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Old 08-02-22, 06:44 AM
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Kitten abuse

We got some onesies for Pixie when she was spayed, thinking they might be better than the cone of shame. Turns out she didn't need either. We basically forgot they existed until the kittens got into them and asked to play dress up.










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Oh how horrible... the abuse, the shame. Poor little things.

Not a kitty fan, but that was darn cute.

I see why folks post kitty pics. Let's not make it a habit eh... makes me wanna sneeze.
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Turning kittens into purritos the horror.
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Winnie flopped over and refused to cat, but the other three were surprisingly cooperative. The ballerina princess hissed at Maya when she tried to get the onesie off. Mine, hoomun!
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so the spaying didn't work?
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Those are some well mannered kitties. My cats would never tolerate playing dress up. I'm impressed 👏
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
so the spaying didn't work?
It worked real good. 👍 She was a stray cat. I fed her for a year and a half and she hissed at me every time I brought her food. She was too hard to catch and not regular enough in her visits to spay which required an appointment - until she got pregnant. She had 7 kittens, we got her spayed after she stopped nursing them and the equipment stopped complicating things. I know this wasn't her first time on this circus, but it was her last. 🙂
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Old 08-02-22, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Oh how horrible... the abuse, the shame. Poor little things.
It's fine to do this to dogs, but cats have dignity. It's considered abuse to dress cats up in human clothes. Laughing at window cat is borderline.
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Oh how horrible... the abuse, the shame. Poor little things...
Dumbed down cats are everywhere and will soon be the cause of a huge increase in the rat, bird and squirrel populations. In a study published Jan. 26 in the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers compared the cranial measurements (an indicator of brain size) of modern house cats with that of two of their closest wild ancestors, African (Felis lybica) and European wildcats (Felis silvestris). The team found that cranium size and therefore brain size in domesticated cats has shrunk significantly over the past 10,000 years or so compared with their wild ancestors.
This doesn't necessarily mean that your kitty is dumber than a wildcat but it is significant. According to one hypothesis, it shows that prioritizing tameness in domesticated animals may have inadvertently changed the ways those animals' brains develop, the researchers said. These changes likely begin when an animal is still an embryo and just beginning to develop its neural crest cells a special type of cell unique to vertebrates, which plays a key role in the development of the nervous system, among other things. Somewhat interestingly dog brains do not appear to have been effected by their contacts with humans.
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My pampered buddy still has his basic instincts. His latest handiwork last month. His fourth mouse kill that I know of. Last year he got a sparrow that must have landed on the deck.


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Somewhat interestingly dog brains do not appear to have been effected by their contacts with humans.
Affected. That's because they were already as small as they can get and still function.
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I did this for extra cash but the band aid bills became too high.

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Old 08-03-22, 11:50 AM
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My pampered buddy still has his basic instincts. His latest handiwork last month. His fourth mouse kill that I know of. Last year he got a sparrow that must have landed on the deck.


We once were frequented by a calico cat...I would say she was our outside cat but I believe she owned more humans than just us. Anyway, her coloring was perfect for laying in the leaves of the maples in the fall and would just lay there on her back waiting. Birds would practically land on her and she cleaned up. We always got a nice feathery snack left on the stoop.
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We once were frequented by a calico cat...I would say she was our outside cat but I believe she owned more humans than just us. Anyway, her coloring was perfect for laying in the leaves of the maples in the fall and would just lay there on her back waiting. Birds would practically land on her and she cleaned up. We always got a nice feathery snack left on the stoop.
Stephen was rescued from the street. He loves being outside. I let him out on my back deck. He's way to heavy to get over the wall. Lots of birds back there. He often growls at them when they are above on the utility wires. One evening I was hanging out there with him getting ready to grill. Went inside for a few minutes to do some stuff. Went back out to find a dead sparrow on the deck that had not been there when I went inside.

The first time he caught a mouse it scared the crap out of me. It was in the middle of the night. I was awoken by the sound of a loud ruckus downstairs, including thumping and a loud bang. I thought someone was breaking into the house. Went to the top of the stairs and noticed the runner by the front door was all mussed up. Went down and found him laying on the floor in front of a 3/4 dead mouse. Other stuff around the dining room was mussed up, and my metal floor pump had been knocked over, which must have been the bang I had heard. Stephen just watched as the poor mouse tried to drag itself under the basement door. I finally had to stomp it dead.
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found him laying on the floor in front of a 3/4 dead mouse... Stephen just watched as the poor mouse tried to drag itself under the basement door. I finally had to stomp it dead.
I am not sure the science why behind it, but apparently cat's saliva is deadly to small varmits like mice and squirrels and such. If the cat bites them, they are pretty much dead anyway.

Another of our cats used to find various small creatures and would leave the liver and other delectable treats on the front porch for us. One of the first times I didn't see it, stepped in it, and then skid several feet across the porch on my then very slick shoe. I was SO glad I didn't go down in it. Instant vomitorium.
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Affected. That's because they were already as small as they can get and still function.
there is empathy to mankind in a dog's brain brain whilst felines are stone cold predators and will eat anything that they can kill so throttle back on any growth hormones for those kitties ................... nice catch but FWIW "affect" is mostly verbish and "effect" is mostly nounish so I chose "effected" to better emphasize the EFFECT of the man - canine relationship on a dogs brain so while affect might have been grammatically proper, i thought effect would be more descriptive > hence the poetic license
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...band aid bills became too high.
Yep... When my son was in Afghanistan we actually had four cats in the house all raised from kittens. We had guests over one evening and all of them were Adult, Fat, Lazy, and Laying all over the living room sound asleep. I just said the words, "Cat Juggling" and BAMMM, the next sound was the cat door slamming shut the room now empty of cats... Ha
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This butterball too fat to juggle.


Spoiled!!!
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This butterball too fat to juggle.


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Meh. Looks like a lightweight compared to my boy.


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Meh. Looks like a lightweight compared to my boy.


Is his name Double Wide?
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Is his name Double Wide?
It is now!

He loves the heat, and we have had temps in the 90s again for the last 4 days. He goes out onto the deck when I get home (after he eats) and usually falls right out. He's way to big to jump over the wall, so I can let him hang out there while I fix dinner. The only thing that bothers him is when I first light the grill.
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This girl isn't missing any meals either. And no juggling her. You take your life into your hands if you even try to pick her up. Getting her in the cat carrier for the annual vet visit is quite the production. My husband ended up all scratched up and bleeding the most recent trip. The vet suggested some medications before the next trip to calm her down a bit. Maybe for my husband too.
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It is now!

He loves the heat, and we have had temps in the 90s again for the last 4 days. He goes out onto the deck when I get home (after he eats) and usually falls right out. He's way to big to jump over the wall, so I can let him hang out there while I fix dinner. The only thing that bothers him is when I first light the grill.
I will be in Pittsburg next week for the Metallica concert. Forecast is 86 / 62 hopefully not 90s. It is 100 right now as a type here. Going to catch the Steelers against the Seahawks in a preseason game scored some cheap tickets. Carnegie Science Center and Andy Warhol museum and probably a river tour on a boat. Getting out of this oppressive heat for a few days will be great. Taking my sister back to McGees Woman’s hospital where she was born they have a return policy.
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