A Conversation for Why Chicago Imported Feral Cats

Peer Review: A88022306 - Why Chicago Imported Feral Cats

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

Entry: Why Chicago Imported Feral Cats - A88022306
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated - U1590784

The 1000 new feral cats in Chicago have been a major news item this week. (They got tired of talking about politics, I guess.) So I figured we could run with it, too.

Photo of cat by Carol M Highsmith of the Library of Congress.

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SashaQ - happysad

Thanks DG - very topical, but also well written so this Entry will be a record of the event for the future smiley - ok Great choice of photo, too smiley - ok

Just two things I wasn’t sure about:

The mention of meowing makes me wonder - could you maybe link to more information about that? Our cat A87906630 had ways of getting us to do her bidding without saying a word, but my sister has trained most of her cats to speak to her when she speaks to them smiley - laugh

“ So, if you live in a city, consider sponsoring a cat or two.” - sponsoring means donating to the Cats at Work program to enable them to relocate a cat?

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

Good points! Feral cat researchers say feral cats don't meow - or not as much - because it's a language they use with humans. I added a Library of Congress link. smiley - blackcat

Our cats, being of barn cat stock, refuse to meow at us. But they aren't shy about letting us know what they want. smiley - winkeye There's head-butting, love-biting, rubbing, etc.

I also clarified the 'sponsoring' - people can give them money, but people also volunteer to build outdoor shelters and provide food. Some of the cats live under people's porches and get fed twice a day. smiley - smiley

I love your 3D smiley - cat.


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SashaQ - happysad

Excellent thanks smiley - ok

Ah, yes - our cat was barn cat stock, too - not feral, but not handled by humans much when she was a kitten, so that makes sense that she didn’t use meowing to communicate with us smiley - cat


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SashaQ - happysad

I was pleased my 3D image of smiley - cat turned out pretty much as I had imagined smiley - biggrin Great to see the photos by Carol M Highsmith in the Library of Congress articles, too - superb smiley - biggrinsmiley - blackcat


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Can't have too many cat entries in the EG! smiley - biggrinsmiley - cat

My cat Goldie is quite vocal, but not when compared to my other feline family member, Rossi, who lives with my daughter Laura. I spend time looking after him when she's away living the van life with her partner (until she gets back to climbing mountains). With Rossi, if you sing his name, he responds. Again, and again, and again. It's guaranteed to put a smile on your face. He's the cutest boy cat I've ever met and he even lets me rub his tummy (something Goldie wouldn't ever allow without a vicious protest)smiley - yikes

GB
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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Hope you've all seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBFg5lIsAZQ (not Rossi, btw)smiley - laugh


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

That was astonishing. Thank you! smiley - rofl


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Happy to share Internet treasures smiley - gift

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I found a reply from the dog - but as there's some fruity language I better not link to it. smiley - blush


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SashaQ - happysad

Congratulations smiley - catsmiley - blackcat


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

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