A Very Clever Cat

These Great Cats!

Cats are great animals to have as pets and they are indeed a very clever species!

I have heard many tales of cats doing some really unusual things associated with intelligence of a very high level.

Most of what I have heard sounded so incredible that I even used to think that these stories were highly exaggerated.

Especially the ones which talk about cats entering certain premises undetected in spite of heavy security systems and burglar alarms being installed.

However, I am aware that there are some cats that are exceptionally clever and are almost able to sense the moods of humans around them.

What do you think makes me think so? Well, read on and see for yourself!

Anyone For Stray Cats?

The is the story of a cat, a very clever one! He appeared in our neighborhood all of a sudden.

He simply appeared many months ago out of nowhere and was first discovered when found napping on my neighbor's doorstep.

The guy used to eventually hang around near our house and was somewhat attractive to look at.

It is his picture that appears on this page. He has a relaxed look and always appears totally disinterested in the environment.

Even when I took his picture he knew that something unusual was up, but pretended to be disinterested.

You will notice that his eyes are almost shut.

Well, I did add the very same pictures to my earlier hubs as well just after snapping them, without making any special mention of this cat.

All of a sudden I realised that he deserves a special mention when I remembered his subtle yet dramatic entry into our lives!

A Good Looking Cat - Anybody's Pet

It was during this period of time, we used to hear things toppling in the kitchen.

The sounds which followed indicated that a cat was around.

My sister suggested it could be him since these strange things started happening just after his arrival.

But I simply ruled him out saying that he is too lazy a cat to go around exploring.

Besides, he did not seem to have any worldly interests at all!

I used to even wonder what his reaction would be if a mouse springs up from somewhere and enters his line of vision!

I had my doubts as to whether he would even react!

Although we never got about offering him any food thinking that if he had wanted some he would have shown some kind of interest.

Had he done so, we would have been glad to respond.

However these events went on happening in our kitchen for a quite some time and we were not able to spot the culprit, as he scampers away pretty fast and had been able to avoid detection.

The pots and pans in the kitchen are not always around, but just about an hour before a meal for the food to thaw before going into the micro wave oven, or an hour after a meal for it to simmer down before going into the freezer.

Animal Instinct Versus Our Home Security System!

There are other cats in the neighborhood as well, but almost all of them are timid and rarely come within communicating distance.

It took a lot of investigating to figure out how the guy used to get in.

Eventually, I did discover how he had defeated the security system of our home!

Clever dude indeed! He has been thinking like a human. He really has, if not even better!

Then one fine day, on a Saturday, just before noon, I heard a bit of a noise in the kitchen, which suggested that the "visitor" had entered.

The very first thing I did was to rush to block the passage which I was certain was used by the visitor to enter. You see, I am clever too!

I realized there was a sure indication that he had gotten in and was active in the kitchen.

Having blocked it, I rushed to the kitchen ... and there he was, the "visitor" ... this very same cat! ... My sister was right!

I would never in my wildest dreams have ever suspected him. But there he was, with a totally different expression on his face!

It was totally different from that lazy look he used to sport twenty four hours a day, with his eyes half closed!

There he was, the very same guy who used to pretend to be disinterested in everything around!

His pose indicated that he was about to spring onto something that would in turn cause some pans to topple and hopefully open!

Open his path to the delicacies that we so painstakingly marinated and baked! I understood he was targeting that particular pan!

Pets Are Simply Fun! ... Are They Not?

For the first time I saw him with his eyes wide open, and he really and truly had a guilty look on his face!

For the very first time I saw his face like that! Full of vigor and totally alert, and mind you completely interested!

Disinterested in the surroundings? My foot!

For just a nano-second he thought of springing away and making a run for it, but ... I am dead certain that he was aware that the exit had been blocked by me!

So the clever cat just stood firmly there on the kitchen table, still with the same look on his face, knowing very well that I will definitely not harm him, and not altering his pose or expression, he looked up at me with his eyes still wide open. And now, trying hard not to look guilty, he looked up at me and very seriously said "ngyaew!"

After All, They Are Animals!

I understood perfectly well what "ngyaew" meant.

He meant that he, all by himself, had made a very big discovery, and although the rule says "finders keepers" he magnanimously is inviting me to join him.

Almost as if to say, come on lets both of us check out what's in that pan! Then we'll split it 50/50.

I understood him well! Very well indeed. But, I did not like the idea at all.

Then I could almost hear him say "hey dude! ... although it's finders keepers, my offer still holds good!" "Come on! What are you waiting for?"

Well, I said to him "ngyaeow to you too!"

Then I picked him up and took him downstairs, opened the door and then the gate, and then I placed him on the ground outside and gave him an encouraging push in a direction pointing away from my house.

He did not resist at all! He calmly went through the "pick up and drop" operation!

That was a Saturday, and that pan contained large slices of baked fish to which some extra spice had been added.

Then it had been heated in a slow fire for a certain period of time. Some special herbs had also been added afterwords exactly as instructed in the recipe.

The goodness of the herbs get absorbed gradually while the baked fish simmers! The aroma describes the flavor very well!


... concluded


The Offspring Of The Very Clever Cat

The Offspring Of The Offspring!

The very clever cat was eventually adopted by the little girl who lives two doors next. He littered several times afterwards.

One of the kittens of one of his many litters somehow found his way towards us and in time adopted us.

Perhaps he found my sister's response to his appeals for "something to eat" quite lucrative and made this decesion.

From kitten-hood he raced to cat-hood so fast that we hardly noticed. When one of the neighbours asked me "where's the little kitten?" I pointed out to him. "Oh he's grown," she said.

Only then I realized that he was no longer a kitten. He littered twice. In the second litter there were four cute grey catlets!

When they were six weeks old we gave them away. The pictures on the right tell you the story much more clearly. Top to bottom is the sequence you need to follow!

The Four Catlets - The Offsprings Of The Offspring Of The Very Clever Cat! - This Photo Was Taken Somewhere In October 2010!

© 2009 quicksand

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Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

Cute cat! It's true, we don't give animals the credit due to them. They are however "instinctively wise".

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Yes indeed, Verinica! Cute! He nearly busted our Saturday afternoon's well deserved delicacy, flavored with some very special herbs too! Thanks for commenting!

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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA

What an enjoyable read! They say that cats own you; they choose you not the other way around... They are amazing creatures to be loved and enjoyed---lucky you...

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BrianS 7 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

Smarter than your average cat!!!

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Hi Brian! Real smart he was! Sometime after this event, the little girl who lives two doors next domesticated him and now he follows her around. Whenever I spot her younger brother, I ask after the cat, and he replies ... and then almost always adds "he's a very cunning cat!"

Thanks for the comment! :)

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create a page 7 years ago from Maryland, USA

Hi quicksand! I had a cat once. He broke my lamp and scratched my windows. He gave me as much trouble as a child. He disappeared after a while. I think he just ran away. You write on any topic very well. Good hub. Keep up the good work.

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Hi Nancy!

That fish was delicious! I Feel guilty that we did not share it with the cat! Not 50/50 as he bargained though!

Thanks for reading my article and commenting! Cheers! :)

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Hi Create a page!

Thanks for reading my hub and thanks for the support too! :)

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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Great Hub, yes, cats are extremely intelligent creatures. I love cats and enjoyed your every word...

Maybe he is afraid to ask, it is easier just to take, he, he... He is obviously a type who wants to be served....

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Thanks, Tanja! He is a self-made cat! That's why he didn't want to ask! :)

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Aqua 7 years ago from California

Aw...cute story! I wondered what happened to him but then I saw in your comment that the neighbor girl adopted him. He is one lucky cat for sure!

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Hi Aqua, Thanks for commenting!

The little girl two doors next adopted him and "he" has had three kittens since! Two of them are missing though. The third is around and lively too. I have just uploaded a picture of him. Right now it's below the comments box. Might change location later on!

Thanks for your visit! :)

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BeatsMe 7 years ago

lol. You understood the cat? You sure made it seem enjoyable that he comes around taking food, although uninvited.

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Well BeatsMe, it beats me too! The cat was feigning stupidity all the while!

Why don't you get a cat and see for yourself?

Thanks for dropping in and commenting. :)

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hilltrekker 7 years ago

nice hub!keep writing

helping hands for helpless:AWLH


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

hehehe, you tell good stories, hehehehehehehe!

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Kimberly Bunch 7 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Hi dotty, glad you like my stories!

Kimberly - Thanks.

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create a page 7 years ago from Maryland, USA

Congrats quicksand. I see where you have scored 100. Keep up the good work. I am cheering you on..your number one supporter.

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Thanks a lot Create a Page, I appreciate it! :)

Naveen Kadian 7 years ago

Very Interesting Story really nice......Keep it up

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Thanks Naveen! :)

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Vizey 7 years ago

hello quicksamd thanks for creating such a lovely article on kittens. I have a kitten at my home. He is quite naughty and he bothers me a lot.

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Hang on Vizey! Just a couple months and you'll find that he has turned into a full blooded cat! Thanks for dropping by!

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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

quicksand my friend - what is it with you and animals? There's always some adventure! Great and entertaining hub :)

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Thanks Shal! Thank you very much indeed. I am glad you liked it!

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trish1048 7 years ago

hi quicksand,

A cat once adopted my family. He was stuck up in a tree for 3 days, and he was most grateful when we got him down. He was a very beloved cat, and died, I believe, at an old age. I'm guessing he was around 2 or 3 when we, or, when he found us :) I miss him, as I do all of my past pets.

Currently I have a 17 yr old cat and a 5 yr old. They bring much joy to my life.

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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

"Ngyeaw!"??? Must have been an alien!!

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Hi Trish!

You've got a 17 year old cat? Wow!

I had taken some great pix of some of the cats in our neighborhood, and in some fantastic poses too. But unfortunately they were all accidentally deleted thanks to this #@%* operating system of mine. Vista.

I appreciate your comment and your visit! Cheers!

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

O Prophet feline!

good to see you again online!

Well "ngyaew" I guess is the phonetic spelling!

Thanks for checking out my hub! :)

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EarnMate 7 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand


You are great story teller. I'm cat lover. I can imagine how smart he is. :D

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Thanks for dropping by, EarnMate! :)

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Sarah m Marie 7 years ago

Great story for anyone who loves cats. My sister had a similar visitor and took him in only to find three others of his cat "family" show up at her door. She now has a full house of very feisty, happy cats! Thanks for sharing.

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

That's a nice story Sarah, three cats following one, and all of them subsequently getting "citizenship!" You should write a hub on it. Thanks for dropping by! Cheers. :)

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trish1048 7 years ago

Yes, she's 17, possibly 18, I lose track :)

Sounds like it's time to take more photos, I'd love to see them.

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Waren E 7 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

I should have read this one weeks ago,still better late than never..LOL

that was a great story,about an even greater Cat,I enjoyed liked it!

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

You know Warren, "the clever cat" had three kittens a few months back. Two of them were given away. "Gifted!" The other, whose picture is just below, is now growing up, and there are a couple of interesting incidents involving him that I intend talking about pretty soon!

Thanks for your visit and your comments. :)

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Lgali 7 years ago

wow amzazing info about cat another excellent article. You really know how to write good article

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Thanks LG! You really know how to make a good remark! Cheers!

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hglick 7 years ago from Ronkonkoma, NY

Excellent story quicksand. The only different reaction I would have had would be to give the guy some of the fish. But I'm weak when it comes to these guys. One of my cats "patches" shares all of my chicken and fish meals. And forget about Tuna, he goes crazy anytime I open a can. He always ends up with a small share

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Well, Hglick, he wanted me to share the stuff with him 50/50! How do you like that? He claims that it was he who found it!

Thanks for your remarks! :)

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lyla 7 years ago from India

Oh yes..cats are too clever and when they see food, their look reminds me of the big cat!Scary indeed!

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Thanks for the remarks Lyla! Cats do have an amazing capacity for food!

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wandererh 7 years ago from Singapore

I knew a cat who could take the elevator. It will wait patiently in the lobby and when the elevator doors opened, it will squeeze through your legs and be the first in. And when the doors opened on the 18th floor, it will be the first to rush out.

The cat was so well known that even if nobody was going to the 18th floor, somebody will press the button for it. :)

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Wow, That's amazing, Wandererh! Thanks for sharing this information. :)

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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

Cats used to bore me to death until we found a kitten outside our house one night during a storm, brought him in and suddenly, cat stories are great! Thanks for sharing the story of this clever cat. They are smart.

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Hi Dolores, thanks for dropping by! Cats really are clever!

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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

This very clever cat is singing 'click' click' 'click' 'click' 'click' 'click' to the tune of 'We wish you a Merry Christmas' hahahaha... and thanks for leaving your Merry Christmas wishes too as your 'Symbol of Love and Friendship' :)

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Thanks for dropping by and commenting, Dottie! :)

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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Long time no see qs, hehehe great hub here eh... I like cats but not very fond of it... Merry Christmas QS, and I thought you were in hiatus for the past few months how is it going Buddy...

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Greetings, General! I've not had much free time in the recent past. That explains my absence!

Thanks for checking out my hub and commenting!

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cgull8m 7 years ago from North Carolina

You are the Cat Whisperer like Cesar Milan, the dog whisperer :-)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family. Cheers :-)

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Bbudoyono 7 years ago

I love cats, I have two at home.

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Hi Seagull8m, may you soar to greater heights in the year 2010! :)


Hi Bbudyono! Thanks for your remarks! Please say "meow" to your cats for me!

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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Hi quicksand. Merry Christmas from my cat and I, and from the neighbourhood stray, which looks like this cat and talks the same. - It knows that it can always get a feed from me and is very well behaved.

Best wishes,


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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Thanks for your visit, TOF! Looks like you dig cats too! LOL!

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compu-smart 7 years ago from London UK

greetings quicksand:)

Your story bought back so many memories of my kitties! and like us humans, some kitties truly remarkable, while others are....

Very cute pixs btw:D

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Hi CompuSmart!

You like cats too? Great! Thanks for dropping by. :)

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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Happy New Year, QS, wishing you all the best! Best wishes from my cats as well.

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Thanks Tanja, say "meow" to your cats on my behalf! :)

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brightforyou 7 years ago from Florida

Nice Hub ~ thanks for sharing!

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Thanks brightforyou, thanks for your visit! :)

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shibashake 7 years ago

LOL - QS you are too much. I think that little fella definitely deserved some of that fish. You could have given him your sister's share and pretended not to know anything about it later on :)

You know - animals seem to really gravitate towards you. Either you always smell like fish or God is trying to tell you that you should get a cat ;)

Great pictures - that is one handsome cat.

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Well Shiba, my sister is the one who painstakingly prepared that fish. Several different types of herbs and spices were involved in the preparation ... drool!

Animals gravitate towards me? Well actually I am not an Inu fan at all. I am only a Neko fan!

Thanks for your visit, your advise, your comments, and your blessings. Wish you the same! :)

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Dmitriy bestlife 7 years ago from Moscow

Did not ever think I would be glad to oun a cat antill my son brought a kitten one day. Feels like I can tell some cot stories myself. She defenitely recons that I am "the cat leader here" and behaves properly.Calls to play some cat variation of "hide and seek" and a lot sings more. They are clever beings, no doubt.

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quicksand 7 years ago Author

Hi there Dmitry, thanks for commenting. I am looking forward to hearing of your cat's progress! :)

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JY3502 6 years ago from Florence, South Carolina


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quicksand 6 years ago Author

Hi JY3502! Thanks for checking out my hub! :)

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frndlyghost 6 years ago from California Wine Country

What a great story! What a smart cat! My name is Murphy, and I'm a cat too (Himalayan). The cat in your story looks a lot like Phebe. She lives here too. Do you know her?

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quicksand 6 years ago Author

Hi FriendlyGhost! Hey you must be Casper! That's the only friendly ghost I know of!

Anyways thanks for your visit and your comment ... why not show us a picture of Phebe :)

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RGNestle 6 years ago from Seattle

Ahhh, I love cats. Of course they do sleep 12 to 16 hours a day if allowed. At least in the wild.

It's nice to read of experiences like this. They bring a smile to my face.

Thanks for the Hub!

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quicksand 6 years ago Author

Thanks for checking out my article RG Nestle. Did you say 12 - 16 hours? Well, when the max out on their sleeping habits, they are left with only 8 hours for eating and other forms of "recreation!" Cheers!

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couponalbum 6 years ago from Sunnyvale, CA

I love those coochie-coochie cats. This was a nice read. Voted up. Liked your other hubs too. Joining your fanclub and would like to invite you to join mine. :)

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quicksand 6 years ago Author

That "coochie-coochie" cat nearly hijacked our lunch one "fine" day!!! ... Thanks for checking out this article and commenting, CouponAlbum. :)

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schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago from USA


cats are pretty amazing and yes I think they sense emotion around them! My cat Lenny, I got from an ad for free. He weighed 20 lbs -though I didn't know till I picked him up, but I had to keep him and was tired of looking. He is amazing: he opens doors by jumping up and pushing the latch handle down, he comforts me when I'm upset, and most of all lately he's been staying w/ my parents who are old, sick, kinda lonely. He will lay on my Mom's bed next to her sore leg and she feels better! She calls him the Magical cat =)

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quicksand 6 years ago Author

Wow Schoolgirl, you've got a brilliant cat! I wish I could teach my cat some of that "magic." Cheers!

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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida

Great fun! I love cats. Most dog owners will tell you that cats are boring and too independent, but I can honestly say that I have a cat that walks all around the golf course with me; if I throw a little fluffy tennis ball, he fetches it and drops it at my feet; he loves to swing on the hammock with me and always knows when I need a hug. He is happy to go out in the car and loves visitors. He is intelligent, mischievous, sensitive, jealous, inquisitive and very affectionate - as good as any dog! Thanks for your lovely hub.

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quicksand 6 years ago Author

Thanks BrightForYou! My present boss is a cat. The one in the picture below. This picture was taken when she was a kitten. She is actually the offspring of the cat I have written about in this hub.

Now she's littered (for the second time) and there are four micro-cats squeaking around. Today, at the time of writing this, those catlets are five weeks old!

Thanks for visiting my hub! Cheers!

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Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

Hehehe this hub made me smile. I voted it funny, but I wish I could also vote it CUTE! :)

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quicksand 6 years ago Author

Thanks, Om Paramapoonya! Cats are cute animals indeed. Thanks for reading my article and commenting! :)

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couponalbum 6 years ago from Sunnyvale, CA

One thing I love about cats is their Balancing mode when they fall from height. And they're SOOOOOOO CUTE! Love them! :)

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quicksand 6 years ago Author

Yeah sure! They always switch to vertical postion in mid air before they land! Tahnks for commenting, CouponAlbum! Cheers!

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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

I recently adopted a rescued cat/kitten maybe about 11 months old. Thought I'd have to spend some time doing therapy. Well, she has quickly whipped me into shape - whew! I am like her big play toy. When does she sleep? She is right now galloping around with a ball.

Thanks for the lovely kitty photos. They are such amazing creatures.

Rated up!

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quicksand 6 years ago Author

Hi BkCreative, The kitten at the bottom of this page is the offspring of the "Clever Cat!"

We adopted this kitten as she used to often "drop in" and ask for "something to eat! ... anything at all as long as it's cat-palatable!"

She grew up and had kittens of her own, twice. Then, unfortunately, one day on the way to the vet, she sprang out of the window and ran off into the wilderness.

It's nearly three months and she has not found her way back yet.

Anyway, thanks for reading this article and thanks for commenting too. Cheers!

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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

As a fellow-cat-lover I really enjoyed this Hub. We have also an "Occasional Cat" who has now employed us!

Love and peace


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quicksand 6 years ago Author

Congratulations Tony, on your new part time job! ... or is it full time?

Cheers and thanks for commenting!

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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi quicksand, great hub and a very beautiful read, thanks i enjoyed reading it !

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quicksand 5 years ago Author

Glad you did! Thanks for commenting, Tom. :)

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Richawriter 4 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

Oh man, I had to click that 'beautiful' button on this hub as you have a very similar story to my cat story, although I have never told it.

We met a stray cat, a ginger one who turned out to be incredibly intelligent.

He would open doors, cupboard doors, give us massages (with oil) and talked to us.

He was loved by all and such an affectionate cat. I'm not ashamed to say I cried for him when he left us after so many happy years together.

Wonderful creatures, cats.

When I get back to England I'm buying 1 or 2 and starting the cat family all over again!

Nice hub.

Peace and Ngyaeowwww to you! :)

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quicksand 4 years ago Author

Sawatdee Krap!

Khun phood maeow pen mai, krap?

Lol Richie, you speak cat very well indeed! We could start a conversation! Your accent is perfect!

Cats certainly are the best looking animals on this planet and they are really clever. They know exactly what's happening and they never show off!

Thanks again for your comments.

Ngyaeowwww to you too, and peace!

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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Back again for a second read, i enjoyed read it more this time around, cats are smart and very clever and you'll never out smart one. Love all the cute photos too.

Vote up and more !!!

Have a awesome week my friend !

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quicksand 4 years ago Author

Hi Tom, thanks a lot for your second visit. The pictures towards the bottom were added after your first visit and so I am glad you liked those cute new photos!

Cheers, and thanks again. Have a great week yourself! :)

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

lol! what a great cat burglar! love this story, and the fact that the kittens still managed to get around you too!

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quicksand 4 years ago Author

Thanks Nell! Those catlets (kittens) were given away to cat lovers. The ad we placed in the newspapers brought a very encouraging response and at that time I wished we had dozens of them catlets! (kittens)

A Chinese lady grabbed two of them and two other families took one each. I am sure they are well looked after!

Thanks for commenting. Cheers!

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CarNoobz 4 years ago from USA

Yeah. Cats rule. Dogs are stupid. They could NEVER take over the world.

And they smell.

Voted up! =)

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quicksand 4 years ago Author

Hi CarNoobz! Cats do rule! Yeah, yeah, and yeah! Thanks for reading my article and commenting! Cheers!

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That Grrl 4 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

I miss having cats around. I used to live in a rural area and kept outdoor cats. They didn't rely on me for food and they didn't sneak in the house luckily. Maybe they knew how far the welcome extended and didn't cross the line. Cats are very clever and intuitive. I would feed and watch the cats for years at the old place. If I went away for a few months even they would disappear too. Then be back again when I came back. My Mom always thought that was pretty amazing. They all disappeared about the time we moved away, as if they knew I wouldn't be around any more.

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quicksand 4 years ago Author

Cats are indeed amazing creatures! Thanks for your visit and comment, ThatGrrl!

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barbat79 3 years ago from Connnecticut

Love it Love it Love it!!! Thanks for the cleverly written account..it was very entertaining and I could relate to it!

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quicksand 3 years ago Author

Jeez Barbat! I am glad you liked it! Cats are indeed cleverer than they appear to be. Thanks for commenting! :)

Kaltokil 2 years ago

most cats are nibblers. so hinvag wetfood out all the time i think is wasteful, plus too much of it can give them bad breath, gum disease and toothaches..plus cats sleep alot, so you have to watch out for their food intake. No one wants a fat cat no matter how cute they are.my suggestion, use dry cat food, and small portions of wet at night.I feed my cat purina cat chow, about 1/3 of cup, 2x a day, in the morning and evening, and a teaspoon of wet food at night.her weight stays about 11-12 lbs for the past 4 years.My weight.. not so good..lol

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FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

Cats are so clever. Glad this one found its way into your life.

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quicksand 21 months ago Author

Thanks Flourish, cats do have the same emotions as humans. You may have noticed the different tones they use when they say "ngyaeow!" It's kinda contextual!

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iggy7117 21 months ago from New Jersey

Looks like my Sassy, she is so smart.

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quicksand 21 months ago Author

Yeah, he does resemble your cat! :)

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cat on a soapbox 9 months ago from Los Angeles

Hello Quicksand! Cats definitely know how to work it without expending unnecessary energy. To those who don't "get" cats, they seem lazy and indecisive to the point of frustration. "why bother?" Cats, however, are cunning and ingenious as you found out:) Once one has taken the time to figure out the communication, he will see how smart and intuitive they are. I adore cats and enjoyed your story:) Thanks for sharing it!

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quicksand 9 months ago Author

Hi Cat!

Many thanks for your views. Cats are indeed very clever animals. I have many more stories to relate about them, and I am glad you found this one interesting.


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Nell Rose 2 weeks ago from England

Ahhhh! lol! what a great story! and lovely cats and kittens! yes cats know when we are suckers! LOL! enjoyed reading it.

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quicksand 4 hours ago Author

Hi Nell, Thanks for reading this article.

Looks like you are a cat liker too!

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