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14 years 9 months ago #19473 by kate
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Okay cat lovers - a poll for you [8D]

A few minutes ago, the kittens were sleeping in front of the fire. Tash came in through the cat flap and dropped a mouse right in front of them and left them to it. The kittens took off with the mouse and Tash lay down and cleaned herself.

So the question is - why did she do it?

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14 years 9 months ago #288659 by Birman Babe
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Just to prove shes the "big game hunter" and "leader of the pack"
which is why I would vote for none of the above in the poll ....

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14 years 9 months ago #288660 by kate
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I hadn't thought of that...she is an amazing hunter [}:)]

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14 years 9 months ago #288665 by ronnie
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For the same reason my old tart used to drop a live mouse in the middle of the lounge floor and sit back and watch the fun as the dogs (labradors) tried to tip the furniture over to get at said mouse.[}:)]

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14 years 9 months ago #288669 by sssnake
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None of the above. She is proving that if you want a job done properly ie the mouse dead, get a dog :D


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14 years 9 months ago #288673 by kate
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sssnake;270774 wrote: None of the above. She is proving that if you want a job done properly ie the mouse dead, get a dog :D

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14 years 9 months ago #288674 by NZ Appaloosas
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I did click "all of the above" because well, they all do fit with the way cats seem to think...but the truth of the matter is that she probably is trying to teach them to hunt. One theory is that the domesticated cat is a branch off the cheetah side of the cat family, and if you have watched any docos on cheetahs, the mother introduces her kits to prey/hunting by dropping a young, still living, gazelle in front of them.

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14 years 9 months ago #288675 by betenoir
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The fact she dropped it in front of the kittens rather than just depositing it in a suitably inconvenient place would tend to suggest it was for their benefit rather than for her entertainment.

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] BAAAAAAAAA

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14 years 9 months ago #288676 by kate
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ronnie;270768 wrote: For the same reason my old tart used to drop a live mouse in the middle of the lounge floor and sit back and watch the fun as the dogs (labradors) tried to tip the furniture over to get at said mouse.[}:)]

Admittedly, she's done that to us a few times. Sometimes with rats which is more unpleasant [B)][B)] Oh, and we don't have dogs, so she watches us trying to get at it...:rolleyes:

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14 years 9 months ago #288677 by kate
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NZ Appaloosas;270779 wrote: I did click "all of the above" because well, they all do fit with the way cats seem to think...but the truth of the matter is that she probably is trying to teach them to hunt. One theory is that the domesticated cat is a branch off the cheetah side of the cat family, and if you have watched any docos on cheetahs, the mother introduces her kits to prey/hunting by dropping a young, still living, gazelle in front of them.

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betenoir;270780 wrote: The fact she dropped it in front of the kittens rather than just depositing it in a suitably inconvenient place would tend to suggest it was for their benefit rather than for her entertainment.

Maybe she likes them more than she usually shows then :D :D

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14 years 9 months ago #288693 by NZ Appaloosas
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Not so sure about the like/dislike, but I'd say she definitely feels the responsibility. Of course, she could also see them as a way of promoting herself into a permanent supervisory role... ROFL!

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14 years 9 months ago #288718 by sod
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You are asking us mere slaves of them, to dare try to work out why they do what they do how big headed can we get :):)

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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14 years 9 months ago #288778 by clowder
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I think she's wanting to teach them to be totally independent of us mere humans. ;-)

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14 years 9 months ago #288820 by jen
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I think cats love to give stuff (when the mood strikes). I think she was saying "LOOK what i brought for you" and she would have been totally pleased with herself :) could othrtwise have been showing off.

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14 years 9 months ago #288825 by WalterPark
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We had a cat that would store a live mouse in the bath - sides too steep for mouse to get out - we would liberate mouse in the morning - cat never explained whether mouse was stored for him or us.
Same cat also brought home to share with us, (or skite), - live water rat, sausages from someone's barbeque, mouse traps from a neighbour, (this many times).
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