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Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 2:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Matthew lives in a very hot region of the country, and so always leaves the window open when he decides to go to bed so that the cool air will fill the house at night. Matthew lives alone except for his two dogs and his one cat. His dogs are very laid back around other animals, but his cat will attack any other animal it sees instantly, except the two dogs and Matthew.

It so happened that a bird got into the house one night before Matthew fell asleep. The two dogs suddenly went crazy trying to kill the bird, but the cat remained calm. This behavior confused Matt, but didn't bother him... until the third night that the bird arrived, and his dogs' wild barking woke him up for the third night in a row. The fourth night, he stayed up, caught the bird, and hurt it. After that, even though the bird returned every night, he managed to sleep. How?
Judgedeadd (Judgedeadd)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 8:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Matthew: human? adult? male?
Blood relevant? How did he hurt the bird: stabbing it? breaking its wings? its legs? strangling it? poisoned it?
After he hurt the bird, did the dogs go back to their calm behavior immediately?
Every night after that, were the dogs silent? Was the cat?
Is it relevant that there are two dogs? That there is one cat? That it is a hot country? That Matthew is alone? Is his house in the city?
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 10:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the bird have anything on it? a tag? something that was making a noise?

was it a talking bird? if not is the type of bird relevant? was it a mockingbird?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 2:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did his hurting the bird stop it talking? flying? walking? Was the cat frightened of the bird?
Did the dogs feel threatened by the bird? did they feel the need to protect their master? Were they protecting the cat?
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 5:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Matthew: human? adult? male? yes to all
Blood relevant? no How did he hurt the bird: stabbing it? breaking its wings? its legs? strangling it? this one poisoned it?
After he hurt the bird, did the dogs go back to their calm behavior immediately? Not right away, no
Every night after that, were the dogs silent? yes Was the cat? silent, but not as calm
Is it relevant that there are two dogs? no That there is one cat? no That it is a hot country? no That Matthew is alone? <b>no<b/> Is his house in the city? no, but irrel

did the bird have anything on it? no a tag? no something that was making a noise? something on it making a noise? explain
was it a talking bird? no if not is the type of bird relevant? yes was it a mockingbird? sadly, no

Did his hurting the bird stop it talking?it wasn't talking flying? walking? Was the cat frightened of the bird? only slightly, more uncomfortable than frightened
Did the dogs feel threatened by the bird? yes did they feel the need to protect their master? yes Were they protecting the cat? they felt they were

Wow! you guys asked some good questions. This will be solved within the next ten posts, I bet.
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 6:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

oops, would a nice Admin please put my name in the puzzle for me? So sorry! :-)
Strongplacebo (Strongplacebo)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By strangling the bird did Matt kill it? Did the cat keep bringing the dead bird back in?

Does the cat sense something about it that the dogs do not? Was it alive in the first place? Is (or was) it a real living, breathing bird?
Martinfg (Martinfg)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 9:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the type of bird relevant?
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 10:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was thinking it might have something on it that was making a high pitched noise that only dogs can hear? like an accidental dog whistle? some kind of electronic beeping thing used to track some birds? was the bird making any noises?
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Were the dogs afraid that the bird would peck Matt? peck the cat? peck them?
scratch Matt? scratch the cat? scratch them?
Is the bird particularly small? particularly large? can the bird be found only in a particular country?
Does Matt live in Europe? North America? South America? Africa? Australia? Asia? the Antarctic?
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 1:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By strangling the bird did Matt kill it? noish? Did the cat keep bringing the dead bird back in? no

Does the cat sense something about it that the dogs do not? Was it alive in the first place? Is (or was) it a real living, breathing bird?...no to all...

Is the type of bird relevant? Very!

I was thinking it might have something on it that was making a high pitched noise that only dogs can hear? Ahh, now I see what you mean like an accidental dog whistle? some kind of electronic beeping thing used to track some birds? But sadly, none of these was the bird making any noises? oh my, yes!!!!

Were the dogs afraid that the bird would peck Matt? peck the cat? peck them?
scratch Matt? scratch the cat? scratch them? no to these
Is the bird particularly small?Yes particularly large? so no can the bird be found only in a particular country? No, it could be anywhere
Does Matt live in Europe? North America? South America? Africa? Australia? Asia? the Antarctic?irrel
Martinfg (Martinfg)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 1:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it is not and never was a real living bird, correct?
Was it mecahnical?
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 1:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cuckoo clock?
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 3:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cuckoo clock?....


**********SPOILER**********

Yep! One night, Matt brought a cuckoo clock home, and set it up before going to bed. He fell asleep, then was woken up by his dogs trying to scare away the noisy intruder to their home. The cat didn't think it was a real bird, seeing as how it made such a mechanical noise. So Matt decided to take out the bird's "voice box" on the fourth night, causing his dogs to woof a bit for being startled when the bird apeared, but not bark because of the noise it made. The cat, upon not hearing any sounds, but seeing the bird moving out of the corner of its eye, began to get interested in its strange nightly appearance. But now, Matt could sleep!

Good job, guys! You all did awesomely! Go work on Seconds and aslo, check out my friend Danaria's puzzle at the bottom of the page, too!
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 3:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmm, just shows that cats are smarter than dogs,
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 8:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

lol

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