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london-uk
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Posted: 2007-03-20 00:44
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Never had a cat myself, but one of my neighbours has two black cats. They never go out (which I find a bit cruel, but have been told by other cat owners that it's quite common for people to have house cats who never go out !?!). The other day my neighbour had left the door open, and one of the cats walked outside and basically freaked out. It didn't know what to do, it was just walking around meowing, and then it went back inside. wtf!

Am I the only one to think that having a cat confined to a flat all the time (literally for its whole life) is a bit cruel, or am I off the mark? [addsig]
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Posted: 2007-03-20 00:45
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I was planning in gettin' me one some years past . . . but after havin' seen my neighbor's CAT, eat . . . I suddenly changed my plans

The CAT itself has a striking-resemblance to this one:

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Posted: 2007-03-20 03:26
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On 2007-03-20 00:44:46, london-uk wrote:
Never had a cat myself, but one of my neighbours has two black cats. They never go out (which I find a bit cruel, but have been told by other cat owners that it's quite common for people to have house cats who never go out !?!). The other day my neighbour had left the door open, and one of the cats walked outside and basically freaked out. It didn't know what to do, it was just walking around meowing, and then it went back inside. wtf!

Am I the only one to think that having a cat confined to a flat all the time (literally for its whole life) is a bit cruel, or am I off the mark?



it is a little bit cruel maybe you should report the neighbour to the RSPCA!
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Posted: 2007-03-20 04:35
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Looks like one of the fat cats everybody is talking about.
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Posted: 2007-03-20 12:43
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When a cat hasn't ever been out, she doesn't know better and doesn't miss anything.
In cities, there's too much traffic, when a cat gets out, she'll sooner or later get killed in an accident.
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Posted: 2007-03-20 14:48
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On 2007-03-20 00:45:45, *Jojo* wrote:
I was planning in gettin' me one some years past . . . but after havin' seen my neighbor's CAT, eat . . . I suddenly changed my plans

The CAT itself has a striking-resemblance to this one:





omg. look at the size of that. lol must be edited huh?
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Posted: 2007-03-20 16:46
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Don't think it is. It's just a very obese cat - a sad reflection on the owners who apparently don't seem to care that it's dangerously overweight.
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Posted: 2007-04-13 07:16
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Is that cat for real? That is cat abuse.
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Posted: 2007-04-20 14:50
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Jeez, how many tins of Felix does it take to get a cat that big?

Its a wonder it can lick its own bum-hole the poor thing.
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Posted: 2007-04-20 14:56
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Don't own one, but a pet one hangs around... love to feed it...
just delivered a kitten a couple of days ago...
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Posted: 2007-04-20 16:05
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It's not cruel for the cats to stay indoors, some cats just don't like being outside!

A friend of mine has a cat that only goes out in the evening, she's a nurse so she isn't home through the day. He likes having the house to himself to just mooch about in a cat like fashion.

Get a cat and as long as he has a litter try, he'll be fine to just go out at night!
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Posted: 2007-04-20 16:27
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On 2007-03-20 03:26:05, miss uk wrote:

On 2007-03-20 00:44:46, london-uk wrote:
Never had a cat myself, but one of my neighbours has two black cats. They never go out (which I find a bit cruel, but have been told by other cat owners that it's quite common for people to have house cats who never go out !?!). The other day my neighbour had left the door open, and one of the cats walked outside and basically freaked out. It didn't know what to do, it was just walking around meowing, and then it went back inside. wtf!

Am I the only one to think that having a cat confined to a flat all the time (literally for its whole life) is a bit cruel, or am I off the mark?



it is a little bit cruel maybe you should report the neighbour to the RSPCA!


There obviously house cats meaning the obvious.....

We have a house cat, she's called Thia and is a pedigree ragdoll. Paid 350 but worth every penny. She goes out in the back garden and is happy enough but we have to keep a close eye though she has no intention of running off. If she ever did get out i can imagine she would panic to death and come back, thats before someone would pick her up and nick her! As she stands out a mile...

Here's a pic....



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Posted: 2007-04-20 16:31
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Awww, she is beautiful.

My cat fell out of the window the other day. From the second floor.

If it wasn't for a neighbour taking her in I don't know what would have happened her.
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Posted: 2007-04-20 16:35
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Wow what a gorgeous cat! My cat Smudge loves the outdoors, but his sister, before she died, much preferred being inside!
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Posted: 2007-04-20 17:34
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On 2007-04-20 16:31:55, goldenface wrote:
Awww, she is beautiful.

My cat fell out of the window the other day. From the second floor.

If it wasn't for a neighbour taking her in I don't know what would have happened her.

no damage, I hope? One of my cats was hit by a car 1 1/2 yrs ago - pelvis and hips broken in 6 places, tail ripped off, etc... Was hiding for 2 days just off the road under some dead branches until we found her eventually - couldn't walk obviously, so it's still a mystery how she managed to get there... 2 operations, 8 srews'n'nails, 6 weeks peeing blood, and after 2months she jumped around again as if nothing ever happened (oh, she really hates cars now! good!)... Amazing what some of them take... My old friend itchy had to be x-rayed one day for his lungs, and just so they discovered 15 shotgun pellets all over his body!!! We spent a lot of time with him - he never ever showed any problems!!! And than there's a stray who moved in with us.. She stumbles over a match and is sick for 2 days a very cute softie...how she survived about a year in the wild I have no idea... it's amazing how individual they all are! [addsig]
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