The kitten & cat thread - Page 163 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-09-2016, 06:25 PM   #3241
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
m2cupcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 6,949
Total Cats: 139
Default

Cats approve of my pantry reorganizing.

m2cupcar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 06:31 PM   #3242
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 70
Total Cats: 4
Default

So Fritz occasionally bites. It's the weirdest thing; you'll be petting him, he's fine, you're fine, everything's fine, then he'll casually reach over and chomp your hand. It's not an attack, he doesn't even move quickly; afterwards, he just goes back to being fine like nothing happened. He's drawn blood once, and my wife briefly contemplated kittycide. Most of the time the bite is so slow in coming that it's easy to just pull out of the way, but if you're not paying attention - chomp. It's not violent and doesn't seem malevolent. So what the heck?

Any budding cat psychologists here want to comment on this?
Dann0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 10:29 PM   #3243
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,249
Total Cats: 102
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dann0 View Post
So Fritz occasionally bites. It's the weirdest thing; you'll be petting him, he's fine, you're fine, everything's fine, then he'll casually reach over and chomp your hand. It's not an attack, he doesn't even move quickly; afterwards, he just goes back to being fine like nothing happened. He's drawn blood once, and my wife briefly contemplated kittycide. Most of the time the bite is so slow in coming that it's easy to just pull out of the way, but if you're not paying attention - chomp. It's not violent and doesn't seem malevolent. So what the heck?

Any budding cat psychologists here want to comment on this?
Does he only do it when you stop petting him, like he trying to make you keep going?
good2go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 10:31 PM   #3244
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 70
Total Cats: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by good2go View Post
Does he only do it when you stop petting him, like he trying to make you keep going?
Nope, it seems completely random. Mid-pet, or occasionally even when your hand is just resting within chomping distance. It doesn't happen often and I can't figure out what triggers it.
Dann0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2016, 12:28 AM   #3245
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 8,732
Total Cats: 746
Default




I suspect someone may be planning a clever ambush
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2016, 03:01 AM   #3246
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,869
Total Cats: 483
Default

So we picked up my babies, male is fine, jumping around, too active for my liking but not much we can do. The female is in pain though, obviously you gotta be very cautious when you pick her up. I pick her up by the "armpits" and it seems to be working, obviously anything closer to the stomach i avoid.

Pain Pills are 1 a day.
triple88a is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2016, 10:23 AM   #3247
Boost Czar

iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,100
Total Cats: 1,400
Default


Pookie by The Braineack, on Flickr
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2016, 10:59 AM   #3248
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 8,732
Total Cats: 746
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by triple88a View Post
So we picked up my babies, male is fine, jumping around, too active for my liking but not much we can do. The female is in pain though, obviously you gotta be very cautious when you pick her up. I pick her up by the "armpits" and it seems to be working, obviously anything closer to the stomach i avoid.

Pain Pills are 1 a day.
lol, boys. When we got our mom cat spayed she just wanted to sit on the kitty warming pad. She was pretty slow for a couple days, but she did fine. I'm surprised she tolerates you picking her up.
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2016, 11:15 AM   #3249
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,869
Total Cats: 483
Default

well its more that she gets places and then wants down and she knows that unless we take her down the pain will be higher if she jumps.
triple88a is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2016, 12:16 AM   #3250
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 638
Total Cats: 102
Default

Warning, not a pretty picture below :(


















Jack's lower leg has been swollen on and off for a few months now, so we took him in last week to have it checked out. X-ray came back clean so they had us bring him back early this week for an ultrasound. Ultrasound showed a lump that they expected was an abscess.

Surgery today showed it is not an abscess. The mass is distributed, so they weren't able to remove it. They took a biopsy and we'll get the results early next week.

He's home now and more active than I would expect. He already had a half dinner and want's more.

/cry
gesso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2016, 12:19 AM   #3251
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 638
Total Cats: 102
Default



A pic of happier times
gesso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2016, 12:56 AM   #3252
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,649
Total Cats: 1,564
Default

Damn, man...

No words. That's just a serious bummer.
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2016, 02:42 AM   #3253
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,869
Total Cats: 483
Default

I hope it's a benign mass of some sort :/
triple88a is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2016, 09:20 PM   #3254
Moderator
iTrader: (9)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 13,392
Total Cats: 1,015
Default

I've seen lots of benign tumors and such on dogs and cats in the last few years. Animals are living longer and chemicals are more prolific. The combination may correlate somehow. Don't worry too much.
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2016, 02:45 AM   #3255
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 8,732
Total Cats: 746
Default

Awww, poor Jack :(

The last time I crashed at Gesso's house Jack came and slept on my back and on my legs all night. He's a good kitty.
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 01:05 AM   #3256
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 16
Total Cats: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dann0 View Post
So Fritz occasionally bites. It's the weirdest thing; you'll be petting him, he's fine, you're fine, everything's fine, then he'll casually reach over and chomp your hand. It's not an attack, he doesn't even move quickly; afterwards, he just goes back to being fine like nothing happened. He's drawn blood once, and my wife briefly contemplated kittycide. Most of the time the bite is so slow in coming that it's easy to just pull out of the way, but if you're not paying attention - chomp. It's not violent and doesn't seem malevolent. So what the heck?

Any budding cat psychologists here want to comment on this?
Apparently-happy cats biting you is usually one of two things:

1) he's overstimulated (too much petting, too much going on in the room, ODing on catnip, etc). Those tend to be quick hard nips and are usually preceded by being tense and twitchy.

2) they're love bites. If he's snuggled up, getting petted, purring away, and generally happy, then slowly goes in and gives you a bite-and-hold for a second, then lets go and goes back to being happy, then it's a love bite. This sounds like what you described. It's not malicious... Humans are just made of flimsier stuff than cats, so sometimes they do it too hard. He's trying to show affection, so you don't want to react too strongly; it's just the actions of the last few seconds which were unwelcome.

My cat used to bite too hard when he first moved in. The way I dealt with it was to immediately give him a little bap on the nose and a quick "tssit!", then just ignore him for a minute before going back to petting him. For particularly bad offenses I'd pick him up and plop him on the floor and ignore him. He figured it out pretty. He still does it but it's very gentle and I don't mind it.
turbokitten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 12:33 PM   #3257
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
m2cupcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 6,949
Total Cats: 139
Default

Kitten Academy Live Stream FTW
m2cupcar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 02:45 PM   #3258
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,249
Total Cats: 102
Default

^^ Great site!

Laser cat approves.

good2go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 02:54 PM   #3259
Boost Czar

iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,100
Total Cats: 1,400
Default

mass snuggles.









Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 04:09 PM   #3260
afm
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 359
Total Cats: 29
Default

Attached Thumbnails
The kitten & cat thread-photo553.jpg  

Last edited by afm; 10-17-2016 at 07:18 PM. Reason: Oops, tiny photo
afm is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
WTB MP62 (Hotside) (NB2) Rick02R WTB 3 01-03-2016 08:18 PM
Going back to stock. Need some 1.6 parts. Trent WTB 2 10-01-2015 01:15 PM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM


Tags
kitties!

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:55 PM.