Roommate's cat, he snores and is a overweight, but he's pretty old so we put up with it. I'm surprised I got him to sit by me for this picture, he normally stays on a black desk chair in my room all day.
>>2009332 You and me both, man. I live for this little rascal and seriously can't imagine life going on for very long without him. I was there when he plopped out well over a decade ago and I'll be damned if he kicks the bucket in my absence.
At least he won't outlive me and be left alone with some adopted "caretaker" who'll get annoyed when he snuggles up to the ungrateful bastard at night and won't even feed him chicken. Humans are a bunch of fucking assholes.
>>2011304 To be fair, I'd just cooked up a royal feast when I took that one, pic related. The sweet aroma of bacon, lots of butter, chicken, angus and cheese were oozing out of the kitchen and my little baby knows exactly how to get a serving. Usually he looks mildly pissed or spends his old-timey ass sleeping.
>>2011458 Thanks, it's really hard to get a good photo of her as her coat is very dark and she doesn't sit still for long, also we only have a few hours of good daylight now. I don't like using the flash when taking pictures of animals, so most of the photos end up blurry (as you can see). Anyway, here she is with my 15 year old cat.
>>2005291 >tfw no cat >tfw two German shepherds >tfw can't get cats because I used to work as a night guard with the dogs and one of them has become a bit unstable and aggressive >tfw it's at the point where I don't want to risk it He's normally fine, but he's got that instinct of chasing and biting from when we worked. I've tried to "repurpose" him, but I think he's become set. Pls post more cats to cheer me up?
>>2013128 No shit tabby is just a pattern. I refuse to say "domestic shorthair" like a cat breed autist because everyone knows what a tabby cat is. The siamese shows in kitten's cinnamon coat and his dark points. Regardless I'm not trying to pass him off as anything more than a feral / stray rescue off the street.
The father is at least half siamese or other Asian breed; I see him roaming my neighborhood regularly and kitten was born in my back yard. Pic related is how he came to live with me.
>>2013161 >No shit tabby is just a pattern. then why did you describe your cat as a tabby mix? >I refuse to say "domestic shorthair" like a cat breed autist because everyone knows what a tabby cat is. You sound even more stupid calling your cat a Siamese mix. >The siamese shows in kitten's cinnamon coat and his dark points. Your kitten is a seal Lynx point. It is not an uncommon color pattern in domestic short/ longhairs. >Regardless I'm not trying to pass him off as anything more than a feral / stray rescue off the street. Except you called him a Siamese mix. You didn't introduce him as your feral/ stray rescue.
Purebred cats are only 5-10% of the cats in the US. So the chance of you finding a feral Siamese mix is extremely low. Besides that the cat looks nothing like a Siamese.
>>2013161 >I refuse to say "mixed breed" like a dog breed autist because everyone knows what a grey mutt is. The wolf shows in dog's grey coat and his fluffy fur. The father is at least half wolf or coyote; I see him roaming my neighborhood regularly and I found him in the forest.
Here's my siamese/cougar hybrid. I know he's 50% cougar and 50% saimese for a fact, I bought him off craigslist and the breeder had him genetically tested. He's an outdoor cat, and we didn't neuter him so he can pass on his cool hybrid genes. We also know that vaccines cause autism, so we don't vaccinate him.
>Colorpoint Shorthairs are the first cousins of the Siamese and the Cat Fanciers' Association is the only registry that recognizes them as a standalone breed. In all other registries, they are part of the Siamese and Oriental breeds. >they are part of the Siamese and Oriental breeds.
>i refuse to be correct >my cat is not a domestic shorthair because i'm pretty sure this one cat i've seen once or twice is its father, which itself is of unknown lineage
you understand that points in cats are not by themselves markers of anything, right? there are plenty of pointed cats with no pedigree whose parents were also both cats with no pedigree.
>Regardless I'm not trying to pass him off as anything more than a feral / stray rescue off the street.
this is a disingenuous statement because while you are not trying to say your cat is pedigreed, (which would be even more retarded) you ARE trying to imply some kind of distinction between your cat and any other domestic shorthair. what you are trying to "pass off" your cat as is a "siamese-tabby cross," which we both know has no actual basis in fact.
i think you just got called out on saying something retarded and don't want to admit it.
>>2005299 8/10 Very nice. >>2005322 7/10 Fat, smug little cunt. My kinda guy. >>2005329 0/10 nigger + environmental hazard >>2005699 0/10 outside + average in general. >>2005717 9/10 Interracial gay unprotected. Post more >>2006038 0/10 special snowflake domestic shorthair >>2006088 10/10 round. very good. >>2006131 10/10 Stylish yet practical. Classic tab beauty. >>2006197 8/10 Fluffy, young, good. >>2009052 9/10 Scottish children of Jesus. Who the fuck actually pays for cats though? One point docked. >>2009306 10/10 soulful eyes, very good feet. Good >>2009332 8/10 fat and nice. >>2009365 9/10, Good eyes. dumb old white guy name for a small nigger cat, i like it. >>2009368 11/10 nice, fat, lovable. reminds me of boris the spider. >>2009540 10/10 photogenic squad photo; possibly about to drop the hottest album of 2016 >>2009556 8/10 nice splotchy friends enjoying eachother >>2009823 9/10 looks sorta like a fucked up alien >>2010920 10/10 reminds me of my old cat. nice and thick >>2010995 11/10 heavy DILF >>2011149 12/10 a big wrinkle! would pet. >>2011200 10/10 the only one i'll follow into battle >>2011210 8/10 nice and thick >>2011220 9/10 grey and very surprised. >>2011257 3/10 thinking your cat has a breed >>2011317 10/10 angry. looks like he could take me in a bar fight any day. >>2011516 7/10 fat, angry. >>2011525 8/10 fluffy and nice. >>2011584 11/10 i support them being on your furniture >>2011593 8/10 looks like she's about to cut me. >>2011618 9/10 cyber cat >>2011756 10/10 very comfy >>2011789 9/10 unique markings, very good cat >>2011813 5/10, sleepy but outside >>2011825 0/10 poor abandoned orphan child >>2012424 7/10 snuggly >>2012425 11/10 dinosaurs are good and so are they >>2012495 0/10 mongrel special snowflake >>2012526 13/10 for this brave cat facing the crushing ableism of her owner >>2012569 10/10 looks bengal >>2012687 300/10 anon, thats the best damn cat ive seen
>>2012689 10/10 wrinkles. >>2013161 0/10 special snowflake autist >>2013203 11/10 child of god >>2013251 9/10 an adopted child >>2013313 all/10 my own cat. all jest aside he truly is a sweet child of Jesus & all that is holy. he thinks that's his name now because of how often i say it
no, you are the douche who doesn't know what he's talking about. in order for a cat to be genetically of a specified breed, it must be born to parents who are also both established, pedigreed members of a specific breed. just because a short haired cat has points does not make it a siamese or a colorpoint shorthair. in order for it to be considered a breed of anything, it must have been BRED from established bloodlines. you do not take a stray off the street and try to call it a siamese because it has points.
points may or may not have originated from siamese cats, but trying to say that your cat is a siamese because the genes for the coloration at one point came from a siamese cat would be like me trying to waltz onto an indian reservation and claim membership based on my 1/128th cherokee blood.
cats obviously have much shorter lifespans -- what you are considering a "marker" for siamese/colorpoint/whatever may have been 10, 20, who knows, maybe thirty generations in the past.
tl;dr your cat is a domestic shorthair. deal with it
>>2013318 >"Point coloration in cats is a form of partial albinism resulting from a mutation in tyrosinase, an enzyme involved with melanin production. The mutated enzyme is thermolabile; it fails to work at normal body temperatures, but becomes active in cooler areas of the skin. As a result, dark pigment is limited to the coldest areas of the body, that is, the extremities. Pointed kittens are born white, since the womb is uniformly warm. As the kitten ages, the cooler areas darken while warmer areas remain cream to white in color. Points are not limited to solid colors or dark colors. It is possible to have a red (orange color) or fawn (pale warm gray) point. It is also possible to have a tortoiseshell or tabby point. This coloration is also sometimes called colorpoints."
>>2013326 >you don't understand oriental breeds or where they came from. Actually I do. I am a cat breeder and I happen to be interested in the Oriental group. There are five breeds in this group; the Oriental Shorthair, Oriental Longhair, Siamese, Balinese/Javanese, and the Colorpoint Shorthair. All of the breeds are structurally the same, but with different paint jobs. The Oriental Shorthair and Oriental Longhair are any color and pattern but the pointed pattern. These cats often come in colors and patterns that are not common in other breeds (like cinnamon and ticked tabby). The Siamese is a pointed breed that comes in seal, blue, lilac and chocolate. The Colorpoint Shorthair is also pointed, but not the traditional Siamese colors. A colorpoint shorthair can be any color that a Siamese is not (includes the tabby pattern and tortishell). The Balinese/Javanese has been rolled into one breed by some cat clubs, but for clarity I will describe them as two breeds. The Balinese is a long haired Siameae, and comes in the traditional Siamese colors. The Balinese is a longhair end Colorpoint Shorthair, meaning that it comes in the pointed pattern in every color but the traditional Siamese colors.
>my point is you're an ignorant douche trying to correct others on subjects you yourself know little or nothing about. I breed and show cats. I know quite a bit about breeding and breeds.
>In most countries color point shorthairs are correctly called "Siamese" or "Siamese mixes." They are incorrectly called that by people who assume all pointed cats are Siamese. Just because a bunch of people are wrong does not change what a Siamese is and what a pointed mutt cat is.
>the pattern originates in the Siamese breed. Any color point is literally descended from a Siamese cat. That is so untrue it's funny. The pointed pattern is common in mutt cats all over the world. And what about other breeds that happen to come in the pointed pattern? Are THEY all just Siamese mixes?
she's a ragdoll, about 7 months old now, i think around 4 or 5 at the time of that picture (i'm a terrible cat daddy and don't take that many). you'll pay more for one than some breeds, less than others. they're popular so finding a breeder should be pretty easy.
>>2013910 Wat? You posted a link about the BREED Colorpoint Shorthair. Not the color itself. Considering there are pointed examples of breeds in no way related to the Siamese, I'm not sure where you are getting this idea from?
>>2013942 >your complaint was specifically addressed in the link I posted. No, it's your interpretation of the info in the link.
>colorpoint shorthair is ANY MUTT WITH SHORT HAIR AND COLORPOINT COAT (just like the one you said isn't a Siamese mix).
That is not what your link says. >Colorpoint Shorthairs are the first cousins of the Siamese and the Cat Fanciers' Association is the only registry that recognizes them as a standalone breed. In all other registries, they are part of the Siamese and Oriental Breeds.
>It is also a Siamese mix, according to the link.
Again, you are very wrong. >Two separate schools of thought exist about the Colorpoint Shorthair: those who think that since these cats are pointed like a Siamese, they should be considered Siamese, and those who deem the Colorpoint a Siamese crossbreed. In fact these cats were initially created by crossbreeding Siamese with American Shorthairs, the same crossbreeding that created the Oriental breed of cats.
No where does it say that mutt cats with the pointed pattern are Siamese.
>what's funny is you still haven't googled a single thing I've said because you're so insistent on being right. I don't need google to see you are a moron.
>>2013957 No it does not. It explains why some cat clubs register the cats as Siamese and some do not, due to outcrossing to create the colors.
Btw; controlled, documented crosses done 40 years ago does not mean that the Colorpoint Shorthair is just a Siamese mix. It is a recognized pure breed with a standard and a dedicated club. It is not a semi feral mutt that happens to have the pointed pattern.
This is Scotty. He's also the regular style of Thai cat. He's over two years old, and came to us as he wandered into the yard. He's much bigger than Snowy, and has the longest legs I've ever seen on a cat.
>>2014881 Thank you, very cute. Would you manage to send me a photo of him on a garage or something that looks like a garage? I'm trying to find a home for a FIV-positive white cat which I thought was stray but turned out he had neglectful owners, so just to be safe and avoid any possible problems I'll use a photo of a different cat
I rescued a kitty from a tree a few months ago (I live in Asia) and wanted to get her spayed. I was told by the vet that she's too small and needs to get vaccinated and dewormed prior to the surgery.
They gave me some deworming stuff that comes in a needle-less syringe that I'm supposed to give orally for five days in a row. The vet didn't speak great English but seemed to say something about how it should be given on the "side" of the mouth, or else it might just go into her lungs. How do I go about this?
So this cat has been coming up to me in the mornings for the past week or so and I've been feeding her. Today I caught her and brought her inside because it's cold in my area. I took her to the vet who scanned her and said she had no microchip.
I don't mind taking in a new cat but I'm worried this cat has kittens somewhere and they're currently starving/freezing without their mom
Tl; dr how do I know if a cat recently had kittens?
this is jenny-puddles. shes probably around 7 months old. shes still really rambunctious though. she can be a little tyrant. flipping over her water bowl if her food dish is empty after eating only a couple hours ago. especially late at night.
she also likes to nibble a lot. like when im petting her head shell start to nibble and bite me between my thumb and index finger.
is this normal behavior for a young cat? ive had cats before when i lived with my parents but this is the first cat im 'raising' on my own so im not sure what normal behavior would be or if i should be worried/im doing something wrong.
shes a rescue btw. cute as a button most the time.
Man that pusseh looks like it's ready to murder you with its cute and death and moods.
In that regard...
>Previously, on X-Men: >Be me >Be living with a mood-swinging tricolor cat >Decide the cat needs exercise >Buy a laser pointer for cheap >Go home, cat is waiting on the front door >letbattlebejoined.mp3 >Go full-on Cyclops pointing laser at all sorts of shit >Cat is full-on Wolverine chasing all sorts of shit and knocking every single free-standing object everywhere >A moment of pause before the storm >Younger sister passes by battleground that is the living room >BEHOLD, OPTIC BLAST >Trace laser pointer from her feet up to her face >BERSERKER BARRAGE X >Sis gets a faceful of pure, unadulterated ferocity >Hyper combo gauges depleted, call it a draw >Truce formed by form of a cat snack >High-five cat, go to my room, cat follows me waiting for more sweets >Sis crying in the fetal position >Regret nothing
>no pets since last cat died of cancer in 2013 >live in big lonely catless house with just me and my dad >"Dad let's adopt a cat" "OK" >start looking and see adorable cat (female snowshoe Siamese, 8 months, was a teen mom, described as friendly and cuddly) on Petfinder, in-state >picture shows her snuggling contentedly as her foster dad kisses her on the head >love at first sight >contact shelter about applying to adopt >ridiculously long application; 7 pages of longform-answer questions, $10 processing fee, and requires 2 references to fill out questionnaires too >do app the same night but my references take over a week to return theirs >shelter lady calls me >good news: we're approved to adopt! >bad news: cute cat already has an adoption pending >oh >back to Petfinder to nurse my broken heart >just looking but come across another wonderful puss (1.5-year-old tuxedo male, super friendly, loves people, cat roommates and dogs) >apply with that shelter >approved the same day I send it in >go visit cat; knew from the moment we looked in each other's eyes that he's the one Continued below.
>>2017002 >visit him Saturday the 5th >take him home Tuseday the 8th after everything is ready for him >day 2 he's home he rolls on his back to be petted and cuddles up to me >day 3 he comes when I call him >day 4 he follows me around the room >everything perfect >get e-mail from first shelter yesterday >"congrats there's a good chance you'll be able to adopt Siamese!" >uh
What the hell do I do now? The first cat sounds like an A++ baby and I've always loved Siamese, as has my dad. On the other hand, our boy just moved in, and he's everything I could have ever wanted from a cat - he's friendly, gentle, sweet, good habits well behaved, and clearly loves me as much as I love him. He's also a pretty shy boy, and obviously a beta going by how he always adopts submissive postures around me. I'd hate to bring a cat with a strong personality like a Siamese in (especially so soon after he came home himself) and potentially have her bully him. I love this cat so much and my foremost concern is his happiness. But then again, I know he's good with cats (he was living at a foster home with 7 all in the same room and they got along great), and they're close in ages and opposite sex...
In short, what do, /an/? Pic related, it's him the first time I gave him catnip.
I've had cats my entire life and always rationed them food on a daily basis like a normal responsible owner, but I was just thinking...
What would happen if I were to just pour an entire 20LB bag of dry cat food out in the open and just allowed my cat to eat as much as she wanted and whenever she wanted? Would she engorge herself trying to eat as much as she could or would she eat her regular amount and leave it alone until later?
I'm not going to do this. It was just a random thought that popped up into my head.
>>2017041 Some people free-feed their cats. It depends on the cat (some will overeat, some won't) as to whether or not this is really viable.
That said, even if your cat would overeat, she wouldn't eat so much she'd die or harm herself. She might eat more than normal but at some point would feel full and stop eating and come back later for more.
>>2017005 Keep in mind that 99% of the "Siamese" in any given shelter are actually pointed domestic shorthairs. They won't have the stereotypical Siamese personality because they aren't actually Siamese.
I got news. My friend told me that one of his old enough for adoption female kitten would be available to me soon.
Good last suggestions and tips for how to introduce my 3 years old neutered male cat for new arrival? He has only experienced was in a leash at outside and behind the fence the neighbor's cat. He did not seem show any signs of aggression towards other cat (even tough the neighbor's cat was so angry all time), but was very curious and happy to see other cat every time. Still, I want to prepare for the worst case.
I thought at first separates the cats from each other in different rooms. The younger the cat to the bathroom side, which I put all the necessary items. I would give two to get used to each other's smells. Every now and then exchange the rooms, so they were able to find more odors and younger one explore rest of the house. This probably takes many days, but its okay because I`m free from work until the end of this month. Until both are calmed, toys and treats help assist to improve relationship between them.
>>2017618 No idea, actually. I usually just call her a tabby. I always thought she was a short hair. Here's another picture.
>Some back story: We got her from a home-run daycare center. We had this other cat that was her sister, but it was a little bitch, and it ran away, over a year ago. Bit my finger, and sent me to the hospital. Couldn't play MGS2.sadface
>>2017954 I found him in a water trap that my psycho nigger neighbor bent open and trapped him inside then moved the following day after having her kids taken away for some abuse and beating random white people. Walked outside heard some loud meowing and it just started storming and went into hulk mode and tore the grated lid off
>>2018073 I really like that nose smudge, they look a lot like one of my kitties, 9/10
Here's one of mine enjoying some fresh air in the outdoor cage we had built. Someone abandoned her with her sister at our local park when they were really young. This one had a gunky eye when we found her.
There's a cat outside where I work that won't stop meowing/yowling, it's obviously trying to get attention but it runs away when you approach it. I tried to get it to approach me for 20 minutes but I'm at work so I don't have that much time. I couldn't really tell what it wanted, didn't look hurt, and didn't look like it was starving. There is snow all over the place but it's not too cold right now. Hungry or lost maybe?
My little boy Ori. Found him trying to cross a busy intersection when he was 3 weeks old, he was so skinny and covered in fleas I wasn't sure he was gonna make it the first night. Now he's a 4 month old little shit who won't let me take a shower alone anymore. I love this stupid fucking cat.
This is Erebus, who has picked up a habit of dragging my socks and shirts across the floor. Some of you may remember him, dunno. Sorry the long wait for an update, I'm at a sucky job again and no longer get to spend all day playing with my kitten.
I usually let my 3 month old kitten out into an enclosed outdoor space, but recently there's this big cat that comes over (and they can't get out, I usually have to open the gate for them to get out. they usually just do that when I do open the gate)
my mom said this cat has eaten from my kitten's food bowl at some point before having to be shooed away.
what exactly is happening here? and what should I do?
>>2017005 Not only you has chosen him, it seems that he has chosen you also. It's clear: Don't give him away. But perhaps you can adopt the other cat also by trying first if the two are matching together.
Not sure where else I should post this, but seeing that this is the current big cat thread on /an/, I guess it's okay if I post here.
I have a problem.
I don't own a cat and never have, but I've gotten into a weird situation with a neighborhood cat which I originally was a stray that was abandoned by its owners. I moved into a new area with my family a few months ago and noticed a cat wandering around the neighborhood. It all started when I was doing some front yard work and the cat approached me in a friendly manner. I would give her a few pets whenever I happened to cross paths with it while getting the mail or doing the yard work and that's that. She's very affectionate.
Eventually, this lead to her sitting outside my front door for one night. Feeling a little guilty, I stupidly gave her a piece of plain chicken and some water and now it's been hovering around my house for a good deal of time ever since. Though there was one day where I did see it wandering around after returning home from work, hovering around some other neighbor's house down the block. Later the next day I knocked on their door and asked them if they owned the cat and they answered yes, and that they keep her outdoors. They didn't talk very much since their english isn't very good, and I get the feeling that they don't really good care of her, or give her much attention in the first place.
>>2032448 Now the situation has gotten so bad over the last few weeks that she'll sit in front of my front porch for hours and hours, even when I return home from work since the morning. She'll always greet me with mews and chirps, knead on my lap when I sit down with her for pets on the front porch and so on. Since it's winter, the weather around here has been significantly colder, I left a few blankets for her to sit on outside just in case. This week's been especially bad with the weather dropping below 30 degrees on average at night, so now I've gotten into a shitty habit of letting her stay in the house during these cold nights so that she doesn't freeze to death sitting outside my front yard door for the entire night on end.
I'm thinking of confronting the neighbors again tomorrow and further explaining the current situation with their cat, and as well as asking them if they leave her outside at all costs, or if they invite her into their house or garage when it gets this cold. If they do, then I'm going to ignore the cat outright and scare it off so that it gets out of this habit of living on my front porch. If they really do give no fucks about her and let her freeze outside like this all winter, then I don't know what to do. I know it's not my cat but I've owned dogs and birds, and know it isn't right to be leaving an animal out in freezing weather like this. Any suggestions, /an/?
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