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Old Feb 8, 2004, 6:33 PM   #11
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It seems to be, I know a few others with diabetic cats. You never used to hear of it in cats, I suspect it maybe something in their modern food.
Ours is permanently on the vets food now, apparently very bland but anything else sets her stomach off. But you have to watch her she loves hot choclate drink or choclate anyway she can find it. Not really good for them.
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Old Feb 8, 2004, 7:22 PM   #12
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Ours discovered the joy of licking the coating on smart food popcorn during the super bowl.

Our cat is also on vet food only. The highest proten thing they have (for cats that don't eat, actually.) Our vet calls it the "Kitty Bacon". So she can eat less but still get all she needs. She also regularly throws up (food, mostly.) Luckly she seems to have stopped that recently, but I expect it will come back.

If it weren't for the fact that she is very happy and not in pain, we might have put her down by now. But she keeps on going, and we're happy to have her.

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Old Feb 9, 2004, 7:30 AM   #13
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Here's some things I've learned/ideas about photographing cats:

1. If there are two of them together, the other one will always being doing what you are attempting to catch the one you are aiming at doing. e.g. I've tried to do a series of my cats yawning, since my older cat has the best yawns. I needed a picture of the kitten yawning, and I wanted a picture of the older cat stretching. When I sat there, focused on the kitten, the older cat would stretch. When I focused on the older cat, the kitten would yawn.

2. I think, and I am still testing this theory out, if you have the camera around them a lot, they will get used to it. If not, it will be a curious thing/action by you, and they will just sit there and watch you.

3. Flash and shutter sound will distract them.


That's all I've discovered so far...
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Old Feb 9, 2004, 2:36 PM   #14
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1. If there are two of them together, the other one will always being doing what you are attempting to catch the one you are aiming at doing.
2. I think, and I am still testing this theory out, if you have the camera around them a lot, they will get used to it.
3. Flash and shutter sound will distract them.
#1 is a subcategory to the rule that the best photo is the one you can't take because your camera's memory is full, your batteries died, or you just turned everything off.
#2 is a good possibility. Cats are nosy beyond all good sense, so maybe if given the opportunity to thoroughly investigate a camera and grow bored with it, they'll go back to doing cat stuff.
#3 is a fact. I woke a lovely sleeping cat one day with the quiet sound of zooming the lens. No more sleeping beauty.

Maybe a cable release might help. Or maybe not: cats love thin, dangly things.
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