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    I was surprised to read that the ancient Greeks had cats around them but seemed to not keep them as pets (at least no one seems to have mentioned the practice).

    Then I came across an ancient  Greek saying, which I don't recall exactly, but the point was that a lover can kind find his way into a house like a cat can find its way into a kitchen.

    Which leads me to believe the problem with keeping cats as pets may have been related to the problem of keeping cats confined when houses had more openings and opportunities for escape.

    It reminds me of my grandpa's dairy farm. There were always cats around, and grandpa gave them a pan of milk at each milking, but none of the cats had names, and none were in the house.

    By the way, the cats that city folk dumped from their cars soon enough disappeared, or were found as casualties of one sort or another.

    "I wonder why Congress again in a new poll out today--11% approval rating. (It's) because they don't work for us. They work for the sons-of-bitches who pay them." Cenk Uygur

    by Dave in Columbus on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 08:27:09 AM PDT

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