ANOTHER CAT GONE

Our neighbors have “lost” yet another cat. This one was Tux, a beautiful, affectionate friendly black and white fellow. He’s just disappeared. That makes the 3rd cat they’ve lost in a couple of years. One got run over. One developed some kind of skin disease the vet couldn’t cure. The consensus with Tux is that coyotes got him. I would think they would figure out that letting their kitties out is a sure bet for disaster. They love their pets, they’re heartbroken over Tux, but still, they have another that’s roaming the neighborhood. It’s just a matter of time till he’s history, too. So sad.

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5 comments on “ANOTHER CAT GONE

  1. Miko says:

    I’ve already decided that after Ben goes (possibly dragging me with him!) I won’t ever give my affections to another puss. It just hurts too much when they leave.

    Coyotes? WTF??? Do you have those dangerous animals roaming about in your neighbourhood? It sounds like a N. American version of Australia.

  2. Karen says:

    I’ve never seen one on our street or anything, but I have seen deer, possum, racoons, and skunks. There are coyotes in the vicinity. Our neighborhood is bordered in two different places by wild areas. One is along the river. The other is several thousand acres owned by a quarry. Only a fraction of it is being quarried, the rest is natural habitat. So, there are coyotes in the area. I’ve never heard of coyotes attacking a human, although it’s probably happened somewhere. We also have foxes, although fewer and fewer. I don’t think we have wolves around here. We do have bobcats, though. It’s dangerous outside for a domestic animal that’s allowed to roam.

  3. Miko says:

    You deal with armadillos too, if memory serves. I know that they aren’t dangerous animals, but my little ones are always astounded to hear of it! For almost all Japanese (and Kiwis, for that matter), rattlesnakes, armadillos, skunks, bobcats, and coyotes are incredibly exotic animals that are only ever seen in encyclopaedias or zoos. The most dangerous wild animal I’ve seen in Japan was a wild boar. They are real pests in the north part of Kobe, they go through the garbage and root through garden lots. Personally I think we should just eat them.

  4. Petra says:

    Just last night we watched a skunk playing around in our neighbor’s garden. We always call them “striped cats”, keep our distance and enjoy them. They are pretty and funny.

    We actually see more skunks than opossums or raccoons in the gardens around here. For deer sightings we go up to the park.

    Coyotes come down from the park now and then to check out the area for yippy little dogs and daft cats. As there are more of the former than the latter, they eat more hot dogs than cool cats. The most remarkable scene was when I watched two coyotes trying to get a cat. Good luck with that, the cat said and did a Cheshire Cat act. Actually, that streetwise cat did not even leave a grin behind. 🙂 Just two very, very baffled coyotes.

    Oh, and by the way, this is in the midst of Los Angeles, not somewhere in the rural wilderness at the edges of L.A. county.

  5. Karen says:

    Yes, as we’ve taken over their habitat, some of the wild creatures have adapted and thrive. Skunks and coyotes are two good examples.

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