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Old 03-12-2014, 11:25 PM
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This almost reads like something from The Onion. It would be funny if it wasn't so depressing. We can make this a game. How many red flags can YOU spot?

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Old 03-13-2014, 07:06 AM
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I've seen this posted a few times over the past couple of days, but never actually read it.
Just...wow.

Clearly they aren't capable of handling the cat. Why are they insisting on keeping him?
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:08 AM
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The same reason people keep dogs with serious behavior problems... I'm sure they love him despite it all.

I think it was TWAB who described a worked up cat as a "razorblade tornado." That's all I could think about when I was reading this article.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:36 AM
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The same reason people keep dogs with serious behavior problems... I'm sure they love him despite it all.
That wasn't my point. Keeping a pet with behavioural problems is one thing. Heck, I've got Rigby the nutcase. She may be crazy, but it's a crazy I can handle.
But this family sounds like they are not equipped to properly care for the cat.

They state the cat has a "history of violence" yet apparently the baby was left in close vicinity with the cat. Close enough that the parents were not there to immediately mitigate the situation before the tail was pulled and the "attack" ensued.
Admittedly I don't have cats or children. But IMO the child's safety is of utmost importance, and if they're not capable of keeping the child and the cat safe from each other...

I'm glad no one was seriously hurt, and I'm glad they're seeking out help for the cat. Hopefully something works out and all will be safe in their home.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:04 PM
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But this family sounds like they are not equipped to properly care for the cat.
Well, they're (allegedly) going to see a behaviorist so at least they are properly equipped to learn.
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That cat would've been given a dirt nap a loooong time ago if it were mine.
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