mirrodie
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The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:11 am

In all seriousness, it looks like my brother's cat snuck out of the house last night and we haven't seen it since. I feel pretty bad for him.

We've had our dogs run off and come back hours to days later.

But is it likely that a non-neutered, fully clawed housecat of about 1 year old will come back on its own? It's been missing since last night.

PLease let me know what to expect. mirrodie

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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:15 am

I hope for your brother that the cat is just on a "love trip". Big grin AFAIK, that is pretty normal and the cat will probably return to the place where it gets all of that good food. However, if it's a male, it might get injured in a fight with another cat that's out for the same reason.
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:24 am

I also hope that the cat makes the return trip. Every now and then one Wifey's (ok our) cats will make it out the door for a field trip, most of the time they stay right in the yard but they have been known to be gone for a few days before they come back and non have not returned for their road trips. I would however have your brother call the local SPCA etc and check if any strays where picked up. Some of the animal shelters are not "no-kill" and do not keep animals for a long period of time.

I hope this helps and I do hope the cat comes back

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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:28 am

My cat went missing for 5 days once, but sure enough she came right back one evening. Was waiting for us on our patio on the 6th morning. Then again she was pregnant too after that. Damn slut cat...
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 11:03 am

damn slut cat. LOL Dude, you are too much ROFLMAO.

Well, he;s gonna check the ASPCA now, but I read your respoenses to him and we appreciate it.


There's light atthe end of the tunnel (we hope.) Just hope his lay was worth it. Cause when he gets back, next stop is the nut chop shop.
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:03 pm

GOOD NEWS. Guess who just walked in the door.

Yep, he just walked in, ate the vitamin atop his food plate, then ran overand started eating the dog's food.

Noah the black tuxedo cat is back. I wish the guy could talk and tell us where he;s been the last 26 hours.

Anyway, thanks for the help guys.
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:18 pm

sorry to hear about the cat, but it just makes me think more that cats are not like real pets, they are like furniture.
 
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 1:46 pm

I'm sure he would like to brag about his one night stand if he could Mirrodie.
 
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 2:01 pm

Hell when my cat gave birth she had 4 kittens. That's a lot of kitten-support he'll be paying, he won't be bragging for long.
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 2:14 pm

Still those bastard kittens were adorable. Shame I had to give them away.
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 2:29 pm

Cats, unfortunatley, always come home.....

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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 3:48 pm

My cats set of at any chance they can get, but they always come back .. particularly now as the temp is falling towards zero each night....

I got 2 of the little "darlings", both girls to avoid the desex issue as I though that I could just keep them inside (which I did for a few years), unfortunately Miss Dash turned out to be Master Dash which we disovered about the time that Miss Melissa came on heat...

Much to my shock and the kiddies amusement!  Angry

Anyway .. had a litter of kittens, then without a month or so .. damn cat was pregnant again .. so this time we got clever and desexed the boy, then after the kittens were weaned we desexed the mummy as well ...

Funny story is that one of our kittens went off to be a house cat for Monicas in Fyshwick (a local brothel) as they had a mouse plague ....  Wow!




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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 8:06 pm

They have brothels in Australia?

That fixes it....see you later.....I'm going to Australia



We had a hanger cat where I used to work. One day it ran off and didn't come back for a couple of weeks. We had all written it off for dead since it was declawed and being out in the boonies there where wolverines and foxes all over the place.

Anyway one night about a month later we started hearing these god awful screams outside. We went to check on it and found the cat cornered by this red fox. Anytime the fox got to close the cat would start punching the fox in the face it it's paws. It was like a sugar ray fight. The fox would take a combination and back off and the try again.

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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 9:06 pm

They have brothels in Australia?

You don't? They're perfectly legal here but no in residential areas.





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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 9:20 pm

We used to. But not in maybe 100 years.  Sad
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 9:42 pm

This just off the presses.


It looks like ADG is going to make a decision about which she wants to keep.

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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 11:01 pm

May I suggest Nevada? They're all over the state, except-of course in the immediate cities of Reno and Las Vegas. Although I don't know for sure first hand, several people have told me that many so-called "Massage" parlors are actually fronts for prostitution. I guess the owners "worked" it out with the cops or something. If you are into that sort of thing, you may wnat to check it out.
 
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 11:22 pm

The cat ran off? Wow, I had the wrong idea about this thread. Seeing as how every 'cat' I have ever had left my house screaming.....

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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Mon Apr 21, 2003 11:30 pm

Tell the truth Matt D, not my thing.

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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Tue Apr 22, 2003 6:37 am

It looks like ADG is going to make a decision about which she wants to keep.

*chuckle*




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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Tue Apr 22, 2003 7:14 am

Seeing as how every 'cat' I have ever had left my house screaming.....

Hey consider yourself lucky, the cloest I get to pussy is Tom and Jerry.

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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Tue Apr 22, 2003 9:13 am

LOL, you know, this thread started out seriously, but now that Noah is back in the house, ...

this thread is too damn funny.
keep the humor
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:36 am

Mirrodie,

Time to get the cat neutered. Unfortunately there may be even more unwanted and/or stray and/or feral kittens out there in two months because of your cat. It is also healthier for him to be neutered, and he'll be less likely to spray (even if he does, the strong-smelling hormone won't be there anymore.) Also, I suggest that you take him to the vet in a few weeks and have him tested for Feline Leukemia since he could have been exposed (is he vaccinated in the first place?)

Sorry to seem so dour, but as a dedicated volunteer at the local animal shelter, stories like this just make me sick.


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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Tue Apr 22, 2003 12:06 pm

Sorry RednGold, but he's my brother's cat. (And raising a cat is an entirely NEW / KNEW), USA - Louisiana">NEW thing for this dog family.)

He did have his shots, so I guess FL is out. Either way, we are calling PAWS tomorrow to take care of him.

Thanks, mjc

PS and no you don't sound dour. I appreciate any inout I can pass on to him. thanks.

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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Tue Apr 22, 2003 4:37 pm

Either way, we are calling PAWS tomorrow to take care of him.

dear god! that sounds ominous .... *shudder*

One of the things that convinced us to remove 2 stone of our cat was that one night at about 3am there was this godawful racket outside. I went outside to see what it was and it was our cat and another fur on end howling at each other (both males).

As I stepped in to intervene ours forgot who was master and launched into my arms in an incident reminiscent of getting your arm stuck in a boat propeller covered in barbed wire .. during the course of ridding my arm of all it's skin, strip at a time, the little ba... *darling* proceeded to sink his teeth into the skin/bone of my hand between the thumb and forefinger.

Took days for the bleeding to stop and the pain to subside .. meanwhile, next day he found himself on the vets floor waiting for the big *snip*.

He's been pretty calm ever since (thank god).




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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Wed Apr 23, 2003 12:09 am

only concern.. he'll be more calm, but my brother fears he will not be as fun.
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Wed Apr 23, 2003 12:24 am

Mirrodie, the only ones he'll be less fun for are all those girliecats out there.
Given the probable species and sex of your brother he's unlikely to be one of those Big grin
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Wed Apr 23, 2003 1:00 am

Let's not forget that cats are great fun to watch as the effects of the anesthesia subsides.  Big grin

We had our two girls fixed, each about a month apart. The first one was really sedate, but couldn't stand for more than five seconds before falling over on her side.

The second (who we thought would be even more docile) was somewhat underweight, so the anesthesia had a VERY negative effect on her. To use the doctor's actual verbiage, she was, "On a REALLY bad trip." We took her home, hoping for the best.

For nearly two days, she ran at top speed in circles, sometimes into appliances, thanks to the drug-induced hallucinations. She actually crammed herself beneath a dresser for 12 hours, hissing and spitting at anyone who walked by!

She's back to normal now, thankfully...but it was really weird to see how the drugs radically affected her.
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Wed Apr 23, 2003 9:48 am

EA CO AS, OMG, I am ROFMLAO. LOL all I can see is a drugged up Noah walking around here and bumping into our schnauzer. LOL


By the way, I think the bugger sprayed the sleeve on my coat. Took it to get dry cleaned, picked it up today and I can still pick up the smell.

Should I bring the coat back and have it re-done. Does the smell come off?? HELP!?!!
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Wed Apr 23, 2003 10:09 am

Mirrodie. Try spraying a lemon scented spray or something on it if you are willing to try. That may work.
 
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:21 am

See, I told you he was spraying! You'll have to soak it, and I mean *soak*, in an enzymatic cleaner. Dry cleaning won't take out the smell.

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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:34 am

Its a dry clean only coat. What can I use on it?

Sounds like I am screwed... :-(

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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Wed Apr 23, 2003 12:05 pm

Oxy-Clean! That or give me lab space, $10,000 in unmarked pennies, and a food budget. Through the miracle of amateur science and bioengineering I'll create a new method to dry clean clothing without going to some store, or unleash a horrible monster that will plauge humanity until it is finally killed in an orgy of death and destruction with a 300ft lizard monster imported from Japan with cheesy special effects.
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Wed Apr 23, 2003 12:45 pm

 
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Wed Apr 23, 2003 4:38 pm

Bah, who needs cats anyway, when you can have to dogs. Both "bitches" (what!??!?! they are female dogs!). The older one is constantly stoned, unless she's being walked in which case she sets a pace that would leave Ben Johnson in the dust (with/without drugs).
The young one, which were in the older ones second batch of puppies, is just hyperactive. I mean, she usually spends at least one hour of chasing her tail, then she spend one hour of chasing ME, and then she spends the rest of the day chasing various birds in my garden.
It was only yesterday that she decided to learn how to ascend the stairs to the first floor by her self. Of coursew, it'll be a week or so before she learns how to descend them too. In the mean time, I have to carry her down every 5 or 10 minutes Big grin

.. but then again, she is adorable  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Thu Apr 24, 2003 7:10 am

You could feed an entire Chinese village with this cat.


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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Thu Apr 24, 2003 7:37 am

L-188, great Photoshop job. The guy's hand is waaaay too big.


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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Fri Apr 25, 2003 7:07 pm

This just in.....

Mirrodie's cat ran away to do ad work in Hollywood....




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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Fri Apr 25, 2003 7:33 pm

Woman at work has a cat like that ... *shudder*

Cats need hair ... we had our cat shaved last summer and it was a hideous thing until the hair grew back!



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RE: The Cat Ran Off.

Fri Apr 25, 2003 7:59 pm

Come, Mr. Bigglesworth!!!! No MiniMe, we don't gnaw on our kitty..

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