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The Cat in Ancient Egypt
Tour Egypt ^ | FR Posts 1-30-2003 (April 1st, 2001) | By Ilene Springer

Posted on 01/31/2003 2:29:42 PM PST by vannrox

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To: neutrino
I just had my digital camera on standby. The cats love to lounge in the sun that comes through the window. So, I just waited for a sunny day this past summer and got them. They're actually all posers- they love having their picture taken!
51 posted on 01/31/2003 5:46:11 PM PST by rintense (Go Get 'Em Dubya!)
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To: NEWwoman; FoxGirl
Some of my favorites (the quotes are also from the website on no.7)

The advance scouting party for an interstellar invasion. We will be subjugated and treated harshly.

The rage is obvious.

This cat hates this man so much he had to defend himself

Fueled by total ego, Bob waves to the camera before unleashing the 01-25 virus that almost took Korea off the map.

Yes, Stella has rabies... and so will you, soon

She hates you because you wear those red clothes even though you know she's colorblind. Now she uses her Laser Power

52 posted on 01/31/2003 5:55:28 PM PST by spetznaz (When i say i am perfect people say i am arrogant .....but i am just being darn honest!)
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To: vannrox
Great post, thanks! We have four cats, all strays and the youngest one (below) runs the place.


53 posted on 01/31/2003 5:55:53 PM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Start Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; lawgirl; happygrl
Ping-a-linga-ling!
54 posted on 01/31/2003 5:57:37 PM PST by spetznaz (When i say i am perfect people say i am arrogant .....but i am just being darn honest!)
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To: All
This is "mean" Max. Any suggestions for a caption so I can add his photo to the site? He surprisingly tolerates his new red collar that has a jingle bell.
55 posted on 01/31/2003 6:04:36 PM PST by FoxGirl
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To: rintense

Wimpy the Cat, 2002, aged 16

56 posted on 01/31/2003 6:15:49 PM PST by wimpycat (US: Masters of our Domain...France: Morally bankrupt "old Europe")
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To: spetznaz

Wimpy in his element.

57 posted on 01/31/2003 6:22:31 PM PST by wimpycat (US: Masters of our Domain...France: Morally bankrupt "old Europe")
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To: wimpycat
Wimpy: "Not only did I kill the family dog for his coat (nice cushy rug, hehe), but i also have pyrokinesis and can start fires with a mere look!"
58 posted on 01/31/2003 6:25:54 PM PST by spetznaz (When i say i am perfect people say i am arrogant .....but i am just being darn honest!)
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To: FoxGirl
Max:"You may have heard of the film titled 'Mad Max!' Well, i was the inspiration for that flick, and if you continue staring at me like that i will show you why!"
59 posted on 01/31/2003 6:31:26 PM PST by spetznaz (When i say i am perfect people say i am arrogant .....but i am just being darn honest!)
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To: spetznaz
ROFL!

Actually it was a bear....

(fake bearskin rug)
60 posted on 01/31/2003 6:31:26 PM PST by wimpycat (US: Masters of our Domain...France: Morally bankrupt "old Europe")
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To: spetznaz
Ha! Great! Thanks!
61 posted on 01/31/2003 6:53:59 PM PST by FoxGirl (not feeling creative tonight)
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To: LibKill
That is the funniest and cutest cat picture that I have ever seen!
62 posted on 01/31/2003 6:57:54 PM PST by foreshadowed at waco
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To: foreshadowed at waco
That is the funniest and cutest cat picture that I have ever seen!

Thanks. I always post that one on cat-lover threads and most of them really like it.

I hope you do realize that your cats are planning to EAT you. They are just waiting for a moment of weakness.

63 posted on 01/31/2003 7:01:03 PM PST by LibKill (ColdWarrior. I stood the watch.)
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To: vannrox
A most interesting article indeed. Thanks for posting it.
64 posted on 01/31/2003 7:07:45 PM PST by Torie
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To: Darksheare
"And why they seem so interested in staring at us". I read someplace that if you and your cat are staring at each other, the cat will look away first. This is completely true. Try it. We have three stray cats we took in - they are great and have been with us for many years. The last one we found is a female, Marlene - we found her the day Marlene Dietrich died. She's the best mouser one could find. The two males are not as good as she is. When she gets a mouse, we try to save the mouse also. Upstate New York mice are rather cute. Well, they are.
65 posted on 01/31/2003 7:10:04 PM PST by maxwellp
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To: Darksheare
NiMH cat

Is that a distant relative of the Energizer Bunny?

66 posted on 01/31/2003 8:58:16 PM PST by Erasmus
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To: sciencediet
Put out a little more food for that one, she is too skinny!:)
67 posted on 01/31/2003 9:03:53 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: maxwellp
The last one we found is a female, Marlene - we found her the day Marlene Dietrich died.

Now, what are the odds of that happening!

68 posted on 01/31/2003 9:06:04 PM PST by Erasmus
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To: vannrox
One of the most well researched and written articles on Chinese food I've ever read.
69 posted on 01/31/2003 9:48:41 PM PST by applemac_g4
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To: vannrox
Great article. We finished our study of Ancient Egypt about a month ago but will revisit the study Monday by reading this article. :o) Thanks for posting.
70 posted on 01/31/2003 9:54:03 PM PST by homeschool mama
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To: Darksheare
**"I will deign to let you touch my paw. Begone now, wretched human. You may worship us from afar. GIMME THE STRING YOU TWIT!!!!"

FOFL!!!

Our cat is actually a neighbor's cat. Tiger lives at his own house but naps at ours...on my husbands pillow. :oD

71 posted on 01/31/2003 9:55:06 PM PST by homeschool mama
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To: vannrox
No! No! No! The Egyptians get all the credit for domesticating felines when it isn't true.

How do I know, you ask? Because fossilized skeletons of domesticated cats found on Cyprus are 7000 years old.

I'm betting that eventually it will be established that cats have been domesticated for almost as long as humans have been living in settled communities.

And with the recent discoveries of ancient cities underwater (last seeing air 15,000 years ago) most likely that date will continue to be pushed ever further back in time.

So who first domesticated cats? Probably the same bewildered people who first started eating oysters.

72 posted on 02/01/2003 12:14:34 AM PST by goody2shooz
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To: vannrox
The egyptians believed cats were Gods.
The cats agreed.


Dogs have owners.
Cats have staff.


I love it when someone drones on and on about how cute they are.
I tell 'em if they were half as big as they are, and the cat was twice as big as it is, they wouldn't be the owner, they'd be the lunch!
73 posted on 02/01/2003 12:41:43 AM PST by djf
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To: Rome2000
Put out a little more food for that one, she is too skinny!:)

She eats like a Marine and maintains at six pounds by acting rocket propelled.

74 posted on 02/01/2003 7:04:44 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Start Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: spetznaz
Great pictures!
I just looked at these, after hearing that the shuttle distintegrated.
Thanks for bringing a light moment and a laugh, for such a depressing morning.
75 posted on 02/01/2003 8:38:30 AM PST by NEWwoman
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To: homeschool mama
Just as long as his owner doesn't call him a traitor...
NiMH cat has his own 'other family' well trained.
But he sleeps here.... and eats here...

Kearen, the one who deigns to let me touch her paw, actually acts like we must worship her bulk. (She's 24 pounds..)
Please pray for us. We are owned by cats.
76 posted on 02/01/2003 12:44:58 PM PST by Darksheare (<----- Watches the night sky, waiting for a change.)
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To: Erasmus
Something like that. Make the mistake of letting him sleep for five minutes, and he's recharged for the whole night.
Someone commented that he must have "Nickel Metal Hydrides for power.".. hence his name.
77 posted on 02/01/2003 12:47:58 PM PST by Darksheare (<----- Watches the night sky, waiting for a change.)
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To: maxwellp
My cat seems more interested in standing up to remove my blasphemous eyes when I do that.
Honestly, I'm not of teh mind to try and find out what it's like to try to forcibly remove 24 pounds of cat from my skull.....
Someone told me that cats take being stared at as a threat. Since it's an innately hostile action in nature and implies intent to fight.

Cats are strange critters indeed.
78 posted on 02/01/2003 12:52:41 PM PST by Darksheare (<----- Watches the night sky, waiting for a change.)
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To: Darksheare
Please pray for us. We are owned by cats.

To whom am I supposed to pray? Bastet and Sekhmet?

It doesn't matter. Your cats are waiting for a moment of weakness, then they will EAT you. You are doomed, poor souls.

:)

79 posted on 02/01/2003 12:59:38 PM PST by LibKill (ColdWarrior. I stood the watch.)
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To: vannrox
but their status rose to that of the sacred animals and then on to the most esteemed deities like no other creature before them.

They must not have had any garbage dumpsters in Egypt or they wouldn't have esteemed them so much.

80 posted on 02/01/2003 1:26:02 PM PST by FITZ
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To: Darksheare
Have you seen the movie 'Cats and Dogs'? The kung fu kitties are great!

Oh...don't know if I mentioned it. Our stepcat's nickname is Satan.

81 posted on 02/01/2003 2:00:12 PM PST by homeschool mama
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To: LibKill
Probably.
My cat will wait to add my mass to her bulk....
Mankind is doomed..
82 posted on 02/01/2003 3:01:41 PM PST by Darksheare (<----- Watches the night sky, waiting for a change.)
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To: homeschool mama
Not that I saw you mention..
Did he earn the name? And how did he earn it?
Any cat nicknamed 'Satan' has to have a story behind it.
Kinda like 'Catya'...
83 posted on 02/01/2003 3:03:01 PM PST by Darksheare (<----- Watches the night sky, waiting for a change.)
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To: Darksheare
Tiger (aka Satan) had a fever as a kitten. The vet told our neighbors he wouldn't be the brightest star in the sky. He sleeps in the middle of the street, plays with another neighbor's rotweiler, picks fights even though he doesn't have front paws, gives us wonder lovies then turns on us like a demon for no reason. That's when my husband gave him the name Satan. Oh...satan is sleeping on my husband's feet at this moment. :oP Har!

He keeps me company in the morning while I enjoy my coffee and quiet time...and talks to me. I swear that cat is human sometimes. We actually carry on a conversation. I just now am realizing that sounds rather strange...maybe I'm the one who had a fever.

84 posted on 02/01/2003 11:18:33 PM PST by homeschool mama (i talk with satan...oh my)
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To: Skooz
cat + boxer bump.
85 posted on 02/01/2003 11:36:51 PM PST by Romulus
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To: Skooz
LOL.
86 posted on 02/02/2003 12:54:06 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Focault's Pendulum
REALLY LOL!
87 posted on 02/02/2003 12:54:24 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: homeschool mama
Doesn't sound crazy to me.
My cat, al 24 pounds of her, and I have conversations.
Usually consisting of her trying to get my attentiopn and, once having it, trilling at me and nipping me until I, the brainless hairless ape-like lout she takes me for, bows to her highness' wishes and performs whatever menial task she desires.
Usually accompanied by said cat inspecting my workmanship and rather vocally protesting my painful existence...

So talking to the cat doesn't sound crazy to me. Worst part is when they answer and expect you to understand ,"Yeowl.. brrrrip?"
88 posted on 02/02/2003 2:52:34 PM PST by Darksheare (<----- Watches the night sky, waiting for a change.)
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To: Darksheare
You have such wonderful descriptions of life with your feline, Darksheare. Are you sure you aren't *Get Fuzzy's* cartoon creator? :o)
89 posted on 02/02/2003 9:00:51 PM PST by homeschool mama
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To: Darksheare
We have a cat named Mandy which my kids love.
Interestingly, cats are the only domesticated animals not mentioned in the Bible.

Praying on all cat owners. </sarcasm
90 posted on 02/02/2003 9:24:24 PM PST by bondserv
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To: homeschool mama; bondserv
Nope. I'd admit it if I was the originator of a cartoon strip.
But I've seen some things I've joked about in a few strips. Makes me wonder if some of those guys troll through teh threads here at FR for material.

Kearen is such a hoot, too. All 24 pounds of her, and quite the princess. "Catya" was a stray kitten that we took in. She was being cute and stretching behind me, and I called her by her name at that time 'Cat'. Well, she turned and stretched but this time applied claw to my backside in such a way to 'stretch more effectively'. After that she was "Catya" (Cat-YAAAAH!).
Short haired mackeral tabby with white she was. (Had to take her to the animal shelter. She was adopted and now lives a pampered life. Hopefully no backside punctures there.)

Kearen pretty much sits like a catskin rug and stares at me. Once in awhile she'll look at me like I've either been smoking crack, or I'm melting. She looks SO insulted about something. Then she refuses to let me near her to find out what's up.
Makes me wonder if God created cats just to confuse us, or spy on us.
Ever notice that when you're having an important conversation, the cat is watching as if listening?
91 posted on 02/03/2003 7:28:55 AM PST by Darksheare (<----- Sometimes the only thing keeping a soldier going is caffiene and sugar.)
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To: DietCoke
ping
92 posted on 03/10/2003 5:55:41 PM PST by FoxGirl
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To: Darksheare
Someone told me that cats take being stared at as a threat. Since it's an innately hostile action in nature and implies intent to fight.

That is true. They look away to let you know they mean no harm. And if you are ever about to be jumped by a big cat, as hard as it would be, close your eyes. (Same goes for a hostile dog -- don't look him in the eye.)

93 posted on 03/10/2003 6:25:03 PM PST by Semper911 (For some people, bread and circus are not enough. Hence, FreeRepublic.com)
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To: sciencediet
That's a stray!? Damn, all your neighbors meezer breeders?
94 posted on 03/10/2003 7:23:17 PM PST by HetLoo
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To: vannrox
Don't forget the Dung Beetle!
95 posted on 03/10/2003 7:25:15 PM PST by Consort
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To: HetLoo
That's a stray. We put up posters and called all the authorities, vets and pet shops. Our vet guessed she was 12 weeks old when she showed up and he thinks that's young for a pedigree Siamese to be away from the breeder. But that's the only clue we have; it is a complete mystery. She's a fantastic find, too, because she has the best personality I've ever seen in a cat.
96 posted on 03/10/2003 7:30:01 PM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: sciencediet; Rome2000
Whoa, sciencediet! That's a pretty high standard of stray cat you have in your area! That is a very classy looking purebred Chocolate Point Siamese! No wonder he rules the roost, he knows he's Royalty.

I bred and showed Blue and Lilac Points for 15 years or so B.C. (Before Children). Here is our current youngest Lilac Point baby:

Naturally she is telling me what to type . . . she is two years old and outrageously bossy to the two older and more respectable Blue Points. My big BP male makes a huge deal out of hissing at her to keep up his dignity, but I have come home unexpectedly several times and surprised them cuddled up in the sheepskin cat bed with their paws around each other. BUSTED! :-D

97 posted on 03/10/2003 7:36:40 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . we are Siamese, if you please. We are Siamese, if you don't please.)
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To: Rome2000; sciencediet
Rome, I forgot to say that ALL purebred show type Siamese look that thin - it's their natural state. Most of them eat like starving longshoremen and they're still that skinny - they burn all the calories off running around the walls at about the four foot mark. At least that's what ours do.
98 posted on 03/10/2003 7:38:42 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . we are Siamese, if you please. We are Siamese, if you don't please.)
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To: sciencediet
Our posts crossed in the ether. I coulda sworn that was a little BOY -- unless it's a trick of the light it sure looks like there's an . . . ahem . . . endowment under that tail!

You were very lucky in your stray . . . coat's a little rough and perhaps the ears could be a little larger, but she's got a beautiful body shape, lovely feet, and a very nice profile.

Some friends of mine once had a Siamese male take up with them. They advertised and eventually somebody showed up to claim him from a town over 60 miles away. He hissed and hid under the sofa and scratched the (*&^*^$*%^$ out of his putative owners when they tried to retrieve him . . . so they left him where he was. Apparently he REALLY did not like life as a show cat, and he put 60 miles between himself and them all on his own.

Also, my friends had had him "fixed" . . . . :-o

99 posted on 03/10/2003 7:48:47 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . we are Siamese, if you please. We are Siamese, if you don't please.)
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100 posted on 03/10/2003 7:48:57 PM PST by oyez (Is this a geat country.....or what?)
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