Memories of the past: new houses and new cats

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Memories of the past: new houses and new cats


We will always be responsible for those
who was tamed.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery "The Little Prince"

History and culture. The continuation of the story with cats in a multi-story modern house was connected with my granddaughter. Some time after Pussy's death, she also began to ask for a cat. And... to our great surprise, the cat came to her.



True, not a cat, but a huge gray cat with amber eyes. Came to the window sill on the roof of the store. He sat down, began to look through the glass and ask to go inside. Well, we let him in, and the cat most clearly began to ask for food, was taken to the kitchen and fed, after which he climbed onto the sofa to sleep.

The granddaughter began to bother him, carried him around the rooms in her arms, and he endured all this without scratching or biting. There were no tray problems either. The entire day that the cat stayed with us, he did not experience any urge to “go outside.” But in the evening he jumped on the window, asked to go outside and left.


The amazing cat Barsik has just finished drinking from the tap! Photo by the author

And in the morning he came again and since then he came regularly. We nicknamed him “the visiting cat,” and it was very convenient to have such a cat. The cat, it should be noted, was very strange, he was kind of stupid.

In fact, all my experience with cats suggests that they are “all masters.” If the owner is not smart, then both the cat and the cat will be stupid. It turned out that way this time too.

Naturally, we wanted to find out whose cat it was that was visiting us, and we found out - the cat of our distant relative from the opposite end of the house, who was a fat and stupid woman. She was very surprised that her cat didn’t eat anything at home, but only slept and shit, and “goes somewhere all day, he’s a pest.”

It is very interesting that Barsik, as he was nicknamed for his orange eyes, drank only tap water. And in order to give him something to drink, it was necessary to open the water and let it flow in a thin stream. The cat jumped onto the sink and drank, extending its tongue towards the water.

Hidden in the gap between the books and the top shelf in the bookcase. And a working vacuum cleaner plunged him into mystical horror. Nevertheless, the cat gradually began to get smarter, began to talk to us, show us what he needed and even play with his granddaughter.

And then he suddenly disappeared. He became so wise that... he decided to leave his mistress, jumped from the roof in front of the neighbors and, running across the road, disappeared among the houses opposite. Amazing, isn't it? Apparently, he decided to “find his own path,” and maybe “see the world.” Moreover, none of us saw him again, and his owner soon died. Did he foresee this with his strange cat mind, did he have a presentiment... Who knows?


And here is the cat Barsya in the country and the fog in the distance... Photo by the author

In any case, the granddaughter was again left without a cat.

But, looking out the window onto the street, we noticed a strange thing: every morning a large white-gray cat leaves the house opposite, runs across the road and climbs a spreading tree right in front of our house. He sits there in the fork, but periodically descends to the ground and runs to the Magnit store, where he begs for food on the porch or warm “dressing room.” And people feed her, some will give her half a sausage, some will pour some cat food, and the sellers pour water into her bowl. In the evening she left her roost and again went to the house opposite.

The cat was very beautiful, and we once took her to visit. We fed her and... She slept on our couch all day until evening. So from then on we began to invite her periodically, and then they told us her story.

It turns out that she was born in this very Magnit store, in its basement. But then her mother’s cat was sent to another “Magnit”, where there were rats in the basement. And this cat was taken in by volunteers who lived opposite us, who sterilized her and gave her shelter, but while working with animals, they left home every day at eight in the morning and returned from work at eight in the evening. And the cat spent all her days, even in the cold winter, on the tree, periodically warming up on the threshold of the store.

And so it happened that one morning she came not to the tree, but to our door and... she stayed with us until the evening, and there we carried her in our arms to her owners, since cars were rushing by one after another on the roadway. to others. And there in their house... there was a real mess and a mixture of the stench of wine, tobacco and animals, because, in addition to this cat, two kittens and a puppy lived there! So it became clear to us why, once with us, she sleeps all the time: it was simply impossible for a normal animal to live and sleep in such conditions, and even with a sneaky owner.


"The cat is walking along the path." Photo by the author

Then the owners tell us: if you want to adopt a cat, take it, otherwise we are getting a divorce and moving away. We immediately took her in, and amazingly, she immediately realized that she had changed owners and never ran across the road to them again! But she regularly asked to go outside “to be on duty at the store.” Compassionate old women wailed: “Oh, what a good cat they threw away!”, and the sellers had to explain that no one threw it away, just... “It’s her habit.”

Barsey destroyed the cat, and she began to live in contentment and comfort. But it also took a long time for her to learn to “talk” to us and respond to her name—no one among the volunteers talked to her. She had such a very independent character from life, but she never bit or scratched, and slept on her back with her belly up (here on VO there was already my article about the unified information field of children and animals), which none of our cats had done before, and even Pussy is homely and homely. That is, the impression was: “Oh, they offered me another house, well, it’s good here, and why don’t I stay here. But I’m a cat, I go wherever I please, and I walk on my own!”

And then something happened that made her fall in love with our house and become deeply attached to us. Some compassionate old woman, who did not know her story, took her one evening and took her to her home in one of the nearby high-rise buildings. We were, understandably, very upset; all the surrounding houses were plastered with notices: “Bring back the cat.” And three days later, in the evening, they called us at home from the store and said: “They brought your cat!”

We took our Barsya, and it was as if she had been replaced: she fell in love with the house, became affectionate and sweet, and she ate as if she had been starving all these three days. And then I once overheard a conversation between two grandmothers, and it turned out that it was one of them who took her away, but had to return her, because she hadn’t eaten anything for three days, she even turned up her nose at the liver - “Why should I?” such a capricious cat! And she was just stressed. It turns out that it happens to animals too.

And then she faced another test: we had to go to Spain, but there was no one to leave the cat with. We remembered about the volunteers, and it turned out that the man opposite was still living there, had stopped drinking, “became a different person” and would gladly take Barsya for two weeks.

We carried her, provided her with food, a tray - everything was done honorably. And two weeks later we arrive, and Barsya is again sitting in the fork of the “cat tree”, fortunately this happens in the summer. She saw us, rushed as fast as she could, and the neighbors tell us that this has been going on for a long time. I went to see the volunteer, and he was completely drunk. He stopped being a “different person”, he got tired, apparently, and the cat... “ran away from him.”

You always try to believe people, to see the good in them, but some are still such crap that there’s nowhere else to go, how can the earth carry them like that? And there are quite a few of them, by no means. Only in the vicinity of my house there are 5-6 people who already get together in the morning and figure out where they can have a drink. And they all have wives and children... These are simply wonderful role models!

Well, this is an involuntary digression along the way. The main thing is that nothing happened to Barsia, and now she lives only in our house and in the country. He doesn’t go anywhere, but admires his cat tree out the window. I learned to do “my business” in a completely empty tray - a container for seedlings! He comes, scratches at it with his paws and... that's it! And then – meow-meow – “take it away.” Or before that – purr-murr – “I want.” He comes and calls to his tray. Like, I’ll go now, and you clean it up. Therefore, the house is clean and there are no problems. I don't like trays with filler. A friend of mine has one, and half the hallway is covered with it. So their cat digs in it well. And they have to sweep it regularly.


And she also eats mice and grass at the dacha! Photo by the author

At the dacha, Barsya only walks around our site and the site of our neighbor, who also greets her. In other areas - no, no, although it happens that he sits on the border and watches what is happening there. But it’s as if he understands that this tightly stretched wire (what a barrier it would seem for a cat?!) is the line beyond which she is not allowed to go.

She also does not go to her neighbors who have a dog, even when neither they nor the dog are at the dacha. At the dacha she catches mice! Oh, how many of them she caught and ate, leaving only the intestines and tails. And this is how she manages to “separate” them like this, because she has neither a knife nor a fork.


Not every cat gets to be in the book. But the cat Barsya ended up in the book! But, unfortunately, she herself doesn’t know about it.

In general, our Barsya has become a real member of our family, surprisingly good-natured and very flexible. I thought, and wrote a book about her life and adventures. And this book was included in the top of the best electronic publications of some year, dedicated to animals in general and cats in particular. It is available both in electronic and paper form. To order.

So the fate of feline animals has changed dramatically over the past half century. In the 50-60s of the last century, the attitude towards them was purely consumerist. “A cat is a cat, damn it!”, and it, that is, this attitude, continued for a very long time, until the early 90s.

Well, then it began to change dramatically, and cats gradually turned into “pets”, and children play with cats in their yards, but no one throws stones at them for a long time...
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  1. +12
    6 January 2024 04: 52
    We have two cats, it's better than one :))
    1. +5
      6 January 2024 06: 39
      I have two cats, but for some reason both have male names. belay
      1. +5
        6 January 2024 08: 38
        Quote: Andrey Moskvin
        I have two cats, but for some reason both have male names. belay

        Friends asked me to bring a cat. They handed over the money, the breeders the documents, and the cat Monya (full name is the devil's fault). About 8 months later I found out that the owners asked for sterilization of their Monya, but had to be castrated. Fortunately, the name is universal, and so Money remained. laughing
        1. +6
          6 January 2024 08: 53
          Fortunately the name is universal
          Likewise. Simon (Sima), Roman (Roma). hi
        2. +1
          8 January 2024 00: 07
          I'm telling a story. My dogs (West "Clinton" and Yorchik "Tigris") love to sniff with cats, although not all of them like it. Then one evening they hooked up with one cat. I find out his name from the owners. His name is "Bummer"! What kind of mockery?
          Same story. They took the cat, and then after a while, suddenly a wiener “appeared.” What should I do? Changed the name. They called it this epithet. He has adopted a new name and always responds to "Bummer".
    2. +10
      6 January 2024 09: 09
      And I have 20 cats. It's even better than two.
      1. +6
        6 January 2024 14: 13
        Quote: Kuroneko
        And I have 20 cats. It's even better than two.

        Four domestic cats. Two households by birthright at home. Two have been selected. One was taken from the arsenal of the Black Sea Fleet. second on the market. . In addition to our cats, one comes for humanitarian aid and we feed two. The owners have died, the house is almost abandoned, two cats continue to look after the house. And of course, hello to your cats from mine! Adopted children in the photo.
  2. +7
    6 January 2024 05: 23
    ***
    "And only the cat walks by itself,
    And only in the spring with a cat" ...
    ***
    1. +11
      6 January 2024 06: 37
      Yes, now they are saving our children from rats and mice in the Northern Military District!
      1. +11
        6 January 2024 11: 12
        Yes, now they are saving our children from rats and mice in the Northern Military District!

        Right!
        The article was on VO. About the dominance of rats and mice in the front-line zone. But there are few cats, there aren’t enough of them, and in the comments I told you how to make traps from scrap material, such that you can catch rats and mice in whole batches. But a cat at the front is warmth and comfort, a reminder of your home, for which you are fighting at the LBS. Fighters are not robots, they are people. When the Kakhovka Dam was blown up, many videos appeared about how soldiers rushed to save dogs and cats from flooded houses on the left bank of the Dnieper.
    2. +6
      6 January 2024 09: 17
      I can write about cats and kittens for a long time, I’ve only lived without a mustache for a year. After the death of the cat Sonya (her nickname is in the photo), the soul does not rest.
      1. +6
        6 January 2024 10: 02
        Quote: Kote pane Kohanka
        After the death of the cat Sonya (her nickname is in the photo), the soul does not rest.

        After Barsik died in his arms (he lived for 16 years), he decided not to have anyone. Photo below:
        1. +11
          6 January 2024 11: 19
          I decided not to engage anyone.

          Sorry...
          And I understand very much. After the death of their beloved cat Kandeya, they also didn’t have any more cats, the mental pain is still there.
          Animals - they have a soul, they understand a person, and how they love him, I once told in some commentary. This is love not for food, for responsiveness, for the affinity of souls, this is Heavenly Love.
          1. +5
            6 January 2024 12: 26
            beloved cat Kandeya
            My friend had a cat Pontey, because, according to the owner, he had a look and character similar to Pontius Pilate. Did your Kanday also have a historical prototype?
            1. +7
              6 January 2024 12: 36
              Did your Kanday also have a historical prototype?

              Not really. It’s just that in the Kuban, where my mother was from, they used such a word - “candibober”, meaning a proud, unapproachable person, maybe even showing off... Kandeichka was always like that - proud.
              1. +3
                6 January 2024 18: 46
                Quote: depressant
                "candybober"

                Marvelous! The fact is that my grandmother always said “kick him out with the Candybobber”! Because I was young, I didn’t ask what this meant. But there was some meaning in this phrase. And obviously different than in your case.
                1. +2
                  6 January 2024 19: 45
                  obviously different than in your case.

                  Vyacheslav Olegovich, I even googled it, you forced me)))
                  “Walking like a Candybobber means walking with an important, mannered gait.”
                  By the way, yes. This is how Kandeyushka moved. Maybe I misremembered the meaning of the word "candybober".
                  1. +2
                    6 January 2024 21: 21
                    Quote: depressant
                    obviously different than in your case.

                    Vyacheslav Olegovich, I even googled it, you forced me)))
                    “Walking like a Candybobber means walking with an important, mannered gait.”
                    By the way, yes. This is how Kandeyushka moved. Maybe I misremembered the meaning of the word "candybober".

                    Thanks to you, I found out, but otherwise I would have walked around in ignorance. I didn’t even think about Google...
          2. +2
            7 January 2024 04: 21
            Kandey is a punishment cell in jargon. The stew in the punishment cell was called candei. And from this the cook-cook in the navy was called Kandei. Here's how it all works... hi
        2. +10
          6 January 2024 11: 44
          Masha, lived with us for 22 years....
        3. +7
          6 January 2024 13: 17
          Quote: ROSS 42
          I decided not to engage anyone.

          And yet. Still, still. There was my beloved Vasilisa, there was my beloved Phil. Now Phil-2 is no less beloved. I can’t single out any of them as more beloved. Honestly, I just can’t, because they are all -darlings. I know one thing, after Phillipka the Second there will be no one, because? I can’t imagine my own furry on the street. Do you know the age. hi
      2. +1
        10 January 2024 18: 05
        After the death of the cat Sonya... my soul does not lie.

        And such a case happened to us.
        We have 2 cats and 1 kitten in our family, the first to appear was the Scottish Fold Masya, then the Maine Coon Jonya (according to the pedigrees, you can’t pronounce it) and then the yard dog Pepka came along (he still doesn’t meow, but beeps). Two years ago Masya left us, I buried him on the shore of the lake. And in November, my wife and I returned from a trip, and two meters from our Masya’s grave, there lies a gray lump, the reincarnation of our Masyanya - a Scottish Fold. Extremely hungry, the veterinarian said that he had never seen such skinny cats, just bones and skin, but a purebred cat.
        Now we have three tails running around the house again.
        1. +1
          10 January 2024 18: 16
          Didn't have time to attach photos
  3. +16
    6 January 2024 05: 24
    We made it to the cats on the site.
    The next stage is cutting and darning socks.
    Horror.
    1. +15
      6 January 2024 05: 56
      Quote: Proton
      We made it to the cats on the site.
      The next stage is cutting and darning socks.
      Horror.

      I want about hamsters!
    2. +12
      6 January 2024 06: 08
      Oh, don't tell me
      This is the topic coming soon (photo from 19) smile
      1. +9
        6 January 2024 07: 07
        I can give the author ideas for new articles. wink
        - "Seedlings. From A to Z";
        - “The effect of 10-minute running on Swambran pigs”;
        - “Intimate hygiene according to the method of E. Malysheva”;
        - "Holidays of the aborigines of Madagascar";
        - "Kirkorov - darkness at the end of the tunnel."
        1. +4
          6 January 2024 07: 12
          Quote: Proton
          I can give the author ideas for new articles.
          - "Seedlings. From A to Z";
          ' "The effect of 10-minute running on Swambran pigs";
          - “Intimate hygiene according to the method of E. Malysheva”;
          - "Holidays of the aborigines of Madagascar."

          Your imagination works well. But if you have read my other materials, you should know that this topic is part of the cycle of memories of the past. And the ones you proposed, alas, do not fit into it. And they have no relation to other cycles. So you will not be able to get acquainted with the materials that interest you.
    3. +8
      6 January 2024 07: 34
      Eugene! You can't look at the world so selfishly. Over the 10 years of its existence, the site has become a kind of club for communication between many people, and not just a collector of scattered information. And people are interested in various topics when communicating, not just war and murder. And if you read other people's comments, you will see that this is indeed the case.
    4. +10
      6 January 2024 08: 06
      Quote: Proton
      The next stage is cutting and darning socks.

      And many people like it, judging by the comments! Therefore, we need a separate topic in the header of the site specifically for them: Shpakovsky. Call it that. Let him publish his reflections there, about cats and home life. This will be a corner of relaxation for those who, according to the author, are tired of “war and murder.”
      1. AUL
        +12
        6 January 2024 09: 13
        I would be happy to read materials devoted to fishing in those distant years, when we went fishing by bus + on foot for 5-6 km, and not in cool jeeps with multi-seat tents, gas and prostitutes...
        1. +4
          6 January 2024 10: 52
          Quote from AUL
          dedicated to fishing in those distant years, when we went fishing by bus + on foot 5 - 6 km

          Alas, Alexander Yurievich! I've never been fishing.
        2. ANB
          +1
          9 January 2024 18: 38
          . and not in cool jeeps with multi-seat tents, gas and prostitutes...

          We don't take fishing rods :)
    5. +11
      6 January 2024 08: 51
      Quote: Proton
      We made it to the cats on the site.
      The next stage is cutting and darning socks.
      Horror.

      Well, we’ve been living with a touch of cat stories on VO for about 7-8 years now. For the last 5 years, there has been basically no respite from fighting hamsters, so topics about dogs and cats are more relevant than ever!
      Well, lastly, we are all “writers” not here, not there, and not about that, in fact, we are only readers, and only a few write for us. Quality VO Authors can be listed on the fingers of one hand.
      If you don’t like cats, write and publish, we’ll appreciate it!
      1. +11
        6 January 2024 11: 37
        “If you don’t like cats, write, publish, we’ll appreciate it!”
        I was always surprised by such statements from serious and adult people.
        If you follow this logic, then any criticism is meaningless. For example, a citizen comes to a cafe, takes a bite of borscht and a cutlet and, when paying, tells the waiter that the soup is too salty and the cutlet is undercooked. And the waiter answered him - Don’t like him?!?! Please go to the kitchen and prepare the dish yourself, if you are so smart!
        Or another thing - a man watched a film about the adventures of cats and dogs, he didn’t like the film and the man expressed his incorrect opinion ( tongue ) opinion. In response, the director angrily answers the careless citizen: “If you’re so picky, write a script, hire actors and shoot masterpieces.”
        Also, officials can justify their creativity - “If you don’t like the work of our ministry, fix the water supply and asphalt yourself. Let’s see how you can do it.”
        I understand perfectly well your good attitude towards Vyacheslav Olegovich. But personally, I don’t want this resource to be turned into an online branch of the “Peasant” magazine.
        Please don't be offended. hi
        1. +2
          6 January 2024 13: 20
          Quote: Proton
          But personally, I don’t want this resource to be turned into an online branch of the “Peasant” magazine.

          Nobody is offended. And yes - you are right. But... sometimes anything is possible. Sometimes... especially on Saturdays!
          1. +3
            6 January 2024 13: 31
            Quote: kalibr
            sometimes anything is possible.

            I am also for a variety of topics. Are people interested? Is there a discussion going on? It means the right path has been chosen. hi
        2. +10
          6 January 2024 14: 35
          Quote: Proton
          If you follow this logic, then any criticism is meaningless.

          In general, you are right, but cats are sacred. Therefore, in the case of cats, you can say: “If you don’t like cats, get out of Russia!” laughing
    6. +7
      6 January 2024 10: 53
      Quote: Proton
      We made it to the cats on the site.

      Seals are in fashion, in any weather. There is an opinion that even the Internet was invented in order to share photos of cats. smile
      According to the article: did the person who called the cat "Pussy" know - American slang...?
      1. +2
        6 January 2024 10: 56
        Quote: Hyperion
        Quote: Proton
        We made it to the cats on the site.

        Seals are in fashion, in any weather. There is an opinion that even the Internet was invented in order to share photos of cats. smile
        According to the article: did the person who called the cat "Pussy" know - American slang...?

        In English this is “cat”, why do we need Americanisms of bad Americans?
        There is also “pusi” - a flower, “pusiket” - a cat.
        1. +4
          6 January 2024 11: 42
          Quote: kalibr
          In English this is “cat”, why do we need Americanisms of bad Americans?

          Americanisms of bad Americans allow us to expose their agents of influence, like the group Pussy Riot (whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation).
          They also help to understand the meaning of the Rammstein song.
        2. +4
          6 January 2024 13: 32
          Quote: kalibr
          pusi" - flower,

          Close. Oh, close. But not hot! laughing laughing laughing
      2. +5
        6 January 2024 13: 23
        Quote: Hyperion
        "Pussy"

        Ha, ha, ha, ha!
        Five points! laughing
        No offense please!
      3. ANB
        0
        9 January 2024 18: 41
        . Cats are in fashion, in any weather

        What about the dogs?
        Here I live: a cat, a cat, a dog and a turtle.
        1. 0
          9 January 2024 19: 14
          Quote: ANB
          What about the dogs?

          Dogs too, but less often. Turtles are even rarer.
    7. +5
      6 January 2024 12: 46
      You underestimate their influence.
      People have created an entire network for sharing images of these creatures.

      If there were no cats, there would be no Internet!
    8. +8
      6 January 2024 14: 19
      Quote: Proton
      We made it to the cats on the site.
      The next stage is cutting and darning socks.
      Horror.

      By the way, I noticed that in all the military units where I have been there is always room for cats and dogs. And stern men, military people feed them, do not offend them, treat them, take care of them.. Why am I doing this? Moreover, in these very difficult times there should be an outlet for the soul.. Even on the Military Review website. hi soldier
      1. +4
        6 January 2024 18: 43
        Quote: 30 vis
        What am I talking about? Moreover, in these very difficult times there should be an outlet for the soul

        And how well they live in prisons! The prisoners take care of them, feed them, take them to a hospital if they need treatment... I know this very well - the prison is next to home. A prison for people is a paradise for students!
        1. +2
          6 January 2024 21: 31
          Quote: kalibr
          A prison for people is a paradise for students!

          That cats live right in the cells with prisoners? In military units, cats live where they are accepted, warm and fed. . And dogs too.
          1. +3
            6 January 2024 21: 46
            Quote: 30 vis
            That cats live right in the cells with prisoners

            I don't know about cameras. But I saw them in the yard where they were walking. They have a flower bed and a vegetable garden there. And three cats live there. They play with them, feed them. And prisoners also work in the kitchen, in the workshops, and as drivers... The prison is a huge production plant that generates huge profits. Some prisoners have a salary... a free man will envy. So the cats live with them too!
  4. +6
    6 January 2024 06: 24
    Quote: Proton
    We made it to the cats on the site.
    The next stage is cutting and darning socks.
    Horror.

    Better cats from Shpakovsky than Black Hundred-nationalist nonsense from Biryukov.
    Both of these have nothing to do with the subject matter of VO, but Vyacheslav Olegovich’s articles are at least good.
    1. +5
      6 January 2024 08: 13
      Quote: Amateur
      Better cats from Shpakovsky than Black Hundred-nationalist nonsense from Biryukov.

      Do you think that everything is so bad at VO, offering a choice between horror and nightmare?
      But I personally have sympathy for Biryukov. And I think that the site only benefits from this! Let me have this opinion.
      1. +1
        6 January 2024 08: 16
        But I personally have sympathy for Biryukov. And I think that the site only benefits from this! Let me have this opinion.

        What, is someone forbidding you? Or do you think that only two opinions are possible - yours and the wrong one.
        1. +6
          6 January 2024 08: 19
          Quote: Amateur
          What, is someone forbidding you?

          You insult the author of VO (Biryukov), and along with him, those who read him with pleasure.
          1. +1
            6 January 2024 08: 24
            You insult the author of VO (Biryukov), and along with him, those who read him with pleasure.

            And besides, I insult all Internet addicts by the fact that I can read and write. crying
            1. +5
              6 January 2024 08: 56
              Quote: Amateur
              You insult the author of VO (Biryukov), and along with him, those who read him with pleasure.

              And besides, I insult all Internet addicts by the fact that I can read and write. crying

              Yeah, an old joke about policemen. Question from Armenian Radio.
              Why do teaching staff go in groups of three?
              Because one can read, the second can write, and the third with a stick is keeping an eye on this fucking intelligentsia! drinks
  5. +4
    6 January 2024 06: 34
    Vyacheslav Olegovich! Thank you!
    Something drew you to stories about pets... You still need to tell a lot about people, about what you saw. Hold on! Summer is coming soon.
    1. +5
      6 January 2024 06: 40
      Quote from Fangaro
      You still need to tell a lot about people, about what you saw.

      Glad you liked it. But what you wrote about will also happen.
  6. +13
    6 January 2024 06: 46
    My cat Styopka lives... I’ll tell you the smartest animal... I call him Stepan Timofeevich.
    He knows how to talk... he answers my questions and agrees... sometimes I think that he is no different from the cat Matroskin... you can talk to him about philosophical topics... he understands everything.
  7. +17
    6 January 2024 07: 09
    Cats are amazing creatures. By the way, as was shown in one program on UkrTV even before the events, cats remove negativity, and dogs give positivity. He himself has dogs and cats on the farm. The unit also had its own cats... And I noticed long ago that these were very unusual creatures. My regiment was transferred to another place, my commander’s cat fed from a garbage dump, ate, sat and then went to his native garbage dump….. Healthy and beautiful. When they started packing things, he ran in, looked... and went to sit on the toilet! He showed what he can do, after that there’s no way to take him away. And I had an amazing story. My mother-in-law is already old, she was lying mostly in the room, she had a second stroke…. She had cats, but they weren’t particularly welcome in the house, and she didn’t hang around with them! But Jack came almost every morning, she would pet him, and he would sleep on another sofa. The mother-in-law left, everything was going on, the cat was kicked out into the street... After a while the cat came... I don’t even know, the cat came, but it wasn’t him! He carefully walked around the house, looked into all the corners, checking the cleanliness and stared at me with a look that was not his own! The mother-in-law was watching (the kingdom of heaven), she is a good woman and a hard worker, the cat did not give in to her hands, she would lie down and watch... The inspector! This went on for about a week, in the end I couldn’t stand it, I turned to my “mother-in-law,” Tatyana Dmitrievna, stop here..., your house is under control and everything in the household you see for yourself (but please plant a vegetable garden with potatoes!) is normal, everything is fine with your wife! And the cat Valet left, disappeared, he was 6-7 years old, we never saw him again! I wouldn't believe it myself!
  8. +18
    6 January 2024 07: 13
    After leaving military service, we lived for some time in the north (Murmansk region) while waiting for a warrant for an apartment.
    The village was small, the contingent was mostly temporary. They left for the “mainland” and for various reasons left (abandoned) their pets. I don’t remember how, but a huge black cat came to us. How did you get there? I just ran into the apartment and we decided to keep it.
    The cat flatly refused to wash himself. He growled threateningly and showed with all his appearance that he was “at odds” with water procedures.
    He received a name corresponding to his color and political situation - “Chernomyrdin”, in simple terms - “Chernysh”.
    The cat was neutered (someone took care of it) and it was clear that he lived with someone in the family. In this regard, one “embarrassment” occurred. A friend asked him to stay for a while. As it turned out, for my cat. It’s clear that Chernysh was first fed, and then the cat was allowed in with him. I myself was not present, but Dimka realized later that something was wrong with the cat, because Murka, showing her preferences with all her appearance, walked around and around her partner, and he simply lay down on the floor and silently watched her “pa” . When Dimka told me about this, I laughed for a long time and told him that the cat was neutered and that he should have immediately said where and to whom he was taking him “to visit.”
    Chernysh walked around the apartment with his tail held high. Never meowed even once. He simply opened the “pastry” slightly, imitating meowing. In all four years he did not shit in the apartment even once. If he had to run errands, he would simply sit at the front door and wait to be noticed. Sometimes I could scratch the door a little.
    The son played a game with him, rolling a ball into the cat’s open paws, and Chernysh hit the ball.
    The cat was independent. He could have just gone to hunt cormorants and then come back. This is exactly how we noticed him the first time, when he caught (lifted) a bird.
    There were few dogs in the village. Apparently these were his friends, so Chernysh was not afraid of them. He could accompany me to the store (luckily the road was not long) and wait until I made my purchases, sitting on the blind area.
    When we released him, he could go away for a day. He returned (usually from the basement) to the call: “kitty-kitty-kitty.”
    Before leaving, Chernysh began to come less often and soon his neighbors took him, to whom he also simply ran through the open door. We were glad that he had made up his mind, because we were all wondering how to transport him on the train (we wanted to leave him, take him with us).
    This was the cat that brought joy and peace.
    1. +4
      6 January 2024 09: 06
      We were glad that he had made up his mind, because everyone was wondering how to carry him on the train.

      In 99, I was traveling in a compartment with one such “hare” - a stowaway cat. Then I found out that you need to purchase tickets for pets!!!
      1. +4
        6 January 2024 10: 50
        Quote: Kote Pan Kokhanka
        We were glad that he had made up his mind, because everyone was wondering how to carry him on the train.

        In 99, I was traveling in a compartment with one such “hare” - a stowaway cat. Then I found out that you need to purchase tickets for pets!!!

        My daughter was just on a train with a cat. The owners move from place to place every now and then and each time they take this cat with them. She already knows where the toilet is on the train and how to use it!
  9. +7
    6 January 2024 07: 14
    What does this article have to do with VO?
    1. +8
      6 January 2024 07: 22
      Well, I don’t think that one article about cats will really tarnish the site’s reputation.
    2. +7
      6 January 2024 07: 40
      Quote: Million
      What does this article have to do with VO?

      Direct! People, normal people, cannot always be interested only in war and murder. Read comments from other people who don't ask similar questions. And think about this: they are no worse than you! And their opinion is also worth something.
    3. +6
      6 January 2024 13: 55
      Quote: Million
      What does this article have to do with VO?

      At least one that shows that nothing human is alien to the Soviet military and the military of the Russian army.
      Look at the SVO chronicle. There, through the video, someone is holding a cat in their arms.
      In addition, in the entire period of VO’s work, this is (probably) the first article of this type, and it is no worse than analyzes of the behavior of Nazi degenerates.
      1. +9
        6 January 2024 14: 05
        I didn’t have time to attach it, but just like this:
      2. +2
        6 January 2024 16: 42
        Quote: ROSS 42
        first article

        Second, Yuri Vasilievich. And the first one is also mine. But for 2082 articles, it seems possible to give two of these.
  10. +6
    6 January 2024 07: 34
    Quote: Lech from Android.
    My cat Styopka lives... I’ll tell you the smartest animal... I call him Stepan Timofeevich.
    He knows how to talk... he answers my questions and agrees... sometimes I think that he is no different from the cat Matroskin... you can talk to him about philosophical topics... he understands everything.


    The more hissing sounds you make, the better the cat can hear.
    This is a personal opinion.
    Try it in the morning for a long time. Well, or this is my personal experience, that the cat breed reacts to shhh... with its increased fluffiness.
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    1. +12
      6 January 2024 10: 14
      Then we need to talk not about cats in general, but about their participation in military actions, since the site is on a military theme. Take and talk about the cat, senior sailor "Amethyst" Simon, for example.
      1. +7
        6 January 2024 10: 45
        Quote from Queen_Annes_Revenge
        Take and talk about the cat, senior sailor "Amethyst" Simon, for example.

        And who hasn’t written about him... Why repeat?
        1. +7
          6 January 2024 11: 37
          Take and talk about the cat, senior sailor "Amethyst" Simon, for example.

          The topic is really "worn out". There is even a story about him.
          But cats actually took part in hostilities. During World War I, about 500 domestic cats were sent into the army, which were used to control rodents in trenches and, unfortunately, as “indicators” of toxic substances.
          The cat was very popular as a mascot, and not only on ships.
          1. +12
            6 January 2024 13: 04
            And whoever wrote about him...

            The topic is really "worn out".

            This is just an example. Can we talk about “Unsinkable Sam” then? Or will there be the same answers? Okay, then there are a lot of stories about partisan cats, “anti-aircraft” (the same London Sally), “radar cats” (Carl Corry has a story “Cat” -anti-aircraft gunner"), but at least about the besieged Maxim in the end... If
            People, normal people, cannot always be interested only in war and murder.
            then you can write about the space conqueror Felicette, it will more and more correspond to the theme of the site.
            1. +5
              6 January 2024 13: 13
              So take this topic for a story. I am sure that readers will be interested in your interpretation of this topic. And try your best.
            2. +7
              6 January 2024 21: 57
              Maybe then about "Unsinkable Sam"
              I published an article on VO about the life of “Crimean Tom”. Check it out if interested.
          2. +7
            6 January 2024 13: 59
            Quote: Dekabrist
            During the First World War, about 500 domestic cats were sent to the army, which were used to fight rodents in trenches and, unfortunately, as “indicators” of toxic substances.

            And what about post-siege Leningrad? Ratcatcher cats were collected from all over the Union.
      2. +12
        6 January 2024 12: 00
        Then we need to talk not about cats in general, but about their participation in armed actions...


        Just yesterday I came across a video on one of the military telegrams.
        A gloomy, impenetrable sky, impassable mud on endless fields and a lonely tank with a worn, barely visible letter “Z”. On the tank is a fighter and a small shaggy dog ​​covered in mud. The tank stops. The dog, knowing what is about to happen, jumps to the ground and runs away. Shot! The tank quickly takes off, because its position is already illuminated by the enemy, and rushes to the next position, the dog runs alongside as fast as it can. The tank stops, the dog jumps onto the armor, towards the fighter. Then everything repeats itself - the endless wet, chilly steppe, the inhospitable sky, loneliness and the dog as a link to a world where it is warm.
        You know, it pinched.
  12. +7
    6 January 2024 11: 16
    Gorgeous passage!!!)))
    In fact, all my experience with cats suggests that they are “all masters.” If the owner is not smart, then both the cat and the cat will be stupid. It turned out that way this time too.

    And the cat came exactly to you)))) lol
  13. +3
    6 January 2024 12: 15
    In the 50-60s of the last century, the attitude towards them was purely consumerist.
    And in the fairy tales of Evgeniy Schwartz there is also consumerism? He had a lot of respect for cats, and he wasn’t the only one. In fact, in literature there is perhaps only one negative cat: Basilio from The Golden Key, all the others are positive.
    1. +3
      6 January 2024 12: 28
      Quote: Aviator_
      In the 50-60s of the last century, the attitude towards them was purely consumerist.
      And in the fairy tales of Evgeniy Schwartz there is also consumerism? He had a lot of respect for cats, and he wasn’t the only one. In fact, in literature there is perhaps only one negative cat: Basilio from The Golden Key, all the others are positive.

      And in Gaidar’s fairy tale Chuk and Gek, one of the boys drives away a strange dog from the yard with stones... And she is also a pet. It’s interesting about cats in E. Permyak’s book “Humpbacked Bear”...
      1. +5
        6 January 2024 12: 35
        And in Gaidar’s fairy tale Chuk and Gek, one of the boys drives away someone else’s dog from the yard with stones...
        So the dog. And cats are good everywhere. And sociable, they know how to negotiate. The youngest son goes with his family to Crimea for the summer, where his father-in-law and mother-in-law have a house. They travel with their small dog, a Papinion. This dog began to chase local cats, each one at a time, but this did not last long. One day he went out the gate, where three cats were already waiting for him. Seeing this, the dog yelped quietly and did not go outside the gate again. After all, somehow the cats agreed to tame the impudent dog!
        1. +5
          6 January 2024 13: 16
          Quote: Aviator_
          After all, somehow the cats agreed to tame the impudent dog!

          I once wrote that there is talk about the existence of an information field of cats, in which they exchange information. And people have it, but we also have books, TV, and the “voice” of others sounds very indistinct.
          1. +5
            6 January 2024 13: 37
            about the existence of an information field of cats in which they exchange information.
            Not just cats. Once I watched small falcons (falcons) hunt swifts. The falcons approached the swift from both sides at the same time, and this one began to twitch back and forth like a pedestrian on the roadway, as a result they clawed it and flew off to dinner. This cannot be done without prior approval.
    2. +6
      6 January 2024 12: 43
      Quote: Aviator_
      In the 50-60s of the last century, the attitude towards them was purely consumerist.
      And in the fairy tales of Evgeniy Schwartz there is also consumerism? He had a lot of respect for cats, and he wasn’t the only one. In fact, in literature there is perhaps only one negative cat: Basilio from The Golden Key, all the others are positive.

      Basilio is not to blame, he fell under the negative influence of the opposite sex. March and all that - hormones!!! However, the Behemoth cat in The Master and Margarita is also an ambiguous personality, as is the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland. By the way, Baba Yaga also had her own black robber. Although the most disgusting cat type is Vaska who listens and eats!!!
      Without sarcasm, writers and ordinary people have always tried, are trying and will try to explain the behavioral norms of animals, guided by their human experience. I don't know how correct this is.
      1. +7
        6 January 2024 12: 45
        Although the most disgusting cat type is Vaska who listens and eats!!!
        Vaska is quite normal. The cook is disgusting and will then blame all the shortfall in meat delivery on Vasily!
      2. +4
        6 January 2024 13: 32
        By the way, this is new documentary evidence that already in 1812 (the year Krylov wrote the fable) cats were already called Vasily. The previous date referred to Pushkin's "House in Kolomna" (1830).
        1. +5
          6 January 2024 20: 59
          Quote: Aviator_
          By the way, this is new documentary evidence that already in 1812 (the year Krylov wrote the fable) cats were already called Vasily.

          And the Murziks must have a long tradition. Murzik is also a Basileus, in his own way, only not of the Byzantine tradition, but of the Horde - Murza.
          1. +4
            6 January 2024 21: 24
            only no longer of the Byzantine tradition, but of the Horde - Murza.
            You should ask your Tatar friends what they call cats, although our Tatars have nothing to do with Genghis Khan.
            1. +5
              6 January 2024 21: 44
              They might not have called it Tatars, but simply those who knew about the Murzas. I have never heard of a single cat being called Caesar, however)
              1. +2
                8 January 2024 04: 16
                Quote from cpls22
                They might not have called it Tatars, but simply those who knew about the Murzas. I have never heard of a single cat being called Caesar, however)

                I know one crying
                Caesar laughing
      3. +5
        6 January 2024 13: 41
        Basilio is not to blame, he fell under the negative influence of the opposite sex.
        It was Rolan Bykov who came under the influence of Elena Sanayeva and agreed to this role. He turned out to be a disgusting character, I’m even ashamed of such a libel on cats. It’s Tolstoy’s fault, he even has a positive rat there.
    3. +7
      6 January 2024 14: 01
      Quote: Aviator_
      In fact, in literature there is, perhaps, only one negative cat: Basilio from The Golden Key, all the rest are positive.

      And Bulgakov's Cat Behemoth?
      1. +6
        6 January 2024 14: 28
        And Bulgakov's Cat Behemoth?
        And this is generally a muddy work with muddy characters. They stand there for each other. In Bulgakov, apart from the White Guard, I somehow couldn’t read anything completely.
  14. +12
    6 January 2024 13: 09
    "The secret is revealed..." laughing
    Hello cat and dog breeders. hi
    There are 4 cat meat (+ one small) and one dog meat.
  15. +12
    6 January 2024 13: 13
    This is where people ask questions, like, what do articles about cats have to do with the VO website? Or dogs, for example?
    Well, then let's talk about cooking recipes or cutting and sewing courses.
    In fact, even before SVO, there were articles about food on VO, and even Roman Skomorokhov appeared as an author (by the way, people are wondering where Roma went). There were several articles and mostly about how to eat in the event of military force majeure and the corresponding one in everyday life. I remembered that you need to steam the pine needles - the pine needles contain vitamins, but there was also a lot of useful information about what can serve as pasture so as not to die of hunger. And now recipes are being circulated online on how to properly cut and dry borscht and soup dressings in the oven so that, with the help of volunteers, they can be sent to soldiers at the front.
    As for cutting and sewing courses, the whole country sews camouflage nets and robes for soldiers—you also need to know how. Schoolchildren sew, volunteers sew! Because military operations are carried out by people who need to eat and have camouflage. What about the construction business? In order for a dugout, a trench and a dugout to be reliable shelters not only from bullets, but also from cluster shells, or at least reduce their damaging effect, you need to be able to build them correctly. So no topic is left out, everything is in it.
    And about dogs... After all, they serve at the front - they warn about mines! And together with the cats they remind us of our father’s house.
    This is if it is very short.
  16. BAI
    +6
    6 January 2024 17: 00
    In May, a fat cat was found in the village. It turned out to be a pregnant cat. Incredibly smart. The kitten was snatched right out of my hands screaming Why are you holding him back, we need him!
  17. +5
    6 January 2024 19: 01
    2000 years have passed, but they have not changed - see the Pompeii cat and the Moscow region cat
    1. +6
      6 January 2024 20: 36
      they don't change

      You haven't seen the African black-footed cat yet! The cutest, absolutely domestic-looking animal. Outwardly, it differs from pets only in that it has wide black transverse stripes on its front legs. And at the same time, of all the cats, including lions, cheetahs, tigers, jungle cats, manula cats, and others, it is the most effective killer! For those listed, the “useful” hunting yield is 20%, for the black-footed cat it is 80%. A fierce fighter, he attacks everyone, even the largest ones, including humans, there is practically no escape. Such a lovely killer.
      1. +4
        6 January 2024 21: 17
        Well, I don’t know about their efficiency; at my sister’s in Crimea, Kuzka destroyed mice with an efficiency of 98%. Who calculated the effectiveness of cats in the wild - I don’t know, I’m wary of numbers, as well as the speed figures they develop, especially fish - well, how did they measure the speed of a marlin? And I always photograph cats everywhere, no matter where I am on the planet - I’ve been in Japan, Spain, Cuba, Italy, Greece - everywhere the cats are the same, like our Murka and Vaska. They are especially respected in the east and in Greece.
        1. +5
          6 January 2024 22: 46
          I don’t know who considered the effectiveness of felines in the wild

          Specialists. Professionals. They receive grants, buy the necessary equipment, go into the wild and, using camouflage techniques that have been developed for a century, or perhaps over a longer period of time, for years they study the behavior of a species, or even one specific animal, and even give it a name. And then they write large articles in thick magazines, developing material for a dissertation, and publish countless videos on the Internet.

          But the most interesting thing is different.
          Pets, living together with humans, have learned to manipulate them. And even, belonging to different species, to each other.
          Here's a dog barking at the neighbor's cat. He doesn't pay attention. But then the cat got tired of all this, he reared up and nibbled. The dog, squealing, rushed to the owner for protection, and, what do you think, defiantly clasping the paw that was supposedly bitten by the cat and therefore moving absurdly in threes (here, they say, is how I suffered from an evil cat, and you, owner, punish him!) .
          Or a similar case, but with a cat. Having walked, he approaches the glass outer door, meowing pitifully so that they will hear, and limping strongly on his front paw, so that they would quickly open the door for him, the unfortunate man, and take pity on him. But as soon as the owner opened the door, where did the lameness go? Immediately the cat, with the imposing gait of a healthy individual, went to its feeding trough.
          And there are countless episodes of cats, sitting on a table or shelf, throwing various objects off them and looking at the reaction of their owners. Often causing significant damage. There is a video in which one of the owners could not stand it, took a toy cat, threw something off the table with its paw and hit it with his palm on a soft spot. The real cat, having watched the execution, thought and with his paw pushed the bottle he had prepared for discarding away from the edge of the table...
          This is what they are, our pets!)))
          1. +1
            7 January 2024 10: 36
            even one specific animal, they even give it a name.
            This is the speed of its movement that they recognize, one and only copy. How's the speed of the fish? But we are talking about cats, and here, of course, everything is interesting. Cats know how to adapt to their owner and even manipulate him to some extent, this is true. Depends on both the cat and the owner.
  18. +1
    6 January 2024 22: 28
    I am not a cat fanatic, although the cat has been living in my apartment for the 15th year. I treat this cat as just a cat, without fanaticism or hot feelings. But I have always been interested in the origins of such human love for cats. I once undertook to study the origins of such human love for cats and cats. Everything turned out to be not as simple as at first glance. As it turned out, the cat is a carrier of a special type of biological weapon. Most cats are infected with a parasite called TOXOCARA. In the wild, the toxacara is an auxiliary weapon for cat hunting. The house gray mouse or other small rodent avoids the smell and sight of cats. But as soon as toxacara enters the body of a mouse or rodent, the behavior of the rodent changes radically. The rodent ceases to be afraid of cats; moreover, the rodent begins to love cats. Once in the blood of a rodent, toxacara reaches the brain and radically changes the behavior of mice and rats. The mouse stops being afraid of the cat and even runs to meet the cat to hug the cat like a brother. It’s not for me to tell you how such meetings end. Once in the human blood, txakara also reach the brain and develop in the human brain a feeling of boundless love for cats. Women's brains are less resistant to the effects of toxacara. Hence the stories about how a pensioner sheltered 200 cats in her apartment, and when the granny died, the cats partially ate her. No one has thoroughly studied the effects of toxacara on the human brain. The most intrepid researchers report that toxacara provokes early stroke in humans. All other research is blocked by manufacturers of cat food and cat products. Yes, yes, we have millions of people homeless and dying of hunger, but the cat industry is on the rise. I mean keep your children and grandchildren away from cats and cats. And it’s easy to see carriers of toxacara even in this discussion for this article.
    1. +3
      7 January 2024 02: 23
      And it’s easy to see carriers of toxacara even in this discussion for this article.

      This phenomenon is known, called toxoplasmosis. Who can stop a person from communicating with cats? However, surprisingly, toxoplasmosis has not been found in wild breeds of cats. But how lions, tigers, panthers, and others adore a person, and, moreover, mutually - this must be seen, words cannot express it! )))
      And without any toxoplasmosis, dogs are attached to humans. And this is also mutual.
      1. 0
        7 January 2024 04: 06
        I agree that dogs become attached to humans. But dogs and humans have a completely different relationship. There are cases when the owner died of illness, and the dog sat in the apartment and literally died of hunger. It's different with cats. The cat is always on its own. About five years ago they wrote in Komsomolskaya Pravda how an old woman in Miass set up a shelter for cats in her apartment. Due to unsanitary conditions, the old woman did not communicate with her neighbors. The neighbors sounded the alarm when the grandmother completely disappeared and there was a cadaverous smell coming from under the grandmother’s door. The Ministry of Emergency Situations knocked down the doors. It turned out that the grandmother was lying lifeless on the sofa in the living room and the cats had gnawed her nose, ears and fingers. But most of all, pathologists were concerned that the cats ate the grandmother’s brain. It turned out that the cats first ate the owner’s eyes, and then they stuck their paws into the eye sockets and took out the brain in pieces. This technology is like in that fairy tale where the cat ate sour cream from a jug. I mean that cats, unlike dogs, are ungrateful and selfish creatures.
        1. +1
          7 January 2024 08: 19
          Quote: rotfuks
          I mean that cats, unlike dogs, are ungrateful and selfish creatures.

          Just like people!
    2. +1
      7 January 2024 08: 16
      Quote: rotfuks
      And it’s easy to see carriers of toxacara even in this discussion for this article.

      The fact is that today the test for toxoplasmosis is done in the laboratory. It should especially be done before pregnancy. And my whole family had it done and... the result was negative.
      1. 0
        7 January 2024 10: 14
        The human body is an alien environment for toxacara, so laboratory analysis detects the parasite only in the initial stage of the disease. When the parasite has settled in the nooks and crannies of the brain, only a pathologist can detect the parasite.
  19. +5
    7 January 2024 07: 10
    In my entire life I have never taken a cat anywhere on purpose! They came themselves! One day in the fall, I was sitting in the car, the door was open, it was pouring rain, it was closer to zero outside, and here he came, little, his eyes had not yet opened, he climbed onto my lap and fell asleep! I had to take it, where the hell go! The cat grew up, a beautiful black one with white gray... astrakhan fur wassat ...later I found out that he was a cross between a sphinx and a yard servant! In the summer he went bald... in the fall with black and gray astrakhan fur! Really frozen sad ...in March I went to get the cats and only found them in the attic in April! Now the urchik lives, his sister gave him away, his son has allergies! Smart little devil... I don’t keep trays at home, he asks to go outside if he can’t stand it at work until I get there
  20. 0
    7 January 2024 10: 37
    For those who believe in laboratory tests for toxoplasmosis, I will give some food for thought. This parasite has been known and studied for a long time. During Soviet times, Odessa was the largest center for the study of human eye diseases. When a patient’s human eye grew to the size of an apple, the center diagnosed eye cancer and simply amputated the eye. The amputated eyes were kept as a textbook for students. Already in modern times, with the advent of electron microscopes, they began to study eyes amputated many years ago. Toxoplasma was found in many eyes. No one reports whether taxoplasmas were the cause of the growth of the eye or whether this was a consequence of the growth.
    1. +1
      7 January 2024 10: 51
      Toxoplasma was found in many eyes.


      Dear colleague....
      Well, you know how to manipulate consciousness laughing )))
      After this comment of yours, the entire forum appeared in a different light, the topic sounded differently)))
      But... you know what? Man is part of living nature and is not able to isolate himself from it completely. In addition, it is unknown what will cause more losses - complete isolation, when animals are viewed only through glass, or full contact, when cats and dogs sleep in the same bed. This is the very case when a person chooses his own destiny, following his spiritual destiny.
      1. +2
        7 January 2024 11: 48
        Quote: depressant
        Man is part of living nature and is not able to isolate himself from it completely.

        I don’t know, I’m approaching 70, but my eyes are normal, far from apple size.
      2. 0
        7 January 2024 16: 08
        I never manipulate. I express my opinion. I am against the complete isolation of animals. But descending to a bestial state and sleeping with animals in bed is too much. Peasants never slept with their favorite horses in the stable or with their favorite pigs in the pigsty. But modern people don’t see it as shameful to drag a cat under a blanket. And then we are surprised when a cheerful old man at 70 years old has complete dementia or has one eye the size of an apple. And people who keep their distance from cats live up to 95 years.
        1. +3
          7 January 2024 16: 42
          Quote: rotfuks
          And people who keep their distance from cats live up to 95 years.
          Reply
          Quote

          Winston Churchill? Died at ninety and was attached to cats until the end of his life. And his beloved Jock was even in bed when Sir Winston breathed his last. An isolated example? Not at all. But diseases have always been there. They were, are and will be. Another person will do more harm than from a million cats. hi
          1. -2
            7 January 2024 19: 26
            Should we believe British scientists and British propaganda? To listen to them, Churchill smoked cigars and drank cognac until his last day. And here he also slept with cats. I wouldn’t be surprised if tomorrow the British tell us that Churchill became the father of beautiful children in his last year. I advise you to look up to your own grandparents and not to the mythical Churchills.
            1. +1
              7 January 2024 20: 04
              Quote: rotfuks
              British propaganda?

              Good Lord! Well, what does this have to do with it? There are, after all, the memories of eyewitnesses, relatives, people close to him. Well, you’re right.
              Cats? I live half my life next to these creatures and believe me, I have neither bulging eyes nor mental problems.
              Quote: rotfuks
              drank cognac.

              What if grandfather really loved this drink (in the sense of brandy)?
              Quote: rotfuks
              mythical Churchills.

              Why did he become mythical? bully
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                7 January 2024 23: 41
                Mythical actions are often attributed to famous personalities and there is no way to verify this writing. I read about Churchill that until his last days he smoked a cigar and drank 150 grams of Armenian cognac a day. I now understand that in those years, Armenian cognac was a little-known drink in England. And even now, not everyone in Europe knows about the existence of Armenian cognac. Moreover, for several years now only the drink produced in the French city of Cognac has been called cognac. I don’t think that Churchill, given his wealth, would have drunk the little-known drink.
  21. +3
    7 January 2024 11: 15
    Merry Christmas to you, Vyacheslav Olegovich, your family and all VO readers!
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      7 January 2024 11: 47
      Thank you, dear Berserker! All the best to you too! And to your loved ones!
  22. +1
    7 January 2024 17: 31
    after Pussy's death,

    Who named the cat that? In English, the word "pussy" is obscene.
  23. +2
    9 January 2024 05: 49
    On March 22 the cat came. The neighbors have left. The cat was abandoned. Cold, no light, no heat. He let it into the barn and set up a nest. It remained that way. Survived on mice. Then there was nothing to eat ourselves. And now she has a son. Weighs more than the mother. Mariupol. Spring 22
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    9 January 2024 14: 22
    Not every cat gets to be in the book. But the cat Barsya ended up in the book! But, unfortunately, she herself doesn’t know about it.

    Why do you think he doesn’t know? Don't you have this book at home? wink?
    Having communicated for most of my, alas, already long life, with all kinds of animals, I am inclined to highly evaluate the intelligence of domestic animals living in the family.
    It’s just that, in my deep conviction, in people (not in everyone, of course), the rational part prevails over the reflexive part, incl. instinctive, but in animals it’s the opposite.
    P.S. Cute sours!
  25. 0
    9 January 2024 14: 24
    Quote: rotfuks
    descend into bestiality

    Hmmm! Well, you know better!
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    9 January 2024 14: 30
    Quote: rotfuks
    I now understand that in those years, Armenian cognac was a little-known drink in England.

    You know how to surprise! Sir Vinny became acquainted with this wonderful drink during his stay in Moscow. In the memoirs of Marshal Golovanov there is a very colorful description of this acquaintance, of which he was a direct witness. After that, by personal order of Comrade Stalin, this drink was regularly supplied to England.
    What, you haven’t read Golovanov’s memoirs?!
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    9 January 2024 14: 47
    Quote: rotfuks
    With the advent of electron microscopes, they began to study eyes that were amputated many years ago.

    You don't need an electron microscope to see Toxoplasma! For an object 4-7 microns in size, a powerful magnifying glass is sufficient.

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