Kitty Containment: A global issue

March 14th, 2011 · 102 comments

Greta from Sydney couldn’t help but take notice when her new flatmate affixed no fewer than five pleas for feline containment around their home. Greta’s takeaway? “I don’t think I’m supposed to let the cat out.”

The cat ('Bones') is now here. he has to stay in for at least 2 weeks. IF YOU OPEN ANY DOOR OR WINDOW: MAKE SURE THE CAT CAN'T ESCAPE

DON'T LET THE CAT OUT K,THX

DON'T LET THE CAT OUT


Don't Let the cat out (he's in there)DON'T LET THE CAT OUT

While this plethora of preventative postings might strike some as overkill, Jens from Oman informs us that his flatmate did in fact release his friend Jerry’s cat “while in an intoxicated state.” Though the cat was recovered, a “massive reward” was required, prompting Jerry to place these helpful notes on their front door.

Just in case you are stupid enough not to remember I live here

DO NOT let the cat out when u leave or open this door

Finally, we received this bulletin from Michelle and Guy, spotted at their local postoffice in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Though not actually passive-aggressive, we still felt that it was our civic duty to share this alarming note with our readers.

Attention Cat Owners!

related: I’M A CAT. It’s okay for me to play outside. Seriously.

FILED UNDER: animal welfare · blitzkrieg approach · cats · roommates


102 responses so far ↓

  • #1   TKD

    They should have kept the cat in the bag like normal people. Or at least in a crisper drawer in the fridge.

    Mar 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Hmmmm

      Who let the cat out? …who who who.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm   rating: 38  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   princess

      just when we really needed to put a bird on it…

      Mar 14, 2011 at 6:42 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Nunavut Guy

      Cry havoc,and release the cats of war!

      Mar 14, 2011 at 7:56 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   The Elf

      That analogy doesn’t work well when you consider that the cats are just going to find a sunny spot on the battlefield and settle down for a snooze. So fierce!

      Mar 15, 2011 at 10:50 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   Nunavut Guy

      I suggest that you climb your butt into the lion cage and re-examine that analogy.

      (insert yellow smiley face here)……..can’t figure out how to do them dam smileys.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   The Elf

      Let’s be honest – the lion is also going to find a sunny spot. The lioness on the other hand….. Okay, that analogy works.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   TKD

    On my way to St. Ives I met a man with 7 wives.
    Each wife had 7 sacks.
    Each sack had 7 cats.
    Each cat had 7 kittens.
    Kitten, cats, sacks and wives.

    How many were going to St. Ives?

    Mar 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Splint Chesthair

      Cornwall or Cambridgeshire?

      Mar 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Kate from Iowa

      Oh, how I love asking that when a kid who’s just started algebra classes comes into my office.

      People never actually listen to the thing. Or if they do, they’re so convinced that math is necessary, that they completely miss the answer.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   amazon

      To be fair, the riddle doesn’t specify that the cat hoarding polygamist and his crew aren’t also going to St. Ives.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm   rating: 69  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Clumber

      Laden or unladen ? I am sure that you’re refering only to a European Swallow, though. I mean the African doesn’t even migrate…

      Mar 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm   rating: 42  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   sleeps

      Look, it’s not a question of where he grips it! It’s a simple question of weight ratios!

      Mar 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   Naddie

      1… yourself!

      Mar 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   bezl

      guessin you left off the part about yer 7 wives and der 7 husbands huh for da shame of kittah

      Mar 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   Really?

      Die Hard 3! Die Hard 3! Love!

      Mar 15, 2011 at 10:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.9   Cynta E.

      One unless you overtook them all as you all were on the way to St. Ives…

      Mar 15, 2011 at 4:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.10   Duncan Hill

      @Splint Chesthair

      There is no St Ives in Cambridgeshire, but there is one in Huntingdonshire.

      Apr 1, 2011 at 3:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Alex

    Maybe you shouldn’t keep cats if you can’t ever let them out of your tiny apt. Seriously, that just seems cruel…

    So what if indoor cats live longer, outdoor cats have a life.

    Mar 14, 2011 at 1:27 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Ark

      This argument is soooo several weeks ago.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm   rating: 54  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Clumber

      One of our inside-only cats has become our 13-year old deaf and mostly blind dog’s service kitten. Leads her around, sleeps cuddled up tight with her, eats with her, cleans her sometimes goobery eyes, helps her find her bed, her food dish, whatever as time appropriate. When she “knocks” on the door to come back inside, the kitten runs and gets us. Over the weekend she got herself locked in the guest bathroom and the kitten pestered us until we followed him to “rescue” her. He has not only a life but an occupation.

      So NEENER! >8^P

      Mar 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm   rating: 83  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Alex

      Yeah, your cat has company. How many people living in tiny apts do you know with cats left alone all day? At least get a companion. ;_;
      There’s something a bit sad about going over and seeing a cat that clearly isn’t being played with and is bored out of its skull. I swear some of them weigh more than a toddler too…
      /me has three cats, two dogs, three humans, and several acres of land

      Mar 14, 2011 at 4:45 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   Citrico

      I wish I could let my cat out, but it has the self preservation instincts of something that dies a lot. Its tendency to IMMEDIATELY run under my neighbor’s truck – which is in and out of their driveway all day – makes me leery about the prospect.

      In short, if kitty wouldn’t run directly to big objects that could easily kill her, she’d be outside a lot more.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 5:05 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Lauren

      Clumber, that is positively adorable.

      My cat has the option of going outside. She just never chooses to.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   Lhyzz

      TROLL ALERT.

      Do not feed the troll.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 7:21 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   pony girl

      @ clumber,
      aaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

      Mar 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   clumber

      It is as adorable as it is odd to see in person, I assure you. A few weeks ago kitten ate OldDog’s morning Rimadyl, a pain pill she is on for arthritis. Rimadyl is deathly toxic to cats. He spent 3 days in ICU on 24hrs fluids. OldDog fricking HOWWWWWWLED all 3 days and searched for her kitten. So none of us slept while he was gone.

      All is resolved now, though. Kitten came through fine and his kidneys & liver showed no permanent damage. Twas a hellofa reunion – cleaned each other’s faces for hours. We have also switched away from the chewable Rimadyl to a capsule that we put in OldDog’s throat instead. You can still see the shaved areas for Kitten’s IVs though. Poor Kitten isn’t even a year old yet!

      Someday I just know we’ll have normal pets…

      Mar 15, 2011 at 3:05 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.9   clumber

      Alex 3.3 – None. I know no one whose cats are alone all day, and honestly cats sleep longer than college freshman. Doesn’t take much to keep them entertained for all 2 or 3 of their waking hours… Either cats or college frosh… A little ‘catnip’ a few times a month and they’re good.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 3:09 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.10   Canthz_B bang

      Congrats on the acreage, Alex…but not all apartments are tiny…but then, you’re probably not better than as many people as you think you are, so go figure. ;-)

      Mar 15, 2011 at 8:36 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.11   Lisa

      I’ve tried to let my cats outside. They don’t like it. If I put them out they howl at the door to be let back in.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 11:17 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.12   Meesh

      clumber, I tell myself all the time that someday I’ll have normal pets. I have a dogs that has seizures and a pulmonary stenosis and another dog with head bobbing syndrome.

      The next dog has to be normal.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 11:40 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.13   FeRD bang

      I kinda feel like I’ve met about as many normal pets as I have normal people.

      …Still, it’s good to hope!

      Mar 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   shwo! bang

    Assuming that Stinky has that name for a reason, how could you forget he lives there?

    Mar 14, 2011 at 1:27 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Stinky bang

      It’s impossible to forget that Stinky lives with you.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 7:43 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Mrs.Beasley bang

      I was wondering whether Stinky is actually the cat’s name, or a derisive way of addressing the neglectful roommate.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 8:15 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   Cynta E.

      Maybe it was the opposite of a containment issue… perhaps Stinky or the apartment needed some ventilation… more of a contamination problem… he is adorable, though, he could dutch oven in my bed anytime!

      Mar 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   TickleMyBambo

      In my honest opinion, being named “Stinky” is better for the cats self esteem then being named “Prozac Snowball licker”.. Stinky can get a bath, Prozac, however; There is nothing that can redeem that.

      Apr 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Splint Chesthair

    I can’t even keep my own cat inside and you expect me to prevent yours? Maybe just don’t invite me over. My bastard cat will claw open screens on windows and loves to find hiding places right near the door so whenever it’s opened in the slightest BOOM, like a rocket ship he is.

    Before I get yelled at about dangers for outdoor cats and respecting other peoples properties. Only one of our cats (the 16 pounder, mostly muscle) demands to go outside and our backyard is all farmland so he’s in little danger and he doesn’t bother with the neighbors with such a large play area. The field mice however, they call him Portador de la Muerte.

    Mar 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   wynn

    Does her roomate happen to be 4 years old? The penmanship is horrifying. I think I would just gleefully leave the cat out, then claim I couldn’t read the note.

    Mar 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   shwo! bang

      The dog wrote the notes.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Greta

      This dude prefers typing and gaming and anything that involves a keyboard over pens.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   easily distracted

      shwo, I’m pretty sure the dog’s note would have read, “put teh kat owt.”

      Mar 14, 2011 at 8:32 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   The Elf

      Then why didn’t he type his PA notes?

      Mar 15, 2011 at 9:09 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   AAD

    Anybody else wondering who or what was “in an intoxicated state” when Jerry’s cat got out? The cat, or the flatmate?

    Mar 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Katalin

      the cat of course

      Mar 14, 2011 at 6:37 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   TickleMyBambo

      Stinky pulled an April Fools prank on Flatmate by making the drunk bastard believe that he escaped when really Stinky took the opportunity to help himself into Flatmates room to sleep on his bed and rip up his shoe laces while the stupidly drunk Flatmate tried in vain to find Stinky only to find out the next day, much to his annoyance, that Stinky was well and not lost.. After that, the signs were posted up by a pissed off Flatmate as a April Fools gift to Stinky.

      Apr 1, 2011 at 5:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Managed Hosting

    I’ve heard of the “Crazy Cat Lady” type before, but this passive aggressiveness takes it to an entirely new extreme. Wouldn’t you think if these people were so concerned that they’d lock them in their rooms or something?

    Mar 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Edwina the Defrocked Nun

    awwwwwwwwww….

    (in response to the last note)

    Mar 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Elmo

    I can not understand why people can’t figure out that cats don’t like being on only one side of a door. No matter what side they’re on, they want to be on the other side. The only solution is to always keep them out and put them in the garbage disposal if they sneak in. That way they don’t come back. An In-Sink-Er-Ator will consume all 9 lives at once.

    Mar 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Clumber

      pretty sure that would void the warranty though…

      Mar 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Canthz_B bang

      It would. The warranty clearly states that nothing older than a kitten should be put in there.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 8:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   FeRD bang

      I couldn’t find any language applicable to sink-disposal in the cat’s warranty, tho.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 7:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   People Person

    Something doesn’t add up. If the cat’s name is “Bones” why does the picture say “Stinky”? And if Bones/Stinky is supposedly in Sandy’s room, why is Sandy a/k/a Alex? Answer: There is no cat. There are no flatmates. It’s all in the note-writer’s Beautiful Mind.

    Mar 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Clumber

      Is it, then, actually Schrödinger’s cat??

      Mar 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Katalin

      … getting killed and coming back to live while going in and out of the flat? Koooooool :)

      Mar 14, 2011 at 6:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   clumber

      Shit… you are describing zombie cats. I am about 75.92% certain that is the 2nd horseman of the Apocalypse. Gather your Sheba cans, all, this is going to be a tough ride….

      Mar 15, 2011 at 2:51 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   *snerk*

      Also worth pondering: How does Bones/Stinky live in both Sydney and Oman at the same time? Unlike Schrodinger’s cat, this mysterious feline is both here and there ….

      Mar 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Citrico

    The cat: “Nah man, it’s totally cool. She wants me to go outside, you should just let me run around out there.”

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   taosaur

    Aren’t “large amounts of extreme violence” pretty actively aggressive?

    Mar 14, 2011 at 7:03 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   FeRD bang

      Not on paper.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 7:58 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Nunavut Guy

    This is obviously a blatant attempt at reverse psychology.Stinky Bones(full name) just had a large life insurance policy taken out on her.If the owner is not found negligent in the cat’s demise it’s cash for kitty time.

    Mar 14, 2011 at 7:34 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Stinky bang

    Why stay in for at least 2 weeks? Stitches to heal?

    Mar 14, 2011 at 7:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   The Elf

      Post spay surgery would be my guess, or else the cat is being temporarily catsit by the crazy handwriting flatmate.

      When we catsat a friend’s cats (before we had some of our own), it was no problem keeping them indoors. The little huntress that usually likes to escape was too busy plotting how to catch and eat our pet bunny. For the record, I’m not sure who would win a fight. That rabbit had a mean kick.

      So, there’s your answer. Don’t let the cat out. Bring the wildlife in.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 9:15 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Canthz_B bang

      Maybe the cat’s been grounded by a “pet parent” due to some violation of repeatedly posted house rules.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 9:57 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   *snerk*

      We once had both a rabbit and a cat at the same time. The rabbit would chase the cat, and cat–no creampuff herself–would flee. That bunny ruled the bottom six inches of our apartment.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 12:37 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Jennifer

    I would guess that it is a cat that is new to the apartment. The keep it inside for 2 weeks is to prevent it from trying to get back to where it lived previously. At least that is my best guess.

    I like cats. However, living in a subdivision I am frequently really annoyed by other people’s cats who are constantly digging up my flower bed, sitting on my car, eating the baby birds nesting in our tall windowsill, howling outside my window at night and generally being a nuisance. If MY DOG was wandering the neighborhood doing the same thing, I would be getting calls from animal control or the police. I think it is ridiculous that there is a double standard for cat owners.

    Rant over :)

    Mar 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   DLo

    Cat-mommy’s writing in that first bit is craaaazy. I wonder if she realizes that when she dies that cat’s gonna eat her and it’ll be in the National Enquirer? Sic Semper Crazy Cat Ladies.

    Mar 14, 2011 at 8:30 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Greta

      You know the weird thing? This is not a Cat-Mommy, this is a Cat Daddy in his early 20s.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   bob loblaw

    that cat was fucking delicious

    Mar 14, 2011 at 8:51 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Kate

      Die

      Mar 15, 2011 at 12:34 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Canthz_B bang

      Twice.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 8:18 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   The Elf

      Would you really eat a “cat” nicknamed Stinky? Especially one that furry? Think about it.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 9:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.4   Clumber

      A nice brining and the steak rub of your choice, crock pot and you’re good!

      Mar 15, 2011 at 9:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.5   Canthz_B bang

      In a cruel twist of fate, Old Bay seasoning works well.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 9:45 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Grant

    Is that the same Harper’s Ferry where you have to put your f***ing trash out only on f***ing trash day?

    Mar 15, 2011 at 5:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Canthz_B bang

    I hate overkill. A small amount of extreme violence usually does the trick.

    Mar 15, 2011 at 8:16 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Canthz_B bang

    Kirk: “Eat the damned salmon!”

    Bones: “Damn it, Jim! I’m a doctor, not a cat!”

    Mar 15, 2011 at 8:24 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Canthz_B bang

      Kirk: “Do what you can to save him, Bones.”

      Bones: “Damn it, Jim! I’m a cat, not a doctor!”

      Mar 15, 2011 at 9:34 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   TickleMyBambo

      Bones: “That vulcan son of a b*#ch! It’s his revenge for all those escape attempts I made!!”

      Apr 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Canthz_B bang

    John Brown’s revenge. His descendants are still doing God’s work in Harper’s Ferry.

    Mar 15, 2011 at 8:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   chesire cat

    And I thought I had bad handwriting….not this bad thank God!

    All I can say is this lady comes off crazy. The only excuse for this would be if the person she is leaving the notes for is extremely forgetful so they need multiple notes. Otherwise….crazy. My husband is dense and I have had to leave multiple notes for him left in places I know he will see them like his computer monitor or his car steering wheel or the bathroom mirror but you know, he is exceptionally bad at remembering things. I don’t think most people are that bad.

    Mar 15, 2011 at 9:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Nunavut Guy

      Your handwriting is fantastic! It looks just like typing.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 7:34 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   Odious

      This person could have MS or a disability…

      Mar 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   The Elf

    The Harper’s Ferry incident is one of many good reasons for keeping your cats indoors, otherwise contained (covered run), or leashed. Too many people – sometimes with very good intentions – trap free roaming kitties. I admit that I would if I thought the cat was stray and not a neighborhood outdoor cat. Since my county has leash laws that apply to cats, it is a safe assumption that an outdoor cat is a stray or feral cat.

    Mar 15, 2011 at 9:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Dr. Chalkwitheringlicktacklefeff

      I’d say it’s more likely that the man in question is trapping cats that wander on to his property for some reason. I’ve done it. Had no choice. Neighbourhood cats have killed my chickens more than once. So I catch them and take them out to the countryside miles and miles away. Word seems to have spread amongst the cat community now and they stay away.
      It was either that or start shooting them, to be honest.

      Either this man is a desperate chicken owner, or he’s just tired of them shitting in his begonias.

      Mar 16, 2011 at 3:14 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   The Elf

      I don’t blame people for humanely trapping the cats, but please don’t dump them in the countryside. It might resolve your problem, but usually makes everyone else’s worse. There’s lots of resources available, depending on where you live. There are no-kill shelters, the local humane society, animal control, feral cat organizations, etc.

      Mar 16, 2011 at 6:58 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   chesire cat

      Unfortunately our Humane Society charges to drop off animals even ones you caught roaming your property.

      Mar 16, 2011 at 7:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.4   The Elf

      There’s variance by locality, of course. But I have a hard time believing that dumping a cat in the countryside is the BEST option. It’s cruel to the cat and burdensome on the residents of that area.

      Mar 16, 2011 at 8:31 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.5   Sirius¤ bang

      Driving them out to the countryside isn’t the EASIEST option either. They call it a catapult for a reason.

      Mar 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.6   park rose

      And a catapullet? The reason for the catapult, perhaps.

      Mar 22, 2011 at 7:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Sezza

    I don’t think her roomate is being irrational at all. People tend not to give much thought to other’s pets, and certainly, if you love your pet, you’re going to protect it way more than people who keep forgetting it is there. Her drunk roomate letting the cat out is evidence enough for that. In the first couple weeks of moving house, a cat needs to aclimate to its new environment, and letting it outside when its still confused and frightened can be a disaster, because the kitty will try and go home and then get lost and die. I’d take “extreme” measures like posting signs everywhere to keep my cat alive, I love it!

    Mar 15, 2011 at 10:12 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   Clumber

      I must have hit my head or something, but I do want to point out that asking me to help you with YOUR kitteh is one thing.

      Putting barely legible batshit crazy-looking demands all over the bloody place is another thing entirely. I like cats and those signs make me want to jam open every door and window I have access to. Maybe even some floor vents for good measure. I don’t demand that my neighbors let my dogs out during the day when I am at work, or trim their damn nails for me…. wait a sec… maybe I should… seems to work with some numbnuts…

      Mar 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Allie

    Awe, Greta’s flatmate seems like she’s just worried about her cat adjusting to the move, and doesn’t want it to get lost. She’s just being a good pet owner. I might do the same. When I left my birds for three weeks while on vacation, I wrote a 5 page letter explaining their proper care, feeding, including a list of poisonous plants, their doctor’s phone number and address, my credit card number in case of emergency, etc., etc., etc. In retrospect, if was probably passive-aggressive, but I loved those birds.

    Mar 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   FeRD bang

      Aww, you posted a comment, just like someone who gets this site!
      (Except… nothing like.)

      I’d say I’m in awe… but I’d totes be “lieing”.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Clumber

    Wait – you left a 5-page note for WHO exactly? Someone you arranged the care with in advance, or just stapled it up on every doorframe in the neighborhood expecting others to care for your birds as you do?

    Again; Asking nicely is different than demanding with batshit crazy in your handwriting

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   Greta

      Can we be friends?

      Mar 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   FeRD bang

      Alas, Clumber… the gigglebrax has no friends here.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 8:09 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   No name

      Someone needs to trap the catbagger in Hapers Ferry and mail him to a foreign country, preferably one where nobody speaks English.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 10:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.4   clumber

      Yeah, FeRD. I’ll don the disgusting uniform (see what I didn’t do there?) for the required penance. I suck. Apologies.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 10:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.5   Dr. Chalkwitheringlicktacklefeff

      The birds, obviously.

      Mar 16, 2011 at 3:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   malkatz

    Is the Harper’s Ferry note a reference I’m not getting, or is this horrific note actually the truth?

    Mar 17, 2011 at 4:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   TickleMyBambo

    Only in Harpers Ferry it is a normal sight to see a strange fellow waltzing around, trapping and throwing bags full of cats in the back of his pick up. He is like the towns Santa Clause, but instead of delivering toys and cheer, this cat collector unleashes a flurry of scared homeless cats on to the property of disgruntled owner who have no idea what to do with this guys left over trophy’s other then hold a cat sanctuary and look around desperately to find the lost felines a home while Mr. Catnapper continues on his daily rounds of cat trapping and dumping fulfilling his role as The Cat Collector of Harpers Ferry. He is also the reason why Submitters #1 and #2 refuse to let or allow others to let their cats out into the world.

    Apr 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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