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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  
i1286.photobucket.com 

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  
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 05:40:28 PM  
i877.photobucket.com
 
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  
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