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    =?UTF-8?B?QmrDuHJu?= Steensrud Guest

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    Susan wrote:

    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > On 7/7/2012 8:00 PM, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:
    >
    >> this should be fun

    >
    > But it's not funny, cat bites are extremely dangerous.
    >
    > I know two people who ended up hospitalized on IV antibiotics after cat
    > bites. Just takes one breaking the skin.
    >
    > I'd use a water spray mister to discourage it every single time it
    > happens.
    >
    > Susan


    You are right, Susan, but I think Julie is talking about bites that do not
    break the skin - and I do believe those are signals. My stud cat used a
    gentle bite to say "More, please" if I stopped stroking or scratching him
    while he still wanted more. Currenly I have a neutered male that does the
    same thing, but I have to watch his body language to know when it means
    "Stop that, it's annoying!"

    It takes a long time to become fluent in Cat . and I'm just learning some
    rudimentary Dog, as my daughter and her family acquired a rescue Jämthund -
    Swedish Elk Hound.

  2. #22
    Cheri Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> x-no-archive: yes
    >>
    >> On 7/7/2012 8:00 PM, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:
    >>
    >>> this should be fun

    >>
    >> But it's not funny, cat bites are extremely dangerous.
    >>
    >> I know two people who ended up hospitalized on IV antibiotics after cat
    >> bites. Just takes one breaking the skin.
    >>
    >> I'd use a water spray mister to discourage it every single time it
    >> happens.

    >
    > That would never work. They both love water. They would like that.


    It'd work if you added a little vinegar to the bottle.

    Cheri


  3. #23
    Susan Guest

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    On 7/8/2012 10:28 AM, Cheri wrote:

    > It'd work if you added a little vinegar to the bottle.
    >


    Cat's hate the sudden surprise of it, whether it's plain water or
    something else.

    Susan


  4. #24
    Cheri Guest

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    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > On 7/8/2012 10:28 AM, Cheri wrote:
    >
    >> It'd work if you added a little vinegar to the bottle.
    >>

    >
    > Cat's hate the sudden surprise of it, whether it's plain water or
    > something else.
    >
    > Susan



    I know. I used to have a cat years ago that insisted on jumping on the
    screen door and hanging there, so a few good squirts with a bit of vinegar
    water took care of it, works on my dog too. The lady that writes pet advice
    in the Stockton Record recommends it, so it couldn't be all that bad. :-)

    Cheri


  5. #25
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jtatdd$8f0$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> x-no-archive: yes
    >>>
    >>> On 7/7/2012 8:00 PM, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> this should be fun
    >>>
    >>> But it's not funny, cat bites are extremely dangerous.
    >>>
    >>> I know two people who ended up hospitalized on IV antibiotics after cat
    >>> bites. Just takes one breaking the skin.
    >>>
    >>> I'd use a water spray mister to discourage it every single time it
    >>> happens.

    >>
    >> That would never work. They both love water. They would like that.

    >
    > It'd work if you added a little vinegar to the bottle.


    That would be cruel! And stinky.



  6. #26
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "BjÝrn Steensrud" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Susan wrote:
    >
    >> x-no-archive: yes
    >>
    >> On 7/7/2012 8:00 PM, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:
    >>
    >>> this should be fun

    >>
    >> But it's not funny, cat bites are extremely dangerous.
    >>
    >> I know two people who ended up hospitalized on IV antibiotics after cat
    >> bites. Just takes one breaking the skin.
    >>
    >> I'd use a water spray mister to discourage it every single time it
    >> happens.
    >>
    >> Susan

    >
    > You are right, Susan, but I think Julie is talking about bites that do not
    > break the skin - and I do believe those are signals. My stud cat used a
    > gentle bite to say "More, please" if I stopped stroking or scratching him
    > while he still wanted more. Currenly I have a neutered male that does the
    > same thing, but I have to watch his body language to know when it means
    > "Stop that, it's annoying!"
    >
    > It takes a long time to become fluent in Cat . and I'm just learning some
    > rudimentary Dog, as my daughter and her family acquired a rescue
    > Jšmthund -
    > Swedish Elk Hound.


    Right. No broken skin.



  7. #27
    Susan Guest

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    On 7/8/2012 4:40 AM, Bj√łrn Steensrud wrote:

    > You are right, Susan, but I think Julie is talking about bites that do not
    > break the skin - and I do believe those are signals. My stud cat used a
    > gentle bite to say "More, please" if I stopped stroking or scratching him
    > while he still wanted more. Currenly I have a neutered male that does the
    > same thing, but I have to watch his body language to know when it means
    > "Stop that, it's annoying!"
    >
    > It takes a long time to become fluent in Cat . and I'm just learning some
    > rudimentary Dog, as my daughter and her family acquired a rescue Jämthund -
    > Swedish Elk Hound.


    I've been fluent in cat for most of my life.

    Any bite can cause an accidental puncture and those are very, very
    dangerous.

    Susan

  8. #28
    Cheri Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:jtatdd$8f0$[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>> "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>> x-no-archive: yes
    >>>>
    >>>> On 7/7/2012 8:00 PM, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> this should be fun
    >>>>
    >>>> But it's not funny, cat bites are extremely dangerous.
    >>>>
    >>>> I know two people who ended up hospitalized on IV antibiotics after cat
    >>>> bites. Just takes one breaking the skin.
    >>>>
    >>>> I'd use a water spray mister to discourage it every single time it
    >>>> happens.
    >>>
    >>> That would never work. They both love water. They would like that.

    >>
    >> It'd work if you added a little vinegar to the bottle.

    >
    > That would be cruel! And stinky.


    No, it's not...either one. Professional people use it.

    Cheri


  9. #29
    Susan Guest

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    On 7/8/2012 6:58 PM, Cheri wrote:

    > No, it's not...either one. Professional people use it.
    >


    It's neither. Sometimes I grab the vinegar water my house cleaner uses
    to mop the wood floors... about a TBS of vinegar per qt.

    Susan


  10. #30
    Cheri Guest

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    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > On 7/8/2012 6:58 PM, Cheri wrote:
    >
    >> No, it's not...either one. Professional people use it.
    >>

    >
    > It's neither. Sometimes I grab the vinegar water my house cleaner uses to
    > mop the wood floors... about a TBS of vinegar per qt.
    >
    > Susan


    Yes, we're not talking about strong strength or anything, just enough to get
    their attention, and a light vinegar smell dissipates really quickly,
    but...oh well. ha ha ha ha

    Cheri



  11. #31
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jtcs8n$uab$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:jtatdd$8f0$[email protected]..
    >>>>
    >>>> "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>> x-no-archive: yes
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On 7/7/2012 8:00 PM, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> this should be fun
    >>>>>
    >>>>> But it's not funny, cat bites are extremely dangerous.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I know two people who ended up hospitalized on IV antibiotics after
    >>>>> cat bites. Just takes one breaking the skin.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I'd use a water spray mister to discourage it every single time it
    >>>>> happens.
    >>>>
    >>>> That would never work. They both love water. They would like that.
    >>>
    >>> It'd work if you added a little vinegar to the bottle.

    >>
    >> That would be cruel! And stinky.

    >
    > No, it's not...either one. Professional people use it.
    >
    > Cheri


    Yes it is! I can't STAND the smell of vinegar. And I'm not about to keep a
    bottle of it in my bed. She bites us when we are sleeping.



  12. #32
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> x-no-archive: yes
    >>
    >> On 7/8/2012 6:58 PM, Cheri wrote:
    >>
    >>> No, it's not...either one. Professional people use it.
    >>>

    >>
    >> It's neither. Sometimes I grab the vinegar water my house cleaner uses
    >> to mop the wood floors... about a TBS of vinegar per qt.
    >>
    >> Susan

    >
    > Yes, we're not talking about strong strength or anything, just enough to
    > get their attention, and a light vinegar smell dissipates really quickly,
    > but...oh well. ha ha ha ha


    It might dissipate really quickly for you but it certainly doesn't for me.
    It's one of those scents that lingers in my nose.



  13. #33
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > On 7/8/2012 4:40 AM, BjÝrn Steensrud wrote:
    >
    >> You are right, Susan, but I think Julie is talking about bites that do
    >> not
    >> break the skin - and I do believe those are signals. My stud cat used a
    >> gentle bite to say "More, please" if I stopped stroking or scratching him
    >> while he still wanted more. Currenly I have a neutered male that does the
    >> same thing, but I have to watch his body language to know when it means
    >> "Stop that, it's annoying!"
    >>
    >> It takes a long time to become fluent in Cat . and I'm just learning some
    >> rudimentary Dog, as my daughter and her family acquired a rescue
    >> Jšmthund -
    >> Swedish Elk Hound.

    >
    > I've been fluent in cat for most of my life.
    >
    > Any bite can cause an accidental puncture and those are very, very
    > dangerous.


    Me too and no cat has ever broken the skin from a bite. Now a scratch?
    Yes.



  14. #34
    Alan S Guest

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    On Sat, 7 Jul 2012 16:56:19 -0400, [email protected] (Colt T) wrote:

    >Being a Christian I've never seen any ghosts or ufos, both ghosts and
    >aliens are really demons.


    And demons and goods, of course, are just figments of the imaginations
    of those who choose not to live in reality.

    Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
    d & e; metformin 2000mg
    --
    Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
    http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com (ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2012)
    http://loraltravel.blogspot.com/ (Dubrovnik, also known as Ragusa)

  15. #35
    =?UTF-8?B?QmrDuHJu?= Steensrud Guest

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    Alan S wrote:

    > On Sat, 7 Jul 2012 16:56:19 -0400, [email protected] (Colt T) wrote:
    >
    >>Being a Christian I've never seen any ghosts or ufos, both ghosts and
    >>aliens are really demons.

    >
    > And demons and goods, of course, are just figments of the imaginations
    > of those who choose not to live in reality.
    >
    > Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
    > d & e; metformin 2000mg


    From a story I read a while back:

    B: Doesn't an atheist believe in anything?
    A: We believe that what we observe with senses and instrument is reality.
    B: Doesn't everyone?
    A: No, in Hinduism, for example, what we observe is Maya - illusion.

  16. #36
    =?UTF-8?B?QmrDuHJu?= Steensrud Guest

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    Susan wrote:

    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > On 7/8/2012 4:40 AM, Bj√łrn Steensrud wrote:
    >
    >> You are right, Susan, but I think Julie is talking about bites that do
    >> not break the skin - and I do believe those are signals. My stud cat used
    >> a gentle bite to say "More, please" if I stopped stroking or scratching
    >> him while he still wanted more. Currenly I have a neutered male that does
    >> the same thing, but I have to watch his body language to know when it
    >> means "Stop that, it's annoying!"
    >>
    >> It takes a long time to become fluent in Cat . and I'm just learning some
    >> rudimentary Dog, as my daughter and her family acquired a rescue Jämthund
    >> - Swedish Elk Hound.

    >
    > I've been fluent in cat for most of my life.
    >
    > Any bite can cause an accidental puncture and those are very, very
    > dangerous.
    >
    > Susan


    At any cat show, if a human gets bitten with a puncture they are sent
    straight to the ER for that reason. A little scratch gets a band-aid while
    multiple deep scratches also rate an ER visit. Been there, done that to
    stewards but never happened to myself. (A steward is an assistant to the
    judge, tasks vary between clubs and associations).

  17. #37
    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>, Susan <[email protected]> wrote:

    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > On 7/7/2012 8:00 PM, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:
    >
    > > this should be fun

    >
    > But it's not funny, cat bites are extremely dangerous.
    >
    > I know two people who ended up hospitalized on IV antibiotics after cat
    > bites. Just takes one breaking the skin.
    >
    > I'd use a water spray mister to discourage it every single time it happens.
    >
    > Susan


    I was referring to the fun we'd have in discovering what the cat is
    communicating. Seems especially funny in that julie being an expert would have
    such a problem with this

  18. #38
    Billy Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Susan <[email protected]> wrote:

    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > On 7/7/2012 8:00 PM, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:
    >
    > > this should be fun

    >
    > But it's not funny, cat bites are extremely dangerous.
    >
    > I know two people who ended up hospitalized on IV antibiotics after cat
    > bites. Just takes one breaking the skin.
    >
    > I'd use a water spray mister to discourage it every single time it happens.
    >
    > Susan


    Seems a bit sever to me, if they aren't breaking the skin. The only time
    my biting cat (Ginger) bloodied me was when she jumped up on the bed,
    and didn't realize that my arm was there. To be fair, I was on 3 blood
    thinners at the time.

    Julie's cat seems more like it want to participate in the family, either
    by playing too, advising against certain behaviors, or just being
    affectionate. Ginger put her teeth on me today while I was petting her,
    and there was nothing aggressive about it.

    If you truly have an aggressive cat, as opposed to a cat that doesn't
    have your sense of civility, I'd probably seek professional advice, or
    put it down for fear of a law suit.

    --
    E Pluribus Unum

    If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us a candidate.

    Welcome to the New America.
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  19. #39
    Billy Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Susan <[email protected]> wrote:

    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > On 7/8/2012 4:40 AM, Bj√łrn Steensrud wrote:
    >
    > > You are right, Susan, but I think Julie is talking about bites that do not
    > > break the skin - and I do believe those are signals. My stud cat used a
    > > gentle bite to say "More, please" if I stopped stroking or scratching him
    > > while he still wanted more. Currenly I have a neutered male that does the
    > > same thing, but I have to watch his body language to know when it means
    > > "Stop that, it's annoying!"
    > >
    > > It takes a long time to become fluent in Cat . and I'm just learning some
    > > rudimentary Dog, as my daughter and her family acquired a rescue Jämthund -
    > > Swedish Elk Hound.

    >
    > I've been fluent in cat for most of my life.
    >
    > Any bite can cause an accidental puncture and those are very, very
    > dangerous.
    >
    > Susan


    More dangerous if they are house cats with a sand box, because then you
    are talking toxoplasmosis (Symptoms generally pass unremarked in adults,
    but infection can be dangerous to unborn children.). What did you do
    with those dangerous cats? Put them down, or find another way?

    --
    E Pluribus Unum

    If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us a candidate.

    Welcome to the New America.
    <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA736oK9FPg>

  20. #40
    Billy Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jtcs8n$uab$[email protected]..
    > >
    > > "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]..
    > >> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> news:jtatdd$8f0$[email protected]..
    > >>>
    > >>> "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >>> news:[email protected]..
    > >>>> x-no-archive: yes
    > >>>>
    > >>>> On 7/7/2012 8:00 PM, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:
    > >>>>
    > >>>>> this should be fun
    > >>>>
    > >>>> But it's not funny, cat bites are extremely dangerous.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> I know two people who ended up hospitalized on IV antibiotics after cat
    > >>>> bites. Just takes one breaking the skin.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> I'd use a water spray mister to discourage it every single time it
    > >>>> happens.
    > >>>
    > >>> That would never work. They both love water. They would like that.
    > >>
    > >> It'd work if you added a little vinegar to the bottle.

    > >
    > > That would be cruel! And stinky.

    >
    > No, it's not...either one. Professional people use it.
    >
    > Cheri


    On other professional people?

    Ron Hines DVM PhD
    <http://www.2ndchance.info/aggressivecat.htm>
    said that, "punishment never works in curbing aggression in cats. It
    simply makes the problem worse. Your cat will become fearful or turn its
    resentment toward you and the other cats. Instead, simply withdraw your
    affection as soon as an incident occurs. Cats quickly learn that life
    suddenly got more boring after they became aggressive."

    But Julie's cat isn't drawing blood. Biting in cats, from many sources,
    doesn't mean aggression. If your cats has several incidents where it
    draws blood, you have some hard decisions to make, but that's not
    Julie's problem.

    --
    E Pluribus Unum

    If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us a candidate.

    Welcome to the New America.
    <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA736oK9FPg>

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