Let’s begin our discussion of the cat with a “contradiction”: you don’t want to put the kittens in the water, do you? (This is an extremely revolting activity to participate in.) Also, you do not have the capability or the strength to endure a real “sodom” in the apartment 2-4 times a year for a consecutive month and a half – an endless squeak, a loud rustling of many small claws on the walls of a tall box, go boxes: kittens with amazing persistence try to leave their nest by any means possible. And if they dwell in a low box or basket with their mother (which, of course, is much more visually beautiful! ), they will have a far better chance of surviving. Then, once again beginning at about four weeks of age, you will be forced to suffer through the never-ending running of children about the kitchen or room, in addition to some other inconvenient annoyances… You are thinking, “No, it’s only a cat!” – No pointless phone calls to your friends, relatives of your friends, as well as friends of relatives, with a half-question, half-pleading, expressed with a deceptively cheery inflection, as if by accident: “Yes, by the way, do you accidently need a kitten? You say something like, “Very intelligent and, you know, so fluffy, from our type, cleanliness…,” and the reaction you get is, “Yes, fear God!” The day before yesterday, my Matilda rolled over onto all fours! – “Y-yes? Oh, what a shame… And your granny, did I hear correctly…? You’re absolutely right, of course, but for some reason I just didn’t think “by any chance..? You’re absolutely right, of course, but for some reason I just didn’t consider… ” might it be..? But of course, you’re right; I just for some reason didn’t consider… “
You should get a cat without a doubt. No childbirth, no diapers… that is, bedding, boxes, boxes, baskets (no matter how picturesque they look in the interior of your kitchen), no phone calls, and even more so you cannot afford to humble yourself before the eyes of all honest people on Sunday with a shamed face to stand at the gates of the city market, holding with two hands an old knitted hat filled to the brim with screaming, disheveled, often soiled kittens with fright and sell them to those “Only a cat!” – you decide.
You are undoubtedly aware that cats are capable of “walking.” Naturally, you are already aware of the horrific state in which the crowd favorite may occasionally be found returning home after a week-long “spree”: the wool hangs in tufts, the ear is torn, the eye is inflamed, and the remnants of terrible mines on the gorgeous pink nose are terrifying to look at. Then, according to the accounts of people with whom he is acquainted, the cat, almost without greeting the owners, who “just went crazy with anxiety,” greedily and unusually ugly pounces on the food, which, fussing and gasping, everyone puts and puts in his feeder. Afterwards, the owners “just went crazy with anxiety.” The rate at which he devours food progressively declines, and after a few seconds (or minutes), the expression on your “intelligent and kind-hearted” face becomes monotonous and meaningless. He eats, eats, and eats some more, and he does so in an extremely eager and hurried manner.
I feel obligated to point you that a “spree” in the life of a healthy cat is not an event but rather a system, or more specifically, a norm. Why even bother?” You courageously object. “Where do you see a problem with that? It’s just him living his life! If I had to guess, I’d say “in cat’s!” concerts. The primary function of a cat in the natural world is to protect and care for mustachioed and tailed beauty, as well as to prevail in one-on-one fights against adversaries. In any case, it will be my beloved, one of a kind feline companion. The same as always, he will occasionally rub his wide, stupid, and comfortable forehead against my leg and squint at the lamp, and I can stroke him whenever I want, on the warm fluffy belly I listen to how he purrs loudly at the same time with pleasure and consciousness that he has a master and a home, and he will occasionally rub his wide, stupid, and comfortable forehead against my leg and squint at the lamp, and he will occasionally squint
This is correct in every way. And you are able to persuade yourself in advance that you do not need to freak out about the fact that your Barsik is already on the third day but appears on the threshold of the apartment or on the crossbar of the window. This is something that you can do in advance. However, this is how it looks to you right now, when a vivid image of the neighbor’s buttocks, Barsik, is appearing in your head. But when for the first time your Barsik (Murzik, Tommy, Jerry, or even Bustrofedon) leaves home for several days, your young and strong cat, which just recently was a tiny, fluffy, completely helpless and stupid kitten that managed to fall asleep in your boot, the kitten that looked so funny out of the coffee tin where the children put him – that is when it happens to your cat… Then you might begin to be disappointed that he is not a feline. And perhaps with regard to that
Consider carefully whether or not you are capable of having a philosophical outlook on all of the issues outlined above. But let’s say you are quite secure in yourself. Let’s say you have enough eloquence and tact to introduce the correct, sober attitude regarding the animal’s lifestyle into the minds of your nervous wife and mother-in-law who is prone to panic reactions. Let’s say you have the ability to introduce the correct, sober attitude regarding the animal’s lifestyle into the minds of your nervous wife and mother-in-law (if you are a man). Let’s imagine you have the ability to control your natural reactions, which is quite similar to how chronic stress manifests itself in the body (if you are a woman).
But, alas, “spree,” shredded ears, a clear window of opportunity when communicating (and more dense than dense!) It’s not the worst thing that might happen, even with “no one’s” cats and cats that hang out on roofs and in basements, where they could pick up lichen or another contagious disease and also get fleas. In the long run, there is treatment available for shingles. Despite the fact that this will involve a significant amount of work and financial investment on your part, it is possible. You should invest in a specialized collar for your animal companion in order to keep fleas at bay. These collars have proven to be effective; they remove insects in a relatively short amount of time, and the animal does not experience any discomfort as a result of having to wear the collar at all times. The fact that it walks around with a collar on makes it much less likely that “bad boys” will feel the irresistible want to play a cruel prank on an animal, which is another aspect that contributes to its dignity. There is no doubt that the “master’s” cat is the one wearing the collar. And it is highly probable that his master (or mistress) is right now, at this very second, observing his ward from the window or perhaps strolling around someplace in the area. These collars have a lifespan of several months and are available at a reasonable price.
Therefore, fleas, a greater appetite after a week of racing on roofs, and even ear and subcutaneous mites (from which it is vital to protect the animal, if at all possible) are not the worst thing that might happen. The distinct odor that a cat has is without a doubt the aspect of a cat that people find the most repugnant.
God gave the cat special glands that secrete a secret with an unusually strong, pungent odor that is only slightly reminiscent of the smell of a cheap, low-quality cosmetic product such as lotion. This was done to make it more convenient for the cat to mark the boundaries of its territory (and it is customary for all felines, both wild and domestic, to distinguish territorial influence), as well as to leave “messages” to their potential girlfriends. This was done to make the cat more attractive to potential girlfriend A few droplets of this secretory fluid are all that is needed to “aromatize” the air in a radius that extends for many meters in any direction.
It is sufficient for a cat to approach the location that he has selected as a border pillar, raise his tail, and irrigate with a thin, insignificant trickle the wall of the house, the outer part of the window frame, the front door to someone else’s apartment where his “chosen one” lives – in short, whatever it is that he desires. You may have witnessed the following procedure: the animal is made to stand in close proximity to a vertical structure, with its body slightly arched and stiff, its tail lifted, and it frequently twitches: This characteristic activity of cats is referred to in common vernacular as “shaking the tail.” You are erroneous if you believed that the cat was merely expressing his thoughts by acting in such a manner. If you had looked more closely, you would have seen marks on the wall that had a slightly oily appearance to them. And as they got closer, they would definitely be able to detect an odor that is difficult to describe, or to put it more plainly, a strange and pungent stink that was released by yellowish streaks. The cat has a great supply of urine, but it only urinates on the floor, in the sand, and on the grass; it does not urinate on the walls. His urine likewise has a distinct fragrance of secretion, but it is much more muted than the other. On the other side, the tags have a distinct odor when they are still wet till they dry. Even after they have dried out, cats and cats can continue to smell them for a very long time. As soon as the moisture evaporates, a person’s sense of smell will no longer be able to detect it. However, if the mark is moistened, even after a few days, a wave of smell begins to emanate from it with increased force. This occurs regardless of how long has passed since the mark was moistened.
Therefore, even if it does not occur to your cat to mark the territory right in the apartment (and this happens, in general, with neurotized animals or with healthy, but survived severe short-term stress), the smell that emanates from the fur on the hind legs and lower parts of the tail, will bother you constantly. This is the case even if it does not occur to your cat to mark the territory right outside the apartment. It is also important not to forget that the ability to secrete secretory fluid first occurs in an animal together with the onset of puberty at the same time. And prior to that, when your cat is still a kitten, there is no evidence of anything of the sort being noticed. Your furry “family member” will almost certainly get used to wallowing in your chair or crawling into a crib to play with your child within a few months of childhood and adolescence; perhaps he will love to sleep in your bed, doze on a bag of sugar in the pantry, or curl up in a ball within the bowels of your expensive fur hat, etc., etc., etc. In the few months of childhood and adolescence, your furry
I will not interfere with your decision to carry it out on your own. Any kind of material, paper, cardboard, and especially natural fur and leather are particularly good at soaking up organic aromas. This includes the infamous “cat smell.” After a walk, the cat’s pants can certainly be washed using a steady flow of warm water (of course, without the use of soap or other cleaning agents!). However, as you probably already know, cats are not big fans of the water. The occasional bathing of the animal in clean water won’t be harmful to the animal in any specific way, but it also won’t be especially beneficial to it either. You should never use shampoo or soap when washing your cat. Ever. Except in circumstances that put the animal’s life in jeopardy, such as when the cat went into a bucket containing waterproof paint (oil or another type), or when it came into touch with a harmful chemical; in these instances, shampoo will not be of any use. It is in your best interest to get in touch with your veterinarian as soon as possible and inquire about next steps.
It is important to keep in mind that when the cat is recovering from a long “spree,” he will spend a lot of time at home, but at the same time, in accordance with the routine he has developed, he will not forget to go out multiple times a day, go for a walk, and make sure that everything in his possession is in working order. It is a highly demanding work for you and your family members to wash the “tail” of a cat multiple times a day, and your furry buddy is probably not going to be thrilled with hourly baths.
I feel it’s important to point out that ladies are particularly sensitive to the odor of “cat’s trickling.” This odor creates more than simply a feeling of discomfort in women who have a nervous system that is more prone to instability. It has a direct effect on the body’s physiology, producing symptoms consistent with either panic or depression. Men, on the other hand, have a less marked reaction to it, but the general climate of stress in the family often produces in them an intensely annoyed and occasionally hostile mood towards the animal. Men are more likely to take physical action against the animal. Because of these factors, it is highly likely that there will be severe disagreements inside the family, which have the potential to turn into an actual scandal. The wife, who has just recovered from another tantrum, discovers a secretly returned at night, a pet, searched in vain for several days, sweetly sleeping on a pile of just ironed linen, in particular, on a favorite nightgown, trimmed with handmade lace, since it was she who was neatly laid over the groaning of the sheets. An example of this would be a husband who tries to carry out a “educational action” regarding the source of all their problems The frustrated wife, who had just yelled at the confused animal in her previous outburst of wrath, now directs her rage toward her husband. “It would be unthinkable if you dared to touch the baby!” She screams as she watches her husband grab the dozing Vasily by the scruff of the neck and attempt to drag him outside through the window. “There is no fault on his part!” “Is he on the diminutive side?” The wife’s husband responds with a shout. “You call him little?! This passionate beast that’s eaten up with meat and fish, these half pounds of shabby fur and claws — you call him little?! I would have expected better of children!..” adorned with handmade lace, because it was she who was neatly draped over the groan of the sheets – in order to prevent wrinkles. The frustrated wife, who had just yelled at the confused animal in her previous outburst of wrath, now directs her rage toward her husband. “It would be unthinkable if you dared to touch the baby!” She screams as she watches her husband grab the dozing Vasily by the scruff of the neck and attempt to drag him outside through the window. “There is no fault on his part!” “Is he on the diminutive side?” The wife’s husband responds with a shout. “You call him little?! This passionate beast that’s eaten up with meat and fish, these half pounds of shabby fur and claws — you call him little?! I would have expected better of children!..” adorned with handmade lace, because it was she who was neatly draped over the groan of the sheets – in order to prevent wrinkles. The frustrated wife, who had just yelled at the confused animal in her previous outburst of wrath, now directs her rage toward her husband. “It would be unthinkable if you dared to touch the baby!” She screams as she watches her husband grab the dozing Vasily by the scruff of the neck and attempt to drag him outside through the window. “There is no fault on his part!” “Is he on the diminutive side?” The wife’s husband responds with a shout. “You call him little?! This lustful beast, stuffed with meat and fish, with these half pounds of ragged fur and claws! I wish I had a more positive attitude toward children!..” a description of how the spouse wakes up Vasily by grabbing him by the scruff of the neck and attempting to lead him out the window. “He’s completely innocent!” “Is he little?” the husband yells back at his wife. – You call him a small one despite the fact that he is a lustful monster that has been consumed by meat and fish, and it has half a pound of ragged wool and claws. I really should have had higher expectations of children! a description of how the spouse wakes up Vasily by grabbing him by the scruff of the neck and attempting to lead him out the window. “He’s completely innocent!” “Is he not very tall? – the wife yells back at her husband. You call him a tiny one despite the fact that this passionate creature, which is full of meat and fish, has these half pounds of shabby wool and claws. I really should have had higher expectations of children!.. “
Children run in while saying “he is good!” when the word “children” is used. Although Vasily is too sleepy to comprehend what is taking place, he has a gut feeling that despite the fact that they have temporarily forgotten about him, it is for the best to stay away from sin. And he thinks that nothing is more cunning than dragging a smelly tail over the carpet, sneaking up to the opened door of the wardrobe, and slowly crawling into its dark depths, hiding between the fur trim of a woman’s winter coat and the day’s dress pants of the owner of the house. This is his idea of being clever. A cozy sweater made of “Angora” (not from a cat, of course; rather, it is the name given to high-quality woolen yarn), which precisely replaces his “bedding,” on which they were unable to accustom him to sleep despite their best efforts, is the right solution.
By the way, I will state the following: Your animal, regardless of the sex, with correct training will learn to go about its business “where you show it; it will eat its breakfasts and dinners where you put food, but the cat will find a place to sleep and rest in your house all on its own! will doze off whenever and whenever she pleases! And you will be required to accept this as a consequence. It is impossible to prevail against the dogged determination of a cat or cat in this matter. The only thing you can do is put a particular bedding or rug on the location picked by your pet. The animal will not complain to this object and will, on the contrary, take your initiative with a lot of pleasure.
After reading the preceding few pages, the reader may be led to believe that the author of the book is some sort of animal-advocate who despises cats. She exerted a lot of effort in an attempt to persuade us not to go through with the plan to get a cat. Most likely, her home is inhabited solely by cats. There is nothing else like it! Both a cat and a cat belong to members of our family (accordingly, there are kittens of both sexes). And both cats and cats reside in the homes of several of our other acquaintances, all of whom are, I can promise you, very respectable individuals. The infamous “smell” is dealt with by the owners of cats in a variety of ways, each of which is tailored to the individual’s conception of what constitutes a satisfactory level of ease.
In one household, the cat has his “pants” washed on a daily basis; because he was raised with the practice, he is unfazed by it. In a different household, the cat does not get washed, but from an early age on, he has been trained not to go into the rooms. Instead, he is only permitted to be in the large hallway, kitchen, and vestibule that is located between the outside yard and the inside of the house. The cat believes that his life is going very well since they chat to him, pet him, provide him with good food, and are happy to see him when he returns from “far wanderings.” It is obvious that the sweetest and most astute castrated cat has not experienced any difficulties with the “smell” because he has been living with another household for a significant amount of time.
It should be noted that the urban legends that castrated cats are more dangerous and sneaky are not true. Of course, such animals have characteristics of behavior and appearance, but cunning and aggressiveness in cats, in general, are either a consequence of neurosis (or even insanity), or a congenital trait acquired from parents who suffered from this condition – most commonly the homeless. In point of fact, among “trash” cats and cats, the individuals that behave in relation to a person in particular are the ones that stand out as having an elevated survival rate. warily, but once direct contact is made – aggressively: they fiercely try to break free, getting gravely scratched with their claws; genuinely, to the blood, bite. You are aware, after all, that very few people will attempt to pick up a stray cat with the intention of providing it with a loving home. One further thing that can be done is to feed an animal that belongs to “no man,” and many people do this. They will place food on a piece of paper, in a tin can, or just on the ground, anywhere near garbage cans and containers, but it will never occur to anyone to pick the cat up and hold it in their arms. When you step back, the animal will proceed to calmly consume the food you have given it.
Unfortunately, there is also such an extremely unpleasant phenomenon: the cat’s territorial markings are not limited to the street and the yard in an effort to satisfy his need to let others know what territory he considers to be subject to his person. This results in the cat marking territory that is not his. And does it in a conscientious and dogged manner, demonstrating that he is entitled to the property right in the apartment. A whim like this is extremely unusual and only occurs occasionally in a mature animal that is in good health. The majority of the time, this is the outcome of a single, intense stressor.
The cat is putting its nervous system in order in such a peculiar way (this is probably some kind of self-affirmation), and it is doing so repeatedly. But if the kitten had a “difficult childhood,” if in adolescence it suffered from beatings or pursuits by dogs, if in the apartment of its owners for some reason it was forced to constantly hide (from an overly annoying and noisy domestic dog, from unceremoniously ill-mannered children; from workers making prolonged repairs in the room, etc.), in short, if he was not psychologically able to develop normally, then the habit of “shaking Your cries of outrage, your hysteria, and your vanity
The adage that “such a sickness is much simpler to prevent than to cure” is entirely applicable under the circumstances presented above, as is its corresponding rule. It is likely that an animal with a mind that has been mutilated in this way cannot be cured under the typical settings seen in a household environment. I am aware of a situation in which the owners of a cat, who were, in every other way, the nicest people, except for their inability to cope with animals, were compelled to have their cat put down after being tormented for two years by the animal’s condition. At this point, the cat was already a full-fledged psychopath: in his earnest efforts to comprehend the source of the owners’ unhappiness, he devised increasingly ingenious methods of “pouring a stream” in the most unbelievable locations and on the most unimaginable items in the flat. At the same time, he became both violent and fearful. He began not only to mark in improper areas but even to spit in unsuitable places at times.
His walk, continually pushed ears, and head drawn into his shoulders were a terrible and frightening picture, associated in the human mind with the appearance of a filthy, insidious, cowardly, and ignorant creature. His head was dragged into his shoulders. And the original reason for the drama was as follows: while the kitten was between three and four months old, a significant renovation project started in the house. The proprietors did not fail to remember to provide their pet with food, but other than that, they ceased paying any attention to it at all. Because it was so terrified of the incessant rumble, the harsh sounds, the loud voices, and the heavy steps of the hard employees, the kitty perched on the top shelf of a closet that was cleared out of its belongings for several days. To be more specific, by the time the work had been finished, the adult cat had begun to experience the first stirrings of “going to the roof,” which is another way of saying “getting to know the kitten.”
He “drove up” with courtship to a large, experienced, and pregnant cat out of inexperience, and as a result, he learned a lesson that not only put an end to this particular unsuccessful romance, but also disfigured his cat biography for the rest of his life. This particular failed romance was not the only thing that caused his cat biography to be disfigured. The cat would have definitely been able to recover from the brief emotional upheaval caused by a failed love interest if it hadn’t been subjected to the prolonged, chronic stress of sitting in the closet for weeks beforehand.
As time went on, he would have grown much more selective in his claims to success with local “brides,” having learned the hard way the lessons that bitter experience can teach. The third factor that contributed to the tragedy was the educational methods that the owners used on the cat. These methods included the infamous “poking” with the nose at what the animal had done (we will discuss this ridiculous method of teaching cleanliness skills to the animal), attempts to force the animal out into the yard, and just emotional reactions in the form of screams, stamping feet, and wordy lectures. All of these methods contributed to the tragedy. In passing, I’d like to mention that cats are fully capable of understanding lectures, provided that the rest of the time they talk a lot and in a serious manner – and by the way, you shouldn’t forget about “cat concerts”: Cats have an incredible ear for music; the noises they make to communicate with each other and with people are extraordinarily varied. The “speak” of a cat, and especially a cat, is very richly intoned, and cats have an incredible musical ear.
Many cats are also capable of understanding not just speech that is directed specifically at them, but also the text of conversations that are taking place between other people if the theme of the conversation is the cat itself or his behavior. They physically perform (repeat) what the owner just told about, which is a clear demonstration that the substance of the conversation is somehow accessible to the herd. This is demonstrated plainly by the behavior of such cats. And the expression on the cat’s face at the moment when he listens carefully to the conversation between the people leaves no doubt that he is unusually interested in listening to stories about his little exploits a little bit more. This can be seen when he listens carefully to the conversation between the people.
This quality is more prevalent among cats than it is among cats. Because only cats take part in “cat concerts,” it is much more vital for them to have good vocal powers and a refined ear for intonation. Cats are the only animals that participate in cat concerts (and this is a kind of martial arts). At the same time, the cat acts as both a bystander and a reward throughout the competition. In addition, a cat spends the most of its life preoccupied with taking care of its young. As a result, no of how much love and effort the dog puts into the relationship, it will never be able to replace a cat as a reliable companion. Cats are typically far more emotional and expressive than dogs, despite the fact that they are not nearly as lively as dogs.
You will never know what hidden possibilities of amazingly close emotional and intellectual contact between you and your pet were lost in vain if your communication with an animal is limited to things like feeding, cleaning the “toilet,” and occasionally stroking the back. This is because you will never know what hidden possibilities there are.