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I just thought this might bring a smile to you other cat lovers. The new addition to the family is doing quite well. She has blended in quite well with the family.

She does however have a really odd habit. For the 4th morning in a row I have gotten up to find something in the water bowl. The first morning I was really grossed out as she was sitting there 'dunking' what I thought was a turd but turned out to be a piece of bark from one of my potted plants. The second morning I found a bizzy ball, then it was one of the catnip mice and this morning it was one of the 'babies' off of my spider plant. (I have now moved all plants out of reach)

I am starting to wonder if the people that dropped her off in the parking lot may have had a fish tank. :D

Going out this weekend to get her some bathtub fishies and a nice clear bowl since the other kitties don't like to drink out of water with 'floaters'.

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How cute! Sounds like she made up a fun game!

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That is just tooooo cute :D

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Eww, I thot for a minute you said the dunking in the toilet bowl! And the other cats wouldn't like to drink with floaters! Eww!

Silly cat. Mine likes to get in the tub and bat a wad of paper around. The tub faucet barely drips and I leave it that way because she can't resist drinking from the drip. Cam Dats they is! :D

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Eww, I thot for a minute you said the toilet bowl! And the other cats wouldn't like to drinnk with floaters! Eww!

Silly cat. Mine likes to get in the tub and bat a wad of paper around. The tub faucet barely drips and I leave it that way because she can't resist drinking from the drip. Cam Dats they is! :D

:D:D:D

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...since the other kitties don't like to drink out of water with 'floaters'.

Well . . . :unsure: . . . I don't like to drink water with "floaters" either . . . :lol:

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:P Too cute. I've had cats occasional send a catnip mouse in for a dip but never several times in a row. I did have a kitty who hunted hard candy and would put it my dad's bedroom slipper. :) She was a character, but then aren't they all?
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How cute! Some cats love to do this. For some reason, they think the toy needs a good soaking. Part of the fun is "fishing" it out. I wonder if your new baby has some Siamese or OSH in her as these breeds love water and aren't afraid to get wet.

One of mine throws his toys in the pool and yells at me until I come fish it out and two love playing in the sink with a trickle of water hitting them on the head. It's hilarious but quite messy when they shake like a dog.

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two love playing in the sink with a trickle of water hitting them on the head. It's hilarious but quite messy when they shake like a dog.

Yea I had a stray kitten that I took in that liked doing that also. I tried to get him out of the sink by turning on the water and it backfired. I couldn't do a load of dishes without scooping him out countless times. He also was really good at opening cupboard doors and would then get in and toss everything out. He went to live with someone else who had better locking cupboard doors.

One thing about kitties they do keep life interesting.

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Yea I had a stray kitten that I took in that liked doing that also. I tried to get him out of the sink by turning on the water and it backfired. I couldn't do a load of dishes without scooping him out countless times. He also was really good at opening cupboard doors and would then get in and toss everything out. He went to live with someone else who had better locking cupboard doors.

One thing about kitties they do keep life interesting.

Our latest "adoptee" has had no in-house behavior training whatsoever. She was a neighbor's cat who was malnourished and left outside to fend for herself a lot. They let us "have her" upon request. We fattened her up--we thought she was a kitten, but she's actually 2. She's a sweet cat, but a bit of a brat. :P It's sort of like having a "wild child" LOL

Since September, we have patiently worked at training her to stay off counters, keep out of the toilet, that sort of thing...and we thought, wow, we have done a good job getting this wild thing "domesticated". Patting ourselves on the back was a bit premature.

One day last week, I walked back into the living room --and to my horror--there she was, delicately dipping her paw into my water glass, and licking it with great zeal....I wonder, just how long do you think she's been doing THAT!!?? :blink:

UCK!!

kitties...ya gotta love 'em :)

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I got my cat a water fountain. She loves it. But I also give her water in a bowl. She drinks that too.

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One day last week, I walked back into the living room --and to my horror--there she was, delicately dipping her paw into my water glass, and licking it with great zeal....I wonder, just how long do you think she's been doing THAT!!?? :blink:

UCK!!

kitties...ya gotta love 'em :)

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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I got my cat a water fountain. She loves it. But I also give her water in a bowl. She drinks that too.

She's got BOTH of those!!!!. Guessing she just prefers mine?? LOL

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One day last week, I walked back into the living room --and to my horror--there she was, delicately dipping her paw into my water glass, and licking it with great zeal....I wonder, just how long do you think she's been doing THAT!!?? :blink:

UCK!!

kitties...ya gotta love 'em :)

My old manx is fond of doing that also even though they have not only their own bowl but also the dogs to drink out of. I give him his own glass by the food bowls. That seems to help but I still use a napkin to cover my glass or cup if I leave the room since I caught him doing it with my coffee cup one day.

Glad you were able to rescue her from what sounds like a miserable and lonely life.

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My old manx is fond of doing that also even though they have not only their own bowl but also the dogs to drink out of. I give him his own glass by the food bowls. That seems to help but I still use a napkin to cover my glass or cup if I leave the room since I caught him doing it with my coffee cup one day.

Glad you were able to rescue her from what sounds like a miserable and lonely life.

It's a crazy story....

She appeared under our bushes last August, two days after our last remaining beloved cat took ill and had to be put to sleep. She was eating anything she could kill, covered in ticks, cuts, etc...so I started feeding her, thinking she was one of many kitties left on our dirt road.

I was thinking of what to name her...Ella or Bella sounded good....and we put up flyers with her pic in neighbor's mailboxes asking if she belonged to anyone before I got too attached. One called and said "Oh that's our Bella!" :blink:

Weeks passed, she's still dirty, left out in the rain and mud, hungry and thirsty, crying at our windows, etc...so we cleaned her up, she was so sick and we nursed her for 48 hours. She slept the entire time, mostly in one of our laps. Then, she recovered and started eating and in a few weeks, put on 2 lbs. and her coat grew soft and shiny.

No one EVER came looking for her.

Finally, we boldly asked the neighbor if we could buy her. She said we could keep her because "when she does come home, she paws at the door and bolts right back to your property." Oddly, this person does not see what's wrong with that story. :unsure:

I was so sick (still not diagnosed at the time)and upset about my cat, and this little doll appeared....so, really, she "saved " me too....I think of her this way: She's our GIFT! :) The universe provides??

:) :) :)

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Stop with the cute Kitty stories! I WANT A KITTY!

My hub doesn't like cats. We have a rescue Lab who likes kitties. I keep hoping one will show up in my bushes. He couldn't turn away a poor hungry animal.

Ok: back to the kitty stories.

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Stop with the cute Kitty stories! I WANT A KITTY!

My hub doesn't like cats. We have a rescue Lab who likes kitties. I keep hoping one will show up in my bushes. He couldn't turn away a poor hungry animal.

Ok: back to the kitty stories.

I want a LAB!! I want a LAB!! :D We had a black Lab, Gracie....what a sweetheart she was. Still miss her being underfoot. I love the pic of your doggie!!

Looks just like Gracie--red collar and all!!

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I want a LAB!! I want a LAB!! :D We had a black Lab, Gracie....what a sweetheart she was. Still miss her being underfoot. I love the pic of your doggie!!

Looks just like Gracie--red collar and all!!

Poor Cooper. He's an odd dog! He tries sooo hard to make friends with the squirrels. he wags his tail at them and walks slowly up to them. they always run away.

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Poor Cooper. He's an odd dog! He tries sooo hard to make friends with the squirrels. he wags his tail at them and walks slowly up to them. they always run away.

Gracie was equally silly. She thought everyone and everything was to be made friends with. Not everyone liked her slurpy kisses however. :P Or the energetic wag of her tail that knocked down everything in her path.All the cats loved her. One would worm her way onto the dog bed with her and Gracie would HURRUMPH! and look at us like..really? does she have to lay HERE? Then, let out this gigantic sigh....they're a great breed aren't they??! :)

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Hey, I thought this was the kitty thread :lol: So here's another kitty story.

Emily is a Maine coon, and was the last of her litter to leave home. She was the favorite of the dad of the house, who used to encourage her onto the dining table and feed her tidbits off his plate :o:rolleyes: Naughty man!

So how to break this habit. A water pistol seemed the best way since she didn't know where it was coming from (for a while at least) but anyways, she doesn't mind water that much (used to scoop the water out of her water bowl with her paw). But she finally got the idea that dining ON the dining table was not approved for her. However, she does like to be with us when we eat (will often even sit on one of the dining chairs), and dining is such a social experience for her that she normally will only eat when one of us is in the kitchen, preferably talking to her or petting her. :D Spoiled??? Nah!

But, have we broken the dining table habit? Not on yer life. She never gets on there in our presence, but I am forever finding long cat hairs on the table runner, and have even caught her ladyship unawares, sound asleep sprawled out on the dining table when she thought no one was around :lol: I think she heads there as soon as the car goes down the gravel driveway. :P

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Gracie was equally silly. She thought everyone and everything was to be made friends with. Not everyone liked her slurpy kisses however. :P Or the energetic wag of her tail that knocked down everything in her path.All the cats loved her. One would worm her way onto the dog bed with her and Gracie would HURRUMPH! and look at us like..really? does she have to lay HERE? Then, let out this gigantic sigh....they're a great breed aren't they??! :)

Labs are the greatest. We had one named LD that was positively huge. When my manx Lexi had the one litter we let her have I came in the house one day to find him standing with a 2 or 3 week old kitten in his mouth. I was sure it was dead as it's little head was hanging out one side and just the tips of his little feet out the other. It turned out Lexi appointed him the 'babysitter' when she would leave the kittens. She would bring them one by one over to him and lay them beside him. The big guy, all 150 lbs of him, faithfully watched over them until she came back. She had 4 kittens and when the time came to give them to loving homes me and the 2 kids each wanted to keep a different kitten. We finally settled it by keeping the one that LD liked to carry around the most. He is the black and white kitty getting his feet washed by the new foundling in my avatar.

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I just thought this might bring a smile to you other cat lovers. The new addition to the family is doing quite well. She has blended in quite well with the family.

She does however have a really odd habit. For the 4th morning in a row I have gotten up to find something in the water bowl. The first morning I was really grossed out as she was sitting there 'dunking' what I thought was a turd but turned out to be a piece of bark from one of my potted plants. The second morning I found a bizzy ball, then it was one of the catnip mice and this morning it was one of the 'babies' off of my spider plant. (I have now moved all plants out of reach)

I am starting to wonder if the people that dropped her off in the parking lot may have had a fish tank. :D

Going out this weekend to get her some bathtub fishies and a nice clear bowl since the other kitties don't like to drink out of water with 'floaters'.

What a sweet baby :)

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kitties, doggies....I love them all!!

and PS this thread is fun!!! :P . I am glad I wandered into this forum. I have spent so much time researching on here for MONTHS...and for the first time in so long, I am talking with you all about something other than why my stomach hurts. :unsure: hooray!!

I am enjoying all your stories...thanks!! :)

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I think we need a new topic section. We have restaurants, doctors, etc. We need a pet one. We could have a kitty thread, dog thread, bunnies, birds, etc. I will need a kitty for sure if that happens? :)

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