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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-17-2011, 09:39 PM
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he is so adorable! You have a real addict on your hands according to that video.
Make sure you keep us posted on how he's doing
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Thanks :) I put that mouse toy on the counter while I was cleaning last night, as a matter of fact, and he sniffed it out and brought it to his play blanket (that purple one I put on the floor for him) and he was literally trying to kill it! Stepping on one end and tearing it apart with his teeth as if it was a real mouse!! He's some bad. My sister and her daughter might come up while we're in Hali and I don't know if I stressed it enough but of my niece wants to play with Oliver she better expect to bleed a bit! He's SO not a child friendly cat.. And that makes me glad we got him rather than the SPCA or someone off the street bc I'm afraid he would have been euthanized.
He's certainly not feral! Not in any way, he just likes to play rough. He was an outside hunter for a good part of his life so in time he should calm down. We love him anyway :)

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I've got at least two who are not child-friendly. When they're in a mood, they're not people-friendly, period. It happens and I do feel sorry for those SPCA cats, especially the older ones who can't help their aggressive tendencies and who won't be adopted because they're not kittens. For those kitties, I suspect someone played with them too rough when they were kittens and then got rid of them when they grew into aggressive cats. Sadly, my cousin did that to one of his cats. I like to think it was before he knew better because he's had his current cats for a while and his 8 year old daughter loves them.
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Absolutely. People think it's hilarious to maul kittens. But it can be tough to know when the kitten has had enough rough play. My sister's cat was handled roughly and intentionally scared and stomped at repeatedly when he was young but strangly enough he grew to like it.. o>o My dog at the time responded to Illusion's bad behaviour by tackling him to the ground. Illusion eventually began to be bad so the dog would chase him and tackle him! It was hilarious. I have a YT vid of when he used to lie on the floor so Coco would get him.. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfnfX...08AUAAAAMgAjAA He grew up like that from the rough handling.. Anyway, I'm in tears now. Coco was such a chunk :( And I miss him.

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Was that Illusion making growls in the background? Ohmigosh, what a handsome big cat he was!

Our friend's cat Stretch is like that with her poodle. He baits her until she pulls him around by his tail. And when he's had enough, SWAT!
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oh god. that was Coco moaning!! Illusion is even bigger now!! This is when he lived with me, when my sister took him to live with her he ballooned up on free feeding! He's a sturdy cat. I would have liked to keep him around ^.^ He didn't attack my bunnies like a certain Mr. Oliver :/

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Coco is an interesting sounding dog. Literally. XD Illusion really is a handsome guy. I love the tufts of fur on his hind feet.

I know the perils of free feeding well. That's why I have 6 indoor cats who resemble blimps. But if I try scheduled feeding and pick up the dishes, one of them claws the furniture and I get yelled at.
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You should have heard the sounds coming from Coco when we tried to kennel train him! He had claustrophobia and severe separation anxiety. The sounds were alien! Poor thing. Honestly. Medication didn't work long on him either. I miss him even though he was suffering so bad. :(
I hear ya! We got Ollie used to free feeding since when we took him in he was so skinny.. Now we cannot sleep with him in the room so when he's lonely and wants food in the peak of dawn he runs down the hall and I'm pretty sure throws himself into the door trying to open it O.o

Loosh's furry feet, always a favorite among his fans ^.^ He used to run down the hall and slide, he had it to a T, the exact moment to stop and slide so he wouldn't hit the wall and could casually walk into the living room. Cats are the best aren't they!!

Oh, also, since it went way off topic. Oliver's diarrhea has subsided. He is back to solids xD

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Hurray for Oliver! I'm glad the little furball is feeling much better. :)

Lucky for Illusion. None of my cats have yet mastered that art and unfortunately for them, the whole house is hard surfaces. Not a stitch of carpeting anywhere (my parents' idea). I must admit I take perverse enjoyment watching their little feet scrabble for traction as they try to round a corner at full speed. And it gets worse if my mom has decided to dust. She seriously shouldn't be allowed to use Pledge because she's going to kill a cat (or me) one of these days. *scurry scurry sliiiiiiiip whooooooaaaaa crash* I honestly think our cats need little helmets some days.
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Aw!!! It is fun to watch them go!! I totally agree with the no-carpet (miniscule spiders that you cannot see o.o ) so let the cats fly! And you have 5?! Keep them all in one room and then open canned food, open the door and watch them scramble down the house to get to it first! And videotape! muwaahahaahaahaa

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