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2013-07-26 01:51:28 AM

sharbear: Bathia_Mapes, sorry for the spelling. I'm a dunce.

The funniest thing happened to us last night, hubby was fiddling in the garage and he noticed a strange man picking flowers from my patio, so he trotted over and said, hey those are my wifes flowers, you shouldn't do that!  His response was "But they are so pretty".  Well, John was all riled up about it and I said show me which guy it was, and I'll give him his own pot of flowers.  Kill them with kindness. I was wondering why my flowers looked so....dismal lately. ha ha ha ha.


Don't worry about it. :-)
 
2013-07-26 03:31:38 AM
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2013-07-26 07:08:05 AM

DoomsDayAardvark: As many of you are already aware, I have some very sad news to relate this week, but I'll relate the story for everyone.

Tuesday evening, my sweet little Kay began to yowl in pain, and then vomit.  He did this twice before he decided to go to his hidey-spot under the basement steps.  After a little while, he came out, looking like he didn't feel very good.  I was lying on the basement floor with him for a little while, when he yowled and vomited again.  At that point, I decided it was time to take him to the vet, but since it was after 10, his regular vet was closed.  Fortunately, I live quite close to a 24-hour emergency vet clinic.  He was admitted almost instantly.

They did some x-rays, and some other tests, and couldn't find anything definitive.  They gave him some anti-nausea medication, but it did nothing for him, so they decided they should keep him overnight for pain medication and observation.  I got home around 2 in the morning without him.  I snapped this pic as I said good night to him.

[i445.photobucket.com image 480x640]
/side note...This woman is a  saint

Wednesday morning, I was awakened by a call from the emergency vet saying that Kay had taken a turn for the worse, and that I should come see him.  He hung on just long enough for me to get there, and have about 10 minutes to say goodbye.  I held his paw as he took his last breath and drifted away.

[i445.photobucket.com image 640x480]

I spent much of the rest of the day sobbing.

For a long time, I've used writing as a coping technique.  I prepared this obituary for Kay to help myself through it.  (Don't everybody click that link at once -- my host probably can't take a farking).  It helped, but it still hurts.

Many of you have already written kind words on Facebook and in emails.  I cannot thank you all enough for the love and support you've shown me in the last few days.  There are so many of you that to try to list you all individually is doomed to failure -- the list of who hasn't expresse ...


I am so very sorry for you, and Kay.  The link you posted was beautiful and it made me cry.  You are fortunate to had had him, and he, you!  ((HUGS)) ♥
 
2013-07-26 07:11:49 AM

spinach gunk: Happy Caturday, everybuddy!

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Alas, I understand it is bittersweet.  :(

As we share sorrow, let us celebrate the love and the good times.


Hey SG!  I tried to send you an email after thread close earlier this week, but it came back!  Wrong address in profile?  Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for posting that pic of Lily that you had captioned!  What a surprise to see that Tuesday morning!!  :D
 
2013-07-26 07:34:13 AM
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Morning all! Happy Friday!!!! WOOT!!!!! :D
 
2013-07-26 07:35:14 AM
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2013-07-26 07:36:07 AM
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2013-07-26 07:38:27 AM
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2013-07-26 07:42:21 AM
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2013-07-26 08:11:46 AM
Good Morning fine folk!!
I have a long post, sorry...
First of all, DoomsDayAardvark, the micromedic household wishes to extend their deepest sorrow at the loss of Kay. We send hugs of comfort, share your sorrow and there are gentle purrs and head bumps on their way to you! Kay is already missed.

hokay... now for the long post. Kitty kitty, our "house panther" bull rushed the back door about 2-3 months ago and was missing. I was sure he was close, but as time went by, my hope dimmed. I missed my kitty! On Wednesday night. after dark, mr. micromedic came into the house and insisted I go outside!! It was Kitty Kitty!!! He came back!! After some food, coaxing (a lot of coaxing) he came in to the house!! I am EXSTATIC!!! I just couldn't be mad.... I just wanted him back. Thank Bast!! (and all others, you choose!!) He is reaquainted with all and I'm a happy medic!

The culprit:
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2013-07-26 08:22:17 AM

The Ice Queen: Savarose: I know there's lots of sad this Caturday (and my heart is so broken for one in particular), so let me share my happy, in the hopes of putting smiles on some faces.

I am part of an online group known as Imagine Home, which allows kitties in one state to be adopted by someone far away.  This weekend I will pick up a very pretty kitty named Jade in my part of Ohio (she's coming from Staten Island), and drive her to Elyria, about an hour and a half away, where she will continue with someone else on her journey to her new home in Rock Island, IL.

It's my first transport, I am so excited to be part of such an awesome event.  You know you're a crazy cat person when your idea of a fun Saturday night is helping to get a kitty you don't know to his new home, with no compensation other than the happiness of the new owner.  Can't wait!

That's pretty cool! I'm a member of the Underground Kitty Railroad and they do something similar. I haven't done any transports though, they've only had one in my area but I already had a commitment that weekend and couldn't sign up.

Its cool helping kitties get to their furrever homes :)


I'm a member of that one, too!  But seems they have a lot of volunteers in my area, any that come through here are filled before I can volunteer!

DDA, I want to again express my condolences on your loss of Kay.  Such a beautiful boy, taken much too soon.  I had no idea you were in the great state of Ohio-seems to be a lot of Buckeye Caturdayers.

Will try to post a pic of the kitty I am transporting once I return home, though recently I have the derp when it comes to posting pictures here.  Not sure if it's Fark, Photobucket, or me that's the problem (ok, it's probably me!)
 
2013-07-26 08:27:23 AM

lilyspad: Morning all! Happy Friday!!!! WOOT!!!!! :D


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2013-07-26 08:27:23 AM

micromedic: Good Morning fine folk!!
I have a long post, sorry...
First of all, DoomsDayAardvark, the micromedic household wishes to extend their deepest sorrow at the loss of Kay. We send hugs of comfort, share your sorrow and there are gentle purrs and head bumps on their way to you! Kay is already missed.

hokay... now for the long post. Kitty kitty, our "house panther" bull rushed the back door about 2-3 months ago and was missing. I was sure he was close, but as time went by, my hope dimmed. I missed my kitty! On Wednesday night. after dark, mr. micromedic came into the house and insisted I go outside!! It was Kitty Kitty!!! He came back!! After some food, coaxing (a lot of coaxing) he came in to the house!! I am EXSTATIC!!! I just couldn't be mad.... I just wanted him back. Thank Bast!! (and all others, you choose!!) He is reaquainted with all and I'm a happy medic!

The culprit:
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Yay for you!!!  So glad for you that he came back!  :D
 
2013-07-26 08:28:54 AM

sherpa18: lilyspad: Morning all! Happy Friday!!!! WOOT!!!!! :D

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And......we have a simulpost ...AGAIN!!!!!  :D
 
2013-07-26 08:29:55 AM
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2013-07-26 08:31:29 AM
My next door neighbor is mowing his lawn....it's 5 am here. Can't say as I blame him, 'cuz it's supposed to be 100 here again today, but I bet the other neighbors are not too happy right now! :D
 
2013-07-26 08:32:07 AM
That should have been "5:30" am.
 
2013-07-26 08:32:47 AM
micromedic: ... It was Kitty Kitty!!! He came back!! After some food, coaxing (a lot of coaxing) he came in to the house!! I am EXSTATIC!!! I just couldn't be mad.... I just wanted him back. Thank Bast!! (and all others, you choose!!) He is reaquainted with all and I'm a happy medic!

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2013-07-26 08:33:19 AM
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2013-07-26 08:40:13 AM
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2013-07-26 08:42:09 AM
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2013-07-26 08:42:55 AM
Ice Queen, I am so sorry to hear about your uncle. It's hard enough dealing with medical uncertainty of any sort and is scary just all on its own, but add in what appears to be a lack of competence leading to misdiagnosis or a delay in treatment and you've just gone from scary and worrisome to pants-crappingly terrifying. I am so sorry he's having to go through this. I'm so sorry for your entire family. Give everyone a hug from me and ask for one in return.

DoomsDayAardvark, words cannot even express how I felt reading that. I am so, so sorry for your loss. When my Mr Marmalade died, he was over 20 years old, but my son was only a couple years older. We form deep bonds with our animal companions and my son's bond with that cat was much like how your bond with Kay sounds. Best friend, confidante, cuddle buddy. My entire family was devastated by that loss, but especially my son. I think your obituary was a beautiful, loving tribute to a best friend who was there for you in your time of need, just as you were there for him during his. It sounds cliche, but it does help - remember the good times and hold them close to your heart. When you do that, he's never really gone, but instead lives on in your heart where he knew he truly belonged and took up his rightful spot long ago.

Lsherm, it's not callous at all. My Grandmother died last week after us caring for her for many years, the last few being especially hard. She died with me holding her hand, mere moments after I told her I loved her. It hurt so badly, because my Grandma was my best friend and the only family member I've ever been very close to at all. When I told my Caturday family, I specifically asked them to not be bummed about it. Caturday is one of those places where we all can come and share our joy and our sorrow and know we have the biggest hearts and sweetest souls on the net there to lend us emotional support if need be. The giggling and silliness and cute little fuzzy heads helps just as much as any words of comfort. We should not dwell in our grief, but rather acknowledge it and move on. Caturday and the pics and the stories is one way of doing that, and it helps more than some will ever know. Don't be afraid to post pics after bad news. The worst things get, the more you need that giggle or that sweet little furbaby, so post away!

Now that my daily quasi-essay is done, I'll spare you all the blow by blow of my Super Secret Lair of Infinite Doom™ reorganization project and just throw out "beat THIS 'stache, Hamilton!"
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2013-07-26 08:51:25 AM
I was just sitting here at my computer, and I hear water gushing! Look out the window, and there is a geiser shooting up past my window (I live on the 2nd floor) !! Ran down and turned off the sprinklers. One of the little buggers had busted. So, now I get to fix that! Not bad, just a little screw on sprinkler. Crap! It's always something...
 
2013-07-26 08:56:04 AM
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2013-07-26 09:15:55 AM
Good Meowning! I have been up for a while, enjoying reading what I missed last night. And I got the dishwasher emptied, a load of laundry going...magic pajamas...as in, I get more housework done while still in my pjs than once I am properly attired! :)

Once again sending ((hugs)) to all those in need. I know DDA will continue to need them.

Eli just missed getting skunked by a hair this morning! I heard him yowl to come in, and as I was letting him inside there was a sudden stench...so glad I am not wrestling him into the tub this morning!
 
2013-07-26 09:16:39 AM
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2013-07-26 09:31:25 AM

Type at ft of pg 3 & FangQ akimbotoo for realising Fark was Farked early this AM when tried to say Good Night FMBeen a couple h-llacious days, plus own medical issues last eve.
So do get to say Good Meowning!


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credit predle, Ago
Now, Moving Onward & Furrward ....
 
2013-07-26 09:33:55 AM

lilyspad: My next door neighbor is mowing his lawn....it's 5 am here. Can't say as I blame him, 'cuz it's supposed to be 100 here again today, but I bet the other neighbors are not too happy right now! :D


It takes me 3 hours to mow my lawn ,so I tend to do it in sections. Last week when it was in the 90s and extremely humid I mowed half my back yard and took a break. I went out later and was finishing the other half when I noticed a riding lawnmower in my driveway. My neighbor was doing my front lawn for me. I was very grateful. As a thank you I cooked up a huge pot of Italian sausage in my homemade sauce and gave her half along with l some Italian bread.
 
2013-07-26 09:44:40 AM
Linkies!
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/scaredy-cats-video.html; 2:01
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/brother-cat-steals-box-from-sister- vi deo.html; :36
http://www.care2.com/causes/daily-cute-the-kitty-games.html; 4:11  Bengals from 2008
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/cutest-sleep-dancing-kittens-video. ht ml; ~:55
+ CityBeat, Cinti's surviving freebie newsrag,had a tale on Li'l Bub this time.  Needs copied for Bathia_Mapes & quite likely others.  Plumbicon found it for me on a quickie needed shopping trip Wed eve, day it comes oot.

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This was  at Animal Rescue Site, Ago, no longer available.  Must go there to begin daily clickie rounds.
 
2013-07-26 09:48:41 AM

gremlin1: lilyspad: My next door neighbor is mowing his lawn....it's 5 am here. Can't say as I blame him, 'cuz it's supposed to be 100 here again today, but I bet the other neighbors are not too happy right now! :D

It takes me 3 hours to mow my lawn ,so I tend to do it in sections. Last week when it was in the 90s and extremely humid I mowed half my back yard and took a break. I went out later and was finishing the other half when I noticed a riding lawnmower in my driveway. My neighbor was doing my front lawn for me. I was very grateful. As a thank you I cooked up a huge pot of Italian sausage in my homemade sauce and gave her half along with l some Italian bread.


That was a very Nice Time all around! We had Italian inspired fuds last night. I did sausage a peppers on hoagie rolls (which I had garlic toastified first) with provolone, topped with a bit of marinara and then finished with shaved parm. I made baked zucchini chips to go on the side. My mom isn't fond of Italian food, so if I want Italian inspired stuff, i gotta do it while she's gone.

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2013-07-26 09:59:41 AM

DoomsDayAardvark: As many of you are already aware, I have some very sad news to relate this week, but I'll relate the story for everyone.

Tuesday evening, my sweet little Kay began to yowl in pain, and then vomit.  He did this twice before he decided to go to his hidey-spot under the basement steps.  After a little while, he came out, looking like he didn't feel very good.  I was lying on the basement floor with him for a little while, when he yowled and vomited again.  At that point, I decided it was time to take him to the vet, but since it was after 10, his regular vet was closed.  Fortunately, I live quite close to a 24-hour emergency vet clinic.  He was admitted almost instantly.

They did some x-rays, and some other tests, and couldn't find anything definitive.  They gave him some anti-nausea medication, but it did nothing for him, so they decided they should keep him overnight for pain medication and observation.  I got home around 2 in the morning without him.  I snapped this pic as I said good night to him.

[i445.photobucket.com image 480x640]
/side note...This woman is a  saint

Wednesday morning, I was awakened by a call from the emergency vet saying that Kay had taken a turn for the worse, and that I should come see him.  He hung on just long enough for me to get there, and have about 10 minutes to say goodbye.  I held his paw as he took his last breath and drifted away.

[i445.photobucket.com image 640x480]

I spent much of the rest of the day sobbing.

For a long time, I've used writing as a coping technique.  I prepared this obituary for Kay to help myself through it.  (Don't everybody click that link at once -- my host probably can't take a farking).  It helped, but it still hurts.

Many of you have already written kind words on Facebook and in emails.  I cannot thank you all enough for the love and support you've shown me in the last few days.  There are so many of you that to try to list you all individually is doomed to failure -- the list of who hasn't expresse ...


That was a beautiful tribute to a beautiful friend.  One of the first furry faces I recognized when I started lurking here, and I always looked forward to your stories of his antics and the pics of Kay, his blue blankie and his white socks - he will be missed by many.  Thank you for sharing this with us, and I am so terribly sorry for your loss.
 
2013-07-26 10:01:23 AM

micromedic: Good Morning fine folk!!
I have a long post, sorry...
First of all, DoomsDayAardvark, the micromedic household wishes to extend their deepest sorrow at the loss of Kay. We send hugs of comfort, share your sorrow and there are gentle purrs and head bumps on their way to you! Kay is already missed.

hokay... now for the long post. Kitty kitty, our "house panther" bull rushed the back door about 2-3 months ago and was missing. I was sure he was close, but as time went by, my hope dimmed. I missed my kitty! On Wednesday night. after dark, mr. micromedic came into the house and insisted I go outside!! It was Kitty Kitty!!! He came back!! After some food, coaxing (a lot of coaxing) he came in to the house!! I am EXSTATIC!!! I just couldn't be mad.... I just wanted him back. Thank Bast!! (and all others, you choose!!) He is reaquainted with all and I'm a happy medic!

The culprit:
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I'm so happy he came home!  I can only imagine how beside yourself you were!
 
2013-07-26 10:25:38 AM
Predle  That was so nice of you, as you see I messed up in the honor roll. If it's computer related, I'll mess it up. ( In memory of Kay)
 
2013-07-26 10:27:18 AM

tigerose: Whenever we have a sad, or series of same, remember that some animal crept into a life, formed a bond strong enough, that the loss creates a hole in life. And soul.. Believe it or not, this is a good thing. For it shows that you are capable of giving and receiving love, in it's most pure form. You understand discipline. And commitment. And..the healing power of one fuzzy body, greeting you. Snuggling with you when you are ill, or sad. Dancing with you across the floor when you are happy. And not eating you in your sleep for that..demanding. Loving. Companion. What a wonderful gift. Blessed Be.


That is so positive. I think I have to figure out some way to save it so I see it often. Thank you.

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2013-07-26 10:44:00 AM

Lsherm: Not to distract from DoomsDayAardvark's loss, but I had two pics prepared for Caturday and I'm working on the actual caturday.  This might seem callous, my apologies.

Bob hates Dexter (the show), but she's nice otherwise:

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Blue is still plotting to kill me:

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Not at all.  Caturday is for lols and happy stories most of all.  That pic of Blue is awesome.
 
2013-07-26 10:47:00 AM
Good morning all, so very sad about Sir Kay. He was a beautiful kitty, much loved and he knew it. He will be missed.
When I need a little bit of happy I go out and look at the biddies, they grow so fast, only a week old and they are getting feathers and learning to fly. I built them a tiny "training roost". It only takes one adventures bird to get up there and the rest try to follow. When I watch them I hear someone in my head singing about spreading tiny wings and flying away.
Here is the link to enjoy with your breakfast and coffee.
http://youtu.be/0C3fj3bL7Ls
 
2013-07-26 11:04:24 AM

Savarose: seems to be a lot of Buckeye Caturdayers.


Yeah, I was noticing that, too.  Seems  The Ice Queen even works at the shelter where I adopted Kay.

On another note, I'll be at the state fair this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon up to my thighs in the kayak pond helping kids (and probably a few adults) learn how to kayak.
 
2013-07-26 11:08:24 AM

DoomsDayAardvark: Savarose: seems to be a lot of Buckeye Caturdayers.

Yeah, I was noticing that, too.  Seems  The Ice Queen even works at the shelter where I adopted Kay.

On another note, I'll be at the state fair this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon up to my thighs in the kayak pond helping kids (and probably a few adults) learn how to kayak.


We have a kayak up north. The whole family loves it! I keep thinking we need another one. Used would be great. I want one that is a bit smaller..for me. Easier to launch? We store the kayak on saw horses,down by the water, and the paddle upstairs..
 
2013-07-26 11:21:46 AM

DoomsDayAardvark: As many of you are already aware, I have some very sad news to relate this week, but I'll relate the story for everyone.

Tuesday evening, my sweet little Kay began to yowl in pain, and then vomit.  He did this twice before he decided to go to his hidey-spot under the basement steps.  After a little while, he came out, looking like he didn't feel very good.  I was lying on the basement floor with him for a little while, when he yowled and vomited again.  At that point, I decided it was time to take him to the vet, but since it was after 10, his regular vet was closed.  Fortunately, I live quite close to a 24-hour emergency vet clinic.  He was admitted almost instantly.

They did some x-rays, and some other tests, and couldn't find anything definitive.  They gave him some anti-nausea medication, but it did nothing for him, so they decided they should keep him overnight for pain medication and observation.  I got home around 2 in the morning without him.  I snapped this pic as I said good night to him.

[i445.photobucket.com image 480x640]
/side note...This woman is a  saint

Wednesday morning, I was awakened by a call from the emergency vet saying that Kay had taken a turn for the worse, and that I should come see him.  He hung on just long enough for me to get there, and have about 10 minutes to say goodbye.  I held his paw as he took his last breath and drifted away.

[i445.photobucket.com image 640x480]

I spent much of the rest of the day sobbing.

For a long time, I've used writing as a coping technique.  I prepared this obituary for Kay to help myself through it.  (Don't everybody click that link at once -- my host probably can't take a farking).  It helped, but it still hurts.

Many of you have already written kind words on Facebook and in emails.  I cannot thank you all enough for the love and support you've shown me in the last few days.  There are so many of you that to try to list you all individually is doomed to failure -- the list of who hasn't expresse ...


Oh how sad for you to lose him so young. What a beautiful tribute you penned.
 
2013-07-26 11:28:49 AM

micromedic: Good Morning fine folk!!
I have a long post, sorry...
First of all, DoomsDayAardvark, the micromedic household wishes to extend their deepest sorrow at the loss of Kay. We send hugs of comfort, share your sorrow and there are gentle purrs and head bumps on their way to you! Kay is already missed.

hokay... now for the long post. Kitty kitty, our "house panther" bull rushed the back door about 2-3 months ago and was missing. I was sure he was close, but as time went by, my hope dimmed. I missed my kitty! On Wednesday night. after dark, mr. micromedic came into the house and insisted I go outside!! It was Kitty Kitty!!! He came back!! After some food, coaxing (a lot of coaxing) he came in to the house!! I am EXSTATIC!!! I just couldn't be mad.... I just wanted him back. Thank Bast!! (and all others, you choose!!) He is reaquainted with all and I'm a happy medic!

The culprit:
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Kitty kitty is gorgeous!  Though, he is a real stinker for going on a "walk about" without checking in with you two!
 
2013-07-26 11:36:37 AM

DoomsDayAardvark: Savarose: seems to be a lot of Buckeye Caturdayers.

Yeah, I was noticing that, too.  Seems  The Ice Queen even works at the shelter where I adopted Kay.

On another note, I'll be at the state fair this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon up to my thighs in the kayak pond helping kids (and probably a few adults) learn how to kayak.



How cool is that!?!?  Have fun sweetie!  Thank you for posting the link to your memorial for Sir Kay.  Your love for each other shines through the tears. (((((((hugs)))))))
 
2013-07-26 11:41:45 AM

Furrgot to conga-catulate  the micromedics for Kitty Kitty's safe return.
Also furrgot to conga-catulate Savarose for work with Imagine Home.  Sounds so  excellent!
DoomsDay, so good on you to go to St Fair to help folk learn to kayak.  We've still a canoe, the one Pl's late dad built in Previous Century with plans in Popular Mechanix  methinx. Parents canoed on created reservoir near Washington IN (by  Vincennes) when they were able, gave it to us when no longer able. Also had inflatable canoe we bought in WBerlin & used on the Wannsee, plus various locations back here until it sprung a leak.
Also no fear a-tall re sponsorings from moi  for Kayak4Cure for both of you.  It's 501c3 so I/we will.
Having Luck with Editing! Once paste up local hamrag to print, & print! will scan Lil Bub article (tabloid cover & 2 pgs) to fetch. WallOfText therein!  Will need be in installments.


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Blue Tortie & Rupert, credit Hopalong Cattiday  she said
 
2013-07-26 11:50:16 AM
Another impressively mustachioed kitteh!
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2013-07-26 12:13:12 PM
Greetings from Mordor!

The Ice Queen: quantum_jellyroll: [reneau.smugmug.com image 800x600]
I think we're going to have a tennis match here......


That pic is just begging for it.


The Ice Queen: Does he have to go on a special diet or something for now?


No, he doesn't need a special diet at this point. Right now they view it as just one of those things that hopefully won't happen again.


tigerose: sherpa18: yobbery: This one......just got out of the hospital this afternoon. When I woke up yesterday morning was vomiting and had uncontrollable dia..diah..diar...squirts. Formal diagnosis was Impaction along with "Dietary Indiscretion." I think he may have gotten into some chicken grease. It was pretty scary, but they got things moving and he's doing well now. He's upstairs passed out on the couch. They said he was pretty stressed being there and I suspect he hasn't slept since yesterday morning.

Ack! Glad he's doing better! Good reminder that despite their reputation as "picky eaters", some cats are garbage disposals.
/ trust me, i know, i live with the bottomless pit, aka the white boy
// just out of curiosity, can one be "impacted" while suffering the squirts?

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Actually yes..the bowels will liquify that which cannot be passed..by passing the obstruction.


Boy do they ever! Carpeting was due for shampooing anyway.
 
2013-07-26 12:16:47 PM

The Ice Queen: So here is my sad, sucky Caturday

My uncle apparently has cancer and it pretty much shows up in his stomach, lungs, liver, and esophagus. Had some biopsies done so they could a) have definte Dx of cancer and b) see if they can figure out the origin tumor and type to know how to treat. Well, surgeon's office apparently said that the biopsies were negative. His MD didn't think it sounded right so was able to track down the actual path report. Um, yeah, weren't negative, the surgeon got crappy samples and the path lab had nothing to work with. Think there is a definite difference between negative and poor sample to test. So he has to go through that portion all over again. Nice huh :(


Sorry to hear about your uncle. You would think the surgeon would pay a little more attention. Multiple lesion sites and all..Geez!
 
2013-07-26 12:20:44 PM

DoomsDayAardvark: As many of you are already aware, I have some very sad news to relate this week, but I'll relate the story for everyone.

Tuesday evening, my sweet little Kay began to yowl in pain, and then vomit.  He did this twice before he decided to go to his hidey-spot under the basement steps.  After a little while, he came out, looking like he didn't feel very good.  I was lying on the basement floor with him for a little while, when he yowled and vomited again.  At that point, I decided it was time to take him to the vet, but since it was after 10, his regular vet was closed.  Fortunately, I live quite close to a 24-hour emergency vet clinic.  He was admitted almost instantly.

They did some x-rays, and some other tests, and couldn't find anything definitive.  They gave him some anti-nausea medication, but it did nothing for him, so they decided they should keep him overnight for pain medication and observation.  I got home around 2 in the morning without him.  I snapped this pic as I said good night to him.

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/side note...This woman is a  saint

Wednesday morning, I was awakened by a call from the emergency vet saying that Kay had taken a turn for the worse, and that I should come see him.  He hung on just long enough for me to get there, and have about 10 minutes to say goodbye.  I held his paw as he took his last breath and drifted away.

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I spent much of the rest of the day sobbing.

For a long time, I've used writing as a coping technique.  I prepared this obituary for Kay to help myself through it.  (Don't everybody click that link at once -- my host probably can't take a farking).  It helped, but it still hurts.

Many of you have already written kind words on Facebook and in emails.  I cannot thank you all enough for the love and support you've shown me in the last few days.  There are so many of you that to try to list you all individually is doomed to failure -- the list of who hasn't expresse ...


DDA, I was crushed I was when I heard the news. I actually had to read it twice out of disbelief. Kay was a fixture here and like one of our own. I share your grief.
 
2013-07-26 12:29:59 PM

Spinnyr: Dang it! This insert is only four days old!
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Be thankful....that could be your couch!


micromedic: It was Kitty Kitty!!! He came back!! After some food, coaxing (a lot of coaxing) he came in to the house!! I am EXSTATIC!!! I just couldn't be
mad.... I just wanted him back. Thank Bast!! (and all others, you choose!!) He is reaquainted with all and I'm a happy medic!


That's wonderful! I remember when my Grey kitty returned after being lost...best feeling in the world!


Oh well....gotta get back to tending the fires. BBL
 
2013-07-26 12:50:12 PM
Awwww.. Hamilton is adorbs!

Here's my most recent pix of the shed kittays..

Baby seeking luv

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Boots resting regally on the tarp
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And Buddy having a nonchalant wash while sitting on the scratch board
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2013-07-26 12:59:47 PM

Bathia_Mapes: The Ice Queen: Word of warning, this is going to be a very sad Caturday :(

Indeed. laulaja emailed me too. :-(


me also :(
 
2013-07-26 01:14:13 PM

tigerose: DoomsDayAardvark: Savarose: seems to be a lot of Buckeye Caturdayers.

Yeah, I was noticing that, too.  Seems  The Ice Queen even works at the shelter where I adopted Kay.

On another note, I'll be at the state fair this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon up to my thighs in the kayak pond helping kids (and probably a few adults) learn how to kayak.

We have a kayak up north. The whole family loves it! I keep thinking we need another one. Used would be great. I want one that is a bit smaller..for me. Easier to launch? We store the kayak on saw horses,down by the water, and the paddle upstairs..


I haven't done a lot of experimenting with different boats, but for a fairly light-weight kayak (it's just under 40 pounds) I can wholeheartedly recommend the model my girlfriend uses.  It's an Emotion Bliss sit-inside (she also has good things to say about the Glide, which is somewhat cheaper, and you can get at Cabela's).  It was designed with smaller-framed paddlers (so women and children mostly) in mind.  It's fairly long and skinny for its weight (almost 11 feet) and handles pretty well, and if you put some muscle into it, it'll really move.  It wouldn't be a good choice for rapids, high waves, or rough water, but on calm-ish lakes and rivers it's a good boat.  As long as you're not too heavy.  The weight limit on it is only about 180 pounds, and it starts getting a little wobbly with more than about 150 in it.  Not too bad, but you've gotta have your hula hips ready.  Makes for a good core workout, if you catch my drift.  It's plastic, so it's best if you can store it out of the sun.  That said, lots of outdoor shops will have kayak days in the spring where you can go and try a bunch of different boats that they carry.  If you're looking, I'd recommend going to one and have a bunch of fun in a lot of different boats.  Also, they'll probably have some knowledgeable staff there who can help you find the boat that's right for you.  You should definitely try anything you're going to spend money on.  New boats aren't super cheap.  I've honestly never looked for a used one.
 
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