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Old 09-29-2011, 07:43 AM   #481
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Oh Huston, is that one of those dog puzzles?
How cool! I've heard about them but never tried one.
Gotta love those short cute legs!
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:49 AM   #482
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Love Corgi's (both kinds), that was our 2nd choice. Very cute, and SMMMAAAARTTTT.
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Thx for all the posts. The third picture is him solving one of his puzzles; they're great fun.

We love him very much, and feel fortunate to have him in our lives. He's our third Corgi. I like to think these pics show how he takes after his Dad: cute, sexy & smart. Although, DW would likely say, short, stocky and always under foot.

In any case, he's our little man.
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In any case, he's our little man.
Great shots. Did he solve the puzzle or go lie down?
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Great shots. Did he solve the puzzle or go lie down?
Yep. When there are cookies involved, he's very motivated. A small treat goes under each wooden post, which he must slide to a wide spot in the slot to turn over and eat the treat. If I could only be as focused as he is doing his puzzle, I'd control the world.
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My friend is in very ill health. She owns two kittens (siblings) about six months old. Unfortunately, it looks like my friend is unable to care for the kittens anymore.

I've tried to find a good home for both of them together, unfortunately, most people don't want two cats. One may want just one, but it breaks my heart to separate the two of them -- they are each other's best buddy, since birth.

So, a question for all the cat psyschologists out there. Who traumatic is it to have siblings kittens, separated from each other? Do they mourn and miss the other's company? Or do they adapt pretty well?

I remember a few years ago, my friend's cat had a litter of 5 kittens (actually, two sets of 5 in different occasions). We had to give them away. It was heartbreaking seeing the mama cat looking for her babies, searching the house, but they were gone!


Is the seperation tougher on me than on them?

First things first....got an apointment next Thursday to get them both fixed -- snip snip
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First of all, I'm sorry your friend is sick.

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Is the seperation tougher on me than on them?
Probably so.

It's been my experience cats do just fine when separated from their littermates.

At one point I had three cats (none of them littermates) that lived together over a decade. When the first one died, I thought one cat in particular would mourn his death, but he did not...in any way, shape or form.

You might want to sell the idea of taking both cats to a person by telling them if they go out of town, the kittens will not be as lonely. Also, they will not be as destructive on the furniture, rugs, and drapes if they have each other during times of play.
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I had no problem separating from my brother after living with him for 18 years. And I have seen sibling cats actually appear happier to have the run of the house when one died. By adopting in pairs only, you are severely limiting your market.
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I would encourage someone to adopt in pairs, so they keep each other company, but if you can't, then better for them to have a home than not. They will get over the sep anxiety. I feel sad for your friend, though, because her illness is already a bad thing, and now she will be without the kitties' companionship, too. Bummer.
But you are awesome for stepping up!
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Thanks for your input.

Decisions..Decisions...

Now is the time I wish I had a several room house instead of living in a single bedroom condo. My place doesn't allow for more than one cat, plus two would be a handful in such a small area. Another worry is I'm on the 5th floor with a balcony.

If I can't find a taker, I might have to bring them to my place and just use some paint (to make the cats look like one cat if a neighbor complains -- just kidding ).

They think of me as their mom....but two in a tight area...I dunno
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It's hard to say. I had two cats once. They used to groom each other, sleep together, play together (one male and one female) and from my point of view, the boy cat terrorized the girl cat at times (the boy cat would bite the girl cat's neck and the female cat would start meowing to be released etc. They were both fixed though). After the male cat died, the surviving girl cat would occasionally howl in the middle of the night for no apparent reason while going from room to room. It was kind of spooky and sad at the same time. She died less than a year later.

I currently have only one cat. He seems content, but then, he doesn't know what it's like to have another cat in the house. At this point, he is too old to want another cat in the house. (I am his mate and he tolerates me.)
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Several of my cats are companionable, others are not. It just depends on their own nature. I can however report that I will be more than happy to box up the tabby cat to send to anyone here, as I let her sleep in our bed last night. My reward? Finding a dead squirrel curled up inches from my feet when I awoke. Disgusting! We leave the back door open for the dogs to go in and out, so I guess after a little nocturnal hunting she thought she'd share her prize. GROSS!

But on a happier note, here is my favorite foster dog from earlier this year, and her new "job" with her very awesome new owner. It is called dock diving, and she's going to be a superstar! She also does flyball, frisbee, and agility. Such a great athlete, and when I got her, the young girl who surrendered her was keeping her in a tiny apartment, she was 25% underweight, with awful skin and a savage temper. All that is over now, and she's a healthy happy dog with a job.
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Several of my cats are companionable, others are not. It just depends on their own nature. I can however report that I will be more than happy to box up the tabby cat to send to anyone here, as I let her sleep in our bed last night. My reward? Finding a dead squirrel curled up inches from my feet when I awoke. Disgusting! We leave the back door open for the dogs to go in and out, so I guess after a little nocturnal hunting she thought she'd share her prize. GROSS!


My tabby brought a LIVE mouse into my bed in the morning once (thankfully, at my feet!). EGADS!
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My tabby brought a LIVE mouse into my bed in the morning once (thankfully, at my feet!). EGADS!
Okay, I have had everyone I've talked to today beat with my story...until YOU came along with an even worse one! YEEEEIKES! That dead squirrel is looking pretty good about now. Oh dear me..what is IT with these tabbies?
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Okay, I have had everyone I've talked to today beat with my story...until YOU came along with an even worse one! YEEEEIKES! That dead squirrel is looking pretty good about now. Oh dear me..what is IT with these tabbies?
LOL! I never moved SO fast in the morning in my LIFE!

Black cats are pretty bad, too. We had one that threw up a lot from hair balls. Well, one night he was on the window ledge above our bed when I heard the classic "yuck, yuck, yuck" preemptive puking sound...I turned my head just in time to see him hurl RIGHT INTO DH's EAR! OMG, DH flipped out. Here we were at 3 a.m. with his head in the tub, washing oh-so-nasty stuff out of his ear. That cat is lucky he was DH's favorite!
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Ok, now we are on to the perennial favorite..cat hurling! That is TOTALLY GROSS! i think that kitty would have had a flight lesson, LOL!

We were having a dinner party one night years ago, and my old gray cat was lurking on the top of the cabinets (unbeknownst to me and my guests) near the table. Not until he leaned over the edge and began that oh-so-familiar noise, at least. It cascaded off the top of the cabinet and into a big decorative bowl I'd filled with pecans, splashing from their onto a guest's shoes. Nice. Thanks kitty for ruining my dinner party!
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We were having a dinner party one night years ago, and my old gray cat was lurking on the top of the cabinets (unbeknownst to me and my guests) near the table. Not until he leaned over the edge and began that oh-so-familiar noise, at least. It cascaded off the top of the cabinet and into a big decorative bowl I'd filled with pecans, splashing from their onto a guest's shoes. Nice. Thanks kitty for ruining my dinner party!
OMG!!!!
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<snip>Well, one night he was on the window ledge above our bed when I heard the classic "yuck, yuck, yuck" preemptive puking sound...
My kitty is more of a "hoomfwah, hoomfwah, hoomfwah" kind o' gal.
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