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Norwegian Forest Cat > Am I a wegie?
Purrl

Just call me- Thunder Pants.
 
 
Purred: Fri Sep 5, '08 7:29pm PST 
Butters - your nose and eyes indicate you may be a Wedgie. Do you trill to talk? Don't back down to 'scary' things? Would rather go check it out? Whatever you may be, you're a beauty.kitty
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Norwegian Forest Cat > Does your Wegie play in water?
Purrl

Just call me- Thunder Pants.
 
 
Purred: Tue Jun 17, '08 9:09pm PST 
When I first Purrl - I had no idea she liked water as much as she does. One day, after I KNOW she had just used the litter box, I walked into the living room to find her dipping her paw into MY WATER GLASS then lazily licking off the water from her paws. shock Needless to say, I turned a little green because it made me wonder just how often she had done that to my drinking water and I had no idea.... ICK! The next time she tried it I caught her and hissed and she never tried it again.... to my knowledge...

Now she drinks water from her bowl - a wide wide bowl - because she doesn't like it if her whiskers touch the sides.
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Behavior & Training > Automated Litter Box - now a poo & pee issue

Purrl

Just call me- Thunder Pants.
 
 
Purred: Thu May 22, '08 1:36pm PST 
Yes. It's automated - electric. She actually launches herself out of every litter box after a poo - then she thunders around the house like "wow what a load off". Hence her nickname of "Thunderpants". After 10 mins when the box starts up she runs over to watch it. She's fascinated. I have a sinking feeling that the littermaid era is over and I'll have to go back to a normal box. That new one that Purina has out looks interesting and softer on her paws. Maybe I'll try that on my next payday.... shrug
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Cats & Travel > You want to put that harness one ME?!

Purrl

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Purred: Thu May 22, '08 1:08pm PST 
Poor Boris! Yes, I get it, too fast, but, give it a chance. Wear it during meal time. You'll get used to it, promise!
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Behavior & Training > Automated Litter Box - now a poo & pee issue

Purrl

Just call me- Thunder Pants.
 
 
Purred: Thu May 22, '08 1:03pm PST 
For the past year my cat has been using her Littermaid box really well. In the past month or so, she has started peeing in the hallway and pooping in front of the couch. I change the litter on a consistent basis and trade out the poop trays every week. Iam confused by this change. I am wondering if she's just "over" this box and wants the old style back? Anyone else run into this? Everytime she does this Im dragging out the carpet steam cleaner and oxyclean. At least my carpets are clean! thinking
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Cat Health > Is it true that in America some cats are de-clawed?
Purrl

Just call me- Thunder Pants.
 
 
Purred: Thu May 22, '08 12:55pm PST 
Whoever owned my cat before me, had all four feet declawed. My cat has no traction whatsoever and has issues with kitty litter because her feet are so sensitive. She's adjusting pretty well to life as it happened to her before she was a year old. She's almost 5 now and has some pretty darned strong toes!
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Norwegian Forest Cat > Is my cat an otter? These and other questions...

Purrl

Just call me- Thunder Pants.
 
 
Purred: Wed May 21, '08 11:01pm PST 
YES! The fan up the arse - she does that too! I do speak back to her and she gets more vocal with me. She chirrups when she jumps onto the bed and if I move in the middle of the night, as she lays next to my pillow at the head of the bed. Of course - where else would a NFC be? She also does a really cool chatter when watching birds thru the window. She particularly gets the chatter going when the red-wing black bird lands at the feeder.
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Norwegian Forest Cat > Is my cat an otter? These and other questions...

Purrl

Just call me- Thunder Pants.
 
 
Purred: Thu May 15, '08 11:50am PST 
Since I got my cat, I've noticed she's prone to lay on her back with her feets and tail curled in while she's on the floor. It's adorable. I've never seen another breed of cat do this! Is this something Wegies do? She especially loves to lay in front of the fan or under the ceiling can while laying like that.

Also - she doensn't meow as much as do this small talk or small murmurs. As I grew up with Siamese, I find it surprising to have such a quiet cat. Not that I'm complaining!

Also, nothing seems to spook her. She'll run right up to whats going on and check it out - then take a bath or look bored.

Are these typical traits of wegies? What have you noticed about yours?
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Norwegian Forest Cat > Do we have a Wegie here?

Purrl

Just call me- Thunder Pants.
 
 
Purred: Thu May 15, '08 11:44am PST 
Here is what I found on Cat Fanciers Association Breed Profile: Bright emerald green eyes with a band of gold. Long flowing hair. Sweet-expressioned faces. Jaunty ear and toe trimmings. Each time you see a Norwegian Forest Cat is a feast for the eyes. Each time you touch their spun-silk soft coats is a delight to the fingertips.

These are the cats that explored the world with the Vikings, protecting the grain stores on land and sea, and which are believed to have left their progeny on the shores of North America as a legacy to the future.

These lovely cats are really two for the price of one, they can differ so greatly in looks from summer to winter. Some time in the spring they take off their “winter underwear,” the downy undercoat that provides warmth, and the long non-tangling outer guardhairs that act as protection from rain and snow. The contrast can be quite extreme. The inner-ear hair that deflects the wind and snow (and can be three to four inches long, curving out and around the ear like flexible racing stripes) remains all year. The tail is always magnificent, being as much as twelve inches or more when fanned to its fullest. Perhaps the most impressive part of the coat is the mane. On a fully mature cat, i.e. one over five years of age and which is challenged by the most adverse cold weather, the mane is nothing less than spectacular. It is long, dense and very, very impressive! This, unfortunately, may disappear in the spring, but rest assured that it will begin to lengthen again as the days begin to shorten.

These cats are designed by Mother Nature. They appear in coats of most colors, from pure white to deepest coal black, with every possible coat pattern and color combination in between, with the exception of the colorpoint colors as seen in the Siamese or Persian-Himalayan such as seal point or chocolate point. Darker cats require less coat to keep warm since they absorb more heat from the sun. Lighter cats tend to have fuller coats with more undercoat. Some colors change from light to darker tones with the seasons. Mother Nature is so thoughtful! And, finally, because they are a natural breed, their mature size will differ from line to line.

Is their Norse name accurate? Yes, the skogkatt, meaning forest cat, really did come out of the Scandinavian forests some time in the last 4,000 years. However, they are not feral but are among the most people-oriented cats. Of course their personalities differ, depending upon the type home in which they spend their early kittenhood. As with any other breed, a kitten handled and petted by many loving people from birth and which has been exposed to children, cats and dogs will be different from one born and raised in an isolated area with limited human contact.

A question frequently asked is about the care the long coats require. As one breeder is fond of saying: “Mother Nature does not have hairdressers in the deep woods, so she did not design the cat to require the daily attention necessary to some other longhaired breeds.” Very little, if any, combing is required for non-show cats, but is recommended during spring shedding.
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Norwegian Forest Cat > Are Wegies happy inside only
Purrl

Just call me- Thunder Pants.
 
 
Purred: Thu May 15, '08 11:40am PST 
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.

When I adopted Purrl, she had never been an outdoor cat and I soon discovered all things outdoors scared her. Over the past 3 years Ive had her, she's discovered that birds are to be stalked thru windows and it's "OK" to go outside for 10 minutes or so on her harness and watch leaves, bugs and birds. She's perfectly happy indoors and uses the whole house as her crash pad and/or gym. With the prevalance of FIV/FeLV/FIP being contracted from other outdoor cats, I would hesitate getting an outdoor cat.
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