?

Log in

No account? Create an account

[icon] Music quiz answers, etc - Patti
View:Recent Entries.
View:Archive.
View:Friends.
View:Profile.
View:Website (pattib.org).

Security:
Subject:Music quiz answers, etc
Time:09:59 pm
I unscreened all of the comments to my recent music quiz. You guys know your Beatles better than obscure stuff.




I think I'm going to do another music quiz when I have time. This one will be all showtunes, so most of you will hate it.




It occurred to me the other day that I've never heard either of the kittens meow. They both purr, but I've never heard them vocalize in any way.
comments: Leave a comment Previous Entry Share Next Entry


andrewhime
Link:(Link)
Time:2009-09-11 05:42 am (UTC)
Ancho used to never talk. Within like the last year, she's become VERY vocal. Just moods, I guess.
(Reply) (Thread)


andrewhime
Link:(Link)
Time:2009-09-11 05:42 am (UTC)
I should clarify very compared to not at all, I'm sure she's not the chattiest chat.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


whitebird
Link:(Link)
Time:2009-09-11 06:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, the Beatles quiz was like shooting fish in a barrel, so I didn't even think to type in the answers.

Also, the new The Beatles Mono box set is truly lovely. All albums up to the The Beatles (white album) were mixed both mono and stereo, and they remastered both sets, and made a very very nice box set with the mono ones! I'm in Beatles heaven.
(Reply) (Thread)


bldrnrpdx
Link:(Link)
Time:2009-09-11 11:04 pm (UTC)
My understanding is that wild/feral cats rarely meow. It's apparently a learned behavior from hanging a lot around talkative humans. Both of my cats, who have been indoor cats from very early on, talk a lot. The neighborhood cat, who is outdoors pretty much all hours, doesn't meow at all. M's cats, who have been indoor/outdoor cats most of their lives, only really meow a little, and mostly at mealtimes.
(Reply) (Thread)


jcdill
Subject:cat vocalizing
Link:(Link)
Time:2009-09-12 05:27 pm (UTC)
My cat, Cat Five, is a silver tabby and white shorthair. I have a friend who has an almost identical cat, Spice Girl. When I first saw her cat I was startled and wondered how my cat had sneaked out of my house, into the car, and then (without crying the whole trip, impossible!) out of the car at my friend's house - they are that much alike in looks. However, they are completely opposite in vocalization.

Spice Girl has the most whisper soft meow - almost like the sound a debarked dog makes. But her purr is very loud, you can hear it from across the room. She is also a very cuddly kitty and loves to sit near or on you and purr.

Cat Five has an almost inaudible purr. You pretty much have to be touching her so you can feel it rather than hear it. She isn't much of a cuddler - doesn't like to be held and never sits on laps but will sometimes sit near you or next to you (e.g. curled up next to your thigh). However, she has a very clear meow, especially when she is announcing the status (empty) of her food dish.

I've been doing positive reinforcement with Cat Five. She got sick last year and has been getting medication for her liver. In the beginning I had to dose her with a syringe but then I discovered that if I put the medicine on some tuna she would eat the tuna and the medication together. So every day she gets a small bit of tuna with her medicine on it. In the early days I was just happy to see her eat - her medical condition was diagnosed by her lack of appetitie and loss of weight. Once she was eating well, she started to be quite demanding (vocal) about wanting her tuna. So now I don't put the tuna down if she's meowing - I wait until she's quiet before the dish goes down. This has made things ever so much more pleasant in the kitchen! Second, when it's time for the tuna she has to rub her head on my hand before I'll put the dish down. I've shaped her behavior from "touching" my hand with her nose, to standing to touch (like a dog begging), to standing and rubbing her head on my hand. As a great side effect, she's becoming much more cuddly overall even away from the kitchen, away from the tuna.

Trader Joe's sells "tuna for cats" at 49¢ a can. This is much cheaper than regular canned cat food. They include bits of the bones along with the meat, which is a more natural diet for cats (higher in calcium), as cats eat the bones when they catch prey.
(Reply) (Thread)

[icon] Music quiz answers, etc - Patti
View:Recent Entries.
View:Archive.
View:Friends.
View:Profile.
View:Website (pattib.org).