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No need to lock the cats up. They'll figure it out.

Posted By: omt on 2006-07-28
In Reply to: I just found out that my neighbor - has been shooting at my kitties

If someone is shooting them with BB's when they wander into someone else's yard, it won't take them too long to figure out to stay away from there. Cats aren't stupid.

I told my neighbors when I moved into my new neighborhood with my 2 long time outdoor cats, "If they bother you, just soak them with the hose and they won't come back."  It worked.  They sleep in some neighbors yards or gardens, but never venture near the houses they got wet at and we've been here almost 7 years.

I'd give my cats away before I would lock them in the house.  Once an outdoor cat, always an outdoor cat. 

Otherwise, you just have a miserable indoor cat.

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your F Lock key needs to be on
your F-Lock key needs to be on for
Num Lock
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you're welcome; glad F-lock key worked for you
View > Toolbar > Lock the Toolbars
You need to press shift key and caps lock. You may
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Thanks for replies but does Spellex make Word lock up?
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truck drove onto school property behind the school (where the playground is) and tried to get some kids on recess to get into his truck!  Thankfully the teachers on recess duty were paying attention and gathered all the kids back into the building and the school went on lock down.  The police showed up within minutes, but the guy took off before they got there.  So now they are looking for him.  The news was parked in front of my house most of the morning this morning.  I live directly across the street from the school.

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I live in a small town too and had a false sense of security until the Amish news and until yesterday.  It seems like you simply aren't safe anywhere anymore.

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I delivered newspapers for 4 years and never got sprayed.  Just stand still and they go away.  They're basically nonagressive unless they feel threatened.

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