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Perfect bed companion! Great name, too.
post #437 of 565
Piobaire, Siberians are amazing! You'll really enjoy them, and good call on getting the pair. Cats are always better in teams of two or more.

My parents have a new maine coon kitten named Hitchcock. He's pretty great, and he gets along well with Houdini.
post #438 of 565
^ Beautiful. Love the "mitts."
post #439 of 565
I was always allergic to them. But not dogs.

Anyway, there was time when my father had a horsey wife and he bought a ranch so she could keep her horses. They had a big pasture with a serious gopher problem. They had every pest consultant in the world come out to no avail. Finally one guy said "Go to the pound and get a bunch of cats."

So they did. They came back with about a dozen kittens, set up some water a little food supply and just let them live outside. This was a warm part of California and the land had lots of places to frolic. They loved it.

They also eradicated the gophers.

My father was into photography and had some great equipment. One day I went out and took several rolls of the cats hunting, playing, climbing, goofing off, etc. I also played with them and got red as a lobster. He still has the pictures. I think they are pretty good.
post #440 of 565
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I was always allergic to them. But not dogs.

Anyway, there was time when my father had a horsey wife and he bought a ranch so she could keep her horses. They had a big pasture with a serious gopher problem. They had every pest consultant in the world come out to no avail. Finally one guy said "Go to the pound and get a bunch of cats."

So they did. They came back with about a dozen kittens, set up some water a little food supply and just let them live outside. This was a warm part of California and the land had lots of places to frolic. They loved it.

They also eradicated the gophers.

My father was into photography and had some great equipment. One day I went out and took several rolls of the cats hunting, playing, climbing, goofing off, etc. I also played with them and got red as a lobster. He still has the pictures. I think they are pretty good.

My parents used to have a snake problem where they live, particularly copperheads. Now that this cat has been with them for over a year now, they haven't seen any snakes besides water moccasins while out on the lake.
post #441 of 565
Great story, Manton. Yeah, nothing beats cats for critter problems. Damn things have all their predator instincts intact.
post #442 of 565
Do cats have a natural tolerance for venom?
post #443 of 565
From what I've observed, yes. Do I know for sure? No. However I've seen mine take down various poisonous critters and think they do.

Know who else has a tolerance for venom? I'll give you a hint. He doesn't give a shit.
post #444 of 565
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From what I've observed, yes. Do I know for sure? No. However I've seen mine take down various poisonous critters and think they do.

Know who else has a tolerance for venom? I'll give you a hint. He doesn't give a shit.



I was just thinking about all of the things that I've seen cats kill, and there are a bunch of them that I'd rather not get nibbled on by as it might prove fatal. Somehow cats manage to do this on the regular without biting the big one.

Not every cat is this quick, right?

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post #445 of 565
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While we do not plan to "walk" our cats, we hope to get them used to those pet harnesses and allow them to romp around our back yard while we sit outside. No idea if that will work. Our other cats would just hunker down and act like they lost their balance when we put the harness on.

We got a harness with same thought in mind. Went outside and I turned to grab some sunglasses - Aloysius nonchalantly maneuvered himself so that he got tension on the leash and then calmly backed out of the thing. I looked down and he was sitting there next to the empty harness licking his paw...

In our little village out on Fire Island dogs have to be on leashes - no law about cats. When our neighbor goes to take her dog out for a walk, the cat hears the leash rattling, wakes up and runs over to wait at the door. The 3 of them then go for a walk, dog on leash and cat trotting along beside him..
post #446 of 565
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We got a harness with same thought in mind. Went outside and I turned to grab some sunglasses - Aloysius nonchalantly maneuvered himself so that he got tension on the leash and then calmly backed out of the thing. I looked down and he was sitting there next to the empty harness licking his paw...

In our little village out on Fire Island dogs have to be on leashes - no law about cats. When our neighbor goes to take her dog out for a walk, the cat hears the leash rattling, wakes up and runs over to wait at the door. The 3 of them then go for a walk, dog on leash and cat trotting along beside him..

Great story, thanks for sharing it. So typically "cat."
post #447 of 565
When I first went to get a cat, it was because I was too lazy to walk a dog. Anyway, went over to the place and saw this cat looking like a total badass.
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So I brought him back and named him Cain, after the Abel-killer. Wanted to train him to be a killer guardcat who'd attack and mutilate on command.

Graphic, violent attack pictures:
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But now all he does is chill around. Like a boss:

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On cat tree:
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On the floor:
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Pulling a superman pose. IN HIS SLEEP

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post #448 of 565
My cat has done untold damage to my clothing. Little threads pulled out all over.
post #449 of 565
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Originally Posted by linkinwayne View Post
When I first went to get a cat, it was because I was too lazy to walk a dog. Anyway, went over to the place and saw this cat looking like a total badass.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



So I brought him back and named him Cain, after the Abel-killer. Wanted to train him to be a killer guardcat who'd attack and mutilate on command.

Graphic, violent attack pictures:
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But now all he does is chill around. Like a boss:

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On cat tree:
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On the floor:
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Pulling a superman pose. IN HIS SLEEP

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I love black cats. I've had three in my life, and they were all cool as hell.
post #450 of 565
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I love black cats. I've had three in my life, and they were all cool as hell.



I never even considered having one until I saw mine. When I did, instakop
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