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when she grows up she'll be like the first one and she'll dominate your computer as well as your house. B)

(*edit ~ she'll find a way in if she wants.)

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oh my gosh! at one time i did have a plethora of cats roaming about my dwelling place lol...

outdoor cats...only because i became allergic to them after my son was born.

i lived in a small town in a somewhat rural area and found an abandoned starving shivering kitten one day. i took her home and she, together with my other cat, became a permanent fixture on my porch -- the house had large, screened-in porches both in the front and back.

she had a few litters of kittens, but living in the area we did, it was ok, they had plenty of space to carouse about. one night, that was like magic, it was a full moon and preternaturally quiet, and all the little kittens were silently moving about on the dark porch, wood floor, in the moonlight...with their mama stretched out surveying their antics.

it was like a silent 3 dimensional ballet with elegant acrobatics....3 generations interacting with each other in the moonlit quiet night, leaping and reposing on all different levels of the porch, in pure silence, while i sat there silently as well, among them. it was almost like a meditation.

wow i love that memory.

when we moved to a large city, i tried bringing all the cats with me, but they were too free to stay confined to a small yard. i miss them.

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Dogs rule folks, them's are the facts.

You don't see cats helping us fight crime (K-9 units), hunt, keep out intruders, herd animals, guide the blind, or anything else useful. :sparklygrin:

*CK positions himself firmly behind his riot-shield and readies his tear-gas*

Now be nice, all you cat lovers...I'm only telling the truth. B)

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I used to be with you, CK. We've always had a cat since we got married 9 yrs ago, but she wasn't really my favorite... just kind of there. I had a retired racing greyhound and that dog was like my child... I loved him so much! Then I had my son. His life changed, as he wasn't the center of the universe anymore. Our house was no longer the quiet sanctuary that it had been at one time, and my dog was stressed. I tried to help him out by giving him a room where my child was not allowed to go. But he always had to be where the action was. One day my child, then 1 yr old, hugged him and kissed him... the dog snapped and bit him on the face. It didn't break the skin, but made a teeth-shaped bruise. I called in the dog behaviorist and got some tips, could never leave them alone together, even when I'd go to the bathroom. He snapped at my boy again and I immediately took him back to the rescue. One of the saddest days of my life. I still remember him staring at me when it was time for me to leave him there... like, "you're forgetting something". I mourned for 3 weeks and cried every day! Now he's living the good life in a very wealthy lady's house with a huge fenced in yard and a greyhound sister. He goes to weekly chiropractor appts and massage therapy. I get email updates and pics. Maybe when my child is quite a bit older, I'll get another greyhound. They are awesome pets, but are couch potatoes and like their surroundings quiet.

I've done a couple of dog trials from rescue org's since then to try to find one that will work for our family, but they've all been so destructive or rough with my little one. So I've pretty much given up. Like my son told me, "Mom, there's dog families and there's cat families... we're a cat family."

So I've embraced our cat and started appreciating her more, and I really do love her. She's always just been there in the background and sometimes we take her for granted... but I know when she's gone we'll miss her like crazy. She LOVES my son and has totally taken up with him.

What's so funny is that when we had the dog, she would act like a dog and always wanted to be by him... slept with him, everything. Now that I have chickens she acts like a chicken! She runs around the backyard right with them, sleeps with them! She's a really cool cat, and not aloof like so many are.

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Speaking of Dogs. I love em unless they are my backyard neighbors yapping everytime I even open my back door! :angry2:

Any suggestions?

My neighbor has at least 5 dogs and talks to them like you would a little child. :rolleyes:

It's the 5 that really bugs me. TWO are allowed to each home in the city where we live. <_<

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Shan: if cats aren't aloof, then they might be okay in my book. Never met a "common cat" though...they're all convinced they're royalty or something. :sparklygrin:

'berry: You can buy these sound wave emitter thingy-bobs that send out a frequency too high for humans to hear but annoying to dogs. You can put it on or near your fence and hopefully the neighbor dogs will shut up. I think you can find one here, or here.

Dr. T: Hahahaha, okay, okay, you got me with Catwoman...but I haven't seen her around lately... B)

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...You don't see cats helping us fight crime (K-9 units), hunt, keep out intruders, herd animals, guide the blind, or anything else useful. :sparklygrin:

What about the mystery movie where the victim is murdered and the only witness is the cat and the murderer does everything in his power to try to kill the cat but can't? What about that, eh? :P

Shan: if cats aren't aloof, then they might be okay in my book. Never met a "common cat" though...they're all convinced they're royalty or something. :sparklygrin:

That's because they are - the Egyptians worshipped the cat for good reason!

M.

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my boy's kitten, it has been great. so good with the kids, calm when they pick her up, no scratching. couldn't have asked for more.........but. she can't learn to go outside. i make sure she gets out alot, so she has plenty of chances. she likes being outside most of the day. i will not have a litter box, had cats before that knew how to go outside so this is something they can learn. but this kitten decided that under my bed is the place to poo. i have my boy (his cat), clean it up (he has been great and dedicated in this). we get the cat show it to her (not scrub her nose in it as my father did to ours, he'd do that and then throw them out), pick it up, take the poo and the cat outside where we want her to go, drop the poo and show it to her again, and then leave her out for at least an hour. some nights she is out all night, and i think surely she has gone, she comes in, eats and then runs to my room to poo. ??????? i end up spending the morning watching her, the second she is done eating hurry and put her out. does anyone have ideas on how to teach her to go outside?

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Speaking of Dogs. I love em unless they are my backyard neighbors yapping everytime I even open my back door! angry.gif

Any suggestions?

My neighbor has at least 5 dogs and talks to them like you would a little child. rolleyes.gif

I have a suggestion....get a paintball gun. :idea:

My kitty:

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purebred Egyptian Mau. Beautiful little cat. Its spotted!

I got it for free, my aunt breeds them. They normally sell for around $5-600 per cat.

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Wow Frank! That is one beautiful cat!!

Almom, I'm sorry to hear of your problems training your kitty. My kitty used to poo in my daughter's bedroom and beside our toilet, lol...We read that you ought to put something over the area (after cleaning it up) that put's the cat off pooing there...trouble is, I can't remember what it is they suggested putting down!! Could have been vinegar but you might want to check that out online!

If you don't want a litter tray indoors, perhaps you could use one outside temporarily, as when we've litter trained our kitties we then move the tray outside so the kitty gets used to using it outside, then moves onto just going out and using whatever piece of grass is available...poor neighbours, lol. :)

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