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(Newsweek)   Can today be Caturday?   ( divider line
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27235 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Jul 2007 at 8:00 AM (10 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2007-07-28 01:58:37 PM  
flammable squid: I ruthlessly keep my cats jailed inside my fortress like the despot that I am. Sadly though, I'm a crazy cat lady despot and have custom built many bits of my house into a cat gymnasium. My latest project was building them their own solarium window thing so they can commune with nature in a way that doesn't wake me up in cold sweat panic attacks.
inside view

That window box is great!
2007-07-28 02:01:20 PM
2007-07-28 02:06:02 PM
2007-07-28 02:08:06 PM  
woo Caturday!
2007-07-28 02:08:26 PM  
My Aakhu:
(don't feel sorry for him, he put himself in there while the snake was in a feeding container)

Aakhu and Madelyne:

Aakhu in a favorite hiding spot:

Dominick, in a typical pose:

And again:

And I don't know how they are so danged flexible:

I'm not great at coming up with caption ideas.
2007-07-28 02:08:52 PM  
Chutzpaw007Chutzpaw007: That was much less "crazy cat lady" than I expected. That window box thing is pretty cool. Do birds actually use that feeder? Or have they figured out the cats can't get them? I can see blue jays simply taunting the cat. Those are mean little farkers.

I don't have pics of all the cat jungle gym stuff. My bedroom walls are basically a series of carpeted cat ramps and shelves, some perched at an angle so they can "climb" the wall. There's one shelf (the one pictured with the blue feather string hanging from it) that is the most popular. They all try to get to it first for sleepy time. Fortunately none of them (out of 4) has fallen yet, I put a safety rail on the highest because the "Boy" is a bit on the "short bus" side. And no... birds figured out pretty quick to stay away from the feeder. The box has a plexiglass top so the overhead view isn't obstructed. The occasional squirrel will stop by to taunt mercilessly. The second window box I built (for a neighbor) was much larger and luxury class. It had outdoor carpeting, a scratching post, and I actually sanded off the lumberyard stamps. NOt to get all sappy on Caturday, but I'm convinced my cats were a cosmic "gift". The orca was an SPCA rescue, and the 3 black ones were "found" under the deck by by one of my dogs just about 6 weeks after my beloved first SPCA rescue dog passed away. The vet said they appeared to be 6 weeks old. The feral mom cat hung around the area for a while, but we could never catch her. Long story boring, I know...
cat wall
2007-07-28 02:09:11 PM
2007-07-28 02:10:18 PM
2007-07-28 02:10:45 PM

Caption, perhaps?
2007-07-28 02:12:26 PM

caption me please
2007-07-28 02:19:17 PM  
flammable squid That's such a cool idea!!! Must begin capentering....

Why do people who hate cats come to cat threads to state how much they hate cats and catowners? I mean, that's just stupid!

Heading off to a football thread to announce its stupid, astoundingly homo-erotic, how much I hate it and how anyone who watches football is a stupid dumbhead. Sheesh.
2007-07-28 02:19:28 PM
2007-07-28 02:22:00 PM  
water go down the hole (poppity pop pop)

hooray for teh caturday!
2007-07-28 02:22:25 PM  
Some of you people don't like cats. That's fine, you're welcome to that. However, when I see some of the posts where people are talking about "I'd shoot a cat if I could" or "I want to kill cats", you're a big douche. Seriously, go listen to your Toby Keith CD and flex in the mirror with your pre-broken-in straw cowboy hat and a tallboy of Natural Light and blow smoke up your own ass about what a tough guy you are, whilst you jerk your chain to fantasies of shooting cats.

I've got a serious issue with people like that. Just like the kids back in elementary school who thought it was funny to talk about burying cats up to their heads and running them over with a lawnmower. I punched a few of them in the face.

Sick, cruel bastards.

/Also, it's CATURDAY
//Not Post pictures of your doggerday.
2007-07-28 02:23:28 PM  
Not to interrupt the LOLCAT parade, but pet insurance is great. Saved me a ton with my stupid pug (anyone who has pugs understands).
2007-07-28 02:23:46 PM  

THANK YOU! I have been trying to come up with the right caption, and you got it. :)
2007-07-28 02:23:54 PM
2007-07-28 02:24:32 PM
2007-07-28 02:24:33 PM  
Regarding the story:

I'm an atheist, so I don't think we have souls, and I don't think cats do either. They're also completely driven by an over-the-top selfishness in virtually everything they do. But, I have an outside cat who was shot by some asshole with a BB gun. Completely broke his rear right leg, the larger bone (fibia?). I paid $3000 to fix him up out of a $17,000 stock option cash out which, besides my 401k, is about all the savings I have to show for 10 years of work. It's been six months and I still haven't managed to replace that money, but as the only other option was amputation or death. I did what I had to do. I did not feel as if there was a choice. I had a major falling out with my girlfriend who said "it's just a free cat."

The cat doesn't even like me. But who else is going to do it? He's got 3 siblings that would miss him.
2007-07-28 02:24:41 PM  
I think it is clear from the article that we need universal health care for cats. No other pets: just cats. Families shouldn't have to deal with the loss of their little Fluffy just because she has a brain tumor. Veterinarians should stop at nothing to keep these little bundles of happy alive even if it's just for a few more days. Sorry for the rant: I just bought stock in the company that makes those cone things that keep pets from licking their wounds.
2007-07-28 02:25:20 PM
2007-07-28 02:33:07 PM  
if anyone is near St.Louis-
there is a stray kitten who is trying to adopt us. She is really cute but we can't have cats. So uh... if you want her you can come get her.
She's maybe two pounds. Orange and cream calico swirl pattern. Gold eyes. Very cute and kitten like.
All by herself in the big bad world.
pitiful really.
2007-07-28 02:33:50 PM  
madgecko13 Why do people who hate cats come to cat threads to state how much they hate cats and catowners? I mean, that's just stupid!

Heading off to a football thread to announce its stupid, astoundingly homo-erotic, how much I hate it and how anyone who watches football is a stupid dumbhead. Sheesh.

I completely agree with this statement. Football is completely asinine, played by a bunch of overpaid testosterone bags. I'd say more, but I dread the @ home flamewar that may start by my rabid Colts fan hubby. The advantage is that I have lots of time for carpentry projects during football season.
2007-07-28 02:34:32 PM  

from my archives of Images posted by others
2007-07-28 02:35:10 PM

/my Pandacat (and wife's backside)
2007-07-28 02:36:10 PM  
cerberus9: I'm sure that once all the available hotties realize that you're posting "funny" pictures of cats, you'll have to beat them off with a stick.

To be honest, I'm pretty sure that despite the "funny" pictures of cats, he'll have to continue beating himself off with a stick.

/80s SF standup comedy - pretty obscure
2007-07-28 02:37:27 PM
2007-07-28 02:38:33 PM  

caption me please


big hoop earrings: This is Shadow. She passed away yesterday, it can be said she was the best of Catticuses.
2007-07-28 02:39:19 PM
2007-07-28 02:39:30 PM  
Okay about this indoor cat and outdoor cat thing...

A cat came dashing out of a fence and I collided with him. In a car. It was a 30 minute drive to the Vet while the cat howled in pain in the backseat. The veterinarian's office called the people on the tag- who said they had been worried since "Dipsy usually returns in a couple of days, and he had been gone for the week". Dipsy incidently was also an unneutered MALE.

Dipsy suffered horribly for a while before he was euthanized. And weeks later, I am still wallowing in a volatile mixture of anger, guilt and shame.

So yeah cerberus9 has his beliefs about pet ownership, but I'd rather not be responsible for any cat/dog deaths, and I would really like it if you kept your cats and dogs indoors, or leashed. Toys are great for mental stimulation. Keep your cats/dogs mentally stimulated with toys/play and physically stimulated with exercise. It is not just the pet owner who suffers when a cat or dog gets run over.

/Any comments about being a female driver and this specific combination of traits causing the death of an animal- will be ignored.
2007-07-28 02:40:26 PM  
schoberp: Appologizes to Kiran

Where'd you get the original? That's just screaming for a "Brooks was here? But kitty here now!" caption.
2007-07-28 02:40:50 PM  
if anyone is near Kansas City-
there is a stray kitten who is trying to adopt us. She is really cute but we can't have cats. So uh... if you want her you can come get her.
She's maybe two pounds. Brown and tan tabby stripe pattern. Lovable eyes. Very cute and kitten like.
All by herself in the big bad world.
pitiful really.
2007-07-28 02:41:59 PM

More fun with Caturday images I have found
2007-07-28 02:43:23 PM  
minsctdp is my Hero.
2007-07-28 02:46:12 PM  
veedeevadeevoodee: Get outta my head!

Oh well, great minds think alike, I guess.
2007-07-28 02:46:24 PM  
missj_78: jbo0225

That is teh funniest thing I have ever seen.

/my monitor, is has teh cofee all over it

my male cat does that. EVERYTIME I sit on the pot.... it's like he HAS to lay down right at that time.... and in my shorts/underwear/whatever I dropped down to sit.

2007-07-28 02:46:30 PM  
After reading other comments, I should add:

1. He was neutered before being let out
2. We didn't want to let him out and kept the other 3 in, but it was very hard and he was persistent
3. We learned our lesson and he's now an inside cat, and it breaks my heart to see it. But too bad. Play with your siblings you little sh*t! :)
2007-07-28 02:47:19 PM  
lets try this again:
2007-07-28 02:47:26 PM  


But 'caterday'? Man, I hated it at first, now Im down to sorta
dispising it.

But I still laugh.

2007-07-28 02:47:36 PM  
Oh also since there seems to be an indoor/outdoor pet argument, ask your vet what the average lifespans are for indoor vs. outdoor. It's something like 12 years vs. 2 years.
2007-07-28 02:48:45 PM  
2007-07-28 02:53:04 PM
2007-07-28 02:53:15 PM  
I've paid over $600 in vet bills before, and I'm just a college student. Yay for student aid. My 3 month old kitten's kidneys started failing on her mysteriously, and she had to have them flushed out, uber IV-style. She got better, and it turns out that she's got some genetic dysfunction that makes vaccinations a near-fatal experience, hence the renal failure. She's 15 months old now, and I believe by the time she's five or six I'll have earned that money back by not having to vaccinate her. So yes, I'd pay ridiculous amounts of money for my cat, but probably not when they're older. 3 months old, though? Yes.
2007-07-28 02:53:40 PM  
Abigredbox. I don't photoshop but when I saw that my first thought was...DREW! That's not beer!
2007-07-28 02:54:37 PM  

Get outta my head!
2007-07-28 02:55:53 PM  
A_Big_Red_Box: Caption, perhaps?

It's been done, but I thought it was fitting:
2007-07-28 02:56:57 PM  
veedeevadeevoodee: binkle:

Get outta my head!

i just blew some burrito outta my nose at that.

2007-07-28 02:58:04 PM
2007-07-28 03:01:11 PM  
Two Dogs Farking: Iriri:

Oh, that's so appropriate.

He is the ONLY cat I've ever known that humps things like dogs do. He is a very naughty boy--and he's neutered.
2007-07-28 03:01:14 PM
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