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Saying this to owners who let their cats roam, is like telling dog owners who allow their dogs off their leashes when not in their property that it is wrong. Exercise in futility no matter how logical/factual you try to be.
Tell me about it. I grew up in a small coastal town near Cape Town and people with leashless dogs on the beach are a nightmare. Many people don't even bother taking leashes with when they take their dogs for walks. People with dogs like pitbulls or german shepards don't bother with leashes because they know that if their dog gets in a fight it would probably come out on top anyway. Then you're walking on the beach with your golden retriever or some other timid dog and someone else's dog charges at your leashed pet. No way our doggo would survive if he got in a fight with another dog. He's just too stupid and goofy.

Mmmm

1st off. It's not difficult to keep other cats out of your house. We have had several different cats come into the house at various occasions. Making a bit of a fuss(scare them) to chase them out generally keeps them out. Otherwise spray them with water if they come again. They never come back.

2ndly how dafuq did you get your cat to accept a leash?
My parents tried everything, from scaring them to spraying them with water. My dad even bought a cat trap at one point and still couldn't stop it. They were too smart to fall for the trap. IMO, the real solution is just that people need to take responsibility for their cats and not allow them the opportunity to become a nuisance. I know for a fact that my cat would terrorize the neighbourhood if he got outside. He's an awful little brat that I somehow manage to love.

As for the leash, you just have to keep at it. :p The first few times my cat did NOT like it at all, but he now tolerates it and loves getting to go outside.

The other problem with free roaming cats, especially in South Africa were many of us live near 'wild' areas is they become meals for predators. In Melkbosstrand we have a large area of fynbos fields behind the town and there are 'rooikatte' (not sure of the english name) living there. They kill off their fair share of domestic cats every year.
 

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No offense, but you are proving my point. Cat comes into my house, pisses on my R100k mining rig. Poof. Now what? My fault for leaving a window open for extra ventilation?

And your point about cats exploring. Please tell that to the I think multitudes of cat owners with perfectly happen and content indoor cats.

Not trying to start a fight here as these sort of debates always seem to go that way. Just stating my opinion. Your defense/motivation of wandering cats is more or less the same type of defense that owners who allow dogs to roam unleashed have.

Anyway, you are entitled to your opinion and Im sure no amount of me sharing mine will change it. That is basically what I was trying to say to guy who I quoted.
I was not arguing or defending cats at all.

All three of my cats are indoor cats and they are happy as pigs in shit. I just said if a cat wants to run off and explore it will, given not all cats are going to do that.

First of all I would never let my dogs off their leash no matter how friendly they are.
I just stated that dogs attacking people is a lot more severe and I have not seen a cat ACTIVELY attack a person walking on the road unlike a dog. Yes they may piss on your expensive PC, I'm not saying they should or wish them to do it, but is it trying to hurt you? again I am not justifying the cats actions of going into peoples houses but I don't like the idea of people hurting them or killing them, I suppose that is where my "defense" or "motivation" for wondering cats come in.

But anyway. Misinterpret what I was saying how ever you like.
 

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The dog off their leash can be a much more serious situation entirely.
I have seen on multiple occasions where a unleashed dog has attacked or bitten other people.
Twice it has happened to my sister.
1st time it bit her leg and the owner laughed though the bite was actually severe enough to make her limp.
2nd time my cousin and I pinned a dog to the ground that was aggressively chasing my sister. Then the owners wanted us to pay for vet fees because we bruised the dog's leg. I just offered to open my gate and let my dogs attack them but they cannot hurt the dogs otherwise they would have to pay the vet fees. They said they would sue me but nothing ever happened.

I have never seen a cat actively attack a person walking in the road.
I do understand they cause damage but I think if a cat wants to explore the world it's going to do so regardless of how much effort you put in to keep it inside.
You need a new sister. This one's obviously not a dog person.
 

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Could someone update this thread. Not even 9am and I'm having crap day, would just like to see your good boys/girls, it will give me pleasant thoughts for the rest of the day

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This is Rogue aka Dobby (sitting on a lap while playing Overwatch)
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This is Nala aka Oodles ( sleeping next to me playing WOT/Dotes)
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Rogue legit looks like Dobby, like you can sense that he/she wants to be free, much cute wow
Nala looks like he/she is 1 that insists on being tucked in every night, else it wont be a pleasant night. My doge used to be like that, send him to bed and he will be troublesome, whining and crying all night, but take him to the bed and pet him a bit and call him a good boy and its a peaceful night
 

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Not mine but the misses family pet, 1 of 3 beagles.
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Dem beags are definitely the smartest doges i've come across. When I worked at the airport I used to always play with the drug sniffers whenever I saw them and it was so surprising to see how well trained they are. I was once in a lift with about 5 of them and their handlers, I had some fresh nandos in a bag, only the handlers took notice of the food, the beags completely ignored it, they took their jobs seriously
 

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Rogue legit looks like Dobby, like you can sense that he/she wants to be free, much cute wow
Nala looks like he/she is 1 that insists on being tucked in every night, else it wont be a pleasant night. My doge used to be like that, send him to bed and he will be troublesome, whining and crying all night, but take him to the bed and pet him a bit and call him a good boy and its a peaceful night
Dobby is such cute much wow :p
Nala is a 3y old Pittie cross and you are right she hates to sleep if she hasnt been tucked in. Shes a cuddle machine :p
 

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Just love Samoyed..Super cute and I hope that I will have one or two someday!
It's a pity that my parents are not pet lovers.
 

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OK ladies and gents, if all goes to plan I'm picking up Ella this afternoon!

 

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OK ladies and gents, if all goes to plan I'm picking up Ella this afternoon!
Aahhh so cute. :)

PS.I hope she gives you hell ;) peeing everywhere, biting everything. It's part of the experience :p
 

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Posting these over from my Rottie topic :

Beer:


Maddie:
Pik ek amper n traan - Maddie lyk amper net soos Roxanne (my rottie toe ek in skool was )
 

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Pik ek amper n traan - Maddie lyk amper net soos Roxanne (my rottie toe ek in skool was )
My vorige woef Ceazer was ook 'n Rottie. Wel half Rottie en ek weet nie wat anders nie. Ons het hom gered by 'n scrap yard. Ons het hom met die tietie bottel groot gemaak want anners sou hy dit nie gemaak het nie.

Was my beste vriend ooit.

Ek het net begin werk toe my ma my bel en sê ek moet huis toe kom. Die poskantoor het aan drade kom werk en hul het 'n moerse byenes wakker gamaak. Toe ek by die huis kom was dit te laat.

Vee-arts toe gejaag maar hul kon niks doen. Hy het seker meer as 50 by steke op gedoen.

een van die kakste dae van my lewe gewees.
 

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My vorige woef Ceazer was ook 'n Rottie. Wel half Rottie en ek weet nie wat anders nie. Ons het hom gered by 'n scrap yard. Ons het hom met die tietie bottel groot gemaak want anners sou hy dit nie gemaak het nie.

Was my beste vriend ooit.

Ek het net begin werk toe my ma my bel en sê ek moet huis toe kom. Die poskantoor het aan drade kom werk en hul het 'n moerse byenes wakker gamaak. Toe ek by die huis kom was dit te laat.

Vee-arts toe gejaag maar hul kon niks doen. Hy het seker meer as 50 by steke op gedoen.

een van die kakste dae van my lewe gewees.
Ek sal jou glo - daardie is n aaklige manier om te gaan
Hulle heg so styf na n mens se hart
 

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