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2012-11-01 05:32:19 PM  
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2012-11-01 06:10:56 PM  

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DO NOT WANT!

 
2012-11-01 06:17:18 PM  
Berber kitteh. Easy care, long wearing, stain resistant.
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2012-11-01 07:49:17 PM  
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2012-11-01 08:40:42 PM  
Hi, everyone! It's nice to be back in contact with the outside world again!
 
2012-11-01 08:40:45 PM  
Yay! We haz Caturday! Now all our dear ones can check in? Pleeze?
 
2012-11-01 08:43:23 PM  
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and this from lajimi's FB page

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I am pleased to report I got a wild hair up my ____ and called the local police dept to lajimi's home.
I lucked out getting a guy who knows lajimi and told me he is just fine. the town is still w/o power, so he may not be here this weekend. but we do know he's ok.
 
2012-11-01 08:43:27 PM  
Yay for Caturday!

Ok, if all of our right coast Caturdayers could please check in and let us know how you are doing it would be very much appreciated!
 
2012-11-01 08:44:03 PM  
Meet Steve McQueen, my 9 month old Savannah 

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2012-11-01 08:44:48 PM  

valnt9: [i265.photobucket.com image 282x265]

and this from lajimi's FB page

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I am pleased to report I got a wild hair up my ____ and called the local police dept to lajimi's home.
I lucked out getting a guy who knows lajimi and told me he is just fine. the town is still w/o power, so he may not be here this weekend. but we do know he's ok.



Sounds like you were reading my mind! I am so glad he is ok!
 
2012-11-01 08:45:13 PM  
Interesting breed, but not my cup of tea.

Happy Caturday everyone!
 
2012-11-01 08:46:17 PM  
And the painting my friend did of Steve McQueen

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2012-11-01 08:48:10 PM  

Matticus: Meet Steve McQueen, my 9 month old Savannah 

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Welcome! What kind of cookies did you bring?
 
2012-11-01 08:48:33 PM  
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2012-11-01 08:49:18 PM  
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2012-11-01 08:50:16 PM  
I think someone mentioned they heard from Sherpa and P_V as well
 
2012-11-01 08:51:01 PM  
Is anyone sick and tired of seeing this pic every Thursday night? If so, I'll stop.

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As far as Sandy goes, here on the midcoast of Maine? Frankly, meh. Got an inch or 2 of rain and it was (according to Mrs. Buck; I slept thru it) rather windy overnight Monday/early Tuesday morning. All in all, underwhelming, for which I am grateful. Goes w/o saying that I hope others in the direct path were spared as much hardship and tragedy as possible.
 
2012-11-01 08:51:16 PM  

tigerose: Matticus: Meet Steve McQueen, my 9 month old Savannah 

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Welcome! What kind of cookies did you bring?


Chocolate chip cookies disguised as raisin cookies so only those in the know will eat them
 
2012-11-01 08:54:49 PM  

Matticus: Meet Steve McQueen, my 9 month old Savannah 

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Awesome name. The epitome of cool.

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2012-11-01 08:55:19 PM  

Matticus: tigerose: Matticus: Meet Steve McQueen, my 9 month old Savannah 

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Welcome! What kind of cookies did you bring?

Chocolate chip cookies disguised as raisin cookies so only those in the know will eat them


Sounds yummy! How old is your kitteh, and how did you meet?
 
2012-11-01 08:56:27 PM  
Pleased to hear lajimi's safe, hope other Right Coasters who may lack Ze Elektrik are OK as well.
New Breed, yah right. Knew I'd heard of Selkirk Rex before, even seen a couple. Not all that new, except Relatively Historically.
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Credit that's due goes to DesertZephyr, whose profile says she's still in central TX.
Have finnished the local club rag, now best start on the one for the YLs (that's Young Ladies of the human type to those of you who don't have FCC Amateur Radio Licences, means Women; all of us!)
Matticus, tnx for pix of Steve McQueen, both actual & painting. Savannahs're fairly large, if memory still worx, methuinx...
 
2012-11-01 08:57:13 PM  

tigerose: Matticus: tigerose: Matticus: Meet Steve McQueen, my 9 month old Savannah 

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Welcome! What kind of cookies did you bring?

Chocolate chip cookies disguised as raisin cookies so only those in the know will eat them

Sounds yummy! How old is your kitteh, and how did you meet?


He's 9 months old tomorrow. I met him through a great breeder in Vegas
 
2012-11-01 08:58:15 PM  
We had power the whole time, but we were lucky. Many are still without power, but at least we are going back to school. Need to feed the bank acct! :) most of our damage was caused by toppled trees. Many very old..200 yr old, lost their grips on the saturated soil. And then there were the 20 ft high waves....

I did not sleep well that night!
 
2012-11-01 08:59:10 PM  
We just had some 'nilla pudding. He'll rip your heart out for 'nilla pudding.
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2012-11-01 08:59:26 PM  

John Buck 41: Matticus: Meet Steve McQueen, my 9 month old Savannah 

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Awesome name. The epitome of cool.

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SerenDIPity! Bullitt is on TCM tonite at 9:45!
 
2012-11-01 08:59:36 PM  

laulaja:
Matticus, tnx for pix of Steve McQueen, both actual & painting. Savannahs're fairly large, if memory still worx, methuinx...


He's only an F6, but already larger than both of his parents.
 
2012-11-01 09:01:49 PM  
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Domari said Sherpa has made contact with the outside world. IIRC he's pretty much in the middle of the shiat.
 
2012-11-01 09:02:27 PM  

The Ice Queen: I think someone mentioned they heard from Sherpa and P_V as well


I've spoken to Sherpa and P_V has been on FB
 
2012-11-01 09:14:37 PM  

akimbotoo: Yay for Caturday!

Ok, if all of our right coast Caturdayers could please check in and let us know how you are doing it would be very much appreciated!


Well, there's a tree leaning on my house....
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It fell slowly, so slowly that we didn't even hear it, but the cats did. No real damage, the gutters are dented in 2 spots. The tree company was out here Tuesday, they've got a couple of higher priority jobs (like people with trees through their houses). The tree isn't going anywhere, they'll be here tomorrow or Saturday. I'm hoping Saturday, that way I can get some pictures.

/If you look closely at the sliding door you'll see a lump on the rug.
//Yup, a cat
///Probably Jack
 
2012-11-01 09:15:10 PM  
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2012-11-01 09:18:36 PM  
Snuffybud glad to hear that there was not too much damage. I hope it isn't too expensive to remove. I know that stuff can be expensive!
 
2012-11-01 09:22:41 PM  
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It has been raining all week but during the storm the winds never got over 40mph so I just had a few tree limbs come down and a few shingles off the roof. Nothing major. Not even any power failures. Just another rainy day here. 
Good to hear most everybody came out all right so far.
 
2012-11-01 09:27:52 PM  
Hi guys!! Finally got home, and settled in for Caturday!! YAY! I got Lily on my lap, and a beer at hand....
Life is good! Glad to hear that our friends to the East are mostly doing okay!! I heard from Sherpa18 a couple of days ago, and he said that he's okay, but most of the area around him sucks!
PLUS!! He's getting dangerously low on RUM!!!!! OHNO!!! We need to organize an air-lift!!!!! :D
 
2012-11-01 09:29:40 PM  

tigerose: Snuffybud glad to hear that there was not too much damage. I hope it isn't too expensive to remove. I know that stuff can be expensive!


Other than the deductible, insurance is going to cover it. And it's the neighbor's tree, he's promised to reimburse us the deductible.
 
2012-11-01 09:31:25 PM  
Did someone say my name?
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2012-11-01 09:38:15 PM  
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Lily says..."Oh, hai!"
 
2012-11-01 09:42:26 PM  
Tnx cretinbob for the pix, also relay of word from domari that sherpa's OK, & whoever it was was saw p_v on FB (where I still decline to go).
Snuffybud, hope that tree can be shifted before it does any more damage. When it was still warmish here, Plumbicon was up on the roof with the chainsaw, lopping branches off the closest Bradford pear as that breed of tree's a bit wimpy & breaks easily. Also shoveling leaves out of gutters.
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Think this is the one of Furry/Furrnandina/TheQueenMum I intend to put in my profile, small enough so all those resident may go in. That won't be til the Editing's done, quite likely not before next Tue. Haven't decided yet whether we should go to the local radio club mbrs' mtg; probably just to drop off the newsltrs again & head on to Novice Quartet reh at the place Plumbicon's & the Big Chorus rehearse, that he was conscripted to be El Pres of within minutes of his retirement from the TV station almost 9 yrs ago now (early bcs he could!). That's what was done last month. The Novice QT contest will be Mon Nov 19; we're getting to the point where we sound halfway decent. Not like cat wars at all any more!!!
 
2012-11-01 09:46:08 PM  
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2012-11-01 09:46:31 PM  
A couple more pictures of the tree

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You can see that all it's done is dent the gutters

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Snuffycat showing me how concerned he is that a tree is resting on the house. He's going to be pissed next spring, that tree was part of Squirrel Route 1. They'd jump from our roof to a branch right outside our kitchen window, then go from there to the neighbor's fence
 
2012-11-01 09:48:56 PM  
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Second day after I brought her home. She's exploring the bathroom towel rack...:D
 
2012-11-01 09:49:32 PM  
laulaja cat wars..*snerk* i know exactly what you are talking about! Pic of QueenMum in all her furry glory is marvelous! Great lookin cat.
 
2012-11-01 09:50:13 PM  
Snuffybud - glad to see that the tree didn't cause too much damage!
 
2012-11-01 09:50:17 PM  
The Florida Caturday contingent hopes all who were in Sandy's way are ok. Glad for the update on lajimi and sherpa. Hurricanes are humbling experiences that's for sure. Once you've gone thru one, you don't forget.
 
2012-11-01 09:53:00 PM  
Okay kids...I gotta go for the evening. Time for me to eat something, and chill.
See you all tomorrow! (and I have the day off, 'cuz it's the anniversary of my birthing day), so you all have a great evening, and I'll catch up in the morning!!
HUGS to all who are still trying to recover from Sandy.....
 
2012-11-01 09:54:51 PM  
I'm so relieved to hear everyone is OK.


It seems Suzy has mastered the Vulcan Mind Meld.

My mind to your mind.

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My thoughts to your thoughts.

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She is so talented :-D
 
2012-11-01 09:57:01 PM  
Eli the Bitey did not like the wind one bit! He declined to go outside to use Natures litterbox until Wednesday.

And he wasn't too thrilled with the tree guys who had to remove a fallen tree up the street. He hid all day in the kitchen hall. The chainsaws were too much for him I guess. Too many trucks too!
 
2012-11-01 09:58:51 PM  
Happy Birthday Lilyspad! I hope you enjoy your day!
 
2012-11-01 09:59:28 PM  

gremlin1: [i877.photobucket.com image 500x352]

It has been raining all week but during the storm the winds never got over 40mph so I just had a few tree limbs come down and a few shingles off the roof. Nothing major. Not even any power failures. Just another rainy day here. 
Good to hear most everybody came out all right so far.


Nothing dreadful at all in Pittsburgh even though people all around us were trashed. We got about 3" of rain from Sandy and didn't have any problems at all.
My power didn't even flicker and all the porch furniture is right where I left it.
 
2012-11-01 10:06:48 PM  
lilyspad:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY lilyspad!

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2012-11-01 10:09:29 PM  

yobbery: gremlin1: [i877.photobucket.com image 500x352]

It has been raining all week but during the storm the winds never got over 40mph so I just had a few tree limbs come down and a few shingles off the roof. Nothing major. Not even any power failures. Just another rainy day here. 
Good to hear most everybody came out all right so far.

Nothing dreadful at all in Pittsburgh even though people all around us were trashed. We got about 3" of rain from Sandy and didn't have any problems at all.
My power didn't even flicker and all the porch furniture is right where I left it.


Good. I've been worried about all you folks over there.
 
2012-11-01 10:17:11 PM  
Looks like a poodle crossed with a cat.
 
2012-11-01 10:18:24 PM  
Suzy loves her dad. Even if he is all scruffy lookin.

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2012-11-01 10:21:57 PM  
Suzy trying to get the attention of Mr. Witch and his brother.

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2012-11-01 10:22:34 PM  
Happy Birthday, lilyspad!

/imagine happy birthday picture here
//can't post pics from phone & cable's still out so can't use computer. :(
 
2012-11-01 10:26:22 PM  
lilyspad:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!


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2012-11-01 10:39:10 PM  

gremlin1: lilyspad:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!


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Can't we afford something better for her than PBR :p
Someone has to have some Fat Squirrel!
 
2012-11-01 10:45:22 PM  

The Ice Queen: gremlin1: lilyspad:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!


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Can't we afford something better for her than PBR :p
Someone has to have some Fat Squirrel!


I'm sorry. Blame it on the hurricane. That was all that was left at the store.
 
2012-11-01 10:56:52 PM  

professional_vampire: Hi, everyone! It's nice to be back in contact with the outside world again!


First contact mysslf with the outside world.... Sadly not having a nice titme about it.
 
2012-11-01 10:58:53 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: professional_vampire: Hi, everyone! It's nice to be back in contact with the outside world again!

First contact mysslf with the outside world.... Sadly not having a nice titme about it.


where in the NYC/NJ area are you? how bad did you get hit?
 
2012-11-01 11:00:34 PM  
At very long last has arove at temp threadsend.
Need to find 2 pix, which may not be as hard as it sounds.
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Firstly, for lilyspad on the morrow, credit to valnt9.
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Credit for 2nd to professional_vampire. Not as much of this here as elsewhere. No snow here either.
Thirdly, had a challenging time getting here after tripping over that carrier pigeon who might've ended WW2 3 yrs sooner if it hadn't needed a break & gotten monoxided instead.
See you good folk in the daylight
 
2012-11-01 11:02:56 PM  
Thanks everyone! I don't much "celebrate" the day anymore...just another day now.
But I'm happy to hear that most of our friends in the East are doing okay! I was very worried!
Okay...off to bed now...for real! See you all in the o-dark-30 am!
 
2012-11-01 11:04:26 PM  
lilyspad:
I have the day off, 'cuz it's the anniversary of my birthing day

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2012-11-01 11:06:45 PM  
HAHA gremiln1...pbr is okay! Not what I usually drink, but...whatthehell...I'm a cheap date!! Thanks so much for the thought!! Very cute post!!! :D
 
2012-11-01 11:09:50 PM  
Hey there. 

Hope everyone's hanging in there for the weekend.

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2012-11-01 11:26:19 PM  
happy birfdate lilyspad
will there be a party? this skwerl wants to know...

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2012-11-01 11:30:32 PM  

valnt9: AlwaysRightBoy: professional_vampire: Hi, everyone! It's nice to be back in contact with the outside world again!

First contact mysslf with the outside world.... Sadly not having a nice titme about it.

where in the NYC/NJ area are you? how bad did you get hit?


Sandy Hook.

Things are still vedy bad.
 
2012-11-01 11:43:21 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: valnt9: AlwaysRightBoy: professional_vampire: Hi, everyone! It's nice to be back in contact with the outside world again!

First contact mysslf with the outside world.... Sadly not having a nice titme about it.

where in the NYC/NJ area are you? how bad did you get hit?

Sandy Hook.

Things are still vedy bad.


I lived in Sea Bright at one time.
is it still there? or did it get destroyed?
 
2012-11-02 12:02:45 AM  
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2012-11-02 12:03:40 AM  
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2012-11-02 12:05:31 AM  
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2012-11-02 12:08:53 AM  
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2012-11-02 12:10:19 AM  
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2012-11-02 12:30:28 AM  
We got lucky here. The storm tracking showed it was supposed to go through NJ, PA then turn north and cut through upstate NY. When Sandy passed by she bought minimal rain and wind. Our lights flickered a few times but we never lost power. Only a couple hundred people in our county lost power but it was repaired and back on quickly.

Some of my NJ and NYC friends weren't so lucky. One woman I know in Rockaway lost everything, her home, her business, and many of her cats. She was also a cat rescuer, caring for feral colonies, and was part of the death row cats group.

The stories and photos are horrendous. We're really so lucky to have what we have.
 
2012-11-02 12:56:47 AM  
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2012-11-02 02:00:28 AM  
Poodle cat? That's like platypus 2.0.
 
2012-11-02 02:11:49 AM  

Matticus: Meet Steve McQueen, my 9 month old Savannah 

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Hi Steve! You are one cool cat.

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2012-11-02 02:14:38 AM  

lilyspad: Okay kids...I gotta go for the evening. Time for me to eat something, and chill.
See you all tomorrow! (and I have the day off, 'cuz it's the anniversary of my birthing day), so you all have a great evening, and I'll catch up in the morning!!
HUGS to all who are still trying to recover from Sandy.....


Happee Birfday Lilyspad!!!
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2012-11-02 04:19:22 AM  
Lilyspad:
--Happy Birthing Day!

All Sandy Farkers:
--Keep safe and try to remain sane. We'll hope to hear from you all but understand that may not be possible. You're in our thoughts and, for those of us that pray, in our prayers as well. May not help but can't hurt.

I probably wont be around much this weekend. Today, have to try and finish the weeks work in my programming class, get caught up with laundry, and head to the store. Tomorrow there is work, a bit of shopping for some warmer winter shirts, and then dinner with the in-laws. Sunday is panic time as I finish all the course work I can't get to today.
 
2012-11-02 05:11:35 AM  
Behold the 'Selkirk Rex' a new breed of cat that will have you saying AW, all day long on Caturday

Boy I really need my morning cup of tea. I read that headline and pictured something like this...

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2012-11-02 05:25:18 AM  
So everywhere I went today it was: "Halloween's over, ho ho ho Merry Christmas!"

I wish they would hold the jingle bells and gift-giving ideas for a few days so we could catch our breath!

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Sheesh.
 
2012-11-02 06:39:24 AM  
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2012-11-02 06:40:25 AM  
I feel pretty
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2012-11-02 06:41:54 AM  
Oh so pretty
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2012-11-02 08:11:49 AM  
Oh my goodness, look who Buddy and I found in the cherry tree just now!
Two fuzzy little babby raccoons!!!
When they heard us coming they ran way up high into the tree. But not too far up for the camera flash.
A weird time of year for babies... but there they were.

This one was very chatty, wouldn't stop chirrupping away to his brother, I think he felt very scared.

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Here is the second one. This is looking directly straight up overhead! Couldn't take his eyes off me. He was petrified. But SO CUTE.

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Luckily Buddy couldn't see them, only smell them, otherwise there would have been some serious neighbour-waking barking! And terrified baby raccoons.

They were OK. Their mama wasn't far away. We went back inside before she could make our acquaintance though.

Whew! That was fun. OK I can go to bed now. :)
 
2012-11-02 08:21:34 AM  
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2012-11-02 08:31:28 AM  
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2012-11-02 08:54:45 AM  
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2012-11-02 09:08:59 AM  
Good morning, all! Hope everyone is having a Happy Friday.
 
2012-11-02 09:27:26 AM  

Matticus: Meet Steve McQueen, my 9 month old Savannah 

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Oh, man. I want one so badly! So pretty. How's the personality?

Gotta wait for my poor Cydney to give up the ghost. Bad days are outnumbering the good. But she's not in pain so we take it one day at a time.
 
2012-11-02 09:29:26 AM  
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Cda lined up caption bit better.
Tnx all for overnightey pix, esp spinach gunk for Maine Coon clinging to snowman. Greatly resembles Furry/Furrnandina/TheQueenMum on a better fur day than when I took that pic.
Delayed by tripping over Zion the dog mistakenly euthed in Chattahooga shelter due to "staff errors" on main. Left a comment; not entirely explained by happening in Chattahooga, but partly. Mee-yow!
professional_vampire, pleased to see you present & accounted for. Happy so far; route to mid-PM sing slightly altered by landline from She Who's Driving Van, to make route more efficient for more folk who won't now need to drive furr-ther to leave their own vehicles. Plumbicon's taking me & another singer who lives nearby. (She has Feline Overlord Simba, also a Maine Coon.) Am told by driver I still won't need to hang onto roof rack, tho may need to curl up back in the back..
 
2012-11-02 10:16:22 AM  
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2012-11-02 10:17:12 AM  
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2012-11-02 10:17:57 AM  
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2012-11-02 10:18:43 AM  
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2012-11-02 10:19:49 AM  
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2012-11-02 10:21:28 AM  
Morning Everyone! Happy Friday!!
Kicking around the house today...have to go to the DMV and
get a new license...ugh! I just might go kick some tires and look at new cars just for the fun
of it!
Spinach Gunk....nice raccoon pics!
 
2012-11-02 10:27:19 AM  
G'morning evybuddy. Crunch time in vuduland. Daughter is getting married tomorrow! What an amazing combination of excited and freaked out at the same time :-)
 
2012-11-02 10:28:02 AM  
Thanks for all the birfday wishes guys! I gotta start taking notes...
I haz goldfish memory too!
 
2012-11-02 10:30:18 AM  

vudutek: G'morning evybuddy. Crunch time in vuduland. Daughter is getting married tomorrow! What an amazing combination of excited and freaked out at the same time :-)


Mazel tov! The weather should be beautiful.
 
2012-11-02 10:49:59 AM  

vudutek: G'morning evybuddy. Crunch time in vuduland. Daughter is getting married tomorrow! What an amazing combination of excited and freaked out at the same time :-)


Congratulations
Don't forget to get plenty of pictures.
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2012-11-02 11:28:47 AM  
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/I like Christmas all year
//have a humbug family
 
2012-11-02 11:47:58 AM  
diogenes, coming condolences for Cydney. Pls love her/him AMAP (As Much As Possible) while you still can.
vudutek, best Caturday luck on dtr's wedding tomorrow.
Member of my local amateur radio club announced in an e-mail to the the club reflector, just seen by moi, that we placed 30th of 326 in our cat-egory at Field Day (always last wkend in June) this yr.
Also says the Field Day Chair, who's also hosting Single Sideband Sweepstakes Nov 17-19, has apparently learnt how to herd cats. He & spouse had single Feline Overlord last I heard.
Make-up's on for sing, now just need to dress & lunch early. Move Afoot to Dine Early after we sing.
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Credit to Haruko_ in the Ago.
 
2012-11-02 11:49:17 AM  
Sneaking in while on a break from homework...

Love celebrating Christmas, though it's a secular holiday for me. Ultra love celebrating halloween: used to dress up and participate in haunted houses while I still lived states side. Unfortunately, they don't celebrate it over here :(

This will be the first year in the new house (move in first week of December) and I'm planning a few Christmasy decorations :D

/also have goldfish memory
 
2012-11-02 12:00:50 PM  

Diogenes: Matticus: Meet Steve McQueen, my 9 month old Savannah 

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Oh, man. I want one so badly! So pretty. How's the personality?

Gotta wait for my poor Cydney to give up the ghost. Bad days are outnumbering the good. But she's not in pain so we take it one day at a time.


He's the sweetest boy. Very curious and playful. Very affectionate. Loves people and will curl up next to anyone. If I get after him for doing something bad, he'll go in the other room and cry until I call him over and forgive him. He has two littly w00t monkeys that, in his mind, have to be together. If I put them in different places in the house, he'll have them together somewhere else by the time I get home.
 
2012-11-02 12:01:09 PM  
Yay, Caturday!
Getting through the workday, one cup of coffee at a time. Tasty, delicious coffee... :P
 
2012-11-02 12:04:08 PM  
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Lily says" Hai Guize!"
 
2012-11-02 12:27:48 PM  

vudutek: G'morning evybuddy. Crunch time in vuduland. Daughter is getting married tomorrow! What an amazing combination of excited and freaked out at the same time :-)


Been there, done that - no matter what 'goes wrong' remember that you are the only one who knows what 'should' have happened. Your guests won't have a clue. My daughter planned an outdoor wedding - we had tornado warnings and violent thunderstorms all day. It still worked out beautifully. Take a deep breath and enjoy the day - it only happens once :-)

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2012-11-02 12:28:18 PM  
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2012-11-02 12:38:29 PM  
Shill post coming up -

My son, Jamie, is HFA (High-Functioning Autism), and was diagnosed @ age 3 as 'severely' autistic. At the time, we were told that he wouldn't go to school, wouldn't ride a bike, woudn't hold normal conversations, yadda, yadda, yadda. Well, at 17, he's turned out to be quite the amazing young man. He's a junior in HS, a straight-A student, not only rides a bike, but drives (better than his mother) has completed 3 century (100-mile+) bike rides, and is about the most social kid you'll run in to. He's also a Life Scout, working on his Eagle project, which is to raise awareness, collect supplies and raise donations for the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART), a 501 (c) (3) no-kill animal rescue / support group. Jamie's been the one who's picked out all our current rescues (two cats and a dog), and he wants to give back by helping HART.

This is Jamie:

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These are our current rescued resident / owners Molly, Tobe and Daisy. Daisy doesn't quite count as a real dog, so she is treading (ever so lightly) on Caturday turf.

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....and here are some of the current kitties at HART that are looking for homes:

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Jamie's doing a local supply drive for the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART), but I also wanted to reach out to FARK to challenge them to help, too. If you'd like to help, please consider donating to HART.

You can donate via PayPal or JustGive.org. I know there are lots of deserving people and organizations, but if you'd consider donating to HART, Jamie and HART's cats and dogs would very much appreciate it.

If you donate, thank you very much - make sure that you tag the donation as 'Jamie Eagle Project' in the 'name' or 'instructions for HART (PayPal), so we can see how much of a difference FARK can make....

If you can't donate, thank you for readling all the way through this post- and thanks for all you do for your kitties.
 
2012-11-02 12:43:34 PM  
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2012-11-02 12:44:09 PM  
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2012-11-02 12:47:52 PM  
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2012-11-02 12:48:33 PM  
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2012-11-02 12:51:10 PM  
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2012-11-02 01:07:36 PM  
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2012-11-02 01:34:35 PM  

laulaja: diogenes, coming condolences for Cydney. Pls love her/him AMAP (As Much As Possible) while you still can.


It's all I can do. It's especially hard because there's nothing that clearly says "it's time to make that horrible decision." The vet has been very supportive. But I appreciate it! She's very special to me.

Matticus: He's the sweetest boy. Very curious and playful. Very affectionate. Loves people and will curl up next to anyone. If I get after him for doing something bad, he'll go in the other room and cry until I call him over and forgive him. He has two littly w00t monkeys that, in his mind, have to be together. If I put them in different places in the house, he'll have them together somewhere else by the time I get home.


I may have to take the plunge when it's time. That sounds so sweet! And smart. Like a dog-cat.
 
2012-11-02 01:39:47 PM  

lilyspad: Thanks for all the birfday wishes guys! I gotta start taking notes...
I haz goldfish memory too!


Happy Birthday!
 
2012-11-02 01:55:59 PM  

Diogenes: laulaja: diogenes, coming condolences for Cydney. Pls love her/him AMAP (As Much As Possible) while you still can.

It's all I can do. It's especially hard because there's nothing that clearly says "it's time to make that horrible decision." The vet has been very supportive. But I appreciate it! She's very special to me.

Matticus: He's the sweetest boy. Very curious and playful. Very affectionate. Loves people and will curl up next to anyone. If I get after him for doing something bad, he'll go in the other room and cry until I call him over and forgive him. He has two littly w00t monkeys that, in his mind, have to be together. If I put them in different places in the house, he'll have them together somewhere else by the time I get home.

I may have to take the plunge when it's time. That sounds so sweet! And smart. Like a dog-cat.



They do sound like amazing cats. I have two Bengals and an ex-feral fluffy cat, and all 3 fetch! The Bengal boys will drop the ball 2 feet to 8 feet away and expect you to get up and grab it to throw it for them! The ex-feral fluffy girl will bring the ball and drop it in your hand!
 
2012-11-02 02:05:34 PM  
Kitties!

TCFW (too cute for work)
 
2012-11-02 02:17:14 PM  

akimbotoo: They do sound like amazing cats. I have two Bengals and an ex-feral fluffy cat, and all 3 fetch! The Bengal boys will drop the ball 2 feet to 8 feet away and expect you to get up and grab it to throw it for them! The ex-feral fluffy girl will bring the ball and drop it in your hand!


I didn't want a cat. I rescued Cyd from the wild when I first moved to Orlando. I was waiting to get settled and get a dog. I always had big dogs. Never a cat. So when I was raising Cydney I treated her like a dog. She fetches, too. The best are the plastic rings (must be unbroken) from jars like sunflower seeds. I roll them, she grabs them, and brings them back to do again.
 
2012-11-02 02:38:33 PM  

Diogenes: akimbotoo: They do sound like amazing cats. I have two Bengals and an ex-feral fluffy cat, and all 3 fetch! The Bengal boys will drop the ball 2 feet to 8 feet away and expect you to get up and grab it to throw it for them! The ex-feral fluffy girl will bring the ball and drop it in your hand!

I didn't want a cat. I rescued Cyd from the wild when I first moved to Orlando. I was waiting to get settled and get a dog. I always had big dogs. Never a cat. So when I was raising Cydney I treated her like a dog. She fetches, too. The best are the plastic rings (must be unbroken) from jars like sunflower seeds. I roll them, she grabs them, and brings them back to do again.


The nearest Gremie comes to acting like a dog is when he is not where I can see him. He will come when he's called. I yell "Gremie,Gremie,Gremie," and he will come to where ever I am. It must be yelled 3 times or he won't show up. Once he came running up from the basement covered in cobwebs with a look on his face like "this better be important".
 
2012-11-02 02:45:00 PM  

akimbotoo: Diogenes: laulaja: diogenes, coming condolences for Cydney. Pls love her/him AMAP (As Much As Possible) while you still can.

It's all I can do. It's especially hard because there's nothing that clearly says "it's time to make that horrible decision." The vet has been very supportive. But I appreciate it! She's very special to me.

Matticus: He's the sweetest boy. Very curious and playful. Very affectionate. Loves people and will curl up next to anyone. If I get after him for doing something bad, he'll go in the other room and cry until I call him over and forgive him. He has two littly w00t monkeys that, in his mind, have to be together. If I put them in different places in the house, he'll have them together somewhere else by the time I get home.

I may have to take the plunge when it's time. That sounds so sweet! And smart. Like a dog-cat.


They do sound like amazing cats. I have two Bengals and an ex-feral fluffy cat, and all 3 fetch! The Bengal boys will drop the ball 2 feet to 8 feet away and expect you to get up and grab it to throw it for them! The ex-feral fluffy girl will bring the ball and drop it in your hand!


Steve does the same thing (drop it 3 feet away). Just another way cats love to fark with us and maintain their power over us.
 
2012-11-02 02:52:48 PM  
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2012-11-02 02:58:11 PM  
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2012-11-02 02:58:59 PM  

Matticus: akimbotoo: Diogenes: laulaja: diogenes, coming condolences for Cydney. Pls love her/him AMAP (As Much As Possible) while you still can.

It's all I can do. It's especially hard because there's nothing that clearly says "it's time to make that horrible decision." The vet has been very supportive. But I appreciate it! She's very special to me.

Matticus: He's the sweetest boy. Very curious and playful. Very affectionate. Loves people and will curl up next to anyone. If I get after him for doing something bad, he'll go in the other room and cry until I call him over and forgive him. He has two littly w00t monkeys that, in his mind, have to be together. If I put them in different places in the house, he'll have them together somewhere else by the time I get home.

I may have to take the plunge when it's time. That sounds so sweet! And smart. Like a dog-cat.


They do sound like amazing cats. I have two Bengals and an ex-feral fluffy cat, and all 3 fetch! The Bengal boys will drop the ball 2 feet to 8 feet away and expect you to get up and grab it to throw it for them! The ex-feral fluffy girl will bring the ball and drop it in your hand!

Steve does the same thing (drop it 3 feet away). Just another way cats love to fark with us and maintain their power over us.



That is so true!
 
2012-11-02 02:59:55 PM  
Well...now I won't feel so bad about bringing Littlemews.org up again
 
2012-11-02 03:10:53 PM  

Snuffybud: A couple more pictures of the tree

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You can see that all it's done is dent the gutters

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Snuffycat showing me how concerned he is that a tree is resting on the house. He's going to be pissed next spring, that tree was part of Squirrel Route 1. They'd jump from our roof to a branch right outside our kitchen window, then go from there to the neighbor's fence


Neighbor's tree, then? Have it charged with trespassing. :-D

Glad that you and the other East Coasters made it through.
 
2012-11-02 03:14:03 PM  
Hello everybodeee!

 ^-^
='.'=

Happy Hatching Anniversary to all you Caturdayers who are celebrating your day...and may it indeed be a celebration!

yellowcat: The Florida Caturday contingent hopes all who were in Sandy's way are ok. Glad for the update on lajimi and sherpa. Hurricanes are humbling experiences that's for sure. Once you've gone thru one, you don't forget.


Had a tornado boogie through here a couple years ago...
I didn't know it was a tornado until later (touchdown about 1.5 miles from my house!); just thought that the mother, father and family reunion of all hailstorms was passing through.
Vaguely heard the tornado siren but didn't recognize what it was...just felt really bad for any rescue workers who were out in that maelstrom.
Stood stunned at my front door and watched...the violence was incredible.
Went out after everything had calmed down and the air smelled just...incredible. Sweet, fresh, clean...with the scent released from all the fallen leaves and broken branches...this was the air that's described in so many books as 'never breathed before'.

spinach gunk: Oh my goodness, look who Buddy and I found in the cherry tree just now!
Two fuzzy little babby raccoons!!!
When they heard us coming they ran way up high into the tree. But not too far up for the camera flash.
A weird time of year for babies... but there they were.

This one was very chatty, wouldn't stop chirrupping away to his brother, I think he felt very scared.
Here is the second one. This is looking directly straight up overhead! Couldn't take his eyes off me. He was petrified. But SO CUTE.

[Luckily Buddy couldn't see them, only smell them, otherwise there would have been some serious neighbour-waking barking! And terrified baby raccoons.

They were OK. Their mama wasn't far away. We went back inside before she could make our acquaintance though.

Whew! That was fun. OK I can go to bed now. :)


When I lived in Oregon there was a family of raccoons (Mama and 3 babies) would come sniffing around my back porch. The babies would take food from my hand with their tiny little warm clever fingers. Mama would stand back, glaring and growling...letting me know that if I even THOUGHT about trying to touch or pet one of the little ones she'd rip me a new one...or several. She did accept a raw egg from me when I (very gently) rolled it to her however...
Does it make sense that I felt honored, being allowed to interact with WILD animals like this?
 
2012-11-02 03:16:07 PM  

gremlin1: Once he came running up from the basement covered in cobwebs with a look on his face like "this better be important".


*snert* I can so picture this.
 
2012-11-02 03:42:06 PM  

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2012-11-02 03:42:45 PM  

kokomo61: Shill post coming up -
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Not sure if or how well it will work, but I posted that to the FarkUs tab for you.
 
2012-11-02 03:49:09 PM  

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2012-11-02 03:56:13 PM  

cretinbob: kokomo61: Shill post coming up -
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Not sure if or how well it will work, but I posted that to the FarkUs tab for you.


Thank you - I've already done one FarkUs post, and asked the modmins what the policy / practice is for keeping it visible. They gave the advice to post again, so I've posted here, and will do another FarkUS post after the weekend.....I think it's for a good cause, and while I've already gotten some flak for it being related to Scouting, it's for HART, and Jamie would do something to help them even if he was doing it just on his own.

(I think it's at least as noble as Give Joe the Bird, but that's just my opinion).

Thanks again. It's appreciated.
 
2012-11-02 03:59:36 PM  

kokomo61: cretinbob: kokomo61: Shill post coming up -
.................

Not sure if or how well it will work, but I posted that to the FarkUs tab for you.

Thank you - I've already done one FarkUs post, and asked the modmins what the policy / practice is for keeping it visible. They gave the advice to post again, so I've posted here, and will do another FarkUS post after the weekend.....I think it's for a good cause, and while I've already gotten some flak for it being related to Scouting, it's for HART, and Jamie would do something to help them even if he was doing it just on his own.

(I think it's at least as noble as Give Joe the Bird, but that's just my opinion).

Thanks again. It's appreciated.


Yeah, definitely needs re-submitting to the FarkUs tab. Caturday folks are good people, but overall we're a fairly small percentage of farkers. FarkUs will give you more visibility.
 
2012-11-02 04:06:06 PM  
Should I wait for Caturday to go Green, and re-submit Sunday, or just go ahead and re-submit? (getting the visibility is great, but I hate to keep beating people over the head with hit).
 
2012-11-02 04:18:34 PM  
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2012-11-02 04:20:13 PM  
we have a blanket hanging over the back of our couch and today one of my cats decided that it was the best place to sleep and has been curled up there for the last few hours

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2012-11-02 04:23:58 PM  

Metalupis: we have a blanket hanging over the back of our couch and today one of my cats decided that it was the best place to sleep and has been curled up there for the last few hours

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I wish I could sleep like that. Your cat looks so very comfortable.
 
2012-11-02 04:27:39 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Metalupis: we have a blanket hanging over the back of our couch and today one of my cats decided that it was the best place to sleep and has been curled up there for the last few hours

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I wish I could sleep like that. Your cat looks so very comfortable.


I first noticed him in there around noon and he hasn't left yet, so he must be

his brother is currently asleep on our tempurpedic bed, and I'm not sure where the other two are at, but from the quite I will assume it is nap time in the household
 
2012-11-02 04:31:44 PM  

Metalupis: Bathia_Mapes: Metalupis: we have a blanket hanging over the back of our couch and today one of my cats decided that it was the best place to sleep and has been curled up there for the last few hours

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I wish I could sleep like that. Your cat looks so very comfortable.

I first noticed him in there around noon and he hasn't left yet, so he must be

his brother is currently asleep on our tempurpedic bed, and I'm not sure where the other two are at, but from the quite quiet I will assume it is nap time in the household


I spell good
 
2012-11-02 04:32:05 PM  
Thanks akimbotoo!!!
 
2012-11-02 04:35:59 PM  
Well...now I won't feel so bad about bringing Littlemews.org up again

Cretinbob, you should NEVER feel bad about bringing up littlemews!!! You and Domari have an awesome organization, and are much appreciated!
 
2012-11-02 04:41:28 PM  
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2012-11-02 04:43:09 PM  

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2012-11-02 04:44:31 PM  
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2012-11-02 04:48:36 PM  
Jackson Herring:

Excellent. You get the paritsan tag.
 
2012-11-02 04:57:12 PM  

thebarngodess: vudutek: G'morning evybuddy. Crunch time in vuduland. Daughter is getting married tomorrow! What an amazing combination of excited and freaked out at the same time :-)

Been there, done that - no matter what 'goes wrong' remember that you are the only one who knows what 'should' have happened. Your guests won't have a clue. My daughter planned an outdoor wedding - we had tornado warnings and violent thunderstorms all day. It still worked out beautifully. Take a deep breath and enjoy the day - it only happens once :-)

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What she said. And I want that cake!!!
 
2012-11-02 05:04:13 PM  
Hi Everyone! Happy Birthday to Lilyspad!!
I'm glad to hear that our caturday family seems to be mostly ok from the storms. It gives me a Happy.

Cool Story Sis...
Now you all have to remember that I am old. Its been MANY years since I have had to deal with little kids. I took it upon myself to help out my husbands nephew by watching his kids for him today. The regular babysitter had an emergency. Do any of you know what a handful a 4 yr old, a 2 yr old, and a 1yr old are? I don't think I got to sit for 10 minutes all day. The 1 yr old learned how to walk 2 days ago, so its a whole new world for her. It was a loooooong 6 hours. I think I have watched more Dora, Mickey Mouse Club, and Diego than I have watched any other show in my life. Now don't get me wrong. I didn't mind helping out in an emergency, but damn, I'm too old for this. And the diapers.. the POOPY diapers. Ugggg. Anyway just wanted to let you all know that even though I am old, I still got a little ambition left in me. Although..this is how I feel right now....

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My cat...My caption

Huggggggggs to everyone!!
 
2012-11-02 05:04:48 PM  
Eli the Bitey will come when you whistle for him. My other cats used to do this as well. All I did to "train" him was to whistle when I gave him his food. Always...and then when he'd come when called at other times I would give him a treat..and say, "Treat?" And then toss it across the floor..wtch him chase after it on the wood floor...skid...grab treat/miss treat depending on the velocity...and then watch him eat it with relish! And no not that kind...:)
 
2012-11-02 05:08:27 PM  
Off topic...but about 20 mins after I came home I heard a huge boom! and then what sounded like a load of pots and pans falling off the back of a truck..I went to the front window and saw that the telephone pole was down in front of the house and it was twined around a biiig semi rig's back end...it pulled my pole and the pole up the street down. My son came walking down the street about 5 mins after this happened. If he had not been late, it would have happened right in front of him! Eeeeek!

Oh yeah, and I had just let Eli out to go potty...I wonder when he'll get over his fright and come home!
 
2012-11-02 05:12:02 PM  
Thanks SweetBecca! I got to go to the DMV and get a new license today....they're a sweet bunch of people, aren't they? *snerk* At least I don't have to go back for another 5 years!
 
2012-11-02 05:12:05 PM  

SweetBecca: Hi Everyone! Happy Birthday to Lilyspad!!
I'm glad to hear that our caturday family seems to be mostly ok from the storms. It gives me a Happy.

Cool Story Sis...
Now you all have to remember that I am old. Its been MANY years since I have had to deal with little kids. I took it upon myself to help out my husbands nephew by watching his kids for him today. The regular babysitter had an emergency. Do any of you know what a handful a 4 yr old, a 2 yr old, and a 1yr old are? I don't think I got to sit for 10 minutes all day. The 1 yr old learned how to walk 2 days ago, so its a whole new world for her. It was a loooooong 6 hours. I think I have watched more Dora, Mickey Mouse Club, and Diego than I have watched any other show in my life. Now don't get me wrong. I didn't mind helping out in an emergency, but damn, I'm too old for this. And the diapers.. the POOPY diapers. Ugggg. Anyway just wanted to let you all know that even though I am old, I still got a little ambition left in me. Although..this is how I feel right now....

My cat...My caption

Huggggggggs to everyone!!


I agree with your caption! I've been sitting on line to get gas for an hour now and still can't see the station! And I'll most likely have to go to the office I'm scheduled to work in tomorrow - even though there's no power there now, isn't likely to be power there tomorrow and it's 35 miles from my house! I'm really starting to hate my company.
 
2012-11-02 05:15:16 PM  
I've been sitting on line to get gas for an hour now and still can't see the station! And I'll most likely have to go to the office I'm scheduled to work in tomorrow - even though there's no power there now, isn't likely to be power there tomorrow and it's 35 miles from my house! I'm really starting to hate my company.

Um, don't you work at a place that has to have refrigeration and uses centrifuges and stuff, or am I confused? (even more than usual)
 
2012-11-02 05:22:24 PM  
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Here P_V, have a Lily....:D
 
2012-11-02 05:24:12 PM  

tigerose: Eli the Bitey will come when you whistle for him. My other cats used to do this as well. All I did to "train" him was to whistle when I gave him his food. Always...and then when he'd come when called at other times I would give him a treat..and say, "Treat?" And then toss it across the floor..wtch him chase after it on the wood floor...skid...grab treat/miss treat depending on the velocity...and then watch him eat it with relish! And no not that kind...:)


Most of my clowder come when called...eventually. Raven is the best about this.
They do understand the word "snack", so if I ask if they want one I will have three cats singing the "Feed me, Seymour!" song.
D'Artagnan doesn't care for gushyfud- he'd rather have what the humans are having.

I have a rule about "Don't tease the cats"...which means if they get the idea that a treat is forthcoming (if I inadvertantly rattle the jar where treats are kept) they get their treat.
Makes it a wonderful incentive for them to quit 'being a cat'* and just come inside NOW.

*They want to come in, they're going to come in...but they're going to take their own sweet time about doing so. 


Threadjack....
OH!
This time of year there are the most WONDERFUL apples available. They are called "Honeycrisp" and they are beyond delicious.
Big, juicy, sweet and flavorful.
MANGA!

/threadjack
 
2012-11-02 05:27:36 PM  

lilyspad: *snip* See you all tomorrow! (and I have the day off, 'cuz it's the anniversary of my birthing day), so you all have a great evening, and I'll catch up in the morning!!
HUGS to all who are still trying to recover from Sandy.....


Happy Birthday, lilyspad! I hope you made the absolute most of your special day!
 
2012-11-02 05:31:41 PM  
Like so many others, it seems, I too have a serious case of the Goldfish Memory... If there are others celebrating, I wish you all the happiest of days to come, and for anybody mourning the passing of a loved one (furred or not) I understand your pain... I am happy that so many of us made it through Sandy with minimal (or no!) problems! We kept power, although it flickered... Early snow storm to the west and hurricane to the east - we missed 'em both, thankfully!
 
2012-11-02 05:32:37 PM  
I got sent home from work because I have cooties and nobody wanted me around to share! Oh well... I had a nap and got to cuddle with my critters and play with the neighborhood pups for a bit.

Speaking of the neighborhood pups... These two little miniature Schnauzers are looking at losing their home - papa is active US Army and is looking at being redeployed - mama wants to follow him, but pups don't seem to be welcome on base housing. They talked to family members and nobody seems willing to take on both (they're from the same breeder, same biatch, but different litters), and the breeder is not returning calls, even after assuring them that she'd take them in if he were ever deployed and not able to keep them... it would be a shame to separate them. They are Fozzie's bestest friends and Cheech's last day was spent playing with them - they were the only doggy neighbors that would play with him (side note... the anniversary of his death is only four days from today?). Their mama and papa always talk about how anti-social they are, but they love Fozzie, and give me kisses for treats. I may be insane (two cats and one dog with me in a 780 sq. ft. condo), but I could not bear to see them separated... Am I really considering taking on TWO additional pups? On top of the zoo I already have in my little abode? Am I insane? Is this the right thing to do? They may return and be able to reclaim them, but they may not... I did tell their papa to not do anything without first talking to me. Fozzie would be heartbroken if they went away, and I am quite fond of them, myself...
 
2012-11-02 05:34:25 PM  

tigerose: Eli the Bitey will come when you whistle for him. My other cats used to do this as well. All I did to "train" him was to whistle when I gave him his food. Always...and then when he'd come when called at other times I would give him a treat..and say, "Treat?" And then toss it across the floor..wtch him chase after it on the wood floor...skid...grab treat/miss treat depending on the velocity...and then watch him eat it with relish! And no not that kind...:)



The 3 cats we have had in the past would always come running if we quietly snapped our fingers. The 3 heathens we have now will have none of that rude stuff! They will come if we call them by name, unless they think it is food or treat time and then everyone comes running and skidding to a stop.
 
2012-11-02 05:37:33 PM  
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2012-11-02 05:40:28 PM  
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2012-11-02 05:41:51 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 05:42:09 PM  

reigning.cats.and.dogs: I got sent home from work because I have cooties and nobody wanted me around to share! Oh well... I had a nap and got to cuddle with my critters and play with the neighborhood pups for a bit.

Speaking of the neighborhood pups... These two little miniature Schnauzers are looking at losing their home - papa is active US Army and is looking at being redeployed - mama wants to follow him, but pups don't seem to be welcome on base housing. They talked to family members and nobody seems willing to take on both (they're from the same breeder, same biatch, but different litters), and the breeder is not returning calls, even after assuring them that she'd take them in if he were ever deployed and not able to keep them... it would be a shame to separate them. They are Fozzie's bestest friends and Cheech's last day was spent playing with them - they were the only doggy neighbors that would play with him (side note... the anniversary of his death is only four days from today?). Their mama and papa always talk about how anti-social they are, but they love Fozzie, and give me kisses for treats. I may be insane (two cats and one dog with me in a 780 sq. ft. condo), but I could not bear to see them separated... Am I really considering taking on TWO additional pups? On top of the zoo I already have in my little abode? Am I insane? Is this the right thing to do? They may return and be able to reclaim them, but they may not... I did tell their papa to not do anything without first talking to me. Fozzie would be heartbroken if they went away, and I am quite fond of them, myself...


Oh hell, do it! You'll kick yourself if you don't and it sounds like they like you already!
 
2012-11-02 05:42:33 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Metalupis: we have a blanket hanging over the back of our couch and today one of my cats decided that it was the best place to sleep and has been curled up there for the last few hours

[img.photobucket.com image 450x798]

I wish I could sleep like that. Your cat looks so very comfortable.


HOW. WELCOME KITTY TEEPEE. SIT. SMOKE PEACE NIP.
 
2012-11-02 05:54:49 PM  
Happy Birthday, lilyspad! I hope you made the absolute most of your special day!

Thanks! I went to the DMV and then the grocery store, and did some laundry and dishes! It was a BLAST!!!! Ha...
 
2012-11-02 05:55:56 PM  
Missy, my BF's cat of 15 1/2 years passed away this morning at 10:45 AM. She died from FLEAS and the anemia they caused, despite her being treated and dosed with Frontline just 2 weeks ago. :-/ The only thing the vet told us (outside of giving her anti-flea stuff) was "feed her more." :-P Apparently, she was doing fine up until 2 days ago when all her get-up-and-go got up and went. She is sorely missed here. She was a very smart and loving kitty with an attitude as big as the moon.

Here is a pic of the little girl.

i249.photobucket.com

For some reason, she liked hanging out in the bathroom.
 
2012-11-02 05:56:35 PM  
I should note that it's kind of ironic that she passed on the Day of the Dead. :-P
 
2012-11-02 05:57:13 PM  

reigning.cats.and.dogs: Am I insane?


I think we're ALL insane here! GO FOR IT!!!!!!
 
2012-11-02 06:02:09 PM  

xanadian: Missy, my BF's cat of 15 1/2 years passed away this morning at 10:45 AM. She died from FLEAS and the anemia they caused, despite her being treated and dosed with Frontline just 2 weeks ago. :-/ The only thing the vet told us (outside of giving her anti-flea stuff) was "feed her more." :-P Apparently, she was doing fine up until 2 days ago when all her get-up-and-go got up and went. She is sorely missed here. She was a very smart and loving kitty with an attitude as big as the moon.

Here is a pic of the little girl.

[i249.photobucket.com image 426x639]

For some reason, she liked hanging out in the bathroom.


So sorry. Missy looks like she was a sweetheart and to go like that...Your vet needs a talking to. Sounds like he was lax in his care.
 
2012-11-02 06:02:11 PM  
Happy Bird-day, lilyspad!!!

So very glad those who have checked in are doing well after Sandy! I was worried about everyone (and still am... crazy stuff there!)


I don't even know what I just read/saw... so very out of it. Trying to take myself off a med and discovered very quickly that I must move S.L.O.W.L.Y with it because I got hella sick. I was going to back off and only take 2 pills per day, but instead I have to slowly increase the number of hours in between doses. I'm done. I don't care what kind of wonder drugs they claim to have. Over the past almost 5 years, they've given me nearly 30 different meds for the pain that either didn't work or I seriously reacted to. The side-effects are no longer worth it in my mind, so I'm going to start researching natural pain remedies. Still waiting to see the rheumatologist (Nov. 12th). I just want to know what's going on so I know what I'm up against. Trying to set myself up to go back to school w/ online classes in accounting to see if I can work from home. I need to be able to help support the family in some way.....

Miss Cassie is now on her steroid pill every other day. So far so good, though we're only a few days into this. I'm supposed to take her back in for new x-rays in a few weeks (if we can afford it... might have to wait a tad longer). Lars is due for his rabies shot in December, but might have to back that off until January. Both cats are getting used to the guy being home more often, which is awesome! Cassie is snuggled next to me right now. It's amazing how loving both cats are when they know I don't feel so great. Sorry for the wall of text. Here's a cat or two to make up for it.

farm9.staticflickr.com

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-02 06:03:10 PM  

xanadian: Missy, my BF's cat of 15 1/2 years passed away this morning at 10:45 AM. She died from FLEAS and the anemia they caused, despite her being treated and dosed with Frontline just 2 weeks ago. :-/ The only thing the vet told us (outside of giving her anti-flea stuff) was "feed her more." :-P Apparently, she was doing fine up until 2 days ago when all her get-up-and-go got up and went. She is sorely missed here. She was a very smart and loving kitty with an attitude as big as the moon.

Here is a pic of the little girl.

[i249.photobucket.com image 426x639]

For some reason, she liked hanging out in the bathroom.


I am so sorry for your loss.
 
2012-11-02 06:04:57 PM  
I should note that it's kind of ironic that she passed on the Day of the Dead. :-P

Please tell your friend how sorry I am for the loss......((HUGS))
 
2012-11-02 06:07:49 PM  

mousiebelle: Happy Bird-day, lilyspad!!!


Thanks Mousiebelle!
 
2012-11-02 06:11:56 PM  
I probably shouldn't even ask this, considering how much trouble I have just getting pics to show up in the thread, but how do you post pics in your profile? AND, if I want to post something on there, can it have the f-word in it, or is that taboo???
I want to behave and mind my manners.....
 
2012-11-02 06:18:14 PM  
i1286.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 06:18:50 PM  

xanadian: Missy, my BF's cat of 15 1/2 years passed away this morning at 10:45 AM. She died from FLEAS and the anemia they caused, despite her being treated and dosed with Frontline just 2 weeks ago. :-/ The only thing the vet told us (outside of giving her anti-flea stuff) was "feed her more." :-P Apparently, she was doing fine up until 2 days ago when all her get-up-and-go got up and went. She is sorely missed here. She was a very smart and loving kitty with an attitude as big as the moon.

Here is a pic of the little girl.

[i249.photobucket.com image 426x639]

For some reason, she liked hanging out in the bathroom.


So sorry for the loss of Missy.
 
2012-11-02 06:22:05 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: xanadian: Missy, my BF's cat of 15 1/2 years passed away this morning at 10:45 AM. She died from FLEAS and the anemia they caused, despite her being treated and dosed with Frontline just 2 weeks ago. :-/ The only thing the vet told us (outside of giving her anti-flea stuff) was "feed her more." :-P Apparently, she was doing fine up until 2 days ago when all her get-up-and-go got up and went. She is sorely missed here. She was a very smart and loving kitty with an attitude as big as the moon.

Here is a pic of the little girl.

[i249.photobucket.com image 426x639]

For some reason, she liked hanging out in the bathroom.

So sorry. Missy looks like she was a sweetheart and to go like that...Your vet needs a talking to. Sounds like he was lax in his care.


I've already told the BF that if he were to ever get another cat, to NEVER EVER EVER go to this vet again. He charges easily 50% more for procedures than my vet does. (i.e., he charges $150 for spaying while mine charges $100).
 
2012-11-02 06:33:46 PM  

xanadian: i upped my meds-up yours: xanadian: Missy, my BF's cat of 15 1/2 years passed away this morning at 10:45 AM. She died from FLEAS and the anemia they caused, despite her being treated and dosed with Frontline just 2 weeks ago. :-/ The only thing the vet told us (outside of giving her anti-flea stuff) was "feed her more." :-P Apparently, she was doing fine up until 2 days ago when all her get-up-and-go got up and went. She is sorely missed here. She was a very smart and loving kitty with an attitude as big as the moon.

Here is a pic of the little girl.

[i249.photobucket.com image 426x639]

For some reason, she liked hanging out in the bathroom.

So sorry. Missy looks like she was a sweetheart and to go like that...Your vet needs a talking to. Sounds like he was lax in his care.

I've already told the BF that if he were to ever get another cat, to NEVER EVER EVER go to this vet again. He charges easily 50% more for procedures than my vet does. (i.e., he charges $150 for spaying while mine charges $100).



My dog is allergic to fleas and he had a major reaction this summer he lost all his hair and a about 15lbs. In addition to the flea meds the vet put him on steroids and antibiotics. It still took him over a month to get his hair back and gain back the weight.
 
2012-11-02 06:38:14 PM  
I've already told the BF that if he were to ever get another cat, to NEVER EVER EVER go to this vet again. He charges easily 50% more for procedures than my vet does. (i.e., he charges $150 for spaying while mine charges $100).

You sound like a good friend...:)
 
2012-11-02 06:52:03 PM  

Metalupis: I spell good


Heh!

A nap sounds good to me. I got up early today because maintenance was supposed to be at my apartment at 8:15 a.m. to do a minor repair job. Around 11:30 I called them to see what was causing the delay and was told the appointment had been cancelled and they were sorry that they forgot to let me know. And this was after playing phone tag for three days just to get in touch with the right person in maintenance.

GRRRRRR!
 
2012-11-02 06:52:23 PM  
Good evening all!
i211.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 06:55:49 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Bathia_Mapes: Metalupis: we have a blanket hanging over the back of our couch and today one of my cats decided that it was the best place to sleep and has been curled up there for the last few hours

[img.photobucket.com image 450x798]

I wish I could sleep like that. Your cat looks so very comfortable.

HOW. WELCOME KITTY TEEPEE. SIT. SMOKE PEACE NIP.


lulz
 
2012-11-02 06:59:16 PM  

xanadian: Missy, my BF's cat of 15 1/2 years passed away this morning at 10:45 AM. She died from FLEAS and the anemia they caused, despite her being treated and dosed with Frontline just 2 weeks ago. :-/ The only thing the vet told us (outside of giving her anti-flea stuff) was "feed her more." :-P Apparently, she was doing fine up until 2 days ago when all her get-up-and-go got up and went. She is sorely missed here. She was a very smart and loving kitty with an attitude as big as the moon.

Here is a pic of the little girl.

[i249.photobucket.com image 426x639]

For some reason, she liked hanging out in the bathroom.


Awww, she looks like a real sweetie too. You both have my deepest sympathies.

And for future reference, Advantage is better than Frontline, IMHO.
 
2012-11-02 06:59:34 PM  

Happy Birthday lilyspad!
i211.photobucket.com

 
2012-11-02 07:05:02 PM  
Thanks Yobbery! It's been a blast so far! And now Lily is trying to lick my nose...silly girl!
 
2012-11-02 07:09:47 PM  
i1286.photobucket.com 
What "coming in for a nose kiss" looks like :P
 
2012-11-02 07:12:38 PM  

Salem Witch: yobbery: gremlin1: [i877.photobucket.com image 500x352]

It has been raining all week but during the storm the winds never got over 40mph so I just had a few tree limbs come down and a few shingles off the roof. Nothing major. Not even any power failures. Just another rainy day here. 
Good to hear most everybody came out all right so far.

Nothing dreadful at all in Pittsburgh even though people all around us were trashed. We got about 3" of rain from Sandy and didn't have any problems at all.
My power didn't even flicker and all the porch furniture is right where I left it.

Good. I've been worried about all you folks over there.


We really lucked out here. It wasn't even what I would consider a bad storm for this area. Yeah....It did indeed rain a lot, but it was spread out over time.
I just can't imagine what it's like near the shore. LBI (my home away from home) is a complete mess. The pictures I've seen are depressing. I hope all our friends near the coast are hanging in there.
i211.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 07:15:38 PM  

yobbery: I hope all our friends near the coast are hanging in there


what he said.....are all you guys okay? Hope you can check in with us soon!
 
2012-11-02 07:17:28 PM  
Sherpa18, I'm curious to see what you did with that duct tape!!!! :D
 
2012-11-02 07:22:20 PM  

gremlin1: [i877.photobucket.com image 500x334]


Why yes I did.
Got the bug going around and was home sick on Tuesday. I'd been in bed all day, went to get up to get something to nibble on (ok, wanted a can of Mt. Dew) and went to take a step and BAM, legs went right out from under me. Fell on my foot, don't think its broken, just a bad sprain. I had to have part of the bone removed in my college days (too many stress Fx led to part of it shattering) so now it doesn't take much to make it mad :(
 
2012-11-02 07:29:48 PM  

The Ice Queen: gremlin1: [i877.photobucket.com image 500x334]

Why yes I did.
Got the bug going around and was home sick on Tuesday. I'd been in bed all day, went to get up to get something to nibble on (ok, wanted a can of Mt. Dew) and went to take a step and BAM, legs went right out from under me. Fell on my foot, don't think its broken, just a bad sprain. I had to have part of the bone removed in my college days (too many stress Fx led to part of it shattering) so now it doesn't take much to make it mad :(


Hope your feeling better soon.


i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 07:30:28 PM  

xanadian: Missy, my BF's cat of 15 1/2 years passed away this morning at 10:45 AM. She died from FLEAS and the anemia they caused, despite her being treated and dosed with Frontline just 2 weeks ago. :-/ The only thing the vet told us (outside of giving her anti-flea stuff) was "feed her more." :-P Apparently, she was doing fine up until 2 days ago when all her get-up-and-go got up and went. She is sorely missed here. She was a very smart and loving kitty with an attitude as big as the moon.

Here is a pic of the little girl.

[i249.photobucket.com image 426x639]

For some reason, she liked hanging out in the bathroom.


That happened with my Norbert a couple of months ago. She was mopey because I had just lost Diego to cancer and we were battling the fleas (and they were winning). Tried a flea product from the store and between the anemia, the depression, and the meds, she went into shock and I had to make the decision to let her go :(
 
2012-11-02 07:37:41 PM  
That happened with my Norbert a couple of months ago. She was mopey because I had just lost Diego to cancer and we were battling the fleas (and they were winning). Tried a flea product from the store and between the anemia, the depression, and the meds, she went into shock and I had to make the decision to let her go :(

omg, I am so sorry! How aweful for you......to lose both so close together. I am sending (((HUGS)))
 
2012-11-02 07:39:35 PM  

vudutek: G'morning evybuddy. Crunch time in vuduland. Daughter is getting married tomorrow! What an amazing combination of excited and freaked out at the same time :-)


congratz!!
may they have many healthy & happy years together!
i1072.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 07:42:48 PM  

lilyspad: Well...now I won't feel so bad about bringing Littlemews.org up again

Cretinbob, you should NEVER feel bad about bringing up littlemews!!! You and Domari have an awesome organization, and are much appreciated!


THIS!

Never feel bad about bringing up Littlemews.org.

i211.photobucket.com
/That's Littlemews.org
 
2012-11-02 08:18:27 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 08:20:00 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 08:24:35 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 08:33:54 PM  

yobbery: lilyspad: Well...now I won't feel so bad about bringing Littlemews.org up again

Cretinbob, you should NEVER feel bad about bringing up littlemews!!! You and Domari have an awesome organization, and are much appreciated!

THIS!

Never feel bad about bringing up Littlemews.org.

[i211.photobucket.com image 600x756]
/That's Littlemews.org


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-02 08:36:06 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-02 08:41:13 PM  

I_fling_poo: Yay, Caturday!
Getting through the workday, one cup of coffee at a time. Tasty, delicious coffee... :P


Made it thru Mordor. Now working on FRIDAY NIGHT, one glass of bourbon at a time. Tasty, delicious bourbon :)
 
2012-11-02 08:52:07 PM  

Hello, everyone! I just got my service back on. Thanks for all of your good thoughts. One of our police dispatchers caught up with me at the command center and told me someone from Kentucky had called and asked about me, I was pretty sure who that was, I don't know too many people in Kentucky. There was minimal damage to Princess Missy Manor, some shingles gone from the roof and a little water in the basement. The Princess and the shed cats are OK. Some of the towns in the Shore Area are just plain GONE! Damage like I've never seen. I've been out with the local volunteers since Sunday night and I'm pooped. I have to say, though, it was GREAT being back in the thick of things again. Once again, thanks for all your good thoughts.

i236.photobucket.com

 
2012-11-02 08:52:42 PM  
All hail the power of Caturday. I need some creativity and that's not really my strong suit. The local rescue organization I work with is in desperate need of a name change. We're looking for a name that isn't too cute so when we go to the state to lobby for animal issues we'll be taken seriously. We're a no kill shelter and we take in all kinds of animals, cats, dogs, bunnies, birds, etc. Basically, if it needs help we help it. Does anyone have any ideas for a name and a tag line? All suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Now, a picture of Darmok and Jalad

i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-02 09:15:24 PM  
The Jamie Eagle Project sounds very much worth supporting. It's quite encouraging that a young man with such challenges can do 1) so well & 2) so much good.
xanadian, sing-cere condolences on loss of Missy. What a truly lovely girl!
TheIceQueen, sorry for your putting a foot wrong. Hope that'll get better, & that it doesn't hurt too much.
ygss, what's the rescue org needs the name change called now? Maybe if we knew what inanity (if so) was trying to be escaped we might have better ideas.
Was out the whole of the afternoon on this singing engagement, plus time for noms en route home. I still have 1 newsltr to finnish rather ASAP, wl see what I can do. Sing did go well, just time consuming.
Am sorta supposed to be watching SwAdelines Intl contest & am not -- think QTs are on now unless they're done already. This is all in Denver. Rising Star is tomorrow AM, with Fourtune Cookies our local youth QT leading it off. Then chorus finals in the PM. Did hear that Capital City the Indpls chorus made top 10, so they'll be up again tomorrow. One of my chorusmates duals with them.
i.imgur.com
One of the offerings in the stamp sale at Zazzle today that I missed. Unable to ck in or to get help from customer svc in time. Was actually a flying pig stamp I wished to get, for the women amateur radio newsltr referred to above. Really nice discount, was disappointed whinge whinge
Will say howsomever that I'll be pleased to turn in before that much longer. Ain't still the kid I used to be ....
 
2012-11-02 09:21:20 PM  
Oh dear god MAKE IT STOP!
i211.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 09:26:57 PM  
Right now we're called Shelby County Humane Society. We have issues with people thinking we're supported by Humane Society of the US and Kentucky Humane Society and we get funds from neither. We also have an issue with people confusing us with the local animal shelter. We need a completely separate identity so we can raise funds. Anyone have any ideas?
 
2012-11-02 09:32:17 PM  
Happy Birthday to Lilyspad!
 
2012-11-02 09:35:43 PM  

ya gotta sleep sometime: Right now we're called Shelby County Humane Society. We have issues with people thinking we're supported by Humane Society of the US and Kentucky Humane Society and we get funds from neither. We also have an issue with people confusing us with the local animal shelter. We need a completely separate identity so we can raise funds. Anyone have any ideas?


All Species Rescue? We have a place here called 10th Life, which I think is clever. Not reat suggestions, but maybe my poor start will inspire others to think 'I can come up with something better than that!' :) good luck!
 
2012-11-02 09:46:35 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 09:50:21 PM  

i236.photobucket.com

 
2012-11-02 09:53:16 PM  

ya gotta sleep sometime: All hail the power of Caturday. I need some creativity and that's not really my strong suit. The local rescue organization I work with is in desperate need of a name change. We're looking for a name that isn't too cute so when we go to the state to lobby for animal issues we'll be taken seriously. We're a no kill shelter and we take in all kinds of animals, cats, dogs, bunnies, birds, etc. Basically, if it needs help we help it. Does anyone have any ideas for a name and a tag line? All suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Now, a picture of Darmok and Jalad

[i47.tinypic.com image 639x428]


the Arc
Hope Island
All Critters
?
 
2012-11-02 10:08:56 PM  
''Mew' Beginnings' as a name?

/wish I had something better.
 
2012-11-02 10:09:11 PM  
Happy Birthday to Lilyspad!

Thank you! I am seriously about drunkicaded about now.... :D*** I thinks it's time for me to sign off, and maybe go eat some dinners!

Lajimi...good to see you back on! We've been worried! Now, where is that sherpa????? And I have detected an absence of the Venerable Q_J as well....wtf????

Ahh....I am listening to the outside sounds now....it's raining. Softly.

John Buck..thanks for the birfday wishes!! I have to go now, so see you all in the morning!! You all sleep in a comfy spot! Purrs and head-butts...... :D
 
2012-11-02 10:09:21 PM  
Greetings All.. Long week at work.. got lots done ! Spent last weekend doing generator startups and maintainance.. the LP/ Natural gas ones are easy.. the gasoline ones, not so much.. have tried to get people to turn off the gas tank and run the generator until it quits.. keeps the carburetor from gunking up and makes it very easy to start when needed.. a lot of people 'forget'.. they remember when I give them the bill.. rather than explain all over again, I tell them to look at the last bill and think about it..
Kitties are doing well.. most of them are zonked out right now... they will be bouncing off the walls about 2 or 3 AM... haven't released mamakitty yet.. will try to get her chipped this weekend.
We didn't get much of the storm.. no outages, no high winds, not a lot of rain... we really lucked out on this one... and apparently the tidal surges didn't make it this far.. feel sad for those that got slammed.. saw some before/after photos yesterday... wow !! and apparently another storm is firing up for Nov. 6-7.. light rain forecast for this area.. not certain about the strength if this one... suggest that you google 'WXrisk'.. check out the blogs.. this guy is GOOD ! He nailed Sandy before it hit Haiti.. nailed Irene last year... he could use a proofreader on his blogs.. but he,s the real deal....
Time to hit the hay.. bbl..
 
2012-11-02 10:22:33 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 10:23:17 PM  
lilyspad:
And I have detected an absence of the Venerable Q_J as well....wtf????

QJ's been having some problems. I'm hoping things will straighten out soon.
In the meantime, I posted ** this** for you.
 
2012-11-02 10:31:54 PM  
Tnx ygss. How 'bout Shelby County Animal Rescue, unless that's too obvious & easy by more than half? We'd get Mew Beginnings as suggested by Haruko_, but that might be just a tad too arcane.
Lemme sleep on it, so to speak --! Others as well.
i.imgur.com
Another quite apt lajimi fetchment, tho nocat here is this young any more. 
Daylight Looms Ahead, & it'll be a good thing when it comes. No rain forecast for SW OH!
 
2012-11-02 10:37:20 PM  

lajimi: Hello, everyone! I just got my service back on. Thanks for all of your good thoughts. One of our police dispatchers caught up with me at the command center and told me someone from Kentucky had called and asked about me, I was pretty sure who that was, I don't know too many people in Kentucky. There was minimal damage to Princess Missy Manor, some shingles gone from the roof and a little water in the basement. The Princess and the shed cats are OK. Some of the towns in the Shore Area are just plain GONE! Damage like I've never seen. I've been out with the local volunteers since Sunday night and I'm pooped. I have to say, though, it was GREAT being back in the thick of things again. Once again, thanks for all your good thoughts.

[i236.photobucket.com image 399x245]


lajimi: Hello, everyone! I just got my service back on. Thanks for all of your good thoughts. One of our police dispatchers caught up with me at the command center and told me someone from Kentucky had called and asked about me, I was pretty sure who that was, I don't know too many people in Kentucky. There was minimal damage to Princess Missy Manor, some shingles gone from the roof and a little water in the basement. The Princess and the shed cats are OK. Some of the towns in the Shore Area are just plain GONE! Damage like I've never seen. I've been out with the local volunteers since Sunday night and I'm pooped. I have to say, though, it was GREAT being back in the thick of things again. Once again, thanks for all your good thoughts.

[i236.photobucket.com image 399x245]


Ha! And you thought you could go do heroicthings without us checkin on yer arse?? Glad to know you are ok, we lurve you. K?
 
2012-11-02 10:43:54 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 10:44:23 PM  

lajimi: Hello, everyone! I just got my service back on. Thanks for all of your good thoughts. One of our police dispatchers caught up with me at the command center and told me someone from Kentucky had called and asked about me, I was pretty sure who that was, I don't know too many people in Kentucky. There was minimal damage to Princess Missy Manor, some shingles gone from the roof and a little water in the basement. The Princess and the shed cats are OK. Some of the towns in the Shore Area are just plain GONE! Damage like I've never seen. I've been out with the local volunteers since Sunday night and I'm pooped. I have to say, though, it was GREAT being back in the thick of things again. Once again, thanks for all your good thoughts.


Welcome back, fellow sufferer (though your sufferings were certainly worse than mine!). Glad to hear that you came through the storm OK! And it's great that you are helping those who weren't so fortunate. I salute you!

/raises glass
 
2012-11-02 10:44:26 PM  
QJ's been having some problems. I'm hoping things will straighten out soon.
In the meantime, I posted ** this** for you.


Yeah...sorry! I DID see that....thanks Sweetie! * stumbles off to go to bed now...*
 
2012-11-02 10:45:15 PM  

ya gotta sleep sometime: Right now we're called Shelby County Humane Society. We have issues with people thinking we're supported by Humane Society of the US and Kentucky Humane Society and we get funds from neither. We also have an issue with people confusing us with the local animal shelter. We need a completely separate identity so we can raise funds. Anyone have any ideas?


Shelby County Shelter. "We Give all Animals Shelter in the Storm" simple, direct.
 
2012-11-02 10:46:43 PM  
Well crap,why did that repeat/repeat?? Gonna have to smack my ipad!
 
2012-11-02 10:47:19 PM  
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2012-11-02 10:50:22 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 10:53:41 PM  
Josephine is growing up

Pic from shelter in August

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With her favorite toy

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2012-11-02 10:55:24 PM  

gremlin1: [i877.photobucket.com image 500x667]


So, you've cleaned at my house? My dust bunnies are so big they need names! Shoe Bunny, Corner Bunny. Sock Bunny....
 
2012-11-02 10:56:16 PM  

yellowcat: Josephine is growing up

Pic from shelter in August

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She is teh awesome!
With her favorite toy

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2012-11-02 11:09:16 PM  

xanadian: Missy, my BF's cat of 15 1/2 years passed away this morning at 10:45 AM. She died from FLEAS and the anemia they caused, despite her being treated and dosed with Frontline just 2 weeks ago. :-/ The only thing the vet told us (outside of giving her anti-flea stuff) was "feed her more." :-P Apparently, she was doing fine up until 2 days ago when all her get-up-and-go got up and went. She is sorely missed here. She was a very smart and loving kitty with an attitude as big as the moon.

Here is a pic of the little girl.

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For some reason, she liked hanging out in the bathroom.


that's sad. i'm sorry for your loss. Our 2 dogs have been itching like crazy, despite flea collars, flea spray, and Frontline. Mrs. Buck took them to vet this morning; they have mange, even though they are only outside twice a day for their after meal walk.

Vet said this was the 5th case he'd seen this week (in a town of 4900)
 
2012-11-02 11:12:38 PM  

tigerose: gremlin1: [i877.photobucket.com image 500x667]

So, you've cleaned at my house? My dust bunnies are so big they need names! Shoe Bunny, Corner Bunny. Sock Bunny....


i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 11:15:23 PM  

tigerose: yellowcat: Josephine is growing up

Pic from shelter in August

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She is teh awesome!

Thanks, I think so. It's kind of hard to get a good picture with her coloring. I need to take more of her an her sister Irma tomorrow in natural light and see if they come out better.

 
2012-11-02 11:18:30 PM  
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2012-11-02 11:24:58 PM  

yellowcat: Josephine is growing up

Pic from shelter in August

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With her favorite toy

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Josephine is so pretty.

Gremie is a hard cat to photograph as well. By the time you get him to sit still in the right light he manages to turn his head when you take the shot.

i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 12:07:52 AM  

ya gotta sleep sometime: Right now we're called Shelby County Humane Society. We have issues with people thinking we're supported by Humane Society of the US and Kentucky Humane Society and we get funds from neither. We also have an issue with people confusing us with the local animal shelter. We need a completely separate identity so we can raise funds. Anyone have any ideas?


Shelby County Animal Rescue Enterprise (SHARE)

/quick & dirty.
//bourbon initiated
 
2012-11-03 12:17:50 AM  

i877.photobucket.com

 
2012-11-03 01:48:31 AM  
I think we can all agree that we need to allocate Federal funding to genetic research to create an engineered disease that wipes out all fleas forever. It's not like anything feeds off of them...
 
2012-11-03 01:53:53 AM  

yellowcat: Josephine is growing up

Pic from shelter in August

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With her favorite toy

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She is so exquisitely beautiful! And shiny too! She looks so contented.
 
2012-11-03 02:49:58 AM  
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Hi guys, I was told to crosspost this over here, rather in the TFD area :D Hopefully I can get some additional advice!

First cat Caturday thread! I hope this isn't TL;DR!
Okay, I have a cute little 8mo Tabby I adopted- he has all his shots, dewormed, microchipped, is a healthy weight- the whole gamut of cat health services. We also have an elderly cat, 13 yo Tonkinese with kidney issues (and the appropriate food for such) who is also otherwise up to date on everything. Both are indoor cats only.

With the older cat, Shawn, we just refill his bowl whenever it's empty because he'll only eat when he's hungry. With the kitten, Crash, he'll eat til he throws up, will attempt to eat the throw up, then Shawn's food, then will try to break into the cabinet his food is in, then he'll try to eat my food, anything in the sink, things that aren't food (sunflower seed hulls, pennies) and then cry for hours outside his food cabinet.

We are NOT starving this cat, he gets more than the recommended daily amount, and given his druthers he'll eat til he barfs and then eat more. He's a wily one- he cries the most when the food cabinet is taped shut or otherwise blocked. He'll freak out until I unblock it... and then try to sneak in when I'm not listening.

He seems otherwise healthy, very energetic and far too inquisitive for his own good. It's just that he's constantly begging for food while he's awake. He eats way too fast as well, so we scatter his scoop of kibbles all across the entire kitchen floor... but he just runs around with his face on the floor to eat them faster. Today I got him a little wicker ball he has to bat around to get food out, but it only slowed him down minutely.

He came home with a big bag of Purina Pro Plan for Kittens from the shelter, and they said not to change it or he'd be shiatting everywhere. We mixed in some of the older cat's pre-kidney disease food as Crash got older (Katz-en-flocken gluten free gold or something) but it gave him the runs. For the record, we call him the shiatten because he's as destructive as his name, not because... ahem.

Any advice would be appreciated! I love him so much and it kills me he cries for food all the time. Must... be strong! 

Addendum:
He doesn't seem entirely fond of the wicker ball full of food, but it tuckered him out so there's that at least
The older cat and he "get along" well enough, in that Crash likes to pounce on him and then run away while Shawn just shakes his head in a "wtf r u doin" manner.
 
2012-11-03 04:11:46 AM  
I always forget about these threads!  Possibly because I've only been a cat person for about a year now.

Anyway, here's my two cuddling: i219.photobucket.com

And the derpy one being derpy with a paper bag:
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2012-11-03 04:12:32 AM  
Oh man, sorry for the giant images. I should have edited.
 
2012-11-03 04:17:18 AM  

Fell In Love With a Chair: [i.imgur.com image 489x436]

Hi guys, I was told to crosspost this over here, rather in the TFD area :D Hopefully I can get some additional advice!

First cat Caturday thread! I hope this isn't TL;DR!
Okay, I have a cute little 8mo Tabby I adopted- he has all his shots, dewormed, microchipped, is a healthy weight- the whole gamut of cat health services. We also have an elderly cat, 13 yo Tonkinese with kidney issues (and the appropriate food for such) who is also otherwise up to date on everything. Both are indoor cats only.

With the older cat, Shawn, we just refill his bowl whenever it's empty because he'll only eat when he's hungry. With the kitten, Crash, he'll eat til he throws up, will attempt to eat the throw up, then Shawn's food, then will try to break into the cabinet his food is in, then he'll try to eat my food, anything in the sink, things that aren't food (sunflower seed hulls, pennies) and then cry for hours outside his food cabinet.

We are NOT starving this cat, he gets more than the recommended daily amount, and given his druthers he'll eat til he barfs and then eat more. He's a wily one- he cries the most when the food cabinet is taped shut or otherwise blocked. He'll freak out until I unblock it... and then try to sneak in when I'm not listening.

He seems otherwise healthy, very energetic and far too inquisitive for his own good. It's just that he's constantly begging for food while he's awake. He eats way too fast as well, so we scatter his scoop of kibbles all across the entire kitchen floor... but he just runs around with his face on the floor to eat them faster. Today I got him a little wicker ball he has to bat around to get food out, but it only slowed him down minutely.

He came home with a big bag of Purina Pro Plan for Kittens from the shelter, and they said not to change it or he'd be shiatting everywhere. We mixed in some of the older cat's pre-kidney disease food as Crash got older (Katz-en-flocken gluten free gold or something) but ...


Welcome aboard the crazy boat.

/that is not a dis at Caturday people!
 
2012-11-03 04:40:45 AM  

Genevieve Marie: Oh man, sorry for the giant images. I should have edited.


No worries. You have adorable kitties. :-)
 
2012-11-03 05:04:03 AM  

Fell In Love With a Chair: [i.imgur.com image 489x436]

Hi guys, I was told to crosspost this over here, rather in the TFD area :D Hopefully I can get some additional advice!

First cat Caturday thread! I hope this isn't TL;DR!
Okay, I have a cute little 8mo Tabby I adopted- he has all his shots, dewormed, microchipped, is a healthy weight- the whole gamut of cat health services. We also have an elderly cat, 13 yo Tonkinese with kidney issues (and the appropriate food for such) who is also otherwise up to date on everything. Both are indoor cats only.

With the older cat, Shawn, we just refill his bowl whenever it's empty because he'll only eat when he's hungry. With the kitten, Crash, he'll eat til he throws up, will attempt to eat the throw up, then Shawn's food, then will try to break into the cabinet his food is in, then he'll try to eat my food, anything in the sink, things that aren't food (sunflower seed hulls, pennies) and then cry for hours outside his food cabinet.

We are NOT starving this cat, he gets more than the recommended daily amount, and given his druthers he'll eat til he barfs and then eat more. He's a wily one- he cries the most when the food cabinet is taped shut or otherwise blocked. He'll freak out until I unblock it... and then try to sneak in when I'm not listening.

He seems otherwise healthy, very energetic and far too inquisitive for his own good. It's just that he's constantly begging for food while he's awake. He eats way too fast as well, so we scatter his scoop of kibbles all across the entire kitchen floor... but he just runs around with his face on the floor to eat them faster. Today I got him a little wicker ball he has to bat around to get food out, but it only slowed him down minutely.

He came home with a big bag of Purina Pro Plan for Kittens from the shelter, and they said not to change it or he'd be shiatting everywhere. We mixed in some of the older cat's pre-kidney disease food as Crash got older (Katz-en-flocken gluten free gold or something) but ...>

He could just be a little shiathead, like some of my babes ;) but you should really take him to the vet and get some bloodwork done. There are several underlying problems which could be causing the excessive hunger. Chances are he's FINE, but doesn't ever hurt to check! If it's not a physical issue, then you can start learning how to change or help the behaviour (ha, good luck with that!)

Hope everything works out okay, and Happy Caturday!

 
2012-11-03 05:06:23 AM  
Sorry, not sure what happened there > ^
 
2012-11-03 06:37:18 AM  

kokomo61: My son, Jamie, is HFA (High-Functioning Autism AWESOMENESS)

 

FTFY.

i870.photobucket.com

Keep up the great work, Jamie and HART. May all the animals in your care find happy forever homes very soon.  :)
 
2012-11-03 06:39:59 AM  

xanadian: Missy


I am so sorry. She was beautiful. :(
 
2012-11-03 07:04:29 AM  

lilyspad: I probably shouldn't even ask this, considering how much trouble I have just getting pics to show up in the thread, but how do you post pics in your profile? AND, if I want to post something on there, can it have the f-word in it, or is that taboo???
I want to behave and mind my manners.....


Oh hi... I skimmed the thread and didn't notice anyone answer your questions, so I will (please forgive me if I missed something, it's getting late and my eyes are wonky).

You can post pics in your profile the same way you do when you post pics in the thread. Go to the "Edit" section of your profile and scroll down, you will see several fields where you can add text and photos. Each field has the little row of formatting buttons above it including the "teeny mountain/show this pic" button. Paste in the link to where your photo is hosted, highlight it, and press that button. Ta-da! Make sure you click the "save profile changes" button at the bottom when you're done. :)

Fark has a filter to automatically replace any naughty words you type with alternate spellings such as fark and shiat and biatch, so everything remains Safe For Work. It can't change image files with naughty words in them though, so if you want to be on the safe side, proceed with caution there. I do believe full-frontal naughty words are frowned upon. But posting a link to images with naughty words in them is A-OK! :)

Good manners never hurt. Other than that, I forbid you to behave yourself here. :)

i870.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 07:26:13 AM  
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2012-11-03 07:29:45 AM  
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2012-11-03 07:32:40 AM  
i870.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 07:36:03 AM  
Lazer settings explained

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2012-11-03 07:47:24 AM  
i870.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 08:07:36 AM  
i526.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 08:12:23 AM  
Dis plate wuz derdy, so I kleanzed it fer yu.

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It wuz 2 saltee.

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/Sink Kitty likes hanging out in and around the sink...
 
2012-11-03 08:16:44 AM  
U can brush yer teeth in teh tub.

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2012-11-03 08:21:43 AM  
Happy Caturday everyone! It's been another strange week here at the B4 home. Halloween night after taking the kids out for their candy, we get home and I send the kids upstairs to get dressed for bed only to hear my daughter scream. I go upstairs and she's standing over the incubator. "Dad, the babies hatched!!!!" I look inside and we have seven bearded dragon babies running around, with another four partially hatched. So that means it's a trip to the pet store and another cage. While we're there, the owners go crazy seeing the wife for the first time in forever, so I let them talk while I'm getting the things we need. When I get back to the counter, there she is, holding another ferret. She can tell by the look on my face that I am not agreeing, but I find out that they got a shipment of animal rescues from NY and NJ, and she had put us down as foster parents for ferrets a while back. So yeah, another furry creature has entered the home. She as found in NJ near the beach, and luckily in decent shape. So say welcome to Macadamia the ferret, and Salt, Pepper, Cinnamon, Corriander, Garlic, Clove, and Poppy Seed. And before anyone asks, the baby beardies won't be staying here for long. We will be selling them to the pet store next month in time for Christmas. Now we have to wait and see how many more of the seven remaining eggs either hatch or not. Below are pics of the newbies.

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Baby Beardies.
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Macadamia. She is fully white with a gray streak from her tail to her front shoulders. She is a very cuddle loving ferret and also loves to talk.
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2012-11-03 08:28:27 AM  

Radak: Behold the 'Selkirk Rex' a new breed of cat that will have you saying AW, all day long on Caturday

Boy I really need my morning cup of tea. I read that headline and pictured something like this...

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You are not the only one.
 
2012-11-03 08:43:54 AM  
Relatively recently you had short leg cats. Now we have curly haired cats.

It is good to know cats are finally catching up with dogs, adapting them to humans. 

/Want a silver fox.
 
2012-11-03 08:43:59 AM  
img.metro.co.uk

Is this the fan thread for curlies?
 
2012-11-03 08:46:28 AM  
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