Meet The... Cat?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic & Chit Chat' started by Pawbla, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Pawbla Experienced Member

    Okay, this is completely off topic, but I wanted to share!

    This is my newest addition to the family. He was abandoned when he was 20 days old with his brother at my aunt's vet clinic. I was originally planning to get an adult cat, but, I was there by chance.

    His name is Holden Caulfield (I'm sticking to literary names ^o^) and he's a month and a half currently.


    (The pic is from two weeks ago)

    I plan on trick training him (YES I DO TRAIN EVERYTHING THAT MOVES) so if you have any ideas for cool kitty tricks, feel free to suggest! Also if you know anything about kitty socializing... or where I could read something about it... you'd be most welcome, as he is a biting/scratching machine. A friend is bringing his cat over some days so he learns how to plays with other cats.
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  2. 648117 Honored Member

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  3. Pawbla Experienced Member

    Thanks for the link!
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  4. Evie Experienced Member

    Nawww, what a cutie. I have two kittens who would love to teach him a thing or two about kitty socialising lol :whistle:
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  5. Mutt Experienced Member

    Keyser the bengal cat from the youtubechannel NannaTheBorderCollie knows cool tricks.
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  6. southerngirl Honored Member

    cute!!:love: I also just got a new cat and have started teaching him tricks. I find spin is a great first trick for cats, my other cat Tag caught on to it really quickly and so is my new one.
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  7. Anneke Honored Member

    Aaaw he's cute!!
    No idea's on cat training here... All I have been able to teach my cat, is to come when called:D
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  8. Pawbla Experienced Member

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    I am also cat-sitting my friend's cat right now (Emppu). They'll destroy the house, Winston and the two cats, lol. They play chase aaaall across the apartment hahaha.
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  9. Dogster Honored Member

    So cute!!!!:love: Good luck training him! In my experience, I found that dogs have a much longer attention span than cats, when it comes to training...:cautious: My cat wanted nothing to do with any kind of training, lol.:rolleyes:
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  10. MissyBC Experienced Member

    Your kitten is adorable!! <3

    I taught my cat Muse, who's now passed away, to sit pretty.
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  11. Pawbla Experienced Member

    That is just so cute lol. Preferably I'll train him to stay calm and quiet in the carry bag, then we'll see n.n
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  12. MaryK Honored Member

    He's so cute!!!!!!!!!!! I taught my late cat Buddha to sit/stay and also sit pretty. Cat's do seem to have a very short attention span as a whole though.
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  13. bekah1001 Honored Member

    Holden!!!! Awesome name!!! What a cutie!!! I'm planning on training my kitty too... haven't gotten far.
  14. Pawbla Experienced Member

    Thanks! It'd be like training a really young puppy I guess haha.

    Thanks n.n
    What have you taught him so far bekah1001?
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  15. bekah1001 Honored Member

    I'm trying to get him to do something basic like sit... I only got him to sit a couple times and haven't added a cue yet.
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  16. Pawbla Experienced Member

    Are you teaching him with luring?
  17. Dlilly Honored Member

    Very cute cat!

    I've just started clicker training my cat. I've found that targeting works better than luring with him. He will obsess over the treat when I lure him not caring about anything else. When he targets the target stick, he is focusing more on me so he can get the tastey treat. :)
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  18. freedomdreams Well-Known Member

    Awe ! So cute !! And I love the name.

    I've taught my cats mostly to come when called and to sit, I find my cats were more responsive with these natural meat cat treats called 'the mighty lion" plus they were soft and small enough. I loved them.

    For socializing with cats I'm not sure, for humans is a bit easier in understanding. Have fun ! Cats are so much fun to train honestly and they catch on sooooo fast !
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  19. Linda A Experienced Member

    That is going to be one gorgeous cat when full grown!

    Cindy Otto teaches her cat Zucca lots of tricks.

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  20. sara Moderator

    Awe he's adorable!!! I just got a new cat too! And I've already started clicker training. I name all my animals after literary characters too, so am in the process of finding the right one for my new boy :)
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