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27th Apr 2013, 00:12
I have a Cat.

Actually three Cats.

One is my big Daughters, one is my wee Daughters.

The other is 'mine'.

Now, I know you don't own Cats etc. etc. and there's often Doggy threads on Pprune...

I'm making the case for Poody-Cats. I'm very fond of mine. She's only three but we met when she was under-age at five weeks.

Dogs? Tarts!

Any other Cat lovers here?

27th Apr 2013, 00:30
There's a little place located on the fringe of Chengdu
(Sichuan province) that serves very decent Cat and its
quite tasty! :)

27th Apr 2013, 01:14
There are a few of us JB members who are cat lovers. They are wonderful and low maintenance.

I've just inherited my mother's 2 cats, in addition to mine, so 3 is out of my comfort zone. But, they are well behaved, very loving and very respectful of the cat who was queen of her castle. Let's just say there is still room for adjustment, but otherwise, not as bad as I imagined.

I have to believe that if these were dogs, the upheaval would be greater for me. Something to be said about the feline species. :ok:

Nervous SLF
27th Apr 2013, 02:15
At least if you have several cats they will not turn into a pack ( like dogs can and do ), a pack that can and sometimes does kill their owners or others who are nearby.

27th Apr 2013, 02:15
Cats are THE best, none of that slobbering, fawning, jumping around, humping your leg, etc. of those miserable yapping hounds.:E
Just smooth, refined, clean, etc. :D:D.

We have two, used to have three but the old one just passed on to the fur ball of the skies.
Yours purringly,

27th Apr 2013, 02:17
Dogs have masters

Cats have servants


Nervous SLF
27th Apr 2013, 02:24
Be aware that a certain Milo person could well join this thread and he hates cats. :(

Shame really as otherwise he seems a very sound chap. :ok:

Nervous SLF
27th Apr 2013, 02:49
This dog was treated like a baby and lacked nothing but:-

Pitbull attacks owner | Rotorua Daily Post (http://www.rotoruadailypost.co.nz/news/pitbull-attacks-owner/1846390/)

You don't get that with cats :ok:

27th Apr 2013, 03:01
I'm very fond of pussy, but I couldn't eat a whole cat...

Loose rivets
27th Apr 2013, 04:09
If I want to get thrown out of an American do, I show them this:

Mrs. Slocombe's Pussy - YouTube

27th Apr 2013, 05:29
A House Without A Cat Is Not A Home.

Sadly out of cats at the moment, putting them in temporary lodgings when we go away is too traumatic - on us. The last house/cat sitter we charged with the responsibility failed in his primary duty, and we returned to a catless house, he reckoned he heard gunfire in the night - Possum hunting is great sport in NZ.

Couldn't bear to leave two behind when we emigrated to NZ, so paid good money to many vets and administrations to have them fly in with us, when we went to collect them from the Customs/Freight shed we were advised to get them outta here, fast! One noisy cat was driving the Hofficials mad, so no paperwork was examined - just go !

Check "Simons Cat" cartoons on YouTube, he has their mannerisms and habits to perfection

Mac the Knife
27th Apr 2013, 06:50
Cat man here

She has me trained to perfection.



Erwin Schroedinger
27th Apr 2013, 07:14
All cat lovers (and even those who aren't) should visit:

mugumogu's channel - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/mugumogu)

Be ready to fall in love.


27th Apr 2013, 07:24
Our cat adopted us. It came to us as a stray and against my advice and judgement, SWMBO fed and watered it. (I would have watered it too, by turning the hose on it, an effective and not cruel way of making it realise that its presence is not required).

It only comes in to be fed, it has put on about 10 kilos since we got it. It yowls outside to be let in, goes straight to the food bowl, yowls to be fed, then yowls to be let out again.

It will only let you pick it up for about 5 seconds, then it struggles to be put down and snaps and hisses. It hates dogs, and has scared our friends' dogs away.

Pointless animals.

27th Apr 2013, 08:14
Any other Cat lovers here?

I like cats, independent and mean minded as they sometimes can be.

I find that if I disdain them they immediately are affectionate whereas if I try and be friendly I am despised and abused as happened with a girlfriend's cat many years ago. Jelly Roll Morton (the cat) took against me (how could such a thing be possible)? The relationship hit a new low when upon jumping out of our shared bed one morning I pulled my jeans on only to find that the cat had taken a huge dump down one of the trouser legs!

Yes, I love cats but keep only dogs now! :eek:

Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw -
For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
For when they reach the scene of crime - Macavity's not there!

Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
And when you reach the scene of crime - Macavity's not there!
You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air -
But I tell you once and once again, Macavity's not there!

Mcavity's a ginger cat, he's very tall and thin;
You would know him if you saw him, for his eyes are sunken in.
His brow is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly domed;
His coat is dusty from neglect, his whiskers are uncombed.
He sways his head from side to side, with movements like a snake;
And when you think he's half asleep, he's always wide awake.

Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
For he's a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity.
You may meet him in a by-street, you may see him in the square -
But when a crime's discovered, then Macavity's not there!

He's outwardly respectable. (They say he cheats at cards.)
And his footprints are not found in any file of Scotland Yard's.
And when the larder's looted, or the jewel-case is rifled,
Or when the milk is missing, or another Peke's been stifled,
Or the greenhouse glass is broken, and the trellis past repair -
Ay, there's the wonder of the thing! Macavity's not there!

And when the Foreign Office find a Treaty's gone astray,
Or the Admiralty lose some plans and drawings by the way,
There may be a scrap of paper in the hall or on the stair -
But it's useless to investigate - Mcavity's not there!
And when the loss has been disclosed, the Secret Service say:
`It must have been Macavity!' - but he's a mile away.
You'll be sure to find him resting, or a-licking of his thumbs,
Or engaged in doing complicated long-division sums.

Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
There never was a Cat of such deceitfulness and suavity.
He always has an alibi, and one or two to spaer:
At whatever time the deed took place - MACAVITY WASN'T THERE!
And they say that all the Cats whose wicked deeds are widely known
(I might mention Mungojerrie, I might mention Griddlebone)
Are nothing more than agents for the Cat who all the time
Just controls their operations: the Napoleon of Crime!


Milo Minderbinder
27th Apr 2013, 08:22
theres enough evidence in this thread http://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/503084-cats.html to show that cats are disease-carrying evil sh1t-dropping wildlife-killing monster biting clawing health hazards and should be eradicated.
If you need to have a pet get something environmentally innocuous like a hamster. Or an Axolotl.

27th Apr 2013, 08:41
get something environmentally innocuous like a hamster. Or an Axolotl.Only one though, they are cannibalistic. No matter how many you get, you are still likely to end up with one.

27th Apr 2013, 08:45
I've never understood this cat v dog thing. For the last 40+ years the TTN household has always included at least one dog and one or more cats. They've always get on, although in some cases it's been what you might call an uneasy truce. I wouldn't be without either of the present incumbents. Our cat went up several notches in our estimation recently when after many patient hours staking out mole hills it presented us with a dead mole. Now there's a species that I'd happily see exterminated!

27th Apr 2013, 08:53
cats are disease-carrying evil....

You'd like that place in Sichuan Milo - the cats are skinned then boiled
followed by a full gutting. The ensuing frying (or roasting if you prefer)
kills any remaining bugs. Seen them do it and all very hygienic...much
better and far cleaner than its competitors elsewhere.

Cats aren't all that meaty but make for a pleasant fat-reduced lunch
when served with noodles on the side and traditional condiments.

Milo Minderbinder
27th Apr 2013, 08:57
Yum yum yum
sounds real authentic Chinese food. Do the Sichuan season them in any way?

27th Apr 2013, 09:03
Sounds good to me Slasher, anything to get rid of the flea ridden vermin. But I'd be just a bit wary of eating something that spends so much time licking its own shit.

Lon More
27th Apr 2013, 09:06
theres enough evidence in this thread .... to show that Milo is a disease-carrying evil sh1t-dropping wildlife-killing monster

Milo Minderbinder
27th Apr 2013, 09:09
Personally I reckon all those people who actually like cats have the Toxoplasmosis gondii bug in their brains.
Makes their driving less safe as well: infected people tend to take more risks. There'd be far fewer crashes and injuries if we banned all cat lovers from driving. It would save the NHS a fortune.

27th Apr 2013, 09:09
Do the Sichuan season them in any way?

Yeh mate - but central China being what it is hygiene isn't up there
with health and safety. The little place just outside of town though
was much much different and serves Cat with Traditional or Western
seasoning. I went Traditional (very little MSG too) and found it quite
good - reasonably priced with enough bang for one's imparted yuan.
Only been there twice but I haven't overnighted Chengdu in a long

As for your run-of-the-mill pussy cats like Fluffy or Tiddles I don't
exactly love 'em - but I don't hate 'em either. The only feline I did
like around was Porky (RIP). He was a real bloody gone character.

27th Apr 2013, 09:10
And to think that I thought that Milo was an Australian invented chocolate and malt powder used to invigorate a plain glass of milk...!

I guess Joseph Heller would also be surprised! ;)


27th Apr 2013, 09:13
Is this thread going to go the way of the Pigeon Thread that graced this forum some years ago! ;)


Makes their driving less safe as well: infected people tend to take more risks.

I love the smell of testosterone in the morning, smells like...

27th Apr 2013, 09:16
Glad to discover you're Catty. :ok:

For my own part, I have a very rewarding thing going with my pet Cat, 'Christmas Eve'- for that is the name I gave her.

She is a vicious creature, but very rewarding in her own way.

You get out, what you put in- like most pets, but in the the case of Cats, it's up to you to do the putting in, and up to the Cat what you get back.

A much more complex and conditional bargain than might be expected from a pet critter (especially- whisper it!- a d.o.g. With these it is basically 'feed me. I love you'. But I'm not bashing dugs though. each to their own.:ok:).

My Cat is a beautiful, loving (sometimes), happy and wicked creature who I feel genuinely privileged to look after.

'Dogs have owners, Cats have staff' is the version I heard.

Glad to find so many Cat lovers here on Pprune. :ok:

27th Apr 2013, 09:36
Somehow we have ended up with a COG, that is a cat who thinks he's a dog!

Very affectionate, walks to heal when we walk the hounds ( interestingly tail down when outside 10 yrds, tail up when within the inclusion zone!).

Occasionally performs stealthy use of all available cover ( to sound track of Mission Impossible ) when outside the zone.

Mr T ( large and black) also wrestles with 2nd Lab ( always going for the throat!! ) in a blond / black furball.

Mr T does not scratch, bite or do the other unpleasant things that many other cats have a tendency.

He does demand tummy scratching and regularly head butts us on our fists or heads if we are sitting down.

Is also a great ratter!

green granite
27th Apr 2013, 09:41
I like cats, they keep the ring necked dove population down to a sensible level. :E

27th Apr 2013, 09:56
I once did something useful with a Cat.

Needed to get a cable under the attic floor which was covered in laminate, so a big job to lift it all.

The ceiling was lath and plaster so I dropped 'Alfred the Cat', for it was he- down a hole onto the lath with a bit string tied 'round his belly.

Wife then 'che-che'd' him and he pulled the string along to her end and we then pulled the cable through.

So, Cats can be useful! :ok:

Lon More
27th Apr 2013, 10:20
I think I could develop a taste for Chinese (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2008751/Tasteless-Food-festival-Yulin-China-celebrates-canine-culinary-culture--15-000-dogs-menu.html)


27th Apr 2013, 11:14
Purr-n-Fur UK | Simon of HMS Amethyst, awarded the Dickin Medal (http://www.purr-n-fur.org.uk/famous/simon.html)

A rather brave cat who stared down Red China.

27th Apr 2013, 11:28

Dear Mods, referring to Milo's post #4...

27th Apr 2013, 11:47
OMG - Slasher posted a picture of a pussy with a real cat in it! What's JB coming to?

Milo Minderbinder
27th Apr 2013, 11:49
I used to work as a team leader in a computer help desk callcentre

One day a chap called in, asking for help in reloading Windows 98 back on his machine, as the hard drive had been reformatted
The Scots guy who took the call asked how that had happened
The answer (I was listening in as duty supervisor)
"My cat did it when she jumped on the keyboard and tapped the keys"

I collapsed in laughter, the Scots lad asked (in broadest Glaswegian)to speak to the cat to offer it a job as "the cat can do more than half of our staff here can".

Customer screams abuse and slams the phone down

27th Apr 2013, 11:55
If cats can play the Hammond organ then why not the keys on a PC.

Charlie Schmidt's Keyboard Cat! - THE ORIGINAL! - YouTube


27th Apr 2013, 12:06

Milo Minderbinder
27th Apr 2013, 12:14
Didn't realise you were a cat-man Slash

I would have thought the rabies risk where you live would have indoctrinated you against them
how do the locals get round that problem? Or don't they?

27th Apr 2013, 12:18
Nah I'm not mate - don't like 'em but I don't hate 'em.

Porky was the only one I sorta really liked.

27th Apr 2013, 12:19
The Aussie girls are far more frightening than any threat of rabies I am sure. In fact I am sure a couple of Aussie girls I met at The Church were rabid!

The Church Party Bar (http://thechurchlondon.com/)


27th Apr 2013, 13:15
Somehow we have ended up with a COG, that is a cat who thinks he's a dog!

Yup, got one of them. Little bugger plays "fetch", rolls over to get his belly rubbed and has even "learned" the odd "trick" to make people think he's cute as hell.

And he growls whenever he sees the postman nearby......

27th Apr 2013, 13:25
Cats would be fine if they didn't destroy the local wild bird life. We have some high-tech cat scarers (they work!).

We now have a garden with resident thrushes, blackbirds, bluetits, great tits, chaffinches, swallows (and more) and a group of regular visiting green woodpeckers. And no cats.

27th Apr 2013, 13:56
Great thread; there's a wonderful Les Barker track "Guide Cats For The Blind" ... It's the first track on the albums, in support of British Computer Association of the Blind.

27th Apr 2013, 14:14
This post is the songbirds' and small rodents' revenge.
Death to all cats.

A b
If you really do enjoy searching for and looking at images like those you posted you really need to get a life.:yuk:

Erwin Schroedinger
27th Apr 2013, 16:12
In his defence, he was probably Google Imaging for 'pussy', which isn't too productive.

...erm, allegedly.

27th Apr 2013, 17:32
It's the songbirds and wildlife that need a life. Geddit?

Songbirds, bah humbug, nasty noisy little creatures. We had some around here, making all that racket early in the morning, couldn't get a proper sleep in on Saturday or Sunday mornings.

But we have cats, after a few months, no more irritating little feathered terrorists.

No more bird crap all over our cars and patio as an added bonus. :ok:

Milo Minderbinder
27th Apr 2013, 20:32
good cat video


27th Apr 2013, 20:36
Gives you a perverse pleasure showing animals being killed, does it then. :rolleyes:

Seems a bit sick to me nor do I believe should it be allowed here, but it's not my website.

Milo Minderbinder
27th Apr 2013, 20:52
Just consider how many birds and marsupials have been saved by killing that feral cat

27th Apr 2013, 21:04
Just consider how many birds and marsupials have been saved by killing that feral cat

Yeah, cats are a real threat to the British Kangaroo population. :rolleyes:

Still does not excuse the perverse video.

27th Apr 2013, 22:16
Bizarre and troubling. Every time I have seen a thread which mentions cats, in any context, people seem to feel the need to "contribute" with suggestions of killings. Don't like cats? Don't post. It's childish, particularly when done purely to offend. What other reason would there be?

27th Apr 2013, 23:00
Gives you a perverse pleasure showing animals being killed, does it then.
Seems a bit sick to me nor do I believe should it be allowed here, but it's not
my website

Totally agree CP. It's the fact that some seem to get pleasure from it that worries me.

27th Apr 2013, 23:05
No shack, in your haste to score a point with a cheap and utterly un-original
snipe you've failed to understand the post.

It's the songbirds and
wildlife that need a life. Geddit?

No, I understood your post perfectly for the revolting piece that it is. Still, if it turns you on......

Milo Minderbinder
27th Apr 2013, 23:06
Cats are one of the greatest global threats to wildlife. They need to be killed, and the point needs to be made frequently less people forget.
That video was from Australia, but the problem is worldwide, including the UK and USA

27th Apr 2013, 23:11
Total shite, Milo. And even if it were true, what exactly is the point of posting the video of a cat being killed? In case we don't understand writing??

27th Apr 2013, 23:43
People who abuse animals often go on to abuse humans.

It's a 'classic' ie, well proven indicator.

28th Apr 2013, 01:58
Milo could I ask what made you hate 'em so much?
As I said I don't like cats but I don't hate them to
the point of wanting to stick 'em all in death camps.

I hate rats - but I realise rats just do what rats do.
If the rat's in my house - a threat - he's dead meat.
If he's out in the bush that's his business. I don't go
round the block shooting 'em with my Enfield just for
the hell of it.

I've long known the arrogance of the human specie
and I don't kill animals unless - 1. For food or some
other useful purpose 2. If a direct threat to me and/or
my family - or a potential threat to same is obvious.
3. Culling is an absolute necessity for safety and/or

So why do ya hate 'em so much? Were you wronged
by one once? :confused:


28th Apr 2013, 05:50
Cats are one of the greatest global threats to wildlife
Animals kill and eat other animals, that's the way wildlife is. Can't see how pet cats could possibly be a global threat. The owner as a species would be a far greater threat anyway.
It's the fact that some seem to get pleasure from it that worries me.
from 'it' or from upsetting people (no, I didn't watch the video, not so naive any more :E). Although quite a lot of 'human pleasures' do make one doubt they - as a species - could be a divine creation.

Rwy in Sight
28th Apr 2013, 06:30
Cats even stray ones are useful to keep the mice/rat population in check at urban dwellings.

And a question to cat haters: do you have the same feelings for other hunters like sharks or snakes?

Rwy in Sight

Loose rivets
28th Apr 2013, 06:42
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/walnaze/alrightwhof.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/walnaze/media/alrightwhof.jpg.html)

Not even, Wezzitgorn? amuses him now. Used to make him larf.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/walnaze/Animals/DSC_0856.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/walnaze/media/Animals/DSC_0856.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/walnaze/Animals/DSC_0847.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/walnaze/media/Animals/DSC_0847.jpg.html)

28th Apr 2013, 06:49
careful with the keyboard - our dachs managed to hit the 3-key combination that switched it to some other weird alphabet (restart got the old one back, as the IT-guy didn't remember which combination it could be).

Erwin Schroedinger
28th Apr 2013, 07:43
I guess its the mouse you've really got to keep out of a cat's reach.

28th Apr 2013, 07:57
Cats are little evils that can kill innocent mouses for pleasure only.

Dogs are reliable friends that can feel when you are sad and act accordingly, something a cat cannot do.

Dogs can be cop, medical help, and work for search and rescue. Something a cat wouldn' even do in dreams.

However I had a cat when I was a child that was very quiet and loving. He was always fully relaxed each time I took him in my arms or carried him. Never met this kind of cat since, they seem to be hysterical and have psychologic troubles most of the time despite their small brains that makes little possibility for brain bug/psychologic damage.

Dog anytime.

28th Apr 2013, 08:25
Dogs are reliable friends that can feel when you are sad and act accordingly, something a cat cannot do.

What's 'accordingly'? Cats can teach one independence, a very valuable lesson.

28th Apr 2013, 08:34
Professional Pilots Rumour Network showing videos of animals being killed, I bet Internet Brands really appreciate posts like that, great for the forum' reputation eh...

You are one sick mofo.

Well done.

Lon More
28th Apr 2013, 08:36
There seem to be two Milos on JB. One is a rabid cat hater, the other is a much loved pet.

28th Apr 2013, 09:40
And both would probably appreciate a good scratch behind the ears.... ;)

Nervous SLF
28th Apr 2013, 09:56
Quote "Dogs are reliable friends that can feel when you are sad and act accordingly, something a cat cannot do."

Yes and as I said earlier they can and do kill their owners - something a domestic cat doesn't do.

I had a cat who would wait for my car to come home and she would jump inside when I opened the door. When my wife came home in her car
the cat just ignored her. :) That cat also used to follow me when I walked from our motel to the local garage to buy cakes for our staff to eat
at tea break. She died almost 4 years ago but I still miss her.

28th Apr 2013, 10:00
Spent some time today at the local Animal Welfare League rehoming centre. We went to look at the dogs, but started by going through the cat section first. There were some very lovable kitties there, some just eager to love and be loved. My wife is not a cat person, but was sorely tempted, with the deciding factor being that there are many local birds we feed: butcher birds, magpies, lorikeets, cockatoos, corellas and sundry 'hangers on'. We just didn't want to create tension for ourselves, so we moved on to look at the dogs.

I believe there are many responsible cat owners that get loved and give love, and I salute you. The fact that I prefer a dog is my choice, and shouldn't diminish your pleasure:ok:

28th Apr 2013, 11:09
.. about what is the perfect mammal. Been around for tens of thousands of years and still perfectly adapted to life on earth. And cute too.

So humans don't stand a chance. Can anyone suggest a more worthy winner than the cat?

Hamster? Dogs are just smelly sh!t machines.

28th Apr 2013, 11:41
Probes, I fear it's too late. When 50% of folks in town are on their mobiles "communicating": I'm on the bus, I'm not on the bus, I will be on the bus, meet me...?

Cats will never need or be dependent on anyone, especially not dogs.

28th Apr 2013, 12:37

28th Apr 2013, 14:27
everybody seems to like cuteable kittens, but grown up cats are another story, In a sense the cat is training you.

I have a cat which likes my lap and keyboard and has no regard for interruptions in my space.

On the other hand the real reason I no longer have a dog is that both of us would get too attached when either one of us died. With a cat, a quick trip to the pound and a cuteable kitten solves the sorrow.

My wife and I don't agree, but I wouldn't spend any money on an expensive operation on a cat. I would just leave it at the vet to snuff it while I made a quick trip to the pound for a newer model.

The cat understands and would do the same for me when my lap is no longer available.

28th Apr 2013, 14:44
..........................Milo (http://www.cuteness.com/popular/cats/name/Milo/838).

Milo Minderbinder
28th Apr 2013, 15:57
1) They slaughter wild birds
2) They crap everywhere
3) Toxoplasmosis
4) They crap everywhere
5) They keep you awake at night howling
6) They crap everywhere
7) They are evil spawn of the devil
8) They crap everywhere
9) The bloody things give me asthma - I'm allergic to the effing things

And why am I allergic to them? Bloody witchcraft.
Once had a girlfriend on the Isle of Man (her of the raw egg and other ingredient morning pick-me-ups)
Her younger sister was a fully paid up practicing member of the local Wiccan host. She was a devotee of Stella from Jurby Junk (Granddaughter of Howard Picton - note the aviation content). She in turn had been trained to be a High Priestess of the Art by Gerald Gardner, who in turn was best pals with that evil bastard Aleister Crowley (who is reputed to be Barbara Bush's real father) (Google them if you want to know more)
Anyway, there I was in the sisters bedroom, with her young black kitten (Venom) on my lap, sleeping. The sister was - as usual - doped up on pills, and me and the GF were trying to work out just what she'd taken and whether we needed to (again) call for medical help.
Anyway, twas at this stage that I realised that she had no underwear on, and that her unusual carrot coloured hair was in fact natural. Suddenly the sister sat up, alert, yelled at the kitten "kill him Venom" and the f*cking thing clawed me down to the bone on the back of my hand and fingers.
Pure bloody witchcraft - the little thing did exactly what she said, even to trying to bite me before I managed to throw it off me.
Ever since then, all cats have hated me, and if I go into a room with them I get severe asthmatic attacks. Never had a problem before that thing clawed me.

They're evil. Really bloody evil.
And I never did get to shag the sister

28th Apr 2013, 16:05

"Animals kill and eat other animals, that's the way wildlife is. Can't see how pet cats could possibly be a global threat."

The problem is, the "pet" cat today which as we all know owners let out to fend for themselves just go around killing birds.

Secondly, the number of cats out there is out of all proportion to what
would be considered normal.

And finally, so many of those cats become wild cats that just become killing machines.

We have a huge problem with wild cats here in Aus killing all the native species - parrots, ground birds, marsupials etc.

The best thing about Cats is making paddock pizza.

28th Apr 2013, 16:52
They are evil spawn of the devil

They're evil. Really bloody evil.

Me and rgbrock feel the same way
about brussels fcuking sprouts! :yuk:

28th Apr 2013, 16:54
Dogs are reliable friends that can feel when you are sad and act accordingly, something a cat cannot do

You ain't met my cats. If you're down or sick they'll spend the entire time curled in with you as they know something ain't "right" and it's like they thin they can change it for the better.

28th Apr 2013, 17:04
Probes, I fear it's too late. When 50% of folks in town are on their mobiles "communicating": I'm on the bus, I'm not on the bus, I will be on the bus, meet me...?
:p - well, that's funny. Or rather it's not. But some day they've got to get bored with it?

Slash - that has to be some other Milo in the link, that one's from Normalville :E.

Milo, that explains some, but still - why poke the threads where cat-people discuss their good experience? And even so killing videos are not the best rage management probably :rolleyes:. I was clawed from hip to toe (almost) when a kitten tried to jump on my lap and I happened to stand at that precise moment, but it wasn't its fault. Still got a slight scar.
As for cats the birdkillers - don't think posting killing videos would help any.

500N - ditto.

P.S - tastes differ. I love "brussels fcuking sprouts".

28th Apr 2013, 17:08

Re your Milo comment, I agree.

I saw this thread when it was first posted and decided then
to leave it to the cat "lovers".

IMHO, no need to show videos of it.

28th Apr 2013, 17:14
You ain't met my cats

Same here, if someone is down, our cats are there, if for no other reason than just to lay in your lap.

Our cats will come to us when called, something cats will never do according to some. Hell, they come quicker sometimes than our Great Pyrenees will, as she does have a stubborn streak at times.

Just to remind all and any, we have two dogs and five cats, they are all buddies and coexists very happily.

29th Apr 2013, 02:03
Its nice to know Ceiling Cat got caught once -


29th Apr 2013, 04:27
In rural Alberta, cats have to be careful what with coyotes, hawks and owls. There's not much in the way of avifauna that are easy meals for cats and lots more that can give cats, sometimes even dogs, a good thrashing.

And there's great gobs of Richardson ground squirrels, and pocket gophers that that the cats ain't making much of a dent into.

Every now and again, I suggest to my glider club that we set up a hibernaculum and sandpile and invite some bullsnakes to set up shop:}

29th Apr 2013, 04:38
Dr John Wamsley is an Australian environmental campaigner noted for his dislike of cats, particularly the feral variety which have been blamed for the destruction of native species. Wamsley entered the public eye when he attended a tourism awards ceremony wearing a hat made from the pelt of a dead feral cat. The ensuing controversy led to a change in the law, allowing feral cats to be legally killed


http://i1.cpcache.com/product_zoom/281695152/neighborhood_cats_make_great_hats_bumper_sticker.jpg?color=W hite&height=460&width=460&padToSquare=true

29th Apr 2013, 09:25
Anyone remember Oscar the Cat? He was the one cat you didn't want to jump on your bed if you were young and healthy, but if you were on death's door in the Hospice I suspect his presence may have given comfort.

El Grifo
29th Apr 2013, 15:33
Yep, have had both dogs and cats, but without doubt I am a cat person. Here is a particularly cool little cat who changed the life of his new "servant"

A Street Cat Named Bob - YouTube

29th Apr 2013, 15:45
This grande dame comes when called - as fast as her three little legs will carry her.


29th Apr 2013, 15:49
probes: What's 'accordingly'? Cats can teach one independence, a very valuable lesson.
Their behaviors shows: they look at you, put face against face and want make you to react.

29th Apr 2013, 15:57
I'm glad someone's posted links to Oscar and Bob. I've read the books written about them.
Oscar is very interesting. Most folks have figured out how he does it. No one knows why he does it. An extraordinary cat.

Bob's story is brilliant. A very uplifting story. Hard to say who needed rescuing more. :)

29th Apr 2013, 18:12
Our golden retriever (with a few bits added- 10% Beagle according to his DNA analysis) does not like cats. Her indoors brought two cats home, about six months old who were due for the chop at the local cat rescue.

After a week the dog bit one of the cats which was eating from his food bowl, causing a minor puncture wound to the cats upper front leg. Said cat walked with a limp for three days. Lots of goody drugs cured him and ameliorated the pain.

Two weeks later he is still going for the dogs food bowl. Dog is less than impressed and we are keeping them apart.

I thought a limbic brain would learn that an animal 25 times your mass that has caused you pain would be something to avoid?

What is it with cats???

29th Apr 2013, 18:27
I thought a limbic brain would learn that an animal 25 times your mass that has caused you pain would be something to avoid?

Bet the cat wins in the end. :p

Loose rivets
29th Apr 2013, 20:03
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/walnaze/Animals/Catgetsshaved.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/walnaze/media/Animals/Catgetsshaved.jpg.html)

I put this on last night, but took it off again lest it offended the sensibilities of the ladies. But what the heck.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/walnaze/Animals/8thOct06010.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/walnaze/media/Animals/8thOct06010.jpg.html)

Lon More
29th Apr 2013, 20:59
I hope it didn't decide to play with the Christmas ornaments

30th Apr 2013, 12:41
I thought a limbic brain would learn that an animal 25 times your mass that has caused you pain would be something to avoid?

What is it with cats???

Perhaps they have been covertly reading over your shoulder while on Pprune, and somehow in the process they contracted Miloplasmosis, making them fearless in the face of canine dangers.

1st May 2013, 14:26
Deadly cat feces killing thousands of marine mammals

Reuters. Killer kitty poop: Parasites from cat and opossum feces are contributing to marine mammal deaths.

http://newsbcpcol.stb.s-msn.com/amnews/i/3d/eb89cf308282989e5656a59e877ed_h17_w0_m6_lfalse.jpg15 hr ago By Anastasia Poland of MSN News[/URL]

Feces, specifically from outdoor cats and wild possums, are the culprit in some severe and unusual marine mammal deaths.

Despite the continued online popularity of the videoed interaction between a nuzzling cat and curious dolphin, scientists are pointing out that the intersection between the two species could be having a catastrophic effect on the marine mammals.
A disturbing trend was found in a [URL="http://www.nih.gov/news/health/may2011/niaid-25.htm"]six-year study that monitored marine mammals in the Pacific Northwest (https://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3a%2f%2fnews.msn.com%2fscience-technology%2fdeadly-cat-feces-killing-thousands-of-marine-mammals%23tscptmf&t=Deadly+cat+feces+killing+thousands+of+marine+mammals). More than 5,000 dead marine mammals (dolphins, porpoises, sea otters, seals, sea lions and three species of whale) were observed, many of them suffering from encephalitis (brain swelling) long associated with Toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite. The study was published by the National Institutes of Health in 2011.
The issue at hand is the feces from outdoor cats. The waste product contains T. gondii, a parasite that live its entire life cycle inside a cat. T. gondii also is happy enough in other animals, including humans and, as noted, marine mammals.
According to Scientific American, up to one-quarter of people in the U.S. house the parasite, and it is the reason why women are warned against cleaning cat litter boxes while pregnant (the parasite can cause birth defects).

Lon More
1st May 2013, 14:42
as Disraeli said, "Lies, damned lies, and statistics." you can prove anything you want with statistics.
The swimming cats of Van don't seem to have wiped out marine life there.

edited to add a parasite that live its entire life cycle inside a cat. T. gondii also is happy enough in other animals,
So which is true? Inside cats or other animals? Maybe the cats are infected by the dolphins?

1st May 2013, 14:43
Very good, lomopaseo. Care now to discuss the E. coli, salmonella and giardia in dogshit?

1st May 2013, 15:10
Very good, lomopaseo. Care now to discuss the E. coli, salmonella and giardia in dogshit?

because most dogs are dumb enough to eat catshit

end of discussion

El Grifo
1st May 2013, 15:28
My dog ate sheepshit :ugh:

Never in my puff have I seen a dog eatin catshit !

reckon that is bullshit !!

1st May 2013, 15:59
My dog ate sheepshit :ugh:

It may gross you out but it's quite normal dog behaviour. Horse manure is quite popular with canines too.

Never in my puff have I seen a dog eatin catshit !

You've obviously not been paying attention then, unless 'puff' refers to some chemically induced state? :}

Catshit is very popular amongst canine diners. Mainly due to the overly rich diet many cat owners give to their pets, hence there is actually plenty of goodness left in the shit that the little shits bury in other people's gardens.

reckon that is bullshit !!

Bullshit on the other hand is not terribly popular amongst the superior pet species. Let's face it, would YOU eat that pile of slop? :yuk:


1st May 2013, 16:04


1st May 2013, 17:00


Very :)

Wouldn't happen in our household though ........... :E

The little feline darlings round here have learned to give our garden, and in particular our flower beds, a very wide berth indeed :ok:

El Grifo
1st May 2013, 17:05
Had exactly the same combo once.

Shit eating Retreiver and a very agile cat. Best of friends.

"Puff" being a scotchism for life cargosales :=

Is that my old house :eek:

1st May 2013, 17:16
Cat and owl playing. [VIDEO] (http://www.wimp.com/catowl/)

1st May 2013, 17:24
Our neighbours are away and we are looking after their house. They profess to be Buddhists but keep a bird in a cage, with shit and feathers all over. I hate anything caged.

I am not a cat lover, but comparing the two, it's cat any time in preference to caged bird.

1st May 2013, 17:49
This guy showed up one day covered in briars and cockleburs and was generally in a pretty sorry state.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/Vaqueroaero/2011-12-03190153_zps71b67cd8.jpg (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/Vaqueroaero/media/2011-12-03190153_zps71b67cd8.jpg.html)

I was having a major problem with rabbits at the time and he quickly showed that he was the answer to the problem. Full grown rabbits are his thing. Nothing quite like seeing him springing across the field like Tigger with his tail straight up chasing one down. He showed my brother in law's dog who was boss with one swift whack across the nose. The only animals I've seen him be really wary of are the chickens. Just after he showed up we were in the chicken pen and he decided to go after one which proved to be a big mistake. The rest of the flock got on him quicker than I could believe and he made an emergency exit up the fence. Since then there has always been an uneasy truce.

He loves to go on walks with us, is a great lap cat and will leap out of the bushes on to a ball if we are playing out in the garden. He spends the nights outside patrolling the area and in the mornings comes in, eats and jumps on to the chair. He has a great character and although I'm not a full blown cat lover I shall miss him when he's gone.

2nd May 2013, 06:58
On occasions I did see dogs eating Porky's catshit.

Probly in the hope they'd get nice and strong like
him and one day kick his feline arse (which they
never could) akin to why a few Chinese prefer to
consume tiger bones.

Nervous SLF
2nd May 2013, 09:54
As it is starting to get colder during the night now I suggested to SWMBO that this year we turn the electric blanket on the spare bed on.
We could perhaps set it on low as our elderly cat likes to sleep on the spare bed and I am concerned as she seems to feel the cold more these days.
I do of course refer to the cat feeling the cold as SWMBO is adverse to admitting that she feels a bit cold.
Anyone agree with me or am I being stupid?

2nd May 2013, 10:42
When we came home this evening we found this guy warming himself on the roadside outside our house, carefully being carefully observed by the neighbours cat. Maybe the cat was wondering where all his rats and mice had gone.

The cat returned to watch him disappear into the garden. I think the cat is too big for the snake to eat, so hopefully they will co-exist in harmony.

2nd May 2013, 11:28
This monster arrived one summer night and made himself at home. When he arrived he was scrawny and small, with matted fur full of burrs and other goodies, that we thought he was a little kitten. In fact he was 7 years old. He scratched and bit when we tried to clean him up so we left him alone and he gradually cleaned himself up and put on weight.

He is still unfriendly and aggressive as the middle photo shows in that display of claws, specially when disturbed from his hiding place on a chair under the table.

He's done nothing to make me like cats, but the thought of anyone mistreating an animal is one I find abhorrent.


2nd May 2013, 12:06

Good for you. :ok:

A little common kindness is no bad thing.

3rd May 2013, 01:52
Well, I have had a number of cats. I had a pure black one named "Phantom", after the jet, not the show. Then I had a grey tabby named "Loola". Then I got married and my soon to be ex wife got me a grey tabby named Jane. Jane and I were roommates, as we lived in the same house, but she got out and became pregnant. I came home from work and saw Reg, my little buddy, 10 hours old. I watched him learn to eat cat food, learn to walk, to purr. He is my little pal. He is diabetic, and I have to look after him, but I appreciate that. He gets 2 units of Insulin twice a day,

3rd May 2013, 09:14
As it is starting to get colder during the night now I suggested to SWMBO that this year we turn the electric blanket on the spare bed on.
We could perhaps set it on low as our elderly cat likes to sleep on the spare bed and I am concerned as she seems to feel the cold more these days.

We have several kitties with bedroom privileges, ranging from 2 yrs to 18.
A quasi-Alpine climate means nights can be cold near any day of year and for sure will be cold on many during the chilly half. A wood stove provides area heat for the BR in winter, but electric blanket warmth seals the deal. The kitties snug-up to stove or blankets with increasing vigor as temps descend but the enduring warmth of the electric sort wins out. Partly to reduce competition for the resource and partly for convenience of older kitties that practically live there in cold periods, we added a second electric blankie of a simpler sort that runs down bed centerline and often stays active 24x7 in snow times. Folded over a couple times and run at low power strictly for the critters, it acts exactly like a cat-magnet and clearly brings grreat comfort and satisfaction to the mousers. Find it quite agreeable m'self as foot-warmer sometimes when coming in chilled and damp by snow or rain after a wee hour walking patrol of roads and ditches with dog and shovel.

3rd May 2013, 13:01
Capitnion Copy that.

3rd May 2013, 19:35
We have two dogs and two cats. They seem to know when it is time for bed. There is a stampede of animals and humans (dragging along behind) at night through the house to get to the bed first to get a good spot. We, of course, are last in so we get what's left. We recently got a new bed which is very high. One dog is a tad chubby and can't make the jump, even with a running start. She tried a few times-we lay there listening to her rumbling along in preparation for her leap followed by a dull thud. She has a dog bed now. One down, three to go!

3rd May 2013, 19:50
11Fan Senior and his feline companion, out for a walk.


Milo Minderbinder
3rd May 2013, 20:41
Animals in the bed?
Have you never heard of hygiene? I bet you all have worms!
And what will the neighbours think when they find out you go to bed with your dogs?
They'll have you up in court charged with all kinds of offences, with some legal beagle claiming financial compensation as damages for canine abuse

3rd May 2013, 20:50
Regular worming tablets and a good scrub down once a month. And I'm not sure if the dogs would need treating too.

3rd May 2013, 21:00
Have you never heard of hygiene? I bet you all have worms!

I dunno, judging by some of the wild tales on JB, I think I'd rather take my chances with the mogs & dogs :p

Bob Lenahan
4th May 2013, 17:01
Dogs look up to us.
Cat look down on us.
Pigs treat us as equals.

6th May 2013, 17:59
I thought cats crapped on us....

7th May 2013, 10:41
With a cat in the house, the probability of mice running round continuously urinating on things and defecating on everything else is avoided.

7th May 2013, 12:11
With a cat in the house, the probability of mice running round continuously urinating on things and defecating on everything else is avoided.

Not always, radeng. Our supremely intelligent ginger tom Buster (1998-2010) killed one (1) mouse in his life when he sat on it - an accident for which he was sorry and tried unsuccessfully to lick it back to life - and caught one (1) mouse in the last year of his life and brought it indoors to show us. Alive and unharmed, and considering the whole thing a good-hearted game on the part of the cat.

I believe he thought mice rather disgusting and would rather turn his back on them than sully his claws and teeth. Interestingly lizards and cicadas were another matter and on his "kill on sight" list.

Lightning Mate
7th May 2013, 15:03
Did someone say cat?


Solid Rust Twotter
7th May 2013, 16:35
SAAF Cheetah C "Spotty".


Pic from SAAFmuseum.org.za

7th May 2013, 22:40
I love my cat getting under the covers.

She's warm, dry, female, ginger and young. And neutered! :eek:

Seriously though, she gets too hot too quickly.

But it's good while it lasts......:ok:

7th May 2013, 23:44
"She's warm, dry, female, ginger and young. And neutered!"

I want a wife like that. But have you noticed - ginger women are always cold to the touch in bed. They have icy skin

Rwy in Sight
8th May 2013, 08:09

Ginger women are hot, a dream actually... Cats on the bed is another story. Mine used to lay, over the covers where I used to put my leg. So we had a mini-stand off on who is going to hold this part of the bed. Also one night I was awaken by a weight on my legs, I tried to push it away and the weight started to bite me. It seems it was the cat after all.

Rwy in Signt

8th May 2013, 08:58
Our cat, sadly now deceased - shot by a neighbour in our absence, we believe - was able to differentiate between sheets, duvets, blankets etc and quietly climb into the same space as us then slowly, and almost imperceptibly, quietly turn his back against us ...and push, so that by the morning we were scrunched up on about 1/4 of the remaining bedspace !

8th May 2013, 09:01

Loose rivets
9th May 2013, 18:08
Beat this:

Maily Day

What on earth is this? Half-cat captured on Google Streetview is a photoshopped hoax (just in case you thought it was a new species) | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2321146/What-earth-Half-cat-captured-Google-Streetview-photoshopped-hoax-just-case-thought-new-species.html)


9th May 2013, 21:26
Having lived in some nasty neighborhoods for way too many years...some reflexes took hold. The Cats have figured out that playing the Soccer Ball scene as the Soccer Ball was not worth the intimacy of sleeping with me.

Funny....Cats and Girlfriends and Wives seem to have that in common somehow.

Gabby Cat is the only one that risks doing so and then only does it by climbing on top of my heap when she knows I am somewhat awake. Course....Sissy Cat and I have had some fine snoozes on the Sofa at night while watching the Telly.

The Commodore only shared my bed when I was down with Pneumonia....which I found disconcerting.....was he thinking I was going to snuff it and deprive him of an automatic can opener?

6th Aug 2016, 13:12

6th Aug 2016, 14:11
https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13934973_1136638573063752_4534260984002861635_n.jpg?oh=2873f 98f3fd30965e760a7d9221df6b6&oe=5828FF55

6th Aug 2016, 14:16
I love it!

My "Missy Cat" is sound asleep next to my keyboard as I type this....and your magnet is a spitting image of her viewed from the same perspective!

Perhaps one day she might find a Tenth Life that allows her to live on in perpetuity!

I shall not discuss the possibility of that with her as it might cause my Pillow to smell distinctly of Cat Pee!

Loose rivets
6th Aug 2016, 14:36
Find The Cat

Awwww . . . so tiny.

6th Aug 2016, 15:52
Awwww . . . so tiny.

you sound like my wife, she claimed all you could see was just the nose and one eye buried in the woodpile

I had to show her the real pussy with it's whole size laying fully in the open.

6th Aug 2016, 16:55
Thanks for reviving this thread - didn't know it existed !

There are two more:



http://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/503084-cats.html (http://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/503084-cats.html)

Edit: just finished that second link and should point out it became totally childish and abusive so just be warned if you are going to read it.

Super VC-10
6th Aug 2016, 18:47
*butler to two cats*

Garf is a black and white tom, 15 years old. Has caught 2 mice and 1 bird in all that time. Is allowed on bed but often prefers sleeping on a pine table.

Missy was my late father's cat, was a stray that adopted us, about 9 or 10 years old. Doesn't bother the wildlife at all. Likes being outdoors mostly, but does come in at night.

Effluent Man
6th Aug 2016, 19:04
Ratko began life as an enthusiastic killer, hence the name. Then I discovered that if I whistle him in at first light for breakfast and lock his access door he doesn't catch a thing. I go back to bed and when he gets fed up with watching the world from the upstairs window sill he pushes his way on and topples my bedside lamp to tell me it's time to get up.

I have not worked out why they prefer hard surfaces to sleep on, it's either the window sill or on top of a metal electric heater, neither looks comfortable.

6th Aug 2016, 19:08
My current cat is the first we have had since we moved here in 1978 that doesn't go out at night. All the others (8 of them over that period) went out regardless of the weather. However this one has spent about 5 nights outside in 6 years.

7th Aug 2016, 18:05
My two Chocolate Burmese sisters are 16 tomorrow. Pitti Sing does kill off mice and shrews, but they don't bother with birds. When they were younger, Yum Yum would carefully bring a damaged but probably somewhat traumatised wren into the house and then let it go in the lounge for the pleasure of seeing the humans persuade it to leave, probably leaving the humans more traumatised than the wren! The resident robins used to play with them to stop them dozing in the sun until the cats got used to it and ignored the robins: then the robins got fed up with the lack of response and now they just ignore each other.

As for crapping everywhere - the cats will moan to come in and use the litter tray. Then they will go back outside.....and there's a 50 acre field down to grass out the back of us!

Regrettably, Pitti Sing still doesn't seem to connect eating grass with subsequently vomiting her next meal and being hurriedly thrown outside before all of it is thrown up on the carpet...

7th Aug 2016, 19:02
Smudge is my Valet.

I believe I could do a faster and neater job of dressing myself but he does insist upon helping me tie my shoes and press my shirts before I put them on.

None of my Laces have plastic tips anymore and everyone of my Shirts look as though they are made of Mole Hair.

Rwy in Sight
7th Aug 2016, 19:27
My sister and her partner, adopted a cat few years back and I was nominated to bring it to them - the cat disappeared the day they were to return after the holiday while they were ready with the special cat carrier box only to reappear a day later.

For more than two years, it was the most elusive domesticated cat I have ever met. It loved to be around my sister and her partner but whenever a visitor arrived at their place it went into hiding. Initially I thought it had something to do with me and kidnapping her from its natural habitat but it was the same with all the visitors.

However in the last few months it does not run away and it is lovely when it rubs into me - I am doing some serious cat-sitting during my sister's vacation. However in the last few days I told her they will bring two kittens who will be more loved than it, and it seems it ruined its day. It even spends time on the room the kitten will be lodged until they are given out to adoption.

7th Aug 2016, 20:42
Since moving our three cats to the US we don't let them out at night. They only get tinned cat food once a day, sometime before dark, which gives them an incentive to turn up. There are coyotes and raccoons in the area, so it's safer to keep them in. They used to provide a steady stream of rodent carcasses in the UK, but not seen a single one here. There are four dead lizards on the porch though.

One of them is an excellent duvet anchor, he sleeps on the bed at night and is heavy enough to stop either of us shifting the duvet as we turn in our sleep.

Krystal n chips
8th Aug 2016, 07:36
On the subject of The New World Order, less hoomans are ever rash or na´ve enough to have not completely grasped this ascendency and their role in the world as a result, here's a selection who, well, read for yourselves.

Cats to the rescue: When felines turn hero - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36987284)

Tech Guy
8th Aug 2016, 16:27
I had to do some more reading after seeing that BBC article and was quite amazed by the story of Able Seacat Simon DM (http://www.purr-n-fur.org.uk/famous/simon.html) of HMS Amethyst. The most decorated cat in military history.


8th Aug 2016, 21:07
https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13882336_1321963401148667_6018770251589606321_n.jpg?oh=5c494 000cb79166cc290df7d3d2a30ee&oe=581AAAAE