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2013-04-06 09:14:05 PM

Salem Witch: lilyspad: Salem Witch:

Is that a med-alert tag on her collar??  curious...

It's a Soldiers Angels K-9 Team tag. Suzy helps to provide cooling vests and toys to our K-9 troops.

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Wow!!  That is super awesome!!  Did not know that about Suzy...she is a wonder-dog!!! :D
 
2013-04-06 09:16:09 PM
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2013-04-06 09:17:30 PM
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2013-04-06 09:18:19 PM

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Heehee! Eli would agree!
 
2013-04-06 09:18:40 PM
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2013-04-06 09:19:54 PM
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2013-04-06 09:27:53 PM

predle: In every picture takers life there is a moment, a moment when everything is just perfect, perfect timing, perfect light, but most of all the perfect subject.  For me that moment was 5:38 pm mdt on Saturday April 6, 2013


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Awww, Juno!  You are adorable!
 
2013-04-06 09:30:19 PM
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2013-04-06 09:30:26 PM

gremlin1: RadicalEd: Arg! Ivan has been sneezy and snotty for awhile, but not enough that it's bothered him or slowed him down. I mentioned it at the vet and we're trying an allergy pill to see if it helps any. Only, my sweet darling has apparently been labeled an "aggressive cat" at the vet because he hates it so much. He doesn't like his ears or mouth touched, so trying to get an allergy pill down him is ridiculously hard. We had to scrap last night's pill because it got too soggy and tried again this morning. I think it went down...

So my brilliant idea was to stop by the pet store on the way home today and get some of the Greenie's Pill Pockets. Smart, right? I also picked up some Hairball treatment treats of the same brand. Both Ivan and Tola got to try some of those when I got home.

Aaaaaand like usual with name-brand treats/food, within ten minutes, Ivan puked it all back up on the carpet. Bonus was it was a lovely pea green shade this time. My biggest worry however was when Tola continually tried to toss something - turns out something was stuck in her throat and I had a huge moment of panic thinking she couldn't breathe. It's been awhile since then, and I've been monitoring her and she's back to her old self, no damage done. She's just being her - yowling and trying to eat plastic to get attention.

I get the feeling the Pill Pocket and the pill are going to end up on the carpet tonight if we try it...

Tola in the garbage bag full of clothes during our first big move:
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Ivan, the Queen of France:

I got one of these from the vet for Gremie. It's a pill popper, you load the pill, put it in his mouth and push the plunger. With Gremie you have to get it right the first time or you have to wait about 20 minutes to try again. Believe it or not I found it easier than doing it by hand.
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I WISH something like that would work, but frankly, I can't even get a grip on his head to get my fingers anywhere near his mouth. If he thinks you're doing something more than petting, he gets all slinky and fights back. What I've had success in before has been slipping the pill under his lip flap (he's had some molars removed) and then just keeping his jaw shut until he swallows it. This time, he hacked and hacked trying to spit it up, it was so bad. Even getting the pill near his mouth is such an ordeal!

The plan so far is to try the Pill Pockets (and be on stand by throw up duty), and if that doesn't work, call the vet tomorrow to see if I can grind the pill up into his food. Of course, I'm sure he'll avoid that one little patch of food too. Cats and their detection abilities...

Also, THANK YOU chicken_little! Many thanks for the TF! I've seen it being passed along in Caturday threads - I'll make sure to give forward to someone as well!
 
2013-04-06 09:31:12 PM
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2013-04-06 09:37:15 PM

RadicalEd: gremlin1: RadicalEd: Arg! Ivan has been sneezy and snotty for awhile, but not enough that it's bothered him or slowed him down. I mentioned it at the vet and we're trying an allergy pill to see if it helps any. Only, my sweet darling has apparently been labeled an "aggressive cat" at the vet because he hates it so much. He doesn't like his ears or mouth touched, so trying to get an allergy pill down him is ridiculously hard. We had to scrap last night's pill because it got too soggy and tried again this morning. I think it went down...

So my brilliant idea was to stop by the pet store on the way home today and get some of the Greenie's Pill Pockets. Smart, right? I also picked up some Hairball treatment treats of the same brand. Both Ivan and Tola got to try some of those when I got home.

Aaaaaand like usual with name-brand treats/food, within ten minutes, Ivan puked it all back up on the carpet. Bonus was it was a lovely pea green shade this time. My biggest worry however was when Tola continually tried to toss something - turns out something was stuck in her throat and I had a huge moment of panic thinking she couldn't breathe. It's been awhile since then, and I've been monitoring her and she's back to her old self, no damage done. She's just being her - yowling and trying to eat plastic to get attention.

I get the feeling the Pill Pocket and the pill are going to end up on the carpet tonight if we try it...

Tola in the garbage bag full of clothes during our first big move:
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Ivan, the Queen of France:

I got one of these from the vet for Gremie. It's a pill popper, you load the pill, put it in his mouth and push the plunger. With Gremie you have to get it right the first time or you have to wait about 20 minutes to try again. Believe it or not I found it easier than doing it by hand.
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I WISH something like that would work, but frankly, I can't even get a grip on his head to get my fingers ...


I had a cat that was horrible to pill once. I ended up grabbing it by the scuff of the neck, and pulling his head back and coming in from the side of the jaw, shoving the pill down his throat with my finger, and then rubbing his nose gently to get him to swallow it. Made him "lick" by rubbing his nose, and made him swallow at the same time. Was a biatch to do, but it worked for him. Good luck! I hope you find something that works!! :D
 
2013-04-06 09:40:29 PM
First I was like

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But then
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2013-04-06 09:40:50 PM
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Am I safe with this one now??? It's dark, right??
 
2013-04-06 09:45:05 PM
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and it was opened at BBBB's house
 
2013-04-06 09:49:27 PM

RadicalEd: Also, THANK YOU chicken_little! Many thanks for the TF! I've seen it being passed along in Caturday threads - I'll make sure to give forward to someone as well!


You're very welcome! And good luck with pilling your kitty. I'm lucky; Roxy doesn't seem to know that pills exist. It's super easy to give them to her if I just put them in peanut butter.
 
2013-04-06 09:54:33 PM
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Loved this "opera"!! KILL THE WABBIT!!!!! Ah....back when cartoons were FUNNY!!!!! :D
 
2013-04-06 09:56:38 PM

predle: In every picture takers life there is a moment, a moment when everything is just perfect, perfect timing, perfect light, but most of all the perfect subject.  For me that moment was 5:38 pm mdt on Saturday April 6, 2013


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AWEsome! I would love to get one of our critters in a pose like that.
 
2013-04-06 09:56:55 PM
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Ending the evening with BOOBIES!!!!! Blue footed at that! :D See you all in the morning!!
 
2013-04-06 09:58:53 PM
shiatake got his first brushing, and I think we pulled out another cat.  He's much more personable right now that he isn't being overwhelmed by everything.  Something tells me we'll have company in bed tonight, but we'll see what happens later.  Waffles is still indifferent to him, and Scampi doesn't seem too interested, but Piggy keeps sniffing at the door and wondering where his friend is.  Ferret babies stole one of my mom's slippers this evening, and she is not amused, so after everyone goes to sleep, I'll move some furniture and find it somewhere.  Rosemary the beardie is absolutely bursting right now with eggs.  You can literally make them out on her sides and stomach, so it should be tomorrow or the day after.  She is digging pits in the sand all over the cage, so the end is near, only to turn around and get ready for the beginning of incubation time.  Have a good night everyone.
 
2013-04-06 10:00:40 PM

lilyspad: Am I safe with this one now??? It's dark, right??


Dark enough. Love it! XD
 
2013-04-06 10:04:16 PM

Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: gremlin1:

Wow what a difference!!!
That is something to be proud of.

Never considered my kids to be socially active or aware, but all those years I was gone, I guess Mrs. B4 took care of that.  My first conversation with him basically ended up with him saying that it wasn't fair that kids didn't have hair.  Didn't know how to respond, and said that if he wanted to do it, then I had no problem with it, but at some point he would get it cut even if he backed out and decided not to donate it.  I was just worried that it was some thing for him to grow his hair out like some of his classmates.  Very proud of him, and just wondering what the daughter is going to look like once hers gets long enough to donate, and she has enough to not be bald.


Pixie cut - she'll be adorable :)  It's the route I go when my hair length begins to make me nutty.  The longer it is the longer I have to futz with it and I'd much rather sleep than spend 45 minutes drying my 'do.  I'm almost ready (still too cold) and will be donating to locks of love!
 
2013-04-06 10:05:06 PM
Goodnight eberybuddy.too tired to brain!
 
2013-04-06 10:08:47 PM

lilyspad: laulaja: DQed (disqualified, not Dairy Queened now that those are open for the season).

Yours are only open certain times of the year????


Same here. They shut down thru late fall til early spring.
 
2013-04-06 10:18:27 PM
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2013-04-06 10:23:16 PM

lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 490x355]
Loved this "opera"!! KILL THE WABBIT!!!!! Ah....back when cartoons were FUNNY!!!!! :D


Sometimes they weren't funny, just good....

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2013-04-06 10:33:56 PM
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2013-04-06 10:34:27 PM

Now to temp threadsend for 2d time this Caturday, time to sign for the day.
RadicalEd, meant to say earlier that pill poppers as shown by gremlin1 are quite useful for oral meds. Cheeky who came from W Berlin with us needed whatever anti-thyroid's called in her twilight years.  Got a pill popper, also gelatin capsules that open that pills can be put inside for easier administering. Capsules weren't real pricey; haven't needed for yocks now so don't know what they currently run. Query your local pharmacy.
Time for me to turn into yesterday's depictured Wassermelone & also turn in. We've tentatively planned one more expedition for the morrow; mox  notta lotta nichts, I must always rise at decent hour anyway.

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credit lilyspad, couple days before this past Christmas.
Plan to resemble these remarks within seconds!!!  Good Night, & Good Night FM!

 
2013-04-06 10:34:28 PM
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2013-04-06 10:35:12 PM
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2013-04-06 10:40:14 PM
After taking a bath, I like to hang dry my hair.

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2013-04-06 10:57:07 PM

Snuffybud: maynerdkitty: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x282]
Fiona, supervising.
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Li-Ion helped too.
This floor is snap lock like laminate but it is vinyl plank. I mail ordered it, all 2000+ lbs of it. I wanted a floor that was easy care and water resistant since it is going in the whole house, baths and kitchens included.
Even with shipping it was less than the cost of the high end laminates and it is way easier to put together. Less floor prep, no underlay, and just the occasional light tap with a hammer to seat. And it cuts with a score and snap. So much easier than the laminates I have done in the past.

I've thought about something like this for the M-I-L's place. How does it handle uneven surfaces?


Just got back in and now it is going to take forever to catch up!
I was careful to get Tom in the house before I left because I knew it would be dark when I got home. So I drive up and see Li-Ion waiting for me on the porch! Little stinker got out while I was catching Tommy. The first thing he did was run in and use the litter box.
My floor has uneven spots but the vinyl follows the contours, it can span small cracks and such.The company sends out free samples. email me if you want more info.
 
2013-04-06 10:59:33 PM
Finally got the truth out of THE MOTHER about how everything happened with shiatake coming to our home.  ****Small thread jack alert******  I have suffered from clinical depression for years, and mom was there for a lot of it before I left for the military, but she hasn't seen much of me, but knows I still suffer from it.  She said that when she saw how I was struggling with Sake' passing, she saw the same thing from when I was a kid and things got really bad for me.  She was scared that I would slide back again after just coming out of it last year before the wife went through all her surgeries, but not come out of it like I did before.  I was touched, but told her that it was something that happened and not anything that people who don't suffer from it go through when they lose a loved one.  I think with everything we've been through as a family, including what the wife went and is going through, as well as losing my step dad last year, she's terrified herself of being helpless as things still try to even out and we find some semblance of normalcy in our crazy animal filled world.  My daughter was the one who suggested the cat, mainly because she saw the words Maine Coon, and knew the wife wanted one, but also thought that since it was a male, it would bond with me.  He's a loving cat, but I'm thinking he'll be more the wife's than mine.  I told her it was OK, and as long as he keeps wanting belly skritches and head bumps, then everything will be fine.  ****End of thread jack****
 
2013-04-06 11:12:13 PM
AlienDandelion!!!!!!  **WAVES**  I should write you an email or sumpin to help with the stalker action ;)  I'm doing ok after the surgery last week.  Biopsy came back as maybe cat scratch disease (?!?!)  Thank you for making me calm down when I wrote to you.  It more than kinda freaked me out.  Lots of craziness going on around here... Cassie is grouchy right now because I'm on Caturday & NOT snuggling with her. Lol!  Lars wants to know if you like to play the post game and I had to tell him you probably won't know what it is.  He can't comprehend that.  It's his FAVORITE game!  Basically, we have posts on the footboard of our bed & he sits on one side while one of us is on the other and we hide from each other & then he bats at us.

Here's a cat or two to make up for all the words...

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My handsome "glamor" kitteh:

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And an upside down moo cat:

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Ooooh.... and thank you again, spinach gunk!!  That editor worked great!  Here's the end result (sorry not cat related... it's what the guy is doing for a living now with our business):

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2013-04-06 11:13:25 PM
Hurrah, we're finally moved into our new apartment. And it's OURS; for the first time in years we're not sharing with anyone else. The boys are probably going to go a bit stir-crazy in a few more weeks because I'm not letting them outside (not a bad area but I'd rather not risk it yet), but for now they're loving the loads of room to run around. The last place wasn't laid out well for playing, and Bluecheez was always howling and taking a swing at them, so they're also enjoying not having a geriatric cat tell them to get off of her proverbial lawn all the time. :)

Things are still messy (so many boxes to sort/unpack still!), but those are in the garage, and the rest of the house is properly set up. But now that we've finally got everything consolidated and out of storage, I can do things like find a place to sell things like my wedding dress, the ferret cages (with loads of toys/things, yikes), and anything else that's taking up space that we don't need anymore. Ah well, I can mess with that later, need to break out the vacuum before it gets too late and I bother the neighbors.

Though I wonder if that wouldn't be a bad thing... The only real downside we've discovered to this place is that it's a collection of fourplexes, and while they're nice, I'm very sure that 2/3 of the homes in all directions around us own at least one, often two or three little yappy-dogs. The reeeeeally annoying ones that do nothing but bark at every perceived noise in that high-pitched, constant yip. Fortunately, they haven't been bad, but it's weird just how many of them there are and how often I hear them going off. Ah well, off to finish cleaning, then I start a slow cooker for dinner and read the thread.

/*Happy dance.*
//MY home needs cleaning
///MINE
 
2013-04-06 11:28:34 PM
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2013-04-06 11:37:14 PM
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2013-04-06 11:44:39 PM

predle: In every picture takers life there is a moment, a moment when everything is just perfect, perfect timing, perfect light, but most of all the perfect subject.  For me that moment was 5:38 pm mdt on Saturday April 6, 2013


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Oh, I am saving the hell out of that.
 
2013-04-06 11:46:21 PM

Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Finally got the truth out of THE MOTHER about how everything happened with shiatake coming to our home.  ****Small thread jack alert******  I have suffered from clinical depression for years, and mom was there for a lot of it before I left for the military, but she hasn't seen much of me, but knows I still suffer from it.  She said that when she saw how I was struggling with Sake' passing, she saw the same thing from when I was a kid and things got really bad for me.  She was scared that I would slide back again after just coming out of it last year before the wife went through all her surgeries, but not come out of it like I did before.  I was touched, but told her that it was something that happened and not anything that people who don't suffer from it go through when they lose a loved one.  I think with everything we've been through as a family, including what the wife went and is going through, as well as losing my step dad last year, she's terrified herself of being helpless as things still try to even out and we find some semblance of normalcy in our crazy animal filled world.  My daughter was the one who suggested the cat, mainly because she saw the words Maine Coon, and knew the wife wanted one, but also thought that since it was a male, it would bond with me.  He's a loving cat, but I'm thinking he'll be more the wife's than mine.  I told her it was OK, and as long as he keeps wanting belly skritches and head bumps, then everything will be fine.  ****End of thread jack****


I think people without cats underestimate how much they can help improve mood when it comes to mental disorders. There was a Caturday recently about an American soldier who brought a cat home from the Middle East because of how it helped him deal with everything that had happened. Our little girl cat, Tola, doesn't like to snuggle much but she does this hilarious thing of running from clear across the apartment/house, turning sideways in the last five feet or so and then dinking you with her arched back and then running away. That's her bit of love to give. Animals are great comfort animals - whether or not the cat completly bonds with you, I'm sure one of the many will come running and show their love when they think you're distressed or upset. And sometimes the head bonk can do wonders.

But I have noticed male cats do bond with females a bit better. Any of the males cats I've had are more snuggly than the females - my Ivan is a huge baby for me. When he spends time with The Man, we say it's because he needs a bit of manliness after being raised by a woman. He has such a girly high-pitched voice too...

On the upside, Ivan has kept the Pill Pocket and related pill down for about an hour, so no green goo puke to clean up this time! Success!
 
2013-04-06 11:53:34 PM

L33t Squirrel: Hurrah, we're finally moved into our new apartment. And it's OURS; for the first time in years we're not sharing with anyone else. The boys are probably going to go a bit stir-crazy in a few more weeks because I'm not letting them outside (not a bad area but I'd rather not risk it yet), but for now they're loving the loads of room to run around. The last place wasn't laid out well for playing, and Bluecheez was always howling and taking a swing at them, so they're also enjoying not having a geriatric cat tell them to get off of her proverbial lawn all the time. :)

Things are still messy (so many boxes to sort/unpack still!), but those are in the garage, and the rest of the house is properly set up. But now that we've finally got everything consolidated and out of storage, I can do things like find a place to sell things like my wedding dress, the ferret cages (with loads of toys/things, yikes), and anything else that's taking up space that we don't need anymore. Ah well, I can mess with that later, need to break out the vacuum before it gets too late and I bother the neighbors.

Though I wonder if that wouldn't be a bad thing... The only real downside we've discovered to this place is that it's a collection of fourplexes, and while they're nice, I'm very sure that 2/3 of the homes in all directions around us own at least one, often two or three little yappy-dogs. The reeeeeally annoying ones that do nothing but bark at every perceived noise in that high-pitched, constant yip. Fortunately, they haven't been bad, but it's weird just how many of them there are and how often I hear them going off. Ah well, off to finish cleaning, then I start a slow cooker for dinner and read the thread.

/*Happy dance.*
//MY home needs cleaning
///MINE


Home sweet home  :)
 
2013-04-07 12:02:01 AM
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2013-04-07 12:29:00 AM
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2013-04-07 12:29:32 AM

John Buck 41: Home sweet home  :)


That it is! The boys are taking to it quite happily, and are making up for a lack of outdoor time with window time. As soon as I open a window to let in air usually the both of them are right there, nearly having a slap-fight over who gets to wedge themselves into the gap that I opened. The first day we were there Sassy nearly had his muzzle pressed against the screen as he deeply inhaled allllll of the smells from the front door. I always get a dirty look from them when I close a window that they were sitting at. :)

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They're doing well now, but Sonny was NOT happy about the ride over. Sassy was surprised by being stuffed into the carrier, but didn't seem to care. Sonny, however, sounded off with a loud, drawn-out "nyaaaaao, nyaaaaao," the entire 20 minute ride. The moment I released them into the room he bolted under the bed and gave me a look of "fark you, human." Sassy took one look around, realized that it was a new home, and immediately went to explore. Fifteen or twenty minutes later Sonny joined him, and ten minutes after that he allowed me to pet him. He's mellowed out in the week and a half since he got here.

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Back to getting things done, just wanted to drop off pics to offset the "blah blah" of the previous post. And to give you (chubby) Sassy tummy for virtual rubbing. Dear gods, he's a wide load, but he does like his tummy rubs!

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2013-04-07 02:29:28 AM
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2013-04-07 09:13:00 AM
Hardly looks right -- last prior post at literally 0dark30 (2:30AM)?
Furrst,
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Friskies Rise&Shine cat chow. Only differs in colours, as those familiar with brand will notice.
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Good Meowning! This almost does better as blank; never got round to catptioning. credit yobbery, 12-1-12.  Prep for expedition cometh, soon as or before we get time reservation for it..
 
2013-04-07 09:16:23 AM
Just another cat in the wall...
 
2013-04-07 09:18:09 AM

lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 490x355]
Loved this "opera"!! KILL THE WABBIT!!!!! Ah....back when cartoons were FUNNY!!!!! :D


I very much agree (I'm 41), though I wonder if people who were old folks when that was new thought it was unfunny compared with Felix The Cat and Betty Boop.
 
2013-04-07 09:23:13 AM

i upped my meds-up yours: Just another cat in the wall...


Same thing I thought at first! I don't even like Floyd, really. I'm just from the generation and socio-economic class that is very familiar with a certain portion of their body of work.

Translation: I knew a lot of stoners.

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2013-04-07 09:25:31 AM
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2013-04-07 09:27:20 AM
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2013-04-07 09:29:57 AM
Good Meowning! the sun is shining and the wind is blowing a gale. I think Eli will want out early..
 
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