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Cats and Kittens

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Azem.Ocram, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    A star is lost...

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48308638
     
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  2. Snerk

    Snerk Smeghead

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    RIP Grumpy Cat. I have a Grumpy Cat t-shirt somewhere.
    I got nothing from my cat when I tried it. But perhaps I wasn't sneaky enough.
     
  3. Josu

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    Does not work with none of our cats.
    In any case a vet told us that when it works is not healthy for the cat.
     
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  4. Josu

    Josu King

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    They are passing Disney's Aristocats in the Spanish Disney channel.

    In the Spanish version Scat Cat was named Gato Jazz. That's the reason of why my first cat was named Jazz.

    This remembers me that the main song of the film says "everybody wants to be a cat, because the cat's the only cat, who knows where is at". I have always been unable to understand this sentence, does the word cat have any hidden meaning? Is it slang? Or I shouldn't try to find a meaning?
     
  5. Azem.Ocram

    Azem.Ocram Prince

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    “Hey cats and chicks, check out this cool cat.” Cat used to be slang for a man or cool person (or cool man). Cool as in hip, with-it, fashionable, or popular, not as in cold. @Josu
     
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  6. Josu

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    Interesting. Is Hanna-Barbera's Top Cat show name a wordplay? Like, supercool?
     
  7. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    IIRC that slang arose in the 50s among Beats and lingered into the 60s.

    "Summer in the City" by the Lovin' Spoonful:

    Cool town, evening in the city
    Dressing so fine and looking so pretty
    Cool cat, looking for a kitty
    Gonna look in every corner of the city
    Till I'm wheezing like a bus stop
    Running up the stairs, gonna meet you on the rooftop

    But at night, it's a different world
    Go out and find a girl
    Come on, come on and dance all night
    Despite the heat, it'll be alright
     
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  8. Zkribbler

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    :old: You could pickle it.

    I'm thinking about getting a cat (or two). I've found a place I can get kitty litter. There's no scratching posts nor hemp here, but I'm thinking of trying canvas. I have vague plans for two cat trees: one near my bed, the other downstairs in the TV area, so the cat(s) could hang out with us downthere & also look out the window at the sea.
     
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  9. rah

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    I just built a few boxes out of plywood, cut a hole in one side then covered them with carpet. They use them for play and as a scratching post. When they destroy it, I just replace the carpet. The one in our family room has been recovered 5 times over 30 years.
     
  10. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    A log with bark works well as a scratching post. A big one (8+ inches in diameter) can sit in a corner. A smaller one can be nailed to a flat board and stood up too.
     
  11. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I don't like pickles much. Dill pickle-flavored potato chips are about as far as I go with pickling, unless I'm eating pickled herring (yummy!).

    Old carpeting nailed to wood works. You're recycling and it will last a long time, assuming the cat uses it.
     
  12. Zkribbler

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    There's no carpeting here. That's why I was looking at canvas.
     
  13. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    My cat's new trick, I get up in the night to use the bathroom, I don't turn on a light. And she swats my ankle in the dark.
     
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  14. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Could be worse. When my Siamese cat was a kitten, she would lay in wait for me to get up. She seemed to be attracted by my long housecoat, so when I walked past, she would run out of her hiding place, wrap her arms around one of my ankles, and go CHOMP! :ack:

    The final part of this stealth attack was a kitten-sized triumphant "Rawr!" as I reacted while trying not to step on her (she was quite young then, less than 6 months old).
     
  15. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    When I was young I had a large cat that would hit me in the back of the knees in the dark hard enough to knock me down. Jinx is too small for that.
     
  16. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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  18. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Not all cats are great hunters.


     
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    I now have four cats. This is toothless. We think he got hit by a car, because he has the body and behaviours of a kitten, but no canine teeth, a broken nose and a broken cheek bone. When he tries to bite you, it's like grandma after she got dementia and lost her dentures.
     
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