Difficult German Name: Hello, Caturday peoples! I just wanted to say that Caturday has been a comforting Saturday ritual for a long time. No matter what happens throughout the week (and right now RL is kicking my butt) I can always depend on this wonderful, caring, quirky group to cheer me up, and continue my faith in humanity (I feel ya, RWDA). Hugs to everyone going through tough times, and a happy birthday to Valnt9!I have a question that Lauluja might be able to answer: exactly how long has Caturday been a "thing" on Fark? My memory of it stretches back to about 2007ish. Any ideas?Anyway, Jimmy is wondering why I feel the need to look at cats on the internets all the time when he is right here.[img.fark.net image 480x640]
Lsherm: Oh, hopefully a happy Caturday for next week! As some of you know, Miss Bob had to be put to sleep about three weeks ago because of renal failure. Miss Bob:[img547.imageshack.us image 800x1067]She was sweetness personified. That left Blue, the evil one, without a playmate. Blue:[img202.imageshack.us image 700x1055]in his favorite place to sit, outside the bedroom plotting to kill us while we sleep (note the boots - that's to keep him from biting my leg):[img198.imageshack.us image 600x800]So I went to an adoption fair and they had an extremely rambunctious male 1 year-old named Jasper they wanted to pair with an "active cat." I figure maybe he can be a Mini-me to Blue's Dr. Evil:[img577.imageshack.us image 800x533]Yeah, he has orangish eyes. I haven't seen that before. We've been going through the process for the last two weeks, we have the home visit tomorrow, and then I should be able to pick him up early next week. My only worry is that they won't get along, but Blue likes other cats, just not humans :) Jasper, for the brief time we spent with him, immediately took to biting whatever hand was in front of him, so this might be a match made in heaven.Wish me luck, Caturdayers! If it all works out I'll have a boatload of pictures next week!ps - Funny story about Bob's ashes: The company that handled cremation called me at work to find out what we wanted on the plaque for her wood box and I said "Miss Bob." The woman asked "Oh, like you miss him?" I explained that she was an outside cat when we adopted her and didn't find out her sex for two years, so we named her Bob, but when we found out she was female we always called her "Miss Bob." There was a slight pause, and then the woman asked "You named a cat Bob?"Yes we did, lady. Yes we did:[img203.imageshack.us image 850x637!
elguerodiablo: For a change of pace we should post pics of caecilian.These little guys are adorable.
Happy Birfday, Valnt9!!!!
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CrankyAndi: Lsherm: s - Funny story about Bob's ashes: The company that handled cremation called me at work to find out what we wanted on the plaque for her wood box and I said "Miss Bob." The woman asked "Oh, like you miss him?" I explained that she was an outside cat when we adopted her and didn't find out her sex for two years, so we named her Bob, but when we found out she was female we always called her "Miss Bob." There was a slight pause, and then the woman asked "You named a cat Bob?"I had a cat named Bob too...when I went back to my vet's office to pick up his ashes they said they had to send them back because they spelled his name wrong. I stood there and said 'They spelled BOB wrong? It is 3 letters, 2 of them the same....they spelled BOB wrong???' Actually they spelled the last name wrong. It still makes me laugh.Remember the good times. And the things that make you smile. Your story will make you smile in a year or so. Mine always makes me smile.My Bob[crankyandi.smugmug.com image 800x600]
NotSoNiceBunny: iBette: exvaxman: PredleThe mister and I got smacked driving back from NH last fall. Dumbass in a big suv on her cellphone ran a stop sign; nearly t-boned my little Subaru. Ambulance ride to ER (nothing broken - amazingly), then stranded 100 miles from home when finally released. The first day we were just shocked and numb, but, holy fark, were we sore for the next week! Adding more insult to injury, the other driver had no auto insurance.Toonces says: "Eyes on the road and both paws on the wheel, numb-nuts!"Anyone caught in those circumstances should have an automatic, minimum sentence of 1 month in jail (if no injuries) and a second instance should automatically be tried for attemped voluntary manslaughter or manslaughter.
dopekitty74: Been sick all week with the flu, still not completely recovered. Missed an entire week of work, my next pay is gonna suck so bad. Haven't visited caturday in a while, thought it might help cheer me up, and it is. :)
RadicalEd: Ivan decided the other day that he wanted to be cuddled like a baby, and fell asleep on me that way:[img.photobucket.com image 600x800]And Tola is conveniently USPS box size, ready for packing and shipping off when she yowls her head off at odd times of the day (usually when we're sleeping):[img.photobucket.com image 600x800]
dk76: Happy Caturday, everybody! I want to go out today, but I can't decide what to do![i185.photobucket.com image 850x637]
Fun Razor: I love my cat. I really do.She does a really good job of keeping the house varmint free. However, I wish she would 1) Stop playing with her food and 2) stop bringing me live foods to play with. I mean I really appreciate the thought and all. And it's very sweet. I also really wish she would rethink her plan to bring her live foods to me while I am sleeping in my bed. I really appreciate the gesture but mouse with cat spit sauce is not on my menu of favorite snacks.She thinks it makes the perfect midnite treat, especially since I didn't even have to get out of bed to enjoy play-kill-eat time. She then let it escape so she could hunt it all nite. In the bedroom. Of course. Because she wanted me to share in the fun. She is one thoughtful cat. She finally killed it about an hour ago and is now tenderizing it. Her method of tenderization is throwing the thing all over hell and gone. She is currently bouncing it off the ceiling and batting it like an All Star big leaguer. The look of pride on her face when it landed on my keyboard was priceless. It brought a tear to my eye (mostly because I was screaming like a little girl but that's beside the point). Like I said, I really love my cat.PS She is really mad at me now because I took it away from her. I'm sorry, I really can't like the sound of crunching mouse bones. Nor do I like playing mouse head ping pong or squish the carcass with your toes.
The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: I imagine Oregon has got to be pretty high up on that list as well.Sonar is on my lap helping me do my Caturday computing. Below is a picture of Judar, who insists on going out in the cold and always comes back smelling like burnt wood.[scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net image 716x960]
yobbery: Lilyspad, forgive me but all I can think of when I see that hat is..... [www.smugmug.com image 680x454]/you know I lurvs you! :o)
laulaja: Difficult German Name (I looked at your profile & don't find it that difficult but then spouse & I were there ~8 yrs in 1970s & do speak it still halfway competently -- equals Common German Spelling) I'm not La Historienne tho some seem to think so. Caturday was well established already when I joined near end 2008. sherpa18 when he finally surfaces again will know furr sure. However I did find, not quite via GoodSearch which is my preferred InfoSeek method: all this in Know Your Meme:Caturday originated on 4Chan's /b/ in the mid-2000s. Urban Dictionary's earliest definition was added on October 24th, 2006. One of the earliest archived Caturday threads from 4chan was started on December 12th, 2006.One of the earliest instances of Caturday in the wild can be found on Caturday.com, the personal site of Sharyn, a Blogspot user from New Hampshire. The blog, entitled "Caturday," was created on November 16th, 2005 to "write stories about cats and collect useful information for cat lovers." The photos posted were of her personal pets, not LOLcats.A LiveJournal community for Caturday image macros was created on February 5th, 2006. As of October 2011, there are 2196 members.Hope that helps some -- sorry didn't capture footnote extensions. But does make it appear that Caturday is indeed Bigger & More Widespread Than Life Size!from Literacy Site, 1 of 8 Greater Good member sites, Ago.
Happy Birthday valnt9 !!!
iamcar: Not a cat, but...Happy Caturday Everyone![img.fark.net image 500x375]
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