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Old 25-11-2009, 14:57   #16
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If he ever looks like this, expect to get stiches............


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Old 26-11-2009, 20:16   #17
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Old 18-12-2009, 12:44   #18
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We had two cats, each about a year old when we moved aboard. The outgoing cat would never stay on the boat and we would have to go searching for him each night along the docks. And the lazier cat never left once and loves it aboard. So I guess it all depends on their personality
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a woman must have....a set of screwdrivers,.....wrench,....anda black lace bra...
But I cannot fathom the need for a cat, nor a dog aboard.
I know, I'm an insensitive jerk, but ...

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Many years ago I had a friend who was a live-aboard and had a cat named Skipper. My friend, David, felt that it was unfair to leave Skipper down below all day while he was at work so he made a nice little harness for Skipper.
Wanting Skipper to have the ability to roam about yet fearfull that he could somehow hang himself, David decided that the best solution was to make the tether out of bungee cord and attached it to the mast on deck.
Of course the cat was always wanting to go as far as possible from the mast. Local birds somehow knew the extent of Skipper's realm. The birds would sit inches outside of Skippers parimeter just to taunt him. Skipper was constantly stretching the bugee cord as far as it could then slide a little way back and pretend that he was at the limit.
Long story short... after about a year of daily bungee stretching the cats name was changed from Skipper to Arnold Catteneger.
It had gained a good 10 pounds of fearsome bird killing cat muscle.
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Old 18-12-2009, 15:49   #21
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I am really with GordMay on this one. The best you can expect is cat **** where you least expect it and clawed upholstery.
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Old 18-12-2009, 18:02   #22
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Being a big feline fan, I am LOVING these photos!
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Old 20-12-2009, 19:04   #23
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i am very fortunate that i know how to train cats----mine doesnt poo anywhere except the litter box. he is a very well behaved cat----cats are social animals and will take good care of the domicile they guard--IF they like the human and have bonded well with that person. yada yada----is allll just good behavior toward someone or something not able to care for self in this world--my world is boat-----so is cat's world. sailing boats per history have found cats as good fortune on board--they eat the rats and vermin that invade the foodstuffs and hull of the boat. going by the history of cats on boats, i would say those who do not agree with cats and boats isnt as well read or experienced as he should be to make that opinionated statement. this distresses me as i put my faith into these experts as regards my boat repairs and certain other points of information...now if ALL of the info is as jaded as the animal advice, then there is a problem...LOL.....now, i can see problems with dogs on board. but cats have a history on sailing boats ......check it out......also---there is no recorded history of cats being hit by lightning--therefore they are excellent protectors against lightning as the sea gods favor felines on boats....LOL.....and to avoid cat claws on upholstry, make places that are ok for claws and restrict cat to that----cat will cooperate--mine does--lol.....anyplace inside with rope wound around it is his .....works well......be consistent..LOL....mine walks on leash and is a good sailor--been on board since 5 weeks of age..never hit a cat--gives them attitude about the person whose hand hit them...wont behave for them..donot like them.....go figger...LOL

gord--is all good--many folks donot like animalia on board--is why i limit the guys allowed on my boats...LOL....i was taught by a tallshipman about cats on board ....same with farm cats.....they have purpose and do a job.....
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a woman must have....a set of screwdrivers,.....wrench,....anda black lace bra...
But I cannot fathom the need for a cat, nor a dog aboard.
I know, I'm an insensitive jerk, but ...

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Old 23-12-2009, 22:09   #25
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ooooooohhh--your snowshoe cat is gorgeous...

a truly goood boatkat is a treasure......not every cat is capable of the job......
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ooooooohhh--your snowshoe cat is gorgeous...

a truly goood boatkat is a treasure......not every cat is capable of the job......
Frankie (the Snowshoe) is handsome, but he throws up the first time we cross a Bayliner wake! We've learned the hard way to confine them to the saloon which has big bath towels spread out on the settees.

Both of them are ok after a day out on the water.
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Old 30-12-2009, 14:40   #27
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cats have a history on sailing boats ......
I wish Hubby would agree with you... Good thing I have a few years in front of me to convince him to bring Potato and Tequilla with us


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What beautiful cats you all have!!!

I am with Zeehag here, cats are extremely social by nature. My German Shepherd dog, God Rest her Soul, and all of my cats have had the best of manners, actually better manners than many people I know. So far, no poos on the boat other than their litterbox, and they even go in their litterbox on the car trip with no issues.

When animals get crazy is when their human parents don't spend any time with them, don't give them respect, and basically neglect them; not unlike human children.

I can't imagine my life without animals as companions but can understand why it is not for everyone.

Missou, Potato and Tequila have to come with you...;0)
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Gord May I can't imagine why someone wouldn't want a cat ;0)
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