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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby Guo Gu on Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:47 am

desert_woodworker wrote:Guo Gu,

Guo Gu wrote:linda, this is how my cat sees my bed in the map of the bed :lol2:

his meditation posture:

Your cat looks like a Turkish Van cat to me. Is he a Turkish Van cat? (the swimming-cat of Turkey).

I have one, from a breeder in Texas. She ("Helva") is now 9 1/2 years old (see pic, below).

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i have no idea what kind of cat he is... he was going to be put to death due to emaciation from illness at the shelter, so i brought him home close to six yrs ago. i named him genki, which means "health" in japanese. he's fine now.... well, until i just saw fuki's post. now i have to cut him in two just for fuki! :lol2:

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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby desert_woodworker on Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:04 pm

Guo Gu,

Thanks, good to know about Genki. He's a great-looking cat, and shows features that may be those of a Turkish Van cat.

Guo Gu, does he have fur-hairs all of about the same length and thickness, and V-E-R-Y soft ? If so, that is a Van Cat feature, unique in the Cat-kingdom (Vans are said to be "single-coated", versus the Under-Fur, Guard-Hair, and Awn-Hair coats of every other domestic cat breed -- the others are all "triple-coated" ).

I knew a "Genki" who was a priest in Maezumi Roshi's lineage, at Bernie Glassman Roshi's place in Riverdale in 1980-2. I used to go up there some nights by subway to sit with them when they first came to New York. Genki was always the Jikijutsu, the time-keeper.

Here is my domestic-medium-hair orange Tabby once again, "Sanderson", my new rescue-shelter cat. He's making use of the love-seat, so I can't be such a couch-potato! I have to sit on my buckwheat-hull-stuffed cushion, instead. Sanderson is good for my practice... . ;)

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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby Guo Gu on Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:52 pm

thanks, joe. by your descriptions, it seems genki is a turkish van.
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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby fukasetsu on Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:22 am

Guo Gu wrote:it will be good to know that i will be cutting the cat to two this evening when i get home! :ninja:

how do you feel about that, fuki?

no cat ;)
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He's all yours friend :)

I will be with him in "thought" so not split thought Sir.
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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby Guo Gu on Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:57 am

and you're in his thought, my friend :)

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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby fukasetsu on Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:34 pm

Thank you Friends :)
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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby desert_woodworker on Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:02 pm

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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby Linda Anderson on Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:33 am

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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby anka on Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:50 pm

Marshmellow is an ever attentive teacher.
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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby Linda Anderson on Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:48 am

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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby Guo Gu on Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:42 pm

a photographer friend took these photos of genki and submitted them to a japanese calendar contest. they were selected:

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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby desert_woodworker on Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:39 pm

Guo Gu, and Genki, and Family, Congrats!

I still think your Genki's a Turkish Van Cat. Like my Helva.

Here's a favorite 25-year-old book, of photos of Japanese home interiors and cats: (now only $4.00, shipped!):

http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Cat-Home ... at+at+home

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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby desert_woodworker on Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:04 pm

Fuki,

fukasetsu wrote:don't see the article Joe, might be me not home and on a crappy tiny laptop

Ah, sorry, I see they have quickly changed their front-page. Here is the link to the (now...) archived article, and photo:

http://burmadhamma.blogspot.com/search/label/cat

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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby partofit22 on Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:25 am

Have you ever heard of ... catios?? Like patio, but with a p .. :)
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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby desert_woodworker on Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:40 pm

partofit22 wrote:Have you ever heard of ... catios?? Like patio, but with a p ..

Yes, Teresa.

I use the "ABO Happy Habitat", a collapsible mesh "tent"-like structure, about $35 US. My Turkish Van cat gets a lot of use out of it. She's on her SECOND one, now (the AZ sun eventually destroys all plastic things).

I suppose I could build her something more lasting. But I like being able to move this thing into or out of the sun, depending on season, or time of day. I keep a litter-box, a sitting-pad, a water-bowl, and scratching log in there with her, when she goes out.

Are you interested in safe cat-enclosures? Got any with cats inside one, yourself?

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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby partofit22 on Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:21 am

desert_woodworker wrote:
partofit22 wrote:Have you ever heard of ... catios?? Like patio, but with a p ..

Yes, Teresa.

I use the "ABO Happy Habitat", a collapsible mesh "tent"-like structure, about $35 US. My Turkish Van cat gets a lot of use out of it. She's on her SECOND one, now (the AZ sun eventually destroys all plastic things).

I suppose I could build her something more lasting. But I like being able to move this thing into or out of the sun, depending on season, or time of day. I keep a litter-box, a sitting-pad, a water-bowl, and scratching log in there with her, when she goes out.

Are you interested in safe cat-enclosures? Got any with cats inside one, yourself?

tnx,

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No, the name just struck me funny ... catio ... -- with a c, not a p- :) The last cat I had lived to be about 15 or so- Mama kitty- She was a tortoise shell angora-
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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby fukasetsu on Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:34 am

Wow, Theresa. Even your cats are turtles. :lol2:
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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby fukasetsu on Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:36 am

desert_woodworker wrote:Are you interested in safe cat-enclosures? Got any with cats inside one, yourself?


How big is your garden/backyard Joe? Sounds like a fine wood project.
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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby desert_woodworker on Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:20 pm

fukasetsu wrote:Sounds like a fine wood project.

It "wood" be!

Yard and garden is big enough for anything I would choose to build.

Years ago I thought of an aerial cat-run, or cat-tunnel, connected to the house via a secure pet-door, or "cat-flap", but with more "head-room" than the one shown, so that cats would not need to crouch.

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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby anka on Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:55 pm

If you decide to do that please post pictures Joe. It's an amazing idea.

Our furry enjoying his new tower.
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