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Marlona Sky
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.08.29 04:12:00 - [1]
 

I've got the scratching post picked out, the litter box, lots of toys, but I have no clue on the cat. Sad

I just can't seem to decide. I think I want one with short hair. I have decided to adopt but that's about as far as I know. Definetly a young cat that is spunky. I don't want one that thinks I am his/her pet. lol

So I'm looking for a bit of help to narrow down my search as I know nothing of breeds and all.

Intense Thinker
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.08.29 04:33:00 - [2]
 

Get this one, his name is "Powder" but clearly not because he does coke

Marlona Sky
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.08.29 05:23:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Intense Thinker
Get this one, his name is "Powder" but clearly not because he does coke


Holy ****. Um... I was wanting one much smaller. Laughing

Umega
Solis Mensa
Posted - 2010.08.29 05:37:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Umega on 29/08/2010 05:42:33
Having about 2000+ volunteer hours with shelters n rescues.. maybe I can help.

Each cat certainly has their own, growing personality.. but breeds do certainly seem to have a norm guideline they tend to 'lean' on.

Orange tabs - bout 95% are male. Chill cats.. can be playful without being fierce. Not really aggressive, at all towards anything. More playful than hurtful, even with bugs and prey. I give'em 9 outta 10 paws.

Siamese - All different types of siamese, all of them general very talkative and hilarious. Especially ones closer to pure-breed, as they have the shimmering blue Cross-eyes. I have a flame-point siamese, makes all types of funny, strange, amusing noises and talks back if spoken to. Territorial.. aggressively playful. Bit more of a handful than the orange tabs tho, thats for sure. Cause of that, 8 outta 10.

Russian Blues - Come in short and long hair. Blue, green, yellow and the very cool lookin' orange eyes. Much like the Orange tabs, with a chill.. laid back approach. Gentle giants. They get pretty tall on average compared to other breeds. Don't comb them, ruins the blue'ish silvery hue to the coat. Very cuddly bunch, they don't mind relaxing in your lap and next to you as you sleep.. nor being alone a top a bookcase taking a nap, or surveying the scene. 8 outta 10.

Maine Coon - I compare them to something inbetween russian and orange tab in their demeanor, with a twist. Very independant breed of cat. Will follow you around, but only to let you think your the boss.. no, they are da Boss. From my experince, quite a few Maine Coons I've come across have a Weird fixation with water. Might learn and proceed to flush your toilet quite often to watch the water. Playtime held in bath tubs and sinks. Entertaining bunch, when they are in the mood.. and if they aren't, they don't give a **** if you care or not. 9 outta 10.

Calico - 95% female. I don't like calicos. Mean ****ers that hate me and go for my throat like tuna. 1 outta 10.

Sphinx - Weird looking. No hair to clean up, but got to bathe them to keep them clean and lower risk of infections. Expect torn up hands.. or just use baby wipes. Freak friends out. Very cool personalities tho. Ex had two.. very playful. One would play fetch on a regular basis. Talkative but not overly. 8 outta 10.

Torties - 95% female. A lot like Russian Blues, but tend to be more talkative. Can have crazy cool, unique color schemes going on. I think the Smoke Torties are bad ass looking, if you can find one.. good luck. Like Russians.. 8 outta 10.

Himalyians - If you want a regal cat, ta-da. Long hair tho, really long and takes a lot of care. Their personality, in my experince.. mirrors that of the Maine Coons mostly. But each one seems to have a personality extreme, either very talkative.. or very shy. 8 outta 10.

I don't know.. any other breed just ask. This is just an overall norm guideline for breeds. Cats really do have their own personality that could be completely different than what I said here.. maybe you'll find a lovey, chill short hair'd calico that'll let you be the boss (I ****ing doubt it). It's possible.

Don't walk into a shelter or rescue and go by looks alone.. spend time with the cat, give the cat time to open up before deciding.

stoicfaux
Gallente
Posted - 2010.08.29 05:44:00 - [5]
 

IME, male cats, even when neutered, may spray. Females are pretty fastidious and clean, but are very territorial towards other/new cats.

Is this going to be an indoor or outdoor cat? If indoor, then I would recommend a female (to avoid the potential spraying problem) and maybe lean towards short haired cats.

Brujo Loco
Amarr
Brujeria Teologica
Posted - 2010.08.29 06:19:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Brujo Loco on 29/08/2010 06:27:34
Talking in a Cat thread ... lol

You know guys, when I went to Istanbul, there were these cat herds, for lack of a better word, all around Topkapi Palace, specially the gardens near the entrance. These cats were extremely nice, so docile, that they simply walked up to people, and lay themselves down in the grass with their bellies up so they could be touched. First time ever I have seen a cat do that.

Here are some PICS.


My experiences with cats in latinamerica has been reduced to either them seeing me and fleeing or them freezing up and stare at me to see if I was about to eat them then fleeing. Never been a cat persons, but these cats were so radically diff it shocked me a bit.


You guys know what race are these cats? Even in the great bazaar they simply walked around unmolested. Lots of cultural respect for them in the streets for what I saw, might be wrong, but thats what I saw in my brief stay there. That or cats in latinamerica are just treated as vermin and I'm the biased one to see people not molesting them.

If I ever decide to have a pet it would be cats like these, specially the all black one with white paws.

Marlona Sky
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.08.29 06:35:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: stoicfaux
IME, male cats, even when neutered, may spray. Females are pretty fastidious and clean, but are very territorial towards other/new cats.

Is this going to be an indoor or outdoor cat? If indoor, then I would recommend a female (to avoid the potential spraying problem) and maybe lean towards short haired cats.



Indoor cat. I live in southern California and we have scorpions, rattlesnake and spiders. I hate spiders. But I don't the cat to be hurt so no outside if possible.

Never owned a cat so I don't know what you mean by the word spray. That mean they **** on you?

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2010.08.29 06:35:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 29/08/2010 06:38:34
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What, no "all praise the Scottish Fold"s yet ?
Linkage

"Scottish Folds, whether with folded ears or with normal ears, are typically good-natured and placid and adjust to other animals within a household extremely well. They tend to become very attached to their human caregivers and are by nature quite affectionate. Folds receive high marks for playfulness, affection, and grooming, and are often intelligent, loyal, softspoken, and adaptable to home situations and people.
Folds are also known for sleeping on their backs and for sitting with their legs stretched out and their paws on their belly.
Scottish Folds typically have soft voices and display a complex repertoire of meows and purrs not found in better-known breeds."


Originally by: Marlona Sky
Never owned a cat so I don't know what you mean by the word spray. That mean they **** on you?

Not on you. On furniture, walls, etc. Territorial marking. Linkage

Umega
Solis Mensa
Posted - 2010.08.29 06:52:00 - [9]
 

@Brugo - The two black n whites are called Tuxedo Cats, or bicolor. The one with tabby n calico markings is normally referred to as a Patch Tabby. I have a patch tab, very.. very.. very vocal lil monster. Extremely affectionate thing. Tuxedo cats I've found to be friendly, spunky, playful lot.

@Akita - I didn't bring up Scot Folds or Folds in general, nor Persians.. cause I figured someone else would eventually and my experince with both breeds is quite limited. Don't see many of them, at all.. ever.. in shelter n rescue envirnoments. Folds are cool tho, I don't really care much for Persians personally tho.

As far as spraying goes.. even alpha females can spray. Also when they are in heat, their sense of smell is whacked out a bit.. and they'll **** anywhere they smell such hmm.. lets just say, if you fart a lot on a couch, chair, bed.. thats where they'll go. Male spraying can best be avoided by getting male thats been neut'd before they desire to hump, before 5-6ish months old. Stopping a female from going pee crazy, spayed. Whatever gender, get'em fixed! There is tooooo many and not enough homes as it is.

Marlona Sky
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.08.29 08:25:00 - [10]
 

Ok so a female and younger than 4 months. Should I go younger? Not too sure about those folded front ears though.

Muad' Dib
Gallente
PWNED FACTOR HOLDINGS
Posted - 2010.08.29 09:06:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Edited by: Akita T on 29/08/2010 06:38:34
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What, no "all praise the Scottish Fold"s yet ?
Linkage

"Scottish Folds, whether with folded ears or with normal ears, are typically good-natured and placid and adjust to other animals within a household extremely well. They tend to become very attached to their human caregivers and are by nature quite affectionate. Folds receive high marks for playfulness, affection, and grooming, and are often intelligent, loyal, softspoken, and adaptable to home situations and people.
Folds are also known for sleeping on their backs and for sitting with their legs stretched out and their paws on their belly.
Scottish Folds typically have soft voices and display a complex repertoire of meows and purrs not found in better-known breeds."


Originally by: Marlona Sky
Never owned a cat so I don't know what you mean by the word spray. That mean they **** on you?

Not on you. On furniture, walls, etc. Territorial marking. Linkage



They do 'claim' you as well, by rubbing agaisnt your and impregnating their scent into your chlothes, especially with the cheek glands.

Marlona Sky
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.08.29 09:09:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Muad' Dib
Originally by: Akita T
Edited by: Akita T on 29/08/2010 06:38:34
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What, no "all praise the Scottish Fold"s yet ?
Linkage

"Scottish Folds, whether with folded ears or with normal ears, are typically good-natured and placid and adjust to other animals within a household extremely well. They tend to become very attached to their human caregivers and are by nature quite affectionate. Folds receive high marks for playfulness, affection, and grooming, and are often intelligent, loyal, softspoken, and adaptable to home situations and people.
Folds are also known for sleeping on their backs and for sitting with their legs stretched out and their paws on their belly.
Scottish Folds typically have soft voices and display a complex repertoire of meows and purrs not found in better-known breeds."


Originally by: Marlona Sky
Never owned a cat so I don't know what you mean by the word spray. That mean they **** on you?

Not on you. On furniture, walls, etc. Territorial marking. Linkage



They do 'claim' you as well, by rubbing agaisnt your and impregnating their scent into your chlothes, especially with the cheek glands.


This is starting to get creepy. Shocked

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2010.08.29 09:22:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Muad' Dib
They do 'claim' you as well, by rubbing agaisnt your and impregnating their scent into your chlothes, especially with the cheek glands.

Yeah, but that doesn't smell bad like territorial marking does Razz
In fact, it's not even noticeable by a regular person.

ChaeDoc II
Gallente
Sigillum Militum Xpisti
Important Internet Spaceship League
Posted - 2010.08.29 09:46:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Marlona Sky
Originally by: Intense Thinker
Get this one, his name is "Powder" but clearly not because he does coke


Holy ****. Um... I was wanting one much smaller. Laughing


Even bigger kitteh. Get this one!

ChaeDoc II
Gallente
Sigillum Militum Xpisti
Important Internet Spaceship League
Posted - 2010.08.29 09:50:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Marlona Sky
Originally by: Muad' Dib
Originally by: Akita T
Edited by: Akita T on 29/08/2010 06:38:34
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What, no "all praise the Scottish Fold"s yet ?
Linkage

"Scottish Folds, whether with folded ears or with normal ears, are typically good-natured and placid and adjust to other animals within a household extremely well. They tend to become very attached to their human caregivers and are by nature quite affectionate. Folds receive high marks for playfulness, affection, and grooming, and are often intelligent, loyal, softspoken, and adaptable to home situations and people.
Folds are also known for sleeping on their backs and for sitting with their legs stretched out and their paws on their belly.
Scottish Folds typically have soft voices and display a complex repertoire of meows and purrs not found in better-known breeds."


Originally by: Marlona Sky
Never owned a cat so I don't know what you mean by the word spray. That mean they **** on you?

Not on you. On furniture, walls, etc. Territorial marking. Linkage



They do 'claim' you as well, by rubbing agaisnt your and impregnating their scent into your chlothes, especially with the cheek glands.


This is starting to get creepy. Shocked



Laughing

Digital Solaris
Posted - 2010.08.29 10:39:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Marlona Sky
Originally by: Muad' Dib
Originally by: Akita T
Edited by: Akita T on 29/08/2010 06:38:34
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What, no "all praise the Scottish Fold"s yet ?
Linkage

"Scottish Folds, whether with folded ears or with normal ears, are typically good-natured and placid and adjust to other animals within a household extremely well. They tend to become very attached to their human caregivers and are by nature quite affectionate. Folds receive high marks for playfulness, affection, and grooming, and are often intelligent, loyal, softspoken, and adaptable to home situations and people.
Folds are also known for sleeping on their backs and for sitting with their legs stretched out and their paws on their belly.
Scottish Folds typically have soft voices and display a complex repertoire of meows and purrs not found in better-known breeds."


Originally by: Marlona Sky
Never owned a cat so I don't know what you mean by the word spray. That mean they **** on you?

Not on you. On furniture, walls, etc. Territorial marking. Linkage



They do 'claim' you as well, by rubbing agaisnt your and impregnating their scent into your chlothes, especially with the cheek glands.


This is starting to get creepy. Shocked


And if you get a male cat, you better expect to get humped while the cat is giving you a really dirty look... I mean, you are his ***** so why wouldn't he?

Not kidding, I wish I was though.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2010.08.29 11:08:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Digital Solaris
And if you get a male cat, you better expect to get humped while the cat is giving you a really dirty look... I mean, you are his ***** so why wouldn't he?
Not kidding, I wish I was though.

Also, let's agree not to speak of the anatomy of the male cat, it will only give you nightmares.

Zenkai
Gallente
TOASTED Corp
Sev3rance
Posted - 2010.08.29 11:42:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Originally by: Digital Solaris
And if you get a male cat, you better expect to get humped while the cat is giving you a really dirty look... I mean, you are his ***** so why wouldn't he?
Not kidding, I wish I was though.

Also, let's agree not to speak of the anatomy of the male cat, it will only give you nightmares.



Oh you mean the barbed utterly wicked looking *****? Meh... makes it more fun in my book. its not sex if shes not trying to run away. Twisted Evil

jason hill
Caldari
Clan Shadow Wolf
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2010.08.29 13:13:00 - [19]
 

the only way to look after cats ...i want this woman to look after my two . nullLinkageVery Happy

FunzzeR
Legion of the Scottish Fold
Posted - 2010.08.29 18:59:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Edited by: Akita T on 29/08/2010 06:38:34

What, no "all praise the Scottish Fold"s yet ?




PRAISE THE SCOTTISH FOLD!! Very Happy

On a more serious note Scottish Fold are great cats with a very sweet and loving disposition. Some are vocal and some aren't so its a coin flip there. Not to mention their appearance make you want to hug/hold them all the time. Only issue with Scottish Folds is some of the health issues associated with their genetics and the enormous price breeders charge for them (good luck finding one in a shelter).

I'll also toss in the recommendation to check out Bombay cats. Great personalities, gentle, playful, and they are lap fungus--they will be everywhere you are (and trying to help you with whatever you are doing). Come to think of it this breed is very dog-like in many ways. Oh and they look like miniature panthers. They are still pricey from breeders but a somewhat easier to find in a shelter. (I adopted mine from a shelter.)





Throdax
Caldari
Evolution
IT Alliance
Posted - 2010.08.30 16:47:00 - [21]
 

If you like vocal cats that are also strong and very given to affections I would have to recommend a Norwegian Forest Cat.

They are similar to Main Coons and I believe the they are considered, in some circles, the ancestors of the Main Coon.

Me and my wife have a Crossed Norwegian Forest Cat and a Common European, female and male respectively. The Common European is very independent while our Norwegian Forest is highly dependent on our affection and she always is where we are.

Like the Main Coons they can have a weird fascination for water. Open a faucet and they can stare at it for hours Very Happy. Word of advice though, Norwegian Forest Cats are expert climbers and as such they love to be in high places, they have very strong back paws they use to leap very high and also to get down from high places.

When we first got her 2 year ago, we had very little knowledge of that particular race. 2 years later it is the only race we whant. Very Happy

Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2010.08.30 18:11:00 - [22]
 

Me and my pet cat Molly enjoy eating Go-cat complete. I heartily recommend it for cats and their owners.

Destination SkillQueue
Are We There Yet
Posted - 2010.08.30 18:57:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Vogue
Me and my pet cat Molly enjoy eating Go-cat complete. I heartily recommend it for cats and their owners.


Why are you eating cat food instead of normal food? Cat food is healthy for a cat, but it isn't formulated to keep humans healthy and the manufacturing process and incredients aren't the same that are used in human food.

Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2010.08.30 19:25:00 - [24]
 

Well it works wonders for me. And who says I am totally human Wink

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2010.08.31 01:49:00 - [25]
 

My vote is for Russian Blues. They are my personal favorite.


Slade

Aidan Trintignant
Posted - 2010.09.04 00:11:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Aidan Trintignant on 04/09/2010 00:35:08
Still trying to find out if mines a Russian Blue pure smoke or a British Short hair Pure smoke. I got him as a rescue two years ago and he's just amazingly cool. Fine to be by himself but anytime anyone new comes over he wants to meet em. In the two years ,hehe he's been living here, I've never once seen him hiss or get mad.
To the cat experts out there, all of his fur is white for half the length then turns black, so he appears black until he starts moving or you ruffle his fur. Its not a dual coat, each hair is half and half. Any help figuring out what he is would awesome.
To the OP either of these breeds are great friendly cats, love sleeping on the bed with ya, like meeting new people and other animals, and pretty much tend to take care of themselves.


-edit- this guy WHT is he?

Cikulisuy
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2010.09.04 00:28:00 - [27]
 

is everybody in this in this bloody corp gone cat insane, or is everybody the same person doing accents? ;o

Wendat Huron
Stellar Solutions
Posted - 2010.09.04 03:16:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Cikulisuy
is everybody in this in this bloody corp gone cat insane, or is everybody the same person doing accents? ;o


Well, you know...


 

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