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eightdegrees
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From: Columbia, SC, USA
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posted December 26, 2005 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eightdegrees     Edit/Delete Message
This is kind of silly, but a true cat lover will understand (I hope). Just today I realized:

Sometimes I forget my cat is a cat.

Has this ever happened to anyone else? I've had my girl Pidge for a year and a half now, and we moved together in March, and since then it's just been me and her. Sometimes I don't think i'd have survived the move without her. We're so deeply bonded, I really forget that she is just a little cat, becaues she really is her own "being." She has her own energy, and I've just started thinking of her in my head like I would any other friend. lol!

I wish I could post a picture of her. Anyone know how?

Thanks to anyone who reads my crazy-cat-lady rantings!

8degrees

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Nephthys
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posted December 27, 2005 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nephthys     Edit/Delete Message
Of course. My cats were my children. My, what personalities they had! They are now in Heaven but their little Spirits still sleep/snuggle with me every night.

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Randall
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posted December 29, 2005 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message

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Bluemoon
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From: Stafford, VA USA
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posted January 04, 2006 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bluemoon     Edit/Delete Message
they are very much like children. we just lost our 5 month old kitten on Tuesday. She got in the pool and drowned. So sad.

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silvermoon
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posted January 15, 2006 03:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for silvermoon     Edit/Delete Message
Bluemoon,I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear feline
Cats are definately family members to me as are dogs,horses and the rest of the animal kingdom...
silvermoon

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Moon666Child
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From: Bengaluru, India
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posted April 18, 2006 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moon666Child     Edit/Delete Message
my cats were always my MASTERS!

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angel_of_hope
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From: Palmer, Alaska (the valley)
Registered: Jul 2004

posted April 26, 2006 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for angel_of_hope     Edit/Delete Message
I know exactly what you mean!!!

I treat my pets as people as well. They are my children. I buy gifts for them. I wrap presents at xmas time for them. I treat them to special meals on their birthdays. And when my love is outta town or not home for dinner, i make fish (he hates fih) and i share the meal with my kitty's. ONe plate is seasoned for me and one plain for them. I talk to them as if they were human. Sometimes i get the look of, "Okay lady, i have no idea what your talking about" lol. But for the most part they understad.

DOnt know where i'd be or who i'd be with out my animals in my life.

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Planet_Soul
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posted May 29, 2006 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Planet_Soul     Edit/Delete Message
Lol, our cat loves following us around the apartment. For some reason, she is especially fond of the bathroom and enjoys drinking out of the toilet (ew. I will scold her "Magus, NO!" and it is like se realy understands the word no. She'll look down and stop. Today, she followed me into the room and I left the door open. I heard what sounded like someone coming up the stairs, and told her "Magus, please close the door". It was so funny, just as if she were one of my kids (: Luckily, no one was around ot witness my moment of lunacy.

I am considering giving her to my bf's dad because our apartment is small and the stench of the litter box gets to me. We clean it up and it still smells bad. I told my little Gem daugther, and she started cryign up a storm. Awww, it melted my heart (: My Gem is so calm and collected, she rarely ever cries over anything. So for now we will continue to have Magus as part of our clan. If anyone has any tips on keeping the liter from smelling terrible and repelling cats from the minibinds, my Gem would appreciate it very much.

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pidaua
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From: Arizona - Moving to Germany to be with Bear the Leo
Registered: May 2002

posted May 30, 2006 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pidaua     Edit/Delete Message
Try using the clumping litter. I pick out the pee balls every day and dump the dookie in the toliet almost immediately (I prefer the flushable stuff- but I still won't flush the pee balls).

You can also do a bottom layer of the clumping stuff and the regular litter over it - BUT.. you must clean it out at least once a week. I completely change the clumping litter ever two weeks (since I remove the balls everyday).

There are also little portable ionic breeze things that filter the air (which I have placed near the box as well).

I also prefer litter bags over the box and litter with baking soda (you can even put a layer of soda down on the bag, then put the litter over that).

It is rare that my little box has an odor. If you keep up on the cleaning (I love those little grocery bags because every day I dump the wads in the outside trash).

I have to fat cats and even left them for 3 days with two litter boxes and it still didn't smell (I had a neighbor check on them AND they have a self feeder / waterer).

As to the blinds.. nothing can be done short of squirting them when they get too close to the blinds. I open mine up every am (they expect it)and that keeps Mr. Woobie (Fletcher) from sticking his little orange head through the blinds (and breaking them) he has already broken 4 nubbins off though.

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BlueTopaz124
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From: Portland, OR
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posted November 07, 2006 12:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueTopaz124     Edit/Delete Message
Bumping this up, speaking of cat litter.

Very recently, I discovered the most amazing cat litter. A woman I know who is a pet sitter told me about this and said you will never know you have a litter box. I'm like: ok lady, let's see...so she gave me a bag to try. I believe it is silica-based and there really is NO ODOR. The material absorbs all the moisture, even from the solids in the litter box. I have two cats and believe me, with regular litter, the odor builds up after a short period of time.

The litter is called The Ultimate Premium Cat Litter. Go to www dot ultimatepetproducts dot com to see about this product. I am sold. On the site, they sell it for I think $12.95, but the woman I know sells it for $9.00. All you do, is every day, scoop the waste and flush that, then stir the litter so it's evenly mixed. It's time to replace when it is the color of cornmeal (product starts out sort of translucent). One 5 lb bag will give you enough to fill a regular sized litter box twice and lasts about a month.

Amazing. I smell absolutely nothing with this. No urine or ammonia smell. Try it and you'll know what I mean.

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