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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 06:10 PM
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1. The smart ones will drive you nuts.
One of mine figured out how doorknobs work; only the lack of thumbs kept him from getting into and out of any room in the house. He tried, though. My parents had a cat who learned how to turn on the dryer, so it would be nice and warm and vibrating for her to sleep on. Another one -- who was otherwise not the sharpest knife in the drawer -- was a bread freak, too. He'd chew through any bread wrapper and scatter crumbs all over. Both of my current cats have taught themselves to fetch, a thing they especially like to do late at night.

If they had thumbs and a credit card I would be completely unnecessary.
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  -What does one do for (to) a cat who insists on teaching himself things? SoCalDem  Nov-21-06 06:02 PM   #0 
  - The smart ones will drive you nuts.  ocelot   Nov-21-06 06:10 PM   #1 
  - Hilarious  graywarrior   Nov-21-06 06:12 PM   #3 
  - I had a bread freak too and he was a very smart cat as well  yellowdogintexas   Nov-21-06 08:04 PM   #12 
  - Our cat Smoky did learn how to open door knobs.  hedgehog   Nov-21-06 10:08 PM   #15 
  - That is one smart cat.  texanwitch   Nov-21-06 06:11 PM   #2 
  - Sorry, I have no advice but your kitty looks almost identical to an exceptionally  SoyCat   Nov-21-06 06:17 PM   #4 
  - Get him a computer and send him to private school?  undeterred   Nov-21-06 06:46 PM   #5 
  - He already hogs MY computer..  SoCalDem   Nov-21-06 06:47 PM   #6 
  - My wee beastie closes the door on me  Der Blaue Engel   Nov-21-06 07:12 PM   #7 
  - Well,  ejbrush   Nov-21-06 07:44 PM   #8 
  - I think they will do a better job of running the world than we do.  redwitch   Nov-21-06 10:13 PM   #16 
  - He's handsome!  YDogg   Nov-21-06 07:46 PM   #9 
  - 25 pounds of gorgeous  wildhorses   Nov-21-06 07:50 PM   #10 
  - adorable baby picture!  musette_sf   Nov-21-06 08:02 PM   #11 
  - He was a real scrawny little guy until he hit 9 months,  SoCalDem   Nov-21-06 08:30 PM   #13 
  - I have seven of the critters, all smart as whips  kedrys   Nov-21-06 09:49 PM   #14 
  - Tuxedo cats are characters.  uppityperson   Nov-21-06 10:19 PM   #17 

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