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Maybe this is me projecting human emotions on him, but it seems that Marx has picked his favorite - me!
Truth to be told, I am the one in charge of the little fellow (brushing, nail clipping, litter box cleaning, and let's not count the hours spent on the internet researching cat nutrition and all the other stuff ), my husband feeds him when I'm not around and plays with him - but I don't really think Marx is aware of that. He actually should like him more, since he connects only good stuff with him.
But he only goes for cuddles to my husband if I'm not home, otherwise he either wants to be by himself or right on top of me! I tease my husband that that is happening because Marx knows that he is secretly a dog person
Maybe it's because he's a boy? But that's again projecting human attributes on to a cat.
How about your babys? Do they have "favourites"? And do they prefer the caretaker or the passive parent?
I will be having a new roof put on within the next couple of months. Feeby, hates any abnormal noises - garbage trucks, delivery trucks, thunder, and of course fireworks. Many times, she will run for cover under a bed. I am kind of freaking out about whether or not to worry about her having to deal with constant noise for at least a whole day, and maybe 1 1/2 days.
She's been through it once, about 8 years ago when she was 6+ years old; but, she was younger (so was I) and I know the noise was horrendous, but obviously she 'survived' (so did I!). I stayed at home, with her, for multiple reasons...
She hates all other cats and dogs she has ever been near, not to mention being put in a carry-case and traveling in a car; so going to a friend's home is pretty much not an option. Certainly, this rules out renting a hotel as well. My husband said he would be willing to consider taking her to work, but she would be confined to a carry-case mostly. And obviously, water/food/litter box...
i don’t know if this is the right thread
I have 3 male cats they’ve never seen dogs before and I want a dog (not soon)
The most important thing I want in them is to get along with my cats I know that many will suggest getting a puppy
But I’d like to know if it’s a big dog will he be safe and gentle around my cats when he grows up?
I’ve always wanted a german shepherd but I know they have high prey drive
And I also feed some stray cats in my neighborhood that I don’t want my dog to chase while I take him for a walk.
In my old neighborhood there were 4 stray dogs they were gsd mixed were very friendly and sweet and every time they see me they wag their tails and hang out around my house my brother used to feed them sometimes but they all hate cats except for one that was ok with them but when he’s with his pack he attacks them they even killed my neighbors kitten and they always chase cats around. So I wouldn’t feel safe with a big dog around my cats especially is that they are...
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What does wverbody do with their cats when workmen have to come inside?
I always end up pulling my hair out, with my cats scratching on the bedroom door, while I’m locked in with them, until the workers leave.
Just getting them into the room is a nightmare. I get one in the room and another runs out. I use treats but that doesn’t always work. Now that I have the younger male, it’s an even bigger problem because when anybody unfamilat comes in, he runs and hodes. I can’t pick him up, so if my mother is around, she has to stay doenstairs to make site he doesn’t run out the front door. It’s such an imposition that sometimes it seems like whatever’s broken should stay that way.
Some people don’t mind working around cats. However, they aren’t going to be conscientious about opening and closing doors.
I have two 14 week old kittens that’s been with me for two weeks. As most kittens, they go a little crazy at times. It’s been a while since the last time I had a kitten, so I feel a bit rusty at times. So I was wondering, how do you all teach your cats what they aren’t allowed to do?
So far I’ve been trying to say no, and remove them from what they are doing. Like yesterday, when we were trying to eat dinner and little Sorry jumped up on the table and tried to help herself. I had to lift her down about 10 times, so that didn’t really work. I’ve also been using a little spraybottle of water, to give them a little spray when they are using their claws on furniture, and that seems to be working a little.
Hey all, first post here and hope to get some good feedback. Fun story; was minding my own business when I hear cries from my WALL! After a few minutes of careful listening and (two holes later) I was able to recover from my wall a beautiful Grey Medium Hair kitten. A couple days later I hear the same and after only one home this time recover number two! B9th kittens are or were at the time under 3 or 4 weeks old and of course not weaned. Bottle fed and happy I have this little guy, who the more I look, has a lot of traits of a Bengal. Obviously he is not a pedigree or bred and possibly has some mix in him. He is without a doubt unique looking and just am looking for thoughts and opinions. I may pay for the DNA but only after inahve some solid opinions from all of you wonderful people.
The short of it is, I’ve introduced liver to my 6 week old anemic kitten’s diet. I gave him a small amount with his dinner. I’m wondering, should I feed him a small amount daily? Or less regularly?
Our full story below:
One week ago today I started caring for a stray kitten, about 5-6 weeks old. He was very skinny, lethargic, and had pale gums and tongue, but I got him to eating and drinking by the end of the day.
The following day I took him to a vet. She seemed optimistic about his anemia (“it’s not the worst I’ve seen”). He received flea treatments, deworming and his first booster.
It’s a week later, and he seems to have improved maybe a bit, but nothing too notable. He’s eating like a champ (Blue Buffalo canned kitten food), drinks lots of water, has regular bowel movements. Loves pets and cuddles, can climb stairs and walk around, but shows no interest in anything other than people and food. He’s a sleepy boy.
He’s mostly outdoors as I don’t have the ability to keep...
We have been using the same sitting service for about a year without issue. This week, our regular sitter wasn't available so the assigned someone else. The first night, she was supposed to get to our house by 7pm and send us an update via text. By 8, we heard nothing and the motion sensors on our security cameras had not triggered. I text her and she responded that she had already been to the house. She claimed she was just about to text me and said the camera on her phone wasn't working which is why we didn't get pictures. Then, at 10pm, the motion sensor triggered and the camera sent us a screenshot of her in the house. We inquired and she said she thought she didn't give our cat enough food the first time. The next morning we called the owner of the business and explained what happened and told her we were coming home because we didn't trust our sitter. The owner defended the sitter but said she understood and apologized and reimbursed us for our remaining visits. When we got...
Hi, okay so I have been reading everything I can to find out the difference between strays and ferals but I would love some expert opinions, Im in Australia so the problem with calling a shelter is that they euthanise ferals hear So I'd prefer not too.
Okay so I moved hear in April, the house had been vacant for over 12 months and the house next door aswell. When I moved in I noticed When I would go out into the back yard their would be a few different cats in it until I came out and scared them and they would all scatter away. One night I was sleeping and I could hear cats fighting so I went out the front (they where in the front yard of the vacant house next door) and along with scaring me shitless With them all scattering away (clearly scaring them too) I started to realise they possibly are feral. So I started leaving food, water and a bed in my front yard for them. Slowly over the past 3 months I have gotten to see who I am feeding, their is a black adult, a white adult and...
Although human food is not great for pets they still get some here and there. My big dog loves candy and chips. My little dog loves anything edible or not. My old kitty loves lettuce and any other veggies she can have (she'll eat them before any meat even tuna) they say cats can't taste sweets but idk about that anything sweet and she's all over it. The young one is still into trying anything anyone eats. When we got him he had no manners and would jump into your plate of you weren't paying attention.
Mods delete if this has been done-i couldnt find one.
You know that one pic that makes you think "thats so my kitty". Actually since its so hard to pick just one, lets make it two.
Show me your two fave pics of your kitty, the ones that really show their purrsonality.
For Honeybun its easy-theres the derp face one i took shortly after i got her, and wide eye goofy kitty
Hi, first off I'm not sure where to post this so feel free to relocate.
We live in town in a usually nice & quiet neighborhood. However there is 1 [email protected]
basically next door who invites a horde for the 4th of July. They will probably start shooting off fireworks this weekend, continuing after the 4th. We are talking BIG ones, I can't belive they haven't caught one of the numerous huge old trees on fire, or a big old house! The falling down garage Gypsy use to hang out in is right across the alley from them and in addition to the noise she probably could see the fireworks in the sky through the holes in the roof. Poor little girl must have been Terrified since even now, safe inside , she won't let us comfort her but slinks under the love seat and shakes in fear.
I've got a call in to Dr Kate but was wondering what others with similar problems have tried (meds, Feliway etc...) I just wish I had thought to seek a solution sooner. Thanks, dustyd & Gypsy
Hi, I’ve been trying to leash train my cat recently and she’s gotten to the point of being perfectly fine wearing her harness, but will try and bolt and hide if a car ever drives down the road. Luckily I live in the suburbs so there aren’t many cars. But even if the car is super far away, she will still have a heart attack every time one passes. She seems hesitant about being outdoors in the first place but I think with diligence she will realize it’s not so scary. But she’s just terrified of cars driving down the road. And that makes me hesitant to take her outside because she bolts whenever she sees one and I’m terrified that she’ll wiggle out of her harness and be gone forever. Luckily she hasn’t tried to back out of her harness yet. But it still worries me because she’s an indoor cat.
But I don’t know if there is anything I can do to remedy this. When I see a car coming I will hold her tight so she can’t bolt and hopefully will realize that cars are not all out to get her....
I have three mother cats. One cat (Didymus) had two kittens that both died, one from FKS and one from deformities from a manx father. Another cat (Millie) refuses to feed her kittens anywhere other than my bed. She always brings them back. So..we share a bed. Millie has four kittens and since Didymus's kittens died, she'll feed Millie's kittens while Millie is away. I'm not sure if that's healthy for any of them, but I feel bad for Didy and I don't stop her from feeding them. Since both of them are feeding the kittens, I think they're being overfed. One of Millie's kittens suddenly got diarrhea. It's yellow and not like their normal brown. They're litterbox trained, but since he has diarrhea, he can't make it in time and now my bed is covered in foul smelling yellow diarrhea. So aside from trying my hardest to clean my bed, now I have to clean kittens. I put the mother cats outside and now the kittens are upset. What do I do?
I was finally able to get my kitten to eat dry food, but I'm still supplementing her with wet cat food. I have been doing research on cat food lately but some have concerned me, such as the ordeal with Orijen changing their formula and causing cats to get very sick.
I was hoping to get some recommendation on what would be the best dry to put her on when she's an adult, for now she will only eat Royal Canin Mom and Kittens formula, I had some brands in mind such as the N&D by Farmina, or Acana Regionals. I thought of Merricks, until I heard Purina had bought the brand and changed their formula also. :/
Time to vote for your favourite photos of claws and scratching!
You have 10 votes to give.
(You can only click the "Vote" button once, so please vote for all 10 photos at once.)
Voting will end on Wednesday the 27th.
The winner will receive a brilliant TCS t-shirt.
Good luck everyone!
1. Heidi @Norachan
2. Charlie @Katie M
3. January @tabbytom
4. Figgy @kittypa
5. Moo Shu @1CatOverTheLine
6. Gibsy @basscat...
Is it mostly a low meow or a high meow? A LOOOOOOOOOONG meow or a short meow? Meows with purrs in them? Does your cat mostly say some angry meows or happy ones? Bailey has HIGH pitched meows! It can get really irritating sometimes but I still love him!
My cat Ariel has been experiencing what my vet and I believe to be food allergies. This began about 6 weeks ago. She began the hills d/d prescription food 2 weeks, was given a shot of depomedrol 3 weeks ago, and has been prescribed apoquel for as needed. She seemed to be improving on this new diet, but yesterday she woke up itchier than i've ever seen her. Is she reacting to the hills food? Is her body adjusting to coming off of the depo shot? I'm at a loss for what to do with her. I don't want to continue the depo shots because of the long term side effects and I am wary of the apoquel because there is little to no information on its use in cats. Any advice?
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