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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1095 on: July 22, 2013, 07:29:10 PM »
Our vet told us that some cats become almost addicted to crunchy kibbles and will turn their noses up at mushy canned food.  We are lucky that Buddy Boy (aka Mr. Buddy Guy) will eat anything, including the carrots left in the dog's food bowl.  The dog, Honey Girl, will not eat carrots and will spit them out if she finds them in her food.  The dog is finicky; The cat will eat anything.

The vet also said that we have to watch the ash content of any kibbles we might feed Buddy as male cats develop kidney stones &/or urinary tract blockages.  Having only had female cats up till now, we didn't know this about male cats.

Rika's...problematic. It took me forever to get her off low-quality grocery store kibble and onto a much better food. She was literally starving herself before I managed to get her to FINALLY start eating the good stuff.

Why? She fixates on the SHAPE. She was on Meow Mix when I got her and honestly, I'm not sure how I got her to start eating anything else, because it wasn't the same SHAPE. (Then again, she's special. Polycystic kidney disease - at a year and a half old when I got her! (she's almost four now) - and feline cutaneous asthenia, which basically means her skin can split if she even grooms herself too violently...) I'd love for her to occasionally nosh on some canned or treats to get a little more weight on her, but she isn't underweight, at least.

Branwen, on the other hand...yeah. She'll eat anything. She even threatens to eat the forty-pound standard poodle. It's hilarious.
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1096 on: July 24, 2013, 07:40:56 AM »
My dearest Rukia,

It is not a smart idea to put your nose on the dog's plate when dog is eating from it. I know the big slobbery mutt has not growled or shown teeth when you do that, but don't push it!! You are 10 lbs. He is 90 lbs. Plus, he has big teeth that could do serious damage.

I thought you were smarter than your cat brother, but even he hasn't tried that one yet.

Love, the one that serves all animal food and cleans the litter box


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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1097 on: July 24, 2013, 08:32:58 PM »
@%#}#%€ Renfield,
I know the weather has been very wet recently, and the air damp even when water is not falling from the sky.  I don't know why last night and tonight you decided to play "stair monster" but this needs to stop.  You look cute, but the flaying of the skin is decidedly less so.  I had to arm myself with the water gun to go back downstairs.  Your "I'm so abused" body language, as you hide behind furniture, is rather less guilt inducing while I am still bleeding!

Signed,
The really big cat toy, apparently

P.s. this is why you were almost introduced to the vet as dingdangity-it Cat mylastname

ETA, yeah, while cute, dingdangity is not the cat's almost name....
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1098 on: July 24, 2013, 09:01:59 PM »
Quote from: GreenHall

P.s. this is why you were almost introduced to the vet as dingdangity-it Cat mylastname


(sigh) This sounds like similar reasoning why Sam and Max are known as "The Demon Twins".

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1099 on: July 24, 2013, 09:37:18 PM »
Quote from: GreenHall

P.s. this is why you were almost introduced to the vet as dingdangity-it Cat mylastname


(sigh) This sounds like similar reasoning why Sam and Max are known as "The Demon Twins".

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1100 on: July 25, 2013, 02:55:29 AM »
Dear Kimmie-cat,
Oh our silly owners think we don't know, but we can read minds.  Next time, if your food giver gets you out from under the bed, do what we do..grow 6 more legs and spread them all out so they can't get you in the carrier. 

Purrs and Head Butts,
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Dear *Inviteseller,

Reverse the offending cats and put them into the carrier butt-first.  By the time they've figured out that you have tricked them, it's too late.
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1101 on: July 25, 2013, 03:28:14 AM »

What's interesting is how an animal make itself 5 times heavier inside 30 seconds when you try and move it. A sleepy rotty, that seemed to only weigh 10kgs, suddenly weighs every bit of his 40kgs when you try and use the lounge.
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« Reply #1102 on: July 25, 2013, 12:42:13 PM »

What's interesting is how an animal make itself 5 times heavier inside 30 seconds when you try and move it. A sleepy rotty, that seemed to only weigh 10kgs, suddenly weighs every bit of his 40kgs when you try and use the lounge.
Oh yes.  There must be a special axiom of physics that explains this apparent violation of the Conservation of Mass law.  The real Midnight Kitty (RIP) violated the law of gravity frequently.  Her normal weight was 8 pounds.  She could defy gravity and levitate or turn into the 800 pound kitty that sits where ever she wants.

Violating the thread's cat theme, our newly rescued dog, Honey Girl, can also make herself 5 times heavier the second she settles down on top of me.  She goes from 13 pounds of kinetic energy to 65 pounds of dead weight. ;D
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1103 on: July 25, 2013, 06:35:33 PM »
Both cats and dogs can not only make themselves heavier, but they can expand to fit spaces.

Morty (cat) usually sleeps on Housemate's bed.  It is a full size queen.  She usually ends up right on the edge, with Mr Morty hogging the rest...

Both of my dogs can fill up my queen bed as well.  They're not much bigger than the cat.

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1104 on: July 25, 2013, 07:31:33 PM »

And legs! Have you noticed how those flexible legs, that seem to be able to move through 8 dimensions suddenly become as rigid as tree-stumps the moment you try and shift an animal to take up less room? A Chihuaha asleep can take up the same amount of space as a Great Dane.

Animal physics is a very neglected area of study . . . .
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1105 on: July 25, 2013, 10:29:34 PM »
Dear Ninja

If you don't want to be hit in the face with wet towels, stay out of the dryer. And thank you for adding another step to the laundry process. Though I applaud your efficiency in covering the clothes in kitty hair before they're even folded or hung. (or thrown on the couch to be folded/hung)

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1106 on: July 26, 2013, 01:20:06 PM »
Dear Cylver,

Yes, I get up earlier than I used to because of my new job. Yes, sometimes I oversleep. However, that does not mean I need you to give me a wake-up reminder an entire hour before my alarm goes off. Stop bugging me at 5:30 AM.

And especially don't leave your latest catch on the floor for me to admire. If I had stepped on that dead mouse when I got out of bed, you'd be in orbit.

You're darned lucky you're so beautiful.

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1107 on: July 26, 2013, 03:54:20 PM »
Dear Kimmie-cat,
Oh our silly owners think we don't know, but we can read minds.  Next time, if your food giver gets you out from under the bed, do what we do..grow 6 more legs and spread them all out so they can't get you in the carrier. 

Purrs and Head Butts,
Mr. B, Sophie, Lola, & Jezebel
Dear *Inviteseller,

Reverse the offending cats and put them into the carrier butt-first.  By the time they've figured out that you have tricked them, it's too late.

But then the really pointy bits are facing you.

Dear Kimmie-cat

I second the advise given above.  My brother is stupid and falls for their tricks.  I just move further towards the middle and the back.  They can't get you there plus it makes them really agitated when they have to lie on their stomachs and wave their arms around to try and touch you.

Miss J

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1108 on: July 26, 2013, 05:18:59 PM »
Dear Cylver,

Yes, I get up earlier than I used to because of my new job. Yes, sometimes I oversleep. However, that does not mean I need you to give me a wake-up reminder an entire hour before my alarm goes off. Stop bugging me at 5:30 AM.

And especially don't leave your latest catch on the floor for me to admire. If I had stepped on that dead mouse when I got out of bed, you'd be in orbit.

You're darned lucky you're so beautiful.

Dear Cylver,

Do not listen to your human. The dead mouse, appropriately placed, is an excellent training tool for your human.

I have trained mine to always put her glasses on before getting out of bed by putting the dead mouse right where her feet always go. Now she no longer "accidentally" steps on me as she stumbles to the bathroom.

She has also learned to make her bed every day, due to one particularly well-placed mouse.

I have tried using the fake furry mice, but they do not have the desired effect, especially since the fake-furry-mouse-under-the-pillow incident. Since then, the human has only provided the furry mice in vile florescent colors. Seriously, does she really think I believe that mice are green and pink and yellow?

However, despite my best efforts, she shows no signs of learning how to catch her own mice. This is not good, because she continues to insist that I exert my energy to deal with the little rodents.

Wishing you the best of luck with your training program,

Fred
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1109 on: July 26, 2013, 10:51:12 PM »
Dear Kimmie-cat,
Oh our silly owners think we don't know, but we can read minds.  Next time, if your food giver gets you out from under the bed, do what we do..grow 6 more legs and spread them all out so they can't get you in the carrier. 

Purrs and Head Butts,
Mr. B, Sophie, Lola, & Jezebel
Dear *Inviteseller,

Reverse the offending cats and put them into the carrier butt-first.  By the time they've figured out that you have tricked them, it's too late.

But then the really pointy bits are facing you.

Dear Kimmie-cat

I second the advise given above.  My brother is stupid and falls for their tricks.  I just move further towards the middle and the back.  They can't get you there plus it makes them really agitated when they have to lie on their stomachs and wave their arms around to try and touch you.

Miss J

Dear Mr. B, Sophie, Lola, Jezebel and Miss J -

Thank you for the suggestions! I think I'll combine them - I'll move towards the center of the bed, sprout 6 legs then engage clamping devices from all 10 limbs into the carpet. The pitiful hoomin will never get me out! Mewmewmewmewmew!

With Love-
Kimmie-cat, the Queen with a PLAN