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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:27 PM
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I'm catsitting.
My friend went away for the weekend and my job duty is to get the mail, watch the house and care for the cat.

I'm not a huge cat person, I do think they are interesting creatures, but I have catsit in the past so I don't mind. I even play with her and comb her fur!

One thing I didn't realize---This cat eats ALOT!
I was instructed to feed her twice a day---once in the morning and once at night.

I was told to put food (from a box, dry pellets shaped like fish, etc..) in a bowl and then give her a wet food package at night.

Everytime I go her bowls are always empty!
She's a fat cat, btw, but didn't know cats ate that much!


Figure it was time for me to jump on the cat thread bandwagon!
:hi:
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:28 PM
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1. kitty cats
They also crap alot

I love cats....I miss mine immensly...its been 2 1/2 years now.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:29 PM
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2. Get another one!
Her litter box didn't look too messy when I checked into before I went into work.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:47 PM
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25. cat
I had her for 16years, it is still hard to think of getting a new
one...only in time...and I think a lot of time

Cancer sucks
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:01 PM
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29. My aunt's cat died of cancer
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 07:36 PM by bigwillq
and she has never gotten a new one.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:22 PM
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34. Huh?
:rofl:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:36 PM
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35. Sorry.
I will edit.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:30 PM
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36. No problem!
It was funny, though, in its context.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:31 PM
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37. Sometimes I write too quick
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 09:32 PM by bigwillq
and don't read over what I write. I am at work and I try to post quick. Too quickly I guess in this case. :hi:
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motely36 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:30 PM
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3. I love kitties!
although I'm not a huge cat person either. I'm perfer them thin with six pack abs!

:hi:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:30 PM
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4. LOL!
:hi:
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:31 PM
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5. Oooh, have fun :)
I love cats! I had to leave a pretty kitty behind to come up here, I miss her tons. We'd get a cat but since we live in an apt, there is no place to keep a litter box that wouldn't stink up the entire apt. the man says. I reluctantly agreed. :)
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:34 PM
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6. I think the man is wrong.
Same friend had her cat with her the entire time she lived in her apartment. She kept the litter box in the corner of her living room, the furthest corner from the door. She had a table by the box and just kept candles lit. Actually, it didn't really smell alot.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:36 PM
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9. The man? Wrong?!
Shock! Gasp, even. :)

I agree, but there is no talking him into it, especially now that we have a puppy. :7

I merely agreed with him because I knew I wasn't going to win. :blush:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:37 PM
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10. COOL! A puppy!
What kind?
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:43 PM
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20. German shepherd- chow mix
Beautiful girl, 12 weeks old :7

I've got tons of pictures of her. :)
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:44 PM
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21. Have you ever posted the pics?
:shrug:
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:46 PM
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23. Yes, I've posted a couple.
Been a couple weeks, I believe.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:47 PM
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24. Shucks, I missed the pics.
:(
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:54 PM
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26. Awwwww.
Enough of the sadness. Here you go, this was taken just a few days ago. I cropped it because my kitchen was pretty dirty. :7

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ak Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:59 PM
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27. One thing
Your dog or cat could give a shit if your kitchen is dirty!!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:01 PM
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28. What a cute doggie!
Thanks for posting pic. :hi:
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:04 PM
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30. No problem :)
Anytime ;)
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:37 PM
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11. I keep cat's litterboxes in my bathrooms.
Don't listen to the man.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:38 PM
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12. Right, the man is wrong!
:D
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:39 PM
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14. Men are wrong a lot in general.
:silly:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:40 PM
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16. I know!
I don't need to be reminded. I have one of my own at home. :hi:
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:45 PM
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22. We live in a pretty small apt
but, we have an extra bedroom that isn't used for anything that a litter box could be kept in.

But, alas- the man is the money maker, and my hands are full with puppy. :D

Someday we will get one. >.<
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:34 PM
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7. She's gaming you.
May be that she's eating more because she doesn't like to be left with sitters.

But, if you're cool with her, spend a little time, then she's just seeing how much you'll fork over.

Cats don't eat that much usually unless they have worms or unless they're playing you.

Have a great time. :)
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:36 PM
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8. So you're saying
I got played by a cat? :shrug:

But my friend says she does eat a lot.

What the hell is going on??? :silly:
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:38 PM
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13. Cats do love to eat, and that's the truth. The whole truth and
nothing but the truth.
How do you think that cat got so fat?
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:40 PM
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17. True.
Eat, sleep and shit.

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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:42 PM
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19. Especially Persian cats ( the kind I have).
That's all they do.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:16 PM
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31. My friend, that little lady has your number.
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 07:17 PM by sfexpat2000
Oh, she KNOWS you want to make nice. She KNOWS she has the upper hand.

But, seriously, if you feed her per instructions, and play dumb, she'll move on to some other scam AND she'll live longer.

We just THINK we're taking care of them. They know they're just humoring us.

:)
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:18 PM
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32. Isn't that the truth.
:)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:20 PM
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33. See. I have a witness.
:)
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:39 PM
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15. LOL
funny post. "i do think they are interesting creatures.." :hi:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:41 PM
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18. I think cats are a lot smarter
than some people give them credit for. A few years back, I would just sit and watch the cat move about the house, sniff things, scratch things. Of course, I was stoned out of my mind at that point so maybe that's why I thought it was interesting. :hi:
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