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Fri Oct 22, 2021, 01:25 PM

I wanted to like my late aunt's cat, but I just don't know if it's cute enough ...

I just don't know about him ... he's a bit homely ...





He is also quite aloof and standoffish, I really can't tell if he likes me at all.





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Reply I wanted to like my late aunt's cat, but I just don't know if it's cute enough ... (Original post)
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 OP
Bristlecone Oct 2021 #1
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #4
Ocelot II Oct 2021 #2
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #5
gratuitous Oct 2021 #14
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #21
blm Oct 2021 #15
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #24
Rorey Oct 2021 #3
blm Oct 2021 #6
AverageOldGuy Oct 2021 #7
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #13
3catwoman3 Oct 2021 #17
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #19
gademocrat7 Oct 2021 #8
3catwoman3 Oct 2021 #9
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #11
MontanaMama Oct 2021 #10
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #12
Diamond_Dog Oct 2021 #16
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #18
Diamond_Dog Oct 2021 #33
cayugafalls Oct 2021 #20
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #34
bluboid Oct 2021 #22
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #25
dchill Oct 2021 #23
sprinkleeninow Oct 2021 #26
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #43
sprinkleeninow Oct 2021 #46
Wild blueberry Oct 2021 #27
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #44
KentuckyWoman Oct 2021 #28
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #45
IcyPeas Oct 2021 #29
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #35
StocktonNative Oct 2021 #39
aggiesal Oct 2021 #30
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #41
SheltieLover Oct 2021 #31
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #37
Fla Dem Oct 2021 #32
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #38
More_Cowbell Oct 2021 #36
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 2021 #40
SheltieLover Oct 2021 #42
lark Oct 23 #47
jcgoldie Oct 23 #48
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 23 #49
jcgoldie Oct 23 #54
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 23 #55
ejbr Oct 23 #50
lastlib Oct 23 #51
lunatica Oct 23 #52
ChazInAz Oct 23 #53
Niagara Oct 23 #56

Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 01:28 PM

1. Lol. Probably afraid of your Robert Smith poster.

In reality, it is clearly a Cure fan. Send that cat my way, Id take it.

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Response to Bristlecone (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 01:30 PM

4. In caves all cats are grey! (nt)

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 01:28 PM

2. Is that the adorable Jean-Luc? It appears to me that he's made himself quite at home

and that he likes you very much!

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:12 PM

5. The very same! But don't be fooled, this little sucker is mean and rotten!

Look at it here, lulling me into a false sense of security while he plots my demise!

?3

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:50 PM

14. Yep, dead man reclining

Can I have your stuff?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:10 PM

21. If my counter-measures fail, then sure ... better a friend than some estate sale! (nt)

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:52 PM

15. Obviously.

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Response to blm (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:17 PM

24. I think he doesn't realize I know his 'tell', which is loudly purring while he lays on my chest

I'm not fooled by this sort of chicanery!

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 01:29 PM

3. He's adorable NT

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:14 PM

6. Heheh

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:23 PM

7. You are done for . . .

. . . the cat is now in control. As if there ever were a question as to who would rule.

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Response to AverageOldGuy (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:49 PM

13. Lol ... bless her heart, my aunt obviously spoiled this cat rotten

I swear if I let him he'd be on top of me like 12 hours a day.

And I'm also a total softie so I make for an excellent subject as well.



Also, given his name is Jean-Luc ... assimilation was probably inevitable.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:59 PM

17. Resistance is Futile.

His beautiful coat is sort of the same color as 7 of 9's pewter catsuit.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:07 PM

19. You have a gato named 7 of 9? Well they clearly should meet!

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:24 PM

8. Precious feline.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:37 PM

9. I guess you will just have to suffer thru it.

Such a hardship -

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:46 PM

11. Hey it's gonna be a rough slog ... so keep me in your prayers, okay?

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:40 PM

10. That's trouble right there...

Both of you...

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:46 PM

12. You know it sister! (nt)

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:53 PM

16. This is the cat who wouldn't come out from under the bed?

Now hes a furry love bundle? Must be your animal magnetism, Hugh!

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:05 PM

18. Actually it seemed like he liked ME from the very beginning, it was the house that freaked him out

1022145121

^^^ Jean-Luc wanted to add his 2 cents to my post, so there it is

But still, yeah, you're probably right about the magnetism thing

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #18)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:42 PM

33. Awww! LOLOL! Hi JeanLuc!

Sometimes Sophie, my Labrador Retriever, will sit next to me on the couch and try to tap my tablet.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:09 PM

20. You've been tricked! Run! The cat now owns you!

Face it, man, you're nothing more than a big pillow...with hands that bring food.

Done for...I say, done for...

Nice knowing ya...

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #20)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:43 PM

34. This reality has been dawning on me my friend ;) nt

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:10 PM

22. THANK YOU, I needed to smile today & your cat story made me smile for the rest of the day!

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Response to bluboid (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:28 PM

25. We're both happy we put a needed smile on your face :)

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:12 PM

23. I don't know! You should probably take a poll?

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:29 PM

26. Cutie pie! 🥰

Jean-Luc, that is.

Aight, you as well...

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #26)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:33 PM

43. Thanks m'lady :)

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #43)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 09:34 PM

46. ...

😊

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:34 PM

27. Your late aunt is beaming with happiness

Good decision all around. Congratulations to both of you!

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Response to Wild blueberry (Reply #27)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:33 PM

44. I hope that's true! Thanks! (nt)

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:35 PM

28. That cat is butt ass ugly.

Better give him extra snuggles. You know ... cute him up some.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #28)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:34 PM

45. Yeah, he needs a lotta help in that regard ... I'll see what I can do! :) nt

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:36 PM

29. All Cats Are(n't) Grey

What a lovecat you have there.


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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #29)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:03 PM

35. Did you see my post #4 on this thread? :)

He is a little LoveCat. And a grey one, at that!

It's the grooviest thing, it's the perfect dream

Honestly its almost like having a little cartoon character living w/me.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #29)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:23 PM

39. My Kitty Cay is named Daisy

..and she looks like the one Robert is playing with right there.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:36 PM

30. A bit homely? Extremely homely ...

Also not very friendly, looks like he's going for the jugular.

Do I need that sarcasm thingee.

That cat should be a model.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #30)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:36 PM

41. I see we have the same sense of humor :) nt

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:40 PM

31. Gorgeous kitty!



Congrats on joining the can opener with opposable thumbs club.

I'm sure your late aunt is smiling on you both.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #31)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:12 PM

37. Much obliged SL :)

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:42 PM

32. What a sweetheart. Lucky cat to have you, lucky you to have that beautiful cat.

May you love each other for many years.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #32)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:13 PM

38. Thank you! I FEEL lucky :) nt

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:08 PM

36. Thank you so much for taking him

I don't know the back story, but pets whose owners pass away very often just get dumped.

WHAT a beauty he is. It's a shame he's so standoffish.

eta: I went back and looked at your other posts. Bless you for taking him.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #36)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:24 PM

40. Luckily her cats as a whole basically have an endowment for their care

There are 5 other indoor cats and then a host of ferals that live outside that she fed, got fixed (if possible), etc.

Her house is staying in the family (belongs to my 2 cousins) and someone is paid to come to feed them all 2X a day.

All the indoor ones but JL started out as feral, but this little guy was her 'splurge', a pure-bred Burmese (her sister, my mom, has 3 Burmese as well) she got as a baby, and paid I'm guessing quite a bit for.

JL was very attached to my aunt, and nobody in the family wanted him to have to live with no hooman of his own, so I was recruited. My previous boy passed in January 2021, at age 17.5 yo, and I'd had him with me for 17 years, so ... timing so happened where I was ready to think about another kitteh, and then JL became available (sadly of course) and needed a person, so what was I going to do?

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #40)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:49 PM

42. What a wonderful lady she was!

To have provided for her kitties this way!

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 12:06 PM

47. Ah, a sweet grey kitty.

My grey boy is the color shown in the last pix and is the sweetest car I've ever met.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 12:14 PM

48. I just inherited a cat from my great aunt who died

She's very very scared. She was the last thing left in the house and they had to get her out before the new owners came. I had to camp out in the basement for a couple hours to catch her. She's been here 2 months now and hasn't come out from under the bed in the spare room upstairs in the farmhouse. I take her food and gave her her own litter box up there and she will let me reach under give her treats and pet her a little but won't come out. Hoping at some point she warms up.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #48)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 12:38 PM

49. Aw, poor girl! 2 months? Wow ...

It's been 2 weeks exactly for this kiddo. He started out living under the bed for the first few days, coming out really only to eat his wet food for breakfast and dinner or use the potty. I coaxed him out a couple times and picked him up and brought him to the couch, where he was willing to hang out as long as he was attached to my lap or chest, but he'd only last 20 mins or so before he decided he needed to hide again.

He still typically retreats to under my bed to sleep during the day, but after day 5 I started giving him wet food dinner when I went to bed, in the kitchen ... and locking him out of the bedroom so he'd have to get used to the house while I slept. But ... I live alone, no other pets, and my neighborhood is very quiet so there's nothing for him to really be scared of at night.

After about 1 week, he almost never sleeps in the daytime, and instead just wants to be on top of me like 12 hours a day. My aunt obviously spoiled him, and this breed (Burmese) is well known for being very affectionate and attached to their hooman. 'Velcro kitties' is a very apt description.

It's a honestly a bit much, coming from 17 years with a much more standoffish Snowshoe Siamese ... but he's so friggin cute and sweet it's hard to turn him down

I dunno if you have reason why it's a bad idea in your case, but the locking him out of rooms with beds at night seemed to help with 'fear of the new house' in this cat's case.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #49)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 04:10 PM

54. well i dont really want to force her out

I have 4 other cats and I sort of want her to feel like she has a safe space because they are always very territorial in the house. I'm hoping she warms up eventually I try to spend some time each day petting her under there.

Three years ago I actually smuggled a cat home from Mexico in a duffle bag I carried on the plane. She was coming through the bars of the window of the little casa we had rented at the edge of the jungle south of Vallarta to eat leftover fish every night. When we were about to leave I went to the tienda and got the biggest sack they had and filled it with cat food they sold in bulk. Took it to the owner of that casa and asked her to feed the little cat who visited every day. She said "No senor we dont want those cats they are wild jungle cats but I will give this food to my friend who has a cat." Pissed me the fuck off the little black cat was not a wild animal but very friendly and hungry. The next day I took off the pillow case and put that cat in there waded over the river with her over my shoulder and took her on the bus into town where I bought a duffle bag. Sent her right through the x-ray machine at the airport and onto the plane. When we reached customs in the US they discovered her but the officer had no idea what to do because they had never seen anyone smuggle a cat so he just told me "get out of here with it!" Our big gringo cats did not like her I told my wife they were probably fucking maga cats who hate mexicans! She hid in the upstairs bedroom for almost a year but now shes the most social cat we have you cant sit or lay anywhere without boca on top of you! I'm hoping the new cat nova who is tiger striped and much bigger will socialize eventually as well I dont know yet.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #54)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 04:13 PM

55. Oh, yeah ... it's different if you have 4 other territorial cats for sure, she needs her space

That's a great story about Boca ... very cool of you!

May Nova soon take her rightful place in the household and become simpatico with her kitty cousins

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 12:38 PM

50. Aww look at the baby

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 12:39 PM

51. He's definitely got cattitude!

(He's plotting to kill you...as soon as he can figure out the can opener.......)

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 12:43 PM

52. He wants to get your spot on the sofa

But youre probably always in it so youre the next best thing to lie on.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 12:57 PM

53. The Gray Mouser!

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 04:24 PM

56. Welcome home, Jean-Luc!

Sending you kitty kisses and slow blinks from WNY. 😸



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