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Dave Van Skike
07-27-2007, 10:25 AM
own them at your perile.

http://www.smithsonianmagazine.com/issues/2007/july/brief-cats.php

When humans were predominantly hunters, dogs were of great use, and thus were domesticated long before cats. Cats, on the other hand, only became useful to people when we began to settle down, till the earth and—crucially—store surplus crops. With grain stores came mice, and when the first wild cats wandered into town, the stage was set for what the Science study authors call "one of the more successful 'biological experiments' ever undertaken." The cats were delighted by the abundance of prey in the storehouses; people were delighted by the pest control.

Greg Everett
07-27-2007, 12:53 PM
they taste great over shredded cabbage.

Scott Kustes
07-27-2007, 12:54 PM
they taste great over shredded cabbage.
Better than dog?

John Seiler
07-27-2007, 01:00 PM
Better than dog?

Not better, just far more gratifying.

Dave Van Skike
07-27-2007, 01:33 PM
Not better, just far more gratifying.

Too true. Cat ownership is strongly associated with mental illness......it may not be criminal (yet) but belongs under the same heading as veganism, teetotalism, pyramid schemes and Faith based anything.........

Robb Wolf
07-27-2007, 01:50 PM
I'd watch yer ass's bust'n on Los Gattos...they are fearsome and Loyal.

Scott Kustes
07-27-2007, 05:15 PM
That's just the prelude to the cat clawing your eyes out. Don't turn your back!