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This is The Beast.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Lothiriel, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    (AKA Rascal.) He's a tuxedo cat. And there are times I wonder about him... very much. His temper is the most fickle thing I have ever known. One second he'll be loving you and rubbing against you, crying for attention, the next he'll be biting with his terrible teeth and scratching with his terrifying talons and kicking with his kangaroo hind legs.

    And he's just downright odd.

    Talk about narcissism...
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    And nonchalance...
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    And intelligence...
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    He's also quite stupid. Our puppy LOVES to play with him, but he's rather rough. Rascal usually ends up screaming through crushed lungs that he needs help... But we all know he brings it upon himself. He will intentionally saunter by Riley, waving his tail around, and then plop his saucy behind down right in front of him, or he'll sit on a chair and wait for Riley to walk by and then smack him with a paw. Of course all of that's too much temptation for Riley to overcome, so within seconds the cat is squashed on the floor and being stepped and stomped on. Not a little dumb, I think.

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    But then there are those mornings when he comes running up the stairs crying his little head off and pushes open the door... Then runs and jumps on my bed and kisses me to tell me to get up. And the times when he rubs his head against yours, or stands up to rub your face, or pats your cheek with his paw. So yes, he is known as The Beast. I sometimes wonder if he has hormonal problems... [​IMG]
     
  2. llrumsey

    llrumsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe they have prozac for cats!
     
  3. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have one kind of like that... his name is Monster.

    LoveMeLoveMeLoveMeGetAwayFromME!

    life with him is always on his terms.

    oh, right, that's cats in general... [​IMG]
     
  4. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    mine is exactly like that (except for the smart opening of doors part) He's sleeping right next to me all sweet right now but if I so much as touch his stomach he'll turn evil with his teeth and kicking back legs.
     
  5. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    that is so adorable. I love it.
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    mother o'chicks, actually he can't open the door. But he knows that the doorhandle has something to do with it, so he reachs for it. My other cat, Mittens, is smarter and opens them from the bottom. Rascal hasn't discovered that part yet. [​IMG]
     
  7. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    Quote:haha, my cat is actually rather stupid, he hasn't even figure out how to scratch on the door to be let in, although he can pry it open if it's cracked.
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    What you have described is a perfectly normal, well balanced CAT.
     
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Really? Then Mittens must not be normal.... [​IMG] She's almost the total opposite of Rascal. She loves to sit with people, never has bitten or scratched anybody, and has put up with a lot of rough handling in her 15 years.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2011
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Some cats have more spunk than others. I had a cat for 17 years that never stopped acting like a 2 month old kitten. And another that lived 16 years that never moved off the couch.
     

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