Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:39 am

Hell, I'm not that old--I can still get at the coal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At least when the bins are full :D
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Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:44 am

Paulie,no white film on this coal.

dmb3, this cat is not stupid & is actually much smarter than even the cats that are considered smart.

I'm thinking he has a gut ache & is getting his charcoal dose this way. :)
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Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:52 am

Dogs eat grass when they need to puke--might want to run that by your smart cat ;)
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Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:10 am

freetown fred wrote:Damn guys, if I could bend that far I'd probably do the same thing!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap: toothy



You better pet the cat first he may bite if you try. :)
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Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:16 am

^^^ :rofl: :rofl: :notworthy:

Fred, that right there is solid advice!
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Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:18 am

Flyer5 wrote:
freetown fred wrote:Damn guys, if I could bend that far I'd probably do the same thing!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap: toothy



You better pet the cat first he may bite if you try. :)

waldo lemieux wrote:^^^ :rofl: :notworthy:

Fred, that right there is solid advice!
+1, LMAO
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Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:19 am

You guys ain't right!! :clap: toothy
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Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:50 am

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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite


Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:50 am

freetown fred wrote:Dogs eat grass when they need to puke--might want to run that by your smart cat ;)


FF,you may have answered the question :clap:

He can't find grass to eat as it is not only winter here & grass blades are very hard to find

BUT, snow still covers MOST of our ground :notsure: :help2: :gee:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:02 am

Flyer5 wrote:
gaw wrote:He looks a lot like our Fred. I don’t know why he would lick coal but our Fred does a lot of stupid stuff and we just figure that’s Fred being Fred.



At first I thought you were talking about "our" Fred from freetown . I was thinking that ain't nice. :lol:

Fred is our cat; we had him before Freetown appeared on this forum. We got him as a kitten but he was several months old and was already named. His previous owner asked if we would keep his name and we agreed to. He knows his name.


Her son was allergic to him and that is why she gave him away.
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Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:04 am

If you google cats licking coal you find this is not all that uncommon and everyone has their own theory as to why.
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Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: warminmn On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:22 pm

Perhaps its the cats way of showing his love for the thing that keeps him warm :)
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Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: fifthg On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:28 pm

my wise old mama used to say something like,"if you have a food craving,there is something in that food that your body needs".The likelyhood with the cat is a mineral leaching from the coal is what it needs.Most likely at some point,along the road to windyhill's bin,the coal was treated with rock salt to prevent freezing.Maybe it was oiled with bacon grease to hold the dust down. :D
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Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:58 pm

warminmn wrote:Perhaps its the cats way of showing his love for the thing that keeps him warm :)


^^^^ :) I LIKE that :lol: :up:

Very good thinking. :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:47 pm

Someone on 'The Cat Site' said Anthracite is toxic : http://www.thecatsite.com/t/254981/licking-coal
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