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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted June 08, 2009 09:04      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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Every morning at the MoMan's house the pets want out at Sunrise, the Dog does her thing and is back right away. The Cat is an other issue. She will spend hours outside, well this morning it was raining, a lot of rain. The Mrs and my self checked often to let the Cat back in. About three hours after Sun up she came to the door, I pushed the storm door open, and in she came. The Mrs exclaimed that she had something in her mouth, and reached for the Cat. Thats when the Bird escaped her jaw, and started flying around the laundry room. I am trying to get the door between the rest of the house and the laundry room shut, and the cat is trying to recapture the bird, I got the back door open again and as the bird exited the cat made one last leap at recapturing the bird landing back on the deck as the bird flew away. I let the angry cat back into the house.

Later as the Mrs. sets down on the couch the cat attacks her head, when she moves to a different location the cat jumps up and again attacks her head, Do Cats seek Revenge??

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Icon 1 posted June 08, 2009 09:18      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I don't know about revenge, but our cat has very particular ideas about punishment and who deserves it, and for what. Usually she's satisfied with giving us dirty looks, but sometimes an offense against felinity is so heinous it merits a beating (or three). Maybe she's trying to teach Mrs. Mo Man not to let food escape?

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No, revenge is when the cat pukes on your bed. This is punishment. Your wife is experiencing the wrath of Cat. Toss some crumpled bits of paper at the cat. Maybe that'll distract it...for about five seconds. [Roll Eyes]

My cat stalks me. Even after he knows he's been spotted. And sometimes he knocks things over. On purpose

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In our house, puking isn't really revenge. It's more passive aggressive: Cat is hungry, Monkeys don't get out of bed at 4:30 AM to microwave herring for Cat, Cat vomits from starvation on the hallway rug.

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I've never figured out what ours pukes in revenge for. Maybe kreziserb didn't give him any bacon, or we rubbed him under the chin BEFORE the belly rub and not after. And I swear, sometimes it's just a test of devotion: "Will you still love and snuggle me after I ralph all over your shirt sleeve?"

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_____Well here at the HillTop the dog Ralphs more than the cat, I think it is from the road kill she finds.

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We have four cats. One of them, Rowan, ralphs quite often. It's not revenge though - she is a very nervous cat and she just eats too quickly sometimes and can't keep it down.

Travis is different. If you don't display the correct amount of obeisance when you walk past her she will hit you. If you ignore her from a distance so she can't hit you, she will knock your stuff off shelves.

Bramble and Bailey don't do revenge or punishment, they just sulk [Smile]

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Yeah, Cat also vomits from eating too much. Though since we've switched to making our own food, it doesn't happen nearly as much (only the time I misjudged the amount of herring). Maswan hypothesizes that she would eat the dry food until she was full, then drink (an observable sequence of events), and then the food would absorb the water in her stomach, expand, and she would vomit.

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quote:
originally posted by fs:
Maswan hypothesizes that she would eat the dry food until she was full, then drink (an observable sequence of events), and then the food would absorb the water in her stomach, expand, and she would vomit.

This sounded plausible, so I discussed it with Mrs Grummash and we reckon it's about right. The only times Rowan yaks up meat/gravy is when she's trying to puke up some grass she's eaten.
But when she eats the dry biscuits she always drinks a lot of water straight afterwards and sometimes she will vomit the biscuits within two minutes of drinking. And they are quite swollen compared to their dry state.

Mystery solved. [thumbsup]

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I'm glad we aren't the only couple that has discussions about the things that come out of the Cat. (After prolonged Cat-illness, we really need a new topic of conversation.)

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We haven't really figured out what makes our cat yak. We don't give him a lot of dry food and while we change flavors on him daily that doesn't seem to trigger the puking. Nor does his daily chunk of raw meat (kreziserb has thoroughly spoiled our cat [Roll Eyes] ). Sometimes, after he's coughed something up, he at least has the grace to act embarrassed about it. Other times, I swear, he's either testing our devotion or Sending us a Message.

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