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    #28333 - 10/15/08 11:38 PM Update: my gifted cat
    Val Offline
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    Registered: 09/01/07
    Posts: 3290
    Loc: California
    Today DK managed to knock over the plastic cat food container (typical) and unscrew it (first time). Fortunately, it was nearly empty. I was impressed and will have to start hiding the crunchy container now.

    I'll have to make a map, though. I'm sorry to say that last week I hid the porcelain "Queen Kitty" food bowl so well, I can't find it now. Major downside: it's full of food.

    He's sitting on my lap purring right now. He's a good kitty. And he just made a silent meow!

    Meanwhile, I remembered that the other kitties taught DS8 how to open doors when he was a baby. They would use their front paws/hands to pull the door open when it was slightly ajar, and he copied them. I have no idea how old he was, but they were two.

    Okay, this is getting ridiculous. I have to hit the sack.

    Val


    Edited by Val (10/15/08 11:43 PM)

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    #28341 - 10/16/08 04:07 AM Re: Update: my gifted cat [Re: Val]
    OHGrandma Offline
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    Registered: 01/05/08
    Posts: 830
    My GT kittie plays fetch. We never had a dog play fetch but my kittie is a natural with it.
    She loves sitting on my lap but hates being carried. She'll ride on my shoulder instead. She was also extremely jealous of my granddaughter when granddaughter was just born. I'd hold GD and kittie would try to push her way between GD & me.
    We have two indoor kitties and both open doors.
    So, that's my GT kittie story for the day.

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    #28343 - 10/16/08 04:24 AM Re: Update: my gifted cat [Re: OHGrandma]
    Lorel Offline
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    Registered: 08/22/07
    Posts: 970
    Loc: New England
    Great stories! I have always been more of a dog person, but since we adopted two kittens last year, I have been surprised at how clever and entertaining they are. We also have a cat who plays a game, though I wouldn't call it fetch. She sits and we throw a soft pom pom at her. She bats it back, and this can go on for a LONG time. She purrs and lets us know that she really enjoys this. It's funny though, her brother has no use for the game.

    Both of the cats often like to sit in a big picture window that overlooks the driveway, and they seem to always be waiting there whenever someone drives up. They usually sit there to "wave goodbye" too.


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    #28350 - 10/16/08 06:45 AM Re: Update: my gifted cat [Re: Lorel]
    Kriston Offline
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    Registered: 09/19/07
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    Loc: Midwest
    All our cats would fetch. When they stopped bringing the paper wad back, they were saying "I'm done playing now."

    My cat also opens doors. He puts both paws on the doorknob and turns it. My former roommate wants him to teacher he cat how to do it.

    His real gift was athletic leaps and twirls in midair, though. He's too old now, but in his youth, he was the Baryshnikov of the feline world! Glorious to watch!
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    Mom to DS13 and DS10

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    #28352 - 10/16/08 06:53 AM Re: Update: my gifted cat [Re: Kriston]
    incogneato Offline
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    Registered: 10/25/07
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    Loc: up in my head.......
    Ahhhh,, I love the gifted kitties stories. Thanks for the morning smiles!

    I've always loved cats because they are aloof! smile

    I'm also a dog person.

    I always leave the t.v. on and change the channel to Animal Planet(HD of course) for our sweet little dog. smile

    When I come home, he's always laying in MY favorite chair watching the t.v.

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    #28362 - 10/16/08 07:30 AM Re: Update: my gifted cat [Re: CFK]
    Kriston Offline
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    Registered: 09/19/07
    Posts: 6145
    Loc: Midwest
    Dottie, how does the hamster get the fridge door open? That IS GT! Darn near overachieving.

    wink

    (Really, I do get it. But I got that image of a hamster opening the door in my head, and I HAD to share it!)
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    #28365 - 10/16/08 07:50 AM Re: Update: my gifted cat [Re: Kriston]
    ienjoysoup Offline
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    Registered: 09/10/08
    Posts: 325
    Loc: ny
    when i was a kids we had a dog that could unlock the door open it, unlock the screen door, open that- and then get in the yard, and get over a 6 foot wooden feet by running up it and tossing himself over it.... he was one crazy dog!

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    #28371 - 10/16/08 08:25 AM Re: Update: my gifted cat [Re: Dottie]
    kcab Offline
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    Registered: 10/02/07
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    Loc: Sparta, apparently
    Hey, Dottie, I don't understand the "refrigerator trained" hamster... (feeling slow-witted this am.)
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    #28373 - 10/16/08 08:37 AM Re: Update: my gifted cat [Re: Dottie]
    kcab Offline
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    LOL! My gerbil is only gifted at chewing paper up into bedding.
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    #28374 - 10/16/08 09:06 AM Re: Update: my gifted cat [Re: kcab]
    KAR120C Offline
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    Registered: 03/29/08
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    I don't know... we've only ever had cats and both of them were dumber than a bag of rocks! wink One of them took several weeks to remember we'd replaced the screen in the door (where he'd destroyed it once already)... banged his nose on it when we let him out. every. single. time. Very sweet and cuddly, both of them, but no great thinkers! LOL
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