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Message 1333967 - Posted: 2 Feb 2013, 14:31:10 UTC - in response to Message 1333963.  
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They just don't sometimes understand the meaning of sleep.

That is an understatement!
The kitties think we should get up at 4:30 AM on weekends!
There is no off button to the kitty alarm clocks!
I think they all went on the Internet, and saw the clips of Simons cat.

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Kitty wrecks a big cookie..........LOL.
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Message 1333999 - Posted: 2 Feb 2013, 16:35:46 UTC

I don't know what to do about the kitty-bully problem, but I think I know why Mia doesn't like you, Steve. To a cat, you probably smell like a snake!!!
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Message 1334000 - Posted: 2 Feb 2013, 16:38:07 UTC

But I took a shower last year..... :D

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Actually she doesn't seem to be afraid of the snakes. Just me, and I have given her no reason to be afraid of me.
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Message 1334033 - Posted: 2 Feb 2013, 18:23:39 UTC

I know this.......after many, many years of kitty care.
This is just my own experience.

I have 4 kitties. Squirrel, Tigger II, Bandit and Purrball.
There was a time when t2 and little Bandit, who was the little one of the litter,
were very shy.

I was not as sharp on these thingys when I first became a cat care professional.

They were both just......the timid and shy ones.

It is only in the last few months that I coached them out of their shells.........
After many years and tears. TII, after her eye infection, is now just pounding me for attention with her sweet nose. She not only asks for attention now, she demands it.....with authority.

Gawd, I do luv my kitties.
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Message 1334039 - Posted: 2 Feb 2013, 18:42:43 UTC - in response to Message 1334034.  

Gawd, I do luv my kitties.

That is so evident Mark :-) But cats unlike dogs can be a bit territorial. Some will get on with each other, some won't.

Kitties can be that way too.
Purrball is quite neurotic, and has a hissy fit whenever the other kitties invade her territory. She just goes wild.
When I lay me down to sleep, she lays down and puts her head upon my arm.
Then she is happy kitty.
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Message 1334048 - Posted: 2 Feb 2013, 19:16:02 UTC

Here is the catch..........kids .


I DO live in th the twilight zone
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Message 1335129 - Posted: 6 Feb 2013, 9:01:25 UTC

Interesting place for discussing cats,I've had my little girl for about 7 1/2 years,ever since I took her from some drug addicts and I could almost close my hand around her.Since she wasn't raised with other cats or a mother she thinks I'm a cat or shes human,haven't figured that one out yet.She was raised in a motorhome for around 4yrs,used to ride in my van with my till I junked it and even rode in a carrier on a motorcycle with me when my wife was dying from cancer.She wants to be where ever I am,if I'm working on my bike she sits on it and supervises,if I'm out with my telescopes she will sit on my shoulder with her claws dug into my leather jacket and let me know when its to cold to stay outside.She does not like other animals,I learned the hard way not to touch her when there's a cat around,sharp claws.She chases possums,squirrels and dogs out of the yard.She sleeps by my side until I wake up,or unless she wants breakfast early,she also makes a good guard cat,I can tell if someones around by watching her.Anyway just thought it was an interesting subject here.
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Message 1335158 - Posted: 6 Feb 2013, 14:13:49 UTC - in response to Message 1335129.  

Wonderful kitty story, Gordon. Thanks for sharing.

Welcome to the forums and the glad to have another kitty person around the place!
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Message 1335161 - Posted: 6 Feb 2013, 14:57:01 UTC

I see the kitty is in and the smoothing iron is out.

Monopoly, see your favourite News site for details.
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Message 1335163 - Posted: 6 Feb 2013, 15:06:39 UTC - in response to Message 1335161.  

I see the kitty is in and the smoothing iron is out.

Monopoly, see your favourite News site for details.

Kitty Wins!!!
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Message 1337673 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 7:23:25 UTC

Just a bit of interesting kitty news....

How a Kitty Walked 200 Miles Home: The Science of Your Cat’s Inner Compass.



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Message 1339021 - Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 0:52:22 UTC

Tootsie, the cat of my sister in law, also has a past with drug addicts and is very traumatized but she's really starting to trust me, so I've noticed. Happy, my cat, on the other hand, always had a free life, in nature and is totally different. Cats so much have a character of their own...
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Message 1339418 - Posted: 19 Feb 2013, 17:17:57 UTC

A story about Caffrey, the two-legged cat.
Be sure to watch the embedded video!
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Message 1342506 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 22:38:07 UTC

so very true

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Message 1342511 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 22:51:29 UTC - in response to Message 1342506.  

so very true

LOL...I know kitties that do that once in a while.
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Message 1342682 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 15:09:48 UTC - in response to Message 1342511.  

so very true

LOL...I know kitties that do that once in a while.

ONLY once in a while?

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Message 1342684 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 15:18:27 UTC - in response to Message 1342682.  

so very true

LOL...I know kitties that do that once in a while.

ONLY once in a while?

Well, other than the actual furball induced events.....
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Message 1343353 - Posted: 6 Mar 2013, 3:02:05 UTC

It says "for no apparent reason" but the reason is apparent for many of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xITL62e2u-4

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Message 1343372 - Posted: 6 Mar 2013, 5:58:57 UTC
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Anybody know any sure-fire ways to fatten up a kitty?

Our little Zsa Zsa is not a food driven kitty. She was ill a couple of months ago and she lost some weight. She is better now and she has gained back some weight, but she is still a skinny, skinny cat. We have tried the following:

1. Supplemental meals of high calorie kitten food (even though she is an adult cat)

2. Locking her siblings out of a room when she is eating so that they don't push her away from the bowl and she can take her time eating

3. Re-presenting food offerings up to three times if she turns up her snotty little cat nose

4. Special high calorie wet food purchased from our vet

5. Supplemental all-meat baby food purees (Gerber's Stage 2 chicken, ham & turkey flavors)

6. Extra kitty treats whenever possible

We have had some success in putting her lost weight back on her, but progress has been slow and her weight gain appears to have plateaued lately.

Have we missed anything obvious?

Does anyone have any good tricks that we haven't tried?

Zsa Zsa's energy levels and behavior are normal, so we have no reason to assume she is still ill. (Right now she is chasing Eva up and down the stairs, burning calories she can ill afford to spare!!!) Zsa Zsa's teeth look ok and our vet has not voiced any concerns in that area. Every time I pet that cat, all I feel are bones!
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Message 1343386 - Posted: 6 Mar 2013, 6:44:19 UTC - in response to Message 1343372.  

Maybe you can try this for Zsa Zsa?

NutriCal is an excellent additive.

You may want to try a little human baby food, such as chicken or lamb.

Sardines.

Hope one of the above helps.

Good luck with Zsa Zsa! :-)
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