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2021-01-13 2:11:12 PM  
Murder. Nothing but murder, all day.
 
2021-01-13 2:12:13 PM  

roofmonkey: Murder. Nothing but murder, all day.


So, just another day that ends in "y"?
 
2021-01-13 2:12:32 PM  
The Cat Came Back
Youtube FJl_4IsQJ2g
 
2021-01-13 2:15:04 PM  
Animals can usually sense coming earthquakes, etc. according to scientific articles, so she probably left a day early.
 
2021-01-13 2:15:11 PM  
B-b-b-but it's not Caturday.
 
2021-01-13 2:16:52 PM  
I find it amusing that when you see one of these reunions and it's a dog, the dog is all "You! You! Oooohhh, it's you!" and jumping about.

The cat? More like "Hey, I know you. Took you long enough."
 
2021-01-13 2:19:38 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: I find it amusing that when you see one of these reunions and it's a dog, the dog is all "You! You! Oooohhh, it's you!" and jumping about.

The cat? More like "Hey, I know you. Took you long enough."


You left me in a mud slide you dick. Wheres my kibble.
 
2021-01-13 2:20:27 PM  
We have an old cat that likes to slip out the door every now and then. When she comes back after a few days she yells at us for letting her escape.
 
2021-01-13 2:27:56 PM  

damageddude: We have an old cat that likes to slip out the door every now and then. When she comes back after a few days she yells at us for letting her escape.


If one of my cats escapes, it's to the (usually closed) garage where I boarded up the old cat door a long time ago. The younger will pause about two feet out the door, look around warily, then turn and bolt back into the house with a distinctive air of "I have made a terrible mistake."

The elder will hide under the car, yowling miserably until finally being coaxed out with catnip and treats.

Yet they will still sometimes rush the door as if, magically, this time it will be different. I think they forget they actually hate it out there.
 
2021-01-13 2:33:05 PM  
It's too cold here for them to escape. When I let them out on the porch they want right back in. Even the Maine Coon.
 
2021-01-13 2:34:03 PM  

smd31: roofmonkey: Murder. Nothing but murder, all day.

So, just another day that ends in "y"?


Or, translated from cat speak, just another day ending in murder.
 
2021-01-13 2:53:37 PM  
"Though we don't know exactly what she's been doing with her life for the past three years, she just reappeared and said "8 more biatches""
 
2021-01-13 3:20:49 PM  
Cat Came Back
Youtube YHaCch4CfMY
 
2021-01-13 3:32:07 PM  
Someone obviously found a muddy kitty after the slide and took it in. Checking the chip would have told them that the house linked to the chip had been destroyed.

The Irresponsible Captain: It's too cold here for them to escape. When I let them out on the porch they want right back in. Even the Maine Coon.


This.
During summer, I watch them in the back yard when I let them out to make sure they don't leave. In winter I just open the door. 3/4 of the time they change their minds when they feel the cold. The other 1/4 of the time they go out for less than a minute. Also helps that 12+ inches of snow surrounds the back porch.
 
2021-01-13 3:46:11 PM  
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2021-01-13 3:50:34 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: It's too cold here for them to escape. When I let them out on the porch they want right back in. Even the Maine Coon.


I've been taking care of a feral for the past 4-5 months and he doesn't seem to much mind 30 degree weather.  He snoozes a lot on a heated pad on my porch but will always wander off at some point, often until just before sunrise.

He brought me a bird.  He wuvs me.

My two indoor cats stay damned near glued to heating vents when it drops below 70 in my house, lol.
 
2021-01-13 5:17:04 PM  
Blind Cat walks into a restaurant in Portland, orders ground hog.  Takes one bite, pulls out a pistol and shoots himself. pauses and keeps eating.
 
2021-01-13 7:21:48 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: damageddude: We have an old cat that likes to slip out the door every now and then. When she comes back after a few days she yells at us for letting her escape.

If one of my cats escapes, it's to the (usually closed) garage where I boarded up the old cat door a long time ago. The younger will pause about two feet out the door, look around warily, then turn and bolt back into the house with a distinctive air of "I have made a terrible mistake."

The elder will hide under the car, yowling miserably until finally being coaxed out with catnip and treats.

Yet they will still sometimes rush the door as if, magically, this time it will be different. I think they forget they actually hate it out there.


I had a cat like your two. Indoor cat but whenever you opened the door he tried to run out. He'd get about 4' out the door and freeze, panic and run for the nearest shelter. The last time was in a canoe that was tilted up against the garage.
The weird thing was if you held open the door and invited him out, he would stand at the exit and look around a bit and then go back inside.

Cats are delightfully weird.
 
2021-01-13 7:45:55 PM  
I'm assuming the cat finally came out because it ran out of owner...
 
2021-01-13 7:48:35 PM  

blurr_grrl: Animals can usually sense coming earthquakes, etc. according to scientific articles, so she probably left a day early.


Far from being scientifically proven
https://www.livescience.com/32156-can​-​animals-predict-earthquakes.html
https://www.seismosoc.org/news/can-an​i​mals-predict-earthquakes/
 
2021-01-13 8:00:07 PM  
Some years ago, this stray cat showed up at our house and decided he wanted to live here. Winter was coming so we sheltered him in the garage to keep him separate from our two inside cats. Anyhow, he spent the winter in our garage and seemed happy enough to watch me tinker on my bikes. Come spring, he disappeared at the first opportunity. Several days later he showed up again. This went on for most of spring and summer: spend a few days in our garage, then leave for a few days, then come back. Rinse repeat. The strange thing was that when he returned he was always well groomed and obviously well fed. This was a puzzle. It was my wife who thought of a way of solving it: one day she attached a ribbon with a note around his neck. When he returned, he had a new note. Turns out we had shared custody of 'Marco Polo' (our name for him).  He would leave our house to go spend time with a family a few streets away. Then he would leave them to come spend time with us.

Anyway, we ended-up splitting vet bills with the other family while Marco Polo continued to live his preferred lifestyle for the rest of his life.
 
2021-01-13 8:01:08 PM  
Sigh.

"Animals react to foreshocks" from research says your article.
But since animals can't speak, science always can be proven either yes or no  depending on what science you want to believe.
 
2021-01-13 9:51:18 PM  
"Look, I was out in the garden.  I took a crap, and went to cover it up.  Because I'm not an animal. I guess I got carried away and moved a little more earth than I meant to.  If I offended anyone, I'm sorry."
 
2021-01-13 10:55:41 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: damageddude: We have an old cat that likes to slip out the door every now and then. When she comes back after a few days she yells at us for letting her escape.

If one of my cats escapes, it's to the (usually closed) garage where I boarded up the old cat door a long time ago. The younger will pause about two feet out the door, look around warily, then turn and bolt back into the house with a distinctive air of "I have made a terrible mistake."

The elder will hide under the car, yowling miserably until finally being coaxed out with catnip and treats.

Yet they will still sometimes rush the door as if, magically, this time it will be different. I think they forget they actually hate it out there.


And that's the difference between youth and experience.

The young cat wanted an adventure!  coontil it almost got one.)

The older cat has figured out how to get free treats and weed.

+1 to the older cat!
 
2021-01-13 10:59:27 PM  

Space Squid: xxBirdMadGirlxx: damageddude: We have an old cat that likes to slip out the door every now and then. When she comes back after a few days she yells at us for letting her escape.

If one of my cats escapes, it's to the (usually closed) garage where I boarded up the old cat door a long time ago. The younger will pause about two feet out the door, look around warily, then turn and bolt back into the house with a distinctive air of "I have made a terrible mistake."

The elder will hide under the car, yowling miserably until finally being coaxed out with catnip and treats.

Yet they will still sometimes rush the door as if, magically, this time it will be different. I think they forget they actually hate it out there.

And that's the difference between youth and experience.

The young cat wanted an adventure!  coontil it almost got one.)

The older cat has figured out how to get free treats and weed.

+1 to the older cat!


Wow!  The fark filter strikes again!  I guess an open parenthesis counts as a "C"  (That should have been "Until")
 
2021-01-14 12:09:17 AM  
I had a cat as a kid. I remember biking around my neighborhood and I saw her coming out of a neighbors house. A few weeks later I saw her coming out of a different neighbors house. Then I realized I didn't really have a cat, I shared car ownership. Like some sort of float week cat timeshare.
 
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