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2021-01-24 5:38:20 PM  
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2021-01-24 5:40:35 PM  

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Proof that Clapton (fark that racist) didn't have a cat.
 
2021-01-24 5:44:36 PM  
I like how the cat looks back at the human like "Aren't you going to do something about this??" Before just taking charge.
 
2021-01-24 5:54:38 PM  
Remember that cat who saved the life of a 5 year old boy who got attacked by a dog?
 
2021-01-24 6:05:39 PM  
If you think cats are indifferent, 1) they don't care and 2) you've denied yourself one of the best things in life, having a cat interact and love you.
 
2021-01-24 6:06:37 PM  
I'm more worried about the cat in that position to be honest.
 
2021-01-24 6:08:02 PM  
we don't deserve cats
 
2021-01-24 6:30:18 PM  
If cats are indifferent to you, it's because you're not worth the time.
 
2021-01-24 6:36:04 PM  

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Proof that Clapton (fark that racist) didn't have a cat.


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2021-01-24 6:53:10 PM  
The cat is acting in its own self-interest. The cat can't steal the kid's soul if the kid is dead.
 
2021-01-24 6:53:39 PM  

kudayta: I'm more worried about the cat in that position to be honest.


I thought the same thing.  Second time watching I noticed the toddler cling on to what is likely some netting. It's a few seconds into the video.
 
2021-01-24 7:17:46 PM  

PopcornJunky: kudayta: I'm more worried about the cat in that position to be honest.

I thought the same thing.  Second time watching I noticed the toddler cling on to what is likely some netting. It's a few seconds into the video.


Yeah, I see what you're saying now.  I guess when the kitty is straddling the lower rail, he's got the net to his right keeping him on the patio.  That, and his inhuman ability to balance.  Cats are awesome.
 
2021-01-24 7:22:14 PM  
Seems like a problem that a nice length of pvc pipe stuck in the door track would solve forever
 
2021-01-24 7:27:21 PM  
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2021-01-24 7:41:05 PM  
Cats are only uninterested in humans who they don't care about and don't have any major effect on their lives.  He wants the kid to stay around so he can keep stealing food from them.
 
2021-01-24 7:45:06 PM  
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2021-01-24 7:54:56 PM  
Meanwhile my asshole cat just jumped up onto the stove, looked right at me, grabbed a ham bone, and ran with it.
 
2021-01-24 7:56:25 PM  

Znuh: If you think cats are indifferent, 1) they don't care and 2) you've denied yourself one of the best things in life, having a cat interact and love you.


We had a campus feral named Tiffany who was a silver tabby.  Beautiful but wary.  Over the years that I knew her she went from standoffish to friendly, with a ticklish bit in between where she would approach with her tail up but claw you if you got too close.

Her health went into decline, so I volunteered to take her in.  For about four months she was my touchy roommate.  She eventually started to go downhill, and when she spent all of Thursday lying flat in the bathroom, I knew that it was time.

That night, I found that she had crawled all the way from the dark corner of the bathroom to my bedroom.  I put her down on one of my shirts, hoping the smell might give her comfort.  She somehow turned herself around to get her head next to the bed, and I reached down and stroked her head and under her chin.  She gave me the tiniest ghost of a purr.

I found her gone the next morning.  She'd dragged herself under the bed.

Cats love with their whole heart once they give it away.  But they don't give it cheap.  If a cat loves you, rejoice, because it's a thing beyond cost.  And if a feral cat loves you, treasure that forever.
 
2021-01-24 9:08:05 PM  

Chariset: Znuh: If you think cats are indifferent, 1) they don't care and 2) you've denied yourself one of the best things in life, having a cat interact and love you.

We had a campus feral named Tiffany who was a silver tabby.  Beautiful but wary.  Over the years that I knew her she went from standoffish to friendly, with a ticklish bit in between where she would approach with her tail up but claw you if you got too close.

Her health went into decline, so I volunteered to take her in.  For about four months she was my touchy roommate.  She eventually started to go downhill, and when she spent all of Thursday lying flat in the bathroom, I knew that it was time.

That night, I found that she had crawled all the way from the dark corner of the bathroom to my bedroom.  I put her down on one of my shirts, hoping the smell might give her comfort.  She somehow turned herself around to get her head next to the bed, and I reached down and stroked her head and under her chin.  She gave me the tiniest ghost of a purr.

I found her gone the next morning.  She'd dragged herself under the bed.

Cats love with their whole heart once they give it away.  But they don't give it cheap.  If a cat loves you, rejoice, because it's a thing beyond cost.  And if a feral cat loves you, treasure that forever.


We have two feral kitties. Sheba and Soli. They are great. We also have two kitties we took in shortly after birth because mom would leave for a day  or so. Those two are the most loveable because no food is required by them. They just want to be with us. Tanner and Tabby are wonderful. Maybe because they didn't get the tome outside like the other two did.
 
2021-01-24 9:09:43 PM  

WTFDYW: Chariset: Znuh: If you think cats are indifferent, 1) they don't care and 2) you've denied yourself one of the best things in life, having a cat interact and love you.

We had a campus feral named Tiffany who was a silver tabby.  Beautiful but wary.  Over the years that I knew her she went from standoffish to friendly, with a ticklish bit in between where she would approach with her tail up but claw you if you got too close.

Her health went into decline, so I volunteered to take her in.  For about four months she was my touchy roommate.  She eventually started to go downhill, and when she spent all of Thursday lying flat in the bathroom, I knew that it was time.

That night, I found that she had crawled all the way from the dark corner of the bathroom to my bedroom.  I put her down on one of my shirts, hoping the smell might give her comfort.  She somehow turned herself around to get her head next to the bed, and I reached down and stroked her head and under her chin.  She gave me the tiniest ghost of a purr.

I found her gone the next morning.  She'd dragged herself under the bed.

Cats love with their whole heart once they give it away.  But they don't give it cheap.  If a cat loves you, rejoice, because it's a thing beyond cost.  And if a feral cat loves you, treasure that forever.

We have two feral kitties. Sheba and Soli. They are great. We also have two kitties we took in shortly after birth because mom would leave for a day  or so. Those two are the most loveable because no food is required by them. They just want to be with us. Tanner and Tabby are wonderful. Maybe because they didn't get the tome outside like the other two did.


Please excuse the speeling error.
 
2021-01-24 9:14:59 PM  

iheartscotch: Seems like a problem that a nice length of pvc pipe stuck in the door track would solve forever


I'm assuming you're childless. I'm also hoping you're childless.
 
2021-01-24 9:15:55 PM  

Albert911emt: The cat is acting in its own self-interest. The cat can't steal the kid's soul if the kid is dead.


Cat doesn't care about the soul. That's HIS railing. He doesn't want the kid's grubby hands all over it.
 
2021-01-24 9:17:23 PM  
I feel so corny writing about this, but my 8 year old black cat is the most affectionate cat I've ever owned. He comes up to me and strokes my face gently with his paw (no claws ever), and gives me very light love bites on my nose. He cuddles up when I am reading on the iPad in bed so he's lying upside down but cradled in my arm with his head at the crook of my shoulder. He occasionally will raise his paw up to gently touch my face while I'm reading and purrs the whole time. Right now I'm on the couch and he's curled up next to me. He's just amazing. He minds and understands a lot of words. He was a bottle fed kitten which may account for some of this behavior, but it's just so adorable I can barely stand it. I am very lucky.
 
2021-01-24 9:18:25 PM  
"Cats love with their whole heart once they give it away.  But they don't give it cheap.  If a cat loves you, rejoice, because it's a thing beyond cost.  And if a feral cat loves you, treasure that forever"

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This x1000......best way I've ever heard it put.

/Booboo keeping my foot warm. 🕉
 
2021-01-24 9:21:03 PM  
I'll ask Abra when she is sitting on my hip, licking my nose while I try to sleep

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2021-01-25 12:05:06 AM  

dodecahedron: I feel so corny writing about this, but my 8 year old black cat is the most affectionate cat I've ever owned. He comes up to me and strokes my face gently with his paw (no claws ever), and gives me very light love bites on my nose. He cuddles up when I am reading on the iPad in bed so he's lying upside down but cradled in my arm with his head at the crook of my shoulder. He occasionally will raise his paw up to gently touch my face while I'm reading and purrs the whole time. Right now I'm on the couch and he's curled up next to me. He's just amazing. He minds and understands a lot of words. He was a bottle fed kitten which may account for some of this behavior, but it's just so adorable I can barely stand it. I am very lucky.


I have one like that.

I had been feeding a feral cat in my yard. Eventually, I was able to coax her closer and closer after a few years, and once I was able to stroke her back while she was eating a couple of times before she ran off. Then, I didn't see her for a few weeks. I saw another cat in the yard, similar coloring but I knew it wasn't her. I was mad at the new cat for chasing off a feral I had worked so hard on. Over the next few weeks, I saw this new cat many times from various windows, but did not go out to it.

Then one day...

The new cat saw me standing in the backdoor way and the dang thing came trotting right up to me, tail high!

I saw that she was very small and that her feet were deformed.

She came right to me, meowing and purring, and insisting that I pet her. This was not at all like the previous feral, this kitty wanted petting. I knew this because she ignored the food bowl I got for her and just demanded my hands on her. She only turned to the food when I went back into the house.

I thought she must be a lost kitty because she was so friendly, but no one had lost a cat. She had no collar, and when we finally took her in and took her to a vet first thing (didn't want to give my other indoor only cats a disease), she had no chip, and when they shaved her stomach, she had tattoos from a feral cat colony spay and release program. She'd already been spayed and her ear notch said she'd had her shots. It was kind of amazing. The only thing wrong with her were her polydactyl feet. Her claws had grown into her flesh pretty seriously and she would have died from an infection if we hadn't taken her in and gotten her help. She was about a year old, maybe a few months less, and she would never grow any bigger. She's 8lbs.

We've had her for six years now. She has turned out to be the most loving, most affectionate, most adorable cat I have ever had, including the other two that were already ours. All she wants is human hands on her body, or to be sitting on me or beside me or following me around the house as my tiny gray escort. She does LOVE her water, she is johnny on the spot when the water bowl is refilled. We can only imagine that she did okay hunting for herself, but clean, cool water was a rarity for her. She will spend five minutes drinking when we first put the water down - but above all things, she loves us.

She is most grateful for being adopted and doesn't miss the outdoors at all. She never even attempts to go near an open door. The only thing she hates is when we clip her claws, but even then, she (more or less) patiently puts up with it and never avoids us afterwards - it's like "Glad that's over! Now PET ME!"
 
2021-01-25 12:30:51 AM  
"Cat saves tiny hooman... for later."
 
2021-01-25 3:04:58 AM  
My cat saved my ass when I was 3.

We used to live on Trutch Island. Google it. Back in the 70s when we were there, it was a troposcatter repeater station carrying phone traffic from Alaska to the contiguous 48. Top of the hill was the radios and us, bottom of the hill was the gensets and a mechanic plus family.

I got loose one january. 3 years old, right? Parents were trying to figure out where the hell I went.

Well, Merlin started to bite the HELL out of my dad, and wouldn't let up until dad followed him down the hill. Led him to me, cold, blue, and in a snowbank. I'd literally have been dead if that cat hadn't dragged dad to me. I was WAY the fark down the hill in a hollow. They'd never have found me before hypothermia killed me.

Let me mention Merlin massed about 12 pounds. One day when I was 10 or so, I was being chased home on my bicycle by a german shepherd with a bad attitude. I wasn't sure how I was going to make the transition from bicycle to inside the house... Merlin solved that by unassing from the raised deck's railing onto the dog. Rode the dog back to his house, biting and clawing the whole way. Owner threatened to have our cat put down for farking up his dog. Dad offered to sic the cat on him. I asked if I could shoot the dog.

To join the chorus: if your cat is indifferent, it's because you suck. If you're not a shiathead, your cat is family and will act as such.
 
2021-01-25 8:26:39 AM  
I've had a lot of cats in my lifetime and they have each brought a special magic to my time with them.

Just for one day--I would love to experience life as they do...

Binocular vision...heightened hearing and the ability of an Olympic gymnist...

It really looks like it would be fun to jump and catch some small, pulsating creature with your teeth.

No, I'm really not weird.
 
2021-01-25 10:58:26 AM  

ArkAngel: Albert911emt: The cat is acting in its own self-interest. The cat can't steal the kid's soul if the kid is dead.

Cat doesn't care about the soul. That's HIS railing. He doesn't want the kid's grubby hands all over it.


Inter-species cooperation between predators is well established in nature, but territorial instincts are still presented.
 
2021-01-25 11:00:43 AM  
Wrong tab. Thought I was in STEM.
 
2021-01-25 11:05:42 AM  

GrendelMk1: To join the chorus: if your cat is indifferent, it's because you suck. If you're not a shiathead, your cat is family and will act as such.



My last cat acted like an abusive boyfriend. He'd get mad, attack me and leave me bleeding. Then in a day or two he'd come sniffing around looking for love.
 
2021-01-25 11:09:34 AM  
fark cameras. The world is not waiting to be turned into an image.
 
2021-01-25 11:35:33 AM  
My sister had a licensed day care in her home.  If there was an infant there, the cat would sit next to him/her.  If any of the toddlers came up that cat would put herself between the toddler and the baby.  If the toddler was acting crazy, the cat would give a good swat (claws in) and a hiss to scare the toddler away.  Funny thing was that the cat never had a litter and lived four years with no kids prior to this.  Once, one of the Moms, in frustration, yelled at her kid to HURRY UP!  The cat charged her.  I thought the lady was going to pee her pants.  The lady started telling my sister that she shouldn't keep a dangerous cat in a day care and the cat walked right up to her son and rubbed up next to him and rolled over to be pet, purring the whole time.  Every time that lady came to drop off or pick up her son, that cat would stare at her the whole time.
 
2021-01-25 1:31:43 PM  
Only thing missing was a cat paw thump on the top of the head.
 
2021-01-25 1:59:24 PM  

silvervial: dodecahedron: I feel so corny writing about this, but my 8 year old black cat is the most affectionate cat I've ever owned. He comes up to me and strokes my face gently with his paw (no claws ever), and gives me very light love bites on my nose. He cuddles up when I am reading on the iPad in bed so he's lying upside down but cradled in my arm with his head at the crook of my shoulder. He occasionally will raise his paw up to gently touch my face while I'm reading and purrs the whole time. Right now I'm on the couch and he's curled up next to me. He's just amazing. He minds and understands a lot of words. He was a bottle fed kitten which may account for some of this behavior, but it's just so adorable I can barely stand it. I am very lucky.

I have one like that.

I had been feeding a feral cat in my yard. Eventually, I was able to coax her closer and closer after a few years, and once I was able to stroke her back while she was eating a couple of times before she ran off. Then, I didn't see her for a few weeks. I saw another cat in the yard, similar coloring but I knew it wasn't her. I was mad at the new cat for chasing off a feral I had worked so hard on. Over the next few weeks, I saw this new cat many times from various windows, but did not go out to it.

Then one day...

The new cat saw me standing in the backdoor way and the dang thing came trotting right up to me, tail high!

I saw that she was very small and that her feet were deformed.

She came right to me, meowing and purring, and insisting that I pet her. This was not at all like the previous feral, this kitty wanted petting. I knew this because she ignored the food bowl I got for her and just demanded my hands on her. She only turned to the food when I went back into the house.

I thought she must be a lost kitty because she was so friendly, but no one had lost a cat. She had no collar, and when we finally took her in and took her to a vet first thing (didn't want to give my other indoor only cats a disease), she had no chip, and when they shaved her stomach, she had tattoos from a feral cat colony spay and release program. She'd already been spayed and her ear notch said she'd had her shots. It was kind of amazing. The only thing wrong with her were her polydactyl feet. Her claws had grown into her flesh pretty seriously and she would have died from an infection if we hadn't taken her in and gotten her help. She was about a year old, maybe a few months less, and she would never grow any bigger. She's 8lbs.

We've had her for six years now. She has turned out to be the most loving, most affectionate, most adorable cat I have ever had, including the other two that were already ours. All she wants is human hands on her body, or to be sitting on me or beside me or following me around the house as my tiny gray escort. She does LOVE her water, she is johnny on the spot when the water bowl is refilled. We can only imagine that she did okay hunting for herself, but clean, cool water was a rarity for her. She will spend five minutes drinking when we first put the water down - but above all things, she loves us.

She is most grateful for being adopted and doesn't miss the outdoors at all. She never even attempts to go near an open door. The only thing she hates is when we clip her claws, but even then, she (more or less) patiently puts up with it and never avoids us afterwards - it's like "Glad that's over! Now PET ME!"


Gracious, it is something when they do that!


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This little guy showed up in October, about 12 weeks old, already down one of his nine lives.

On the evening of October 18th, I heard him crying at the back door. I fed him, and he hung out in the yard for the next 24 hours. Around noon on the 19th, I saw him in this position and went into "panicked cat catching" mode... Tried to corner him using Mr Otera's help, sat outside with him for hours, kept offering him food....  I had no idea when he had lost that hind left foot, but the moment I saw that stump, I knew he had to come inside!

As it was getting later in the day, I decided the little guy was coming inside that night now matter what. FIL had some (basically unseasoned) chicken livers leftover in the fridge from his lunch....
I took some of those outside and very quickly had a kitten in my lap. Moments later, he was in my bedroom, finishing the plate of chicken livers.

He's doing great.
In fact, he's a little bit of a favorite for the wonderful Caturday folks to photoshop!

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2021-01-25 2:36:36 PM  
Cute video. Annoying music.
 
2021-01-25 5:03:26 PM  
Cats? Indifferent? Forgive me while I contemplate the unpossibility of such a thing:
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I'll take "Death Certificate Notations" for 200$ Alex.
What is "smothered by cat"?
 
2021-01-25 8:04:09 PM  

kudayta: PopcornJunky: kudayta: I'm more worried about the cat in that position to be honest.

I thought the same thing.  Second time watching I noticed the toddler cling on to what is likely some netting. It's a few seconds into the video.

Yeah, I see what you're saying now.  I guess when the kitty is straddling the lower rail, he's got the net to his right keeping him on the patio.  That, and his inhuman ability to balance.  Cats are awesome.


They also have an inhuman ability to fall:

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-174​9​2802

or if you're in the mood to listen:

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/​r​adiolab/segments/94843-taking-plunge

The gist: "cats falling between five and nine stories are the ones most likely to be injured. Fall from a higher story, though, and your odds of survival are better."
Apparently because at that point they have enough time to fully accomplish their "aerial righting reflex."
 
2021-01-25 10:16:34 PM  
My paraplegic cat is happiest when he's in arm's length of scritches, because he can't do it himself that well anymore.
 
2021-01-26 6:56:20 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: My paraplegic cat is happiest when he's in arm's length of scritches, because he can't do it himself that well anymore.


My physically able cats are happiest when they're in arms length of scritches because they're too lazy to do it themselves anymore.
 
2021-01-26 8:59:31 AM  

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Proof that Clapton (fark that racist) didn't have a cat.


I need a flashlight (torch) to read comments that dark.
 
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