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tessalasset
07-17-2007, 10:53 PM
I decided to make a thread about how I think Miles is sad. I'm not really sure why, but just look at him. Absolutely fucking depressed. Why do you think Miles is sad?

http://a835.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/65/l_3069467fdc1348f6b440b70a938b4ce2.jpg

Hannahrain
07-17-2007, 10:54 PM
He hasn't got any captions on him. He feels inferior.

tessalasset
07-17-2007, 10:55 PM
*he has food in his bowl, and his litter is clean.

full on idle
07-17-2007, 10:58 PM
Tessa, is he just sleepy and you're making a joke?

Because if he's acting lethargic you should get his blood tested.

arbouler
07-17-2007, 10:59 PM
stomach flu.
something with his food is upsetting him.
maybe he needs cheezburger.

disgustipated
07-17-2007, 11:03 PM
he's a cat.

BoardsofCoachella
07-17-2007, 11:04 PM
It could be the heat, my cat seems to be the same way.
You may want to call a vet and find out though.

psychic friend
07-17-2007, 11:04 PM
he knows

BoardsofCoachella
07-17-2007, 11:08 PM
werd

PotVsKtl
07-17-2007, 11:12 PM
It's got a worm in it somewhere.

BoardsofCoachella
07-17-2007, 11:15 PM
Have you tried giving him some catnip?
That might get him moving around.

tessalasset
07-17-2007, 11:15 PM
its not hot here, tho. i live on the westside.

tessalasset
07-17-2007, 11:16 PM
actually ryan i do think he had worms. i gave him some prescriptions last month for it. i think he's better.

RotationSlimWang
07-17-2007, 11:16 PM
It's a serious cat.

corbo
07-17-2007, 11:24 PM
your cat is going to DIE

disgustipated
07-17-2007, 11:25 PM
Jeebus!

ewiggy
07-17-2007, 11:29 PM
has he got fleas? any recent moves or changes in kittenville? did you move his litter box? does he maybe not have enough room to really sprawl out on that bed?

RotationSlimWang
07-17-2007, 11:33 PM
Did you steal his bucket?

tessalasset
07-17-2007, 11:37 PM
Oh shit, that might have been it. I did steal his bucket earlier today. Good call dude.

tessalasset
07-17-2007, 11:38 PM
I think a major part of Miles' depression is that he's not allowed outside.

BoardsofCoachella
07-17-2007, 11:39 PM
There it is...he hasn't been outside.
Does he stare out the window at all the female cats going by?

RotationSlimWang
07-17-2007, 11:42 PM
You need to get that pussy some pussy.

ewiggy
07-17-2007, 11:48 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1352/843973894_a4d09a4ae3_o.jpg

bmack86
07-18-2007, 12:15 AM
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ficklecycle
07-18-2007, 12:34 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1352/843973894_a4d09a4ae3_o.jpg

AHAHAHAHAHA

Good Days Last
07-18-2007, 12:57 AM
http://www.cell--phone--accessories.us/images/cell-phone-covers-cat.jpg

Yo kitteh wonts thiz.

roberto73
07-18-2007, 06:00 AM
Your cat should meet my cat.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/insomniacmonty/nigelbed2.jpg

They could form a cat gang and get up to all kinds of crazy shenanigans.

canexplain
07-18-2007, 06:23 AM
he needs a bud .. cr****

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j211/canexplain/WeirdCat2.jpg

J~$$$
07-18-2007, 07:51 AM
My cat has a new boyfriend. He is Siamese.... kind of a stud. I like this boy cat he seems like a decent loving cat. My cat sits at the front window every night and this boy cat comes around bearing gifts about 10:00 at night over the past week I have found a bird, baby rabbit and a mouse on my door stop. My cat never goes outside so I think he is just wasting his time, but hes pretty sweet.

Anyways find your cat a lady cat to impress.

Beef Jerky
07-18-2007, 07:51 AM
My puss is sad also.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1222/698941573_14343b569a.jpg

bug on your lip
07-18-2007, 07:52 AM
Tessa

maybe your breath stinks

disgustipated
07-18-2007, 07:54 AM
My cat has a new boyfriend. He is Siamese.... kind of a stud. I like this boy cat he seems like a decent loving cat. My cat sits at the front window every night and this boy cat comes around bearing gifts about 10:00 at night over the past week I have found a bird, baby rabbit and a mouse on my door stop. My cat never goes outside so I think he is just wasting his time, but hes pretty sweet.

Anyways find your cat a lady cat to impress.

Thats a cool cat man.


skibbidy bop!

fatbastard
07-18-2007, 07:55 AM
You must have named him Miles for a reason.

tessalasset
07-18-2007, 08:28 AM
Tessa

maybe your breath stinks

i dont see how that would have anything to do with Miles being sad, as i don't breathe on him.

and YES, beef, our cats def need to hang out and listen to the smiths. roberto, your cat is way too pimp for my cat. look at that posture. ewig, i love you.

Good Days Last
07-18-2007, 09:24 AM
and YES, beef, our cats def need to hang out and listen to the smiths.

Wouldn't that depress them even more?

tessalasset
07-18-2007, 09:46 AM
sometimes you just gotta let it take you over. just for a little while.

thinnerair
07-18-2007, 09:55 AM
While many cats enjoy being outside where they can hunt prey and explore their surroundings, it's a myth that going outside is a requirement for feline happiness. Playing regularly with a cat easily satisfies her stalking instinct, keeps her stimulated, and provides the exercise she needs to stay healthy and happy. In fact, the indoor cat who gets lots of attention and playtime is likely happier than the indoor-outdoor cat who is generally ignored by her human companions.

Here are some tips for safely confining your cat and making the great indoors an interesting, feline-friendly environment that meets all of your cat's needs.

Start young. Kittens who are kept indoors usually show no desire to venture outside when they grow up.

Provide a screened porch or other safe way for your cat to experience the outdoors. Consider building or purchasing a "cat fence" or similar enclosure. Such an enclosure can allow your cat to experience all the pleasures of the great outdoors without the risks. However, a fence may not prevent animals from entering your yard, so you should always be present when you allow your cat outside. And be sure to cat-proof the yard by checking that the fence has no escape routes and by making toxic plants, garden chemicals, and other dangerous objects inaccessible.

If you live in a peaceful neighborhood in which you can walk without encountering loose dogs, consider buying a harness and training your cat to walk on a leash. This training takes time and patience, for both you and the cat, and it's easiest when your cat is young. Some cats can even be trained to sit on your lap while you are on the deck or patio, or harnessed and tied to a stationary object to enjoy the outdoors while you are gardening nearby (but be sure to never leave your cat alone while she is tied to a stationary object).

Install a perch near a sunny window; padded perches can be purchased at many pet supply stores or through catalog retailers. Another option is an enclosure that sits in a window frame (much like an air conditioning unit) and provides a secure space in which your kitty can "hang out." Larger options are available that attach to the side of a house or ground-floor apartment patio. It's best to allow your cat access to these when someone is home to supervise.

When your cat least expects it, grab your cat throw it up into a ceiling fan.

Buy a ready-made cat tree (often called a "kitty condo"), or make your own. A cat tree may stretch from floor-to-ceiling or be shorter. It provides great climbing opportunities and, in multi-cat households, creates more play and rest areas by taking advantage of vertical space.

Play with your cat each day. Try different types of toys that recreate "fishing," "chasing," and "flying" prey. And leave "toys" such as paper bags and cardboard boxes out when you are not home.

Give your cat a feline friend—they can provide one another with companionship and entertainment.

Plant cat grass (available from pet supply stores) in indoor pots so your feline can graze.

Clean the litter box regularly.

Even cats who are protected from roaming free should still be outfitted with a collar and visible identification. The occasional open window (make sure your windows have secure screens) or door offers a tempting opportunity for your cat to explore the outdoors. And your cat may become frightened and make her way outside if strangers come to work on your house or if there is a fire or similar disaster. The collar and visible ID could help someone get your pet back to you. For extra insurance, consider having your cat microchipped. If you do lose your cat, contact your local animal shelter immediately to file a report. Shelter workers can give you tips on getting your pet back home safely. Also read our tips for finding a lost pet.

J~$$$
07-18-2007, 09:59 AM
sDv6JHpszNc

J~$$$
07-18-2007, 12:09 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/mmmmdoughnuts/SonyaCatLogo.gif

KenMixtape
07-18-2007, 12:45 PM
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h317/KenMixtape/kitties/PICT5991.jpg
My 11 year old cat Homer was kind of a bitch to everyone but me for years. Last October I brought home a couple new kitties (Bez and Nomi) to add some new life around the house, and Homer was pretty unhappy about it (peed on the wall right next to me the night I brought home the 2nd).
After about 5 months with the new kitties, I started catching them giving each other tongue baths & wrestling a lot. Homer started genuinely turning into a better cat, and became no longer reclusive and bitter when I have friends over. I am pretty sure he now appreciates the company.
So your cat will almost certainly hate new kitties at first, they will eventually come around and probably be a better cat for it.

meyouseek
07-18-2007, 12:56 PM
Your cat needs laser vision!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1258/846582885_da3d742ee2.jpg

tessalasset
07-18-2007, 01:13 PM
I found Miles out on the street when he was a kitten. Totally freaked out and infested with fleas. So I took him to the vet and cleaned him up and brought him home as my own. He was about 4 months old when I got him, so most of his childhood was spent outdoors. As you can see in the picture, my extra bed is right up against a window, so when I'm at home, I open it and let him lie up against the screen and look out. A couple weeks ago tho, the screen broke so now I can't open it up hardly at all or he gets out. That could be the source of his sadness.

Also, he used to play with our dog Dolce all the time cause they're about the same size. They loved eachother. But this past christmas, we bought a new puppy named Dylan who has completely taken Miles' place as Dolce's play friend. So now they gang up and chase Miles around and bark at him, and then play with eachother for hours. I think this could be a big source of Miles' sadness.

Also, Nando, that was an awesome article. Did you take it off wiki? Cause I laughed when i got to this part:


When your cat least expects it, grab your cat throw it up into a ceiling fan.

RotationSlimWang
07-18-2007, 01:18 PM
Feed your cat ecstasy. I gave a two year old some a little while back and she seemed to really enjoy it. There's video of it somewhere on here.

Alchemy
07-18-2007, 01:18 PM
I brought my cat, Ms. Moneypenny, a kitten I found in my backyard. Now the other cat, Chiquita, lives with us. They've pretty much ignored eachother for years. They aren't depressed or anything. They just avoid eachother.

PotVsKtl
07-18-2007, 02:30 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/mmmmdoughnuts/SonyaCatLogo.gif

I know this lady. She lived with my high school friend's family. She's been running that pet psychic scam for a long time. I was making fun of her long before the television viewing audience got the opportunity. She's a bitch who took my vodka.

J~$$$
07-18-2007, 02:34 PM
My friends mom used to spend up to $500 a month on phone calls to that lady and her half hour sessions to "read" her cats. This was before she had her TV show.

PotVsKtl
07-18-2007, 02:35 PM
High five.

J~$$$
07-18-2007, 02:36 PM
fo reals.

J~$$$
07-18-2007, 02:47 PM
fingers at Four and Seven o'clock, squeeze.


http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/mmmmdoughnuts/analsacs.jpg

invisiblerobots
07-18-2007, 02:56 PM
http://www.magictails.com/abydos/images/pets/catnip_cosmic.jpg

tessalasset
07-18-2007, 02:56 PM
haha sick.

corbo:

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J~$$$
07-18-2007, 02:58 PM
Will this game be a MMorpg!!!!??

tessalasset
07-18-2007, 05:43 PM
Yes.

kinda bummed i can't go.

vogina
07-18-2007, 05:47 PM
i fucking hate pussies who dont get wet after i make them happy, im sorry

arbouler
07-18-2007, 05:48 PM
sDv6JHpszNc


thats great. i love it.

cats are my fav.
one day when i get really old i wanna have little tiger cubs. then when they grow up, they can eat me and i dont have to be buried...

UnicornsForBreakfast
07-18-2007, 08:54 PM
fingers at Four and Seven o'clock, squeeze.


http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/mmmmdoughnuts/analsacs.jpg

You know, I've been pretty bummed lately. Can you make me a diagram for the same procedure?

lindseyb
07-19-2007, 02:19 PM
now that you've identified the causes of his sadness, what are you going to do to make up for the fact that you won't let him outside and you brought a new animal into the house that has stolen all the attention?

you need to do something to make him feel special. buy him a spectacular toy, or better yet one of these cat tents from ikea!

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n237/lindsey_mena/cattent.jpg

give him lots of praise and affection so that he knows he's still your guy. cats like to feel special, you see.

J~$$$
07-19-2007, 02:21 PM
So by me calling my cat a slut or "Hi slutty kitty!" Im making her become a slut?

arbouler
07-19-2007, 04:23 PM
at least your cat didnt get burned, tessa!
your cat is spoiled! there's less fortunate ones out there that he doesnt know about!

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/13708685/detail.html?rss=dgo&psp=news

tessalasset
07-19-2007, 06:07 PM
i really think i do need to play with him more. should i buy him a cat tree?

thefunkylama
07-19-2007, 06:38 PM
Yes, buy him a cat tree.

mountmccabe
07-19-2007, 10:49 PM
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/mountmccabe/Coachella/84b4e15e.jpg

?

tessalasset
07-20-2007, 12:57 AM
exactly

bug on your lip
07-20-2007, 07:34 AM
http://www.gaiser.org/Cat_Family/Outdoors/Tree_Cat2.jpg

thinnerair
07-20-2007, 07:40 AM
Also, Nando, that was an awesome article. Did you take it off wiki? Cause I laughed when i got to this part:

I got that off of some cat care site.
I figured I'd add a little bit to the article. We used to do that with my friend's cat. He also used to put an old LASER TAG chest sensor and put it on the cat and then shoot the cat running around the house. The thing would start buzzing and shake the shit out of that poor cat.

PineapplePete
07-20-2007, 01:05 PM
When your cat least expects it, grab your cat throw it up into a ceiling fan.


srsly?

amyzzz
07-20-2007, 01:19 PM
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/mountmccabe/Coachella/84b4e15e.jpg

?

That is truly terrifying. I have allergies.

rage patton
07-20-2007, 01:21 PM
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/mountmccabe/Coachella/84b4e15e.jpg

?

Oh my god... I am laughing WAY to hard right now.
Holy shit.
Is that pic legit? Or photoshoped?
If it is real, how the hell did all those cats get up there?
Oh, I need to have a break from this forum for an hour or two...
These cats trees are making me short of breath.

UnicornsForBreakfast
07-20-2007, 07:23 PM
You should give your cat a corn on the cob. Apparently, cats love that.

Deviate_420
07-20-2007, 07:38 PM
I think you're cat heard the new Bjork album and now wants to commit suicide...

woogie846
07-21-2007, 12:41 AM
Your cat heard that Harry dies.

ewiggy
07-21-2007, 12:46 AM
you're cat

...

woogie846
07-21-2007, 01:52 AM
http://www.fstdt.com/funnyimages/uploads/327.jpg

PineapplePete
07-21-2007, 01:53 AM
i need to use a life-line...

comiddle
07-21-2007, 04:14 AM
I got that off of some cat care site.
I figured I'd add a little bit to the article. We used to do that with my friend's cat. He also used to put an old LASER TAG chest sensor and put it on the cat and then shoot the cat running around the house. The thing would start buzzing and shake the shit out of that poor cat.

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comiddle
07-21-2007, 04:17 AM
Huzzah! I figured out YT embedding.

fatbastard
07-21-2007, 11:53 AM
http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~pebbles/email/funny%20pictures/Who_wants_to_be_a_millionaire.jpg

ewiggy
07-21-2007, 01:13 PM
woogie, i wasn't correcting your grammar.

menikmati
07-21-2007, 01:30 PM
haha

J~$$$
08-03-2007, 09:34 AM
Tessa how is your cat doing?

tessalasset
08-03-2007, 10:47 AM
You know, I was brushing my hair this morning, getting ready to leave for work, and he was lying down on my bed staring at me, and I actually was thinking about how I should spend more time with him. So I went over and pet him for a while. I hope he enjoyed it. My dog just got neutered so Miles is kind of annoyed with him right now cause he's whining all the time and has a cone around his head.

J~$$$
08-03-2007, 10:57 AM
OMG!!!!!! PLZ POST PICS OF DOGS IN CONES!!!!!!!!!

tessalasset
08-03-2007, 11:43 AM
Hopefully he still has it on his head when I get home tomorrow morning. He looks so pathetic. It makes me laugh.

tessalasset
08-31-2007, 12:29 AM
i just want to say that miles looks absolutely serene right now. august 31, 2007 at 12:29 am.

Jenniehoo
08-31-2007, 12:50 AM
I've been to your house about 30 times in the past year and I've never seen Miles. Ever. I'm pretty sure he might be your imagination.

crazzz2007
08-31-2007, 01:27 AM
my cat...

crazzz2007
08-31-2007, 01:28 AM
my cat posing...

crazzz2007
08-31-2007, 01:29 AM
my cat and his buddy...

BROKENDOLL
09-01-2007, 08:51 AM
my cat posing... Crazzz2007~ Your cat has awesome eyes...hypnotic...

gaypalmsprings
09-01-2007, 08:59 AM
http://www.choiceshirts.com/images/A3/00/A300E-md.jpg

crazzz2007
09-08-2007, 02:02 PM
Crazzz2007~ Your cat has awesome eyes...hypnotic...

thanks.

also, thanks for ditching the pink elephants.

malcolmjamalawesome
09-08-2007, 02:05 PM
I assume the cat is sad because I can't go to Coachella next year.

Young blood
09-30-2009, 03:25 PM
Is your cat still sad?

Young blood
09-30-2009, 04:08 PM
You should give your cat a corn on the cob. Apparently, cats love that.

OMG its true cats love that shit fir some reason.

Pixiessp
09-30-2009, 04:39 PM
Please don't tell us Miles has gone on to the big cat tree in the sky. :(

gaypalmsprings
09-30-2009, 04:46 PM
http://okasaneko.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/kitty-pizza.jpg

Pixiessp
09-30-2009, 04:53 PM
http://okasaneko.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/kitty-pizza.jpg

Cheese!!!!!

tessalasset
09-30-2009, 06:35 PM
Miles is still pretty sad. I moved out of my house a little over a year ago so I don't see him that much. He's become much more attached to my little sister so I get jealous sometimes. He hardly ever says hi to me when I come over. I end up having to search him out. We had another big old dog added to the family and it took a few months but Miles is used to him now. I think it just made him feel even more of an outsider tho.

Pixiessp
09-30-2009, 06:41 PM
I've never met Miles but I can feel his pain. I am somewhat of a sad cat myself. *meow*