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Other Meows & Purrs > Fake Cats? Huh?
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Purred: Wed Sep 10, '14 2:45am PST 
Just wanted to let you know that Claude won best national household pet for the 2013-2014 show year in the Cat Fanciers Federation. We are attending the awards banquet this coming weekend!
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Behavior & Training > Girlfriend's Cat
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Purred: Mon Jun 2, '14 2:00pm PST 
I think the little nips are what I call "love bites". I've always had cats that nibble on me and I feel it is a sign of affection - the same goes for the licking.
When she nuzzles you she is looking for attention from you - remember she can't tell time!
Cats time/spacial reality revolves around sleeping, eating, grooming, and playing (did I mention sleeping?!!)
I think I would be honored - this cat seems to think very highly of you and you have begun to lover her even though you, admittedly, don't really care for cats!
Awesome! And just think how this makes your girlfriend feel! So many couples go into a relationship with animal(s) that pre-existed the relationship and one or the other hates the pre-existing animal(s. Arguments ensue.
On the flip side of the coin - the cat could have become jealous of you and become a pest! (cats have their ways of showing dislike for a human - trust me - she likes you!)
Go with it and really begin to explore your new relationship with this cat - you might surprise yourself and become more tolerant of cats - what a wonderful gift this cat has given to you! Give yourself a pat on the back for being able to move forward with this relationship (with the woman and her cat). Congratulations for being a sensitive and kind human with a big heart!
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Grooming > product for fluffy tail

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Purred: Mon May 5, '14 7:04pm PST 
Baby powder works - but I use cornstarch (it's the same stuff really) I also add some Fuller's Earth for more oil reduction. I use a make up brush to push the starch in and then I back comb to fluff the tail up.
If your cat will tolerate being sprayed - Psssst (an aerosol dry shampoo works really good too).
Before you go to your ring take the tip of the tail and "shake" the tail out to get rid of excess starch or powder and back comb to fluff the tail.
Your boy is old enough to have stud tail, so applying the starch a day or two before the bath to absorb oils might be helpful.
I shampoo with Dawn, Prell shampoo (watered based), and sometimes a product called F1r2 for oily coats. I used Woolite before our last show and had a delightfully soft coat. The Woolite made Claude's coat absorb water more easily making working in the shampoos easier. You can try rinsing with white vinegar mixed with water (about 1 part/5 mixture to rinse out the soaps more easily.
Hope this is helpful for you!
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Cat Health > Is there something wrong with my cat?

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Purred: Thu May 1, '14 2:16pm PST 
Intact males run a higher risk of testicular cancer. If he's in good condition, having the surgery should not be a problem. If you have a good vet, s/he will advise pre-op labs to make sure there are no problems. This is a fairly simple and quick surgery so your cat should be fine. Cost? ask your vet!
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Other Meows & Purrs > Fake Cats? Huh?

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Claude NOT- Clod!!!
 
 
Purred: Wed Mar 19, '14 7:12pm PST 
ok- hmmm. Let's get Fake Cats going again! Seriously is everyone on FB? Do yoou have any cat stories to tell?
This past year I have been going to shows. Mumma said she is campaigning me in the CFF Household pet division. So far I'm doing ok (I'd rather stay home and sleep, but that's another story).
Is any one else doing anything fun or different? Let's hear about that!!
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Grooming > Any tips on preventing mats?
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Purred: Wed Feb 19, '14 6:58pm PST 
Some people with long haired cats use a stitch remover to help get mats out. Mats usually form when the fur gets greasy - I use Psssssst(dry shampoo) to help remove the grease. If your cat won't let you spray him - try using cornstarch on a makeup brush and brush/dab it in, let it be for a day or 2 and then gently comb it out. A brush won't help here - you need a wide-toothed comb, I think.
Degreasing once a week should do the trick. Applying an anti static coat conditioner should help too.

Good luck!
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Choosing the Right Cat > Adopting a kitty for Apartment dwellers

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Purred: Wed Feb 19, '14 6:36pm PST 
WOW!
Am assuming that your lease includes allowing cats or pets. That is important.
Don't know much about The Sphinx breed myself except that they need to be kept warm. Competed against one this past weekend at a show and he seemed like a nice cat, but was nervous so he acted out a bit.
Just being consistent in correcting unwanted behaviors with what ever means you choose to use is appropriate - I used to use a squirt bottle with water in it to discourage unwanted behaviors, but now that I show one of my cats and use squirt bottles to apply things to enhance my cat's fur, I avoid using squirt bottles for disciplining my cats. I use clapping my hands and my voice to varying degrees of success laugh out loud .
Declawing is not a desired way to keep your cat from clawing at things. It is a cruel surgical procedure that most cat owners avoid. Clipping claws every few weeks is a better way to prevent clawing. The two of you should have no difficulty getting your cat used to this. Begin by handling the cat's paws everyday. Massage the paws, work on unsheathing the claws by gently pressing them at the base of the claw one at a time. Do this for a few minutes daily with soft words and patting - finish by rewarding a good session with his/her favorite treat. If you are unable to clip the claws yourself - find a groomer or ask your vet to do it for you.
Good luck with your new kitty !
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Grooming > New to cats- How to bathe?

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Purred: Thu Aug 22, '13 11:16am PST 
Clip the claws BEFORE you bathe your cat! Most cats do not need a regular bath unless they get into something or like a male cat (not neutered) may have "stud tail" and become very greasy. Sphinx cats and other "hairless" breeds are often oily cats and may need a regular bath too.
Use a mild shampoo that is specifically for cats (I avoid shampoos with fragrance). Dawn dishwashing detergent (the one they use for the cleaning of marine animals after an oil spill) works well for degreasing a very oily cat.
Wash the cat in water that is slightly warmer than you would bathe in (they have a higher body temperature than we do) and make sure you rinse rinse rinse. Avoid water in the ears and eyes. Towel dry. I put my cats in the bathroom or in a warm area (in winter I use a space heater in the room) without a litter box (clumping litter will end up sticking to the paws and coat) for an hour or so. Then once the coat is dry - groom as usual. Grooming a wet coat may damage the fur especially in a long-haired cat.
Bathing more than once a month will dry out the skin and coat.
Be patient and having a second pair of hands to help is often very useful!
Bathing your cat gives you the opportunity to inspect your cat for lumps and bumps and other issues you may not normally see!
Good luck!!
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > My big fighter is gone ...

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Purred: Sat Jul 20, '13 4:59am PST 
We are so sorry to hear that Delyte has passed to the Bridge. Our thoughts are with you.
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Grooming > Having my cats professionally groomed
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Purred: Mon Jul 1, '13 6:37pm PST 
the grooming worked out purrfectly! I looked very nice and won 2 bests and one 2nd best(out of 5 rings)! Mumma thinks she will send me to the "spa" again if she can't make time before a show to make me beautiful! hail
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