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jphillips
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 05:41 AM UTC
What gorgeous cats!
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 02:54 AM UTC

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Hello, Everyone!

My recovery after multiple heart-attacks has been slow, but all of these "cat stories" and wonderful descriptions have been "just the thing" for me!



Petting cats is known to reduce blood pressure, so I prescribe intensive sessions of cat therapy.

Of course, owning cats is known to be a cause of increased blood pressure, so I recommend that you stop paying attention to the nonsense kitty gets up to and concentrate on the purring.
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 01:31 AM UTC
Hello, Everyone!

My recovery after multiple heart-attacks has been slow, but all of these "cat stories" and wonderful descriptions have been "just the thing" for me!

Sorry, no photos of my two- I haven't got a digital camera with a USB port with which to upload anything. My "El-Cheapo" cellphone takes horrible pictures, so someday maybe, I'll get around to buying a halfway decent camera...

Thanks Again,

VR, Dennis
2002hummer
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 - 12:45 PM UTC

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A floof! Does he help with the dusting? You probably have to worry about static electricity buildup whenever he does the strop across the legs bit.



The static electricity is not a problem, it is the litre of cat hair that he leaves behind. It seems we can make a second cat every third day with the hair he leaves behind.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 - 09:03 AM UTC
A floof! Does he help with the dusting? You probably have to worry about static electricity buildup whenever he does the strop across the legs bit.
2002hummer
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 - 06:00 AM UTC
Mine is not new but he likes to clean the work table among other places.
Scarred
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 08:32 PM UTC
And now I have a puppy. Just for the night tho. She belongs to my niece who gave me the kitten back in August. She got a pure bred german shepard for christmas and asked me to dog sit for the night. She's a sweet little pup right now but her paws are HUGE and her ears are as big as her face. She's gonna be a big dog this time next year. BIG dog.
steviecee
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 02:33 PM UTC
I keep my cat inside as a matter of course but especially since last spring when I saw a red tail hawk pick off a black and white neighborhood cat
Kevlar06
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 10:25 AM UTC
We should strive to keep domestic animals away from wildlife at all costs. And make sure inoculations are up to date. There’s stuff in the “wild” you don't want your pets to get. Most of us are aware of Toxoplasmosis in cats (primarily from birds), but “Raccoon Roundworm” is probably the worst— it’s a zoonotic,(parasite) and not really a “worm” in the normal sense but a microscopic animal that has no effect on Raccoons, but is distributed through berries and seeds passed in their feces, which are then eaten by squirrels and rats which are then eaten by cats (or dogs), and has been known to be transferred to humans, although rarely. There is no cure for it, it affects the brain and results in loss of balance, brain swelling, and eventual death of the animal— animals suffering from this generally appear disoriented or “drunk” making them easy prey. I watch my dogs “like a hawk” when they’re in the yard to keep them from getting any “disoriented” or dead animals like squirrels. Not a modeling topic I know, but since we’re on the subject, I thought I’d share....
VR, Russ
M4A1Sherman
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New York, United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 06:25 AM UTC
HI, ALL!

We have coyotes (despicable creatures that they are) in my neck of the woods, too! That's why ALL of my cats have always been kept STRICTLY INDOORS. Those damned coyotes will think nothing of attacking animals several times their size, and eat them alive... 'Nuff said...
Scarred
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 05:00 AM UTC

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You “cat people” haven’t cornered the market on cuteness though. I have a dog that begs for hours like a prairie dog. And will play fetch or keep away with a tennis ball till they drop over. And if I drop anything on the floor while making a sandwich, I don’t need to worry about cleaning it up! Plus they don’t have any interest in jumping on my workbench while I’m the middle of rigging a 1/72 SPAD! My neighbors all have cats, but they are always posting “missing cat” signs— I keep telling them the Coyotes know where their cats are. I know that’s a bit harsh, but I grew up only with indoor cats, and cats left outdoors usually have shorter lifespans. Take care of them.
VR, Russ



Ours are indoors for that very reason. Coyotes are thicker up here than bugs on a bumper. I had them in my front yard last night and every night for the past several weeks you can hear them in the various H.S. sports fields. If I lived anywhere else up here I'd be making a dent in the population with a shotgun but I live in city limits now within a couple hundred meters of the local grade school and Jr/Sr high. They frown on gun fire near those types of institutions.
Kevlar06
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 04:48 AM UTC
You “cat people” haven’t cornered the market on cuteness though. I have a dog that begs for hours like a prairie dog. And will play fetch or keep away with a tennis ball till they drop over. And if I drop anything on the floor while making a sandwich, I don’t need to worry about cleaning it up! Plus they don’t have any interest in jumping on my workbench while I’m the middle of rigging a 1/72 SPAD! My neighbors all have cats, but they are always posting “missing cat” signs— I keep telling them the Coyotes know where their cats are. I know that’s a bit harsh, but I grew up only with indoor cats, and cats left outdoors usually have shorter lifespans. Take care of them.
VR, Russ
Redhand
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 01:36 AM UTC
Those are wonderful kitties, Darren! The photos show them off beautifully. Such personalities.
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 09:33 PM UTC
Hi, Darren!

My GOODNESS!!! How do you manage them all..?

VR, Dennis
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 09:30 PM UTC
HOLY CATS, Patrick!!!

Sounds like you have your hands full!!! If I didn't keep my workshop locked, my two "GANGSTERS" would wreak havoc!!! I love 'em both!

VR, Dennis
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 09:24 PM UTC
Hi, Brian!

"Speaker of the House"!!! THAT'S FUNNY!!!

My two, Bunnie and Babie, are great "conversationalists", as well!!!

VR, Dennis
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 09:21 PM UTC
Hi, Tim!

That photo is hilarious, with your cat "sacked-out" in your REVELL USS Olympia box!!!

VR, Dennis
Redhand
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 02:13 PM UTC
Absolutely charming! A beautiful cat!

Here's Earl, who of the four we have, chose me as his BFF for the last 12 years. My bedspread is his natural habitat, and he's such a talker my wife and I call him "The Speaker of the House."

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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 01:16 PM UTC
Hi Jessie,

Welcome, Empress! What a beauty! I really miss my cats. But family is very allergic to them. Thanks Jessica for starting this cat trap, and to the rest of you for posting. Here's Willy (not named for Messerschmitt) inspecting my ME 262.

Scarred
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 06:42 AM UTC
Last August my niece brought me a kitten with markings a lot like your new buddy. She was barely 3 weeks old, the mother killed by coyotes. Now she runs the house, has the two old toms under her control and is into everything. She has figured out how to turn on light switches, if she can reach them, she has figured out how to turn on the phones, computers and my tablet. If I'm in the tool room working on the bench she is watching everything I do her little head following every move. When I'm on my model bench she's into everything. It takes about an hour for her to get bored and leave me alone to build in peace. I've had to modify my desk a bit because of her. All my sharp tools are now put into a drawer so she can't hurt someone with them. She is a monster. And that is her name. If she had thumbs I'd have to hide my truck keys, firearms and matches.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 06:12 AM UTC

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Hi Jessie and Empress

Black and white American short hairs rule (at least mine thinks so!)




The cat trap is working

Thank you all for your replies and the pictures of your helpers. We need threads like these to help with the stress and uncertainty of life.
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 05:49 AM UTC
Jessie and you think you have issues. A night with this lot and catnip leaves your legs looking like Freddie Kruger is the next door neighbour.



bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 01:52 AM UTC
Hi Jessie. she is beautiful!! although she looks a lot younger that 10. i have a furry helper too-Lizzie. i had two until recently when i lost my best friend of 17 years- Johnny, aka-Johnny Reb. he was named after the confederate soldiers nickname since i found him as a stray kitten in Richmond Virgina. lizzie i found as a stray one night coming out from dinner one night in Elizabeth NJ, hence the name lizzie. neither gave me a problem of "close inspection" of my work like Tim there but they did keep my basement work area clear of mice for me. mine are/were both tiger pattern grey/blk short hair ASHT. always wanted an all grey one though. she's a cutie and i am sure she will take good care of you-lol enjoy joe