On 4 Jan 2008 at 4:54pm The Honest Truth wrote:
What about cats?
They are not indigenous and kill a variety of native wildlife each year (and poo in everyone else's gardens). Does anyone have an opinion on cat ownership?
On 4 Jan 2008 at 4:56pm X wrote:
Human beings aren't indigenous to Britain either. They poo a lot and kill lots of native wildlife like flies and rats too.
On 4 Jan 2008 at 5:52pm Avidfan wrote:
I suspect Spinster has many cats and each has rather a silly name.
On 4 Jan 2008 at 6:22pm Lewesianne wrote:
Cats only love you when they're hungry and cold. There are about 10 cats in my neighbourhood who poo and vom all over the place - so much for trying to grow nice home grown veg! And once they pee, the smell NEVER goes away.
I often find mangled birds and pigeons in my garden where a cat has had it's fun so my opinion is that people should have to hold a licence to own ONE (and one obtained through a licenced breeder who has had their bits done so they can't breed) and that if a cat warden finds one unchipped, it should be taken away and humainly culled. Only then will our INDIGENOUS wildlife begin to recover.
I can't stand these cat owners who think their kitty is so clever for bringing a wee gift into the house - a mouse or sloworm etc. They should be ashamed of themselves.
On 4 Jan 2008 at 9:20pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
I detest cats and I am deeply offended by Avidfan's suggestion that I would have many of these hideous creatures, let alone call them stupid names. If/when I go to hell - if I'm forced to have to have a cat I'll call it something like "slaughter", "dogs dinner" or (preferably) "ex".
Cats are for lazy pet owners as they do their own thing and do not require grooming, walking or time invested in playing with them. They are so stupid that you cannot teach them tricks (although I'm sure a volley of feline fans will post otherwise).
And the lazy owners don't even have to pick up the copious amounts of stinky sh*t that these foul beasts create.
I remember the book "101 uses of a dead cat" - I can think of many more (dead or alive).
For others with a similar loathing of cats, check out the following link............ (prefix with the www.)
On 4 Jan 2008 at 9:25pm BONKAK wrote:
Cats will only like who they want to. They have individual personalities. This makes them highly intelligent animals who poo in other peoples gardens and not the homes of those they love.They are a pleasure to live with.
If you are so into nature and widlife, why can't you accept another beautiful living creature.
On 4 Jan 2008 at 9:40pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
I presume that only the second syllable of Bonkak's name is relevant?
I always (carefully) remove the pollen and stamens of my lilies and strategically place them in my garden on a favourite "cat route" ? apparently the pollen is highly toxic to cats (I've yet to prove this to be so but will keep you all informed).
On 4 Jan 2008 at 9:51pm Dahlia Rich wrote:
Lion poo will keep them out of your garden
On 4 Jan 2008 at 9:51pm Avidan wrote:
Calm down Spinster, 'twas meant as a joke.
On 4 Jan 2008 at 9:56pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Phew - I'm relieved to hear that!
On 4 Jan 2008 at 10:00pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
I think a lion would do fine - probably wouldn't have to worry about it's poo!
On 6 Jan 2008 at 10:34am Mark wrote:
How can you say cats don't need grooming spinster?
They most certainly do need grooming.
On 6 Jan 2008 at 10:58am Apple Cart wrote:
Spinster, you imply that you need to invest time teaching your pet tricks! You must have lots of time on your hands as a busy pet owner, picking up sh*t and having to invent new and interesting tricks for your pet to perform.
I have never stepped in a cat sh*t or been wakened by the loud howls or barking from a cat.
Is a performing pet a sign of intelligence?
If I had a choice between Liv Tyler or Stephen Hawking, Jordan or Albert Einstein, I know which ones I would prefer - on second thoughts, maybe you're right.
On 6 Jan 2008 at 2:16pm Lewesianne wrote:
Well many a time, I'm woken by screaming and howling cats - most annoying. And.........my garden is covered in cat poo - not nice for the children. You can teach cats tricks by the way.....they will do some amazing moves if tin foil milk bottle tops are cellotaped to their feet!! So I was told.
And before all you cat lovers start, no, I wouldn't ever do this, but I knew someone who did this a long time ago.
On 6 Jan 2008 at 2:20pm FA wrote:
Air rifle for hire....£10 per day with as many air pellets as you like.
You'll have to wait a bit as there's a Heron that is taking too close an interest in my koi at the moment.
Anyone ever eaten Heron....or cat ???
On 6 Jan 2008 at 4:46pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
I like the tin foil and cellotape idea (obviously a Blue Peter trick) as well as the air rifle (not a Blue Peter trick).
I've never knowingly eaten cat or heron (although I have been to Asia).........I wonder what sauce would go well with them?
As cats are acidic beasts/vermin, I would suspect that a Alka-seltzer type sauce would go well with them!
On 6 Jan 2008 at 7:59pm Lewesianne wrote:
My friend's cat got cellotape stuck in one of it's paws once and it was hilarious watching it flip out. We tried to catch the stupid thing to remove it but it wouldn't stop and shot out the cat flap in a rather disturbed fashion.
I also watched a cat get it's head stuck in a tin can after rummaging through my dustbin, (This was in the days before recycling). That was amusing. It ran really fast up the garden and smacked into the bushes before disappearing round the corner. I would have helped it but apart from not being able to catch it, it seemed to be having lots of fun!
On 7 Jan 2008 at 11:10pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
I must remember to leave my tin cans lying around in the garden (lined with lily pollen too, just for good measure).