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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by HeatsTwice, Aug 8, 2012.
Laughing at these pics. I have 2 half cats (shih tzus), so I guess that makes one
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Here ya go KJ. Needless to say, he loves the stove. His bed is right next to it.
I've had two partial Manxs . . . and both of them loved drinking from the bathroom faucet . . . in fact Truman and I now have a morning ritual that involves him getting a drink, playing with a comb and lately him beating up the toilet paper which does not impress my wife.
Here is the late, great Teddy Roosevelt (white) . . . and Truman (gray) . . . and Truman's "brother" Jackson who doesn't drink from the sink, but does like curling up there for a nap.
I also have a stove cat.
I read that they feel when I cat brings you mice, etc, they are doing so as to feed you back for taking care of them. How true that is , who knows. I know when I feed my cat his favorite, chicken livers, he usually brings me a mouse that day. Is that a gesture of thanks?
Yes they are the heat sponges of the stoves.
I think that calling it "thanks" may be an assumption. However, if you think about wild species of cats, they would be trying to feed their pride/family/etc.
Yea but I've noticed that they always keep the best parts for themselves. We've had "talks" about this. I once sunk a bird beak into my foot as I stepped on it. Its head was all that there was left and it (the beak) was sticking straight up.
List of gifts from my cats (best parts eaten though):
spiders (mostly black widows - strange, they seem to know that they are dangerous).
bats (I've seen them climb trees durring the day to catch an upside down sleeping bat.)
birds - even parakeets. I once saw my yellow cat try to catch a 2 foot tall Vulture and then he tried to jump on the back of another one as it was starting to fly away.
They all chase foxes, deer, racoon, crows, red tail hawks and possums off the property. I'm glad for this. They would make a mess if parts of one of those showed up in the kitchen or master bedroom.
Our female cat doesn't actually kill its prey. Just plays with it and then brings it live into the house. I can't tell you how many time I've found California King snakes slitherin' around my living room. It must be that she likes their black and white coloring (same as her). At least SHE leaves the best parts for me. Notice the resemblance?
My male cat does the same thing, Rabbits, flying and red squirrels, chipmunks and your standard mouse. All in perfect shape loose in the house! Those wood stove gloves have more then one use!
This cat brings game home live for us to have a breif "meet and greet" before the fun begins. If we try to set if free the cat gets ferocious/dangerous. We figure he just wants to show off what a good a hunter he is. Again, I just get the left overs.
What is a half cat? Do you have pictures? I've never heard of a shih tzus. Should probably look it up.......oh, its a dog. But seems like a lovable one which won't bite a hole in your arm like some of my cats (especially the yellow one).
They're a half dog that sound something like you curse at when you step in it.
"Here's TC and my Jack Russell Benny having play time. TC is really good to Benny. He lets him know when play time is over. TC was once the terror to the dogs when he was a kitten."
Great video. Only looked at it now. I love dogs. We had one but it flew away. Starbase command relayed in a subspace message his last whereabouts as passing through the Neutral Zone on his way to Romulus in hot pursuit of the plastic chewed up head of a barbie doll.
Loved this pic!
Thanks for the video compliment! That's a great picture of your dog! Starbase command is a riot!
Here's the shih tzus
And here's Chloe hangin at home. I would not eff with her when she's been drinkin'
here's my cats as one gets off the other jumps right up!
Well back to those darn cats. Last Sunday "I guess" one of them hauled this into the house. This time it left all the good parts for me. I had to cut off its head before the Wife came home and freaked.
Left picture: A happy rattle snake.
Right picture: A sad rattle snake.
Your avatar is well chosen. I am again sooooo glad I live in Vermont. (shudder) How is your cat doing?
He seems normal to me at least.....
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I think this is the one who brought it in as his markings match that of the rattle snake. We call him Carlos: he who wears rattlesnake pajamas.
I can stand a lot, but not snakes. I had a cat who played with snakes, but he did't bring them inside. If rattle snake was in my house, that would be cause to move.
People get them around here a lot. The really don't bother people unless harassed. This one didn't do anything even when I was decapitating it. It just sat there while I held it down with a broom head and took its head off with a machete.
That is amazing! I have had Jack Russells over 15 years, all rescues but NONE of mine would ever tolerate a cat like that! Liam, who we lost last summer, we actually got from the SPCA because his owner died, the daughter took him in and he attacked her cat. He never went after anything but squirrels and cats. I guess if we raised them together with cats it would be a different story but as adopted as adults, you get what you get My guys now only see cats at the vet and they go nuts. That cat is too funny. Not sure if Benny is small for the breed or that cat is big but I just watched it again, too cute!
he'd have gotten skin't out and throwed on the skillet......they're kinda tasty, you know.....