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felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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I was told to come here to share some pics of my little buddy. His name is Lucky, he is a 10 month old munchkin, and we go for walks.





We're doing a little bike basket training as well, though this is going very slowly:



he's a goofball and i love him.

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felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Radio! posted:

wait

is he called lucky because he looks like a luck dragon

He's called Lucky cause the exact second I paid his adoption fee, someone else came in asking to adopt him. Also white fur-blue eyed cat with full hearing.

But he does look like a luck dragon.

He was nonplussed when I showed him your responses.

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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What a wonderful problem to have.

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Pepito is doing such a good job.


Synthbuttrange posted:

Hi Lucky! And WHAT he was just hanging about at a shelter?!

His mom was a stray and got taken in. They adopted out the kittens when they were old enough, but he was uh. Not nearly as pretty then.



And most days he looked more like a ferret than a cat.



I think it put people off taking him in. I saw him and fell in love with him though. Here's the night I brought him home:



I could talk about him for hours I hope this isn't too much! I just really love him a lot, I've wanted a pet cat since I was a kid, but was never ready for the responsibility.

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Synthbuttrange posted:

speaking of ridiculous :3:



I love him I'm so glad he was adopted and someone else also loves him.

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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holocaust bloopers posted:

she woke me up at 5 am for food.

She is perfectly within her rights. She is the birthday girl!!

devmd01 posted:

pet a kitty on my run last night

very friendly :3:

What a good cat, so round. Good nose.

felgs fucked around with this message at 12:50 on May 24, 2018

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Lucky can do some tricks. This is a tiny sampling of some he knows, and it is now a few months old. He does jump better, and we are learning roll over and through (go through the pink tube) now. He also is learning how to do circle (go around in a circle).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W476fzRFBhQ

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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I got a clicker, like you would use for a dog. I spent 3 days just practicing with him--click, treat. Click treat. I started delaying the treat a bit from the click, so he understood very clearly that a click means a treat.

I asked a friend who does animal behaviour, and she gave me a cool dog book (101 Dog tricks: step by step activities to engage, challenge, and bond with your dog) that uses clicker training. I taught him how to sit over the first few sessions--when he made progress, I'd click and give him a treat. Once he got the behaviour, I would only reward when he followed the command. I mostly use gestures--he doesn't seem to pay attention to my voice, which is fine. After that, I taught him to sit up, and we've just kept building on his tricks.

Each session, we do a quick warm up running through several of his 'mastered' tricks, and then we work on whatever the current trick is.

At first, he had a really short attention span. Some days he still gets frustrated, but ultimately it's a puzzle with a reward he really wants, so I just adjust for how he's doing each day and we keep working at it. I really love the time we spend training, and he always starts purring as loud as he can and following me around when I grab his clicker off the hook, so I think he likes it too.

Kvantum posted:

Wow. He's even more trained than Dinah. Is it some Munchkin thing? I don't think my wife has gotten her doing "Wave" yet. (Dinah just will sit up and speak on command so far. Yes, I am getting the wife to try and catch it on video.)

Edit: A pic to tide folks over. Also a bonus appearance by Griffin, our all-black former feral.



I don't think it's a particularly a Munchkin thing, but I do think they are more inclined because they're generally puzzle solving to climb and get around all day while a regular sized cat can just jump up to what it's interested. Lucky is extremely food motivated, so that helps a lot.

Wave was a total accident--I eat plain greek yogurt with some cereal every morning, and was staring out the window when he got up on the window seat and wanted to see what was in the bowl. When sitting up left him still too short, he used a paw to point at the bowl--it got my attention and I was super surprised. I checked real quick he could have plain yogurt, and then that morning we had an impromptu training session--he'd point/wave at the bowl, I'd give him a tiny drop of yogurt.

Now, any time he wants to see what I'm doing/holding, he sits up and waves/points and it is the cutest thing :3:

I've tied it to a hand gesture, because it is a super useful thing he does and I don't want him to stop. That and training him to bring toys he wants to play with over have both been life savers.

Also your cats are both so lovely :3:

Edit: Here's a pic of him this morning, checking out his selfie

felgs fucked around with this message at 03:33 on May 25, 2018

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Golden-i posted:

beautiful babies

I love the snake and the cat, they are both so expressive in their own ways!!

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Shifty Pony posted:

Sadie got high on nip and had an existential crisis




Honestly who hasn't had an existential crisis after a big high?

It'll be okay Sadie.

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Defenestration posted:

she meow to go out


let me oooooout


we went out



What a good little vest!!! Please give her a pet for me.

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Today:







He was not impressed by me seeing him eat his own fur.

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Moo moo is incredible, consider her voted for!


Star War Sex Parrot posted:

I need to fold those, shithead



Just helping!!! Keeping them warm! Refurring them!

I've been cleaning up/backing up phone photos, so here's some of the older gems I found of Lucky:

the cover of his biopic about the time we took the subway


the day i found out the filters on my camera work on his face


world weary and jaded at 6 months!!!


surprise!!! he is a messy eater


uh oh


yall dang whippersnappers get off his lawn right this instant!!!!!


monch


And for sitting through all that, have one of him in his winter sweater (weather around 0C) with his little TUM TUM


[edit: TELL LILY I LOVE HER]

felgs fucked around with this message at 01:43 on May 27, 2018

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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I have no idea how to reply without just screaming endleslly about how wonderful all of your cats are.

Here is a big dumb baby who yelled until I picked him up and carried him around to examine all the Tall Things that he can't reach.

Only registered members can see post attachments!

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Lotta good blackblobs and fuzzy monsters.

That tank cat is gonna be my new weight trainer :3:

Someone is feeling real cool this morning. I wonder why?


Is it because two nights ago...


he climbed his first tree?


I think so.

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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An attempt was made

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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ladyweapon posted:




Tallulah is down 0.6lbs :3:

I'm so proud of her

The kitten tweet thread is incredible, what a good dude :3:

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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If allowed, please pet the belly.

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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There are so many good cats. I love all the Daves, walking cats, and just cats in general.

This morning Lucky decided that he is anti-exercise, and attempted to destroy my garmin.



felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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I hope Esteban is okay :( :( Sending well wishes!!


mod sassinator posted:

tortie beans and floof


beans beans beans. Please give a little squish.



blep


bump_fn posted:

theyre very soft. her main fluff is soft but the paws are next level



Man that's one big dust bunny.

Post runs, Lucky always tries to eat me. Don't be fooled by this shot.


the prep


the strike that went wildly off.



Lucky and I went out for an Adventure since it cooled off a bit last night!

We gotta HURRY.


into the brush


No. Deeper.


A contemplation of tree climbing


Wading back so we can go home.


the most efficient method of walking home is by pushing through the bushes, and not, I dunno, walking on the sidewalk


P:

felgs
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ladyweapon posted:

Guess who turned 10 years old?


Happy birthday!!!


Also sending good thoughts for Esteban, I hope he gets well soon.

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Gunshow Poophole posted:

I mean... look at those two cats they are definitely pizza (calico) and pocket (tabby)

agreed. they're so lovely

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Carth Dookie posted:

I dig your land koi.


Neighborhood cat has found her way on to my veranda and keeps loving up the cloth awning. :argh:




No gods no masters. Who are you to stop her.


Gotta eat. It's good for growing!

Tendai posted:

INACTION CAT



Very tired of the camera.

Tendai posted:

action pisscat with bonus fruit tart cat bed



catzilla here is incredible.

Today I spied a cat trying to catch a magpie on my run.


And also found a baby picture of Lucky his first night here. What a great little goblin child :3:

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Happy pepper day!!! What a cute baby, very blessed.

felgs
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he wrecked my headphones so time for a new pair.

felgs
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Tendai posted:

Is it about petting your fuzzy bellies

"I said never speak to me or my son again. Now you'll pay."


I love how wise they look.

felgs
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felgs
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GATOS Y VATOS posted:

happy 10th birthday, Lulu :unsmith:



Happy bday Lulu!!!!!


beatlegs posted:

i've named him alan. he still won't let me pet him but he seems...more comfortable



I love his little judgy face.


Shifty Pony posted:



dunno why she was sitting like this.

because she CAN. gotta air out the belly floof.


Esteban, it's gonna be okay buddy, you gotta hang in there and take your meds.

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Roosevelt posted:

this is a good av from that thread. someone should have this av.


POST POST POST POST

that's gonna be my av when I get home plz no one else take it

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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What's that Mr. Fireman? You wanna go outside?



Well ok.

Wait. I thought you wanted to walk around.



This is not walking.

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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soft and good.


so wiggly

mod sassinator posted:

birthday shithead currently trying to eat the parmesan cheese shavings off my italian sausage and tomato sauce meal:


did i tell carmen happy birthday? who knows. happy birthday!!!


Boogalo posted:


And then there was this...floof.



I love this floof, good floof, please tell me you pet them.



he is gonna kick so much rear end

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Sweet As Sin posted:

Him name Edel, he's a gorgeous huge kitten and he's very stressed after coming all the way from Poland.

We call him Geralt because of the Witcher. He's shy and terrified of men.



i love him, he is so handsome.



Had a guest coming to stay, rolled out the sleeping mats. Lucky proceeded to dispel the demons that were apparently living inside it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZztA0xKyZyM

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Lucky update, everyone who sees these images will be extra lucky today.





















felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Those hats are great and Lucky despises them. It is a travesty.

I'm working on warming him up to them, I got him a little christmas hat.

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Roosevelt posted:

i fukin love the manic cat postin avatar

Thank Roosevelt for rescuing it from obscurity; I too love it a lot.

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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tarbrush posted:

Dear thread,

I don't post much, but I'm having a poo poo day. Please post cats. I trust this won't be a hardship.

Kind regards,
Tarbrush

sorry for your bad day.





felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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When I get home, Lucky either comes running screaming from his favourite cat tree perch on the other side of the apartment, scream bouncing up and down as he runs, or he's sleeping on the bathroom mat waiting by the door

I love him so much

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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Hepatic Lipidosis posted:

Why, yes, yes there are 😁

I love Ozzy.

Roosevelt posted:

you should let butters loose in the home at large at this point

:yeah:

felgs
Dec 31, 2008

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as long as you drop a livestream of them doing it, it will have been worth it.

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MikeJF posted:

Critter room went to the vet and produced some prime traumatised looks.







i love all of them

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