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Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 23:27
by squirrelboutique
Cats can be blue.

Like when you're out of treats or they see something outside they want to get at real bad like.

We had a blackout last night and Rowlo went nuts trying to get at the raccoons and things that were all over the place.

You can post in here when your cats are happy, too, or when you want to say anything about cats.


Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 15:15
by let it ride
moppet seems so much calmer and happier lately. i think it is because we bought a rug for our dining room/living room.

she wrestles with it, flips up the washing instruction tag and bites it, lies or sits on it, goes underneath it so you can only see a lump o'cat under there, or claws a bit at it. which is nice, because it is one of those where it does not matter at all if she does claw at it.

she is so chillaxed, and it is lovely to see.

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:34
by llamawench
I really want a cat! Cats are awesome. That is all :)

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:03
by Colin
llamawench wrote:I really want a cat! Cats are awesome. That is all :)
I'm also in a cat-wanting phase, again. The only things stopping me are the state of my flat (smallish, on the third floor next to a busy road) and wondering if I could get someone to look after it if I went away.

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 15:57
by Colin
Reading over some notes I had made for myself, I just realised how often I use the abbreviation 'cat' at work (for catalogue). It leads to some strange-sounding sentences.
Ask Mathew if a cat collection needs to exist for a cat to load. If I'm requesting that a new one is set up but the responsibility for requesting user access lies with the commodity owner, the cat keys are going to be set up at a late stage and comm owners will have to do an extra step by requesting access within possibly a few hours of the cat being sent for load. Why can't comm owners put through a pulse call as part of the process of setting up a supplier (e.g. at the time they request that Mathew sets them up on PECOS) telling him what the cat key name will be and who should have access? Why leave it til it gets to me when I can't answer the question of who should get access? Mathew says he opens the cat up to everyone unless otherwise requested.
Poort cat! It's going to get opened up to everyone. And god knows where the cat key's supposed to go.

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 16:43
by mae
alec uses that abbreviation too. he got a text the other day asking what size trim the cat was having. teehee.

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 16:43
by Big Nose
It took my cat 5 days to come indoors. We had the window the she always used converted into a fancy patio door, which blew her mind. She sat on that windowsill for years, that window was her human operated catflap. She didn't come inside via any other house orifice.

She was basically sat out in the garden all miserable and shit for 5 days. I actually had to take her food outside. She also killed shitloads of local wildlife, there are several corpses in the garden I need to dispose of.

But yeah, she's down with door now. She's not happy, she still looks at it all cockeyed, sniffs it and still runs off when I open the door, but she does come in.

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 16:46
by humblebee
I just clicked on this thread and my cat came in the room and miaowed!

They *know* stuff.

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:05
by llamawench
Colin wrote:I'm also in a cat-wanting phase, again. The only things stopping me are the state of my flat (smallish, on the third floor next to a busy road) and wondering if I could get someone to look after it if I went away.
The only thing stopping us obtaining a couple kitty companions is the fact our rental has a no cats clause! And the vast majority of rentals around here are no pets. Which really stinks. Roll on the day we can buy a house and start our menagerie! 2 cats, 2 dogs to start with.

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 13:30
by humblebee
Has anyone ever taken their cat on holiday with them or anything?

I know cats are likely to be freaked out by being taken away from home but you hear of people doing it, don't you? And it's not any more freaky than going in a cattery is it?

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 13:51
by let it ride
we always brought our two indoor cats out to our family's archipelago house where they could roam freely, without cars. they LOVED it.

we tended to keep them indoor for the first few hours, at least one, and then let them go out and have a sniff around. we would feed them in the morning, and then in the evening, the food was at the same time so that they knew to come in. we'd go out, shake the food bowl a little, call them, and they'd come in. then we'd keep them in for the night.

i think they enjoyed it tons, and the little opening in the forest close to our well has become a bit of a pet burial place, just in a corner, which seems scary but isn't... their ashes are there and then they have a plant on top of that that represents them... like there is a little bush with with flowers where our white cat lies...

i'd like to think of them like that, out in the nature, really happy and peaceful, resting in the shade where they loved being anyway.

but yes, cats on holiday: good. but be stricter with coming inside for the night stuff, use food to control it.

ya. all good for us at least.

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 13:55
by humblebee
I was thinking not let them go out at all! I'd be worried he wouldn't come back.

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 14:12
by Anonymous
I've befiended one of our neighbour's cats, he's been visiting our back garden twice-daily thru' the summer and we've become pals

he's silver/blue/grey and may be a girl for all I know

he/she/it's very pretty with big orange eyes... I first met he/she/it when he/she/it was still quite kittenish and had managed to climb up the silver birch at the bottom of the garden and was about forty feet up after the squirrel but looking a bit unsure what to do next, eventually he/she/it came down and now prefers to go looking for mice

he/she/it came in the house a week or so ago and had a roll about before going off after mice again

he/she/it often pulls a les face, that slightly dopey expression when the tongue sticks out a little and the eyes look all soppy, y'know like les off vic reeves' big night out

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 14:13
by let it ride
ya, i guess where you are going has quite a big role in that!

we let them out because, well, they just loved it so much. we own quite a bit of land there as my grandparents managed to buy the land for a good price in the 60s before the market really took off, and then built a house there, so they can really hang out all they want there and not be too bothered by other people who might frighten them.

our cats hung around the house mostly anyway, there was such immediate wildlife that they could do all their wildcattin' right there. and we kept the door open all day, so they could walk in and out and just know we were there, so they were really calm and good about it.

one day morris, the wilder cat of the two, didn't want to come in, and it was the last day!

my sister stayed behind and took the last boat home. she eventually saw his gray ears stick up behind all the lingonberry bushes. suckered!

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 22:17
by Sylvie
I had a really vivid dream that Scraggy lives with us last night. When I woke up I was really confused for a minute or two (not to mention disappointed). I wonder if he misses me?

I just added him to the 'Cats that look like Hitler appreciation society' Facebook group.


EDIT: The thumbnail has squished Scraggy's face. He's not that much of a bloater in real life, honest.

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 02:50
by squirrelboutique
Oooh! Sometimes I am really stupid and have moments when I temporarily forget I have a cat.

I just went into my bedroom to look for a book, saw some whiskers peeping out from behind a shelf and tripped over a pile of shoes and onto the bed trying to run back into the hallway.

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:53
by humblebee
Our cat is being just a little capricious at the moment. He's been going up the chimney and climbing into the sink to eat leftover cheese on the dinner plates before they're washed. I think it's cos he's excited about jayen_aitch coming to visit.

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:04
by a layer of chips
Our Woody is a completely different cat after he went to the vets and had a steroid injection to get rid of the flea bites. He's all lovely and happy and cuddly. It's like when we first got him.

He even gave Phil a couple of jabs to the face this morning. Just because he fancied it.

Phil's a fucking idiot.

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 13:13
by Sylvie
I'm sad. Scraggy's having an operation on his intestines tomorrow. It's either a blockage that's infected or cancer. Fingers crossed it's just a blockage and they can sort it out.

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 07:51
by a layer of chips
How was it, Sarah?

Lovely Marcy bought Woody and Phil something American called Cat Cubes as a present. They sort of pop-up like one of those pop-up tents. Phil fucking loves them. But that's mainly because he's a bit backward. Woody can't bring himself down to that kind of level.