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Speaking of kitty cats and laser pointers...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 11, 2022 10:37PM
My girlfriend's newish cat was a rescue from an apartment where the tenants had stole away to avoid back rent, and abandoned the cat.

So she gets the cat home, and after a few weeks, it's comfortable, but remains semi-aloof.

It will curl up with her much of the time, but it's not keen on cat toys.

Her previous cat was very animated and loved playing and loved cat toys — mouse on a string, lasers, you name it, Kitty loved it.

This new cat seems to think above all of that stereotypical cat behavior.

My girlfriend breaks out a mouse on a string.

The cat looks almost interested, then turns to her with 'I didn't fall for that banana in the tailpipe trick, I know that's not a mouse', and then walks away.

After trying all the (new) cat toys, she breaks out the Gold Standard — a laser pointer.

The cat's genetic coding takes over and it starts chasing the dot.

Then it suddenly stops, looks back at her, stares for a few seconds, and then walks away.

It's actually a little scary to think about it.






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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/12/2022 01:11PM by RAMd®d.
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Re: Speaking of kitty cats and laser pointers...
Posted by: DP
Date: April 12, 2022 05:50AM
That's a cat, alright!





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Re: Speaking of kitty cats and laser pointers...
Posted by: Robert M
Date: April 12, 2022 09:14AM
RAM,

Your new girlfriend is at the mercy of a supreme intelligence. She is being mindwiped and trained from scratch. 'course, your girlfriend might get one over her new supreme overlord now and again but, in the end, she's fighting a losing battle. She will learn and it won't be her choice. Enjoy your girlfriend while you can because once the kitty completes the training process, she'll not be the same. As far as her cat is concerned, she will be better.

Robert
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Re: Speaking of kitty cats and laser pointers...
Posted by: Don C
Date: April 12, 2022 09:29AM
Sure that wasn't MY cat?

Chase the string for a minute or two at most. Chase the laser for what, a few seconds maybe.

Less drama than your story, but a rescue nonetheless. Maybe they get too smart when having to change homes.
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Re: Speaking of kitty cats and laser pointers...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 12, 2022 10:39AM
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Don C
Sure that wasn't MY cat?

You say that as if you actually believe you own it and not vice versa.



It is what it is.
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Re: Speaking of kitty cats and laser pointers...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 12, 2022 02:35PM
Your new girlfriend...


It's the cat that's new.

My girlfriend is well aware of the ownership dynamic of cats, and of dogs as well, and the difference.

Her previous cat was someone's outdoor pet that was abandoned or disowned by the cat.



Though a laid back cat, it slowly and surely trained her to let it live with her indoors, though she was resistant.

Resistance is futile.



This one is more of an In your face type.

Both had two different personalities, but they were cat personalities, and both knew and know it.






I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Speaking of kitty cats and laser pointers...
Posted by: rz
Date: April 12, 2022 03:42PM
I was just playing with one of our cats with the laser pointer. She's obsessed with it. She comes into my office and cries while staring up at where I keep it.
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Re: Speaking of kitty cats and laser pointers...
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 12, 2022 04:08PM
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rz
I was just playing with one of our cats with the laser pointer. She's obsessed with it. She comes into my office and cries while staring up at where I keep it.

We have a young ginger here that's the same. He's a real champion and I can spin him in circles counter clockwise, then clockwise without skipping a beat.

He loves the laser so much, he can hear me pick it up when the keychain slides across the desk.

I think he believes he will catch the pesky dot sooner or later. The other cats may make a swipe or two at it, but are soon bored and will walk away. Not Little Rocco...



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Re: Speaking of kitty cats and laser pointers...
Posted by: testcase
Date: April 12, 2022 07:20PM
Go to local pet shop and get a real mouse..... boink smiley
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