- Dec 29, 2015
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Our little 7lb fluff ball hunter ended a Redtail Hawk that was harassing her. She caught it in a mid air dive. She was in a cone for two weeks while her wounds healed up, so......I'm not sure if it was really worth it.I pity the hawk that takes on a full grown cat, not just because of the cat's size but also because they have claws.
Mystic, the cat I lost this summer, actually killed and ate a redtailed hawk once. No damage to her either, so she must have gotten very lucky.Our little 7lb fluff ball hunter ended a Redtail Hawk that was harassing her. She caught it in a mid air dive. She was in a cone for two weeks while her wounds healed up, so......I'm not sure if it was really worth it.
Hi, I've wondered that too. At our house, there's tons of windows, and we have something like a table or perch in front of all of them, so they roam around all the rooms and look at everywhere. The cat tree is in front of a window too. And we don't restrict them about where they can climb (place is catproofed). A portion of our kitchen counter is theirs, with their water fountain on it. And the two kitties have each other's company and tons of toys. I leave the TV on for them too, with an aquarium DVD. They seem happy and energetic. I don't want them outside, it's so dirty and dangerous out there and they are so clean and safe inside. Here's a pic of the cat tree at one of the windows (it was night so our curtains were closed)Are indoor cats as happy as outdoor cats? I know that outdoor cats don't live as long, and an indoor cat is safer. But I see some of my indoor cat look longlingly outdoors. Are we robbing them from living their lives to the fullest, despite the dangers?
Bill Maher said of this issue, “Married men live longer. Yes. And an indoor cat also lives longer. It's a furball with a broken spirit, that can only look out on a world it can never enjoy. But it does technically live longer.”
My great- grandmother, who just loved cats, has always worried that people were begning to treat cats like hothouse plants. I would be one of the people she complained about because I always wanted my cats to be safe, but in wanting that for them, maybe I cheated them.View attachment 306436