by: imitationleather on September 21, 2019, 10:24:36 PM
Very sorry to hear this. I can't imagine how that must be. My two are coming up to seven months old now and while their mortality hopefully (hopefully) won't be an issue for a long time thinking about how it will eventually come up one day does make me feel pretty worried.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on September 22, 2019, 09:42:14 AM
The kittens seem fine, at least. Eating well (biscuits, occasionally with some kitten milk added), and playing like crazy. She’d gradually been withdrawing from them anyway, and they’re old enough to be rehomed now. So who can tell what they’re thinking? Our youngest, her owner, came and got in bed with us last night. She’s still there now, asleep. I hope she sleeps in as we have someone coming to view one this morning.

(https://i.postimg.cc/LHMfp82Q/2538913-C-3-AAF-4-D5-C-A32-E-A47-CCED0-E70-A.jpg)

From a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on September 25, 2019, 10:09:10 PM
(http://37.media.tumblr.com/d2617616bf1648a413ce2ff5c1d41b0a/tumblr_n6cmki02uF1qewacoo1_500.png)

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/cbfed18bdb3ea4c2ff7574d11c1ebe44/tumblr_n6cmki02uF1qewacoo2_500.png)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/5144541b8bffb6a76da3583a41ccc4c1/tumblr_n6cmki02uF1qewacoo4_500.png)

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/cbfed18bdb3ea4c2ff7574d11c1ebe44/tumblr_n6cmki02uF1qewacoo2_500.png)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/95978adb1c107db4d8805c3b41b3cee8/tumblr_n6cmki02uF1qewacoo3_500.png)

(http://37.media.tumblr.com/8ae69a022b105d5eae4a25d2bcbc4020/tumblr_n6cmki02uF1qewacoo5_500.png)

(http://37.media.tumblr.com/2dfd15a39086799843e39d51647bc293/tumblr_n6cmki02uF1qewacoo7_500.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on September 27, 2019, 11:30:38 PM
The Story of Ethan Arthur Tiger

Since I've known Mr Attila, I've also known one of the older cats on the estate, a big old red and white tomcat. I became aware of him about 10 years ago when he (the cat) was still pretty spry, and his now in-her-90s owner would still walk to the shops,  Ethan Arthur Tiger following along behind her. All we knew is that her themselves older children had thought, 'Hey, mum is in her 80s and lives alone, what better thing to do would be to give her this aduylt cat.

Ethan Arthur Tiger  has a flap to get in and out of the house, and she leaves the door to the little entry at her house open, but we noticed very early on that Ethan Arthur Tiger  would be outside in all weathers, year round, a rough-coated cat who was increasingly thinner, as all his increasingly housebound owner would do is sprnkle a few cat treats on the ground for him.

Mr Gus's people moved in, and in the days before Gus, they would take in Ethan Arthur Tiger  and feed him, and let him have some time with people. He'd let you pet him, but he was quick to take a swipe at you, too. Ethan Arthur Tiger Kept getting thinner and more beat up, because he was living outside in all weathers even though Mr Gus's people started feeding him, and tried to build him a little shelter to stay in during rainy days. Both Mr Attila and Gus's people tried to tell Ethan Arthur Tiger 's owner that he needed more care, that he was wheezing from a lung ailment, that he was getting pretty thin. I know that on more than one occasion when the adult children came to check in on the old lady, they were also informed that the cat was being neglected. Once Mr Gus came along, Ethan Arthur Tiger  couldn't go into that house anymore (Gus is very territorial); sometimes he would come up to our garden, and when my Vince was around and I played with him in the evenings, the now wobbly Ethan Arthur Tiger  would wander over to check things out and to get a handful of kibble from me.

Some other things we learned, but only recently: Ethan Arthur Tiger  is originally Ethan, a cat born in the Netherlands and adopted as a kitten by an eldery woman who doted on him, and lived a coddled life -- for about a year or so, until she died. However, she'd made provisions for him in her will, and has asked her adult children to find him a new home. They knew the adult children of 'our' old lady, so Ethan got a pet passport and was brought to the UK, where he became Arthur at the old lady's house. Hence beginning his new life as an outdoor cat that was looked after almost as an afterthought for years, collectively cared for and played with by the other people in the street.

Then, this past spring, he got into a bad scrape -- new neighbours, who thought he was a lovely cat and would pat him and occasionally give him kibble, found him lying in their garden one night, drenched in blood. As mentioned, he's an old wobbly cat, and apparently had tried to climb a fence or something and managed to impale himself on it. The new people panicked, and even though it was 1230 in the morning, knocked on Gus's people's door (they had lights on in their downstairs room) -- Gus's people helped out by helping them to clean up Ethan Arthur Tiger and provide bandages and some cat blanket things -- these neighbors took Ethan Arthur Tiger  home and stayed up with him all night until they could contact the old lady to get ahold of her adult children, tell them what happened. Ethan Arthur Tiger is of course very old, and he was badly hurt.

The adult children, however, paid the close to £1000 vet's bill for Ethan Arthur Tiger  to have surgery. Ethan Arthur Tiger  rested and convolesced at the old lady's home for a few weeks; her children come see her on the regular, so helped to look after him.

Once Ethan Arthur Tiger  got better, he resumed life outdoors, eating from his food bowl at Gus's house, but more and more at the house of the new neighbours. I found out last night that this is now where he lives; he's moved in with this couple and been rechristened Tiger. They told me how they'd spoken to the old lady about it, and that's when I found out about his previous life. Last night was the first time I'd see Ethan Arthur Tiger  properly in a while (although he's been caught on our wildlife camera -- I'll pull some of the photos off) -- he's become extremely fat, he's got toys & a cat bed at the new house, but apparently he likes sleeping in the new neighbours' bed.

Apologies for such a long story, but having seen how Arthur has struggled for so long, not being able to take him in (he and our cats did not get along, nor could Gus's people take him in) but doing the best we could for him, and that he's come full circle to live with a pair of people who dote on him to bits...it made me happy. I hope it makes you happy.
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Post by: weekender on September 27, 2019, 11:33:10 PM
I hope it makes you happy.

It does, that was lovely.  Thank you for taking the time to post it.
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Post by: Attila on September 27, 2019, 11:42:08 PM
It does, that was lovely.  Thank you for taking the time to post it.

Cheers...when the new guy (Flavio) was chatting with me about all this last night, I just wanted to give him a huge hug, and I am not a huggy person. He had tons of photos of Arthur on his phone, and they just love him to bits.
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Post by: Cerys on September 28, 2019, 11:16:48 AM
I've gone a little moist around the eyes.  Thanks for posting, Attila.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on September 28, 2019, 11:55:36 AM
Went to the produce stand to get the last of the good peaches a few weeks ago.
Wife was harassing this furry bastard.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Pqf58cxz/20190928-065136.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: pigamus on September 28, 2019, 12:29:24 PM
That thing on the other page of Darth Vader failing to call a cat - aren't people who can't call cats hilarious? A man of my acquaintance will literally shout PISH PISH PISH PISH like an irate Scotsman. The cat just looks baffled.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on September 28, 2019, 12:40:26 PM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/adae3025aca46fb1fd7658108b0c767d/tumblr_mz9undUydC1t24k8wo1_400.gif)

Mate, come on. If I wanted to see this shite I'd get in a time machine and fuck off back to iFunny in 2010.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on September 28, 2019, 01:46:49 PM
Haven't posted in this thread since the last one or maybe one before that.

Here are ours:

Marvin

(https://i.imgur.com/dGlPB3c.jpg?1)

Otis

(https://i.imgur.com/ICsPIts.jpg?1)



Marvin is an Abyssinian and Otis is an Ocicat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on September 28, 2019, 02:33:54 PM
Incredible eyes and ears on Marvin, what a character!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on September 28, 2019, 02:39:32 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Pqf58cxz/20190928-065136.jpg)

Sickeningly cute.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on September 28, 2019, 02:42:08 PM
My missus has been buying European cat food that she apparently read on the internet is good quality. Y'know what European stuff is like: extremely ropey-looking packaging design, can which is about ten times more difficult to open than a normal one, etc. I dunno about the quality of the food as I've not eaten it, but by Christ their shits sting my eyes now.

Hopefully she'll no longer be able to get it once Brexit finally happens.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on September 28, 2019, 03:53:42 PM
I've gone a little moist around the eyes.  Thanks for posting, Attila.

Cheers -- talking to our neighbour who's taken such good care of him made me feel really good after a rough week.

Here's Ethan Arthur Tiger patrolling Mr Attila's garden, caught on the wildlife camera. He's never been so fat and fluffy before now.

(http://i.imgur.com/RGOjRRWl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/RGOjRRW)

(http://i.imgur.com/YGZcMfpl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/YGZcMfp)

Fabby cats all around on this page. The Darth Vader calling a cat one from the last page cracked me up something fierce last night.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on September 28, 2019, 03:54:45 PM
(http://37.media.tumblr.com/d2617616bf1648a413ce2ff5c1d41b0a/tumblr_n6cmki02uF1qewacoo1_500.png)

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/cbfed18bdb3ea4c2ff7574d11c1ebe44/tumblr_n6cmki02uF1qewacoo2_500.png)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/5144541b8bffb6a76da3583a41ccc4c1/tumblr_n6cmki02uF1qewacoo4_500.png)

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/cbfed18bdb3ea4c2ff7574d11c1ebe44/tumblr_n6cmki02uF1qewacoo2_500.png)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/95978adb1c107db4d8805c3b41b3cee8/tumblr_n6cmki02uF1qewacoo3_500.png)

(http://37.media.tumblr.com/8ae69a022b105d5eae4a25d2bcbc4020/tumblr_n6cmki02uF1qewacoo5_500.png)

(http://37.media.tumblr.com/2dfd15a39086799843e39d51647bc293/tumblr_n6cmki02uF1qewacoo7_500.gif)

worth quoting on this page, too.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on September 28, 2019, 04:03:23 PM
Incredible eyes and ears on Marvin, what a character!

Yeah he's unbelievably handsome and he knows it. Abys are amazing cats, incredibly devoted to their people, intensely loving and very intelligent. I'd recommend them to anyone who is thinking of getting a pedigree cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on September 28, 2019, 06:27:53 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/IyymbGN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zMYfVFb.png)

Not drawn owt in a while so this afternoon I drew this photo of Raymond and Cleo, as it's probably my favourite snap of them and I love them and they've been asleep on my bed all day as I drew it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on September 28, 2019, 06:39:37 PM
Are you allowed to pick up an adult cat by the scruff?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Flouncer on September 28, 2019, 06:42:30 PM
No. That's not an approved way to pick up a kitty.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on September 28, 2019, 06:43:46 PM
Didn't think so.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NJ Uncut on September 28, 2019, 07:56:33 PM
My sister has a new visitor, Freddy

(https://i.postimg.cc/X7hn8XDD/IMG-20190928-185756.jpg)

He was scared of me for three seconds, sniffed my hand, and then he was purring rubbing his little head around so I could scratch the parts he wanted

(https://i.postimg.cc/0QLLSJNp/IMG-20190928-190008.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NJ Uncut on September 28, 2019, 07:59:52 PM
Oh and when I'm walking to Big Oil at 6 in the morning I met this little angel, so small, first day just checked me out, now I turn up to Big Oil happy because I've spent ten minutes stroking a cat beforehand

(https://i.postimg.cc/SQg9m7J2/IMG-20190911-064001-1.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on September 29, 2019, 10:13:13 AM
Oh and when I'm walking to Big Oil at 6 in the morning I met this little angel, so small, first day just checked me out, now I turn up to Big Oil happy because I've spent ten minutes stroking a cat beforehand

(https://i.postimg.cc/SQg9m7J2/IMG-20190911-064001-1.jpg)



Since my cat died I've become the queen of stroking ramdon cats on the road/anywhere. I miss the daily feeling of petting soft fur or hearing a calming purr.
I also miss the bus and sometimes other minor appointments cause of this, but meh it's worth it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NJ Uncut on September 30, 2019, 07:34:26 AM

Since my cat died I've become the queen of stroking ramdon cats on the road/anywhere. I miss the daily feeling of petting soft fur or hearing a calming purr.
I also miss the bus and sometimes other minor appointments cause of this, but meh it's worth it.

Aww! Sorry for your loss, but it's good you too know the joy of meeting the locals. Don't ever feel bad for missing things due to meeting new friends, it's the square world's fault for having timetables that don't allow for stopping to stroke cats.

If it happens to me at work I will explain, honestly: Sorry I'm late I stopped to stroke a random cat on the street.

Instant dismissal or huge raise?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on September 30, 2019, 12:12:30 PM
Mate, come on. If I wanted to see this shite I'd get in a time machine and fuck off back to iFunny in 2010.
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/adae3025aca46fb1fd7658108b0c767d/tumblr_mz9undUydC1t24k8wo1_400.gif)

I just made up a pic of my Jacob Rees wearing a top hat (Yours is far better though).

https://imgur.com/a/b9gEXw8
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Gurke and Hare on October 09, 2019, 07:52:03 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/gLNh0sJ.jpg)

Spike, 2006-2019. Farewell, sweet prince.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on October 09, 2019, 08:12:19 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/gLNh0sJ.jpg)

Spike, 2006-2019. Farewell, sweet prince.

Aw bugger. Sorry to hear it. RIP Handsome Guy.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jittlebags on October 10, 2019, 01:04:58 AM
Next door's cat is a twat, or a bully my wife says. It's black, got long hair, and has a pink bone badge on it's collar. I also caught it scraping moss off my lawn to cover a big, greasy shit it did.

We've also got a young tortoiseshell cat coming into the garden, mainly to sit at the base of our bay tree eyeing the squabbling birds in the foliage. Last night it ventured up, with sparrows scuttling out in all directions. It spent a good hour up there.


Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on October 10, 2019, 08:38:14 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/e4aubj3.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: madhair60 on October 10, 2019, 11:22:32 AM
How do you call a cat though? :( I want to stroke a cat
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on October 10, 2019, 11:39:09 AM
My condolences Mr. Gurke and Hare. It's hard to overstate the effect these little furry psychopaths can have on our lives.

And the leaves that are green turn to brown
And they wither with the wind
And they crumble in your hand





Eddie was generally unimpressed with the plastic collar the vet tried to make him wear.
(https://i.imgur.com/5KNQn9X.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/McvYfY3.jpg?1)

Oscar was generally nonplussed by the situation.
(https://i.imgur.com/aOrVoIY.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on October 10, 2019, 11:43:59 AM
When our cat had to wear one of those she just started running full pelt in to the walls and whatnot in an attempt to dislodge it. It seemed like that was going to result in a more serious injury than just leaving her collarless and free to lick her stitches so I relented, soft touch that I am.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on October 10, 2019, 11:47:03 AM
When our cat had to wear one of those she just started fulling pelt in to the walls and whatnot in an attempt to dislodge it. It seemed like that was going to result in a more serious injury than just leaving her collarless and free to lick her stitches so I relented, soft touch that I am.

Yeah he was just walking backwards everywhere then trying to rip it off with his front paws. It didn't last long. £3.84 the vet charged me for it as well.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NJ Uncut on October 10, 2019, 12:37:07 PM
How do you call a cat though? :( I want to stroke a cat

I just stand still, crouch a bit and like, rub my fingers together and do that noise which is like swswswswsw

Might look absolutely stark radio rental to cunts who don't like stroking cats. Which is lucky, as that's the demographic exactly I don't want liking me!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on October 10, 2019, 03:33:22 PM
How do you call a cat though? :( I want to stroke a cat

I use the horn of Gondor myself.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on October 14, 2019, 06:59:57 PM
I ain't gay or nothing but I don't think there is a better feeling in the world than each day when Queenie flops on her back and invites me to give her a good old vigorous belly rub. My missus always looks on with envy because she never lets her do that to her. Gutted. I am the favourite! This is the one thing I have in my life!

However, do that sort of thing with my other cat? Pffff... No way. I'd have more chance of getting a blowjob off the Pope. Cunt scratches me so much I got concernedly asked by my supervisor if I'd been self-harming(!)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: grassbath on October 14, 2019, 07:05:39 PM
There's a superb three-legged ginger cat that lives just round the corner who sometimes comes flop-hopping out to see me when I'm walking to work of a morning. He loves stopping me in the middle of the pavement for a good scratch and a stroke and sometimes when I crouch down he jumps up and stands on my knees so I can get better access. A very friendly beast who I would quite like to steal. His missing leg just makes me love him more.

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on October 14, 2019, 07:09:59 PM
There's a superb three-legged ginger cat that lives just round the corner who sometimes comes flop-hopping out to see me when I'm walking to work of a morning. He loves stopping me in the middle of the pavement for a good scratch and a stroke and sometimes when I crouch down he jumps up and stands on my knees so I can get better access. A very friendly beast who I would quite like to steal. His missing leg just makes me love him more.

Aw. That's cute. Makes me tempted to have one of the legs of my male cat removed.

At the very least it'd mean one less paw to slice up my delicate flesh with.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: pigamus on October 16, 2019, 11:42:57 PM
Cats on sheep

https://twitter.com/41Strange/status/1184159449147068416
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on October 20, 2019, 02:35:09 PM
Aww! Sorry for your loss, but it's good you too know the joy of meeting the locals. Don't ever feel bad for missing things due to meeting new friends, it's the square world's fault for having timetables that don't allow for stopping to stroke cats.

If it happens to me at work I will explain, honestly: Sorry I'm late I stopped to stroke a random cat on the street.

Instant dismissal or huge raise?

Aww, thank you. And in my world it would be a huge raise ;)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Puce Moment on October 20, 2019, 05:14:10 PM
- My cat's got no eyes.

- How does it see?

- A mixture of smell, acoustics, touch and whiskers.

- OK.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48929716448_90b0a53e55_z.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on October 20, 2019, 10:51:57 PM
One of those Station Cats hard at work:

(https://i.postimg.cc/L8sNTd8h/hudd.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: kittens on October 22, 2019, 12:15:31 AM
landlord says my girlfriend and i can get a cat. what are the typical running costs (incl. setup)? seems most adoption places require you to own your house which is never happening in my lifetime, so i guess i'll have to take one from a friend. anyone got a spare cat that knows not piss and shit on my stuff
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on October 22, 2019, 01:29:01 AM
We never asked our landlord if we could get ours. They almost definitely aren't allowed. LOL
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Puce Moment on October 22, 2019, 07:00:21 PM
We often offer to pay a larger deposit, and reassure them that our cat is blind and litter-boxed trained and she doesn't scratch on stuff. They usually go with that.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Flouncer on October 24, 2019, 09:39:18 PM
A few pictures of my friend Frida.

Chilling out next to one of the plants of her catnip plantation
(https://i.imgur.com/HiaSpcM.jpg)

Giving me the eye between the runner beans and the peppers
(https://i.imgur.com/tLoVo7P.jpg)

Relaxing with me a couple of years ago (back in my beard days)
(https://i.imgur.com/hHb3U82.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jim Bob on October 24, 2019, 11:31:34 PM
Flouncer's fantastic fine feline friend, Frida.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on October 25, 2019, 01:14:29 AM
You missed 'furry' and 'four-footed'.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jim Bob on October 26, 2019, 07:18:34 PM
You missed 'furry' and 'four-footed'.

Fuck! Firmly foiled.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on October 26, 2019, 10:37:19 PM
Fool.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jim Bob on October 27, 2019, 12:39:13 AM
Fucking Fool.

Fixed.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on October 27, 2019, 12:40:38 AM
Fantastic!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on November 01, 2019, 11:18:14 AM
none shall pass! (https://youtu.be/1mf06IwdpVM) oh go on then
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NJ Uncut on November 08, 2019, 12:00:21 PM
Opened my door last night to go out to my driving lesson and on my doorstep was an adorable tiny black kitty. I'd say a kitten, except was able to be startled and run off to next door, so probably a bit older than kitten

But I was doing the Sss ss ssss noise that always works and beckoning thing with my fingers and s/he looked back and seemed interested. Had to go drive or would have just stayed there ages til I got to stroke the little angel

Hope I make friends with this kitty!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Twed on November 08, 2019, 05:34:04 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/EGXLiW6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UVT1HOb.jpg)

How can she slap
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on November 08, 2019, 08:02:42 PM
FLOOOOOF!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on November 09, 2019, 12:47:33 PM
Opened my door last night to go out to my driving lesson and on my doorstep was an adorable tiny black kitty. I'd say a kitten, except was able to be startled and run off to next door, so probably a bit older than kitten

But I was doing the Sss ss ssss noise that always works and beckoning thing with my fingers and s/he looked back and seemed interested. Had to go drive or would have just stayed there ages til I got to stroke the little angel

Hope I make friends with this kitty!

Aww, I would say good luck with the driving lessons, but you won't need it as you just had the luckiest of animals turn up on your doorstep :)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on November 09, 2019, 12:48:29 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/EGXLiW6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UVT1HOb.jpg)

How can she slap

Both your garden and pussycat are magnificent and vicariously so are you!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on November 09, 2019, 01:07:11 PM
Koko the gorilla with friend.

I remember seeing a doc on Koko. He'd broken a sink in his enclosure one day, by gettin' overexcited and pulling it off the wall. When his handler asked - Koko was/is a great sign-reader - how it had happened, he blamed the cat (which was just a ball of fluff at that point "Cat did it".
(He did have the decency to look a bit sheepish.

(https://3milliondogs.com/blog-assets-two/2015/10/2D705F2400000578-3273726-Now_a_family_According_to_information_provided_alongside_the_vid-a-19_1444907810552.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on November 09, 2019, 01:10:23 PM
Look'at these mad bastards.

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e3/b5/b9/e3b5b940b553e8c79a7c2836d8cebb4f--baby-orangutan-orangutans.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7c/Tonda_orangutan_with_TK.jpg/220px-Tonda_orangutan_with_TK.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on November 09, 2019, 01:17:40 PM
I bet the cat genuinely thought he could take Koko in a scrap as well. They're ace.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on November 09, 2019, 01:20:11 PM
One more. My ulcer's playing-up and I feel like shit but lookin' at orang utangs with cats/dogs is helpin'.

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/12ea84890025803885bea4f0e85305f9/tenor.gif?itemid=3534612)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on November 09, 2019, 01:25:21 PM
You have to get into the Orangutan Jungle School, it's ace.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on November 09, 2019, 01:30:45 PM
I was watching it earlier cheers. Fantastic.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Twed on November 09, 2019, 03:12:25 PM

Both your garden and pussycat are magnificent and vicariously so are you!
Thanks, it's my Mum's garden though so I am one level further removed from the magnificence
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on November 23, 2019, 07:53:33 AM
Fucking love my cat, like.
 
Up all night again, tossing and turning cause of tramadol. Came in to have a wee cup of tea and see him before I try again. He's great, just makes my day. He's such a sweet wee guy too, no temper or anything, he's just a dote.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on November 27, 2019, 06:50:13 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ELpkVpZ.jpg)
(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/3d/4d/34/3d4d340366ddfcf4f2ba219bd86b964c--the-krays-david-bailey.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on November 27, 2019, 06:51:53 PM
Which one is evil?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on November 27, 2019, 06:52:56 PM
Which one is evil?

They both love their mum.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jittlebags on November 28, 2019, 12:24:47 AM
We've got a new cat next door. Tried making friends with it, but it's not interested. What it is interested in doing is shitting on my lawn and covering it up with moss or leaves so I get a good shoe full of shit when I'm clearing litter, that I then inadvertently apply to the carpets when I get back in the house. And the cunt has a pink bone badge on it's collar. What's wrong with a fish collar?

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on November 28, 2019, 03:14:54 AM
Yadi and Sophie, obviously very uncomfortable.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49135446311_7c9717c552.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49135642792_c491b853b5.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on November 28, 2019, 03:49:03 AM
Apologies, this is not a happy post, please feel free to skip.

I had to pick up a neighbours cat recently. Hit by a car, died quickly, rigor mortis, the lot. She was bloody gorgeous,  a young tortie and white slim firecracker full of mischief. She was the spitting image of an old cat of my dads, but half the weight so we nicknamed her Skinny Bumble in her honour. Trouble is we didnt know which neighbour she resided with, she just spent a lot of time round ours being cheeky. I knocked on a few doors but had to put her respectfully on a corner and hope the news got home. She'd gone three hours later so the news did reach home. Which is terrible for them but better than not knowing.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on November 28, 2019, 03:56:00 AM
Fucking love my cat, like.
 
Up all night again, tossing and turning cause of tramadol. Came in to have a wee cup of tea and see him before I try again. He's great, just makes my day. He's such a sweet wee guy too, no temper or anything, he's just a dote.

Does he not kip with you? Or not kip as the case may be at the moment.

Ours is a great bed companion, he really snuggles in when the weather turns colder. If I lie on my back to read he stretches right out on my front with his front paws right up towrds my chin, and then when its lights out he'll find a crook to get comfy in.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on November 29, 2019, 11:12:33 PM
Cat figurine:
(https://i.imgur.com/a1LMKl1.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on November 29, 2019, 11:15:32 PM
Something or someone just off-camera has clearly been added to the list.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on November 29, 2019, 11:17:46 PM
Yadi and Sophie, obviously very uncomfortable.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49135446311_7c9717c552.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49135642792_c491b853b5.jpg)

Both of them rocking the open leg sleep as well.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jim Bob on November 30, 2019, 01:37:55 AM
Cat figurine:
(https://i.imgur.com/a1LMKl1.jpg)

D’aww.  I can well imagine Indiana Jones weighing up a bag of sand to swipe that kitty.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on December 02, 2019, 05:53:03 PM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/0f1d40aae845f8e959c839653ba5ae7d/tumblr_nf62gqLyre1t1imo0o1_400.gif)

am easily amused...
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on December 02, 2019, 05:54:09 PM
Me too :) :) :)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on January 08, 2020, 03:43:35 AM
I have just been alerted to the plight of a large spider that had fallen in one of the cat water bowls.  Kudos to Spoony for not simply slurping up the hapless arachnid like some bizarre Hallowe'en game.  Instead he stood by the bowl, hopping from foot to foot in much the same way as might a grandfather with a bladder emergency upon finding an unexpected item in the bogging area.  I rescued the moist spider, and Spoony buggered off to find more things of scuttling interest.  And there was much rejoicing.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on January 08, 2020, 05:16:12 AM
Thats a great spider rescue. I found a little frog doing widths of our cat's water bowl once. It sounds like such utter bullshit every time I mention it that I have started to doubt myself, but it did happen.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on January 08, 2020, 08:04:25 AM
I'm a bit jealous now.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on January 08, 2020, 10:14:09 AM
Don't be: you'll notice he doesn't say he rescued the frog (like you did with your spider), just that he saw it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on January 09, 2020, 12:51:25 AM
I am now doomed to sleepless nights of wondering what happened to the tiny frog.  I hope you're happy.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on January 09, 2020, 01:09:15 AM
Sleep easy, I picked it up with wet hands and released it into the wild. I cant promise it lived hoppily ever after but I like to think it did.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on January 09, 2020, 01:12:15 AM
My hero of sleep!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on January 20, 2020, 04:57:17 PM
I've got cats at last, Stella and Ivan.

      (https://i.imgur.com/ZR4fUos.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/BsZ8W2d.jpg)

They came to the cat shelter as a young pair of chums, so we kept them as a pair. Even though they're mates they have noticeably different personalities.

Ivan is ridiclously athletic. He's svelte but surprisingly heavy. He's not a lap-cat but likes to lie adjacent to you, leaning against your thigh or similar. He's the only cat I've ever known who plays fetch. That's right, you throw his ball, he goes after it, picks it up in his mouth and brings it back to you.

When you've eaten something he does this hilariously exaggerated 'sniffing the air' action to identify it. I swear one day he'll do it so hard the coffee table will start moving towards him.

Stella is younger, she is very much a lap-cat. She will sit on anything as long as it's you. She got a bit over-excited watching a YT vid of birds on a birdtable, pounced and pushed the monitor over. She is our last line of defence against the red menace of the laser pen.

We've only had them a month but it's scary how quickly you get totally attached to the little buggers.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on January 20, 2020, 04:59:33 PM
They are beautiful. They remind me of the cats I left behind in England with my parents. Ivan is just like my brave little girl BC, who loved people but also thought she could take on big dogs. RIP.  She was so strong.

Stella is not visually similar but reminds me of Bandit, who was a big fluffy fat oafish ball.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Norton Canes on January 20, 2020, 04:59:38 PM
86 today (not the cats)


(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a9/4a/67/a94a67bc69f83734efdfc12471fbfd7f.png)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Alberon on January 20, 2020, 05:03:52 PM
He always did get all the pussy he could ever want.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Bobtoo on January 20, 2020, 05:14:04 PM
He's the only cat I've ever known who plays fetch. That's right, you throw his ball, he goes after it, picks it up in his mouth and brings it back to you.



We used to have a cat who played fetch. He was enormous, one of the biggest cats I've ever seen. There was an Alien Black Cat sighting in a field near our house, and I'm pretty sure it was our cat they saw.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on January 20, 2020, 05:14:20 PM
Mine is still a vomitus faecal making machine. Just constantky at the moment. He's also the greediest stroke cunt going, he will climb on you and get right in your face if you stop stroking him for more than .1 of a millisecond.

Cunts, the lot of them.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on January 20, 2020, 05:26:42 PM
Does he not kip with you? Or not kip as the case may be at the moment.

Ours is a great bed companion, he really snuggles in when the weather turns colder. If I lie on my back to read he stretches right out on my front with his front paws right up towrds my chin, and then when its lights out he'll find a crook to get comfy in.

Sorry, I missed this at the time. Yeah, in warmer times he'll usually sleep at the bottom of the bed, or right up beside me if I pat there. But I only have a wee heater in the living room, and it's mainly for his benefit, so in the winter he will tend to stay near it, or curl up right beside it.

Not always though, he'll still sometimes brave the cold bedroom, and was just lying in there a while ago while he waited for me to come out of the bath.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on January 20, 2020, 05:31:54 PM
Letting the kittens sleep in our bedroom sounds lovely but inevitably after a couple of hours they start climbing over our faces and running around. Maybe when they get older and calm down.

One of mine plays fetch too. For instance earlier as soon as I walked through the front door he woke up, disappeared for a moment, emerged with a discount voucher from a pizza restaurant in his mouth and then dropped it right in front of me and looked up with expectant and very puppy-like eyes. I was like, "Sigh. I guess either we're having reduced pizza tonight or it's time for half an hour of fetch."
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Gurke and Hare on January 20, 2020, 07:46:35 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/qKrX4Hm.jpg)

She looks a bit grizzled these days.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on January 20, 2020, 07:51:51 PM
Letting the kittens sleep in our bedroom sounds lovely but inevitably after a couple of hours they start climbing over our faces and running around. Maybe when they get older and calm down.

Good luck. Mine still do that and they're 12.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on January 20, 2020, 07:53:36 PM
Does anyone's else's cat keep forgetting to put their tongue back in? He's about 11 now and often has his tongue dangling out. I need to touch it for him to slurp it back in.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Kelvin on January 20, 2020, 07:58:06 PM
My Mum and Dad had to put their 18 year old cat, Tess, to sleep last week. She'd been ill for months, and by Christmas is was obvious it was the last time I'd see her.

I've never been a cat person, or even a pet person, but like a parent who thinks their newborn baby is actually cute, I did grow very fond of Tess. I used to find it hilarious when she'd just saunter in, casually walk around knocking loads of shit over, paperwork, knick knacks, everything, then take a good, long look at my mum yelling abuse at her, and just saunter out again. Tess didn't give a shit. "Little thug", my mum used to call her.

She also (apparently) used to go crazy when she heard my voice on loud speaker, which she never did for anyone else - which is odd, because I never really petted her, or played with her, we always just had a healthy respect from afar.

Anyway, here's my favourite picture of her, taken a year or two ago. It was too hard to make out when I tried to use it as an avatar on here, but the bigger version's pretty great:   

(https://i.ibb.co/PWnG87f/38001542-1626130744181061-5366847333281562624-n.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Kelvin on January 20, 2020, 07:59:28 PM
I mean, c'mon! That picture is amazing.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on January 20, 2020, 08:01:44 PM
Its photoshop material, that.

Can someone photoshop that cat:

Sat on a throne of bones.
Strapped into a rollercoaster.
Parachuting into France with the airbourne.
Sliding on a slip n slide.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on January 20, 2020, 08:04:37 PM
That picture is superb.

RIP Tess.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on January 20, 2020, 08:05:41 PM
Stella is not visually similar but reminds me of Bandit, who wasis a big fluffy fat oafish ball.

I don't know if I posted it previously, but

(https://i.imgur.com/4A7yQHp.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on January 20, 2020, 08:29:22 PM
Sorry for your loss Kelvin, she does look like a real character.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Kelvin on January 20, 2020, 09:08:16 PM
Its photoshop material, that.

Can someone photoshop that cat:

Sat on a throne of bones.
Strapped into a rollercoaster.
Parachuting into France with the airbourne.
Sliding on a slip n slide.

(https://i.ibb.co/3CycbBP/Tess1.png)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on January 20, 2020, 09:08:55 PM
Anyway, here's my favourite picture of her, taken a year or two ago. It was too hard to make out when I tried to use it as an avatar on here, but the bigger version's pretty great:

Gave her a bit of a tweak:

      (https://i.imgur.com/4sSfSvb.jpg)

'Ah, The Cook Report, my favourite.'
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on January 20, 2020, 09:09:03 PM
Emperor Purrrpatine.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Alberon on January 20, 2020, 09:23:05 PM
Does anyone's else's cat keep forgetting to put their tongue back in? He's about 11 now and often has his tongue dangling out. I need to touch it for him to slurp it back in.

Our two might leave theirs out for ages if you do something they regard as surprising while they’re washing themselves.

They got a present of two ping pong balls at Christmas which might not sound like much but they think it’s the best present ever. They keep going ballistic chasing the balls around the room before inevitably losing them under the sofa.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on January 20, 2020, 10:07:35 PM
Its photoshop material, that.

Can someone photoshop that cat:

Sat on a throne of bones.
Strapped into a rollercoaster.
Parachuting into France with the airbourne.
Sliding on a slip n slide.


Yes.

(https://i.imgur.com/GzAxXKd.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/fXRSd6y.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/WQ3SVNr.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/5Adg9Ez.png)



RIP Tess. 18 is a good age.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on January 20, 2020, 10:10:39 PM
Ha ha! Lovely work, Al!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on January 20, 2020, 10:27:54 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/PWnG87f/38001542-1626130744181061-5366847333281562624-n.jpg)

That is one beautiful pusscat, RIP :(
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Kelvin on January 20, 2020, 10:41:52 PM
Brilliant, Al. Gonna send them to my mum and dad.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on January 21, 2020, 09:43:57 AM
I had to work down in Rome this weekend, which means I took roughly 1100 photos: maybe 1/2 dozen of the looming-over-museums hoardings of Picard, a handful of reference photos for the actual work I did, and the remaining 1,000 of the various cats hanging out and playing on the ruins.


Numbers may be exaggerated for comedy purposes, as I really only have 1 or 2 of the Picard ones.



Of the three cats we adopted together last summer, Tiny, the fluffy black one, not only like to whop ping-pong balls back at you when you throw them to her, but likes to catch them. She's the only cat we've had who likes these smallish foam balls as they're easier for her to get her claws into whilst catching.  The ancient and venerable Mr Kitty, who died at age around 21 or 22, liked to whack ping-pong balls back at you, too, but Tiny takes it to the next level with catching them and then waving them about in ecstasy.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on January 21, 2020, 04:49:34 PM
And yet....you post no pictures of said cats....




Why?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on January 21, 2020, 08:22:36 PM
Apologies -- I was in transit.

This is Tiny, who likes to catch the foam balls. This is from shortly after we got her. She now has a lush, full coat of fur, but when we got her, she only had fur on her head and back of her neck (had pulled the rest out from stress and trauma in her previous home)

(http://i.imgur.com/E23hS08l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/E23hS08)

This is the current Mr Kitty, who is the oldest of the three, sat next to Tiny

(http://i.imgur.com/3u5zHaAl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/3u5zHaA)


This is Psusan (the p is silent) who lives on the windowsill mostly

(http://i.imgur.com/pnRE8Hbl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/pnRE8Hb)



Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Bobtoo on January 21, 2020, 09:55:01 PM
Psusan has a black and pink nose like Belle's

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49421489627_5488e7e878_c.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on January 21, 2020, 09:56:37 PM
This is the current Mr Kitty, who is the oldest of the three, sat next to Tiny

(http://i.imgur.com/3u5zHaAl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/3u5zHaA)

He looks like the absolute don. The withering stare of a cat who's seen it all. No wonder you use the honorific title.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on January 21, 2020, 10:09:59 PM
Psusan has a black and pink nose like Belle's

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49421489627_5488e7e878_c.jpg)

Hello there cute little buddy! Wanna bump heads?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on January 21, 2020, 10:32:59 PM
Tiny looks like she's seen it all, came back from 'Nam with that blank stare, looking into the void.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on January 22, 2020, 05:00:38 AM
No time to do it this morning, I'm afraid, but I have more recent photos of the crew that may entertain and delight. Plus a few more bonus Roman cats.

Meanwhile, been catching up with this thread myself, and the wonderful cats here make me happy.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on January 22, 2020, 05:04:41 AM
If you want to walk around a town literally filled with cute stray kittens and cats, go to Essaouira in Morocco. It's mental.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on January 22, 2020, 05:23:27 AM
What the heck -- uploading these took less time than I thought.

Some of Tiny from this autumn:

She fucking loves this toy -- all of the other cats have spurned or ignored it over the years, but Tiny will sit with it and on it, and groom it

(http://i.imgur.com/Yd7Z84Nl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Yd7Z84N)

(http://i.imgur.com/WS3PGfVl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/WS3PGfV)

(http://i.imgur.com/zeJ5xd8l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/zeJ5xd8)

Mr Kitty (who is more of a derp than a don, trust me)

(http://i.imgur.com/lLY0CLgl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/lLY0CLg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oMGWQgll.jpg) (https://imgur.com/oMGWQgl) (fish-eyed lens)

Psusan

(http://i.imgur.com/Gedbc4bl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Gedbc4b)

Roman cats:

This cat joined us on the tour of the Domus Aurea:

(http://i.imgur.com/n0XwoDUl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/n0XwoDU)

Cats from the Torre Argentina (there's a big sanctuary for cats there, plus on sunny days like this past Sunday, they lie all over the ruins)

(http://i.imgur.com/EQYPogEl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/EQYPogE)

(http://i.imgur.com/8Jvvduml.jpg) (https://imgur.com/8Jvvdum)

(http://i.imgur.com/9dPk1n5l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/9dPk1n5)

(http://i.imgur.com/7qYIp7Ql.jpg) (https://imgur.com/7qYIp7Q)

From inside the 'nursery' where the older and illl cats are looked after:

(http://i.imgur.com/DZBg4Ghl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/DZBg4Gh)

(http://i.imgur.com/Vo9QBMLl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Vo9QBML)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on January 22, 2020, 05:30:32 AM
A cracking bunch of photos!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on January 22, 2020, 09:25:35 PM
Cheers, Neil. I hope you and your kitty are doing well <3
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on January 22, 2020, 09:38:18 PM
How old is Jelly now by the way?

Wanna know if he can come out drinking
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Gurke and Hare on January 22, 2020, 11:15:33 PM
Torre Argentina is great.

The cat boat in Amsterdam is a nice shelter to visit.

(https://i.imgur.com/bOjoHyr.jpg)

What other ones are there?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on January 22, 2020, 11:26:17 PM
Hey wouldn’t it be HILARIOUS if someone said they wanted one of those signs for themselves?  Oh hahaha!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on January 22, 2020, 11:31:33 PM
DON'T TOUCH ME

THERE WAS AN INCIDENT
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on January 22, 2020, 11:52:58 PM
Cheers, Neil. I hope you and your kitty are doing well <3

Thanks a lot! You too :-D

How old is Jelly now by the way?

Wanna know if he can come out drinking

I got him in February 2008, so he's 12 and a half now; best stick to alcopops.

Knowing that my memory is a complete and utter shocker, my sis did a typically thoughtful and ace thing, and made me a photo book back then called "The Chronicles of Mr Jelly." It's got the exact date I got him, our first night together, our first Xmas etc. Lovely little thing to refer back to, and it's got a picture of her cat Maggie on the back of it. Maggie has sadly passed, but looking after her while my sis was working in South Africa was what turned me into a cat person.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on January 23, 2020, 12:08:56 AM
My Paddy did a human sized vomit last night. Needed half a fucking toilet roll to clean up.

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on January 23, 2020, 12:10:09 AM
Are any of these cats jellicle?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on January 23, 2020, 12:12:27 AM
My Paddy did a human sized vomit last night. Needed half a fucking toilet roll to clean up.



Legend Paddy

I was removing one of Clive's dumps from the litter tray earlier and when I was walking to the loo to flush it away the little cunt suddenly jumped up and grabbed the scoop, sending it flying. Why, why, why would he do that?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on January 23, 2020, 05:09:26 AM
Are any of these cats jellicle?

Psusan is definitely a grumbie cat. (And I state for the record that I've known and loved the poems long before the musical, ta).

Neat about the houseboat sanctuary!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on January 25, 2020, 01:56:18 AM
I would love to live on a houseboat in Amsterdam and open it up to homeless Dutch moggies. They could just pop in any time for a snooze or some grub or a bit of a lap-sit. Magic.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on January 25, 2020, 12:11:11 PM
Hello mumsnet. My partner and I have just moved into a new place (I know! Congrats to us! Prosecco o'clock!) and we've been here a week.

I know the suggested amount of time to keep your cats in a new home before letting them outside is two weeks, but Raymond is going fucking spare. Cleo isn't arsed, as she's the runt of her litter and would likely happily spend the rest of her life asleep on my lap if she could, but Ray is a lean killing machine, and the birds are starting every day screaming their heads off looking for a new mate for the spring, and he seriously wants to get out amongst it. He's getting really stir crazy, having "mad half hours" several times a day, taking his frustration out by chasing Cleo about, bombing up and down the hallway like a mad cunt.

They both seem pretty settled and accustomed to the home after a week, they stopped being nervous or anxious after a day or two, and I think I know them well enough to ascertain that they're happy. Reckon it's alright if we start letting them out soon?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on January 25, 2020, 12:17:19 PM
I always thought it was six weeks you were supposed to keep them in.  I appreciate that this is probably not something that you want to hear, though.  And it may be wrong anyway.

Regardless, try to keep them in for a bit longer.  You'll feel like shit if you rush things and lose a moggy as a result.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on January 25, 2020, 12:21:44 PM
Yeah...two weeks is the recommended length, but it really does depend on the cat. If he's not prone to wandering off for days on end, you'll probably be alright with a week. Last time I moved house, one of my cats immediately jumped out of a first floor window in his desperation to go exploring and he was back meowing at the back door 20 minutes later.

Don't blame me if he fucks off though.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on January 25, 2020, 12:38:02 PM
Don't blame me if he fucks off though.

TOO LATE.

Nah, he is a right explorer. When I call them in of a night for dinner sometimes he takes about 15-20 minutes to turn up. And sometimes he doesn't come running, he comes casually strolling in taking his sweet bastard time whilst I freeze at the back door. He can be affectionate and he clearly loves me a great deal, but he has a strong independence when he's outdoors. I think I will wait the extra week.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: chveik on January 25, 2020, 03:29:00 PM
it depends if you can live with the death of those birds on your conscience.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on January 25, 2020, 06:39:24 PM
The house next door has several feeders up outside their back door. They're practically hanging over our door as well, and he sits on the worktop glaring out at them every morning. The neighbours are going to have to deal with the fact that those birds are very quickly going to stop coming here for a feed. It's a shame in one respect but I don't really give a fuck because I care more about my cats.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: monkfromhavana on January 30, 2020, 03:03:12 PM
Hello,

We adopted a rescue cat in December, a 2-year old tabby who we have renamed "Alan" as a tribute to Scottish snooker player Alan "Angles" McManus[1].

Can I ask you cat people how you deal with over-grooming? Since we've had him, Alan has licked one of his hind legs free of fur. The vet suggest hypo-allegenic food, which he has been on for a month, but things are not better. He doesn't seem at all stressed, plenty of toys, hidey places, cat trees etc and we play with him a lot when we're at home. We've kept him inside as per the instructions when you adopt a new cat, and my partner wants him to be an indoor cat due to her being vaguely hysterical about the dangers of the outside world.

Any ideas? I'll post some pics imminently of lovely, lovely Alan.
 1. Not really, though we have called him Alan
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on January 30, 2020, 03:05:11 PM
Catnip.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: monkfromhavana on January 30, 2020, 03:15:45 PM
Catnip.

Got that, we perhaps should give him some more in his food
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Gurke and Hare on January 30, 2020, 07:52:17 PM
Did the rescue people mention a grooming issue? If not, it seems like the change of environment might have affected him. I've had friends say that Feliway os good, so maybe that's worth a try?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on January 30, 2020, 08:25:09 PM
10 posts on a new page and no pics? Sort it out ffs.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on January 30, 2020, 08:53:18 PM
10 posts on a new page and no pics? Sort it out ffs.

A bit more Raymond and Cleo, then:

(https://i.imgur.com/v0Dh3p9.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/AMoYcF4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0ys7e4q.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/HOYGMTj.jpg)

I've said it in here before but I can't fuckin stress just how enormous Ray is.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on January 30, 2020, 09:10:31 PM

(https://i.imgur.com/0ys7e4q.jpg)

Tremendous example of cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on January 30, 2020, 09:18:03 PM
Why are everyone's cats gorgeous and mine is an ugly old cunt?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Bobtoo on January 30, 2020, 09:23:01 PM
Sebastian trying to steal Belle's food, even though he has some of the same food in his own dish. Belle seems to have more ginger patches every time I look, is it possible for a cat's markings to change?

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49465943762_b76c95bd8b_b.jpg)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on January 30, 2020, 10:40:45 PM
This is more like it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on January 30, 2020, 10:54:40 PM
Why are everyone's cats gorgeous and mine is an ugly old cunt?

All animals are beautiful.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on January 31, 2020, 06:52:50 AM
Sebastian trying to steal Belle's food, even though he has some of the same food in his own dish. Belle seems to have more ginger patches every time I look, is it possible for a cat's markings to change?


In my experience,  yep. Especially for becoming more ginger, sometimes just over summer, sometimes for ever. Just one of them things I guess (ie I dont know why- please dont ask).
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on January 31, 2020, 07:01:17 AM
Has there been a Tesco cat in the news recently?

We've got a Co-Op cat called Dele Alli. Looks the spit of the Tesco bothering one and is one of my favourite cats in a long life of decent cats. Proper cheeky little smart lad he is and just loves wandering into the shop and sitting on the self service and having a right sociable time.

He's not very popular with the staff. They've even put signs up. Not much use as he can't read can he?

I went in at the weekend and theyd plugged in a Sonic Deterrent in the entrance. Told Mrs Freeze about the escalation in the Dele Alli war. She wemt in yesterday and said he was practically sat on it, generally not being arsed about it.

More Dele Alli news as it happens.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on January 31, 2020, 07:45:04 AM
There was  some sort of news story being filmed at Woking on Tuesday; one of the station managers was on the platform holding an enormous white cat. He was talking to a woman with a microphone, with a soundman and cameraman stood nearby.

Does Woking station have an enormous white cat?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jim Bob on January 31, 2020, 10:31:08 AM
All animals are beautiful.

(https://i.imgur.com/oLLeAS2.jpg?2)

Would.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on February 01, 2020, 01:20:17 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/oLLeAS2.jpg?2)

Would.

I  browsed a thread somewhere where this (or a similar blobfish) was presented as what Michael Flateley might eventually look like, if he didn't stop removing his ribs, vertebrae etc, chasing the perfect self-gobble.

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/11/03/12/3A04C04600000578-0-image-a-150_1478174418625.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on February 02, 2020, 03:35:28 PM
Nicked from facebook:

(https://i.postimg.cc/5NgnSzC2/cat3.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Buelligan on February 02, 2020, 06:21:30 PM
I just wanted to report something.  As you may remember, I feed many stray cats, feral cats, I am extremely fond of them but I never pet them or get close to them because I know they need to stay wily and not start trusting the humans. 

One of my total beloveds of this gang or swarm is Mooney.  She is the most incredibly black and white striped cat, like a zebra tabby but silvery instead of white, she has pale blue eyes, one, I think is blind because it has a very large pupil that never changes and she has a strange little twisted ear on that side too, so I imagine she was hurt once.  She has a very high chirruping voice like a little bird.  Anyway, she's beautiful.  Possibly the most beautiful cat I have ever known and I've known her since she was old enough to totter about.

She disappeared about four months ago and I was desolate.  And I worried like fuck about her, tried not to think of her, it was bad.  Today, I worked a motherfucker of a shift with no breaks or food and I was broken and feeling a bit shit after the old Brexit and so on.  Came home just now and who was on my fucking doorstep.  I could not believe it.  She did one of her little whistling calls when she saw me.  I have fed her and she's buggered off again, best thing that's happened to me in a while.  Thought I'd share.  SHE'S ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!  I nearly cried.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on February 02, 2020, 08:57:09 PM
I'm glad your kitty friend popped by to see you, Bulligan :) What a good feeling you must have had.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on February 02, 2020, 09:07:30 PM
Chinese takeaway gave us free chicken strip things. Dont eat meat so treated the cat.

Fucking hell like a pig in shit. Wolfed it at the speed of light  def gonna vom and squit tonight. Good on him.

Also, yay for the return of zebra cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Buelligan on February 02, 2020, 09:46:51 PM
Lovely.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on February 02, 2020, 10:08:44 PM
Yeah no seriously dont let your old cat get a chip off your plate and have a bit of chicken.

Fuck me.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on February 02, 2020, 10:35:03 PM

Nicked from facebook:

(https://i.postimg.cc/5NgnSzC2/cat3.jpg)


Not totally sure that cat is even standing unaided. Someone's propped him up near a dead chicken.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Flouncer on February 07, 2020, 03:09:17 PM
Fridacat, my best mate in the whole world, is on her last legs.

(https://i.imgur.com/wFywsfv.jpg)

Since December she's been struggling to eat. It turned out that her kidneys are fucked; she had been refusing anything other than chicken for a while. She usually eats wet food and has some chicken as a reward, but it got to the point where she'd totally refuse any other food and eat nothing at all for ages, holding out for the chicken. On the vet's advice I tried everything I could think of; tuna, bacon rind, a cat food specifically for cats with bad kidneys, a soup type food... No luck, outside of a few small victories. She's lost a shit-ton of weight.

A couple of months down the line, she's started making this strange, awful row - periodically she wanders into an empty room, and repeatedly does this strange, sad miaow. If you leave her to keep doing it, the miaow becomes really anguished and desperate; it's incredibly distressing. I took her in to the vets at the start of the week, and was told that this is a sign that she's going senile. The vet called it 'raucous cry' which I thought was a brilliant turn of phrase. It's really odd: if I go up to her while she's doing it, she snaps out of it and comes back to reality. When it happens I go and pick her up and give her a cuddle. Sometimes it's really bad though. A couple of nights this week, she's been waking me up in the night doing it. Every half an hour or so, she gets off the bed, goes downstairs or into the bathroom, and starts making this terribly sad noise. There's not much I can do besides snap her out of it and try to comfort her. The vet says we're rapidly approaching a point where I'm going to have to make a hard decision.

Over the last few years I've been through some terrible shit with my mental health. Frida has always been there for me and has been a source of great comfort. Proper emotional support kitty. In the last six months I've been having physical symptoms which doctors have been unable to satisfactorily explain, despite my considerable efforts to get them to do so. I've come to a point now where everything in my life seems to be going to shit; I feel awful all the fucking time, I'm not able to get any music done or even make much impact on small personal goals. I'm increasingly isolated and struggling to get out of the house because of my health. My relationship of four years came to an end. Now my best mate (my oldest pal and matey - oooooooold skip) is falling apart and there's not really anything I can do to help her. I just feel like my entire life is circling the plughole and anything that was good or worthwhile is behind me. What a fucking load of old shit, eh?
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Post by: imitationleather on February 07, 2020, 03:13:34 PM
I'm very sorry to hear this dude.

She is one beautiful cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on February 07, 2020, 05:07:47 PM
Fridacat, my best mate in the whole world, is on her last legs. (...)

I'm sorry to hear all that Flouncer, you're a swell guy and you put so much interesting effort into your TV streams, and you have great taste in music too. You don't deserve such turmoil and nor does your lovely supportive cat. Chin up pal.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on February 07, 2020, 05:12:03 PM
As I watch one of mine once again running through the living room with the toilet brush in his mouth I do find myself idly Googling cat life expectancy.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on February 07, 2020, 05:13:26 PM
Yeah mine is going a bit barmy but that's the way it goes, pretty crap.

Hope the last however long you have with the kitty is great.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on February 07, 2020, 05:22:33 PM
Fridacat, my best mate in the whole world, is on her last legs.

(https://i.imgur.com/wFywsfv.jpg)

I'm so sorry to hear this, Flouncer.  She's a beautiful puss.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on February 07, 2020, 05:26:48 PM
As with everyone above, I really feel for you and Frida. She is gorgeous. Has she been with you from being a kitten?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: chveik on February 07, 2020, 05:34:16 PM
fuck, I'm really sorry to hear that Flouncer
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on February 07, 2020, 05:39:47 PM
You have my sympathies, dude. That is awful and I'm sorry. Loads of love from me to you xxx
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on February 07, 2020, 05:53:31 PM
Sorry to hear that, Flouncer.

We got Littleone when she was 8 - she was a retired breeder / showcat who still has her amazing web 1.0 site up from her previous owners:

https://sites.google.com/site/karcasamsingapuras/history/home

The below picture is from just after we got her - underneath that blanket is a radiator, her favourite spot in the house.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49501725808_19a33d31f5.jpg)

Well, she's 16 now, and had to have all her teeth removed about 2 months ago. She's happy enough, still behaving like always, still eating, but she's just not putting any weight on and is getting seriously skinny. She's got a vet's appointment on Monday and I'm not expecting good news. There are few things in the world I love more than Littleone so I'm getting ready for some tough times.

But to not leave things on a bad note, I also volunteer at this cat rescue place, and they do wonderful work. Support your local places, if at all possible, etc.

https://www.tenthlifecats.org/
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on February 07, 2020, 05:55:48 PM
Aye, it's very sad Flouncer. I'll miss my wee Madam something terrible when she pops off. She's not just my best pal, she's my muse and leading lady too.

Here's an outline of a funny vid where I teach my Facebook fans how their furballs can do The Manc Walk. I say "funny", but the only funny thing about it will be her refusal to co-operate.

TEACHING YOUR CAT TO WALK LIKE IAN BROWN/LIAM GALLACHER.


You will need a cat (the uglier the better; I'm using office moggy Cilla).... (Though it isn't really about "looks", it's about attitude and power)
(https://i.imgur.com/EivMUkJ.jpg)
You'll also need a gas cooker; it should be moderately soiled and shitty.

(https://i.imgur.com/z1hd265.jpg)

Set the oven to a very low peep (As low as 1 will suffice).

The oven will heat the enamel hob to just the right temperature for your cat's feet to tolerate. Test the temp of the hob by dropping a rasher of bacon on it: if it sizzles it's too hot.

(https://i.imgur.com/2haQ0np.jpg)


Put "Doing The Manc-Skank Walk (Oi!)" on.
[Downloadable for free at Soundcloud]

(https://i.imgur.com/undefined.jpg)


When you have the temp correct, encourage your cat to walk across the hob by tempting her with some spice or weed or similar.

Your cat should now walk like Ian Brown, as she crosses the hob.

(https://i.imgur.com/IW8bAkj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xWaHZo1.jpg)



In the video (Coming soon) you will see that Cilla carefully places her paws on the hob (knowing from experience how hot it can get.) Additionally she is only able to take stiff little baby steps to ensure she steps between the bits of the cast-iron pot-holders. (Make sure all the cast-iron bits are cold.)

You'll see (if you try it for yourself) how the short, jerky, stiff, steps, produce an amazing impression of the Brown/Gallacher skanky-Manc walk.

Any questions?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on February 16, 2020, 03:36:05 PM
What involuntary noise does your cat make when it sees a bird out of the window?

I know some do and some don't, it's always funny when they do though. One of mine makes a squeaky clicking noise with vibrating whiskers, it's like a cross between the pulse dialling noise and a little squeaky wheel on a trolley.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on February 16, 2020, 03:41:08 PM
I think mine is on the way out now, just seems to be devoid of life and acting in a very odd, unresponsive way except for food. Any time you enter the kitchen he's on you like a greyhound and perks up. Anything else though and he's just off. Is 14 old for a cat or does he have more years left? Also drinking MUCH more water, worried for him.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on February 16, 2020, 04:02:05 PM
I think mine is on the way out now, just seems to be devoid of life and acting in a very odd, unresponsive way except for food. Any time you enter the kitchen he's on you like a greyhound and perks up. Anything else though and he's just off. Is 14 old for a cat or does he have more years left? Also drinking MUCH more water, worried for him.
My little cat, who I mentioned a few posts ago, is 16. But 14 is definitely old:

https://www.purina.co.uk/cats/key-life-stages/ageing/cats-age-in-human-years

Best of luck, anyway. Hope you get more time with him.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: olliebean on February 16, 2020, 06:45:15 PM
IME, it's generally when they're off their food that you need to start worrying about them.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Bobtoo on February 16, 2020, 06:56:31 PM
I'd get him to the vet. It sounds like his kidneys aren't what the were and it might not be too late to retrieve the situation. Changing to food designed for cats with rubbish kidneys, which is most older cats as far as I can tell, might be all that's required.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on February 19, 2020, 09:52:39 AM
Cat makes friends with lynx (https://www.boredpanda.com/zoo-lynx-homeless-cat-inseparable-friends/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=BPFacebook&fbclid=IwAR2qd5Uyl09EBfjsctme1J3-OFitW1VIDWoWi_yU19lxjuj1ASKxEd51cTI)

(https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/org_uploads/2014/06/A-Lyx-At-St.-Petersburg-Zoo-Befriends-A-Local-Cat__605.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on February 20, 2020, 01:39:33 AM
luv it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on February 20, 2020, 04:17:09 PM
My larger cat has worked out how to open doors using the handles. On the one hand I feel extremely proud of him, but on the other I am quite annoyed that not being pestered by him when I'm trying to sleep/work/have sex is now basically impossible.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on February 20, 2020, 11:34:38 PM
basically impossible

If only someone had invented an object that could stop doors. They could probably call it a hinge-hinderer or something.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on February 21, 2020, 06:23:11 AM
What involuntary noise does your cat make when it sees a bird out of the window?

I know some do and some don't, it's always funny when they do though. One of mine makes a squeaky clicking noise with vibrating whiskers, it's like a cross between the pulse dialling noise and a little squeaky wheel on a trolley.

There’s a whole instagram page (https://instagram.com/ekekekkekkek?igshid=18d0e5ejgdgr6) for this behaviour :)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on February 22, 2020, 07:49:09 PM
My cat had a sudden illness and I put her down today

Bit of a bummer TBH
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on February 22, 2020, 07:49:49 PM
My cat had a sudden illness and I put her down today

Bit of a bummer TBH

Ah man. Sorry to hear this.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on February 22, 2020, 07:52:16 PM
My cat had a sudden illness and I put her down today

Bit of a bummer TBH

Fucksake sorry.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on February 23, 2020, 12:24:52 AM
Her belly filled up with fluid yesterday. Took her to the vet and they did x-rays and took a sample and didn't really know what to do until an ultrasound on Monday. Got her an ultrasound somewhere else today and they couldn't see through all the fluid, just a big lump near her spine. Options were to let her spend the rest of her life being drained so she could stay alive, just do nothing until she died, or put her down (only correct answer). I couldn't say the words out loud to make the decision.

(https://i.imgur.com/wMffB5N.jpg)

She was a very good cat with a permanently broken meow. She never did a single thing that wasn't extremely sweet. I miss her very much.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on February 23, 2020, 12:32:01 AM
Her belly filled up with fluid yesterday. Took her to the vet and they did x-rays and took a sample and didn't really know what to do until an ultrasound on Monday. Got her an ultrasound somewhere else today and they couldn't see through all the fluid, just a big lump near her spine. Options were to let her spend the rest of her life being drained so she could stay alive, just do nothing until she died, or put her down (only correct answer). I couldn't say the words out loud to make the decision.

(https://i.imgur.com/wMffB5N.jpg)

She was a very good cat with a permanently broken meow. She never did a single thing that wasn't extremely sweet. I miss her very much.

Hell's Bells.  I am sorry twed.  Extremely beautiful cat.  Your decision was the rational and humane one.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Danger Man on February 23, 2020, 12:45:18 AM
My cat had a sudden illness and I put her down today

Bit of a bummer TBH

That's hard but you did the right thing.

I hope you were with her at the end.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on February 23, 2020, 04:32:54 AM
That's so horrible.  You did the right thing in a shitty situation.  Hugs all round.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: chveik on February 23, 2020, 04:50:17 AM
really sorry to hear this man xx
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on February 23, 2020, 01:15:09 PM
That's hard but you did the right thing.

I hope you were with her at the end.
Yes.

Thank you all
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on February 23, 2020, 01:39:56 PM
What a beautiful creature. I'm glad she brought so much happiness into your life.

I'm so sorry to hear about this. Please take care, we love you.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on February 23, 2020, 03:42:19 PM
Thank you.

I cancelled the ultrasound I had with another vet via their online form as they weren't answering phones over the weekend and got to write "cat is dead" in the reason for canceling box, so that made me laugh at least.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on February 23, 2020, 04:11:01 PM
Thank you.

I cancelled the ultrasound I had with another vet via their online form as they weren't answering phones over the weekend and got to write "cat is dead" in the reason for canceling box, so that made me laugh at least.

Made me chuckle too. So sorry for your loss, Dewt. Had to have my three-legged nutjob put down a week before Christmas, so know how hard it hurts.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on February 23, 2020, 10:19:56 PM
Sorry for your loss, she was beautiful.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on February 24, 2020, 01:39:10 AM
<3 She was. And just full of love and curiosity. Never caused an ounce of trouble. Just wanted to look at the world around her and rub her head on you.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on February 24, 2020, 11:09:00 AM
Whilst on the scab for food my cat got hit in the face by the washing machine door.

Pissed myself for about 20 minutes.

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on February 24, 2020, 03:45:45 PM
Thank you.

I cancelled the ultrasound I had with another vet via their online form as they weren't answering phones over the weekend and got to write "cat is dead" in the reason for canceling box, so that made me laugh at least.
I'm really sorry to hear that Dewt.

I unfortunately had something similar with my cat Littleone on Thursday. We got her when she was 8, she'd already had a "career" as a show-cat (Champion Pawra Heartofasia was her show-name) and breeder before we got her. So she lived to 16 and was the friendliest cat - anyone who came to our house and stopped moving, she'd either jump up them or hop into their laps. She was always tiny - that particular breed is the smallest breed, apparently - but her weight just dropped and dropped in the last month or so. We tried to help, giving her special food and even some subcutaneous IV fluids, but whatever was wrong with her won (probably cancer), and we took her to be put down before she started suffering too much.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49501725808_19a33d31f5.jpg)

Lots of crying, lots of walking through the kitchen, seeing her favourite spot empty and crying some more.

But, to try and cheer people up, please enjoy this excellent web 1.0 site, created by her previous owners, and also enjoy some cuteness.

https://sites.google.com/site/karcasamsingapuras/history/home
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on February 24, 2020, 03:59:42 PM
That is pretty much the exact same story. I'm sorry you went through it too. Empty spaces are the most difficult part. She sounds like a wonderful cat, so much like mine.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Chollis on February 24, 2020, 04:13:34 PM
Gotta be honest all these dead cats are harshing my buzz
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on February 26, 2020, 09:57:55 AM
I can only handle reading so much of the last few pages of posts, but wanted to express my deepest sympathies to you all for the loss of your beloved pets. I wonder all the time how I could ever cope!

Who knew you could get so attached? But a cat becomes like an extra limb; just always there, hanging around.

I maintain that one of the single greatest pleasures in life is for a cat to climb up on your lap and rest there for a while.

Again, my profound sympathies and regrets. Cat people are the best people, and I hope you're all coping okay.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: kittens on February 26, 2020, 10:49:24 AM
the airbnb in italy had 2 cats. one of them was absolutely beautiful, so friendly and sweet, with a little stub of a tail and a lovely creaky meow. we named her meaco after our dehumidifier. we were only there five days but i've been crying all morning about having to leave her. she was so special. need to get a cat in england now.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: dr beat on February 26, 2020, 10:55:36 AM
What was the other cat like
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Post by: kittens on February 26, 2020, 11:07:36 AM
Boring
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on February 26, 2020, 11:08:39 AM
That's just the noise they make when they're happy.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on February 26, 2020, 12:06:34 PM
I can only handle reading so much of the last few pages of posts, but wanted to express my deepest sympathies to you all for the loss of your beloved pets. I wonder all the time how I could ever cope!

Who knew you could get so attached? But a cat becomes like an extra limb; just always there, hanging around.

I maintain that one of the single greatest pleasures in life is for a cat to climb up on your lap and rest there for a while.

Again, my profound sympathies and regrets. Cat people are the best people, and I hope you're all coping okay.
Thank you. Personally I am still very sad but every thought about my cat is a happy memory now.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on February 26, 2020, 03:38:11 PM
Thank you. Personally I am still very sad but every thought about my cat is a happy memory now.
Me too. The weirdest thing is being able to sit on a sofa without having my lap claimed within the first thirty seconds. 
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on February 28, 2020, 11:41:44 PM
Loving the idea of happy memories of your fine cats being uppermost in your thoughts.

 Dele Alli news - Mrs Freeze went the Co Op yesterday, and there's a homeless fella she says under the canopy getting shelter from the endless rain.

 He was having a few folk stop and chat rather than walk by because the young rascal Dele is ligged out asleep on his lap like he belongs there. Fuck it, its twee but I am really happy for the pair of them.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on February 29, 2020, 04:49:25 PM
Just caught up with this thread now.

Hugs to all the posters who have lost their beautiful furry friends recently.

It hurts like hell. I hope that the hurting won't last long for any of you and the sadness is replaced (like Dewt and others have said) with thoughts of happiness when we think about them.x
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on February 29, 2020, 04:55:53 PM
One big worry about being away from home is the possibility that Scrabble won't be there when we get back.  Although a friend is looking after them, so I'm sure we'd have heard something by now.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on February 29, 2020, 05:08:18 PM
One big worry about being away from home is the possibility that Scrabble won't be there when we get back.  Although a friend is looking after them, so I'm sure we'd have heard something by now.

Yeah, that used to be a worry of mine when I had cats, going anywhere for more than a few days I'd worry they would miss me and might stray. As if. I was usually greeted with a casual glance up from paw cleaning dutys, given a look of distain and then straight back to the more important issue of cleaning.
And I would be given the 3am Running Around Meowing treatment too, just to let me know that they missed me, really.

God, I miss them so much.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on February 29, 2020, 05:21:12 PM
My missus is being driven spare by one of ours waking her up meowing at 6am every morning. Sucks but the important thing is that I always sleep right through it no problem. I have tried telling her that if she stops getting up to give attention he'll probably get bored of it eventually but she's not as into cat psychology as I am.

By the way my cats are one year old tomorrow. It's gone by so fast. Best year of my life. Sob.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on February 29, 2020, 05:58:33 PM
Even if I had a TV licence I'd be cancelling it now, Laura Kuenssberg has just obscured the view of Larry waiting to be let in to no.10 during a live broadcast. He was perfectly visible then the silly cow shifted and her shoulder was in the way. Sack her now.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: easytarget on February 29, 2020, 06:53:30 PM
I've never owned a cat before but I've been thinking about it for a while. I gave in to the urge a couple of weeks ago and started looking online for local cats in need of homes - we found this one:
(http://www.futurearsonists.com/images/ripley.jpg)
Name: Ripley
Breed: Unknown - Short Hair North American Desk Cat?

We picked her up last night and she's FUCKING GREAT. She's all social and following us around the house. Everything I've read said, basically: "Expect her to hide in a cupboard on her own for weeks until she gets used to humans, during this time she will destroy everything you own and piss everywhere and maybe you shouldn't get a cat? Yeah, you go get a turtle or something - more cats for me".
She does seem to want to ignore any cat related items we got for her and scratch the sides of the sofa but hopefully we can persuade her to knock that off.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on February 29, 2020, 06:56:56 PM
She looks so sweet, so small. What is the thing with a yellow grille and a knob? It looks like an amp-cum-stationary box.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: easytarget on February 29, 2020, 07:00:03 PM
She's 3 1/2 years old - but yeah, small. Also, and we've only known her for a few hours, really sweet!

The yellow thing is a tube amp, sounds great when driving speakers and really noisy on headphones.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on February 29, 2020, 07:01:20 PM
She's lovely.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on February 29, 2020, 07:02:24 PM
Agreed. How many tubes has she got?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on February 29, 2020, 07:14:27 PM
Aww, she's gorgeous!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: easytarget on February 29, 2020, 07:22:50 PM
Agreed. How many tubes has she got?
The amp takes four ; two EL84s and two 6N3Ps

I think the cat is solid state.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on February 29, 2020, 07:43:43 PM
Congrats!

Only thing I wish I'd done at the start was be a bit more distinct with the phrases I use. When I say "do you want..." then Jelly whips his head round before I get to some ham, some catnip or a brush or whatever. I'm always amazed by how clearly we can communicate between the species barrier.

Anyway yeah, Ripley is a beauty!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: easytarget on February 29, 2020, 08:54:06 PM
Thanks everyone!
I'll be using this thread as my primary feline information source.

No pressure.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on February 29, 2020, 09:16:14 PM
(http://www.futurearsonists.com/images/ripley.jpg)
Name: Ripley
Breed: Unknown - Short Hair North American Desk Cat?


Ripleeeeeee!

She's gorgeous.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on February 29, 2020, 10:32:14 PM
Immense cat.  There's something intoxicating about a solid colour on a cat.  Twed's grey friend is a great example of it, and so is yours.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Gurke and Hare on March 01, 2020, 12:12:03 AM
That's a fine looking cat. Cats Protection on Twitter always say how hard it is for black cats to find homes but I never understand that, they're great.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on March 01, 2020, 01:18:31 AM
It's amazing how much bonkers superstitious crap out there is so widely believed.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on March 01, 2020, 01:22:08 AM
That's a fine looking cat. Cats Protection on Twitter always say how hard it is for black cats to find homes but I never understand that, they're great.

Apart from the superstitious crap, apparently a lot of it is down to a misapprehension that they're difficult to photograph.

Evidently incorrect. Torties are way harder to capture.

(https://i.imgur.com/JtkswdH.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 01, 2020, 01:36:02 AM
Every black cat in my life has been a little sweetheart.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on March 01, 2020, 01:40:50 AM
Every black cat in my life has been a little sweetheart.

This. Never had a fully-black cat myself (although simply through circumstance, rather than racism), but all the ones I've ever met have been absolute darlings.

Although, in a way, I guess that very comment defines racism.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on March 01, 2020, 05:49:21 AM
Did you see if Ripley responds to catnip yet? Get a good stiff brush if you haven't already, hold it up for her to rub her cheeks against, she'll love it.

She really does look cute as a button, such a silky coat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on March 01, 2020, 06:03:26 AM
That's a fine looking cat. Cats Protection on Twitter always say how hard it is for black cats to find homes but I never understand that, they're great.

This is such a weird, wrongheaded belief. I'm on a few black cat fb pages and there seems to be many thousands of us willingly loving voids, but the myth persists. Balls though isn't it.
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Post by: NoOffenceLynn on March 01, 2020, 09:14:38 AM
This is such a weird, wrongheaded belief. I'm on a few black cat fb pages and there seems to be many thousands of us willingly loving voids, but the myth persists. Balls though isn't it.
Agree, a load of balls.
I've been lucky to have had 2 black cats so far and can confirm they were the sweetest most loving voids :)
A friend of my is a Veterinarian and has a special thing for black cats as she noticed they are very gentle when being treated, not proper science I know but close enough.

And all the unlucky nonsense stuff that goes along with black cats should be flipped. We are the lucky ones to have them.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on March 01, 2020, 11:46:41 AM
This is such a weird, wrongheaded belief. I'm on a few black cat fb pages and there seems to be many thousands of us willingly loving voids, but the myth persists. Balls though isn't it.

Janet Jackson started that
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Post by: the on March 01, 2020, 03:55:09 PM
      (http://www.futurearsonists.com/images/ripley.jpg)
Name: Ripley

Cat slave labour already, is it.

"Right, I'm off to make a brew, when I get back I'll expect you to have mic'ed up the drumkit."

This could be a good theme for photos actually, your cats with music equipment. Getting hair all over your mixer.



We've had a catflap installed, but we're (slightly cruelly) not quite ready to let them out yet, so they've taken to eagerly peering through it like the cast of The Love Boat

      (https://i.imgur.com/WszBT9o.jpg)
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Post by: icehaven on March 01, 2020, 04:03:38 PM
Cat slave labour already, is it.

"Right, I'm off to make a brew, when I get back I'll expect you to have mic'ed up the drumkit."

This could be a good theme for photos actually, your cats with music equipment. Getting hair all over your mixer.

A band I'm occasionally in used to practice in the guitarist's home studio, and his two cats would follow us in there and be very curious about what we were all up to until the first twang of someone tuning up, at which point they'd bolt out of the door and disappear upstairs away from the racket. Sensible fellows.

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Post by: Captain Crunch on March 01, 2020, 04:57:24 PM
https://twitter.com/catsonamps
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Post by: Famous Mortimer on March 01, 2020, 06:36:22 PM
Last night, I went and volunteered for Tenth Life Cat Rescue's annual fundraising trivia night (American trivia nights are odd as fuck) and they made at least ten grand. Well, I sat at a desk and collected donations while all the young volunteers ran around doing all the important stuff.

Then this morning I popped over to their shop and hung out with the extremely excellent Squishy - https://www.petfinder.com/cat/squishy-46590132/mo/st-louis/tenth-life-cat-rescue-mo510/ - should you be in the area and need any cat toys thoroughly destroyed, Squishy is the cat for you.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 01, 2020, 06:40:08 PM
Oh god this is a dangerous website to have learned about
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Post by: Dewt on March 01, 2020, 06:44:44 PM
I just bought 19 cats.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 01, 2020, 06:45:17 PM
https://www.petfinder.com/cat/blackjack-a-shy-boy-who-loves-treats-47325927/nh/manchester/friends-of-the-manchester-animal-shelter-nh25/

How am I supposed to not get Blackjack
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Post by: Pseudopath on March 01, 2020, 06:55:37 PM
Oh god this is a dangerous website to have learned about

You could always look at cats in a different country: https://www.bluecross.org.uk/rehome/cat
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 01, 2020, 06:57:16 PM
You could always look at cats in a different country: https://www.bluecross.org.uk/rehome/cat
Nah the shipping costs would be exortionate
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Post by: Dewt on March 01, 2020, 06:58:21 PM
I have inquired about Blackjack, the huge Bagpuss of a cat.
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Post by: Dewt on March 01, 2020, 07:06:45 PM
I am now leaving to meet Blackjack.
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Post by: imitationleather on March 01, 2020, 07:09:57 PM
Ooh, I hope it goes well. He is a fine looking fellah.

Our cats have been playing with stupidly large scratcher we got them for their birthday. (What do you mean "Stop treating them like their human and just have a baby FFS"?!) It's so big that I think we're going to need to get rid of some furniture to accomodate it...
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Post by: Dex Sawash on March 01, 2020, 07:27:03 PM
I am now leaving to meet Blackjack.


TWED SOON

fuckitpost
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on March 01, 2020, 07:30:15 PM

Fuk I should have gone with twed's soon
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Post by: NoOffenceLynn on March 01, 2020, 07:33:48 PM
Aww, Blackjack has such a sweet sad face. I love him!

Along with the shy personality that just needs a bit of love to bring him out of his shell... he would be an absoutely awesome pet.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 01, 2020, 08:22:30 PM
Blackjack was sweet. Another Bernie-supporting white man was there to see him at exactly the same time and I didn't make a connection with Blackjack so I will not be sponsoring him. They also don't mention that he has FIV and incontinence and a tooth issue on the ad, of course, and I am not ready for that right now.

I met Kelly (https://www.petfinder.com/search/cats-for-adoption/us/nh/manchester/) and Smitty (https://www.petfinder.com/cat/smitty-watch-my-new-video-here-47178376/nh/manchester/friends-of-the-manchester-animal-shelter-nh25/) and loved them both, but Kelly already has a queue of potential adoptees and Smitty had some health issues that I am not equipped to deal with.

I looked at some of the other cats but today wasn't the day. The person I came in with put in an adoption request for a lovely little cat called Hawaii, however.
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Post by: bgmnts on March 01, 2020, 08:30:32 PM
Starting to think my boy is getting dementia, starting to extra erratically now. Sometimes its funny sometimes it makes me sad.
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Post by: icehaven on March 01, 2020, 09:06:04 PM

      (https://i.imgur.com/WszBT9o.jpg)

I see a LOT of cat photos most days, and this is my favourite for a while. Their little heads!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 01, 2020, 09:10:46 PM
https://www.petfinder.com/cat/brownie-47294297/nh/bedford/animal-rescue-league-of-new-hampshire-nh03/

I think it would be a good thing to give Brownie a home in her last years.

Edit: No, I can't really afford the vet bills right now.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on March 01, 2020, 10:03:00 PM
I am in negotiations to move to New Hampshire.
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Post by: Bobtoo on March 01, 2020, 10:20:15 PM
There aren't any cat pictures on this page, yet.

Here are my two when they were little.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1880/44795466092_694ee2e15e_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1873/29321699607_e4e845f3d3_b.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on March 01, 2020, 10:54:33 PM
Fucking hell, I really do love cats you know. Brownie is gorgeous, your two are absolutely bloody adorable too. I'd love to see an updated pic of the wee ginge so I can compare to Jelly. Gonna have to try and get him to the vet today, he's got another wee upper respiratory tract infection it seems.
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Post by: shiftwork2 on March 01, 2020, 10:58:13 PM
There aren't any cat pictures on this page, yet.

Here are my two when they were little.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1880/44795466092_694ee2e15e_b.jpg)


That's beyond cute, fucking hell.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 01, 2020, 11:08:22 PM
Fucking hell, I really do love cats you know. Brownie is gorgeous, your two are absolutely bloody adorable too. I'd love to see an updated pic of the wee ginge so I can compare to Jelly. Gonna have to try and get him to the vet today, he's got another wee upper respiratory tract infection it seems.
I think I need to get Brownie. Nobody's going to adopt her, and her seven year old daughter is up for adoption too: https://www-rescueleague-org.filesusr.com/html/b1eff0_e3f24f4fd0ebac4a721e4e36a3ba5298.html#/pet/0e003794-a83f-ea11-a1cc-0003ff217830

I can't let somebody take Annie and not Brownie. I've made room in my finances to account for the worst-case scenario with Brownie's health. I'll meet them on Tuesday.
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Post by: Barry Admin on March 01, 2020, 11:31:21 PM
You're a fucking dude.
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Post by: easytarget on March 02, 2020, 04:18:55 AM
Did you see if Ripley responds to catnip yet? Get a good stiff brush if you haven't already, hold it up for her to rub her cheeks against, she'll love it.

She really does look cute as a button, such a silky coat.
Tried the brush thing today, she didn't really seem into it, I'll keep trying though maybe I have to catch her at the right time.
She does react to catnip, I put it on this weird cardboard scratching thing and she rubs against it and goes nuts for a bit - is this something I can do every day or is it more like a weekend only thing?

Cat slave labour already, is it.

"Right, I'm off to make a brew, when I get back I'll expect you to have mic'ed up the drumkit."
He mic placement was fine, but she's terrible at EQ - we're not making a Def Leppard album here.

So the last couple of nights around 7:30ish she goes a bit hyper and starts running around, this is fine, but she also mewls like she wants my attention - she has food, water and a clean litter tray so I'm not really sure what to do. Tonight I  played with her (feather toy on a stick, for the simulation of killing small birds) she seemed to enjoy that but now she's still mewling.

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Post by: easytarget on March 02, 2020, 04:48:39 AM
Ah, seems she wanted *dry* food (the cheap dry food that came from the shelter) as well as (?) the wet food.
Oh no - what about her kidneys?
The last piece of advice I got (cat people love to give new cat owners advice) is - give her good, meaty wet food or she can kiss them kidneys goodbye.


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Post by: Attila on March 02, 2020, 05:04:37 AM
I think I need to get Brownie. Nobody's going to adopt her, and her seven year old daughter is up for adoption too: https://www-rescueleague-org.filesusr.com/html/b1eff0_e3f24f4fd0ebac4a721e4e36a3ba5298.html#/pet/0e003794-a83f-ea11-a1cc-0003ff217830

I can't let somebody take Annie and not Brownie. I've made room in my finances to account for the worst-case scenario with Brownie's health. I'll meet them on Tuesday.

When we lost Vince last year (to a fast-driving neighbour -- if I ever find out exactly who it was, they are so fucked), eventually we went to adopt another cat. We ended up with three, because a family of cats had been brought together at the shelter. All three had issues from being neglected (original owner was either too elderly or had died; the cats were brought in and dumped by a relative. The cats were fairly traumatised, flea-ridden, etc, but the shelter got them de-flea'd and that.)

We couldn't just take one or two, so all three of the maniacs are now in Mr Attila's extremely small house. They're pretty much settled now.

You're a good guy for taking in the pair.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on March 02, 2020, 05:06:37 AM
Yeah keep trying to brush her, brush her coat and her cheeks and she'll likely eventually want you to hold the brush up so she can rub the side of her face against it herself.

Was she an outdoors or indoors cat previously? My guess would be that she's wanting to get out and explore, especially as the mewling is coinciding with her funny half hour. Obviously she's gotta stay in for now at least, but if she doesn't go to a door and sit at it, then alternatively look for her pointing towards it by flicking her tail straight forwards towards her head. Claw sharpening can usually indicate a desire to go out as well, although she's perhaps not at the stage where she would feel obliged to put her scent down for that purpose, as she may not know she's staying yet?

Make sure she's got a window sill clear so she can sit and see what's going on outside.

Bang away with the catnip, it's fine. Cats generally seem to enjoy routine so that can help determine what she's after. I like to brush him after he's been out in the morning and came back for his breakfast, then I'll fire some catnip down for him to roll about on.


Oh.okay, seems you figured it out, great! And here's loads more advice, sorry :-) anyway yeah, I keep dry food out at all times since can nibble at it, and use it to clean his teeth.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jockice on March 02, 2020, 05:19:06 AM
My cat is called Lotte. She had the name when I got her but it suits her. However, one of my neighbours has his elderly mother staying with him at the moment. And she is convinced the moggie is called Lilly. I even got a Christmas card addressed to me and Lilly. What do I do? Don't want her to have an identity crisis. Lotte that is, not Sheila.

(I don't/can't post pictures on here, so I'll tell you that she's a brown tabby with green eyes. She's my third cat. I've had her for seven years. The first was a mainly white calico (who got run over and killed aged five one Valentine's Day) and the second was a black and white psycho, who lived  for 15 years after I got her. They've all been females. My girlfriend has a black male one who is about three. So now you know.)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on March 02, 2020, 05:40:49 AM
      (https://i.imgur.com/WszBT9o.jpg)
.

Great pic. I see dead people in your calico's fur. D'you get that poster? Might be the weed but I'm seein' skulls all over her.

EDIT. It's really just the one BIG skull. No big deal. (You could name her that: "Skull")
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Bobtoo on March 02, 2020, 05:56:42 AM
Fucking hell, I really do love cats you know. Brownie is gorgeous, your two are absolutely bloody adorable too. I'd love to see an updated pic of the wee ginge so I can compare to Jelly. Gonna have to try and get him to the vet today, he's got another wee upper respiratory tract infection it seems.

Here's one of Sebastian from this weekend. He does get groomed but he never seems to stay that way for long.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49607881181_419d4c725a_b.jpg)

Here's the pair of them arriving at their new home.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/851/43693534381_ce0d5d2e1e_b.jpg)
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Post by: Dewt on March 02, 2020, 06:08:09 AM
Gorgeous
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Post by: Barry Admin on March 02, 2020, 10:40:59 AM
Ohhh wow! Did not expect that long fur, what a beauty. I love to see the sun catching Jelly's ginger coat on a good, bright day; unbelievably beautiful. That is a glorious big ginge you've got there.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on March 02, 2020, 04:10:01 PM
I think I need to get Brownie. Nobody's going to adopt her, and her seven year old daughter is up for adoption too: https://www-rescueleague-org.filesusr.com/html/b1eff0_e3f24f4fd0ebac4a721e4e36a3ba5298.html#/pet/0e003794-a83f-ea11-a1cc-0003ff217830

I can't let somebody take Annie and not Brownie. I've made room in my finances to account for the worst-case scenario with Brownie's health. I'll meet them on Tuesday.
Dewt, I doff my cap to you sir (or madam, I don't really pay attention).
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 02, 2020, 04:22:00 PM
https://wamiz.co.uk/news/20228/cat-gets-a-haircut-at-the-vets-the-result-is-hysterical/amp
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on March 02, 2020, 05:23:26 PM
Upper respiratory tract infection as predicted. Thank god these trips have got easier to make over the years, although he's still not exactly happy about them. Also glad that, over the years, I've worked out which vet at the place is more concerned about his welfare rather than trying to make as much money as possible. The main guy used to be great, and even ran me home once, but as the business has grown he's got pushier and pushier with regards obviously extraneous shit.
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Post by: steve98 on March 02, 2020, 05:37:32 PM
https://wamiz.co.uk/news/20228/cat-gets-a-haircut-at-the-vets-the-result-is-hysterical/amp

Excellent sudden guffaw material :) :)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: easytarget on March 02, 2020, 05:58:22 PM
Yeah keep trying to brush her, brush her coat and her cheeks and she'll likely eventually want you to hold the brush up so she can rub the side of her face against it herself.

Was she an outdoors or indoors cat previously? My guess would be that she's wanting to get out and explore, especially as the mewling is coinciding with her funny half hour. Obviously she's gotta stay in for now at least, but if she doesn't go to a door and sit at it, then alternatively look for her pointing towards it by flicking her tail straight forwards towards her head. Claw sharpening can usually indicate a desire to go out as well, although she's perhaps not at the stage where she would feel obliged to put her scent down for that purpose, as she may not know she's staying yet?

Make sure she's got a window sill clear so she can sit and see what's going on outside.

Bang away with the catnip, it's fine. Cats generally seem to enjoy routine so that can help determine what she's after. I like to brush him after he's been out in the morning and came back for his breakfast, then I'll fire some catnip down for him to roll about on.


Oh.okay, seems you figured it out, great! And here's loads more advice, sorry :-) anyway yeah, I keep dry food out at all times since can nibble at it, and use it to clean his teeth.

Thanks for the advice! (Seriously, the internet is full of conflicting opinionated information so I turn to the people who liked the same 90s TV shows as me for this kind of thing ;) )
She stares intently out of the window a lot, and seems to get ready to pounce on birds despite the distance and the glass. She's a strict indoor cat. The shelter made us promise she wouldn't go outside (also there are coyotes running around our neighborhood so we're fine with that) - I don't know about her history. I'll continue to investigate the heartbreaking mewling that seems to point to a mysterious but unmet need. I'll also persist with the brush, she loves to be stroked (she enjoys it when you hold your hand still and she rubs against it or slinks through it - so surely there's room for a brush in this scenario).
We had to take her out yesterday to get "groomed" (bathed, cleaned, nails trimmed) the shelter we boosted her from wasn't super clean, so if we can give her a couple of days where she doesn't have to get into a create and be driven around she might settle down and discover she's home.
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Post by: Barry Admin on March 02, 2020, 06:16:32 PM
No probs! I'm intrigued by the mystery of the mewling, let us know if you work it out. She's probably telling you something, are you leaving the room doors open a bit? You'd probably know by now if that was the issue though, doubt it's that.

Maybe get her a box to hide in? Jelly's never been fussed but almost every other cat loves an empty cardboard box. They have a strong urge to escape and utterly hate feeling trapped, but weirdly love sitting in small boxes because they can be in complete control of that environment.

Perhaps she's just missing the people who cared for her at the shelter. Cats can love routine, so she's maybe still just adapting to a new one.

(They're control freaks too, so I always ask him first if he actually wants a brush, then let him lead. She will likely come round eventually.)
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Post by: bgmnts on March 02, 2020, 06:18:11 PM
I'd suggest a lot of toys and yeah carboard boxes and the like. Simple mechanical mouse would do.

Get her stimulated.
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Post by: imitationleather on March 02, 2020, 06:20:16 PM
My cats are fucking nuts for this toy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Catit-Design-Senses-Roller-Circuit/dp/B00A4A7UOU/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=cat+roller+circuit&qid=1583173188&s=videogames&sr=8-1
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Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 02, 2020, 09:42:41 PM
I've not looked on here before so may be repeating old questions but... what do you feed your cats? Mine is 15 (at least) and I've always fed him dry Whiskas Complete. Now he's getting older, I want to give him softer stuff. It's really frustrating with the wet stuff as he goes so mental for it, he won't let up until he has it and constantly mews until he has more, even if he has loads of dry stuff still in there. Fed a friend's cat at the weekend and she had some fucking cat pate for hears and fuck that.

Also, how long do cats live for?
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Post by: imitationleather on March 02, 2020, 09:45:18 PM
My missus has put herself in charge of getting the food and insists on buying a rotating selection of imported european stuff that has crappy-looking labels but no doubt costs a fucking fortune.

If it was down to me they'd be on the Teso Value kitty ash. They'd probably enjoy it more.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 02, 2020, 09:46:30 PM
I have started mixing dry and wet food just to bulk it up and not give him so much but is the same age and has gotten so unconscionably greedy and can't go for over an hour without whinging for food.
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Post by: steve98 on March 02, 2020, 10:06:16 PM
"Unconscionably greedy" :) :)
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Post by: Barry Admin on March 02, 2020, 10:36:52 PM
Always have a container of dry food out for him to nibble at when he wants, and top it up lightly when needed. Lets him clean his teeth too. Then Gourmet Salmon Terrine is his favourite wet food, he'll eat a couple of tins of that a day, maybe three as I change it after a certain amount of time, but usually two I'd say.

He's fussy about wet food, tends to prefer terrines, wouldn't eat Whiskas and stuff like that. I mix it up by getting him Gourmet Pate, but he always comes back to the salmon terrine.

Then regular treats of ham, and whatever I'm having.
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Post by: bgmnts on March 02, 2020, 10:38:08 PM
He's fussy about wet food, tends to prefer terrines, wouldn't eat Whiskas and stuff like that. I mix it up by getting him Gourmet Pate, but he always comes back to the salmon terrine.


Must be a proper breath monster.
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Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 02, 2020, 11:21:44 PM
Opening up these sachets is such an horrific lucky dip. The one yesterday had little fish heads in it. The only meat I've bought in 35 years.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Gurke and Hare on March 03, 2020, 08:37:10 PM
Mine just gets dry food twice a day - whichever of Hills or IAMs is reduced in Sainsbury's when the last big bag is almost finished. It's not a question of how much she'll eat over the course of the day, as she eats as if she's a dog, and will wolf down whatever you put out. Once when I was going to be away overnight I left a big pile when I went out, and she obviously bolted it all because it had been sicked up when I came back the next day. Dozy mog. Now I have an automatic feeder for when I'm gone overnight.
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Post by: Dewt on March 03, 2020, 09:03:20 PM
Didn't end up getting Brownie and Annie but I'm picking up Watson and Luna on Thursday and will share pics.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 03, 2020, 09:47:42 PM
We have at least 2 neighbourhood cats who come in and eat the food we leave out for ours. I fucking hate them, one in particular. One of them is quite small and we sometimes find it asleep in the attic. Don't mind that one so much but the other is huge and when I'm lying in bed at night, I can hear it coming in via the catflap and know that it'll be thieving food which means that our cat'll be hungry and will wake me at 4. If I ever catch it, I'll be straight down the local vivisectionists.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on March 03, 2020, 09:54:55 PM
We have at least 2 neighbourhood cats who come in and eat the food we leave out for ours. I fucking hate them, one in particular. One of them is quite small and we sometimes find it asleep in the attic. Don't mind that one so much but the other is huge and when I'm lying in bed at night, I can hear it coming in via the catflap and know that it'll be thieving food which means that our cat'll be hungry and will wake me at 4. If I ever catch it, I'll be straight down the local vivisectionists.

Dude: https://www.amazon.co.uk/SureFlap-Flap-Microchip-Identification-White/dp/B003EGIM3O

Stray cats wandering in and munching all the food is a cat's worst nightmare (plus the fact they invariably end up pissing all up your walls). One of mine ended up getting acne from the stress.
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Post by: Head Gardener on March 05, 2020, 11:41:13 AM
(https://im3.ezgif.com/tmp/ezgif-3-d532075bfea7.gif)
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Post by: the on March 05, 2020, 11:46:05 AM
Yay, a 35 MB GIF.

Can you e-mail it to me as a raw video AVI pls ta
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Post by: Dex Sawash on March 05, 2020, 11:58:06 AM

TFW the cat finds your toilet cam
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Post by: the on March 05, 2020, 03:44:39 PM
Image fixed

(https://i.imgur.com/WNRqYse.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on March 05, 2020, 03:59:29 PM
That cheered me right up after having just had to deal with a complete prick, thanks.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on March 05, 2020, 04:50:06 PM
I can't stop watching that curious cat (and laughing like a loon, because Tiny Cat gets the same expression when she decides it's time to get up close and personal with my face).
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 05, 2020, 05:56:55 PM
The gormless face on it reminds me so much of mine.

Mine has started to walk in, bold as brass, drop his guts and leave. He fucking hums the smelly bastard.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on March 05, 2020, 06:17:12 PM
Look at that nose go!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on March 05, 2020, 06:20:29 PM

Mine has started to walk in, bold as brass, drop his guts and leave. He fucking hums the smelly bastard.

"Deal with that boss, I'm goin' to the dancin'". And off he goes.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: ToneLa on March 05, 2020, 07:57:07 PM
CATS FROM TONELA'S LIFE #2 (and a bonus animal at the end!). Expect volumes 3 through a million while I walk the earth meeting cats.

These are my neighbours' cats. (Not the two I showed last time, and there's now a cute black kitten I need to get a pic of!) Sitting by my recycling bins. The one at the back is called Patch I think (that neighbour is a tosser) and the nearer beauty, she be Lucy. They're not often together! Often loitering within reach of, well, me.

(https://i.imgur.com/yjwY69E.png)

And my sister, being similar to me, does not have a cat (you have seen other sister's cat, Sue, falling asleep on me previously) also attracts a neighbour's cat that visits because of the copious love on offer and seems to never go home. George! (He was shy for about ten seconds when I first met him. Now he purrs when he sees me as he knows he's gonna be adored and lets me take stupidly close up photos I will not resize)

(https://i.imgur.com/a3ZO2z7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wJyuyRq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qnQuKWK.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/JwU8U5d.png)

My ex's cat Simon (haha) who I have met only a few times (the cat that is. He was under the bed the first time I went round and I was far more interested in meeting him than anything else when I found that out. Which may explain the seperation... We may have split but we're still on cat-pic trading terms, which is all that counts in human relations anywho)

(https://i.imgur.com/wbcEjbd.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/1gqz5kX.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/ty4abYO.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/krzP6T1.png)

And, not a cat, and maybe not everyone will like this one, but...

the Big Oil site has a fox. He's(she's?) scrappy, damaged, and I obviously adore him. I bring in chicken sandwiches if only to give him the chicken. He's pretty tame and or hungry. He's awesome and my work pet.

(https://i.imgur.com/46QF1hr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zksRQqs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NS7A31S.jpg)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 05, 2020, 07:58:56 PM
Should you not contact the RSPCA on the fox there?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: ToneLa on March 05, 2020, 08:03:41 PM
Should you not contact the RSPCA on the fox there?

Dunno. I see him every day almost and he's happy enough. Was mortified by the patch of damage on his coat when I first saw him, but he's been knocking around a few years like this apparently and has a family there on site (!!!) - it is a closed site with no public roads, with some woodland and access to fields, so he's not trapped (I don't know why he's always by pipes, probably because they're warm and it's winter) and he's fed well.

Don't mind doing it but... hmm, I think he's home. Jury's out, I have literally never seen a fox before him (and I have to get a job on a fucking oil site to do so, wtf life?). Someone less ignorant who "knows", is welcome to chime in. I want him to be happy and safe, and he seems that. Nobody on site seems to think much more of it than "aww, cool, here's some meat for ya boy"

I don't necessarily want him (and I gotta see the cubs omg, but moving babies??) to be moved to somewhere "more natural" yet public as TORIES

Edit: fuck it I'll bang 'em an email asking what they think.

Edit 2: "Thank you for your enquiry. Thank you for contacting us with your query or question." They thanked me bgmnts!! Told them what I told yous.

Now go coo over my cat friends while the RSPCA figure out if Mr Fox here needs help!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 05, 2020, 08:46:38 PM
I have Watson and Luna now. I'd take pictures of them but they're doing the hiding-in-a-new-place bit, which could go on for days.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 05, 2020, 08:48:31 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/7cmOEWq.jpg)

Here is Luna in the car on the way home though. I was expecting the big boy Watson to be the derpy one, but just look at that silly face.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 05, 2020, 08:48:59 PM
Here's one of Watson

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/kH4zpJ87UKI/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on March 05, 2020, 09:04:30 PM
Nice one Dewt. Looking forward to seeing them when they're in a more-normal mood (if such a thing exists in the cat psyche).
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 05, 2020, 09:07:07 PM
They're such a pair. Inseparable. When they couldn't see each other in the car they were meowing constantly to each other.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: ToneLa on March 05, 2020, 09:11:35 PM
I am baffled not that my mates' cats are so utterly gorgeous but that they are RESCUE CATS

what the high holy rolling fuck on a cracker? why did they need rescuing

(https://i.imgur.com/eEls7c0.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on March 05, 2020, 09:13:31 PM
I am baffled not that my mates' cats are so utterly gorgeous but that they are RESCUE CATS

what the high holy rolling fuck on a cracker? why did they need rescuing

(https://i.imgur.com/eEls7c0.jpg)

Oh wow...they're stunning. There are some absolute twats in the world (and vanishingly few genuine reasons to give up a pet).

They're such a pair. Inseparable. When they couldn't see each other in the car they were meowing constantly to each other.

Aww...although bear in mind that cats seem to learn a whole new vocabulary during car journeys. My cats very rarely meow in the house, but turn into Yoko Ono whenever they have to go to the vets.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: easytarget on March 05, 2020, 09:16:41 PM
David Bowie eyes on them cats. Quality rescue cats availble if you're prepared to go to whatever the cat equivalent of discogs is apparently.

Mine has now found an acceptable wet food (still prefers dry, so fuck it, one in the morning and one at night I suppose) but is playing against stereotypes by not finding cardboard boxes interesting places to check out. She also hasn't spent a single second in her cat bed (preferring the sofa) so that's going back.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on March 05, 2020, 09:19:09 PM
She also hasn't spent a single second in her cat bed (preferring the sofa) so that's going back.

And the moment you send it back, she'll start hankering for it. Good old cats.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on March 05, 2020, 09:55:15 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/7cmOEWq.jpg)

Here is Luna in the car on the way home though. I was expecting the big boy Watson to be the derpy one, but just look at that silly face.

Congrats on your new arrivals! fantastic you could get the two of them together.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 05, 2020, 09:56:03 PM
Those fluffy little clouds are beautiful. They look so delicate.

Here is that boy. He did a wander.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESYHzcVX0AEgCEn?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on March 05, 2020, 10:13:44 PM
Awww, some whiskers on him!  He looks a bit apprehensive still, but that's awesome that's he's exploring already. 

Nice t-shirt you're wearing.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: pigamus on March 05, 2020, 10:32:11 PM
David Bowie eyes on them cats. Quality rescue cats availble if you're prepared to go to whatever the cat equivalent of discogs is apparently.

Mine has now found an acceptable wet food (still prefers dry, so fuck it, one in the morning and one at night I suppose) but is playing against stereotypes by not finding cardboard boxes interesting places to check out. She also hasn't spent a single second in her cat bed (preferring the sofa) so that's going back.

Is it on the floor? Cats don't really like the floor - they want to be higher up. If it's a few feet off the ground and they can jump into it they're more likely to use it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 05, 2020, 10:34:02 PM
Awww, some whiskers on him!  He looks a bit apprehensive still, but that's awesome that's he's exploring already. 

Nice t-shirt you're wearing.
Heh, can you really see that in the reflection in his eyes?

He's got a lot braver and is helping to encourage Luna now.

https://imgur.com/V4GysfD
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: ToneLa on March 05, 2020, 11:20:31 PM
no one likes my cats :(
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 05, 2020, 11:23:44 PM
They're pukka as fuck!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: His Name Is Death on March 05, 2020, 11:27:13 PM
no one likes my cats :(

Quite the contrary. George is adorable! It's impressive you got such lovely close-ups of him.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: ToneLa on March 05, 2020, 11:31:03 PM
Aww. Thanks! Yeah, George was shy but now he closes his eyes awaiting a stroke. He's adorable.

Thanks for making my collection feel worthwhile guys and I'll keep you updated about the fox too!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Hand Solo on March 06, 2020, 12:21:47 AM
Before Christmas we had this young black and white cat turning up in the garden all the time, very nervous around people, started to feed it occasionally until it eventually let you near it and stroke it. From the way it acted I presumed it was feral, it was scared to come in the house so I made a little warm box with blankets in the shed for it to sleep in during the cold weather:

(https://i.imgur.com/NKc2vq7.jpg)

Eventually it got comfortable enough to come inside, I didn't check the undercarriage but presume it's a girl from the face shape, and I think this was confirmed by various other cats chasing it scared into the house, including a face-off with this rapist bruiser:

(https://i.imgur.com/eodGC8d.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/y8zCQgU.jpg)

I hope it's not someone else's cat that we're feeding because it disappears for hours before returning for food and often stays out all night. But by fuck does it eat, I'll only give it a third of a packet every few hours or it would never stop, it's really increased in size quickly as well. But it doesn't act like any other house cat I've known, it's very nervous of noises and won't sit where you want it, it decided rather inconveniently my computer chair was the best place for a while:

(https://i.imgur.com/dERjVVA.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/1bBS4DP.jpg)

It also doesn't mind being stroked but if you do it more than a few times it tends to get really overexcited and will start to play with you by clawing at you quite concertedly, and has taken to sleeping high up on top of the cupboard, but doesn't mind kipping on the bed every now and again:

(https://i.imgur.com/AfFoyeN.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/0Oj0XYs.jpg)

Think I'm naming her Jess after the titular postman's black and white mog.

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on March 06, 2020, 12:44:31 AM
She is absolutely gorgeous, poor wee thing.  This thread really warms my heart; seeing all you lovely people taking care of all these poor animals in need of a home and affection.  Awwww, I'm really touched by it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on March 06, 2020, 12:07:29 PM
no one likes my cats :(
I loved your cat pics!
And George knows a good 'un when he sees it. That's Cat 6th sence  ;)

I knew someone who regularly used to feed foxes, one of them had bad mange.She got some medication through a mutual friend who is a vet and would mix the treatment in with the food she was giving him, helped immensely.

And yes thanks to everyone on here who are looking out for or taking in/adopting  animals. Huge respect to you all.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pingers on March 06, 2020, 02:53:10 PM
Cat caught a magpie today and brought that in, happily it was dead unlike the thrush and pigeon (new pub name) he has previously borne indoors. Reckon he has his sights on a crow and a buzzard next. If he does get a bird of prey, I'll probably get it stuffed and mounted to put on the wall as a trophy for him.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 06, 2020, 02:54:22 PM
My cat brought home a slug once, was so proud of him.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: ToneLa on March 06, 2020, 04:24:54 PM
The RSPCA say if my fox is active then I don't need to worry but the coat damage might be mange.

So can I please keep checking on him? Deterioration requires medicine

Done and done! I love the little guy. Scrappy, dirty, feral yet tame. Not trapped on a big oil site but sort of stuck anyway. He's my non spirit spirit animal
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 06, 2020, 04:27:58 PM
Fair enough, I just read "if looks hungry, contact RSPCA". Keep an eye on him I suppose.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on March 06, 2020, 04:36:51 PM
My cat once brought home a crab. We live 8 miles from the sea.

I was immensely impressed and also confused.


Edit: Forgot cat pic.

(https://i.imgur.com/EnYsG5R.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 06, 2020, 04:37:31 PM
Probably went down to the market.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on March 06, 2020, 04:38:18 PM
The RSPCA say if my fox is active then I don't need to worry but the coat damage might be mange.

So can I please keep checking on him? Deterioration requires medicine

Done and done! I love the little guy. Scrappy, dirty, feral yet tame. Not trapped on a big oil site but sort of stuck anyway. He's my non spirit spirit animal
If you're feeling generous, you should be able to get some mange medicine to mix in with the food you leave out for him / her.

I leave food out for a couple of feral-ish cats who live in my area (there are quite a few abandoned homes, but it looks like some TNR people have done their work). It's cool because when I drive up, I occasionally see one of them hop out of a bin and trot down the street. By the time I've gone in the house, filled a bowl and taken it back outside, the boldest of the gang, a tabby, will be waiting at the top of my drive.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on March 06, 2020, 04:46:54 PM
Probably went down to the market.

What, on a Tuesday!? The Crab market is only open Thursday and Friday!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 06, 2020, 04:49:05 PM
Probably went before and made a contact with the crab guy and can go on off-hours.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: ToneLa on March 06, 2020, 05:10:25 PM
If you're feeling generous, you should be able to get some mange medicine to mix in with the food you leave out for him / her.

I leave food out for a couple of feral-ish cats who live in my area (there are quite a few abandoned homes, but it looks like some TNR people have done their work). It's cool because when I drive up, I occasionally see one of them hop out of a bin and trot down the street. By the time I've gone in the house, filled a bowl and taken it back outside, the boldest of the gang, a tabby, will be waiting at the top of my drive.

That's the plan if the mange gets worse. Asking me to check on an animal is a cheat code. And aww, the oil site has feral cats too. I might try feeding them n all! Good on you, helping those feral ish

I loved your cat pics!
And George knows a good 'un when he sees it. That's Cat 6th sence  ;)

I knew someone who regularly used to feed foxes, one of them had bad mange.She got some medication through a mutual friend who is a vet and would mix the treatment in with the food she was giving him, helped immensely.

And yes thanks to everyone on here who are looking out for or taking in/adopting  animals. Huge respect to you all.

You made me smile and you're right, anyone with love for animals is absolutely stonking boss.

Your advice is similar, this fox? I'm willing to mix anti mange medicine in with food. I mean, shit, I feed him anyway, he's my work pet!

Thanks bgmnts also, i want to do right by every animal I meet. The best thing about cats, is they're easy: what can you do for them? As it happens, I have a nice touch cats find pleasant. And that's put a huge ass smile on my face this Friday night!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 06, 2020, 05:15:48 PM
Thanks bgmnts also, i want to do right by every animal I meet.

You better be vegan then or i'll cut you.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: ToneLa on March 06, 2020, 05:32:52 PM
You better be vegan then or i'll cut you.

Hang on, I thank you and you want to knife me?

So this is what it feels like when doves cry <3
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on March 06, 2020, 06:27:04 PM
Before Christmas we had this young black and white cat turning up in the garden all the time, very nervous around people, started to feed it occasionally until it eventually let you near it and stroke it. From the way it acted I presumed it was feral, it was scared to come in the house so I made a little warm box with blankets in the shed for it to sleep in during the cold weather:

(https://i.imgur.com/NKc2vq7.jpg)

Eventually it got comfortable enough to come inside, I didn't check the undercarriage but presume it's a girl from the face shape, and I think this was confirmed by various other cats chasing it scared into the house, including a face-off with this rapist bruiser:

(https://i.imgur.com/eodGC8d.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/y8zCQgU.jpg)

I hope it's not someone else's cat that we're feeding because it disappears for hours before returning for food and often stays out all night. But by fuck does it eat, I'll only give it a third of a packet every few hours or it would never stop, it's really increased in size quickly as well. But it doesn't act like any other house cat I've known, it's very nervous of noises and won't sit where you want it, it decided rather inconveniently my computer chair was the best place for a while:

(https://i.imgur.com/dERjVVA.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/1bBS4DP.jpg)

It also doesn't mind being stroked but if you do it more than a few times it tends to get really overexcited and will start to play with you by clawing at you quite concertedly, and has taken to sleeping high up on top of the cupboard, but doesn't mind kipping on the bed every now and again:

(https://i.imgur.com/AfFoyeN.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/0Oj0XYs.jpg)

Think I'm naming her Jess after the titular postman's black and white mog.


Oh my.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on March 06, 2020, 06:28:15 PM
My cat once brought home a crab. We live 8 miles from the sea.

I was immensely impressed and also confused.


Edit: Forgot cat pic.

(https://i.imgur.com/EnYsG5R.jpg?1)

Oh my.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on March 06, 2020, 07:01:55 PM
That's the plan if the mange gets worse. Asking me to check on an animal is a cheat code. And aww, the oil site has feral cats too. I might try feeding them n all! Good on you, helping those feral ish

Your advice is similar, this fox? I'm willing to mix anti mange medicine in with food. I mean, shit, I feed him anyway, he's my work pet!
I thought my advice was quite clever, but I actually just read NoOffenceLynn's post, forgot I'd done so and claimed the advice as my own.

A couple of months back, I was walking my dog and heard a squeak from one of the abandoned houses. Stopped for a second and a maybe 6-week old kitten came trotting out, very happy to see me. I was due to leave for work in five minutes, but called my mates at the local rescue place, and they swung into action. Far as I know, the kitten is currently living in the lap of luxury with one of our foster families.

(Getting involved with a rescue group was the best thing I ever did. They have decades of experience and people who appreciate the extra help so much, they'll help you with learning new things. Plus, they ask you to do fun things like pick up a box of kittens and drive it somewhere, so you get to spend time with them)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: weekender on March 06, 2020, 07:04:36 PM
(Getting involved with a rescue group was the best thing I ever did. They have decades of experience and people who appreciate the extra help so much, they'll help you with learning new things. Plus, they ask you to do fun things like pick up a box of kittens and drive it somewhere, so you get to spend time with them)

Do you get to spend time with kittens or the mates at your rescue place?

Asking for a friend.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on March 06, 2020, 07:28:49 PM
I just did a course on grammar, as well. Shame on me.

This is the last lot I transported, I gave them a ride from a rural animal control place to a local foster family.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49627749206_53282f2725.jpg)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 07, 2020, 12:28:32 AM
This little cutey is a lot more comfortable now. It's fine that she thinks my plants are a water source.

(https://i.imgur.com/SCsG3j1.png)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: ToneLa on March 07, 2020, 12:29:24 AM
she adorable <3
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 07, 2020, 12:32:30 AM
She had me crying for five minutes straight because she is like the little girl I lost two weeks ago in a different coloured coat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: ToneLa on March 07, 2020, 12:39:31 AM
You're lovely Twed. She looks so soft and sweet.

And uh... little girl thing. If joke - heh, If not? You're amazing, and keep pouring your astute, right love out where it is needed (actually that can apply to anything) x
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 07, 2020, 12:42:56 AM
Your plants ARE her water source. Them's the rules.

My cat loves watching a bouncy ball we have bounce up and down, closest he gets to playing nowadays. I bounced the ball earlier and he barely kept up with it and it landed smack in the middle of his bonce. Barely registered it, just blinked at me then slowly slunk off to the other settee to cwtch up.

Utter gimp aye.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 07, 2020, 12:47:00 AM
You're lovely Twed. She looks so soft and sweet.

And uh... little girl thing. If joke - heh, If not?
Previous cat stopped being alive
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: ToneLa on March 07, 2020, 12:47:34 AM
Previous cat stopped being alive

...... I'm so fucking sorry :(
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 07, 2020, 12:49:54 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/SCsG3j1.png)

Overwatering is the biggest killer of houseplants.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 07, 2020, 12:53:38 AM
...... I'm so fucking sorry :(
<3

Overwatering is the main cause of houseplants dying.
Well the big one is a plastic plant with a moss ball and the other two are snake plants that I'm haplessly trying to clone.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 07, 2020, 04:23:16 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/KqQHCUp.jpg)

This is what I sleep next to now
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on March 07, 2020, 04:23:59 PM
I sleep in a racing cat
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 07, 2020, 04:35:02 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/FHMn7Fk/20200307-160048.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QDRXm47)

Proper gormless, his last tooth rotting away as well, old bugger.

(https://i.ibb.co/ryWC83M/20200224-091554.jpg) (https://ibb.co/88hWvb2)

He's the most content cat going most the time.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: easytarget on March 10, 2020, 05:46:26 PM
Cat seems more settled in to the house now.
I found a brush that she enjoys scratching her face against and she's started playing fetch with bits of trash.
Taking her to the vet this afternoon as her breathing is wheezy and I want to stop worrying about that.

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Thomas on March 11, 2020, 07:04:36 PM
dr troy's sad thread has prompted me to post in here about my cat. Ziggy, named for his odd eyes (one was scarred whilst he was a feral strayboy). Not allowed outside owing to a contagious feline disease, unless we're patrolling the patio together:

(https://i.ibb.co/Brs0CtQ/ziggy-lead.png)

It's so funny to see him discern between people. You can see him working out which person is which if the house is busy. He has his favourites (myself and my partner, obviously - he clings to us), his tolerables, and one person he seems to despise: my former housemate, who moved out a couple of months ago. He returned to visit the other day. Ziggy immediately recognised him and hissed, something he never does. Hates the man. He hates all other cats, too. Fluffs up and scowls at them through the window. Had a bad time on the streets.

Loves staring at shadows, at the moment. If a car goes past the house he immediately looks to the ceiling, expecting a shadow.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on March 11, 2020, 10:04:06 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/UocBw0w.jpg)

This prick follows me around meowing and climbing up my legs until I pick him up. When he's being held like this it's pretty much the only time he shuts the fuck up. What a bellend.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on March 11, 2020, 10:47:33 PM
May I humourously imply that the above comment was written by the one on the right? Thanks
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 11, 2020, 11:46:12 PM
Only if I can pretend that by "on the right" you're implying the cat is a fascist.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: weekender on March 11, 2020, 11:54:19 PM
Well it's not going to be said by the liberal left-wing cunt on the left, is it?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on March 12, 2020, 08:45:00 AM
dr troy's sad thread has prompted me to post in here about my cat. Ziggy, named for his odd eyes (one was scarred whilst he was a feral strayboy). Not allowed outside owing to a contagious feline disease, unless we're patrolling the patio together:

(https://i.ibb.co/Brs0CtQ/ziggy-lead.png)

It's so funny to see him discern between people. You can see him working out which person is which if the house is busy. He has his favourites (myself and my partner, obviously - he clings to us), his tolerables, and one person he seems to despise: my former housemate, who moved out a couple of months ago. He returned to visit the other day. Ziggy immediately recognised him and hissed, something he never does. Hates the man. He hates all other cats, too. Fluffs up and scowls at them through the window. Had a bad time on the streets.

Loves staring at shadows, at the moment. If a car goes past the house he immediately looks to the ceiling, expecting a shadow.
Aww, Ziggy is lovely. I love the reason for the choice of name!
It's funny how he remembers your old housemate, sees him again and hates him all over again.
Maybe cats have a bit of that "elephants never forget" thing going on.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on March 12, 2020, 08:51:02 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/UocBw0w.jpg)

This prick follows me around meowing and climbing up my legs until I pick him up. When he's being held like this it's pretty much the only time he shuts the fuck up. What a bellend.

Can I have him please thanks.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Tikwid on March 13, 2020, 01:22:00 PM
Presenting my girlfriend's tortie, Jinx:
(https://i.imgur.com/1mxZnyt.png)
A five-year-old kitty that fully embodies the mythic "tortitude": kneader of settees and duvets, affectionate lap-curler to most, oddly aggressive and swipy to some, and the closest thing to a witch's familiar I've ever known <3
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 15, 2020, 04:44:48 AM
https://imgur.com/a/l6zbzTT

EXTREMELY CUTE BEHAVIOUR
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on March 15, 2020, 11:27:50 AM
https://imgur.com/a/l6zbzTT

EXTREMELY CUTE BEHAVIOUR

Gorgeous, but that pink collar has to go.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on March 15, 2020, 11:30:55 AM
Presenting my girlfriend's tortie, Jinx:
(https://i.imgur.com/1mxZnyt.png)
A five-year-old kitty that fully embodies the mythic "tortitude": kneader of settees and duvets, affectionate lap-curler to most, oddly aggressive and swipy to some, and the closest thing to a witch's familiar I've ever known <3

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. And there's nothing better than a tail neatly folded over feet.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on March 15, 2020, 11:41:48 AM
Meow meow meow meow meow.
https://youtu.be/K31fwTXFtmU (https://youtu.be/K31fwTXFtmU)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on March 15, 2020, 01:01:39 PM
Meow meow meow meow meow.
https://youtu.be/K31fwTXFtmU (https://youtu.be/K31fwTXFtmU)

That got a much needed lol from me.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 15, 2020, 02:06:05 PM
It's saying "Pink collar for me now"
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 15, 2020, 02:07:36 PM
Bought a Valerian spray for my boy and he half loves it and half freaks the fuck out.

Doesn't know whether he's coming or going, the poor sod.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: tao of wub on March 16, 2020, 11:36:30 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/mdtQHOD.jpg)

An artist loves their cat.

This is on a bridge that will be familiar to anybody who has ever stayed in Amsterdams Zeeburg.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: tao of wub on March 16, 2020, 11:44:07 AM
More cat related graf.  All the galleries were shut in 'dam but plenty of street art to see.

(https://i.imgur.com/TMKfkBT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/No7odb0.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on March 16, 2020, 11:53:04 AM
As with all street art, it’s never as good as Croydon:

(https://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/resources/images/7588923.jpg?display=1&htype=0&type=responsive-gallery)

And always worth a repost:

(https://pics.me.me/hisarrival-was-foretold-in-ancient-murals-126763.png)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Gurke and Hare on March 29, 2020, 10:25:12 PM
Crisis? What crisis?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EUSHVg8WoAAiMwM?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on March 29, 2020, 11:04:33 PM
Aaaah...that's one chilled-out cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 29, 2020, 11:11:05 PM
Are you allowed to touch that belly?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on March 29, 2020, 11:20:03 PM
I leave the belly well alone.  Aye though, some of them do seem to allow you.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 29, 2020, 11:23:25 PM
Mine invite me to, and their paws. But I'm not allowed to stroke Watson on his back. Odd guy.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on March 29, 2020, 11:28:15 PM
Little touch of arthritis perhaps? One of my Mum's cats has it in her hips, so we have to watch when stroking and brushing near there.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on March 29, 2020, 11:28:40 PM
Mine invite me to, and their paws. But I'm not allowed to stroke Watson on his back. Odd guy.

Weird. I usually get away with about six seconds of belly strokage with my cats before the inevitable bleeding. My work colleagues must think I self-harm.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on March 29, 2020, 11:47:06 PM
Little touch of arthritis perhaps? One of my Mum's cats has it in her hips, so we have to watch when stroking and brushing near there.
Yeah, I left out the details but it's a combination of luxating patella, a cyst and general overweight cat problems. He's so good when I brush him, you can tell he's putting up with it for me. Good boy. I feel these cats came from a family that loved them.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Gurke and Hare on March 30, 2020, 01:19:38 PM
Tummy is fully accessible.

(https://i.imgur.com/qGWd40g.jpg)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on March 30, 2020, 02:12:12 PM
I respect the Jelly belly, as I said, I don't touch that fluffy, gorgeous area. But I do love to pick him up for a cuddle. As soon as I got him, I knew I'd want to cuddle him a lot and that some cats can be iffy, so I built up a pleasant association by picking him up in the kitchen and asking him if he wanted some food.

So he's cool with me carrying him around for a bit, as it's usually right before being fed.

I love the looks they give you that tell you how much they love you, you just see it all in their eyes, it's amazing. It's great when your cat gets to that stage where it's comfortable to hold your gaze, which is otherwise generally taken as a sign of aggression.

This is the night I got out of the hospital; he lay next to me and we just stared at each other for ages.

(https://i.postimg.cc/0jFbH9zK/IMG-20200330-140321.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on March 30, 2020, 02:18:14 PM
My cat Clive loves being held, and when he wants to be picked up he'll start meowing and stretching on my leg. Recently, if I don't pick him up because I'm busy or whatever, he's started leaping up at me. It's resulted in some pretty gnarly scratches on my chest, back and shoulders...

Don't get me wrong, I like that's he so affectionate but owwwww.

He doesn't do this to my girlfriend, which I guess is a compliment to me in a way?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 30, 2020, 02:20:07 PM
I had to clip my cat's nails the other day, that was really fun as he hates being picked up at the best of times. Had to give him a shitload of Dreamies to mollify him and he's had nauseating sulphur squits since.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on March 30, 2020, 02:58:31 PM
I may have mentioned this a few pages back, but I applied at my local cat shelter to be a foster parent, as they wanted their main building cleared out during the virus lockdown. So, we got accepted, and although they were all out of cats initially (good problem to have) I'm getting Huck and Salem to look after, at some point this afternoon. Here's photos of them in their current accommodation, looking forward to meeting them.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49716787872_4c8ce43fbb_w.jpg) (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49715933373_55712d39c5_w.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Hand Solo on March 30, 2020, 03:31:30 PM
Weird. I usually get away with about six seconds of belly strokage with my cats before the inevitable bleeding. My work colleagues must think I self-harm.

Yep. All my previous cats loved having their belly scratched, but this latest ones, Jess, the half-feral one will take about 1 second of it before grabbing your hand in her front claws and then will kick her back legs up iat you n sharp bursts until you're eviscerated. 'Orrible really, but they like that the little girls.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on March 30, 2020, 04:04:24 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/H4otDoy.jpg)

Here's a particularly pleasing photograph of my two. Obviously completely oblivious to the state of the world outside and fair play to them.

(https://i.imgur.com/uMUmzER.jpg)

Now I'm stuck indoors I'm finding that Cleo is absolutely relishing every opportunity to curl up on my lap. The smug satisfaction on her face never fails to amuse my girlfriend. There is a hierarchy of who's allowed on my lap in this house and Cleo is at the top.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on March 30, 2020, 04:11:08 PM
Gorgeous tortie. That's one smug cat.

P.S. You have far too much hair to be posting on CaB.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on March 30, 2020, 04:21:53 PM
Jelly

Nice to see Jelly has a ginger version of a little Poirot moustache. May I suggest that all of his internal monologue is conducted in a hammy Belgian accent.


Well, it's Monday, it's twenty past four, and it's time for a mottled paw

      (https://i.imgur.com/8xgIfd9.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: olliebean on March 30, 2020, 10:21:41 PM
I'm wondering if my experience with cat's claws in the same as others'. In my experience cats don't tend to scratch with their claws (except to sharpen them, against a tree or the corner of your couch). Rather, they grab with their claws - hard enough to hurt, but usually not hard enough to break the skin - and it's only if you pull away that you get scratched. If you stay put, let your hand be grabbed, and grin and bear it until they let go, you'll usually come away unscathed.

Just me?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on March 30, 2020, 10:27:32 PM
I'm wondering if my experience with cat's claws in the same as others'. In my experience cats don't tend to scratch with their claws (except to sharpen them, against a tree or the corner of your couch). Rather, they grab with their claws - hard enough to hurt, but usually not hard enough to break the skin - and it's only if you pull away that you get scratched. If you stay put, let your hand be grabbed, and grin and bear it until they let go, you'll usually come away unscathed.

Just me?

I can see your logic, but most of the cats I've had behave like Hand Solo's. They might just grab with the front claws, but they still slice the shit out of you with their turbo-powered back legs.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on March 30, 2020, 10:33:26 PM
I'm wondering if my experience with cat's claws in the same as others'. In my experience cats don't tend to scratch with their claws (except to sharpen them, against a tree or the corner of your couch). Rather, they grab with their claws - hard enough to hurt, but usually not hard enough to break the skin - and it's only if you pull away that you get scratched. If you stay put, let your hand be grabbed, and grin and bear it until they let go, you'll usually come away unscathed.

Just me?

Pretty much yeah. I think they're practicing hunting, and it's certainly indicative of being in play mode, so they're tying to catch your hand as it tries to escape.

When a cat shows its belly, it's being very vulnerable and trusting you. This is why I don't mess with the belly at all really, and why some folks are coming away bleeding :-)



the: hehe you could be right. Actually when I first got pics of him, I remember highlighting the asymmetrical nature of his little tache as the only reason I might not take him, but VERY thankfully got over my silly OCD-based objections.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on March 30, 2020, 10:36:41 PM
I can see your logic, but most of the cats I've had behave like Hand Solo's. They might just grab with the front claws, but they still slice the shit out of you with their turbo-powered back legs.

I did some play fighting early on with Jelly, even though I knew I shouldn't use my hands. Quickly replaced them with a toy, and still do that now when he goes into play mode. I gently remove my hands and use his snake or other toy instead.

If he wants to practice evisceration, he can do it on a toy instead of on my hands :-)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 30, 2020, 11:53:26 PM
Cats will get the claws out when they need to. Mine never really did unless you really fucked with him, like trying to clean the scruffy cunt.

Any scratch damage is retracted I think.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on March 31, 2020, 06:50:44 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49716787872_4c8ce43fbb_w.jpg)

That cat is fucking immense.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on March 31, 2020, 01:13:04 PM
That cat is fucking immense.
Day 1 is up, and they've spent most of the time hiding in a wardrobe. But they've had several moves recently, so I expect it'll take them a little while to relax. I'm confident that it'll go well, though, I've already given them both some fuss and I saw Huck (the immense boy) sat in the window watching the world go by while I was just outside.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on March 31, 2020, 01:24:38 PM
She likes to steal pencils and clothes pegs

(https://i.imgur.com/AfKB95F.jpgg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on March 31, 2020, 01:25:15 PM
What a looker!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on March 31, 2020, 01:34:20 PM
Not so much looking at you, as thinking about some mackerel
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Thomas on March 31, 2020, 01:39:50 PM
My cat, who was half-feral when we took him in, has become very lax about the belly. And I don't just mean that he's put on weight (as I insist to my housemates, the development of an abdominal fat pad is normal for neutered cats). He's also very good with his claws. Keeps them retracted if we're play-fighting. He's never deliberately scratched me, and, as I mentioned a couple of pages ago, there's only one innocent human he's ever taken a dislike to, for apparently private but unassailable reasons.

(https://i.ibb.co/4Ysssnh/zig.png)

However, there was A Biting Incident early on. I was walking him on his lead when we saw another cat. Ziggy hates other cats, and isn't allowed near them, and this one sent him into a panicked frenzy. As he span around and lashed out, tangling himself up in his lead, he sank his fangs into my arm. The pain and blood were startling. He loped around apologetically for the rest of the day. I've now got four bright white puncture scars. Poor creature, didn't mean it. I've learned not to bother him if he catches sight of another cat through the window. I just let him stare. He doesn't care about dogs, but another cat - the red mist descends.

The things we do for carnivorous animals that could feasibly kill us if they put their minds to it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on March 31, 2020, 09:01:18 PM


(https://i.imgur.com/uMUmzER.jpg)


Yours has the same 2-tone face as mine.

(https://i.imgur.com/tYsZykp.jpg)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 31, 2020, 09:36:43 PM
Mine just sat there with his tongue full out, looked weird. When I called him he got up and a couple of weird spaz attacks.

Poor boy.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 01, 2020, 05:38:10 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/RpbWMNS.png)

This was a very good addition to my desk
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on April 01, 2020, 08:20:08 AM
Awww, wee Luna looks so content.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 01, 2020, 08:22:27 AM
I've been very comforted by the picture you posted and the comments about their loving gazes.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on April 01, 2020, 08:42:17 AM
Meow meow meow meow meow.
https://youtu.be/K31fwTXFtmU (https://youtu.be/K31fwTXFtmU)

Was not expecting that at the end. A+++++ will probably listen to again. And again. And again.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on April 01, 2020, 09:46:16 AM
Was not expecting that at the end. A+++++ will probably listen to again. And again. And again.

Press '9' to repeat meow meow meow when watching vid.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Urinal Cake on April 01, 2020, 09:47:10 AM
Meow meow meow meow meow.
https://youtu.be/K31fwTXFtmU (https://youtu.be/K31fwTXFtmU)
I thought the guy leaning out of the car was Paul Putner but then I realised this isn't the '90s.

Also I dislike cats. I dislike police. But together with a kpop song they're alright https://youtu.be/if-CdJ_Onw0
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on April 01, 2020, 12:45:46 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/RpbWMNS.png)

This was a very good addition to my desk

Awww...damn cute. I've lost count of the number of cat beds I've bought which my two simply ignore in favour of random surfaces. The only one which did work was one of those cat hammocks you hook over a radiator, but Christ knows how my boy Branston can cope with it when the heating's on full blast.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on April 01, 2020, 12:50:07 PM
Awww...damn cute. I've lost count of the number of cat beds I've bought which my two simply ignore in favour of random surfaces.

Yeah, this is what happened when I bought mine a cat bed

(https://i.imgur.com/IVjMdAf.jpg/)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cuellar on April 01, 2020, 12:55:10 PM
Wish I had a cat these days. Is there some sort of cat adoption delivery service?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on April 01, 2020, 12:57:44 PM
Wish I had a cat these days. Is there some sort of cat adoption delivery service?

You could register as a short-term fosterer with Blue Cross (https://www.bluecross.org.uk/), Cats Protection (https://www.cats.org.uk/) or your local cattery. I know Blue Cross have definitely been looking for people to help take the load off their skeleton crew during the coronacrisis. You'd get to meet loads of the little tykes (but also have to say goodbye to them on a regular basis).
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on April 01, 2020, 05:25:04 PM
I love these splodgy / calico / tabby / tortoiseshell ones, I had no idea cats could have coloured paws.  These type are also natural leaders:

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/28/article-2403739-1B7EC8A8000005DC-708_634x842.jpg)

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/28/article-2403739-1B7EC8C8000005DC-796_634x411.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on April 01, 2020, 05:31:15 PM
Torties can have coloured ears too (even our vet seemed surprised by this):

(https://i.imgur.com/JeA3N5h.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: studpuppet on April 01, 2020, 05:32:34 PM
My two boys doing the worst ABBA impression ever.

(https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/91591009_10157843002871885_4940467135030755328_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_oc=AQnpoQDNI_H5xrJoyPRD2elIEqrDhE_-2rwARFAj3IY620Z-jdLK25glJ4QzdB_s9Zs&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1.xx&_nc_tp=7&oh=8c12ba00014b84d9c9936014fb6b0d53&oe=5EA96327)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on April 01, 2020, 05:37:35 PM
I don't wanna alarm you, but you appear to have a completely symmetrical cat
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on April 01, 2020, 07:16:40 PM
(https://www.yves.brette.biz/public/gif_et_autres_arts/un_peu_d_exercice_a_la_maison.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 01, 2020, 07:20:22 PM
That is a cat that fucks.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: PeasOnSticks on April 01, 2020, 09:38:43 PM
Is it evil to keep a cat in a small flat? I'd really like to have one - and all these beautiful pics are strengthening my resolve - but I can't help thinking it would be cruel to coop it up with no access to the great outdoors. I'm talking 38m2, by the way. Grew up with a lovely cat, but that was in a house with a garden.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on April 01, 2020, 10:01:34 PM
Have you considered a cat with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)?  They have to be kept indoors and are sometimes harder to adopt:

https://www.cats.org.uk/northayrshire/adopt-a-cat/fiv
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on April 01, 2020, 10:17:42 PM
Or you could offer a retirement home for an older cat (don’t click if you’re feeling fragile (sadface)):

https://www.rspca.org.uk/local/newcastle-and-north-northumberland-branch/findapet/details/HERALD/BSA2096470/rehome
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: PeasOnSticks on April 01, 2020, 10:23:36 PM
Thanks, Captain Crunch. Good thinking.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on April 01, 2020, 10:54:14 PM
Look at this decrepit shitbag drooling all over my bag.

(https://i.ibb.co/MDz7WXd/20200401-224642.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TBQtpCy)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on April 02, 2020, 07:55:10 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/eeCQjLY.jpg)

Queenie being extremely saucy.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on April 02, 2020, 08:14:21 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/nooGEZl.jpg?1)

Oscar in a similar filthy pose.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on April 02, 2020, 08:17:02 PM
Pretty sure my cat's last tooth is about to fall out. Poor fucker.

Gotta be on his last legs now.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 02, 2020, 08:21:59 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/MstCU7z.png)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on April 02, 2020, 08:30:34 PM
What a beaut!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 02, 2020, 09:13:19 PM
Pretty sure my cat's last tooth is about to fall out. Poor fucker.

Gotta be on his last legs now.
And you gave him a comfortable loving home!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Sin Agog on April 02, 2020, 09:48:07 PM
Nemmy, the runt of her litter, in a rare moment when she is not attached to me like a barnacle. (https://i.ibb.co/XkXq3Q8/0-AD9466-B-33-FF-4-D8-D-848-F-88-DD8-B91-A50-E.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on April 03, 2020, 12:22:02 AM
I am an admirer of solid colour cats.  Black is great, grey is sublime.  Lovely cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on April 03, 2020, 12:30:57 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/SXehhGW.png)

Walking back from the supermarket yesterday on my bi-monthly shop/bit of outdoors action and burst out laughing at this calico kitten giving me the judgemental eye. The carrier bags were full of the essentials but it clearly knew I had a load of ales and a bottle of gin in the rucksack.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on April 03, 2020, 12:35:17 PM
That is amazing!  No mercy in that stare.

Also love little Oscar’s coloured paw pad things, it’s like he’s been doing ink prints on his bestseller. 
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on April 03, 2020, 05:59:58 PM
I'm loving the awesomeness of all your cats.

I think you would all appreciate this fabulous kitten, a better actress than Streep

https://www.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/fa9lwc/one_of_our_kittens_is_a_bit_of_a_drama_queen/
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: petercussing on April 03, 2020, 06:25:26 PM
On my gov. mandated excercise sesh a couple of days ago, when i was really stressed from trying to help dying businesses and working 11/12hrs a day and being entirely without human company, i was cycling back over a semi country route i take and right in the middle of the psth was a lovely grey kitty. I stop and it just burst up to me with and insane energy and started nuzzling me and trying to get me to stroke it and i ended up mucking about petting it for about 10 mins before i bust off feeling refreshed and loved by the universe.

Then end
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on April 03, 2020, 08:58:22 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/SXehhGW.png)

Walking back from the supermarket yesterday on my bi-monthly shop/bit of outdoors action and burst out laughing at this calico kitten giving me the judgemental eye. The carrier bags were full of the essentials but it clearly knew I had a load of ales and a bottle of gin in the rucksack.


Of course he knew. They all know.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Sin Agog on April 04, 2020, 09:14:52 AM
On my gov. mandated excercise sesh a couple of days ago, when i was really stressed from trying to help dying businesses and working 11/12hrs a day and being entirely without human company, i was cycling back over a semi country route i take and right in the middle of the psth was a lovely grey kitty. I stop and it just burst up to me with and insane energy and started nuzzling me and trying to get me to stroke it and i ended up mucking about petting it for about 10 mins before i bust off feeling refreshed and loved by the universe.

Then end

I feel like a dick saying this, but I'm hoping people aren't doing this.  Nemmy is a right coquette, but I'm still letting her out in the hope that no one will pet her.  When she comes indoors she plants herself right where I sleep, and even though pets aren't thought to be carriers...they are sort of like cloth, and if she gets corona-coated I'm fucked.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 04, 2020, 09:24:30 AM
does she ever bring home egg
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on April 04, 2020, 12:31:02 PM
I thought I saw something about idiots trying to disinfect their pets.  I couldn’t find it so maybe I imagined it but I did find this little promo video Bob Mortimer did for Cats Protection:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e1oi6WajUY
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Gurke and Hare on April 04, 2020, 09:04:40 PM
I could totally watch a series that was just Bob playing with cats. Come on ITV!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Gurke and Hare on April 07, 2020, 07:42:33 PM
Working from home update

(https://i.imgur.com/dr7t6OV.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on April 07, 2020, 07:48:39 PM
The cat on the left looks totally unfazed by that, I bet he twats the hissing cat after that photo was taken.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Gurke and Hare on April 07, 2020, 08:10:58 PM
The cat on the left looks totally unfazed by that, I bet he twats the hissing cat after that photo was taken.

Totally did. One swing of the paw and the other one legged it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on April 07, 2020, 08:20:51 PM
Send the picture to Countryfile.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on April 07, 2020, 09:41:21 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/bPY94zP.jpg?1)

Top quality chonkey boi encounter on my morning run. 10/10, would pet again.

(https://i.imgur.com/bnssODj.jpg?2)
-1 point for bad social distancing, so 9/10
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on April 07, 2020, 11:03:11 PM
From now on I will picture you as having only one tooth.  Or possibly a lower face that consists of a sideways cat's eye.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on April 10, 2020, 01:39:25 PM
Merlot who was 1 a couple weeks ago

(https://i.imgur.com/qPaeh8L.jpg)

Brie will be 1 in a couple weeks

(https://i.imgur.com/TkdKLe4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NWhJnju.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CJGiaOb.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on April 10, 2020, 01:55:12 PM
That 'observing your fish fingers' pic is a classic.


We started letting ours out a few weeks ago, and the other morning I was treated to the unbearably cute sight of Stella chasing a butterfly in the garden.

This was countered a couple of days later at teatime, when Ivan scoffed too much food and proceeded to honk it up in six different locations in the living room.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on April 10, 2020, 02:00:04 PM
That 'observing your fish fingers' pic is a classic.


We started letting ours out a few weeks ago, and the other morning I was treated to the unbearably cute sight of Stella chasing a butterfly in the garden.

This was countered a couple of days later at teatime, when Ivan scoffed too much food and proceeded to honk it up in six different locations in the living room.

Same here and it's been great as by the evening they are tired and sleep for the rest of the night bar the odd mad 10 mins. Good for them to get exercise and have a stretch too.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on April 10, 2020, 04:08:55 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/TkdKLe4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CJGiaOb.jpg)

Excellent cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Gurke and Hare on April 10, 2020, 05:46:39 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/CJGiaOb.jpg)

I too would like some fish fingers, waffles and beans.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on April 10, 2020, 05:59:47 PM
Beggin' for a finger.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on April 10, 2020, 06:04:11 PM
They're disgustingly photogenic cats.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: easytarget on April 10, 2020, 07:27:58 PM
(http://futurearsonists.com/images/ripley_inbox.png)
"Hello boss?
Yeah, don't give me any more stuff to do today. My inbox is full."
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on April 10, 2020, 07:53:50 PM
(http://futurearsonists.com/images/ripley_inbox.png)
"Hello boss?
Yeah, don't give me any more stuff to do today. My inbox is full."

I like how black cats coats can shimmer and shine some times under the right light.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on April 10, 2020, 09:34:38 PM
From now on I will picture you as having only one tooth.  Or possibly a lower face that consists of a sideways cat's eye.

The reality is far worse.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 10, 2020, 11:22:34 PM
Can't stop thinking about that delicious school night dinner. I'll be eating that right on the cusp of The Simpsons ending and TNG beginning.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jim Bob on April 11, 2020, 01:15:23 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/NWhJnju.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jqseOy7.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on April 11, 2020, 02:10:32 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/CJGiaOb.jpg)

There may be beautiful photos of cats.  There may be photos of beautiful cats.  But this photo encapsulates an entire history of human-cat relationship.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on April 11, 2020, 08:23:29 PM
Brie will be 1 in a couple weeks

(https://i.imgur.com/TkdKLe4.jpg)



(https://i.imgur.com/QiyV0gp.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 11, 2020, 08:33:40 PM
(https://external-preview.redd.it/qDP-4UbPEGONOtu4huZWKEMk2cfv5EE6WRQC0cdvFD8.jpg?auto=webp&s=a8c6bbe8767bad96f2916285399ed8cabf7c9e5f)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on April 12, 2020, 06:03:14 PM
Yeah, alright Brie. Stop hogging the limelight. Let's not forget about the OG Merlot.

(https://i.imgur.com/qPaeh8L.jpg)

What a beauty!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: derek stitt on April 12, 2020, 06:15:53 PM
Just swerved to miss a cat in my car, took the bumper off a parked car, gunna cost a fortune ( for me) to pay for damages. Worth it really, cats are bastards but don’t deserve to be squished for the sake of  a couple hundred quid.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on April 13, 2020, 04:57:03 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/KglPKJr.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/lRkyUsH.jpg?1)

The boyz chilling.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Thomas on April 13, 2020, 06:43:47 PM
Send the picture to Countryfile.

Or to a local newspaper, asking 'could these be escaped pumas?'

(Ace picture, Gurke).
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on April 13, 2020, 07:31:05 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/lRkyUsH.jpg?1)

No disrespect to his handsome brother, but what a cat. Absolutely bossing it with that moustache.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on April 14, 2020, 09:47:10 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/ncnt05nn/sleeve.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 14, 2020, 09:48:01 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/lRkyUsH.jpg?1)

No disrespect to his handsome brother, but what a cat. Absolutely bossing it with that moustache.
He looks like the robot assassin version of my Watson

I love him
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 14, 2020, 09:48:43 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/peaNsfo.png)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on April 14, 2020, 10:18:25 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/ncnt05nn/sleeve.jpg)

I love how they include a zoom-in of the two front legs, like we couldn't possibly understand the caption otherwise.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: monkfromhavana on April 14, 2020, 02:39:18 PM
I'm sure all your cats are all lovely and all that, but

Hello Alan
(https://i.imgur.com/OfAw7Gc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VAUxRr1.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 14, 2020, 03:24:58 PM
I love orange cats.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 14, 2020, 03:29:22 PM
But I hate Mondays!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on April 14, 2020, 06:07:48 PM
Yep he is a handsome sod. A stupid, scatty mog, but I love him and his brother-from-another mother.

Some more sunshine snaps.

(https://i.imgur.com/ns7qesO.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/VQVPl9y.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/k94KXaD.jpg?2)


Also Alan looks like a dude.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: monkfromhavana on April 14, 2020, 06:34:31 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/QJjXrNd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MGiY2er.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on April 16, 2020, 10:24:54 PM
More from today's photoshoot.

(https://i.imgur.com/KveQuza.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/UKY2ZN6.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/lEv1NiJ.jpg?2)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: FredNurke on April 16, 2020, 10:39:12 PM
That is a god among cats.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on April 17, 2020, 01:13:35 AM
There are few animals that can do smug like a cat can do smug.  Chameleons, I suppose.  But that's probably because they can change colour.  Smug chromatic bastards.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on April 17, 2020, 12:38:35 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/HXV1OYT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hn3MKLe.jpg)

Nowt more content than a cat soaked in sunshine, is there?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on April 17, 2020, 02:00:43 PM
Posh cunt eating a sandwich.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on April 17, 2020, 04:15:47 PM
Actually it wasn’t her eating it, it was me ... oh, oh I get it
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on April 17, 2020, 04:19:49 PM
Jokes. She's a beaut.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on April 17, 2020, 09:21:31 PM
She’s FAT. Had her weighed at the vet this week, she’s 5.2kg haha. He said we need to get her on the low calorie food and don’t let her get any bigger. It’s because she never bloody exercises, she just arses about all the live long day.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 17, 2020, 09:37:00 PM
Make sure to figure out if you could just calorie control her with regular food before putting her on the special "this is cat food for weight loss" food. Those foods are usually really high in carbs and pretty terrible for the cat and a much worse choice than just restricting the amount of normal food they eat. Remember that even though you'd expect a vet to worry about these things they don't usually have the time or inclination to research this either, or just settle on broad advice to make their job manageable. Or they get paid by the prescription food companies :-(

Hill's Science Plan is a success of marketing (backed by Colgate donchaknow) and not necessarily a success in the pet nutrition field.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on April 17, 2020, 10:17:59 PM
She’s FAT. Had her weighed at the vet this week, she’s 5.2kg haha.

Cleo is 5.2kg? My arse. Vet must have been including his own jealousy in that weigh-in.

Ditto to Dewt's advice too. My cats got a bit on the chunky side and it was basically down to me feeding them whenever the fuck they liked. As long as you establish a routine (and maybe chuck them a couple of healthy treats/meats when they're being super-needy), it'll fall straight back off again.

Wish the same formula worked for me.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on April 18, 2020, 12:01:16 PM
Very distinguished cat

(https://i.imgur.com/KveQuza.jpg?1)

Great photo

(https://i.imgur.com/HXV1OYT.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on April 18, 2020, 03:28:41 PM
My cats are being naughty today.

Last night (I presume) Ivan got into the place we keep their food and treats and ate THREE packets of Dreamies and ripped his way into a big bag of dry food. Stella may have been involved but Ivan is the main suspect as 1) he's a greedy git, and 2) today he's gone completely spherical around the middle.

And Stella (who still hasn't got the hand of retracting her claws when she wants to release herself from some fabric) pulled down a net curtain.

And that's repayment I get for dabbing their poo around the garden to mark their territory and try to ward off a big tom cat who's been attempting to assert himself in their space.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: alan nagsworth on April 18, 2020, 06:27:33 PM
Cleo is 5.2kg? My arse. Vet must have been including his own jealousy in that weigh-in.

Haha, you can't tell from the photos but she has got a proper swinging belly.

I am gonna look into some low calorie food for her since feeding her less than her brother hasn't had any effect.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on April 19, 2020, 04:10:31 PM
Hull cat 'fumin' at cost of video call.

(https://i2-prod.hulldailymail.co.uk/incoming/article4057212.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_WhatsApp-Image-2020-04-17-at-194527jpeg.jpg)

From here - https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/woman-furious-ripped-off-vet-4057116?fbclid=IwAR0ZIzHzpSzAg3XCtwzJTi0d-ZPrIZ0xUGgl9h2BaZLRdewD7uv6psVYB7k
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Malcy on April 19, 2020, 07:57:56 PM
My cat managed to lock me out of the house this afternoon. We were outside in the garden and after a while he went upstairs so I closed the door over and sat back outside.

After a few minutes I could hear him hitting the door and the chain so I went to open it and realised the noise was him hitting the key and turning it to lock! Tried the coat hanger method and no luck so I had to go find a set of ladders that I could borrow. Luckily got some at the end of the street but explaining why I needed them was a bit embarassing.

I got in after wrestling the kitchen window to get it to open while trying to press the button to make it open more. He just sat and watched me from the door not the least bit arsed about anything that had happened. He did pee on the stairs and miawoed loads when I was trying to open the door at first though.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on April 19, 2020, 09:48:28 PM
Hull cat 'fumin' at cost of video call.

(https://i2-prod.hulldailymail.co.uk/incoming/article4057212.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_WhatsApp-Image-2020-04-17-at-194527jpeg.jpg)

From here - https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/woman-furious-ripped-off-vet-4057116?fbclid=IwAR0ZIzHzpSzAg3XCtwzJTi0d-ZPrIZ0xUGgl9h2BaZLRdewD7uv6psVYB7k

Is it just me, or is that woman a silly cow?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on April 20, 2020, 12:10:46 AM
Yep he is a handsome sod. A stupid, scatty mog, but I love him and his brother-from-another mother.

Some more sunshine snaps.

(https://i.imgur.com/ns7qesO.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/VQVPl9y.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/k94KXaD.jpg?2)


Also Alan looks like a dude.

Oh my. He's unbelievable, best of cats.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on April 20, 2020, 01:17:22 AM
Just love how he keeps slapping that left paw out. What a dashing devil.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 20, 2020, 01:20:53 AM
My cat managed to lock me out of the house this afternoon. We were outside in the garden and after a while he went upstairs so I closed the door over and sat back outside.

After a few minutes I could hear him hitting the door and the chain so I went to open it and realised the noise was him hitting the key and turning it to lock! Tried the coat hanger method and no luck so I had to go find a set of ladders that I could borrow. Luckily got some at the end of the street but explaining why I needed them was a bit embarassing.

I got in after wrestling the kitchen window to get it to open while trying to press the button to make it open more. He just sat and watched me from the door not the least bit arsed about anything that had happened. He did pee on the stairs and miawoed loads when I was trying to open the door at first though.
(https://i.makeagif.com/media/10-27-2014/43kgSd.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: holyzombiejesus on April 20, 2020, 03:04:31 PM
Should I be worried that my (15 year old) cat has just walked in with one of his front teeth hanging off. He seems quite relaxed about it. All our local vets (and taxi firms) are closed so if I needed to get him in somewhere it's something like a 3 hour round trip on a train.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on April 20, 2020, 03:20:50 PM
He's of an age where he's bound to lose teeth.  Just keep an eye on him to make sure he isn't in too much pain and that he doesn't choke on it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: holyzombiejesus on April 20, 2020, 03:27:20 PM
Ah, ok. Thanks Cerys. I'll keep checking on him and try and get a better look when my wife gets home from work.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on April 20, 2020, 03:29:30 PM
Should I be worried that my (15 year old) cat has just walked in with one of his front teeth hanging off. He seems quite relaxed about it. All our local vets (and taxi firms) are closed so if I needed to get him in somewhere it's something like a 3 hour round trip on a train.

Thought I saw blood in my cat's mouthtoday, indicating his last tooth is on his way out.

He's been iffy for the past few weeks with his mouth (drooling, tongue hanging out, not eating on that side etc) but it lessened of late, but this made me think its either pushing up against his gum or its rotting away.

Doesn't seem fussed though so I don't know.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on April 20, 2020, 10:34:58 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/H0UtzX8.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Wonderful Butternut on April 20, 2020, 10:42:23 PM
One of mine is currently sitting across the back of my neck. It's a habit he developed as a kitten, but at 9 and a bit months old, he's a bit heavy to be doing it now.

Ow.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on April 21, 2020, 09:28:00 AM
Settin' yourself up there mate: sitting on you
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on April 21, 2020, 10:18:10 AM
One of mine is currently sitting across the back of my neck. It's a habit he developed as a kitten, but at 9 and a bit months old, he's a bit heavy to be doing it now.

Ow.

One of the cats we had when I was growing up liked curling up in a tiny circle on me or my Mum's left shoulder when we got him as a kitten, and he kept trying doing it even when he got much too big, and for the rest of his 15 year life. Never had the heart to push him off though so just used to end up with him draped across me or flopped down my back. He probably wondered why we got smaller.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on April 21, 2020, 06:25:03 PM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/55bc343711d0b55e457ef63635194682/fd704ed0091a39ae-de/s540x810/5712bd1a7acd377d8b7bf2a84ccfb99cbca24a7a.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 22, 2020, 12:14:11 AM
Please regard this handsome little cherub of mine:

https://imgur.com/RLlUM0f
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on April 22, 2020, 12:49:03 AM
I love it when cats wink at you. What did the cat want anyway? It was pointing with it's ear to something.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 22, 2020, 01:18:39 AM
He was just interested in what my other cat was doing.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on April 22, 2020, 01:59:05 AM
Please regard this handsome little cherub of mine:

https://imgur.com/RLlUM0f

What a beauty! Do you not think the bell is a bit cruel though? Apparently does cats' fucking heads in.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 22, 2020, 03:12:57 AM
Apparently is the key word there. And the bell is silent apart from the tiny jingle it makes against the collar. It has no ringer inside. The little tags with your phone number on that you can attach make more noise.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 22, 2020, 12:41:54 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/r5rZB4y.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on April 23, 2020, 03:45:58 PM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/94223044_10221619433065014_3703171831117643776_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_oc=AQn7xkzN4yj5DD4aN4KSP9OY63fwhC96XQane7DFHQSc2iCAk2C0PI5IuaCrgmmqt5E&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&_nc_tp=7&oh=3a00fd854a497ad026fc034355153117&oe=5EC73F62)

I bet he was trying on the leggings and clawing at the Jeffrey Archer novels. 
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 23, 2020, 03:48:11 PM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/94223044_10221619433065014_3703171831117643776_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_oc=AQn7xkzN4yj5DD4aN4KSP9OY63fwhC96XQane7DFHQSc2iCAk2C0PI5IuaCrgmmqt5E&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&_nc_tp=7&oh=3a00fd854a497ad026fc034355153117&oe=5EC73F62)

I bet he was trying on the leggings and clawing at the Jeffrey Archer novels. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FljGi6jzDmM
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on April 23, 2020, 03:53:13 PM
You know that door was open all along. 
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jittlebags on April 23, 2020, 11:13:16 PM
On the allotment today and yesterday. 5 cats inhabit it, or at least visit. Big black thing, big grey thing, a tortoisehell, a black and white one, and a blue grey, thet last two being quite young as they've only started coming in recently. The last three march around, chasing bees and butterflies, normally in a time share manner. The first two overlap with the others, and given the vocalisations, I beleive they are toms after a bit of feline on feline action. Dirty hairy bastards.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on April 25, 2020, 07:48:17 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/VVmFuGj.png)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on April 25, 2020, 11:56:09 PM
:)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on April 28, 2020, 09:17:04 PM
(https://j.gifs.com/ROJ3xY.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jittlebags on April 28, 2020, 10:43:31 PM
Seen you...
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: tmg513 on April 30, 2020, 07:14:12 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/zzepzhz.jpg?1)

I've got so bored in the lockdown I've taught my George to fly.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on April 30, 2020, 08:02:53 AM
Holy fucking crap imagine the flop that fucker could do

He'd[1] totally belly you
 1. I am assuming your cat's gender here and the name George puts me on thin ice friend
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Gurke and Hare on May 05, 2020, 04:30:13 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/jvSJG1r.jpg)

So these two magpies flew into a tree

(https://i.imgur.com/puVnnem.jpg)

Where they were followed by one of the local cats, who wasn't really sure how to get down

(https://i.imgur.com/x9RddLE.jpg)

And they hopped down to the fence to laugh at him.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on May 05, 2020, 04:35:33 PM
I met a lovely silvery maine coon the other day.  But I don't know how to post images here, so you'll have to hold my hand and join me in fantastic imaginings.

ahhh what a beautiful coat ahhh
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on May 08, 2020, 11:00:17 PM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/8ccb94735f0c75daaea7addb49a6304f/3d54a6362677e07e-e9/s640x960/ed8cba8e8f830101c42191f5927b01ae10ec8ede.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jim Bob on May 09, 2020, 03:52:26 AM
I tawt I taw a puddy tat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on May 11, 2020, 06:17:39 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXwBYJQXYAE2bTN?format=jpg&name=large)

toes are large
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jim Bob on May 11, 2020, 06:52:54 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/pWNtZII.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/wjhlRKl.jpg?1)
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Post by: Dewt on May 11, 2020, 06:57:57 PM
heh
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on May 11, 2020, 07:54:25 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXwBYJQXYAE2bTN?format=jpg&name=large)

toes are large

Stop taking  pictures of my night paws Twed.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on May 11, 2020, 07:55:59 PM
She holds them up in the air like that, she's just asking to model them.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on May 12, 2020, 08:12:27 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXwBYJQXYAE2bTN?format=jpg&name=large)

toes are large

THUMB!   CAT THUMB!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on May 18, 2020, 08:28:12 AM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/e43d6c6d2909ac123fc6ab49b85d2323/c382e7839ed7b413-73/s540x810/c692fce78ea286c6cbffee36b501b11d3a5d06d8.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on May 20, 2020, 06:50:12 PM
I had a video meeting with 10 other people yesterday, all working from home, and did a single one of them have a cat wander into the frame in an hour and a bloody half? No they bloody didn't. Useless fucks, pointless meeting.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: tmg513 on May 20, 2020, 09:39:51 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/zzepzhz.jpg?1)

I've taught my George to fly.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on May 20, 2020, 09:59:54 PM
I don't think that's real

I think you just lowered your garden
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: tmg513 on May 20, 2020, 10:57:32 PM
I don't think that's real

I think you just lowered your garden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG7LYGMKfGc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG7LYGMKfGc)

Of course it's fucking real, here he is practising.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on May 20, 2020, 11:02:49 PM
That is him being made nervous by the sounds of the machinery you have installed to manipulate the ground-level of your garden.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on May 21, 2020, 12:45:56 AM
George is top class.

Was it a small fox or is George a very big dude?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: tmg513 on May 21, 2020, 12:37:45 PM
George is top class.

Was it a small fox or is George a very big dude?
He's 14lbs of fighting tabby.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cuellar on May 21, 2020, 12:48:50 PM
We've got a semi-regular cat visitor - very friendly, but looks quite skinny and slightly patchy fur on the tail. No collar. Don't know if it's a stray or what...feel quite sorry for it because it doesn't look well fed. I've put pictures up on Pets Relocated or whatever (link from the RSPCA website). Thinking of putting a paper collar round its neck with my phone number on it.

Poor little blighter

(https://i.imgur.com/jB1NmaO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3XVU2SJ.jpg)
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Post by: bgmnts on May 21, 2020, 12:49:02 PM
The continuing decline of my cat:

He has started to breath really stupidly and actually full on snores like a human. Probably a combination of his mouth being a bit gimpy and possibly asthma or just oldfuckitis. Can't reach vet atm. He doesn't seem in pain or anything, probably just gently slipping away, which is much nicer I suppose.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Fishfinger on May 21, 2020, 01:50:59 PM
RIP Lionel, my neighbour's cat. He was amazing, but didn't understand cars.

(https://i.imgur.com/ADJXFlf.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Fishfinger on May 21, 2020, 01:53:52 PM
He was put outdoors during the day, and clearly didn't like it that much, because he was always trying to get indoors.

Once he killed a long, grey rat with a single stab and lay next to it, a dab of russet on his cheek. I will always regret not taking a photo. It seemed a bit morbid, but in hindsight it would've been perfect.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Fishfinger on May 21, 2020, 02:09:29 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/mzOYMqH.jpg)

He tortured rodents but he was otherwise a good guy. He gave me kitty headbutts.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on May 21, 2020, 03:01:00 PM
Massive fan of Lionel.  What an excellent example of a cat, and also of a name for a cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Fishfinger on May 21, 2020, 03:06:06 PM
Massive fan of Lionel.  What an excellent example of a cat, and also of a name for a cat.

Yes.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on May 21, 2020, 03:13:57 PM
RIP Lionel, my neighbour's cat. He was amazing, but didn't understand cars.

(https://i.imgur.com/ADJXFlf.jpg)


Displaying the misanthropy of a true CaBber
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Fishfinger on May 21, 2020, 03:31:36 PM
That rat, there was a visible organ. He literally ripped out a vital organ in single bite or swipe. And then didn't play with it. Just lay there, until I acknowledged the kill. Then he arose, calmly, and started cleaning himself. What a good boy. More recently, my neighbour told me he bought a cheap air rifle to finish off the rodents, because he was cruel. Not the Lionel I knew. RIP.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on May 21, 2020, 03:44:06 PM
Displaying the misanthropy of a true CaBber

Well put – the perfect withering “and what?” look there. 
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: pigamus on May 21, 2020, 03:48:35 PM
That rat, there was a visible organ.

Anne Diamond: An Autobiography
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: spaghetamine on May 23, 2020, 06:13:27 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ycoSDBy.jpg)

This is Phoebe, she's my flatmate's cat and is a total sweetie. Loves cuddles and tuna and running around a lot at 4AM.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jim Bob on May 23, 2020, 06:30:14 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ycoSDBy.jpg)

This is Phoebe, she's my flatmate's cat and is a total sweetie. Loves cuddles and tuna and running around a lot at 4AM.

You can tell that she loves cuddles just from looking at her.  The fluffy little slut.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on May 25, 2020, 12:36:03 PM
HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY, SCRABBLE!

(https://i.imgur.com/XaD6wow.png)

Now old enough to become an MP and terrify the cabinet with her Glowing Eyes of Doomtm.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on May 25, 2020, 12:43:21 PM
Blimey. Mine better not live that long. Happy birthday Scrabble!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on May 25, 2020, 12:55:25 PM
Twenty years, blimey. No one told me they lived that long. I thought this was a two year commitment, tops.

Yay for consistency!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on May 25, 2020, 12:59:05 PM
Just you wait for what I have in store on 25th May 2021!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: petercussing on May 25, 2020, 01:44:41 PM
Ahhh sweet old beast. Nice you bought her fresh batteries for her bday
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on May 25, 2020, 06:01:24 PM
Merlot having a good sleep

(https://i.imgur.com/aLdEgpM.jpg)

And then asking for a cuddle

(https://i.imgur.com/Tzu0dZ2.jpg)

Brie has moved into her new house

(https://i.imgur.com/vRc8PIS.jpg)

And just about a year ago looking like simba, how can you not want to take her home :)

(https://i.imgur.com/KhJbgTD.jpg)
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Post by: Cerys on May 25, 2020, 06:26:02 PM
Permission to squeeeee?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: spaghetamine on May 25, 2020, 06:48:17 PM
Such beautiful kitties!!!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on May 25, 2020, 11:55:42 PM
Yeah, like they're inversely proportionate to their owner's plainness.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on May 27, 2020, 09:15:40 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/paKdky2.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on May 28, 2020, 01:51:17 AM
Awww, happy mog!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jim Bob on May 28, 2020, 02:02:18 AM
Few things are more pleasing to see than a contented cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on May 28, 2020, 02:11:42 AM
Damn right.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Fishfinger on May 28, 2020, 02:47:05 AM
Such beautiful kitties.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on May 29, 2020, 09:27:03 AM
Some cutesy cat names from the Cats on Amps page:

Sponge
Tommy
Dead
Dart
Gingerbread
Zero
Severus
Mulhouse
Jiblet
Johnny
Bender
Lt. Ripley
Ozzy
Leyla
Zappa
Raul
Goku
Pompadour
Forsberg
Odin
Diego
Misha
Marshall
Shepherd
Mary
Otter
Dusty
Tyty
Skyler
Mosaic
Mr Poopee
Mephistopheles
Loki
Ripley
Mew
Dirty Snowball
Olive
Butters
Drogo
Orange
Bast
Senseii
Darwin
Bygul
Hecate
Clancy
Mayonnaise
Fuzz
Itty Bit
Althea
Pooky
Beats
Sharon
Mowesbane
Sid Vicious
Squash Master
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on June 06, 2020, 09:38:44 PM
This lovely little girl has just started mooching about in our garden, looking for stuff to hunt. She's a really fine cat.


 (https://i.imgur.com/GhJiuCW.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on June 06, 2020, 09:40:14 PM
Then she turned up wearing this fancy bit of bling.

(https://i.imgur.com/GPbuVVV.jpg)

Needless to say - she's lost it, hope it wasnt too dear.
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Post by: Brian Freeze on June 06, 2020, 09:48:00 PM
And here's our very own Captain Pudding.

(https://i.imgur.com/q3CibdL.jpg)

He spent a good couple of hours fannying about in the car before going to sleep in a front seat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on June 06, 2020, 11:23:13 PM
This lovely little girl has just started mooching about in our garden, looking for stuff to hunt. She's a really fine cat.


 (https://i.imgur.com/GhJiuCW.jpg)

what an absolute top moggy
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on June 06, 2020, 11:43:34 PM
This lovely little girl has just started mooching about in our garden, looking for stuff to hunt. She's a really fine cat.


 (https://i.imgur.com/GhJiuCW.jpg)

There is a cat that knows exactly how to place a tail.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on June 10, 2020, 04:15:19 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/mp9kYzR.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/GZDVAIW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Tfw6TuV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zkyVYuv.jpg)

Few of da boyz.
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Post by: Fishfinger on June 10, 2020, 04:24:00 PM
Beautiful.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on June 10, 2020, 10:14:45 PM
Pictures 1,3,4 are amazing, 2 is meh
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on June 10, 2020, 10:44:44 PM
Pictures 1,3,4 are amazing, 2 is meh

I shall inform the cat in the morning. He has brought great disappointment to the family.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on June 10, 2020, 11:11:39 PM
Pictures 1,3,4 are amazing, 2 is meh

Not a big fan of this assessment.  That is some balletic carefree shit happening in 2.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on June 10, 2020, 11:16:27 PM
Pictures 1,3,4 are amazing, 2 is meh

Shox. All are stunning.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on June 11, 2020, 01:27:46 AM
Shot 2 is any old photo done a billion times, the others are, compositional wise, great shots, well framed
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on June 11, 2020, 04:43:06 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/mp9kYzR.jpg?1)

Nessie is real!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: easytarget on June 11, 2020, 04:43:43 AM
Some cutesy cat names from the Cats on Amps page:
Ripley

I got one of those:
(http://futurearsonists.com/images/ripley_amp.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on June 11, 2020, 07:38:25 PM
He suits that.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on June 17, 2020, 07:12:35 PM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/8f01d92fd504fa0a8df78798a2c3b813/36e5a190fa4ac8af-f7/s500x750/01459ef9f8606c509275d9727d2aa909db1a9359.gifv)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on June 18, 2020, 12:51:54 AM
Haha! :)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on June 22, 2020, 07:11:36 AM
(https://scontent.fbhx2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/105491264_10157050570481965_2535946752235612144_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=110474&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ohc=geNKUQRN4TIAX_TqvDw&_nc_ht=scontent.fbhx2-1.fna&_nc_tp=14&oh=c252e9da81fba2188d784bb80ab63b08&oe=5F16D03F)

One of my Mum's beautiful pusses enjoying some nip.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on June 22, 2020, 08:31:40 AM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/46c95994798e6b432005447bb2d578c9/6f2efa9a3ca9e4bc-a8/s500x750/393142b12720c82684df61eaa57d7d12d21c7d64.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on June 22, 2020, 11:18:23 AM
(https://wl-brightside.cf.tsp.li/resize/728x/jpg/b8d/92b/0df99657688ba7a6dbe8c49376.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on June 23, 2020, 02:35:55 AM
Gigglin' like a loon at Allie.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on June 26, 2020, 02:06:16 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/cZGQY1I.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on June 26, 2020, 10:41:55 PM
Has Allie got a cast on? Or a chefs wellie?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on June 26, 2020, 11:44:15 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/cZGQY1I.gif)

My kit now.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on June 27, 2020, 12:55:57 PM
Here's some recent photos of my lot

(https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/105769049_10157043082406050_3572211304014854852_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=HpJnkLPrSSQAX-FaKz0&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1.xx&oh=e3afd6ccc0a5a1a6f10b290f363bb107&oe=5F1C5E1E)

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/105025990_10157026906356050_4141142463769684481_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_ohc=ibu3Sz2F5pcAX9fRb1P&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=ab2282e5c0dbed5a8d6c8661cb366d76&oe=5F1E3A28)

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/104484007_10157026906591050_1464563939867465164_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_ohc=5f-ZekJTYC0AX9jDzZa&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=817d892ccc4e806ea96f1b9b4e9b9240&oe=5F1DB02E)

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/104654136_10157026906691050_1658616454343768861_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_ohc=kZD9qevpQ3oAX8qJ-WN&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=8d8eb3b9b4db9aeb70741299ed57a1e5&oe=5F1ACC15)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jumblegraws on July 05, 2020, 08:33:50 PM
Been catching up on this thread and all your beautiful babies. Here’s a recent of mine
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbdyuK-WsAAl90m?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on July 09, 2020, 11:13:42 AM
Canterbury Cathedral cat snatches vicar's milk during morning prayer shocker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWKiKqynEC4
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on July 11, 2020, 10:51:46 AM
New QS on site, look busy:

(https://i.redd.it/v1o31vby5o841.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on July 11, 2020, 01:02:19 PM
Here's our local celebrity: https://metro.co.uk/2020/07/09/attention-seeking-cat-keeps-lying-road-pretending-dead-12966229/

(https://i2.wp.com/metro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/PRI_156882922.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&zoom=1&resize=644%2C483&ssl=1)

Legend.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Gurke and Hare on July 11, 2020, 02:09:41 PM
https://twitter.com/catoutofcontxt/status/1281929059501518848
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: biniput on July 14, 2020, 06:46:33 PM
Here is our very tiny cat Spotty!. Is a murderer of animals and is partly a kitten in the head. Is also slightly wilder than most.

(https://i.ibb.co/kcDVC83/20200615-141741.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cT8KnFb)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: biniput on July 14, 2020, 06:47:54 PM
Here is another photo of tiny girl.

(https://i.ibb.co/YB00QKx/20200616-193613.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nMPPmVF)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on July 14, 2020, 07:17:43 PM
What does he look like when he's not wearing that tux?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: dr_christian_troy on July 14, 2020, 07:25:58 PM
My cat Kali was sadly quite unwell, and had to be put down a few months ago:

(https://i.ibb.co/QPwdPTx/6-C9909-ED-2107-4994-BC3-B-B7-DB59-EB6744.jpg)

Her brother Theo, although a needy fellow, still seems to be doing okay:

(https://i.ibb.co/z5x1qJS/2-CD0-E81-A-B314-4-B5-C-8016-8617-D2219390.jpg)



Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on July 14, 2020, 09:00:17 PM
Love to you, d_c_t. Hope you’re doing well.

Solid cat content as always in here, gang.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on July 15, 2020, 02:57:06 AM
My cat Kali was sadly quite unwell, and had to be put down a few months ago:

(https://i.ibb.co/QPwdPTx/6-C9909-ED-2107-4994-BC3-B-B7-DB59-EB6744.jpg)

Beautiful.  May he rest in large fluffy peace.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on July 15, 2020, 12:00:05 PM
•  Folds away for easy storage

      (https://i.imgur.com/3SRzwrV.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on July 15, 2020, 01:02:48 PM
My cat Kali was sadly quite unwell, and had to be put down a few months ago:

(https://i.ibb.co/QPwdPTx/6-C9909-ED-2107-4994-BC3-B-B7-DB59-EB6744.jpg)

Aww, R.I.P. Kali, you gorgeous ball of floofness


Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on July 15, 2020, 01:05:26 PM
•  Folds away for easy storage

      (https://i.imgur.com/3SRzwrV.jpg)

Jheeeze those paws. LOVE.

Here's Raymond doing his Gimme Attention Stretch which is immediately followed by savage violence inflicted on whatever limb is used to give him the attention he's craving. The handsome little shit.

(https://i.imgur.com/5YSlMud.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on July 15, 2020, 01:39:58 PM
My poor old boy still breathing like Darth Vader on twenty Benson n Hedges a day. He's not even purring anymore, no matter how much he's fussed over.

Nothing free at the vets yet though.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on July 15, 2020, 02:35:37 PM
My poor old boy still breathing like Darth Vader on twenty Benson n Hedges a day. He's not even purring anymore, no matter how much he's fussed over.

Nothing free at the vets yet though.
Is he off his food? I remember my vet saying that's usually a sign of an infection/flu, that can be treated.

Just like when humans have the flu they don't want to eat.
Sorry, not much reassurance from me there. Hope your little fella gets better soon.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on July 15, 2020, 03:01:02 PM
Is he off his food? I remember my vet saying that's usually a sign of an infection/flu, that can be treated.

Just like when humans have the flu they don't want to eat.
Sorry, not much reassurance from me there. Hope your little fella gets better soon.

He's basically just licking jelly off his food and that's it. So god knows. He needs to do these big cough/sneeze things once every few hours and his breathing gets a tad quieter.

Could well be an infection but don't know if its asthma or cat aids.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on July 15, 2020, 03:28:31 PM
Going off their food is usually an indication that they're not well, for sure. Hopefully just an upper respiratory tract infection by the sounds of it, Jelly gets one every year or so. Is he kind of breathing out both sides of his mouth at times, with his lips sort of flapping up?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on July 15, 2020, 04:07:21 PM
His mouth opens when he breathes and its raspy, his tongue sometimes flops out. His tongue used to stay flopped out regularly but has become less frequent of late.

Hopefully just a minor tract infection as you say but he's an old man now so probably can't go under anaesthetic which would suck.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on July 15, 2020, 05:20:08 PM
They'll just give him a shot of antibiotics and he'll be fine. Check he isn't dehydrated by pinching his skin and seeing if it springs back okay.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on July 15, 2020, 08:05:07 PM
Alright will do.

Cheers!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on July 15, 2020, 08:12:25 PM
Try pinchin' the skin oan mah Warrior, she'd huv yir fuckin' airm aff.

(https://paws-one.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/calico-kitten-adopt-1205x800.gif)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on July 16, 2020, 10:59:19 AM
(https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/cats.gif)

cat jigsaw made of cats (https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/shop/product.php?code=382)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on July 16, 2020, 12:33:45 PM
Can you do one with hzj's avatar?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on July 16, 2020, 01:35:11 PM
(https://paws-one.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/calico-kitten-adopt-1205x800.gif)

Fine I'll take your cat, just hand her over ffs.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on July 17, 2020, 04:17:31 AM
Nah, she's not really violent.
Thinking out loud though, it would be fun to have a Britain's Hardest Cats thread.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on July 17, 2020, 10:55:22 AM
Gunther mid leap

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ec0qji_WsAAgl8M?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on July 17, 2020, 10:58:52 AM
Gunther mid leap

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ec0qji_WsAAgl8M?format=jpg&name=large)

Can't let my cats see that set-up. They would go mad with jealousy.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on July 17, 2020, 11:59:24 AM
Cor blimey.  Are they indoor cats mobias or do you just have mates rates down at I, Clawdius? 
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on July 17, 2020, 12:02:47 PM
Gunther mid leap

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ec0qji_WsAAgl8M?format=jpg&name=large)

Did you construct a roman ruins play area or is this what they've done to their rococo masterpiece play area of 4 years ago?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on July 17, 2020, 12:43:24 PM
Cor blimey.  Are they indoor cats mobias or do you just have mates rates down at I, Clawdius?

They're indoor cats so they need some decent climbing and playing areas.

Did you construct a roman ruins play area or is this what they've done to their rococo masterpiece play area of 4 years ago?

Do you mean the cat palace I built? Its still very much a feature here. Its got a cat sleeping in it as I speak.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbYLKydX0AEg3BB?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2016-10/15/10/asset/buzzfeed-prod-web07/sub-buzz-28435-1476540488-1.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto)

(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2016-10/15/10/asset/buzzfeed-prod-web12/sub-buzz-1512-1476540598-1.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto)

(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2016-10/15/10/asset/buzzfeed-prod-web04/sub-buzz-12167-1476541595-1.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto)

The cats have got a picture of David Bowie holding his cat on the wall
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on July 17, 2020, 12:44:08 PM
Gunther mid leap

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ec0qji_WsAAgl8M?format=jpg&name=large)


I love your dedication to your cats by turning a room into what is essentially kitty heaven.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on July 17, 2020, 12:46:21 PM

I love your dedication to your cats by turning a room into what is essentially kitty heaven.

And do they thank me for it? Of course not.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on July 17, 2020, 12:51:12 PM
I got a Covid face mask with Gunther's face printed on it. It turns heads in Sainsbury's. Doesn't much impress him though. He's thinking 'I've got to live with this utter clown.'

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/110301344_10157099155081050_8585190404244254035_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=X_pxmBEyJLMAX8AghlX&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=5323b90f226e8e601555ae0d842caebf&oe=5F38A2F7)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on July 17, 2020, 12:59:54 PM
I got a Covid face mask with Gunther's face printed on it. It turns heads in Sainsbury's. Doesn't much impress him though. He's thinking 'I've got to live with this utter clown.'

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/110301344_10157099155081050_8585190404244254035_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=X_pxmBEyJLMAX8AghlX&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=5323b90f226e8e601555ae0d842caebf&oe=5F38A2F7)
Gunter is gorgeous but he doesn't look like he'd be easily impressed
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on July 17, 2020, 01:12:31 PM
Well that's tonight's nightmare sorted.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on July 18, 2020, 01:19:45 AM
Just died.

15 minutes of rasping breath, his open mouth drooling. He could barely stand on his feet.

His tongue went black.

Havent cried more in my life.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on July 18, 2020, 01:21:38 AM
Oh mate, I'm so, so sorry for your loss. I really feel for you, I hope you're okay.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: tao of wub on July 18, 2020, 01:31:59 AM
Really sorry to hear this  bgmnts.  Hope you are doing OK.  Cats have always been the friends I get on with best of all and I know how hard it is lose a bond you have known for so long.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on July 18, 2020, 01:37:09 AM
Thank you both.

Just had to put him in a cardboard box and put his favourite little mouse toy Mr Jingles in with him.

It'a going to be a very tough few weeks. I hope everyone in this thread continues to treat their feline friends with the utmost compassion and care and don't miss a single day with them.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on July 18, 2020, 04:44:18 AM
I'm so sorry to hear that bgmnts. Take care of yourself. (((Hugs)))
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on July 18, 2020, 05:12:28 AM
Oh, hell.  Have a huge Welsh hug from me, too.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dewt on July 18, 2020, 06:41:31 AM
I'm sorry. Cry like crazy for a few days solid and don't feel like any second of it is the wrong thing to do.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on July 18, 2020, 08:23:58 AM
So sorry to hear that bgmnts. Remember the good times with him.

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on July 18, 2020, 08:50:58 AM
So sorry to hear that, bgmnts. Your little friend knew he was loved. {xxx}
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on July 18, 2020, 08:57:13 AM
Thank you both.

Just had to put him in a cardboard box and put his favourite little mouse toy Mr Jingles in with him.

It'a going to be a very tough few weeks. I hope everyone in this thread continues to treat their feline friends with the utmost compassion and care and don't miss a single day with them.

So sorry for your loss. The bond we form with our pets is so unique. They never let us down and are always there for us.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on July 18, 2020, 09:15:58 AM
Very sorry to read this bg.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on July 18, 2020, 12:28:56 PM
Thanks guys, you kind of just hope they go peacefully in the night but watching the breath leave his body for 15 minutes was just so traumatic. I never want to see that again.

My neighbour has kindly allowed us to bury him in her garden alongside her passed cat. He will be buried with his favourite cushion and toy.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Smeraldina Rima on July 18, 2020, 12:44:29 PM
Sorry bgmnts x
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: spaghetamine on July 18, 2020, 12:53:11 PM
Condolences dude x
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on July 18, 2020, 01:20:49 PM
Thanks guys, you kind of just hope they go peacefully in the night but watching the breath leave his body for 15 minutes was just so traumatic. I never want to see that again.

My neighbour has kindly allowed us to bury him in her garden alongside her passed cat. He will be buried with his favourite cushion and toy.
You were with him when he passed on, you gave him so much love through the years  don't focus on those 15 minutes.


You were there for him always, that's what counts.
And he was a top cat too.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Fishfinger on July 18, 2020, 01:33:58 PM
Sorry for your loss, bgmnts.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on July 18, 2020, 04:03:01 PM
Sorry mate. tough one when they go.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on July 18, 2020, 05:04:45 PM
You were with him when he passed on, you gave him so much love through the years  don't focus on those 15 minutes.


You were there for him always, that's what counts.
And he was a top cat too.


Yep.

I’ve been kind of vicariously dreading this day would come for you based on your posts in this thread. You have my deepest condolences.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: flotemysost on July 18, 2020, 05:20:46 PM
I'm sorry bgmnts, that's awful and I can't imagine how upsetting it must have been to see. Sounds like he was very loved. Hope you're doing OK.

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on July 18, 2020, 05:51:09 PM
Sorry for your loss, that's awful.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on July 18, 2020, 11:04:00 PM
I'm really sad to hear about what you had to go through there, bgmnts.

You gave the bastard a really great life, though. Don't forget that.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on July 18, 2020, 11:20:20 PM
Thanks again everyone. Its the first night without him just being around. I really do not grief or emotions very well, I don't know what if I feel is right or what i'm meant to be feel or even what it is I am feeling but I do know I find myself just tearing up whilst also feeling quite empty and numb. The problem is I'm like this anyway, how are naturally sensitive and/or emotionally confused/uncontrolled people meant to grieve and process loss? I do not know. Good god I would never want to see a family member die and have to deal wkth that, how do people do that?

I feel guilty every time I cough or speak or fart or laugh, as if that is getting in the way of the sadness I should be feeling.

Anyway, he is buried now and he looked peaceful as he did, his eyes and mouth closed after death and he is resting on his favourite bag and buried in a garden. I think I am going to find a photo of him and frame it, put it on the wall, perhaps a collage.


Tl;dr cat dead, me sad.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on July 18, 2020, 11:30:42 PM
Quote
Anyway, he is buried now and he looked peaceful as he did, his eyes and mouth closed after death and he is resting on his favourite bag and buried in a garden.

Really glad to hear you got the chance to do this.

I wish you and your departed friend much peace.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: tao of wub on July 19, 2020, 12:56:36 AM
Hello bgmnts.  I hope you don't mind me saying this.  There is no right or wrong way about how you are feeling.  Sensitive people will go into a numb shock with grief and then get some PTSD.  You just need some time.

It is very normal to feel detached and empty one minute, then find emotions bubbling out uncontrollably, all mixed together, the happy and the sad.  Lots of odd things might bring out unexpected feelings.  Feeling guilty is normal too but all this will become sorted out with a bit of time.

There is 100% nothing wrong in letting go of the traumatic experience you have had, these are a strong memory right now, but you have no reason to make yourself feel bad.

You clearly loved your boy so much and he must have shared a wonderful life with you, so you deserve to keep hold of those joyful times.  Every happy purr and every sunbeam lounged in.

There is nothing wrong with allowing yourself to feel the sadness of something great lost, but with time you will also be able to think of him with a pure smile at all the happiness you gave each other.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Barry Admin on July 19, 2020, 02:16:06 AM
Hope you're okay man. This guy is like a part of me; follows me everywhere. I just hope you're coping okay, I'm sorry you're having to go through this.

Edit: I didn't see there was a new page. That's good you have that part done and it's good to hear from you.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: ImmaculateClump on July 20, 2020, 04:56:14 AM
Let it all come naturally. Your brain knows best, let it do the work.
There's front-end processing to be done, but wait for it, don't force it.
Try to ride it as best you can and let the boys out back do the heavy lifting.
You'll just find yourself suddenly bawling your eyes out during "the one show" or it'll be drip fed to you through dreams. You'll find yourself waking up and having an episode.

If you can't deal in the waking hours, get fucked up. Give yourself a much longer leash than you normally would in that regard.
Give your brain more waking playtime so that it can work harder during downtime.
It's all going on in the background. You're not in control, and that's a good thing.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Marner and Me on July 22, 2020, 11:21:06 AM
My partners cat has just gone, Rory was rumoured to be between 13-15, he had a big tumour on the side of his face. That was affecting his breathing and eating. It was just getting worse and worse. When he was healthy he seemed like every other cat, liked being stroked then would slash you if you didn't stroke him correctly.

Anyway I have told her she'll feel upset and when the time is right you will go to the rehoming centre and find a new cat. She doesn't think so. I have told her in my life time we are onto our 3rd and 4th dogs, sadly these things happen.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on July 29, 2020, 04:23:09 PM
This is The Mews (https://bbcmews.co.uk/news).
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: easytarget on August 05, 2020, 07:02:21 AM
Over the last couple of days I cut the cat's nails. I had to wait until she was asleep then gently take her paw, squeeze the claws out, cut one, then absorb her icy hate rays that said "You cut my fucking nails while I was asleep? I use those to fuck shit up! This won't fucking stand! I will do revenge on you. Right after the next 4 hours of this nap".


Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Flouncer on August 05, 2020, 07:42:07 AM
I think the last time I posted in this thread was when my lovely friend Frida was on her last legs. I ended up having to get the vet to come round and put her to sleep - I buried her in the garden and I've planted a big valerian patch there as a memorial to her. I still miss her a lot, but I have a new friend now - Audrey.

(https://i.imgur.com/Qun1o5T.jpg)

She's cool as fuck. Really gentle; never scratches or anything. Unlike Frida, who didn't seem to give a shit about hunting, she sometimes catches birds and mice - I've rescued two sparrows from her clutches recently, but the mice seem to be long deceased by the time I get a chance to intervene. She likes to bite them in half and leave half for me outside the back door. She always leaves me the arse end, which seems like a bit of an insult to be honest. She's a proper custard gannet; she loves getting high on my catnip plant. Rolls on her back and grabs it with her forelegs, chewing the leaves and biting the buds off.

I'm not in a great place at the moment and my sleep pattern is fucked. I still haven't been to bed yet; it's getting a bit silly now. It does, however, give me the opportunity to befriend the cats who come around to use the catnip in the night. These are the two main visitors.

(https://i.imgur.com/hclzY6K.jpg)

Scaredy Cat is Audrey's friend; they nuzzle each other and play, and go on adventures together. She's really fucking anxious, though. She only let me touch her once. She usually runs off if I approach her and mostly only seems to be comfortable in my presence when Audrey is close by.

(https://i.imgur.com/TFbTWBg.jpg)

This is Grumpy Cat. He's the mardiest cat ever going - if you go anywhere near him he makes a really pathetic whingeing noise. He'll justabout tolerate being touched but he whinges to let you know he's not happy about it. I even offered him a bit of tuna in a misguided attempt to cultivate some affection towards me but he just sniffed at it and walked off. I also tried scratching behind his ears but he just went mental, leaping into the air to scratch and bite my arm. He's a tough nut to crack; even getting chonged out on catnip doesn't seem to chill him out. I still like him though.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on August 05, 2020, 08:12:51 AM
I think the last time I posted in this thread was when my lovely friend Frida was on her last legs. I ended up having to get the vet to come round and put her to sleep - I buried her in the garden and I've planted a big valerian patch there as a memorial to her. I still miss her a lot, but I have a new friend now - Audrey.

(https://i.imgur.com/Qun1o5T.jpg)

EDIT. Fucked it up.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on August 05, 2020, 08:17:07 AM
(Fucked it up again.)

Nice cat Flouncer. I'm hearin' the Coronation St theme.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Flouncer on August 05, 2020, 11:32:57 PM
Nice cat Flouncer. I'm hearin' the Coronation St theme.

Thanks, she's awesome! I'm quite happy with that photo. I'm on the wrong side of the Peak District for Corrie but not far off!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on August 06, 2020, 11:07:38 PM
I've been fostering two cats since March, and it looks like the family I just did a Zoom meet-and-greet with is going to adopt them, maybe tomorrow. It's been a lovely experience, and if they'd liked the resident cats just a little more I'd have kept them, but they're off to occupy the laps, shoulders and hearts of two very nice people.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on August 08, 2020, 02:40:10 PM
I've got my imgur account open, and it's International Cat Day or something. So here are some cats.

Tiny Toaster.
She had no fur when we got here except on the top of her head and a spot she couldn't reach on her back. Stress groomed it all off, as she'd been neglected by a previous owner and arrived at the cat home loaded with fleas. She likes to catch and juggle balls that are thrown to her, loves grooming her 'baby,' and is very chatty. Her latest best friend is the possessed steamer trunk I brought with me from the USA (currently protected under a bit of cheesecloth).

(http://i.imgur.com/kGsjMeZl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/kGsjMeZ)

(http://i.imgur.com/WS3PGfVl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/WS3PGfV)

earlier photo, when she was still growing in her fur
(http://i.imgur.com/YjDLREwl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/YjDLREw)

Mr Whiskers, a gormless, needy baby who is an absolute prick to Tiny Toast, especially if she's getting attention. Came from the same rescue household. He's very chatty and just a big slug.

(http://i.imgur.com/3qBtf4O.jpg) (https://imgur.com/3qBtf4O)

(http://i.imgur.com/2OK3J26l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/2OK3J26)

Susan Bucket, the third of our current trio, also from the same rescue group. All three came from the same house, suffering neglect. Susan lives almost exclusively on the windowsill, in a bucket. She's also chatty. Tiny Toast teases her constantly and really wants to play with her, but Susan isn't having any of it.

(http://i.imgur.com/UNB7kPt.jpg) (https://imgur.com/UNB7kPt)

(http://i.imgur.com/Gedbc4bl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Gedbc4b)

Mr Gus, the cat from next door, who misses my two previous cats, The Beans and Vincent. Mr Gus comes over every day to play and hang out in the garden -- and when I say to play, he beats on the door, or he sits on the hood of my car under the window and yowls until I come out and run around with him. Mr Attila recently put these dangly reflective discs on the runner bean poles in the back garden, and Gus comes over every evening to chase the prisms around the lawn.

This is Gus absolutely blottod on home-grown catnip the other week
(http://i.imgur.com/F7HYoSY.jpg) (https://imgur.com/F7HYoSY)

Gus performing liturgical dance in the hedgehog party palace. We have close to 3,000 photos of Gus on the wildlife camera, on patrol in the garden.

(http://i.imgur.com/UsCRMFll.jpg) (https://imgur.com/UsCRMFl)

Bonus Arthur, the very old cat from down the street. He had been living the life of Riley up til about last Christmas, as a neighbour fell in love with him, and took him in (his owner is in his 90s, so Arthur was left pretty much to other neighbours on the street looking after him. Unfortunately, the people who had taken him in were suddenly evicted, like two days before xmas last year, so Arthur is back sleeping in various people's front gardens, and getting fed by me and a couple of the other neighbours.

(http://i.imgur.com/ujXWp3zl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ujXWp3z)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on August 08, 2020, 03:56:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/F7HYoSY.jpg)


That's how mine started (the nip.) Wish it had ended there (vid)...

https://youtu.be/JbIPrRPOMqE


5 year on the nip (an' another 3 year on a Dreamies reduction-programme, that did FUCK ALL.)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeqErPrWsAA6m4e?format=png&name=large)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on August 08, 2020, 05:12:06 PM
It's a slippery slope.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on August 08, 2020, 09:15:06 PM
Loving these surly cats, please keep them coming.

Historic England have been celebrating cats this weekend, worth a click for the milk thief on number five:

https://heritagecalling.com/2020/08/07/12-photos-that-show-cats-have-always-been-cats/
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on August 08, 2020, 09:46:01 PM
It's a slippery slope.

It can be (and very often is.) The trick is to let the cat dream, but not let Dreamies become their master.

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRbf1SPjXnvweEqzS6eLljuj1ig2RJ-1c5G7w&usqp=CAU)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on August 08, 2020, 09:48:43 PM
I feel a bit gutted for my cat when I see him strutting smugly with a bag of Dreamies he's just retrieved from the bin in his mouth. The disappointment when he finds out it's empty!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on August 09, 2020, 12:13:32 AM
Tiny Toast recently became addicted to some sort of dried nothing-but-chicken chunks in a small packet so expensive you could buy a whole chicken for her at the same cost of about 20 small chunks. It's her kitty crack -- she runs to the treats box whenever we go anywhere near it, and won't eat her wet food without a few chunks sprinkled on it.

So of course the local supermarket has stopped carrying it.

It's like the Basketball Diaries now, only with a cat going through dried chicken treat withdraw instead of heroin.

Also, a long haired black cat in this heat...she's been flopped over on the kitchen floor all day.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on August 09, 2020, 12:56:17 AM
So many lovely moggies!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Wonderful Butternut on August 09, 2020, 01:03:13 AM
She's cool as fuck. Really gentle; never scratches or anything. Unlike Frida, who didn't seem to give a shit about hunting, she sometimes catches birds and mice - I've rescued two sparrows from her clutches recently, but the mice seem to be long deceased by the time I get a chance to intervene. She likes to bite them in half and leave half for me outside the back door. She always leaves me the arse end, which seems like a bit of an insult to be honest.

I've always noticed on things that need more than one bite, they tend to eat it head first for some reason. My Dad's cats hunt rabbits and when they catch one they always start by eating the face. Like they need to destroy its identity or something. Proper serial killer shit.

I should really go take some photos of Spike & Jet Butternut for this thread with something other than my non-smart phone with no data package.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on August 09, 2020, 01:20:47 PM
So many lovely moggies!
I agree, all so lovely in their furriness.

But just a heads up Attila, l will be stealing Tiny Toast😄
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Post by: Attila on August 09, 2020, 02:29:40 PM
I agree, all so lovely in their furriness.

But just a heads up Attila, l will be stealing Tiny Toast😄

Heh - she'd be easy to catnab at the moment -- this heat's been rough on a long-haired black cat. Several times today she's attempted on of her mad half hours only to flop over like a ragdoll in front of the fan.

When we got her (she was about 2 years old, Whiskers 10, and Susan Bucket 9), her original name on the paperwork was 'Blue.'

Nope. She's definitely Tiny Toast(er).
Some more photos of Mr Whiskers & Tiny because it's too hot to do anything more productive


(http://i.imgur.com/1mold1bl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/1mold1b)

(http://i.imgur.com/lH9BA2ul.jpg) (https://imgur.com/lH9BA2u)

(http://i.imgur.com/MFdxAInl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/MFdxAIn)

(http://i.imgur.com/kZKoRVjl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/kZKoRVj)

(http://i.imgur.com/r5JqFpTl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/r5JqFpT)

(http://i.imgur.com/VkhKYbHl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/VkhKYbH)

(http://i.imgur.com/1k15RBgl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/1k15RBg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RE6G3xjl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/RE6G3xj)

(http://i.imgur.com/3u5zHaAl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/3u5zHaA)







Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: olliebean on August 09, 2020, 02:38:18 PM
The main thing that comes to mind looking at all those photos of Mr Whiskers is... He knows.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on August 09, 2020, 02:56:51 PM
Mostly what I see is

(http://i.imgur.com/dIVgq65l.jpg?2) (https://imgur.com/dIVgq65)

(that's a 2-3rd C brass drawer-pull fitting I've got amongst my Roman animals menegerie).

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on August 09, 2020, 03:12:21 PM

earlier photo, when she was still growing in her fur
(http://i.imgur.com/YjDLREwl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/YjDLREw)


I am dead from love.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on August 09, 2020, 07:31:12 PM
I am dead from love.

I've got to find the one of Vince in a similar pose, except he's looking at the camera with a 'paint me like one of your French girls' expression.

All cats here at the moment are completely wilted from the heat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on August 09, 2020, 11:50:29 PM
I've got to find the one of Vince in a similar pose, except he's looking at the camera with a 'paint me like one of your French girls' expression.

All cats here at the moment are completely wilted from the heat.

Do find more, I need them.
Yeah my mum's 3 are refusing to come indoors at all at the moment, fussy buggers won't even eat inside but leaving their dinners outside just means they end up covered in flies, the awkward so-and-sos.
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Post by: Flouncer on August 10, 2020, 01:29:22 AM
That's how mine started (the nip.) Wish it had ended there (vid)...

Cannabis abuse is a very real problem amongst the feline population.

https://youtu.be/5ealU0LM9oE (https://youtu.be/5ealU0LM9oE)

If you'd had the foresight to stick a polka backing track on there Warrior might have gone viral!
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Post by: Attila on August 10, 2020, 09:43:48 AM
Do find more, I need them.
Yeah my mum's 3 are refusing to come indoors at all at the moment, fussy buggers won't even eat inside but leaving their dinners outside just means they end up covered in flies, the awkward so-and-sos.

Here's some for you of Vince as a baby. It's hard for me to look at his photos, as we had him less than two years before an arsehole neighbour knocked him down with his car.

Here he is on the sofa wearing his housekey
(http://i.imgur.com/OkhkTZal.jpg) (https://imgur.com/OkhkTZa)

Baby Vince on Mr Attila's oscilloscope and stuff
(http://i.imgur.com/mgEVx6Ll.jpg) (https://imgur.com/mgEVx6L)

Baby Vince just vincing
(http://i.imgur.com/OF4PKOFl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/OF4PKOF)

Paint me like one of your French girls
(http://i.imgur.com/8cfEMell.jpg) (https://imgur.com/8cfEMel)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on August 10, 2020, 10:17:40 AM
Ahh thats awful, sorry to hear about Vince, he was a very handsome boy. x
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on August 10, 2020, 01:14:25 PM
Ahh thats awful, sorry to hear about Vince, he was a very handsome boy. x

Many thanks <3 He was awesome, and the smartest cat I've ever had. Lil dude had mastered basic physics and had a grasp of thermodynamics. Watching him open a door using his weight on the door handle was a thing of beauty -- he figured out how to unlatch the back door to get into the garden before we taught him properly to go through the flap. I was only really just getting to know him.

Mr Attila knows who knocked him down, and won't tell me out of fear, I think, that I will put a serious hurting on that person.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on August 10, 2020, 01:28:18 PM


If you'd had the foresight to stick a polka backing track on there Warrior might have gone viral!

Thanks. I don't think she really does it for the fame; she does it to get the message out there, to those who still suffer. There's a few sad-lookin' cats on this site (mentionin' no names) that look like they could use some help.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on August 10, 2020, 02:01:20 PM
Thanks. I don't think she really does it for the fame; she does it to get the message out there, to those who still suffer. There's a few sad-lookin' cats on this site (mentionin' no names) that look like they could use some help.

(http://i.imgur.com/D43ES9Wl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/D43ES9W)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on August 10, 2020, 08:08:14 PM
Aye, she/he's a good example, what a horrible mess'. I'd advise you to point her to the 1st Step "... admitted that our lives had become unmanageable." That's all you can do really at this stage (And pray)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on August 10, 2020, 08:27:50 PM
The likes of her are ten a penny on any Glasgow street "Spare some change? Any spare change? Any nip? Any nibbles?... must huv a few Dreamies, you're fuckin' loaded..." NA(Nip Anon) is the answer for these cats.
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Post by: Attila on August 10, 2020, 11:44:00 PM
That's Mr Gus, who turns lucky number 13 years old this week.

He's been getting the hard stuff lately, as we've got catnip growing in the greenhouse. He enjoys a stalk or two, then dances around the garden chasing the prisms thrown off by the suncatchers on the runner beans. It's like cat Woodstock out there every day for him.

Not a Dreamies cat -- his munchie of choice are Felix Goody bag (original mix).
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on August 11, 2020, 12:32:04 AM
Here's some for you of Vince as a baby. It's hard for me to look at his photos, as we had him less than two years before an arsehole neighbour knocked him down with his car.

Here he is on the sofa wearing his housekey
(http://i.imgur.com/OkhkTZal.jpg) (https://imgur.com/OkhkTZa)

Baby Vince on Mr Attila's oscilloscope and stuff
(http://i.imgur.com/mgEVx6Ll.jpg) (https://imgur.com/mgEVx6L)

Baby Vince just vincing
(http://i.imgur.com/OF4PKOFl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/OF4PKOF)

Paint me like one of your French girls
(http://i.imgur.com/8cfEMell.jpg) (https://imgur.com/8cfEMel)

Ohhhhhhh. I'm so sorry to hear what happened to him, looks like he had a lovely happy life though.
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Post by: Attila on August 11, 2020, 08:14:08 AM
Ohhhhhhh. I'm so sorry to hear what happened to him, looks like he had a lovely happy life though.

Vince was probably one of the best little cat-friends I've ever had. We'd really only just started what should have been a long & mad life together. I've never seen Mr Attila as devastated as he was (he was the one who answered the door when the neighbour came calling -- to be fair, at least matey didn't leave him by the side of the road and speed off).

One of his madder attributes, Vince, was that he absolutely loved being sung to. I tend to sing along with records or whatever as I'm pottering around, and he'd come and become super affectionate. He'd be a kitten rescue, found wandering in someone's front garden when he was maybe a couple of months old if that, so he became really bonded -- if he decided to cuddle and I sang quietly to him, he was a ragdoll with contentment. He was really into headbumping, as well, and would get super silly about doing it over and over again with me; because he was separated from his mum so young, he was a complete softy about having the top of his head rubbed the way a mother cat licks her kittens from the nose towards the back of the head.

He loved sticks -- and one of his favourite activities was attacking the postman through the letterbox every day. He'd hear the beeping of the 'package delivered' gizmo the postie had, and come flying down the stairs to lie in wait for him. He'd leap up and stick his paws through the letterbox to try to get at him (the postie was a good sport about it after being startled as fuck the first couple of times). Vince would be gutted if he missed the post, so we'd take everything outside and post it all through for him again -- I'd post random stuff on Sundays and Bank Holidays for him -- old mail, but also sticks.)

We'd also play a lot in the small playing field/public path opposite the house, especially when it got darker outside. He loved running around chasing people, hiding behind trees and leaping out.

He literally made his own bed -- we came downstairs one morning to discover he'd pulled the curtain off the back door, shredded it up, and was happily sleeping in it. We left him to it, and as it got tattier and tattier, I finally put it in a Colletif cloth shopping bag -- that was his number 1 favourite thing to sleep on or with, and he was cremated with it. Little dude fucking loved cloth bags -- he'd jump in, then you could pick him up and swing him around. He also had one of those crinkly tunnel things he'd pounce and play in.

He was a fabulous little guy. It's been almost a year and a half, and it still hurts -- but I'm actually quite happy sharing these photos of him :)
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Post by: Attila on August 16, 2020, 10:53:35 AM
Mr Gus caught on the wildlife camera last night.

7 days.

(http://i.imgur.com/3NZtePHl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/3NZtePH)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on August 16, 2020, 12:51:36 PM
She's in a feisty mood this afternoon
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfiQoJsWAAAeBv5?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfiQoJ6XgAI8kfl?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfiQoK7WoAAwh1V?format=jpg&name=large)
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Post by: steve98 on August 16, 2020, 01:59:56 PM
Aye, she looks like she's in the mood for some paw to hand combat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on August 19, 2020, 12:09:56 AM
She's in a feisty mood this afternoon
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfiQoJsWAAAeBv5?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfiQoJ6XgAI8kfl?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfiQoK7WoAAwh1V?format=jpg&name=large)

The fluffiest.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on August 19, 2020, 12:27:34 AM
She's a gorgeous lookin' cat (Think she might be called Heidi). She's too good and pure for this place really; you can just picture (pics) the type of sex-starved loser cats that are drawn here, wankin' themselves silly over Heidi.

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRBQ1WkJLtBXf5-Dt1gOmmefDaRU9g3AM-Wsw&usqp=CAU)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hTAnjjFTD38/TWVLMduEXgI/AAAAAAAAAV8/OnUfPgA8D8w/s1600/0011346-cat-with-funny-face.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on August 19, 2020, 12:38:02 AM
(https://kittentoob.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Funny-Cat-750x454.jpg)

Sad bastards.

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on August 19, 2020, 08:53:16 AM


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRBQ1WkJLtBXf5-Dt1gOmmefDaRU9g3AM-Wsw&usqp=CAU)



I keep this image on hand to embed in my PowerPoint lectures -- usually as the image that follows a particularly exasperating or complex issue in Roman history. Gets big laffs.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jittlebags on August 19, 2020, 09:59:37 AM
Next Door's cat aka 'Evil Cat' shat in our greenhouse yesterday. Furry twat. Had to scoop it up with an empty Pringles tin.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on August 26, 2020, 05:43:52 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/kO7ij4H.jpg?1)

RIP Sidney. My mum and dad's cat, but he was a real good friend to me.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Fishfinger on August 26, 2020, 09:35:21 PM
RIP Sidney. My mum and dad's cat, but he was a real good friend to me.

RIP. What a fine and handsome cat.
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Post by: touchingcloth on August 26, 2020, 09:40:32 PM
Bump

Edit - only bumped for this, tee hee:

(https://i.imgur.com/IxbTtag.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on August 26, 2020, 10:20:47 PM
I’m sorry to hear about Sidney, such a beautiful cat.

Although I wonder if anyone would be insensitive enough to suggest you have a séance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGBc6_ibqHc) for him?
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Post by: bgmnts on August 26, 2020, 10:31:59 PM
I'm sorry about Sidney :(
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on August 26, 2020, 10:50:34 PM
Vince was probably one of the best little cat-friends I've ever had. We'd really only just started what should have been a long & mad life together. I've never seen Mr Attila as devastated as he was (he was the one who answered the door when the neighbour came calling -- to be fair, at least matey didn't leave him by the side of the road and speed off).

One of his madder attributes, Vince, was that he absolutely loved being sung to. I tend to sing along with records or whatever as I'm pottering around, and he'd come and become super affectionate. He'd be a kitten rescue, found wandering in someone's front garden when he was maybe a couple of months old if that, so he became really bonded -- if he decided to cuddle and I sang quietly to him, he was a ragdoll with contentment. He was really into headbumping, as well, and would get super silly about doing it over and over again with me; because he was separated from his mum so young, he was a complete softy about having the top of his head rubbed the way a mother cat licks her kittens from the nose towards the back of the head.

He loved sticks -- and one of his favourite activities was attacking the postman through the letterbox every day. He'd hear the beeping of the 'package delivered' gizmo the postie had, and come flying down the stairs to lie in wait for him. He'd leap up and stick his paws through the letterbox to try to get at him (the postie was a good sport about it after being startled as fuck the first couple of times). Vince would be gutted if he missed the post, so we'd take everything outside and post it all through for him again -- I'd post random stuff on Sundays and Bank Holidays for him -- old mail, but also sticks.)

We'd also play a lot in the small playing field/public path opposite the house, especially when it got darker outside. He loved running around chasing people, hiding behind trees and leaping out.

He literally made his own bed -- we came downstairs one morning to discover he'd pulled the curtain off the back door, shredded it up, and was happily sleeping in it. We left him to it, and as it got tattier and tattier, I finally put it in a Colletif cloth shopping bag -- that was his number 1 favourite thing to sleep on or with, and he was cremated with it. Little dude fucking loved cloth bags -- he'd jump in, then you could pick him up and swing him around. He also had one of those crinkly tunnel things he'd pounce and play in.

He was a fabulous little guy. It's been almost a year and a half, and it still hurts -- but I'm actually quite happy sharing these photos of him :)

This made me cry. I'm so sorry for your loss, Atilla.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on August 27, 2020, 10:34:20 AM
I’m sorry to hear about Sidney, such a beautiful cat.

Although I wonder if anyone would be insensitive enough to suggest you have a séance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGBc6_ibqHc) for him?


Made me laugh.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on August 27, 2020, 11:35:37 AM
Despite us having bought beds for our two cats recently (actually, who am I kidding, it's precisely a result of us doing this), one of them has now taken to parking her fat arse right in the middle of one of the big wooden planters in our garden. I wondered why our cosmos was bent in half and the pansies were completely crushes and the next morning I caught her at it.

This is the same cat who makes the loud vagina cleaning noises. When Tim is talking about Brian on Spaced and he says "I do like him, I'm just not sure why", I relate to that sentence so much.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on August 27, 2020, 11:41:26 AM
one of them has now taken to parking her fat arse right in the middle of one of the big wooden planters in our garden. I wondered why our cosmos was bent in half

I do like the idea of a cat so hefty it bends the cosmos in half
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Post by: bgmnts on August 27, 2020, 11:46:37 AM
I'm imagining a cat dressed as that Fantastic Four villain that eats entire planets.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on August 27, 2020, 12:01:25 PM
You have imagined correct.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on August 27, 2020, 12:04:19 PM
The other day Queenie tipped over one of the litter trays and then stood in the middle of the wreckage, proudly having a dump. Didn't even attempt to cover it afterwards.

I really respect and identify with that level of wanton destruction and belligerence.

She's now curled up on my lap acting like pure innocence.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on August 27, 2020, 01:42:54 PM
I now have images of Vince and Sidney engaged in happy feline frolicking just out of human view.  Sniffle.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on August 27, 2020, 05:30:14 PM

Lost cat notice from n'hood email list made me guffaw at the phrasing+cat image.

Quote
This is my last-ditch effort to locate our cat who has been missing for three weeks.  Tuck is a large (15 pounds) black and white kitty who you might think is female (due to surgery) but he is all boy.  He left wearing a black collar with white skulls and crossbones on it, with a red ID tag, and a ROAD ID attached to the collar.  He is very friendly. And, he enjoys a good meal.     






(https://i.postimg.cc/C1DC8wn8/IMG-1131.jpg)






Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on August 27, 2020, 05:47:08 PM
Knocked it off at ASDA today: 3 large packs of classic roast chicken breast for 60p (20p a pack). There was dozens and dozens of packets(someone must have fucked-up).

UPDATE. She loves it.

(https://i.imgur.com/oEerXJd.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Hand Solo on August 27, 2020, 06:32:17 PM
The little stray kitten that kept coming in our garden until we eventually took it in has grown much bigger since Xmas and has got quite fat and is the boss of the house now, my Dad fusses after her and she'll jump on the window ledge all times of night to be let in or out. I did used to leave the top of my bedroom window open for her all night, but she started bringing in live mouse in her mouth and letting them loose in my room (as well as dead birds and the like) so now she has to wait on the ledge until I can check she's not bringing anything in with her and this is why we're not getting her a catflap either. Used to be able to pick her up and hold like a baby and she would purr but now she thinks she owns the place she starts making disapproving noises if you pick her up. Just found her en repose in the conservatory armchair and took these candid shots:

(https://i.ibb.co/5MRbMt4/20200827-180325.jpg)(https://i.ibb.co/yqBtCmv/20200827-180319.jpg)(https://i.ibb.co/MZY1YcP/20200827-180306.jpg)

CUNT
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on August 27, 2020, 07:13:51 PM
Haha yesss I will never tire of cats giving it the ol' blep.

Additionally if you're concerned about her bringing animals in, you know cat flaps come with locks right? The one we've got allows you to lock it from both sides or to allow only one way access from either side.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on August 27, 2020, 07:31:14 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/yqBtCmv/20200827-180319.jpg)

'AVE SUMMA THAT

Still laughing at this minutes later.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Hand Solo on August 27, 2020, 07:54:20 PM
Additionally if you're concerned about her bringing animals in, you know cat flaps come with locks right? The one we've got allows you to lock it from both sides or to allow only one way access from either side.

She's out drinking all night with that Eric Burdon, then he'll say "We've got to get out of this place" and they end up coming in my gaff, not having it. I do know about the locks on cat flaps, we had one when I was a kid and I made great use of it because this big fat fucker called Biggles from down the road would come in our cat flap and nosh all our cat's food, I'd walk into the kitchen and catch him and he'd peg it out the cat flap so I locked it from the inside. Next time I found him scoffing his face off he went like a rocket and smacked his head right into the plastic flap, and then confused kept running back into it not knowing what to do. Think I just tapped him firmly on the nose then let him go out the front door and he never came back after that.

We do have a spare catflap in the shed we took down after my old cat died, it has locks, but I'm not sure I'm arsed installing the thing if you've got to lock it all the time so she can only go out, the other problem is she wakes me up jumping on my bedroom window ledge and miaowing from outside so I'd be more installing it so she can leave me alone early in the morning, maybe when it gets more chilly there's less chance of her finding animals and I can leave it open.

And yes, she has that constant Derp! tongue hanging out half the time.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on August 27, 2020, 10:30:50 PM
I now have images of Vince and Sidney engaged in happy feline frolicking just out of human view.  Sniffle.

He was a bit of a lone gunslinger, but his predecessor, The Beans, would be happy for the cosmic company (I brought her over from the US with me, and she was killed about two years later, only four years old, in a really stupid accident. But she and Mr Gus was absolute best buddies and hung out together all the time.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on August 28, 2020, 02:25:34 AM
Sid liked fighting squirrels to the death in the kitchen. It was like a cross species MMA.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on August 28, 2020, 04:33:22 AM
The little stray kitten that kept coming in our garden until we eventually took it in has grown much bigger since Xmas and has got quite fat and is the boss of the house now, my Dad fusses after her and she'll jump on the window ledge all times of night to be let in or out. I did used to leave the top of my bedroom window open for her all night, but she started bringing in live mouse in her mouth and letting them loose in my room (as well as dead birds and the like) so now she has to wait on the ledge until I can check she's not bringing anything in with her and this is why we're not getting her a catflap either. Used to be able to pick her up and hold like a baby and she would purr but now she thinks she owns the place she starts making disapproving noises if you pick her up. Just found her en repose in the conservatory armchair and took these candid shots:

(https://i.ibb.co/5MRbMt4/20200827-180325.jpg)(https://i.ibb.co/yqBtCmv/20200827-180319.jpg)(https://i.ibb.co/MZY1YcP/20200827-180306.jpg)

CUNT

If you're able to, you should get the constant, er, 'tongue action' looked at by a vet. It's usually a sign that something's not quite as it should be.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Hand Solo on August 28, 2020, 02:52:17 PM
If you're able to, you should get the constant, er, 'tongue action' looked at by a vet. It's usually a sign that something's not quite as it should be.

Thanks, I've had a look and she has no problems eating, drooling or with her mouth in general, I just think it's a byproduct of her constantly licking herself. She does have fleas so scratches and licks herself quite a lot and we've tried collars and various sprays and pills but can't shift them entirely, but she tends to have her tongue out after a good lickout session (not quite as vigorous as The Mollusk's cat, thankfullly.)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on August 28, 2020, 04:00:13 PM
The vet is always telling us the fleas are always adapting to various treatments and everything they recommend always seems to have a short period of time before it needs replacing by something new, current recommendation are the Front Line products, give them a go if you haven't already.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Hand Solo on August 28, 2020, 04:30:00 PM
The vet is always telling us the fleas are always adapting to various treatments and everything they recommend always seems to have a short period of time before it needs replacing by something new, current recommendation are the Front Line products, give them a go if you haven't already.

That's the badger. I've seen the ads but kept forgetting the product name, kept meaning to buy some.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on August 28, 2020, 04:58:49 PM
Consider the fleas as pets too.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on August 28, 2020, 07:47:00 PM
Restrict yourself to baldy cats, like Bane here. No fleas on him.

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/b2/37/3a/b2373ab58a1818118c58fcc1b8c4f203--paloma-blanca-la-paloma.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on August 28, 2020, 08:48:10 PM
I've shared him on here before, but this was my old cat Nicko, a "peterbald" rather than a "sphynx". He looked weird and would go fucking bonkers if anyone cooked chicken in the house, but he was incredibly friendly and I miss him.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5561/14215774776_5abc5b23d8_w.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on August 28, 2020, 09:05:23 PM
Not the most aww-inspiring feline we've had Mr Mortimer, but very... eye-catching.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Hand Solo on August 28, 2020, 11:29:58 PM
Restrict yourself to baldy cats, like Bane here. No fleas on him.

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/b2/37/3a/b2373ab58a1818118c58fcc1b8c4f203--paloma-blanca-la-paloma.jpg)

But ah, does he suffer from phimosis?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on August 29, 2020, 12:22:09 AM
Yes. And he has feelings of worthlessness and despair.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on August 29, 2020, 12:23:54 AM
Aww man I want to stroke him and give him the cwtches but it looks too much like a scrotum.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on August 30, 2020, 04:11:36 PM
Local cat rescue just had a competition to name three female kittens.  I suggested Kim, Kelley and Kristin.  Sat back expecting my prize and only just realised it’s KKK!  Shaaaame!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on August 30, 2020, 04:16:20 PM
Local cat rescue just had a competition to name three female kittens.  I suggested Kim, Kelley and Kristin.  Sat back expecting my prize and only just realised it’s KKK!  Shaaaame!

Don't feel too bad, racist cats are all the rage these days.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on August 30, 2020, 04:31:59 PM
Sphinx cats have slave ownership in their blood. That's a legacy we have to maintain, don't let the PC brigade rewrite history
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on September 03, 2020, 08:04:34 PM
Yesterday my poor cat Clive had a door shut on his tail and a few centimetres of it degloved. A big tube of cat fur came off and exposed the wormlike muscle and whatnot underneath. It doesn't look great. He's having to go and have a partial amputation performed on his tail tomorrow morning.

It's been an extremely upsetting and tiring couple of days. I didn't really go to sleep last night because he couldn't settle down and I was so worried about him. I feel quite drained.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on September 03, 2020, 08:15:43 PM
Mate fuckinell! That's horrific, really sorry to hear it. Poor little soldier.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: wooders1978 on September 03, 2020, 09:27:32 PM
Sorry to hear about that IL - fucking horrific when something bad happens to one of your babies - they’ll be back to their normal selves before you know it
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on September 03, 2020, 11:45:27 PM
Yesterday my poor cat Clive had a door shut on his tail and a few centimetres of it degloved. A big tube of cat fur came off and exposed the wormlike muscle and whatnot underneath. It doesn't look great. He's having to go and have a partial amputation performed on his tail tomorrow morning.

It's been an extremely upsetting and tiring couple of days. I didn't really go to sleep last night because he couldn't settle down and I was so worried about him. I feel quite drained.

Fucksake sorry mate! Thing about cats is though they're sturdy as fuck, proper Marcus Aurelius stoics. Quick lopping off of the tail and he'll be back to sleeping all day like nothing happened.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on September 04, 2020, 02:14:31 AM
Poor kitten!  Give him a very gentle cuddle from me as soon as he's up to it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Hand Solo on September 04, 2020, 02:26:19 AM
Be a responsible owner and install one of these:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/93/0a/48/930a48c07c516ff9daa09d29709555ce.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on September 04, 2020, 08:51:11 AM
Fucksake sorry mate! Thing about cats is though they're sturdy as fuck, proper Marcus Aurelius stoics. Quick lopping off of the tail and he'll be back to sleeping all day like nothing happened.

Is that true?! Right that’s my afternoon sorted.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on September 04, 2020, 09:17:00 AM
If you surgically swapped one cat's tail with another cat's tail, do you reckon they'd still be able to balance?  Or would they wobble like fuck?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on September 04, 2020, 09:20:06 AM
I was gonna clean the bathroom after my breakfast but if you’re really that desperate for answers I can switch my schedule up.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on September 04, 2020, 09:24:02 AM
I think that would be wise.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on September 04, 2020, 10:27:10 AM
If you surgically swapped one cat's tail with another cat's tail, do you reckon they'd still be able to balance?  Or would they wobble like fuck?

No, they'd be ok. But if you grafted a cat's tail onto a Manx cat's (called Eddie) eh rudimentary stump, it'd be like: Jesus Christ! Check out my amazing balancing skills here - Steady fucking Eddie me.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on September 04, 2020, 12:08:29 PM
The worst thing is seeing a cat in one of those medical neck cone lampshade things, heartbreaking. 
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on September 04, 2020, 12:15:17 PM
I dunno, I've seen a cat fall into a baseball pitching machine and then get launched out screaming and the batter saw a panicked animal with deadly claws and teeth flying towards him and instinctively swung and smashed its brains out in mid-air. I'd argue that's worst than seeing one in a medical head cone.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on September 04, 2020, 02:00:54 PM
of course you did
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on September 04, 2020, 02:10:30 PM
Thanks for backing me up.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on September 04, 2020, 04:08:13 PM
I had to live with my rather toxic mother for two years before I moved over here to the UK, and during that time I rescued and adopted the cat who became The Beans. My mother was constantly stepping on her, tripping over her, kicking her out of the way -- not out of malice, but just carelessness.

Poor old Beans had a crook in her tail towards the end of it, from where my mother trod square on it and broke it one day, fuck's sake.

Hope degloved & tipped kitty recovers soon!

All three of ours had to be wrangled to the vet's yesterday for their annual jabs, and of course all acted as if they were being crated up to go off to the glue factory, howling and yowling like maniacs in the car. Some of the sounds that came out of them! The three came to us together from the same former home, and we really do wonder what they must have gone through in that situation (we were told only that there was a lot of neglect) with some of their reactions to things.

Mad Vince on the other hand was such a terror at the vet's that they'd generally have three people in the room to hold him down for his bloodwork and stuff. He loved his basket, as well -- despite frequent trips to the vet (he was quite ill the last autumn we had him), he was aimable about climbing in, and would actually play and sleep in it when it wasn't being used as a carrier.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on September 04, 2020, 09:29:28 PM
Brie pretending to be a sphinx

(https://i.imgur.com/Z5Sl42h.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Qn1451L.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Fishfinger on September 04, 2020, 09:36:59 PM
Lovely.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on September 05, 2020, 09:11:19 AM
Oaf

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgWGuUkWsAEbDfl?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Hand Solo on September 05, 2020, 02:14:05 PM
It's trying to get itself in with you.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on September 05, 2020, 06:11:21 PM
Clive is back from his amputation and is now sporting a very fetching and shaved micro-tail.

He wouldn't take his medication last night, which meant he (and us) didn't get any sleep because he was pacing around all night long in clear distress. We just got him to take today's dose by mixing it with loads and loads of Dreamies. After a few minutes he was stumbling about, and was then so smacked off his tits that he went through the window of his cat house instead of the door. Sound asleep now, thank fuck.

The operation ended up costing twelve times the amount the cat did. Sorry Clive, that's your college fund all spent. You're going to have to lower your expectations now.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on September 05, 2020, 06:31:49 PM
I'm glad it's sorted - your post was a tough read, poor fella.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on September 05, 2020, 07:00:11 PM
I’m glad too. Godspeed Clive.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on September 05, 2020, 09:30:54 PM


The operation ended up costing twelve times the amount the cat did.

Thats always the way. Poor Clive. I'm sure he's worth every penny of it though. My Mum's old cat Tom had to have his tail amputated. It gave him a distinguished look in the long run. I'm sure Clive will grow into his new look.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on September 06, 2020, 12:40:52 AM
Celebrity Cat Time!

Jones:

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/244c7a6585d10b5179bd9bc348ca58b9/tumblr_oc4dycLMCi1uxpv1ro1_400.gifv)

Church

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UU4UUpMeZRM/XS5mv889XeI/AAAAAAAAU7I/vRxtLO5vk1YaODmNYfgwuugLKQmZI-4PwCLcBGAs/s640/pet%2Bsematary.gif)

Tao

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/e7548dd3a74a401e1c343a9ef865f95d/tumblr_pu9xy00zIm1w1t2ixo4_r1_500.gifv)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on September 06, 2020, 03:29:26 AM
Snuggles for Clive.  He is a brave puss.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on September 09, 2020, 09:19:52 AM
Saw this in my phone gallery today and missed my boy.

The cute dead fuck.

(https://i.ibb.co/42Y9L7Z/Paddy.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cwCM91c)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pancake on September 09, 2020, 01:01:37 PM
Used to love cats but I've got a big bastard garden now and they shit on it and eat the baby toads in the rockery so now I dislike them
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on September 11, 2020, 05:19:03 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/7YlT5bB.jpg)

Cleo having a good old stare out the window like
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on September 11, 2020, 10:00:32 PM
What a beaut.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on September 12, 2020, 06:38:19 AM
Yes, she's lovely.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on September 12, 2020, 06:03:58 PM
My two boys

(https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/119456197_10157234028111050_3835650674213602987_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=uB6ce_WjhOkAX-vtjec&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1.xx&oh=9f61d3e2706fc9681746762cf1d7e236&oe=5F82BF61)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on September 12, 2020, 06:11:38 PM
I love the quizzical furrowed brow of the chap on the left. "Another photo? Really? I'm just sitting down."
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on September 12, 2020, 06:14:31 PM
Very cute, mobias.

Clive is recovering well from his big op. At first he kept taking his cone off and licking his new shortened tail like mad. I was worried he was going to end up with a horrible sore on it as it was getting very red. However after a check-up at the vet he was given a smaller one and now I think he actually likes wearing it. He keeps chasing his sister around and she's absolutely terrified of it.

Can't believe what a drama the whole degloving thing has been. For a few nights I was actually a bit traumatised about it and was finding it even more difficult to get to sleep than usual. Seeing a pet you really care loads about badly injured is horrific.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on September 12, 2020, 07:50:12 PM
My two boys

(https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/119456197_10157234028111050_3835650674213602987_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=uB6ce_WjhOkAX-vtjec&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1.xx&oh=9f61d3e2706fc9681746762cf1d7e236&oe=5F82BF61)

Ronny & Reggie yeah? Am I right? Haha, bet I am; soon as I saw them I thought: It's the bloomin' Krays!

(https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article21337754.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/0_Ronnie-and-Reggie-Kray.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on September 12, 2020, 08:01:56 PM
I've thought similar about my twins in the past:
(https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78076064_10159309304038066_6140289824243843072_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=MALSZKXU4REAX9sGinR&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-1.fna&oh=a354dacb68f67cc49c6dfb5942588c9d&oe=5F81F7C6)

I don't think my two have been having sex on the sly like the real Krays, though.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on September 12, 2020, 08:20:21 PM
To be honest Leather, I can't see it. They look like a couple of louche bum-boys presenting tonight's Terence Conran (RIP Sir Terry) retrospective on Ch5. About as hard as wobblin'' blancmange.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on September 12, 2020, 08:25:39 PM
I'd like to see you say that to their faces!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on September 12, 2020, 08:35:43 PM
Glad to hear Clive is on the mend.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on September 12, 2020, 08:43:31 PM
I'd like to see you say that to their faces!

Don't think I wouldn't.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on September 13, 2020, 11:24:05 AM
Another one here, who is happy to hear that Clive is doing well.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on September 13, 2020, 11:59:18 AM
Good to hear that Stumpy Clive is doing well.

Tiny Toast helped me to blend up some fibre for spinning yesterday, a mix of white Shetland and fur combed off the various cats around the house (Mr Whiskers, Tiny, and Susan), and neighbourhood cats (Mr Gus and Arthur).

(http://i.imgur.com/WTjzJUhl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/WTjzJUh)

(http://i.imgur.com/uqr7BoIl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/uqr7BoI)

(http://i.imgur.com/BeXv9BTl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/BeXv9BT)

She also likes to sit one step below me when I do crunches and grab my hair

(http://i.imgur.com/zCoaUZpl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/zCoaUZp)

Mr Whiskers looking like a gormless wonder

(http://i.imgur.com/OjprNcZl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/OjprNcZ)

If we're doing hoodlum cats, here's Mr Kitty and his sister, from about 10 or 12 years ago, on Mr Attila's old XM

(http://i.imgur.com/HLvCmgil.jpg?1) (https://imgur.com/HLvCmgi)

Here's Amy in her very expensive cat bed

(http://i.imgur.com/YLYva9yl.jpg?1) (https://imgur.com/YLYva9y)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Flouncer on September 13, 2020, 12:02:13 PM
I'm just as impressed by the XM as I am by the kitties to be honest. I love hearing about your cats and seeing the accompanying photos Atilla; please keep it up! :-)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on September 13, 2020, 12:54:39 PM
I'm just as impressed by the XM as I am by the kitties to be honest. I love hearing about your cats and seeing the accompanying photos Atilla; please keep it up! :-)

Cheers -- all of the cats here are wonderful. I like this thread a lot.

That XM was a mess -- it was sat on the driveway for years in a bad state, as a van full of melons struck Mr Attila from behind on the motorway, wrecking it. One of the back windows was smashed, which is how Amy was able to access and live in it for a while.

Keeping it running was a labour of love, I think. The first time I met Mr Attila in the flesh (we'd be in corro via a chat room and phone prior to that, as he was part of a small group of friends of my then-partner), he came up to London to collect me for a weekend visit to the south. He couldn't actually come to the door or help me down four flights of stairs with a bunch of boxes of stuff I needed to give to him from another friend (and it was one of those houses where you could not let the door shut behind you, or you'd be locked out -- my ex had the keys and had gone to work), and it wasn't a street where you wanted to keep the door propped open. But Mr Attila couldn't switch off the XM as the alternator had failed on the drive up to London, and he was afraid if he shut it off, he'd never get the thing started again -- so he was parked up and idling down the street.

It had loads of other issues; there was the night he was driving to a concert and had to take a lot of dark B-roads to get there, and his headlights failed. So he snuggled up as closely behind another car to take advantage of their headlights til he could find a service station. Imagine being in some tiny car and this enormous landshark of a vehicle with no lights glides up behind you on a deserted country lane. They understandbly kept going faster and faster to get away from him. At the time it apparently did not occur to him that he was terrifying the car's occupants.

Then the melon van came along, and that was the end of the XM

Cat photos to make up for the car chat.

Tiny Toast clambering around on a freshly washed, new bedsheet

(http://i.imgur.com/XXRf3rnl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/XXRf3rn)

Tiny Toast after being caught using said bedsheet as a hammock -- that's not a look of regret, but a look of regret that she got caught.

(http://i.imgur.com/dKZOyWzl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/dKZOyWz)

Mr Whiskers, watching me work

(http://i.imgur.com/ABwDMFfl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ABwDMFf)

Tiny Toast next to the haunted steamer trunk (under the gauze to protect it from cat's claws). She loves that steamer trunk, and bonded with it when I brought it out of storage and back to the house.

(http://i.imgur.com/hUTVylBl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/hUTVylB)

Mr Gus, nipped out on fresh catnip earlier this summer

(http://i.imgur.com/lQzgDL2l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/lQzgDL2)

Mr Whiskers & tongue -- these three rarely get caught in that tongue-out pose that some of my other cats had

(http://i.imgur.com/ZpOkVs4l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ZpOkVs4)

Tiny upside down and in one of her moods

(http://i.imgur.com/54rbHdZl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/54rbHdZ)

Susan, who lives exclusively on the windowsill in a plastic bucket. She lives, eats, excretes, and plays on that windowsill. Sometimes she sits on a cushion on Mr Attila's desk, and even more rarely ventures off the sill, but that's her spot.

(http://i.imgur.com/fpndUMpl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/fpndUMp)

Tiny sat on my side desk while I work

(http://i.imgur.com/zJ0QOqRl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/zJ0QOqR)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on September 13, 2020, 01:25:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/YLYva9yl.jpg?1) (https://imgur.com/YLYva9y)

YEAH SO I’VE DECIDED TO SIT HERE
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on September 13, 2020, 02:11:41 PM
That XM was very, very hairy by the time it was finally towed away. Usually she wedged herself on the back deck under the rear window. It had to have been boiling hot in that car on summer days, but she'd be in there, basking away.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: spaghetamine on September 13, 2020, 03:06:30 PM
Was looking after my housemate's cat this weekend while they were away and she took a big shit on the bathroom floor in protest, seemed very pleased with herself as well and looked on smugly while I cleaned it up, the little skank
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on September 13, 2020, 10:32:06 PM
Very cute, mobias.

Clive is recovering well from his big op. At first he kept taking his cone off and licking his new shortened tail like mad. I was worried he was going to end up with a horrible sore on it as it was getting very red. However after a check-up at the vet he was given a smaller one and now I think he actually likes wearing it. He keeps chasing his sister around and she's absolutely terrified of it.

Can't believe what a drama the whole degloving thing has been. For a few nights I was actually a bit traumatised about it and was finding it even more difficult to get to sleep than usual. Seeing a pet you really care loads about badly injured is horrific.

Yeah its horrendous when you seem them suffer. So glad Clive is on the mend though.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on September 13, 2020, 10:45:27 PM
Speaking of the Krays. This photo of Gunther and Heidi taken a few years back always minded me of a Ronnie and Reggie.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/Krays.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vpXquLr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gq0ZJQO.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on September 14, 2020, 02:20:41 AM
That's 3 different sets of Kray-Cat twins, whose owners all reckon they're got what it takes to be Britain's Hardest Cat, but there can be only 1. So, let's look at a few more rock-hard British Bastards before picking a winner...

(pic) Lenny "The Judge" McBronson. Billericay.

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcS3emTJ91Ov_dCHbQ5SZlf2-AUSbSPhkPeUBw&usqp=CAU)

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRQhaPIXjX8oSoJBHaRV2QizhtIS0PhG_a8LA&usqp=CAU)

Psycho-Jock "The Eyes" No-Ears. Dundee.

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/5D01/production/_95790832_gettyimages-516700094.jpg)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on September 14, 2020, 09:21:22 AM
That's 3 different sets of Kray-Cat twins, whose owners all reckon they're got what it takes to be Britain's Hardest Cat, but there can be only 1. So, let's look at a few more rock-hard British Bastards before picking a winner...

(pic) Lenny "The Judge" McBronson. Billericay.

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcS3emTJ91Ov_dCHbQ5SZlf2-AUSbSPhkPeUBw&usqp=CAU)

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRQhaPIXjX8oSoJBHaRV2QizhtIS0PhG_a8LA&usqp=CAU)

Psycho-Jock "The Eyes" No-Ears. Dundee.

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/5D01/production/_95790832_gettyimages-516700094.jpg)



Lenny "The Judge" McBronson. Billericay. Looks exactly like Vinney Jones would look like, if he was a cat
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on September 17, 2020, 08:38:13 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/kX84PBy9/catfood.jpg)

(Might be fake but made me smile)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on September 17, 2020, 03:32:05 PM
After my last successful fostering (Huck and Bumblebee, a fine pair of lads, currently enjoying their forever home), I'm taking on another, who's arriving on Saturday. Sprout is his name, and having an owner who had to move into an assisted living facility that didn't allow cats is his game. Apparently, he enjoys sitting in chairs like a human.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on September 17, 2020, 10:46:01 PM
I can’t wait to see photos of that!

Phew, been quite an emotional day for me today. The cats have been acting really fussy with their food this week and both not eating much and it really got to me this evening, ended up sobbing my eyes out in the kitchen and feeling like everything is out of my control.

Now I’m lying on the sofa and Cleo is asleep and slumped over my leg. She’s so dependent on me I am basically mama, and when I give her a fuss she will stare right into my eyes for the longest time. Whatever the cat equivalent of love is, it’s so strong in her little heart. Makes me feel very lucky.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: flotemysost on September 17, 2020, 11:39:58 PM
Very jealous of everyone's ridiculously handsome kitties and loving all the stories about their foibles. Also, Tiny Toast is an excellent name for a cat.

Think I may have made a new friend though - on the estate I cut through on my way to work there's a tabby with a miaow that sounds like a rusty gate, like it spent too much of its youth getting fucked up and yelling over speakers, and whenever I walk past it unfurls itself from the doorway and runs at me, creaking maniacally. Trying to avoid petting it with unwashed hands as I know they can catch the 'vid but it's so insistent, I probably have limited agency in the matter.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on September 18, 2020, 02:22:43 AM


Loved Mollusk's last post.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on September 18, 2020, 07:44:12 AM
The Mollusk your cats sound lovely! I am sorry that you've had a rough day. Our three here will go through phases where they won't eat, and so much food gets wasted. It won't hurt them to have a 'fast day' with just a minimum amount of food/kibble -- that's what we do when they get into one of those moods.

Tiny Toast's original name was 'Blue' and Susan Bucket was called 'Princess.' We've had a heck of a time getting our local vet's to update their names for some reason, so we still get reminders that Blue and Princess need checkups.

Both of them will respond to Tiny and to Susan -- Tiny sacks out on her favourite chair every evening, and will let out a chirp/squeak NOT if you call her name, but if you call Susan's name.  Tiny also likes to catch and/or bat small sponge balls back and forth. I also may or may not lately have been terrorising her with a beaver puppet.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on September 18, 2020, 12:03:50 PM
Thanks friends. Fortunately I'm feeling a lot better today!

I was having a poo this morning and Cleo came in and started doing her trademark flop and thrash around for attention. She got her claw snagged on the mat and turned herself into a taco, and then freaked out and bolted. A great way to start the day.

(https://i.imgur.com/7s9CVrR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AJa0hL0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1yKvBqz.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on September 18, 2020, 12:36:32 PM
My cat used to love rubbing his head against your leg while you were shitting. Top cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on September 18, 2020, 12:44:48 PM
Clive jumps on my lap while I'm on the pot. It's a bit awkward.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on September 18, 2020, 12:49:49 PM
There is a definite air of “enjoying the tranquil solitude of sitting on the toilet there are you mate?” about it
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on September 18, 2020, 01:17:57 PM
Tiny Toast regularly jumps onto my shoulders first thing in the morning either when I'm having a wee or when I'm brushing my teeth.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 18, 2020, 01:27:19 PM
I made friends with a cat this morning. It was a very nice start to the day.

It’s always nice when you do the “pss pss pss” noise thing* at a cat you don’t know and it comes over to you. Makes me feel like an animal charmer.

*insert piss joke here
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: petercussing on September 18, 2020, 01:28:49 PM
Haha, two old cats i had used to love going into the lav when i need to do some turds. One of them also, after much careful sizing up and preparation, lept head first into a small empty bin and got stuck, as it was plump, filled the entire thing right up so it looked like a big fluffy lot of rubish that happened to have a tail, two feet and an arsehole.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: pigamus on September 18, 2020, 01:50:05 PM
I made friends with a cat this morning. It was a very nice start to the day.

It’s always nice when you do the “pss pss pss” noise thing* at a cat you don’t know and it comes over to you. Makes me feel like an animal charmer.

*insert piss joke here

Said this before but my dad can't do that noise - he literally just goes "pish pish pish" like an irate Scotsman. Cats look at him in bafflement. It's very funny.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on September 18, 2020, 02:41:36 PM
I made friends with a cat this morning. It was a very nice start to the day.

It’s always nice when you do the “pss pss pss” noise thing* at a cat you don’t know and it comes over to you. Makes me feel like an animal charmer.

*insert piss joke here
There's a stray who hangs about in the alleyway behind my house, and about a year ago I started leaving food and water out for it. Nowadays, "The Customer" waits in the back garden every morning (and most afternoons), but even so it won't come within a mile of me. If I'm sat on a deck-chair out there, it won't set foot in the place, and even though the little bastard knows I'm the one who feeds it, and have never made so much as an aggressive sound in its presence. Ah well.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 18, 2020, 02:48:53 PM
There's a stray who hangs about in the alleyway behind my house, and about a year ago I started leaving food and water out for it. Nowadays, "The Customer" waits in the back garden every morning (and most afternoons), but even so it won't come within a mile of me. If I'm sat on a deck-chair out there, it won't set foot in the place, and even though the little bastard knows I'm the one who feeds it, and have never made so much as an aggressive sound in its presence. Ah well.

It’s a tough one, that. You can’t know their background so it’s a bit of a gamble with strays. I befriended a stray cat at university who was really nice. There are some strays near me now that hang out in a laneway and they are not nice. My son is mad for cats/dogs and will refuse to walk past until I’ve tried to coax one over - these moggies don’t like to be coaxed (and probably aren’t great for playing with toddlers) so it’s a bit fraught if we go that way.

A neighbour saw me and the nipper saying hello to the nice cat this morning and I had a brief chat with him, apparently it’s “the neighbourhood cat” so it’s good that we are ingratiating ourselves in our new community. Ferris Jr was delighted and even brave enough to touch the cat’s tail, which was nice.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on September 18, 2020, 03:23:46 PM
Nice. I'm fine with just providing it with a safe spot to hang out and eat - there are F150s up and down the alley all the time (lots of renovation going on). I do catch it just laying in the middle of the garden, lolling about, sometimes, which is my payment I guess.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on September 19, 2020, 05:45:26 AM
Training Sparkle-Foot to be a Unicorn for Halloween (It'll look better when I've painted and put some glitter on it... and a chin-strap.)

(https://i.imgur.com/nqhQGed.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HwEEfCg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cFqnWV2.jpg)

5:43, can't sleep... nessun fucking dorma, again.

EDITED TO ADD. I don't have any glitter (I'll improvise)

EDITED TO ADD. I've got an old bike with the chrome comin' off the handlebars - I'll use that.

EDITED TO ADD. Looks quite good, the chrome flakes are a bit rusty, but so's she (Sparkle-foot).

They're all tight as fuck round here btw, and there's a lot of trick or treaters competin' for what little pickings there are, so you have to make an effort to stand out or you'll get sfa.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on September 20, 2020, 10:43:05 AM
New basket bed proving very popular here.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhzY5N2XsAMjJqx?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eh5M3BEWAAIKusY?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eh5M3BGXkAY_F3X?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on September 20, 2020, 12:47:30 PM
Realised I still miss my boy quite a bit so have an interview tomorrow to volunteer at the local animal sanctuary. Hoping maybe that'll satisfy my desire for furry companionship and care. If I get it i'll be sure to take plenty of kitty pics.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on September 20, 2020, 01:14:04 PM
Ooh that’ll be great. The nearest one is quite far from here but I had considered doing the same, I’m sure it will be really rewarding.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on September 20, 2020, 01:31:29 PM
Ooh that’ll be great. The nearest one is quite far from here but I had considered doing the same, I’m sure it will be really rewarding.

Possibly a lucky escape. You might have ended up on the spider rescue floor!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on September 20, 2020, 02:20:31 PM
New basket bed proving very popular here.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhzY5N2XsAMjJqx?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eh5M3BEWAAIKusY?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eh5M3BGXkAY_F3X?format=jpg&name=large)

Amazing, what a gorgeous fluffbucket.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Poodle Basher on September 20, 2020, 04:49:24 PM
Amazing, what a gorgeous fluffbucket.

I see your fluffbucket and raise you a fluffbucket.

This is Maurice.


(https://i.imgur.com/U3Mnmpb.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/W5qdwoQ.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/kQPyyti.jpg)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on September 20, 2020, 04:51:31 PM
Some people call me Maurice.

Meow, meeeooww.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Poodle Basher on September 20, 2020, 05:02:45 PM
Some people call me Maurice.

Meow, meeeooww.


As he's a rescue cat, it's the name he came with and I couldn't be arsed to change it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on September 20, 2020, 11:52:48 PM
New basket bed proving very popular here.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhzY5N2XsAMjJqx?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eh5M3BEWAAIKusY?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eh5M3BGXkAY_F3X?format=jpg&name=large)

Is that a pedigree cat?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on September 21, 2020, 05:17:28 AM
New foster-cat, Sprout, is situated in the spare room, but he's been hiding under the desk since yesterday lunchtime so I've not been able to get a photo, or have any interaction. I'm sure he'll be fine in a few days, though (the last fosters I had hid inside the lining of a recliner for about three days before they ventured out).
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on September 21, 2020, 08:42:07 AM
Is that a pedigree cat?

Yeah she's a pedigree Maine Coon.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on September 21, 2020, 08:48:40 AM
I see your fluffbucket and raise you a fluffbucket.

This is Maurice.



Hello Maurice. Don't worry, this fluff bucket is only moderately insane.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZBcsMCXQAEoPEc?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZBcsF4XYAArzCg?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZBcsP4WkAAUcV5?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on September 21, 2020, 09:46:30 AM
You should send her pics off to an agency Mobias, get her into the ad game.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on September 21, 2020, 09:53:21 AM
Yeah she's a pedigree Maine Coon.

I thought so, I bet she is a big girl then, what does she weigh?

You should send her pics off to an agency Mobias, get her into the ad game.

When you get into the pedigree world you find there are absolutely loads and loads of amazing looking cats out there. I wouldnt put my mogs through the hassle of popping them infront of the camera for anything anyway.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on September 21, 2020, 10:45:58 AM
I suppose so... maybe porn? (She could be a fluffer)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on September 21, 2020, 04:57:47 PM
Had to buy some chunky hiking boots but I start at sanctuary on Thursday. Got a friendly little "dont touch me" bite from one of the unrehomable fluff balls in reception! Will have to take some pictures when I start.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on September 21, 2020, 05:57:35 PM
Had to buy some chunky hiking boots but I start at sanctuary on Thursday. Got a friendly little "dont touch me" bite from one of the unrehomable fluff balls in reception! Will have to take some pictures when I start.

Fab! What a great thing to be doing. Look forward to the pictures.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on September 22, 2020, 12:55:34 PM
Had to buy some chunky hiking boots but I start at sanctuary on Thursday. Got a friendly little "dont touch me" bite from one of the unrehomable fluff balls in reception! Will have to take some pictures when I start.
Best of luck, you are a fantastic human for doing this.
Even bitey might come round :)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on September 22, 2020, 02:45:20 PM
Had to buy some chunky hiking boots but I start at sanctuary on Thursday. Got a friendly little "dont touch me" bite from one of the unrehomable fluff balls in reception! Will have to take some pictures when I start.

Very jealous but very pleased for you.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on September 22, 2020, 09:24:40 PM
Had to buy some chunky hiking boots but I start at sanctuary on Thursday. Got a friendly little "dont touch me" bite from one of the unrehomable fluff balls in reception! Will have to take some pictures when I start.

Excellent, very good work. Also jealous.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on September 22, 2020, 10:00:34 PM
Had to buy some chunky hiking boots but I start at sanctuary on Thursday. Got a friendly little "dont touch me" bite from one of the unrehomable fluff balls in reception! Will have to take some pictures when I start.

yes mate! Groom those kittys and send us lots of furry photos.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on September 24, 2020, 02:32:45 PM
Okay so this is Nibbler; she gives you the little fuck off bite if you stroke her too much. I like her.

https://ibb.co/vJrBKtD (https://ibb.co/vJrBKtD)

And this is Cwtch, the soppiest div cat i've ever met. Walked into an empty reception with him sleeping on a chair and gave him a stroke and within seconds he's rubbing his face all over me and trying to sit on my lap.

https://ibb.co/0tyycsg (https://ibb.co/0tyycsg)

Sadly, they're both unrehomable and live there but they're both lush.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on September 24, 2020, 02:33:51 PM
An excellent ginger tom!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on September 24, 2020, 11:28:40 PM
The truth is out there

(https://i.imgur.com/7oKTX2E.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on September 25, 2020, 10:24:00 AM
Okay so this is Nibbler; she gives you the little fuck off bite if you stroke her too much. I like her.

https://ibb.co/vJrBKtD (https://ibb.co/vJrBKtD)

And this is Cwtch, the soppiest div cat i've ever met. Walked into an empty reception with him sleeping on a chair and gave him a stroke and within seconds he's rubbing his face all over me and trying to sit on my lap.

https://ibb.co/0tyycsg (https://ibb.co/0tyycsg)

Sadly, they're both unrehomable and live there but they're both lush.

Lovely kits.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on September 26, 2020, 09:18:28 AM
Furry bed time.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EiyW4XUX0Acyj9S?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EiyW4WyWkAEXsip?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EiyW4XHXsAAu0Vy?format=jpg&name=large)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on September 26, 2020, 05:41:24 PM
That's the fluffiest paw I've ever seen. Seriously, it's award winning, no wonder he/she is smiling, I would be if my feet and face were so cute.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on September 26, 2020, 05:51:49 PM
That's the fluffiest paw I've ever seen. Seriously, it's award winning, no wonder he/she is smiling, I would be if my feet and face were so cute.

No one tell her it's the tail!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on September 26, 2020, 06:15:14 PM
No one tell her it's the tail!

Awwww! Do'h. Still stunning though.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on September 26, 2020, 07:14:37 PM
That's the fluffiest paw I've ever seen. Seriously, it's award winning, no wonder he/she is smiling, I would be if my feet and face were so cute.

Yeah she sure does have big mittens

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXF7SQiXkAMLnSe?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on September 27, 2020, 03:38:40 AM
Okay so this is Nibbler; she gives you the little fuck off bite if you stroke her too much. I like her.

https://ibb.co/vJrBKtD (https://ibb.co/vJrBKtD)

And this is Cwtch, the soppiest div cat i've ever met. Walked into an empty reception with him sleeping on a chair and gave him a stroke and within seconds he's rubbing his face all over me and trying to sit on my lap.

https://ibb.co/0tyycsg (https://ibb.co/0tyycsg)

Sadly, they're both unrehomable and live there but they're both lush.

A million karma units for doing this, bgmts. Such a great thing to do. May I ask why these two are unrehomable?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on September 27, 2020, 08:28:44 AM
A million karma units for doing this, bgmts. Such a great thing to do. May I ask why these two are unrehomable?

Thank you but to be honest i'm sure almost everyone here would be doing the same if they had one near them and had the same amount of free time I did.

I do not know why ginge is unrehomable, he's a softie, but Nibbler is a biter, you can't touch her without getting chomped.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on September 27, 2020, 08:53:52 AM
I think you're right, we'd all love to do it. Although I'd be pretty fucking useless at it. Also I'd start crying if a cat was in pain or died.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on September 27, 2020, 10:33:55 AM
Good work bmnts. I'm sure it'll be a really rewarding thing for you to do. I might look into doing a similar thing here in Edinburgh.

Here's a Sunday morning cat puddle to cheer everyone up. I took these a few years ago here.

(https://i.imgur.com/15sreV5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ltbKRNv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SPNUAWO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/apPgmhw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dkdd25H.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on September 27, 2020, 12:22:45 PM
KITTUMS!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on September 27, 2020, 12:25:05 PM
The RSPCA presents: Caligula.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on September 28, 2020, 06:51:38 PM
Sprout the foster-cat is taking his sweet time coming out of one of his several hiding places in the spare room. Current location, sort of inside lining of the battered old recliner in there. I know he's moving about, because food is eaten and litter used, and if you stick your hand into his hiding spot he'll purr and roll around and generally have a good time, so he's not in any particular distress over and above the new house thing.

It's been 9 days, which is a sight longer than any other cat I've ever had, but he doesn't seem unhappy, so I'll just wait for him to come and say hello.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Malcy on September 28, 2020, 07:49:34 PM
There’s a right prick of a cat been coming in my garden for the past couple of months. Vicious little shit. First time it appeared it was rolling around my front step letting me clap it. Next day was a different story. Hissing, screeching and standing it’s ground while I’m trying to chase it away.

My cat is fighting with it several times a day now. Any other cat that appears just gets chased out the garden but he really hates this one and it gets really vocal and aggressive when they get near each other. My cat was sleeping at the open front door a while ago when I heard all hell break loose. Broke it up and even took some dreamies to it, it hissed and growled at me but eat them when it couldn’t see me.

It wouldn’t fuck off so I chased it behind the shed. It was going mental then leapt out  the undergrowth, vaulted the fence and went for me! Little fucker. Booted the back fence so hard to scare it off that I broke it and it still stood it’s ground.

Any idea how I can discourage it from coming back? I’m not sure if it’s a stray or not. It has no tail but I think it must have at one point. Think it’s just a moody little bastard but I’m sick of having to go chase it off several times a day.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on September 28, 2020, 07:51:31 PM
Whatever you do, don't ever, EVER, feed it some dreami-

Oh...
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: madhair60 on September 28, 2020, 08:25:31 PM
Step on its head
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Malcy on September 28, 2020, 09:21:30 PM
Whatever you do, don't ever, EVER, feed it some dreami-

Oh...

Yeah, thought i could try building up a trust by giving it some but if anything it got worse. Must not like the chicken & duck ones!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on September 28, 2020, 09:46:30 PM
One word: waterpistol.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on September 28, 2020, 09:54:06 PM
Yeah she sure does have big mittens

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXF7SQiXkAMLnSe?format=jpg&name=large)

The way she's leaning on her left one, unbelievably stunning.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on September 28, 2020, 11:16:24 PM

Any idea how I can discourage it from coming back? I’m not sure if it’s a stray or not. It has no tail but I think it must have at one point. Think it’s just a moody little bastard but I’m sick of having to go chase it off several times a day.

Does it look well-fed? If it's coming for food it will be insistent, in my experience. I was going to say the same thing about not feeding it but we had a stray who was terrorising our two cats and, in the end, we just started feeding it. Our two aren't too happy about it but have got used to the situation, and we've probably saved the stray's life. Also our two don't now get terrorised at night.

The other thing to ask is do you think its an un-neutered male? You can sometimes tell by the size of it's cheeks. Apparently they keep growing if the cat keeps his balls. This is what the RSPCA told us. And is your cat a spayed female? Sorry if this is obvious but if she is a she and isn't spayed while he's an un-neutered male then that could be why it's so intense.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Malcy on September 29, 2020, 11:09:58 AM
Does it look well-fed? If it's coming for food it will be insistent, in my experience. I was going to say the same thing about not feeding it but we had a stray who was terrorising our two cats and, in the end, we just started feeding it. Our two aren't too happy about it but have got used to the situation, and we've probably saved the stray's life. Also our two don't now get terrorised at night.

The other thing to ask is do you think its an un-neutered male? You can sometimes tell by the size of it's cheeks. Apparently they keep growing if the cat keeps his balls. This is what the RSPCA told us. And is your cat a spayed female? Sorry if this is obvious but if she is a she and isn't spayed while he's an un-neutered male then that could be why it's so intense.

I noticed it was looking a bit bigger than usual so if it was a stray it's possible someone has started feeding it. My cat is a neutered male. Not really sure what the other one is but it doesn't have the fuller cheeks.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on September 30, 2020, 03:09:30 PM
I noticed it was looking a bit bigger than usual so if it was a stray it's possible someone has started feeding it. My cat is a neutered male. Not really sure what the other one is but it doesn't have the fuller cheeks.

Keep us informed on this. You could call the RSPCA for advice. They were very helpful with our problem.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on September 30, 2020, 05:14:42 PM
Sprout the foster cat popped his head and the front half of his body out of hiding this morning, to accept some fuss and do some purring. He's coming round, slowly, but I hope when he's finally out in the open he cleans himself a bit better cos my boy stinks.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on October 01, 2020, 03:54:53 PM
Sprout the foster cat popped his head and the front half of his body out of hiding this morning, to accept some fuss and do some purring. He's coming round, slowly, but I hope when he's finally out in the open he cleans himself a bit better cos my boy stinks.

That's fantastic that he has come out with a purr and some love for the petting and fuss🐾

That is all down to you.🐾

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on October 03, 2020, 02:03:39 AM
That's fantastic that he has come out with a purr and some love for the petting and fuss🐾

That is all down to you.🐾

And that he shit himself. All you!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on October 03, 2020, 02:34:06 AM
I noticed it was looking a bit bigger than usual so if it was a stray it's possible someone has started feeding it. My cat is a neutered male. Not really sure what the other one is but it doesn't have the fuller cheeks.

Are you sure it's male?  If it's a pregnant female it would explain the weight gain and the behaviour.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Malcy on October 03, 2020, 02:39:18 PM
Are you sure it's male?  If it's a pregnant female it would explain the weight gain and the behaviour.

Not not sure at all. I’ll try get a picture next time it appears out of nowhere and attacks while we’re sat in the garden like it did the other day!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on October 04, 2020, 01:51:01 AM
Oscar's started hiding, he's gone all wobbly, blood test results indicate arthritis at best and kidney disease at worst.  Happening very quickly.

Don't fucking need it mate, don't need it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on October 04, 2020, 01:56:17 AM
Oscar's started hiding, he's gone all wobbly, blood test results indicate arthritis at best and kidney disease at worst.  Happening very quickly.

Don't fucking need it mate, don't need it.

I'm so sorry.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on October 04, 2020, 02:07:23 AM
He ran out from hiding under the bed and now he's hiding by the litter tray; I told him how much I loved him next to the tray where he pisses.  Best I could do really.  Not expecting him to make it through the night.  Fucked.  We've made our peace with it I think.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on October 04, 2020, 02:24:43 AM
He ran out from hiding under the bed and now he's hiding by the litter tray; I told him how much I loved him next to the tray where he pisses.  Best I could do really.  Not expecting him to make it through the night.  Fucked.  We've made our peace with it I think.

I remember my last cat. A tiny little thing. One day she just stopped eating and wanted to be on her own. She died within two days. It came so fast. I still miss her very much.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on October 04, 2020, 02:38:45 AM
That's really gutting to hear, Pink Gregory.

It's horrible seeing them in distress.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Flouncer on October 04, 2020, 02:45:52 AM
Really sorry to hear that man. It's hard work when this happens; I still miss Frida a lot. You've just got to be thankful for the time you had with them really. xxx
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on October 04, 2020, 03:00:30 AM
He's stopped hiding.  To be honest the way he was behaving I was expecting him to go tonight, would have been easier.

Have to see I guess. 
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on October 04, 2020, 07:44:02 AM
I'm sorry as fuck Greg. Utter shite stuff.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on October 04, 2020, 09:13:13 AM
Thanks chaps; he's hiding now, reckon this might be it, not gonna worry him any more.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on October 04, 2020, 10:18:21 AM
Wishing strength and love for you and Oscar. Take care xxx
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on October 04, 2020, 11:44:38 AM
Sorry to hear that Greg. Hope Oscar is ok. My Mums old cat Tom had kidney disease. Its relatively common as cats are crap at drinking enough water. Some cats can still live with kidney disease to a decent age if they're kept medicated.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on October 04, 2020, 11:48:58 AM
He's got a blood test on tuesday, if he's still around.  Don't want to upset him by taking him to the emergency vet, because the consultation yesterday didn't find anything urgent.

I think with the covid we wouldn't be able to be with him if he had to be euthanised, which I don't think we can deal with right now.  Think he just wants to be left alone.

Just had no idea it was coming.  He's 14, which I suppose is a good age.  Mrs Gregory is very close to him, but she's taking it about as well as can be expected.  Also we have leftover beta blockers, which are nice for the anxiety.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Malcy on October 04, 2020, 11:57:43 AM
Sorry to hear that, always tough. I couldn’t go in with my cat when he went to the vets recently and it was horrible waiting outside for 2 hours and then been told they were keeping him overnight. He was terrified and I just wanted to see him and for him to see me.

As far as I know it’s still the same at vets so best to have him with you.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on October 04, 2020, 12:23:37 PM
Wolfgang thinks its a tough life being a cat but someone has to do it.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjbRcuhXcAADdIb?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjbRcuhXcAICm9l?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on October 04, 2020, 12:58:56 PM
stripy long man
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on October 04, 2020, 02:01:39 PM
Good luck, Pink Gregory -- I hope your kitty makes it to the vet's for that follow up visit.

Old Mr Kitty here also had kidney issues, and developed then when he was around 14 or 15 years old. There are tablets they can take for it that sort them out -- Mr Kitty lasted subsequently til he was 21.

Sending you and Mrs PG and kitty good wishes that this may be the case, too.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on October 04, 2020, 02:03:52 PM
Wolfgang thinks its a tough life being a cat but someone has to do it.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjbRcuhXcAADdIb?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjbRcuhXcAICm9l?format=jpg&name=large)

Now Playing: Big Black - He's A Whore  🎶
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on October 05, 2020, 02:25:53 AM
Sending thoughts of fast-moving chaseable bootlaces to your moggy, PG.  Best of luck to you all.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on October 05, 2020, 11:12:46 AM
Awww thanks

So, he went to the emergency vet on sunday afternoon, he'd been hiding but came out and started yowling, so had to be done.  Apparently the first vet had missed that he had a rock-hard bladder and hadn't evacuated for something like 24 hours.  Possibly caused by low calcium, so he had some calcium supplements and a catheter put in.


He's out of the emergency vet and onto the normal vet, being kept in for observation.  If he can do his little poos and wees on his own after the catheter is removed he might be alright; but we're still expecting the worst, it'll be Ms Gregory with him if he has to be euthanised.

Managed to get his shame-cone off in the carrier on the way, which I was impressed with.  Little shit.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on October 05, 2020, 11:41:57 AM
Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: monkfromhavana on October 06, 2020, 08:01:52 AM
I was having a dream last night of playing in a football match and going on a mazy run beating several defenders[1].

At the moment in the dream when I went to boot the ball into the net, I woke up and booted our cat, Alan, onto the floor.
 1. I'm 42 years old
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on October 06, 2020, 03:24:36 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/QHqk58X.jpg)

Captured Raymond giving one of his proudest ever stances the other day. I especially love the tidy little curling of the tail around the feet.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on October 06, 2020, 03:28:02 PM
Obviously Clive's tail-curling days are over (not that he ever did it much anyway) but I love it when Queenie stands in that pose as well. They always look so deep in thought.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Buelligan on October 06, 2020, 03:45:30 PM
Haven't been frequenting this thread for a while, broken heart too sore but came here to report discovery of, what looks exactly like a tiny, palm-sized, Birman kitten munching away at my wild cats feeding station just now - heart melted.  Hugely tempted to adopt it but know I cannot bear to lose another one - not yet anyway.   

Very sorry to read of your Oscar's troubles Pink Greg, I too lived with a (taken in) stray with the old kidney probs, as others have said, quite common in cats.  Don't know how old she was but she survived, happy and troublesome, a fair ten years or more, after diagnosis.  Special diet, plenty of water and on she went.  The most unfriendly, ugly, cat.  Always peed on things that were nice and yet, and yet, completely lovable.  Alas, poor Minty!  I knew her, Horatio. 

Lovely Raymond, also.  Absolutely lovely.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on October 06, 2020, 04:23:47 PM
      (https://i.imgur.com/QHqk58X.jpg)

"Join me tonight, when my guests will be Brian Blessed, Paul the Octopus, plus music from Chaka Khan"
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: pigamus on October 06, 2020, 04:29:04 PM
You can see what the Egyptians were on about really. He does look like a clearly superior being. I'm sure he thinks so too.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on October 06, 2020, 04:31:50 PM
Thought this demanded a rotation:

      (https://i.postimg.cc/CKpM8tVT/kv7gxt.jpg)

"Christ, I've left the gas on"
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on October 06, 2020, 05:30:58 PM
Sprout the foster-cat is resolute in his determination to not emerge from the bowels of the recliner. He'll very happily accept fuss if you reach your hand in, will roll about (in the limited space he has) and purr away for several minutes, but apart from occasionally to go to the food bowl, he's not interested in seeing the wider world (or even the wider room) yet.

I have to assume he was either very attached to his previous owner, or had some sort of traumatic experience in between the previous owner and me (he was there for some time, apparently). I'm sure he'll pop out when ready.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on October 06, 2020, 07:10:57 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/QHqk58X.jpg)

Captured Raymond giving one of his proudest ever stances the other day. I especially love the tidy little curling of the tail around the feet.

Ray is a handsome beast.



(https://i.imgur.com/i27l4Fb.png)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on October 06, 2020, 09:28:47 PM
Haha, that's great.

Proud Raymond looks a bit like Lenny "The Judge" McRipper (one of "The UK's Hardest cats"), that I posted earlier.

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcS3emTJ91Ov_dCHbQ5SZlf2-AUSbSPhkPeUBw&usqp=CAU)

"Bah", says Lenny.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on October 07, 2020, 07:59:20 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/QHqk58X.jpg)

Captured Raymond giving one of his proudest ever stances the other day. I especially love the tidy little curling of the tail around the feet.

'Tonight, Matthew, I'm going to be Benedict Cumberbatch!'
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on October 07, 2020, 09:33:17 AM
Raymond is one handsome cat.

Meanwhile Gunther here has all the look of a cat who was enjoying a nice nap in his favourite bed when another cat came along and sat on top of him.
Still, at least she's comfy.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ENOGcGyUwAAaSgb?format=jpg&name=large) 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ENOGcGYWoAA7wfM?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ENOGcGSWoAAN6xG?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ENOGcGTWsAAtZ10?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: petercussing on October 07, 2020, 10:58:10 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/QHqk58X.jpg)

Captured Raymond giving one of his proudest ever stances the other day. I especially love the tidy little curling of the tail around the feet.

Can this replace the oscar statue for the oscars, pls?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: studpuppet on October 07, 2020, 12:35:53 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcS3emTJ91Ov_dCHbQ5SZlf2-AUSbSPhkPeUBw&usqp=CAU)(https://www.datingcelebs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/courtney-dave-image.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on October 07, 2020, 12:47:30 PM
Raymond I'm sure would appreciate all the praise being heaped on him. Thank fuck he can't hear it, the psychotic little arsehole.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: dr_christian_troy on October 07, 2020, 02:36:11 PM
My cat Kali was sadly quite unwell, and had to be put down a few months ago:

(https://i.ibb.co/QPwdPTx/6-C9909-ED-2107-4994-BC3-B-B7-DB59-EB6744.jpg)

Her brother Theo, although a needy fellow, still seems to be doing okay:

(https://i.ibb.co/z5x1qJS/2-CD0-E81-A-B314-4-B5-C-8016-8617-D2219390.jpg)

We're losing Theo too now. He has bone cancer which has occurred very suddenly and he's being put down next week. I'm pretty much devastated.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on October 07, 2020, 03:02:10 PM
Oh mate, no. I'm so genuinely sorry, and I'm heartbroken for you. I wish I could say or do more to help in any way at all.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on October 07, 2020, 03:41:11 PM
We're losing Theo too now. He has bone cancer which has occurred very suddenly and he's being put down next week. I'm pretty much devastated.

Oh I'm so sorry to hear that, he looks like a very well loved pussycat. Sending virtual hugs at such a difficult time (((hug))))
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on October 07, 2020, 04:15:45 PM
Can everyone's cats stop dying please? It's an absolute cunt.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on October 07, 2020, 11:45:45 PM
We're losing Theo too now. He has bone cancer which has occurred very suddenly and he's being put down next week. I'm pretty much devastated.

I'm so sorry. They both look utterly adorable. They were so lucky to have you, someone who loved them very much.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on October 08, 2020, 12:42:09 AM
Can everyone's cats stop dying please? It's an absolute cunt.

This.  It really is.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on October 08, 2020, 01:21:34 AM
I’ve made friends with two neighbourhood cats in the last 2 weeks, it’s been really nice and I (oh god no) think I’d like to adopt one (lunatic) from a shelter over (christ what’s he thinking) a dog (cunts gone totally mad, ferriswheeldickhead more like).

Quite the about-face. Pathetic.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on October 08, 2020, 09:05:43 AM
This is a neighbourhood posh cat I spot on my evening walk sometimes. He always looks quite judgemental

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZLtHIZXQAE13n-?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on October 08, 2020, 09:14:55 AM
Major General Floof reporting for early shift nose patrol, brilliant. 
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on October 08, 2020, 11:16:07 AM
"Is this the cat behind Britain's police?"
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on October 08, 2020, 10:57:16 PM
This is a neighbourhood posh cat I spot on my evening walk sometimes. He always looks quite judgemental

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZLtHIZXQAE13n-?format=jpg&name=large)

Is he in a Winnie The Pooh type situation with that window? "I'll just finish this last bowl of Whiskas, and then I'll try to get out of here."
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on October 08, 2020, 11:03:02 PM
Very nice window.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on October 09, 2020, 05:02:04 AM
Can everyone's cats stop dying please? It's an absolute cunt.

Please guys, do what this man says
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on October 09, 2020, 09:05:38 AM
GOOD NYEWWS EVERYONE!

Oscar is recovering from what was apparently pancreatitis after an extremely fraught week.  Thanx for the support CaBbers!

He's now wandering about half shaved doing his little mow and grunt.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on October 09, 2020, 09:11:23 AM
Way haay, the tide has turned: we're celebrating the living now (Well done Oscar)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on October 09, 2020, 09:23:37 AM
Very pleased to hear that.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on October 09, 2020, 11:13:24 AM
GOOD NYEWWS EVERYONE!

Oscar is recovering from what was apparently pancreatitis after an extremely fraught week.  Thanx for the support CaBbers!

He's now wandering about half shaved doing his little mow and grunt.


I think we deserve an up-to-date photo of Oscar in honour of this fantastic news.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on October 09, 2020, 12:12:37 PM
Haven't posted a pic of my great bunch of lads in a while:

Marvin

(https://i.imgur.com/GxERTBp.jpg)

Otis

(https://i.imgur.com/gZkrB7c.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on October 09, 2020, 12:14:20 PM
Cute buggers.

Does Otis need a little trim?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on October 09, 2020, 12:23:58 PM
Cute buggers.

Does Otis need a little trim?

You mean his nails? Yes he does and it will be happening tonight before my wife heads home to Finland for a month otherwise he gets caught up on the scratch post on one of his talons.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on October 09, 2020, 02:32:58 PM
Marvin

Otis

Top cats, and top naming convention too.

Sometimes when out walking I encounter one of those leopard-type breeds of domestic cat. Fucking massive it is, and with the loudest meow I've ever heard. It likes its fuss though.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on October 09, 2020, 02:36:31 PM
There they are, sittin' on the dock of t'bay, watching the ships coming in, and going out again...

I don't know how to post images so, otherwise I would have been a strong contributor to this here thread, believe me.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on October 09, 2020, 03:59:10 PM


Sometimes when out walking I encounter one of those leopard-type breeds of domestic cat. Fucking massive it is, and with the loudest meow I've ever heard. It likes its fuss though.

Probably a Bengal. Otis is an Ocicat and yes he's a bit of a unit (currently 7.8kgs/17lbs) but his meow, whilst a bit loud and annoying is nothing compared to the meow on my Mum's adopted Bengal.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on October 09, 2020, 05:12:13 PM
I don't know how to post images so, otherwise I would have been a strong contributor to this here thread, believe me.

I email them to myself from my phone camera and then upload them to imgur.com - get to it!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on October 09, 2020, 05:30:48 PM
If it makes anyone feel better, our cat is alive and well. She moved house with her owner a few months ago, though. I don't mind admitting I was a big blubbering mess the day she went. I've been to visit them once since then, but the last I saw of her before that was her staring at me with a look of ice cold fury. For two wonderful years, I'd been her favourite human, only for me to betray her and lock her up in the terrible box. I'm getting a lump in my throat just typing all of this.

She remains the best cat in the whole world ever. Less a cat, in fact, and more just the abstract concept of adorable, assuming a form that our human perception can grasp. This form, right here:

(https://i.postimg.cc/zfPxRC2k/Cat-01.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/wvy051SY/Cat-02.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/4ypPMrf8/Cat-03.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/852wZ1SJ/Cat-04.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on October 09, 2020, 05:34:20 PM
Yeah fair play that's a supermodel cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on October 09, 2020, 05:36:04 PM
She's absolutely stunning. Love the TWAT lettering in the last one.

If you don't mind me asking, what's the story behind her leaving? Obvs don't go into it if it's too sad but I must have missed it if you covered it previously.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on October 09, 2020, 06:02:46 PM
The first thing, without fail, that everyone says upon seeing her for the first time is how pretty she is.

It's a complicated story, with some heartache for the other people involved, but basically: Her owner moved in with us (it's a shared house) a couple of years ago. A bunch of stuff happened, meaning they weren't around most of the time and they eventually moved out last year, to a place that didn't allow pets. The cat was thus entrusted to our care - mostly mine. It was always a temporary arrangement and, this summer the situation allowed for the cat to go back to her owner.

As mentioned, I was torn up about it. Friends and family who weren't privy to the whole story were aghast on my behalf, but it was the right thing. Her owner has had a very tough time of things and having the cat around has done them more good that it did me.

People tell me I should get a cat of my own, but a) I'm a big povvo and I don't want to have to start paying for pet insurance and the like and b) I don't know if any other cat could ever measure up.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on October 09, 2020, 06:20:25 PM
Should've told them to get another cat tbh.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on October 09, 2020, 06:47:33 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/4ypPMrf8/Cat-03.jpg)

This is ridiculous.  HOW SO BEAUTIFUL?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on October 09, 2020, 06:58:38 PM
If it makes her seem any less gorgeous, she was only looking up like that because there was a nest of birds that she presumably wanted to massacre.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pseudopath on October 09, 2020, 07:00:12 PM
She's absolutely stunning. Love the TWAT lettering in the last one.

The best thing about it is that anyone on the other side of the window will think it's an "I TAWT I Taw a Puddy Tat" joke.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on October 09, 2020, 07:14:18 PM
The best thing about it is that anyone on the other side of the window will think it's an "I TAWT I Taw a Puddy Tat" joke.

Excellent :)

You (Not you, but someone, some cat-owner(s)) should be careful with those type of cheap grills on the top of the radiator: a front claw can get stuck in them, and they can panic (the way they do) and start madly trying to free themselves (maybe even gnaw the trapped leg off, possibly)

(https://i.postimg.cc/852wZ1SJ/Cat-04.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on October 09, 2020, 07:22:55 PM
Here's our little round on the road to recovery boy

(https://imgur.com/zfnwff5.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/RGHKbtM.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/IkzpMsP.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/yFS8xc3.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on October 09, 2020, 07:23:23 PM
whoops double post
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on October 09, 2020, 07:28:01 PM
(https://imgur.com/zfnwff5.jpg)

D'aaaaaaaw. Definitely too cute to die.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on October 09, 2020, 08:36:22 PM
Here's our little round on the road to recovery boy

(https://imgur.com/RGHKbtM.jpg)


(https://imgur.com/yFS8xc3.jpg)

He's got adorable closed eye markings, some serious cat eyeliner.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on October 09, 2020, 09:45:08 PM
Re: pancreatitis, my dog has that, and it's controlled by a low-fat diet pretty well. The women who worked in the local sandwich shop absolutely loved him, and every time we walked past would give him a sausage - it took me a while to figure out that was causing the problems (it didn't start immediately) but since then he's been fine. That was five years ago, too.

Re: Sprout the foster-cat, he's venturing out a little bit more, and has had his arse shaved to remove all the matting. As soon as he's fully out and about, I shall bombard you all with photos.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on October 09, 2020, 09:48:34 PM
I had to cancel volunteering at the animal sanctuary today, I always do something then give up straight away because the anxiety cant handle it. The guilt i feel for the people and the animals there is immeasurable and its going to eat me up for days but the Fluoxetine has left me so fatigued and my physical and mental health is so fucked i just cant do anything until i fix that right? The sad thing is i actually want to go and do it, as much as work sucks. I do want to help, but depression and anxiety just prevent you from doing stuff you even want to do. I just lie here in my bed bored and listless while people go outside and do things.


I think those kitties are in good hands though at least.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on October 10, 2020, 02:34:03 AM
GOOD NYEWWS EVERYONE!

Oscar is recovering from what was apparently pancreatitis after an extremely fraught week.  Thanx for the support CaBbers!

He's now wandering about half shaved doing his little mow and grunt.

Fanfuckingtastic!  I'm really happy for you all.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on October 10, 2020, 03:33:52 AM
I had to cancel volunteering at the animal sanctuary today, I always do something then give up straight away because the anxiety cant handle it. The guilt i feel for the people and the animals there is immeasurable and its going to eat me up for days but the Fluoxetine has left me so fatigued and my physical and mental health is so fucked i just cant do anything until i fix that right? The sad thing is i actually want to go and do it, as much as work sucks. I do want to help, but depression and anxiety just prevent you from doing stuff you even want to do. I just lie here in my bed bored and listless while people go outside and do things.


I think those kitties are in good hands though at least.

That sucks, mate. But I sense from your tone that you'll be back doing something similar sooner rather than later, and that's a result in itself. I find in my life it's often two steps forward, one step back. In any case, without wanting to sound narcissistic, I enjoy your posts on here very much so the more you're on here the more I win. I WIN, BABY! I FUCKING WIN!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on October 10, 2020, 07:59:43 AM
Great news Pink Gregory, really chuffed to hear that. He's a handsome dude too.

Very sorry to hear about your cat Dr Christian, feckin shite so it is
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on October 10, 2020, 11:40:57 AM
That sucks, mate. But I sense from your tone that you'll be back doing something similar sooner rather than later, and that's a result in itself. I find in my life it's often two steps forward, one step back. In any case, without wanting to sound narcissistic, I enjoy your posts on here very much so the more you're on here the more I win. I WIN, BABY! I FUCKING WIN!

Cheers for kind words. I already regret fuck out of it and feel like an utter failure piece of shit and feel bad for the cats and other animals but ho hum. In fact i've been dying to email the woman in charge and tell her to disregard my previous email but i dont even know if that's the right decision.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on October 10, 2020, 12:06:35 PM
No failure, you. You deserve to feel proud for volunteering in the first place.

I relayed the comments abouts our cat to her owner. They were much appreciated.
 
D'aaaaaaaw. Definitely too cute to die.
That's how I live my life every day. I'm glad to see the cutie cat's convalescent.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on October 10, 2020, 09:05:55 PM
You'll be pleased to learn that he features the same motif around his anus as he does around his eyes.  Like a beacon it is.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on October 10, 2020, 09:12:15 PM
I bet his anus looks lush!

I bottled it, emailed the woman in charge saying to disregard my quitting email. Just gonna rock up tomorrow and see if they aren't too pissed at me. Gotta push through this, can't let shit win.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on October 10, 2020, 09:12:50 PM
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Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on October 10, 2020, 10:39:14 PM
I bet his anus looks lush!

I bottled it, emailed the woman in charge saying to disregard my quitting email. Just gonna rock up tomorrow and see if they aren't too pissed at me. Gotta push through this, can't let shit win.

That's so great! Nice one, mate!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on October 11, 2020, 01:13:06 AM
Spoke too soon, fucksake i had a mini panic attack. i just had to restate my quitting the sanctuary. i def need to work on myself first before helping others. decision made. regardless of how utterly weak and shit i feel now.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mantle Retractor on October 14, 2020, 09:41:13 PM
This is Minnie, our friend (now aged 4), who licked us when we first met her in the rescue centre and who continues to lick us to this day:

(https://i.imgur.com/y1aZkwN.jpg)

Hiding in a chimenea:

(https://i.imgur.com/nb0M3A9.jpg)

Resting atop a jigsaw:

(https://i.imgur.com/QZfbQ3I.jpg)

Curled and fluffy:

(https://i.imgur.com/OfpOrxG.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on October 14, 2020, 11:01:46 PM
This is Minnie, our friend (now aged 4), who licked us when we first met her in the rescue centre and who continues to lick us to this day:

(https://i.imgur.com/y1aZkwN.jpg)

Hiding in a chimenea:

(https://i.imgur.com/nb0M3A9.jpg)

Resting atop a jigsaw:

(https://i.imgur.com/QZfbQ3I.jpg)

Curled and fluffy:

(https://i.imgur.com/OfpOrxG.jpg)

Those horizontal whiskers on her right are immense.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: dr_christian_troy on October 15, 2020, 12:23:40 PM
Theo is at the vet at the moment - the decision will be whether he'll be put down tomorrow or Monday, unless there's some miraculous turn for the better. If they decide tomorrow rather than Monday, as much as I'll be gutted to not spend the weekend with him, my father will be visiting us tomorrow - and I don't see him much at all these days but I'm relieved to say that our relationship is much better than it used to be, and can prove to be stoically supportive when it comes down to these things, having been a cat (and dog) owner himself. Plus if London goes Tier 3 before Christmas, it might be the last time I see him this year.

If it happens on Monday I would be working from home (this week was booked off coincidentally) and frankly in no mood with customer service bullshit, so I'm essentially between a rock and a hard place either way. Saying goodbye before he's taken away is going to drown me.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on October 15, 2020, 01:19:58 PM
We're all here if you need support d_c_t x
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on October 15, 2020, 01:27:26 PM
I'm praying to Bastet that he will pull through.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: dr_christian_troy on October 15, 2020, 02:29:21 PM
Thank you xxx

So some...conflicting news. His weight has stayed the same, receptive to food and no progress on his condition. They have upped his dosage of meds very slightly but said that there's no indications of deterioration and that he should actually be fine for the next few weeks. So he'll be around for a little while longer it would seem. He's purring, he's eating, he's climbing around as always - but yeah, it's all quite overwhelming.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on October 15, 2020, 02:30:45 PM
I'm praying to Bastet that he will pull through.

said that there's no indications of deterioration and that he should actually be fine for the next few weeks. So he'll be around for a little while longer it would seem.

You're welcome.

(I know the vets played a small part as well)

But yeah this is great news and i hope you ply him with dreamies and milk or whatever he loves.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on October 15, 2020, 02:33:34 PM
Fucking hell if prayers really do work then that's the rest of my afternoon sorted.

Also that is GREAT NEWS!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on October 16, 2020, 01:06:19 AM
Thank you xxx

So some...conflicting news. His weight has stayed the same, receptive to food and no progress on his condition. They have upped his dosage of meds very slightly but said that there's no indications of deterioration and that he should actually be fine for the next few weeks. So he'll be around for a little while longer it would seem. He's purring, he's eating, he's climbing around as always - but yeah, it's all quite overwhelming.

That's brilliant news. I'm so pleased for you both.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on October 26, 2020, 07:28:15 AM
Whenever I eat granola my cat Queenie watches me intently through-out, and then once I'm finished she sticks her head in the bowl to eat some of the leftover milk and cereal. It's got to the point where I always pour out slightly more than I want to eat so she will definitely get to have some.

Anyone else share their food with their cat?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on October 26, 2020, 08:35:00 AM
Whenever I eat granola my cat Queenie watches me intently through-out, and then once I'm finished she sticks her head in the bowl to eat some of the leftover milk and cereal. It's got to the point where I always pour out slightly more than I want to eat so she will definitely get to have some.

Anyone else share their food with their cat?

Yes!

Old Mr Kitty's sister Amy used to wait patiently for the dregs of my cereal bowl, and Old Mr Kitty absolutely loved vegetables. His fave was when I got these chicken and bacon wrap things from Waitrose because he always got the tomatoes off them.

Current Mr Whiskers waits patiently when I have chicken for lunch, because he knows he'll get a piece. He also hangs out for the weekend cereal bowl, as well.

Many past cats used to have favourite shared meals as well.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on October 26, 2020, 08:39:02 AM
Whenever I eat granola my cat Queenie watches me intently through-out, and then once I'm finished she sticks her head in the bowl to eat some of the leftover milk and cereal. It's got to the point where I always pour out slightly more than I want to eat so she will definitely get to have some.

Anyone else share their food with their cat?

Dairy is bad for cats, dude. Please don’t give them milk!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on October 26, 2020, 08:44:29 AM
Yeah unless its cat milk I suppose.

My cat spent half his time patiently waiting for me to finish my food before scabbing leftovers. The fat dead cunt.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on October 26, 2020, 09:01:48 AM
Oh I know. What I meant is she eats the leftover cereal in the bowl, which obviously contains milk but only a very small amount. I don't give her a saucer of milk or owt.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on October 26, 2020, 09:09:19 AM
“I would never put a cat in a bin! Would I coax a cat into a receptacle, say for example a bin, or grave, if I had the correct materials to do so, such as Dreamies or an air horn, so as to remove one degree of guilt from my own person? I think that anyone would do that, under the right circumstances.”

That’s you, that is. White milk teardrop and “CAT KILLA” tattooed on your face.

Nah I’m just fuckin with ya, you’re alright kid.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on October 26, 2020, 09:55:58 PM
(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/390/603/947.png)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on October 26, 2020, 10:48:57 PM
, you’re alright kid.

Except for running out of milk in the bowl before running out of cereal
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on November 04, 2020, 09:05:35 AM
Cat goes out and returns with 'fish bill' (https://says.com/my/fun/naughty-cat-goes-missing-and-returns-with-fish-bill-for-its-owner-to-pay?fbclid=IwAR1oGPnyOhKgPxN3cDOPiURn9ymsSiauUI_sB_TAbz0Z_8RxGR-un42KGTc)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on November 04, 2020, 09:52:34 AM
A fluffy black cat silent meowed at me through a window yesterday, made my year.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on November 04, 2020, 10:15:33 AM
A fluffy black cat silent meowed at me through a window yesterday, made my year.

Excellent.

Tiny Toast is a fluffy black cat (except for the plucked spot on her arse), and talks constantly. Usually in a really indignant tone of voice.

Mr Whiskers burbles and whines constantly -- I can call him, and he'll come running, but I have to do it like a mother-cat calling her kittens. It's effective, but it's going to freak out the neighbours when he goes outside.

Susan Bucket quacks like a duck. She also acts like the Tro Lo Lo cat when you scratch her backside.

For reference (because it's never not funny)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIR3XFuY4Qs
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on November 04, 2020, 12:40:11 PM
Check out these mentalists. I love the mum just chilling out, probably too shattered to care about the chaos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_nWGG_TFDM&ab_channel=waltersanti
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on November 04, 2020, 12:49:32 PM
Check out these mentalists. I love the mum just chilling out, probably too shattered to care about the chaos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_nWGG_TFDM&ab_channel=waltersanti

Love the dramatic dive at 1.15! The kitten equivalent of lying down then telling your mum your brother pushed you.

Edit: actually he keeps doing it, I think he might have headbutted the window a few too many times.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on November 04, 2020, 01:02:24 PM
Love the dramatic dive at 1.15! The kitten equivalent of lying down then telling your mum your brother pushed you.

Edit: actually he keeps doing it, I think he might have headbutted the window a few too many times.

There's actually a sequel! And yeah they do just run head first into windows at full pelt, it's amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwB3vJY5CDE&t=130s&ab_channel=waltersanti

Plus there's a brilliant "I've made a huge mistake" shot at 1:56.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on November 04, 2020, 02:05:28 PM
Fantastic. Could watch them all day, the total nuts.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on November 04, 2020, 02:06:05 PM
There's actually a sequel! And yeah they do just run head first into windows at full pelt, it's amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwB3vJY5CDE&t=130s&ab_channel=waltersanti

Plus there's a brilliant "I've made a huge mistake" shot at 1:56.

Tbf she sat on that one's head at the end of the first one so it's payback time.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on November 12, 2020, 06:18:07 PM
Some rambling shit on a local gossip facebook group “blah blah blah do you know this cat ... the state of my garden ... unneutered Tom ... my poor furbabies scared to go out ... yap yap yap”.

Look at his face!

(https://scontent.fman1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/125248079_10224233825054227_4338458247036169075_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=2&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=mmX6zkufveoAX_Eo5LC&_nc_ht=scontent.fman1-1.fna&oh=6094009b87d1c8b8434d910b9a365b05&oe=5FD34F81)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on November 12, 2020, 06:24:01 PM
Cat goes out and returns with 'fish bill' (https://says.com/my/fun/naughty-cat-goes-missing-and-returns-with-fish-bill-for-its-owner-to-pay?fbclid=IwAR1oGPnyOhKgPxN3cDOPiURn9ymsSiauUI_sB_TAbz0Z_8RxGR-un42KGTc)

Well at least he looks like he enjoyed himself.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Wonderful Butternut on November 12, 2020, 06:44:43 PM
Look at his face!

"Fuck you I'll piss and shit where I please."
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on November 12, 2020, 06:54:36 PM

For reference (because it's never not funny)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIR3XFuY4Qs

Not sure the cat's enjoying that. Seems slightly cruel.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on November 12, 2020, 08:08:15 PM
Not sure the cat's enjoying that. Seems slightly cruel.

They normally love being tickled there. Maybe he's just got odd happy expressions.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on November 12, 2020, 08:09:32 PM
I find whenever a cat doesn't enjoy something they let you know in no uncertain terms. The cat in that video is loving it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: shiftwork2 on November 12, 2020, 09:25:08 PM
Some mixed body language messages.  Eventual horizontal tail-wag suggests it's not all roses.  Ultimately though he/she would just jump if displeased, while digging in the claws.

edit: on rewatching that's bollocks, the wagging tail starts when the tickling stops.  The cat is all over this shit.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: jobotic on November 13, 2020, 11:26:27 PM
Always had cats for the first twenty five years of my life and on Sunday, twenty years later, we're getting one! From the CPL shelter I once worked at.

Lily, black, half a tail, likes kids, 6 years old.

I'm made up but really nervous. I seem to be good with cats but I hope she likes us and is happy. What if she's not?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on November 13, 2020, 11:30:09 PM
Always had cats for the first twenty five years of my life and on Sunday, twenty years later, we're getting one! From the CPL shelter I once worked at.

Lily, black, half a tail, likes kids, 6 years old.

I'm made up but really nervous. I seem to be good with cats but I hope she likes us and is happy. What if she's not?

Not sure if this is a good idea or not but it's been in my mind cos of the fireworks. Why not spray some of that Felliway stuff around the house a few hours before she arrives. It really calms our cats down(even our stray), so it might just help to ease her in. Wish I'd known about it for some of our more nervous cats in the past. Might be worth a shot?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: jobotic on November 13, 2020, 11:40:46 PM
Will look that up, thanks. There's a pet "superstore" up the road from me so could pop up there.

I have very happy memories of some of the inmates at the shelter she's coming from. Honoured to be giving her a home.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on November 13, 2020, 11:47:49 PM
Will look that up, thanks. There's a pet "superstore" up the road from me so could pop up there.

I have very happy memories of some of the inmates at the shelter she's coming from. Honoured to be giving her a home.

You'll have transformed her life. She'll have someone who loves and cares for her. If it works out, she'll think she's in heaven.

Here's the stuff. It's expensive but it is worth it. I just spray it on each wall in each room a couple of times. That may be overkill but it has the right effect. Really hope it works out - and, of course, that you post some pictures.



https://smile.amazon.co.uk/FELIWAY-Classic-comforts-behavioural-issues/dp/B00D604FOS/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=LKH3B2Y5RXON&dchild=1&keywords=feliway+for+stressed+cats+spray&qid=1605311086&sprefix=felliway%2Caps%2C219&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExUEpKRFBXWU9aVUcmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAxMDg1OTVESDVCWVZRNkpFUUEmZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDc0Nzc2MDMzQjY4Vk0wNlI5UiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: touchingcloth on November 13, 2020, 11:48:10 PM
I find whenever a cat doesn't enjoy something they let you know in no uncertain terms. The cat in that video is loving it.

Yep, we have three and they all love rubs in different places. If you go in with Cat A’s rub on Cat B, he’s very much “arsed, mate. Tigs.”
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on November 13, 2020, 11:49:00 PM
You'll have transformed her life. She'll have someone who loves and cares for her. If it works out, she'll think she's in heaven.

Here's the stuff. It's expensive but it is worth it. I just spray it on each wall in each room a couple of times. That may be overkill but it has the right effect. Really hope it works out - and, of course, that you post some pictures.



https://smile.amazon.co.uk/FELIWAY-Classic-comforts-behavioural-issues/dp/B00D604FOS/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=LKH3B2Y5RXON&dchild=1&keywords=feliway+for+stressed+cats+spray&qid=1605311086&sprefix=felliway%2Caps%2C219&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExUEpKRFBXWU9aVUcmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAxMDg1OTVESDVCWVZRNkpFUUEmZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDc0Nzc2MDMzQjY4Vk0wNlI5UiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Hope that link works. It looks mad.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on November 13, 2020, 11:49:51 PM
Yep, we have three and they all love rubs in different places. If you go in with Cat A’s rub on Cat B, he’s very much “arsed, mate. Tigs.”

I tried doing it to one of ours and she just looked confused.  It seemed a bit reminiscent of something else....
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: touchingcloth on November 13, 2020, 11:51:25 PM
Always had cats for the first twenty five years of my life and on Sunday, twenty years later, we're getting one! From the CPL shelter I once worked at.

Lily, black, half a tail, likes kids, 6 years old.

I'm made up but really nervous. I seem to be good with cats but I hope she likes us and is happy. What if she's not?

She will. Congrats to you both for finding a new home / cat / person. Props to you for choosing a six-year-old.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: jobotic on November 13, 2020, 11:53:22 PM


https://smile.amazon.co.uk/FELIWAY-Classic-comforts-behavioural-issues/dp/B00D604FOS/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=LKH3B2Y5RXON&dchild=1&keywords=feliway+for+stressed+cats+spray&qid=1605311086&sprefix=felliway%2Caps%2C219&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExUEpKRFBXWU9aVUcmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAxMDg1OTVESDVCWVZRNkpFUUEmZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDc0Nzc2MDMzQjY4Vk0wNlI5UiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Hang on, all those reviews are by Marian Enu, Mark Enu, Matthew Enu, Moira Enu...what's going on here?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: jobotic on November 13, 2020, 11:56:53 PM
She will. Congrats to you both for finding a new home / cat / person. Props to you for choosing a six-year-old.

Thank you. Will let you know how we get on. Famously, I'm sure.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on November 14, 2020, 12:08:58 AM
She will. Congrats to you both for finding a new home / cat / person. Props to you for choosing a six-year-old.

Yes exactly. Big karma coming your way, Jobotic.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on November 14, 2020, 01:22:48 AM
Remember to give her a good shoeing as soon as you get home. Show the cunt who's boss.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on November 14, 2020, 08:43:15 AM
Not sure the cat's enjoying that. Seems slightly cruel.

Don't worry, Menu -- I had a tomcat (Mr Rednuts) years ago who reacted in a very similar fashion, and in between the tro lo lo-type actions, would purr his head off , and look at me with the same expression when I'd stop.

One of my current cats, Susan Bucket, has a similar reaction to having her arse scratched, except she quacks like a duck the entire time.

Both would have torn me to pieces had this disliked it.


As others have noted above, some cats can't be arsed (ha!) if you scratch them there, and with some, it pushes a silly reaction button.

Mr Whiskers main thing is to sit on my lap when I'm at my desk and groom and groom and groom my hand and arm; eventually he turns his face up to mine and just pushes his nose against mind with this maniac expression on his face, holds it there for a beat, then starts to groom my face.

Cats is weird, but nice.
It's silly fun :)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on November 14, 2020, 10:28:46 AM
Don't worry, Menu -- I had a tomcat (Mr Rednuts) years ago who reacted in a very similar fashion, and in between the tro lo lo-type actions, would purr his head off , and look at me with the same expression when I'd stop.

One of my current cats, Susan Bucket, has a similar reaction to having her arse scratched, except she quacks like a duck the entire time.

Both would have torn me to pieces had this disliked it.


As others have noted above, some cats can't be arsed (ha!) if you scratch them there, and with some, it pushes a silly reaction button.

Mr Whiskers main thing is to sit on my lap when I'm at my desk and groom and groom and groom my hand and arm; eventually he turns his face up to mine and just pushes his nose against mind with this maniac expression on his face, holds it there for a beat, then starts to groom my face.

Cats is weird, but nice.
It's silly fun :)

Ah thanks for taking the time to post that, Attila. I'm sure you (and everyone else who responded) are right. I've just become over-sensitive to animal welfare I think. Not sure why.

Lovely examples as well there, although I think I'd draw the line at scratching a cat's arse.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on November 14, 2020, 01:55:47 PM
So one of mine (Oscar) has decided that today is a good day to go disappearing. Not seen since 5am, which is unusual as he is a proper house cat and it is a wet day. Trying not to get worried sick but...arhghhh.

Anyway, if you see a black cat with white socks and a moustache can you send him my way.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on November 14, 2020, 02:00:24 PM

Anyway, if you see a black cat with white socks and a moustache can you send him my way.


[tag] Entreaties you can crowbar into this song
https://youtu.be/4N3iVHxP8FQ [/tag]
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: pupshaw on November 14, 2020, 02:16:07 PM
Don't worry, Menu -- I had a tomcat (Mr Rednuts) years ago who reacted in a very similar fashion, and in between the tro lo lo-type actions, would purr his head off , and look at me with the same expression when I'd stop.

One of my current cats, Susan Bucket, has a similar reaction to having her arse scratched, except she quacks like a duck the entire time.

Both would have torn me to pieces had this disliked it.


As others have noted above, some cats can't be arsed (ha!) if you scratch them there, and with some, it pushes a silly reaction button.

Mr Whiskers main thing is to sit on my lap when I'm at my desk and groom and groom and groom my hand and arm; eventually he turns his face up to mine and just pushes his nose against mind with this maniac expression on his face, holds it there for a beat, then starts to groom my face.

Cats is weird, but nice.
It's silly fun :)

There's another standard cat response to rubbing their belly too much or touching their back legs

1. Kick very hard with back legs
2. Half-hearted bite on finger
3. Lick finger.

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on November 14, 2020, 04:37:45 PM
Cat update:  returned. all is well.
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Post by: steve98 on November 14, 2020, 04:42:49 PM
Aw you twat, I was half-way through typing a hang on in there, he'll be back, comforting reply.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on November 14, 2020, 07:41:10 PM
Aw you twat, I was half-way through typing a hang on in there, he'll be back, comforting reply.

Well I was very happy to see his stupid face this evening. Got to self-isolate for 14 days after a recent contact at work so need all the feline support I can get!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: pupshaw on November 14, 2020, 08:42:00 PM
Here's Fred not particularly upset by the death of Bobby Ball

(https://i.imgur.com/z1h8ib3.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on November 14, 2020, 10:46:18 PM
Ah thanks for taking the time to post that, Attila. I'm sure you (and everyone else who responded) are right. I've just become over-sensitive to animal welfare I think. Not sure why.

Lovely examples as well there, although I think I'd draw the line at scratching a cat's arse.

No worries! It's understandable. I've seen cat vids that are 'funny' where it's clear the cat is afraid or angry.

But in the case of T. L. L. cat, I think he's happy and silly. The little nose boop at the end reinforces it :)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on November 14, 2020, 11:52:02 PM
Cat update:  returned. all is well.

Were you the one upthread who was about to go adopt a cat?

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: easytarget on November 15, 2020, 03:20:45 AM
(http://futurearsonists.com/images/mic.jpg)
This is fine.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on November 15, 2020, 05:47:51 AM
awww what a tabby boy
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on November 15, 2020, 06:59:22 AM
Were you the one upthread who was about to go adopt a cat?



No, always tempted for more though.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: the on November 15, 2020, 03:33:19 PM
(http://futurearsonists.com/images/mic.jpg)

"Yes yes y'all! and you don't stop..."

(I take it your pop shield is in the bin in tatters)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on November 15, 2020, 06:49:36 PM
Here's Fred not particularly upset by the death of Bobby Ball

(https://i.imgur.com/z1h8ib3.jpg)

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww look at his paw.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on November 15, 2020, 07:28:04 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/z6BcVHh/125287552-1275265579520807-1175273050809579307-n.jpg)(https://i.ibb.co/bgjxZYC/125144703-1292008171183783-6027093197301770017-n.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on November 15, 2020, 07:28:47 PM
Paint me like one of your French cats.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mantle Retractor on November 15, 2020, 08:44:54 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/z6BcVHh/125287552-1275265579520807-1175273050809579307-n.jpg)(https://i.ibb.co/bgjxZYC/125144703-1292008171183783-6027093197301770017-n.jpg)

Gorgeous!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: jobotic on November 15, 2020, 09:26:26 PM
Well she's here. She's lovely and friendly and loves strokes.

She wont bloody sit down though, always pacing about and hasn't been still for more than a couple of minutes. I assume that she's nervous and everything is unfamiliar so she can't relax but I hope she gets some sleep tonight.

Photo when I can work out how to.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on November 15, 2020, 09:43:29 PM
Excellent! Hope she's very happy, looking forward to pics.
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Post by: Cerys on November 16, 2020, 01:16:29 AM
So many beautiful pussmogs.  We are all blessed   Or subverted   Or most likely both.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on November 16, 2020, 01:18:11 AM
WHERE ARE THE FUCKING PICTURES FFS
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on November 16, 2020, 06:43:46 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/w7Nnv1j/Whats-App-Image-2020-11-16-at-18-37-43.jpg)

Two cat statues.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on November 16, 2020, 06:57:14 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/w7Nnv1j/Whats-App-Image-2020-11-16-at-18-37-43.jpg)

Two cat statues.
It's one of those optical illusion images -- two faces, or one vase?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on November 16, 2020, 07:03:11 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/w7Nnv1j/Whats-App-Image-2020-11-16-at-18-37-43.jpg)

Two cat statues.

I've got that bookcase too. Also GIMME YOUR CAT.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: easytarget on November 18, 2020, 04:20:34 AM
I've got that bookcase too. Also GIMME YOUR CAT.
i am also going to require your cat. thx.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on November 18, 2020, 03:06:29 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/w7Nnv1j/Whats-App-Image-2020-11-16-at-18-37-43.jpg)

Two cat statues.

He/She needs some bling, a medallion or summat.

(https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/curious-grey-tabby-cat-wearing-necklace-looks-to-side-curious-grey-tabby-cat-wearing-necklace-looks-to-side-sitting-brown-135942926.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on November 18, 2020, 04:23:32 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/HziztWB.jpg)

We got a new bed. The company runs a monthly photo competition and if your photo is picked as the best one they refund the full cost of the bed. Obviously had to get the cats in (plus their portrait painted by my partner's sister). Surefire winning material if you ask me.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on November 18, 2020, 04:25:44 PM
That bed is bigger than my room. Lucky kitty.

Are they mid stretch or making themselves look harder for the photo?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on November 18, 2020, 04:59:03 PM
Maybe the photo just makes it look big? It's only a standard double (4x6ft). Cleo was definitely sucking in her gut for the photo, she is a fatty!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on November 18, 2020, 08:05:01 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/HziztWB.jpg)


Pusses seems to like the new bed, you're very generous. And where will you be sleeping?
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Post by: The Mollusk on November 18, 2020, 10:49:22 PM
Deep in the cold motherfuckin ground
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: jobotic on November 18, 2020, 10:51:30 PM
fuck I'm crap on computers...
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on November 18, 2020, 11:05:25 PM
I'd advise you to nail some old ply or left-over floorboards or something over the bare wood (Walnut is it? Not cheap), or they'll have it shredded within a week. Keep us updated.

(https://i.imgur.com/HziztWB.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on November 21, 2020, 05:35:14 PM
"Start a family they said, it'll be fun they said."

(https://scontent.fman1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/125963809_3689108421120936_5863113673791435318_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=xMg5_Eq644sAX8uQ59p&_nc_ht=scontent.fman1-1.fna&oh=c63224f5fcefeacd6130b9df2f5a6f2e&oe=5FDD4902)
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Post by: imitationleather on November 21, 2020, 05:54:51 PM
Ripe for milking!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on November 21, 2020, 06:48:20 PM
PHWOAR!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on November 21, 2020, 11:26:37 PM
Have you fucked that cat!?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Hand Solo on November 21, 2020, 11:29:23 PM
Have you fucked that cat!?

Oh God, that looks like my cat. And I'm sure she's going to get pregnant any time now. the fucking puss puss slut.

I'm a very cynical person.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr_Simnock on November 30, 2020, 12:20:08 PM
Daily tea raid

(https://i.makeagif.com/media/11-30-2020/nTIf5l.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Dex Sawash on December 04, 2020, 03:31:19 PM

Our junkyard dog cat that lives in/among the salvage cars rarely slows enough to photograph. It refuses any food/water/treat offers.

(https://i.postimg.cc/WbR0x9xr/20201204-102546.jpg)
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Post by: Cerys on December 05, 2020, 12:12:31 AM
Oh, what a beauty!
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Post by: steve98 on December 05, 2020, 12:37:36 AM
I'm hearing the Black Beauty theme music: da da... da da da dada da da da da...
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on December 05, 2020, 03:01:14 AM
Our junkyard dog cat that lives in/among the salvage cars rarely slows enough to photograph. It refuses any food/water/treat offers.

(https://i.postimg.cc/WbR0x9xr/20201204-102546.jpg)

Poor little guy. I love him.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on December 05, 2020, 09:20:59 AM
Tiny Toast, almost-spider-cat

(http://i.imgur.com/07VS1vnl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/07VS1vn)


The angriest cat in the world

(http://i.imgur.com/nacYOL7l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/nacYOL7)


Gormless wonder, Mr Whiskers

(http://i.imgur.com/PJwEiRMl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/PJwEiRM)


Tiny Toast charging up the stairs towards me during one of her mad half hours

(http://i.imgur.com/i0rJbEel.jpg) (https://imgur.com/i0rJbEe)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Buelligan on December 06, 2020, 12:00:04 PM
I don't visit this thread much since my own dear silky friends left me for life on a farm.  But I do still take care of a fair few wild cats.  This year, there were three kittens born late, two in Julyish and one in late September.  I've been specially watching over them.  Anyway, it was very cold (for here) last night and I was worrying about them.  They normally live in the street drains (which are quite large) but when it rains, unpleasant or even dangerous. 

Anyway, I got one of those plastic mushroom or fruit baskets they have in markets, quite a deep one, wrapped it in a bin bag, then lined it with a fleece and put it in a sheltered and secluded spot.  Went to check on them very early this morning, I bring them a little snack around five, to keep them fat and happy.  And there they were, snug as three bugs, cosy, dry and smiling.  Great start to the day.

Now I know they'll use a box, am planning something far, far, better.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on December 06, 2020, 02:26:10 PM
Aww, that's lovely, B -- but you know what cats is like: you can give them a Cadillac of a new house/bed, and they'll prefer the DIY'd one.

That's why despite having a nice fluffy bed to nest on in my office, Mr Whiskers prefers to sit on tatty scrap of paper bag instead. (His #1 bed is a really nice canvas totebag that I've never been able to use for shopping, as he commandeered it the day it came home).

My good cat Vince made his own bed out of tearing down a lace curtain off the back door and kneading it to shreds on the carpet.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Buelligan on December 06, 2020, 04:11:53 PM
You're absolutely correct.  However, I cannot stop thinking about a great way of using the expanded polystyrene that once cosseted a PC tower and a large plastic box that someone gave me.  This is going to me a veritable catsle, for when the north winds do blow.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on December 06, 2020, 04:17:11 PM
Ahhh! That's different -- I was reflecting on how one buys stuff for cats from the shop, and they spurn it.

Styrofoam should hold heat in well -- sounds like a good plan :)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on December 07, 2020, 06:33:00 AM
I don't visit this thread much since my own dear silky friends left me for life on a farm.  But I do still take care of a fair few wild cats.  This year, there were three kittens born late, two in Julyish and one in late September.  I've been specially watching over them.  Anyway, it was very cold (for here) last night and I was worrying about them.  They normally live in the street drains (which are quite large) but when it rains, unpleasant or even dangerous. 

Anyway, I got one of those plastic mushroom or fruit baskets they have in markets, quite a deep one, wrapped it in a bin bag, then lined it with a fleece and put it in a sheltered and secluded spot.  Went to check on them very early this morning, I bring them a little snack around five, to keep them fat and happy.  And there they were, snug as three bugs, cosy, dry and smiling.  Great start to the day.

Now I know they'll use a box, am planning something far, far, better.

I love this. I worry about my stray cat too in this cold weather. I try to give him as much affection as possible(something he clearly has never had in his sad life, and leave him as much food as possible no matter what time he comes. I think friends and family think I've lost it a bit but I'm hope it's an example of me maturing emotionally. I probably wouldn't have been so worried about him a few years ago.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on December 07, 2020, 08:32:56 AM
date=1607322780]
I love this. I worry about my stray cat too in this cold weather. I try to give him as much affection as possible(something he clearly has never had in his sad life, and leave him as much food as possible no matter what time he comes. I think friends and family think I've lost it a bit but I'm hope it's an example of me maturing emotionally. I probably wouldn't have been so worried about him a few years ago.
[/quote] 
Aww that's really decent of you.
I have gotten some of my most loving pet cats that were originally feral.
 l slowly built up trust with them by putting food out wherever they were around and sitting close by, just talking in a quiet voice, working my way up to a little pet on the head etc.
Once the cold weather started they would get braver and come inside for the night. Within a month they would be the most loving lap cats. It takes time for them to trust you but when they do, the payback in purrs and love is amazing
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on December 07, 2020, 09:27:07 AM
date=1607322780]
I love this. I worry about my stray cat too in this cold weather. I try to give him as much affection as possible(something he clearly has never had in his sad life, and leave him as much food as possible no matter what time he comes. I think friends and family think I've lost it a bit but I'm hope it's an example of me maturing emotionally. I probably wouldn't have been so worried about him a few years ago.
 
Aww that's really decent of you.
I have gotten some of my most loving pet cats that were originally feral.
 l slowly built up trust with them by putting food out wherever they were around and sitting close by, just talking in a quiet voice, working my way up to a little pet on the head etc.
Once the cold weather started they would get braver and come inside for the night. Within a month they would be the most loving lap cats. It takes time for them to trust you but when they do, the payback in purrs and love is amazing

That's beautiful, mate. You've saved, and vastly improved, so many lives. Thank you.
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Post by: NoOffenceLynn on December 07, 2020, 09:44:35 AM
That's beautiful, mate. You've saved, and vastly improved, so many lives. Thank you.
Ah, thanks! Hope you have some joy with your feral feline. And thanks for looking out for them too.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on December 07, 2020, 10:08:42 AM
I've landed myself a volunteer position for three 2-hour shifts a week at Blue Cross in London Victoria, and as much as it's been very rewarding to be working alongside my heroes, it's also super fucking sad at times. Two of my shifts are the emergency after-hours between 8-10pm so the admissions are usually quite drastic or grizzly. Additionally, having access to their online system on the reception desk and reading through the case files in idle moments is pretty distressing, and my heart bleeds for all the dogs and cats in the kennels when I'm stocking up the cupboards. They're all so brave and beautiful.

I have a strong existential terror around death and the black nothingness of the afterwards so I'm hoping my time here will help me to learn to dance the mortal coil shuffle a little better and toughen myself up for a proper career in animal care. Reading the the unemotionally documented case file of a cat named "Miss Purrrdy" dying last night put a fucking big lump in my throat but the whole thing is just spurring me even harder into wanting to give as much time to the welfare of animals as I can with my brief stint on earth so overall it's been super positive for me.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on December 07, 2020, 10:28:29 AM
I've landed myself a volunteer position for three 2-hour shifts a week at Blue Cross in London Victoria, and as much as it's been very rewarding to be working alongside my heroes, it's also super fucking sad at times. Two of my shifts are the emergency after-hours between 8-10pm so the admissions are usually quite drastic or grizzly. Additionally, having access to their online system on the reception desk and reading through the case files in idle moments is pretty distressing, and my heart bleeds for all the dogs and cats in the kennels when I'm stocking up the cupboards. They're all so brave and beautiful.

I have a strong existential terror around death and the black nothingness of the afterwards so I'm hoping my time here will help me to learn to dance the mortal coil shuffle a little better and toughen myself up for a proper career in animal care. Reading the the unemotionally documented case file of a cat named "Miss Purrrdy" dying last night put a fucking big lump in my throat but the whole thing is just spurring me even harder into wanting to give as much time to the welfare of animals as I can with my brief stint on earth so overall it's been super positive for me.

My goodness you're a stronger person than many doing that work, like you said seeing the worst and sad state the animals are in is awful. I just know it would break me.
But thank you SO much for doing it, your love and care for animal welfare is truly admirable.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on December 07, 2020, 12:32:20 PM
Ah, thanks! Hope you have some joy with your feral feline. And thanks for looking out for them too.

I think he slightly hates me but I still love him.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on December 07, 2020, 12:33:33 PM
I've landed myself a volunteer position for three 2-hour shifts a week at Blue Cross in London Victoria, and as much as it's been very rewarding to be working alongside my heroes, it's also super fucking sad at times. Two of my shifts are the emergency after-hours between 8-10pm so the admissions are usually quite drastic or grizzly. Additionally, having access to their online system on the reception desk and reading through the case files in idle moments is pretty distressing, and my heart bleeds for all the dogs and cats in the kennels when I'm stocking up the cupboards. They're all so brave and beautiful.

I have a strong existential terror around death and the black nothingness of the afterwards so I'm hoping my time here will help me to learn to dance the mortal coil shuffle a little better and toughen myself up for a proper career in animal care. Reading the the unemotionally documented case file of a cat named "Miss Purrrdy" dying last night put a fucking big lump in my throat but the whole thing is just spurring me even harder into wanting to give as much time to the welfare of animals as I can with my brief stint on earth so overall it's been super positive for me.

Nice one, mate. I know I'd find it very hard to do.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on December 07, 2020, 09:09:44 PM
Do people remember this?

https://youtu.be/iNtYHswzFzM

Very well done mollusk.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on December 07, 2020, 10:44:24 PM
^ that video is amazing! How am I just now seeing it for the first time?!

Thanks for the support. Tonight was particularly grim. I won’t go into detail, not that it was anything grizzly but still doesn’t feel right to just talk about it freely here. Glad I can come home and cuddle my two cats and unwind before bed.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on December 08, 2020, 06:17:51 AM

This year, there were three kittens Anyway, it was very cold (for here) last night and I was worrying about them.  They normally live in the street drains...

Anyway, I got one of those plastic mushroom baskets...


Sound work Buelligan.

I was telling Clive - who's parked in front of the radiator for the next 4 months or so - about these poor unfortunate kittens and how she's incredibly lucky to have me. "Living in an old scabby mushroom box, poor things; you don't know how lucky you are Madam.
A mushroom box inside a street drain - can you imagine? And just some old scraps to eat (when Mrs Buelligan can spare it), French scraps... They'd give their right arm for a cheap tin of tuna or a few brussel sprouts... Spoiled rotten you are Clive... How'd you like to live in a French drain?.... Ungrateful wretch." 

(https://i.imgur.com/huRcgbA.jpg)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on December 08, 2020, 07:04:07 AM
Here's another one of Clive (You'll SHIT YOURSELF when you see her.)
You'll see the tent is about 6 inches off the ground? That's because the catnip was getting too close to the lamp (which is red hot). I had to cut a hole in the base of the tent so the plant pot could sit on the ground as the tent - supporting the lamp -  rose above it. Not ideal. Not great for Clive, because she's barred from the room due to the... monolith? Call it that? becoming increasingly top-heavy, and dangerous. Catnip is like... wotsit to her: she loves it.

(https://i.imgur.com/cNBJHnw.jpg)

PS. It'll look a lot more like a monolith (like the original monolith), when the catnip's out and it's all zipped-up (I've had to prop the flaps open (Oo Missus) as the plant's expanded into a monster.)

(https://i.imgur.com/WRYwlLD.jpg)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: jobotic on December 08, 2020, 11:00:30 AM
Fabulous work Mollusk. Good on you.


So Lilly seems pretty happy, she'll have been with us four weeks on Sunday and we can, gulp, let her out.

However, after a couple of weeks of happily using the litter tray she's started shitting on the coir (?) matting by the front door. Loves it. Still weeing in the tray.  Any tips?


Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: pigamus on December 09, 2020, 08:19:51 PM
Two cats have been squaring up to each other outside my window these past few nights. The noise they’re making is hilarious. It’s half like they’re being strangled and half like two Glasgow drunks singing to one another.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on December 11, 2020, 02:03:57 PM
Our friends just very suddenly lost one of their catties, two sisters.  She was the dopey, indoorsy one.  Very sudden, very sad.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on December 11, 2020, 07:50:29 PM
Here's another one of Clive (You'll SHIT YOURSELF when you see her.)
You'll see the tent is about 6 inches off the ground? That's because the catnip was getting too close to the lamp (which is red hot). I had to cut a hole in the base of the tent so the plant pot could sit on the ground as the tent - supporting the lamp -  rose above it. Not ideal. Not great for Clive, because she's barred from the room due to the... monolith? Call it that? becoming increasingly top-heavy, and dangerous. Catnip is like... wotsit to her: she loves it.

(https://i.imgur.com/cNBJHnw.jpg)

PS. It'll look a lot more like a monolith (like the original monolith), when the catnip's out and it's all zipped-up (I've had to prop the flaps open (Oo Missus) as the plant's expanded into a monster.)

(https://i.imgur.com/WRYwlLD.jpg)

That's amazing. We've been growing catnip and it went mad over summer but it's died down now, presumably because of the cold. Gonna get a heat lamp!
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Post by: pigamus on December 11, 2020, 08:00:25 PM
If I had that equipment in my gaff I’d be worried about a visit from a van load of sceptical coppers
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Post by: steve98 on December 11, 2020, 08:46:11 PM
That's amazing. We've been growing catnip and it went mad over summer but it's died down now, presumably because of the cold. Gonna get a heat lamp!
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Post by: steve98 on December 11, 2020, 08:50:47 PM


It's not actually catnip, Icehaven. Eh, I thought it was catnip - that's what the guy who gave me the seed said, but it isn't... Yeah. (But I know catnip grows great under a heat-lamp, cos I've grown it.) Clive prefers the plant in the pic to catnip.
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Post by: Buelligan on December 11, 2020, 08:51:24 PM
That's some mighty fine catnip you've got there steve.  heheh.

For anyone growing catnip out of doors, you can cut it and dry it and cats will still like it just as much.
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Post by: steve98 on December 11, 2020, 08:55:30 PM
If I had that equipment in my gaff I’d be worried about a visit from a van load of sceptical coppers

Would you have me deny the cat? At Christmas?

That's some mighty fine catnip you've got there steve.  heheh.


Cheers (turns out it's not catnip though; never mind.)
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Post by: Buelligan on December 11, 2020, 08:56:49 PM
Well, what ever it is, I hope you enjoy it.
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Post by: steve98 on December 11, 2020, 09:04:36 PM
We will, we will. (I think it might be a Japanese Maple: you can see the similarity in the leaf shapes)

(https://www.gardenersdream.co.uk/images/acer-atropurpureum-purple-japanese-maple-tree-shrub-garden-p773-35560_image.jpg)
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Post by: Buelligan on December 11, 2020, 09:10:52 PM
Indeed.
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Post by: Menu on December 12, 2020, 02:11:43 AM
Our friends just very suddenly lost one of their catties, two sisters.  She was the dopey, indoorsy one.  Very sudden, very sad.

No, how did it happen? We have two sisters and the dopey indoorsy one(who I sometimes drug with opioids, as some people might remember) is lying next to me right now.
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Post by: icehaven on December 12, 2020, 08:05:25 AM
The saddest thing I hear is when people say how they've had two cats, usually siblings, and when one dies the other goes around looking for them. It's hard to know but I wonder if they eventually get a sense of what's happened to them.
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Post by: imitationleather on December 12, 2020, 12:01:23 PM
When my Clive was having his tail amputated his sister Queenie seemed ecstatic about him being gone. Proper walking around purring, thinking she owned the place now. I felt for the poor girl when we brought him back and it was business as usual for her.

They get on but he is definitely in charge around here.
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Post by: Attila on December 12, 2020, 12:59:21 PM
The saddest thing I hear is when people say how they've had two cats, usually siblings, and when one dies the other goes around looking for them. It's hard to know but I wonder if they eventually get a sense of what's happened to them.

Mr Gus, our neighbours' cat who claims our garden (and house) as part of his territory, has lost two of his great pals since I've lived here - my cat The Beans (they were really best buds) and then Vince. I play with Gus almost daily in the garden when he comes over, and he still pauses and looks towards to catflap to see if either of them will be coming out.

On the catnip front -- what Bulligen said: we grew catnip in the greenhouse over the summer, and I cut it all back for drying in October, I think -- it's ground up and now in a tub to be brought out for treats (and little toys baste in it). It's really strong compared to the sawdust you can get from the shops; a little goes a long way.

When I had my house, I also had enormous catnip bushes all over the property -- it can grow into a decent-sized shrub if you live somewhere with a long, hot growing season (central Virginia). Birds seeded it for me, and some of the best stuff was growing on the compost from the sheeps' barn. I had so much of it that once I dried it, I stuffed all of it into a bed-sized pillowcase for the cats to lounge and play on.
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Post by: Pink Gregory on December 12, 2020, 02:44:04 PM
No, how did it happen? We have two sisters and the dopey indoorsy one(who I sometimes drug with opioids, as some people might remember) is lying next to me right now.

She was runt of the litter; so apparently she had horribly deformed kidneys.  She was lucky to live as long as she did, really.  Of course being a silly runty cattie was most of her personality, but she just stopped eating and drinking and that was it.
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Post by: flotemysost on December 12, 2020, 05:08:25 PM
The saddest thing I hear is when people say how they've had two cats, usually siblings, and when one dies the other goes around looking for them. It's hard to know but I wonder if they eventually get a sense of what's happened to them.

Oh man, my childhood kitty did this when his twin brother died (they were both about two years old at the time). Just pacing and crying and glancing up at us fretfully all the time, really heartbreaking. The surviving brother had quite a bolshy personality (and was actually a bit of a dick to his more introverted sibling while he was alive), but after losing his pal he became much more needy and clingy with me and my family.

Well done The Mollusk for doing such selfless work, and everyone else too for the various tales here of humanity towards our feline friends. Reading this thread/seeing everyone's lovely photos is invariably a sort of balm for my soul, if that doesn't sound too silly.

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Post by: jobotic on December 12, 2020, 11:28:02 PM
Tomorrow will be 28 days since we got Lilly, so we're going to open the back door and let her out into the garden. I'm more worried about this than Covid, no deal Brexit and war with France.

She does look very content at the moment though so I'm pretty hopeful she won't leg it.
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Post by: Menu on December 13, 2020, 02:24:26 AM
and he still pauses and looks towards to catflap to see if either of them will be coming out.



Oh man. I'm welling up. That's so sad. I wonder if they do have any intimation as to what's happened. Probably not.
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Post by: Menu on December 13, 2020, 02:25:54 AM
She was runt of the litter; so apparently she had horribly deformed kidneys.  She was lucky to live as long as she did, really.  Of course being a silly runty cattie was most of her personality, but she just stopped eating and drinking and that was it.

Poor little thing. Mine is the runt of the little as well, and she does get bullied by her sister. Will go and give her a big hug now.
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Post by: Menu on December 13, 2020, 02:30:32 AM
Here she is:(https://i.imgur.com/vv4oWHu.jpg)

She's the sweetest, most loving cat I've ever had.
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Post by: Menu on December 13, 2020, 02:31:28 AM
Tomorrow will be 28 days since we got Lilly, so we're going to open the back door and let her out into the garden. I'm more worried about this than Covid, no deal Brexit and war with France.

She does look very content at the moment though so I'm pretty hopeful she won't leg it.

There's not easy access to roads is there? That would be my only worry.
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Post by: steve98 on December 13, 2020, 07:13:01 AM
(sarc alert) He should move to Sark (no roads)
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Post by: Cerys on December 14, 2020, 02:05:32 AM
Sark has roads but no cars, I thought.  Unless Bergerac lied to me all those years ago.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Menu on December 14, 2020, 02:06:40 AM
DID ANYONE LIKE MY FUCKING CAT FFS.
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Post by: icehaven on December 14, 2020, 02:13:48 AM
Here she is:(https://i.imgur.com/vv4oWHu.jpg)

She's the sweetest, most loving cat I've ever had.

She's taking none of your nonsense though. That beautiful, pissed off face.
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Post by: icehaven on December 14, 2020, 02:17:23 AM
DID ANYONE LIKE MY FUCKING CAT FFS.

I posted before I saw this, but yes of course, she's FUCKING LOVELY.
No seriously she's a beaut, her eyebrow whiskers alone deserve their own fan club.
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Post by: Menu on December 14, 2020, 02:19:56 AM
I posted before I saw this, but yes of course, she's FUCKING LOVELY.
No seriously she's a beaut, her eyebrow whiskers alone deserve their own fan club.

Ah thank you. I love her so much.
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Post by: Cerys on December 14, 2020, 02:21:47 AM
DID ANYONE LIKE MY FUCKING CAT FFS.

Your cat is beautiful, and evidently about to chirrup or lovingly headbutt you.  Possibly both.
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Post by: Menu on December 14, 2020, 02:23:00 AM
She's taking none of your nonsense though. That beautiful, pissed off face.

Oooh do you think she looks pissed off? That's interesting. I thought she looked quite content. I suppose it's all in the eye of the beholder. She is amazing though - so talkative and clever.
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Post by: Menu on December 14, 2020, 02:24:25 AM
Your cat is beautiful, and evidently about to chirrup or lovingly headbutt you.  Possibly both.

Ah I'm so pleased you said this. Yes that's what she does. She loves a good chirrup and headbutt. And wafting herself around my legs. She also covers her ears when I'm listening to something that's too loud.
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Post by: icehaven on December 14, 2020, 02:26:11 AM
Oooh do you think she looks pissed off? That's interesting. I thought she looked quite content. I suppose it's all in the eye of the beholder. She is amazing though - so talkative and clever.

I just thought she looked a bit sarky, bit paws on hips, but you were there so I'm sure you read her better. My Mum's cats are permanently like that so I just forget sometimes cats are less difficult.
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Post by: Cerys on December 14, 2020, 02:28:58 AM
Does she do that thing where she tilts her head before following through with a full-on body-flop so you can tickle her tummy?  One of ours does that.  A cat with no shame.
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Post by: Menu on December 14, 2020, 02:29:12 AM
I just thought she looked a bit sarky, bit paws on hips, but you were there so I'm sure you read her better. My Mum's cats are permanently like that so I just forget sometimes cats are less difficult.

Ha ha! Yes she's not a normal cat. Her sister is far more cat-like. This is her grumpy sister:

(https://i.imgur.com/HI6GkbH.jpg)
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Post by: Menu on December 14, 2020, 02:30:36 AM
Does she do that thing where she tilts her head before following through with a full-on body-flop so you can tickle her tummy?  One of ours does that.  A cat with no shame.

Ha! Yes she does. I theorised that it was because she was the runt of the litter so always had to be submissive in front of her siblings - but in doing so discovered that she loves her tummy tickled.
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Post by: bgmnts on December 14, 2020, 02:32:25 AM
"Yeah I'm in a box wanna make something of it?"
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Post by: Menu on December 14, 2020, 02:34:45 AM
"Yeah I'm in a box wanna make something of it?"

Ha ha! That picture always makes me laugh. I love her self-importance whilst doing an objectively silly thing. Like Captain Mainwaring or something.
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Post by: icehaven on December 14, 2020, 02:35:59 AM
Ha ha! Yes she's not a normal cat. Her sister is far more cat-like. This is her grumpy sister:

(https://i.imgur.com/HI6GkbH.jpg)

Awwwwwwwww!!! Definitely "fuck y'all I'm in this box and that's it". Beautiful puss.
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Post by: Cerys on December 14, 2020, 02:39:18 AM
Ha! Yes she does. I theorised that it was because she was the runt of the litter so always had to be submissive in front of her siblings - but in doing so discovered that she loves her tummy tickled.

Brilliant - not least because she and her sister look rather a lot like Fliss (our shameless feline).
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Post by: Menu on December 14, 2020, 02:41:16 AM
Awwwwwwwww!!! Definitely "fuck y'all I'm in this box and that's it". Beautiful puss.

Haha! That's definitely what she's thinking. She's fit but oh my god doesn't she know it.
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Post by: Menu on December 14, 2020, 02:49:26 AM
Brilliant - not least because she and her sister look rather a lot like Fliss (our shameless feline).

Have you got a picture to hand???
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Post by: Cerys on December 14, 2020, 03:24:08 AM
Yes, but imgur is playing silly beggars.  I'll see if I can bend it to my whims.

Edit - failed.  I'll see what I can manage tomorrow.
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Post by: easytarget on December 14, 2020, 04:49:33 AM
"Yeah I'm in a box wanna make something of it?"

(http://futurearsonists.com/images/catbox.jpg)
Feed my eyes, can you sew them shut?
Jesus Christ, deny your maker
He who tries, will be wasted
Feed my eyes now you've sewn them shut
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Post by: Cerys on December 14, 2020, 01:25:48 PM
^ Lovely

imgur stopped being an arse -

(https://i.imgur.com/yoim5d9.jpg)

Fliss, unimpressed at being disturbed.
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Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on December 14, 2020, 02:01:09 PM
Ever get the feeling that you're being watched...?

(https://i.imgur.com/sqDTTNI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RCvZleK.jpg)
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Post by: Menu on December 15, 2020, 12:26:13 AM
^ Lovely

imgur stopped being an arse -

(https://i.imgur.com/yoim5d9.jpg)

Fliss, unimpressed at being disturbed.

That's amazing! She does look like mine! So grumpy though.
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Post by: Menu on December 15, 2020, 12:26:58 AM
Ever get the feeling that you're being watched...?

(https://i.imgur.com/sqDTTNI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RCvZleK.jpg)

That's brilliant!
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Post by: Cerys on December 15, 2020, 01:37:27 AM
That's amazing! She does look like mine! So grumpy though.

She isn't prone to looking grumpy - it's only when she's near a camera that it happens.  Bizarre.
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Post by: Menu on December 15, 2020, 01:38:35 AM
She isn't prone to looking grumpy - it's only when she's near a camera that it happens.  Bizarre.

Ha! Yes I think cats do that on purpose. She's lovely. How old is she?
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Post by: Cerys on December 15, 2020, 02:25:18 AM
About six and a half.  Her brother is a fluff-monster - I'll try to get a photo posted tomorrow.
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Post by: Cerys on December 15, 2020, 06:17:27 PM
As predicted -

(https://i.imgur.com/E9MpxdC.jpg)

Spoony (the massive).
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Post by: bgmnts on December 15, 2020, 06:24:00 PM
Is he even able to get back up or is he stuck there?

Absolute unit big boi.
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Post by: steve98 on December 15, 2020, 06:45:54 PM
Looks like a small black bear has an arm around him (probably drunk)
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Post by: steve98 on December 15, 2020, 06:47:08 PM
I can't tell where the cat ends and the upholstery begins.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on December 15, 2020, 10:35:12 PM
I can't tell where the cat ends and the upholstery begins.

It's ok if Cerys dies her hair
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Post by: Pingers on December 15, 2020, 10:45:15 PM
DID ANYONE LIKE MY FUCKING CAT FFS.

Your cat is lovely. We used to have a really affectionate / bit bitey tabby & white, who I miss. Our current cat is... characterful. Not arsed at all with cuddles, laps or any of that. Very bitey. Would be nice to have one of both
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Post by: icehaven on December 15, 2020, 10:51:53 PM

(https://i.imgur.com/RCvZleK.jpg)

I love this. Particularly the void in the background, he/she has the bestest eyes.
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Post by: Menu on December 15, 2020, 11:42:12 PM
As predicted -

(https://i.imgur.com/E9MpxdC.jpg)

Spoony (the massive).

Pretty sexy that. You have beautiful cats, Cerys.
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Post by: Menu on December 15, 2020, 11:44:21 PM
Your cat is lovely. We used to have a really affectionate / bit bitey tabby & white, who I miss. Our current cat is... characterful. Not arsed at all with cuddles, laps or any of that. Very bitey. Would be nice to have one of both

Thank you so much. Yes I dread the day when she's no longer here. She's so intelligent and loving.
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Post by: MrPlugg on December 16, 2020, 12:50:11 AM
.....
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Post by: MrPlugg on December 16, 2020, 01:05:21 AM
This is my cat Nobby. He’s actually quite friendly.

(https://i.imgur.com/A2Mq0sZ.png)

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Post by: Menu on December 16, 2020, 01:06:10 AM
Crikey!
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Post by: steve98 on December 16, 2020, 05:33:07 AM
That looks like a mountain lion (a small one)
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Post by: MrPlugg on December 16, 2020, 03:17:41 PM
A bit more relaxed..

(https://i.imgur.com/jxioYJR_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)
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Post by: Menu on December 17, 2020, 05:53:04 AM
Beautiful. How did you get him to hiss at you in the first one?
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Post by: MrPlugg on December 17, 2020, 08:10:42 AM
He’s not hissing - in fact he’s never hissed at anyone and is a big friendly bear of a cat. He’s just very vocal and that photo is one from a quick succession of pics when he was trying to get my attention. The fact that he looks like a nightmare vision from an Aphex Twin video is just a happy accident.
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Post by: Menu on December 18, 2020, 01:15:59 AM
He’s not hissing - in fact he’s never hissed at anyone and is a big friendly bear of a cat. He’s just very vocal and that photo is one from a quick succession of pics when he was trying to get my attention. The fact that he looks like a nightmare vision from an Aphex Twin video is just a happy accident.
Ah I see! It's a great photo.
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Post by: Buelligan on December 20, 2020, 09:55:59 AM
Went to feed the cats and kitten very early this morning (about 4.30ish), gently picked up that kitten.  I could not resist.  Held by my neck, it purred and snuggled.  I must not love it but it is so lovable.  Tiny as a mouse, light as a feather, speckled like a leopard with the innocent eyes of all baby animals.  Surely the best life for a cat is with its own people?  Running and sleeping with those it was born with.  As long as it has food and a warm dry bed (which it does).  But, still.
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Post by: Botty Cello on December 20, 2020, 10:21:54 AM
Buelligan if you’ve found a tiny cat with “innocent eyes” you need to post a picture, because I suspect you picked up a mouse.

Mr Plugg, did you manage to talk Nobby down from the ledge ? Nice photos btw.

I stood in cat piss this morning, which annoyed me, because all of last week I’d remembered to walk around it. I need to brick up that cat flap.
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Post by: olliebean on December 20, 2020, 10:30:07 AM
Went to feed the cats and kitten very early this morning (about 4.30ish), gently picked up that kitten.  I could not resist.  Held by my neck, it purred and snuggled.  I must not love it but it is so lovable.  Tiny as a mouse, light as a feather, speckled like a leopard with the innocent eyes of all baby animals.  Surely the best life for a cat is with its own people?  Running and sleeping with those it was born with.  As long as it has food and a warm dry bed (which it does).  But, still.

This is how it starts. How it ends is you sleeping out there with them in full Munkustrap cosplay.
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Post by: steve98 on December 22, 2020, 08:21:54 AM
IDEA - A Cab Zoom Christmas Dinner for Cats. It's an idea isn't it? Invitation only. Only the most handsome/lovable cats get invited (No riff-raff, no mingers, no dullards.) If someone organized such a thing I'd certainly get involved. END OF IDEA.

(https://i.etsystatic.com/10706456/r/il/f5c8a5/2267244630/il_570xN.2267244630_7q2k.jpg)
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Post by: Cerys on December 23, 2020, 04:13:04 AM
Scrabble has gone missing somewhere in the flat.  We've searched and searched but we just can't find her.  The last option is that she's somewhere in our daughter's bedroom, but I can't do a proper search in there until tomorrow.  Plus there's the knowledge that she may have hidden herself away in order to die undisturbed.

Of course, there's also the possibility that we'll go into the living room tomorrow and find her in there sniggering and looking smug.  I wouldn't put it past her.
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Post by: Pink Gregory on December 23, 2020, 04:59:44 AM
Sorry to hear that Cerys, it's heartbreaking when a cat starts hiding and you know why.

Unless you find them, then haha naughty cattie.

Friend of ours had an interesting evening with their cat getting under the bath and into the bowels of the house, just out of reach.
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Post by: Cerys on December 23, 2020, 10:29:17 PM
Thanks :)

Starting to lose hope.  Searched sprog's bedroom with no luck.  Searched rest of flat.  Still nothing.  We've had to entertain the possibility that she snuck out yesterday while I was distracted by a food delivery.  If that turns out to be the case I will never forgive myself.  She's twenty-one years old, deaf, prone to bouts of confusion - and it's December.  We've put up some posters and ads on Facebook, but if she got outside I don't think we'll ever find out what happened to her.  I just hope that it was her choice - that she knew it was her time and decided to just slip away.
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Post by: steve98 on December 23, 2020, 10:57:34 PM
Aw total bummer Cerys :( Let's hope for a Christmas miracle.
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Post by: shiftwork2 on December 23, 2020, 11:12:11 PM
21 is an amazing age.  I hope she comes back to make it 22.
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Post by: Menu on December 24, 2020, 01:30:27 AM
Thanks :)

Starting to lose hope.  Searched sprog's bedroom with no luck.  Searched rest of flat.  Still nothing.  We've had to entertain the possibility that she snuck out yesterday while I was distracted by a food delivery.  If that turns out to be the case I will never forgive myself.  She's twenty-one years old, deaf, prone to bouts of confusion - and it's December.  We've put up some posters and ads on Facebook, but if she got outside I don't think we'll ever find out what happened to her.  I just hope that it was her choice - that she knew it was her time and decided to just slip away.

Oh mate. I'll be thinking of you - and her. Don't give up yet though. Was there anything particularly different about her behaviour in the last few days beforehand?
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Post by: Cerys on December 24, 2020, 01:57:06 AM
No.  She spends most of her time snoozing on her favourite armchair, with occasional visits to her food bowl (which is right next to it) and journeys around the room in our daughter's arms.  One thing that is causing me guilty thoughts is the fact that over the past few weeks we've been very gradually snipping away at clumps of fur on her back where she can't reach to groom herself.  She's not a big fan of being brushed or combed - probably her hips causing her pain.  I keep wondering if she just got fed up of it.
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Post by: Menu on December 24, 2020, 02:06:43 AM
No.  She spends most of her time snoozing on her favourite armchair, with occasional visits to her food bowl (which is right next to it) and journeys around the room in our daughter's arms.  One thing that is causing me guilty thoughts is the fact that over the past few weeks we've been very gradually snipping away at clumps of fur on her back where she can't reach to groom herself.  She's not a big fan of being brushed or combed - probably her hips causing her pain.  I keep wondering if she just got fed up of it.

It must be so worrying. I'm hoping she turns up soon.
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Post by: Cerys on December 24, 2020, 02:14:39 AM
Thanks :)  I really don't think she's going to, though.  One possibility is that she is in the flat somewhere, and that we won't know where until we detect the smell.  And horrible as that prospect is, I think I'd prefer it to never knowing.  At least that way she'll have died in the warm.
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Post by: Brian Freeze on December 24, 2020, 07:05:12 AM
Hope she turns up for cuddles Cerys. Or her resting place becomes apparent as its always much better to know these things I think despite it not always being good news.

We misplaced our dopey old duffer this week, had to resort to shouting for him indoors. He had gone and got under our duvet by himself which is a first. Nice to see at 17 that he can still learn new tricks.

While buying his Christmas collar yesterday the pet shop gave us some kind of weebley wobbley mouse  to fill with Dreamies to knock about for treat dispensation. That might be a bit much for him but we will see.
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Post by: bgmnts on December 24, 2020, 07:25:03 AM
The cat practice of going off to find a little comfortable place to die in I find both horrifying and yet heartwarming. I wish we all had that option.

Hope you get your answers soon Cerys.
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Post by: Cerys on December 24, 2020, 11:29:52 PM
Thanks x
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Post by: Jockice on December 25, 2020, 08:36:35 AM
Aw, Lotte and I are both hoping for a good outcome both for you and Scrabble..

A few years ago my sister was convinced her cat had hidden herself away and died on Christmas day. But Cassie turned up unconcerned after we'd had our dinner. So hope something similar happens for you.
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Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on December 25, 2020, 01:26:44 PM
Yep, cats will never cease to amaze or infuriate you! It's the not knowing that is the worst though.
Oscar and Eddie send their best regards.
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on December 25, 2020, 01:30:13 PM
So many beauties up there ^ Meowry Christmas!

(https://i.ibb.co/T8sNnMw/129529898-10164399918765243-1361209091202247074-o.jpg)
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Post by: itsfredtitmus on December 25, 2020, 10:04:47 PM
Black & white cats are ubiquitous and almost always covered in dust.

If you lined up 10 black & white cats at the same weight and age I wouldn't be able to identity my cat. I bet you couldn't either. UBIQUITOUS creatures.
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Post by: imitationleather on December 25, 2020, 10:06:04 PM
I've got two black and white cats and I can definitely tell them apart.
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Post by: itsfredtitmus on December 25, 2020, 10:09:02 PM
I've got two black and white cats and I can definitely tell them apart.
I can only tell mine apart because one looks like it's malnourished or has a kidney problem (it DOESN'T) and the other is skinny but fucking massive size wise. No difference otherwise. Dusty fuckers.
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Post by: imitationleather on December 25, 2020, 10:10:16 PM
One of mine has a tail and the other doesn't.

Easy peasy.
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Post by: itsfredtitmus on December 25, 2020, 10:11:18 PM
One of mine has a tail and the other doesn't.

Easy peasy.
What's the dust level like?
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Post by: itsfredtitmus on December 25, 2020, 10:12:28 PM
Everyone look at me like I'm insane when I point out how dust conductive black cats are, but it's TRUE
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Post by: olliebean on December 25, 2020, 10:14:16 PM
Two black cats occasionally visit here; one usually comes to the front door and the other to the back door, and for ages I thought it was just one cat until the day they both turned up at once. Anyway, turns out they're from the same litter so not surprising they look alike - although now I know there's two of them I can tell them apart by their behaviour.

The one that comes to the front door absolutely loves rolling about in the dust at the edge of the driveway.
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Post by: itsfredtitmus on December 25, 2020, 10:17:52 PM
See.
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Post by: Pingers on December 25, 2020, 11:10:56 PM
Getting cozy

(https://i.ibb.co/fxKFV4D/IMG-20201221-202739725-HDR.jpg)
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Post by: Dex Sawash on December 25, 2020, 11:14:38 PM
We kept a pair of black and white cats a few months for a neighbo(u)r. One loved to play with our dog, the other one hated the dog. The dog never could tell which was which.
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Post by: Menu on December 25, 2020, 11:35:09 PM
Hey, Cerys! Sending you and your family lots of love tonight.
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Post by: Menu on December 25, 2020, 11:35:39 PM
Getting cozy

(https://i.ibb.co/fxKFV4D/IMG-20201221-202739725-HDR.jpg)

Lovely.
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Post by: Pingers on December 25, 2020, 11:41:27 PM
Lovely.

He's a handsome fella, also very soft and gets very plush this time of year. He's off his rocker though - giving it all the big love one minute and sinking his fangs right in the next. Love him very much though.
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Post by: Menu on December 25, 2020, 11:44:07 PM
He's a handsome fella, also very soft and gets very plush this time of year. He's off his rocker though - giving it all the big love one minute and sinking his fangs right in the next. Love him very much though.

Ha ha! Uber-cat. How did you get him?
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Post by: Pingers on December 25, 2020, 11:49:48 PM
Ha ha! Uber-cat. How did you get him?

We got him off some local people. My youngest kid once broke down in the street and cried "I just want a pussycat to BE MY FRIEND!" Went to see a litter and he sat in my lad's lap, so he chose us really. I think they might have lied about his age, because he's quite anxious (not helped by a stray nicking all his food while we were away for two weeks, before we got a chip-activated cat flap), but he's got a big personality and my son loves him to bits despite all the savaging he's had.
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Post by: Menu on December 25, 2020, 11:59:46 PM
Great story. Glad your son is still friends with him. Our two were very nervous about things until we got a microchip cat flap as well. Must be really scary when they're getting used to a new place anyway. What's his name? Sorry if you've already said.
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Post by: itsfredtitmus on December 26, 2020, 12:00:15 AM
Getting cozy

(https://i.ibb.co/fxKFV4D/IMG-20201221-202739725-HDR.jpg)
Looks nothing like my black and white cats. I'm afraid this is a fake cat.
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Post by: finnquark on December 26, 2020, 12:03:11 AM
We adopted this cat, called Ken, about 2 months ago. I spent Christmas day with him today. He's asleep next to me here.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EqHzQYwXAAEduxS?format=jpg&name=large)
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Post by: Pingers on December 26, 2020, 12:08:21 AM
Looks nothing like my black and white cats. I'm afraid this is a fake cat.

Lol. As to Menu's question, he has a very unusual name, so in the interests of internet anonymity I won't give it here. Gets an eyebrow raise at the vet's.
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Post by: Menu on December 26, 2020, 12:31:21 AM
Lol. As to Menu's question, he has a very unusual name, so in the interests of internet anonymity I won't give it here. Gets an eyebrow raise at the vet's.


Oooh I didn't give my cats' names for the same reason. They are profoundly stupid names given to them by my friend who I inherited them from.
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Post by: Menu on December 26, 2020, 12:33:33 AM
We adopted this cat, called Ken, about 2 months ago. I spent Christmas day with him today. He's asleep next to me here.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EqHzQYwXAAEduxS?format=jpg&name=large)

Beautiful cat. What's he doing there? Writing a screenplay?
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Post by: Menu on December 26, 2020, 05:39:46 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/O0E3EsP.jpg)

Episode two in the series of my cat sitting in a box looking annoyed.
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Post by: steve98 on December 26, 2020, 10:40:16 AM
Good lookin' cat, shame about the concrete. :(
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Post by: Attila on December 26, 2020, 10:58:15 AM
Tiny Toast knows she's not supposed to get onto the bannisters.

(http://i.imgur.com/5MlVWaFl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/5MlVWaF)
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Post by: pigamus on December 26, 2020, 11:00:52 AM
Yes but taping up a noose seems a bit much
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Post by: Attila on December 26, 2020, 11:03:50 AM
Heh -- that's Mr Attila's classy FM aerial.
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Post by: Cerys on December 26, 2020, 02:23:44 PM
Hey, Cerys! Sending you and your family lots of love tonight.

Thankyou muchly x

I've been having moments of getting all teary and guilt-ridden, but in my more lucid moments I've been reminding myself that if she wanted to go out and find a place to rest, that was her right.
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Post by: pigamus on December 26, 2020, 03:15:37 PM
Lol. As to Menu's question, he has a very unusual name, so in the interests of internet anonymity I won't give it here. Gets an eyebrow raise at the vet's.

“Ok I’ve got some flea powder here for... ‘Big-titty-boo’?”

“Close enough.”
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Post by: bgmnts on December 26, 2020, 03:30:54 PM
Thankyou muchly x

I've been having moments of getting all teary and guilt-ridden, but in my more lucid moments I've been reminding myself that if she wanted to go out and find a place to rest, that was her right.

2 decades of the cushiest existence going, no need to feel guilty.
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Post by: Menu on December 27, 2020, 01:09:18 AM
Good lookin' cat, shame about the concrete. :(


Hmmm, it does look a bit shit doesn't it. Maybe that's why she's so furious.
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Post by: Menu on December 27, 2020, 01:10:53 AM
Tiny Toast knows she's not supposed to get onto the bannisters.

(http://i.imgur.com/5MlVWaFl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/5MlVWaF)

Tell her you'd now actually PREFER her to be on the bannisters. Then she'll immediately go somewhere else. Bloody cats.
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Post by: Menu on December 27, 2020, 01:12:52 AM
Thankyou muchly x

I've been having moments of getting all teary and guilt-ridden, but in my more lucid moments I've been reminding myself that if she wanted to go out and find a place to rest, that was her right.

Ah mate. I'm sorry. But, you're right. She did it her way - not a lot of animals get that opportunity. Plus she had all those wonderful years of love and attention. She was very lucky to have you.
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Post by: Cerys on December 27, 2020, 02:07:11 AM
Thanks.  We were incredibly lucky to have her.  She was a very loyal, loving little puss.  Also she understood certain hand gestures.  Getting her to move off her comfy armchair and cross the room to sit next to me, simply by pointing at her and then the sofa, was such a brilliant experience.  She'd watch the gestures and you could see her mind working as she decided whether or not she could be bothered to move.  Clever lady that she was.
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Post by: Menu on December 27, 2020, 02:11:27 AM
Thanks.  We were incredibly lucky to have her.  She was a very loyal, loving little puss.  Also she understood certain hand gestures.  Getting her to move off her comfy armchair and cross the room to sit next to me, simply by pointing at her and then the sofa, was such a brilliant experience.  She'd watch the gestures and you could see her mind working as she decided whether or not she could be bothered to move.  Clever lady that she was.

That's amazing.
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Post by: Attila on December 27, 2020, 10:07:53 AM
Bedroom door got pulled open last night because of the storm-winds. It's normally off-limits to cats, so they want to come in at any chance.

Woke up to Tiny Toast roaming all over the bed, purring like a mentalist, and finally burrowing under the blankers to nuzzle my face.

(http://i.imgur.com/nacYOL7l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/nacYOL7)
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Post by: Attila on December 27, 2020, 10:10:56 AM
Thanks.  We were incredibly lucky to have her.  She was a very loyal, loving little puss.  Also she understood certain hand gestures.  Getting her to move off her comfy armchair and cross the room to sit next to me, simply by pointing at her and then the sofa, was such a brilliant experience.  She'd watch the gestures and you could see her mind working as she decided whether or not she could be bothered to move.  Clever lady that she was.

I am sorry about your fine kitty, Cerys. It sounds as if she had a happy & good life with you. I hope you're able to get closure <3.

At least two of my childhood cats, after a long life, just disappeared (my parents made zero effort to find them), and I still think about them after all this time (my cats, not my parents).
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Post by: NoOffenceLynn on December 27, 2020, 10:44:01 AM
Thanks.  We were incredibly lucky to have her.  She was a very loyal, loving little puss.  Also she understood certain hand gestures.  Getting her to move off her comfy armchair and cross the room to sit next to me, simply by pointing at her and then the sofa, was such a brilliant experience.  She'd watch the gestures and you could see her mind working as she decided whether or not she could be bothered to move.  Clever lady that she was.


Ahh, Cerys so sorry to hear about your lovely puss, as others have said she sounds like a very well loved and loving pussycat.
Sending you a huge virtual hug (((❤)))
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Post by: Cerys on December 28, 2020, 05:16:58 AM
I love you lot so much.  And it isn't just the Pernod saying that.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on December 28, 2020, 05:26:29 AM
I've only just seen this but I'm so sorry to hear, Cerys. 21 years is an amazing life for a cat and it sounds like she had a wonderful, loving one. I know I'll be inconsolable when our cats aren't here any more but I hope there's some comfort in knowing what a happy, comfortable life you can give them.
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Post by: imitationleather on December 28, 2020, 10:04:08 AM
I also am very sorry to hear about Scrabble.
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Post by: Jockice on December 28, 2020, 06:25:42 PM
Aw, sympathies Cerys.
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Post by: Cerys on December 29, 2020, 04:05:24 AM
Thanks, guys.
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Post by: icehaven on December 31, 2020, 11:46:06 PM
Some little sod nearly finished me off today. I saw him run across a main road and hide under a car, then just before I tried to encourage him away from the road he bolted back and a car narrowly missed him by inches. I actually screamed, ffs. Fucking car didn't even slow down either, cunt. Definitely a life used up, and one of his too probably.
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Post by: Menu on December 31, 2020, 11:55:00 PM
Some little sod nearly finished me off today. I saw him run across a main road and hide under a car, then just before I tried to encourage him away from the road he bolted back and a car narrowly missed him by inches. I actually screamed, ffs. Fucking car didn't even slow down either, cunt. Definitely a life used up, and one of his too probably.

Oh man. I wouldn't want to see anything like that. Over 20 years ago I saw a confused swan lead her signets over a busy road. They weren't as lucky as that cat unfortunately. It's stayed with me to this day.
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Post by: steve98 on January 01, 2021, 12:37:41 AM
D'you blame yourself? Don't. Let it go.
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Post by: Menu on January 01, 2021, 12:41:51 AM
D'you blame yourself? Don't. Let it go.

No there's nothing I could have done. I guess I could have stopped to round up any remaining cygnets. I feel guilty about that actually. Hmmm.
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Post by: steve98 on January 01, 2021, 12:52:14 AM
Yeah, you could've done that, but how would they have survived without a Mum?
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Post by: Menu on January 01, 2021, 01:37:31 AM
Not sure if you're being sarcastic now but you're probably right. That image still haunts me though even if it does sound a bit silly.
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Post by: Captain Crunch on January 01, 2021, 01:46:03 PM
I hate don’t like dogs but I do enjoy watching Crufts.  One year they had a feature on special counselling for people who had recently lost dogs.  It sounds very flaky and first world but it’s a very specific type of grief isn’t it?  For example:

(https://i.imgur.com/u0eG60J.png)
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Post by: Menu on January 02, 2021, 01:48:36 AM
I hate don’t like dogs but I do enjoy watching Crufts.  One year they had a feature on special counselling for people who had recently lost dogs.  It sounds very flaky and first world but it’s a very specific type of grief isn’t it?  For example:

(https://i.imgur.com/u0eG60J.png)

Those few words tell a sad story.

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Post by: Attila on January 02, 2021, 10:14:28 AM
Those few words tell a sad story.

There's a little pet cemetary in one of the wooded areas near us; I think the most recent grave is early 20th century. The markers are at the same time very sweet but also heartbreaking and melancholy. One of the hardest things for me is moving to a new place and having to leave behind pet burials.
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Post by: mobias on January 02, 2021, 09:49:59 PM
I learnt a lot from this Youtube video. I think all of you will find it really useful and informative .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnZhi5gaX8g
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Post by: mobias on January 04, 2021, 06:10:45 PM
Here's an emergency supply of kitty love for those that need it this evening.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eq58RGXW4AEqN-5?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eq58RGWXMAIxP2x?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eq58RG2XEAcQdIA?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eq58RH8XcAcyAyh?format=jpg&name=large)
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Post by: imitationleather on January 04, 2021, 06:14:02 PM
Very nice.

Here's some council estate scum also attempting to be cute:
(https://i.ibb.co/pLk7FSy/0acd5431-2df6-4a55-a25b-d6d2315a63ce.jpg)
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Post by: Fishfinger on January 04, 2021, 07:06:12 PM
^ All beautiful, thank you.
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Post by: steve98 on January 04, 2021, 07:18:25 PM
Lockdown again fellas: you can't go out unless it's an emergency.
"Thank God for that".
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Post by: icehaven on January 04, 2021, 07:20:47 PM
There's a little pet cemetary in one of the wooded areas near us; I think the most recent grave is early 20th century. The markers are at the same time very sweet but also heartbreaking and melancholy. One of the hardest things for me is moving to a new place and having to leave behind pet burials.

There's one in Coombe Abbey park in Coventry, back from when it was a private house in the 19th and early 20th c. There was a very modern fuss a few years ago when one of the cat's graves was removed because his name was not on at all by today's standards. The usual moaners kicked off, but it was obviously the right thing to do because it's ridiculous to leave something that could potentially cause so much offence to honour a cat that I'm reasonably confident wouldn't have given a flying fuck if a stone with a name it had no idea it even had was still standing over a century after he died.
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Post by: mobias on January 04, 2021, 07:48:37 PM
Very nice.

Here's some council estate scum also attempting to be cute:


Beautiful! They look pretty sophisticated and metropolitan to me.
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Post by: pupshaw on January 04, 2021, 08:34:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2mb_-KUHjQ

Cat won't move out the way.
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Post by: steve98 on January 04, 2021, 08:41:41 PM
Haha, that's /\ great (But why, why's he doing that?)

Beautiful! They look pretty sophisticated and metropolitan to me.

I believe that's Ronnie and Reggie.
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Post by: pupshaw on January 04, 2021, 08:45:50 PM
special imported catnip?
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Post by: steve98 on January 04, 2021, 09:19:42 PM
Aye, most likely drugs, the poor wretch... maybe Scotch Egg Quiche (A surfeit of)
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Post by: St_Eddie on January 04, 2021, 09:28:50 PM
I'm very sorry to read the news of Cery's missing moggy.  My thoughts are with you and I hope the one day you are, at the very least, able to find out what became of her.
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Post by: bgmnts on January 04, 2021, 10:02:22 PM
Very nice.

Here's some council estate scum also attempting to be cute:
(https://i.ibb.co/pLk7FSy/0acd5431-2df6-4a55-a25b-d6d2315a63ce.jpg)

The Krays vibes off them.
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Post by: steve98 on January 04, 2021, 10:35:20 PM
I'm seeing Q. Q's embracing them (with Reggie's leg being the bit at the bottom).
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Post by: olliebean on January 04, 2021, 10:41:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2mb_-KUHjQ

Cat won't move out the way.

Gagging for a tummy rub.
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Post by: Cerys on January 05, 2021, 02:07:48 PM
I'm very sorry to read the news of Cery's missing moggy.  My thoughts are with you and I hope the one day you are, at the very least, able to find out what became of her.

Thanks x

I suspect, though, that we never will find out.  Unless she does turn out to have hidden herself away somewhere in the flat and is miraculously being a holy incorruptible.  I wouldn't put that last bit past her.
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Post by: Kankurette on January 05, 2021, 03:45:32 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/7K3Kd6H/Gary-s-frightening-teeths.jpg)

Gary the cunt
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Post by: steve98 on January 05, 2021, 04:02:32 PM
Imagine being in the waiting room at the vet's and he calls out - "Gary The cunt?... Gary The Cunt?..."

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTf0rgG61pzegBGpOrouC3-dAvS3FIAwHUVHw&usqp=CAU)
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Post by: mobias on January 05, 2021, 05:41:12 PM
Question of all you CAB cat owners. Do you all have pet insurance? I've got my three cats insured with Pet Plan. They've been insured for about 3 years now. I just put in a claim for my cat Gunther having a urinary tract
infection seen to. The claim is for £180. It looks like they're going to reject the claim on the grounds that I don't get my cats routinely checked up by the vet. They're indoor cats and I've always considered the whole routine
check up thing a bit of a scam by vets to get more money out of you.

I've calculated I've paid petplan almost a grand since getting them insured. Someone told me when I got them insured I'd be better off putting the monthly payments into a emergency savings account instead.
I wish I'd listened to them now. It seems like a better idea.

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Post by: imitationleather on January 05, 2021, 06:05:43 PM
We've not got insurance. We had to pay £600 when Clive needed to have his tail amputated, which was a bit of a nightmare. However I had only heard bad stories like the one you describe about insurance and vet costs, and I reckon that over the life of our cats just having to pay upfront for their treatments will end up being the better option.

Whenever we go to the vet is very obvious they are trying to gouge you as much as possible, while feigning being concerned and very friendly. It's not a nice experience.
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Post by: icehaven on January 05, 2021, 06:55:16 PM
Question of all you CAB cat owners. Do you all have pet insurance? I've got my three cats insured with Pet Plan. They've been insured for about 3 years now. I just put in a claim for my cat Gunther having a urinary tract
infection seen to. The claim is for £180. It looks like they're going to reject the claim on the grounds that I don't get my cats routinely checked up by the vet. They're indoor cats and I've always considered the whole routine
check up thing a bit of a scam by vets to get more money out of you.

I've calculated I've paid petplan almost a grand since getting them insured. Someone told me when I got them insured I'd be better off putting the monthly payments into a emergency savings account instead.
I wish I'd listened to them now. It seems like a better idea.

Yep a few pet owners I know do this, they say it's a much better option, particularly when insurance companies will do anything not to pay out.
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Post by: mobias on January 05, 2021, 07:11:05 PM
Yep a few pet owners I know do this, they say it's a much better option, particularly when insurance companies will do anything not to pay out.

My mother recommended I put money into a bank account when I took out pet insurance a couple of years ago. I should have listened to her. Always listen to your mother.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on January 06, 2021, 12:04:16 AM
Never insure anything you can easily afford to replace. Cats are cheap af
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Post by: tookish on January 06, 2021, 01:32:10 AM
Just popping in to tell you that I visit this thread almost every day, especially on my much-less-frequent bad days, and it brings me endless joy to see you all talking about your lovely mogs. So thanks for that - I'm being sickeningly earnest again but it really does cheer me up.

I will post some pictures of my beautiful feline children soon.
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Post by: Famous Mortimer on January 06, 2021, 01:43:50 AM
I fostered a couple of cats earlier in lockdown, and they're currently enjoying themselves in their new home. I got another one a few months ago, who I may have mentioned a few pages ago on here. It took him a good couple of weeks before he even emerged from his extremely tiny hiding place in the presence of humans, so lord knows what happened to him before he arrived at mine.

Anyway, he's had free roam of the house for about two weeks now, and while he's still staying mostly in the foster room, he's started exploring, and is almost on okay terms with the other cats in the house now. Here he is on the second level of the main cat tower, below permanent resident Sophie - meet Sprout:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50805567767_ea65541428.jpg)
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Post by: St_Eddie on January 06, 2021, 02:04:27 AM
Here he is on the second level of the main cat tower, below permanent resident Sophie - meet Sprout:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50805567767_ea65541428.jpg)

Sophie and Sprout, sitting in a cat tree, P.U.R.R.I.N.G.
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Post by: mobias on January 06, 2021, 09:56:11 AM
I got this book for Christmas 'What Cats Want'. Wolfgang here slammed it shut and said 'I'll tell you what I want  - fed!'

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EqK6rG1XcAYqHml?format=jpg&name=large)
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Post by: The Mollusk on January 06, 2021, 11:16:53 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/i2TM0Gs.png)

A couple of nicely aligned photos of Raymond and Cleo during their rigorous daily exercise routine.

We moved house on Monday and it's been a fucking nightmare for us all but they finally seem to be calming down a bit now. They were spooked by every single sound outside the flat, both yelling a lot or generally just seeming really unsettled. I made sure their scratching posts and beds were placed in each room to acclimatise them to the property as a whole and we've got one of those Feliway plug-ins in the hall. Cleo does this thing where she will walk in a room, make full eye contact and then just flop over and expose her big fat belly, and she was doing that a lot yesterday which is a clear sign that she's started to feel safe and happy here.
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Post by: imitationleather on January 06, 2021, 11:28:25 AM
You've moved again?

Lovely pics!
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Post by: SpiderChrist on January 06, 2021, 11:32:56 AM
There's cat fur on my lawn after next door's feline (Socks) and another ginger twat (name unknown) had a proper fucking dust up in the back garden yesterday. It looked like those depictions of a barney in a cartoon


(https://www.forfoxsake.com/images/fight_cartoon.jpg)


When I went out to sort it out they ran away together, like best pals or something. Not seen either of them since.
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Post by: The Mollusk on January 06, 2021, 11:34:39 AM
You've moved again?

Yeah, we had a bunch of issues with the old place - dreadfully insulated old property, it doesn't retain heat whatsoever and there's lots of rising damp on the external walls - plus we've only gone a mile up the road and it's £150 a month cheaper. It's early days yet and I'm sure things will go tragically wrong before the end of the first term because I am fated to never be truly content, but for the time being I remain dimwittedly optimistic.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on January 06, 2021, 06:18:35 PM
(https://scontent.fman1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/134162544_2814385512165421_72086348239569439_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=M63TnQ2MCnsAX-A7ZAi&_nc_ht=scontent.fman1-1.fna&oh=4ad84019945acd8123ff76e817136d79&oe=601C9D0C)
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Post by: mobias on January 08, 2021, 08:52:15 AM
Some good faces here this morning

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErEN0g7XEAA-4ib?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErEN0g6W8AIaWBl?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErEN0hTW4AEccwR?format=jpg&name=large)
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Post by: St_Eddie on January 08, 2021, 09:41:20 AM
(https://scontent.fman1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/134162544_2814385512165421_72086348239569439_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=M63TnQ2MCnsAX-A7ZAi&_nc_ht=scontent.fman1-1.fna&oh=4ad84019945acd8123ff76e817136d79&oe=601C9D0C)

Heh heh heh, look at its little whiskers.
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Post by: Pink Gregory on January 08, 2021, 11:48:25 AM
RE insurance - So far we've claimed something like £1800 back for Oscar's various treatments, it will have a £3k limit but we know that he'a not got long left (probably cancer) so we're using it for his ultrasound scan and blood pressure medication at the minute.

Don't think it stipulates checkups but it does require yearly vaccinations, which we do anyway.

It does seem like a swizz when your cattie is fine, but you'll definitely want something when they're approaching 9 and things start to go wrong internally.  It can all happen at once.
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Post by: mobias on January 08, 2021, 01:49:48 PM
Sorry to hear about your cat Pink Gregory.

To my surprise I got an email on Wednesday to say my insurer Pet Plan were paying up after all. I noticed it does say on the vet report that they're indoor cats so maybe that makes a difference
with the yearly check ups and vaccines stuff.

As is the case with all insurance you pay all that money to insure something but actually hope you never have to claim on that insurance.
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Post by: imitationleather on January 11, 2021, 04:00:54 PM
Queenie then:
(https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/137507926_10160772295878066_2634946223521210479_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=2&_nc_sid=dbeb18&_nc_ohc=QzSTEVRsWOUAX90wDTP&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-1.fna&oh=b3a76982d33dd641e2ccc6421c0b953d&oe=602247EE)

Queenie now:
(https://scontent.flhr4-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/137367656_10160771898193066_8281845835165239159_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=qIX0GoHhxnoAX-_LNHR&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-2.fna&oh=a9c45505d4fec6443e5d3edf4bb343f4&oe=60238AAB)

(All the books that make me look very clever and cultured are on the higher shelves, obvs.)
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on January 11, 2021, 04:36:58 PM
Beauties those 2

Some good faces here this morning

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErEN0g7XEAA-4ib?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErEN0g6W8AIaWBl?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErEN0hTW4AEccwR?format=jpg&name=large)
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Post by: icehaven on January 11, 2021, 04:37:09 PM
Queenie then:
(https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/137507926_10160772295878066_2634946223521210479_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=2&_nc_sid=dbeb18&_nc_ohc=QzSTEVRsWOUAX90wDTP&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-1.fna&oh=b3a76982d33dd641e2ccc6421c0b953d&oe=602247EE)

Queenie now:
(https://scontent.flhr4-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/137367656_10160771898193066_8281845835165239159_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=qIX0GoHhxnoAX-_LNHR&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-2.fna&oh=a9c45505d4fec6443e5d3edf4bb343f4&oe=60238AAB)

(All the books that make me look very clever and cultured are on the higher shelves, obvs.)

Nice chair, but how come your cat and your books are so massive?
Seriously though very beautiful puss.
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Post by: imitationleather on January 12, 2021, 06:22:15 PM
Cat in a bigger chair:
(https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/138460054_10160780449853066_3308883098102967869_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=Y5o62TlYregAX__MFfv&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-1.fna&oh=bd3d9fc9b9262c0860ae1d8f58bc1137&oe=6021C800)
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Post by: flotemysost on January 12, 2021, 07:10:39 PM
Aw, what a doll. Lovely view, too.

In fact I think I'm enjoying ogling everyone's nice homes in this thread almost as much as the beautiful cats.
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Post by: Camp Tramp on January 14, 2021, 07:17:41 PM
Sadly my parents recently had to put down one of their cats, Zola at the bottom. He crawled into his bed at some point in the night, his pelvis and hindlegs crushed by something, probably a car. He was 3.

His sister Khalesi is still going strong. You can't see in the photo but she has a nub for a tail. Something took it when she was about one, don't know if it was a feral cat, a fox or a human.

[(https://i.imgur.com/bNqgnM1.jpeg)
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Post by: imitationleather on January 14, 2021, 07:21:47 PM
He crawled into his bed at some point in the night, his pelvis and hindlegs crushed by something, probably a car. He was 3.

Aw man. That's so sad.
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Post by: Cerys on January 15, 2021, 06:44:47 AM
Poor kitten :(
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Post by: The Mollusk on January 15, 2021, 06:46:17 AM
My love and condolences, CT. That's tragic.
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Post by: NoOffenceLynn on January 15, 2021, 01:01:01 PM
Aw, what a doll. Lovely view, too.

In fact I think I'm enjoying ogling everyone's nice homes in this thread almost as much as the beautiful cats.
Totally agree, this thread is fantastic, seeing and hearing about everyone's beloved moggies, past and present, is great for the soul and getting interior design inspiration.
Sadly my parents recently had to put down one of their cats, Zola at the bottom. He crawled into his bed at some point in the night, his pelvis and hindlegs crushed by something, probably a car. He was 3.

His sister Khalesi is still going strong. You can't see in the photo but she has a nub for a tail. Something took it when she was about one, don't know if it was a feral cat, a fox or a human.

[(https://i.imgur.com/bNqgnM1.jpeg)
Sorry to hear about Zola.

 The fact you have his tail-less sister and who obviously had a bit a tough time in the beginning but has found her furever home with you is fantastic.
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Post by: Camp Tramp on January 15, 2021, 02:09:52 PM
Totally agree, this thread is fantastic, seeing and hearing about everyone's beloved moggies, past and present, is great for the soul and getting interior design inspiration.Sorry to hear about Zola.

 The fact you have his tail-less sister and who obviously had a bit a tough time in the beginning but has found her furever home with you is fantastic.

To clarify,  they are my parent's cats, I don't live with them.

Khalesi had her tail when my parents collected her. Initially, they were only going to get the one cat, but they ended up taking both cats since she would have been left alone. We did have a feral cat or two in the neighbourhood, Zola had a few chunks taken out of him as well but he was able to put up more of a fight.

The feral cats have long disappeared though, so the neighbourhood is safe again, at least from hostile wildlife.
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Post by: NoOffenceLynn on January 15, 2021, 02:22:17 PM
To clarify,  they are my parent's cats, I don't live with them.

Khalesi had her tail when my parents collected her. Initially, they were only going to get the one cat, but they ended up taking both cats since she would have been left alone. We did have a feral cat or two in the neighbourhood, Zola had a few chunks taken out of him as well but he was able to put up more of a fight.

The feral cats have long disappeared though, so the neighbourhood is safe again, at least from hostile wildlife.

Oooh, misread the post... still, great that Khalesi has a loving home and doesn't have the worry about getting in a scrap with other animals anymore.
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Post by: Malcy on January 18, 2021, 12:45:18 AM
Just had to break up a fight between the vicious fucker with no tail that's been doing my nut in for months now and my Salem. Went outside in the pissing rain in my socks with a brush hitting it off things to scare it off as I couldn't see it when the little shit pounced at me side on. I went back inside and it stormed in swiping. Chased it round the front and it was hissing and screeching like mad then ran into next doors garden.

Really had enough of it's shit now. My front door is usually open enough for Salem to come and go and like he's been doing a lot recently with the bad weather just sit in the gap. During the summer he naps at the door and this other cat just sneaks up and attacks him. 2 or 3 times a day I have to chase it off. First time it appeared last summer it was really friendly and would let me clap it but it's went for me several times and a few months ago I had a proper meltdown and chased it up the back of the garden calling it all sorts and it jumped onto the fence balanced on its back legs and started screaming and swiping.

Recently during the cold snap I hadn't seen it and I considered leaving it some treats out and putting an old box and blanket somewhere as I felt sorry for it. It can forget that now!
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Post by: billyandthecloneasaurus on January 31, 2021, 10:44:27 PM
my cat making steph curry and michael jordan jealous, soz in advance for my laughter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuweKW834rw
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Post by: Captain Crunch on February 06, 2021, 02:17:28 PM
More pics pls.

(https://hips.hearstapps.com/ghk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/12/2048x1155/gallery-1490202049-use.jpg?resize=480:*)
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Post by: mobias on February 06, 2021, 03:16:17 PM
He's such an idiot

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EsMY-JCW4AAS77X?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EsMY-I-W8AMfhXy?format=jpg&name=large)
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Post by: The Mollusk on February 06, 2021, 03:25:50 PM
One of our cats keeps randomly yelling at me lately and it's doing my nut in. She is absolutely an attention seeker - she flops over and shows me her belly at any given opportunity or just tries to climb all over me and sleep on my lap - so it's hard to tell if she's poorly or stressed out or she's just being an arsehole for the sake of it. She's eating like normal and she's not lethargic or anything so I'm willing to assume she's fine.

Last time she was acting up like this I took her to the vet and the cunt gave her some steroids to chill her out without asking for my consent like there was absolutely no say in the matter, and the whole thing set us back about £80, so I'm extremely hesitant to go again. I'll wait until she's pissing and shitting all over the shop or puking blood or something until I'm absolutely sure there's something wrong with her.
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Post by: flotemysost on February 06, 2021, 06:02:37 PM
I've never used it but I've heard good things about Feliway (calming air diffuser and sprays), from people I know who've had stressed-out cats following stuff like a house move, new baby etc. I'm not sure if it's meant for long-term use or specific situations, but it definitely sounds less invasive than steroids!

Came to this thread to say that I'm currently a bit obsessed with tiny feline Internet sensation Winky, who has dwarfism and adorably humanoid features - lots of people are saying she looks like Emma Stone, but personally I'm getting Mark E Smith:

(https://i2.wp.com/www.catreporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_9800-1.jpg?resize=400%2C328&ssl=1)
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Post by: mobias on February 06, 2021, 06:58:58 PM
I've never used it but I've heard good things about Feliway (calming air diffuser and sprays), from people I know who've had stressed-out cats following stuff like a house move, new baby etc. I'm not sure if it's meant for long-term use or specific situations, but it definitely sounds less invasive than steroids!


Feliway is amazing. It absolutely works. The standard Feliway is fine for situations where you think your cat is going to be stressed, house moving, etc, it makes your cat feel at home and comfortable. I've had the best results with Feliway Friends though. My cats are a bit older now but when they were younger and that bit more hormonal (even though they had all been neutered) they would sometimes fight a lot. Feliway Friends would really destress them and make them all want to be pals again. Its apparently a synthetic version of the hormone that a mother cat gives off to make her kittens bond with her.

Feliway does take about 5 days to start working though in an average size room so you've got to be patient with it.
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Post by: The Mollusk on February 06, 2021, 07:01:09 PM
Yeah we got a Feliway plug as we moved into this flat a month ago, I think it’s run out now so maybe that’s why she’s having a whinge. They’ve had plenty of time to rub their scent on everything though so I’m not sure that’s the case. I think she’s just being a dickhead!
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Post by: St_Eddie on February 07, 2021, 05:25:12 AM
(https://i2.wp.com/www.catreporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_9800-1.jpg?resize=400%2C328&ssl=1)

(https://i.imgur.com/ls1oMn7.png)
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Post by: steve98 on February 07, 2021, 10:12:51 AM
Corleone? Looks more like a pummeled Rocky to me (But hey we're all different, say what you see, there's no right answer)
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Post by: Hand Solo on February 07, 2021, 11:23:30 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/SXzDnNL/buscemi.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on February 07, 2021, 12:27:54 PM
Jean-Paul Satre and his cat called Nothing. I bet you Nothing was actually more of a Something. Especially when wanting fed.


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Esp1nm3XEAA-1uJ?format=jpg&name=small)
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Post by: The Mollusk on February 07, 2021, 02:36:07 PM
What kind of edgelord calls their cat Nothing ffs
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Post by: imitationleather on February 07, 2021, 02:49:32 PM
An early example of one of those AI algorithm cat names.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: flotemysost on February 07, 2021, 03:12:17 PM
Jean-Paul Satre and his cat called Nothing. I bet you Nothing was actually more of a Something. Especially when wanting fed.


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Esp1nm3XEAA-1uJ?format=jpg&name=small)

Aw, poor Nothing. Still, it's a better name than the kitten on the cover of Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home:

(https://www.getintothis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/bringing-it-all-back-home.jpg)

Lord Growing, apparently. Sounds like someone's nickname for their dick.
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Post by: steve98 on February 07, 2021, 03:14:05 PM
Wish I had more than a basic working knowledge (I get by) of Satre so I could say something pithy 'bout him and Nothing.
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Post by: mobias on February 07, 2021, 03:18:16 PM
I wonder what Bowie's cat was called.

(https://i.redd.it/7lqkfdmm4ygy.jpg)
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Post by: mobias on February 07, 2021, 03:22:21 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYNuS7KUMAAVxXa.png)

(https://heroculte.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/eno-cat-32.jpg)

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Post by: Captain Crunch on February 07, 2021, 03:23:26 PM
Posted before but pah...

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-p-TbaRHoD40/VxpXajxXfyI/AAAAAAAAeRg/vcrLb3OH87gnFoGiSHvVYVm33pLJLrCDACLcB/s1600/Allen%2BGinsberg%2Bwith%2BHowl.jpg)

Allen Ginsberg

(https://rspull-supervert.netdna-ssl.com/images/bibliographic_bunker/photographs/jim-mccrary.william-burroughs-with-cat.jpg)

Burroughs

(https://www.johnnytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/jack-kerouac-with-cat.jpg)

Kerouac
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Post by: mobias on February 07, 2021, 03:44:11 PM
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/66/0d/b8/660db80c6b3274d4a5cb949d837e9ca6.jpg)
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Post by: Captain Crunch on February 07, 2021, 06:43:31 PM
(https://www.publishersweekly.com/images/cached/ARTICLE_PHOTO/photo/000/000/056/56878-v1-600x.JPG)

Stephen King
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Post by: mobias on February 07, 2021, 07:07:03 PM
Freddie Mercury looks pleased with his cats. Not sure his cats look pleased with him.

(https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/freddie-mercury-cats-5c6fb3e608ae2-jpeg__605.jpg)
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Post by: St_Eddie on February 07, 2021, 07:09:39 PM
(https://www.publishersweekly.com/images/cached/ARTICLE_PHOTO/photo/000/000/056/56878-v1-600x.JPG)

(https://i.imgur.com/8X0ojef.jpg)
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Post by: icehaven on February 07, 2021, 10:38:25 PM
Freddie Mercury looks pleased with his cats. Not sure his cats look pleased with him.

(https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/freddie-mercury-cats-5c6fb3e608ae2-jpeg__605.jpg)

I can't imagine any better job in the world than being Freddie Mercury's cat.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on February 08, 2021, 06:19:52 AM
(https://i2.wp.com/www.catreporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_9800-1.jpg?resize=400%2C328&ssl=1)

(https://observer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/05/yoda-art-observer.jpg?)
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Post by: bgmnts on February 13, 2021, 12:24:15 AM
Horrid sounds of two cats outside. Pretty sure one is going to get killed. Could be the most vigourous mating ritual ever enjoying. Either way, not enjoying it.

Update: some cunt just gone out there to break it up. Hope he didn't hurt any of them.
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on February 13, 2021, 01:55:57 AM
A difficult wank then.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jumblegraws on February 13, 2021, 08:44:37 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/7wUHghm_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)
Arthur having a lie-in. Anyone else’s cats seek cover under duvets/blankets? A few cynical cat-owners have claimed I must stage pictures like this because their cats never tuck themselves in
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Post by: imitationleather on February 13, 2021, 08:49:18 AM
My cats like to lie fully beneath the duvet, usually under my legs. They never lie with their heads poking out adoringably like that.

Pah. My cats are rubbish.
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Post by: steve98 on February 13, 2021, 05:44:58 PM

Pah. My cats are rubbish.

Don't despair. Are you any good at sewing? Have a go at making cat costumes, why don't you? Doesn't matter how nondescript and shit at everything your cats are, they can do this.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/6NmA0Uq2qho/maxresdefault.jpg)
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Post by: Captain Poodle Basher on February 13, 2021, 06:00:58 PM

Arthur having a lie-in. Anyone else’s cats seek cover under duvets/blankets? A few cynical cat-owners have claimed I must stage pictures like this because their cats never tuck themselves in

Maurice only likes lying on top of the duvet.

However, his predecessor, Millie, loved being under the duvet. In fact, she'd stomp about the bedroom complaining while I changed the sheets and then would be straight in there once I'd finished.
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Post by: pigamus on February 13, 2021, 06:04:34 PM
My cats like to lie fully beneath the duvet, usually under my legs. They never lie with their heads poking out adoringably like that.

Pah. My cats are rubbish.

I had a cat that did that - sometimes you wouldn’t notice when you walked in the room, and then you’d spot a tiny rumple tunnel and a lump - always made me laugh
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Post by: Birdie on February 14, 2021, 06:12:32 AM
Custard The Cat.  Loves my daughter, hates me.

(http://imgur.com/wEJpO1Y.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Poodle Basher on February 14, 2021, 08:34:47 AM
I had a cat that did that - sometimes you wouldn’t notice when you walked in the room, and then you’d spot a tiny rumple tunnel and a lump - always made me laugh

Not to mention the application of cat logic to the situation of "Well, if I can't see him then he can't see me."

(Enters bedroom and sees lump under duvet)

"Hello puss."

(From under the duvet)

"Shit! Spotted! How does he always know it's me?"

Even funnier when said lump is moving when you come in and then goes completely still.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on February 14, 2021, 09:41:51 AM
Literally me.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuLTulhXcAEEX-m?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on February 14, 2021, 12:19:16 PM
Custard The Cat.  Loves my daughter, hates me.

(http://imgur.com/wEJpO1Y.jpg)

Hallo, Birdie, and Banjo Cat!

Here is Mr Attila's present, a portrait of Susan Bucket made by the same fella who made the general Hans portrait.

(http://i.imgur.com/KC607Uam.jpg) (https://imgur.com/KC607Ua)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Famous Mortimer on February 15, 2021, 05:06:04 AM
My old cat would sit on the mattress when I was flipping it or changing the sheets, and would stay on it all the way through the process then go to sleep on it immediately afterwards.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on February 15, 2021, 06:26:25 AM
I've never ever had a cat thats been interested in under the covers and for fifteen or so years the current model has been the same. The first behaviour change was twelve months ago when he started "summiting" or trying to sleep on the highest part of us which was usually the shoulder with us being side sleepers. Then with autumn drawing last year he had a nosey under the duvet and decided he bloody loves it.

The final change in his behaviour is he's stopped caring whether he walks across your head or throat or whatever as he relocates. It is less popular with us but still quite endearing because of the lack of fucks given.

(https://i.imgur.com/hnuZdTM.jpg)


Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on February 15, 2021, 06:35:23 AM
There's a little pet cemetary in one of the wooded areas near us; I think the most recent grave is early 20th century. The markers are at the same time very sweet but also heartbreaking and melancholy. One of the hardest things for me is moving to a new place and having to leave behind pet burials.

We recently exhumed our Sharon from the allotment under the pear tree to bring her home as we've given up up there. I'd have been happy leaving her there but was requested to facilitate the transfer. Only one child wanted to help and she has a healthy appetite for discovery and anatomy so it made it a bit brighter and less sombre than if I'd done it by myself. Such a shame the cat never got to meet the kids as she was fascinated by children. Transported her back in a homemade cart and then buried under the raspberries.
There were a couple of anomalies with her bones which we found interesting but I wont go into detail in case it's not welcome here.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on February 15, 2021, 01:35:05 PM
Seriously is anyone else's street going mental with cats atm? Must be baby making season as they are going spacker here.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on February 15, 2021, 03:14:30 PM
spacker

C’mon man
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on February 16, 2021, 05:49:08 PM
C’mon man

Spazzing out?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on February 17, 2021, 09:20:45 AM
C’mon man
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on February 17, 2021, 02:03:17 PM
SAD CAT ALERT

Oscar's not got long left.  His potassium levels aren't stabilising despite the supplements, went into the vets this morning after a few head tremors last night and they reckon it might be his little cattie brain.

We get him back tonight so hopefully he's just going to wind down slowly over the next few weeks/months and still be himself.

Little guy.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on February 17, 2021, 11:09:38 PM
Shit, sorry to hear that PG. Best bloody wishes to you all.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on February 17, 2021, 11:21:37 PM
Spazzing out?

spacker

Lovely to see that words such are these continuing to get banded about on CaB with wild abandon.  It really warms the cockles of my heart, as someone with mental health issues who's had these very words shouted at me through gritted teeth and goading smiles by people throughout my entire life, delivered in a hateful and discriminatory fashion.  Perhaps next post, one of you could use the N word as a negative too.  You know, just to add the icing to this already delicious and tasteful cake.  Ta. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sbFhOeqTzY&t=0m11s)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on February 18, 2021, 05:22:42 PM
SAD CAT ALERT

Oscar's not got long left.  His potassium levels aren't stabilising despite the supplements, went into the vets this morning after a few head tremors last night and they reckon it might be his little cattie brain.

We get him back tonight so hopefully he's just going to wind down slowly over the next few weeks/months and still be himself.

Little guy.
Sorry to hear that, he's back were he belongs now, with his loving humans and l hope his winding down is as peaceful and as gentle as possible.

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Malcy on February 19, 2021, 05:12:06 PM
Just back from the vet with Salem. That bastard cat with no tail managed to give him a gaping wound under his tongue. I reckon that's the only explanation as the vet done a few tests and a biopsy and it wasn't any of the things she was expecting it to be. After not eating for 3 days they've done him the world of good.

Off to find that cat, it owes me nearly £300!
(https://i.ibb.co/2871ZPv/IMG-0193.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/wgVSMGk/IMG-0194.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/kyp7LXN/IMG-0466.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on February 19, 2021, 05:18:36 PM
You're gonna have to toughen her up mate, you're gonna have to get her to grow a set and fight.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on February 19, 2021, 05:20:01 PM
I posted that /\ fight advice before you added the pics. Disregard it.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on February 20, 2021, 05:19:49 AM
SAD CAT ALERT

Oscar's not got long left.  His potassium levels aren't stabilising despite the supplements, went into the vets this morning after a few head tremors last night and they reckon it might be his little cattie brain.

We get him back tonight so hopefully he's just going to wind down slowly over the next few weeks/months and still be himself.

Little guy.

I'm so sorry to hear this.  Sending him very gentle caresses behind the ears via the Internet.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 20, 2021, 09:59:27 AM
Lovely to see that words such are these continuing to get banded about on CaB with wild abandon.  It really warms the cockles of my heart, as someone with mental health issues who's had these very words shouted at me through gritted teeth and goading smiles by people throughout my entire life, delivered in a hateful and discriminatory fashion.  Perhaps next post, one of you could use the N word as a negative too.  You know, just to add the icing to this already delicious and tasteful cake.  Ta. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sbFhOeqTzY&t=0m11s)

Fresh from calling a woman you don't know a bitch who needs a slap. You miserable moral midget.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on February 21, 2021, 04:14:55 AM
Fresh from calling a woman you don't know a bitch who needs a slap. You miserable moral midget.

How exactly does my past transgression excuse disabilist language from others?

Also, for context (because I'm sure your intent was to paint me as some kind of horrendous misogynist in the eyes of others)...

Equality means not treating anyone differently based upon their gender. That you do... well, that speaks to your own double standards, I’d say.

Having said that, I will concede that wishing violence upon her or any of the other people who stormed congress was a bit rum on my part.  I don’t genuinely think that’s what should happen.  I’m merely venting at idiots.  I’m angry and frustrated.  However, my point still stands that you’re treating a person differently as worthy of special treatment based upon their gender.

It's only hypocrisy if you remove the entire context of gender relations as they exist within society. It's just "I can't be racist, I don't see race" transplanted into misogyny. It's an infant's understanding of equality.

I can see your point and I do agree.  I suppose it’s easy for me to treat everything and everyone as equal and to use equal equivalent terminology because that’s the perspective I’m coming from; one of equality and as someone who’s never had to face being a woman and having misogynistic comments flung my way.  You’re absolutely correct; I really ought to consider the wider context and be more considerable of my words in future.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on February 21, 2021, 10:06:34 AM
CATS

CATS!!!

One of the local animal shelters put out an appeal, they’ve managed to rehome their supersweet Nermal purr-machine fusspot cats so now they’re left with a little rogues’ gallery of bruisers:

(https://www.pawzforthought.org/images/Cat-Profile-Images/Hobbes/a.jpg)

Had a rough start (obviously), very timid

(https://www.pawzforthought.org/images/Cat-Profile-Images/Tink/a.jpg)

Has no time, NO TIME for other cats

(https://www.pawzforthought.org/images/Cat-Profile-Images/charles/s.jpg)

Ex-stray, not sure what to do with people

(https://www.pawzforthought.org/images/Cat-Profile-Images/Molly/a.jpg)

Moody

Hopefully they'll all get homed soon. 
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on February 27, 2021, 07:23:38 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/xeGGT9c.jpg)

He had been lying next to me for an afternoon nap but rolled over into where I'd been before I'd even had time to make the bed. He's definitely getting softer in his old age.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on March 04, 2021, 05:29:01 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/dlr0ScB.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on March 04, 2021, 05:49:59 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/qYyrnXt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jJwQURg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/w3mpfcZ.jpg)

Absolute state of this dickhead. I've never seen an animal idiotically relishing in how enormous and handsome they are quite to the extent that Raymond does. Doesn't give a single fuck, only two facial expressions which are "SMUG: Please give me attention" and "MENTAL: Look but don't touch".
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on March 04, 2021, 05:55:02 PM
Big red tomcats, best tomcats.

I had a big red boy for a while. He was called Mr Rednuts.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on March 09, 2021, 12:40:47 PM
(https://i.redd.it/uwp36xxmrgq51.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Malcy on March 12, 2021, 01:32:43 PM
Shed a tear at both of these stories this morning and for two very different reasons.

https://thenantwichnews.co.uk/2021/03/11/cat-found-in-nantwich-reunited-with-owner-20-years-after-going-missing/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-56335193

The latter got me angry as well. Years ago a hunt used to come up the street I was living in and the dogs would be chasing people's cats, shitting in people's gardens and generally causing damage to flowerbeds etc and the police couldn't give two fucks any time it was reported. I used to stand at the front door and call them every name under the sun. Bastards.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on March 12, 2021, 02:36:33 PM
Shed a tear at both of these stories this morning and for two very different reasons.

https://thenantwichnews.co.uk/2021/03/11/cat-found-in-nantwich-reunited-with-owner-20-years-after-going-missing/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-56335193

The latter got me angry as well. Years ago a hunt used to come up the street I was living in and the dogs would be chasing people's cats, shitting in people's gardens and generally causing damage to flowerbeds etc and the police couldn't give two fucks any time it was reported. I used to stand at the front door and call them every name under the sun. Bastards.

On the second story, had I been witness to it, and more specifically, had it been my cat, that f*(&er would have been in a world of hurt. More than my share of experiences with fucking hunters on our property when I lived in Virginia -- and every year taking in the injured, old, and otherwise abandoned 'no good' dogs they would leave behind every year.


Oooh, to the first one, very bittersweet, especially as currently our estate is plastered with 'Lost Cat' signs. It's a big old Maine Coon who escaped while the owner's dad was watching it on her behalf. He's gutted, and of course she's been looking now for well over a week. It's been really rainy and cold here the past few days, and apparently the cat has daily meds for a respiratory ailment. We seem to have caught photos of it on our wildlife cam the first night it went missing (which is how/why I've been in touch with the owner), but no joy since :(
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on March 15, 2021, 10:38:57 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/NC9foEv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4L3jGDq.jpg)

I love them so much my heart could burst.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on March 15, 2021, 12:20:33 PM
It's [banned troll] (Top Cat Raymond). Hello TC.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on March 15, 2021, 12:58:27 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this.  Sending him very gentle caresses behind the ears via the Internet.

NEWS!

Turns out we can't treat his losing potassium at such a rate (something do with his kidney tubes but not his kidneys?  Dunno) so he's just on a renal diet with more supplements (8ml a day, quite a lot).  Hopefully he can slow down gracefully but he seems happy enough at the moment.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on March 15, 2021, 02:30:46 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/NC9foEv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4L3jGDq.jpg)

I love them so much my heart could burst.

Mate, such a couple of beauts.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on March 15, 2021, 03:05:06 PM
Boring person that I am (or overworked person that I am), I was going to mark papers on Saturday til Tiny Toast sat on the keyboard. Somehow with her prehensile anus she hit the right sequence of hot keys to reduce the font on my university-sign in page to about a 6. Saved me from a boring slog through essays, at least.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on March 15, 2021, 03:28:17 PM
It's amazing what they can do when they put their arse to it. (And even something as simple as turning the brightness down to zero or disabling the pointer can take ages to resolve when you're stoned.)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on March 15, 2021, 06:58:09 PM
Cats’ anuses (anui?) are good for many things. The best use ours have found for them is brandishing them out at any camera during a video call like a tactless child showing off their new novelty pencil sharpener.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on March 15, 2021, 09:12:23 PM
When my girlfriend does a workout (involving lying on her back and lifting weights up etc.) Clive always decides that's a great time to start rubbing his anus on her face.

It's absolutely hilarious.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on March 15, 2021, 10:45:43 PM
On the second story, had I been witness to it, and more specifically, had it been my cat, that f*(&er would have been in a world of hurt. More than my share of experiences with fucking hunters on our property when I lived in Virginia -- and every year taking in the injured, old, and otherwise abandoned 'no good' dogs they would leave behind every year.


Oooh, to the first one, very bittersweet, especially as currently our estate is plastered with 'Lost Cat' signs. It's a big old Maine Coon who escaped while the owner's dad was watching it on her behalf. He's gutted, and of course she's been looking now for well over a week. It's been really rainy and cold here the past few days, and apparently the cat has daily meds for a respiratory ailment. We seem to have caught photos of it on our wildlife cam the first night it went missing (which is how/why I've been in touch with the owner), but no joy since :(

Aww no, let us know if you find out he's OK, I hate to think of cats in this situation.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jittlebags on March 16, 2021, 11:08:20 AM
Interupted Evil Cat from next door burying it's turds in my back graden. Should have let the twat finish the job. Now I'm going to have to put my shoes on and scoop it up over the fence into next door's garden. Filthy feline fucker.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on March 16, 2021, 11:42:18 AM
Aww no, let us know if you find out he's OK, I hate to think of cats in this situation.

No news so far, except they put out a fresh batch of signs over the past two days :(  I've seen so many of the signs pulled off the lampposts and stuff and thrown into the ditch that runs alongside the footpaths around here. That bugs me.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 16, 2021, 07:06:09 PM
Have a new feline friend. He's literally been here 3 and a bit hirs and is already on the bed and cheekily exploring the bathroom. He's gorgeous as well.

What a card!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on March 16, 2021, 07:07:17 PM
Very pleased to hear it!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 16, 2021, 07:17:51 PM
Yeah me too as sadly he's going to have to transition into an indoor cat.  Thankfully he's only a year old so might be okay.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on March 16, 2021, 07:19:33 PM
new cat new cat new cat new cat new cat new cat

hooray!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on March 16, 2021, 07:21:25 PM
PICS NOW. NOW!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 16, 2021, 07:25:21 PM
Actually does anyone have experience walking a cat? Thinking he should at least have the opportunity in the evening for a roam on a harness maybe?
I'll try and get a pic now.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 16, 2021, 07:39:02 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/84vDQ85/20210316-192549.jpg) (https://ibb.co/1Jyf42q)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on March 16, 2021, 07:49:02 PM
What a beaut.

10/10 wb
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on March 16, 2021, 08:03:26 PM
Interupted Evil Cat from next door burying it's turds in my back graden. Should have let the twat finish the job. Now I'm going to have to put my shoes on and scoop it up over the fence into next door's garden. Filthy feline fucker.

That cat's takin' the piss out of you. I can imagine it laffin' like fuck and makin' the wanker gesture (pic) as you deal with its turds.

(https://media.tenor.com/images/325235a3c3ecc47b2e0d841f7ccfea57/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 16, 2021, 08:08:17 PM
What a beaut.

10/10 wb

He is to be fair.

Bit of a unit as well.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on March 16, 2021, 09:27:10 PM
Awww he's lovely, grey cats are gorgeous.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on March 16, 2021, 10:44:55 PM
The kittens seem fine, at least. Eating well (biscuits, occasionally with some kitten milk added), and playing like crazy. She’d gradually been withdrawing from them anyway, and they’re old enough to be rehomed now. So who can tell what they’re thinking? Our youngest, her owner, came and got in bed with us last night. She’s still there now, asleep. I hope she sleeps in as we have someone coming to view one this morning.

(https://i.postimg.cc/LHMfp82Q/2538913-C-3-AAF-4-D5-C-A32-E-A47-CCED0-E70-A.jpg)

From a few weeks ago.

I think this was the last time I posted. We kept two of the kittens - third and fifth from left. The others went to good and loving homes with people I work with, and we get regular updates on how they’re doing.

Third is mine, it was love at first sight, she’s a dainty little madam we called Daphne (because like the Scooby Gang, there were five of them and she was the prettiest. No, it wasn’t my idea). She’s an utter psychopath in the garden, will try to kill anything that moves. I should have called her Harley Quinn.

Her brother is an absolute bruiser of a cat, he’s enormous, but so placid and chilled. He’s officially my younger daughter’s, to replace his mum who was her beloved cat who she still misses terribly. He’s called Tomsk, after the Womble. I’ll have to sort some pictures.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: flotemysost on March 16, 2021, 10:46:22 PM
(https://media.tenor.com/images/325235a3c3ecc47b2e0d841f7ccfea57/tenor.gif)

Half-arsed attempt at pretending like he's trying to lick his foot when it's miles away. We all know what you were doing mate.

Congrats on your new chum bgmnts, looks like he's already well aware of how gorgeous he is.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on March 17, 2021, 12:46:12 AM
Top cat news bgmnts, he looks ace.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on March 17, 2021, 12:54:08 AM
Our old duffer is on his way out sooner than we had hoped.
Nearly eighteen he is, kidney disease which had been under control seemingly isn't anymore and it's just a matter of time now and when we decide he's had enough. Fuck me, he's me best mate. I've got to keep a brave face on it at home so have just had a blub now while typing this in the brew room. Bugger.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 17, 2021, 12:56:58 AM
:(

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: flotemysost on March 17, 2021, 01:31:08 AM
Our old duffer is on his way out sooner than we had hoped.
Nearly eighteen he is, kidney disease which had been under control seemingly isn't anymore and it's just a matter of time now and when we decide he's had enough. Fuck me, he's me best mate. I've got to keep a brave face on it at home so have just had a blub now while typing this in the brew room. Bugger.

Really sorry to hear that. That's a shitter at any age, but after nearly eighteen years I can't imagine how it must feel. He's clearly got a loving home and I'm sure all of his years have been great ones.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 17, 2021, 09:47:11 AM
Was letting the new cat roam around my room a little bit to acclimatise and my mouse decided to wake from his slumber for a bit of food, which is very weird at half past nine, and fuck me he went into killer mode. On his tiptoes like a menacing meerkat and shaping up to jump on the dresser. Had to shoo him out and he wasn't having any of it. That's my room off limits for the next year.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 18, 2021, 09:35:28 AM
Woke up to liquid shit in the bathtub this morning and it wasnt even me.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Pink Gregory on March 18, 2021, 09:50:23 AM
Cat at home was very much a hunter outside but he had the most refined and elegant bum-wiggle before pouncing that I've ever seen.  Like an athlete he was.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: olliebean on March 18, 2021, 10:53:28 AM
Woke up to liquid shit in the bathtub this morning and it wasnt even me.

Why were you sleeping in the bathtub?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 18, 2021, 11:02:59 AM
Cat has my bed now.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on March 19, 2021, 05:33:43 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/Jq8fNTR/received-452166829386041.jpg)

Clive worked out how to get in to the cat food cupboard today.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 19, 2021, 07:50:26 PM
Oh fuck.



Shitty bathtub 3 nights on the trot now, the dirty bastard.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Kankurette on March 19, 2021, 09:21:57 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/s39ZM24/Leon-and-Frida-on-throw.jpg)

Leon and Frida, my brother's cats. Leon is the tuxie, Frida is the tabby.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Malcy on March 19, 2021, 09:31:53 PM
Evil cat made another attack last night. Swung a brush at it and it went several feet in the air before landing upside down and scrambled back on it's feet and fucked off. Hopefully now it knows that I'm really not standing for it's shit and it will stay away.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on March 19, 2021, 09:33:21 PM
How terribly sad this picture is: The Dreamies, the treats, stuck away high up behind closed doors; probably only used very very occasionally. I think I can even see cobwebs. Poor Clive.

(https://i.ibb.co/Jq8fNTR/received-452166829386041.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: olliebean on March 19, 2021, 09:45:38 PM
Evil cat made another attack last night. Swung a brush at it and it went several feet in the air before landing upside down and scrambled back on it's feet and fucked off.

That's that cat myth debunked, then.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on March 19, 2021, 10:03:49 PM
How terribly sad this picture is: The Dreamies, the treats, stuck away high up behind closed doors; probably only used very very occasionally. I think I can even see cobwebs. Poor Clive.

They have to be behind closed doors or else he tears holes in the bag and eats the lot in one go!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Malcy on March 19, 2021, 10:59:31 PM
That's that cat myth debunked, then.

Oh definitely. Landed right on it's back with it's legs in the air then rolled over and jumped the fence all in the space of a second. I was quite impressed.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Captain Crunch on March 21, 2021, 07:22:30 AM
Whatever else is going on, it’s always a comfort to know how many people here are keeping cats fed and warm and happy. 

Greece, waiting for the fishing boat to come in: 

(https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/10067843263300c120.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on March 21, 2021, 10:45:59 AM
I got in from my morning walk this morning just as the William Tell Overture was starting on Radio 3. Cranked it up, and had all cats on position for the wham-bam Lone Ranger section, all of us performing our parts along with the orchestra. Me on two cat fish-rod poles, and three cats in various states of flopped over on the floor madness standing in for the percussion section.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on March 21, 2021, 07:18:20 PM
Greece, waiting for the fishing boat to come in: 

(https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/10067843263300c120.jpg)

D'awwwwww. Lovely stuff.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Jumblegraws on March 21, 2021, 07:24:02 PM
Haven’t been checking in on this thread enough and I definitely still fucking love cats and love all the cats that have been pictured.

Here’s Mookie keeping my leg warm
(https://i.imgur.com/MD9EoXq_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)

Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Nowhere Man on March 24, 2021, 06:20:32 PM
HELP ME NAME MY KIITY

Me and the gf have got a little kitty coming our way soon from a friend who breeds cats, but are still thinking of a name here. I'm thinking Syd (like everyone's favourite lysergic loving Floydian fella) sounds like a nice name and she's thinking Otis. I think a bunch of you cat people on de internet are the best people to consult on the matter

Anyway here's the little fucker now, only 3 weeks

(https://imgur.com/FFdw9Rx.jpg)
(https://imgur.com/Fm1RY5u.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/o3NQKCm.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Head Gardener on March 24, 2021, 06:40:54 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/25G6sR0egyVD1VUjeV/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on March 24, 2021, 06:44:44 PM
WARRIOR 2
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on March 24, 2021, 06:46:53 PM
This "breeder" is ripping you off. That's not a cat, it's a hamster.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on March 24, 2021, 06:53:42 PM
Doesn't really matter, does it? Long as he's happy.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: pigamus on March 24, 2021, 06:59:50 PM
Kevin.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: The Mollusk on March 24, 2021, 07:01:05 PM
call it EGG RAT
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on March 24, 2021, 07:02:22 PM
Call it EDIT: Oh no new page!

Hilarious :rolleyes:
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on March 24, 2021, 07:20:37 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/NLAzrTM.png)

Ron? Bit of a guilty look about him.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on March 24, 2021, 07:45:22 PM
Small Robert.

Snox boop.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on March 24, 2021, 08:30:59 PM
Brodie, because he looks like Thomas Brodie-Sangster.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: flotemysost on March 25, 2021, 08:07:13 PM
I quite like unassuming, commonplace "person names" for cats. One of my mates has a cat called Dave, which suits him (the cat) down to a tee.

Too soon to tell if yours could be a Gary or not, but it's an option.

Ridiculously cute anyway. So jealous of everyone with their feline companions here. Also, is he a polydactyl cat, or has he just not not grown into his mitts yet?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cuellar on March 25, 2021, 08:08:09 PM
Yeah love bland pet names. Dog called Chris. Cat named Mark.

And so on.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on March 25, 2021, 08:25:30 PM
"Jake" is a good name for a moggy (Short for Jacob Rees-Mogg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 25, 2021, 08:28:56 PM
I wanted to name the new cat Sutcliffe but got overruled so he's Prince now.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on March 25, 2021, 08:36:40 PM
My partner over-ruled "Myra" (we settled on Toots)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on March 25, 2021, 10:08:32 PM
I wanted to name the new cat Sutcliffe but got overruled so he's Prince now.

Ah, well.  No matter.  Prince will always be a Sutcliffe to the local mouse and bird population.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on March 26, 2021, 06:16:51 AM
HELP ME NAME MY KIITY

Me and the gf have got a little kitty coming our way soon from a friend who breeds cats, but are still thinking of a name here. I'm thinking Syd (like everyone's favourite lysergic loving Floydian fella) sounds like a nice name and she's thinking Otis. I think a bunch of you cat people on de internet are the best people to consult on the matter

Anyway here's the little fucker now, only 3 weeks

(https://imgur.com/FFdw9Rx.jpg)

KHAN!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on March 26, 2021, 06:21:43 AM
Barry.

or Neil.

you know it makes sense.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on March 26, 2021, 06:35:48 AM
I quite like unassuming, commonplace "person names" for cats. One of my mates has a cat called Dave, which suits him (the cat) down to a tee.



I had a cat called Dave! His mother was called Doug, and he had a brother called Brown.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Cerys on March 26, 2021, 06:46:44 AM
A school friend of mine had three cats named Norman, Godfrey and Beryl.  They all seemed quite happy with this.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: steve98 on March 29, 2021, 02:29:22 PM
I switched the central heating off yesterday, much to the mog's annoyance; but it didn't take her long to discover a new source of heat: the top of the microwave - the interior light keeps the oven top perfectly warm. Just right.

(https://i.imgur.com/LW4jkvq.jpg)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on March 29, 2021, 02:32:11 PM
Yeah but she will be hot on the outside but really cold on the inside.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mobias on April 07, 2021, 08:57:49 PM
Gunther and Wolfgang having a bit of slow motion feline melodrama on the sofa.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ewyp1IzXIAAgYvG?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ewyp1IsWUAUwibY?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ewyp1ItXIBYzMrl?format=jpg&name=large)



Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on April 07, 2021, 09:04:00 PM
Still trilling and whining to fuck about going out, and he hasn't touched his new fancy cat tree, with platforms and boxes to cwtch up in. He's also still shitting in the bath if the door is left even slightly ajar.

Basically he's a bastard cat but is so cute its hard to be mad.

Tried to take him for a walk with a lead (dont judge!) and he was fine until the flat buzzer freaked him out and he bolted. Found him half an hour later with a cat in front of him and two behind him, meowing at him and staring, with him staring away into space, almost possum. Think I saved him from a kicking.

Stupid dickhead.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: icehaven on April 09, 2021, 05:29:58 PM
How the FUCK do you post your own photos? I'm trying to do it using Postimage and non of the links seem to work?
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on April 09, 2021, 05:40:16 PM
How the FUCK do you post your own photos? I'm trying to do it using Postimage and non of the links seem to work?

I use imgur. The site itself causes my IQ to start losing valuable points til I get past all the front page stuff to my images, but it's good enough as a hosting site.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on April 09, 2021, 06:10:43 PM
I use the BB link with the [img] links.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Brian Freeze on April 09, 2021, 07:44:24 PM
We had a black cat that was either blind or very close to it pop into the back garden last weekend.
It had one eye permanently closed and the other was extremely milky. It had a sniff at us and then buggered off through next doors hedge.

We spent the rest of the weekend trying to find out if it had got itself lost but it seems not. Fair play for its navigational skills.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: St_Eddie on April 10, 2021, 05:53:34 AM
I use CatUpload.com
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Mr Banlon on April 10, 2021, 11:00:29 AM
What do you reckon about these lot : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NndSy2JR3c
Lykoi/Werewolf cats
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on April 16, 2021, 09:36:53 AM
Tiny Toast in her tiny Tristan Farnon tank top (she was wearing it properly, but slipped a foot out in mid photo session.)

(http://i.imgur.com/qEESHkwl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/qEESHkw)

(http://i.imgur.com/syp57O5l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/syp57O5)
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on April 16, 2021, 09:38:00 AM
The boy got his bollocks lopped off yesterday, is still coming down off the anaesthetic.  Poor little bugger.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Buelligan on April 16, 2021, 09:53:28 AM
Very sorry about your poor kit, bgmnts, hope he feels perfect soon as.  I've never had the balls to get a cat done like that or a man either, though I can understand the reasoning.

Tiny Toast in her tiny Tristan Farnon tank top (she was wearing it properly, but slipped a foot out in mid photo session.)

(http://i.imgur.com/qEESHkwl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/qEESHkw)

(http://i.imgur.com/syp57O5l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/syp57O5)

This is the most delightful cat thing for a very long time indeed - TT reminds me of the Blunderpuss anyway, which is reason enough, god knows, to love her but the fair isle tolerance expression just takes her to a whole new level.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: imitationleather on April 16, 2021, 10:12:24 AM
The boy got his bollocks lopped off yesterday, is still coming down off the anaesthetic.  Poor little bugger.

When I had my cats neutered I found they were pretty much back to normal within a day. It's a minor operation, especially for the boy cats. He'll be fine.

Pretty much had to get them done because if we hadn't they would be rutting like mad and cluttering up the place with kittens all the time.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on April 16, 2021, 10:43:48 AM
Very sorry about your poor kit, bgmnts, hope he feels perfect soon as.  I've never had the balls to get a cat done like that or a man either, though I can understand the reasoning.

This is the most delightful cat thing for a very long time indeed - TT reminds me of the Blunderpuss anyway, which is reason enough, god knows, to love her but the fair isle tolerance expression just takes her to a whole new level.

I know she looks so angry all the time, but it's because she's got an underbite. She was purring her head off while getting attired, and very pliable.

The attempt to put the same jumper on Mr Biggie failed because he's not only a solid slab of cat, but stiffens up (he's got arthritis, so I didn't want to press my luck). I didn't even try with Susan Bucket because she started to growl before I even started in.

Tiny loves when I knit or spin -- not to attack the proceedings, but as a superintendent. Plus she acts like a total crackhead around unwashed fleece -- I got in some wonderful 100g samples from various Scandinavian sheep just before Brexit closed off that particular shop for me, and Tiny goes crazy whenever I get them out.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: bgmnts on April 16, 2021, 10:47:49 AM
Very sorry about your poor kit, bgmnts, hope he feels perfect soon as.  I've never had the balls to get a cat done like that or a man either, though I can understand the reasoning.

Yeah didn't want to do it but he just can't handle it in here with that urge and the testosterone and whatnot. I wish we werent poor and could live in a nice house he could come and go as he pleases but its important he's not as tortured by his living situation as possible.

When I had my cats neutered I found they were pretty much back to normal within a day. It's a minor operation, especially for the boy cats. He'll be fine.

Pretty much had to get them done because if we hadn't they would be rutting like mad and cluttering up the place with kittens all the time.

Yeah he's just a bit quiet and strange at the moment. He started rubbing his arse along the floor after a shit, like a dog, today. Weird.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: mothman on April 17, 2021, 01:24:39 AM
I’ve heard that the later you leave it, the larger a boy cat will grow and he’ll retain more tomcattish characteristics. Not sure if that’s true though.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: dozybugcarrot on April 20, 2021, 10:51:30 AM
Got kittens!
https://imgur.com/rziBhtm (https://imgur.com/rziBhtm)
But not sure how to embed a photo, sorry
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on April 20, 2021, 12:19:43 PM
Got kittens!
https://imgur.com/rziBhtm (https://imgur.com/rziBhtm)
But not sure how to embed a photo, sorry

Aww a pair of beauts!
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on April 20, 2021, 01:45:05 PM
Ahahaha -- I didn't realise it was two cats at first -- I thought it was just one big and long cat :3
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: dozybugcarrot on April 20, 2021, 01:47:03 PM
Aww a pair of beauts!
Thank you!
Ahahaha -- I didn't realise it was two cats at first -- I thought it was just one big and long cat :3
This was a rare moment of calm affection between them.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Buelligan on April 29, 2021, 10:19:51 AM
Aww, just had a high drama/emotion moment catwise.  Was walking along the lane near my house when I heard a piteous tiny kitten crying.  I heard it early this morning, couple of three four hours ago but thought I'd give it some time.  Anyway.  Searched and found a pile of, two, tiny sodden pencil cases in the puddle at the bottom of a street drain outflow.  One grey, one silver tabby.  At first I just thought it was some sort of dead pigeon/water cocktail but chose to investigate by hand.  Two living little weasels, wet and cold and weeping.  These lads are under a week old, I'd say. 

Dried them on my coat a bit and warmed them a bit and took them up, just a few yards to cat shelter I've recently built but happen to know is empty.  Popped them in there with a fleece - I give these fucks the shirt off my own back.  Left them for a bit, planning my next move.  Within ten minutes, their ma is with them cleaning them, feeding them.  Very happy about this.  Thought I'd share.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: Attila on April 29, 2021, 10:50:47 AM
<3, Buelligan -- that was a kind thing to do, and really glad their mum found them, too.
Title: Re: I STILL FUCKING LOVE CATS
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on April 29, 2021, 02:54:38 PM
Aww, just had a high drama/emotion moment catwise.  Was walking along the lane near my house when I heard a piteous tiny kitten crying.  I heard it early this morning, couple of three four hours ago but thought I'd give it some time.  Anyway.  Searched and found a pile of, two, tiny sodden pencil cases in the puddle at the bottom of a street drain outflow.  One grey, one silver tabby.  At first I just thought it was some sort of dead pigeon/water cocktail but chose to investigate by hand.  Two living little weasels, wet and cold and weeping.  These lads are under a week old, I'd say. 

Dried them on my coat a bit and warmed them a bit and took them up, just a few yards to cat shelter I've