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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #930 on: March 15, 2013, 12:51:23 PM »
We had 2 cats for almost 18 years.  We still have Bootsie, but she's 19 and failing. We replaced the carpet with a floating laminate flooring about 5 years ago.  Cats puke and hork hairballs.  It's what they do.  When we saw all the dirt caught in the carpet backing, we swore never to have cats and carpet again.  We will always have cats, hence no more carpet for us.

Midnight used to dash around the condo like it was a race course.  She would dig her claws into the carpet to make high-speed turns.  The first time she dashed around on the laminate floor, her claws slid on the floor and she spun out into the entertainment center. (This belongs in the thread on "Things You Should Not Laugh At.) She quickly learned that her pads had better purchase on the floor than her claws.  After that, we could hear her little pads squeaking as she cornered.
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #931 on: March 21, 2013, 09:19:08 PM »
^^ She was squealing her tires!
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #932 on: March 25, 2013, 09:01:51 PM »
Dear Cherokee,

Now that you live only with Mr. O I realize it's been lonely. Thank you for adopting me as a pseudo mom. I love you bunches and bunches.


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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #933 on: March 26, 2013, 12:38:17 PM »
I was told that cats preferred carpet and perhaps other soft surfaces, because it allows them to dig their claws in to hang on while they retch.  They can't get the same purchase on hard surfaces.

That makes sense, except that my cat (adopted that way, I didn't do it) is declawed on all four feet!  But she still goes for the carpet.  Maybe she still gets slightly better purchase, but it's not just the claws.

Fortunately I found a really good hork stain remover.  :)

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #934 on: March 26, 2013, 12:43:47 PM »
Dear Sassy and Peggy:

I'm on to you two, now.  I get home last night, 12 hours early to empty food dishes and both of you acting like you are starving to death.  So much so that I thought my friend forgot to look in on you.  Today, I find out she did look in on you and feed you appropriately.

It won't work again, my dearies.

Love, the food giver.
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« Reply #935 on: March 26, 2013, 01:14:37 PM »
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Fortunately I found a really good hork stain remover.

You are going to share the name, yes?   :)

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #936 on: March 26, 2013, 01:20:02 PM »
Dear Chewy,

No, I will not tell your brother to stop grabbing your tail and yanking it while you are trying to get my attention.  It is well deserved payback for all of the times you grabbed him by his collar and dragged him up to the perimeter of the invisible fence just so that you could watch him jump and twist and make a funny noise.  I'm glad that switching your collars took care of that, but he is still allowed his payback.... 

Love,
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #937 on: March 26, 2013, 03:26:29 PM »
Dear Sassy and Peggy:

I'm on to you two, now.  I get home last night, 12 hours early to empty food dishes and both of you acting like you are starving to death.  So much so that I thought my friend forgot to look in on you.  Today, I find out she did look in on you and feed you appropriately.

It won't work again, my dearies.

Love, the food giver.
Our cats would do this within two hours.  DD2 and I were supposed to trade off giving the cats their evening wet food.  I'd do it before I went to bed at 10, and she would do it after she got in from work at midnight.  She was always greeted by cats at the door, cats who had been fed but insisted that they were staaaaaaaaaaaarving!  And if she didn't remember whose turn it was, she fed them.  (They always had dry kibble down, so even if they hadn't been fed wet food, starvation was not imminent.)

We finally worked out a code.  If the light over the stove was on, she was to feed them.  If it was off, I'd fed them.
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #938 on: March 26, 2013, 03:32:23 PM »
Dear Mo, Scout and Tigger,

We do not need armed sentries on the roof of the house.  The dog is quite good at chasing off intruders without directions from the roof-top look outs.  Also, the nursery workers aren't intruders until they actually leave the nursery and cross onto our property.

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #939 on: March 26, 2013, 03:40:17 PM »
Rocky,

I have already talked to Smokey asking him to have patience with you and your brother as you are both still active kittens and to stop hissing at you.  But if you keep running up to him and try to eat off the same plate as him - I'm not going to scold him if he hisses at you.  You have your own plate of food.  Not that the hissing bothers you - you just keep doing whatever you feel like but it scares your brother Leo so try to not be SO bold okay?

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #940 on: March 26, 2013, 05:08:51 PM »
Dear Harley,

I know it was horrible torture for you to be left alone with the other creatures while the humans went to work. Why did you have to blast me with a deafening howl when I came home?

Dear Harley and Biscuit,

It is beautiful weather today, so I opened the windows. What about the fresh air made you stampede up and down the stairs at breakneck speed?

Love,

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #941 on: March 26, 2013, 11:00:43 PM »
My darling Archie,

I am aware that, inside your feline brain, I am not a different species, I am, in fact, a large, hairless cat who is incompetent at keeping herself fed and cleaned, and thus you feel the need to lick me regularly and also to leave dead things at each of my doors, so that I can be fed.

However.

I do *not* appreciate it when you decide that the appropriate response, while you are purring at and nuzzling into my belly and the baby in there kicks at you, is to swipe at said baby.

Yeah. Four nasty claw marks right next to my belly button because Baby kicked right where Archie was rubbing his face on my t-shirt - the shirt itself is fine, just punctured but not torn, though the skin underneath is bleeding.

So *someone* is now shut in the laundry while I disinfect and cover up the scratches. Here's hoping that they heal okay!
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #942 on: March 27, 2013, 02:58:12 AM »
My darling Archie,

I am aware that, inside your feline brain, I am not a different species, I am, in fact, a large, hairless cat who is incompetent at keeping herself fed and cleaned, and thus you feel the need to lick me regularly and also to leave dead things at each of my doors, so that I can be fed.

However.

I do *not* appreciate it when you decide that the appropriate response, while you are purring at and nuzzling into my belly and the baby in there kicks at you, is to swipe at said baby.

Yeah. Four nasty claw marks right next to my belly button because Baby kicked right where Archie was rubbing his face on my t-shirt - the shirt itself is fine, just punctured but not torn, though the skin underneath is bleeding.

So *someone* is now shut in the laundry while I disinfect and cover up the scratches. Here's hoping that they heal okay!

I swear I'm laughing with you...not at you :D

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #943 on: March 27, 2013, 01:54:01 PM »
Dear Matilda,

Jumping on my lap while I am sitting down is a rare and cute occurance. Jumping on my shoulder however, was so unexpected that we stared nose to nose at each other for a moment. I hink its the first time you;ve ever done that.

A big thank you for turning your head away before you sneezed.
No thank you at all for sneezing over my lunch instead.

Your attempt to follow up by sniffing my afflicted lunch was also not appreciated.

Regards,
Your hungry owner

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #944 on: March 27, 2013, 02:01:08 PM »
Might as well let her sniff it to her heart's content. She flavored it.  >:D