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2012-09-20 09:05:05 PM  
Yay! Welcome to Caturday!
 
2012-09-20 09:07:53 PM  
Yarrr
 
2012-09-20 09:10:34 PM  
Yay! Caturday!

/and I gots the itchies for "talk like a pirate" day!
 
2012-09-20 09:11:30 PM  
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2012-09-20 09:13:21 PM  
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2012-09-20 09:18:04 PM  
*waves* Hi, everbuddy!

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2012-09-20 09:22:11 PM  

akimbotoo: Yay! Caturday!

/and I gots the itchies for "talk like a pirate" day!


Congrats on your case of Sherpes then! :)
 
2012-09-20 09:22:14 PM  
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2012-09-20 09:25:56 PM  
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2012-09-20 09:30:42 PM  
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2012-09-20 09:30:43 PM  
Ok, this one was pretty creepy!

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2012-09-20 09:31:18 PM  

tigerose: akimbotoo: Yay! Caturday!

/and I gots the itchies for "talk like a pirate" day!

Congrats on your case of Sherpes then! :)


Thanks!
 
2012-09-20 09:33:01 PM  
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2012-09-20 09:35:20 PM  
Arrrg! I know they call it a poop deck, but ye still need to use the box matey!

Someone had to!
 
2012-09-20 09:35:40 PM  
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2012-09-20 09:35:43 PM  
Finally! The drought is over! Though, I finally got to read the Moore/May/Lintott version of the complete history of the Universe (based on Planck time) this week.

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2012-09-20 09:36:58 PM  
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2012-09-20 09:37:03 PM  

akimbotoo: Yay! Caturday! /and I gots the itchies for "talk like a pirate" day!


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2012-09-20 09:39:05 PM  

sherpa18: akimbotoo: Yay! Caturday! /and I gots the itchies for "talk like a pirate" day!

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Thanks!
 
2012-09-20 09:39:55 PM  
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2012-09-20 09:40:49 PM  
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2012-09-20 09:42:02 PM  

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2012-09-20 09:42:29 PM  

Haruko_Haruhara: Finally! The drought is over! Though, I finally got to read the Moore/May/Lintott version of the complete history of the Universe (based on Planck time) this week.

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Hi Haruko! Hope you are having a better week this week!
 
2012-09-20 09:42:42 PM  
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2012-09-20 09:49:48 PM  

akimbotoo: Haruko_Haruhara: Finally! The drought is over! Though, I finally got to read the Moore/May/Lintott version of the complete history of the Universe (based on Planck time) this week.

[i.imgur.com image 470x548]


Hi Haruko! Hope you are having a better week this week!


Ma's birthday was 'Talk Like A Pirate Day', so I had a severe case of the 'angries' that day. Short of that, I *did* get pumpkin pie today. Also, got some good pics of Dad off the camera (thanks ArmednHammered) that hit me like a brick to even it out. The cat's on there, too, but it's with Dad when he was rather ill, so I have to do some cropping....

/weird week
 
2012-09-20 09:54:02 PM  

akimbotoo: Yay! Caturday!

/and I gots the itchies for "talk like a pirate" day!


way to go!!
congrats!
 
2012-09-20 10:00:18 PM  

i gotta drop this in, since it made me laugh my ass off...

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/ credit for this awesome 'shop goes to holllyvvood from this thread
 
2012-09-20 10:13:33 PM  

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/Morticia's brothers Skipper and Gilligan
 
2012-09-20 10:14:18 PM  

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2012-09-20 10:15:36 PM  

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2012-09-20 10:16:02 PM  

akimbotoo: sherpa18: akimbotoo: Yay! Caturday! /and I gots the itchies for "talk like a pirate" day! Thanks!


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2012-09-20 10:18:49 PM  

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2012-09-20 10:20:38 PM  

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2012-09-20 10:23:46 PM  
/ bbl
// as I am distracted...Giants 23, Panthers O


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2012-09-20 10:26:11 PM  

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2012-09-20 10:27:38 PM  

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2012-09-20 10:32:28 PM  
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Sought a pic, this may do. An Ago fetch by our fave Alien.
Home from chorus mgmt tm mtg just in time to see What's Here & seek a G'Night pic.
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This'd be better for Mon close to threadclose, but saw title on way past to seek above. So you have to put up with it. credit to lajimi, also from Ago.
CU in day-lit AM. We both got both our flu shots for season this aternoon, also anti-pneumonia shots which we may never need again. It's the arms with the pneu that ache, mayhap predictably.
 
2012-09-20 10:32:36 PM  

sherpa18: / bbl
// as I am distracted...Giants 23, Panthers O

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26-7 now. Go Big Blue!
 
2012-09-20 10:36:03 PM  

sherpa18: / bbl
// as I am distracted...Giants 23, Panthers O

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2012-09-20 10:37:28 PM  
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2012-09-20 10:38:15 PM  
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2012-09-20 10:46:54 PM  
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2012-09-20 10:48:12 PM  
Avast, ye scurvy swabs!
(Hello everybodeee!)

  ^-^
=*.'=

Wind and tides favor ye, maties!
 
2012-09-20 10:48:44 PM  
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2012-09-20 11:03:46 PM  
an idea was brought that it would be fun to send "welcome to your new home" cards to Mrs. BBBB.
I have heard back from many who want in, providing BBBB agreed. He has given his blessing.
So, if you want to send a card, contact me ASAP.
I say ASAP 'cuz I won't be accessible much longer.
I have been looking for a job for a long time, living off a small savings.
This month I had to choose what got paid, and the electric bill won, the internet bill lost.
so, get in touch by next Fri. to get the address - EIP
 
2012-09-20 11:04:31 PM  
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2012-09-20 11:05:07 PM  
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2012-09-20 11:23:19 PM  

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2012-09-20 11:25:16 PM  
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2012-09-20 11:28:54 PM  

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2012-09-20 11:29:47 PM  
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2012-09-20 11:57:19 PM  
I thought I'd share this just in case you folks missed the Cat Burglar thread on the main page (w/video & photos).

BAD KITTY...NO NIP FOR YOU!
 
2012-09-21 12:34:43 AM  
Cat runs for mayor of Halifax  

Now this is change that Caturday can vote for :)
 
2012-09-21 12:53:26 AM  

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2012-09-21 12:58:04 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: I thought I'd share this just in case you folks missed the Cat Burglar thread on the main page (w/video & photos).

BAD KITTY...NO NIP FOR YOU!



That was hilarious!
 
2012-09-21 01:34:13 AM  

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2012-09-21 01:37:34 AM  

akimbotoo: Bathia_Mapes: I thought I'd share this just in case you folks missed the Cat Burglar thread on the main page (w/video & photos).

BAD KITTY...NO NIP FOR YOU!


That was hilarious!


Indeed it was. :-)
 
2012-09-21 06:34:08 AM  
Good Meowning! I hope you all have a great Friday!
 
2012-09-21 06:50:07 AM  
in2it:

*Gasp!* Somebody else knows that movie?! One of my favorites - if only for its sheer ridiculousness.
 
2012-09-21 06:56:21 AM  

Good Morning
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2012-09-21 07:03:39 AM  
Happy Caturday!

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Videos just prior to this picture:

Link

Link
 
2012-09-21 08:17:40 AM  
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2012-09-21 08:48:39 AM  

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2012-09-21 09:09:35 AM  
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In honor of talk like a pirate day, (I was at work) I present the Venerable Pirate Guinness!!
She's still missed....
 
2012-09-21 09:40:14 AM  
 
2012-09-21 09:44:20 AM  
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Try once more as alternate Good Meowning, fetched in the Ago by That's Just Tacky who does retain a profile.
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Flier that came yesterday in aid of Horse Appreciation Night in ~a month sponsored by our local SPCA. Truly doubt that we'll go.
Fang Q also to Bathia_Mapes for Cat Burglar tale linkie, & in2it for mayor of Halifax. Still wish to view James72's vid linkies.
 
2012-09-21 10:06:01 AM  
My sister has been making zucchini bread and she gave me some. Gremie got one sniff and he went nuts. He loves the stuff. I let him have a little until I see if he's going to have any digestive issues with it. He went crazy for strawberries the same way but those didn't agree with him so no more strawberries for Gremie and if I want any I have to stand in the middle of the kitchen or take them outside to eat them.

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2012-09-21 10:15:14 AM  

laulaja: Still wish to view James72's vid linkies.


The links work for me. Is youtube blocked for you?
 
2012-09-21 10:26:15 AM  
oh hello everyone, how's it goin?

Last time I regaled you all of the Muggsy chronicles she was having a bit of a... piddle problem. Thankfully after a round of antibiotics and some minor changes to litter box locations and such we have seemed to mostly (emphasis on the mostly) eleviate that issue, and as an added bonus now that she's feeling better she will finally roam our entire apartment (as opposed to hiding in a corner, which she did for the first year or so). I'm still thinking kitteh prozac might be in order, but I'm holding off for now.

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Now she gets to enjoy the full range of CatTV options and experiment with which sunbeam works best for her.
 
2012-09-21 10:27:44 AM  
No James72, youtube not blocked, just hadn't taken/made time to get there yet. Have now; both are excellent, esp curtain climbing sequences! They may both need their claws cut soon, tho actually rather expect they may climb on that curtain as much as they wish! Because it's such fun for cats!
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No longer precisely recall where this came from; used to knit more than I do now. Cat's cute, which was sole/sufficient reason for wish to save.
 
2012-09-21 10:32:56 AM  

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2012-09-21 10:35:54 AM  
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2012-09-21 10:44:52 AM  
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Minmin says "oh hai!"
 
2012-09-21 10:49:24 AM  
My favorite local cat emporium (MadCat) debuted their new truck at our neighborhood fair/festival last weekend.. it's prettttttttty awesome if I do say so myself:

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2012-09-21 10:51:18 AM  
Not feline but was in AM newspaper.
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Somewhat grainy. Don't even recall when we were last to Zoo; cd stand to go to see newish Cat Canyon.
 
2012-09-21 11:37:04 AM  
From BURPS Barbershoppers Urging Repeated Puns as a Sidegroup Digest 1526 submitted by Bill McKiernon: "I thought I saw a purple cat once, but it turned out to be a pigment of my imagination."
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commercial threadjack: PJ set from Wireless cat-alogue that may no longer be available.  Paws-itively Exhausted, in case it can't be read.
 
2012-09-21 11:50:35 AM  
May not be altogether a foul one for the High Holy Days & neighbouring:
another Bill McKiernon. I thought the Plains of Abraham was the Jewish Airforce
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An AFN collection pic, brought there by Frank in Hendersonvl NC back in the day.
 
2012-09-21 12:26:13 PM  

akimbotoo: Yay! Caturday!

/and I gots the itchies for "talk like a pirate" day!


Congratulations!
 
2012-09-21 12:27:46 PM  

tigerose: Arrrg! I know they call it a poop deck, but ye still need to use the box matey!

Someone had to!


LOL
 
2012-09-21 12:56:44 PM  
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2012-09-21 12:57:38 PM  
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2012-09-21 12:58:44 PM  
Silly natterings...
Raven has a new friend at work. New resident, LOVES cats and so of course is utterly besotted with Raven. They'll entertain each other with a piece of string for up to an hour at a time, then she'll sit down and watch TV with him.
Last week she 'encouraged' him to hit the sack at a REASONABLE hour (bit of an issue here) by simply sauntering down the hall and going into his bedroom.
When I came upstairs a few hours later, she was wide awake, snuggled up to him. She's very good at the Sleep RayTM.

*****
Had company yesterday when D'Artagnan made his appearance. He seemed very pleased with this. He greeted her, got something to eat, came back and gave her several compliments (head-bump, tail-stroke, and purring). He then stretched his long shiny, slinky self upon the floor and you could almost hear "You may now commence with adoration."
He knew when he was either the center of attention (looking at him) or when he was the subject of conversation. Even though we weren't looking directly at him or mentioning him by name he would preen and pose, 'showing off'.

I hope I don't come off condescending to them when telling them what fine, handsome, well-behaved and clever cats they are. I KNOW they understand a lot more than one might think; a lot of their behavior indicates this.
You know how sometimes being complimented for something can come off as disrespectful..."Aren't you cute/special/clever for knowing that...and you only a _________!"
 
2012-09-21 12:59:23 PM  
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2012-09-21 01:01:04 PM  

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2012-09-21 01:01:17 PM  
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2012-09-21 01:39:13 PM  
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Greetings.
I'm going to be laying low at home with no Internet connection this weekend, but I wanted to stop by and wish everyone a Happy Caturday. :3 

Stupid fires, stupid smoke...grumble, grumble...
 
2012-09-21 01:57:43 PM  
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2012-09-21 01:58:25 PM  
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2012-09-21 01:59:06 PM  
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2012-09-21 01:59:44 PM  
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2012-09-21 02:00:23 PM  
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2012-09-21 02:18:55 PM  

syzygy whizz: Silly natterings...
Raven has a new friend at work. New resident, LOVES cats and so of course is utterly besotted with Raven. They'll entertain each other with a piece of string for up to an hour at a time, then she'll sit down and watch TV with him.
Last week she 'encouraged' him to hit the sack at a REASONABLE hour (bit of an issue here) by simply sauntering down the hall and going into his bedroom.
When I came upstairs a few hours later, she was wide awake, snuggled up to him. She's very good at the Sleep RayTM.

*****
Had company yesterday when D'Artagnan made his appearance. He seemed very pleased with this. He greeted her, got something to eat, came back and gave her several compliments (head-bump, tail-stroke, and purring). He then stretched his long shiny, slinky self upon the floor and you could almost hear "You may now commence with adoration."
He knew when he was either the center of attention (looking at him) or when he was the subject of conversation. Even though we weren't looking directly at him or mentioning him by name he would preen and pose, 'showing off'.

I hope I don't come off condescending to them when telling them what fine, handsome, well-behaved and clever cats they are. I KNOW they understand a lot more than one might think; a lot of their behavior indicates this.
You know how sometimes being complimented for something can come off as disrespectful..."Aren't you cute/special/clever for knowing that...and you only a _________!"



I agree with you! I KNOW my kitties understand what I am saying. They just don't always do what I ask. Charlie likes to answer my requests to vacate the kitchen counter with lots of whining and back-talk, but he will eventually jump down.
 
2012-09-21 03:27:09 PM  

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2012-09-21 04:24:33 PM  
Home from looong day at work, to be greeted by Eli. He was outside, came and said "Meow!" and then sauntered off to enjoy the fall day. Might have been the best moment of my day!

We haz a new neighborhood roamer, and it and Eli are establishing territory. *sigh* I don't like cat fights! Told Hubby next time he sees the cat to power up the hose and give it a bath. I don't need it whizzing on my garage. I told Eli he'd get the same if I catch him 'decorating' that way! :)
 
2012-09-21 04:51:27 PM  
I am more than delighted to rescind my notice that
I had a deadline to contact me.
I had one wonderful Caturdayer offer to help last night, and
another very generous member of our family didn't wait to even hear what I needed, they
deposited funds into my PalPay account and my internet will stay up!!!
I am beyond flabergasted, I did not request help, I just wanted to let you know
I had a deadline coming.
The one who jumped in will be paid back, so the money can be used again to help
another family member down the road.
Gawd, I love this group of people.
Now, all who said they wanted BBBB's address will be getting an e-mail tonight.
(after I get my tear soaked chin off the floor)
Long Live Caturday!!!
 
2012-09-21 05:19:16 PM  

valnt9: I am more than delighted to rescind my notice that
I had a deadline to contact me.
I had one wonderful Caturdayer offer to help last night, and
another very generous member of our family didn't wait to even hear what I needed, they
deposited funds into my PalPay account and my internet will stay up!!!
I am beyond flabergasted, I did not request help, I just wanted to let you know
I had a deadline coming.
The one who jumped in will be paid back, so the money can be used again to help
another family member down the road.
Gawd, I love this group of people.
Now, all who said they wanted BBBB's address will be getting an e-mail tonight.
(after I get my tear soaked chin off the floor)
Long Live Caturday!!!


Val, we care about you. :) Wish I could have donated, but my thoughts are with you.

Caturday Theme Song

/hug
 
2012-09-21 05:31:15 PM  
valnt9 So happy to hear that someone was able to help you out. I only read about your predicament this morning before I had to shuffle off to work. I keep saying this place is teh awesome.

Hugs!
 
2012-09-21 05:35:59 PM  

tigerose: valnt9 So happy to hear that someone was able to help you out. I only read about your predicament this morning before I had to shuffle off to work. I keep saying this place is teh awesome.

Hugs!


AWESOME doesn't begin to describe it.
 
2012-09-21 05:37:30 PM  
Thread Jack! I work with this woman! Link 

She is really awesome. Just when you thought your life was tough...I saw her in the grocery store not so long ago...with her kids(?)...

Don't know if she is a cat lover, I'll have to ask!
 
2012-09-21 05:39:03 PM  

valnt9: tigerose: valnt9 So happy to hear that someone was able to help you out. I only read about your predicament this morning before I had to shuffle off to work. I keep saying this place is teh awesome.

Hugs!

AWESOME doesn't begin to describe it.


Well, it is nice to be able to help each other. Even if it is just with a kind word now and then!
 
2012-09-21 05:40:11 PM  
Haruko_Haruhara:
valnt9: I am more than delighted to rescind my notice that
I had a deadline to contact me.
I had one wonderful Caturdayer offer to help last night, and
another very generous member of our family didn't wait to even hear what I needed, they
deposited funds into my PalPay account and my internet will stay up!!!
I am beyond flabergasted, I did not request help, I just wanted to let you know
I had a deadline coming.
The one who jumped in will be paid back, so the money can be used again to help
another family member down the road.
Gawd, I love this group of people.
Now, all who said they wanted BBBB's address will be getting an e-mail tonight.
(after I get my tear soaked chin off the floor)
Long Live Caturday!!!

Val, we care about you. :) Wish I could have donated, but my thoughts are with you.

Caturday Theme Song

/hug


I love Queen but I can't listen to it in the house because Jack likes to sing along and he sings so loud that my neighbor came over once to see if anything was wrong.

i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 05:49:48 PM  

gremlin1: Haruko_Haruhara:
valnt9: I am more than delighted to rescind my notice that
I had a deadline to contact me.
I had one wonderful Caturdayer offer to help last night, and
another very generous member of our family didn't wait to even hear what I needed, they
deposited funds into my PalPay account and my internet will stay up!!!
I am beyond flabergasted, I did not request help, I just wanted to let you know
I had a deadline coming.
The one who jumped in will be paid back, so the money can be used again to help
another family member down the road.
Gawd, I love this group of people.
Now, all who said they wanted BBBB's address will be getting an e-mail tonight.
(after I get my tear soaked chin off the floor)
Long Live Caturday!!!

Val, we care about you. :) Wish I could have donated, but my thoughts are with you.

Caturday Theme Song

/hug

I love Queen but I can't listen to it in the house because Jack likes to sing along and he sings so loud that my neighbor came over once to see if anything was wrong.

[i877.photobucket.com image 640x360]


*snert* A virtuoso?
 
2012-09-21 05:56:30 PM  
valnt9, sri wasn't paying close enough attention earlier today, but good on whoever it was who gave you the crucial help! I did well this AM to ring up the 90yr old former chorusmate whose Significant Birthday we accidentally missed end of Aug.
Wl need to fix dinner soon for all concerned, but meanwhile, haven't brought That Pic for akimbotoo yet.
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Nother Relevant Pic I cd search for. Haven't yet figured out how so many of the Caturday tales come from the DailyMule, whether online or not.
Ah! See I type at vy ft of pg 2, with pg 3 where this'll show up just begun (maybe as in "we've only just...")
 
2012-09-21 06:03:18 PM  
Intended & forgot , since my attn span's measured in micro millimeters, to thank gremlin1 again for that for this you die barbershopper cat in the white straw hat.
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Lucky guess, after Search had begun but wasn't needed.  Ta dah!
 
2012-09-21 06:06:00 PM  
Funny Cat story ok, we've had a "blast" of fall this week. High temps in the upper 60/low 70. Awesome. Great sleeping weather. Except for one night. I went to bed as usual. Ceiling fan on..sheet over me...window open...it got down to 43. Umm...brrr! Any way, Eli hopped into bed, worked his way uuuuppp! to the pillow and demanded to be let under the covers...where he proceeded to keep me awake with his purring and trilling....nice but..gah! shut the motor off already! You're happy.. I get it! Cats are fluid with claws. They expand to fill any available space! And if they don't have enough of it their claws will let you know!
 
2012-09-21 06:07:17 PM  
tigerose
:

gremlin1: Haruko_Haruhara:
valnt9: I am more than delighted to rescind my notice that
I had a deadline to contact me.
I had one wonderful Caturdayer offer to help last night, and
another very generous member of our family didn't wait to even hear what I needed, they
deposited funds into my PalPay account and my internet will stay up!!!
I am beyond flabergasted, I did not request help, I just wanted to let you know
I had a deadline coming.
The one who jumped in will be paid back, so the money can be used again to help
another family member down the road.
Gawd, I love this group of people.
Now, all who said they wanted BBBB's address will be getting an e-mail tonight.
(after I get my tear soaked chin off the floor)
Long Live Caturday!!!

Val, we care about you. :) Wish I could have donated, but my thoughts are with you.

Caturday Theme Song

/hug

I love Queen but I can't listen to it in the house because Jack likes to sing along and he sings so loud that my neighbor came over once to see if anything was wrong.

[i877.photobucket.com image 640x360]

*snert* A virtuoso?


When Baby was still with us her and Jack would do a wonderful duet to Bohemian Rhapsody. Jack would would do the Freddy Mercury parts and Baby would join at the chorus. It's a real shame I never got it on video because it used to crack everybody up.

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2012-09-21 06:12:57 PM  
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2012-09-21 06:18:37 PM  

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2012-09-21 06:21:07 PM  

gremlin1: tigerose
:*Snip*

When Baby was still with us her and Jack would do a wonderful duet to Bohemian Rhapsody. Jack would would do the Freddy Mercury parts and Baby would join at the chorus. It's a real shame I never got it on video because it used to crack everybody up

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What a wonderful memory. You know, I think that the things that make us laugh help us to keep a memory alive. I hope when I am old and feeble, I will still be able to replay the shot of my cat Aiko chasing after her potato(an old stocking stuffed with cotton balls and nip) and sliding into the bathtub wall...think galley kitchen into a bath at the end...or when she dropped her toy into my future hubby to be's coffee mug..full of coffee of course...I miss her, but rejoice at her memory!
 
2012-09-21 06:22:38 PM  
i112.photobucket.com

Heathens with their booty......

i112.photobucket.com

Sweet Ellie..who knows WHAT she showed to get those beads!!!!
 
2012-09-21 06:26:57 PM  

CrankyAndi: [i112.photobucket.com image 640x480]

Heathens with their booty......

[i112.photobucket.com image 640x480]

Sweet Ellie..who knows WHAT she showed to get those beads!!!!


Well, we all can guess! Is it dark yet? heehee!
 
2012-09-21 06:36:49 PM  
i166.photobucket.com

Saw this earlier in a TFD thread and just had to share it. It still making me giggle like a loon everytime I look at it.
 
2012-09-21 06:45:30 PM  
Hey guise? What's going on around here?
i211.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 07:07:26 PM  
i211.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 07:09:36 PM  
i1210.photobucket.com

The Dread Pirate Robert had too much rum
 
2012-09-21 07:14:24 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: [i166.photobucket.com image 243x300]

Saw this earlier in a TFD thread and just had to share it. It still making me giggle like a loon everytime I look at it.


Haahaah! that is hysterical! Thank you! After the last few days, I need the laugh!
 
2012-09-21 07:14:52 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: [i166.photobucket.com image 243x300]

Saw this earlier in a TFD thread and just had to share it. It still making me giggle like a loon everytime I look at it.


LMAO.. ran one of my crew up the wall.. to the ceiling.. trying to catch that red bug ! ( caught her on the way down.. she 's ok, didn't take that much spackle putty, and I need to paint anyway..)
 
2012-09-21 07:17:37 PM  

OlderGuy: Bathia_Mapes: [i166.photobucket.com image 243x300]

Saw this earlier in a TFD thread and just had to share it. It still making me giggle like a loon everytime I look at it.

LMAO.. ran one of my crew up the wall.. to the ceiling.. trying to catch that red bug ! ( caught her on the way down.. she 's ok, didn't take that much spackle putty, and I need to paint anyway..)


Pictures or it didn't happen? I can just see it! Cat nails are really..um..destructive!
 
2012-09-21 07:32:09 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 07:32:44 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 07:32:57 PM  
Bathia_Mapes, I Fang Q as well for the white kitty & the laser .gif. 'S good. Now if I could just spell --
i.imgur.com
Waxing prehistoric, cat who appreciates the pipes, an oddmind fetch Ago.
Plumbicon did purchase a practise chanter in the Ago, when we lived Over Yonder & made one of our 3 driving trips to Britain. Don't think there was a one of them when we didn't get to Scotland. Chanter's still here somewhere but fear it's Creatively Filed, as so much is.
 
2012-09-21 07:33:26 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 07:35:04 PM  

gremlin1: [i877.photobucket.com image 400x300]


Oh yes! They do move closer don't they...and sometimes, disappear! How do they DO that???
 
2012-09-21 07:36:48 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 07:39:54 PM  

gremlin1: [i877.photobucket.com image 500x374]



Ughhh! I agree! I slogged through all four books because I have so many nieces and teenage patients who LOVED them. Bella reminds me so much of one of my nieces, it was pretty distracting.
 
2012-09-21 07:41:06 PM  

gremlin1: [i877.photobucket.com image 500x374]


Feline censors...now in Modern Mode. Still available, "Newsprint censor", "Magazine Moderator" and of course "Internet Interlocutor" Coming soon.."Texting Tabbulator", and the ever popular, "Driving Dervish" guaranteed to keep your mind on the road and not on your phone...it's deevilishly effective!
 
2012-09-21 07:41:56 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 07:55:56 PM  

akimbotoo: Yay! Caturday!

/and I gots the itchies for "talk like a pirate" day!


akimbotoo: Yay! Caturday!

/and I gots the itchies for "talk like a pirate" day!


Congrats!
I give you three butts up!
i211.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 07:56:17 PM  

tigerose: OlderGuy: Bathia_Mapes: [i166.photobucket.com image 243x300]

Saw this earlier in a TFD thread and just had to share it. It still making me giggle like a loon everytime I look at it.

LMAO.. ran one of my crew up the wall.. to the ceiling.. trying to catch that red bug ! ( caught her on the way down.. she 's ok, didn't take that much spackle putty, and I need to paint anyway..)

Pictures or it didn't happen? I can just see it! Cat nails are really..um..destructive!


Momentum from the leap carried her most of the way.. few claw marks for last foot or so, and not deep enough to hold on to.. gravity won that round...
 
2012-09-21 07:57:03 PM  
Damn double post thing got me again!
My fault...
i211.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 08:02:21 PM  

OlderGuy: tigerose: OlderGuy: Bathia_Mapes: [i166.photobucket.com image 243x300]

Saw this earlier in a TFD thread and just had to share it. It still making me giggle like a loon everytime I look at it.

LMAO.. ran one of my crew up the wall.. to the ceiling.. trying to catch that red bug ! ( caught her on the way down.. she 's ok, didn't take that much spackle putty, and I need to paint anyway..)

Pictures or it didn't happen? I can just see it! Cat nails are really..um..destructive!

Momentum from the leap carried her most of the way.. few claw marks for last foot or so, and not deep enough to hold on to.. gravity won that round...


Well and there is a reason they call it rock wall..and not scratchin post! hehhe!
 
2012-09-21 08:03:15 PM  

laulaja: Bathia_Mapes, I Fang Q as well for the white kitty & the laser .gif. 'S good. Now if I could just spell --
[i.imgur.com image 384x640]
Waxing prehistoric, cat who appreciates the pipes, an oddmind fetch Ago.
Plumbicon did purchase a practise chanter in the Ago, when we lived Over Yonder & made one of our 3 driving trips to Britain. Don't think there was a one of them when we didn't get to Scotland. Chanter's still here somewhere but fear it's Creatively Filed, as so much is.


Never knew bagpipes could be beautiful until the guy played Amazing Grace on one at my Grandmother's funeral.
 
2012-09-21 08:03:41 PM  

yobbery: Damn double post thing got me again!
My fault...
[i211.photobucket.com image 500x462]


Wait, What? ok...glasses off...wine glass in hand...din't see double post..yet!
 
2012-09-21 08:04:35 PM  

valnt9: I am more than delighted to rescind my notice that
I had a deadline to contact me.
I had one wonderful Caturdayer offer to help last night, and
another very generous member of our family didn't wait to even hear what I needed, they
deposited funds into my PalPay account and my internet will stay up!!!
I am beyond flabergasted, I did not request help, I just wanted to let you know
I had a deadline coming.
The one who jumped in will be paid back, so the money can be used again to help
another family member down the road.
Gawd, I love this group of people.
Now, all who said they wanted BBBB's address will be getting an e-mail tonight.
(after I get my tear soaked chin off the floor)
Long Live Caturday!!!


It is an amazing bunch, isn't it?
i211.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 08:05:28 PM  

Timid Goddess: laulaja: Bathia_Mapes, I Fang Q as well for the white kitty & the laser .gif. 'S good. Now if I could just spell --
[i.imgur.com image 384x640]
Waxing prehistoric, cat who appreciates the pipes, an oddmind fetch Ago.
Plumbicon did purchase a practise chanter in the Ago, when we lived Over Yonder & made one of our 3 driving trips to Britain. Don't think there was a one of them when we didn't get to Scotland. Chanter's still here somewhere but fear it's Creatively Filed, as so much is.

Never knew bagpipes could be beautiful until the guy played Amazing Grace on one at my Grandmother's funeral.


2 yrs ago, a neighbor passed, and while his body was taken from the house a drum and pipe played him away. Unexpected beauty. We will never forget.
 
2012-09-21 08:11:48 PM  

tigerose: yobbery: Damn double post thing got me again!
My fault...
[i211.photobucket.com image 500x462]

Wait, What? ok...glasses off...wine glass in hand...din't see double post..yet!


I should have said that differently. I double quoted in the same post.
 
2012-09-21 08:14:05 PM  

yobbery: tigerose: yobbery: Damn double post thing got me again!
My fault...
[i211.photobucket.com image 500x462]

Wait, What? ok...glasses off...wine glass in hand...din't see double post..yet!

I should have said that differently. I double quoted in the same post.


Ahh...I see! At least you don't have as many tyops as I do! :) As my son would say, "I spool furry wool, can't not you tool?" Precocious? Why do you ask?
 
2012-09-21 08:23:43 PM  
It's Friday Night Football at the local Highschool (1/2 mile west of my house) Tonite the weather conditions are just right because I can hear the speakers and the kick off was 15 minutes ago, half time should be great because if I can hear the announcer now I'll definitely be able to hear the Marching Band.
Thank goodness Jack is not a fan of marching bands so he won't be singing along
 
2012-09-21 08:27:40 PM  
Mine!

You are Mine!
I will not let you go.

You have given me so many things,
Soft bed, Fine toys,
Abundant Food.

You are Mine!
I claim you.
None shall have you.

For all my life I will cling to you,
Will look to you for
Scritches, Smooches,
Snuggles.

I will tolerate,
Doctors, Relatives,
New Households,

But You must Promise.
To Have me,
To Hold me.

In Illness,
In Health.

Even when Death do us part.
Even then, I will not leave you.

Oh, I shall live forever in your Heart,
And in your Soul.

I will prepare you.
For Another.

Who shall proclaim,

You are Mine!

tigerose 9/21/12
 
2012-09-21 08:42:16 PM  

tigerose: Mine!

You are Mine!
I will not let you go.

You have given me so many things,
Soft bed, Fine toys,
Abundant Food.

You are Mine!
I claim you.
None shall have you.

For all my life I will cling to you,
Will look to you for
Scritches, Smooches,
Snuggles.

I will tolerate,
Doctors, Relatives,
New Households,

But You must Promise.
To Have me,
To Hold me.

In Illness,
In Health.

Even when Death do us part.
Even then, I will not leave you.

Oh, I shall live forever in your Heart,
And in your Soul.

I will prepare you.
For Another.

Who shall proclaim,

You are Mine!

tigerose 9/21/12


You definitely have the gift... that's awesome !
 
2012-09-21 08:47:51 PM  

tigerose: Mine!

You are Mine!
I will not let you go.

You have given me so many things,
Soft bed, Fine toys,
Abundant Food.

You are Mine!
I claim you.
None shall have you.

For all my life I will cling to you,
Will look to you for
Scritches, Smooches,
Snuggles.

I will tolerate,
Doctors, Relatives,
New Households,

But You must Promise.
To Have me,
To Hold me.

In Illness,
In Health.

Even when Death do us part.
Even then, I will not leave you.

Oh, I shall live forever in your Heart,
And in your Soul.

I will prepare you.
For Another.

Who shall proclaim,

You are Mine!

tigerose 9/21/12


this made me cry.....so good and very true. thank you
 
2012-09-21 08:48:15 PM  

valnt9: I am more than delighted to rescind my notice that
I had a deadline to contact me.
I had one wonderful Caturdayer offer to help last night, and
another very generous member of our family didn't wait to even hear what I needed, they
deposited funds into my PalPay account and my internet will stay up!!!
I am beyond flabergasted, I did not request help, I just wanted to let you know
I had a deadline coming.
The one who jumped in will be paid back, so the money can be used again to help
another family member down the road.
Gawd, I love this group of people.
Now, all who said they wanted BBBB's address will be getting an e-mail tonight.
(after I get my tear soaked chin off the floor)
Long Live Caturday!!!


So glad to hear this! Also glad they are the "good" kind of tears. You are such an integral part of this group - it's hard to imagine Caturday (both this one and the Facebook one) without you.
 
2012-09-21 08:54:57 PM  

farm9.staticflickr.com

 
2012-09-21 08:55:29 PM  

tigerose: Mine!


I hope you do not mind, I shared it with some friends and credited you as author.
 
2012-09-21 08:55:41 PM  
OlderGuy Thanks! I am so glad that you enjoyed it. I shared this with an author that I regularly email. She always answers. It will be interesting if she "takes" another email from me tonight. One of the unspoken rules is that she doesn't really want a conversation.

Still, I thought it was worth a share.

I am so blessed that I can share my muse with those who appreciate it here on Caturday. If I could not write or sing I think that I would go crazy. So, you know, thanks for reading. :) See, poetry isn't so icky is it?
 
2012-09-21 08:55:49 PM  

farm9.staticflickr.com

 
2012-09-21 08:58:22 PM  

CrankyAndi: tigerose: Mine!

I hope you do not mind, I shared it with some friends and credited you as author.


I do not mind at all. Spread it around like the very best nom out there! (cheese and crackers, salmon dip, chili con queso..)I truely appreciate it!
 
2012-09-21 08:59:49 PM  

This was pretty much what my day was like

farm9.staticflickr.com

 
2012-09-21 09:04:13 PM  
Oh! Oh! "my" author replied to my poem. She said "Yes". Nice! She has a rescued Dachshund. Bella is her name and she is a 'purse' size dog. She was found running on a busy street and this gal took her in, sent her to the vet, paid for rotten tooth removal, obedience training, and now tours with her dog. Needless to say the dog gets the lion share of attention! I haz such a happie!
 
2012-09-21 09:05:56 PM  

predle: This was pretty much what my day was like

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x480]


God, do we work in the same place?? I worked in the In School Suspension room. No windows, no mercy.
*sigh* Really, really troubled kids today.
 
2012-09-21 09:08:24 PM  

i877.photobucket.com

 
2012-09-21 09:18:28 PM  

gremlin1: [i877.photobucket.com image 300x300]


Eyes

Oh! On an October Night,
Do not take Fright.

Tis the Witch's Might,
Reflected in the Cat's Sight!

Dark and Light,
On this Night take Flight!

Open your eyes,
Witness what Flies.

Broom and Cat
Hat.

Stir the night,
Ghouls delight!

Witch holds the Balance.
Displays Talents.

All Hallows Eve.
Gifted to those who Perceive.


tigerose 9/21/12
 
2012-09-21 09:20:01 PM  
i211.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 09:26:04 PM  

yobbery: [i211.photobucket.com image 129x200]


Oh now, that is evil. And Hysterical all in one...I think I will take the isle seat....
 
2012-09-21 09:35:32 PM  

yobbery: [i211.photobucket.com image 129x200]


lulz
 
2012-09-21 09:37:10 PM  
Only the finest china for this cat ;)

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-21 09:39:44 PM  

valnt9: I am more than delighted to rescind my notice that
I had a deadline to contact me.
I had one wonderful Caturdayer offer to help last night, and
another very generous member of our family didn't wait to even hear what I needed, they
deposited funds into my PalPay account and my internet will stay up!!!
I am beyond flabergasted, I did not request help, I just wanted to let you know
I had a deadline coming.
The one who jumped in will be paid back, so the money can be used again to help
another family member down the road.
Gawd, I love this group of people.
Now, all who said they wanted BBBB's address will be getting an e-mail tonight.
(after I get my tear soaked chin off the floor)
Long Live Caturday!!!


This is a damn fine crowd :-D
 
2012-09-21 09:41:46 PM  
We only have one enchilada left, but don't worry wheelchair

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-21 09:41:50 PM  

in2it: Only the finest china for this cat ;)

[i.imgur.com image 800x600]


Must be from the Meow dynasty...
 
2012-09-21 09:45:13 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-21 09:46:08 PM  

tigerose: in2it: Only the finest china for this cat ;)

[i.imgur.com image 800x600]

Must be from the Meow dynasty...


Meow LOL :)
 
2012-09-21 09:48:22 PM  

tigerose: OlderGuy Thanks! I am so glad that you enjoyed it. I shared this with an author that I regularly email. She always answers. It will be interesting if she "takes" another email from me tonight. One of the unspoken rules is that she doesn't really want a conversation.

Still, I thought it was worth a share.

I am so blessed that I can share my muse with those who appreciate it here on Caturday. If I could not write or sing I think that I would go crazy. So, you know, thanks for reading. :) See, poetry isn't so icky is it?


Poetry shows an active mind and imagination.. the subject and language tell a great deal about the artist.. big time mood indicator also.. I got shot down at an early age on poetry.. had rhyming down pretty good, selection of words, not so much.. "through the lips and between the gums, look out stomach, here it comes" was not accepted as a proper Grace before dinner.. when you get 'that look' from both parents, you don't repeat the performance... also found out that being bored and having spinach (which I didn't like then) on the plate, ( clean plate rule in effect) and being a kid, can lead to novel ways to dispose of it.. like a big glob of it on the end of a fork and a moderate blow to the tines.. it did stick.. promptly referred to as 'spinach bugs'.. parents were out, older sister was 'babysitting'.. actually on the phone with her boyfriend.. younger brother and sister joined in.. plates were clean, incident was forgotten for the moment.. Dad discovered them the next morning... unhappy times.. also found out that the coloring in spinach soaks into plaster.. Family joke now, wasn't then...
 
2012-09-21 09:54:06 PM  
This thread needs more boobies :)

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-21 09:56:06 PM  
OlderGuy Spinach Bugs! Oh Lol! I can so see that! And as a person with "real" plaster walls, I can definitely see it making an interesting stain! I'll take your spinach if you'll take my beets..ick!

I do enjoy writing, and am just now getting brave enough to share it beyond Caturday and other family members. I think my poem count here is about 140. I think...I have archives from other Caturdites, as well as my own dropped text. Now if I could just learn how to move that to an email, I'd be all set. Did I mention I'm a techno-derp?

Lol! Thanks for the encouragement. It means a great deal to me.
 
2012-09-21 09:56:50 PM  

in2it: This thread needs more boobies :)

[i.imgur.com image 496x500]


Bigger. Boobies and Moar Newbies!
 
2012-09-21 10:08:14 PM  
Roger and Nibbler

i1230.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 10:09:28 PM  
Roger and CPAP

i1230.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 10:11:11 PM  
Roger getting comfy, cozy

i1230.photobucket.com
i1230.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 10:12:57 PM  

tigerose: OlderGuy Spinach Bugs! Oh Lol! I can so see that! And as a person with "real" plaster walls, I can definitely see it making an interesting stain! I'll take your spinach if you'll take my beets..ick!

I do enjoy writing, and am just now getting brave enough to share it beyond Caturday and other family members. I think my poem count here is about 140. I think...I have archives from other Caturdites, as well as my own dropped text. Now if I could just learn how to move that to an email, I'd be all set. Did I mention I'm a techno-derp?

Lol! Thanks for the encouragement. It means a great deal to me.


Tigerose, your poems are a staple addition to each edition of Caturday.
I truly hope someone has a complete file of all your gifts.
A book is definitely warranted.
Seriously, we would be at a loss without you.
 
2012-09-21 10:15:00 PM  

akimbotoo: gremlin1: [i877.photobucket.com image 500x374]


Ughhh! I agree! I slogged through all four books because I have so many nieces and teenage patients who LOVED them. Bella reminds me so much of one of my nieces, it was pretty distracting.


What I don't understand is why Edward, who is over a century old and has lived through...OK, experienced an amazing amount of societal change STILL has so much teenage angst.
 
2012-09-21 10:21:38 PM  
Poor Juno...

reneau.smugmug.com
 
2012-09-21 10:22:49 PM  

i877.photobucket.com

 
2012-09-21 10:23:34 PM  
i870.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 10:31:04 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 10:31:41 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 10:36:01 PM  

OlderGuy: also found out that being bored and having spinach (which I didn't like then) on the plate, ( clean plate rule in effect) and being a kid, can lead to novel ways to dispose of it.. like a big glob of it on the end of a fork and a moderate blow to the tines.. it did stick.. promptly referred to as 'spinach bugs'.. parents were out, older sister was 'babysitting'.. actually on the phone with her boyfriend.. younger brother and sister joined in.. plates were clean, incident was forgotten for the moment.. Dad discovered them the next morning... unhappy times.. also found out that the coloring in spinach soaks into plaster.. Family joke now, wasn't then...


I approve of these shenanigans. ;) 

i870.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 10:36:40 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 10:37:15 PM  
Been reading too long without saying aught. Spinach Bugs will have to move to the Permanent Verbiage List.
I've tried to keep up with tigerose's poesy, tho haven't moved any recents into a/the All Verse Alla Time files.
Move poesy to an e-mail? Besides copy, open an outgoing message form & paste in? Unless there's something else I'm missing --
Also draw a blank & am surely culturally deprived (or depraved) as I'm not a-tall familiar with the books under discussion that nieces & teenage patients were fond of.
Past time for me who doesn't stay up for CADtm anyway to call it a night. Even managed to get a nap this afternoon, which Piiki thought was a marvelous idea. She must like the Product our haircutter person uses, as she was all over my hair biting & tugging. Didn't manage to pull any out, which was good.
i.imgur.com
credit to lysdexic. Could stand to use some of these more widely; know I've fetched this one several times. 
Am intended to rise at what passes for decent hour which is normally 8ish. Takes me longer to get to keybd & maybe brush Overlords off it. So Gd Night, & Gd Night FM.
 
2012-09-21 10:38:13 PM  

i415.photobucket.com



warning: wall of text follows!

Good evening my dear friends ... I have a little bit of good news, and some bad news. Bad news first - it seems that all the additional tests have confirmed the fact that my beloved Dragon is indeed in late stage renal failure. His BUN, creatinine, and phosphorus levels are all extremely elevated, in fact some are almost off the charts. :o(

On the bright side, he seems to be holding his own, his appetite is great and he is still acting quite normal (we just spent 15 minutes playing chase with a baggie tie) ... but I am beginning to see a marked increase in thirst and urination, as well as small periods of what I can only describe as restlessness (which I assume means he is uncomfortable for some reason) in just the last few days.

However, his thyroid levels came back just about normal, which either means his medication is working, or could be a side effect of the CRF. We are slowly weaning him off the meds at this point.

I have already begun to phase in the recommended k/d diet with mixed results. Dry food (mixed 50/50 with his regular stuff to start with) is still up in the air - I have seen him nibbling at it once or twice, he is obviously not thrilled, but I have hopes he will get used to it.

The wet food on the other hand is a total failure as far as I am concerned. It went over about as well as a lead balloon - and don't get me wrong, I really don't blame him - please note that while I really have no interest in eating cat food, some it actually smells good (or at least similar to what it purports to be) - but the k/d stuff has a nasty smell and a rather weird texture ...

I will be starting him on Azodyl in a couple of days (I elected to wait to get a special order of "small capsules" hoping that they will be easier for him to swallow (and for me to administer). Then we will go back in about 5 weeks for yet more tests, and depending on the results, we will add Epakitin (a phosphorus blocker) to his diet (thank ceiling cat THAT is just a powder I can sprinkle on his food).

/ I also want to thank you all once again from the bottom of my heart for all the contributions I have received for my white boy - I honestly admit I could not have afforded the additional tests/special food/medication without you guise!
// meanwhile, the fuzzball is wondering when the hell he is gonna get a spicy chicken wing :o)
 
2012-09-21 10:38:56 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-21 10:38:57 PM  

tigerose: OlderGuy Spinach Bugs! Oh Lol! I can so see that! And as a person with "real" plaster walls, I can definitely see it making an interesting stain! I'll take your spinach if you'll take my beets..ick!

I do enjoy writing, and am just now getting brave enough to share it beyond Caturday and other family members. I think my poem count here is about 140. I think...I have archives from other Caturdites, as well as my own dropped text. Now if I could just learn how to move that to an email, I'd be all set. Did I mention I'm a techno-derp?

Lol! Thanks for the encouragement. It means a great deal to me.


You can always copy and paste to notepad, that can be emailed as an attachment.. or rewrite it on a word proccessor.. if you rewrite it on notepad, save it before trying to print.. I think you have to save it as a .txt file. I will experiment with it and get back to you with a solution..
If you were to call my brother or sisters and just say 'spinach bugs', they would know that you talked to me, and after the lols, you would get the whole story... my older sister didn't see the 'application', just the aftermath, the next day...thinking back, we were sitting at the breakfast table when my younger sister kicked me and rolled her eyes up.. at that point I was trying to figure out how to leave the table.. Dad finished his coffee and leaned back to stretch.. and looked up.. and then directly at me... jig was definitely up ! we also were served beets..we ate them.. still can't stand them... and no beet shenanigans... the painters had to carve out the stains and replaster..
 
2012-09-21 10:45:34 PM  

akimbotoo: Yay! Caturday!
/and I gots the itchies for "talk like a pirate" day!


Yarrr, congratulations! Here's your Zovi-yax.

i870.photobucket.com

And remember, don't use your hook for scratchin' your scurvy bits, matey.
 
2012-09-21 10:55:15 PM  

sherpa18: [i415.photobucket.com image 640x448]

warning: wall of text follows!

Good evening my dear friends ... I have a little bit of good news, and some bad news. Bad news first - it seems that all the additional tests have confirmed the fact that my beloved Dragon is indeed in late stage renal failure. His BUN, creatinine, and phosphorus levels are all extremely elevated, in fact some are almost off the charts. :o(

On the bright side, he seems to be holding his own, his appetite is great and he is still acting quite normal (we just spent 15 minutes playing chase with a baggie tie) ... but I am beginning to see a marked increase in thirst and urination, as well as small periods of what I can only describe as restlessness (which I assume means he is uncomfortable for some reason) in just the last few days.

However, his thyroid levels came back just about normal, which either means his medication is working, or could be a side effect of the CRF. We are slowly weaning him off the meds at this point.

I have already begun to phase in the recommended k/d diet with mixed results. Dry food (mixed 50/50 with his regular stuff to start with) is still up in the air - I have seen him nibbling at it once or twice, he is obviously not thrilled, but I have hopes he will get used to it.

The wet food on the other hand is a total failure as far as I am concerned. It went over about as well as a lead balloon - and don't get me wrong, I really don't blame him - please note that while I really have no interest in eating cat food, some it actually smells good (or at least similar to what it purports to be) - but the k/d stuff has a nasty smell and a rather weird texture ...

I will be starting him on Azodyl in a couple of days (I elected to wait to get a special order of "small capsules" hoping that they will be easier for him to swallow (and for me to administer). Then we will go back in about 5 weeks for yet more tests, and depending on the results, we will add Epakitin (a phosphorus bloc ...


Glad that Dragon is holding out.. and praying that the medication works.. wonder if the spicy coating on the wings could be an issue .. and if it could have an effect on the medication.... years ago I picked up a can of sardines to try on the cats.. didn't notice that it had jalapinos in it... took three days for the 'effects' to go away.. and a week to find and clean up all of the results... forgiveness took a while also....
 
2012-09-21 10:55:41 PM  
sherpa18
:

i415.photobucket.com


warning: wall of text follows!

Good evening my dear friends ... I have a little bit of good news, and some bad news. Bad news first - it seems that all the additional tests have confirmed the fact that my beloved Dragon is indeed in late stage renal failure. His BUN, creatinine, and phosphorus levels are all extremely elevated, in fact some are almost off the charts. :o(

On the bright side, he seems to be holding his own, his appetite is great and he is still acting quite normal (we just spent 15 minutes playing chase with a baggie tie) ... but I am beginning to see a marked increase in thirst and urination, as well as small periods of what I can only describe as restlessness (which I assume means he is uncomfortable for some reason) in just the last few days.

However, his thyroid levels came back just about normal, which either means his medication is working, or could be a side effect of the CRF. We are slowly weaning him off the meds at this point.

I have already begun to phase in the recommended k/d diet with mixed results. Dry food (mixed 50/50 with his regular stuff to start with) is still up in the air - I have seen him nibbling at it once or twice, he is obviously not thrilled, but I have hopes he will get used to it.

The wet food on the other hand is a total failure as far as I am concerned. It went over about as well as a lead balloon - and don't get me wrong, I really don't blame him - please note that while I really have no interest in eating cat food, some it actually smells good (or at least similar to what it purports to be) - but the k/d stuff has a nasty smell and a rather weird texture ...

I will be starting him on Azodyl in a couple of days (I elected to wait to get a special order of "small capsules" hoping that they will be easier for him to swallow (and for me to administer). Then we will go back in about 5 weeks for yet more tests, and depending on the results, we will add Epakitin (a phosphorus blocker) to his diet (thank ceiling cat THAT is just a powder I can sprinkle on his food).

/ I also want to thank you all once again from the bottom of my heart for all the contributions I have received for my white boy - I honestly admit I could not have afforded the additional tests/special food/medication without you guise!
// meanwhile, the fuzzball is wondering when the hell he is gonna get a spicy chicken wing :o)


It looks like you've got some work on your hands with Dragon's treatment. When I can't get my animals to eat I used to make the wet food into a soup. Mix in a lot of warm water and really thin it out and they usually would drink it right down. It's only a suggestion and it might not work for Dragon or you could just put some hot sauce on his food. Good luck.
 
2012-09-21 11:01:13 PM  

yobbery: akimbotoo: Yay! Caturday!

/and I gots the itchies for "talk like a pirate" day!

akimbotoo: Yay! Caturday!

/and I gots the itchies for "talk like a pirate" day!

Congrats!
I give you three butts up!
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Thanks! That is an absolutely adorable picture of kitty butts!
 
2012-09-21 11:08:21 PM  
I can't really even remember what I just read. I really hope Dragon keeps holding his own!!! **Scritches** to the handsome white boy and **hugs** to sherpa18.


As a side note... It's been about a year (give or take a week or two) since we started Cassie on Glucosamine, and there haven't been any urinary problems at all!!! Quite the difference from being at the vet or giving multitudes of antibiotics to my poor girl all the farking time. Last year we were at the vet at least 7 or 8 times between the urinary and ear mite stuffs. Since we started the Glucosamine, we've gone in once for the well kitteh check and rabies shot. Hooray! I highly recommend trying Glucosamine if it seems like your cat is getting UTIs all the time. Turns out the problem wasn't infections, but inflammation in the bladder that led to infections. W/o fixing the inflammation, the infections just kept popping up. So glad the sainted vet here was able to finally figure out the real problem!
 
2012-09-21 11:09:14 PM  

tigerose: OlderGuy Thanks! I am so glad that you enjoyed it. I shared this with an author that I regularly email. She always answers. It will be interesting if she "takes" another email from me tonight. One of the unspoken rules is that she doesn't really want a conversation.

Still, I thought it was worth a share.

I am so blessed that I can share my muse with those who appreciate it here on Caturday. If I could not write or sing I think that I would go crazy. So, you know, thanks for reading. :) See, poetry isn't so icky is it?



I love your gift sweetie! I am so glad it is Friday because I read that other comment of yours as "I can share my mouse". Oh well, at least it is Friday(did I already say that?)
 
2012-09-21 11:10:35 PM  

sherpa18: warning: wall of text follows!

Good evening my dear friends ... I have a little bit of good news, and some bad news.....


Sigh... Well, at least you know for sure now, and it sounds like you've got a good care plan in place for him. Hopefully Dragon will be happy and comfy and his good old self for many days to come.

If only love alone could heal them. He'd for sure be in perfect health then. :(

Big hugs to you and sweetie pie Dragon boy. ♥♥♥

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2012-09-21 11:16:28 PM  

OlderGuy: tigerose: OlderGuy Thanks! I am so glad that you enjoyed it. I shared this with an author that I regularly email. She always answers. It will be interesting if she "takes" another email from me tonight. One of the unspoken rules is that she doesn't really want a conversation.

Still, I thought it was worth a share.

I am so blessed that I can share my muse with those who appreciate it here on Caturday. If I could not write or sing I think that I would go crazy. So, you know, thanks for reading. :) See, poetry isn't so icky is it?

Poetry shows an active mind and imagination.. the subject and language tell a great deal about the artist.. big time mood indicator also.. I got shot down at an early age on poetry.. had rhyming down pretty good, selection of words, not so much.. "through the lips and between the gums, look out stomach, here it comes" was not accepted as a proper Grace before dinner.. when you get 'that look' from both parents, you don't repeat the performance... also found out that being bored and having spinach (which I didn't like then) on the plate, ( clean plate rule in effect) and being a kid, can lead to novel ways to dispose of it.. like a big glob of it on the end of a fork and a moderate blow to the tines.. it did stick.. promptly referred to as 'spinach bugs'.. parents were out, older sister was 'babysitting'.. actually on the phone with her boyfriend.. younger brother and sister joined in.. plates were clean, incident was forgotten for the moment.. Dad discovered them the next morning... unhappy times.. also found out that the coloring in spinach soaks into plaster.. Family joke now, wasn't then...



Ha! When I was 7 or 8 I tried getting rid of nasty over-cooked brussel sprouts by easing them out the window past the screen. Got discovered when a couple didn't fall through the bushes to the ground and were just sitting on top of the bush. After that, I would just swallow a piece of one whole and wash it down with a slug of milk!
 
2012-09-21 11:17:14 PM  
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2012-09-21 11:18:50 PM  

syzygy whizz: akimbotoo: gremlin1: [i877.photobucket.com image 500x374]


Ughhh! I agree! I slogged through all four books because I have so many nieces and teenage patients who LOVED them. Bella reminds me so much of one of my nieces, it was pretty distracting.

What I don't understand is why Edward, who is over a century old and has lived through...OK, experienced an amazing amount of societal change STILL has so much teenage angst.



Oh come on! You KNOW that some guys just never grow up, right? ;D
 
2012-09-21 11:32:43 PM  

sherpa18: [i415.photobucket.com image 640x448]

warning: wall of text follows!

Good evening my dear friends ... I have a little bit of good news, and some bad news. Bad news first - it seems that all the additional tests have confirmed the fact that my beloved Dragon is indeed in late stage renal failure. His BUN, creatinine, and phosphorus levels are all extremely elevated, in fact some are almost off the charts. :o(

On the bright side, he seems to be holding his own, his appetite is great and he is still acting quite normal (we just spent 15 minutes playing chase with a baggie tie) ... but I am beginning to see a marked increase in thirst and urination, as well as small periods of what I can only describe as restlessness (which I assume means he is uncomfortable for some reason) in just the last few days.

However, his thyroid levels came back just about normal, which either means his medication is working, or could be a side effect of the CRF. We are slowly weaning him off the meds at this point.

I have already begun to phase in the recommended k/d diet with mixed results. Dry food (mixed 50/50 with his regular stuff to start with) is still up in the air - I have seen him nibbling at it once or twice, he is obviously not thrilled, but I have hopes he will get used to it.

The wet food on the other hand is a total failure as far as I am concerned. It went over about as well as a lead balloon - and don't get me wrong, I really don't blame him - please note that while I really have no interest in eating cat food, some it actually smells good (or at least similar to what it purports to be) - but the k/d stuff has a nasty smell and a rather weird texture ...

I will be starting him on Azodyl in a couple of days (I elected to wait to get a special order of "small capsules" hoping that they will be easier for him to swallow (and for me to administer). Then we will go back in about 5 weeks for yet more tests, and depending on the results, we will add Epakitin (a phosphorus blo ...



Hugs to you and dear Dragon! I know you will just take things as they come, but it is still so hard to face the other end of such a loving relationship.
 
2012-09-21 11:33:51 PM  

akimbotoo: You KNOW that some guys just never grow up, right? ;D


Yeah. Perfect description of a former roommate. My son was more mature at 16 than roommate will be his entire life. Former roommate is firmly tied to momma's apron strings too.
 
2012-09-21 11:35:35 PM  

sherpa18: [i415.photobucket.com image 640x448]

warning: wall of text follows!

Good evening my dear friends ... I have a little bit of good news, and some bad news. Bad news first - it seems that all the additional tests have confirmed the fact that my beloved Dragon is indeed in late stage renal failure. His BUN, creatinine, and phosphorus levels are all extremely elevated, in fact some are almost off the charts. :o(

On the bright side, he seems to be holding his own, his appetite is great and he is still acting quite normal (we just spent 15 minutes playing chase with a baggie tie) ... but I am beginning to see a marked increase in thirst and urination, as well as small periods of what I can only describe as restlessness (which I assume means he is uncomfortable for some reason) in just the last few days.

However, his thyroid levels came back just about normal, which either means his medication is working, or could be a side effect of the CRF. We are slowly weaning him off the meds at this point.

I have already begun to phase in the recommended k/d diet with mixed results. Dry food (mixed 50/50 with his regular stuff to start with) is still up in the air - I have seen him nibbling at it once or twice, he is obviously not thrilled, but I have hopes he will get used to it.

The wet food on the other hand is a total failure as far as I am concerned. It went over about as well as a lead balloon - and don't get me wrong, I really don't blame him - please note that while I really have no interest in eating cat food, some it actually smells good (or at least similar to what it purports to be) - but the k/d stuff has a nasty smell and a rather weird texture ...

I will be starting him on Azodyl in a couple of days (I elected to wait to get a special order of "small capsules" hoping that they will be easier for him to swallow (and for me to administer). Then we will go back in about 5 weeks for yet more tests, and depending on the results, we will add Epakitin (a phosphorus blo ...


Glad to hear Dragon is hanging in there and stable. Heating up the food a little usually makes it smell more tempting to cats. Or mix a little of his favorite dry food in with it.
What brand are you feeding him? Usually vets sell very overpriced Hill's k/d, but Royal Canin makes a kidney diet too. Try a can of it and see if he likes it.
 
2012-09-21 11:38:08 PM  
Still a few more hours to bid on the sign and Fark book combo. Auction is for Little Mews.

Link
 
2012-09-22 12:07:10 AM  
 
2012-09-22 12:11:10 AM  
Bathia_Mapes
not long... not long at all...
 
2012-09-22 12:14:20 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: How long would you survive after putting one of these on your cat? (large image)


"Cats love it"? Yeah, I can tell just how much the cat in the ad loves it.
 
2012-09-22 12:18:19 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: How long would you survive after putting one of these on your cat? (large image)


I wouldn't have it out of the box before my arse was history.

"Cats love it"? No, not according to the look on that cat's face.
That was a "for this, you shall die a slow, painful death" look if I ever saw one.
 
2012-09-22 12:20:06 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: How long would you survive after putting one of these on your cat? (large image)


I think I would survive with no problem. This pretty much sums up what would be going on around here.

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2012-09-22 12:23:07 AM  

I_fling_poo: "for this, you shall die a slow, painful death"


Indeed. A very apt description of the cat's look. Sleep with one eye open.
 
2012-09-22 12:26:56 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: How long would you survive after putting one of these on your cat? (large image)


You're so bad! ;D I love it, but I know my cats would hate it! Plus you have to buy 12 of them!
 
2012-09-22 12:39:39 AM  

akimbotoo: Bathia_Mapes: How long would you survive after putting one of these on your cat? (large image)

You're so bad! ;D I love it, but I know my cats would hate it! Plus you have to buy 12 of them!


lulz
 
2012-09-22 01:42:49 AM  

sherpa18: [i415.photobucket.com image 640x448]
*snip* sherpa and Dragon (aka "Patron Saint of Couch Change", "Grand Old Man of Caturday" "White Boy", "Devouror of Spicy Chicken Wings" , etc...)


Sending good thoughts and wishing you and Dragon all the best. Don't be surprised about the way the kd cat food went over...
seems very few cats appreciate what's 'good for them' in this case.
Glad he's not gone off his food...that's a good sign.
Don't know what else to say except both of you are in me thoughts with much affection.

****
My stuff (but it does sorta involve cats)...
Just got my bi-PAP machine...sorta like a CPAP, only a bit more complicated.
(Here comes the cat part). Was recommended to make a sleeve of polar fleece for the corrugated tube to prevent the monsters my owners from chewing on it.

Apparently it is somewhat magnetic to cat's teeth...they just gotta nom on it.

Trying it out for the first time tonight.
Would like to be able to wake up in the morning all zippity-do-dah as opposed to "Just five more hours, please".
 
2012-09-22 01:50:32 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: How long would you survive after putting one of these on your cat? (large image)


Mine might tolerate it...but I'd have to give them a pretty damn good reason why they should.
Even if bribed encouraged with LOTS of 'nip.

Pills, shots, ear ointment, eye drops, trips to the Sainted Vet...they'll put up with that sort of thing because they seem to know that it's for their benefit but they'd have a difficult time understanding (and accepting!) my desire to see them in funny hats merely for shiatzengiggles...
 
2012-09-22 03:16:09 AM  

sherpa18: [i415.photobucket.com image 640x448]

warning: wall of text follows!

Good evening my dear friends ... I have a little bit of good news, and some bad news. Bad news first - it seems that all the additional tests have confirmed the fact that my beloved Dragon is indeed in late stage renal failure. His BUN, creatinine, and phosphorus levels are all extremely elevated, in fact some are almost off the charts. :o(

On the bright side, he seems to be holding his own, his appetite is great and he is still acting quite normal (we just spent 15 minutes playing chase with a baggie tie) ... but I am beginning to see a marked increase in thirst and urination, as well as small periods of what I can only describe as restlessness (which I assume means he is uncomfortable for some reason) in just the last few days.

However, his thyroid levels came back just about normal, which either means his medication is working, or could be a side effect of the CRF. We are slowly weaning him off the meds at this point.

I have already begun to phase in the recommended k/d diet with mixed results. Dry food (mixed 50/50 with his regular stuff to start with) is still up in the air - I have seen him nibbling at it once or twice, he is obviously not thrilled, but I have hopes he will get used to it.

The wet food on the other hand is a total failure as far as I am concerned. It went over about as well as a lead balloon - and don't get me wrong, I really don't blame him - please note that while I really have no interest in eating cat food, some it actually smells good (or at least similar to what it purports to be) - but the k/d stuff has a nasty smell and a rather weird texture ...

I will be starting him on Azodyl in a couple of days (I elected to wait to get a special order of "small capsules" hoping that they will be easier for him to swallow (and for me to administer). Then we will go back in about 5 weeks for yet more tests, and depending on the results, we will add Epakitin (a phosphorus blo ...


Sherpa, The Princess and I have our paws crossed and are sending good thoughts and best wishes your way.
 
2012-09-22 03:19:34 AM  

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2012-09-22 04:06:22 AM  
Just a headsups for everyone...there will be a bonus Caturday thread this week.
 
2012-09-22 07:48:05 AM  
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2012-09-22 07:57:25 AM  

Good Morning
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2012-09-22 08:02:56 AM  
www.arcamax.com
 
2012-09-22 08:10:36 AM  
Hey, good morning, Caturday folk. Do I have a story for you...

It's about her.

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My wife has a garden. It started small, but then a spaghetti squash grew out of the compost, and gave us tasty, tasty vegetables, and what started as a small bit of the back yard suddenly changed to a significant portion of our vegetable bill becoming home-grown. Anyway, she went outside on Thursday, and next thing I know, she's knocking at the back door. In her arms, she's cradling a delicate little black kitten, and the thing's purring so loud I can almost hear it through the glass.

So I throw a handful of kibble into a bowl, and some water into another bowl, and take it out to the patio. Set them down, and the wife sets the kitten down... and that's when we noticed an issue. From her "waist" up, the kitten worked. Her back legs, though... they just kinda splayed across the concrete. We were absolutely sure it was a broken leg, and decided pretty quickly that the little fuzzbutt had been hit by a car.

At that point, we had two options. One was to do the "sensible" thing. A crippled kitten that couldn't move... she couldn't really make it in the wild. No one would question if we put her out of her misery. Option two was going to the vet. That would mean spending money for the cost of a vet call, almost guaranteed x-rays, and who knows what else. Any sensible person would have looked at the facts and chosen Option One.

Here's the thing, though- I'm a veteran of Iraq, and thanks to a sniper, I know a bit about a limb not fully working.

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Call me sentimental if you will, but I wasn't going to write off a perfectly good cat over a bad peg. We piled into the minivan- that's how typically suburban my life normally is now, I own a Honda minivan- and took the kitten to the local vet clinic. They offer a substantial discount for strays, which is nice. We dropped the kitten off in a comfortable towel, and told them to do what they needed to do. That was Thursday.

On Friday morning, the vet called to give me the news. I assumed, when I saw the number on my Caller ID, that it would be what we all expected. I assumed he'd say that the kitten had a broken back, and putting her down would be humane. The doc sounded amazed when he told me that the X-rays surprised him, and showed no fractures. At that point, he wanted to ask me about the last 4 or 5 days in the cat's life, and I simply said "no", and told him the garden story. The doc speculated about a potential blunt-force trauma to the little girl's back, and I was horrified. Could someone have done this on purpose?

Anyway, the doc asked to do a screen for Feline Lukemia and AIDS, and if either of them were positive, he recommended euthanasia. I agreed to those tests. Well, late yesterday morning, the tests came back, and the kitten was clear. At this point, I had signed up for a pet care credit card, so I figured we had a fifth cat.

And so we did. And 3 of our other 4 cats have sniffed the girl- preliminarily named "Xena the Warrior Kitten"- and accepted her. At least, they didn't hiss.

And then Xena wanted to leave her room. She walked into the master bedroom, and her legs worked much better than they did yesterday.

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She has other issues to deal with. She's the youngest of 5, and her big sister, Sif, isn't sure what to think.

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And, she has a toddler to futz around with. That's always unpredictable.

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But she's home, and she's walking, and she has a place of her own, and that's a win, right? A Forever Home and a family is a pretty good deal for a little girl who managed to drag herself to the garden, isn't it?

Oh, and if any of you fine folk would like to put a huge checkmark in the karma column- because there's something to be said for "helped out a crippled kitten"- we could use a little hand. I start a new job on Monday, but right now, the budget's still kinda tight. Chip-In here. Either way, I hope you enjoyed my happy little story.
 
2012-09-22 08:18:19 AM  
Good Mornin'


This is the last shameless plug for the auction benefitting the cats of Little Mews Rescue.

Thanks to those who bid or passed it on for others to see.

Only 3 and a half hours or so to go...............

CATS WELCOME SIGN ~ All dogs and children must be on a leash!

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2012-09-22 08:22:46 AM  

leftteffticle: oh hello everyone, how's it goin?

Last time I regaled you all of the Muggsy chronicles she was having a bit of a... piddle problem. Thankfully after a round of antibiotics and some minor changes to litter box locations and such we have seemed to mostly (emphasis on the mostly) eleviate that issue, and as an added bonus now that she's feeling better she will finally roam our entire apartment (as opposed to hiding in a corner, which she did for the first year or so). I'm still thinking kitteh prozac might be in order, but I'm holding off for now.

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Now she gets to enjoy the full range of CatTV options and experiment with which sunbeam works best for her.


Is she missing an eye? Kinda looks that way.
 
2012-09-22 08:30:56 AM  
I have a cat care question. This Monday my woman and I adopted her aunt's two cats. One a short hair black/white male. No issues with him. The other one is a long haired yellow white male. He has hair that's matted into balls/knots in places. Should I try to comb it out? Cut the matts out ? Is this something I can deal at home or go to a groomer?
 
2012-09-22 08:43:29 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: I have a cat care question. This Monday my woman and I adopted her aunt's two cats. One a short hair black/white male. No issues with him. The other one is a long haired yellow white male. He has hair that's matted into balls/knots in places. Should I try to comb it out? Cut the matts out ? Is this something I can deal at home or go to a groomer?


If he will let you, I would try the comb/ cut method.. you will have to carefully nibble away at the matts so you don't get skin also...smaller scissors work best.. groomers and vets use clippers to shave the matts off.. if the cat is resistant, probably would be safer for you to go the groomer/vet way... regular brushing will keep problems to a minimum afterwards....
 
2012-09-22 08:45:08 AM  
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2012-09-22 08:54:42 AM  
ATTENTION CHICAGO AREA FARKERS!!!

Abandoned Kitty Needs A Home



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Neighbors moved out about 3-4 weeks ago and left behind their cat. Not sure of sex (kitty gets very affectionate and squirmy in the presence of any human contact), is fully clawed, and is very affectionate. Age might be around 5-6 years old. He is probably about 8-10 pounds and appears to be in good health (They at least left a couple open bags of food for the cat before they left). I just found out about the cat two days ago when the maintenance man for the building told me about it. The cat is still in the old apartment, but I am providing regular food, water, and litter. I have two cats of my own and cannot really house this kitty in my apartment. The owner of the building wants to call animal control, but I asked for a few days to try and find a home for the cat. The apartment should be cleaned up and ready for rental in about a week, and that point it is then try to get him into a no-kill shelter or let animal control take him.
If you live in the Chicago area and can take in a kitty or know of someone who can, please contact me at Mock26[nospam-﹫-backwards]o­o­hay*co­m.

Thanks!
 
2012-09-22 08:57:04 AM  
www.webdemons.com
 
2012-09-22 09:12:52 AM  

sherpa18: Snip


Just a question: what is the difference between the k/d food and normal food? Would a raw/all meat diet also work for the kidney problems? It may be easier to get him to eat the raw food or an all meat (without onions) diet than to get him to tolerate the k/d stuff.
 
2012-09-22 09:12:55 AM  
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Salsa is ready for Ferretday. Everything here at the B4 house is going well. Hoping to finally be done with the downstairs done today and if I have enough energy, get the kids rooms finished tomorrow. Wife will be back here again for another visit tomorrow, and at least this time, it won't be raining. OT found a carpenter for us, and he should be here monday to build a ramp for her up to the door. Next week the plumber will be here to install the new bathtub, and then that should be it for the improvements. The wife had her final surgery on Tuesday, and everything went fine with it. Three more bone spurs were taken care of and she tolerated the surgery well. Back home time is back a week though, but they're just being cautious and making sure there are no signs of trouble from the surgery. She's a little behind in some of her physical therapy, but she's getting there, so everything is still looking up. Now to get moving this morning and get things ready for her to show up tomorrow. Giving up and getting stuff for the grill and seeing if I can work it so she can use it, because she won't leave until she does. Happy Catferretday everyone.
 
2012-09-22 09:15:16 AM  
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2012-09-22 09:17:03 AM  
Brian Blessed 's Bastard Boy glad to hear that your wife tolerated this last surgery well. I hope she enjoys her visit. Have fun with the BBQ!
 
2012-09-22 09:21:18 AM  
Ok, this isn't pirate-related, but I thought it was too cool:

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2012-09-22 09:21:32 AM  
I love caturday! I am allergic to cats, but love them, so it is great to see so many cute pics. Gotta go. my D-O-G is jealous and is singing to my to go out.
 
2012-09-22 09:24:04 AM  
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2012-09-22 09:24:48 AM  

daffy: I love caturday! I am allergic to cats, but love them, so it is great to see so many cute pics. Gotta go. my D-O-G is jealous and is singing to my to go out.


Welcome! I am glad that you enjoy the pictures and stories!
 
2012-09-22 09:35:50 AM  
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2012-09-22 09:37:12 AM  
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2012-09-22 09:38:31 AM  
Type at vy ft of pg 4, having ariz at last.
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credit to lysdexic & the late Nikola Tesla, for restoration/preservation of whose lab Wardenclyffe Tower has now raised $1,276,119 of $850K goal, with 8 days left (closes 11:59P PT next Sat). LittleMews cd sure use some of them donors!
Meant to comment last night to Timid Goddess, the cushion Roger rests on, on wooden chair, very closely resembles a bedspread that turned up here recently. Am almost certain it was late grandmother's.
sherpa, of course you didn't wish to hear all that, but better to know than not to. The late Fred received quantities of Epakitin for her failing kidneys. We know Hill's overpriced Rx chow all too well -- diabetic Ginger's been on w/d ever since his urinary issues, no longer recall when that was other than Forever Ago.
"Cats Love It" at far end of Bathia_Mapes' linkie -- love to maniac, shred & mangle, more like! & who'd ever buy a lot of a dozen ($2.50 each for 12, fine print) except some deranged pet supply shop owner who thought they could be sold? Quoting I_fling_poo, that's even more of a "for this, you shall die a slow, painful death" look than the cat dressed as a barbershopper pic gremlin1 fetched in yesterday.
Onward to pg 5 where this'll land.
 
2012-09-22 09:40:58 AM  

tigerose: Brian Blessed 's Bastard Boy glad to hear that your wife tolerated this last surgery well. I hope she enjoys her visit. Have fun with the BBQ!


Totally what she said! :)
 
2012-09-22 09:42:13 AM  
What do you do with a drunken sailor?
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Arrrrr, nos more rum!
 
2012-09-22 09:45:49 AM  
Ya know the worst thing about work, that slavedriving boss, heres what I'm talking about:

So you finished the Mandolin, violin bows AND the harmonica, well you still have this Violin to finish :

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HEY, I am serious cat here, either it goes out the door by this evening or you do bub:

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/sigh no rest for the weary 8-(
 
2012-09-22 10:22:14 AM  

Mock26: ATTENTION CHICAGO AREA FARKERS!!!

Abandoned Kitty Needs A Home


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Neighbors moved out about 3-4 weeks ago and left behind their cat. Not sure of sex (kitty gets very affectionate and squirmy in the presence of any human contact), is fully clawed, and is very affectionate.


Look at those huge jowels! I think it's a boy. Good looking kitty deserves adoption.
 
2012-09-22 10:25:49 AM  
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A SweetBecca fetch. Sorta almost goes with gremlin1's $799 buttwarmer above. 
But it's a cartoon, & inclusion may be considered as a copywrong.
Projection Technique to make keyboard appear atop cat fur as cat lounges on laptop.
Or it may actually display once Add Comment is struck, reckon We'll See....
 
2012-09-22 10:29:39 AM  
I'm posting this in both threads because Fanny deserves her fame as a LOL-cat.
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2012-09-22 10:34:14 AM  

First off...

Good Morning Everybuddy!!


Secondly,
Gonz,
Bless your dear Heart!!! Zena is a cutie and is a VERY lucky/determined little mite! Good on you and your family!! Also, Thank YOU for your service and sacrifice!
Welcome to Caturday! What cookies did you bring?

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Hi!
 
2012-09-22 10:44:44 AM  
Hi peoples! I am living the life of the Unemployed since monday! Boo... though my cats are happy :3.
 
2012-09-22 10:49:23 AM  
It's been a busy week, going to be busier today. Got only 1 picture

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Cisco cat

Me and the Mrs. are off to a party today, it's Barnbash!
It's the 5th anniversary of our first date,which was at Barnbash! We're working the gate from noon to 4, so stop on out!
 
2012-09-22 11:06:52 AM  

I'm just gonna leave this here.

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2012-09-22 11:27:44 AM  

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Good evening my dear friends ... I have a little bit of good news, and some bad news. Bad news first - it seems that all the additional tests have confirmed the fact that my beloved Dragon is indeed in late stage renal failure. His BUN, creatinine, and phosphorus levels are all extremely elevated, in fact some are almost off the charts. :o(

On the bright side, he seems to be holding his own, his appetite is great and he is still acting quite normal (we just spent 15 minutes playing chase with a baggie tie) ... but I am beginning to see a marked increase in thirst and urination, as well as small periods of what I can only describe as restlessness (which I assume means he is uncomfortable for some reason) in just the last few days.

However, his thyroid levels came back just about normal, which either means his medication is working, or could be a side effect of the CRF. We are slowly weaning him off the meds at this point.

I have already begun to phase in the recommended k/d diet with mixed results. Dry food (mixed 50/50 with his regular stuff to start with) is still up in the air - I have seen him nibbling at it once or twice, he is obviously not thrilled, but I have hopes he will get used to it.

The wet food on the other hand is a total failure as far as I am concerned. It went over about as well as a lead balloon - and don't get me wrong, I really don't blame him - please note that while I really have no interest in eating cat food, some it actually smells good (or at least similar to what it purports to be) - but the k/d stuff has a nasty smell and a rather weird texture ...

I will be starting him on Azodyl in a couple of days (I elected to wait to get a special order of "small capsules" hoping that they will be easier for him to swallow (and for me to administer). Then we will go back in about 5 weeks for yet more tests, and depending on the results, we will add Epakitin (a phosphorus blo ...


shiat! I was really hoping the initial test was bad.
At least it sounds as if he's holding his own, so that's a plus. We're all here to help you with anything you need. Just give him the care he needs.
 
2012-09-22 11:31:01 AM  
One of you is absolutely awesome. Thank you. I'm seriously humbled.

//Seriously.
 
2012-09-22 11:34:48 AM  

syzygy whizz: sherpa18: [i415.photobucket.com image 640x448]
*snip* sherpa and Dragon (aka "Patron Saint of Couch Change", "Grand Old Man of Caturday" "White Boy", "Devouror of Spicy Chicken Wings" , etc...)

Sending good thoughts and wishing you and Dragon all the best. Don't be surprised about the way the kd cat food went over...
seems very few cats appreciate what's 'good for them' in this case.
Glad he's not gone off his food...that's a good sign.
Don't know what else to say except both of you are in me thoughts with much affection.

****
My stuff (but it does sorta involve cats)...
Just got my bi-PAP machine...sorta like a CPAP, only a bit more complicated.
(Here comes the cat part). Was recommended to make a sleeve of polar fleece for the corrugated tube to prevent the monsters my owners from chewing on it.

Apparently it is somewhat magnetic to cat's teeth...they just gotta nom on it.

Trying it out for the first time tonight.
Would like to be able to wake up in the morning all zippity-do-dah as opposed to "Just five more hours, please".


How did that work? I have a cat that insists on chewing the tubes for my nebulizer. When I use it I have to keep him out of the room.
 
2012-09-22 11:38:59 AM  

Mock26: ATTENTION CHICAGO AREA FARKERS!!!

Abandoned Kitty Needs A Home


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Neighbors moved out about 3-4 weeks ago and left behind their cat. Not sure of sex (kitty gets very affectionate and squirmy in the presence of any human contact), is fully clawed, and is very affectionate. Age might be around 5-6 years old. He is probably about 8-10 pounds and appears to be in good health (They at least left a couple open bags of food for the cat before they left). I just found out about the cat two days ago when the maintenance man for the building told me about it. The cat is still in the old apartment, but I am providing regular food, water, and litter. I have two cats of my own and cannot really house this kitty in my apartment. The owner of the building wants to call animal control, but I asked for a few days to try and find a home for the cat. The apartment should be cleaned up and ready for rental in about a week, and that point it is then try to get him into a no-kill shelter or let animal control take him.
If you live in the Chicago area and can take in a kitty or know of someone who can, please contact me at Mock26[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]oohay[* image 7x13]com.

Thanks!


What kind of jerk hole would leave such a sweetheart. If I weren't at my pet limit, I'd drive on up and give him/her a forever home.
 
2012-09-22 11:43:16 AM  

reddot: Good Mornin'


This is the last shameless plug for the auction benefitting the cats of Little Mews Rescue.

Thanks to those who bid or passed it on for others to see.

Only 3 and a half hours or so to go...............

CATS WELCOME SIGN ~ All dogs and children must be on a leash!

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Five minutes left, all you Ebay snipers get ready to bid!!!
 
2012-09-22 11:48:35 AM  

Gonz: Hey, good morning, Caturday folk. Do I have a story for you...

It's about her.

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My wife has a garden. It started small, but then a spaghetti squash grew out of the compost, and gave us tasty, tasty vegetables, and what started as a small bit of the back yard suddenly changed to a significant portion of our vegetable bill becoming home-grown. Anyway, she went outside on Thursday, and next thing I know, she's knocking at the back door. In her arms, she's cradling a delicate little black kitten, and the thing's purring so loud I can almost hear it through the glass.

So I throw a handful of kibble into a bowl, and some water into another bowl, and take it out to the patio. Set them down, and the wife sets the kitten down... and that's when we noticed an issue. From her "waist" up, the kitten worked. Her back legs, though... they just kinda splayed across the concrete. We were absolutely sure it was a broken leg, and decided pretty quickly that the little fuzzbutt had been hit by a car.

At that point, we had two options. One was to do the "sensible" thing. A crippled kitten that couldn't move... she couldn't really make it in the wild. No one would question if we put her out of her misery. Option two was going to the vet. That would mean spending money for the cost of a vet call, almost guaranteed x-rays, and who knows what else. Any sensible person would have looked at the facts and chosen Option One.

Here's the thing, though- I'm a veteran of Iraq, and thanks to a sniper, I know a bit about a limb not fully working.

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Call me sentimental if you will, but I wasn't going to write off a perfectly good cat over a bad peg. We piled into the minivan- that's how typically suburban my life normally is now, I own a Honda minivan- and took the kitten to the local vet clinic. They offer a substantial discount for strays, which is nice. We dropped the kitten off in a comfortable towel, and told them to do ...


Next time, Gonz, tell your wife to quit harvesting kittehs too early. She picked this one while it was still green on one end. Put Xena on a window sill for a few days, and she'll ripen just like a tomato. Happy Homecoming to Xena!
 
2012-09-22 11:51:05 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: I have a cat care question. This Monday my woman and I adopted her aunt's two cats. One a short hair black/white male. No issues with him. The other one is a long haired yellow white male. He has hair that's matted into balls/knots in places. Should I try to comb it out? Cut the matts out ? Is this something I can deal at home or go to a groomer?


You can get a mat rake like this Link which cuts through the tangles and matted clumps.
If the cat isn't very cooperative, then going to a groomer that specializes in cats is the best option and worth the price.
 
2012-09-22 11:51:36 AM  

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2012-09-22 11:52:54 AM  
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2012-09-22 11:53:34 AM  
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2012-09-22 11:53:53 AM  

Gonz: Hey, good morning, Caturday folk. Do I have a story for you...

It's about her.

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My wife has a garden. It started small, but then a spaghetti squash grew out of the compost, and gave us tasty, tasty vegetables, and what started as a small bit of the back yard suddenly changed to a significant portion of our vegetable bill becoming home-grown. Anyway, she went outside on Thursday, and next thing I know, she's knocking at the back door. In her arms, she's cradling a delicate little black kitten, and the thing's purring so loud I can almost hear it through the glass.

So I throw a handful of kibble into a bowl, and some water into another bowl, and take it out to the patio. Set them down, and the wife sets the kitten down... and that's when we noticed an issue. From her "waist" up, the kitten worked. Her back legs, though... they just kinda splayed across the concrete. We were absolutely sure it was a broken leg, and decided pretty quickly that the little fuzzbutt had been hit by a car.

At that point, we had two options. One was to do the "sensible" thing. A crippled kitten that couldn't move... she couldn't really make it in the wild. No one would question if we put her out of her misery. Option two was going to the vet. That would mean spending money for the cost of a vet call, almost guaranteed x-rays, and who knows what else. Any sensible person would have looked at the facts and chosen Option One.

Here's the thing, though- I'm a veteran of Iraq, and thanks to a sniper, I know a bit about a limb not fully working.

[i47.photobucket.com image 432x500]

Call me sentimental if you will, but I wasn't going to write off a perfectly good cat over a bad peg. We piled into the minivan- that's how typically suburban my life normally is now, I own a Honda minivan- and took the kitten to the local vet clinic. They offer a substantial discount for strays, which is nice. We dropped the kitten off in a comfortable towel, and told them to do ...


You are my hero of the day! Best of luck with Xena, she is one lucky kitty to have wandered to your home. I wish they could all be so lucky.
 
2012-09-22 11:54:34 AM  
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2012-09-22 11:55:59 AM  
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2012-09-22 11:58:06 AM  

domari: sherpa18: [i415.photobucket.com image 640x448]

warning: wall of text follows!

Good evening my dear friends ... I have a little bit of good news, and some bad news. Bad news first - it seems that all the additional tests have confirmed the fact that my beloved Dragon is indeed in late stage renal failure. His BUN, creatinine, and phosphorus levels are all extremely elevated, in fact some are almost off the charts. :o(

On the bright side, he seems to be holding his own, his appetite is great and he is still acting quite normal (we just spent 15 minutes playing chase with a baggie tie) ... but I am beginning to see a marked increase in thirst and urination, as well as small periods of what I can only describe as restlessness (which I assume means he is uncomfortable for some reason) in just the last few days.

However, his thyroid levels came back just about normal, which either means his medication is working, or could be a side effect of the CRF. We are slowly weaning him off the meds at this point.

I have already begun to phase in the recommended k/d diet with mixed results. Dry food (mixed 50/50 with his regular stuff to start with) is still up in the air - I have seen him nibbling at it once or twice, he is obviously not thrilled, but I have hopes he will get used to it.

The wet food on the other hand is a total failure as far as I am concerned. It went over about as well as a lead balloon - and don't get me wrong, I really don't blame him - please note that while I really have no interest in eating cat food, some it actually smells good (or at least similar to what it purports to be) - but the k/d stuff has a nasty smell and a rather weird texture ...

I will be starting him on Azodyl in a couple of days (I elected to wait to get a special order of "small capsules" hoping that they will be easier for him to swallow (and for me to administer). Then we will go back in about 5 weeks for yet more tests, and depending on the results, we will add Epakitin (a phos ...


When we had to start feeding the late, great Barclay diabetic formula food he loved the dry, hated the wet, especially if it was cold (only came in 5.5 oz cans) -- he'd eat the first serving, but not the 2nd. We starting mixing the special food with regular wet food to get him to eat it. I also found that there wasn't that much difference in the nutritional values of the special food and some of the regular brands -- i just had to read all the cans at PetsMart. We figured it was better to get him to eat something that was 90% "like" the special food was better than not eating at all. Find out from the Vet what the critical values are (% of protein may be the most important for kidney issues) and see what you can find.

Irma and Josephine send kitty love to Dragon! {{ =^.^= }}
 
2012-09-22 12:06:32 PM  
Recommendations for chronic kidney disease diet:

Limiting fluids
Eating a low-protein diet (this may be recommended)
Restricting salt, potassium, phosphorous, and other electrolytes
Getting enough calories if you are losing weight

Sherpa, you might want to ask your vet what amount of protein is recommended for cats with Dragon's condition if you decide to go home-made diet for him that was mentioned above. Standard home diet for cats is 60% protein, 20% fruits/veggies and 20% grain, if I remember correctly.

Some links I found searching for "cat food homemade kidney disease". Maybe you can find some no-salt hot sauce to dose his food with? He does like it spicy. I hope you find a diet (store bought or home made) he will eat and he feels great for a long time.

TANYA'S

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO

FELINE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE


Homemade Cat Food Recipe for Cats with Kidney Disease
Homemade Cat Food for Kidney Disease
 
2012-09-22 12:32:19 PM  

sherpa18: [i415.photobucket.com image 640x448]

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snip

The wet food on the other hand is a total failure as far as I am concerned. It went over about as well as a lead balloon - and don't get me wrong, I really don't blame him - please note that while I really have no interest in eating cat food, some it actually smells good (or at least similar to what it purports to be) - but the k/d stuff has a nasty smell and a rather weird texture ...

...


When I had to switch Nutmeg to the feline k/d she was not at all interested in the wet food. It would sit for hours in her dish until I would throw it out. Then the vet tech offered me a can of chicken flavored k/d that they got by mistake. She ate it up! After that I always had to be careful when I called in an order to make sure they got the chicken flavor not the regular nasty stuff. Maybe you could ask for a different flavor of the wet and Dragon would decide it is much better.
 
2012-09-22 12:34:27 PM  

Gonz: Hey, good morning, Caturday folk. Do I have a story for you.


What a great story!

Beautiful kitties, cute kid. Drama, suspense. This story has it all :-D
 
2012-09-22 12:38:47 PM  

daffy: I love caturday! I am allergic to cats, but love them, so it is great to see so many cute pics. Gotta go. my D-O-G is jealous and is singing to my to go out.


You can always post pics of your doggie.
 
2012-09-22 12:45:28 PM  

cherryl taggart: Next time, Gonz, tell your wife to quit harvesting kittehs too early. She picked this one while it was still green on one end. Put Xena on a window sill for a few days, and she'll ripen just like a tomato. Happy Homecoming to Xena!


L. O. L.
 
2012-09-22 12:53:54 PM  
Ralphie has been hanging around again. He's a little skinny again but my neighbor and I are working to fix that.

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Not a great picture but you can at least see his bootiful blue eyes.
 
2012-09-22 12:54:09 PM  
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Pierogi sleeping on top of the ferret cage to protect them from Fred the ghost. Fred is a ghost that has followed me around the country for over 20 years now. Last week when I put the cage in my room to clean out the game room, I looked down and saw Au Jus tearing across the floor with Sake' in hot pursuit. I grabbed her real quick, and took her back to the cage. The door to the cage was wide open and the rest of the ferrets were standing there looking out, but not moving. Any time the cage door opens, they are crawling all over each other to get out. The kids were upstairs cleaning, and they never came downstairs, because I would have heard them, and the cats and ferrets and dog can't get the doors open, so I knew Fred had finally found us again and was making his presence known. He's not scary or evil, he just does things like this to mess with the family. Mom was at the hospital with the wife, so he was all that was left. The kids think it's funny, and I've heard them lecturing him when something in there room has been moved. I've only ever seen him once, and that was the first time he ever made his presence known. Now the cats do what they can to sleep on top of the cage to make sure nothing happens to the ferrets. As if I didn't have enough insanity in my life, now Fred might start playing with the ferrets. He does it again, I'll have to tell him the babies are off limits.
 
2012-09-22 12:56:56 PM  
Hanging out