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My cats and I had a disagreement...

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Malurkey, Oct 18, 2020 at 7:28 AM.

  1. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    ...on the necessity of the application of anti-flea drops. They had some incisive arguments:

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    Drops were applied to the cats nevertheless, but guitar practice is impeded. :(
     
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    Fond memories... The angry cat...
     
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    Evil creatures, I have 2 of them
     
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    Sleep with one eye open!
     
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    We need to trim the claws of our new cat, a stray we adopted, that’s going to be fun
     
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    Working from home, my oldest Man Cat has now a cat bed under/to the side of my work desk and pretty much snoozed most of the day right beside me. His name is Mr. Joseph Pablo Kittyman but he goes by Joe. Was on the phone, on the clock, working with a tech in KY and the fellow was out in the field working on a piece of telecom equipment. His name was also Joe and he and I were having trouble hearing each other. So, from time to time I would be on the phone, wearing the headset and be loudly saying "Joe!! Hey, Joe, can you hear me?" So Mr. Joe would get up and scratch at my leg to sit in my lap. I would encourage him to leave me alone. Then it would happen again. And again. Had to put Cat Joe out of the room to be able to continue working with Human Joe.
     
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    I'm assuming that you didn't use the Scruff-Of-The-Neck method?
    With the right hand, hold cat by the SOTN. Then with the left hand, adminsiter stuff. Painless and effective for both parties.
    I've been doing it for nearly thirty years without a single hiss or scratch.
     
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    So glad the cat didn't need a pill.
     
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    Yes, the scruff-of-the-neck method. This is why my right hand is relatively unscathed.

    My cats are rescues and are very wary of people. They never sit on your lap, and are immediately suspicious of anyone approaching. And they have sufficient spare skin to rotate to an impressive degree even when caught by the scruff of the neck. :eek:
     
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    Yikes!
     
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    I have 2 old men cats that were from one of the pet stores that places shelter cats. One is the bestest cat in the world, super social. The other is very sweet but still a scaredy cat after nearly 10 years. I am assuming cat number 1 was the kitten of some beloved mama cat, born in the house, handled and played with and then surrendered to the shelter to be adopted out. The other cat I picture being a kitten in an alley or under a dumpster and being chased around by the shelter people. It's very easy to be what needs to be done with cat number one, but cat number two, while actually being a very sweet soul, is near impossible...
     
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    Flea drops
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    But he'll reward with ratgutts in the morning...
     
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    Dogs rule, cats drool.

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    I have two cats, they are OK with the flea stuff once a month. It's 'going in the box' to the vet that they resist a bit, and who can blame them.
     
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    Tape them down with DUCT TAPE...
     
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    Had a cat years ago that I swear could smell the flea nd tick stuff from across the house as soon as I opened it. She would haul ass and it was terrible trying to get it on her. I eventually gave up.
     
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