Has Your Cat Been Sending Messages Today?

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Cookie has been communicating with other cats, I'm sure.

If so, it may have been from Cookie, who was on my desk all day, reaching out and touching the keyboard and sending messages like, “3fsefdc4tre” and “8/-9” and “btgfbth” and “555555555555555555555”.

Cookie will often interact with the keyboard, walking on it, sitting on it, and reaching out a paw from the desk, I always presumed to stop me from typing and pay attention to her.

But today was different. She was persistent, and even when I dared to move her, got back into position and pressed her little paw on a cluster of keys.

Is she playing Ouija? I thought. Or if we get a bunch of torties together with typewriters, will they write Puss in Boots?

I wasn’t too concerned until I posted this activity on Facebook and friend Allia replied that her Angela had replied, “.dk84en2=/.” Then I began to wonder. Was her sleepy look actually a sly sideways glance to see if I was paying attention?

And Allegra and Ruby’s mom Ingrid answered that she thought it was a secret code to start a tortie revolution. And Stirfry’s dad Jay said Stirfry had been on his computer and remarked that torties had already taken over our houses, now they are taking over the world.

We called yesterday “International Cat Day”, innocent enough, but I think it was actually “International Cat DOMINATION Day”! I think they all made connections yesterday and today they are using our computers to plot FELINE WORLD DOMINATION and it’s being led by torties!

Or at least all the torties are talking to each other. That in itself is unsettling—imagine a world run by “tortitude”!

Keep your cats under control! I’ll definitely keep my keyboard out of their reach.

It’s a good thing they sleep up to 20 hours a day.

Hoping for a Miracle

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Handsome Stripesy is looking for a home. He’s a big sweetheart, a real cuddler, never a hiss or growl in his life.

He’s also looking for a cure for his little…problem. Apparently Stripesy has a urinary tract issue that hasn’t responded to medication or diet, and Stripesy’s people have spent just about all they can on prescription and premium quality diets and various antibiotics, pain relievers, mild sedatives and other medications. They desperately want to find someone who can adopt him and carry on his treatment.

Stripesy was one of a litter of tiny kittens living outdoors as strays who apparently crows were attacking when a little girl found them. The kittens were rescued and the person who adopted Stripesy originally went for one of the other kittens, but ended up taking home Stripesy as well.

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Stripesy again.

He is otherwise a healthy four-year-old, neutered, up to date on his shots, and microchipped. His people will be glad to provide vet records and tell you all about him.

I know his people have worked hard on Stripesy, and that urinary issues can sometimes take a good bit of time and experimentation with diet and medications to get under control. I’d really love to help them find a home for Stripesy where someone can help a really nice, loving kitty have a good life. Please comment on this post or on Facebook if you think you can help Stripesy and I’ll put you in touch with his people.