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MonteCristo

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #900 on: February 04, 2013, 02:13:09 PM »
Dear Paddy O'Cat,

You beg for food. You beg for attention. You beg to come in.

We give you food and water. We give you attention. We let you in.

Yet you wander aimlessly from room to room, still begging.

What do you WANT?

Love,
The Magically Manifest New Occupants of House

p.s.  shut UP!

Litter box cleaned?  That's what my little girl wants and she won't shut up about it until i go clean her box.

Dear Hu-man,

The Visitors haven't even given me a littler box! They seem to think that just because I'm an outdoors cat, I should use the outdoors!

Grumpily,
Paddy.

Lol, when my kitties start acting crazy like that I just give them all the attention I can...brush, comb, nail clippings, washing their faces, etc...usually they are trying to get away by the time I'm finished.   >:D

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #901 on: February 04, 2013, 02:59:21 PM »
I think this calls for some corporal cuddling!

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #902 on: February 05, 2013, 02:29:08 AM »
Dear Mischka,
Yes, mum knows the difference in sound between you clawing the settee and your scratching post.  I know you're smart enough to only use your post when I'm in view but don't try to plead innocence when I tell you off.  Roewing and rolling on your back doesn't get you off the hook.

Love your scritch giver

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #903 on: February 24, 2013, 06:27:55 PM »
Dear Morty

I appreciate that you're not a good traveller, and I did expect the 40 minutes of caterwauling* on the way to the vet on Saturday.  I very much appreciate that you didn't do it so much on the way home.  And I'm incredibly grateful that you only peed in your box instead of your usual messy, smelly trick.

Please understand though - you're 13, which makes you a bit of an 'old man' in the cat world, so getting your vision, blood pressure, blood and wee tests done are perfectly acceptable - don't want you getting sick like Milly did, now do we?  Thank you for being relatively patient and cooperative for most of the visit. 

The shaved spots will grow back, I promise!  And believe it or not, I think you actually shed more hair during that visit than got shaved off.

Love
the chief head scritcher.

PS please come home for dinner!

* Isn't caterwauling the most perfectly appropriate word?   ;D

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #904 on: February 24, 2013, 09:41:55 PM »
Dear Oscar

Please stop pulling books off the bookshelf at 3 in the morning (yes - I know its you!).  Aunty Jane thinks we have a poltergeist!!

Love
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #905 on: February 25, 2013, 07:34:30 AM »
Dear Carmen,

Please stop provoking Figaro and giving him "the finger" when he can't chase you up the back of the wall unit.  Especially when that means you disturb the cable box on the way.  One of these days one of you will get hurt and your mum will be very sad.

Love,

She Who Buys You Fancy Feast





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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #906 on: February 25, 2013, 09:03:22 AM »
Dear Harry,
DH & I had a cunning plan.  We would let you go outside in the snow and you would hate it and quit complaining at the door.  How could such a simple plan go wrong?  I'll tell you how-you are a complete whacko and enjoyed playing in the snow.  You are a very strange boy.



Love,
She who is NOT taking you out to play in the snow today


Dear Artie,

Cats are naturally dignified and graceful.  Except for you.  There is no universe in which flopping on you back and asking for a belly rub is dignified.  Also, you are littler than Harry.   And when you came into the shelter, you weren't underweight.  So I am not sure where your food issues come from, but we will not be feeding you every 10 minutes.  And you don't need more food than Harry.



Love,
The feeding unit
Lynn

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #907 on: February 25, 2013, 09:11:25 AM »
Is Harry a Maine Coon or Maine Coon Mix?  Every one I've ever known has just adored playing in the snow.  My old cat Booger (RIP) would jump off a second floor balcony to get into the snow.  He was a very happy kitty for the few years we lived in North Dakota.
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #908 on: February 25, 2013, 09:20:07 AM »
Dear Koa,

The allergy vaccine drops aren't that bad.  I know, I tasted a drop just to make sure it wasn't bitter or sour.  Therefore, it makes absolutely no sense to struggle and scratch me.  I'm sure you get bruised when I have to grab you too hard, and it is scary when I chase you around the house.  It is even scarier when I get scratched and yell at you.  The spout may hurt your mouth because I have to shove it in any way I can.  If you would please just stay still and let me drop in two drops -- just two! -- the whole business would be over quickly, we would both be happier, and maybe you wouldn't itch so much.

Love,

The evil person who keeps sticking stuff in your mouth.

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #909 on: February 25, 2013, 09:32:37 AM »
Dear Boojum,

That's not your steak.

Love,
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Lynnv

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #910 on: February 25, 2013, 09:35:01 AM »
Is Harry a Maine Coon or Maine Coon Mix?  Every one I've ever known has just adored playing in the snow.  My old cat Booger (RIP) would jump off a second floor balcony to get into the snow.  He was a very happy kitty for the few years we lived in North Dakota.

Maine Coon at some level.  He is a shelter boy-so best guess is at least 1/2, if not more.  He has the size, the meow, the M on his forehead, the ears and the laid-back (aka just plain bone idle) demeanor.  And loves the snow.  I wasn't aware of that one.  It kind of went like this:

Human plan:  "Harry is complaining at the door again.  It is cold out.  We will let him on the porch.  Ha Ha, we will let him out in the snow and he will hate it and he will quit meowing at the door for a couple of days."

Feline response:  "Woo hoo!"

Artie, on the other hand, just looked at us like we were nuts and ran as far away from the door as he could when he felt the blast of cold air coming in.   ;D
Lynn

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #911 on: February 25, 2013, 10:26:15 AM »
My late kitty Big Red was also a shelter boy with a healthy dose of Maine Coon.  When he would be outdoors and rain would start he wouldn't even notice except for flicking his ears.  His coat was so thick that the undercoat really never got wet.  He also liked to play in the snow.  I've got a picture somewhere of him just happily strolling along in chest deep snow with his big floofy tail happily waving in the air.

mmswm

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #912 on: February 25, 2013, 10:47:31 AM »
Maine Coons are built/adapted for the Maine environment.  They have a thick undercoat that keeps them warm and a floofy overcoat that repels water.  They have more fur on their bellies to insulate against the snow and less fur on their backs so as not to get snagged in the thick underbrush of a Maine forest. They're big and hearty in order to survive in a cold climate and fight against predators common to the area.

They're also the best cats ever, but I might be a little biased.
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #913 on: February 25, 2013, 10:48:46 AM »
When he would be outdoors and rain would start he wouldn't even notice except for flicking his ears.  His coat was so thick that the undercoat really never got wet. 
I know this is OT, but my mare, Misty, has always lived in a pasture with trees for shelter.  I took her out Friday afternoon and it started pouring.  The rain bothered her - a LOT! She really didn't like it in her face, but she carefully trotted (on the now slippery ground) back to her pasture.  I let her go and she ran through the downpour to join the herd snuggled together under a big tree.

I thought a horse that lived outside in all types of weather would not be so sensitive to rain.  She has a nice winter coat.  She's a Hawaiian born and raised horse, so her winter coat is not as heavy as a Mainland horse, but I noticed her belly is always dry because the guard hairs on her back deflect the water.  There are no guard hairs on her face which is probably why she pinned her ears back and squinted, trying to angle her face away from the force of the heavy rain.  It just looked like she was giving the rain "stink eye." ;D
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #914 on: February 25, 2013, 10:53:01 AM »
Just so you know that Harry's not the only one:



And to make you feel a bit better about Artie:



That particular photo earned Booger the nickname "Bathmat, with ears", or just Sir Bathmat.
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