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Old 07-16-18, 06:52 AM
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This picture is bringing tears to my eyes! I wish I could adopt them all. They are just hoping for a chance at a good life. They have so much to offer. When they get that chance, the humans and animals all have a much better life together.

You're a real softy, Seypat. Wonderful post.

Me too.
I love cats. And the ones that have had a rough life, even more.
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Old 07-16-18, 07:08 AM
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Old 07-16-18, 09:25 AM
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Felix is the official name now.
Update on this one. Felix didn't stick as a name, either. "Mr. Bingley," the smiling, happy character out of Pride And Prejudice has. We found out that Mr Bingley was a neighborhood cul de sac cat a couple of streets over. The lady that took care of him moved and nobody else in the cul de sac took over. He is just about trained to using a litter box now. The only obstacle is that he looks for the litter box, bumps into it, but doesn't climb over into it. Does his thing next to it. If I pick him up and put him in it, then he uses it. I am going to build a ramped, elevated platform around the box so he won't have to step over the sides.

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Old 07-16-18, 10:10 AM
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A couple of weekends ago, Mr. Bingley and I had quite the scare. I was dumping stuff from my van into the dumpster on a Sunday night. Mr Bingley was sniffing around the back of the buildings. I glanced across at the other buildings. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted this "beast" stalking us. I about $hit my pants! His eyes were kind of glowy. I thought I saw his tail wagging. It was a wolf, a mountain lion, or something like that. It's on the far side on the 3rd plateau from the bottom. I quickly found Mr. Bingley. I scooped him up and zoomed back to the warehouse door. I put him in and grabbed something for a weapon. I walked back outside and jumped into my car. I turned it around and shined the lights over to scare away the beast. Continued in the next post.

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Old 07-16-18, 10:24 AM
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The beast turned out to be a..............pallet monster. I called my wife and we had a good laugh about it.
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Old 07-16-18, 10:49 AM
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That's cats for you!
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Old 07-16-18, 10:54 AM
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Pride of lions outside my office.
Great picture!
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Old 07-16-18, 06:35 PM
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The only obstacle is that he looks for the litter box, bumps into it, but doesn't climb over into it. Does his thing next to it. If I pick him up and put him in it, then he uses it. I am going to build a ramped, elevated platform around the box so he won't have to step over the sides.
We use a thing we got from the container store that was designed for holding newspapers for recycling. 3 sides are high, but the front is really low so it is easy for the cats to get in and out.
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Old 07-16-18, 07:15 PM
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We use a thing we got from the container store that was designed for holding newspapers for recycling. 3 sides are high, but the front is really low so it is easy for the cats to get in and out.
Thanks for the info. Here is the first "litter box" I used for getting him familiar with a box. I would put him in and give him a pet while he was finding a place. This is the king of all Litter boxes. Using a regular litter box now.

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Old 07-16-18, 07:38 PM
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Thanks for the info. Here is the first "litter box" I used for getting him familiar with a box. I would put him in and give him a pet while he was finding a place. This is the king of all Litter boxes. Using a regular litter box now.
This is the one we use now:

https://www.containerstore.com/s/tra...uctId=10032151

Before we got those, I would take a storage tub and saw a notch in one side to make a sort of entrance. Buying this off the shelf is easier..

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Old 07-16-18, 08:31 PM
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"pallet monster" sounds like a Sesame Street character

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Old 07-17-18, 01:04 AM
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Dersu - came to us out of the cornfield next to our prairie about five years ago. He was this big that day:


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Meet Harry, all 1.6 lbs of him. I heard him calling at the end of the street while I was out walking the dog and found him in a location indicative of someone dumping him out. This is the first morning, after he'd had several doses of cat milk replacement and probably the first restful sleep he'd had in days -

- and we're waiting to see how he will blend in with this crew. Wee little Harry has already rushed Rocky the Bichon, and Titus has gently touched noses. Tabitha (not pictured) is the only real wild card here. So long as she doesn't go on a pee-fest, we're fine.
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Old 09-12-18, 09:19 AM
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Wonderful pictures!

You really caught Harry's "all cat-ness" there.

Titus looks like he's withholding judgment...not too sure about the situation.

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Old 09-12-18, 09:52 AM
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Old 09-16-18, 01:37 PM
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Hello, everyone. Meet Hudson the cat. I was riding home from visiting a friend on Friday night, and he was sitting in the middle of the path. He let me roll right by his body. I turned around and asked the young women standing there if he was theirs. They said that he had been following them. Another man came along, and we agreed one of us should pick him up, as he was clearly asking to be taken home. The guy had a dog with him and has a cat at home, so he couldn't take it. It took some work to figure out how I was going to do it. The first time we tried to put Hudson into my backpack, he freaked out and ran into the bushes. But he wasn't hard to catch again. He's very comfortable being handled. We carefully stuffed him into my backpack, and I rode home.

I can't keep him longterm. But we just came back from the vet for a checkup and vaccines. He's very happy here, and he won't let me leave him. He sticks to me like velcro.

I'm looking for someone to take him. And I'll post signs near where I found him, in case someone is hoping to get him back.



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Old 09-16-18, 03:43 PM
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Check the Lost & Found section of your local craigslist.
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Check the Lost & Found section of your local craigslist.
I assume the vet scanned the him for a chip, and it came up negative. That would have made it easy to re-unite Hudson with their guardians.
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Old 09-16-18, 04:20 PM
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@noglider - he may be "chipped". Most vets will check strays for free. My sister reunited a stray with its owner by having a vet check.
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Simcoe on the left (still around) and Hob on the right (RIP):
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saw this guy in the woods but didn't take him home. there were houses nearby & he looked cared for

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No, I haven't found his owner. I did post a craigslist ad in lost+found. It has brought me a few people willing to adopt him. The vet checked for a microchip and said Hudson is about six months old.
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No, I haven't found his owner. I did post a craigslist ad in lost+found. It has brought me a few people willing to adopt him. The vet checked for a microchip and said Hudson is about six months old.
Carp. If I weren't on the other coast I'd do my best to convince my wife that we need another boy to chase Mango around and give him some exercise. At our last visit, the vet said he needs to lose a few pounds- he's up to 22 pounds nowadays.
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My family has 4 cats, but 1 is mine. Her name is Precious. She and her sister are 19. They're turn 20 in May. They're both in very good health. We've had Precious and her sister since I was 7.
I live pretty far from my parents - about 1000 miles. My mom and sister oblige me by sending photos of Precious and the others pretty frequently.

Precious and her sister, Rocket. We named her Rocket because she was fast. Now she's just fat and we call her Tubby. They're favorite place to hang out is the back of the couch so they can stare out the windows. Precious is the one looking at the camera.


We also have Maine Coon. His name is Big Ben, but he only answers to "Baby". He loves boxes and baskets. But he'll also settle for a roasting pan, if left out.


Our last kitty is Antonio, also often called "dumbass". He's a little... simple? I rescued him while I was in college. He has separation anxiety, so likes to be carried around. He's doing much better living with parents, because of the other cats and there's always family over. Antonio is harness trained. My mom usually takes him with her when she goes to run errands. He does really well in the car and loves new people. I think he's secretly a dog.


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I used to nap on the couch everyday after school. Because I was in 3 small ensembles, 2 orchestras, and 5 clubs, I usually went to school at 5AM and got home around 5PM. Below is how Rocket and Precious usually laid with me while I slept. Precious is the one near my head.
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