Totally OT--my barn cat

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GSDgirl
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   Posted 8/18/2010 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a barn cat named Bubba.  He will not use a litter box.  He is always at one of the barns but never comes to the house.  Well tonight he came up on the back porch for some attention, first time in 2 years.  My German Shepherd REALLY wants to be friends but the cat does not understand confused   .  The neighbor has too many cats, she takes  in the ones that are dropped off on our dead end street.  She has a young black cat that just might befriend my dog.  If that happens I just might end up with a house cat, hubby would probably kill me tho..........
 
Anyways, it was nice to have the cat finally come to the house
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
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TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 8/18/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Tell your hubby the neighbor's black cat is really a black german shepherd puppy orphan and your dog has to raise it. Maybe you can make the kitty a little puppy costume to keep up the charade? :D

Seriously though, I'm glad your barn kitty came up to the house like that. Sounds like he's one of those cats who likes to do things on his terms on his schedule. Maybe he's decided coming to the house is a good thing now. Hope all the critters can become buddies.
Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!

Lolotte
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   Posted 8/18/2010 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
How amazing life is when shared with a cat. I was a dog person all my life, than moved into a house with three cats... They are now my 'little children', Where would we be without them!?
Still have my dog... who also loves to snuggle with the cats in the sun. Very strange family :o) wouldn't change it for the world.
Your husband will change his mind once the cat curls up on him at night :o) ... how could you not eventually go 'ohwwww' to those eyes?
(Partner of Fibromyalgia sufferer)

Acheybody
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   Posted 8/18/2010 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Denise, I hope your animals all get along and your husband understands!

Lolotte, that's funny, I was always a dog person, too, but now I am totally whipped on one of our 3 cats. He's had about half the bone in his mouth and a bunch of teeth removed due to an infection, and is very scrawny now, but still has more personality in his little paw - - well, don't get me started. He is often referred to as "The Buddha." I worship the cat, my husband worships the dogs!

Debbie
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sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 8/19/2010 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I have 4 dogs and 3 cats. lol I love them all but they usually dont love each other. The cats come out of the back rooms when the dogs go outside. All of them are house animals. Your barn cat sounds like our oldest cat, he comes around on his terms and no-one elses lol. I have to agree with Lolette once that little kitty snuggles up in his arms he wont be able to resist. Thats how my husband is, he is a marshmellow when it comes to animals.
Gentle Hugs
Shirley
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GSDgirl
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   Posted 8/19/2010 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
It is amazing what our animals do for us unconditionally.

Chickie, I do have a dwarf GSD the size of a cat. She weighs 9 lbs and is 4 or 5 years old. She is a purebred freak of nature. She wants to kill my chickens. The 6 month old pup also wants to "get" the chickens. The pup is not loose in the house a whole lot. I have 6 dogs, 3 of which are GSD rescues, not really suitable to be loose but they do take turns going to training.

The chickens are getting a coop soon but will still be free range evenings and when my veggies are not growing. It will be a lot easier with the dogs with the hens put up.

Well I'm off to continue making spaghetti sauce from garden tomatoes.
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 

Sherrine
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   Posted 8/19/2010 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
My cats wouldn't leave the house!  They were feral but then got a taste of the "good life" and now back up if the door is opened!  tongue
 
Sherrine
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GSDgirl
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   Posted 8/23/2010 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Bubba visited the porch again last night.  Hubby was sitting with hin on his lap just a petting away.  Bubba actually came nose to nose with Blaze (whose name is Ablaze von Wolfstraum) and was not hissing or growling so maybe they will be friends.  If only he would go in a litter box he could come in..........
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 
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