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  #11  
Old September 9th 16, 07:23 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Joy[_3_]
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On 9/8/2016 6:21 PM, Bastette wrote:
Joy wrote:

On 9/3/2016 8:56 PM, Je?us wrote:
On Fri, 2 Sep 2016 11:55:17 -0700, Joy
wrote:

I've created a red dot junkie! I was buying some things at the Dollar
Tree the other day. While I was standing in the checkout line, I
noticed some little laser pointers. I used to have one years ago, and
one of my RB cats was crazy about it, so I bought one to see how my
current cats would react.

Pickles isn't at all interested, but Koala went crazy over it. It
didn't take him long at all to figure out that I had something to do
with it, so now he pesters me constantly to show him the red dot.
Sometimes he'll race up and down the hallway chasing it. Other times he
stays pretty much in one spot and makes occasional jumps at it as it
comes close. Sometimes he'll chase it around in circles.

He used to pester me for his canned food in the evening. Now he pesters
for the red dot instead.



Some cats seem to *love* laser pointers. My Lucy certainly does, I
bought a laser sight for one of rifles and before fitting it, tried it
out on Lucy. It was me who gave up on running the red dot across the
floor, Lucy never seemed to tire of it.


Yes, its' funny how some of them love the pointers and others aren't at
all interested. Pickles shows no interest at all, but Koala pesters me
for it every time I get up, and especially if I walk through the
hallway. He also recognizes the device that makes the red dot.


Sometimes he'll show it to me if he things I don't know what he wants.


That's adorable! This has happened in my place a couple of times: I wake
up in the dead of night to Licky singing the song of his people, which he
performs at top volume. I turn on the light, in case something's wrong,
to find him sitting on the floor looking up at me, with one of his toys
placed on the floor in front of him. How can I get mad at that?? However,
I absolutely do not take him up on his invitation to play. Don't want him
getting the idea that that behavior will get him something he wants!

Koala seems a lot less annoying in his pursuit of games.

Licky has another game now, which I invented: stalk, pounce on, kill,
and eat the crunchy treat. I throw them for him and he goes nuts trying
to stop it from bouncing away, by stepping on it with his paw. Fortunately,
this game is fun and cute and not annoying.

Joyce


That does sound fun and cute.

This afternoon I had physical therapy for a stiff neck. On the way
home, I had a flat tire. That made me much later than usual in getting
home. When I walked in the door, Koala practically screamed "MEOW!" He
wouldn't quit until he saw the red dot. Sometimes when he wants it I
have other things to do. If I'm walking from one room to another, he'll
walk in front of me, meowing all the way. I'm afraid that one of these
days I'm going to trip over him.

Joy


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Old September 9th 16, 03:57 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Will in New Haven[_2_]
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Default Red dot junkie

On Friday, September 9, 2016 at 2:23:36 AM UTC-4, Joy wrote:
On 9/8/2016 6:21 PM, Bastette wrote:
Joy wrote:

On 9/3/2016 8:56 PM, Je?us wrote:
On Fri, 2 Sep 2016 11:55:17 -0700, Joy
wrote:

I've created a red dot junkie! I was buying some things at the Dollar
Tree the other day. While I was standing in the checkout line, I
noticed some little laser pointers. I used to have one years ago, and
one of my RB cats was crazy about it, so I bought one to see how my
current cats would react.

Pickles isn't at all interested, but Koala went crazy over it. It
didn't take him long at all to figure out that I had something to do
with it, so now he pesters me constantly to show him the red dot.
Sometimes he'll race up and down the hallway chasing it. Other times he
stays pretty much in one spot and makes occasional jumps at it as it
comes close. Sometimes he'll chase it around in circles.

He used to pester me for his canned food in the evening. Now he pesters
for the red dot instead.



Some cats seem to *love* laser pointers. My Lucy certainly does, I
bought a laser sight for one of rifles and before fitting it, tried it
out on Lucy. It was me who gave up on running the red dot across the
floor, Lucy never seemed to tire of it.


Yes, its' funny how some of them love the pointers and others aren't at
all interested. Pickles shows no interest at all, but Koala pesters me
for it every time I get up, and especially if I walk through the
hallway. He also recognizes the device that makes the red dot.


Sometimes he'll show it to me if he things I don't know what he wants.


That's adorable! This has happened in my place a couple of times: I wake
up in the dead of night to Licky singing the song of his people, which he
performs at top volume. I turn on the light, in case something's wrong,
to find him sitting on the floor looking up at me, with one of his toys
placed on the floor in front of him. How can I get mad at that?? However,
I absolutely do not take him up on his invitation to play. Don't want him
getting the idea that that behavior will get him something he wants!

Koala seems a lot less annoying in his pursuit of games.

Licky has another game now, which I invented: stalk, pounce on, kill,
and eat the crunchy treat. I throw them for him and he goes nuts trying
to stop it from bouncing away, by stepping on it with his paw. Fortunately,
this game is fun and cute and not annoying.

Joyce


That does sound fun and cute.

This afternoon I had physical therapy for a stiff neck. On the way
home, I had a flat tire. That made me much later than usual in getting
home. When I walked in the door, Koala practically screamed "MEOW!" He
wouldn't quit until he saw the red dot. Sometimes when he wants it I
have other things to do. If I'm walking from one room to another, he'll
walk in front of me, meowing all the way. I'm afraid that one of these
days I'm going to trip over him.


Feather never cared for the red dot after he "caught" it once and couldn't eat it. WooToo loved it. It became the first thing I tried if I had changed her water dish and her food bowl was full and she was still giving the "command beep." SqueakyToy ignores it.

--
Will now in Pompano Beach
"Cuddlesleep is special;
Every hour counts as two.
And cuddle sleep is good for you." Maggie May's Song

  #13  
Old September 10th 16, 02:22 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Jeus[_5_]
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On Fri, 9 Sep 2016 01:21:41 -0000 (UTC), Bastette
wrote:

--
audiophile, n:
Someone who listens to the equipment instead of the music.


Great sig Even though I use 'audiophile' grade equipment, for me
it's ultimately all about the music.
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Old September 10th 16, 02:31 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Bastette
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Je?us wrote:

On Fri, 9 Sep 2016 01:21:41 -0000 (UTC), Bastette
wrote:


--
audiophile, n:
Someone who listens to the equipment instead of the music.


Great sig Even though I use 'audiophile' grade equipment, for me
it's ultimately all about the music.


Thanks. I've known people who refused to listen to music on less than
top-quality equipment. That's all fine and good if you can afford the
good stuff, but I remember someone who couldn't afford it - so they
just didn't listen to music. For *years*. How sad is that?

--
Joyce

- Mommy loves you too my sweaty litter baby fire
- Ummm what mom?
- MY SWEET LITTLE BABY GIRL!! sorry honey!
-- damnyouautocorrect.com
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Old September 10th 16, 11:09 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Jeus[_5_]
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On Sat, 10 Sep 2016 01:31:21 -0000 (UTC), Bastette
wrote:

Je?us wrote:

On Fri, 9 Sep 2016 01:21:41 -0000 (UTC), Bastette
wrote:


--
audiophile, n:
Someone who listens to the equipment instead of the music.


Great sig Even though I use 'audiophile' grade equipment, for me
it's ultimately all about the music.


Thanks. I've known people who refused to listen to music on less than
top-quality equipment. That's all fine and good if you can afford the
good stuff, but I remember someone who couldn't afford it - so they
just didn't listen to music. For *years*. How sad is that?


Extremely sad! I'm a regular on a hifi forum - there seems to be two
camps the one which focuses solely on equipment, and then there is
'our' camp which discusses mostly music (and where best to get it)
moreso than equipment.
 




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