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2012-07-28 10:11:24 AM
sounds depressed
 
2012-07-28 11:45:40 AM
The cat sounds fine, the owners seem like the idiots for repeatedly letting him outside with coyotes in the neighborhood.
 
2012-07-28 01:32:55 PM
Sounds like honey badger
 
2012-07-28 01:33:08 PM
My money is on the cat being suicidal.
 
2012-07-28 01:34:16 PM
Apparently he's determined to make the best of his nine lives.
 
2012-07-28 01:38:00 PM
That is a normal cat whose owners are too stupid to think of his well-being and let him run around outside. Keep your goddamn cats in doors, you goddam idiots. I'd describe that cat as incredibly lucky, not stupid.

If you let your cat outside unattended, then these are the things that happen to cats. Normally though, you just never see the animal again, because they die by rat poison in some secluded area, or the coyote eats them, or whatever other fate befalls them happens out of sight of the owners. Why? Because the owner lets the cat run around by itself thinking that is the natural way of things. Keep the cat in the house, or go out with it in a fenced in yard for playtime.
 
2012-07-28 01:38:01 PM
He'd make a better Boston mayor than the current one.
 
2012-07-28 01:38:05 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: The cat sounds fine, the owners seem like the idiots for repeatedly letting him outside with coyotes in the neighborhood.


This. None of those hazards are things domesticated house cats have evolved to deal with. These are things their humans have to plan for and be sensible about.
 
2012-07-28 01:39:29 PM
The Cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be.
 
2012-07-28 01:44:17 PM
Can't blame the poor the kitty. Those lobster traps are pretty enticing.
 
2012-07-28 01:46:42 PM
Cosmos is an active participant in this game called life. Not just a passive observer.

Learn from him.
 
2012-07-28 01:46:51 PM
Cosmo takes it in stride I'm sure: after all he has at least 5 lives left.
 
2012-07-28 01:49:29 PM
Just in time for Caturday.
 
2012-07-28 01:49:43 PM
I'm sad that so many people think trapping a cat in a small house for life is the One True Way to raise them. There are also things in the house that can kill them, so let's also remove all sharp objects, chemicals, and food they can't eat, right?

This is part of life. Some make it, some don't, doesn't make it wrong to give them a chance.
 
2012-07-28 01:50:49 PM

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: That is a normal cat whose owners are too stupid to think of his well-being and let him run around outside. Keep your goddamn cats in doors, you goddam idiots. I'd describe that cat as incredibly lucky, not stupid.

If you let your cat outside unattended, then these are the things that happen to cats. Normally though, you just never see the animal again, because they die by rat poison in some secluded area, or the coyote eats them, or whatever other fate befalls them happens out of sight of the owners. Why? Because the owner lets the cat run around by itself thinking that is the natural way of things. Keep the cat in the house, or go out with it in a fenced in yard for playtime.


THIS. Our cats are indoors only. One thinks he wants to go outside, but on the rare occasion he makes it out he gets to the middle of the yard, goes flat on the ground, with that "OMG scary stuff" look going, and is very ready to come back inside.
 
2012-07-28 01:53:14 PM
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paper bag is their Kryptonite
 
2012-07-28 01:57:21 PM

Mouser: Apparently he's determined to make the best of his nine lives.


He's certainly hell-bent on using all of them, it seems.
 
2012-07-28 01:58:41 PM
The cat out-Darwined two coyotes. It's smarter than subby, who probably kicks the sleeping cats that aren't smart enough to get out of his goddamned way.
 
2012-07-28 02:07:42 PM
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An actual picture of the poor thing after surviving two coyote attacks.

Really, a lesson for not letting your cats out.

/www.goodmorninggloucester.com linky
 
2012-07-28 02:08:46 PM

halloran: Can't blame the poor the kitty. Those lobster traps are pretty enticing.


Especially in winter:

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2012-07-28 02:10:02 PM

skantea: Cosmos is an active participant in this game called life. Not just a passive observer.

Learn from him.


Ok. Anyone know were I can find a Coyote? Preferably a wiley one.
 
2012-07-28 02:10:48 PM
My cat ate the shower curtain, which is why he is no longer allowed in the bathroom. Lucky bastard survived (after his operation) and is still goofy and running around the house like a banshee.
 
2012-07-28 02:11:39 PM

Fear the Clam: halloran: Can't blame the poor the kitty. Those lobster traps are pretty enticing.

Especially in winter:

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WOW! That is a really cool display
 
2012-07-28 02:12:39 PM
I forget who did this LOL of my cat Abu, but:
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He is a cat! If he wants to do stupid stuff like go outside and not go right back home with he smells coyote, well... That's a cat thing.
 
2012-07-28 02:13:18 PM

Sultan Of Herf: Our cats are indoors only. One thinks he wants to go outside, but on the rare occasion he makes it out he gets to the middle of the yard, goes flat on the ground, with that "OMG scary stuff" look going, and is very ready to come back inside.


Sounds like a maladjusted cat with a helicopter parent.
 
2012-07-28 02:13:31 PM
 
2012-07-28 02:15:34 PM

foxyshadis: There are also things in the house that can kill them, so let's also remove all sharp objects, chemicals, and food they can't eat, right?


... These are all things adults do so they can live in a reasonably clean/tidy environment. If only to not be thought of as a total barbarian by the womens.

That it also helps to keep your pets/toddlers alive and healthy, and cuts down on vet/doctor fees, may or may not be considered bonus.
 
2012-07-28 02:23:33 PM
Some cats like it outdoors, some don't. I haven't seen our cat since June, except when she comes in once or twice a day to eat. She has a whole kingdom outside, with things to catch and places to hide and things she likes to do. And when she gets tired of it, she has a doggie door and food is inside.

If she runs into some misfortune and dies, then she dies. Just like every other organism on earth.
 
2012-07-28 02:26:08 PM

foxyshadis: I'm sad that so many people think trapping a cat in a small house for life is the One True Way to raise them. There are also things in the house that can kill them, so let's also remove all sharp objects, chemicals, and food they can't eat, right?

Checked my place. Didn't find any coyotes.
 
2012-07-28 02:29:20 PM
I trained my cat to stay in the yard (unfenced). She tried to take off into the woods as a kitten but with age and supervision she learned her boundaries. I let her outside unattended and she only goes to munch on some grasses and chill in the driveway. I still keep an eye on her though, usually no more than 20 minutes or so.

I say let your cats outside every now and then, even if they have to be leashed. No creature should be cooped up for years and years.
 
2012-07-28 02:30:03 PM
Moral of the story? The only good coyote is a dead coyote.

(during/after last years' Texas wildfires and drought, we were plagued with the farkers.)
 
2012-07-28 02:30:57 PM
Bah, my cat was bitten by a copperhead... and mauled by a family of armadillos. Well, he's dead.... but his memory lives on.
 
2012-07-28 02:33:54 PM
I would change this cat's name to Lord Beric
 
2012-07-28 02:34:42 PM
My sister took in wild cat. She has no front claws. She never uses a litter box, she goes to the door and meows to let them know she needs to go out. She is a nasty evil cat, that hates everyone exept my sister. Between her and a coyote, my money would be on the cat!
 
2012-07-28 02:37:48 PM

rooftop235: Fear the Clam: halloran: Can't blame the poor the kitty. Those lobster traps are pretty enticing.

Especially in winter:

[i286.photobucket.com image 600x499]

WOW! That is a really cool display


Thanks. I took this shot the next year. These were all over the place.
i286.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-28 02:40:51 PM

Do_Not_Want: My cat ate the shower curtain, which is why he is no longer allowed in the bathroom. Lucky bastard survived (after his operation) and is still goofy and running around the house like a banshee.


Obligatory: Your cat sounds fat.

/She's jus' fluffy.
 
2012-07-28 02:41:00 PM

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: That is a normal cat whose owners are too stupid to think of his well-being and let him run around outside. Keep your goddamn cats in doors, you goddam idiots. I'd describe that cat as incredibly lucky, not stupid.

If you let your cat outside unattended, then these are the things that happen to cats. Normally though, you just never see the animal again, because they die by rat poison in some secluded area, or the coyote eats them, or whatever other fate befalls them happens out of sight of the owners. Why? Because the owner lets the cat run around by itself thinking that is the natural way of things. Keep the cat in the house, or go out with it in a fenced in yard for playtime.


If a cat decides it wants to go outside, it will go outside. There ain't a whole lot you can do about it.
 
2012-07-28 02:48:20 PM

MooseUpNorth: That it also helps to keep your pets/toddlers alive and healthy, and cuts down on vet/doctor fees, may or may not be considered bonus.


Other than spaying and neutering, I've never taken a cat to the vet. We've been lucky, no coyote attacks, but then I've generally adopted strays during my life. The non-strays were big fluffy, mellow calicos who never went far unless they were following me for a walk; the strays do their thing and I do mine, and it's just nice to see them again when I do. They act tough, but they miss cuddles too.

Big Kitten, aka Snickers:
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/Only one I could find on short notice
 
2012-07-28 02:51:09 PM
Oh, and I have had some go missing. One big Maine Coon was only with us for a year or so, so I assume he just moved on to mooch off of someone else. I wouldn't be shocked to hear that the others might have been injured or killed, but while I missed them, it's not the end of the world. They chose their lifestyle.
 
2012-07-28 02:55:14 PM

foxyshadis: Do_Not_Want: My cat ate the shower curtain, which is why he is no longer allowed in the bathroom. Lucky bastard survived (after his operation) and is still goofy and running around the house like a banshee.

Obligatory: Your cat sounds fat.

/She's jus' fluffy.


My sisters evil cat once tore the whole bathroom apart after she had to lock her in so she would not eat a repair man. (She would have eaten him to.)
 
2012-07-28 03:07:44 PM
No cat is half as dumb as the human who thinks he owns it.
 
2012-07-28 03:30:15 PM
I can't imagine keeping my cat cooped up indoors all day. This would not be good for either of us.

/he's a howler
 
2012-07-28 03:42:03 PM

TheDirtyNacho: I can't imagine keeping my cat cooped up indoors all day. This would not be good for either of us.

/he's a howler


Then you're an idiot and probably shouldn't have a cat to begin with.

Let us reiterate:

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: That is a normal cat whose owners are too stupid to think of his well-being and let him run around outside. Keep your goddamn cats in doors, you goddam idiots. I'd describe that cat as incredibly lucky, not stupid.

If you let your cat outside unattended, then these are the things that happen to cats. Normally though, you just never see the animal again, because they die by rat poison in some secluded area, or the coyote eats them, or whatever other fate befalls them happens out of sight of the owners. Why? Because the owner lets the cat run around by itself thinking that is the natural way of things. Keep the cat in the house, or go out with it in a fenced in yard for playtime.

 
2012-07-28 03:43:15 PM
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2012-07-28 03:50:22 PM
The article does not say if the cat was rescued from the coyote, or fought it off by itself.

Cats with intact claws can be pretty ferocious opponents. They're bundles of muscle with razor blades on their paws and a mouthful of little daggers.
 
2012-07-28 04:00:50 PM

rjakobi: He'd make a better Boston mayor than the current one.


You take that back.
 
2012-07-28 04:11:28 PM

CluelessMoron: The article does not say if the cat was rescued from the coyote, or fought it off by itself.

Cats with intact claws can be pretty ferocious opponents. They're bundles of muscle with razor blades on their paws and a mouthful of little daggers.



As in the article, a coyote will just sneak up and bite a cat's head off before it can react...they don't do the little warning dance most cats are familiar with. I lost two cats with all their speed, claws, and fury to pretty modestly sized coyotes. And one of them had years of raccoon fighting experience. Don't worry indoor cat fans, I won't be boarding any more cats.
 
2012-07-28 04:12:45 PM

seelorq: The cat out-Darwined two coyotes. It's smarter than subby, who probably kicks the sleeping cats that aren't smart enough to get out of his goddamned way.



Came here to say this. I'd hate to see what the coyote's face looks like. Coyote had him in a death grip and our venerable kitty likely farked his shiat up and caused the coyote to drop him and back off. Probably it's missing an eye or worse.

It's not normal behavior for a coyote to drop a prey animal when it's got it in a grip.
 
2012-07-28 04:13:02 PM
I would never have imagined that there would be coyotes in Gloucester.
 
2012-07-28 04:14:57 PM
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