WELCOME TO A VERY SPECIAL CATURDAY, EVERBUDDY!
Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Ladies and Gentlemen, please give a warm Caturday welcome to the babies of Scampi...Five babies mean five names... I think the names are awesome.General Tso's TortelliniPu Pu Pastashiatake ParmesanSashimi FettuciniMoo Shu Tiramisu.
John Buck 41: Caturday is quiet today. Lotsa folks having BBQs/opening up camp/mowing lawns-yard work/putting flowers on graves of relatives ad nauseum, I guess.
ArmednHammered: domari: If you'd like to vote for it...Done! (twice) ;-)
Timid Goddess: ferfer72: Kittens are safely ensconced in the guest bathroom. They didn't hiss at me as I put them in the tub, and I put a soft towel and my t-shirt from today in there with them. They are filthy. I think we'll have to take the baby shampoo advice Monday (I have to work 15 hours tomorrow).I have found that if I douse the cat, then let him or her out of the water while I suds the cat, then get back in the water long enough to rinse, the cat is happier than if I try to keep the cat in the water the whole time. I have also found that the cat is happier if I pour water over rather than plunk the cat in a tub full of water for dousing and rinsing. Not happy, but not as stressed and unhappy as a "normal" bath.I think the ideas about gardening gloves and clipping claws before hand are appropriate with these mostly wild little ones.
ferfer72: tigerose and vudutekI 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.
mafiageek1980: Salem Witch: Don't make me get up.......[imageshack.us image 427x640]Been lurking on here for a while, but I just want to express how AWESOME it is that you post pics of your baby on here, Salem Witch! I look forward to them every Saturday/at work, so can't vote on kittehs//will one day upload my brat of a cat
OlderGuy: Looks like we will be hitting kilokitty shortly....
yobbery: Juno is still in third??? I thought for sure she would have moved into 2nd by this time.
Here's some pictures of a hanging plant from a few years ago.
mousiebelle: Thank you, sherpa18!!!!! That looks a lot better!
domari: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: domari: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: [fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net image 480x640]Mom Scampi and her brood. Re-examining them, we now think 3 boys and 2 girls, but still kind of hard to tell. The little orangish brown one definitely has a set of lungs on him.Oh boy... MEWBIES!!!! So cute, and a nice variety of colors.The tortie is a girl so look at her bottom and whatever other kittens match, are girls. The orange one is probably a boy. It's easier to tell the boys from the girls at this age.One of the greys is a boy, the orange is a boy, and we think the dark torti is a boy, but we're unsure on that one.The tortie is most likely a girl. In all my years of raising cats I have never ever had a male tortie. It's a rarity if it's a boy, around 1 in 1,000 calico/torties are boys.
Primitive Screwhead: Hi All, Juno is still at #3/ #1 Pretzel & #2 Garfield must be running a phone, tv & radio campaign.
Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: domari: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: [fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net image 480x640]Mom Scampi and her brood. Re-examining them, we now think 3 boys and 2 girls, but still kind of hard to tell. The little orangish brown one definitely has a set of lungs on him.Oh boy... MEWBIES!!!! So cute, and a nice variety of colors.The tortie is a girl so look at her bottom and whatever other kittens match, are girls. The orange one is probably a boy. It's easier to tell the boys from the girls at this age.One of the greys is a boy, the orange is a boy, and we think the dark torti is a boy, but we're unsure on that one.
laulaja: unable to figger out how to vote
powerful katrinka: What's going on? The power of Fark should be able to get Juno into first place. I've voted every day and still#3.
syzygy whizz: Juno is still at #3 as of Sunday night about 7:30 MDT...Seems like 'Garfield' and 'Pretzel' have fanbases of their own...
syzygy whizz: ferfer72: Kittens are safely ensconced in the guest bathroom. They didn't hiss at me as I put them in the tub, and I put a soft towel and my t-shirt from today in there with them. They are filthy. I think we'll have to take the baby shampoo advice Monday (I have to work 15 hours tomorrow).I THINK (could be wrong, do that frequently) that domari once recommended using diluted Dawn for kittens who have flea and tic issues.Need advice...poor old Charlie, the group home cat. I've been doing everything I can (including providing incentive for the guys) to keep her box clean so she can use it. She does to pee, but STILL poops on the floor. OK, behavioral issue, but I can NOT figure out what she's upset about!I know she's old- and judging by the way she's walking she probably hurts. She'd benefit by losing a pound or two, but she doesn't like 'healthy' food (she won't touch Raven's kibble OR gushyfud) because she's been eating the cheap shiat stuff for so long.She's even bitten her favorite human when he's been petting her...and his world-view does not allow him to understand that she still loves him, she just hurts, so stop petting me I SAID STOP IT CHOMP.Now he doesn't want anything to do with her, and it makes me sad to see her sitting looking at his closed bedroom door, then turning to look at me, wanting me to advocate for her.Guess I'm asking "What can I do to make her feel better so that she'll stop hurting and use her box, and quit biting people? "
syzygy whizz: sherpa18: Seems like 'Garfield' and 'Pretzel' have fanbases of their own...
OlderGuy: lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 500x375]I haz a rant.... Went to leave for work this morning....garage door opener won't work. Nuthin'. The remote in my car won't work either. CRAP! Open the door by hand, drive out front...walk back to garage, and pull the door down. Get back home....park out front, walk to the garage...door is OPEN! ???? Walk back out front, drive around to garage, and try to close door. It's latched. Maybe, somehow it has a short or something in it, and opened itself up after I left??? Whatever.....get home, go to put clothes in dryer....dryer doesn't work!!!! WTF?????? Of course, landlord is out of town right now. I seem to be jinxed today. End of rant....need moar beer.Call an electrician...asap.. either incoming power or in-panel issues.. one side of the power is intermittent.. there are two hot wires coming in, plus a neutral or common wire.. either hot to neutral is 120 volts between the two hots is 240 volts.. the dryer has to have 240 volts to run.. with the garage door not working, that indicates that one of the hot wires is either dead or intermittent.. have you noticed brighter or dimmer lights? appliances can be damaged when this happens....
gremlin1: voted for Juno. still at #3
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE CONTEST DOES NOT END UNTILJUNE 22, SO IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU KEEP VOTING EVERY DAY!!
chirpy: maynerdkitty: since Forrest and Flower are goneI sure hope they find their way home too! Maybe they are somewhere close, waiting for the mean cat to go away.
who knew that this would turn out to be such a vicious beast?
tigerose: maynerdkitty: I had to run out to the garage to get a t-20 bit for my screwdriver and I saw Oma Cassie climbing into the garage with something in her mouth. I am not sure what it is, I think a rat of some kind. It is a big mousie for such a small kitty.[farm8.staticflickr.com image 500x282]Oma Cassie is a wonderful hunter. Was this critter dead, or was she just playing with it? Almost looks Gerbil-ish..Desert rat? dunno!
I let Tom out to eat breakfast and dinner with her but last night Tom ran off. I was worried sick and did not sleep well at all. I got up several times to call for him but all I got was Oma Cassie. I thought for sure he was gone.
He came in late this morning, walked right past me without stopping to say hi, and went to the food dish. He ate like he had never been fed before then crawled into a box in the sewing room closet and went to sleep. He came out several hours later and I had a talk with him but he still seems out of it. He ate more kibble and now he is hanging out in the bedroom with Max and Li-Ion. Hairy little ingrate.
I have tried not to get too attached to any of them since Mikey but after last night I can tell that plan is not working.
#2: Good mornin', good mornin'!We've danced the whole night through,good mornin', good mornin' to you.Good mornin', good mornin'!It's great to stay up late,good mornin', good mornin' to you.
Salem Witch: catmandu: Someone posted pictures of a quokka a few months ago. What's cuter than a quokka? Momma with baby quokka in her pouch![i283.photobucket.com image 515x650]*raises hand*[imageshack.us image 600x800]I still don't understand how this little guy slipped by my cute radar for 50 years.
catmandu: Someone posted pictures of a quokka a few months ago. What's cuter than a quokka? Momma with baby quokka in her pouch![i283.photobucket.com image 515x650]
ferfer72: Kittens are safely ensconced in the guest bathroom. They didn't hiss at me as I put them in the tub, and I put a soft towel and my t-shirt from today in there with them. They are filthy. I think we'll have to take the baby shampoo advice Monday (I have to work 15 hours tomorrow).
#2: Meanwhile, back at the BatCave....[I'm_Batman.jpg]
tigerose: I am hoping that while I weed the gardens, getting them ready for planting I will find Eli's last collar! I should just buy a spare and a tag...he is 11 or so years old..any thoughts on getting an older cat chipped?
lethological_lassie: OlderGuy: lethological_lassie: What a handsome boy! and CSB, too!The cs part is slightly strange.. I was at the computer editing some music and suddenly felt that I should go outside.. at 10:30 pm... ... Trip was a similar situation.. broadcast at me as I drove by the shelter hauling yard waste.. and he was 2 days away from being put down.... we all lucked out......One of the reasons you are such a great part of Caturday-- you seem to be a cat whisperer, or at least a cat "hearer"! :) I love that you adore your brood so much!
lethological_lassie: OlderGuy: domari: sherpa18: born_yesterday: "....This is Tailer.. at least 6, is a carrier for FelLuke.. not sick.. he is my basement kitty... someone had him neutered, found out about the FL and dropped him off in my neighborhood... [i.imgur.com image 850x637]What a handsome boy! and CSB, too!
syzygy whizz: We've got two coffee makers at the group home and they can get pretty grody. I clean them out (reservoir and all) every week with a solution of bleach and water. Let that sit for a bit, rinse out thoroughly, then I run a pot of water through just to make sure there's no 'leftovers'. Did I mention I unplug them while doing this?
domari: 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 image 478x640]
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 ...
tigerose: sherpa18: Eli was reminding me that I need to make more spuds for Dragon....
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.
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.
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.
lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 226x640]
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!
tigerose: And before I forget! Thanks to all who have served us in the Navy, Merchant Marine, Air force, Army and Marines. And thanks to all the loved ones waiting for you at home.
But of course this is more the kind of thing that made her Caturday's Queen of Derp
I couldn't decide which picture of my gorgeous derp to post, so here's one more
mafiageek1980: Ok guys, I was able to find a computer at work that allowed me to vote for Juno. BTW, that's a BEAUTIFUL cat!
makewhatis: ferfer72: Hello, my Caturday lovelies!I have a little problem. I have the cutest pest control problem ever.[i936.photobucket.com image 640x480]One of the kittens was trapped in my wood shop, and the other two were out in the alley behind. I caught them, but they are WAY feral! What do I do with them now?Paging Domari! If anyone can give you advice - it'll be Domari :)Best of luck and thanks for being the kind of person who would try to help these sweet babies!
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.
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.
dopekitty74: OlderGuy: Can you crush the pills and mix it in with his food? The vet can tell you.....I probably could, but i prefer to know for sure the pill has made it down.
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?
Salem Witch: Don't make me get up.......[imageshack.us image 427x640]
OlderGuy: sherpa18: [i415.photobucket.com image 370x384]Also, let Dragon know that a donation was made in his honor to Little Mews....
After widespread but not total destruction of e-inbox msgs, back. Would so love to vote, but must await end of my 24 hrs. Had trouble votieing 1st time. If I wait for daylight it won't be as bad Sunday or Moanday.Never did e lilyspad direct, still need to. But! Seek successful, so ...
gremlin1: It's Memorial Day Weekend. So if you're planning a BBQ ... and having a picnic ... spending some time at the local amusement park ... a day at the beach ... remember to spend some time thinking about those who have served their country in times of need
I_Am_Weasel: Dogs! In my Caturday!Hold me.
yobbery: sherpa18: Correct, This is all me. I think it should be the 1st annual LittleMews Memorial Day Extravaganza.
yobbery: A+++ Will vote again! Later this evening I'm going to check my Paypal account and send off a little sump'n sump'n for Little Mews. Why don't we all do this this weekend? (even if it's a single dollar...I triple dog dare you!)
God-is-a-Taco: Today is Thursday.
predle: I'm at work so Juno and I will be back later - thanks Sherpa
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