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  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12820 on: December 14, 2020, 07:21:23 pm »
a while ago on here i was complaining about someone stubbing their cigarette out in the food bowl i leave for the street cats

well, luckily that only happened once, and tonight i noticed a companion food bowl someone else had left out, full of wet food and even some fish in top. good!

i hope those poor little guys will be okay in this cold weather :(


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12821 on: December 14, 2020, 08:30:27 pm »
a while ago on here i was complaining about someone stubbing their cigarette out in the food bowl i leave for the street cats

well, luckily that only happened once, and tonight i noticed a companion food bowl someone else had left out, full of wet food and even some fish in top. good!

i hope those poor little guys will be okay in this cold weather :(

Glad to hear. Cats are cunning and resourceful little creatures. I bought a sturdy little little cardboard cat shelter for a stray that hangs out around my apartment. It's designed for strays and even has some writing on the side, in Korean, that harming a stray cat bears a hefty fan. I'll see if I can find the link tomorrow.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12822 on: December 14, 2020, 09:11:29 pm »
harming a stray cat bears a hefty fan.

Death penalty?? Seems a bit steep.....


  • VanIslander
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12823 on: December 15, 2020, 12:33:25 am »
....
 tonight i noticed a companion food bowl someone else had left out, full of wet food and even some fish in top. good!

i hope those poor little guys will be okay in this cold weather :(
Every Christmas since 2015 (and a few times less frequently before that) i have gone out at Christmas time ( Eve, Day or whenever convenient ) at 2-3 a.m. in the middle of the night to crack open and dump 10+ (the most was 28 - 2for1sale) TUNA cans!

I have given no less than 10-12 cans to a certain cat near a 24-hour 7-Eleven (only a few stay open always in this town these days) for THREE YEARS. That cat... that cat... that cat... i think it was the imprint on the pavement i passed two weeks ago just a half a block down from where he roamed as a kitten three years ago. I have had at least three sucky mornings thinking about it. If i am wrong and see the cat ever again i'll cry and do everything in my power to rescue it from the streets.

Endnote: i bought a cat tower for my two 6-year-old sibling  "Persians"(i think them Angora, but that's another story). I am kerping it in my classroom until the holidays. It's a discussion piece. Students ask questions about it and then them. Then i show smartphone pics. It covers the first 5 or so minutes of class, especially with middle schoolers.


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12824 on: December 15, 2020, 07:11:00 am »
Glad to hear. Cats are cunning and resourceful little creatures. I bought a sturdy little little cardboard cat shelter for a stray that hangs out around my apartment. It's designed for strays and even has some writing on the side, in Korean, that harming a stray cat bears a hefty fan. I'll see if I can find the link tomorrow.
i really wanted to make a cardboard shelter for them, but i just KNOW someone in the building would complain. i might do it anyway

vanislander: this makes me really sad just thinking about it :( if you see that cat again, let me know please :(


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12825 on: December 15, 2020, 09:04:18 am »
VanIslander, I know you're trying to help but feeding cats canned tuna is SUPER bad for them. It contains enough sodium for 2 weeks in the can for them. Vets have told me never to do this.

It's cheaper and healthier just to get some wet food for them.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12826 on: December 15, 2020, 09:09:40 am »
I have chicken skin that I boil these days and put it in those rice trays and leave it around the neighborhood for the strays! Hopefully, it will help fatten them up for winter to survive. I have seen a lot of smaller cats recently but I cannot take them with me because my husband is allergic :( There is a shop near my house that has a lot of freezers and fridges outside and the flooring underneath has space, I always see lots of them go under the floor and I am guessing it's warmer underneath!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12827 on: December 15, 2020, 09:10:42 am »
I'll be qualified to teach high school literature, so hopefully I'll get in somewhere in the world. My best year in Korea was teaching high schoolers from April 2017 - April 2018.

I really wanted to teach high schoolers, and sadly never got the chance! :(


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12828 on: December 15, 2020, 09:21:04 am »
VanIslander, I know you're trying to help but feeding cats canned tuna is SUPER bad for them. It contains enough sodium for 2 weeks in the can for them. Vets have told me never to do this.

It's cheaper and healthier just to get some wet food for them.

Oh wow, I didn't know that. I buy canned tuna and give it to my neighbours cats, however, I don't do it too often.
Usually a couple times a week at most. But, it's 9 cats sharing a single can.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12829 on: December 15, 2020, 09:50:33 am »
VanIslander, I know you're trying to help but feeding cats canned tuna is SUPER bad for them. It contains enough sodium for 2 weeks in the can for them. Vets have told me never to do this.

It's cheaper and healthier just to get some wet food for them.
ah really. i didn't know it was that bad either, and i have a cat. no wonder my wife goes mental when i sneak my cat some tuna occasionally

update on the wet food some other people left out: untouched, but the dry food i give them was all gone. even street cats are fussy...


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12830 on: December 15, 2020, 10:54:48 am »
VanIslander, I know you're trying to help but feeding cats canned tuna is SUPER bad for them. It contains enough sodium for 2 weeks in the can for them. Vets have told me never to do this.

It's cheaper and healthier just to get some wet food for them.

True

Tuna is kind of like crack for cats; something they'll go absolutely nuts for but isn't great for them. Crack might be a bit of an exaggeration, but I wouldn't feed my cats tuna more than once every few months. Even then, only in very small amounts.

It relates back to a post another user posted about people imposing human thought processes on animals. The cat might devour that tuna and love it, that doesn't mean it's good for the animal. Quality wet food should do just fine.

Just a reminder, though this should be obvious to most, cats are lactose intolerant, never feed them milk.
 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12831 on: December 15, 2020, 11:18:23 am »
Theyre also obligate carnivores. Wet dog food isn't great for them either (dogs not being obligate carnivores).


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12832 on: December 15, 2020, 12:02:14 pm »
True

Tuna is kind of like crack for cats; something they'll go absolutely nuts for but isn't great for them. Crack might be a bit of an exaggeration, but I wouldn't feed my cats tuna more than once every few months. Even then, only in very small amounts.

It relates back to a post another user posted about people imposing human thought processes on animals. The cat might devour that tuna and love it, that doesn't mean it's good for the animal. Quality wet food should do just fine.

Just a reminder, though this should be obvious to most, cats are lactose intolerant, never feed them milk.

Another new thing I learnt today. I didn't know cats are lactose intolerant.
However, I've always given my cats water for a drink, as it's always been easier to give them water than milk. :o


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12833 on: December 15, 2020, 12:13:22 pm »
Theyre also obligate carnivores. Wet dog food isn't great for them either (dogs not being obligate carnivores).

Yep, absolute best food you can give to a cat is (most aren't going to like this) a freshly killed bird, with the feathers and everything still on. Next best is raw food and 3rd is quality wet food.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12834 on: December 15, 2020, 04:29:40 pm »
Another new thing I learnt today. I didn't know cats are lactose intolerant.
However, I've always given my cats water for a drink, as it's always been easier to give them water than milk. :o

Yeah, most animals are either born lactose intolerant or become lactose intolerant once they're weaned. Humans are the only living animals that I know of where the majority continue to produce an adequate amount of the enzyme that can break down lactose in milk well into adulthood. For people who are born lactose intolerant (or who reach an age where their bodies stop producing enough of the enzyme to allow them to digest lactose without any issues), there is lactose-free milk and goat's milk (still has lactose in it, but the amount of it is so low -- while combined with other properties of goat's milk -- that most elderly can digest it just fine, hence why goat's milk is so popular with many elderly).

Also an FYI, kitten milk is not good for adult cats, either, haha.

There are individual cats out there that have a genetic advantage and are able to digest lactose well into adulthood as well, but those are a small minority. Raw goat's milk is safe for the majority of them, though.
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  • Mister Tim
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12835 on: December 16, 2020, 09:13:27 am »

Also an FYI, kitten milk is not good for adult cats, either, haha.


Good luck milking a kitten, though.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12836 on: December 16, 2020, 09:18:28 am »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12837 on: December 17, 2020, 08:20:07 am »
I've been having these weird and unpleasant dreams for the past week or so. I wouldn't call them nightmares, but they've been oddly specific, and they kind of poke me where it hurts. I'm not really sure where they're coming from all of a sudden. I haven't been anxious about anything, as far as I can tell. :/

But I did recently get roped into making a bunch of pies for a thing that I don't really want to participate in, and while that isn't a big deal at all it wouldn't surprise me if my subconscious is throwing a hissy over it, lol.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12838 on: December 18, 2020, 03:15:09 pm »
a little update on the street cats i feed

well, my wife went out the other night to feed them. she bumped into another woman who lives in our building who, it turns out, also feeds them (and who left the bowl out in my last update). in fact, she has been since the spring -- a bit before i noticed the cats hanging about.

anyway, turns out she wanted to tell me this (but was shy of approaching a foreigner) but she wanted to say that she usually goes out late at night and picks the bowl up after they've eaten, as some bitch old lady keeps complaining about her feeding the cats. i'm not sure what the problem is -- the cats don't do anything but eat and go somewhere warm. no cat poop, meowing, nothing. anyway, she sounds like a right jobsworth and i would have just told her to fck off and mind her own business, but this other woman seems scared of her / worried about her

the woman said she has even named the two cats. ha. although she said the smaller one was pregnant in the spring, but hasn't seen the kitten since :( poor little things. but at least they've got two households looking out for them now!


  • stoat
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12839 on: December 18, 2020, 03:36:54 pm »
Talking of jobsworths, my kid l(5) likes to have a go in those massage chairs they have outside our local emart. He runs ahead sits in one for a few seconds, if there are any without old people in  them, then gets out of it when called.Last night he'd been in one for literally seconds when some guy comes up and starts telling me in English to get him off because it was'dangerous'. WTF? Short of some Mr Bean type scenario when a chair short circuits or something and starts moving up and down like a bucking bronco, i couldn't work out what he was on about. Guess in fact. He just didn't want the upholstery to get dirty. At the risk of raising the hackles of a certain poster, they do tend to overplay the safety angle here.
 
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