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(ABC News)   Nebraska considering cat-leash law   ( divider line
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2004-06-16 03:00:52 PM  
Last I checked, cat's won't attack you just cause they feel like it the way dogs do.
2004-06-16 03:18:29 PM  
You've not met my cat.
2004-06-16 03:19:35 PM  
Dogs usually don't either. It is amazing how many (most?) people have no inkling of basic dog psychology. Dogs are not terribly complicated animals, and have evolved to cooperate with humans.

Approach a dog with the attitude that you like dogs and with the knowledge that it is a very rare dog indeed that will attack a grown human without provocation, and the dog will accept you, or maybe become your friend. Approach the dog with fear or aggression, or with the idea that you will dominate the dog, and the dog will know it. If you do this and get bitten, you deserved it. Remember, dogs are better at interpreting body language and subtle facial expressions than people are.

Dogs that have been abused or trained to attack are another story entirely, as is an animal infected with a case of rabies, of course.

P.S. Approaching a dog while making stupid baby-talk or kissing or snapping noises is as annoying to a dog as it is to other humans in the vicinity.
2004-06-16 03:30:51 PM  
I'm moving from NY to CA in a few months, driving, so my wife bought a leash for our cat. When she puts it on the cat goes into "dead weight mode" like a three year old who doesn't want to leave the toy store, it's hilarious.
2004-06-16 03:39:56 PM  
Cats don't like leashes.
2004-06-16 03:46:04 PM  
Will Nebraska suck any less if this passes?

I thought not.
2004-06-16 04:03:14 PM  
"Have you ever tried to walk a cat? You go where they go," she said.

Said a woman who is apparently only 12 inches tall?
2004-06-16 04:03:52 PM  
Yeah!! I am so tired of every cat in the neighborhood bringing its business to my flowers and veggie, or hanging out at the back door begging for a handout. If you want pets, fine, I have dogs and cats, but you have to keep them on your property.
2004-06-16 05:12:03 PM  
I hate Cats and really hate their owners who let them wander aroound the neighborhood into my yard and fark with my plants and car.
2004-06-16 05:13:26 PM  
I had the best bumper sticker on my car years ago:

I love cats...dead ones.

Used to get the middle finger from cat lovers all the time.

/good times, good times.
2004-06-16 05:14:18 PM  
but then I'd miss my free neighborhood concerts of horrid, yowling cat-love...
2004-06-16 05:15:13 PM  
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how embarrassing
2004-06-16 05:15:44 PM  
If you people just masturbated more, we wouldn't have this problem!

/doing his part
2004-06-16 05:16:18 PM  
Which part is weird? Nebraska as a whole, or cat leashes in particular?

Persoanlly, I'm all for cat leashes. Makes it easier for my dog to catch them.
2004-06-16 05:17:05 PM  

Prefers this cat off a least, for starters ...

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2004-06-16 05:18:42 PM  
I am not fond of cats, but really...
"Officials have cited both health and annoyance concerns."
what happens when "annoyances" can influence law???
2004-06-16 05:20:32 PM  

That is an intelligent, thought-provoking observation, and I just want you to know that I will do my part. In fact, I am going to get started right now!
2004-06-16 05:22:18 PM  
I hate people that let cats run wild. The little bastards ruined my mint plant. Time for tuna soaked anti freeze. I have a cat, it stays inside, and has been fixed. When it was a kitten, I tried to kill it, but that was not in the cards for me.
2004-06-16 05:22:50 PM  
Okay, best case scenario, you get the smartest cat in the world. It STILL shiats in the house.

2004-06-16 05:25:01 PM  
Mandatory cat leashes would certainly make the task of herding them a lot easier.

Git along lil doogies, er, kitties.
2004-06-16 05:26:59 PM  
Why do cats need leashes?

Don't they normally heel, go where you tell them and come when you call them?

50/50 chance that I would be the one wearing the leash.
2004-06-16 05:27:05 PM  
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2004-06-16 05:30:26 PM  
Good. If you can't keep your animal on your own property, then put it on a leash, or do whatever else may be necessary to restrain it. It's funny how society thinks it's okay for cats to roam wild in neighbors yards, killing birds, crapping in yards and in parked cars, clawing up cars, killing plants, and causing other property damage, but let a dog roam a few feet out of your own yard and somebody will probably call 911 and have the animal control officers out within minutes.

/sick of double standards
2004-06-16 05:32:54 PM  
It's win-win, folks.
Less cat piss & shiat in my yard, and I spend less money on shotgun shells and less time burying piles of bloody shredded fur.
What's not to like?
2004-06-16 05:33:08 PM  
Cat leash laws aren't so unusual. They are in force around where I live, although not widely obeyed.

Loose cats are a menace to themselves and others. They destroy gardens, turn any sand or mulched area into a litterbox, spread disease, breed out of control, and get themselves into lots of trouble.

A kid should be able to have a sandbox in his yard without knowing for a fact that it will be full of cat shiat inside of a week. Ditto for people with yards that use sand or fine gravel as decoration or a growing medium.

My friend has 3 cats. They are all leash-trained and don't mind the leashes at all (they're actually harnesses). They only go outside while leashed, and they are tagged in case they accidentally escape.

It is irresponsible to allow your pet to roam outside freely, cat or dog. They get into fights with other animals, get hit by cars, contract illnesses, get injured, and a host of other things.
2004-06-16 05:33:38 PM  
How about maknig a law that simply states:

Any pet that weighs more than 25 pounds must be kept on a leash..

I love these people who say dogs never attack people.
My mom visited a friend of hers with an 80 pound Mastif. The dog didn't attack my mom...just jumped up on her to say hello and knocked her to the ground and got a little dinged up.

A cat might scratch you...but can't cause nearly the damage a dog can...unless it's that cat from shrek 2...
2004-06-16 05:35:22 PM  
what happens when "annoyances" can influence law???

You get laws that do things like punish people (teens) who like driving through your neighborhood at 2am while blasting their THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP music at enough volume to shake your rafters.
2004-06-16 05:37:52 PM  

Cat pissing in a parked car?
Did it pick the lock with it's claw?
what the fark dude.
2004-06-16 05:38:10 PM  
I would rather not have my pussy on a leash.

and to whoever asked... Nebraska as whole is weird.
2004-06-16 05:38:57 PM  
I've never understood people who let their pets run wild. It's not healthy for the animals. If you want a pet, take the time to treat it right.

And for all those who've made comments about killing cats, I sincerely hope those were attempts (however pathetic) at humor. If you meant them, please seek counseling.
2004-06-16 05:39:42 PM  
Dear Cat Owner,

Following are instructions on the best way to bathe your cat:

1. Thoroughly clean the toilet.

2. Add the required amount of shampoo to the toilet water, and have both lids lifted.

3. Obtain the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.

4. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids (you may need to stand on the lid so that he cannot escape). CAUTION: Don't get any part of your body too close to the edge, as his paws will be reaching out to grab anything they can find. The cat will self-agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from your toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this.

5. Flush the toilet 3 or 4 times. This provides a "powerwash and rinse" which I have found to be quite effective.

6. Have someone open the door to the outside and ensure that there are no people between the toilet and the outside door.

7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids.

8. The now-clean cat will rocket out of the toilet and run outside where he will dry himself.


2004-06-16 05:42:42 PM  
Yeah. Compared to the thumpers cats are of no consequence. Leash the thumpers. Obviously they can't be trained to be around people.
2004-06-16 05:43:30 PM  
I tried to put my cat on a leash once. Never again will we try that, it turned out horribly for the both of us.

Since the little shiat can't play nice on the leash, she can look out the window at the outdoors, but not actually go there.
2004-06-16 05:44:17 PM  
cat's won't attack you just cause they feel like it the way dogs do

Ha. I have a friend whose cat got into the neighbors' house and attacked the innocent, napping neighbor!
2004-06-16 05:44:23 PM  
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2004-06-16 05:44:55 PM  
Cats on leashes with Class B fireworks a-plenty.

Nebraskalarity to ensue!
2004-06-16 05:45:23 PM  
I am all for locking those furry bastages up!! One other point that has not been brought up, yet, is that outdoor cats kill a HUGE number of song birds every year. Who's thinking of the birds?? No one!! Well, except the great state of Nebraska.

/born but not "reared" in Nebraska
2004-06-16 05:49:23 PM  
A cat might scratch you...but can't cause nearly the damage a dog can

Really? My friend's dog weights maybe 4 pounds. Guarantee most cats can kick its ass and it cannot do a whole lotta anything. Yet she still must keep "Pepita" leashed, but someone's ugly-ass 12-pound cat can roam freely.
2004-06-16 05:51:04 PM  
Cat pissing in a parked car?
Did it pick the lock with it's claw?
what the fark dude.

Have you ever heard of windows? Most cars come with them these days. Not everybody keeps them up all the time, especially in the summer. Even if you just leave them cracked a few inches, cat's can still manage to crawl through. Unless you think everybody should be forced to keep their car windows completely rolled up while on their own property. Well, by that logic, I guess you won't mind if I come up on your property and take a piss in your car next time you leave your window down. What'd you say your address was?
2004-06-16 05:53:49 PM  
MajorRoss: A dog jumping up to someone to say "hello" is a far different thing from a dog attacking someone. Dogs don't have any concept of size, so it is up to the owner to hold them back if they think someone will get knocked down. All the kids in my neighborhood run up to my dogs and they get excited and jump around, so I just tug on their leashes a little to hold them back in case some kid is too small.
2004-06-16 05:54:13 PM  
Used to be an bow-legged old lady in the town where I grew up that walked her cat on a leash every day. step, step, step, DRRAAAGGG...step, step, step, DDDRRRRAAAGGG....

Never seen such a pissed pussy....boy was it angry

/only good cat's a dead one...ducking head now
2004-06-16 05:54:42 PM  
i kill two a day to do my part.
2004-06-16 05:56:13 PM  
Dawg47: i kill two a day to do my part

Gooood boyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
2004-06-16 05:57:13 PM  
If your animal is tearing up my property, blamo. Dont want your cat dead, keep it under control. I should be able to grow a few cat mint plants. Instead I had to tear them out, the damn cats tore them up.
2004-06-16 05:59:21 PM  
I Hate people that think its ok to let their farking cats roam.They dont seem to care that they destroy paint jobs on peoples cars, use your flower garden for a litter box etc.
I finally had to start trapping them........caught over 100 in the last year.
2004-06-16 06:00:04 PM  
"Where did the cat pee this time?" is one of my favorite games.

Damn cats
2004-06-16 06:00:28 PM  
100 in the last year, how big a coat can you make with that?
2004-06-16 06:01:40 PM  
I don't mind roaming cats but if one ever got destructive on my property it would definitely piss me off.

Here in WA apparently even indoor cats are supposed to be registered. Lame. Don't tell but we have 4 unregistered indoor cats.
2004-06-16 06:02:39 PM  
Has anyone ever tried to keep a leash on their cat? We tried it once... We had a harness, and put it on the cat, and the little beast rolled over and ran away. No matter how tight we made it, she still managed to get out of it.

//keeps the cat in the house.
2004-06-16 06:04:54 PM  
Interesting personal note here: My neighbor, the displaced redneck, has more than once mentioned how entertaining it would be to take his shotgun, with which he has relations, I am pretty sure, impale a cat on the end of it, and launch the cat like a rifle grenade. This because -- yup -- they git in his yard. Right now, he is warming-up his enormous diesel powered pickup truck with the bad muffler, and has been for at least a half hour. He, of course, neither knows nor gives a sh*t that the diesel fumes and racket are driving me nuts as I try to get some work done. I suppose it would be socially unacceptable to "borrow" his beloved shotgun and reverse the experiment. Never had a cat make me feel that way. Perhaps the cat-hating shotgun toters of the world ought to look around a little.
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