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(BBC)   Bad: Having a neighbor sneak into your house and steal your pens and cell phone charger. Adorable: It's your neighbor's cat   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 99
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2013-06-17 02:11:05 PM  
home.comcast.net
 
2013-06-17 02:21:07 PM  
i76.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-17 02:21:35 PM  
Anyone else read that as "penis"?
 
2013-06-17 02:24:29 PM  
Steal my penis and cell phone charger?

I hate when that happens!
 
2013-06-17 02:25:06 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: [home.comcast.net image 800x567]


Came for glove cat, leaving happy.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-17 02:28:00 PM  
i76.photobucket.com

That's a lucky person's cat burglar.  I wouldn't have a problem with that.

With my bad luck, the cat would look like this...

therelationshipflunkie.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-17 02:28:01 PM  
And I thought Mrs. Slocum's pussy was ginger.
 
2013-06-17 02:28:10 PM  
Let's not pass over this guy too...dinosaur stealing mofo cat..

a.abcnews.com
 
2013-06-17 02:29:10 PM  

ArkAngel: Anyone else read that as "penis"?


Yes.

Having your neighbor's cat steal your penis would be pretty bad indeed.
 
2013-06-17 02:29:10 PM  

ArkAngel: Anyone else read that as "penis"?


might 'er
 
2013-06-17 02:31:47 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
/obligatory
 
2013-06-17 02:32:14 PM  

Queensowntalia: ArkAngel: Anyone else read that as "penis"?

Yes.

Having your neighbor's cat steal your penis would be pretty bad indeed.


Check the medicine cabinet before you go blaming a cat
 
2013-06-17 02:33:38 PM  
Condom

Hope it wasn't used.
 
2013-06-17 02:33:48 PM  
Ok, this is the 3 or 4 cat I've heard of doing this. There must be like some Cat-burgarly mafia going on or something
 
2013-06-17 02:35:47 PM  
Keep your filthy animal out of my house and in your house where it belongs.
 
2013-06-17 02:35:51 PM  
A Packcat, if you will.
 
2013-06-17 02:39:27 PM  
mafiageek1980


Ok, this is the 3 or 4 cat I've heard of doing this. There must be like some Cat-burgarly mafia going on or something

Don't people close their doors, or have screens on their windows to stop this?
 
2013-06-17 02:39:43 PM  
Adorable?
news.bbcimg.co.uk
Does one have to apply the 'British' moniker to the moggies as well?
 
2013-06-17 02:39:47 PM  
i181.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-17 02:41:09 PM  
I guess they're going to need a pair of  Cat Handcuffs
 
2013-06-17 02:41:13 PM  
A friend of mine had a small dog that went through a false pregnancy. It went through the house gathering up all of the phones.  Every time the phone rung, the dog would run to them and cuddle with the phones till they stopped "crying".  The vet said it would go away in about a few months. Until it did, my friend and her husband had to live with the fact that their dog freaked out every time her babies cried, and one of them would talk up a puppy butt.
 
2013-06-17 02:42:52 PM  

abhorrent1: Keep your filthy animal out of my house


People were encouraging it to come into their houses, so they don't have much grounds for complaint.

and in your house where it belongs.

It did strike me as odd that the obvious solution was never even hinted at in the story.
 
2013-06-17 02:42:54 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: [home.comcast.net image 800x567]


At least that cat had the decency to steal BOTH gloves most of the time.

Pinning them up there like a row of trophies probably only encourages him.
 
2013-06-17 02:44:44 PM  
I've got a mini crossbow I bought at the car wash that I've been dying to try out. This would be the purrrfect opportunity...
 
2013-06-17 02:46:34 PM  

kid_icarus: [i76.photobucket.com image 519x800]


Didn't they kill her off recently?
 
2013-06-17 02:46:59 PM  
Mug shot confirms the "kind" of cat I suspected
 
2013-06-17 02:47:32 PM  

mafiageek1980: Ok, this is the 3 or 4 cat I've heard of doing this. There must be like some Cat-burgarly mafia going on or something


My cat got fixated on key rings, so we had to put them in a drawer. If they were left out, they were just gone.
 
2013-06-17 02:48:58 PM  

d23: With my bad luck, the cat would look like this...


Aaack! Thbbft!
 
2013-06-17 02:50:38 PM  
In anticipation of being painted as an "evil person", here is how I would handle it.

First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.

My grandfather used to do this to neighborhood cats that tore up his garden and used the sandbox he built for his grandchildren as their toilet.  You get a warning.  Next time, the cat goes bye bye.
 
2013-06-17 02:51:31 PM  
My cat steals heat from my boyfriends laptop.
 
2013-06-17 02:51:42 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've got a mini crossbow I bought at the car wash


??

From some guy in the parking lot or what?
 
2013-06-17 02:53:37 PM  
Meh.  When he starts bringing back beers, then he is a good kitteh.
 
2013-06-17 02:54:32 PM  
When my daughter was a baby, I endured this problem. Not my cat AJ(rip), but you get the idea.

thislight.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-17 02:56:12 PM  

Matthew Keene: When my daughter was a baby, I endured this problem. Not my cat AJ(rip), but you get the idea.

[thislight.files.wordpress.com image 850x566]


You kept mistaking your daughter for the cat?  I'll bet getting that diaper on AJ was a real chore...
 
2013-06-17 02:57:50 PM  

Burr: In anticipation of being painted as an "evil person", here is how I would handle it.

First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.

My grandfather used to do this to neighborhood cats that tore up his garden and used the sandbox he built for his grandchildren as their toilet.  You get a warning.  Next time, the cat goes bye bye.


Enjoy the animal cruelty citation, psycho.  Animal control and the city/county shelter exist for a reason
 
2013-06-17 02:57:56 PM  

PsyLord: Matthew Keene: When my daughter was a baby, I endured this problem. Not my cat AJ(rip), but you get the idea.

[thislight.files.wordpress.com image 850x566]

You kept mistaking your daughter for the cat?  I'll bet getting that diaper on AJ was a real chore...


haha. Almost as bad as trying to put pantyhose on a bobcat in a telephone booth.
 
2013-06-17 02:58:36 PM  
news.bbcimg.co.uk

That's one sneaky looking cat, right there.
 
2013-06-17 02:58:56 PM  

Burr: First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.


FTA:
"We've got some other neighbours who have young children and quite like the cat so [they] had encouraged him into the house.  He started stealing things from them and it kind of went downhill from there."
Or how about Second Time, close your front door and tell your little crotchspawn to leave strange animals alone?

/is that the appropriate fark response?
 
2013-06-17 02:59:21 PM  
Long as she didn't get the red Swingline.
www.geektoypia.com
 
2013-06-17 03:01:46 PM  

Burr: In anticipation of being painted as an "evil person", here is how I would handle it.

First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.

My grandfather used to do this to neighborhood cats that tore up his garden and used the sandbox he built for his grandchildren as their toilet.  You get a warning.  Next time, the cat goes bye bye.


So you murder people's pets?  Awesome.

/Cooool story, bro.
 
2013-06-17 03:02:35 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: mafiageek1980


Ok, this is the 3 or 4 cat I've heard of doing this. There must be like some Cat-burgarly mafia going on or something

Don't people close their doors, or have screens on their windows to stop this?


Cats are crafty little shiats. Screen doors are NOTHING to them if they truly want out
 
2013-06-17 03:05:40 PM  

Burr: In anticipation of being painted as an "evil person", here is how I would handle it.

First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.

My grandfather used to do this to neighborhood cats that tore up his garden and used the sandbox he built for his grandchildren as their toilet.  You get a warning.  Next time, the cat goes bye bye.


Jesus Christ dude, your grandad sounds like a lunatic.
 
2013-06-17 03:10:13 PM  

jaytkay: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've got a mini crossbow I bought at the car wash

??

From some guy in the parking lot or what?


I actually didn't buy one, but yeah, my local car wash is an old school 70's one and they sell all sorts of weird shiat in there. The inside is basically a flea market booth. Mini crossbows, belt buckles, dvd's, etc...
 
2013-06-17 03:11:04 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Burr: In anticipation of being painted as an "evil person", here is how I would handle it.

First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.

My grandfather used to do this to neighborhood cats that tore up his garden and used the sandbox he built for his grandchildren as their toilet.  You get a warning.  Next time, the cat goes bye bye.

Jesus Christ dude, your grandad sounds like a lunatic.


And it came as a complete surprised when he was shot one morning in his driveway.
 
2013-06-17 03:12:12 PM  
I submitted this with a better headline:

Horrible: Having a neighbor sneak into your house and steal your pens and cell phone charger.
Adorable: It's your neighbor's cat.

/bitter
 
2013-06-17 03:15:14 PM  
"We sheepishly had to go to our neighbour's with a handful of cat toys, which turned out to be his."

Is that grammatically  correct? Since place of residence is not specified does it need to be possessive?  Would not "neighbours" be correct?
 
2013-06-17 03:17:41 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Burr: In anticipation of being painted as an "evil person", here is how I would handle it.

First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.

My grandfather used to do this to neighborhood cats that tore up his garden and used the sandbox he built for his grandchildren as their toilet.  You get a warning.  Next time, the cat goes bye bye.

Jesus Christ dude, your grandad sounds like a lunatic.

And it came as a complete surprised when he was shot one morning in his driveway.


Yep, knew this would happen.  Look, I grew up on a farm.  We had maybe about 20 cats running around.    Never fed them, just let them do their thing.

My grandfather was actually a Korean War veteran, owned the local grocery store, and was the post master general. They named the post office after him when he died. He never killed them, just relocated them.  Hell, he even went to the authorities and they said they couldn't do anything about it.

So, instead of catching them and taking them to a shelter, he took them to a heavily wooded area out in the middle of nowhere with nobody around for miles, where they could actually run around, be free, eat field mice and squirrels to their hearts content.

But yeah, no he could have just shot them or something like that....
 
2013-06-17 03:18:13 PM  
I had a cat that did this, except he (to the best of my knowledge) only stole stuff that was already in the house and then he hid it behind a tallboy dresser.

A couple years later, moved the dresser to paint and was pretty blown away by the collection of stuff he'd stashed back there.  Glad to see some of it again, that was for sure.
 
2013-06-17 03:20:40 PM  

404 page not found: I submitted this with a better headline:

Horrible: Having a neighbor sneak into your house and steal your pens and cell phone charger.
Adorable: It's your neighbor's cat.

/bitter


oyster.ignimgs.com


i58.photobucket.com

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-06-17 03:21:48 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: my local car wash is an old school 70's one and they sell all sorts of weird shiat in there. The inside is basically a flea market booth. Mini crossbows, belt buckles, dvd's, etc...


Damn. Mine only has Christmas tree air fresheners.
 
2013-06-17 03:31:48 PM  

bearded clamorer: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 624x351]

That's one sneaky looking cat, right there.


That cat has the 'I am not amused with your camera.' look if I ever saw one.
 
2013-06-17 03:33:53 PM  

Burr: So, instead of catching them and taking them to a shelter, he took them to a heavily wooded area out in the middle of nowhere with nobody around for miles, where they could actually run around, be free, eat field mice and squirrels to their hearts content.

be eaten by coyotes.

FTFY.
 
2013-06-17 03:36:59 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've got a mini crossbow I bought at the car wash that I've been dying to try out. This would be the purrrfect opportunity...


I know somebody who killed a cat with a crossbow.  He is, somewhat predictably, known as "Catkiller".  I'm not even sure what his real forename is, I just know him as Catkiller Graham.
 
2013-06-17 03:41:35 PM  

Mock26: "We sheepishly had to go to our neighbour's with a handful of cat toys, which turned out to be his."

Is that grammatically  correct? Since place of residence is not specified does it need to be possessive?  Would not "neighbours" be correct?


I consider it correct. "House" (or "place") is the implied noun, and even though it's dropped, the possessive must remain.

Look at it this way: "I went over to my friend." This could mean that I walked across the room to be next to my friend. "I went over to my friend's." About the only interpretation here is that I went to my friend's place.
 
2013-06-17 03:55:46 PM  

Burr: Satanic_Hamster: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Burr: In anticipation of being painted as an "evil person", here is how I would handle it.

First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.

My grandfather used to do this to neighborhood cats that tore up his garden and used the sandbox he built for his grandchildren as their toilet.  You get a warning.  Next time, the cat goes bye bye.

Jesus Christ dude, your grandad sounds like a lunatic.

And it came as a complete surprised when he was shot one morning in his driveway.

Yep, knew this would happen.  Look, I grew up on a farm.  We had maybe about 20 cats running around.    Never fed them, just let them do their thing.

My grandfather was actually a Korean War veteran, owned the local grocery store, and was the post master general. They named the post office after him when he died. He never killed them, just relocated them.  Hell, he even went to the authorities and they said they couldn't do anything about it.

So, instead of catching them and taking them to a shelter, he took them to a heavily wooded area out in the middle of nowhere with nobody around for miles, where they could actually run around, be free, eat field mice and squirrels to their hearts content.

But yeah, no he could have just shot them or something like that....


He was a Korean War vet, owned a grocery store, and was the Postmaster General?  Big farking deal.  Your granddad was still a monumental dick and a sorry excuse for a human being.   How the fark did Grandpa Moron expect the neighbors to keep the cats out of his garden?  Was he so farking stupid that the neighbors could just say, "Kitty, don't go into dickhead's garden" and that they would listen?

By the way, I am calling bullschitt on his being the Postmaster General.  I seriously doubt that Grandpa Dickhead was the Chief Executive of the entire United States Postal Service.
 
2013-06-17 03:58:54 PM  
If you DON'T live in the country (By "country" I mean "place where your nearest neighbor is at least 1/4 mile away) then DON'T put your cat out. It's cruel to the cat (neighbors, cars, kids, etc. WILL eventually harm it) and it's unfair and inconvenient to your neighbors who have to deal with your cat in their yards.

In the city, in the suburbs, and in places where your neighbors are less than 1/4 mile away, cats should STAY INDOORS. People who put their cats out in these places are unkind owners and unkind neighbors.

The same goes for dogs. If you're not in the country, your dogs should be leashed. Period.

/And clean up your pets' crap, you filthy jerks.
 
2013-06-17 04:00:18 PM  

Mock26: He was a Korean War vet, owned a grocery store, and was the Postmaster General? Big farking deal. Your granddad was still a monumental dick and a sorry excuse for a human being. How the fark did Grandpa Moron expect the neighbors to keep the cats out of his garden? Was he so farking stupid that the neighbors could just say, "Kitty, don't go into dickhead's garden" and that they would listen?

By the way, I am calling bullschitt on his being the Postmaster General. I seriously doubt that Grandpa Dickhead was the Chief Executive of the entire United States Postal Service.


I like how it went from trapping cats on his garden to "oh, he lived in a farm and there were dozens of cats there but he only trapped the neighbors cats and was polite about it."
 
2013-06-17 04:04:26 PM  

Burr: Satanic_Hamster: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Burr: In anticipation of being painted as an "evil person", here is how I would handle it.

First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.

My grandfather used to do this to neighborhood cats that tore up his garden and used the sandbox he built for his grandchildren as their toilet.  You get a warning.  Next time, the cat goes bye bye.

Jesus Christ dude, your grandad sounds like a lunatic.

And it came as a complete surprised when he was shot one morning in his driveway.

Yep, knew this would happen.  Look, I grew up on a farm.  We had maybe about 20 cats running around.    Never fed them, just let them do their thing.

My grandfather was actually a Korean War veteran, owned the local grocery store, and was the post master general. They named the post office after him when he died. He never killed them, just relocated them.  Hell, he even went to the authorities and they said they couldn't do anything about it.

So, instead of catching them and taking them to a shelter, he took them to a heavily wooded area out in the middle of nowhere with nobody around for miles, where they could actually run around, be free, eat field mice and squirrels to their hearts content.

But yeah, no he could have just shot them or something like that....


No, he was killing them. You take your average cat with a warm place to sleep and catfood every day and toss them into the woods where they have to fight for food and survive predators... they're mostly going to be dead in a week. Honestly I think it might have been more humane to have euthanized them. You can't just release a domesticated animal into the wild: it's going to suffer and die.

I understand why he would have been enraged though. Personally I don't think outdoor cats are kosher in an urban setting. They tend to poop on your neighbor's property which nobody likes, among other things. Relocating them is not a good solution though.
 
2013-06-17 04:11:44 PM  
That is one seriously handsome cat.
 
2013-06-17 04:12:36 PM  

Mock26: I am calling bullschitt on his being the Postmaster General. I seriously doubt that [he] was the Chief Executive of the entire United States Postal Service


I think he meant his grandfather was the local postmaster.

/ Still no excuse for killing the neighbors pets.
 
2013-06-17 04:17:09 PM  

Burr: Satanic_Hamster: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Burr: In anticipation of being painted as an "evil person", here is how I would handle it.

First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.

My grandfather used to do this to neighborhood cats that tore up his garden and used the sandbox he built for his grandchildren as their toilet.  You get a warning.  Next time, the cat goes bye bye.

Jesus Christ dude, your grandad sounds like a lunatic.

And it came as a complete surprised when he was shot one morning in his driveway.

Yep, knew this would happen.  Look, I grew up on a farm.  We had maybe about 20 cats running around.    Never fed them, just let them do their thing.

My grandfather was actually a Korean War veteran, owned the local grocery store, and was the post master general. They named the post office after him when he died. He never killed them, just relocated them.  Hell, he even went to the authorities and they said they couldn't do anything about it.

So, instead of catching them and taking them to a shelter, he took them to a heavily wooded area out in the middle of nowhere with nobody around for miles, where they could actually run around, be free, eat field mice and squirrels to their hearts content.

But yeah, no he could have just shot them or something like that....


Someone should have taken your grandfather and dropped him off in the middle of the forest where he could happily hunt mice and bears and stuff.
 
2013-06-17 04:22:23 PM  

oldfarthenry: Adorable?
[news.bbcimg.co.uk image 319x179]
Does one have to apply the 'British' moniker to the moggies as well?


Some of the high-Oriental gene cats don't photograph well.
In person, they tend to have very definite, often enchanting personalities...so yeah, adorable.

/ Notice that I skipped not one, but TWO opportunities for substitution of 'purr' for 'per'?
 
2013-06-17 04:26:17 PM  

Burr: In anticipation of being painted as an "evil person", here is how I would handle it.

First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.

My grandfather used to do this to neighborhood cats that tore up his garden and used the sandbox he built for his grandchildren as their toilet.  You get a warning.  Next time, the cat goes bye bye.


I see you're catching a lot of heat from the kitty lovers.  Let me say that I'm on your team.  Here's how it plays out in my scenario:

"Haven't seen your cat but I'll keep an eye out".
Like you, I would also employ a live trap, but kitty is now in a bizarre feline Hunger Games scenario.  The boy and I along with our trusty rat terrier go on a little trek out to the foothills.  While the rat terrier is going batsh*t ballistic inches away from the live trap, Mr. Mittens is released into the wild.  After a count of 20 the hound is released.  The hound only wants to chase the cat so it's fun for all involved for about 45 minutes.  Then things get targety.
 
2013-06-17 04:53:10 PM  
t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-06-17 04:56:53 PM  

chubby muppet:


Finally! I thought I would have to pick up the slack in here!
 
2013-06-17 04:59:25 PM  
I had a cat named Bandit when I was a kid. He never stole anything as far as I know.
 
2013-06-17 05:00:38 PM  

mafiageek1980: Cats are crafty little shiats. Screen doors are NOTHING to them if they truly want out


Every screen door I've ever had included a locking mechanism.  So unless somebody had to unlock the screen to go outside, it should be able to keep the cat inside.
 
2013-06-17 05:01:02 PM  
Hopefully they never move this kitty to Texas.
 
2013-06-17 05:08:53 PM  

Dinjiin: mafiageek1980: Cats are crafty little shiats. Screen doors are NOTHING to them if they truly want out

Every screen door I've ever had included a locking mechanism.  So unless somebody had to unlock the screen to go outside, it should be able to keep the cat inside.


No, if they really want out, they will scratch/bite and destroy the screen to get out.
 
2013-06-17 05:16:28 PM  

Burr: In anticipation of being painted as an "evil person", here is how I would handle it.

First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.

My grandfather used to do this to neighborhood cats that tore up his garden and used the sandbox he built for his grandchildren as their toilet.  You get a warning.  Next time, the cat goes bye bye.


That is illegal, unethical, and vigilantism. Call animal control, have them pick up the animal/talk to the family. People get their warning and their pet back, you don't come off looking like a childrens' movie villain. Everyone wins.
 
2013-06-17 05:18:51 PM  

kid_icarus: [i76.photobucket.com image 519x800]


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2013-06-17 05:23:52 PM  

Burr: In anticipation of being painted as an "evil person", here is how I would handle it.

First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.

My grandfather used to do this to neighborhood cats that tore up his garden and used the sandbox he built for his grandchildren as their toilet.  You get a warning.  Next time, the cat goes bye bye.


Your grandfather sounds like an asshole.

So do you.
 
2013-06-17 05:30:58 PM  
My grandmother kept a BB gun by the door to shoot at cats that dug up and shiat in her garden. I'd do the same thing if I were in her shoes, quite frankly.

////It's coming right for us!
 
2013-06-17 05:49:56 PM  

PsyLord: No, if they really want out, they will scratch/bite and destroy the screen to get out.


Do your cats jump on top of tables and countertops, too?  That's a bad habit I would nip in the bud at an early age.
 
2013-06-17 05:53:28 PM  

Dinjiin: PsyLord: No, if they really want out, they will scratch/bite and destroy the screen to get out.

Do your cats jump on top of tables and countertops, too?  That's a bad habit I would nip in the bud at an early age.


Mine don't destroy the screen, but they love to jump on counters.  I just set these up to stop them from doing that.

www.drsfostersmith.com

My cat overlord hates the thing.
 
2013-06-17 06:08:45 PM  
That's not "adorable". That's the same kind of pain in the ass that cats always are.
 
2013-06-17 06:15:18 PM  
To Godwin the thread, Hitler hated cats as well.  If you share that trait, you're probably a monster.
 
2013-06-17 06:28:52 PM  

abhorrent1: Keep your filthy animal out of my house and in your house where it belongs.


The neighbours intentionally let it in their houses.
 
2013-06-17 06:32:43 PM  

jaytkay: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've got a mini crossbow I bought at the car wash

??

From some guy in the parking lot or what?


Car washes have all kinds of strange stuff for sale...
 
2013-06-17 06:45:54 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: [home.comcast.net image 800x567]


Oh shiat! This is too synchronistic by half ... just today saw a cat from the place down the road, a Calico, trotting down our road with the left hand of some my work gloves like she was carrying a kitten.

Thanks for the pic. Spouse is gonna love it.
 
2013-06-17 06:46:46 PM  

PsyLord: Dinjiin: PsyLord: No, if they really want out, they will scratch/bite and destroy the screen to get out.

Do your cats jump on top of tables and countertops, too?  That's a bad habit I would nip in the bud at an early age.

Mine don't destroy the screen, but they love to jump on counters.  I just set these up to stop them from doing that.

[www.drsfostersmith.com image 344x347]

My cat overlord hates the thing.


I don't think any living creature appreciates furniture dowsed in a spray of "ssscat".
 
2013-06-17 06:52:47 PM  
I have a cat who likes to steal things.  I say she's part ferret.  She mostly likes to knock things off of tables, just to watch them fall.  But if the object still seems interesting when it hits the floor, she'll grab it and take off.  Or for things like pens and hair bands, she knows what they are, so she tries to snatch and run as fast as she can before we stop her.  I am sure we'll find her stash someday.

She also loves to grab your straw from the glass and take off running with it, fluid flowing from the end.  Straws have to be watched closely and then disposed of quickly or you will find smoothie or shake matter trailing across the floor to the mangled straw remains wherever she ditched it.

There are too many coyotes around here for cats to be outdoors.  Not that I'm a big fan of letting cats out anyway, but definitely not in this area.  So the neighbor's straws are safe from her.
 
2013-06-17 06:54:20 PM  

Burr: In anticipation of being painted as an "evil person", here is how I would handle it.

First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.

My grandfather used to do this to neighborhood cats that tore up his garden and used the sandbox he built for his grandchildren as their toilet.  You get a warning.  Next time, the cat goes bye bye.


As always, the best way to read this post is to replace "cat" with "toddler".
/jerk
 
2013-06-17 07:20:31 PM  
Shoot. Shovel. Shut up.
 
2013-06-17 07:21:10 PM  

The Envoy: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've got a mini crossbow I bought at the car wash that I've been dying to try out. This would be the purrrfect opportunity...

I know somebody who killed a cat with a crossbow.  He is, somewhat predictably, known as "Catkiller".  I'm not even sure what his real forename is, I just know him as Catkiller Graham.


Joffrey?
 
2013-06-17 07:28:47 PM  

blahpers: Burr: In anticipation of being painted as an "evil person", here is how I would handle it.

First time:  Yeah...that's cute, whatever (I am not a fan of cats, its a family thing, they are tools in the war against mice, nothing more), just don't let it happen again

Second Time:  Oh, you are missing your cat?  Yeah, I caught him in my live trap, and then drove him 50 miles outside the city and dropped him off in the strip mine reclamation area.

My grandfather used to do this to neighborhood cats that tore up his garden and used the sandbox he built for his grandchildren as their toilet.  You get a warning.  Next time, the cat goes bye bye.

As always, the best way to read this post is to replace "cat" with "toddler".



I love the idea of catching a toddler in a live trap and dropping it off in a strip mine reclamation area, but I'm pretty sure there are some laws against that.
 
2013-06-17 07:30:43 PM  

PsyLord: I just set these up to stop them from doing that.


Cool!  If I ever do get a cat that is a counter prowler, I now know exactly what to get.  That's awesome.

Thanks for the tip!
 
2013-06-17 07:36:17 PM  

Dinjiin: PsyLord: I just set these up to stop them from doing that.

Cool!  If I ever do get a cat that is a counter prowler, I now know exactly what to get.  That's awesome.

Thanks for the tip!


Either that or use double-sided tape.  My cat hates stepping on that.
 
2013-06-17 08:25:32 PM  

ZeroCorpse: If you DON'T live in the country (By "country" I mean "place where your nearest neighbor is at least 1/4 mile away) then DON'T put your cat out. It's cruel to the cat (neighbors, cars, kids, etc. WILL eventually harm it) and it's unfair and inconvenient to your neighbors who have to deal with your cat in their yards.

In the city, in the suburbs, and in places where your neighbors are less than 1/4 mile away, cats should STAY INDOORS. People who put their cats out in these places are unkind owners and unkind neighbors.

The same goes for dogs. If you're not in the country, your dogs should be leashed. Period.



The country is possibly the WORST option for letting your pet run loose. The country is where people use guns regularly and hearing gunshots is not unusual.

It is perfectly legal to shoot any dog seen harassing livestock.

Feral cats tend to get shot on sight without hesitation. Feral and non-feral cats look pretty much the same.

Funny how people don't let their children out of their sight lest "bad things" happen to them, yet their supposedly much loved pets are somehow immune to danger. Also calling people jerks, douches, evil or whatever isn't actually going to stop them disposing of your cat if they are so inclined. There is a difference between the "ideal world" and the "real world" that we actually live in. Better look after your pet as though you live in the real world. For some people cats are as much vermin as mice are to almost everyone else, and most people don't think twice about disposing of mice.
 
2013-06-17 08:31:08 PM  
Klepto Kitty
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Feline felon
 
2013-06-17 09:16:09 PM  
I read that as steal your pants and cell phone charger.
 
2013-06-17 10:25:23 PM  

Cold_Sassy: I had a cat that did this, except he (to the best of my knowledge) only stole stuff that was already in the house and then he hid it behind a tallboy dresser.

A couple years later, moved the dresser to paint and was pretty blown away by the collection of stuff he'd stashed back there.  Glad to see some of it again, that was for sure.


We have a thief in our house. Every 6 months or so, we move the sofa & love seat so that I can take back all the nail polish bottles, pens, lip glosses, nail files, and money that our little black ninja burglar of a kitty has taken. Her desire for stealing cylindrical objects is so great that my tampons are locked away more securely than any of my jewelry. She steals those right off the bathroom counter.
 
2013-06-17 11:07:49 PM  

Dinjiin: PsyLord: No, if they really want out, they will scratch/bite and destroy the screen to get out.

Do your cats jump on top of tables and countertops, too?  That's a bad habit I would nip in the bud at an early age.


I used to care when I first got my cat.  I trained her to stay off the kitchen counters using that crappy sticky tape.  Then I moved and decided I didn't care if she walked on the counters.  I'm just used to the idea that my counters are not a sanitary surface to eat off of.

The only thing I worry about is she'll walk across the stove while it's still hot.
 
2013-06-18 12:29:22 AM  

Snakeophelia: Cold_Sassy: I had a cat that did this, except he (to the best of my knowledge) only stole stuff that was already in the house and then he hid it behind a tallboy dresser.

A couple years later, moved the dresser to paint and was pretty blown away by the collection of stuff he'd stashed back there.  Glad to see some of it again, that was for sure.

We have a thief in our house. Every 6 months or so, we move the sofa & love seat so that I can take back all the nail polish bottles, pens, lip glosses, nail files, and money that our little black ninja burglar of a kitty has taken. Her desire for stealing cylindrical objects is so great that my tampons are locked away more securely than any of my jewelry. She steals those right off the bathroom counter.


Growing up there was a periodic cleaning behind the furniture but it was just for balls.  There were these very bouncy balls that a vending machine at the local store sold for a dime and they were the best cat toys we ever found.  Rather than always hunt them down we simply got a whole bunch.  Eventually so many would be lost that it was time to go on a cleaning expedition to recover them.  They weren't deliberately hidden, just batted where the cats couldn't get to them.

gfid: I used to care when I first got my cat. I trained her to stay off the kitchen counters using that crappy sticky tape. Then I moved and decided I didn't care if she walked on the counters. I'm just used to the idea that my counters are not a sanitary surface to eat off of.

The only thing I worry about is she'll walk across the stove while it's still hot.


My cat was trained about the counters and not an issue.  My mother's cat perfectly well understood hot stoves but there was quite the crash the day he didn't get it about hot food and tried to steal the fish out of the frying pan.  (He got out of there so fast that he upset multiple things while running across them.)  After that he would approach cautiously when considering stealing food.
 
2013-06-18 03:15:54 AM  
Snakeophelia:

We have a thief in our house. Every 6 months or so, we move the sofa & love seat so that I can take back all the nail polish bottles, pens, lip glosses, nail files, and money that our little black ninja burglar of a kitty has taken. Her desire for stealing cylindrical objects is so great that my tampons are locked away more securely than any of my jewelry. She steals those right off the bathroom counter.

My late Blitzen LOVED crinkly toys.  And like most cats, she was pretty sure she needed to be in the bathroom  with me at all times.
So one day, the little case I keep tampons in was open.  She picked one up and headed off with it. I took it away, she headed right over and got another.  Lather, rinse repeat till I could get over to shut the drawer. From that day on, that drawer could never be left open again.
 
2013-06-18 05:11:53 AM  
Did he steal pottery smocks?
 
2013-06-18 06:40:37 AM  

jaytkay: Mock26: I am calling bullschitt on his being the Postmaster General. I seriously doubt that [he] was the Chief Executive of the entire United States Postal Service

I think he meant his grandfather was the local postmaster.

/ Still no excuse for killing the neighbors pets.


The happy ending to the story was the old man was found beaten to death in his garden. There were no witnesses so it was ruled a suicide.
 
2013-06-18 09:29:37 AM  
My tuxedo cat, Froderick, will steal pieces of paper from any accessible garbage can in our apartment, receipts, subway transfers, etc. and he will bring them to you, lay them down in front of you, and wait for you to crumple it up into a ball. You are then expected to toss the "crinkly" down the hall for him to fetch, return to you, and have the whole process repeated as many times as you can stand. He's more dog than cat, I think. Of course, as we live on the 13th floor, he isn't allowed outside!
 
2013-06-18 09:33:53 PM  

PsyLord: Dinjiin: mafiageek1980: Cats are crafty little shiats. Screen doors are NOTHING to them if they truly want out

Every screen door I've ever had included a locking mechanism.  So unless somebody had to unlock the screen to go outside, it should be able to keep the cat inside.

No, if they really want out, they will scratch/bite and destroy the screen to get out.


True dat...I do not have an intact screen on any of my windows. After replacing the torn screens with the 'pet-proof-' type, my smallest cat just took to 'punching' the screen untill the spline came loose.
He can be very determined when he really wants something, can my little Riktor...
 
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