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Why are all of these cats going missing? :(
The big, bad cat eating monster of old Brockley town.... Seriously though, I have never lived in an area where so many cats seem to vanish. Just about every street has at least 1 missing cat poster on it... Missing cat posters and dumped car tyres are 2 of the (negative) constants in Brockley...
We've had two posters for different cats in the last two weeks. I hope they are all ok.
Honestly, I think there are just a lot of cats (lots of gardens in brockley) and a lot of owners who think this site is a good way to spread the news.
It's not a mystery. Most missing cats have been run over. People drive too fast down these streets, despite the speed bumps.
I agree people drive too fast but that's a really unhelpful comment for anyone with a missing cat to read! 90% of cats return home within a day or two, and many cats that are missing for far longer eventually come home. (Owners often are quite bad at removing the posters...) Far more common than being run over is that the cat has gone into a neighbour's house or shed and become trapped. Male cats do sometimes go off on their travels for several weeks - and if someone else is feeding them they may even move in with them. Hopefully Mr Morris is alive and well somewhere out there, and will be back with his owners soon. I will keep an eye out.
Cats are idiots
Feel I should point out that less cats is good news for our dwindling number of garden birds, and for us gardeners who have to deal with the catshit from other people's moggies.
You can't know where a cat is and how fast it's going. That's just physics as any fool knows.
That both is, and isn't helpful you know?
I agree. I don't "hate" cats but I find it ironic that everyone moans about dog poo in the streets and parks, at least dogs don't come into your garden and take a dump on a garden bed or on the garden path and there are sooooo many cats in urban areas these days. Just sayin'
Fewer cats, more mice!
The food at Yong Xiang has been quite tasty lately
That's pretty tedious, Ttd.There were comments of that nature on a previous missing cats thread which were amusingly put down. However facing down such inanities is nobodies idea of fun on a long term basis, which is why banality so often wins out in the end.There's no point in trying to read that 2010 thread now as Disqus has turned it into something resembling an experimental theatre dialogue retrospectively, but I find this comment by 'The Brockley and District Hunt' persuasive, (if a little dark):'Vixens will defend their cubs with some vehemence. Just ask any terrierman . Tibbles will poke into dark corners, confident in the belief that she is the supreme suburban raptor....'
Are you saying a fox ate my Tibbles?
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