CatEra |OT| Share your pics, read our tips, ask any questions

Weltall Zero

Member
Oct 26, 2017
9,615
Madrid
CAT TIPS:
  • Keep food and water as separate from each other as possible, because cats associate proximity of food with the fact that the water may be tainted (dead animals rotting in it), and tend to avoid it. This is very important because lack of proper hydration can lead to a lot of health issues like kidney stones.
  • Probably more obvious, but also keep water and food separate from litter boxes; like everyone else, cats don't like having their food near their poop, or viceversa.
  • Don't use laser pointers to play with your cats, or if you do, make sure to let them catch something tangible at the end. Otherwise it can lead to severe frustration.
THREAD TIPS:
  • Don't actually put your pics in quote tags like you would on GAF: Era resizes images automatically without them. In fact if you quote tag them they become a bit unconfortable to see, as they're very small by default but when you click them they become full size, which can be huge.
I'm not much for introductions, or even creating threads in general, so to keep it short, in the "not important questions" thread, someone (KefkaFFVI to be precise) asked if there was a thread with the entire purpose of containing cat pics. My SO dedicates most of her free time (and by "free time" I mean when she's not working at La Gatoteca, Madrid's cat cafe) to coordinate cat rescues and adoptions through her Facebook page, Mininos de Madrid. After several hundred of cats finding new homes, she has literally thousands (if not tens of thousands) of cat pics; so if nothing else, cat pics are something I can provide a nearly endless supply of. :D

I asked my SO to send some of them to me, and added a few of our own cats (four of them, not counting the three we're currently fostering). Here's the gallery:
https://imgur.com/a/0fuW0J2

Let me comment on just a few of them, too:

The adult cat is Ratón (no, I didn't name him), my own cat, the sweetest thing in the world (Abyssinian owners will understand what I mean) and who I love with all my heart (yes, he's also my avatar). A breeder kicked him out once he was unfit to breed; we fostered him but I fell in love with him (a very recurring occurrence among foster homes :) ).

The kitty he's hugging is Jack, one of a litter of five that were born in our house (we picked up the mom when she was pregnant in winter). They've all been adopted and grown to be healthy, quite huge cats. :)


This is Tigris, another mom we rescued in freezing winter along with her kittens. The kittens were adopted, but nobody wanted her (this was before my SO got her adoption page going), so she's one of our four cats. She's such an incredibly good cat, never bit or even scratched us, even when we captured her and manipulated her kittens.


This is Arcee, my SO's spoiled little princess. Our first cat together, my SO found her right in front of our house at about one month old, apparently abandoned, and meowing for help. She has a fur that's incredibly soft as mink.


This is Yami, the fourth of our cats; my SO's parents found it alone as a kitten (we think some kids separated him from his mother).


These two are Gunther and Jake. We rescued them from the neighbourhood too. Jake had a severe eye infection, but the worst scare was Gunther's: he came up with panleukopaenia, a highly lethal disease, especially on kittens (90% death rate, even with treatment). We though he'd die and cried or damn eyes out, but he pulled through like a champion! They're now both in families that regularly tell us how much they love them.

I'll add more pics from the gallery to this post a bit later. In the meantime, feel free to post cat pics, either of your own or that you just love in general!
 
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De-mon

Member
Oct 27, 2017
218
Uh... here is Figaro. Was a stray cat until I meet him with 2 months inside a car.







 

artsi

Member
Oct 26, 2017
520
Finland
Here's my boys Samuel and Mikael, they're quite a bit older (and fatter) now but I like this picture from their kitten days. They're brothers and turning 9 years next spring.



Here they're on bird watch.

 
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Weltall Zero

Weltall Zero

Member
Oct 26, 2017
9,615
Madrid
Uh... here is Figaro. Was a stray cat until I meet him with 2 months inside a car.







Holy shit that is one beautiful cat, those green eyes. Love "Oreo" cats. :)

Edit: woops, I thought this was a general cat picture thread. Nvm
It is! You can post internet cat pics if you want, too!

Here's my boys Samuel and Mikael, they're quite a bit older (and fatter) now but I like this picture from their kitten days. They're brothers and turning 9 years next spring.



Here they're on bird watch.

Awwwww. There's nothing more relaxing that pics of sleeping cats. Love the second one too. "Have you seen any?" "No, not yet, keep looking".
 

Seik

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,973
Québec City
Hey, here's my baby! Name's Shadow! :)

I got her from a friend, his cat got pregnant (unplanned)...Shadow was pretty much one of the last remaining kittens, dunno if that's because she's a black cat, but I love black cats, so I adopted her.



No bad luck so far!
 
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Weltall Zero

Weltall Zero

Member
Oct 26, 2017
9,615
Madrid
Hey, here's my baby! Name's Shadow! :)

I got her from a friend, his cat got pregnant (unplanned)...Shadow was pretty much one of the last remaining kittens, dunno if that's because she's a black cat, but I love black cats, so I adopted her.



No bad luck so far!
"'Sup"
We've noticed that, contrary to popular belief and superstition, black cats are pretty popular and adopted quite quickly. I guess people just love the little panthers. :)

Also, I don't know if it's because females tend to take on female-only colorations like calico or tortoiseshell, but there seems to be a lot more male black cats than female ones.
 

Landawng

The Fallen
Nov 9, 2017
1,805
Denver/Aurora, CO
We're cat sitting this little beautiful pitch black kitten, and she is adorable and she and my cat have bounded like crazy. I don't want to give her back lol

 

Aliand

Member
Oct 28, 2017
30
Great thread and wonderful pictures. Keep them coming !

I am trying to convince my wife that we should get a cat but this still a work in progress.
 

Sheepinator

Member
Jul 25, 2018
5,213
Best topic of the day. Great story too, OP.

When I visited Rome I went to this place which is a cat sanctuary among the ancient ruins. It's quite amazing to see them all there, and you realize that Rome has such an abundance of historical sites that they just let cats have this one. It says here volunteers look after the cats, and I saw that while there. I do hope they stay there and don't venture out to the square around the area which had busy traffic, at least during the daytime.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/torre-argentina-roman-cat-sanctuary

 

Seik

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,973
Québec City
"'Sup"
We've noticed that, contrary to popular belief and superstition, black cats are pretty popular and adopted quite quickly. I guess people just love the little panthers. :)

Also, I don't know if it's because females tend to take on female-only colorations like calico or tortoiseshell, but there seems to be a lot more male black cats than female ones.
Yeah, that's pretty much her second name! :3
 

Ryuhza

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
5,685
San Diego County
Here's our fat old man, Buttons



I've now lived more of my life with him than without him. He's probably my best friend.

And here's him with his pal Shaun.





You'll have to forgive my photography.
 
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Raza

Member
Nov 7, 2017
787
Ohio
This is Leo. He's a nervous little guy but super sweet and loves to chirp at birds.



This is Marina. She's the sweetest little thing, the nicest cat I have ever had. She sleeps on my head at night.
 

MaitreWakou

Avenger
May 15, 2018
4,335
Toulouse, France
This is a GREAT thread !
I won't quote everyone, but ALL your cats are all beautiful ! Love them all !
Cats are the best thing in the world, we don't deserve them.
I might post some photos of my cats later, I love them more than anything.

I hope a lot of people will post their cats' pictures, want to see more !
 

MaitreWakou

Avenger
May 15, 2018
4,335
Toulouse, France
Here's 3 of my cats ! I have more, but it'll be for another time since I'm on my phone, it's not easy to post pictures from here.

This is Luffy, he's a shy but fun little guy !


Here's Mimine, just chilling on her brand new pillow !


Here's Loïs ! She's in love with my fiancee, so she litteraly sleeps when my fiancee takes her in her arms because she is so happy ! I love her little paw under her head lol
 

Redcrayon

Zoinks!
Moderator
Oct 27, 2017
5,729
UK

These were my cats a long time ago, Merlin on the left (a very regal cat that thought he was a much better hunter than he was) and Casper on the right, who always seemed like the grey/white colour combo was a little unusual. Lovely pets.