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Turbo: The Cat That Gives A Handshake  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Or more precisely, a paw-to-hand shake. Many people who have dogs train them to shake by extending a paw on command. But how many people do you know who have successfully trained a CAT to do the same thing? Especially since cats are much more independant and obstinate.

Well I just used lots of patience, lots of love, simple yet repetitive, and short sessions. Plus a can of kitty yum-yum treats helped.

So I set up the camera and filmed myself doing a handshake with Turbo. Here are some stills from that video. Sorry for the crappy resolution, but the lighting wasn't all that great.







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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1703 times:

I think he's ready for the midterm elections.


Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineClipperHawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Quoting We're Nuts (Reply 1):
I think he's ready for the midterm elections.

Running as a Democat of course.

 Smile



"You Can't Beat The Experience"
User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Quoting ClipperHawaii (Reply 2):
Running as a Democat of course.

First Socks and now Turbo. Look out, 2008!



Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13547 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1654 times:
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Fess up - you just wanted to be able to brag, "I got my pussy well-trained!" to your friends without Jenn kicking you in the nuts.  Wink


"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Now That's cat-astrophic.

And I am so not funny!

Aim for the sky!
Sudden



When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

This is Molly, one of our moggies, and although I can't show you proof, if we throw a small rolled up piece of paper she will chase it, pick it up and bring it back to you !
She'll do it for ages til you're fed up of chuckin it round the house ! - mind you we did'nt train her to 'fetch' - very clever cat your Turbo !

Claire




 smile 


User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

Quoting ABfemme (Reply 6):
This is Molly

Molly is a nice name Big grin



Not drinking, also isn't a solution!
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Wow - Try teaching a Mexican to do that!

Signed, Whippy  Wink


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

Congrats, Matt! You really have his attention, too. Now just make sure he doesn't get fat off all of those treats  Wink

I've trained my cats to be my hand warmers. Ernie on the left, Bert on the right, all I have to do is keep wiggling my fingers underneath to convince them that they're getting scratched.  Big grin



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

Quoting Redngold (Reply 9):
I've trained my cats to be my hand warmers. Ernie on the left, Bert on the right, all I have to do is keep wiggling my fingers underneath to convince them that they're getting scratched.

Puh...thank god as you got me worried there for a sec.  Wink

Aim for the sky!
Sudden



When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

I think he's ready for the midterm elections

Gotta start practicing somewhere

Running as a Democat of course

I don't think so. If I ever ran for anything, it would most likely be independant or Libertarian. Superfly and I are still mulling a CA Governors race.

Fess up - you just wanted to be able to brag, "I got my pussy well-trained!" to your friends without Jenn kicking you in the nuts.

If the shoe fits.

Wow - Try teaching a Mexican to do that!

Wonder what Whippy thinks of that wall....


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

Quoting Sudden (Reply 10):

How did I know someone was going to take that wrong?



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1508 times:

Would you rather I go back to airing my views on illegal immigration, Socialism, personal responsibility and other fun issues? I could if you like. I only backed away from those discussions to let the forum cool off and let some kind of civility return. But anyone who is ready to go another round, get the thread started.

And by the way, what's wrong with having pets and training them?


User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1492 times:



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