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    Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby Robspierre » 05 Sep 2010 23:06

    So saturday morning I discovered my cat Bubba dead. At first I thought old age had gotten to him but a few feet away in the nice insulated box was a stray black cat also dead. Bubba looked like he was sleeping when I found him.

    Because of the second dead cat we believe that Bubba and the other cat got into something that had been put out. We do not have any poison about and the two closest neighbors who loved Bubba due to him going to their places and helping do his part in keeping the rodent population down checked their properties for any leaks and what not nothing.

    We do have some "people" for lack of a better word down the road who are less than stellar examples of human beings. I can't prove it but they have talked about poisoning animals such as coyotes and wild dogs. It may of been on purpose or it may of been just to get any animal.

    Even if I could prove it, New Mexico law is pretty light but I have a sheriff deputy friend watching these assholes waiting to nail them for something that carries a stiffer penalty(the sheriffs department has been keeping an eye on them recently and this just makes my friend want to nail them even more) than if they were charged and found guilty of killing Bubba and the other cat. These people are loud and stupid and will slip up sooner than later. It still hurts though. Bubba was a good cat. He was a mouser and a hunter and he loved attention from my family and the neighbors who looked out for him as well.

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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby Omphalos » 05 Sep 2010 23:30

    So sorry to hear this, Rob. If they did something like this, I hope the cops get them and get them good.
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby Redstar » 05 Sep 2010 23:41

    That's terrible. A good old cat is always a great member of the family. Maybe you can get him and the black cat tested for any poison and get a search for any poison on those "people's" property.
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby Aquila ka-Hecate » 06 Sep 2010 00:19

    I'm so sorry, Rob.

    I second the suggestion of poison testing - in fact, why not get a full autopsy done on Bubba?

    I did when my 3 canine companions were killed - and because of that, largely, I'm about to nail the perpetrators' asses to the door (err..floor..whatever)
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby merkin muffley » 06 Sep 2010 01:34

    Man, that's awful. I'm so sorry to hear that, I love cats and dogs, and he seems like a great cat.

    I have some idea of how you must feel about these fucks down the road, and I know what I would want to do, and what these fucks deserve.

    But I don't want you to get into trouble and, of course, wouldn't suggest anything illegal, so I will just say that I hope something that would be illegal happens to them by way of force majeure.
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby Eyes High » 06 Sep 2010 03:21

    So sorry to hear about this Rob. The death of a good pet is hard in the best of circumstances, but under such situations as this .... :tissue2: There is no sense in it. I wish the best for you my friend. Keep the fond memories of Bubba and all of his hi-jinks (being a cat, I'm sure there must have been at least a few) My heart goes out to you in this time of your loss. Love ya my friend.
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby Ampoliros » 06 Sep 2010 10:52

    I agree with the testing autopsy idea. I have zero tolerance for animal cruelty.

    I'm sorry for your loss, I completely understand the bond between a family and good pets.
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby D Pope » 06 Sep 2010 11:41

    I feel for ya mate, no one deserves a nut punch like that. Tough.
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby trang » 06 Sep 2010 11:50

    sorry to hear about your cat rob, that really is tough.

    I can say after your introduction of Bubba to us:

    I was a friend of Bubba...

    He gave love and friendship to rob.


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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby Serkanner » 06 Sep 2010 13:07

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss Rob. :( ...
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby nampigai » 06 Sep 2010 14:02

    sorry to hear! I can't stand poison - in any form.
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby Nekhrun » 06 Sep 2010 14:29

    That sucks Rob, hang in there.
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby SandRider » 06 Sep 2010 22:26

    well Rob, I ain't never known you to be any kind of an idiot,
    so I figger you've got some kind of idea what kind of flora is
    around your place, but there's a number of late summer wild
    shrubs around that're putting out seed berries right now, and
    some of them can be extremely toxic ... it's been my belief
    that domesticated cats have really lost a lot of instinct, or
    something, about toxic plants ... they seem to be willing to
    chew on anything ... the chances of both cats getting into
    the same batch of wild poison seems slim ... I'd sure be
    checking around your place for spilled or leaking containers
    of anything like herbicides, even if you've already done a
    once-over ... look for things that might've leaked into the
    ground, into something a rodent could've eaten, wandered
    off and died from it, then been shared by the cats ...
    ... and check your garage/driveway for anti-freeze leaks
    from your vehicles, if you've already started winterizing vehicles ...
    fucking anti-freeze is a big killer of animals - smells and tastes
    sweet, kills 'em quick ... there's been talk about making safer
    anti-freeze, but I don't know that it's been more than talk ...

    s'anyway, while your neighbors may have baited poison out
    for varmits, there are some other possibilities ... with both
    cats being found dead at the same time, I'd kinda rule out
    a virus or other disease, but you never know ...

    http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/disease ... freeze.htm
    http://www.doctordog.com/catbook/catpoison.html
    http://essmextension.tamu.edu/plants/toxics/


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    "Huh, I dunno ... you done asked them kids at the A&M Extension ?" ....

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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby Freakzilla » 06 Sep 2010 23:22

    You don't need poison to kill a cat. A bunch of aspirin in a can of tuna will do it.
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby Robspierre » 07 Sep 2010 00:04

    Thanks guys.

    All I will say is that some new data has come to light that rules out leaking fluids and flora/fauna.
    Seems a few folks in the area have had pets die suddenly at the same time...

    We didn't just check our property, we checked the two closest neighbors as well, they cared for him too. While we have had a heavy rainy summer, we have not had any new fauna appear (Thanks for the link SR, some good stuff there that I did not yet know) and we didn't find any new plants when we looked over the property.

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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby chanilover » 07 Sep 2010 04:35

    Sorry to hear about bubba, Rob. Did you give him a big cat funeral?
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby SandChigger » 07 Sep 2010 17:23

    Sorry to hear about this, Rob.
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby TheDukester » 08 Sep 2010 12:24

    Well, bloody fucking hell.

    There's few things worse than sad animal stories. If this does turn out to be related to human activity, and not just a horrible chain of events or something, I hope they crucify the culprits. I mean that literally: I hope they nail their hands to a cross and put it up next to the freeway.

    Sorry about this whole thing, Rob.
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 08 Sep 2010 17:40

    I'm really sorry to hear this Rob, good luck in getting anything done that can be if poison was the truth of it.

    I had a dog die of suspected poisoning. He went mad in our garage, clawed 3/4 of the way through a solid wood door, smashed my guitar amp, etc... he was suffering terribly, as soon as we discovered him we took him in and they put him down, nothing could be done. We were never able to nail anyone, but had our suspicions.
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby chanilover » 08 Sep 2010 17:45

    A Thing of Eternity wrote:I'm really sorry to hear this Rob, good luck in getting anything done that can be if poison was the truth of it.

    I had a dog die of suspected poisoning. He went mad in our garage, clawed 3/4 of the way through a solid wood door, smashed my guitar amp, etc... he was suffering terribly, as soon as we discovered him we took him in and they put him down, nothing could be done. We were never able to nail anyone, but had our suspicions.


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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby D Pope » 08 Sep 2010 18:30

    A foul piece of work up the back from us decided it'd be funny to shoot our dog in the ass with his new 22.
    The bullet broke Rustys back at a point about a quarter of the way forward of his tail disabling his aft half. The vet said it'd be kinder to kill him so we did.
    You can imagine my desire to inflict similar suffering.
    If I didn't believe that what goes around comes around, well, i'd probably be dead or in jail.
    I grieve with you.
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend From Hell

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 08 Sep 2010 18:43

    D Pope wrote:A foul piece of work up the back from us decided it'd be funny to shoot our dog in the ass with his new 22.
    The bullet broke Rustys back at a point about a quarter of the way forward of his tail disabling his aft half. The vet said it'd be kinder to kill him so we did.
    You can imagine my desire to inflict similar suffering.
    If I didn't believe that what goes around comes around, well, i'd probably be dead or in jail.
    I grieve with you.


    That's terrible... my girlfriend and I recently "rescued" a couple dogs from a landlord that was going to shoot them (we had to lie to the alcoholic owner of the dogs to get him to let them go with us, but otherwise his landlord was seriously going to shoot them). We took them to the Humane Society and they're up for adoption now, I think one was already adopted. Nice dogs.
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