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Old 11-14-19, 01:41 PM
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Iím turning into Crazy Cat Man! I am doomed...
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Old 11-14-19, 01:44 PM
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You really are a zoo keeper!
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Be glad they get along well enough to share that small bit of territory. My oldest female leaves the king size bed if the younger female wants some room.
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Awww. A clowder of kitties
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Old 11-14-19, 01:49 PM
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Mine is supposed to earn her keep... soon... as a very expensive mousetrap.
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Old 11-14-19, 02:48 PM
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I have three. I'm trying to avoid falling into the N+1 trap for cats.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Mine is supposed to earn her keep... soon... as a very expensive mousetrap.
I put "cat will earn its keep by catching mice" in the same category as "I'm going to re-sell this bike I flipped for profit."

Both are nice ideas.

(I love my cats but I have no delusions as to their utility.)
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Old 11-14-19, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
I have three. I'm trying to avoid falling into the N+1 trap for cats.
I'm at 2 at the moment...and that is as far as I dare go. One being a big DLH, the other being a growing maine coon kitten--I don't want to spend more on food or more in time on scooping litter.
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Old 11-14-19, 02:54 PM
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Cats have utility. A properly tuned cat purrs at a frequency that's either good for healing, or an octave of the sun. I forget which. Gotta check with David "Avocado" Foolph.
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Old 11-14-19, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
I put "cat will earn its keep by catching mice" in the same category as "I'm going to re-sell this bike I flipped for profit."

Both are nice ideas.

(I love my cats but I have no delusions as to their utility.)
Bear (a cat) catches baby mice in the garden, if he doesn't kill them instantly he brings them into the house and sets them loose so he can chase them in a confined space where they can't get away from him.

I don't see the utility of this.

He's learned it's better not to kill them because then the fun is over.
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Old 11-14-19, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Bear (a cat) catches baby mice in the garden, if he doesn't kill them instantly he brings them into the house and sets them loose so he can chase them in a confined space where they can't get away from him.

I don't see the utility of this.

He's learned it's better not to kill them because then the fun is over.
There was some study a few years ago, I think in the UK, where they strapped some cameras to outdoor cats to see what they did.

Apparently we only see like 10% of what they kill. And they kill mostly for fun, they eat very little of what they kill.

They're basically one of nature's most perfect killing machines.

I always say that if you were suddenly 6 inches tall, your cat would kill you. If you're OK with that notion, then go ahead and have a cat. If that creeps you out, then maybe consider something else.

I love my cats but I also accept the fact that they're bloodthirsty little psychos. It's part of why I like them.

Oldie but a goodie from the Onion:

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Old 11-14-19, 03:12 PM
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Yeah, I suspect humans like cats for some fairly twisted psychological reasons. It may have something to do with flirting with danger by keeping carnivores with murder mittens, while choosing tiny versions to give ourselves some sense of dominance over the wild.

Somewhere around here I have photos from about 6-7 years ago of my then-kitten aged feral dumpster kitty. She popped out from behind a dumpster at the convenience store and literally followed me home, hollering "ME! ME! ME!"

For her first few months she was a fierce beast. Affectionate but had no idea how to restrain her aggressive play fighting. My ankles were covered in scratches. She'd pounce the two older cats relentlessly, but for some reason didn't bite or scratch them like she did me.

After she was neutered her personality became more docile, although she still likes to play aggressively. But she's learned to keep the finger knives sheathed... mostly.


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Old 11-14-19, 03:47 PM
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IN addition to birds and the very rate rodent, our kitty bring in lizards and geckos. Sometimes we find a disembodied twitching tail. He can play with those for hours and they never seem to 'die'
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My cat rule is we can get one new cat for each two we get rid of.
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
There was some study a few years ago, I think in the UK, where they strapped some cameras to outdoor cats to see what they did.

Apparently we only see like 10% of what they kill. And they kill mostly for fun, they eat very little of what they kill.

They're basically one of nature's most perfect killing machines.

I always say that if you were suddenly 6 inches tall, your cat would kill you. If you're OK with that notion, then go ahead and have a cat. If that creeps you out, then maybe consider something else.

I love my cats but I also accept the fact that they're bloodthirsty little psychos. It's part of why I like them.

Oldie but a goodie from the Onion:

And yet killer Bear is absolutely terrified of the hallway. Go figure. He's the most gentle cat in the world to six foot humans but I've lost blood to his panics. My neighbor calls him "a beautiful idiot" and "the Derek Zoolander of cats."
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Old 11-15-19, 12:10 AM
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Never get a mouse in the house if one sneaks in, it doesn’t get out alive.
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I'm thinking of adopting an outdoor, feral cat to cull the varmits around my house. I just have to plan a timeframe when I'm here to do the home association process ( or whatever it is called ). My neighbor's cat used to come around fairly regular, but I think he has become much more domesticated and stays closer to home now as I rarely see him.
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You really are a zoo keeper!
He's in Texas. Doesn't that make him a rancher ?
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
I put "cat will earn its keep by catching mice" in the same category as "I'm going to re-sell this bike I flipped for profit."

Both are nice ideas.

(I love my cats but I have no delusions as to their utility.)
Your cat is a slacker. In addition to mice, he does water bugs and flies.

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Iím turning into Crazy Cat Man! I am doomed...
They are warming up the sheets for you. My poor departed boy hated sheet changing day. He would sit in the middle of the fitted sheet as if to say "You are NOT taking MY sheet." I would have to lift him off the bed, and he would go totally limp to make his weight as dead as possible.
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Your cat is a slacker. In addition to mice, he does water bugs and flies.
My cats are a slacker. One of them is 17 years old and is on year 3 of chemo (the doctors said she might get six months when we started and she's still going strong -- she's a little survivor.) So she gets a pass. The other one is just useless.

On the other hand this little guy is a stone cold killer. He manages to kill a rabbit in our yard roughly once a month. He'd get the squirrels too if they didn't have vertical ability.

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Our cat deeply sleeping, totally motionless. Sleep so deep I could wiggle his extended paw and nothing.
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My cats are a slacker. One of them is 17 years old and is on year 3 of chemo (the doctors said she might get six months when we started and she's still going strong -- she's a little survivor.) So she gets a pass. The other one is just useless.


On the other hand this little guy is a stone cold killer. He manages to kill a rabbit in our yard roughly once a month. He'd get the squirrels too if they didn't have vertical ability.



This is the face of our killer. 4 squirrels, 5 possums, 1 bird and a rat.

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Awww. A clowder of kitties
Which is subtly different from a chowder of kitties...
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