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2013-05-25 06:19:29 PM
*Waves digital pom-poms.* Been voting for Juno since Thursday (got an email notification that I'd been mentioned in this thread, saw the link, and got a head start on the other liters), gonna keep punching that button. Number three? Sweet! She was at four the past couple of days. Awright Fark, let's do this! <Darth Vader>Witness the Farking power of this fully-operational website!</Darth Vader> :)


laulaja: & last but far from least, Tnx & Fangqs to all our service veterans & active duty personnel.
That especially includes L33t Squirrel on active duty.  Can say it includes Plumbicon too as a veteran of Ago.


Plumbicon? Nifty! Where were you and when? Which reminds me, gotta call up Grandpa and say hi, and one of these days I'll see if I can get stories out of him. He served as Marine infantryman back in Korea, but he almost never talks about it. Probably 'cause he can't hear us ask because being that close to incoming artillery rounds gave him hearing loss. :D

/salute for those of you who have and/or are serving
//gotta have a beer with you guys one of these days
///service-related stories are the best


RadicalEd: John Buck 41: RadicalEd: Still at #3!

I just went to make coffee and realized how gross my coffee maker is. I need a new one, considering this Black & Decker one is over 5 years old... I'd love to get something that could possibly use the k-cups for some variety, but that I could make my own coffee as well... Not sure if something like that exists?

Yes. Buy a regular Kuerig but instead of pre-filled K-cups you can buy refillable cups and put whatever coffee in them you want.

Excellent, that's exactly what I want. But, urk, they start between $80 and $100?? Ouchies. Guess I'll be cleaning my current coffee maker and waiting it out till I have some income again.


They're a bit pricey, but from what I've heard from people who own them, it's worth that money. I want one myself, as while I do like my French Press (quite useful for making a badass glass of Thai Iced Tea), the convenience of a single cup of properly-brewed and not-sitting-there-for-hours coffee would be great. I like coffee, but usually only drink one or two cups at a time. Also, I want to have the "fun" flavors, like Irish Cream and stuff. :)

/VOTE FOR JUNO, WHOO!
 
2013-05-25 06:23:07 PM

lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 226x640]


i877.photobucket.com

I just had to look up Corgi's for their training and learning rates.

Training: Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies are good listeners and are very attentive, making their training and upbringing easy. They are not difficult to train because of their high intelligence and quick learning ability. They should be socialized early on to avoid confrontation and suspiciousness with friendly animals and humans.
Special Needs: Attention, exercise, a job or activity, socialization and training.
Learning Rate: Very High. Obedience - High. Problem Solving - High.
 
2013-05-25 06:23:50 PM

domari: akimbotoo: ferfer72: Ok.  So if I wear gloves, I can put them in the bath tub in my guest bathroom.  I can set them up with a litter box and food in there (It's a big tub).  Then what?  I'm not quite sure I'm understanding the advice.

Sweetie, they will get out of that bath tub pretty quickly!

We keep feral kittens in huge cages where they have plenty of room for food, water, litter pan and a cat carrier. This way they get used to seeing us all the time, and they can't hide somewhere that we can't find them. We also put a cat carrier in there with the door propped open with a small stick or bungy cord. This way they have someplace to hide when we open the cage door to clean it out. I shut the carrier door with the kittens in it so they can't escape the cage and run away.  When it's time to go to the vet it makes it easier to have the carrier in the cage and herd the kittens into it instead of having to grab them one by one.



I forgot to mention that was what I did too!  I put the carrier in the bathtub with fluffy towel inside and an other one covering the carrier so it was more like a cave.  I also put some kitty toys on the floor for them to play with when I wasn't in there.
 
2013-05-25 06:25:18 PM

born_yesterday: "Mr. Fluffy"... The bad news was, he was FIV positive.

vudutek: We've have an FIV+ stray we took in almost 7 years ago. Vet suggested to put him down on first visit. Sadly, the vet passed from cancer last year, Boobus is still going strong.


For the life of me, I can not understand this mentality. Most FIV+ cats are carriers, and will never suffer any symptoms. Oreo was also positive, and while my vet did not suggest putting him down, she did caution us about letting him interact with our other 3. They all got along for many years until Oreo passed of old age at 23 - and none of the others were ever affected.

Now, where were we?
i415.photobucket.com 

 
2013-05-25 06:27:53 PM
L33t Squirrel Thank you for your service! My father in law was in the Merchant Marines, and then Navy. My Uncle Fred was Navy all da way! They didn't start telling stories until after they started to go to their ship reunions. Then the flood gates opened. That and my son Duncan who is an avid historian started picking their brains. And really, who can resist an 8 yr old's questions?

Little story...when 911 happened, I brought my son home from school, (he had a baad day!)..and we were talking about what had happened. I said, "some planes flew into the towers, and then the towers fell. Alot of people died". He looked at me and said, "Gee Mom, like the Kamikaze planes during WW2?" he was a first grader. Yeah.

Give him a ship/plane/vehicle/gun, and he can tell you what it is, when it was used, and it's "issues". He is teh awesome, because he makes me really think about military history.
 
2013-05-25 06:39:55 PM
i39.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-25 06:41:58 PM

born_yesterday: I realize I'm late to the thread, but one of the kitten cams I watch got me thinking about my last cat, Mr. Fluffy.

I took Mr. Fluffy in off the streets of Baltimore.  More accurately, he accepted the terms of the agreement and volunteered.  Seriously.  He was the biggest stray i had ever seen (20 lbs as it turns out), and would sit on my porch with the others, waiting for noms.  But Mr. Fluffy never meowed or begged or stroked my leg; he just looked at me calmly, waiting.  One day, when I decided I was willing to devote myself to a cat, I saw him outside, and I said to him, "OK, here's the deal:  I'll give you all the food you could want, all the love that you want, and medical attention, but you can't go outside anymore."  I opened the apartment door and asked, "So what do you say?".  He got up and walked in and followed me into my apartment.

I took him to the vet right away.  As it turns out, he was a he (he had been neutered, probably by one of the volunteer cat trappers in Baltimore), but I refused to change his name, hence the awkward moniker "Mr. Fluffy".  The bad news was, he was FIV positive.  He wasn't expected to last long.  But, we made a deal, and I was sticking to it.  Throughout his life, I had to deal will numerous traumas.  Like the stomatitis.  Like having to remove all the teeth behind his canines.  And the glaucoma.  And, eventually, the ear infection that destroyed his balance.  That's when I eventually had to let him go, when I knew life was painful for him.  He survived through two cross-country moves, four apartments, and seven years.

I still won't take in another cat.  I can't yet, and he passed 5 years ago.  He was too much.  He had so much personality.  I can't take in another cat and compare them to him; it wouldn't be fair.  He used to sit at the window, watching his old haunt, and would "murr" and nod hello when I walked in (to get attentions).  He would play cat and mouse with me, getting chased and chasing me, until the day I dove ...


Someday, when you're ready, you'll let another one (or more) into your heart. Maybe another FIV or FELV + cat who needs a loving home for the rest of his/her days. Not many people out there willing to take on the challenge like you did. Thank you for giving Mr Fluffy the best he could ever have.

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-25 06:43:17 PM
I know, I know...I want a window seat. Close to Sherpa18, and upwind of Quantum_Jellyroll because, you know, it is the bus to hell after all...and something has to give it gas...:) Other than that, as long as you share the bottle, we're good!
 
2013-05-25 06:45:14 PM
www.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 06:46:50 PM
domari that is such a lovely piece of prose. Makes me wonder if I've dusted lately!
 
2013-05-25 06:50:16 PM
predle576.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 06:50:45 PM

What Juno probably thinks about this whole contest deal...


i415.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-25 06:52:01 PM
predle576.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 06:54:43 PM
OMG, I just thought of something creeepy: For those of you that have been watching "Bates Motel", Juno is the name of the Dog that gets ran over...and that Norman stuffs!

But Juno on here is TOO beautiful to let that happen to her!
 
2013-05-25 06:56:37 PM

sherpa18: What Juno probably thinks about this whole contest deal...


[i415.photobucket.com image 353x132]


Lol! When have you ever met a cat who gave a damn?

Eli was reminding me that I need to make more spuds for Dragon..I have it on my list for sometime this weekend...Eli's been tearing his to shreds..yes to shreds you say! Oh my yes...
 
2013-05-25 06:57:17 PM

sherpa18: What Juno probably thinks about this whole contest deal...


[i415.photobucket.com image 353x132]


I will not even pretend to know what's actually going on in that little brain, but she does like it when I am at the computer and she can climb on my shoulder and drape herself over me, so in the way I think she's pretty happy about the whole thing.

predle576.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 07:10:24 PM
Juno still at #3
 
2013-05-25 07:10:37 PM

mafiageek1980: OMG, I just thought of something creeepy: For those of you that have been watching "Bates Motel", Juno is the name of the Dog that gets ran over...and that Norman stuffs!

But Juno on here is TOO beautiful to let that happen to her!


I LOVE that show! Somehow Juno never registered (must have a little of the original Juno derp in the brain)
 
2013-05-25 07:11:28 PM

sherpa18: born_yesterday: "Mr. Fluffy"... The bad news was, he was FIV positive.
vudutek: We've have an FIV+ stray we took in almost 7 years ago. Vet suggested to put him down on first visit. Sadly, the vet passed from cancer last year, Boobus is still going strong.

For the life of me, I can not understand this mentality. Most FIV+ cats are carriers, and will never suffer any symptoms. Oreo was also positive, and while my vet did not suggest putting him down, she did caution us about letting him interact with our other 3. They all got along for many years until Oreo passed of old age at 23 - and none of the others were ever affected.

Now, where were we?
[i415.photobucket.com image 203x324]


We had a stray cat test positive for Feline Leukemia, Tyson had no symptoms and had someone willing to care for him so we decided not to euthanize him. The woman who was feeding him outside took him in to her apartment, trained him to use a litter pan, also she put a harness on him so she can still take him out on a leash. Tyson was neutered which prevented him from infecting any more females and also calmed down his urge to fight with all the other tom cats in the neighborhood. He's adjusted to living indoors for the most part, still gets antsy when he sees his rival outside and wants to go out and fight with him, but happy inside, snoozing in his sunny window.

Instead of being euthanized, he's living a very spoiled life indoors now with a lot of love and attention.  This is what the life of a feline leukemia cat is like.....

This is a very content kitty!!
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-25 07:13:39 PM

gremlin1: lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 226x640]

[i877.photobucket.com image 226x640]

I just had to look up Corgi's for their training and learning rates.

Training: Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies are good listeners and are very attentive, making their training and upbringing easy. They are not difficult to train because of their high intelligence and quick learning ability. They should be socialized early on to avoid confrontation and suspiciousness with friendly animals and humans.
Special Needs: Attention, exercise, a job or activity, socialization and training.
Learning Rate: Very High. Obedience - High. Problem Solving - High.


Best friend owns a Corgi. I'll have to send this to him.
 
2013-05-25 07:17:11 PM
The thing about FeLk positive, is that it simply indicates that anti-bodies have been built in response to exposure. Some cats will never show symptoms and live to a ripe old age. Some however do not, as was the case with my brother's cat. She tested positive, and was gone not long after. He never got over losing her.
 
2013-05-25 07:17:54 PM
www.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 07:22:28 PM

yobbery: [www.smugmug.com image 615x409]


Some Hep cats alright!
 
2013-05-25 07:24:50 PM
www.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 07:32:36 PM
Still #3?  What kind of witchcraft are #2 and #1 up to?  *suspicious eyes*

yobbery: [www.smugmug.com image 615x409]


Oh I love this one!
 
2013-05-25 07:32:39 PM
i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-25 07:32:56 PM

I spent almost an hour today sitting under that tree soaking up nature. I also spent around three hours hiking in and back out. My idea of a perfect day.

predle576.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 07:34:12 PM
yobbery, do you have a background free juno blank?
 
2013-05-25 07:37:23 PM

predle: I spent almost an hour today sitting under that tree soaking up nature. I also spent around three hours hiking in and back out. My idea of a perfect day.

[predle576.smugmug.com image 561x542]


Very nice. Watch out for ticks though. I hear they are really bad this year.
 
2013-05-25 07:37:40 PM

Is this new? I don't remember ever seeing it before and I LOVE it. That's the old Juno crazy face, isn't it?

predle576.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 07:44:14 PM
Way too big to post inline, but I imagine that this is probably what cats are really thinking when they keep knocking stuff down....
 
2013-05-25 07:46:09 PM

Tziva: yobbery, do you have a background free juno blank?


Here ya go!

www.smugmug.com
www.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 07:47:01 PM
awesome, thanks.  These will come in handy for shenanigans...
 
2013-05-25 07:48:41 PM

predle: Is this new? I don't remember ever seeing it before and I LOVE it. That's the old Juno crazy face, isn't it?

[predle576.smugmug.com image 615x409]


Yep, that's the face that started it all.

www.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 07:53:09 PM

yobbery: predle: Is this new? I don't remember ever seeing it before and I LOVE it. That's the old Juno crazy face, isn't it?

[predle576.smugmug.com image 615x409]

Yep, that's the face that started it all.

[www.smugmug.com image 563x422]



That would be the face that launched a thousand photoshops


predle576.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 07:55:54 PM

yobbery: Tziva: yobbery, do you have a background free juno blank?

Here ya go!

[www.smugmug.com image 460x250]
[www.smugmug.com image 414x768]


You can sure tell that I have a much better camera now.


predle576.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 07:56:31 PM

tigerose: I know, I know...I want a window seat. Close to Sherpa18, and upwind of Quantum_Jellyroll because, you know, it is the bus to hell after all...and something has to give it gas...:) Other than that, as long as you share the bottle, we're good!


Yeah, the only reason you want to sit by me is that you know I'll be the one who smuggled in the booze   :o)

i415.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-25 07:57:35 PM
www.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 07:57:40 PM

yobbery: [juno_ratpack.jpg]


BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

yobbery: [juno_scream.jpg]


BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Those are priceless!

/Right click, save
 
2013-05-25 08:00:03 PM

tigerose: The thing about FeLk positive, is that it simply indicates that anti-bodies have been built in response to exposure. Some cats will never show symptoms and live to a ripe old age. Some however do not, as was the case with my brother's cat. She tested positive, and was gone not long after. He never got over losing her.


Yes, some cats are healthy and can live a long life. Some aren't so lucky. We took in a cat who was FIV+ but he already had symptoms, he was emaciated, drooling bloody mucus, had ulcers in his mouth, wasn't doing well at all. I asked the vet if we could do anything for him, the vet said we could spend thousands of dollars to prolong his death.
The cat was suffering, the kindest thing we could do for him was to help him cross over the bridge.
 
2013-05-25 08:02:59 PM

sherpa18: tigerose: I know, I know...I want a window seat. Close to Sherpa18, and upwind of Quantum_Jellyroll because, you know, it is the bus to hell after all...and something has to give it gas...:) Other than that, as long as you share the bottle, we're good!

Yeah, the only reason you want to sit by me is that you know I'll be the one who smuggled in the booze   :o)

[i415.photobucket.com image 500x360]


You know it darlin! Mwah!
 
2013-05-25 08:03:47 PM

tigerose: sherpa18: Eli was reminding me that I need to make more spuds for Dragon....


Yeah, he made sure I went out and checked my PO box every damn day this week, and he thinks I'm holding out on him so he has been pouting....

i415.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-25 08:05:38 PM
Here's another
www.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 08:07:28 PM
predle576.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 08:09:50 PM

predle: sherpa18: What Juno probably thinks about this whole contest deal...
I will not even pretend to know what's actually going on in that little brain, but she does like it when I am at the computer and she can climb on my shoulder and drape herself over me, so in the way I think she's pretty happy about the whole thing.


But just imagine what it would look like if the reverse was true....

i415.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-25 08:15:10 PM

yobbery: Here's another
[www.smugmug.com image 371x462]



Put some antlers on that and it would fit in on the wall of a lot of bars in this area of the country.  For some reason they think that decorating the walls with heads of dead animals is really cool - I don't really get the attraction.

predle576.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 08:16:39 PM
Din-din's been. Kenyatta's (given name, Pl never told me her maiden surname which she may retain) wedding at HarmonyLodge should be over by now & reception in full cry.
Tziva, predle's most likely to have quantity of Juno blanks since Juno, Lucy & Morticia let her live with them.
Harking back to pg 10, FangQ born_yesterday for tale of Mr Fluffy. When it's the right time at last, his spirit may well lead your next Feline Overlord or -Lady to you, or you to her or him.
L33t, started typing Plumbicon's LongAgo&FarAway service tale before deciding against taking up Caturday space with it. It'll come privately; no reason to bore all these good folk with it!
i.imgur.com
credit AlienDandelion (hey, wheretheheck is she???) Ago. Owe her a direct e-mail as well.
Wasted entirely too much time trying to compose this, boo hisss -- expert lessons from Jimmy of GangOf5
 
2013-05-25 08:16:49 PM

Lucy doing her Juno impression

predle576.smugmug.com
 
2013-05-25 08:22:15 PM
I am not very good at photoshop....

homiegfunk.com
 
2013-05-25 08:29:37 PM

ferfer72: tigerose and vudutek

I don't think you understand the severity of the situation.  I had to wear gloves to catch them.  They are biters, not lovers.  I can't safely handle them without getting hurt.


They are feral, scared of humans.. if you can confine them to a room with a litterbox and a cardboard box with a hole to gain entry (hide place), bring in food, place it near the box, sit down on the other side of the room and talk to them.. you have to gain their trust.. being kittens, it shouldn't take that long for them to get used to you.. older ferals are a different matter.. took 2 years to get a 7 yr old feral to trust me..  now he wants belly rubs when I get home....   the kittens will smell the food and go for it.. sit still at first.. once they will go to the food with you there, try moving around or moving closer to the food bowl.. don't rush it.. once you can pet them while they are eating, you are winning the battle..  it,s a challenge, but well worth it....
 
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