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(CP24 Toronto)   Two felines rescued from a four alarm blaze are unharmed after being given oxygen by Firefighters. Let's dedicate this Caturday to these brave men and women who are willing to risk their lives to save our furry friends   (cp24.com) divider line 627
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2012-10-06 12:04:48 PM  

lethological_lassie: It is great that she was fine up until the very end and had no long term suffering. That said, I'm so sorry that you have to deal with this loss without preparation. We'll all send you supporting vibes and good thoughts. And, we'll continue to be grateful that kitties like yours have such long lives with people who care for them.


syzygy whizz: Don't know what's worse...having a heads-up due to illness or them just picking up their traps and crossing the Bridge with no warning.
Either way, it leaves an aching cat-shaped hole in your heart.
I grieve with you...17 years is a long time.


Thanks everybody. Just got done burying her. I'm not sure if the other 4 cats in the house really know. I'm trying to think, I was 8 when we got her? I can't remember a time when she wasn't around. It could be worse, at any rate. She lived a long and happy life. Thanks again everybody.
 
2012-10-06 12:10:50 PM  

Scruffinator: Well, my eldest cat passed away at 6:30 this morning. She was fine, as far as any of us could tell, up until yesterday. Then she just kinda started laying around more than normal, and skipped dinner. Then when I got up this morning she seemed to be having trouble breathing, and wouldn't budge from where she was at. By the time we located an e-vet that was open(downside of living in the middle of nowhere) she had passed on. She was about 17 years old.

For some damn reason, I can't find a single picture of her except on my phone, and I don't have a cord to connect it to my PC. Blarg.

/debbie downer
//happy caturday




So sorry Scruffinator :(

For everyone who recently lost their furry ones...

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2012-10-06 12:13:22 PM  

Scruffinator: Well, my eldest cat passed away at 6:30 this morning. She was fine, as far as any of us could tell, up until yesterday. Then she just kinda started laying around more than normal, and skipped dinner. Then when I got up this morning she seemed to be having trouble breathing, and wouldn't budge from where she was at. By the time we located an e-vet that was open(downside of living in the middle of nowhere) she had passed on. She was about 17 years old.

For some damn reason, I can't find a single picture of her except on my phone, and I don't have a cord to connect it to my PC. Blarg.
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/debbie downer
//happy caturday


I'm so sorry.

(((Hugs)))
 
2012-10-06 12:13:48 PM  
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2012-10-06 12:15:37 PM  

ferfer72: Hi guys! I know I have been demoted to "that girl who used to post a bunch of LOLs". Sorry. I work most Saturdays now.

In the meantime, I need an opinion from all of you shelter-savvy peeps:

My auditorium will soon be doing a play that traditionally has a few kittens in it. I was thinking it might be cool to feature some kittens from a local shelter and do some sort of "sponsor a kitten adoption" thing to find homes for the kittens we use. Suggestions? Reasons why this is a stupid idea?


That's a great idea :-D
 
2012-10-06 12:16:41 PM  
i232.photobucket.com
Animals in buckets are intrinsically funny.
 
2012-10-06 12:17:13 PM  

kevinboehm: ferfer72: Hi guys! I know I have been demoted to "that girl who used to post a bunch of LOLs". Sorry. I work most Saturdays now.

In the meantime, I need an opinion from all of you shelter-savvy peeps:

My auditorium will soon be doing a play that traditionally has a few kittens in it. I was thinking it might be cool to feature some kittens from a local shelter and do some sort of "sponsor a kitten adoption" thing to find homes for the kittens we use. Suggestions? Reasons why this is a stupid idea?

After the "end credits" you could go all Oprah... "YOU get a kitty, and YOU get a kitty, and YOU get a kitty, and YOU get a kitty..."


I snorted coffee through my nose.
 
2012-10-06 12:21:33 PM  

John Buck 41: No caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol all at once? I can't even imagine it. Mrs. Buck is ready to try the Chantix, but I'm leery 'cos of the potential nightmare aspects


For me, it was much easier giving it all up at once than going crazy wanting a cigarette when I was drinking. Alcohol would always make me smoke more so, for me, quitting and not drinking was way easier than trying to quit smoking when i was drinking.

As far as the Chantix and the nightmares, the only way to know if it will cause you to have nightmares is to just try it.

Here is a kitty who really doesn't want to quit smoking...
 
2012-10-06 12:24:06 PM  
sickapie?

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2012-10-06 12:26:16 PM  

mousiebelle: HELP!!! I don't know what to do. Cassie kinda did some coughing/wheezing yesterday briefly, but it went away after some gooshies and hairball stuff. Tonight she did the wheeze thing again and now she's sounding congested. It sounds worse when she purrs. I really can't afford the emergency vet, but I don't know if it's safe to wait until morning. She's acting perfectly normally otherwise, if that makes a difference. I'm worried...


My Ivan has allergies, which cause him to be more snotty and sound real wheezy. It really manifested when we moved up here to Oregon (hello grass valley!), so I did the same, took him to the vet. And went through the same procedures it sounds like. He ended up having an irregular shaped heart on his x-ray, so they sent it to a specialist. After some expensive tests, it turns out his heart is fine, just a little enlarged and odd shaped for no reason. There is nothing wrong with his lungs, and since this started recently, they diagnosed it as allergies. They aren't too bad, so he's not on any medication, but we keep an eye on him in case it gets too bad that he might need something. He's getting wheezier now (especially when he purrs) now since it's getting colder. But he doesn't seem to be in any discomfort, and he still runs and plays like normal with no side-effects.

Course, there's cat snot streaked on all the windows from him, and it's never fun when he wants to lay on my pillow and then sneeze a big one into my face...
 
2012-10-06 12:34:09 PM  

Mrs CDK: For me, it was much easier giving it all up at once than going crazy wanting a cigarette when I was drinking.


And for me, that would be total failure because I'm sure I could justify having a cigarette if I was drinking...and the more I drank, the more I could justify, therefore I would never quit smoking :o)

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/of course, once I was comfortable with not smoking, i was able to indulge again. Now I don't even think about smokes when I drink. 

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2012-10-06 12:35:45 PM  

CooperDaKat: Forgive me Ceiling Cat, for I haz sinned.

It haz benned one goggie year since mah last 'fession. Since dat time I haz sinned 154 times. I haz cheated by patting and rubbing goggies udder den mah own, including bringing one home wif me three weeks ago (Dat was Caesar).

And onz dis Wednesday, I was feelin' really frisky. I waited until Mrs. CDK went to work and den I shaved a pussy. But, I felt guilty and confessed what I did against her and I den sent her the photos I took....

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There is something seriously wrong with you! 'D

/thank goodness!
 
2012-10-06 12:38:34 PM  

James72: syzygy whizz: James72, my heart goes out to you.

Alexander passed away peacefully yesterday, October 3rd, at 6:25pm.

He was such a good boy.


Condolences. I know the feeling; second Caturday since I learned the Sarasota Sheriff put down Puddy Tatt, and I struggle to comprehend. It was so unnecessary, I miss him fiercely.
 
2012-10-06 12:43:23 PM  

spinach gunk: Thank you EVERYONE for all your encouragement and kicking the habit stories!

Kudos to all who have been successful in their quitting efforts.

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Whether you've quit or or trying to quit or still smoke or never smoked, I adore you all for being so supportive! :)



Good for you sweetie! Keep up the good work!

My dad died at 59 from emphysema and right heart failure after years of smoking 3 packs a day. Mom died at 78 and smoked 2 packs a day. She probably would have made it to 100 if she hadn't smoked because her mom died just 6 months before at 2 weeks shy of her 100th birthday.

I tried it once at the age of 8 or so. I had the fortune (or misfortune) of picking up one of dads smoldering butts from the driveway and tried a drag in front of our screen door. Mom fell off of the sofa she was laughing so hard.
 
2012-10-06 12:45:50 PM  

Jamdug!:

Added to ignore list due to extreme stupidity.

 
2012-10-06 12:46:13 PM  
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When am I gonna cease with the commercial threadjax? But there's Words to go with this one, that's actually a double!
It's hard to tell what cats are thinking at any given time. Do they genuinely like you or are they just reminding you that the kibble in the bowl is no longer fresh enough? Do they really want you to pet the furry belly, or are they just luring you into a trap? Is there really a catmergency in the other room or was Fuzzums just lonely? The world will never know.
Evil kitty
grins on a 100% cotton black babydoll t-shirt. $24 at ThinkGeek. Just in time for Howloween.
Also Japanese Kigurumi Cosplay PJs $60, tabby & black cat, 2 of 8 total
 
2012-10-06 12:52:21 PM  

CooperDaKat: lethological_lassie:
What the heck?? Did you forget to take your meds that day, or was there a real reason for the pussyscaping?



No, as a matter of fact, I did not "forget" to take my meds. I refuse to take them on the advice of the voices in my head. They say the meds make them too sleepy and untalkative. ;-)


Actually, Racer does not do a good job of self-grooming and developed a lot of bad mats on her lower back/rump area that would not brush out. Soooo....even though I have shaved a pussy many times before, this was my FIRST time shaving a pussy. 

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Ahhh, I see. Then congrats on having the self-control not to add a mohawk to the do! :) :) :)
 
2012-10-06 12:56:18 PM  
I've found that adding a daily teaspoon of yogurt to Raven's diet has cut down substantially on both the quantity and...er...quality of her emissions.

She prefers the plain, live culture OikosTM to the ChobaniTM... but YMMV. We ARE talking cats, after all...

For heaven's sake, don't give them the flavored stuff! They'll probably snarf it down and ask for MOAR but it...how shall I put this...processes poorly (i.e., farts AND the runs).

I can attest to the love for flavored yogurt! My Sneaker cat stalks us when we have any Yoplait originals and gets to have a few licks and clean the container. Fortunately I can't attest to the number and quality of the "emissions" because he tends to sleep with Daddy during the day (Daddy works third shift) and Daddy sleeps through everything. HIs deep slumber may be a blessing in this case! :)
 
2012-10-06 12:59:43 PM  

CooperDaKat: lethological_lassie:
What the heck?? Did you forget to take your meds that day, or was there a real reason for the pussyscaping?



No, as a matter of fact, I did not "forget" to take my meds. I refuse to take them on the advice of the voices in my head. They say the meds make them too sleepy and untalkative. ;-)


Actually, Racer does not do a good job of self-grooming and developed a lot of bad mats on her lower back/rump area that would not brush out. Soooo....even though I have shaved a pussy many times before, this was my FIRST time shaving a pussy. 

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Awww....The first time is always so magical.
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2012-10-06 01:00:50 PM  
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2012-10-06 01:03:09 PM  
Also, here is my little girl Tola and her "Halloween costume" - she's going as a laptop, since she LOVES the laptop bag now that we placed up high on top of boxes (to get it out of the way for the moment, and then she takes over!).

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2012-10-06 01:04:20 PM  
Ralphie hiding in the bushes.

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2012-10-06 01:06:10 PM  

Scruffinator: Well, my eldest cat passed away at 6:30 this morning. She was fine, as far as any of us could tell, up until yesterday. Then she just kinda started laying around more than normal, and skipped dinner. Then when I got up this morning she seemed to be having trouble breathing, and wouldn't budge from where she was at. By the time we located an e-vet that was open(downside of living in the middle of nowhere) she had passed on. She was about 17 years old.

For some damn reason, I can't find a single picture of her except on my phone, and I don't have a cord to connect it to my PC. Blarg.

/debbie downer
//happy caturday



I am so sorry sweetie! It sounds like she had a good long and happy life with you. Maybe you could send the phone picture to your e-mail address and then you should be able to post a picture.
 
2012-10-06 01:06:43 PM  
Suzy and I went down to the park Wednesday. It was a little windy on the bridge over the Willamette.

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2012-10-06 01:07:51 PM  

lethological_lassie: I can attest to the love for flavored yogurt! My Sneaker cat stalks us when we have any Yoplait originals and gets to have a few licks and clean the container. Fortunately I can't attest to the number and quality of the "emissions" because he tends to sleep with Daddy during the day (Daddy works third shift) and Daddy sleeps through everything. HIs deep slumber may be a blessing in this case! :)


Biscuit will eat your face if you don't offer him yogurt (or pudding). He doesn't settle for "I'll save you some" either. He starts to get all panicky if you try to make him wait.

Fortunately he's a fairly emission free model.

i211.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-06 01:08:08 PM  
She loves going down to the dock.

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2012-10-06 01:08:29 PM  

Haruko_Haruhara: Good morning, Caturday!

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/hope everyone's having a decent weekend
//good luck, spinach gunk, with the 'quit smoking' quest!


You haz mail...
 
2012-10-06 01:09:53 PM  
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2012-10-06 01:11:40 PM  
She still wanted to play a game of Squeaky when we got home.

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2012-10-06 01:12:59 PM  

lethological_lassie: CooperDaKat: lethological_lassie:

Ahhh, I see. Then congrats on having the self-control not to add a mohawk to the do! :) :) :)



(SNERT)....As this was my FIRST time using electric clippers AND not knowing how she would react to such a thing AND the fact that Racer has four-paw drive (that can also double a Ninja Tiger claws) AND has been known to be very bitey without provocation...I felt it best to "get in and get out" as quickly as possible.

In reality, once I started (which happened to be her center back), she was actually very complacent. The only issues I had were on her belly (her belly ALWAYS has been her "bad touch" area). All in all, it wasn't a bad experience AND there was no blood drawn. Next time, I may get more creative and try a mohawk.

BTW...this is a "typical" Racer look...

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2012-10-06 01:13:34 PM  
Mr. Witch had just walked past her, headed in the direction of her cookies.

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2012-10-06 01:17:42 PM  

Salem Witch: Mr. Witch had just walked past her, headed in the direction of her cookies.

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That's priceless!
 
2012-10-06 01:23:00 PM  
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Ehrmagherd...merths!
 
2012-10-06 01:23:06 PM  
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2012-10-06 01:23:16 PM  
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2012-10-06 01:39:51 PM  

akimbotoo: I am so sorry sweetie! It sounds like she had a good long and happy life with you. Maybe you could send the phone picture to your e-mail address and then you should be able to post a picture.


Okay, I found some pics on my old computer. She was amazingly hard to get a picture of...never cooperated for a minute. 

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Two best I could find(the other two are out of focus). Pics taken back in '09(so she was about 14 at the time).
 
2012-10-06 02:13:14 PM  

Salem Witch: Mr. Witch had just walked past her, headed in the direction of her cookies.

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She really is the most adorable girl! Such wonderful expressions!
 
2012-10-06 02:15:33 PM  

CooperDaKat: Racer does not do a good job of self-grooming and developed a lot of bad mats on her lower back/rump area that would not brush out.


My baby has the same problem. She gets pretty wicked butt and hip mats. She hates being brushed, but I do what I can. Her coat finally came back in from her last shave, so I'm trying to be extra vigilant and make sure she stays groomed.
 
2012-10-06 02:15:45 PM  

Scruffinator: akimbotoo: I am so sorry sweetie! It sounds like she had a good long and happy life with you. Maybe you could send the phone picture to your e-mail address and then you should be able to post a picture.

Okay, I found some pics on my old computer. She was amazingly hard to get a picture of...never cooperated for a minute. 

[s16.postimage.org image 640x480] 

[s12.postimage.org image 640x480] 

Two best I could find(the other two are out of focus). Pics taken back in '09(so she was about 14 at the time).



She was so pretty! What was her name?
 
2012-10-06 02:20:40 PM  
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2012-10-06 02:22:01 PM  
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2012-10-06 02:24:08 PM  
What a waste of oxygen!
 
2012-10-06 02:29:52 PM  
And I just put the self-referenced waste of oxygen on ignore.
 
2012-10-06 02:31:55 PM  

wearelove: What a waste of oxygen!


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2012-10-06 02:32:56 PM  

akimbotoo: She was so pretty! What was her name?


Miss Missy, or Missy for short. Right up until yesterday she was as healthy as you could expect from a cat her age. Still went outside(we live in the country), bossed around the younger cats, practically climbed up your leg if you were making a sandwich.

The house is already a lot quieter without her x.x
 
2012-10-06 02:33:04 PM  

wearelove: What a waste of oxygen!


What a waste of a user name!

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2012-10-06 02:35:20 PM  
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2012-10-06 02:38:26 PM  

Scruffinator: akimbotoo: She was so pretty! What was her name?

Miss Missy, or Missy for short. Right up until yesterday she was as healthy as you could expect from a cat her age. Still went outside(we live in the country), bossed around the younger cats, practically climbed up your leg if you were making a sandwich.

The house is already a lot quieter without her x.x



It really is so hard when they leave. The whole energy in the house changes. It's funny, but remembering the lovely little different things they did seems to help ease the pain. ((((((hugs)))))
 
2012-10-06 02:46:05 PM  

wearelove: What a waste of oxygen!


www.divisionbyzero.org
 
2012-10-06 02:46:47 PM  

Scruffinator: akimbotoo: She was so pretty! What was her name?

Miss Missy, or Missy for short. Right up until yesterday she was as healthy as you could expect from a cat her age. Still went outside(we live in the country), bossed around the younger cats, practically climbed up your leg if you were making a sandwich.

The house is already a lot quieter without her x.x


I'm so sorry for your loss. *hug*
 
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