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I think I posted on here before that my older son went to Europe for a short class and left his cats for me to babysit.

These cats are a mess!

First, there is Ross, a brown tabby who is big enough to be two cats. My son adores this cat. I don't see the attraction. He is kind of funny because he goes to the bathroom on the toilet, but other than that he just walks in and throws his considerable weight around. I finally got a playstand that I had been wanting for Roni for a long time. Daisy picked it out for us at the bird store, and we brought it home to Roni before Daisy gets here. Daisy will get to use it, too, of course. Well, when Ross has his out of cage time (because I make the cats stay in a huge dog crate I have whenever I have the birds out), he plops himself right down on the play stand like I got it for him!!!!!!!!!! What, may I ask you, is the attraction for a hippo sized cat to sleep on the bottom of a bird playstand? :shrug: I suppose it is only because he knows it is for the birds.

Then there is Kano. Now Kano is a VERY sweet long-coated Japanese bobtail. He is petite, and he loves to play fetch just like a dog. He'll even unzip my purse to get his toy out if he sees me hide his toy in my purse. This cat has personality! I do love Kano. Kano lived in my house, too, before Kevin got his own place years ago. However, Japanese bobtails have a strong prey drive. The other day he was in the cage, which I have had to keep in the living room because of other space issues and the fact that these spoiled cats need air conditioning. We had put blankets over the cage so the birds wouldn't be as frightened. Elisa plopped to the ground to walk to me, as she is wont to do, and as soon as she hit the ground Kano started throwing himself against the cage like he was trying to get to her. She froze. I had her step up and transferred her to the portable perch. When I put her down, she just froze there in mid-step, like a kid playing freeze tag. She stayed frozen for a long time. I realize this is the linnie defense, to freeze, but I never realized it would be in mid-step!

Not to worry, the smart birds, Roni, Elisa, and Stanley, very quickly realized that the cats were caged and could not get to them. Then they started prancing around like little kids.

My son did make it to his hotel in Europe. That is all I heard and all I expect to hear unless there is a problem. You may know how that goes. I got him a phone plan as a gift for when he is there, but he'll save those minutes for his girlfriend and I'll only hear if he has a problem. :cool:

No news is good news.
 
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The joys of children!!! :giggle:

Cats are very strange creatures in my opinion....
 

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It would never enter a cat's mind that ANYTHING in its environment might not necessarily have been put there specifically for it.

Come to think of it, that is the way kids are somtimes, too. :rolleyes:
 

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Lol! Your cats sound so cute. I kinda dislike cats except one cat that we have. Her name is Lucky and I've never seen her catch a bird before.
 

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It would never enter a cat's mind that ANYTHING in its environment might not necessarily have been put there specifically for it.

Come to think of it, that is the way kids are somtimes, too. :rolleyes:

:lol::lol::lol::lol:So true!!!

The trouble with cats is that they usually look so adorable, especially Ragdolls, Himilayans, Persians....Then again, kids can look adorable too!
 

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Yes, that's the problem, cats, kids, birds - they all LOOK adorable. :biggrin5:
 

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I like cats but can't take the dander. Some how I tolerate birds. A new vacuum helped.
Hey, those cats sound like a barrel of monkeys! It's a short class, right? I do feel for you, trying to get birds settled and Daisy was coming home. Yep kids........
Okay now how about some pictures photo shopped of Roni dive bombing the cat!:lol:
 

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My son had a fine trip. He spent nearly all of it in class, but that is what it was, a class. He came and got his cats on Wednesday. :thumbsup:
 

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:hurray::hurray::hurray:
 

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I couldn't help but chuckle over your descriptions of the cats, particularly of that Ross!

Glad that your soon enjoyed his class :)
 
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