Sparkle
I have two cats and one foster cat.

My youngest kitty only likes cat food - the dry pebbles and especially the wet food. Not interested in anything else.

My foster cat eats only dry food, doesn't have much of a taste for canned cat food.

My other cat eats everything! She has a human palette, I swear.  She wants cheese, tomatoes, popcorn, toast, peanutbutter.  I mean is that cat crazy or what?  I love my cats so much.

What kinds of things do your cats like to eat?
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Sparkle
ahahaha

this thread makes me laugh.  But seriously, I want to know.
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wirthling
Oh shit, I have to feed my cat?
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Nim
You don't try to make your cats vegetarian, too, do you?
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Sparkle
Nim wrote:
You don't try to make your cats vegetarian, too, do you?


No.  I haven't done enough research though I have heard people do this.  What do you think I'm doing over here, grating carrots and zucchini for my kitties, come on.
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Infinitus Corsair
Sparkle wrote:
Nim wrote:
You don't try to make your cats vegetarian, too, do you?


No.  I haven't done enough research though I have heard people do this. 


That's awful.  These are cats, not bears.  Cats are obligate carnivores.
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AlmasyCR
Sparkle wrote:

No.  I haven't done enough research though I have heard people do this.


I think the research is in.  Conclusion: dumb.


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kingelessar8
My cats love green beans. I don't make them eat them or anything, they freak out if I have green beans until I give them one.
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Wreck
Plastic. Scotch tape. Grass.
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Mistoffelees
mom eats all our food

ghosts of starved kittehs

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Sparkle
Yes, thank you for your comments. As you may have read, I wrote I have NOT switched them to a vegetarian diet.

I just remembered that my cat that likes human food so much also likes avocado and even ate a tiny piece of banana.  Who is this kitty!  She's so wonderful. I love my cats!

Before you ruin my post of love, all my cats continue to eat high quality canned meat, so shut up. I have so far decided against it based on what I've read, I've yet to read or encounter anything that has convinced me to switch them over.

My youngest kitty, she has to stick her paws in water to drink though, which I love to watch because it's so cute but I don't like it.  She like tests the water first with her paws, licks it off her paws (awww) then drinks, but she's contaminating the water. And if I leave like a cup in the sink with water in it, she'll drink from that rather than her own water bowl.  Whyeeee? I love her so much.

Feel free to talk about your cats and other pets and everything they do. 
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Mistoffelees
Not another post from you, unless we get some kitteh photos.

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Sparkle
She just ate shredded coconut!
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Dyne
Sparkle wrote:
Nim wrote:
You don't try to make your cats vegetarian, too, do you?


No.  I haven't done enough research though I have heard people do this.  What do you think I'm doing over here, grating carrots and zucchini for my kitties, come on.


I had this exact same conversation with my GF a few days ago.  We were talking about getting a cat when we move in together, and she said she wanted to raise it vegan.  To her credit, she was raised Hindu and has strong beliefs on this stuff.  I am vegetarian too, but I think it's an act of cruelty to raise a cat vegan or vegetarian.  Truly awful idea. 
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Crow T. Robot
My cat's breath smells like cat food.

Edit: Dyne, you're moving in with this girl? Are you sure? I can't believe you're doing this to me.
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Sparkle
My black cat knocks everything over on purpose to tell me who's who in the house.  She has broken all my wine glasses and will not stand for pens on my desk.  I love her!
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Zuben

Sparkle wrote:
Yes, thank you for your comments. As you may have read, I wrote I have NOT switched them to a vegetarian diet.

I just remembered that my cat that likes human food so much also likes avocado and even ate a tiny piece of banana.  Who is this kitty!  She's so wonderful. I love my cats!

Before you ruin my post of love, all my cats continue to eat high quality canned meat, so shut up. I have so far decided against it based on what I've read, I've yet to read or encounter anything that has convinced me to switch them over.

My youngest kitty, she has to stick her paws in water to drink though, which I love to watch because it's so cute but I don't like it.  She like tests the water first with her paws, licks it off her paws (awww) then drinks, but she's contaminating the water. And if I leave like a cup in the sink with water in it, she'll drink from that rather than her own water bowl.  Whyeeee? I love her so much.

Feel free to talk about your cats and other pets and everything they do. 


I'd like to address the water thing. Many cats, although Iguess not all, retain an instinctual preference for moving sources of water to still ones. This is because running water is less likely to be a static environment for bacteria to grow in. They retain this instinct, even though the tap water you give them is perfectly fine. To get around this, many cats splash their water around, which makes it look more appealing to them. Some of them prefer to drink out of a running faucet. In order to get around this, you an get your cats a bowl that cycles water through it, but you have to be sure to clean them well because, ironically, they are more likely to get infested with bacteria than a standard bowl. 

 

[Drinkwell-Original-Pet-Fountain-cat] 

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Sparkle
I don't want to get one of the fountain things though, they're way too hard to clean. I've read about them before.  My cat just has a weird tendency to drink dirty water and make dirty water with her beautiful toesies.
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Glittergrrl
I don't have a cat, but Maddie's been acting so strangely lately. She has always loved cheese. American cheese is one of her favorite foods. Any time i make a sandwich, she whines by my feet until i give her a piece of cheese. Now when I give her a piece of cheese, she drops it on the floor and walks away. It's freaking me out. She still loves cantaloupe and watermelon though. We just shared some.
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wirthling
Cat water fountains are indeed a pain in the ass.
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Sparkle
Maybe her tummy just can't handle it anymore, dogs should only eat very little cheese, like as rare treats.  They change as they get older.  She's still enjoying her fruit though!
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Sparkle
Also, Zuben, your post is informative but boring.  Haven't you ever owned any pets?
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Paquito
Zuben just made a sincere post about cats. Zuben
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Zuben
I am a scientist. 
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Zuben
Sparkle wrote:
Also, Zuben, your post is informative but boring.  Haven't you ever owned any pets?


Yes, many, but the only cats I owned were a bunch of strays that I took care of (fed and gave them water and stuff) when I was a kid in Saudi Arabia. I named a bunch of them and they were all from the same litter, each a jet-black ally creature. The only one whose name I remember though, was Aslan because he had this scruff around his neck that kind of stuck out like a mane. Anyway, the cats got older and more feral, but Aslan stayed my pal right up to the point where the compound authorities poisoned all the feral cats that were around. When Aslan was dying, he came and had his final throes right in front of me on my porch in the time between me getting home from school and my parents getting back from work. I swept his corpse into a cardboard box and threw him in a dumpster, but not before my sister and I had a good long, manical laugh at how funny his head looked now that he was dead.

At this point, you probably don't believe me, but everything about that story is true.
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Sparkle
Zuben wrote:
Sparkle wrote:
Also, Zuben, your post is informative but boring.  Haven't you ever owned any pets?


Yes, many, but the only cats I owned were a bunch of strays that I took care of (fed and gave them water and stuff) when I was a kid in Saudi Arabia. I named a bunch of them and they were all from the same litter, each a jet-black ally creature. The only one whose name I remember though, was Aslan because he had this scruff around his neck that kind of stuck out like a mane. Anyway, the cats got older and more feral, but Aslan stayed my pal right up to the point where the compound authorities poisoned all the feral cats that were around. When Aslan was dying, he came and had his final throes right in front of me on my porch in the time between me getting home from school and my parents getting back from work. I swept his corpse into a cardboard box and threw him in a dumpster, but not before my sister and I had a good long, manical laugh at how funny his head looked now that he was dead.

At this point, you probably don't believe me, but everything about that story is true.


I believed you up until the part about maniacal laughing and throwing him in the dumpster. 
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Moses
There's a pretty good chance Kudama is dead.
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Zuben

Sparkle wrote:
Zuben wrote:
Sparkle wrote:
Also, Zuben, your post is informative but boring.  Haven't you ever owned any pets?


Yes, many, but the only cats I owned were a bunch of strays that I took care of (fed and gave them water and stuff) when I was a kid in Saudi Arabia. I named a bunch of them and they were all from the same litter, each a jet-black ally creature. The only one whose name I remember though, was Aslan because he had this scruff around his neck that kind of stuck out like a mane. Anyway, the cats got older and more feral, but Aslan stayed my pal right up to the point where the compound authorities poisoned all the feral cats that were around. When Aslan was dying, he came and had his final throes right in front of me on my porch in the time between me getting home from school and my parents getting back from work. I swept his corpse into a cardboard box and threw him in a dumpster, but not before my sister and I had a good long, manical laugh at how funny his head looked now that he was dead.

At this point, you probably don't believe me, but everything about that story is true.


I believed you up until the part about maniacal laughing and throwing him in the dumpster. 


That's okay. That's what happened though. That's what people tended to do with dead cats in Saudi, given that feral population were so frequently poisoned. If it makes you feel any better, the laughter was kind of over top reaction to what was actually a pretty upsetting experience. When Aslan died, he was in a lot of pain, and I was basically panicking. He looked funny after because he became very, very rigid, immediately after death. it didn't set in or something, his legs went straight and he was plank like. 

Oh, I told my sister that he was stung by a scorpion because I thought at first I thought he might have been and because I thought the fact that he was poisoned by people might really freak her out.

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Infinitus Corsair
Zuben wrote:

Sparkle wrote:
Zuben wrote:
Sparkle wrote:
Also, Zuben, your post is informative but boring.  Haven't you ever owned any pets?


Yes, many, but the only cats I owned were a bunch of strays that I took care of (fed and gave them water and stuff) when I was a kid in Saudi Arabia. I named a bunch of them and they were all from the same litter, each a jet-black ally creature. The only one whose name I remember though, was Aslan because he had this scruff around his neck that kind of stuck out like a mane. Anyway, the cats got older and more feral, but Aslan stayed my pal right up to the point where the compound authorities poisoned all the feral cats that were around. When Aslan was dying, he came and had his final throes right in front of me on my porch in the time between me getting home from school and my parents getting back from work. I swept his corpse into a cardboard box and threw him in a dumpster, but not before my sister and I had a good long, manical laugh at how funny his head looked now that he was dead.

At this point, you probably don't believe me, but everything about that story is true.


I believed you up until the part about maniacal laughing and throwing him in the dumpster. 


That's okay. That's what happened though. That's what people tended to do with dead cats in Saudi, given that feral population were so frequently poisoned. If it makes you feel any better, the laughter was kind of over top reaction to what was actually a pretty upsetting experience. When Aslan died, he was in a lot of pain, and I was basically panicking. He looked funny after because he became very, very rigid, immediately after death. it didn't set in or something, his legs went straight and he was plank like. 

Oh, I told my sister that he was stung by a scorpion because I thought at first I thought he might have been and because I thought the fact that he was poisoned by people might really freak her out.



Is your sister older or younger?
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Sparkle
Oh.  Well I'm sorry that happened.  Why don't you adopt a cat or dog now?
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Zuben

One last Aslan story! A palette cleanser. When the litter was first born, and they were basically a little troop of kittens roaming around, they set up shop close to my house. They were scared of us, but little by little I got them to eat bits of food that were closer and closer to me until every once in a while, one of them would eat out of my hand. Of course, this wasn't enough for me, and I became positive that if I could just get them inside the house, I could acclimatize them to being around us. So my sister and I made a little trail of lunch meat (it was processed turkey) that went fro the front yard and into the house. It was like out of a cartoon, but it TOTALLY worked, and soon we had like four or five tentative kittens sniffing their way into the living room. Suddenly I sprang from my hiding place and slammed the front door shut, trapping the kittens in our house. They immediately lost their shit, and took off in different directions and into different hiding spots. All of them except for Aslan who jumped up onto the couch, again onto the back of the couch, and then charged down its length to leap head first into a closed window. After colliding with the window his limp body fell behind the couch, but he was immediately up and running around again. I was super worried that I had hurt him and I let all the cats out. We still became pals though and had a lot of fun times.

I was in grade five around this time.

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Zuben
Infinitus Corsair wrote:


Is your sister older or younger?


About two years younger. 
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Zuben
I can't afford a pet right now, but when I get one it will be a dog. I love dogs. 
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Infinitus Corsair
Zuben wrote:
Infinitus Corsair wrote:


Is your sister older or younger?


About two years younger. 


Well, well.
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Zuben
Infinitus Corsair wrote:
Zuben wrote:
Infinitus Corsair wrote:


Is your sister older or younger?


About two years younger. 


Well, well.


She's an architect and her long term boyfriend is a movie editor who makes six figures. You have nothing she wants IC, because you are gross.
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Sparkle
Zuben wrote:

One last Aslan story! A palette cleanser. When the litter was first born, and they were basically a little troop of kittens roaming around, they set up shop close to my house. They were scared of us, but little by little I got them to eat bits of food that were closer and closer to me until every once in a while, one of them would eat out of my hand. Of course, this wasn't enough for me, and I became positive that if I could just get them inside the house, I could acclimatize them to being around us. So my sister and I made a little trail of lunch meat (it was processed turkey) that went fro the front yard and into the house. It was like out of a cartoon, but it TOTALLY worked, and soon we had like four or five tentative kittens sniffing their way into the living room. Suddenly I sprang from my hiding place and slammed the front door shut, trapping the kittens in our house. They immediately lost their shit, and took off in different directions and into different hiding spots. All of them except for Aslan who jumped up onto the couch, again onto the back of the couch, and then charged down its length to leap head first into a closed window. After colliding with the window his limp body fell behind the couch, but he was immediately up and running around again. I was super worried that I had hurt him and I let all the cats out. We still became pals though and had a lot of fun times.

I was in grade five around this time.



Awww that's pretty great.
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Infinitus Corsair
Zuben wrote:
Infinitus Corsair wrote:
Zuben wrote:
Infinitus Corsair wrote:


Is your sister older or younger?


About two years younger. 


Well, well.


She's an architect and her long term boyfriend is a movie editor who makes six figures. You have nothing she wants IC, because you are gross.


I feel like your sister may keep her feelings hidden from you because of your poor attitude.
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Zuben
Infinitus Corsair wrote:
Zuben wrote:
Infinitus Corsair wrote:
Zuben wrote:
Infinitus Corsair wrote:


Is your sister older or younger?


About two years younger. 


Well, well.


She's an architect and her long term boyfriend is a movie editor who makes six figures. You have nothing she wants IC, because you are gross.


I feel like your sister may keep her feelings hidden from you because of your poor attitude.


I have a feeling that you make do with 3s and 4s.
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Infinitus Corsair
Zuben wrote:
Infinitus Corsair wrote:
Zuben wrote:
Infinitus Corsair wrote:
Zuben wrote:
Infinitus Corsair wrote:


Is your sister older or younger?


About two years younger. 


Well, well.


She's an architect and her long term boyfriend is a movie editor who makes six figures. You have nothing she wants IC, because you are gross.


I feel like your sister may keep her feelings hidden from you because of your poor attitude.


I have a feeling that you make do with 3s and 4s.


Maybe if more people would introduce me to their sisters.
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Detrimental
I would introduce IC to my sisters if I didn't get the feeling that he would be horribly rejected.
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Infinitus Corsair
Detrimental wrote:
I would introduce IC to my sisters if I didn't get the feeling that he would be horribly rejected.


Your sisters sound like racists.
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Sparkle
Can we get back to pets please?
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Infinitus Corsair
Sparkle wrote:
Can we get back to pets please?


I don't have any pets, atm.  You have a sister too, right?
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Moses
I would think that movie editors are incapable of meaningful relationships. They'd be quick to make decisions, prone to asserting themselves into others' decisions, demanding, myopic, too focused.  Pretty much Vulcans with no sense of humor.  Horrible taskmasters as parents.
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Sparkle
Infinitus Corsair wrote:
Sparkle wrote:
Can we get back to pets please?


I don't have any pets, atm.  You have a sister too, right?


Yes, you've asked me before, probably more than once.

Have you ever had any pets?  Why wouldn't you have a pet now?  You should adopt a dog or cat, you make enough money and could give a homeless animal a place to live and be loved.
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Sparkle
Moses wrote:
I would think that movie editors are incapable of meaningful relationships. They'd be quick to make decisions, prone to asserting themselves into others' decisions, demanding, myopic, too focused.  Pretty much Vulcans with no sense of humor.  Horrible taskmasters as parents.


I know three editors and none of them are like that.  Sorry, Moses (and IC).
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Infinitus Corsair
Sparkle wrote:
Moses wrote:
I would think that movie editors are incapable of meaningful relationships. They'd be quick to make decisions, prone to asserting themselves into others' decisions, demanding, myopic, too focused.  Pretty much Vulcans with no sense of humor.  Horrible taskmasters as parents.


I know three editors.


Stop being ridiculous.
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Infinitus Corsair
Sparkle wrote:
Infinitus Corsair wrote:
Sparkle wrote:
Can we get back to pets please?


I don't have any pets, atm.  You have a sister too, right?


Yes, you've asked me before, probably more than once.

Have you ever had any pets?  Why wouldn't you have a pet now?  You should adopt a dog or cat, you make enough money and could give a homeless animal a place to live and be loved.


I had pets growing up about whose deaths I did not laugh.  But I don't have a yard and I don't like animals inside.
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Moses
Rabid, Monkey is doing great BTW.  She's a torbie.  That's half-tabby and half-tortoise shell.  She probably needs a younger sister or brother to play with, but I spend extra time with her and play.  I always have red scratch marks in my arms because I enjoy petting her belly and it tickles her, so she play fights back with me.  Her mild biting of my hand shows me that she loves me because she could really do damage if she so chose.  Rabid, she knows four words: water, treats, Monkey, and she meows when I say "speak"!  We have a deal.  She has to give me 19 years and I always promise not to get mad when she wakes me in the middle of the night wanting me to lift my blanket up so she can cuddle in the warmth.  I love cats!
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Sparkle
Infinitus Corsair wrote:

I had pets growing up about whose deaths I did not laugh.  But I don't have a yard and I don't like animals inside.


Cats shouldn't go outside.  Dogs should only go outside for walks or to run around in a fenced yard.  Pets are like family members you retard.
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