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  • #21
    Fact: three of my good for nothing cats somehow found (?) brought (?) a mouse in the BEDROOM the other night, chased it around, caught it, let it go, caught it again. I finally had to leave the room to get some sleep. I cannot find this mouse's corpse anywhere.
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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    • #22
      Originally posted by Calvincrowe View Post
      Cats with curly tails are one-in-a-million genetic mutations.
      Nope. I had two in the same litter. They do have a slightly different way of moving and the tail is a very good monitor of how the cat feels: the tighter the curl, the happier the cat.

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      Legend has it that the kink in the Siamese tail comes from the cats attending royalty at their baths. The bather would put his/her rings on the attening cat's tail and the cat would kink the tail over at the tip to prevent the rings from falling off.
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        #23
        Originally posted by Rubyfree View Post
        Wrapping a long gym sock around a cats midsection causes instant full body paralysis.

        Mobility returns immediately & violently upon removal of the sock, so I strongly suggest having someone you don't like do that part.

        Ask you how you know. Did you get approval from any committee for the treatment of animal subjects before doing this scientific experiment, or was this a "Here, hold my beer" kind of thing?

        Does the wrapping involve any sling action, the cat levitated off the ground, or just some straight jacket action like a cattle squeeze?

        Speaking of paralysis buttons on a cat. Do you think the way they get immobilized when you scruff 'em is about mommas transporting kittens, or males convincing females to hold cotton pickin' still during sex?
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        • #24
          Oooh - that reminds me. Cats can be gay. My dearest departed Simon used to mount my Oliver and simulate the deed, all the while grapsing poor Ollie firmly by the scruff. Ollie would just lie there and look pitiful, never tried to escape.

          (I know, it's really most likely more about dominance . . . .) Simon was Ollie's besttest big brother, they loved each other.
          What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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          • #25
            This fact was gleaned from a long past thread on none other than CoTH, and as such test subjects consisted of a random selection of domestic felines residing with CoTHers all across the great wide world. So yes, "Here, hold my beer."

            No levitation or suspension is necessary or suggested. The sock should not be tight or restricting movement from any rational perspective, meaning human. The cats perspective will be that of a feline suffering complete and utter immobilization and should in no way be considered rational. Studies show that something in the range of 95% of test subjects will forgive their humans for the indignity of the experiment in short order; however, they all know where their owners sleep and have long memories, so statistics regarding this aspect are, at this time, inconclusive.

            As for scruffing, I'm thinking that has to be a chicken vs. egg things, although one would presume that the sex came before the kittens as that is generally the order of these things.
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            • #26
              Originally posted by Rubyfree View Post
              This fact was gleaned from a long past thread on none other than CoTH, and as such test subjects consisted of a random selection of domestic felines residing with CoTHers all across the great wide world. So yes, "Here, hold my beer."

              No levitation or suspension is necessary or suggested. The sock should not be tight or restricting movement from any rational perspective, meaning human. The cats perspective will be that of a feline suffering complete and utter immobilization and should in no way be considered rational. Studies show that something in the range of 95% of test subjects will forgive their humans for the indignity of the experiment in short order; however, they all know where their owners sleep and have long memories, so statistics regarding this aspect are, at this time, inconclusive.

              As for scruffing, I'm thinking that has to be a chicken vs. egg things, although one would presume that the sex came before the kittens as that is generally the order of these things.
              I could never get mine paralyzed but I do really enjoy the stilted leg/pirate look they get going on

              http://www.flickr.com/photos/30899443@N03/3934711646/

              (also they are clearly too big for socks so I had to use tights.. maybe that was the error)

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              • #27
                Oh no. I AM so going to have to try this at home. Times 4. Well, times 3. I'll be kind and leave the little old frail lady out of the experiment.
                What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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                • #28
                  True fact: Cats do NOT enjoy being put in a styrofoam cooler that's floating in the tub. They really, really do not enjoy it and trying to do this to one will result in injury to the person who thought it would be funny.
                  "Dogs are man's best friend. Cats are man's adorable little serial killer." -- theoatmeal.com

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by LarissaL View Post
                    I could never get mine paralyzed but I do really enjoy the stilted leg/pirate look they get going on

                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30899443@N03/3934711646/

                    (also they are clearly too big for socks so I had to use tights.. maybe that was the error)
                    That video is HILARIOUS!!!! I loved the Tabby who kept flopping around like "ehrmagerd I'm going to dieeeee...."

                    Totally trying this on my cat when I get home.
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                    • #30
                      Originally posted by ybiaw View Post
                      That video is HILARIOUS!!!! I loved the Tabby who kept flopping around like "ehrmagerd I'm going to dieeeee...."

                      Totally trying this on my cat when I get home.
                      My favorite was the one who seemed to think: well, if I'm immobilized, it might as well be in this great big patch of sunshine!

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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by oliverreed View Post
                        Fact: three of my good for nothing cats somehow found (?) brought (?) a mouse in the BEDROOM the other night, chased it around, caught it, let it go, caught it again. I finally had to leave the room to get some sleep. I cannot find this mouse's corpse anywhere.
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                        • #32
                          Oh, man, I had totally forgotten about this until I saw the video with the kitties tied up in the socks.

                          I had a wee baby kitten and her littermate from the barn. Celia was TINY--less than a pound at 6 weeks. When she was bigger, but still a baby, we tied her up with a sock (slow night!) and she took off BUCKING like a bronc. It was hilarious...I was laughing so hard I cried. I wish I'd had a video camera--I would have won big bucks on America's Funniest.

                          She only did it the one time, but be aware--your kitties might buck instead of flop of you tie something around their middle

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                          • #33
                            Originally posted by LarissaL View Post
                            I could never get mine paralyzed but I do really enjoy the stilted leg/pirate look they get going on

                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/30899443@N03/3934711646/

                            (also they are clearly too big for socks so I had to use tights.. maybe that was the error)
                            When I was a kid, I attached a clothes peg to my cat's tail. Similar effect.

                            When I was even younger than that, I tried to blow dry my cat after having bathed her. Cats don't appreciate being blow dried AT ALL! (though I had a cockatiel that quite enjoyed it when she was feeling cold or had bathed herself)
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                              #34
                              Originally posted by LarissaL View Post
                              I could never get mine paralyzed but I do really enjoy the stilted leg/pirate look they get going on

                              http://www.flickr.com/photos/30899443@N03/3934711646/

                              (also they are clearly too big for socks so I had to use tights.. maybe that was the error)

                              You videotaped this? Holy mole. My cat appreciates it.. not having to repeat the experiment in the name of good science and all.
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                              • #35
                                I thought the % was higher than 75%. Closer to 85-90%

                                Learn something new everyday.


                                Originally posted by bird4416 View Post
                                75% of all yellow or orange tabbies are male. And I own one and he is awesome.
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                                • #36
                                  ailurophobia: extreme or irrational fear of cats
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                                    #37
                                    Another fact, or anti-fact: Cat anatomists still don't know how the purr is produced.

                                    Oh, and it seems to me that cats don't get tired purring. Weird, huh? It must take muscular energy to purr. I have made half-a$$ed attempts at a purring marathon, looking for signs that I have begun to wear out the cat. I get tired before they do, every time.
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                                    • #38
                                      Cats will steal your chair when you get up to get more coffee, and then you will have to carry over a new chair from the kitchen because you cannot move the cat.
                                      I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry

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                                      • #39
                                        Originally posted by Guin View Post
                                        Cats will steal your chair when you get up to get more coffee, and then you will have to carry over a new chair from the kitchen because you cannot move the cat.
                                        OR you can't answer the door or phone because cat is on your lap and you can't move...........

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                                        • #40
                                          Originally posted by JumpQH View Post
                                          OR you can't answer the door or phone because cat is on your lap and you can't move...........
                                          Cat whammy! Told ya.

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