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Tue May 4, 2021, 06:40 AM

Cat helps kids feel comfortable at eye doctor

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Reply Cat helps kids feel comfortable at eye doctor (Original post)
catbyte May 4 OP
soothsayer May 4 #1
hlthe2b May 4 #2
Fla Dem May 4 #3
TomSlick May 4 #4
Ocelot II May 4 #7
TomSlick May 5 #8
tanyev May 4 #5
Buckeye_Democrat May 4 #6
yellowdogintexas May 5 #9
Buckeye_Democrat May 5 #10

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 06:48 AM

1. What a cool cat

Beautiful

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:11 AM

2. I think this is great. I'm surprised, though she doesn't get harangued about cat allergies.

(which CAN be contained with the use of proper air-filtering and grooming the cat prior to coming for the most part). Given I've had people go nuts over just the premise of allowing a short-haired DOG inside a business from time to time, I know that is a likely prospect.

Glad to see the training that makes this cat such a visual "role model" for kids, though.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 10:23 AM

3. What a creative person and very sensitive to young childrens' concerns. Truffles is Wonderful!!

In awe at how well she trained Truffles.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:23 PM

4. Cat's can be trained? Who knew?

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #4)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:55 PM

7. Cats like food.

Notice in the video that the cat gets treats when she cooperates. Cats can be easily trained with food rewards.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #7)

Wed May 5, 2021, 12:01 AM

8. At my house, the cats demand food.

I suspect if I attempted to use food as a reward, I would lose an eye in the night. The cats out number the hoomans.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:38 PM

5. That's not a cat, that's a dog in a really good cat costume. ;)

Way to go, Truffles!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:42 PM

6. What an incredibly relaxed and smart cat!

Tolerant of a mask too! It's smarter than several Trump cultists!

Thanks for sharing. Very surprising to me!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 12:33 AM

9. I think that is a Maine Coon and they are very very smart cats nt

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #9)

Wed May 5, 2021, 01:11 AM

10. You might be correct.

The hair pattern around the neck looks similar.

My parents had a Maine Coon with similar coloration in the 60's, and my father trained it to use a toilet! He said the cat wasn't bothered by water anyway, and it was pretty easy to train it. They maintained a litter box for it too, but the cat would frequently use a toilet instead!

It was pretty old by the time I was born, so I don't really remember it. There's old pictures of that giant cat laying on me when I was a baby. They said it was gentle and very loving towards me.

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