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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
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2013-06-17 04:53:10 PM  
2 votes:
t3.gstatic.com
2013-06-17 04:17:09 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:04:26 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:00:18 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:58:54 PM  
2 votes:
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 03:33:53 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:11:04 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:05:40 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:57:50 PM  
2 votes:

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 06:54:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:53:28 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:23:52 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:16:28 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:55:46 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:41:35 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:02:35 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:01:46 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:50:38 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:48:58 PM  
1 vote:

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


Aaack! Thbbft!
2013-06-17 02:42:52 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:39:43 PM  
1 vote:
Adorable?
news.bbcimg.co.uk
Does one have to apply the 'British' moniker to the moggies as well?
2013-06-17 02:39:27 PM  
1 vote:
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?
 
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