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Re: Long Haired Cat advice


Same here....in FACT...my cockatiel imitates me (I don't have an outdoor
cat and haven't for years). I used to go to the door and call the cat
every evening..and the bird learned how to call the cat. Lovely...a
BIRD...who calls the CAT..that wants to eat him. Nice.

So..now, when the sun goes down at night...you'll hear Stevie calling
them in. He goes on and on for about 20 minutes. Then he tucks himself
in for the night. Silly bird.



----- Original Message ----
From: james singer <islandjim1@comcast.net>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Tuesday, May 6, 2008 2:47:12 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Long Haired Cat advice

I've always let my cats go out during the day, if that's what they  
wanted to do, but made them stay in at night.

On May 6, 2008, at 11:57 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:

> If he is used to being an outdoor cat, and does not want to stay  
> indoors
> all the time..you are fighting an uphill battle if you try to enforce
> it. I would let him come and go - but just make sure it has it's shots
> and all that. Being outside is a risk..they can get hurt or  
> worse...but
> some cats just don't want to be "domesticated". The call of the wild  
> is
> stronger for some....
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: DP <pulis@mindspring.com>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Tuesday, May 6, 2008 1:12:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Long Haired Cat advice
>
> Thanks for the cat advice. I will get a comb and blunt-nosed scissors.
> You're right, Noreen, a mat is like felt.
>
> Next question. ET has jumped on Dreyfuss (the elderly dog) and  
> Diesel (2
> year old cat) without provocation. Before we brought ET into the  
> utility
> room, he avoided the dog. Any way to stop this? I suspect it's alpha  
> cat
> behavior, but I'm reluctant to have him beat up my furkids.
>
> Third question, for those of you with indoor-outdoor cats. To me,  
> being
> "inside" is being safe. ET can't live with us as it is, and he  
> adores being
> outside, even though he craves attention and wants to follow me in  
> and out.
> If we can't find another home ( oh, yeah- he attacks shoes, too),  
> how do you
> reconcile danger vs. nature?
>
> d
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 2:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Long Haired Cat advice
>
>
>> Same here...I've had several long hair cats...and they get into a
>> routine of wanting to be brushed. I left the brush on the laundry  
>> room
>> counter and when I would go in to change a load of laundry  
>> over...they
>> would follow me in there and wait to be brushed. It got to the point
>> where one of them actually listened for the buzzer go off on the  
>> dryer
>> and he would run in there and wait for me. If I didn't brush  
>> him...he'd
>> knock the brush off onto the floor and start yelling at me "HEY! You
>> forgot something..helloooooooooooo, brush time, remember!!! HEY"
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: "TeichFauna@aol.com" <TeichFauna@aol.com>
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Sent: Saturday, May 3, 2008 1:30:11 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Long Haired Cat advice
>>
>> We've had pretty much nothing but long haired cats.  It is  almost
>> impossible to get a mat (almost like felt if it is an old mat and has
>> gotten
>> wet).....my suggestion would be to cut any mats out of the fur, and  
>> then
>> just begin a
>> routine to groom the cat.  Daily is not necessary, although  you can.
>> THey
>> will get used to it quickly and actually enjoy  it.  My old cat  
>> Flaksey
>> used to
>> come every morning for his grooming, if I  didn't have time, he  
>> would get
>> highly upset until I literally HAD to do it, just  to have peace. LOL
>> I've
>> never had to use a slicker brush (metal) on  our long haired cats.  
>> A comb
>> or a
>> bristle brush would do fine.  Cats  (even some dogs) have sensitive  
>> skin,
>> and
>> don't care for the feel of the  metal.  Long haired cats don't  
>> usually get
>> matted easily unless they  go outside.  They usually are pretty  
>> good about
>> getting
>> anything out of  their fur themselves if it is stuck.  A treat  
>> after being
>> good for the  brushing, doesn't hurt either.
>>
>> Congratulations on the new kitty.
>> Noreen
>> zone 9
>> Texas Gulf Coast
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Island Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 86 F [30 C]

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