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May. 14th, 2006 | 09:23 pm
location: Rainforest
mood: sleepy sleepy
music: Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
posted by: raisedbycats in burmese_cats

Hi,

As an owner of (or is that owned by?) 6 Burmese, I hope to be at home here. You already know about the furry members of the pride as strawberry_smut has told you all about them in

http://community.livejournal.com/burmese_cats/13072.html#cutid1

We view ourselves very much as one pride, both human and feline and this is the way it has always been. I remember a couple of weeks ago visiting my brother who is not a cat person. We had Fitz with us, on a harness. He is quite comfortable travelling with us and complains if we don't take him out.

My bro didn't want "the cat" in the house and wouldn't let him stay in the Granny flat in the garage either (even though Granny who was in residence would more than happy). He wanted us to just "put him outside" - like he was outside his territory and there were other cats around and like, that just wasn't even an option. So we got up to leave. At this point he said he wasn't trying to drive us out the house he just didn't want "the cat" in it. I pointed out to him that Fitz was a part of the family and he may as well be telling one of the girls to stay outside but he just didn't understand.

The cats see things this way as well. I remember a year or so ago Sai teaching Kat to hunt. He knew she collected mice and was placing them all around the community, presumably to ensure a supply for some time so he bought her in a mouse. She asked him to give it to her so her dropped the mouse at her feet. Quite unharmed, the mouse headed off to go straight under the furniture so Sai neatly grabbed it and bought it back to Kat who tried to grab it again and missed, so Sai went and collected it (still quite unhurt) again for her. This was repeated a number of times until Kat caught the mouse as he dropped it. Sai was so proud - the human kitten had learned to catch a mouse! She hasn't lost the knack since either. She can catch all kinds of creatures bought in - rats, mice, lizards. She still hasn't leant to dispatch her kill and takes it outside again, but I'm sure he believes she will learn this final step with time...

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Cytrix

From: cytrix
Date: May. 14th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
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Adorable post. Somedays I just don't understand people who don't like cats...but then I guess each to their own. Our burmese Tia is quite evil whenever we have someone who is anti-cats. Their lap will be the only lap she will sit on the whole time they are at our house and there is nothing they can do about it :)

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strawberry_smut

From: strawberry_smut
Date: May. 16th, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
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Kitty!

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