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    Our greenies up here ( I call them leaf lickers) don't necessarily like cats. Always saying how harmful they are to local wild life. IE squirrels, birds, reptiles.
    I got news. We feed the wild life with them. Coyotes, Hawks, Buzzards, Bobcats, Cougars. About everything eats em.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    None of those critters in my hood.

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    That puts them middle of the food chain, Stephen...and we know that it's about 10,000 to 1 prey taken by an individual animal at any particular level than by the next level above. I think the planet's native populations of little critters would be way better off if domestic cats were extinct. They got plenty enough cards stacked against them as it is.

    I'd rather have one Scott's Oriole in Cochise Stronghold, AZ than all the domestic cats in New York City.

    Though the rats and mice thing does mitigate, for sure .
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    Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

    Ancient Egyptians revered cats as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.
    "The future's uncertain and the end is always near."

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    Quote Originally Posted by squisher View Post
    I like dogs and cats. Both inside and out.
    "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
    Deyr fÚ,
    deyja frŠndr,
    deyr sjalfr it sama,
    ek veit einn,
    at aldrei deyr:
    dˇmr um dau­an hvern.

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    "The future's uncertain and the end is always near."

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    That was Groucho Marx, not me.
    Deyr fÚ,
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    deyr sjalfr it sama,
    ek veit einn,
    at aldrei deyr:
    dˇmr um dau­an hvern.

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    I was thinking Mark Twain.
    "The future's uncertain and the end is always near."

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    The NYT article explains that a lot of small critters native only to Australia and having been around for millions of years, are in serious danger of extinction due to cats. That's something to think about.
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    I don't live in Australia. But I'll consider it.