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Old 07-12-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Northern CA
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This is gross, but we get mouse plagues here.

The kids play cricket with them.
That's lovely. Here is something to think about.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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I have not read the previous posts, so forgive me if I repeat myself. When I lived in Tulsa, I was mortified to find out my house was crawling with mice. I got mini dachshunds and they caught and killed them. That breed is bred to pull rabbits out of their holes. Their noses have a great sense of smell, and they find them pretty quickly.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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My two tom cats catch cottontails quite often. So far they have left my pheasants alone but probably just because they can't catch 'em.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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My two tom cats catch cottontails quite often. So far they have left my pheasants alone but probably just because they can't catch 'em.
I hear that. My female dachshund has killed rabbits, birds, mice and anything she can run and catch. The squirrels have eluded her so far. Lol.

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Old 07-12-2012, 10:01 PM
 
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I hear that. My female dachshund has killed rabbits, birds, mice and anything she can run and catch. The squirrels have eluded her so far. Lol.
I've always liked dachshunds a lot although I've never owned one. The breed used to be extremely popular out here on the New Mexico and Texas high plains some 30 to 40 years ago. I recall friends at Clovis, NM who had a beautiful pair of the full sized dogs. Unfortunately both had the back problems many times suffered by the breed. I believe it was those friends who first told me of the dachshunds' early use for hunting burrows.

My farm seems to get a lot of "throwaways". My toms were two young cats that were tossed out a few years ago and found their way to my house. They are now my close buddies but I worry that some day a coyote will catch them unaware. I've lost several dogs (also adopted throwaways) to coyotes in the past few years.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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I've always liked dachshunds a lot although I've never owned one. The breed used to be extremely popular out here on the New Mexico and Texas high plains some 30 to 40 years ago. I recall friends at Clovis, NM who had a beautiful pair of the full sized dogs. Unfortunately both had the back problems many times suffered by the breed. I believe it was those friends who first told me of the dachshunds' early use for hunting burrows.

My farm seems to get a lot of "throwaways". My toms were two young cats that were tossed out a few years ago and found their way to my house. They are now my close buddies but I worry that some day a coyote will catch them unaware. I've lost several dogs (also adopted throwaways) to coyotes in the past few years.
I know about the back issues. Molly just had disc herniations, but is better now. The coyotes have been attacking and killing litgld dogs in Bixby, Ok, one town over from where I was. I hope they dont get your babies.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I know about the back issues. Molly just had disc herniations, but is better now. The coyotes have been attacking and killing litgld dogs in Bixby, Ok, one town over from where I was. I hope they dont get your babies.
My mom cat was a throwaway. Once she came inside, she has never even tried to leave. She was too tame and people oriented to be feral. But she had a momma who knew what to do with mice. Sadly the two cats dumped with her did not do so well. The male I think did, now that I see him now and then but someone has him as indoor outdoor, but the sweetest one got hit by a car. She was beautiful.

I love the state, but the regard for pets here is not so great. Her babies, whom she brough up to me, mostly are still here since I couldn't find homes. My younger dog, a really tall mix of terrier and possibly akita, is my little four pound cat's best friend. They lay together and when the others look to harrass her he barks at them and chases them away. If anyone knows of a cat rescue/referal who actually verifies its not a lab or they won't live outside, I'd be interested. I'd also love to help with one in some way.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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My mom cat was a throwaway. Once she came inside, she has never even tried to leave. She was too tame and people oriented to be feral. But she had a momma who knew what to do with mice. Sadly the two cats dumped with her did not do so well. The male I think did, now that I see him now and then but someone has him as indoor outdoor, but the sweetest one got hit by a car. She was beautiful.

I love the state, but the regard for pets here is not so great. Her babies, whom she brough up to me, mostly are still here since I couldn't find homes. My younger dog, a really tall mix of terrier and possibly akita, is my little four pound cat's best friend. They lay together and when the others look to harrass her he barks at them and chases them away. If anyone knows of a cat rescue/referal who actually verifies its not a lab or they won't live outside, I'd be interested. I'd also love to help with one in some way.
I think the problem with Oklahoma is too many breeders, don't you think? I mean when I first moved there in 2003, you could go up and down 71st any weekend, and pretty much buy any breed of puppy you could want. Now, that they are cracking down on the puppy mills, you don't see it too much. Of course, I left there last August. If I hear of anything, I'll let you know/
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:00 AM
 
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In my house traps will be presented for those black evils.We lay the super-sticky patches on the usual path of theirs at night.

We get many the next morning.

But those patches are quite expensive.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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