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Subject: RE: [Leica] Dearest of companions
From: "Don Dory" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 07:16:56 -0400

Well Jim,
Snowshoe is just being a good pack member.  She is sharing and possibly
trying to teach you to hunt.  Plus, your mouse population should be

I would praise her, but try to modify the behavior to drop the mouse
outside.  Catch her with the mouse still in her mouth, pick her up, take
her outside and reward her there. I was mostly lucky with my cats, they
left dead offerings at the front door, although there was a time when my
current cat would bring us ground squirrels.  So much fun to catch them
again, and again, and again.


- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jim
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 5:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Dearest of companions

Well, and since we're a bit off topic here, perhaps you cat people can 
help me.

Our cat, Snowshoes, (I wanted to name her Bigfoot but was outvoted)

...brings at least one live mouse into our home every week and presents 
them to us as some sort of offering. She drops the mouse and then sits 
at our feet meowing and seemingly expecting one of us to catch, (and 
eat?) the mouse.... we can't.

Bells don't work as she manages to destroy them all... and I've fastened

them quite securely.  Her collar and rabies/leukemia tag always remain 
but she somehow manages to remove either the clapper or other needed

Any new ideas?
- -- 

Jim -

Daniel Ridings wrote:

>>My calico cat of 18 years is on an IV now and is not expected to come
>>back from the vet as a sure thing.
>>Kidney failure.
>>She who slept on half my face for 18 years. My first cat. Certainly a
>>bonding thing.
> Our last cat, not our present one, lived until she was 17. All kinds
> problems as Mark describes.
> At last, she use all her strength to jump up into Simon's, my oldest
> son's, lap. He petted her and then looked at me: "Pappa, I think Isis
> died." She did.
> Present cat is 9 years old. These pets, these pets.
> Daniel
>>But Alistair was here first.
>>Slides the cat was my favorite photo subject and companion for just
>>than a third my life and I'm 52.
>>She normally weight 8 pounds. I realize what this sounds like to cat
non lovers.
>>MY dog will miss her.  Dog's best friend is his cat.
>>Did you hear this one going around?  :
>>	Man is a dog's idea of what God should be.
>>I'd say:
>>	A Cat is a dog's idea of what God should be.
>>Lets not underappreciate them day by day.
>>Mark Rabiner
>>And Squirrels.
>>Portland, Oregon USA

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