I do not like cats

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by greg_r, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    Ours likes to bite when he wants food or entertainment. He'll brush against your shins and do the long sad meow, first. If you fail to comply, his tail starts to thrash, and his pupils dilate rapidly. From there, he bites at your feet and calves until you either entertain him with a toy, or get him some food. You have to figure out which it is he wants to get him to stop. I used to scoop him up in a way that he can't bite at me and let him chew on a toy until he'd worked out his frustration, but my wife wanted him to stop it altogether, so we had to go to squirt bottle diplomacy. Now, when he starts to attack, he only has to see the squirt bottle to back off.

    You can only pet him for a few seconds before he gets annoyed and bats your hand away. He just wants to be where we are and to be served. He is a cute little critter, though. We're hoping he ends up actually wanting to just sit on our laps and chill as he gets older.
     
  2. moona11

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    Mine cock blocks. She has to sleep in my arm pit with her head on my neck and a paw on my chin. Right between me and E. She refuses the lay on the other side. As a kitten she stalked my youngest kid and attacked him every chance. She is a jealous bitch. Any other cat comes near me and she mean mugs them.
     
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  3. greg_r

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    Pretty sure I just found the momma cat. Also sure it’s feral. Mean as a snake. Found it in my woodshed with another kitten. Ran off when I found it. I put my found kitten with the other and watched. Momma came back pretty quickly and accepted both.

    The woodshed is across the yard from where I found the kitten. I wonder why momma did not come back and get it? Pretty sure the kittens chance for survival just increased substantially.
     
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  4. TNTRAILERTRASH

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    I don't like cats on the counter tops and table. I like a cat that goes outside to do their business. Indoors is not good for people with respiratory problems I don't give a damn what is in their box and how often you change it.
     
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  5. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    Now ya got 3 cats :rotfl::clap:
     
  6. SWAGA

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  7. greg_r

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    Mama cat has brought the kitten back out into the yard and dropped it off. Appears to have absolutely no interest in it. I am watching to see what happens.
     
  8. Think1st

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    Uh-oh. It looks like there was a reason you found the kitten the first time. Mama might not be able to take care of two.
     
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  9. SWAGA

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    Go get that kitty before we have to smack you.
     
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  10. greg_r

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    I got it back inside.

    The girls found another one that was dead. That prompted a search. They found 4 more. At least the one I fed a few times today looks pretty good. Two of the 4 don’t look so good, but they did eat some.
     
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  11. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    Now you're gonna need a cat kennel, you can call it...The Cat House!
     
  12. OldOutlaw

    OldOutlaw Supporting Member

    Well, good for you greg. Darn it, I do not care much for cats myself, but I never ever let one die in similar circumstances. So, I had a few cats at one time or the other. Most were from a feral mother. They were pretty darned good cats after they grew up. No mice, ground squirrel, or chipmunk burrowing around the foundations.
     
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  13. Think1st

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    Something tells me Mama Cat is having a rough time, herself, if the kittens are all in such a state. After you get them all nursed back to health, you can put adds out for them. There are lots of folks who would take them. Also, check your local Petco or equivalent. They adopt out kittens and cats if you can't keep them all. I think they are a good option to those shelters that euthenize critters after a certain amount of time.
     
  14. SWAGA

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    Little kittens need to be socialized so they get used to humans.
     
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  15. Think1st

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    They also have to be kept together until they're at least a couple months old so they learn restraint when they play. It trains out a lot of behavioral issues.
     
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  16. onefootleft

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    we have fostered and bottle fed 2 litters, make sure they stay warm also.
     
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    20200529_172142.jpg our pit bull yoda was like a mother to them. He was always checking on them and licking them
     
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  18. greg_r

    greg_r Lifetime Supporter

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    My pit bull, Inmate, would enjoy them as a snack.
     
  19. wganz

    wganz Supporting Member

    All rescues are more attached and loving than any other pets.
     
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  20. For a guy that does not like cats, you seem to have a bunch of them...
     
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