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post #586 of 593
So much SASS!!

Russian Blues are very sassy cats and yours are upholding that tradition.
post #587 of 593
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

So much SASS!!

Russian Blues are very sassy cats and yours are upholding that tradition.


Britta is a total diva, will absolutely scream at you to pet her or put more food in her dish. She does not take schiit from the other cats but will still groom and cuddle with them no problem.

 

The Charteux just grunts a lot :etysmile:

post #588 of 593

I adopted Seymour from the pound around 14 months ago -- this is one of the pictures the pound used to advertise that he needed a home. He was 8 years old then. Nobody seems to want to adopt adult cats, but he has been an awesome companion.

 

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post #589 of 593
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I adopted Seymour from the pound around 14 months ago -- this is one of the pictures the pound used to advertise that he needed a home. He was 8 years old then. Nobody seems to want to adopt adult cats, but he has been an awesome companion.

 

People tend to underestimate older cats. From my experience older stray cats once they get acclimatized to getting fed actually are more demonstrative of their appreciation for the human than for the ones rescued as kittens, likely because while they have a memory of being hungry and exposed to the elements - or in the case of your cat and many similar cases, of living a year or more in a shelter's cage - and now they associate their human with everything that isn't any of that.

 

The one problem however despite their tendency to be more demonstrative is that in most cases they are also less likely to appreciate having the human being demonstrative in return. Kittens I rescued or raised are more docile for getting petted and given baths, but the ones I rescued as adults will rub on people's legs all the time but will resist petting in return and worse will really bite when you try to clean their wounds (it doesn't help that the wound in question is usually in their nether regions after they've been neutered).


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 5/20/15 at 8:46pm
post #590 of 593
I agree with you on most points above. We had a cat that we adopted. He appeared out of nowhere. We fed him once and that's all she wrote. Named him Snow White. A very loving cat. Would accompany me to the mail box and to the cloths line all the time lol. He was a big white cat with very light orange tabby markings. He hated water and him being as big ad he was was virtually impossible to bath him.

Micah on the other hand was raised with us since a kitten. I bathed him often as a kitten. Due to that (and his intelligence), he won't give me any problems bathing him. He's also a very big cat lol.
post #591 of 593
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I agree with you on most points above. We had a cat that we adopted. He appeared out of nowhere. We fed him once and that's all she wrote. Named him Snow White. A very loving cat. Would accompany me to the mail box and to the cloths line all the time lol. He was a big white cat with very light orange tabby markings. He hated water and him being as big ad he was was virtually impossible to bath him.

Micah on the other hand was raised with us since a kitten. I bathed him often as a kitten. Due to that (and his intelligence), he won't give me any problems bathing him. He's also a very big cat lol.

 

The cats I have that are the best of both - being affectionate and don't mind humans (well, one human, me) who are - are the ones who went through the worst. One of them was a starving, ant-infested kitten who slumped on my then-girlfriend's office heels while she was waiting for a cab near the financial district, while the other was a kitten who crawled under our gate after some crummy kids tossed him around and injured his hind legs (he was dragging his poop-stained hind quarters all over the driveway).

 

As much as I like how they cuddle not just me but every other cat I've taken in (and were the most vocal when I left with any and didn't return with them, as I usually meet up at our vet's for adoptions), I'd still wish they didn't have to go through what they do. The cat my ex picked up for example isn't all that sweet - everytime he's at the vet I need to put a towel over the carrier, as he always erupts into Wolverine/Badger/Bobcat mode when dogs are around. Didn't matter if it was a cute and curious Pomeranian, a sweet Lab who entered the waiting room and just licked my cheek out of nowhere, a smiling (big) Spitz (looked like a Shiba) sniffing his carrier, or a giant Malinois who just took a quick sniff at his carrier - he really just goes nuts around dogs. I suspect stray dogs stole his food, or pet dogs chased him away from people he wanted to get help from. Hell even the nasty stray tom around here took to the neighbors' dogs (at least, the ones that don't bark at him) with headbutts. I even found my other huge tom (the one injured by kids) sleeping at the neighbor's driveway right next to their German Shepherd after I left the window open, and when I brought him in my racist (spiecist?) cat snarled at him until I gave up keeping him away and just gave the dog fur-laden cat a bath.

post #592 of 593

Here's my American Short-hair, from a neighbor's litter.

 

He had blue eyes when he was small

 

They turned yellow later

post #593 of 593
Very nice kitty.
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