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Atheist Ailurophiles

All things cat, and the nontheist people who love them.

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Camo cats

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8 Ways to Make Your Senior Cat Happy

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How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

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Experience with Exercise Wheels?

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Well-trained humans

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Swimming Cat Swims for his Life

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How to exercise with your cats!

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more catnip!!! (Кот с похмелья)

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Eco-Footprint of a cat

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Does your cat "help" with chores?

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Incessantly Meowing

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Cute kitties improve cognitive performance

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Cat returns home 200 miles

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Comment by Plinius on August 23, 2012 at 1:28pm

Hi Grinning Cat, thanks for the warning! Dido & Luna both would like to have interactive TV, but I don't. So they sit on top and try to catch the ball before the players do and they like animal programs so we watch those together.

Comment by Patricia on August 23, 2012 at 12:56pm

We got our cats from the spca already neutered & spayed. They must be spayed or neutered, & if they haven't done it, you must sign papers saying you will. They are indoor cats which also helps with keeping vet bills down as they don't pick up anything outside nor get into fights which can cause injury or infections.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 23, 2012 at 10:21am

Chris - just don't let your cat watch too much TV. :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 23, 2012 at 6:55am

At the shelter, they said I take them to the vet myself.  It's not already done.

Comment by Plinius on August 23, 2012 at 6:48am

The shelter has probably already taken care of it. I brought my cats to the vet myself, and they never held it against me, even if they hated the treatment.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 23, 2012 at 6:44am

Steph, you said you think a female cat is no more trouble than a male.  I imagine you're right.  I was surprised when the girl at the center said that, but now I'm wondering if there are basic differences once a cat is spayed or neutered.  I hate saying those words.  It sounds like such an unpleasant procedure!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 23, 2012 at 6:34am

Another question:  I wonder if it might be a good idea to have someone else take my cat to the vet to get spayed of neutered, so the cat doesn't associate that with me.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 23, 2012 at 6:16am

Steph, Patricia, Kosak, Chris, thanks for your replies.

A further question:  All cats adopted from the shelter here has to be spayed or neutered.  I imagine that causes them pain for a while.  What do I need to do to help them through that?

Comment by Plinius on August 23, 2012 at 12:55am

Hi Idaho Spud! A cat is wonderful for you, he/she will lower your bloodpressure and calm you down when you need it. My husband suffers from anxiety disorder: with some medicine and the work our cats did over the years he has an almost normal life. Many cats catch spiders - my house is almost insect- and spiderfree. But if you expect to continue your life without thinking how the cat feels, you'll get a disappointment. A cat will behave like he's your equal. Every cat has got her/his own hangup and it could be anything: to lie on the bed or to throw knickknacks from the window sill or to keep every door in the house open or to steal vegetables.. you'll laugh and accept it in the end and worry less than ever. I've seen lots of different behaviour in the more than ten cats that shared with us, but it's always kind and friendly. Don't worry about germs, a good friendship strengthens your resistance against germs. A cat is no dirtier than a potato.

Comment by Kosak Grabovsky on August 22, 2012 at 6:42pm

Technically, cats are dirtier in comparison to dogs, at least in terms of bacteria and germs. We should really say they groom themselves, not clean themselves. But even so, they are still relatively clean animals.

I do suggest getting a cat, especially if you can get them to be a lap cat. Cats seem to have a calming effect when you pet them. They greatly enjoy it too.

 

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