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Crazy Things that Cat Lovers Do

 
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People who love cats have the biggest hearts!  

Behind every great person, there is a great cat!



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I like the first picture, I SWEAR my last house had a big sign out front in cat language that said "Sucker, will feed ANYBODY that looks pathetic!"
 
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Probably about a year ago, we set up my massage table in the living room to use for it's intended purpose. I imagined it would be put away shortly after use. But before we did, the cat discovered it and decided it was her favorite basking spot. So naturally, we've been moving it back and forth everyday since so that she can have her "bed" and we can still use our tiny living space (about 11' by 17' for both living room and bedroom).
 
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Crazy things cat owners do? Hmmm let’s see:

* Sit uncomfortably for ages through hunger/boredom/lack of caffeine or a full bladder because the cat is comfy on your lap and you don’t want to upset them by moving.

* Talk to the cat as if they are human, including filling in their half of the conversation.

*Accidentally on purpose getting cat to attack your partner’s ankles  for your own amusement😁

*Smiling smugly when your cat very clearly demonstrates their preference for you over your partner - and being kinda jealous if they seem to prefer him!

 
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Back at my first house years ago, I had 2 cats and noticed the feral cats would wander by to look in the patio door at them. So I put out a water bowl for them and yada yada yada, I had 5 feral cats sleeping in a dog house on the back porch with food and water bowls nearby. Had to put my foot down one night when I looked out the window to see several cats curled up on the pillow and blanket (they were worn out already, I swear) in the dog house, watching as a raccoon twice their size was munching on the food, dipping it in the water. So food was put out in the morning only after that.

I did come across a cool non profit called Cat Snip, where they give you a humane trap and you take the cats to the vet to be spayed/neutered and paid by a voucher from the non profit. If they were too wild to adopt they come back with you and released so you don't create a vacuum that other cats would fill. So I had 4 of 5 that returned with me and were still there when I sold and moved out of state, I felt bad leaving them "all on their own". But at least they didn't have to also raise more feral kittens afterwards.
 
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IF you are feeding outdoor kitties, I highly recommend NEVER leaving food out for longer than 30mins. Pet food is notorious for attracting everything from birds (crows, etc.), rodents and of course Raccoons and other animals.

As the previous poster noted, Raccoons and cats generally get on with no issues, as they are strictly defensive creatures. In my almost 30 yrs of dealing with "problem" raccoons, the only time there was an issue was when the Cat was extremely territorial, and attacked everything that entered their "zone".

My foster kitten, 1 day after release from 3mths in isolation (due to a VERY challenging, virulent, and resistant, ringworm fungal infection that also infected me, the spouse, ALL 11 dogs...). Click on the small pic on the lower right to avoid downloading. It is 4 mins of boxing and wrestling, and quite humorous!  https://share.icloud.com/photos/0AQd1BCIpcZXVPL3JZwJydxVQ

 
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And buries their nose in the pile of kitten faces!!!
 
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