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

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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