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  • #41
    If you sleep with your cats, you WILL wake up at least once with dreams of paralysis, suffocation or both because you'll find yourself pinned beneath the blankets and unable to move.
    Founder of the Dyslexic Clique. Dyslexics of the world - UNTIE!!

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      #42
      On the sleeping front.

      If you are uncivilized and not sure when to change the sheets on your bed, a cat will serve as canary in the coal mine. Cats know when clean sheets are needed.
      The armchair saddler
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      • #43
        Originally posted by Calvincrowe View Post
        Cats with curly tails are one-in-a-million genetic mutations.
        I went to adoption yesterday and a person who had rescued two orange kittens gave them to our rescue. One of them has a curly tail. It doesn't get much cuter than an orange kitten with a curly tail.
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          #44
          Fact: You don't need to speak actual words to a cat to convey your meaning. Some syllables, town of voice and eye contact get the job done.

          Another fact: You can talk to your cat only with your eyes and eyebrows. If you have a really good relationship, you can call your cat that way.

          No muss, no fuss.

          ETA: I once discovered a great cat at the pound only because he raised his eyebrows at me when I spoke to him. The beautiful slacker wouldn't leave the back shelf of his cage. But the thing was a drouling, purring mess who hugged you with one paw on each shoulder once you go him out. All from a look.
          The armchair saddler
          Politically Pro-Cat

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          • #45
            Maybe not a fact but a truth about the relationship with my cat is the saying "When a cat closes it's eyes you disappear".
            Hillary Rodham Clinton - the peoples choice for president.

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              #46
              Originally posted by Gestalt View Post
              Maybe not a fact but a truth about the relationship with my cat is the saying "When a cat closes it's eyes you disappear".
              And have you noticed just how many hours a day you spent disappeared?

              Along these lines: And old german anatomist at Cornell's vet school explained to me that cats sleep so much because they use a great deal of metabolic energy just standing around. Unlike humans, who can lock their knees with relatively little muscular effort, and horses who can do that with even less, cats can't. A cat has to work all the time to stand up. Oh, and no suspensory apparatus.
              The armchair saddler
              Politically Pro-Cat

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              • #47
                Originally posted by mvp View Post
                Unlike humans, who can lock their knees with relatively little muscular effort, and horses who can do that with even less, cats can't. A cat has to work all the time to stand up. Oh, and no suspensory apparatus.
                Wow, that is something I've never thought about! I'm just jealous that they use a great deal of metabolic energy - my metabolism is pretty much non-existent at this point!

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                • #48
                  The gene for orange is found on the X chromosome. Female cats have two X chromosomes. If one X chromosome carries the red gene and the other carries the black gene, the kitty will be calico or tortoiseshell. (That's why orange female cats are somewhat rare; with all the dark cats out there, it's more common for a female to end up with only one or no orange X.) Male cats can't have two X chromosomes in the normal order of things, so they can't be tortie without some genetic weirdness.

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                  • #49
                    Cats can not tolerate many products or meds we humans use on us or other pets/livestock.

                    You should not use blue kote on a cat. You should not give cats aspirin, tylenol or Advil. Unless you really dislike the cat
                    I\'m not crazy. I\'m just a little unwell.

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                      Originally posted by Sobriska View Post
                      You should not use blue kote on a cat. You should not give cats aspirin, tylenol or Advil. Unless you really dislike the cat
                      No blue-kote on a cat? What's the problem? That's gentian violet, right?
                      The armchair saddler
                      Politically Pro-Cat

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                      • #51
                        Myth: The elderly fall alot due to balance problems one gets when getting older.

                        Fact: The elderly fall alot due to their cats tripping them. In fact, you do not need to be elderly for a cat to trip you.
                        The virtual "woodshed" seems the only remedy for willful fools .

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                        • #52
                          my vet told me ( while we were talking about the wonderfulness of my orange cat, and orange cats in general) that the gene responsible for the orange color is also linked with the personality..........supposedly unlike other colors.......hence , orange cas are usually more dog-like in personality...ie; easier to teach tricks ( remember the many morris the cats?), more demanding /needy of attention..stuff like that........

                          i thought it was very interesting, and having had a couple orange males, and currently having several now, i can attest to the uniqueness of the orange personality versus *most* of my other cats........and the orange cat are all similar in nature

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                            #53
                            On the Morris front.

                            Urban myth has it that there were actually 9 of him working over the course of that very long ad campaign.

                            The cats have a strong union.
                            The armchair saddler
                            Politically Pro-Cat

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                            • #54
                              that a 10 pound cat will weigh 100 pounds when sleeping next to you in bed on top of the covers. Rendering it useless to move. Also 100 pound cats do not have any bones, they magically turn into jello cats that cannot use their legs, and cry when you roll them off of you so you can go pee in the middle of the night.
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                                #55
                                Originally posted by MunchingonHay View Post
                                that a 10 pound cat will weigh 100 pounds when sleeping next to you in bed on top of the covers. Rendering it useless to move. Also 100 pound cats do not have any bones, they magically turn into jello cats that cannot use their legs, and cry when you roll them off of you so you can go pee in the middle of the night.

                                Fact: A cat increases it's weight by relaxing into one of those jello amoebas. Ever notice that resistant protesters do the same thing when arrested? The go limp and make the cops do every last lick of work in peeling them off the strike line.

                                Cats taught 'em the technique. Big lazy cats are especially adept at this technique. They would have published a book on it, were they not so constitutionally averse to any form of work.
                                The armchair saddler
                                Politically Pro-Cat

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                                • #56
                                  Question: What other animal, besides the cat, uses a "pace" for a walk gait?
                                  Hillary Rodham Clinton - the peoples choice for president.

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                                  • #57
                                    Originally posted by Gestalt View Post
                                    Question: What other animal, besides the cat, uses a "pace" for a walk gait?
                                    My great dane, who i'm quite certain is a robot remotely controlled by my evil cat.
                                    bar.ka think u al.l. susp.ect
                                    free bar.ka and tidy rabbit

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                                    • #58
                                      Originally posted by Gestalt View Post
                                      Question: What other animal, besides the cat, uses a "pace" for a walk gait?
                                      My mare, when she's throwing a tempertantrum.

                                      Fact: If a cat can see the bottom of his or her food dish, death is in the near future, unless the nearest human is alerted to the problem right away. If the human does not resolve the problem in 30 seconds or less, the cat MUST make it impossible for the human to do any other task. Techniques include loud yeowling, staring at the human, sitting on the human's baby, and harassing the human while they are in the bathroom.

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                                      • #59
                                        Originally posted by tallyho392 View Post
                                        my vet told me ( while we were talking about the wonderfulness of my orange cat, and orange cats in general) that the gene responsible for the orange color is also linked with the personality..........supposedly unlike other colors.......hence , orange cas are usually more dog-like in personality...ie; easier to teach tricks ( remember the many morris the cats?), more demanding /needy of attention..stuff like that........

                                        i thought it was very interesting, and having had a couple orange males, and currently having several now, i can attest to the uniqueness of the orange personality versus *most* of my other cats........and the orange cat are all similar in nature
                                        I love orange cats, and I had no idea that wonderful temperament was genetic. I have an orange male foster kitten that I'm trying desperately hard to let go; he should be going to adoption, and yet, I find myself not wanting to take him.
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                                        • #60
                                          Originally posted by mvp View Post
                                          You videotaped this? Holy mole. My cat appreciates it.. not having to repeat the experiment in the name of good science and all.
                                          Well, in the interest of science, you really should duplicate the experiment...you know, to make sure you get the same results and the original...study...wasn't flawed.
                                          Michael: Seems the people who burned me want me for a job.
                                          Sam: A job? Does it pay?
                                          Michael: Nah, it's more of a "we'll kill you if you don't do it" type of thing.
                                          Sam: Oh. I've never liked those.

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