Entries Tagged as 'cats'
Submission-wise, it’s been a slow week. So, hey, why not open the can of worms that is The Great Outdoor Cat Debate? (Eeek.)
Amy says her Atlanta neighborhood is constantly plastered with “missing cat” signs. This one, though, was a little different.
related: Barking Mad
Tags: Atlanta · cats · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats · warning
Writes Susan in Delaware: “My family and I live in a very large apartment complex and recently discovered a mother cat and her five kittens living in the bushes. We called a local trap/neuter/return charity so that we could get the kittens and her mom basic vet care, shots, and neutering. We posted notes next to each trap explaining exactly what we were doing, and that all housecats with collars/tags would be immediately released.”
Over the course of a week, Susan says, no non-feral cats were caught, but for whatever reason one of the neighbors decided to steal all of the traps and replace them with this lovely note.
“The kicker of all this is that trapping feral cats actually protects the health of house cats,” Susan says. “Even if their cat did get accidentally picked up it would have gotten free vet care, since I’m the one coughing up $35 per cat for the honor of watching, baiting, and setting the traps multiple times per day.”
Adds Susan: “The ‘Yetters’ mentioned is a nearby liquor store. I assume the writer of this note spends a lot of time there.”
related: “Place cats in box”
Tags: blame it on the crackhead · cats · Delaware · neighbors · spelling and grammar police · unnecessary "quotation marks"
Tags: cats · kitchen · Los Angeles · note wars · office · shameless meme-mongering
I know I’m asking for trouble here, but when John in Missouri passed along this exchange between his father’s neighbor (an “interested animal lover”) and his father (a reluctant one), I just couldn’t resist.
Confidential to John’s Dad: I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
related: The Great Outdoor Cat Debate of 2012
Tags: "helpful" advice · cats · most popular notes of 2012 · neighbors · old folks
September 27th, 2012 · 70 Comments
From a house full of roommates in Texas, our submitter calls this “a prime example of ‘dogs have owners, cats have staff.’”
related: Hendrix is the cat
Tags: cats · cleaning · roommates · vomit
Writes our submitter in Canada: “This is my neighbour’s cat, Byron. He’s a lovely boy, but given the chance, he’ll steal into my apartment and scarf down my cats’ kibble. The other day Bryon visited sporting this new heart-shaped tag.”
Please stop feeding my cat!
Tags: British Columbia · cats · neighbors
Here’s how Connie explains the situation: “I’m selling my house and moving to a new town. I’ve had an outdoor cat for almost five years, and she doesn’t do well indoors. Since it looks like I’ll end up in an apartment for the first year, I’m trying to find a new home for her. I made the mistake of asking a coworker who is passionate about his pets — seriously, he loves them more than people — and I thought he was just having a little fun with me when he bashed me for ‘throwing her away.’ I laughed and just told him to ask around and let me know.”
Here’s how Connie’s coworker chose to do that:
related: Sorry, my friends don’t eat cat.
extra credit: The saga of the passive-aggressive “lost cat” poster
Tags: cats · e-mail · frenemies · guilt trip · self-righteous vegans · South Carolina
You might recall this epic note — the obnoxious vegan roommate who “forbade” her roommate from bringing animal products into the apartment. Our original submitter writes in to say that since that showdown, she decided to move out (in favor of a more omnivore-friendly living environment).
“After almost five months of zero communication,” she reports, “my ex-roomie started texting me out of nowhere. It appears her vegan fanaticism is still putting her at odds with others.”
related: My self-righteous vegan roommate
Tags: cats · frenemies · just an asshole · most popular notes of 2012 · self-righteous vegans · text message · Would you mind?
Spotted (and Instagram’d) by Cecilia in Pensacola, Florida:
related: Scat, fat cat!
extra credit: Chase No Face
Tags: cats · Florida · neighbors
Sometimes it takes a village to raise an obese cat.
Sam spotted this somewhat presumptuous notice while house-hunting in South London. “We looked everywhere for the monster cat,” he says, to no avail. (Perhaps if you’d tried slipping a few opened tins of tuna fish in your pockets?)
related: To whom that wanted to be a superhero and take my cat to the pound
Tags: cats · food · neighbors