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  1. Sonatine

    Did my cat just try to protect me?

    My cats had a little spat and if I didn't know better I could have sworn one of them was trying to protect me from the other. Mischief tried to jump on me while I was eating and lost her balance. She hooked her claws into me and I yelped while she fell to the floor (this happens a lot). Millie...
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    The vet thought she was part Bengal!

    I shouldn't rag on the poor vet... he was really great with Mischief when I took her in for a UTI and I plan to make that practice her regular one when it comes time for shots. So, a great vet, and a nice guy. But.... ... she looks about as much like a bengal as a greyhound looks like a...
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    Want another cat but can't...

    Anybody else want to adopt another cat but just can't right now? There's this adorable, sweet, fluffy orange and white kitty at my local cat cafe (the place my two cats came from). I adore her. If I could take her home, I would... but I just can't. My lease prohibits more than two cats, and...
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    Recommend sturdy aerial toys?

    I got my cats one of those Jackson Galaxy aerial play toys for Christmas and they LOVE it. Love it so much, in fact, that they're well on their way to destroying the feathers. I try to keep them from getting too many "catches" while we play but Millie in particular is really fast and always gets...
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    First time with a sick kitty

    My kitty Mischief was straining in the litterbox last night. She'd then switch to the other box and sometimes lick herself in between. I panicked, having heard horror stories of UTIs and crystals and obstruction in cats. I managed to schedule her an appointment and got off work early to take her...
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    For once she behaved...

    Recently I tried to clip my kitty Mischief's nails for the first time (I know, I know, I should have tried sooner). She's usually an awkward, squirmy cat and is a stubborn little goblin even at the best of times so I was prepared for the worst. She didn't mind at all! She just laid in my lap...
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    Scabby Chin: Food Allergy?

    Amelia's chin has become somewhat red and scabby. It doesn't seem to bother her especially, and I haven't noticed her scratching it too much, but there's also a lot of time where I'm not home. I really only noticed it the other night, but it probably started before that. Fortunately, no signs...
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    Do You Know Your Cats' History?

    I can't help but be curious how my cats lived before they came to the cat cafe where I adopted them. I don't know a whole lot about Amelia before that. She was an owner surrender and pregnant spay, and that's about all I know. I can't imagine who would give up such a cute kitty (or let her roam...
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    My Cats Ganged Up On Me...

    Just over a month ago, I was still in the throes of a (short and comparatively easy but still stressful) cat introduction. Now, those two she-devils are conspiring against me. They have joined forces to get me out of bed. I woke to the feeling of a soft kitty paw patting at my hand in front of...
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    Less Than Flattering...

    Cats are gloriously photogenic. But sometimes the camera also makes them look... odd. Where are her back legs? She kinda looks like a potato with a head. I'm sure some of you out there have plenty of photos that make your gorgeous cats look like lumpy vegetables.
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    A Little Feral Story

    I'm not currently involved with TNR, but my mom managed a colony behind her business when I was a preteen/young teenager, and I just wanted to talk about them a little bit. It's a slightly long story, but it's got a nice happy ending! I don't remember exactly how it started, but at some point...
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    Lesson Learned!

    It was only a matter of time until Mischief realized that she's nearly the size of a leopard and can in fact jump to the top of my dresser (tallest piece of furniture and the only one that is supposed to be off limits to cats). So once she finally jumped up a couple of times and got ready to...
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    Are Your Cats Similar Or Different?

    I've been wondering. Do you go for (or get chosen by) cats that have similar personalities, or who are very different from each other? My two are both female rescues close in age (2.5 and 1.5) who like to play, but that's where the similarities end. Even the way they play is different. Amelia...
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    Do Your Cats Get Hangry?

    I've come to the conclusion that my new(ish) cat Mischief gets hangry. Generally, my cats actually get along really well, despite having been together for only a few weeks. They play, lay next to each other, and even occasionally lick each other. But if it's near mealtime, Mischief plays much...
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    Describe Kitty!

    Got this new cat (DSH). She's weird and long. Also kinda fast so I don't have too many good pictures yet but I'll post what I can. She's a pretty big cat, weighs at least 11 pounds or so without being fat and is quite long. Big ears, longish muzzle. Coat is soft and short, not very...
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    That Was An Aggressive Rejection...

    I offered my new cat fancy feast. I know new cats can take a little while to adjust to new foods... but she downright growled and hissed at it! I was equal parts shocked and amused. It's not that bad; the other cat likes it just fine and so does my wallet! :lol: I did find things that she'll...
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    Cat Introductions!

    So my new cat Mischief finally came home with me. Resident cat Amelia is not thrilled. I live in an apartment so the introduction set up isn't ideal. I've got resident cat in my bedroom because that's where all her favorite spots (including her cat tree and litterbox) are. The bedroom isn't...
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    Getting Another Cat Next Week!

    I'm so excited! I'm finally living somewhere big enough to get another cat. I know the introductions might be difficult for a while, especially since I'll be getting a second young adult instead of a kitten. But I'm still really looking forward to it! I'm adopting from the local cat cafe where...
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    Becoming A Two-cat Household

    I've finally moved into a bigger place, and it's time to start thinking about getting my cat a minion... er, a friend. The timing is a little sooner than I'd intended, but I have almost an entire week off soon, and between work and my doctoral program I'm not going to get that much time off to...
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    Moved With Cat!

    I was gonna post an advice thread but then moving day was upon me and I just had to remember what I'd read in other moving threads! I moved from a studio to a cheaper one-bedroom a few blocks away. Fortunately little Amelia seems to have taken the move pretty well! She was a little scared at...
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