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2012-08-05 06:10:11 PM  

yobbery: danno_to_infinity: I don't know how she did it. The coincidence of her showing up, that night, after almost 9 months of not coming upstairs, when I was deeply sadden by the news of the passing of my doggie friend. I've been around animals long enough to know that there is something, don't know what, some sense that they have about things we don't really understand.

A couple of weeks ago we called a vet to the house to help our sweet Alice over the bridge. After the wife made the call I stretched out on the couch. Wolf jumped up and layed down on my chest, put his cheek against mine and we took a nap. He NEVER did anything like that before or since.

Yes, I'm convinced they do know much more than we do. Actually I think we're the stupid ones. 99.999999% of the species on this earth can't be wrong.
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When Wraggs passed away 2 years ago last Friday I as understandably sad. I know Ellie was feeling my sadness. I laid down on the couch in the front room to try and sleep. She ran across the room and deposited her fat little body on top of mine. And purred and purred and purred. She knew I needed her. she had never done that before or since. She also cried for the dog. Which was kind of weird....she doesn't meow much. I think she was feeling the same sadness I was feeling.

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The girls, Ellie and Wraggs
 
2012-08-05 06:51:22 PM  
Dannotoinfinity yep, they know. Same way they know the can opener has been removed from the drawer! Glad your elder cat was able to provide comfort to you.
 
2012-08-05 06:51:50 PM  

CrankyAndi: yobbery: danno_to_infinity: I don't know how she did it. The coincidence of her showing up, that night, after almost 9 months of not coming upstairs, when I was deeply sadden by the news of the passing of my doggie friend. I've been around animals long enough to know that there is something, don't know what, some sense that they have about things we don't really understand.

A couple of weeks ago we called a vet to the house to help our sweet Alice over the bridge. After the wife made the call I stretched out on the couch. Wolf jumped up and layed down on my chest, put his cheek against mine and we took a nap. He NEVER did anything like that before or since.

Yes, I'm convinced they do know much more than we do. Actually I think we're the stupid ones. 99.999999% of the species on this earth can't be wrong.
[i211.photobucket.com image 375x500]

When Wraggs passed away 2 years ago last Friday I as understandably sad. I know Ellie was feeling my sadness. I laid down on the couch in the front room to try and sleep. She ran across the room and deposited her fat little body on top of mine. And purred and purred and purred. She knew I needed her. she had never done that before or since. She also cried for the dog. Which was kind of weird....she doesn't meow much. I think she was feeling the same sadness I was feeling.

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The girls, Ellie and Wraggs


That's an adorable picture.
 
2012-08-05 07:16:48 PM  
Mrs. Bucks' Blue Peony. The pic doesn't do justice to just how BLUE they are.

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2012-08-05 07:17:46 PM  
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2012-08-05 07:19:53 PM  
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2012-08-05 07:22:40 PM  
Change subj momentarily, for benefit of those living N of the 48th parallel for the most part (tho some south):
Sir Henry Baskerville, last surviving of the family, came to the Hall from Canada where he'd been living. Actor portraying him said, when either portrayer of Holmes or Watson said he didn't sound Canadian, "I can't do a Canadian accent." But later appended "Eh" to a line. Said it was a hoot, & it was; this script written by one Steve Canny who I'd never heard of priorly.
Back to genuine subject: we've not experienced sadness expressed by surviving cats. But it's reassuring to know that some do.
Tnx CrankyAndi for the Ellie&Wraggs pic, & tale. Also to yobbery for Wolf's attention to him recently on behalf of Alice.
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spinach gunk applied her wit to this now 5 yr old photo, before it was 5 yrs old. Queen Mother Furry/Furrnandina & young Wakko, Yakko & Dot. They plotted long & well, but that lamp is still intact & dates from the early 1950s. Methinx it's likely going to St Vinnie dePaul with a bunch of other stuff, that I'm spending time Here Typing & not Back There listing.
 
2012-08-05 07:31:31 PM  

John Buck 41: Mrs. Bucks' Blue Peony. The pic doesn't do justice to just how BLUE they are.

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Are you sure that is a peony? That looks like a hydrangea to me. I would love to have one of those in my yard. What zone are you in?
 
2012-08-05 07:48:14 PM  
The cats did a good job cleaning up after Dinky.
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They even scrubbed the bathtubs.
/I hid from the vacuum.
 
2012-08-05 07:48:55 PM  
Partly echoing redjoy1965, leaves don't quite look like our peonies, which bloomed in May.
But then we're so much furr-ther south; only 39 degrees N opposed to 44.5 for them.
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credit to bessyglass, 2-18-12.
 
2012-08-05 07:54:27 PM  
Sam's belly:
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2012-08-05 08:14:42 PM  
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2012-08-05 08:22:28 PM  

redjoy1965: John Buck 41: Mrs. Bucks' Blue Peony. The pic doesn't do justice to just how BLUE they are.

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x400]

Are you sure that is a peony? That looks like a hydrangea to me. I would love to have one of those in my yard. What zone are you in?


DOH! I always get her plants names mixed up. The only one I know for sure (other than wild roses) is hosta. Yes, it's a hydrangea.

We are on the midcoast of Maine.
 
2012-08-05 08:37:54 PM  

CrankyAndi: yobbery: danno_to_infinity: I don't know how she did it. The coincidence of her showing up, that night, after almost 9 months of not coming upstairs, when I was deeply sadden by the news of the passing of my doggie friend. I've been around animals long enough to know that there is something, don't know what, some sense that they have about things we don't really understand.

A couple of weeks ago we called a vet to the house to help our sweet Alice over the bridge. After the wife made the call I stretched out on the couch. Wolf jumped up and layed down on my chest, put his cheek against mine and we took a nap. He NEVER did anything like that before or since.

Yes, I'm convinced they do know much more than we do. Actually I think we're the stupid ones. 99.999999% of the species on this earth can't be wrong.
[i211.photobucket.com image 375x500]

When Wraggs passed away 2 years ago last Friday I as understandably sad. I know Ellie was feeling my sadness. I laid down on the couch in the front room to try and sleep. She ran across the room and deposited her fat little body on top of mine. And purred and purred and purred. She knew I needed her. she had never done that before or since. She also cried for the dog. Which was kind of weird....she doesn't meow much. I think she was feeling the same sadness I was feeling.

[i112.photobucket.com image 800x600]

The girls, Ellie and Wraggs


my two boys didn't seem to care at all last september when my calico passed. if anything they kept trying to nose their way into the room where i kept her until i could bring her home for proper burial. they were too busy jumping on each other and wrestling when i was holding her. maybe they were just too young to know i needed them
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2012-08-05 08:38:51 PM  
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Skinnyish pic from Ntl Geo ad, "Cats Use At Least 10 Words".
Not sure why I didn't save whole ad.
 
2012-08-05 08:49:16 PM  
Posted this to TFD, but I'll re-post what I put on there, because not everyone comes to this thread who wanted to know what happened today.

She was brought out of the coma this afternoon, and although it took a while for her to actually wake up, she finally did. Took her a while to stay awake for more than a few seconds, but she finally was coherent enough to ask how the kids were. So anyone who had that on the "What are the first words BBBB's wife says?" you win an internet. She did start to complain that her legs were hurting, which was another thing that thankfully I was prepared for by the docs. I couldn't really answer that, and had my mom in there with us when she came around. She handled that one, because even though the docs said it might happen, that one hit me hard. Kids spent about 15 minutes with her. Daughter talked the most, but the boy was content to just hold her hand and smile at her. She went back to sleep again, and mom took the kids back home and then took them to the beach. After a couple of hours, she woke up again and was more aware this time. She didn't remember seeing the kids and was really slurred in her speech. She also repeated herself a lot, which started sounding some alarm bells in my mind. Talked to the docs then, and she was taken in for a CT scan. There was no sign of a stroke, but the loss of CSF fluid appears to have caused a few problems. Mainly, portions of her brain are misfiring because of the low levels of CSF fluid, which can cause her to have the symptoms she's currently having. It is nothing that will be permanent, but they will continue with 1-2 CT scans a day until it clears up so if a stroke does happen, it isn't missed. Not sure how long that will last, but we'll have to wait and see. The memory problem was hard to deal with because she kept asking the same questions, and I had to keep telling her that she was paralyzed, and then watching the same reaction over and over again. I'm glad that the kids didn't see that, because they were already scared about how she would be, and something like this was hard for me to deal with, let alone them. She's back asleep now, and will be for awhile after they gave her a shot for pain. Going to be another long night now, so just trying to clear my head some, and get ready for a very uncomfortable night in a very uncomfortable chair. Thanks to everyone for helping me get through this, and for everyone's thoughts, wishes and prayers. More meetings tomorrow with the docs, but on the therapy and psyche side (hers, not mine.) I'll keep everyone updated as things continue to progress.
 
2012-08-05 08:53:25 PM  

Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Posted this to TFD, but I'll re-post what I put on there, because not everyone comes to this thread who wanted to know what happened today.

She was brought out of the coma this afternoon, and although it took a while for her to actually wake up, she finally did. Took her a while to stay awake for more than a few seconds, but she finally was coherent enough to ask how the kids were. So anyone who had that on the "What are the first words BBBB's wife says?" you win an internet. She did start to complain that her legs were hurting, which was another thing that thankfully I was prepared for by the docs. I couldn't really answer that, and had my mom in there with us when she came around. She handled that one, because even though the docs said it might happen, that one hit me hard. Kids spent about 15 minutes with her. Daughter talked the most, but the boy was content to just hold her hand and smile at her. She went back to sleep again, and mom took the kids back home and then took them to the beach. After a couple of hours, she woke up again and was more aware this time. She didn't remember seeing the kids and was really slurred in her speech. She also repeated herself a lot, which started sounding some alarm bells in my mind. Talked to the docs then, and she was taken in for a CT scan. There was no sign of a stroke, but the loss of CSF fluid appears to have caused a few problems. Mainly, portions of her brain are misfiring because of the low levels of CSF fluid, which can cause her to have the symptoms she's currently having. It is nothing that will be permanent, but they will continue with 1-2 CT scans a day until it clears up so if a stroke does happen, it isn't missed. Not sure how long that will last, but we'll have to wait and see. The memory problem was hard to deal with because she kept asking the same questions, and I had to keep telling her that she was paralyzed, and then watching the same reaction over and over again. I'm glad that the kids didn't see that, ...


Thanks for the update. Please keep us posted! You guys are in my prayers. {{hugs}}
 
2012-08-05 08:54:14 PM  
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we like to say this all the time. then again, hubby and i are a bit strange.
 
2012-08-05 08:57:21 PM  
(((BBBB)))
 
2012-08-05 08:59:45 PM  

Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Posted this to TFD, but I'll re-post what I put on there, because not everyone comes to this thread who wanted to know what happened today.

She was brought out of the coma this afternoon, and although it took a while for her to actually wake up, she finally did. Took her a while to stay awake for more than a few seconds, but she finally was coherent enough to ask how the kids were. So anyone who had that on the "What are the first words BBBB's wife says?" you win an internet. She did start to complain that her legs were hurting, which was another thing that thankfully I was prepared for by the docs. I couldn't really answer that, and had my mom in there with us when she came around. She handled that one, because even though the docs said it might happen, that one hit me hard. Kids spent about 15 minutes with her. Daughter talked the most, but the boy was content to just hold her hand and smile at her. She went back to sleep again, and mom took the kids back home and then took them to the beach. After a couple of hours, she woke up again and was more aware this time. She didn't remember seeing the kids and was really slurred in her speech. She also repeated herself a lot, which started sounding some alarm bells in my mind. Talked to the docs then, and she was taken in for a CT scan. There was no sign of a stroke, but the loss of CSF fluid appears to have caused a few problems. Mainly, portions of her brain are misfiring because of the low levels of CSF fluid, which can cause her to have the symptoms she's currently having. It is nothing that will be permanent, but they will continue with 1-2 CT scans a day until it clears up so if a stroke does happen, it isn't missed. Not sure how long that will last, but we'll have to wait and see. The memory problem was hard to deal with because she kept asking the same questions, and I had to keep telling her that she was paralyzed, and then watching the same reaction over and over again. I'm glad that the kids didn't see that, ...


i hope things get better for her soon. we'll keep posting cats so she can have the total cat immersion therapy like that girl with cancer
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this cat looks so much like dear departed radar
 
2012-08-05 09:05:12 PM  
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this is a bad thing when you own black cats and they do this at night.
 
2012-08-05 09:12:12 PM  
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2012-08-05 09:14:16 PM  
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2012-08-05 09:14:45 PM  
Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Posted this to TFD, but I'll re-post what I put on there, because not everyone comes to this thread who wanted to know what happened today.

She was brought out of the coma this afternoon, and although it took a while for her to actually wake up, she finally did. Took her a while to stay awake for more than a few seconds, but she finally was coherent enough to ask how the kids were. So anyone who had that on the "What are the first words BBBB's wife says?" you win an internet. She did start to complain that her legs were hurting, which was another thing that thankfully I was prepared for by the docs. I couldn't really answer that, and had my mom in there with us when she came around. She handled that one, because even though the docs said it might happen, that one hit me hard. Kids spent about 15 minutes with her. Daughter talked the most, but the boy was content to just hold her hand and smile at her. She went back to sleep again, and mom took the kids back home and then took them to the beach. After a couple of hours, she woke up again and was more aware this time. She didn't remember seeing the kids and was really slurred in her speech. She also repeated herself a lot, which started sounding some alarm bells in my mind. Talked to the docs then, and she was taken in for a CT scan. There was no sign of a stroke, but the loss of CSF fluid appears to have caused a few problems. Mainly, portions of her brain are misfiring because of the low levels of CSF fluid, which can cause her to have the symptoms she's currently having. It is nothing that will be permanent, but they will continue with 1-2 CT scans a day until it clears up so if a stroke does happen, it isn't missed. Not sure how long that will last, but we'll have to wait and see. The memory problem was hard to deal with because she kept asking the same questions, and I had to keep telling her that she was paralyzed, and then watching the same reaction over and over again. I'm glad that the kids didn't see that, ...


It's good to know that the Mrs. woke up I'll just add my wishes for her further recovery and for you and the kids to take care of yourselves as well. You know the people of Caturday will be there for you as needed.

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2012-08-05 09:16:26 PM  
Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy:

Sending you lots of hugs.
 
2012-08-05 09:16:58 PM  

konekosama: [i105.photobucket.com image 500x375]
this is a bad thing when you own black cats and they do this at night.


Have four that qualify.. two solid black, two that are mostly black tuxies.. I have learned to shuffle when raiding the fridge at night... used to carry a 'no!' bottle with me.. we have all learned......
 
2012-08-05 09:19:12 PM  
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i was told the apartment is second floor so our boys will get a good view from the windows.
 
2012-08-05 09:21:10 PM  
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2012-08-05 09:22:15 PM  
BBBB.... Pretty sure that the whole Caturday Bunch is sending hugs and best wishes as much as possible.. and lots of good karma... our prayers are with you and your family.. hope everything works out...
 
2012-08-05 09:25:37 PM  
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i do. i do love you food.
 
2012-08-05 09:26:18 PM  
Must be close to time for CAD as konekosama fetched in a profane caption re The Holidays
with a tuxie cat quite resembling the late Radar who used to let them live with him.
Just had a luridly lovely bright pink sunset here in Zinzinnati, so CAD time can't be far.
Also pleased & relieved to read BBBB's very welcome Almost-Wall-Of-Justified-Text. Sing-cerely hope what's
setting off the alarm bells will sort themselves out, the sooner the better, natch.
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This definitely for Mrs BBBB, tho it might be too impatient.
credit to professional_vampire, mayhap natch --
 
2012-08-05 09:28:11 PM  
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2012-08-05 09:28:45 PM  
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2012-08-05 09:29:46 PM  
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2012-08-05 09:33:49 PM  
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some days are better than others
 
2012-08-05 09:36:46 PM  
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2012-08-05 09:41:23 PM  
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2012-08-05 09:42:47 PM  
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2012-08-05 09:43:58 PM  
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2012-08-05 09:45:00 PM  
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2012-08-05 09:54:34 PM  
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Polydactyl youth fetched in by cretinbob.
Note on adjacent similarly named indicated PY was adopted last end-of-year holiday season.
 
2012-08-05 09:54:43 PM  
Seems it's my turn to get my e-mal hacked.

I have not sent anyone an e-mail. If you get one from me, delete it.

Stoopit hackers >:(
 
2012-08-05 10:05:02 PM  
Sigh..thread jack...today I found out that my Uncle Fred is going to Minnesota to live with sister in law. He is going to be 93 this yr. And in poor health. So I am thinking that the next few times I go to visit him may be the last time I see him. I really like him, as does my son. And my father in law is showing signs of dimentia, so this might be the last we see of him outside of a nursing home. And the battery died on my car, and I can't reset my clock or radio...just too much for this cat today.
 
2012-08-05 10:19:36 PM  

konekosama:


That's me this weekend - lurking away. But now that I'm here, I'm sending out hugs to all who have lost fuzzy loved ones, skritches to all the kittehs and goggies and ferrets and any other furbabies and greetings to everyone. Sending out special thoughts, prayers and good wishes to BBBB and his wife and also to our little Alien. The power of Caturday is with you.
 
2012-08-05 10:23:01 PM  
Some verbiage found while cleaning out my overstuffed inbox:
Another doctor reports that in a recent issue of the American Journal of Family Practice fleas
were called "hematophagous arthropod vectors." From Quarterly Review of Doublespeak.
& here I thought George Orwell who wrote 1984 died some time ago --
Priorities have been roughly re-ordered by same cleaning out. I'd forgotten the text version of the local amateur radio club newsltr I need to do for the 3 non-sighted members. Luckily, the guys are retired, & the gal doesn't pay that much attention to amateur radio except for how it can serve her. Members' mtg is Tue eve, I need to find/make time tomorrow to do this.
Could stay up til 0dark30 to do it, but would prefer not to.
Also sounds as if we should send the Tamed Orcs (are there such beings??) to beat up on
those who've hacked Salem Witch's e-mail.
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This is Widget who owns Renetty, who brought this pic a while back.
Was also going to mumble that sr cat Ginger purrs loudly when I pick him up for Plumbicon to carefully prick an ear for late-evening blood glucose test. This is really a 2-person operation! Pl can do it by himself, but he has a longer reach than I do, can both hold & prick. Not so easy for me. Ginger was OK just now, so got his bitty evening snack & no insulin shot.
That Note to be on is tonight A# (or Bb, engineered to be interchangeable).
Until morning then, between 8 & 9 if I can move fast enough.
 
2012-08-05 10:27:29 PM  
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2012-08-05 10:32:24 PM  
Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy:

Thinking of you and your family. Hope everything turns out alright.
 
2012-08-05 10:33:15 PM  

tigerose: Sigh..thread jack...today I found out that my Uncle Fred is going to Minnesota to live with sister in law. He is going to be 93 this yr. And in poor health. So I am thinking that the next few times I go to visit him may be the last time I see him. I really like him, as does my son. And my father in law is showing signs of dimentia, so this might be the last we see of him outside of a nursing home. And the battery died on my car, and I can't reset my clock or radio...just too much for this cat today.


Wow. That is one crappy day. Hang in there.
 
2012-08-05 10:36:24 PM  
Plasmacreatures will pass the time while we all wait for tonight's towering triumph of SCIENCE!!!

AlienDandelion
:

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I certainly hope science triumphs.
We've been disappointed before.
 
2012-08-05 10:37:52 PM  
branchtroy:

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