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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.
GardeningGirl 5:48 pm 02 May 09

I love cats but I also love gardening (bet ya didn’t expect that) and it’s not just sandpits that are a problem. Are we supposed to cover everything because someone down the street is a supposed cat-lover but doesn’t consider a catrun a worthwhile investment? Here’s a word to pay attention to . . . toxoplasmosis.

BerraBoy68 4:36 pm 02 May 09

I inadvertently deleted a whole section of my previous by mistake, sorry. It should have read:

I love cats, particularly with a nice pepper sauce and Cab. Sav.

Seriously though, I’ve owned a few cats and like them. I prefer they stay indoors as I hate cat crap in sandpits and dead birds, then again, my dog has killed a few birds in years past too. If I have a problem with a neighbours animal I approach the owner. Taking some ‘shotgun’ warning approach at the shops, as proposed by VY at post #1, is a bit lame and may end up with no result.

BerraBoy68 4:33 pm 02 May 09

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

I love cats, particularly with a nice pepper sauce and Cab. Sav.

Seriously though, I’ve owned a few cats and like them. I prefer they (then my dog has killed a few birds in years past too). If i have a problem with a neighbours animal I approach the owner. Taking some ‘shotgun’ warning approach at the shops, as proposed by VY at post #1, is a bit lame and may end up with no result.

Pesty 4:20 pm 02 May 09

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

how ignorant

trevar 4:10 pm 02 May 09

Thickened polts are my favourite kind.

hetzjagd1 4:02 pm 02 May 09

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

Pandy 3:59 pm 02 May 09

I wanted to see which anal retentives would pick the mistake.

Hook-Line-Sinker

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 3:41 pm 02 May 09

Ye’h.

Hells_Bells74 3:29 pm 02 May 09

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?

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:48 pm 02 May 09

Wow pandy – you got to use that nugget of a post twice. I hope you used cut and paste the second time. I’d hate to think you don’t know how to punctuate “aren’t”.

el 2:24 pm 02 May 09

No.

Pandy 2:22 pm 02 May 09

Are’nt cats supposed to be caged these days?

54-11 2:18 pm 02 May 09

Wandering cats at night are a pain in the ar$e (crapping in kids sandpits etc), a threat to wildlife, and show a complete lack of responsibility by cat owners.

Pommy bastard 2:04 pm 02 May 09

Oh dear. It’s the “plot” which has thickened, not the “polt”.

Mea culpa.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 2:04 pm 02 May 09

Sounds to me like a chickenshit attempt to deal with a local cat, rather than either:
a) Speaking with the owners, if known; or
b) Getting a cat trap from the RSPCA and returning both trap AND animal.

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