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    And the cat is thinking, "Lord, what fools these mortals be!"
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    Who let the dog's out---Who let the dawgs out-----Woof, woof. Cat's beware.


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    A guy in oregon got the black plague recently after being bitten while trying to help a cat which was suffocating on a rat. He pulled out the rat and the baskird bit him. I guess it's one of the few cases of the disease in modern us history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvalab View Post

    As someone who was sick for months with cat scratch disease, and at one point just assumed I was dying, I have a healthy respect for cats... And the diseases the carry. They really do creep me out, and nothing is more vile than the cat excrement kiss in the morning... Ew ew ew ew ew...
    If you die in a house with a cat, the first thing it will do is eat your eyeballs right out of your sockets. I'm not fond of them either (before I even knew that!). Have had a few barn cats, but never any in the house.
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    Both my girls know the command "Get the kitty", pretty much sums it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R. View Post
    If you die in a house with a cat, the first thing it will do is eat your eyeballs right out of your sockets. I'm not fond of them either (before I even knew that!). Have had a few barn cats, but never any in the house.
    I will tolerate a cat, and my allergies will tolerate a cat, but the only one I've ever really had a fondness for was an old battle-scarred Tom, when I lived in a filthy old apartment complex. He and his progeny kept the vermin in line, and if he liked you in particular (as he did me, I flatter myself to think) he'd come sit next to you on the landing, just for company's sake I think, sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Shaver View Post
    Id turn the dogs loose. The kitty would be up and over the fence before they could catch it and would be less likely to come back.
    +1

    Reading all the other replies I had no idea I was so insensitive.
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    Why must I be like that, oh why must I chase the cat. Ain't nothin but the dog in me. George Clinton a 20th Century Shakespeare
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    I have had 2 cats own me. Never again.... What is worse than kitty roca breathe is having your dog puke up kitty roca on the carpet.
    Sorry, but I open the slider and give my girls a little exercise if the neighbors darlings dare come over.

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    Like a dog fight, nothing good can happen when two animals are in attack mode. We are fortunate, we live next to a lot of open forest, which allows creatures large & small to thin out the unwary. We've always had cats to keep the rodents in check & chickens to eat the bugs, chickens are the messiest.

    The other day we watched a critter like the one in Hillary's picture stalk something & come up with it. From the distance the prey was off the ground I don't think it was a domestic kitty.

    One of our sons had a pound cat like the one in OP who spent time with us. Clean as a pin & not demanding as many other cats are. They are a cat breed.
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