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  1. #1
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Cat Food ?

    I got into the habit of taking my digital camera with me when I am out
    bicycling and was happy to have had it with me yesterday. I was on my
    way home from a nice long ride and was riding through a neighbourhood
    about a mile from home when I came across a young cat playing with a
    chipmunk. The cat was not trying seriously to hurt the chipmunk, and
    the chipmunk was not trying hard to get away. On the contrary, once in a
    while when the cat stopped chasing the chipmunk went back to tease him
    and get things going again.

    I was trying to shoot some video of it when a guy in a car stopped to
    see what was going on. I told him they were only playing, but he was
    sure that we had to rescue the chipmunk, so he shooed it away one way
    and shooed the cat in the opposite direction. Pity. I was hoping to get
    a better shot of the fun.

  2. #2
    John Kuthe Guest

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    On Jun 22, 9:42*am, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > I got into the habit of taking my digital camera with me when I am out
    > bicycling and was happy to have had it with me yesterday. I was on my
    > way home from a nice long ride and was riding through a neighbourhood
    > about a mile from home when I came across a young cat playing with a
    > chipmunk. *The cat was not trying seriously to hurt the chipmunk, and
    > the chipmunk was not trying hard to get away. On the contrary, once in a
    > while when the cat stopped chasing the chipmunk went back to tease him
    > and get things going again.
    >
    > I was trying to shoot some video of it when a guy *in a car stopped to
    > see what was going on. I told him they were only playing, but he was
    > sure that we had to rescue the chipmunk, so he shooed it away one way
    > and shooed the cat in the opposite direction. Pity. I was hoping to get
    > a better shot of the fun.


    Some people are just no fun at all. :-(

    John Kuthe...

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Re: bbnMp.1071$[email protected]
    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I got into the habit of taking my digital camera with me when I am out
    > bicycling and was happy to have had it with me yesterday. I was on my
    > way home from a nice long ride and was riding through a neighbourhood
    > about a mile from home when I came across a young cat playing with a
    > chipmunk. The cat was not trying seriously to hurt the chipmunk, and
    > the chipmunk was not trying hard to get away. On the contrary, once
    > in a while when the cat stopped chasing the chipmunk went back to
    > tease him and get things going again.
    >
    > I was trying to shoot some video of it when a guy in a car stopped to
    > see what was going on. I told him they were only playing, but he was
    > sure that we had to rescue the chipmunk, so he shooed it away one way
    > and shooed the cat in the opposite direction. Pity. I was hoping to
    > get a better shot of the fun.


    Is this the chipmunk equivalent of running with scissors?

    It's all fun until somebody gets eaten.



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    Ema Nymton Guest

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    On 6/22/2011 9:42 AM, Dave Smith wrote:
    > I got into the habit of taking my digital camera with me when I am out
    > bicycling and was happy to have had it with me yesterday. I was on my
    > way home from a nice long ride and was riding through a neighbourhood
    > about a mile from home when I came across a young cat playing with a
    > chipmunk. The cat was not trying seriously to hurt the chipmunk, and
    > the chipmunk was not trying hard to get away. On the contrary, once in
    > a while when the cat stopped chasing the chipmunk went back to tease
    > him and get things going again.
    >
    > I was trying to shoot some video of it when a guy in a car stopped to
    > see what was going on. I told him they were only playing, but he was
    > sure that we had to rescue the chipmunk, so he shooed it away one way
    > and shooed the cat in the opposite direction. Pity. I was hoping to
    > get a better shot of the fun.


    The cat was beautiful, but the chipmunk was difficult to see, he moved
    too fast. Maybe he didn't want to be lunch? I think the cat was just
    playing, though.

    Becca

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 22/06/2011 1:09 PM, Ema Nymton wrote:
    and get things going again.
    >>
    >> I was trying to shoot some video of it when a guy in a car stopped to
    >> see what was going on. I told him they were only playing, but he was
    >> sure that we had to rescue the chipmunk, so he shooed it away one way
    >> and shooed the cat in the opposite direction. Pity. I was hoping to
    >> get a better shot of the fun.

    >
    > The cat was beautiful, but the chipmunk was difficult to see, he moved
    > too fast. Maybe he didn't want to be lunch? I think the cat was just
    > playing, though.
    >


    It was a beautiful cat wasn't it. I wish that guy had not shooed them
    away to safety <?>. I was hoping to get some better footage. I know
    that video left a lot to be desired. At least I have since figured out
    how to convert it to a smaller file. Those .avi files are huge and take
    a long time to transfer.

  6. #6
    Janet Guest

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    In article <bbnMp.1071$[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > I got into the habit of taking my digital camera with me when I am out
    > bicycling and was happy to have had it with me yesterday. I was on my
    > way home from a nice long ride and was riding through a neighbourhood
    > about a mile from home when I came across a young cat playing with a
    > chipmunk. The cat was not trying seriously to hurt the chipmunk, and
    > the chipmunk was not trying hard to get away. On the contrary, once in a
    > while when the cat stopped chasing the chipmunk went back to tease him
    > and get things going again.


    LOL. Our dog often played with foxes at our other place; I've had the
    foxes come to the back door at night and bark to call her out for a game.
    I also saw her playing with a large rat; they were taking it in turnes to
    be the chaser. A previous dog had a wild rabbit friend and the pair of
    them would lie in the sun together.

    Janet.

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    ImStillMags Guest

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    On Jun 22, 10:34*am, Janet <H...@invalid.net> wrote:
    >
    > * LOL. Our dog often played with foxes at our other place; I've had the
    > foxes come to the back door at night and bark to call her out for a game.*
    > I also saw her playing with a large rat; they were taking it in turnes to
    > be the chaser. A previous dog had a wild rabbit friend and the pair of
    > them would lie in the sun together.
    >
    > * Janet.



    animals have a lot to teach people about getting
    along.....................


  8. #8
    Nancy2 Guest

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    > It's all fun until somebody gets eaten.


    Exactly. Cats will play with their food until it tires, and then eat
    it. The chipmunk probably thought it could scare the cat away.

    N.


  9. #9
    J. Clarke Guest

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    In article <bbnMp.1071$[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > I got into the habit of taking my digital camera with me when I am out
    > bicycling and was happy to have had it with me yesterday. I was on my
    > way home from a nice long ride and was riding through a neighbourhood
    > about a mile from home when I came across a young cat playing with a
    > chipmunk. The cat was not trying seriously to hurt the chipmunk, and
    > the chipmunk was not trying hard to get away. On the contrary, once in a
    > while when the cat stopped chasing the chipmunk went back to tease him
    > and get things going again.
    >
    > I was trying to shoot some video of it when a guy in a car stopped to
    > see what was going on. I told him they were only playing, but he was
    > sure that we had to rescue the chipmunk, so he shooed it away one way
    > and shooed the cat in the opposite direction. Pity. I was hoping to get
    > a better shot of the fun.


    Probably just as well. Cats do play with their food. And even if the
    cat didn't kill it, he might have brought it home alive and turned it
    loose in somebody's house, leaving them the joy of catching it and
    putting it out.

    On the other hand, they might have been old friends--that happens
    sometimes.







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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Re: ed03155c-5b21-467b-9621-21d3a3ab8f9c...oglegroups.com
    ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Jun 22, 10:34 am, Janet <H...@invalid.net> wrote:
    >>
    >> LOL. Our dog often played with foxes at our other place; I've had the
    >> foxes come to the back door at night and bark to call her out for a
    >> game. I also saw her playing with a large rat; they were taking it
    >> in turnes to be the chaser. A previous dog had a wild rabbit friend
    >> and the pair of them would lie in the sun together.
    >>
    >> Janet.

    >
    >
    > animals have a lot to teach people about getting
    > along.....................


    Yep. Where do you think cannibals learned to eat people?
    ;-)

    MartyB



  11. #11
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Re: 4xpMp.132861$[email protected]
    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 22/06/2011 1:09 PM, Ema Nymton wrote:
    > and get things going again.
    >>>
    >>> I was trying to shoot some video of it when a guy in a car stopped
    >>> to see what was going on. I told him they were only playing, but he
    >>> was sure that we had to rescue the chipmunk, so he shooed it away
    >>> one way and shooed the cat in the opposite direction. Pity. I was
    >>> hoping to get a better shot of the fun.

    >>
    >> The cat was beautiful, but the chipmunk was difficult to see, he
    >> moved too fast. Maybe he didn't want to be lunch? I think the cat
    >> was just playing, though.
    >>

    >
    > It was a beautiful cat wasn't it. I wish that guy had not shooed them
    > away to safety <?>. I was hoping to get some better footage. I know
    > that video left a lot to be desired. At least I have since figured out
    > how to convert it to a smaller file. Those .avi files are huge and
    > take a long time to transfer.


    There was a video that you posted somewhere?

    I used to have a cat that somehow managed to come up with the occasional
    mole. He would toss it around until he got tired of it, and then let it go.

    Obviously all those free meals made him less than diligent in his pest
    control duties. ;-)

    MartyB



  12. #12
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <4xpMp.132861$dI.26120@unlimited.newshosti[email protected] >,
    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 22/06/2011 1:09 PM, Ema Nymton wrote:
    > and get things going again.
    > >>
    > >> I was trying to shoot some video of it when a guy in a car stopped to
    > >> see what was going on. I told him they were only playing, but he was
    > >> sure that we had to rescue the chipmunk, so he shooed it away one way
    > >> and shooed the cat in the opposite direction. Pity. I was hoping to
    > >> get a better shot of the fun.

    > >
    > > The cat was beautiful, but the chipmunk was difficult to see, he moved
    > > too fast. Maybe he didn't want to be lunch? I think the cat was just
    > > playing, though.
    > >

    >
    > It was a beautiful cat wasn't it. I wish that guy had not shooed them
    > away to safety <?>. I was hoping to get some better footage. I know
    > that video left a lot to be desired. At least I have since figured out
    > how to convert it to a smaller file. Those .avi files are huge and take
    > a long time to transfer.


    Where is the link to the video please? I'd like to see it. :-)
    --
    Peace, Om
    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>

    "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have
    come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
    -- Mark Twain

  13. #13
    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 22/06/2011 10:38 PM, Omelet wrote:

    >> It was a beautiful cat wasn't it. I wish that guy had not shooed them
    >> away to safety<?>. I was hoping to get some better footage. I know
    >> that video left a lot to be desired. At least I have since figured out
    >> how to convert it to a smaller file. Those .avi files are huge and take
    >> a long time to transfer.

    >
    > Where is the link to the video please? I'd like to see it. :-)


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  14. #14
    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 22/06/2011 1:34 PM, Janet wrote:

    > LOL. Our dog often played with foxes at our other place; I've had the
    > foxes come to the back door at night and bark to call her out for a game.
    > I also saw her playing with a large rat; they were taking it in turnes to
    > be the chaser. A previous dog had a wild rabbit friend and the pair of
    > them would lie in the sun together.


    I have sen out casts "playing" with mice that they had corralled in
    order to teach their kittens to kill.

    One time our Lab was walking around with something inside his mouth. My
    wife asked him what he had and he tried to act innocent. She finally got
    him to open up his mouth and out popped a baby rabbit.

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <xqyMp.59873$[email protected] >,
    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 22/06/2011 10:38 PM, Omelet wrote:
    >
    > >> It was a beautiful cat wasn't it. I wish that guy had not shooed them
    > >> away to safety<?>. I was hoping to get some better footage. I know
    > >> that video left a lot to be desired. At least I have since figured out
    > >> how to convert it to a smaller file. Those .avi files are huge and take
    > >> a long time to transfer.

    > >
    > > Where is the link to the video please? I'd like to see it. :-)

    >
    > FaceBook


    Am I linked to you on FB? I go there so seldom, I don't recall...
    --
    Peace, Om
    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>

    "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have
    come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
    -- Mark Twain

  16. #16
    Janet Guest

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    In article <EtyMp.59874$[email protected] >,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > On 22/06/2011 1:34 PM, Janet wrote:
    >
    > > LOL. Our dog often played with foxes at our other place; I've had the
    > > foxes come to the back door at night and bark to call her out for a game.
    > > I also saw her playing with a large rat; they were taking it in turnes to
    > > be the chaser. A previous dog had a wild rabbit friend and the pair of
    > > them would lie in the sun together.

    >
    > I have sen out casts "playing" with mice that they had corralled in
    > order to teach their kittens to kill.
    >
    > One time our Lab was walking around with something inside his mouth. My
    > wife asked him what he had and he tried to act innocent. She finally got
    > him to open up his mouth and out popped a baby rabbit.


    I was showing some children a clutch of tiny new pheasant chicks
    (hatched by one of our chickens) when one of the baby birds jumped out
    of the pen and made a dash for freedom. The rabbit-friendly dog dashed
    after it and snapped it up. Then he brought it to me and put it in my
    hand; perfectly safe and unharmed.

    Janet.

  17. #17
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    Janet <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > I was showing some children a clutch of tiny new pheasant chicks
    > (hatched by one of our chickens) when one of the baby birds jumped out
    >of the pen and made a dash for freedom. The rabbit-friendly dog dashed
    >after it and snapped it up. Then he brought it to me and put it in my
    >hand; perfectly safe and unharmed.


    In my salad days I was a chick herding dawg too.

  18. #18
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:42:12 -0400, Dave Smith wrote:

    > I got into the habit of taking my digital camera with me when I am out
    > bicycling and was happy to have had it with me yesterday. I was on my
    > way home from a nice long ride and was riding through a neighbourhood
    > about a mile from home when I came across a young cat playing with a
    > chipmunk. The cat was not trying seriously to hurt the chipmunk, and
    > the chipmunk was not trying hard to get away. On the contrary, once in a
    > while when the cat stopped chasing the chipmunk went back to tease him
    > and get things going again.
    >
    > I was trying to shoot some video of it when a guy in a car stopped to
    > see what was going on. I told him they were only playing, but he was
    > sure that we had to rescue the chipmunk, so he shooed it away one way
    > and shooed the cat in the opposite direction. Pity. I was hoping to get
    > a better shot of the fun.


    The cat would have eventually ate the head off the chipmunk once the
    chipmunk stopped playing. All my cats did this.

    You must really be stupid to think they were just playing. The
    chipmunk was probably exhausted and dying.

    Moron.

    -sw

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