Why your pet cat is not really yours

Why your pet cat is not really yours

There are 35 comments on the This is Wiltshire story from Aug 31, 2011, titled Why your pet cat is not really yours. In it, This is Wiltshire reports that:

HEARTBROKEN cat owners desperate to find their missing moggies may be stunned to learn that legally they don't own their beloved pets.

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Since: Sep 08

Henderson, NV

#1 Aug 31, 2011
Cats are not really yours because they see you as another cat that is just higher in rank. They consider you owned by them. They don't consider themselves owned by you. They are too independent for that. So goes the cat. =^..^=
Ken Clarke

London, Canada

#2 Aug 31, 2011
hmm interesting , i just thought maybe cats were dumb and didnt know their name when called

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DeeDee

Leesburg, VA

#3 Sep 1, 2011
Funny. My cats know there names. They just choose to ignore me sometimes. One of them, I got her and a puppy at the same time. She actually comes when called, and sits when told. Althou, you can almost see her thoughts. (what the hell did i just do that for)
racer42

Hayward, CA

#4 Sep 1, 2011
You think cats are bad, you should buy a parrot. Mine thinks the world revolves around him and I'm just here to feed him and scratch his head occasionally.

“Women (and cats) of WoW unite!”

Since: Jul 07

San Diego, but now: The Woods

#5 Sep 2, 2011
Our vet has said that, in the case of cats, "possession is 9/10 of the law." Cats that are allowed outdoors will sometimes switch households. Maybe the food is better, there isn't as much competition or someone is home more often. Whatever the reason some cats just do this.

Our neighbor's son's cat has been hanging out at my grandma's house for years, since the boy was at school most days. This wasn't a problem until the cat was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now he will need to be put to sleep soon and my grandmother insists that she plans to bury him. The "owner" wants to cremate him and plans to share his ashes with her. What a mess. It seems it will all come down to who grabs the cat first when it's "time."
CatsAreDumbAimle ssAnimals

Cleveland, OH

#6 Sep 19, 2011
Its because cats are idiots. People try to make them out to be this MARVEL when they are more rodent like than anything else. I mean get a pet rabbit, squirrel, rat... They all act and respond about the same.
TrilbyKat wrote:
Our vet has said that, in the case of cats, "possession is 9/10 of the law." Cats that are allowed outdoors will sometimes switch households. Maybe the food is better, there isn't as much competition or someone is home more often. Whatever the reason some cats just do this.
Our neighbor's son's cat has been hanging out at my grandma's house for years, since the boy was at school most days. This wasn't a problem until the cat was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now he will need to be put to sleep soon and my grandmother insists that she plans to bury him. The "owner" wants to cremate him and plans to share his ashes with her. What a mess. It seems it will all come down to who grabs the cat first when it's "time."
Biglips Smack

Durrington, UK

#7 Sep 19, 2011
CatsAreDumbAimlessAnimals wrote:
Its because cats are idiots. People try to make them out to be this MARVEL when they are more rodent like than anything else. I mean get a pet rabbit, squirrel, rat... They all act and respond about the same.
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my cat has more brains than you.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#9 Sep 19, 2011
CatsAreDumbAimlessAnimals wrote:
Its because cats are idiots. People try to make them out to be this MARVEL when they are more rodent like than anything else. I mean get a pet rabbit, squirrel, rat... They all act and respond about the same.
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Are rabbits good mousers?
honey_driplicks

Crook, UK

#10 Sep 19, 2011
jodi_e wrote:
<quoted text> Are rabbits good mousers?
No rabbits make good stews
DATS ALL GOOD

Jeanerette, LA

#11 Sep 19, 2011
DeeDee wrote:
Funny. My cats know there names. They just choose to ignore me sometimes. One of them, I got her and a puppy at the same time. She actually comes when called, and sits when told. Althou, you can almost see her thoughts.(what the hell did i just do that for)
welcome to hell we have ,cat food, lol i call my kitty turtle cause it snaps alot

Since: Sep 08

Henderson, NV

#12 Sep 19, 2011
CatsAreDumbAimlessAnimals wrote:
Its because cats are idiots. People try to make them out to be this MARVEL when they are more rodent like than anything else. I mean get a pet rabbit, squirrel, rat... They all act and respond about the same.
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Cats are Dumb Aimless Animals...
Who are you to say cats are idiots? Do you know how hard it is to hunt on your own and how close they have to get to their prey? Other than lions... and the cats that are in coalitions... they do it all on their own. They do it by themselves. Can you keep your balance the way a cat can walking on a fence that might as well be a tight rope? No... I didn't think so. If you fall from a very high place like maybe a few stories... would you usually land on your feet and without injury. No I didn't think so on that either. Can you see 6 times better than a human in the dark? Also another no right? Also can you also hide in plain sight... and jump 12 feet in the air with no difficulty and 14 feet across a room and break someone's neck with one swipe of your hand? No. When you can go outside and bring a bird back in your mouth when it is flying in mid air because you have to jump about 12 feet than maybe you have the right to say something. Until then... you be quiet.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#13 Sep 19, 2011
Real Americans have dogs. Cat people are always weirdos.

Since: Sep 08

Henderson, NV

#14 Sep 19, 2011
Faith...
You say real people have dogs right. Well here's one for you. I have three cats... and one of them out of the three is just like the seizure dogs. He is able to do exactly what they do. Oh and by the way... unlike dogs... he absolute refuses to eat human food so I don't have to worry about anything I at being gone at least because of him. So cats are as good as any dog. Have you heard of Oscar? The cat that predicts death with 97% accuracy? Have you heard yet of a dog being able to do that?
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#15 Sep 19, 2011
Dogs are vastly superior to cats. The only reason Oscar can predict death is because he lives in an assisted living joint where everyone is on their death bed. I never heard of a drug sniffing cat, a leader cat for the blind or a police cat. What about those parachute dogs that accompanied the SEALS on their mission to kill Bin Laden. I don't mine the human food thing I cook dinner for my dog. She refuses to eat anything I wouldn't eat.
STINKCAT

Edinburgh, UK

#16 Sep 19, 2011
Faith wrote:
Real Americans have dogs. Cat people are always weirdos.
Real Americans must have poor sense of smell because dogs stink

Since: Sep 08

Henderson, NV

#17 Sep 19, 2011
I think you misunderstand what I meant Faith. He has never been trained like the seizure dogs have. He is a cat that is afraid of outside... so he does not go everywhere I go like the seizure dogs would. He does have the ability just like the seizure dogs do in predicting them though. Sometimes he has known that mine were going to happen before I would. He is very very accurate. It's just an ability he has. My other two cats do not have this ability.

As for Oscar... Oscar they found as a kitten and took him in. Just like my cat's ability has never been able to be explained neither can Oscar's. Dogs are not the only ones with this ability. It has nothing to do with the fact that Oscar is living with people in a hospice. Ability is just that. Either they have it or they don't. What do you say of the dogs that don't have the ability to do these kinds of things? By your way of thinking I could turn this around on you and you know it... things that cats can do that dogs would never be able to accomplish. These are things cats don't even give a second thought to. Read one of my earlier writings.
Charlie

Pompano Beach, FL

#18 Sep 20, 2011
Faith wrote:
Real Americans have dogs. Cat people are always weirdos.
I guess I'm just a "real American weirdo" then...I have both:)
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#19 Sep 20, 2011
Charlie wrote:
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I guess I'm just a "real American weirdo" then...I have both:)
That's correct.
Tiddles

Durrington, UK

#20 Sep 20, 2011
Faith wrote:
Dogs are vastly superior to cats. The only reason Oscar can predict death is because he lives in an assisted living joint where everyone is on their death bed. I never heard of a drug sniffing cat, a leader cat for the blind or a police cat. What about those parachute dogs that accompanied the SEALS on their mission to kill Bin Laden. I don't mine the human food thing I cook dinner for my dog. She refuses to eat anything I wouldn't eat.
perhaps cats COULD do it , but just don't want to?

Since: Sep 08

Henderson, NV

#21 Sep 20, 2011
Tiddles wrote:
<quoted text>perhaps cats COULD do it , but just don't want to?
Tiddles...
LOL. There you go. Cats don't do anything they don't want to do. When you are training them to do something it has to be something they already do naturally... then you can try to add what you want to try to get them to do with what they already do on their own. If they want to do it. That's how it works with cats.

Look at Little Man for example. He already has the ability to detect seizures with me. That is something he is NOT trained for. If there were a way to train cats for it the way they do dogs and if he were not so afraid of outside... he could definitely qualify as a "service animal." My other two cats do not have this ability.

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