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Old 06-03-2012, 05:16 AM
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I just saw a human interest cat story.

If you leave them alone they will come down by themselves eventually. Do people really think these creatures were created with the natural ability to go up but not down? Has anyone ever heard of a cat dying in a tree? I remmeber ours would get treed and my dad said just leave it and come inside - he will come down and eventually they always did.

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Old 06-03-2012, 05:21 AM
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a 12 ga with number 2s works pretty well
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I would only be concerned if my dog was in a tree.
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Kind of a record, it only took 5 minutes for someone here to prove he's an A-Hole!

Normally, I'd defend someone in or retired from the military with my life. There's just no excuse for the remark, it's not funny. I'll pray for you this morning as I do for all our troops. I'll pray that you don't have a pet and a like minded person treats it the same way as you would treat someone's cat.

To L.I. Grunt, people are the problem. God gave cats the ability to go up and with difficulty come down. Problem is, the domestic cat has lost much of it's natural abilities and is usually too fat to use them. Kind of like humans.
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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post
Kind of a record, it only took 5 minutes for someone here to prove he's an A-Hole!

Normally, I'd defend someone in or retired from the military with my life. There's just no excuse for the remark, it's not funny. I'll pray for you this morning as I do for all our troops. I'll pray that you don't have a pet and a like minded person treats it the same way as you would treat someone's cat.

To L.I. Grunt, people are the problem. God gave cats the ability to go up and with difficulty come down. Problem is, the domestic cat has lost much of it's natural abilities and is usually too fat to use them. Kind of like humans.
relax dude....we have 3 cats and none of them have been shot yet...if ya want to get your pantys in a knot pick a rant that is not tongue in cheek.
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Where tree? Tarzan get cat.
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relax dude....we have 3 cats and none of them have been shot yet...if ya want to get your pantys in a knot pick a rant that is not tongue in cheek.
The "tongue in cheek" comments about killing innocent pets has been ongoing on THT and I'm getting pretty tired of it. If I had a 10 year old son that enjoyed a fishing site with his dad, I'd have a hard time explaining the continued reference to the killing of pets.

But you're right, I should have ignored it like I have in the past. If I did have a 10 year old, I'd tell him the truth. The Internet is full of keyboard "humorists" and there's very little of value to be found on "discussion" forums due to people that type without thought and you can't ever tell what they really mean.

I'm literally questioning why I come on THT or like sites, there's no possibility of having a meaningful conversation. I'll admit, getting my "panties in a knot" over your statement is pretty pathetic. Unfortunately, due to health and disability, I spend way to much time on the computer.
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The "tongue in cheek" comments about killing innocent pets has been ongoing on THT and I'm getting pretty tired of it. If I had a 10 year old son that enjoyed a fishing site with his dad, I'd have a hard time explaining the continued reference to the killing of pets.

But you're right, I should have ignored it like I have in the past. If I did have a 10 year old, I'd tell him the truth. The Internet is full of keyboard "humorists" and there's very little of value to be found on "discussion" forums due to people that type without thought and you can't ever tell what they really mean.

I'm literally questioning why I come on THT or like sites, there's no possibility of having a meaningful conversation. I'll admit, getting my "panties in a knot" over your statement is pretty pathetic. Unfortunately, due to health and disability, I spend way to much time on the computer.
honestly i viewed the premise of the OP as a tongue in cheek question from the git-go...i do not condone nor have i ever mistreated pets or any animals, in fact quite the opposite. Having said that, if you respond to a post whos title is humor based irony , as i believe is the case here, you cannot expect to have a "meaningful" discussion of "why do they rescue cats from trees?" I think there are quite a lot of meaningful threads here and on other forums. No need to inject drama where none is justified
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
I just saw a human interest cat story.

If you leave them alone they will come down by themselves eventually. .


Last year my sisters cat went up a huge tree and after two days she finally called the fire department who came out.

A major undertaking...the fire dept very understanding.

Just as the fire ladder was being extended a hawk made a pass at the cat..and the cat came down is New York minute.

Everyone had a good laugh....except the hawk of course.
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Originally Posted by ol guide View Post
honestly i viewed the premise of the OP as a tongue in cheek question from the git-go...i do not condone nor have i ever mistreated pets or any animals, in fact quite the opposite. Having said that, if you respond to a post whos title is humor based irony , as i believe is the case here, you cannot expect to have a "meaningful" discussion of "why do they rescue cats from trees?" I think there are quite a lot of meaningful threads here and on other forums. No need to inject drama where none is justified
You're right. It's become a sensitive subject to me and I'm having a bad morning. Carry on.
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I've got a whole mess of red tail hawks around my area. Durning nesting/hatching season nothing is safe less than 10 lbs. Cats only come out at night around here from what I can tell from dusty prints but haven't seen any in months, I guess its the hawks, I know there are big enough owls here to take a cat. I just wish they were big enough for the neighbors yap dogs to become inside dogs at least, where's an eagle when you need them? I'm kidding davede.
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I had to get a Cat off of one of our Utility poles here in town , it wasn't the cat did not want to come down , it was the little girl that was was crying for her Kitty that got us to do it.

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Originally Posted by ol guide View Post
honestly i viewed the premise of the OP as a tongue in cheek question from the giit god
Actually, no. Honestely I really thought they would all eventually come down like ours always did, if you just got the dog in the house. Then again there almost were no redtailed hawks or eagles in my childhood days - just crows and buzzards (which BTW have been replaced here by hawks also).

I thought it was fire department PR or something.


This was the article


http://easthaddam.patch.com/articles...uspatc00000001
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I would think a water hose might help a cat make a decision to move out (not trying to hurt it) just motivate it to move...
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Originally Posted by ol guide View Post
honestly i viewed the premise of the OP as a tongue in cheek question from the git-go...i do not condone nor have i ever mistreated pets or any animals, in fact quite the opposite. Having said that, if you respond to a post whos title is humor based irony , as i believe is the case here, you cannot expect to have a "meaningful" discussion of "why do they rescue cats from trees?" I think there are quite a lot of meaningful threads here and on other forums. No need to inject drama where none is justified
X2. Some people need to lighten up a bit.

Plus, a shotgun is overkill and only for those who are bad shots. A nice pellet gun would work just fine or a 22 with shorts.

To the original question LI. I always thought the same thing. However, I did get a kitten for the kids when they were little and that darn thing climbed the tree behind our house. I said the same thing your dad did. After a few days of that cat sitting up their meowing and the kids all worried I ended up with a ladder getting the poor thing down. I think if fire departments have to get involved that the owner should pay for it though.
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I would think a water hose might help a cat make a decision to move out (not trying to hurt it) just motivate it to move...
I'm not liking that comment at all, that would be like shooting bird shot at a human.
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I remember my childhood a cat up in a tree in the park. On the fifth day the fire department took it down.
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I'm not liking that comment at all, that would be like shooting bird shot at a human.
oh brother!... not this sh*t again....
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Ain't just trees. This one was chased up a 40 ft. saguaro cactus, probably by a coyote, and sat there for three days. Ouch!

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region...-top-of-cactus
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