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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #630 on: March 13, 2012, 11:10:02 AM »
Dear Little Kit

Not every tin contains tuna. Deal with it. Do not give me those doleful eyes when I allow you to sniff the tin and it does not contain tuna.

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #631 on: March 21, 2012, 04:25:51 AM »
Dear Stephen,

I am aware that for most of your life, before you came to the shelter and then to us, you were an intact Thomas Cattus. I don't know what might have triggered this sudden behaviour change - a run in with a fox or other cat seems unlikely since you have had plenty of those before. I'm not even sure it was you.

However, for the first time since you cats moved in, someone decided to mark their territory by spraying in the lounge. It was not your staff (we're clutching our noses). Matilda lives upstairs, and won't go near the affected room. You will, and look very proud of yourself. The circumstantial evidence is strong.

I have never smelt anything like this in my life, and the room is a chemical warfare zone right now. Yes, your staff are going over it with a UV light and white vinegar and odour repellants...and gas masks and watering eyes.

If you ever do this again, I will apply a cork to the relevant regions.

Regards,
Your loving staff (with clothes pegs on their noses)

P.S. Any hints or tip on killing the smell would be very welcome.

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #632 on: March 21, 2012, 10:05:57 AM »
Dear Stephen,

I am aware that for most of your life, before you came to the shelter and then to us, you were an intact Thomas Cattus. I don't know what might have triggered this sudden behaviour change - a run in with a fox or other cat seems unlikely since you have had plenty of those before. I'm not even sure it was you.

However, for the first time since you cats moved in, someone decided to mark their territory by spraying in the lounge. It was not your staff (we're clutching our noses). Matilda lives upstairs, and won't go near the affected room. You will, and look very proud of yourself. The circumstantial evidence is strong.

I have never smelt anything like this in my life, and the room is a chemical warfare zone right now. Yes, your staff are going over it with a UV light and white vinegar and odour repellants...and gas masks and watering eyes.

If you ever do this again, I will apply a cork to the relevant regions.

Regards,
Your loving staff (with clothes pegs on their noses)

P.S. Any hints or tip on killing the smell would be very welcome.

Dear Stephen,

You may have to direct your staff to the purchase of an enzymatic cleaner in order to completely remove the odor (which I am sure you had nothing to do with). Here in the US, Nature's Miracle is a good brand; I'm not sure what is available to you where you live. But instruct the staff to soak the area well and be aware that a second or third soaking may be necessary.

My staff keeps Nature's Miracle on hand. When it is in use, there is a lot of muttering that I don't pay a lot of attention to, but there's something about how if it didn't exist, I would have to find a new home. My staff sure does have a sense of humor!

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« Reply #633 on: March 21, 2012, 05:35:26 PM »
I remember Angel, a cat who lived with me many, many years ago.  Angel had some kind of hormonal imbalance.  She was a spayed female and she sprayed like an intact male cat to mark her territory.  It was awful.  Her favorite room was the den, which was wood-paneled, which absorbs the nasty smell.  She even hit the stereo once.  The vet put her on a hormone therapy, but she gained so much weight (20+ pounds) that it put her health at risk. My ex-H and I owned horses, so she was sent to live in the barn. She was a good mouser.

I learned the hard way: Never name a pet or child any version of the word "Angel."  I have a niece named Angela.  She's a holy terror.  Angel, the cat, was named such because she was pure white.  She was also purely crazy.
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« Reply #634 on: March 21, 2012, 05:58:29 PM »
atirial, you made me laugh out loud. Thank you. In return, I'll offer this advice. You can get rid of male cat urine order but it's going to get worse (yes, that's unfortunately possible) before it gets better. I know. I had an unneutered adult male cat spray in my house. Here's how to do it:

Get plain white vinegar, a lot of it. A gallon jug will work well. Use some soup bowls you don't care about--or get some from the thrift store--and fill them about 1/2 - 3/4 full of undiluted vinegar. You don't want to fill them to the brim because of the risk of them spilling or being tipped over. Place them all over, ideally where they can be protected from accidental run-ins with your feet: under the coffee table and end tables, etc. Open all the doors and windows as much and as long as you can. Try to live with it for about three weeks. It will eliminate the odor, but the combination, I admit, is horrendous. I was pleased to be able to inform all those who told me I'd never get it out that I actually did.

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« Reply #635 on: March 21, 2012, 09:09:25 PM »
Dear Gizmo,

The long yellow swishy thing is fun no? It waves back and forth so temptingly before your nose just begging you to attack it!

Unfortunately it is attached to a Golden Retriever who is rapidly losing her patience with you and your stealth attacks from under the couch. When she's had enough of her tail being leaped on, she sits on you, which we can deduce you don't like from the muffled yowling, but can't do much about because we're all too busy rolling around on the floor laughing.

The catnip mousie is right over there under the coffee table and it doesn't fight back. Maybe you could concentrate on that for a while?

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« Reply #636 on: March 22, 2012, 07:29:26 AM »
I remember Angel, a cat who lived with me many, many years ago.  Angel had some kind of hormonal imbalance.  She was a spayed female and she sprayed like an intact male cat to mark her territory.
My female cat does that too... I often joke that it's because she things DH is her mother :P
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #637 on: March 22, 2012, 03:16:00 PM »
Dear Gizmo,

The long yellow swishy thing is fun no? It waves back and forth so temptingly before your nose just begging you to attack it!

Unfortunately it is attached to a Golden Retriever who is rapidly losing her patience with you and your stealth attacks from under the couch. When she's had enough of her tail being leaped on, she sits on you, which we can deduce you don't like from the muffled yowling, but can't do much about because we're all too busy rolling around on the floor laughing.

The catnip mousie is right over there under the coffee table and it doesn't fight back. Maybe you could concentrate on that for a while?

@ Jade Angel - If I saw that I would be rolling on the floor laughing also. ;D
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #638 on: March 22, 2012, 06:41:47 PM »
Dear Gizmo,

The long yellow swishy thing is fun no? It waves back and forth so temptingly before your nose just begging you to attack it!

Unfortunately it is attached to a Golden Retriever who is rapidly losing her patience with you and your stealth attacks from under the couch. When she's had enough of her tail being leaped on, she sits on you, which we can deduce you don't like from the muffled yowling, but can't do much about because we're all too busy rolling around on the floor laughing.

The catnip mousie is right over there under the coffee table and it doesn't fight back. Maybe you could concentrate on that for a while?

@ Jade Angel - If I saw that I would be rolling on the floor laughing also. ;D

I would too... photos? >:D I could use a good laugh. 

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #639 on: March 23, 2012, 03:17:50 AM »
My cat for the first time in 16 years will sleep by himself of course this involes a fireplace a heating pad and a catbed  and gerbers beef baby food ( he will tolerate anything for that) and a consent mortaring of the tempchure of the house so he won't yell all night about his unpurfect life.  :P  ::)   

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« Reply #640 on: March 25, 2012, 07:56:40 PM »
Dear Oscar

Yes, it is very clever you have learned how to open the shutters in the bedroom.  You are a very clever boy!  Can I suggest not doing it until it is actually morning as the neighbour's back light shining in my window does not make for a happy food provider - and an unhappy food provider gives you the generic brand rather than the nummy brand - just sayin'.

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« Reply #641 on: April 26, 2012, 10:24:37 PM »
Dear Oscar

Yes, it is very clever you have learned how to open the shutters in the bedroom.  You are a very clever boy!  Can I suggest not doing it until it is actually morning as the neighbour's back light shining in my window does not make for a happy food provider - and an unhappy food provider gives you the generic brand rather than the nummy brand - just sayin'.

Love
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I am rolling as I was reading this (Thanks Ms. Anna!) ;D

Dear Cali:

Just because you want to go out to the enclosed back porch at 3:00 AM does not mean I want to get up, and since you don't want daddy to take you out so until I feel like getting up, meowing and moving to where I am in the bed when I attempt to roll over or hide under the covers will not get you outside any earlier.

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #642 on: April 27, 2012, 06:23:59 AM »
Dear Carmen,

Please stop hiding and get to know your new little brother.  He's very playful and you need him.


Dear Figaro,

You're a darling but please don't pick up Carmen's bad habit of climbing the wall unit.  Mommy doesn't like it when you step on the plug for the TV set in the middle of watching her novelas.

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #643 on: April 27, 2012, 07:07:46 AM »
Dear Tribble:
A) You are absolutely not allowed outside.  I know I let Princess out, but that's because she avoids cars like the plague and comes when I call her to come back in.  Stop crying in your loud Siamese voice to be released into the wild - it's just not happening.

B) Although the other dog loved you and let you roll all over her, she does not live here anymore.  The current canine is kind of afraid of cats because Princess terrorized him when he was a puppy, and I also think he remembers you sinking all four paws full of claws and your teeth into his tail when he was sleeping, so he REALLY doesn't want to have anything to do with you.  Rolling on the floor at his feet just makes him look sad and confused.  Really, seriously, he's not going to give you a bath or let you chew on his ears like the other dog did.

Dear Princess:
A) You, too, need to leave the dog alone.  Stop eating his food.  I know it smells like salmon but it's not cat food.  Definitely stop guarding the water bowl from him.  You couldn't drink that much water in a month.  Also, he doesn't possess the equipment to pet OR feed you, so rubbing yourself against his legs does nothing but make him look sad and confused, because you used to beat him up when he was a puppy. 

B) What mad scientist managed to cross cats with sandspurs?  You are like the world's most painful Velcro.   Stop trying to climb my leg; especially when I'm wearing shorts.  Actually, stop trying regardless of what I'm wearing - I don't own the requisite armor to keep your claws from reaching my skin.  Tribble can keep his claws out of my skin, so it's not an impossible task.


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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #644 on: April 27, 2012, 11:57:54 AM »
Dear Adam, Rocky and Antero,

Yes, I know.  Yes, we are having an epic year for Miller Moth season here in Colorado.  Yes, I know they are fun to hunt and nummy to eat.  But hunting them from the bed while I am asleep does not make for a happy mommy.  Hopefully the scratches on my neck will heal without scarring.

Dear Fred and Mica,

Thank you for your restraint in The Great Moth Hunt (tm).  Mommy appreciates your sensitivity to her need to get a good night's sleep.

Love,
The warm thing huddling under the covers
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