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Offline Rzrwyre

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Virtual Killing Machines!
« on: August 09, 2012, 10:50:37 AM »
Yes!  Check out the article (I love the photo of the kitty with the "bad cat" look going on!)  I love that they had to rely on a "study" to tell them that some obligate carnivore might be a "virtual killing machine!"   :yelcutelaugh:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C08%5C09%5Cstory_9-8-2012_pg9_1

Of course this is also until they get old enough that they look at you like, "new toy?  Oh, geez, thanks!"

Being indoor cats (since a was a small kid), they had to settle for good bugs, mice (where we had them) and of course, trying to kill the lazer toys! 

 ;D - Raaz.

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Re: Virtual Killing Machines!
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 01:07:00 PM »
Aaaand that's why if I ever have any kitties, they will be indoor only. Letting cats go outside causes way too much harm to wildlife.  :-\


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Re: Virtual Killing Machines!
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012, 04:29:09 PM »
Aaaand that's why if I ever have any kitties, they will be indoor only. Letting cats go outside causes way too much harm to wildlife.  :-\

Well, I know their introduction to Austrailia has been a big problem, maybe less in the USA, not sure but I assume other places. 

I've never had a cat who (even in their earlier years) minded too much being inside...minus the one who would break out and smack down the dobermans next door.  (Quite the stinker!)

I may be outdated on statistics, but I think the average age of kitties who go outdoors are about 1-2 years, and average indoor only is about 14 years or more.  And cats sleep so much of the time, normally, the only time they ever got annoyed was when we left them for more than a day or two.  Usually they are sleeping, eating, pooping or peeing, and need some stimulation now and then!  (I refused one apartment because there was no good "picture window" to watch either the trees blowing, the critters, or traffic going by!  People were NOT happy with me!)

I'd always love it when I'd leave for hours, and kitty is in the same darned place as before.  (Of course walking all over my face at night...do doubt!)

 :cheeky: - Raaz.

Have add, though, that a well fed indoor kitty can be a little..."cruel?" my boy would get tired with the mice and just smack down his paw on them to keep them around while he rested...and when done, let them go.   :doh:
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