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Re: Favorite breed of cat
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2018, 08:45:10 AM »

I adopted a Siamese kitten a few months ago. She isn't vocal at all.

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Re: Favorite breed of cat
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2018, 02:02:18 AM »

Red tabbies are strikingly gorgeous. Here's my red tabby; I took this picture of him a few months ago. He's 5 years old.


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Re: Favorite breed of cat
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2018, 02:42:29 AM »

I used to have a Persian tabby...ran away Halloween ~2008. Never did see or hear from him again, but I'll be damned if he wasn't the best cat I ever owned. Probably long dead now, if he wasn't eaten by a coyote as we all think he was.
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Re: Favorite breed of cat
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2018, 10:20:14 AM »

Red tabbies are strikingly gorgeous. Here's my red tabby; I took this picture of him a few months ago. He's 5 years old.

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I used to have one of those beauties. Unfortunately, he died in 2013 after getting some sort of feline autoimmune disease. He was so sick we couldn't even let him in the house -- have you ever seen a cat sneeze and get snot everywhere? All the time? It's incredibly unsightly and I didn't even know a cat could do that. I felt pretty bad about that.


 I don't know how old he was considering he was a feral cat when he had just showed up at my house in 2008 or 2009, but when he died he looked pretty old. He had always been an outdoor cat and couldn't stand to be cooped up inside, he'd grow irritable if he wasn't outside at least once a day, and he preferred to live outside for often weeks at a time, lingering around the house instead of staying inside.
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Re: Favorite breed of cat
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2018, 01:27:02 PM »

I never considered breed.  The only common trait I noted in all the cats I've taken in over the years (abandoned pets, cats that relatives had to give up due to moves, etc.) was that they were all American Shorthairs.
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Re: Favorite breed of cat
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2018, 07:44:11 AM »

Chloe:


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Cat pictures thread
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2018, 09:37:20 AM »

This is now a cat pictures thread.

Suki laying under the lid to her litter box. I had taken it off to clean, and she took up residence in it.



Tiny laying in the morning sunbeam, on a perch near the window.



Floof on the back of the couch.

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Re: Favorite breed of cat
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2018, 10:12:17 AM »

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Re: Favorite breed of cat
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2018, 10:28:23 AM »

This cat showed up outside on our deck in July 2014. My wife fed it and, not surprisingly, it’s been coming almost every day ever since. We can’t get near it—runs away and jumps over to our neighbors’ deck if we do much as unlock the door. The cat even seems intimidated by the squirrels at times. We therefore named the cat Fraidy. I believe the cat is a feral that’s been trapped, fixed, and released, this because of the tipped left ear combined with the fear of human contact (plus nobody responded to flyers when we first saw it).

(How did I get such a close-up picture? This is a crop of a picture taken through the window.)

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Re: Cat pictures thread
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2018, 10:38:49 AM »

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You're not wrong (I use laying/lying interchangeably), but I'm curious as to why you decided to point that out.



Bonus! Three of the four stray cats in my neighborhood that I feed on occasion. They come by some mornings and if I'm home and awake, I'll put some kibble out. Can't leave it out, though, because last time I did, I found a raccoon feasting away.

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Re: Favorite breed of cat
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2018, 11:39:26 AM »


Lying*

You're not wrong (I use laying/lying interchangeably), but I'm curious as to why you decided to point that out.

Probably just thinking of the children.

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Re: Favorite breed of cat
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2018, 04:47:59 PM »

Bonus! Three of the four stray cats in my neighborhood that I feed on occasion. They come by some mornings and if I'm home and awake, I'll put some kibble out. Can't leave it out, though, because last time I did, I found a raccoon feasting away.

On a contrary note, when I lived in Portland (OR), I had a family of raccoons (mom and at least 2 litters of kids during my time there) living under my front porch; if I got home after dark, I'd find mom sitting on the porch -- and she'd scurry off when I approached, of course.  I eventually would put any stale remainders of sourdough bread loaves out for her; the first time I did that, she instinctively took it down to the creek to wash it -- with the expected results -- but being reasonably intelligent, she didn't make that mistake again!  We lived in a wooded area off I-5 and Taylors Ferry, and there was quite a mix of local fauna that showed up on the property (including a deer or two).  Didn't have a cat then -- but our next-door neighbor did -- and gave the raccoons an understandably wide berth.
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