The elderly lady may think she was being kind to feed Goobah,
but that may be why the poor cat got 'lost' in the first
If a cat turns up at your house you don't feed it for a year
and a half and then euthanase it! You first call the SPCA to
report it found, then perhaps put some ads up saying you have
found it, visit neighbours and ask questions. Then the kind
thing to do would be to feed it in the hope the owner turns
up. If this had been done Goobah would have been back where
she belonged very quickly and would not have had such a close
I can't help wondering what a person's thought process is to
try to have a cat that's not theirs euthanased when it was
clearly a loved and affectionate animal belonging to someone.
People need to be educated about places like SPCA who are
there to help.
I lost a cat a year ago and spent months looking for him to
no avail. It's dreadful not knowing what has happend to a
beloved pet. Perhaps he will turn up to be killed by someone
who has done the same as above!
The self titled debut EP by Snapper came out in 1988 so the
band goes back a lot further than 1992. What's printed here
is a reproduction of the blurb on the Facebook event page for
the show. Nuff said.
Just for the record 'GW-Scam', you might consider this. I was
born in 1936, at a time when my father earned the princely
sum of five shillings per working week of three afternoons,
working as a farrier/blacksmith's striker. That came to an
end when a horse went to sleep while being shod and fell on
top of him, leading to a period of unemployment. My mother
never worked, as there was a great deal of social pressure in
those days against working women, 'It just wasn't done', an
attitude popular amongst the well-remunerated classes. So, I
enjoyed a comparatively happy childhood, living with only one
sibling, a sister, in an area where families, normally ran to
nine or more, (as my father's had done).
I was taught from an early age, that it was socially
irresponsible to have more offspring than one could support,
and I have never seen anything which would convince me to
change my mind. I daresay, today, I would be seen as
promoting eugenics, or just a little to the left of Adolf
Hitler, but I still consider that it is irresponsible in
these days of easily accessed contraception, to have the
couple or so kids, which you can afford, plus a further
half-dozen which see you dependent on welfare agencies, and
no matter how you tart-it-up, the extra unwanted kids are the
crux of the problem. Although I support food in schools for
cases of genuine need, I can also see an element in society
which will simply opt out of providing breakfast for their
progeny if other agencies will provide it for them. The TAB
or 'Lotto' won't go-short, however.
As for the other aspects of what you likely regard as my
privileged, or 'silver-spoon' existence. I have worked at all
levels, as a designer in industry early-on, and as labourer
in the early 1980's; my almost ideal job, as initially there
wasn't a shred of real responsibility, for the first time in
my life. At another time of my life, I worked for seven years
on the trot, as the night-shift supervisor in a factory. I
don't regret one of these things, nor the three redundancies
I suffered along the way, because I think it gave me a
well-rounded view of the planet and those who inhabit it. Can
you claim the same?
This isn't all it seems. I believe that the old lady captured
it and took the cat to the vet to have it out down as she
couldn't be bothered looking after it. The full details are
on the cat rescue facebook page. The people that need the
thanks are the vet and cat rescue for not allowing a poor cat
1) Many people in poverty are there due to unexpected
circumstances, serious accident, serious illness - leaving
them with a permanent disability - after they had children.
2) They were made redundant, or their business went
under due to the current incompetent Gov't.
3) A partner died or left them - with children to care for.
Then of course, to people who don't hate children and other
people in general - ensuring our children (our as in
society, not our as in immediate family) are fed,
sheltered and clothed - no matter what or whose fault it is
they currently don't receive adequate of those three
essentials, we want to do what we can to help. We don't
turn our back on them because it is all 'their nasty
dishonest lazy uncaring parents fault' as you would have us
Of course most of those whinging about their taxes being used
to help those in poeverty are often high income earners who,
as research shows, actually pay the least - if any - taxes.
When did this Country cecome so full of such uncaring
unloving selfish people. It really saddens me.