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Old February 21st 05, 10:39 PM
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Phil P. wrote:
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Oh Stevie, I'm so flattered that my opinion is so important to you!


Who were you again?

S.

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Old February 22nd 05, 07:41 AM
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ceb wrote:

Such a cutie! I'm so sorry about her illness, that is so hard.

--Catherine


Thanks. What kills me is if it hadn't been misdiagnosed when she first
started having problems, the tumor may have been operable.

-L.

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Old February 22nd 05, 06:15 PM
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"Meghan Noecker" wrote in message
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On 21 Feb 2005 09:04:13 -0800, "Hemmaholic"
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I think it would also be good to work at educating the people around
us. I am havning a hard time with various myths that people have about
altering their cats.

For example, two of my co-workers are a mother and son. They had a
female cat, and they felt they could not afford to get her fixed. So,
she had 4 litters of 4 kittens each, all in less than 2 years. So, we
finally convinced her to get the cat fixed.

Two weeks later, the cat got hit by a car and died. Now, we all know
that was some bad luck with the timing, and if the cat had been kept
indoors, none of that would have happened.

But now, the son, believes that they were wrong to get her spayed. He
thinks that the cat was hit by a car because her reflexes were dulled,
because spayed cats have duller reflxes.


I'm surprised the ghost of Darwin did not rise up and snatch this
boy on the spot.


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Old February 22nd 05, 07:25 PM
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On 2005-02-22, Meghan Noecker penned:

For example, two of my co-workers are a mother and son. They had a female
cat, and they felt they could not afford to get her fixed. So, she had 4
litters of 4 kittens each, all in less than 2 years. So, we finally
convinced her to get the cat fixed.


Isn't caring for a cat through four litters more expensive than spaying her in
the first place?

They haven't gotten another cat yet, but I know they will. And I don't know
how to convince him that the cat should be spayed and kept indoors. He
thinks that both are wrong, yet letting a young cat breed 4 times in 2 years
is extremely abusive in my opinion (as well as irresponsible), and letting
them outside is playing roulette with your cat's life.


This is sad. I had a friend who debated spaying his cat because he felt that
would be interfering with nature, and that nature is cruel and capricious. I
think I finally got through to him when I said, look, if the cat is allowed in
the house but the kittens aren't (another bizarre stance of his), then the cat
won't be able to fully care for the kittens, so you *are* interfering with
nature anyway. You should spay your cat so that she won't be put in a
position where she can't care for her kittens.

I don't know what I could have said if he'd had a boy cat.

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monique, who spoils Oscar unmercifully

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Old February 22nd 05, 08:13 PM
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"Monique Y. Mudama" wrote in message
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On 2005-02-22, Meghan Noecker penned:

For example, two of my co-workers are a mother and son. They had a female
cat, and they felt they could not afford to get her fixed. So, she had 4
litters of 4 kittens each, all in less than 2 years. So, we finally
convinced her to get the cat fixed.


Isn't caring for a cat through four litters more expensive than spaying
her in
the first place?


Not if your definition of caring for her involves simply feeding her.


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Old February 22nd 05, 08:29 PM
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Monique Y. Mudama wrote:
On 2005-02-22, Meghan Noecker penned:

For example, two of my co-workers are a mother and son. They had a
female cat, and they felt they could not afford to get her fixed.
So, she had 4 litters of 4 kittens each, all in less than 2 years.
So, we finally convinced her to get the cat fixed.


Isn't caring for a cat through four litters more expensive than
spaying her in the first place?

They haven't gotten another cat yet, but I know they will. And I
don't know how to convince him that the cat should be spayed and
kept indoors. He thinks that both are wrong, yet letting a young cat
breed 4 times in 2 years is extremely abusive in my opinion (as well
as irresponsible), and letting them outside is playing roulette with
your cat's life.


This is sad. I had a friend who debated spaying his cat because he
felt that would be interfering with nature, and that nature is cruel
and capricious. I think I finally got through to him when I said,
look, if the cat is allowed in the house but the kittens aren't
(another bizarre stance of his), then the cat won't be able to fully
care for the kittens, so you *are* interfering with nature anyway.
You should spay your cat so that she won't be put in a position where
she can't care for her kittens.

I don't know what I could have said if he'd had a boy cat.


Sorry - but I would NOT went to his house after the cat started spraying,
and told him WHY - un-neutered male-cat pee STANKS.


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Old February 23rd 05, 02:58 AM
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On 2005-02-22, Magic Mood Jeep© penned:
Monique Y. Mudama wrote:

I don't know what I could have said if he'd had a boy cat.


Sorry - but I would NOT went to his house after the cat started spraying,
and told him WHY - un-neutered male-cat pee STANKS.


Yup, that's probably what I would have said.

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monique, who spoils Oscar unmercifully

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Old February 23rd 05, 02:59 AM
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On 2005-02-22, Ashley penned:

"Monique Y. Mudama" wrote in message
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On 2005-02-22, Meghan Noecker penned:

For example, two of my co-workers are a mother and son. They had a female
cat, and they felt they could not afford to get her fixed. So, she had 4
litters of 4 kittens each, all in less than 2 years. So, we finally
convinced her to get the cat fixed.


Isn't caring for a cat through four litters more expensive than spaying her
in the first place?


Not if your definition of caring for her involves simply feeding her.


=/

--
monique, who spoils Oscar unmercifully

pictures: http://www.bounceswoosh.org/rpca
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Old February 23rd 05, 03:47 AM
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"Monique Y. Mudama" wrote in message
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On 2005-02-22, Ashley penned:

"Monique Y. Mudama" wrote in message
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On 2005-02-22, Meghan Noecker penned:

For example, two of my co-workers are a mother and son. They had a
female
cat, and they felt they could not afford to get her fixed. So, she had
4
litters of 4 kittens each, all in less than 2 years. So, we finally
convinced her to get the cat fixed.

Isn't caring for a cat through four litters more expensive than spaying
her
in the first place?


Not if your definition of caring for her involves simply feeding her.


=/


Yup, me too. But we're talking here of the mentality that says spaying is
too expensive.


 




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