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Bobert 23 Dec 08 - 09:10 PM
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Bobert 24 Dec 08 - 07:57 AM
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kendall 24 Dec 08 - 08:46 AM
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kendall 24 Dec 08 - 10:31 AM
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kendall 24 Dec 08 - 11:42 AM
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Subject: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Bobert
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 09:10 PM

Okay, I'll go first...

My female cat, Emma (Squeaker to me) is either insane or suffering from a personality disorder...

First of all, she seemed to be a wonderful kitten and we had an older male cat, Meeko, who she loved and they palyed like normal cats...

Then Meeko died and we got another youngish male, Kendall (yes, named after out beloved Kendall here in Mudville) and, well, she would try to play but he played too rough so he became an outdoor cat... Then we got a real kitten, Timmy, who we thought she would bring up right and they would play and she would have fun but...

...no, she became a witch... No, make that a possessed witch... She would egg him on to play and then scream and hiss... So he got booted out, too...

Then we found a little kitten in the road about 3 months ago and we figured that she would take the little guy under her wing and all would be well...

Wrong...

She shreaked the first time she saw him and has been shreaking ever since...

Every morning she goes up to the poor thing, which BTW is called Smokey, and boops him a couple times and then he chases her and then she shreak and screams and hisses at him which, of course...

...he loves and then it's more of the same all day long...

It's gotten so bad that I have had to put her out on the enclosed porch just to escape all the noise....

I mean, the cat it nuts... If she doesn't want to have to shreak and acream and carry on why the heck does she have to go messin' with the boys???

It's gotten so bad that tonight the P-Vine told me to shoot her... Yeah, I know that the P-Vine didn't mean it but this cat is driving out home mad...

Maybe, seein' as the Mudville community has just gotten me straight (pun intended) on the lesbian thing that, other than shooting the cat, that you'd tell me just what a pain yer cat is so I can feel some comfort...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Alice
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 09:17 PM

your cat wishing for thumbs... and duct tape


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Bobert
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 09:33 PM

Yeah, that would be Emma, Alice...


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 09:34 PM

Are any of them neutered/spayed? If not, they would be happier and get along better if they were. I personally think it is very unfair to keep getting new ones and kicking them out. She probably does so because she wants to be the only inside cat and it has worked each time she has done it...you've gotten rid of the interloper. It also takes some time, patience, and finesse to introduce new cats to the Ones who already own us. The new one should be kept in a separate room for a few days with some way of the two being able to sniff each other, either under a door, through a screen door, or through one of them in a kennel. It is also very important to let your Current Owner know that you still consider her to be very important and love her just as much as ever. The other thing is she may not like males!**bg**


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Bobert
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 09:50 PM

All fixed, kat... BTW, the only one that has been booted to the barns is Kendall, who cannot be broken of marking furniture... Can't have that in the house unless we want to hand it over to the cats and move the heck out... The other two males are still indoors kitties....

Kendall is fine... He has a special place in the barn where he can mark whatever he wants to spray but he's warm and fed and has water and we still love him and all... He just isn't allowed to turn our house into the house of Kendall's musk... He would stink us out in two days if we let him...

But nice cat and he's okay with everything... He wouldn't come in the house if we begged him now... He's definately taken to being a high-class (lol) barn cat... He's fine...

As fir her not liking males??? Well, that is a given but I think if we brought another female in the house that she would kill it... Literally!!!

This is one unhappy lady...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 10:04 PM

Bobert, has it maybe she needs to be kicked out of the house to spend time in the yard? Let her back in when she behaves herself.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Bee
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 10:10 PM

I can't offer more advice, but I did have a Mean Kitty once, years ago. She was so mean she hated her own kittens and would sit growling at them. There was nothing physically wrong with her, and she had milk, but refused to feed them. I managed to keep three of four alive with watered yogurt (before you could get kitten formula).

She never bothered with the other two cats (except that one time that caused the kittens, and she beat him up immediately after). She wasn't fond of people either. She had a bit of angora or persian in her, midlength hair, flattish face, all black and large round deep yellow eyes. Used to sit on top of the fridge and glare balefully at guests until they got visibly nervous, then she'd jump down and streak past them - always made 'em jump. She liked me, and that's all, but i got clawed by her a few times and no other cat of mine has ever been a scratcher.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 11:00 PM

Bee, you just described a cat my son had, to the tee, colour and all! Oddly enough in her last months of life, she got really sweet and able to be trusted not to turn into Freddie Kruger!

Bobert, good for you. She may need kitty prozac. Don't laugh, they have some, though I wouldn't seriously do that, BUT there are calming herbal remedies that can REALLY help. I used them on a dog and also on a cat who was timid/mean. I would NOT put her out for the day and let her back in thinking that teach her. I don't believe that works with cats as it might with a dog. she might get hurt, eaten, etc., esp. if she isn't used to being outside. Check at Foster and Smith online.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 11:26 PM

I edited myself a little to much. Should have read "Bobert, has it maybe occurred to you that she needs to be kicked out of the house to spend time in the yard? Let her back in when she behaves herself.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Bee
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 11:33 PM

Kat, maybe there's a personality glitch in that combo of genetic features. belinda didn't die a natural death though. I was trying to get her to go in the house, and being the perverse creature she was, she ran out into the road and was killed instantly by a passing truck. Not a mark on her. She was ten years old then.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Bobert
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 07:57 AM

I've been thinking seriously of booting her out... We do kinda boot her out to the mudroom at night but she ain't much of an outdoor cat but it's gotten so bad that that maybe our only option...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 08:27 AM

First, describe her. If she is a three-colored cat, there is no hope.

You have broken the cardinal rule of owning a cat. As have I.

Kitties don't need or want company. She is a princess and sees herself as head kitty. The other kitties refuse to comply. There will always be hissing and spitting.

She will respond to affection and attention. One of the reasons I have so many house guests is to provide Alice with an endless supply of admirers. It helps reduce the hissing/spitting.

When the guests are gone there is an armed truce which, when broken, results in me chasing cats with a plant mister full of cold water. I rarely have to use it. On sight, they all scurry for cover and stop the nonsense for at least a half hour.

Give each one of them "head kitty" time convincing them that all is well and things will improve.


heh heh


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: kendall
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 08:46 AM

The Lion is the only feline species that live in groups. All others are naturally solitary.

Kendall...indeed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 09:45 AM

"Kendall is fine... He has a special place in the barn where he can mark whatever he wants to spray but he's warm and fed and has water and we still love him and all... He just isn't allowed to turn our house into the house of Kendall's musk... He would stink us out in two days if we let him..."


LOL Jacqui has the same problem - hence "Cellar!".


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: kendall
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 10:31 AM

Neutering will solve the spraying problem.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Becca72
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 10:43 AM

"If she doesn't want to have to shreak and acream and carry on why the heck does she have to go messin' with the boys???"

I think that is a question to be asked of all us gals...


As for neutering stopping the spraying, it usually does but there are some cats who continue to do it even after being neutered. They just don't take the hint, I guess.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: kendall
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 11:42 AM

Then there's the oldest cure of all, a stocking, a rock and a piece of deep water. I couldn't do it, but so many men hate cats you would have no trouble finding one who would be glad to rid the world of one more critter that they can not control!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 12:09 PM

My Ed sprays outside if a strange Tom has been around. Sometimes he even sprays Seamus' favorite spots. But never in the house. He is a gentleman after all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 12:14 PM

Folks, Bobert already said they are all neutered/spayed.

Sinsull's advice is really good, Bobert. They do all need special time and a plant mister will break things up. Please don't throw her outside. Make sure she feels secure and loved. That's what they all want.

Bee, that is sad! My son's cat became ill and had to be put down. It was very sudden.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Bobert
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 12:58 PM

Yeah, the sprayer is fixed... BTW, he was named after out very own Kendall... That's why he is now an outside cat and he doesn't have any interest in being in the house...

And, yeah, Sins, you got the "three colored cat" part right...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 01:31 PM

I knew it!

I have vowed never to allow another three colored cat into my home. They are all "Princesses". In fact, when Alice had her kittens, the last one born was a long haired calico that people fought over. They could not understand why I chose the rather non-descript Freddie. HEH HEH

luckily, she was placed with an elderly cosmetologist who had prepared (you won't believe this!) a velvet bed for the damn kitten. Professional grooming, onliest kitty status. That is the only place for a calico.

That said --your girl really needs a lot of alone time and reassurance that she really is the most important head kitty in the house. That and the plant mister. Don't toss her out Bobert. It's not her fault.

Alice the Pisser is a three colored cat. SIGH Everyone loves her and her antics but no one takes her. One on one attention keeps her almost bearable.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: kendall
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 01:40 PM

This is what happens when we mess with nature. One house, one cat. You will all be happier.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Becca72
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 01:41 PM

I had a calico that was 7 lbs of attitude. My boy Madmardigan is her son and she couldn't stand him right up to the day she died. Anytime he came near her she'd thump him a good one.
My ex called her "The Paw of Death" because she'd stretch out on the back of the chair and flex her claws while staring you right in the eye like she was plotting your demise.
All of the female cats I've had have had this attitude, though she was the worst. From now on I'll have boy cats, TYVM.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 02:14 PM

I've noticed that of other short-hair, lots of white calicos. I had one with long hair and LOTS of black, Miss Pitty-Pat, named after Aunt Pitty-Pat in GWTW, she was that addlepated! You could do anything with her and she was just the sweetest, fluffy thing with a teeny-tiny meep of a meow and a very loud purr. I would put her on her back, on my knees out to the end of them, supporting her head with my hand and rub her belly; she would pump the air, making biscuits, and sing so loudly!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: kendall
Date: 25 Dec 08 - 03:59 AM

My ex and I had a Maine coon cat, male, and he was a delight. Playful, loved to start trouble, plagued the hell out of the dog. I swear he had a sense of humor.It was tough putting him into the ground after being hit by a truck. Different weight classes meant nothing to him. It was like Don Knotts taking on George Foreman.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Gurney
Date: 25 Dec 08 - 07:11 PM

We have one that is senile, which can happen anytime after 11 years of age, from research. We find him sitting down and trying to work out where he is, who we are, and he will smooch up to people that he has avoided for 14 years. He seems to be trying to re-learn what he should do, and what he likes doing. Sad, but he is still a charming cat, except that we are having to teach him about catboxes all over again.
If only cats were not nocturnal, and women didn't have that transferrable mothering instinct.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Bobert
Date: 25 Dec 08 - 07:28 PM

Well, the P-Vine gave me a book for Christmas entitled "Everything That Cats Expect You To Know" but I haven't gotten to far into it as yet... Waht I do know is this 3-colored cat knows right from wrong... She just chooses wrong if no one is watching... And sometimes when we are...

I mean, like, if we're in the great room she never jumps up on the kitchen counter but if we leave for even one minute she is up there... What's that all about???

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Bee
Date: 25 Dec 08 - 08:47 PM

Cats rarely do what you want them to do anyway. Last night, the two lads raced around the house, bowled each other over, engaged in stair races, meddled with the Christmas tree every chance they got, and tried to hook lobster shells out of the supper table shell bucket. All action!

But today - today! When I have been gifted with a beautiful little video camera that I'm dying to play with, neither feline is inclined to move at all, instead, snoring away on various bits of furniture, and when prodded, only willing to open one eye and yawn!

Husband is no better, having moved from table to couch two or three times and otherwise as moribund as the cats!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cats and Personality Disorders Thread...
From: Joybell
Date: 25 Dec 08 - 09:28 PM

My first thought was that it's something to do with the death of her friend. We've had cats that bonded closely. Perhaps she can never accept a substitute. Not that you can bring back the dead cat. Might help in understanding the problem though. Poor Emma. I'd be miffed if someone tried to replace True-love.
Cheers, Joy


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