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Old 09-19-2011, 10:00 AM   #461
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:54 AM   #462
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Great posts and pics everyone...thanks for making my day!
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FD, what a difference you've made in that cat's life! You gave him the next best thing to living with a family who would take better care of him.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:47 PM   #464
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FD, thank you so much for making such a wonderful respite from the elements for that kitty!
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FD what a great house for that cat!!
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:38 PM   #466
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We have a neighbor who pretty much neglects his cat. The cat is outside rain, snow or shine. Last winter, the poor thing had nowhere to go when the temps dropped well below freezing. I told the neighbor he should keep the cat indoors, but my remark fell on deaf ear. So I built him a temporary shelter to at least keep him out of the wind and snow (we couldn't and still can't bring him indoors for a variety of reasons). Well, he liked it so much that he has made our back porch his. During the summer, I upgraded his shelter and now that nights are getting cooler again, he has moved into his new house (solid cedar siding, aluminum roofing, and faux fur mattress):
You are a good person.

Many years ago in upstate NY on a -30F night... Mother obtained 2 paper barrels of different sizes, one inside the other with in between stuffed with rags, set it up facing south, lined with cheap fur coat from thrift store.

I looked into it before bedtime, I think there were 10 cats in there.
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:51 PM   #468
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Cats vs. dogs. I will note that no cats appear in these photos. also, some people are just not right.


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Is it possible to teach a cat to fetch?

Not that I'm gonna try. But each time I sit on the sofa in front of my netbook, two kittens pile on my lap and start purring away. They have no problem carrying my socks around or their toys in their mouths.
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Is it possible to teach a cat to fetch?

Not that I'm gonna try. But each time I sit on the sofa in front of my netbook, two kittens pile on my lap and start purring away. They have no problem carrying my socks around or their toys in their mouths.
I've had two cats that would play fetch when they chose too. The best was a young Siamese that had no other cats around and had to make do with just me. He would bring back a thrown balled up piece of paper 5-6 times in a row.
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I've had two cats that would play fetch when they chose too. The best was a young Siamese that had no other cats around and had to make do with just me. He would bring back a thrown balled up piece of paper 5-6 times in a row.
That's really good.

I was trying to play soccer with the two last night. Dribbling a toy ball with my feet. But they just stared at me and didn't even try to intercept the ball.
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Is it possible to teach a cat to fetch?

Not that I'm gonna try. But each time I sit on the sofa in front of my netbook, two kittens pile on my lap and start purring away. They have no problem carrying my socks around or their toys in their mouths.
Yes, I have had two cats that learned to fetch. I just started throwing a crumpled up cigarette pack that they would chase. The fetch part was their idea. After a few tosses they just started batting and chasing it back to me.
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We've had 4 cats who fetched, but they never were taught. They did it instinctively. In fact, having them bring you items over and over to throw, while they scream in your face after awhile gets tiring.

When I was a teen, I was more energetic. I taught my Siamese cat, Tinker, to jump through a hoop and also play dead. She was exasperated (lots of snorting and sighing) when I made her do it for treats, but she sure impressed people.
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FD - what a heartwarming tale. You are a true hero.
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What a wonderful thing to do, FD!
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How adorable, Huston55! Is he a Corgi? What is the thing he is drinking from?
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