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Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:59 PM

 

Buddy the FIV formerly homeless tomcat takes a selfie

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Reply Buddy the FIV formerly homeless tomcat takes a selfie (Original post)
Voice for Peace Jun 2014 OP
shenmue Jun 2014 #1
Voice for Peace Jun 2014 #4
Curmudgeoness Jun 2014 #2
Voice for Peace Jun 2014 #3
Curmudgeoness Jun 2014 #5
Voice for Peace Jun 2014 #8
Curmudgeoness Jun 2014 #9
Voice for Peace Jun 2014 #10
TorchTheWitch Jun 2014 #6
Voice for Peace Jun 2014 #7
TorchTheWitch Jun 2014 #11

Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 07:00 PM

1. Who's a huggable guy!

Yes you are! Yes you are!

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Response to shenmue (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:45 PM

4. he is SUPER huggable.

 

I think he must weigh about twenty pounds, not kidding.

When he came to us he was muscle and bone, but big
and heavy at that. Since he's been eating these last
months, so much change. (as per below post)

We really love this boy. He is eating us out of house and
home but so what.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 07:39 PM

2. This is the reason

that I say out of the range of any camera.

Poor Buddy looks like he had a rough life prior to finding a home. What a sweetie!

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:43 PM

3. The change is phenomenal. I think he really must have been starving when he found us.

 

He follows me around whenever he can.
It seems very important to him that he doesn't lose me,
which is why I think he was starving.
If I go across the street he cries across the street for me.

He has gotten chubby but is losing his big scary tomcat cheeks.
His fur has thickened and softened.
The scabs all over his body are mostly gone.
He is gentle as can be, non combative unless seriously annoyed
by another cat. For the most part, he is well socialized. cat-wise.
I believe this comes from living among the homeless most
of his life, raising kittens, and so on.
Only problem is indoor peeing.

He loves to headbump. When his head gets a grip on your
head it is hard to let go. It is like a magnet. I'm
wondering if he is downloading something into my brain
which makes me do his bidding.

His little son Oliver is my favorite. Oliver headbumps
Buddy each night when he comes to dinner.


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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 09:02 PM

5. You make me smile.

Or he makes me smile, I don't know which. My kitty was adopted when I didn't think that I was ready for another cat because he walked right up to me and gave me a huge head butt. No introduction, no "here kitty kitty"...just came and rubbed my face and butted into me. He was telling me that I was the one....sneaky bugger.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 04:40 PM

8. after I read your post I had to research cat head bonking, and of course google had a gazillion hits

 

About 441,000 results (0.33 seconds)

Apparently it is a method of marking.. owning..
conveying acceptance (or, I suspect, marking for the
purpose of utter domination)

Get this... they even mark their territory with those
little pads on their feet. awwww!!

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 07:37 PM

9. LOL. Well, he did own me

from the minute he bonked me.

Well, not really. That was a long and winding road actually. I had just lost my last cat a few weeks before that and didn't think I was ready to jump in, but had to have the company of cats so I went to the rescue cat house. Here comes Sammy to bonk me. I left, then called the next day wanting to adopt him.......but he had already been adopted by someone else. Oh well, it wasn't meant to be. A month later, the rescue called me and asked if I was still interested because he had been returned. So it really was meant to be.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 02:16 AM

10. he refused to bonk the other person. stubborn cat.

 

My daughter said with kittens it's called a boop, not a bonk.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 05:09 AM

6. the kooky things pets do

They love to make us laugh, and it makes us love them all the more for it.

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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 04:36 PM

7. I'm not sure how he got his paws on my daughter's iphone, but apparently he is exceptionally skilled

 

very hard not to love this big boy. I tried, and failed.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 04:31 PM

11. well of course you failed at not falling in love with him

They have magical powers, you know. We have no defense against them at all. No matter how hard we try to not love them they'll use their magic powers and we're doomed.

I wonder how long it took hm to figure out the right button to mash on the iphone? Those magic powers again.

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