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Old January 5th 05, 10:32 PM
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Doug Kanter wrote:

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The NFRA (National Feline Rifle Association) usually charges nothing for
youth classes. How old is PC? Even the adult courses are cheap.


PC is 4 1/2 years old. I suspect that he'd really enjoy using a pistol,
so I'd better get in contact with them right away before he takes matters
into his own paws.

Pam S.



If he promises to assassinate a dog whenever possible, I'll chip in for a
case of ammunition.


He already has a candidate in my daughter's d-thing, Speedy. Speedy
likes to sneak up behind PC and either woof, or touch him with his cold
husky/shephard nose. PC is not amused.

Pam S. hoping PC doesn't take up target shooting

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Old January 6th 05, 04:31 AM
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Doug Kanter wrote:

"Tanada" wrote in message
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Doug Kanter wrote:



The NFRA (National Feline Rifle Association) usually charges nothing for
youth classes. How old is PC? Even the adult courses are cheap.

PC is 4 1/2 years old. I suspect that he'd really enjoy using a pistol,
so I'd better get in contact with them right away before he takes matters
into his own paws.

Pam S.



If he promises to assassinate a dog whenever possible, I'll chip in for a
case of ammunition.


He already has a candidate in my daughter's d-thing, Speedy. Speedy likes
to sneak up behind PC and either woof, or touch him with his cold
husky/shephard nose. PC is not amused.

Pam S. hoping PC doesn't take up target shooting


Dogs *ARE* targets, with fur. There's this category of animals which were
created for us to vent our aggressions against. It includes mosquitoes,
rats, cockroaches and dogs. :-)


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Old January 6th 05, 04:40 AM
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Doug Kanter wrote:


Dogs *ARE* targets, with fur. There's this category of animals which were
created for us to vent our aggressions against. It includes mosquitoes,
rats, cockroaches and dogs. :-)



I suspect that PC would agree with you.

Pam S.

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Old January 8th 05, 02:15 AM
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On Mon, 03 Jan 2005 14:51:45 -0800, "EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)"


Oh Pam....that's why you don't chamber a round until you're ready to use it.
You need thumbs to pull the slide back, silly! :-) If you're convinced Pine
Cone might use it, I think he/she should take a basic handgun safety course
first. That's just common sense. Your veterinarian probably has info on
these things.

chuckle


You remind me of a picture that was making the rounds, a few
months ago of a kitten "aiming" a pistol out the window at a
dog! I no longer have the URL, but it's hysterical!


That reminds me of a picture I saw in the paper years ago. I probably
still have it somewhere, but I'm not likely to find it anytime soon.

Anyway, it's a picture of a cat in a window and there is a reflection of
a fireman raising an axe. It looks like he's about to axe the cat, but
in reality he was chopping his way in somewhere else.


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Old January 8th 05, 02:23 AM
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On 3 Jan 2005 05:55:49 -0800, "ken"

Does anyone have esperience with a sensor-device called STAY AWAY? If a
cat jumps on a table or counter, the sensor sets off a noise and a
blast of air?
Does it work and if so, where can you buy it?


Someone sent me a link for a "scat mat" (not that kind of scat). It's a
pad that gives a slight shock (it used a 9-volt battery and had 3
settings).

I didn't really think it was practical.

My kitten finally reached the kitchen counter a couple of weeks ago. I
hit her with a blast from a spray bottle, but so far she's only learning
to jump down as soon as I see her up there.

In fact, I just had to interrupt this post because I heard her in there.
She doesn't seem to realize that until she behaves herself, she's not
going to have free run of the house while I'm gone.

I'm being a real hard-ass about it because my few surviving house plants
are huddled in one corner of the kitchen counter nursing themselves back
to health.

I've fortified their position with a ring of empty beer bottles.

Maybe if I just covered the counters with dish soap before I left that
would deter her.

Thanks

Ken


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Old January 8th 05, 02:27 AM
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On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 03:31:00 GMT, "Doug Kanter"



"Tanada" wrote in message
nk.net...
Doug Kanter wrote:

"Tanada" wrote in message
nk.net...

Doug Kanter wrote:



The NFRA (National Feline Rifle Association) usually charges nothing for
youth classes. How old is PC? Even the adult courses are cheap.

PC is 4 1/2 years old. I suspect that he'd really enjoy using a pistol,
so I'd better get in contact with them right away before he takes matters
into his own paws.

Pam S.



If he promises to assassinate a dog whenever possible, I'll chip in for a
case of ammunition.


He already has a candidate in my daughter's d-thing, Speedy. Speedy likes
to sneak up behind PC and either woof, or touch him with his cold
husky/shephard nose. PC is not amused.

Pam S. hoping PC doesn't take up target shooting


Dogs *ARE* targets, with fur. There's this category of animals which were
created for us to vent our aggressions against. It includes mosquitoes,
rats, cockroaches and dogs. :-)


Specist!

Anyway, my kitten was shot when I found her. Fortunately it was only
with a pellet gun.

I can tell you one thing about dogs though. If anyone ever attacked me,
my dog would defend me. My cat would probably just watch - until she
realized I couldn't stop her from getting on the kitchen counter. Then
she'd jump up there and kill all my plants.

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Old January 8th 05, 04:04 AM
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"Mike Z. Helm" wrote in message
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On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 03:31:00 GMT, "Doug Kanter"



"Tanada" wrote in message
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Doug Kanter wrote:

"Tanada" wrote in message
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Doug Kanter wrote:



The NFRA (National Feline Rifle Association) usually charges nothing
for
youth classes. How old is PC? Even the adult courses are cheap.

PC is 4 1/2 years old. I suspect that he'd really enjoy using a
pistol,
so I'd better get in contact with them right away before he takes
matters
into his own paws.

Pam S.



If he promises to assassinate a dog whenever possible, I'll chip in for
a
case of ammunition.

He already has a candidate in my daughter's d-thing, Speedy. Speedy
likes
to sneak up behind PC and either woof, or touch him with his cold
husky/shephard nose. PC is not amused.

Pam S. hoping PC doesn't take up target shooting


Dogs *ARE* targets, with fur. There's this category of animals which were
created for us to vent our aggressions against. It includes mosquitoes,
rats, cockroaches and dogs. :-)


Specist!

Anyway, my kitten was shot when I found her. Fortunately it was only
with a pellet gun.

I can tell you one thing about dogs though. If anyone ever attacked me,
my dog would defend me. My cat would probably just watch - until she
realized I couldn't stop her from getting on the kitchen counter. Then
she'd jump up there and kill all my plants.


Yeah....but still....it's a dog. Come on...you know they're vermin. If they
ever had a molecule of nobility, we've bred it out of them. If you want a
real dog, have some real balls. Get a wolf.


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Old January 8th 05, 04:06 AM
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"Mike Z. Helm" wrote in message
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On 3 Jan 2005 05:55:49 -0800, "ken"

Does anyone have esperience with a sensor-device called STAY AWAY? If a
cat jumps on a table or counter, the sensor sets off a noise and a
blast of air?
Does it work and if so, where can you buy it?


Someone sent me a link for a "scat mat" (not that kind of scat). It's a
pad that gives a slight shock (it used a 9-volt battery and had 3
settings).

I didn't really think it was practical.

My kitten finally reached the kitchen counter a couple of weeks ago. I
hit her with a blast from a spray bottle, but so far she's only learning
to jump down as soon as I see her up there.

In fact, I just had to interrupt this post because I heard her in there.
She doesn't seem to realize that until she behaves herself, she's not
going to have free run of the house while I'm gone.

I'm being a real hard-ass about it because my few surviving house plants
are huddled in one corner of the kitchen counter nursing themselves back
to health.

I've fortified their position with a ring of empty beer bottles.

Maybe if I just covered the counters with dish soap before I left that
would deter her.

Thanks

Ken



1) Try putting orange or grapefruit peels all over the counter. Two cats
I've lived with hated the smell.
2) Plant a couple of pots of greens for her. Petco sells a packaged thing.
It's hard red winter wheat. It was about four dollars. If you have a farm
supply place nearby, you can probably buy a large bag for about the same
price. I planted it a week ago and it's about 3" high already.
Unfortunately, my cat ran away this past Sunday, but I'm keeping all the cat
stuff in place for the moment.


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Old January 8th 05, 09:07 PM
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On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 03:04:26 GMT, "Doug Kanter"



Specist!

Anyway, my kitten was shot when I found her. Fortunately it was only
with a pellet gun.

I can tell you one thing about dogs though. If anyone ever attacked me,
my dog would defend me. My cat would probably just watch - until she
realized I couldn't stop her from getting on the kitchen counter. Then
she'd jump up there and kill all my plants.


Yeah....but still....it's a dog. Come on...you know they're vermin. If they
ever had a molecule of nobility, we've bred it out of them. If you want a
real dog, have some real balls. Get a wolf.


What makes you think it's not a wolf?

Interestingly enough, they make better pets than something like a tiger,
leaopard, liion, cheetah, etc....
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Old January 8th 05, 09:09 PM
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On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 03:06:59 GMT, "Doug Kanter"


"Mike Z. Helm" wrote in message
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On 3 Jan 2005 05:55:49 -0800, "ken"

Does anyone have esperience with a sensor-device called STAY AWAY? If a
cat jumps on a table or counter, the sensor sets off a noise and a
blast of air?
Does it work and if so, where can you buy it?


Someone sent me a link for a "scat mat" (not that kind of scat). It's a
pad that gives a slight shock (it used a 9-volt battery and had 3
settings).

I didn't really think it was practical.

My kitten finally reached the kitchen counter a couple of weeks ago. I
hit her with a blast from a spray bottle, but so far she's only learning
to jump down as soon as I see her up there.

In fact, I just had to interrupt this post because I heard her in there.
She doesn't seem to realize that until she behaves herself, she's not
going to have free run of the house while I'm gone.

I'm being a real hard-ass about it because my few surviving house plants
are huddled in one corner of the kitchen counter nursing themselves back
to health.

I've fortified their position with a ring of empty beer bottles.

Maybe if I just covered the counters with dish soap before I left that
would deter her.

Thanks

Ken



1) Try putting orange or grapefruit peels all over the counter. Two cats
I've lived with hated the smell.
2) Plant a couple of pots of greens for her. Petco sells a packaged thing.
It's hard red winter wheat. It was about four dollars. If you have a farm
supply place nearby, you can probably buy a large bag for about the same
price. I planted it a week ago and it's about 3" high already.
Unfortunately, my cat ran away this past Sunday, but I'm keeping all the cat
stuff in place for the moment.


All those orange peels and wheat grass must have scared her off.

I suggest getting a dog. Chihuahuas have some cat-like traits.

 




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