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Do cats go to heaven?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Kent Wang, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Catso, the big Maine coon who adopted my grandparents one Thanksgiving, didn't need a posse. He succeeded in terrorizing the other neighborhood cats all on his own. He would steal their food. He also developed several sources of handouts in the neighborhood.
    This Catso sounds like quite the racketeer. Anyone remember Rescue Rangers, a kids cartoon from about ten years ago? The principal villain was Fat Cat and his mafia-like criminal organization. edit: Found some more info which you may be find interesting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Cat...cue_Rangers%29 [​IMG]
     
  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    So Mats No Sue Seven?
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    This Catso sounds like quite the racketeer.

    Catso appeared one Thanksgiving and was so impressed with the turkey handout he scored that he adopted my grandparents as their outdoor cat. During cold weather, a favorite activity of his was to sleep on the hood of whichever car had just come in from a drive and had the warmest engine. The cars got covered with his dirty pawprints.

    We never learned where he came from or how old he was. The theory was that he had escaped from a car that passed through on I-95 or had run away from an abusive home. He had a mortal terror of brooms, which figured into the abuse theory. He was not afraid of every implement with a handle, however, and would often preside over gardening or construction projects around the yard.

    One minor gardening project invloved planting a catnip plant. Subsequently, a miniature fence needed to be constructed to keep the catnip contained and to keep "Cat," as he was invariably called in tones of disapproval, from rolling over and crushing the adjacent flowers while he was getting wasted. Lord only knows what fantastic brutes he imagined hunting after a roll in that catnip bush, but he certainly pursued them with an acrobatic prowess that must have struck terror into their hearts if not killed them on the spot.

    One of Catso's titles was "The Mighty Hunter." He was phenominal. He killed birds, mice, rabbits (not "bunnies" -- damnit), squirrels, and rats, which were the one thing he wouldn't deign to eat. Every once in a while, he'd get really introverted. That's when you knew he'd been bested by a racoon.

    He performed some fairly amazing feats to apprehend these creatures. Once my sister-in-law rescued a bird from his clutches. No sooner had the dazed bird flown away and alighted in a nearby tree than Catso was up the tree and out on the limb with the bird in his mouth again.

    I once found him lounging in the ivy and gave him a good petting, something he never turned down. While he was blissing out, a bird alighted a couple of meters away, and no sooner had I become aware of the fact than Catso was stolling away with the bird in his mouth. The speed with which he went from completely relaxed and oblivious to fully alert and active is something I've never witnessed before or since.

    A few of us witnessed one of his hunting adventures that nearly cost him his pride. He was walking along the stockade fence between my grandparents' yard and the neighbor's, when he spied a bird in a bush on the neighbor's side of the fence. After spending a few moments of ritual stalking, in which he adjusted is stance slightly, he lunged headlong into the bush, only to find himself clinging for dear life, spread-eagle, to the swaying bush. The bird, meanwhile, had flown away with time to spare. After a few moments of panic, Catso recovered his wits, hooked a paw over the top of the fence and clambered back onto it. He then jumped down and started cleaning himself as if nothing had never happened.

    So here's hoping Catso, "Good-Old Catso," "Catso the Mighty Hunter," "Catso the Dirty Loafer," "Cat," "Cat-oh," "Kittyboy," "Kitty-oh," to mention only a fraction of his titles and epithets, has gone to a heaven that is a spacious yard with penty of critters to hunt.
     
  5. LabelKing

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    My cat is only 2 inches:

    [​IMG]
     
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    My cat is only 2 inches:

    [​IMG] hello kitty
     
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    LabelKing Senior member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] hello kitty
    How about: [​IMG]
     
  8. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    my batdz maru is only 2 inches:
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I look to forward to the future where genetic engineering will allow us to produce better cats, ones that can purr extremely loudly, more luscious fur, new color patterns, maybe even baby tigers and lions that never grow up.
     
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    Impossible to improve on the RJ cat. Except to make him hypo-allergenic, without shaving him.
     
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    I look to forward to the future where genetic engineering will allow us to produce better cats, ones that can purr extremely loudly, more luscious fur, new color patterns, maybe even baby tigers and lions that never grow up.

    i would like a cat that doesn't shit or pee.
     
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    i would like a cat that doesn't shit or pee.

    our little skank ex-stray ghetto feline sprayed liquid shit in every room of the house a couple of days after bringing her home from the cat rescue place. she'd had a tough life though (rough part of the city, missing a front tooth, poverty related stunted growth, homeless, young mum, baby-father nowhere to be seen etc etc) and so lacked the social skill to prepare herself for polite company. ginny-cat (or little-fucker) has since gone through a pygmalion transformation, from urban to urbane. she does though occasionaly shit over the side of her litter tray though, just to let us know she hasn't completely forgotten her roots.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Returning to the original post:

    Do cats go to heaven?

    I don't know, but I sure hope so, and that someday, through some sideways window in time, I can say more than those last goodbyes of this morning as he lay weak and helpless, and begged him to dream of happy things, like lobster, wet food, laundry, my sock drawer and sunbeams, and told him I'd never forget him.

    My familiar, my security blanket, my ward, my link to sanity or to a particularly harmless insanity.

    The RJ cat. 1992(?) - 2006.

    May your rest be as deep, as sweet, as comfy as it was in life.
     
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    my commiserations.

    (if i were religous i'd say 'Absolve Domine animas omnium fidelium defunctorum ab omno vinculo delictorum et gratia tua illis succurente mereantur evadere iudicium ultionis, et lucis æterne beatitudine perfrui.' - Forgive, O Lord, the souls of all the faithful departed from all the chains of their sins and may they deserve to avoid the judgment of revenge by your fostering grace, and enjoy the everlasting blessedness of light)
     
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    Now that is a good idea. Who was it said that if domestic cats where twice the size they'd be illegal?
     
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    Returning to the original post:

    Do cats go to heaven?

    I don't know, but I sure hope so, and that someday, through some sideways window in time, I can say more than those last goodbyes of this morning as he lay weak and helpless, and begged him to dream of happy things, like lobster, wet food, laundry, my sock drawer and sunbeams, and told him I'd never forget him.

    My familiar, my security blanket, my ward, my link to sanity or to a particularly harmless insanity.

    The RJ cat. 1992(?) - 2006.

    May your rest be as deep, as sweet, as comfy as it was in life.


    My condolences RJ.
     
  17. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    RJman,

    Que te dire ? Je tremble à l'idÃ[​IMG]e de retrouver les miens endormis à jamais, un matin. Une journÃ[​IMG]e bien triste. Je compatis.

    Fabienne
     
  18. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    My condolences to you, RJ. I feel like I knew the RJ cat.
     
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    I look to forward to the future where genetic engineering will allow us to produce better cats, ones that can purr extremely loudly, more luscious fur, new color patterns, maybe even baby tigers and lions that never grow up.

    How about a Bengal cat? They're pretty damned cool. They behave a little bit more like a dog i.e. enjoying lots of attention, family life etc.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. DocHolliday

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    I'm very sorry, RJman. But I tend to think that any creature that can bring us such joy in life will probably be waiting for us in the great beyond.
     

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