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Dead Cat problem

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 1:06 pm
by Bedford
I had just returned to my house, and as I was parking in my normal spot, a cat was layign dead right where my front left tire usually goes. Doesn't look like it was killed by being ran over (thankfully), but I do kinda need to get rid of it. I wouldn't mind letting whoever owns it know about the cat's passing, but that may be a can of worms I don't want to open.

What is the best way to remove the body?

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 1:27 pm
by Makinamess
With respect hopefully ! That was a living, intelligent, sentient creature before it died, so it deserves a little respect. You could get a blanket or piece of fabric and gently lift the cat onto the fabric and wrap it up, then take it back to its owner (if you know who the owner is). If you don't want to touch the cat, you should call the equivalent of the RSPCA (I think it is called the ASPCA in your part of the world) and ask for their advice.

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 6:54 pm
by Bedford
Makinamess wrote:...intelligent, sentient creature before it died.


It's neither of the genus Homo, nor of the order Sphenisciformes, so it was not intelligent or sentient.

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 9:04 am
by meadow
how about you tell a neighbor and ask them to please take care of it for you. it's obvious you have no respect for other living [or ones that were previously so] creatures other than penguins or humans. they will be able to give that poor cat a proper and respectful removal that isn't just dumping in a trash can or worse.

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 10:25 am
by Bedford
Actually, I scooped it up with a spade and laid it underneath a spruce tree in my back yard. We keep it unmowed as it keeps unwanted visitors from the projects out of our backyard. (The family has lived here for 60 years, but 35 years ago they decided to make projects behind us.)

It was drawing flies, and was in my way; I don't want to run it over, but I also want to aprk where I usually do.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:39 am
by chicklin
Bedford wrote:
Makinamess wrote:...intelligent, sentient creature before it died.


It's neither of the genus Homo, nor of the order Sphenisciformes, so it was not intelligent or sentient.



Bedford - If you say this in all seriousness I take it you've never had a cat as a pet then?

If you had, you would know they can be very intelligent, and they most certainly are sentient...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:18 pm
by Bedford
They also make great improvised weapons. If someone attacks you, and a cat's around, quickly grab them by the tail and throw the cat at your attacker. They'd get clawed and you can get away to safety. :teach:

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:25 pm
by meadow
WTF? :shock:

i certainly hope you do not "own" any animals, pets or otherwise. i fear the sort of treatment you'd give them!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:44 pm
by Bedford
WHat do you mean? I play football with daschunds all the time...they play the part of footballs. :biggrin:

PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:06 am
by angel
your sad attempt of being "funny" is amongst the most pathetic attempts ever made in that direction.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:00 pm
by solana
wow



some things never change

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:28 am
by Valleysailor
I'm not a cat person, but I don't find much humor in this thread either. It was a living creature, for Cripe's sake.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:42 am
by meadow
exactly. *shudder*