Cats are cruel

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    Jun 21, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    My host's cat brought this live kangaroo rat from the field. The cat "played" with it for like an hour before it finally died. He'd let it go, chase after it, easily catch it again (it was already badly wounded), and then start over. I wanted to just kill the poor little thing and put it out of its misery, but it's not my house, and my host was unfazed... icon_sad.gif

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    Jun 21, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    LOL! That's pretty much what every cat does.
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    Jun 21, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    It was probably going to present the rat to its owner as a gift. It seems this is a common behavior with cats. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 21, 2012 3:02 AM GMT
    19c79 saidMy host's cat brought this live kangaroo rat from the field. The cat "played" with it for like an hour before it finally died. He'd let it go, chase after it, easily catch it again (it was already badly wounded), and then start over. I wanted to just kill the poor little thing and put it out of its misery, but it's not my house, and my host was unfazed... icon_sad.gif

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    Did you know that domestic house cats are the #1 hunters in the cat family?...even better than lions, tigers, etc...
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    Jun 21, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    xrichx saidIt was probably going to present the rat to its owner as a gift. It seems this is a common behavior with cats. icon_neutral.gif


    Dogs do the same, although I think cats spend more time playing/torturing their prey before finally giving it up icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 21, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
    Yeah, I grew up with outdoor cats, in the desert no less. This is something I'm used to seeing. Even watched the Discovery Channel Nature Series a lot. Love the wild animals in their natural states of being. You must be from the city, huh? This is a natural aspect of Life, outside of Human Altered Living. I'm sorry this sort of thing bothered you. But, all animals are capable of this, and for the most part made like this. Every fish in the sea, will eat a smaller fish.
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    Jun 21, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    JoyfullyRandom saidYeah, I grew up with outdoor cats, in the desert no less. This is something I'm used to seeing. Even watched the Discovery Channel Nature Series a lot. Love the wild animals in their natural states of being. You must be from the city, huh? This is a natural aspect of Life, outside of Human Altered Living. I'm sorry this sort of thing bothered you. But, all animals are capable of this, and for the most part made like this. Every fish in the sea, will eat a smaller fish.

    Very much a city boy, but yeah, I know, it's normal. It doesn't upset me... I just thought, since it was within our power to do so, we should have just euthanized the rat and save it an hour of agony.
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    Jun 21, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    That's how they practice how to hunt. They let it go and catch it again. If the cat had been really hungry, it would have just eaten it.
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    Jun 21, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    That must be a Serbian cat. A Croatian cat would have cuddled with it.
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    Jun 21, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
    19c79 saidMy host's cat brought this live kangaroo rat from the field. The cat "played" with it for like an hour before it finally died. He'd let it go, chase after it, easily catch it again (it was already badly wounded), and then start over. I wanted to just kill the poor little thing and put it out of its misery, but it's not my house, and my host was unfazed... icon_sad.gif

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    You're starting to understand part of the reason I question a "loving" god. There's no way the "food chain" could have been created by anything that resembles love. icon_wink.gif

    Sorry for the threadjack. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 21, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
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    19c79 saidMy host's cat brought this live kangaroo rat from the field. The cat "played" with it for like an hour before it finally died. He'd let it go, chase after it, easily catch it again (it was already badly wounded), and then start over. I wanted to just kill the poor little thing and put it out of its misery, but it's not my house, and my host was unfazed... icon_sad.gif

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    You're starting to understand part of the reason I question a "loving" god. There's no way the "food chain" could have been created by anything that resembles love. icon_wink.gif

    Sorry for the threadjack. icon_biggrin.gif


    That's because we are currently living in the created by sin, ruled by death, retarded version of heaven.
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    I'll never forget the day when a mouse crawled out onto a sidewalk in front of me, looked right at me, and let out the most horribly sad scream. I could only guess that it got into rat poison my parents had put out. Have you ever heard a mouse scream?
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    No but it made me laughicon_lol.gif
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:57 PM GMT
    they also photobomb dogs. damn cats!!

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    Jun 21, 2012 2:57 PM GMT
    19c79 saidMy host's cat brought this live kangaroo rat from the field. The cat "played" with it for like an hour before it finally died. He'd let it go, chase after it, easily catch it again (it was already badly wounded), and then start over. I wanted to just kill the poor little thing and put it out of its misery, but it's not my house, and my host was unfazed... icon_sad.gif

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    That is a beautiful cat. It is what they do. A couple Weeks ago I saw a hawk grab a duckling from behind a mother duck. The duck didn't like it but it was an easy meal for the hawk.
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    Jun 21, 2012 4:08 PM GMT
    Gmack saidthey also photobomb dogs. damn cats!!

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    That made me laugh.
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    Jun 21, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    My cat back east used to leave the immaculately cleaned squirrel entrails from his night on our front porch. He was a bad-ass hunter.

    I do feel sad for that kangaroo rat, though. It just seem so cruel that he lived in complete terror for that hour with the cat…but it's all part of the animal kingdom…in a concrete backyard icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 21, 2012 4:31 PM GMT
    I LOOOOOOOVE CATS! =)
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    Jun 21, 2012 4:47 PM GMT
    Many humans eat animals and treat them bad (indirectly ) before that. It's the cruel and evil circle of life. :-(. Blame prometheus icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 21, 2012 4:49 PM GMT
    Tino you miss NYC huh??
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    Jun 21, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    xrichx saidIt was probably going to present the rat to its owner as a gift. It seems this is a common behavior with cats. icon_neutral.gif


    Ya this is true and your suppose to praise the cat when they bring it to you as a gift. If they feel you are unsatisfied with it the will bring you a bigger one next time. After I found this out my cat came up to me one night with what I thought was a toy rat from around the house and when I went to grab it I flipped off the bed cuz I saw it was a dead mouse and then I had to try and play it off as if the cat did a good job cuz I didn't want to see him bring back a bigger one lol.
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    Jun 21, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    I once frequented a rural hotel in Pennsylvania where commuters to NYC waited in the lobby for the bus. I usually stayed here while traveling the area because they allowed my poodles and the place had a huge meadow and pond out back on their 50+ acre spread and in the winter I could let them run free without worrying about them diving into the iced over pond to retrieve ducks, which they're bred to do. One icy February morning they ran a five acre beeline to the front of the hotel which they'd never done before and, giving chase, I heard people shrieking. Apparently Mister White Fluffy Showdog had caught the scent of a nest of Mallard ducks which, rather than flying south, had unexpectedly wintered behind a bush next to the lobby entrance. Pouncing on them as if they were his stuffed animals, when I called him off he proudly pranced back to me with one in his mouth and deposited it at my feet. (Talk about your kids embarrassing you in public.) This may have been more of a case of nurture versus nature, but it's still essentially what animals do, even "sissy" ones, yet the caterwauling I got for the sake of the ducks (not for the safety of the loose dogs) was beyond belief. Lucky they didn't see how wracked with guilt my big bad boy looked on the drive home:

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    Jun 21, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    Dj1990 saidThat's because we are currently living in the created by sin, ruled by death, retarded version of heaven.
    Yeah but I've only got 2.5 months left here, then I'll move back to the created-by-drug-lords, ruled by Cubans, party-scene version of Heaven (Miami). icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 21, 2012 6:10 PM GMT
    My cat is all talk. He acts like he's big and tough but when it comes down to it he's just a softy. We had a mouse once and he stared at it but didn't do anything. We eventually caught him and released him outside.
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    Jun 22, 2012 5:19 AM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidTino you miss NYC huh??

    A lot.