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(Algemeiner)   Once thought to be extinct, Sand Cats make a return to Israel with the birth of kittens. Includes instant diabeetus inducing video, just in time for Caturday   (algemeiner.com) divider line 1183
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2012-08-17 10:38:31 AM  
yobbery, with all those brushy options suggested, you should be able to find somebrush to tame Biscuit's overly ample fur. We use a wire wig brush on the 3 Coonies.
OlderGuy, sorry too that your "little fighter" didn't make it.
Hope TheIceQueen feels better soon as well.
& BBBB, glad to hear some good news from your quarter. Re the black with the small white blaze, you may be like us -- known among the Feline Community to be a Soft Touch when conditions are right. Except for Ginger who we adopted as a kitten (found elsewhere by others) & Furry's 2 sons who were born in our garage, 2 adults came on their own & the GangOf5 were brought to us all together as tiny kittens.
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Said GangOf5 all over Plumbicon
 
2012-08-17 11:00:17 AM  

quantum_jellyroll: yobbery:
Any suggestions are welcome. I have not found a brush that seems to work on this guy.
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They tried something like that before the surgery but the blockage was just out of reach. I guess Home Depot didn't have anything longer. :o)


I_fling_poo: How 'bout this, Yobbery?


We have one of those. It hardly does anything for Biscuit. However, when we use that brush on Nathan we end up with enough fur to make a sweater.


James72: yobbery: Any suggestions are welcome.
Get a Furminator. (check the pet sections of Home Goods or TJ Maxx, sometimes you can find them there for half the price of the pet stores).


This is on our list of things to try.


Lsherm: If his fur is so thin a regular cat brush won't pick up the hair, get a cheap people hairbrush with stiff bristles. This is going to sound terrible, but check out the "ethnic" section of the hair aisle at your local pharmacy - many brushes specialized for particular races do a bang up job on a cat.


Good idea! Nothing terrible about it...the first step in eliminating bigotry is to recognize, respect and embrace the differences.


maynerdkitty: Can you vacuum him? I know that most horses love to be vacuumed with the brush attachment. I have seen some (rare) kitties that like it too. Maybe you can get those "sticky" gloves and pet him more, I would help with that if I could.
Good luck with the hairy Biscuit problem.


According to Biscuit, the only good vacuum is a dead vacuum.
Sticky glove is something I haven't tried on him. We have an old one somewhere...I think they we're still in beta when we bought ours. They're probably much better now. You're welcome to come on up and brush Biscuit anytime.


We need to do something. Although impressive, I don't want to see Biscuit's manly six pack again.
(The vet also mentioned that intestinal blockage by hairball that requires surgery is very rare.)
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2012-08-17 11:06:23 AM  

Salem Witch: She loves hugs and kisses.

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No waiting.


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2012-08-17 11:31:43 AM  

Another chance for those in FL who wish to/are able to adopt one of the rescued Caboodle Ranch cats:
Copied from ASPCA e-mail:
This Saturday, August 18, the Halifax Humane Society is hosting another event to find homes for some of the remaining Caboodle Ranch cats with special needs, including those who are FIV-positive or have feline leukemia. Please see the details below.
What: Halifax Humane Society Adoption Event
When: Saturday, August 18, 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Where: Volusia County Fairgrounds (Hester Building) 3150 E. New York Avenue (State Road 44) DeLand, FL
How to Adopt:Potential adopters should bring with them one government-issued photo ID (i.e., driver's license, passport, military ID or non-driver ID) and proof of address.

Personally don' recall either Halifax or DeLand as one of last time's locations; do recall Jax & Sarasota for sure. But then, as many who grow older, I've contracted CRS (Can't Remember S---).

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Past (by denomination) postage stamp produced by Zazzle, who make a profit on all of these they do. Saved as Adopt Me Please!
 
2012-08-17 11:38:03 AM  
yobbery I have this comb that I used to use on my Maine Coon wanna be...it was suggested to us by a judge at a household pet show. After we used the comb for about a month, Punkin won 1st in her age grp and then Best of Show... Anyhow, this comb has rotating bristles, and if you put about a 15 degree angle on it, and a tiny bit of pressure, it will comb out the undercoat and make kitteh happy. I use it on Eli the bitey, and cannot believe the amount of fur I get from him! Link follow this link, and you will see what I mean. The one shown is nicer than the one I have, mine has a plastic top on it, and the pins are set into it. Hope this helps. (I gurgled "pet comb with rotation pins, if that helps you any)
 
2012-08-17 11:42:51 AM  
Funny cat story..this morning my son tells me, "I had the strangest dream last night, I dreamed that Eli was licking my hand and I could feel it" We know it was a dream, because Eli kept his teeth to himself! lol!

My hubby reports that Eli likes to come into the room at about 5 a.m. and stick his snout into mouth of snoring hubby...I told him, be glad it wasn't a paw! Sympathetic as all heck aren't I?

I am going to see if I can get some barn cat pics today.
 
2012-08-17 12:19:48 PM  
the joke is that cats have poor grammar and spelling

for they are cats you see
 
2012-08-17 01:15:27 PM  

Regret to see that Some Individual votied against this thread. Number down by 1 since last time. Must repeatedly remind self that Not All are as furry-batty as we who regularly come here.

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Wakko & Yakko's sis Dot, who was Adopted Out when old enough. Later we wished we hadn't; tho chorusmate vouched for her colleague at work, said colleague turned her out when she took up with a (gasp!) man. Can only hope someone down near Williamstown KY took her in. This suitcase under Dot is also going to StVincentdePaul with a number of other items. Also containing a number of items, as a suitable carrier. It too dates to 1940-ot after WW2.
Also meant to comment to James72 on Sophia's glorious ear tufts. Should be photo-worthy for yrs to come!
 
2012-08-17 01:18:07 PM  

Jackson Herring: the joke is that cats have poor grammar and spelling

for they are cats you see


Ooh! You figured that out all by yourself? No one had to explain it to you?

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2012-08-17 01:54:22 PM  

Jackson Herring: the joke is that cats have poor grammar and spelling

for they are cats you see


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2012-08-17 01:59:00 PM  

sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: the joke is that cats have poor grammar and spelling

for they are cats you see

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what even is that cat's don't talk like that
 
2012-08-17 02:05:12 PM  
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No Clue Who, cept one of the 2007 lot. GangOf5 still do this.
 
2012-08-17 02:06:26 PM  
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2012-08-17 02:12:21 PM  

laulaja: Regret to see that Some Individual votied against this thread. Number down by 1 since last time. Must repeatedly remind self that Not All are as furry-batty as we who regularly come here.
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Wakko & Yakko's sis Dot, who was Adopted Out when old enough. Later we wished we hadn't; tho chorusmate vouched for her colleague at work, said colleague turned her out when she took up with a (gasp!) man. Can only hope someone down near Williamstown KY took her in. This suitcase under Dot is also going to StVincentdePaul with a number of other items. Also containing a number of items, as a suitable carrier. It too dates to 1940-ot after WW2.
Also meant to comment to James72 on Sophia's glorious ear tufts. Should be photo-worthy for yrs to come!


*sigh* It's just the usual downvoters. Never could understand some find it necessary to downvote Caturday threads. Seriously...if they bother you that much, don't click on them. There are hundreds of other threads you can read instead. Same goes for trolling Caturday threads.
 
2012-08-17 02:39:59 PM  

Lsherm: yobbery: We may have to trim that fluffy Biscuit butt. He continues to cough up the largest hairballs I've seen. His hair is real fine and silky...it's long but so silky I can't imagine it ever matting. Brushing him with a slicker yields little hair, yet he somehow is managing to get large amounts of it down his gullet.

Spoke with the vet about it yesterday and he thinks a trimming might be in order. We've been giving him hairball remedy but I'm worried he's going to get another impacted hairball.

Any suggestions are welcome. I have not found a brush that seems to work on this guy.
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Using wet wipes will clear out loose hair, but cat food high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids really help cut down on the shedding because they get a stronger coat. It won't stop shedding, but it will cut down on it a bit. Tuna and Salmon are probably the highest in both acids, but you can find supplements at PetSmart you can pour on other food.

If his fur is so thin a regular cat brush won't pick up the hair, get a cheap people hairbrush with stiff bristles. This is going to sound terrible, but check out the "ethnic" section of the hair aisle at your local pharmacy - many brushes specialized for particular races do a bang up job on a cat.


I've got a boar-bristle hairbrush that I use on the Wimsicle-boy. His fur is short, but he's got an amazingly thick coat.
I dampen the brush down with lavender water before brushing him...brush seems to pick up more loose fur when damp, and Wimsey really enjoys the lavender scent.

Srsly...he stretches out, purrs (and purrs, and purrs), and gets this look of absolute BLISS on his face. He's good for at least 10 minutes of brushing this way, depending on his mood.
It seems to pull a lot of dirt out his coat as well; he gets the 'sparkly', glistening look he has after a bath.

/ However...can brush him for 20 minutes and he STILL sheds if petted immediately afterward.
// He sheds all the rest of the time too...
 
2012-08-17 02:53:06 PM  

Shedding is major part of Feline Job Description, even bigger than Other Duties As Chosen (never As Assigned, of course not).
Trolls would come even if we set bear traps out. Best choice: ignore 'em when possible.

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Nose IDs this as Yakko when he was still quite young. Hiding behind light shaft may not do much for many/most ...
 
2012-08-17 03:10:59 PM  
i think i get this game now

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2012-08-17 03:20:16 PM  
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2012-08-17 03:25:27 PM  

Jackson Herring: i think i get this game now

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A bit too intellectual, but you are getting closer! ;-D
 
2012-08-17 03:29:35 PM  
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2012-08-17 03:30:53 PM  

akimbotoo: A bit too intellectual, but you are getting closer! ;-D


sorry i am new at this!!!! my grandson showed me these so-called "lowell cats" on my webtv and i thought i would try my hand at it!!!
 
2012-08-17 03:35:44 PM  
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2012-08-17 04:08:36 PM  
Jackson Herring, think we can say Fang Q to your grandson for bringing you here. "Lowell cats" is actually quite good! Takes a little getting used to, but you seem to be doing OK. Even if/tho a bit intellectual, as akimbotoo typed above.
I'm prejudiced; Lowell was my late dad's first name.
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Peachy yawning in the Ago, lost who original poster was, but preserved & brought here again by spinach gunk.
 
2012-08-17 04:54:11 PM  
So wouldn't you know, none of the cats at the barn were visible today?? That's ok, I forgot my flippin camera! *sigh* Good think I have a neck, or I'd walk off and leave my head somewhere! :)
 
2012-08-17 04:57:56 PM  

tigerose: So wouldn't you know, none of the cats at the barn were visible today?? That's ok, I forgot my flippin camera! *sigh* Good think I have a neck, or I'd walk off and leave my head somewhere! :)


Heh!

Don't feel bad. I have days that go so badly to the point that I'm convinced I left my brain under my pillow. :-D
 
2012-08-17 05:08:48 PM  

Both tigerose & Bathia_, goin' places & losin' things is altogether too common, likely worldwide. Eh?

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Did locate that pic again I dropped in shortly above.
peachy92's original poster, Scooter's the yawning or Caturday-proclaiming cat.
 
2012-08-17 05:14:37 PM  

laulaja: goin' places & losin' things is altogether too common, likely worldwide. Eh?


Heh!

QFT
 
2012-08-17 05:17:25 PM  

Jackson Herring: akimbotoo: A bit too intellectual, but you are getting closer! ;-D

sorry i am new at this!!!! my grandson showed me these so-called "lowell cats" on my webtv and i thought i would try my hand at it!!!


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2012-08-17 05:25:56 PM  
This was the project this week. I think we spoil the little guys a bit much. This tree is 6 feet tall!

Jalad is on top, Shaka is trying to climb and Darmok is on the lower shelf.

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2012-08-17 05:30:37 PM  

sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: akimbotoo: A bit too intellectual, but you are getting closer! ;-D

sorry i am new at this!!!! my grandson showed me these so-called "lowell cats" on my webtv and i thought i would try my hand at it!!!

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What a great old tyme picture. I actually have a vry similar frame here at home. And it is tiny! As in, packable in one's reticule or suit jacket pocket.
 
2012-08-17 05:31:49 PM  

ya gotta sleep sometime: This was the project this week. I think we spoil the little guys a bit much. This tree is 6 feet tall!

Jalad is on top, Shaka is trying to climb and Darmok is on the lower shelf.

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That is 16 shades of Awesome! And it looks really stable too. Watch out, people here will be sending you orders soon!
 
2012-08-17 05:33:01 PM  

sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: akimbotoo: A bit too intellectual, but you are getting closer! ;-D

sorry i am new at this!!!! my grandson showed me these so-called "lowell cats" on my webtv and i thought i would try my hand at it!!!

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oh my, laughter out loud!!! you seem like such a nice young lady but i am definitely not a sir!!!!!!
 
2012-08-17 05:35:01 PM  
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2012-08-17 05:36:01 PM  
It wasn't all that stable at first but we kept adding supports until we could hang on it without it wobbling. I figure is Mr YGSS and myself could hang off it, surely the kittens could. We made it out of scraps that were in the garage so it didn't cost anything. The kids were climbing it as we were carrying it up the stairs so by the time we got it in the room all 3 of them were on it somewhere. It has been a big hit.
 
2012-08-17 05:55:37 PM  

ya gotta sleep sometime: It wasn't all that stable at first but we kept adding supports until we could hang on it without it wobbling. I figure is Mr YGSS and myself could hang off it, surely the kittens could. We made it out of scraps that were in the garage so it didn't cost anything. The kids were climbing it as we were carrying it up the stairs so by the time we got it in the room all 3 of them were on it somewhere. It has been a big hit.


I bet! I think you will be very busy with your camera this weekend, supplying our insatiable appetite for Moar cat pics!
 
2012-08-17 06:59:45 PM  

tigerose: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy you do know that this Thursday was Celebrated Black Cat day right? Really! You could call the mitteh "Joe"..as in " Having a good cuppa Joe in the morning"....

the Ice Queen aww! I hope you feel better soon!

Older Guy I am so sorry to hear of you loss. At least the kittens knew the touch of a kind hand during their short lives. You did a fine job with them. You ust take some pics of your grassy maze! Hugs.


I did the maze this morning before I left for work.. rumor has it that the daycare folks brought all the kids out to try it out.. received a text from a neighbor.. I will have to go take a photo.. I will cut the grass fully Sunday.. the 'maze' cut won't show when I am finished, as the grass will have had two days to grow more.... all the weed-whacking will happen tomorrow...
Definitely sad about the kittens.. was the first litter for Stretch, and actually the first for me also.. got rather grossed out, but had to try to help.....all the kittens I have had were already weaned....
 
2012-08-17 07:05:12 PM  

Lsherm: yobbery: We may have to trim that fluffy Biscuit butt. He continues to cough up the largest hairballs I've seen. His hair is real fine and silky...it's long but so silky I can't imagine it ever matting. Brushing him with a slicker yields little hair, yet he somehow is managing to get large amounts of it down his gullet.

Spoke with the vet about it yesterday and he thinks a trimming might be in order. We've been giving him hairball remedy but I'm worried he's going to get another impacted hairball.

Any suggestions are welcome. I have not found a brush that seems to work on this guy.
[i211.photobucket.com image 640x480]

Using wet wipes will clear out loose hair, but cat food high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids really help cut down on the shedding because they get a stronger coat. It won't stop shedding, but it will cut down on it a bit. Tuna and Salmon are probably the highest in both acids, but you can find supplements at PetSmart you can pour on other food.

If his fur is so thin a regular cat brush won't pick up the hair, get a cheap people hairbrush with stiff bristles. This is going to sound terrible, but check out the "ethnic" section of the hair aisle at your local pharmacy - many brushes specialized for particular races do a bang up job on a cat.


I had a cat one time with a coat like that, I actually used one of those baby combs you get in the grooming kits (the ones with like the clippers, baby brush, baby comb, and a snot sucker or something like that) and it worked really well. You might be able to just buy the comb if you're by a BabiesRUs but I lived in BFE at the time and had to take what I could get.
 
2012-08-17 07:06:57 PM  
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2012-08-17 07:15:37 PM  
Probably just the flu or something going around. Mom says the office has been busy with people sick with some type of bug. Didn't have the pukes or anything like that, it was just like the proverbial Mack truck running you over, you just hurt so bad. Then the energy motivation is nada, I think the most I moved was to feed the cats twice yesterday (no peace otherwise). Little better today, went to work. I live in cubicle land plus I took Monday off so I didn't want to be gone 3 days in a row when we're getting the year end fiscal push. Still hurt but now I think I might be down to a quad cab hitting me instead of Semi.
 
2012-08-17 07:17:10 PM  
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2012-08-17 07:19:07 PM  
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2012-08-17 07:20:28 PM  

The Ice Queen: Yeah, caturday. Spending this one sick :(


Feel better!
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2012-08-17 07:21:02 PM  
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2012-08-17 07:22:15 PM  
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2012-08-17 07:25:02 PM  
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2012-08-17 07:27:03 PM  

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I'm not sure if it's just me, but none of the last 4 images/comments you posted are visible.

Of course, it could just be my computer being old and cranky, much like its owner. :-D
 
2012-08-17 07:28:09 PM  
Do a refresh, or try a different internet browser.
 
2012-08-17 07:32:32 PM  
Bathia: The images are GIF animations, your browser might be set the browser to stop them.

It must be Caturday, look what is crawling in from no where.

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2012-08-17 07:37:12 PM  
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2012-08-17 07:39:04 PM  
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Still working on a name for this guy, nothing has really "stuck" yet.
So far I have had the following suggestions:
- Yeti
- Biscuit
- Sandman
- Monroe
- Edsel (because he has a VERY loud purr for his size)

?????? on others
 
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