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Cats and pinballs... :-)

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#3801 3 months ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Stoopid cat ate a yoga mat. Surgery followed

1 down ... 8 to go !

#3802 3 months ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Stoopid cat ate a yoga mat. Surgery followed. No pinball for Geezer for awhile.
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Holy crap! Hope Geezer will be well soon. And smarter, too.

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#3803 3 months ago
Quoted from Moli410:

Had to do it. Made an impulse buy on a new machine. The woman is not happy about the new machine, but the cat loves it… [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I got one, but Tubbins might have crushed it.

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#3805 3 months ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

1 down ... 8 to go !

Is it wrong I laughed at that?

#3806 3 months ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

I got one, but Tubbins might have crushed it.

Perfect restoration project. I have restored worse. Nice coin door and other good parts there. Save it from the landfill. That marquee is minty. Lots of good parts there. I would take it. Hidden gem. If only I was closer. Is the control panel spoken for?

#3807 3 months ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

1 down ... 8 to go !

This statement was done in humor.. love cats and have had several, and will always give one a great home...
Had one that was just accident prone and gratefully the last of his nine lives was a long one... lived to a ripe 21

Sorry if I offended anyone, was not intended

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#3808 3 months ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Stoopid cat ate a yoga mat. Surgery followed. No pinball for Geezer for awhile.

Our cat Luigi had a similar issue recently (intestinal blockage).

The vet sent us home with one of those damn hard plastic Elizabethan cones. He couldn't even eat or drink with the cone on and he kept getting hung up on furniture.

We switched to one of these "Cat Unitards."
Really handy, no chance of him licking the incision, colliding with furniture, getting strangled or accidentally flipping his food or water dish over. There was also space at the shoulder for giving him injections which turned out to be very handy. The only issue is you can't monitor how the incision is healing.

He hated it of course...

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#3809 3 months ago
Quoted from klr650:

We switched to one of these "Cat Unitards."

Oh I need that lol. Geez is in the soft collar and is tolerating it but if it flips down he can kinda get at the incision. We're on 8 days post surgery and I think stitches will come out next week

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#3810 3 months ago
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#3812 3 months ago

Not pinball related but visited Old San Juan, Puerto Rico today and walked by Casa Rosa where a lot of stray cats are taken care of.

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#3813 3 months ago

By the way, the third picture is a hidden action shot if you follow the little black kitten’s stare.

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#3814 3 months ago

Violet wishes all the other kitties here a Happy Easter.

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#3815 3 months ago

Son didn't want to wait and absconded with Madame Simza already.

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#3816 3 months ago

Turned my back for 30 seconds and my quality control supervisor took over

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#3817 3 months ago
Quoted from Birdnest:

Turned my back for 30 seconds and my quality control supervisor took over

And you spend the rest of the week pulling little wisps of fur from various under playfield parts.

#3818 3 months ago
Quoted from Alan_L:

And you spend the rest of the week pulling little wisps of fur from various under playfield parts.

Nay, those are the inspection registration marks!

This pin inspected by...

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#3819 3 months ago

Look at those freaking pirate pantaloons!!!!!

Quoted from Birdnest:

Turned my back for 30 seconds and my quality control supervisor took over
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#3820 3 months ago
Quoted from CoolCatPinball:

Look at those freaking pirate pantaloons!!!!!

Maine Coon Pantaloons?

#3821 3 months ago
Quoted from newovad:

Maine Coon Pantaloons?

Cheeto has some Maine Coon in him - all our pets are rescues or just invited themselves to live with us so not sure on the parents. His twin brother (Dorito) was a beast and definitely had more of the Maine Coon traits, and was almost twice the size. We knew Dorito was on borrowed time as at our first vet visit she informed us that he had a heart murmur. Sadly Dorito’s heart gave out last summer.

Cheeto is pretty much all fluff and it is quite funny when he gets caught outside in the rain as he shrinks by 50%.

#3822 3 months ago
Quoted from Birdnest:

Cheeto has some Maine Coon in him - all our pets are rescues or just invited themselves to live with us so not sure on the parents. His twin brother (Dorito) was a beast and definitely had more of the Maine Coon traits, and was almost twice the size. We knew Dorito was on borrowed time as at our first vet visit she informed us that he had a heart murmur. Sadly Dorito’s heart gave out last summer.
Cheeto is pretty much all fluff and it is quite funny when he gets caught outside in the rain as he shrinks by 50%.

Cheeto is a good name for him.

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#3823 3 months ago

Saffron on a blue blanket. We res used her from outside a few months ago. She had bad eye damage.

Mavis on the carpet and behind the couch.

Daisy and Saffron laying on our bed.

Mavis as we just tried taking her outside this evening with a harness. She was out of it in a few minutes. Guess no walks for her!

We have a 4th as well named Salem.

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#3824 3 months ago

This is my goofball Willie, who I first wrote about in post 3606. He lost his battle with heart failure today. I've been his caregiver since New Years Eve, seen him through his good days, which thankfully were many, and his bad days, which thankfully were few. He dealt with his disease like a real champ for three months, and took a turn for the worse earlier this week, which even for a few days he was able to deal with. His breathing turned much worse yesterday and we knew we had to let him go. We parted ways at home in one of his favorite spots (I highly recommend this instead of taking your dog or kitty to the vet for their last visit), and as he feel asleep, he gave me the gift of one last kiss on the cheek. We'll miss you so much, Willie, until we meet again.

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#3825 3 months ago
Quoted from jibmums:

We'll miss you forever, Willie.

Sad to see you go Willie, I think you must have had a great caretaker while you were with us.

Sorry for the loss jibmums

#3826 3 months ago

RIP Willie.

Thank you for taking such care of your goofball. It's really all we can do.

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#3827 3 months ago

Terribly sorry about Willie. I know the pain isn't "like" losing a family member; you actually HAVE lost a family member and the hurt is that bad. But like all of the kitties that find caretakers with pinball machines and take photos to share on Pinside, Willie won the kitty lotto and clearly had the best life a cat could have. I don't personally know what happens when we leave this planet, but if there is a heaven I am sure it has one more kitty today that will be hanging out on top of a nice warm machine, patiently waiting for the caretaker to hit that start button.

#3828 3 months ago
Quoted from jibmums:

he gave me the gift of one last kiss on the cheek. We'll miss you so much, Willie

Sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your life with Willie.

#3829 3 months ago
Quoted from jibmums:

This is my goofball Willie, who I first wrote about in post 3606. He lost his battle with heart failure today. I've been his caregiver since New Years Eve, seen him through his good days, which thankfully were many, and his bad days, which thankfully were few. He dealt with his disease like a real champ for three months, and took a turn for the worse earlier this week, which even for a few days he was able to deal with. His breathing turned much worse yesterday and we knew we had to let him go. We parted ways at home in one of his favorite spots (I highly recommend this instead of taking your dog or kitty to the vet for their last visit), and as he feel asleep, he gave me the gift of one last kiss on the cheek. We'll miss you so much, Willie, until we meet again.
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So sorry, for the lose of Willie. I am sure you guys had a lot of great times together. You will see him again.

#3830 3 months ago

So very sorry. You are right…. Till you meet again

#3832 3 months ago

Sorry for your loss.

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#3834 3 months ago

Sir Puddintat McFuzzibutt was on TV this afternoon.

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#3835 3 months ago

One of Draculas minions is waiting in the shadows for the perfect opportunity to strike!!

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#3836 3 months ago
Quoted from jibmums:

This is my goofball Willie, who I first wrote about in post 3606. He lost his battle with heart failure today. I've been his caregiver since New Years Eve, seen him through his good days, which thankfully were many, and his bad days, which thankfully were few. He dealt with his disease like a real champ for three months, and took a turn for the worse earlier this week, which even for a few days he was able to deal with. His breathing turned much worse yesterday and we knew we had to let him go. We parted ways at home in one of his favorite spots (I highly recommend this instead of taking your dog or kitty to the vet for their last visit), and as he feel asleep, he gave me the gift of one last kiss on the cheek. We'll miss you so much, Willie, until we meet again.
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Choosing the right time is hard, real hard. My cat's getting up there and I'm grateful for every day. Sorry to hear about Willie, I'm sure he will be missed.

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#3837 3 months ago

Bi Bi showing off her very illusive tummy for pet pets.

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#3838 3 months ago

Battle scars.
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I realize the above is not a pretty sight. So scroll down quickly.

One of our long hair cats (Munky aka Big Baby) apparently had some diarrhea
and got quite a bit of poo caught up on his behind
So my wife and I took it upon ourselves to clean him up and do some trimming back there.
During the process the cat understandably was a bit perturbed,
but we finally got the job done.

The culprit (thru no fault of his own)
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#3839 3 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

we finally got the job done.

that cat looks pissed !

#3840 3 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Battle scars.
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I realize the above is not a pretty sight. So scroll down quickly.
One of our long hair cats (Munky aka Big Baby) apparently had some diarrhea
and got quite a bit of poo caught up on his behind
So my wife and I took it upon ourselves to clean him up and do some trimming back there.
During the process the cat understandably was a bit perturbed,
but we finally got the job done.
The culprit (thru no fault of his own)
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That looks like it hurts! I was once laying on the bed with our cat Ripley on my stomach, petting him. Something in the room fell down with a BANG! and he dug his claws in and took off like a shot. Ripped me and my shirt wide open.

Last summer, I took him out on the deck to sit on my lap (he's an indoor cat). A stray calico appeared and walked through the yard, and he started growling. I went to pick him up to take him inside, and he turned and locked his claws around my arm, then sank his fangs into me. I've been bitten before but this was deep. Five minutes later he acted like nothing happened, but my arm got infected, got cellulitis, swelled up and got hot to the touch. Had to go to an urgent care facility and get a tetanus shot and a regimen of antibiotics. Never trifle with a cat bite.

#3841 3 months ago

Yeah, my wife and I have to periodically deal with Shitty Kitty butt with Maine Coon.

#3842 3 months ago

Putting a towel around a cat and holding at the shoulders is usually safe for nail clipping and unpleasant activities while avoiding scratches and nips.

#3843 3 months ago
Quoted from Alan_L:

Yeah, my wife and I have to periodically deal with Shitty Kitty butt with Maine Coon.

Lmao having had a Maine Coone and a Siberian now, 100% agree with that.

#3844 3 months ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Putting a towel around a cat and holding at the shoulders is usually safe for nail clipping and unpleasant activities while avoiding scratches and nips.

That is what we did in the 2nd attempt,
after he scratched me and bolted the first time
Overall he was a fairly good kitty
for all butt cleaning and clipping we did.
I would be scared and antsy too,
if someone had a pair of sharp scissors near my dick. (he has no balls anymore.)
He is resting quietly now on the bed, between me and the wife.

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#3845 3 months ago

Our beloved little kitties. So very sweet, both of them. (Custom Houdini splash screen)IMG_1394 (resized).JPG)
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#3846 3 months ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Putting a towel around a cat and holding at the shoulders is usually safe for nail clipping and unpleasant activities while avoiding scratches and nips.

Not so much for trimming claws, but if you need to wash a cat, one trick I’ve heard is that you have them sit on a window screen laid over the tub. They feel unsteady so they cling to the screen and that lets you wash them.

Huge caveat: This makes sense to me but I’ve never needed to test it out, so I take no responsibility if it fails miserably for you.

#3847 3 months ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Putting a towel around a cat and holding at the shoulders is usually safe for nail clipping and unpleasant activities while avoiding scratches and nips.

I use zip ties! JUST KIDDING!!

#3848 3 months ago

Hey cat lovers! Any of you have experience with something called hyperesthesia? It's sort of a cat anxiety attack, they get all restless and start over-grooming and twitchy etc. Diagnosing is hard and there aren't really any cures, and it's not very common although there are plenty of YouTube videos showing it. I'm not even sure if my cat has it, but he did have a couple of episodes of weird behavior. The vet took blood and x-rays and said nothing unusual. Some say it's related to or starts because of itchy dry skin, which my cat has, dandruff etc. So I have him on a regimen of daily sprayings to keep his skin moist, and brushing him more, and starting him on omega-3/fish oils which I should have had him on already. It's happened 2-3 times over the course of a few weeks but hasn't reoccurred since I've been taking care of his dry skin. But being an overprotective parent and obsessive cat lover, thought I would throw this out there so see if any of you had any experience with it, TIA

#3849 3 months ago
Quoted from NYP:

Hey cat lovers! Any of you have experience with something called hyperesthesia? It's sort of a cat anxiety attack, they get all restless and start over-grooming and twitchy etc. Diagnosing is hard and there aren't really any cures, and it's not very common although there are plenty of YouTube videos showing it. I'm not even sure if my cat has it, but he did have a couple of episodes of weird behavior. The vet took blood and x-rays and said nothing unusual. Some say it's related to or starts because of itchy dry skin, which my cat has, dandruff etc. So I have him on a regimen of daily sprayings to keep his skin moist, and brushing him more, and starting him on omega-3/fish oils which I should have had him on already. It's happened 2-3 times over the course of a few weeks but hasn't reoccurred since I've been taking care of his dry skin. But being an overprotective parent and obsessive cat lover, thought I would throw this out there so see if any of you had any experience with it, TIA

Violet used to scratch a lot. We found out she has allergies which leads to skin issues. She takes 1/4 of a 10mg Zyrtec everyday. That’s what the vet prescribed and it seems to work great. She still scratches but much much less than before.

Apparently it’s completely safe for cats.

#3850 3 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Violet used to scratch a lot. We found out she has allergies which leads to skin issues. She takes 1/4 of a 10mg Zyrtec everyday. That’s what the vet prescribed and it seems to work great. She still scratches but much much less than before.
Apparently it’s completely safe for cats.

My vet told me our cat had allergies and to give 1/2 zyrtec. I've tried numerous times and she will not swallow it. She will not eat it in a pill pocket, she is just not having it. I expected to find poop in my shoe after my last attempt. I gave up.

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