Heh 9 cats, bigger than average property, farm land behind ours. Ample bird life, our cats do catch and consume everything from rabbits and rats to
even a Tern(sp?) chick (found a large leg of one in the back yard one morning).
Also we have a store cupboard in the garage and we lost about 100 kilos of rice to mice last year, which we've fixed with thick plastic containers
and our cats catch at least 1-2 mice a day that i know of around the property, even though ive basically eradicated every mouse nest in the garage i
could find, prolific little buggers. not to mention 4 of our cats are from domesticated ferral kitten stoke so are pretty much expert hunters. not to
mention all of them seem to be partial vegans
they steal and attempt to eat every thing from corn, pumpkin, beans, peas, oat meal, rice even cabage
and thats just plane cooked as is, ie with no oil or butter on em. not the best for their diet since a cats alot more protein dependent than a dog for
the most part but still it'll keep em alive in a pinch.
Given all that we've still got at least 2 months of tinned cat food in our store cupboard which we rotate and were getting alot more soon. I can do 9
cats per meal from a single tin 2 times a day, in a pinch id reduce that to 1 meal a day.
If TSHTF id kill to keep my pets from harm since im sure if it all goes down you'll have nutters who'd kill anything just to get their bloody meat
fix. Id even protect the old nag of a pony we have in the back half of the section hes a ill tempered beast but still a family member
Least we can do in hard times is look after the little things of the world.
Oh and as for Alxandros cats wont express their emotions as well as dogs comment. You obviously havent live with many cats before
their just as
expressive emotionally, its just a different set of language compared to a dogs... i dont understand dogs well, but ive never owned one and have only
ever had cats my entire life (never had less than 3 in the family). Its like humans, once youve lived with every type you learn real quick there all
the same on the inside and thats what counts. Dogs in my mind are a little to dependent on humans however.
Oh and Cats through out history have saved the grain stores of all the empires in the world
and in many places still, still do. Heck theres even
the idea that it was the cat culling in the middle of the last millennium that may have caused the black death, ie unchecked rat populations. Karma's
a bitch aint it
we massacre cats simply because their of the devil and witches familiars and soon afterwards swaths of Europe die from a rat flea
I think in the end its at least a ray of hope for humanity that pets ARE pretty much recession proof. Shows people are able to have some love even if
its for another species rather than their own in hard times.
Originally posted by secretagent woooman
Speaking of which, does anyone in the Central Florida want a kitten? I am trying desperately to find homes for four female tuxedo cats who are six
weeks old, we have too many and just can't keep them (mom was a feral we have since caught, all perfectly healthy well socialized).
And a Star for someone helping to control the ferral cat population humanly, have you had the mother de-sexed? We did this ourselves with 2 females as
catch and release, our 4 domesticated ferral cats where their kittens, couldnt give em away in the end, to damn cute.
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