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Message 1548489 - Posted: 27 Jul 2014, 15:25:55 UTC - in response to Message 1548480.

I sometimes think I choose my battles very poorly.

Being imperfect human beings, we all sometimes make poor choices.
Sometimes we choose poorly, but sometimes the battle chooses us, and our only choice is to fight or surrender.

Good post Donald thank you.

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Message 1548503 - Posted: 27 Jul 2014, 15:59:50 UTC

Sometimes we choose poorly, but sometimes the battle chooses us, and our only choice is to fight or surrender.

Not always Donald. There are times for cease fires, negotiation, arbitration, and conciliation. It doesn't always have to result in muck and bullets. Mankind has got that wrong in two world wars and countless other skirmishes in history.

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Message 1548517 - Posted: 27 Jul 2014, 16:22:16 UTC - in response to Message 1548336.

Angela would really love that :-))

@Es - It is general advice from the police and the RSPCA not to approach owners of "annoying" animals face to face. It can turn into an altercation, and ultimately an assault in extreme cases. You would be surprised at the depth of effect a visit from a uniformed RSPCA inspector can have. And they take every call to them seriously.

The RSPCA don't have the right to enter your property without your permission, but they can arrive with police officers when they are faced with 'difficult' pet owners and ultimately, if they have reasonable belief that your pet is being neglected, they can apply for a Court warrant, with police support, to enter. That is the UK, I don't know about Canada.

Oh good grief, Chris. This is Canada. I'm literally the scariest person in this neighbourhood, apart from my son.

To be honest the whole problem has been dealt with because now the teenagers understand why I want them to keep the back gate closed.
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Message 1548524 - Posted: 27 Jul 2014, 16:42:41 UTC

Mark, you do have your own thread now ...

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Message 1548531 - Posted: 27 Jul 2014, 17:00:22 UTC

Oh good grief, Chris. This is Canada. I'm literally the scariest person in this neighbourhood, apart from my son.

Oh my word Es, that is really scary. Either you are even scarier than even I thought, bearing in mind an Elvis song, a witches hat, and a mentos experiment, or Canadians are quite well behaved after all :-)))

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Message 1548603 - Posted: 27 Jul 2014, 19:29:39 UTC - in response to Message 1548531.

Oh good grief, Chris. This is Canada. I'm literally the scariest person in this neighbourhood, apart from my son.

Oh my word Es, that is really scary. Either you are even scarier than even I thought, bearing in mind an Elvis song, a witches hat, and a mentos experiment, or Canadians are quite well behaved after all :-)))

Go with both. :D
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Message 1548649 - Posted: 27 Jul 2014, 21:23:34 UTC

Hello Friends,

It is with some reluctance that I start a new Critter Cafe thread due to the length of this one. Episode #19 has been dedicated to our dear friend John Clark and I guess I was just a bit reluctant to close it. Still, enough of you have asked me to close it and enough of you have been ignored by me, that now I feel the need to be a bit more responsive.

See you all in Critter Cafe #20.

Your Crazy Raccoon Lady

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