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I am the cat whisperer!

Adam's cat, Dorthy, has been trained! She brought home a mouse tonight. The mouse was alive, unharmed, and she waited patiently at home while I let it go in Oak Knoll Park. When I returned home, I gave her the fresh catnip as a reward! Now if I can get her to do the same with birds, she'll be as good as Little Miss!

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duc_de_duras
Jul. 11th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
I don't see it as beauty at all. Because you're using beauty as an opposition to natural order. It's inherant in you're valueing that the predator not kill the prey. Why would that be beautiful?

Let's assume you have had success at this. You would see this as a thing of value. I don't see it as a value. In truth I see it as a corruption of this creature's natural and desired activities.

Teaching a racoon to eat out of your hand is likely creating a serious problem. This animal is now far more likely to die than it was prior to learning that some humans are safe. It will be more likely to trust people and as such be less afraid of them. This will lead the animal to situations where it will become a pest and will be eliminated for being one. This is why national parks don't want people feeding the animals. This is why bear populations end up causing problems.

Accept cats for what they are, domesticated predators. They have a lot of breeding that's been done to make sure these creature can co-exist in a positive manor with humans but part of that co-existance is at heart that they are predators of pest species. Such as rodents and to some degree some avians.
pamc
Jul. 11th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
The "natural order"?!? You wanna talk to me about how fucked up the natural order is?!?!

I love you, Mark, but fucking THINK!
pamc
Jul. 11th, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)
I gotta add...
That's the funniest fucking thing I've heard all night! All year even!

Natural order.... like that's a good thing....

BWAHAHAHAHA!

Oh, Mark... bless you.
duc_de_duras
Jul. 11th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
Re: I gotta add...
Sorry I don't see it as amusing. This is an agree to disagree situation.
pamc
Jul. 11th, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
Re: I gotta add...
Oh, you WILL agree with me in a second. You gotta bite the bullet on this one, Mark.

Every day I'm alive is against the natural order.


So... wanna rethink your position?

Sad thing is, sometimes my happy though is, "Maybe today I'll die of natural causese" when all I have to do to die of natural causes is to not take my medication in the morning.

I fight every goddamn day against the natural order and I have already acheived the impossible by LIVING.

Now, I know that you don't want to say that it would be ore in line with how things should be if your friend were dead.

Which is why I've already forgiven you.

But really... please remember who you're talking to sometimes. You went through cancer. I thought you'd know this, but maybe healing is as forgetful as they say... And I think I like it that way.

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