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Old 08-09-2002, 10:33 AM   #1
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8/9/2002: Cat and mouse, living together



Nic had the other shot of this in Quality Images, so if you enjoy this sort of thing do go see his copy of it there. The official caption (which Nic has too):

Auan, a seven-year-old female cat, licks the face of Jeena, a three-year-old male mouse, at a farmer's house in the central province of Phichit, 450 km (281 miles) north of Bangkok, August 7, 2002. The animals' owners say Auan found Jeena three years ago and has been his playmate and protector, including warding off dogs, since then.

I can't imagine how the wiring of the cat instincts were overcome in this case. Animals are so strange sometimes.
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Old 08-09-2002, 10:51 AM   #2
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Uh, that's not his face. I think this cat's instincts may be a little stranger still.
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Old 08-09-2002, 11:31 AM   #3
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Old 08-09-2002, 12:12 PM   #4
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Must be a non-confrontational cat, I guess. So what's Walter Matthau doing in Bangkok?
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Old 08-09-2002, 12:27 PM   #5
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Reincarnated, I guess.

WALTER MATTHAU October 1, 1920 - July 2000

Could have been worse, though. Could have come back as the mouse!
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Old 08-09-2002, 02:50 PM   #6
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Isn't Phichit the one that's pronounced "FUK-it?"
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Old 08-09-2002, 04:05 PM   #7
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It's just an unusually patient cat. She's tasting him. When he's perfect, she'll eat him.
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Old 08-09-2002, 05:00 PM   #8
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My take on this is that the cat, a female, is acting as mother to the mouse. She needs an outlet for her maternal instincts. I do the same with my cat...
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Old 08-09-2002, 06:31 PM   #9
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I do the same with my cat...
You lick your cat's ass?
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Old 08-09-2002, 06:35 PM   #10
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People keep pet kitties, why can't cats keep pet mousies?
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Old 08-10-2002, 10:46 AM   #11
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Now with flavor Christals!

I totally agree with Russotto's observation.

I was also thinking that maybe it's like licking a toad?
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Old 08-16-2002, 09:26 PM   #12
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Undertoad, I just saw this on Fox...good work at bringing us the shots with a quickness!
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