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Old September 24th 07, 02:12 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Daniel Mahoney
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Having 6 furry owners, we of course have a lot of cat toys spread all
around the house. Of special interest are the feather wands. We've got a
plastic wand with an orange marabou feather on the end that Sammy has
claimed as his own. We also have a couple of boa feathers attached to
plastic wands, a red one and a brown one. Harri used to claim the red one
as hers, but now has switched to the brown one.

Every once in a while, usually after I've gone to bed, Harri will pick up
her boa feather, hold it in her mouth, and meow. This is very unusual as
Harri generally doesn't meow, she squeaks. But when it's boa feather time,
she let's out with "mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww... mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww...
mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww...". She doesn't carry it through the house, she just
sits in one place with it and meows.

When she does this I generally go find her to be sure she's all right. As
soon as she sees me looking at her she'll stop meowing, put the feather
down, and come over for pets. Never for long, it's more like she's saying
"Thanks for looking in on me". I still haven't quite figured out what the
feather song means.

Last night I went to bed around my usual time, but laid awake for a couple
hours unable to get to sleep. Around 1:00 AM I was about half asleep when
I heard "mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww..." from the dining room. This went on for a
few minutes then stopped. Then just a couple minutes later,
"mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww..." from the top landing of the stairs. I knew it
Harri doing her feather song, but I was so tired at that moment that I
don't think I could have climbed out of bed if the house was on fire.
Nancy, however, was closer to being awake. She called out "It's ok, Harri,
everybody is fine and the boa feather is all yours." I guess that was all
she was looking for, because the meowing stopped.

When I got up this morning I found that Harri had left her boa feather at
the top of the stairs. When I came downstairs I got my usual Harri snuggle
while I watched the morning news, so all is fine with the Roadcat. I just
wish I knew what the feather song really meant!

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Old September 24th 07, 02:21 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Suz
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On Sep 24, 8:12?am, Daniel Mahoney wrote:
Having 6 furry owners, we of course have a lot of cat toys spread all
around the house. Of special interest are the feather wands. We've got a
plastic wand with an orange marabou feather on the end that Sammy has
claimed as his own. We also have a couple of boa feathers attached to
plastic wands, a red one and a brown one. Harri used to claim the red one
as hers, but now has switched to the brown one.

Every once in a while, usually after I've gone to bed, Harri will pick up
her boa feather, hold it in her mouth, and meow. This is very unusual as
Harri generally doesn't meow, she squeaks. But when it's boa feather time,
she let's out with "mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww... mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww...
mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww...". She doesn't carry it through the house, she just
sits in one place with it and meows.

When she does this I generally go find her to be sure she's all right. As
soon as she sees me looking at her she'll stop meowing, put the feather
down, and come over for pets. Never for long, it's more like she's saying
"Thanks for looking in on me". I still haven't quite figured out what the
feather song means.

Last night I went to bed around my usual time, but laid awake for a couple
hours unable to get to sleep. Around 1:00 AM I was about half asleep when
I heard "mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww..." from the dining room. This went on for a
few minutes then stopped. Then just a couple minutes later,
"mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww..." from the top landing of the stairs. I knew it
Harri doing her feather song, but I was so tired at that moment that I
don't think I could have climbed out of bed if the house was on fire.
Nancy, however, was closer to being awake. She called out "It's ok, Harri,
everybody is fine and the boa feather is all yours." I guess that was all
she was looking for, because the meowing stopped.

When I got up this morning I found that Harri had left her boa feather at
the top of the stairs. When I came downstairs I got my usual Harri snuggle
while I watched the morning news, so all is fine with the Roadcat. I just
wish I knew what the feather song really meant!



Sometimes they just want to hear your voice. When Spicey wakes up
from she'll peek her head into the living room doorway and meow. I say
Hi, I'm here which is all she wants.
Suz&Spicey

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Old September 24th 07, 04:40 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"Daniel Mahoney" wrote in message
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Having 6 furry owners, we of course have a lot of cat toys spread all
around the house. Of special interest are the feather wands. We've got a
plastic wand with an orange marabou feather on the end that Sammy has
claimed as his own. We also have a couple of boa feathers attached to
plastic wands, a red one and a brown one. Harri used to claim the red one
as hers, but now has switched to the brown one.

Every once in a while, usually after I've gone to bed, Harri will pick up
her boa feather, hold it in her mouth, and meow. This is very unusual as
Harri generally doesn't meow, she squeaks. But when it's boa feather time,
she let's out with "mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww... mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww...
mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww...". She doesn't carry it through the house, she just
sits in one place with it and meows.

When she does this I generally go find her to be sure she's all right. As
soon as she sees me looking at her she'll stop meowing, put the feather
down, and come over for pets. Never for long, it's more like she's saying
"Thanks for looking in on me". I still haven't quite figured out what the
feather song means.

Last night I went to bed around my usual time, but laid awake for a couple
hours unable to get to sleep. Around 1:00 AM I was about half asleep when
I heard "mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww..." from the dining room. This went on for a
few minutes then stopped. Then just a couple minutes later,
"mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww..." from the top landing of the stairs. I knew it
Harri doing her feather song, but I was so tired at that moment that I
don't think I could have climbed out of bed if the house was on fire.
Nancy, however, was closer to being awake. She called out "It's ok, Harri,
everybody is fine and the boa feather is all yours." I guess that was all
she was looking for, because the meowing stopped.

When I got up this morning I found that Harri had left her boa feather at
the top of the stairs. When I came downstairs I got my usual Harri snuggle
while I watched the morning news, so all is fine with the Roadcat. I just
wish I knew what the feather song really meant!



Maybe it's something like
"I GOTTA BOA FETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"



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Old September 24th 07, 07:05 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Daniel Mahoney wrote:


Every once in a while, usually after I've gone to bed, Harri will pick up
her boa feather, hold it in her mouth, and meow. This is very unusual as
Harri generally doesn't meow, she squeaks. But when it's boa feather time,
she let's out with "mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww... mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww...
mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww...". She doesn't carry it through the house, she just
sits in one place with it and meows.


Both of mine do the same thing - quite loud, and usually
late at night! (Although they also carry it around a bit.)
The house is full of cat-toys, yet it's only this one
particular toy that evokes that response. If you figure out
why Harri does it, please share - I'm totally at a loss to
explain it.
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Old September 24th 07, 10:43 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)" wrote:

Daniel Mahoney wrote:


Every once in a while, usually after I've gone to bed, Harri will pick up
her boa feather, hold it in her mouth, and meow. This is very unusual as
Harri generally doesn't meow, she squeaks. But when it's boa feather time,
she let's out with "mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww... mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww...
mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww...". She doesn't carry it through the house, she just
sits in one place with it and meows.


Both of mine do the same thing - quite loud, and usually
late at night! (Although they also carry it around a bit.)
The house is full of cat-toys, yet it's only this one
particular toy that evokes that response. If you figure out
why Harri does it, please share - I'm totally at a loss to
explain it.


Licky does this, too - but only with live "toys" (moths and some
unidentified flying insects). If something's on the wall too high
for him to reach, he'll sit under it, staring up intently with
every muscle quivering, and let out big yowls.

Joyce
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Old September 24th 07, 10:44 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Daniel Mahoney wrote:

Having 6 furry owners, we of course have a lot of cat toys spread all
around the house. Of special interest are the feather wands. We've got a
plastic wand with an orange marabou feather on the end that Sammy has
claimed as his own. We also have a couple of boa feathers attached to
plastic wands, a red one and a brown one. Harri used to claim the red one
as hers, but now has switched to the brown one.


Every once in a while, usually after I've gone to bed, Harri will pick up
her boa feather, hold it in her mouth, and meow. This is very unusual as
Harri generally doesn't meow, she squeaks. But when it's boa feather time,
she let's out with "mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww... mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww...
mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww...". She doesn't carry it through the house, she just
sits in one place with it and meows.


When she does this I generally go find her to be sure she's all right. As
soon as she sees me looking at her she'll stop meowing, put the feather
down, and come over for pets. Never for long, it's more like she's saying
"Thanks for looking in on me". I still haven't quite figured out what the
feather song means.


Last night I went to bed around my usual time, but laid awake for a couple
hours unable to get to sleep. Around 1:00 AM I was about half asleep when
I heard "mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww..." from the dining room. This went on for a
few minutes then stopped. Then just a couple minutes later,
"mrrrrrrrrrrrooowwwww..." from the top landing of the stairs. I knew it
Harri doing her feather song, but I was so tired at that moment that I
don't think I could have climbed out of bed if the house was on fire.
Nancy, however, was closer to being awake. She called out "It's ok, Harri,
everybody is fine and the boa feather is all yours." I guess that was all
she was looking for, because the meowing stopped.


When I got up this morning I found that Harri had left her boa feather at
the top of the stairs. When I came downstairs I got my usual Harri snuggle
while I watched the morning news, so all is fine with the Roadcat. I just
wish I knew what the feather song really meant!



She's so cute!!

Joyce
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Old September 24th 07, 10:53 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"Kreisleriana" drtmuiratearthlink.net wrote:
Maybe it's something like
"I GOTTA BOA FETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


LOL. I've heard that momcats have a "Come and get it!" call for their
kittens when they've brought a catch.

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Old September 25th 07, 01:58 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"Takayuki" wrote in message
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"Kreisleriana" drtmuiratearthlink.net wrote:
Maybe it's something like
"I GOTTA BOA FETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


LOL. I've heard that momcats have a "Come and get it!" call for their
kittens when they've brought a catch.


One reason its such a shame there are already far too many kittens being
born most places. It really is a delight to watch a momma cat raise her
young.

That was something I was able to do when I was a kid. I stayed at my
grandma's house and the neighbors farm cat always had kittens. Nice to be
young and enjoy them and not worry where they ended up.

Jo


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Old September 25th 07, 02:21 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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jofirey wrote:

One reason its such a shame there are already far too many kittens being
born most places. It really is a delight to watch a momma cat raise her
young.


That was something I was able to do when I was a kid. I stayed at my
grandma's house and the neighbors farm cat always had kittens. Nice to be
young and enjoy them and not worry where they ended up.


You could always foster a mother cat and kittens from a rescue group.
That's not an option for me now (3 cats already in small apartment -
they'd mutiny if I brought in a brood!). But sometime I do plan to
do this.

Joyce
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Old September 25th 07, 04:34 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Sep 24, 9:12 am, Daniel Mahoney wrote:
I just
wish I knew what the feather song really meant!


If the song resembles "I shot the sheriff" it might mean:
"I caught the birdie
and I think my feat deserves a little praise"

Good kitty Harri, you brought it down in mid-air too, I'll bet.

Auntie Julie

 




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