My cat is tougher than your cat

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Sanity Inn, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Sanity Inn

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    oh man, I guess he ain't but i would be stupid enough to try and pet this one

    thanks all for the comments and understanding the problem out there :)
     
  2. rad1

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    We have bobcats and coyotes that walk down our street and through our front and back yards. Needless to say, there are no feral cats.

    Good for the op taking care of the cats.
     
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  3. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Auto-like for anyone that loves and helps out animals. :)
     
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  4. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Stories like this fill me with rage. I just don't understand how anyone can do that to an innocent animal. When I was growing up we had a next-door neighbor move out and abandon a puppy, but at least they let it roam the house, which I imagine sucked for the next tenant, but I simply do not comprehend the heartlessness it would take to just dump a pet in a cage and abandon the house.
     
  5. Milspec

    Milspec Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    The toughest cat I have ever seen was an old farm cat we had. He was all black and got caught in the enigne fan 3 times. Everytime it happened, we thought it was dead and tossed it in the ditch near the house and each time it would show up a few days later. After the 3rd event, he was down to one eye, one ear, 3 legs, half a tail, and a whole lot of maggots. We tried to catch it many times to put it out of its misery, but was never able to accomplish it. That cat lived another 3 years and fathered a couple dozen cats as well (must have been his charming personality).
     
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    Cats are tough anyway, and feral cats let it all hang out because they have to.

    I’m on a FL island that’s heavily wooded, with a lotta feral cats. My current dog will chase them on sight, but is also kinda afraid of them. One uses our rental house yard (just woods, really) as it’s litter box and my dog gets a bit uptight out there, quite often wanting to just go back in vs doing her thing. IMG_7543.JPG

    My previous dog was a 96 lb Lab. One day we walked by a cat sunning itself on a pad transformer about 10’ away. My Lab got quite interested until the cat folded it’s ears back and snarled, not giving an inch. My dog decided it was maybe best to move on. IMG_0020.JPG

    Tough critters, cats.
     
  7. dsutton24

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    Never understood why cats bring out the worst in some people.
     
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    Some sweet looking dogs there!
     
  9. don71

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    My friend had a couple of generations of siamese cats. One female in particular which we'll call meemaw, was lively and defensive. One day I witnessed that cat to completely diffuse an over bearing german shepard dog. The cat owned that dog by nothing more than claw pats to its nose and various gymnastic moves. He was discharged and legend has it, the cat rode the dog out of the neighborhood.

    I'm new to cats in general and consider them pretty amazing creatures. On some levels, they hold mystery for us hooman folks.
    I still hold the stereo type of the "cat lady" as most neighbor hoods have one. I now also understand the motives of said cat lady. My opinion of cats now is far and away of what it once was.
    I learned just last week, my community is beginning its third year of capture, neuter, and release. I had no idea. :oops:
     
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    That’s where my cat Grommet came from. In fact first night I had him he knocked my plate of pizza off the table to get at it. Guess he figured dinner was served.

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  11. Sanity Inn

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    I decided to update here rather than start a new thread, hope that's okay...

    Just over a month ago, I finally got some help saving a few of the ferals. They funded the neutering, and sponsored Earl the Gray for a couple weeks before we took him in. He is still skittish, but that's expected. I sure hope he is happier indoors than out.



    before he was fixed and looking in.... DSC_3574.JPG




    now indoors ...

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    I hate cats. But I've written here about feeding a feral momma in the parking lot at work. Felt it was my duty to not let an animal suffer. Well, she's fixed now and back out in the parking lot at work. A little more plump from friends and myself.
     
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    here's a tough one from the barn

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    no name, just your average badass barncat
     
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    Barney
     
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    We had a neighbour in Winnipeg who let her cats out (something I disagree with—they are indoor pets, unless you can get them to walk on a leash). One was a chunky tabby with one eye, a sawed-off tail, and half of one ear gone. I found out his name was Lucky.
     
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    I suspect our local feral cat is a bit tougher.
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  17. Sanity Inn

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    yup, I can't argue with that , and schmee's post #20, BUT I can hand feed mine,,, lol
     
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    We rescued this kitty from our woods behind the house when she was probably 5 weeks old. She had a broken leg and a big botfly larva in her head. We nursed her back to health and she is our dogs best friend.

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  20. tomkatf

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    Tough cats...
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