Originally Posted by CaveBug
Domestic cats are a huge destroyer of wildlife | The Wildlife News
Originally Posted by TQP
my b/f lived on a couple acres when his kids were growing up. they did have a veggie patch and berry bushes that had been on the land when they bought it. they kept chickens and sometimes 2 goats. they had a male dog who preferred being outside so spent a good amount of time marking his territory and predators were rare. he did kill a few woodchucks and got into it with a fox. as soon as he died there was an almost immediate shift and critters were killing the chickens on the regular and both the peacock and his hen got disappeared too.
i'd recommend a dog over a cat for the op. no lack of love, i have owned both in my life.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
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