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'''[[File:Cat_sandwich.jpg|thumb|ALF preparing a cat sandwich.]]Cats''' are small carnivorous mammals native to planets [[Earth]] and [[Melmac]]. On Earth, cats are usually kept as pets, while on [[Melmac]] they are usually served on lunch, breakfast or dinner.
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'''[[File:Cat_sandwich.jpg|thumb|ALF preparing a cat sandwich.]]Cats''' is a non-destructive disease that occurs around the teeth.<sup>[1]</sup> The most common form of gingivitis, and the most common form of periodontal disease overall, is in response to bacterial biofilms (also called plaque) that is attached to tooth surfaces, termed ''plaque-induced gingivitis''.
   
Some known Melmacian cat dishes include chili cat, "El Gato" stew, feline and fries, calico claws, cat tails, whisker omelet, breast of cat, cats Benedict, filet of cat, stir-fried cat, feline mignon, and cat fudge sundae.
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While some cases of gingivitis never progress to periodontitis,<sup>[2]</sup> data indicates that periodontitis is always preceded by gingivitis.<sup>[3]</sup>
   
The [[Tanner family]] owned two cats over the course of the show. The first cat was named [[Lucky the Cat|Lucky]]. The idea behind eating Lucky was a running gag for ALF, but he later realizes that when the Tanners demand ALF not do anything to their cat, he values their trust in him more than a meal. When [[Lucky the Cat|Lucky]] passed away, [[ALF]] got the idea of accepting free cats advertised in the newspaper classifieds so he could eat them. ALF's long-awaited meal was interrupted by the Tanners coming home from church, who demand ALF not eat any cats at all in their home. [[Willie]] insists that [[ALF]] gives away all of the cats, but they keep the last one and [[Brian Tanner|Brian]] names him [[Lucky II]].
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Gingivitis is reversible with good oral hygiene; however, without treatment, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, in which the inflammation of the gums results in tissue destruction and bone resorption around the teeth. Periodontitis can ultimately lead to tooth loss.<sup>[4]</sup>[[Category:Melmacian Creatures]]
 
On [[Melmac]], it is not popularly acceptable to be a cat sympathizer and abstain from eating cats. Melmacians [[File:Cartoon_cats.png|thumb|Melmacian cats on the animated series.]]would spit on such "cat lovers." [[ALF]] is ashamed to find that he has become a cat lover when he first sees a kitten. Previously, he had never seen a kitten (except for bits of them in a stew), but only full grown cats. One episode of the Animated series shows Melmac "Cat" races-similar to dog races on Earth.
 
 
[[Melmac]] cats are taller than Earth cats, and they can stand up and sing and talk. Earth cats are much shorter than ALF, and do not speak.
 
 
 
 
==Garfield the Cat==
 
 
Garfield the Cat, a famous cartoon character used by licensing just like animated ALF in the 30-minute movie Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue was a possible reference to Lucky. ALF once threatened Garfield to help a boy to overcome his addiction to drugs by saying, ''"Do you want to help, or do you want to be lunch?"''. Garfield quickly arose with no question and complained, ''"My luck to be stuck on a dresser with a pushy alien''". This was critically hated by Garfield fans, and the entire movie was not a critical success due to mixing storylines.
 
 
 
 
On one [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdZFJWD2zik Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade]in 1989; ALF, as himself, hosted the event when Garfield as a giant balloon was being carried on the parade. He calls him "Garfield the Delicious" and says there's not enough mustard in the world.
 
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[[Category:Earth Creatures]]
 
[[Category:Earth Creatures]]
 
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Revision as of 04:17, July 11, 2017

Cat sandwich

ALF preparing a cat sandwich.

Cats
is a non-destructive disease that occurs around the teeth.[1] The most common form of gingivitis, and the most common form of periodontal disease overall, is in response to bacterial biofilms (also called plaque) that is attached to tooth surfaces, termed plaque-induced gingivitis.

While some cases of gingivitis never progress to periodontitis,[2] data indicates that periodontitis is always preceded by gingivitis.[3]

Gingivitis is reversible with good oral hygiene; however, without treatment, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, in which the inflammation of the gums results in tissue destruction and bone resorption around the teeth. Periodontitis can ultimately lead to tooth loss.[4]

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