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Old 25.06.2011, 18:56
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Stray "talking" cat is bossing my chickens.

This chap turned up at the farm yesterday, he's obviously well cared for but didn't have a collar and was starving. He is also very talkative whilst eating. This was his 4th bowl of food and he was getting pretty vocal as the chickens were approaching (they love cat food but we don't allow them to eat it as corn is better for eggs).

If he is still around Monday we will take him to the vet to see if he is chipped otherwise we will have to ask around the area. He doesn't look like the type of cat that our farmer neighbours would keep, there are some holiday homes further up the mountain and it's possible that he may have escaped from one of those.

I'll post an update Monday (you may want to pump up the volume to get the best comic effect)

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Old 25.06.2011, 19:13
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Re: Stray "talking" cat is bossing my chickens.

I could translate, as I am bilingual- but that would be toooo rude. Basically he is telling the chickens to 'keep away' well, other words to that effect .lol.
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Old 25.06.2011, 19:17
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If Odile refuses to cooperate, you could always contact the interpreter who provided the subtitles for this talkative cat...

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Old 25.06.2011, 19:35
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Re: Stray "talking" cat is bossing my chickens.

LOL but it looks like a badly dubbed film- lips and mouth say different!
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Old 25.06.2011, 19:41
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Re: Stray "talking" cat is bossing my chickens.

Now, what a gorgeous tabby - and charming conversationalist! In fact, my cat has just decided to join him in what appears to be a heated debate. I still don't understand the topic being discussed, but she's just equally passionate about it.

Subtitles anyone? (My cat is Swiss too, so it wouldn't surprise me if the language involved was Schwiizermiau )
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Oh dear NOOOOOOOOO - save our ears please.
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Cats are so smart aren't they! He's already got you feeding him so his foot's already in the door. The little guy deserves at least 5 rep points for that. But take it from somebody who's been there. Whatever you do Grumpy, don't give him a name. A cat is only "stray" until you give it a name. Having said that, little "Newbie" seems to settling in well.
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Re: Stray "talking" cat is bossing my chickens.

He's so cute! If you can get him to sit on your lap he probably has his own people. I hope you can take him to the vet to get him scanned & home to his family or integrated into yours!
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Stray "talking" cat is bossing my chickens.

He's definitely saying "Stay the hell away from my food, chickens! Or anyone else that might think it is tasty! Away! Awaaaaaaaaaay!"
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Re: Stray "talking" cat is bossing my chickens.

"You know what this tastes like?- yo momma"
"-That's right walk away, walk away"
"-this is mah house now!"
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Old 26.06.2011, 02:28
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Re: Stray "talking" cat is bossing my chickens.

I am sitting in a hotel room laughing my head off trying not to wake up my son ... I thought I knew verbal cats ... but this one really is a talker. Wow. Cool. Definitely a keeper.
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Re: Stray "talking" cat is bossing my chickens.

Ahhhhhh, poor fella - he seems famished. Definitely need some lessons on how not to talk with your mouth full!

Thanks for the video. It had my dog running into the room investigating the source.
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That's great!!

Woke Jimmy up!!! About time too, lazy bugger!!
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Re: Stray "talking" cat is bossing my chickens.

Must be the brother of this guy here...

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Cats are so smart aren't they! He's already got you feeding him so his foot's already in the door. The little guy deserves at least 5 rep points for that. But take it from somebody who's been there. Whatever you do Grumpy, don't give him a name. A cat is only "stray" until you give it a name. Having said that, little "Newbie" seems to settling in well.
Too late. He is now, for the time being anyway, Frosty.

He turned up again Saturday for more nosh and to introduce himself to 2 of the stable cats, Spike and Zebedee. I spent all day working at the stable Sunday and he finally made an appearance for me at about 5.00pm. He is very affectionate and is much smaller and skinnier, than appears on these videos.

He demanded food from me and went though 4 tubs. He was surrounded by the chickens but he didn't surrender (the other cats always get out of the way of my chooks) but unfortunately I didn't have a camera with me. After spending about 30 mins talking to me, he went quiet. I looked up but he had gone again.

If he turns up today, my OH will take him to the vet to check for a chip. She already wants to keep him, but we already have 9 on the farm and we certainly can't afford another, especially with the amount he eats.

So here he is Saturday letting 2 of the other residents know that he's not to be messed with.

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She already wants to keep him, but we already have 9 on the farm and we certainly can't afford another, especially with the amount he eats.
So whats another extra? Probably just selling a few more slices of cheese.

I think he is just super hungry and appetite will go back to normal after a couple more days. Usually happens with animals who get lost/abandoned.

Come on grumpy, you know you want to! Can you bear to turn Frosty away now?

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Old 27.06.2011, 11:14
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Re: Stray "talking" cat is bossing my chickens.

It's funny how cats just turn up and install themselves. That's how Jimbo did it. Moved in and Basta.

His owners didn't want him coz they thought he was a girl, until I showed them that she actually had bollocks!!!

I tried not to let him in or fall in love with him - I have an image where I put the shutter down on my terrace and a little paw was trying to get in.... The owners took him back home and I cried and cried.

My boyfriend called me into the living room - it took Jimbo 3 minutes to come back!!!

We are now onto almost 11 years!!!

They don't actually eat alot, not like vacuum cleaner dogs. I think i throw out more food than he eats.
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you can do everything you want, if frosty has chosen to stay with you....

My actual cat's chosen us and gave us 6 kittens in a 2 years time, even if her "owner" was living in the same street 50m away.

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Any news on Frosty?
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So here he is Saturday letting 2 of the other residents know that he's not to be messed with.
He's behind you!!!
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