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2013-01-26 02:27:36 AM  
Holy Ceiling Cat, so many owies and owie stories in this thread!!!

Hugs for everyone!!!  And for your loved ones!!!

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xoxox
 
2013-01-26 02:45:05 AM  
 
2013-01-26 02:46:00 AM  
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2013-01-26 05:28:36 AM  
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2013-01-26 08:08:30 AM  
Oh god this thread is making me tear up.

My cat (before I adopted him) was found in a trashcan with an eye infection, a UTI and a gash over his nose. I adopted him knowing that he might lose the eye. He didn't and now, six years later, is a ten pound fluffball of an attention whore.
 
2013-01-26 08:10:41 AM  
Our youngest baby was found in a deserted house, underweight and with a severe respiratory infection. She'd apparently been abandoned by the mother. She was taken to a no-kill shelter and nursed back to health over the course of a couple of months. She lost an eye in the process, and she was pretty feral when we first adopted her. We've had her for a year and a half now, and she's become very affectionate and is doing just fine these days.

We donate to that shelter twice a year now, and it will be the source any any future pets we get.
 
2013-01-26 08:34:11 AM  

sherpa18: Summer Glau's Love Slave: I need this - something warm and fuzzy and heartwarming. This afternoon, I caught my piece of shiat next door neighbor kicking his cats because they left paw prints on his F-350 Lackofpeener-mobile.
/Called the cops.
//They laughed at me over the phone.
///Might be time to oil the F-350 windshield.

People (and I use the word lightly) like that need a taste of their own medicine.

[i415.photobucket.com image 270x184]
/ baseball bats are also good


Awesome video, kid deserved a face full of angry feline.....
 
2013-01-26 08:48:22 AM  

quantum_jellyroll: cretinbob:
The one thing I don't like about the new camera is that everyone blinks when the flash goes off

What gear are you using?


My Canon S3 finally died, and due to budget restraints I picked up an A3400, which is a point and shoot. It's nice, a step up in some respects, but a drop down in others. There's no control over aperture and shutter speed for instance. There is a CHDK version for this, but I haven't tried it yet. Working on it right now. Mostly I just need to get used to it.
 
2013-01-26 09:04:37 AM  
I lost my sweet, cantankerous Fat Cat on Monday. We believe he had a heart attack sometime during the night on Sunday. Monday morning, he was breathing heavily, and could not get comfortable anywhere. He would lie down for a few minutes, then suddenly pop up, and make his way to another spot. The vet said he had a lot of fluid in his chest, and being 15 and a half years old was not making it easy. She said that it was unlikely that he would make it through a chest tap. So we said our goodbyes.

I've never had a cat that lived beyond 6 or 7 years, so this was very hard. I've had Fat Cat since he was about 3 days old, eyes not opened, abandoned by mama under a bush in the yard. He fit in the palm of my hand, and lived long enough to make it all the way to a whopping 27 pounds at one point. (Finally got him back to a healthier 14 pounds over the last two years. Pop was a Maine Coon that roamed the neighborhood and loved the ladies, and his Mom was a tiny stray little black cat that was probably too young to raise a litter in the first place. We never saw her again.)

And poor Gomez, his "brother from another mother", is wandering the house, yowling and staring. I feel so bad for him.

But in a few days, we will be hitting the local shelter. Hubby, who has NEVER liked cats and only tolerated mine as they were a package deal, has admitted that his heart has a hole that might only be healed by another kitty. So there's that.
 
2013-01-26 09:05:20 AM  
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Grayman, neighborhood stray.
 
2013-01-26 09:05:52 AM  

F Flat: Hello Caturday folks!  I'm a regular lurker, but I hope you can give me some advice.
We lost my first furry friend on Tuesday morning.  (Never had a pet to call my own before.)
We brought home brothers Buddy and Rascal 4 years ago.  After the first exam when they were kittens, we found that Rascal had a slight heart murmur.  It didn't seem to bother him much. He was a very active cat, but he died from a blood clot right by his heart.
Here's the thing.  I'm worried about Buddy.  He keeps looking for Rascal, and now is home alone all day.  Should we start looking for a buddy for Buddy?  Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!


My perspective: different cats have different personalities. We have a tortie, and they tend to be very shy. We adopted another cat when she was six so that she'd have a companion. It was horrible. We had to use gates to keep them separated for six months. Rusty is an ordinary cat who just wants to socialize and play. Maggie screamed and howled, hid, and stopped eating. So the gates went up.

Things are more or less normal now, but Maggie still hates Rusty, who still pesters her. Of course, we adore him. I work at home and they both follow me around like puppies.

If you can get a "trial period" of 3-4 days, it might go a long way toward indicating if it's a good match. I wouldn't expect them to become buddies that quickly, but if they're still hissing and howling, maybe not a good idea.
 
2013-01-26 09:06:23 AM  

cretinbob: quantum_jellyroll: cretinbob:
The one thing I don't like about the new camera is that everyone blinks when the flash goes off

What gear are you using?

My Canon S3 finally died, and due to budget restraints I picked up an A3400, which is a point and shoot. It's nice, a step up in some respects, but a drop down in others. There's no control over aperture and shutter speed for instance. There is a CHDK version for this, but I haven't tried it yet. Working on it right now. Mostly I just need to get used to it.


I have a similar situation. Mrs. Buck got me a Nikon CoolPix 810 for Xmas. Love it but there sure are a lotta bells and whistles to figure out.
 
2013-01-26 09:07:59 AM  
This thread made it dusty in here.

Here's my saved kitty, her name is Toki (yes, Wartooth)

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She got stepped on by a horse and got a busted femur and hernia at her umbilical cord. I took her 2 weeks after the incident. She could walk, but it looked really labored and preferred lying around. Her spirits were high, always trying to play like a good kitten should. We took her to the animal hospital where x-rays showed the top of her femur was almost sheared off. They performed an FHO (Femoral Head Osteotomy), where they remove the head of the femur and let the muscle tissue fill in the blank over time.

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Now she's tear-assing around the house with the other cat and living the kitten dream. Yea it wasn't cheap, but she's so affectionate it was easy to drop $800 to save a young life.
 
2013-01-26 09:14:53 AM  

aevorea: Oh god this thread is making me tear up.

My cat (before I adopted him) was found in a trashcan with an eye infection, a UTI and a gash over his nose. I adopted him knowing that he might lose the eye. He didn't and now, six years later, is a ten pound fluffball of an attention whore.


Very good work there !.. You are indeed one of the good people.. welcome to Caturday..  we have to deal with the sads as well as the happies, but that is part of life, and we make the best of it...
 
2013-01-26 09:16:57 AM  
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2013-01-26 09:19:02 AM  

markfara: Our youngest baby was found in a deserted house, underweight and with a severe respiratory infection. She'd apparently been abandoned by the mother. She was taken to a no-kill shelter and nursed back to health over the course of a couple of months. She lost an eye in the process, and she was pretty feral when we first adopted her. We've had her for a year and a half now, and she's become very affectionate and is doing just fine these days.

We donate to that shelter twice a year now, and it will be the source any any future pets we get.


Feral cats are special.. you have to earn their trust, and you are giving them a life that they have never known.. and they like it.. Congratulations, and welcome to Caturday...
 
2013-01-26 09:32:29 AM  

cretinbob: quantum_jellyroll: cretinbob:
The one thing I don't like about the new camera is that everyone blinks when the flash goes off

What gear are you using?

My Canon S3 finally died, and due to budget restraints I picked up an A3400, which is a point and shoot. It's nice, a step up in some respects, but a drop down in others. There's no control over aperture and shutter speed for instance. There is a CHDK version for this, but I haven't tried it yet. Working on it right now. Mostly I just need to get used to it.


I have an Olympus D-370 I bought in 2001.. 1.3 mp.. still works great.. was doing a job on some large furnaces: needed before and after shots of certain stages of the job.. request of the property owners.. everything previous had been film type cameras..
 
2013-01-26 09:33:44 AM  
Hellooooo!

My two cats had their yearly check ups a couple days ago. Both now qualify as 'seniors', 8 years old and 6 months.

Barbossa, long hair black cat, he's at 15 pounds, he had lost two pounds we found out and is healthy for a cat with bad teeth. I'm trying to get my bills paid so I can get them taken care of. He's beginning to have white hairs in his coat, and he sleeps...alot.

TC, is my demon child. He's a former grey Floridian feral (oh, that explains it), weighs at 16 pounds ( he lose a pound since his last visit) and is diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and we found out last year that he is positive for FIV. But, he acts like a possessed two year old. Though, he have been having a strange hacking/wheezing thing going lately about once or twice a week. The vets want to watch this incase he has kitty asthma. He has been my money drain...he went in some time ago to address his self imposed, licking induced bikini waxing. He was literally naked from the base of his tails down to his kitty balls. We found out he is sensitive to the pinesol I've been using on my floors.

And the couple weeks before that when he ate my two pet mice when he got trapped in their room....it all passed fine... though I was upset at the loss of Mix and Match. They were such sweet girls...oh well. No small critters while TC rules the roost. And trash bags. And bed. And food dishes...a month before that he was at the vets to get six rotted and broken teeth pulled....

I think now you know why I call him a demon. But I love him, and his 'Brother'. Barbie is my rescue from a local shelter, and TC was an adoption from a friend who was moving but couldn't take him. She was working as a vet tech in Florida when he came in about four years old, and the woman who brought him in was warning her not to touch him, that he's a vicious tomcat (that was how he got his name. TC, Tomcat). My friend said she rubbed his ears and he went nuts for loving. The vet said the cat should be put down dued to the injuries he had, that being some deep scratches and a massive abcess on his neck that ran to his ear, however my friend said she'll take the costs and adopt the cat. He did great evidently, and still does fantastic at the vets, though they are always curious about the massive bald patch of skin on his neck and the fuzzy spot in his eye, I figured another scratch from a fight.

I'm still shocked that this feral, a Floridian, is damn near the perfect indoor lap cat. His only fault? Stinky trash and small wriggling mammals. Oh, and don't bother trying to sneak open a can of tuna. That mouthy beast will raise hell until he gets to lick the can clean.

Hmmm...I think I'm babbling now. Well...those are my critters, next week, I'll go into Barbossa and HIS annoying habits!
 
2013-01-26 09:38:22 AM  

spinach gunk: akimbotoo: These guys really crack me up!

Me too!  They're such a funny little trio.  :)

Now is the time on Caturday when we dahnce!


Count......OFF!

One!
Two!
Three!
 
2013-01-26 09:51:47 AM  
Good Meowning, and welcome to all the mewbies! I am sorry for the sads, but thrilled that so many cats have had such loving homes.

It has taken me nearly an hour to catch up on the thread! My you guize were busy last night! We had family movie night, and after several glasses of wine I fell asleep in my chair. Gee think I was tired? Lol!

I pulled out Eli the Bitey's fav toy last night..da bird. We just finished a play session, now he is tired and lounging in the windowsill. Happy kitteh!
 
2013-01-26 09:51:52 AM  
Good morning!
Woke up to more snow...yipee!
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2013-01-26 09:55:22 AM  
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This is Lucy-Fur. I got her in 1999, having answered a newspaper ad about kittens born in a backyard. She was always a heathy cat until a few years ago, when she started forming bladder stones. Diet changes, spoonfuls of yoghurt, nothing really helps, so every year or so, she cuts her tummy chopped up. :(
Here she is modelling the 'closeted congressman' look.
 
2013-01-26 09:58:51 AM  
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2013-01-26 10:00:16 AM  
I don't normally post in these caturday threads, Usually I'm late to the party or don't feel I have anything significant to add, but I regularly visit them and makes me happy usually at the stories and laugh at the pics. Everyonce in a while though, the thread takes a very sad turn. There area lot of sad stories this week, my condolences to all. I have manly water in my eyes. Since I never have, please allow me to share my feline stories.

I've had plenty of cats, but three stick out to me.
Smokey - The neighborhood gray tabby watch cat. Would stick her tongue out (like with her mouth closed but tongue still out and walk around like that) and had a penchent to come up and sniff when you patted the ground. She was a beast, took getting her leg run over by my g'ma like a champ. a few months in a cast, and she was back on the streets!

Cat - You know the story, there is a cat in the neighborhood. there's the neighborhood cat. There is the cat that sleeps on my mom's car (and my mom secretly feeds). There is the cat we feed in the backyward. there is the cat we feed in the house (we had a pet door). So, he is ours, his name is Cat. Wouldn't have anything to do with anybody, except me (probably cause i fed it). slowly it became our house cat, and quite loving (and tolerant) of other beings outside of just me. I was in Japan when we lost him. I was incredulous at first, but when I happened across that pic of the all black cat (like Cat here)standing at the pearly gates and St. Peter saying, "Well... In or out?" I about lost it. Many tissues were lost that night. But he was a great cat. I love that anytime I see a cat I'm reminded of him.

Conan - My current rambunctious scamp. orange with a white belly, very well behaved except for needs remininding not to bite now and again (he's still just less than a year). We got him by accident, a rescue, he was brought into my GF's family as her brother's kitten, but when he didn't really take care of it and serious drama started happening between my gf and her family, she and I took the cat and made sure it wasn't going to end up in the streets. Something i wouldn't put past her family. he's mostly a house cat and we take him out on a leash (i live in an apartment complex so no pet door) at least every other day weather permitting. he's super sweet, if only a bit energetic. I love him though, and would devastate anyone who hurt my kitty. A feeling we all share for our pets I'm sure.

To those of you with sad stories, if you didn't know the bad how would you know the good? And remember, if you lost a loved pet, take time time to mourn but after that your heart isn't full without a pet to warm it.

I don't know when I'll get to post in a timely manner in a Caturday thread next, so thank you all for what has been thus far 6 years of warming my Saturdays, sundays or mondays whenever I got to the thread. I love all pets.

Good day all.
 
2013-01-26 10:00:41 AM  

sherpa18: Summer Glau's Love Slave: I need this - something warm and fuzzy and heartwarming. This afternoon, I caught my piece of shiat next door neighbor kicking his cats because they left paw prints on his F-350 Lackofpeener-mobile.
/Called the cops.
//They laughed at me over the phone.
///Might be time to oil the F-350 windshield.

People (and I use the word lightly) like that need a taste of their own medicine.

[i415.photobucket.com image 270x184]
/ baseball bats are also good


Strong acids will etch glass....a Q-tip dipped in a rust remover makes a great windshield pencil, if you get my drift...
 
2013-01-26 10:04:09 AM  
Free to a good home: One rather older, female spayed cat. Tabby with long fur(whatever you call that; I thought it was tabby), calico, mostly brown. Likes just about any seafood flavored cat food. Good with the liter box. Fat to about 1/2 of Garfield size. Answers to Ms Kitty. Between Houston and Galveston. Seriously folks, if you are interested, REALLY interested in this animal, please post a reply here on this thread to "Hey Neo" and I'll see if I can make up a bs email address so you can we can try and get together. Basically I inherited this cat from my "then step daughter" but she does not want Ms. Kitty and no one else in the family wants Ms. Kitty. I am soon to be divorced and I plan on MOVING and I do not want to have to put it with the Shelter if I can help it.

Oh and in referrence to this thread, Ms. Kitty is a well liked, well manored, non abused in any way cat. Just a cat I don't want, but did have the heart to say no too.

Hell, I'll even give you the cat and 20 dollars to take it away
 
2013-01-26 10:06:53 AM  
Morning everybuddy! Lots of lurkers last night....good to see you all! I hope all your fur-babies will get better, and be with you all for a long time.
Sorry for anyone who has lost a family member....it get better with time. BTDT.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled Caturday....... :D
 
2013-01-26 10:11:23 AM  
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2013-01-26 10:13:17 AM  
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Snow dog
 
2013-01-26 10:15:20 AM  
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2013-01-26 10:16:21 AM  
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2013-01-26 10:16:54 AM  

Nontentional: I don't normally post in these caturday threads, Usually I'm late to the party or don't feel I have anything significant to add, but I regularly visit them and makes me happy usually at the stories and laugh at the pics. Everyonce in a while though, the thread takes a very sad turn. There area lot of sad stories this week, my condolences to all. I have manly water in my eyes. Since I never have, please allow me to share my feline stories.

I've had plenty of cats, but three stick out to me.
Smokey - The neighborhood gray tabby watch cat. Would stick her tongue out (like with her mouth closed but tongue still out and walk around like that) and had a penchent to come up and sniff when you patted the ground. She was a beast, took getting her leg run over by my g'ma like a champ. a few months in a cast, and she was back on the streets!

Cat - You know the story, there is a cat in the neighborhood. there's the neighborhood cat. There is the cat that sleeps on my mom's car (and my mom secretly feeds). There is the cat we feed in the backyward. there is the cat we feed in the house (we had a pet door). So, he is ours, his name is Cat. Wouldn't have anything to do with anybody, except me (probably cause i fed it). slowly it became our house cat, and quite loving (and tolerant) of other beings outside of just me. I was in Japan when we lost him. I was incredulous at first, but when I happened across that pic of the all black cat (like Cat here)standing at the pearly gates and St. Peter saying, "Well... In or out?" I about lost it. Many tissues were lost that night. But he was a great cat. I love that anytime I see a cat I'm reminded of him.

Conan - My current rambunctious scamp. orange with a white belly, very well behaved except for needs remininding not to bite now and again (he's still just less than a year). We got him by accident, a rescue, he was brought into my GF's family as her brother's kitten, but when he didn't really take care of it and serious drama started ha ...


Thank you for sharing with us.. we all have to deal with all aspects of being an animal owner, good and bad.. but we do it .. they enrich our lives, we try to enrich theirs.. makes the day go so much better....come by again soon... we have a very large family....
 
2013-01-26 10:18:44 AM  

shotglasss: sherpa18: Summer Glau's Love Slave: I need this - something warm and fuzzy and heartwarming. This afternoon, I caught my piece of shiat next door neighbor kicking his cats because they left paw prints on his F-350 Lackofpeener-mobile.
/Called the cops.
//They laughed at me over the phone.
///Might be time to oil the F-350 windshield.

People (and I use the word lightly) like that need a taste of their own medicine.

[i415.photobucket.com image 270x184]
/ baseball bats are also good

Strong acids will etch glass....a Q-tip dipped in a rust remover makes a great windshield pencil, if you get my drift...


Corrupting our morals.. for shame ! :o)
 
2013-01-26 10:19:55 AM  
F Flat, domari's the acknowledged expert on what to do re Buddy. Purrsonally would vote for a buddy for him as soon as he's ready; it's his choice. At least you were able to care for both the late loved Rascal & Buddy together for as long as could be.

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credit Dec 17 to lilyspad.
Type at ft of pg 6 to go to 7

 
2013-01-26 10:20:03 AM  
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2013-01-26 10:20:55 AM  

OlderGuy: cretinbob: quantum_jellyroll: cretinbob:
The one thing I don't like about the new camera is that everyone blinks when the flash goes off

What gear are you using?

My Canon S3 finally died, and due to budget restraints I picked up an A3400, which is a point and shoot. It's nice, a step up in some respects, but a drop down in others. There's no control over aperture and shutter speed for instance. There is a CHDK version for this, but I haven't tried it yet. Working on it right now. Mostly I just need to get used to it.

I have an Olympus D-370 I bought in 2001.. 1.3 mp.. still works great.. was doing a job on some large furnaces: needed before and after shots of certain stages of the job.. request of the property owners.. everything previous had been film type cameras..


Somewhere around that same time I also bought my first digital. It's a Fuji Finepix 3800. Great camera and easy to use. I can get good quality without much futzing, but the digital viewfinder is practically useless indoors. I still have it and call it my 'point and hope'
It started acting funny a couple of years ago, so on recommendation I bought a Nikkon coolpix L100. It's an OK camera for a novice but it's not nearly as user friendly as the Fuji. The idiot mode on the Nikkon is not very good at all. If I take the time to set up the shot it's decent, but the cats seldom wait around for that. I wish I would have done a little more research before the purchase.
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2013-01-26 10:22:08 AM  
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2013-01-26 10:25:02 AM  
Dancing cats, you say?

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2013-01-26 10:29:19 AM  
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2013-01-26 10:35:15 AM  
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2013-01-26 10:40:26 AM  
So it has been a little over a week since we got Marvin, which is Winston's new friend. It only took about two days for them to be like best friends, that is if you don't count the fact that Winston is a grappler. Just took this picture like 10 minutes ago:

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2013-01-26 10:40:47 AM  
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2013-01-26 10:54:10 AM  
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2013-01-26 10:56:08 AM  
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2013-01-26 10:59:02 AM  
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2013-01-26 11:01:12 AM  
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2013-01-26 11:02:37 AM  
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2013-01-26 11:06:06 AM  
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2013-01-26 11:19:14 AM  
lilyspad:

I want to thank you for all of the fun pictures you post, I look forward to them when caturday rolls around,

And to everyone who share their fun pics and their stories, funny, sad and the 'Oh mi god. I can sooo relate'.

I'm finally home, and both cats are tearing up the place in celebration :) My old boys!
 
2013-01-26 11:29:32 AM  

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