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Author Topic: Ringing in the New: Your Pet Family in 2010  (Read 23792 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2010, 07:51:50 AM »

Aleko, no doubt they know where the warmest spot in the house is and taking advantage of it.
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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2010, 08:22:56 AM »

Yes, August, they really like to watch the critters, and so do I.  I really don't know how we all would have managed to live in my little house without this big sunroom.  Except for the livingroom cats who go back and forth, the cats all spend most of their time out there.  They can watch the winged critters, the squirrels, and birds.  It's not heated, so in winter I use an electric heater till the sun comes up and heats it through all the sliders.  I have my computer out there too, and this morning it is cold as all get out, a gray day with no sun.  I have the heater right by me, and still, I think it is time to go inside.  
The cats keep making forays out into the sunroom, to watch the ducks a little bit and then ask to come back into the kitchen where it is warm.
BTW,  OT, Aleko, is that one of those oil filled heaters in the photo?  Do you like it?  If so, what kind is it?  Your kitties look soooo comfy by it.
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« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2010, 08:36:03 AM »

Thank you everybody, and Mark, my cats do play with the Catit, but not always when I see them, as you said.  Most of my guys seem to prefer the Turbo scratchers because they can reach the ball more easily, and some of them can really make that ball go around lickety split, round and round and round.
The Catit provides a slightly different challenge, and so the younger ones play with that now and then.  My older cats have developed great skill with the Turbo scratchers, and so enjoy those more.  I have 10 turbo scratchers.  I have started making my own cardboard inserts because they have become so darned expensive here now, and they seem to come unglued much more easily lately, don't last more than a couple weeks, and then I have to spend another $8 for a new one.  Sooooo, I put my own round pieces of cardboard in the middle now.
Sorry, this is OT.
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« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2010, 11:24:46 AM »

catbird, that haiku is so apt and probably true for all of us. Another haiku (found on the net, no author listed)

       My brain: walnut-sized.
       Yours: largest among primates.
       Yet, who leaves for work?

BW, yes those refills are expensive. That put me off getting one when I looked before Christmas, but I might buy one after reading your description.

So, how to get 4 cats in one photo?
I'll have to think about it.
For now just two:

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« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2010, 12:32:14 PM »

Wow Mark you have made an actual 'cat walk' for your babies. Very impressive.

BW what a view for your furrry ones and yourself.

Alek where was your heater made? Your babes sure like it a lot.
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« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2010, 01:21:47 PM »

Sash enjoying the 15 degree New Years Day weather.   Huh  . .  Cheesy (Okay)



 
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« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2010, 01:59:16 PM »

Great photos, everyone!
Those ducks are quite beautiful, BW, and they have definitely put ideas into those cats' heads!
Alek, your cats always looks so cozy.
Mark, your two makes avery interesting picture as they pass each other on what appear to be different excursions.
Steve, Sash is lookin' nice and furry as he surveys the world. (And Brrr, BTW)

Catbird and Mark, Grin ROFL on the haiku. I've seen both before in various books, but have never seen an author listed.

I don't think my three loners will go for the group photo...
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« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2010, 02:43:28 PM »

Mark, I just LOVE your catwalk for your kitties. Great picture!   Smiley How wonderfully handy you are.   Wish I had one like that, best I can do for fresh air is open the sliders and hope they don't destroy the screens leaping up to catch bugs on the netting.

The silver and black patterns are gorgeous on your kitten, and the marvelous round eyes peeking over his back are just beautiful.

Steve, Sash is becoming more gorgeous with every passing day with the winter coat, and looks wonderful framed in the doorway like that.  Very pretty photo indeed.  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2010, 02:52:23 PM »

Mark, I think your guys would like the round turbo scratchers.  Mine scratch on the round pieces of cardboard I put in the middle, and don't really seem to miss the commercial corrugated centers.  I cut cardboard out of the cases I get the Fancy Feast in, recycling Smiley  and I always put two in on top of each other. The cats don't seem to care and FREE is good.  Very often, I see someone sleeping in the middle of the turbo in the sunshine.  Doesn't look comfy to me, but what do I know.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2010, 03:08:42 PM »

Mark, the cat walk is awesome!

Steve, has Sash gotten given fluffier, if that's possible?  Such a regal boy, I just can't get over what a handsome boy he is.
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« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2010, 03:26:32 PM »

Well it is hard to fit in ALL of the boys.....especially if they choose not to pose!!
Here ethey are Oscar and Fozzy....my beautiful Maine Coons!!


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« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2010, 06:09:07 PM »

ChefG, it is great to see new photos of Oscar and Fozzy!  They look especially magnificent against that blue blanket.  Wow!

Steve, Sash can probably tolerate that weather because of that magnificent fur coat he wears.  As others have said, it seems there is even more fur there than there was before--which is amazing.  He looks very ready to greet the new year.

MarkT, that cat walk picture is very artistic.  Not only are your two Bengals stunning as usual, but I think with the point of view, angles, and cat poses, you could win a photography contest with that one.  Love that haiku, too.  Very true; I imagine mine thinking something like that every morning as I head off in cold and darkness to work, while they lounge in their favorite chairs.
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« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2010, 07:34:52 PM »

BW, yes it is one of those oil filled heaters and yes I like it, I've been using it for years with no problems. It is quite adequate for Hong Kong weather, though if I lived in a colder place I guess I would prefer different type of heater.

MarkT, great photo!

Steve, Sash is looking very fluffy, with that coat I guess he doesn't mind the weather.

ChefG, beautiful kitties.
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« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2010, 09:13:57 PM »

We have an oil filled portable like that to. They are nice they plug into a standard outlet and they have a auto thermostat. It's for the upstairs unheated room sometimes Sash goes up there and snoozes in the rocker next to it.  Otherwise his thick and plush winter coat keeps him toasty.  But with the temps we are having right now even his endurance is being tested out on the porch with the wind chills.  Wind chills could push 10 to 15 below tonight.   Tongue  The next heating bill isn't going to be cheap.
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« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2010, 09:23:05 PM »

Steve, nice picture of Sash. But how do you keep the snow from blowing into your porch?
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