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We wear out before she does. No noticeable weight loss, but it could work in theory!

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Parker (orange Maine Coon) and Bats (black and white mutt).

We got Bats off a Brooklyn Street when she was a couple of weeks old, 19 years ago. She still looks like a kitten but has serious feline Alzheimer. Which has funny consequences: she eats like a horse, constantly asks for food, presumably because she forgets she just ate... the thing is: she just doesn't put on any weight :boggle:

We inherited Parker from friends 14 years ago. He thinks he's a dog and acts like one. None of the usual feline trappings: standoffishness, cunning, superiority complex, etc... He just loves people. Of course, I haven't been able to wear black for 14 years now... Foodwise, he goes bonkers over canteloupe and goat cheese... Go figure!


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Which has funny consequences: she eats like a horse, constantly asks for food, presumably because she forgets she just ate... the thing is: she just doesn't put on any weight :boggle:



Old cats are prone to hyperthyroidism which results in that eating and not gaining weight thing. They also often drool a bunch.

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Which has funny consequences: she eats like a horse, constantly asks for food, presumably because she forgets she just ate... the thing is: she just doesn't put on any weight :boggle:



Old cats are prone to hyperthyroidism which results in that eating and not gaining weight thing. They also often drool a bunch.


I sort of figured it might be something like that. I just think the idea that she forgets she just ate is funnier. :)


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My cat thinks my whistle is a catcall. Every time I start playing it she jumps up on my lap. I play a guitar and she ignores it. Does any body else have a cat that comes running to you when you play?

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My cat thinks my whistle is a catcall. Every time I start playing it she jumps up on my lap. I play a guitar and she ignores it. Does any body else have a cat that comes running to you when you play?

Yup. Our orange tabby just loves whistle - when I play she runs into the room, jumps into my lap, and starts rubbing her head against the whistle if I'll let her.

And if she's outside and I can't find her, all I have to do is start a tune - she usually will come running up before I'm more than halfway through.

I wish I could get that reaction from my wife! :lol:


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The dog we had when I was growing up would eat just about anything except onions and peas. If we gave her some leftover beef stew in her bowl, she'd go at it with as much gusto (and speed) as any dog, but when she finished it up a few seconds later, there would be a little pile of peas, neatly licked clean of gravy, in her dish.

The dog my wife and I have now has a favorite treat. Frozen peas. Go figure.

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Took in a stray orange tabby male some years back; he was healing up from having just lost his tail somehow, and was pretty hungry. Beef short ribs and sauerkraut in the oven; we gave him some as we'd just let him in and there was no cat food to hand. He really went for the sauerkraut, to my surprise, and spent the night walking back and forth over me in the bed, purring and farting.

I called him Fido. He was a darned good cat. Never gave him sauerkraut after that, though. He'd eat really hot salsa if it was on a piece of cheese, too.


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