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Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:33 AM

It's Black Cat Appreciation Day!

This is Samantha, our latest adopted cat. She's our third black one. Post em if you got em.

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Reply It's Black Cat Appreciation Day! (Original post)
ginnyinWI Aug 2018 OP
democratisphere Aug 2018 #1
tonyt53 Aug 2018 #2
lark Aug 2018 #4
sinkingfeeling Aug 2018 #3
iscooterliberally Aug 2018 #5
ginnyinWI Aug 2018 #6
iscooterliberally Aug 2018 #10
tblue37 Aug 2018 #9
ginnyinWI Aug 2018 #12
tblue37 Aug 2018 #14
iscooterliberally Aug 2018 #13
tblue37 Aug 2018 #15
Judi Lynn Aug 2018 #19
iscooterliberally Aug 2018 #23
shenmue Aug 2018 #7
tblue37 Aug 2018 #8
tblue37 Aug 2018 #11
Judi Lynn Aug 2018 #20
tblue37 Aug 2018 #21
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2018 #16
Judi Lynn Aug 2018 #17
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2018 #22
Judi Lynn Aug 2018 #18

Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:35 AM

1. One of my favorites.

Full of good luck!

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Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:40 AM

2. We had one that died two years ago. She was an indoor/outdoor cat. Coco was 22 years old.

 

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:10 AM

4. We have a tuxedo cat named Coco.

We rescued her a couple of months ago, she's 6 years old and will hopefully last as long as your Coco. Her eyes are great big green ones, just like the cat in the picture. Sorry, I'm not very tech savy and don't know how to import pictures to this site.

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Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:04 AM

3. I have two black cats. One showed up in 2008 and the other

came in 2010. They are best buds, but the older one dislikes my white one and is mean to him.

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Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:13 AM

5. The late great Morpheus

He was a street cat that liked to hang out around our house. Our neighbors down the street had him fixed, but he wasn't their cat either. They called him Jimi Hendrix. He had this froggy sounding meow that was something like Edward G Robinson or James Cagney saying 'yeah'. He disappeared a couple of years ago and many months later our neighbors on the next block told us he had been hit by a car. We all wanted to take him in, but he would not stay in anyone's home. He was as friendly as could be though.




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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:50 AM

6. Aw, sweet! nt

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Response to ginnyinWI (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:00 AM

10. Samantha is a gorgeous kitty by the way!

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:59 AM

9. House Panthers are part Siamese. That's why they often have the low-pitched voice. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:01 AM

12. my little girl has a squeaky meow like a mouse!

Last night she was looking at moths on the window screen after dark and chirping at them.

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Response to ginnyinWI (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:07 AM

14. I have a lynx point Siamese, Lucy, who is actually just 1/2 Siamese, though she looks purebred.

She also has a squeaky voice.

Part Siamese don't always have the Meezer voice, but they often do. Tico doesn't meow, though Siamese usually do, with that characteristics deep Siamese voice.

But he "mmmrrrs" a lot (very chatty, another Meezer trait). His voice is deep and rich, and he often sounds as though he is cooing, like a turtledove.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:06 AM

13. I have a siamese too. She never stops 'talking'.

She has a scratchy voice too, but much higher pitch than Morph had. We inherited her when my mother in law passed away about 7 years ago.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:07 AM

15. Yeah, Meezers are very chatty. nt

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 01:16 AM

19. Morpheus was beautiful. Hope he went fast, didn't suffer. Very sad. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #19)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 10:21 AM

23. I hope he went fast too. All we knew was that he was gone.

We didn't find out he had been hit by a car until almost 6 months after it happened. We had hoped someone had taken him in, but we all kind of knew that was unlikely. He was a free spirit. Now we have an orange cat named Max that lives on our carport. He will come into our house but it's very crowded and he doesn't like the dogs much. Max came from the neighbors house behind us. They were foreclosed on and had to leave. The guy who lived there wanted to take Max in, but he ended up on a friend's couch. Max really wasn't his cat anyway. Max is just another stray community cat. We took him in and got him fixed and got all his shots. He's got the notch in his ear too.

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Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:55 AM

7. Squee!

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Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:57 AM

8. K&R. I also have a darling house panther, Tico (short for Gatico--i.e., "Kitten").

Tico was a feral cat about 18 months to 2 years old when I grabbed him 4 years ago. House panthers are usually, perhaps even always, part Siamese. Tico certainly is. And as is typical of Siamese cats, he is very friendly and people oriented.

He used to visit my other 3 cats at the window, and he always shadowed me on my walks, but never got close enough for me to touch him. Then on July 2 four years ago, after he shadowed me on my walk, I sat for well over 2 hours on my porch steps cuddle-talking until he was close enough for me to grab him and carry him inside. Because it was close to the Fourth of July, I feared he might run away and either get lost or get hit by a car when people started shooting off fireworks. I have known of dogs and cats that has happened to during the days around the Fourth.

At the time I didn't realize he was a feral, because he was neutered and well fed. I went door to door but couldn't find his owner. I was going to offer to take him off their hands, because he was outside in all weather, no matter how ugly it was, so I figured they didn't much care about him.

But when I called the Humane Society to see if anyone had called looking for him, my description of him led the woman at the shelter to tell me he was a feral.

I knew most TNR programs take off the top of one ear to indicate a feral has been neutered, but
I didn't know our local program just cuts a tiny notch in the ear instead. I told her he must have been in a fight some time ago because he had a clean notch in one ear, and that's when she said he was a feral. I think someone in this area must put out food for ferals, because he was quite sleek and healthy. OTOH, there are plenty of small prey animals around here, too.

I kept him inside for three weeks, so he could bond with me and recognize his new home. But as a former feral, he still goes nuts if he doesn't get a little "outsy-doorsy" time. I let him out for one or two hours a day in nice weather, but only when I am home and can keep checking on him. He also comes in when I call him. My other three cats are indoor cats, though I do take them out on the porch and into the yard with me sometimes. They can't go out alone, though.

But Tico is a very street smart cat. Even I can't just walk up to him and touch him outside. I have to sit down and cuddle talk him if I want to pet him when outside. Outside he is alert to every movement, even at a distance, and crouches at the ready, to run if something should seem dangerous.

Inside he is mellow, cuddly, and playful. Outside, he is alert, cautious and suspicious. I imagine that is why he was able to survive on his own for up to 2 years as a feral.

Anyway, he is now 5 and a half to 6 years old. He is best friends with my 8-year-old Siamese girl kitty, but my 13-year-old girl kitties just ignore him, and he ignores them.

I've always wanted my own house panther. I feel lucky that Tico found me and let me adopt him.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:00 AM

11. Oh, and Tico is BIG! (16.2 pounds!) nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 01:19 AM

20. Ah, a cat of size! That's great. It would be great to see a big house panther.

Most black cats I've seen have been somewhat smaller.

Great background for Tico. So glad he has a home, and his own human, and cat friends.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #20)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 03:11 AM

21. Almost big enough to be a real panther--OK, not really. nt

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Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2018, 05:24 AM

16. I have had four cats in my life, three have just happened to be black.

And they all found me. I now have Felix who just turned four, discovered him as a little kitten in a supermarket parking lot, and he's grown up into a beautiful cat. He's has long hair and a huge poufy tail. Amazingly, he looks much like my beloved Rhiannon, the best cat I'll ever know.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 01:11 AM

17. Glad you found the little one and rescued him. Probably saved his life, for sure. Best wishes. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 04:55 AM

22. Me, too! He was determined, but then so was I

They were doing construction at that supermarket so there was construction all over, plus it's right at a major intersection. It was not the place for a kitten. I don't know what I would have done without the help of a young guy who worked at the store and his wife who came to pick him up, they were as determined as I was. The vet said he was about 7 weeks, he was a tough little guy. I have lots of pix, but they're on Photobucket. *sigh*

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Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 01:15 AM

18. Enchanting cat! Those eyes are remarkable. n/t

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