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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I saw a news report last night where a cat who attacked or bite people. The slave was sentenced to community service and the master restricted to living indoors.

All my masters are not allowed outside because we don't want them hurt. We have also seen reports that cats who are kept indoors live much longer.

Charlie (the three legged master) had been snared and lost a leg as a result.
Laptop, Shadow Ram, Sterling and Laptop were all rescued from the same farm because of the loss rate of masters to dogs etc.
post #2 of 20
That news was part of the crawl on this morning's Good Morning America.
post #3 of 20
Dunno if this belongs IMHO or not.. Anyway, I have been following this story sorta close b/c it's close to where I live... I guess the lady lives in a condo complex, and this cat is much happier going out, but apparently has a little problem with biting people.. So she got arrested b/c she knew the cat is aggresive but let him out anyway. She applied for a program in CT that is for first time offenders.. Basically if you don't get in trouble again and do what the judge asks your case is dismissed after a period of time. At first the victim in the case wanted the cat euthanized as a condition of the program, which the owner would not agree to, even though she could end up with a record. Eventually the judge ruled that the cat HAS to stay inside and if she gets caught letting it out again she will have violated her probation... I guess the cat has seemed depressed since and has put on weight.

Anway if it is right or not to let your cats out is a whole other debate. Personally I think I would be pretty upset if something happened to mine. Whether or not she should have let the cat out knowing it bites is another debate.
post #4 of 20
Sounds like Mr Kitty would be happier in another home, where he can roam around. Poor thing.
post #5 of 20
If the cat is so depressed, the lady should get him another companion.

My Basil gets really depressed if he is not let out. We finally figured out that's because of his deep love of munching on my neighbor's garden. Apparently some cats can get depressed without enough greens in their diet.

In the wild, cats eat the intestines of herbivores first to get to the half-digested grass.
post #6 of 20
I think his owner is irresponsible for allowing her cat outside, after it attacked people. I mean, really. The cat deserves to have a long happy life indoors, esp since it's only a matter of time before a fed-up neighbor does something cruel to poor lewis or his owner. Just MHO.

If you'd like to see many many opinions on it do a search for Lewis the cat and see what people have said before, we've had some pretty lengthy discussions on it and several threads have been merged.

Shengmei- you can buy four separate kinds of cat grass in a cute little window planter for less than 10$ and save yourself the worry of wondering how many nasty chemicals and such your neighbor puts in her garden, save her the frustration of your cat eating her yard, and keep your cat safer!
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
Shengmei- you can buy four separate kinds of cat grass in a cute little window planter for less than 10$ and save yourself the worry of wondering how many nasty chemicals and such your neighbor puts in her garden, save her the frustration of your cat eating her yard, and keep your cat safer!
Oh I do that already.

I am just constantly amazed by people who complain about cats eating houseplants without realizing how important it is for cats to eat greens.
post #8 of 20
Alright...so Why in the world am I the only one who doesnt understand?

lol..for real now, I honestly can NOT say I understand the first post. Somebosy please help me.
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by lilleah
Alright...so Why in the world am I the only one who doesnt understand?

lol..for real now, I honestly can NOT say I understand the first post. Somebosy please help me.
Cats are the msters and we are their slaves
post #10 of 20
He does have other kitty friends at home according to the last article I read.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom

Shengmei- you can buy four separate kinds of cat grass in a cute little window planter for less than 10$ and save yourself the worry of wondering how many nasty chemicals and such your neighbor puts in her garden, save her the frustration of your cat eating her yard, and keep your cat safer!
I knew you could buy one kind of cat grass, what others are there????
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by lilleah
Alright...so Why in the world am I the only one who doesnt understand?

lol..for real now, I honestly can NOT say I understand the first post. Somebosy please help me.
Don't feel bad. I didn't understand either.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by lilleah
Alright...so Why in the world am I the only one who doesnt understand?

lol..for real now, I honestly can NOT say I understand the first post. Somebosy please help me.
Leah, when I was reading it I was like "huh? what? I don't get it?" I had to re-read it twice, then I thought I got it, and then the others confirmed it!
post #14 of 20
Yes, I've read it a million times. And I now (thank you katie) get the part of the masters and slaves, but I just cant get the sense out of the story that was originally posted. Maybe it's time for me to exit this one. lol.
post #15 of 20
I had to go back and reread to see what you guys were talking about not understanding! Apparently when I read slave, and master I just automatically assigned the meaing in my head to cat and owner... I really am a trained slave!
post #16 of 20
(hijack...) The four kinds of cat grass are rye, barley, oat and wheat grasses. Most "cat grass" sold as such contains a mixture of these, but I really like one the drsfosterandsmith.com sells with each of the four kinds separate.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by jugen
I knew you could buy one kind of cat grass, what others are there????
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2002+113206

wheat grass, rye, oat, and barley

ETA: Apparently Zissou's Mom and I posted at the same time. Great minds think alike indeed.
post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
I have a total of 5 masters, 1 bird and 1 dog.

Three of us are slaves to all. %^)
post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 
I must apologize to all the new folks here that don't understand the master/slave relationship that most of us use. I will endevor to provide explainations of posts in the future to relieve the misunderstandings. %^)
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by white cat lover
Don't feel bad. I didn't understand either.
Hmmm neither do I and I have been a member of this site for what? three years.
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