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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-21-2016, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Cats. Do you ever get them figured out?

The first 50+ years of life I was a cat hater. About 10 years ago I befriended a cat. I have been a lover ever since. About the time I think I have them figured out, they throw another behavior at me.

My cats aren't spoilt, Just well loved.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-22-2016, 11:46 AM
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similar story with me. I wasn't actually a cat "hater" for the first 44 years of my own life. I just didn't know anything about them. they were a big mystery to me! then a stray came into my life and I fell in love so hard I couldn't believe what I'd been missing all those years! Now I am a certified cat slave and also volunteer every week with them as well.

congratulations on seeing the light, Marshel!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-22-2016, 01:11 PM
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I never try to figure cats out. Miss M surprises me every day with something different.
There was a raging thunderstorm last night. I was really surprised when she dived under the covers and stayed there all night. That's not her normal style.
The last T-Boomer we had here she disappeared into the walk-in closet and stayed there till morning.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-22-2016, 11:06 PM
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I had a brother-sister pair that had completely different reactions to thunderstorms. He wasn't the least bit bothered, she hid under the bed for hours. She was the dominant one, too.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2016, 03:51 PM
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The short answer? You can try to figure them out, but "No", cats are always full of surprises!

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2016, 11:46 PM
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I would like to think I have a good understanding of my cats in terms of their body language and variety of "meows", but I know they can always find a way to surprise me.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 01:16 AM
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The only way we'd figure them out is if they mutate into a different, figure-out-able species.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2016, 06:34 AM
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I love to try to get inside Amelia's head, but no, I never quite figure her out.

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