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Old 01-05-2014, 03:17 AM
 
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I would be pretty upset with my BF if he did that. I would not want to risk anything happening to the cats.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Care to elaborate?

Yes.

Cats are predators and hunters. Have to accept that if you're a cat owner.
A cat is not going to get poisoned if he's in a fenced in backyard.
I doubt a coyote is going to come in her backyard.


For someone to freak out so much because their boyfriend let their cat walk around outside of a little bit is definitely overreacting.
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Location: FL
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This isn't about cats, this is about human behavior and not what is best for the cat. It is about the OP's BF disregarding her wishes not what is best for the cat. Beyond basic care is an individual decision when it comes to pets and in this instance the OP made her wishes known to her BF but he chose to ignore her and did what he wanted which means he'd also ignore her choices in other matters. We all have opinions and beliefs about what is best for our pets/children/person and make choices based on those opinions and beliefs. I know we will not agree, I hope that we will strive to not be disagreeable when we disagree and hope that we are responsible in our care of those who depend on us and at minimum do no harm. (Getting off soapbox now.)
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Yes.

Cats are predators and hunters. Have to accept that if you're a cat owner.
A cat is not going to get poisoned if he's in a fenced in backyard.
I doubt a coyote is going to come in her backyard.


For someone to freak out so much because their boyfriend let their cat walk around outside of a little bit is definitely overreacting.
Lol! You think a cat can't jump a fence? You don't know cats, my friend.
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:40 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Lol! You think a cat can't jump a fence? You don't know cats, my friend.
He/she doesn't know coyotes very well either.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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He/she doesn't know coyotes very well either.
Or large hawks and owls.....
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Or large hawks and owls.....
Or raccoons.
When I open my front door at night, the raccoons fly over the fence with the greatest of ease.
After Couscous got into an altercation with one of those bad boys, he had to be sewn back together again.
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