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Midnight Kitty

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1230 on: October 17, 2013, 02:36:16 PM »
Aloha Buddy;

Please stop jumping up in the middle of the table when I serve dinner.  I did not want to eat it after picking it, and the plate, off the floor.  I know the dog likes to clean the floor after meals and I suspect the two of you conspired to get my dinner on your floor.

Another thing: You are a cat; Honey Girl is a dog.  I know you two love each other and compete for our attention, but now you're copying her doggie behavior.  Jumping in DH's lap, putting your front paws on his chest, and licking his face is not something cats do.  Please stop with the species confusion.

Mahalo,
The Furless One

p.s. All toys now belong to "the kids."  They chase the fishing pole lures together.  They race each other when playing fetch.  They toss rawhide chips (& other small toys) in the air and jump on them - together.  They chase each other through the cat tunnel.  The biggest problem is that Honey Girl is part Terrier and she can destroy a catnip stuffed mouse in less than 60 seconds.  As we say, "tear" is the root of Terrier.  ;D
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1231 on: October 17, 2013, 02:38:03 PM »
And here I thought terrier was spelled with an o in place of the ie.
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1232 on: October 17, 2013, 04:03:03 PM »
And here I thought terrier was spelled with an o in place of the ie.
;D

Honey Girl is a rescue, so her breeding is not certain.  The Humane Society told us the owner who surrendered her (and her 3 puppies and the puppies' papa) said she was a 5 y.o. terrier mix.  Our vet said she was between 2 y.o. and 2-1/2 y.o. and a dachshund mix.  We call her a Terrier/Dachshund mix who is now 3 y.o.  We think the former owners did not want to admit they bred her so young.  When she's "on a tear," we say "she is channeling her inner Terriorist."
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1233 on: October 25, 2013, 12:46:30 AM »
My Dearest Cherokee,

I realize that you love me and that the bath salts smell AMAZING, but I left the bathroom door open during the bath so you would feel less alone, not so you can nibble my hand. However, I do thank you for being gentle in your love nips, because they didn't hurt too badly. See you soon.

Love,
The other girl in his life.
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« Reply #1234 on: October 25, 2013, 04:30:49 PM »
Dear Batkitten(s?)

I'm not sure if it's just one of you doing it or both of you, but how did you figure out how to drink from the faucet?  I've never, ever owned a cat that did that.  It would be a lot cuter if you didn't land on the bathroom counter like an anvil when I'm getting ready for work in the morning - I am using those things on there, which you send flying.

Love,

Your puzzled human.

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1235 on: October 26, 2013, 02:46:58 AM »
Dear Gretchen

WHERE DID YOU GET FLEEEEEEAAAAS!?!?

Guess who's getting a bath tomorrow...

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« Reply #1236 on: October 26, 2013, 01:05:20 PM »
Dear Sister Whistle,
You are our oldest feral cat and we love you.  Lately, even when there is still food outside in your dish, you come to the door meowing or scratching.  When I look out the window you look up at me and make little soft sounds, like you want my company or something.  Or maybe just extra attention.  So this morning, in response, I gave you some special treats in your dish.  You picked them out of the other food and ate every one.  I love you, whistle.  You make my heart feel warm. 
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« Reply #1237 on: October 26, 2013, 03:24:31 PM »
Dear Mommie,

I may be an official feral, but I am getting older (as you noted). Therefore, I reserve the right to change my status from feral to spoiled housecat at my discretion. And to accept your lap (in due course, of course). The food is good, but I am thinking that coming inside might just be better. What do you think?

Love,
Sister Whistle

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1238 on: October 26, 2013, 07:36:16 PM »
Dear Gretchen

WHERE DID YOU GET FLEEEEEEAAAAS!?!?

Guess who's getting a bath tomorrow...


Dear Gretchen,

Tell your Humans that if you must have the despicable b-a-t-h (shudder), then they should use Palmolive Baby shampoo or, strangely enough, Dawn blue washing liquid. Fleas can't handle either of them. Our Humans give us a nice warm bath with the baby shampoo, then a good scrubbing rinse in eucalyptus oil (10ml to 1lt water).

We come out nice and clean, smelling all fresh, and very flea free. It also gives us nice shiny coats and makes us happy hounds as we scritch less when we don't have any hitch-hikers.

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« Reply #1239 on: October 26, 2013, 08:02:29 PM »
Dear Demon Twins and Gretchen,

Our human hasn't tested it yet, but we accidentally spilled an entire pound of bread yeast all over the floor and rolled in it tracked it all over the house before our human came home from work, and the flea infestation she was struggling with just...vanished.

Love,

The Batkittens, Princess, Tribble, Moose, and The Mama Cat, and Rocky the Dog.

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1240 on: October 26, 2013, 10:25:26 PM »
The bath has been given.  All human limbs are accounted for.  Human skin is still intact.

Feline dignity was still ruffled. 

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« Reply #1241 on: October 26, 2013, 10:51:11 PM »
The bath has been given.  All human limbs are accounted for.  Human skin is still intact.

Feline dignity was still ruffled.


Did you have someone helping you pin down the cat as you scrubbed? Because if not.... I would like to know your secret please.

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« Reply #1242 on: October 26, 2013, 11:18:20 PM »
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Did you have someone helping you pin down the cat as you scrubbed? Because if not.... I would like to know your secret please.

The local vet tells me that they use something they call the 'waffle' to restrain unruly cats. It's like a cattle crush, but flat. You place yowling cat inside and slowly and carefully lower the roof until the cat lays flat. Safely restrained for what they need to do, and easily released when done.

I don't know that you could use it to bathe a cat
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« Reply #1243 on: October 26, 2013, 11:21:57 PM »
The bath has been given.  All human limbs are accounted for.  Human skin is still intact.

Feline dignity was still ruffled.


Did you have someone helping you pin down the cat as you scrubbed? Because if not.... I would like to know your secret please.

No but it was a bit of a fight.  Gretchen is ~17 pounds so she's a bit difficult to hold.  However, she's pretty good about grooming and while she was NOT happy about getting wet, she forgave me almost as soon as we were done.

I will say that big cat in a little sink is not a good idea. She held on to the edges of the sink with all of her might as I was washing her

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #1244 on: October 27, 2013, 05:09:45 AM »
Did you have someone helping you pin down the cat as you scrubbed? Because if not.... I would like to know your secret please.

On the very few occasions we had to bath a cat, DH held him under the arms and I rinsed him down with the shower head before wrapping him in a towel.

It didn't go down well, but it did work with a minimum of fuss.