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2013-06-27 11:37:09 PM  
7 votes:
'I think we have the technology now to be able to develop the devices that are, say, the size of a cellphone, that would allow us to talk to our dogs and cats.

"This leash demeans us both."
2013-06-27 11:30:04 PM  
6 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-06-27 11:08:02 PM  
6 votes:
Obvious tag was too busy sitting on the top of the refrigerator licking its crotch
2013-06-27 11:35:52 PM  
5 votes:
I have two cats, Amelie and Rockford.

This past Monday I got really sick - I was throwing up all night, dehydrated, couldn't sleep.  And Amelie just sat on the bed and stared at me and then she would walk-up to me and put her paw on my face.  I think she was checking to see if I was dead yet.   I swear between the vomiting moments, I knew that she was one of those  death cats.
2013-06-28 03:35:23 AM  
4 votes:
Why would the cat talk to you or respect you ?

Your a poop thief. You go in go in and steal their nicely buried turds and take them who knows where , probably selling them on the street , that where you go during the day isn't it ? Your so called "job", probably a cat poop exchange where you buy and sell cat poop and speculate on cat poop futures while he the cat who provides all this luxury for you that you steal right from under him and leave the cat  is stuck in this prison . you slave drive cat poop thieving human .
2013-06-28 12:06:38 AM  
4 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-06-28 05:48:57 AM  
3 votes:

steerforth: Bonanza Jellybean: steerforth: My cat is great, but he never buries his turds in his kitty litter

Do you use scented litter? In the wild, all but the alpha cat (they live in extended communities but sleep and hunt alone) bury their poop, lest the smell offend the alpha. Some strongly scented litters (and remember, cats can smell a lot that we can't) might overwhelm a kitty and lead him/her to assume there's no risk of poop smells offending the theoretical alpha cat.

Alternatively, I've read that some animal behaviorists theorize that a cat might intentionally leave their poop unburied in order to assert their own dominance, or challenger their owner's position, but I have no idea if there's really anything to that.

Definitely no scented litter -neither of us is a fan of perfume. I use clumping clay and he's fastidious about burying his pee. He is so fastidious he has a whole routine he goes through. Sometimes I suspect he won't cover his turds because he might disturb his buried pee, and then I think I should either buy him a bigger litter box or stop talking about my bloody cat's bathroom etiquette.


 Either that or you need to take a big poo in the litter box to show him who's boss...
2013-06-28 04:19:44 AM  
3 votes:
My cat and I  converse a lot. He's a big meower. When he wakes up mid-morning he meows at me from his prime position on the bed, and then he goes back to sleep when I meow back from the study. I guess he likes to know where I am.

He also likes to have a bit of a yodel when he is crouching down to have a drink of water. Doesn't do this with his food bowl, just water. Meow, meow, meooo, meeoooooo, meeeooooodlodleodleooo.

He definitely knows his name but only comes when I call him if I slap my leg a couple of times to tell him to come for his dinner.

When he comes into the bedroom at daylight, he has a little meow that often wakes me up. Then he goes 'meh, meh, meoooo' as he jumps on my head.

My cat is great, but he never buries his turds in his kitty litter, like he does with his piss. This is not pleasant in a one-bedroom flat, but then again I no longer feel guilty when letting off a fart when he's sitting in my lap. He looks at me like I'm a peasant, but then he remembers his turd problem, so it's all sorted.
2013-06-28 12:57:47 AM  
3 votes:
FTA: "
The study, which will be published in the July issue of Animal Cognition, comes just weeks after an expert in animal behaviour claimed we will one day be able to talk to animals using mobile phone-sized gadgets.
 
LOL no!

Your cat will let your calls go to voice mail, and will never respond to your texts.
2013-06-28 12:36:44 AM  
3 votes:

syzygy whizz: 've given each of my cats their own 'name song'...repetitive tune, lyrics consisting mostly of their names


You are Susan Calman and I claim my five pounds.

Proof:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEoEY7HxVwU

oh. also this.

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2013-06-28 12:17:07 AM  
3 votes:
Don't look into their eyes!

24.media.tumblr.com
2013-06-28 08:16:35 AM  
2 votes:

Overman: Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

/obscure


languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu
2013-06-28 12:36:16 AM  
2 votes:
whyevolutionistrue.files.wordpress.com
2013-06-28 12:33:14 AM  
2 votes:

syzygy whizz: Made it easier for the Sainted Vet to get blood from my eldest last week.


Funny, my cat usually draws blood from the vet.
2013-06-28 12:17:54 AM  
2 votes:
In other news, part of one of the more highly developed orders of predators ever found on the planet is pretty high on the sentience scale. Whoda thunk.

Yes, cats get to know the voices of the people they live with. They also remember specific tendencies, archive mistakes you've made, and hold it against you for a decade. They have unique and complex personalities, learn from each other, learn from you, judge you when you masturbate... None of this is exactly a shock to anybody who has ever spent much time around a cat.
2013-06-27 11:57:24 PM  
2 votes:
This thread is nothing more than a cheap excuse for a little Caturday on Thursday.
I don't like it, no sir, don't like it at all.
Just kidding, I like cats, even with the face eating and all...
2013-06-27 11:48:43 PM  
2 votes:
2013-06-27 11:26:24 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-06-27 11:24:43 PM  
2 votes:

I Like Bread: Cats are dicks. It's science.


Quit projecting.
2013-06-27 11:10:59 PM  
2 votes:

ReverendJimBobHammer: And they'll eat your face off before your body's cold.


And why not?  It's not like I need it anymore, and the food cans don't open themselves.
2013-06-27 11:08:23 PM  
2 votes:
Cats are dicks. It's science.
2013-06-28 08:58:33 AM  
1 votes:

rustypouch: I don't know if stupid people buy cats, or owning cats makes you stupid. With the brain parasites and all that fun.


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2013-06-28 05:54:15 AM  
1 votes:

Mr. Shabooboo: steerforth: Bonanza Jellybean: steerforth: My cat is great, but he never buries his turds in his kitty litter

Do you use scented litter? In the wild, all but the alpha cat (they live in extended communities but sleep and hunt alone) bury their poop, lest the smell offend the alpha. Some strongly scented litters (and remember, cats can smell a lot that we can't) might overwhelm a kitty and lead him/her to assume there's no risk of poop smells offending the theoretical alpha cat.

Alternatively, I've read that some animal behaviorists theorize that a cat might intentionally leave their poop unburied in order to assert their own dominance, or challenger their owner's position, but I have no idea if there's really anything to that.

Definitely no scented litter -neither of us is a fan of perfume. I use clumping clay and he's fastidious about burying his pee. He is so fastidious he has a whole routine he goes through. Sometimes I suspect he won't cover his turds because he might disturb his buried pee, and then I think I should either buy him a bigger litter box or stop talking about my bloody cat's bathroom etiquette.

 Either that or you need to take a big poo in the litter box to show him who's boss...


i do this from time to time. the boys give me much respect after that.
2013-06-28 05:10:02 AM  
1 votes:

Bonanza Jellybean: steerforth: My cat is great, but he never buries his turds in his kitty litter

Do you use scented litter? In the wild, all but the alpha cat (they live in extended communities but sleep and hunt alone) bury their poop, lest the smell offend the alpha. Some strongly scented litters (and remember, cats can smell a lot that we can't) might overwhelm a kitty and lead him/her to assume there's no risk of poop smells offending the theoretical alpha cat.

Alternatively, I've read that some animal behaviorists theorize that a cat might intentionally leave their poop unburied in order to assert their own dominance, or challenger their owner's position, but I have no idea if there's really anything to that.


Definitely no scented litter -neither of us is a fan of perfume. I use clumping clay and he's fastidious about burying his pee. He is so fastidious he has a whole routine he goes through. Sometimes I suspect he won't cover his turds because he might disturb his buried pee, and then I think I should either buy him a bigger litter box or stop talking about my bloody cat's bathroom etiquette.
2013-06-28 04:38:07 AM  
1 votes:
steerforth:
My cat is great, but he never buries his turds in his kitty litter, like he does with his piss. This is not pleasant in a one-bedroom flat, but then again I no longer feel guilty when letting off a fart when he's sitting in my lap. He looks at me like I'm a peasant, but then he remembers his turd problem, so it's all sorted.

A covered litterbox with a door was worth every penny of the $27 I paid for it. My wee furry beastie loves to take a big steaming dump just as I'm sitting down to dinner. Problem solved.
2013-06-28 03:45:57 AM  
1 votes:
aletheuo.ath.cx
2013-06-28 02:50:36 AM  
1 votes:
Cats absolutely, definitely, undoubtedly know their humans.

I had chin-length hair. One day I had it all cut off and as soon as I cam home my Russian Blue walked up and sniffed my boots as usual. Then she looked up at my head and stared in utter astonishment for a good minute. Staring intently with eyes WIDE open. She even jumped up onto the arm of the sofa for a better look.
2013-06-28 01:50:49 AM  
1 votes:

mbillips: My cat does things to irritate me, just to force me to go into the kitchen and watch him eat. He doesn't like to eat alone.

/Yes, of course I do it.


Mine as well.  She loves to have her people in groups, so much that to this day she's the only cat I know of who will try to herd humans, to get them all in one room.  Safety in numbers, I guess.
2013-06-28 01:05:58 AM  
1 votes:
My cats definitely have their own language.  It's the language of death and destruction.

And cuddles.
2013-06-28 12:56:15 AM  
1 votes:
My Bengal is very talkative - some very specific meows for different things - very distinct, she even seems to use syllables. But the best one is where she combined her meow for being annoyed with the chittering for seeing huntable animals, letting us know she wanted the bedroom curtain open so she could see if there was anything interesting outside.
2013-06-28 12:29:20 AM  
1 votes:

ReverendJimBobHammer: cptjeff: In other news, part of one of the more highly developed orders of predators ever found on the planet is pretty high on the sentience scale. Whoda thunk.

Yes, cats get to know the voices of the people they live with. They also remember specific tendencies, archive mistakes you've made, and hold it against you for a decade. They have unique and complex personalities, learn from each other, learn from you, judge you when you masturbate... None of this is exactly a shock to anybody who has ever spent much time around a cat.

You mean girl not cat don't you?


Works either way. Except that the cat will judge girls when they masturbate, too.
2013-06-28 12:24:52 AM  
1 votes:
Pussy has ignored me since jr. high school.
2013-06-28 12:19:22 AM  
1 votes:
My cat makes all kinds of funny noises, because he has a lot of Egyptian Mao blood. I recently started recording him asking for things, just for fun. Turns out, the are recognizable patterns in the sounds he makes that are pretty much the same every time.

The most common request he makes is to sit on my shoulders:

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2013-06-28 12:17:53 AM  
1 votes:
My cat does things to irritate me, just to force me to go into the kitchen and watch him eat. He doesn't like to eat alone.

/Yes, of course I do it.
2013-06-28 12:08:56 AM  
1 votes:

demonfaerie: ReverendJimBobHammer: And they'll eat your face off before your body's cold.

So do dogs, my dad's friend was found dead two weeks after he died. His face was half eaten off by his dog. It was probably because the dog was starving.


They'll both eat your face, but the dog would at least feel a little conflicted about it.
2013-06-28 12:01:03 AM  
1 votes:
That must be why she barfs on my bed almost every single night.
2013-06-27 11:35:30 PM  
1 votes:

Bonanza Jellybean: My cat is quite talkative, and definitely has a whole range of different sounds with consistent meanings. She's also coy about strangers, and usually won't "talk" to a friend or relative until she gets used to them (though she never hides from new people; she's very confident and curious). She responds to her name whenever I say it (not that she really gets the concept of a name such as it is, but she definitely recognizes that I'm communicating something), and because I whistle jazz and blues tunes a lot, we've developed a couple of short melodies that will usually bring her running. Part of that is just cats' facility for pattern recognition (and "superstitious thinking," as I've heard animal behaviorists call it; she has little routines that she thinks are integral parts of getting a treat or having a meal), but there's definitely communication happening on some level. I've also read that cats usually don't meow past infancy if they are raised in the wild (they communicate with each other and with other animals largely via scent and body language), so I suspect that they make the sounds they do with people because they are (at least some of the time) getting the responses they are looking for.


Here's a picture of the little munchkin.
i.imgur.com
2013-06-27 11:34:54 PM  
1 votes:

ReverendJimBobHammer: And they'll eat your face off before your body's cold.


My cats are welcome to eat me if I'm really dead. I'm rather worried they will start working together and eat me alive.
2013-06-27 11:32:37 PM  
1 votes:

Bonanza Jellybean: My cat is quite talkative, and definitely has a whole range of different sounds with consistent meanings. She's also coy about strangers, and usually won't "talk" to a friend or relative until she gets used to them (though she never hides from new people; she's very confident and curious). She responds to her name whenever I say it (not that she really gets the concept of a name such as it is, but she definitely recognizes that I'm communicating something), and because I whistle jazz and blues tunes a lot, we've developed a couple of short melodies that will usually bring her running. Part of that is just cats' facility for pattern recognition (and "superstitious thinking," as I've heard animal behaviorists call it; she has little routines that she thinks are integral parts of getting a treat or having a meal), but there's definitely communication happening on some level. I've also read that cats usually don't meow past infancy if they are raised in the wild (they communicate with each other and with other animals largely via scent and body language), so I suspect that they make the sounds they do with people because they are (at least some of the time) getting the responses they are looking for.


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2013-06-27 11:27:02 PM  
1 votes:
What your cat is trying to say to you...

Sad Cat Diary
2013-06-27 11:23:05 PM  
1 votes:

puppetmaster745: fark those little bastards.


Bastard coated bastards with bastard filling?
2013-06-27 11:11:01 PM  
1 votes:
My cat responds to "asshole" more than his name.

The other one doesn't respond at all.
2013-06-27 11:06:28 PM  
1 votes:
Looks like my cat is right once again!

/I hate that stupid know it all
 
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