So, after creating the Tea Thread
, another passion of mine that I've long intended to create a thread here for is cats
. To fill this void, here is the MI6 Community Cats Thread
. I've taken the thread title from the expression "Crazy Cat Lady" and expanded its remit to make it more "gender neutral" for the modern world. I'm sure that there are just as many Crazy Cat Gentlemen out there as Crazy Cat Ladies, hence the much more inclusive title of this thread. Another expression that one hears a lot of now is that "Cats rule the internet" and this is no doubt true, considering all of the cute videos and pictures of cats out there as well as memes and other modern expressions of the Internet Age. This being so, I thought that it was high time that cats, as animals and pets, had a thread of their very own here on MI6 Community. Hopefully, cats will rule MI6 Community too! ;)
So, this is the space to discuss all aspects of cats (though not Big Cats like tigers and leopards of course!). I myself currently have two cats: a tabby cat called Kitty who was born in 2012 and a black and white kitten called Millie who was born in late July 2017 and whom I have had as a pet since 18 September 2017. Before this, I had (along with Kitty) a cat called Lucy (it was my brother's cat but in later years it came to live with us of its own accord, as we do not own a dog and he does). Sadly, Lucy, who was around 12 years old or so (perhaps a bit older), died on Friday 10 March 2017. Posted below you can see a short video from January 2017 of a rare moment when (rather reluctantly on the part of Kitty) they both shared a cushion on the sofa together for the first time. Lucy and Kitty appear in the order of their names:
I know that @Ludovico
and myself (albeit in painting form; the cat/kitten looks like my own cat Millie by the way) all feature cats in their avatars so I assume they will post their thoughts on cats as pets at the very least! Sorry if I have inadvertently missed any cat avatars on MI6 Community.
So, I'd love to hear of your experiences with cats as pets or even other people's pets, strays etc. Are you a Crazy Cat Person?
But six days after we had the vet put our tomcat Anton to sleep, we went to the regional animal shelter and got the two cuties below, Henna (the red one) and Zoe (the other). Henna is still very shy, she must have had some awful experiences before being dropped at the shelter. We love both. But Zoe is really the perfect cat, having owned us from when she left the carrier basket coming here two weeks ago. Attentive, adventurous, cuddly without end, and at the same time totally peaceful. Neither of them has ever scratched either of us since we got them, but with Zoe we wondered how she ever ended up (well, she didn't) at the shelter at all.
Here they are:
This is Chris- he's my original cat (and my favorite). Even people who hate cats seem to like Chris!
Here he is with another cats claw stuck to his nose because he's always starting shit :))
This is Abby- she's my wife's cat from before we met (similar to Chris). She's grumpy and has a human face that I like to make fun of
Check it out: I took literally the same picture 2 years apart! Her face never changes!
Next we have Westley- the cat we bought as a couple. He's awesome and always getting into trouble. He even loves driving!
Finally we have Loki- he belonged to a friend (we didn't name him) and the idea was, we were going to cat-sit him for 6 months while they went to South Korea to teach English or something. They ended up moving there so apparently the cat is ours now, lol. We couldn't be happier though- he's really cool and gets along with the others.
I swear he has no skeleton
Also, is there just a high pet fee or are they not allowed period? Because that does make a difference on what you can get away with.
We did exactly that when we were renting: we smuggled a cat in. Twice. Cats adopts humans more than we adopt them.
And yes count me as a crazy cat person.
I probably could, as my landlady lives a long way away and rarely visits! I don't think my flatmate would go for it, though; she's not as keen on small furry things as I am.
Yes, I would say so. I should have perhaps mentioned Blofeld in the OP but I thought he would no doubt come up in the discussion, and he has!
No but he's maybe the most extreme one. He seems to have affection only for his cat.
You've finally cracked the YOLT Easter Egg. Congratulations!
"So you just tell Daddy I'm on my way to the U. - S .- S. - R. That's short for Russia."
(PS: Among the top three funniest movies I know. But I digress.)
That pic of him up on his hind legs is adorable. I suspect he is not actually attaccing but after some food/attention :)
He looks like my Odin.