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Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

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Postby desert_woodworker on Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:23 pm

My new "bundle of Joy"!

"Sanderson"!, from the local Animal Care shelter. He's prob. about 18 months old. And he weighs 12.5 pounds! ( 5.7 kilos). Still a "growing-boy". He has a very large frame, to match my Turkish Angora and Turkish Van Cat's characteristic body-types.

He's a Domestic Medium-Hair breed, Orange Tabby, with, well, a magnificent tail.

As usual before introducing a new cat to the household of several other cats, I'm feeding and keeping him in his own room for ten days, before I open the locks of the canal and allow the waters of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans to commingle. Meanwhile, they hear each others' sounds through the door (hissing!, and meowing), and they "play footsie" under the door.

This regimen always works out. I note that Zen Buddhist practice centers in the old-country use this same methodology before they incorporate new monastics into the ranks of the Main Hall. ;)

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

Postby Linda Anderson on Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:11 pm

He's a beauty Joe! All the best for your family :heya:

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

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:30 pm

Thanks!, Linda.

I opened the flood-gates today! Only seven days into the sequestering and scenting and hearing.

Well, I mean Atlantic and Pacific waters merged TODAY. I won't say which were "pacific". :tongueincheek:

All's well!

My Turkish Angora accepts the new 12 1/2-pounder giant-boy with no anxiety. We'll see if they become even closer brothers, though.

My Turkish Van lady hisses her heart out at the newcomer. She has an orange-Tabby-tail, and I think she's jealous of his having one, too! But he's orange-Tabby all over... , and can't help it. ;)

Well, early-days.

The great thing about cats is that they don't like (all) to be in the same place at the same time. They specialize in ...Time-Sharing!, of roosts, window-seats, carpets, chairs, etc. So, they may all get along. As time goes on. Well, it's happened before! ;)

Cheers, and thank-ye, kindly.

Do you have a darling Cat, now, Linda? I forget... .

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

Postby Linda Anderson on Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:30 pm

Joe,

yes, I have a cat now... since Nov 2014. If you recall, my friend drove her from Idaho. She turned up stray, eating on his compost pile. Dolly is 6 and the best cat ever, a Maine Coon, I think.

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Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:08 pm

Wow, Linda, Dolly is dynamite. And lodged among the bamboo, so. Whew, what a view. tnx!

I love those "large" breeds. 12 1/2 pounds?, like my new little-boy? Or more?

:Namaste:

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

Postby Linda Anderson on Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:53 am

perhaps, this is a good time to post this:

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Joe, Dolly is atleast 12 pounds, I haven't weigher her. She seems to be heavier with winter coming on and her fur is beefing up too. I can tell you, it's not easy turning over without disturbing her. :)
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Postby desert_woodworker on Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:24 am

Thanks, Linda! "Cat 5" cracks me up.

"Cat 2", or "3" looks like Donald Trump!

--Joe

EDIT: p.s. below is an example of "Cat-Trumping", the taking of loose fur from a cat, wadding it up, and putting it on the cat's head to mimic Donald Trump's hair-do. This example is from Paul Krugman's NEW YORK TIMES blog, of about Aug. 24 this year. -J.

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

Postby fukasetsu on Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:23 pm

desert_woodworker wrote:My new "bundle of Joy"!


Thanks for sharing Joe, he's a stunner and couldn't have found a better home :)

ps I have a new hobby, taking pictures of cats I meet outside. I keep forgetting to bring my phone outdoors so I missed a lot of them.
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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby desert_woodworker on Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:00 am

I heard about a "jumping cat monastery" in Burma, and found this photo and link today.

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There's more at:

http://burmadhamma.blogspot.com/

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

Postby fukasetsu on Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:30 am

don't see the article Joe, might be me not home and on a crappy tiny laptop
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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby fukasetsu on Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:21 am

random footage of the fukster's angels... only the new tree thing in the hallway is from two days back so they're still getting accustomed to using the tree for up and down.

http://vid56.photobucket.com/albums/g17 ... 30u3jw.mp4

http://vid56.photobucket.com/albums/g17 ... tjiuoi.mp4

http://vid56.photobucket.com/albums/g17 ... r4acwa.mp4

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

Postby Linda Anderson on Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:41 am

Fuki, loved it :hugs:

didn't know that I understood Dutch (The Netherlands has Dutch as it's language??) I know the scene well.

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

Postby fukasetsu on Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:13 am

Si Senora, habla Dutch in the NL :)
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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby Guo Gu on Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:57 am

Linda Anderson wrote:Nansen never got the msg....
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linda, this is how my cat sees my bed in the map of the bed :lol2:

his meditation posture:

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

Postby fukasetsu on Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:02 am

Good to know you have a cat Guo Gu, that's like vital info to me :)
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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby Linda Anderson on Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:07 am

you two .... :hugs:
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Re: Cat Thread -- Dedicated to One Half of Our Tradition

Postby desert_woodworker on Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:23 am

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

Postby desert_woodworker on Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:34 am

Hi, Fuki,

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

If you scroll down in the blog, the photo and article are in the post on that blog dated and entitled:

"Saturday, 3 October 2015
A Monastery more about the Buddha than Cats... "

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

Postby another_being on Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:46 pm

fukasetsu wrote:Good to know you have a cat Guo Gu, that's like vital info to me :)


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

Postby Guo Gu on Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:43 am

fukasetsu wrote:Good to know you have a cat Guo Gu, that's like vital info to me :)



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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