learned cat

ID #92607

Name: Purple
Age: 15
Country: Philippines

Well, uh hi, my name is Purple. Currently in high school, a campus journalist, and a huge pet lover. I have a cat who only appears when there’s food or only when she wants to piss me off (can’t even right properly right now because she keeps walking on the keyboard).
I like to listen to all sorts of music, like P!ATD, FOB, and Coldplay. I also spend my time reading books, drawing, writing, or binge watching GoT.

The main reason I want to do this is because I want to get better in writing in the English language.
What we talk about doesn’t matter, we can talk about anything under the sun; you hobbies, interests, goals, I’m up for anything.
Just letting you know that I’m a little awkward and weird.

Preferences: I prefer talking to people around my age, 15-20 I guess; email only.

3

“Penino worked at the local cat cafe as a cook,his favorite passion. So, the more time he sepnt with Bisou, the better he was learning how cats reacted to things (especially to cheese fondue cat treats). While he worked at the cafe, and mom taught classes, it was just me and Bisou home alone. I started to work and a children’t book series, with a pink cat as the main character, and have slowly but surely started to publish them and make some money.”

8

Flying with Supergirl is always so great… for most people.

Bonus:

  • you: marichat is the sin ship
  • me, an intellectual: marichat is the slow burn friends-to-lovers ship

Are you sure that she is just a friend, Adrien?

because in this shit video we can see that she is not

Sorry, I got in the Adrienette mood and I had to do this.

Beware with season 2 spoilers!

Our cat flap is one of those you move up and down, so when it’s closed it stays closed

Except all the cats have learned that if you headbutt it hard enough it falls out of the slot

We keep finding cats in the house

We don’t own any cats

autistickanaya:

Let’s talk about the astounding similarities between cats and autistic people, and how we should make them the official autism mascot instead of that godawful puzzle piece

Oh man, now you’ve got me going!

Firstly, cats stim. They purr, swish their tails and knead their paws against pillows, blankets, and other soft things. Many cats actively seek out sensory experiences, like listening to birds singing, lying in a sunbeam, rolling against the grass, etc.

Cats have sensory sensitivities— many of them dislike walking on certain flooring, touching certain textures, and certain smells or sounds may make them anxious. Their fur is very sensitive, they can sense the lightest touch, or speck of lint, or dust and their skin will quiver until they can lick or rub it off. When they become overstimulated cats retreat into a small, dark place to recover.

Cats love routine. Many cats know the exact time that their owners wake up in the morning and will wake them. A cat with a routine is a happy cat— they love to have their meals or soft food on a schedule and will learn their owner’s schedule. Cats will become anxious when the schedule is disrupted or if their owner doesn’t follow their usual routine.

In the same vein cats are very wary and/or anxious when it comes to the introduction of new things or people into their environment. Cats require time and patience to get used to anything or anyone newly introduced. Cats also feel anxious when existing furniture is rearranged or when a new smell (like an air freshener) is introduced into the home.

Cats often have “special interests”, a particular activity or thing that they love and can spend hours enjoying. It could be playing with a particular toy, chewing on something, listening to the radio, or watching the clothes in the washing machine. My cat Kitty has a certain ball that she fixates on and will happily enjoy and obsess over for hours.

Finally, cats have a very distinct and subtle body language. The difference is particularly evident when compared with the exuberant, unsubtle dog. The slightest twitch of a tail or turn of the ears, the frequency and timing of blinks, and the positioning of the tail in relation to the body are all little movements that can express much. To the untrained eye it may appear as if a cat is bored, aloof, or unaware of its surroundings. But once you learn to recognize cat body language and understand cat communication, you’ll be amazed at the depth of emotion and how expressive your cat really is.

Yes, I think that cats have a lot in common with autistic people. And that’s wonderful!

She

Кошка - kóshka - cat. everybody knows that, easy
Киса - kísa - all three mean that you love your cat very…
Кисонька - kíson'ka - …very…
Кисуля - kisúlya - …very much

He

Кот - kot - regular cat
Котик - kótik - cute little cat
Котяра - kotyára - fat lazy cat (but still a nice guy!)

Baby

Котенок - kotyónok - little baby cat
Котята - kotyáta - plural
Котятки- kotyátki - really (really!!) adorable kittens

These sound kinda stupid to me but people use them A LOT
Котэ - kote - internet thing (i mean, google it)
Котейка - koteyka - cutie

When you want to talk to the Russian cat don’t use ‘kitty-kitty’! Say..
Кис-кис-кис - ks-ks-ks

vine

Cool Cat learns to stand up for himself

It just occurred to me that cats seem to know what a conversation is. They observe the rules. In my experience, they can meow endlessly as long as you ignore them, but when you start talking back, they don’t meow over you. They wait for you to finish your point and then reply.

For example:
Muriel: MEOW.
Me: What do you want now?
Muriel: MEOW.
Me: I’ve fed you, and I’m quite busy at the moment.
Muriel: MEOW.
Me: Stop meowing outside the door. If you’re going to complain, at least come in and meow at my face.
Muriel: MEOW.
Me: FINE. *gets down from ladder, fetches tease toy, plays with the bloody cat.*

And this wasn’t going to be a feminist post, but as I was typing it, a voice inside me breathed “and if cats can learn this skill, so can men.” 

Things I have been learning about cat food today

- ‘Holistic’ is not a regulated word and means jack shit. Any food claiming to be 'holistic’ is trying to put one over on the consumer.

- 'Organic’ and 'Made with Organic Ingredients’ are different. Companies don’t need as much 'organic’ material to make the latter claim.

- ’[Meat] Cat Food’ is required to have significantly more of the named meat than 'Cat Food With [Meat]’

- Ingredients are listed by weight

- If the first ingredient is not a named meat, walk the fuck away

- Non-specific 'Meat’ and 'Fish’ and any by-products or meals of such are highly suspect.

- ’[Meat] by-product’ is questionable because it means any squishy part that isn’t counted as 'flesh’, aka giblets and offal. While some of those (liver, heart) are healthy and good, others are meh. Needless to say this should not be the primary (and thus first-listed) source of protein.

- ’[Meat] meal’ is actually preferable to just ’[Meat]’ in dry cat food because the weight of 'Chicken’ might include water weight, while 'Chicken meal’ is weighed without moisture and is thus a more reliable measure

- Corn and wheat are distressingly common and are completely useless for your cat. If they’re anywhere in the first five ingredients, your cat is gonna eat twice as much and most of it’s gonna end up in the litterbox.

- Re the last point, Meow Mix is utter shit. So is Friskies.

- Filler carbs are necessary to hold the pellets together but should not be one of the first two ingredients.

- Soy, beef, dairy, and fish are the most common cat allergies and can develop at any time

- There are a fuckload more reviews for dog food than cat food

- Regulation in the pet food industry is frankly apalling

anonymous asked:

Do I really have to exist

i am not god; i sometimes think about how much doesn’t have to exist, myself included. it’s a problem i find a lot. i don’t feel necessary.

but then, neither is my dog. he is a sheepdog with no sheep. he has nightmares a lot. his purpose is moot.

one of my cats only eats bugs. he won’t catch mice. for an obligate carnivore, he loves moths.

is it required that i or you or anyone else exists. maybe not. but i kind of think of it as a small miracle. you do exist. despite how scientifically improbable it was for you to be created, you were. and something in that is beautiful, you know? the universe needed eyes to watch all these unnecessary things it created. you don’t spend hours on your sim house just to put no people in it. does a house require people to exist? no. but it does require people to be a home.

i know the world demands you Fulfill Thine Divine Purpose. i think that’s kind of bogus. you don’t have to be useful or valuable or exceptional to be worth something. my dog is worth so much to me. the idea that he’s not necessary is silly to me.

yes, i know. life goes on when people leave. true, and true indeed. i think about that a lot. but i also know that my sister’s cat goes to check to see if she’s home every night, and she’s been gone for months. 

grand scheme? who knows. but the truth is that other people need you because you help them feel like they exist with purpose. maybe you haven’t met the right people yet. i felt strongly in senior year of high school that nothing i did mattered - after all, i had no friends. i was bullied. if i died, it would make zero difference. and maybe it would have. maybe the gap would have filled after me. maybe my cat would learn that i was gone, that nobody was coming. maybe my mom would foster a new daughter. who knows. i’m not god.

but i do know if i didn’t exist. if i had taken myself off the table because i didn’t have to exist…. i wouldn’t be here talking to you and all of my new friends here. i wouldn’t tell you that, since you’re here, you might as well enjoy the rest of the things that shouldn’t exist. televisions are sound and image boxes. music and art and dance and writing don’t have to exist, but they do because they bring us joy, fill us with harmony. airplanes are godless flight machines and if god wanted us off the ground he would have given us wings.

airplanes were someone saying “this doesn’t have to exist, but i want it to.”  and i want you to exist because it’s worth it. it’s worth it for the dog you might adopt or the tattoo you might get or skinny dipping or writing songs or planting a garden. all things in life that won’t exist without you, that won’t happen without you around to make them happen. that need you to exist so they can exist too. 

please stay on this earth. i can’t force you, i can’t offer you a promise that the world ever stops hurting. but i can say that somewhere, to someone, you matter. and you matter to me, because you exist, because you reached out to me, because you have a question that i ask myself daily. 

here’s my suggestion. when i’m at the point that the rope has a stronger pull than the art of the world, i make myself count the things that are good, and didn’t have to exist, but do. libraries. books. bath bombs. me and you. because i know we can be a force for good, you and i. somewhere on some level we can help others or just help ourselves and that’s…. good. and i think, really, in this universe that loves entropy, yes, absolutely, we need you. we need the good you can do. and we need you. or, at least: i do.