My Cats & Their Relationships With Other People

Some of my cats are very friendly and outgoing.  I have some cats that are very Leary of other people  and like to be by themselves. Cats are very independent creatures and warm up to other people on their own terms and conditions.

I have cats that love to picked up by other people and they love to be patted and scratched under their chin. My Calico cat Cali loves all people and will not leave them alone until they pat her on the head and hold her for awhile. Russ is a light cream colored cat and he is very affectionate and loving. Faith is a gray and white tabby cat that loves to rub across your legs and for you to hold her while she purrs and purrs away.

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Peter, Hilford, and Sherlock are very Leary of all people. If a cats parents are Leary of other people their kittens seem to inherit that trait. Lizzie and Onyx are the parents of Peter, Nicole and Conrad. Onyx and Lizzie are outdoor cats that have not been socialized with people so they tend to be very Leary of all people in general.

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It is very important to interact with kittens when they are very young to get them socialized with humans early in their lives or they may always be a bit on he wild side. Play games with your kittens and hold them and pat them on their head and talk very softly and gently to them and they will turn out to be very loving and social as adult felines.20150501_200027

 

Cats tend to get very close to their owner and tend to be a bit Leary of people they don’t know. When I hand my cat to another person to hold and pat on the head I stay in an area where my cat can always see me and then she feels more at ease with the new person that is now holding her.

I hope your cat turns out to be a socialite.

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Kohl My Ease Dropping Tom Cat

My friend and I were visiting on the phone, I asked her what all that noise was in the background. I said I did not know it must be on her end of the line. It sounded like a bell going off at times and someone hitting something while we were talking on the phone. If we did not say much there was not as much background noise. It sounded like chimes at one point during our conversation. My friend said is that your Grandfathers clock, I said no I was at the opposite  end of the house from where the clocks were located.

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As we continued to talk on the phone it sounded like someone tapping a pencil and a bell dinging at times. We finally hung up as it was hard to visit with all of that background noise.

I went to the other room because it sounded like there was a phone off of the hook. Sure enough there was the other cordless phone turned on that was making all of the noise with Kohl’s help while my friend and I were visiting on the phone. Kohl had turned the phone on with his paw and did not like the noise coming from the phone so he kept hitting the phone with his paw. The bell was a clock that has a bell for the half hour and the chime noise was indeed my Grandfathers clock.

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I called my friend back and said that the noise had been caused by Kohl my ease dropping Tom cat. She thanked me for calling her back. Case solved perpetrator  Kohl the ease dropping Tom cat.

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Cats watch us do things and they catch on very quickly sometimes for our benefit and sometimes to our detriment. Cats have watched there owners play a piano, yoga poses and much more and they copy what they have observed their owners doing. Have your cats learned what you want them to learn for your benefit ?

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What Our Pets Can Do For Us

Your child will learn to care for and nurture one of Gods beautiful creatures. Your children will  learn how to be responsible when they care for a pet. Children will learn that their pet relies on them for comfort and nourishment. Your pet will love your child unconditionally.

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Pets are good companions as they  can turn an unpleasant day into a comfortable day. A cat will purr away on your lap and snuggle up close to you. Birds will sing delightful songs to you that will brighten your day. A dog will look at you through their kind and loving eyes as if to say tomorrow will be a much better day for you my friend. A Guinea pig will make their little calling sound to you when you come home from work or school. Gerbils will entertain you as they spin around on their exercise wheel in their cage. I find fish very relaxing to watch as they swim back and forth in their aquarium. I had a pet goat that was very kind and loving, he would greet me in the morning with a soft and gentle bah.

My cats sleep on my bed at night and snuggle up close to me and when I pat them on their head they purr and purr away which I find very comforting and relaxing. When you do not feel good a cat will rest on your lap or lay down next to you. Cats are very good little care givers. Cats keep any rodents out of your home. Dogs bark and scare away unwanted visitors or other wild animals.

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Pets lower our blood pressure and put us in a better frame of mind. Pets make our lives less lonely as they are awesome company. Children that our mean to pets or harm them will grow up to treat people the same way that they have treated their pets. Parents watch your children interact with pets as you will learn a lot about your child’s behavior.

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I hope you and your pets form a strong and lasting bond and that you learn valuable lessons from each other that will help you along life’s many journeys. God Bless you and your pets.

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A Love For Cats

Humans have had an infatuation with cats from the beginning of time. The ancient Egyptians worshiped their Siamese cats. They mummified their cats and had them buried with them. Cats heads have the same eye placement , etc. as human babies do. Our cats weigh about what a young baby would weigh.

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Cats are very helpful at removing rodents from our buildings and grain. They have helped control the plague by eating and killing rodents. Cats have saved farmers a lot of money by killing the rats and mice that eat the grain on their farm. Before we had cats on our farm rats were eating the corn out of the old corn crib. Once we had cats on our farm the rat population disappeared completely.

Our black cats have not always had a fair rap. They were associated with witch craft years ago and bad luck. My black cats have always given me joy and happiness.

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I find black cats to be no different than any other color of cat in the feline world.

We love watching our feline friends at play. Having a cat can lower our blood pressure and help us to be more relaxed in general. Holding our cats and having them purr away is very comforting. It is nice to cuddle up next to your cat in the night and hearing them purr until you fall into a restful sleep.

Cats have alerted their owners of a fire in the night or a gas leak that has saved their owners life. My black cat Sebastian let me know that a man was walking down my road at 9PM. He looked out of the window and made a horrible growling sound. I pulled down my window shade for the rest of the evening.

Our cats are  wonderful companions in our lives. Our cats do so very much for us each and everyday. I truly appreciate all of my fine and loving felines that I have and have had in my life.

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Memorable Kittens in My Life

I have had many kittens born on my farm in my lifetime. Certain kittens have stood out more than others have because of their character and how they acted in general.

I had a small black female kitten born on my farm in the early summer. She was smart around cars and avoided them at all cost. She would always walk under your feet and I was always afraid I would step on her and kill her. She remained very small for her age. I placed an ad in my local newspaper under giveaways and a nice young couple came and adopted her. I called them about a year after they had adopted her to see how she was doing. They said they loved her so much they had adopted another cat to keep her company. I also inquired about her size. They told me she was fully grown and she was the size of most female cats now. I was very happy my kitten got a loving and caring home.

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Blacknose was a beautiful tortoise shell kitten. She would follow me around the farm and wait with me for the school bus to take me to school. In her adult life she would catch and kill garter snakes.

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One of my tortoise shell kittens would sit on my shoulder while I would paint the farm buildings. She was a very loving and affectionate kitten. When she was about a year old she got run over by a pickup truck. I missed her dearly.

Midnight was a black kitten. He liked to follow my Father around the farm when he was feeding our pigs. One day Midnight jumped on my Fathers shoulder at five  in the morning. My Father jumped and to his relief he discovered it was Midnight that had jumped on his shoulder and not some wild animal.

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I  had  one Himalayan kitten born on my farm and she was very gentle and had a kind disposition. All of the kittens on my farm are part Siamese, Himalayan, Maine Coon and domestic short hair.

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I have had  so many memorable kittens born on my farm throughout the years that there are too many to mention. My kittens have given me great joy in my life. My kittens have given joy to the people that have adopted them over the years. I am very thankful for all of my kittens that have become wonderful and loving adult cats to share my life with.

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Genetics and Your Cat

Your cat may be born with an excellent genetic makeup by the luck of the draw. Some cats are born with an excellent ability to cross the road without getting run over. There will be several generations of kittens that will inherit the ability to cross the road without any problems for generations to come. After maybe five to ten years this wonderful trait will slowly disappear due to a new Tom cat on the seen or too much inbreeding.

Genetic mutations will generally show up as your cat becomes more mature. I have had  cats that inherited lung cancer, anemia, breast cancer, eye cancer, ear cancer, and liver cancer. Sometimes it does not matter that you are very diligent on taking your cat for his yearly checkups. The best taken care of cat in the world can inherit some genetic mutation that has kept quiet in his body for years until something stimulates it to rear its  ugly head.

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I had a Maine Coon cat given to me by one of my cousins years ago. She lived to be about ten years old. I had not had a Maine Coon cat born on my farm for about thirty five years and then one of my pregnant female cats gave birth to a male Maine Coon cat. I gave him to one of my cousins for a house cat. She is delighted to have him as one of her pet cats.

Rex cats or hairless cats are a result of a genetic mutation. A farm wife discovered two fur less kittens in her barn one day. She decided to keep  the fur less kittens and now we have a new breed of house cats that do not shed any fur in our homes.

We never know when some horrible genetic mutation might pop up and take the life of our beloved house cat or pet.

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Is Your Cat Extra Shy Or very Outgoing ?

Kohl is a very outgoing cat and loves to be around other people. He loves to play with a fish on the end of a stick with anyone that comes to my house to visit. He loves to eat string cheese out of a cat snack dispenser. Kohl makes sure people are watching him get his string cheese out of the cat snack dispenser.

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Garfunkel and Conrad are basically my cats only. They love to be held and petted by me and me alone. Conrad’s Mother was very shy and very cautious of all human beings. I do not know about Conrad’s father as he was a feral cat that came to my farm.

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Maggie is a very friendly and outgoing cat and the complete opposite of her sister. She loves to be held and petted by people she has gotten to know for some period of time.

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Cali and Russ and very outgoing and can hardly wait for someone to come to the house to hold them and pet them. They both purr and  purr away while they are being held and petted. Peter is shy beyond shy and likes to hide back of a board most of he day. Addi the Mother of Peter’s kittens is semi shy. Addi’s children Hilford, Mr. Gray and Sherlock do not want to be held or petted. Peter and Nicole are Conrad’s brother and sister. Conrad likes to be held and petted by me only.

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I think it is  part genetics in the fact that some cats like to be held and made a fuss over where other cats rather be left alone. In most cases the kittens act like their parents do around people. Some cats can come around and become completely tame with their human caregiver. Cat snacks and tuna canned in water can make a change in your cats personality for the better. Good food and extra love can sometimes make the feral cat extra tame over time and with lots of patience.

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Tips on Taking The Perfect Picture of Your Cat

I like to take a picture of my cat in a room that is well lite. I never try to pose my cat I let my cat pose for me. My cats are very relaxed when they first wake up in the morning. I like to take a picture of my cats when they are resting or they are totally relaxed.

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I generally just use my smart phone to take pictures of my cats. I have found that my smart phone does a better job of taking pictures then my camera does. I find it easy to down load my cat pictures to my website from my smart phone.

I love to take pictures of my cats at play. I also love to take pictures of my cats relaxing or sitting on top of furniture. I have taken pictures of my outdoor cats sitting on top of an old wooden fence post or sitting up in a tree.

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To get the perfect picture of your cat they must be in a relaxed and calm area. A nervous or excited cat will not let you get a good picture of it no matter what you try to do. I talk to my cat before I take his picture. My cat is then looking right at me and the camera lens for the perfect cat picture. I like to take at least three pictures of my cat at once so I can save the best picture out of the three.

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Cats like calm music or complete quiet. When I take my best cat pictures my cats are calm and not distracted by anything. I like to take pictures of my cats sitting on my lap. The cat on my lap is generally purring away and is happy as a lark to be siting on my lap. Remember to take your time and have a lot of patience while you are trying to take the perfect picture of your feline friend.

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Let The Buyer Beware

When you are picking out a kitten make sure the person is a reputable breeder. Some people will try to sell you a sick kitten. When buying a kitten ask for the kittens medical records and call the vet to make sure that the kitten was actually taken to that particular veterinarian. Some people will try to pawn off another kittens vet records for a different kitten other than the one you are trying to buy from them. I tried to buy a Himalayan cat years ago for breeding purposes. I asked to talk to the previous owners of the cat and they told me that she was born barren and therefor she never could have any kittens of her own. If in doubt have your vet check the kitten over at the owners expense before you buy the kitten. I want you and your kitten to be healthy for many years to come.

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When you purchase a car make sure you bring someone with you and then you will have a witness if you need one further down the road. I have known of many people that did not really get the car of their dreams. If the sells man tells you the car was driven by a little old lady on Sundays only you can bet that the car was driven down in the ground. Make sure the sells person puts down in writing the motor size, front wheel drive or AWD, color of the car and the serial no. of the car you are purchasing. If you do not have a witness at the time of purchasing your car or a written document with everything you want on your car you do not have a foot to stand on if something is not as you wanted it to be.

Be careful of unethical people trying to take you in your purchases. Unfortunately their are plenty of unethical people out there. You and only you can protect yourself from all of the vultures that want to prey on you.

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Do Kitten’s Remember Their Mother’s When They Are Grown Cats ?

My cat Addi gave birth to five kittens one year ago. I found an excellent home for two of her five kittens. The party that adopted two of Addi’s kittens named the kittens Leo and Cleo. I still have three of Addi’s kittens named : Sherlock, Mr. Gray, and Hilford. I observed Hilford licking his Mother on the face one day. Mr. Gray came up next to his Mother and rubbed up against her face.

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Addi lets her grown up kittens eat all of her cat treats yet. She is a loving Mother to all of her grown up kittens. She always thinks of her kittens before she thinks of her own well being. Addi never touches any cat food until her kittens have eaten all they want of that particular cat food.

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My outdoor cat Trisha had one kitten in the month of December when she was fifteen years old. She stayed with him constantly to keep him warm. I had a little electric heater plugged in the building they were in. I named her kitten Tinker. Tinker was a beautiful creme colored kitten. Tinker and his Mother always got along well.

I had a calico cat that had a long haired kitten. When her kitten was fully grown she did not seem to remember her Mother. The two of them got into a big cat fight. My calico cat was always very protective of all of her kitten’s throughout the years.

I had a female Himalayan cat at one time. She gave birth to one female kitten. She and her kitten always got along fine. They would lick each others hair clean and rub up against each other.

Mother cats never forget their grown up kittens and most of my grown up kittens always remembered their Mother and thought of her kindness she would always give to them.

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