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Vanishing Cat Sign.

By Pommy bastard - 2 May 2009 61

On a trip to Cook shops yesterday, I checked as  always do, the “local notice board”. It’s a source of bargains, and not a few lunatic services/ courses /get rich quick schemes. (“Knit your own feng-shui garlic dream-catchers, make $$$$!”).

However one notice was rather astonishing. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera with me, so I couldn’t take a shot.

I’ve just been down there with my camera, and a hang-over, but the sign has gone. The polt thickens!!

It was printed on an inkjet printer, properly capitalised and punctuated, (the first things to look for when spotting the…less hinged…posters work). To the best of my memory ability,  it read;

Do you own a cat in Cook?

Then you’d better learn how to keep it in your yard or your house, especially at night.

 Otherwise you may not have it at the end of 2009!

Several things about it puzzled me;

a) Is it a threat or an alert?

b) Was it aimed at the whole cat owning community, or an individual?

c) Why the long time scale, why not; “by the end of May!”?

d) Why no phone number, or contact details, for further information?

e) Will there be a new notice at the end of 2009, advertising “genuine cat skin gloves cheap”?

What’s Your opinion?


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61 Responses to
Vanishing Cat Sign.
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toriness 9:01 am
03 May 09
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i find cat-haters a really oddball bunch of people, probably sitting somewhere on the serial killer scale.

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Anna Key 9:10 am
03 May 09
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Not sure if it is ignorance or arrogance to describe some cat owners. Our yard has become bit of a gathering for about 4 cats. No idea who the owners are, but they look like pets rather than strays. And the only solution is for me to hire a cage, give it to the RSPCA who can then return it to the owner. And then start all over again.

why should all steps to keep my garden free of other people’s cats be done at my expense

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astrojax 9:37 am
03 May 09
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if it is a true ‘scale’, toriness, then everyone fits on your serial killer scale. personally, the ‘totally isn’t one’ is the end for me…

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Lenient 10:00 am
03 May 09
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Feline Influenza. That’s F-E-L-I-N-E Influenza.

H-U-M-A-N-S c-a-n-‘-t c-a-t-c-h f–e–l–i–n–e i-n-f-l-u-e-n-z-a

But cats should be kept inside and only taken out on a harness. I have cats, but walk them on lead and have built a meshed outdoor structure for them. Cat breeding should outlawed as there too many cats. People that don’t desex cats should be desexed themselves. Australian natives would make better pets for australia, I’d have a diprotodon.

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Thumper 10:06 am
03 May 09
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I’d love to have a quoll.

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ant 11:15 am
03 May 09
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I’ve got heaps of roos but they don’t come when they’re called. And a cocky has adopted me, he sits on the railing outside and follows me around the house, looking in through the window.

Landowners have had the right to shoot any dog they see wandering on their land, as a dog can destroy livestock, or form a pack with other wandering dogs and do even more damage. We’ve just had new people move into the district, and sure enough, there’s a fat dog wandering around in the morning.

I believe the law was recently amended to allow landowners to shoot wandering cats on their land also, if they believed the cat was likely to cause menace to desirable wildlife or livestock (poultry etc).

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arescarti42 11:18 am
03 May 09
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Hells_Bells74 said :

So many people don’t get it.. The ‘ replaces the missing letter. Where did people get fancy and forget to tell students and beyond this?

Ah heck. At least Pandy tried to punctuate. It seems slightly better than not punctuating at all.

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gp 12:15 pm
03 May 09
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It’s the owner of the large brown dog that jumps over my fence and attacks my chooks inside their run that will find their dog rather sick after eating some rat poison. I can’t let my daughters out before I check the yard for this monster of a dog.

Kambah, Sulwood Drive, big brown dog… lock it up or I will be sending it the way of the cats.. The restaurant down the road :-)

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Pommy bastard 12:56 pm
03 May 09
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Lenient said :

Australian natives would make better pets for australia, I’d have a diprotodon.

MAN! Could that statement be missinterpreted or what!!

(As I did on first reading…)

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monomania 1:57 pm
03 May 09
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toriness said :

i find cat-haters a really oddball bunch of people, probably sitting somewhere on the serial killer scale.

Hating is one thing. It’s when they start torturing them such as pulling out their claws.

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hetzjagd1 2:13 pm
03 May 09
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vg said :

hetzjagd1 said :

Cats are outdoor animals and par for the course of suburbia. No sympathy for kid’s sand pits (keep them covered) or poultry here

Put your cat in my kid’s sandpit…..see how long it lasts

I don’t own a cat. Regardless, what are you suggesting would be the consequence?

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The_Baron 3:13 pm
03 May 09
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WTF, why is Cat crap in sand pits such a recurring theme here?

Seriously, how many people have sand pits!?

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Fisho 3:28 pm
03 May 09
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toriness said :

i find cat-haters a really oddball bunch of people, probably sitting somewhere on the serial killer scale.

Cat owners are nothing more than serial-killers-by-proxy. The damage so called ‘domesticated’ cats do is phenomenal. Cats should be caged or killed.

Just spent a very enjoyable weekend fishing, on the way back to base of a night we paddock bashed about and squished a few feral cats and rabbits.

Overall, reminds me of this: http://www.collegehumor.com/picture:131215

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Fisho 3:31 pm
03 May 09
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Thumper said :

I’d love to have a quoll.

+1

That or a long necked turtle.

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hetzjagd1 5:57 pm
03 May 09
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Fisho said :

Cat owners are nothing more than serial-killers-by-proxy. The damage so called ‘domesticated’ cats do is phenomenal.

What damage are you referring to exactly? Just the killing of birds?

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