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-Ron
December 1st 04, 04:33 AM
My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs.
She jumps and drops them in my bed when im sleeping, usually in the morning
These things are the size of mice and absolutely disgusting .
Any way stop this without insulting her ?

I will read replies in the group
-Ron

Tiger Girl
December 1st 04, 05:43 AM
On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 03:33:43 GMT, "-Ron"
> wrote:

>My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs.
>She jumps and drops them in my bed when im sleeping, usually in the morning

Oh, my God, I just developed a much stronger tolerance for my cat's
new habit of humping the sofa pillows. Water bugs in the bed???
EEEEUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!!!

>Any way stop this without insulting her ?

I can't think of anything worse she might do if you _do_ insult her,
short of defecating in the bed. And given what I know of water bugs,
I'm not so sure that defacating would actually be worse! It may be
time to start sleeping with her on one side of the bedroom door and
you and the bed on the other. I'd hate to kick my kitty out of bed,
but I think that giant flying insects first thing in the morning would
persuade me to.

Best of luck...

Shawn Hearn
December 1st 04, 06:18 AM
In article <[email protected]>,
"-Ron" > wrote:

> My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs.
> She jumps and drops them in my bed when im sleeping, usually in the morning
> These things are the size of mice and absolutely disgusting .
> Any way stop this without insulting her ?

Your cat is doing what cats do. If I were you, I would consider hiring a
good exterminator to get rid of those water bugs.

-Ron
December 1st 04, 07:26 AM
My girlfriend was taking a nap and the cat dropped one into the covers, the
neighbors heard the screaming down the street and called the cops who
literally knocked me over and out the way when I opened the door.
She's traumatized, Dr. had to prescribe these expensive pills to fall asleep

I live between a lake and a bay, these things get in the strangest ways and
hide.
Garage door, attic, etc.
I had an exterminator bomb the place, the cat still finds a way to find them

"Tiger Girl" > wrote in message
...
> On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 03:33:43 GMT, "-Ron"
> > wrote:
>
> >My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs.
> >She jumps and drops them in my bed when im sleeping, usually in the
morning
>
> Oh, my God, I just developed a much stronger tolerance for my cat's
> new habit of humping the sofa pillows. Water bugs in the bed???
> EEEEUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!!!
>
> >Any way stop this without insulting her ?
>
> I can't think of anything worse she might do if you _do_ insult her,
> short of defecating in the bed. And given what I know of water bugs,
> I'm not so sure that defacating would actually be worse! It may be
> time to start sleeping with her on one side of the bedroom door and
> you and the bed on the other. I'd hate to kick my kitty out of bed,
> but I think that giant flying insects first thing in the morning would
> persuade me to.
>
> Best of luck...
>
>

Dave
December 1st 04, 09:57 AM
In message > Shawn Hearn
> wrote:

>> My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs.
>> She jumps and drops them in my bed when im sleeping, usually in the morning
>> These things are the size of mice and absolutely disgusting .
>> Any way stop this without insulting her ?
>
>Your cat is doing what cats do. If I were you, I would consider hiring a
>good exterminator to get rid of those water bugs.

I thought that's why we have cats: In-house exterminators

Ollie Clark
December 1st 04, 02:34 PM
-Ron wrote:
> My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs.
> She jumps and drops them in my bed when im sleeping, usually in the morning
> These things are the size of mice and absolutely disgusting .
> Any way stop this without insulting her ?

Not really. Cats catch living things. It's instinct. The only way to stop
her is keep her indoors (or keep the water bugs outdoors if you already
do).

--
"Fighting terrorists with a military invasion is like trying to kill
a bee by shooting its beehive with a shotgun." - Anonymous, USENET
http://www.ollieclark.com/acronyms.html

~*Connie*~
December 2nd 04, 02:05 AM
"-Ron" > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs.
> She jumps and drops them in my bed when im sleeping, usually in the
morning
> These things are the size of mice and absolutely disgusting .
> Any way stop this without insulting her ?
>
> I will read replies in the group
> -Ron

Your kitty loves you and is giving you presents. She knows you can't hunt
them on your own, and wants to help you out. The only way I know to
discourage this practice is to show displeasure at the gift. She'll be
upset - as anyone would if you showed displeasure at getting a gift, but
she'll get over it.

Mike Rhino
December 2nd 04, 03:14 AM
"~*Connie*~" > wrote in message
...
>
> "-Ron" > wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs.
> > She jumps and drops them in my bed when im sleeping, usually in the
> morning
> > These things are the size of mice and absolutely disgusting .
> > Any way stop this without insulting her ?
> >
> > I will read replies in the group
> > -Ron
>
> Your kitty loves you and is giving you presents. She knows you can't hunt
> them on your own, and wants to help you out.

What if you went out there with a butterfly net and caught more than the
kitty. Would she still give you some of hers?

Tiger Girl
December 2nd 04, 04:08 AM
On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 06:26:30 GMT, "-Ron"
> wrote:

>My girlfriend was taking a nap and the cat dropped one into the covers, the
>neighbors heard the screaming down the street and called the cops who
>literally knocked me over and out the way when I opened the door.
>She's traumatized, Dr. had to prescribe these expensive pills to fall asleep

I'm right up there with _that_. I don't know where you live, but if
you're in the gulf-coast region of the US, ain't no exterminator gonna
be able to take care of the water bug problem.

>I live between a lake and a bay, these things get in the strangest ways and
>hide.
>Garage door, attic, etc.
>I had an exterminator bomb the place, the cat still finds a way to find them

The exterminator can't do it because they don't actually _live_ in the
house, for the most part. They come in from the outside to get water,
shelter, etc.

I'm impressed that the cat catches them. My cat felt the same way
about them that I do - he came crying to me once and when I checked
things out I found one of those horrible creatures in his food dish.
I read him the Riot Act about what exactly it means to be a
"predator"...right after I instantaneously teleported myself into
another room and up onto the dining room table.

Tony P.
December 3rd 04, 03:11 AM
In article <[email protected]>,
says...
> My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs.
> She jumps and drops them in my bed when im sleeping, usually in the morning
> These things are the size of mice and absolutely disgusting .
> Any way stop this without insulting her ?
>
> I will read replies in the group
> -Ron
>

LOL - our female cat likes to catch mice and mummify them, then trot
them out later to play with.

Since moving to the new place we've found out there's a mouse problem.
But with three cats in the house the mice don't stand a chance.

Of course I'm telling my landlady that the damned glue traps don't work
worth a damn and that I'm deducting the necessary funds from the rent to
go out and buy mechanical traps and a huge jar of chunky peanut butter.

Pete T
December 4th 04, 06:50 AM
Could be much worse
Im in Long island, here we have these big blood red colored Norwegian
waterbugs.
My cat brought one in and showed it my girlfriend on as she sat on the
"throne" .
She ran out screaming with her pants down and jumped on the sofa, knocked
the clock down. I was in tears laughing and almost gave myself a hernia.
She has since left me over the cat.

-J


My girlfriend dumped me
"-Ron" > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> My girlfriend was taking a nap and the cat dropped one into the covers,
the
> neighbors heard the screaming down the street and called the cops who
> literally knocked me over and out the way when I opened the door.
> She's traumatized, Dr. had to prescribe these expensive pills to fall
asleep
>
> I live between a lake and a bay, these things get in the strangest ways
and
> hide.
> Garage door, attic, etc.
> I had an exterminator bomb the place, the cat still finds a way to find
them
>
> "Tiger Girl" > wrote in message
> ...
> > On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 03:33:43 GMT, "-Ron"
> > > wrote:
> >
> > >My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs.
> > >She jumps and drops them in my bed when im sleeping, usually in the
> morning
> >
> > Oh, my God, I just developed a much stronger tolerance for my cat's
> > new habit of humping the sofa pillows. Water bugs in the bed???
> > EEEEUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!!!
> >
> > >Any way stop this without insulting her ?
> >
> > I can't think of anything worse she might do if you _do_ insult her,
> > short of defecating in the bed. And given what I know of water bugs,
> > I'm not so sure that defacating would actually be worse! It may be
> > time to start sleeping with her on one side of the bedroom door and
> > you and the bed on the other. I'd hate to kick my kitty out of bed,
> > but I think that giant flying insects first thing in the morning would
> > persuade me to.
> >
> > Best of luck...
> >
> >
>