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post #1 of 18
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Hello catsite!!!! I'm new to the forum just wanted to introduce myself here. I'm 24 and I LOVE CATS. I love ALL animals especially cats they are the best, the bigger the better !
So I just have little Mr. Mischief, born 3/30/06 adopted 06/06. He was named when I adopted him and he lives up to his name too! He's gray and white with a white stripe down his nose. He's very very fluffy and his tail is outrageous! I mean no one can get over his tail it's really really long and just a big FLOOF. I got him nutered and front declawed 10/17. He is just a darling little thing always keeping me great company. He loves to fetch toy mice, will bring it back and fetch it again sometimes 20 or 30 times! Untill I do an unruly toss and it ends up somewhere unattainable (see he is a great fetcher but im a bad thrower) He squeeks like a mouse especially in the morning which I think is just adorable but a little strange. He's also pretty talkative which I am totally enjoying because living alone my apt. was just way too quiet without him! I also can't get him to stop biting. I mean my arm is so scratched from his biting that I look like a "cutter" He gets the devil in his eye, throws his ears far back on his head, and goes for a quick chomp! And I say NO BAD CAT in my badcat voice but he will just keep biting until I have to remove him to his time-out room. He gets in these moods 2-3 times a day and I was hoping he would outgrow it because eventually I want to have children and don't want him to be a biter. Well I'm single anyway so he has plenty of time to reform. But I decided to join the forum to be among other cat lovers. Cats are GREAT!!! Can't wait to mingle with all u peeps ... laters
post #2 of 18
Hi welcome to the cat site, you will become addicted to let you know but its a good thing ! U need to definetly get pictures of your little one, ya my kitten is in the "biting stage" and she randonly jumps on me and bites me (i think she may be teething she is 4 months) and well i look like a "cutter" as well welcome to the club But I just wanted to say HI and welcome to the site....Cant wait to see u in the forums dont forget to get some pictures up of your little one as soon as you can!!!
post #3 of 18
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Thank you, my webcam is not installed right now but I'll try to get the pics up soon. I have a few on disk from when he was smaller from the cam but it's so hard to get him to sit still ! I also had a whole roll of great action shots from his first few days at home and I took it to JEWEL OSCO photolab in my neighborhood and out of 27 exposures only 7 turned out, one of the kitten!! I was so upset and they told me it was my fault. It was a one time use camera so I can't imagine it was a user error. So aggravating that I don't have those pics to share. But thank you for the warm welcome. I'm addicted already. I can't get over those pictures of the cat and rat combo Dewey and Fearless. I love crosseyed cats oh my how entertaining !!!
post #4 of 18
Welcome to the forums asparkles98... what a wonderful story!
I hope you don't mind if I post some pictures of my cat in your thread but I thought I would, since they share the exact same name! *high-five*

And I couldn't help but share the exact same feeling, in regards to my Mischief's tail... people are always commenting on it, as well.

You can see pics of my Mischief here and you can also see is extraordinarily long tail here.

Take it from me, he WILL grow out of the biting behavior, I promise you... but it will take some time, as well as a lot of patience. He needs to undestand that it hurts you when he does that. All I did was say the words, "NO BITING! BAAAD CAT!!!" to my Mischief... until eventually, he stopped. Now, he only seems to do it when he doesn't want to be pet, which is usually only after he's groomed himself. What can I say, he's fussy and likes his coat a certain way. It sounds silly, I know... but it worked. Ignoring, although cruel in thought, also helps correct the behavior... If your cat notices that you ignore and/or walk away, paying him very little attention when he bites you, he'll start to get the hint.

I wish you all the best and I look forward to seeing you and your own Mischief around the forums.

Take care,
post #5 of 18
Hello and a warm welcome from Spain and my kitty-crew

Its great here, with lots to do and see...........beware, you soon become officially addicted

Mr Mishcief sounds such a hoot, as already mentioned, when you get chance maybe you could post us some photos we just love photos here

Well enjoy the forums !!
post #6 of 18
Welcome to TCS! If you have any questions about posting pics, etc., please let me know ! I would love to have a fluffy gray and white kitty!
post #7 of 18
Hi!, and Welcome to TCS!!!

...See you on the forums!
post #8 of 18
Welcome to The Cat Site, glad to see you here.
post #9 of 18
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wow edward! They say every person has a twin out there, (exceptfor me who is a twin already i guess lol) Our two Mischiefs are alot a like! I Noticed him biting in the photoshoot lol.... and the tails !!! HOW CUTE
post #10 of 18
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I especially love his black nose, mines' is pink!
post #11 of 18
Dear Asparkle and NoBadCat!:

Sounds like his twin lives here in the Mojave -- her name is Rani, and she's a tuxedo beauty, black and white, with a white stripe down her nose, the bushiest tail most people have ever seen, and she squeaks, not just in the morning but any time she feels like it! She loves playing with sparkle-balls and will fetch them, too -- doesn't she sound familiar? She's not bitey, but give her time...She's seven years old now, and still very gentle. One thing I've heard is that when cats get overstimulated, they can bite; and when they are petted too long, they usually try to warn the person but if the person doesn't get the signal, they defend themselves with a bite or a scratch. It's all a matter of thinking like a cat and being able to read cats' communications!

We are 9 indoor-only, rescued, spayed/neutered felines, and I, Nicolas T. Cat, am the eldest at almost 17. Baby Su is the youngest, at just "terrible two". Our devoted servant has lived with, loved, rescued, and advoCATed for cats all her life, and she loves all animals, too, except she's not fond of dogs. We also have four hens, and living out in the desert, we have a lot of visiting wildlife including rabbits, kangaroo rats, lizards, snakes, birds, insects --- the list is endless!

Welcome to the site and we hope you really enjoy it here. Would love to see some pictures when and if you want to post them!
post #12 of 18
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Thank you !! I'm so tickled to see that Mischeif has several similar kitties around here
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post #14 of 18
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From a couple months ago, he is VERY hard to contain for pictures and he's bigger now....
post #15 of 18
aww, he's so handsome!
They're terribly hard to photograph at that age, aren't they?
I bet he and my Mischief would get along swimmingly.
post #16 of 18
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He's never been around another cat since I got him. He met my landlords dogs, Ellie (a chug) and Bailey (lab mix) and he loves Ellie, they are about the same size. He also met my sisters ferrets which seemed good, and I am getting a ferret this week that I have to take home from foster care. He probley misses his brother , Gizmo who lives pretty far from here. He looked just like him but black and white (same markings)
post #17 of 18
Dear Sparkles:

Funny how that happens! Aren't they GORGEOUS???
post #18 of 18
Hi there we're so happy to welcome you and Mr. Mischief to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions

He is gorgeous and will soon grow out of that biting behaviour. To help distract him from doing it, you could try playing with a toy that dangles from a long wand. That way, when he is playing, his teeth will be further away from your hand and will hopefully help to break him of the habit.
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