Thursday, June 5, 2014

Boffins

So there is a lot of controversy in our city from a big chappie Gareth Morgan, who reckons that pussy cats should all be locked up at night and kept on their properties, as they eat all the birdlife.  A lot of the statistics that they quote come from overseas studies, so the local boffins from the university put cameras on 10 local cats and studied what they did.  Surprise surprise most of the local kiwi cats spent their day sleeping or staring at stuff - hahahahaha!!!  We could have told them that.  They found that only one bird was eaten but 4 little lizards were chewed up.  Mum thinks that in 8 years of me being an inside outside cat I have caught two birds (although she is suspicious that they may have been dead when I found them), and about 10 mice.

Later they are going to study a much larger group of cats- we think they will find lots more sitting and thinking shots.

Tonight on the telly they were mocking our city again.  It is 16 degrees today - very warm for this time of year and it gave mum a fright after work, she thought she was having a hot flush as she felt so warm, but felt better when she got home and got her jacket off tonight.  No need for the heater to be on.

Enjoy your Thursday.

15 comments:

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

Gareth Morgan....He sounds Welsh to me Poppy!x HeHe! I'd better not say any more....! :).
He sounds like the type of chap, who put's his rain~coat on to take a shower! IQ of a rocking horse....
People like that really annoy me..!

Never mind...At least l can look at you and smile...! Bless!x

angela said...

Bella is an indoor only cat as I worry about her going out. Even at the breeders she was only inside so I don't think she would handle being outside too long although. She likes to go out onto the back patio and play with the dogs. But that's about it meanwhile our rescue cat has always been a farm cat and did not like being inside. She hardly brings home birds but is great at getting rabbits which are a pest here so she is being a greenie! I live in a semi rural area so I think cats here should be able to go outside. It I. Suburbia I'd def believe in keeping them in as I know lots of people who have lost their pete to car accidents.

Angel and Kirby said...

We heard about that study when it was published over here. We have to disagree, too.

Laila and Minchie said...

Lock up cats at night? DUH! The birdies are sleeping at night.

Lyn said...

yes, cats do a lot of sitting and thinking.....and sleeping!
xxx

Kari said...
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Kari said...

Then this same chappie will start complaining about the birds pooping all over the place and how the flocks must be thinned.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I have some choice words for that Gareth Morgan human! But I can't say them on a family cat blog.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

BRAVO laila & minchie !!!
♥♥♥♥♥

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Bravo! We think all this about kittehz killin all the birdies is rubbish, too.

Our Mommy says they can stick their study where the sun doesn't shine...
(furgive her, she's a hothead)

Have a great day!
XOXO

Georgia and Julie said...

Why do the people keep tryin' to blame cats? They are proved wrong every time. Maybe they are not as smart as they think they are .
heehee

Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Eileen said...

So it took several university researchers to figure out that we kitties much prefer to sleep and just hang out rather than catch birds? Mum loves birds and went on a bird walk in our neighbourhood this week. Guess what? Houses with big windows are the real threat to birds! Meow, Jessica

Derby, Ducky said...

HA, they want to blame it all on us cats. A pox on them!

Lone Star Cats said...

Our Jezebel was a Burd Killer Queen when she was an indoor-outdoor kitty - she used to deposit burd heads on our front door! We're all inside now, not to protect burds, but becuz it are safer where we live now.

Flynn said...

I hardly ever try to catch a bird. Mousies are much tastier.