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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Butterfield on Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:23 pm

Well, the neighbour vanished to Derbyshire so it could actually be both for all I know. :scared:
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby FanGirl3 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:24 pm

Last summer I had the back sash window open and next door's cat, which sometimes sits on the windowsill gazing in, jumped inside as bold as you like for a saunter round.

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Then it spotted me and jumped out again and ran off.

I thought cats had super senses and so on, surely they can tell whether there's a human in a room before the person starts stomping towards them?
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby flibbington on Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:28 pm

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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Butterfield on Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:36 pm

Cat which was 'runt of the litter' turns 27

A cat from Bedford, which was the "runt of the litter" when adopted as a kitten, has just turned 27 years old.

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Former landlady Ann Munday, from Wentworth Drive, acquired a "very poorly" cat she called Wadsworth, from a vet in De Parys Avenue in 1986.

With the vets' help she said she nursed him back to health and "he has gone from strength to strength".

The surgery, which moved to Acorn House in Brickhill, and still treats the cat, has verified his age.

Mrs Munday said her cat, known as Waddy, "is not as active as he was".

'Old man'

Since he was taken on by Mrs Munday, the cat, who was named after the beer of a similar name, has lived at the Horse and Jockey public house before moving to The Blacksmith's Arms, both in Ravensden.

Now in a house he leads a quieter life and "doesn't really play any more".

Mrs Munday said: "He's like a little old man really, he gets up, goes out, comes in, has his food and then goes back to sleep."

She said she has no idea how he has managed to reach such an age as he had been the "runt of the litter".

"He was very poorly and sick when we got him," she said.

"He was back and forth to the vets in the first few weeks, he was full of infection but with the help of the vets we nursed him back to health."

She said he has had health "ups and downs" over the years and the moggy currently takes pills which cost her about £45 per month but he "is still going".

Vet Gill Monsell who treats Waddy at Acorn House said he suffered from hyperthyroidism and was "certainly the oldest cat on its books at the moment".

"We minimise the amount of time he comes in as he gets stressed out having his blood pressure done, but he is very stable and doing very well," she said.

'Fussy eater'

Mrs Munday said he is "a bit of a fussy eater" but will eat cat food, although he is partial to a bit of fresh chicken or fish.

"If I get fish and chips I always get him a bit of fish - he doesn't like the chips," she said.

In January, Sarah Dixon, from East Yorkshire, claimed her cat Margaret was the oldest in the country, at nearly 25.

In 2007, a cat in Shropshire called Pussywillow, aged 26, was claimed to be the oldest in Britain, but the world record for the oldest cat ever, was set by Creme Puff who lived with her owner in Texas, USA, until her death in 2005 at the age of 38.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-21768093



but the world record for the oldest cat ever, was set by Creme Puff who lived with her owner in Texas, USA, until her death in 2005 at the age of 38.

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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Butterfield on Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:51 pm

There's a programme on BBC Two tonight at 9pm about cats. I think all the cats of a village somewhere in England were fitted with cameras and tracked to see what they get up to and where exactly they go.
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:52 pm

Yes. Apparently, they sneak into people's houses at night and steal food. :scared:
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:52 pm

If they come for my Frisps, they'll get more than they bargained for. :evil:
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:27 pm

I'm watching the thing about cats. It had better be some good. :evil:
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:28 pm

"With leading cat scientists."

They have cats that are scientists now? :gasp:
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:28 pm

"How 50 cats live, crowded together."

That IS crowded. :gasp:
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:29 pm

This is how it looks. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:30 pm

And every single one of those cats is a scientist.
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:32 pm

"Dr John Bradshaw. University of Bristols." :bananashake:
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:32 pm

They have a university for everything these days.
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:27 pm

Well that was all rubbish. Those cats didn't do anything at all that was of any use to me. I demand that next time they use animals of a better cut. :colbert:
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Butterfield on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:38 am

I recorded this cat programme, but it turns out that the recording stopped part way through as the hard drive thing was full. :rant:

I've yet to find out how much has been missed. Bring back the days of the BASF videotape - you knew where you were with those. :evil:
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby kate124 on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:34 pm

Cuties! I like the one with long hair. The "M" on the forehead does not denote anything related to Prophet Muhammed PBUH. There are no proofs for it.
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby flibbington on Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:06 am

I just discovered these interesting cat related facts!

Kitty, owned by George Johnstone of Staffordshire, UK, gave birth to two kittens at the ripe, old age of thirty. During her life, Kitty produced a total of 218 kittens.

That's nothing though, what about....

By 1952, Dusty—a Tabby moggy from Texas—had given birth to a total number of 420 kittens in her lifetime.

And for more jaw droppingness....

The average life expectancy of an indoor cat is between 9 to 15 years. (Bless your little heart Blippy the Cat) :sobs:
The Guinness World Records lists the oldest living cat is a Pinky, a cat living in Hoyt, Kansas and owned by Linda Anno. Pinky was born on 31st October, 1989, making her 24 years old (as of 2013).
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