Atheist Ailurophiles

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

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Camo cats

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 20. 58 Replies

Cats on Video

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post photos of your kittieh

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Administrivia, AKA Welcome to Cat Freaks R' Us

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Kit Ann Kaboodle Sep 8, 2017. 6 Replies

Munchkin – My Bestest Buddy

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 16, 2017. 3 Replies

My Wonderful Morris-Kitty

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Cat Food Recall

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The never ending battle

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Signs Your Cat Is In Pain

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Mar 1, 2016. 1 Reply

Fancy Feast and slavery

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Aug 31, 2015. 1 Reply

Cat videos are good for you

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How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

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Sugarless gum kills pets

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London Cat

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Comment by Plinius on May 13, 2015 at 12:04am

Two of my cats - MauMau and Luna - showed that they knew what I wanted AND that they made their own choices.

Like this - sleeping in the wardrobe is not allowed in this house, but it is what Luna wants. So she gets into the wardrobe in a quarter of a second when I open the door.

"Luna, get out of there!"

"I can't hear you, I'm sleeping."

"Get out Luna!"

So she gets out very fast and runs rings around me, to show who's boss.

Comment by Plinius on May 12, 2015 at 11:49pm

You never know with cats - are they smart because they understand what you want or are they smart because they make their own choices?

Comment by sk8eycat on May 12, 2015 at 4:29pm

Patricia, Purr-Dee's photos reminded me a LOT of Kipps (the cat who listened to Mother); he was a grey & white tuxedo (Bugs Bunny) cat, too. His former owner had the hots for Tommy Steele, so she named him after the character he played in "Half a Sixpence."

Comment by Plinius on May 12, 2015 at 1:39pm

Jackson Galaxy is really good watching cats. My cat from hell helps a lot if you don't understand animals.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 12, 2015 at 12:16pm

I watch Jackson Galaxy's short cat care videos on YouTube quite often because he has made extensive studies of cat behavior over the years.

On that I have watched several times is about why some cats (I have known three...none of the mine) will suddenly attack with teeth and claws while they are being petted.  The short answer is "overload."  The right way to pet a relaxed cat is to let the cat show you where she/he wants to be touched...hold your hand still, and let the cat rub it....or not.  And watch the tail motion.  Flicking the tip of the tail means "I've had enough.  Stop."  The more violently the tail moves says, You're pissing me off. Quit NOW!"  Whipping the tail back and forth means, "ATTACK!"

I have one friend who loves animals dearly, and would never intentionally hurt any of them, but she had one very sensitive old cat who sent her to the emergency room several times with deep scratches and bites. (And her TV cable "service" moved the Animal Planet channel to a higher tier, so she can't even watch Galaxy's "My Cat From Hell.") She doesn't have (or want) a computer, either, although she has a Kindle...

We had a talky, busy-body cat years ago; he liked to walk around Mother's ankles when she was working in the kitchen.  All she had to do was say, "Get up in your chair and lie down," and he DID!  Always.  They know.

Comment by Plinius on May 12, 2015 at 7:06am

Animals are mostly not parroting, but they are using their knowledge of their surroundings. But tell to scientists that your cat is having fun with you and they'll look down on you:"Crazy catlady tells another fond story...."

But most of us know that our cats have a whole range of sounds and behaviours for games, for when they tricked us, for when we feel bad, for when they want us to leave them alone, etc.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 11, 2015 at 3:06pm

This is one example of why I think Noam Chomsky is flat WRONG about what all the great apes understand about human behavior and language.  He has insisted for years that chimpanzees and gorillas who learn Sign Language and use it to communicate with humans are just "parroting"....  Seeeyit, even Alex the African grey parrot knew what  he was talking about as far as colors and shapes were concerned.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 11, 2015 at 9:50am

Okay, gang, are you ready for a serious dose of "too-cute-to-be-true"?!?  Well, here you go!

Comment by Plinius on May 2, 2015 at 2:54am

That is very good in such a short time!

Comment by Plinius on May 2, 2015 at 1:22am

That's also a good one for a short pre-breakfast dance with Dido & Luna. Sleep well, Sk8eycat!


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