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    Are cats useful?

    I( seem to have inherited a cat. Wanders into the house like she owns the place on a regular basis. Shoo'd her out a few times but she keeps comin back. I suspect a previous tenant who left 6 months ago.

    Should i discourage this beast or is it worth cultivating a friendship. Do they do anything useful, or is she gonna be like any other female, high maintenance, frustrating and mentally challenging?
    Heart of Gold and a Knob of butter.

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    Don’t feed her too much and she’ll become very useful. Have her fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth
    Don’t feed her too much and she’ll become very useful. Have her fixed.
    First have her fixed, and then don't feed her nothing at all, then you will see if she is worth anything.
    Worthless bastards are always on the drainboards, tables or work areas in the kitchen.

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    They make a great chicken substitute when yr a bit hard up, or you could make a sort of coonskin hat out of it.

    Thats exhausted my suggestions for usefulness of a cat.


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    Cats are wonderful friends. Siamese cats can talk & are super-intelligent.

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    Good to have around I reckon- our alley cat Guinness made short work of any rats that took up residence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    is it worth cultivating a friendship.
    Yes.


    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Do they do anything useful,
    No.

    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    is she gonna be like any other female, high maintenance, frustrating and mentally challenging?
    Yes. Plus, unless you are very strange, sex is not part of the deal.

    Some days however, its nice to have some one who is pleased to see you, and who clearly defined motives: "Feed me".

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    peterpan, you are mean!!!

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    Chass, how old is the cat? If it is a baby, then I'd say that you'd have your hands full. Trust me, it is like having a baby. They will keep you good company though.

    Who's cat is it? It may be lost? Just see if it continues to come back. If you feed it, you'll never get rid of it. Every cat has their own personality, so you will only know if you keep it as a house cat. Now obviously this isn't a house cat, if it is wondering in.

    Have you had pets before?

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    Good for getting rid of mice and snakes
    Worth keeping her just for that.

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    Quite good for buffing a nice shine on a pair of Churches brogues.

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    I have a nice red Thai dog from a hill tribe lady and she kills anything that comes in the yard except Takaps, Cobras, chickens and cats do not stand a chance and she will kill rats and mice, but doesn't eat anything she kills, she just does it cause she is a female.
    And she is worth her feed just for keeping the fucking cats and chickens away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    Worthless bastards are always on the drainboards, tables or work areas in the kitchen.
    only if you let them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja View Post
    Cats are wonderful friends. Siamese cats can talk & are super-intelligent.
    I have friends already. Some are wonderful and some can even talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    Yes. Plus, unless you are very strange, sex is not part of the deal. Some days however, its nice to have some one who is pleased to see you, and who clearly defined motives: "Feed me".
    Thanks ndh, thats pretty much what i expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    Chass, how old is the cat?
    It looks well travelled but i have not checked its passport yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    Trust me, it is like having a baby.
    How many babies experience is this based on?
    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    Who's cat is it? It may be lost?
    Cat failed to answer this question under interrogation, but it is not lost as it keeps finding my front door.
    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    Have you had pets before?
    I had a Border Collie from 7 weeks until she died aged 13 last year.
    I had a hamster called ceasar when i was 9 yrsd old.
    I had a goldfish once but it escaped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    Quite good for buffing a nice shine on a pair of Churches brogues.
    Does it work on other leather products? I ask in case KW is interested, as i believe he has a few cats. and maybe some leather furniture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    and maybe some leather furniture?
    not yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    Does it work on other leather products?
    Yes, dip the cat in a bit of leather oil and rub gently. Watch out for the claws though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    Originally Posted by phuketbound Trust me, it is like having a baby. How many babies experience is this based on?
    I'm a bloke so I don't know much about giving birth, but I'd have thought that childbirth was a tad more painfull than having a cat. Of course giving birth to a cat would probably be a bit scratchy I suppose.

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    Had a cat turn up one evening, never saw the cat before, had a look around the kitchen, and eventually settled into the washing machine. In the morning we had a cat and 2 very fresh kittens that looked like a pair of sausages. The following day, mummy cat stashed her litter in the sock drawer and buggered off out. She returned an hour later with a large fish. This happened every morning for a couple of months, untill the sausages were old enough to accompany mum on her 5.00 AM jaunt. I followed, curious to see where the fish came from. The market. Soon as the stallholders back was turned, the feline thief nipped in and nicked a fish, then trotted back home with the sausages and myself in tow. Ended up that the cat cost me a small fortune over the years, as the surviving sausage grew into a big beast of an animal that was charged for travelling on the ferry, the coach and the train, to say nothing of the vets bills. Thankless bastard left one day, never to return. Usefull? Not really, but a good companion for three years.

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    ^ hahaha. great story!

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    I far prefer dogs to cats but don't dislike cats as pets.

    Our guard adopted one (a female) and now we have about 10 youngens patrolling the Moo Ban.

    Yes they do keep the snakes away although I have seen more snakes now than I have ever seen mainly because they have cleared acres of land next to my property and for the new Tollway.

    Tom cats are a pain in the arse at night when they start their chest beating though and their urine territory markings (which stink) always seem to be next to the front door!

    As far as I am concerned "dogs rule" just like "vegemite"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    The following day, mummy cat stashed her litter in the sock drawer and buggered off out. She returned an hour later with a large fish.
    I bet you feet smelt a bit fishy for a while. I suppose it is better than being in the undie drawer!

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    Cat's are good companions & worth keeping around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    I suppose it is better than being in the undie drawer!
    It was the sock and undie drawer.

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