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  •  Here's a suggestion. (10+ / 0-)

    Explain to the cat, with charts, how easy it would be to make a nice muff from her.

    The material is already in cylindrical form. Slice, slice, tan the hide, stitch it together with the fur inside.

    Lovely muff. To keep your hands warm.

    While you are doing this, show all your teeth.

    Horatio, the Evil Kitteh of Doom, was informed of this option after he eviscerated his second jack rabbit on the front porch.

    The corpses no longer are brought home. The hoomin doesn't like such presents, lovely though they are. And the hoomin is big....and fierce.  And frequently cranky.

    Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

    by Sirenus on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 06:52:58 PM PDT

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    •  There have been discusions - loudly- over which (5+ / 0-)

      parts might make the tastiest eating --- I think, for instance, thighs might be good eatin'......Meowmmy likes ribs.....and Squirt knows I've always wanted a tabby toned Daniel Boone hat......doesn't seem to matter though....she just carries on ith her evil ways....

      it tastes like burning...

      by eastvan on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 12:48:37 AM PDT

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      •  Show the teeth....and snarl. (1+ / 0-)
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        You are a very, very big predator.

        Remind them of this.

        Horatio will freeze when he hears the "hard" voice.  That voice lets him know that he's about to get into trouble. So he stops what he's doing and doesn't get into trouble.  And then gets patted. Good kitty!

        MY Welsh colt weighs 600 lbs and he could hurt me badly if he decided to. He once reared  when I was standing just in front of him and his knee struck me right in the mouth. Split my inside lip.

        I instantly went after him. Raging. Making sounds as though I was going to KILL HIM THEN AND THERE. He almost fell over backwards trying to get away from me.

        I needed to do that. So that he would learn what is simply NOT allowed. I knew that he hadn't meant it, I knew he was just playing, but he needed to know that such "play" is absolutely forbidden.


        I've seen an old alpha mare chase a six month old colt halfway across a pasture, her ears pinned, her head "snaking", her teeth bared. Because the colt, having been warned, kept behaving badly. So he got the ever-loving crap scared out of him....and was careful not to offend thereafter.

        I keep the same kind of rules. The "bad" behavior must be deliberate, not accidental or done out of fear; the animal must know, from previous warnings that the bad behavior is unacceptable, and the correction must be instant, so that the behavior and punishment are linked in their mind. And the punishment must be appropriate. You don't beat the hell out of a cat for scratching you for no reason. You do grab it by the scruff of the neck, show your teeth, hiss and pin it down.....instantly.

        Just like it's mom would do.

        Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

        by Sirenus on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 10:47:18 AM PDT

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