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Cat of the Day & Week > I am Cat of the Day!
Maizie Grace

Actually not so- graceful
 
 
Purred: Sun Oct 28, '12 12:57am PST 
My mommy says this is a big thing. She is very proud. Our family has been on catster since January of 2006 and I am the first to be CoTD! I'm also the baby of the family. smile

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Food & Nutrition > Cat Licks??
Maizie Grace

Actually not so- graceful
 
 
Purred: Thu Oct 18, '12 2:04am PST 
I've heard a number of things. She's grooming you, she's showing affection, a combination of the two, or, for the more cynical person, she likes the taste of your skin.

Cats in the same social group usually groom each other. Maizie is a licker. if she's in my arms, she's licking my cheeks and nose before she falls asleep. benjamin, the dominant cat in our home, has never been a licker. Not of skin, anyway. He'll lick the underarms of my shirts (I know, I know), but not the skin.

of course, if you put them together, Ben will lick Maizie, but May never licks him! I think it's his 'job' as the dominant to lick her, but that's another topic!
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Behavior & Training > My Cat Bites a lot & Chews Wired

Maizie Grace

Actually not so- graceful
 
 
Purred: Wed Oct 17, '12 1:12am PST 
Yes, Bitter Apple has worked for me. On the off occasion it hasn't, I redirect to a chewy toy.
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Kitten Corner > How were you named?

Maizie Grace

Actually not so- graceful
 
 
Purred: Thu Sep 13, '12 10:23pm PST 
Owen - named after a character in an X-Files fanfiction story

Callie - my mother read the name in a book and liked it

Kizmet - my friend named him, and I adopted him after that

Benjamin - my favorite boy's name. Since I do not plan on having human children, I wanted to use it.

Maizie Grace - I heard it on a TV documentary one day. some woman had a cat named Maizie Grace, and I loved it. it fit her perfectly.

they have middle names too, but I won't go that far into it! haha.
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Kitten Corner > in appropriate sucking??

Benjamin

Tiny Creature
 
 
Purred: Thu Sep 13, '12 10:19pm PST 
My Kizmet suckled on my earlobes from the moment I got him until he passed away at 10 years old. it's only inappropriate if you are uncomfortable with it. I never minded, although at times I got annoyed at 3am. LOL. It comforted him and made him happy. It was his thing.

Now, if it's happening a lot, or if it's interfering with meal times, then it could be an issue. But lots of cats suckle on one thing or another. (Believe it or not, Kizmet, when rooting around for a good place to suckle, found my nipple. I loved that cat more than my next breath, but that felt a little too weird! haha)

Benjamin, who came to me at 7 weeks, spent his first days meowing like crazy, rooting around for a place to suck. It broke my heart to see him so distressed. He found my armpit one night, and calmed right down. He's 3 now, and he still does it pretty much every day.
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Behavior & Training > Why do I do this? :)
Benjamin

Tiny Creature
 
 
Purred: Wed Sep 12, '12 2:25pm PST 
haha! Very true.

BTW, Ben has a sister named Maizie. big grin Good name!
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Behavior & Training > Why do I do this? :)

Benjamin

Tiny Creature
 
 
Purred: Tue Sep 11, '12 11:16pm PST 
So Ben has a favorite toy, his 'Wormie'. Sometimes he plays with him, but as he's gotten a little older (he's 3 and a half now), not so much. He will mainly pick up Wormie in his mouth, hold him there, and start meowing in a low voice. Nothing else. Usually in the middle of the night, but sometimes I'll hear him in the kitchen doing it while I'm watching TV.

Is this another version of prey behavior? Like he's caught him and he's announcing it? He never really brings it anywhere, just drops it after a minute or so. And he doesn't do this behavior with any other toy. Just Wormie.
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Behavior & Training > Help! I'm new and nobody likes me!

Benjamin

Tiny Creature
 
 
Purred: Tue Sep 11, '12 11:11pm PST 
I've had some cats that just tolerated each other for their entire lives, and never really interacted. It happens, despite our best efforts to the contrary!
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Bumpurr 10/18/06 - 4/13/12

Benjamin

Tiny Creature
 
 
Purred: Sun Apr 29, '12 1:20pm PST 
I haven't been on in a while, and I am so sorry to hear about Bumpurr. I know for sure my Callie and Kizmet were there to welcome him to the Bridge. hug
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Behavior & Training > Tristan hasn't kicked his habit of biting! Please help!
Benjamin

Tiny Creature
 
 
Purred: Tue Jan 24, '12 9:27pm PST 
try positive reinforcement. it's the only thing that worked with Ben. when he would bite, I would say 'No bite!', immediately withdraw my hand, get up, and ignore him completely. eventually, he began to stop when I would say 'no bite!', and I would immediately praise him. sometimes the stopping was coincidental, but no matter. eventually he got the message. you have to be consistent, every single time.

obviously, getting out of bed isn't an ideal solution, but you get the idea.
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