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2011-08-15 10:09:12 PM

yobbery: AlienNarrr!: Yobbery that still isn't as bad - at least you are not like my dad who thinks lizards are still snakes with bodies, anything snake like and he's on top of the kitchen table screaming his lungs out - I have never seen a phobia this strong that nothing has been able to even tone down.
I still remember his "epic" moments - one time where he saw a what was it...a garter? snake yeah just a little guy and he ran and jumped screaming on top of the kitchen table. Mom had to go out with a bucket and ax and find any poor snake and kill it and show it's body to dad before he calmed down and she was gone for hours looking for a snake! it didn't have to be the exact same one, he couldn't tell the difference.
The other - he was driving home from work and he accidentally ran over one. He came home and hurried us all into the van to "show off" his kill - that he ran back and forth over so many times there really was nothing left of it!

So I can understand your more than 4 legged rule... >;D

Snakes don't bother me in the least once I'm sure they're not venomous. Mrs. Yobbery had a boa constrictor (Sylvia) when we first met. I'll tell you, she was safer walking down the street with Sylvia around her neck than if she had a rabid pit bull on a leash. People would cross the street to avoid her. I know it sounds strange to say about a snake, but I thought Sylvia was a sweetie.

She also had a tarantula, but that was before we met. I probably would have passed on the first date at that time.

[i211.photobucket.com image 500x500]

The Mr once bought a house from a pet store owner. He got a great discount. Some tarantulas had escaped from him and the owner ask if the Mr could catch and return them. Turns out catching them was easy. He kept a shoe box on the night stand, since he keeps the house as cold as a witches *it, the spiders would seek the heat from him at night. He would feel them "drumming" slowly on his chest, then he just picked them up and put them in the shoe box and drop them at the pet store on the way to work. Only took a couple weeks to clear the house of spiders.
 
2011-08-15 10:12:54 PM

quantum_jellyroll: AlienNarrr!: //don't want anyone else going and hurting themselves *ahem* maynerdkitty - I'm glad to hear you are playing it safe - nothing like getting hurt and no one around especially in an emergency!

That's like Lar's wife, Mar Jorgen. She went out into a field at their new place and managed to break her leg.
It took her over two hours to crawl/drag herself back to the house where her cellphone was left sitting
on a workbench in the garage.

He's got his hands full taking care of her for the next 6-8 weeks.

At the very least, stick a whistle in your pocket. You can yell yourself hoarse, but a whistle will draw attention.


OMG! Feel better soon, Mar Jorgen!
 
2011-08-15 10:15:01 PM

maynerdkitty: yobbery: AlienNarrr!: Yobbery that still isn't as bad - at least you are not like my dad who thinks lizards are still snakes with bodies, anything snake like and he's on top of the kitchen table screaming his lungs out - I have never seen a phobia this strong that nothing has been able to even tone down.
I still remember his "epic" moments - one time where he saw a what was it...a garter? snake yeah just a little guy and he ran and jumped screaming on top of the kitchen table. Mom had to go out with a bucket and ax and find any poor snake and kill it and show it's body to dad before he calmed down and she was gone for hours looking for a snake! it didn't have to be the exact same one, he couldn't tell the difference.
The other - he was driving home from work and he accidentally ran over one. He came home and hurried us all into the van to "show off" his kill - that he ran back and forth over so many times there really was nothing left of it!

So I can understand your more than 4 legged rule... >;D

Snakes don't bother me in the least once I'm sure they're not venomous. Mrs. Yobbery had a boa constrictor (Sylvia) when we first met. I'll tell you, she was safer walking down the street with Sylvia around her neck than if she had a rabid pit bull on a leash. People would cross the street to avoid her. I know it sounds strange to say about a snake, but I thought Sylvia was a sweetie.

She also had a tarantula, but that was before we met. I probably would have passed on the first date at that time.

[i211.photobucket.com image 500x500]
The Mr once bought a house from a pet store owner. He got a great discount. Some tarantulas had escaped from him and the owner ask if the Mr could catch and return them. Turns out catching them was easy. He kept a shoe box on the night stand, since he keeps the house as cold as a witches *it, the spiders would seek the heat from him at night. He would feel them "drumming" slowly on his chest, then he just picked them up and put them in the shoe box and drop them at the pet store on the way to work. Only took a couple weeks to clear the house of spiders.


OMG! ok that would give anyone the willies just reading let alone imagining!
 
2011-08-15 10:15:12 PM

maynerdkitty: She also had a tarantula, but that was before we met. I probably would have passed on the first date at that time.

[i211.photobucket.com image 500x500]
The Mr once bought a house from a pet store owner. He got a great discount. Some tarantulas had escaped from him and the owner ask if the Mr could catch and return them. Turns out catching them was easy. He kept a shoe box on the night stand, since he keeps the house as cold as a witches *it, the spiders would seek the heat from him at night. He would feel them "drumming" slowly on his chest, then he just picked them up and put them in the shoe box and drop them at the pet store on the way to work. Only took a couple weeks to clear the house of spiders.


Holy shiat!!! I know they're harmless but I.would.die. *shudder*

/Such a sweet bedtime story......now all I need is a glass of warm milk. ;-P
// and a shoe box
 
2011-08-15 10:17:31 PM
TRF Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. They have a farm in FL that is a work camp for the women's prison system. The inmates care for the horses and learn to shoe, do vet work or stable management. It is mutually beneficial for the women and the horses.
farm7.static.flickr.com
note the blue suits, it's not by choice that they wear them.
 
2011-08-15 10:21:10 PM

yobbery: maynerdkitty: She also had a tarantula, but that was before we met. I probably would have passed on the first date at that time.

[i211.photobucket.com image 500x500]
The Mr once bought a house from a pet store owner. He got a great discount. Some tarantulas had escaped from him and the owner ask if the Mr could catch and return them. Turns out catching them was easy. He kept a shoe box on the night stand, since he keeps the house as cold as a witches *it, the spiders would seek the heat from him at night. He would feel them "drumming" slowly on his chest, then he just picked them up and put them in the shoe box and drop them at the pet store on the way to work. Only took a couple weeks to clear the house of spiders.

Holy shiat!!! I know they're harmless but I.would.die. *shudder*

/Such a sweet bedtime story......now all I need is a glass of warm milk. ;-P
// and a shoe box


Sorry, I didn't think before I shared that, he is just such a sweet guy, he loves animals. He was feeding 13 feral cats when I met him and I knew all those cats couldn't be wrong!
 
2011-08-15 10:22:09 PM

yobbery: maynerdkitty: She also had a tarantula, but that was before we met. I probably would have passed on the first date at that time.

[i211.photobucket.com image 500x500]
The Mr once bought a house from a pet store owner. He got a great discount. Some tarantulas had escaped from him and the owner ask if the Mr could catch and return them. Turns out catching them was easy. He kept a shoe box on the night stand, since he keeps the house as cold as a witches *it, the spiders would seek the heat from him at night. He would feel them "drumming" slowly on his chest, then he just picked them up and put them in the shoe box and drop them at the pet store on the way to work. Only took a couple weeks to clear the house of spiders.

Holy shiat!!! I know they're harmless but I.would.die. *shudder*

/Such a sweet bedtime story......now all I need is a glass of warm milk. ;-P
// and a shoe box


You and me both, Yobbery, you and me both. Spiders are my phobia critter. Snakes (unvenomous), frogs, lizards are all fine by me, but ANY 8-legged critters are going to die if I see them in my house. And outside, any black or brown widows are doomed.
That story is going to give me nightmares!!!
 
2011-08-15 10:25:02 PM

maynerdkitty: TRF Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. They have a farm in FL that is a work camp for the women's prison system. The inmates care for the horses and learn to shoe, do vet work or stable management. It is mutually beneficial for the women and the horses.
[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
note the blue suits, it's not by choice that they wear them.


hmmm I did not know that - how interesting and like you said beneficial.
I like ideas like that...I find those are the ones that work out the best.

Yobbery wouldn't you prefer a large beating apparatus to go with that shoebox? or maybe this?
a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net

/why yes that is a picture my sister took after her husband took care of a large funnel spider she found above their back door....
//you don't want to see the before picture...
 
2011-08-15 10:26:11 PM

maynerdkitty: TRF Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. They have a farm in FL that is a work camp for the women's prison system. The inmates care for the horses and learn to shoe, do vet work or stable management. It is mutually beneficial for the women and the horses.
[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
note the blue suits, it's not by choice that they wear them.


Cool.
 
2011-08-15 10:26:38 PM

maynerdkitty: TRF Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. They have a farm in FL that is a work camp for the women's prison system. The inmates care for the horses and learn to shoe, do vet work or stable management. It is mutually beneficial for the women and the horses.
[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
note the blue suits, it's not by choice that they wear them.


Where in FL is this? I used to volunteer for an equine rescue group, ERAF, that is located in Palm City, FL. They do great work, and I loved getting to know how to handle horses, but the cold winter of 09-10 we had was killing my arthritic hands & shoulders. :-( I do love the horsies!

i235.photobucket.com

//my two favorite critters!
 
2011-08-15 10:28:43 PM

Debby7813: maynerdkitty: TRF Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. They have a farm in FL that is a work camp for the women's prison system. The inmates care for the horses and learn to shoe, do vet work or stable management. It is mutually beneficial for the women and the horses.
[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
note the blue suits, it's not by choice that they wear them.

Where in FL is this? I used to volunteer for an equine rescue group, ERAF, that is located in Palm City, FL. They do great work, and I loved getting to know how to handle horses, but the cold winter of 09-10 we had was killing my arthritic hands & shoulders. :-( I do love the horsies!

[i235.photobucket.com image 150x113]

//my two favorite critters!


Ok, I have to ask....just how cold did it get in Florida that winter?
 
2011-08-15 10:30:41 PM

maynerdkitty: The Mr once bought a house from a pet store owner. He got a great discount. Some tarantulas had escaped from him and the owner ask if the Mr could catch and return them. Turns out catching them was easy. He kept a shoe box on the night stand, since he keeps the house as cold as a witches *it, the spiders would seek the heat from him at night. He would feel them "drumming" slowly on his chest, then he just picked them up and put them in the shoe box and drop them at the pet store on the way to work. Only took a couple weeks to clear the house of spiders.


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*shudder*
 
2011-08-15 10:37:04 PM

Debby7813: maynerdkitty: TRF Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. They have a farm in FL that is a work camp for the women's prison system. The inmates care for the horses and learn to shoe, do vet work or stable management. It is mutually beneficial for the women and the horses.
[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
note the blue suits, it's not by choice that they wear them.

Where in FL is this? I used to volunteer for an equine rescue group, ERAF, that is located in Palm City, FL. They do great work, and I loved getting to know how to handle horses, but the cold winter of 09-10 we had was killing my arthritic hands & shoulders. :-( I do love the horsies!

[i235.photobucket.com image 150x113]

//my two favorite critters!


It is in Ocala, about a 7 hour drive, it took about 250 in gas to drive my s-10 there and back. I was very grateful when Mario from Santa Fe Horse agreed to bring them home to me for only 200. He loves the breed and he came five miles off of I-10 to bring them. I had to wait until he had two slots open on a return trip from Ocala to Houston.
farm7.static.flickr.com
 
2011-08-15 10:38:39 PM

professional_vampire: maynerdkitty: The Mr once bought a house from a pet store owner. He got a great discount. Some tarantulas had escaped from him and the owner ask if the Mr could catch and return them. Turns out catching them was easy. He kept a shoe box on the night stand, since he keeps the house as cold as a witches *it, the spiders would seek the heat from him at night. He would feel them "drumming" slowly on his chest, then he just picked them up and put them in the shoe box and drop them at the pet store on the way to work. Only took a couple weeks to clear the house of spiders.

[content.ytmnd.com image 300x250]

*shudder*


Did I mention that he got a really good deal on that house?
 
2011-08-15 10:41:48 PM

maynerdkitty: yobbery: maynerdkitty: She also had a tarantula, but that was before we met. I probably would have passed on the first date at that time.

[i211.photobucket.com image 500x500]
The Mr once bought a house from a pet store owner. He got a great discount. Some tarantulas had escaped from him and the owner ask if the Mr could catch and return them. Turns out catching them was easy. He kept a shoe box on the night stand, since he keeps the house as cold as a witches *it, the spiders would seek the heat from him at night. He would feel them "drumming" slowly on his chest, then he just picked them up and put them in the shoe box and drop them at the pet store on the way to work. Only took a couple weeks to clear the house of spiders.

Holy shiat!!! I know they're harmless but I.would.die. *shudder*

/Such a sweet bedtime story......now all I need is a glass of warm milk. ;-P
// and a shoe box

Sorry, I didn't think before I shared that, he is just such a sweet guy, he loves animals. He was feeding 13 feral cats when I met him and I knew all those cats couldn't be wrong!


Oh, no apology needed. Well....I'll just go to bed now and stare at the moving shadows on the ceiling and wonder if there's a pet store owner in the neighborhood....probably wake up screaming and whacking a cat off my chest at some point, but no worries....I'll be fine... :D

I'm kidding of course. It's great that he loves animals without regard to how many legs they have. Even though I generally dislike insects I don't like to kill them. If I can get them out of the house without them charging up my arm then we're cool.

That said I do have to go to bed. Thanks for a great caturday everyone. See you all in a few days.
i211.photobucket.com
 
2011-08-15 10:48:57 PM
Did I mention I may have a way to trap the raccoons and not the cats? One of my co-workers suggested that I use corn for bait. Duh, of course, they love corn and the cats don't. So I set the trap this evening, and I just went out there and let Flower out of it. I guess it looked like a fun play cave to her. Jerry tried to go in after I let her out but he turned back out. Mikey stuck his head in to see what kind of food was there but did not go in. I will go out before I go to bed and see who else is in there. Jerry followed me to the house, he loves playing all night in the air conditioning but I need the sleep.
farm7.static.flickr.com
Tom sleeping in the bird bath.
 
2011-08-15 10:49:16 PM
Hahahaha!!!
I took the garbage out and Ben Hurrr was NOT pleased I left him again, he was all protesting and then threw a huge hissy fit with him all puffed up and he went tearing through the place acting all tough and he just jumped into the tub and scared himself!
So he went tearing through the place again and a huge ball of puffed up fur and won't let me console him cause I laughed loudly at him so he's now pouting in the corner glaring at me...

/ooo tonight is going to be fun!
 
2011-08-15 10:49:34 PM

AlienNarrr!: maynerdkitty: TRF Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. They have a farm in FL that is a work camp for the women's prison system. The inmates care for the horses and learn to shoe, do vet work or stable management. It is mutually beneficial for the women and the horses.
[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
note the blue suits, it's not by choice that they wear them.

hmmm I did not know that - how interesting and like you said beneficial.
I like ideas like that...I find those are the ones that work out the best.

Yobbery wouldn't you prefer a large beating apparatus to go with that shoebox? or maybe this?
[a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net image 640x480]

/why yes that is a picture my sister took after her husband took care of a large funnel spider she found above their back door....
//you don't want to see the before picture...


Funnel Spider??? I thought those were only in Australia?
Oh great, now I find out I share a landmass with funnel spiders! ;-)

Now I'm really off to bed. G'night all.
 
2011-08-15 10:52:14 PM
I also must hit the sack. Thanks for another great Caturday, everyone! See you guys on Purrsday!

t3.gstatic.com
 
2011-08-15 10:59:10 PM
Yobbery don't worry - pretty sure they killed the only exhisting one on our landmass so you are safe.

/her hubby takes DIAF seriously with 8 legged ones

It's been a great Caturday, nice close to epic thread - I'm sure I'll have more tales of my new furry master and hopefully news on the second one by the next Caturday!

/wonders if she'll get any sleep tonight...
 
2011-08-15 11:05:11 PM
Time for me to turn in, see you all next week
farm7.static.flickr.com
 
2011-08-15 11:07:55 PM
Well it is time to go to bed....thanks everyone for a great Caturday. And thanks to all for letting my Zoology brain have a good stretch! See ya Purrsday!


Oh yeah, get well soon to all the Caturdites who are ailing/ have broken bones sending good thoughts to all. And keep those cell phones handy!
 
2011-08-15 11:25:55 PM
I'm pretty much out of steam and need to get off here and get some shut-eye.
The legs are doing *much* better and the swelling is *way* down.
The doctor is happy and the infection appears to be losing the fight.
Everybody stay out of trouble and see you next Caturday.
And I'll try my best to not punch any French people in the face for old time's sake.
 
2011-08-15 11:27:04 PM

AlienNarrr!: /hoping to really tire him out tonight so he'll let me sleep for work //don't think it's going to work too well ahahahah


*warning* wall of text ahead meant for Alien only *warning*

After scanning back through the thread, (I was looking for a particular pic) let me give you my 2¢ on the questions you have asked...

First off, do not be afraid to say "no" in a loud firm voice when Ben does something that you don't want him to. No matter if it just playing with your hair when you are trying to sleep, or his getting involved with something potentially dangerous...This is the best time to establish who is the alpha in the house, and to put down the ground rules as to what is and what is not acceptable behavior. Despite what some people may say, cats can be trained. Repeated violations of the rules can be reinforced by a firm neck scruff. And yes, kitteh will probably go and pout and look all pathetic like "mommy does not love me" and you will feel like a total sh*t for doing it and want to run right over and cuddle him and apologize - but do NOT do it! He will get over it faster than you think (and he will still love you as much as ever).

As far as feeding goes, kittens are always hungry. Give him some gooshy in the morning before you leave for work, and leave out some dry food for him to snack on during the day. Then gooshy food for dinner when you get home. I have never understood the concept of why each is bad. Wet food provides extra moisture (in case your cat is not a big drinker) and dry food helps keep their teeth clean. As with everything, all things in moderation, and you have to determine what is best. And what do you give for treats? .... (must resist posting face palm pic) get thee to the nearest grocery store and wander down the "cat food" aisle... there will be a couple of dozen items to choose from. Dragon personally recommends all the Friskies party mix (beachside and original crunch are his favorites).

Last but not least, I must respectfully disagree with the recommendations of "put kitteh in the bathroom".
While I have no problem isolating a cat while introducing him/her to a household with other cats, I fail to see the necessity in confining him in your situation. If your apartment is as small as you say, Ben should be perfectly safe by himself - with the following conditions: Make sure all windows are tightly closed and locked so he can not get out. (new thought - if your landlord has keys and free access to your apt. make sure he knows that Ben is there and to watch that he does not escape if he needs to get in for some reason). If you are worried about him possibly chewing on your electrical cords, just unplug all your fans/lamps etc. before you go to work. (just check them for tooth marks before you plug them back in when you get home).

Just relax, Ben will be just fine, he will probably just sleep most of the day (as most cats do) while he waits for you to get home.
 
2011-08-15 11:33:30 PM

sherpa18: AlienNarrr!: /hoping to really tire him out tonight so he'll let me sleep for work //don't think it's going to work too well ahahahah

*warning* wall of text ahead meant for Alien only *warning*

After scanning back through the thread, (I was looking for a particular pic) let me give you my 2¢ on the questions you have asked...

First off, do not be afraid to say "no" in a loud firm voice when Ben does something that you don't want him to. No matter if it just playing with your hair when you are trying to sleep, or his getting involved with something potentially dangerous...This is the best time to establish who is the alpha in the house, and to put down the ground rules as to what is and what is not acceptable behavior. Despite what some people may say, cats can be trained. Repeated violations of the rules can be reinforced by a firm neck scruff. And yes, kitteh will probably go and pout and look all pathetic like "mommy does not love me" and you will feel like a total sh*t for doing it and want to run right over and cuddle him and apologize - but do NOT do it! He will get over it faster than you think (and he will still love you as much as ever).

As far as feeding goes, kittens are always hungry. Give him some gooshy in the morning before you leave for work, and leave out some dry food for him to snack on during the day. Then gooshy food for dinner when you get home. I have never understood the concept of why each is bad. Wet food provides extra moisture (in case your cat is not a big drinker) and dry food helps keep their teeth clean. As with everything, all things in moderation, and you have to determine what is best. And what do you give for treats? .... (must resist posting face palm pic) get thee to the nearest grocery store and wander down the "cat food" aisle... there will be a couple of dozen items to choose from. Dragon personally recommends all the Friskies party mix (beachside and original crunch are his favorites).

Last but not least, I must respectfully disagree with the recommendations of "put kitteh in the bathroom".
While I have no problem isolating a cat while introducing him/her to a household with other cats, I fail to see the necessity in confining him in your situation. If your apartment is as small as you say, Ben should be perfectly safe by himself - with the following conditions: Make sure all windows are tightly closed and locked so he can not get out. (new thought - if your landlord has keys and free access to your apt. make sure he knows that Ben is there and to watch that he does not escape if he needs to get in for some reason). If you are worried about him possibly chewing on your electrical cords, just unplug all your fans/lamps etc. before you go to work. (just check them for tooth marks before you plug them back in when you get home).

Just relax, Ben will be just fine, he will probably just sleep most of the day (as most cats do) while he waits for you to get home.


Yeah that's what I was thinking, my apartment is so small and he's used to running all over the place and keeping to the cooler areas in the apartment - I have put everything away from all tables and desks, the closet doors are shut as is the windows and door and the toilet lid is down so he can't jump in there (if he did decide to).

I was thinking about the treats as well...I will take Dragon's reccomendation and try what he likes and see if Ben Hurrr agrees.

yeah...first few days and I'm all over the place hahahahah!
but a HUGE thank you for the info - it really helps me a lot! I truly appreciate it!
 
2011-08-15 11:34:59 PM
Finally home from chorus, am posting at ft of pg 18.
Dragon's bushy eyebrows, yes.
Personal violence days, yes.
Me help make this An Epic Thread, Maybe. But I still got 1.5 pgs to look at first, or maybe not. Well, I reckon I can lie; post the pic I would've if I weren't going to help make the KiloKitty, & then go post a bunch anyway, This'll go to pg 20 & be followed by A Bunch More if I can move quickly enough. Also if some additional others Aid, Assist & Abet.
i52.tinypic.com
 
2011-08-15 11:35:54 PM

quantum_jellyroll: I'm pretty much out of steam and need to get off here and get some shut-eye.
The legs are doing *much* better and the swelling is *way* down.
The doctor is happy and the infection appears to be losing the fight.
Everybody stay out of trouble and see you next Caturday.
And I'll try my best to not punch any French people in the face for old time's sake.


Buwahhh hahahah!
punch french people in the face?! where did that come from???

I'm glad to hear you are much better than you were at the beginning of the week :)
/now if everyone else would get better too!
//try to stay out of trouble - I will if you will hahahaha!
 
2011-08-15 11:37:30 PM
i53.tinypic.com
 
2011-08-15 11:39:47 PM
Uff! I stayed up this late to finish reading the thread while it was still open. Been awhile since I've done that! Now what am I going to do at work tomorrow....:)

farm1.static.flickr.com

Ninight!! :)
 
2011-08-15 11:40:09 PM
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2011-08-15 11:43:15 PM
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2011-08-15 11:44:53 PM
i53.tinypic.com
 
2011-08-15 11:46:40 PM
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2011-08-15 11:47:14 PM
The furry overlords want me off the 'puter. See you next Caturday.
Good night!
farm7.static.flickr.com
 
2011-08-15 11:48:31 PM
i52.tinypic.com
 
2011-08-15 11:50:14 PM
i51.tinypic.com
 
2011-08-15 11:51:41 PM

sherpa18: *warning* wall of text ahead meant for Alien only *warning*


reneau.smugmug.com

Sorry.
I had to do it.
I'm weak.
Forgive me.
 
2011-08-15 11:52:41 PM
i55.tinypic.com
 
2011-08-15 11:53:47 PM

John Buck 41: Debby7813: maynerdkitty: TRF Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. They have a farm in FL that is a work camp for the women's prison system. The inmates care for the horses and learn to shoe, do vet work or stable management. It is mutually beneficial for the women and the horses.
[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
note the blue suits, it's not by choice that they wear them.

Where in FL is this? I used to volunteer for an equine rescue group, ERAF, that is located in Palm City, FL. They do great work, and I loved getting to know how to handle horses, but the cold winter of 09-10 we had was killing my arthritic hands & shoulders. :-( I do love the horsies!

[i235.photobucket.com image 150x113]

//my two favorite critters!

Ok, I have to ask....just how cold did it get in Florida that winter?


I know I sound like a total wuss, and I grew up and lived in MD until 10 years ago, but that WAS an unusually cold winter for FL. I'm in St. Lucie County, which is about 2 hours north of Miami. That year, it started getting cold - down in the 30's at night, 40's to 50's daytime - in December, and stayed like that through April. Usually, there are a few cold nights and cool days from mid-December until February, but by March the 80's are starting to creep back in. At the rescue center, we were really getting into a new program of working with the horses, teaching them ground manners and getting them into better physical shape. It was a lot more strenuous on us humans than I would ever have thought, and I'd go home every Saturday in such pain. I hated to give up going to the barn, but it was just getting to be too much for me.

Going to Petsmart and caring for shelter kitties (like I did tonight) is a lot easier.
 
2011-08-15 11:54:48 PM
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2011-08-15 11:56:28 PM
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2011-08-15 11:56:34 PM
Ok, I'm going to be like that, and try to get us to 1K before midnight, just for shiats & giggles.

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//nmc,nmc
 
2011-08-15 11:57:42 PM
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//nmc,nmc
 
2011-08-15 11:57:48 PM

AlienNarrr!: Buwahhh hahahah!
punch french people in the face?! where did that come from???


A previous post I made (new window)

PS - Yobbery's codpiece photo got yanked by photobucket for violating their TOS..
Buncha nancies can't handle a photo of a dapper gentleman prepared for a Friday night!

'night all!
 
2011-08-15 11:58:03 PM
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2011-08-15 11:58:52 PM
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//mc,mc
 
2011-08-15 11:59:47 PM
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2011-08-16 12:00:02 AM
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//mc, mc
 
2011-08-16 12:00:22 AM

AlienNarrr!: yeah...first few days and I'm all over the place hahahahah! but a HUGE thank you for the info - it really helps me a lot! I truly appreciate it!


Anytime. Just trust your instincts - while we can all give advice and/or recommendations, only you know what is really appropriate for your situation.

Besides, I think Ben has got things well in hand....

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2011-08-16 12:01:20 AM
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//mc, nmc
 
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