I always thought it was a euphonism.
Justified Work Avoidance
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As opposed to an iPhonism
Duke: My kitten stalks and throws herself at every dog that comes into the pub as if she is a huge lioness. She will hit a fully grown labrador at shoulder level expecting it to fall like a wounded gazelle. Is this normal? Mind you she always gets a place by the fire.
A savage pussy - always unstoppable in my experience.
BJ...either check your advocaat levels, she may have been hitting it heavy OR she's only funnin' around like she would with other litter mates.
Cats often bring in half dead mice and drop them in a prominent place and look at you expectantly- thats what they do for their kittens...maim a prey animal so it can't run away, then drop it for the kittens to practice pouncing, killing etc...so when the cat brings a half dead mouse for you...its noticed that you are a bit shit at hunting and don't seem to be able to catch your own mice, and so is trying to help you out a bit.
Kitten probably doing fake pouncing/attacks as it would with litter mates, and hasn't quite realised there is a difference between a Labrador and a kitten.
I suspect a combination of Darwinism and a rottweiler owner fancying a pint sometime will resolve your issue. In the meantime, lets hope she picks up some signals, shall we?
I just realised I accidentally wrote euphonism instead of euphemism. Tsk! Tsk!
If only I had been trying to make a link between shoes/sex/brass musical instruments it would have been brilliant.
ID, "so when the cat brings a half dead mouse for you...its noticed that you are a bit shit at hunting and don't seem to be able to catch your own mice, and so is trying to help you out a bit." made me laugh out loud.
That's a brilliant explanation of that aspect of cat's behaviour, and one that I may shamelessly steal some time.
That’s all very well, but what does it mean when they bring in a severed human limb?
Oh, hang on, the breeder said Tibs came from Bengal, I thought he said it was a Bengal. That explains it - and the contents of the litter tray.
Harriette the kitten grew up with a lab-cross so her litter mate got a lot bigger than her. Her favourite trick is still putting her head inside the dog's mouth, biting his cheek from the inside and seeing if she can get out before he bites her head off. I'll see if I can post a pic. Maybe a new thread of daft pets.
Thank you VCG; cat behaviour crops up rarely in my current work, but I do try to drop that one in wherever I can, yet to find a more professional substitute for 'shit' that works as well though.
Next time you see a paraplegic vole on your mat with your cat stood over it, look into her eyes...you will see a blend of raw contempt and pathetic sympathy shining back at you.
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