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Old May 21st 12, 11:24 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Jack Campin
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I hadn't heard of this until just now:

http://enperublog.com/2010/11/24/anc...500-years-ago/

Hard to guess its size from the picture, but certainly bigger than an
Old World moggy.

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Old May 22nd 12, 02:25 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Jack Campin wrote:

I hadn't heard of this until just now:


http://enperublog.com/2010/11/24/anc...500-years-ago/


Hard to guess its size from the picture, but certainly bigger than an
Old World moggy.


Do you mean the picture of bones in someone's hand?

Right beneath that picture, the text says, "A much more recent Moche (1500yrs
ago) ceramic of a local puma," but there is no picture of that. It's a link
to a .jpg, which apparently does not exist. (I got 404 Not Found when I
entered the link in the browser.)


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Old May 22nd 12, 09:05 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Jack Campin
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I hadn't heard of this until just now:
http://enperublog.com/2010/11/24/anc...500-years-ago/
Hard to guess its size from the picture, but certainly bigger than an
Old World moggy.

Do you mean the picture of bones in someone's hand?


Yep - that's a pretty big jawbone.

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Old May 22nd 12, 10:52 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 05/21/2012 04:24 PM, Jack Campin wrote:
I hadn't heard of this until just now:

http://enperublog.com/2010/11/24/anc...500-years-ago/

Hard to guess its size from the picture, but certainly bigger than an
Old World moggy.

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Jack Campin, 11 Third Street, Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4PU, Scotland
mobile 07800 739 557http://www.campin.me.uk Twitter: JackCa





good reading --- thanks. MLB
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Old May 22nd 12, 08:37 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Bastette
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Jack Campin wrote:

I hadn't heard of this until just now:
http://enperublog.com/2010/11/24/anc...500-years-ago/
Hard to guess its size from the picture, but certainly bigger than an
Old World moggy.

Do you mean the picture of bones in someone's hand?


Yep - that's a pretty big jawbone.


The article said the cats were probably pumas. They're pretty common all
through the Americas, and even more so 4000 years ago.

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Old May 22nd 12, 10:26 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Bastette wrote:
Jack Campin wrote:

I hadn't heard of this until just now:
http://enperublog.com/2010/11/24/anc...500-years-ago/
Hard to guess its size from the picture, but certainly bigger than an
Old World moggy.
Do you mean the picture of bones in someone's hand?


Yep - that's a pretty big jawbone.


The article said the cats were probably pumas. They're pretty common all
through the Americas, and even more so 4000 years ago.


Judging from many of the posts here, I get the impression that
"domestic" cats in the USA tend to be somewhat larger than their
European cousins. At least folks in the UK seem to consider nine pounds
a fairly large cat, and most of mine have run closer to twelve pounds.
(And I've known several who were closer to twenty, without being obese -
including the friend's marmalade tom who'd regularly beat up the yappy
miniature poodle next-door to him.)

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Old May 22nd 12, 10:33 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 5/22/2012 2:37 PM, Bastette wrote:
Jack Campin wrote:

I hadn't heard of this until just now:
http://enperublog.com/2010/11/24/anc...500-years-ago/
Hard to guess its size from the picture, but certainly bigger than an
Old World moggy.
Do you mean the picture of bones in someone's hand?


Yep - that's a pretty big jawbone.


The article said the cats were probably pumas. They're pretty common all
through the Americas, and even more so 4000 years ago.

Which leads to the obvious question, "where does your pet Puma sleep",
anywhere he wants to ;-)

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Old May 22nd 12, 10:34 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 5/22/2012 4:26 PM, EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque) wrote:


Bastette wrote:
Jack Campin wrote:

I hadn't heard of this until just now:

http://enperublog.com/2010/11/24/anc...500-years-ago/

Hard to guess its size from the picture, but certainly bigger than an
Old World moggy.
Do you mean the picture of bones in someone's hand?


Yep - that's a pretty big jawbone.


The article said the cats were probably pumas. They're pretty common all
through the Americas, and even more so 4000 years ago.


Judging from many of the posts here, I get the impression that
"domestic" cats in the USA tend to be somewhat larger than their
European cousins. At least folks in the UK seem to consider nine pounds
a fairly large cat, and most of mine have run closer to twelve pounds.
(And I've known several who were closer to twenty, without being obese -
including the friend's marmalade tom who'd regularly beat up the yappy
miniature poodle next-door to him.)



Yeah, Mojo was 21lbs in prime and not an ounce was fat (not too much was
brain either ;-)

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Old June 6th 12, 11:17 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Christina Websell
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"Bastette" wrote in message
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Jack Campin wrote:

I hadn't heard of this until just now:


http://enperublog.com/2010/11/24/anc...500-years-ago/


Hard to guess its size from the picture, but certainly bigger than an
Old World moggy.


Do you mean the picture of bones in someone's hand?

Right beneath that picture, the text says, "A much more recent Moche
(1500yrs
ago) ceramic of a local puma," but there is no picture of that. It's a
link
to a .jpg, which apparently does not exist. (I got 404 Not Found when I
entered the link in the browser.)


I got a virus warning when I clicked on the link, which told me "A virus
was found, what should happen now? etc" My anti-v has dealt with it,
fortunately.
Tweed





 




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