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Let's See Your Cats!!!

Discussion in 'Pets' started by Markcal, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Sep 2, 2016 at 4:08 PM
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    Markcal

    Markcal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have seen a thread "Lets See Your Dogs" and loved the idea, but I don't have the time to properly care for one myself, so I thought I would start a thread "Lets See Your Cats", to also honor our best friends too.

    This is my cat Buddy and he found me taking in my groceries one winter's night, when it was about 4 degrees outside with a foot and a half of snow too. I figured by the time I brought my groceries inside Buddy would be gone, but little did I know this stray cat would not only find a place in my home but also in my heart forever.

    Buddy passed away 3 years ago from cancer and it's kind of ironic, because he was there with me when my mother passed away from breast cancer and my father from lung cancer, after they both fought long battles. What I remember most about Buddy, was him sitting on my front windowsill taking in all the sights, sounds, and especially smells, as you can see in the first picture.
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  2. Sep 2, 2016 at 4:09 PM
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    Glad Buddy was there for you. What breed of cat was he?
     
  3. Sep 2, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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    I don't have a cat because my wife is allergic, but they can be pretty awesome! That was a great story about Buddy, and it sucks that animals don't live as long as we do. I know he helped you as much as you helped him. Here's to Buddy :cheers:
     
  4. Sep 2, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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    Markcal

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    Buddy is a long haired Tuxedo and I may be biased, but I think his breed are the smartest cats around.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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    My cat kitten after he helped wash my truck
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  6. Sep 2, 2016 at 4:19 PM
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    Markcal

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    I appreciate those comments and in my opinion, God sent an angle down to help me get through a very difficult period in my life. Buddy was the best and I agree with you about them having such a short time with us.
     
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  7. Sep 2, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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    Good thread idea. I'll join in.

    Much like yourself, I am gone too much to properly care for a dog, so my wife and I got two cats just over 3 years ago. Both came from a feral mother, but have been great pets. The smaller grey one is pretty much a dog though because she follows me everywhere, greets me at the door, and basically comes when I call her.

    8 Weeks Old
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    2 Years Old
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    Current - Bean
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  8. Sep 2, 2016 at 4:24 PM
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    I remember having a cat like yours growing up, so thanks for bring back great memories. Your cat looks so relaxed-- :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Sep 2, 2016 at 4:46 PM
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    One thing I wished was that Buddy had another cat to hang with, so next time a will try to find another stray cat or adopt 2 from a shelter, so they can play around together. Your pictures look so professional, I wish Buddy's were so well taken and with that quality. :thumbsup:

    P.S. Great names!!
     
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    Having two cats has it's challenges.... it's twice the mess/cat hair/litter/etc.

    Don't get me wrong, I like both of them but I would probably get one if I did it again. Cat's aren't all that social with each other when they get older. They might take a nap together, but overall they sleep apart, fight occasionally and otherwise keep to themselves.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2016 at 4:56 PM
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    The opposite of :popcorn: for me and this thread.... even though I have 1... :D
     
  12. Sep 2, 2016 at 4:59 PM
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    My wife and I's oldest cat and then our newer edition in a flattering pic lol.
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    Cats are funny, I was feeding my neighbor's cat when he was away and one time I brought my cat to meet his. When I introduced them to each other in his house, my cat was hissing and ready to fight while his could careless, even though a strange cat was invading his territory. My cat and the cat upstairs would get along great, even though they spent little time together.
     
  14. Sep 2, 2016 at 5:06 PM
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    LOL....."What you lookin at"-- 1st picture
    "Cheeeeesssseeee" -- 2nd picture
     
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    Bunch of dudes with cats in here.
     
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    My wife is allergic as well, we found the russian siberian breed to be hypo, and she does great with "Layla".

     
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    I was actually looking at those. They're a really bad ass looking cat! We decided to just go with a dog instead. We're going to adopt a retired greyhound racer, and name it Cooper, based on the brand of my tires :D
     
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    Yeah , shes cool. Adopting a retired greyhound is cool too, i hear they just want to be couch potatoes :thumbsup:
     
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