> One (the guy) is a total food whore. He would go and sprawl himself in front of
> any guest in the house in the remote hope that he might get some extra food.
> He's too macho to do any real hunting (think: Lion) so if he sees some stuff
> moving he'll just look slightly interested.
My cats will just notice anything new in the house, and look through it to see if there's any food in it. We had to put the garbage in a cabinet with magnetized door clasps so they couldn't go through that. They'll eat plants we bring in the house, and then you'll see little grassy looking vomit patches later on in the day. If there's a package, no matter how well sealed it is, most of the time if you leave it alone and come back in a few hours the package will be chewed through...
Shit, one of my cats will eat earplugs or rubber bands so I have to hide all those. You can't leave rubber bands from flyers in the mail around. She ate one once and then had to be operated on because it was blocking her intestines. Earplugs are mighty tasty I guess :P
Oh man, I forgot about this, one thing I heard was that if you give tuna to cats enough, they will start refusing to eat anything else because they will be so addicted to it. It's like crack for cats I guess. I never really knew that, nor that chocolate was poisonous to most animals... I think I may have fed my previous cat a bit of chocolate ice cream one time :P
> Other than that he's aloof all the
> time, except about once a day where he gets some kind of weird vibe and comes to
> me all purring wanting to be scratched on my lap. He'll enjoy that for a while
> and then suddenly realize he's acting all gay and will try to bite me if I keep
> doing it.
That's pretty funny, I wonder if he just wants to play. One of my cats, if you try and touch him in the hind leg on the side (I guess at the hip), he will try to bite you. When he was young one of my family members would try and piss him off by tapping him there and aggravating him until he would spin around and try to bite them. So you could be petting him and then all of a sudden he will go nuts, if you go near that spot.
> At least his appetite is a good indicator of his health. If he doesn't
> show up running whenever I touch his food bowl, I know I need to call the vet.
Heheh. Unfortunately I heard outdoor cats (don't know what yours is) will be less likely to show signs of being sick because outdoor cats don't want to show their weaknesses. Even then, one of my cats (which stays indoors) showed sickness by seeming lazy and wanting to just lie down most of the time. He even ate most of his food... But he needed antibiotics in the end. Poor guy, runt of the litter.
> His secret move is that he kind of figured he can open a (badly locked) door if
> he pushes, so when he's really hungry he'll start banging on my bedroom door
> with both paws.
Haw!! One of my cats is tall enough to reach doorknobs and knows how they work, he just can't turn them. He'll start jiggling the doorknobs and that's how you know he's there. It's pretty fucking scary sometimes when you don't expect it! Luckily we don't have the kind of doorknobs that are like a handle. I bet he could just let himself in and out of every room that way.
> The other (girl, siamese) is a little princess. She's so sweet that even mad
> she'll never bite, and if she's annoyed enough to want to scratch, if she does
> it to a human, she'll do so without getting the claws out... extremely cute.
> She's also very sensitive - she hates new environments and will take a few weeks
> to get used to a new place if we move. She is a hunter though - she'll go after
> anything that moves, regardless of what it is (flies, cockroaches, lizards...).
Man I got a cat that will just run away and hide behind the dryer until anyone leaves that's not part of the family... And another one that will try and molest strangers practically
> Only problem is that she'll hunt too much crap and upset her stomach, so she
> often vomits all over the place [to the big pleasure of the other guy who will
> come AND FREAKING EAT IT]. On the other hand she absolutely loves me and
> although she doesn't like much to be held, she'll hang around me almost all the
> time when I'm home.
> Yeah so cats are greedy, snobby, and all proud. But I know it's just one big
Man I never heard of people before that like cats, everyone I know practically hates them outside my house. It's nice to see since I never knew so many cats had happy homes.