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Cat vanity: I think mine is possessed by at least one demon
my weird cat

Posted on 04/29/2012 7:41:08 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck

I'm sitting in the den Friday night watching Samurai movies. My weird psycho cat Rocket jumps into my chair and gets all cuddly and lovey. I am patting him and he gets this look in his eyes and I know what is next. He bites the tar out of me.


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To: mnehring
She used to stalk our feet like they are little mice and go to town, not playful, but like she was trying to rip meat off the bone.

My grandparents had a cat that did the same thing. It would have been kind of cute if he hadn't been so intense about it. I'd guess that most cat psychologists have seen this behavior a thousand times and know its causes.

101 posted on 04/29/2012 9:47:51 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: West Texas Chuck
Samurai movies and cats? Weird Combo.


102 posted on 04/29/2012 9:52:19 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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103 posted on 04/29/2012 10:08:49 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: West Texas Chuck

I have eight cats and two dogs.

Kittens and young cats are always looking for someone to play with, usually roughly, and it would be another cat or cat-sized dog.

When we brought home our English Springer Spaniel puppy, she played with two similiar sized kittens we had rescued. Once the puppy grew to about 20 lbs., the cats avoided her but our adult Pointer, who was cat neutral, became the puppy’s playmate.

What I’m saying is this: get another cat or kitten. They will keep each other entertained and come to you for pets particularly if you provide yummy treats.


104 posted on 04/29/2012 10:39:50 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: West Texas Chuck
Inherited a cat when I married my ex-wife. She had him for four years and she went batsh@t crazy when after three days he would jump on to my lap and fall asleep. She couldn't even pick him up and place him on her lap without getting bit,hard. When I came home after playing tennis he would love to lay at my feet and lick the salt off my ankles and if I dared move before he was done, I got a quick playful nip.

I should have fought to keep him after the divorce and I will regret that to my dying day.

105 posted on 04/29/2012 10:41:55 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Cyman
Inherited a cat when I married my ex-wife.

You mean the cat inherited you.

106 posted on 04/29/2012 10:50:40 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I confess - yes, I am owned. Seems rather ridiculous doesn’t it. Kind of like the kids, she does understand the word “No” but on a very selective basis. I keep a roll of toilet paper on the floor of the office - she loves to destroy it and that generally keeps her busy for quite a while. At least she doesn’t have front claws!


107 posted on 04/29/2012 11:18:47 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: boatbums

Thanks for the suggestion - I’ll get a can just for her. Hope they come supersized.


108 posted on 04/29/2012 11:19:54 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: skr

That’s very good.


109 posted on 04/29/2012 11:54:21 PM PDT by TChad
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To: West Texas Chuck

bounce him off the wall a few times, gently of course. Like another freeper said,maybe he senses female in heat in the neighbor and is frustrated


110 posted on 04/30/2012 12:50:29 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Tex-Con-Man

That’s awful. :(


111 posted on 04/30/2012 1:00:15 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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Bookmark, for later enjoyment.
112 posted on 04/30/2012 2:00:27 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Maine Coons are known as the Gentle Giants. Here is my wife's cat He is the most laid back cat I ever seen.

Fuzz

113 posted on 04/30/2012 2:05:12 AM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: West Texas Chuck

He is being over stimulated by the petting. Stop petting him while in your lap. Simple really...he wants to snuggle and cuddle...not petted.


114 posted on 04/30/2012 3:15:39 AM PDT by EBH (The redistibution of another man's money, does not create wealth for the "greater good.")
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To: Oztrich Boy

Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.


115 posted on 04/30/2012 3:55:15 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Well the first thing ya need to do is get out of his chair, my cats only allow me to sit in the floor at their feet.


116 posted on 04/30/2012 3:59:03 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: West Texas Chuck
My cat (Little Killer) does the same thing but never out of the blue. She only attacks when I break her #1 rule – never disturb her, in any way, when she’s comfortable. She defines “disturb” as my moving any body part when she is on or beside me.

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117 posted on 04/30/2012 4:11:08 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: goseminoles

Your house is haunted. The cat picks up on it and freaked out. I would move.


118 posted on 04/30/2012 4:38:00 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: West Texas Chuck
Saturday night, more Samurai,

I'd probably bite you too.......but I wouldn't sit in your lap first.

119 posted on 04/30/2012 4:43:37 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: West Texas Chuck

I had a cat that acted like that once. She had distemper. I would consult a vet.


120 posted on 04/30/2012 4:49:06 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: Grams A
That's so funny. I always say our furbabies are like 3 year olds in fur coats. Mine lay around mostly...I have an older cat (13 years) and a younger 3 legged baby. He's full of it! Both are tremendous companions.
121 posted on 04/30/2012 4:49:15 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: West Texas Chuck

I'm behind you!

122 posted on 04/30/2012 8:03:27 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: West Texas Chuck
Rule 1: Its never the cat
Rule 2: It's always the human
Rule 3: Don't treat your cat like a human. Your cat is a cat.
Rule 4: Don't piss off the cat.
Rule 5: NEVER hit the cat. Remember Siegfried and Roy? Hit a big cat, expect to be killed.

There are plenty of cat behavior books/programs. My Cat From Hell is an excellent resource. All these shows (cat behavior/dog behavior) ALWAYS address short comings in the owner, not the animal.

Cats have a incredibly sensitive pain vs pleasure threshold. You can be stroking the cat, then the very NEXT stroke, he/she has had enough and bites. The problem is, the cat's been telling you to stop and you weren't listening. review Rule 3 again.

30 minutes a day in structured play time with a feature toy which will do wonders in a constructive release of pent-up energy.

123 posted on 04/30/2012 9:08:03 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: West Texas Chuck

First, never play with a cat with your bare hand, second, i had a scizzo cat that turned out to have a heart deformity...last, cats have their DON’T TOUCH SPOTS OR YOU WILL DIE. You found your cats spot I think.


124 posted on 04/30/2012 11:35:26 AM PDT by Fawn (This site is soooooo sloooooowwwwww)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Lots of losers on this thread....goat milkers and hicks from the hills....it’s embarrassing...


125 posted on 04/30/2012 11:44:39 AM PDT by Fawn (This site is soooooo sloooooowwwwww)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Or you could follow the traditional Korean tradition of cat management" Wok the cat.

It's also possible the cat is practicing the sacred art of the zot. I hear they are good at that.

126 posted on 04/30/2012 1:28:47 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. II Corinthians 3:17)
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Kittens who are played with roughly tend to continue that behavior when they are bigger and stronger. Never teach a kitten anything you don't want a cat to do to you.

Different cats like different kinds of touching. I have a brush intended for human hair with boar bristles, and it is the one my cats appreciate the most. They recognize the brush when I bring it out. They would rather be brushed than stroked.

When a cat has had enough of anything, never attempt to restrain them. If it's cat time to go bounding off to a different part of the house, so be it. Serious restraining should be reserved for serious medical treatment, and hence rare.

I have only been bitten by my cats when I was doing something to them they really did not like (washing poop off of a long-hair cat, combing a hair mat out of a long haired cat). Since they probably thought I had lost my mind, I don't hold it against them.

Cats don't need expensive toys. Ping pong balls--especially in a dry bathtub--are great cat toys.

Cats aren't human, but they are sensitive enough to pick up on your mood and attitude. They are also capable of training us.
127 posted on 04/30/2012 3:22:35 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: packrat35

Good thing they are laid back! That’s a lot of kitteh to handle if he’s mad. Our vet breeds Maine Coons and she keep three at the clinic (a cat only clinic) who are blood donors and official “greeters”. They are gorgeous and will let anyone pet them. Very friendly.


128 posted on 04/30/2012 3:23:37 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: pankot

Some and some not.

Growing up I had an orange tabby who would nip when he had enough attention. A neighbor believed what you did and insisted on pushing it...and found out he really meant “ENOUGH!”. He wrapped himself around her wrist and rabbit footed + bit in deadly earnest. Much blood was shed that day, but the old fool didn’t make an issue of it, because she admitted she’d been warned and ignored it.

One of our current females is a love-biter. She’s easily *very* overexcited, and loves attention. Sweet, affectionate, not so bright, but if she’s relaxed and happy enough, you’re gonna get bit.


129 posted on 04/30/2012 6:09:26 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (WTB new tagline, PST!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve only had one cat, a mutant 20 lb orange tabby from Hell who appeared in my driveway one rainy morning as a sweet little kitten. Very smart and mostly amiable cat (taught him to sit, shake, could be summoned with a whistle...taught himself to use the toilet all on his lonesome) but would lose his mind once in a while. Almost 15 years later I still have a pretty wicked scar on my right thigh from that SOB.

R.I.P, Buster.


130 posted on 04/30/2012 6:11:54 PM PDT by SirLurkedalot (Live Free Or Die)
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To: SirLurkedalot

May you meet the SOB at the Rainbow Bridge.


131 posted on 04/30/2012 7:16:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I hope so.

Gnashing teeth aside, he was my buddy for three years. I’ve never really been a “cat person” but he was special.


132 posted on 04/30/2012 7:39:20 PM PDT by SirLurkedalot (Live Free Or Die)
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To: SirLurkedalot

I hear ya.


133 posted on 04/30/2012 8:36:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: packrat35

Nice picture, made me want to start scratching him behind the ears lol.


134 posted on 04/30/2012 9:49:46 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: nuconvert

Jackson Galaxy is the man. He fixed some really messed up cats. A lot of it is common sense but most of it is knowledge of felines.
Its a fun show to watch....


135 posted on 05/01/2012 3:42:06 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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