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(Mashable)   The Rescue: A True Story. Starring one tiny adorable kitten trapped in a burning home, and one incredibly heroic Fireman with a helmet-cam. Coming to theaters, just in time for Caturday   ( mashable.com) divider line
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2013-07-20 02:50:40 PM  
4 votes:
A not so happy anniversary here. It has been one year since the theater shooting in Aurora. I was planning on going to Batman several hours later at the same theater.Today that theater is reopened and I've seen many movies there. The scum who did that will not take any part of my life away from here.  The city of Aurora said they wanted that theater back and they got it.


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2013-07-19 09:26:08 AM  
4 votes:
Many of you may remember when this photo went viral (man comforting his arthritic, geriatric dog in the waters of Lake Superior because floating like that gave the dog relief):

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Schoep, the dog, went over the Rainbow bridge on Wednesday at the age of 20. His servant, John, received so much money in donations for his care that he is now using the extra to help "30 or 40 Schoeps" who live with low income families in the north Wisconsin area get medical care (including geriatric care and spaying/neutering of the youngsters). John credits Schoep with saving his life when he was suicidal and wants to do what he can to help others keep their pets.
2013-07-20 11:35:14 PM  
3 votes:
spinach gunk: ... Once she was rescued and finally discovered how wonderful love and trust and snuggles and a warm comfy home were, she gradually learned how to be a dog.

Well said, and so true.

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2013-07-20 02:30:11 PM  
3 votes:
On this day in 1947 my parents were married. After my sister and I finally moved out my Dad would purchase a bottle of Champagne and take my Mom away for the weekend to celebrate. I know that even now where ever they are in the afterlife Dad has his bottle of champagne is drinking it with Mom to celebrate.
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on this day in 1955 my best friend was born.Tomorrow we are having a picnic to celebrate
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Bestfriend on the left Me on the right. Dads in the background.

On this day in 1969 we watched the first man step on the moon
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2013-07-21 12:53:21 PM  
2 votes:
Hello, everybody.  been a busy summer around the infinity household.  i've been behind on every one of my leisurely pursuits, including caturdays.   However, I feel I would be terribly remiss if I didn't make a small announcement while the thread was still open.

We have been looking for some furkids to adopt for about a month now.  We wanted to get 2, so they could keep each other company.  Without trying to be too picky about breed, color, etc.  The important part was personality and sociability with other animals.  We also wanted fairly close to same age or litter mates if possible.  Our source is the local humane society.  We made a few visits and fell for a pair of kittens, a brother and sister, only to find they had just been taken that day.  But there were more kittens at a local pet store in an adoption partnership with the humane society being the beneficiary.  There were 2 tabbies and 2 all black kitties, the one girl kitty was one of the all black ones.  She was also the shyest and most timid of the bunch.  We wanted to take her and one of her tabby brothers, but the policy was cash only and we didn't have it on us at the time.  When we called the next day, the tabby we wanted had been adopted.  I didn't want to leave the all black brother by himself, because sadly, the black kitties just don't get taken home as readily.  So we took both of the black kitties, which actually thrilled me to no end, because I love black kitties.

They've been in our house all of 22 hours so far.  I'm about to go into a diabetic coma.  I'm so glad we took one of her brothers, because the little girl would be so lost by herself.  As it is now, she's coming out of her shell more and more.  They were both sleeping under the coffee table, out in the open and not hiding under the bed.  This is a great sign.

They are 13 weeks old, already spayed and neutered, microchipped.  They look to be in very good health, they had just arrived from the foster home an hour before we saw them in the store for the first time.  It is so nice of them to let us stay in their new house, we are very appreciative.  We feed them, give them water and toys, and clean their litter box in exchange for the privilege of living with them.

I hope to have some pictures soon.  They don't sit still terribly long when they're awake, and when they sleep snuggled up, it is hard to see them and tell them apart.  I know this already, he's going to be a catnip fiend.  He can smell the sites where we used to have catnip scented pads for their predecessor and throws himself down in a frenzy of rolling and scratching.  I need to go shopping, we need more toys, beds, scratching things, whatever our exalted rulers desire.  It is going to be mild exhausting to say the least, trying to keep up with them, but so utterly worth it.

Their names are still in the process of being finalized.  I had two picked out but the boy got an excellent suggestion from my mom that I'm all but convinced will be his new name.  I'm a firm believer in the two syllable, vowel sound sound on the second beat for a cat name.

To say that I am stoked is a minor understatement.  Our house has been so empty since Binx (she was 12 when she came to us with that name, we weren't about to change it) has been gone.  I've been dreaming about cats.  I've been reading caturday with eyes welling with tears, but then I usually do when I read the sadness that is inevitable.  For once, I am glad to share some happiness.

More to come, don't touch that dial.  Really, this is the digital age.  Who knows what that thing is actually controlling, so don't touch it, m'kay?
2013-07-21 12:03:39 AM  
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2013-07-20 11:16:52 PM  
2 votes:

lethological_lassie: spinach gunk: [spinachgunk.smugmug.com image 610x480]

It was one year ago today that little Sarah left us for the Rainbow Bridge.
We know she's in a better place, but we still miss our crazy little pretty paw poo party princess.

Lots of love to you, wherever you are, sweetie pie.

What a lovely sweetie pie! Hugs and good memories to you and yours. It's so nice of you to post here to remember her.What's the funniest or sweetest Sarah story you have to tell us?


Thanks.  :)

She was such a funny little girl.  She was never "normal", as she spent the first 8 or so years of her life cranking out babies in a cage at a puppy mill.  She'd experienced little if any meaningful human contact or love.  Never been outside, never known a caring pat or a warm lap.  She had no idea about much of anything, she'd never been given a chance.  Once she was rescued and finally discovered how wonderful love and trust and snuggles and a warm comfy home were, she gradually learned how to be a dog.

One hilarious thing I remember was when we realized she'd figured out how to make a "food face".  You know the one.  That irresistible face (and posture) they make when they're watching you eat something yummy or when you're dishing out the num-nums.  Resistance is futile.  Don't know whether she learned it from watching Buddy or whether she came up with it all by herself, but it was an important milestone for her.

This is her eagerly awaiting breakfast one morning.

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When she got older and couldn't jump off the couch by herself anymore, we'd wait until I'd placed their breakfasts on the kitchen floor, then Mr. Gunk would lift excited wiggly little Sarah off the couch and set her free to run into the kitchen!  Whee!  She would skip and bounce with dainty glee straight over to her dish and nom that food right up.  It was like those toy cars where you drag their wheels backwards over the floor a few times to rev them up, then you set them down and they take off like a rocket.  That girl loved her food.  She relished every meal and treat and tidbit as if it were her last.  It's great watching them get such pure joy out of a simple everyday thing.  :)

I sure learned a lot from her, and from all my animals.  So much love in those wonderful deep souls.
2013-07-20 10:13:28 PM  
2 votes:

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Came across that pic and it reminded me - anyone seen/heard from Cretinbob or Domari lately? I imagine they're quite busy with kitten season and all, but I was just curious if they'd been around and I'd just missed it or ???


domari popped in last week to wish the white one a happy birfday, and I have seen cretinbob on some main page threads.
I'll just leave this here for them, in honor of all the good work they do....

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2013-07-20 08:27:31 PM  
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2013-07-20 08:26:55 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-07-20 08:25:04 PM  
2 votes:
Fresh Biscuit!
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2013-07-20 11:55:30 AM  
2 votes:
Type at ft of not so lucky pg 7, right under foto of Dragon lounging happily.
Tnx Cloudchaser for fetching sad news of this wk's cover kitteh's trip to Bridge. We didn't wanna hear that, any more than FrancoFile's having to bury the young feral who ill-advisedly chose to nap under his mum's car. As typed, at least that one was quick. Lucky the cover kitteh, mayhap not so much so.  Need to read linkied tale of that.



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2013-07-20 10:43:56 AM  
2 votes:

John Buck 41: OlderGuy: John Buck 41: gremlin1: it's started raining and the temp has dropped to a bearable 70
Morning all
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Already 80 here at 9am   :)
86 here, going to 94.. TStorms this afternoon.. need to get all the grass cut before that happens...
Day 8 of 9 days off. My lawn needs it too, but we had a quick downpour late last night and even w/o that, my lawn doesn't dry out til late afternoon because of morning dew and so much of it being in the shade. Plus, the taller the grass gets the longer it takes to dry out. Plus I DON'T WANT TO DO CHORES WHILE ON VACATION!And some cats to make up for my whining
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This is day 13 of 15 days off for me. We didn't go anywhere special so I spent much of the time working on home projects that have been hanging over my head and relaxing in the AC. I got just about all my chores done except for power washing and treating the deck.

All in all it's been relaxing and I can't really complain. I would have like to have spent more time out but it's been entirely too damn hot. This time I completely disconnected from work...no email or any contact whatsoever. I have no idea nor do I care what awaits me on Tuesday.
2013-07-20 10:06:36 AM  
2 votes:

lilyspad: sherpa18: Like I had a freaking choice?  :o) Aww...poor Dragon! *snerk* Dragons must need lots of fuel for their FIRE!!!! :D


Truthfully, at this point in time, I really don't give a flying f*ck anymore what time he gets me up - he is eating really well, has not vomited his food/meds in weeks, and has actually started playing again - he has been having a blast with the toys that Mr. & Mrs. CDK sent him for his birfday (and ate an entire bag of treats) ... and while I have not been able to get him on a scale, he definitely feels heavier when I pick him up - see for yourself....

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2013-07-19 09:12:05 PM  
2 votes:
It started with a single screw.....

In early spring the screw popped that was holding my electrical weatherhead to my house. Second time it's happened....no big deal. I normally handle any and all home repair myself, but because the sheathing on the feeder cable is worn and due to be replaced (...and because I'm not feeling particularly suicidal this time around) I decided to call an electrician. My intuition was correct, the feeder cable needs to be replaced. I was ready for that but I wasn't aware that sort of repair required inspection before power is restored.....and in order to pass inspection I'll need to have my entire service replaced.

I have two fuse/breaker panels. One is near the entrance in the garage and the other is upstairs...both need to be updated along with all associated feeders. Oh, did I mention the meter socket is bad too?

I'm nervously awaiting the estimate. I'll still get other estimates but this guy comes highly recommended. He also reeeally want to buy my Lincoln. We may be able to work something out.

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2013-07-19 10:36:46 AM  
2 votes:
Every life counts

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2013-07-19 09:09:12 AM  
2 votes:

lilyspad: maynerdkitty: And some entertainment for the kitties.
Link
The biddies came in the mail on Wendsday morning, one did not survive the trip but the rest are looking really healthy and strong. My son identified the free exotic breed as a blue chochin. A large breed with feathers all the way down its legs, they will cover its feet when it is grown. I have named it Frodo.
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Don't they tell you what they are sending??? Or is it supposed to be a surprise?


The free one is a surprise chick. I think they are just finding a way to get rid of excess roosters, I will be very surprised if Frodo is a hen. But it is fun to try and guess what they sent.

  My son was able to get the breed right away because the chicks of this breed are so distinctive. It is a very calm chick compared to the others, he kind of looks like a little penguin next to the others.

  I moved them into the little house with my old crippled hen Suzy, she just gave me a WTF look when I started putting them in with her. She pecked at the few that came near her but did not make any effort to attack them. In a few days she should start to mother them. She fostered King George and Esmeralda for me when they were biddies.



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2013-07-19 08:36:55 AM  
2 votes:
And some entertainment for the kitties.
Link
The biddies came in the mail on Wendsday morning, one did not survive the trip but the rest are looking really healthy and strong. My son identified the free exotic breed as a blue chochin. A large breed with feathers all the way down its legs, they will cover its feet when it is grown. I have named it Frodo.
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2013-07-19 04:16:18 AM  
2 votes:
I hate to even say it, cuz I don't want to be the Caturday bummer, but I know some of you guys pay attention and will wonder. My Grandma died Tuesday morning at 11:25. She couldn't talk or move, but she could hear us and would make faces or noises to respond a bit, so we made sure at least one of us was with her at all times, so she wouldn't be alone and scared. I had just finished my turn for a 2 hour nap and went to go sit with her so my mom could get a nap. I sat next to her, told her I loved her for probably the eleventybillionth time while I was sitting there holding her hand, she responded a little bit, took a few more breaths and died.

Please do not get bummed out or think "omg! what do I say?" (like I do) or hesitate to have fun and raise the basement! I like fun, I am fine, will be fine and we knew this was coming. We are sad and a bit lost, but the last few years were hard, the last couple weeks nightmarish. She actually told me about a week before she died "I'd leave but you won't let me go". Mom and I both told her that when she wanted to go, it was OK, that we'd be sad, but we'd understand and we'd be OK. We are OK for the most part, just not really sure what to do with ourselves and very sad, but at the same time we are happy that her suffering is over. Mom is going on her scheduled vacation Sunday still, because she needs it badly, and we'll figure out who is going to take her and grandpa's ashes back to Norway when we get them back. So, on with life, best we can.

Thank you to my Caturday family and all the other Farkers who have given me tons of support, lots of hugs and ear skritches for teh kittehs and pics of things to make me smile. My grandma loved you guize too, even if she didn't understand most of it. lol!

Now, on wit teh kritter pics!
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2013-07-19 12:49:49 AM  
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2013-07-19 12:40:48 AM  
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2013-07-18 11:25:11 PM  
2 votes:
My brother sent me a picture today of three gray cats who showed up to camp out on his daughters' playskool table on the patio:

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Only one of them belong to him.  He's not sure why the other two were there, but he called it a "puddle of gray fur."  Said they spent most of the day sleeping.
2013-07-22 09:45:04 PM  
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2013-07-22 09:42:18 PM  
1 vote:

lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 500x500]
I wish I could teach Lily to do "selfies"...that would be interesting! :D


when I turn my camera on Gremie either does this
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or this
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2013-07-22 09:41:37 PM  
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2013-07-22 09:12:00 PM  
1 vote:

laulaja: Still fail to find Orange, must be Creatively Filed.


Or was it this one?

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2013-07-22 09:11:09 PM  
1 vote:

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OMG! This makes me "ouch". Kudos to dancers....


Like many girls from Europe, but in my case, just with the European parents, I studied ballet from age 3 up. I used to be able to do stuff like that! Down side - I was put on pointe so young, my bones were still forming/soft/whatever, so my toes are all deformed/bent. Those old pics of me look awesome, though. I'll have to dig some up some day. I'm sure mom has some around here somewhere.

Kitteh can have my old toe shoes (I still have my first little pair!). This cat has the MOVES!
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2013-07-22 09:09:11 PM  
1 vote:

laulaja: Was 99.4% certain had saved Orange You Glad It's Caturday, but fail to find. Mayhap someone'll post it so I may Save It Again. Musta called it something outre & illogical --


This one?

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2013-07-22 09:06:26 PM  
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2013-07-22 09:05:27 PM  
1 vote:
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Hope in a box
2013-07-22 08:58:18 PM  
1 vote:

quantum_jellyroll: sherpa18: Vista? *shudder* To be honest, I never had that first problem with Vista.

predle: I have to admit that was my experience with Vista too - it seemed okay to me.

John Buck 41:Same here

Really just a matter of personal preference, I dislike change for the sake of change. Don't get me wrong, Vista was nowhere near the level of fail that was 98 and/or ME, I just always felt like I was spinning my wheels with it. :o)

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2013-07-22 08:19:27 PM  
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2013-07-22 08:00:33 PM  
1 vote:

professional_vampire: Evening, all. Good to see everyone. I'm tired this evening - working alone all day with a mild sunburn while fighting the results of the bread bowl chili I had for dinner yesterday will do that to you.

/Warning, threadjack

...Mr. p_v is going to be hiking to the summit of Mt. Washington in NH on August 18th to raise money for a group called Hike for Mental Health. This is a local organization that asks hikers to get sponsors for their hikes. 80% of the money raised goes to fund mental health research, the other 20% goes to maintain hiking trails. I'm sharing the link to his fundraising page on Facebook if anyone would like to donate any amount, no matter how small (or large). If you don't do Facebook but still want to donate, EIP and I'll get you the info on how to do so. Thanks.

/End threadjack. We now return you to your regularly scheduled Caturday


Could you remind us next Caturday, please? GoGo Beastie has not got her allowance yet and I bought a bunch of nail polish in a fit of retail therapy (that's 23 new ones this month alone - I think I'm mildly depressed). In other words - I'm uncomfortably low on funds (I don't usually get this bad, but there it is). I don't use Facebook due to security concerns, but my mother doesn't care if my stalker finds HER, so she's got a FB page. I can do it from there when she gets home next weekend, so long as you remind us, k?

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2013-07-22 07:11:11 PM  
1 vote:

quantum_jellyroll: yobbery:
Try to disguise it...I bet they'll never suspect.

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Do they make those for Nikons?


May or may not, but I got one here made especially for Aliens...

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2013-07-22 06:40:55 PM  
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lethological_lassie: Real Women Drink Akvavit: [www.signs-unique.co.uk image 500x500]

Great pic!

And please add my condolences on the passing of your beloved Grandmother. Sounded like one helluva woman and I'm glad that you got to spend so much time with her. She'd be proud of the way you're handling her passing-- no one who loves you wants you to suffer-- your humor is a great coping mechanism. :)


Thank you. I really do appreciate all the support I've gotten from my Caturday family, and it has been passed along to my mom.

quantum_jellyroll: Anesthesia and painkillers
don't work very well on me. Redheads tend to have that problem. I'll take a painful incision over being ashes scattered on a
mountain in Alaska.


This is well known, scientifically proven and yet I still have a hell of a time finding a doctor who doesn't view it as a strange anecdote. When they had to knock me out for the MRI they were shocked at how much they had to give me, how often they had to re-up it to keep me still (I really, really don't like very tight spaces like that and am apparently quite capable of flying into a panic even while supposedly under anesthesia) and how quickly I tossed off the anesthesia. That's a really crappy way to say "I TOLD YOU SO!" but that's generally what happens to me, probably you and every other redhead as well. Since my hair is more of a mahogany color, I think they're probably wondering why I'm telling them about that redhead genetic unpleasantness (besides the skin cancer we have to be careful about and the lack of a soul, of course). I have the exact same genetic whatever causes that as your average carrot top, just like all of us with red-tinged hair do, no matter what the shade.


Also, I'm glad to hear your mom is doing OK. I'm shocked - SHOCKED! - she had never had hushpuppies before. What's next? Pudding? That would be almost criminal. You make your Mommy some pudding, ya hear? Some CORN PUDDING! Gosh, make me some while you're at it. I'm beat and I've got a powerful hunger for someone who's been snacking all day and who is about to attack the treat basket like a wild animal.

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/or a cat attacking a fruit bowl
2013-07-22 05:12:38 PM  
1 vote:

lethological_lassie: Happy Birthday to the New Princelet!
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2013-07-22 04:50:31 PM  
1 vote:
Happy Birthday to the New Princelet!
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2013-07-22 04:01:31 PM  
1 vote:
Need to Edit but sorta druther not.  Still fail to find Orange, must be Creatively Filed.
tigerose, FangQ for Grey Day.  Saved already.
Also need to leave for chorus rehs in less than 45 min maybe; I need be at mine by 5:45, Pl by 6. SoundEff VLQ sings this Sat for a Toys for Tots. Actually found some toys within house to take there!
Don't think can get under this one.  godofleet put up on reddit then imgur,  Over the last week our kitten has discovered she can climb... easy spring from doortop to lamp bowl, may not even be Siamezy!



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2013-07-22 03:24:53 PM  
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The best "I'm sitting on you, you cannot go anywhere" cat I have ever known. Eli, the Bitey!
2013-07-22 03:05:30 PM  
1 vote:
Grey Day

Yawn.

Stretch.

Settle fur
Into available
Space.

Sit upon my
Person.

Feet.
Legs.

Whatever will
Hold them in place.

Slow down,
Feel the pulse
Of life.

Be still.
Listen
To the silence.

The long drawn out breath
Of Peace.
Close your eyes.

Rest.
Refresh.
Read?

Purrfect excuse..

"I have a cat".

(C)tigerose 7/22/13
2013-07-22 03:05:13 PM  
1 vote:

quantum_jellyroll: yobbery:
There's a cheesy calibration tool included with 7 (Start -> control panel -> display -> calibrate color) or you can google for an online calibration site. One of these can at least get your display in the ballpark.

I'm looking for a good one myself.

I did some horse-trading to get my first one years ago. It worked fine with Vista,
The software absolutely refuses to install, it says there are known incompatibilities
and there is no software upgrade.

Here are the calibrators I'm considering.
Either the Pro or Express models.


Oh, you're looking for a CALIBRATOR and not a Calibrator.
My bad. I forgot you have that camera that takes great pictures. :o)

I've never seen a calibration appliance like that...I was thinking more along the lines of software and comparison strips. Very Nice! (and not too expensive!)

You wouldn't happen to have a birthday coming up in the near future, would you?

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2013-07-22 02:56:26 PM  
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credit sherpa 1-7-13.  Was 99.4% certain had saved Orange You Glad It's Caturday, but fail to find.
Mayhap someone'll post it so I may Save It Again. Musta called it something outre & illogical --

2013-07-22 02:53:46 PM  
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Okay, I am OFFICIALLY done with this heat! Holy cow! It's 98 right now...again. Supposed to be in the upper 90's for another week. I'm gonna snap, I tell ya!!!! If you guize read about some crazy middle-aged woman running naked through the neighbors sprinklers while drinking beer, start collecting bail money! :D


Have a little fun while you do it.

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2013-07-22 01:51:51 PM  
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2013-07-22 11:45:11 AM  
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Yup. Going to need to do the re-curring TF. I think I'm hooked! I'm currently investigating doing an e-pub of my poetry. I am going to call it "Caturday Mewsings" and I'll just start with the earliest ones that I have. I think. Anyone have a recommendation for a site to use? There seems to be a zillion out there. Most that I've seen are for regular books. Dunno if I could format my poesy to look right etc...and then I'll have to do a cover! aaaahhhh!

Speaking of poesy...before the end of the thread, I promise! RL needs to settle down and let me think!
2013-07-22 01:06:51 AM  
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2013-07-22 01:01:44 AM  
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quantum_jellyroll: sherpa18:
quantum_jellyroll: ...calibration tool ... It worked fine with Vista...

Vista?
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*shudder*

To be honest, I never had that first problem with Vista.
Everything worked, everything ran, no surprises, no bluescreens.
I couldn't understand what all the negative press was about.
It was pretty stable and seemed bulletproof for me.


I have to admit that was my experience with Vista too - it seemed okay to me. I'll have to deny it if you tell any of my techie friends I said that though.

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2013-07-22 12:57:53 AM  
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sherpa18: quantum_jellyroll: ...calibration tool ... It worked fine with Vista...

Vista?
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*shudder*


At least he goes from Vista to Win7, I'm have to go from Vista to Win8. Although I've found a win8 expert who's cute and has an Australian accent - I think I'll be needing a lot of help very soon.


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2013-07-22 12:51:58 AM  
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sherpa18: akimbotoo: sherpa18: Sciatic pain (to quote our beloved Alien) blows dead goats. Suffered with it for many years, until I fell down a flight of wooden stairs and landed on a slate floor, which somehow cured the whole problem. Best wishes that hubby feels better soon.
You are not the first I have heard this from.  A Chiro friend of mine had a lovely little old lady patient who fell into the bath tub she was cleaning and never again had sciatic pain.

Yeah, I know we have discussed this on Caturday before, it just still fascinates me that the first thing a doctor will recommend is a series of stretching exercises. Hey doc, I can barely stand without screaming, and you want me to do WHAT with my leg?!?

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A couple of years ago I had horrible sciatic pain, I could hardly walk, but after carrying two 40 lb. boxes of kitty litter from the garage into my house the pain went away completely and hasn't returned.

I guess I was Dr. Lucy's first (and only) successful cure.

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2013-07-21 11:54:08 PM  
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quantum_jellyroll: ...calibration tool ... It worked fine with Vista...


Vista?
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*shudder*
2013-07-21 11:21:18 PM  
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2013-07-21 11:16:56 PM  
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*sneaks in moar Alien bait*
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2013-07-21 11:13:34 PM  
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2013-07-21 11:10:11 PM  
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akimbotoo: sherpa18: Sciatic pain (to quote our beloved Alien) blows dead goats. Suffered with it for many years, until I fell down a flight of wooden stairs and landed on a slate floor, which somehow cured the whole problem. Best wishes that hubby feels better soon.
You are not the first I have heard this from.  A Chiro friend of mine had a lovely little old lady patient who fell into the bath tub she was cleaning and never again had sciatic pain.


Yeah, I know we have discussed this on Caturday before, it just still fascinates me that the first thing a doctor will recommend is a series of stretching exercises. Hey doc, I can barely stand without screaming, and you want me to do WHAT with my leg?!?

 
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2013-07-21 10:49:23 PM  
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akimbotoo: lilyspad: You're twisted, I like that!!! Hahaha!!!
We had old friends visit us earlier this week...I told them the story about when I had the metal plate & screws removed from my ankle after my fracture adventure.  I was disappointed that the surgeon wouldn't let me watch the operation.


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2013-07-21 10:24:35 PM  
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akimbotoo: I have been able to keep his back stable for 30 years, but when our truck slid on black ice and rolled 1 1/4 times last November it moved enough to pinch the nerve when he was suspended sideways by his seat belt.  Unfortunately Chiropractic & massage therapy wasn't enough, but he went to the best Neurosurgeon around.  No more sciatic pain. Yay!  I just got a nasty whiplash and our parrot only had a little scrape by his eye.  All in all, we are all very lucky.


Sciatic pain (to quote our beloved Alien) blows dead goats. Suffered with it for many years, until I fell down a flight of wooden stairs and landed on a slate floor, which somehow cured the whole problem. Best wishes that hubby feels better soon.

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2013-07-21 10:24:30 PM  
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OlderGuy:
QJ ! you're back ! been a while since I have seen QJ productions... thanks.... here,s one of mine...

Thanks! It feels good to be able to edit again. I need to replace my screen calibration tool
because it won't work with Win 7.

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2013-07-21 10:06:36 PM  
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lilyspad: Sherpa...you peeked in earlier! Where are you?? Still having computer problems??? :D


Jeez woman, I'm dancing as fast as I can!

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/ i was on the phone
// did a shiatton of work on the computer the last few days, and while it's not what it could be (yet, still more to be done), it is significantly better
2013-07-21 09:57:39 PM  
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micromedic: Hi EVERYBUDDY!! I have been lurking. Sigh. It's been a rough few month, but Mr. and I will get through. I'm here! : )  Sending and receiving hugs and smoochy kisses!



*waves*
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2013-07-21 08:51:49 PM  
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micromedic: Hi EVERYBUDDY!!

I have been lurking. Sigh. It's been a rough few month, but Mr. and I will get through. I'm here! : )

Sending and receiving hugs and smoochy kisses!


Sent and received :o)
Hope things get better for you and the Mr.

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2013-07-21 08:48:34 PM  
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Hi EVERYBUDDY!!

I have been lurking. Sigh. It's been a rough few month, but Mr. and I will get through. I'm here! : )

Sending and receiving hugs and smoochy kisses!
2013-07-21 08:18:08 PM  
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2013-07-21 08:01:40 PM  
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tigerose: Hello! I could not find Eli for a while today. And no one remembered if he was in or out. Turns out he was in the attic! Good thing today was not so hot as it haz been! Geez I think that cat needs a locator app


It has been very warm and humid out here this summer and I have to be careful not to lock an animal somewhere that gets too warm or has no water. So this afternoon I decided to bath the horses, I had to get the special shampoo, the iodine scrub soap and the conditioner out of the tack room. I washed Mountain first and then got Castle all done. After I rinsed out all the sponges, brushes, and combs I opened the tack room door and Tom came out meowing! He is so lucky I don't have more horses. It gets up to 100 in the tack room and I don't go in there very often.



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Lucky Tom
2013-07-21 07:29:46 PM  
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2013-07-21 07:18:23 PM  
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2013-07-21 05:45:51 PM  
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Real Women Drink Akvavit: Mrs CDK: Been busy this weekend but wanted to pop in to say hi...


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*waves* Hai! Busy over here, too. Trying to do a Super Secret Lair of Infinite Doom project (rearranging my room), cleaning Grandma's room out at least part way so Mom doesn't have to dig through the medical stuff, just the happy memories and also building a couple sets of shelves and rearranging the garage - all while my Mom is on vacation. So, she should have the best vacation and return from vacation EVER, all things considered.

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I have been unpacking boxes that have been packed for over five years. They were packed up and ready to move into a house that was never built. So now I have my own place and time to open up the time capsules. I have been finding some neat old pictures. I found my daughters 2nd grade class picture and discovered that she used red nail polish to carefully remove about five or six of her classmates. I also found an awesome old picture of my son on the little 10 hand pony that he used to ride.

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And a cat hunting gophers:


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2013-07-21 04:27:25 PM  
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Dyson and his ducks
2013-07-21 04:24:32 PM  
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Hoover....and his duck
2013-07-21 04:23:02 PM  
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I'm working on my calendar photos.....Ellie showing off her gorgeous green eyes
2013-07-21 03:42:16 PM  
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/why yes, it is overly attached girlfriend cat
2013-07-21 02:01:45 PM  
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2013-07-21 12:07:19 PM  
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posted somewhere 12-7-12, Pearl Harbour Day of course. Will double for Lunchtime, which 'tis now for all here.
Lost what typed earlier bcs like a nidiot Didn't Save.  Be bk after lunchies.

2013-07-21 10:37:56 AM  
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credit lilyspad, can't recall when but think 2012 sometime.  4th try's the charm!


Now #2 on today's front pg, Shih-tzu adopts/rescues kitten, sends countless into diabetic shock or words to that effect.  Caturday #2, fer sure & certain!  & Good Meowning at long last from ft of pg 11!!!
sherpa et al, Kickin' It Up A Notch composed, arranged & copywrit by one Nancy Faddegon (who she? find out l8r) in 2001.  Made a Region4 Song this summer.
tigerose, best wishes on Weeding (er, Wedding) Sing next wk.  Chorusmate who wed Jul 13 had 2 sisters who were in FourTune Cookies QT with her as cantors, aunt also sang. Long Ago when sisters were Much Younger, QT was Nancy's Nieces.
Type at ft of pg 11, need Prvw & Add before lose it again.
2013-07-21 09:01:57 AM  
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John Buck 41: Jazzy, never far away from either of us. Here making sure Mrs. Bucks chair doesn't blow off the dock.
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She didn't want to wait on shore while Mom was out in the kayak.
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Fiona will not leave my side if it is raining. So much so that she followed me into the shower. I don't get dog logic. My daughter came out to visit and laughed so hard at this.


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2013-07-21 02:22:42 AM  
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The Ice Queen: OlderGuy: Greetings All... TGIC  !....     Just got home from an AC repair....  7 hours worth.... replaced the outdoor unit.. compressor burnt on the old one, lots of details to be done first.... he has cooling now... was 97 out there.... think I sweated 10 pounds....
    Neat video.. great fireman.. those guys are awesome !  Hope we have a sad- free weekend.. last weekend was rough.. my condolences to those who lost buddies...

Can't guarantee sad free but I can guarantee grace free. Cosmo tripped me when I got home so I'm all black and blue.

The Evil Bastid Kitteh

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See the evil look, he's an evil bastid


hahhahah ok I'll admit that is quite the ebil look :3
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2013-07-21 01:20:52 AM  
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Real Women Drink Akvavit: I hate to even say it, cuz I don't want to be the Caturday bummer, but I know some of you guys pay attention and will wonder. My Grandma died Tuesday morning at 11:25. She couldn't talk or move, but she could hear us and would make faces or noises to respond a bit, so we made sure at least one of us was with her at all times, so she wouldn't be alone and scared. I had just finished my turn for a 2 hour nap and went to go sit with her so my mom could get a nap. I sat next to her, told her I loved her for probably the eleventybillionth time while I was sitting there holding her hand, she responded a little bit, took a few more breaths and died.

Please do not get bummed out or think "omg! what do I say?" (like I do) or hesitate to have fun and raise the basement! I like fun, I am fine, will be fine and we knew this was coming. We are sad and a bit lost, but the last few years were hard, the last couple weeks nightmarish. She actually told me about a week before she died "I'd leave but you won't let me go". Mom and I both told her that when she wanted to go, it was OK, that we'd be sad, but we'd understand and we'd be OK. We are OK for the most part, just not really sure what to do with ourselves and very sad, but at the same time we are happy that her suffering is over. Mom is going on her scheduled vacation Sunday still, because she needs it badly, and we'll figure out who is going to take her and grandpa's ashes back to Norway when we get them back. So, on with life, best we can.

Thank you to my Caturday family and all the other Farkers who have given me tons of support, lots of hugs and ear skritches for teh kittehs and pics of things to make me smile. My grandma loved you guize too, even if she didn't understand most of it. lol!

Now, on wit teh kritter pics!
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Well....I know you had said it was coming and you were preparing as best as you could. I know you know we are all here for you.
I hope when she did go it was with both middle fingers sticking straight up and even if not spoken verbally she was screaming to everyone and everything that had wronged her that they go EFF themselves. At least that is what I am going to imagine that is what she did.
You did good hun. You did real good and I know she knows that too.
*alien hugs*
2013-07-21 12:20:01 AM  
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2013-07-21 12:13:23 AM  
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yobbery: Each and every one of them are unique, There will never be another Alice, just like there will never be another Sarah. We just need to be thankful that we were gifted with their friendship and keep in mind there are more unique personalities waiting to be discovered.


Amen to that!

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2013-07-21 12:10:18 AM  
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2013-07-21 12:02:53 AM  
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HEY BUD! Watch where you're stepping

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2013-07-20 11:58:33 PM  
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2013-07-20 11:52:51 PM  
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Come on you cheap bastards, I need to eat too.

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2013-07-20 11:52:15 PM  
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I gots to crash. Goodnight everyone!
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2013-07-20 11:48:30 PM  
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spinach gunk: yobbery: It doesn't seem like Sarah has been gone a year already. Yet we lost Alice last July right before you lost Sarah, and that seems like so long ago.
Time perception is strange.

So true... I remember when you lost Alice!  It seems like so long ago now.   Sigh.

Everything else in life?  Faster every day!  Quit trying to keep up a long time ago.  :-S

Alice was such a lovely girl.  Many cats have a way of looking eeevil sometimes, but in every photo of Alice I've ever seen, she's got such a calm, kind look on her face, I can't believe she ever did anything mean or naughty ever!  All the best to her, wherever she may be.

*Hugs*


You're correct. Alice was a matron. She was a head caretaker and knew what was best for everyone. I can't think of a single bad thing she's ever done (on purpose.)

Each and every one of them are unique, There will never be another Alice, just like there will never be another Sarah. We just need to be thankful that we were gifted with their friendship and keep in mind there are more unique personalities waiting to be discovered.

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2013-07-20 11:47:35 PM  
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2013-07-20 11:45:19 PM  
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2013-07-20 11:37:29 PM  
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Jazzy, never far away from either of us. Here making sure Mrs. Bucks chair doesn't blow off the dock.
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She didn't want to wait on shore while Mom was out in the kayak.
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2013-07-20 11:36:39 PM  
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laulaja: spinach gunk, tnx for bringing Sarah back to mind. Think you said she was such a good girl.


She was indeed.  Thanks.

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2013-07-20 11:33:53 PM  
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Salem Witch: Hugs


Thanks.

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2013-07-20 11:29:23 PM  
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2013-07-20 11:20:06 PM  
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2013-07-20 11:13:05 PM  
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I'll just hangout here, hope nobody notices.

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2013-07-20 11:01:56 PM  
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Draw me like one of your french girls!

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2013-07-20 10:59:14 PM  
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2013-07-20 10:52:49 PM  
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Meanwhile, let's all belly up to the bar and see if we can't kick this thread up a notch....



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2013-07-20 10:41:26 PM  
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BTW, thanks to all for the positive comments about the white one. He has been super playful today (I honestly have no idea what is going on, I'm not doing anything different, but I ain't knockin' it)



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2013-07-20 10:38:09 PM  
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tigerose: Amazing how our furry little friends steal into our hearts. I am sure that Sarah enjoyed her time with you immensely. And you know, when you hear that faint toe nail clck, or catch a glimpse of fur..she is checking on you, reminding you to smile, and love again.


So true.  Occasionally I think I'll hear her emphatic little bark, or feel a furry snuggle against my shoulder or neck in the night.  I still try not to sit back too far on the couch in front of where she liked to make her "nest".  And I never thought I could get all nostalgic looking at a pee stain on the carpet, yet, I do.  :)  So many memories.

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2013-07-20 10:36:18 PM  
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OK so t'ain't wet Biscuit after all.
Pl says we need go mop Lodge floor tomorrow, also Regan the Trusted/TrustWorthy New Staffie can use some $$ so that says where we'll be after lunch,
Didn't say, &  doesn't go without saying, Best Caturday Luck & Good Wishes for TPG's dad to complete his healing  in a salubrious manner.
Time for me to do my usual magic act for this time of day, to go turn into a Lump.  Think Pl's already done so.


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2013-07-20 10:24:43 PM  
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Now occurs to me, coulda shoulda queried was the .gif wet Biscuit. Looks like him.
Grateful for status report from ThePuceGuardian. Also gives me opportunity to do this


{  [  (  \  * TPG * /  )  ]  }



one each largish economy size Virtual Hug, about the only kind I consent to give.  We've all been worried about you!

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Fastest & Furriest, 6-15-13 by StopReadingMyUsername.  Not gonna go see if that was Here or There.

2013-07-20 10:20:52 PM  
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ThePuceGuardian: ... Dad's been discharged following brain surgery, and is staying with relatives who live handy to the hospital. There is still no telling what the future holds. The biopsy is still not back yet.
Wait and see, wait and see. It's like watching the dealer turn over the cards, not knowing if an ace is coming or a Joker. For now, the most stressful part is past. I'm returning home to catch my breath while I can.


Paws crossed that all turns out well.

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2013-07-20 10:18:27 PM  
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2013-07-20 10:07:28 PM  
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predle: A not so happy anniversary here. It has been one year....

spinach gunk: It was one year ago today that little Sarah left us....

yobbery: we lost Alice last July...

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/ time really does seem to go by faster as you get older
2013-07-20 10:02:32 PM  
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2013-07-20 09:40:00 PM  
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Salem Witch: [donotenterdragonsalleyunlessyouhave...pic]


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2013-07-20 09:34:51 PM  
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yobbery:
This one makes me chuckle. It's not often he has a derpy look on his face.


I'm sensing a pattern here.

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2013-07-20 09:27:59 PM  
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The foxtrot continues at a more languid pace. (And, to clarify, noone named Charlie has cancer. Charlie is merely the bandleader. "180 bpm" refers to the intensity of the tempo he called.). Dad's been discharged following brain surgery, and is staying with relatives who live handy to the hospital. There is still no telling what the future holds. The biopsy is still not back yet.

Wait and see, wait and see. It's like watching the dealer turn over the cards, not knowing if an ace is coming or a Joker. For now, the most stressful part is past. I'm returning home to catch my breath while I can.
2013-07-20 09:26:28 PM  
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yobbery: Biscuit wants to know what's going on here...
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Ohai Biscuit.

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2013-07-20 09:03:16 PM  
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...and a Wolf loaf. He wasn't into picture day so much.
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2013-07-20 08:57:44 PM  
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2013-07-20 08:56:20 PM  
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Mia
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2013-07-20 08:51:29 PM  
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Had a heckuva T-storm here about 6pm. Temp dropped almost 20 degrees in no time at all, wind howled about 40 mph, and it rained buckets for about 10 minutes. Sun came back out but temp stayed at 66. Still 75+ inside though  :)


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2013-07-20 08:50:48 PM  
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2013-07-20 08:47:16 PM  
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Nathan with lasers at the ready.
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This one makes me chuckle. It's not often he has a derpy look on his face.
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2013-07-20 08:40:35 PM  
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So jealous of the thunderstorms. One of the things we miss about Texas.

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2013-07-20 08:38:53 PM  
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"Screw this...I'll be in my bunk"
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2013-07-20 08:35:56 PM  
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Box of doom
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2013-07-20 08:32:57 PM  
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Hark! Is that the can opener?
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2013-07-20 08:20:23 PM  
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spinach gunk: I know it's weird, but I thought you guys would get a kick out of it. :)


Not weird at all...
It doesn't seem like Sarah has been gone a year already. Yet we lost Alice last July right before you lost Sarah, and that seems like so long ago.
Time perception is strange.
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2013-07-20 08:05:10 PM  
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Biscuit wants to know what's going on here...
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2013-07-20 07:59:09 PM  
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Some things you just can't explain, and wouldn't want to even if you could.

QJ made this adorable LOL of my favourite picture of Sarah a long time ago:

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I keep one copy of this lol in my lolcats folder on my computer.  It is the source folder for my computer's screen saver.  The screen saver randomly chooses a few dozen lols at a time to cycle through, out of nearly 3000 in the whole folder.

Somehow, this one shows up in the rotation almost every single time!

It's as if she's out there somewhere, making sure we see it a lot since she knows we like it so much.  It always makes us smile.

I know it's weird, but I thought you guys would get a kick out of it.   :)
2013-07-20 07:47:25 PM  
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spinach gunk: [spinachgunk.smugmug.com image 610x480]

It was one year ago today that little Sarah left us for the Rainbow Bridge.
We know she's in a better place, but we still miss our crazy little pretty paw poo party princess.

Lots of love to you, wherever you are, sweetie pie.



Amazing how our furry little friends steal into our hearts. I am sure that Sarah enjoyed her time with you immensely. And you know, when you hear that faint toe nail clck, or catch a glimpse of fur..she is checking on you, reminding you to smile, and love again.
2013-07-20 07:38:24 PM  
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It was one year ago today that little Sarah left us for the Rainbow Bridge.
We know she's in a better place, but we still miss our crazy little pretty paw poo party princess.

Lots of love to you, wherever you are, sweetie pie.
2013-07-20 07:36:34 PM  
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OlderGuy: Do believe that,s a doggie accomplice.....


Let's call it an alleged accomplice.

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/allegedly
2013-07-20 07:21:33 PM  
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Don't you hate it when you feel hung over, but you didn't even do anything fun the night before?
Caturday, take me away!
2013-07-20 07:04:45 PM  
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At actual temp threadsend, now we got Lights back after 2 hrs without.  Rained heavily, thunderboomers that frightened none, mayhap near enough strike to put house in dark.  Did get my nap with warm cats, yay. Those In Charge been fed, now Plumbicon's home from afternoon at Lodge I may seek summat for us to nom upon. Lights returned mere seconds  before he mashed button to open garage door.



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2013-07-20 06:36:22 PM  
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2013-07-20 04:47:00 PM  
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yobbery: Spinnyr: Here's a link (I hope) to what I'm considering...The whole back yard is surrounded by that brick wall/fence.
Anyone have experience with these 'containment' systems? Comments? Suggestions?

http://www.catfencein.com/

I wouldn't recommend it. A determined feline would find a way around that in no time.
Your wall doesn't look tall enough anyway. They could probably jump over that without touching it.

However, I do like what you've done with your current catio!




Yeah, I like the catio set-up. I was purty darned proud of my 5'3", buck-10 self, when that creation was done! It's wonderful to be able to brush 'em and clip the talons outside. It's just such a big 'eyesore' .... (and the room-mate does not like it).

The brick wall is 6feet. Info on the research I've done shows that the netting sticks out 24-36 inches at an upward angle...no visible 'landing spot' for the cat to leave the yard...and no landing spot (so to speak) for outside 'trespassers'

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2013-07-20 04:45:04 PM  
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2013-07-20 04:01:13 PM  
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Some recent shelter additions:
Itty bitty litter of 6 that came in.
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At an adoption event:
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2013-07-20 03:50:51 PM  
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Came across that pic and it reminded me - anyone seen/heard from Cretinbob or Domari lately? I imagine they're quite busy with kitten season and all, but I was just curious if they'd been around and I'd just missed it or ???
2013-07-20 03:25:57 PM  
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Squirrels have starred in Patrick McDonnell's Mutts  daily comic strip almost all  this week -- flinging nuts at superheroes.
Also read, in a  Care2Causes article quite recently, that to improve your mood it takes but 1 more hour of sleep per night.  Plumbicon can get that quite easily, & often does sleep in because he can. Right now I'd lurv a nap with a warm cat or 3 -- may be able to manage that fairly shortly.



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New Alien film... Alien: Equestrian committed by some name like bobobiobob, to imgur from reddit just 3 hrs ago.  Looks to moi  more like bait for maynerdkitty than for our fave Alien.

2013-07-20 03:16:49 PM  
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predle: Real Women Drink Akvavit: I did not know cats like avocado. Did you guize know this?
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The list of suspects in the Case of RWDA's Missing Avocado Pre-Fries is now one name longer.

*looks at GoGo Beastie with Eye of Great Suspicion*


Juno will eat anything, avocado, red beans and rice, toast, pancakes most vegetables...  The only thing she turns down is fruit and eggs.

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Well, she's got to maintain her Rubenesque figure!

I guess the avocado thing makes sense, though. They're nutrient and calorie dense, so from a survival standpoint, they're awesome. Plus the texture is probably like a nice pate style gooshy fud, so... Avocados it is!

Whoever ate them needed 'em more than I did, especially since I was gonna tempura them up. I also have gained such weight since the restaurant closed over a year ago now that I need to either go back to hardcore, under-staffed restaurant work or adjust my eating habits. Also, I don't wanna look like this well-fed beauty:
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2013-07-20 02:55:49 PM  
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Real Women Drink Akvavit: I did not know cats like avocado. Did you guize know this?
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The list of suspects in the Case of RWDA's Missing Avocado Pre-Fries is now one name longer.

*looks at GoGo Beastie with Eye of Great Suspicion*



Juno will eat anything, avocado, red beans and rice, toast, pancakes most vegetables...  The only thing she turns down is fruit and eggs.

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2013-07-20 02:46:43 PM  
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I did not know cats like avocado. Did you guize know this?
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The list of suspects in the Case of RWDA's Missing Avocado Pre-Fries is now one name longer.

*looks at GoGo Beastie with Eye of Great Suspicion*
2013-07-20 02:11:17 PM  
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~Wk-old Persian leopard cubs, embiggened pic of, born in wildlife preserve in Russia.  Comment #1 was highly uncomplimentary to pic, #2 guessed it'd been taken from the Hubble. I clicked on linkie to embiggened  & hey presto.
1st time in ~50 yrs birth of these observed, article said.


Also Highly Intended to say how good it is to hear Dragon's doing so well.  Dragon's Alley  entry door by Salem Witch also worth round of apll-paws. (oooh that was foul!)
2013-07-20 01:34:05 PM  
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neurofunkin: Well that was easy. I'm going to meet a lady that breeds Savannah cats who happens to live about 2 miles from me. She has kittens from an F6 generation available. They are expensive though. Still not sure about this, but I get to meet some Savannah kitties!

/I feel like I'm cheating, I work at a shelter and I'm now going to a breeder to inquire about purchasing a cat.


As long as they are a responsible breeder I don't see a problem with purchasing a cat.
I have only one cat ,Gremie. But I have had many dogs, walk ins, humane society, hunting dogs, and show dogs. Some cost money but all were loved and I hope I was a responsible owner . I only had one litter(on purpose) and I had families for the pups.
Sometimes you just have to get that animal you've always wanted so you don't regret it later , just make sure it really is something you can bring into your home. I still want an Irish Wolfhound , I may have the yard for it but I look around my house and tell myself there is not enough room for both of us.
2013-07-20 01:31:28 PM  
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I have been setting the critter cam to watch over my chickens at night. I turned it to the driveway to try and catch my midnight dog. He comes by and walks around almost every evening between 10pm and 2am. It seems I am getting a lot of selfies instead of that dog.
These two were on the camera today;
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2013-07-20 12:38:37 PM  
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Alice lurking in the daylilies. (may have posted this before, I'm on the laptop so I don't have access to much, desktop was damaged by the same lightning strike that took out most of our electronics)
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And...a butterfly from the front yard, this is why it takes me so long to mow the grass, I keep stopping and grabbing the camera :)
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2013-07-20 12:29:00 PM  
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2013-07-20 12:25:39 PM  
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2013-07-20 12:23:39 PM  
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my best friends bunny... pesto

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2013-07-20 12:21:49 PM  
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good morning and ohai!
can't stay long, have 2 new clients to catch up and work into my schedule.
feel like this, bouncing all around

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2013-07-20 11:28:25 AM  
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OlderGuy: John Buck 41: gremlin1: it's started raining and the temp has dropped to a bearable 70

Already 80 here at 9am   :)

86 here, going to 94.. TStorms this afternoon.


OK, time for everyone to come on over here. We'll move the furniture around to make room.

Maybe we can run up to the mountain and play in the snow.

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2013-07-20 11:25:09 AM  
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2013-07-20 10:53:49 AM  
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yobbery: He looks great!

tigerose: He does look good!


Thanks, I'll be sure to tell him you guise said so, after he wakes up from napping on his cat tree in the sunlight
/ which is yet another thing that he has not done in quite some time....

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2013-07-20 10:41:44 AM  
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lilyspad: I agree...and he looks great!!! You GO Dragon!!! ♥


Thanks.
/ yes people, i am aware that i need to vacuum
// and that is just food on his nose from licking his meds out of cat food cans


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2013-07-20 10:31:03 AM  
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dopekitty74: People who hate on poor folks for having animals are douchebags. We may not always have the money to buy the most expensive toys/food etc... but we love our furbabies as much, if not sometimes more, because for some of us, the animal is the only true friend we have.


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sherpa18: lilyspad: sherpa18: Like I had a freaking choice?  :o) Aww...poor Dragon! *snerk* Dragons must need lots of fuel for their FIRE!!!! :D

Truthfully, at this point in time, I really don't give a flying f*ck anymore what time he gets me up - he is eating really well, has not vomited his food/meds in weeks, and has actually started playing again - he has been having a blast with the toys that Mr. & Mrs. CDK sent him for his birfday (and ate an entire bag of treats) ... and while I have not been able to get him on a scale, he definitely feels heavier when I pick him up - see for yourself....

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He looks great!
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2013-07-20 10:30:40 AM  
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OlderGuy: John Buck 41: gremlin1: it's started raining and the temp has dropped to a bearable 70
Already 80 here at 9am   :)  86 here, going to 94..


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/ it is already 95° here at 10:30AM   :o(
2013-07-20 10:22:12 AM  
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OlderGuy: John Buck 41: gremlin1: it's started raining and the temp has dropped to a bearable 70
Morning all
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Already 80 here at 9am   :)
86 here, going to 94.. TStorms this afternoon.. need to get all the grass cut before that happens...



Day 8 of 9 days off. My lawn needs it too, but we had a quick downpour late last night and even w/o that, my lawn doesn't dry out til late afternoon because of morning dew and so much of it being in the shade. Plus, the taller the grass gets the longer it takes to dry out. Plus I DON'T WANT TO DO CHORES WHILE ON VACATION!

And some cats to make up for my whining


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2013-07-20 10:13:04 AM  
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2013-07-20 10:12:17 AM  
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dopekitty74: People who hate on poor folks for having animals are douchebags.  We may not always have the money to buy the most expensive toys/food etc... but we love our furbabies as much, if not sometimes more, because for some of us, the animal is the only true friend we have.

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2013-07-20 09:59:09 AM  
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Kittens, 6 weeks old now.

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2013-07-20 09:45:59 AM  
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Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Sadly the poor thing didn't survive. =(

In a sad update to a story that touched many thousands of readers and viewers, the kitten rescued and revived following a residential fire in Fresno, CA on June 8 died at an emergency vet afterward.


Well that's a big bowl o' suck. You'd think if she wasn't gonna make it, it would've happened soon after the fire, not 5+ weeks later.
2013-07-20 09:38:30 AM  
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2013-07-20 09:24:06 AM  
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Want (yes, this is a real product, i'm just too lazy to go back and find the website i stole borrowed it from in the first place...)

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2013-07-20 08:40:20 AM  
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This is one of the most epic pics I've snagged of Nick. I don't think he likes me taking pictures of him too much.

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2013-07-20 08:14:22 AM  
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Darjeeling: halfway between shorn lamb and long-haired glory
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2013-07-20 07:50:33 AM  
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Spinnyr: The "Beauty-Butt", Luscious ... Her eyes are light-light blue, and sometimes---don't know why--- they turn really red.


Technically, because the light of the flash occurs too fast for the pupil to close, much of the very bright light from the flash passes into the eye through the pupil, reflects off the fundus at the back of the eyeball and out through the pupil. The camera records this reflected light. The main cause of the red color is the ample amount of blood in the choroid which nourishes the back of the eye and is located behind the retina. The blood in the retinal circulation is far less than in the choroid, and plays virtually no role. The eye contains several photostable pigments that all absorb in the short wavelength region, and hence contribute somewhat to the red eye effect.

Because all white cats are basically furry little terminators.

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2013-07-20 01:29:52 AM  
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Hey Caturday Family,

I get to hole up and hide at my best friends place tonight so while he's busy playing a game
I get to use his laptop.

Been having a lot of interviews but they are getting no where :(
I have one more week at this place and then I'm back out on the street.
Mega, mega stressing.
Got results from Doctors too but every time I think about it right now I get the shakes and whatnot so I know it's just all too much.

Thank ye gherds for Caturday!!!
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2013-07-20 12:06:44 AM  
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Real Women Drink Akvavit: Aaaaah! Too cute!!!
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Wasn't there an article a year or so ago about people making sweaters for penguins for (???) ... some medical reason, I'm sure. I wonder if these are two of the lucky little fashionistas.


Yes, your memory is correct. The penguins are called "little penguins" and are from Australia. Their migration route takes them through an area where they can get caught up in oil spills. They often cannot be cleaned because it stresses them so much that someone got the idea to knit these sweaters to cover the oil soaked feathers. The ones that can get cleaned lose their natural oils that insulate them so the sweaters help them too. When a news report went out and mentioned that the rescue could use more sweaters, they received so many that they had to tell people to s