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Old 06-17-2012, 02:23 PM   #661
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Grashopper - a sign of a true cat home - towels on every chair! We have towels and blankets on pretty much everything!!

Here's my Kizzy, who fetched when she was little, then stopped for a while. She just started to do it again. She's so smart!!

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Grashopper - a sign of a true cat home - towels on every chair! We have towels and blankets on pretty much everything!!

Here's my Kizzy, who fetched when she was little, then stopped for a while. She just started to do it again. She's so smart!!


So cute!!!! We had a cat that would fetch. Never got old, at least not for us! He would get so tired he'd bring the paper back and lay there panting. So fun!
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Grashopper - a sign of a true cat home - towels on every chair! We have towels and blankets on pretty much everything!!

Here's my Kizzy, who fetched when she was little, then stopped for a while. She just started to do it again. She's so smart!!
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Kizzy's last fetch is like our cats' first fetches. Playing soccer is what they do with just about anything.
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Kizzy's last fetch is like our cats' first fetches. Playing soccer is what they do with just about anything.
Here's one of Magic cat, (a combo of 'Black Magic' & 'The Magic Kingdom'), playing 'tinfoil ball tennis' atop a portable wardrobe......circa 1985. (Unfortunately Magic ran out of spells and left us in 2005.)

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Nemo - love the outstretched paw!! Gorgeous kitty.
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Nemo - love the outstretched paw!! Gorgeous kitty.
When we moved into a larger place in Riyadh, with stairs and a landing, as soon as I brought out the tinfoil ball he'd run upstairs and then swat it in mid-air through the railings.
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Grashopper - a sign of a true cat home - towels on every chair! We have towels and blankets on pretty much everything!!

Here's my Kizzy, who fetched when she was little, then stopped for a while. She just started to do it again. She's so smart!!


Nice video.... our young cat will fetch at times... we have a plastic ball with a noise maker inside... like the video, she is not that great at getting the ball back to us... at times, she is half way back and drops the ball to get back to petting faster At other times, she will look at us like 'not now'...
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I had a couple of cats that would fetch. There is one drawback to training them to do that. They would leave dead mice, rabbits and other wildlife on my front step if the cats were out at night.
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Update on big bird: Think this is a red tailed hawk. Since I took these photos, she's killed and eaten a squirrel and a small rabbit. She’s been in our back yard all day today. Pretty sure she's a girl since she's so big - about 2' tall - and female since girl red tails tend to be much larger than the boys. Thinking she may have a nest with babies in our yard. Our usual menagerie of squirrels, birds, ground hogs, chipmunks and other critters have taken cover. Our bird bath and bird feeder are understandably underutilized.

I’ve already advised DH to be cautious during the next lawn mowing. Might be a good time for him to pull out that old motorcycle helmet…
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Update on big bird: Think this is a red tailed hawk. Since I took these photos, she's killed and eaten a squirrel and a small rabbit. She’s been in our back yard all day today. Pretty sure she's a girl since she's so big - about 2' tall - and female since girl red tails tend to be much larger than the boys. Thinking she may have a nest with babies in our yard. Our usual menagerie of squirrels, birds, ground hogs, chipmunks and other critters have taken cover. Our bird bath and bird feeder are understandably underutilized.

I’ve already advised DH to be cautious during the next lawn mowing. Might be a good time for him to pull out that old motorcycle helmet…
It's really cool looking. I trust none of your kitties go outdoors, or will be while the hawk is around...?
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This is just too strange. While I was providing the last update, DH came in and said "you gotta see this". I think it's safe to assume our bird bath is now off limits to all other birds...
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It's really cool looking. I trust none of your kitties go outdoors, or will be while the hawk is around...?
No worries. All our kitties are indoors only.
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This is just too strange. While I was providing the last update, DH came in and said "you gotta see this". I think it's safe to assume our bird bath is now off limits to all other birds...
Wow! That is indeed odd! Fun to watch though, I'm sure!
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Purron, the bird bath photo makes me laugh!
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This is just too strange. While I was providing the last update, DH came in and said "you gotta see this". I think it's safe to assume our bird bath is now off limits to all other birds...
Not very subtle, is she?

Just washing the blood and the fleshy bits off her talons before she goes "grazing" again...
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Not very subtle, is she?

Just washing the blood and the fleshy bits off her talons before she goes "grazing" again...
Yup. I plan on avoiding that part of the yard where she enjoyed her last meal.
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