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11/26/09 6:15 P

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Thank you everyone for your suggestions.

Bramble's OK most of the time - not much in the way of company (completely antisocial, hates to be handled/petted/stroked), but not too much of a nuisance, in that she's fairly self-sufficient and only needs fed and watered twice a day. Usually she chooses to stay out in all weathers, but she's 16 now and I think the cold is starting to get to her. She can come and go as she pleases (within reason), I just wish that she'd not ask to get out at 3am when I'm in a deep sleep.

I have no desire to harm her (most of the time) and, apart from stepping on her paw once in the dark (she's black, I didn't see her), I've never hurt her. However she acts like an abused animal and cowers when you try to pet her and runs away from things like rustly bags and the oven door. My mother used to live with me, so she may well have done things to the cat that I'm unaware of (she's not a nice woman), so that could account for her behaviour. Whatever the reason, I don't think she's going to change now and I guess I just have to put up with her strange ways.

That being said, I'm not averse to leaving her out overnight if she tries my patience, but that's usually her choice rather than something I impose on her. I'd feel too guilty if anything happened to her now that she's an old dear.


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11/26/09 2:51 P

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Hey, any chance on LEAVING her outside if she likes it out there so much? I mean, at least most of the time, esp. at night??!!


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11/26/09 8:47 A

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good story...



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11/25/09 11:18 P

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The following is a true story and it was not 'a friend of mine' that did it... IT WAS ME!!!

I had a friend and employee that had a huge,crazy and bloody dangerous cat. Her (of course...) name was 'PUSHKIN"
Well, she kept coming to work with every other day a new 'tattoo' her precious pushkin planted on her.
The ones on her face happened while she was sleeping.

I'd had enough of this insane situation.
She was terrified of this cat.
So, I talked to her, and we agreed I'd take the house key, and take the bloody cat away when she was going away for the weekend a few weeks later.

I had not really taken any notice of the cat when I was at her place and could really not remember how big the cat was, I reckon it was probably outside when I was around.

The morning of the 'catnapping' I did decide to take another friend.. well, you know for some mental support and all... emoticon

One thing needs to be said, my friend went away for the weekend, and arranged for the neighbour to feed the monster, but failed to mention 'I' was coming in to catnap this monstrosity.

So... parked the car, which in a small community gets noticed by... well everyone within a 1km radius.

Entered the house, did I mention again while the owner was on a weekend away?

On a mission in this two story house, to find the 'lioness king'

We did, and I tried to get it to come closer, and well you know.. be friendly.
And to my amazement... she was.... friendly that is.
Stroking my leg, from left to right and back again....
I braced myself for the terrible attack that was coming.
But... it didn't.
PUSHKIN was adorable!!!

I had phoned the vet, to explain the situation, the plan, and agreed on a catanitarian way to relief the world from this cat.

We managed to get the cat in the carrier we brought along, she quite happily followed the food into the back of the carrier.

We went through he frontdoor, locked it behind us and just as we proceeded to take the cat to the car, the neighbour came dashing out of her house.

The poor woman was terrified, and totally confused. I had to calm her down and explain the situation a few more times then I expected.

We managed to take the cat and move on along her ' green mile'

On the way though, we started talking, how strange it was this cat was so affectionate towards us, and how the attack we expected (I'd even brought my first aid kit) never came.
Sure enough, we started to doubt if we were actually doing the right thing.

As we arrived at the vet,planted the cat on the counter, we explained everything that had happened.
well... we left the neighbour out ;)

As a team, ready to pounce like the crocodile hunter, we decided to let her out of the carrier.

And behold, she was gorgeous and affectionate. Huge and frightening.... but happy to please and be pleased.

The whole plan was canned, and an add was placed on the desk if there was anyone brave enough to give 'oll PUSHKIN a chance.

Within a week I received a call that some farmers from out of town had taken their dog to the vet, and after some amazing cuddles with PUSHKIN they decided to adopt her in the farm family.

It was a great thing as my friend felt so much better knowing the cat was well and happy.

that day I really decided, that even human and animals can sometimes just 'not get along'

You know, that's life, you meet people and some you like instantly and some ... well, you just don't.

So you decide, maybe it's true and an animal can just 'not click' with a certain person...

In the end, everything turned out great.....

So before you pull out your shotgun,there might be someone out there for scotts lass pushkin as well...

I tell you, in my life...
never a boring moment ;)

Dutchie

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11/25/09 12:37 P

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Chris -- I have three cats, and though I'd rather cut off my own arm than to hurt a cat (or any animal!), I DO understand that "urge" when they do that sort of thing. But I do feel for Bramble -- the bladder must have been ready to explode.

Cats? Humble? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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11/24/09 9:00 P

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I'm not for killing the "cat" as I have one, but wouldn't mind tormenting him some, to make him humble! Yea right! LOL



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11/24/09 2:04 P

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Perhaps Jerry the Mouse can help, too! Not sure that he's good at actually killing, but he can torment cats with the best of them (as he does Tom the Cat) . . .Payback's a b_tch (or a mouse in this case!). emoticon

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11/24/09 1:50 P

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Maybe Wylie Coyote could help. Hopefully he's gotten better at that since he's had so much time to practice on the Road Runner.


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November 24, 2009

After reading her blog this morning, I thought it only fair that we help her "kill" her cat. So this topic is for creative ways to help her with this problem. Remember, these are just suggestions and for therapy only.

I would suggest she buy a tweety-bird, they seem pretty adept at taking care of bad ole putti-cats.

Edited by: VEMAN1 at: 11/24/2009 (10:09)
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