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The Official HTF Cat Thread

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Greg_S_H, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. andySu

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    A new next-door neighbors cat roams around the garden while Mow was in the bedroom keep an eye out.

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    I have three cats. :)

    Unfortunately, I lost my Tiger back on April 3rd just six days before his 18th birthday. :(
     
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    Don't know if you've got a male cat, if so, be ready to buy a big supply of Windex and paper towels.

    Had a similar situation like photo #1. My male, neutered, indoor only cat would turn around and spray the glass patio doors when the neighbor kitty came by to say hello.
     
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    Neat coloration, sort of a tabby on the tails and legs but kind of "white noise" on the body! Cute!
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    Looks more like a Geoffroy(semantics sortof) cat. Leopardus includes Margay, Geoffroy and Ocelot.

    Friends have Geoffroys. The main difference between a Geoffroy and domestic cat?

    When you annoy a Geoffroy...you quickly find out they are 5x stronger than you expect.

    Margay are the easiest to tell from the rest...the whole backwards ankle thing and "scrunched" head.
     
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    I think it was posted by a zoo worker, so it's a real ocelot, but I could be wrong.
     
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    Best part of winter: snuggly cats!
    Simone and Shultz hang out while we all watch the Survivor finale:
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    18 years is a very long life for a cat. Tiger had a very good run. I know that makes it all the harder to say goodbye. That day always comes too soon. I'll drink a toast to Tiger tonight.
     
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    Sooty, gets a bath 27th December 2014

    Its been a year since Sooty, has had his last bath and his coat is a bit dirty and now he's a good clean boy. :)

    Sooty, is a little over 14ilbs.

    Dryed him off partly inside the bath and second I lifted him out he scramble up my arms and chest to give me a claw hug of saying "I DID'N LIKE THAT!"

    He stuck his claws into my sholder.

    His now licking himself off in his hilding place. His coat should be fully dry in 3 hours.

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    MeeeWoooooGrrrrrooooow translation, "Get me the fuck out of this bath!

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    I get a deep claw hug after giving him a bath Ochhhhhhhhhhhh.

    Claws retracted!!

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    He really loves me. :lol: Its going to sting for a day and bit.
     
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    I'm reminded of this video when washing Sooty. He's pet of the week. :lol: Pinky, is 8ilbs. Sooty, is bit over 14ilbs. Almost bright me down to me keens.

     
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    I got a come-with-me-kitty cat harness leash for xmas! I had it on Rainier overnight last night trying to get him acustomed to it. I was also erring on the side of it being too loose than too tight as this morning I found the neck straps around the body which means he was able to walk out the neck straps sometime overnight...

    I hope to be able to let him out of the catio on backyard walks this coming spring! And an FYI, the medium harness is just big enough for Rainier and probably Greylock to fit. I would need a large for Marcy, since he's a big boy!

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    It's what they do.
     
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    That was funny. My Sooty, doesn't really knock things over. That black/white cat knocking the tuna fish on the floor guess he doesn't like that brand. :lol:
     
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    Sooty, sleeps and guards the Laserdiscs touch them at your own risk. :P

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    Sooty, likes ALIEN3 on bluray with high frequencies around 16KHz.

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    Mow, sat on the table at dads.

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    She likes a little rub under her chin.

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    Does anyone here use electric flea combs and have you had many KIAF killed In Action Fleas.
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/Bamboo-820101-Slicker-Bristle-Assorted/dp/B001OVGKG2/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1420154217&sr=1-1&keywords=bamboo+cat+flea+brush

    Mine is red but it is a slicker brush as well as a fine and coarse flea comb...

    It's not electric so I once had a flea problem a few years ago and I would simply use the fine tooth comb and a warm glass of water... and do it twice a day whie treating the room with Borax and vacuuming. Worked great. No need to use any "flea bombs"...

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    Yeah Jay, the flea bombs otherwise called a "flea fogger" because it looks like can of compressed air stinking the room! A pack of those £9.99 for x2 cans and does the trick.

    I'd like to try a electric zapper comb. I have the regular comb with two comb sizes comb though the thick fur with water. It catches a few of them.

    Stronghold got buy some and that is £15.00 for x4 or x5 capsules.

    Air spray works being sprayed on the carpet and hair spray is cheap.

    Flea traps. "ITS A TRAP!" the candle in the water is nonsense same with the electric light placed over it.

    A few flea water traps placed around the room with as little as 1" water with a little few drops of washing up liquid drowns them totally!! Think about? They hop/jump about and sooner or later drop into the water and they are doomed... So that method an capture a lot of them.

    I'll set the water trap back up.

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    Now extreme cold can terminate fleas in their tracks. Not that I recommend pouring liquid nitrogen at −195.79 °C onto your carpet lol it would ruin it but it would make toast of those fleas once and for all! Extreme measures is a suggestion I can suggest.

    Maybe Co2 now that stuff isn't too bad. I tried a year and half ago Co2 fire extinguisher. The idea was sound, only snag was it would blow a few of them across the floor before they had direct extreme cold contact. Idea needs working on as I'm convinced −56.6 °C would make toast of the fleas.

    Now under scientific conditions I have capture some fleas and place in jar and into the freeze to time how long it takes for them to be TOAST! Looking at around 10 mins. The cold as to get though the jar and the flea is jumping around so keeping itself a little warm I guess. But soon slows down and freezes. TOAST!

    Now if I can get −56.6 °C on them it would be a shock to their system just as it would be for, us.

    Co2 doesn't much for flea weapon!

    I do the vacuuming at least twice a day once in morning and evening.

    Any flea I capture on my keg gets instantly downed down the sink. They picked the wrong cat to live on. :angry:
     
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    Great, I used Advantage too but I think I would of been fine without it. but its good insurance.... Fighting fleas reminds me of fighting ich! in freshwater fishkeeping. You have to break the cycle and then deal with the live ones until the cycle is broken. For me, that meant the borax and vacuuming while keeping your cat flea free as much as possible until they die. Fortunately, the lifecycle of a flea is not long, the problem is they will lay eggs fast so you have to get the eggs before their hatch. The borax supposedly dries out the egg shell to make them weak and less likely to hatch.

    I didn't want to use the flea bombs because it's kind of indescriminate and tried to go as much chemical free as I could. The Borax I used was simple over the counter "20 Mule Team" borax...

    Death to fleas!!!!

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