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2008-10-08 12:08:52 PM  
That's kind of cool. I'd like to see just a time-lapse tracker video of the map. Maybe about a snapshot every 30 seconds.
 
2008-10-08 12:19:50 PM  
You won't have to wonder if you just nail one of their feet to the floor.

/just kitting
 
2008-10-08 12:24:34 PM  
i have had one of these on my girlfriend for months now they really do work.
 
2008-10-08 12:26:41 PM  
I wish they'd work indoors...I can never find the dang cat when I'm trying to take him to the vet.

/was late by an hour once, lil bastard found a new hiding spot.
 
2008-10-08 12:26:54 PM  
admvernclark: i have had one of these on my girlfriend for months now they really do work.

Does your girlfriend move as erratically?
 
2008-10-08 12:27:49 PM  
Much to my dismay yes. yes she does. Just as bad as crossing major highways to.
 
2008-10-08 12:30:35 PM  
who lets their cat wander alone in the streets?

cars? running away?
 
2008-10-08 12:31:00 PM  
admvernclark: Much to my dismay yes. yes she does. Just as bad as crossing major highways to.

lazing about in other people's houses as well? I think you need to get her fixed. Maybe she'd stay home more.

/sorry.
 
2008-10-08 12:32:22 PM  
*shiver* I always keep my cats indoors. I'd be devastated if I ever went out and saw my poor pet crushed by a car or tortured by neighborhood kids or something equally repugnant.
 
2008-10-08 12:32:52 PM  
NeuroticRocker: who lets their cat wander alone in the streets?

cars? running away?


The Shiite/Sunni schism in Islam is kindergarten compared to the divide between indoor cat people and outdoor cat people.

/I'm an innie
//Beaujolais is looking out the kitchen window right now
 
2008-10-08 12:33:11 PM  
NeuroticRocker: who lets their cat wander alone in the streets?

cars? running away?


Well... if the signal stops in the middle of a road somewhere and doesn't move... it may be time to take a personal day.
 
2008-10-08 12:40:10 PM  
There was some site that once had a camera on their cat one day.

It was quite interesting
 
2008-10-08 12:41:04 PM  
Pretty cool, the cat cam option is interesting as well, dunno if the neighbors would care so much for a cat with a spycam on it's back 'tho -- the unblinking stare of green eyes in unnerving enough.

Oh, and on the indoor/outdoor holy war, well, outdoor cats chase, and maybe kill vermin, there's a few fewer poops to clean out of the litter box, and are at least somewhat entertained while owner is at work.
 
2008-10-08 12:44:11 PM  
Arkcon:

Oh, and on the indoor/outdoor holy war, well, outdoor cats chase, and maybe kill vermin, there's a few fewer poops to clean out of the litter box, and are at least somewhat entertained while owner is at work.


Sadly, those other poops end up in my garden, which is why your cat gets the hose when it comes near my property, and you get a ticket from bylaw enforcement for letting your cat run wild (YNMY).
 
2008-10-08 12:45:26 PM  
Mr. Lee approves.
 
2008-10-08 12:48:21 PM  
NEDM
 
2008-10-08 01:05:56 PM  
My cat stays inside. She doesn't like the outdoors, and plus now, I live in a condo building and the cat would have to learn how to use an elevator.

My neighbor, however, leaves her door open and lets her cat(s) roam the hallway on our floor. That is just strange to me. Also, not very cool.
 
2008-10-08 01:08:56 PM  
MugzyBrown: There was some site that once had a camera on their cat one day.

It was quite interesting


OK that's what I was thinking of. Where was that? Is that up on the lolcat site or something, clips of it at least?

And, a I said elsewhere: what the goddam hell is that big spamvertisement doing at the top of the geek tab?
 
2008-10-08 01:16:30 PM  
That is pretty cool.

One time a friend of mine and I went camping in the UP, we did the usual practice of just parking deep in the national forest, putting up a tent, and hanging out drinking beer for days listening to crazy radio. Anyway, we had used a GPS on the trip there, driving around etc, and turned the "record trip" on.

...and left it on. Forgot about it a bit, and went foraging around on foot for firewood.

The resulting image was kinda neat, looked a lot like this cat track only over a much smaller area.
 
2008-10-08 01:23:02 PM  
FrancoFile: NeuroticRocker: who lets their cat wander alone in the streets?

cars? running away?

The Shiite/Sunni schism in Islam is kindergarten compared to the divide between indoor cat people and outdoor cat people.

/I'm an innie
//Beaujolais is looking out the kitchen window right now


In my area they are now recommending that all small pets spend the night indoors because of coyotes. And I live just over thirty miles from Manhattan.
 
2008-10-08 01:28:28 PM  
And, a I said elsewhere: what the goddam hell is that big spamvertisement doing at the top of the geek tab?

Oh, is THAT what the blank space I see is. Humph. And here I thought I'd turned on all the Fark adverts.
 
2008-10-08 01:34:03 PM  
FrancoFile: The Shiite/Sunni schism in Islam is kindergarten compared to the divide between indoor cat people and outdoor cat people.

Heh. True enough.

My cats are inside cats, at home, because my house has no fenced in yard and I'm on a pretty busy street. Then once I decided that, they pretty much stayed in for years, so were cool with it. If they got out, they pretty much ran right back in, or I could go out there and just touch them or spook them and they'd run right back into the house (particularly the one Mr. Paranoid).

But over the past year, I spend half my time at a friend's place, with big 8 foot fences that my cat actually respects (amazingly enough) on a far less busy street. The cats spend half their time over there and freely roam the yard, Mr. Paranoid now likes to ninja it up out there, hide, etc.

So then they were at my house, and Mr. Paranoid got outside. Problem is, now he LIKES being outside, AND got all spooked up smelling the fact that other cats DO wander through my yard.

End result: He wouldn't come back in, and I couldn't get near him either without some horrible wailing sound as if straight from the pit of hell, and getting my pants completely shredded. He holed up under some plants.

I left a cage with food on the porch, no go. He just stayed out there wandering around in an evil mood. The plants have giant leaves the size of dinner plates, but I could tell where he was by the noise if I got near him. Damn annoying.

Not wanting to leave him out all night (since he might just wander off, even if he didn't turn into road pizza) I finally had to call a friend, took two of us surrounding him and luring him into the cage with CATNIP before he finally was caught.

But five minutes later inside, he was all totally friendly again. Go figure.

The other cat, I don't worry so much, she can actually handle herself...
 
2008-10-08 01:59:00 PM  
I am an outdoor cat to indoor cat convert.

We moved to a new (deep woods) house in the country. Not only are their coyotes in the area, we see them in the back yard once and a while. Around here letting your cat wander free is called "feeding the coyotes".

Sure cats will run up a tree most of the time. But coyotes never give up. (So far, no rocket skates have been spotted). A coyote only has to "win" once.
 
2008-10-08 02:31:34 PM  
itazurakko: "One time a friend of mine and I went camping in the UP, we did the usual practice of just parking deep in the national forest, putting up a tent, and hanging out drinking beer for days listening to crazy radio."

Oh great! My dad's on Fark now!

/I have both indoor and outdoor cats but the cats that go outdoors are no dummies. They also do a great job of killing the mice that keep migrating from the not-so-nice city limits one block away. Also they occasionally catch a bird or rabbit....but not the neighborhood skunk family - the skunks won that battle!
//Hmmmmm....if the city rats ever come this way I wonder which one would win? Skunk vs. City Rat
 
2008-10-08 02:41:04 PM  
Arkcon: Oh, and on the indoor/outdoor holy war, well, outdoor cats chase, and maybe kill vermin, there's a few fewer poops to clean out of the litter box, and are at least somewhat entertained while owner is at work.

I used to have a cat I kept outside 80% of the time. She'd stay gone for a few days sometimes. Cleaned out the litter box maybe once ever two weeks. The one I've got now was used to being kept inside and has been declawed, but he still loves going outside, so he only gets out a few hours at a time.
 
2008-10-08 02:45:24 PM  
I grew up in the country and we had lots of coyotes around, and lived next to a highway but we always let our cats roam outdoors, plenty of forest for them to do whatever they wanted in. One time the big male came back dragging a jackrabbit behind him that he had killed and wanted to show off.

Now living in the city my cat is indoors only. We live RIGHT next to a very busy major arterial road with no yard, plus I don't want her doing her business in peoples yards. That shiat is annoying.
 
2008-10-08 03:30:59 PM  
tripperday: The one I've got now was used to being kept inside and has been declawed

Wow. I'd rather pay for new furniture than do that.

he still loves going outside, so he only gets out a few hours at a time.

Yes, he probably gets bored of not being able to climb fences/trees etc.
 
2008-10-08 03:32:40 PM  
My cat is named "Little Carnivore" for a reason.

/outdoor killer cat
 
2008-10-08 03:52:58 PM  
We have a cat that was born here in this house over 2 years ago that has never been outside. We had him fixed and declawed last year. We can leave the door opened and he will just sit their and look outside too scared to go out.

On another note I would like to get GPS trackers for my kids ( 6, 8, 9 and 15 )does anyone here know of a good one? With low cost per month? Every time I spend time looking around googling I get lost........help!!!
 
2008-10-08 04:01:26 PM  
AnewFarker: We had him fixed and declawed last year.

I had a cat declawed once, and now that she's old, she has arthritis in her paws. Never, ever declaw a cat. Buy it a damn scratching post.
 
2008-10-08 04:02:31 PM  
Both of my cats are indoor cats. The first one we adopted when he was 1, and he had been declawed. You do NOT let a declawed cat roam free outside. Also, once we adopted him, he had fleas, which turned into tapeworms. It took quite awhile to get him healthy. Our second cat we rescued when she was very young. Neither have any desire to be outside, except maybe when sitting in my lap on the porch.

/so obviously, I am for indoor cats
//do think my cats have parties with the outdoor cats while I'm gone though
 
2008-10-08 04:11:59 PM  
cynthier20: //do think my cats have parties with the outdoor cats while I'm gone though

Don't all cats do this?
 
2008-10-08 04:16:23 PM  
RubberFootMan: cynthier20: //do think my cats have parties with the outdoor cats while I'm gone though

Don't all cats do this?


According to the graph below, no. However, I still think that they do! :P:


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more music charts
 
2008-10-08 04:35:25 PM  
OnmyojiOmn: AnewFarker: We had him fixed and declawed last year.

I had a cat declawed once, and now that she's old, she has arthritis in her paws. Never, ever declaw a cat. Buy it a damn scratching post.


We were getting tired of him using the couch, beds, window treatments, or anything but the $50 scratching post we got him!
 
2008-10-08 04:41:16 PM  
Cool!!! Got to use this one twice in the same week. That's efficiency!

img127.imageshack.us

/Married with a cat. Hate the cat. Kids keep stopping me every time I want to kill it with a shovel
 
2008-10-08 05:14:52 PM  
My cat HATES the outside. Even if I hold her she completely loses
it!
Fine by me since I have a busy street in front of the house!
 
2008-10-08 06:26:13 PM  
cynthier20: Both of my cats are indoor cats. The first one we adopted when he was 1, and he had been declawed. You do NOT let a declawed cat roam free outside. Also, once we adopted him, he had fleas, which turned into tapeworms. It took quite awhile to get him healthy. Our second cat we rescued when she was very young. Neither have any desire to be outside, except maybe when sitting in my lap on the porch.

/so obviously, I am for indoor cats
//do think my cats have parties with the outdoor cats while I'm gone though


Magic fleas?
 
2008-10-08 08:09:30 PM  
If you put lipstick on their butts you'll know exactly where they have been
 
2008-10-08 08:24:52 PM  
If you wanna see real crazy - try going to one of the popular cat forums and asking a question. I made that mistake awhile back when I had a few cat questions.
We had a second generation family cat and wanted to make a third and HOW DARE I consider such a horrible thing! What kind of terrible evil disgusting person would breed their pet cat!

And if by some cruel twist of fate I went through with it - I had best have a 99 step birthing plan with hourly vet visits.

The crazy is strong with the cat people :/
 
2008-10-08 09:09:39 PM  
Pentaxian: FrancoFile: NeuroticRocker: who lets their cat wander alone in the streets?

cars? running away?

The Shiite/Sunni schism in Islam is kindergarten compared to the divide between indoor cat people and outdoor cat people.

/I'm an innie
//Beaujolais is looking out the kitchen window right now

In my area they are now recommending that all small pets spend the night indoors because of coyotes. And I live just over thirty miles from Manhattan.


Is "coyotes" a slang term for New Jersians?
 
2008-10-08 09:15:43 PM  
AnewFarker: OnmyojiOmn: AnewFarker: We had him fixed and declawed last year.

I had a cat declawed once, and now that she's old, she has arthritis in her paws. Never, ever declaw a cat. Buy it a damn scratching post.

We were getting tired of him using the couch, beds, window treatments, or anything but the $50 scratching post we got him!


That's where that whole training and giving a shiat thing comes in.
 
2008-10-08 09:25:37 PM  
damn! I wasn't aware that you could combine
"there" and "are"
into there're

what else can we combine?
where're
what're
how're
when're
etc....
 
2008-10-08 09:39:38 PM  
I have a cat that was born on my patio. After she was a few months old she realized that living outside and hunting for her food, defending herself against bullies, and sleeping on the hard ground sucked so she just came inside and decided to have me provide for her instead. She gets cat food whenever she wants, fresh water every day, toys, a fluffy bed, and I even clean up her poop. I'm the greatest maid/chef she'd ever want.
 
2008-10-08 09:53:27 PM  
bacongood: cynthier20: Both of my cats are indoor cats. The first one we adopted when he was 1, and he had been declawed. You do NOT let a declawed cat roam free outside. Also, once we adopted him, he had fleas, which turned into tapeworms. It took quite awhile to get him healthy. Our second cat we rescued when she was very young. Neither have any desire to be outside, except maybe when sitting in my lap on the porch.

/so obviously, I am for indoor cats
//do think my cats have parties with the outdoor cats while I'm gone though

Magic fleas?



Goodness...you have no idea the damage those magic fleas will do. Yes, that was exactly the problem. It seemed like that was the case anyway, considering at the time that was our first pet adoption.
 
2008-10-08 11:02:14 PM  
My cat had an option -- cut off his balls or his fingernails. He chose the claws.

/Did them both
 
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