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survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 13, 2010 - 02:59pm PT
I've seen a lot of Dog threads on here, but didn't go hunting for a cat thread.

Time we had one.

For years, I wasn't a cat fan. But a few feline creatures changed that.
First there was Jason.
Then there was Luna.

Now there is Obsidian, or Sidmo for short.
The coolest damn barn cat in all New Mexico!
She thinks she's a house cat at times, but we just let her dabble a little.


Find the kitty!
Find the kitty!
Credit: survival


Sidmo Highballin' it.
Sidmo Highballin' it.
Credit: survival


Yes, she comes down on her own....
Yes, she comes down on her own....
Credit: survival


photo not found
Missing photo ID#153563


Credit: survival
corniss chopper

Mountain climber
san jose, ca
Apr 13, 2010 - 03:12pm PT
Last year we took in a scrawny 'rescue' kitten from our local people.
Its grown into an amazing furry thing, the terror of any bird that
lands within his reach. A friend said it looks like a
Norwegian Forest Cat. Didn't know what that was so googled it and
sure enough its got all the quirks: from waterproof fur to climbing and
descending trees with ease. It would sleep in the tree if we didn't lure it
down with food.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2010 - 03:33pm PT
Sidmo on patrol.
Sidmo on patrol.
Credit: survival


All clear Dad, no mice up here....
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Apr 13, 2010 - 03:34pm PT
I twisted the laptop around to show that cat to Anna(purna), one of my cats, and she was not impressed. Sorry.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2010 - 03:35pm PT
Let's see a pic of Anna, and I'll tell you how impressed Sid is!
Mike.

climber
Apr 13, 2010 - 04:34pm PT
Woody is the shee!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KswnjMa-MQ
Pate

Trad climber
Apr 13, 2010 - 04:53pm PT
How are those Percosets treating you Bruce?
Kitty threads?!?

My cat Ashes, a feral cat I saved from an impending Colorado winter 10 years ago now, is one of the best companions ever. She's lost some of the piss and vinegar, but BITD, she used to set the record straight with every single dog that entered my house. She'd stalk the poor things, then lunge in for the full 4 pawed head mauling.

I'd warn people and say they should leave their dogs outside.

"He LOVES cats" they'd say.

"Not for much longer" I'd tell them.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2010 - 04:58pm PT
Percolators are doing just fine....

Running low.

Not supposed to drive on them anyway.

The hand doc gave me a scrip for 15 more Happy Campers.
They're a little stingy with them these days...

So yes, kitty thread indeed!

Sid and her friend Bernie....


Credit: survival


Pate

Trad climber
Apr 13, 2010 - 05:00pm PT
Great picture man!

That bird sure is accessorized.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2010 - 05:02pm PT
Watch this!!

Credit: survival

Sidmo doing time.....


Credit: survival
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 13, 2010 - 05:39pm PT

Bruce, the last photos are hilarious!!!!
I almost fell out of my chair--yay for the bird!!!!!

(I'm sure Crimpie'd agree)!!!
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho-dee-do-dah-day boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom
Apr 13, 2010 - 05:54pm PT
Predators posing as house pets. Besides, in a cats' estimation, the role of humans is to serve them. FWIW.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Apr 13, 2010 - 06:02pm PT
We rescued Mei Fu just over a year ago.

Thinking about what CD to play next
Thinking about what CD to play next
Credit: Ghost
She got up there all on her own.

Ah, hell, none of this music is any good.
Ah, hell, none of this music is any good.
Credit: Ghost

Off for a drink at her favorite bar.
Off for a drink at her favorite bar.
Credit: Ghost

Looking down on the world.
Looking down on the world.
Credit: Ghost

What she does best. (The railing is about 12 feet off the ground)
What she does best. (The railing is about 12 feet off the ground)
Credit: Ghost
boulderkitty

Trad climber
Los Angeles, California
Apr 13, 2010 - 06:26pm PT
Credit: boulderkitty
Kai!
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Arid-zona
Apr 13, 2010 - 06:55pm PT
Lookit dose fukken cats.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 13, 2010 - 07:02pm PT
One very tolerant and clean cat here...




She looks psyched!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Apr 13, 2010 - 07:38pm PT
Waterboarding a cat?

Did you get it to confess about the missing piece of steak?
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Apr 13, 2010 - 07:50pm PT
Crimpy that made me laugh so hard!

My cat takes 2 people to hold him down for the waterboarding!
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Apr 13, 2010 - 07:54pm PT
Cats usually don't like water.

Credit: Fritz
Hoots

climber
Toyota Tacoma
Apr 13, 2010 - 08:17pm PT
The internet is wonderful.

http://gatoisland.com/10/
OR

Trad climber
VT
Apr 13, 2010 - 08:36pm PT
Keep it up! I love this stuff.
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Apr 13, 2010 - 08:44pm PT
Paging Jobee!
DonC

climber
CA
Apr 13, 2010 - 10:28pm PT
Credit: DonC
Credit: DonC
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 14, 2010 - 12:20am PT

I'm goin' shoppin'. . .



fer kittie treats!!!!!
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
Apr 14, 2010 - 12:38am PT
Here's a pic of Puma (RIP 2007), my first road trip kitty, exploring the high grass of the Needles of South Dakota...
Credit: BrassNuts

Another pic of Puma on her terrain of choice, quality Sierra granite...
Credit: BrassNuts
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Apr 14, 2010 - 12:47am PT
And then there's the real thing

Credit: Ghost
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Apr 14, 2010 - 12:51am PT
Scooter is close to the real wild-cat thing. 25 Lbs and Bobcat in the family tree. Likes to "pack up" and explore our "rocky ranchette."

Credit: Fritz

Scooter in 2002 with Fritz -------and Herman at top of photo
Scooter in 2002 with Fritz -------and Herman at top of photo
Credit: Fritz
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Apr 14, 2010 - 12:54am PT
Wow!

Brassnuts, I can see you had one special buddy there. You can see his little being spark in his eyes and tell that he was are smart little friend.

DonC...that grey doodle on the armrest pic was so cute I called my bf over to see.

I wish I was on my own computer to share. Maybe tomorrow!
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Apr 14, 2010 - 12:55am PT
Zoe posing with the Cuties.
Zoe posing with the Cuties.
Credit: Melissa

A recycled kitty pic from the ones I've already loaded.
dipper

climber
Apr 14, 2010 - 12:55am PT
My friend Mario, soloing his favorite tree problem.

Smartest cat I've known.

Part cat, part dog, part cow, part human.



photo not found
Missing photo ID#153688




photo not found
Missing photo ID#153690



photo not found
Missing photo ID#153694
pc

climber
Apr 14, 2010 - 01:18am PT
Amazing we got our cat Charlie to pose for the Halloween photo ;) ...
Amazing we got our cat Charlie to pose for the Halloween photo ;) Would have been better if we was swiping at the rat.
Credit: pc
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Apr 14, 2010 - 04:24am PT
Here's Annapurna, the unimpressed cat. She does lots of cool stuff, but not for the camera.
Credit: mcreel
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Apr 14, 2010 - 04:35am PT
tradchick

Trad climber
Vermont
Apr 14, 2010 - 07:56am PT
We got this kitty, Rocco, from an animal shelter last fall. He's a Maine coon cat and they take about 4 years to attain their full size. They also have some dog like traits. He's a great cat, plays fetch and goes outside on a leash because my road can be busy.

Hannah and Rocco
Hannah and Rocco
Credit: tradchick

Rocco
Rocco
Credit: tradchick

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 14, 2010 - 09:04am PT
What kind of cat is this we have?

Credit: Crimpergirl

She's the first cat I've ever lived with but something tells me she's not like other cats.
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Apr 14, 2010 - 09:54am PT
Crimpergirl: Did it agree to dress-up and stand-up after the water-boarding?
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 14, 2010 - 10:12am PT
After the water-boarding, she was much more amenable to anything. :)

edit: I meant to say that there are a lot of great looking and funny cats out there. Fun thread!
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho-dee-do-dah-day boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom
Apr 14, 2010 - 10:14am PT
Y'alls realize that if cats weighed 10 times what they do now, that half the human race would be toast. Just sayin
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Apr 14, 2010 - 10:41am PT


Malaya (the slayer) catching and playing with snow flakes during an April snow dump
MarthaP

climber
Apr 14, 2010 - 10:49am PT
I was just adopted by a 3-week old orphan found wandering around the AMC building yesterday. He still needs to be hand fed and sure pees a lot. Coolest, funniest, most endearing little guy I've ever met. Brown tabby, named him Bradford after Bradford Washburn. His step-brother and step-sister are still taking it all in but very respectful. Will post pics soon.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2010 - 11:16am PT
Hmmmm, no picture of Annapurna highballing....
Sid says "that cat is gheyyyy!"






Sid guarding the perimeter, watching for communist infiltrators.
Sid guarding the perimeter, watching for communist infiltrators.
Credit: survival
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Apr 14, 2010 - 12:31pm PT
Cats got to love a hairless cat.
photo not found
Missing photo ID#134579
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Apr 14, 2010 - 04:12pm PT
Annapurna once cratered from about 5 meters up, and walked away with her dignity mostly intact. That photo was from 2000, when she was 7. She's now 17, and going strong.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2010 - 04:59pm PT
Sid was only joking...of course.

Sid's still a youngster, not quite two.

Credit: survival
matisse

climber
Apr 14, 2010 - 06:11pm PT
Spike The Magnificent
In a festive Holiday Mood:
antlers before
antlers before
Credit: matisse
antlers after
antlers after
Credit: matisse

Discovering the limits of the cat doughnut related contortion:
contortion
contortion
Credit: matisse

Spike the artist:
catball
catball
Credit: matisse

After pressing out the mantle on the top of the door (got himself up there):
hiball
hiball
Credit: matisse
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 14, 2010 - 06:14pm PT
There can be no better name than Spike The Magnificent!
matisse

climber
Apr 14, 2010 - 06:23pm PT
He was just Spike (kind of like Cher) until he signed up for an email account and they would not take him without a last name.

He is facebook friends with people I don't know. He also lies down (reluctantly) on command, walks on a leash, and comes when whistled at. He eats vegetables. Definitely a personality.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 14, 2010 - 10:26pm PT
I'm not cat people but I dig this coolest thread.
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
Apr 15, 2010 - 12:19am PT
Pente the cat kickin back after a day in the Creek...
Credit: BrassNuts
MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
Apr 15, 2010 - 12:50am PT






corniss chopper

Mountain climber
san jose, ca
Apr 15, 2010 - 01:14am PT
nice creation by a cat loving artist
ec

climber
ca
Apr 15, 2010 - 04:53pm PT
"This box is full of stuff that almost killed me."
"This box is full of stuff that almost killed me."
Credit: ec
Pate

Trad climber
Apr 15, 2010 - 04:55pm PT
"I said no more pictures....... now you must bleed."

Credit: Pate
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, California
Apr 15, 2010 - 11:28pm PT
Cute bird on the First page, Survival.
I didn't know you were a bird lover.

I know one thing;
If my cat sat on top of any of my birdcages,
She'd end up missing a few toes!!!

Parrots are great cat hunters!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 16, 2010 - 02:28am PT
A good friend painted a portrait of Loki when she was an itty bitty orange kitty. Here it is.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
It is perhaps somewhat impressionistic, but then it's not every cat that has its portrait painted.

The mosaic that corniss chopper posted is quite nice, too.
MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
Apr 16, 2010 - 02:36am PT
The Napmaster Snarl:





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mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Apr 16, 2010 - 05:34am PT
Hah ha, no wonder they can jump 5 feet in the air, after all that power napping!
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Apr 17, 2010 - 12:57am PT
Credit: Ed Hoff


Milk-boarding cats in Idaho.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 17, 2010 - 01:10am PT
LOL!!

I've seen that happen in a barn in Norway - I spent a few days with a cousin who's a farm vet. It's very cute - right up there with cats sleeping atop a horse.
Loomis

climber
*_*
Apr 17, 2010 - 02:07am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#127166

Baaad kitty!!
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Boulder Creek CA
Apr 17, 2010 - 02:31am PT
My girl friend, Niki
My girl friend, Niki
Credit: TomCochrane

Detonator
Detonator
Credit: TomCochrane

My son, Sean, with his 800 lb buddy, Det.
My son, Sean, with his 800 lb buddy, Det.
Credit: TomCochrane

Sean with KiKi
Sean with KiKi
Credit: TomCochrane

MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
Apr 17, 2010 - 02:46am PT
Napmaster Snarl Cat Art Photo Assault!



















TomCochrane

Trad climber
Boulder Creek CA
Apr 17, 2010 - 03:11am PT
Home is where the hearth is
Home is where the hearth is
Credit: TomCochrane
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Boulder Creek CA
Apr 17, 2010 - 03:13am PT
And they say lions and tigers don't get along? - Rocky and Detonator, ...
And they say lions and tigers don't get along? - Rocky and Detonator, best buddies...
Credit: TomCochrane
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Apr 17, 2010 - 11:04am PT
We mustn't for get our Princess Puffalina:


Soft focus glamor shot:


Credit: justthemaid


Herding tribbles:





Puffy in her chair:




justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Apr 17, 2010 - 11:09am PT
Now back to Napmaster:


Still Life With 12 Pound Zucchini:




Does this couch make me look fat?











Pate

Trad climber
Apr 17, 2010 - 01:26pm PT
A Liger- the result of a Tiger getting along very very well......
Credit: Pate








Something tells me this cat shouldn't have quite so much access to a crowd of people, even if they ARE Renaissance freaks.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 17, 2010 - 01:40pm PT
hey there survival and all... here's a few newer pics...
in order of their adoption:


bobby-bob... about 15 years old?
bobby-bob... about 15 years old?
Credit: neebee

bobby-bob again...
bobby-bob again...
Credit: neebee

and the winner, is.... :)
and the winner, is.... :)
Credit: neebee

helpers in my "workshop"... :)  *bobby-bob and samson-julius...
helpers in my "workshop"... :) *bobby-bob and samson-julius...
Credit: neebee

samson-julilus...  about 11? ...
samson-julilus... about 11? ...
Credit: neebee

samson-julius...
samson-julius...
Credit: neebee

dotty-mancha...
dotty-mancha...
Credit: neebee

dotty-mancha... again...
dotty-mancha... again...
Credit: neebee

ursula-ma-foi...
ursula-ma-foi...
Credit: neebee

ursula-ma-foi... again...
ursula-ma-foi... again...
Credit: neebee

harper-tyler-mercy...
harper-tyler-mercy...
Credit: neebee

harper-tyler-mercy... again...
harper-tyler-mercy... again...
Credit: neebee

the kitchen sentries... (the two older cats mainly stay upstairs...
the kitchen sentries... (the two older cats mainly stay upstairs...
Credit: neebee

smile... :)

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 17, 2010 - 02:30pm PT
Nice Neebee!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2010 - 02:41pm PT
Global Good News Network: UPDATE

//Wayward NM cat has free flight home from Chicago
Apr 17, 2010 (6:31a CDT)//


CHICAGO - No one knows how a tabby cat named Charles traveled the 1,300 miles from his New Mexico home to Chicago, but he's set for a complimentary flight home on American Airlines in a carrier donated by an Albuquerque business.

Charles disappeared about eight months ago while his owner was out of town and a friend was caring for him.

"Oh, I was crushed, and I found out while I was away volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, and I was so upset because I was in New Orleans so there was nothing I could do," said Robin Alex, of Albuquerque.

Then earlier this week, Alex received a call telling her Chicago Animal Care and Control had picked up her wandering cat as a stray. Staffers reached out to Alex after finding that Charles had a tracking microchip embedded between his shoulder blades, said the agency's executive director, Cherie Travis.

But Alex said she could not afford the round-trip ticket to Chicago to bring Charles home, so she was afraid he might be euthanized.

Enter fellow Albuquerque resident Lucien Sims. Sims said he has a tabby cat who strongly resembles Charles, and was moved when his mother sent him an online story about Alex and her pet.

Most importantly, Sims was on his way to Chicago on Thursday for a wedding, so he said he would go to the shelter, pick up Charles and bring him back to New Mexico.

Sims has made all the arrangements for Charles' return, including getting a company to donate a cat carrier and American Airlines to waive the cat's travel fee.

Travis said Charles is definitely ready for his next adventure.

"He's in good condition," she said. "He needs a good brushing. He's got a little bit of a cold - a little bit of an upper respiratory infection - but otherwise he's in great condition."



Edit: Neebster, that's quite a collection!
Just don't bump it up to 75 and turn into one of those psycho cat ladies....
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 17, 2010 - 04:29pm PT
hey there survival... haha, oh my... no.... i had only planned on having one, too...

the second was a surpirse add-one when i came back from being out of town... it was adopted by the grandkids new mom, but suddenly she was alergic to it... and then it got passed to my daughter (the other mom) and then back again, and then there it was for ME, when i came home!...

the rest, though, i had adopted from where i worked, when had the earning, though small, but enough to care for them...

but---five is the limit for town... :)
and for tiny houses like mine ...

and, worse is, i have NO washing machine!!!! :(
this does make it a lot harder...

the ol' pup dog, sure does enjoy them though...
:O


i reckon i been a mom for so long, i just needed
the pitter patter of feet thumping around the place!
:)
MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
Apr 17, 2010 - 04:32pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#154262
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Apr 17, 2010 - 05:06pm PT
Baker & Sophie
Baker & Sophie
Credit: Hardly Visible

early origins of Sophie riding on my shoulder
early origins of Sophie riding on my shoulder
Credit: Hardly Visible

a year later cruising thru Oregon
a year later cruising thru Oregon
Credit: Hardly Visible

the elder of the group Bonnie now about 18 years
the elder of the group Bonnie now about 18 years
Credit: Hardly Visible

Clyde (rip) a true killin machine if there ever was birds,bats...
Clyde (rip) a true killin machine if there ever was birds,bats, squirrels, chipmonks, mice, voles, weasels, snakes and grouse chicks that I can remember just off the top of my head
Credit: Hardly Visible

racking up
racking up
Credit: Hardly Visible

climbin at Index
climbin at Index
Credit: Hardly Visible

some bag games
some bag games
Credit: Hardly Visible

Then every Saturday I take care of about 30 others at a shelter

Credit: Hardly Visible

Credit: Hardly Visible

Credit: Hardly Visible

Credit: Hardly Visible

Credit: Hardly Visible
Jobee

Social climber
The Portal
Apr 17, 2010 - 09:38pm PT
Merlin the magnificent!
He is a happy camper.
He is a happy camper.
Credit: Jobee
Jobee

Social climber
The Portal
Apr 17, 2010 - 09:42pm PT
Bodhi the bruiser.
Credit: Jobee
MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
Apr 18, 2010 - 12:49am PT
malabarista

Trad climber
PA, then AZ, then CO, Now CA, soon OR
Apr 18, 2010 - 01:11am PT
Trained attack cat on duty

Trained attack cat on duty
Trained attack cat on duty
Credit: malabarista
Pate

Trad climber
Apr 20, 2010 - 05:36pm PT
These are the footprints of Ernest Hemingway's cats back in the 30's, at his house in Key West. Most of them are double pawed.
Credit: Pate

There are 40+ ancestors running around the grounds, they have the run of the museum. Here's my daughter breaking the rules and petting one that's asleep on Ernest's bed.
Credit: Pate

This one is named Charlie Chaplin, he's the spitting image of one of the original cats that he descended from.
Credit: Pate
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Apr 20, 2010 - 08:53pm PT
So, you're sitting at the office and you get this feeling you're not alone...



Busted for perusing the Taco, misbehavior will be punished.



Ruby the office cat is a harsh mistress.

Tom the Cop

Sport climber
Eastern Kentucky
Apr 20, 2010 - 10:50pm PT
Ricky and Lucy
Ricky and Lucy
Credit: Tom the Cop
loves to play in cracker boxes
loves to play in cracker boxes
Credit: Tom the Cop
Ricky creeps me out when he does this.   He stops every once in a whil...
Ricky creeps me out when he does this. He stops every once in a while and stares at this photo of a dog that died years before he was around. He sits like that for about five minutes at a time.
Credit: Tom the Cop
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 21, 2010 - 04:56am PT
hey thre say, off white... my cats do the same "office nesting" stuff... oh my... two are doing that right now, and all my papers are falling... :O

very nice cat! ...

so many more nice ones, too...

i just got a few more, but will have to do them up, tomorrow...
(nope, not a few more cats, survival... ;))
just a few more pics)... :)
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Apr 21, 2010 - 12:01pm PT
Hey Neebee, she's not all that nice. Last week she turned my office bathroom into a blood splattered bunny abattoir, splashed it up the wall, fur stuck to pools of dried blood, and a red slug trail leading to where the partially eviscerated critter finally expired. Oh yeah, nature is red in tooth and claw, but she doesn't understand that it's counterproductive for her - it's the plentiful rabbits on our property that keep the coyotes fat and sassy and not all that desperate for a taste of feline. I prefer it when she just clears the rodents out of my shop and rafter storage.

Then she wants to lick my nose after doing things like that. Yeeesh. Its a funny thing sharing your world with cuddly little savage predators.
Mattq331

Mountain climber
Boulder/UK
Apr 21, 2010 - 02:03pm PT
Our cat Tornado is small, but very punchy.

In this video, my 13 year old son tries to climb up the outside of our apartment and onto our deck. Tornado has other ideas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfKCGcqPcgA

Matt
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Apr 22, 2010 - 12:45am PT
Killer Watch cats?

Appears the cat has treed the bear.  I grew up with a female cat that ...
Appears the cat has treed the bear. I grew up with a female cat that would pounce on dogs and ride them back to their owner's trucks.
The dogs would cower inside while the cat walked back and forth on the hood with its tail lashing.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Apr 22, 2010 - 12:49am PT
mattq THAT CLIP IS HILAROUS !!!

Smack'em DOWN grey tabby !!!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!


Love how the ?sibling is giving the bubba crap & bouncin' the camera when watching kitty gittem.
MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
Apr 22, 2010 - 01:16am PT
Too funny! But kinda grippy, too! Perfect!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 23, 2010 - 08:14am PT
hey there offfwhite... oh my... say, the worst my cats did was bring the ol' mice in.... :O


though, i had twice had birds get stuck in here, and one, i was able to set free, by opening the door... but, the other, i woke up to see that the ol' cat had done what cats will do:

use their claws, as nature intended...
so i have a small idea, oh my....


my cats, lately have been finding new ways to rearrange rooms, but not with bunny fur, nor feathers--now they are using papers and trinkets, so things are easier to clean around here now...
:)


say, forgot to mention:
ursula ma foi, had extra toes, on all four feet...
here is a closer look... the background was too cluttered
by cat and pillow, so i covered the picture with flowers:

big "bear" paws, for URSULA ma foi... the better for re-arranging flor...
big "bear" paws, for URSULA ma foi... the better for re-arranging florals? :)
Credit: neebee

:)
emac

climber
New Hampshire
Apr 23, 2010 - 09:39am PT
watching tv
watching tv
Credit: emac

chillin'
chillin'
Credit: emac
hafilax

Trad climber
East Van
Apr 23, 2010 - 11:14am PT
No cats of my own but I'm a fan of Maru. His youtube channel is the 8th most subscribed in Japan so I'm not alone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdhLQCYQ-nQ

http://www.youtube.com/user/mugumogu#p/u/62/ofrSio_jZO0

http://www.youtube.com/user/mugumogu#p/u/97/hPzNl6NKAG0
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 23, 2010 - 10:01pm PT
hey there halifax.. say, what kind of cat is this... my computer does not do youtube.. so i cant check it out... well, i could, but it takes forever...

share a bit, of the cat's story... thanks so much... :)

perhaps i can pass the link on to othes, too...
:)



MY CAT... just messed up the kitchen, after all my hard cleaning, all day...

i came back from taking the ol' pup dog to the store...
i come in and wonder what the "heck" that weird smell is, in my house...
go into the kitchen to get the ol' pup-dog a doggies biscuit and:

there is this weird "dust like flaky stuff" ALL OVER THE COUNTER!...
and some round orange plastic on the floor, with more flaky stuff!

hmmm, smells like FISH!...

OH MY.... how could i have FORGOT!!!... this one cat, the newest... continualy ATTACKS MY FISHFOOD... :O

yep---he pried the can open ... pulling OFF the plastic lid...
the stuff was all OVER the place...


seems he ate a bit of it and spit it out, too... goooooooooooey...
man oh man:

when the owner and pup-dog are away, the cat will play...

hmm, or was that, when the cat's aways, the mice will play:
well, in this case, it was CAT... ;))




EASY enough to clean up i suppose, but it took a lot of care, not to send it scattering all over...
very interesting thing to see your pet has gotten into....
:)

*usually, it is just the garbage... :O
cintune

climber
the Moon and Antarctica
Mar 11, 2011 - 01:17pm PT


go-B

climber
Sozo
Mar 11, 2011 - 01:22pm PT
I thought I saw a puddy cat, I did, I did, I did!
drunkenmaster

Social climber
santa rosa
Mar 11, 2011 - 01:26pm PT
Taboo facebooking
Taboo facebooking
Credit: drunkenmaster

grover

climber
Dabville. Gnarlandia
Mar 11, 2011 - 01:44pm PT


A friend sent this to me the other day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeTzsy2IrRM&feature=fvst
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Mar 11, 2011 - 01:45pm PT
No unusual shots or antics here. Just Rico; my budy for years. <br/>
No unusual shots or antics here. Just Rico; my budy for years.

Credit: TYeary
Jobee

Social climber
El Portal Ca.
Mar 11, 2011 - 01:51pm PT
Credit: Jobee

Biggie; 32 pounds of big.
Jobee

Social climber
El Portal Ca.
Mar 11, 2011 - 01:56pm PT
Credit: Jobee

Cutie rests after some hard licks.
Jobee

Social climber
El Portal Ca.
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:06pm PT
Credit: Jobee

We are magnificent!

Credit: Jobee

Cutie depises Bodhi's toes.

Credit: Jobee

Zorro's sunny spot.
Brandon-

climber
Done With Tobacco
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:28pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:36pm PT
Argentine campground guardian...
Credit: Reilly

Patagonian estancia guardian...
Credit: Reilly



A lot of other kitties in Argentina don't have it so good.
Credit: Reilly



There is more to this than meets the eye so don't go making assumptions...
Credit: Reilly
go-B

climber
Sozo
Mar 12, 2011 - 09:07pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#194477
Stray Cat Strut by The Stray Cats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYiwxM_RVEI&feature=fvwrel
Randisi

Boulder climber
East Side
Mar 12, 2011 - 09:23pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#194486

photo not found
Missing photo ID#194479
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 12, 2011 - 09:29pm PT
hey there all, say,.... just a new pic, to share...


"set the table??  SET THE TABLE, you say???  what you mean, 'set the t...
"set the table?? SET THE TABLE, you say??? what you mean, 'set the table'--i KNOW how to 'set a table' pretty well, as it is, don't you think?"
Credit: neebee


:)


"i just LOVE the balance-beam... short, though this one, is..."
"i just LOVE the balance-beam... short, though this one, is..."
Credit: neebee


:)

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 12, 2011 - 09:37pm PT
hey there say.... :)


some cats just LOVE to take chances:


"say, i'll shoot you again... double or nothin'?"


Credit: neebee



Credit: neebee



:)




neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 12, 2011 - 09:41pm PT
hey there say, randisi... oh my, how TRUE...


my cats only understand a good little "hiss" that i have to use, when they jump up on the kitchen counter, while i cook... or, for when they try to run through the wrong door, at the wrong time...

*and you know, they may not even hear THAT, lol, but they sure recognize the facial expression that i use to go with it... :))


(well, the best 'cat snear' that i can come up with, for being a human-folk), lol...

thanks for the fun share...
:)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 12, 2011 - 10:54pm PT
Credit: Jaybro
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Mar 13, 2011 - 01:00am PT
Bump for great cats!
Randisi

Boulder climber
East Side
Mar 13, 2011 - 01:45pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#194552
Credit to B. Kliban
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 13, 2011 - 01:59pm PT
Helping me trim my toenails.
Helping me trim my toenails.
Credit: donini
keeping the riff-raff out
keeping the riff-raff out
Credit: donini
pleasant bouquet, shades of catnip and cream
pleasant bouquet, shades of catnip and cream
Credit: donini
who needs a dog when you have Tuffy to fetch?
who needs a dog when you have Tuffy to fetch?
Credit: donini
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 13, 2011 - 02:05pm PT
ready for The Creek! I'll be heading there later this week.
ready for The Creek! I'll be heading there later this week.
Credit: donini
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Mar 13, 2011 - 02:33pm PT
Moonlight guarding the Christmas Gifts
Moonlight guarding the Christmas Gifts
Credit: Seamstress

Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Mar 13, 2011 - 03:13pm PT
I just have to shake my head at Donini being a "cat person."

Even the toughest seem susceptible to this strange feline control.

Scooter curled up with his pet "Teddy-rabbit."
Scooter curled up with his pet "Teddy-rabbit."
Credit: Fritz
MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Mar 13, 2011 - 03:34pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#187581
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Mar 13, 2011 - 04:01pm PT
Credit: Zander

Credit: Zander

Credit: Zander
Randisi

Boulder climber
East Side
Mar 13, 2011 - 04:42pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#194574

That's a fine lookin' meat loaf you got there, Zander!
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Mar 13, 2011 - 05:08pm PT
Yeah Randisi,
The meatloaf is just cooking in the sun.
Z
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Mar 13, 2011 - 05:30pm PT
Sweet!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Mar 28, 2011 - 10:41pm PT
Scooter "checked out" just after his 19th birthday on Friday.

He survived coyotes, dogs, & cars: but old age gets us all.

The nicest 1/2 bobcat, 25 lb. kitty I've ever seen.

(actually the only cat I've known with those qualifications).

Scooter & Fritz bonding.
Scooter & Fritz bonding.
Credit: Fritz

Hookie-pokie Scooter cat!  "you put your left paw out, you pull your l...
Hookie-pokie Scooter cat! "you put your left paw out, you pull your left paw in------
Credit: Fritz

See you in the Summerlands!
See you in the Summerlands!
Credit: Fritz
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Mar 28, 2011 - 11:12pm PT
Dr. F: Thanks for asking. He used to curl up around the big crystal on hot days.

In this case: he tolerated my posing him for a series of crystal photos on his catnip filled "Boogie mat."

just for fun.

Scooter: born 3/25/1992----died 3/25/2011.

Fly!
Fly!
Credit: Fritz

Aya K

Trad climber
New York
Mar 29, 2011 - 12:17am PT
My cat uses the toilet. Hasn't figured out flushing yet though.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 29, 2011 - 12:25am PT
Oh Fritz - sorry about your kitty. :( Beautiful cat.
MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Mar 29, 2011 - 12:28am PT
So sorry for your loss, Fritz. It is so hard to lose the feline friends.
MisterE

Social climber
Bouldering the Gnar
Jul 2, 2011 - 03:41pm PT
LOLcats Bump! (featuring Punky Mewster)

photo not found
Missing photo ID#207928

photo not found
Missing photo ID#207985

photo not found
Missing photo ID#207929

photo not found
Missing photo ID#207930

photo not found
Missing photo ID#207984

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 3, 2011 - 01:07am PT
hey there say, fritz... :( oh my, sadly did not know about your cat and the loss of it (though i know it was a while back, i see) ... hope you are doing well after that and that things have settled... :(


thanks for sharing the special pictures...


mr E wow... so fun to see you being a cat person, and seeing the fun these crtters bring to everyday things in life...
:))
Weld_it

Trad climber
Chatsworth
Jul 3, 2011 - 01:10am PT
FACT: CATS BLOW MAXXIMUM ASSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 3, 2011 - 01:12am PT
Memo: Mail Weld_it to Mr. Schrodinger also.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 3, 2011 - 01:21am PT
Or Mail to Weld_it Schrodinger's litter box.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 3, 2011 - 02:03am PT


Mr E ,

We need a followup photo with the box closed with no cat in sight and a question mark aside it.

g'night


Wacko&#40;white&#41; and baby Bernice
Wacko(white) and baby Bernice
Credit: Darwin
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 19, 2011 - 12:59am PT
Hey it's been over two weeks! I climb. The cats climb. It was a beautiful day in Seattle, so:




And a link to a larger image (i.e. I'm just messing around to see how they come out)

http://bigstupid.org/cats/2011_07_18_deck.png
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 19, 2011 - 01:01am PT
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Loki in her wallow, on a recent rare warm afternoon. Unfortunately, the surrounding tomatoes were recently uprooted, so she's no longer stealth cat.
Captain...or Skully

climber
or some such
Jul 19, 2011 - 01:03am PT
I kinda prefer when they survive the paradocs(!) also...We have all these rodents, and they're kinda rampant.
I'm still not very cat, though. Arms length is fine.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 19, 2011 - 01:05am PT
More sun, less stealth. It's a tradeoff.
Jay Wood

Trad climber
Land of God-less fools
Jul 19, 2011 - 01:40am PT
Maru.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08pVpBq706k&feature=related
corniss chopper

climber
breaking the speed of gravity
Jul 19, 2011 - 01:55am PT
cat in its natural habitat


matisse

climber
Jul 19, 2011 - 02:03am PT
Spike the magnificent...
assisting with home improving (note excellent ladder technique and heavy duty construction flip flops on home owner)
home improving
home improving
Credit: matisse
in the up high
up high
up high
Credit: matisse
practicing the jaguar eyes
jaguar in the tree
jaguar in the tree
Credit: matisse
the coveted full superman pose
the coveted full superman pose
the coveted full superman pose
Credit: matisse
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jul 19, 2011 - 09:19am PT
Bump for cat photo fix. Catless in Choss Creek.
matisse

climber
Jul 19, 2011 - 03:04pm PT
anyone "need" a kitten? My vet rescued a lovely black and white female who had a bad concussion, -she was brought in unconscious to the clinic - 3 weeks later she had 8 (!!!!) healthy black, black and white, and grey kittens. they are now looking for homes- cute as all get out -shoot me a mail, and I'll put you in touch w/ her.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 19, 2011 - 04:50pm PT
Climbing-related cat photos

Yes, a couple of days later we came home to find the entire tower of C...
Yes, a couple of days later we came home to find the entire tower of CD racks on the floor.
Credit: Ghost

The top of the post she's sitting on is quite slick, but she can stick...
The top of the post she's sitting on is quite slick, but she can stick the landing from the floor above
Credit: Ghost

This one's not much of a climb to get to, but it's a long drop to the ground.
It's over ten feet to the ground and the railing is narrower than she ...
It's over ten feet to the ground and the railing is narrower than she is.
Credit: Ghost
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 19, 2011 - 04:55pm PT

Great pix, Ghost--what a fun kitty!!!
One of mine's sleeping just beside me, content!
adam d

climber
The Bears, CA
Jul 19, 2011 - 07:49pm PT
I've never been a cat person. I was fine with other folks' cats but why would I want one? My lady is a huge cat fan but hasn't had one in a long time for many reasons (including allergies and me). Sunday, I saw this guy on craigslist to be adopted and inexplicably and without planning pushed her to get him (and went along of course for the experience). Named Limuw after the boy in the Chumash Rainbow Bridge story (and a Chumash name for Santa Cruz Island). I guess I finally switched camps...not sure how it all happened still.

Limuw
Limuw
Credit: adam d
matisse

climber
Jul 19, 2011 - 08:32pm PT
^^^^^
OMG he's adorable
adam d

climber
The Bears, CA
Jul 19, 2011 - 08:42pm PT
on my lap, right now
Credit: adam d
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 19, 2011 - 10:46pm PT
Love the spotty belly :-)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 20, 2011 - 12:44am PT
Happy Cat!!!!

I'm allergic to both of my babies, it's a pain to walk on cat litter,
wet hairballs, and clean cat boxes. . .

but I wouldn't have it any other way!!!!
Jobee

Social climber
El Portal Ca.
Jul 20, 2011 - 01:54am PT
I commend you!
That sweet little friend found a good home.
Keep'm safe!
perswig

climber
Jul 20, 2011 - 07:43am PT
- Monday. The cat, David, is lying beside me, a most unsatisfactory
arrangement, as he gives me cat fever.
My sensitivity to cats defeats the whole purpose of a cat, which is to
introduce a note of peace in a room. -

(Name the author?)

Dale
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 29, 2011 - 06:50pm PT
Sling inspection
Sling inspection
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Who me? I was just grooming.
Who me? I was just grooming.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 31, 2011 - 02:23am PT
don't touch my belly
don't touch my belly
Credit: Tami
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 11, 2011 - 07:53pm PT
adam d, how is your kitty working out?

Credit: Mighty Hiker

Loki playing with her pink thingie.
adam d

climber
Los Osos, CA
Aug 11, 2011 - 08:19pm PT
Goin' great!

Credit: adam d

Credit: adam d

yup...he's asleep.
yup...he's asleep.
Credit: adam d


Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 12, 2011 - 02:34pm PT
I really like the second photo, the one of kitty on windowsill.
adam d

climber
Aug 28, 2011 - 01:21pm PT
My lady has been entertaining herself lately making this cat blog...

Ho Mahn!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Aug 28, 2011 - 01:23pm PT

Tami, my babies love me rubbin' their bellies!!!!
perswig

climber
Sep 18, 2011 - 09:36pm PT


The matriarch, Asia.
15 years. Six pounds. Darn near no kidneys.
Still rules.

Dale
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 19, 2011 - 02:51pm PT
hey there, say... just a bump, as i got some cat pics, for later...

just wanted it fresh and ready, here, :)
Jay Wood

Trad climber
Land of God-less fools
Sep 24, 2011 - 06:18pm PT
This is a bit more for the non-cat fanciers,

but it's a hoot.

http://newscorchedearth.com/
matisse

climber
Sep 25, 2011 - 03:03am PT
^^^^^ hilarious
Max

Social climber
outer space
Sep 25, 2011 - 07:41am PT
Himeji Castle cats, some are a little mangy but seem to get a fair amo...
Himeji Castle cats, some are a little mangy but seem to get a fair amount of love. Himeji, Japan.
Credit: Max

Himeji Castle cat.
Himeji Castle cat.
Credit: Max

Cat Man do.  Sorry, bad pun, not in Nepal, more Himeji Castle cat acti...
Cat Man do. Sorry, bad pun, not in Nepal, more Himeji Castle cat action, these two seemed to have a special connection, cat seems a little more wary of camera wielding Gaijin than Cat Man does.
Credit: Max
cintune

climber
Midvale School for the Gifted
Mar 5, 2012 - 10:04pm PT
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 5, 2012 - 10:24pm PT
Cats have long ruled Canada's Parliament:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Parliamentary_Cats
Duke

Social climber
PSP
Mar 5, 2012 - 11:31pm PT
Talula 1999
Talula 1999
Talula 1999
Credit: Duke
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Mar 6, 2012 - 08:47am PT
Credit: justthemaid
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 6, 2012 - 09:09am PT
Lares


Emmers


I was never cat person til these girls came into my LiFe.

kc

Trad climber
the cats
Mar 6, 2012 - 09:22am PT
the noble beasts
the noble beasts
Credit: kc
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 6, 2012 - 09:35am PT
One from this morning
thirsty

climber
Mar 6, 2012 - 09:46am PT
Credit: thirsty
Johnny K.

climber
Mar 6, 2012 - 10:27am PT



manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Mar 6, 2012 - 10:56am PT
i love cats


























































they're delicious mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Mar 6, 2012 - 10:58am PT
sorry about that last post, my dog found my password again.
WBraun

climber
Mar 6, 2012 - 10:59am PT
LOL ^^^
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 6, 2012 - 11:11am PT
Credit: donini
aaaaaahhhhhhh!
aaaaaahhhhhhh!
Credit: donini
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Mar 6, 2012 - 11:21am PT
Baker don't quite know what to do about that cat in the mirror
Baker don't quite know what to do about that cat in the mirror
Credit: Hardly Visible

Credit: Hardly Visible

Baker inspects my work on the ceiling job
Baker inspects my work on the ceiling job
Credit: Hardly Visible
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Mar 6, 2012 - 07:58pm PT
WBraun: thanks for my first "LOL". glad i could make you laugh.
MisterE

Social climber
Mar 8, 2012 - 12:55am PT
What're ya doin'? What's goin' on here? What is this? Kitten here! Meeeee!

Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Mar 8, 2012 - 10:32am PT
Thanks for the cat-fix everyone!

Needed a cat-fix baaaaad!

Dog-sitting a Lab this week for friends.

He loves me! I think he smells bad, and is way too needy.
Walking him (shitting the dog) is just way weird.

Cats is where it's at!

Credit: Fritz

craig mo

Trad climber
L.A. Ca.
Mar 8, 2012 - 11:05am PT
Credit: craig mo
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Mar 8, 2012 - 11:05am PT
wow, some calicos.

i learned in graduate school that if you have a calico cat, your house won't burn down. (compiled in the dictionary of american folk belief and superstition.)

my contribution:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1086622&msg=1455720#msg1455720

and pics of our late, great muffin, assistant parent and associate editor:

always the even keel
always the even keel
Credit: Tony Bird

dauntless, indefatigable, unstinting aplomb and yeocatsship
dauntless, indefatigable, unstinting aplomb and yeocatsship
Credit: Tony Bird
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 8, 2012 - 01:07pm PT
It's a TABBY CAT........would you expect less?
I"m SO WILD !
I"m SO WILD !
Credit: Tami
jaaan

Trad climber
Chamonix, France
Mar 17, 2012 - 04:07pm PT
This is Zig:

Credit: jaaan
adam d

climber
Mar 17, 2012 - 07:02pm PT
after 8 months he still wants sweatshirt time once in awhile...

Credit: adam d
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 17, 2012 - 07:08pm PT
Dreyfus
Dreyfus
Credit: Reilly
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 18, 2012 - 04:47pm PT
A Wiley look in response to the monster flakes a fallin'...

MisterE

Social climber
Sep 17, 2012 - 07:43pm PT
Three reasons to NOT let your cat belay you on lead:

1. chews the rope
2. Is inattentive and easily distracted.
3. Will actively try to pull you off lead playing with rope.

Bad belay.
Bad belay.
Credit: MisterE
adam d

climber
CA
Sep 17, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
Credit: adam d
Michelle

Trad climber
the f*#king peninsula.
Sep 17, 2012 - 11:45pm PT
how in the heck did I miss this thread!? I am a crazy cat lady. I also instruct others that coming to my house in black clothing is stupid. My cats are Ragdolls that I rescued from a toddler filled home. Now presenting Zena Warrior Princess Kitty and Lola, SuperCat 10,000 Special Government Prototype, Teddy Bear Model.

best buds <br/>
best buds

Credit: Michelle

I go into the bathroom...
Dude, really. Lola lounging in the cool basin during the hot summer.
Dude, really. Lola lounging in the cool basin during the hot summer.
Credit: Michelle

Zena, after a nite on the tiles.
Zena, after a nite on the tiles.
Credit: Michelle

Zena!
Zena!
Credit: Michelle

the other morning. thanks Lola.
the other morning. thanks Lola.
Credit: Michelle

always funny as hell! <br/>
always funny as hell!

Credit: Michelle



squishy

Mountain climber
Sep 18, 2012 - 12:16am PT


yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Sep 19, 2012 - 10:37am PT
One of my two cats just turned 16, and, well, I guess he (Aldo) belongs in the "Absolute Coolest Freekin' Cat Thread". Here he is hanging out with a (wild) youngster giant lizard that showed up in my yard about eight years ago:

Aldo and giant lizard
Aldo and giant lizard
Credit: yanqui


He gave me one of the most amazing sights I've ever seen. Maybe 10 years ago, in the early evening I happened to look out the window at Aldo sitting in the front yard when suddenly he leapt about four feet straight up in the air and snatched down a low flying bat in mid-flight. With the bat in his mouth, he skulked off to have himself a feast.

My two cats love to sit by the fire (watch out for sparks!):

relaxing by the fire
relaxing by the fire
Credit: yanqui



Blue (the lab) sharing couch space with Aldo:

Aldo and Blue
Aldo and Blue
Credit: yanqui



drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Sep 19, 2012 - 11:02am PT

Lares. One cool cat.
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sep 19, 2012 - 12:19pm PT
I think ALL cats are pretty freekin' cool and have trouble discriminating amongst our own crewe as well as all the magnificent ones in this thread.

Here's our latest rescues after adjusting to life indoars

Olivia and Hope &#40;aka, Princess Moonbeam&#41;
Olivia and Hope (aka, Princess Moonbeam)
Credit: Bill Mc Kirgan

Hope was easy to catch after a few feedings on the front porch she just walked into the live/humane trap I set

trap set for feral kitties &#40;block of wood to make trigger one way ...
trap set for feral kitties (block of wood to make trigger one way to reduce chance of snapping down on tail)
Credit: Bill Mc Kirgan

Olivia is one of THE MOST CUNNING cats ever.

if it's on the interwebz it must work
if it's on the interwebz it must work
Credit: Bill Mc Kirgan

I had to do some research on line and made a drop trap that worked on the very first try.

drop trap set for the most cunning cat ever
drop trap set for the most cunning cat ever
Credit: Bill Mc Kirgan

Oliva was not pleased....

Feral sistas reunited
Feral sistas reunited
Credit: Bill Mc Kirgan

....but her sister, Princess Moonbeam, was happy to be reunited and the two became full-time indoor kitties before the snow would have made life tough for them.

They no longer live in the big cat condo cage, and seem to enjoy having a forever home. I just wish they would not run away from my dear wife Lisa. They still got plenty of the wild in 'em.
Some Random Guy

Trad climber
San Franpsycho (a.k.a. a token of my extreme)
Sep 19, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
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Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Sep 21, 2012 - 10:26am PT
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Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Sep 21, 2012 - 10:28am PT
Is this cat about to dyno for the branch?

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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Sep 21, 2012 - 10:32am PT
Thanks for bumping. It's been too long since I've looked at these. Love the "Crocodile" one - made me laugh out loud!
Michelle

Trad climber
the f*#king peninsula.
Sep 21, 2012 - 10:43am PT
I keep the croc handy for when I need a good laugh! It never fails to improve my mood.
MikeL

climber
SANTA CLARA, CA
Sep 21, 2012 - 10:53am PT
According to our cats, my wife and I are staff.
According to our cats, my wife and I are staff.
Credit: MikeL
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 21, 2012 - 11:02am PT
I confess to loving kitties.
Tigger, Izzie, Priscilla (mis-named), Mike, Susan, Linda, Joey (the Prick of the Litter), Cleopatches (Calico), and countless other felines.

None were mousers or at least they didn't "share."

Bless you long-hair pet owners. A-choo!

All ours were shorty hairs.

Not one dang photo!
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 12, 2012 - 11:47am PT
My sister had to put her longtime companion down a few days ago.
Chango was a cool cat.
We had a mobile vet come to the house and administer the shot while Chango just chilled out in his favorite spot in the bushes.
We said our prayers and listened to the Great Bell Chant as Chango took his last breath.



All you sentient beings I have a good or bad connection with

As soon as you have left this confused dimension

May you be born in the West in Sukhavati mythological heavenly realm of nirvana

*

Oh Buddhas & Bodhisattvas of the 10 directions and the three times,
Please protect and guide Chango on his journey.
May he be free from fear and from clinging to this life.
May he have a favorite rebirth.

-Tibetan chant

*

"May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their pain. May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free. May the powerless find power, and may people befriend all life. May those of all species who find themselves lost, the young, the aged, the unprotected, be guarded by beneficent celestials, and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood."
-Buddhist Prayer for Peace

*

Grandfather Great Spirit,
All over the world, The faces of living things are alike. With tenderness, they have come up out of the ground. Look upon your children that they may face the winds And walk the good road to the day of quiet. Grandfather Great Spirit, Fill us with the Light. Give us the strength to understand and the eyes to see. Teach us to walk the soft earth as relatives. To all that live.
~Sioux Prayer

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"Eternal Spirit, we bring you our grief in the loss of Chango and ask for the courage to bear it. We bring you our thanks for Chango who lived among us and gave us freely of his love. We commit our friend and companion Chango into your loving hands. Give us eyes to see how your love embraces all creatures and every living thing speaks to us of your love. Amen."









Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 12, 2012 - 01:01pm PT
Drljefe: strange how much our new cat Harley looks like the photo of Chango.
Harley at play.
Harley at play.
Credit: Fritz
We had been catless for 1 1/2 years after our 19 year old cat-son Scooter passed on.

I had mostly fogotten about cat hair everywhere, and how much play time a young cat needs.

Now I remember.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 12, 2012 - 01:04pm PT
Sorry to read Chango crossed the rainbow bridge. All the best to you & whatta great post. Thanks !!!
Sparky

Trad climber
vagabond movin on
Nov 12, 2012 - 01:23pm PT
Kados
Kados
Credit: Sparky
Trango
Trango
Credit: Sparky
Thirsty
Thirsty
Credit: Sparky
Credit: Sparky
Trango in his watching TV kitty pose
Trango in his watching TV kitty pose
Credit: Sparky
Trango
Trango
Credit: Sparky
jaaan

Trad climber
Chamonix, France
Jan 1, 2013 - 06:21am PT
Happy New Year.

Credit: jaaan
kc

Trad climber
the cats
Jan 1, 2013 - 09:41am PT
Arthur and MacKenzie
Arthur and MacKenzie
Credit: kc

Credit: kc

Credit: kc

Arthur and MacKenzie in their favorite spot in the kitchen window!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:07am PT
Harley Butterscotch is our Christmas present cat.
After years with old cats and 1 1/2 years catless, we had forgotten how much energy young cats exhibiit---------and how much cat hair the little bastards scatter everywhere!

Heidi, Fritz, and Harley-our Solstice cat-child.
Heidi, Fritz, and Harley-our Solstice cat-child.
Credit: Fritz

Credit: Fritz

Credit: Fritz
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:12am PT
Santa Claws came to our home and left Pente a nice toy because she's been a good girl this year.

She knew it as for her. Given the way she was scratching at the bag, I...
She knew it as for her. Given the way she was scratching at the bag, I thought it must be full of cat crack.
Credit: Crimpergirl

The cat-cube was an instant hit from the moment it exploded out of its package (and nearly gave me a coronary).

BOOM! The thing takes shape by itself with a loud noise. She ran right...
BOOM! The thing takes shape by itself with a loud noise. She ran right for it.
Credit: Crimpergirl

We are pretty sure that when she is in it (and she's in it a lot), she believes herself to be invisible.

Haven't seen Pente since Christmas Day. :&#41;
Haven't seen Pente since Christmas Day. :)
Credit: Crimpergirl
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
Kitty bump

Scooter
Scooter
Credit: The Larry

Smitty in a basket
Smitty in a basket
Credit: The Larry

Momar
Momar
Credit: The Larry
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 1, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
POW!
POW!
Credit: MisterE
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 1, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
Heh! Next cat The Larry gets should be name The Kitty. :)
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Jan 1, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
this thread is awesome.

Crimpergirl... "cat crack".
funny sh#t.



Laramie <br/>
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2010
Laramie

2010
Credit: Leggs
Mr. Seamus O'Leary's Cat&#40;ch&#41;.com dating profile picture.
Mr. Seamus O'Leary's Cat(ch).com dating profile picture.
Credit: Leggs
Yep.  <br/>
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Mr. O'Leary  <br/>
 <br/>
2012
Yep.

Mr. O'Leary

2012
Credit: Leggs
Mr. O'Leary <br/>
2012
Mr. O'Leary
2012
Credit: Leggs
Mr. O'Leary <br/>
 <br/>
2012
Mr. O'Leary

2012
Credit: Leggs
Mr. O'Leary... passed out drunk.
Mr. O'Leary... passed out drunk.
Credit: Leggs
Cat Version of Downton Abbey <br/>
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MisaLae and Mr. Seamus O'Leary <br/>
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Cat Version of Downton Abbey

MisaLae and Mr. Seamus O'Leary


Credit: Leggs
MisaLae <br/>
 <br/>
2012
MisaLae

2012
Credit: Leggs
MisaLae <br/>
 <br/>
2012
MisaLae

2012
Credit: Leggs

~peace
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jan 1, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
no pictures, but somewhat related. a couple of weeks back I was camping in camp 4, with about 2 or 3 inches of snow on the ground. In the middle of the night we hear this blood curdling scream. My neighbors in the tent next door say it was a deer being killed. They seem to know though it sounded more like a human scream to this untrained ear.

Anyway, I go walking around in the trees and boulders just uphill from camp, and sure enough, maybe two hundred feet from the tents there was blood all over, a dear's stomach,and dear and what I assume were mountain lion tracks all over. I couldn't figure out where the rest of the body was taken.

Not certain it was cougar, but there is a sign on the registration office that says a cougar had been seen around camp.
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Jan 1, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
Credit: Hardly Visible

Credit: Hardly Visible

Credit: Hardly Visible
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
Abigail
Abigail
Credit: zBrown
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 1, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
Pente is nekkid!

Today my lovely trophy cat Lola woke me with a double paw stomp to the full bladder.

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
Small but mighty!

Credit: survival
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Jan 1, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
Credit: kennyt
dogs best friend
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 1, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
Beautiful cats everyone!

About an hour ago, Harley decided I had spent way too much time on the computer and took a position on the subject.

Credit: Fritz


He and I just got back from doing a "cat-Paw-troll" around the wilds of our ranchette. He decided to stay outside a little longer at 15 degrees F.

Snow Cat!
Snow Cat!
Credit: Fritz
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 1, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
A little sunshine on this chilly January fools day.
A little sunshine on this chilly January fools day.
Credit: Tami


Taken last summer !!!
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 1, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 1, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 1, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Jan 1, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
My heart will always be Henri's ...





The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Jan 2, 2013 - 07:47am PT
I LOVE seeing photos of kitties out in the snow. Alas I could not persuade Daisy to go out for walk even with this on:
Daisy in her new parka
Daisy in her new parka
Credit: The Lisa
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jan 6, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Jailbreak! Cat caught with saws, drills and phone in Brazil prison

(CNN) -- Prison guards in Brazil's northeast Alagoas state say they have foiled a jailbreak plot with a surprising accomplice: a black and white cat.
The cat had a cell phone, drills, assorted batteries and two saws taped to its body when it was spotted by guards on December 31 as it was about to enter the prison in Arapiraca, according to a statement released Saturday by Alagoas state prisons.
Prison officials maintain the items attached to the cat were to be used to facilitate a prison break.
The prison's more than 250 inmates were all considered suspects as officials said they did not immediately know who the cat was suppose to be aiding.
The incident is under investigation, and the cat was handed over to animal control, the statement said.


http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/06/world/americas/brazil-jailbreak-cat/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 6, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
Leggs! Re your comment and video links:
My heart will always be Henri's ...


Heidi too, lost her heart to Henri around Christmas time. What woman could resist a French existentialist Chat noir?

http://www.henrilechatnoir.com/

and now he has a book!

Credit: Fritz
ec

climber
ca
Jan 20, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
Two months and 200 miles, cat almost makes it home (but still does).

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/one-cats-incredible-journey/
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 20, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
ec! Great article!

The recorded cat distance record for Idaho is 95 miles. In 1995, a fat & pamphered feline escaped from his human's RV in Jackpot Nevada. He made it home to Mountain Home, Idaho in 35 days. That cat-hike would have entailed crossing a lot of desert terrain and the wide Snake River.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2026&dat=19950602&id=HcEjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9NAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3622,350695

During a childhood picnic in Idaho our family cat, Simba, slipped away for some mousing adventure. We left at dark without it, and then checked back the next morning without success.

Simba walked 14 miles across mountainous terrain. He made it home in 5 days and was really glad to see us.
ec

climber
ca
Jan 20, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
Looks like about 2-3 mp day on average...
ec

climber
ca
Jan 23, 2013 - 01:54am PT
MH,
Redundant...read thread before posting...
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Jan 23, 2013 - 03:01am PT
my Siberian girl friend, Niki
my Siberian girl friend, Niki
Credit: TomCochrane

Rocky - Barbary Lion
Rocky - Barbary Lion
Credit: TomCochrane

Detonator
Detonator
Credit: TomCochrane

Missy
Missy
Credit: TomCochrane

Kicky
Kicky
Credit: TomCochrane

Nala, smart cat - a Barbary Lioness
Nala, smart cat - a Barbary Lioness
Credit: TomCochrane

Peggy Sue cuddle cat, a European Lynx
Peggy Sue cuddle cat, a European Lynx
Credit: TomCochrane

my old Bengal friend, Detonator
my old Bengal friend, Detonator
Credit: TomCochrane

Api and Chi
Api and Chi
Credit: TomCochrane

best friends, Rocky and Detonator
best friends, Rocky and Detonator
Credit: TomCochrane




Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 23, 2013 - 03:33am PT
Credit: Ghost
craig mo

Trad climber
L.A. Ca.
Jan 23, 2013 - 10:32am PT
Cats are cool
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 23, 2013 - 10:45am PT
WyoRockMan

Trad climber
Flank of the Bighorns
Jan 23, 2013 - 10:58am PT
This is Nikki. We found her on Christmas eve 1996 frozen under the hood of my old truck. She was felt almost solid and at first I wasn't sure she was alive. Over the course of a few weeks she had lost her tail, ears, most of her toes and voice box. The cold seemed to have stunted her growth as well. She is still (at 17 years+) spry and feisty.

Nikki
Nikki
Credit: WyoRockMan
Nikki of the corn
Nikki of the corn
Credit: WyoRockMan

Last year I had a 3D "portrait" commissioned of Nikki for my wife's birthday. It turned out great.

Nikki and her doppelganger.
Nikki and her doppelganger.
Credit: WyoRockMan
Jim Leininger

Trad climber
tucson, az
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:02am PT
Now THAT it survivability!!! Hats off to her!!!
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:21am PT
That is a rock star cat. Holy cow!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:47am PT
Funny as heck.... and true.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3scQ0wq5zLE
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 23, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
Nikki looks like an awesome cat.

RIP Puffalina

Credit: justthemaid
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Jan 24, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
Credit: TomCochrane
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 24, 2013 - 05:26pm PT

JTM, I'm sorry! It's always so hard to lose a dear friend. . .
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Jan 24, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
Credit: TomCochrane
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jan 24, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
Awesome creatures.

Sylvester loves desert camping.
Sylvester loves desert camping.
Credit: the albatross

ec

climber
ca
Jan 24, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
WyoRockMan,

You should have named her "Nippy," not Nikki!!!

Cool cat. Like the pic with the doll. Way funny!


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Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Jan 24, 2013 - 11:06pm PT
Baker & Sophie
Baker & Sophie
Credit: Hardly Visible
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Jan 24, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
They would kill us and eat us if they had half the chance.

But because we worship them, they tolerate us.


Freekin' awesome, but half the human race are suckers for them. Here kitty kitty kitty.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 24, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
I do not have cats. I have pet teddy bears. Or ewoks. Same thing.
velvet!

Trad climber
La Cochitaville
Jan 24, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
Some kiwis don't seem to like the kitty cats...

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/01/new_zealand_eliminate_cats_they_kill_endangered_bird_species_and_shouldn.html

Cats Are Evil
Why New Zealand is right to consider banning them in order to save its wildlife.

By Laura Helmuth|Posted Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at 3:48 PM ET


You know what animal makes a good pet? No animal.

Dogs will bite you to death and then eat your corpse. Snakes will asphyxiate you, escape, infest the Everglades, and eat all its mammals. Pet parrots perpetuate a trade that upends ecosystems, and hamsters pass you dangerous zoonotic diseases. But perhaps the worst pet of all, environmentally speaking, is a cat.

Domesticated cats started out as parasites on human civilization. Unlike other species, and admittedly to their credit, they domesticated themselves. When humans started growing grain, the crops attracted rodents that attracted cats. Wild cats evolved into housecats, and they were quite useful for thousands of years, killing disease-ridden rats and mice and protecting our food stockpiles. But now that we have industrial farming, reliable food storage, and mostly mouse-proof houses, cats are mere parasites again. Playful and often affectionate parasites, sure, and adorable when young, but a scourge on the landscape.
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An economist in New Zealand named Gareth Morgan has made the logical and quite correct case that his island nation should eliminate its cats in order to protect its endangered birds. He means “elimination” in the most humane way possible: Existing pets should be spayed and neutered and allowed to live out their lives, but no new cats should be allowed to be born or imported. He is not advocating that people poison feral cats, as a former researcher at the Smithsonian National Zoo was convicted of doing a few years ago. Nor does he say people should shoot them, as particularly avid birdwatchers have done. That would be really wrong.

Morgan points out that your cat “is actually a friendly neighborhood serial killer.” He may sound like some wretched, obsessed Jonathan Franzen character, but his Cats To Go project isn’t meant as a caricature of environmentalism. He’s asking people to pledge to neuter their cats, keep them indoors, and not get any new ones.

Cats are a globally invasive species. They kill millions of birds each year in Wisconsin alone. Cats feast on endangered North American ground-nesting birds such as the California clapper rail, least tern, and piping plover, any one of which is cuter than a laundry basket full of kittens. A study in the D.C. area a few years ago showed that in some neighborhoods (neighborhoods in which a lot of people who really ought to know better let their beasts roam free), outdoor cats eat basically all juvenile birds as soon as they fledge.

Cats are particularly damaging in island ecosystems that are home to species found nowhere else on earth. A lot of island birds and mammals evolved in the absence of cat-size predators. They nest on the ground and have no defenses against an invasive species that plays with and then decapitates its victims. Cats have endangered or caused the extinction of bird species in Hawaii, Australia, the Chatham Islands, and New Zealand, among others. Morgan points out that 40 percent of New Zealand’s land birds are extinct, and 37 percent of the survivors are endangered.

Humans are responsible for most modern extinctions, whether through hunting, habitat destruction, introduction of invasive species, or other environmental disruptions. If we give up or at least contain our cats, wild animals will have more of a chance.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 25, 2013 - 12:04am PT
BAH!
Warm Pussy is BETTER than cool Cats!

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2049021/Pussy-Yes-this-is-Dam-OT

Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
Jan 30, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
My two awesome cats just chillin' on the couch with me watching Wicked Tuna :-)

Credit: Roughster
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 30, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
A stack of Outdoor Retailer Show catalogs, and Harley combine to expla...
A stack of Outdoor Retailer Show catalogs, and Harley combine to explain his power.
Our little local lizards are as good as dead, this spring.


Harley is: "a natural born killer."
Credit: Fritz
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Feb 5, 2013 - 04:25am PT
Credit: TomCochrane
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 5, 2013 - 08:17am PT
Lovin' that shot of Sylvester up top!

craig mo

Trad climber
L.A. Ca.
Feb 5, 2013 - 10:21am PT
Credit: craig mo
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 5, 2013 - 10:35am PT
Credit: kennyt
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Feb 5, 2013 - 11:44am PT
Giselle is dying.

A month ago the doctors found a tumor in here stomach. It's grown and has gotten hard - taking the place of her stomach. She care barely walk to the potty. She hasn't eaten anything for two days now. She has a warm blanket from which she does not move. She must weight a pound and a half now, if that. She can still purr, she always could. It's a matter of hours.

She's been a member of the family for 13 years. She survived a brain tumor when she was 6 - we figured she's cure herself of this one too, that that's not looking promising. She was found abandoned in Bremerton, WA. We picked her from available adult cats for adoption from the SPCA because she still had all her limbs. Her foster parents loved her so much that they quit the cat foster home program because it hurt for them give her away - even to a good home like ours. She'll be missed. Another cat will probably adopt us, but Giselle will always be the awesome one.

Here she is on her "twilight blanket".
Credit: TwistedCrank

Here she is in better times, when the fish were plentiful and she still peed outside.
Credit: TwistedCrank


Fukking awesome cat, Giselle.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Feb 6, 2013 - 07:16am PT
Crescendo
Crescendo
Credit: Delhi Dog

Had Crescendo, a street cat for 11 years now.
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Feb 6, 2013 - 10:17am PT
Giselle passed away this morning. Last night, as a last surge of energy, she rolled over on her back, showed her matted fur belly and cut loose with a rattling purr and a glazed look in her eye. That was my last view of her. My wife found her not breathing this morning. It was still warm under where she was sleeping.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Feb 6, 2013 - 10:55am PT
Credit: dirt claud
Lacey

Social climber
Nevada
Feb 6, 2013 - 11:32am PT
My Lil'B peekin out at me......
My Lil'B peekin out at me......
Credit: Lacey
Love this thread !!!!! I'm
not afraid to admit I'm a cat woman...... :) P.S. TwistedCrank, so sorry about Giselle.... My heart goes out to you.... :(
perswig

climber
Feb 9, 2013 - 09:26am PT


Dale
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Feb 9, 2013 - 10:01am PT
RIP Giselle. Sleep warmly in your twilight blanket.

So sorry Twisted. She looked like a lovely cat. Glad she had a good purr at the end there with her humans.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 9, 2013 - 11:24am PT
Mister Crank - Very sorry for your loss. We had a very special kitty by name of Basil. Passed away in my husbands arms after nearly 18 years of living with him. Our kitty friends are dear to us.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 15, 2013 - 02:24am PT
My cats are the best
Emmers
Credit: drljefe

Lares
Credit: drljefe
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Feb 15, 2013 - 06:57am PT
Sorry Twisted Crank for the loss of your kitty.
It's good that she was able to die at home in a favorite place.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Feb 15, 2013 - 09:49am PT
Here. I'll cheer you guys up with two-legged cat videos. amazing how well they get around.

Caffrey:(two side legs only)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFi-Je8KO7k


and Anakin: (two front legs only)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trRdwEx8w3g


Caffrey the two-legged cat
Caffrey the two-legged cat
Credit: justthemaid


TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Apr 2, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
Snowball got sumpthin good for dinner.

Credit: TwistedCrank
jaaan

Trad climber
Chamonix, France
Apr 2, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
Those two-legged cats are amazing. Thanks for that.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 3, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Wacko&#40;white&#41; and Bernice &#40;calico&#41;
Wacko(white) and Bernice (calico)
Credit: Darwin
ec

climber
ca
May 5, 2013 - 10:52am PT
Let's Celebrate Cinco de Meooow!
Let's Celebrate Cinco de Meooow!
Credit: the interweb
MisterE

Social climber
May 19, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Desktop Cat Containment Unit (DCCU) installed:

Credit: MisterE
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
May 19, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
Credit: kennyt
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 19, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
Them puddies are weak sauce. We were up at our friends' cabin in the San
Gabriels this weekend when a real nice kitty came by. I didn't try to pet her.

Credit: Reilly
donald perry

Trad climber
kearny, NJ
May 19, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
Shhhhhhhhhh don't tell.
Shhhhhhhhhh don't tell.
Credit: donald perry



I can't find a good place to post this, and it does not deserve it's own thread, so please allow me to dump it here next to your very funny cat jokes.

OK? BTW, I am still editing this, and if you guys are too mean I might delete it ... you guys can throw tomatoes at it though, it's all good. I have nothing better to do with my time.

*

Redirectionalism

If this climb was done today there would be no story to tell, but being that it took so long and it started so long ago the story may bear listening too.

The Era:

Back in the 70’s the Gunks were an exciting place to climb, everyone was trying to put up new routes. Well, I guess not everyone, only certain people were driven to this. The people that were making this their hobby, naturally did not altogether appreciate the competition, for fear that either they would lose a route, or that the potential for a good route they were thinking about would disappear. So therefore, it was unanimously excepted that you had to climb in a particular style, or else what you did, whatever you did would be regarded with speculation. No one would consider what you did as credible, if you did not play by the rules. Climbs had to be done without any hanging around. I remember when Max Jones and Mark Hudon came to the Gunk’s and told Mark Robinson and Kevin Bein how they did the Yosemite phoenix. They did "Between The Lines" the same way. When they explained their style to them they didn’t say anything, I was surprised. They did not apologize, they said they had to climb it like that, it was too hard to do it any other way. It was then and there where the idea was born in the Gunks, Phoenix Style, as Mark Robinson called it. I don’t think anyone put it into practice though over here right away.

Hunting Down The Climb:

Mike Burlingame and myself opted out of the world of Uber Fall and wandered into remote cliffs, and almost the entire Shawangunk escarpment looking for the perfect line. We ascribed to another rule adopted by a group of us which included Jim Munson, that climbing to record climbs in the guide corrupted ones soul and distracted from what climbing had most to offer, freedom, love, joy, and peace. After a year or so, we found a route to focus all our efforts on. And we soon found ourselves getting in over our heads, but we knew how to deal with poor protection without taking excessive risks, so it was within reason in that regard.

Millbrook:

We found a few things worthwhile at Millbrook to think about. Some of these have been re-claimed by others, some were never completed, and some we never got around to, but I will try to stick to the point. Mike abandoned climbing and I quit for a long period of time. We found Jesus, became more interested in reading the Bible and church. We loved Jesus too much to spare any more time climbing.

One line we were considering was what later became Sudden Impact 5.12 R. From what I could see, it has a 15’ runout on it, not as bad as what the guides now say. But we thought it was too short, not as much open space over there. Sense then part of it fell off, the feature that most interested us. At the time there was no one out there, and for us we thought that was a good thing. So we had narrowed our first real project down to all that white rock just right of New Frontier. At that time we really were not able to climb much harder than 5.12.

Starting The Project:

So, we started this route over there and we called it The Meat Cleaver, and this was now in the winter. We finished it at night in a snowstorm, after we came up every weekend, it was a lot of fun. Leaving the AMC cabin at 5:00 in the morning would get us to the base of the cliff as the sun came up. It would often get down to 5-10 degrees, but that couldn’t stop us, nothing could stop us. It finally went free between gear placements. We had to stick our hands in your pockets, you know it was fair, or else you could not get anywhere. This certainly did not represent the best warm weather style climbing in the Gunks, but we did this in our own style for cold weather lines. What was important to us was finding great lines to come back and repeat in the summer. If nothing else, we had broken new ground for cold weather climbing and route finding at Millbrook.

After some time we narrowed down the new route to only one line and threw everything else away. We told Dick Willams about it, but he refused to put any of our work in his guide book, even years after the fact. And this may have been because we refused to play by the rules, which in our minds seemed kind of hypocritical in that we were dealing with a Vulgarian.

Re-Starting The Old Project:

After I started climbing again, we had a close call climbing with my son, so we retired from climbing. But the need to get out of the house and the need for exercise brought me back to Millbrook. Sitting around typing all day is very bad for your health, especially if you intend on getting up someday and beating on something with a hammer.

I still had an idea for one last new line which was still open, a better line that should go, perhaps. This would take some work. The only problem was, that my son was now stuck to the X-BOX. After some time and some trickery I taught him how to fly off buckets like a squirrel, and set him loose on the Direct Line off the Meat Cleaver, which we called Redirectionalism. And I got myself up and ready for climbing 5.12. The goal of the climb had always been to find the finest line, everything else every other line was to be trashed, if not you could have [4 different starts X 4 first over hangs X 4 second overhangs x 6 third overhangs x 3 different finishes = 1152] quite a few different variations keeping you from the perfect line. After some time, I finally convinced the boy to finish the thing, against his better judgment. All of which pitch after pitch he deemed either nearly impossible or deadly until after the fact. It was amazing to watch, the climbing was spectacular.

The Style:

Redirectionalism was first done as an aid climb, and thereafter freed on lead. The most remarkable find was the slot for a BLACK DIAMOND CAMALOT C3 - 000 on the 4th pitch. Make sure it is in all the way with the inside cam facing to the left and it will not damage the rock. It kind of just appeared seemingly out of nowhere, full of crystals. Joshua first saw it, I thought he was seeing things or only hoping for gear placements where there was none in the crux roof. Initially we were preparing for 50’ falls, so as to avoid contact with the rock. My son’s new find made climbing with much shorter falls and doing the climb quickly, suddenly very plausible. I think his new placement is bomber, Joshua as usual, is not so sure. We can rate that pitch R not G.

The Climb:

The route is now finished, the line we were looking for is found, and better than all of the other variations combined, finishing off on the left facing corner opposite New Frontier. No bolts necessary. The first part of the climb sets you up just above the sickle on a small flat ledge. From here you traverse right on some small holds and up to a notch. There is some what of a puzzle here, that not everyone can figure out. After this you run it out till you get to the next set of overhangs and come back down to a very small ledge. The climbing up to this point is a little dangerous, somewhere between R-X but not too bad. The next part is not too bad and is nicely sustained, this pitch is unforgettable. Originally we were not sure if it was possible for us. The rock is white and different colors, and very interesting. The next pitch over the big roof is mind blowing, it looks impossible but it goes. The pitch after this is above some spectacular overhangs.

The Future:

The next thing we might do, is someday visit that one west facing cliff we never got to look at, uphill from the Ulster Correctional Facility. I always wanted to go there. Climbing while watching the sun set in the Gunks is something special you don’t get to see very often.
**

REDIRECTIONALISM 5.13 August 2, 2011 Joshua Perry & Don Perry. Start 45 right of New Frontier.

FIRST PITCH 5.9 Climb up past two separated right facing corners to an overhang. Traverse right under overhang to another right facing corner over the roof. Climb through this right facing corner to the base of a ramp. Climb up a ramp left (this ramp is called The White Meat Cleaver) to its top and a small ledge.

SECOND PITCH 5.12 Traverse right a few feet and up to the roof at a notch directly over the Meat Cleaver. Climb upwards and then left (this is the point where Redirectionalism goes direct) around the left side of a wide black streak into overhangs above and protection. Move back down to belay on a narrow ledge to the left.

THIRD PITCH 5.12 At the overhangs, climb slight right over small roofs, then left around a large white bulge and up to roof. Under the roof traverse right pasting a small hole 5' to turn the immediate roof in the middle of the next roof above Climbing straight up to belay under the last roof above.

FOURTH PITCH 5.13 Traverse left 6' just before the obvious break in the giant roof. Turn the roof through a hairline crack and small right facing corners that start 6' out over the overhang. Climb up into short right facing corners in the overhang and left a few feet until under another overhang just before the top.

FIFTH PITCH 5.12-. Traverse left some more on good holds to a giant left facing outisde corner facing New Frontier. Climb over the prow to the top.



Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
May 20, 2013 - 12:56am PT
Harley thinks the best thing to do on this thread is -----some more


CAT-POSTS

Credit: Fritz

Credit: Fritz



oH?? Harley wants to be on the thread too.

Heidi & Harley.
Heidi & Harley.
Credit: Fritz
donald perry

Trad climber
kearny, NJ
Jun 17, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
http://s116.photobucket.com/user/donaldjamesperry/media/cell-phone/3751b1a0-0308-485a-b89c-517063c60266_zpsb42c5502.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

I know this is not a cat, I am trying to figure something out. Cat's soon to come, I have two. One meows all day and the other says nothing, they are old. The had tumors until I fed them organic, then the tumors went away.

TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Jun 28, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
big cats like boxes too

Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Jun 28, 2013 - 08:37pm PT
Cute!
TradEddie

Trad climber
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 28, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Attitude
Attitude
Credit: TradEddie
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 15, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
Carnivore 'teddy bear' emerges from the mists of Ecuador

Olinguito is first new carnivore identified in western hemisphere for 35 years, bringing 100 years of mistaken identity to an end

Credit: Reuters

"The olinguito, which lives in the cloud forests of Ecuador, has been described as a cross between a teddy bear and a house cat.

The name olinguito means small or adorable olingo, but writing in the journal ZooKeys, the team give the animal a formal scientific name too, Bassaricyon neblina. The species name, neblina, means "fog" or "mist" in Spanish, a nod to the cloud forests where the animal lives. But it also means obscured. "That's exactly what the olinguito has been," Helgen said. "Lost in the fog.""

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/aug/15/teddy-bear-olinguito-ecuador-carnivore
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 15, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
BatCat is here!!
BatCat is here!!
Credit: dirt claud

the resident furballs
Simon and Louise
Credit: dirt claud

Awesome cat Mr E. Yall got some good lookin cats
Rcklzrd

Trad climber
Durango, CO
Aug 15, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
This was my sweet little boy Spencer. He had chronic renal failure for 7 years and we just had to take that last ride to the vet.
Credit: Rcklzrd
nevahpopsoff

Boulder climber
the woods
Aug 15, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
I've done it 3 times in the last 4 years, I'm not sure that there is anything much more difficult. So sorry...............
D'Wolf

climber
Aug 15, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Just said goodbye to my boy, Trango also. Rescued from the streets at 3 mths; made it to just over 15 yrs. He developed pancreatitis that became a tumor then pancreatic cancer. He stopped eating then drinking causing his liver to begin failing also. Happened all within a month.

I took the day off to spend with him on his last. Took him outside and let him lay in the grass, his favorite place to be.

Just hours before...
His eyes and ears turned yellow from jaundice...
His eyes and ears turned yellow from jaundice...
Credit: D'Wolf
D'Wolf

climber
Aug 15, 2013 - 10:08pm PT
On a happier note, we still have two young ones, Bella and Astro.

Some of you may remember Astro, the chocolate point Siamese that we rescued last September at the base of The Prow - he's doing well

Bella, our little princess; 2 yrs.
Bella, our little princess; 2 yrs.
Credit: D'Wolf

Astro, AKA AstroCat; 1 yr
Astro, AKA AstroCat; 1 yr
Credit: D'Wolf
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 15, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
I DO remember you rescued that Beast. Greetings from our kitties
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Aug 15, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
Rcklzrd & D'Wolf: Sorry to hear about your much-loved, but deceased cat-pals. We went through that a couple years back after 19 years with an extended cat-family.

After a period of mourning -----and recovering from cat-hair, cat-boxes, and forced cat-pill feeding twice daily------Harley found our hearts late last fall.

Ain't cats great!

Credit: Fritz

Credit: Fritz

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 25, 2013 - 11:43am PT

John Bradshaw: Cat Sense

John Bradshaw's fascinating feline study traces the history of the cat from ancient god through persecution to today's most favoured cuddly pal


From the history of cats:

"As John Bradshaw writes in his exceptionally thorough new study of feline nature, Cat Sense: "Cats now face possibly more hostility than at any time during the last two centuries." And Bradshaw knows his stuff about cat persecution in the past. In fact, as fascinating as Cat Sense will be for anyone wanting to understand their cat more deeply, feline lovers of a squeamish nature should be wary of its early chapters, in which we learn for just how long, and to what horrific lengths, the cats of the world have been the victims of superstition and cruelty.

The last really bad time to be a cat was the 1600s, when, along with falling foul of the Salem witch trials and the self-appointed Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins, they were persecuted by the church of Rome, which gave its official sanction towards cruelty towards cats. In the middle ages, many European cities observed a feast-day custom of suspending cats in a basket over a large fire, in the belief that their screams would ward off evil spirits. As recently as 1817, live cats were thrown ritualistically from the bell tower in Ypres (they now use stuffed toys instead) and in 1648 Louis XIV lit and danced in front of a bonfire in Paris whose prime purpose was to burn cats. Even the Egyptians might not have been quite as nice to cats as we think: on one hand, the members of an Egyptian household would often shave off their eyebrows in tribute to a cat who had died of natural causes, but on the other, many of their mummified cats had been killed by ritualistic strangulation."

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/25/cat-sense-john-bradshaw-review
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 25, 2013 - 11:46am PT
SORRY about your loss DWolf. Critters hold our heart in a way no others can. Sincere condolences...
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 25, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Filberto.
Filberto.
Credit: drljefe
L

climber
California dreaming' on the farside of the world..
Aug 25, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
These are my two lovable furballs:

The Buddha
The Buddha

Zenny &#40;Buddha's brother&#41;
Zenny (Buddha's brother)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Aug 25, 2013 - 10:05pm PT

I don't have a picture, but a spent an
evening with Crimpergirl and BrassNuts and played
with Pente a good part of the evening.
What entertainment!
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Aug 26, 2013 - 11:06am PT


Richard Parker
Richard Parker
Credit: yanqui
tioga

Mountain climber
pac northwest
Aug 26, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
There's a very beautiful dark brown/blackish cat in South Lake Tahoe animal shelter, huggy overweight squeeze toy. It needs adoption, as most people who come to shelter want a small kitten or younger, skinny cat. One can also come to South Late Tahoe (county) shelter to simply play with any of their cats, at any time, and give them much needed exercise and company, as cats stay locked in their small cages otherwise.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Sep 5, 2013 - 12:12am PT
^^^^^^
Good idea. Even if you can't adopt another cat, visiting the ones in a shelter and keeping them company is always good. If a cat isn't available, then a dog may have to do.

My cat Loki, the muse.
When she was an itty bitty kitty. By my friend Cathy - incomplete.
When she was an itty bitty kitty. By my friend Cathy - incomplete.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
By Neebee, from a photo. Not sure why I deserved the honour.
By Neebee, from a photo. Not sure why I deserved the honour.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
The most recent, by Tami.
The most recent, by Tami.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Who says cats aren't vain, and don't like looking at themselves?
Who says cats aren't vain, and don't like looking at themselves?
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 5, 2013 - 12:19am PT
Our tabby, of course, is literate.
Our tabby, of course, is literate.
Credit: Tami


And duzzn't just look at the pictures.


Giggle.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:03pm PT

Tami, howz come your cat wasn't pointin' to the CATNIP page????
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
He was well past there. Was studyin' fer a botany exam. Had to know know more than nepeta..........


:-D
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
Say hello to black Magic.
Say hello to black Magic.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

She likes the morning sun.

DMT
covelocos

Trad climber
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
Note the squirrel. These are trained assassins!
Note the squirrel. These are trained assassins!
Credit: covelocos
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:19pm PT
Zena
Zena
Credit: Michelle

Picture painted by Neebee of my baby, Zena, Warrior Princess Kitty. She passed while I was away on February 11, 2013. She was 3 and it's still so painful. Thank you Crimpie eternally for giving her back to me.



dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
Sorry to hear Dwolf. We have seen a couple cats go like that, real bummer, hate to see them suffer in their last days.

You got any lizards left around your property Dr Jefe, looks like your cat has a surplus there, LOL

Edit:
Bwahahahaha, great pick Tami, that is some funny stuff there.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 5, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
hey there all, say...

trying to jump in here fast, :)


the cat of mine, gets a 'charge' out of being different:


harper tyler mercy
harper tyler mercy
Credit: neebee


THIS one get 'out' of being the same:


Credit: neebee

:)
MisterE

climber
Sep 5, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
Just don't touch the tail unless it is presented or it is CLAWTIME!!!!
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 5, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
Just trying to keep up with neebee. this is not a staged photo op. I think.


Credit: zBrown
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Sep 6, 2013 - 01:16am PT
OK! Everyone's cats are really cute, and those Candadian Katz are pretty darn smart.

Harley knows what's happening and pounces on it. This photo of Harley also had a stack of catalogs from Outdoor Retailer Show in front of his cat-basket.

A coincidence?  I think not.
A coincidence? I think not.
Credit: Fritz

Harley disapproves of my Laptop & sure as hell, does not want me looki...
Harley disapproves of my Laptop & sure as hell, does not want me looking at college football scores on it.
Credit: Fritz
Dickbob

climber
Westminster Colorado
Sep 6, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
This is our cat Origami. He is a terror and will attack you for no reason at all so my daughter and I changed his name to Satan. Check out his right eye. Anyone ever seen that before? It never used to be like that. It's almost like he is growing a bunch of pupils. Doesn't seem to bother his vision. Should probably take the little devil to the vet some day and get it checked out.
The bunny lived to see another day.
The bunny lived to see another day.
Credit: Dickbob
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 6, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
hey there say, dickbob, oh my... what a cat, :O



had not see the dots before in a cat-eye...


say, zBrown, yeah, the 'electric' cat, hee hee,
i have had the surprise of catching my various cats with
FLASH-BULB EYES, :) is funny, some glow green and some glow yellow,
and not sure, but i think ??? one glow yellow-green, too...



i have soooo many great, odd, and funny cat pics, :))
since i have five cats and they each have different personalities and
'tricks' up their paws, ;)



so, i see it seems you found a pre-kitty rumble, there, :)


nice cat pics, you all, thanks for the fun...

will try to post more, later, if i can...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 6, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
hey there say, ... here is a fast one... then, i got to get back to chores...


THIS was at the old place... was a lot of fun, but very crowded at this
place--once the white one showed the other how to get up here,
it was a 'free for all'... well, except the two older cats, they never tried this:

TRYING TO BLEND IN with the local color... ;&#41;
TRYING TO BLEND IN with the local color... ;)
Credit: neebee
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 6, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
hey there say, i forgot how much fun putting up cat pics, is, :))



last one for now:

HERE IS the ONE with orange-yellow eyes... (still think there is one
with yellow-green? though) (besides the green eyed ones)...

funny, their eye color, does not always match the 'glow' color, as it
is the pupil, right, that glows with the flash?... :)



samson-julius and bobby-bob
samson-julius and bobby-bob
Credit: neebee

:)


Credit: neebee
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 7, 2013 - 01:46am PT

We've cats in Seattle


Happy Family
Credit: Darwin


Do NOT f*#k with Bernice and her cat mint.
Credit: Darwin


Wacko and the bomb.
Credit: Darwin
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 7, 2013 - 02:05am PT
hey there say, darwin... a fast look-see here, before i go sleep...

oh, i loveeeee those kitties in the sun, there...

:)


also, i have three of my five cats that are really into the catnip mint...

one gets agressive and feisty, the other gets silly and mellow, and the other
gets well, hard to explain, :))

kind of depends on his mood, :)

the last two seem to just take it or leave it, though one, more than the other...


well, got to go, supertopo, be back tomorrow, :)
as, i got a lot done tonight, :)


god bless...
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 7, 2013 - 09:51am PT
Cat uses up one life on 11 story leap





http://www.statesman.com/news/ap/top-news/cat-survives-11-story-fall-at-alaska-apartment/nZpgR/


Palin unsympathetic.

condechat

Mountain climber
MONTREUIL
Sep 7, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
Hello from a parisian demoiselle
Noob on the roof
Noob on the roof
Credit: condechat
Rock!...oopsie.

Trad climber
the pitch above you
Sep 7, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
Hey Dickbob -

In answer to your question, the spots could be a few things. The most serious being melanoma:
http://www.eyevet.ca/iris_melanoma.html

May want to have it checked out. That said, sometimes cats get something like that and it stabilizes and doesn't seem to progress past a certain point.

-Bob
Ikat

Social climber
Carson City
Sep 7, 2013 - 03:13pm PT
Your unit is fully charged when the green lights are on

http://i.imgur.com/3BMLpji.jpg
Dickbob

climber
Westminster Colorado
Sep 7, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Bob,
Thanks for the link. I am a little concerned now and I had to go back and check out the progression of the spots on his eye. As a kitten he had zero.
Credit: Dickbob
Credit: Dickbob
Then they first started to form about a year ago.
Credit: Dickbob
I used to hate this cat. He is the first one I have ever had that does not like to be touched but he is mellowing with age and has a great personality now.I would miss old Satan if he was gone. We will get him checked out. thanks for the link.
Edit: Hey Neebee! Hope your doing well. Proud looking cats you have.
mynameismud

climber
backseat
Sep 7, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
Killin it.
Killin it.
Credit: mynameismud

Never really like cats much. This one got me. Kept fighting with the local Racoons. Sometimes more than one at a time. Finally she chased one across the back yard. She owns the back deck. Well, now she owns the house.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Sep 7, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
Elkie!
Elkie!
Credit: Michelle

My 14 yr old rescue kitty, Elkie. She's super sweet and playful too!


Credit: Michelle

Lola is an ultrplushious Ragdoll. And floppy bum.



Watching Too Cute as well! Love that show :)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 7, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
hey there say, dickbob! nice to see you here with the ol' cat!

let us know about its eye... say, all is well here, cats are keeping it
lively, for sure...



say, michelle, oh my, i love how some cats roll over on their back and sleep that way... bobby bob, the black norwegian--that lost his tail, before he was adopted to me--LOVES to do that.. and loves to be scratched like a dog, when on his back as well...



nice picture of the ragdoll!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 7, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
hey there all, say... wow, i hope this is fun for someone, tonight, and worth the half hour it took to post this... :O


i tried to perservere, this time... :))

so now, again:
hey there all, let' see if this will post, before i go get back to chores...


THIS WAS FROM THE OTHER PLACE WE LIVED -- he NOW has TWO doors to do t...
THIS WAS FROM THE OTHER PLACE WE LIVED -- he NOW has TWO doors to do this with, here...
Credit: neebee


Credit: neebee


had more, but computer stalled out... :(



okay, oh my, i will 'push the ol' envelope' now:
here, i hope, is one more:



he can keep THIS trick up all night, too, no matter
WHERE i hide the stuff, :O


check out his eyes!  I MEAN:  it's NOT steak or something... perhaps i...
check out his eyes! I MEAN: it's NOT steak or something... perhaps it is just his huge need to practice HUNTING skills, then... ;)
Credit: neebee



now SHE'S more polite about her skills... :&#41;
now SHE'S more polite about her skills... :)
Credit: neebee


all for now... will read trip reports, etc, later tomorrow night...
>:D<






say, dickbob... wow, you cat has the neat green glow too,
i have a yellow-green glower, i think... and a yellow-orange glower,
and the greenies... may have one other color, but not sure...
two greenies, or another yellowish one... as to eye-glows...


fun stuff... hope you cats eyes will be okay :)
ec

climber
ca
Sep 8, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
Mei

Trad climber
SF Bay Area
Sep 9, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
The other night, I caught my hubby looking at porn -- cat porn! Well, I'll give him credit because he did leave the thread, this thread, up on the screen for me to see. He knows I'm a crazy cat lady now. Three cats walked into our lives and my life has changed ever since! I've gone from a hard core meat eater to a mostly vegan because they make me see animals differently now. I used to go to Yosemite almost every weekend during the season from Friday night to Sunday night, and now I find myself too emotionally attached to these little creatures to stay away overnight. One cat, a sensitive one, sleeps in my arm every single night! I complain when I don't sleep well because of their disturbance going in and out of bed, but I won't have it any other way. We've had them only a few years and I hope they live a very very long and happy life with us. I apologize for a long post due to the amount of photos, but I have a hard time choosing.

Roxy, a raccoon chasing badass girl!
Roxy, a raccoon chasing badass girl!
Credit: Mei

And now a boss kitty in the house. Once she gets on your lap, she stay...
And now a boss kitty in the house. Once she gets on your lap, she stays!
Credit: Mei

She gives you a lot attention.
She gives you a lot attention.
Credit: Mei

Who likes some cat sushi? Mango is the orange tabby. She is a girl! Ki...
Who likes some cat sushi? Mango is the orange tabby. She is a girl! Kinda unusual among orange tabbies. She is the most gentle cat in the world! Little One is the calico. She is a skittish and sensitive cat, but a real sweetheart too.
Credit: Mei

Mommy, told you two beds are not necessary.
Mommy, told you two beds are not necessary.
Credit: Mei

We can fit in one just fine.
We can fit in one just fine.
Credit: Mei

Because we are good friends.
Because we are good friends.
Credit: Mei

Sure, I don't need much room, but is that all you guys left for me?
Sure, I don't need much room, but is that all you guys left for me?
Credit: Mei

Cats, how is it possible not to love them?
Cats, how is it possible not to love them?
Credit: Mei


darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Sep 9, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
Maybe you guyz would appreciate my cat's instagram account:

http://instagram.com/snowshoez
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 10, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
The Naming Of Cats
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Sep 10, 2013 - 05:31pm PT
Mei, I know exactly what you mean. I hate leaving them!
MisterE

climber
Sep 10, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
This picture belongs here:

Credit: MisterE

as does this one:

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Missing photo ID#320612
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 10, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:10am PT
Pente, ruler of the tube...
Pente loves hanging in the tube
Pente loves hanging in the tube
Credit: BrassNuts
cintune

climber
The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Sep 11, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
TwistedCrank

climber
Bungwater Hollow, Ida-ho
Sep 11, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
No spotter?

Proud!

But I want to see the sit start.
tioga

Mountain climber
pac northwest
Sep 11, 2013 - 02:10pm PT
Cats have amazing design...they know how to jump, climb, tumble and fall without anyone teaching them and even inactive fat cat is capable of all that. Being human feels so bad, waaaay down the evolutionary ladder...human is obviously a failed experiment, considering how physically incapable humans are unless given very strenous training. Cat > chimp > human. Cats rule the world.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 11, 2013 - 02:13pm PT
Cat Parkour
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 11, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
Miyoko Ihara & Cat

has a book out

http://www.amazon.com/Miyoko-Ihara-Fukumaru-Japanese-Edition/dp/4898153194


sandstone conglomerate

climber
sharon conglomerate central
Sep 11, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
Laser-dot toy. Best cat-tormenting device around.
G_Gnome

Trad climber
who gave up and just goes sailing now!
Sep 11, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Laser-dot toy. Best cat-tormenting device around.

I have two cats, one completely ignores the laser pointer after quickly realizing it isn't real while the other will chase it until nearly dead.
sandstone conglomerate

climber
sharon conglomerate central
Sep 11, 2013 - 03:30pm PT
Catnip toys can also provide hours of fun. I'm waiting for a similar pot toy to come out so I can chase it around the house as my cats torment me with their own laser pointer.
MisterE

climber
Sep 11, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
It's kind of catty around here...
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 11, 2013 - 10:18pm PT

This is a good page!

Mei, I love those photos. "full superwoman" (second photo) always gets to me as do multiple cats. Your 'now I just stay at home instead of going climbing' paraphrase struck a little too close to home. As Wacko has gotten old and ailing, travel is almost precluded.


I can't count how many times I've watched the leaping full mantel!!!!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 11, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
Laser-dot toy. Best cat-tormenting device around.

saw a post somewhere a few months back by a guy who had bought a new 9mm pistol with a laser.

(unloaded of course)

His girlfriend walked in while he was tormenting the cat with the dot and thought he was trying to shoot her cat.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 11, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Link to xkcd (sorry if this has already been posted):

link to http://xkcd.com/729/

I think that would be one of the cute little calico kitties we've been seeing here.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Sep 12, 2013 - 12:38am PT
Credit: Michelle
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 12, 2013 - 03:23pm PT

This frog is a cool cat

Titicaca water frog
Titicaca water frog
Credit: Peter Oxford
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 12, 2013 - 03:27pm PT

Our complicated relationship with cats

"Cats are brilliant creatures, and there's more psychological research on felines and their owners than you might think

It would seem that I've made an unforgivable error. Last week, I wrote about a new study that suggested a possible function for sleep. The research in question was a mouse study, so it seemed to make sense to stick up a picture of a mouse alongside the article. However, lots of commenters were outraged – OUTRAGED – that there wasn't a picture of a sleeping kitten instead. So to make amends for my transgression, today I'm going to look at some of the psychological research that's been conducted on cats and their owners. Don't say I don't do anything for you."

http://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2013/sep/12/neuroscience-psychology
tioga

Mountain climber
pac northwest
Sep 12, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Cat pillow. Cushy doormat
Credit: tioga
tioga

Mountain climber
pac northwest
Sep 12, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
Fatties...squeezetoy pillow cushions

Credit: tioga
Credit: tioga
Credit: tioga
Credit: tioga

Feed me!
Credit: tioga
tioga

Mountain climber
pac northwest
Sep 13, 2013 - 12:01am PT
"What kind of cat is that??"

Credit: tioga
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 17, 2013 - 12:58pm PT
Resting cat
Credit: Lon7705
Stretching cat
Credit: Cagoolia
surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 14, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Crag Cat spotted at Suicide yesterday!

MisterE

climber
Oct 14, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
Get the pilla in a bag

Eviscerate the pilla in a bag

KILL IT!

Nothing to see here, move along.
Nothing to see here, move along.
Credit: MisterE
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 15, 2013 - 12:20am PT
Cat yoga...
Cat yoga...
Credit: Tami


Likkasana.