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Discussion on Cats, Moggies and Felines in general [with Pictures]

Cossie

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The palace, I thought I had more showing full layout, maybe on film, dunno, it's all been pulled down now, but I have made the area outside the laundry much bigger for future acquisitions, it used to go nearly to the footpath on the reserve side and Soumie used to wait for schools kids and get attention.

Old cable rollers are very useful for hidy holes.

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Behind the glass with the tape covering the crack, was a very popular spot in winter as it was warm and snug. As they got older, they got ramps everywhere to help them by not making them jump so much.


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The palace, I thought I had more showing full layout, maybe on film, dunno, it's all been pulled down now, but I have made the area outside the laundry much bigger for future acquisitions, it used to go nearly to the footpath on the reserve side and Soumie used to wait for schools kids and get attention.

Old cable rollers are very useful for hidy holes.

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Behind the glass with the tape covering the crack, was a very popular spot in winter as it was warm and snug. As they got older, they got ramps everywhere to help them by not making them jump so much.


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Did they have access from the house or did you take them out to the palace? A friend has a very nice cat run but they take the cat backwards and forwards. She sleeps there at night (access into the garage). Not the way our cats ever lived. :oops:
 

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Did they have access from the house or did you take them out to the palace? A friend has a very nice cat run but they take the cat backwards and forwards. She sleeps there at night (access into the garage). Not the way our cats ever lived. :oops:
Cat door in laundry, so they could come and go, in summer they liked to sleep outside at night, I must have more photos somewhere.
 

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Hi all!

It is with some trepidation I venture into this cat lovers forum. Because, my facade has always been as a dog person.

Let me explain...

For all of my youth, my family had dogs. It was part of growing up in out back australia. As a family we moved to Chile, and ended up for many reasons in a small fishing village. Still with dogs :) My parents were equally, on surface, against mere "cats". But in that little village we lived amongst myriad felines. In a country with no control of anything, a fishing village in Chile was alive with cats. Truly wild ones - living off stolen fish from the wharf.

It was a savage world for those cats - survival of the fittest. Every day we saw them - they were on every roof where we lived near the wharf. Endless battles.

But one day a kitten (wild) strayed into our yard. It's eyes had been blinded by the attack of a larger cat. My father, an intense anti-cat person, but who has much sheer empathy, decided to grab it, screeching, and applied some sort of antibiotic cream to its eyes. It was not happy, but this simple act made it survive. It came to linger in our yard - feeling somewhat safe. To cut a long story short, it became a member of our family. It became even friends with our dogs. And by God I pampered it - it would await each time I came back from a fishing trip and enjoy the sweetest morsels I tossed it as I filletted fish...

We had that cat for many years. That was a truly long time ago :)

Eventually I grew up and had my own family - and again it was a dog world - always have had them. But then as Life does, it introduced quirks. We took our beloved Golden Retriever over to Colombia - which we knew was a one way trip, given the realities of moving pets around. We ended up here back in Australia. Living in rental houses.

So for the past couple of years we have existed without pets. My daughters have also grown older - late teens. And they have sorely missed an animal.

We decided, after much debate, that we could get a cat. And again, my experience of these is just one "stray" that I adopted so many years ago....

My girls and wife researched things - we do not want a maurading thing that kills birds - so they have decided on a being that they tell me is called a "Ragdoll". Apparently something that is happy with a life indoors... A concept that was somewhat foreign to me, but I now get that you can breed something that is happy to live inside. We have a big house, and between that and the adoring pair of my daughters, I think this will work.

But it will show me up. Me as the person that has held the line that "he hates cats" (and horses). Secretly I love both. And cats in general love me. I am always perplexed as to why. Myabe cats like me because I am aloof. And horses because I have a very calm soul.

Anyway, we have bought a kitten - a male ragdoll. Will not get it until it is old enough - almost two months from now. But have seen photos. I just want to pick it up now!! :)
 

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Hi all!

It is with some trepidation I venture into this cat lovers forum. Because, my facade has always been as a dog person.

Let me explain...

For all of my youth, my family had dogs. It was part of growing up in out back australia. As a family we moved to Chile, and ended up for many reasons in a small fishing village. Still with dogs :) My parents were equally, on surface, against mere "cats". But in that little village we lived amongst myriad felines. In a country with no control of anything, a fishing village in Chile was alive with cats. Truly wild ones - living off stolen fish from the wharf.

It was a savage world for those cats - survival of the fittest. Every day we saw them - they were on every roof where we lived near the wharf. Endless battles.

But one day a kitten (wild) strayed into our yard. It's eyes had been blinded by the attack of a larger cat. My father, an intense anti-cat person, but who has much sheer empathy, decided to grab it, screeching, and applied some sort of antibiotic cream to its eyes. It was not happy, but this simple act made it survive. It came to linger in our yard - feeling somewhat safe. To cut a long story short, it became a member of our family. It became even friends with our dogs. And by God I pampered it - it would await each time I came back from a fishing trip and enjoy the sweetest morsels I tossed it as I filletted fish...

We had that cat for many years. That was a truly long time ago :)

Eventually I grew up and had my own family - and again it was a dog world - always have had them. But then as Life does, it introduced quirks. We took our beloved Golden Retriever over to Colombia - which we knew was a one way trip, given the realities of moving pets around. We ended up here back in Australia. Living in rental houses.

So for the past couple of years we have existed without pets. My daughters have also grown older - late teens. And they have sorely missed an animal.

We decided, after much debate, that we could get a cat. And again, my experience of these is just one "stray" that I adopted so many years ago....

My girls and wife researched things - we do not want a maurading thing that kills birds - so they have decided on a being that they tell me is called a "Ragdoll". Apparently something that is happy with a life indoors... A concept that was somewhat foreign to me, but I now get that you can breed something that is happy to live inside. We have a big house, and between that and the adoring pair of my daughters, I think this will work.

But it will show me up. Me as the person that has held the line that "he hates cats" (and horses). Secretly I love both. And cats in general love me. I am always perplexed as to why. Myabe cats like me because I am aloof. And horses because I have a very calm soul.

Anyway, we have bought a kitten - a male ragdoll. Will not get it until it is old enough - almost two months from now. But have seen photos. I just want to pick it up now!! :)
We have a male ragdoll. He thinks he's a dog. He's a blue point. Loves chasing balls and loves company. There are plenty of photos of him in this thread. This was him tonight watching a program on Antartica.

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This one of him is in an online store and I've sold a few prints of him.

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Our first cat - Pushka, entered into our family as a stray. Just like yours.
 

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Hi all!

It is with some trepidation I venture into this cat lovers forum. Because, my facade has always been as a dog person.

Let me explain...

For all of my youth, my family had dogs. It was part of growing up in out back australia. As a family we moved to Chile, and ended up for many reasons in a small fishing village. Still with dogs :) My parents were equally, on surface, against mere "cats". But in that little village we lived amongst myriad felines. In a country with no control of anything, a fishing village in Chile was alive with cats. Truly wild ones - living off stolen fish from the wharf.

It was a savage world for those cats - survival of the fittest. Every day we saw them - they were on every roof where we lived near the wharf. Endless battles.

But one day a kitten (wild) strayed into our yard. It's eyes had been blinded by the attack of a larger cat. My father, an intense anti-cat person, but who has much sheer empathy, decided to grab it, screeching, and applied some sort of antibiotic cream to its eyes. It was not happy, but this simple act made it survive. It came to linger in our yard - feeling somewhat safe. To cut a long story short, it became a member of our family. It became even friends with our dogs. And by God I pampered it - it would await each time I came back from a fishing trip and enjoy the sweetest morsels I tossed it as I filletted fish...

We had that cat for many years. That was a truly long time ago :)

Eventually I grew up and had my own family - and again it was a dog world - always have had them. But then as Life does, it introduced quirks. We took our beloved Golden Retriever over to Colombia - which we knew was a one way trip, given the realities of moving pets around. We ended up here back in Australia. Living in rental houses.

So for the past couple of years we have existed without pets. My daughters have also grown older - late teens. And they have sorely missed an animal.

We decided, after much debate, that we could get a cat. And again, my experience of these is just one "stray" that I adopted so many years ago....

My girls and wife researched things - we do not want a maurading thing that kills birds - so they have decided on a being that they tell me is called a "Ragdoll". Apparently something that is happy with a life indoors... A concept that was somewhat foreign to me, but I now get that you can breed something that is happy to live inside. We have a big house, and between that and the adoring pair of my daughters, I think this will work.

But it will show me up. Me as the person that has held the line that "he hates cats" (and horses). Secretly I love both. And cats in general love me. I am always perplexed as to why. Myabe cats like me because I am aloof. And horses because I have a very calm soul.

Anyway, we have bought a kitten - a male ragdoll. Will not get it until it is old enough - almost two months from now. But have seen photos. I just want to pick it up now!! :)
Hey Juddles
I feel your trepidation. I have been a mad dog person all my life. have bred cocker spaniels. But I'm on a farm/vineyard now and there are times of the year that we are inundated by mice and rats. Traps just don't do the trick, so a rescued cat was employed for the job. Gotta say that it has been a revelation, Angus (the cat) has settled in beautifully, is affectionate, playful and enjoys the company of the dogs. And as a bonus, we have not seen a mouse or rat (alive) for over two years!
 

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Hey Juddles
I feel your trepidation. I have been a mad dog person all my life. have bred cocker spaniels. But I'm on a farm/vineyard now and there are times of the year that we are inundated by mice and rats. Traps just don't do the trick, so a rescued cat was employed for the job. Gotta say that it has been a revelation, Angus (the cat) has settled in beautifully, is affectionate, playful and enjoys the company of the dogs. And as a bonus, we have not seen a mouse or rat (alive) for over two years!
Excuse me - what are those photos of dogs doing in a cat thread - we need to see a photo of Angus please - :):)
 

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Should have added that I'm in Tas. Getting puss from QLD would be difficult. There are cats about here, but seems to be limited, but I'm sure they will keep coming on.

Another problem where I am is that its rural, and everyone (including me) hate cats getting the wildlife. So mine would be an indoors cat. I've never thought of that before, but I understand its not uncommon. What do people think?
Late to the conversation, but we have three male cats, two Burmese and one Siberian Forest Cat - all are inside cats with an enclosed run down the side of the house. We just popped mesh on the gate frame at the front so they could see the birds that flitter in our front garden, used a second hand security door at the back, and filled in the gaps and the "roof" with cat net.

We find in the house it's important to give them vertical space, so we have floating shelves with marine carpet stuck on them for racing/lounging/surveying and I found these fabulous floor to ceiling cat trees with hammocks rated to deal with our three in one hammock - ours are big boys. I'll take some snaps... P_20191218_151609_vHDR_On.jpg
 
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