My Mischievious Cat

  1. im-handsome-jpg Here he is. His name is Skippy. He is my house messer upper, Knocking things off of everything he climbs onto, he tears up papers, he lays down on his side when he decides he wants to play with something - including balls, he lays on top of me when I'm in my bed, he won't drink cat milk, but he loves to drink mine, he lays down on my keyboard when I'm at my desk trying to write a message, etc, etc, but he makes me love him anyway. SUCH A BUSINESS! But he provides me with a lot of attention, and he is a lot of company for this senior citizen who lives alone, so I think I will keep him.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Pretty cat, FranEM. I miss having a cat. How old is yours? Sounds like he is very kittenish.
  4. by   toomuchbaloney
    He is a handsome fellow.
    Cats are such different animals than dogs. I don't mind them too much.

    They don't howl or eat poop.
  5. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    You know, after 10 years of having these 12 lb. shih tzus of mine, I still sometimes refer to them as cats. When they are leaning up against me getting scratched, it seems like they OUGHT TO be purring! But the dogs are 'insistent' about things, pushy even; cats are more aloof and I kind of like that about them, because I am a bit aloof myself. They can share my space without having to have my attention all the time, which I find restful.
  6. by   toomuchbaloney
    NEB here.
    I had cat friends when I was young. I like cats. Dogs are high maintenance, comparatively.

    I think our husky dogs are catlike. They are very flexible and get in odd, twisted positions like cats. Huskies like elevated positions and vantage points, like cats. Finding a husky standing on the table or on the tall back of your leather recliner is not unusual.
    While huskies haven't peed in a litter box for me, they will empty it without encouragement. Like cats, fox, and coyote, huskies pounce on prey. And on owners. And they are ear lickers.
  7. by   BCgradnurse
    I have 2 cats-a 14 year old Bengal female and a 5 month old domestic short hair black male. The kitten torments the mature lady. She wants to no part of him, except they will eat side by side with no fuss at all. I have not had a kitten in over 30 years as I always adopted adult cats. I'd forgotten how wild the kittens are.
  8. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    Pretty cat, FranEM. I miss having a cat. How old is yours? Sounds like he is very kittenish.
    My cat is 8 years old, but he is very mischievous, and thank you for the compliment about him. He likes to hear that he's pretty even though he is all boy.
  9. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    He is a handsome fellow.
    I don't mind cats too much.

    They don't eat poop.
    That's one reason why I don't have a dog.
  10. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    NEB here.
    I had cat friends when I was young. I like cats. Dogs are high maintenance, comparatively.

    I think our husky dogs are catlike. They are very flexible and get in odd, twisted positions like cats. Huskies like elevated positions and vantage points, like cats. Finding a husky standing on the table or on the tall back of your leather recliner is not unusual.
    While huskies haven't peed in a litter box for me, they will empty it without encouragement. Like cats, fox, and coyote, huskies pounce on prey. And on owners. And they are ear lickers.
    Huskies and samoyeds are beautiful, but I will always miss my little short legged beagle. She was such a loving and loyal dog.
  11. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    tmb, fyi: my dogs don't EAT poop! But why, after they poop, do they have to turn around and smell it? Surely to goodness they know who it came from!

    Pippy does her business "like a good little girl" (poops) on a pup-pee-pad; but Ozzy goes out on the front porch to do his "Big Boy Business". We scoop it up (his poop is quite tidily laid out) and fling it into the bushes. For some reason he very seldom steps off the porch or the back deck.

    Disclaimer: Both expressions of how/what the dogs poop originated solely from my husband. But, if Ozzy is acting restless, I will ask him if he needs to go do his Big Boy Business. If he does, he will look at the front door, then look back at me and say "UF",which is a yes. If he doesn't look at the door, I know he doesn't need to go out.

    Isn't this just so FASCINATING?

    I'll tell you, I once had 3 cats in a small apartment, so if any one of them was heard scratching vigorously, ie covering their poop in the litter box, I always went and scooped it out immediately. Small apartments and the blooming odor of cat poop aren't a good combo. By the time I married and hubby and I moved in together, I had only one cat, Fletcher. From kittenhood, he was so used to "The Poop Fairy" disappearing his deposit in the litter box, he never even bothered to cover it! A most UN-catlike behavior!

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