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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #125 on: May 14, 2014, 03:19:19 PM »
I guarantee that cat is going to be interviewed on some morning shows and when he she is we'll get an update on him her :)
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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #126 on: May 14, 2014, 03:22:32 PM »
I guarantee that cat is going to be interviewed on some morning shows and when he is we'll get an update of him :)

lol, a worthy guest :) well done cat :up:
reminded me of a phase I had a while back of watching Ceaser Milan videos, where he would go in and help people sort out their relationship with their (troublesome) dog - very impressive how he worked. Too late for that dog probably...
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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #127 on: May 14, 2014, 04:10:50 PM »
First interview with Tara the cat.. didn't have to wait long:
http://jezebel.com/h...s-her-fir-1576482599

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #128 on: May 14, 2014, 05:46:22 PM »
First interview with Tara the cat.. didn't have to wait long:
http://jezebel.com/h...s-her-fir-1576482599

first lol laugh was cause of your prediction (which I have to admit I didn't take that seriously earlier)
second was because kids and cats just dont perform quite as TV wants ("can you tell me 'I love Tara'?" - "Yeah" :p)

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Jumping between an attacking dog and a small child might be unorthodox cat behavior, but barely tolerating the affections of doting humans is not. Cat celebs: they're just like regular cats.
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Jumping between an attacking dog and a small child might be unorthodox cat behavior, but barely tolerating the patronising demands of abc news is not.
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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #129 on: May 14, 2014, 07:28:52 PM »
The news people just cannot resist trying to feed the kid lines that will make for good news clips.


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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #130 on: May 15, 2014, 08:13:43 AM »
That cat did a full flying kick into the dog!

It seems to me a blow of Taekwondo.
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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #131 on: May 15, 2014, 10:05:57 AM »
One of the cool things about the interview video is it becomes clear how much of a gentle giant that cat really is.  She's very laid back and tolerant of the kid.  Makes it all the more amazing to see her run in and launch herself at the dog in the first video.

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #132 on: May 15, 2014, 11:25:54 AM »
The doubt is: did the cat attack the dog to defend its little owner or because the dog was simply an unwelcome intruder?


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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #133 on: May 15, 2014, 11:43:46 AM »
She's very laid back and tolerant of the kid.  Makes it all the more amazing to see her run in and launch herself at the dog in the first video

No it doesn't. Animals are generally tolerant of those that they have bonded with. It's their way of acknowledging a family unit. Now if a member of that bonded family is threatened - since they don't suffer any of the idiotic societal notions we people have concocted - the response, quite predictably, is and will be sudden, hostile, and without warning ... As it should be.

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #134 on: May 15, 2014, 11:52:54 AM »
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The doubt is: did the cat attack the dog to defend its little owner or because the dog was simply an unwelcome intruder?

there are lots of videos of cats defending territory or in general antagonizing a dog that is in their area -- but such videos show very different behavior than what we see in the video above.

In such territorial cases the cat approaches with claws front, back up and attempts to scare off and intimidate the intruder, etc.

Wheras in the video above the cat launched her whole body at the dog so forcefully that she becomes disoriented afterwards.  I've never seen a video of a cat do that -- has anyone else here seen such behavior before?

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #135 on: May 15, 2014, 12:08:05 PM »
Wheras in the video above the cat launched her whole body at the dog so forcefully that she becomes disoriented afterwards.  I've never seen a video of a cat do that -- has anyone else here seen such behavior before?
No, I haven't.

Re tolerating children's often unsubtle treatment - yeah, that is a real sign of bonding - most cats I've known are pretty sensitive and would lash out at any strange child, or adult, rubbing them up the wrong way (literally and metaphorically).
And Stoic's interpretation makes sense to me:

Animals are generally tolerant of those that they have bonded with. It's their way of acknowledging a family unit. Now if a member of that bonded family is threatened - since they don't suffer any of the idiotic societal notions we people have concocted - the response, quite predictably, is and will be sudden, hostile, and without warning ... As it should be.
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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #136 on: May 15, 2014, 12:12:28 PM »
"As it should be", but far from all cats do that. A whole lot of them just go "ho hum, look, it's a burglar. I think I am going back to sleep now."

We're used to cats being "cute" so this one of active action will go far for a month.


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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #137 on: May 15, 2014, 12:13:48 PM »
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The doubt is: did the cat attack the dog to defend its little owner or because the dog was simply an unwelcome intruder?

there are lots of videos of cats defending territory or in general antagonizing a dog that is in their area -- but such videos show very different behavior than what we see in the video above.

In such territorial cases the cat approaches with claws front, back up and attempts to scare off and intimidate the intruder, etc.

Wheras in the video above the cat launched her whole body at the dog so forcefully that she becomes disoriented afterwards.  I've never seen a video of a cat do that -- has anyone else here seen such behavior before?

Me neither. This is how Memes are born!

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #138 on: May 15, 2014, 03:11:00 PM »
"As it should be", but far from all cats do that. A whole lot of them just go "ho hum, look, it's a burglar. I think I am going back to sleep now."

Yes...but that's not the same thing. A burglar isn't going to be perceived as a threat to the cat (or the cat's "family"), unless the burglar steps on the cat's tail (or tries to swipe the kibble dish). But when a member of ones perceived inner circle is being eaten alive ... Well, that tends to elicit a bit more direct response.

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #139 on: May 17, 2014, 10:13:40 AM »
"A refrigerator without beer is like a body without soul"

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #140 on: May 31, 2014, 10:24:26 PM »
Goat misses his friend the donkey:

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #141 on: June 01, 2014, 07:58:59 AM »
... and well behaved.   :)


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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #142 on: June 09, 2014, 08:07:23 PM »
Dances with deer...


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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #143 on: June 09, 2014, 08:18:43 PM »
Nice one, ham.

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #144 on: June 15, 2014, 07:16:42 PM »
Dogs annoying cats with their persistent friendliness  ;D


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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #145 on: June 15, 2014, 07:22:25 PM »
nice  :up:

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #146 on: June 28, 2014, 05:46:52 PM »
Pig saves goat from drowning:


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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #147 on: June 28, 2014, 06:21:57 PM »
Did you have annotations turned off :)
or is this video below - claiming that that video above is a fake - a fake? (follow? :D)

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #148 on: June 28, 2014, 06:27:43 PM »
 >:(
That's a mean trick they pulled.
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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #149 on: June 28, 2014, 06:39:21 PM »
>:(

yeah, sorry for being so 'smiley' about it,
but after the initial wtf/confusion, I did have to laugh at the whole thing.
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