Skip to comments.Missing pedigreed cat turns up — neutered (Neu Zealand)
Posted on 01/27/2011 2:24:38 PM PST by decimon
A valuable pedigreed cat that went missing from its New Zealand home turned up two days later a little different it had been surgically castrated.
"What am I supposed to do now? I can't exactly get someone to sew them back on," she told the newspaper.
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:-) You’re a good owner. I’ve had two little kitties...both of which were indoor sweeties.
There are pets; and then there are free, roaming animals.
They aren’t the same thing.
Owner? Surely, you jest!!
Every cat person knows that cat’s do not have owners...
They have staff.
How do you keep birds and other varmints off of ‘your yard’?
I know you love your kitty, and are/will be a wonderful parent/owner to it, but I believe keeping a cat isolated inside, never to feel the green grass under it's feet, never to know the thrill of the hunt, is immoral.
Yes, I know the lifespan for outdoor cats is several years less than wholly-indoor cats, but it is the quality of those years that I think is important.
I see sadness in the eyes of my neighbor's cat as it sits in her window, watching my cats frolic, and I also acknowledge fulfillment in my cats when they stalk geckos or slink through my corn.
It's a quality of life thing, and a moral one: God created these beasts to hunt, kill, and eat prey. By imprisoning my cats, I feel like I am thwarting the design of God, Kinda like when i got my Mom's Pinto wagon up to 92 PH and the motor blew up: It is just not meant to be.
Also, my cats kill and eat cockroaches, and I HATE cockroaches.
Like I said, we’re in a very rural area (hilly, woods). I never see cat or dog poop in the yard & my neighbor’s kitties are always in our yard. What I do see is deer poop!
But I do understand what you’re saying. When we lived in town we were annoyed by people walking their dogs & not scooping. Kitties didn’t go out there - too close to busy streets.
Did you know that birds bring over 60 diseases to your backyard?
Yes, we love our kitty, which is why we cannot let him go outside.....we don’t live in the country. We may allow him in our backyard, tethered....who knows. He was born a feral cat....and was probably the ONLY survivor of the litter....we like him too much. And, we don’t have the critters you have outside (cockroaches). He is PLENTY entertained inside, believe me. Plus, I really like the birds that come to our small backyard....and I know what a cat can do...I guess you just have to choose.
Ref post #4.
I have not doubt that was the reason.
So...we need to add to it? Don’t you understand that you’re expecting everyone else to live with YOUR choices?
Don’t you understand that your demands are unreasonable in the real world? You expect too much.
Luckily, legally and morally, I don’t have to settle for your concepts in this matter.
Morally? Does that include selfishness?
My cat is female and an indoor cat. There's nothing that ticks me off more than an outdoor cat coming up onto my deck in the middle of the night trying to pick a fight with mine thru the doorwall glass. My cat goes absolutely nuts..........She was so worked up one night that when I walked up beside her to push back the curtains to see what was outside she turned on me and almost bit me........
When a cat shows up uninvited, that's when I set out the trap.......
It’s ironic that while you selfishly choose to allow your pets to use the property of others, you consider the actions of citizens to choose how they maintain their own property to be acts of selfishness.
Face it: Here, you are wrong.
Cheers to you.
On behalf of your neighbors, I’d like to thank you. Not only are you keeping your own yard as you choose but you are helping your neighbors to enjoy their own property.
No-—you are....you care way too much about a piece of land...maybe you should get out more...
I give up. You can't even see your hypocrisy.
I do want to thank you, though: You've helped me to see why the term, “cat lady” is indicative of a specific type of person. You think with your emotions: You love your kitty-kitty, and the rest of us are just meanies who are out to get your kitty-kitties. The world is simple that way.
You very shallow..,..and you never answered about the birds.
You say me very shallow.
You no debate.
You play emotions.
You no think.
You win! :-)
Have nice day.
But remember what's important here: You win!
You're smarter and so much better than I.
I KNOW that you'll just enjoy your superior little life.
...and I bow to your obvious superiority.
My post is #56.
It's obvious, by now, that your "debating" technique is that of twisting and turning until you finally believe that you've removed your original, erroneous, point from the conversation."
This, however, is fine by me because everyone is now assured that you're a kitty-cat saint, and I'm a selfish jerk.
Now...NOOOOW, can we, please, remove ourselves from this dirty little relationship?
,,, good to hear the cat lost weight that quickly. I’ve probably never told you that I hate cats. They drink out of toilet bowls, rip the heads off rodents then lick themselves all over and you’re supposed to pat them. No way; not for this boy!
Come on, admit it, kittens are cute........LOL!
,,, OK. I know you’re a cat fan so I will. I also know your place is cheaper to stay at than a hotel next time I’m in Michigan.
I’ve had both inside and outside cats. Some of them you just can’t keep in. My last cat was beloved by the neighbors because she terrorized the horde of chipmunks in their backyard. The chipmunks actually attacked and injured their
One day the cat left “presents” at both the front AND the back door. There was no way I could have ever kept her inside.
True, but a hotel won't make you shovel snow......LOL!
,,, shovel snow? Will I qualify for a bailout?
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