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Re: Cats--progress note


We had a Siamese that would yowl for her meal and then continue to make
sounds as she ate.  She also would put her paws around your legs and hang
on if she determined that you had not given her enough attention.
Bonnie ETN Zone 7


> [Original Message]
> From: Theresa <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 11/1/2005 5:47:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Cats--progress note
>
> My Calvin's favorite thing to say to me in the morning is FEED ME (even 
> though there is always some food still in the bowl.
>
> Theresa
>
> Jesse Bell wrote:
>
> >EXACTLY. If you just watch them...it's not too difficult. My husband
> >just gets amazed that I know what my cat wants and that she asks for it.
> >She jumps on our bed with the "look". No sounds come out at all. I say,
> >"Hi Raja" (in that tone that says you are just the sweetest angel) and
> >then I say, "O.K., I'll get it". And I go get her treats, or whatever it
> >is that she wants at the time. He says, "how do you do that? How do you
> >know what she wants?" All you have to do is take the time to watch and
> >listen. And cats WILL go to the person who will LISTEN to them. They
> >aren't dummies.
> >
> >
> >
> >james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
> >Yeah, me too. I think they are ether asking questions ["Can I go out?"] 
> >or telling you something that's important to them ["Hey, bozo! My food 
> >bowl needs attention!"]. And once they learn that you will respond to 
> >them in a certain way to a certain sound, they seem to do their best to 
> >use the same sound that got desired results the last time. Animal 
> >behaviorists say cats make something like 109 distinct sounds [dogs 
> >make 8 or 9], and I don't think any of those cat sounds are without 
> >somewhat specific [if primitive] meanings. It's just that we're too 
> >dumb, usually, to figure it out.
> >
> >On Nov 1, 2005, at 3:08 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>I just love cats that are verbal. I had one once that just followed me
> >>around having little kitty conversations. He even sounded like he was
> >>asking questions sometimes. It was so cute.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>james singer wrote:
> >>Just got back from the animal shelter where I put my brand on 12+ month
> >>old tricolor. I'll pick her up tomorrow. Her shelter name is "Patsy,"
> >>but that will likely change when she comes home. She's a homely little
> >>thing, but she chose me--followed me around talking to me the whole
> >>time I was there--so I figured I had to take her. Maybe we ought to
> >>name her "Pearl"--remember that doll in the 60s, "Poor Pitiful Pearl"?
> >>
> >>Island Jim
> >>Southwest Florida
> >>27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >>Hardiness Zone 10
> >>Heat Zone 10
> >>Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >>Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >>
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