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2007-07-28 08:47:27 PM  
/There ya go
2007-07-28 08:49:21 PM  
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2007-07-28 09:00:27 PM  
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2007-07-28 09:10:45 PM  
my first attempt at a caturday macro

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2007-07-28 09:22:04 PM  
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2007-07-28 09:45:35 PM  
i can has caption?
2007-07-28 09:49:21 PM  

is that a hitler cat?
2007-07-28 09:51:08 PM  
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2007-07-28 09:59:18 PM  
when will this die?
2007-07-28 10:11:43 PM  
We have a new kitten. (Pictured above, posed in the coffeepot.) We found him as a feral and, while the outdoors are a little too dangerous, we don't want him to miss out on nature. So we've built a little collapsible screened cat-pen (about 7 by 7 feet,) and we let him have 'outside time' in that. He mostly sleeps in the sunshine or chases the odd bird that perches on the mesh. We are also training him to walk on a leash with a cat harness, and it's going well.

The weird thing is that he prefers the cat gym we built inside out of Aldi boxes and duct tape. Maybe it's the air conditioning. Some cats really do prefer life indoors.
2007-07-28 10:24:10 PM  
My cats are all outdoor cats. At least when it's not snowing.
They have joined the neighborhood mafia, and on most nights, you can see all of them on the steps outside my house. I'm pretty sure they are subletting the basement to the skunks, and the attic to the raccoons. The bear hasn't been around in a while... wonder what they did to get him to go away...

But they haven't chased off the dear, and that's all I really care about.
2007-07-28 10:32:44 PM  
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2007-07-28 10:34:25 PM  

It's a good thing your kitties didn't chase off your "dear"... I would be pretty upset about that, too......And as much as I like deer It just wouldn't bother me as much as the former.
2007-07-28 10:37:41 PM  
eddyatwork: I used to like cats until I came to Fark. Now I hate them. FARK CATS! I want to punch every cat in the face!

I think you've misunderstood things a bit.

The cats in all those pictures don't actually endorse the messages presented, it's some silly humans making and posting them.
2007-07-28 10:41:26 PM  
Indoor cats can be happy ... it just means more work for the owner. If you want to let your cat out it should be on a leash. An alternative to a leash is to build a cat enclosure like this:


Otherwise your cat will do what comes naturally, namely kill birds, etc. I have read that North American cats may kill as many as a billion songbirds in North America per year. This article says hundreds of millions:


And this one says that cats kill between 50 and a 150 million in Wisconsin alone:


In many parts of North America, common songbirds are disappearing and outdoor cats are a large reason why.

Also, I can understand wanting your cat to be free but that means the possibility of your cat lying in ditch for hours with a shattered body waiting to die. And that is no kindness.
2007-07-28 10:42:37 PM  

Awesome. I haven't laughed that hard in a while.
2007-07-28 10:55:53 PM  
I can second the lengths a cat owner would go for a cat. About a year ago our cat ran off. We spent several hundred dollars in full color posters, a night vision camera and a new VCR, Nighttime feedings, hundreds of hours searching, going through the densest jungles of Lamma Island, a US$600 reward offering, talking to pet detectives in the US and a pet psychic who told us our cat was dead.

I think I know why he ran away, the animal shelter does an alley cat project. One of the strays in our neighborhood had kittens. The alley cat people captured them where they spay and neuter cats and release them into areas where people would care for them. They released the 4 kittens and another one from HK Island. It was weird, the bond between the mother and the kittens were broken. When they came back, they wanted nothing to do with each other. I think our cat seeing all these new cats and me and my girlfriend feeding them caused him to runaway in a fit of jealousy.

I still remember seeing him the night he ran away, I was going to call him in, but it was still early so I figured he could stay out later. (yes, we still would have let him stay outside, he was jumping off the second floor balcony to get outside, he had his kitty friends).

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Still miss the little guy...

Add Macro at your pleasure. Teh Funnie, I ain't got it.
2007-07-28 11:10:29 PM  
We had one of our two cats put down recently. About 7 years ago, we spent about $1000 after he developed a bladder stone and pancreatitus. He had recently been dropping weight and not eating much, and the bloodwork showed kidney problems. So we had to give him fluids every day, which he didn't particularly enjoy, but it made him much happier overall. One morning he was very skittish and acting strangely, and was off his food. Took him in and had blood work done (and they said his BP was very high). That afternoon he was on his favorite rug, had urinated, and hadn't moved out of it. That was enough of a quality of life issue that we decided it was time. Since this was over the course of a few months, I didn't total up the costs, but I'm sure we dropped another $1000.

As for cats going outside...it's fine if you have a farm and the cats are there to keep the rodents out of the barn. But for a house cat, there are a lot of reasons to keep them inside. Not only is there the risk to the cat, but a roaming cat will annoy others by crapping in their gardens or leaving critter parts around. Roaming cats can also have a significant impact on native bird populations. Finally, an outdoor cat can bring in diseases that can impact humans, like toxoplasmosis.
2007-07-28 11:27:59 PM  
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2007-07-28 11:37:54 PM  
To be honest, I'm more worried about my neighbor (a hippy who we finally cajoled into bathing, but still only uses cold water... ugh) tracking in random diseases. Or how my other neighbor (also a hippy, but she bathes more often than the other) refuses to kill the black widows that keep getting in. I have a secret stash of Raid. And they can't figure out how to flush the farking toilet, either.

As for song birds... have you ever had a song bird with babies in your roof? For years because no one can get them out? I don't really like song birds.

Besides- cats are having fun dismembering damn spitting grass hoppers. If only they could take out that damn wood pecker...
2007-07-28 11:47:32 PM  
If you're using picturetrail.com, you FAIL.
2007-07-28 11:48:07 PM  
Godly thread...
2007-07-28 11:53:51 PM  
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2007-07-29 12:05:21 AM  
My cat: you should caption him.

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2007-07-29 12:09:37 AM  
:D Fun with masks -

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/Paid 400$ in vet bills last week
//Turns out my cats are allergic to vaccines
///Would do it again, I love my kitties
2007-07-29 12:27:13 AM  
does anybody know what the "fear me" cat is? is it real? what breed?
2007-07-29 12:45:56 AM  
Is not cat, but that not stop me b4:

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2007-07-29 01:13:09 AM  
Outlaw2097: lightning is a diabetic. cats can get diabetes. he needs insulin shots twice a day. in enters my dad. thats his favorite activity every day: shooting up his cat. and if he is off by a couple of minutes, he freaks out. quite funny.

lightning is now treated like an indoor dog: you call, he comes. you lay down food, then shoot him up. i dont even want to phathom the annual cost of insulin and treats to coax him in to get the shot plus medical bills for the vet to shoot up the cat while were out of town...

I too have a diabetic cat. We call her twice daily feedings the "bleed and feed". She honestly doesn't mind being poked in the ear that much, and she barely notices the shot. Micro is 17 now, has been getting the shots for about 5 years. She is otherwise healthy and happy.

Outlaw, look up "glargine insulin for cats". We buy one bottle per year, about $75, we give her 1-3 units per day. The Walgreen's test strips are less than half the cost of most other blood test strips, needles are cheap at Costco, and Fancy Feast is a really great food for diabetic cats. If you need more info, email me privately.

/threadjack over, back to your regularly scheduled Caturday
2007-07-29 01:38:46 AM  
Omnivorous: Meow Cat Rescue and the ASPCA have put together a profile of 9 cat personalities -- or feline-alities -- to help potential adopters:

They don't have my parent's cat. Evil yet affectionate. "Vampire", I guess.

For A_Big_Red_Box:
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2007-07-29 01:41:37 AM  
Blade Danger: My cat: you should caption him.


is not caturday. is thursday.

culd nevur get the hang of thursdays.

/yes, re-reading THHGTTG
2007-07-29 02:07:09 AM  
We kept Milo inside for the first two years of his life because we did, in fact, live in a suburb right next to a freeway. When I was seven, I was allowed to take him outside on the screened-in porch while I held him if it was nice out, and I did it often, but he didn't get to roam.

When we moved to a place with some acreage, we installed a kitty door so Milo and Zeus, the new addition, could go outside as they pleased. Zeus didn't give two shiats about it, even when we'd give him treats to go through it. He much preferred the indoors with his bed and kitty toys.

Milo went outside exactly once, to chase a squirrel. He went through the door, pounced, and then looked around and just FROZE. Then he started meowing pitifully, like the part-Siamese he is, refusing to move. I wanted to go out to him but my parents told me eventually he'd get used to it, just let him explore. Thirty minutes later they got sick of the caterwauling and let me pick him up and bring him inside.

Since then, he fights you when you try to take him outside. Once he jumped out of my arms and made a beeline for the kitty door to get back inside. Perhaps I have the only agoraphobic cat in the world, but my cats are indoor cats by their own choices. Or were, anyway--Zeus had a stroke that rendered him a vegetable and we had to put him down, and Milo's old and feeble now--he will likely die within the year.

But Caturday is for lolcats, not arguments!

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2007-07-29 02:14:43 AM  
TikiAndTorch : Oscar cuts it a bit close but he's never been wrong 24/24 as of that interview today?
For those who missed, Oscar lives in a nursing home and as soon as he decides its time to join someone in their bed the nurses know tat there is 2-4 hours left at they better get the relatives.

I think Animal Planet ran something close to it, But I think he was mainly a pain reliever I can't remember if he shared the reapers sense.

That Article writer is full of it, as for 11k it would depend on if I had the money.
Indoor/Outdoor most of the cats I have had have been Indoor cats
If I owned a house with a yard I would bury one of those perimeter cables they sell and CHIP IMPLANT even those that are meant to be inside, I have an SRO, and am really up in the air (possible as care cat) but I would then have to hire someone to change the litter -weakest constitution you have ever seen.

+ cat,much larger room than a cage, could hire someone weekly to clean room
- SRO,2 rooms 1+bath, litter box, would need to screen the windows
- cleaner $40-50?, just 1 cat (ideal 3, who to play with who,whose napping just not in mood)

Kind of serious here need to run it through my mind
2007-07-29 02:33:16 AM  
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2007-07-29 04:23:04 AM  
loldude, it's a Scottish Fold.
2007-07-29 04:49:39 AM  
Huzzah for Caturday!
2007-07-29 05:16:25 AM  
xBIGxEASYx Those are great! It must be so easy captioning since ya'll really sound like that when ya'll talk down there.

Saints one is mah favorite.

Not hating.
Check the profile.
2007-07-29 05:35:16 AM  
whisk666: I'd spend any amount of money to save any one of my 5 cats. When my cat Chewy was diagnosed with CRF, I immediately began looking into the kidney transplant option, as she was only 9 and I lived in one of the few cities with a vet school that performed the procedure at the time. Sadly, she was misdiagnosed by a vet who assumed, since I was a student, I wouldn't want to spend all the money needed to get a correct diagnosis, and never offered me the option. By the time the renal lymphoma was properly diagnosed by a competent vet, it was too late to save her. I don't regret a single penny I spent once the correct diagnosis was made by that competent vet, even though I couldn't keep her with me.

/went after the bastard incompetent vet who didn't offer me any diagnostic options and got back every penny, though. He swore from then on out he would offer the testing to every owner. I like to think of that as Chewy's legacy.

and you sure, a moron. Get a new farking cat and get over it.
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2007-07-29 03:06:03 PM  
Late. Slept through Caturday
My NevasLegend Elizaveta of Snowbrook, aka "Kisa Kot"
Best. Cat. EVAR.
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2007-07-29 03:30:10 PM  
Super late to the game. What else is new.

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2007-07-29 06:43:18 PM  
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First day outside - discovers green pond weed != green grass
2007-07-29 07:08:05 PM  
geetus: There'll be no commenting on TFA in this thread. Only cat pics.


/gratuitously stolen from a few caturdays ago

I so gotta show that to Shannon's mom. She'd get a kick out of it!
2007-07-29 08:40:00 PM  
Khajja the Fang I loved that game!
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