why didnt they invent shotguns in the age of muskets?
>>41745306>what is a blunderbuss
>what is grapeshot
>what is love
A blunderbuss. Could be filled with almost anything, most certainly a shotgun if u ask me
>>41745306They did tho
>baby don't hurt me
>>41745306Not relevant but my wife and I just got a two year old cat from her bestfriend who is moving to the west coast. She said it was sweet, loving and all things great. My black lab and her get along great but this cat, after 3 weeks, is still a stupid little bitch that's so damn finicky. She knocks shit off of counters, scratches my feet as I walk through my living room at 6am, opens drawers and is a bitch in every sense. Let it be a lesson, don't listen to your wife, girlfriend or women in general about animals....dont do it!!
>>41745306Why did your mother smoke crack with you in the womb?
>>41745333>baby don't hurt me
>>41745335i was thinking about that
>>41745341Grab cat from the skin on the back of the neck. Don't lift her from it, but just pinch and pull a little bit. In a stern tone, say "NO" and "BAD". Put her in the bathroom and close the door for 5 minutes.
>>41745306Because any smoothbore musket can function as a shotgun. Just load shot and then an overshot wad instead of a solid ball.
>>41745341Sounds like a cat desu
>>41745341That's just a normal cat
>>41745341See, you're just not a cat person because I like all of those things you describe. Knocking shit off surfaces is one of the constant battles you play with your cat. You have to cat-proof. The cat attacks your feet because he wants to play. Make sure he is constantly clipped and it wont hurt. And as for drawers and cabinets, you just have to admire their ingenuity and curiosity. If none of these things are charming, then cats are not for you, because they all do these things.
>>41745384>>41745420>>41745424It's very easy for cats to be well behaved if you teach them to be.Mine comes when I whistle, never goes on tables/counters, only sleeps on the part of the couch that has a blanket down, etc.If he wants to go out, he sits down a few feet in front of you and politely meows to get your attention and then turns to look at the door.
>>41745306I mean literally you don't even needa blunderbuss as an example, british marines used to load buckshot into brown bess muskets- a musket *IS* a fucking shotgun
>>41745424this is her btw and I do admire her intelligence. I also have some funny video's of her. So I will say she is fun to watch.>>41745446she was kept in a room practically all day so new she has free reign of our house. my wife does all the litterbox cleaning and whatnot so that nice>>41745374you can train cats? even older ones?
>>41745446What's your method for training? I've always considered a cat's will to be absolute and unchangeable.
Common misconception about the blunderbuss is the bell shaped muzzle. It wasn't there to spread shot, it was a funnel for loading little shit like grape shot, chain shot, langrage, and rocks.The more you know....
>>41745482See, that was my thought. I didn't even know you could so I'm honestly going to do some serious research on it and hopefully get some pointers from anon
>>41745486i thought it was to deafen the enemies.
>>41745517>>41745397>>41745358Now I have the urge to watch, "Night at The Roxbury"
Cats rock. A dog will love you no matter what. With cats, you gotta earn it with trust and being cool.This is Knick. He's gone now, but we trained him to shit/piss either outdoors or in the toilet when it was raining hard, or too cold and snowy for him to safely go out.Had dogs all my life, but he was the best pet I ever had. He helped me fight cancer and win, then he died of it.Based cat. Miss ya, buddy.*sniff
>>41745558>head tilting intensifies
>>41745513What? Speak up ferchristsakes.
>>41745474Yes, but kittens learn faster, obviously.>>41745482Well, for training to come when we whistle, we whistled and if they came we gave them a small piece of cheddar.If they didn't come, or took too long to come, then they didn't receive the cheese.As for poor behavior, like going on tables/counters or stuff like that, use this method: >>41745374Just give them a time-out.Cats are smarter than most people realize.
dont you guys get in trouble for derailing threads around here?
>>41745618Mods are cowards and basment dwelling neckbeard who do this for a "living" without getting paid and living off of their mom.
>>41745306People used buck and ball all the time.People used shot too but you have to remember most 12 gauge muskets and 20 gauge fowlers were cylinder bore, not choked, which is why we read about 2 oz loads of shot in a 20 gauge back then.
>>41745306The earliest smoothbore firearms loaded with shot were the “fowling pieces” that appeared in 16th-century Europe. In the early 17th century, the barrels were made as long as 6 feet (1.8 m) in an attempt to gain maximum accuracy.10sec of google
>>41745567He looks like he was a tough bastard. Nice battle scars.
>>41745729Some fire lances had shot. It was like a spear, a flamethrower and a shotgun all in one.
Can/do cats eat cheese?
>>41745869well they like milk...
>>41745869My one likes a bit of chive and onion double gloucester. Only very small amounts though.
>>41745905NEVER feed onion to cats.>>41745869>>41745894Small amounts on rare occasions.If you want something they'll love that you can actually feed them regularly, buy a bag of frozen sardines. On hot days, especially, they'll love it.Sardines are top-tier food for carnivores/omnivores like us.
>>41745382This, the Brown Bess was close to 12ga. Also look up "fowling guns" OP.
>>41745341The fuck lmao
>>41745869Some go nuts, some dont. Mine doesnt scoff at it by my friends will try and tear open bags to get at some
>>41745986Cheese is chemically addictive, so it's not surprising.>t. Guy with a cheese addictionSometimes we just say "fuck it" and eat half a wheel of brie for supper each, lol.Another food that cats easily get addicted to is tuna, btw, so you should try to use it only for training the cats and special occasions.
>>41745341Those behaviors are indicative of a cat in an unfamiliar location and being stressed out.
>>41745974You'll never understand the pain and anguish of having a calm quiet home with a lab named Charlie, a beautiful and loving wife with very quiet mornings where I can reflect on my previous day as I casually sip my coffee and watch the 6am news, just have it thrown in the trash by an evil, satanic cat that disrupts all 86,400 seconds of my life. If anyone lives in the Mecklenburg area of NC area and want a cat, let me know. I'll tell my wife it escaped to go be in the wilderness where she longs to be, day and night, able to prey on hawks and owls.
>>41745306Summer in full swing I see.
>>41746488im 19 dipshit
>>41746510Which means you should lurk more.
>>41746510>18+1You don't know anything about anything you little shit twat. Go mow my lawn and lurk more
>>41746530>Mowing a lawn>Not planting clovers that never grow taller than the maximum legal height for ground covering plants
>>41746510You must have been held back a decade then.
>>41745869Depends on the cat. Most will like cheese, but Mille is not good for them, so only give small amounts.I had a cat that liked cantaloupe.
>>41746139>agrees to take in an animal>immediately tries to get rid of it surreptitiously because he's easily irritated and doesn't like change but can't confront his wifeSetting aside your autism, you're a little bitch.
>>41746574Watermelon is also a nice occasional treat for hot summer days.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3cHNObcEh8
>>41746139A cat is too hectic? Better tell your future ex wife you cant deal with kids
>>41745306Fowling piece for 500Also ive heard theyre fucking useless
>>41745474One of the issues she’s dealing with is, she’s way overweight. Fat cats don’t feel well, they know something is off, and they can act like little furry assholes because of it. If you’re feeding dry food, use a premium brand and feed a measured amount twice daily. Mine get a half cup. Anything left when they walk away goes to the dog. Cats don’t need to have food constantly available, especially dry food. The carbs in dry food raise hell with their liver, kidneys, urinary tract, and can lead to feline diabetes. If you don’t feel like shelling out $45 for a 12 pound bag of dry food, go with canned food. Friskies pate will do the job, and is reputable. Feed 2 cans a day, the dog still gets the leftovers. You can pick up a 32 can case at Tractor Supply for about $17.50. I alternate between the seafood and the poultry, to even out the micronutrients. Don’t cheap out on food, it’ll cost more in vet bills in the not too distant future. Avoid any dry foods that list plant proteins as the first ingredients. Cats can’t digest those proteins very well, so they eat more to stop being hungry, and put on the weight from the carbs and other bulk filler. The only 2 brands of dry that I’ll feed are Nulo and Orijen. They’re both expensive as fuck, but I don’t need to feed as much per day so the cost averages out.
>>41746818Honestly a lot of that is the same for human food. Our digestive systems are closer to theirs than cows.
>>41745618No. Most threads will have several side conversations going on in addition to the thread topic. It takes serious effort to truly derail a thread.
>>41746574>I had a cat that liked cantaloupe.Same here. It was weird. Granted, this was also a cat that was caught drinking from an open can of paint. Her tastes were unconventional at the very least.
>>41746034>Cheese is chemically addictiveI thought I was the only one. The Costco stuff stopped working for me, now I have to score the 10 pound blocks and wheels at a restaurant supply store. You gotta be careful with that shit, though, man. Fuckers sold me a brick of reduced fat Swiss once. Told me it was the primo shit. Almost killed me.
>>41746530>Go mow my lawnWhat is that, pidgin Boomer? Next time, try this;>hey kid, I’ll givya five bucks to cut my yardAnd watch the accent on the givya. It’s pronounced “gi-YA” or “giv-YUH”, NOT “givvy-A”.
>>41746818He shouldn't be letting the dog eat the cat's leftovers. Aside from the potential overfeeding issues, cat food has way too much protein and risks setting up conflicts between the cat and the dog.
>>41747026What about the taurine levels? Cats require large doses of that to not go blind and die. Wouldn't be surprised if that was harmful for dogs.
>>41745741Was out dirt-roading on my motorcycle and sidecar, stopped to piss, and he jumped in the sidecar! Evidently, he'd had enough of forest life and raccoons! He was like, 'GET ME THE FUCK OUTA HERE, FAST!!'
>>41747026I’ve never had a problem between any of my dogs and cats. They have separate feeding areas, and the dogs know that they’re getting a treat. The amount of cat food remaining usually isn’t enough to cause digestive issues for the dog. I lean in the direction of border collie and shelty breeds (mixes, not pedigree) because they’re the best at herding cats.
>>41747044Dogs need taurine, too. Depending on size, anywhere from 1/2 to 1-1/2 grams per day. Taurine deficiency in dogs can lead to heart problems.
>>41747130The cats that pick you are the best cats.
>>41748406What's REALLY mind blowing is that he chose me. I was fighting cancer at the time. I beat it. 2 months later, he died of cancer.There's no WAY not to read something spiritual into that. A very special cat.
/k/ really likes /k/ats
>>41745306they had cannons that fired fletch rounds that would fuck people up on massthe real question is they had the technology for revolvers and catridges why didn't they use actual rifles why was muskets still used till the american civil war days
>>41748792How is it not obvious? Have you seen this board?
>>41745341>>41745424my cat does none of those things. shes basically a lap dog.siamese master race
>>41748792They grew on me.
White fucking power
>>41745306What is a fowling piece?
>>41748900>>>/pol/GET OUT OF HERE
>>41748792I think people who like cats are generally people who understand what it's like to be alone. Most /k/ommandos are withdrawn, mistrusting people, who have to deal with being stranged and mistrusted themselves, as being a gun enthusiast can make you. Anyone who's had lonely moments in their lives, who appreciates distance and freedom will look at cats less as the asshole standoffish alternative to dogs and more as an animal living it's life like you do. You don't get a cat because you need one, because you actively go and grab a pet that does the most for you. Cats just end up being around you and developing a kind of coexistence based more on respect than dependence.
>>41745358>don't hurt me
>>41748847Logistics, cost, ease of use, and materials science, mostly.
>>41745306The beauty of black powder is that you can use almost anything as a projectile.
>>41745341Bro, that poor beast got ditched by its best friend. It needs to adjust. Be kind, put up with its shit till its use to you and your unfamiliar smells. You don't know it yet, but unlike a dog, you're investing in sentient bug/pest murder machine. It will do your will while you and your dog are sleeping. Take it from a farm boy. Dogs = buddies. Cats = machines of profit.
>>41745567F man. I'm glad he didn't get got by coyotes.
>>41750558Coys or raccoons. We have bobcats up here, too. I once saw him chase a pibble out of the yard! Ballsy kitteh.
>>41745424I had a cat once. All that behavior angered me so bad I woke up from a night shift at work because it shit on my bed and I kicked it to death.
>>41745306>What is Buck and Ball
>>41745482I found cats to be fairly easy to train. A treat here or there goes a long way.
>>41745335The cartoons where they’d stuff silverware & salt n pepper shakers in one are fantastic childhood memories
>>41745306That angry cat is kinda cute. How hard did you have to step on his tail to get him that angry?
>>41745341Cats are disgusting creatures and you shouldn't have let the damn thing in your home anyway. Best shoot it now before it starts fucking anything more up.
Jesus christ the fucking estrogen is off the charts in this thread. Fuck you OP for a stupid thread, and fuck you cat niggers for talking about lame ass shit and contributing. Fuck off the lot of you
>>41752348>>41752326>>41752319>Dogfag arrives>Is a frothing nigger psychopathLike clockwork
>>41752498Fuck dogs too. Literally no use unless its some sort of working animal.
>>41748892Awww, she looks old and cuddly! I love sweet old kitties.
>>41749531>sick electric keyboard riff
>>41751903I did. Your pic came up.
>>41752348>stop liking things I don’t likeDamn, boy. If there was a 30 year old fudd meme, you would be the personification of it.
>>41752348Don't tell me, lemme guess...Pit bull, and a small penis, right?
>>41745424See anon, you're just not a cat person! You have to enjoy being scratched and having your shit fall over everywhere. Cats can't do a fucking thing, only rich people used to own them because no one else has time to feed something so useless
>>41746618there is a noble reason to raise a child. If you're lucky enough to have your cat stay home it's gonna eat your shit for 18 years then die. It'll never help guard the house like a dog, cats do fucking nothing unless you're in Texas and you own a tiger
>>41753793>Literally worshipped by entire cities for longer than there has been Christianity due to their value keeping pests at bay>Built in hunting instinct so powerful even the most domesticated cat can still wipe out populations>UselessOh, but i bet your fat spoiled lab is totally trained to defuse bombs and rescue lost children or some shit.
>>41753813you're gonna feed your exterminator every day for 18 years to get two dead cockroaches on your welcome mat? Nigga please, dog borks keep human burglars away, when the fucking locusts come again though maybe you'll be onto something
>>41753830Cats can kill dozens of birds and rodens PER DAY. Their urine alone scares most vermin away. Stay
>>41745341If your cat is not play fighting (using their nails) you need to discipline it. Faggots will say retarded shit about cats and inability to change them but see >>41745374 for good advice. You can also get one of those squirt bottles, fill it with water and hit her with it if she does some undesirable shit (scratching furniture, constantly trying to open drawers, jumping on the kitchen counter). Cats can be trained to stop doing really stupid shit like any other animal.
>>41752498Made me kek
>>41745567Fyou had a good comrade
>>41754059He was my resume to heaven.