The Sparky Report #3

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Sparky being silly

Sherrie, here. Yes, as you can see by the title of this installment, the godkitten finally has a name:  Sparky. It seems suitable, as the kitten was found orphanced on the 4th of July. Go here for the full story. When I first found Sparky, she weighed 9 ounces. Today, she weighs a healthy 2.1 pounds.

Besides a new name, Sparky has something else: a new gender. Sparky is a girl! This was confirmed by the same vet who had tentatively pronounced her a boy a month earlier. So Dee, who commented last week that she was sure Sparky would end up being classified as a torbie and a female, was right on both counts! Good job, Dee! Boy or girl, Sparky has wormed her way into my heart.

She also seems to have wormed her way into my young Boxer's heart, as the two have become playmates. Here are some pictures of them playing together.

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Sparky's favorite place to hang out is my desk, as it provides an entire arsenal of cool things to play with, such as the following:

 

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Sparky killing a rubber band

 

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Killing a pencil

 

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Falling over backwards while killing a Kleenex tissue

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Killing a roll of paper towels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another of Sparky's favorite pastimes is hanging out with my other cat, Christopher, who has become Sparky's surrogate parent. Christopher has a unique way of disciplining Sparky when she needs to mind her manners.

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Step #1: Raise paw in warning and look stern

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Step #2: Press down hard on back until kitten promises to behave.

 

 

 

 

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And after the discipline, they're friends again. All is forgiven, until the next time Sparky gets into trouble!

140 thoughts on “The Sparky Report #3”

  1. Sparky and your Sunday posts are such a treat! They just make my day. And Sherrie, you are a fantastic photographer – that last picture of the two of them is priceless. 🙂

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  2. Sparky and your Sunday posts are such a treat! They just make my day. And Sherrie, you are a fantastic photographer – that last picture of the two of them is priceless. 🙂

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  3. Sparky and your Sunday posts are such a treat! They just make my day. And Sherrie, you are a fantastic photographer – that last picture of the two of them is priceless. 🙂

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  4. Sparky and your Sunday posts are such a treat! They just make my day. And Sherrie, you are a fantastic photographer – that last picture of the two of them is priceless. 🙂

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  5. Sparky and your Sunday posts are such a treat! They just make my day. And Sherrie, you are a fantastic photographer – that last picture of the two of them is priceless. 🙂

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  6. Thank you, Donna. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Sparky posts. It’s a little something extra for our blog readers, courtesy of the Wenches’ good graces (after all, Sparky *is* their godkitten!)
    I enjoy taking pictures of my pets, and that last picture was a chance lucky shot!

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  7. Thank you, Donna. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Sparky posts. It’s a little something extra for our blog readers, courtesy of the Wenches’ good graces (after all, Sparky *is* their godkitten!)
    I enjoy taking pictures of my pets, and that last picture was a chance lucky shot!

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  8. Thank you, Donna. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Sparky posts. It’s a little something extra for our blog readers, courtesy of the Wenches’ good graces (after all, Sparky *is* their godkitten!)
    I enjoy taking pictures of my pets, and that last picture was a chance lucky shot!

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  9. Thank you, Donna. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Sparky posts. It’s a little something extra for our blog readers, courtesy of the Wenches’ good graces (after all, Sparky *is* their godkitten!)
    I enjoy taking pictures of my pets, and that last picture was a chance lucky shot!

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  10. Thank you, Donna. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Sparky posts. It’s a little something extra for our blog readers, courtesy of the Wenches’ good graces (after all, Sparky *is* their godkitten!)
    I enjoy taking pictures of my pets, and that last picture was a chance lucky shot!

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  11. Oh, my, I love the photos! Sparky is adorable! Christopher is gorgeous, too!
    I love the Sparky updates! The photo with the boxer is priceless! The photos have cheered me up considerably–earlier in the week, my darling 15 year old cat, His Grace, the Duke of Wellington–beloved Welly, passed away in his sleep.
    I love the name Sparky, btw–it’s my grandmotherly name. 🙂 No Granny or Meemaw for me. Nothing like a 2 yr grandbaby boy toddling around calling me Spahky!

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  12. Oh, my, I love the photos! Sparky is adorable! Christopher is gorgeous, too!
    I love the Sparky updates! The photo with the boxer is priceless! The photos have cheered me up considerably–earlier in the week, my darling 15 year old cat, His Grace, the Duke of Wellington–beloved Welly, passed away in his sleep.
    I love the name Sparky, btw–it’s my grandmotherly name. 🙂 No Granny or Meemaw for me. Nothing like a 2 yr grandbaby boy toddling around calling me Spahky!

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  13. Oh, my, I love the photos! Sparky is adorable! Christopher is gorgeous, too!
    I love the Sparky updates! The photo with the boxer is priceless! The photos have cheered me up considerably–earlier in the week, my darling 15 year old cat, His Grace, the Duke of Wellington–beloved Welly, passed away in his sleep.
    I love the name Sparky, btw–it’s my grandmotherly name. 🙂 No Granny or Meemaw for me. Nothing like a 2 yr grandbaby boy toddling around calling me Spahky!

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  14. Oh, my, I love the photos! Sparky is adorable! Christopher is gorgeous, too!
    I love the Sparky updates! The photo with the boxer is priceless! The photos have cheered me up considerably–earlier in the week, my darling 15 year old cat, His Grace, the Duke of Wellington–beloved Welly, passed away in his sleep.
    I love the name Sparky, btw–it’s my grandmotherly name. 🙂 No Granny or Meemaw for me. Nothing like a 2 yr grandbaby boy toddling around calling me Spahky!

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  15. Oh, my, I love the photos! Sparky is adorable! Christopher is gorgeous, too!
    I love the Sparky updates! The photo with the boxer is priceless! The photos have cheered me up considerably–earlier in the week, my darling 15 year old cat, His Grace, the Duke of Wellington–beloved Welly, passed away in his sleep.
    I love the name Sparky, btw–it’s my grandmotherly name. 🙂 No Granny or Meemaw for me. Nothing like a 2 yr grandbaby boy toddling around calling me Spahky!

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  16. Oh, Debora, how tragic about Welly. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I know what it is to lose a beloved pet. They leave an emptiness behind that can never truly be filled.
    I love that your nickname is Sparky! Your grandson obviously has very good taste. *g*

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  17. Oh, Debora, how tragic about Welly. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I know what it is to lose a beloved pet. They leave an emptiness behind that can never truly be filled.
    I love that your nickname is Sparky! Your grandson obviously has very good taste. *g*

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  18. Oh, Debora, how tragic about Welly. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I know what it is to lose a beloved pet. They leave an emptiness behind that can never truly be filled.
    I love that your nickname is Sparky! Your grandson obviously has very good taste. *g*

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  19. Oh, Debora, how tragic about Welly. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I know what it is to lose a beloved pet. They leave an emptiness behind that can never truly be filled.
    I love that your nickname is Sparky! Your grandson obviously has very good taste. *g*

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  20. Oh, Debora, how tragic about Welly. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I know what it is to lose a beloved pet. They leave an emptiness behind that can never truly be filled.
    I love that your nickname is Sparky! Your grandson obviously has very good taste. *g*

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  21. Yeaaa, a girl! “Best Ever” pictures. Every one is a special moment caught in timeless kitten life. Do you get any work done at that desk with a tumbling kitten pouncing on every will-o-wisp and keyboard click?
    Love, love, love how you captured Christopher laying down the law. Your talents have no boundaries, and photography is definitely one of them. Wonderful blog documenting Sparky’s progress.

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  22. Yeaaa, a girl! “Best Ever” pictures. Every one is a special moment caught in timeless kitten life. Do you get any work done at that desk with a tumbling kitten pouncing on every will-o-wisp and keyboard click?
    Love, love, love how you captured Christopher laying down the law. Your talents have no boundaries, and photography is definitely one of them. Wonderful blog documenting Sparky’s progress.

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  23. Yeaaa, a girl! “Best Ever” pictures. Every one is a special moment caught in timeless kitten life. Do you get any work done at that desk with a tumbling kitten pouncing on every will-o-wisp and keyboard click?
    Love, love, love how you captured Christopher laying down the law. Your talents have no boundaries, and photography is definitely one of them. Wonderful blog documenting Sparky’s progress.

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  24. Yeaaa, a girl! “Best Ever” pictures. Every one is a special moment caught in timeless kitten life. Do you get any work done at that desk with a tumbling kitten pouncing on every will-o-wisp and keyboard click?
    Love, love, love how you captured Christopher laying down the law. Your talents have no boundaries, and photography is definitely one of them. Wonderful blog documenting Sparky’s progress.

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  25. Yeaaa, a girl! “Best Ever” pictures. Every one is a special moment caught in timeless kitten life. Do you get any work done at that desk with a tumbling kitten pouncing on every will-o-wisp and keyboard click?
    Love, love, love how you captured Christopher laying down the law. Your talents have no boundaries, and photography is definitely one of them. Wonderful blog documenting Sparky’s progress.

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  26. Sherrie, if you only knew how many laughs and smiles you’re bringing us with these baby pictures.
    I suggest but one small caution. Lock every last rubber band away. They are all too ingestible, and expensive/difficult/dangerous to remove once eaten.
    Safe and amusing kitten toys: old socks tied in knots, little pieces of paper crumpled into wads, and even (when you’ve finished the milk) plastic milk gallon caps. 🙂 (Oh, and never underestimate the hilarity of a cardboard box with a few kitten-sized entrances and exits cut into it.)

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  27. Sherrie, if you only knew how many laughs and smiles you’re bringing us with these baby pictures.
    I suggest but one small caution. Lock every last rubber band away. They are all too ingestible, and expensive/difficult/dangerous to remove once eaten.
    Safe and amusing kitten toys: old socks tied in knots, little pieces of paper crumpled into wads, and even (when you’ve finished the milk) plastic milk gallon caps. 🙂 (Oh, and never underestimate the hilarity of a cardboard box with a few kitten-sized entrances and exits cut into it.)

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  28. Sherrie, if you only knew how many laughs and smiles you’re bringing us with these baby pictures.
    I suggest but one small caution. Lock every last rubber band away. They are all too ingestible, and expensive/difficult/dangerous to remove once eaten.
    Safe and amusing kitten toys: old socks tied in knots, little pieces of paper crumpled into wads, and even (when you’ve finished the milk) plastic milk gallon caps. 🙂 (Oh, and never underestimate the hilarity of a cardboard box with a few kitten-sized entrances and exits cut into it.)

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  29. Sherrie, if you only knew how many laughs and smiles you’re bringing us with these baby pictures.
    I suggest but one small caution. Lock every last rubber band away. They are all too ingestible, and expensive/difficult/dangerous to remove once eaten.
    Safe and amusing kitten toys: old socks tied in knots, little pieces of paper crumpled into wads, and even (when you’ve finished the milk) plastic milk gallon caps. 🙂 (Oh, and never underestimate the hilarity of a cardboard box with a few kitten-sized entrances and exits cut into it.)

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  30. Sherrie, if you only knew how many laughs and smiles you’re bringing us with these baby pictures.
    I suggest but one small caution. Lock every last rubber band away. They are all too ingestible, and expensive/difficult/dangerous to remove once eaten.
    Safe and amusing kitten toys: old socks tied in knots, little pieces of paper crumpled into wads, and even (when you’ve finished the milk) plastic milk gallon caps. 🙂 (Oh, and never underestimate the hilarity of a cardboard box with a few kitten-sized entrances and exits cut into it.)

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  31. P.S.
    Just to caption the second pic in the top–the great stand-off in the corner–
    “Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force…”

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  32. P.S.
    Just to caption the second pic in the top–the great stand-off in the corner–
    “Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force…”

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  33. P.S.
    Just to caption the second pic in the top–the great stand-off in the corner–
    “Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force…”

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  34. P.S.
    Just to caption the second pic in the top–the great stand-off in the corner–
    “Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force…”

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  35. P.S.
    Just to caption the second pic in the top–the great stand-off in the corner–
    “Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force…”

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  36. MaeLou, you are so right! Trying to type while a 2 pound ball of fluff bounces around your desk and slaps at your fingers and keyboard means I get little work done.
    Re Christopher: yes, he is being such a good surrogate parent for Sparky, teaching him how to be a proper cat, and doling out discipline when called for. In the above 2 pictures Sparky had been nipping at Christopher’s feet. Christopher hates having his feet touched. After several warnings went unheeded, Christopher unleashed his Mighty Paw of Doom, and held Sparky down. Works like a charm! *g*

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  37. MaeLou, you are so right! Trying to type while a 2 pound ball of fluff bounces around your desk and slaps at your fingers and keyboard means I get little work done.
    Re Christopher: yes, he is being such a good surrogate parent for Sparky, teaching him how to be a proper cat, and doling out discipline when called for. In the above 2 pictures Sparky had been nipping at Christopher’s feet. Christopher hates having his feet touched. After several warnings went unheeded, Christopher unleashed his Mighty Paw of Doom, and held Sparky down. Works like a charm! *g*

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  38. MaeLou, you are so right! Trying to type while a 2 pound ball of fluff bounces around your desk and slaps at your fingers and keyboard means I get little work done.
    Re Christopher: yes, he is being such a good surrogate parent for Sparky, teaching him how to be a proper cat, and doling out discipline when called for. In the above 2 pictures Sparky had been nipping at Christopher’s feet. Christopher hates having his feet touched. After several warnings went unheeded, Christopher unleashed his Mighty Paw of Doom, and held Sparky down. Works like a charm! *g*

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  39. MaeLou, you are so right! Trying to type while a 2 pound ball of fluff bounces around your desk and slaps at your fingers and keyboard means I get little work done.
    Re Christopher: yes, he is being such a good surrogate parent for Sparky, teaching him how to be a proper cat, and doling out discipline when called for. In the above 2 pictures Sparky had been nipping at Christopher’s feet. Christopher hates having his feet touched. After several warnings went unheeded, Christopher unleashed his Mighty Paw of Doom, and held Sparky down. Works like a charm! *g*

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  40. MaeLou, you are so right! Trying to type while a 2 pound ball of fluff bounces around your desk and slaps at your fingers and keyboard means I get little work done.
    Re Christopher: yes, he is being such a good surrogate parent for Sparky, teaching him how to be a proper cat, and doling out discipline when called for. In the above 2 pictures Sparky had been nipping at Christopher’s feet. Christopher hates having his feet touched. After several warnings went unheeded, Christopher unleashed his Mighty Paw of Doom, and held Sparky down. Works like a charm! *g*

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  41. Lucy, I’m delighted that you are getting such enjoyment out of the pictures! Sparky is so photogenic that my camera is always near.
    Thank you for the warning about rubber bands! I have removed all the loose rubber bands from my desk and placed them in a drawer. Good advice! And I’m ahead of you on the cardboard boxes! Sparky just loves her boxes, and she has provided many hours of entertainment–for herself and for me.

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  42. Lucy, I’m delighted that you are getting such enjoyment out of the pictures! Sparky is so photogenic that my camera is always near.
    Thank you for the warning about rubber bands! I have removed all the loose rubber bands from my desk and placed them in a drawer. Good advice! And I’m ahead of you on the cardboard boxes! Sparky just loves her boxes, and she has provided many hours of entertainment–for herself and for me.

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  43. Lucy, I’m delighted that you are getting such enjoyment out of the pictures! Sparky is so photogenic that my camera is always near.
    Thank you for the warning about rubber bands! I have removed all the loose rubber bands from my desk and placed them in a drawer. Good advice! And I’m ahead of you on the cardboard boxes! Sparky just loves her boxes, and she has provided many hours of entertainment–for herself and for me.

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  44. Lucy, I’m delighted that you are getting such enjoyment out of the pictures! Sparky is so photogenic that my camera is always near.
    Thank you for the warning about rubber bands! I have removed all the loose rubber bands from my desk and placed them in a drawer. Good advice! And I’m ahead of you on the cardboard boxes! Sparky just loves her boxes, and she has provided many hours of entertainment–for herself and for me.

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  45. Lucy, I’m delighted that you are getting such enjoyment out of the pictures! Sparky is so photogenic that my camera is always near.
    Thank you for the warning about rubber bands! I have removed all the loose rubber bands from my desk and placed them in a drawer. Good advice! And I’m ahead of you on the cardboard boxes! Sparky just loves her boxes, and she has provided many hours of entertainment–for herself and for me.

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  46. LOL! Loved your caption for the second picture, Lucy! I can just hear Sparky saying that, especially since she seems totally unaware how small she is compared to my 60 lb. Boxer and 78 lb. Doberman.

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  47. LOL! Loved your caption for the second picture, Lucy! I can just hear Sparky saying that, especially since she seems totally unaware how small she is compared to my 60 lb. Boxer and 78 lb. Doberman.

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  48. LOL! Loved your caption for the second picture, Lucy! I can just hear Sparky saying that, especially since she seems totally unaware how small she is compared to my 60 lb. Boxer and 78 lb. Doberman.

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  49. LOL! Loved your caption for the second picture, Lucy! I can just hear Sparky saying that, especially since she seems totally unaware how small she is compared to my 60 lb. Boxer and 78 lb. Doberman.

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  50. LOL! Loved your caption for the second picture, Lucy! I can just hear Sparky saying that, especially since she seems totally unaware how small she is compared to my 60 lb. Boxer and 78 lb. Doberman.

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  51. I’m not a cat lover because I am alergic to them, but these photos are just gorgeous. Keep up the fabulous photography Sherrie.

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  52. I’m not a cat lover because I am alergic to them, but these photos are just gorgeous. Keep up the fabulous photography Sherrie.

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  53. I’m not a cat lover because I am alergic to them, but these photos are just gorgeous. Keep up the fabulous photography Sherrie.

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  54. I’m not a cat lover because I am alergic to them, but these photos are just gorgeous. Keep up the fabulous photography Sherrie.

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  55. I’m not a cat lover because I am alergic to them, but these photos are just gorgeous. Keep up the fabulous photography Sherrie.

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  56. Jenny, I’m allergic to cats, too. *g* But I can’t be without my kitties. Just call me a little old cat lady! Thank you for your compliment regarding my photography. That’s high praise, coming from a non cat lover!

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  57. Jenny, I’m allergic to cats, too. *g* But I can’t be without my kitties. Just call me a little old cat lady! Thank you for your compliment regarding my photography. That’s high praise, coming from a non cat lover!

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  58. Jenny, I’m allergic to cats, too. *g* But I can’t be without my kitties. Just call me a little old cat lady! Thank you for your compliment regarding my photography. That’s high praise, coming from a non cat lover!

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  59. Jenny, I’m allergic to cats, too. *g* But I can’t be without my kitties. Just call me a little old cat lady! Thank you for your compliment regarding my photography. That’s high praise, coming from a non cat lover!

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  60. Jenny, I’m allergic to cats, too. *g* But I can’t be without my kitties. Just call me a little old cat lady! Thank you for your compliment regarding my photography. That’s high praise, coming from a non cat lover!

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  61. Fiona, you’re right–with animals in the house,there is never a dull moment. Just a short while ago I laughed at Sparky, who was mock attacking my Boxer. Sparky–all 2 pounds of her–arched her back, pinned her ears, and then bounced sideways toward the dog. It was too funny. And yes, I agree with you that “Sparky” is the perfect name for her. She’s a real pistol, a regular firebrand!

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  62. Fiona, you’re right–with animals in the house,there is never a dull moment. Just a short while ago I laughed at Sparky, who was mock attacking my Boxer. Sparky–all 2 pounds of her–arched her back, pinned her ears, and then bounced sideways toward the dog. It was too funny. And yes, I agree with you that “Sparky” is the perfect name for her. She’s a real pistol, a regular firebrand!

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  63. Fiona, you’re right–with animals in the house,there is never a dull moment. Just a short while ago I laughed at Sparky, who was mock attacking my Boxer. Sparky–all 2 pounds of her–arched her back, pinned her ears, and then bounced sideways toward the dog. It was too funny. And yes, I agree with you that “Sparky” is the perfect name for her. She’s a real pistol, a regular firebrand!

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  64. Fiona, you’re right–with animals in the house,there is never a dull moment. Just a short while ago I laughed at Sparky, who was mock attacking my Boxer. Sparky–all 2 pounds of her–arched her back, pinned her ears, and then bounced sideways toward the dog. It was too funny. And yes, I agree with you that “Sparky” is the perfect name for her. She’s a real pistol, a regular firebrand!

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  65. Fiona, you’re right–with animals in the house,there is never a dull moment. Just a short while ago I laughed at Sparky, who was mock attacking my Boxer. Sparky–all 2 pounds of her–arched her back, pinned her ears, and then bounced sideways toward the dog. It was too funny. And yes, I agree with you that “Sparky” is the perfect name for her. She’s a real pistol, a regular firebrand!

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  66. Don’t you think in a cat and dog household the cat is in charge?Our old tabby often used to put the big english springer in his place and the cat only had to look at him and the dog would get down out of his own chair to make way for the cat to take over!!Then come and sit at our feet with a ‘I haven’t a chair to sit in mum’ look on his face.

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  67. Don’t you think in a cat and dog household the cat is in charge?Our old tabby often used to put the big english springer in his place and the cat only had to look at him and the dog would get down out of his own chair to make way for the cat to take over!!Then come and sit at our feet with a ‘I haven’t a chair to sit in mum’ look on his face.

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  68. Don’t you think in a cat and dog household the cat is in charge?Our old tabby often used to put the big english springer in his place and the cat only had to look at him and the dog would get down out of his own chair to make way for the cat to take over!!Then come and sit at our feet with a ‘I haven’t a chair to sit in mum’ look on his face.

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  69. Don’t you think in a cat and dog household the cat is in charge?Our old tabby often used to put the big english springer in his place and the cat only had to look at him and the dog would get down out of his own chair to make way for the cat to take over!!Then come and sit at our feet with a ‘I haven’t a chair to sit in mum’ look on his face.

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  70. Don’t you think in a cat and dog household the cat is in charge?Our old tabby often used to put the big english springer in his place and the cat only had to look at him and the dog would get down out of his own chair to make way for the cat to take over!!Then come and sit at our feet with a ‘I haven’t a chair to sit in mum’ look on his face.

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  71. Jo, you’re so right! I’ve always had cats and dogs, and the cats have always ruled the household. More often than not, however, the dogs and cats have become friends. I used to have a Boxer that Christopher adored, and they would pal around together and sleep together.
    Loved the image of your old tabby making the dog get out of his chair! Too funnny!

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  72. Jo, you’re so right! I’ve always had cats and dogs, and the cats have always ruled the household. More often than not, however, the dogs and cats have become friends. I used to have a Boxer that Christopher adored, and they would pal around together and sleep together.
    Loved the image of your old tabby making the dog get out of his chair! Too funnny!

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  73. Jo, you’re so right! I’ve always had cats and dogs, and the cats have always ruled the household. More often than not, however, the dogs and cats have become friends. I used to have a Boxer that Christopher adored, and they would pal around together and sleep together.
    Loved the image of your old tabby making the dog get out of his chair! Too funnny!

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  74. Jo, you’re so right! I’ve always had cats and dogs, and the cats have always ruled the household. More often than not, however, the dogs and cats have become friends. I used to have a Boxer that Christopher adored, and they would pal around together and sleep together.
    Loved the image of your old tabby making the dog get out of his chair! Too funnny!

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  75. Jo, you’re so right! I’ve always had cats and dogs, and the cats have always ruled the household. More often than not, however, the dogs and cats have become friends. I used to have a Boxer that Christopher adored, and they would pal around together and sleep together.
    Loved the image of your old tabby making the dog get out of his chair! Too funnny!

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  76. When life becomes a little more grim than usual, what could be better than a success story like Sparky’s to lift the spirits? Well done for giving her the start she needed, and for keeping us all cheerful with the fantastic pictures!

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  77. When life becomes a little more grim than usual, what could be better than a success story like Sparky’s to lift the spirits? Well done for giving her the start she needed, and for keeping us all cheerful with the fantastic pictures!

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  78. When life becomes a little more grim than usual, what could be better than a success story like Sparky’s to lift the spirits? Well done for giving her the start she needed, and for keeping us all cheerful with the fantastic pictures!

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  79. When life becomes a little more grim than usual, what could be better than a success story like Sparky’s to lift the spirits? Well done for giving her the start she needed, and for keeping us all cheerful with the fantastic pictures!

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  80. When life becomes a little more grim than usual, what could be better than a success story like Sparky’s to lift the spirits? Well done for giving her the start she needed, and for keeping us all cheerful with the fantastic pictures!

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  81. Katherine, thank you so much for your compliments! I love taking pictures of my pets and they’re so used to the camera now that they pay it no attention any more.
    I’m feeling rather virtuous for rescuing Sparky and giving her a loving home, but the fact is, all my animals are rescues! I’ve been adopting rescues for over 40 years, and have had some wonderfully unique pets as a result!

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  82. Katherine, thank you so much for your compliments! I love taking pictures of my pets and they’re so used to the camera now that they pay it no attention any more.
    I’m feeling rather virtuous for rescuing Sparky and giving her a loving home, but the fact is, all my animals are rescues! I’ve been adopting rescues for over 40 years, and have had some wonderfully unique pets as a result!

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  83. Katherine, thank you so much for your compliments! I love taking pictures of my pets and they’re so used to the camera now that they pay it no attention any more.
    I’m feeling rather virtuous for rescuing Sparky and giving her a loving home, but the fact is, all my animals are rescues! I’ve been adopting rescues for over 40 years, and have had some wonderfully unique pets as a result!

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  84. Katherine, thank you so much for your compliments! I love taking pictures of my pets and they’re so used to the camera now that they pay it no attention any more.
    I’m feeling rather virtuous for rescuing Sparky and giving her a loving home, but the fact is, all my animals are rescues! I’ve been adopting rescues for over 40 years, and have had some wonderfully unique pets as a result!

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  85. Katherine, thank you so much for your compliments! I love taking pictures of my pets and they’re so used to the camera now that they pay it no attention any more.
    I’m feeling rather virtuous for rescuing Sparky and giving her a loving home, but the fact is, all my animals are rescues! I’ve been adopting rescues for over 40 years, and have had some wonderfully unique pets as a result!

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  86. I don’t know, Sherrie, might be a little bit of both dog and cat in Sparky! How absolutely adorable those pictures are. And you should feel a little virtuous. All your animals might be rescues, but they all weren’t starving in your barn and crying out for help either! Sparky might have died if not for you. So give yourself a little pat, love that kitty and keep posting pictures. I’m loving it!

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  87. I don’t know, Sherrie, might be a little bit of both dog and cat in Sparky! How absolutely adorable those pictures are. And you should feel a little virtuous. All your animals might be rescues, but they all weren’t starving in your barn and crying out for help either! Sparky might have died if not for you. So give yourself a little pat, love that kitty and keep posting pictures. I’m loving it!

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  88. I don’t know, Sherrie, might be a little bit of both dog and cat in Sparky! How absolutely adorable those pictures are. And you should feel a little virtuous. All your animals might be rescues, but they all weren’t starving in your barn and crying out for help either! Sparky might have died if not for you. So give yourself a little pat, love that kitty and keep posting pictures. I’m loving it!

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  89. I don’t know, Sherrie, might be a little bit of both dog and cat in Sparky! How absolutely adorable those pictures are. And you should feel a little virtuous. All your animals might be rescues, but they all weren’t starving in your barn and crying out for help either! Sparky might have died if not for you. So give yourself a little pat, love that kitty and keep posting pictures. I’m loving it!

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  90. I don’t know, Sherrie, might be a little bit of both dog and cat in Sparky! How absolutely adorable those pictures are. And you should feel a little virtuous. All your animals might be rescues, but they all weren’t starving in your barn and crying out for help either! Sparky might have died if not for you. So give yourself a little pat, love that kitty and keep posting pictures. I’m loving it!

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  91. Wonderful pictures. I like the name and am glad that you have your girl kitty. (And, that she really is a she! ) Good for Christopher that he’s teaching her some manners. Feisty tortis tend to be the ones who push the boundaries. It’s going to be fun watching her grow up.

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  92. Wonderful pictures. I like the name and am glad that you have your girl kitty. (And, that she really is a she! ) Good for Christopher that he’s teaching her some manners. Feisty tortis tend to be the ones who push the boundaries. It’s going to be fun watching her grow up.

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  93. Wonderful pictures. I like the name and am glad that you have your girl kitty. (And, that she really is a she! ) Good for Christopher that he’s teaching her some manners. Feisty tortis tend to be the ones who push the boundaries. It’s going to be fun watching her grow up.

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  94. Wonderful pictures. I like the name and am glad that you have your girl kitty. (And, that she really is a she! ) Good for Christopher that he’s teaching her some manners. Feisty tortis tend to be the ones who push the boundaries. It’s going to be fun watching her grow up.

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  95. Wonderful pictures. I like the name and am glad that you have your girl kitty. (And, that she really is a she! ) Good for Christopher that he’s teaching her some manners. Feisty tortis tend to be the ones who push the boundaries. It’s going to be fun watching her grow up.

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  96. Hi, Theo! Yes, I do believe Sparky would have died had my sister and I not found her in the barn. We have no idea what happened to Sparky’s siblings–she was the only kitten we found, and by golly, she had a pair of lungs on her! The barn was a goodly distance from the house, yet we heard her crying clearly. I think Sparky actually rescued herself. She must have heard our voices. We were on the deck barbecuing for the 4th of July and that’s when we started hearing her.

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  97. Hi, Theo! Yes, I do believe Sparky would have died had my sister and I not found her in the barn. We have no idea what happened to Sparky’s siblings–she was the only kitten we found, and by golly, she had a pair of lungs on her! The barn was a goodly distance from the house, yet we heard her crying clearly. I think Sparky actually rescued herself. She must have heard our voices. We were on the deck barbecuing for the 4th of July and that’s when we started hearing her.

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  98. Hi, Theo! Yes, I do believe Sparky would have died had my sister and I not found her in the barn. We have no idea what happened to Sparky’s siblings–she was the only kitten we found, and by golly, she had a pair of lungs on her! The barn was a goodly distance from the house, yet we heard her crying clearly. I think Sparky actually rescued herself. She must have heard our voices. We were on the deck barbecuing for the 4th of July and that’s when we started hearing her.

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  99. Hi, Theo! Yes, I do believe Sparky would have died had my sister and I not found her in the barn. We have no idea what happened to Sparky’s siblings–she was the only kitten we found, and by golly, she had a pair of lungs on her! The barn was a goodly distance from the house, yet we heard her crying clearly. I think Sparky actually rescued herself. She must have heard our voices. We were on the deck barbecuing for the 4th of July and that’s when we started hearing her.

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  100. Hi, Theo! Yes, I do believe Sparky would have died had my sister and I not found her in the barn. We have no idea what happened to Sparky’s siblings–she was the only kitten we found, and by golly, she had a pair of lungs on her! The barn was a goodly distance from the house, yet we heard her crying clearly. I think Sparky actually rescued herself. She must have heard our voices. We were on the deck barbecuing for the 4th of July and that’s when we started hearing her.

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  101. Dee, you hit the nail on the head. Sparky is indeed feisty, and as you say, she pushes boundaries. I agree–it’s going to be fun watching her grow up. She’s growing so fast already! I want her to stay a kitten forever!
    My elderly Doberman accidentally crashed through the screen door for the slider, and before I could repair it, Sparky learned that it was the Gateway to Adventure. I totally freaked, as I found her several times on the front deck, exploring everything, and she wouldn’t let me catch her, the rascal. I’ve now repaired the screen, much to Sparky’s annoyance. She went running up to the screen door, expecting to bound through the torn corner, but instead it went boing! and she landed on her butt with a screen impression on her nose! She spent a good 10 minutes poking and prying, trying to find a way through that screen!

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  102. Dee, you hit the nail on the head. Sparky is indeed feisty, and as you say, she pushes boundaries. I agree–it’s going to be fun watching her grow up. She’s growing so fast already! I want her to stay a kitten forever!
    My elderly Doberman accidentally crashed through the screen door for the slider, and before I could repair it, Sparky learned that it was the Gateway to Adventure. I totally freaked, as I found her several times on the front deck, exploring everything, and she wouldn’t let me catch her, the rascal. I’ve now repaired the screen, much to Sparky’s annoyance. She went running up to the screen door, expecting to bound through the torn corner, but instead it went boing! and she landed on her butt with a screen impression on her nose! She spent a good 10 minutes poking and prying, trying to find a way through that screen!

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  103. Dee, you hit the nail on the head. Sparky is indeed feisty, and as you say, she pushes boundaries. I agree–it’s going to be fun watching her grow up. She’s growing so fast already! I want her to stay a kitten forever!
    My elderly Doberman accidentally crashed through the screen door for the slider, and before I could repair it, Sparky learned that it was the Gateway to Adventure. I totally freaked, as I found her several times on the front deck, exploring everything, and she wouldn’t let me catch her, the rascal. I’ve now repaired the screen, much to Sparky’s annoyance. She went running up to the screen door, expecting to bound through the torn corner, but instead it went boing! and she landed on her butt with a screen impression on her nose! She spent a good 10 minutes poking and prying, trying to find a way through that screen!

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  104. Dee, you hit the nail on the head. Sparky is indeed feisty, and as you say, she pushes boundaries. I agree–it’s going to be fun watching her grow up. She’s growing so fast already! I want her to stay a kitten forever!
    My elderly Doberman accidentally crashed through the screen door for the slider, and before I could repair it, Sparky learned that it was the Gateway to Adventure. I totally freaked, as I found her several times on the front deck, exploring everything, and she wouldn’t let me catch her, the rascal. I’ve now repaired the screen, much to Sparky’s annoyance. She went running up to the screen door, expecting to bound through the torn corner, but instead it went boing! and she landed on her butt with a screen impression on her nose! She spent a good 10 minutes poking and prying, trying to find a way through that screen!

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  105. Dee, you hit the nail on the head. Sparky is indeed feisty, and as you say, she pushes boundaries. I agree–it’s going to be fun watching her grow up. She’s growing so fast already! I want her to stay a kitten forever!
    My elderly Doberman accidentally crashed through the screen door for the slider, and before I could repair it, Sparky learned that it was the Gateway to Adventure. I totally freaked, as I found her several times on the front deck, exploring everything, and she wouldn’t let me catch her, the rascal. I’ve now repaired the screen, much to Sparky’s annoyance. She went running up to the screen door, expecting to bound through the torn corner, but instead it went boing! and she landed on her butt with a screen impression on her nose! She spent a good 10 minutes poking and prying, trying to find a way through that screen!

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  106. LOL at the screen door story! Just wait until she figures out that she can sneak between the dogs’ legs. Is she going to be an inside kitty or go out, too (Christopher you said was a hunter)?
    And, I bet she was having fun playing catch-me when you were trying to get her back inside! It is perfectly possible to train a cat to recall (come) and other social skills such as sit etc. There are lots of great YouTube videos showing how to clicker train cats and there is an excellent book called Clicker Training for Cats written by an renowned positive reinforcement trainer called Karen Pryor – there are likely used copies for sale online.
    Just like bright children, bright creatures sometimes benefit from skill training. And, if she’s driving you mad for attention of any kind one day, you can simply take 5 minutes and run her through her repertoire of tricks. Positive attention for her, less annoyance for you. (Can you tell I speak from experience?) I had a cat I trained to sit, come, down. My more motivated sibling taught his incredibly bright, find-something-new-and-destructive-hourly cat to come, sit, down, roll over, play dead, shake, jump and stay. Heck, they even have cat agility these days.
    It is a pity they can’t stay that young and cute forever. But, then my tricks cat drove me nuts with his kitten antics and kitten crazies for the first 5 years of his life. So, you may still get some of that too.

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  107. LOL at the screen door story! Just wait until she figures out that she can sneak between the dogs’ legs. Is she going to be an inside kitty or go out, too (Christopher you said was a hunter)?
    And, I bet she was having fun playing catch-me when you were trying to get her back inside! It is perfectly possible to train a cat to recall (come) and other social skills such as sit etc. There are lots of great YouTube videos showing how to clicker train cats and there is an excellent book called Clicker Training for Cats written by an renowned positive reinforcement trainer called Karen Pryor – there are likely used copies for sale online.
    Just like bright children, bright creatures sometimes benefit from skill training. And, if she’s driving you mad for attention of any kind one day, you can simply take 5 minutes and run her through her repertoire of tricks. Positive attention for her, less annoyance for you. (Can you tell I speak from experience?) I had a cat I trained to sit, come, down. My more motivated sibling taught his incredibly bright, find-something-new-and-destructive-hourly cat to come, sit, down, roll over, play dead, shake, jump and stay. Heck, they even have cat agility these days.
    It is a pity they can’t stay that young and cute forever. But, then my tricks cat drove me nuts with his kitten antics and kitten crazies for the first 5 years of his life. So, you may still get some of that too.

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  108. LOL at the screen door story! Just wait until she figures out that she can sneak between the dogs’ legs. Is she going to be an inside kitty or go out, too (Christopher you said was a hunter)?
    And, I bet she was having fun playing catch-me when you were trying to get her back inside! It is perfectly possible to train a cat to recall (come) and other social skills such as sit etc. There are lots of great YouTube videos showing how to clicker train cats and there is an excellent book called Clicker Training for Cats written by an renowned positive reinforcement trainer called Karen Pryor – there are likely used copies for sale online.
    Just like bright children, bright creatures sometimes benefit from skill training. And, if she’s driving you mad for attention of any kind one day, you can simply take 5 minutes and run her through her repertoire of tricks. Positive attention for her, less annoyance for you. (Can you tell I speak from experience?) I had a cat I trained to sit, come, down. My more motivated sibling taught his incredibly bright, find-something-new-and-destructive-hourly cat to come, sit, down, roll over, play dead, shake, jump and stay. Heck, they even have cat agility these days.
    It is a pity they can’t stay that young and cute forever. But, then my tricks cat drove me nuts with his kitten antics and kitten crazies for the first 5 years of his life. So, you may still get some of that too.

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  109. LOL at the screen door story! Just wait until she figures out that she can sneak between the dogs’ legs. Is she going to be an inside kitty or go out, too (Christopher you said was a hunter)?
    And, I bet she was having fun playing catch-me when you were trying to get her back inside! It is perfectly possible to train a cat to recall (come) and other social skills such as sit etc. There are lots of great YouTube videos showing how to clicker train cats and there is an excellent book called Clicker Training for Cats written by an renowned positive reinforcement trainer called Karen Pryor – there are likely used copies for sale online.
    Just like bright children, bright creatures sometimes benefit from skill training. And, if she’s driving you mad for attention of any kind one day, you can simply take 5 minutes and run her through her repertoire of tricks. Positive attention for her, less annoyance for you. (Can you tell I speak from experience?) I had a cat I trained to sit, come, down. My more motivated sibling taught his incredibly bright, find-something-new-and-destructive-hourly cat to come, sit, down, roll over, play dead, shake, jump and stay. Heck, they even have cat agility these days.
    It is a pity they can’t stay that young and cute forever. But, then my tricks cat drove me nuts with his kitten antics and kitten crazies for the first 5 years of his life. So, you may still get some of that too.

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  110. LOL at the screen door story! Just wait until she figures out that she can sneak between the dogs’ legs. Is she going to be an inside kitty or go out, too (Christopher you said was a hunter)?
    And, I bet she was having fun playing catch-me when you were trying to get her back inside! It is perfectly possible to train a cat to recall (come) and other social skills such as sit etc. There are lots of great YouTube videos showing how to clicker train cats and there is an excellent book called Clicker Training for Cats written by an renowned positive reinforcement trainer called Karen Pryor – there are likely used copies for sale online.
    Just like bright children, bright creatures sometimes benefit from skill training. And, if she’s driving you mad for attention of any kind one day, you can simply take 5 minutes and run her through her repertoire of tricks. Positive attention for her, less annoyance for you. (Can you tell I speak from experience?) I had a cat I trained to sit, come, down. My more motivated sibling taught his incredibly bright, find-something-new-and-destructive-hourly cat to come, sit, down, roll over, play dead, shake, jump and stay. Heck, they even have cat agility these days.
    It is a pity they can’t stay that young and cute forever. But, then my tricks cat drove me nuts with his kitten antics and kitten crazies for the first 5 years of his life. So, you may still get some of that too.

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  111. Dee, I really REALLY appreciate any cat training info you have. I’ve trained dogs for years, used to show Dobermans in obedience and conformation, and more recently volunteered at the local humane society until a bad back and leg forced me to resign. Volunteers at the HS have to go through extensive training before being allowed to work with the animals, and they espouse positive/clicker/reward training.I worked with some very difficult dogs and cats at the HS.
    Karen Pryor! I have all kinds of dog training books, Karen Pryor’s among them. Actually, it’s an audiobook. As I write this, a large jar of doggie treats sits on the corner of my desk, with my clicker resting on the lid. *g*
    Yes, I plan on letting Sparky be an indoor/outdoor cat, as have all my other cats in the past. I know indoor cats live longer, but I would go wild with sneezing and itching if they were indoor-only. Plus, I couldn’t handle the constant vigilance of preventing escapes, nor the fact I love to leave my doors and windows open in the summer, so that isn’t practical for an indoor-only cat.
    Also, I have doggy doors for my two dogs, and my cats have always used the doggy doors too. But I do care for my cats. They always come in at night and, believe it or not, they even have their own bedroom. I close them in their room at bedtime where they are safe, each night. I’ll keep Sparky an indoor cat for as long as possible before allowing her outside. But the little rascal has already been nosing around the doggy door, as she has seen Christopher hopping in and out. I really don’t want her going outside until she’s at least a year old. (We’ll see how long *that* lasts!) *g*
    Sherrie, sitting here in a sweltering 80 degree house, while my only 2 fans are aimed at my dogs on one side of the room, and the cats on the other side! Spoiled pets? What makes you say that?!!

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  112. Dee, I really REALLY appreciate any cat training info you have. I’ve trained dogs for years, used to show Dobermans in obedience and conformation, and more recently volunteered at the local humane society until a bad back and leg forced me to resign. Volunteers at the HS have to go through extensive training before being allowed to work with the animals, and they espouse positive/clicker/reward training.I worked with some very difficult dogs and cats at the HS.
    Karen Pryor! I have all kinds of dog training books, Karen Pryor’s among them. Actually, it’s an audiobook. As I write this, a large jar of doggie treats sits on the corner of my desk, with my clicker resting on the lid. *g*
    Yes, I plan on letting Sparky be an indoor/outdoor cat, as have all my other cats in the past. I know indoor cats live longer, but I would go wild with sneezing and itching if they were indoor-only. Plus, I couldn’t handle the constant vigilance of preventing escapes, nor the fact I love to leave my doors and windows open in the summer, so that isn’t practical for an indoor-only cat.
    Also, I have doggy doors for my two dogs, and my cats have always used the doggy doors too. But I do care for my cats. They always come in at night and, believe it or not, they even have their own bedroom. I close them in their room at bedtime where they are safe, each night. I’ll keep Sparky an indoor cat for as long as possible before allowing her outside. But the little rascal has already been nosing around the doggy door, as she has seen Christopher hopping in and out. I really don’t want her going outside until she’s at least a year old. (We’ll see how long *that* lasts!) *g*
    Sherrie, sitting here in a sweltering 80 degree house, while my only 2 fans are aimed at my dogs on one side of the room, and the cats on the other side! Spoiled pets? What makes you say that?!!

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  113. Dee, I really REALLY appreciate any cat training info you have. I’ve trained dogs for years, used to show Dobermans in obedience and conformation, and more recently volunteered at the local humane society until a bad back and leg forced me to resign. Volunteers at the HS have to go through extensive training before being allowed to work with the animals, and they espouse positive/clicker/reward training.I worked with some very difficult dogs and cats at the HS.
    Karen Pryor! I have all kinds of dog training books, Karen Pryor’s among them. Actually, it’s an audiobook. As I write this, a large jar of doggie treats sits on the corner of my desk, with my clicker resting on the lid. *g*
    Yes, I plan on letting Sparky be an indoor/outdoor cat, as have all my other cats in the past. I know indoor cats live longer, but I would go wild with sneezing and itching if they were indoor-only. Plus, I couldn’t handle the constant vigilance of preventing escapes, nor the fact I love to leave my doors and windows open in the summer, so that isn’t practical for an indoor-only cat.
    Also, I have doggy doors for my two dogs, and my cats have always used the doggy doors too. But I do care for my cats. They always come in at night and, believe it or not, they even have their own bedroom. I close them in their room at bedtime where they are safe, each night. I’ll keep Sparky an indoor cat for as long as possible before allowing her outside. But the little rascal has already been nosing around the doggy door, as she has seen Christopher hopping in and out. I really don’t want her going outside until she’s at least a year old. (We’ll see how long *that* lasts!) *g*
    Sherrie, sitting here in a sweltering 80 degree house, while my only 2 fans are aimed at my dogs on one side of the room, and the cats on the other side! Spoiled pets? What makes you say that?!!

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  114. Dee, I really REALLY appreciate any cat training info you have. I’ve trained dogs for years, used to show Dobermans in obedience and conformation, and more recently volunteered at the local humane society until a bad back and leg forced me to resign. Volunteers at the HS have to go through extensive training before being allowed to work with the animals, and they espouse positive/clicker/reward training.I worked with some very difficult dogs and cats at the HS.
    Karen Pryor! I have all kinds of dog training books, Karen Pryor’s among them. Actually, it’s an audiobook. As I write this, a large jar of doggie treats sits on the corner of my desk, with my clicker resting on the lid. *g*
    Yes, I plan on letting Sparky be an indoor/outdoor cat, as have all my other cats in the past. I know indoor cats live longer, but I would go wild with sneezing and itching if they were indoor-only. Plus, I couldn’t handle the constant vigilance of preventing escapes, nor the fact I love to leave my doors and windows open in the summer, so that isn’t practical for an indoor-only cat.
    Also, I have doggy doors for my two dogs, and my cats have always used the doggy doors too. But I do care for my cats. They always come in at night and, believe it or not, they even have their own bedroom. I close them in their room at bedtime where they are safe, each night. I’ll keep Sparky an indoor cat for as long as possible before allowing her outside. But the little rascal has already been nosing around the doggy door, as she has seen Christopher hopping in and out. I really don’t want her going outside until she’s at least a year old. (We’ll see how long *that* lasts!) *g*
    Sherrie, sitting here in a sweltering 80 degree house, while my only 2 fans are aimed at my dogs on one side of the room, and the cats on the other side! Spoiled pets? What makes you say that?!!

    Reply
  115. Dee, I really REALLY appreciate any cat training info you have. I’ve trained dogs for years, used to show Dobermans in obedience and conformation, and more recently volunteered at the local humane society until a bad back and leg forced me to resign. Volunteers at the HS have to go through extensive training before being allowed to work with the animals, and they espouse positive/clicker/reward training.I worked with some very difficult dogs and cats at the HS.
    Karen Pryor! I have all kinds of dog training books, Karen Pryor’s among them. Actually, it’s an audiobook. As I write this, a large jar of doggie treats sits on the corner of my desk, with my clicker resting on the lid. *g*
    Yes, I plan on letting Sparky be an indoor/outdoor cat, as have all my other cats in the past. I know indoor cats live longer, but I would go wild with sneezing and itching if they were indoor-only. Plus, I couldn’t handle the constant vigilance of preventing escapes, nor the fact I love to leave my doors and windows open in the summer, so that isn’t practical for an indoor-only cat.
    Also, I have doggy doors for my two dogs, and my cats have always used the doggy doors too. But I do care for my cats. They always come in at night and, believe it or not, they even have their own bedroom. I close them in their room at bedtime where they are safe, each night. I’ll keep Sparky an indoor cat for as long as possible before allowing her outside. But the little rascal has already been nosing around the doggy door, as she has seen Christopher hopping in and out. I really don’t want her going outside until she’s at least a year old. (We’ll see how long *that* lasts!) *g*
    Sherrie, sitting here in a sweltering 80 degree house, while my only 2 fans are aimed at my dogs on one side of the room, and the cats on the other side! Spoiled pets? What makes you say that?!!

    Reply

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