March:Everyday is Caturday
unksol thought this was worth mentioning said18
Except. You know. When my internet goes out. Or I forget. Or it’s been a long day. Or I run out of cats.
I can’t be arsed to do much more and it seems silly to create a new post a day for each cat so. You get what you voted for. Consider it a month long cat thread. Feel free to post your “cats” regardless of family/genus/species. Canidea… Etc… I skipped highschool biology for chemistry/physics.
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This is the closest cat. So there you go.
Which cat is it? Absolutely no idea. Let me check.
Ah. That would be Picard
The late Pinky, aka Amoreena, my award-winning Blue Abyssinian from many years ago.
@heartny Wow! What a beauty!
@heartny @Kyeh A good friend of mine had a papered Abyssinian (Rudy). Rudy was quite friendly and when he would walk under the coffee table to the sofa to greet you, he would always bonk his head on the edge of the table. Every. Single. Time. At least he was good looking.
Sadly, both Rudy and my friend are gone now.
@heartny @macromeh It’s probably the inbreeding. I’m all for hybrid vigor; after all, I’m a hybrid myself!
@heartny @Kyeh @macromeh
Hence, the alternative:
/image inbread cats
@narfcake Is that a catwich ?
@detailer Nah. It’s not Alf.
ONE DAY THIS MONTH IS…
@lonocat I did say feel free to share your “cats” specifically including the Canidea family. I was going to try and figure out the bird family but it seemed like a lot was going on for those little dinosaurs. I just went with etc. All varieties are of course welcome. Catdog. Catbird. Catgoat. Cathamster
@lonocat @unksol Catastrophe?
(That’s actually the pun[ch]line of one of the more memorable jokes from the Xanth book series.
Something about the taxidermed back half of a cat… when someone pulled it off the wall to look at it, the building collapsed. It was a catastrophe.)
@lonocat in case anyone is still not that clear on this. Cause the whole showme. Thing. Going on . Share your “cat” is share your pet regardless of… Anything. Pet pics are always good.
/showme puppy cats
@Kidsandliz That’s adorable!
/image Bee and Puppycat
(I hoped to get some variety in my choices, but apparently there’s only one “Bee & Puppycat” picture available. Oh well. Maybe Giphy can rescue us.)
/giphy Bee and Puppycat
well, there is always Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese that thinks it’s a chihuahua. (Of course, this is problematic from a cancel culture perspective…)
@chienfou @Kidsandliz @xobzoo yea…everyone is really sensitive about Chihuahuas after the taco bell dog disappeared and then there was a sudden sale. Like they had to move some excess “beef”
That’s the one you mean right?
I took this picture a couple days ago. Stephanie Plum took a page out of her namesakes book and went on an adventure.
This is also a cat
This is not Picard. Perhaps you see the the issue. I only know this is Data because I saw his tail on the way up. What is Data doing?
Error: Insufficient Data
Also Insufficient Data:
And while I’m at it,
@unksol That is not a cat. That is surveillance device disguised as a cat.
vulture disguised as agoat cat should have a play date with surveillance cat? (I have posted her antics before).
@unksol Actually if that is where your heat comes out I am surprised you don’t have 8 or 10 cats up there in the winter. When I had the heat vents on the floor I was lucky to get any heat as my bunch would plop on top of the vents. The first time they experienced A/C out of those vents they were not happy campers.
@Kidsandliz that is a air intake. Air intakes are in the walls about that height, or in the ceiling. outputs are floor registers. I should vacuum it. It has some dust/fur going on. But everything has a layer of fur these days.
I keep it in the 50s to low 60s and run the fireplace sometimes so. Most of them don’t camp on heat vents. They have heated beds/pads/cuddle buddies.
Sometimes they just get on top of cabinets because they can. And cats.
@Kidsandliz meant to say in this house/northern half of the country. I have never lived down south and I guess if your primary issue was cooling instead of heating it could make sense to reverse the intake/exhaust flow. Is that a thing?
@unksol maybe put a filter in the air intake vent? I did that and was shocked at how much cat hair was there (also had one at the furnace level but I added one on the air intake at the wall). Of course then you’d have to play being a cat to get at it to replace it/clean it out.
@Kidsandliz it’s been that dirty for a long time. I don’t think the intakes suck in much car hair. It tends to be all over everything… Well I was going to say ground level but… They don’t say at ground level. But either way I don’t think it sucks that much.
The do randomly pull the floor grates out. Because. Cat.
@unksol My cats would knock toys down floor grates and then sit there for several weeks staring at the floor grate if I didn’t fish out their lost toy (well if they weren’t parked on top of it hogging all the hot air).
@Kidsandliz well… None of their actual toys would be able to fall down the gate. But everything is a toy. Trimmer guides. Small screwdrivers. Other tools.
They literally broke a light buld. And after they broke it carried shards of glass up stairs. And batted it around. And chased it . So little monsters
@unksol in other words you have very normal young cats. Lol
@Kidsandliz yes… Hoping everyone mellows out a little. They are a lot. Especially when they are all going at once
@Kidsandliz @unksol Cute Adorable Terrorizers.
@narfcake @unksol Actually more like demented toddlers. My cats have usually settled down about at 3 or 4 at the latest.
@Kidsandliz @unksol Yes, but demented toddlers only spells out DT.
That made me laugh loudly.
Catdog bed for catdog head.
/showme cat ass trophe
@mediocrebot That’s not much of a participation trophe.
/showme cat ass trophe
no, I don’t know when to quit
@blaineg All I see is black squares.
I wondered if “ass” was getting censored, but it took the one below, so “trophe” must be the problem.
/showme cat ass trophy
@blaineg It’s kinda cute.
/showme a trophe
I have no idea how the bot thinks.
@blaineg idk either and I’m avoiding fuck in real post cause goat I feel like I should be more…polite… And I have not seen a good fuck count in a while @carl669.
Riker. William of course. Non of that Tomas Riker junk
He has a small white tip tail. Picard has a large white tip. Data is orange.
But that is the last of the orange boys. There is
/youtube something in the orange
@unksol the way it is tucked that tail almost looks like a fake add on to fool you into thinking he is someone else so when he does something he isn’t supposed to do you blame someone else.
@Kidsandliz I can l just see it. It’s not fully tucked. Not that I’m not in the habit of verifying who I’m talking to. Name reinforcement is good.
But quiet literally all of them were just doing something. So. Best I can do is respond to a noise but there’s no winning here.
This is what most of my nights look like.
@kjady Wow! Is that seven, or are there more hidden in there?
@Kyeh Nope, seven of my eight cats in one picture. Pictured are Fuzzers, Sam Hooker, Stephanie Plum, Shortie, Georgia, Ghost, and Bear. Only Riley is missing. She’s another black cat.
@kjady Are they all related?
@Kyeh Shortie, Georgia, and Fuzzers are from Riley’s first litter of kittens on 6/8/2018. Sam Hooker, Stephanie Plum, Bear, and Ghost are from her second litter on 10/13/2018. In a four month period she had 13 kittens. Once her second litter were weened she was spayed. She was suppoed to be spayed after her first litter but she escaped. She was good mama cat but she was too good at her job.
@kjady Yikes! Sounds a little bit like @unksol’s situation.
@kjady @Kyeh 9 of them are Whatcha’s but mistakes were made…
The girls aren’t spayed but they are indoor cats. No balls allowed.
@Kyeh @unksol Mine are indoor/outdoor and they have all been fixed. Not taking that chance again.
@kjady @Kyeh yeah… If a male got in things would go south very fast… But there is no more room in the inn. In an emergency a stray would get one of the rooms upstairs till he could go to the shelter/vet. Can’t do this again lol
@Kyeh @unksol I hear you. My aunt died last year and we took in her 14 year old cat. At the time he had nine cats. It was unbearable for him and us. We did everything we could but our 23 year old boy died of a mouth infection and Opie was gone less than a week later. Our vet said he died of a heart attack or a broken heart.
@kjady You are supposed to sleep on the couch. Right? Oh wait. If you did that there’d be 8 cats on you on the couch. I only have 4 on a twin bed - that bed according to them is apparently not my bed - and it requires cat relocation to be able to get in. Of course they just jump right back on and settle on my feet, near my head, curled in a knee, etc.
@Kidsandliz I love my cats, don’t get me wrong, but they only get free reign until it’s actually sleeping time. They then get kicked to their side of the bed or they go find the giant poof bed in the living room. Some also go outside in good weather. They know better than to try and sleep on me, I’m too mobile and they prefer not getting squashed.
@Kidsandliz @kjady My alarm clock yesterday - he only started doing this recently.
On my chest - he’s a heavy little dude!
@kjady @Kyeh Looks like he has decided you are part of his cat family.
@Kidsandliz @kjady @Kyeh
Kitkat used to do that to me going to bed when I’d try and sleep on my back but I’m more of a side sleeper anyway, would rollover. Hed paw at the covers too to get lifted up and in and out a little then leave after a few hours… But I’ve never slept all that well anyway. With this mess. They are always doing something. He wasn’t bad in the morning but with the many there are rounds to make.
As far as shutting a door on a cat. That you or anything is on the other side of… Well…
@kjady @Kyeh that explains all the mackerel tabbies - I was going to ask if you had a mackerel obsession or what
@Kidsandliz @kjady @Kyeh Yeah, that’s why we keep the bedroom door closed at night. Else you wake up early to 18lbs of cat on your chest kneading and purring like a chainsaw.
@allergycheryl We’ve got six grey conventional tabbies (mix of stripe types and shades) at the moment because we rescued a momcat and three kittens back in November, and they’re still here. Plus, we have a bullseye grey, and a bicolor that’s half grey mackerel. No orange tabbies at the moment, but we have a calico who has a plaintive mew and face that’s restricted weapons grade.
I want to see that calico!
@Kidsandliz @kjady @macromeh
Toby’s most aggravating new thing is he’ll come thundering into the room and charge across the bed while I’m asleep to leap on the dresser and stare out the window at a squirrel or something.
@kjady @Kyeh @unksol One of mine has decided that when I sleep on my side what you are to do is walk up my leg and then settle on my hip stretch across my lower ribs. Another one prefers that I sleep on my back with my legs bent up because then clawing at the covers until she gets under them so she can sleep in the “tent” is what her mission then becomes. Another sleeps across my ankles and the last sleeps curled in a bent knee. Of course the prime place is by my head. Pecking order who gets to sleep there at any given time depends on who is present. Then the others present retreat to their above mentioned spots depending on who they are.
She also likes the top of the cabinets. It’s a thing
@unksol What a pretty girl!
@unksol @Kyeh A few years ago our daughter visited us and brought her cat along. Her cat was kind of nervous about our dog (who was actually fine with cats) and took refuge on the top of one of the kitchen cabinet (leap to the counter, leap to the top of the frig, leap to the top of the cabinet).
This was a revelation to our two cats (who get along fine with the dog but, you know, are cats) and ever since, they follow the same route from time to time. They are so overweight now, I am surprised that the butterballs can still make it.
@Kyeh @macromeh lol KitKat used to jump from the ground to my shoulders. No one else does this. He never tried to get on top of the fridge or cabinets though There also is a cat tree on a shelf above the living room he used to go to. Dartanyan learned that.
I’m pretty sure he taught all the kids that and the cabinet trick. Why? idk why. They’ve never seen a dog. They just like to.
@macromeh @unksol Cats just love being up high where they can survey their domain. I guess if I spent most of my time at ground level I would too.
@Kyeh @unksol I think my days of getting high are pretty much over .
@Kyeh @macromeh yes. And they have plenty of cat trees for that reason. The cabinet thing was new. But hey they were already there/one less thing to buy. They just surprised me the first time
@Kyeh @macromeh that is just beyond creepy. Which I guess is the point of Alice in wonderland. And the Cheshire cat. But still make it go away
@macromeh @unksol Okay …
@hap46st Oh, yeah - I remember that one! She got a little higher than she expected to!
Well… Today is Crushed. But the image uploader is broken. So. Will try again later
@unksol A cat probably played with it… You know. Cats.
Freya, doing what Freya does in my lap.
@unksol Beautiful eyes!
@unksol what I tried to upload originally
It appears this service detects anything over about 4MB as “not an image” and I just leave my camera at the highest setting normally. So they are often 3.5-5MB. All of crushers that I tried were 4MB+ till the headshot
Guinan. I had one of her in my lap but the was a little too much uncroppable mess in the background. And she wasn’t coming when I called cause she was down for the night.
Still not a great pic… She’s usually cuter. But this was the result of me taking a few pics for 30 seconds.
It only takes a bit for them to flood the zone The chairs are up on the table because not actively used and meh.com offbrand Roomba although haven’t run that for a while cause chaos… They just think it’s a jungle gym. Sigh.
Anyway that’s the end of the star trek command crew
@unksol I think I see 9 cats there???
@Kyeh that is my count. At a minimum. It’s possible there’s another one or two. I just gave up. Everything was calm then I took too long trying to get a good pic and WHUMP. IDK what they thought was going on but they wanted in
@unksol a little better now that her eyes are open. The first one doesn’t seem fair.
@unksol The void stares back.
@werehatrack I’ll be nice and not tell her or the other three you said that. Wouldn’t want you to have an accident or anything. I’d just get blamed for it
@unksol My own void kitty would never let them get close enough. Shredding me is a privilege she reserves for herself alone.
@werehatrack close? Black cats be magic. No shredding required
Let’s play a game called guess that show. Where it’s kind of made up and the points don’t matter.
Whoever can guess the show gets 50000 points.
There will be three more for this round
Unrelated to said game Sam doest really like to be touched, but you can get her when she is sleeping in the pile
@unksol Until I saw your reply below I was going to guess Quantum Leap.
@yakkoTDI lol nope not that old.
@yakkoTDI replied to the wrong one although technically true. But I have seen quantum leap.
Round 2. Janet
Just to be clear they are not supposed to look like anyone. I just ran out of candy names and started picking main cast of shows I like that matched by number of characters/gender
Janet is very tiny. She is part of this rounds litter. So IDK why she is so tiny. Hand for scale but she likes to get attention
Show me a show with Sam and Janet?!?
/youtube dammit Janet
@f00l hmm never seen it. Is there a female sam? Regardless it’s not that one
@f00l @unksol I am going to guess Sam and Janet.
@unksol @fool @yakkoTDI There’s always the Rogers and Hammerstein tune from the musical South Pacific,
Sam and Janet Evening
@unksol There’s “Me Before You” from 2016…
@macromeh That’s from the musical cooking-show sequel “Even Farther South Pacific”, set on Nuku Hiva…
All I can answer here is
/youtube let’s do the time warp again
Sorry, I did say every day except when it’s not. Character three. Jack.
Although I typically call him Jack Jack. Just cause all the cats names are two syllable expect Dartanyan(Darty), Sam, and Troy. Just how I talk to them. although technically there are two Jacks in the show.
4th guy breaks the guessing game entirely
@unksol Three’s Company?
No, wait - I think it’s Stargate.
@Kyeh lol yes Stargate. although I did enjoy threes company. Had to Google there was a female Sam in one episode. That would have been an even harder one.
The last guy would be Teal’c who in this case is a slightly smaller version of Jack. Both pretty large grey poof balls. They are hard to tell apart if not side by side or you aren’t very close.
And if anyone wants to say Janet isn’t a main character you have not watched Stargate.
@unksol Cuties! Janet is well-named, since she’s little in the show. Too bad Tealc doesn’t have a medallion on his forehead like Darty. But gray cats usually don’t,
Technically Jack Jack and Teal’c are above and Teal’c is a different day by a few minutes. After skipping two.
And yes the vet assistants asked when I picked them up from the traditional cutting of the balls.
“What from star trek is Tealc ? We couldn’t figure it out” so that was amusing since they had made me spell them all out one by one over the phone. That was slightly embarrassing. They did basically book the whole day of nueters for me so very helpful.
Anyway. Bonus pic. We’ll get to who is who when I figure it out. And they are showing up on my desk/working their way into the desk bed to the point there it is getting hard to count them… Walking on keyboards. Etc
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May divert to the known candy bars and save them for last.
Tagging @jasneko to this thread since we don’t hear much about your cats and/or how they’re sometimes the inspiration for your catshirt designs.
Cinnamon roll, calico edition
Aww, so pretty - kind of matches the background. Patchwork kitty!
@ironcheftoni @Kyeh Looks a lot like ours.
@ironcheftoni @werehatrack Yay!
I wanted to see your calico. What’s her name?
@ironcheftoni @Kyeh Kitsune.
That’s nice; a foxy kitty.
/youtube topgun with cat
@unksol Moar Owlkitty!
Dartanyan and Alex obviously form a three musketeers
/image three musketeers bar
In a few ways.
Yes there are no sheets on the bed and Alex has been rolling around. But one of these things is fantastic at getting it up. I feel the need to defend my absolutely messy background sometimes…
I just have that one cause it was “on sale” current copy “on sale” for what I paid. There are a bunch of these
Literally all they are is a main lint brush. You know that red felt. That can rotate a little. And two other fixed strips so the main one picks up stuff, you pull it back and the strip pulls it off the main on and pulls it into the chamber. Push it forward it pulls out what you just picked up pulling it back.
Works best on a smoothish taunt surface. Won’t work on things that get bunched up. But way better than the pet attachment on my shark. I was honestly surprised it worked as well as it does.
Sheets into the wash/dryer… All hair. This first. Actually worked. Just FYI if your house is full of pet hair
@unksol Huh, good to know - I’ve had that on my list for while but haven’t sprung for it, but now maybe I will. So does the knock-off version work as well as the original?
@Kyeh @unksol Actually I use this to remove cat hair from the cats (I use the side with the prongs sticking out) and my shirt and jeans after doing the cats (using the flat side) although you have to hold your shirt enough so it won’t bunch up. I use it on the chair too. Tape works better on clothes, the chair… but this gets quite a bit up.
@Kidsandliz @unksol I have one like that that I use to brush my cat, but it has short nubs on the back. I hadn’t thought of using it on clothes and surfaces. Works great on the cat, although sometimes he decides he’s had enough and starts biting it.
@Kyeh well. Aren’t they all knock offs? I don’t have the second one I Iinked. But the first one happened to be on sale for $20 when I bought it.
I would assume they are all the same, because the brush material at least on mine is just that classic red lint brush material my parents had in the. 90s? It’s probably older than that.
Looked kinda like this back then. Just a brush. I think was a wooden handle.
However if you’re trying to defur a large area the whole back and forth with a hopper thing really does work.
But you’ve just got Toby. Lol. I don’t think it was as much an issue when there were just two or three
@Kidsandliz @Kyeh I have. Or had one of those too. IDK where it went. Silicon lint rollers are also a thing. So the back side working wouldn’t surprise me. They would get full so quickly trying to clean the sheets/furniture for me though. Tape would have to be replaced every 6 inches
I should probably get a silicone one for the clothes lol.
@unksol I have the ted brushes and use them a lot, but that “self-cleaning” feature of the Chom-chom is what intrigues me. I do only have the one kitty, but he’s big!
@Kyeh all of this style work the same way. Tried to take a picture. The gap on the left is spring loaded I’m only holding it open to see if you can see the little bit of felt.
Basically there is the main roller that pick up the hair with a wiper in the middle. So you push it and it picks up a ton of hair. When you pull it back it rotates and the wiper pushes up against another thin strip of that red lint fabric that holds on to it a little flap. The volume forces it into the hopper, and there’s one on each end. So you just roll it back and forth pretty… Aggressively.
I don’t know how it would work in a “light” fur situation. But I get a bunch. Enough to pop the hopper open. Several times if I’ve been lazy
@Kyeh also. The knock off may have weaker springs or worse fabric. Or… IDK. Maybe chomchom is a real brand. Just sounds like generic Chinese made up brands to me. So. It could absolutely be better. The mechanism would be the same. The execution… You never know.
@unksol Thanks! I just know that the Chom-chom is the one I heard about first, and it was mentioned in various articles about good cleaning tools.
@Kyeh I think I was just desperately googling how to get hair out in the wash/dryer lol and ran into them on amazon. They absolutely work on flat surfaces. I was tempted to do a before and after but I’ve been sleeping on the couch just cause and that was too much for people to see lol. Did do some midnight cleaning but just now finished up just a few spots and the sides. After having already emptied it several times. Absolutely does work on beds/sheets/furniture. Probably harder on clothes but at least I can prevent them from rolling around on those. Mostly.
@Troy Can you turn your buyer/hunter/gatherer pack loose on finding this item to sell here?
@werehatrack Love my ChomChom! I’ll see what we can find
That’s only 2.
@Kyeh Alexandre Dumas wrote the three musketeers. By coincidence he is black.
D’artagnan is the main character. The other three are ancillary.
Alex is black like the chocolate shell of a three musketeers.
Dartanyan is some sort of grey like the nougat.
I feel like my logic is sound but feel free to disagree. I promise not to care either way
Also I said they form A three musketeers. A single item. Not the three musketeers. And we are in candy bar cats.
@unksol Oh - that’s pretty arcane logic! So no Athos, Porthos, and Aramis running around over there?
@Kyeh you don’t have to like my logic lol. I was naming them candy bars. They make a candy bar. That’s all I got lol
And no I do not need three more
While we’re at it, how many of you would want to know about a toilet paper roll holder that has been kitten-proof in our experience?
@werehatrack Maybe I’ve just been lucky but I’ve never had a cat mess with TP.
Strictly speaking she created 45% of this shit show. It’s 100% my fault but I can’t grow kittens. Yet.
@unksol You’re just kitten farming.
And I know from your first post, that tail belongs to Picard!
@Kyeh I actually think that tail is Riker. Picard is not in range to compare and i sat on the floor to get it so everyone showed up. So I honest v don’t know but it looks a lot a short tip
@Kyeh i think you’re correct. Some shadow makes it look shorter but i always take like 10 pictures trying to get a good one. The closest it absolutely Picard
@unksol So do they like to chase their tails? Toby’s tail has a small white tip and he plays with it a lot. Stares at at, and then whirls and pounces. It’s so funny!
@Kyeh not on their own… I’m pretty sure I can make them run in circles with a laser pointer. White patches are very effective with one. They can see it. And it’s very bright. And they know that it’s on them… But they can’t feel it. They look very confused before they try and grab themselves
@unksol I guess dogs do this too:
I shouldn’t post this but… You already know the problem exists. So fuck it.
DANG. That really is a lot of cats.
@Kyeh in my defense. When I bought the house they had never finished the master suite. So hense the OSB. I’ll get to flooring it someday. Just had some carpet scraps handy. The beds been on the floor forever just cause. I was going to build a bed but. I gave up/frame will be here on Friday.
Rest of the house is fine. Technically I’m a crazy cat person I guess… At this point but. Not a horder cat person lol
The cats as we’ve established are my fault of course. Yes they are a lot. Especially when you see them all at once. But it’s a pretty big house. They just clustered cause they could see the bottom of the bowls and I was topping up
@unksol Yeah, not criticizing the setting, just impressed at how many there are - more impressive when they’re all gathered together! You’re lucky they can live downstairs like that.
@Kyeh honestly it looks like a mass of rodents but it is what it is.
If I ever date and they ask for my social media I’ll just point them here lol. I is what I is
@Kyeh id like the kind of relationship where there is trust and you give each other your passwords and nobody ever has a reason to go thorough anyone’s phone.
Shed never find anything in mine but why are you even doing that. Id probably be annoyed. Id feel like that should be a discussion about why she felt she needed to check. But I’ve had women lie and cheat and steal from me. So. The insecurities go both ways.
Communication is better.
@unksol Sure. I just think
it’s a funny meme, especially the expression on her face.
@Kyeh “You’re lucky they can live downstairs like that.”
Just to clarify. They don’t live down stairs. They have full run short of two bedrooms upstairs/the bonus room that are not used. And the garage/laundry room for. You known. Chemical reasons. Antifreeze (glycol) compounds are tasty to cats and a death sentence. I’m sure things in the laundry room are too. But aslo restricted I’n the event of kids being present. So full basement. Full main floor. Upstairs living room. Supposed to be kids and a wife in this space at some point. But lol. Then they each just get… 4-5 cats? And the upstairs bedroom would be open? IDK.
They can go every where I go. The cast actually on me rotates a little but they’ve got lots of space.
Yeah idk how to parse. It’s like she wanted to catch him doing whatever she thought he was doing… But she didn’t. So I guess there’s a slight side eye going on… Is it better for her he is just talking about cats?
IDK. If you explain to me you have insecurities and I think this because xyz I will happily unlock and hand you my phone. If you steal my phone and start digging through it. Red flags
@unksol I don’t condone her snooping in his phone - but I find it amusing that she seems almost more weirded out to find cat searches than porn or texts from other women, etc.
@Kyeh lol I get it I just don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing. She might have rather found porn
/showme a clowder of cats
Only 8 cats. Good news, @unksol! AI won’t replace you!
@mediocrebot The face of the cat on the far left looks more like a possum. Many proportion problems.
@mediocrebot Well that’s disturbing.
@mediocrebot @yakkoTDI @narfcake @werehatrack I mean it could be worse. He could have typoed “a chowder of cats”. No one wants to see that. And don’t you dare
@unksol @werehatrack @yakkoTDI Yeah. I’m not going to. I happen to be wearing one of my copies of @jasneko’s Clowder, hence the thought to do a /showme.
(Alternatively, a glaring of cats.)
/image glaring of cats
@jasneko @narfcake @werehatrack @yakkoTDI I mean who doesnt like a good glare
@jasneko @narfcake @unksol @werehatrack @yakkoTDI
@jasneko @Kyeh @narfcake @werehatrack @yakkoTDI that’s… A very… Good? Glare. I feel like he’s saying do it. I dare you.
@narfcake That’s a seriously inbred-looking group of cats.
@macromeh As opposed to in bread:
Some one is finally using the pine pellet litter boxes! They have only been sitting there ignored for 2 weeks. At least. With litter attractant. Guinane was in one when I went to scoop this morning. She is a very good girl even if some people call her a void kitty :p. She’s a witch kitty.
You may wonder why I’m so excited about this. I would never have bothered with three cats. That was fine. But with this many. Pine pellets turn into saw dust when they get wet. Cause cats you know. Scratch around to cover it. You can have a sifting litter pan. They/gravity just knock it through. If they do that you just clean out the bottom pan/top up the pine as needed. Less scooping required. Less emptying required. So cleaner litter boxes. So less scooping and less"excuses" not to use them. Also because urine is sterile and it’s just wood chips it can be dumped in a pile in the back yard to compost. Instead of hauling 2 150 lb trash cans full of clay litter every week or two. Yes that is what happens. If even just half of them were to start using them. That would drastically improve the situation. They may not. But. At least some progress.
Pine is also cheaper ($6 for 50lb) and dust free although not big factors for me . Obviously have to scoop the poop if they did it there. And I’m not taking the clay away. It would be preferable if they figured out to piss in the pine and shit in the clay.
On the interwebs some have successfully moved their whole herd/shelter to just pine litter. Crossing fingers some more decide it’s a better place to piss lol
@unksol You may be pining about this for a long time
@Kidsandliz harharhar. Can you dead lift a 150-200lb trash can into a car/truck and take it to the dump?
It’s a weird thing to be excited about lol. Maybe no one else will use them. Maybe she wont use it again. I’m just choosing to be optimistic.
Technically the root cause of all most all of this. She really does not like me. I thought I had her with some chicken at one point. But did not work out.
Today was supposed to be Snickers but she also has mixed feeling/can’t currently find her
@unksol Wow - talk about a glare!
@Kyeh normally she runs away/around me. And i go out of my way to walk around her just cause I know she doesn’t like me “coming at her” and… I don’t know what else do do with her at this point. I mean I try and give her treats still but otherwise I just let her be.
I find her cuddling with other kitties. Sleeping in the windows etc. So I hope she’s not miserable. I could tackle her and get her spayed and let her loose I guess. But. That seems like a bad idea at this point.
@unksol Wow, she’s a beauty - those eyes!
@Kyeh also doesn’t like me though. Lol. Responds to her name but wont be touched. But it’s just her and Hershey really. Sam avoids but still gets on my desk bed with others/you can sneak in a scritch.
@unksol Huh - I guess some cats just aren’t that social. Maybe she’ll come around eventually? My brother’s cat started out so fearful she’d run and hide whenever I visited, but now she lets me pat her and even pick her up sometimes. I suppose since there are all those other cats they don’t necessarily feel any need to get friendly with you, though.
@Kyeh She let me a little when she had troy but she lost all the rest of her kittens. She’s an adult/not coming around.
Most likely the issue is I was trying to catch a possum or racoon. Under the garage. I think I caught her first. As a maybe 2 month kitten. Cause I didn’t realize they’d taken over. So she was in the live trap alone for… Not forever but possibly a few hours. Before I heard Alex and Dartanyan. Crying like 3 rooms over and through a window.
Maybe I should have just let her go but I took her inside, Alex ran for it up a hill, Dartanyan just… Let me pick him up. So I took them inside. Reset the trap for Alex cause now I’m worried he ran off… And they are alone.
Caught mom. Hershey. Well. I have two out of three inside. I guess. Just put her with them and try and get the last one then figure it out. I do need them out from under the garage. Then I got Alex and Watcha
So Snickers was probably the only one alone in the trap. Possibly for a little while. till her brothers started crying First brought inside. She just. Doesn’t want touched. She listens and knows her name. She’s not hurting anything. Does what she wants. But is never going to be a lap kitty.
@Kyeh also. I’m pretty sure almost every cat I’ve had would get used to people coming over and show up for scritches. Except the really fearful ones. If they don’t tolerate me. Probably no. Everyone else would learn. I just. Literally never have visitors. So. They don’t learn things are ok. If I had people n over I’m sure they would. Plus the indoor only ones. Have never really known fear. So shaking some treats would probably work. The one that would hide has spent the outside/been taught to be wary.
Still. Cats default state is hide
@Kyeh and I’m antisocial. So. You know how pets are.
Aspirational Kitty. In that he never lived here. But I kinda wanted to take him home when I helped at the shelter back in like 2015 or 2016. Wouldn’t work out. Already had threeol.
May be some bonus pics in here at the end to balance
Why should I buy cat beds when this is apparently not my chair?
@Kidsandliz logically to give them a better place to use than your chair. Or at least an acceptable one you can relocate them to
@unksol I live in 525 sf. Not room for much more junk. They have other cat beds (well and two of them claimed my bed), an end table and cat trees they sleep in/on. They seem to rotate throughout the day what they sleep in or on.
@Kidsandliz well. Than they have their beds already. Sometimes I use a slow sit/scooch back to… Relocate Interlopers
@unksol I do that too. Also two I can relocate by bringing out the grooming brush - the one with short teeth that get at the undercoat. I keep that by the chair I most like to sit on.
@Kidsandliz like an
/image furminator ?
I’ve had one since KitKat but the shorthairs just don’t… Shed that much/was never worth doing.
For the poofers I have one of these style.
No idea why i landed on that one. It definitely pulls their under coat out but they like it for the most part. And need it. Once the clumps in their coats form I still have to pull apart manually. Which is weirdly satisfying/they enjoy sometimes. On the rear half… Less so. There are some I’m going to have to wrap or something.
@unksol Yes. Most of the cats I have had over the years love it. Two of my four cats right now hate it - especially on their rear legs and tail.
Fortunately for me the two long hairs I had (one died at nearly 20 two years ago and one is 5) don’t mat. Their fur is/was rabbit soft. The long haired one hates it (so did the other long haired one) so maybe it pulls too much. And one short haired one hates it for reasons unknown but she sure needs it.
@Kidsandliz they are all very soft. But sometimes I find a nugget in there that has to be pulled apart. They don’t really mat yet. Well and jack I know has one in his rear belly that he’s balled up licking shit. And he doesn’t like me trying to get it.
@Kidsandliz I actually got the “dematting” brush for twixie. She… Was just creating huge mats. She was very long and old and couldn’t groom herself correctly cause I think the missing teeth. I was pulling apart matts on her and some were ok. Some obviously hurt. Some I cut out. I think I thought it would help cut through some. It did not. May have helped out if had it before the problem started. IDK. I’m sure I have some decent pics of her for the in memoriam
Dylan does live here. I think I’ve got him correct and enough wiggle room to make the other three names work.
He does like some pets/scritches but the kittens are still developing personalities. So sometimes they are confident. Sometimes they retreat. The boys seem to have been more confident in general. Across this whole mess
Gorgeous markings on him.
@Kyeh he is interesting/unique
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Just has these large dark/black blotches. May be a name for that pattern but IDK what it is. He’s certainly identifiable
@Kyeh @unksol Looks like swirls (a name for a pattern) gone rogue.
@Kidsandliz @Kyeh maybe. This is probably the clearest pic pattern wise. Only cat I’ve ever had that looked like that.
@Kidsandliz @Kyeh @unksol We call them bullseye tabbies. We have one.
… my clean but furry sheets/pillows. That were on top of the dresser. Maybe we are just done. Maybe these ones don’t need names… Grumble grumble murmer
@unksol No names?!!
@Kyeh lol they have official names (as in my head) now. One changed. But ffs. Really. Just. How did they even… Why? Just. Stop. Just. Leave shit alone.
@Kyeh @unksol They will never leave shit alone (grin). Tigger (the orange innocent looking thug in my previous photo posted on this thread) is 6 or 7 and STILL chews on the lightening end of phone cords if I am stupid enough to forget to put it out of his reach. He finally figured out how to open the drawer I put it in. Now it is up high. Just waiting for that “safe place” to become unsafe. Expensive habit of his. I have to continually keep an eye out for 3’ replacement cords that are on a major sale.
@Kidsandliz @Kyeh yea… I know. I am going to have to try and put everything away. Where they can’t get to literally anything. Anything left out is a toy. Any bit of… Anything is an excuse/place to pee. Just… A lot of area to cover/keep on top of.
I literally have no idea what they are doing. I looked three times. There was nothing there. Maybe they can see ghost. I don’t believe in them but if it keeps them calm I’ll respect their beliefs
I guess we are back on the guessing game. Probably going to be quick.
But we already have Dylan.
This is Becca. I went with the Eyeshine pic just cause. They All have that very distinct facial pattern/mrking. Dark vertical line over both eyes. Then a strong symmetrical pattern. I didn’t notice it till we were looking at Dylan…
@unksol So she’s one of the three fuzzing up your pillows and sheets? I would have a hard time telling them apart.
@Kyeh yes. There is good resolution in those so you can actually enhance/zoom in. I actually thought you might be mentioning his face markings which was… Why I noticed. You can zoom in on the three girls and it’s. Very distinct. There are slight angle differences. But that’s not how I tell them apart. Just noticed they all had that.
Becca has a darker stripe pattern and a black tipped tail.
Those still to be guessed… One has a white tipped tail. The other has lighter pattern. So that’s how I differentiate
But you can’t notice that in that pic. Their tails are covered and they are hard to parse who is lighter in it.
Either way appearance has nothing to do with it. Just names. I’ll be short several males on this one but. At this point less is good
@Kyeh Dylan also has a very small white tip on his tail. Hard to see if you aren’t looking for it and with his general pattern… Meh. But it does exist
@unksol I did notice the tiny white tip! I think Dylan’s the most gorgeous one, with the swirly pattern on his coat. I had an orange boy with those kinds of markings, before my cellphone; I’ll try to find a picture of him in some other place.