A Conversation for Old Announcements: January - September 2011

Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 321

hygienicdispenser


Some years back we had a house with a very long, narrow back garden. About 120 yards down to a brook. We also had a cat. We'd quite often stroll down to the end of the garden and back, look at the trees and the brook and the frogs (this was before the internet) and the cat would very often come for the walk with us. But in next door's garden. If we stopped, she'd stop. If we doubled back, she'd double back. She'd always be level with us. In next door's garden. If we looked at her, she'd find something very interesting just over there to go and look at.

Cats are not to be trusted.


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 322

kea ~ Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded but very well read blue and white website

smiley - biggrin No, but they are to be delighted in and loved.


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 323

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

Cats can get to you if you let them. I know a married couple that has gradually accumulated more and more cats. They topped out at twelve, but are down to ten, as two have died recently.

As for trust: when you're a carnivorous hunter, you need to be pretty stealthy in order to survive. Cats have all sorts of tricks. It's inbred.


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 324

Taff Agent of kaos

##As for trust: when you're a carnivorous hunter, you need to be pretty stealthy in order to survive.##

unless you are a pack animal

smiley - bat


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 325

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

Aren't wolves capable of stealth?


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 326

Effers;England.


For humans we are a bit, and a bit not pack. Depends on circumstance.


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 327

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

Humans seem pretty complicated to me.


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 328

Merely a number


##For humans we are a bit, and a bit not pack. Depends on circumstance.##

I can see why you'd say that but I know many to whom simply none of it applies.


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 329

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

Are you talking about vegetarians (who don't hunt, not being carniviores), Merely a Number?


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 330

Taff Agent of kaos

##Aren't wolves capable of stealth?##

yes, but cats are ambush predetors, they need to get close before they strike

pack hunters rely on numbers and stamina to run their prey down

its a bit smiley - tomatos+smiley - strawberrys

smiley - bat





Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 331

Effers;England.


Shoals of fish are really nice.


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 332

Taff Agent of kaos


its 02:24smiley - winkeye

smiley - bat


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 333

Effers;England.


>to run their prey down<

This is very true..smiley - ok


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 334

Merely a number


I'm including some people of whose diet I know nothing so I suppose I must say I'm not talking about vegetarians.

I know only few hunters and I must say I think some of them might tend to pack depending on circumstances.


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 335

Taff Agent of kaos


chimp eats monkey

smiley - bat


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 336

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

"I'm including some people of whose diet I know nothing so I suppose I must say I'm not talking about vegetarians"

All I was saying was that people's temperaments might be shaped by their cirucmstances, which would include what they can find to eat. Before mechanical harvesters and tractors came along, it took teamwork to do the planting and harvesting -- much work at pivotal times, so some form of social organization is necessary.


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 337

McKay The Disorganised

Sounds like women's work to me.

Now cat-wrangling is man's job.

smiley - cider


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 338

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

"Now cat-wrangling is man's job." [McKay]

It could be a fine job for a couple.


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 339

Merely a number


That some form of social organization is necessary is obviously undeniably true.

All I was trying to point out is that we shouldn't generalise that people pack or not depending (only) on circumstances. It depends heavily also on the individuals concerned.

And I don't think an attachment such as exists between a couple or even a family necessarily constitutes pack behaviour, either.


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 340

kea ~ Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded but very well read blue and white website

And we have just the couple for the job smiley - magic


>>its 02:24

Taff, you're a naughty, naughty man smiley - biggrin


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