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Old 01-04-2011, 01:29 PM   #201
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Purron & Sarah, I hear you! People are so stupid when it comes to animals. I have a t-shirt that says, "We got rid of the children, the cat was allergic".

I watch Craigslist also, and it's amazing how people deal with animals. Stuff like, "need to find a home for 5-month-old kitten, as we are moving [having a baby, whatever]. You didn't forsee these things 3 or less months ago Makes me crazy.

Here's my pirate cat, Murphy. She lost an eye to a malignant tumor 2 years ago. She's 13, and keeps us entertained!

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Old 01-04-2011, 01:57 PM   #202
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Awww, my sis had a one-eyed cat, named Noah. He was awesome! I love that expression on your Murphy!
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Over the years I've learned calicos are almost always crazy little things and orange tabby boys are amost always sweet old souls. I love 'em all
That has been my anecdotal observation over the years.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:30 PM   #204
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Here's my pirate cat, Murphy. She lost an eye to a malignant tumor 2 years ago. She's 13, and keeps us entertained!

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I watch Craigslist also, and it's amazing how people deal with animals. Stuff like, "need to find a home for 5-month-old kitten, as we are moving [having a baby, whatever]". You didn't forsee these things 3 or less months ago Makes me crazy.
Especially true in Mexico where many view animals as possessions. There is a big gringo rescue operation because of that (no, the gringos rescue the unwanted animals). Many return north with their new owners.

(Then there are the bunnies available free after Easter.)
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cj!

Love your Murphy! Many years ago had a one eyed Basset Hound due to glaucoma.
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Every day when my neighbor goes to work, her indoor cat comes over to my place and spends the day with me. When she goes over to her boyfriend's to stay the night, I get a sleepover. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Truffles:

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Aww, Major Tom - that sounds like a great deal for everyone! Truffles is a cutie.
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You're essentially catsitting? But what a doll! The owner must love you...as well as the kitty. My son did that for someone, too, when he was in university.
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Major Tom, I love that dusty tortishelle look of Truffles. Nice to have a loaner cat instead of a permanent one!
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Truffles is a very lucky little lady. Reminds me of this dilute calico kitty I fostered for a long time (3 years!). She had diabetes and was adopted about 6 years ago by a couple who had recently lost their diabetic cat. Get a picture of her every year at Christmas.
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I am "catsitting" for the neighbors too. Their poor cat is locked outside no matter how low the temperature goes. I talked to the neighbor about the situation but he showed no concern about it. "Oh well, he's an outdoor cat"... Makes me mad.

He's always starving for food and attention so I feed him and pet him. I also provide him with a bit of shelter from the cold. But I can't invite him in unfortunately. Our own indoors cats wouldn't tolerate it. I'll try to catch a picture of him. He is only 4-month old but a really big cat already.
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I am "catsitting" for the neighbors too. Their poor cat is locked outside no matter how low the temperature goes. I talked to the neighbor about the situation but he showed no concern about it. "Oh well, he's an outdoor cat"... Makes me mad.
My pet peeve.

http://www.abcbirds.org/abcprograms/.../predation.pdf

Cats kill millions of birds each year in the US.
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Thanks for the comments on Truffles everyone. Yes, I'm catsitting. Truffles' owner loves it because she doesn't feel guilty when she goes over to her BF's place every week, and I love it because I get to spend time with this rather persistent, very conversational, and downright loveable older lady (she's 13).

Purron - that calico kitty looks adorable!
FD - sorry to hear about your neighbor's indifference, but glad to know that you're helping their cat lead a better life.
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Hi! Nice to meet you, Iīm Tina! Mmmmm ...... arenīt you the charmerOh, so itīs a lady.....Well.... She is still is a charmer!
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http://www.abcbirds.org/abcprograms/.../predation.pdf

Cats kill millions of birds each year in the US.
Birds love to provoke our own cats. We have a couple of morning doves that land on our window sills, right in front of the cats' noses. They just sit there watching our cats go crazy behind the windowpane. We call our windows "cat TVs". The squirrels, birds, chipmunks, raccoons, possums and other wildlife outside all provide hours of entertainment for our indoors cats. And no one gets hurt.
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Hi! Nice to meet you, Iīm Tina! Mmmmm ...... arenīt you the charmerOh, so itīs a lady.....Well.... She is still is a charmer!
Looks like our kitties should meet!
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vicente, bit of trivia for you: all calico cats are female (rare exceptions are sterile males, IIRC). And *almost* all orange tabbies are male.

We don't feed birds in our yard because our cats are indoor/outdoor. It is really all we can do for the unfortunate bird/cat issues.
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