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rogue 2017-01-11 14:13

Favorite Pest
 
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I'm somewhat surprised that there isn't a thread dedicated to our furry, feathered, scaled, slimy friends. Time to start one. Please share pictures and stories of your pets!

I introduce you to Hannah, a 12 year old Bengal rescue whom we adopted on New Year's Day. This was better than any Christmas present anyone of us got . She is an adorable cat and loves to sit on laps and get attention.

Spherical Cow 2017-01-11 17:13

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And this is Aurora; we got her from the Humane Society 10 or so years ago. She's the studious one.

Norm

petrw1 2017-01-11 17:44

Spike ... aka Evil Puppy Dog
 
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Now that he is 3 he is just Evil One.

storm5510 2017-01-12 01:38

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Levi. My virtual shadow.

rogue 2017-10-30 17:45

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These were my first cats, Artemis (grey) and Ares (black). They got along really well, but eventually I had to put him down in 2008 and her in 2009. He was one of my favorites. He loved to jump up on furniture in order to get access to my shoulders.

rogue 2017-10-30 18:00

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This is our current cat, Dinky. When in the right mood, he loves belly rubs. He also loves my laptop, which is nice and warm while searching for primes.

xilman 2017-10-30 18:47

[QUOTE=rogue;470629]He also loves my laptop, which is nice and warm while searching for primes.[/QUOTE]A magnificat indeed!

First one of which I have heard which searches for primes.

rogue 2017-10-30 20:12

[QUOTE=xilman;470631]A magnificat indeed!

First one of which I have heard which searches for primes.[/QUOTE]

He certainly knows the #2 is prime! :poop:

chalsall 2017-11-01 20:26

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Here are pictures of three of our current six kittens. The first is of Phobos and Deimos. I found Phobos under a tree as a tiny, starving kitten. Deimos found us when he needed medical attention; he had somehow gotten into some caustic material, and had fifty percent of his body chemically burnt.

The second photo is of Decaf. I got him from a rescue centre over fifteen years ago. He doesn't jump as well as he used to, and sometimes seems to forget why he entered a room, but overall he's in remarkably good health for a cat of his age.

P.S. Yes, it is quite common for the cats to command more of the bed than we humans are allowed.... :smile:

Edit: Oh, I just realized... You can't really see him (except for a tiny bit of his collar reflecting the flash), but Mars is sleeping in the chair at the foot of the bed.

Uncwilly 2017-11-01 20:56

[QUOTE=chalsall;470771]Deimos found us when he needed medical attention; he had somehow gotten into some caustic material, and had fifty percent of his body chemically burnt.[/QUOTE]Many animals show an understanding that people can do things that are needful. They will seek help for injuries when another animal or person is trapped, etc. Even some wild animals will approach humans for assistance. It is an amazing thing to see happen.

kladner 2017-11-01 22:00

[QUOTE=rogue;470629]This is our current cat, Dinky. When in the right mood, he loves belly rubs. He also loves my laptop, which is nice and warm while searching for primes.[/QUOTE]
He has beautiful markings!

rogue 2017-11-02 01:16

[QUOTE=kladner;470792]He has beautiful markings![/QUOTE]

That's what I thought when I first saw him on the rescue website. He is a Bengal, probably second or third generation, but I don't have paperwork.

Last night we found a mouse in our house. Dinky likes to chase toys, so I introduced him to the mouse. The mouse scurried around and Dinky chased a little, but he didn't really play with the mouse. I don't think he knew what to do with it. I eventually killed the mouse and tossed it outside.

Spherical Cow 2017-11-02 23:41

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Speaking of markings- this is our other cat, Kami. I've always liked the very sharp contact between the black, left half of her face and the orange/tabby right side. Looks like it was drawn with a very fine tipped pen.

Norm

rogue 2017-11-03 02:52

[QUOTE=Spherical Cow;470861]Speaking of markings- this is our other cat, Kami. I've always liked the very sharp contact between the black, left half of her face and the orange/tabby right side. Looks like it was drawn with a very fine tipped pen.

Norm[/QUOTE]

Your description made me think immediately of the Star Trek episode "Let That be Your Last Battlefield". I wasn't disappointed when I saw the picture. Is she a tortoise shell mix?

kladner 2017-11-03 03:37

[QUOTE=Spherical Cow;470861]Speaking of markings- this is our other cat, Kami. I've always liked the very sharp contact between the black, left half of her face and the orange/tabby right side. Looks like it was drawn with a very fine tipped pen.

Norm[/QUOTE]
She looks really striking.

VictordeHolland 2017-11-03 11:07

Gizmo
 
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May I present my furry friend:

Gizmo, king of couch and tumble dryer, captain of the vermin termination squad, destroyer of furniture and wallpapers and belly-rub-adorer.

Purrrrrrr

Spherical Cow 2017-11-03 16:39

[QUOTE=rogue;470869]Your description made me think immediately of the Star Trek episode "Let That be Your Last Battlefield". I wasn't disappointed when I saw the picture. Is she a tortoise shell mix?[/QUOTE]

Yes, she reminds me of that episode of Star Trek as well, though I can never remember the name of the episode. Thanks to you, I'll be able to track it down now. She's definitely a mix of tortoise shell and other unknowns. She was the "runt" of the litter of a pregnant stray that some friends took in. As I remember, she didn't look much like her siblings, either.

Norm

chalsall 2017-11-03 17:13

[QUOTE=Spherical Cow;470950]As I remember, she didn't look much like her siblings, either.[/QUOTE]

Cats will often have kittens from different fathers in the same litter. Interestingly, humans can also do this, although it's much rarer.

Xyzzy 2017-11-06 15:41

[QUOTE=chalsall;470952]Cats will often have kittens from different fathers in the same litter. Interestingly, humans can also do this, although it's much rarer.[/QUOTE]Humans can have kittens?

:confused:

chalsall 2017-11-06 16:42

[QUOTE=Xyzzy;471167]Humans can have kittens?[/QUOTE]

Of course! Just suggest to your SWMBO that you understand physics better than she does, and observe what happens.... :wink:

xilman 2017-11-06 17:28

[QUOTE=Xyzzy;471167]Humans can have kittens?

:confused:[/QUOTE]Interesting point. Figuratively, of course, they do all the time.

Xenospecies embryo transplants have become commonplace in recent decades. Whether a woman can give birth to live kittens following an embryo transfer has not yet been tested. I truly don't know how likely an experiment is to be successful.

kladner 2017-11-06 17:34

If a person can "have a cow," kittens should be easy. :razz:

rogue 2018-01-26 14:54

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The first picture is Cinnamon, a 2-year old Bengal that we have been fostering for three weeks. Apparently she found my laptop warm just like Dinky. She is adorable and since the two cats are getting along fairly well, we are likely to adopt her. Notice that she is about 5 pounds and he is about 15 pounds.

Spherical Cow 2018-02-05 15:04

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I'm really impressed she can do this, but our cat now jumps from a chair to the top of the pantry door, and somehow balances up there. It might be because the clock plays a different bird call each hour on the hour, and she's wondering where all those birds are. Or, she's just really concerned about what time it is.

Norm

LaurV 2018-02-07 13:54

Lots of thingies there in that pantry... I would be interested to rent it... :razz:

rogue 2018-02-07 14:34

[QUOTE=rogue;478436]The first picture is Cinnamon, a 2-year old Bengal that we have been fostering for three weeks. Apparently she found my laptop warm just like Dinky. She is adorable and since the two cats are getting along fairly well, we are likely to adopt her. Notice that she is about 5 pounds and he is about 15 pounds.[/QUOTE]

We decided to let her be adopted by another family, which happened last Friday. Dinky would chase and attack her once or twice a day. I'm not certain what triggered that aggression, but we feared for her safely.

ewmayer 2018-02-19 22:41

[url]https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/964834644670799872.html?refreshed=yes[/url]

The cat ink-prints running across the medieval manuscript are hilarious.

chalsall 2018-02-23 18:07

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My kittens often help me with my work.

Attached are two pictures. The first is of Decafe and Riley helping me code in Purrrrl. The second is of Riley testing a keyboard for me... :smile:

rogue 2018-09-20 17:28

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This is Chelsea, our newest foster. We just picked her up on Tuesday.

ET_ 2018-09-20 20:08

[QUOTE=rogue;496453]This is Chelsea, our newest foster. We just picked her up on Tuesday.[/QUOTE]

Meow :smile:

Uncwilly 2018-09-20 20:58

[QUOTE=rogue;496453]This is Chelsea, our newest foster. We just picked her up on Tuesday.[/QUOTE]Camo much?

chalsall 2018-09-21 00:16

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;496469]Camo much?[/QUOTE]

That would be illegal in Barbados (I'm not joking. Well, yeah, I am. But wearing camouflage in Barbados is only allowed for military personnel, and only while on duty).

Purrrrrr.... :tu:

rogue 2018-09-21 13:33

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;496469]Camo much?[/QUOTE]

I believe the correct term is "catoflague".

Dr Sardonicus 2018-09-22 00:18

[QUOTE=Spherical Cow;479333]I'm really impressed she can do this, but our cat now jumps from a chair to the top of the pantry door, and somehow balances up there. It might be because the clock plays a different bird call each hour on the hour, and she's wondering where all those birds are. Or, she's just really concerned about what time it is.

Norm[/QUOTE]Looks like it's about ten minutes to mourning-dove o'clock...

rogue 2019-07-14 22:26

Ziggy, the bengal we have been fostering since November, has been adopted. She is a super-friendly cat who loves to be picked up and enjoys a warm lap for a nap. Since she is in the early stages of renal failure, we didn't know if anyone was willing to take her and handle the medical conditions considering nobody knows how much time she has left. From what we have heard, she is very happy at her new home and the adopter got attached to her quickly.

Interestingly two days later another foster opportunity came up. This bengal was a stray with no name, so we will call him Squeaky as he has a squeaky voice. He was a house cat as he is front-paw declawed. We're uncertain how long he was on the streets, but I'm guessing a few weeks in the minimum as he is pretty thin and has lost a lot of hair on his chest and front legs. We suspect that he has feline leukemia, which would be unfortunate. As soon as we brought him home he was talking to us and looking for a lap. He gives lots of kitty-kisses. If he has leukemia then he won't be adoptable. As it is very contagious, he hasn't been introduced to our resident bengal Dinky. The rescue agency will require us to put Squeaky down. The sad thing about that is that he is very mellow (compared to other bengals) and would probably do better with Dinky than any of the other fosters we have had in the past two years.

rogue 2019-08-21 20:12

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In the last month we have brought three more Bengals into our house for fostering. The one on the right is Apollo. He was a stray. We didn't know his real name, but my boys wanted the name Apollo in reference to the Moon landing in 1969 as we picked him about on the 50th anniversary of it. They overrode my desire to call him Hermes, after the Greek god who had sandals with wings. Not a bad name for a cat that likes to jump up to high surfaces. He is about 10 and deaf. He spends most of his time in our bedroom, but we are trying to acclimate the resident cat to him. We might adopt him.

The other two are Timmy (in the cat-TV) and Tommy (meowing for attention), who are brothers. This is the second time they have been fostered this year as the previous adopter let them out and didn't want them back. Timmy is a snuggler who enjoys warm laps for a nap. Tommy won't snuggle as much as Timmy, but he will stand in front of you meowing hoping for a face rub. Both cats are lean, but you can feel their muscles when you pick them up. I wouldn't be shocked if they could jump 6 feet or more vertically. We can't see any issues with them, so we don't know why the previous adopter let them doesn't want them back. My wife wants to keep them as well, but that isn't likely to happen.

kladner 2019-08-21 21:00

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;496469]Camo much?[/QUOTE]
I had to study to find the cat.

Dr Sardonicus 2019-08-23 15:13

In Memoriam, Samisen
 
When dinosaurs ruled the earth, and I was in grade school, my parents got my younger sister a cat, something she wanted very much. It was a "seal point" Siamese, that sometimes went cross-eyed. It got the name Samisen (A Japanese musical instrument), apparently because Siamese cats have such "musical" voices. We invariably called him "Sami" (rhymes with "Tommy"). In subsequent years, scenes in TV programs with mooing cows would sometimes prompt remarks like, "Sounds like a herd of Siamese cats."

Sami proved to have a quite remarkable temperament and "personality."

He would, for example, flop on his back and allow us to take his front paws in one hand, his rear paws in the other, and raise him up, hanging upside-down like "a two-toed sloth," placidly looking around until being lowered gently to the floor.

He also enjoyed being made dizzy. This was accomplished by cradling him in our arms and whirling 'round and 'round. We did this many times. He never made the slightest effort to resist or escape. When he was put back on the floor, he would stagger around, eyes hopelessly crossed.

He figured out -- somehow -- when we were about to return from school, and, shortly before, would come and wait near the door. Other times, if one of us came in while he was at the other end of the house, he would run to greet us. We marveled at how thunderous a house cat could be at full gallop.

One time my sister was called away while cleaning the litter tray. She had gotten the tray cleaned out but hadn't yet refilled it. During this time, Sami had to "go." He backed into the bag with the old litter, and did his business there!

He also helped Mom with her sewing, which she did in a room with a linoleum floor, on which she laid out sewing patterns. Sami figured out that it was great fun to get on the empty chair, and then jump onto a pattern, which would go sliding across the floor.

Dad often expressed distaste for cats, saying things like "Kill the cat!" or suggesting sticking a needle in Sami's skull "to stimulate his pleasure center." There was one thing Sami did that genuinely worried him. Sami had a habit of running alongside you, and then flopping over right in front of you. Dad had a great deal of trouble moving due to neurological problems, and this behavior presented a real risk of causing him to fall.

But, his actions belied his words. On a hot summer day soon after Sami arrived, Dad was sitting bare chested, calmly musing as Sami nibbled on his armpit hairs.

One time, my sister, unnoticed, observed Dad grasping one side of an interior doorway, and, with great difficulty, bending down and scratching Sami's head. The next time Dad made some remark like "Kill the cat," she let him know what she had seen. He made the weak rejoinder, "I was trying to strangle him."

Dad also contrived an excellent scratching post -- purely to save the furniture, of course -- a long 1x4 (or was it a 1x6?) wrapped in several layers of burlap, screwed into the molding around that same interior doorway. At the top of the doorway was set a shelf, supported by the top molding and a couple of other added pieces of wood. This revealed more of Sami's character. He liked to climb the post and look down, vulturelike, from his perch on the shelf. But he also would carry stuff up there -- often wads of paper, which he would then drop onto anyone passing below. Game on! You threw the wad of paper back up, he would bat it back down with his paws, sometimes after it landed on the shelf, sometimes right out of the air.

One morning, Mom said the sink stopper was missing. This was one of those stainless steel things with a disk of rubber, and solidly built. It had been there the evening before, when the dishes were washed after supper. We were mystified as to how it could have disappeared overnight. The mystery was finally solved when the stopper was discovered on the shelf at the top of the scratching post! I don't remember whether we looked there simply because we'd run out of other places to look, or if Sami was up there and moved the thing, and someone heard it. In any case, we were all glad he hadn't dropped [i]that[/i] on someone's head! The fact that he had been able to get the thing out of the sink, jump down to the floor (apparently without dropping it, which would have made a fair bit of noise), and carry it up to his perch amazed us. The stopper went missing one other time, but of course that time we knew right where to look.

Sami did not grow old. We often let him roam outside, and this proved to be his undoing. One day he became quite ill, and we took him to the vet. Bad news. He had been poisoned (the symptoms suggested he might have eaten some slug bait), and within a day or two, he was gone.

xilman 2019-08-23 15:45

[QUOTE=Dr Sardonicus;524370]He also helped Mom with her sewing, which she did in a room with a linoleum floor, on which she laid out sewing patterns. Sami figured out that it was great fun to get on the empty chair, and then jump onto a pattern, which would go sliding across the floor.[/QUOTE]We had a cat whcih enjoyed carpet-surfing as we called it. We would put a sheet of newspaper on the carpet; he would then take a run-up, leap aboard and slide.

Another cat could be used as a floor-cleaner. Place a hand on his belly and scrub the floor with the cat.

ewmayer 2019-08-23 18:58

[QUOTE=Dr Sardonicus;524370]When dinosaurs ruled the earth, and I was in grade school, my parents got my younger sister a cat, something she wanted very much. It was a "seal point" Siamese, that sometimes went cross-eyed. It got the name Samisen (A Japanese musical instrument)[/QUOTE]

'Samisen' is also 1 letter off from being an anagram of 'Siamese'. And by way of further wordplay...

[QUOTE=rogue;496521]I believe the correct term is "catoflague".[/QUOTE]

'Cameowflage'.

rogue 2019-08-23 20:21

[QUOTE=ewmayer;524393]'Cameowflage'.[/QUOTE]

:rofl:

rogue 2020-05-14 02:38

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[QUOTE=rogue;470629]This is our current cat, Dinky. When in the right mood, he loves belly rubs. He also loves my laptop, which is nice and warm while searching for primes.[/QUOTE]

It is with sadness that Dinky, affectionately called Dinkster or Dinkerdoodle, had to be put down today. He had growths in both lungs which were impairing his ability to breath. This had been doing on for months and at his previous vet visit, was given a prognosis of less than a month. He went downhill quickly over the past few days so with heavy hearts we made the decision to end his suffering.

Apollo, the foster we picked up in July of 2019, was adopted earlier this year. Unfortunately Apollo was deaf, but by all appearances he found a good home.

Timmy and Tommy have been with us since last year with no interest from anyone in adopting them. Now that Dinky is no longer with us, we have made our home their furever home. They now have all of the house to themselves and are no longer relegated to the basement (which has a rec room) at night. Tonight will be their first night upstairs and I'm guessing that they will spend the night in my bedroom and probably on my bed as both are very attached to me.

Here is an image of them together.

kladner 2020-09-21 22:30

A friend's dog Maya
 
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He says she's a Golden Doodle. She loves water. She's about 10 months old. I have only seen pictures, but she seems to be really engaging and lively, as you might expect. She gets lots of stimuli from her keeper. :smile:

chalsall 2020-09-21 22:47

I see your increadibly cute image...
 
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Phobos likes to help me with project management...

petrw1 2020-09-21 23:12

[QUOTE=kladner;557503]He says she's a Golden Doodle. She loves water. She's about 10 months old. I have only seen pictures, but she seems to be really engaging and lively.[/QUOTE]

We have the same Dog pose

kladner 2020-09-21 23:57

[QUOTE=chalsall;557504]Phobos likes to help me with project management...[/QUOTE]:lol:
[QUOTE=petrw1;557505]We have the same Dog pose[/QUOTE]:rofl:

storm5510 2020-09-22 14:50

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[QUOTE=chalsall;557504]Phobos likes to help me with project management...[/QUOTE]

I have one nearly identical. He gets on my desk, as the image shows, directly in front of my monitor. Once there, he doesn't want to move, or be moved. Trying to push him to one side or the other is like trying to push a cinder-block. No deal. :smile:

Viliam Furik 2020-09-22 15:06

[QUOTE=storm5510;557564]I have one nearly identical. He gets on my desk, as the image shows, directly in front of my monitor. Once there, he doesn't want to move, or be moved. Trying to push him to one side or the other is like trying to push a cinder-block. No deal. :smile:[/QUOTE]

Put some your monitor on a stand so that it is higher :wink:

storm5510 2020-09-22 16:09

[QUOTE=Viliam Furik;557565]Put some your monitor on a stand so that it is higher :wink:[/QUOTE]

He doesn't always sit crouched like this. If he sits with his head in the air, then he pretty much covers everything. This is when he gets picked up, with major disapproval, and put on the floor.

rogue 2020-09-22 16:45

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One of my cats (Tommy) has a reputation of jumping on my lap during MS Teams meetings and making himself heard. I have to be muted most of the time because he is so vocal. He has quite the reputation with my co-workers.

chalsall 2020-09-24 01:04

[QUOTE=storm5510;557564]I have one nearly identical. He gets on my desk, as the image shows, directly in front of my monitor.[/QUOTE]

Awww... What's his name?

But... Only one kitten? :smile:

Perhaps almost as important, only one monitor (seriously)? :wink:

VBCurtis 2020-09-24 02:44

[QUOTE=chalsall;557706]Perhaps almost as important, only one monitor (seriously)? :wink:[/QUOTE]

This!

storm5510 2020-09-24 13:59

[QUOTE=chalsall;557706]Awww... What's his name?

But... Only one kitten? :smile:

Perhaps almost as important, only one monitor (seriously)? :wink:[/QUOTE]

Levi. That's what the shelter had named him when he was brought in. I decided to keep it. I've had him since January of 2009, so he's an old-timer. He's never liked other cats, so I don't force the issue. I have a big set of patio doors in the back with a concrete slab outside. He considers that slab as his territory. If another cat gets on this, Levi is right at the window to greet, tail as big around as my forearm. That just don't fly with him. :grin:

Monitors, I have four, but not more than one each on three machines. The fourth is a boat-anchor glass CRT I keep as an emergency spare. :missingteeth:

xilman 2020-09-24 17:16

A youg ginger tomcat, probably about 9 months old, has taken to visiting us here in La Palma recently. He is in very good condition and is clearly a pet, almost certainly of the kids at the farmhouse nearby.

Suggestions are welcome as to why we have taken to call him "Orange Cake". Ernst should have no trouble with this one.

Nick 2020-09-24 18:03

[QUOTE=xilman;557770]Suggestions are welcome as to why we have taken to call him "Orange Cake". Ernst should have no trouble with this one.[/QUOTE]
[SPOILER]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tompouce[/SPOILER]

But yes, we look forward to Ernst's version!

xilman 2020-09-24 20:03

[QUOTE=Nick;557779][SPOILER]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tompouce[/SPOILER]

But yes, we look forward to Ernst's version![/QUOTE]Nope.

chalsall 2020-09-24 23:47

[QUOTE=xilman;557770]Suggestions are welcome as to why we have taken to call him "Orange Cake".[/QUOTE]

I said to Linda many years ago about my thinking that we can't adopt any more Ginger Cats because we already have Mars, Phobos, and Deimos.

"No problem," she said without skipping a beat, "we'll just call the next one Rover... :smile:

kriesel 2020-09-24 23:57

[QUOTE=chalsall;557802]I said to Linda many years ago about my thinking that we can't adopt any more Ginger Cats because we already have Mars, Phobos, and Deimos.

"No problem"[/QUOTE]For the next small star of the household: [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_red_dwarfs[/url]

storm5510 2020-09-25 00:17

[QUOTE=chalsall;557802]I said to Linda many years ago about my thinking that we can't adopt any more Ginger Cats because we already have Mars, Phobos, and Deimos.

"No problem," she said without skipping a beat, "we'll just call the next one Rover... :smile:[/QUOTE]

Don't feel bad. My sister has seven (7) cats in her house. In her case, it is sort of strange because she is a registered nurse at the local hospital. She must buy litter by the barrel. I walk into her house, there is no hint that there are this many. I struggle with one, at times. I have a photo of four of them in a group. I will see if I can find it.

storm5510 2020-09-25 00:43

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I was mistaken. Three admiring my dirty laundry basket. My sister used to wash them for me when I was working. The other photo, "Buddy." He belongs to my son.

Dr Sardonicus 2020-09-25 01:04

[QUOTE=chalsall;557802]I said to Linda many years ago about my thinking that we can't adopt any more Ginger Cats because we already have Mars, Phobos, and Deimos.

"No problem," she said without skipping a beat, "we'll just call the next one Rover... :smile:[/QUOTE]When I was very young, we had a cat, likely a "ginger" (the current photos of "ginger cats" match my hazy recollection). My parents had named him Rover. When I mentioned we had a cat named Rover, it puzzled my classmates, who insisted that Rover was a [i]dog's[/i] name.

Xyzzy 2020-09-25 13:31

[QUOTE=storm5510;557805]My sister has seven (7) cats in her house. In her case, it is sort of strange because she is a registered nurse at the local hospital. She must buy litter by the barrel. I walk into her house, there is no hint that there are this many.[/QUOTE]At one point maybe 25 years ago we had 13 cats. Our vet used to make house calls because the logistics of transporting that many cats is ridiculous. You would never have known we had that many because we kept everything super clean. Our small condo had a two cat limit so we had to be very careful.

The group dynamic of 13 cats is really complex. Especially at feeding time! We used to buy canned mackerel for them. It came in a huge can and it was (then) kinda cheap. We bought "Meow Mix" in huge 50# bags. Good times!

rogue 2020-09-25 14:58

[QUOTE=Xyzzy;557840]13 cats![/QUOTE] :max:

We have 4 now (2 of which are fosters) and they are a handful. Our two love to go for walks outside (on a leash). One of ours though is having litter box issues and one of the fosters is also having litter box issues. Ugh!

MattcAnderson 2020-09-27 13:19

My dog
 
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My dog's name is Annabelle. She was born in 2013 so that makes her 7 in human years, and 49 in dog years. She is half pit-bull and half mix. We like to go to the dog park.

Cheers,
Matt

PhilF 2020-09-27 14:04

[QUOTE=MattcAnderson;558015]My dog's name is Annabelle. She was born in 2013 so that makes her 7 in human years, and 49 in dog years. She is half pit-bull and half mix. We like to go to the dog park.

Cheers,
Matt[/QUOTE]

I submit Annabelle isn't 49:

[url]https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/new-trick-to-calculate-your-old-dogs-age/#:~:text=The%20way%20to%20calculate%20your,ln'%20means%20the%20natural%20log[/url].

retina 2020-09-27 14:15

[QUOTE=PhilF;558017]I submit Annabelle isn't 49:

[url]https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/new-trick-to-calculate-your-old-dogs-age/#:~:text=The%20way%20to%20calculate%20your,ln'%20means%20the%20natural%20log[/url].[/QUOTE][quote=sciencefocus]age in human years = 16 * ln(age in dog years) + 31[/quote]Something isn't right.

At the moment of birth the dog's age is undefined. A moment later the dog's age is approximately -∞. After 100 years the dog's age is ~104. :no:

PhilF 2020-09-27 14:20

[QUOTE=retina;558019]Something isn't right.

At the moment of birth the dog's age is undefined. A moment later the dog's age is approximately -∞. After 100 years the dog's age is ~104. :no:[/QUOTE]

Actually, I was taught something like this is more accurate than the 7 years per 1 human year. It is 10.5 years per year for the first 2 years, then 4 years per human year after that:

[url]https://www.onlineconversion.com/dogyears.htm[/url]

Dr Sardonicus 2020-09-27 14:22

[QUOTE=MattcAnderson;558015]My dog's name is Annabelle. She was born in 2013 so that makes her 7 in human years, and 49 in dog years. She is half pit-bull and half mix. We like to go to the dog park.
<snip>[/QUOTE]Annabelle seems to be paying close attention to what the photographer is doing.

FWIW I ran across what appears to be a better comparison between dog age and human age:

1) The first year of a dog's life is roughly equivalent to the first 21 years of a human's life.

2) Each succeeding year of a dog's life is roughly equivalent to 4 years of a human's life.

The first part of the formula reflects the fact that most dogs reach maturity in their first year of life (though some large breeds take two years). The 4-year equivalent for succeeding years makes the stages in a dog's life match stages in a human life reasonably well.

Obviously, the 7-year formula doesn't work too well for young dogs. For dogs around 5 or 6 years, the two formulas aren't far apart (they coincide at 5 years 8 months).

In your case, 7*7 = 49, 21 + 4*6 = 21 + 24 = 45. Early middle age.

The formula above seems better for old dogs.

The oldest dog I ever saw was a school friend's dog, a medium-sized black short haired dog named Patty, which I first met when my friend and I were in grade school.

Quite a few years after high school, I was visiting my friend when the most ancient-looking dog I ever saw came creaking into the room. It was, or had been black, but now with a lot of salt in that pepper. Its muzzle was completely white. Openmouthed, I asked, "Is that [i]Patty?[/i]" It was. I asked, "How [i]old[/i] is she? She was 21 years old. She had gone blind and almost deaf. By the seven-years formula that would be 147 years, which is well beyond any documented human longevity. By the other formula, it works out to 21 + 76 = 97 years, which seems about right.

xilman 2020-09-27 16:27

[QUOTE=Dr Sardonicus;558021]Obviously, the 7-year formula doesn't work too well for young dogs. For dogs around 5 or 6 years, the two formulas aren't far apart (they coincide at 5 years 8 months).[/QUOTE]It doesn't work well for dogs of different sizes either. Big dogs tend to age significantly faster than small dogs.

Non-linearity is evident in the physiological ages of cats too, when measured against a human lifespan defined to be linear.

Our oldest cat, Brni, died at the age of 19 years, 5 months. That is roughly equivalent to 95 in human terms. Extreme ranges for the two species are roughly 25 and 120 respectively. Puberty, OTOH, occurs at perhaps 0.8 and 12 years respectively. The former is a multiplicative factor of roughly 5; the latter of 15.

storm5510 2020-09-27 18:22

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My sister had a black cat which lived to be 21 years old and a ginger which made it to 17. She has one now, in poor health, which she figures to be a minimum of 15. I had a calico which passed at 14. Current cat Levi is getting close to 12. He still has all of his teeth. He eats well and drinks a lot of water. He gets energy spurts where he will sail around in here like crazy. I won't worry about him too much as long as this pattern continues. :cat: :grin:

MattcAnderson 2020-09-29 01:51

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Okay, so I learned something. Somewhere along the line I was told that to calculate "dog years" you multiply the age of the dog in calendar years by seven. There are other ways of calculating it.

My dog has wisdom whiskers. She has some white fur around her mouth. This is a sign of old age.

That is all.

Matt

storm5510 2020-12-06 15:11

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He is 12 years old now, give or take a week. I adopted him in late January of 2009, so this should be pretty close. I thought December 6 would be a good day because it is Saint Nicholas Day. :smile:

Batalov 2021-01-05 01:52

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Today, our cat has shuffled off his mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.
He'd had a good life, he was nearly 15, and was struggling with cancer for the last year.
Rest in piece, Кот ('The Cat').

Uncwilly 2021-01-05 02:41

Amazing picture with the lighting and background.

EdH 2021-01-05 15:29

[QUOTE=Batalov;568423]Today, our cat has shuffled off his mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.
He'd had a good life, he was nearly 15, and was struggling with cancer for the last year.
Rest in piece, Кот ('The Cat').[/QUOTE]
My heartfelt condolences! All of ours are now gone for quite some time, the last one of Cancer. We are still missing them.

rogue 2021-01-05 16:19

[QUOTE=Batalov;568423]Today, our cat has shuffled off his mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.
He'd had a good life, he was nearly 15, and was struggling with cancer for the last year.
Rest in piece, Кот ('The Cat').[/QUOTE]

My condolences. It is never easy to lose a pet, especially the ones that you are attached to (or are attached to you).

Time for another cat (or two). :ross::ross:

Batalov 2021-01-05 18:05

Thank you all!
[QUOTE=rogue;568485]Time for another cat (or two). :ross::ross:[/QUOTE]
True!

xilman 2021-01-05 18:15

Over in La Palma we have sort-of adopted two cats from the neighbouring farm.

We call them "Cake" and "Torte".

Why is left as an exercise for the reader.

pinhodecarlos 2021-01-05 18:24

When I was younger our cat decided to fly from the 5th floor, my parents mistake on having it on the flat. Now they have a couple from my sister but built a cage around the balcony. These cats came from Africa and not used to the Portuguese winter. Will try to find some pictures for you guys.

Dr Sardonicus 2021-01-05 19:44

[QUOTE=Batalov;568423]Today, our cat has shuffled off his mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.
He'd had a good life, he was nearly 15, and was struggling with cancer for the last year.
Rest in piece, Кот ('The Cat').[/QUOTE]
I am sure he brought you comfort while he was there.

"He'd had a good life." You can take comfort in having been able to give him that. One last bit of comfort, perhaps, from the hereafter.

kladner 2021-01-06 21:20

[QUOTE=Batalov;568423]Today, our cat has shuffled off his mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.
He'd had a good life, he was nearly 15, and was struggling with cancer for the last year.
Rest in piece, Кот ('The Cat').[/QUOTE]
Heartfelt sorrow for your loss.

MattcAnderson 2021-01-23 05:45

My dog, Anabel has 'wisdom whiskers' around her mouth. Hopefully, she will be around for many years to come.

Regards,
Matt

[color=red]Moved from birds thread. Just like [url=https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=558187&postcount=71]this post[/url].[/color]


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