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Re: Cat and Dog Capers
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2014, 12:24:20 am »
Do Dogs See Everything in Black and White?

Dogs do not see everything in black and white; however, they do not have a full spectrum of color vision like humans. The ability to see different colors is a result of neuron cells in the eye that send signals to the brain after recognizing a color.

Human eyes contain three types of cells that detect color, known as cones, while dogs’ eyes only have two cones. This allows dogs to view shades of yellow and blue, but not any colors on the red to green spectrum. Since dogs don’t have the cones that detect red and green, their neurons don’t make any signal to the brain and the default is for the brain to perceive it as shades of gray.

More about animal vision :

•While the human eye is composed of one lens, the bee has thousands of lenses that allows it to spot flowers with nectar while flying.

•Snakes have sensory tools between their eyes and nose known as pit organs, which gives them the unique ability to see the infrared light from the heat of nearby prey.

•Cats’ daytime vision is estimated to be around six times blurrier than human vision.

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Re: Cat and Dog Capers
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2014, 09:00:21 pm »

AG - I absolutely loved this pic.  It reminded me of when one of our cats looks up at me like this...then I sneak off to the cupboard an get some treats for them...the "soft" ones, or "the good stuff".  LOL 


Except for memorial to Yellow, the pictures are recent and taken at the Kitten Rescue NO Kill shelter in Los Angeles. They have a live cam and I watch the kitties play, eat and grow. It helps with my grieving over Nino.  :emthup:

There has been some drama as Binx (the black one) and Boris (the Russian Blue) got very sick. Einstein and Serenity were under the weather too for a few days. Bane is the strongest of the Group. Touché is still separated as she grows due to a herpes ulcer but she will soon join the others. These kittens were abandoned. Somebody put them in a box and left it in front of a pet store in Burbank that called Kitten Rescue for help.

I suspect they lost their mom soon after birth and may have missed the vital colostrum needed to fight infection. They were in bad shape. Binx and Boris had eye infections, they all had giardia. After nursing them to health as well as possible, they were put on view at 4 and a half weeks (Sep. 22, 2014).

A week later Serenity and Einstein came down with calici virus (there are hundreds of variations -but kittens do better than adult cats which die quickly from it). Then Binx and Boris became gravely ill. Binx was hospitalized and had to have entubation and pure oxygen for a while. A large amount of mucous had lodged in one lung and he was dying. A q-tip was used through a scope to clear the lung passage. He made it, thank God. He is now out of danger, home from the hospital and eating and growing stronger along with Boris.  Enjoy!

Yellow Memorial



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Einstein 9/24/14



Einstein and Boris 




Einstein sleeping ~ 9/25/14




Serenity 9/29/2014




Serenity 9/29/2014




Einstein convalescing 9/30/2014 




Touché healing 9/30/14 




10/1/2014 Einstein HEALED!




10/1/14 Binx and Boris Convalescing 




10/1/14  several hours later (IMPROVING!) Binx and Boris Convalescing 





10/3/14 Binx & Boris bright eyed!




10/3/14 Einstein Pounce Practice




10/5/14 E & Bane Sleeping




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Re: Cat and Dog Capers
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2014, 12:31:32 am »
http://www.youtube.com/wa...p;feature=player_embedded
My Nino's Look alike Kitty (passed away August 8, 2014  :'(  :() and a parrot pest.  ;D
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Re: Cat and Dog Capers
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2014, 01:27:47 pm »
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Feline does paw swat practice with water!
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Re: Cat and Dog Capers
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2014, 06:03:53 pm »
4 Best Places to Pet Your Cat and 1 to Leave Alone  ;D



Vetsreet.com
October 17, 2014

Some things really do get better with age. I have long joked that my hairline isn’t one of them, but I know one thing that is: My ability to understand cats better, and to build a stronger, more fulfilling bond with the felines in my life and in my practice.

Which is not to say that I haven’t always loved cats, and had them in my life. But on the Idaho dairy farm where I grew up, everyone had a job, and the cats were employed keeping mice and other vermin from taking over the place. Ours was a professional relationship, an admiration of coworkers.  ;D They did their jobs, and I did mine.    Workplace romance was strictly limited to a little heavy petting now and then.  ;D

I’m no longer a farm boy, but I’m still more than a little bit country. Up here on our Almost Heaven Ranch, I still have barn cats, but they are much more than coworkers now. They’re family. 


Feline Love: Breaking the Code


I’ve spent my life caring for and about animals, and I’ve always been a careful observer of what makes them happy. I know the “sweet spots” on every pet I’ve ever met, and since Almost Heaven is a horse ranch (with Quarter Horses whose personalities rival Golden Retrievers for sweetness), I know what makes equine hearts sing too.

But I also know if you hit the wrong note on many a cat, you won’t be singing a happy song for long. And while most cat owners eventually figure that out on their own, you could be one of those people whose current cat tolerates pretty much anything. Your next one, though, could be scratch-happy if you don’t know where to go.

Which is why I love sharing about caring, and in cats that means sticking to four top spots for heavy petting, and ignoring one spot that dogs love but that most cats never will.

Do Not Touch!


Are you ahead of me on the one spot most cats don’t like but most dogs do? If you guessed “belly rub,” you’re right! Why the difference? While dogs are generally pretty secure in their identity as a predator — even tiny dogs seem to imagine that they’re really big, scary wolves — cats have to be more careful when they’re on the prowl. That’s because they are very aware that they are both predator and prey. To a mouse, a cat is an effective killing machine. To a coyote, a cat is lunch.

What this means for a cat is that he’s always looking over his shoulder at what might be coming up behind him. When a cat is in a fight for his life, there’s no territory as important to protect as the belly, since that’s where all the vital organs are readily accessible. A touch there from a cat who hasn’t learned that you don’t mean any harm will trigger a defensive maneuver. Claws and teeth come out, even if they’re not fully engaged.

While some cats can learn to accept gentle belly rubs, others never will. Honestly, it’s probably better to stick to the spots cats do enjoy, even if your cat shows his belly all the time.

Scratch Here, Please  ;D

The places cats enjoy being petted are those where their scent glands are concentrated. When your cat rubs on you or the corner of your couch, it’s his chin and the head that make the contact. When a cat does that, he’s leaving his scent on the item (or person). Spreading his scent makes him happy and content, since it makes his environment smell familiar. (Synthetic versions of these pheromones — Feliway is the feline version — are great for helping cats get through stressful events such as moving or going to the veterinarian.)

When you pet a cat in these areas, you’re making him feel wonderfully content.[/b]    And you’re also helping him to mark you with his special scent, which makes him even happier. So what are these hot spots?

Base of the chin. Rub your cat gently along the underside of the chin, especially where the jawbone connects to the skull. You’ll likely get the purr-motor running hard, as your cat pushes into this pleasant caress.

Base of the ears.
Like the area underneath the chin, this spot is great for scent-marking. When your cat bumps his head against you — this is called “bunting” — he’s marking you as his own.

Cheeks behind the whiskers. Hit this spot right and you can often get your cat to show his pleasure keenly by rotating his whiskers forward, as if to say, “More! More! Yeah, right there!”


Base of the tail. I call this “Elevator Butt.” A gentle caress down the back with pressure at the base of the tail. Repeat, repeat, repeat!  :D

Work your way through these kitty hot spots, and the love you share will only grow. You’ll have earned your tabby stripes as a cat whisperer, and your cat will love you for it.




By Dr. Marty Becker | vetstreet.com

More on Vetstreet.com: (links at link)
Don’t Make These 5 Cat Care Mistakes
Is It Safe for My Pet to Lick Lotion?
Meet the Cutest Kitten You Will See This Week

http://www.care2.com/gree...-alone.html#ixzz3GXGP7r8O
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« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2014, 10:02:24 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/wa...p;feature=player_embedded
Cats often do make the best companions, but this one is a bit larger than the average housecat:o Sirga the lioness at the Modisa Wildlife Projects in Botswana, a program dedicated to conserving endangered wildlife, greets her trainer Valentin Grüner, who has obviously earned her trust, with a big hug.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/caus...rainer.html#ixzz3HDEANdCj
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Re: Cat and Dog Capers
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2014, 08:47:34 pm »
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Orphaned Squirrel adopted by cat queen learns to purr!  ;D 
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Re: Cat and Dog Capers
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2014, 09:29:45 pm »
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How to introduce two CATS to each other...    ;D
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« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2014, 11:12:28 pm »
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Scientific evidence that Cats use circular logic.  ;D
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« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2014, 08:16:15 pm »
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Russia's leader pets a Leopard. The cameraman got a good scare!  :o  ;D
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« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2014, 02:17:49 am »
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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2014, 11:59:55 pm »
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Calm, cool and collected Kitty! 
 
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