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Old 08 November 2018, 02:05 PM
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There is a hideous monster lurking in my bedroom... it's a great and evil thing, lurking in the shadows at the foot of the bed... its mouth yawns wide showing its gruesome maw and hundreds of teeth... Marmalade is bravely investigating... my open suitcase...


Dear Marmie,


It's just a suitcase, kitten... it won't hurt you. I promise. As a matter of fact, it'll soon be full of nice comfy clothes that you can nestle down in. Just ask Ash! He knows. He does that all the time when I bring the suitcase out.



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TGG
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Old 08 November 2018, 04:59 PM
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Dear TGG,

But what if it's The Luggage?

-- Marmalade



[ETA: Anyway, suitcases are genuinely terrifying. Suitcases mean The Human is Going Away. -- Ash]


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Dear Silence,

Please come back.

Your worried servants
Genyus, please let us know!

-- and search near the house as well as far; hiding creatures are sometimes closer than you think.
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Old 08 November 2018, 05:22 PM
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We searched our yard and the alley and around the neighbors last night as well as calling her name and shaking her food dish. We're hoping she goes into her old habits and shows up at the back door this evening for food. (She was a stray that we rescued out of the backyard, evening was when we would put food out for her and her brother.) She's still a bit skittish about too much contact so we are trying to limit our traipsing around for fear it will send her into deep hiding. I'll let you all know if anything changes.
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Old 08 November 2018, 05:40 PM
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GenYus, is she spayed?
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Old 08 November 2018, 06:39 PM
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She is. And thankfully, I am cautious (paranoid) enough that she has all her shots, even those that are not seen as necessary for indoors-only cats.
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Old 09 November 2018, 07:25 AM
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Dear TGG,

But what if it's The Luggage?

-- Marmalade



[ETA: Anyway, suitcases are genuinely terrifying. Suitcases mean The Human is Going Away. -- Ash]
Yes. Gemma our Labrador knew what suitcases meant. Well when Mum was packing a suitcase anyway. She couldn't see when I was packing a suitcase (in a part of the house she wasn't allowed in) and beside while technically being "my" dog (she was my sweet sixteen present) she was my Mum girl.

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Genyus, please let us know!
Yes do.
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Old 09 November 2018, 03:36 PM
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Dear Iris -- Yes, I noticed how much you like the new fleecy throw I brought home yesterday. You look lovely sitting on it, too. But the thing is, I bought it to keep me warm. You're welcome to share it by sitting next to me (I know you're not a lap kitty), but I'm not going to stop using it just because you glare at me. -- love, the annoying human
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Old 09 November 2018, 04:29 PM
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Nothing yet. Have combed the neighborhood and enlisted the neighbor kids to search too (last saw her heading towards their yard). They have 7 dogs so my fear is that they either scared her away or worse. Filed a missing cat report with her chip company. Unfortunately she was too skittish to collar so the chip is the only way to ID her.
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Old 09 November 2018, 09:43 PM
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Thanks for the update. Hopefully she comes wandering home like nothing happened at all, like our cat used to.

Dear Fritz,
When you drop your fishy into the crack of the recliner, it is sort of gone. Don't give me the pathetic look, asking me to get it back. Ok, I will totally get it back, but stop dropping it in there. That game never goes well.
the human
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Old 09 November 2018, 11:51 PM
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Thanks for the update. Hopefully she comes wandering home like nothing happened at all, like our cat used to.
Seconding that.

I once had a cat show up back home after close to three months gone. I was outside calling a different cat in, when I heard the mew, and thought wait -- that voice -- is that -- and sure enough, it was: running toward me in bounds, one loud mew with every bound.
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Old 10 November 2018, 02:36 PM
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I hope she comes home soon, GenYus.
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Old 10 November 2018, 09:34 PM
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Me too, GenYus. I hope she comes sauntering in with an air of mystery.
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Old 10 November 2018, 11:06 PM
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What everybody else said.
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Old 21 November 2018, 10:34 AM
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Dear Immy,

Why have you suddenly decided that Science Diet is too awful to eat? I mean sure, I'm glad the Blue Buffalo is a winner, but what am I supposed to do it you suddenly start hating that?


Also: you are never going to win the battle of the blankets. Never. Give it up now.

your human
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Old 21 November 2018, 03:04 PM
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Dear Immy,

Why have you suddenly decided that Science Diet is too awful to eat? I mean sure, I'm glad the Blue Buffalo is a winner, but what am I supposed to do it you suddenly start hating that?
Offer the Science Diet again.

Whatever food was acceptable on Tuesday may not be acceptable on Wednesday. But the food that was not acceptable on Tuesday may be acceptable on Wednesday.

(Which Wednesday, of course, is another question.)
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Old 21 November 2018, 03:52 PM
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Dearest Marmalade,

I love that you're an adorable, rambunctious, playful kitten. Ash? Not so much. He tolerates you and shares the food bowl and litter boxes, but he is not much on getting jumped on, ambushed, tackled, or glomped. Those growls and hisses are a warning. Maybe he'll come around, maybe he won't; either way you need to chill out and give Ash his space.

Sincerely,

TGG
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Old 21 November 2018, 03:59 PM
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Dear TGG,

Everything is a kitten toy! Everything is a kitten toy! Everything is a kitten toy!

That includes Ash! And you! -- Pounce!

love and bounces, Marmalade




Semi-dear Marmalade:

See this paw? It's got claws in it.

Love but with boundaries! -- Ash
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Old 21 November 2018, 04:29 PM
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Kitty~

I'm honored that you want me to share in your every experience but, really, I don't need to watch you eat or go potty. I know when you've done your business, and you always get a "good boy" afterwards, but I don't need to stand over you and supervise.

That means, you can go during the night and not race across the bed or hold it all night and then race across the bed to inform me you're ready to go potty.

Otherwise, I'll participate in most anything else you want to share--including the daily exploration of the apartment... the same one you've lived in since you were a kitten.

Love you,

~mom
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Old 21 November 2018, 04:38 PM
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Dear Immy,

Why have you suddenly decided that Science Diet is too awful to eat?
It could be that Science Diet has made a change to the formula, or that Immy is simply doing what every cat I've ever had has done and temporarily gotten tired of the taste of the food.

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I mean sure, I'm glad the Blue Buffalo is a winner, but what am I supposed to do it you suddenly start hating that?
Seconding Thorny Locust's suggestion; try offering a small amount of Science Diet again in a separate dish. Immy might decide the new food is more desirable and possibly never want the Science Diet again (the way my cat(s) did about the time they turned one year old), or eat the Science Diet like s/he always had.

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Also: you are never going to win the battle of the blankets. Never. Give it up now.
So sure, are you.

~Psihala
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Old 21 November 2018, 04:39 PM
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Actually, kittens use a modified version of the unofficial armed forces motto:

"If it moves, attack it. If it doesn't move, bat it around. If you can't bat it around, sleep on it."
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