Mudcat Café message #544867 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38653   Message #544867
Posted By: Bill D
07-Sep-01 - 08:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: Cat's hunting habits
Subject: RE: BS: Cat's hunting habits
all this 'black vs. white' argument! There ARE shades of grey!....cats are animals, much like humans are, and vary, as humans do. Some humans seem to NEED violence, adreneline rushes and confrontation...others don't. Cats *tend* to stalk and hunt and play at being wild, but not all of them do it on a regular basis. I have had both sorts of cats...some who will bring me birds and mice, some who are sorta like Garfield, the lazy cartoon cat, who makes deals with the local mice to pretend to chase them.

When we keep an animal in a confined situation, we DO assume some responsibility for its behavior and must often stifle some of its natural impulses..(like spaying)...if your cat or dog kills the neighbors rabbits, something has to give. Best to look for a pet with less....ummm....enthusiasm, or live where un-supervised animals are less of a problem. I cannot understand people who insist of keeping large, unruly dogs or hunting-conditioned cats in apartments in the city!