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FML - The follow-up

Today, I saw mice eating from my cat's food dish, again. Where is my cat? He's busy bringing in more mice, birds, and once even an unharmed chipmunk through his cat door. FML

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Hi, OP here. I posted this before I had an account, and just found this again looking at random fmls. I live out in the country on a gravel road so there isn't much traffic, and my cat, (Indy for Indiana Jones), is very good with cars. Also, the cat shelter where he was raised allowed the cats outside through a cat door. At first he was an indoor cat, but he started marking different areas of the house. It stopped for a while after we started letting him outside. But then if we were asleep
By DolphinGirl369 / Friday 7 June 2013 04:33 / United States - Fairfield
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Hi, OP here. I posted this before I had an account, and just found this again looking at random fmls. I live out in the country on a gravel road so there isn't much traffic, and my cat, (Indy for Indiana Jones), is very good with cars. Also, the cat shelter where he was raised allowed the cats outside through a cat door. At first he was an indoor cat, but he started marking different areas of the house. It stopped for a while after we started letting him outside. But then if we were asleep

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Actually when a cat brings you dead animals they are gifts because the cat loves you. When they bring home live animals its because they like you so much they're giving you the kill so OP you're slacking and insulting your cat by not killing his offerings ... bad human

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#26 is right, sort of. At a certain point in time, all cats need to learn the hunt. The cat has decided that it's time for you to learn as well and step one is to bring you (aka: cat-in-training) the hunt and letting you kill it before graduating you to chasing and hunting on your own. It keeps happening because you're failing Test #1. So in short, after observing you for long enough, he's decided you suck at being a cat and has felt the need to intervene. On the other hand, he's showing that he

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But allowing said cat to kill countless numbers of creatures each day or night isn't being an asshole? There is nothing wrong with indoor cats, some breeds require it. OP could even alternatively use a lead, get a cat-run, or supervise its outside time so that it still gets some. People like you #10, are the reason cats are one of the greatest threats to wildlife and the extinction of native species. I can only hope this cat is at least de-sexed.

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Doc, in a lot of countries feral and outdoor cats are a serious threat to native wildlife. Australia is a prime example of this, the amount of small mammals and birds that we lose to cats is ridiculous. Some cats can even take down larger birds like rosellas and small possums and bats. Hunting is instinct for cats but there's nothing wrong with stimulating that instinct in a controlled, safe environment with a variety of different cat toys. My cat used to be outdoors but he'd come back beaten u

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Doc, he's also talking about birds (which don't breed like mice). And we imported cats into this country so please don't used the words "supposed to" as if its just nature and we had nothing to do with it. Look it up, cats kill over 20 billion animals a year in America. That's a pretty big number. There are many species that don't number in the billions, extinction for some is certainly possible.

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In my city, it's actually illegal to have your cat be off your property. So your cat can be outdoors if it stays in your yard. We have lots of coyotes and stuff in the city, and sometimes bears wander in. I guess the city thought it was safer for the cats to stay inside.

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Lions are not domesticated. That word is important, it does not simply mean "tame." It means that humanity has created something un-natural and we're responsible for our creations.

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At any rate, none of this really mattes, it has zero to do with why my cats stay indoors. Dead birds are nothing compared to the cats I see flattened on the road every week, drinking antifreeze puddles (they like the taste), or getting in fights with the fox out back. I don't keep my cats indoors because I care about birds. I keep them indoors because I don't want to see them mangled and killed. I see dead cats ALL THE TIME. It's not like it's super unlikely, and I have no desire to see my cat

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Doc if you had done even a tiny bit of research you would've realized that there is a severe overpopulation of stray and out door cats which means there is a disproportionate number of predators to prey. Cats kill many species including some endangered ones that are projected to go extinct because of cats, in my state even the population of robins is getting low and several birds of prey are now in danger because of the reduction in their prey. Your argument is fairly moronic, if there was a sec

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And here I was, thinking that "doctors" understood basic biology and researched facts before getting into an arguments... I'm not saying it's part of your job, but at least you should have known basic ecology to get into college?

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Also, just because you have an indoor cat doesn't mean you declaw them. I have a cat I rescued, she's not declawed, only scratches on her tree and other posts, and is terrified of going outside. My parents have two non declawed cats who are only allowed in the backyard. They stay there, and chirp at birds but don't hunt them. They also don't seem to feel a need to take off and hunt anything other than the toys we throw for them. But then I don't feel a need to hunt with a spear either, so I gues

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My cat's an indoor cat! There are so many strays in my neighborhood. They usually live around 14 years unless killed very early, and indoors can live up to 18-20 years! Plus my cat was declawed by his previous owner (like plenty of other housecats) so he has to stay inside or he'd be defenseless.

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Perhaps you haven't had to take a population analysis class, but that scenario would result in a lack of prey for the wolves, who would then disperse or die, in which case deer would return to the area, and we'd be back in balance. It would only temporarily be a bad situation.

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Doc I usually look up to you as a great man but cats are the leading cause for about 20 bird extinctions. I'd say they should kept inside so they can't bring in dead mice and what not. But also to keep them safe. I mean yes look at dogs they are used to hunt and they were once untamed animals that hunted but now domesticated and some are used to hunt. Not all animals are for killing. Doc.

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14 years for a stray/outdoor cat? Where I Iive outdoor cats live on average 6 or 7 years. It's just too dangerous for them outside. My cat is not declawed, and he's an indoor cat. We have a large balcony he hangs out on, and he gets his natural hunting instincts stimulated with all his toys. He's a very happy spoiled and loved cat. Even when he's on the balcony I have to watch him, he can kill a fair amount of birds from there.

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I have three cats. Two of them are allowed outside, but only one of them ever chooses to go outside. He's neutered so he doesn't contribute to cat over population. And, as far as I can tell, he's a bad hunter, so he doesn't pose a serious threat to wildlife. And going outside keeps him healthy and happy. He was really fat before I started letting him outside. Now he's lean and fit.

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We have 4 adult cats and 3 kittens that are 11 and 9 weeks. Of the 4 older, one is declawed (found that way) and refuses to stay inside. Bring him in and he will run right out the door or cry and go nuts until you let him out. He goes in the yard to do his business but otherwise stays on the porch. Another is mainly outside. He will come in to eat twice a day and that's it. The other 2 go out every now and then but after 10 minutes are ready to come in. Hoping the kittens will never be outside.

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You guys do realize the cats just bringing the animals inside and not necessarily killing them? Thus why OP is finding mice eating out of the cats food bowl and mentioned the unharmed chipmunk. Y'all are having a pissfest that's irrelevant.

You should be happy OP, if it's anything like the Disney movies then you're in for a wonderful story. If your cat keeps falling in love with random animals though, then at least it's a better love story than Twilight.

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The cat wanted to make sure you got a chance to learn how to not be a shitty hunter and figured that this would help you more than just hunting, killing, and then bringing you them.

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The cat wanted to make sure you were fed for life, and not just for a day. You know - Give a man a fish, feed him for a day but teach a man how to fish and feed him for life. Heed the life lesson your cat is trying to teach you, OP! Hunt those suckers down and make your cat proud!

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