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Re: OT.. cat post


Speaking of cats...thanks to all those who put my husband's baby kitty in their prayers. He is doing so much better. I think he's made a FULL recovery. He now runs everywhere instead of walking and likes to "sneak attack" on us all the time. And he is so loveable. Ya know...I think he knows we saved him.

Jesse Rene' Bell
Claremore, OK
Zone 6


From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT.. cat post
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 20:36:14 -0500

What a shame you don't get to enjoy the company of cats....on the other hand
mine have been bugging me all day. It's hard to get anything done with a
cat in your lap or myowing at you, or walking in front of you. Don't know
what has gotten into them.

Kitty

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2003 6:51 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT.. cat post


> I have to agree with you Cathy. I think it shows a blatant disregard for
> life in general and I have no use for someone who can so easily dispatch
> dogs, cats or what-have-you. It is cruel toward the pet owner whose pet
has
> been taken, tortured or killed as well. I will not trust anyone who can
do
> such things as though it were some sort of macabre sport. UGH! (And I'm
> highly allergic to cats! Eyes swell shut, asthma acts up--have trouble
> breathing, etc., runs into bronchitis within a week and at least $150 in
> medical costs. I tend to avoid our lithe feline friends, but not because
I
> don't think they are neat animals.)
>
> Blessings,
>
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of cathy carpenter
> Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 10:52 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT.. cat post
>
> The cruelty of some "people" is amazing. On a recent trip to rural
> Wisconsin, we heard of a local man who "hated cats". He shot every one
> he could and hung the bodies in trees by their tails. Made me sick.
> Cathy
> On Thursday, October 23, 2003, at 09:36 AM, kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:
>
> > Donna,
> > From the way that was written, Yahoo seems to think it is funny or
> > strange (why would anyone steal cats?), but they don't seem to realize
> > why. There are all sorts of reasons someone would steal cats - none of
> > them good.
> >
> >
> > In the past cats were frequently stolen to be sold for high school
> > biology experiments. Most of this now takes place in Mexico and are
> > shipped up here. Since this took place in PA, it's probably not for
> > that
> > purpose.
> >
> >
> > Cats and dogs have been stolen to be sold to labs for experimentation.
> > These labs usually buy from breeders, but sometimes they don't ask
> > questions. Pets are stolen and end up as experiments. Possibly someone
> > who needed the money stole the cats for resale.
> >
> >
> > Cats are frequently the focus of torment by youngsters and teenagers. I
> > wouldn't put it past some unsupervised teens to break into a shelter to
> > obtain victims.
> >
> >
> > Lastly, something occurred to me on a semi-positive note. Locally, a
> > new
> > law has been instigated limiting all households to no more than 7 cats
> > and dogs. It has a lot of people upset. It's possible that in PA they
> > have a similar law and these cats were confiscated. Then someone broke
> > in to rescue them rahter than allow them to be euthanized.
> >
> >
> > I love cats; too bad a lot of people don't.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> >
> >
> >> Happened to run across this story in my morning news.... since many
> >> on this list
> >> are cat folks....
> >>
> >> Donna
> >>
> >> Cat Burglar Actually Steals Cats
> >> Wed Oct 22, 8:08 AM ET Add Strange News - AP to My Yahoo!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> HUMMELS WHARF, Pa. - Talk about a cat burglar! Police in Synder
> >> County,
> >> Pennsylvania, are looking for someone who's stealing cats.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Police aren't pussy-footing around. They say the cat-snatcher took
> >> seven felines
> >> from a shelter in Monroe Township.
> >>
> >>
> >> The cat burglar apparently struck early Saturday morning. Authorities
> >> hope someone will call with information so they can scratch-up some
> >> evidence about the thief
> >>
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