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BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?

Charley Noble 10 Jun 03 - 08:17 PM
katlaughing 10 Jun 03 - 08:29 PM
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Strick 10 Jun 03 - 11:49 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 10 Jun 03 - 11:55 PM
LadyJean 11 Jun 03 - 12:12 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 11 Jun 03 - 12:16 AM
Sorcha 11 Jun 03 - 01:03 AM
GUEST,Helen, at work 11 Jun 03 - 02:59 AM
GUEST,Kingbrilliant 11 Jun 03 - 05:36 AM
Helen 11 Jun 03 - 05:58 AM
gnu 11 Jun 03 - 06:38 AM
Gareth 11 Jun 03 - 07:39 AM
Trevor 11 Jun 03 - 07:49 AM
Charley Noble 11 Jun 03 - 08:25 AM
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Subject: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 08:17 PM

Well, Tilahun (Ethiopian for "My Shadow") just dragged a morning dove through the cat door and released her in our bedroom. Probably the release part was not intentional, given the feathers that I found here, there and everywhere. Fortunately, there were enough feathers left on the morning dove so that after I captured her on the shelf above the headboard she could still fly out through the now open window, to tell her tale of escape to all her fine feathered friends. Now I've got this scowling black cat that seems to think I don't fully appreciate the time and effort it takes to successfully capture a dove. What should I do to make amends?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 08:29 PM

Mine just got fresh catnip and forgot ALL else!


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From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 09:31 PM

One of my Weimaraners has brought in two dead possums which has pissed Cleigh O'Possum of profusely....not to mention scaring him a bit as well. It's the problem with a dog door. A friend on my favorite Weim site has one that keeps bringing in large tree branches and sticks through hers. It's also a problem because they can carry things out! Jaeger and Sissy both like to carry our clothes around. They never damage them, just like to cudd;e up with a shirt or whatever. It's okay til you find half your closet in your backyard.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Strick
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 11:49 PM

My male cat used to bring little presents to impress the alpha female in the family. This is how we realized there's a big gulf between human females and male felines on the significance of half a mouse.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 11:55 PM

My MudCat brought in a Laugh!

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: LadyJean
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 12:12 AM

Ocelittle, my dearly departed, evil minded, tabby cat used to bring live cicadas into the apartment, and turn them loose. I don't know if she was saving them for later, or if she liked to watch the humans chase them. As one of my friends said, "Hours of fun for the whole famil."


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 12:16 AM

Holy Krouching-Kitty - that one got past "the on-board censors" for nearly a half hour....poetry here I come!!!

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 01:03 AM

Oh yes, things go out as well as in........The Kong, the empty 2 liter bottles, the Tug of War toys....but what comes in is worse......Glass tail lizards, cicadas, grub worms, "firewood" well chewed up, dead grass,leaves/etc..................We only 'own' 3 but often there are 5 here.....All Helping..............


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: GUEST,Helen, at work
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 02:59 AM

One of my cats very proudly left a dead pigeon in a very dark spot, in my direct path, where I nearly stepped on it. Squish squish.

I promptly buried the poor bird and not only upset the cat by being ungrateful and unimpressed with his prowess, but also took away his anticipated meal.

So, a couple of days later, same spot in the dark, there's the head only of a dead bird. Obviously the loss of a good meal made him creative in his offerings. And he must have realised that my food cravings didn't extend to dead pigeon so it would be okay if he ate that part and just left the "trophy".

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: GUEST,Kingbrilliant
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 05:36 AM

Amoret's cat brought her a frog two nights ago. She got it all the way upstairs and to Om's door, then dropped it. She must have been very determined to get this particular frog, as she was soaking wet & so I surmise she fell in the pond.
I had to chase the frog around & catch it before it sneaked through the hole in the bath surround. Not easy with a wet cat, hoppy frog, and no glasses on.
Om is now living in fear of waking up to find an assortment of frogs & toads in her bed. (ok - not much fear really, because she loves frogs/toads & all things slimey & they seem to like her too).

Kris


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Helen
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 05:58 AM

I also had a female cat who was a good hunter, although small in build.

One day she proudly marched into the backyard with a white fantail pigeon hanging by the neck from her mouth, with the tail all spread out.

Another time she came home with a whole leg of lamb. One of the neighbours must have been screaming blue murder, but I never found out who it belonged to.

This cat had the dog next door well trained. She was in charge and he was her slave.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: gnu
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 06:38 AM

I stapled a small piece of carpet on the home made wooden storm door and Cheucie, a twenty pound kitty, used to rattle the door when she wanted in. Once, I opened the door for her but she just sat there, looking up at me and meowing. I realized she was kinda lopsided so I poked my head around the door jam and saw the large pigeon she had pinned under her left front paw. I looked back at her and I swear she was smiling proudly... probably wanted her picture taken with this obviously trophy catch.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Gareth
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 07:39 AM

In East Africa 30 years or so ago - a small, alive and furious Puff Adder.

Much fun seperating Cat and Puff Adder without getting bitten by either.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Trevor
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 07:49 AM

Jenny, the Squilver cat, used to sneak into guest rooms, crap on the closest bed, pee on the next and then throw up on the next - birds legs, frogs eyes, hard boiled eggs which she'd nicked on one occasion, even the odd bunny at times.

We used to tell guests that if they got into bed and found something wet and sticky between the covers with any luck it was just catpuke!


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 08:25 AM

Lots of material for a new song - "The In's and Out's of the Pet Door." Maybe it would work to the tune of "Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be?"

I really hadn't thought about "take-out" objects. Our cats only seem to collect and then drag in, deposit, play with, sometimes consume, sometimes throw up. I do recall my astonishment when my old cat Geraldine (now in kitty heaven) proudly brought back a hamburger, and then went back for more; we watched in fascination as she crossed the street, jumped onto our neighbor's porch, then through an open kitchen window...

Tejitu (Ethiopian for "Full of Mead/Spirit"), our long-haired calico, brought in a live mouse a couple of months ago. I found her playing with it on the mat in front of the kitchen sink. No, I wasn't surprised to see a mouse but this one was white with black spots, and very lucky that Tej believes in "catch and release." We've named the mouse Dilbert and so far he seems perfectly happy with his 15-gallon aquarium, with penthouse, tree branch, wheel, and plastic barn, and he shows no sign of wanting to affect another escape. We do wonder what neighbor's house he came from but not enough to make inquiries.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: mack/misophist
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 09:56 AM

Some years ago my wife and I returned to our 2nd story flat to find the cat pacing proudly about with a live sparrow in hew mouth. We never could figure out where she got it.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: MMario
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 10:13 AM

Our cats don't bring anything into the house - but then again they are technically "barn cats" - though as they get older (and my B-i-L gets more maudlin) they spend more and more time inside.

However they do take down birds on the wing, and we tend to find tails and feet around the yard of various critters - plus they have the endearing habit of dropping live shrews into any footware left on the porch or deck. *THAT* is a bit of a shock if you don't check first!

The only time I've really gotton p-ssed-off at them though is the morning I came outside to find FOUR sets of Luna Moth wings on the front porch - the bodies neatly eaten out of the center. I have only seen one live ONCE in my lifetime... and the cats ATE four of them!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 10:40 AM

And, it's not just cats who come through the flap. I've a friend who finally had to close hers up because something kept coming up the outside stairs, each night, in through the flap, open the cupboard door, then eat a lot of dog food. Finally one night she was able to see what it was: a mother raccoon and her babies, munching away quite happily on such a dependable and tasty meal!

From our days on the ranch when newborn bunnies and the tail ends of mice were left on our floors or brought to bed, I still wear sandals when I get out of bed, lest I step in something!


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: NicoleC
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 10:49 AM

When I was a kid, we had a dog that used to like to carry big rocks around in his mouth. Big 'uns. In evitably, of course, he'd end up with turtles, but never hurt a single one.

On another occassion, he was discovered with 3 baby mice in his mouth, unhurt, safely warm and apparently unperturbed. We returned them to mama's nest in the old stump and she promptly moved the whole nest and we never saw HER again!

The worst my cat does is kill spiders and leave their dead bodies around the house. When she was a stray (with no claws), I bet she ate them, but now she prefers Iams. She doesn't go outside without a leash, as I'd rather not find her squished in the road. She does spend hours in the window watching squirrels in utter fascination, and occassionally can't resist running up to the window and thumping on it to see the birds fly away!


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 01:28 PM

Kat -

Love your story about the racoon family. Of course they'd figure out how to get in, and their busy little hands can get into anything.

We used to have one as a pet on our farm, that our dog brought home. He amused himself by wrestling with the cats, chasing grapes across the floor, and he LOVED fried chicken. I remember my father getting tired of our pet begging for food at the supper table; he grabbed him by the scruff of the neck to throw him outside and the racoon reached out with one paw for a chair and the other paw for a drumstick! When my parents had overnight guests, my brother and I would sneak "Coonie" into their bedroom and eagerly await the screams. Racoons also enjoy singing, a lovely purring yodel.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Wuzzle
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 01:47 PM

my cat bought in a bird that threw up red juice all over the kitchen, the joint of beef my neighbor had "put to rest" and a constant supply of mice, but worse was to come, last Christmas she bought home another cat, and it is still here!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 01:58 PM

It's hard to beat most of these stories, as my cats over the years have brought the usual assortment of mice, birds, bugs...etc...to proudly display what great hunters they were...

...but, one cat went WAY beyond hunting and into censorship and meddling when she discovered one of my socks under the bed, and came out with it held gingerly in her teeth and trotted over and carefully buried it in the litterbox.....I never heard the end of THAT one.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 02:46 PM

Ha! Good one, Bill.

We had a cat for awhile named Ferd. He was an orange tabby and he was very, very stupid. He was good at only one thing, as far as I know, and that was losing fights. He had hundreds of fights, and most probably lost every one of them, coming back all scarred and messed up. He would then practice by picking fights with his mother, Peanut, who was a similar looking cat, but a very smart one. This irritated Peanut no end. She would roll on her back, presenting him with a full set of claws extended and ready, while he stalked around, trying to find an opening. The fights with Peanut were not really serious ones exactly, just practice rounds, but it made Peanut very angry. She would always drive him off, because his fighting technique was lousy, to say the least.

Ferd's other big problem in life was Oscar, my parents' dachshund. At a certain point Ferd had to move in with my parents as I was traveling, and he stayed there for the next 3 years. This wasn't easy for Ferd, because Oscar was a professional cat killer...absolutely deadly to cats and other small animals. Ferd was not so stupid that he couldn't figure that out, so he got to live outside in a sort of little tree house which Oscar could not reach. Oscar was out there hunting for him regularly, and Ferd knew it.

Well, one day Oscar came in proudly with the last half of Ferd's long, orange tail in his jaws!

Ferd turned up later that day, with a tail that was at least six inches shorter, but other than that he was okay. He became even more paranoid after that incident, not surprisingly, and Oscar never succeeded in catching him again.

Three years later Ferd got run over by a freight train somehow. I think he was walking down the tracks when the train came, and instead of jumping off to the side he ran straight down the track. Typical Ferd. He was not what I would call "shrewd".

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: MMario
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 02:51 PM

We used to have a cat that liked to play "dodge car" - would run straight at the cars and then crouch low and let them pass over him.- never got hit. Scared the crap out of a bunch of drivers though!


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Gareth
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 03:00 PM

Just as well Robin Reliant "cars" are rare stateside MMario !!

Gareth


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Emma B
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 03:16 PM

Cushie Butterpat (our dear departed - a great relief to local wildlife) regarded most rodents and rabbits as fair game and also was a regular visitor to the local pub garden where she could look winsome enought to beg anything! When the field mice inevitably moved into the house to overwinter however she would just sit and watch them with benign amusement.
The 'throw-ups' were the nearest thing I've seen to 'Alien'


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: mandomad
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 04:32 PM

Kipper, our little joke who will never grow up( he was the runt of a litter, and has never got any bigger than half size) likes to emulate his (distant)uncle Buddy (after Holly!)but can't usually catch live things, has brought in:-
                A childs soother-dummy
                A pickled gherkin
                Chocolate wrappers (at least 30)
                Rubber bands(at least 50)
                Dead leaves
                Live leaves
                Twigs
                & one sleepy baby mouse, who Kipper made a friend of and played with all evening, till I got in from the late shift. Jingle, my good lady, was not amused.
       Buddy catches anything he can, and brings them home. A baby sparrow tonight.



                  mandomad


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: JeZeBeL
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 05:05 PM

My cat Gandalf is not the brightest of cats...one could describe him as blonde I suppose, yes blonde is definately the right word... and he used to try and hide behind the stupidest of things and pounce on birds etc....he's hide behind a blade of grass and think that his beautiful black and white coat would blend in naturally with the grass.

I swear all the birds around here laugh at him. But now, he has it down to a fine art...he's brought us four of the lovely pressies.

Perhaps that was his idea all along, perhaps he was just ACTING the dumb blonde to lure the birds into a false sense of security.....

Nobody's laughing now, especially the birds...

He also keeps our house fly free. Best fly swater we've invested in and it didn't cost us a penny!! :)


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 05:23 PM

My Fred has graduated from worms to birds. Only caught one so far and an egg???? He brought the bird in the house and it hasn't been seen since. I suppose i will smell it out when the weather gets warmer.

My LuLu used to bring my Dad a mouse every morning. Every morning at 4AM, his alarm would go off, he would drag himself out of bed and head for the bathromm...and step barefoot on a dead mouse. 10 minutes of #$@"!!!! and poor LuLu would skulk away with hurt feelings. It was a present after all.

I learned not to disdain a mouse gift years ago when my landlady's cat got into my bedroom through an open window and deposited a live mouse on my bed. I shrieked and cursed and Larry took offense. She tore the damn thing limb from limb and left mouse parts all over my room. After that, I cooed a grateful "Thank You".


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 06:18 PM

Live mouse, in the mouth, tail wiggling.... to my bed where I was up late one night, reading. She liked to play fetch, you see, and would initiate the game when she was bored, dropping a ball into my hand. Somehow she didn't realize it would be a bad idea to let the prey drop into my hand because it was ALIVE-- until our eyes met and her killer instinct reasserted itself, prompting her to run off with it still wiggling in her mouth.

And ten minutes later, after the adrenaline rush, a second one!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 08:05 PM

Considering that we live in the woods where we see snakes all the time, it's odd that I've never seen any evidence of our cats (and we usually have 3 or 4 around) having caught a snake. Moles, mice, birds, squirrels, lizards and baby rabbits.... but no snakes. Either they're too smart to mess with 'em, too dumb to catch 'em, or they eat 'em with such gusto that they don't leave any scraps behind.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: vindelis
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 08:22 PM

'Crabsticks', (three at twenty minute intervals), a small joint of beef, - never did find out where from! and the usual run of frogs starlings and the occaisional mouse. With two cats in the house I try to evict the bird/mouse and cat(s) to let nature take its course. The frogs get transferred to a friend's fish pond, where they then have to run the gaunlet of any cats in his garden.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Alba
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 08:33 PM

I have two House Cats, Simon and Molly Malone but they are a bit too lazy and therefore gifts from the Forrest is not their speciality.
I do however have what I call my Wild Cat "Tinker". He started visiting about 2 years ago and is now an Honorary Member of our household.   He wanders at night and stays around the outside of the House during the Day for cuddles and titbits and Catnip:>) He has, on several occasions, brought us gifts of Mice and Frogs and Birds and a Snake (harmless and alive but not among my favorite of creatures) but I thank him anyway, as he looks so pleased with himself every time he does it.
It is our Dog, Barney the wonder Dog who brings home the most unusual of gifts. His most recent...a Deer Leg, mostly bone with Fur attached..yuk!! as he is a Fox Terrier/Border Collie mix I assume he hadn't consumed the rest of the Deer!! and only last week a rather worse for wear Hiking Boot!! As we have no neighbors near our Home we wonder how the person that lost the Boot managed to hike back to where they came from!
A:>)


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 08:55 PM

Alba, there was an entire thread about dogs and deer legs back in the Fall. CLICK HERE


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Alba
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 10:13 PM

Thank You for the link Bee-dubya-ell.
I shall inform the "Wonder Dog" that he is not the only Woof that delivers Deer gifts..LOL....and brace myself for hunting season this Fall I suppose!!!
A:>)


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: GUEST,Ely
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 10:19 PM

Live birds (which she then released in our living room, which had a vaulted ceiling). We needed a 15-foot ladder to rescue them.

She left mice, shrews, lizards, and birds (dead birds) on our beds.

She also liked mint gum wrappers--catnip is a mint, of course. She would sleep in the garbage can if there were mint gum wrappers in it.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 10:50 PM

3 from my friend Judith, she of the Briards....these are from the Briard-L list....:


My Mother had a GSD/Bulldog cross that was the sweetest most lovable dog ever (not too bright, but sweet and looked like a short stubby boxer) Mother had an acre garden, and too many snails. I bought her a baby duck at easter time. That Drake decided that Duchess the dog was his Mother. He followed her absolutely everywhere for three years and the dog tolerated it.
Until the duck decided that the dog was his erotic object. He persued his amorous intentions for a month or so, and one day Mom watched as the dog and duck went around the corner of the house--and the dog came grinning back.
She had dispatched her unwanted suitor with nary a mark in about 2
seconds.
There is probably a moral in that about unrequited love--a Doggie Stephen Sondheim ."

One of my puppy buyers (from my two litters--first and last) asked me if the puppy would get along with their pet Muscovy duck which lived in their property's small lake.. I jokingly said, "If I were you I'd get out the orange sauce".   I didn't know that Muscovy ducks can be huge,( and to my eye ugly) This duck whose name I think was Spud weighed in at a good 25 pounds. The puppy and the duck got along famously, as did their big Maine Coon Cat. The Bitch seems to be the lowest one on the heirarchy. They have pictures of the cat pushing the dog away from the food bowl.
We went to visit with a litter mate of their dog. Our year old Bitch
Daphne took one look at that duck and was off with increedible speed!! I was
able to grab her tail as she went past. The Duck, of course, thought that this was "her" dog and didn't fly away or attempt to get into the lake. When the duck saw her real friend the house Briard come around the corner she/he immediately jumped up into its owners arms. (Yes, into his arms!!--this
was one nervy duck). This puppy became best friends with the animals that lived with the
family.

Well, neither of the dogs is interested in hurting the box turtles. O.K. it is a twisted amusement to watch Moriah want to heard the box turtles into a bunch
(since she is not allowed to touch them)! She did
have a special friendship (completely one-sided) with
a leopard tortoise I would "babysit". She would play
bow in front of Herb with a toy in her mouth. Herb?
He just plodded on his intended path.
Sparky? Not interested in the turtles at all!
Don't get me wrong -- the urge to chase is strong.
Moriah, at least, just doesn't seem to want to follow
the chase with a "kill." Sparky? He's interested in
the case (that darn bunny always sitting outside), I
don't know what he would do if he caught anything.
I would assume our rodent's don't run free through the
house, so how could they be anymore of a problem with a briard than with a springer? There are plenty of
members on this list that can advise about cats.
Digging? No more than any puppy. I always had a spot
of extra garden soil and the dogs could dig there if
they needed to get rid of extra entergy. Any other
place in the yard, and they were directed back to
their own pile. As they matured, they lost that
digging feeling.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 10:54 PM

What joy!

Strange, the cat gang hasn't brought in anything today. Guess they're too busy reading these posts, sifting 'em for new ideas...

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: LadyJean
Date: 12 Jun 03 - 12:48 AM

And then there was Solomon, who used to bring us half a dead squirrel.
The bottom half. He was truly offended that we didn't appreciate his generosity.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: LadyJean
Date: 12 Jun 03 - 12:51 AM

I don't know how I could have forgotten! Solomon also caught a bat in the house! It must have gotten in through the bathroom window. My father, who was an impressively sound sleeper, said he'd felt Solomon jumping up and down on him, early that morning, but he hadn't thought anything of it, until I woke him up to tell him about the bat. (I was seventeen. I didn't deal with bats.)


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: GUEST,CatsPHiddle at Work!!
Date: 12 Jun 03 - 11:44 AM

Merlyn the Mognificent is far from stupid....she really intellegent (like me!!)

But when it comes to prezzies we differ.....I like good wine, clothes, jewellery etc...Merlyn brings me the head and tails of mice and if she really wants to show me how much she loves me she will bring a BIG live spider and eat it infront of me!!!

She always makes a fuss of any visiters we have...especially the male ones. Im just waiting for her to bring them prezzies too!!!!

Khatt!!


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: GUEST,bbc at work
Date: 12 Jun 03 - 11:53 AM

I have never, personally, owned a cat, but I lived w/ one for a few months in Korea, when we shared a house w/ another couple. Cats & dogs were useful in keeping the rat population down. I learned to wear shoes at all times, after stumbling on a mouse tail in the hallway at night. The cat's human was gifted w/ a lovely mouse head on her pillow one morning. The best was the live mouse left in the empty bathtub, presumably to be played w/ later! I continue to limit myself to a couple of hearty houseplants!

best from bbc


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Kim C
Date: 12 Jun 03 - 12:32 PM

Dear departed Buddy Cat used to bring bunnies, birds, frogs, lizards, mice, and once he trotted up the sidewalk with a flying squirrel in his mouth.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: beadie
Date: 12 Jun 03 - 03:12 PM

So, one evening last winter, I'm sitting in front of the tube in our living room. This room has a seldom-used natural fireplace which frequently serves as a portal of entry for the house's rodent population. On this particular night, I turned around during a commercial to find all four of our cats neatly arrayed in a semi-circle around the hearth with a solitary common house mouse standing on his hind legs in the corner of the fireplace looking nervously about. I returned to watching the TV with no more than a passing thought to the mouse's likely fate.

At the next commercial, I looked back again to find that the cats had broken their formation and taken up your basic "loungecat" sprawl in various places around the floor. What was most astounding, however, was that the mouse was leaning up against the oldest cat's back, completely unrestrained and apparently of his own free will. It was if some unseen referee had blown the whistle and called a time-out.

The following morning, there was ample evidence that the mouse was indeed, (with apologies to Monty Python) "bleeding demised" so the ref must have called time-in at some time during the night.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Jun 03 - 03:53 PM

Sheesh, some of you are as cool as the cats!**VERYBG** I could never just sit there and let nature take its course, partly out of compassion for the victim and partly because I don't like the possible parasites, etc. that my cats might get from ingesting their bits! LOL, but that's just me; part of why my cats don't go out, except in their run.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Schantieman
Date: 12 Jun 03 - 04:01 PM

My best friend has a large garden (~1 acre) and lots of fruit & veg. He (or rather one of his daughters) also has a cat (Leao) - scarcely more than a kitten. Last weekend he walked across the lawn carrying a half-dead rabbit nearly as big as huimself. John killed it ('to put it out of its misery') and gave it back to the cat. Very useful for protecting the garden. Trouble is, the rabbits breed faster than it can catch the little b*ggers!

One of my local cats craps in my yard. Does pepper work?

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 12 Jun 03 - 04:08 PM

My "Blue" Deacon (geddit ??) captured a Peach Faced Lovebird which I was able to rescue and return to it's owner.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 13 Jun 03 - 02:50 AM

"One of my local cats craps in my yard. Does pepper work?" Nope, but a water pistol does...tee hee.

Actually remind me when you get here, I've got some spray that works quite well. Lemon peel works well if scattered around the flower bed, they hate citrus fruit.

Mwah to you


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: Kim C
Date: 13 Jun 03 - 12:36 PM

Kat, our old Buddy Cat had an almost constant tapeworm. We might have made him a housecat, except that he was a stray, and already had certain habits he had no intention of giving up. However before he went to kitty heaven, he stayed in the house a lot more, because his heart condition (that was unknown to us) slowed him down a lot.

Our other kitty, on the other hand, is a housecat. Every once in awhile he will catch himself a little mousie.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Has Your Cat Brought In?
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Jun 03 - 12:38 AM

Yeah, I understand about older strays, Kim. I didn't mean any offence. All of mine have been strays, but mostly younger when found. Though our six prairie/ranch cats went from 25 acres and more to roam, bringing in all kinds of things for me to rescue, to living inside full-time when we left for the east. I think they were so happy to get off of the airplane ride, they were just happy to be anywhere on the ground and adapted quite well to being inside, esp. when we ended two months in a motel room and finally got to move into our house!*bg*


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