General Topics

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  1. junaidyousaf11 profile image41
    junaidyousaf11posted 2 years ago

    General topics

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    With in-depth, well thought out posts like that, you'll go far around here.

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    - Topics of a general nature? not political? not religious? not divisive and partisan?

    .... hmmm how about:
          What if cats and dogs were left to themselves after humans die off as result of the pandemic and the eventual effect of taking vaccinations.
         So imagine that dogs and cats are required to leave their homes every day to search for food. Would they roam about and return home with fresh mice, squirrels and opossums?
         Would dogs would start mentoring with the local coyotes and gather in packs and would cats gather in prides as in the jungles? Would they run freely from house to house, or would they travel to mountains or plains or places where there rocks, caves and streams?
    (Probably so, since they can't turn on water spigots.)

    I would just like to know that our cats and dogs can look after themselves in case the human race goes extinct.

    Thank you for this general topics discussion/category.


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    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Many cats would probably survive - they seem closer to their wild ancestors than dogs are.  Not as domesticated, and still very much hunters.  Dogs I'm not so sure of - most seem far too domesticated, and their breeding has made them unable to care for themselves.

      In my area water is not a problem, and cats don't need much any way as nearly all they need comes from their food.  Other places, water could very well be a problem for both, especially dogs.

      Dogs would certainly form packs, but not cats.  The only cats that form groups of any sort are lions - all the rest are solitary animals.  This would not be to the dogs benefit, as packs of feral dogs would quickly be  captured or killed by people, and for good reason.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
        Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        "This would not be to the dogs benefit, as packs of feral dogs would quickly be  captured or killed by people, and for good reason."

        people?

        the people who were still around?

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    It would be interesting to see what would become of our loving dogs if left to themselves.
    No. That is actually, quite obviously, a very very sad thought.
    I cannot go on.

  5. Live to Learn profile image61
    Live to Learnposted 2 years ago

    I’ll say one topic that has not been addressed in-depth in these forums is the end game of spiders. Especially the ones who spin webs in our doorways. Are they dreaming of a lifetime smorgasbord if they trap one of us? It’s weighed heavily on my mind for years now.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
      Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      it would depend on the life-span of spiders ...
        this concern/issue would take some research and math.
      I mean, how long would the smogashborg actually last?

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
        Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        more horrid thoughts here in the one and only General Topics Forum Thread:
        If all people die of covid/vaccines, at least our dogs could eat us.
        They might be well-fed for awhile. But not for long.
        Q.  How long would it take for a dead body to become too decayed to be  nourishing for spiders? for dogs?

        1. Live to Learn profile image61
          Live to Learnposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          I’ve seen dogs eat some pretty decayed things in the woods. I’d say both would keep gnawing on us for months.

      2. Live to Learn profile image61
        Live to Learnposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I’d guesstimate one human, trapped in a web, would sustain multiple generations of spiders. I’d have to calculate the species, the average number of eggs laid, the expected mortality rate of the offspring, etc.  But, being so tiny in comparison to the average human I have no doubt it would serve to feed at least one generation.

 
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