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I was having some abdominal pain, so yesterday I went out and got myself a heating pad thinking that Sabby could use it when I wasn't. So I got home, changed into my jammies, plugged in the heating pad, put a blanket over it and snuggled up with Sabby. He jumped down before the pad warmed up. Later, I opened a box of wheat thins (he loves wheat thins almost as much as he loves green olives) and he jumped up beside me to beg for one. He put one paw on the heating pad, looked at the paw, looked at me, then removed the paw and looked at me like he's looking at the camera in my avatar. It was terribly cute, but I don't think he'll be using the heating pad. No matter, I see on the warnings that it shouldn't be used for pets anyway.

I just wanted to share. :)
 

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AWWW what a cute story.
My kittys use a heating pad at times, I just turn it on low and put it under the blanket so its not to hot on them.
 

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My cat loves the electric blanket. You're not supposed to put anything on top of it, but I don't have the heart to chase her off. Actually, we're not supposed to use our heating pads for the animals. Evidently they get too hot. I know it has a low setting, but that's what the directions say.
 

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Last winter I purchased a heating pad for one of my strays in the neighborhood, by placing it in a cat box and turning it on "low". However, when I went down into the basement to check on him, the heating pad was always off. I learned about a week later that it has an automatic turn-off feature when it gets too hot.

Sunny cat is a left-behind cat from the people next door. When they moved away, they left Sunny behind. I used to hear him cry out at night because he was hungry. So, I coaxed him to my place and set some food out for him. Later, I got him into a carrier and brought him inside, but he wouldn't mix with my others. In fact, Sunny would go "ballistic" whenever he saw another cat -and still does. He would make a fine house pet, if he were the only cat. The people who moved into the vacant house, have "adopted" him, although I don't see them feeding him. Apparently, Sunny is a cat with strong habits and does not change very well. This probably accounts for him not sleeping in my basement.
 

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I never understand the mentality of people who leave their pets behind when they move. I hear it over and over, but I never "get" it. Why? Why do they think this is OK? I feel physically sick when I hear of people doing it.

I was researching the effects of mold growth in homes when I came across an article about a woman who moved out of her apartment leaving a dozen or so cats locked inside. It made me so angry!

Wayne, my new heating pad has a two hour auto-off feature. I suppose that's OK. I tend to fiddle with the heat settings enough that it doesn't really ever get to that point.

ioana: I admit it. I love hearing praise about my cat. I puff up with pride. heheh :D Thank you.
 

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(anissa - he makes me smile every time I look at your posts accompanied by his cute little picture - those eyes are something I cannot resist!)
 

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sabby's first experience...

Thanks for that story, Anissa, its so cute. I can just imagine Sabby looking up at you with that sweet little face.

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