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  1. Hi there! No. I'd prefer a harness. If you teach them young enough they take right to it. Older cats can be taught to use one, but it takes some work.
  2. Nah, she's found her forever home and she knows it. It will just take her a few days to get acclimated and settle into your routine. ☺ Good luck!
  3. I didn't like Feast the first time around, but it definitely improved on re-read. When Dance came out, it was easy to see where and why it fit into the scheme of things. I did enjoy Dance. It's another one that improves with age. The northern arc, and Theon's, were very well done IMO. I really loved the introduction of Lord Manderly and Davos' chapters.
  4. Get some cat mint. Not catnip, cat mint. They love it. It grows wild in my yard and even getting a little on your hands drives them wild. There are a lot of things they can have, but be careful with the houseplants. One of mine had elevated liver enzymes and it was finally traced to her love of apothos ivy. I also had an asparagus fern that she loved. Both plants are now at my office. Spider plants are okay, though.
  5. No, it really happened. Thousands of people watched it live. Look up Pittsburgh Hays eagles cat. Generally speaking, bald eagles can't dead lift anything heavier than 10 pounds, so lambs are usually safe. Although their main diet is fish, they will take carrion, which made some experts believe that the cat was already dead when the eagle got it (we can only hope), but we'll never know what happened. Hawks, however, are known to prey on cats and small dogs.
  6. Completely agree! Clean litter boxes are a must. Ideally you need one per cat, plus an extra one, but with one cat you can have just one. (I have 6 litter boxes so everyone has their favorite.) Sometimes you might have to try different litters to see which one they prefer. Most cats aren't that picky, but some are pretty OCD about it. They do seem to prefer unscented litter, which I do buy. I add Arm n Hammer carpet powder to it in the summer, and I have Litter Genies. I have a scratching post that has survived a total of 7 cats over the years. It just met its match in my kitten. He has torn and unraveled the sisal completely off of it.
  7. We have coyotes--cats are a tasty little snack for them., We also have hawks and bald eagles. A few years ago, one of our eagle nests made international news because the adults fed their eaglets a cat on live cam. While I was on vacation a few weeks ago someone's pet cat got hit by a car and died.
  8. @Yet another Arya ! Good luck and let us know how it goes! Once you're hooked, you're hooked for life. I had no intention of getting a cat...and now I have 5. Cats adjust, even the ones that are used to being outdoors. I took in the "neighborhood cat" last year. She found the couch and won't go near the door now. She adopted us. She had lived in the neighborhood since she was a kitten. Many people tried to bring her inside, but she wanted nothing to do with it, so everyone just took care of her--fed her, put outdoor cat houses on their porches so she would be warm. One woman even had a heated house for her. She adopted us, not the other way around, and now she wants nothing to do with being outside. This is my opinion and is no way intended to be judgmental, but letting them outside isn't really good for them anyway. I know they're natural hunters, but they live much longer and healthier lives if they're kept indoors. It drives me nuts when people in the neighborhood let their unfixed pet cats roam. Before you know it, you're overrun with kittens. Adopting from the shelter means they're spayed/neutered and are up to date on all their shots. And there are so many cats in shelters that giving one of them a home is the kindest thing you could do for them.
  9. Cats don't really need baths because they're incessant and OCD self-groomers. But if you must, baby wipes work just fine. I wouldn't even try to give any of mine a bath--the last time I did (she had gotten out and was covered in fleas), I ended up on antibiotics from a really nasty bite on my finger. You don't need any special skills to own a cat. They're not dogs--they pretty much take care of themselves. You won't forget to feed it because they won't let you forget. And all but the smallest kitten will get out of the way if they see you coming. I would suggest an older cat. They need homes too.
  10. Ashes. It was right after the battle and the whole city was smoldering.
  11. Here's the thing. She talked about breaking the wheel, but she was infernally convinced that her way was the only way, that people don't know that they want freedom. And worst of all, they wouldn't get a choice. She was speaking like a true tyrant. She was going to make war on her own people, from Winterfell to Dorne, and no doubt they'd all suffer the same fate as King's Landing. And when she was done with Westeros, she wanted the whole world. Tyrion summed up everyone's increasing tolerance for her brutality nicely. That is how tyrants gain power. Jon was right to kill her. It was the only way to stop her.
  12. The defeat of the Others was supposed to end winter. I guess the showrunners skipped that chapter.
  13. The snow at the beginning was ash. When Jon and the wildlings pass the Wall, there is a green plant shooting up out of the ground. So spring is coming.
  14. If there was any political message, it was nuclear war and nuclear winter. The peasants dream of a summer that never ends, which in our world is considered A Very Bad Thing. We grew up hearing how nuclear winter would last years if not decades. All plant life would die from lack of sunlight and those who didn't die from radiation poisoning would die of starvation.
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