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Takayuki
March 25th 16, 03:57 AM
Dot disappeared on me today. When I got home from work, Buster and Spicey
greeted me, but Dot was nowhere in sight. This is not too unusual - she's
16 years old and naps a lot. But most evenings, I see her in the window
when I come home, since she watches for me, since she's deaf and can't hear
the car.

So I went to look for Dot in the bedroom, where she usually sleeps on my
the bed on my pillow (or maybe it's "our" pillow). But she wasn't there.

So I looked in a couple of secondary napping spots, but no Dot. I looked to
see if she'd hidden under the sofas, which she hasn't done in years. But no
Dot. I frantically looked for her behind appliances, in closets, and
various other places she couldn't possibly be.

I called desperately for her, "Dot! Dot! Dorothy!", even though I knew she
wouldn't be able to hear me. It occurred to me that maybe my oldest cat had
a heart attack or something and died somewhere. In the meantime, Buster and
Spicey followed me curiously.

"Come on guys, you were home all day; where's Dot??" But Buster just looked
puzzled. Spicey looked at me like I was a moron.

Finally, I remembered that I left a dresser drawer open longer than usual
this morning. Long enough that I checked it for naughty kitties (like
Buster) before I closed it.

I opened that drawer. And found nothing.

But by this time, I was checking everywhere anyway. So I opened the next
drawer, which I almost never use.

And there she was! She gave me a little "Eck!" like she does after a nap,
and started licking me enthusiastically as I picked her up. She must have
gotten in there from *underneath* the drawer I had open!

Dot had ended up trapped in there for 10 hours. But on the other hand, her
regular daytime nap is about 9 hours, so maybe from her perspective, she
was only in there for an hour longer than she'd have liked.

MaryL[_2_]
March 25th 16, 06:29 AM
On 3/24/2016 9:57 PM, Takayuki wrote:
>
>
> Finally, I remembered that I left a dresser drawer open longer than usual
> this morning. Long enough that I checked it for naughty kitties (like
> Buster) before I closed it.
>
> I opened that drawer. And found nothing.
>
> But by this time, I was checking everywhere anyway. So I opened the next
> drawer, which I almost never use.
>
> And there she was! She gave me a little "Eck!" like she does after a nap,
> and started licking me enthusiastically as I picked her up. She must have
> gotten in there from *underneath* the drawer I had open!
>
> Dot had ended up trapped in there for 10 hours. But on the other hand, her
> regular daytime nap is about 9 hours, so maybe from her perspective, she
> was only in there for an hour longer than she'd have liked.
>

LOL! This reminds me of something happened when I was visiting my
sister year's ago. She had to leave for work very early, and I remained
in bed. Some time after I got up, I started to hear one of her cats
crying. Sound travels, and I could not figure out where she was. I
checked the basement and every room in the house, then I started looking
in closets, and then started over again. And again and again. I simply
could not find her, and the poor thing sounded very unhappy. At last,
the sound seemed to be coming from her towel drawer (just outside my
sister's bathroom, where she gets dressed). Voila! There was Peaches.
Her look said, "What took you so long?" Fortunately, she was not in
there as long as Dot--2 hours at most.

MaryL

Joy[_3_]
March 25th 16, 06:48 AM
On 3/24/2016 7:57 PM, Takayuki wrote:
> Dot disappeared on me today. When I got home from work, Buster and Spicey
> greeted me, but Dot was nowhere in sight. This is not too unusual - she's
> 16 years old and naps a lot. But most evenings, I see her in the window
> when I come home, since she watches for me, since she's deaf and can't hear
> the car.
>
> So I went to look for Dot in the bedroom, where she usually sleeps on my
> the bed on my pillow (or maybe it's "our" pillow). But she wasn't there.
>
> So I looked in a couple of secondary napping spots, but no Dot. I looked to
> see if she'd hidden under the sofas, which she hasn't done in years. But no
> Dot. I frantically looked for her behind appliances, in closets, and
> various other places she couldn't possibly be.
>
> I called desperately for her, "Dot! Dot! Dorothy!", even though I knew she
> wouldn't be able to hear me. It occurred to me that maybe my oldest cat had
> a heart attack or something and died somewhere. In the meantime, Buster and
> Spicey followed me curiously.
>
> "Come on guys, you were home all day; where's Dot??" But Buster just looked
> puzzled. Spicey looked at me like I was a moron.
>
> Finally, I remembered that I left a dresser drawer open longer than usual
> this morning. Long enough that I checked it for naughty kitties (like
> Buster) before I closed it.
>
> I opened that drawer. And found nothing.
>
> But by this time, I was checking everywhere anyway. So I opened the next
> drawer, which I almost never use.
>
> And there she was! She gave me a little "Eck!" like she does after a nap,
> and started licking me enthusiastically as I picked her up. She must have
> gotten in there from *underneath* the drawer I had open!
>
> Dot had ended up trapped in there for 10 hours. But on the other hand, her
> regular daytime nap is about 9 hours, so maybe from her perspective, she
> was only in there for an hour longer than she'd have liked.
>

I know that panicky feeling when you can't find a cat. That's amazing,
though, that she wasn't too bothered about being shut up there for so long.

I remember one time years ago when I went away for a few days. I'd made
arrangements, as usual, for my neighbors to feed my cats. My kids had
decided to paint my bathroom while I was gone. They came over the day
after I left. At some point they heard a meow coming from my closet.
They opened the closet door and Skeeter (RB) made a mad dash for the cat
door. She'd been shut in there for 13 or 14 hours, and had managed to
hold it all that time. By the time she came back in, they had put some
food down for her, and she went straight to the dish when she came
inside. It was so fortunate for both of us that my kids had decided to
come when they did.

Jeus[_5_]
March 26th 16, 10:08 PM
On Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:57:46 -0400, Takayuki >
wrote:

>Dot disappeared on me today. When I got home from work, Buster and Spicey
>greeted me, but Dot was nowhere in sight. This is not too unusual - she's
>16 years old and naps a lot. But most evenings, I see her in the window
>when I come home, since she watches for me, since she's deaf and can't hear
>the car.
>
>So I went to look for Dot in the bedroom, where she usually sleeps on my
>the bed on my pillow (or maybe it's "our" pillow). But she wasn't there.
>
>So I looked in a couple of secondary napping spots, but no Dot. I looked to
>see if she'd hidden under the sofas, which she hasn't done in years. But no
>Dot. I frantically looked for her behind appliances, in closets, and
>various other places she couldn't possibly be.
>
>I called desperately for her, "Dot! Dot! Dorothy!", even though I knew she
>wouldn't be able to hear me. It occurred to me that maybe my oldest cat had
>a heart attack or something and died somewhere. In the meantime, Buster and
>Spicey followed me curiously.
>
>"Come on guys, you were home all day; where's Dot??" But Buster just looked
>puzzled. Spicey looked at me like I was a moron.
>
>Finally, I remembered that I left a dresser drawer open longer than usual
>this morning. Long enough that I checked it for naughty kitties (like
>Buster) before I closed it.
>
>I opened that drawer. And found nothing.
>
>But by this time, I was checking everywhere anyway. So I opened the next
>drawer, which I almost never use.
>
>And there she was! She gave me a little "Eck!" like she does after a nap,
>and started licking me enthusiastically as I picked her up. She must have
>gotten in there from *underneath* the drawer I had open!
>
>Dot had ended up trapped in there for 10 hours. But on the other hand, her
>regular daytime nap is about 9 hours, so maybe from her perspective, she
>was only in there for an hour longer than she'd have liked.

LOL. So typical. It's not much fun though, when you can't find them
and get worried. I woke up last night to hear Annie screaming outside
(unusual for her to go out after everyone goes to bed), I assume she
had an encounter with a feral cat. I went out looking but saw no sign
of her. A couple of hours later, she made herself comfortable on top
of me while I was sleeping. No sign of any injuries.

Sometimes when I look and call out for Annie, she doesnt want to be
found and stays quiet in her latest hidey hole in the house. I always
get a little worried when she does that.

Jeus[_5_]
March 26th 16, 11:48 PM
On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:08:38 +1100, Jeus > wrote:

>On Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:57:46 -0400, Takayuki >
>wrote:
>
>>Dot disappeared on me today. When I got home from work, Buster and Spicey
>>greeted me, but Dot was nowhere in sight. This is not too unusual - she's
>>16 years old and naps a lot. But most evenings, I see her in the window
>>when I come home, since she watches for me, since she's deaf and can't hear
>>the car.
>>
>>So I went to look for Dot in the bedroom, where she usually sleeps on my
>>the bed on my pillow (or maybe it's "our" pillow). But she wasn't there.
>>
>>So I looked in a couple of secondary napping spots, but no Dot. I looked to
>>see if she'd hidden under the sofas, which she hasn't done in years. But no
>>Dot. I frantically looked for her behind appliances, in closets, and
>>various other places she couldn't possibly be.
>>
>>I called desperately for her, "Dot! Dot! Dorothy!", even though I knew she
>>wouldn't be able to hear me. It occurred to me that maybe my oldest cat had
>>a heart attack or something and died somewhere. In the meantime, Buster and
>>Spicey followed me curiously.
>>
>>"Come on guys, you were home all day; where's Dot??" But Buster just looked
>>puzzled. Spicey looked at me like I was a moron.
>>
>>Finally, I remembered that I left a dresser drawer open longer than usual
>>this morning. Long enough that I checked it for naughty kitties (like
>>Buster) before I closed it.
>>
>>I opened that drawer. And found nothing.
>>
>>But by this time, I was checking everywhere anyway. So I opened the next
>>drawer, which I almost never use.
>>
>>And there she was! She gave me a little "Eck!" like she does after a nap,
>>and started licking me enthusiastically as I picked her up. She must have
>>gotten in there from *underneath* the drawer I had open!
>>
>>Dot had ended up trapped in there for 10 hours. But on the other hand, her
>>regular daytime nap is about 9 hours, so maybe from her perspective, she
>>was only in there for an hour longer than she'd have liked.
>
>LOL. So typical. It's not much fun though, when you can't find them
>and get worried. I woke up last night to hear Annie screaming outside
>(unusual for her to go out after everyone goes to bed), I assume she
>had an encounter with a feral cat. I went out looking but saw no sign
>of her. A couple of hours later, she made herself comfortable on top
>of me while I was sleeping. No sign of any injuries.
>
>Sometimes when I look and call out for Annie, she doesnt want to be
>found and stays quiet in her latest hidey hole in the house. I always
>get a little worried when she does that.

Actually, Annie is limping and can't get up on her favourite cushion
ATM... looks like she sustained some injuries from her encounter.

Joy[_3_]
March 26th 16, 11:57 PM
On 3/26/2016 3:48 PM, Je�us wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:08:38 +1100, Jeßus > wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:57:46 -0400, Takayuki >
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Dot disappeared on me today. When I got home from work, Buster and Spicey
>>> greeted me, but Dot was nowhere in sight. This is not too unusual - she's
>>> 16 years old and naps a lot. But most evenings, I see her in the window
>>> when I come home, since she watches for me, since she's deaf and can't hear
>>> the car.
>>>
>>> So I went to look for Dot in the bedroom, where she usually sleeps on my
>>> the bed on my pillow (or maybe it's "our" pillow). But she wasn't there.
>>>
>>> So I looked in a couple of secondary napping spots, but no Dot. I looked to
>>> see if she'd hidden under the sofas, which she hasn't done in years. But no
>>> Dot. I frantically looked for her behind appliances, in closets, and
>>> various other places she couldn't possibly be.
>>>
>>> I called desperately for her, "Dot! Dot! Dorothy!", even though I knew she
>>> wouldn't be able to hear me. It occurred to me that maybe my oldest cat had
>>> a heart attack or something and died somewhere. In the meantime, Buster and
>>> Spicey followed me curiously.
>>>
>>> "Come on guys, you were home all day; where's Dot??" But Buster just looked
>>> puzzled. Spicey looked at me like I was a moron.
>>>
>>> Finally, I remembered that I left a dresser drawer open longer than usual
>>> this morning. Long enough that I checked it for naughty kitties (like
>>> Buster) before I closed it.
>>>
>>> I opened that drawer. And found nothing.
>>>
>>> But by this time, I was checking everywhere anyway. So I opened the next
>>> drawer, which I almost never use.
>>>
>>> And there she was! She gave me a little "Eck!" like she does after a nap,
>>> and started licking me enthusiastically as I picked her up. She must have
>>> gotten in there from *underneath* the drawer I had open!
>>>
>>> Dot had ended up trapped in there for 10 hours. But on the other hand, her
>>> regular daytime nap is about 9 hours, so maybe from her perspective, she
>>> was only in there for an hour longer than she'd have liked.
>>
>> LOL. So typical. It's not much fun though, when you can't find them
>> and get worried. I woke up last night to hear Annie screaming outside
>> (unusual for her to go out after everyone goes to bed), I assume she
>> had an encounter with a feral cat. I went out looking but saw no sign
>> of her. A couple of hours later, she made herself comfortable on top
>> of me while I was sleeping. No sign of any injuries.
>>
>> Sometimes when I look and call out for Annie, she doesnt want to be
>> found and stays quiet in her latest hidey hole in the house. I always
>> get a little worried when she does that.
>
> Actually, Annie is limping and can't get up on her favourite cushion
> ATM... looks like she sustained some injuries from her encounter.
>

Poor baby!

MaryL[_2_]
March 28th 16, 08:06 AM
On 3/26/2016 5:48 PM, Je�us wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:08:38 +1100, Jeßus > wrote:
>
>
> Actually, Annie is limping and can't get up on her favourite cushion
> ATM... looks like she sustained some injuries from her encounter.
>

How is Annie now? Please give us an update.

MaryL

Jeus[_5_]
March 28th 16, 08:32 AM
On Sat, 26 Mar 2016 15:57:21 -0700, Joy >
wrote:

>On 3/26/2016 3:48 PM, Je?us wrote:
>> On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:08:38 +1100, Jeus > wrote:
>>
>>> On Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:57:46 -0400, Takayuki >
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Dot disappeared on me today. When I got home from work, Buster and Spicey
>>>> greeted me, but Dot was nowhere in sight. This is not too unusual - she's
>>>> 16 years old and naps a lot. But most evenings, I see her in the window
>>>> when I come home, since she watches for me, since she's deaf and can't hear
>>>> the car.
>>>>
>>>> So I went to look for Dot in the bedroom, where she usually sleeps on my
>>>> the bed on my pillow (or maybe it's "our" pillow). But she wasn't there.
>>>>
>>>> So I looked in a couple of secondary napping spots, but no Dot. I looked to
>>>> see if she'd hidden under the sofas, which she hasn't done in years. But no
>>>> Dot. I frantically looked for her behind appliances, in closets, and
>>>> various other places she couldn't possibly be.
>>>>
>>>> I called desperately for her, "Dot! Dot! Dorothy!", even though I knew she
>>>> wouldn't be able to hear me. It occurred to me that maybe my oldest cat had
>>>> a heart attack or something and died somewhere. In the meantime, Buster and
>>>> Spicey followed me curiously.
>>>>
>>>> "Come on guys, you were home all day; where's Dot??" But Buster just looked
>>>> puzzled. Spicey looked at me like I was a moron.
>>>>
>>>> Finally, I remembered that I left a dresser drawer open longer than usual
>>>> this morning. Long enough that I checked it for naughty kitties (like
>>>> Buster) before I closed it.
>>>>
>>>> I opened that drawer. And found nothing.
>>>>
>>>> But by this time, I was checking everywhere anyway. So I opened the next
>>>> drawer, which I almost never use.
>>>>
>>>> And there she was! She gave me a little "Eck!" like she does after a nap,
>>>> and started licking me enthusiastically as I picked her up. She must have
>>>> gotten in there from *underneath* the drawer I had open!
>>>>
>>>> Dot had ended up trapped in there for 10 hours. But on the other hand, her
>>>> regular daytime nap is about 9 hours, so maybe from her perspective, she
>>>> was only in there for an hour longer than she'd have liked.
>>>
>>> LOL. So typical. It's not much fun though, when you can't find them
>>> and get worried. I woke up last night to hear Annie screaming outside
>>> (unusual for her to go out after everyone goes to bed), I assume she
>>> had an encounter with a feral cat. I went out looking but saw no sign
>>> of her. A couple of hours later, she made herself comfortable on top
>>> of me while I was sleeping. No sign of any injuries.
>>>
>>> Sometimes when I look and call out for Annie, she doesnt want to be
>>> found and stays quiet in her latest hidey hole in the house. I always
>>> get a little worried when she does that.
>>
>> Actually, Annie is limping and can't get up on her favourite cushion
>> ATM... looks like she sustained some injuries from her encounter.
>>
>
>Poor baby!

Annie is much better now, she is back to sleeping in her current
favourite spot in the spare bedroom, also she jumped up onto this desk
earlier, so all back to normal :)

I have to admit I'm a worrier when it comes to my two girls if I don't
know where they are and haven't seen them for a while, or if anything
happens to them - with anything else I'm usually a lot more laid back
<shrug>. One time though, Annie had a similar encounter, although I'm
not sure if it was another cat or wildlife. I live in Tasmania, and we
do have some small marsupials that have serious teeth and claws.
Anyway, that time Annie came out worse with a toe half hanging off and
got blood poisoning into the bargain. By the time blood poisoning was
apparent, she was very unwell and clearly she would die without
treatment. An hour's drive later and the vet gives her antibiotics.
By the time we get home and I let her back into the house she was
practically back to normal again :)

Jeus[_5_]
March 28th 16, 08:34 AM
On Mon, 28 Mar 2016 02:06:20 -0500, MaryL
> wrote:

>On 3/26/2016 5:48 PM, Je?us wrote:
>> On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:08:38 +1100, Jeus > wrote:
>>
>>
>> Actually, Annie is limping and can't get up on her favourite cushion
>> ATM... looks like she sustained some injuries from her encounter.
>>
>
>How is Annie now? Please give us an update.

Hi Mary, Annie is fine, back to her old self from what I can tell.
I will try to post some pics of my two girls later, I have a very slow
connection and can't even upload a pic ATM.

MaryL[_2_]
March 28th 16, 09:23 AM
On 3/28/2016 2:34 AM, Je�us wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Mar 2016 02:06:20 -0500, MaryL
> > wrote:
>
>> On 3/26/2016 5:48 PM, Je?us wrote:
>>> On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:08:38 +1100, Jeßus > wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Actually, Annie is limping and can't get up on her favourite cushion
>>> ATM... looks like she sustained some injuries from her encounter.
>>>
>>
>> How is Annie now? Please give us an update.
>
> Hi Mary, Annie is fine, back to her old self from what I can tell.
> I will try to post some pics of my two girls later, I have a very slow
> connection and can't even upload a pic ATM.
>

Great news! Thanks.

MaryL

Joy[_3_]
March 28th 16, 06:45 PM
On 3/28/2016 12:32 AM, Je�us wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Mar 2016 15:57:21 -0700, Joy >
> wrote:
>
>> On 3/26/2016 3:48 PM, Je?us wrote:
>>> On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:08:38 +1100, Jeßus > wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:57:46 -0400, Takayuki >
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Dot disappeared on me today. When I got home from work, Buster and Spicey
>>>>> greeted me, but Dot was nowhere in sight. This is not too unusual - she's
>>>>> 16 years old and naps a lot. But most evenings, I see her in the window
>>>>> when I come home, since she watches for me, since she's deaf and can't hear
>>>>> the car.
>>>>>
>>>>> So I went to look for Dot in the bedroom, where she usually sleeps on my
>>>>> the bed on my pillow (or maybe it's "our" pillow). But she wasn't there.
>>>>>
>>>>> So I looked in a couple of secondary napping spots, but no Dot. I looked to
>>>>> see if she'd hidden under the sofas, which she hasn't done in years. But no
>>>>> Dot. I frantically looked for her behind appliances, in closets, and
>>>>> various other places she couldn't possibly be.
>>>>>
>>>>> I called desperately for her, "Dot! Dot! Dorothy!", even though I knew she
>>>>> wouldn't be able to hear me. It occurred to me that maybe my oldest cat had
>>>>> a heart attack or something and died somewhere. In the meantime, Buster and
>>>>> Spicey followed me curiously.
>>>>>
>>>>> "Come on guys, you were home all day; where's Dot??" But Buster just looked
>>>>> puzzled. Spicey looked at me like I was a moron.
>>>>>
>>>>> Finally, I remembered that I left a dresser drawer open longer than usual
>>>>> this morning. Long enough that I checked it for naughty kitties (like
>>>>> Buster) before I closed it.
>>>>>
>>>>> I opened that drawer. And found nothing.
>>>>>
>>>>> But by this time, I was checking everywhere anyway. So I opened the next
>>>>> drawer, which I almost never use.
>>>>>
>>>>> And there she was! She gave me a little "Eck!" like she does after a nap,
>>>>> and started licking me enthusiastically as I picked her up. She must have
>>>>> gotten in there from *underneath* the drawer I had open!
>>>>>
>>>>> Dot had ended up trapped in there for 10 hours. But on the other hand, her
>>>>> regular daytime nap is about 9 hours, so maybe from her perspective, she
>>>>> was only in there for an hour longer than she'd have liked.
>>>>
>>>> LOL. So typical. It's not much fun though, when you can't find them
>>>> and get worried. I woke up last night to hear Annie screaming outside
>>>> (unusual for her to go out after everyone goes to bed), I assume she
>>>> had an encounter with a feral cat. I went out looking but saw no sign
>>>> of her. A couple of hours later, she made herself comfortable on top
>>>> of me while I was sleeping. No sign of any injuries.
>>>>
>>>> Sometimes when I look and call out for Annie, she doesnt want to be
>>>> found and stays quiet in her latest hidey hole in the house. I always
>>>> get a little worried when she does that.
>>>
>>> Actually, Annie is limping and can't get up on her favourite cushion
>>> ATM... looks like she sustained some injuries from her encounter.
>>>
>>
>> Poor baby!
>
> Annie is much better now, she is back to sleeping in her current
> favourite spot in the spare bedroom, also she jumped up onto this desk
> earlier, so all back to normal :)
>
> I have to admit I'm a worrier when it comes to my two girls if I don't
> know where they are and haven't seen them for a while, or if anything
> happens to them - with anything else I'm usually a lot more laid back
> <shrug>. One time though, Annie had a similar encounter, although I'm
> not sure if it was another cat or wildlife. I live in Tasmania, and we
> do have some small marsupials that have serious teeth and claws.
> Anyway, that time Annie came out worse with a toe half hanging off and
> got blood poisoning into the bargain. By the time blood poisoning was
> apparent, she was very unwell and clearly she would die without
> treatment. An hour's drive later and the vet gives her antibiotics.
> By the time we get home and I let her back into the house she was
> practically back to normal again :)
>

If the rest of Tasmania is anything like the area that I saw near
Hobart, you live in a very beautiful place. I suppose a Tasmanian devil
would fight a cat if it thought the cat was after its food. What other
wildlife do you have that might fight a cat?

Bastette
March 28th 16, 10:52 PM
Joy wrote:

> On 3/28/2016 12:32 AM, Je?us wrote:

>> I have to admit I'm a worrier when it comes to my two girls if I don't
>> know where they are and haven't seen them for a while, or if anything
>> happens to them - with anything else I'm usually a lot more laid back
>> <shrug>. One time though, Annie had a similar encounter, although I'm
>> not sure if it was another cat or wildlife. I live in Tasmania, and we
>> do have some small marsupials that have serious teeth and claws.
>> Anyway, that time Annie came out worse with a toe half hanging off and
>> got blood poisoning into the bargain. By the time blood poisoning was
>> apparent, she was very unwell and clearly she would die without
>> treatment. An hour's drive later and the vet gives her antibiotics.
>> By the time we get home and I let her back into the house she was
>> practically back to normal again :)

> If the rest of Tasmania is anything like the area that I saw near
> Hobart, you live in a very beautiful place. I suppose a Tasmanian devil
> would fight a cat if it thought the cat was after its food. What other
> wildlife do you have that might fight a cat?

Tasmanian devil was the first thing that came to my mind at the mention
of "Tasmania," which is I assume where they're from. Just a wild guess. :)

I personally would be afraid of those guys and would freak if any cat of
mine came in contact with one.

--
Joyce

- Your mom and I are going to divorce next month.
- What??? Why! Call me please?
- I wrote Disney and this phone changed it. We are going to Disney.
-- damnyouautocorrect.com

Joy[_3_]
March 28th 16, 11:59 PM
On 3/28/2016 2:52 PM, Bastette wrote:
> Joy wrote:
>
> > On 3/28/2016 12:32 AM, Je?us wrote:
>
> >> I have to admit I'm a worrier when it comes to my two girls if I don't
> >> know where they are and haven't seen them for a while, or if anything
> >> happens to them - with anything else I'm usually a lot more laid back
> >> <shrug>. One time though, Annie had a similar encounter, although I'm
> >> not sure if it was another cat or wildlife. I live in Tasmania, and we
> >> do have some small marsupials that have serious teeth and claws.
> >> Anyway, that time Annie came out worse with a toe half hanging off and
> >> got blood poisoning into the bargain. By the time blood poisoning was
> >> apparent, she was very unwell and clearly she would die without
> >> treatment. An hour's drive later and the vet gives her antibiotics.
> >> By the time we get home and I let her back into the house she was
> >> practically back to normal again :)
>
> > If the rest of Tasmania is anything like the area that I saw near
> > Hobart, you live in a very beautiful place. I suppose a Tasmanian devil
> > would fight a cat if it thought the cat was after its food. What other
> > wildlife do you have that might fight a cat?
>
> Tasmanian devil was the first thing that came to my mind at the mention
> of "Tasmania," which is I assume where they're from. Just a wild guess. :)
>
> I personally would be afraid of those guys and would freak if any cat of
> mine came in contact with one.
>

Yes, as far as I know, that's the only place they live. They are
actually cute and not dangerous, unless there is food around. I visited
Tasmania a couple of times, and on one of those visits I went to an
animal park. I had the chance to pet a baby devil, and saw a
demonstration of a cute little animal turning into a fierce monster when
food was put in front of it.

Bastette
March 29th 16, 06:43 PM
Joy wrote:

> On 3/28/2016 2:52 PM, Bastette wrote:
>> Joy wrote:
>>
>> > On 3/28/2016 12:32 AM, Je?us wrote:
>>
>> >> I have to admit I'm a worrier when it comes to my two girls if I don't
>> >> know where they are and haven't seen them for a while, or if anything
>> >> happens to them - with anything else I'm usually a lot more laid back
>> >> <shrug>. One time though, Annie had a similar encounter, although I'm
>> >> not sure if it was another cat or wildlife. I live in Tasmania, and we
>> >> do have some small marsupials that have serious teeth and claws.
>> >> Anyway, that time Annie came out worse with a toe half hanging off and
>> >> got blood poisoning into the bargain. By the time blood poisoning was
>> >> apparent, she was very unwell and clearly she would die without
>> >> treatment. An hour's drive later and the vet gives her antibiotics.
>> >> By the time we get home and I let her back into the house she was
>> >> practically back to normal again :)
>>
>> > If the rest of Tasmania is anything like the area that I saw near
>> > Hobart, you live in a very beautiful place. I suppose a Tasmanian devil
>> > would fight a cat if it thought the cat was after its food. What other
>> > wildlife do you have that might fight a cat?
>>
>> Tasmanian devil was the first thing that came to my mind at the mention
>> of "Tasmania," which is I assume where they're from. Just a wild guess. :)
>>
>> I personally would be afraid of those guys and would freak if any cat of
>> mine came in contact with one.
>>

> Yes, as far as I know, that's the only place they live. They are
> actually cute and not dangerous, unless there is food around. I visited
> Tasmania a couple of times, and on one of those visits I went to an
> animal park. I had the chance to pet a baby devil, and saw a
> demonstration of a cute little animal turning into a fierce monster when
> food was put in front of it.

They're also pretty nasty to each other, aren't they? I've seen videos of
them fighting and it's not pretty!

--
Joyce

I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better
for it. -- Abraham Lincoln

Jeus[_5_]
March 29th 16, 08:45 PM
On Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:45:36 -0700, Joy >
wrote:

>On 3/28/2016 12:32 AM, Je?us wrote:
>> On Sat, 26 Mar 2016 15:57:21 -0700, Joy >
>> wrote:
>>
>>> On 3/26/2016 3:48 PM, Je?us wrote:
>>>> On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:08:38 +1100, Jeus > wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:57:46 -0400, Takayuki >
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Dot disappeared on me today. When I got home from work, Buster and Spicey
>>>>>> greeted me, but Dot was nowhere in sight. This is not too unusual - she's
>>>>>> 16 years old and naps a lot. But most evenings, I see her in the window
>>>>>> when I come home, since she watches for me, since she's deaf and can't hear
>>>>>> the car.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So I went to look for Dot in the bedroom, where she usually sleeps on my
>>>>>> the bed on my pillow (or maybe it's "our" pillow). But she wasn't there.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So I looked in a couple of secondary napping spots, but no Dot. I looked to
>>>>>> see if she'd hidden under the sofas, which she hasn't done in years. But no
>>>>>> Dot. I frantically looked for her behind appliances, in closets, and
>>>>>> various other places she couldn't possibly be.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I called desperately for her, "Dot! Dot! Dorothy!", even though I knew she
>>>>>> wouldn't be able to hear me. It occurred to me that maybe my oldest cat had
>>>>>> a heart attack or something and died somewhere. In the meantime, Buster and
>>>>>> Spicey followed me curiously.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Come on guys, you were home all day; where's Dot??" But Buster just looked
>>>>>> puzzled. Spicey looked at me like I was a moron.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Finally, I remembered that I left a dresser drawer open longer than usual
>>>>>> this morning. Long enough that I checked it for naughty kitties (like
>>>>>> Buster) before I closed it.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I opened that drawer. And found nothing.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> But by this time, I was checking everywhere anyway. So I opened the next
>>>>>> drawer, which I almost never use.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> And there she was! She gave me a little "Eck!" like she does after a nap,
>>>>>> and started licking me enthusiastically as I picked her up. She must have
>>>>>> gotten in there from *underneath* the drawer I had open!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Dot had ended up trapped in there for 10 hours. But on the other hand, her
>>>>>> regular daytime nap is about 9 hours, so maybe from her perspective, she
>>>>>> was only in there for an hour longer than she'd have liked.
>>>>>
>>>>> LOL. So typical. It's not much fun though, when you can't find them
>>>>> and get worried. I woke up last night to hear Annie screaming outside
>>>>> (unusual for her to go out after everyone goes to bed), I assume she
>>>>> had an encounter with a feral cat. I went out looking but saw no sign
>>>>> of her. A couple of hours later, she made herself comfortable on top
>>>>> of me while I was sleeping. No sign of any injuries.
>>>>>
>>>>> Sometimes when I look and call out for Annie, she doesnt want to be
>>>>> found and stays quiet in her latest hidey hole in the house. I always
>>>>> get a little worried when she does that.
>>>>
>>>> Actually, Annie is limping and can't get up on her favourite cushion
>>>> ATM... looks like she sustained some injuries from her encounter.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Poor baby!
>>
>> Annie is much better now, she is back to sleeping in her current
>> favourite spot in the spare bedroom, also she jumped up onto this desk
>> earlier, so all back to normal :)
>>
>> I have to admit I'm a worrier when it comes to my two girls if I don't
>> know where they are and haven't seen them for a while, or if anything
>> happens to them - with anything else I'm usually a lot more laid back
>> <shrug>. One time though, Annie had a similar encounter, although I'm
>> not sure if it was another cat or wildlife. I live in Tasmania, and we
>> do have some small marsupials that have serious teeth and claws.
>> Anyway, that time Annie came out worse with a toe half hanging off and
>> got blood poisoning into the bargain. By the time blood poisoning was
>> apparent, she was very unwell and clearly she would die without
>> treatment. An hour's drive later and the vet gives her antibiotics.
>> By the time we get home and I let her back into the house she was
>> practically back to normal again :)
>>
>
>If the rest of Tasmania is anything like the area that I saw near
>Hobart, you live in a very beautiful place.

Thanks. I live in the north of the state, in the mountains, about
250KM north of Hobart.

>I suppose a Tasmanian devil
>would fight a cat if it thought the cat was after its food. What other
>wildlife do you have that might fight a cat?

Devils are scavengers and not likely to attack another animal, they
are sort of cowardly in that regard, despite their fierce appearance
:)

We do have quolls, which are marsupial carnivores. They will attack
and kill poultry. Some small native 'rats' that do have a serious set
of teeth - they will often eat through plastic... sometimes they just
want to eat the plastic!

Then we have (marsupial) possums - these guys are vegetarians but do
have a mean set of claws and teeth. I knew of one semi-feral cat that
was crazy enough to take them on. Twice he came home with half a cheek
missing and one time came home with only half his tail. He was a mean
but largely friendly (to humans) cat. I've seen him send off more than
one dog packing :)

Jeus[_5_]
March 29th 16, 08:47 PM
On Mon, 28 Mar 2016 21:52:59 -0000 (UTC), Bastette
> wrote:

>Joy wrote:
>
> > On 3/28/2016 12:32 AM, Je?us wrote:
>
> >> I have to admit I'm a worrier when it comes to my two girls if I don't
> >> know where they are and haven't seen them for a while, or if anything
> >> happens to them - with anything else I'm usually a lot more laid back
> >> <shrug>. One time though, Annie had a similar encounter, although I'm
> >> not sure if it was another cat or wildlife. I live in Tasmania, and we
> >> do have some small marsupials that have serious teeth and claws.
> >> Anyway, that time Annie came out worse with a toe half hanging off and
> >> got blood poisoning into the bargain. By the time blood poisoning was
> >> apparent, she was very unwell and clearly she would die without
> >> treatment. An hour's drive later and the vet gives her antibiotics.
> >> By the time we get home and I let her back into the house she was
> >> practically back to normal again :)
>
> > If the rest of Tasmania is anything like the area that I saw near
> > Hobart, you live in a very beautiful place. I suppose a Tasmanian devil
> > would fight a cat if it thought the cat was after its food. What other
> > wildlife do you have that might fight a cat?
>
>Tasmanian devil was the first thing that came to my mind at the mention
>of "Tasmania," which is I assume where they're from. Just a wild guess. :)
>
>I personally would be afraid of those guys and would freak if any cat of
>mine came in contact with one.

Devils are okay, they won't hurt anything alive. They're strictly
scavengers. I wouldn't want to pick up a wild one though :) I'd be a
lot more worried about messing with a possum... they have some serious
claws and teeth.

Joy[_3_]
March 30th 16, 07:48 AM
On 3/29/2016 12:45 PM, Je�us wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:45:36 -0700, Joy >
> wrote:
>
>> On 3/28/2016 12:32 AM, Je?us wrote:
>>> On Sat, 26 Mar 2016 15:57:21 -0700, Joy >
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 3/26/2016 3:48 PM, Je?us wrote:
>>>>> On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:08:38 +1100, Jeßus > wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:57:46 -0400, Takayuki >
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Dot disappeared on me today. When I got home from work, Buster and Spicey
>>>>>>> greeted me, but Dot was nowhere in sight. This is not too unusual - she's
>>>>>>> 16 years old and naps a lot. But most evenings, I see her in the window
>>>>>>> when I come home, since she watches for me, since she's deaf and can't hear
>>>>>>> the car.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> So I went to look for Dot in the bedroom, where she usually sleeps on my
>>>>>>> the bed on my pillow (or maybe it's "our" pillow). But she wasn't there.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> So I looked in a couple of secondary napping spots, but no Dot. I looked to
>>>>>>> see if she'd hidden under the sofas, which she hasn't done in years. But no
>>>>>>> Dot. I frantically looked for her behind appliances, in closets, and
>>>>>>> various other places she couldn't possibly be.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I called desperately for her, "Dot! Dot! Dorothy!", even though I knew she
>>>>>>> wouldn't be able to hear me. It occurred to me that maybe my oldest cat had
>>>>>>> a heart attack or something and died somewhere. In the meantime, Buster and
>>>>>>> Spicey followed me curiously.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Come on guys, you were home all day; where's Dot??" But Buster just looked
>>>>>>> puzzled. Spicey looked at me like I was a moron.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Finally, I remembered that I left a dresser drawer open longer than usual
>>>>>>> this morning. Long enough that I checked it for naughty kitties (like
>>>>>>> Buster) before I closed it.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I opened that drawer. And found nothing.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> But by this time, I was checking everywhere anyway. So I opened the next
>>>>>>> drawer, which I almost never use.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> And there she was! She gave me a little "Eck!" like she does after a nap,
>>>>>>> and started licking me enthusiastically as I picked her up. She must have
>>>>>>> gotten in there from *underneath* the drawer I had open!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Dot had ended up trapped in there for 10 hours. But on the other hand, her
>>>>>>> regular daytime nap is about 9 hours, so maybe from her perspective, she
>>>>>>> was only in there for an hour longer than she'd have liked.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> LOL. So typical. It's not much fun though, when you can't find them
>>>>>> and get worried. I woke up last night to hear Annie screaming outside
>>>>>> (unusual for her to go out after everyone goes to bed), I assume she
>>>>>> had an encounter with a feral cat. I went out looking but saw no sign
>>>>>> of her. A couple of hours later, she made herself comfortable on top
>>>>>> of me while I was sleeping. No sign of any injuries.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sometimes when I look and call out for Annie, she doesnt want to be
>>>>>> found and stays quiet in her latest hidey hole in the house. I always
>>>>>> get a little worried when she does that.
>>>>>
>>>>> Actually, Annie is limping and can't get up on her favourite cushion
>>>>> ATM... looks like she sustained some injuries from her encounter.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Poor baby!
>>>
>>> Annie is much better now, she is back to sleeping in her current
>>> favourite spot in the spare bedroom, also she jumped up onto this desk
>>> earlier, so all back to normal :)
>>>
>>> I have to admit I'm a worrier when it comes to my two girls if I don't
>>> know where they are and haven't seen them for a while, or if anything
>>> happens to them - with anything else I'm usually a lot more laid back
>>> <shrug>. One time though, Annie had a similar encounter, although I'm
>>> not sure if it was another cat or wildlife. I live in Tasmania, and we
>>> do have some small marsupials that have serious teeth and claws.
>>> Anyway, that time Annie came out worse with a toe half hanging off and
>>> got blood poisoning into the bargain. By the time blood poisoning was
>>> apparent, she was very unwell and clearly she would die without
>>> treatment. An hour's drive later and the vet gives her antibiotics.
>>> By the time we get home and I let her back into the house she was
>>> practically back to normal again :)
>>>
>>
>> If the rest of Tasmania is anything like the area that I saw near
>> Hobart, you live in a very beautiful place.
>
> Thanks. I live in the north of the state, in the mountains, about
> 250KM north of Hobart.
>
>> I suppose a Tasmanian devil
>> would fight a cat if it thought the cat was after its food. What other
>> wildlife do you have that might fight a cat?
>
> Devils are scavengers and not likely to attack another animal, they
> are sort of cowardly in that regard, despite their fierce appearance
> :)
>
> We do have quolls, which are marsupial carnivores. They will attack
> and kill poultry. Some small native 'rats' that do have a serious set
> of teeth - they will often eat through plastic... sometimes they just
> want to eat the plastic!
>
> Then we have (marsupial) possums - these guys are vegetarians but do
> have a mean set of claws and teeth. I knew of one semi-feral cat that
> was crazy enough to take them on. Twice he came home with half a cheek
> missing and one time came home with only half his tail. He was a mean
> but largely friendly (to humans) cat. I've seen him send off more than
> one dog packing :)
>

You certainly have a lot more interesting critters than we do here in
California.

On my various visits to Australia, I've held a koala, a baby wombat, a
possum and a baby crocodile (with its mouth taped shut). I've had
kangaroos eating out of my hand, and had the chance to pet a baby
Tasmanian devil, a dingo pup and a large fish (on the Great Barrier
Reef). Oh yes, I also rode a camel in the Red Centre.

Many years ago I had a cat that had all the cats and most of the dogs in
our neighborhood terrorized. Then we moved, and he retired. The only
time I saw him get aggressive after we moved was really funny. Another
cat of ours had brought home a kitten. He brought the kitten in the cat
door, led him up to me and said, "Look, Mama. He followed me home. Can
I keep him?"

When nobody else claimed the kitten, we did keep him. Tawny (the cat I
mentioned) resented the kitten and hissed at him every time they were in
the same room. Then one day I happened to be out in front of the house,
and both Tawny and the kitten were also out there. A neighbor cat
attacked the kitten, and Tawny sprang into action. "That's my kitten,
and nobody else is allowed to beat up on him!"

He jumped that cat, the rolled around a bit, and the cat broke loose and
ran down the street. Tawny chased him and jumped him again. They
repeated the process all the way to where the street curved. I don't
know how far it went on after that. The neighborhood cat never came
near the kitten again.

jmcquown[_2_]
March 30th 16, 10:27 PM
On 3/30/2016 2:48 AM, Joy wrote:
> You certainly have a lot more interesting critters than we do here in
> California.
>
> On my various visits to Australia, I've held a koala, a baby wombat, a
> possum and a baby crocodile (with its mouth taped shut). I've had
> kangaroos eating out of my hand, and had the chance to pet a baby
> Tasmanian devil, a dingo pup and a large fish (on the Great Barrier
> Reef). Oh yes, I also rode a camel in the Red Centre.
>
> Many years ago I had a cat that had all the cats and most of the dogs in
> our neighborhood terrorized. Then we moved, and he retired. The only
> time I saw him get aggressive after we moved was really funny. Another
> cat of ours had brought home a kitten. He brought the kitten in the cat
> door, led him up to me and said, "Look, Mama. He followed me home. Can
> I keep him?"
>
> When nobody else claimed the kitten, we did keep him. Tawny (the cat I
> mentioned) resented the kitten and hissed at him every time they were in
> the same room. Then one day I happened to be out in front of the house,
> and both Tawny and the kitten were also out there. A neighbor cat
> attacked the kitten, and Tawny sprang into action. "That's my kitten,
> and nobody else is allowed to beat up on him!"
>
> He jumped that cat, the rolled around a bit, and the cat broke loose and
> ran down the street. Tawny chased him and jumped him again. They
> repeated the process all the way to where the street curved. I don't
> know how far it went on after that. The neighborhood cat never came
> near the kitten again.

Tawny was a tough gal! :) Thanks for sharing that with us.

And JeBus, too. I'm sure I'll never have a chance to visit Tasmania.

Jill

Jill

Jeus[_5_]
March 31st 16, 10:04 PM
On Tue, 29 Mar 2016 23:48:02 -0700, Joy >
wrote:

>On 3/29/2016 12:45 PM, Je?us wrote:
>> On Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:45:36 -0700, Joy >
>> wrote:
>>
>>> On 3/28/2016 12:32 AM, Je?us wrote:
>>>> On Sat, 26 Mar 2016 15:57:21 -0700, Joy >
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On 3/26/2016 3:48 PM, Je?us wrote:
>>>>>> On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:08:38 +1100, Jeus > wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:57:46 -0400, Takayuki >
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Dot disappeared on me today. When I got home from work, Buster and Spicey
>>>>>>>> greeted me, but Dot was nowhere in sight. This is not too unusual - she's
>>>>>>>> 16 years old and naps a lot. But most evenings, I see her in the window
>>>>>>>> when I come home, since she watches for me, since she's deaf and can't hear
>>>>>>>> the car.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> So I went to look for Dot in the bedroom, where she usually sleeps on my
>>>>>>>> the bed on my pillow (or maybe it's "our" pillow). But she wasn't there.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> So I looked in a couple of secondary napping spots, but no Dot. I looked to
>>>>>>>> see if she'd hidden under the sofas, which she hasn't done in years. But no
>>>>>>>> Dot. I frantically looked for her behind appliances, in closets, and
>>>>>>>> various other places she couldn't possibly be.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I called desperately for her, "Dot! Dot! Dorothy!", even though I knew she
>>>>>>>> wouldn't be able to hear me. It occurred to me that maybe my oldest cat had
>>>>>>>> a heart attack or something and died somewhere. In the meantime, Buster and
>>>>>>>> Spicey followed me curiously.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Come on guys, you were home all day; where's Dot??" But Buster just looked
>>>>>>>> puzzled. Spicey looked at me like I was a moron.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Finally, I remembered that I left a dresser drawer open longer than usual
>>>>>>>> this morning. Long enough that I checked it for naughty kitties (like
>>>>>>>> Buster) before I closed it.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I opened that drawer. And found nothing.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> But by this time, I was checking everywhere anyway. So I opened the next
>>>>>>>> drawer, which I almost never use.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> And there she was! She gave me a little "Eck!" like she does after a nap,
>>>>>>>> and started licking me enthusiastically as I picked her up. She must have
>>>>>>>> gotten in there from *underneath* the drawer I had open!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Dot had ended up trapped in there for 10 hours. But on the other hand, her
>>>>>>>> regular daytime nap is about 9 hours, so maybe from her perspective, she
>>>>>>>> was only in there for an hour longer than she'd have liked.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> LOL. So typical. It's not much fun though, when you can't find them
>>>>>>> and get worried. I woke up last night to hear Annie screaming outside
>>>>>>> (unusual for her to go out after everyone goes to bed), I assume she
>>>>>>> had an encounter with a feral cat. I went out looking but saw no sign
>>>>>>> of her. A couple of hours later, she made herself comfortable on top
>>>>>>> of me while I was sleeping. No sign of any injuries.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sometimes when I look and call out for Annie, she doesnt want to be
>>>>>>> found and stays quiet in her latest hidey hole in the house. I always
>>>>>>> get a little worried when she does that.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Actually, Annie is limping and can't get up on her favourite cushion
>>>>>> ATM... looks like she sustained some injuries from her encounter.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Poor baby!
>>>>
>>>> Annie is much better now, she is back to sleeping in her current
>>>> favourite spot in the spare bedroom, also she jumped up onto this desk
>>>> earlier, so all back to normal :)
>>>>
>>>> I have to admit I'm a worrier when it comes to my two girls if I don't
>>>> know where they are and haven't seen them for a while, or if anything
>>>> happens to them - with anything else I'm usually a lot more laid back
>>>> <shrug>. One time though, Annie had a similar encounter, although I'm
>>>> not sure if it was another cat or wildlife. I live in Tasmania, and we
>>>> do have some small marsupials that have serious teeth and claws.
>>>> Anyway, that time Annie came out worse with a toe half hanging off and
>>>> got blood poisoning into the bargain. By the time blood poisoning was
>>>> apparent, she was very unwell and clearly she would die without
>>>> treatment. An hour's drive later and the vet gives her antibiotics.
>>>> By the time we get home and I let her back into the house she was
>>>> practically back to normal again :)
>>>>
>>>
>>> If the rest of Tasmania is anything like the area that I saw near
>>> Hobart, you live in a very beautiful place.
>>
>> Thanks. I live in the north of the state, in the mountains, about
>> 250KM north of Hobart.
>>
>>> I suppose a Tasmanian devil
>>> would fight a cat if it thought the cat was after its food. What other
>>> wildlife do you have that might fight a cat?
>>
>> Devils are scavengers and not likely to attack another animal, they
>> are sort of cowardly in that regard, despite their fierce appearance
>> :)
>>
>> We do have quolls, which are marsupial carnivores. They will attack
>> and kill poultry. Some small native 'rats' that do have a serious set
>> of teeth - they will often eat through plastic... sometimes they just
>> want to eat the plastic!
>>
>> Then we have (marsupial) possums - these guys are vegetarians but do
>> have a mean set of claws and teeth. I knew of one semi-feral cat that
>> was crazy enough to take them on. Twice he came home with half a cheek
>> missing and one time came home with only half his tail. He was a mean
>> but largely friendly (to humans) cat. I've seen him send off more than
>> one dog packing :)
>>
>
>You certainly have a lot more interesting critters than we do here in
>California.

At least when it comes to marsupials we do :)

The Tasmanian Tiger (not a real tiger, but a large dog-sized
carnivore) has supposedly been extinct since the 1930's, although some
people feel they are still around. Periodically there is an alleged
sighting. I wouldn't be surprised if there were still around, much of
the area around here is inaccessible and remote. There have been times
I have come across kills that I cannot explain... there are no other
animals around that could do it, including wild dogs (too cold for
them to survive our winters).

>On my various visits to Australia, I've held a koala, a baby wombat, a
>possum and a baby crocodile (with its mouth taped shut). I've had
>kangaroos eating out of my hand, and had the chance to pet a baby
>Tasmanian devil, a dingo pup and a large fish (on the Great Barrier
>Reef). Oh yes, I also rode a camel in the Red Centre.
>
>Many years ago I had a cat that had all the cats and most of the dogs in
>our neighborhood terrorized. Then we moved, and he retired. The only
>time I saw him get aggressive after we moved was really funny. Another
>cat of ours had brought home a kitten. He brought the kitten in the cat
>door, led him up to me and said, "Look, Mama. He followed me home. Can
>I keep him?"

LOL, love it :)

>When nobody else claimed the kitten, we did keep him. Tawny (the cat I
>mentioned) resented the kitten and hissed at him every time they were in
>the same room. Then one day I happened to be out in front of the house,
>and both Tawny and the kitten were also out there. A neighbor cat
>attacked the kitten, and Tawny sprang into action. "That's my kitten,
>and nobody else is allowed to beat up on him!"
>
>He jumped that cat, the rolled around a bit, and the cat broke loose and
>ran down the street. Tawny chased him and jumped him again. They
>repeated the process all the way to where the street curved. I don't
>know how far it went on after that. The neighborhood cat never came
>near the kitten again.

This is why we love cats...

Joy[_3_]
March 31st 16, 11:43 PM
On 3/31/2016 2:04 PM, Je�us wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Mar 2016 23:48:02 -0700, Joy >
> wrote:
>
>> On 3/29/2016 12:45 PM, Je?us wrote:
>>> On Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:45:36 -0700, Joy >
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 3/28/2016 12:32 AM, Je?us wrote:
>>>>> On Sat, 26 Mar 2016 15:57:21 -0700, Joy >
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> On 3/26/2016 3:48 PM, Je?us wrote:
>>>>>>> On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:08:38 +1100, Jeßus > wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:57:46 -0400, Takayuki >
>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Dot disappeared on me today. When I got home from work, Buster and Spicey
>>>>>>>>> greeted me, but Dot was nowhere in sight. This is not too unusual - she's
>>>>>>>>> 16 years old and naps a lot. But most evenings, I see her in the window
>>>>>>>>> when I come home, since she watches for me, since she's deaf and can't hear
>>>>>>>>> the car.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> So I went to look for Dot in the bedroom, where she usually sleeps on my
>>>>>>>>> the bed on my pillow (or maybe it's "our" pillow). But she wasn't there.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> So I looked in a couple of secondary napping spots, but no Dot. I looked to
>>>>>>>>> see if she'd hidden under the sofas, which she hasn't done in years. But no
>>>>>>>>> Dot. I frantically looked for her behind appliances, in closets, and
>>>>>>>>> various other places she couldn't possibly be.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I called desperately for her, "Dot! Dot! Dorothy!", even though I knew she
>>>>>>>>> wouldn't be able to hear me. It occurred to me that maybe my oldest cat had
>>>>>>>>> a heart attack or something and died somewhere. In the meantime, Buster and
>>>>>>>>> Spicey followed me curiously.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> "Come on guys, you were home all day; where's Dot??" But Buster just looked
>>>>>>>>> puzzled. Spicey looked at me like I was a moron.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Finally, I remembered that I left a dresser drawer open longer than usual
>>>>>>>>> this morning. Long enough that I checked it for naughty kitties (like
>>>>>>>>> Buster) before I closed it.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I opened that drawer. And found nothing.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> But by this time, I was checking everywhere anyway. So I opened the next
>>>>>>>>> drawer, which I almost never use.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> And there she was! She gave me a little "Eck!" like she does after a nap,
>>>>>>>>> and started licking me enthusiastically as I picked her up. She must have
>>>>>>>>> gotten in there from *underneath* the drawer I had open!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Dot had ended up trapped in there for 10 hours. But on the other hand, her
>>>>>>>>> regular daytime nap is about 9 hours, so maybe from her perspective, she
>>>>>>>>> was only in there for an hour longer than she'd have liked.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> LOL. So typical. It's not much fun though, when you can't find them
>>>>>>>> and get worried. I woke up last night to hear Annie screaming outside
>>>>>>>> (unusual for her to go out after everyone goes to bed), I assume she
>>>>>>>> had an encounter with a feral cat. I went out looking but saw no sign
>>>>>>>> of her. A couple of hours later, she made herself comfortable on top
>>>>>>>> of me while I was sleeping. No sign of any injuries.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Sometimes when I look and call out for Annie, she doesnt want to be
>>>>>>>> found and stays quiet in her latest hidey hole in the house. I always
>>>>>>>> get a little worried when she does that.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Actually, Annie is limping and can't get up on her favourite cushion
>>>>>>> ATM... looks like she sustained some injuries from her encounter.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Poor baby!
>>>>>
>>>>> Annie is much better now, she is back to sleeping in her current
>>>>> favourite spot in the spare bedroom, also she jumped up onto this desk
>>>>> earlier, so all back to normal :)
>>>>>
>>>>> I have to admit I'm a worrier when it comes to my two girls if I don't
>>>>> know where they are and haven't seen them for a while, or if anything
>>>>> happens to them - with anything else I'm usually a lot more laid back
>>>>> <shrug>. One time though, Annie had a similar encounter, although I'm
>>>>> not sure if it was another cat or wildlife. I live in Tasmania, and we
>>>>> do have some small marsupials that have serious teeth and claws.
>>>>> Anyway, that time Annie came out worse with a toe half hanging off and
>>>>> got blood poisoning into the bargain. By the time blood poisoning was
>>>>> apparent, she was very unwell and clearly she would die without
>>>>> treatment. An hour's drive later and the vet gives her antibiotics.
>>>>> By the time we get home and I let her back into the house she was
>>>>> practically back to normal again :)
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> If the rest of Tasmania is anything like the area that I saw near
>>>> Hobart, you live in a very beautiful place.
>>>
>>> Thanks. I live in the north of the state, in the mountains, about
>>> 250KM north of Hobart.
>>>
>>>> I suppose a Tasmanian devil
>>>> would fight a cat if it thought the cat was after its food. What other
>>>> wildlife do you have that might fight a cat?
>>>
>>> Devils are scavengers and not likely to attack another animal, they
>>> are sort of cowardly in that regard, despite their fierce appearance
>>> :)
>>>
>>> We do have quolls, which are marsupial carnivores. They will attack
>>> and kill poultry. Some small native 'rats' that do have a serious set
>>> of teeth - they will often eat through plastic... sometimes they just
>>> want to eat the plastic!
>>>
>>> Then we have (marsupial) possums - these guys are vegetarians but do
>>> have a mean set of claws and teeth. I knew of one semi-feral cat that
>>> was crazy enough to take them on. Twice he came home with half a cheek
>>> missing and one time came home with only half his tail. He was a mean
>>> but largely friendly (to humans) cat. I've seen him send off more than
>>> one dog packing :)
>>>
>>
>> You certainly have a lot more interesting critters than we do here in
>> California.
>
> At least when it comes to marsupials we do :)
>
> The Tasmanian Tiger (not a real tiger, but a large dog-sized
> carnivore) has supposedly been extinct since the 1930's, although some
> people feel they are still around. Periodically there is an alleged
> sighting. I wouldn't be surprised if there were still around, much of
> the area around here is inaccessible and remote. There have been times
> I have come across kills that I cannot explain... there are no other
> animals around that could do it, including wild dogs (too cold for
> them to survive our winters).
>
>> On my various visits to Australia, I've held a koala, a baby wombat, a
>> possum and a baby crocodile (with its mouth taped shut). I've had
>> kangaroos eating out of my hand, and had the chance to pet a baby
>> Tasmanian devil, a dingo pup and a large fish (on the Great Barrier
>> Reef). Oh yes, I also rode a camel in the Red Centre.
>>
>> Many years ago I had a cat that had all the cats and most of the dogs in
>> our neighborhood terrorized. Then we moved, and he retired. The only
>> time I saw him get aggressive after we moved was really funny. Another
>> cat of ours had brought home a kitten. He brought the kitten in the cat
>> door, led him up to me and said, "Look, Mama. He followed me home. Can
>> I keep him?"
>
> LOL, love it :)
>
>> When nobody else claimed the kitten, we did keep him. Tawny (the cat I
>> mentioned) resented the kitten and hissed at him every time they were in
>> the same room. Then one day I happened to be out in front of the house,
>> and both Tawny and the kitten were also out there. A neighbor cat
>> attacked the kitten, and Tawny sprang into action. "That's my kitten,
>> and nobody else is allowed to beat up on him!"
>>
>> He jumped that cat, the rolled around a bit, and the cat broke loose and
>> ran down the street. Tawny chased him and jumped him again. They
>> repeated the process all the way to where the street curved. I don't
>> know how far it went on after that. The neighborhood cat never came
>> near the kitten again.
>
> This is why we love cats...

Yup.

Will in New Haven[_2_]
April 1st 16, 12:24 AM
On Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:05:00 PM UTC-4, Jeus wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Mar 2016 23:48:02 -0700, Joy >
> wrote:
>
> >On 3/29/2016 12:45 PM, Je?us wrote:
> >> On Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:45:36 -0700, Joy >
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> On 3/28/2016 12:32 AM, Je?us wrote:
> >>>> On Sat, 26 Mar 2016 15:57:21 -0700, Joy >
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> On 3/26/2016 3:48 PM, Je?us wrote:
> >>>>>> On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:08:38 +1100, Jeus > wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> On Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:57:46 -0400, Takayuki >
> >>>>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Dot disappeared on me today. When I got home from work, Buster and Spicey
> >>>>>>>> greeted me, but Dot was nowhere in sight. This is not too unusual - she's
> >>>>>>>> 16 years old and naps a lot. But most evenings, I see her in the window
> >>>>>>>> when I come home, since she watches for me, since she's deaf and can't hear
> >>>>>>>> the car.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> So I went to look for Dot in the bedroom, where she usually sleeps on my
> >>>>>>>> the bed on my pillow (or maybe it's "our" pillow). But she wasn't there.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> So I looked in a couple of secondary napping spots, but no Dot. I looked to
> >>>>>>>> see if she'd hidden under the sofas, which she hasn't done in years. But no
> >>>>>>>> Dot. I frantically looked for her behind appliances, in closets, and
> >>>>>>>> various other places she couldn't possibly be.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> I called desperately for her, "Dot! Dot! Dorothy!", even though I knew she
> >>>>>>>> wouldn't be able to hear me. It occurred to me that maybe my oldest cat had
> >>>>>>>> a heart attack or something and died somewhere. In the meantime, Buster and
> >>>>>>>> Spicey followed me curiously.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> "Come on guys, you were home all day; where's Dot??" But Buster just looked
> >>>>>>>> puzzled. Spicey looked at me like I was a moron.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Finally, I remembered that I left a dresser drawer open longer than usual
> >>>>>>>> this morning. Long enough that I checked it for naughty kitties (like
> >>>>>>>> Buster) before I closed it.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> I opened that drawer. And found nothing.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> But by this time, I was checking everywhere anyway. So I opened the next
> >>>>>>>> drawer, which I almost never use.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> And there she was! She gave me a little "Eck!" like she does after a nap,
> >>>>>>>> and started licking me enthusiastically as I picked her up. She must have
> >>>>>>>> gotten in there from *underneath* the drawer I had open!
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Dot had ended up trapped in there for 10 hours. But on the other hand, her
> >>>>>>>> regular daytime nap is about 9 hours, so maybe from her perspective, she
> >>>>>>>> was only in there for an hour longer than she'd have liked.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> LOL. So typical. It's not much fun though, when you can't find them
> >>>>>>> and get worried. I woke up last night to hear Annie screaming outside
> >>>>>>> (unusual for her to go out after everyone goes to bed), I assume she
> >>>>>>> had an encounter with a feral cat. I went out looking but saw no sign
> >>>>>>> of her. A couple of hours later, she made herself comfortable on top
> >>>>>>> of me while I was sleeping. No sign of any injuries.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Sometimes when I look and call out for Annie, she doesnt want to be
> >>>>>>> found and stays quiet in her latest hidey hole in the house. I always
> >>>>>>> get a little worried when she does that.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Actually, Annie is limping and can't get up on her favourite cushion
> >>>>>> ATM... looks like she sustained some injuries from her encounter.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Poor baby!
> >>>>
> >>>> Annie is much better now, she is back to sleeping in her current
> >>>> favourite spot in the spare bedroom, also she jumped up onto this desk
> >>>> earlier, so all back to normal :)
> >>>>
> >>>> I have to admit I'm a worrier when it comes to my two girls if I don't
> >>>> know where they are and haven't seen them for a while, or if anything
> >>>> happens to them - with anything else I'm usually a lot more laid back
> >>>> <shrug>. One time though, Annie had a similar encounter, although I'm
> >>>> not sure if it was another cat or wildlife. I live in Tasmania, and we
> >>>> do have some small marsupials that have serious teeth and claws.
> >>>> Anyway, that time Annie came out worse with a toe half hanging off and
> >>>> got blood poisoning into the bargain. By the time blood poisoning was
> >>>> apparent, she was very unwell and clearly she would die without
> >>>> treatment. An hour's drive later and the vet gives her antibiotics.
> >>>> By the time we get home and I let her back into the house she was
> >>>> practically back to normal again :)
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> If the rest of Tasmania is anything like the area that I saw near
> >>> Hobart, you live in a very beautiful place.
> >>
> >> Thanks. I live in the north of the state, in the mountains, about
> >> 250KM north of Hobart.
> >>
> >>> I suppose a Tasmanian devil
> >>> would fight a cat if it thought the cat was after its food. What other
> >>> wildlife do you have that might fight a cat?
> >>
> >> Devils are scavengers and not likely to attack another animal, they
> >> are sort of cowardly in that regard, despite their fierce appearance
> >> :)
> >>
> >> We do have quolls, which are marsupial carnivores. They will attack
> >> and kill poultry. Some small native 'rats' that do have a serious set
> >> of teeth - they will often eat through plastic... sometimes they just
> >> want to eat the plastic!
> >>
> >> Then we have (marsupial) possums - these guys are vegetarians but do
> >> have a mean set of claws and teeth. I knew of one semi-feral cat that
> >> was crazy enough to take them on. Twice he came home with half a cheek
> >> missing and one time came home with only half his tail. He was a mean
> >> but largely friendly (to humans) cat. I've seen him send off more than
> >> one dog packing :)
> >>
> >
> >You certainly have a lot more interesting critters than we do here in
> >California.
>
> At least when it comes to marsupials we do :)
>
> The Tasmanian Tiger (not a real tiger, but a large dog-sized
> carnivore) has supposedly been extinct since the 1930's, although some
> people feel they are still around. Periodically there is an alleged
> sighting. I wouldn't be surprised if there were still around, much of
> the area around here is inaccessible and remote. There have been times
> I have come across kills that I cannot explain... there are no other
> animals around that could do it, including wild dogs (too cold for
> them to survive our winters).

Wild (feral) dogs survive in the coldest parts of North America. The only limiting factors on their spread are human efforts and the presence of wolves.

--
Will in New Haven

Jeus[_5_]
April 2nd 16, 12:54 AM
On Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:24:47 -0700 (PDT), Will in New Haven
> wrote:

>On Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:05:00 PM UTC-4, Jeus wrote:
<snip>
>> The Tasmanian Tiger (not a real tiger, but a large dog-sized
>> carnivore) has supposedly been extinct since the 1930's, although some
>> people feel they are still around. Periodically there is an alleged
>> sighting. I wouldn't be surprised if there were still around, much of
>> the area around here is inaccessible and remote. There have been times
>> I have come across kills that I cannot explain... there are no other
>> animals around that could do it, including wild dogs (too cold for
>> them to survive our winters).
>
>Wild (feral) dogs survive in the coldest parts of North America. The only limiting factors on their spread are human efforts and the presence of wolves.

Good point and so much for my theory :)
I don't know why, but feral dogs don't seem to surive here for very
long. The Mainland is another matter entirely...