littlek
 
Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2003 09:58 am
The cat's Meow has been studied and pondered for a long time. Scientists are still debating HOW purring happens, but have started figuring out why cats purr. Seems that purring vibrations at specific frequenciespromote bone density and healing....

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Anonymous
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2003 10:18 am
Hey littlek:

Is there anything more therapeutic than having a kitty in your lap, purring like crazy? I love petting our two cats ... soft, warm, and reassuring.

Anon
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2003 10:19 am
And, that purr is good for you too, not just in the way it makes you happy.
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2003 10:31 am
Purring is the greatest pleasure a cat can give a human. I have always thought the Star Trek episode The Trouble With Tribbles was a 24th century metaphor for cats.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2003 10:32 am
That makes sense!!!!! Very cool.
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margo
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2003 01:40 pm
best way to relax!
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2003 08:32 pm
my poor kitty. he had a rough day at the vet, he's still fighting with his diabetes, he's cranky. But, he was just sitting on my lap and purring. Heal thyself.

I was wondering, do cats who purr more stay healthier? Some cats just hardly ever purr, some purr all the time. My sister has an old cat 17 or 18 years. She's always purred a lot, but she purrs more as she ages.
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2003 09:03 pm
One of my cats did not purr until after she had a stroke. And once she did purr it was a big grumbling purr. It mut have been a healing thing at least it make sense to me.

P.S. I hold you baby in the Light
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quinn1
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2003 09:35 pm
poor screechers...kitty kisses, or heck..purrs even Smile

Zoey rarely purrs, so when she does..I take great notice. Cleo always purrs, and if she didnt I d think something was wrong.

purrs are wonderful comforting things but, I remember both little kittens nestling in my hair non stop purring through the night..thats a bit rough after a bit.
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2003 09:37 pm
Q - Screech says 'Brrrow'
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quinn1
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2003 09:41 pm
awwww...how bery pleasant

give him a nice soft rub from me
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2003 09:42 pm
He enjoyed that. He's perched up on the radiator. He loves that spot.
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quinn1
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2003 09:51 pm
Nice and warm.....dont blame him.
Im about to warm up the bed..I love my matress heater....Cleo lately thinks thats the best thing, in fact she doesnt like to share...I must pet play with her to get into bed myself. Shes lucky shes cute.
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2003 09:53 pm
Damn cats
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 12:31 am
Oh, littlek, I'm sorry you're in "ailment territory" again! I know what it's like. (In fact I'm in the sane position with my beloved grey cat, right now. Poor thing, one illness after another. But he's on the mend ... fingers crossed!)
Commiserations from Oz! Very Happy
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2003 11:25 pm
I had a feral cat that used to gargle when I scratched his head. Gargle-hiss-gargle. Very nice. Such an advance from the early days.
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chatoyant
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2003 12:47 am
My cat purrs a lot whenever she's around me. When she sits in my lap and I pet her, sometimes she purrs very loudly and many times she gets the hiccups at that time. Anyone else ever heard of that?
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2003 04:29 am
OOPS! - Repeat message!
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2003 04:30 am
chatoyant

No, that's a new one. Obviously caused by bliss! Very Happy
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Vietnamnurse
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2003 09:01 am
Hello! My Korat, Chai (short for l'chaiyim), is 16 yrs old. That is 80 in cat years I am told. He developed symptoms of Addison's Disease last year, and we thought we were going to lose him when my vet made the diagnosis. Apparently it is very rare in cats, but frequent in some breeds of dogs. I knew something was wrong when he didn't purr and he didn't come around to sleep on my face at night or bother me while I was at the computer. He likes to climb on my shoulder making it very difficult if not impossible to type! His Grey Majesty gets miffed if I move him slightly to type! Anyway, now he gets tuna flavored prednisone and something called fluodrocort flavored also with tuna daily. I give it to him with an insulin syringe in the mouth and he loves it! He has been on it for a year now, and he is back in first rate PURR shape! I must say, though, his longevity has surprised my vet. She thought this would only keep him alive a short time. I am just happy to have him a little longer...
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