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holy shit that's a retarded looking fireplace
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>>2296216
This
If ikea sold retarded looking fireplaces, it would look like that.
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>>2296216
Yeah, it's way too small and narrow.
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Nice rug rugs.

Here's Nick all dressed up with nowhere to go but the lounge.
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My new kitten. Her name is Coconut because I found her meowing for help in a coconut tree.
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i got put in mental hospital and now rehab house so i lost my cat (had to rehome him)
next week i start working volunteer at animal shelter with thecats
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>>2296395
this is Morpheus the cat i lost
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>>2296396
Good for you trying to get help. I hope you are in a better place and it's great you are going to volunteer. Best of luck with everything. Remember to stay in the present
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>>2296399
ty heres another
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Posting my cats
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>>2296448
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>>2296458
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>>2296464
Sorry but your cat isn't very cute
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>>2296478
:( im sorry you think that way
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>>2296478
Sure it is
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how common is cat chin acne on a white and orange tabby cat? she's got a white chin if that matters. I found her in the wild when she was a kitten, I think she never learned how to properly clean herself from her mother. It isn't as bad as some of the photos that a google image search delivers, but I imagine it still brings her discomfort.
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>>2296478
>not liking silly kots
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>>2296464
All kitties are cute. Except mine... Because she's missing half her fur and now looks like she has chicken legs.
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>>2296701
fixed
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>>2296551
Requesting pic of this.
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>>2296506
Pretty common. If you haven't already, switch your food bowl to a stainless steel type and wash it often. You can help your cat clean her chin by gently wiping it once a day with a warm wet washcloth.

At my clinic, when a cat has bad acne to the point where it's bloody/clearly uncomfortable for the cat, we use Neutrogena On-The-Spot (human) acne treatment 1x-2x per day until it resolves somewhat.
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Kitters
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Caesar
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Here's Ozzy. Won quite a lot of awards, had many children, now he enjoys good food and petting with us.
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My cat has been sneezing constantly but he has no mucus buildup or abscessed teeth. Wat do?

inb4 vet, durr I will take him if it keeps happening
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>>2296802
Give cat a tissue, silly.
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How do I get my old cat to like my new kittens?
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>Moved back to my home state a few months ago and parents need someone to stay in their house while they snowbird it down south for the winter
>They have 2 cats for me to take care of
>One cat gets real sick a few weeks before they leave.
>Never gets better
>they put her down 3 days before they leave.
>Second cat is very into outdoors.
>Stays outside all night during summer and fall and only comes inside to eat.
>Winter time and she stays inside more and becomes my best pal.
>Living alone out in the sticks, isolated...
>I feel like the cat keeps me sane.
>Starts sleeping on my bed at night.
>unexpectedly fall in love with this cat
>Last night very warm temps compared to the recent weather and she went outside around 10:45.
>Stayed up until 12:30 waiting for her.
>oh well she'll be back tomorrow
>anytime she stays out all night she is on the back porch when I wake up
>wake up early
>no cat
>talk to neighbors
>walk up and down street
>walk through snowy woods searching for cat or coyote tracks or any sign
>nothing
>keep looking out back door, front door, looking out the windows so much I feel crazy
>nothing

These feels suck. I feel truly alone now. Pic related.
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Hello Kagami
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Name one flaw.
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For you guys and gals.
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>>2296859
The most glaring defect is the fact that it's a cat.
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>>2296881
gay as shit

and by that I mean, I love it
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>>2296839
Gradual exposure with positive reinforcement.
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>>2296859
He's perfect
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14. the elder pet now. He had to wait in a long line to earn that title
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My girlfriend's cat is supposed to be very anti-social but she lets me hold her like a baby and as soon as I sit down at gf's place the cat zooms over to me and smashes her face into mine and rubs it all over my face

can she tell I'm allergic or does she just know I unconditionally love all cats
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>>2297110
If it matters, the cat is a sphnyx
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My cat just got neutered today. They didn't give me a collar and he tries to lick it every chance he can. He probably won't do any damage in the time it takes to get to the store to buy an e-collar, right?
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>>2297098 your cat have the same stupid look of mine. He's Mocasín, BTW.
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I live by myself, and am away from home for 10 hours at a time-at work,but just 2 days a week, and soon for 5 hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Would a cat being alone so much be miserable, or would 2 cats help that?
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>>2296211

>Have cat
>Take cat with me to go fishing on occasion
>Cat inevitably catches fish faster than I do.
>Then, will immaculately lick her paws, head over to me with my rod, and give me this look
>It seems to say "Dude, what the hell is taking you so long, are you retarded?"
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>>2297702
Goddamn that sounds comfy as fuck

Someday...
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>>2297110
>Own a friendly loving cat who's very social
>gf comes over and meets cat for first time
>cat slowly falls in love with gf and sleeps in bed with us
>I tell her my cat is antisocial and loves her especially
>she feels loved and very happy and special

:3
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Hands down one of the friendliest cats I've had or seen...as long as you're not a cat. He loves cuddles, food and new people.
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>>2296802
Is it very dry in your house? Try getting a humidifier if it is or put the cat in your bathroom and turn on a hot shower so it turns into a steam room.
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>>2296919
What is "posotive reinforcement"
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>>2297800
They hate each other. The one laying on me hates every living thing on the planet except for me. The one in the background loves every living thing on Earth that is not her...or a bug. They both hate bugs and will team up to destroy them.

I'm actually interested to see what would happen if a mouse tried to come in my house.
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>>2296211
Can I ask some questions here?

I live with my gf and we recently got a new cat. 3 yr old maine coon sort of mix, clearly maine coon, but not full blood, so she is medium sized and not YUGE.

First question, she tends to poop not in the litter box sometimes. She knows how to use the litter box and has her own box separate from our other cat, who is a 5 yr old tabby, but she will go into where the other box is and poop right on the floor and sometimes pee. Other times she will poop outside of her own box. Also when she does poop in the litter box, she never covers it.
Any idea why? We keep the litter scooped and clean.

Second question, which may tie in to the first. The maine coon tries to bully our tabby. I guess this is just all part of adjusting to having a new home and having two cats, but it gets scary. I don't want our older cat to have to live in fear and the maine coon has her own food, but wants to eat the tabbys food which gives her bad diarhea

Any suggestions on keeping her out of the food or lessening the bullying?
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Just got my little guy his own little tie
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>>2297809
Your new cat wants to be the ONLY cat in the household. The shit piles next to the other cat's box is common "scare tactic" to try to make your old cat gtfo.

Be glad it's only two cats having a turf war and not dozens of ferals. The literal shit really sucks.
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>>2297826
I thought as much. Thanks for the reply.
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>>2297826
I'm not that guy, but I'm not looking forward to my kittens growing up and interacting more with my current cats. The one pictured in >>2297800 hisses at them for intruding, and while he does love his pic related sister, with the sight of the two hanging around each other, snuggling together or licking each other, he also loves to attack her to prove his dominance because she won't defend herself very much unless he's trying to nab her precious biscuits.

On the subject of the kittens, pic related is terrified of them. She's fucking spastic, but surprisingly timid around new entities that aren't toys, bugs or mice.
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Ex-GF's cat. I miss him only. We were bonded.
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>>2296845
That's the risk of outdoor cats anon

>Have best cat ever
>Friendly but not too up your ass, smart, tolerant
>Acts more like a dog than a cat
>Let her outside one day
>She never comes back
>Several years later and never find another cat like her

>>2297114
That's weird, that breed is known for being very friendly and social. Maybe she means to strangers?

>>2297401
Assuming you get there soon you should be OK. If he's very active you may want to put him in a bathroom while you're out.

>>2297676
Cats don't always get along with other cats, and if they do they don't always play with each other. They could still be bored to tears. And 2 cats is 2x the work. If you want two cats that's fine but it won't be easier than having just one. I would recommend older cats, most cats will do just fine 10 hours alone.

>>2297809
Like what the other anon said, but having another litter box or two in different locations (different location is important otherwise shell Kep doing it) could help because she can feel like that's HER designated shitting area and not have to share it. If that doesn't help there are a plethora of other explanations and solutions but I'd bet another litter box will help especially since it's a new cat.

It's probably too late now but look into slow cat introduction. It's what you're supposed to do when bringing a new cat into the home. Whoever was adopting the cat out to you needs to be fucking shot because this is all common knowledge and they should have explained it to you.
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>>2297854
Your ex was an Elephant anon
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>>2297890
You're an elephant.
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an entire ocean away from me
pushing 12 now, I might never see him again

o well
thats life
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>>2297854
Disgusting
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Hey I have a question... is there any way to get the cat from peeing on everything the dog lays on?
She rarely has a problem with the dog aside from peeing on her beds.
She just did it a few minutes ago right in front of us and I immediately tossed her off the blanket and scared her out of the room (not in a harsh way, just picked her up and moved her and stomped my foot a foot away from her and she skeedaddled from the room).
But I was wondering if I needed to get a spray bottle for her and spritz her when I catch her in the act or if there's any topical sprays for the dog beds that could deter the cat from even going near the bed?

I've never had a cat do something like this before and I always thought that "cats pee on your stuff when they're pissed" was a myth so I'm pretty puzzled by the situation.

Pic related that's the culprit.
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>>2297965
This isn't a new living situation either, her and the dog have lived together for a few years now and she's still doing it.
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>>2297975
Have you tried yelling at it?
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>>2297984
Her actual owner yells at her to get away from the dog beds whenever she tries to get near them and it's worked for a while up until today.

We don't normally let the dog sleep in our room, her main bed is in the living room, could it just be because the smell is in a seperate room and the cat feels like she had to mark it? If that's it we won't let the cat in here after the dog sleeps in here again.
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>>2297988
That's my solution to everything idk
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>>2297806
Rewarding the cat for positive behavior

In contrast with punishing for bad behavior.
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>>2297965
I've heard that cats don't like the smell of citrus, so you can spray a bit of lemon juice or orange juice on your couch to keep a cat from scratching it. It might work for the dog bed too, as long as the dog doesn't hate the smell as well.
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>>2298058
The dog doesn't seem too bothered by smells as long as the smell isn't something like big spray or chemical smelling so she should be fine with a citrus-y bed.
Thanks though!! We have lemon juice in the fridge so I'll put some on the doggo bed tonight
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>>2298058
My cats hate the smell of mint, especially toothpaste.
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>>2297965
When cats urinate on things, it usually means they're insecure about their territory. Punishing her won't solve the issue if the issue is that she's insecure.
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>>2297809
typical number of litter boxes I've always seen is Number of cats, plus one, and for each box to be in a different area, preferably level if you have an upstairs and down stairs.

My cat used to do the same thing after he'd lost a lot of weight and got arthritis in his hips, it was almost like he just couldn't hold it in before getting to the box. If you get another box, or two, and show your cats where it is and it's still happening you may want to take your kitty to the vet, she may have an issue.
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>>2296395
>>2296396
Good luck to you. It's good that you got help and made sure your cat was taken care of. I'm sure he knows you loved him a lot.
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>>2296464
>>2296478
Wow rude and shit taste. That's an adorable cat. The striped saddle is fucking adorable.

Sounds like someone's jealous of all that eyebrow game.
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Out of my senpai's 2 cats, this one spends like 80% of her time in my room, no idea why.
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>>2299105
And this one spends most of his time with doggo
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Here's my cat, Catniss.
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My cat Nora being the goof she is
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My boys are pretty cute. Angel + Buffy
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>catto appears in backyard
>doesn't leave
>decide to adopt it
>no tag, no chip, no lost animal signs
>constantly fighting with one of the other cats

Why
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>>2296395
Cat owners everyone
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Sites for buying cat food for cheap that won't kill my cats?
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Hi /cat/

I'm not really a cat person and already own a dog.

But a cat recently followed me home and has been living around my house/yard.

Its winter and rainy/snowy and the cat is small-medium sized, friendly & sweet.

To cut right to the chase: Is it ok to keep a cat but essentially treat it like a pet rabbit (oversized cage to live in, take let it out to roam & play daily)

Cat is currently in a 3x3foot cage and seems happy & comfy

If I keep it Id like to keep it in this- see pic
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>>2299990
You are aware that cats grow?

Cats need very big space to move and jump around
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>>2299994
Thats why I am here asking. I figured the cat will grow. But what is the difference between a cat and a rabbit.

The cat seems much happier indoors and in a cage rather than being an outside stray.

It is getting food and water and affection.
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>>2300003
Why not let it live in your house like a normal person would?
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>>2296478
>Sorry but your cat isn't very cute

You're a cunt.
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>>2300009
The cat has only been around for 24 hours. We're still trying to figure out if my GF is allergic, if it is healthy, and if it would get along with our small dog (they've interacted minimally...seem ambivalent to each other...common trend for our dog) and ultimately it comes to us figuring out if we want to own a cat.

If we could care for it like a social pet rabbit we'd be more likely to keep it
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>>2300022
About their first interaction: if either of them didnt try clawing/biting the other one or got visibly mad, then they will get along. "ambivalency" on a first meeting is pretty much stellar

Don't own a cat if you're going to keep it in a cage. Just don't. Either let it continue being feral or let it roam your entire house. If you want you can feed it while it is feral. He will come every day if you do so, and will likely stay close all day.
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>>2296784
That Tank looks a bit over stocked... any reason for this?
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>>2300025
Again. Its day one, so who know how this will end up. But thank you for the update regarding dog & cat interactions.

If it were summer time then we'd leave the cat outside. But we are concerned about the cold. We have a finished basement/man cave. Depending on the situation & health maybe we could let the cat roam the basement freely
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>>2300025
Sir you are a moron.
>>2300022
If you plan to eventually work to let it be a free house roaming cat then yes, this is a perfectly fine method of keeping a ferral animal in a quaratine situation. But you must allow it out for minimum of 2 hours daily. Also you must interact with it daily while trying to introduce any other animals or people at the same time. The last thing is allowing it to freely roam the house, i.e. no closed doors. Just keep an eye on it and let it just get used to the home. If you don't want it later on, try to rehome it first. Then try to find shelter only after that fails.
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>cat's skin covered in hard scab-like bumps
>fur thin enough to feel bumps when petting even though long haired cat in winter
That's not good, right? Not my cat btw.
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Question

I've got a cat that's semi-long hair, but he has no patience for being brushed, so he occasionally develops mats in his fur when a new coat comes in. Any suggestions on what I can do to help prevent it?
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>>2300238
Brush his hair with your tongue like a good mom
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>>2300238
Professional grooming

>>2300251
>Brush his hair with your tongue like a good mom
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My cat of 21 years died today. It was peaceful, she was being stroked and purred until she stopped breathing. She was my baby ;_;

Cherish your pets guys.
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They're all good cats guys
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>>2300826
:( that's a beautiful and peaceful death anon.
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>>2296448
>you will never be this comfy
I want a refund on this life
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How many cats are you friends with, /an/? My house has four cats, my dad and stepmum's house has three, plus my stepbrother's girlfriend has another two cats, my grandmother also has two cats who were growing up for the early parts of their lives while I was living there, and a cat belonging to one of my neighbours hangs out outside my house every now and then and is on good terms with me. It's strange how easily I'm able to befriend the things, cats are usually solitary and introverted.
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>>2301106
My sister's cat is pretty standoffish with strangers but I like him. Two cats belonging to a family friend. And various cats I see out and about I give my own names to.
>Clark
>Gingerbread
>Sparkles
>Fat Louie
>Kerbal
>Meatloaf
>Swabby
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>>2299509
>durr no one ever goes through rough times

Typical response from a delusional narcissist dogfag
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>>2300022
>>2300033

Stray Update: Everything seems mostly OK. But it has worms in its poop. Other than the worms the poop and the cat seem healthy.

Vet trip tomorrow morning
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>>2296392
she a cute post moar
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my cat 2 weeks after I got him, named him Gato because why not
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>>2301640
chilling on the car out front
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>>2296211
Which one is the most talkative cat breed? Or does it depend on each individual?
Just in case, by talkative I mean a cat does meows a lot.
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>>2301257
Please, dont mix dogs with cunts, thank you very much
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>>2301877
Of the cats I've had (quite a few, but all of them common breeds. No sphynx, russian fancy breeds, etc)) the ones that talk more are simple black cats. I've had or been around 4 different black cats (1 of them long hair, 3 short hair) and all of them talk so much more than any other cat I've seen.

Every morning when I get up I have a whole conversation with my cat. It's the qtest thing ever. And it's not annoying meowing, it's gentle, quiet talking much like a normal person would speak.
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>>2297810

Looks like someone got called into the Boss' office about all that missing tuna
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He's obsessed with the ferret cage for some reason
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>>2302154
it looks like a comfy place for a cat
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>>2302052
Thank you, I appreciate your answer and I swear to god I don't want to be a prick so please, don't take me the wrong way
>are simple black cats
I don't know how to take it. I even feel like an idiot right now for thinking, does pigmentation actually affect it, was just coincidence or maybe there's something else going on that correlates but we don't know?

I've been a dog person for the most part of my life -not an anticat or anything, just lived with dogs- but I've been living with cats for a while now and there were a few days some time ago when one of the cats was very talkative and I loved it.
So I thought, well, if there's a chance that I could get a talkative one maybe I could adopt one in the future.
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>>2299990
If you are serious, then I'm suprised your heart even remembers to beat you fucking idiot.
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This is Nero, my little dude
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>>2302178
I've no idea why. Very likely unrelated to the actual pigmentation, and more to the "breed" they are.

Also know that cats don't talk to you until they are somewhat close to you. Stranger cats won't ever talk to you.
Encourage your cat to talk to you... by talking to it. Cats meow mostly for human communication. If you don't talk, it wont talk back.
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>>2300022
Can you just kys? You're too retarded to own a pet of any kind, maybe a fucking dog at best
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Some people on this board have said that 8 weeks is too young to bring a cat home, but the kittens at the county pound and human society shelter here are always available for adoption at 8 weeks old. What do?
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My cat doesn't have long left. She's currently laying on my mom's abdomin, purring lightly, but fading away. She's only 15, but she's had stomach issues for a long time. I fed her before leaving for work this morning, and she seemed fine. It really can just come on very suddenly. She is my world, and I'll do my best to share the happiness she brought to my life.
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how do I get this cutie to stop playing rough with my hands
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Do you feel bad about taking strays to a shelter? Like what are the chances of them spending their entire lives there?

My mother brought home a stray and we cant keep him. He would need to be neutered and he has worms and fleas and we can't afford to raise a cat. We haven't been able to find a home for him so he's going to end up in a shelter. He's sweet and very interactive. He's loves attention and sitting in laps. He's still young, under a year I'm sure, but he's not very young like tiny cutie kitten young.

I just feel like I'd be sending him to his doom.
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>>2302661
What kind of shelter is it?

In the one I volunteer at (a privately owned SPCA), cats come and go all the time. Right now the cat that's spent the most time at the shelter has been there 6 months, and it's not normal and mostly because she's a "special" cat (she's a bitch). Any normal cat spends only around 1-2 months before they get adopted.

It all depends on the shelter and your area tho. Go to your shelter, meet the cats there, ask how long they've been there.
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>>2302668
There are a few near me. I was looking at their websites and non of them say anything about surrendering so I'll have to contact them directly.
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>>2302303
Whenever he starts getting rough with your hands stop interacting with him, get up, and walk away.

Also stop playing with him using your hands. Get some toys like a feather on a stick or an oven mitt if you really want to use your hands. That way he doesn't associate hands with rough play.
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Ours.
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>>2296211
>ugly shit white people buy, the picture
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Roommates cat, is obsessed with my room for some reason.
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pd: cute cats ;V
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Anyone else's kitty watch tv?
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>>2303163
Our kitten nearly launched himself at my TV while I was playing Binding of Issac. He'd follow it with his head and stretch up towards it. He's kind of grown out of it since.
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>>2296859
The number of whiskers on the left side don't match the number on the right.
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would you ever actively adopt an adult cat?

is it bad that I would only want to adopt a kitten?
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This is my new kitten friend Eva
Her bottom lip was ripped/burned off in the engine of a truck my dad had been working on. She apparently rode under the hood of the truck for something like 30 mins, which according to him doesn't end very well too often.
He couldn't keep her and I've been thinking about getting a kitten for a while anyways
She's super sweet and friendly. Always coming up and sleeping on my shoulder while I'm at the computer
This picture is from a few days ago
Her bottom lip is healing well, no signs of infection and it doesn't seem to bother her much
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>>2302225
I see, thank you.

Something else that the cat does is to drool over me when I pet him. I pet him and yeah, he likes it, -they like it, there are two cats- they close their eyes and purr and then they drool over me, like drops of saliva falling.

Sometimes they also lick me and push themselves against me, like they demand me to pet them.
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>>2302285
I feel ya.

One of my best friend's cat was diagnosed with cancer and given two weeks, she seemed like she was indeed not going to live any longer but somehow it has been over 6 months and she's still alive. Very quiet and looking really old, but still here and moving and enjoying.
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>>2303373
>would you ever actively adopt an adult cat?
Yeah

>is it bad that I would only want to adopt a kitten?
I don't think so, I think it's a bit selfish but I don't believe there's something specially wrong with it
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>>2299990
no you can't cage a cat like that. Just see if the local shelter/ humane society will take him in, if not post a free cat ad on craigs list if you're desparate
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People bitched about 2016 a lot and yes while I did lose my first cat to kidney failure, my boss gave me the drop on a litter of kittens found at his sister's house and I got two of them hoes. They seem to have Maine coon lineage. Their names are Picklepea and Pumparum.

They're easier to tell apart in person because one has a beefy body and one is skinny for no good reason.
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I adopted my cat a long time ago, but I was never quite sure what breed he is.

What breed would you say this is?
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>>2303587
No papers, no breed.
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>>2303587
I have no idea of cat breeds but he reminds me of siamese.
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>>2303588
I see, I thought he was mutt too.
But what breeds would you denote?

>>2303618
Do Siamese come in red hair?
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>>2303587
Mutt cat with flamepoints. Very pretty.
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>>2303532
Unfortunately, she passed yesterday. I was holding her while she had her last major seizure, before we went to the vet. By the time we got there, her heart and circulation had almost stopped. She was the sweetest little girl, and I'll always remember everything she did for me.
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>>2303587
Fancy way to get toxoplasmoisis

Nice cat, Needs floppier ears
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>>2297808
Buy a feeder mouse and find out!
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>>2303530
Drooling cats are cute. In my uni there was this cat everyone knew because all day, every day all he wanted was to be pet and cuddled with, while he drools liters of saliva over everyone who touches him
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>>2303587
>Fancy way to get toxoplasmoisis


What?
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Who comfy here?
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>>2303622
>Do Siamese come in red hair?
Not that I'm aware of, but maybe yours is a mix. I mean, look at that face.

Uh, I don't know, anyone else having a Jennifer Lawrence feel of that cat? But not fat.
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>>2303924
WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU COOKING
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>>2299504
If the adopted cat isn't fixed and your other cats are, that could be a reason. Otherwise, it's normal, territorial shit.
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>>2303454
Such a cutie, post more
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>>2303999
Heres a better look at her lip while she was staring at the ceiling fan
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>>2303999
>>2304011
And she fell asleep
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>>2303952
What about his face?
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>>2304077
His face looks like a mix of Siamese* with Jennifer Lawrence
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>>2304077
He has a pretty face, lad, don't get me wrong.
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>>2303984
Fish?
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I'm thinking about getting a cat as I've been very lonely lately.

How do I make sure the cat will be an affectionate one? I used to have one that ran away for weeks at a time and got into fights with other cats and never want ed attention from anyone, when I was little.I meet other cats in the wild that are very nice and want to get pets.I want one like that.

How messy are they? Is cleaning litter a big deal?

Is it expensive to get them food with real meat in it? I don't want my cat eating shitty bone meal all the time.
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How big should a 8 month old cat be anyways?
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>>2303677
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dog person who wants a cat. i have some questions.

if i get two kittens will they get littermate syndrome?

what kind of toys should i buy for the kitten? theres a lot of cat toys in the store, which ones are the best?

how to socialize kitten so it's friendly and cuddly as an adult?
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>>2304349
You don't have to get them toys
Just give them boxes, small towels, socks
anything they can toss around and pounce on
mine likes plastic bags
She can toss it and it makes lots of noise
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>>2304322
Cats vary in size. Some never end up weighing more than 6 pounds, others are 20+ as healthy adults. If you can barely feel his ribs without them poking out or the skin hugging them, he's an okay weight.

>>2304349
>if i get two kittens will they get littermate syndrome?
I've never heard of this being an issue with cats. From the ones I've seen at the shelter, they're much friendlier with each other than two randos, but they aren't any less affectionate toward people or other animals.
If you have two littermates that have been together a long time and you separate them, they seem to get kind of depressed. We had some 8 month old kitten sisters once and someone only wanted the one. Normally they were both very active and quiet, but the one they left behind cried for two days almost nonstop and was more shy and fearful after that.

>what kind of toys should i buy for the kitten? theres a lot of cat toys in the store, which ones are the best?
I have a cat wand with the interchangeable chain-type additions to the end so that I can swap them out whenever they tear up the one toy. It doesn't even need to be an actual toy. Tissue paper or grass tied to the end works just as well.
Laser pointer is good for some cats, but I always follow it up with the wand so they can play with something they can actually feel.
Scratching post is a must. You can make your own out of some wood scraps and sisal rope. The corrugated cardboard scratcher refills also work just fine laid on the ground plain.

>how to socialize kitten so it's friendly and cuddly as an adult?
Cats are pretty hit and miss with this in general. Good grooming practices seem to help, and just being affectionate in general. Training with treats would also probably help. Don't force it to be near you, though. If the cat wants to walk away, just let it.
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>>2296551
mine is the same. She licks it off because she's allergic to fleas so all it takes is one bite to set her off. I'm getting a new front door and flee treating the house. She's on a double flee treatment until then.
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>>2304349
Never heard of litter mate syndrome with cats. If you want two cats, however, get a bonded pair. Cats are very hit and miss with becoming friends with each other. My two cats still hate each other after 3 years.

The only toy I recommend is a wand toy like Da Bird. Besides that, cats will play with just about anything. One of mine loves bottle caps, for example. Lots of cats love crumbled up paper balls and old socks.

There is no way to guarantee a kitten's personality once they are done growing. The whole "the only way to guarantee a temperament is to get an adult animal" is even more true of cats than dogs. You could have the cuddliest kitten ever, and despite everything you do, it could still become an aloof asshole as an adult.

If you want to guarantee a cuddly cat, get a 3 year old or older. Cats aren't dogs and can and often do live late into their teens. Cats living into their early 20s are not unheard of.
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How to pick the perfect kitten? Female or male if I want cuddly? I want a best friend.
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advice please
my roommate is moving out at the end of february and taking her cat with her.
my cat was a kitten (about 8 or 9 months) when she and her cat moved in with us, so my cat has become quite close with this other cat.
i want to get another cat as a companion for my cat so she's not lonely.
my question is do i get a kitten or a full grown cat? i want what is best for my cat. my options are to adopt a kitten from a shelter, or adopt a co-worker's 5 year old female cat. apparently it's a good cat but they just had a baby and that means no more cat for some reason.
mine is a bit territorial and fought with the other cat a fair bit when he moved in, so i'm worried that would happen again with a full grown cat. we also babysat another cat for a few months last year and there were territory issues there as well.
i'm thinking she might feel more comfortable and maybe even motherly with a kitten, and then the kitten can learn the ways of the home from her.

pic related. mine is on the left and my roommate's is on the right.
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>>2304479
Listen to >>2304455 and get an adult if you're that concerned about it.
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>>2304487
When I was looking into it everything I read said that the best chance of the cats getting along is if the new one is of the opposite gender and "opposite age," so they're less likely to feel threatened by one another.

So in your case that would be a young male kitten.

>pic
Funny. My roommate has a black shorthair cat and I have an orange medium hair cat.
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>>2296478
You
Are
Wrong
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She's a complete cunt to my girlfriend, im not too sure why? I don't think its jealously, territorial perhaps.
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>>2304825
Goddamn she's gorgeous tho

I'd marry her instead tbqhwyf
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My cat is 9 months, neutered, male.
1. His feeding pattern is odd. Some days he's not really interested in eating at all, while other days he can't seem to get enough. He's pretty skinny.
2. He snores in his sleep. Is that normal? He's not from a flat-faced breed.
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Here's my cat. He's a pretty good cat, hardly ever bites me, and only sometimes strangles me while I sleep.
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>>2304934
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>>2304935
cute cat man
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I have a question maybe someone here can help with. I live with my brother but he resently got engaged and I'm moving out in a couple months. We have 2 cats, one each, and they are best buds.
This is a nice big house and the cats are ok, but I'd miss them and I'm the one that actually cares for them. I don't know if I should take them to a small apartment or if I should leave them here.
I've also considered taking just mine since she's really attached to me, but she'd be alone a lot and would most likely miss her friend.
What would be the best option?
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So uh
Anyone else meow at random cats they see?
Or talk to your own cats like people?
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My little buddy wont come home, my uncle came over to help with some landscaping and he clawed me when I picked him up for my uncle to pet him.
I haven't seen him since and I even checked the pound because I know at least two of my neighbors have cat traps.
Today was the first time it was open for me so I went to the pound and he wasnt there, I just home he's okay because I havent seen him since a 5or so long storm. Hopefully he's warm and safe and getting as much love as me and gf gave him but I cant stop thinking he got hit by a car or put down at the pound for just looking like a stray and not being neutered.
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>>2305323
Either someone else is taking care of him or he's fucking lady cats around the area
He's probably fine
Cars are probably spooky enough to him for him to avoid roads
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My cat is on the left.
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>>2305356
Would pet/10
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>>2305356
If your cat is on the left? Who's his friend?
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>>2305358
He is extremely fluffy
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>>2305359
My friends cat. They are pretty much in love, we give them sleep overs since they were kittens
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Can anybody give me advice on curbing my cat's aggressive behaviors around food?

He's nagging/whining/biting hours before his feeding time. He doesn't care about a squirt bottle. Putting him outside works but, in a house of four he's often back inside within 10 minutes, and if I don't keep him out there long enough he doesn't care about it. Feeding him more often made the problem even worse. I feed him twice daily, at the same times each day.

Any tips?
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>>2305363
That's beyond cute anon
>tfw no cat gf to have sleepovers with
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>>2305477
How old is he? Sounds like it might be diabetes.
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Scatty aka Scat man Johnson aka Scat the Cat
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This is muffin!
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>tfw won't have the resources to own a cat for at least three years
>tfw really want a cat now
>tfw not irresponsible enough to do that to an animal

Curse my adherence to proper animal husbandry. I just want a cuddle buddy man.
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My little dude had worms a few weeks ago and got treated for them, but he's still regurgitating his food at night. Is this normal or should I get him checked out again?
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>>2305513
He has always been like this.

He's 8.
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>>2305477
Don't feed him at the same time every day. Vary it. Same amount of food, but give it randomly during the day.

At first, ease into it. Start by varying his feeding time by 10 mins, then 20, 30, an hour, 2 hours, etc. for like a month.

This mimics natural behaviour more closely (what animal eats at set times in the wild?), and mainly will prevent him from acting in any way out of expecting food.
And more than aggresive behaviour, this could also potentially cause health issues with his stomach because his body also expects food at a set time, thus prepares for it by releasing digestive juices before any food is in, which degrades the stomach and potentially the esophagus.
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Hey guys I have a kitten who is about 4 months old now who just recently started vomiting after eating her wet food. It's only happened twice now, yesterday and the day before but I figured this was the best place to come for advice. I free feed her dry food throughout the day and she does fine with that, and after she vomits she's completely fine, acting like her crazy kitten self. I feed her fancy feast kittens and she just finished getting all her vaccines if either of those play a role.
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>>2296216
I thought it was a CRT with fire on the screen from the thumbnail.
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>>2297110
Your girlfriend lied to make you feel good when the cat likes you
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>>2297852
Your cat looks like my cat but older and wiser.
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>>2299255
desu seal lynx pointed ragdolls are gorgeous cats
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>>2296478
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>>2305558
I'll give that a try. Thank you.
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>Tfw your cat got attacked by a coyote last night
>Wake up to him limping covered in slobber and blood around his neck
>Mfw

Luckily, it isn't that bad. Just a few decent cuts around his face and neck and the bodged leg.

I'm gonna take him to the vet when they open in an hour or so.
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>>2306019
>letting your cat out unsupervised when there are coyotes out

Don't do that.
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Yes, I am cat.
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>>2296793
So handsome! Bet he fathered a bunch of handsome babies.
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>>2296885
The floofiest belly.
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>>2297920
Looks like he likes you... or just the way you taste.
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>>2299990
You can't keep a cat in a cage like that permanently! Do not keep the cat if that's your plan, give it to a shelter that can find a suited home for it where it can move freely. Seriously, DO NOT KEEP THE CAT IN A CAGE! You'll make the cat sick and miserable.
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>>2300030
Very sorry for your loss, he was a cutie. Lost my own can before Christmas from incurable heart condition. Will never stop missing her.
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>>2301877
Orientals and Siamese. They are exceptionally chatty breeds. But also - like dogs - they are very needy, so you should have more then one, especially if you work away from home.
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>>2304487
Two random female cats unfortunately rarely go along. Your best bet would be to get a young male cat.
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>>2304825
Could be that she kind of consider you her "partner", so she's feeling a bit threatened by your girlfriend. Try having your girlfriend give her treats and affection (but don't force the affection).
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My brother has a big fat fluff thats has been pissing on stuff. At first it used to be a corner in his bedroom, but now its been using the couch. It hasn't done this very often, but its enough that hes considering getting rid of the cat now. The cat is male, its fixed, and the litter box is typically clean during these incidents, so he doesnt think its because its too unsanitary for the cat.
I dont want his cat to be sent away.
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You know you want to rub this belly
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>>2305648
Call your vet or take her straight to the vet.
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>>2296793
I wanna pet that fluffy ball
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>>2296211
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7CYaiyvzXs
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Ca Ca Carat Ca Ca Carat
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>>2306261
Thats a very good looking cat
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cat
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>>2301877
Maine coons will "talk" to you. You meow at them and they meow at you.
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>>2305159
>Or talk to your own cats like people?
all the time
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>>2306328
A good tum.
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Couldn't take him with me when I moved. Mom let him out one day and he never came back. Was the scrappiest, huntingest son of a bitch cat I ever had. Killed a weasel on his lonesome.
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Not mine but a friend's. Another scrappy fuck. They got him declawed and he adapted by hooking his paws when he grabbed you. His forearms got super muscular. In the end losing his claws just meant he bit more.
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>>2296211
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>>34445898
help out this poor robot
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>>2306070
>>2306405
Thanks guys
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>>2306261
She's gorgeous
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>>2302052
My black cat talks a lot and like you said not loudly but cute. It talks to my mom whenever she comes home and it talks to whoever is feeding it canned food. She even has figured out that If I try to pet her too much, later i I am walking past her she can fake a cry that makes it sound like I stepped on her, and my mother yells at me for bothering the cat.
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my son
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>>2308406
>being framed by your cat
hahahahaha
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>Many Maine Coons have a fascination with water and some theorize that this personality trait comes from their ancestors, who were aboard ships for much of their lives.
Is it just me or does this theory make no sense?
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Hey /cat/ i recently adopted an older cat, and by adopted i mean took him from a shir owner and i saw he's got an insane amount of polyps in his ears. I'd say he's about 11 years, would this be too old to go through a surgery to help him? Most of the tine it doesn't seem like they bother him but I occasionally see him shaking his head and he doesn't like when people touch his ears
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>>2306261
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So while I was at college, my dad ruined my cats and started letting them outside.
Is it possible to make them indoor-only again or is my dad really right in the fact that they can never be happy that way any more?
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>>2296859
He isn't dropping dope my mixtape like my gurl Wildblossom
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>>2296211
I currently don't have a cat, but really wanted to adopt a senior from the shelter.

My current landlord though doesn't allow pets. He doesn't come to the rental unannounced however, and we literally pay 1,250$ a month for a two bedroom. We are very clean. I don't see why a cat would matter or cause a bunch of damage...have any of you anons gotten a cat when it wasn't allowed by the landlord?
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>>2309021
I worked for an apartment complex that didn't allow pets.

The contract said, though, that if someone had a doctor approved 'assistance animal' like for PTSD, seizures, etc. we would have to allow it. If by chance you think you have a condition that you can convince your doctor to write up a note for, I say go for it, but most landlords/doctors see through the bullshit so don't go this route lightly. This also doesn't apply everywhere.

At the place I worked on, i believe one family was approved to have an indoor cat, but then under cover of being able to blame it on that cat, 2 or 3 other ladies each suddenly had cats. The other tenants ended up formally complaining about cats everywhere and got them dealt with.

Basically, just be careful of your neighbors and don't let it roam around if you get a cat, you can probably get away with it but be prepared to part with it if someone finds out. Some people can be incredibly fast to rat you out. That's just my experience though.
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>>2309028
Thanks for the advice anon. We have one neighbor so if we get a cat I'll sure she doesn't become aware of it.
It would be an indoor cat.

I can always say, I suppose, if the landlord would find out about the cats that they are my parents and I'm watching them. We are temporarily renting. Hopefully in the next 1-2 years we will save enough for a down payment on a house.
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>>2309028
It doesn't matter if your landlord "sees through the bullshit" if you have a valid doctor's note.
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This is Erebus. Several times I've woken up with my hand or arm completely numb from him sleeping on it. Also he makes an adorable yawn/meow noise when he stretches.
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>>2309021
>damage
If you ever move out, your landlord has to repaint the walls ruined by cat grease and probably redo the floors if there were ever any accidents. It's costly and similar to the damage done by smoking inside.
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>>2309120
Cat grease?
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>>2309122
Cats like to rub on everything. It's cute, but the oils build up and leave dark streaks along wherever they pass most often.
Most people don't actually clean their walls, you're lucky if they ever vacuum. By the time they move out, that stuff is nearly impossible to get off.
Of course, you get the same problem with humans and the area around doorknobs and lightswitches. Same buildup happens there. Luckily, new plates are pretty cheap and the area is small enough to clean easily.
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>>2308981
Nah, that's bullshit. I just adopted an outdoor kitty that had a uti. He's locked up in the bathroom and a happy camper (given enough attention, anyway). Even easier if they're outdoor/indoor kitties. They might whine for a bit or whatever, but fuck 'em. I'd say that any cat that's not some feral asshole is adoptable.
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My cat's missing all but one of his front teeth despite having all of them in December and I have no idea how he lost them.
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>>2309149
Are you dense? Take him to the vet dumbass. Any animal's teeth health is representative of their overall health.
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my cat likes to drool a lot whenever i hold him. he doesn't like to be held by anyone else, and drools especially when i give him a good backscratch. is this normal behavior?

note the beads of drool
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>>2309151
I'm taking him to the vet today.
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>>2309111
he's a handsome fella
but your sheets are dirty bruh, how often do you change them? clean them, you dirtyfag
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Got a new kitten recently. His name is Ollie
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There was a flood at my parents place and half the yard basically washed away including the graves/remains of the three cats I grew up with.
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>>2309443
Cute. My cat's name is Oliver, sometimes I call him Ollie
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>>2309347
update?
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>tfw my cat of 4 years got hit by a car and died last month
I miss her. I just want to stroke her and feel her cuddling up to me at night again ;_;
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>>2309111
Love erebus!
He becomes so big...
keep posting anon
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>>2309486
Must have been terrifying when the car slammed through the side of your house.
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>>2296211
Do you like my kitty?
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Hey guys, I was wondering if you had any tips on this situation. I adopted an older cat as a favor to a friend who's family member couldn't take care of her anymore, and she finally made it to my house on Sunday night after a trip across the country. She was really scared the night she came in but she did the cat head-butt thing and let me pet her some and then I just let her do her own thing and explore the place.

It's been almost three days now and I haven't see her at all since the night she first arrived. She's been nibbling at her food but she hasn't used the litterbox. I'm starting to worry. She is not my first cat and I know they need a lot of time to adjust (she's been through a LOT over the past few weeks), but I would just like to know if she's not sick or stuck somewhere.

I got some live cat grass and catnip this morning to try to lure her out but still nothing. She's 14 years old so I'm worried she's not adjusting well.
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>>2309486
If you loved her so much then why did you let her leave the house?
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>>2309156
I had an outdoor cat that did the same shit, but she was a weirdo so I'm not sure it's normal behavior.
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>>2306432
This is the best declawed story I've ever heard.
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>>2304321
Older ones from shelters are generally very affectionate and grateful you've gotten them out of there. Try to get to know the cat at the shelter before you adopt them.

Kittens are hit or miss and can totally grow up to have shitbag personalities. An old cat is not gonna change.

Cats aren't really that messy in my experience. Establish a scratching post or tree early on to ensure your furniture survives (probably). Cleaning out litterboxes is easy as, check once a day change out the litter once ever courple weeks depending on how hard your cat is shitting.

Canned food is sort of expensive but it's not out of my budget as a college student working part time, but I also live really cheaply. The biggest expenses are vet visits and flea medicine.

Also cats are great and will cure loneliness in a fucking second, but prepare to become a NEET if you're at risk. Dogs will force you to be more social.
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>>2309480
Vet said it can happen with senior cats if they bite on anything hard and to keep watching him to see if he has pain eating. He seems to be eating fine but I feel really bad about him missing all but one of his top teeth. His side and canine teeth are just fine but this is one of those scary reminders that he's getting old and won't be around forever.
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>>2309512
Yeah
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While back I took in a stray who grew to love me
He was very squinty etc
Brought him to the vet
Treated his eyes for something ( forgetting the name )
His eyes cleared up a good bit but he had a corneal ulcer ( this also cleared up)
And for a while he was better
More recently he has developed entropions in both lower kids and while he doesn't seem to be in pain I feel terrible for him and want to get this fixed

Anyone have experience with this ?
Thinking a surgery may have to be done to fix it

Fuck I feel like a shitty owner since I haven't gotten it done yet but I don't have thousands of dollars to throw at the vet to make it go away
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Rate my cat please. Her name is nutmeg and she is 7 months old. She only has one eye.
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>>2305558

Cats aren't supposed to be fed at precise hours.

It should always had a full bowl, and it will come 20 times a day pick one or two bites out of it.

It's the natural cats eating pattern to eat like that in nature.

If you cat was fed at precise hours before, it might take some times before he understands that he's no longer being fucked and that he can now eat like he sees fit.

During a week or so he's gonna stuff his face like a retard and vomit because he'll still be in the old "EAT WHEN YOU CAN CAUSE THE HOOMAN DOESNT GUARANTEE A DECENT SUPPLY". Once he understands he'll have food nonstop, he'll go back to it's original way and be a healthier, happier cat.

#StopFeedingCatsAtPreciseHours
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>>2309730
why does she only have one eye?
She's a qt btw
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roommate's cat
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>>2309730
>>2309789
She was born with a very bad infection that spread to her eye. In order to stop the infection they had to remove her eye. She is much better now although she sometimes falls when jumping due to lack of depth perception.
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Rate my girls
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>cat is an asshole
>falls off my 5th floor balcony because he's retarded
>I go and get him
>he's a good boy now and wants to be pet all the time

I feel bad for him. What a dumbass.
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>>2300030
RIP Dexter

sorry for your loss anon ;_;
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>>2309730
qt
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>>2309824
gorgeous

is the one on the right a specific breed?
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>>2309859
They're stray sisters, caught in my yard one year apart. Same gray tabby mom both times and presumably the same Siamese mix tom (there's only one in the neighborhood). I guess you could call her a colorpoint shorthair but she's basically just a moggy with some lucky genetics.

https://youtu.be/WKrf61VvOas
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I'm curious, with all the hate on Royal Canin, with all the hate on dry cat food, and all the hate for some of the cheap ingredients in Royal Canin, is there another brand of cat food I could feed them that would work just as well?

My cats have been fed only wet/canned food their entire lives and 2 of the 3 got UTIs regardless. They've been on SO for 2 years and it's been great. They love it. But is there a better brand I could feed them that works like SO?
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slightly old pic of my very old (15-16) cat

vet told me she'd be dead from bowel cancer 2 years ago, still no signs of slowing down
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>>2309875
good finds, lucky you

I always find myself loving moggy mixes which is annoying because you can't necessarily find one that easily

that said i know I shouldn't choose based on their look, it's got to be all about the character first
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>>2309828
I mean he's probably literally cat retarded now
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>>2296211
Hi i make tutorial on how to do abortion on cat

https://youtu.be/GgOtg7MLcfk
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>>2309897
Soon anon. It will happen like a brick through your window.
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One of the last photos of my little buddy. 19 years
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>>2309969
beautiful, sorry for your loss ;_;
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>>2309821
ow, poor thing
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>>2309824
beautiful/10
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She does this to herself
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>>2310581
Would order a drink for

My ex-roommates cat, Pippa. She was a bitch but we all loved her.
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Both my cats died this year. They were qts though.
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>>2301882
We try, but they keep getting dogs for themselves
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>>2296802
I remember one time our family cat was sneezing a lot over a day or so.
After a while my mum noticed something sticking out of his nose about a centimetre, so she went to get a tissue.
She pulled a 4-inch blade of grass out of his nose.

My cat's a dumbass.
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>>2310835
Also, his name's Freddie.
We got him from a shelter ~11 years ago (he wasn't very old, so we think he's around that age) with his sister Cleo who was a tabbie.
Given she looked entirely unlike him, we just assume he's a complete mutt.
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>>2310577
Does she actually roll herself up in a burrito? That's adorable
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>>2309730
What does her eye socket look like? in the pic it just looks covered in fur but that seems weird. Not entirely sure why I want to know this.

Also badass/10
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>>2309780
Not all cats are like that though. My cat cannot control himself around food. He was an exferal, and I think that's why. If I left a bowel out for him at all times he would be massive.
>>2309824
Adorbz
>>2309897
Wooo! I hope she remains healthy
>>2309969
Wow 19 years old. That's a pretty long life. Good job at keeping him healthy.
>>2310787
Cute markings...have the same shark bed. My cat is too big for it. He uses it as a pillow
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I really need help.

Every night, my 10 month old cat taps or scratches on the door and meows. This behavior persists after being flung/thrown away from the door, sprayed with ice water, and screamed at. She does this for hours every night, and if she is locked out of the room she does it to the other side of the door. Whenever she does is it I get out of bed to stop her, which is every 30 seconds to 2 minutes for about 3-5 hours a night. I have to sleep with the lights on so that I can stop her quicker. This is tearing my life apart and I lose about 2 hours of sleep to this every school night. If she doesn't stop I will have to kill her.

What can I do to stop this behavior? I tried nailing a heavy blanket to the wall but that just muffles the sound and I have to pry the nails out whenever I exit the room. As I type this I have just given up after 3 hours and gone to sleep in the bathroom. My brother still has to deal with the garbled meowing and tapping.
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Lads, there's a cat outside my friend's apartment who doesn't seem to belong to anyone. I only say this because it's freezing cold outside and it keeps trying to get into people's apartments, and there isn't a collar on it or food out or anything.

I've never owned a pet before but I'm starting to feel a lot of compassion towards this guy and I might take him in. What do I need to know about raising my first cat and how I should cat-proof my apartment?
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>>2310581
Shit nigga those are some cute ladies.
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>>2310939
yeah, we will lay out that blanket and she will grab one end and roll to the other... it is funny to watch I will see if I can get it on video and post it here one day
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>>2311137
>reading posts made seething with rage in the middle of the night
But seriously this cat needs to be stopped
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Is it morally wrong to slap my cats butt if she really likes it?
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>>2311288
yes
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