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(South Florida News-Press)   "Walmart has its greeters, we have our cats". A heart-warming story of a tiny island community coming together to help homeless felines, just in time for Caturday   (news-press.com) divider line 514
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2012-04-29 09:57:21 AM  
DoomsDayAardvark:

Congrats on the house!!
 
2012-04-29 10:04:17 AM  
Penny has started to watch the squirrels in the backyard with her elbows on the window sill.

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2012-04-29 11:19:12 AM  
i47.tinypic.com
Y'all may blame in2itfor this one from May 14 of last yr (tripped over in quest for earlier tigerose
poesy than I'd saved)
. Caption's his, kitty lives with them.
Penny at Cosmic Troublemaker's place gets my compliments for having grown into a
most lovely still-young lady!
Speaking furr-ther of YLs, was advised we get the Hamvention booth free but need to pay for badges & parking passes. Have info for badges, just don't recall how many parking passes. 2 from Colorado are coming together, but may not be at same hotel. Hamv only runs 3 days, HaraConfCtrl website says 9700 sq ft, 4000 place car park (many of which are occupied by Hamv flea mkt). Unable to get actual acreage figure.
 
2012-04-29 12:08:09 PM  

quantum_jellyroll: DoomsDayAardvark:
/I don't actually have freakishly large hands. I'm not sure what's causing that effect in the pic

*Begin Technical Gibberish for the Day*

That picture was shot using a Panasonic DMC-TS3 Point & Shoot camera.
While it has 12MPixels, it's a small sensor and a small lens.
It was shot at 5.5mm focal length. That's pretty wide-angle.
That's what causes the distortion.

It's pretty common for P&S users to get close to the subject, then "go wide" so the
shot isn't too close in the camera. Unfortunately, that causes some interesting
distortion in the final picture (such as big hands, shrunken heads, little feet, etc.).

*End Technical Gibberish for the Day*


Well, sure, but it's waterproof.
 
2012-04-29 12:33:36 PM  

tigerose: Caturday! Yippee! Ygss lurv the Mewbies! Glad you could take the clowder.

Haruko! Welcome back. Great to see you.

ThePuceGuardian how are you doing this week? Missed you last time. Hope all is well.

Sleep soon..the pillow is calling....


I'm here! I'm awake! I'm picking sand out of my nostrils!

CrankyAndi:

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I'm not actually awake.
 
2012-04-29 12:35:43 PM  
domari:

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I'm not even sure that I'm here...
 
2012-04-29 12:37:16 PM  
I_fling_poo:

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Pardon me again if I don't shake hands...
 
2012-04-29 12:39:31 PM  
JLS1965:

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2012-04-29 12:40:43 PM  
John Buck 41:

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2012-04-29 12:41:59 PM  
Lady Farksalot:

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2012-04-29 12:43:17 PM  
RCon:

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2012-04-29 12:44:31 PM  
Spinnyr:

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2012-04-29 12:47:35 PM  
Stealthy Ninja Polar Bear:

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Black and white cats are problematic. This almost worked..,
 
2012-04-29 12:49:01 PM  
tigerose:

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2012-04-29 12:50:17 PM  
ya gotta sleep sometime:

i.imgur.com

My favorite, I think.
Appropriate username is appropriate, too.
 
2012-04-29 12:52:20 PM  
yobbery:

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Not yours, I know. Still felt like it.
 
2012-04-29 01:03:51 PM  
ThePuceGuardian! Wottheheck are you doing up in the daylight? Always, always good to see your work, any time!
i49.tinypic.com
May re-size automagically if close, or not if too big. Or not! Excellent akimbotoo find from the Interwebs that she posted 5-14-11,captioned then at least once, that I tripped over on search for
earliest possible tigerose poesy.
 
2012-04-29 01:11:14 PM  

ThePuceGuardian: tigerose: Caturday! Yippee! Ygss lurv the Mewbies! Glad you could take the clowder.

Haruko! Welcome back. Great to see you.

ThePuceGuardian how are you doing this week? Missed you last time. Hope all is well.

Sleep soon..the pillow is calling....

I'm here! I'm awake! I'm picking sand out of my nostrils!

CrankyAndi:

[i.imgur.com image 350x239]

I'm not actually awake.


Thank you for the picture of Misty. He has been gone 9 years now and still miss my little cat from hell.

Again, Thank you !!!!!
 
2012-04-29 01:16:56 PM  

ThePuceGuardian: John Buck 41:



I was wondering how your zappifications would look in monochrome. Great!
 
2012-04-29 01:17:40 PM  
Had to take Shadow back to the vet. Best decision ever. He apparently was 90% blocked :( $3,000 later, and he is still in emerg getting his bladder flushed to make sure it's clear and healthy. Apparently he is grumpy and pulled his IV out, but has left his catheder in and is going pee on his own again. I'm so happy but sooooooo worried. The vet assures with a change of diet this hopefully shouldn't happen again (the food we will change him on can dissolve the crystals apparently). They are keeping him until tomorrow night because there is a 15% chance of re-blocking.

I hope he is ok. I'm so friggin worried. Spirit is unusually quiet today. She's been laying on anything that smells like him and has been playing with all his toys :(
 
2012-04-29 01:21:32 PM  

ThePuceGuardian: John Buck 41:

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Pucified, that almost looks like a hawk. Thanks!
 
2012-04-29 01:31:33 PM  

ThePuceGuardian: I_fling_poo:

[i.imgur.com image 350x233]

Pardon me again if I don't shake hands...


Thank you! Samson thanks you, too.

/oh, and I use a scooper for that. My poo flinging = scooping out the cat box. ;3
 
2012-04-29 01:41:13 PM  

laulaja: ThePuceGuardian! Wottheheck are you doing up in the daylight? Always, always good to see your work, any time!


I haven't slept! That was the weekend that was. With sand and dust and heat and deathclaws and such.

Also:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-29 01:43:57 PM  
So anyway... I was watching a Family Guy clip the other night when Peter starts singing...

♪♫ A-well everybody's heard about the bird
Bird bird bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird bird bird, bird is the word♫♪

And that got me thinking...what type of car would a cat like to watch??? Hmmmm, maybe a
i384.photobucket.com

I've been working on getting my Butter's car back on the road.....
i384.photobucket.com

Why do I refer to it as Butter's car? Whenever she gets the chance, she jumps into the shotgun seat and is ready to go....
i384.photobucket.com

/per Butter..."Daddy drives, I ride shotgun....anyone else is in the back"
 
2012-04-29 02:01:51 PM  

Tristaria: Had to take Shadow back to the vet. Best decision ever. He apparently was 90% blocked :( $3,000 later, and he is still in emerg getting his bladder flushed to make sure it's clear and healthy. Apparently he is grumpy and pulled his IV out, but has left his catheder in and is going pee on his own again. I'm so happy but sooooooo worried. The vet assures with a change of diet this hopefully shouldn't happen again (the food we will change him on can dissolve the crystals apparently). They are keeping him until tomorrow night because there is a 15% chance of re-blocking.

I hope he is ok. I'm so friggin worried. Spirit is unusually quiet today. She's been laying on anything that smells like him and has been playing with all his toys :(




Wow...sorry to hear about Shadow. Unfortunately, we are very experienced with urinary blockages. Cooper blocked once before we got him from the rescue group and has blocked twice on us since we've had him. Both times he blocked on us, he was in the hospital for almost a week. You may find that they keep Shadow in the hospital a little longer than one more day and even once you get him home, there is a chance for re-blockage for about 2 weeks.

A change in diet is essential. Coop is on a special diet and although he didn't really like it at first, it's sort of grown on him. Even with the diet, he still gats UTI's so we have to watch him very carefully. Keeping Shadow well hydrated will help too, We have several water bowls scattered around, including one Drinkwell fountain and another that aerates the water to entice him to drink more.

Stress can be another trigger for blockages. Keeping his life as stress free as possible will help immensely. Cooper has issues in this area. He has social anxieties and can be very jumpy at times. He is on medication to help alleviate that. It helps but doesn't totally take the anxiety away.

Here are a couple of good articles. One is specific to blockages and the other is an article on cystitis. Good luck with Shadow. I hope the diet change works and that you (and he) don't have to experience this again!

Feline Urinary Blockage (link pops in new window)

Feline Cystitis (this link pops too)

i384.photobucket.com

/the little bugger after his last blockage
 
2012-04-29 02:05:47 PM  

laulaja: HaraConfCtrl website says 9700 sq ft, 4000 place car park (many of which are occupied by Hamv flea mkt). Unable to get actual acreage figure.



There is 43,560 ft² in an acre (and 640 acres to a square mile)... So, 9700ft² is about .22 acres



Math cat says so...
i384.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-29 02:17:34 PM  

ThePuceGuardian: Stealthy Ninja Polar Bear:

[i.imgur.com image 350x197]

Black and white cats are problematic. This almost worked..,


That's awesome!
Thanks ^__^
 
2012-04-29 02:18:46 PM  
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2012-04-29 02:23:26 PM  
CooperDaKat:
And that got me thinking...what type of car would a cat like to watch???

reneau.smugmug.com
 
2012-04-29 02:24:18 PM  
TPG typed right before he treated akimbotoo's tabby with the big green eyes she found on the Web from almost a yr ago, I haven't slept! That was the weekend that was. With sand and dust and heat and deathclaws and such.
Sympathies, if not quite condolences.
New tales up today: 22d anniv of Hubble telescope. Space/astronomy fans should Go See. I plan to.
Also, Man startles cat, starts knife fight (from London UK). Only words, no pix.
i50.tinypic.com
This, which I've brought before, came from Emily KC8RAL who accepted the OH Section appt I couldn't as PublicInfoCoord. Unable to make mtgs in Columbus due to no own wheels. Cat Embassy cartoon from new New Yorker's been Creatively Filed, it seems. Can Search & likely find. Should also say, Tag Sale cover art is Peter de Seve with the 1st e backwards, accented. Miscopied on save.
 
2012-04-29 02:27:19 PM  
laulaja:
Speaking furr-ther of YLs, was advised we get the Hamvention booth free but need to pay for badges & parking passes. Have info for badges, just don't recall how many parking passes. 2 from Colorado are coming together, but may not be at same hotel. Hamv only runs 3 days, HaraConfCtrl website says 9700 sq ft, 4000 place car park (many of which are occupied by Hamv flea mkt).

The Hamvention Flea Market is *huge*.
I always parked at the shopping center down the road and rode the shuttle buses
 
2012-04-29 02:49:49 PM  
Tristaria, if I forgot to offer sympathy for Shadow & hopes for complete recovery, I do regret that. Taking very scant notes today.
CDK, tnx for the math, which I'm constitutionally unable to do. The .22 acres translates to inside of Hara. I sought total footprint for the place. Q_J says *huge*, & that's just about right. Q_J also doesn't have to bring in a vat or 2 with supplies to set up an indoor booth, as I do, as I seem to live closest. Plumbicon normally favours paying $10 to park in the lot next to one of the now-closed car dealerships across the road. We have done shuttle from what used to be Salem Mall in yrs past, as Q_J says. Also from another shopping ctr even furr-ther away that's also since closed.
i48.tinypic.com
Another in2it, fetched from the Farkives.
 
2012-04-29 02:56:40 PM  
farm5.staticflickr.com

I am so sad that I missed out on Caturday this week.

It has been a nightmare week for my daughter and I. It started with my daughter having a bad reaction to a new migraine medication. That put her on two days of bed rest.
Then I lost the apartment that we were going to be moving into. I am getting out of a bad marriage and don't have much credit. The apartment manager kept requiring more and more money then a cosigner. When I couldn't come up with it I was out of a place to live.
Then I took a fall, flat on my back onto concrete.
I have severe asthma which has been flaring everyday which has left me swollen and on oxygen.
Then I got a nasty email from my husband's attorney trying to intimidate and scare me, which knocked me out emotionally. I lost a day from that, as in I must have blanked out emotionally. My daughter says that I stayed in bed crying and shaking. Then some bit of strength came to life in me. I got up, got dressed, checked the ads, found another apartment, went out and applied, got accepted and will be moving in on Monday.
Right now I am in the bathtub trying to soak my back so I can get a little strength to pack a few more things. I just have to survive and then I can live.
 
2012-04-29 03:00:30 PM  

CooperDaKat: So anyway... I was watching a Family Guy clip the other night when Peter starts singing...

♪♫ A-well everybody's heard about the bird
Bird bird bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird bird bird, bird is the word♫♪

And that got me thinking...what type of car would a cat like to watch??? Hmmmm, maybe a
[i384.photobucket.com image 540x490]

I've been working on getting my Butter's car back on the road.....
[i384.photobucket.com image 640x249]

Why do I refer to it as Butter's car? Whenever she gets the chance, she jumps into the shotgun seat and is ready to go....
[i384.photobucket.com image 640x343]

/per Butter..."Daddy drives, I ride shotgun....anyone else is in the back"


I have a sad. That car reminds me of my '86 'Bird. Cherry Red. :(
 
2012-04-29 03:03:49 PM  

GGracie: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x425]

I am so sad that I missed out on Caturday this week.

It has been a nightmare week for my daughter and I. It started with my daughter having a bad reaction to a new migraine medication. That put her on two days of bed rest.
Then I lost the apartment that we were going to be moving into. I am getting out of a bad marriage and don't have much credit. The apartment manager kept requiring more and more money then a cosigner. When I couldn't come up with it I was out of a place to live.
Then I took a fall, flat on my back onto concrete.
I have severe asthma which has been flaring everyday which has left me swollen and on oxygen.
Then I got a nasty email from my husband's attorney trying to intimidate and scare me, which knocked me out emotionally. I lost a day from that, as in I must have blanked out emotionally. My daughter says that I stayed in bed crying and shaking. Then some bit of strength came to life in me. I got up, got dressed, checked the ads, found another apartment, went out and applied, got accepted and will be moving in on Monday.
Right now I am in the bathtub trying to soak my back so I can get a little strength to pack a few more things. I just have to survive and then I can live.


Stay well and take care of yourself. Good luck!
 
2012-04-29 03:18:18 PM  

quantum_jellyroll: CooperDaKat:
And that got me thinking...what type of car would a cat like to watch???

[reneau.smugmug.com image 540x490]


"If I didn't have bad luck....I'd have no luck at all."

A while ago, you could send a 3rd gen firebird out to the original builder of K.I.T.T (along with $35,000). He would gut the interior and replace it with the KITT interior and do the same to the exterior. Several months later a car hauler would show up with your personal K.I.T.T. car. Unfortunately, he has since passed away and I doubt anyone will continue on in his place..



and a random image...

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2012-04-29 03:18:33 PM  
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2012-04-29 03:21:49 PM  

inkydoo: Hello caturday! What an eventful week here at the inky house. On Monday I went out to get some groceries and on the way home I saw a man throw a little black kitten out of his car into traffic at about 50 mph. I slammed on my brakes, abandoned my vehicle, ripped off my shirt and threw it over the kitten. After scooping it up I floored it home. It had a bloody nose, two different size pupils and was crying. I was in hysterics. I cleaned it up, called the fur baby er and took it out there. By some miracle, it only sustained some bruises and a pretty good bump to he head and some hemmoraging in the eye. She will make a full recovery :) We have named her kiki, and she is now running about, getting into everything and purrs up a storm. She is 4 weeks old and weighs a pound. We will be fostering her until we find her a home. I am just so glad she made it. I was unable to get a liscence plate number on the jerk who abused her but I remember his vehicle. If I ever see him again he will be lucky to walk away with all of his limbs.

I hope everyone is having a good week! I missed you all!


People are just jerks sometimes, I weep for our species.

This is how we got Meep, thankfully they slowed the vehicle down before they threw her out but still. They're loss, she's a sweetheart, when she's not farting on you!
 
2012-04-29 03:24:31 PM  

GGracie: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x425]

I am so sad that I missed out on Caturday this week.

It has been a nightmare week for my daughter and I. It started with my daughter having a bad reaction to a new migraine medication. That put her on two days of bed rest.
Then I lost the apartment that we were going to be moving into. I am getting out of a bad marriage and don't have much credit. The apartment manager kept requiring more and more money then a cosigner. When I couldn't come up with it I was out of a place to live.
Then I took a fall, flat on my back onto concrete.
I have severe asthma which has been flaring everyday which has left me swollen and on oxygen.
Then I got a nasty email from my husband's attorney trying to intimidate and scare me, which knocked me out emotionally. I lost a day from that, as in I must have blanked out emotionally. My daughter says that I stayed in bed crying and shaking. Then some bit of strength came to life in me. I got up, got dressed, checked the ads, found another apartment, went out and applied, got accepted and will be moving in on Monday.
Right now I am in the bathtub trying to soak my back so I can get a little strength to pack a few more things. I just have to survive and then I can live.


and it sounds like you WILL survive, and live.
you have the best motivation known, your daughter.
you are a mother fighting to care for her child.
I have no doubt you will win the battle, and eventually, the war.
please keep us posted on your progress--we do care.
 
2012-04-29 03:37:12 PM  

John Buck 41: CooperDaKat:
I have a sad. That car reminds me of my '86 'Bird. Cherry Red. :(



So sorry to hear that. **Does the secret two-handed firehawk sign**


Mine is an '87 Formula. I hope to have her back on the road in a month or so.
 
2012-04-29 03:37:48 PM  
John Buck 41

CooperDaKat: So anyway... I was watching a Family Guy clip the other night when Peter starts singing...

♪♫ A-well everybody's heard about the bird
Bird bird bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird bird bird, bird is the word♫♪

And that got me thinking...what type of car would a cat like to watch??? Hmmmm, maybe a
[i384.photobucket.com image 540x490]

I've been working on getting my Butter's car back on the road.....
[i384.photobucket.com image 640x249]

Why do I refer to it as Butter's car? Whenever she gets the chance, she jumps into the shotgun seat and is ready to go....
[i384.photobucket.com image 640x343]

/per Butter..."Daddy drives, I ride shotgun....anyone else is in the back"

I have a sad. That car reminds me of my '86 'Bird. Cherry Red. :(


'84 racing quality navy blue. totaled by a hit and run driver.
 
2012-04-29 03:41:43 PM  

ThePuceGuardian: yobbery:

[i.imgur.com image 350x234]

Not yours, I know. Still felt like it.


I still appreciate it. Plasma cats never get old.
 
2012-04-29 03:42:28 PM  
ThePuceGuardian yeah! An early visit. Thank you for the "treatment". Dunno if you had fun last week or not..but sounds interesting! I will send a copy of the pic to my folks. They will love it!

GGracie sounds like the worst is over. Be sure to tell your attornyabout His attorny. They are not supposed to do that shiat..

Tristaria sendingnhealing thoughts.

And now..back to work...
 
2012-04-29 03:49:34 PM  

Tristaria: Had to take Shadow back to the vet. Best decision ever. He apparently was 90% blocked :( $3,000 later, and he is still in emerg getting his bladder flushed to make sure it's clear and healthy. Apparently he is grumpy and pulled his IV out, but has left his catheder in and is going pee on his own again. I'm so happy but sooooooo worried. The vet assures with a change of diet this hopefully shouldn't happen again (the food we will change him on can dissolve the crystals apparently). They are keeping him until tomorrow night because there is a 15% chance of re-blocking.

I hope he is ok. I'm so friggin worried. Spirit is unusually quiet today. She's been laying on anything that smells like him and has been playing with all his toys :(


I can relate to the worry, but he's in the right place. They're taking good care of him and they know what to watch for. I'm sure he'll be fine.
If he were my cat I would probably worry more if he were home at this point.
 
2012-04-29 03:54:02 PM  
GGracie, if you can move tomorrow, all may not be lost. Pls do take tigerose's attorney advice. Matters must improve, because we said so! Wishing you all the Caturday luck you need or can use ....
i50.tinypic.com
A Q_J fetch from the Farkives just under a yr ago, where I seek some info that will be useful
when uncovered & saved.
 
2012-04-29 04:13:50 PM  

CooperDaKat: John Buck 41: CooperDaKat:
I have a sad. That car reminds me of my '86 'Bird. Cherry Red. :(


So sorry to hear that. **Does the secret two-handed firehawk sign**


Mine is an '87 Formula. I hope to have her back on the road in a month or so.


Kathleen (named after actress Turner 'cos of her deep, throaty idle) was starting to nickel and dime me to death, though the nickels and dimes started really adding up and it was going to cost waaaaay too much to get it up to Maine's absurd inspection standards.

I let her go for a (very sad) song.
 
2012-04-29 04:15:24 PM  

GGracie: I just have to survive and then I can live.


I hope things turn to the better for you real soon.
 
2012-04-29 04:24:45 PM  
i.imgur.com
Search at last successful. Where I saved this made sense, but only at the time. Artist is Drew Dernavich, this for the 4-30-12 New Yorker. Then of course it was way too big; but at least I can see what I need to do for re-size once I get far enough in there, in the New Pix Fixin' Place.
Sometime I may make me some notes to remind me what I keep forgetting to type.
Not to be counted upon tho.
 
2012-04-29 04:29:33 PM  
I don't have an attorney. His company has a program where he pays a small fee every month and he is given an attorney at no cost. No attorneys are provided to the spouses and I have no money for one, and no money to go to court and get attorney fees. I am having to go through this on my own. "If it's not equal, it's not justice"... There is no justice here.
 
2012-04-29 04:32:34 PM  

I_fling_poo: ThePuceGuardian: I_fling_poo:

[i.imgur.com image 350x233]

Pardon me again if I don't shake hands...

Thank you! Samson thanks you, too.

/oh, and I use a scooper for that. My poo flinging = scooping out the cat box. ;3



I have actually flung poo myself. I had a neighbor with a yappy little dog across the street when I was going to college and lived in a trailer park (hey, it was cheap) . Said neighbor would let the dog out and he would come over and crap in my yard or driveway. I would take my cat litter scoop and scoop up the poo and throw it at their house. It worked for me. One time, I got home from a night class and stepped right in a pile next to my car. I tip toed up to their front door and wiped the poo off of my shoe with her welcome mat, then rang her door bell. As I was finishing up wiping the poo on her welcome mat I told her that I better not catch her dog in my yard again. It was her responsibility to let it poop in her yard so she could clean it up.
 
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