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12 Jobs People Decided to Give to Cats
Mental Floss ^ | November 1, 2013 | Lucas Reilly

Posted on 11/02/2013 1:26:06 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Think canines are the only four-legged creatures that can hold down jobs? Think again.

(Excerpt) Read more at mentalfloss.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Far too many images to post here, but well worth a click-through.
1 posted on 11/02/2013 1:26:06 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...

2 posted on 11/02/2013 1:27:44 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

About #8 ... is that actually a photo of “Oscar?” ‘Cause if so, then Oscar ain’t a gent; “he’s” a lady! Just sayin’.


3 posted on 11/02/2013 2:07:32 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

It’s a lousy photo, but Oscar is a tabby-and-white, not a calico.


4 posted on 11/02/2013 2:18:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The cat in the photo is what I call a “stealth calico.” It has classic brown tabby markings AND patches of orange (in this case, dilute orange — a sort of light terra cotta). Either Oscar is actually female or he is a girly-mon cat. :)


5 posted on 11/02/2013 2:29:35 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Glad to see Stubbs the mayor survived his canine assassination attempt. Poor guy.

I’m thinking the library assistant cat isn’t real thrilled with having a bowtie around his nexk

I know it was part of the space exploration thingy, but I wished they’d left the part about cats in pressure chambers and centerfuges out.


6 posted on 11/02/2013 2:32:18 AM PDT by DemforBush (Of all the Thompson gunners, Roland was the best.)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

He’s definitely male.


7 posted on 11/02/2013 2:33:06 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DemforBush

Stubbs is a tough old cat.


8 posted on 11/02/2013 2:34:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Do you know Oscar personally? Not trying to be flippant here; just curious. Because I just g**gled some other images of “Oscar,” which also show the orange patches, and also show a kitty with feminine features. (Smaller nose, etc. Though that could be a male who was neutered very early.)

It has been my experience that people often use “he” and “she” for cats pretty much at random. I have a friend who has a cat who is CLEARLY a neutered male, yet she persists in calling the cat “her.” The people who named Oscar may have been similarly haphazard. (Or okay, maybe he’s a male calico. They do exist.)

I should go to bed. Sleep deprivation is clearly making me obsessive about kitty gender....


9 posted on 11/02/2013 2:39:38 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

I’ve never heard Oscar referred to as anything other than male. If he wasn’t, you’d think someone would’ve noticed by now.


10 posted on 11/02/2013 3:01:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Love em all but personally not a fan of Mr. bigglesworth. (Spynx cats)

Now the white kitty who sat on the James Bond villain”s lap, or the kitty who sat on Marlon Brando’s lap in “The Godfather”, they were kitties wouldn’t want to mess with.


11 posted on 11/02/2013 3:17:26 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: Gefn

I actually met a sphinx cat recently. Weird feeling skin, but extremely friendly and affectionate.


12 posted on 11/02/2013 3:32:50 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve never seen one in person. I just feel bad for them with no fur. I’d be knitting sweaters to keep em warm.


13 posted on 11/02/2013 3:35:54 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: Gefn

They like blankets too, I hear.


14 posted on 11/02/2013 3:40:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
That's not affection, that's just trying to stay warm LoL!

CC

15 posted on 11/02/2013 4:35:04 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I actually met a sphinx cat recently.

I would love to have a sphinx, I think they are adorable. Little Yoda cats!

16 posted on 11/02/2013 4:55:06 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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17 posted on 11/02/2013 4:55:26 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: DemforBush; Slings and Arrows
So. The story didn't say if the assassin dog was ever behind bars.
18 posted on 11/02/2013 5:16:21 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: martin_fierro

Great picture!


19 posted on 11/02/2013 6:34:15 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Gefn
"Love em all but personally not a fan of Mr. bigglesworth. (Spynx cats)"

I love em, but I have a problem with people cooking up cat breeds which produce unnatural or problematic results...i.e., no fur, flat faces which cause breathing problems, etc.

20 posted on 11/02/2013 8:20:29 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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21 posted on 11/02/2013 9:51:47 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: martin_fierro

A real Hunter S. Thompson Dog would try to score some ‘nip.


22 posted on 11/02/2013 9:52:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

It’s a conspiracy.


23 posted on 11/02/2013 9:53:11 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Baby Yodas, how sweet!

Dang... if only cats wouldn’t show up and move in, I could have room for a Yoda... and money for the vet bills...


24 posted on 11/02/2013 10:15:18 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Agree, for both dogs and cats.

Give your kitties head bonks from me and mine today. It’s her favorite day of the year, one more hour to snooze.


25 posted on 11/02/2013 10:17:20 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

I know what you mean! I had a friend (a blond, naturally!) who said her male neutered cat was an “it”. No matter how I would explain it to her that the cat was STILL a male even with his testicles removed, she was adamant that he was an “it” now.


26 posted on 11/02/2013 11:39:49 AM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Gefn

Gefn, you’re so sweet. Kiss your baby for me.


27 posted on 11/02/2013 1:11:00 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Sir Napsalot

I have a feeling that once Stubbs was on his feet - er, paws - again, he “took care of all family business”, so to speak.


28 posted on 11/02/2013 7:15:41 PM PDT by DemforBush (Leave the gun, take the catnip toy.)
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