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
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.
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=sfnfXkRm1iA&feature=g-upl&context=G2cc6708AUAAAAMgAjAA He grew up like that from the rough handling.. Anyway, I'm in tears now. Coco was such a chunk And I miss him.
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 :/
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
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
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.
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
8. 2 live outdoors. One refuses to stay indoors and the other technically belongs to the neighbor but lives at our place. Then we have 1 who goes outdoors during the day so he's skinny, and the rest are chubbers.
Haha! cats on a hardwood or laminate floor.... I can't tell you how often my cat has galloped (full on you'd swear it was a horse gallop) down the hall into the kitchen and come to a screeching stop, doing a full 180.
I love the cat gallop. Whoever said cats were silent never listened to one run. My favorite is when my cats go tearing down the hall and try to make the right turn into my room but end up facefirst into the cupboard at the end of the hall. *scrabbble screech BANG!* And usually one is chasing the other so it's like a train pileup into the side of a mountain. *scrabbble screech BANG! scrabble screech BANG!*
Come to think of it, if my cats had some minor brain damage, I wouldn't be surprised. It would account for a lot of their goofy behavior.
Of course, watching a cat in need of a claw trim try to get his paw unstuck from carpeting is kinda amusing too.
My favorite is when my cat goes full speed down the tiled hallway, landing and bouncing halfway up the frame of the bedroom door ("Parkour" style) to make the turn into my bedroom. Come to think of it, I bet cats were the original inspiration for the sport of Parkour.
Awww, my mom's old cat was a polydactyl. 6 toes on one hind foot.
One of mine managed to break off part of her fang by repeatedly bouncing off the screen door. She was hysterical because she saw another cat outside so she charged the screen, bounced off and did a backward somersault, came to her feet and did it all over again . . . several times. Some time later she went into the vet for her checkup and the vet noticed she was missing the tip of her right fang. She's an emotional cat, this one.
I'm an animal health technician so I can maybe help. If you think he has a blockage (urinary blockage) go to the vet RIGHT NOW. That condition is extremely urgent and he needs veterinary help right away.
Signs of blockage can be: -difficulty to urinate, urinating outside of litterbox, less active, painful abdomen because the bladder is distended.
If it's just diarrhea and vomitting, it might be because of the worms. To get rid of a big worm infestation, he need deworming medication for a couple of months and monthly analysis of his feces which can be done at your vet clinic. For the diarrhea you might want to try a gastrointestinal diet that can be bought at any vet clinic. It really works.
If you have any doubts, you can always call your vet clinic and they'll be happy to answer your questions or give you an appointment.