They do as long as your the one giving the gift. Not a god present to
be on the receiving end though.
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Well said. I agree 100%.
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Well said. I agree 100%. <br>
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<pre wrap="">in article <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
href="mailto:F4rZa.8062$ firstname.lastname@example.org">F4rZa.8062$ email@example.com</a>,
Fricker at <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
href="mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org"> email@example.com</a> wrote on 8/10/03 7:42 AM:
<pre wrap="">Dear Cats:
When I say to move, it means go someplace else, not switch positions
with one another so there are still three cats in the way.
The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other
dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in
the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming
your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the
The hallway was not designed by Nascar and is not a racetrack. Beating
me to the end of the hall is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help,
because I fall faster than you can run.
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king size bed. I am very sorry about
this. Do not think I will continue to sleep on the couch to ensure your
comfort. Look at videos of cats sleeping; they can actually curl up in a
ball. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to one another
stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking
tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to
maximize space used is nothing but kitty sarcasm.
My phone cord is not black licorice.
For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by
some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not
necessary to claw, whine, try to turn the knob, or get your paw under
the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same
door I entered. In addition, I have been using bathrooms for years;
feline attendance is not mandatory.
The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other cat's butt. I
cannot stress this enough. It would be such a simple change for you.
The bathroom sink is for washing hands and was not meant to be your
personal water fountain. I'm tired of being summoned to the bathroom
when you are ready for a drink. The bowl of water in the kitchen is not
contaminated and has no floaters! So from now on you will drink from
there... I put fresh water in daily! Rules for non pet owners who visit
and like to complain about our pets.
1. The cats live here. You don't.
2. If you don't want cat hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.
3. I like my cats a lot better than I like most people.
4. To you, he's a cat. To me, he's an adopted son who is short, hairy,
walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.
5. **cats are better than kids. They eat less, don't ask for money all
the time, are easier to train, sometimes come when called, never drive
your car, don't hang out with drug-using friends, don't smoke or drink,
don't worry about buying the latest fashions, don't wear your clothes,
don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and if they get pregnant,
the kittens make wonderful gifts.
This is great!!!
Had to put in my 2 cents worth. Living in an area where there are several
feral cats the thing that concerns me most is rabies. Animals do not always
show the symptoms of rabies (as my family learned in Big Lake Texas. Nearly
everyone in town played with and fed a stray cat which only began to look
sick several days afterward. Nearly everyone in town had to get rabies
shots at some $600 each)
If you truly care about your pets you make sure they have all thier shots
and proper meds (a dog with heartworm is truly a sad thing to see) You will
also make sure they are no threat to anyone. I have come close to killing a
dog only once and then it was a pit bull threatening a small child. The dog
was behind a very flimsy fence and the child walking home from school. The
dog was able to get part way out of the fence, if it had rushed the child I
would have hit it with my car. Needless to say if you have an animal of
that type you had better have it under control at all times. I have also
stood watch for kids when another neighbor's rottweiller gets out
(fortunately it's a very docile animal that doesn't get out of the driveway
when it gets out)
My dog is always under control when I take him outside. Most of my
neighbors don't do this.
We also have possums, squirrels (2 kinds), lots of birds, snakes, geckos,
anoles, and some feral dogs that live in the large city cared for easement
for the power company. I can truly say the only animal I ever wanted to get
rid of were the rats in the attic and a mouse in the house.
You could just pave over everything and stick in plastic and wood flowers,
carpet with artifical turf, etc. That would keep out all the annoying
"criters" :) I curse the squirrels for digging up my freshly planted
annuals, the kingfisher for eating my most attractive goldfish, my cats for
wiping out my rodent population, etc. but I leave it at that and acknowledge
they the have as much right to the earth as I do and that I no more "own" my
piece of acreage than those before me who dumped their garbage on it or
those after me that will probably dig up all my treasured plants and put in
a pool to drown their own or a neighbor's kid in.
Please don't harm innocent animals that don't know any better.
(probably the best)
Yeah right! As if spraying a racoon with water will dissuade it from ripping
into your garden.
Trapping is about the only way to deal with them (although I use a high voltage
electric fence around fruit trees at harvest time) and a quick submergence in
the trap (say 10 minutes or so) under water to make sure they are REALLY clean
before you 'release' them......
Drowning is a slow and painful death for animals as large as raccoons.
Although it was once considered acceptable, it is no longer considered humane.
If you must kill, consider humane methods, please.
What are the considered "humane methods" for killing animals
please.... I'm assuming raccoons, squirrels, groundhogs, possums,
I'm not a troll, I think some of these animals can be / are
pretty destructive esp. in agricultural communities....
Also having been bitten twice by unleashed dogs on my
property, I'm not a dog lover, but let's not discuss putting down
So broaden my education just a little..... are there humane methods
of killing animals without taking a shitload of them to the local
vet and paying for lethal injections.
On 21 Jul 2003 02:18:07 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Tyra Trevellyn)
This is definitely not my area and I hope, if you're as serious as you say, you
get some input from those with good information.
However, if you're a farmer or live in an agricultural community, you already
know the answer to your question. So I'm assuming you're living in a
residential area and don't like the incursion of the local wildlife on your
property. No matter, though, because aside from building an inpenetrable domed
fortress, you'll not be free of them because they live there. A "shitload" of
animals? Are you really declaring war on the entire native wildlife
population? (Note that some species are protected by law.)
Humane methods of animal destruction are methods whereby the animal is quickly
and painlessly rendered unconscious. A well-placed bullet, a blunt-force head
trauma, severed carotid arteries, sufficient electrical or chemical input, etc.
And of course these methods would need a very efficient administrator to carry
them out humanely.....
Tom Jaszewski email@example.com wrote:
I'm part of that 'us,' Tom. I was paraphrasing various bits of information
that serve as guidelines for the agricultural and livestock industries, as well
as for veterinary medicine. I'm sure you'll agree humane killing is indicated
in certain situations. If the OP happened upon an animal that was suffering,
I'd want him to see that there are options aside from drowning it. I certainly
wasn't condoning or encouraging killing for convenience.
Believing in the infinite grace of living things,
nNJ usa z7
I have read that, for humans at least, drowning is one of the easiest ways
to die. You inhale water into your lungs, then pass out from lack of oxygen.
No real pain is involved, at least according to the drowning victims reports
that I read. Obviously, they were rescued and revived before giving the
Yeah sure, blame the cat for you putting your top heavy plant someplace that
it can readily fall over.
You should try to be an adult and accept the blame for creating a situation
where the plant could fall over in the first place. It would appear that the
plant was long overdue for repotting.
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