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2014-03-19 05:17:25 AM
The cat should be fine if it's placed in a home where it will have no contact with children. Some cats don't get along well with children, especially young children.

And the same can be said with some dogs.
 
2014-03-19 08:33:00 AM
a-men
 
2014-03-19 08:40:37 AM
I missed the story on the mainpage but saw it on WTFark. GOOD.
 
2014-03-19 08:56:01 AM
Hopefully...

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2014-03-19 09:18:46 AM
How do you get a person who isn't a moron to adopt a cat?
 
2014-03-19 09:21:21 AM

The Muthaship: How do you get a person who isn't a moron to adopt a cat?


Well? We're waiting....
 
2014-03-19 09:22:14 AM
Cats just looooove having their tails pulled,just love it and will not ever scratch you if you pull their tails.
 
2014-03-19 09:22:54 AM

OregonVet: The Muthaship: How do you get a person who isn't a moron to adopt a cat?

Well? We're waiting....


Me too.
 
2014-03-19 09:23:24 AM
people from Portland are always kinda dingy looking.
 
2014-03-19 09:24:03 AM

The Muthaship: How do you get a person who isn't a moron to adopt a cat?


We're done here.
 
2014-03-19 09:24:26 AM
Seriously? You are scared of a farking cat? So much that the entire family hides in a bedroom like little biatches? Seriously? Do you know how i know your husband is gay? fark that cat, if i had a cat, which i don't, and he tried that shiat on me and my family, i would stomp his stupid guts out. This is why i have dogs, cat's dont give a fark, and often attack / injure their owners. Jesus, get a farking pair and do what you have to do. Don't call the police because you are too much of a pussy to face your own cat. Punt that farker across the room. If that doesn't adjust his attitude, there is always gunfire.
 
2014-03-19 09:26:25 AM
I once adopted a kitten from a, uh, questionable residence (toilet in the front yard questionable).  I had never done anything to that cat, but it would be friendly-ish, then randomly (and frequently), would just snap, start growling and come after you, corner you, and try to dig into your ankles and then push away with its feet.  Not life-threatening, but pretty much unacceptable for any house pet.  My mom was half-convinced it was something I did, which I didn't because I'm not a psychopath.  Eventually just sent it to the pound to be put down.

/The cat I have meow is great and doesn't do any of that gangster shiat.
//Treated it just like the last
 
2014-03-19 09:27:58 AM
We've got two older cats who were never around children. My FiL calls one of them the "Cat from Hell" because she just hisses at him all the time. I think it's because he's generally a jerk to her and my wife and I have told him as much.

When boy was born we were very careful to introduce him slowly even before he came home (smells, items left out, etc). All interactions with the cats were closely monitored and we were careful to show him how to pet kitties and that they should generally be left alone.

Now he's almost two and last night he was playing games with the cats; he throws toys for them and chases them around. They don't mind sitting next to him and letting him touch them. When they've had enough they just get up and walk away. The boy has always been gentle with them (although there was some confusion about petting the wrong direction). Sometimes we let him help feed the cats although he doesn't quite get the concept that the food stays in the bowl instead of putting it in, taking it out, putting it in, taking it out...

Seriously though, when properly done I'm fairly sure that almost every pet (that hasn't been abused) can be at least child tolerant. There might be some exceptions out there but I feel they're exceedingly rare.
 
2014-03-19 09:32:56 AM

Bathia_Mapes: The cat should be fine if it's placed in a home where it will have no contact with children. Some cats don't get along well with children, especially young children.

And the same can be said with some dogs.


Such "house" pets should be put down as they are nothing more than potential lawsuits waiting to happen.
 
2014-03-19 09:35:10 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: Seriously? You are scared of a farking cat? So much that the entire family hides in a bedroom like little biatches? Seriously? Do you know how i know your husband is gay? fark that cat, if i had a cat, which i don't, and he tried that shiat on me and my family, i would stomp his stupid guts out. This is why i have dogs, cat's dont give a fark, and often attack / injure their owners. Jesus, get a farking pair and do what you have to do. Don't call the police because you are too much of a pussy to face your own cat. Punt that farker across the room. If that doesn't adjust his attitude, there is always gunfire.


A cat might scratch you... a dog will maul your daughter to death.
 
2014-03-19 09:35:54 AM
How does a family get cornered by a cat?

If you have a cat that vicious then throw a towel over it, scoop up the towel + cat and then take it directly to a shelter.
 
2014-03-19 09:36:58 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: Seriously? You are scared of a farking cat? So much that the entire family hides in a bedroom like little biatches? Seriously? Do you know how i know your husband is gay? fark that cat, if i had a cat, which i don't, and he tried that shiat on me and my family, i would stomp his stupid guts out. This is why i have dogs, cat's dont give a fark, and often attack / injure their owners. Jesus, get a farking pair and do what you have to do. Don't call the police because you are too much of a pussy to face your own cat. Punt that farker across the room. If that doesn't adjust his attitude, there is always gunfire.


Often attack and injure their owners.

Know how I know you're full of shiat and trolling?
 
2014-03-19 09:37:01 AM
Whatever. When my cat scratches my toddler when he tries to pull her tail, I tell her "good job" for defending herself. I'm more worried my kid will hurt my cat than the other way around.
 
2014-03-19 09:37:40 AM

Gothnet: How does a family get cornered by a cat?

If you have a cat that vicious then throw a towel over it, scoop up the towel + cat and then take it directly to a shelter beat the towel against a tree until it's drippy.


Fixed
 
2014-03-19 09:39:31 AM
LOL @ Mutha...
 
2014-03-19 09:41:10 AM

Gothnet: How does a family get cornered by a cat?

If you have a cat that vicious then throw a towel over it, scoop up the towel + cat and then take it directly to a shelter.


Or introduce the cat to Mr. Shotgun.
 
2014-03-19 09:41:38 AM
The dog should worry about who will be moving in.

blog.wtfconcept.com
 
2014-03-19 09:41:53 AM
A good spray of water to the face will break most cats current mood.  If that does not help throw a comforter on him and confine him to a pet carrier.
 
2014-03-19 09:43:30 AM

The Muthaship: Gothnet: How does a family get cornered by a cat?

If you have a cat that vicious then throw a towel over it, scoop up the towel + cat and then take it directly to a shelter beat the towel against a tree until it's drippy.

Fixed


I have you in red as ITG for that one.
 
2014-03-19 09:49:38 AM

thatboyoverthere: I have you in red as ITG for that one.


Yeah, that was pretty terrible.

I do despise cats, though.

I'm deathly allergic to them, and they know it.  They will not leave me alone if I end up near one.

/because they are possessed by Satan, I presume
 
2014-03-19 09:49:42 AM
Hopefully this isn't a high kill shelter and the cat is adopted.  Hell if I were local I would grab it just to make sure it has a good life.  No cat deserves such crap owners.
 
2014-03-19 09:50:59 AM
I have never "owned" a cat.  Being raised on a farm, all the cats were drop offs and strays.  Most of the time, they would stay out of sight and the mouse/rat population would stay down.  Every once and a while you would get an exceptional one that would take down foxes or raccoons.  Never had to feed them, never had to take care of them, they were just there.

The ones that would attack your for no reason, or the ones that would attack the baby pigs, would get a bullet.  Trying to "rehab" a farm cat was a waste of time, and it was just better for the ecosystem of the farm this way.  No torture, usually caught them in a live trap and put a .22 into their skull at point blank.

For every 3 or 4 dogs that we had die of old age (or hit by a car..which was more common then old age) we had one dog that had to be put down because they would become too sick. We had a dog that was the family pet, and had a habit of jumping into the back of the truck to go with dad to feed the hogs in the lots.  He slipped one time, fell on his tailbone, and became paralyzed.  Took him to the vet and the vet said that he would need a wheelchair and medication and everything else, which is impractical for a farm dog.  One of the few days I saw my dad cry was when he was digging the grave for the pet that he loved and he had to put down.

Practicality is a necessary trait on a farm.
 
2014-03-19 09:51:13 AM
Well fellow older farkers, here is a cat that'll keep those darned kids off your lawn and out of your house.
 
2014-03-19 09:52:16 AM
Indeed the issue here is the kid.  Cats pretty much like things to stay as they are.  Introduce something new, like a kid, and it messes with their territorial instincts.  And it will act like an asshole.  Whne my son was born, one of our cats suddenly decided to spray all over the house.  Yeah, that was great fun.

I'm afraid the only solution is to make a decision between the kid and the cat, as to who stays.  Since the decision is obvious, that's tough shiat for the cat.

As far as these people making national news for their ignorance, stupidity, and supreme cowardice, perhaps they should reconsider even having kids.
 
2014-03-19 09:52:48 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: Seriously? You are scared of a farking cat? So much that the entire family hides in a bedroom like little biatches? Seriously? Do you know how i know your husband is gay? fark that cat, if i had a cat, which i don't, and he tried that shiat on me and my family, i would stomp his stupid guts out. This is why i have dogs, cat's dont give a fark, and often attack / injure their owners. Jesus, get a farking pair and do what you have to do. Don't call the police because you are too much of a pussy to face your own cat. Punt that farker across the room. If that doesn't adjust his attitude, there is always gunfire.


That probably explains why it was in a bad mood.
 
2014-03-19 09:55:59 AM

Burr: I have never "owned" a cat.  Being raised on a farm, all the cats were drop offs and strays.  Most of the time, they would stay out of sight and the mouse/rat population would stay down.  Every once and a while you would get an exceptional one that would take down foxes or raccoons.  Never had to feed them, never had to take care of them, they were just there.

The ones that would attack your for no reason, or the ones that would attack the baby pigs, would get a bullet.  Trying to "rehab" a farm cat was a waste of time, and it was just better for the ecosystem of the farm this way.  No torture, usually caught them in a live trap and put a .22 into their skull at point blank.

For every 3 or 4 dogs that we had die of old age (or hit by a car..which was more common then old age) we had one dog that had to be put down because they would become too sick. We had a dog that was the family pet, and had a habit of jumping into the back of the truck to go with dad to feed the hogs in the lots.  He slipped one time, fell on his tailbone, and became paralyzed.  Took him to the vet and the vet said that he would need a wheelchair and medication and everything else, which is impractical for a farm dog.  One of the few days I saw my dad cry was when he was digging the grave for the pet that he loved and he had to put down.

Practicality is a necessary trait on a farm.


I'm not sure I'd have the "guts" to shoot an animal myself, but it's far better than some of the crap I have heard of people doing.

The two cat's I have meow are awesome.  The one is a bit of a pain in the ass, but the other is a cuddler
 
2014-03-19 09:56:32 AM

The Muthaship: /because they are possessed by Satan, I presume


Do you comb your hair with rat bones? Are you covered in buboes?
 
2014-03-19 09:57:43 AM

AnonymooseFarker: The two cat's I have meow are awesome.


Cat-like typing detected.
 
2014-03-19 09:59:27 AM

The Muthaship: thatboyoverthere: I have you in red as ITG for that one.

Yeah, that was pretty terrible.

I do despise cats, though.

I'm deathly allergic to them, and they know it.  They will not leave me alone if I end up near one.

/because they are possessed by Satan, I presume


No, it's because you're not making eye contact or trying to snuggle them. Which they almost universally despise.

Cats see humans as giant food providers, and you're the least threatening (and therefore most friendly) one in the bunch.

You want a cat to leave you alone, stare it down and hiss if it comes in your "personal space" (as defined by the severity of your allergy.)
 
2014-03-19 10:00:22 AM
Cats are assholes.
 
2014-03-19 10:02:28 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: Seriously? You are scared of a farking cat? So much that the entire family hides in a bedroom like little biatches? Seriously? Do you know how i know your husband is gay? fark that cat, if i had a cat, which i don't, and he tried that shiat on me and my family, i would stomp his stupid guts out. This is why i have dogs, cat's dont give a fark, and often attack / injure their owners. Jesus, get a farking pair and do what you have to do. Don't call the police because you are too much of a pussy to face your own cat. Punt that farker across the room. If that doesn't adjust his attitude, there is always gunfire.


Good thing that you can always get a dog to sothe your low selfconfidence.
 
2014-03-19 10:04:15 AM

durbnpoisn: Indeed the issue here is the kid.  Cats pretty much like things to stay as they are.  Introduce something new, like a kid, and it messes with their territorial instincts.  And it will act like an asshole.  Whne my son was born, one of our cats suddenly decided to spray all over the house.  Yeah, that was great fun.

I'm afraid the only solution is to make a decision between the kid and the cat, as to who stays.  Since the decision is obvious, that's tough shiat for the cat.

As far as these people making national news for their ignorance, stupidity, and supreme cowardice, perhaps they should reconsider even having kids.


Once the cat gets used to the kid things return to normal.
 
2014-03-19 10:05:42 AM
Thank goodness. I was worried about that cat. Hopefully it can find much better owners.
 
2014-03-19 10:07:55 AM

Bathia_Mapes: The cat should be fine if it's placed in a home where it will have no contact with children. Some cats don't get along well with children, especially young children.

And the same can be said with some dogs.


This has nothing to do with children. It's an animal abuse case.
 
2014-03-19 10:08:54 AM
Sounds like the people here are the pussies, not the cat
 
2014-03-19 10:09:52 AM
I'm not sure why you would want a pet that hates you.
 
2014-03-19 10:10:52 AM
Look everyone, it is not ok to injure or kill a cat.  Same goes for dogs.  If you feel the need to do this or think it is ok, please see a psychologist today and get some medication.
 
2014-03-19 10:17:23 AM
I've had a few cats, the one we have right now is great, but we did have one cat that had to be taken to the shelter.  Not violent enough to scare us into a closet, it would need 50 more pounds of muscle for that, but the cat was a nightmare of a pet.  So we took her in and explained why we couldn't keep the cat, the staff were incredibly rude about the whole thing.  One broke our cage in front of us, and I mean slammed it into the wall feet from where we were.  After that, I understood why they carried guns, it's what stopped me from shoving that cage up their.....  Well you get the idea.

/I can't imagine a small animal intimidating me near that much, but I understand getting a bad pet.
 
2014-03-19 10:17:31 AM

big pig peaches: Well fellow older farkers, here is a cat that'll keep those darned kids off your lawn and out of your house.


Nice!
 
2014-03-19 10:18:14 AM

The Muthaship: How do you get a person who isn't a moron to adopt a cat?


Winnar!!

Burr: I have never "owned" a cat.  Being raised on a farm, all the cats were drop offs and strays.  Most of the time, they would stay out of sight and the mouse/rat population would stay down.  Every once and a while you would get an exceptional one that would take down foxes or raccoons.  Never had to feed them, never had to take care of them, they were just there.

The ones that would attack your for no reason, or the ones that would attack the baby pigs, would get a bullet.  Trying to "rehab" a farm cat was a waste of time, and it was just better for the ecosystem of the farm this way.  No torture, usually caught them in a live trap and put a .22 into their skull at point blank.

For every 3 or 4 dogs that we had die of old age (or hit by a car..which was more common then old age) we had one dog that had to be put down because they would become too sick. We had a dog that was the family pet, and had a habit of jumping into the back of the truck to go with dad to feed the hogs in the lots.  He slipped one time, fell on his tailbone, and became paralyzed.  Took him to the vet and the vet said that he would need a wheelchair and medication and everything else, which is impractical for a farm dog.  One of the few days I saw my dad cry was when he was digging the grave for the pet that he loved and he had to put down.

Practicality is a necessary trait on a farm.


When I was 9 years old, I was taking lunch to the old man who was in the field a few miles away. I accidentally ran over our ancient dog with the pickup (it wasn't my fault, she was half-blind and mostly deaf and I didn't see her) and broke her back. I went to the field and told him what happened, and he said "The .22 is behind the seat. You ran over her, you go take care of it." That's a moment from childhood that you never forget. I stood there for several minutes with the gun pointed at her head as she looked up at me and whined before I worked up the nerve to pull the trigger. My old man was kind of a dick sometimes.

As far as cats, I don't really have much use for them. They're good for keeping down rodent populations on the farm, but that's about it. I've killed more than a few, although never indiscriminately or without reason and always as humanely as possible. I'm certainly not afraid of them and would never allow one to trap me in a room (possible exception - if I believe it may have rabies and I don't have a way to safely eliminate it).
 
2014-03-19 10:19:04 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: Seriously? You are scared of a farking cat? So much that the entire family hides in a bedroom like little biatches? Seriously? Do you know how i know your husband is gay? fark that cat, if i had a cat, which i don't, and he tried that shiat on me and my family, i would stomp his stupid guts out. This is why i have dogs, cat's dont give a fark, and often attack / injure their owners. Jesus, get a farking pair and do what you have to do. Don't call the police because you are too much of a pussy to face your own cat. Punt that farker across the room. If that doesn't adjust his attitude, there is always gunfire.


I believe that's the original offense that sent the cat off the deep end in the first place.  In my city, if you did any of those "manly things" to an animal, you'd be arrested and prosecuted for animal abuse.  The DA's office even has it's own special division devoted to getting idiots like you to man up and realize you don't take shiat out on your animals.

I've owned many cats and dogs over the last 30 years.  Never had a single one try to "attack or injure me".  Pets are like people: treat them like shiat and they're likely to take it out on you.  Treat them with respect and cohabitation is eezy breezy.
 
2014-03-19 10:20:05 AM

AnonymooseFarker: I'm not sure I'd have the "guts" to shoot an animal myself, but it's far better than some of the crap I have heard of people doing.


Growing up on a farm you get sort of a detachment to taking the life of animal, because that is how you make a living basically.  I took hogs to the fair, I would spend at least 6 months feeding, walking, weighing, washing...just taking care of this animal a few hours everyday who was set to be somebodies breakfast meat. Did that for 11 years, and even though sometimes I would get attached, I never let my emotions cloud the fact that I am raising this animal to be slaughtered.

Sparrows had to die because they carried disease.  Raccoons had to die because they tore down stalks to eat the corn and dug the seeds out of the field after planting.  Deer had to die because they ate the corn as well.  Groundhogs had to die because they dug holes in the fields that broke tractor axles.   Coyotes had to die because they attacked the outdoor hogs.  Thus is life.  I never sought out killing animals, it just had to be.

When it came to an animal who was a companion, a friend, a protector, it was never easy thing to do, but it had to be done.  My father never made me do it, never made me watch, but he told us exactly what was going to happen. The dog never "went off to old Mr Jones farm to play" because we were the farm.
 
2014-03-19 10:32:20 AM
In some remote Swiss alpine villages, people eat cats.
 
2014-03-19 10:37:18 AM

thatboyoverthere: The Muthaship: Gothnet: How does a family get cornered by a cat?

If you have a cat that vicious then throw a towel over it, scoop up the towel + cat and then take it directly to a shelter beat the towel against a tree until it's drippy.

Fixed

I have you in red as ITG for that one.


ITG? International Trumpet Guild?

protip: if Googling an acronym doesn't yield the correct result in the top 3 responses, it isn't a real acronym.
 
2014-03-19 10:38:55 AM

jiggitysmith: I once adopted a kitten from a, uh, questionable residence (toilet in the front yard questionable).  I had never done anything to that cat, but it would be friendly-ish, then randomly (and frequently), would just snap, start growling and come after you, corner you, and try to dig into your ankles and then push away with its feet.  Not life-threatening, but pretty much unacceptable for any house pet.  My mom was half-convinced it was something I did, which I didn't because I'm not a psychopath.  Eventually just sent it to the pound to be put down.

/The cat I have meow is great and doesn't do any of that gangster shiat.
//Treated it just like the last


We have a cat which was a sickly, dehydrated stray in the heat of summer several years ago.  She has her moments where everything's cool and then she suddenly bites.  Not enough to puncture the skin, but enough to get your attention.  I just figure it's a quirk of having a rough life early on.  We're into our second year with her and she's very loyal outside of the occasional bite.  She usually follows me like a shadow and if she's in any room other than where I am it only takes one or two calls of her name before you hear the jingle of her collar coming from across the house.  The damn cat listens better than the dogs do, that's messed up.
 
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