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    Favorite Memories of My Cats

    I thought since we have so many cat fanciers on here we could share our favorite memories.
    I love to hear funny stories of things our cats do. So I hope you will share your memories.

    Years ago we had a black momma cat and she would run across our piano in the middle of the night playing "music". As it was an old house in the country and we had our more than fair share of field mice I am sure she was probably chasing mice! LOL Very weird to wake up to a screeching piano in the middle of the night!!

    she also had a litter of kittens in my kitchen in this deep drawer I kept rags in. When I found her I moved her and her kittens to a box behind the couch in the living room. but she moved them back to the deep bin. LOL I never did convince her to keep them in the living room. she won that round LOL

    I have many more stories but will space them out!
    Now anyone have a funny or cute or touching story to tell?? I'd love to hear them!
    Post any pics if you like also! I may later on but I don't have any pictures of this cat.

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    My favorite memory of my cat was when I had my baby, we had just brought her home, maybe a week later we brought the cat home from boarding at the vets, and the first day she was all trying to figure out what the baby was. then after she was comfortable with the baby we were giving her a bath and my baby hated and I mean hated baths, she would scream her little butt off like we were murdering her. So she starts screaming, that cat comes charging in the bathroom like what are you doing to my baby ready to just protect this baby. It was the cutest thing, I don't know what that 10lb cat thought she was going to do to us since she thought we were hurting the baby. She hopped up on the edge of the tub to make sure the baby was okay and then walked out when she realized the baby was fine.
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    We had a big old yellow tom cat that ruled the neighborhood. His name was Fluffy but usually called Fluffcat. The typical cat would come when he wanted and when he wanted to come into the house, he would climb the screen door and ring the door bell. He loved when my father would go fishing, because my father would bury the fish heads and guts in the garden, then Fluffcat would dig them up. Each time my father would try to bury them deeper and it just didn't work. He lived to be 19 years of age.

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    cute! both of the stories above.

    My MIL had a black cat named Midnight that used to open their bedroom door at night. He would jump up and wrap his paws around the doorknob and twist it. then he would wake mom up so she could let him outside. He never woke Dad up just Mom. He probably knew Dad would have kicked him through the door if he tried to wake him up! LOL

    My Mil bought a siamese kitten for my son for Christmas. shortly after when Nicky (the cat) was a few months old my DH had a serious head injury and we werent' at home much for a few months. so MIL and FIL took the cat to the farm. He lived inside. but being a tomcat he was marking his territory and he had the audacity to mark it on Dad's boot with dad's foot inside and that cat went sailing through the screen door without opening the door! LOL He never did that again!! A few months later he decided he liked the neighbors house better and he never came home again. but my BILs would see him at the neighbors and knew he was alright.

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    yikes on the booting the cat lucky it wasnt injured ...

    I took in a semi feral catwho was pregnant two years ago. She was a super nice super eat you in a heart beat type of cat but I didnt want her babies born outside. She was tiny. She went into labor one evening and had, one, two three four I kept thinking ok she must be done.. she had 8 when we went to the market thinking she was done for sure.. came home to 10 kittens. she wasnt sharing them with us at all and chose a closet in the spare bedroom. fine. gave her a box and rag for them this was tough as she was meaner than a banshee if you got within four feet of them. I used a towl to throw her off dodge dart thing. At four weeks I knew it was time to seperate them as she was now imprinting hating people on them. That was a big challenge removing her bigtime. She went to live as a farm cat at another rescue. Her kittens these tiny four week old snipsels of kittys were hissing and spitting at us something fierce. within a week.. super sweet cuddle bugs. Here is a pic of one of them that had to stay forever with me. His name is King Henry. He is so loving when you talk to him and he is on his climber top.. he just rolls onto his back.. and rightoff the climber.. dorkville.

    I bottle fed over 300 baby kittens from the shelters in the silicon valley that I took in. they put them down if they are too small to care for themselves not enough volunteers so they allow rescues to come pick them up and care for them and adopt them out. So often they come in, small as rats almost.. and so hungry. Its a labor of love, every 2 hours in the beginning but when they grow to adoptable age.. its so rewarding. I encourage anyone who has a bit of time to offer assistance at this time of year to rescues. Bottle feeders are always needed and from now til Oct there will be more than can be helped. there is nothing like saving a littleones life AND having the growing babies in your home.

    Lost one one day couldnt find it scared me to death.checked every cupboard, shelf under the couch behind the shelves in the closet.. where the heck was Monco?? found him in the fridge he was 6 weeks old and apparently had snuck in the fridge. I felt like mud let me tell you. he was fine but thankfully I had seen he had gone missing. I had no less than 12 at a time and sometimes well tiny tabbies look pretty much the same. lots and lots of litter boxs (five) changed them every 2 hours..never had a stinky house. people would come in to adopt and comment how come your house doesnt smellwith so many kittens? uh cause that would gross me out too! lol. love those baby kittens.
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    We had a black and white tuxedo cat, the spot of white on the chest and then the tip of his tail was also white. One of his favorite things was to sit on the edge of the bathtub and watch with great interest while DD age two was getting nightly bath. DD (a most quick and active child!!) reached up and hauled him in and I swear that is the only time I have ever seen a cat go straight up!! He let out a howl, went straight up in the air, tore out of the bathroom and wasn't seen for a couple hours. This poor animal is also the one that I caught DD with a black magic marker coloring his tail "..because, Mommy, it's almost Halloween and I want Kitty to be an all black cat!" Fortunately, Kitty didn't get sick trying to lick the magic marker out of his fur but he sure didn't like it!

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    We moved to Puerto Rico for three years for my dad's job when I was a small child. We rented a house from a man that was coming to the US for a Master's program and the house rental included taking care of his Persian cat named Tobita.

    Three things about this lovely cat: (1) she only spoke Spanish, (2) she loved my mother, and (3) my mother only spoke English [the rest of us spoke Spanish to her - maybe she thought my mother was exotic!]. She used to bring my mother tokens of her affection - dead iguanas (large lizards), that she left on the doorstep. She wouldn't let the rest of us take her "gifts" - she wanted my mother to have them! She was a very nice cat and we missed her when we left, but her owner was thrilled to be reunited with her.

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    LOL on the cat in the water

    My dd got a kitten (the one we ended up with because of the allergies) and she was fascinated with water! she would climb up on the tub and walk the edge as teh tub was filling. well the inevitable happened and she fell in!
    She was straight up and over the side and a streak went through the house to the closed in back porch where she slept at night. she hid for the rest of the day.

    But she still never lost her fascination with water! when we had her we have a shower. and she would sit and wait for you to get out of the shower and then she had to go in the shower and lick at the water and inspect the shower. silly cat!

    She also as a kitten at my dd's got into some hot barbeque sauce in the trash. she again did the streak and after that she wouldn't eat anything human food wise unless you gave it to her LOL I could put it on the floor and she would not touch it.

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    I love all these cat stories. I can't really think of any stories but my cats are sure loved and spoiled.
    Besides my family, my pets are the most important things to me. I have had birds, a dog or cats since I was about 8 years old. The cruelest thing you can do to me is take my animals away.

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    When I was about six months pregnant with my second son, we were at my Mom's for the weekend. She asked me to help her fold some clothes, standing at the kitchen table. Now, I was raised in that house, and I KNEW the upstairs staircase was behind my back as we stood....but I never suspected a thing. At least not until my Mom's Siamese cats came barreling down the stairs about 70 miles an hour, climbed up my back, and down my tummy and just about made me go into labor. I screamed, I cried, I cussed....and all my Mom, bless her heart, could do was stand there and laugh after she saw I was really okay! We laughed about it for years...but I still do NOT like Siamese cats and won't have one in my home!
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    I always think about the movie with Doris Day titled Please Don't Eat the Daisies when I think about my son putting the cat into the bathtub with him. Of course, the cat shot out of the tub leaving a permanent scar on my son's stomach.
    I laughed and don't him that I forgot to tell him that cats don't like water.

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    So many years, so many cats, so many wonderful memories. But I guess my favourite is of the one we have at the moment. His name is Shadow and he used to be the local school cat. He was a favourite with the kids, fondly handled, allowed to sleep on the classroom window sill in the sun and my DH and I would bring him home at weekends and school holidays when there was no one at school to feed him and keep him company. Our principal moved on, I retired from the school office and a new era began. First he was banned from the classroom, then his bed was moved down the corridor a room and finally to the very end of the corridor. This was the final insult and he objected very strongly, so revenge was on the agenda. First he would lie in wait for the offender and grab her ankles as she passed, then he thought it might be fun to sick up in the corridor and finally, HE PEE'd IN HER COFFEE CUP. End of story. He now lives with us permanently and enjoys just the kind of lifestyle any cat expects. Sleeps on the bed, helps with the patchwork and quilting (has even been known to create his own patterns?!!), has full time door service - in, out - in, out - in out, and of course, orders his menu according to his taste of the moment.
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    Oh my quite a cat wasn't he??? LOL glad he is comfortable with you now!

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    We have had such wonderful cats. Critter and Buttsky were with us before we had kids. Then came Dickens who lived to be 20+ and lived in 5 states with us. He was our indoor/outdoor guy and brought love presents of bunnies and snakes! He also put up with 2 young children. Then we had Twidgett and Herman who were siblings. Herman was so dumb (honest) that when he came home as a kitten, he had to watch Twidgett to know what to do!! But that Herman was a love. If anyone sat in the recliner for over an hour, he'd be there to check them out and make sure they were okay. After one surgery, he stayed on the arm of the recliner until I recovered! Twidgett was a clever girl and my sewing companion. Miss my cats, but life is in a different stage now.
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    My Lizzy is an indoor cat, but I have an enclosed courtyard where she can get some fresh air and watch the birds fly overhead and catch the occasional lizard. A sparrow has recently built her nest in a planter hanging on the courtyard wall way out of Lizzy's reach (thank goodness!). Lizzy sits for hours watching the nest and the other day I saw her jump up and charge in the house and run to her litterbox. She used her box, did a very quick cover-up, then charged back to her position in the courtyard. She was just like a little kid who runs to the restroom during a movie then runs back because he doesn't want to miss anything!

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    My Max was watching Animal Planet on TV when a dog facing the camera came running down some stairs. Max ran behind the coffee table to excape. Then peeked over the top of the table to see if it was safe to come out.

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    One Christmas we had guests so I slept on the sofa. I had received a paint-by-number set as a gift and had started it. I left the picture on the dining room table to dry. Our cat, who also loved to play the piano, jumped up on the table, walked over my wet painting (lots of red paint), then jumped up on top of my chest. My mother came down the next morning, looked at me and started screaming. She thought someone had broken into the house and had cut my throat. That was the last time we ever left paint-by-number pictures on the table!

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    We have an 8 1/2 year old 18 pound neutered Black cat---[avatar]--named Toby---we take him with us in our motorhome---he is fine when we travel north and south but gets sick when we go east and west---vet just says "Oh well, it's Toby!!"---he also likes to chew stiff plastic bags ---doesn't eat them ---just perforates them--cats are the greatest!!!

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    We have a lge long haired Tabby who just wants to love all the time. But we also have a Persian/Siamese girl that we just adopted--had her 4 days in her own bdrm. She won't let us near her--growls and hisses & hides behind a trunk no matter how sweetly I talk to her. I've slept in her room and spent much much time in the room daily. Yesterday, we tho't to put her in my sewing room with all the windows and glass french doors seperating from our den---so she could look thru at our Tabby. She disappeared. After moving a tall chest and my 6' cutting table with cabinets...my husband was doing another search of the room when he discovered her lying between a machine and the wall. She had been so quiet all the time we rearranged the room, and kept her silence. Will we EVER get her friendly with us? I'm following all suggestions--never had a problem before.

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    Growing up we lived in the country for a few years. We had a big yellow tabby tom cat named Tomasina. He was the stud of the area and acted like it...one night he played and played like a little kitten for the longest time with me. Then all of a sudden he remembered who he was...got up shook himself off (and looked a little sheepish as if he just realized what he'd been doing) and walked off...me and my mom just laughed and laughed at him!
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    My husbands favorite cat was named Pumpkin because of his color. He would wait at the end of the lane for my husbands car and climb in when my husband opened the gate. Then he would stand on his lap and put his paws on the wheel and help "drive" the rest of the way home.

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    My father had a black long haired cat called Sam. They had regular conversations regarding food, the weather and various topics. When Dad passed he came to live with me, although we didn't have conversations he insisted on a taste of what ever I was going to eat, before I ate it. Think he was the Queen's taster?

    There are many different stories, but it would take 999 pages to tell them all. What a character.

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    My avatar is the famous, Mr. Peach. Peach was alone in the park when I rescued him. He was chasing a little girl on a bicycle. I stopped my car and asked her if the cat was hers...she said, "No! and it is going to get killed." I asked her why she didn't take it home and she said she had a cat already. I took the kitten (It was exhausted by that time) and the vet told me it was about 5 weeks old. I thought it was a girl but Miss Peach turned out to be Mr. Peach. He was mothered by my two old Silkie Terriers so he thinks he is a dog. He answers the door when the bell rings and he can't climb a tree! He will be 6 years old this summer and he is so much loved!
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    Dudley came to stay for a few weeks while my DD found and settled into new digs. (He ended up staying for ten years) The former owners had him declawed, but those little front paws worked pretty well. After lunch he would curl up on my DH's lap to watch the news, When he got too warm he would curl his paw around my Hubby's hip to move him off the .chair. DH would move to another chair, and two minutes later Dudley would be over on his lap again. Typical cat, but we loved him

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    My favorite memory was of the old Tomcat we had when I was a kid. Every year the female from the farm next door would bring her kittens over to our garage, and one by one, leave them. She never returned! Our Tomcat would bring them half dead critters to practice hunting on, and he would sleep and play with them and take care of them. We supplemented with food, but he did the rest. I remember at least 4 years she did that! My Dad called her "strumpet"...I never knew what that word meant until I was much, much older! (loose woman, or whore) LOL

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