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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #325 on: December 17, 2017, 01:28 AM »
Cat tries to share a bagel with his human:

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #326 on: December 17, 2017, 02:31 AM »
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I wonder what it could be... :-\

;D :P

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #327 on: December 17, 2017, 02:34 AM »
oops.

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #328 on: December 17, 2017, 12:33 PM »
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I wonder what it could be... :-\

;D :P

Yeah, I'd noticed that but didn't want to tweak mouser too bad for it...

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #329 on: December 20, 2017, 11:28 PM »
When this bird gets upset, he sings the iPhone ringtone:



In tune, even...

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #330 on: December 21, 2017, 01:10 AM »
Cute  :-*

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #331 on: January 27, 2018, 07:19 AM »
Baloo eventually came to the realization that perhaps animals from the backyard weren't what her human wanted. But rather than give up hunting things for Ben entirely, she simply switched up the kinds of gift she was giving.
If he doesn't enjoy mice and birds, perhaps a leaf will be more to his liking? And sure enough, it was.
"It took a couple of months of me rejecting her gifts for her to start bringing me leaves. They were always big, nice looking leaves," Ben said. "It was such a relief from the live mice every morning that I would show my gratitude by taking the leaf and playing with it while she sat on my chest." Baloo had gotten the message. Every morning the cat would then find a perfect leaf and bring in to Ben..



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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #332 on: January 27, 2018, 08:20 PM »
Well, well, well, That is a brilliant discovery. Seems like it's something new about cat behaviour.
I had always thought that cats were hardwired to bring in their trophies/kills (dead mice, rabbits, rats, birds) as a proud display of their prowess, or something.
I never for once imagined that they might think that that was what their owners liked/wanted. If the story is true, then this particular cat appears to have figured it out by a sort of trial-and-error process - "Let's see if he/she likes this...".
If one cat can do it, then it may well speak for all cats. So, positive reinforcement for the cat that brings in a "wanted" trophy, and negative reinforcement for the one that brings in an "unwanted" trophy.

Of course, a simpler explanation just might be that dead leaves may also be fun to chase and catch, because they flip about in the wind so temptingly, and as one gets older and slower, they could seem an easier catch than mice, birds, etc.

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #333 on: February 11, 2018, 04:31 PM »
Woman re-adopts dog she lost as a child:

https://www.thedodo....dog-she-had-as-child

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #334 on: February 11, 2018, 09:53 PM »
Have I posted about this one yet? Jinjing The Penguin, returns to visit the man who saved him every year:


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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #335 on: February 13, 2018, 04:50 PM »
Dog playing catch with himself in a stream:

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #336 on: February 13, 2018, 05:08 PM »
Very cute and smart dog!  Strange that he had to put up the disclaimer.