R.S.Y Buchanan spotted this sidewalk memorial on Beacon Street in Somerville yesterday:
I'm not sure why this particular cat merits a sidewalk shrine, but as a cat lover I feel their pain.
If so the pet's owner probably should have been more caring to it in life and kept it indoors or otherwise out of harm's way.
If so, maybe she could have been more caring to others around and shut down your internet connection before you speculated about something you have no information about just so you could be judgy and preachy.
Spoken by someone who would never speculate, judge or preach.
Not to that degree of ignorance of the situation - and not anonymously, either.
I might buzz over there and read the note and find out, actually.
Sorry if I prefer anonymity on the Internet Swirly. And I think I speak for a lot of casual UH readers that don't need an identity here nor find identifiable users' posts to be intrinsically more honest or less ridiculous.
I'm not a troll and have a vested interest in keeping domestic cats indoors for their own and their prey's safety.
When I was a child I found my beloved outdoor pet cat with its throat ripped out- presumably by a raccoon. A ghastly sight and I'm quite sure a very unpleasant death. I learned at that young age that domestic cats should be kept indoors.
Another unpleasant day was when a driver I was riding with could not avoid and ran over a cat that darted in front of us.
I've continued to learn about the issue, in part because I also enjoy seeing song- and other birds in my yard:
This is the part where you speculate about how we'll be overrun by coyotes and nasty, evil fisher cats if we start keeping our cats indoors.
Now, explain how you know that this was an outdoor cat?
That is why I used the words "if so." If it was not an outdoor cat or did not otherwise meet an untimely death outside, at the scene of the memorial, then my suggestions don't apply.
See how that works?
On another note I find it odd that someone who continually argues with and insults others on the internet doesn't feel the need for more privacy and it fact makes their life an open book.
You considered my earlier post ignorant?
I consider your entire M.O. on UH foolish.
Well said in response to someone who feels need to comment on everything.
Check out my tracking stats of late, dear.
I wasn't aware that there were only about three or four posts by Adam all last week.
I have actually pulled back from commenting on U Hub because I'm tired of dealing with the condescension of self-appointed moderators who see every thread as an oppotunity to pin somebody's ears back. The sad part is that I agree with a lot the comments these people make; however, there's only so much snark/smug I can take before breakfast.