Freaky sign

@topffer (42156)
France
September 20, 2021 5:51am CST
During my summer peregrinations around Périgord I saw this funny sign on a splendid (ok, heavily restored) 16th or early 17th C house door in Sarlat-la-Canéda telling "chat bizarre"/"freaky cat". Never saw that before. Is your cat freaky ?
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@LadyDuck (466092)
• Switzerland
20 Sep 21
The cat I adopted surely is strange, I think that cats are weird creatures. This is an interesting door. I never visited this Medieval village.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
@LadyDuck I hate people abandoning cats when they move. It was also the case of my previous cat, who was very smart. Gevi seems to find the place cool
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
It is a "sous-préfecture", not a big one, but with definitely an urban architecture. Sarlat has a great concentration of historical buildings and of restaurants offering local food to catch tourists : foie gras, truffles and (sorry) duck magrets. The prices are reasonable but the food is better if you go in the villages around. Is it the cat of your neighbors or have you adopted a cat now ?
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@LadyDuck (466092)
• Switzerland
20 Sep 21
@topffer I am ashamed to confess that I had magrets de canard au poivre vert a few times. I felt guilty, but it was good. The cat is the one of the family who moved last year (thanks God they moved). They had 5 cats, they "left" this behind pretending that he could not adjust to the new place. I adopted him poor cat. The name is Gevi and this is a photo of him.
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@marguicha (218221)
• Chile
20 Sep 21
Maybe the cat was a big cat such as a leopard or the like. House cats where I live would even be terrified by a big mouse.
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@marguicha (218221)
• Chile
20 Sep 21
@topffer I have noticed that house cats have lost their ability to hunt their food. They know that human beings will keep them safe and lazy.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
@marguicha Very true, and this cat thinks that he owns the house and that I am his servant
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
Yes, when I had a mouse in the house, my cat refused to hunt it and I had to buy a trap I did not thought at a leopard! A licence is needed to own dangerous animals in France, but it is possible.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
20 Sep 21
I have no freaky cat , from time to time only bizarre people that I chat with
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
Are you speaking about me?
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
@DaddyEvil I may look bizarre, but I am only weird.
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@DaddyEvil (137239)
• United States
20 Sep 21
@topffer Why do you ask, Top? Do you believe you're "bizarre"?
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@Fleura (29429)
• United Kingdom
20 Sep 21
That is funny! I have seen some amusing signs such as 'beware of the chickens' and trespassers will be composted' but never that! If that was here, someone would probably steal it : ( Love the door though!
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
"Trespassers will be composted" is a very good one Some people have a lot of humour ! I will post something about Sarlat, it has the most important concentration of protected historical buildings in France.
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@Fleura (29429)
• United Kingdom
20 Sep 21
@topffer Oh yes please tell us more! I like to hear about these interesting places.
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@dya80dya (35316)
20 Sep 21
Sometimes he is. Actually, he is freaky each day.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
Wow, are you afraid by your cat ?
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
@dya80dya All cats are like that, very independent animals.
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@dya80dya (35316)
20 Sep 21
@topffer Sometimes I am. He becomes so playful. He seems to want to attack me sometimes, but he never did this.
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@arunima25 (86495)
• Bangalore, India
20 Sep 21
I do not have a cat and I am a bit scared of them. So, I enjoy them from a distance. If they come close, they freak me out
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
I never had a freaky cat and I regret it, maybe it would have kept burglars away
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@arunima25 (86495)
• Bangalore, India
20 Sep 21
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@m_audrey6788 (58482)
• Germany
20 Sep 21
I don`t have a cat but I don`t find any cat freaky
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
Mine is more a sleepy cat than a freaky cat, but it is because we do not live on the same time zone
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• Germany
20 Sep 21
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@BarBaraPrz (46110)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
20 Sep 21
Love that sign, but no, no freaky cat here.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
Lol, mine also is not freaky.
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@Nawsheen (28643)
• Mauritius
20 Sep 21
I actually love cats and don't think they are freaky
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
I never had a freaky one, but they may exist
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• Pamplona, Spain
21 Sep 21
Afore sayin what I was thinking really thinking I did not know that le chat was french for el gato the cat or summat else. Jerry is my favourite cartoon cat and Mr. Jinks and er like er sheesh he hates meeces to peeces Maybe the said cat spats at everyone being on the defensive? The song "El Gato Que Esta Triste Y Azul" by Roberto Carlos comes to mind. Great to see you back mate our kid.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
23 Sep 21
Sorry to be late to respond Sue. How do you do ? We are still glued in that covid thing and are needing to show a vaccination passport for quite everything here, so I stayed in France this summer. Yes, chat is cat, I believe this English word has French origins like many. Un gato azul ? I see one with beautiful porcelain-blue eyes, but I don't remember to have seen a blue cat.
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• Pamplona, Spain
23 Sep 21
@topffer We are none the wiser tops after all that some have not got their Covid Passports yet seems to be some big kind of mix up as usual. So sorry you have to use that thing to go anywhere its like it here in some places too. I saw the protests the other week in Paris about it all too. Lots of goings on about the electric going up super high all of a sudden here and now the volcano has erupted in La Palma Gran Canarias a lot of people´s houses wiped out for good they are homeless at the moment. Yes cat being le chat is very logical. I was wondering by how old the door is the cat as old as that too and maybe that is why its freaky? I pepper with a bit of humour here and there. At this rate to be able to go England this year I might take out a spanish passport as I have the I.D. as the UK is messing me around too grrr. Sooo, I yam going to turn the spanisha
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@topffer (42156)
• France
23 Sep 21
@lovinangelsinstead21 I would also need a passport, mine is too old now, but I will wait to see if the world is re-opening to tourism. For the EU I have my ID card. I saw something about the volcano. I wonder why people are building at the foot of a volcano, it should be forbidden. This said losing a home is not fun, I hope a solution will be found for these people. The screws of the sign look new on the photo, DE asked me if I had not fixed it on the door
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@toniganzon (72279)
• Philippines
20 Sep 21
Can’t tell. I don’t have a cat.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
Now you are warned that cats can be freaky !
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@DaddyEvil (137239)
• United States
20 Sep 21
I think you probably stuck that sign up just so you'd have something to tell us. I have seen some cats acting odd but not lately. (The cat that belongs next-door likes to sit under my car and watch the world go by... but I think it's hiding from the humans it owns. The kids aren't nice to it and the adults ignore it. So can't really blame it for hiding.)
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
I guess it would be able to defend the place if a kid was trying to annoy it under your car. Kind of bunker. And no, I don't put signs on doors and I have a lot of things to show.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
21 Sep 21
@DaddyEvil I will post some cars for you today, that the cat may like. Or not.
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@DaddyEvil (137239)
• United States
20 Sep 21
@topffer Pretty thinks I'll run over it when she sees it under there. I keep telling her the cat has nothing to fear from the car, she should worry about the kids catching it. You haven't posted anything in a while... I thought a cat got your tongue.
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@JESSY3236 (19382)
• United States
21 Sep 21
Yes the three cats are. Buster isn't because he's always scared of things than freaky.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
23 Sep 21
Buster is tortured by the cats ?
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@JESSY3236 (19382)
• United States
28 Sep 21
@topffer yes sometimes.
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@nela13 (55887)
• Portugal
20 Sep 21
Almost all the cats are weird but they are very elegant and always seems to be mysterious.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
23 Sep 21
Mine is not weird, but he does not live on the same time zone than me.
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@nela13 (55887)
• Portugal
24 Sep 21
@topffer he has his own time.
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@GardenGerty (158774)
• United States
21 Sep 21
No, mine do not seem to be freaky. I would be watching out if I was in that neighborhood.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
23 Sep 21
Sarlat is an old town with narrow streets, perfect for a cat, freaky or not.
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@owstalaga (4707)
• Philippines
1 Oct 21
Oh, chat is cat in French? Wow I learned something new today! Haha. I have also never seen such a sign as that anywhere. Usually there are warning signs for dogs but maybe their cat is way crazier. Haha.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
1 Oct 21
Both chat and cat have probably the same Latin origin, "cattus". You probably know more French than you think, 10% of English words have a French origin Like Clemenceau said "England is just a French colony that turned bad" Lol, maybe is it a panther or a jaguar.
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@sjvg1976 (41240)
• Delhi, India
20 Sep 21
I don't have a cat but I dont think they are freaky.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
Not generally, but this one in Sarlat was probably freaky. The sign tells it
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@topffer (42156)
• France
20 Sep 21
@sjvg1976 Signs like "Beware of the dog" are common here.
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@sjvg1976 (41240)
• Delhi, India
20 Sep 21
@topffer I have always read warnings about a dog inside a house but never read it anywhere outside any house.
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@TheHorse (211314)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 May 23
My cat is bossy.
• United States
16 Aug 22
I would say all 6 of my felines are freaky in their own ways. Each have a very unique personality and their own quirks.