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Apropos of the pigeon thread.
(Mouse traps don't count)
Is it someone asking the same question? If so, ignore me.
One of these days I might have an original thought.
Think I'll try MumsNet and see what they have to say on the subject.
...a labrador. Narrowly missed deer several times also.
Not including roadkill, a cockrel.
ironic given that I was considering the possibility of strangling a dog with my bare hands at 3 o'clock this morning.
I was sad about the labrador too - stupid thing just ran right out in front of me on an unlit road at night. Made quite a mess of my car too.
He crawled off, dragging his back legs behind him. I still have flashbacks.
nothing sadder than a small thing that doesn't know what's wrong
I'd be pretty mad too
IT WAS AN ACCIDENT
that would be a bit morbid
it was Persefone that killed it at Chris' request
My cat caught a mouse, broke its legs and just left it there for me to find. It was clearly in great distress so I though, right, I have to kill it. I was too squeamish to squash it, so .. and I swear I am not making this up ... I filled a bucket with water and pushed it under.
You would not believe how much a mouse with two broken legs can struggle. It took ages. Eventually it stopped struggling and was still.
I ran up to my room and cried. I didn't come out, metaphorically, for about six months, by which time punk had broken, which cheered me up a bit.
was a worse alternative to drowning it?
I was fifteen. I'd never killed anything before. DON'T JUDGE ME!
is to bundle the animal up in an old towel, stomp on it a few times, then throw the whole thing out. I've done this with a couple of still-breathing but hopelessly fucked-up possums that our cat lost interest in.
Early morning, country road, mad last-minute dash to airport, rabbits everywhere. Like, *everywhere*, just a rabbit carpet all over the bitumen. Started out driving slowly, in order to let them hop out of the way, eventually realised that at this rate we were going to miss our flight. Accelerated to legal speed limit, carnage ensued. ka-THUMP, ka-THUMP, ka-THUMP for the next several kms. Girlfriend unimpressed.
It would've seemed much more jolly
was crossing the road probably trying to find his family ;(