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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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2012-04-30 07:36:33 AM

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 wish there was a "strength" vote button. I wish you strength, and I feel for both the migraines and the asthma knocking the get-up-and-go out of you & your daughter.
 
2012-04-30 07:50:19 AM
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2012-04-30 08:53:49 AM
i50.tinypic.com
Frm ICHC as it says at foot. Upload code was "spitting feathers". Goes along with late-Sun tale of cockatiel being blown miles.km away from home & found by scent-tracking goggie to be reunited with family.
Oh yah, Good Meowning!!!
Must be elsewhere til 10, but be bk!
 
2012-04-30 09:02:13 AM
Good meowning from Mordor. Cracker Jack didn't want me to get up this morning. I agreed with him on this point.
 
2012-04-30 09:24:13 AM
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2012-04-30 09:31:57 AM
Sherpa

I have a version of the furminator: Felix is ok with it on his back and sides but not anywhere else. Princess Mia of the Sharp Bitey Teeth wont let me near her with a brush at all.

However, both of them absolutely love it if I run my hands under the tap, do a sketchy pat dry so my hands are a little more than damp, and then pet them. The first few swipes don't do much but then it gets out quite a bit of fur. (They think it's a treat on par with catnip/butter/smoked chicken.)
 
2012-04-30 10:45:48 AM

Late getting back here, yet again.
We don't need to Furminate the resident Maine Coons (3), but all are amendable to being brushed, copiously when required. After all, it is more attention for them! All including diabetic Ginger are occasionally offered inexpensive catnip toys from the vet clinic, but he of course shouldn't have either butter (or the butter substitute Pl & I use) or smoked chicken, which even we 2 don't get unless I make a point of buying some.

i47.tinypic.com
Doubt this jewelry piece is available any more, & am not sure where it was
besides maybe Animal Rescue Site. Also accidentally chose first a pic saved before I had a
CADtm sub-folder, which is where I need to move it to.
 
2012-04-30 11:37:51 AM

Almost an hr with no other posts? Everyone else must be slaving away in Mordor, cept for us retired sods!

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T design that Cafe Press used to carry. Quite doubt they still do, but might revive it?
Given enough requests?
 
2012-04-30 11:50:25 AM
i just came in from working in the yard and am now waiting for the thunderstorms to start.
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2012-04-30 12:04:02 PM
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2012-04-30 12:05:37 PM
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2012-04-30 12:07:09 PM
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2012-04-30 12:10:20 PM
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2012-04-30 12:28:31 PM
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Kinda late for that. Out door in seconds to Pl's colonosc.
 
2012-04-30 02:51:48 PM
Eli is watching the landscapers work in the back yard. They were supposed to be here this morning but it rained! Figures...:)

No new Eli pics..need to get the bald belly picture to show you folks. He has an allergy of some kind...starts in the Spring, and he is pink bellied until fall! Going to try some cortizone crm on him..see if it helps. He got his Revolution treatment this morning. Expensive, but worth it!
 
2012-04-30 04:51:02 PM

CooperDaKat: 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?!?!?!?!

[i384.photobucket.com image 499x372]


Ok...maybe it wasn't a great joke, but it was a reason to use photoshop.

While we're on the subject, this is my current sweetheart. I just need to do a little work on the rear resonators and she'll be back to her old silent self.
1967
i211.photobucket.com
i211.photobucket.com
/the trunk alone easily seats four.
 
2012-04-30 05:14:23 PM

yobbery: CooperDaKat: 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?!?!?!?!

[i384.photobucket.com image 499x372]

Ok...maybe it wasn't a great joke, but it was a reason to use photoshop.

While we're on the subject, this is my current sweetheart. I just need to do a little work on the rear resonators and she'll be back to her old silent self.
1967
[i211.photobucket.com image 640x354]
[i211.photobucket.com image 640x340]
/the trunk alone easily seats four.


Isn't it handy that your naval registration fits in the exact same place as a license plate would go on a car?
 
2012-04-30 05:40:05 PM

yobbery: CooperDaKat: 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?!?!?!?!

[i384.photobucket.com image 499x372]

Ok...maybe it wasn't a great joke, but it was a reason to use photoshop.

While we're on the subject, this is my current sweetheart. I just need to do a little work on the rear resonators and she'll be back to her old silent self.
1967
[i211.photobucket.com image 640x354]
[i211.photobucket.com image 640x340]
/the trunk alone easily seats four.




ohhhhh, suicide doors, too! wOw!
this was my dream car-only white on white, and ragtop
 
2012-04-30 06:39:54 PM
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2012-04-30 06:43:02 PM
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2012-04-30 06:53:16 PM
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2012-04-30 06:54:19 PM
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2012-04-30 07:16:29 PM
i47.tinypic.com
Old! Saved off Worth 1K by moi, long ago.
Not even supposed to be home, supposed to be at chorus celebr, but trying to claw
way up from low b.g. again. Pl says he ain't goin', tho chorus has something to give him.
His colonosc procedure did go well, tho, which is worth something.
 
2012-04-30 07:33:14 PM

Yobbery: kevinboehm:

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

[i384.photobucket.com image 499x372]

Ok...maybe it wasn't a great joke, but it was a reason to use photoshop.



That's a good enough reason for me ;-)
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While we're on the subject, this is my current sweetheart. I just need to do a little work on the rear resonators and she'll be back to her old silent self.
1967
[i211.photobucket.com image 640x354]
[i211.photobucket.com image 640x340]
/the trunk alone easily seats four.



I had a '74 Pontiac Catalina
i384.photobucket.com

^^not mine...mine was Kelly green. It could easily carry 3 in front, 4 in back, and several bodies in the trunk AND everyone had plenty of elbow room. I still miss her at times, she had a 400 4bbl and dual exhaust with Flowmaster 40s (loud pipes saves lives)....PLUS, it was one of those land barges that semi's and dumptrucks gave right of way to when I got on the highway :-)



**Time for old man ramblings**...

Back in the day, I was a field tech for IBM. I had a call at the Chrysler plant, so I pulled in the parking lot in the Catty (AKA the poor mans Caddy), found a spot and parked. I walked in the building and security wanted to know where I was parked. He then tells me that's the employee section, and sometimes the visitors cars get damaged there (keyed/dinged) if it is not a Chrysler product. He asked what I drove, so they could keep an eye on it. When I said a 74 Pontiac Catalina, he smiled and said..."Them boys won't mess with it. It's a real American car. They just don't like imports"


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2012-04-30 07:42:42 PM

laulaja: [i47.tinypic.com image 500x686]
Old! Saved off Worth 1K by moi, long ago.
Not even supposed to be home, supposed to be at chorus celebr, but trying to claw
way up from low b.g. again. Pl says he ain't goin', tho chorus has something to give him.
His colonosc procedure did go well, tho, which is worth something.


Sorry to hear your glucose is doing the crazy dance. Probably good to stay home, as severe storms are headed your way tonight. Or so me Mum says. We are having thunder hooies now. Eli is tucked up in his blanket on the couch. I am tucked up in my chair. We are are a pair! *snerk*
 
2012-04-30 07:57:59 PM
Quantum_Jellyroll It was nice to see you earlier...I hope that RL is getting better for you and your Mom..

Sherpa18 how are you and Dragon doing, post fire? Did Dragon catch a cold? I hope things are getting back to normal for you both.

I wanted to say something else, but I have a brain cramp right now...think I need Moar fermented beverage....
 
2012-04-30 08:00:37 PM

CooperDaKat: Yobbery: kevinboehm:

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

[i384.photobucket.com image 499x372]

Ok...maybe it wasn't a great joke, but it was a reason to use photoshop.


That's a good enough reason for me ;-)
[i384.photobucket.com image 533x398]



While we're on the subject, this is my current sweetheart. I just need to do a little work on the rear resonators and she'll be back to her old silent self.
1967
[i211.photobucket.com image 640x354]
[i211.photobucket.com image 640x340]
/the trunk alone easily seats four.


I had a '74 Pontiac Catalina
[i384.photobucket.com image 640x480]

^^not mine...mine was Kelly green. It could easily carry 3 in front, 4 in back, and several bodies in the trunk AND everyone had plenty of elbow room. I still miss her at times, she had a 400 4bbl and dual exhaust with Flowmaster 40s (loud pipes saves lives)....PLUS, it was one of those land barges that semi's and dumptrucks gave right of way to when I got on the highway :-)



**Time for old man ramblings**...

Back in the day, I was a field tech for IBM. I had a call at the Chrysler plant, so I pulled in the parking lot in the Catty (AKA the poor mans Caddy), found a spot and parked. I walked in the building and security wanted to know where I was parked. He then tells me that's the employee section, and sometimes the visitors cars get damaged there (keyed/dinged) if it is not a Chrysler product. He asked what I drove, so they could keep an eye on it. When I said a 74 Pontiac Catalina, he smiled and said..."Them boys won't mess with it. It's a real American car. They just don't like imports"


[i384.photobucket.com image 480x446]


I had a similar experience with a gate guard at a Ford plant while driving my Malibu. He said I might not want to park in that particular lot, so I pointed out the Lansing Car Assembly plant sticker. He said "Local 602? Half these guys were working there last year."
 
2012-04-30 08:23:11 PM
I dunno, I drove a Buick Electra as a wee teen. Now that was a car! That I had to sit on a pillow to clear the dashboard, that earned the shortness of stature rating on my license, (I am 5'2") that had me take my parallel parking test multiple times..until I used my Dad's Cutlass...it was shorter by that magic 6 inches..that probably saved my arse by being faster than the rest of the traffic idjits...

Meanwhile my 6'5 bro drove the VW Beetle..
 
2012-04-30 08:29:44 PM
Youtube kitteh video

This is a long video, but I think it's worth watching to the very end.
 
2012-04-30 08:34:22 PM
settling down for the evening with hubby as the babe is asleep. i'm reading while he's shooting things in mass effect 3. at first he only had the demo but then he got the real game and it's been more like this.
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i do so love our time together.
 
2012-04-30 08:44:11 PM

in2it: Youtube kitteh video

This is a long video, but I think it's worth watching to the very end.


Very much like. I would have thought the kitten would be blind. Never thought to see a pair of clear eyes that is for sure. Thank you for sharing!
 
2012-04-30 09:03:59 PM

CooperDaKat: That's a good enough reason for me ;-)


WhaleCar.jpg
Nice Job! Thanks! :o)

Am I old if I consider that 74 Pontiac as one of the 'newer' Pontiacs? I'm only 53???

What the hell...nothing else is going on. May as well ramble.

I had a 66 Impala SS prior to the Lincoln (I have pics in profile). I restored it to it's hot rod glory but it was just a little too radical for leisurely drives. The big boats are more my speed. As soon as I found the Lincoln I sold the Impala and scooped it up.

My favorite boat was a 65 Montclair (not mine pictured...same car but mine was green). It was bigger than the Lincoln by at least 20"...about 21 feet long. I put the back window down and carried a 12' roll of carpet without it hanging beyond the trunk. It wouldn't fit in my garage and I could only get it into a friend's two car garage by pulling in at an angle. I had some goooood times with that car. Ran like a champ but I couldn't keep the frame together.
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2012-04-30 09:09:59 PM

yobbery: CooperDaKat: 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?!?!?!?!

[i384.photobucket.com image 499x372]

Ok...maybe it wasn't a great joke, but it was a reason to use photoshop.

While we're on the subject, this is my current sweetheart. I just need to do a little work on the rear resonators and she'll be back to her old silent self.
1967
[i211.photobucket.com image 640x354]
[i211.photobucket.com image 640x340]
/the trunk alone easily seats four.


niiiiiiice...
 
2012-04-30 09:18:46 PM
So, we've gone from cats to cars? Guess they do both purr if correctly " tuned"
 
2012-04-30 09:21:42 PM

tigerose: So, we've gone from cats to cars? Guess they do both purr if correctly " tuned"


Yes...pardon the thread jack. It's been a long Monday.
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2012-04-30 09:25:09 PM

yobbery: tigerose: So, we've gone from cats to cars? Guess they do both purr if correctly " tuned"

Yes...pardon the thread jack. It's been a long Monday.
[i211.photobucket.com image 500x374]


No problem. I have fond memories of the land yachts my folks had. Now they have a Yukon..my son calls it the Nimitz...
 
2012-04-30 09:25:21 PM

tigerose: So, we've gone from cats to cars? Guess they do both purr if correctly " tuned"


We have become....

CARTURDAY
 
2012-04-30 09:26:00 PM
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2012-04-30 09:28:43 PM

yobbery: While we're on the subject, this is my current sweetheart. I just need to do a little work on the rear resonators and she'll be back to her old silent self.
1967

/the trunk alone easily seats four.


How many miles on her?
 
2012-04-30 09:29:05 PM

John Buck 41: tigerose: So, we've gone from cats to cars? Guess they do both purr if correctly " tuned"

We have become....

CARTURDAY


Ohh wicked pun,
You make life fun.
 
2012-04-30 09:29:26 PM
Just got back in after a very long weekend in Lexington, I drove to IL and caught a ride with my best friend. Got some pictures of her farm dogs, they thought they could stay in the back of her truck while we loaded it.
farm8.staticflickr.com
We tossed them out of the way and they jumped up into my truck!
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silly dogs!
and her daughters cat in Spottsville KY, he was a friendly little beast.
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2012-04-30 09:34:48 PM

yobbery: tigerose: So, we've gone from cats to cars? Guess they do both purr if correctly " tuned"


Also applies to girlfriends (sometimes). ;-)

Yes...pardon the thread jack. It's been a long Monday.
[i211.photobucket.com image 500x374]

This!
I'm on parole for 12 1/2 more hours before I have to return to Mordor.
Fortunately I have Caturday and alcohol to make it tolerable.
 
2012-04-30 09:35:34 PM

tigerose: John Buck 41: tigerose: So, we've gone from cats to cars? Guess they do both purr if correctly " tuned"

We have become....

CARTURDAY

Ohh wicked pun,
You make life fun.


Thank you :) I try. I do what I can.

Your 'purr' line was artful as well.
 
2012-04-30 09:38:32 PM

ArmednHammered: yobbery: tigerose: So, we've gone from cats to cars? Guess they do both purr if correctly " tuned"

Also applies to girlfriends (sometimes). ;-)

Yes...pardon the thread jack. It's been a long Monday.
[i211.photobucket.com image 500x374]

This!
I'm on parole for 12 1/2 more hours before I have to return to Mordor.
Fortunately I have Caturday and alcohol to make it tolerable.


This ^ is why I have you favorited as 'Fellow Caturday Drunk'
 
2012-04-30 09:42:00 PM

ArmednHammered: yobbery: tigerose: So, we've gone from cats to cars? Guess they do both purr if correctly " tuned"

Also applies to girlfriends (sometimes). ;-)

Yes...pardon the thread jack. It's been a long Monday.
[i211.photobucket.com image 500x374]

This!
I'm on parole for 12 1/2 more hours before I have to return to Mordor.
Fortunately I have Caturday and alcohol to make it tolerable.


I get to sit in a windowless room tomorrow, and supervise Middle Schoolers who are in trouble..oh joy.
 
2012-04-30 09:42:28 PM

John Buck 41: ArmednHammered: yobbery: tigerose: So, we've gone from cats to cars? Guess they do both purr if correctly " tuned"

Also applies to girlfriends (sometimes). ;-)

Yes...pardon the thread jack. It's been a long Monday.
[i211.photobucket.com image 500x374]

This!
I'm on parole for 12 1/2 more hours before I have to return to Mordor.
Fortunately I have Caturday and alcohol to make it tolerable.

This ^ is why I have you favorited as 'Fellow Caturday Drunk'


CHEERS! *clink*
 
2012-04-30 09:42:36 PM

John Buck 41: yobbery: While we're on the subject, this is my current sweetheart. I just need to do a little work on the rear resonators and she'll be back to her old silent self.
1967

/the trunk alone easily seats four.

How many miles on her?


58,000 gas guzzling miles. The car weighs 5,500 Lbs. and has a 462 with a four barrel. I never did calculate gallons per mile...been too ascared. :o)
I can't really afford to drive it much anymore. I have the timing retarded (which eats more gas) and it still pings like a jackhammer on anything less than premium. I won't use lead additives or octane boosters, they just make things worse in the long run. I might sell it and get back into old VW beetles or something a bit more economical.

...and a cat
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2012-04-30 09:43:22 PM

John Buck 41: ArmednHammered: yobbery: tigerose: So, we've gone from cats to cars? Guess they do both purr if correctly " tuned"

Also applies to girlfriends (sometimes). ;-)

Yes...pardon the thread jack. It's been a long Monday.
[i211.photobucket.com image 500x374]

This!
I'm on parole for 12 1/2 more hours before I have to return to Mordor.
Fortunately I have Caturday and alcohol to make it tolerable.

This ^ is why I have you favorited as 'Fellow Caturday Drunk'


snerk! I finished my wine earlier. Good thing, or my ipad would need cleaning about now.
 
2012-04-30 09:48:46 PM

tigerose: ArmednHammered: yobbery: tigerose: So, we've gone from cats to cars? Guess they do both purr if correctly " tuned"

Also applies to girlfriends (sometimes). ;-)

Yes...pardon the thread jack. It's been a long Monday.
[i211.photobucket.com image 500x374]

This!
I'm on parole for 12 1/2 more hours before I have to return to Mordor.
Fortunately I have Caturday and alcohol to make it tolerable.

I get to sit in a windowless room tomorrow, and supervise Middle Schoolers who are in trouble..oh joy.


Holy Mother of Pearl!
I don't envy you at all! I can't stand the little &%#$**'s when they're across the street, never mind being cooped up in a class room with them.
/ear plugs and a big stick!
 
2012-04-30 09:54:15 PM

yobbery:

Am I old if I consider that 74 Pontiac as one of the 'newer' Pontiacs? I'm only 53???



Just WTF is going on this week?!?!?!?!?!?!

1) I'm not far behind you at 47
2) 82 year old neighbor says "I didn't know you were that young"
3) Checking out at the grocery store...grocery bagger: "Do you need a cart, Sir?" Nah, I'm fine. Second bagger walks by: "Do you need a hand out. Sir?" **GAHHHHHH** No thanks! Have a nice day!



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