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Post by geckzilla » Thu May 30, 2013 1:02 pm

Something to do with their physiology, maybe? It could either limit their movement mechanically by pressing on certain muscles or tendons or it could be like a reflex. Either way, I really doubt it's the cat simply "giving up" as the posted video suggests. Hehe
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Post by MargaritaMc » Thu May 30, 2013 1:17 pm

geckzilla wrote:Something to do with their physiology, maybe? It could either limit their movement mechanically by pressing on certain muscles or tendons or it could be like a reflex. Either way, I really doubt it's the cat simply "giving up" as the posted video suggests. Hehe
It reminded me of the way that a hen can be immobilised by putting it on its back.
http://www.zyra.tv/hypnocx.htm

But it is probably linked to the automatic kitten-immobilisation by mother cat. A vet shows this here:

http://www.snotr.com/video/7650/how_to_immobilize_a_cat

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Post by bystander » Thu May 30, 2013 1:55 pm

I had a Manchester Terrier when I was young. He was like that with a leash. He had a halter he wore all the time with his tags. As soon as you attached a leash, it was like you had attached a boat anchor.
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Post by owlice » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:24 pm

Beyond wrote:Ever see a cat just give up?
http://www.break.com/index/ever-seen-a- ... up-2442446
That was hard to watch. The poor cat! The owners should be smacked with a rolled-up newspaper.
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Post by MargaritaMc » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:35 pm

owlice wrote:
Beyond wrote:Ever see a cat just give up?
http://www.break.com/index/ever-seen-a- ... up-2442446
That was hard to watch. The poor cat! The owners should be smacked with a rolled-up newspaper.
Or have their noses rubbed in something unpleasant?

Off thread - Owlice, do you recall the baby blackbird Paul and I rescued from our cat a while back? Well, we now have a very handsome adult male blackbird who has decided that THIS terrace and THIS lemon tree is HIS preserve. I think the cats are deciding that he is too forceful to confront. So they keep firmly asleep when he is charging around and yelling his dominance.

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Post by Ann » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:45 pm

Time for some more cute stuff, I think. I can't resist this one! :-D :kitty:
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Post by saturno2 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:11 am

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This video is beautiful.

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Post by geckzilla » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:25 pm

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Post by Beyond » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:19 pm

Awww... look at all the widdle goats, getting her goat, nicely. She was up to her butt in goats, till she fell over. Then she was in over her head, and having a Great time! :yes:
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Post by geckzilla » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:15 pm

Time for another kitty rescue photo mini documentary!
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Post by Beyond » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:31 pm

Nice lookin puddy tat!
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ESO: Maëlle's New Toys

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Maëlle's New Toys
ESO POTW | 2013 July 08

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Post by Beyond » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:32 pm

WHOA :!: Datsa BIG lookin kid :!: :wink:
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Post by BMAONE23 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:12 pm

bystander wrote:

Maëlle's New Toys
ESO POTW | 2013 July 08

Credit: ESO/J. Girard
Is that "Honey I supersized the kid" or "Honey I shrank the observatory"

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Post by Beyond » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:39 pm

Open W-I-D-E and say Ahhhhhhh while sticking out your tongue, says the big kid, playing doctor.
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Post by Ann » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:20 pm

Thanks for posting the heartwarming cat rescue story, geckzilla. And the giant baby girl and the dwarf observatory were fun, too.

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Post by Ann » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:59 am

We need more cuteness here, particularly the feline kind. So here goes:
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Post by MargaritaMc » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:09 pm

This nine minute clip from a South African documentary might best be classified as "heart-warming" rather than cute. But I love it!
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Post by geckzilla » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:21 pm

Ugh, I started to watch the "documentary" that clip is from. It's about a woman who really believes she is able to communicate with animals through psychic powers. I think communication with animals is a very interesting subject but the idea that she is using telepathy is a complete and utter crock.
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Post by MargaritaMc » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:39 pm

geckzilla wrote:Ugh, I started to watch the "documentary" that clip is from. It's about a woman who really believes she is able to communicate with animals through psychic powers. I think communication with animals is a very interesting subject but the idea that she is using telepathy is a complete and utter crock.
I assumed that whatever it is she seems to do is related to this kind of "horse whispering" thing that an Argentinian gaucho does:
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Post by geckzilla » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:52 pm

That horse is specially trained. Anna Breytenbach claims to be able to send mental images to animals and receive back responses. They also seem to send her emotions. The documentary is designed to make the viewer believe this is possible. I think it's very much a sham much like a fortune teller supposedly uses a crystal ball to view images.
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Post by Beyond » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:20 pm

Hmm... Then the leopard, being a very good actor, was also in on the conspiracy.
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Post by geckzilla » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:15 pm

Or at least the subject of a lot of wishful thinking on the part of his human caretakers.
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Post by rstevenson » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:35 pm

geckzilla wrote:Or at least the subject of a lot of wishful thinking on the part of his human caretakers.
That would be a good description of the relationship between a lot of humans and their pets. :)

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Post by Beyond » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:01 am

Nice puddy tat and chair.
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