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2012-11-03 11:14:52 AM  
4 votes:
i877.photobucket.com
2012-11-02 12:38:29 PM  
4 votes:
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.
2012-11-03 10:59:10 AM  
3 votes:
Some of these pure bred cats seem really cool (especially Bengals) but for my part, the best cats in life are free. All three of my cats were ones that were dumped at my place as kittens. My cat Jessica may not have been dumped; her mother may have been feral. At any rate, starving kittens found a home
2012-11-02 08:52:07 PM  
3 votes:

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.

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2012-11-02 07:42:48 PM  
3 votes:

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.

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/That's Littlemews.org
2012-11-02 04:35:59 PM  
3 votes:
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!
2012-11-04 10:23:33 AM  
2 votes:
It's not even 10:30 on a Sunday morning and I have had 2 political phone calls already.
I can't wait until this election is over.

i877.photobucket.com
2012-11-03 10:54:25 PM  
2 votes:

micromedic: [imageshack.us image 800x600]
It is with deepest sorrow and a great deal of shock that I am bringing the news of our sweet and beloved cat Zoeys death. She was missing, and we have been looking for her. Unfortunately Mr. micromedic found her in the front loading washer. She was NOT washed, and she looked peaceful and without a painful or hard death. We just don't know what happened and are trying to soak it in... We both are at a loss.


So sorry for your loss.. when they are 'going', some animals want to be alone.. took in a stray from a friend.. named her Miss Chiff, or just Miss.. heard a 'thump' one night, a few minutes later, Miss climbed onto the bed and lay across my feet, as usual.. got up early, went to work.. got home and fed the crew.. she didn't show up.. found her still on the bed, gone. Took her to my vet.. turned out that her heart was 1/3 smaller than normal.. and she was a big kitty.. she wanted to be with me when she went.. others have gone into closets or behind furniture.. It is so hard when they go.. but better that they don't suffer... she'll be waiting at the bridge.... and you gave each other enjoyment and care...
2012-11-03 08:04:20 PM  
2 votes:

*drive by post* (literally, I am sitting with my lappy in the parking lot of a community chapel that is offering free wifi)

Hi guise! I can't even begin to read the entire thread right now, I just wanted to check in - Dragon and I are fine, we weathered the storm with minimal periodic power outages, but the aftermath has been a whole different story. Luckily, I seem to live in a tiny little area that was able to maintain power, but everything around me is still blacked out. In addition, there are still multiple road closings and detours, so I can't get very far. The few stores that are open (cash only, using calculators to add up your bill) are almost cleaned out of everything.

My cable TV, internet, and phones have been down since Thursday as Cablevision attempts to repair services to all areas, hence my absence. On top of that, we are now under gas rationing (which is kinda silly, since the stations that have gas have no power to pump it, and the ones that do have power have no gas left). And as I sit here typing this, the radio is talking about us getting hit later this week with another storm, possibly a nor'easter.

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Meanwhile, on the bright side, Dragon was thrilled beyond belief that we had to cancel his scheduled visit with the vet for his next blood test. He also had a great time watching the squirrels fly past his windows during the storm. I am also happy to report that I was able to replenish the sherpa rum supply (which was approaching critically low levels).

More importantly, I apologize if you have not yet received a response to your order/question/payment email regarding the 2012 Haruko Holiday Cards. Please bear with me, what with my busted knee, the storm and the resulting issues, I am way behind, I'm sorry, and I will get to back to all of you ASAP.

*end drive by post* (my knee is screaming from sitting in the car this long)
/ hope to see you all soon!
2012-11-03 12:55:21 PM  
2 votes:

laulaja: Repo Man typed that posted on pg 6, best cats in life are free. Only til you start feeding & paying vet bills for them!
Did get to see Fourtune Cookies & Neon, then ducked out to contrib for Webcast & wasn't let back in. Chori don't start til 5 local time, Rising Star competitors finnish just after 2 but scores'll take bit longer.
Wl keep trying to Get Back In.
May be sole chance to type on Lucky Pg 7! Hope it stays Lucky!
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Credit to our fave Alien, fetched Ago. Time for nommies for all here --


Sure, but you have to feed and pay vet bills for purebred cats as well. At least with mine, there was no initial cash outlay. But...

In 2008, there were some terrible wildfires around here. Late that summer, they had a story on the local news about how the local shelter were being overwhelmed by all of the cats and dogs because of people losing their homes. They were offering free kittens, with all of their shots, and spayed or neutered. They showed footage of adorable kittens in cages, and I was really tempted. But I had two cats already, and I didn't give in. About a week after that, I woke up one morning, hearing a kitten crying outside. I went and looked, and I saw this:
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Just one kitten, all alone. She would run and hide under the house if you approached her. So, I started feeding her. Then I rented a trap. Then I gave her a bath, to get rid of the fleas, and pulled off an impressively large tick.

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Then I took her in to get her shots, and get rid of the ear mites, and eventually get her spayed. It would have been much cheaper to have gone to the shelter. But she's been a good cat.
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Taking her in was a mean thing to do to my old cat. They look peaceful here, but he was much too old to deal with a kitten, and she would tackle him and try to play, and he would hiss and run away as fast as his arthritic limbs could carry him. Poor old Weasel has gone to the great litterbox in the sky. He too was a feral that I took in.
2012-11-03 01:48:31 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:07:52 AM  
2 votes:

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
2012-11-02 08:33:54 PM  
2 votes:

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.

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/That's Littlemews.org


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2012-11-02 06:02:09 PM  
2 votes:

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.


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 03:14:03 PM  
2 votes:
Hello everybodeee!

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='.'=

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 02:59:55 PM  
2 votes:
Well...now I won't feel so bad about bringing Littlemews.org up again
2012-11-02 12:27:48 PM  
2 votes:

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 :-)

i790.photobucket.com
2012-11-01 08:51:01 PM  
2 votes:
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 08:43:23 PM  
2 votes:
i265.photobucket.com

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.
2012-11-05 08:20:52 PM  
1 vote:
i870.photobucket.com
2012-11-05 08:17:04 PM  
1 vote:

valnt9: I had forgotten just how exhausting learning a new job was.
and this job is very, very regulated, and exacting in it's processing...
my brain hurts.
I've been at this for 9 days now and I feel like it's been 9 months.
I'm sure once I get to apply what I'm learning I'll be much more relaxed.
but my brain hurts, right now.


I was like that when I went from working as an admin in a school district to working as an admin in a small contract research lab subject to FDA regulations. I was scared silly I would do something wrong and get them closed down or something. My boss (the president) didn't disabuse me of that notion. My stomach hurt for weeks.
2012-11-05 04:35:12 PM  
1 vote:

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2012-11-05 02:15:35 PM  
1 vote:
tigerose
i>That is awesome! And it fits your face very nicely! Could you breathe?

It's makeup - and I was smart enough to lather on moisturizer before I put it on!

We had a major power surge last night and lost several things - among them the downstairs furnace and my microwave :-( Computer seems to be okay after hubby put in a new power supply. Still have a few more things to check - been up since 3am,,,grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
2012-11-05 01:27:14 PM  
1 vote:
i877.photobucket.com
2012-11-05 01:26:28 PM  
1 vote:
i877.photobucket.com
2012-11-05 10:59:53 AM  
1 vote:
predle, Fang Q for Bronco Bamma & Mitt Romney. Gonna fwd that to Plumbicon who almost never comes here.
Come to think, rare action for moi, Cafe Pr's Funday for Monday may be an attempt to get away from Moanday. Ya think? Not gonna query them!
Have all of the women's amateur radio hard copies printed, now just need to adrs. My copy of mymaillist no longer agrees to do labels except huge ones. Have found holiday list, just dunno if entries can be read to transcribe.
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Sylvia Hatfield, methinx, swimming with tiger cub at WildThingsAnimalPark in FL someplace, a main page tale/tail today. Had 25 comments, I didn't leave one. Tale was in The Sun, from UK predictably. Seems to be heavily-pictured equiv of DailyMule. Of course committing copywrong by FastStoning this pic. Said elsewhere they tape snouts so No Bitey; this doesn't look like it. Also said cubs are born in park, not in wild.
Also get impression that it's Mother's fault the lad in Pgh was killed by African painted dogs at zoo there. She put him up on railing from which he fell.
2012-11-04 10:04:59 PM  
1 vote:

STORY TIME


So. My friend Cathy whose neighbor is the one who took Gremlin in - likes to have Gremlin
over regularly for play dates with her two big black cats Bruce and Bella.
Bruce has been stuck in the house more lately due to getting into a tiff with another cat
and a bite got infected so he was on medication and feeling sorry for himself he could not
go running about outside with Bella.
Over Gremlin came, trotting ever so daintily down the steps, across the little path and up her steps looking
over his shoulder to Lorna and chatting away as if he was telling her he was going over to play
at Cathys house and would be back later :3

Cathy works at home so she was on a call with one of her clients when she heard the start.
GALLUMP GALLUMP GALLUMP... CRASH!
something got knocked over upstairs.
THIMP THUMP GALLUMP THUMPTHUMPTHUMP - CRASH!!!
she covered her phone and yelled to them: Boys! quit knocking things down up there!!!
THUMP THUMP TINK TINK THIMP scratch GALLUMP GALLUMP THUMP THUMP - CRASH!!!
GUYS!!! dont make me come up there! - Cathy yelled again.
dead silence.
still no sound.
So she continues talking on the phone when she heard a herd of elephants come
thumping down the stairs and then Bella giving a warning and then silence.

BANG!!!!!

Cathy drops the phone, goes running like mad into the living room...
to see one of her really heavy chairs knocked flat onto its back...
with Bella staring at her, Bruce staring at Gremlin and Gremlin staring at the wall :3
hahahahahah!!!!
Apparently the boys were chasing Bella and she jumped off the chair just as they hit it and with both
the boys weighing over 15 lbs they knocked the heavy chair right over! O_O
hahahaha!!!
She said once her heart started beating again she told Gremlin to go home and opened the door
to which he - with tail straight up - chattily told Bruce and Bella he had fun and would be back and walked back over to his house, turned and said bye and went inside!

oh gods how I laughed - I can totally picture the fluffy heffalump doing that! ;3
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old picture but that was day I came home from a big surgery - he would not leave my side hahah!
2012-11-04 09:37:17 PM  
1 vote:
It's good to see you AlienDandelion!

I would like to take this time to thank ALL who have sent hugs, comfort, condolences, sympathy and kind words to Mr. micromedic and I. You ALL have made a difference in our sudden loss of Zoey. I genuinely have no idea how I would make it through these times and, well, life in general without you (collective). I didn't take notes as I have been a bit distracted, and I am genuinely sorry. Know that each word has a special place in my broken heart and will be kept there to heal the wounds. Thank you. Thank you all so very much!
2012-11-04 07:18:05 PM  
1 vote:

StranahansBarracuda: OlderGuy: StranahansBarracuda: OlderGuy: 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..


Thank you for the tip!!

Ideally, you should be able to turn on the tank valve, turn the ignition switch on, set the choke to on, pull the rope once, and it should start. If not, set the choke to off and pull the rope again and it will start.. all of 'my' generators work that way... normally, it,s a 'guy' thing with generators.. I want pthe 'gals' to be able to start them also.. I do the necessary tweaks on ignition and carburetors to achieve the easiest starting...

I am not strong enough to start my gennie with the pull cord so I made sure to get one with a key start. This storm was its first outing. After 12 days with no power last year I wasn't taking any chances! So my snowbird, Dad, picked up a big one in FL last year for a song (display model at Sam's Club) and brought it back with him this past spring. I turn on the fuel valve, pull out the choke, and turn the key. Per the instructions I wait 30 seconds and then push the choke back in. I ran the fridge, TV, laptop, and a lamp with power to spare. I wasn't sure what to do when the power came back on so I just turned it off (tank is almost empty.) So now should I start it up, then turn off the fuel valve and let it run until it stops?


I would suggest that.. it will ensure that you don't have a clogged carburetor to deal with at an inopportune time.. also, most of my folks, come spring, will siphon the leftover gas into the lawnmower, and fill the generator with new gas when needed. The fridge and lamps are ok directly off of the generator.. electronics are very easy to damage from voltage spikes and surges.. I recommend getting a UPS ( uninterruptible power supply) also known as a computer backup and plug the tv and electronics into that.. it stabilizes the voltage to those appliances... most insurance companies won't cover damage to electronics due to generator use.... a laptop is not an issue, as the power supply is a transformer , which lessens the effects of voltage changes.. also you are running on the battery.. the power supply just charges the battery, which will act as a buffer to voltage issues...
2012-11-04 06:44:45 PM  
1 vote:

tigerose: We are hazing trick,or treaters here, rescheduled frm Wednesday. It is dry, and cold. I have y silly witches "hat" on..its a hair ornament, so think Eli size...thats for the little kids..for the teens I have a very creepy mask! * insert ebil laugh here*


This is what I did for Halloween - the grands weren't sure if it was really me!

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And a singing kitty

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2012-11-04 06:25:46 PM  
1 vote:
Ugh...
Was up all night for a "kill me now" puke fest that seems to not want to
stop the party today either :(

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nolauptowngirl.files.wordpress.com

I did manage to go to a pretty unique restaurant for a friend's Young Day before this all hit.
It's a restaurant where the servers are all legally blind and you are taken into the place and seated and served and you eat - everything in complete darkness.
I have to say I quite enjoyed the experience and it was a lot of fun actually too trying to figure out where everything was ect.
I have to give a big kudos to our waitress though - she did amazing for the place being packed and rememering everyones names, where the tables were, where everyone was seated and who ordered what - simply amazing and some of the best service I've gotten at a restaurant.
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2012-11-04 05:31:23 PM  
1 vote:
imageshack.us
Well Pretty Girl, you are in a nice place. We buried you next to Guinness so she can share her spot. Both have generous souls. You will be missed Sweet Zoey, momma loves her pretty girl!
2012-11-04 05:30:34 PM  
1 vote:
All Hallows Eve

On All Hallows Eve,
We go bump in the night.
Eager to give you a fright!

Wind blows to power my broom
Glide easily in the gloom.

At my back a feline looms,
Seer of  doom.

Fair of fur,
Diens to purr.

Feels the wind upon it's back,
Feels not the lack,

Of ordinary nights.

Above the planet we do ride,
All the rules this night abide.

Wicked winds, take in our stride!
We ride, ever mindful of our pride.

Spirits glide in or wake,
Thirst this night to slake.

Mortality no longer stake
Eternity their own to make.

As we will, so shall it be,
Remembering the rule of Three.
Blessed Be.

tigerose 11/4/12
2012-11-04 04:54:32 PM  
1 vote:
We are hazing trick,or treaters here, rescheduled frm Wednesday. It is dry, and cold. I have y silly witches "hat" on..its a hair ornament, so think Eli size...thats for the little kids..for the teens I have a very creepy mask! * insert ebil laugh here*
2012-11-04 03:54:10 PM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com 

/music joke
2012-11-04 03:51:38 PM  
1 vote:

yobbery: StranahansBarracuda: (snip)Yes, at minimum you should turn off the valve and run it until it stops. Since generators are seldom used, and when you need them you REALLY need them the best thing to do is follow the storage instructions ...


Awesome! I would follow the manual, however the reason Dad got it so cheap ($350) was it was missing the key, the feet, and the owners manual. It took 8 phone calls to get a key and feet, but I think Dad got a link to the owners manual online. I just don't have the link. It's a Black Max with a Honda engine.
2012-11-04 12:58:12 PM  
1 vote:

MoronLessOff: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Pics of the bearded babies. Wish I could tell you who is who, but they all look alike to me.

That's racist.

Cool pics.


The only one you might be able to figure out is Ghost Chile, but you have to stick your finger near each one's mouth to see who tries to bite. Other than that, they all look like their mom, and I can't make out too many differences between any of them.
2012-11-04 12:56:31 PM  
1 vote:

MoronLessOff: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: So we're up to ten fully hatched baby beardies. One of the eggs was unfortunately dead, and we still have two in the incubator, but no signs of anything from either of them. So now we have Nutmeg, Paprika, and Ghost Chile. Ghost is a little biter, or more to the point, likes to try and bite seeing as how it doesn't have any teeth. No idea on the ratio of males to females, as you can't tell the sex of bearded dragons until around seven months to a year. If we only do end up with ten, then we only lost seven eggs, which really isn't that bad considering that you usually only get about 50% success rate with births anyway. Now they're all in their new terrarium running around when their active, and all over each other when it's time to rest to help stay warm.

When I was in high school, I wanted a beardy. Now I have a terrarium that used to house a turtle. How are they as pets? Do you need multiples to keep them happy? It's been a long time since I read my care guide when I was preparing to get one.


We started off with one, and then found out it was male and he was getting very lethargic. Perked up pretty well after he got a girlfriend, but we only had one for a little over a year and he did OK by himself. My daughter loves them and their pretty easy to care for. As long as they have veggies, hissing roaches once a week, and plenty of feeder crickets, they are more than content. She pulls them out of the cage once or twice a week and they move around some, but really aren't that mobile most of the time.
2012-11-04 12:01:11 PM  
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yobbery: Mrs CDK: Hi guise

Poor sick Cooper-cat and kitty grass ...


Kittehs (and goggies) really seem to LOVE oat-grass. You can frequently find it at places like PetSmart...
OR (if you are cheap er...thrifty like me) you can grow yer own.

How to grow it:

Find a local health food store (the kind that carries fruits, nuts, grains etc. in bulk).
Purchase about a quarter-pound of oat berries (aka 'seeds')...should run you less than $1 (you can get oat-grass seed at some nice nurseries, but it'll run you $3+ for less than 20 seeds/berries).

Soak about a handful of berries for about a day or so, then sprinkle them on top of the dirt in a flower pot. Lightly cover with soil and keep it *just* moist. Real live morning sun is best, but a gro-light or full daylight spectrum lightbulb works too.
In about 3 weeks you will have a little forest of 2" tall tender green shoots. You might want to give them a bit longer to grow, since most cats will mow this greenery down like hungry goats.
None of the people to whom I've given this as various-occasion gifts have mentioned/complained about the furkids horking it up after consuming...
You may want to limit the amount of time that they have access to it just for the sake of the oatgrass; give it time to recover and grow back.

You can do this with wheat berries also.
2012-11-04 10:35:05 AM  
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AlienDandelion: Hellooo Furkids Family
I hope all our friends who got hit with Sandy are doing ok down there - you all have
been on my mind.
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Alien!

Muah

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2012-11-04 10:23:36 AM  
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The tree is off the house! Yeah!! The tree company showed up at 3:30 yesterday afternoon, just as we were planning on heading out to dinner. Our plans changed and the tree is gone!

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Snuffycat really wanted to come out and see what was going on
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2012-11-04 08:20:33 AM  
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Happy Bunday everbuddy!!

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/Butter is not a bunny in real life, but she does play one on TV

2012-11-04 04:56:54 AM  
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2012-11-04 12:48:44 AM  
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2012-11-04 12:47:37 AM  
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Hellooo Furkids Family
I hope all our friends who got hit with Sandy are doing ok down there - you all have
been on my mind.
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2012-11-03 11:36:23 PM  
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This pretty much sums up my day.... My one and only is now a bride.

/cheers, y'all!
2012-11-03 11:13:26 PM  
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Knew I'd forgot summat important! Didna offer conga-cats to TheGreenIntern for Jenka's spirit bringing Yuki to them. May Yuki live long & prosper with you.
Never did get back into the SAI contest Webcast (overcrowded plus). But there are quite decent write-ups, very descriptive, of earlier sessions not seen either. It's All Done, should get to see rest of write-ups on the morrow. Did note that a quartet called LoveNotes who marked their 10th anniv quite recently, took 3d place in QT finals & were also voted Audience Favourite. May be grounds to buy the DVD; more likely borrow the DVD someone else locally buys. Got Too Much Like That!
Is also way past time for me to go sack out, or in, or someplace.
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credit to spinach gunk from a March, not certain whether this year or last. May've come across it seeking something else, that long ago. See You Lot by -- uhh -- what time am I rising, new time?
2012-11-03 11:05:47 PM  
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spinach gunk: sherpa18: *drive by post*

Glad to hear you & Dragon are (for the most part) okay. Hang in there.
Stay safe and look after yourselves. We're here for you when you need us.

Also,
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What he said.. will be glad when the recovery is over.. per the new storm, my local weather dude is giving updates as things happen.. google 'WXrisk' this guy called Sandy before it hit Haiti.. and he was dead on with his forcast.... Y'all be safe....
2012-11-03 11:01:11 PM  
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Daylight saving time reminder...fall back 1hr!
2012-11-03 11:00:48 PM  
1 vote:

Mrs CDK: spinach gunk: Oh blargh, I have just been diagnosed with that. Going for a thyroid ultrasound on Tuesday to make sure it's nothing worse.
Good luck on Thursday!!


Thanks! At the very least it will get me out of the house so I'm not glued to the internet pulling my hair out waiting for the U.S. election results.

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Then I can come home and worry about the U.S. election results, which will take my mind off my health for a while! :)
2012-11-03 10:51:30 PM  
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2012-11-03 10:38:22 PM  
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2012-11-03 10:14:15 PM  
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Quick check in, need to catch up on the thread. Had power out for 2 days, worked today to make up for the 2 missed days. I hate working Saturdays just because it throws the next week all off by a day in my head.

/Hartford County, CT

Hugs to all!
2012-11-03 09:46:33 PM  
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Chimi, Guacamole, and Gnocchi sleeping. When it's time to play all ten ferrets come running and go nuts, but when they get put back in the cage, they eat some, and then pass out quickly. Macadamia is currently curled up behind my wife on her shoulders and under her hair. She gets attacked by a couple of the other ferrets in the cage, so we have a smaller cage set up for her for right now, and the wife keeps pulling her out and snuggling up with her. She loves human hair for some reason and passes out as soon as she gets back there. I'd put her on my mom's shoulders when she goes down for a nap, but I don't feel like calling 911 later when she woke up and had a heart attack because of it.
2012-11-03 09:17:19 PM  
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I skipped pages 3-8 and jumped to page 9.

I am so sorry Micro and Mr Micro. (((Hugs))) to you both.

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2012-11-03 08:16:57 PM  
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tigerose: The Great Porn Dragon I used to have a lilac point apple head Meezer. She was the mouthiest thing on the planet! But I reallly enjoyed her older look. When I was growing up, my neighbor had a seal point Meezer. I lurved that cat!

My Mom mourns the loss of the old style Persians, as she had one when she was a little girl. Timmy was her best bud! Honestly, if I could get an old style Persian I might be tempted to get one for her....Her cat Tabby has CKD and is doing well so far, but after she crosses the bridge...she says she won't get another, but....I dont know. She and my Dad would find the house is awefully quiet!


I had an old style Persian when I was young too. I liked them so much more than the flat face cats they breed now. Not only are they uglier but they have so many breathing issues because their faces have been genetically redesigned. I have a flat faced Persian now, she's a mess.
2012-11-03 07:49:04 PM  
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micromedic I am so sorry to hear this. Perhaps she went in there looking for a warm place to sleep, and then entered into sleep eternal. If you are like me, you keep the door open so that it doesn't get moldy and icky....

Hugs to you and yours.
2012-11-03 07:44:03 PM  
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micromedic...again, so very sorry. Makes me cry. Okay, gotta go now.
See you all tomorrow.
2012-11-03 07:39:13 PM  
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It is with deepest sorrow and a great deal of shock that I am bringing the news of our sweet and beloved cat Zoeys death. ... We both are at a loss.


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2012-11-03 06:42:53 PM  
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Sleeping ferret attack.
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Salsa.
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Junior Mint.
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Chimichanga.
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Gnocchi getting crushed by Habanero's butt.
2012-11-03 06:42:46 PM  
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lethological_lassie: catmandu: t

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Pretty cat, pretty trees! (Cherry blossoms? Maybe apple)


Flowering crab. I rent an apartment so I don't know the species or color. I do know the birds that come to eat the fruit in the winter make for some great kitty TV viewing.
2012-11-03 06:38:38 PM  
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2012-11-03 06:32:04 PM  
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The Great Porn Dragon I used to have a lilac point apple head Meezer. She was the mouthiest thing on the planet! But I reallly enjoyed her older look. When I was growing up, my neighbor had a seal point Meezer. I lurved that cat!

My Mom mourns the loss of the old style Persians, as she had one when she was a little girl. Timmy was her best bud! Honestly, if I could get an old style Persian I might be tempted to get one for her....Her cat Tabby has CKD and is doing well so far, but after she crosses the bridge...she says she won't get another, but....I dont know. She and my Dad would find the house is awefully quiet!
2012-11-03 06:31:38 PM  
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2012-11-03 06:26:46 PM  
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valnt9: catmandu: Help! Does anyone know where I can get some honeysuckle wood? (specifically the LONICERA TARTARICA that cats love?) I have been searching online and only can find toys filled with it, I can't find any wood for my own toys.

I found seed for the plant. it's considered a weed!
Linkhttps://sheffields.com/seed_genus_species_lot/Lonicera/tatarica/9 507


I've counted 3 or 4 "invasive species" happily living in the yard. One more couldn't hurt!
2012-11-03 05:55:07 PM  
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2012-11-03 04:58:45 PM  
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catmandu: Help! Does anyone know where I can get some honeysuckle wood? (specifically the LONICERA TARTARICA that cats love?) I have been searching online and only can find toys filled with it, I can't find any wood for my own toys.


I found seed for the plant. it's considered a weed!
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2012-11-03 04:45:59 PM  
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catmandu: Help! Does anyone know where I can get some honeysuckle wood? (specifically the LONICERA TARTARICA that cats love?) I have been searching online and only can find toys filled with it, I can't find any wood for my own toys.


Cannot be shipped to WI. Not sure why, though.
2012-11-03 04:39:46 PM  
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tigerose: The Great Porn Dragon thank you for the info! I had read about this breed, and was very happy to see that it is robust.

Back when my Mom and I used to show our household kittehs, I had a judge tell me he wished that my "old style" Maine-Coon was still breedable, as she was so nicely marked..tortie-tabby, in orange, black and cream...he said they will still sometimes breed back a cat from"outside" the pedigree in order to maintain robustness...pretty cool!


This is one reason I like TICA more than the CFA. Their standards tend to favor the wilder "old style" looks in breeds. The lady I got Mika from only breeds and registers with Tica because she breeds the wilder looking coonies.

My wild girl Mika
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2012-11-03 04:29:41 PM  
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Salem Witch: I have no idea what was so fascinating in there.

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At some point somebody peed in there. That is always fascinating.
2012-11-03 03:51:01 PM  
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Enemabag Jones: 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.


Actually, the short-legged kitties (Munchkins) are actually a newer breed than almost all of the "rexed" cats (yes, even the Selkirk Rex)--and are still considered quite controversial, because (in general) cat fancy orgs tend to be quite a bit stricter about any breed that could be seen as having bad effects for the kitty in question.

As it is, most breed associations won't register Munchkins because of worries they could be susceptible to spinal issues similar to the two Welsh Corgi breeds and Dachshunds (worries that so far have not really come to pass) and because of a recent discovery that the Munchkin gene is a homozygous lethal (that is, if a kitteh gets two copies of it likely kitteh would be stillborn due to a birth defect incompatible with life), and some won't accept Scottish Folds due to the gene being linked to a homozygous-fatal mutation and arthritis in "Foldy" Folds in particular; pretty much no cat breed where the genetic trait is linked to a trait that could be harmful (especially one with a homozygous lethal) is likely to be approved anymore (this is what killed the Ojos Azules breeding program--there were cats found who were dominant blue-eyed kitties without deafness, but unfortunately the gene responsible turned out to be a homozygous lethal that basically caused feline anencephaly). About the only reason that Manx and Cymru cats are allowed in most breed registries nowadays is because they've been grandfathered in--were the breeds to be started today, it's very unlikely they'd make it into cat fancy associations (outside of TICA, which damn near will take any developmental kitteh breed and is pretty much the "cat fancy" equivalent of UKC or other developmental-breed dog-fancy associations).

(As it is, the future of Manxes and Cymru might well be up in the air in Europe--an EU directive prohibits the breeding of any animal breed known to have a deletrious effect, and the Manx tailless gene is known to be a homozygous lethal (causing feline spina bifida in a double-dose). Technically Manx cats (and Cymru cats, the longhaired version of the Manx) are illegal to breed in much of the EU now--the main difference being that the cat fancies seem to have been ahead of the legislative curve. Dog fancies are going to have rather more issues with this directive...)

Selkirk Rexes are new as far as rexed breeds go, but are not all THAT new for cat breeds (pretty much the breed registry started in 1987, not too long after the LaPerm breed registry)--there was some question over whether Selkirk Rexes might share a gene with LaPerms, but we know now there's a fourth "curly haired kitteh" gene. :D Even better, this is a case of a dominant kitty gene with NO known "bad effects"--the worst that the Selkirk Rex "rexing" gene does is...make a kitty have wavy/curly hair, just like the single dose does, only kitteh isn't quite as burly. :D

The others in turn are:
a) Cornish Rex (the oldest of the "rex" breeds, recessive, thin-coated with loss of guard hairs; some reported issues with malignant hyperthermia under ketamine anesthesia; the stockier "German Rex" may share the same rexing gene)
b) Devon Rex (recessive, decided lack of guard hairs, some susceptibility to malignant hyperthemia under ketamine anesthesia; Sphynx hairless cats used Devon Rex in early developmental program and on rare occasion Sphynx litters will have (furry) kittens with the Devon Rex gene)
c) LaPerm (produces "wavy" coat similar to Selkirk Rex (though not as thick), dominant genetics similar to Selkirk Rex, first known dominant rexing gene and also first rex breed without malignant hyperthermia issues with ketamine anesthesia)

The Selkirk Rex is a distinct gene, of course (which we known now) and also tends to result in an especially thick coat, and also lacks problems with malignant hyperthemia under ketamine anaesthesia. (We don't really know why (especially) Devon Rex, Sphynx, and (to a lesser degree) Cornish Rex have issues with ketamine and react badly--it could have something to do with the loss of guard hairs in these breeds, or it could be due to all three breeds having heavily used Siamese cats in their early breeding program (Devon Rex and Sphynx cats especially still have a very "Oriental" body type, and Meezers are one of the breeds known to have occasional anesthesia issues). LaPerms and Selkirk Rex tend to be rather more robust kittehs in comparison.)

Complicating things further is the Sphynx cat--there is a strong likelihood that its "hairless" gene is actually somewhat related to the Devon Rex "rexing" gene and that it should be considered a "double rex" gene similar to "patched hairless" rats (both genes affect keratin-71, with the Sphynx "double rexed" gene (despite being recessive) being dominant over Devon Rex "single rexed"--there is a direct analogue with the "patched hairless" and rexed coat traits in rats). The canine analogue of

And this is far from the only coat weirdness in cats that's developed as the cat fancy has developed. There is a "family" of hairless cats (the Donskoy and Peterbald) resulting from a completely different hairless gene and which is a dominant; these breeds have a long developmental history in Russia but are controversial in the West due to the gene responsible causing ectodermal dysplasia in a double-dose. There is also a cat breed with a pseudo-rexed springy "wiry coat" similar to terriers (the American Wirehaired cat) which is a dominant trait--the only major side-effect other than the wiry coat is that all cats in the breed have golden eyes. (It's also the rarest breed in the CFA's registry--the CFA being the rough "cat fancy" equivalent to the AKC.)

/and this is probably more about kitteh coat genetics than you ever wanted to know
//thinks it's neat we have a second "wavy kitteh coat" gene without any bad side effects
2012-11-03 03:45:27 PM  
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Lily partaking in the nip...*snerk*


HOLY FARK! I've been TF'D!

Dammit...now I'm going to get even less work done this weekend.

Perhaps I can repay the favor with more captions.
2012-11-03 03:05:11 PM  
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The Ice Queen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: 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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So is Macadamia staying permanently or just fostering?
I can't tell, but are her eyes pink or just the red eye from the camera?


She's a foster for now, but I'm highly doubting finding out her real family with everything that's going on up north. She's very loving and personable. She is having trouble with the boy ferrets and the sisters of destruction though. They always seem rough with new ferrets, but we're keeping a close eye on her when they are all out to play. She has black eyes as she is not a full albino. We've never seen a ferret with her markings before. It really looks like a spear down her back from her tail. We had trouble figuring out her name until I saw some Macadamia ice cream in the freezer and remembered how much the wife loves that stuff. Kids wanted her to be named Vodka, but that wasn't an option.
2012-11-03 02:38:55 PM  
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A few months ago, I posted about my mom's cats, Beemer and Blossom. Beemer has since passed away and it doesn't look good for Blossom right now. She's had a wound on her face for several weeks, and the vet was afraid to put her under anesthesia because she might not come out of it. Blossom is 24 years old. My mom got her when I was 13. I'm hoping she's still around when I go down there for Turkey Day. I cannot ask my mom to keep her alive just for that though. She can still jump on the sofa AFAIK. I'm going to try to get a cat memorial urn before I go down there. I'm amazed and grateful that she's lived this long. It literally rips my heart into shreds when I read the stories of pets lost during disasters like Sandy.
2012-11-03 01:56:57 PM  
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2012-11-03 12:09:43 PM  
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OK, got caught up in the hurricane last week, and had to concentrate on making sure everything was taken care of, but completely forgot about this and feel horrible about it. So need to make up for it now. Incredible thanks, hugs, and tears to those who sent cards and a package to my family and wife since she has returned. Martin family, leepj, laulaja, Brad and Suzie, Ice Queen, Ms Brote, Akimbotoo, i_fling_poo, Not So Nice Bunny, Sherpa and Dragon, and Mrs CDK and family. If I missed anyone, please forgive me on that. I think I got all the cards in one place, but the wife put them all around the house, so if I missed one, sorry about that. It most definitely brought tears to her eyes as well as a well placed glare in my direction (she was upset I didn't tell her about it). Thank you all again from the bottom of my and my family's heart. Your kindness and generosity is truly moving and very much appreciated.
2012-11-03 12:04:42 PM  
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The Green Intern: It's been two weeks since we had to say goodbye to Jenka, but life is starting to get back to normal around here. Maxim was still pretty down and just not himself, but really begging for attention and wanting someone to play with. And we're all crap at chasing lasers, so we decided it was time to find another kitty for the home. So Mrs Intern, MadAnimalScientist, and I went down to the Animal Rescue League in Ankeny and looked at all the cats, trying to find one who responded well to us. Unfortunately they were all more interested in hiding and running away. (A day care had brought all their kids to see the animals. The kitties were... agitated.)

We were starting to get a little discouraged when we asked if we could pet this shy white kitten we spotted in the corner, and holy damn did she respond. Hopped up on our shoulders, walked around, purring the entire time. She plopped down on Mrs Intern's chest and started nuzzling, and Mrs Intern looked down and asked "Did Jenka send you?"

She got a "mew!" and a headbutt/nuzzle for a reply.

Her name is Yuki, (Means "snow" in Japanese) and she's a seven month old ball of purr. Took her into the vet for her initial exam and they couldn't get a good listen because she wouldn't stop purring. She's got the kitty cold at the moment, and she's sniffling and sneezing up a storm, but thankfully it sounds worse than it is. We've got her on our old friend Clavamox as a preventative, lysine in her food, and lots of TLC and snuggles. The amazing thing to me is how fast Maxim adjusted. With Jenka, it was a three-week process of tense stand-offs, growling, hissing, and the occasional fight every time we tried to introduce them. With Yuki, we did a preliminary introduction on the third day; he walked over, gave a short hiss, bopped her on the head, and walked away. Yuki didn't shy away either; she was totally relaxed the whole time, even with the head bop.

He's checking in on her now. He gives this little trill when he g ...


Yup, Jenka thought the cat sized hole in your hearts needed filling asap and sent the perfect kitteh to fill it. How wonderful for all of you that Jenka's love is smoothing the way too.
2012-11-03 12:02:52 PM  
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Repo Man typed that posted on pg 6, best cats in life are free. Only til you start feeding & paying vet bills for them!
Did get to see Fourtune Cookies & Neon, then ducked out to contrib for Webcast & wasn't let back in. Chori don't start til 5 local time, Rising Star competitors finnish just after 2 but scores'll take bit longer.
Wl keep trying to Get Back In.
May be sole chance to type on Lucky Pg 7! Hope it stays Lucky!
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2012-11-03 12:00:46 PM  
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It's been two weeks since we had to say goodbye to Jenka, but life is starting to get back to normal around here. Maxim was still pretty down and just not himself, but really begging for attention and wanting someone to play with. And we're all crap at chasing lasers, so we decided it was time to find another kitty for the home. So Mrs Intern, MadAnimalScientist, and I went down to the Animal Rescue League in Ankeny and looked at all the cats, trying to find one who responded well to us. Unfortunately they were all more interested in hiding and running away. (A day care had brought all their kids to see the animals. The kitties were... agitated.)

We were starting to get a little discouraged when we asked if we could pet this shy white kitten we spotted in the corner, and holy damn did she respond. Hopped up on our shoulders, walked around, purring the entire time. She plopped down on Mrs Intern's chest and started nuzzling, and Mrs Intern looked down and asked "Did Jenka send you?"

She got a "mew!" and a headbutt/nuzzle for a reply.

Her name is Yuki, (Means "snow" in Japanese) and she's a seven month old ball of purr. Took her into the vet for her initial exam and they couldn't get a good listen because she wouldn't stop purring. She's got the kitty cold at the moment, and she's sniffling and sneezing up a storm, but thankfully it sounds worse than it is. We've got her on our old friend Clavamox as a preventative, lysine in her food, and lots of TLC and snuggles. The amazing thing to me is how fast Maxim adjusted. With Jenka, it was a three-week process of tense stand-offs, growling, hissing, and the occasional fight every time we tried to introduce them. With Yuki, we did a preliminary introduction on the third day; he walked over, gave a short hiss, bopped her on the head, and walked away. Yuki didn't shy away either; she was totally relaxed the whole time, even with the head bop.

He's checking in on her now. He gives this little trill when he gets close to announce himself, then gives her a once-over. (She's sleeping in her bed, trying to get this crud out of her system) 

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2012-11-03 10:38:07 AM  
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Matticus: Meet Steve McQueen, my 9 month old Savannah 

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What a beauty, and so regal:
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Here P_V, have a Lily....:D


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2012-11-03 10:10:20 AM  
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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 ...


Are you giving him kitten food? It has high protein, fat and calories for growing kittens, all stuff that is bad for cats with kidney problems. He might be eating because of cravings. Or he might be eating because of food insecurity issues.

I don't know what they are called, but there are bowls to help slow down fast eaters. Imagine a standard stainless steel dog bowl flipped upside down.

Use high protein treats to train the little one to do tricks. He obviously has a high food drive. That might help if he has protein/fat/calorie cravings that his regular food is not taking care of.

Get a variety of treat dispensers, hide them around the house, filled with kitten kibbles. Maybe you could find or rig up a holding bin with a lever dispenser with a timed reset so he can't just flip, flip, flip and empty the bin before eating everything in it?

That's all I can think of at the moment. Good luck with the little guy.
2012-11-03 09:43:43 AM  
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Enemabag Jones: colorado_zombie,
Sounds a lot like my kitteh that had hypothyroidism. He LOVED eating the other kitteh's puke. Plus he would scarf down his food and the other kitteh's food and beg for more. Anything that hit the floor he considered food. I once watched him eat a big chunk of red pepper and a walnut. He hit 26 pounds before he turned 2. You might want to get him tested.

Part of me want to start pulling out the cayanne pepper and doing all sorts of truly unethical experiments with that food-driven behavior.

/I am sure hypothyroidism is a horrible, horrible thing.


Hashimoto's thyroiditis *sigh*

And I will take hypothyroid over hyperthyroid any day of the week and twice on Friday.
2012-11-03 09:33:38 AM  
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colorado_zombie,
Sounds a lot like my kitteh that had hypothyroidism. He LOVED eating the other kitteh's puke. Plus he would scarf down his food and the other kitteh's food and beg for more. Anything that hit the floor he considered food. I once watched him eat a big chunk of red pepper and a walnut. He hit 26 pounds before he turned 2. You might want to get him tested.


Part of me want to start pulling out the cayanne pepper and doing all sorts of truly unethical experiments with that food-driven behavior.

/I am sure hypothyroidism is a horrible, horrible thing.
2012-11-03 09:24:30 AM  
1 vote:

tigerose: 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.


Forgot to tell you, we want to stay away from Shelby County because we are trying to expand and don't want to limit ourselves to one county. There are many animals in Kentucky that need help and we hope to have funds to help many animals.

Some good starts on ideas, keep the creative thoughts coming!
2012-11-03 09:17:44 AM  
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Fell in Love With a Chair I suspect your little monster is eating because he is bored, and he bolts his food because somewhere alonng the line he was hungry...does he get any gooshy food? Try giving him more gooshy food. Also put the crunchies in an airtight container so he isn't smelling it all day long.

When my loudmouth, Eli the bitey gets obnoxious about food, I pick him up and give him lovins..then refuse tofeed him. Or, I will give him a few kibble in his bowl and tell him "all gone"...it really does work!
2012-11-03 08:47:37 AM  
1 vote:
My favorite kinds of cats:

1. Maggie (internationally recognized for 12 years as cutest cat in the universe)
2. Rusty (notoriously handsome devil)
3. Any shelter cat

/just personal opinion
2012-11-03 08:46:28 AM  
1 vote:
i877.photobucket.com
2012-11-03 06:37:18 AM  
1 vote:

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 05:04:03 AM  
1 vote:

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 04:11:46 AM  
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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:
i219.photobucket.com
2012-11-03 02:49:58 AM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com

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.
2012-11-02 11:09:16 PM  
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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'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 10:08:56 PM  
1 vote:
''Mew' Beginnings' as a name?

/wish I had something better.
2012-11-02 09:35:43 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:26:57 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:21:20 PM  
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Oh dear god MAKE IT STOP!
i211.photobucket.com
2012-11-02 08:41:13 PM  
1 vote:

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 07:37:41 PM  
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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 07:30:28 PM  
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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 07:12:38 PM  
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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 06:59:16 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:55:49 PM  
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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 06:38:14 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:22:05 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:03:10 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:02:11 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:32:37 PM  
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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 05:24:12 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:04:13 PM  
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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....

i76.photobucket.com

My cat...My caption

Huggggggggs to everyone!!
2012-11-02 03:56:13 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2012-11-02 03:49:09 PM  
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i877.photobucket.com

2012-11-02 02:17:14 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:55:59 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:34:35 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:07:36 PM  
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i.imgur.com
2012-11-02 10:27:19 AM  
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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 10:19:49 AM  
1 vote:
i877.photobucket.com
2012-11-02 10:18:43 AM  
1 vote:
i877.photobucket.com
2012-11-02 10:17:12 AM  
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i877.photobucket.com
2012-11-02 10:16:22 AM  
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i877.photobucket.com
2012-11-02 09:27:26 AM  
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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 08:54:45 AM  
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i.imgur.com
2012-11-02 06:39:24 AM  
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i870.photobucket.com
2012-11-02 05:25:18 AM  
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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!

i870.photobucket.com 

Sheesh.
2012-11-02 05:11:35 AM  
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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...

i.imgur.com
2012-11-02 02:11:49 AM  
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Matticus: Meet Steve McQueen, my 9 month old Savannah 

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Hi Steve! You are one cool cat.

i870.photobucket.com
2012-11-02 12:30:28 AM  
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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 12:08:53 AM  
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i.imgur.com
2012-11-01 11:09:50 PM  
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Hey there. 

Hope everyone's hanging in there for the weekend.

i.imgur.com
2012-11-01 10:39:10 PM  
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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 09:31:25 PM  
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Did someone say my name?
upload.wikimedia.org
2012-11-01 09:02:27 PM  
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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 08:40:42 PM  
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Hi, everyone! It's nice to be back in contact with the outside world again!
2012-11-01 06:17:18 PM  
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Berber kitteh. Easy care, long wearing, stain resistant.
images.sciencedaily.com
2012-11-01 05:32:19 PM  
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farm5.staticflickr.com
 
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