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Old 16 January 2019, 02:28 AM
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If I begin to stir, but take too long to wake up or recognize that kitty is none-to-impatiently waiting to start the morning ritual, he'll employ the M.E.W. (Mouth to Ear Wake-up) technique.

First, he'll come up and look me in the face to see if my eyes are open. If they are, he'll push his face into mine to let me know he's waiting for attention (and to be fed).

If they're not open, he'll put his mouth directly next to my ear and meow. Not the little question mark meow, but a no nonsense 'get up, you oaf' kind of meow.

The first time he did it, I feared I'd rolled over on him, only to wake face to hairy face with him peering at me with his head close to the sheets.

He doesn't do it often; only when I'm too slow in the morning.

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Old 16 January 2019, 02:10 PM
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When I am drinking beverages (adult or otherwise), Ferdinand likes to lick the outside of the can/cup/whatever. I thought at first it was the condensation, or the cold, except he wants to do so even when there is no condensation or the beverage has reached room temperature.

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Old 22 January 2019, 04:17 AM
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It's a mostly dog thing in our house, but I'm not surprised at all of the cats who prefer what we call "wild water." Any water that is outside is wild water. Water with things in it is extra wild. Wild > tame water.
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Old 22 January 2019, 09:45 AM
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I just want to posit that there are no "weird cat behaviors," just simply "cat behaviors" because cats are weird by default.
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Old 30 January 2019, 03:25 PM
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Katydid* has gotten into the not so endearing habit of scratching at the window at my bed's headboard and bopping at the blinds about 30 minutes to an hour before I have to get up. Why I don't know. It's not like I'm going to forget to get up and she certainly is not starving to death.

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Old 30 January 2019, 07:34 PM
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What do you do when she does that?

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Old 30 January 2019, 07:47 PM
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I have one of these wake up lights. When the light comes on, 30 minutes before I have to be up, Nelson comes over and nudges my face with his nose, or puts his paw on my face. And I'm like "No, I still get to sleep for another 30 minutes."
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Old 31 January 2019, 10:09 AM
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Marmalade knows where the toy box is.


We have a basket on the floor by the TV that has a bunch of Ash's old cat toys in it. Marmalade has found it, and every now and then goes rooting around in it to bring out another toy. It is every bit like a little kid rummaging through their toy box to find something new and interesting to play with.
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Old 31 January 2019, 04:57 PM
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What do you do when she does that?

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Ask her to be quiet. Amazingly enough it works.
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Old 31 January 2019, 05:10 PM
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I once told my cat that if she wouldn't settle down to sleep on my pillow (instead of bugging me for attention), she would have to leave the room. She turned, walked across the bed, jumped down, and left the room.

I had always suspected that she understood more English than she let on.
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Old 31 January 2019, 06:03 PM
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The weirdest behavioral thing about my cat is how chill she is.

She's just fine with me trimming her nails.

If she hears a loud noisy thing like thunder or fireworks, she gets in my lap.

When she sees her carrier, she runs under my bed, but two minutes later she'll be out and willing to let me put her in it without struggling.
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Old 31 January 2019, 10:20 PM
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The weirdest behavioral thing about my cat is how chill she is.

She's just fine with me trimming her nails.

If she hears a loud noisy thing like thunder or fireworks, she gets in my lap.

When she sees her carrier, she runs under my bed, but two minutes later she'll be out and willing to let me put her in it without struggling.
This is my Lexi. Except she's also extremely talkative, and partly deaf, so there are bouts where she just walks around screaming at us. Whether we respond, whether we don't. She has one of those 70-yr-old with a 50 year pack-a-day voices. It's ADORABLE, though not when we are trying to sleep.

edit: She's so chill she purrs and licks the vet when we take her.
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Old 31 January 2019, 10:24 PM
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Hammy has a pom-pom* that he loves. He will "sing" to the pom-pom -- or through the pom-pom, while carrying it around in his mouth -- quite loudly, often when we're trying to sleep.

*Not a homemade pom-pom with strings he could swallow, but a roughly spherical bit of batting covered with fake fur.
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Old 31 January 2019, 10:57 PM
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Ash trills like that with THE FISHY!*


So far, Marmalade's favorite toy appears to be all toys.





*THE FISHY! (It must always be spelled and said in ALL CAPS) is the greatest cat toy in the world.
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Old 31 January 2019, 11:11 PM
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If it were the greatest toy in the world, wouldn't it be able to swim in the water dish?
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Old 31 January 2019, 11:40 PM
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He certainly seems to think it can!
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Old 31 January 2019, 11:57 PM
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Hammy has a pom-pom* that he loves. He will "sing" to the pom-pom -- or through the pom-pom, while carrying it around in his mouth -- quite loudly, often when we're trying to sleep.

*Not a homemade pom-pom with strings he could swallow, but a roughly spherical bit of batting covered with fake fur.
Emma does this with her carryable toys! It freaked me out the first night she did it as the singing was so loud and urgent I thought she was seriously injured.
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Old 01 February 2019, 12:12 AM
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edit: She's so chill she purrs and licks the vet when we take her.
River isn't that chill. At the vet's office, she buries her face in my chest as hard as she can. She does not like the vet. The vet takes her temperature.
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Old 01 February 2019, 01:57 PM
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Ash trills like that with THE FISHY!*
What Hammy does is not exactly trilling. It's more like loud, extended moaning.
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Old 01 February 2019, 01:58 PM
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Ferdinand loves his vet--she gives him treats and thinks he's adorable.

He also loves to go to the vet's in general, so long as we don't leave the waiting room. Because of his meds, we go there fairly often (it's only a block and a half away), and he's learned to stand on the animal scale to get a dried liver treat.

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