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2013-01-26 07:33:56 PM
5 votes:

MadAzza: shotglasss: sherpa18: Summer Glau's Love Slave: I caught my piece of shiat next door neighbor kicking his cats because they left paw prints on his F-350 Lackofpeener-mobile.
/Called the cops. //They laughed at me over the phone. ///Might be time to oil the F-350 windshield.
People (and I use the word lightly) like that need a taste of their own medicine. / baseball bats are also good
Strong acids will etch glass....a Q-tip dipped in a rust remover makes a great windshield pencil, if you get my drift...

I think all of you should reconsider pissing off a guy who has a short fuse and takes out his anger on animals.
And since when is vandalism an acceptable response to anything? How about trying to have a conversation with the guy about it?


I would like to clarify my position on this - I am not advocating vandalism, however, as far as I'm concerned, there is no excuse whatsoever for abusing an animal. If I see someone doing this, I will make your life miserable (legally, if possible, but I would not rule out taking matters into my own hands if necessary).

i415.photobucket.com
2013-01-26 10:56:26 PM
4 votes:

lilyspad:
Yeah, I think most of us "agree"  that we would never do anything like that to another person, but it IS fun to talk about.  And, who knows?  Someday all that knowledge may come in handy!  Just sayin'.....



Times like that, it is handy knowing "certain people" that are "skilled" in those areas..

For example...

Knowing someone who did 3 tours as Special forces. Helluva nice guy, but let's just say that having "too much knowledge" can sometimes make them a little volatile...especially when they happen to still have a couple of "pull & go" thermite grenades (nicknamed engine killers)

OR... a really nice big ole biker who had a neighbor that decided to discard their trash in the back of his property. Him and a couple of his "associates" went over to the neighbors house to return the trash and "convinced" the neighbor that it would be in the neighbors best interest to not do that again...the neighbors house went up for sale within a week.

OR...someone who knew how to use "zip" wire and run it from the coil on a car engine to the fuel filler neck

Come to think about it.... Those people were big animal lovers and I shudder to think of what would of happened if any of them saw someone abuse an animal.


i384.photobucket.com


But the best advice is...
i384.photobucket.com
2013-01-25 10:35:07 PM
4 votes:

lilyspad: Real Women Drink Akvavit: One of the docs lost his patience and and said  "You are dying. You will have your blood transfusions and rest and you will go home when I say you can go home because otherwise you're leaving this room under a sheet  with a toe tag." At  least that's pretty close to what he said to me. I obviously got the transfusions. I think someone had to be mean to  me to really make it sink in though.

Had you been ill before this all happened??? Like, did you have the flu, or a bad cold, or anything?? I'm just curious as to why you were so low on blood and stuff. Do you have a history of anemia? Just wondering...


I had been ill off and on pretty much all year, but nothing too terribly serious. I had a flu that laid me out for about a week, but that was the worse. I was usually just feeling a bit  run down and tired, but that's to be expected when you're working full time (which I'm not doing anymore - the restaurant closed), running my part of our household and being one of my Grandma's primary caregivers. You figure you're just tired is all and take a day trip or two every few months  for a bit of a rest, even if you're just sacking out at the Youth Hostel downtown.  It don't think it occurs to anyone to think "Gee, my hemoglobin may be horrifically low and all of my electrolytes are probably so off where they're supposed to be that  I'm lucky to be alive". They  have no idea thus far why this has happened, but I'm definitely going to have to be monitored for a long time, I guess. (Oh, and now both my legs and feet are huge swollen, so no idea what's up with  that, either. Just know I'm going to take another Vicodin 10 cuz it hurts like hell and then hobble out to make a strawberry shake to split with my Grandma for our dessert.)

yobbery:I'm sorry about your dad. Unfortunately it *is* major surgery. I think my denial of that fact and just wanting that lump out of me is what got me through it OK. The relief of it not being cancer also helped.

I think what helped me the most when my dad died was I had just spoken to him on the phone that morning before heading out to job #1. Told him I loved  him and would make him whatever he wanted to eat when he got home in a couple days, even  if I had to call in sick to both jobs. That made him happy, we were being cut  ups on  the phone with each other and having  a nice  conversation. It's always made me feel better I got to say "I love you" and make him laugh and be happy before he  died. I miss him all these years later, but still treasure that last conversation we had together.
2013-01-24 09:14:40 PM
4 votes:
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2013-01-24 08:43:15 PM
3 votes:
Here's a recent picture of Snickers. One of the updates said he'll be going to a rescue group soon so they can find him a furever home.

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2013-01-24 08:19:29 PM
3 votes:
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2013-01-24 07:33:13 PM
3 votes:
Jeez, what is wrong with people? One of the cats of my childhood came home with oe of our other cats. Dring one of the worst snow storms in Cincinnati. Poor kitteh had frostbitten toes, and ears..He lived with us for 15 yrs.
2013-01-24 06:59:40 PM
3 votes:
Awwwww, poor Snickers. I hope he recovers and lives a long, healthy life.
2013-01-28 08:34:34 AM
2 votes:

lilyspad: professional_vampire: Morning, lilyspad! Did you read up on the beginning of Shawshank? How'd you like the rest of it?

I tried to read up on it last night...I'll look at it some more later. Someday I'll watch the whole thing.
Sorry if I pissed anyone off by asking about it......won't happen again.


Caturday is a family thing and we all have questions from time to time.. ask away.. it is part of Caturday.. other threads can be topic specific.. Caturday is not... if we were 'out of line', I am sure that Bathia would have told us...  and you really should watch the whole movie... it,s great.. no titty sprinkles, though ..
2013-01-27 09:28:38 PM
2 votes:

lilyspad: So nobody here has seen this movie who will give me a quick rundown??? GAH!!!


Sorry. This is a caturday thread, not a Shawshank Redemption thread or a personal thread. QJ told you where to look for info on the movie if you want it.

Love your pics and participation but let's keep it what it is.
2013-01-26 11:51:37 PM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-01-26 10:22:23 PM
2 votes:
It has been truly a heartbreaking Caturday this weekend. The loss of so many animal friends ,some were with us for a short time and some were lifelong friends. They are greatly missed by the people they met in their travels. Some people cannot bear to replace those who have gone before but if you get a new friend they are not a replacement, they are someone new with new attitudes and expressions and new ways to make you smile,and perhaps a new place in your heart.
I remember all the animal friends I've had in my life, each was special to me in their own way and no two were alike in attitude or temperament but they all had a way to make me smile and relax after a hard day.
2013-01-26 10:05:00 PM
2 votes:

Meanwhile, this has been a truly brutal Caturday considering all the losses - I can't even keep up, so I will just leave this here, with my sincerest condolences for everyone who has lost a fur friend...

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/ if you were able to give a cat (insert animal of your choice) a good life, no matter for how short a time, remember that they were able to experience being loved - which they may never have had without YOU.
2013-01-26 06:06:39 PM
2 votes:
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2013-01-26 02:12:35 PM
2 votes:
linuxpyro awww...so sorry to hear about Zeus. You gave him such a great life. I think he is may be up there, waiting for Stan The Man Musial to hit the ball so he can go chase it.

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/been watching the Stan Musial funeral on TV all morning
//It's the only thing on TV all day in St Louis
///at least for those of us with no cable...
////Stan was a great man and very much loved by St Louis and the world
//RIP Stan and Zeus
2013-01-26 10:00:16 AM
2 votes:
I don't normally post in these caturday threads, Usually I'm late to the party or don't feel I have anything significant to add, but I regularly visit them and makes me happy usually at the stories and laugh at the pics. Everyonce in a while though, the thread takes a very sad turn. There area lot of sad stories this week, my condolences to all. I have manly water in my eyes. Since I never have, please allow me to share my feline stories.

I've had plenty of cats, but three stick out to me.
Smokey - The neighborhood gray tabby watch cat. Would stick her tongue out (like with her mouth closed but tongue still out and walk around like that) and had a penchent to come up and sniff when you patted the ground. She was a beast, took getting her leg run over by my g'ma like a champ. a few months in a cast, and she was back on the streets!

Cat - You know the story, there is a cat in the neighborhood. there's the neighborhood cat. There is the cat that sleeps on my mom's car (and my mom secretly feeds). There is the cat we feed in the backyward. there is the cat we feed in the house (we had a pet door). So, he is ours, his name is Cat. Wouldn't have anything to do with anybody, except me (probably cause i fed it). slowly it became our house cat, and quite loving (and tolerant) of other beings outside of just me. I was in Japan when we lost him. I was incredulous at first, but when I happened across that pic of the all black cat (like Cat here)standing at the pearly gates and St. Peter saying, "Well... In or out?" I about lost it. Many tissues were lost that night. But he was a great cat. I love that anytime I see a cat I'm reminded of him.

Conan - My current rambunctious scamp. orange with a white belly, very well behaved except for needs remininding not to bite now and again (he's still just less than a year). We got him by accident, a rescue, he was brought into my GF's family as her brother's kitten, but when he didn't really take care of it and serious drama started happening between my gf and her family, she and I took the cat and made sure it wasn't going to end up in the streets. Something i wouldn't put past her family. he's mostly a house cat and we take him out on a leash (i live in an apartment complex so no pet door) at least every other day weather permitting. he's super sweet, if only a bit energetic. I love him though, and would devastate anyone who hurt my kitty. A feeling we all share for our pets I'm sure.

To those of you with sad stories, if you didn't know the bad how would you know the good? And remember, if you lost a loved pet, take time time to mourn but after that your heart isn't full without a pet to warm it.

I don't know when I'll get to post in a timely manner in a Caturday thread next, so thank you all for what has been thus far 6 years of warming my Saturdays, sundays or mondays whenever I got to the thread. I love all pets.

Good day all.
2013-01-26 08:34:11 AM
2 votes:

sherpa18: Summer Glau's Love Slave: I need this - something warm and fuzzy and heartwarming. This afternoon, I caught my piece of shiat next door neighbor kicking his cats because they left paw prints on his F-350 Lackofpeener-mobile.
/Called the cops.
//They laughed at me over the phone.
///Might be time to oil the F-350 windshield.

People (and I use the word lightly) like that need a taste of their own medicine.

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/ baseball bats are also good


Awesome video, kid deserved a face full of angry feline.....
2013-01-25 11:22:20 PM
2 votes:

F Flat: Hello Caturday folks!  I'm a regular lurker, but I hope you can give me some advice.
We lost my first furry friend on Tuesday morning.  (Never had a pet to call my own before.)
We brought home brothers Buddy and Rascal 4 years ago.  After the first exam when they were kittens, we found that Rascal had a slight heart murmur.  It didn't seem to bother him much. He was a very active cat, but he died from a blood clot right by his heart.
Here's the thing.  I'm worried about Buddy.  He keeps looking for Rascal, and now is home alone all day.  Should we start looking for a buddy for Buddy?  Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!


So sorry to hear about Rascal. :(
Cats form close bonds and they mourn when one of them goes away. Just like we do.
Buddy will mourn for a while, give him a lot of extra love and attention while he's going though this sad time. It will help you both cope with the loss.
 Did you let him spend some time with Rascal's body so he could see that there was no life left in Rascal? I've heard that helps.
Here's an article that explains pet grief better than I can.  http://www.fabcats.org/owners/euthanasia/bereavement.html

We're going through a similar situation right now. Last month we took in two brothers almost 2 years old. They're are very closely bonded. We planned on putting both cats up for adoption, they're beautiful white cats which would find homes quickly
When I brought them to the vet for routine check-up the vet discovered the short hair cat has a grade 4 heart murmur. He's at risk for dying a sudden early death. The vet said we can do a cardiac work-up on the cat but it's very expensive and heart conditions in cats are difficult to manage. For now she said to just give him 1/2 baby aspirin every 4 days to help try to prevent clots and taurine supplements might help.
The long hair brother is very healthy.
. My dilemma is what to do with them as far as adoption goes. I want them to stay together and be adopted together. But adopting a cat that has a heart condition and limited lifespan isn't going to be easy. Of course we have no clue how long the cat will live, 5 months, 5 years, longer? No clue.
Separating them now and adopting out the long hair cat seems just plain cruel, it's obvious they love being together.
I'm hoping I can find some very wonderful person to adopt them both and give them a good life together, even if one life will be a shorter one.

After your Rascal was diagnosed with the murmur, what did your vet recommend to do to keep him healthy for as long as possible? Did you try the baby aspirin? Did you have a cardiac workup done or just wait and see what happened. Did they give you any idea of how long Rascal would enjoy life with you?
2013-01-25 09:27:28 PM
2 votes:

yobbery: quantum_jellyroll: Summer Glau's Love Slave:
I need this - something warm and fuzzy and heartwarming. This afternoon, I caught my piece of shiat next door neighbor kicking his cats because they left paw prints on his F-350 Lackofpeener-mobile.

/Called the cops.
//They laughed at me over the phone.
///Might be time to oil the F-350 windshield.

As a black-belt, professional troublemaker, may I recommend a bead of this applied along the
leading edge of the windshield blades. Amazingly impossible to remove.
Almost makes buying a new Lackofpeener-mobile the only practical solution.

Or...if you want to be less destructive and drive him nuts, just pour 1/2 quart of oil under his truck every other day.
We did this to a co-worker after he got his car out of the shop. He took it back to the shop three or four times before he caught us. His mechanic thought is was a great prank...him, not so much.
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I've heard of all kinds of things to do to cars, but that's funny, expensive, annoying and really doesn't do damage. One of the mild pranks I liked was to get in someones car and turn everything on, the radio volume to full blast, heat blower on high, wipers on.

When I was younger we did more damage. We put valve grinding compound in gas tanks, super glue in door key holes or ignition so the key wouldn't go in. Not an inexpensive repair.

One time we masking taped an car until it was completely covered. Then laughed our butts off watching the guy try to get in his car in the morning, in the pouring rain when he had to go to work.

Dead fish on the motor or even better, cut up and dropped down the defroster. Canned mackerel or sardines smells pretty nasty after a while. Fish under the backseat  in the summertime, best done while someone is at work and the car sits out in the hot sun all day.

Rearranging the spark plug wires could easily ruin someone's day. We did this to a guy who was cheating on his wife and he couldn't move the car before the other woman's husband got home from work. Explain that car stuck in the driveway mister!!

 I took all four valve stems out of an ex boyfriends car tires so he was stranded.  That one backfired when he called the girl he was cheating on me with to pick him up and take him home. That's ok, then I sold his 68 Camaro convertible  that he wanted back in the worst way.

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap!!
2013-01-25 08:09:52 PM
2 votes:
cretinbob, domari ... I can't even begin to express my admiration (and appreciation) for what you two do - please don't give up! You guise are truly special.

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2013-01-25 04:37:37 PM
2 votes:
Tigerose - yup, vasovagal syncope. It's also triggered by having blood drawn and lots of other things, so I have seen it and do suspect that's what it was. He's got a cardiologist appointment for Friday the 1st - it was time for him to make one anyway to get a new script for his BP meds. Men! So stubborn about seeing the Dr.
2013-01-25 12:43:55 PM
2 votes:

domari: professional_vampire: Good morning! My husband managed to scare the shiat out of me this morning. Since he's not working right now (thanks, winter) and it's been so cold, he's been staying up most nights to keep the fire going in the wood stove to keep the house warm. This morning he came to bed around 4:30, slept for maybe half an hour then woke up because he had to use the restroom. He went, then as he was going to wash his hands - he passed out right there at the sink! I heard a thud, got up and ran to the bathroom to make sure he was ok. Once he got back to bed he was just lying there in a cold sweat, but he said his heart wasn't racing and he didn't feel bad, didn't want to go to the ER, etc. By the time I left for work, he said the cold sweat had stopped and he was fine. He said he just needed to get some sleep. I think when I get home I'm going to give him a hug and a kiss, then I'm going to beat hin for letting himself get that run down!

He probably should have gone to the ER. I hope he's getting some rest and doesn't try that again.


I was going to say that.  Passing out and a cold sweat can be indicative of arrhythmia, tachycardia, or even a heart attack.  He should get an EKG.
2013-01-25 07:55:10 AM
2 votes:

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Gentle Caturdayians,


I am so sorry for what you're going through.

It looks like you live in California and you probably already know about the California Rx Card Link, you get discounts on lots of prescription drugs. It's run by the state for anyone who is a resident and it's free. We have it here and sometimes it's made it possible for me to get meds I couldn't afford otherwise.
2013-01-25 01:01:27 AM
2 votes:

reigning.cats.and.dogs: cretinbob: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x455]
We just lost this little girl. Same as in TFA. Her eyes were completely crusted shut and she had pneumonia. Lots of antibiotics and care, but in the end she just wouldn't eat.
Sometimes we are only able to make the short time they have comfortable.

Poor baby...  at least she knew kindness in her last days, which is likely more than she'd ever had before...   This is why you and domari are my favorite super heroes...


Thanks for thinking we're super heroes. My cape is getting tattered and worn. Super heroes are supposed to be strong, right?

This little girl we named Bradlea. She was around 6 months old.  I was so pissed off when I saw her the first time.  I wish I took photos of what she looked like when I picked her up but I needed to get her straight to the vet. Her lungs were so congested I could hear her breathing from several yards away.Her nose was completely plugged.  Her eyes and face had so much black crusty gunk on them they were crusted shut and it was all stuck to her face down to her chin. The vet had no clue when the last time her eyes were open. One of her eyes was trashed, sunken in, the other she could still barely see out of. The vet tech soaked the face with warm wet cloths and used a flea comb to gently pick all the gunk off Bradlea's face. Bradlea was so good while the tech was treating her, she laid there and purred. That was more attention than she was given in a long time.

Bradlea was a  kitten being fed by a woman who fed strays. I asked the woman why she waited so long to do something, she said she tried to clean her face and gave her antibiotics, which was bullshiat. I asked why the kitten didn't go to the vet, she said she didn't have time or money to bring her there. Instead, Bradlea lived outside in the frigid cold and snow like that for weeks.

We tried cleaning her up the best we could, the skin on her face was raw from drainage from the eye infection. In the photo you can see the mucus on her chin that drooled out of her mouth. We gave her antibiotics and put ointment in her eyes, We tried to get her to eat, but if cats can't smell or breathe, they can't eat. Every couple hours I tried putting babyfood meat, KMR or prescription food in a syringe so she could have several mouthfuls at a time, she wanted nothing to do with food. Eventually she gave up, clamped her mouth shut and wouldn't even swallow what I gave her. Nothing more I could do, she was just too sick, the damage was done before we took her in. Her body couldn't fight it.

But the entire time she was here all Bradlea wanted was attention, she was so snuggly and cuddly.  She was too weak to maintain her body temperature. So we kept her in our room with a heater and let her sleep with us to keep her warm. She was very content being wrapped in a blanket and sleeping snuggled up close to us. We'd lie in bed watching tv during the day, trying to feed her and keep her comfortable. She liked sleeping on Cretinbob, around his neck with her face in his beard. He pulled up the covers and let her sleep like that. She hated the food but loved the attention. She purred so loudly, it masked the sound of her gurgly lungs.

I was very sad that Bradlea died. I was so mad that her death was caused by human neglect just like most of the other deaths we've had to deal with. This sweet little girl could have been alive and happy if only someone took the time to bring her to the vet when they first saw she was sick and not let her get to the point of no return.

Her last days were spent very much loved, she died indoors, warm and snuggly, not outside in a foot of snow when it was -5 degrees out. That doesn't make it any better, she's dead, this could have all been prevented.

 I often swear I'm not going to do this anymore. Too much neglect, too many deaths. I'm tired. Not enough hours in the day.  My health sucks.  I'm broke. Just too much other crap going on.

So today I took in an approximately 8+ year old cat someone found in her basement a few days ago. Skinny with a belly bloated with worms, rotten teeth, and frostbite on her ears. Otherwise she's in pretty good shape, not sick, she eats well. Another very lovable friendly cat. What was I supposed to do, ignore her like others have? Should I look away and pretend she doesn't exist?

How do we make this ever stop???
2013-01-24 10:42:37 PM
2 votes:
OlderGuy:  We had about an inch of snow last night, more is expected tonight and tomorrow...  and it is COLD out there.. about 20 degrees right now.. 15 for the night.. I guess that when you get older, it gets to you quicker...

We've been in the deep freeze here all week. It was almost 40 late Sunday night then dropped like a rock and was in single digits Monday morning. Havn't seen the teens since.

Some people are miserable in heat and humidity. Not me, but this shiat? It totally saps my energy and drive. I hate it with the passion of a thousand suns.
2013-01-24 09:10:54 PM
2 votes:

cretinbob: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x455]
We just lost this little girl. Same as in TFA. Her eyes were completely crusted shut and she had pneumonia. Lots of antibiotics and care, but in the end she just wouldn't eat.
Sometimes we are only able to make the short time they have comfortable.


Poor baby...  at least she knew kindness in her last days, which is likely more than she'd ever had before...   This is why you and domari are my favorite super heroes...
2013-01-24 09:04:12 PM
2 votes:
farm9.staticflickr.com
We just lost this little girl. Same as in TFA. Her eyes were completely crusted shut and she had pneumonia. Lots of antibiotics and care, but in the end she just wouldn't eat.
Sometimes we are only able to make the short time they have comfortable.
2013-01-28 09:33:04 PM
1 votes:
farm9.staticflickr.com
Samson picks up where Dinky left off. He does a good job trashing the living room. So do the girls.
Note the massive pile of catnip on the carpet.
Moved the furniture and let them have at it...they're quite spoiled, methinks.
2013-01-28 09:28:23 PM
1 votes:
My cat is unhappy. He doesn't understand this thing called "curfew".. As in, no, you can't go out now, it is past your curfew...and I will be in bed by the time you want in...and I might not be too inclined to let your fuzzy butt in at odark 30!
Next feline overlord/lady will be inside only!
2013-01-28 08:52:12 PM
1 votes:

tigerose: sherpa18: / seriously, thank you all for having my back
Hey, back, front and all the sides of you! Besides, I remember being TF'd. I think a day or so after I joined. That just made me feel sooo good! And that was well before my poetry ever hit the Caturday "wall"...and besides that, we lurv you..Rum and all!


lurv me, lurv my rum... :o)

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2013-01-28 08:41:35 PM
1 votes:

professional_vampire: sherpa18: / seriously, thank you all for having my back / the caturday family ROCKS
It's just the universe returning the favor of you giving me a month of TF. Do good and good will find its way to you.Thanks!


Very true - I firmly believe in what goes around, comes around.

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2013-01-28 08:28:13 PM
1 votes:

yobbery: Biscuit's followup went well today. There is one small spot on the incision that looked a little inflamed so he has to take antibiotics for a few days just to be safe. Other than that he's good to go. He is the best patient! My wife said there was no screaming in the car and he almost fell asleep while waiting for the doc. A very easy going laid back little monkey.


i415.photobucket.com

Could you kindly have the Biscuit send an email to the White Boy explaining that being put in the carrier and going to the vet is not the end of the world? And there is really no need to scream at the top of his lungs the entire trip? Or shed so much on the examining table that they have to vacuum the room when we leave? Or dump a stinky revenge poop in the carrier on the way home?

/ needless to say, dragon does not like going to the vet
// i'm dreading taking him in for a check-up in a month or so, i hate putting him through that...
2013-01-28 07:58:31 PM
1 votes:

sherpa18: Leepj: sherpa18: Good! Now, perhaps you have a glimmer of how much you mean to the group & how much we don't want to miss you.

[i415.photobucket.com image 500x357]

/ seriously, thank you all for having my back
/ the caturday family ROCKS




Hey, back, front and all the sides of you! Besides, I remember being TF'd. I think a day or so after I joined. That just made me feel sooo good! And that was well before my poetry ever hit the Caturday "wall"...and besides that, we lurv you..Rum and all!
2013-01-28 07:53:09 PM
1 votes:

sherpa18: Leepj: sherpa18: Good! Now, perhaps you have a glimmer of how much you mean to the group & how much we don't want to miss you.



/ seriously, thank you all for having my back
/ the caturday family ROCKS


It's just the universe returning the favor of you giving me a month of TF. Do good and good will find its way to you. Thanks!
2013-01-28 07:48:05 PM
1 votes:

Leepj: sherpa18: Good! Now, perhaps you have a glimmer of how much you mean to the group & how much we don't want to miss you.


i415.photobucket.com

/ seriously, thank you all for having my back
/ the caturday family ROCKS
2013-01-28 07:05:48 PM
1 votes:
Well, the Maynerdkitty household will soon be moving from temporary quarters onto a new farm. Got the papers signed today, just waiting for the confirmation of the wire transfer.
The household grew today, we put some of Esmeralda and Georges eggs in the incubator and they started to hatch out this morning. One looks good but the other is weak. One more day and we move them to a safe room
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We locked the kitties in my room while we went to sign paperwork, Tom is still sleeping but Li-Ion is keeping a close watch on the little nuggets.
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2013-01-28 06:56:25 PM
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Biscuit's followup went well today. There is one small spot on the incision that looked a little inflamed so he has to take antibiotics for a few days just to be safe. Other than that he's good to go.

He is the best patient! My wife said there was no screaming in the car and he almost fell asleep while waiting for the doc.

A very easy going laid back little monkey.
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2013-01-28 01:55:04 PM
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professional_vampire: CrankyAndi: I was trying to wash the 2 cream colored nests that Louie is protecting.  He followed me to the laundry room crying...so I put them back on the bed.  I didn't have the heart to wash his lubs.

Cracker Jack has 2 "pounce buddies", small stuffed cats he loves to play with. One day I washed one, then gave it to him to play with - he wanted nothing to do with it. The only way we got him to play with it again was when hubby rubbed it on the bottom of his feet! I think kittehs like stinky!


He's not the only one. A sure-fire way of summoning the cats is to either fill the kibble bowl or put a just-worn article of clothing on the bed. They will appear within minutes to happily curl up on whatever garment was discarded, even socks. The longer it's been without being washed the better! I've lost count of how many times we've had to endure a hurt look when we move one of them to retrieve a shirt or pants. They love the hubby's stuff more, though, and if we go to someone else's house and they have a cat, kitty will IMMEDIATELY curl up on his jacket as soon as he puts it down. Never fails, I guess he puts out a catnip-like pheromone or something. :)
2013-01-28 08:43:19 AM
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The rain is here.. doesn't appear to be freezing.. doppler shows the freezy stuff farther north.. bridges might be kinda hairy, though.. we are right at 32 degrees... time to carefully go to work.. inside ! Have water and air lines to run.. need to get the new keg washer/filler operational... bbl..... everyone be safe...
2013-01-28 08:35:21 AM
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2013-01-27 11:21:12 PM
1 votes:

John Buck 41: And yay for reaching kilokitty at 10:30ish Sunday pm!


Indeed!  I just made this in honour of the occasion!  :)

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Yes, there are 1000 cats in there!

Please feel free to reuse any time the occasion presents itself.
2013-01-27 11:03:56 PM
1 votes:
/ guise, i ... was not looking for for a tf sponsorship, i was just pissing and moaning about stuff until i got around to it - but it seems that you people are fighting about me - and i am feeling the love. thank you all!!!

OlderGuy won the race --- so:

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2013-01-27 10:42:10 PM
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Cracker Jack just jumped up on the bed with me; now he's looking at me as if to say, "OK, Mom, put down the phone so we can get some sleep." (He likes to sleep curled up next to my side.) Since I can't resist him on the rare occasions when he wants to cuddle, guess that means I'll see you guys tomorrow. Good night, all.
2013-01-27 09:55:32 PM
1 votes:
Gah! Freezing rain right now! Soo glad I told Eli no to an evening galavant. Wet kitteh is one thing. Frozen wet kitteh is another!
2013-01-27 09:38:51 PM
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ohnonotfloridaagain: lilyspad: So nobody here has seen this movie who will give me a quick rundown??? GAH!!!

Sorry. This is a caturday thread, not a Shawshank Redemption thread or a personal thread. QJ told you where to look for info on the movie if you want it.

Love your pics and participation but let's keep it what it is.


My perception is that Caturday threads allow a little more latitude in terms of  threadjacking than the average Fark thread. YMMV  :)
2013-01-27 09:31:26 PM
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lilyspad: Okay...QUICK!!! Somebody give me a fast run through of Shawshank Redemption for the 1st hour and a half!! I came in at the point where Tim Robbins gets accosted and taken to the projector room, and gets the crap beat out of him! What happened before that????

Never seen it before....


AWEsome movie! Watch it from the beginning....Netflix, DVR off your dish/cable, or pick up the Dvd at Walmart for 5 or 6 bucks.
2013-01-27 09:26:19 PM
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lilyspad: sherpa18: lilyspad: Okay...QUICK!!! Somebody give me a fast run through of Shawshank Redemption for the 1st hour and a half!! I came in at the point where Tim Robbins gets accosted and taken to the projector room, and gets the crap beat out of him! What happened before that????I'm assuming he's in for murder....what else???

You've never seen the Shawshank Redemption?!?!?

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NO!! I don't so movies...but it's on...and I'm trying to catch up!


Go to imdb.com and look it up! They give you a synopsis down the page a ways. It is a GREAT movie that really deserves to be watched from the beginning. Maybe your Public Library has a copy you can borrow?
2013-01-27 09:25:46 PM
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lilyspad: So nobody here has seen this movie who will give me a quick rundown??? GAH!!!


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawshank_Redemption
2013-01-27 08:30:17 PM
1 votes:
Just finished an article by a gal who was chomped by her kitteh. She spent 4 days in hospital because she kept thinking that it would "get better" on it's own...umm..obviously no one told her how incredibly toxic cat spit can be. Cats are able to inject the toxins very deeply, because when they bite, their teeth penetrate deep into the tissue. Living with a bitey cat, I always watch any munches deep or otherwise. I have been lucky so far..

My Mom had her cat bite her so hard, her wrist was broken! -at the vet, Cindy clamped her while she was getting a shot, and held by my Mom...antibiotics, xrays,splint, physical therapy etc...but ya know what? My Mom loved that cat dearly, and still, 10 yrs later still mourns her loss...ahh, to be a kitteh slave! :)
2013-01-27 06:43:13 PM
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2013-01-27 03:28:46 PM
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lilyspad: So, is anyone here having a Super Bowl party next Sunday?? I used to do one every year, but I usually end up working now. My boss is letting me off early so I can watch the game with my BFF

She is making chicken nacho scoops, and I'm going to make some grilled po'boy sammiches. What are the rest of you doing???


We do snack type foods for Super Bowl Sunday, so a couple of dips - my guacamole is a must or they'll hang me from the highest branch in the back yard - and a jalepeno popper dip are definitely in there.  I'll also do some chicken wings, both spicy for my sis, her BFs (they know  about each other, so it's no big, really) and myself and some Honey BBQ for my son and my  wussy Norwegian  Mom and Gran  who  consider black  pepper to be "too spicy". *rolls eyes* I'll also make some Caramel Blondies (sis is allergic to chocolate) and then I'll do Alton Brown's Big Chewy Chocolate Chip cookie recipe. The rest will be using Ina  Garten's method of "buy and arrange". So I'll probably do some Caprese Salad skewers, prosciutto wrapped bread sticks, some fresh fruit with a couple of yogurt dips, plenty of fresh cut veggies, a bowl or two of olives and, if I get bored, some fried artichoke hearts, purchased frozen bruschetta I'll just  have to bake off and maybe some tempura  shrimp. Just depends on how I'm feeling that day how much I make and how much I buy.

It also depends on how the rest of  the family feels about what they want to eat. Sometimes I end up putting pretty much everything in the freezer I had planned for the next day and starting with a new menu because everyone except ME is being a cranky "I don't wannaaaaaa eat thaaaaaaat!" baby whiner. Some day I'm going to flip and smack one of 'em with  a freshly purchased  pound or two of tilapia or something.

/they make me mad enough, they'll get salad and only salad
//I like salad, so THERE
2013-01-27 02:08:09 PM
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MizMezcalita: Hi Caturday Folks!  I have a friend who needs some advice.  He moved from San Diego to WV a while back, but had to leave his kitty overloads back there.  He is now ready to go back and bring them out to live with him, but is concerned about the plane flight back.  They do not travel well in a car, and with staying in the crate, and being in the 'luggage' area, he worries about keeping them healthy and happy through that long flight.  He and the Vet agreed a tranquilizer is not the solution, but wondered if any of you can recommend some calming, relaxing, feel-good kitty Meds to help them through the experience.  Any advice will be welcome, and I promise pics when they get out here.....


My daughter took her cat as carry on...he stayed under the seat and didn't make a sound,  He also is not a good car traveler but did that trip with no problems
2013-01-27 12:01:51 PM
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CrankyAndi: double convection oven


GASP!! I wanna come over! I make AWESOME shortbread cookies! I spike 'em with  cardamom and orange zest, sometimes drizzle ever-so-lightly with a bit of white chocolate as well.  They are one of my most  requested cookies.

/I've always wanted a double convection oven
***jealous!***
2013-01-27 10:33:09 AM
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Waiting on the delivery of my new oven.  FINALLY!!!!  I purchased it 12/23/2012...it was back ordered.  I WILL be seeing the box it comes in and I WILL see the plastic on it (Lowe's tried to give me the floor model of the dryer I purchased.  Funny, a whirlpool dryer does not come with samsung instructions...) so I am very cautious.

I have a batch of cookie dough in the fridge (made it this morning)...the 'neiman marcus' cookie dough.  I'll make them this afternoon and test out the new oven.

Yes it is just an oven but it is MY oven and it is a double convection oven.

And I got to see this happen Friday afternoon.  I had to drive around a parking lot til I saw the big number change.


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2013-01-27 08:36:00 AM
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Good meowning all! Coffee anyone? I just made a fresh pot. And there is hot water for tea as well. The sun is shining here. What an energizing sight! (eli likes it too, been a long tome since he took a sunbath)...
2013-01-27 04:20:45 AM
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Thank you everyone for all the good thoughts, ideas, suggestions, etc.I've been sleeping off and on all day and my Mom says I look "very pale", which is saying a lot. I always look very pale, so I suppose I'm lucky she didn't haul me off to the  ER again today. Just gotta make it to Tuesday to meet the new doc and then get a plan in  place.  I know there will be needles involved, which does not make me happy since I'm still pretty bruised up from all the IVs and needles last time, but I know it will have to be done.

I'm about to go fully horizontal again,  with my feet and  legs propped up on a couple of pillows and my giant stuffed puppy dog my sis got my for my birfday last year. Hopefully that will help with the swelling part. I've heard of DVT, but that's just about it and couldn't really tell ya too much about it. I'll have to look it up later when I am better rested and feeling slightly less deathishly inclined. Bah! I hate not feeling well.

ts2.mm.bing.net

See ya all when I regain consciousness again. Probably around the time the GoGo Beastie starts flinging herself against my bedroom door so I can  "play" with her. Or give her gushy fuds. Or she can just run away while screaming something at me in cat language that probably means "YOU SLEEP TOO DAMN MUCH!!!"

I lurveses her anyway, of course. :-)
2013-01-27 12:51:27 AM
1 votes:

DoomsDayAardvark: Well, apparently, baby Lindsay has developed "double-fangs." Her big kitty teeth have come in now, but her baby teeth haven't yet fallen out. Does anybody know anything about that? How long is she going to have the weird vampire grin?

(Not Lindsay's mouth, but the same thing going on)

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I don't know about cats but I had one dog that had the extra removed when she was about 3 because it got in infected. I had another dog that had double canines on both sides and she kept them her whole life.My vet figured as long as they didn't bother anybody why take them out,
2013-01-26 11:25:24 PM
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2013-01-26 11:21:45 PM
1 votes:

...and one for the guys

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2013-01-26 11:20:22 PM
1 votes:

yobbery: one for the ladies...
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No...here's one for the ladies...

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2013-01-26 10:10:51 PM
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lilyspad:
Yeah, I think most of us "agree" that we would never do anything like that to another person, but it IS fun to talk about.

BTW...
Did you know that you can make a *really* nice slingshot using the a coat hanger with the bottom removed?
It will fold one way. and open the other way.
If you use looped strings of about six newspaper rubberbands on each side,
you can shoot pennies for about a half block?
You didn't know that?

Pennies make a horrendous noise and can leave and admirable dent.
Along with possible glass breakage.
Be careful shooting at anything resembling a windshield.
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2013-01-26 09:50:39 PM
1 votes:
Waaay too many sadz this week...far too many.

For all those that have lost...

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2013-01-26 09:37:11 PM
1 votes:

tigerose: Sherpa18 How did you know I have been craving pizza lately?
I had to move the jalepeno Havarti cheese away from Eli. He was sniffing like crazy! I do not think his guts would appreciate it!


I think the white boy was just hoping you would mail him the left-over wings that came with the pizza. :o)  And while most of you know that Dragon loves cheese, it's story time!

A week or two ago, I went grocery shopping (at a store that I really try to avoid, due to the horrendous parking situation, but they have fantastic sales) and I was just approaching my car and the woman parked next to me closed her trunk and literally kicked her cart into the back of my car - I was all "what is your problem?" and she started screaming at me as she drove off. Leaving one grocery bag in that undercarriage part of the cart, which I naturally appropriated. Containing one large bag of Cheeze Doodles®. Now I'm not really a snack/chip person, but I did not want them to go to waste, so I opened them and the white boy absolutely lost his mind. I guess that means he is now the poster boy for the quintessential farker.

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2013-01-26 09:31:48 PM
1 votes:

OlderGuy: the access door can only be opened if he is in proximity with the receiver..


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2013-01-26 09:30:25 PM
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What is this Super Bowl you speak of next weekend???? Ha! I am getting out of work early on Sunday so I can come home and make some "noms", and I took Monday off! Good weekend!! :D
2013-01-26 09:29:59 PM
1 votes:

Dezilith: Mrs CDK:

I have photobucket but I haven't been happy with them lately...


Every now and then pharkedupBucket I mean Photobucket switches me to the new format, and I just revert back to the old format and on the "Why are you going back to the old format?" I always check the " I don't like the look or feel of the new one"

And my sentiments on the "new" photobucket format...

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2013-01-26 09:09:25 PM
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yobbery: MadAzza: shotglasss: sherpa18: Summer Glau's Love Slave: I need this - something warm and fuzzy and heartwarming. This afternoon, I caught my piece of shiat next door neighbor kicking his cats because they left paw prints on his F-350 Lackofpeener-mobile.
/Called the cops.
//They laughed at me over the phone.
///Might be time to oil the F-350 windshield.

People (and I use the word lightly) like that need a taste of their own medicine.

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/ baseball bats are also good

Strong acids will etch glass....a Q-tip dipped in a rust remover makes a great windshield pencil, if you get my drift...

I think all of you should reconsider pissing off a guy who has a short fuse and takes out his anger on animals.
And since when is vandalism an acceptable response to anything? How about trying to have a conversation with the guy about it?

I agree, but it *is* fun to kick around nefarious ideas.
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Yeah, I think most of us "agree"  that we would never do anything like that to another person, but it IS fun to talk about.  And, who knows?  Someday all that knowledge may come in handy!  Just sayin'.....
2013-01-26 08:43:14 PM
1 votes:
Went out this morning to let Fred out of his 'cave'.. the utility room.. I have got to get him on some low - cal dry food...he is getting fat.. or get a bigger pet door.. the ground was wet with melting snow and I didn't want him flopping down for rubs, so I picked him up and sorta cradled him in my arms.. usually this results in serious growls and struggles.. this time he relaxed and the purring commenced.. water cooled motor and all... last night it took less than a minute for him to cover the yard with footprints.. you could hear him romping around.. he doesn't range around anymore..  so he is not getting as much exercise.. and he is getting regular meals.. I have the RFID chip deal worked out.. there will be a 'caged' area in the basement that he will have access to, but will prevent any issues between him and Tailer (FelLuke carrier).. the access door can only be opened if he is in proximity with the receiver.. and once he is in, the door will only open 'out'...  still have some testing to do.. the water was frozen in his bowl last night in the utility room, but he was major comfy in his bed....i.imgur.com
Need to get a pic of him coming out the pet door....
2013-01-26 08:31:35 PM
1 votes:
Sherpa18 How did you know I have been craving pizza lately?

I had to move the jalepeno Havarti cheese away from Eli. He was sniffing like crazy! I do not think his guts would appreciate it!
2013-01-26 08:27:37 PM
1 votes:

Dezilith: Mrs CDK: I heard CDK playing with Butter and Caesar a little while ago. I was able to get a few shots before the battery on the camera died...

Beautiful pups! I'm hoping in a year or so things will cool enough for me to get a boxer buddy for myself and the cats...knowing my luck, future dog is going to be ruled by the cats like I am...

And to those responding to pic hosting, thank you! I'll check it out. I have photobucket but I haven't been happy with them lately...





Thanks! Butter, the white one, is our baby. We got her from St Louis Boxer Rescue 8 years ago. She is deaf but she doesn't let that stop her. We are fostering Caesar for the same rescue group. We also have another dog we adopted from St Louis boxer rescue a few years ago. She is a boxer/pit mix and her picture (sniffing the goggie cookies I made them yesterday) is below. Also including a pic of Racer and Coop so they don't get jealous. This is a rare scene. They NEVER sleep together like that so there was no way I was going to disturb them to make the bed...

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2013-01-26 08:14:16 PM
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I have a bit of sad news but a bit of happy news as well to report about our cat Reecee. Reecee passed away last month a couple days before Christmas. We had thought that we were going to have a bit of a kitty friend break until we went to adopt any new furry friends. Mainly because we were still in shock over her death (one day she was there and the next we woke up without her).
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R.I.P Reecee We miss you!

But we got a call from my husband's mom a a few weeks into this month saying that his Aunt had a few kittens who needed a good home. She knew we needed a push I guess and his Aunt had too many cats she had to take care of. So, long story short we are now the proud owners/family (or slaves lol) of two adorable kittens named Kitkat (boy) and Snickers (girl) both are black with a few white spots underneath. Soon after adopting these two Snickers had problems and had to be taken to the vet after a brief stay there she came home and has been running around getting into all kinds of trouble with her brother.

Pics:
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Snickers

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2013-01-26 07:50:35 PM
1 votes:

MadAzza: shotglasss: sherpa18: Summer Glau's Love Slave: I need this - something warm and fuzzy and heartwarming. This afternoon, I caught my piece of shiat next door neighbor kicking his cats because they left paw prints on his F-350 Lackofpeener-mobile.
/Called the cops.
//They laughed at me over the phone.
///Might be time to oil the F-350 windshield.

People (and I use the word lightly) like that need a taste of their own medicine.

[i415.photobucket.com image 270x184]
/ baseball bats are also good

Strong acids will etch glass....a Q-tip dipped in a rust remover makes a great windshield pencil, if you get my drift...

I think all of you should reconsider pissing off a guy who has a short fuse and takes out his anger on animals.
And since when is vandalism an acceptable response to anything? How about trying to have a conversation with the guy about it?


As far as I know, no one has ever followed through with any of our "ideas", mostly for shiats and giggles to see who can come up with the best idea.

As for being scared of a guy who takes out his frustrations on someone/something weaker than him, um no. My guess is that if confronted by someone equal to him, he'd probably put his tail between his legs and retreat.
2013-01-26 06:46:41 PM
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2013-01-26 05:11:27 PM
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2013-01-26 03:41:17 PM
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2013-01-26 01:52:38 PM
1 votes:

Times methinx I oughta just read & save, not post.


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Provided Ago by thebarngodess.
This time for SkerriNinja & any others I may've missed who've lost recently.
Fang Q to -- Mattbastard for rescuing Toki the $800 lovely cat
Nontentionals for tales/tails of Smokey, Cat & Conan.
Some kind loving soul
in Houston TX area please get in touch with NeoBad & adopt Ms Kitty --
she needs you ASAP, isn't growing any younger! Zinzinnati OH's too far away,
besides the 10 here wouldn't approve. We couldna manage 3 Alpha Females --
type at ft of not-as-lucky-as-hoped pg 7 to post to 9.
2013-01-26 01:36:31 PM
1 votes:
Alright, I haven't posted here in a while, but I have some sad news. We put Zeus to sleep last week. (Last Caturday, actually, although I wasn't really in the mood to post anything about it then.) He'd had urinary tract blockage, and couldn't really go to the bathroom without the help of the vet. It was a difficult decision, but we decided to do it rather than put him through the daily ordeal of have the catheter put in.

He was 13, and we'd had him since he was 6 months old. He didn't always get along with the other cats we'd had during that time, and in fact he used to pick on them although he did that less as he got older. He was very affectionate, and of course loved to get in the middle of whatever you were doing.

Here are some pictures from a year or two ago:

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Here is one from last week, just before we took him in:

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I'm going to miss seeing him when I come home now. But, we were lucky enough to have him for 13 years. As you all know it's never easy, and my thoughts/prayers go out to everyone who's lost someone this week. Now go and hug your family, feline, human, or whatever.
2013-01-26 01:23:32 PM
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SkerriNinja: I lost my sweet, cantankerous Fat Cat on Monday. We believe he had a heart attack sometime during the night on Sunday. Monday morning, he was breathing heavily, and could not get comfortable anywhere. He would lie down for a few minutes, then suddenly pop up, and make his way to another spot. The vet said he had a lot of fluid in his chest, and being 15 and a half years old was not making it easy. She said that it was unlikely that he would make it through a chest tap. So we said our goodbyes.

I've never had a cat that lived beyond 6 or 7 years, so this was very hard. I've had Fat Cat since he was about 3 days old, eyes not opened, abandoned by mama under a bush in the yard. He fit in the palm of my hand, and lived long enough to make it all the way to a whopping 27 pounds at one point. (Finally got him back to a healthier 14 pounds over the last two years. Pop was a Maine Coon that roamed the neighborhood and loved the ladies, and his Mom was a tiny stray little black cat that was probably too young to raise a litter in the first place. We never saw her again.)

And poor Gomez, his "brother from another mother", is wandering the house, yowling and staring. I feel so bad for him.

But in a few days, we will be hitting the local shelter. Hubby, who has NEVER liked cats and only tolerated mine as they were a package deal, has admitted that his heart has a hole that might only be healed by another kitty. So there's that.


I'm so sorry :(
2013-01-26 01:09:39 PM
1 votes:

valnt9: yesterday I started my 62nd orbit of the sun.
it's been a long, strange trip.
Caturday makes it bearable.
thank you.


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2013-01-26 01:05:45 PM
1 votes:

tigerose: Gremlin1 ouch! Take some type of anti-inflammatory as well as icing down your limbs. I have whacked my knee like that, and it is quite stunningly painful. I hope it feels better soon. ((Hug))


Due to youthful injuries(broken ankle and dislocated kneecap) I've been down this road before many times and will be again. I've learned if I'm going to fall I always land on the left knee first because it's the weakest and goes out first, I try not to but sometimes I can't twist enough to stop it. Someday the knee will get replaced but I keep putting it off.
Jack is attached to me like velcro when I get up to limp anywhere and he makes sure that Gremie can't get underfoot and trip me.
I do have some drugs around the house and I have taken some. I'm just glad I already did my grocery shopping otherwise I'd be limping around the store 'cuz we were almost out of cat and dog food.
2013-01-26 01:04:18 PM
1 votes:
Happy birfday Valnt9

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2013-01-26 12:59:03 PM
1 votes:

valnt9: yesterday I started my 62nd orbit of the sun.
it's been a long, strange trip.
Caturday makes it bearable.
thank you.



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2013-01-26 12:53:44 PM
1 votes:
yesterday I started my 62nd orbit of the sun.
it's been a long, strange trip.
Caturday makes it bearable.
thank you.
2013-01-26 12:44:49 PM
1 votes:

F Flat: Hello Caturday folks!  I'm a regular lurker, but I hope you can give me some advice.
We lost my first furry friend on Tuesday morning.  (Never had a pet to call my own before.)
We brought home brothers Buddy and Rascal 4 years ago.  After the first exam when they were kittens, we found that Rascal had a slight heart murmur.  It didn't seem to bother him much. He was a very active cat, but he died from a blood clot right by his heart.
Here's the thing.  I'm worried about Buddy.  He keeps looking for Rascal, and now is home alone all day.  Should we start looking for a buddy for Buddy?  Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!


Yes, you should. If you get a kitten, Buddy will even lose any extra weight he's got! But if you get two kittens, they will just play with each other and ignore Buddy.
2013-01-26 12:33:51 PM
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2013-01-26 11:19:14 AM
1 votes:

lilyspad:


I want to thank you for all of the fun pictures you post, I look forward to them when caturday rolls around,

And to everyone who share their fun pics and their stories, funny, sad and the 'Oh mi god. I can sooo relate'.

I'm finally home, and both cats are tearing up the place in celebration :) My old boys!
2013-01-26 09:51:47 AM
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Good Meowning, and welcome to all the mewbies! I am sorry for the sads, but thrilled that so many cats have had such loving homes.

It has taken me nearly an hour to catch up on the thread! My you guize were busy last night! We had family movie night, and after several glasses of wine I fell asleep in my chair. Gee think I was tired? Lol!

I pulled out Eli the Bitey's fav toy last night..da bird. We just finished a play session, now he is tired and lounging in the windowsill. Happy kitteh!
2013-01-26 09:33:44 AM
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Hellooooo!

My two cats had their yearly check ups a couple days ago. Both now qualify as 'seniors', 8 years old and 6 months.

Barbossa, long hair black cat, he's at 15 pounds, he had lost two pounds we found out and is healthy for a cat with bad teeth. I'm trying to get my bills paid so I can get them taken care of. He's beginning to have white hairs in his coat, and he sleeps...alot.

TC, is my demon child. He's a former grey Floridian feral (oh, that explains it), weighs at 16 pounds ( he lose a pound since his last visit) and is diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and we found out last year that he is positive for FIV. But, he acts like a possessed two year old. Though, he have been having a strange hacking/wheezing thing going lately about once or twice a week. The vets want to watch this incase he has kitty asthma. He has been my money drain...he went in some time ago to address his self imposed, licking induced bikini waxing. He was literally naked from the base of his tails down to his kitty balls. We found out he is sensitive to the pinesol I've been using on my floors.

And the couple weeks before that when he ate my two pet mice when he got trapped in their room....it all passed fine... though I was upset at the loss of Mix and Match. They were such sweet girls...oh well. No small critters while TC rules the roost. And trash bags. And bed. And food dishes...a month before that he was at the vets to get six rotted and broken teeth pulled....

I think now you know why I call him a demon. But I love him, and his 'Brother'. Barbie is my rescue from a local shelter, and TC was an adoption from a friend who was moving but couldn't take him. She was working as a vet tech in Florida when he came in about four years old, and the woman who brought him in was warning her not to touch him, that he's a vicious tomcat (that was how he got his name. TC, Tomcat). My friend said she rubbed his ears and he went nuts for loving. The vet said the cat should be put down dued to the injuries he had, that being some deep scratches and a massive abcess on his neck that ran to his ear, however my friend said she'll take the costs and adopt the cat. He did great evidently, and still does fantastic at the vets, though they are always curious about the massive bald patch of skin on his neck and the fuzzy spot in his eye, I figured another scratch from a fight.

I'm still shocked that this feral, a Floridian, is damn near the perfect indoor lap cat. His only fault? Stinky trash and small wriggling mammals. Oh, and don't bother trying to sneak open a can of tuna. That mouthy beast will raise hell until he gets to lick the can clean.

Hmmm...I think I'm babbling now. Well...those are my critters, next week, I'll go into Barbossa and HIS annoying habits!
2013-01-26 09:19:02 AM
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markfara: Our youngest baby was found in a deserted house, underweight and with a severe respiratory infection. She'd apparently been abandoned by the mother. She was taken to a no-kill shelter and nursed back to health over the course of a couple of months. She lost an eye in the process, and she was pretty feral when we first adopted her. We've had her for a year and a half now, and she's become very affectionate and is doing just fine these days.

We donate to that shelter twice a year now, and it will be the source any any future pets we get.


Feral cats are special.. you have to earn their trust, and you are giving them a life that they have never known.. and they like it.. Congratulations, and welcome to Caturday...
2013-01-26 09:16:57 AM
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2013-01-26 09:07:59 AM
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This thread made it dusty in here.

Here's my saved kitty, her name is Toki (yes, Wartooth)

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She got stepped on by a horse and got a busted femur and hernia at her umbilical cord. I took her 2 weeks after the incident. She could walk, but it looked really labored and preferred lying around. Her spirits were high, always trying to play like a good kitten should. We took her to the animal hospital where x-rays showed the top of her femur was almost sheared off. They performed an FHO (Femoral Head Osteotomy), where they remove the head of the femur and let the muscle tissue fill in the blank over time.

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Now she's tear-assing around the house with the other cat and living the kitten dream. Yea it wasn't cheap, but she's so affectionate it was easy to drop $800 to save a young life.
2013-01-26 08:10:41 AM
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Our youngest baby was found in a deserted house, underweight and with a severe respiratory infection. She'd apparently been abandoned by the mother. She was taken to a no-kill shelter and nursed back to health over the course of a couple of months. She lost an eye in the process, and she was pretty feral when we first adopted her. We've had her for a year and a half now, and she's become very affectionate and is doing just fine these days.

We donate to that shelter twice a year now, and it will be the source any any future pets we get.
2013-01-26 08:08:30 AM
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Oh god this thread is making me tear up.

My cat (before I adopted him) was found in a trashcan with an eye infection, a UTI and a gash over his nose. I adopted him knowing that he might lose the eye. He didn't and now, six years later, is a ten pound fluffball of an attention whore.
2013-01-26 02:18:03 AM
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sherpa18: cretinbob, domari ... I can't even begin to express my admiration (and appreciation) for what you two do - please don't give up! You guise are truly special.


QFT.
2013-01-26 12:25:27 AM
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The Ice Queen: F Flat: Hello Caturday folks!  I'm a regular lurker, but I hope you can give me some advice.
We lost my first furry friend on Tuesday morning.  (Never had a pet to call my own before.)
We brought home brothers Buddy and Rascal 4 years ago.  After the first exam when they were kittens, we found that Rascal had a slight heart murmur.  It didn't seem to bother him much. He was a very active cat, but he died from a blood clot right by his heart.
Here's the thing.  I'm worried about Buddy.  He keeps looking for Rascal, and now is home alone all day.  Should we start looking for a buddy for Buddy?  Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

It couldn't hurt, especially if he's used to being with someone. However, its important not to rush into a decision. It never hurts to look and the right kitty will choose you and Buddy, you just have to let him/her tell you they are the one :)


Thanks so much Ice Queen.  I do know that we'll have to find the time to find the right companion.  I'm going to go talk to the vet that has taken care of Rascal (he's had other heath problems) to see what we should do.  And yes, I am proud that they picked me.  They seem to have trained me very well.
2013-01-25 11:37:24 PM
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My week:
Missed a day of work last week to the pain of 'TMJ'. Turns out it wasn't TMJ after all...I had a zombie tooth and it was harboring bacteria...enough eventually to get down into my jaw and cause MAJOR pain.
How major? I couldn't wait for the dentist to give me the 'numb you up' shot...RELIEF!
Zombie Tooth: apparently the nerve for the tooth died quite some time ago...so the tooth itself didn't hurt. There was just all sorts of 'referred pain' all over the left side of my face...and my ear...salivary gland...tongue...

Dentist cleaned out most of the infection (I chose 'root canal' rather than 'extraction'...kinda shy of teeth on that side of my mouth- don't want to lose any more), put me on an antibiotic...
then decided that I should step up the dose. Did so...and was unable to sleep last night due to ITCHING. Benadryl did not help.

Ruh-roh...last time this happened was because I was having a histamine reaction to a med I had just started.
Called dentist, informed him. He switched antibiotics so hopefully I won't have to resort to the hydroxizine (sp?).
It works...IF you equate 'being totally knocked for about 14 hours...but at least you're not scratching' as 'working'...

Using a combination of my regular pain meds...as well as a witch's brew of tylenol, ibuprofen and naprosyn (Dentist's suggestion).
It does help...just hope my liver is still speaking to me when this is over and done with.

Today:
My nagging finally paid off...ABBEY WENT TO THE VET AND GOT SPAYED!!! YAAAAY!
Talked fast and persuasive, so they included Abbey's son Frisky on the 'get fixed' field trip.
Yeah, I'm picking it up...but one of the vet's assistants runs a no-kill sanctuary (whom I've helped out a bit in the past). They are donating $40 toward these surgeries! At least this little 'good deed' won't take my entire paycheck.

Got them their 1-yr rabies shots as well.
First thought "Damn it, THIS IS NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY!"
...then remembered that there's a new baby in the house. In no time flat he'll be "KITTY! (grab...chomp...yank)" ...wherewith Frisky and Abbey will let him know in no uncertain terms 'That's NOT how we treat the kitty'.

Yeah, I'm paranoid...but we did have a rabies quarantine last year...and we've had WWW of cat fights here lately.
Worst case scenario, and probably won't happen...but it doesn't hurt to make SURE.
Explained to neighbors that they'd need their 3-yr shots next year about this time. Since it relates to the health and safety of the little 'un, they'll probably remember.
2013-01-25 10:17:37 PM
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Real Women Drink Akvavit: One of the docs lost his patience and and said "You are dying. You will have your blood transfusions and rest and you will go home when I say you can go home because otherwise you're leaving this room under a sheet with a toe tag." At least that's pretty close to what he said to me. I obviously got the transfusions. I think someone had to be mean to me to really make it sink in though.


Yeah, Sometimes they need to drive the point home in a nasty way. Thank whomever you pray to that they did so and weren't apathetic about it.
2013-01-25 10:06:28 PM
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I'll leave the "baka scary sick" pics from a few years ago on the sidelines...

Now on with the Pogo!

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2013-01-25 09:59:17 PM
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Real Women Drink Akvavit: I think it sounds like the pneumonia you had is the same kind my dad had. They had to remove part of one of his lungs as well, but he died of post surgical complications a couple days before he was supposed to come home.


I'm sorry about your dad. Unfortunately it *is* major surgery. I think my denial of that fact and just wanting that lump out of me is what got me through it OK. The relief of it not being cancer also helped.

I was in a deep morphine haze when I spoke with the surgeon right after I woke up. She said the lesion was caused by 'BOOP' and while she was in there she fixed two 'BLEBS'. I'm thinking at this point that I'm simply too high to hear her clearly, but it turned out these are real medical terms. I thought I was at Dr. Seuss hospital for a brief moment.

BOOP was the form of pneumonia and BLEBS are common blister like areas.
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2013-01-25 09:53:38 PM
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2013-01-25 09:44:25 PM
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Real Women Drink Akvavit: Caturdayians. We can be a sickly bunch sometimes, can't we? Think I should hug my cat.  That makes everything better.


Yes.....yes it does! :D
2013-01-25 09:17:09 PM
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yobbery:
This is easy to do if you have an older HP that you can configure via telnet. We'd do stuff similar to this on random printers at work, then sit and wait for the call.
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I imagine this trick exists on other printers as well. Nobody *ever* resets the admin password, so access is a no brainer.


I installed a big Compaq server in a high school library/computer lab and I boogered with the system messages.

I set the default to "My name is HAL, let's be friends"
Another was "Anal insertion voids warranty"

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2013-01-25 09:10:01 PM
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quantum_jellyroll: lilyspad:
I switched the "language" to Japanese...I really hope my boss's wife will go over there to mix paint for someone, and be all WTF????? I know she will panic, because she won't know how to change it back. But, I DID tell another person how to fix it, so it won't be too bad. I just like to f*ck with her once in a while.....

My, my, my...
Who's a little nerd? Why *you're* a little nerd!
Yes you are!
Yes you are!!!


This is easy to do if you have an older HP that you can configure via telnet. We'd do stuff similar to this on random printers at work, then sit and wait for the call.
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I imagine this trick exists on other printers as well. Nobody *ever* resets the admin password, so access is a no brainer.
2013-01-25 08:55:17 PM
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sherpa18: cretinbob, domari ... I can't even begin to express my admiration (and appreciation) for what you two do - please don't give up! You guise are truly special.

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This, this, and furthermore THIS!
I've been meaning to send in another donation, but lately it seems that the universe prefer that I fork over all my cash to the nearby veterinary hospital.
Maybe I can provoke others to send you a little something-something. Hmmmm? How about it people?...
2013-01-25 08:43:40 PM
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Yeah...more like the 70's , but whatever.
2013-01-25 08:39:37 PM
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yobbery: vudutek: Had surgery that July, and have been clear for almost 5 years now.

Congrats on approaching the five year mark!!!
That's awesome!
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That cat is totally shredding.
2013-01-25 08:33:24 PM
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lilyspad:
And finally, Q_J!!!! WHERE do you come up with with this stuff????? Anti-seize on a windshield??????

It's not anti-sieze. It's an oxidation inhibiting compound. It's used on aluminum wire, especially large
service entrance cables in electrical service panels.

Aluminum will oxidize if it's exposed to air for long periods. On service conductors, that
increases their resistance and causes them to get warm and expand. When the load drops,
the exposed cable contracts and will eventually result in sparks and possibly a fire.

When I worked as an electrician for my dad and uncle right out of high school, all the
guys working on a project do their very best to mess with the other workers. You either get
with the program or you get run over and end up being the victim of a lot of practical jokes.
Survival of the fittest in action.
2013-01-25 08:30:07 PM
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Summer Glau's Love Slave: I need this - something warm and fuzzy and heartwarming. This afternoon, I caught my piece of shiat next door neighbor kicking his cats because they left paw prints on his F-350 Lackofpeener-mobile.
/Called the cops.
//They laughed at me over the phone.
///Might be time to oil the F-350 windshield.


People (and I use the word lightly) like that need a taste of their own medicine.

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/ baseball bats are also good
2013-01-25 08:21:58 PM
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Lsherm: professional_vampire: Men! So stubborn about seeing the Dr.

The problem, if you're a man, is that after a certain age there is always the possibility that the doctor wants to shove something up your a**.  Even if you like that sort of thing, you don't like your doctor doing it, so we men avoid doctors if at all possible.

Also, there is the stink of defeat coupled with every doctor's visit.  It says, "I wasn't man enough to beat this on my own."


I see a female doctor for two reasons.
1. If anyone is going to sail the moon river I prefer it be a female.
2. Smaller fingers.
2013-01-25 07:39:36 PM
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2013-01-25 07:02:33 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: professional_vampire: Men! So stubborn about seeing the Dr.

The problem, if you're a man, is that after a certain age there is always the possibility that the doctor wants to shove something up your a**.  Even if you like that sort of thing, you don't like your doctor doing it, so we men avoid doctors if at all possible.

Also, there is the stink of defeat coupled with every doctor's visit.  It says, "I wasn't man enough to beat this on my own."


TMI time:
We have family history of prostate cancer from dad. I started getting checked back in my mid 40's. Just shy of my 50th b'day, got the bad news. Had surgery that July, and have been clear for almost 5 years now.
Say what you will about doctors shoving things in painful places, the alternatives aren't worth it.

And now, Toby taking a blood sample:
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2013-01-25 06:25:14 PM
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Hello everybodeee!

 ^-^
='.'=

Bookmarking for later...
What a week. Thank Bast for Caturday and the Caturday folk...both human and otherwise.
2013-01-25 05:41:11 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: professional_vampire: Men! So stubborn about seeing the Dr.

The problem, if you're a man, is that after a certain age there is always the possibility that the doctor wants to shove something up your a**.  Even if you like that sort of thing, you don't like your doctor doing it, so we men avoid doctors if at all possible.

Also, there is the stink of defeat coupled with every doctor's visit.  It says, "I wasn't man enough to beat this on my own."


ahhh..so that's it..I've often wondered! :)

Hubby going in for check up on Monday. You know, lift the hood, check the oil..make sure the pipes are clean.
2013-01-25 04:26:41 PM
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Finally home from work! Yay! Eli greeted me at the door. He was out of crunchies.

RWDA holy cats! Good thing GoGo had the sense to "take you down". And that there were people around to get to you quickly. Hope they find out what is going on, and fix it!

Professional_Vampire stubborn hubby should at least call his doctor and tell him what happened. There is a condition, where guys will faint after relieving themselves. It's a blood pressure thing. Hubby did it, landed in the bathtub! Not injured by whew! scary. Doc might want to do a blood draw. Good thing you can do it for him! :)

laulaja how did your doctor appt go? Was it for your illness? So much nasty crud going around! One of my co workers was looking absolutely green by the end of the day. Hopefully I won't catch what she has.
2013-01-25 02:58:39 PM
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Yeah, I try not to talk about the dark side of doing this . Caturday isn't the place but it's a reality and not talking about it isn't really healthy.

Anyway, I've been watching Trailer Park Boys again thanks to Netflix. I only ever saw the first two seasons on BBCA.

While looking at stuff I found this video which is about the character who would later become Bubbles.
It's interesting that they developed him first. As you would expect , there are several four letter words that some people have problems with, but it's worth watching.

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2013-01-25 02:01:17 PM
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Sacred Feces! There's a lot of fall-down-go-booms going on this Caturday.
Sending lots and lots of healing vibes for everyone.

*leaves a roll of bubble wrap for those who need some extra protection against gravity*
2013-01-25 01:01:50 PM
1 votes:
Talked to hubby - he's awake and OK. Told him if he doesn't make a cardiologist appointment today, I will on Monday!
2013-01-25 10:27:58 AM
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professional_vampire: Good morning! My husband managed to scare the shiat out of me this morning. Since he's not working right now (thanks, winter) and it's been so cold, he's been staying up most nights to keep the fire going in the wood stove to keep the house warm. This morning he came to bed around 4:30, slept for maybe half an hour then woke up because he had to use the restroom. He went, then as he was going to wash his hands - he passed out right there at the sink! I heard a thud, got up and ran to the bathroom to make sure he was ok. Once he got back to bed he was just lying there in a cold sweat, but he said his heart wasn't racing and he didn't feel bad, didn't want to go to the ER, etc. By the time I left for work, he said the cold sweat had stopped and he was fine. He said he just needed to get some sleep. I think when I get home I'm going to give him a hug and a kiss, then I'm going to beat hin for letting himself get that run down!


He probably should have gone to the ER. I hope he's getting some rest and doesn't try that again.
2013-01-25 10:24:45 AM
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Real Women Drink Akvavit: Gentle Caturdayians, I have a terrible story to tell you. I'm honestly not sure if the GoGo Beastie tried to kill me with a passion she's never displayed before or if she has at least temporarily saved my life. I honestly don't remember what happened, but considering Go's habit of trying to take me out (and knocking me down several times, including down the stairs in the past), there's no doubt in my mind she did at least help take me out. I'll try to keep it brief.

My entire US based family lives in this one house, so there's no shortage of us about. My Mom was getting ready to go to bed and heard this loud "BOOM!" and immediately ran for my Gran's room, thinking she'd fallen. My Gran was sitting in her recliner, reading, and was obviously just fine. When my Mom started heading back to her room, she glanced down the hallway and saw me laying flat on my back in the kitchen, not moving. I then apparently started vomiting blood. She flipped me on my side, started screaming for my Sis and they called 911.

The last thing I remember was heading for the kitchen to get my 10PM snack of fresh fruit, a nightly ritual for me. The next thing I remember was being wheeled through the ER. I was given a CAT scan for my head and neck (everything looked OK, except the huge bump on the back of my poor noggin), an ultrasound to look for some sort of intestinal bleed and lots of blood tests. Oh, and pain medication and fluids.

When my blood work came back, it turns out all of my electrolytes were so out of whack I ended up with two IVs full of all kinds of electrolytic goodness (my magnesium was, and still is, especially bad). Then they discovered my hemoglobin was so low, I needed a blood transfusion. Which turned into 8 of them over three days. I didn't even know I had room for that much blood in me.

This happened on the 15th. I got out of the hospital on the evening of the 22nd. I am also now on more medications than my 90 year old grandmother.

I have never in my a ...


Wow, that's scary. I hope you're ok now. Make sure to follow up and find out the cause of this.
The hospital will make payment arrangements and most of them have some sort of assistance for paying off bills. They wind up writing it off as a loss because this country is filled with people without insurance.
2013-01-25 09:27:29 AM
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predle: Real Women Drink Akvavit: predle: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Gentle Caturdayians,

I am so sorry for what you're going through.

It looks like you live in California and you probably already know about the California Rx Card Link, you get discounts on lots of prescription drugs. It's run by the state for anyone who is a resident and it's free. We have it here and sometimes it's made it possible for me to get meds I couldn't afford otherwise.

I had never heard of that at all. Thanks for the link! I'm definitely going to create myself a card right now. I'll probably  have to pay cash for the doc appointment I have on Tuesday, but any break I can get on meds is definitely going to help. I've never in my life had to apply for any kind of help, so I really am not sure what resources are out there for people. Animals, sure. I can always  find help for a critter. People though, including myself? Not so much good at  that.


I work in home health care so would love to help but I'm afraid I couldn't handle the commute.

Have you talked to someone at the hospital, most hospitals have a patient representative that helps people with this and could be a great source for any available help. Also most hospitals will reduce costs for people without insurance.

When you do see the doctor if you get any really expensive meds ask if there are any comparable less expensive ones, a pharmacist may be some help with this too, but of course you would have to talk to the doctor about any changes. Sometimes doctors use the 'latest and greatest' when there is something that's been around a while and is generic that's a lot cheaper.

Dr. Lucy would help but unfortunately she lost her medical license because she kept hiding from all her patients
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Yeah, my brain is still a bit "off" (well, more so than usual), so my Mom, who apparently loves me very much, has been filling out paperwork. She also found out I may be eligible for at least temporary disability through the state, which would give me Medi-Cal, so she's either getting or already has picked up, the papers to apply for that.  I just know that I now have a huge file of stuff she keeps  asking me to sign. Everyone in this house has at least one drawer in Mom's filing cabinet just for their important documents and each one of us has one red folder in  the very front of our drawer with a list of meds and a brief medical history. If  something happens to one of  us, that red  folder is the one you grab as you race out to the hospital. My Mom is so organized it is scary. It's a very good thing, but still scary in a way. How did she get supreme organizational skills while I got the ADHD? 'Tis a mystery.

Dr.  Lucy shouldn't hide from her patients! She can then sneak up on them, sedate them and snuggle up all comfy like without fear of them bothering her one bit.

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2013-01-25 08:34:38 AM
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Real Women Drink Akvavit: predle: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Gentle Caturdayians,

I am so sorry for what you're going through.

It looks like you live in California and you probably already know about the California Rx Card Link, you get discounts on lots of prescription drugs. It's run by the state for anyone who is a resident and it's free. We have it here and sometimes it's made it possible for me to get meds I couldn't afford otherwise.

I had never heard of that at all. Thanks for the link! I'm definitely going to create myself a card right now. I'll probably  have to pay cash for the doc appointment I have on Tuesday, but any break I can get on meds is definitely going to help. I've never in my life had to apply for any kind of help, so I really am not sure what resources are out there for people. Animals, sure. I can always  find help for a critter. People though, including myself? Not so much good at  that.



I work in home health care so would love to help but I'm afraid I couldn't handle the commute.

Have you talked to someone at the hospital, most hospitals have a patient representative that helps people with this and could be a great source for any available help. Also most hospitals will reduce costs for people without insurance.

When you do see the doctor if you get any really expensive meds ask if there are any comparable less expensive ones, a pharmacist may be some help with this too, but of course you would have to talk to the doctor about any changes. Sometimes doctors use the 'latest and greatest' when there is something that's been around a while and is generic that's a lot cheaper.

Dr. Lucy would help but unfortunately she lost her medical license because she kept hiding from all her patients
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2013-01-25 08:17:45 AM
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2013-01-25 08:15:29 AM
1 votes:

predle: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Gentle Caturdayians,

I am so sorry for what you're going through.

It looks like you live in California and you probably already know about the California Rx Card Link, you get discounts on lots of prescription drugs. It's run by the state for anyone who is a resident and it's free. We have it here and sometimes it's made it possible for me to get meds I couldn't afford otherwise.


I had never heard of that at all. Thanks for the link! I'm definitely going to create myself a card right now. I'll probably  have to pay cash for the doc appointment I have on Tuesday, but any break I can get on meds is definitely going to help. I've never in my life had to apply for any kind of help, so I really am not sure what resources are out there for people. Animals, sure. I can always  find help for a critter. People though, including myself? Not so much good at  that.
2013-01-25 08:11:41 AM
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2013-01-25 07:52:01 AM
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Good morning! My husband managed to scare the shiat out of me this morning. Since he's not working right now (thanks, winter) and it's been so cold, he's been staying up most nights to keep the fire going in the wood stove to keep the house warm. This morning he came to bed around 4:30, slept for maybe half an hour then woke up because he had to use the restroom. He went, then as he was going to wash his hands - he passed out right there at the sink! I heard a thud, got up and ran to the bathroom to make sure he was ok. Once he got back to bed he was just lying there in a cold sweat, but he said his heart wasn't racing and he didn't feel bad, didn't want to go to the ER, etc. By the time I left for work, he said the cold sweat had stopped and he was fine. He said he just needed to get some sleep. I think when I get home I'm going to give him a hug and a kiss, then I'm going to beat hin for letting himself get that run down!
2013-01-25 07:48:51 AM
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2013-01-25 07:19:25 AM
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RWDA..... OMG!! Woman, I am so sorry! I was wondering where you had gone off to! I just firgured you got arrested for breaking into a skate park, or something!
Sending (((HUGS)))
2013-01-25 07:01:12 AM
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Gentle Caturdayians, I have a terrible story to tell you. I'm honestly not sure if the GoGo Beastie tried to kill me with a passion she's never displayed before or if she has at least temporarily saved my life. I honestly don't remember what happened, but considering Go's habit of trying to take me out (and knocking me down several times, including down the stairs in the past), there's no doubt in my mind she did at least help take me out. I'll try to keep it brief.

My entire US based family lives in this one house, so there's no shortage of us about. My Mom was getting ready to go to bed and heard this loud "BOOM!" and immediately ran for my Gran's room, thinking she'd fallen. My Gran was sitting in her recliner, reading, and was obviously just fine. When my Mom started heading back to her room, she glanced down the hallway and saw me laying flat on my back in the kitchen, not moving. I then apparently started vomiting blood. She flipped me on my side, started screaming for my Sis and they called 911.

The last thing I remember was heading for the kitchen to get my 10PM snack of fresh fruit, a nightly ritual for me. The next thing I remember was being wheeled through the ER. I was given a CAT scan for my head and neck (everything looked OK, except the huge bump on the back of my poor noggin), an ultrasound to look for some sort of intestinal bleed and lots of blood tests. Oh, and pain medication and fluids.

When my blood work came back, it turns out all of my electrolytes were so out of whack I ended up with two IVs full of all kinds of electrolytic goodness (my magnesium was, and still is, especially bad). Then they discovered my hemoglobin was so low, I needed a blood transfusion. Which turned into 8 of them over three days. I didn't even know I had room for that much blood in me.

This happened on the 15th. I got out of the hospital on the evening of the 22nd. I am also now on more medications than my 90 year old grandmother.

I have never in my adult life had health insurance as that's not something that chefs for small, independent restaurants are usually offered. I have no idea how I'm going to pay for all of this or even maintain my medications if I have to stay on them long-term (write the manufacturers, I guess?). The hospital doc also wants a home health nurse checking in on me at least three times a week, but that has to go through a primary care physician, which I do not have. I now get the joy of trying to apply for some sort of aid for the first time in my life to get the primary care physician so I can get the home health nurse.

They never found out why I started vomiting blood or why I went down like a lead zeppelin in the kitchen when I felt just fine. I like to think my beloved, bratty GoGo Beastie knew somehow that something was seriously wrong and knocked me down so I'd be hauled off by ambulance for a week of hell in a hospital. At least I was in a private room though. I bet that's going to cost me extra as well, but since I'll never be able to pay for all of this without some serious help from the state (if I'm eligible), I suppose it doesn't matter much.

So I guess to GoGo Beastie, Wegie Extraordinaire, it's either "nice try, ya little biatch" (which wouldn't explain all the other issues) or "thank you for bringing my apparent very poor health to the attention of my family and local medical personnel."

/according to my family, GoGo cried the whole time I was in the hospital and would aimlessly wander the house searching for me
//so did my Grandma, just without the wandering the house part, because she can't wander the house
///thanks for letting me whine

Now, a Cat!
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2013-01-25 06:34:37 AM
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Good Meowning! Happy Friday everybuddy.
laulaja I hope you feel better. That upper respiratory thing is awful.

I just want to say, for every story of neglect and abuse, there are 10 stories of kindness and care. It is just that we don't hear as much about that. It is a lovely, quiet thing that we all do, not to garner praise, but to do what is right. The world wide presence of the Caturday family exemplifies this philosophy.

Yes?

Take care of yourselves today.
2013-01-25 03:18:27 AM
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And while I'm still up, I decided to give you all some more reasons to think about what can be done to make this world a kinder, gentler place for animals.  This isn't easy to watch, but please watch it all.


Nation Earth
EARTHLINGS is a powerful and informative documentary about society's treatment of animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. This multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about animals or wishes to make the world a better place.
http://earthlings.com/?page_id=32
2013-01-25 02:51:15 AM
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2013-01-24 11:37:06 PM
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akimbotoo: These guys really crack me up!


Me too!  They're such a funny little trio.  :)

Now is the time on Caturday when we dahnce!
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2013-01-24 10:05:51 PM
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Hey, all... Yay for Caturday... glad to be here... just fed the crew.. Fred was waiting for me at the front door, and raced me to the utility room. He won. found out that he figured a way to burrow under the top layer of the blanket on his bed.. the heating pad is four layers down.. now three.. and he is actually under a layer now... and demanded that I change his litterbox.. did it two days ago... was doing the happydance as I prepped his food...  I wish you could have seen him last year at this time.. couldn't get near him.... he used to come for food with mud and fiberglas insulation in his fur... knew that he was sleeping under houses... I close him up in the utility room at night..Raccoons were raiding his food bowl.. seems to like it.. security... I presume that he had to put up with company under those houses...
   We had about an inch of snow last night, more is expected tonight and tomorrow...  and it is COLD out there.. about 20 degrees right now.. 15 for the night.. I guess that when you get older, it gets to you quicker...
     Time for ZZZ,s ...   I will snap some pics of work soon.. have the new glycol piping completed,  start tomorrow on water and air lines to the keg washer.. working 20 feet up, on the scissorslift.... and it,s warm up there !     Night, All...
2013-01-24 10:02:46 PM
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lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 612x612]


lulz

WTF?
2013-01-24 09:56:39 PM
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2013-01-24 09:56:14 PM
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Welcome to Caturday, everbuddy!


i415.photobucket.com

/ sorry, but it seemed to be appropriate
// paws crossed that snickers' eye will get better
2013-01-24 09:44:30 PM
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i1286.photobucket.com
2013-01-24 09:24:02 PM
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Poor Snickers.  I hope she heals well.  :o)

cretinbob: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x455]
We just lost this little girl. Same as in TFA. Her eyes were completely crusted shut and she had pneumonia. Lots of antibiotics and care, but in the end she just wouldn't eat.
Sometimes we are only able to make the short time they have comfortable.


Shiat shiat shiat.  :o(
2013-01-24 09:19:50 PM
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My 1-eyed beast, all 20# of him....

i1210.photobucket.com
2013-01-24 09:18:38 PM
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cretinbob: [farm4.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

This kitten and her brothers and sisters were dumped in a cardboard box next to a barn in the middle of winter, again when the temps were around zero. She didn't make it but the three other kittens did


This is the same little girl that Mr T confronted the adult kitty on right? I was thinking there was a pic?
2013-01-24 08:58:43 PM
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farm4.staticflickr.com

This kitten and her brothers and sisters were dumped in a cardboard box next to a barn in the middle of winter, again when the temps were around zero. She didn't make it but the three other kittens did
2013-01-24 08:52:37 PM
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Popeye is going to a new home this week. He came to us with a chronic eye infection that we treated and treated but it wouldn't heal. He does well, except when he falls off the counter,
2013-01-24 08:47:54 PM
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Yay! Caturday! Yay for little Snickers!
2013-01-24 08:45:42 PM
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I love this update: 4 Paws 1 Heart He found out what cat nip is yesterday, and turned into "psycho kitty"! lol. We r going to stick to the mouse toy for now:)

They are also planning to sedate him so they can examine his left eye more thoroughly.
2013-01-24 08:39:26 PM
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tigerose: The Ice Queen: I found George on the side of the road when I was going to work. Drove right past him at first until it finally registered it was a kitten. So he went to work with me (thankfully my boss is an animal love too) and took over the office for the time being.

As I type this, the ingrate is sitting on the back of chair so proud of himself.
Happy George

[i1210.photobucket.com image 850x478]

That is a very happy looking kitteh! Mine is Merr-uping at me from the floor..no idea what he wants. I don't think he knows either!




Mine's lying on the floor in front of the wood stove warming his fuzzy kitteh belleh.

farm5.staticflickr.com
/closest pic I have to his current position
//little shiat runs when he sees a camera - won't cooperate at all
///sorry for the messy hearth
//slashies
2013-01-24 08:35:51 PM
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Just went to the 4 Paws 1 Heart Facebook page to see if I could find any more information on Snickers. He survived and is thriving. The jury is still out regarding his left eye. Couple of pictures posted; he's turned into a cutie.
2013-01-24 08:15:59 PM
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Yay! We haz Caturday!
 
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