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  •  High School history (2+ / 0-)
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    Khun David, flowerfarmer

    is where I learned that. People were killing off the cats out of fear of witchcraft. This allowed the rat population to flourish and spread the plauge. It is considered an historical fact.

    I would never keep my cat from going outside I consider it unnatural and cruel.

    A bell will warn the birds but rodents don't seem to make the connection.

    It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is not what he has -Henry Ward Beecher

    by PSWaterspirit on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 09:15:39 PM PST

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    •  it's also cruel & unnatural to expect a cat to (1+ / 0-)
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      badscience

      face down a semi-truck and come out on top. smartest cat my DH ever had couldn't manage it. Ave, Fafnir gereksbane!

      "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

      by chimene on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 12:00:10 AM PST

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      •  I live on 80 acres (0+ / 0-)

        nearest pavement is over a mile away. Does't really apply here.

         My cat likes to hang out with the chickens she lays in the sun while they scratch in the dirt around her. She seems to be an accepted member of the flock, so much so that they run to meet her when she comes outside in the morning.

        I just trust my animals, I do not think of them as children but intelligent creatues who are probably my equal their intelligence has just evolved differently.  My animals have all lived a very very long time. My last cat was 20.

        It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is not what he has -Henry Ward Beecher

        by PSWaterspirit on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 09:58:12 AM PST

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