Cat owners

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by it5five, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. it5five macrumors 65816

    it5five

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    One of my cats loves to play catch with me. He'll walk up to me with one of his mice in his mouth and drop it in front of me and start meowing. If I throw it he'll run and get it and bring it right back. He can do this all night.

    Does anyone else's cat do this or any other weird things?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Many years ago, we had a cat that could open some doors in the house by leaping and pulling the door handle down.

    He was run over by a car because he also had this stupid habit of sitting in the middle of the road outside the house at night; not a good idea when you're jet-black.
     
  3. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    My cat walks on a leash outside and can sit, liedown and shake paw on command (most of the time).

    He will also drag his brush to me when he wants to be groomed. and very rarely will carry his empty bowl to my computer desk and whack my ankles with it to let me know he is hungry.

    He also lies on my messed up ankle when it hurts and I can use his warm tummy as a foot rest then. He is a big cat 25lbs and the size of a Cocker Spaniel.
     
  4. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    Little sponge balls from PetSmart, painted like soccer balls. They are about the size of a golf ball. My cat will drop one in front of me, I'll throw it and he'll tear off after it. Brings it back every time until he's had enough, then he just plops onto his side.

    Never saw a cat play fetch before I got Gizmo.
     
  5. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    One of my cats uses the human toilet to go potty. :D

    I didn't "teach" her or anything formal like. I mean, they (both cats) frequently follow me into the bathroom but still...

    One day I was home alone and heard, well, an odd water tinkling sound. Worried that someone had somehow broken in, I snuck towards the sound-- which was coming from my bathroom.

    Peeked in.

    There she was crouched, all four paws on the seat, bottom hovering, and sure enough, a steady little stream! :D She looked annoyed with me.

    She's done it since, but not everyday and not all that routinely.

    Still, if I hear a slight tinkling, I can't help but to grin.
     
  6. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    My cat also plays fetch with me like a dog, but with little balls, not with mice. She also sleeps on my shoulder.
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    He-he... one of my Mother's old cats used to do this, until he fell off the roof three stories up, hitting a cast iron railing on the way down and breaking his hip. He was never quite the same after that, and his favourite past time after that was sitting on the kitchen sink and watching the water trickle...

    Another of my mother's cats, the one living with us now on his old days, eats just about everything... I once fed him broccoli of the dinner table and he ate it. He's also crazy about chocolate, and comes to beg whenever we eat that.

    My first cat's mother could do that... awesome to look at. My current cat, Shiva, is very poor with regular doors: he has developed a very nice technique to open sliding doors (of which we have two), but he then thinks all doors are sliding doors, and cannot get a regular door open for the life of him, even when there's a crack open...

    I had a grey cat, actually the brother of my mother's cat living with us now, that also had a bad habit of not understanding the dangers of the road: He used to like chasing leafs and stuff out in the road, not too smart in a 50 km/h zone when you're the same colour as the road... my mother's cat actually witnessed it and is still terrified of cars, almost 15 years later...
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Iago plays catch also, very similarly to how you describe it. With mice predominantly.

    The toilet thing is too cute... When I first got Iago, he'd really miss me when I was in the bathroom, so I'd leave the door open if I was home alone. in the morning, he'd want to come in and use the litter box while I was using the toilet. lol.... nutty cat.
     
  9. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Our cat will touch you on the face when it wants petting, and sits up at the table to eat.
     
  10. iSaint macrumors 603

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    We had a cat who would play fetch as well.

    We also had a cat that would put his paw into a glass of milk or water that was too low to reach with his mouth, dip the paw and lick it repeatedly.
     
  11. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Most of our cats does that... they've seem to have learned it from eachother... it all started with my old cat, Einstein, who didn't like to stick his head in with other cats when they were fed collectively, used to sit on the side and scoop up some food with his paw and bring the food to his mouth that way. All the cats we've had since have used that technique, in one form or another, to reach hard-to-get food or drink (and especially my girlfriend's milk glasses, to her great annoyance :D).
     
  12. letsgorangers macrumors 6502

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    My cat will walk around the apartment with a toy in her mouth, howling. It sounds funny because she's got something in her mouth. Then she'll jump on the bed and drop it on my head. If I am not in bed, she just leaves them all over the bed for me.

    She will meow at me if I so much as look at her with my mouth open.

    When I go to bed at night, she sleeps on the other half of the pillow.
     
  13. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    Mine has a strange fascination with Japanese movies.

    At first I thought it was the subtitles, but he's not interested when I watch anything else with them, although he does like it when my girlfriend talks Danish to him.

    Long on beauty, short on brains sadly.
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Cat or girlfriend? :eek:
     
  15. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    my cat plays fetch all the time

    and he can walk on a leash

    and he can shake a paw
     
  16. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    The cat. Obviously :eek:
     
  17. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I have a talker, too. My first cat as a bachelor was very talkative. When they're hungry, they all talk.

    Had two of these. Both died untimely deaths. Why is it all the coolest cats die young?
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    :D
     
  19. letsgorangers macrumors 6502

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    I have had Lily since I was 10 or 11. We went to go get a siamese and I fell in love with the tiniest little kitty. The breeder pulled by parents aside and told them that this particular kitten was born with only half a diaphragm/lungs/ribs. He said if they bought a kitten from him, then I could have the sickly one for free (how kind). Anyway, my parents let me have the cat. The first time we took her to the vet, he chided my parents for buying their kid a cat that was going to die very soon. Not only did she not die, but she is around 12 years old now! When she was little, she'd wear out very easily, so I'd just carry her around everywhere. She's a wonderful cat.
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    mine will play fetch too.
    but he loves crumpled paper balls, and the rings you get from gallons of milk.
    and he'll start hitting my glasses if he thinks its my bed time
    and he tries to groom me sometimes too.
     
  21. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    That's the correct answer.

    Never know when the GF might sign up on MR...
     
  22. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    She already has :eek: ,although she hasn't posted in a long while.
     
  23. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    We got Indie at about six months old. At the time her meow was a silent "Kah". We thought it was cute and that me might actually have a quite cat. That changed soon enough. Now we often can't get her to shut up!
     
  24. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Iago got a lot more vocal around one year, also. He was very quiet as a baby. Now he's on a diet, and god does he whine for an hour before mealtime. :rolleyes: :D
     
  25. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Living in the sticks, I have a cat door so Ms. Hunter can come and go as she pleases. She brought me a "toy" one summer night, 2:30 in the morning coming into my bedroom, kinda huffing and puffing and making that funny noise so I knew she had something in her mouth. I went to turn on the light as she jumped up on the bed and she dropped her massive prize on the bed: a 12" grass snake, apparently unharmed and not really very happy.

    I grabbed Mr. Lucky Twister with one hand and the cat with the other and took them both downstairs pronto! Dropped the cat off in the bathroom temporarily, closing the door, then took the snake outside and tossed it into the grass, then closed up that damn cat door and instituted new rules for carefree summer living: cat comes in by 10pm or stays outside all night!
     

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