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Old 01-12-2009, 12:36 PM   #31
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:38 PM   #32
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we've been cat people all our lives though I do like dogs, too...........we've been adopted my many cats over the years.............I can't read James Herriots (All Creatures Great and Small) author's The Christmas Cat without tearing up.........a wealthy widow (with 3 cosseted basset hounds, allows a cat, Debbie, to sit by the fireplace.....the cat only pauses for a few minutes to enjoy the fire and then wants out....time goes by and the following Christmas Debbie comes home for the last time.......she very weak and dying from a tumor but in her mouth is one black kitten that she lays on the carpet in front of the fireplace........she knows that her kitten will be safe........the following Christmas Herriot is invited in to see how Buster is doing........he's big, black and feisty like his name........the 3 basset hounds get no peace with him stalking them, jumping on them, etc., great story if you can read it without crying and messing up makeup............glad that you've been adopted, too, Vera :)
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:29 PM   #33
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we've been cat people all our lives though I do like dogs, too...........we've been adopted my many cats over the years.............I can't read James Herriots (All Creatures Great and Small) author's The Christmas Cat without tearing up.........a wealthy widow (with 3 cosseted basset hounds, allows a cat, Debbie, to sit by the fireplace.....the cat only pauses for a few minutes to enjoy the fire and then wants out....time goes by and the following Christmas Debbie comes home for the last time.......she very weak and dying from a tumor but in her mouth is one black kitten that she lays on the carpet in front of the fireplace........she knows that her kitten will be safe........the following Christmas Herriot is invited in to see how Buster is doing........he's big, black and feisty like his name........the 3 basset hounds get no peace with him stalking them, jumping on them, etc., great story if you can read it without crying and messing up makeup............glad that you've been adopted, too, Vera :)
I've read James Herriot books. Also have seen the tv show on dvd All Creatures Great and Small.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:47 PM   #34
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That was so sweet of you VB. Lots of luck.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:51 PM   #35
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:18 PM   #36
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Seems he's got the wanderlust in his spirit.... Coco was taking out the trash this afternoon and neglected to close the door behind her. Max must miss his old 'under the bushes' buddies because he ran out the door when she wasn't looking....either that or he's playing hide and seek really really well and he's somewhere in the house. I knew all his hiding spots and it looks like he's going commando tonight.

He knows the way back and the door will be open again.
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:49 PM   #37
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They do like to roam. If he's a Tom he REALLY likes to roam!!!!
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:53 PM   #38
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Seems he's got the wanderlust in his spirit.... Coco was taking out the trash this afternoon and neglected to close the door behind her. Max must miss his old 'under the bushes' buddies because he ran out the door when she wasn't looking....either that or he's playing hide and seek really really well and he's somewhere in the house. I knew all his hiding spots and it looks like he's going commando tonight.

He knows the way back and the door will be open again.
We are going to have a really cold night, I hope he comes back. Poor 'lil thing.
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:59 PM   #39
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Oh, I hope he comes back.
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:40 PM   #40
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Seems he's got the wanderlust in his spirit.... Coco was taking out the trash this afternoon and neglected to close the door behind her. Max must miss his old 'under the bushes' buddies because he ran out the door when she wasn't looking....either that or he's playing hide and seek really really well and he's somewhere in the house. I knew all his hiding spots and it looks like he's going commando tonight.

He knows the way back and the door will be open again.
When a cat selects you as a potentially appropriate human caretaker, they often take their time before committing to the relationship. Especially if he's a tomcat. Usually, they wander and return many times, with the time away from "home" gradually decreasing. It seems they are loathe to give up their "territory" until the new home is a sure thing. So they have to make daily rounds in their current territory, spraying everything within reach to make sure all the other cats know it's still taken.

BTW, if you glance at his derriere sometime when he has his tail up, you will see two large "clues" as to his gender if he is an unaltered male.
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