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Hard-core feral softening up after 10 years



 
 
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Old August 8th 17, 07:42 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Mack A. Damia[_2_]
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Default Hard-core feral softening up after 10 years


On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 11:33:26 -0700 (PDT), "Peter W."
wrote:

rrupt, ignorant, stupid or simply inept politicians to high office, starting all the way back with Ulysses S. Grant, Warren Harding, Herbert Hoover, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, G.W. Bush, to name just a few. Donald Trump is at home in that crowd at any of several levels.

Lastly, keep in mind that the Average American:

Does not have a college education, including an Associate Degree (60%).
Does not have a passport (64%).
Speaks one language badly (74%).
Has never traveled voluntarily more than 200 miles from his/her birthplace (57%).
Has never visited a foreign country, not even Mexico or Canada (71%).
Cannot name the Speaker of the House, even today (82%)
Cannot name the three branches of government (64%)
Cannot read at a college level (83%)
Cannot read for content (54%).
60% of American Households do not buy any book in a year.
Does not believe in Evolution (42% creationism, 32% evolution, 26% no opinion).
Only 71.2% of eligible voters are registered.
Only 57.9% of registered voters voted in 2012.
Meaning that the average American eligible to vote does not vote (only 41.5% net). Not much changed in early statistics for 2016, although the change was to greater participation (48%). The Average American still does not vote.


So happy that I am not "average".

Masters degree (Political Science)

Doctorate degree (Political/Social Science Education)

Published

Two passports, and I have traveled the world

Vote in every election

Live immediately next to the Pacific Ocean.

Have two cats, and I love them.





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Old August 8th 17, 08:14 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Mark Carroll[_2_]
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On 08 Aug 2017, John Doe wrote:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4430/3...efc13b8d_b.jpg

My hard-core feral cat, coming out after 10 years. Slowly.


Excellent, thank you for both an on-topic article /and/ another cat
picture for the Internet!

-- Mark
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Old August 8th 17, 08:15 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Peter W.
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Default Hard-core feral softening up after 10 years

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/u3lu0yfp0...UtQiudPZa?dl=0

Our four.

White Scottie (Maggie)
Golden Retriever (Tucker)
Maine Coon (Murphy - white paws)
Maine Coon Mix (Seamus - black paws)

Yes, they all get along, pictures include one of Murphy giving Tucker a bath.

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA
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Old August 8th 17, 08:57 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Mack A. Damia[_2_]
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Default Hard-core feral softening up after 10 years

On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 12:15:57 -0700 (PDT), "Peter W."
wrote:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/u3lu0yfp0...UtQiudPZa?dl=0

Our four.

White Scottie (Maggie)
Golden Retriever (Tucker)
Maine Coon (Murphy - white paws)
Maine Coon Mix (Seamus - black paws)

Yes, they all get along, pictures include one of Murphy giving Tucker a bath.

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA



Bubba on the left; Pookie on the right:

https://www.4shared.com/photo/A3JYXH..._Pookie_1.html


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Old August 8th 17, 08:57 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,free.spam
John Doe[_2_]
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Default Hard-core feral softening up after 10 years

This troll is referring to a political post I made in some
other thread.

Now it is running off to play with its imaginary kill file
friend. Kill file friends come and go, like imaginary
playmates. It has probably "kill filed" me before and
probably will again...

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Mack A. Damia drsteerforth yahoo.com wrote:

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On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 16:59:53 -0000 (UTC), John Doe
always.look message.header wrote:

The hypocrisy screams in this troll's post...


From YOUR post:

"So far, Trump is exceeding my expectations."

Fact is, little bunkie, that you are THE TROLL. You troll everything
and everyone who comes in here and posts ON-TOPIC messages.

You are a worthless piece of humanity, little trumpian bunkie.

One last thing for your soul, if you have one:

*PLONK*





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Old August 8th 17, 09:06 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Doe[_2_]
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Default Hard-core feral softening up after 10 years

Mark Carroll wrote:

John Doe wrote:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4430/3...efc13b8d_b.jpg

My hard-core feral cat, coming out after 10 years. Slowly.


Excellent, thank you for both an on-topic article /and/
another cat picture for the Internet!


Thanks. Apparently this group is fading as many other USENET
groups have over the last decade or so. But as long as I have
cats, I will post about them. Even if it were apparently
nothing more than a blog. This is a place to post about our
experiences with cats, especially to do with behavior, of
course.

When a USENET group fades, seems there is more frustration
and anger than usual.
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Old August 28th 17, 11:58 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Doe[_2_]
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Default Hard-core feral softening up after 10 years

Now she comes to my computer chair freely even when other
cats are not around, for lots of scratching. She is also
freer when I am walking around, she will move away in fits
instead of completely running away. But she still will not
come to me when out of my computer chair.

I expect it will continue to change slowly.









--

I wrote:

Never say never. After 10 long years, my hard-core feral
appears to be softening up to me. Early on, I began singing
(badly) to her because it visibly relaxed her. Over the
last month or so, she has started coming around me while I
am in my computer chair. I can usually gently grab her tail
as she goes by, but even slight petting has occurred.
Amazing. After living with the feral animal for 10 years.
Of course I could be wrong, about a month or two more
should tell.

Something weird... Not sure if I read it in this group or
on the Internet somewhere, but... Someone wrote about their
cat's fur being matted, and I think they said it fell off
in clumps and their cat's disposition changed for the
better. That fur thing happened here recently to the
hard-core feral. There were maybe three or four clumps
total that fell off of her. I was afraid she had some
serious problem, but the fur is growing back. It was matted
hard, clumped. And her mood change corresponds to that. But
after 10 years? LOL

Of course I could never tell much of what was going on with
her since I could not even get close, let alone touch.

Whatever the cause. Yea.


 




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