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Cat doesn't jump normal, he leaps

post #1 of 24
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Does anyone know of this is a breed specific sorta thing?
Cody is quite large and since he was a kitten he had feet the size of a German Shepard puppy...the type that you KNOW is going to be HUGE when full grown. He's 2 now roughly 20+ lbs. We are a multi-cat home and I have others from his litter, but he seems to be the only one that leaps UP and then jumps forward when he jumps... its sort a like he bounces up then down and forward. Reminds me of a commercial for a video back when animals in the wild videos were being advertised all the time... the fox in the snow, leaps UP and then down on the hole where the rabbit was... something to that effect. I don't know if its his size and he needs to get that back end up to make his final jump or what? We noticed it but never really discussed it until the other night when unknown to me, he decided to jump from the window seat to my abdomen. Pain was horrible and had complication for a week afterwards! But of course, just like they normally do after hurting the ones that love them... he walked off as if nothing happened.
Anyways, this got us wondering if that is a specific breed trait. Any ideas?
post #2 of 24
It might be his size. I've seen some cats do a sort up and down "pre" jump to help measure the distance.

I'd like to see a picture of this guy
post #3 of 24
My 3 all jump like that quite a lot, usually when they are trying to splat each other, or really excited about a toy Mine are Orientals and a Cornish Rex cross.
post #4 of 24
Mine do it too and they are Somalis.
post #5 of 24
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Can I post pics to this thread? or do you guys handle pics a different way?
I'm a newbie and don't want to break any rules
post #6 of 24
You can post it in this thread, I'd like to see him too
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by missymotus View Post
You can post it in this thread, I'd like to see him too
me, too - we all love !
post #8 of 24
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post #9 of 24
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ok why didn't the code work?
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there you go!
post #11 of 24
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Thank you Thank you! What was I doing wrong? I'm usually pretty good with code.

That's my Cody on a shelf rail around my bedroom wall. He was born to a feral in my attic, he's the kitten behind the other gray & white with BIG eyes, that's Zac (yes, Zach and Cody). Jessie is the only girl she's all black and then there's Toby he's the black and white. They 3 boys are ALL quite large and all but Cody has a white tip that looks like a fishing lure on the ends of their tails.
My friends want me to get them into modeling ... I need to get them to bring in some money some how to keep these guys fed! LOL!!
post #12 of 24
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Can you make another one work for me please?

This is Cody's brother Toby
http://www.nothingbutromance.com/auc...oby062707b.jpg
post #13 of 24
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Thank you Thank you! What was I doing wrong? I'm usually pretty good with code.
i don't know... i looked @ the pix by copying & pasting the url in a new browser window. then i uploaded them to my photobucket account & pasted the code that begins w/ the [IMG] tag.
post #14 of 24
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Did you use the same code that I show in the post?

oh wait... maybe its [ instead of <

let me try Toby....


WOO HOO I got it!!! its different tags then I'm used to using on the eBay boards....but cool, I learned something new :-D
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by LilleyPadGifts View Post
Did you use the same code that I show in the post?

oh wait... maybe its [ instead of <

let me try Toby....
[img src=http://www.nothingbutromance.com/auctionimages/Toby062707b.jpg]

Nope ... maybe its because I'm not a paying member ?
no, that has nothing to do with it... what image hosting service are you using?

ETA: hey, i see the pic, now!
post #16 of 24
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the only reason why i wondered about a free account vs a membership is because when I tried to click on the image icon above this writing area, it takes me to a new popup window that says Click To Join...it doesn't put in the codes or anything, just the Join window. Hope I'm not breaking any rules by posting them manually then.
Guess someone will let me know if I am... please

Thanks!
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by LilleyPadGifts View Post
the only reason why i wondered about a free account vs a membership is because when I tried to click on the image icon above this writing area, it takes me to a new popup window that says Click To Join...it doesn't put in the codes or anything, just the Join window. Hope I'm not breaking any rules by posting them manually then.
Guess someone will let me know if I am... please

Thanks!
i think maybe that's for attachments... & there's a limit on those, even for paid subscribers.
posting manually, from a remote image hosting service, is just fine.
post #18 of 24
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Great! Then I could post pics til Christmas and still not show all of the pics I'm taken of my "kids" LOL... don't worry, I won't.. just saying I could.

Have you ever had a cat that took "eerie" pics?
I sell books and collectibles on eBay and over venues and a group of comic book collector friends think my Wolfie (He was a baby werewolf from the first time I saw him as a kitten) would make a great comic book hero or villian.
He is a BEAUTIFUL cat in person, but pics of him look down right scarey!
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by LilleyPadGifts View Post
Great! Then I could post pics til Christmas and still not show all of the pics I'm taken of my "kids" LOL... don't worry, I won't.. just saying I could.

Have you ever had a cat that took "eerie" pics?
oh, yeah - got a couple of my boy, Chip that are eerie...



post #20 of 24
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LOL... this is Wolfie as a baby



that poor baby was always going to be a bit different from the rest of his family. He's just as large now, but still has that wild look to him at times.
post #21 of 24
I'm not sure if it's the same as you're describing, but my Maine Coon kitten jumps kinda funny. When she jumps it reminds me of videos of foxes pouncing on prey. It's a sort of vertical leap/pounce thing. Also she doesn't do the stalk-pounce type sequence like most cats do when they plan to pounce on something. She doesn't crouch and try to stalk closer or walk closer to the "prey" (toy, my hand, whatever) but instead she just leaps right from where she's standing!

Here is a video I took of her jumping into a stroller, however this is a little different than her normal jump because she did this one from a run:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLd6ejJetcU
post #22 of 24
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YES! That sounds EXACTLY like what he does. I have noticed too with these guys (and we had 2 litters before we could trap mama and got her fixed!) they don't wiggle their butts like most kittens do when they pounce on something. They are 2 yrs old now, but even when very young they didn't do it like every other cat I've ever had in my lifetime. NEVER had cats that can distroy a room like these guys as well.... curtains are now a think of the past and earthquake putty is now a main staple! But things are things and these guys bring a lot of love to our lives so we just pick up and clean up and move on.
I will have to video some of the funny things they do around here if I can figure out my new camcorder.
We've thought all along that they had maine coon blood in them so maybe this is just one sign, besides their overwhelming size, that that is a definate possibility
post #23 of 24
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OMGosh... i just looked at the pic of your kitty .. it won't scroll to show the entire pic btw... it looks EXACTLY like the mama kitty from my group..also like her daughter Jessie. What does the word mean that you have noted on the pic? totally forgot how to spell it now but does it mean the extra toe? Her feet look a lot smaller then my boy's, but will have to take a pic of Jessie and compare the two.
post #24 of 24
Oops, I resized her photo so you should be able to see the whole thing now!

Yes, she is polydactyl which means she has extra toes. Here is a photo where you can see her feet better:
http://www.chicagocanine.com/photos/roxybleh.jpg

I need to take some new pics, she's grown quite a bit (and her tail has fluffed out a LOT) since those photos!
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