Smokey

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I adopted Smokey from our local animal shelter in August of 2019. He was 11 yrs old then and his old lady keeper had died and Smoke went to the shelter. I am very sorry for her and Smokey, well, it's been a year and I have to say I have never had a cat in all my years of having cats that was as physically affectionate as this cat..He hates having his picture so he always manages to close his eyes or turns his head. So this time I took his picture surreptitiously. When it's blurred his poking the camera with his paw. He really pesters me while I am putting on my make up.
He doesn't see the camera yet
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Poking at me now
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Darn cat anyway, I want a good photo of him, he poked the camera
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the jerk!
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I like the last one the best...
 

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So cute! I have a question: how does Smokey handle your tortoises? I know some animals will harass them but others like my dog will sniff it lightly and just sit there watching it walk around. I might get a cat in the future, but since Kiwi will be outside in a fenced in enclosure (probably, still working out a design), but I can probably manage a cat even if it does harass Kiwi.
 

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I adopted Smokey from our local animal shelter in August of 2019. He was 11 yrs old then and his old lady keeper had died and Smoke went to the shelter. I am very sorry for her and Smokey, well, it's been a year and I have to say I have never had a cat in all my years of having cats that was as physically affectionate as this cat..He hates having his picture so he always manages to close his eyes or turns his head. So this time I took his picture surreptitiously. When it's blurred his poking the camera with his paw. He really pesters me while I am putting on my make up.
He doesn't see the camera yet
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Poking at me now
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Darn cat anyway, I want a good photo of him, he poked the camera
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the jerk!
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I like the last one the best...
Owww very pretty! Does he go outside?
 

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Owww very pretty! Does he go outside?
No, I don't believe in outside cats. Neither Smokey or Simon go out. But Smokey does go in the car with me. I took him to my sister's and he was just the best manned guy. It's been shown that inside cats live from 7 to 10 years longer. They don't decimate the wild bird populations if kept inside. Inside cats are better all around...
Simon
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he's 34 lbs, and 2,5 feet long. He's half Maine Coon and half Norwegian Forest cat
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I adopted Smokey from our local animal shelter in August of 2019. He was 11 yrs old then and his old lady keeper had died and Smoke went to the shelter. I am very sorry for her and Smokey, well, it's been a year and I have to say I have never had a cat in all my years of having cats that was as physically affectionate as this cat..He hates having his picture so he always manages to close his eyes or turns his head. So this time I took his picture surreptitiously. When it's blurred his poking the camera with his paw. He really pesters me while I am putting on my make up.
He doesn't see the camera yet
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Poking at me now
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Darn cat anyway, I want a good photo of him, he poked the camera
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the jerk!
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View attachment 312263
I like the last one the best...
Don't you dare tell my cats that batting the camera is even an option... :eek:
 

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Believe me, I'm thinkin all cats know this...they wait for the right time to use it
Hmmm... I don't think ours have ever batted at the camera. Sniffed at it, turned away from it, denied its very existence, sure. But I don't think they've actually swatted at it before. 🤔

Don't tell them... I don't want them starting now! 😂
 

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So cute! I have a question: how does Smokey handle your tortoises? I know some animals will harass them but others like my dog will sniff it lightly and just sit there watching it walk around. I might get a cat in the future, but since Kiwi will be outside in a fenced in enclosure (probably, still working out a design), but I can probably manage a cat even if it does harass Kiwi.
I have 2 senior cats, but my tortoises live in an outside tort shed, so basically the tortoises and cats have never met. I do have a number of box turtles that I soak on the kitchen floor and the cats come and look in the tub, but I have open tort tables with box turtles and I have never found a cat inside the box turtle tables. This is where my tortoises are kept.
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