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(Metro)   Old and busted: Your kid brings home a cat and wants to keep it for a pet. New hotness: Your cat brings home a fish and wants to keep it as a pet   ( metro.co.uk) divider line
    More: Strange, Bex, kitchen floor, Pond, Fred, Bex Cox, nearby fish pond, Bex suspects, Thor  
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2018-03-07 01:43:13 PM  
csb: Irrigation canals are emptied for brush removal (and other reasons I expect) leaving puddles.  So my cat drags in a 8" carp, still kicking so to speak.  We dumped into a fresh-water aquarium but it did not last the night.

/we did not eat it, perhaps we should have let the cat have it
 
2018-03-07 01:44:27 PM  
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2018-03-07 02:13:25 PM  
Carpe diem.
 
2018-03-07 02:15:41 PM  
So, first thing she does is puts it in a pot of water like she's going to boil it.

Your cat wants steak fish.
 
2018-03-07 02:23:05 PM  
The cat just wants to fatten the fish up.
 
2018-03-07 02:23:08 PM  
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2018-03-07 02:26:16 PM  
The cat wants to keep it as emergency rations.
 
2018-03-07 02:29:43 PM  
FTFA: She suspects her cat Thor might have something to do with this one, but considering he can't speak, she is having to do some investigating on her own.

I, for one, am always happy to see such fine investigative journalism from Metro.UK
 
2018-03-07 02:30:27 PM  
Did he name him George?
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2018-03-07 02:35:36 PM  
Based on the pictures, I am assuming the entire story was fabricated by a crazy lady.
 
2018-03-07 02:38:10 PM  

Oliver Twisted: Based on the pictures, I am assuming the entire story was fabricated by a crazy lady.


Well, u can safely confirm half of your assumptions:

But Bex likes to think that Thor was actually helping little Fred as he appeared during the cold snap, when fish could freeze in the icy ponds.
 
2018-03-07 02:39:29 PM  
At least the cat didn't drag home a kid to keep.
 
2018-03-07 02:48:46 PM  
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On top of what is a pretty stupid story, why this pic?
 
2018-03-07 02:50:06 PM  

big pig peaches: Oliver Twisted: Based on the pictures, I am assuming the entire story was fabricated by a crazy lady.

Well, u can safely confirm half of your assumptions:

But Bex likes to think that Thor was actually helping little Fred as he appeared during the cold snap, when fish could freeze in the icy ponds.


I have seen ponds with Koi.
I do not recall ever seeing ponds with actual goldfish.

Having killed a number of fish in my time, I do not see any goldfish surviving any cold weather.
But, as obviously my skills with fish are lacking, I could be wrong.
 
2018-03-07 02:54:35 PM  
I used to live in a house with a pool in the backyard.  I was startled to discover crawfish in my pool when we lived in the center of a residential neighborhood.  The mystery was solved when I talked to my next door neighbor and he told me that our cat was stealing crawfish he had stored in a small pond that he used for fishing.  The cat was stealing them and then dropping them into our pool.
 
2018-03-07 02:58:56 PM  
A story like this could win Best Picture
 
2018-03-07 03:01:56 PM  
When I was a kid, my cat came home with a baby jackrabbit.  Bad kitty!  Locked the cat in a bedroom and grams made a nest for the baby rabbit and went down to the feed store to get some protein feed and a feeding syringe so maybe we could keep it alive.  Feed.  After a few hours, we let the cat go back out.  He immediately returned with another baby rabbit.  What part of "Bad kitty!" did you not understand?  Put the new rabbit in with the first one.  Kept the cat in in for a day.  When we let him out again, he, again, immediately snatched another baby rabbit.  Put the third rabbit in with the first two and kept the cat in the house for a couple weeks.  Two of the rabbits died but the third survived and the cat never brought another rabbit home.  When the survivor was judged big enough, mom turned him loose.
 
2018-03-07 03:14:55 PM  
Tuxie says "amateur"

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2018-03-07 03:18:28 PM  
csb

I put a little pond in my back yard and have/had Koi in there. Typically I leave them out there year-round but one year as winter was coming a pump died so I couldn't keep it from freezing over. I had a 200 gallon stock tank I got from Farm & Fleet. So I put that in my basement laundry room and filled it with water and moved the fish (5) inside for the winter.

One morning I went down to check on them and found a fish on the floor. It appeared it had jumped out at some point during the night. It was pretty dry and kinda stuck to the concrete floor so it must have been there for some time. I assumed it was dead and went to pick it up and it twitched.

I grabbed it and put it back in the tank and did the back and forth thing you do to revive fish. I would see it's mouth and gills move but it was still just kinda either floating and sinking and not really moving at all. I just left it, assuming it would die and went about my business. When I came back some hours later, It was swimming around like normal. It was really weird cause I know it was on the floor for hours.

After that I put a piece of chicken wire over the top to keep them from jumping out. I put them back out in the spring and then they all died that summer from a pH crash.

/csb
 
2018-03-07 03:19:28 PM  
Our cat brought home a dead blue bird multiple times, I think he's calling us out for not knowing how to hunt.
 
2018-03-07 03:26:40 PM  

hobbes0022: Our cat brought home a dead blue bird multiple times, I think he's calling us out for not knowing how to hunt.


Obviously you need to dump a fresh deer carcass on his favorite napping spot.
 
2018-03-07 03:43:05 PM  

Resident Muslim: big pig peaches: Oliver Twisted: Based on the pictures, I am assuming the entire story was fabricated by a crazy lady.

Well, u can safely confirm half of your assumptions:

But Bex likes to think that Thor was actually helping little Fred as he appeared during the cold snap, when fish could freeze in the icy ponds.

I have seen ponds with Koi.
I do not recall ever seeing ponds with actual goldfish.

Having killed a number of fish in my time, I do not see any goldfish surviving any cold weather.
But, as obviously my skills with fish are lacking, I could be wrong.


I'm not questioning the survivability of goldfish in frigid weather. I'm questioning Bex's assessment of the feline's motivation in bringing home the perloined fish.
 
2018-03-07 03:46:15 PM  
When i was a kid we'd go spearing carp- there were thousands of them thatd school up. And all bright orange so they were easy targets. Zoo paid us a nickel a head for them. Theyre all gone now thanks to reintroduction of ospreys here, along with the eagles...
 
2018-03-07 03:51:21 PM  
Our old tortie would bring home baby rabbits, but not to eat. Full-size ones she would devour in the backyard, usually leaving the rear half for the staff (me) to dispose of.  The babies she would carry into the house and let loose. I think she wanted pets. Or babies
 
2018-03-07 04:05:51 PM  
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2018-03-07 04:06:44 PM  
CSB: My dog got a kitten once. It was around 7am and my dog kept going nuts to go outside, so I let him out and continued to get ready for work. A few minutes later I glance outside and he's digging near the fence, my dog had never been one to dig up the yard, so I wandered out to see what he's up to. Once I get up to him I can hear a kitten crying, so I pull dog away and get down to see if I see anything, and a kitten pokes its head under the fence. I grab it cause it's freezing outside, take it inside to dry it off and see if it has a tag. No tag on this tiny guy. Well I'm late for work, so I put it in the spare room with some water and pizza (literally the only food I had on hand), lay down some newspaper, and leave for work. I posted on every message board for our base that I found a kitten and it was safe and alive so someone claim him. I took him to the vet the next morning to be scanned, and the vet said he was maybe 4 weeks old and had no chip, and nobody had notified them of a missing kitten. I held onto him for a week, regularly updating all the pages, made flyers, called all the shelters, not one peep about him anywhere. My neighbors were helping me with him cause I'm not a cat person, they fell in love, and took over care after the week with me. After the legal 30 days of notifications, they took him to the vet for shots/chip/registration. He's now 4, happy and healthy, but will literally attack someone if they're eating pizza and not sharing.
 
2018-03-07 04:14:55 PM  
Hi-ho the dairy-o, the mouse picks the cheese...
 
2018-03-07 05:28:52 PM  

seriously.though: CSB: My dog got a kitten once. It was around 7am and my dog kept going nuts to go outside, so I let him out and continued to get ready for work. A few minutes later I glance outside and he's digging near the fence, my dog had never been one to dig up the yard, so I wandered out to see what he's up to. Once I get up to him I can hear a kitten crying, so I pull dog away and get down to see if I see anything, and a kitten pokes its head under the fence. I grab it cause it's freezing outside, take it inside to dry it off and see if it has a tag. No tag on this tiny guy. Well I'm late for work, so I put it in the spare room with some water and pizza (literally the only food I had on hand), lay down some newspaper, and leave for work. I posted on every message board for our base that I found a kitten and it was safe and alive so someone claim him. I took him to the vet the next morning to be scanned, and the vet said he was maybe 4 weeks old and had no chip, and nobody had notified them of a missing kitten. I held onto him for a week, regularly updating all the pages, made flyers, called all the shelters, not one peep about him anywhere. My neighbors were helping me with him cause I'm not a cat person, they fell in love, and took over care after the week with me. After the legal 30 days of notifications, they took him to the vet for shots/chip/registration. He's now 4, happy and healthy, but will literally attack someone if they're eating pizza and not sharing.


I surmise that you and your dog adopted the kitten. Sweet story.
 
2018-03-07 05:41:52 PM  

eldie: I surmise that you and your dog adopted the kitten. Sweet story.


Our neighbors took him, but our dogs were best friends, so we saw him a lot until we moved last month. I don't like animals that crap in the house, but I wouldn't never just leave an animal in distress.
 
2018-03-07 06:20:12 PM  
In suburban Cleveland my sister's cat would hide down in the hummingbird flowers, large ball-shaped blossoms that attracted the little suckers.  The cat would catch the hummingbirds, then bring them into the house unharmed and let them go.  You think a bat is hard to get out of the house?  Try a hummingbird ...
 
2018-03-07 06:33:09 PM  
Naturally this happened in Bristol, where I live. Like the woman stuck between two windows trying to get her poo back which then turned into a charity thing for toilets in Africa.

You just have to walk between the Full Moon and the Black Swan regularly and you will see this sort of thing all the time.

"Look at this goldfish that my cat brought home alive!"

Bristol is full of nutters.

And that is how we like it.
 
2018-03-07 06:35:26 PM  

seriously.though: eldie: I surmise that you and your dog adopted the kitten. Sweet story.

Our neighbors took him, but our dogs were best friends, so we saw him a lot until we moved last month. I don't like animals that crap in the house, but I wouldn't never just leave an animal in distress.


Nice ending. Kudos to your dog who cared to rescue the little creature.
 
2018-03-07 06:37:30 PM  

hobbes0022: Our cat brought home a dead blue bird multiple times, I think he's calling us out for not knowing how to hunt.


Your cat is not such a great hunter itself if it only brought you the same dead blue bird multiple times, I think he is calling you out for not properly disposing of the dead blue bird.
 
2018-03-07 07:26:47 PM  
Reminds me of one of Hyperbole and a Half's stories:

How A Fish Almost Destroyed My Childhood.
 
2018-03-07 09:13:48 PM  
Can I Keep Him? - The Kids in the Hall
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2018-03-08 02:23:07 AM  

Resident Muslim: big pig peaches: Oliver Twisted: Based on the pictures, I am assuming the entire story was fabricated by a crazy lady.

Well, u can safely confirm half of your assumptions:

But Bex likes to think that Thor was actually helping little Fred as he appeared during the cold snap, when fish could freeze in the icy ponds.

I have seen ponds with Koi.
I do not recall ever seeing ponds with actual goldfish.

Having killed a number of fish in my time, I do not see any goldfish surviving any cold weather.
But, as obviously my skills with fish are lacking, I could be wrong.


I have a pond in my backyard filled with "feeder" goldfish. Every winter, the pond freezes over, yet the fish survive.
 
2018-03-08 07:58:02 AM  

eldie: seriously.though: eldie: I surmise that you and your dog adopted the kitten. Sweet story.

Our neighbors took him, but our dogs were best friends, so we saw him a lot until we moved last month. I don't like animals that crap in the house, but I wouldn't never just leave an animal in distress.

Nice ending. Kudos to your dog who cared to rescue the little creature.


He was so sweet with him

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2018-03-08 09:12:04 AM  

seriously.though: eldie: seriously.though: eldie: I surmise that you and your dog adopted the kitten. Sweet story.

Our neighbors took him, but our dogs were best friends, so we saw him a lot until we moved last month. I don't like animals that crap in the house, but I wouldn't never just leave an animal in distress.

Nice ending. Kudos to your dog who cared to rescue the little creature.

He was so sweet with him

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The kitty knows he's top dog.
 
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