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Re: All about Cats

March 1st, 2019, 7:22 pm

My cats are an endless disappointment to me. Instead of being imposing beasts, they are rarely rampant or salient.  They do a bit
of Sejant erect when fighting each other but spend most of their time as couchant or dormant. And the boy cat spends a lot of time pascuant.

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Re: All about Cats

March 1st, 2019, 8:08 pm

And the pussy boat
 
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Re: All about Cats

March 3rd, 2019, 8:06 am

Social interaction, food, scent or toys? A formal assessment of domestic pet and shelter cat (Felis silvestris catus) preferences
[...] it is still common belief that cats are not especially sociable or trainable. This disconnect may be due, in part, to a lack of knowledge of what stimuli cats prefer, and thus may be most motivated to work for. The current study investigated domestic cat preferences at the individual and population level using a free operant preference assessment. Adult cats from two populations (pet and shelter) were presented with three stimuli within each of the following four categories: human social interaction, food, toy, and scent. Proportion of time interacting with each stimulus was recorded. The single most-preferred stimulus from each of the four categories were simultaneously presented in a final session to determine each cat’s most-preferred stimulus overall. Although there was clear individual variability in cat preference, social interaction with humans was the most-preferred stimulus category for the majority of cats, followed by food. This was true for cats in both the pet and shelter population.
 
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Re: All about Cats

March 3rd, 2019, 3:37 pm

My cats favourite positions:

"don't let her work"
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and "rub me on the belly and I'll scratch and bite you to blood in return"
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Re: All about Cats

March 3rd, 2019, 9:01 pm

are you sure position #2 isn't showing deference to the alpha cat?
My cats favourite positions:

"don't let her work"
F2CCD9A2-0E6A-4EAB-8411-C4539FD7A3BD.jpeg


and "rub me on the belly and I'll scratch and bite you to blood in return"
532A4F5C-3BF6-4C49-86FC-1A88B833BB2A.jpeg
 
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Re: All about Cats

March 3rd, 2019, 9:33 pm

are you sure position #2 isn't showing deference to the alpha cat?
My cats favourite positions:

"don't let her work"
F2CCD9A2-0E6A-4EAB-8411-C4539FD7A3BD.jpeg


and "rub me on the belly and I'll scratch and bite you to blood in return"
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That's what she wants you to think.
 
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Re: All about Cats

March 8th, 2019, 7:52 pm

One of my cats has learnt to use a fax to call me - at night to come downstairs and serve them. I was woken up tonight by the ringing, came down to check what was going only to find my cat running to me to play. She did it again during the day using a different button - for hugging.
 
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Re: All about Cats

March 9th, 2019, 10:59 am

They did it again today early morning. Food ring.
 
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Re: All about Cats

March 9th, 2019, 12:24 pm

The 90’s called. They want their fax machine back.
 
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Re: All about Cats

March 9th, 2019, 3:28 pm

They can have it back, but only in a package with the 21st century cybercrime.
 
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Re: All about Cats

March 12th, 2019, 11:33 pm

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Re: All about Cats

March 19th, 2019, 4:38 pm

 
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Re: All about Cats

March 20th, 2019, 9:09 am

Fake mews: 'Brexit' the cat was a joke, French minister says

https://www.rte.ie/news/newslens/2019/0 ... t-the-cat/


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Re: All about Cats

March 20th, 2019, 10:35 am

An attempt at a joke, strictly speaking.
 
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Re: All about Cats

March 20th, 2019, 10:45 am

An attempt at a joke, strictly speaking.
Too late to say that. It was biting satire in the true Molière style. Many people didn't get it.

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