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    Cats getting into small garbage cans. Solutions?

    Now that Lolli has the run of the upstairs, he keeps getting into our stuff, especially small garbage cans and waste baskets. We've found him with bits of dental floss, Q-tips and used bandages. :doh: Yuck! And unsafe. Very worried he has been, or will be eating these objects. So far we have...
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    New cat Lolli, FIV positive, and our other 2 cats. Now what?

    Haven't been to this forum in YEARS, but I'm back... Lolli was a feral for his first year, is a huge, strong and very healthy proud looking male. He decided to become a house cat this spring, all on his own and has made remarkable progress in that regard, gradually moving to domestic life...
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    Yet Another 'I Need Hiring Vibes for a New Job' thread

    Filled out an application today for a 30-40 hr./ wk. part-time job, national company, sells food, you know the name and I won't mention it due to the jinx factor. Had a little math test in the app. (hadn't done long division w/o calculator and on paper for 35 years - winged it... D'oh!)...
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    Mirror kitty is brought presents

    Kinda long story here... Junebug, our two year old, is fascinated with her reflection in the fireplace glass doors. She thinks it is another friendly cat since it touches her nose when she gets close. She has seen the inside of the fireplace, when open, and knows it is large enough to hold or...
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    Cholesterol Tests. You ever had one?

    For yourself I mean, not for your cat (not that it wouldn't be a bad idea for your cat) Been feeling like c r a p lately. Lethargic, dizzy, fainted a couple weeks ago. Pressure (rushing sound) in my ears when I bend down, and general unattentiveness. Sleepy more than not. Could these be signs...
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    Can your cat remove its own nails when stuck?

    I have learned there is no cat question too odd to ask here. Situation: Cat decides to exercise their paws and fingers on some common item like a pillow or carpet. They extend their nails and sink them in. Ahhh, feels great. Then they get stuck and you have to go rescue them by lifting their...
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    Source for taurine

    Mitty has been diagnosed with CRF We are planning on cooking up food for her and have not yet been able to find taurine locally. Anyone know an online source for this ingredient? Petsmart doesn't have it around here. We're in the Chicago area.
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    Vibes needed badly

    Mitty disappeared today. :-( I let her out on the back porch, like we do about every day. She never strays too far - 10, 15 feet away from the house, and only stays out for ten minutes or so, because she's so afraid of what's out there. At nightfall, she asked to go out. I checked back a half...
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    Top Ten Signs Your Cat Is Too Fat

    3 March 2006, from The David Letterman Show Top Ten Signs Your Cat Is Too Fat 10. Gets winded purring 9. Instead of trying to run from dogs, sits on them 8. The Maury people call every da*n hour 7. Ears perk up whenever you mention Wendy's Free Fixin's Bar 6. He used 8 lives on heart...
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    Top Ten Signs Your Kitty Is A Genius

    Shamelessly retrieved from the David Letterman Show Homepage This list appeared on the January 6th, 2006 show. Top Ten Signs Your Kitty Is A Genius 10. Meows in six languages 9. He's the only one in your family who could assemble your Ikea coffee table 8. His whiskers are Bluetooth enabled...
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    Window cover drawcord strangulation warning

    Drawcords with multiple strands can strangle cats! (or small children) We've always been very aware of the drawcord positions in all our windows. When the drapes are down, the cord is retracted up and away from cat's ability to play or get tangled in. When the drapes are raised, the drawcords...
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    Real Mouse. What would your cat(s) do?

    Our cats always love those little plastic, leathery furry play mice you can pick up in a 6-pack at the store. Hours of fun as they slowly wear them down to the plastic hull and bat them into the wall with the distinctive click. Ours dig them out from wherever they hide (or lose) them at wee...
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    E-collar consideration after spaying operation?

    Our 7-mo. old kitten Junebug is at the vet's now getting the 'ol "snip snip." They are suggesting (for us to purchase @ $12 US) a flexible e-collar to wear for several days afterwards. Are there other options? I can well imagine that she will make every attempt to open up her stitches with at...
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    Prayers and good thoughts for Mitty

    Mitty is our (almost) 15 year old female in a household that also includes our new kitten Junebug, now 5½ months old. Mitty's littermate sister Madge passed a little over a year ago of multiple health problems, and that was real difficult on both me and the Mrs. and also on Mitty. Mitty's food...
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    Playing with green beans

    I had thought this behavior odd with our other older cat, but our new young kitten also has a fondness to playing with green beans as her favorite toy. Not a cooked bean, but the fresh out-of-the-garden variety. The larger and more bent, the better. Neither cat will eat them (although they...
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    Need help naming the new kitten

    Mrs. Bikeman and I keep adding to the prospective name list, but haven't yet nailed down a permanent name for her. Her pic: Trying to come up with something descriptive from her appearance. She's a (now) healthy jumping leaping 14-wk. old kitten. I'm tempted to call her "Terror Cat." Our...
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    Newly Adopted Kitten Abruptly Stopped Eating

    What questions should we ask the vet? Background... Tuesday we adopted a 12 wk. old kitten from the Veterinarian's. From what we know of her history, she had been rescued 2 weeks earlier from a "difficult" life (how difficult, they won't tell us or might not even know). They had already removed...
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