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Proof I feed my cat well...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by PrincessCelica, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. PrincessCelica

    PrincessCelica

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    Or that she'd never survive in the wild.


    Here she is lying on my lap, while my rat cuddles further up.

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    It's interesting to me that she couldn't care less about Lucky (the rat) or Marbles (our hamster), but was fascinated by a feeder mouse we bought for our snake. Marbles actually managed to escape her ball, and while the cat followed her around the house, she never attacked Marbles.
     
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Cats are crazy. I had one that ate nothing but crickets and cockroaches.
     

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    Pets can somehow tell the difference between other pets belonging to their owner and "food".
     
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    Took me minute to see the rat, very kool Lauren honey:kiss::hugs:
     
  5. PrincessCelica

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    I wondered if this was the case, but suspected maybe I was anthropomorphizing too much. She has seen me hold the hamster and rat dozens of times. And I've been careful about letting her get too curious about either. She never saw me handle the mouse, and while not letting her kill the little thing, I never discouraged her from watching the mouse in its cage. It could also be an energy thing. Both the hamster and rat are very laid-back. Whereas the mouse was very active. Perhaps all the movement made it more interesting.

    He kinda blends in with his towel, at least in the pictures. He won't go #2 when you're holding him, but he does go #1. Hence why I put a towel between us when I'm holding him.

    Here's a closer picture of him. He snuggled right in. :supergrin:
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    Yes, she would be OK. She would just find her way to my place.:supergrin:
    This stray cat I've been feeding for months now looks like her.
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    Animals are strange with each other.
    I suspect your kitty will be fine as long as she doesn't see the rat as competition for your affection.
     
  7. PrincessCelica

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    M2Carbine, I let her in my lap even when holding the rat when she asks to be in it... unless she tries to lay on top of him in the process (more a space issue than her trying to hurt him). But of course I keep an eagle's eye on her. She's tried to sniff at the rat, but seems to have learned she's not supposed to attack him.

    If nothing else, she'd probably make her living on crickets in the wild. She loves them. I'm mostly joking that she wouldn't survive. I'm sure her survival instincts are still there.. just buried around the rat and hamster. :supergrin:
     
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    Jack23 I. B. Glockin'

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    That cats expression just says half a bowl huh.
     
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    Yea, it's called being well fed. Don't let them get hungry.
    For that matter, don't let your neighbor get hungry either. :whistling:
     
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    My kitty think my Glock is hers. If she only knew the loud noises it makes, she wouldn't use it as her pillow...
     
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    MrKandiyohi Millennium Member

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    Maybe you'll like this...

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  13. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    I had a pet rat before my kids were born and he was the best pet as good as a dog loved to snuggle up to you never bit anyone would sit with me for hours, If the wife would let me Id have another in a heartbeat.
    Regards
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  14. maynardwix

    maynardwix Notre Dame Fan!

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    Same here, only difference is the wife would let me get another one, my dog won't. I have a Rat terrior and he dosen't like anything smaller than him that smells like a rodent.

    My rat was one of the best pets I ever had though, he would sit with me for hours watching tv or whatever. I was surprised how upset I was when he passed, I didn't realize how much I had gotten attached to him.