Can Your Cat Do This?
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Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Can Your Cat Do This? on 12/14/2010 02:51:57 MST Print View

I've never owned a cat before... but these ones living in a Burmese Buddhist temple jump hoops when prodded. Looks pretty impressive to me.

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Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Can Your Cat Do This? on 12/14/2010 04:47:54 MST Print View

My girlfriend's cat (adopted from the family of strays in my neighborhood) plays fetch. You toss a fake mouse, she will run retrieve it, and drop it at your hand for another toss. If you're too busy to play with her, she'll toss it herself with her mouth.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Can Your Cat Do This? on 12/14/2010 07:32:00 MST Print View

My dogs trained me to throw a ball, and then go retrieve it from wherever s/he ran around the yard with it then dropped it (often deep under a bush), and then throw it again only to go search it out under a bush again.

Or, in other words, they trained me to jump through hoops instead of jumping through them themselves. Now that's impressive!

Steofan The Apostate
(simaulius) - F

Locale: Bohemian Alps
Can Your Cat Do This? on 12/14/2010 08:05:53 MST Print View

I've trained my cats to sleep in the rocking chair! Took years of work too!
Trained cats, really!
We'll start on the jump-through-the-hoop trick in the morning. Ben, are you still travelling?

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Can Your Cat Do This? on 12/14/2010 08:41:41 MST Print View

Our cat would fetch as a kitten, and then it realized that "dogs have owners, cats have staff". Now all it does is convert oxygen into carbon dioxide.

Mitzi

JJ Mathes
(JMathes) - F

Locale: Southeast US
no cat no on 12/14/2010 09:11:19 MST Print View

this is just stupid

Edited by JMathes on 12/14/2010 10:03:25 MST.

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
cat chores and such on 12/14/2010 09:15:39 MST Print View

We have a hard enough time getting them to sit for their wet food.

feedingtime

Though we did manage to train them to create a heart image.

heartcats

And we also convinced them to serve as blankets.
bedcats

And to stalk deer.
deercats

We're hoping their multi-use philosophy will extend to catching deer if times get really tough and food is scarce.catchdeercat

Adam Wallace
(A.Wallace) - F

Locale: somewhere
Kitty cats! on 12/14/2010 13:13:44 MST Print View

Seriously folks kitty cats, this is a backpacking forum, I don't care if it is in Chaff.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Can Your Cat Do This on 12/14/2010 13:15:31 MST Print View

At least it isn't the never ending carbon flame war.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Kitty cats! on 12/14/2010 13:28:57 MST Print View

"Seriously folks kitty cats, this is a backpacking forum, I don't care if it is in Chaff."

Seriously Adam, Chaff has no rules, I don't care if you don't care.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: Kitty cats! on 12/14/2010 14:11:11 MST Print View

"Seriously Adam, Chaff has no rules, I don't care if you don't care."

Coming from a "dog man". You rule Doug!

As per Adam's request- A cat in a sleeping bag:)

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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Can your cat do this? on 12/14/2010 14:40:21 MST Print View

Sleep a lot!

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Tiny Tim at 13+ lbs..

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Can your cat do this? on 12/14/2010 14:50:46 MST Print View

"black and white kitty cat"

My black and white kitty can stand on its front paws.

--B.G.--

jim bailey
(florigen) - F - M

Locale: South East
Can Your Cat Do This? on 12/14/2010 21:46:03 MST Print View

This website really needs to be revised, totally agree with others discontent on "cat tricks" big time. Whatever happened to reducing pack weight for people who were actually self propelled wilderness travelers?

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Can your cat do this? on 12/14/2010 23:42:30 MST Print View

Here's one for ya Jim! It's Chaff--It's Winter and UL backpackers have more time on their hands...

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Super Sally

Edited by Creachen on 12/15/2010 00:11:55 MST.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Can Your Cat Do This? on 12/15/2010 00:19:32 MST Print View

My grandfather trained his cats to jump through his arms stretched out, so more than 3 feet in the air.
One of my cats understands (and obeys) the command SIT! (the other just looks at me with the "what about it ? look)
both understand "Time to go to bed" , at that they walk out of the house.
One always takes the long way out...
Franco

Sally
Winter ?
it was 29c (84f) here today.
I am starting to worry about this Global Warming thing

Jim
No offence but there are TWENTY SIX forum topics before this one ....
CHAFF : something comparatively worthles (Websters

Edited by Franco on 12/15/2010 00:23:33 MST.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Can Your Cat Do This? on 12/15/2010 01:01:45 MST Print View

Who gives a cat's ass? The topic is in Chaff, and as far back as my limited memory can go, this is what Chaff is for. It's entirely easy to skip over Chaff if you don't like it. Does this topic have anything to do with backpacking? NO! But neither does 100% of the rest of Chaff topics.

BTW, I have a good friend who has trained her dog to fetch beer. She says to the dog, "Chloe, beer me!" and the dog runs to the fridge, pulls on a rope tied to the door to open it, grabs a beer, SHUTS THE DOOR, and brings the beer to us.

Why is it that we can train a dog to be more useful and respectful than a relatively large percentage of society? Yay Chaff!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Can Your Cat Do This? on 12/15/2010 19:55:30 MST Print View

Wow, fantastic cat pics, y'all... I am particularly impressed with the cat and deer bonding. Great one, Cary!

Edited by ben2world on 12/15/2010 19:56:55 MST.

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
a friend sent me the deer-bonding pic on 12/15/2010 21:02:54 MST Print View

i forget what town, but the photos are of her friend's cat

apparently, the deer comes and visits the cat almost every day for an hour or so

they bonded when the cat was a kitten

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Cross-breed Friendships on 12/15/2010 22:24:38 MST Print View

Always enjoyed stories about "cross-breed" friendships -- like this pic below:



Or this video

Edited by ben2world on 12/15/2010 22:25:15 MST.