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originally posted by: FlyersFan
Adorable. Self sufficient. Strong personalities and know what they want and when they want it. Useful. And they have the greatest expressions when they look at humans doing stupid things trying to get them to play. I love it.
The cat will in time learn to hunt quietly with the bell on it,so it serves no purpose.
originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: MagesticEsoteric
It's run off so many times that I almost don't care
Thais the problem right there . Some run off and some are just neglected and left to fend for themselves . Then you get the ecological disaster that is happening below .
Now i know there are responsible cat owners out there , but there are also owners that are not responsible . How Australia deals with its cat problem is a big unknown . For owners of cats , well give the wildlife a chance and hang bells on its collar . 7-9 pounds should suffice .
originally posted by: FissionSurplus
Here is my opinion, as I am also entitled:
You had no business adopting an adult cat without knowing how to handle it. Animals, like people, come with baggage, and obviously this cat was scared and uncomfortable in your home. Did you think it was like a dog, that would just automatically adjust to wherever as long as you feed it? You probably didn't even think to ask about his history, whether he may be comfortable around kids, you just thought you were buying a soft toy for your kids.
I rescue cats from people such as yourself, and undo the damage done to their psyche. They become wonderful companions, but they do have their own personality and preferences which must be respected.
Cats are intelligent, sensitive, intuitive creatures, but they still retain a wild streak and as such you must understand them. People who do not are usually the cause of why so many are put down in shelters, abandoned and unloved.
Stick to a dog next time, or better yet, no pet at all.
General Tab E. Katt has spoken.
originally posted by: seasoul
Take your average cat and take your average man. Now drop them both off, butt naked in some remote mountains. Wanna bet who swaggers out of raw unforgiving nature, strong and healthy? My money will be on the cat, guaranteed it'll prove who's the real pussy.
"If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but deteriorate the cat." -- Mark Twain