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Does Your Cat Bring You Gruesome Gifts?

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, cats, gifts )

- 2043 days ago -
I care for a number of feral cats, and they return the favor with many dead or dying animals.

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Rosie Lopez (73)
Friday November 16, 2012, 12:10 pm
lol thnx

michelle t (41)
Friday November 16, 2012, 12:33 pm
I wish cats wouldn't stalk and hunt other animals

cecily w (0)
Friday November 16, 2012, 12:38 pm
Keep cats inside for their own safety.

mar l ene d (264)
Friday November 16, 2012, 12:45 pm
noted thnx !!!

Thomas P (280)
Friday November 16, 2012, 12:48 pm
Noted...very nice!

Florence Eaise (132)
Friday November 16, 2012, 1:34 pm
Thanks Cher that article had me rolling on the floor! I can completely relate as im sure most cat owners can ive gotten all types of "gifts" from my cats lol luckily they have learned somehow to catch them and bring them in yet they are still alive so i can always let them go lol just in the last two weeks ive freed 3 moles and two sparrows ( and the sparrows were really hard to catch for me lol i read somewhere that they bring them in to show you that they are good hunters and also to show that they are doing their share it also said that when us humans go shopping and bring foods and things home out cats thin we went hunting too thats just cracked me up arent cats they best! Just a quick tip if you put a colorful collar on your cat with a little jingle bell that make noise it helps prey to see and hear the cats coming it does work i tried it! Thanks for the great article Cher no many people post or speak of feral so i deeply appreciate it Cher thanks again NOTED

Iveta cer (41)
Friday November 16, 2012, 2:24 pm
My cat is indoor only but few times we got mouse in basement and my cat was there till he catch that mouse then run from basement on second floor ( 3 storey house ) with mouse in his mouth to our master bedroom to show us how good hunter he is :) . He was sooo cute because that happened like 2 am we were sleeping and he was like talking to wake us up to tell him how good cat he is :) :) .

Karen B (8)
Friday November 16, 2012, 4:23 pm
Years ago, I was given an abandoned kitten, I named Cami.!!!! She was a very smart cat, would fetch like a dog, with small pieces of aluminum foil. She seemed to be grateful that I took her in. she started bringing in chipmunks, a bird that flew all around my little kitchen, at the time. She even brought in the house a garter snake, 3 times, the last time it died.!!!! I kept a little window open for her, that is how she brought hunting prizes in the house. Cats do this to please their human owners, to try to please them!!!!!!!

penny C (83)
Friday November 16, 2012, 4:27 pm
Mine is indoor,no gifts Lol!!

Edgar Zuim (47)
Friday November 16, 2012, 4:41 pm
As I recall, the only gift I got from my cat, a mouse that was still alive. To tell the truth I do not know who was more scared if it was a mouse or my cat. In the first carelessness of my cat the mouse escaped. It was great fun

reft h (66)
Friday November 16, 2012, 5:16 pm
I like Florence's idea of the little bell on the collar. It might help save more songbirds and chipmunks. This one thing I don't like about cats, If they would just go after mice, it would be fine.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 5:57 am
I have indoor cats.

paul m (93)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:07 am


Lydia Mcintyre (47)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:28 am

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:51 am
people want me to die because i have an intrest in taxidermy. there is a lot of terrible taxidermy out there so making it look good is hard. I have no intrest in being a human mortition. you can tell those people to die in a hole too.

so when the cat kills me things. I take advantage of it (if legal. the USA is strickt about it's birds)

do you really think my cat cares what I do to the squerril he killed and broght home? I'm sure he is just upset that I didn't share it with him. or took it away. "yo. what did you do to my snack. give it back *boohoo*" the cat's instinct to hunt will not be "how could you take the skin off of that thing I killed and preserve the skin and make a statue out of it? you won't kill me and do that will you?"

if anything the cat would try killing the taxidermy mount.

Isabelle J (81)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:07 am
He brought me a bird once, now he's got a bell on his collar.

M B (62)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 2:19 pm
Yes, he brings mice.

Melania Padilla (122)
Monday November 19, 2012, 6:28 pm
Thanks for posting!

Russie C (4)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 8:10 pm
My 3 cats bring me gifts all the time, mostly lizards but some mouses too. I rescue most of them, my cats just like to play with whatever they catch until it dies as my cats are fed well. I take whatever they bring in the house and rescue it before they kill or hurt it.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 12:05 pm
When I first bought my house and it was new, my cats would go out into the backyard, which I turned into a cattery and bring in field mice. I'm scared of mice, so I wasn't real thrilled. The mice have moved on and I haven't had one brought into the house for years.

Carol H (229)
Friday December 7, 2012, 7:23 pm
my cats are indoor, my gift is their safety
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