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this little shit bullied her way into my apartment when it was below 0 outside several months ago and never leftshe's a bit saucy but very sweet overall, no tags and chip is just registered to a local shelter, and based on everything feels like she had problems with her adoptive owners and was abandoned
She's slowly adjusting to life here, it's been about a month and a half so far. She likes this chair so I've been putting a blanket on it so she doesn't scratch it.also i swear to god if this pic flips
>>4169447These are my two cats, they are almost two years old. I love them very much.
My cat finally stopped being horny so time to schedule a spay because I am never pleasuring my cat with a qtip even if my life depends on it.
>>4169471Toonces/10>>4169473always love seeing these two>>4169475>rustles maddeningly at 3am>>4169485Who would abandon that cutie?>>4169490I like cow spot cats >>4169502cool coat>>4169778sweeties, I miss my tuxie
unfortunately they both can barely stand to be around each other even after 8 months or so
Herein here reveals himself the yokai that he is
>>4170128Make him befriend this cat: >>4169798
>>4169808Wise choice.>>4170033What a spoiled queen.>>4170055This is normal. What matters is that they don't fight with the purpose of injuring each other.
Anons, I have a cat carrier next to my private house - street cats that come to us to eat sometimes rest there.So today there are 3 kittens lying there. They are not blind, they are quite big and well-fed, but not at the age when they constantly run around.Where the hell did they come from??did the people brought them? I don’t think that those who went so much made their way to private territory and stuck the kittens there. WHERE THEY FROM?Maybe their mother dragged them from somewhere in her teeth?
>>4170306Put the carrier back where it was and lurk. If they have a mom, she'll come back sooner or later.If mom doesn't show up for more than 6-7 hours, they might have been put there by someone.
>>4170316damn i have to do that.PS:i heard meowing when the neighbour was cutting the grass and making lots of noise with it. otherwise i would never even think of looking inside.
>>4170317Maybe a mom that alerted by the noise put them inside what looked like a valid replacement for a shelter.The exact same thing happened two days ago, suddenly I saw the usual stray cat plus her kittens on my side after a guy came to cut the grass in the garden of the building next to mine.Just lie in wait for now.
>>4170323oh i see. Yeah i will wait for their mom thenif she wont come back after 7 hours i'll have to look after them?i really want that black kitten tho...or the front one - he's the most active
>>4170326Maybe 7 hours is too long and they could be hungry and start panicking, count 5 hours from the moment you noticed them. Also according to your plans and duties.Taking care of them means feeding them mainly kitten milk formula and a bit of kitten food (they look not older than 7 weeks, so they're not weaned yet), and taking them to the vet for the routine checkup.Good luck, post updates.
>>4170335damn i didn't expect those things...And i'm poor so vet is out of this list for now. But i will keep feeding them properly - i had many kittens back then when i had a cat and she kept bringing them
>>4169447why he look grumpy anon
>>4170337Well, thank you for doing what you can.Do you have a no-kill shelter where you live? Any volunteer from non-profit organizations that operate in your area who can help for adoptions later on (as well as spaying/neutering)? Just to make sure you're not flooded with more kittens in the future...
>>4170393>>4170335false alarm - mom is here. And...seems that i can't call her Max because i thought this is a guy and called him max - she often came to us.WHICH MEANS...all this time those kittens were in that cathouse? i swear i didn't hear any meowing. i guess they were that quiet.Or she might just brought them here over the night
>>4170413>What? What are you looking at?
>>4170415also kittens became angry. They hisss and "grrrrrr" now.When it will be good to take 1 kitten for myself? when they will start walking out of the box?the black one is all black except black/white face which is a top tier cat-skin-roll for me
>>4170413Call her Max-chan lol.Maybe she just moved them today. I'm happy they're not abandoned kittens.
>>4170419>When it will be good to take 1 kitten for myself?Once they're weaned, so when they reach 11-12 weeks of age.Basically when you see the mom spending less and less time than you with the kittens with each passing day, it is safe to separate them.>when they will start walking out of the box?They probably already do, when mom calls them and has to feed them.
Cody is comfy
I was in the last thread with the 8 days old kitten. Apparently everything is probably fine but idk, don't trust all vets sadly etc.Can't say I've seen him poop, but on the other hand I've tried a lot of stuff to stimulate him for n°2, even giving him a warm water bath and massaging while his butt was underwater. Pisses fine, doesn't scream in pain or anything, has a round belly, soft when he hasn't eaten and firm when he just fed. Heard cases of other people with kitten shitting less often on formula, without any constipation issue or anything, but idk ti's always stressful Ill post pics when I can
>>4170423thanks! this how they look like now:
>>4169957probably somebody that got a shelter cat with the expectation that it would be like one of their favorite cat videosshe bites when she's had enough petting and will let you know if you're invading her personal spaceshe also doesn't like being picked up
if being too charming was a crime hitlerina would be in cat jail getting raped
>>4170413Max can be a girls name, short for Maxine.
>>4169447Your cat is kinda ugly desu
I'm getting a cat next week. It's a cute orange cub.What should I name her?
>>4170647It's not mine, it was given to a friend 15 years ago.Still have his mum though. Pic related.
>>4170651same as H. P. Lovecraft's cat
>>4170651Please don't get a cat. You sound like it's your first cat and my gut tells me you'd be a shitty owner.
>>4170705I will get it anyway.At least help me with a cute name that's not a racial slur.I promise to post pictures of her here.
>>4170446Here are the pics, can't say if he looks bloated or if it's normal, because I heard that young kitten usually have a round belly.Apart from the fact that I don't know when he last shat, he appears fine and has been growing a lot, he opened his eyes quite early and can crawl and climb. He sleeps and purrs and reacts to light and stuff.
>>4170734He doesn't have much fur on his lower belly area, idk if it's normal or due to the fact that he pissed himself quite a lot at first
>>4170736he ate a few minutes before the pic, belly was firm, but as I said, when he hasn't eaten before it's soft8 days old, soon to be 9
>>4170734Good luck, cats are hard enough to keep alive when they're adults, let alone babiesOne false move, just ONE day of not noticing something in time, and bam, cat.exe crashes
>>4170448Cute tabbies and blacky.>>4170647u just jelly>>4170717Call her Thisbe or Daphne.>>4170734>>4170736>>4170738To me it doesn't look bloated but I'm no expert on the matter.You should weigh him every day and write down the weight, to keep his growth in check.It's a good sign that he's reactive however
>>4170428cute little socks
>>4170743True, I have to say that this one looks like he wants to live. We're careful with him but he's been more cooperative than I could have expected from an abandonned kitten. It's miraculous that he survived for his first week but apparently the first week is the hardest. I guess I ought to be optimistic>>4170748Same, I don't think he's bloated but I'm no expert either. He's been growing a lot faster than expected as he opened fully his eyes when he was like 5 days old which is very early, he's active and crawls a lot when awake, tries to drink from my fingers, eats a lot, pees alright (not dehydrated), etc. Don't think he'd be constipated as his previous shit had soft serve consistency and his diet hasn't changed at all. Still, nothing certain but man is it stressful working with a kitten.
>>4170782Here's him waking up before a feeding. Seems to have a good smell too as just putting the tip of his bottle in his cage wakes him up, and he crawls to get out and feed.
>>4170782>>4170805What happened to the mom and to the other kittens?
>>4170902dk, when he was found he was apparently alone, and nobody was coming for him, so he either got abandonned by a human or by his mother
>>4169447do cats like us and consider us their friendsI really like my 3 new cats and I hope they like me too
My cat Rory, she had a genetic defect as a kitten that caused her eye to have to be removed. She is a very loving and adorable little shit that gets into way too much mischief for a cyclops. But she is an adorable little baby that is perfectly comfortable around visitors.
>>4171310i love her
I've had a cat for about 2 years, got him when he was a kitten mostly because u was lonely during covid. What's crazy is when I first got him we got along great, and I started working again and didn't see him as much, but recently I got laid off. In the past few months I've spent a lot more time with him, and I don't know of the toxo has gotten to my brain, but the bond is so much stronger. I love the little fucker to death, outside of cat antics he's very well behaved and social. Whenever I come home he scurries over to see me and meows until I pick him up then he purrs and gets scritches. He sleeps with me nearly every night and if he doesnt he's sleeping on my jacket I lay out because he likes keeping on it. Its just crazy. He gives me something to interact with and love, your trolls when I look at him, and just answers me and does his thing. If you told me 2 years go I would love the furball like I do I wouldn't have believed you. A part of me wonders if this is what having a kid is like. Just loving them to death and your interactions and all that. Love you kitty.
I try posting again this question since it didn´t receive an answerSo, my cat was diagnosed with IBD in February. He is a european 11 years old, he had gut problems the last year that we thought it was just gastritis, I went to vet and treated with anti-inflamatory drugs and cortisone. This February we put him on a special diet for IBD cats which seems to works since the last time he did steroid was over two months ago. This happened because he lost a bit of weight (now it's normal) and puked 2-3 times in a day. He eats and he plays with the other cats.Although, sometimes, he pukes (~1 times every 1-2 weeks) and a bit of diarrhea (like cottage cheese) every 3-4 poop. Is it normal? My vet is telling me he doesn't have inflammation anymore, though the IBD can't be cured at all. I will bring my cat to my vet May 20th for the monthly IBD check, the last month it went good without giving him any steroid shot, antibiotics and such.Update: This morning he puked white foam without food and furballs. He ate normally yesterday his prescription and grain-free tuna. After the vomit he ate again normally. Today I even tried to give him boiled beef which he liked so much during the last year gastritis. I'll update with more info, please help me.
>>4170805Alright, so I'm taking care of him for a part of today, and at his second feeding I noticed that he had small poop stains on his tail and one of his leg, very few though and no trace of shit that I have noticed in his clothes. But I don't think he had those on the first feeding and I gave him a butt bath yesterday anyways so he def started clean.I hope I'm not just doing mental gymnastics but I guess everything is fine then. For the record, while it's said to stimulate the kitten's bowel, this one kinda poops on his own sometimes, I guess because of all the soft things around him he's bound to scratch his butt against something giving him the signal to go. Thing is it's hard to find evidence when there's so much stuff, but I guess that everything is fine, will confirm if he does it again today.
What would you guys think if I named a cat something like "fence" or "tax fraud"? Idk why but they just sound like good names
If vet doesn't know, maybe the basketweaving forum will, why the fuck does my cat chew on the plastic router antennas and my monitor? this lil shit punctured my work monitor, cat was fine, monitor wasn't, I don't want to keep hiding my new monitor in the wardrobe everynight, any ideas?
>>4171427Found a little dried up shit in a small cloth that was added yesterday, can confirm. Sorry for bothering you all with him
>>4171421thought this would have a worse ending 2bh
>>4171431Cats are retarded for one. Also they like chewing on shit that they know you are giving attention to because you swat them away or whatever and that means their goal of getting your attention worked. Tldr spend more time with cat
>relative gets their cat euthanized because sick>said relative gets cancer shortly after>prognosis not looking good>barely out of treatment, still weak as shit>wants to get a kitten>can barely walk and wants the animal that requires the most energy and attention>instead of reasoning with her, her SO just does whatever she wants>doesn't even like cats, will probably get rid of it as soon as she diesFuck normies I hope she dies painfully.
>>4171573the cat was already born and it was going to die anyways. there are too mathis is preferable to it being euthanized immediately.
There she is with her kittens. Now she trusts me enough to let me stay there observing and feeding her, even though these brats stole the food that was for her.
>>4171270They consider us bigger cats.
>>4171423I did answer but it was nothing too helpful, sorry I can't do more than this.Maybe your vet will suggest to change therapy. If you think it could be worrisome, cancel the scheduled appointment and take it to a clinic as an emergency.
>>4171573She has a sense of entitlement because she's a terminally ill patient, she thinks she's justified to do whatever she wants. Help her to not feel so lonely to seek the company of a pet.
>>4170448Small update.1) kittens are so cute - i took them, and looked at them. They are ADORABLEEEEEEE oh my gooood my heart was cleaned from all kinds of crap just by holding them2) catmom don't mind that - when i was holding a kitten in my hands - she returned and just sat and looked at me. I put the kitten back and she entered the box to feed them.3) of of the kittens (the most active one) crawled out of the box and started eating/sniffing cat food that was on the plate near that box. When i approached-he crawled back lol.that means those kittens were definitely brought by Maxine over the night from somewhere. Somehow she thought that this will be a safe place for them
>>4171593Thank you so much for your second reply, I definitely appreciate your effort. My cat is ok now, he just ate again, no puke or Diahrea, I anticipated the vet appointment for tomorrow, I'll reply later whenever I know more about this situation.
Can cat tails break during birth?I've adopted two kittens almost two years ago, and the female has a broken tail.The story they've told me is that it happened during birth.Can that happen?
I think my cat is blind in one eye. It started a couple of weeks ago when her left eye started reddening and then went all cloudy. My vet gave me some eyedrops to give her but while the redness is clearing up she doesn’t really react to anything on that side of her fov. They though it might have been fiv, leukemia or fip but she’s come up negative on all counts so that’s something I guess.
>>4171593>>4171730A small update from today's vet. My cat did well on the physical examination, however doing the monthly ultrasound to his belly the intestine is getting a bit more thick, which means he probably has a bit of inflammation due to IBD (which for now it's still confirmed). He took cortisone as 3 months ago. My cat is ok now, I'll look forward to keeping you update. Thank you so much!
Every two hours my cat starts to scream and drool, it lasts less than a minute He doesn't smell bad, nose is moist, color of paws is ok.He has appetite and drinks, but no pee or poop for 36+ hoursHe is 15 y.o.What might this be?
>>4172570>36 hours without peeing>he asks to anons instead of taking him to a vetRetard.If it's urethral obstruction or UTI or some shit he is suffering like hell right now.
>>4171689How cute, I'm jelly. I've just started to bond with "my" own kittens (>>4171588) today but the mom is a bit antisocial and I don't want to handle them.Keep your area quiet and safe, so she won't move them again.>>4172165A kitten I fostered has a slightly bent tail, my vet told me it could have been a birth defect.What did they tell you to do with the broken tail? Does she need surgery?>>4172402Maybe it's a watering eye but it looks cloudy to you? Can you share a pic?>>4172542Good, I'm happy he's fine.
Look at this cat It is absolutely gorgeous
>>4172165I've known a cat with a crooked tail from birth so yeah it's possible, and he was perfectly fine with it too.
>>4172165My last cat had a short crooked tail twisted up into a question mark. Had it since birth along with a littermate.I did research on it and if the mother cat has a calcium deficiency while gestating the tails of the kittens sometimes don't develop properly. If you felt his tail you could feel all the vertebra crunched and bunched up. Of course my cat was really sensitive to over stimulation, but half of his tail couldn't move, so there was no warning like most cats before he freaked out so it was like playing with fire petting him.
>>4172690Low flying cloud
Donnie has a form of leukemia that the oncologist hadn't seen before. We got him blood a week ago but he is starting to succumb today. What would you do with your kitty if you had 48 hours left? Hug your little kot close. I fucking love this cat guys.
>>4173115Sorry for your loss, just try to spend as much time with him as you can
>>4173115Sorry for your loss anon. I know every time I've had to put a cat down I had like less than 24 hours notice.
>>4173115same happened to my cat many years ago, I literally grew up with that cat and loved him a lot. vet said I should bring it home for his last moments and I did, keep it with me in my room all day, and when it finally died my and my sis I cried like we have lost the most important member of the family, then my step-mother came in and was like "ugh! you should never cry because of a pet, we should cry for people who are born not for the ones who dies because blah blah blah" she's a very shit people.
what laser pointer can i get to exercise my cat that isn't expensive and wont break after a day
>>4173220I would never ever ever ever advocate for domestic violence against ones own familybut step family however
>>4173220based eastern european cat enjoyerfuck that cunt
>>4173297what did she(male) mean by this?
>>4173298laser pointers are bad for cats you retard
>>4173300oh yeah? and what's your hippie justification for saying that
>>4170055i knew moot never left
>>4173303Because they can't catch it you stupid idiot. You clearly don't understand anything about cat behavior.
My cat only has a tower, a weird feathery wand with a ball on the end, and one of those circular toys with a ball they can't get out, what are some other good toys to get?
>>4173306ok now tell me how i should only be feeding it raw chicken bones
>>4173308the cat dancer with the felt string, its the best cat toy ive ever found for my cats in like 20 yearsthe fishing rod with the little wriggly worms on the end is a close second, but the downside is the little worms dont last long if your cat has claws and plays rough (though they're cheap to buy more). but good to mix things up with though as you can move the little worm very fast and it wriggles in an enticing waybut the dancer though it lasts for ages and its honestly impressive how much cats like them
>>4173300also they will look right into them and damage their eyes, they wont look away, and they move so fast and unpredictably its hard to not accidentally get them in the eyes
>>4173319What breed is that?
hitlerina is so pretty i wish i could post pics of her
>>4172660I’ll bring it up when I visit the vet tomorrow to discuss her latest ultrasound results. It’s not responding to light though which worries me but I’ve been told that it’s a slow healing process. Her fever has cleared up and she’s eating and drinking like normal.
>>4169447I think my cat is dying. I know this isn't a vet, but they're all closed near me. He wanted out two days ago, so I put him out and left a bowl of food and water, which he never touched. He finally showed up on the porch again half an hour ago and was just laying there meowing at me and wouldn't do much else. I carried him in and tried to give him his favorite treats, he won't touch them. I put him on my bed and he's just laying there relaxing, picrel. he shakes a bit when i'm touching him and feels colder than usual.Is it all over bros? he's only 10, what the fuck
>>4173322he's a bengal
>>4173496Oh okay, this looks worse than what I imagined. Hope to read good news in your next post.>>4173504Your cat is acting in an unusual way, no reason to think he's dying. Has Dr. Google diagnosed it for you?>they're all closed near meThen go to the closer one that is open for fucks sake
>>4173306Which is why you guide them to a treat or toy with it. Jesus christ was your mother raped by a laser pointer or something?
my vicious cat preying on the native wildlife
Back with the newborn from last thread, he's now nearing 2 weeks old. My friend is a little worried because he has an eye that appears a tiny bit less open than the other.I'm not speaking of a huge difference, like it's not halfway closed or even near that, it's like 1mm more closed than the other, you can notice it by paying a little attention to it. It was equally open this morning. Cat isn't screaming in pain or anything, no discharge, no cloudiness, no swelling.I basically told her to watch if it worsens or not because right now it doesn't seem like much. For the record, his eyes opened extremely early when he was 4 days old.Picrel is him but you can't see it on that pic.My personal guess is it's most likely nothing and it's safer to monitor and see if it worsens.
I had a dream that my cat was half its normal size for some reason. It's already on the smaller side to begin with, but it was weird seeing it kitten-sized again in a dream.
>>4173715Interesting pattern.>>4173843Very cute face.>>4173907How can you determine its sex when it is just 2 weeks old? The fur looks like that of a calico cat, maybe it's a female.
Cat mom separated 2 of her kittens for the 3rd one, they are sleeping like 20-30 meters away from each other but I saw her taking care of all three, just now she was playing with the one left alone, the other two are sleeping under pots.Why is she doing this, should I be worried?
>>4173965She was searching them but they didn't cone out...
>>4173961I say him because he's a lil' buddy and it fits right now let's say. It'll obviously change when we'll be able to actually see. But he kinda reminds me of my first cat that I got when he was 4 week old who was a male calico, found in a similar way.
leaving my 2 cats for 3 weeks and having someone come by every day to feed, change water, kitty litter, etc..most we've left was for 12 days. think there will be any issues?
I put a little bit of litter in a shoebox, and he started going crazy in it. Wouldn't stop rolling around in there and having a blast. If I tried to move him away, he'd jump straight back in.
>>4173907>>4173976Pic is blurry af because he's always moving when awake but his eyes now seem fine to me. His right one was a lil bit more closed but seems back to normal to me
Miss you Mocha even though you didn't like me.
hitlerina is so cute its unreal
I met this hilarious cat today. She is mostly fur and her ears are gigantic in comparison to her little baseball sized head inside all that fur.
>>4174001Cats love sand or dirt baths.
>>4173997They'll probably miss you but at least they have each other for entertainment.
>>4173997Nothing to worry about if the person who catsits them is reliable. They'll probably be bored and will sleep more though.>>4174072I guess than you can breathe a sigh of relief when he will reach one month of age, from that point on he'll be stronger and a bit more "independent".>>4174216I vaguely remember this cat, and that pic specifically.
>>4173965>>4173968Good news, all kittens reunited with mom
>>4174880yeah kinda, though I won't be able to take care of him for much longer as I'm going back to my country in a few days. My friend is keeping it, but I'll absolutely be relieved once I know he survived through the first month yeah. He's now halfway there
it's really hot inside my room and the air conditioner is broken. would that affect my cat?
>>4175017Cats can tolerate higher temperatures than us by a bit, though they also seek cooling when it gets around 30-35 C. Just make sure it has access to shade and water and if you can make a breeze or give access to cooler surfaces that can help too.
what do you think of this guy?
>>4175065do people like this set out to look as ugly as possible?
>>4173311Can confirm. My cat sleeps with it.
>>4175065he generally has good information and tips. A little fruity sometimes and allegedly Jewish, but there are certainly worse people to take cat advice from.He seemed to know his shit on his old TV show.
>>4175017The wild ancestor of the cat was a desert animal. They have a higher internal body temperature than we do, and really they find a comfortable room temperature for us to be a little bit on the chilly side. Its a big reason why cats can be cuddly, they want your warmth.
>late night >hear lip smacking from eating something that isn't his food
>>4175746So what was it?
For some reason, he decided he needed to wrap his arm around the water bowl before having a drink.
>>4175937we've got a thing going where he knows the sound of me getting up in a hurry and he always runs like a little bitch.
My cat got an anal sac infection and had to get it drained. So they shave his butt, of course, but leave a circle of fur just around his actual butthole. Looks fucking hilarious.
>>4176073Does he have to wear a cone?When my cat had to get his dick cut off, he had to wear a cone for a month or so to prevent him from licking the sutures. It was absolute hell. He would get shit all over it from digging around in the litter box, and some days I'd wake up to find he somehow got the cone off, and his lower half was bleeding because he'd been licking at it.
I have a momma cat and 8 week old kittens and she still lets them nurse, they have food and water and eat plenty of it, they just still drink milk sometimes, is that ok and is there any potential for malnutrition for the mother if they keep nursing?
>>4175017Bro all you gotta do is feed it a piece of cheese and that will cool it right down.
>>4176100He did for the first few days. But he got compliments from the vet for healing so well. So he just got a naked butt now. I'm sorry to hear about your kitty!
>>4176105But they don't ONLY drink milk, from what I understood, right? Milk alone is not nutritional enough for kittens that start being weaned, they also crave solid food while still drinking from mommy.Mom will stop producing milk anyway at some point so don't worry. Past the 12th week a kitten is basically weaned.Get them specific kitten food btw.
>>4176105>potential for malnutrition for the mother if they keep nursing?Mothers milk has everything you need in it.Momma will start weaning them when their teeth start coming in.I think my kitten was weaned too early because he always tries to suckle my ear. It was cute when he was little but now he'll take the skin off. Can't imagine how rough that would be on the cat's teats.
>>4174896Today:Mom moved the three kittens behind a small shed that is in front of a street which is also the main access to my building, of course there are cars and people who might endanger their life.I'm gonna wait until tomorrow and see what I can do, I hope she decides to move them again back to the usual place.
>>4176179yeah, they eat kitten food that I give them (there's always a full bowl so they're not looking for food when there isn't any) and drink plenty of water, the mother eats it too>>4176200the kittens definitely have teeth in already, they play rough with my toes and their toys often
>>4175427Remove the gay plush and let me see that cute cat face
>>4169808>because I am never pleasuring my cat with a qtipDo people actually fucking do that!?!
>>4176295most of us just use our pinky desu
>>4176295If you have an intact female its the easiest and quickest way to get them through their heat.
>>4176336>The first year of a cat's life is equal to approximately 15 human years. The second year of a cat's life is equal to an additional nine years. After the second year of a cat's life, each additional year is equal to about four human yearsmy cat is nearly 30 stfu
>cat stalks through downstairs to follow me>when i go upstairs she peeks up the stairs and boltsWhat's her problem?
i fucking hate living in an apartment. i want to get two kittens
>>4176525Wanna play>>4176530How big is your place? I live in an apartment with 2 cats
I'd like to attract cats to my backyard so they can form a colony. I have many bushes and stuff for them to hide under. All I can think of is leaving food and water out. Maybe planting some catnip in one of my planters any other ideas?
Hey guys pretty sure my cat ate a cool ranch Doritos while I wasn't looking. He should be fine right, it's mostly just corn
>>4176862Post the full webm where he proceeds to eat the cat.
>>4176862Why do you want to form a colony in the first place?There's no guarantee that just placing food and some catnip is going to attract cats but you can make an attempt.>>4176911Yeah, at most he'll have the runs
>>4169447Why do cats still get laid even if theyre ugly? Cats are never incels
>>4176975Because they can struggle-snuggle anytime they want without cat police intervention
>>4176975No cat is ugly.
>>4176530You can do that in an apartment.The trick is to get some cat furniture so they have some verticality. If you're even a little bit handy its easy enough to make with scrap lumber, carpet squares, some twine, and some nails/screws/staples.Couple of months ago some anon was showing off a cat tree he made out of a big branch from his back yard. The most important thing to remember if you do this is the more stable the base is the more likely the cats will use it.
>>4176925>Why do you want to form a colony in the first place?For fun.
Sometimes my cat will follow me around screaming until I follow her to her food bowl.She has food. She just wants me to pet her while she eats.How do I make this cunt shut up?
What is my cat's fucking problem with pizza boxes? It's been a long shitty couple of months at work, my car has been in the shop all week and I'm out of groceries. I found out I got my promotion today, and decided I'd just get a pizza and a six pack and chill out. I forgot that my cat has problem with pizza boxes. He will claw at them, try to get underneath them, if I try to open it he will pounce on the lid and close it. When I show him whats inside he doesn't care. He just will not leave a box of pizza alone. I have to put it on top of my refrigerator to keep it out of his reach. He doesn't react like this to anything else. He's been a great cat as long as I've had him, except for when he is in 5 miles of a pizza box and I have to stop myself from throwing him out a window. Sorry. Just wanted to vent.
>>4177436PET HER>>4177503GIVE HIM HIS PIZZA BOX AND LET HIM HAVE FUN WITH IT
>>4177517He can fuck with it all he wants after its empty. Its like I don't mess with you when you're eating, so give me the same respect.
>>4177517>PET HERSometimes I don't want to sit there for fifteen minutes indulging my cat's hedonistic pleasure-seeking.
>>4177522Can't you eat the pizza on a plate so he won't bother you?
>>4177524A piece at a time.
>>4177523Then don'tShe'll give up eventually
My cat keeps trying to bite me when I try to pet it. It doesn't growl or do anything else to signal it being angry or anything and it doesn't hurt. Is it just trying to play around? I get confusing signals.
what a goofball
>>4177629Yes, it's a playful behavior. Look at how kittens play with each other, they nibble on each other.
Have suspected it for a while but I can now confirm my cat overeats a ton. Puked this morning from eating too much food. How much should I ration her? She's 5-1/2 years old, 2 half cups a day or something else?
Sometimes my cat throws up, but not like a hairball puke, he'll randomly puke like he's not expecting it, sometimes over his paws even as he's laying on them. It's not frequent, like once in every couple weeks maybe. Should I be concerned?
>>4178014Puked from eating too much... or eating too fast? Some pets can throw up after finishing the meal when they swallow the food quickly. So first off be sure which one it is.You calculate age and weight to get the correct daily dose of food, there are online charts to help, or just check the food package (reduce the ration by a teaspoon because the numbers are exaggerated). Remember that dry food is high calories and high carbs and mixed with other ingredients, and wet is higher in proteins and has more water (helps in cats that are overweight).>>4178262Could be actual hairballs that struggle to come out? Give him cat grass once or twice a week.
>>4177436My cat did this a lot more efore he died and would demand someone sit with him during meals or he wouldn't eat. He died a couple of years ago had to be put down due to kidney failure and repeated infections at the ripe old age of 21.
>>4171573>they now have a 2 month old kitten>waaah the kitten is being active at night>probably not playing with it>probably treating it as furniture>I know we'll just prevent it from sleeping in the day :)She can't die quickly enough
>>4171573I heard that some old cunt had it put into her will that her pet cat was to be euthanised and their ashes put in/on her grave.The cat was not ill. I hope that miserable bitch is burning for being so selfish as to essentially demand their cat be murdered for convenience.
Last day with the lil buddy, I'm flying back home tomorrow. He's been going on alright, starting to grow more fur, he's wobbling alright and eats a lot. He's now 2 weeks old. I think he'll survive alright though I don't know if I'll ever see him again. My friend said she'll send me pics while he's growing. If I ever see him again, will he recognize me? He's got a lot of my scent in his cage as most of the socks in here are mine, as well as the plushies, I'm also the first thing he opened his eyes on, etc.Hope he'll be happy
>>4178434Cute gremlin. You and your friend did an amazing job.No, I don't think he would recognize you in the future, but you two can start bonding again if you ever go back.Have a safe flight!
Is there some way to figure out how old a cat is if I don't know? Like counting the rings on a tree or something
How can I train my cat sit in my lap and chill? She's was a skinny feral kitten I eventually domesticated. Her name is Cleo. She's still a bit aloof and shy, but I think she does try to express her affection and gratitude pretty hard. Like following me everywhere, even being less interested in food than my company when I know she's hungry. I can snap my fingers or point and make her jump high on the table and such. And she always seeks my company. When I first started feeding her, the next day she brought me a dead rat that was almost as big as her.I did appreciate the gesture, it was very sweet. And we've been really close since then.She however does not like a few things, I'm assuming because she wasn't socialized as a kitten propely. She used to dislike if I picked her up, but eventually managed to get her used to that.(just not for too long) I'm not allowed to make sure she's comfortable while transporting that way though. Gotta let her hang like a sack of potatoes lol.Also, she doesn't like to climb into my lap, even though she loves being petted. And if she's uncomfortable she let's out the claws. She's never scratched me intentionally, I know she'd never wanna hurt me. But she does. I don't know if she's just not aware? Or. I tried wearing jeans but even then it's not good. She likes the warmth I think but always wants to leave.Any tips? I wanna cuddle with my cat :(
>>4178452That's a little sad but I can live with that as long as he's happy. I've never had any problem to bond with animals very quickly, and I'd love to see him grown up.Thanks mate
>>4178595Might not be possible, even my domestic cat doesn't want to lay on me sometimes. His favorite times are when it's cold, I'm wearing comfy pants like fleece, and I'm sitting somewhere easily available with plenty of space around (e.g. a couch, not a computer chair). Then he will 100% come up to me and lay down. You could always try bribing her with treats too.
Anyone know how microchips work? Some lady gave me her cat but I forgot to ask the details about the microchip. Is it like a Bluetooth thing I can connect to like a GPS?
>>4178699No, it's just some little tag under the skin that can be scanned by a vet or anyone with a reader device to get some information about the owner and hopefully reunite them with their lost pet
>>4178573Looking at the teeth for kittens/young cats. It gets progressively harder to tell the age as the cat grows up.
Cat owners help me. A stray cat is trying to be friend with me. Day by day it is not fearing me and keeps rubbing its body on my legs and for some reason is trying to lick my big toe. Cat is not vaccinated and quite young like not a grown ,looks up like a teen. I dont really want it as pet i just feed it with leftovers from kitchen. I dont let it inside my home. I used to feed this cat mom but it eventually brought it up to my surroundings one day and left it and i kept feeding it me. Now for some reason mom wont come when this grown up is around....like...Cat is pic related
>>4169447Several warcrimes he commited took its toll on him.
>>4176975Because chad kot don't ask. Cats have barbs on their penis so female can't escape unless chad male kot wants them to.
My cat just clawed me. It's bleeding and stinging. Is it over for me?
My cat ate this much of an arrowhead plant. They’re toxic but don’t seem lethal. Is he gonna be fine without a vet?
She is 18
>>4172660>>4172762>>4172897Re: broken tailOkay thank you for your input, she really has no issues with it, it’s just the tip of her tail.I love these two so much
>>4179104Try eating it yourself and see what happens if you dont die your cat will be okNote dont do this
>>4170033>"Wait for me!!">>4170100Very comfy>>4170306Big yawns!! But you should've left them alone. Mama cat knows best, and if the kittens are obviously healthy and well-fed it means they were being taken care of.>>4170428He's very dapper.>>4170461Beautiful eyes
>>4179044Are you dead yet?
>>4179267I'm fine lol, the area isn't even red anymore
>>4179002Food attracts cats. If you don't want cats around, you should ignore them and stop giving food. I know it's hard but there's no other way.Second option would be grabbing both cats and taking to a safe place like a shelter, or finding good-willing people who want to adopt them. Third option is saving some money to get them both fixed, so they won't reproduce and you keep them as sorta-your cats.Also, my theory is that the mom could possibly be in that phase where even if she has stopped nursing the kitten, the mother/offspring bond hasn't worn off yet.It's a very cute young cat btw.
>>4177962This position defeats me, too cute.I'm weak.>>4179122I wish her 18 more years of healthy life.>>4179123Cute babies.
>>4177629Try offer out hand a few inches in front of his face and slowly move towards him. Give him the chance to advance towards it with a play bite or a head bump. You don't want to get them in the habit of thinking your hand is a toy though.Try getting a plush dog toy that is close to the cat in size, and when he starts getting feisty use that thing to displace that aggression.You could also try a cheap work glove, or one of those sponge gloves for washing a car (its a mitt that goes over your hand and is covered in fur).Something that protects your hand from getting chewed up. If your cat didn't spend enough time with its litter mates then they wont learn the proper bite and claw discipline, and can't tell when they get too rough, which means it is up to you if you don't want a psycho cat. Also be aware some cats have a shorter fuse than others, and can easily get over stimulated when they are being pet. You can try rocking them, or bouncing them into the cushion gently instead of petting you. They like the contact and a little bit of pressure is reassuring (think of a bunch of cats sleeping together in a big pile).
>>4179002Reminds me of my little guy. Looks about 4 months old. Once a kitten gets to a certain age their mom chucks them out and starts treating them like any other cat unless they're in a social environment like a home or cat colony. She taught him how to hunt, and how to scam gullible humans for food, now he's on his own to fulfill his cat destiny. You can call animal control, most places don't bother putting stray cats in pounds anymore. They just neuter them, give them their shits, clip the tip of an ear, and then release them where they were found. A cat established in its territory does a better job of keeping other cats out than animal control can. Now you have a stray you can feed and pet without worrying about rabies.
>>4174001My cat came from a cramped shelter where it was like one or two litter boxes to about about 12 other semi-feral cats at any given time. When I brought him home, I put out a litterbox with fresh litter and he was rolling around in it and having a blast. I'm assuming it's because he had to smell other cats pee pee poo poo and that was the first time he'd ever smelt fresh litter. Now everytime I change his litter and put fresh litter in his box, he has a little rolly box party because he's thankful to have a clean box to use.
Someone for the love of God, please tell me what treats to buy for a really picky cat. I have a 3 year old short hair who constantly whines and bitches at me for treats, screaming at me, waking me in the middle of then night MEOW MEOW MEOW TREATS TREATS TREATS, and I know he's yelling for treats because in the past that's the only thing that shuts him up. The problem is that he's an incredibly picky eater who only wants one particular brand of treats, Temptations, but I've stopped buying those because they're horrendously unhealthy and cause fucking kidney failure. But he wont eat any other kind! He just wants those. He's even gone so far as to jump into my trash just to drag out an empty tub of Temptations. I don't want to poison my cat with garbage treats, but he's fucking addicted and nothing else appeals to him. I've tried almost every other kind I can find, please tell me there's some magic brand of cat treats I don't know about yet that this greedy brat will actually eat.
>>4179560>they're horrendously unhealthy and cause fucking kidney failure. But he wont eat any other kind!source? my cat is the same way but she's only had a few, dont most cats get that in the long run?
>>4179570I just googled the brand a while back and found a million websites saying this brand is linked to a ton of health issues like kidney failure and renal failure, and the company just sweeps it all under the rug and keeps selling it. The ingredients are apparently all crap, so I guess it's like feeding your cat the equivalent of deep fried mcdonalds and lard. From the way he goes fucking crazy for it I wouldn't be surprised if the main ingredient is heroin, he's a damn junkie for this stuff.
So I'm learned something today. See, I have a brush that I've been hitting my rescues coats with, but today I got a new toy. An undercoat rake and a top coat rake. So today, when I go to groom my rescues, I introduce them to the rake. The majority of them aren't a fan, but tolerate it. One named Maggy absoluted despised it. However, that's not the reason I'm posting here. Olivia, one of our younger rescues, absolutely adored it. She's a Maine Coon. Fucking christ, I lost half a damn cat today. It just wouldn't stop coming and coming. She's purring up a storm, jumping into my hands and arms, and just having a ball while the outside looks like it's a snow storm. I had to have gotten at least like a dozen handfuls of hair out and she no longer looks like a giant fluffball. The worst part comes from the fact that she then decided that her hair was the perfect bed and flopped on it and refused to get off the damn thing when I tried to sweep it. I ended up having to pull out the damn hair dryer just to get all the hair up, and I'm pretty sure my work jeans are never going to be the same again. Anyway, if you don't own an undercoat rake, get one. They're like 15 bucks but goddamn, do they work.
>>4179560I use these for treats. I just break them into smaller pieces. My cat loves them. They're also nutritionally balanced and can be rehydrated for a quick snack or full meal.
>try new cat treats>she won't even try to eat themwhat the fuck is her problem?
>>4170306Please tell me how you made kittens appear. I have been trying to get cats to want to nest in my backyard so I can see kittens. I started leaving out food and water recently. Even sprinkled catnip near the foods. They're eating the food and hanging out here but I suspect they go fuck off somewhere else in the day. I have a bunch of bushes lining my backyard along the fence and a shed they could hide under. I hope a cat comes here to birth her kittens so I can listen to them meow.
>>4179104I don't think he ever threw up the piece but he appears totally fine. His mouth was uncomfortable for a minute when he first ate it but that was all that happened. Guess it was like having a hot chip.
>>4179560Where is the cheeseanon when you need him?
>>4179506When I sift his litter he thinks it is a game and tries to bat the scoop out of my hand for fuck with the bag.And then the minute there is enough sifted litter he will jump in excited to use it before I'm even done.He also is not happy unless he digs a hole big enough to be an open grave to shit in.I think cats like how sand feels on their paws.
Need advice along with these two.My neighborhood takes care of strays, cats get let out here regularly.Most are feral.About a week ago I noticed a new boy. Has a collar.Dropped here because people know we build them shelters and feed themBut he has no fight in him.He won't eat with the group.He'll only eat while I pet him.He won't sleep with the group.He'll only sleep in the bed I made him on my back porch.I contacted a rescue, apparently there's a wait.Going a bit /x/ here, But I feel this wonderful boy came into my life for a reason.I haven't cried in years, but thinking of how scared, alone, lost, and yet still loving he is...It ruined me.It made me think of me.The times I was discarded and lost.TL:DRfor the blog post, I trail off.Anyway, does anyone else believe he came into my life for a reason? Because I haven't felt anything like this in years.And should I be wary of any disease or sickness before I get him to a vet?Pic of my cats for replies
>>4180708We're all strays in this life. If you're in position to give more to this new boy cat, you know that you have the power to save him and to rewrite the balance of his life's story. Take him in, but have him tested for FIV and feline leukemia. Treat him for parasites and isolate him from your indoor cats for a few weeks.
>>4180728That seems to be more or less in motion to begin with.I feel such a strong bond with him.No idea why he makes me cry the way he does..And every idea why.Thank you fren,Meet my new boyI've named him "Meow" Because had he not spoken to me, I wouldn't have met him
>cat has gone from "extreme shyness" to "thinks fucking with my headphone cords and things on tables is the best thing ever"How do I stop her from messing with cords? Just a firm "No" and moving her outside the room?
>>4180495>he digs a hole big enough to be an open grave to shit in.My cat does this too. >I think cats like how sand feels on their paws.My cat's paws are soft and well pumiced.
Do you think they're old enough to be separated from mom? They should be 10 weeks old in a few days. That place is not completely safe for them.Then I have to catch their feral mom to spay her.
>>4181280Yeah, for cases like that they're ready enough. Take em.
>>4180492I give mine shreds of cheddar cheese. He has to earn it, though.
>>4181536It's way cheaper since I always have some shredded cheese.It's way worse because he ends up hanging around me in the kitchen whenever I cook. Almost like a dog.
My two 5 month old kittens are spending their first night in the garage tonight, and have to share it with the older cat we have who hates them. Hopefully it goes alright.They just don't use the litter enough inside, and we have two boxes. Even when it's clean, they still sometimes shit on the carpet somewhere.
>>4181492The volunteers agreed to give them a shelter, as long as I take care of the mom's spaying myself and I help with finding a home to the kittens.Today one of them is squinting in one eye. I'm planning on catching them in the next days, they even spend less time with mom and are very hungry for solid food.
>>4179560They make these cat treats that look like slim jims that my cat seems to enjoy. He has a lot of fun playing with it and then figuring out how to eat it.
>>4180859Yeah, that could be a start. Maybe it won't be effective immediately though, don't expect miracles. The younger the cat, the sooner it'll learn.>>4181599Good luck anon. Hope the cats will become friends in the future.The litter box is probably a temporary problem, you gotta give them time and "convince" them yourself, there are some tricks like the post-litter usage treats.
I’m never gonna be able to get up and pee
>>4178274Good night, sweet prince.My dude has kidney issues too. And he's just turning 3 :(But we spotted it early, hope he'll make it.
This is my kot, hope you like him anonsHow long do these guys realistically live?He's 10yo now and I try to feed him well and he gets plenty of physical activity since 2/3 of his time he spends outside chilling in the sun or chaising mice, I'm wondering what else I can do so that he has a long and happy life?
>>4181692Make sure he drinks enough. Kidney failure from too little water consumption is a common reason for outdoor cats to die. Get a fontain to encourge him to drink, they are really cheap.
>>4181699I let him on the counter and turn the faucet on everytime he comes back home which works similar to a fountain I guess,I definitely need to get one
>all these anons can just walk outside and find stray and/or feral cats and kittens>meanwhile animal control in my city probably catches and kills them all with cruel efficiency
>>4181745Get out of the city.
>>4181752But it has everything else I want (surrounded by mountains and ridges with bike paths I can take to those places and other smaller towns nearby).
>>4181763Mountains are usually the best place to be.Or the small towns.(imo)My small town is like 2 square miles situated about 10 miles away from a major city.I used to live innawoods on the outskirts of a city, prefer this small town DESU.City living was so draining. Even worse when you need to drive ten miles out on horrible roads that get ignored by the city, my street was never plowed and I drive a sports car (yes I'm dumb)Ideally I want to buy a farmhouse, but I'm a burger so most of my life wasOLD THING PAIDBUY NEW THINGAs long as you're happy though.Take care of strays if you ever see them, I think most metro areas are capture and kill for cats because they swear cats are a vector for rabies. DUMB.(Despite my absolute terror of rabies)Enjoy my blogpost fren
>>4169447Can I has ID on this one? British shorthair or Chartreux? Dude will come prowling for pussy every three to four months. His tail is what's bugging me. Shorthair's tend to have more of a fluffy tail, this dude's is very pointy at the end.
>>4181774When I say city. I mean suburbs. Not high rises. It's nog free and I can get most anywhere I like by bicycle without having to interact with cars much which is rare for a city in the USA. I have markets where I can get fresh meat and any veggies/fruits that I don't grow in my backyard within a mile. I can also get to more of the typical suburban shit like supermarkets, restaurants, costco, etc without leaving town. Best part is I can be on top of a ridge within 5 minute bike ride from my front door or the top of a mountain within a 15 mile bike ride.As for strays. I see two that hangout in front of my house but they seem to like my neighbors waste bin which he keeps in front of his house. One of those cats comes into my backyard and eats the catfood or drinks the water I leave out sometimes. There's another cat that hangs out like right in front of my bedroom window. They only come into the backyard sporadically. Aside from food and water I don't know how else to make the backyard more welcoming to them. I have a bunch of trees and bushes for them to hide under as well as a shed they can hide under.
>>4181745Los Angeles here, I've caught and homed over thirty kittens born on my block. The trick is living someplace where they have bigger problems than stray cats to handle on a daily basis.
>>4181845Two of my captures from 2018 and 2020They live with one of my coworkers now
>>4181845>tfw downsides to living in a pretty nice low crime area
Any suggestions on a style or type of fountain for a cat? She drinks okay from a metal dish but she also jumps up on the sink when I'm going to the bathroom and wants me to turn on the sink to drink from it, so I figure I might as well get something to solve that issue.Any particular brands to try or stay away from?
>>4181692I like him, and I like that red-orange shade on his head.I've known people with cats that lived in apartments, had a way less active life than yours, and somehow reached +20 years of age.To maintain a healthy lifestyle 1. you don't have to be a cheapskate when it comes to good quality food 2. you have to allow the cat to release energy through play and physical activity 3. more frequent visits to the vet when cat enters the senior phase.>>4181745When the problem of strays and ferals is ignored is no good either though. Especially when you are the one who gives a shit and there isn't a local animal control service to perform TNR program, or there is but can't operate well due to lack of funding.>>4181845You're based.
>>4181885>When the problem of strays and ferals is ignored is no good either though. Especially when you are the one who gives a shit and there isn't a local animal control service to perform TNR program, or there is but can't operate well due to lack of funding.I'm not sure if animal control in my area has people patrolling for TNR. Their website asks people to do it kek. My neighborhood must have some active citizen patroller. Damnit I just want my cat colony.
>>4181905Your girl is wide
Is it a dick move to move my cat into the hallway when I hear her about to throw up?I know she probably doesn't like being picked up at such a time but I'd much rather she does it on the tile than on my bed yanno?
>>4182004I dunno but I do because he always does it on the bed or carpet every time though lately he doesn't even give any warning sign so I can't do shit.
>>4169447>went to animal shelter>saw tiny kittens>went inside and played with them for a bit>felt nothing>leftSo this is what life is like free of parasites.
>>4182088>get up to take a piss>cats follow and try to burrow underneath the door>scream at me to feed them wet food even though it’s like 2 amAnyone else
Hitlerina and I are doing well together lately. I'm so blessed to have such loving & furry wife.
>>4182004>>4182068You might solve the problem when you stop feeding your cats dry food. Mine stopped throwing up entirely when I switched to wet food only.
>>4182088It's nice to know toxoschizos are dead inside.
>>4182004Not at all. I do that to mine all the time. He can vomit on the wood floors where it's way easier to clean.To the others saying to stop feeding it dry food, mine will still do it with wet. I've found the best bet is to feed the cat less food at a time and just feed it more often. A lot of it is from eating too fast.
>>4182112Nope. Mine knows when his feeding time is and doesn't push the issue too much.
how can i tell if my cat is transgender?
I slept hugging my cat like a stuffed toy and for the first time it stayed there until I fell asleep>>4182112Yes>>4182442Good, I'll do that with mine
>>4181855If you're even a little bit handy you can make one for cheap with an aquarium pump and a large deep bowl. I just bought whatever one they had at petsmart and it works just fine.
>>4181280>>4181612Update: the volunteers from the organization I contacted are FULL of kittens and pregnant moms; we agreed that I could have taken the kittens over there in the week-end but the plans changed overnight.This is all due to owners who don't fix their pets, people who surrender their pets or abandonments, it's what they pointed out, and now they're at full capacity.This is all so distressing.There are other structures I can look up, so I'll try with those.
>Friend has two cats, super-fluffy long-hair mystery meat cat and a sphynx cat>Mystery meat doesn't particularly like scrotum cat>Doesn't really like anyone>When she isn't fucking around outside, she stays in the basement (not locked in, it's just her safe-space from ballsack)>Doesn't socialize with friend or her husband>I visit regularly to hang out>Mutt cat loves me, the only time she comes out of the basement is to cuddle and sit on my lap and cover me in hair>Immediately disappear whenever I leave>Friend asks if I'd like to take her, since I'm the only human she seems to actually like - she never lets anyone else hold her, never cuddles, etc>Interested, but I live in an apartment and I wouldn't want to let her outside around an apartment complexIs it okay to take a cat that's used to being able to come-and-go in and out-doors as she pleases, and restrict her to being an indoor cat? I don't have any personal problem with someone having an outdoor, indoor, or both cat in general, but I feel like it's mean to make her an indoor cat when she's already used to being able to go out whenever she likes.
>>4182920How old is this cat? If she has lived a long time as an outdoor cat it might be difficult to re-adapt as indoor-only. It sounds like this cat really likes you for some reason though so maybe she'll also like the house full of your smell, and thanks to your company she won't miss the outside.I'd say it's worth trying to adopt her. In case it doesn't work, you can always take her back to your friend's house.Mind you, you have to be patient and let the cat adjust to the new home, she'd probably be very nervous and disoriented for a while.
>>4182942She's only about three. I think she's people-averse because first the first two years of her life, she was surrounded by screaming children that wanted to fuck with her constantly (friend's parent's house). Friend recently got married and moved into her own house, brought the cat with her (about six months ago).Cats seem to just like me in general. Don't know why.
Can you surrender a cat to the shelter so they will give it medical care and then adopt it again afterward
>>4182968no. you surrender the cat, they see you as unfit to care for the cat so you cant adopt again.Take cat to the vet and ask about a payment plan
>>4182982I doubt the vet would agree to any kind of payment plan I could actually afford. I'm living on like $5/week for food for both myself and the cat to give some idea of my current financial situation
>>4182993You are not suitable for pet ownership. Find a better home for the cat.
>>4182993its hard to hear but you should probably surrender your cat anyway. And get your shit together before getting another pet
>>4182993I agree with >>4183006I'm so sorry for your situation. It's not beneficial both for you and the cat to continue living this way. Give the cat a new chance and save some more money for yourself.
>>4183002>>4183006>>4183017I mean in a sense I kind of understand where you're coming from, but even leaving aside my personal feelings on the matter, I'd like to think at least I give a shit and try, and there's no guarantee that whoever else gets the cat (if someone will even adopt a 10 year old cat) will do a better job than I have. And then the cat has to go through the trauma of getting stuck at a shelter and maybe rehoming at this age, and that's assuming I can even find a place I can be 100% certain won't just euthanize it since they can't find someone to adopt...
>>4183025I say fuck those guys.Even literal hobos manage to keep pets. If someone told me to give up my pets just because I was poor, I'd tell them they could do it over my corpse.
>>4183025is your cat going to suffer without medical care and die a slow painful death as a result?>>4183029>Even literal hobos manage to keep pets.what do you think happens to those pets when they become ill and cant afford medical treatment?
>>4183030>is your cat going to suffer without medical care and die a slow painful death as a result?Obviously if it was between that and me giving up the cat, I would give up the cat. That's why I came to ask the question in the first place... But I won't accept that I should give up the cat simply because I am poor. There are a lot of shitty fucked up pet owners out there and before this situation popped up I think I was doing fine.
>>4183036Cope. What happens when the cat eventually needs medical attention?
>>4183040And what guarantee do I have that whoever adopts the cat after me would give it the attention it needs anyway?
>>4183036>simply because I am poor.man you arent just poor. you're impoverished. You admitted to living on $20 a month for both you and your cat
My cats scream and yell when they have to go inside a carrier, and they won't stop until they're out. I have to get on a plane with them soon. I'm thinking of giving them both some gabapentin beforehand. Is this a bad idea?
>>4183126Talk to your vet. After the first time I flew with one I asked my vet if there was some kittz xanex i could give them, and he told me a little bit of children's benadryl is perfectly safe.Make sure it doesn't have any asprin in it, its hard on their liver.
>start slapping my cat lightlt on its bum and middle back>enjoys it>find out about and become curious about dumb masochist cat meme>try slowly slapping her harder and more often to see at what point she stops liking it>my hand starta hurting before any of this could ever begin and she enjoys it the entire timeWhat the fuck are these house monsters made of?
>>4183045If the people at the shelter are competent, they'll follow the adoption process with reliability to make sure the cat goes to a responsible family.Also you should be straightforward and explain your situation, don't make up an excuse.
>been feeding this stray for months>waits for me in the driveway pretty much every night>sometimes walks right up to the front door and meows>the moment i step out he starts hissing at mehow do i get him to like me
>>4175065he has good advice most of the time but in his show he made me cringe cause he tries to be funny and ends up saying the worst joke heard by humans. also, I recommend his books they are very educational
>>4183565He likes you but he was telling you to not invade his personal space, you were probably too close to him.Also patience.
>>4183500Who knows.Mine will nuzzle my foot until I pick it up, crawl under it, and sit there until I step on him, at which point he starts purring and writhing in joy.
What sort of places do cats like to set up the nest for their kittens outside?
>>4184034Of course they tend to choose hidden and quiet places, when possible.From my personal experience: amidst plants/bushes, in shady and sheltered/low-traffic areas, behind rocks or solid objects (e.g. plant pots stacked against a wall), big and somewhat deep holes on a concrete floor.
>>4184165Pretty much sounds like my backyard. Unfortunately I go back there daily to water the plants. That'll probably scare a cat mum off.