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(Daily Mail)   Mother cat brings whole new meaning to raising kittens -- 20 feet up an oak tree in an abandoned owl box. Caturday? Ya rly   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 727
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2012-09-08 09:05:13 PM

Worst Name I Ever Heard: Well, shucks...whomever just sponsored me (I am assuming it was someone from this thread): thanks very much! And, I know I said I wouldn't have any more to say on it, but I am truly sorry to have been an ass earlier.


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What kind of cookies did you bring?
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2012-09-08 09:07:42 PM

Snuffybud: Sherpa18 did this to my cats a few weeks ago, I still laugh every time I think of it. Thanks again!


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2012-09-08 09:17:29 PM
Maine Coon Owners/Servants I need suggestions please! Peep is getting little matts on her belly and it is next to impossible to get her to "give up the belly" now that she knows I want to brush it. She's brushed daily (back, face, and sides) and she loves it. She will complain if you walk past her and the grooming basket without stopping to brush her. But try to get at the belly or her sassy pants and she will give you what for. As it's the end of the summer I am hesitant to get her clipped so any suggestions would be quite welcome!

The lady in question:
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2012-09-08 09:27:49 PM

StranahansBarracuda: Maine Coon Owners/Servants I need suggestions please! Peep is getting little matts on her belly and it is next to impossible to get her to "give up the belly" now that she knows I want to brush it. She's brushed daily (back, face, and sides) and she loves it. She will complain if you walk past her and the grooming basket without stopping to brush her. But try to get at the belly or her sassy pants and she will give you what for. As it's the end of the summer I am hesitant to get her clipped so any suggestions would be quite welcome!

The lady in question:
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Someone on here said they had good luck getting their cat to enjoy grooming if they put a few drops of lavender oil on the brush.

Rewards when she allows her tummy to be groomed, perhaps? At the end of the session, of course.

Perhaps it is uncomfortable or painful when you groom the matts. Try working on just one or two at a time. Perhaps simply cutting them off with a pair of bandage scissors to give added protection to the skin rather than trying to brush them out. Make sure to brush to prevent new matts from forming. I know that I would be reluctant to let someone who might pull tangles comb or brush my hair, especially if they had pulled before. This approach would cut only the matts, not the entire coat.
 
2012-09-08 09:32:47 PM

spinach gunk: Found this guy just hangin out on my patio fence the other night...


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2012-09-08 09:36:41 PM

sherpa18: spinach gunk: Found this guy just hangin out on my patio fence the other night...

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Don't you mean ummmmm... bark? (Grandmother used to feed raccoons dog food. Deliberately.)
 
2012-09-08 09:43:49 PM
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2012-09-08 09:48:35 PM

Benjamin Stone: Does anyone here have a cat who:

A) Lets out a weird sort of mournful mew whenever you sneeze, and/or...

B) Starts to bite you if you laugh too hard.

Mine does both. Neither behavior bothers me one bit, they're just perplexing (and hilarious).


They can be quirky like that. Mia will bite my wife in the head for whistling.
My wife's allergies can really act up at times and during those times when she's trying to sleep she'll develop a whistle in her nose. It's hilarious (to me anyway) to watch Mia hovering around her head totally determined to find and kill the whistling monster.

No Whistling!
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2012-09-08 09:49:04 PM

StranahansBarracuda: Maine Coon Owners/Servants I need suggestions please! Peep is getting little matts on her belly and it is next to impossible to get her to "give up the belly" now that she knows I want to brush it. She's brushed daily (back, face, and sides) and she loves it. She will complain if you walk past her and the grooming basket without stopping to brush her. But try to get at the belly or her sassy pants and she will give you what for. As it's the end of the summer I am hesitant to get her clipped so any suggestions would be quite welcome!

The lady in question:
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Snuffycat gets matts, particularly at this time of the season. He's a Wegee, not a Maine Coon so there is a bit of difference in the coat, but I'm guessing not a whole lot. I find if I can cut through the middle of the matt with a nice sharp set of scissors the rest of it tends to break up on its own. Of course I have to have the band-aids and peroxide ready for this as Snuffy doesn't like any kind of grooming other than an occasional comb to his head.

Gizmo cat was a longhair who got matts on his flanks every year, I would use the scissors and/or a small set of clippers to cut his out. He would look like hell but at least I didn't bleed grooming him. I had to cut deeper for him as the matts did not break up as easily as they do for Snuffy. Be careful on how deep you cut, it's real easy to cut too deep, and it's hard to convince your baby that you really didn't mean to do that! I would sit on the sofa with him and trim as much as he was willing to have trimmed, even if I wasn't going to get it all. I figured it was better to get some if I was going to go back for more in another day or 3.

/Snuffy's got his seasonal matts going
//I haven't felt like bleeding lately
///Maybe tomorrow
////Gotta check the band-aid supply first
 
2012-09-08 09:49:56 PM
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2012-09-08 09:52:31 PM
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2012-09-08 09:55:59 PM
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2012-09-08 09:56:31 PM
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2012-09-08 09:59:18 PM

in2it: Trolls beware Caturday haz big shoes and we know how to use them...


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2012-09-08 10:03:14 PM
in2it:
Caturday is so awesome, I can't hear the trolls..

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2012-09-08 10:06:18 PM

sherpa18: reigning.cats.and.dogs: kevinboehm: *snip* The best I can think of is that you're either baking too hot...
Poorly calibrated, ancient gas oven with dead (won't even wake up with new batteries) baking thermometer. Yeah - I may as well be using a wood burning cook stove - and that may even be better than what I have! I love to cook and bake, but my itty bitty kitchen and it's ancient appliances make it less than fun. SOMEDAY... meanwhile, I limit my baking to fraught-with-stress special occasio ...

While I really don't bake, I do cook, and IMHO, EVERY single prepackaged/frozen/microwavable product on the market today tends to recommend too high a temperature for optimum results. I always use a lower temperature/shorter time than recommended, and monitor it frequently. I understand about older ovens (I have one), but I have found this to be true even after I had installed a brand new fancy double wall oven (with all the high tech digital crap) when I had my house. YMMV. Or maybe you just don't have the right silicone baking pan :o)

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and the finished product:
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This sums up the results of pretty much everything I've ever tried to cook or bake.
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2012-09-08 10:11:59 PM
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2012-09-08 10:14:39 PM
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2012-09-08 10:16:09 PM
Be still my heart! Photobucket seems to be responding reasonably well this evening.
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2012-09-08 10:16:38 PM

Timid Goddess: sherpa18: spinach gunk: Found this guy just hangin out on my patio fence the other night... [ummm, meow? pic]
Don't you mean ummmmm... bark? (Grandmother used to feed raccoons dog food. Deliberately.)


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/ ya know, i am usually the first one to defend PB, but they are really getting on my nerves tonight....
// why do i have to jump through hoops just get a pic uploaded?
 
2012-09-08 10:17:21 PM
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2012-09-08 10:21:38 PM

yobbery: Be still my heart! Photobucket seems to be responding reasonably well this evening.


...and...

sherpa18: / ya know, i am usually the first one to defend PB, but they are really getting on my nerves tonight....
// why do i have to jump through hoops just get a pic uploaded?



LOL...near simulposts.
I guess it's my turn to get some bandwidth tonight.
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2012-09-08 10:33:12 PM

yobbery: sherpa18: While I really don't bake, I do cook, *snip* ... This sums up the results of pretty much everything I've ever tried to cook or bake.


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2012-09-08 10:33:21 PM

Timid Goddess: StranahansBarracuda: Maine Coon Owners/Servants I need suggestions please! Peep is getting little matts on her belly and it is next to impossible to get her to "give up the belly" now that she knows I want to brush it. She's brushed daily (back, face, and sides) and she loves it. She will complain if you walk past her and the grooming basket without stopping to brush her. But try to get at the belly or her sassy pants and she will give you what for. As it's the end of the summer I am hesitant to get her clipped so any suggestions would be quite welcome!

The lady in question:
[i47.tinypic.com image 640x480]

Someone on here said they had good luck getting their cat to enjoy grooming if they put a few drops of lavender oil on the brush.

Rewards when she allows her tummy to be groomed, perhaps? At the end of the session, of course.

Perhaps it is uncomfortable or painful when you groom the matts. Try working on just one or two at a time. Perhaps simply cutting them off with a pair of bandage scissors to give added protection to the skin rather than trying to brush them out. Make sure to brush to prevent new matts from forming. I know that I would be reluctant to let someone who might pull tangles comb or brush my hair, especially if they had pulled before. This approach would cut only the matts, not the entire coat.


That's what I've been trying to do. I cut a couple out yesterday before she curled up and made the area totally inacessable. They're small so I need to feel around before I find them and she just won't stay still long enough for me to locate and then snip them. She gets a treat after every brushing and nail clipping :)
 
2012-09-08 10:35:02 PM
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2012-09-08 10:37:43 PM

sherpa18: yobbery: sherpa18: While I really don't bake, I do cook, *snip* ... This sums up the results of pretty much everything I've ever tried to cook or bake.

[i415.photobucket.com image 203x200]


I'm serious. I'm a disaster in the kitchen. I just don't have the patience. I truly think the stuff I try to make would taste better raw.
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2012-09-08 10:38:39 PM
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2012-09-08 10:46:37 PM

Snuffybud: StranahansBarracuda: Maine Coon Owners/Servants I need suggestions please! Peep is getting little matts on her belly and it is next to impossible to get her to "give up the belly" now that she knows I want to brush it. She's brushed daily (back, face, and sides) and she loves it. She will complain if you walk past her and the grooming basket without stopping to brush her. But try to get at the belly or her sassy pants and she will give you what for. As it's the end of the summer I am hesitant to get her clipped so any suggestions would be quite welcome!

The lady in question:
[i47.tinypic.com image 640x480]

Snuffycat gets matts, particularly at this time of the season. He's a Wegee, not a Maine Coon so there is a bit of difference in the coat, but I'm guessing not a whole lot. I find if I can cut through the middle of the matt with a nice sharp set of scissors the rest of it tends to break up on its own. Of course I have to have the band-aids and peroxide ready for this as Snuffy doesn't like any kind of grooming other than an occasional comb to his head.

Gizmo cat was a longhair who got matts on his flanks every year, I would use the scissors and/or a small set of clippers to cut his out. He would look like hell but at least I didn't bleed grooming him. I had to cut deeper for him as the matts did not break up as easily as they do for Snuffy. Be careful on how deep you cut, it's real easy to cut too deep, and it's hard to convince your baby that you really didn't mean to do that! I would sit on the sofa with him and trim as much as he was willing to have trimmed, even if I wasn't going to get it all. I figured it was better to get some if I was going to go back for more in another day or 3.

/Snuffy's got his seasonal matts going
//I haven't felt like bleeding lately
///Maybe tomorrow
////Gotta check the band-aid supply first


She's all squirmy and wiggly so I have to be really cautious when I break out the scissors. I've had to cut poop out of her tail and her floofy butt so those are trimmed when I can sneak up on her or have someone else to do the trim while I hold her. The matts are on her tummy right in the middle and they're fairly small. You can see a bit of a part in her fluff in the pic I posted. I think it gets neglected when she grooms because it's hidden when she gets her hind end and lower abdomen fluff. I think this is going to be a 2 person job with a bunch of yowling and a lot of apology tuna after.

Thanks to everyone for the advice! I'll let you know how it turns out :)
 
2012-09-08 10:48:16 PM
Time Oot for Dr Who also, then Late Feeds & Bloodsugar Check & a Med I didn't have to do. But need to be sure there's a good deal of cat under needle to absorb med; Ginger was really too high this eve.
Genuinely accomplished a bit of Going Thru Stuff. This includes finding cancelled cheques & bank records from literally a lifetime ago, that we may now shred! Well, not now, but maybe this wk. Also finding folding maps that do date back to when dinosaurs roamed the earth, & not just the ones on the spaceship earlier this eve on BBCAm. History may only have a point if there's someone younger to hand it down to. Also found Europa Camping + Caravaning 1973/74 which will recycle. That was very useful in its day, as we camped when on leave 99% of the time.
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credit to predle for pic.
Gets bad when can't tell Edward R Purr-meow from Walter Cronkite; bought Cronkite autobio A Reporter's Life recently for $1, in hardback. Last thing we need is more boox!!!
Gd Night, Gd Luck & Gd Night FM, C U in the daylight.
 
2012-09-08 10:57:00 PM

cretinbob: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 479x500]* black oriental looking kitten


WANT.

/ le sigh...
 
2012-09-08 10:58:53 PM
yobbery:
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OMG. That brings back memories. Well, not really, I still have my shiat Shack Eye of the Storm (circa 1983, and it still works.. took this pic a few minutes ago)...

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/ damn, now i feel old
// wait a sec, i am old :o)
 
2012-09-08 11:06:21 PM

yobbery: sherpa18: I'm serious. I'm a disaster in the kitchen. I just don't have the patience. I truly think the stuff I try to make would taste better raw.


Maybe you could ask Biscuit to give you a hand.... :o)

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2012-09-08 11:06:22 PM
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2012-09-08 11:10:09 PM
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2012-09-08 11:12:53 PM
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2012-09-08 11:14:15 PM
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/Cause I think this is probably my best caption ever I just have to repost it occasionally
 
2012-09-08 11:17:17 PM
iz finally dark out...

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2012-09-08 11:19:46 PM
Can't rain all the time...in the deserts of Arizona.
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YAY Mommy was late for work for the 3rd time so now shes suspended and gets to hangout with meeeee!!
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Ready to go!
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Okay, I know you're tired and have to work so I'll sleep right here instead of your keyboard.
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2012-09-08 11:28:24 PM
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2012-09-08 11:33:44 PM

predle: [farm6.staticflickr.com image 429x273]
/Cause I think this is probably my best caption ever I just have to repost it occasionally


Certainly one of my favorites.
 
2012-09-08 11:38:29 PM
It seems that the latest internet trend is 'cat shaming.'
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2012-09-08 11:41:57 PM
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2012-09-08 11:42:46 PM
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2012-09-08 11:43:18 PM
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2012-09-08 11:44:38 PM
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2012-09-08 11:47:24 PM

captain feedback: iz finally dark out...

yesh, yesh it is.... Dragon dedicates this one to QJ

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2012-09-08 11:51:19 PM
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2012-09-08 11:54:15 PM
I haz a sleepy. Good night everyone.
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2012-09-08 11:58:42 PM
syzygy whizz: You haz mail! / or you will shortly, as soon as my ISP plays nice....

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2012-09-09 12:05:03 AM

yobbery: It seems that the latest internet trend is 'cat shaming.'
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