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Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 10th, 2019, 6:25 am
by ISayMoo
Why only hunter-gatherer and not the later several thousand years (at least) of more complex agricultural society?

Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 10th, 2019, 9:32 am
by katastrofa
I'd say that the instinct survived those several *hundred* (a.k.a. at least) thousand years. I've read it forgot where.

Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 13th, 2019, 6:33 pm
by katastrofa
I need to choose the name for my cat girl (to put it in her passport, before she can come to live with me). She's from Egypt, picked from the street in Cairo. I'd be grateful for suggestions :-)

Goose (from Egyptian goose) is the only thing that comes to my mind so far :-(

Other options:
Amina (from Amina Abaza, the founder of the animal welfare movement in Egypt) - or Mozart's Pamina from Zauberloete
Interesting, to put it politely: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYokHv3c618
Pati (from Hypatia, ancient Egyptian mathematician), like Pati Smitth
Zora (from Zora Neale Hurston, the black anthropologist - also because Homo Sapiens with their Felis Sapiens on their side emerged from Africa through Neale, don't try to deneale it!)

Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 13th, 2019, 9:21 pm
by bearish
How about Sphinxie? Bastet would also be quite traditional - cat goddess, daughter of Ra and Isis. If all else fails, there is always Egyptian Cat Names.

Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 13th, 2019, 9:34 pm
by katastrofa
That's fantastic! Thank you!
Mau sounds interesting too - an Egyptian way of commemorating one of my favourite actresses and movies, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany - Holly's cat's name was Cat :-)

Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 15th, 2019, 4:07 am
by Alan
Cleokatra

Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 15th, 2019, 10:06 am
by katastrofa
I like all the names! I should bring more cats from Egypt (which is a really nasty place when it comes to - non-existent - animal welfare :-() .

Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 18th, 2019, 10:54 pm
by tw
That's fantastic! Thank you!
Mau sounds interesting too - an Egyptian way of commemorating one of my favourite actresses and movies, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany - Holly's cat's name was Cat :-)
If it was a boy cat you could go with Chairman Mau

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Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 19th, 2019, 12:06 am
by katastrofa
She has to travel to the UK through Germany. Hopefully she won't decide that her name is Mein Purrer.

Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 19th, 2019, 1:25 am
by bearish
This sounds like a rather complicated and, dare I say, expensive proposition.

Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 19th, 2019, 1:33 am
by katastrofa
Seriously. That's the only way to avoid the quarantine. I'd personally prefer the quarantine to Huns, but I trust people who organise such adoptions that it's better for the cat. There's a steadily growing animal welfare/community project behind it - not just a crazy lady who wants another Egyptian cat :-)

Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 19th, 2019, 9:58 am
by ISayMoo
Are they going to put her in a catcentration camp?

Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 19th, 2019, 10:50 am
by tw
Seriously. That's the only way to avoid the quarantine. I'd personally prefer the quarantine to Huns, but I trust people who organise such adoptions that it's better for the cat. There's a steadily growing animal welfare/community project behind it - not just a crazy lady who wants another Egyptian cat :-)
Quarantine seems a bit pointless. Toxoplasma gondii is found in up to 50% of the human population. We are all unwitting slaves of the feline
overlords. :)

Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 19th, 2019, 12:23 pm
by ISayMoo
It's about rabies.

Re: All about Cats

Posted: July 19th, 2019, 1:59 pm
by katastrofa
Rabbies enter at their own risk. Did you know that during WW2 Germany had the strictest animal welfare laws at the time. Simultaneously they were exploiting and experimenting on Jews (as they now continue to do to other primates at Max Planck Institute), and killing dogs of those Jews with all due care to limit suffering (Jewish animals had to die because they were "contaminated" - strangely, the Jewish money and valuables, golden teeth included, weren't).
I could install cat spies in Egypt, who would melt in the homeless crowd. They could search for the arts stolen from Eastern Europe and Jews during the quarantine. Imagine a cat found Raphael's "Portrait of a young man"!