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Loose rivets
1st Sep 2010, 05:15
Kitty Park disappeared. She was always welcome, and we'd paid the vet's bills for years, but she went. Pity, she was perfect. One day she came back, thin as a rake, but seemingly fine. I fed her, and she purred in my arms. Then she went again, never to be seen again...probably.

Pity again...she was a tabby. I like tabbies.

The other day, the children call from my son's house. The 3 dogs (we'd eat the postman if we could get our teeth into him.) were all barking at a pile of bricks. The bricks had saved a kitten's life. I was moved by her bravery...she was hissing fit to bust at jaws that were bigger than she was. Now she's here. Can't go back.

Rivetess "We need a period in our lives with no pets." has gone into maternal mode. Practical maternal mode, but nevertheless, has gone shopping for it. "we can't keep it." She's right, neighbors wont' do months of kitten-sitting at a time. But what am I going to do? :uhoh:


1st Sep 2010, 05:29
1. Find a Moses-style closed wicker basket.
2. Write a suitable tear-stained and heart-wrenching note
3. Hire a reliable juvenile miscreant who can run fast.
4. Leave needy life form in basket with note outside Sorority House
5. Have miscreant knock on door and run away fast.
6. Tip generously and plead ignorance.:ok:

Cardinal Puff
1st Sep 2010, 07:58
Too late Rivets!

You're owned.....:ok:

Rather be Gardening
1st Sep 2010, 08:05
Awwwwwww LR, she's adorable. The name Mogwai comes to mind because I'm sure that there's more than a tad of Gremlin blood in her lineage. She's chosen you.

1st Sep 2010, 09:51
Loose Rivets: Please feel free to waste a day browsing the icanhascheezburger website while trying to find a caption for the piccy above. Bonny wee kitten.

1st Sep 2010, 09:59
But what am I going to do? http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/worry.gif
Tough luck, rivets but you're the chosen one. Here's the schedule:

1. Supermarket and buy cat food. The Kitten stuff.
2. Pet shop and buy basket, bedding, litter tray and kitty litter.
3. Phone Vet and book her in for injections.
4. In three or four months you'll need to pay for neutering. Prepare the finances for the extra-budgetary expense.

I'm extremely glad there are two computers and several miles of interconnecting networks between us...

1st Sep 2010, 10:42
I wouldn't give it house room. We're already plagued by other folks' cats.

1st Sep 2010, 11:02
What the heck am I gonna do with this?F'r starters, I'd recommend a good Ad Blocker! :}

However, she may have an owner and a mum who's missing her so it might be worth putting notices around in the local vets etc. Failing that, man up, do your duty and give her a home - you know you want to!!! :ok:

..and ignore ShyT ... he's just a miserable old curmudgeon who doesn't realise how much happier his life could be if he had a little kitty. :p



1st Sep 2010, 11:03
What ShyT doesn't realise is that they don't take much house room. Mind you, the space they take is your comfiest chair . . .

1st Sep 2010, 11:20
She's gorgeous! If she doesn't belong to someone else, then I reckon there's only one way to go...

Whirls is right though - check no-one's missing her first.

1st Sep 2010, 13:26
"Set the Balance? Me? How??"

Jimmy Macintosh
1st Sep 2010, 17:00
Get rid of it quick.

The look on its face ... hiding behind your computer. It's doing some re-wiring and it's only been in the house for 10 minutes.

Loose rivets
1st Sep 2010, 17:38
The thing about Kitty Park was her independence. She came for food and pushed neighbor's bulldog out of the way to get it. She liked being out. She liked the neighbors, and they liked her, so if we were in the UK, she was fine.

I thought this totally un-stage-managed pic so funny, I lost all modesty.


However, this'n will be a problem when we're in the UK. She/he? is already bonding with me. It sits on the back of my favorite chair and snuggles into my hair. Not allowed to move.

I can't remember a time without cats. Three lived with 3 Full sized Collies for many years. They were just always there.


Missy says Hi


1st Sep 2010, 20:59
Strewth, Loose rivets! For a moment I thought that was a photo looking up and you were wearing bloomers!! :eek:

Having been brought up in a house with two cats, married a woman whose parents were cat folk (the M-i-L 's thankfully now reformed in that respect), and dealt with my late father's cat for some while before he passed away, I know very well what I'm missing.....

........and it's definitely not a cat! :hmm:

1st Sep 2010, 21:20
I know a woman who'll chuck it in a bin for you. No regrets. :uhoh:

1st Sep 2010, 22:06
It will control you, your life and more importantly, your wallet.

Believe me, I know.............


2nd Sep 2010, 00:21
I thought this totally un-stage-managed pic so funny, I lost all modesty.

Riiiight. You just happened to have taken your camera to the can on that one occasion...

Of course, if you always take it, that's a whole different situation. Does Mrs Loosey know about this?


2nd Sep 2010, 00:28
Missy says Hi

Missy (http://www.27bslash6.com/missy.html) must be back then ;)

2nd Sep 2010, 00:44
I guess I'll get properly roasted for this guys but for heaven's sake what is this obsession with cats?

Do you want your grandchildren to only experience songbirds and small mammals via pictures and videos because you want something funny and cuddly in your living room?

Ok, give it to me.

Peter Fanelli
2nd Sep 2010, 02:45
Kids don't go outside anymore so who needs small mammals and the like all over the place.

Loose rivets
2nd Sep 2010, 05:33
Funny thing on Lenno the other night. Reminded by the black and white cat above. He shows a poster of a cat like that. Missing. Telephone number etc., etc. Then (Picture not the actual cat. )

Riiiight. You just happened to have taken your camera to the can on that one occasion...

Mmm...I'm going to regret this as much as I did the first time. Horrible thing those sober hours of the day. I made it clear then, that after carpeting the bathrooms I'd so carefully refurbished, I always sat...you know...I wasn't too involved with...Oh, flippin' 'ek. Anyway, I think it was Farrall who said, "Rivets pees like a girlie."

Yes, I hollered for me camera. That's why the moggy is looking up so intently.

The Rivetess is waaaaaaaay past thinking anything I do is strange. :rolleyes:

Today, the microbe-sized critter has had the squits. I've been reading up what to do next. None of them explain how anything that small can produce a gallon of poo.

Tonight however it's rallied and eaten some of my mince beef. She missed out however, her portion hadn't got the herbs garlic onions and wine that mine did. Anyway, she downed it and sat snuggled into my chest while I watched the Piano finalists perform. I took the cloths peg off my nose and put it on hers, to stop the purring overwhelming the music.

Worrals in the wilds
2nd Sep 2010, 06:00
Cat people vs non-Cat people...
"yeah thats not what I was looking for at all." (http://www.27bslash6.com/missy.html)

P.S. She's adorable!

2nd Sep 2010, 10:24
I made it clear then, that after carpeting the bathrooms I'd so carefully refurbished, I always sat...
Them there tiles in that pic innit? :confused: :E

You're done for. Nothing you can do now but keep the cute little critter. :)
From Radz: A Dog Lover Who Merely 'Tolerates' Cats.

2nd Sep 2010, 11:01
Had a large neutered Tom cat, and two dogs.
The cat ruled the roost, totally.
Used to have the gas fire on in the mornings.
The dogs soaked up the heat, until the cat decided it
needed to warm itself.
The dogs always fled in panic when He appeared.
Mean Machine was Thomas.

2nd Sep 2010, 13:28
With a cat, you don't generally have mice shi**ing everywhere, as well as continually pi**ing on everything. Filthy unhygienic things are mice. They eat through electrical cable insulation, too.

Every reason for keeping the cat........

Union Jack
2nd Sep 2010, 14:28
Strewth, Loose rivets! For a moment I thought that was a photo looking up and you were wearing bloomers!!

Me too but, since I'm not so as conversant as ST apparently is with older ladies' underwear, I thought at first that I was looking at an interesting variation on the one-eyed trouser snake ........:ooh:


PS I'm fully in agreement with Madame Whirls:ok:

2nd Sep 2010, 14:41
Bloody cats.

They worm their way into your heart as kittens.
They spend their adult life ignoring you disdainfully unless they're in need of an opposable thumb to open pouch/can of food.
Their idea of affection is to bring you half a shrew and leave it on the white duvet.
You then cry like a baby when you're digging the hole in the garden after a decade and a half.

I'm on my fourth.

2nd Sep 2010, 15:53
Loose rivets (age 70...?!).

Perhaps Kitty Park somehow managed to communicate (the way of the Cat is mysterious) to the kitten that "the way to salvation" was by way of your son's house...?!

The addition of a kitten will add many years to your remaining (and useful life), trust me (Kitty Park and airship)...?! :ok:

PS. It would be nice if a properly-raised cat were to adopt me for a change. During the past 19 years, have only had half-wild strays (welcome nonetheless) share my existence. Most recently captured and adopted 2 completely-wild cats. One (the now sterilised-female), after almost 12 months, loves to cuddle with me under the duvet. The other, male, now "ex. tom-cat" remains stubborn though. Had to let him go after a month of being cooped-up in the appartment. Didn't see him for almost 2 weeks, but he has been coming to feed every other day for the past 3 weeks. He still won't tolerate my presence (hisses in annoyance before jumping back up onto the wall off the balcony), but when assured that I'm ostensibly asleep, will happily spend half the night in the appartment, eating his dinner (and perhas most encouragingly), shitting in "his" litter basket...?! Hopefully, as winter-time draws closer, he will eventually decide to spend more time with (his ex. lover) and me, in the warmth of the appartment. Only time will tell.

I have a lot of patience for pudicats and non-humans in general these days...?! :confused:

2nd Sep 2010, 16:03
They're lovely, but mental cases in general.
You never know when they feel the urge to bite
and scratch until it's too late.
They should carry a sign reading "I'm NOT in a good mood!!"

2nd Sep 2010, 17:00
My two Burmese will lie on their back with paws in the air. They do not go in for the scratch and bite business: the only scratch they give is inadvertent when being handled. They demand lots of love and attention, and will actually come in and cry to be picked up and cuddled before they will eat.

One of them will very carefully bring in a wren to let go in the lounge just for joke, but that's very rare - probably no more than every other year. Shrews, mice and voles are another matter....mice that try to reside oin the house are definitely on a loser.

Loose rivets
2nd Sep 2010, 17:11
Ooooo...a Mouse!


Loose rivets (age 70...?!).


henry crun
2nd Sep 2010, 22:57
LR: Is the kitten deaf ?

3rd Sep 2010, 02:01
For God's sake, get a gunny sack, and do the right thing.

Then consider a proper animal companion. There's an excellent selection of Airedales on another thread. You could start there.

3rd Sep 2010, 02:24
"Love Actually", "Always"

There, two film recommendations.


3rd Sep 2010, 02:40
"Descent" and "The Black Hole".

There are two more. :ok:

3rd Sep 2010, 03:00
Easy. Find another one of the same colour and you'll have a very fine pair of oven gloves!
Hope this helps.

Loose rivets
3rd Sep 2010, 04:16
Mmm...found three more, and their all different colours.

Dogs barking at the same point on the fence. Put ladder up and peeked into neighbor's garden. Mother cat bolts.

Three kittens under an old bench, with a heavy cloth over to the ground. One open space. One tabby, one ginger and one something else. Since the guy is seldom there, there's a good change nobody knows they're there. They look quite good however.

What to do next one wonders.

Loose rivets
3rd Sep 2010, 07:54
LR: Is the kitten deaf ?

henry, sorry to have seemingly ignored your question, but I thought you were alluding to kitty's huge ears. Tonight, a pal in the UK saw him on Skype and asked, 'Is it deaf?'

He briefed me on the link between white cats and deafness.

I hissed at the cat and it jumped a foot into the air, so it's not totally deaf, anyway.

henry crun
3rd Sep 2010, 09:00
That is, of course why I asked.

There was, until recently a pure white cat a few doors away from me, that was deaf, and now a new neighbour across the road has a white cat which is also completely deaf.

It spends much of its time sitting under my bottle brush tree looking up at the Waxeyes, which it doesn't has a hope of catching.

Cardinal Puff
3rd Sep 2010, 11:06
...sitting under my bottle brush tree looking up at the Waxeyes, which it doesn't have a hope of catching...

Blundering through the undergrowth in the fond belief she's sneaking up on 'em quiet as anything?:}

3rd Sep 2010, 12:19
Similar story here, we were "adopted" by a stray a few years ago. I've come to like her. She's low maintenance, craps next door and generally doesn't ask for more than regular food and somewhere to curl up in a ball & sleep.

She's also black, which is useful for wiping the dipstick on when checking yer oil level. :}

3rd Sep 2010, 13:07
craps next door

At last, an honest cat owner! :ok:

I'll send my dogs round to make up for it... :hmm:

3rd Sep 2010, 13:08
I suppose you could try leaving your stray with the others in the 'nest' and see whether the mother cat accepts it.

3rd Sep 2010, 13:12
Strewth, Loose rivets! For a moment I thought that was a photo looking up and you were wearing bloomers!!

Me too but, since I'm not so as conversant as ST apparently is with older ladies' underwear, I thought at first that I was looking at an interesting variation on the one-eyed trouser snake

And I don't find one-eyed trouser snakes interesting! :p

Loose rivets
3rd Sep 2010, 17:58
There aught to be a separate mini-forum for the sober. All other posts should be embarrassment free. I'm waking a lot these mornings wondering what the heck I've put on prune after getting myself outside a bottle of vino.

3rd Sep 2010, 19:03
Rivets, yer a lightweight. Last night's grappa did more damage. ;)

Loose rivets
20th Sep 2010, 05:30
You are not making yourself at home. No way. Never. Understand?




You will not believe this. My lovely fireman neighbor rings on the doorbell. Rivetess rushes back to the bathroom where I happen to be sitting with me kacks round me ankles. (You couldn't make this up)

Ockti says he's got Kitty Park.

I adjust my dress. (not a frock, just my...Oh, bollocks...you know what I mean.)

There is Ockti with...KITTY PARK. I take her in my arms, and hold her to my ear. She had the softest purr since...since a cat with a soft purr. She purred.

She was so heavy. I took her to the bathroom and donned me powerful specs. No fleas. No flea dust. I fed her. I petted her and let her settle on the cool tiles. She purred some more...and then looked at the door. I opened it, just like last time, and she went through the same hole in the fence as she did before. I watched her go into Ockti's trees, and on to what was obviously a wonderful second home. I know she wouldn't like to be held captive, and she knows she's always welcome, but I would have liked her to stay for just a while.

Maybe, when it's freezing, she'll spend a night or two on me bed like the old days.

tony draper
20th Sep 2010, 09:00
Then there is bath time.:uhoh:

20th Sep 2010, 09:26
Off load it ASAP

I had the same thing a few months ago, the cutest little blighter you have ever seen. Fortunetly I found a sucker at work to take the thing off my hands.

Other wise it would have been off to the vet for a needle, and by the time I did that, would have felt like a real dog:(.

Loose rivets
12th Nov 2010, 16:37
Can't talk, cat's on the phone.


Another delay to me magnum opus.


12th Nov 2010, 20:05
is it me or is that kitten growing up incredibly quickly? :ooh:

12th Nov 2010, 21:52
is it me or is that kitten growing up incredibly quickly?
Well you're not growing up incredibly quickly ...boom, boom :} :E

Kittens do grow up fast ...they turn into lanky things that are all legs and with the attitude of all teenagers, start eating you out of house and home.



13th Nov 2010, 01:03
Its taken me most of the day to think this one up....

At least your pussy was wearing some underpants.....


As opposed to this one.....


13th Nov 2010, 01:25

The sight of Loose's underpants again and I need a lie-down ...



13th Nov 2010, 04:37
Kittens do grow up fast ...they turn into lanky things that are all legs and with the attitude of all teenagers, start eating you out of house and home.You ain't wrong there. Our "little" one is only 7 months old but already weighs over 4.5kg. When you consider that the 6 year old, overweight, female we have is 5kg, it gives you an idea about the size this little bugger will be when he grows up........

Yup, he's gone from


to bigger than this


in 5 months.........

13th Nov 2010, 04:53
Then there is bath time.:uhoh:

^Is that a sink or the deep fat fryer at McDonalds (tm)?

Throw in some potato wedges and we got dinner, Drapes! :D

13th Nov 2010, 05:04
Throw in some potato wedges and we got dinner, Drapes!

KFC...... Killingworth Fried Cat?

Loose rivets
28th Nov 2010, 08:14
He loves the Emoticons. Especially the ones that move. Daren't move the curser when he's about.


He's found where I hide my camera.


Cardinal Puff
28th Nov 2010, 20:02
One envies you, Mr Rivets. That's a fine looking mogg. One's pack would never allow one to cohabit with that particular species of pussy so these vicarious insights into the lives of those so blessed are appreciated.:ok:

28th Nov 2010, 20:34
From the other Cat thread. Quincy -new family member- settled in for the evening.


He is a rescue as well. Just turned up at our back door. After two weeks of medicine for all of the ailments, he's put on a few pounds and has "officially" moved in.

28th Nov 2010, 22:17
11Fan, Quincy must be a McCain supporter; he's keeping the name warm. :)

Loose Rivets, your puddy is awfully nice. This is what showed up on my doorstep one day.....

30th Nov 2010, 14:45
V2-OMG! Your photo reminded me of my Pudi (http://family.webshots.com/photo/1230427769062591392ussOFc) who shared my life for almost 17 years before eventually succombing to an insulin overdose in the early hours one early morning in 2008 (no good vet). Perhaps somehow, she made a miraculous recovery, dug herself out of her grave at Fort Carré in Antibes and somehow made her way to you? Given the choice, I would still probably choose to wipe out entire continents, races, species and whatever just to be reunited with her. Is that my Pudi (if not, then I'm glad her shared genes have spread far and wide) - and may you also know all the joy (and sadness)...

30th Nov 2010, 17:45
airship, wow! Your Pudi looks just like my Kizzy.

I named her Kizzy after the female heroine in "Roots." Kizzy means "stay put" in one tribal vernacular.

Feel your pain over Pudi's passing. Kizzy did not live very long, I'm afraid.
I was her caregiver for five years only.

Loose rivets
6th Dec 2010, 03:39
Wezzit gone??!!


I'm not really preoccupied with bogs...honest.

Look, Squeak...it's you!

"Buggah orf! I'm havin' me knap."

Can you believe he's grown so big...and still got his baby teeth.


6th Dec 2010, 16:56
Loose rivets, I hope that you do realise by now that you're going to have to moderate your life-style in order to accommodate "this"...?! I can almost hear my own GP speaking: you smoke, you drink, in many respects you're a "bon-vivant", but you suffer from gout. You're only 50 years old, and apart from the gout (possibly of genetic origin), you're otherwise healthy and can continue to be so if you only manage to control all the smoking and drinking in future.

Are "a few good years" spent in the care of assorted pets sufficient, or would "society" or others today admonish those like us who have welcommed their guests at an age when their pets might outlive them?

PS. "This" cat looks like life is treating him/her very well. And "this" cat would always have a home with me, so long as I should live, if necessary. (I know, there are hundreds of other "this" cats, merely awaiting adoption from the local SPAs - only they're never given the limelight and being portrayed so cutely...?! :sad:

6th Dec 2010, 16:59
I've left orders in my will for the cat to be embalmed.
No one else likes the beast anyhow.
A very apt name "Holly". She really IS prickly.

7th Dec 2010, 02:16
Come to think of it, haven't seen Alice for weeks. Alice is the femme fatale of the local cat world, beautiful grey. She used to drop in across the street to visit their Tom. Wonder what she is up to these days.

7th Dec 2010, 16:35
Over the past 20 years or so, I've seen quite a few cats come and go. My own 3 who succombed in their old age (except for Quitaime who died horribly probably due to a slow-growing tumour at 2 years) are all buried in a suitable place at Fort Carré. But during the years, I've also welcomed others, to stay or merely partake in the food, their choice. There was c-a-t, my 1st cat Pudi's boy-friend who showed up one rainy-day. And who was a regular visitor for almost 3 years, even sharing siestas on the bed with us before suddenly disappering without trace. Then there was Meowowwwrrrow, a ginger tom-cat who came to eat daily for almost 2 years. Followed by a grey tom-cat, then another ginger tom-cat called Yah-owrrrr. They were always kind and gentle in their treatment of my (sterilised female Pudi and neutered male Grey cats). Whatever happened to them? I think that most cats when they're sickly go off to find a quiet place to "meet their maker". Where they succomb more or less violently, their bodies never again to be found, just a gradual decomposition.

Perhaps, in part, they merely disappear like that, so as to spare us humans of the inevitable pain...

Loose rivets
30th Jan 2011, 20:32
I thought this might brighten a day here and there:

I've got a horrible snotty, and needed to not to be disturbed while I had me morning porridge. I took it to me den, flopped into me Ppruning chair and started reading in.

As is shown above, the cat has been allowed to jump onto the desk. This morning he made a nuisance of himself by jumping on the desk and trying to stick his nose in my bowl. I put him down, oh, maybe half a dozen times before he took the hint.

There was a period of quiet . . . until he took a flying leap from the floor, and landed in me porridge.

He carried on over my keyboard, mouse and phone. The footprints were white and lumpy. They ended abruptly at the point he was lifted - more gently than he deserved, and placed in the garden.

Must go, porridge is getting cold.

DX Wombat
30th Jan 2011, 21:04
Wonder what she is up to these days.
Bringing up a litter of mini Alices and Toms? :E
LR, your cat bears a very strong resemblance to a red tabby pointed siamese

30th Jan 2011, 21:12
thinking about pets moving in

daughter has just got a new kitten

father in law is in hospital so we have his dog

niece has also moved in

it is getting rather full here

Loose rivets
30th Jan 2011, 23:07
LR, your cat bears a very strong resemblance to a red tabby pointed siamese

DX Your picture must surely be of a relative, despite an ocean being between them.

I was getting the feeling he wasn't part of the litter from son's neighbor's garden. A tad younger, and well, the colouring.

His ears and the stripes on his tail have a distinctly red hue, and his slate-blue eyes are beautiful when the light catches them with the iris closed. I'll try to get some better photography...less of the antics and more of his colour-scheme.

While I was looking it up, I came across this. Not the breed, but the wonderful patience of the animal.


31st Jan 2011, 07:38
Do you of course know all about this:

Excerpts from a Dog's Daily Diary

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Excerpts from a Cat's Daily Diary

Day 983 of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.

They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am. Bastards.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs.
I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges.

He is regularly released -and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now...

DX Wombat
1st Feb 2011, 22:07
Don't worry Airship, as far as I am concerned all cats are special whether they be pedigree or moggy. :ok:

Loose rivets
1st Feb 2011, 22:58
No, not squeak. It's developed a mature Meowwwww.

I thought of Kato. AKA Clouseau's man servant. This is because he hides, and leaps out on one, handing onto carpet slipper for the next few yards. As mentioned, he forgets to hide his tail, so is not that good at testing my reflexes.

Friend's lovely mom in London, used to feed a stray. E'arr, she would say as she put the dish down. It became formally E.R. some time later.

1st Feb 2011, 23:04

1st Feb 2011, 23:14
I'm a cat person, recently it's been said that there is a virus which can infect humans, but mostly rats to the point where they are attracted to cats. Well I'm infected. In my family, we had two cats both were known as Corsair's cats even by young nephews and nieces. Eventually both were executed by me, well their time had come. The second one knew and he cried all the way to the vet. I shed tears for both which is something I didn't even do for my Father.

My wife hates cats, but she doesn't know there is a cat in her future. Because she's outnumbered. I have two sons and both have already demonstrated they're infected.

My poor wife.

Mish Nish
2nd Feb 2011, 00:14
If cats weren't so prolific, they'd be incredibly valuable.:ok:

7th Feb 2011, 21:44
Apologies if this has been posted on Pprune before but it seems well worth a revisit anyway.
A far more pleasing pussy than a couple of others that have featured in my life....


DX Wombat
7th Feb 2011, 22:36
Brilliant! :D :D :D

Loose rivets
8th Feb 2011, 01:06
Lovely cat, and beautiful piano. Or is it the other way around?

12th Feb 2011, 17:30
once "the duet" commenced, she very quickly made her way outside to the balcony
Everyone's a critic. :rolleyes: :p

Cornish Jack
16th Feb 2011, 19:17
Not certain, but Nora's solos sounded like some early Stockhausen.
Apropos which, a reporter once asked Beecham if he ever played Stockhausen. The great man replied " No - but I think I stepped in some on my way in!!:D

16th Feb 2011, 19:45
@ airship

I realise i am risking ( guaranteeing) retaliation from multiple directions, but do you not feel that there is a point at which "loving" cats (animals) goes too far ?

16th Feb 2011, 20:21
Kitty looks so cute by the computer. Wait until they discover the joys of the printer. (The language on the first video may not be suitable for work.)



19th Feb 2011, 17:44
But the best I can do at present is help out a few feral / stray cats as best I can.


Our common thread airship.

DX Wombat
19th Feb 2011, 17:50
Yesterday I went to our local pet shop as Dilys needed a new collar. Whilst I was there another customer came in and asked if the proprieters knew they had been left a cat in a box. The previous day someone had been to the shop and tried to get them to take the cat but had been politely:{ refused as there was nowhere to put the poor thing. The person had returned the following day with the cat in a sellotaped-up crisp box and left it on the wooden bench outside the door (the shop also sells garden furniture). :mad: However, as I said to the shop owners, at least the cat had been left in a place of relative safety and not just abandoned.
Airship, did you see the photo of Dilys which I posted for you on the Extreme Shepherding thread?

20th Feb 2011, 02:28

Quincy, now fully acclimated into the household and found a great spot to get away. On top of one of the cat trees. Eight cats again.

Also, by a stoke of luck, went to PetCo today (Pet Store Chain here in the States). They had a clearance of their Cat Litter, 40 pound bags, normally $21.00, on sale for $5.00 a bag.

I bought 320 pounds. Eight Bags. All they had left. May hit some of the other stores tomorrow. With my eight cats here, and my fourteen rescues, I have six large litter boxes. I go through this stuff like crazy.

Loose rivets
17th Mar 2011, 22:37
The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door. ( So the e-mail said.)

Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and/or food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.
For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Al so, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.
The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.
Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:
(1) They live here. You don't.
(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people..
(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.
Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
(1) eat less,
(2) don't ask for money all the time,
(3) are easier to train,
(4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car,
(6) don't smoke or drink,
(7) don't want to wear your clothes,
(8) don't have to buy the latest fashions,
(9) don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and
(10) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children.

Loose rivets
14th May 2011, 07:16
still lineg-ing arinde.


Solid Rust Twotter
15th May 2011, 19:46
As long as you know your place, Mr Rivets....:ok:

16th May 2011, 03:28
The owl and the pussycat.....played together....

YouTube - Cat and owl playing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Iqmba7npY8g)

Loose rivets
16th May 2011, 04:05
That's cute.

I've had a display of what I call the Badger-head bird attacking a tabby in my garden today. He's - the bird - only about the size of a blackbird.

Having some trouble keeping Squeek from the Chucker-Lukker's babies. They square up to the cat but have stopped coming into the kitchen window.

16th May 2011, 04:33
Cat names....what they tell us about the critter themselves!

Mine range from Ruckus (there was one everywhere he went...) to Frady (who lived up to the name until a few days ago....now known at the Marina as Kingfish), with a Billy, Misty (later changed to Mister following a Vet visit), Tat (Nephew could not say Cat), Sess (short for Sasahkiwa), Missy (dodged traffic on an eight lane street at a ripe old age of perhaps five weeks), and T-Bird (short for Tiberius)....then there was Dogfood and Roosevelt (who had hip problems).

Loose rivets
9th Oct 2012, 23:22
This caught my eye - and my ear - today.

In The News (http://norathepianocat.com/about/me-in-the-news/)

Milo Minderbinder
9th Oct 2012, 23:43
this couple brought in an asylum seeker from Egypt, now the things done a typical illegal immigrant trick and vanished

Couple spend £6,000 rescuing stray cat from Egypt - only for it to run away - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9583962/Couple-spend-6000-rescuing-stray-cat-from-Egypt-only-for-it-to-run-away.html)

Loose rivets
10th Oct 2012, 05:23
Quarantine? I thought that had ended.

DX Wombat
10th Oct 2012, 12:02
Only for pets with a Pet Passport and who comply with the rules and regulations.

10th Oct 2012, 13:47
They spent £6000 getting the cat home, then offer a £25 when they lose it :confused:

10th Oct 2012, 14:35
They spent £6000 getting the cat home, then offer a £25 when they lose it :confused:

- and a lifetime's supply of chocolate.........