My baby thinks he's a cat! (Amusing)

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My baby thinks he's a cat! (Amusing)

Post by Sandra Shepa » Tue, 22 Aug 1995 04:00:00



My 1 year+5 day year old thinks he's a cat.  His first word is "meow";
well, more like a high-pitched "mrrow", just like our persian cat makes.  
When Alex gets up in the morning, he looks at Balthazar and says "meow".  
When we come home in the evening, he looks at the cat and says "meow".  
When you ask what sound kitty makes - you guessed it:  "meow".  No "mommy",
no "daddy", an occasional "bye-bye", but "meow" consistently.  
(And for those of you with worries in this area, Alex and Balthazar get
on very well, with only the occasional bout of sibling rivalry.)

--- Sandra ---

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UBC School of Architecture
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My baby thinks he's a cat! (Amusing)

Post by Arnaud Bou » Tue, 22 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Hi,

I am new to this newsgroup. Good surprise to see it exists ! I myself have
a female cat.

Here is my topic: what is (are) the best(s) toys you have developed for
you cats ?

My second question is: do you think it indispensable to acquire a
second kitty for her company (I live in a flat in Paris and work most of
the day) ?

(my kitty plays with pencils and dice and the usual strings, but no balls)

Arnaud.

 
 
 

My baby thinks he's a cat! (Amusing)

Post by Golyat » Wed, 23 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>Here is my topic: what is (are) the best(s) toys you have developed for
>you cats ?

>Arnaud.

Hmm... my 1 year old Jake likes to play with large *** bands and
crumpled up pieces of paper.  People come over and think I am poor or
something.  All of his expensive toys sit in a corner collecting dust!
8-)

--Golyath
     &
   JAKE

 
 
 

My baby thinks he's a cat! (Amusing)

Post by gu.. » Wed, 23 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Bob went completely mad for a little plastic "fishing pole" with a string and
a fish at the end. Destroyed the thing, he enjoyed it so much. We're looking
for another one. Galileo didn't think much of it but liked to bite through the
string so we'd have to tie it back together.
 
 
 

My baby thinks he's a cat! (Amusing)

Post by Adam Fels » Thu, 24 Aug 1995 04:00:00


I got one of those stuffed mousies for my kitty and she tore it apart!  
First she ate the tail and within a half hour it was nothing but shredded
guts!

I bought three more for her and would give them to her as treats. :-D

Later I bought a cloth version that works like a finger puppet.  Much
more durable.  I attached it to 10 feet of heavy string so I can drag it
behind me while she stalks and pounces on it (taking kitty for a "walk")

 
 
 

My baby thinks he's a cat! (Amusing)

Post by shamr.. » Thu, 24 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Faint. I bought 2 catnip mice for Finnegan and Rory and they both
actually play with them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kate

 
 
 

My baby thinks he's a cat! (Amusing)

Post by Selen » Fri, 25 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>Here is my topic: what is (are) the best(s) toys you have developed for
>you cats ?

Marco used to absolutely adore the rings off milk jugs, but doesn't seem
quite as fascinated by them anymore, although he'll still bat one around
from time to time.  Right now, bugs seem to be his favorite.

Chelsea would make grand leaps to get at her feather toy, but in her
older years (all of 3!), she can no longer be bothered to make that
kind of effort.  However, she does still enjoy swatting at this toy,
provided no big jumps are involved.

Puff's most favorite toy is the "real-fur mousies".  The other two also
enjoy these toys, and there are several "dead" ones lying about the
house waiting to be "reanimated" by one or more of the cats tossing
them about.  Chelsea will, on occasion, jealously guard one she's got,
growling at anyone who even looks like they might come near her.
Marco will sometimes pick one up, carry it around and cry for someone
to come play with him.  But Puff (still being a kitten, I suppose), seems
to be far more interested in them.  He'll bat them all around the house,
bathe them, nurse on them, and bring them to our bed at an ungodly
hour of the morning in (I assume) an attempt to get us to wake up and
play with him.

They all love a pinch of catnip rubbed between our fingers and sprinkled
on the carpet every now and then...

Cat Codes:

Marco: DS B+W G 3.2 Y L W+ C+++ I+ A+ E- H+ S++ V+ P- PA- PL-
Chelsea: DS (R+W)t+W Y 2.11 X L W C+++ I+ T++ A+ E++ H++ V++ Q+ P+ PA+ PL+
Rumble-Puff the Magic Kitty: PS+MX W B/G .4 Y++ L--- W- C+++
(other traits still being discovered)

Don't send e-mail.  It'll bounce.

*** All opinions here are mine.  My employer doesn't pay me for opinions.

 
 
 

My baby thinks he's a cat! (Amusing)

Post by WAYNE WELT » Sun, 27 Aug 1995 04:00:00


My current female kittens, Samantha (a Siamese) and Tabitha (a
tabby), both four months old, *prefer* to play with anything they
can bat around easily on a vinyl floor.  Some examples:

   The inside plastic core of a roll of scotch tape;
      (they play "hockey" with that ... one bats it like a puck,
      the other tries to get it away from the first one by
      throwing a hip-check, body-block, or etc.);

   The inside plastic core of a roll of adding-machine tape;

   The cap from a 1/2 gallon (or is that 750ml) bottle of Scotch
      (or Vodka);

   An ice cube;

   A ping-pong ball.

This was also true of my former four cats (Punjab, Monkey, Pickles,
and Scooter).  I have long since learned that purchasing any cat
toy is largely a waste of money ... except small balls ... and
except a "cat tree".  All cats whom I have ever had the pleasure of
sharing their home with actually *preferred* those simple toys
(and, of course, the "cat tree").  I have been saving those inside
plastic cores of rolls of scotch or adding-machine tape for years
(although it is difficult to save an ice cube).

Also, a small *** ball thrown in the empty bath tub can keep
them busy for quit a while.  Of course they also *try* to steal
pens from my desk (and bat the pen when I'm writing 'cause it
moves).

And, when I am sitting at the kitchen table (or my desk), the two
kittens love to climb up my prosthesis to gain access to my lap.
Samantha started this when she could barely reach the sleeve with
her front claws, and I might have to help her up the slick plastic
portion of my prosthesis.

Well, this post has digressed beyond the original subject, so I
must redress ... if I can do that before I undress ... otherwise I
may have already regressed into ....

 
 
 

My baby thinks he's a cat! (Amusing)

Post by Sushique » Sun, 27 Aug 1995 04:00:00



[...]

Quote:
>    The inside plastic core of a roll of scotch tape;
[...]
>    The inside plastic core of a roll of adding-machine tape;

>    The cap from a 1/2 gallon (or is that 750ml) bottle of Scotch
>       (or Vodka);

>    An ice cube;

>    A ping-pong ball.

I have long been in favor of cheap toys for the destructo-kitties (which
is not to say I don't buy them toys from the store also, but they seem to
prefer the recycled ones). Phydeaux' favorite toy is my broken LP
turntable (yup-she broke it) which is now permanently stuck in the "on"
position. She used to delight in hitting the switch to turn it on and off,
and watching the platter spin around. She also learned how to hit the
repeat button so she could watch the stylus arm swing out and back. She
also likes the little satin chinamen pincushion I gave her (without pins,
of course).

Bauzeur favors empty thread spools, paper cups, bags, wadded up paper, any
kind of string toy, and kitty-birds. She used to have a thing for
unrolling and shredding toilet paper, but the Kitty Foiler soon took care
of that.

====================================================
Sushiqueen


"Music is the best means we have of digesting time."
-W. H. Auden (quoted in Robert Craft's Stravinsky).
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Post by jtw.. » Mon, 28 Aug 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
>you may not be able to get this in paris but the wire dangly toy
>"cat dancer" makes v13-yr old sigmund veryy frisky!

>gwen

>: >Here is my topic: what is (are) the best(s) toys you have developed for
>: >you cats ?
>: >
>: >Arnaud.

>: Hmm... my 1 year old Jake likes to play with large *** bands and
>: crumpled up pieces of paper.  People come over and think I am poor or
>: something.  All of his expensive toys sit in a corner collecting dust!
>: 8-)

>: --Golyath
>:      &
>:    JAKE

 
 
 

My baby thinks he's a cat! (Amusing)

Post by Justine Wetheringto » Fri, 01 Sep 1995 04:00:00


They play with any damned thing they want to no matter what I do.
They roll in shoes.  They carry off mechanical pencils.  They shred
papers.  They rearrange my desk.  They love my computer keyboard
(I've had to replace it twice and need to again).

One of the ones that was actually put in place for them that they
enjoy is like this.  Take a business sized envelope and fold it
like an accordian about 1.5 inches wide.  Tie a string around the middle
and fan it out a little.  The string should be long enough to go from
the top of your door opening to just about 4-8 inches off the floor
depending on the size of the cats.  Put a nail in the center of
an interior door jamb and attach the string.  Leave the door open
and wait.  Hours of fun.  Kept them off my desk for quite some time.

I plan to live a long time and stay young doing it.
I take DHEA and Pycnogenols.  Ask me about them.