Feline Follies

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Alienesse, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    I played with the park cats today. One-eyed kitty is taking nicely to the park, is very friendly but a little skittish, and the other cats are tolerating him.


    However today was unusual. I'm about to leave when I hear a rustle in the bushes. Out from under the dead leaves and other things fallen from the trees. Out from under it pops a turtle head. The turtle not only starts coming to me, but comes faster when I call out to it. It stops about ten inches from me, where the cat food is. I tip the plastic container holding the food over for the turtle. He proceeds to eat the cat food. Finally, Mr. Turtle has had his fill and the cats appear to annoy him, so he goes back off to his hiding place.


    This is not the first time we've had a turtle know where the cat food is and come when they are fed. Hell, it may be the same turtle.
     
  2. Finn

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    Found this. I observed it near end of walking Finn. Seemed friendly. When I took Finn out for the night, it was right by the door. It seemed to want to come indoors. It doesn't like Finn (dogs). We took it in, set up a crate in the bathroom. We think it's a she and she seemed to like the bathroom (why we set up the crate there in the first place).

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    Our cat doesn't seem to care for a second cat around.
     
  3. auntiehill

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    Aw! She's pretty. Maybe once she gets used to it, she and the other animals will get along better.
     
  4. Finn

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    I just heard back from a local rescue group. The lady said pets are often abandoned in my part of town. I suspect the cat used to live in the building behind ours. There was a cat that looked a lot like this one who would sit by the window. I'd see it when I took the dog out. I don't think I've seen that cat in a while. Perhaps, it's the same cat and the owner(s) let it out when they moved out.
     
  5. auntiehill

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    That's sad. I've never understood how people could do that. You're a good person for looking out for her.
     
  6. StarCruiser

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    Sometimes, when people move, they don't know that you have to keep the cat (or dog usually) inside for a couple of weeks so they acclimate to the new digs. Otherwise, they'll just run right back towards home...
     
  7. Finn

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    I put up flyers around my part of town. I dont think it was from one of the apartments anymore. I got the feeling she's an outdoor cat with a family and house somewhere not far from here.

    My wife's childhood cat used to disappear for days at a time because he found a family in a nearby subdivison who thought he was a stray. That cat was fed canned tuna. Of course that cat loved it.
     
  8. tharpdevenport

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    Cats: they'll do ya like that.

    It could also be he got tired of her previous home and looked to adopt a new owner. I had seen that before in a BBC documentary called "The Secret Lives of Cats", but then I witnessed it first hand when the cat from across the street tried to adopt me (I can't afford it and live with somebody who has dogs), then when that failed, adopted the another house with cats. He compeltely ignores the old owners. He does, however, still come to me for treats and playing around since they leave him outside overnight and often during the day.
     
  9. Shark

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    This thread makes me really miss my little buddies. Thanks all for sharing.
     
  10. Finn

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    So we let Chloe go (the wife named it Chloe). It has been screaming all evening. She clearly likes us, but acted like she has some place to go to. I strongly believe she has a home a couple miles away but wandered so much two days ago so she decided to stay with us for the night.

    I've heard stories of folks who had cats who disappear for days, including some old friends and even my own wife. Chloe must be one of those cats. Emma definitely is not.
     
  11. Saga

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  12. auntiehill

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    So cute! Looks like they could be ripped right out of a cat calendar.
     
  13. Saga

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    ^LOL! That's a great one.
     
  15. Shanndee

    Shanndee Commodore Commodore

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    Great shots Saga! I so love this litter of kittens <3
     
  16. Saga

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    thanks guys.
     
  17. TremblingBluStar

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    Sometimes I think my cats need this. Cat exorcism:

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voU5p6JUsSo[/yt]

    I mean, scratching at the bedroom door at 5am. Not cool guys!
     
  18. Unicron

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    Problem is, cats all have some form of inherent evil. So any exorcisms would only be temporary. :p
     
  19. TremblingBluStar

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    Having crawled under my house in a rainstorm to find a stuck kitty, I agree.
     
  20. Captain Ice

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    I'm home recovering from surgery today. I just woke up from a nap and found this at my feet....

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