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sesquipedality
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You know how most cats kill sparrows and starlings? This afternoon I found what I assume was a dead pigeon in my back garden. (I wasn't going to look at it closely - it's resting in pieces in the bin.) There is an obvious culprit. The thing is she isn't much bigger than the pigeon was. Is this going to herald regular presents from now on? I do hope not.

Much panic this morning as I am unable to locate my purse. I decide to hold off on informing the credit card people as there's a chance it's in markbanang's rucksack. Good job, since when in a calmer frame of mind, it occurs that I was holding the bike helmet and might have placed it inside that. Inspection of the helmet bag, which incidentally bears an uncanny resemblance to a bowling bag, reveals that sometime in between getting off the bike and putting the helmet away, I managed to forget I'd put the purse in it.

What's especially interesting about this chain of events is that in no sense did I remember what I'd did. I worked it out from first principles as the only logical explanation for the facts. This strikes me as moderately twisted.

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lanfykins From: lanfykins Date: July 18th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Theoretically, cats who weren't taught to hunt as kittens don't grow up to be good hunters.

I feel that on the whole we're both very lucky that Nineve wasn't taught to hunt as a kitten. You could have come home to an elephant...
suzerain From: suzerain Date: July 19th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)
it'll be dead ones at first... sooner or later, it'll be upgraded to half-dead ones as presents cheerfully dropped at your feet with a "didn't I do well?" look...
undyingking From: undyingking Date: July 19th, 2007 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)
A bell sometimes helps (although not with the stealthier kind of cat)...
markbanang From: markbanang Date: July 19th, 2007 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)
That's an incredibly cruel thing to do to a cat IMO. *8')

As to the purse, when you have both hands full and a helmet in one hand, inside the helmet is the logical place to put something small and light to free up the other hand.

Doing this without thinking about it obviously means you're turning into a biker m'dear. *8')

Hugs,
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: July 19th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh noes!
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: July 19th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
After much soul searching and worry about the extra risks, I have come to the conclusion that I simply can't bear to collar Nineve. Witches cats don't do collars.
undyingking From: undyingking Date: July 19th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mm, some cats don't mind at all, some hate it.
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