I sadly don't have cats, but I came to this board to look at cats, so I'll try to keep this thread alive with random cats.
My Jasper. He's 6 months old, my mom rescued him in late July.
His sister is not upside down, but pretends she is a birb
an my cat is fucking crazy. Okay not crazy, but we adopted a two year old from a shelter and she just can't seem to settle down. Maybe I am just use to older cats now, but she will come in and out of my room constantly , jump up on my bed then immediately down, and cry constantly in the hall. She has good healthy food, a water fountain, a little box, a big home to explore with lots of toys, and we give her as much love as we can.
I don't know if all of this is normal or if something is wrong, and I'm afraid to take any disciplining measures (spray bottle ) because I know a cat isn't a dog and I don't want to punish her if something is genuinely wrong that I need to fix. Ahhhh anxiety.
How could you tell? I figured that would be something they would tell you, no? I mean the shelter we got her from is pretty top notch, could reputation and all that. Also she wasn't that eager to get outside all of the time when we first got her. It just seems like she's bored and I don't know how to stimulate (heh) her. Even though we have a fuck ton of toys. I'm pretty loath to use a laser pointer.
How long have you had her? Has she found her food/water/litter? Is it a needy affectionate kind of thing or a distressed behavior?
Hate to tell you I have a cat that is just normally that way. Needy as fuck. Don't punish the cat unless you are doing so for a specific behavior, like only when she jumps on the bed or claws. If you spray her whenever she's just annoying you, you'll have a confused and neurotic cat.
Many cats need interaction to actually play. Toss a ball. Lay some catnip out. Play with some string. Is there a reason you don't want to use the laser light?
It's kind of torturous isn't it? The laser light I mean. They can never use it. Also we only spray her when she runs for the door/repeatedly tries to get out or is because super vocal. But yeah I mean even if I play with her she will just go back to meowing and wanting to get outside. Only had her for a couple months now and yesh she's found everything fine. Sometimes her meows are very distressed which is what concerns me. Like those really deep or high meows, but she seems completely fine.
She has a desk near our huge front window. Would you look for bites on the nipples?
Can't believe this little shit is turning 20 next year. She still celebrates a poop by running around like an idiot.
My cat had to be put to sleep today at 17 years old. Had her since I was like 6 or 7 years old.
It's very jarring to walk around the house and not see her, or walk into the kitchen and her bowl's not there anymore.
You can occasionally toss treats when they 'her' the laser. Most people complain about them losing interest in the laser quickly, hence the treats so they feel like they caught something. If they were being tortured by chasing it I'm sure they'd stop.
When was her last vet visit and how old is she? Cats that meow for attention need to be ignored to learn that meowing no longer gets them attention
First kitty I've had in about 9 years. He's been wonderful. Very friendly and already responds to name calls more than half the time with no training.
My two female cats don't get along at all, but they're both spayed. I'm also not sure if it's due to their age gap (one is like 10, other is barely 1). Thing is, the older female doesn't freak out around the young male cat
Can cats still tell if another cat is male or female from pheromones or whatever, or does spaying/neutering a cat get rid of that.
Pic slightly related. My two younger cats.
My dude, he's about 5 now got him for my then girlfriend now fiance at 4 weeks. I grew up in a dog family and this is the first cat I have ever owned. I was allergic and planned to hate it but he's probably my favorite pet ever.
Don't have a 24/7 kibble buffet. Several small meals per day is better. The amount you give depends on the food, the cat's size, and other variables and the right amount is probably best achieved by simply keeping tabs on your cat's weight and adjusting the portions accordingly. Consider making one of the meals smaller and placing a rough equivalent of the food that you didn't give into a snack ball or some other kind of treat-dispensing toy that forces your cat to work for its food.
Me and this cat I picked off the street and raised.
My kitty escaped outside a month ago and I just got a call today that someone found her. She was extremely skinny and dehydrated, like she couldn't stand and was trying to drag herself across the carpet. I took her to the emergency vet, where she's staying tonight.
The vet said she'll probably recover but she's blind now, probably due to high blood pressure caused by stress and dehydration.
Pic related, she went from 9 pounds to 4.7 pounds. It was so scary to see her like that, she is just skin and bones.
I'm super happy she's alive, but I feel so bad that she's spent the last month like this and she can't see anymore
Adopted about 4 years ago
And this is her sister being used as a pillow
He just loves to lay in the most uncomfortable positions imaginable.
Still the best behaved cat I have ever owned, you can literally do anything to him and he'll suffer through it. Feeding him pills is a breeze, and vet trips are incredibly relaxed for everyone involved.
Here's my old lady. She's 18 now. She's got some kidney problems but she's a fighter.
This is cheese. First time kitten owner here. Pic is a couple weeks old, she's about 12 weeks rn.
My (comparatively) little black cat is super clingy with me, but he won't be friends with any of the other three cats in the house. He somewhat tolerates his brother, but the two newcomers (who are mostly chill, a pair of big fluffy rescues that were in foster homes who acclimatized fairly quickly) he'll hiss at any time they walk past each other in the hallway. Occasionally he tries to take it to blows, and the newcomers thankfully don't rise to the bait, usually fleeing.
I think it's because sometimes they eat from his food bowl? I can't exactly stop it, they all have free roam of the house, so I don't know how to get the black cat to unclench and not be so territorial.
I blame his brother. Pretty sure he bullied him as kittens when I was away at work. They had trouble with each other a while back when a stray was harrassing them through the window and my leg got the vicious bite that was meant for the black cat. Funtimes keeping them separate for a month or so.
....tl;dr how do i get my cat to make friends with other cats, sorry for rambling
I lost my cat yesterday to cancer. Had her for 12 years after a friend of mine found her as a sick kitten in the middle of the road with cars literally driving over her and brought her to me. My one and only pet since I started living alone.
I can't even put in words how bad it feels. I just sneezed really loudly and looked around to make sure I didn't scare or upset her too bad
I didn't think I had any pics of her here on this computer but I found a shitty old webcam pic.
Hey man, I know how it feels... My cat died yesterday as well, an indoor cat that looked very similar to your cat. He was barely 2 years old and just fell over, got stiff for a few seconds and then died. Haven't seen any symptoms at all before the happening so we have no idea what caused it. Feels fucking awful, first pet I ever had.
My cat. After adopting him we have come to believe that purebred=inbred.
Whats the cheapest and least shitty looking way to allow my cats to climb up there? I'd rather not put a deep piece of furniture in there, my room is pretty tight as it is. The ledge is a perfect spot for them to chill in the sun up above everything, they'd fucking love it.
Had him since he was a little guy, he comes when I call and always wants to play with other people and animals.
something like this.
You can have one running up the left wall, over the top of the door, since your door swings outwards and it won't block.
I wish I could have a cat, but I have pretty severe asthma and can't breathe within a short while of being around most of them for long, which makes me sad as I've always loved them.
My current dog is a poodle mix and she doesn't set it off at all, so I can spend every waking moment with her thankfully, it would still be nice to have a cat bro around.
my cat died three weeks ago and i was hoping i could get a second opinion on this. don't wanna shit up the catalog by making another thread.
my mom was a little more attached to the cat than me, it never really got along with me, and desu i'm more of a dog person i guess, but my mom is having a really hard time getting over the death of our cat, she's telling me she's falling into a depression, goes to bed drunk every night, etc.
i found this cat up for adoption on craigslist today, was wondering if it'd be a bad move to surprise her with the kitten for christmas, if i'm rushing her grieving/being a little shit about this
ps. our kitty was very old and well loved, she didn't die painfully or anything, she was happy to go
Crumpet. She is a purebreed!
Renee looks like Chester. She was spayed 3 days ago.
Here's a pic of some of my cats along with my dog. I have 7 in total, all outdoor cats (I live in the countryside far from trafficked roads).
One I rescued from a cat colony and got sprayed off the streets during winter time, and the other form a rescue group that was once an ex.feral.
I'd love to keep unwanted cats and place them in a barn someday once I buy a place with lots of land.
The only thing that sort of sucks is I live in Pennsylvania and don't plan on moving.
Do you live in a cold area? Do you let some of them in during winter time?
Do you have a system like a doggy door that all the cats frequent in/out? Curious, but how did you aquire all those cats?
Much props for being a dedicated cat lover!
>Do you live in a cold area?
Nope. I live in Sardinia, in the middle of the mediterranean, so it's warm all year round - even now in December all I need to wear outside is a t-shirt.
>Do you let some of them in during winter time?
They're not allowed inside at all because they always make a mess - they hide behind the sofa, piss everywhere and try to eat everything they find. But it's not a problem because when it's too cold they can just rest inside a small storage barn right under my house, which is always warm even during night and very early morning.
>Curious, but how did you aquire all those cats?
A long time ago a female stray started living around my garden because my parents kept giving her food whenever they saw her. One year she had babies and since then we've been keeping care of them and their descendants because the alternative would've been letting them die. Since they are very docile and friendly they're pretty much house cats with an outdoor twist.
Forgot to attach another picture. Orange and patched grey are siblings, third generation. Full grey is daughter of the patched grey one, fourth generation.
Just wanted to say thank you ALL THESE CATS are adorable. And cats literally give me hope again. I had a cat called kipper who dribbled alot but he was my best friend.
Proud of all of you for your commitment and love to these epic kitties
This is Snati
He is 18 years old, so much a part of the family that he's more like a retarded younger sibling than a pet at this point.
He still runs around and plays a lot, but he has gone deaf, and because he can't hear his own meows he meows really really fucking loudly, which can be super annoying.
I totally love him tho, we've been through some times together.
>He is 18 years old, so much a part of the family that he's more like a retarded younger sibling than a pet at this point.
More or less the same with my elderly cat. I call her "granny" (when I don't call her a "stinker" or a "lap cow" or something) and whenever I talk to my relatives, they ask about her health like she really is just another aging relative of ours.
Such a pretty face she had. I feel your pain so much... Had to put mine down this Sunday, I keep looking over my shoulder, expecting to see her. Had her for almost 6 years, will take me another six to realize she's gone.
I dunno anon... my cat died less then a week ago, but I can imagine that for me it would feel a bit off to suddenly have a new kitten dumped in to my lap. Is there a shelter near you that has cats for adoption? Perhaps you could make her a home-made "gift card" that states that you and her will go visit a shelter to look at some kitties that needs a new home. That way she's a part of the process and selection and it might ease her more in to the idea. Just a thought.
Thinks she is a parrot
my cat, we got him off the streets when he was real young while a fox was after him. he had a lot of litter mates running around, one like him and the other ones all black like his mom. my mom's friend caught his sister. his sister doesn't like to go near people and is very aggressive, but our cat loves being around others and is very affectionate. cool to see how different they turned out.
His name is Zeus, had him since he was a kitten about 8 years ago.
How do you like tortie's? Mine was put down this past spring, he was an awe-inspiring cat with insane survival skills and drive to live but also had mad attitude problems and could be very bipolar. Miss him to death.
Pic very related
My newly adopted senior girl. Had her for about 2 weeks and shes just a doll. Is overweight so we are working together to have her lose weight safely, even bought a baby scale so I can monitor how much shes losing. 11 years old, 17 lbs initially.
The people at the shelter said she could be grumpy and absolutely hated being picked up. But shes just been so sweet with me now that shes home. She still doesnt like being picked up but she doesnt give me any sass when I need to do so. She absolutely LOVES having her tummy rubbed, its the cutest thing. Shes never batted me away with her legs like most cats do when you rub their bellies. She flops over with her belly up and just purrs like crazy. I often pet her tummy until she falls asleep, its so cute.
This is Sebastian, he follows me around like a toddler and loves going in the tub to drink water. He has 5 siblings, 2 of whom still live with me along with his mom, who had her litter on my porch.
Here's my little love; Puzzles. I lost her today...and I'm not quite sure what to do. It was very sudden, but I gave her a good life and we were best buddies; no regrets just...it sucks /an/...
I miss my tortie, theyre such weird but unique cats.
They live with my parents, I couldn't bring them with me. I think it helps my parents adjust to empty nest syndrome so it's probably for the best. Wish I could have one with me but with all the traveling I do for work it would never really be feasible.
Rambo (the goofball on the left) was a stray that my parents picked up from a shelter. The shelter gave him the name, and it's the least deserved name ever. Little goof doesn't have a mean bone in his body and I'm pretty sure he thinks he's a dog by how he acts. Chases his tail and everything. It's like someone transplanted a lab brain into a cat.
Mooshie (I did not name her) is the tortie on the right. She's tempermental like every tortie but she loves me to death and thinks she runs the joint. Mom is about the only person in the house she ever truly took any guff from but that cat learned real quick that mom's the boss. Still tries to pull stuff on us and watching her stare down mom whenever she gets called out on her crap is hilarious.
Miss the little boogers.
Hang in there man, I know losing pets is rough. You gave her a loving home though I'm sure and not a lot of animals get that these days, and maybe if you feel up to it you can give another animal that opportunity someday.
What lovely little cats; Puzzles and Mooshie acted much the same way. She had run of the house, got in your business, sat on the counter and meowed at me while I shaved, would meow and whine till I got home and then demand attention. She was a darling little brat. The roomies and I are still adjusting to her absence, but it's a process.
As for a new little friend...I don't know when that day will be, but I plan on it. Thanks Anon.
Something from a farm
19 years or so old
Just wont die or lose energy
My girls, Freyja and Ishtar. Adopted one from my uncle's farm and 6 months later my crush found the other one abandoned and in her street, now they are best friends and people think they are actual sisters.
My guy Quist showing off his inner eyelids. They only show this much when he's super relaxed.
Sorry the video is so blurry. My roommate doesn't know how to work his camera and Quist was alert by the time we tried again.
This is Thumper. We've had him since he was about 5-6 months old. He's around 10 years old now and still as lively as ever. I love him :3
After losing our first tortie the family will probably go on adopting more through the years. Our first was a smart cat that got into trouble in interesting ways. Pic related is her replacement, kinda retarded but super playful, even past the kitten years.
my cat janie. she has a brother named jasper who was shot last year in the leg and now he's a tripod
the two others
Name's Ozzy - 6 yo Siberian (Neva Masquarade). Got him today, he was a champion of friendly breeder, but now was castrated and was looking for home without other cats.
My kitty cat. He's a member of thr pretty kitty commitee. He's a good boy.
This is my cat Jack. I love him more than anything else in the world.
I'm a little surprised because I had a cat go missing for 1 month and she came back hungry but otherwise recoverable/fine
then again she was like 200% overweight so maybe that had something to do with it
My one and a half year old baby; Mocha, he's a tonkinese.
I have a question regarding one of my cats. She's very moody and as much as I tried for her to be an inside cat, she outsmarted me, going to the point she actually damaged the ceiling to get out.
Anyway 2 years or so after her being here we adopted another kitten. Unlike another kitten we had gotten 6 months before, she hated this one.
The first few months she refused to come inside other than to eat, but after 6 months or so she started to come around more and it seemed there might be peace, but after a temporary peace she left again, and this time she seems to hate me as well (before she would at least walk with me down the block when going to school, now she runs away when she sees me).
This makes me sad, since I love her, but the other cat has already been here a year and all.
Why the sudden change? Will she come around?
This is Libra. She's almost nine months old. Got her from a shelter about a month and a half ago and she's finally starting to warm up to the house and let people touch her. She loves tummy scratches, though. She never meows even when she gets stuck in places or anything and it worries me.
anyone ever have cats have a bald spot on their head?
my cat has a small circular bald spot on her head near her ear, doesn't look like its infected or discolored in any way and it doesn't look like her behavior has changed much, doesn't really scratch that area a lot.
im thinking it could be diet related as she has a pretty shit and limited diet, mostly just kibble, tuna, and my parents feed her a metric fuckload of low quality treats because they think its cute
is this a common thing? most google searches i can come up with freak me out and make me think the cat has cancer or something
i thought my (pretty old) cat was about to die, she hadn't eaten since possibly christmas and looked like absolute shit, spent most of today intermittently crying, but then tonight, my mom gave her wet food just to try and she's eaten like two cans and is more alive than i've seen her in week(s). do you think she's gonna be ok? was that long enough to get permanent liver damage? can switching foods like that fuck them up anyway?
pls help senpai, if she dies when my sister is away she's gonna be absolutely crushed
Don't have a pic but damn this stray cat that hangs around our house was just on the floor twitching its arms and legs on its side all day, recently died and my dad took it far from our house tearing up thinking it was his cat because they both look the same but i assured him it was the stray since it was much fatter, i haven't seen our cat, since she roams the place, and i really hope im right
How come my cat likes to crawl into my lap or onto my chest or something before she grooms herself?
this is bug. she's about a year and a half and she's a prissy fucking princess. sulky, regal, and demanding, and i love her with all my heart.
also, a question. when cats play, whenever they sometimes grab a hold of something with their forepaws and rake pretty violently with the rear. i can only imagine that it's supposed to eviscerate whatever's in their grasp, but it's kind of curious to me that the rear legs are used. it's the front sets of claws which are honed to atomic points. is this how cats kill their prey? my cat is indoor only, she'll never see a live prey item in her life (knock on wood) so i don't have any way to see it in action myself.
Sassafras Kittypants, she loves to cuddle and have conversations with people.
She loves kittens too, her maternal instinct is really strong.
Lol what an inbred looking cat
Lmao confirmed inbred cat. Probably 2-3 generations deep from the look of it. Not so uncommon with outdoor cat hoarders. Cats all cluster together in litters fighting for a half can of friskies per day, remains of dead cats, and whatever they can catch. Plowing their sisters, mothers and daughters by/if/as soon as they hit 8 weeks.
here's my cat, i just took her in from the streets 4 years ago
she's damn nice and likes to be pet a lot but damn can she get mad sometimes
She is growing. Big for 4 months.
Update, even after changing her diet and attempting to increase her water intake, her bloating did not stop. The vet suggested we have her euthanized and we did. Rest In Peace Georgette
This is GhostKitty. Rescued her after she was tossed out a 2nd story window by some evicted meth cooks. She was almost hairless and pretty banged up. That was 2 years ago. First year she didnt come out from under the bed for more than a few moments to use the litter box. Now she is a healthy playful 14 year old kitty. She only trusts me and hardly lets me leave her sight. Only cat i have ever loved, will probably be the only one i ever have.
3 legged death machine Mr. Bill, soon to be 1 eyed, anyone know where i can get a sweet pirate costume with a peg leg?
my little kitten sarah. adopted her when she was sick. she had a very scratchy voice. after getting all her shots and medication she is perfectly healthy. her voice is now soft and not scratchy at all