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JHDK

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Growing up my aunt and uncle had 2 schnauzers and my uncle was a fireman so he got the obligatory dalmation. The schnauzers were misty and pepper and the dalmation was blaze. That dog was a nightmare. Uncle Paul tried to train it but that thing was untrainable. It was cute though.
 

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Not sure if I mentioned this, but after we put down Jayne, our cat Nico starting crying for Jayne. He would sit by the garage door or sliders and look for her. It was sad. So we got Stella from a rescue. She's a very friendly and mellow 1 year old cat. She was originally placed in a home that had rambunctious kids, that she didn't do well with.
 
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Do your cats ever go outside? You have the perfect home for that. With all the woods there is little concern that they would get hit by a car.

Growing up my folks had 2 outside cats. Then in high school I found Tom. He became an indoor/outdoor cat...and then all indoor when they moved to FL. In PA he brought lots of carcass treats to my door. It's gross but also sweet that they are nice enough to want to share their food with us.

One time I was on my lower floor patio with a girl and Tom strolled up with a bloody dead rabbit in his mouth as a treat for us. Sadly the girl wasn't thrilled with the delicious meal he was offering and it kinda spoiled the mood.

Little Athena has never been outside except in a carrier for vet visits or moves.
 
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Our current cats are indoor cats. They hate being out of the apartment. Our original orange tabbie used to roam the outside (when he lived in WV). Probably has hundreds of offspring (all bastard). Got in lots of cat fights too. When he came up to Canada we had to have his balls snipped and after that he became an indoor cat.
 

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Our current cats are indoor cats. They hate being out of the apartment. Our original orange tabbie used to roam the outside (when he lived in WV). Probably has hundreds of offspring (all bastard). Got in lots of cat fights too. When he came up to Canada we had to have his balls snipped and after that he became an indoor cat.
About 5 or 6 years ago, we decided we'd lost our last cat to outdoor predators. And it wouldn't have been safe at our rental on Main St.
 

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How's little pink paws acclimating to her new life? Is Nico happy again?

I went nuts today. Spent $14 on Athena. I bought her 2 toys, one little $0.95 cloth fish thing and one of those fishing pole type deals that has feathers at the end. She seems to love them both so far. Also bought a 20 oz thing of treats. That was the high ticket item. Like $7. A thing my dad used to do that has rubbed off on me is label containers with the date of when he would open them. I did that with the last container of treats and it was 12.20.19. I only give her like 8 kernels per day, thus a treat, so they last. And I make a big deal of it. I shake the container and get her all hyped asking, "Athena, you want a cat treat?" a few times. Also got a new thing of cat litter. It's time for a full on cat box cleaning. That means I dump out all the litter and then take the box in the shower with me and scrub it out. Should be fun.
 
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JHDK

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The domestication of animals is fascinating to me. So like over 1000's of years people just put up with wild beasts in their homes and then eventually they calmed down and became pets? Egyptians were big on cats and that's like 2000 years ago...so how far back does it go?

And I know it's not just pets, there is the whole farming aspect too. Like what's the point of a cow? Besides being food for us does it really serve any other purpose?
 

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DUDE!!!

She has a scratchy cat house? Inside your cool ME house? This may be better than dash cam pics. I think I might burst with happiness.
 

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The domestication of animals is fascinating to me. So like over 1000's of years people just put up with wild beasts in their homes and then eventually they calmed down and became pets? Egyptians were big on cats and that's like 2000 years ago...so how far back does it go?
The AKC (for dogs) was established in the 1880s, so I'm thinking that the concept of domesticating indoor pets originated about that time. Prior to that, it was probably for hunting, farming and livestock control.
And I know it's not just pets, there is the whole farming aspect too. Like what's the point of a cow? Besides being food for us does it really serve any other purpose?
Cattle were first domesticated 10,000 years ago. Before that, they were just animals living o this planet, kind-of like us.

And you know cows provide dairy and leather, right?
 
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