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General Discussion / Re: I want the cold weather!
« Last post by DeeDee on November 10, 2017, 12:21:11 PM »
Yeah. I wouldn't be wishing for that either!   funny2 funny2 funny2
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General Discussion / Re: I want the cold weather!
« Last post by Middle Child on November 10, 2017, 08:38:25 AM »
You know the saying "Be careful what you wish for"

Well here is what we've got today.  Mazy cat and I have been to the vet and back, safe and sound, the roads are slippery and visibility is poor during the snow squalls.  Two weeks ago I made an appointment to get the snow tires on.  Tomorrow.  funny2

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Dog Chatter / Re: Dad turns to puddle of tears after receiving a puppy
« Last post by DeeDee on November 10, 2017, 08:33:45 AM »
I saw this yesterday. It's a killer.
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Dog Chatter / Dad turns to puddle of tears after receiving a puppy
« Last post by Pookie on November 09, 2017, 10:45:37 PM »
This made me cry . . . what a beautiful card they gave the new Dad, too.  How sweet!

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/dad-turns-puddle-tears-receiving-puppy-185203589--abc-news-pets.html

Edit:  I posted this before I actually watched the video.  Now I'm a mess!  Watch with a box of tissues, it's so heartwarming.  (And while he's sobbing, I kept saying, "Just give him the puppy!  Forget the card, just GIVE HIM THE PUPPY!")
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General Discussion / Really Crazy Cat Toy
« Last post by DeeDee on November 09, 2017, 06:03:18 PM »
This thing is amazing.



When you go to their FB page, they also have fish for them to play with--the pinned post at top:

https://www.facebook.com/amazinglycat/

When I went to their website, they have kicking toys too, except they're catnip filled fish.
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Specific Cat Behavior
« Last post by Middle Child on November 09, 2017, 05:31:46 PM »
Yeah, I meant to say I make my version of those things, I call it the hug-n-kick.  Every cat I've ever made one for loves it. :) Glad to know the one I made for your kids is still holding up Lola.
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Specific Cat Behavior
« Last post by Lola on November 09, 2017, 05:15:21 PM »
Ours all bunny kick ONE toy.  One MC gave them. 
A few will bunny kick a human hand, if one touches their tummy.  Sometimes that also involves teeth and claws.  lol 
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Specific Cat Behavior
« Last post by Pookie on November 09, 2017, 04:59:04 PM »
Pookie used to do that, with certain toys.  I called it the Bunny Kick.  That's how I knew he REALLY liked that toy.  It was play behavior, but like MC said, I'm sure it has it's roots in hunting/defense, as (almost) all play does.
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Specific Cat Behavior
« Last post by DeeDee on November 09, 2017, 04:26:30 PM »
Thank you! It was bugging me b/c I knew there had to be some kind of reason all of them were doing that, but I just couldn't figure it out since I don't see dogs doing that.
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Specific Cat Behavior
« Last post by Middle Child on November 09, 2017, 03:53:40 PM »
It's hunting behavior, firstly, and defensive behavior secondly.  Cats are both hunters (predators) and hunted (prey).

They might be able to kill a mouse with a quick neck breaking shake but a rabbit would take more effort, for example.

 In defense if attacked and unable to flee (first reaction) a cat would strike out with claws, if knocked down could roll over and strike with back claws while protecting his or her tender underside.

In the case of play though, I would say it is instinctive hunting behavior.  Honing skills. :)
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