User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19

Thread: Sad. Grumpy Cat, the grouchy-faced furball that launched a thousand memes, has died.

  1. #11
    Points: 21,202, Level: 35
    Level completed: 38%, Points required for next Level: 748
    Overall activity: 99.2%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsSocial1 year registered
    Cotton1's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    2223
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Memphis and Arkansas
    Posts
    6,484
    Points
    21,202
    Level
    35
    Thanks Given
    2,251
    Thanked 2,215x in 1,668 Posts
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Cotton1 For This Useful Post:

    Dr. Who (05-18-2019)

  3. #12
    Points: 128,315, Level: 86
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 935
    Overall activity: 32.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranTagger First Class50000 Experience Points
    Dr. Who's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    862392
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Gallifrey
    Posts
    52,635
    Points
    128,315
    Level
    86
    Thanks Given
    4,940
    Thanked 4,654x in 3,197 Posts
    Mentioned
    97 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Abby08 View Post
    Cats with UTI's don't just urinate in the box, they go everywhere, because they're uncomfortable and, feel like they have to go constantly, they may look like they're straining, they may yowl from discomfort/pain, there may be blood present.

    With more than one cat, take both to the vet, if you aren't sure which it is but, it's pretty easy to know which one, if you pay attention to your cats/know their normal behaviors.
    Many cats do their business outside and many people work and are not home to observe their pet's elimination. Some people put litter boxes in the furthest corner of the basement or use covered litterboxes where they can't readily observe what's happening. Other people are wearing headphones all the time and can't hear anything. It's also possible that people may attribute inappropriate urination to behavioral issues.

    At any rate, once the cat has a UTI, it doesn't always respond to treatment, so even if you are really responsible and observe your cat, the UTI may resist treatment.
    "The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  4. #13
    Points: 21,202, Level: 35
    Level completed: 38%, Points required for next Level: 748
    Overall activity: 99.2%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsSocial1 year registered
    Cotton1's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    2223
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Memphis and Arkansas
    Posts
    6,484
    Points
    21,202
    Level
    35
    Thanks Given
    2,251
    Thanked 2,215x in 1,668 Posts
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Many cats do their business outside and many people work and are not home to observe their pet's elimination. Some people put litter boxes in the furthest corner of the basement or use covered litterboxes where they can't readily observe what's happening. Other people are wearing headphones all the time and can't hear anything. It's also possible that people may attribute inappropriate urination to behavioral issues.

    At any rate, once the cat has a UTI, it doesn't always respond to treatment, so even if you are really responsible and observe your cat, the UTI may resist treatment.
    People who let their cats outside should be bludgeoned. Its our duty to protect them. If I let a cat out and it became victim of "fowl" play I would never forgive myself.

  5. #14
    Original Ranter
    Points: 543,425, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Peter1469's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    429491
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    162,517
    Points
    543,425
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    95,907
    Thanked 80,471x in 54,289 Posts
    Mentioned
    2242 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cotton1 View Post
    People who let their cats outside should be bludgeoned. Its our duty to protect them. If I let a cat out and it became victim of "fowl" play I would never forgive myself.
    I had a cat who hated being indoors. I ended up giving him to my mom since my neighbors were telling me the cat was crying and making noise when I was gone. My mom lives in a swamp and that cat spent a lot of time there. He got scratched up a few times but lived a long happy life finally dying of old age. He was a gray tabby. And a fighter.
    ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Please visit my blog http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/peter/
    (If a post link does not work, see the archives- it should work there.)

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Peter1469 For This Useful Post:

    Ethereal (05-18-2019)

  7. #15
    Original Ranter
    Points: 208,076, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.4%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassOverdriveTagger First Class50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    MMC's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    46194
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Posts
    52,794
    Points
    208,076
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    20,914
    Thanked 15,189x in 11,572 Posts
    Mentioned
    110 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Grumpy Cat, arguably the internet's most popular cat and one of its first viral memes, has died aged 7.

    The furry sensation's family announced her death on Twitter on Friday.

    "We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat," Tabatha Bundesen, Grumpy Cat's owner, said. https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/17/celeb...cli/index.html

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6weC9GU8AAv0Hl.jpg



    Poor thing. Grumpy Cat, real name Tardar Sauce, died as a result of a urinary tract infection. She suffered from feline dwarfism which caused the under bite that gave her that grumpy looking face.
    http://thepoliticalforums.com/thread...star-dies-at-7
    Don't only Practice your Art, but force your way into its Secrets, For it and Knowledge can Raise men to the Divine!!!!! Ludwig Van Beethoven ~

  8. #16
    Points: 141,811, Level: 90
    Level completed: 66%, Points required for next Level: 1,239
    Overall activity: 21.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Ethereal's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    456148
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    48,527
    Points
    141,811
    Level
    90
    Thanks Given
    9,406
    Thanked 28,872x in 18,344 Posts
    Mentioned
    990 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cotton1 View Post
    People who let their cats outside should be bludgeoned. Its our duty to protect them. If I let a cat out and it became victim of "fowl" play I would never forgive myself.
    Cats are meant to live outdoors. It's where they're happiest.
    Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
    --Immanuel Kant

  9. #17
    Points: 35,423, Level: 45
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 27
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    Standing Wolf's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    304420
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    12,843
    Points
    35,423
    Level
    45
    Thanks Given
    2,275
    Thanked 10,524x in 6,081 Posts
    Mentioned
    304 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Cats are meant to live outdoors. It's where they're happiest.
    Domestic cats are, for the most part, no more equipped to survive for any length of time outdoors than are domestic dogs. And a lot depends on where the "outdoors" is. Where I live, in Arizona, we have coyotes, great horned owls and other predators who can end a cat's life in a matter of seconds. (I lost my big, ten-year-old orange buddy to a coyote almost twenty years ago.) We have had several cats, including one who lives with us now, who were rescued from the outdoor life, and they had absolutely no desire to return to that life once they'd sampled life in a house. In fact, this last Thursday, the wind blew the front door open and the year-old orange tabby, Gonzo, whom the wife rescued from the post office parking garage, wandered out into the front yard. He took one look around, went "Oh, sh*t!" and high-tailed it back inside.
    “Inside of me there are two dogs. One is mean and evil and the other is good and they fight each other all the time. When asked which one wins I answer, the one I feed the most.”

    - attributed to Sitting Bull

    "I live by two words: tenacity and gratitude. Tenacity gets me where I want to go, and gratitude keeps me from being angry on the way." - Henry Winkler

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Standing Wolf For This Useful Post:

    Dr. Who (05-18-2019)

  11. #18
    Points: 2,789, Level: 12
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 261
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered
    mamooth's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    257
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Posts
    940
    Points
    2,789
    Level
    12
    Thanks Given
    2
    Thanked 247x in 180 Posts
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Some cats refuse to live inside. If taken inside, they'll spend their lives waiting for you to crack the door open so they can dash out, or they'll claw their way out through a supposedly cat-proof window screen. If they absolutely want to live outside, you can't realistically stop them.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to mamooth For This Useful Post:

    Peter1469 (07-09-2019)

  13. #19
    Points: 35,423, Level: 45
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 27
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    Standing Wolf's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    304420
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    12,843
    Points
    35,423
    Level
    45
    Thanks Given
    2,275
    Thanked 10,524x in 6,081 Posts
    Mentioned
    304 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    We have another orange tabby named Rutger who insists on going out with the dogs when we let them outside in the back yard. He's one of those cats who "squeaks" rather than meows, and if we don't let him out when the dogs go, he stands there and squeaks at us in an outraged way until we do. He goes out, sniffs things, eats grass, and then comes back in when we call the dogs. The only time we refuse to let him out is at night, because we have a couple of great horned owls who live in some trees in a neighboring yard and one of them would have no problem carrying him off. It's even a risk letting him out during daylight hours, but I suspect the dogs would deter the owls - maybe even protect our little orange tiger-dog if it came to that.
    “Inside of me there are two dogs. One is mean and evil and the other is good and they fight each other all the time. When asked which one wins I answer, the one I feed the most.”

    - attributed to Sitting Bull

    "I live by two words: tenacity and gratitude. Tenacity gets me where I want to go, and gratitude keeps me from being angry on the way." - Henry Winkler

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Standing Wolf For This Useful Post:

    Peter1469 (07-09-2019)

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Single Sign On provided by vBSSO