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Missing pedigreed cat turns up — neutered (Neu Zealand)
Associated Press ^ | January 26, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 01/27/2011 2:24:38 PM PST by decimon

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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.

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"What am I supposed to do now? I can't exactly get someone to sew them back on," she told the newspaper.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; kittyping; newzealand
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To: Ronin

:-) 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.


51 posted on 01/27/2011 8:32:38 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: bannie

Owner? Surely, you jest!!

Every cat person knows that cat’s do not have owners...

They have staff.


52 posted on 01/27/2011 10:49:54 PM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: bannie

How do you keep birds and other varmints off of ‘your yard’?


53 posted on 01/28/2011 6:20:41 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: goodnesswins
"...and NO, he does not, and will never, go outside (if we can help it.)..."

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.

54 posted on 01/28/2011 7:09:11 AM PST by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: bannie

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.


55 posted on 01/28/2011 8:17:42 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: bannie

Did you know that birds bring over 60 diseases to your backyard?


56 posted on 01/28/2011 10:31:37 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: I Buried My Guns

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.


57 posted on 01/28/2011 10:32:53 AM PST by goodnesswins (Socialism is organized stupidity. 2nd thought...I think DEMOCRATS are Organized Stupidity.)
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To: MAexile

Ref post #4.

I have not doubt that was the reason.


58 posted on 01/28/2011 10:39:35 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Fawn

So...we need to add to it? Don’t you understand that you’re expecting everyone else to live with YOUR choices?


59 posted on 01/28/2011 4:49:33 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: bannie

Don’t you understand that your demands are unreasonable in the real world? You expect too much.


60 posted on 01/28/2011 7:01:31 PM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Fawn

Luckily, legally and morally, I don’t have to settle for your concepts in this matter.


61 posted on 01/29/2011 8:02:04 AM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: bannie

Morally? Does that include selfishness?


62 posted on 01/29/2011 9:54:16 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Ditter
Even if the cat is just a plain old cat if you love it keep it inside

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.......

63 posted on 01/29/2011 10:09:02 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only thing Super Glue is good for is gluing your fingers together.....)
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To: Fawn

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.


64 posted on 01/29/2011 3:19:15 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: Hot Tabasco

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.


65 posted on 01/29/2011 3:31:31 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: bannie

No-—you are....you care way too much about a piece of land...maybe you should get out more...


66 posted on 01/29/2011 7:40:07 PM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Fawn
Ok...so it's ok for my dog to sh*t in your garden, to dig up your plants, and to howl at your window...

sigh.

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.

67 posted on 01/30/2011 8:01:19 AM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: bannie

You very shallow..,..and you never answered about the birds.


68 posted on 01/30/2011 10:59:02 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Fawn

You say me very shallow.
You no debate.
You play emotions.
You no think.

You win! :-)
Me bad.
You good.
Have nice day.


69 posted on 01/30/2011 5:27:26 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: bannie

The birds....


70 posted on 01/31/2011 6:53:12 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Fawn
Look at my post #56. Keep up, Fawn. That point is long moot, yet you cling to it as though it will save you.

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.

71 posted on 01/31/2011 6:05:10 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: bannie
Look at my post #56. Keep up, Fawn.

My post is #56.

72 posted on 02/01/2011 6:03:34 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Fawn
Good Lord, Fawn: Forgive me! It's my lowly post #59 directed to YOUR superior post #56. Must I hold your hand and lead you to the answer you should have read at that earlier point in the "debate"?

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?

73 posted on 02/01/2011 5:16:01 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: null and void

,,, 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!


74 posted on 02/23/2011 5:40:15 AM PST by shaggy eel
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To: shaggy eel

Come on, admit it, kittens are cute........LOL!


75 posted on 02/23/2011 5:53:24 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

,,, 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.


76 posted on 02/24/2011 2:25:14 AM PST by shaggy eel
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To: I Buried My Guns

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
Labradoodle.

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.


77 posted on 02/24/2011 2:40:30 AM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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To: shaggy eel
I also know your place is cheaper to stay at than a hotel

True, but a hotel won't make you shovel snow......LOL!

78 posted on 02/24/2011 5:32:21 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

,,, shovel snow? Will I qualify for a bailout?


79 posted on 02/25/2011 11:34:02 PM PST by shaggy eel
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