This is Frightening Fluffy, the worse feline gangster of all times. This picture was taken before he lost his whiskers in a territorial dispute over a garbage can.
I mistook the Christmas elves for mice and treated them accordingly.
He may pretend to be sweet and innocent, but don’t let his looks fool you. This is what this gangster cat is capable of.
This is his last victim. An innocent victim of feline gang violence.
Dija bring my catnip, Rexie?
Well, um, about that. I was kinda hungry, and, I don’t know how, but the catnip started looking like a biscuit…
Poor Rexie didn’t know it was his last day on earth.
This is Velvety The Kitten, a tough cat gangster feared by the general population of dogs and cats alike. You won’t believe what he does in his spare time.
I playz the guitar.
No, hooman, no cry.
The police has not control over the illegal smuggling of catnip by gangster cats. Don’t touch that stuff!!
Warning: Causes hallucinations. Such as this.
Careful. He’s watching you, planning his next move.
Officer O’Whisker is concerned about the growing number of kittens joining a feline gang that calls itself ‘The Fluffballs.’ He warns people to watch for signs of your kitten doing just this, a common practice among gangster wannabe kittens. “Next thing you know, they’ll jump on humans from the bushes and make them drop their groceries,” Officer O’Whisker warns.
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Having a cat in the house is a wonderful, rewarding experience. Having a velvety, warm creature cuddle with you everyday is heartwarming. Watching them play and pounce, and seeing the content look of love in their eyes. However, getting a cat for the first time isn’t something that should be done on the spur of the moment. You might wonder what to think about before getting a cat? How do I prepare for a cat?
Here are twelve things you should know before getting a cat.
Where to find your cat A very important thing to consider before getting a cat! Cats bought in pets stores may suffer from genetic disease because of inbreeding, especially Persians, who often suffer from polycystic kidney disease and other diseases. Getting a cat from a reputable cats breeder is safer.
If you consider adopting a kitten, a feral cat taken off the streets might be healthier than a shelter cat, because in large, crowded shelters, cat can infect one another.
Does the cat look healthy? A sick cat has no appetite, doesn’t want to play, and shows no interest in things. Watch for these signs of illness. Especially kittens, who are usually more playful than older cats, and sometimes even hyper. If a kitten is apathetic, it’s suspicious.
If you see a motherless kitten in a shelter, ask the worker if the kitten was abandoned or orphaned. This is a very important question because orphan kittens have a better chance at survival than kitten who were abandoned, because when mother cats abandon their kittens, they usually do it because the kitten is sick, and the mother has given up on it.
A vet I only take my cats to the best vet in town. I’d stopped people walking their dogs in the street and asked their opinions, until I found the most recommended one. There’s also the internet, of course. You need to familiarize yourself with directions to the vet and working hours.
What to buy before getting a cat
A cage is something essential to have before getting a cat because that’s the only way to take your cat home, and for vet’s visits. Cats are pretty good at escaping. I’d once put my cat in a cats’ carriage and lashed his collar to it for extra security. He was out of it within less than five minutes, before I’d left the house, fortunately. I’d taken several sick and wounded feral cats to the vet and had once had a cat get out of a locked cage.
Get a good, solid cage. Lock its door and try to open it, see if it’s loose. Cover it with a towel or blanket, making sure the cat has enough air to breath. Darkness soothes cats, which makes them less likely to try to escape. Pick up the cage from underneath instead of holding it by the handle.
Age That’s another key thing to consider if you’re thinking about getting your first cat. You may not want to get an old cat, because old cats usually need more vet’s visits, and they’ll die and break your heart. If you want to keep your furry friend with you for a long time, get a young cat or a kitten.
Before taking a kitten home, take into consideration that kittens tend to be hyper. You might come home from work to find your house looking like it’d been through a tornado. Also, kittens are needy and may not leave you alone. They also tend to climb on people, digging their nails through your clothes and into your skin, which might hurt. They might scratch and bite a lot, too.
I never take a kitten from the mother unless mother cat rejects it because of its’ age, but that’s me.
Jealousy Ask the breeder if the cat is jealous. This is important if you have other pets. The cat might act aggressively toward other pets if jealous. Some cats are more jealous than others.
Temper A necessary thing to consider before getting your cat. A bad-tempered cat is a difficult patient. You may get attacked when trying to put them in a cage to take to the vet, or when you try to force a pill down your cat’s throat. If you want to get a cat off the streets, watch them and see their personality for yourself before you decide which of the feral cats will be the lucky one. Is the cat quick to hiss? Does it fight with other cats?
Tip: A nervous cat is usually a bad patient. A trusting cat is usually less aggressive and more cooperative. But then a trusting cat can be taken or hurt by strangers if you plan on letting your cat outside.
If you have another pet If your first cat has been in your house awhile, it will become more territorial. If you want two cats, get the second one a short time after, or at the same time you get your first cat in order to avoid territorial dispute. Also, when you bring a kitten into your house, the first cat will usually act protectively and even paternal toward the kitten. Two young kittens are also more likely to get along better with each other and maybe even become best friends even after they’re grown. Getting two kittens, or one cat and a kitten, is less likely to create fights than getting two grown cats.
The cats’ personality must be taken into consideration. A very gentle cat wouldn’t be the best match for a cat who likes to play rough. Two cats that are very territorial can be a disaster. Perhaps two gentle cats will get along together, or two cats who like to rough and tumble playfully.
Don’t take your cat for a walk Most cats will run when you take them out for a walk. That depends on the cat’s personality, but walking your cat like a dog is not an option for the average cat. I’d tried taking mine out with a harness, and he got out of it in less than a minute and ran all around the yard.
Don’t let the cat out for two weeks That’s something everyone considering getting a cat must know. New cats don’t understand this is their new home. If you want to let your cat outside, keep them indoors for at least two weeks. Otherwise, they may get lost and never come back.
Fenced-in yard A fenced-in yard can be very helpful with a cat that is used to going outside. You can fenced you yard. And if you don’t have this option, maybe a cat that is used to outdoor life is better suitable for you.
A cat-proof fence must seven times higher than the cat’s size. They’re powerful jumpers. It has to be made of metal or rock, because cat can dig their nails into a plastic or wooden fence and climb. And it must be far from a roof, a tree, or anything else a cat can leap from.
Tracking device There are tracking devices that can be put in the cat’s collar. Just take the cat’s personality into consideration. Some cats get rid of their collars in less than twenty four hours. But then again, I have experience with tough feral cats.
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Seeing the world through feline eyes. How do felines see humans? What do cats think of us? What does Mew The Fluff see when he looks at you, his human?
Kittens learn from their mothers which creatures to chase and treat as prey, which animals to ignore, and which to run away from. Humans are large, move around a lot, and make noise. Most cats see people as larger predators, but they’ll trust a human who loves them. It’s like being afraid of lions and tigers, but trusting one wildcat you know, who shows love. A friendly, tamed tiger.
How cats see humans vs dogs – Dogs see us as the alpha creature, the pack leader. Cats don’t live in packs. They’re solitary animals. They won’t take orders from a human, but they do show love and affection in their own way. They think they’re the alpha creatures, not us. This is how cats see us through their eyes. That’s the feline vision of the world.
Cats see humans as large creatures who do weird things like wear clothes that we keep changing all the time, click on the remote control, type in front of the computer. Imagine a huge creature who keeps touching their fingers on a long, black device, who sits in front of a flat panel on which images show up and disappear, and clicks their fingers on some machine, making clicking sounds. A creature who keep putting things over their bodies and changing them every day, although the cats can’t distinguish between the bright colors like yellow or red.
Cats see us disappearing everyday someplace mysterious, and then returning. Cats see humans doing chores around the house like cooking or doing laundry. Cats see us disappearing into the place where the good smells come from, the food smells. They see us taking those thing we like putting on our body and putting them in that big white machine. Then our felines see humans putting these soaked things in those big hot machines we don’t let them near. We do things our cats don’t understand the reasons for. Our world is so much different than theirs.
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How many cats is too many in a house or an apartment? How many cats should one person have? I’ll try answering these questions in this post.
People disagree on the question of how many cats are too many for a house. For some people, two cats are too many, and for some, twenty cats aren’t too many. I don’t think there’s any limit for how many cats one can have, but then I’m a crazy cats lady. I know a lady who feeds dozens of feral cats and have over ten living in her house, and she doesn’t think she has too many cats. But it all depends on the situation. For instance.
Space How many cats are too many for a small apartment? If you live in a tiny one-room apartment, with barely enough space for the bed and a dining table, you might want to limit the number of cats you have, especially if they can’t go outside. Cats needs space to run, climb, and leap without bumping head to head with other cats.
Money Cats’ food, vets visits for vaccination, worms, and emergencies, drops for fleas that you drip on the back of the cat’s neck, all cost money. And these are just the necessities. You might want to buy toys, beds, scratch posts, and cats’ trees and condos for your furry friends. Although several cats can share the same condo, tree, or toy, they can’t share the same bed, not at the same time, anyway.
Clingy cats Having a cat who likes sitting on your lap for hours and hours is equal to having several independent cats. I had a cat who wouldn’t leave my lap for the world. He practically lived in my lap, all day long. His name was Angel, and he died at the ripe old age of sixteen and a half, not bad for a feline. Having even two Angels would’ve been like having too many cats, in my opinion.
Jealousy My Angel was very possessive and jealous, pushing the other cat whenever she’d tried snuggling close to me. Sometimes I’d felt that the couple of felines I had were too many cats already, just because of the jealousy.
Getting along I now have three feral cats living in my house, and the forth one leaps in the window just to eat. They all hate one another because the first cat sees the others as invaders, and she lets them know it, which causes them to hate her. Also, each and every one of the cats thinks she’s the boss and the owner of the house, and they block each other way when one tries going in through the window. If your cat doesn’t get along with other cats, if he or she is territorial, your house might turn into a battlefield.
So, whether or not two or three felines are too many cats, or whether ten isn’t enough, it really depends on the situation and the personality of the cats involved. Don’t let others tell you how to live your life, or how many cats you’re allowed to have. Remember, we humans only go around once, so we should do what we want with the one time we’ve been given, not what others think we should do.
If you don’t have the space or resources to get a cat, show the world you love cats by installing a Cat-shaped lamp in your house. It may not be the real thing, but is practical in a rented apartment where the landlord doesn’t allow cats, for instance.
How many times have you heard the saying, ‘Cats have nine lives?’ Have you ever wondered why some people believe it, and where the saying came from? Do cats really have nine lives? Why do cats have nine lives? And what does it mean to have nine lives?
Cats seem to have nine lives because Stray cats climb on rooftops and trees and survive. They take nasty falls that would’ve killed a human – and other animals – for sure, and they land gracefully back on their feet. They avoid getting hit by cars at the last second. Where I live, they survive on the streets. There are hardly any mice to eat. The cats have wiped the streets clean of them. Haven’t seen a mouse in years.
So, do cats actually have nine lives? No. The myth that cats have nine lives originated from the cats’ resilience, the evolutionary traits that keep them alive in dangerous situations; their flexibility, the razor-blade sharp instincts and amazing speed that help them turn in the air to land on their paws, the nails that go through wood that they use to climb trees to avoid dogs and predators, their amazing sense of smell that helps them find food in garbage cans, and their sixth sense that helps them determine when someone is about to attack them.
Many years ago, my cat had run away for two and a half months and had come back so skinny, she didn’t weigh anything when I picked her up, and I could feel her spine and bones sticking out. She had survived. That cat had used eight of its nine lives.
If you have a similar story about a cat surviving against all odds, please share it in the comments. I love hearing stories about cats.
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Why do cats lick and then bite? Why does my cat bite me when she’s being affectionate? These are questions many cats parents ask themselves, because it’s confusing. Licking is a way to show affection, while biting can be perceived as an act of aggression, a show of anger. Many cats’ owners are confused by this. Here are three reasons why do some cats lick and then bite their owners.
Why does my cat lick and then bite my arm? Well, cats love to play. It’s an evolutionary trait born out of necessity, the instinct to hunt. A more playful cat is more likely to lick you and then bite than a calm cat. My Amiga does it all the time, and she loves to play. Cats play with those they like and trust, so when Fluffy or Mew licks and then bites the hand that pets them, it’s a feline compliment of some sort, and a common feline behavior.
Cats lick each other in mutual grooming. Mother cat licks her kittens to keep them clean. Cats lick to show affection. They can bite to show affection, too. This lick bite behavior may sound strange, but kittens bite their mother constantly. Your cat may see you as his adoptive parent, because you feed them and show them love. They may treat you the way they treat mommy cat.
Needing alone time
Cats are loners. They’re solitary creatures. When you pet your cat, and your feline licks your hand and then suddenly bites you, that can mean they enjoy the petting, but it’s been too long. They’re tired of the attention. They want to be alone.
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The easiest way to give a cat a pill is to hide it in food. If the vet says it’s OK to crush the pill and put it in food, and most pills are, the trick is to wait until the cat is hungry, then put a layer of tuna on the bottom of the bowl, crush the pill to dust, and sprinkle it on top of the layer, then add another layer of tuna on top.
You can also crush cats candies, your cat’s favorite, and mix it with the crushed pill or medication.
If the cat won’t eat the crushed pill anyway, wrap your feline in a towel, put his head in the crook of your arm, and gently pry his mouth open with a small spoon where you’ll put the pill. You’ll have to title his head backward slightly, and then add water with the spoon. Stay with him a while to make sure he doesn’t throw up and spit.
If your cat turns into a tiger at the prospect of a pill, wait until he sleeps, then grab the back of his neck, raise his head gently, and put the spoon in his mouth. Not too deep. You don’t want to choke him.
If none of the methods above work, and you can’t force your feline to swallow the pill, take him to the vet and tell the doctor you can’t make Fluffy take his pill. They have shots today that break down in the body slowly. The vet gave one to my cat, and it worked it magic day by day. I didn’t have to give my cat a pill at all.
If you feline attacks you ferociously when you try to put him in a cage to go to the vet, get a cage that snaps when he gets inside. If he won’t get in to get the tuna, close the door to the room the cat is in, put the cage in the entrance of the room, and close the door so the cage is trapped between the door and the wall. Then chase the cat until he runs to the cage. This way, you can take your cat to the vet and have him take his pill.
There are mind-reader cats. I had one, and I have another one now. Giving a pill to a mind-reading cat is more difficult. Put the pill and the spoon in your pocket, the cup of water near you. Then force your mind away from your task and think about something else. Think about petting your cat. Imagine your hand sliding along his fur, the silky touch. Don’t think about the pill, and then grab the back of his neck real quick. Works for me. Sometimes.
To make sure your cat doesn’t get out, pick up the cage from underneath, not the handle. You can hold on to the handle as long as you slid one arm under the cage. Cover with a towel, but make sure there’s enough space for air. Darkness calms a cat and sometimes even makes him sleepy.
Discuss the cage with the vet before you put your cat inside. Make sure the cage is strong. Cats can surprise you. They’re a lot like Hoodini. Keep that in mind.
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Cats love hiding and watching the outside scenery. They’re fascinated by grasshoppers and birds. The tiny sounds of insects walking on leaves and flapping of wings and the smells are magnified to their sensitive ears and nostrils. That’s when they’re in their natural habitat. Which is why cat houses and cats patio are the best gift you can give your furry friend.
Many years ago, I had a cat who suffered from depression because I didn’t let him go outside. I was afraid he’d get hit by a car. I wish I could’ve put a cat house or cat patio outside for him, but with my crazy neighbors who hate cats, that wouldn’t work. The cat kept trying desperately to get out, and finally I gave in. He’d been going in and out every day, and nothing happened. But there are dangers out there, and my cat Amiga was hit by a car once, although she’s all right now.
The best thing to do is to build a cat-proof fence around your yard. This way, you cat can roam the yard safely. However, if this isn’t an option, there are other ways to keep your feline friend protected but entertained, seeking adventure and enjoying the outdoors, living the feline dream. Ensuring his safety while enhancing his quality of life. A cat patio or cat house is the perfect solution.
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