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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 04:39:46 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.



I am so sorry you are having such a sucky week. Hopefully you will have a much better week once your move is done and you are both in your new place. One thing I would suggest is to try an ice pack on any sore spots you may have tonight. Sometimes it helps calm muscles down better than heat does. Take care!
 
2012-04-29 05:11:31 PM

CooperDaKat: 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..


You can still get the A.Z.T.K. body kits.
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2012-04-29 05:13:25 PM
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2012-04-29 05:14:03 PM
John Buck 41:
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.


Unfortunately, ANY car that is not under warranty can do that. I put mine away back in '03 due to a harsh winter and she would not pass inspection. So we put the "repair" money as a down payment on a new, used car and the bird was put in the garage. Well... 9 years later, the now used new used car is starting to need a lot of work (new or rebuilt motor). So I am trying to bring the bird back to life.



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2012-04-29 05:36:34 PM

DoomsDayAardvark: I BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!


Gratz! We paid ours off a couple of months ago and it's a helluva feeling. Having your own place, even if it is like mine and still needs some work here and there, is great.
 
2012-04-29 05:57:37 PM
GGracie, maybe you can talk to Legal Aid or whatever it's called where you are. Think they may be supposed to either provide advice or find you an attorney who'll take your case pro bono. If you were in St Louis area, which I rather doubt, I bet Pl's lawyer bro would help you out in a heartbeat.
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Old classic pic, saved with neither credit nor blame, & kindly re-scaled a tad.
 
2012-04-29 06:45:15 PM
Thanks for the well wishes. His nurse says he is ok. He still hasn't eaten, but they aren't too concerned about that yet seeing he's really stoned. His still had blood this morning, there was a little less this afternoon so that's good. His red cell levels dropped but they think it's because of the bleeding in his bladder, which is getting better so his red blood cells should be going up soon. The tests on Friday had everything normal, it's just the test today that showed the decrease, so it's pretty much assured it's jsut because of the bleeding in his bladder which should lighten up. He is warming up to some of the nurses and is wearing a cone so he doesn't pull his cath out.

Keeping my hopes high, my Husband is getting a 3rd litter tomorrow so we can have one on each floor while he heals. Don't know how to keep his stress down as he is a jumpy cat and he loves to play with my older cat. The vet sad to just do what I can, they can't help the fact he is the way he is.

What have I learnt from this? To buy pet insurance. We're going to do that tomorrow night.
 
2012-04-29 06:57:04 PM
I have had two email hugs today. Thank you both! It is nice to be appreciated. :)
 
2012-04-29 07:04:04 PM
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2012-04-29 07:04:51 PM
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2012-04-29 07:05:34 PM
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2012-04-29 07:06:35 PM
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2012-04-29 07:06:36 PM
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2012-04-29 07:07:31 PM
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2012-04-29 07:08:11 PM
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2012-04-29 07:10:19 PM
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2012-04-29 07:11:10 PM
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2012-04-29 07:12:38 PM
Cat furniture...

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2012-04-29 07:19:30 PM
Fresh Biscuit. As you can see he hasn't been up to much lately.
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2012-04-29 07:19:54 PM
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2012-04-29 07:20:39 PM
again, with more derp.
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2012-04-29 07:24:12 PM
Cut it out, I saw what you did there...

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2012-04-29 07:29:08 PM
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2012-04-29 07:31:08 PM
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2012-04-29 07:32:13 PM
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2012-04-29 07:41:53 PM
Love...

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2012-04-29 07:44:03 PM
yobbery & in2it both seem to be on rolls, which can't be bad. Not all bad anyway.
in2it, wish to Fang Q for the hint re imgur for pix fixin, as TinyPic's been doing me wrong (just not all the time). Replaced Edit choice after Go To Full Size with Tweet This, which is of zilch use to me. Not using imgur exclusively yet, only for pix that are too big for Fark to automagically re-size for me. Also the Chair for 2 depictured, already forgot what it's called, was in a link my spouse Plumbicon furr-nished to me & I fetched here, maybe yesterday.
May's well say now, I'll be absent a great deal of tomorrow afternoon, as Pl's scheduled for a colonoscopy. Not a convenient day, but are they ever? At least they didn't give him Thu May 10 at 2 PM, when we're meant to be getting mobile toward Ottawa, capital of Oh Canada, for our older niece Ellen's Sat May 13 wedding. Andre, the SO, has been owned by a number of cats, not usually more than one at a time. Our favourite Vet tech will come in to mind the mob here; we'll get both her & my chorus dir (rescuer of a young cat a few months ago) A Wee Something up there to fetch back.
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in2it may recognise this as one he fetched a while ago, that luckily is right size.
 
2012-04-29 07:50:55 PM
Yes this is the Helpdesk, how can I help you?

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2012-04-29 07:51:48 PM
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2012-04-29 07:52:27 PM
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2012-04-29 08:27:01 PM
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2012-04-29 08:31:34 PM

yobbery: [i211.photobucket.com image 640x480]


Oh now that made me LoL! Thank you!
 
2012-04-29 08:36:33 PM

yobbery: [i211.photobucket.com image 500x500]


nice work on the album covers
 
2012-04-29 08:40:00 PM

John Buck 41: yobbery: [i211.photobucket.com image 500x500]

nice work on the album covers


Thanks. I didn't make 'em, they were shamelessly pilfered.
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2012-04-29 09:09:20 PM
We had a landscaper in this weekend to level off the place where the old Elm was. The birds have been going nuts in the area ever since. Eli approves of the Bobcat...was sitting in the bucket this evening...
 
2012-04-29 09:21:47 PM

sherpa18: My friends, I would like some advice. Has anyone here ever used a Furminator?
just brush him every day. Which sounds simple enough, but Dragon does not like to be brushed. Over the years, I have tried regular cat brushes, those rubber ones, slicker bushes, combs, even human hair brushes, and he is not keen on any of them.

So although I have heard good things about the furminator, before I invest in one (those damn things are expensive, and cash is tight right now), I would appreciate any input. I don't want to clutter up the thread, so feel free to contact me at my login @ gmail.com. Thanks to all in advance, and I apologize for the wall of text.


I had a long haired cat who didn't care for brushing so I read about and tried just stroking him with rubber gloves on. The gloves catch a fair amount of surface and loose hair altho you won't be able to get down to the underfur.

I also found some success with a brush that had a razor blade sideways behind a wall of wide-set teeth (or maybe the teeth had a blade edge?) so that as you brush it cut at the same time which combined with using the gloves meant a significant amount of hair coming off that body. It was a long time ago so I don't totally recall the brand or exact design. And, since I just have 3 DSH strays now I no longer face those kinds of issues.
 
2012-04-29 09:41:43 PM
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Another too-small, rather-old graphic: this came from an 800 Pet Meds ad.
 
2012-04-29 09:43:31 PM
Dingleberry Moose has hail at his house. Some damage reported. No info about how the cats are weathering the storm...I hope the beer is under cover and protected! :)
 
2012-04-29 09:45:29 PM
Goodnight all. Monday sure comes fast.
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2012-04-29 09:50:11 PM

yobbery: Goodnight all. Monday sure comes fast.
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Goodnight! Sleep tight.
 
2012-04-29 09:53:57 PM
in2it:
Yes this is the Helpdesk, how can I help you?

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2012-04-29 10:02:20 PM
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All dun only for this day of Caturday. An ago posting of lajimi's, hope it'll re-size if not too big.
CU in the daylit AM.
 
2012-04-29 10:10:09 PM

yobbery: CooperDaKat: 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..

You can still get the A.Z.T.K. body kits.
[i211.photobucket.com image 640x250]


but... WHY??!
 
2012-04-29 10:14:57 PM
laulaja...
thanks for posting the pic of Wimsey and Raven doing interpretive napping.
It's one of my favorites.

Re: cats can be persnickety finicky...

So Raven and I went to work last night as usual...and as usual I brought a can of gushyfud for her dinner. She seems to enjoy the Fancy Feast fancy-stuff line (various meats done 'Tuscany', 'Primavera' or 'Florentine' style- and twenty cents more per can).
For some reason last night I brought two cans instead of one...and it's a good thing I did.

Accompanied by Raven's usual "Feed me, I'm starving and haven't eaten in weeks" song and dance,
I put down Chicken Florentine. Raven dove right in, then hesitated...and then commenced burying it. Unacceptable, in other words.
OK, let's see what the other can was. Oh dear...Yellowfin Tuna Florentine.
Well, it's what I have to work with...

Take 2...Raven sings and dances, and I put down the bowl (after repeatedly lifting her down off the counter when she jumps up).
This time there was no problem...let the snarfing commence!

She finished up the tuna mix in about 3 hours (which is normal), but the chicken offering just sat there until it was time to go home and I cleaned it up.

Note to self: Raven doesn't like chicken-flavored gushyfud...even when it comes in a fancy sauce.
Probably best to just stick with fishy stuff, right?
 
2012-04-29 10:43:06 PM
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2012-04-30 12:30:16 AM

syzygy whizz: laulaja...
thanks for posting the pic of Wimsey and Raven doing interpretive napping.
It's one of my favorites.

Re: cats can be persnickety finicky...

So Raven and I went to work last night as usual...and as usual I brought a can of gushyfud for her dinner. She seems to enjoy the Fancy Feast fancy-stuff line (various meats done 'Tuscany', 'Primavera' or 'Florentine' style- and twenty cents more per can).
For some reason last night I brought two cans instead of one...and it's a good thing I did.

Accompanied by Raven's usual "Feed me, I'm starving and haven't eaten in weeks" song and dance,
I put down Chicken Florentine. Raven dove right in, then hesitated...and then commenced burying it. Unacceptable, in other words.
OK, let's see what the other can was. Oh dear...Yellowfin Tuna Florentine.
Well, it's what I have to work with...

Take 2...Raven sings and dances, and I put down the bowl (after repeatedly lifting her down off the counter when she jumps up).
This time there was no problem...let the snarfing commence!

She finished up the tuna mix in about 3 hours (which is normal), but the chicken offering just sat there until it was time to go home and I cleaned it up.

Note to self: Raven doesn't like chicken-flavored gushyfud...even when it comes in a fancy sauce.
Probably best to just stick with fishy stuff, right?


My brats are like that, too. They know what they like and they'll be dog damned if they ever change their ways. Or at least that's what I get from them.

/No offense, dogs. Sam's got a little bit of a bias going on.
 
2012-04-30 12:50:08 AM

kevinboehm: yobbery: CooperDaKat: 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..

You can still get the A.Z.T.K. body kits.
[i211.photobucket.com image 640x250]

but... WHY??!




I agree!!! That is about the same as drinking NON-ALCOHOLIC beer.......WHY?!?!?!?!

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2012-04-30 12:55:04 AM
New homeowner FAIL.

/forgot to bring the memory card for the camera to the new house.
//tomorrow for sure.
 
2012-04-30 01:01:52 AM
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2012-04-30 06:54:14 AM
Good Meowning! I am taking the day off today. I have the landscapers coming, so I feel like I neeed to be here.

Besides, I need a day off!
 
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