Cats & People—What Are They Like?!

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I grew up with barn cats, so we until I had my own kitties, I didn't realize how smart and discerning cats are. A school friend of mine was the first person to tell me that when cats are relaxed and happy, their ears are held horizontally to the sides of their heads (as opposed to back).

A couple of years ago I lost a cat for 10 months. I think someone stole him as he disappeared 1 week before Xmas. When he returned, he was sitting in my backyard. I called him and brought him inside. I didn't really know before then that cats can be exceedingly happy. He definitely was overjoyed at coming home and if he could, he would have been smiling. His body language said a whole lot.
 

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Barn cats would be so amazing!

Did you kinda just leave them alone, or help out in a big way?
I grew up on a farm so they didn't get a lot of anything from us other than us petting our favourite (tame) ones and searching for new kittens in the hay mow. People will think me kind of sadistic, but in the summer when haying season was in, I would hunt mice under the bales in the field and take them to mother cats and/or kittens to eat.
 

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All cats are beautiful, every single one, and they all deserve treats and fusses.
That just says it all... :cool3:

To the extent I thought it would make a nice poster.

Duly contemplating various options, I decided on the following....

I was going to print it out and have it framed, however, only polite to ask for permission first.

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That just says it all... :cool3:

To the extent I thought it would make a nice poster.

Duly contemplating various options, I decided on the following....

I was going to print it out and have it framed, however, only polite to ask for permission first.
Oh that's BEAUTIFUL! I love green too. You have my FULL permission.
 

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That just says it all... :cool3:

To the extent I thought it would make a nice poster.

Duly contemplating various options, I decided on the following....

I was going to print it out and have it framed, however, only polite to ask for permission first.
How did you save the preview?
 
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Cyborg Cat.

A six-year-old cat has become an internet "superstar" as the first in Italy to receive two prosthetic hind legs following a serious road accident.

Vito, or Vituzzo, had both rear legs amputated after they were crushed by a vehicle in Milan while his owners were away on their honeymoon.

The couple, former basketball player Silvia Gottardi and her wife Linda Ronzoni, returned home immediately.

Vito's story has been widely shared with the hashtag #vituzzosuperstar.

His surgery to attach two prostheses by inserting them directly into to his remaining upper leg bones has reportedly never before been achieved successfully in Italy.



https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50821392
 
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