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    Cat's Eye View

    At this time, this is my only cat, Luke.




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    Handsome cat, love that second shot

    Great bokeh

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    Thank you.

    There was fencing in front of him in the 2nd pic but it doesn't hardly show up in those conditions.

    1st pic is 1600 ISO and shows a little noise, which I didn't bother to clean up..
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    He looks like he's got a bit of attitude
    There is security in fearlessness.

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    Beautiful Cat

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    Thanks. He has "cattitude". I think he's a really neat cat.

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    Handsome cat, how old?

    that 2nd pic he looks like he has a harness on

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybotron r_9 View Post
    Handsome cat, how old?

    that 2nd pic he looks like he has a harness on
    Thank you.

    Luke is about 4.5 now. I put a harness on him so I can put a leash on him when I take him out into the fenced in area. I don't think he'd try to run off anyway but if something scared him he could possibly run away and then I might have trouble getting him back.

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    Yah, I'm sure he's declawed and we don't want our defenseless cats running around the neighborhood, we've got 2 cats, 1 female 1 male, the female was a stray when we got her so she knows the outdoors but now with no front claws....not good, our male loves to go outside and he doesn't run off or anything just likes to chase lizards and snoop around sniffing everything. I've thought about getting him a harness and taking him for walks but I think he would freak out too much.

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    Luke has claws. Personally I'd never declaw a cat.

    The shelters almost always have declawed cats and it breaks my heart. People yank their claws out and then they say they become allergic or something, or they move to a place that doesn't allow cats and the poor thing ends up in a shelter with a smaller chance of survival. Often times declawed cats have litter box issues. It can hurt their feet to dig in a litter box. I *guess* it's OK for people that fully intend to keep the cat long term, through thick and thin. None of my cats have ever damaged my furniture very much, and I wouldn't have minded if they had. I have put covers on upholstered furniture to prevent it, and it worked, and I was glad to be able to let them keep their claws..

    I had a declawed cat that died of asthma related issues. I felt real sorry for him. Got him at the shelter. Real nice cat but he didn't get along with my other cats. They picked on him and he was more or less defenseless. He needed to be an only cat but I rescued him so he wouldn't have to be euthanized.

    These days I stay away from shelters so I won't be tempted to bring home any more cats. I have just Luke now and I kind of like it that way. I feed him organic foods (which has really improved his digestion and overall health) and I can keep a better eye on him.

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    I agree. Declawing a cat is cruel, not to mention senseless. There are a lot of alternatives, including just not getting a cat, if pristine furniture is that important to someone.
    There is security in fearlessness.

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