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2009-11-15 01:44:12 PM  
i like the new york post's headline: ny family is pussy whipped

megain.smugmug.com

seriously though... if you call the cops because you're getting your ass kicked by your 16-pound house cat, you fail at life
 
2009-11-15 01:54:27 PM  
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2009-11-15 01:55:49 PM  
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2009-11-15 01:57:38 PM  
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2009-11-15 01:58:46 PM  
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2009-11-15 02:00:01 PM  
Davila said the cat has been diagnosed with diabetes and a thyroid condition but she couldn't afford to pay for treatment.

Then put it down or give it to someone who can afford it.
 
2009-11-15 02:02:10 PM  
Yay bessyglass!
 
2009-11-15 02:17:28 PM  

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2009-11-15 02:22:59 PM  
Or, as it's normally called, "owner hit the cat moments before"
 
2009-11-15 02:29:25 PM  
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2009-11-15 02:41:45 PM  
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2009-11-15 02:44:16 PM  
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2009-11-15 02:48:41 PM  
Isn't one day a week enough for this crap?
 
2009-11-15 02:53:08 PM  

Megain: i like the new york post's headline: ny family is pussy whipped

seriously though... if you call the cops because you're getting your ass kicked by your 16-pound house cat, you fail at life


Nailed it. Epic pussy whippage.
 
2009-11-15 03:20:36 PM  
Every time my cat yawns, I realize how glad I am she doesn't weigh 80 pounds.
 
2009-11-15 03:42:16 PM  

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2009-11-15 03:44:36 PM  
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2009-11-15 04:59:55 PM  
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what a delinquent cat may look like.
 
2009-11-15 05:00:19 PM  
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2009-11-15 05:01:27 PM  
 
2009-11-15 05:03:19 PM  
Seriously?! Called the police?!!!! If you have one of these, a cat is not a threat, it's a target.
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2009-11-15 05:03:59 PM  
If the cat is sick, I can't imagine how much pain he must have been in to attack the owners so viciously.

I wish the cat would get the treatment it needs, but more likely he will get put down. At least he won't be hurting any more.
 
2009-11-15 05:04:15 PM  
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2009-11-15 05:05:01 PM  

queezyweezel: Seriously?! Called the police?!!!! If you have one of these, a cat is not a threat, it's a target.


Hell, a good pair of hand would do the job, might be some scarring though.
 
2009-11-15 05:05:21 PM  
Its the post-Caturday hangover.
 
2009-11-15 05:06:40 PM  
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2009-11-15 05:10:01 PM  
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2009-11-15 05:10:54 PM  
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from Link (new window)
 
2009-11-15 05:13:22 PM  

baka-san: Davila said the cat has been diagnosed with diabetes and a thyroid condition but she couldn't afford to pay for treatment.

Then put it down or give it to someone who can afford it.


Yeah, we have a diabetic cat. Treatment ain't exactly breaking the bank. Two shots a day, 1 minute tops, one small bottle of insulin lasts a month or two. Is it cheaper than a new cat? No, but we do it because we like the cat, and it doesn't spontaneously get all crazy-go-nuts on us. Our feline requirements are pretty low.

Here is the other thing. Diabetes isn't what flipped this cat out. If you didn't treat the diabetes, the cat probably would just get too weak, go into a coma, and die. Someone kept poking the cat until it got pissy, and it fought back. And the country laughed.
 
2009-11-15 05:13:36 PM  
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2009-11-15 05:14:07 PM  
Cat in question:

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2009-11-15 05:16:02 PM  
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At least she didn't dress the cat up first...
 
2009-11-15 05:18:03 PM  
It's those dangerous cat breeds that are inherently susceptible to this sort of thing. Kit bulls or something.
 
2009-11-15 05:19:04 PM  
People who are shocked that a cat can whip two people don't know anything about cats.

Hint: speed kills. And when I say "kill," I mean kill. No, your cat can't kill you, but she can whip you and make you wish you were dead. Be grateful that she likes you, because if she didn't, you would be seriously injured.

I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
 
2009-11-15 05:20:14 PM  
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Everybody knows not to crosshatch cats!
 
2009-11-15 05:20:36 PM  
It must have been in its death throws. Cats go violently.

In high school one of my instructors came in rather late with his hand bandaged up. His only comment: "My cat died."
 
2009-11-15 05:21:40 PM  
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2009-11-15 05:22:47 PM  
Can someone put a LOLWUT caption on the chimp attack lady?
 
2009-11-15 05:24:20 PM  
DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
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The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

Dogs, well, if they wanna kill you, they can. Easily.

/I'll take the cat.
 
2009-11-15 05:25:20 PM  
If that cat had some kitten mittons, then he couldn't have clawed anyone.
 
2009-11-15 05:28:04 PM  

Dubai Vol: People who are shocked that a cat can whip two people don't know anything about cats.

Hint: speed kills. And when I say "kill," I mean kill. No, your cat can't kill you, but she can whip you and make you wish you were dead. Be grateful that she likes you, because if she didn't, you would be seriously injured.

I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.


Dog = one pointy end
Cat = FIVE pointy ends
 
2009-11-15 05:31:13 PM  
This past friday, the 13th, I was attacked by a black cat.
 
2009-11-15 05:31:29 PM  
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2009-11-15 05:32:32 PM  

Megain:

seriously though... if you call the cops because you're getting your ass kicked by your 16-pound house cat, you fail at life


I dunno. People don't realize how much trust they put in their animals. A 16 pound cat, if it loses it, can do great damage to the average adult. You need to have a look at some cat maulings. They look nothing like the "oh my cat bit me or scratched me." Cats claws are usually barely short of razor blades, and they have the ability to cause serious damage with their bites -- including getting into major veins and arteries. You're also not going to move faster than they are when they actually attack, and they're going to slit you from head to toe as they run over you biting and scratching.

I've been around an insane cat that was in feral attack mode exactly once. Before that, I always imagined if an animal attacked me I'd kick it or fend it off somehow. Should it ever happen again, I'll lock myself in a room and call the police, no questions asked.

/that said, in my case, the family who had the cat put it down shortly afterward
//ask any police officers what they'll do around a cat or dog that's lost it
///answer doesn't involve hand to hand combat
 
2009-11-15 05:32:54 PM  
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2009-11-15 05:33:42 PM  

jake3988: DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
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The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.


That is completely, utterly false.
 
2009-11-15 05:34:15 PM  
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2009-11-15 05:37:03 PM  
In a human diabetic, having a low blood glucose level is like being drunk and not knowing it. Having a high level can make one edgy and extremely irritable. Results vary by person. I expect that feline diabetes is not too different.

// Got the diabetes and have to shoot up regularly.
/// Got cats, but none are diabetic.
//// Cats are great companions, but they require regular vet visits.
// Cat lovers don't care if the upholstered furniture is shredded.
 
2009-11-15 05:38:04 PM  

jake3988: DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
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The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

Dogs, well, if they wanna kill you, they can. Easily.

/I'll take the cat.


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2009-11-15 05:42:09 PM  

jake3988: DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
============================================

The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

Dogs, well, if they wanna kill you, they can. Easily.

/I'll take the cat.


I think the monkey is the king of the hill here. I'll take a dog and a cat and maybe even a raccoon combined, if that would remove the monkey.
 
2009-11-15 05:42:44 PM  
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2009-11-15 05:45:51 PM  
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2009-11-15 05:46:06 PM  
Burquehalsey, that is a beautiful cat.
 
2009-11-15 05:46:57 PM  

Dubai Vol: People who are shocked that a cat can whip two people don't know anything about cats.

Hint: speed kills. And when I say "kill," I mean kill. No, your cat can't kill you, but she can whip you and make you wish you were dead. Be grateful that she likes you, because if she didn't, you would be seriously injured.

I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.


Bwhahahahaaaaaaaaaaa*deep breath*hahahahahahahahahaaaaa! Hmmm....
This:
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Or this:
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You can have the dog. I'll take my chances with the cat.
How often do you hear of people being mauled to death by housecats?
 
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2009-11-15 05:48:39 PM  

jake3988: DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
============================================

The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

Dogs, well, if they wanna kill you, they can. Easily.

/I'll take the cat.


You obviously haven't tangled with an angry cat. Lots of claws, a death grip, and a bite that does more damage than you give it credit for.
 
2009-11-15 05:49:40 PM  

GreenAdder: Isn't one day a week enough for this crap?


no

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2009-11-15 05:50:38 PM  

B A: jake3988: DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
============================================

The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

Dogs, well, if they wanna kill you, they can. Easily.

/I'll take the cat.

You obviously haven't tangled with an angry cat. Lots of claws, a death grip, and a bite that does more damage than you give it credit for.


The average cat weighs 8-9 pounds, I would not want to fark with a 16 pound cat.
 
2009-11-15 05:53:12 PM  

queezyweezel: You can have the dog. I'll take my chances with the cat.
How often do you hear of people being mauled to death by housecats?


Almost never, because they eat the bodies.

/waste not, want not.
 
pla
2009-11-15 05:53:19 PM  
queezyweezel : Seriously?! Called the police?!!!! If you have one of these, a cat is not a threat, it's a target.

Ever seen a truly feral cat? Do. Not. Approach.

Up to about eight weeks you can socialize them, which I used to do once upon a time. And an eight-week old feral kitten will easily rip you a new one. Seriously. "Harmless" little baby kittehs would leave my forearms (and if not careful, any other part of me they could reach) looking like a slab of raw meat by the end of the day.

So if an adult cat loses his shiat from pain or hunger - You'll need more than a tennis racket. I'd suggest either a trap, or a rifle, because anything involving close-combat (whether you win or not) will leave you in a world of hurt.
 
2009-11-15 05:53:46 PM  

cretinbob: GreenAdder: Isn't one day a week enough for this crap?

no

 
2009-11-15 05:54:19 PM  

jake3988: DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
============================================

The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

Dogs, well, if they wanna kill you, they can. Easily.

/I'll take the cat.


Spoken like someone who has never been attacked by a cat...

Cats like me. Only one cat has ever attacked me in my life, in fact (feral tom was after my cat and I stepped between them, so he went for me). But let me assure you, that cat was not only capable of breaking the skin on my leg with a bite, he did it through a pair of levis (and this was back when levis were made from heavy-weight denim). So yeah, I think you're wrong.
 
2009-11-15 05:55:10 PM  
My friend was attacked by her 15lb cat once. I came to home around midnight to see cop cars and an ambulance in front of our small apartment building. As I walked into the foyer and looked up our stairs, I saw blood smeared all over the wall directly outside our open apartment door. I ran into the apartment to see something out of a horror movie. Blood and bloody hand prints smeared all over the walls floor .. everything. My friend was sitting on the couch with police and paramedics covered in blood. My first reaction I said out loud was accusing her ex-boyfriend of attacking her. She said her cat did it. I flat out didn't believe her (and neither did the police) until we located the cat in the bedroom and it's head and paws were soaked in blood. The neighbors had called 911 hearing her screams thinking it was her ex attacking her. She had raised this cat from a kitten and it had never even bit her before this. She had just gotten a new kitten and she had attempeted to break up a fight between them when he turned on her. She had to go to the hospital and get a few of the worst scratches stitched up.

/Cool story bro.. I know, I know
 
2009-11-15 05:55:59 PM  
LOLcats aside, feral cats are some of the most vicious creatures I've ever encountered.


Granted, I haven't encountered very many vicious creatures, but feral cats sure are.


Whoever said "The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin." is an idiot.
 
2009-11-15 05:57:03 PM  
"The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin."

WRONG!

People who have been "attacked" by a cat that have been bitten or scratched were just getting a 3rd stage warning. A cornered cat can and will take on any dog you throw at it, unless the dog is crazy with rage, it will back off.

the dog may win, but it's not going to be pretty ever again, and will most likely need medical attention...

when dogs kill cats, usually it's because the cat tried to run, and the larger faster dog overtook it and grabbed it around the neck where none of the cat's pointy ends can be brought to bear,

a cornered cat on the other hand will jump onto the dogs head, dig in with all 4 sets of claws and bite/tear at the neck... dog will not easily be able to get the cat off due to the claws being hooked and digging in up to 1/2 an inch.
 
2009-11-15 05:59:11 PM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: jake3988: DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
============================================

The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

Dogs, well, if they wanna kill you, they can. Easily.

/I'll take the cat.

Spoken like someone who has never been attacked by a cat...

Cats like me. Only one cat has ever attacked me in my life, in fact (feral tom was after my cat and I stepped between them, so he went for me). But let me assure you, that cat was not only capable of breaking the skin on my leg with a bite, he did it through a pair of levis (and this was back when levis were made from heavy-weight denim). So yeah, I think you're wrong.


Again....how often do you hear about people being mauled to death by cats? Yeah, they're fast. yeah they have claws and will scratch and nibble the shiat out of you, but they're not going to collapse your trachea or crush all the bones in your hand with a single bite. I know you guys love cats, but seriously...
 
2009-11-15 05:59:15 PM  
Reports that the cat screeched, "Allah akbar!" before it attacked could not be confirmed.
 
2009-11-15 06:08:41 PM  
OK two cat stories...

When I was in my teens, our mom cat had a litter of kittens. A couple of weeks later, I saw one of the kittens crawling under a cabinet in the kitchen, so I started dragging it out by pulling on one of its legs. It started to cry (mew-mew), and the next thing I know, I'm on the ground holding my leg. The mom cat flew in from the other room and punched me in the calf (no claws). It dropped me to the ground, and left a three-inch black and blue. I considered myself lucky I only got a "correction".

When I was in my mid twenties, I arrived home from work to see a feral cat walking down the sidewalk. From up the block, a dog came running, barking. The cat just sat down, and started licking its paws. The dog ran up to it, but never got closer than about 5-6 feet. It stood there barking for a while, then the cat got up and walked off. The dog ran back to it's home. During the whole scene, the cat acted as if it didn't even know the dog was there. I assume the two had a past conflict that didn't end well for the dog.
 
2009-11-15 06:09:30 PM  
Davila said the cat has been diagnosed with diabetes and a thyroid condition but she couldn't afford to pay for treatment.

Yup, I'd attack the idiots too. Don't get pets if you can't afford the treatment. Got what they deserved.
 
2009-11-15 06:10:44 PM  

pla: Ever seen a truly feral cat? Do. Not. Approach.


This, this, and a whole lot more THIS.

I extracted a seriously upset kitty from a friend's apartment many years ago, and I have the scars to prove it. I'd much rather take my chances with [almost] any dog than a 16-pound house cat that's looking for blood.
 
2009-11-15 06:12:57 PM  

FitzShivering: I've been around an insane cat that was in feral attack mode exactly once. Before that, I always imagined if an animal attacked me I'd kick it or fend it off somehow. Should it ever happen again, I'll lock myself in a room and call the police, no questions asked.


so there's nobody else you'd call to give you a hand? you think the police are the best answer? hell, i wouldn't want to call them just so my name wouldn't show up in a police report about it
 
2009-11-15 06:13:15 PM  

queezyweezel: Again....how often do you hear about people being mauled to death by cats? Yeah, they're fast. yeah they have claws and will scratch and nibble the shiat out of you, but they're not going to collapse your trachea or crush all the bones in your hand with a single bite. I know you guys love cats, but seriously...


Yeah, cats aren't paperweights, but most are more bark than bite. I've faced a couple of crazy cats in my time, and those that have attacked me have all been scared off by a good hit or kick. Not that I meant to hurt them or anything, but as soon as they fully get the understanding that you weigh 10 times what they do and you will bite back, they tend to change their mind about the whole violence thing. Though you'll probably need the bactine anyway.

I think whoever suggested the tennis racquet as the ultimate anti-violent-cat weapon knew what he meant.
 
2009-11-15 06:14:18 PM  

albuquerquehalsey: jake3988: DubaiVol

The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

/I'll take the cat.


Uh, I have a nasty cat belonging to my girlfriend that not only managed to bite me in the ass and sink all four of its fangs into it.

It once bit me in the finger. I went to the hospital for that when my finger swelled up to twice its size.

I was on a MAJOR antibiotic for a week, and got a tetanus shot. The ER doctor threatened me with intravenous fluids if the infection did not subside.

I could have lost the finger. I could have gotten blood poisoning from the raging infection.

I now have a loss of range of motion in my finger. It will require a hand specialist to fully recover.

Cats are dangerous, bacterially-rich creatures that will mess you up. They are not "cute", and they are not harmless.
 
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2009-11-15 06:16:51 PM  

queezyweezel: RealFarknMcCoy2: jake3988: DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
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The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

Dogs, well, if they wanna kill you, they can. Easily.

/I'll take the cat.

Spoken like someone who has never been attacked by a cat...

Cats like me. Only one cat has ever attacked me in my life, in fact (feral tom was after my cat and I stepped between them, so he went for me). But let me assure you, that cat was not only capable of breaking the skin on my leg with a bite, he did it through a pair of levis (and this was back when levis were made from heavy-weight denim). So yeah, I think you're wrong.

Again....how often do you hear about people being mauled to death by cats? Yeah, they're fast. yeah they have claws and will scratch and nibble the shiat out of you, but they're not going to collapse your trachea or crush all the bones in your hand with a single bite. I know you guys love cats, but seriously...


Neither will your rat terrier but you don't want it biting you either & the cat will do a hell of a lot more damage.
 
2009-11-15 06:17:10 PM  
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Feelz yer painz.
 
2009-11-15 06:20:17 PM  

queezyweezel: RealFarknMcCoy2: jake3988: DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
============================================

The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

Dogs, well, if they wanna kill you, they can. Easily.

/I'll take the cat.

Spoken like someone who has never been attacked by a cat...

Cats like me. Only one cat has ever attacked me in my life, in fact (feral tom was after my cat and I stepped between them, so he went for me). But let me assure you, that cat was not only capable of breaking the skin on my leg with a bite, he did it through a pair of levis (and this was back when levis were made from heavy-weight denim). So yeah, I think you're wrong.

Again....how often do you hear about people being mauled to death by cats? Yeah, they're fast. yeah they have claws and will scratch and nibble the shiat out of you, but they're not going to collapse your trachea or crush all the bones in your hand with a single bite. I know you guys love cats, but seriously...


I've worked with far more animals in my life than you're ever likely to encounter. I've worked with domestic pets, feral animals and wildlife. It is my considered opinion that I would far rather face an attacking dog than an attacking cat. Dogs aren't as lightning fast, and can be countered if you have the training. Cats, on the other hand, are wicked fast and completely unpredictable. I am saying this from experience. You go right ahead and choose the cat. I'll pass.
 
2009-11-15 06:21:16 PM  
Wait, Neil Patrick Harris is openly gay?
 
2009-11-15 06:21:30 PM  
Second try. (Ahem.)

I volunteer at a no kill shelter. We capture ferals, have them neutered or spayed, and return them to wherever they came from. Unless they're only part feral, they are not interested in becoming your fuzzy little pet.

In addition, we have tons of former "pets" who have been dropped off at the door, otherwise abandoned or in one case a couple of weeks ago, thrown out a car window at a construction site that was due to be bulldozed the next day. At any given time, we have from 20 to 40 domestic cats, ferals and kittens.

I have been personally attacked by a disgruntled one-eyed Simese who took issue with me walking too close to him. Managed to shred my leg THROUGH denim jeans, and it happened in an instant. I was also bitten a couple of weeks ago by a semi-feral momma with a bunch of kittens, and we were all having a splended time, until she just decided bite me.

Personally, I like working the FELV and sick rooms. They're pretty mellow, don't piss and shiat on the floor, and there's very little vomiting. And they love the attention. Still, every couple of weeks we lose one, and it breaks my heart.
 
2009-11-15 06:21:39 PM  
We just got a new kitteh today and have started the slow process of socializing them with each other, so I'm really getting a kick of these replies. Really.

Original cat has... a few issues. She is fated to be the Walter to the new cat's Lebowski, and thank God he is one, because there's a real probability of her freaking the fark out on me at least once before we get them chilled out.

/he's got a set of claws on him, though.
//arms are a bit torn up because he doesn't have the right setting on his kneading yet.
///it's KNEAD, not papershred.
 
2009-11-15 06:22:15 PM  

B A: queezyweezel: RealFarknMcCoy2: jake3988: DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
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The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

Dogs, well, if they wanna kill you, they can. Easily.

/I'll take the cat.

Spoken like someone who has never been attacked by a cat...

Cats like me. Only one cat has ever attacked me in my life, in fact (feral tom was after my cat and I stepped between them, so he went for me). But let me assure you, that cat was not only capable of breaking the skin on my leg with a bite, he did it through a pair of levis (and this was back when levis were made from heavy-weight denim). So yeah, I think you're wrong.

Again....how often do you hear about people being mauled to death by cats? Yeah, they're fast. yeah they have claws and will scratch and nibble the shiat out of you, but they're not going to collapse your trachea or crush all the bones in your hand with a single bite. I know you guys love cats, but seriously...

Neither will your rat terrier but you don't want it biting you either & the cat will do a hell of a lot more damage.


Miniature or teacup anything aren't real dogs. They're auxiliary dogs. They're what you keep around if your real dog is in the shop.
 
2009-11-15 06:22:21 PM  
I have a vicious 20 pounder made of rippling muscle who loves me and no one else. I am sure if she was seriously injured or in pain and someone other than me tried to handle her there would be stitches involved.

I got bit by my landlady's ailing cat when she needed help with it and assumed biologist meant Jeff Corwin (I also have snakes thrust in my face by local kids who go 'what kinda snake is this?")

Even with the knowledge to clean the wound I ended up with pasteurella in the tendon sheath, IV antibiotics and a week of horse pills 4 times a day and two nasty little scars.

...and the biatch didn't pay my medical bill...she didn't have the money, sure, but the least she could've done was offer to take it off the rent, right? Lucky I didn't sue her.
 
2009-11-15 06:22:28 PM  
I still have a scar running the length from between my thumb and forefinger down past my wrist. I got it from my own cat during a birthday party when I was a kid. She didn't like all the noise from everyone and started going ballistic. I just put on a pair of leather gloves, grabbed her again and tossed her in a closed bedroom until it was over. She was much happier when the house was quiet again.

I suspect the owner's attitudes changed drastically after they found out the cat needed costly medical attention. Any number of reasons for the cat to go off after that. Also, the owners sound old and unlikely to have quick reflexes.
 
2009-11-15 06:24:47 PM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: queezyweezel: RealFarknMcCoy2: jake3988: DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
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The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

Dogs, well, if they wanna kill you, they can. Easily.

/I'll take the cat.

Spoken like someone who has never been attacked by a cat...

Cats like me. Only one cat has ever attacked me in my life, in fact (feral tom was after my cat and I stepped between them, so he went for me). But let me assure you, that cat was not only capable of breaking the skin on my leg with a bite, he did it through a pair of levis (and this was back when levis were made from heavy-weight denim). So yeah, I think you're wrong.

Again....how often do you hear about people being mauled to death by cats? Yeah, they're fast. yeah they have claws and will scratch and nibble the shiat out of you, but they're not going to collapse your trachea or crush all the bones in your hand with a single bite. I know you guys love cats, but seriously...

I've worked with far more animals in my life than you're ever likely to encounter. I've worked with domestic pets, feral animals and wildlife. It is my considered opinion that I would far rather face an attacking dog than an attacking cat. Dogs aren't as lightning fast, and can be countered if you have the training. Cats, on the other hand, are wicked fast and completely unpredictable. I am saying this from experience. You go right ahead and choose the cat. I'll pass.


To each his own I guess. If they're that dangerous, perhaps we should look into tapping the market of "attack cats" and "guard cats".
 
Ral
2009-11-15 06:27:09 PM  

jake3988: The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.


Clearly you've never seen the Pinky video (pops).
 
2009-11-15 06:28:44 PM  
You can have the dog. I'll take my chances with the cat.
How often do you hear of people being mauled to death by housecats?


Cats kick off my allergies like nothing else does. I sound like Aqualung in about 20 minutes. Not just my noggin but my chest as well.
If that isn't deadly abuse I have no idea. I'd rather take my chances with a rabid Pit Bull.
 
2009-11-15 06:29:04 PM  
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2009-11-15 06:29:41 PM  
I think the kicker of it is that everyone's vicious cat story ends with "x had to get some stitches". You never really hear about people needing reconstructive surgery or amputating limbs because of a cat attack.
Yeah, it can be painful, but your cat is not going to disable or kill anyone.
 
pla
2009-11-15 06:31:08 PM  
Kareeshus : Yeah, cats aren't paperweights, but most are more bark than bite. I've faced a couple of crazy cats in my time, and those that have attacked me have all been scared off by a good hit or kick.

"Most". Yeah, talking about a well-fed pampered housecat, they trust humans enough to basically "attack" you in play-mode, because they don't seriously expect you to hurt them back.

Based on what you say, you have never met a feral or starving cat, because put bluntly, you wouldn't land a "good hit or kick" - You wouldn't even see it (unless you managed to corner it first) until you noticed the claws in your eyes and the sharp little fangs at your neck.

No, a 16lb cat (even a feral) almost certainly couldn't kill you, but only an idiot would tangle with one unless absolutely necessary (and by "necessary", I don't mean "oh bother, it got into the garage, hand me a towel").
 
2009-11-15 06:32:08 PM  

queezyweezel:

To each his own I guess. If they're that dangerous, perhaps we should look into tapping the market of "attack cats" and "guard cats".


Romans used cheetahs.

/I'd be happy with a serval
 
B A
2009-11-15 06:32:53 PM  

queezyweezel: B A: queezyweezel: RealFarknMcCoy2: jake3988: DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
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The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

Dogs, well, if they wanna kill you, they can. Easily.

/I'll take the cat.

Spoken like someone who has never been attacked by a cat...

Cats like me. Only one cat has ever attacked me in my life, in fact (feral tom was after my cat and I stepped between them, so he went for me). But let me assure you, that cat was not only capable of breaking the skin on my leg with a bite, he did it through a pair of levis (and this was back when levis were made from heavy-weight denim). So yeah, I think you're wrong.

Again....how often do you hear about people being mauled to death by cats? Yeah, they're fast. yeah they have claws and will scratch and nibble the shiat out of you, but they're not going to collapse your trachea or crush all the bones in your hand with a single bite. I know you guys love cats, but seriously...

Neither will your rat terrier but you don't want it biting you either & the cat will do a hell of a lot more damage.

Miniature or teacup anything aren't real dogs. They're auxiliary dogs. They're what you keep around if your real dog is in the shop.


Be that as it may: Look at how a cat fights - A cat will bite down, wrap both front legs around your extremity/body part, and start shredding with the hind claws while chewing with the teeth & removing chunks of flesh from you with both teeth and hind claws. Meanwhile you are dancing in pain, trying to pry it loose, screaming for help, and bleeding a river all over the everything. When the cat is tired of this game it will jump off, run away, & proceed to groom itself. You, on the other hand, will be crying & trying to stop the bleeding.
 
2009-11-15 06:33:59 PM  
queezyweezel:To each his own I guess. If they're that dangerous, perhaps we should look into tapping the market of "attack cats" and "guard cats".

My 20-pounder and her buddies are 'working cats.' They keep my yard and garden free of rats and mice. If they could also keep it free of snotty neighbor kids, that would be great.
 
2009-11-15 06:35:01 PM  

pla: Kareeshus : Yeah, cats aren't paperweights, but most are more bark than bite. I've faced a couple of crazy cats in my time, and those that have attacked me have all been scared off by a good hit or kick.

"Most". Yeah, talking about a well-fed pampered housecat, they trust humans enough to basically "attack" you in play-mode, because they don't seriously expect you to hurt them back.

Based on what you say, you have never met a feral or starving cat, because put bluntly, you wouldn't land a "good hit or kick" - You wouldn't even see it (unless you managed to corner it first) until you noticed the claws in your eyes and the sharp little fangs at your neck.

No, a 16lb cat (even a feral) almost certainly couldn't kill you, but only an idiot would tangle with one unless absolutely necessary (and by "necessary", I don't mean "oh bother, it got into the garage, hand me a towel").


You can say the same for a rabid or distempered dog. Not as fast as a cat, but very dangerous.
Most domesticated dogs are still holding back quite a bit when they bite someone. If a dog really has it in its mind to kill you, you're gonna have a hell of a fight on your hands.
I think most cat injuries come from the fact that the person doesn't want to hurt the cat. If you can get your hand on the cat, you can break its neck pretty easily.
 
2009-11-15 06:36:30 PM  
My old moggie nearly took one of my eyes out - got a claw hooked into my lower eyelid instead. My fault, as it happens - can't remember the exact details.

She died seven years ago, on November 17.

Lovely cat.
 
2009-11-15 06:37:39 PM  

queezyweezel: I think the kicker of it is that everyone's vicious cat story ends with "x had to get some stitches". You never really hear about people needing reconstructive surgery or amputating limbs because of a cat attack.
Yeah, it can be painful, but your cat is not going to disable or kill anyone.


Maybe their opting for a quick death rather than life post-cat mauling?
 
2009-11-15 06:39:33 PM  
This is clearly why all cats should be put down, killed, ended. They all suck.
 
2009-11-15 06:39:39 PM  

Megain: i like the new york post's headline: ny family is pussy whipped

seriously though... if you call the cops because you're getting your ass kicked by your 16-pound house cat, you fail at life


Come pull my cats tail and i will give you a dollar.
Seriously.
 
2009-11-15 06:40:08 PM  

pla: queezyweezel : Seriously?! Called the police?!!!! If you have one of these, a cat is not a threat, it's a target.

Ever seen a truly feral cat? Do. Not. Approach.

Up to about eight weeks you can socialize them, which I used to do once upon a time. And an eight-week old feral kitten will easily rip you a new one. Seriously. "Harmless" little baby kittehs would leave my forearms (and if not careful, any other part of me they could reach) looking like a slab of raw meat by the end of the day.


This.

A little 2 lb feral kitten devastated my 200 lb 6' tall BF.

Me: "oooh, look at the poor little kitten, go get it so we can save it"

BF: Bends down and picks up kitten by the scruff. .002 seconds later the kitten has done a full reverse and attached itself to his hand at 5 points. "Garraaahaaaagahhhh"

I looked on in a mix of horror and hysteria as I watched him try to remove this tiny kitten. Afterwards, his hand puffed up to about twice its normal size and he felt sick for a few days.

Lesson learned. Cats will fark you up.
 
2009-11-15 06:40:58 PM  

binkyman: Megain: i like the new york post's headline: ny family is pussy whipped

seriously though... if you call the cops because you're getting your ass kicked by your 16-pound house cat, you fail at life

Come pull my cats tail and i will give you a dollar.
Seriously.


Can I bring a tennis racket?
 
2009-11-15 06:42:32 PM  

geekyspice: pla: queezyweezel : Seriously?! Called the police?!!!! If you have one of these, a cat is not a threat, it's a target.

Ever seen a truly feral cat? Do. Not. Approach.

Up to about eight weeks you can socialize them, which I used to do once upon a time. And an eight-week old feral kitten will easily rip you a new one. Seriously. "Harmless" little baby kittehs would leave my forearms (and if not careful, any other part of me they could reach) looking like a slab of raw meat by the end of the day.

This.

A little 2 lb feral kitten devastated my 200 lb 6' tall BF.

Me: "oooh, look at the poor little kitten, go get it so we can save it"

BF: Bends down and picks up kitten by the scruff. .002 seconds later the kitten has done a full reverse and attached itself to his hand at 5 points. "Garraaahaaaagahhhh"

I looked on in a mix of horror and hysteria as I watched him try to remove this tiny kitten. Afterwards, his hand puffed up to about twice its normal size and he felt sick for a few days.

Lesson learned. Cats will fark you up.


The cat farked him up because he didn't want to hurt it. He could have just clapped his hands together.
 
2009-11-15 06:46:43 PM  

jake3988:
The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.


BS. BS *hard*.

My grandmother was in the hospital for a week after she got a nasty infection from the cat. The previous owner of my mom's eldest experienced gums-deep cat teeth at one point, as well. (If you see two cats fighting, don't get between them)

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

They're also a lot slower, and easier to grab. Grab a dog's forelegs and hold them apart, not only do most dogs not have enough strength to get out of this grasp, but you also crush the ribcage.

Fortunately, I've not had to try this out. All of the big dogs I've ever met were total sweethearts. Even if my friend's English Bull likes to greet me by doing his Juggernaut impression against my crotch. (Ow)

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

And it will be back faster than you can recover from the throw.
 
2009-11-15 06:49:27 PM  
I don't ever want to deal with an angry cat, but I will fight 1000 cats before I mess with a pissed off ferret.

www.omgcritters.com
You cannot crush that which has no bones.
 
2009-11-15 06:52:07 PM  

queezyweezel: geekyspice: pla: queezyweezel : Seriously?! Called the police?!!!! If you have one of these, a cat is not a threat, it's a target.

Ever seen a truly feral cat? Do. Not. Approach.

Up to about eight weeks you can socialize them, which I used to do once upon a time. And an eight-week old feral kitten will easily rip you a new one. Seriously. "Harmless" little baby kittehs would leave my forearms (and if not careful, any other part of me they could reach) looking like a slab of raw meat by the end of the day.

This.

A little 2 lb feral kitten devastated my 200 lb 6' tall BF.

Me: "oooh, look at the poor little kitten, go get it so we can save it"

BF: Bends down and picks up kitten by the scruff. .002 seconds later the kitten has done a full reverse and attached itself to his hand at 5 points. "Garraaahaaaagahhhh"

I looked on in a mix of horror and hysteria as I watched him try to remove this tiny kitten. Afterwards, his hand puffed up to about twice its normal size and he felt sick for a few days.

Lesson learned. Cats will fark you up.

The cat farked him up because he didn't want to hurt it. He could have just clapped his hands together.



A valid point. Same with when I try to clip my bird's toenails. He bites the fark out of me and I complain when in reality a quick squeeze and a pull and he ain't got no head anymore. Problem solved! :D

It's hard being a human sometimes.
 
pla
2009-11-15 06:52:42 PM  
queezyweezel : If a dog really has it in its mind to kill you, you're gonna have a hell of a fight on your hands.

Agreed - I didn't try to make this a cats-vs-dogs thing. A larger dog, and some breeds of medium dog, most certainly can kill a human. Easier than a cat, arguably (as a simple matter of relative weights), but I would still rather take my chances with a dog, though, for one simple reason - Dogs naturally hunt in packs, while cats hunt solitary.
 
2009-11-15 06:56:56 PM  

Mister Peejay: Fortunately, I've not had to try this out. All of the big dogs I've ever met were total sweethearts. Even if my friend's English Bull likes to greet me by doing his Juggernaut impression against my crotch. (Ow)


The English Bulldog is nothing more than a stocky pile of wrinkles that's happy to see you. They're about the friendliest breed I've ever had to deal with. I'd say they're up there with Golden Retrievers as far as being sociable.
 
B A
2009-11-15 06:57:22 PM  

pla: queezyweezel : If a dog really has it in its mind to kill you, you're gonna have a hell of a fight on your hands.

Agreed - I didn't try to make this a cats-vs-dogs thing. A larger dog, and some breeds of medium dog, most certainly can kill a human. Easier than a cat, arguably (as a simple matter of relative weights), but I would still rather take my chances with a dog, though, for one simple reason - Dogs naturally hunt in packs, while cats hunt solitary.


AND have a lot more pointy parts with which to rip you up.
 
2009-11-15 07:00:55 PM  

Megain: i like the new york post's headline: ny family is pussy whipped

seriously though... if you call the cops because you're getting your ass kicked by your 16-pound house cat, you fail at life


Not really a good response. Cats that are feral, even in 12 Oz kitty size, can cause a lot of damage.

If a 16 lb'er went nuts, and had both front and back claws, a human is an easy target.
 
2009-11-15 07:02:21 PM  

geekyspice:
A little 2 lb feral kitten devastated my 200 lb 6' tall BF.

Me: "oooh, look at the poor little kitten, go get it so we can save it"

BF: Bends down and picks up kitten by the scruff. .002 seconds later the kitten has done a full reverse and attached itself to his hand at 5 points. "Garraaahaaaagahhhh"

I looked on in a mix of horror and hysteria as I watched him try to remove this tiny kitten. Afterwards, his hand puffed up to about twice its normal size and he felt sick for a few days.


*much laughter*

Cats, even kittens, are to be respected. When you approach a strange cat, you don't just go and pick it up. You ask politely. If it likes you, then you can pick it up. If it doesn't like you, don't press the issue, because then it will go from not liking you to hating you.

I've been living with Max for two or three years now. We're at the point where he lets me pet his head, sometimes, if he's in a good mood.

Dogs are for people who like feeling in power over another animal. Cats are for people who like having something around that they know is only nice to them because it feels like it.
 
2009-11-15 07:03:25 PM  
Approves:

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2009-11-15 07:04:26 PM  
You are your dog's best friend.

You are your cat's butler.
 
2009-11-15 07:09:09 PM  

albuquerquehalsey: jake3988: DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
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The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

Dogs, well, if they wanna kill you, they can. Easily.

/I'll take the cat.


Actually... wrong on both accounts.

Cats (even small ones) can cause a lot of damage if they are determined. Fling what into the wall when it has twenty claws dug into you? Maybe the statement should be "Bash" your arm into a wall, and even then, you may not be lucky.

Dogs, with a broken jaw (I once was in a fight with a german Sheppard), not so much. If you happen to break it's jaw, a dog is no longer in a fight.

You loose, Sir.
 
2009-11-15 07:15:01 PM  

averagejoe42: Mister Peejay: Fortunately, I've not had to try this out. All of the big dogs I've ever met were total sweethearts. Even if my friend's English Bull likes to greet me by doing his Juggernaut impression against my crotch. (Ow)

The English Bulldog is nothing more than a stocky pile of wrinkles that's happy to see you. They're about the friendliest breed I've ever had to deal with. I'd say they're up there with Golden Retrievers as far as being sociable.


Oh, no doubt. He's the friendliest, most laid back dog I have ever met, and he's only a year old. (And 80lb)

I don't think I've ever heard him bark, either. The Dachsund they have more than makes up for that. The little shiat also chews on the big guy's face and neck until he bleeds and he's too nice to beat him up.

i33.tinypic.com

My cat is twice as big as that Dachsund, weight wise.
 
2009-11-15 07:18:52 PM  
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2009-11-15 07:23:25 PM  
The article mentions the cat had a thyroid condition. Cats can become hyperthyroid-one sign of which is aggression.

Also not expensive to treat, if it responds to medication.

If your cat has that many issues and you "can't afford to treat it" then the only kind thing to do is to euthanize it or give it to someone who can treat it. That cat must have felt like shiat.
 
2009-11-15 07:30:00 PM  

C_Canuk: "The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin."

WRONG!

People who have been "attacked" by a cat that have been bitten or scratched were just getting a 3rd stage warning. A cornered cat can and will take on any dog you throw at it, unless the dog is crazy with rage, it will back off.

the dog may win, but it's not going to be pretty ever again, and will most likely need medical attention...

when dogs kill cats, usually it's because the cat tried to run, and the larger faster dog overtook it and grabbed it around the neck where none of the cat's pointy ends can be brought to bear,

a cornered cat on the other hand will jump onto the dogs head, dig in with all 4 sets of claws and bite/tear at the neck... dog will not easily be able to get the cat off due to the claws being hooked and digging in up to 1/2 an inch.


Absolutely!

To this day, Kiki-my cat was {hands down} the toughest animal I ever knew!
 
2009-11-15 07:39:56 PM  
My only surgery was for an infected puncture wound from a cat bite. But in his defense he was getting a thermometer shoved up his bum at the time and was extremely displeased. Take a mechanical pencil and jam it into your hand in that fleshy area between your first thumb joint and your first index finger joint.

Yeah. That's what it felt like.
 
2009-11-15 07:40:35 PM  

garyg: jake3988: DubaiVol

I think the monkey is the king of the hill here. I'll take a dog and a cat and maybe even a raccoon combined, if that would remove the monkey.


I don't know, raccoons are like little bears on crack!
 
2009-11-15 07:49:08 PM  
My cat can spell. Don't assume that most cats can't.
 
2009-11-15 07:49:35 PM  
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Poor kitty. Sick and scared :(

My cat, the single most gentle cat ever, cut up my 6'4" uncle when he accidentally stepped on his paw ... barefooted. My cat nearly sliced off his big toe. Kitty was fine. Uncle needed stitches. I had to clean up all the blood.

Some birthday party.
 
2009-11-15 07:51:43 PM  

genner:
I don't know, raccoons are like little bears on crack!


Waschbaeren = Crackbaeren?
 
2009-11-15 07:53:21 PM  
We had a Siamese, one night my brother was sitting outside, the cat beside him, he looked it in the eyes, she tore into his butt until he took off running. I hear similar stories about this breed from other people. For someone to call the cops about an out of control cat? LOL. Someone needs some assertiveness training.
 
2009-11-15 07:55:13 PM  
Carmen?

Isn't that like naming a dog Damien?
 
2009-11-15 08:05:03 PM  
C_Canuk: A cornered cat can and will take on any dog you throw at it, unless the dog is crazy with rage, it will back off.

Cool story, bro:

My mom's oldest cat was a several-month-old kitten when she brought him home from the pound twelve years ago. Her (now ex-) fiance had a rottweiler, medium size, with a generally pleasant, but really excitable disposition, doesn't listen terribly well, either. Really off-putting to most humans, but she wasn't vicious. Naturally, the two are kept separated for a while. When we brought the two together for the first time, the dog's all excited and gets in the kitten's face, "HEYWHOAREYOUICOULDSMELLYOUAREYOUNEWHEREYOU'RELITTLEWILLYOUBEMYFRIEND" The kitten's like, "Fark this noise" and runs under a chair. When the dog follows, the kitten says "Biatch, I said back the fark off" and punctuates it with his pimp paw.

The dog learned its place in the house.

when dogs kill cats, usually it's because the cat tried to run, and the larger faster dog overtook it and grabbed it around the neck where none of the cat's pointy ends can be brought to bear,

But the dog has to actually get the cat solidly around the neck, first. When my girlfriend's cat (then also a kitten) met her friend's dog, the dog tried to grab the kitten around the neck that way and came away with a bloody nose. We thought he hurt the cat, but when we finally fished the cat out from under the couch, he wasn't hurt at all. That's when we figured out the dog was the one dripping blood on the floor. Cats are damned quick and slippery.
 
2009-11-15 08:11:06 PM  
I've had a diabetic cat for 3 years. No thyroid problems, though.

Expensive? Yes. Insulin shots, home testing (the damned test strips cost a fortune and, no, I won't shoot insulin without knowing her BG number - that's just asking for trouble), vet visits, etc.

However, we have found ways to afford it and have gotten help from friends from time to time including people we've never met in person, but met through the Feline Diabetes Message Board (new window) who helped save the cat's life in the first place.

As has been said in this thread already, treat the cat or give the cat to someone who can and will treat her. Anything else is abuse.
 
2009-11-15 08:16:48 PM  

GreenAdder: Isn't one day a week enough for this crap?


Try not reading the articles and posts if the fark headline doesn't interest you.
 
2009-11-15 08:17:38 PM  
Weighing in on this cat v dog discussion, Having seen what my 5 pound cat does to our 30 poundish dog when she just wants the dog to go away, I'll take the dog.

They've progressed in their relations though. They play fight to get attention now.

A 16 lb cat that's pissed off? Do not want.

Cats are descended from lions, pumas, leopards and tigers.
Dogs are descended from scavengers.
 
2009-11-15 08:17:55 PM  
Never, NEVER try to break up a cat fight or try to "save" a cat from
a dog you perceive to be threatening him/her/it.
YOU will bleed all over everything, have to have stitches, & likely
have scars forever after.
 
2009-11-15 08:18:54 PM  
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2009-11-15 08:19:28 PM  

luxdsg: albuquerquehalsey: jake3988: DubaiVol

The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

/I'll take the cat.

Uh, I have a nasty cat belonging to my girlfriend that not only managed to bite me in the ass and sink all four of its fangs into it.

It once bit me in the finger. I went to the hospital for that when my finger swelled up to twice its size.

I was on a MAJOR antibiotic for a week, and got a tetanus shot. The ER doctor threatened me with intravenous fluids if the infection did not subside.

I could have lost the finger. I could have gotten blood poisoning from the raging infection.

I now have a loss of range of motion in my finger. It will require a hand specialist to fully recover.

Cats are dangerous, bacterially-rich creatures that will mess you up. They are not "cute", and they are not harmless.


The same thing happened to me with my ex-wifes cat. We were cat-sitting a friends cat while they were on vacation and the ex's cat went postal because the other cat was in my lap. Colateral damage the bastard bit my finger and it swelled up in a matter of hours. Same thing, antibiotics, threatened surgery or possible amputation, loss of motion and strength in that finger. I found out from the doctor that cats secrete a bacterial poison on their teeth and claws. That way they do not have to outright kill their prey, just wound it and wait for the poison to work.

/never meddle in the affairs of cats for they are vindictive and will pee on your keyboard.
 
2009-11-15 08:22:37 PM  

Lambeau: baka-san: Davila said the cat has been diagnosed with diabetes and a thyroid condition but she couldn't afford to pay for treatment.

Then put it down or give it to someone who can afford it.

Yeah, we have a diabetic cat. Treatment ain't exactly breaking the bank. Two shots a day, 1 minute tops, one small bottle of insulin lasts a month or two. Is it cheaper than a new cat? No, but we do it because we like the cat, and it doesn't spontaneously get all crazy-go-nuts on us. Our feline requirements are pretty low.

Here is the other thing. Diabetes isn't what flipped this cat out. If you didn't treat the diabetes, the cat probably would just get too weak, go into a coma, and die. Someone kept poking the cat until it got pissy, and it fought back. And the country laughed.


I agree with you on the former, offer anecdotal evidence against the latter.

My cat had diabetes, and since it was pretty cheap to handle and didn't bother us, we kept on the insulin shots and didn't have a problem. However, one New Years, he crashed. Freaked the fark out. He didn't attack, but he acted as though the world had suddenly turned 90 degrees to the weird. He was piss-on-the-floor terrified. Turns out when cats get low insulin, they can sometimes (?) have hallucinations. (Yes, my cat was tripping balls).

So I could see this cat flipping out and attacking if it was hallucinating.
 
2009-11-15 08:27:44 PM  

jake3988: DubaiVol
I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.
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The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

A dog on the other hand has jaw stretch that could pretty much tear your arm off.

Yes, cats can be maniacal but it can't kill you by itself. Fling it against the wall if you have to.

Dogs, well, if they wanna kill you, they can. Easily.

/I'll take the cat.


My cat (a 25lb domestic short hair)attacked me about a month ago, I got about a dozen fairly bad wounds and dozens of minor bites and scratches complete with a brutal infection from the bites. I still can't close my right hand and the leg bites left me limping for weeks. Completely random attack that resulted in a fight to the death. Someone came from the government and took his head away. Ive been bitten by dogs before and cut myself pretty badly with a knife before and I can honestly say Ive never been in as much pain or as badly damaged as from that cat attack.
 
2009-11-15 08:31:48 PM  

Pro Zack: what a delinquent cat may look like.


Yeah, what's up with that? "Here is a picture of cat feet"?

I'd have to weigh in with the owner on this one. Once a cat latches onto you with all 16 inward-curving claws & 4 inward-curving fangs, you'd need a prybar and six firefighters to get the thing off. Or a few buckets of ice cold water.
 
2009-11-15 08:35:42 PM  
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2009-11-15 08:36:29 PM  

bessyglass: Burquehalsey, that is a beautiful cat.


not mine. i did a GIS for "cat bite". that's actually Dan Lacey's cat.
 
2009-11-15 08:38:10 PM  
We took in a stray cat once. Out of the blue it jumped up on my husband and lost it's mind trying to bite and claw him. The farker was insane. My husband tried to hold onto it with both hands to keep it from harming him. The cat would not calm down. After about ten long minutes of this hubby had to break it's neck. If he had let it go it would have killed us all.....at least it felt like it. Scared me so much! We threw the evil kitteh in the garbage can. Probably had rabies or something.

/cool story
 
2009-11-15 08:39:55 PM  

Victoly: C_Canuk: A cornered cat can and will take on any dog you throw at it, unless the dog is crazy with rage, it will back off.

Cool story, bro:

My mom's oldest cat was a several-month-old kitten when she brought him home from the pound twelve years ago. Her (now ex-) fiance had a rottweiler, medium size, with a generally pleasant, but really excitable disposition, doesn't listen terribly well, either. Really off-putting to most humans, but she wasn't vicious. Naturally, the two are kept separated for a while. When we brought the two together for the first time, the dog's all excited and gets in the kitten's face, "HEYWHOAREYOUICOULDSMELLYOUAREYOUNEWHEREYOU'RELITTLEWILLYOUBEMYFRIEND" The kitten's like, "Fark this noise" and runs under a chair. When the dog follows, the kitten says "Biatch, I said back the fark off" and punctuates it with his pimp paw.

The dog learned its place in the house.

when dogs kill cats, usually it's because the cat tried to run, and the larger faster dog overtook it and grabbed it around the neck where none of the cat's pointy ends can be brought to bear,

But the dog has to actually get the cat solidly around the neck, first. When my girlfriend's cat (then also a kitten) met her friend's dog, the dog tried to grab the kitten around the neck that way and came away with a bloody nose. We thought he hurt the cat, but when we finally fished the cat out from under the couch, he wasn't hurt at all. That's when we figured out the dog was the one dripping blood on the floor. Cats are damned quick and slippery.


Similar story: My aunt and uncle had two dogs at the time of this story, big labs. One day they let the off their leashes to go back to the house on the final strech as they often do, and all of a sudden they both take off, seeing a cat at the end of the cul-de-sac where they live. The cat is just sitting there, cleaning himself. When the dogs get within 10 feet or so, the cat just looks up and stares at them. Both skid to a halt. They recognized the cat as the one that lived next door, he was 21 at the time.

By that point in his life, he was missing a chunk of his ear, the other one was shredded in a few places- this cat was a tough customer. The dogs knew that.
 
2009-11-15 08:41:09 PM  
www.baxterboo.com
I see your dog and cat, raise you a hyena and a baboon.
 
2009-11-15 08:42:43 PM  
I once had a semi-feral cat that lived in our barn come out to investigate a little bit. I walked up to him and picked him up to try and pet him, but he bit the fleshy part of my hand between the finger and thumb and would NOT let go. I just shook my arm as hard as I could. Poor kitty, never bit anyone again :/
 
2009-11-15 08:44:13 PM  
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jiesenPSD: I see your dog and cat, raise you a hyena and a baboon.


I'll see your hyena and baboon, and raise you a Humman.

cairsweb.llgc.org.uk
 
2009-11-15 08:44:18 PM  

GreenAdder: Isn't one day a week enough for this crap?


There is only one Caturday.


This is Cunday, you doltz.
 
2009-11-15 08:47:40 PM  
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2009-11-15 08:48:18 PM  
i41.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-15 08:48:41 PM  

cptjeff: By that point in his life, he was missing a chunk of his ear, the other one was shredded in a few places- this cat was a tough customer. The dogs knew that.


Yep. When I was growing up, I had a black and white mangy cat that had two constantly raw spots behind both ears. He was always fighting this or that, cat or dog. He would lay on the sidewalk out front and it was very funny (and cool) to see dogs coming down the street, see him lounging there, and then cross the street hoping to not be seen by him.
 
2009-11-15 08:49:36 PM  
Here's mine.
Had two female cats from the same litter for about 3 years before taking them to be spayed, one cat at a time. The first cat's procedure and recovery were without incident. The second cat... well, the second I walked in the back door with her in my arms upon returning from the vet, the first cat took both me and her down to the floor totally without warning. The 2nd cat took off upstairs while the first cat focused all her hostility on me. I'm laying there screaming, trying to block/bat the cat away when the roommate comes running with a pot of water from the sink and tosses it on both me and the cat. It worked to get the cat off me long enough for me to get up and grab a broom to block its advances around my ankles. Holy shiat I've never seen a cat go so violent so fast with no warning.

Second incident, 15 years later, I'm trying to pry a stuck fur mat off the back of this loving 10 year-old docile male cat, and grab him by the scruff to hold him still just 10 more seconds to complete the task. I've never heard a cat growl before now, and when I release him to stand up, he and all his claws are on my chest before I'm even standing straight. I grabbed my trusty water bottle which was two feet away and first pounded him over the head with it then started spraying him furiously in the face to get him to let go. He finally released just enough for me to throw him backwards while I'm in full retreat mode into the bathroom to refill the squirt bottle. He comes charging again, this time at my lower legs while I'm kicking at him so he'll clamp down on my shoe long enough to get more water to douse him.

Holy shiat. I still have him, and a new kitten that he doesn't like. The kitten is currently staying in a large dog cage in the living room until she gets big enough to fend for herself. And I'm already dreading the cat fights I'm going to have to stay clear of once she reaches that age.
 
2009-11-15 08:50:05 PM  
i41.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-15 08:50:25 PM  
Put the cat down.
 
2009-11-15 08:53:03 PM  
i41.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-15 08:53:38 PM  
Safe generally effective method for breaking up cats.www.ccrane.com
 
2009-11-15 08:57:14 PM  

Jean-Puc_Licard: Put the cat down.


You know, it's too bad you can't train cats like you can dogs. Attack dogs (private or police) are effective because they can go places humans can't, and have a strong painful bite.

But picture if you will, a burglar or hostage-taker holed up in an otherwise inaccesible house. The police shout: "Come out or we'll send in the cats!" When he doesn't come out, they drop a few attack-cats through the air conditioner shafts. Soon there are screams of pain and horror, and the burglar comes out with an attack-cat wrapped around his head, another balled up on his gun-hand...begging the cops to get these demons off him and take him to prison...

Even a crazed psycho on PCP would flee in terror from an attack-cat.
 
2009-11-15 08:58:22 PM  
Wow.

Back home, I used to have up to five Siamese cats at one time. Never had any true horror stories to share.

Then again, my family and I were nothing but nice to them, and never got into their fights . . .

/Would get a Siamese cat again, if I ever decided to get a pet.
 
2009-11-15 09:00:08 PM  

LabGrrl: My 20-pounder and her buddies are 'working cats.' They keep my yard and garden free of rats and mice. If they could also keep it free of snotty neighbor kids, that would be great.


My mom had a cat that would attack dogs. Lady next to her had a mop dog that loved to crap in our yard, one day the cat went after it and smacked the dog in the head.
 
2009-11-15 09:01:27 PM  
INTERNET TOUGH CAT MAGAZINE
*Lead story: Your cat wants BLOOD
*"And then she totally clawed the guy in half" The Fluffy the Kitty Story
*Kevlar, Not Just For Police Anymore

Seriously, it sounds some of you may have had your cats secretly replaced with tigers ala Folgers Crystals. My friend and I piss off his girlfriend's cat all the time and it couldn't do anything like what you guys are talking about, even when it tries (yes, it has plenty of teeth that do no damage and is still clawed).
 
2009-11-15 09:14:41 PM  

Jonny D:
Seriously, it sounds some of you may have had your cats secretly replaced with tigers ala Folgers Crystals.


The difference between a tiger and a housecat is about 6-7,000 years of breeding and a couple hundred pounds. And smaller animals tend to be meaner, so all you have going for you is the hope that the animal remembers that it likes you.

Some cats will put up with all sorts of crap, true. Different cats have different personalities, they aren't generic cookie-cutter animals.
 
2009-11-15 09:20:15 PM  

Mister Peejay: genner:
I don't know, raccoons are like little bears on crack!

Waschbaeren = Crackbaeren?


Raccoons are worse than cats on crack. After they are babies, they hate every one. And on a lb for lb basis? I'd rather have a run in with a bear.

I once went into the woods near my house to allow a young beagle to escape from an older raccoon in the dark.

The beagle having been young and stupid, thought chasing the raccoon on it's own was good thing.

The raccoon played with him like a cat & mouse thing until I came. I think it was near midnight, and I was tired of hearing the beagle's lorn barks for help for about 30 minutes.

Took my spotlight out into the woods, and finally scared off the coon. The beagle ran home (I assume), and I felt good for making sure he left the situation in tact.

But to be honest? I was not happy to meet up with a coon near the 30 lb mark, and not young. They are one critter no one should mess with. Kind of like a "pull my finger" animal, except it will cost you a lot more than to jovial human.
 
2009-11-15 09:20:16 PM  

Dubai Vol: People who are shocked that a cat can whip two people don't know anything about cats.

Hint: speed kills. And when I say "kill," I mean kill. No, your cat can't kill you, but she can whip you and make you wish you were dead. Be grateful that she likes you, because if she didn't, you would be seriously injured.

I like cats. I make friends with every cat I meet. Bloody dangerous animals, all the same. I'd much rather fight a dog, and I like dogs as well. Seriously, ask me to fight a 16 pound cat or a 100 pound dog, I'd pick the dog without hesitation.


QFT.

A truly pissed- off cat who feels he has nothing to lose is NOT to be farked with. If you've ever seen a REAL cat vs. dog fight... one in which the cat is cornered and can't simply run away, usually, the cat will rip the shiat out of the dog. Cats are incredibly fast, have needles in the feet and spikes for teeth. They're equipped and designed to kill things.
 
2009-11-15 09:24:17 PM  
My 15 lb half-Siamese attacked me out of the blue one day. I've had her since she was six weeks old and she'd never been hostile toward me before then. I was coming home, walking through the bedroom, and she ran out from under the bed, wrapped her entire body around my leg and went to work with her back paws, shredding my leg through my jeans and biting the shiat out of me. I managed to get her off and she charged me again and did the same thing. I again got her off me but she tore up my arms and hands in the process. I locked her in the bathroom for a few hours and when she came out, she was fine. That happened five years ago, no incidents since then. I still don't know what set her off. I've never hit her or mistreated her in any way, not even when she went batshiat on me.
 
2009-11-15 09:38:19 PM  
My biggest cat mistake was trying to intercept my cat before he got into an angry fight with the strange cat from next door. He was growling, but the fight had not yet begun.

Long story short: it felt like I was stapled in the arm by an industrial stapler. Those fangs can sink pretty deep into flesh. I've been bitten by dogs too, but the cat bite somehow felt more personal.
 
2009-11-15 09:41:53 PM  

www.vegasretro.com



I'm not berry hungry.

/anymore..............
 
2009-11-15 09:42:42 PM  
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My aunt's cat had some serious issues. She'd only let my aunt pet her/hold her/etc. and as a four year old I didn't know this. Of course, I now have the scars proving that I learned the hard way.

/scars are still very, very visible, 19 years later
//seriously, wtf aren't scars supposed to fade?
///was REALLY happy when that cat died last year
 
2009-11-15 09:42:54 PM  

pla: Kareeshus : Yeah, cats aren't paperweights, but most are more bark than bite. I've faced a couple of crazy cats in my time, and those that have attacked me have all been scared off by a good hit or kick.

"Most". Yeah, talking about a well-fed pampered housecat, they trust humans enough to basically "attack" you in play-mode, because they don't seriously expect you to hurt them back.

Based on what you say, you have never met a feral or starving cat, because put bluntly, you wouldn't land a "good hit or kick" - You wouldn't even see it (unless you managed to corner it first) until you noticed the claws in your eyes and the sharp little fangs at your neck.

No, a 16lb cat (even a feral) almost certainly couldn't kill you, but only an idiot would tangle with one unless absolutely necessary (and by "necessary", I don't mean "oh bother, it got into the garage, hand me a towel").


I love it when people on the Internet list the things I've never done. It's always funny.

Yes, I've been shredded a little by cats who've snuck up on me; it's by no means pleasant and I have scars. But a cat that's willing to attack something ten times its size is a cat that's never been given a good punt in the ribs. Cats can indeed be dissuaded from very bad behavior.

It needs to learn, really. A cat who tries to fight humans is destined for either a quick lesson learned or a bout with the gas chamber.
 
2009-11-15 09:49:41 PM  
Cats will also defend their humans. Quite a few years ago when our cat was still alive - she at age 17 or so came to the defense of my brother. He was play wrestling with the new dog (shepherd-rottweiler mix). She was okay with the dogs since we'd had several dogs when we first got her, but that day she bounded over the back of the couch (from halfway across the room, single leap) and landed square on the dog hissing and spitting and ready to kill. We managed to pry them apart with no serious injuries casualties, but I'd never seen a cat act like that before. She was growling and snarling at the dog till we took her from the room.

I'd fight the dog too.
 
2009-11-15 09:50:35 PM  
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2009-11-15 09:57:57 PM  

punguy: Cats will also defend their humans. Quite a few years ago when our cat was still alive - she at age 17 or so came to the defense of my brother. He was play wrestling with the new dog (shepherd-rottweiler mix). She was okay with the dogs since we'd had several dogs when we first got her, but that day she bounded over the back of the couch (from halfway across the room, single leap) and landed square on the dog hissing and spitting and ready to kill. We managed to pry them apart with no serious injuries casualties, but I'd never seen a cat act like that before. She was growling and snarling at the dog till we took her from the room.

I'd fight the dog too.


Another person that hasn't had the experience with an opinion that disagrees.

Try picking up a feral kitten (6 Oz) and have the same opinion.

And if you want to take that a step further in testing, try and pet a 10 year old raccoon that weighs 30 lbs.

Come back with an opinion about that...
 
2009-11-15 09:58:37 PM  
jake3988
The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin.

You've obviously never tried to wash your pussy!
 
2009-11-15 10:03:13 PM  
"The stretch of most cat's jaws are not enough to break the skin."

Written by somebody who hasn't lived with a cat. Ever see one yawn? Their jaws stretch apart to a near 180 degree angle.

My dear departed cat bit me a few times, I'm lucky I never got an infection.
 
2009-11-15 10:10:20 PM  
CasperImproved: Another person that hasn't had the experience with an opinion that disagrees.

Try picking up a feral kitten (6 Oz) and have the same opinion.

And if you want to take that a step further in testing, try and pet a 10 year old raccoon that weighs 30 lbs.

Come back with an opinion about that...

What the hell man, I was saying that I'd rather fight a dog than a cat. My cat was damn scary. I've stared down angry dogs, I'd never want to try that with a cat. No need to take that attitude with someone that AGREES with you.
 
2009-11-15 10:10:21 PM  

bessyglass: Burquehalsey, that is a beautiful cat.


You have the red badge of kittyluv. Wear those skatches proudly, I do.
 
2009-11-15 10:11:03 PM  
hooray for italics. . . my bad
 
2009-11-15 10:14:15 PM  
Five ends are POINTY.

Calvin, of Calvin and Hobbes.
 
2009-11-15 10:19:50 PM  
"Davila said the cat has been diagnosed with diabetes and a thyroid condition teh crazy but she couldn't afford to pay for treatment.

/FTFM cats
 
2009-11-15 10:30:14 PM  

i236.photobucket.com

 
2009-11-15 10:32:23 PM  

averagejoe42: I don't ever want to deal with an angry cat, but I will fight 1000 cats before I mess with a pissed off ferret.

You cannot crush that which has no bones.


This.
 
2009-11-15 10:38:34 PM  

punguy: CasperImproved: Another person that hasn't had the experience with an opinion that disagrees.

Try picking up a feral kitten (6 Oz) and have the same opinion.

And if you want to take that a step further in testing, try and pet a 10 year old raccoon that weighs 30 lbs.

Come back with an opinion about that...

What the hell man, I was saying that I'd rather fight a dog than a cat. My cat was damn scary. I've stared down angry dogs, I'd never want to try that with a cat. No need to take that attitude with someone that AGREES with you.



Sorry, I when reading your post took it to mean dogs are worse than cats as far as fighting is concerned.

My bad. I should not skim so much

Bob
 
2009-11-15 10:40:47 PM  
Lots of useless in this thread. For all those claiming to have been maimed by a cat, what were you doing to provoke it. Stupid cats don't go charging at you from across the street, or so called 'attack' you for no reason. My cat is deathly afraid of me, has never attempted to attack me. But all I do with him is kick him around when he gets in the way, feed him, and let him in and out. I don't try to get all fuzzy wuzzy with him, why would anyone want to pet a cat, they don't even appreciate it. Now my dog on the other hand is a different animal. He's as AWESOME as awesome comes, just as dumb as the cat, but I have never had to kick him for being in the way. He just moves when I ask, and when I pet him he really likes it, I know this because he shows me his jewels in appreciation. Cats want to be left alone, why peeps think that the cat wants to be played with is beyond me. A dog will sit in front of you drooling until you play with it, a cat will play with a feather tied to a string hanging from a door knob. You are not needed to the cat, no matter how much you think your cat loves you, you are a liability to the cat, but an asset to your dog if you own one.
 
2009-11-15 10:43:41 PM  
I saw a diabetic cat that had received too much insulin have a seizure yesterday. To an owner who didn't know any better, it could look like the cat was trying to attack. Of course, these people weren't treating the poor thing so it's unlikely it had any insulin, much less an OD.

More likely, the "thyroid problem" was hyperthyroidism, and it induced a serious behavior change, which it is very capable of doing. Cats can get seriously aggressive when they're hyperthyroid.

As for the dog vs. cat argument...handling a pissed off cat involves finesse, planning, and a solid understanding of cat restraint, and a few tools (gloves, towels, cat muzzle). If you have those things, you can handle 99% of cats in a typical veterinary practice. If a medium to large dog is seriously, seriously pissed off, restraint is almost impossible. I generally find cats more predictable than dogs as well, though it varies by breed. I'll take the cat, personally, but it's more about avoiding a bite than surviving a bite...cat bites are dirty, dirty things.

And no, they don't "secrete a bacterial poison from their teeth and claws." That's just silly. They just have some particularly nasty bacteria in their mouths and the ability to plant it really deep in your body with their needle-like teeth. It's slightly different.
 
2009-11-15 10:54:13 PM  
I've wanted to get a cat for a while now. You people and your stories are scaring the crap out of me. I'm going to need to head over to icanhascheezburger.com for a recharge.
 
2009-11-15 10:55:37 PM  

Broken9754: I've wanted to get a cat for a while now. You people and your stories are scaring the crap out of me. I'm going to need to head over to icanhascheezburger.com for a recharge.


Start with a Beta fish
 
2009-11-15 10:59:05 PM  

5Nickels: Start with a Beta fish


Hell no, those things are vicious! Even the pet store keeps them in solitary confinement!

/I've had cats and dogs my whole life, just coming off an 8 year break due to college and associated dorm/apartment living.
 
2009-11-15 11:04:31 PM  
My 20#, 12 yr old fatso is laying in my lap, four paws splayed in the air. We play hard and I always come up with scratches. He will gnaw, but not bite. If he was actually pissed, I would never, ever want to go up against him. He does get a walk daily...if he growls, I know to pick him up and high-tail it toward home. All your stories make me rethink the growling issue...but he also growls at me when we come inside, so I don't really take it into account. Maybe I should.
 
2009-11-15 11:04:54 PM  

5Nickels: Lots of useless in this thread. For all those claiming to have been maimed by a cat, what were you doing to provoke it. Stupid cats don't go charging at you from across the street, or so called 'attack' you for no reason. My cat is deathly afraid of me, has never attempted to attack me. But all I do with him is kick him around when he gets in the way, feed him, and let him in and out. I don't try to get all fuzzy wuzzy with him, why would anyone want to pet a cat, they don't even appreciate it. Now my dog on the other hand is a different animal. He's as AWESOME as awesome comes, just as dumb as the cat, but I have never had to kick him for being in the way. He just moves when I ask, and when I pet him he really likes it, I know this because he shows me his jewels in appreciation. Cats want to be left alone, why peeps think that the cat wants to be played with is beyond me. A dog will sit in front of you drooling until you play with it, a cat will play with a feather tied to a string hanging from a door knob. You are not needed to the cat, no matter how much you think your cat loves you, you are a liability to the cat, but an asset to your dog if you own one.


You obviously don't understand cats and, unless you are just a troll, should be banned from EVER having one.
 
2009-11-15 11:06:35 PM  

Broken9754: I've wanted to get a cat for a while now. You people and your stories are scaring the crap out of me. I'm going to need to head over to icanhascheezburger.com for a recharge.


Just spend some time in the Fark Caturday thread. TONS of happy cat people there.
 
2009-11-15 11:07:20 PM  
Davila said the cat has been diagnosed with diabetes and a thyroid condition but she couldn't afford to pay for treatment.

Screw you. You deserved it. I wonder what luxuries are more important to this woman than the health of her cat.
 
2009-11-15 11:13:04 PM  

Broken9754: I've wanted to get a cat for a while now. You people and your stories are scaring the crap out of me. I'm going to need to head over to icanhascheezburger.com for a recharge.


Don't let a bunch of internet 'tards scare you away from getting a cat. My cat was the friendliest stray I've ever met (I went outside, said "hi kitty" and he came over, sat down on my feet and started purring his head off) and taking him in was the best decision I've ever made. Screw my landlord and his douchetastic ways; he'll fark me out of my entire deposit one way or another so I might as well give him some cat hair to clean up too.
 
2009-11-15 11:14:21 PM  

lajimi: Broken9754: I've wanted to get a cat for a while now. You people and your stories are scaring the crap out of me. I'm going to need to head over to icanhascheezburger.com for a recharge.

Just spend some time in the Fark Caturday thread. TONS of happy cat people there.


There are happy cat loving people here.

I have one laying over one foot, and another laying next to the other. Funny is that they dislike each other, but stay that close to me.

But I do have a certain level of respect for their backgrounds.

Also, someone else from a vet's office talked about being prepared for a situation. This is true. If I have to give meds to my oldest cat, I do pretty much wrap in in a towel from lower feet to head.

That way, we don't have an accident that requires either to have a "need for medical attention" situation for either of us.
 
2009-11-15 11:22:48 PM  
I just hope the kitteh in the article will be treated and given to a good, caring family. Those people should have surrendered it when they could not pay for its treatments. stoopid hoomans.

Why, yes, cats do live with us. Four right now, two Russian Blues and two Siamese. All foundlings or from a shelter.
 
2009-11-15 11:23:06 PM  

C_Canuk: a cornered cat on the other hand will jump onto the dogs head, dig in with all 4 sets of claws and bite/tear at the neck... dog will not easily be able to get the cat off due to the claws being hooked and digging in up to 1/2 an inch.


naivety is funny sometimes

WHICH one of those animals do you expect to survive the encounter ?

are you seriously proposing that cats can put up a fight against a freaking dog ?

they can bite, scratch, tear, etc... but a dog will snap their spines in seconds

why the fark try this kind of argument ? have you ever met a dog ? or are you just hard core in lust with your cat ?

// 2 weeks later the dog will forget the cat existed
 
2009-11-15 11:36:02 PM  
That said...the closest he's ever come to coming after me is during a bath. Always have two people there and only give if really necessary.
Don't let scary stories keep you from a cat. Mine chose me. My dad (who has always had dogs) got adopted from a stray (half feral) with kittens. Mama hit the hills and left 5. He gave away all but one and he is now all about kitties. He ended up with a sweetie that is good with being safe in a warm barn, has figured out food, mice and the litter box. Now I'm trying to convince him how important getting the kittie fixed is. All the kittens were born with double pads. The claws were normal, but double pads on every foot. Inbreeding runs rampant. Fix your cat!
 
2009-11-15 11:37:15 PM  

CasperImproved: If I have to give meds to my oldest cat, I do pretty much wrap in in a towel from lower feet to head.


This reminds me of my only cat story worth telling. My mom had a cat named Katy. A big, puffy orange and white thing. Katy was the softest, most friendly cat you'd ever seen, and would spend every evening on my mother's lap, while she read a book, knitted, or watched TV. When she went outside, Katy was a killing machine. She'd bring Mom presents of birds, mice, lizards, small children, whatever. Like other people have mentioned, she was the type of cat the neighbor dogs avoided. Well, one day Katy wasn't doing too well and Mom took her to the vet. She was in renal failure, and the vet said she had about 3 months left. My mom asked what she needed to do in the meantime, and the vet explained that Katy needed significant hydration, and he showed my mom how to take a needle, hook it up to a saline bag, and how to administer saline subcutaneously to the cat.

So that's what Mom did. Every other day she'd take Katy, and give her her fluids. Pretty soon Katy stopped coming around my mother. After about a month, she never sat on her lap again. She slept in a different room, and she kept her presents to herself. If she wanted attention, she'd nuzzled up to my step-dad (who was too squeamish to do the treatments). But Mom kept making sure Katy got her fluids. If she didn't, Katy would get violently ill. Even though Katy hated it, her only protest would be an occasional "meow". She never gave Mom so much as a scratch. Katy was with us for another two and a half years post-diagnosis. Mom finally got to hold her again, as she died.

/I didn't say it was a GOOD story, I said it was my ONLY story.
 
2009-11-15 11:42:59 PM  
The way I see it, in the who would you fight cat or dog discussion, it boils down to two different situations. A) You know the animal is going to attack, and are ready for it. Cornered feral animal, or simply feral animal that has given warning in the form of hissing or growling and you are still stupid enough/have to get it. B.) You don't know there is an animal and don't have time to be ready to deal with it.

This of course depends on the size of the dog and cat in question.

A.) I'll take the cat. In my experience the cat is going to get is going to latch on, which is a mistake when you think about it because it is giving up its speed. Dog will attempt to maul the shiat out of you.
B.) I'll take the dog, they have more of a tendency to growl and warn you to stay the hell away from them. Cats will just attack with less warning and in that situation they can do some serious damage. Though if the dog doesn't warn you you are pretty farked as well they just seem less likely to be quite about attacking.

This is in my experience with cats and dogs, I full expect people to tell me I am wrong, but seriously given the option of dealing with feral animals I chose either none of the above or (non snapping) turtle.
 
2009-11-16 12:11:49 AM  

Slartibartfaster: C_Canuk: a cornered cat on the other hand will jump onto the dogs head, dig in with all 4 sets of claws and bite/tear at the neck... dog will not easily be able to get the cat off due to the claws being hooked and digging in up to 1/2 an inch.

naivety is funny sometimes

WHICH one of those animals do you expect to survive the encounter ?

are you seriously proposing that cats can put up a fight against a freaking dog ?

they can bite, scratch, tear, etc... but a dog will snap their spines in seconds

why the fark try this kind of argument ? have you ever met a dog ? or are you just hard core in lust with your cat ?

// 2 weeks later the dog will forget the cat existed


You've never seen a cat work, have you?

Cats when seriously pissed are dangerous. Our dog was trying to play with the cat when she was napping under a bed to get away from the said dog for peace and quiet. Play, not attack. The dog came away from it with a nice slash in the ear and a few holes poked in it's snout. This is the undersized 5 lb cat I mentioned earlier. The vet describes her as the thinnest cat she sees. This is a medium sized dog. The dog was the one splattering blood on the walls. The Cat went back to her nap.

Here's another thing to think about. What was the last thing your dog killed? Our dog tries to kill things all the time. Squirrels, chipmunks, whatever. Our cat parks underneath the birdfeeder and kills for sport. Or will be out in the backyard, catch small critters, let them go, catch them again, and kill them and snack when she's bored with it.

Even when our dog had a cornered mouse to kill, she couldn't manage it. The cat took all of about 15 seconds, and another 20 or so to et it- bones and all.

Cats generally choose not to confront, which is why you don't have them mauling things more regularly. They'll usually dart away before they have to fight. Unless they had a bad day, are hungry, or it's a thursday. But if they're cornered, they'll confront, and I feel sorry for the doggy that's going to need stitches in a few minutes.

Don't get me wrong, I love cats. Wonderful creatures. Intelligent, caring, but they can turn into psychopathic killing machines.

I have lived with dogs and cats. At home we have one of each. The cat wins their encounters, which are usually mock battles these days. 5 pound cat. 30 pound dog. There may be dogs who have or can kill cats, I have not seen it ever happen, and I live in a neighborhood where cats wander all over the place on a regular basis.
 
2009-11-16 12:19:28 AM  
Bonus Caturday?!

i98.photobucket.com

Yaaahooo!

/shut up, you were thinkin' it!
 
2009-11-16 12:21:43 AM  
cptjeff There may be dogs who have or can kill cats, I have not seen it ever happen, and I live in a neighborhood where cats wander all over the place on a regular basis.

Some dogs kill cats with ease, that is dogs who are not afraid of the cats. But if a somewhat young dog is ever scratched badly by a cat, especially on the nose, they will be forever afraid of cats and will not be able to stand up to them

I used to have an old tomcat who had every big dog in the neighborhood trembling in fear of him. i wondered how he did it until one day the neighbors got a rottweiler puppy and had it tied up in the front yard. I saw him go up to the puppy, let it sniff him and get a good look, then he tore it a new asshole.

/that was his trick, he got to them when they were young.
 
2009-11-16 12:22:25 AM  
No one remembers Pinky??? (new window)
 
2009-11-16 12:24:43 AM  
Love the Pinky video! That poor man...I especially liked how he carefully didn't kill the cat even though it obvious he was really hurt!
 
2009-11-16 12:34:42 AM  
Of course, when a dog DOES catch a cat, 9 times out of 10, it looks at you with this dumb, amazed expression on its face: "Uh, okay, NOW what do I do with it?"
 
2009-11-16 12:39:23 AM  

Broken9754: I've wanted to get a cat for a while now. You people and your stories are scaring the crap out of me. I'm going to need to head over to icanhascheezburger.com for a recharge.


Oh don't be silly. Unless you do something like not get it help when its sick, or (in my cat's case) step on his paw, the kitty will love you unconditionally.
 
2009-11-16 12:39:54 AM  

leehouse: The way I see it, in the who would you fight cat or dog discussion, it boils down to two different situations. A) You know the animal is going to attack, and are ready for it. Cornered feral animal, or simply feral animal that has given warning in the form of hissing or growling and you are still stupid enough/have to get it. B.) You don't know there is an animal and don't have time to be ready to deal with it.

This of course depends on the size of the dog and cat in question.

A.) I'll take the cat. In my experience the cat is going to get is going to latch on, which is a mistake when you think about it because it is giving up its speed. Dog will attempt to maul the shiat out of you.
B.) I'll take the dog, they have more of a tendency to growl and warn you to stay the hell away from them. Cats will just attack with less warning and in that situation they can do some serious damage. Though if the dog doesn't warn you you are pretty farked as well they just seem less likely to be quite about attacking.

This is in my experience with cats and dogs, I full expect people to tell me I am wrong, but seriously given the option of dealing with feral animals I chose either none of the above or (non snapping) turtle.


Hopefully this isn't too off-thread, but WTF is up with small dogs? I had a paper route 20 years ago, and those were the little bastards that tried to kill me (multiple times). Big Dogs? Well, I've run into a few nasty ones over the years, but most of them are goofballs that just want attention.
 
2009-11-16 12:41:32 AM  
Okay, it may be against the rules of this post-Caturday bliss to ask this... but how can a family who can't afford medical treatment for their cat afford an apartment in Midtown Manhattan? I mean, really? You're talking $5000/month for a studio apartment there.
 
2009-11-16 12:48:44 AM  

Verrai: Okay, it may be against the rules of this post-Caturday bliss to ask this... but how can a family who can't afford medical treatment for their cat afford an apartment in Midtown Manhattan? I mean, really? You're talking $5000/month for a studio apartment there.


Some people should NEVER have guardianship over another living creature.
 
2009-11-16 01:12:14 AM  

queezyweezel: Miniature or teacup anything aren't real dogs. They're auxiliary dogs. They're what you keep around if your real dog is in the shop.


Well. now we know Dave Barry's Fark login.

/nibble the shiat outa you, lol
 
2009-11-16 01:22:40 AM  
www.russellturnermusic.com

Is your cat being TOO LOUD?!?

/btw never ever do a GIS for "kitten mittons". you have been warned.
 
2009-11-16 01:51:31 AM  
Lol, Internet cat fanboys arguing that cats can take a dog (or human) in a fight using anecdotes of when one type of cat won against the dog/human in a situation where the dog/human clearly wasn't expecting a fight and could otherwise escape from. Sure cats can do some damage but not nearly enough that folks would forbid their presence because they can be unsafe to be around (You generally don't have entire cities banning specific breeds of housecats now do you?).
 
2009-11-16 01:52:06 AM  
Never had a problem with any of my cats. The trick is to get them when they are kittens, then carry them around by the scruff when they misbehave. Using your mouth works the best :)
 
2009-11-16 01:58:22 AM  
Never had a problem with any of my cats. The trick is to get them when they are kittens, then carry them around by the scruff when they misbehave. Using your mouth works the best :)

Wtf is wrong with you?

You know what works better?

www.shoemall.com

Just kidding.
/pussy mouth.
 
2009-11-16 02:06:52 AM  
There is a reason that pet cats are so small.

A cat the size of a cocker spaniel = bobcat
A cat the size of a german shepard = cougar
A cat the size of a rottweiller = leopard
A cat the size of a newfoundland/great dane cross = tigar

Bragging that you aren't afraid of a housecat is like bragging you aren't afraid of a Chihuahua. They are about the same size and weight. But a housecat will do more than yap, tremble and pee itself.
 
2009-11-16 02:07:03 AM  
Having had cats for 25 years, doing rescue for 9, and doing trap-neuter-return for that long, I just have to share.

I had the sweetest cat for 15 years, then she had a stroke and did a 180 personality turn. She bit me, twice.

Every feral I've seen would rather run away than attack - unless cornered.

I've been torn up the worst by tame cats, usually when trying to "scruff 'em and stuff 'em" in a carrier. One tame cat resulted in blood from elbows to wrists before I finally cornered her in a closet and threw a blanket over her. She is a total sweetheart unless you have to transport her.

The worst wound I've ever seen was inflicted on my TNR mentor. Granted, he was a little drunk at the time. He was going to clean the recovery cage the feral stays in before being returned to its colony. Inside the cage is a carrier that the cat is placed in while sedated after being fixed so it can be placed in the cage. The philosophy is to uncover the cage (ferals go from light to dark and vice versa) so the cat goes into the carrier, then you reach in with a stick and latch the carrier, then you clean the cage. He got impatient and tried to grab the cat (did I mention he was a little drunk?). He got bit on the hand, and the next day that hand swelled up like a balloon. He was on IV antibiotics for a week.

I've had cats sink all four fangs into my arm. Got blood poisoning from a cat scratch once.

The cat in TFA should have been put down if the people couldn't take care of it. That's just sad, bad, and wrong to let a sick cat suffer.
 
2009-11-16 02:10:57 AM  

mikemil828: You generally don't have entire cities banning specific breeds of housecats now do you?



Breeds or species?

Remember the story a couple years back about the guy with the full grown pet tiger in his NY apt?
 
2009-11-16 02:29:37 AM  
Anyone who thinks their cat cannot tear them a new one has only to feed it a chicken drumstick and imagine their finger in place of the chicken bone. Cats are usually holding back with us even when they do attack. When they go full thermonuclear, look out. Rehabber with the scars to prove it.
 
2009-11-16 02:33:42 AM  
My dog vs. cat story. A decent sized feral cat on campus had had a litter of three kittens and decided to take up residence in the bushes that backed onto our office window. We all enjoyed watching this attentive mother and her adorable fluffy babies. One morning a jogger with a dog off leash came by, and the dog smelled the cats nearby, and tracked it down. The mother was cornered, and put up a spectacular display of badassery. The dog simply picked her up and snapped her spine, then made short work of the three kittens in about 12 seconds. Then it picked up a nearly decapitated kitten and trotted off with it, immensely pleased with itself. The a-hole jogger who didn't have it on a leash got a gruesome surprise, I'm sure.

The only reason a cat survives a fight with a reasonably sized dog is that the dog decides to let it live. I would certainly rather be set upon by an angry cat, which I'm stronger than, and can swing around by the tail and hurled far away, than an enraged dog.
 
2009-11-16 02:43:13 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

The problem is cats usually latch on when they are really pissed, bite and tear and scratch.

Honestly though, out of an equally determined cat and an equally determined dog - of an average dog size (I would say lab). I would much rather deal with the cat.

My newfie used to carry my cat around in his mouth, the cat was totally cool with it. Then someone stole my farking cat.
 
2009-11-16 03:18:19 AM  

WeenerGord: mikemil828: You generally don't have entire cities banning specific breeds of housecats now do you?


Breeds or species?

Remember the story a couple years back about the guy with the full grown pet tiger in his NY apt?


This. I've been up close with tigers. Inches away. I was very thankful for the big sheet of glass. So were the parents of small children the tigers thought were food and tried to snack on.

Hey, give them a break. They were new at the zoo, and had only ever seen chain link fence before.

A cat the size of midsize dog would not be something the neighbors would welcome. Especially the ones with small dogs.

If you made a german Shepard sized cat mad, you would be dead. An Irish settler sized dog is called a puma, also called a mountain lion. They can take your head off with one swipe of a paw. They're a little smaller then your typical tiger.

Guard dog versus guard leopord...

There really is a reason why they were bred down to the size they were to keep as housepets. Any bigger and you're farked if it gets pissed.
 
2009-11-16 03:49:23 AM  

maceinator: When I was in my mid twenties, I arrived home from work to see a feral cat walking down the sidewalk. From up the block, a dog came running, barking. The cat just sat down, and started licking its paws. The dog ran up to it, but never got closer than about 5-6 feet. It stood there barking for a while, then the cat got up and walked off. The dog ran back to it's home. During the whole scene, the cat acted as if it didn't even know the dog was there. I assume the two had a past conflict that didn't end well for the dog.


We had a really mean bigass long-haired black cat named Wampus when I was a kid. The name was descriptive of his behavior. He would walk around on top of our fence and wait for dogs to come by so he could drop on their heads and attack. Viscious bastard. I never saw a dog come by our fence within pouncing range twice.
 
2009-11-16 03:54:53 AM  
I made it about 1/2 way through this thread and noticed I had subconsciously crossed my legs. Tight.

/cat respect status : remodified
 
2009-11-16 04:07:00 AM  
I should, in fairness, point out that we have a cat who was feral who now lives on our front porch. We won't let her in the house because my wife's allergic, but she lives on our porch. When it's cold, I let her in my garage. It's not cold often, we're in West Texas. She's a year old and decided she loves my son, who's now 2 1/2 years old. She showed up as a tiny starved kitten and they bonded like magic. Steven isn't good with naming things so her name will forever by "Baby Kitty." She'll even let me pick her up now and then.
 
2009-11-16 04:21:24 AM  
One of my friends had their 8 lb cat get stuck in a hollow tree, and decided to cut it out with an axe. The chopping panicked the cat really badly, so when he reached in to grab it the cat nearly stripped his hand down to the bone. I've had my thumb bitten to the bone by a playful cat when I rattled some newspapers and she thought my hand was a mouse under the paper.

/respect the cat
//they know how to kill things
 
2009-11-16 04:38:00 AM  
For all of you with cats complaining of cat scratches, as an owner of a eight year old kitten (she'll be a kitten to me for the rest of her life), one thing we did from the get go (when we got her at 12 weeks) was to train her to tolerate (she'll actually try to bite at the claw trimmer as opposed to me) having her front and back claws trimmed on a regular basis (when the get to the point where they are starting to become a little too pointy).

She was also taught that biting == bath time fun (which we actually did from an early age so she is fairly tolerant of bath time - doesn't like it but she won't try to kill me). Unfortunately, she hasn't bitten (or tried to bite) anyone in a long while and she's starting to smell a little too much like cat food.

There are plenty of ways to prevent your cat injuring you or other people if you actually properly train them - people assume that training is only for dogs, but cats also need to be trained from an early age to do or not do certain things and the repercussions thereof.

Her and my spouse though have a hate-hate relationship and it's funny to watch her make her special "I want to kill you, but know I'll be probably in a lot of trouble" meow that she only uses with him - usually it is provoked by him attempting to kick, step or do other things to her to piss her off (in a "playful", as he likes to claim, manner).
 
2009-11-16 04:53:05 AM  
N0! Not ur'z.
U can haz phenylpropanolamine (P2P).
 
2009-11-16 05:48:13 AM  
NO,NO,NO!!!!
See above.
Ketteh can haz PCP!!!
P2P synth probably cause problem.
So many wonderful and tasty chemicals, so little time.
 
2009-11-16 06:50:17 AM  
Caturday?
 
2009-11-16 07:28:31 AM  

Beausefus0103: This is clearly why all cats should be put down, killed, ended. They all suck.


Know how I know you're an asshole?
 
2009-11-16 08:22:04 AM  
so this 'rescue' saves 43 THOUSAND animals a year? Don't they mean that they Euthanize 43000 animals a year.

error in article is an error
 
2009-11-16 10:20:13 AM  
is a cat that's never been given a good punt in the ribs

/win
 
B A
2009-11-16 10:24:52 AM  

Slartibartfaster: C_Canuk: a cornered cat on the other hand will jump onto the dogs head, dig in with all 4 sets of claws and bite/tear at the neck... dog will not easily be able to get the cat off due to the claws being hooked and digging in up to 1/2 an inch.

naivety is funny sometimes

WHICH one of those animals do you expect to survive the encounter ?

are you seriously proposing that cats can put up a fight against a freaking dog ?

they can bite, scratch, tear, etc... but a dog will snap their spines in seconds

why the fark try this kind of argument ? have you ever met a dog ? or are you just hard core in lust with your cat ?

// 2 weeks later the dog will forget the cat existed


My russian blue tomcat died many years ago but I still remember him running dogs out of his yard. He, several times, rode 60+pound dogs down the road, jumped off, came home and laid back down on his porch. Dogs can kill cats, yes, but cats can also kill dogs. Sorry dude but I've seen it happen.
 
2009-11-16 10:35:01 AM  

WeenerGord: mikemil828: You generally don't have entire cities banning specific breeds of housecats now do you?


Breeds or species?

Remember the story a couple years back about the guy with the full grown pet tiger in his NY apt?


Ming the tiger
gothamist.com
 
2009-11-16 10:40:29 AM  

jiesenPSD: I see your dog and cat, raise you a hyena and a baboon.


Where did you get that pic it is awesome.

In a related note I saw a hyena giving birth on animal planet it gave me nightmares.
 
2009-11-16 10:40:33 AM  

ZippyChippy: My dog vs. cat story. A decent sized feral cat on campus had had a litter of three kittens and decided to take up residence in the bushes that backed onto our office window. We all enjoyed watching this attentive mother and her adorable fluffy babies. One morning a jogger with a dog off leash came by, and the dog smelled the cats nearby, and tracked it down. The mother was cornered, and put up a spectacular display of badassery. The dog simply picked her up and snapped her spine, then made short work of the three kittens in about 12 seconds. Then it picked up a nearly decapitated kitten and trotted off with it, immensely pleased with itself. The a-hole jogger who didn't have it on a leash got a gruesome surprise, I'm sure.


I wonder what that a-hole jogger will do the day that dog decides to attack a person? Sounds to me like a person that has no business owning a dog.
 
2009-11-16 10:57:05 AM  

LabGrrl: I have a vicious 20 pounder made of rippling muscle who loves me and no one else. I am sure if she was seriously injured or in pain and someone other than me tried to handle her there would be stitches involved.

I got bit by my landlady's ailing cat when she needed help with it and assumed biologist meant Jeff Corwin (I also have snakes thrust in my face by local kids who go 'what kinda snake is this?")

Even with the knowledge to clean the wound I ended up with pasteurella in the tendon sheath, IV antibiotics and a week of horse pills 4 times a day and two nasty little scars.

...and the biatch didn't pay my medical bill...she didn't have the money, sure, but the least she could've done was offer to take it off the rent, right? Lucky I didn't sue her.


Her homeowner's insurance should have paid. Wouldn't have cost her anything... well not until her premium went up.
 
2009-11-16 11:05:53 AM  
I've seen a mid-sized house cat remove a Boston Terrier's eye from the socket. It was gnarly. Simple swat-n-claw and the fight was over.

/The dog survived, but the eye sure didn't.
//Boston Terriers deserve everything they get.
 
2009-11-16 12:03:40 PM  

Kisthesky: If that cat had some kitten mittons, then he couldn't have clawed anyone.


WIN!
 
2009-11-16 12:06:20 PM  

Verrai: Okay, it may be against the rules of this post-Caturday bliss to ask this... but how can a family who can't afford medical treatment for their cat afford an apartment in Midtown Manhattan? I mean, really? You're talking $5000/month for a studio apartment there.


Rent controls man... they have probably lived there 50 years and are paying only $500. That's why new people who move in have to pay $5,000; the owner's got to make up the difference some how.
 
2009-11-16 01:25:32 PM  
Hah! My 18-pound little black panther of a cat attacks me all the time. He broke my cell phone. He's destroyed the bathroom. He wiped out my desk. He's a flipping demon.

Which makes me like him hahahaha.

/shut up you fat meowing beast cripes!
 
2009-11-16 01:39:13 PM  

lajimi: Verrai: Okay, it may be against the rules of this post-Caturday bliss to ask this... but how can a family who can't afford medical treatment for their cat afford an apartment in Midtown Manhattan? I mean, really? You're talking $5000/month for a studio apartment there.


No you're not.
 
2009-11-16 01:42:13 PM  
Yes, house cats can and will break the skin! Last time I took my cat to the vet he got all mad about being there. I was holding him so they could give him a shot. After that shot he decided he was mad at me and bit my hand. It felt like the moment he realized he broke the skin he decided to bite down ever harder (it was really strong for a nine lb cat). I was more afraid of the damage that would occur if I tried to pull my hand away so I had to pry his kitty jaws apart. He has a tendency to play bite, but he for sure knew what he was doing this time and had a goal..."to maim!" Then the vet said "Well, now that he bit you it is against the law for me to give him his rabies shot, so you have to come back in 2 weeks. I got out of the follow up unscathed at least.

/cool story, me.
 
2009-11-16 01:49:56 PM  
As Chuck Jones said - or close to it it's been a while - in his autobiography Chuck Amuck:

"Touching a cat on its stomach is like putting your hand in a boxing glove full of fish hooks."
 
2009-11-16 02:17:09 PM  
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"Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man."
 
2009-11-16 03:29:51 PM  
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/Smeegle will be your friend...Yes?
 
2009-11-16 03:43:45 PM  
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2009-11-16 06:57:59 PM  

B A: My russian blue tomcat died many years ago but I still remember him running dogs out of his yard. He, several times, rode 60+pound dogs down the road, jumped off, came home and laid back down on his porch. Dogs can kill cats, yes, but cats can also kill dogs. Sorry dude but I've seen it happen.


I would be *shocked* to see a cat literally kill a dog. Not saying that cats are defenseless, but they are usually fighting defensively.

Maybe a Maine coon cat.

from wiki: Males weigh anywhere between 13 and 25 lb (5.9 and 11 kg) with females weighing between 8 and 18 lb (3.6 and 8.2 kg).

That is the healthy weight too. 25 lbs of cat, not chub.

www.pictures-of-cats.org
 
2009-11-16 08:19:18 PM  
When I was about 15 (this was many many years ago) I had a kitteh named Osimodias.
Oz (his nick-name)was an attack cat and could be sicked on any man or beast, but was perfectly peaceful when not directed to act as the rewarder of my wrath.
I'd set him on my brother one day (my brother liked Magilla Gorilla, me n Oz didn't).
He lept upon my brothers back (bubbu tried to run...ya caint outrun no cat) and with his front claws hanging onto my brothers t-shirt, Oz gave him one hell of an arse kicking with his hind legs.
Oz lived in my room, and not once did my brother try coming in there when I wasn't home.
Bonus; Mom called brother a sissy for letting a cat beat him up.
Bonus points lost when kitteh attacked step father (another win for Oz).
Extra bonus points for getting my own apartment (paid for by parental units) because I wouldn't let them get rid of Oz, and they wouldn't let us live in the same apartment with them.
Me and Oz thumbtripped out to Cali one summer, the cat was just too cool for rules.
 
2009-11-16 08:33:50 PM  
The rednecks up the road had fighting dogs that would get out and kill small dogs. One of them ran into a cat that grew up in a house with 5 boys and liked to catch its own food. The cat ended up on the back of the dogs neck and bit into its neck until it hit the jugular.
 
2009-11-16 09:57:53 PM  
Once had a cat, lived 22 yrs, one name was Urban Assault Cat
 
2009-11-16 11:45:13 PM  

5Nickels: Lots of useless in this thread. For all those claiming to have been maimed by a cat, what were you doing to provoke it. Stupid cats don't go charging at you from across the street, or so called 'attack' you for no reason. My cat is deathly afraid of me, has never attempted to attack me. But all I do with him is kick him around when he gets in the way, feed him, and let him in and out. I don't try to get all fuzzy wuzzy with him, why would anyone want to pet a cat, they don't even appreciate it. Now my dog on the other hand is a different animal. He's as AWESOME as awesome comes, just as dumb as the cat, but I have never had to kick him for being in the way. He just moves when I ask, and when I pet him he really likes it, I know this because he shows me his jewels in appreciation. Cats want to be left alone, why peeps think that the cat wants to be played with is beyond me. A dog will sit in front of you drooling until you play with it, a cat will play with a feather tied to a string hanging from a door knob. You are not needed to the cat, no matter how much you think your cat loves you, you are a liability to the cat, but an asset to your dog if you own one.


I am most definitely not an ITG, but if I ever saw you kicking a cat, I'd go postal on your sorry ass. You must be the worst sort of needle-dicked farkwit to abuse an animal 1/10 your size.
 
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