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I Can't Stop Pulling a Face

I'm on the phone with the Pirate, checking in to see how his morning went. We had the carpets cleaned on Tuesday and the hallway still isn't dry...

"Hey, I gotta go. The cat's killed a bird," the Pirate says in a panic.
"Really?" I am sort of happy about this, not realizing that he would ever be able to hunt, being a formerly indoor-only cat.
"Gotta go! It's here in the living room - with no head."

And now I'm making that face and I can't stop. If, when I get home, I can still tell where it was, I'm going to be both cross and grossed out.


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Mar. 11th, 2004 11:42 am (UTC)
Re: silly question
He was totally serious. He was making all sorts of gakky noises too.

I think that the "funeral" consisted of using about twelve plastic bags, tongs and oven mitts to pick the thing up and put it in the trash, and then telling the cat what a good boy he is.

And now we're laughing hysterically over it. Seriously, this is the new cat, the one who had never been outside and who always seemed like he wanted to hunt, but just wasn't sure what he was doing. Apparently, he's figured it out. I'm just hoping that his little kitty brain isn't thinking "These poor people never have anything good to eat. I guess it's up to me to catch them some real food!"
Mar. 11th, 2004 01:21 pm (UTC)
This is funny, but at the same time sad.

Maybe its because I am more of a dog person, but I am completely against urban and suburban cats running free outside. They have devestated the lizard and salamander population in this area and have you noticed there are no more quail? Not that cats are to blame for following their instincts, and I can understand the sympathy for cats seen sitting wistfully on windowsills. Just don't forget the leash law applies to ALL pets, not just dogs :-)
Mar. 11th, 2004 03:21 pm (UTC)
I have less of a problem with the whole "cat" thing, because the cats that do the damage are not the ones who have homes to go to. Ours, for instance, would not consider for an instant setting foot outside our backyard.

The cats that disturb me are the ones who were left behind by people who moved and just decided to leave their poor cat, or people whose cat has kittens (because they're too ignorant/lazy/cheap to have it spayed) and they just "throw away" an entire litter of kittens who don't die. They're the ones who are eating the wildlife because that's all they have to eat. And they're getting sick and wounded from living outdoors all the time and ending up in shelters where they're unadoptable because they're not socialized and then they have to be put to sleep. All because someone wanted a cute little kitten one day and acted before thinking it through.

Okay...I'm getting off my soapbox now...
Mar. 11th, 2004 05:13 pm (UTC)
Yep, yep, I'm totally with you on this one. There are definitely degrees...The closest thing I ever had to a cat was a stray someone dumped at the ranch where I kept my 4-H livestock. We had the poor thing fixed and got it it's shots and made sure it had water.
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