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(Kitty Army)   After living on the streets for four months Dillon the blind kitty has navigated his way into a forever home, just in time for Caturday (w/photos & videos)   (kittyarmy.com) divider line 153
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2014-04-12 07:28:43 PM  
3 votes:

ProcrastinationStation: Snuffybud:

You can't kill catnip either. I made a mistake one day and left the pot on the ground when I was painting the post the plant hangar was on. Winslow, the neighbor's cat, ate it down to nubs! It all grew back within a few weeks.

I can attest that catnip can indeed be killed.  Had a plant that I planted outdoors in my garden.  It was all nice and happy and growing, and Buster loved a fresh treat... Well "big mean kitty", the outdoor neighbor cat found it, and nested in it, and before long had smothered it completely.  Ded ded ded.  Farking neighbor cat.


I planted it in the ground under an upturned hanging basket so the kitties could nibble down as far as the wire but the plant itself would survive.
2014-04-11 10:44:10 PM  
3 votes:
I love Caturday and you people. With all the snark, negativity and hatefulness elsewhere on Fark this is like a beautiful island in the midst of a raging sea.
farm3.staticflickr.com
2014-04-11 08:44:55 PM  
3 votes:
www.smugmug.com
2014-04-14 09:02:20 PM  
2 votes:
RWDA
my thoughts on the fauxrescue lady-
if you can prove she does take in cats on the
premiss that the cats will be re-homed
and you can catch her dumping these cats
you have a fraud charge with a bonus side animal cruelty charge.
if you want to let someone else do the dirty work
get the idea to a local TV station or a college student to do
as a paper (journalism class?)
2014-04-13 07:50:57 PM  
2 votes:
i236.photobucket.com
2014-04-13 09:03:33 AM  
2 votes:

sherpa18: (paging spinach gunk to post the pic I can't find of the white boy hiding in his tree and saying his T3's are just fine)



CDK captioned one like that. Is this what you're looking for?

lh6.googleusercontent.com
2014-04-12 05:49:43 PM  
2 votes:
The Ice Queen Call a lawyer now. Be sure to document what happened, and request a copy of her chart. Then sue the pants off from them.

And yeah, we will bail you out..
2014-04-12 09:27:50 AM  
2 votes:
Now with pic: Just because we need more spotty cats in this thread!

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2014-04-12 08:50:41 AM  
2 votes:

Diocletian's Last Cabbage:  IMHO, sounds like, somehow, someone is trying to send a message to you.  I think the message is: life goes on.  Don't be afraid to keep living it in happiness.

exvaxman: sherpa18 I know it doesn't help much, but I used to have a rescue Turkish Abby. She shed like crazy and her fine hair got into even sealed electronic displays. I used to cry when coming across the hairs, now 15+ years later I still find some but they now bring a smile to me remembering an awesome cat.


Thanks guise. While it's getting a bit better (I just now managed to go finish picking up all the white boy's toys that were still strewn all over the living room) I have a bit of advice...  NEVER EVER EVER open a large box of photographs when you are trying to pack stuff. I just realized that I ended up staying up all freaking night looking at pics and getting more and more depressed. Then again, when I finally get settled and have some spare time, you people are in deep trouble - I have found so many pics of all my cats, and some really awesome snaps of the one and only Dragon that I need to get scanned....

Then again, I could just imagine what the white one would have to say about all this   ....

i415.photobucket.com

2014-04-12 12:54:00 AM  
2 votes:

sno man: oh yea, I knew I was missing a shout out.... GO BUDDY!!


Fanks :)

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2014-04-11 11:13:04 PM  
2 votes:
Why?

Why do we do this.
Open the heart,
Cry.
Whoop with laughter.

Share the every day
nonsense,

Ask questions,
Receive answers.
Seek solace.

Be over-whelmed with
Understanding.

Why ask for help?

We are proud to be owned
By a furry creature.

When in need of funds,
Do not wish to be
Seen as poor.

Yet hope,
For the Power of Caturday.

We are happy to oblige.
We understand,
This is your baby.

We are Caturday
We care,
We share.
We help.

We listen.
Advise.

Tell it like it is.
Spay/neuter/ vaccinate.

For the love,
Of all those who,

Have crossed the
Rainbow Bridge.

Secure in the knowledge,
That we shall meet.
Again.

(C) tigerose 4/11/14
2014-04-11 10:37:26 PM  
2 votes:
RWDA, many have said it so much better than I'm about to but you're a good human, Moo knew that enough to find you. And I'm not going to finish that thought, 'cause there is a lot of cat hair flying around here, getting in my eyes, cat hair of cats off to be adopted, that I'm missing, a lot more than I should be.
2014-04-11 10:36:29 PM  
2 votes:
Latest about Spouse's broken arm: It turns out to be a "comminuted fracture", (i.e. broken into several pieces), mid-shaft Humerus. Her arm is being held together with a fibreglass splint, several elastic bandages, and a large "swathe strap" holding her arm close in to her body. No cast, as such. She does comment about feeling it 'click' if she moves her arm too much, but otherwise is in good shape. All things considered.

(/brag on)
I knew she would need help getting around for the short term, until her arm was pinned or whatever. SHE insisted that she would be fine while I was at work. Uh-huh. Right. Needed help dressing, un-dressing, and various things one would scarcely not hardly ask a friend to help with, can't drive, etc. Heck, I was even helping the X-ray tech holding and positioning her arm for the pics!

I was right. I knew what I was talking about. This ain't my first Rodeo!
(/brag off)

Well, good news about Spouse's broken arm: Went to the Orthopedic Surgeon today (Friday? 6 DAYS after it broke???), to find out if it needed to be pinned/plated/screwed or what. He decided that it was holding together well enough with the replacement splint(actually affects the broken area) that surgery would not be necessary. Which is good news finance-wise, but she won't be able to move it around for weeks like she would had it been pinned solid.
At any rate, she seems to be in good enough shape after the first week that she can manage on her own at home without assistance, so I called in to work and put myself back on the roster for the next assignment that comes in (Temp. construction).
So, all in all, things are going well!
2014-04-11 08:40:17 PM  
2 votes:
Here is Shop Cat.

This little guy was brought into the shop I was doing work on my truck in November 2012 due to being abandoned by his mother on the farm. He was starving and pretty weak but got food and the warmth of the heated shop for the night. This, being a multiple day operation, to replace the fuel injectors was the perfect place for this little guy to grab a piece of my heart. His determination was strong.

The following morning, feeling much better,  his determination for friendship became clear. He would climb up the tire and squish himself between the inner fender and frame rail of the pickup, pulling himself up by valve covers and finally getting a good look at what was going on. Placing him back on the floor and out of the way was no use. He wanted to see what was going on and would soon be back in the engine bay.

He grew into a amazingly beautiful cat that was very much a friend of mine. When I would show up to farm and he would see me he would come running happy to see his friend. We would share some scratches and purrs and then he would be back off on his own business. This went on all of the summer of 2013.  He was a free cat on the farm and, as a male cat, was free to do as he wished which was often multiple day trips gone. I have not seen him since September 29th 2013. I often thought of bring him home, but I did not want to take away his farm freedom. I wish I could see him again.

I've lurked long enough and thought I would share this.

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Saying Hi / What we fixxin'

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2014-04-11 07:46:39 AM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-04-15 07:11:39 AM  
1 votes:
*waves weakly*

Hey guise, I just wanna let you know that I have not forgotten y'all, while I'll probably not be around much for the foreseeable future (I am running out of time and hope at this point) rest assured that I will miss you all, and will try to check in if and when I can.

*sigh* If only everything could be made better (as the white boy always believed) by eating...

i415.photobucket.com

2014-04-14 10:08:22 PM  
1 votes:
i848.photobucket.com
2014-04-14 10:02:59 PM  
1 votes:
tigerose:
We sooo need an edit option Drew!

Hint:
There is one.
It's marked "Preview" and it's to the immediate left of the "Add Comment" clickable thingy. ;-)
2014-04-14 09:48:59 PM  
1 votes:
My mom told me this tonight..Moansday is when we haz gurrl time! Anyhoo..my Dad was lyong on the floor with his legs up on the cushy chir in the living room...this position helps when his back is paining..anyhoo..resident cat Tabby, walked up and began grooming is lovely bald ans sweaty heaspd ( he came in frm lawn mowing). Then, she curled up tightly between his head and shoulder, effectively pinning him to the floor..when my mom walked past, he said he could not move, he would disturb the cat..my mom looked down and said, yup. She said she laughed silently for quite some time...
2014-04-14 09:43:31 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
Meringue Easter bunny fail. LOL
2014-04-14 09:40:25 PM  
1 votes:
Time to hit the hay... clouds permitting, will check out the eclipse at 3am... given that we have rain scheduled tonight and tomorrow, may go back to sleep fairly quickly... no problems there, can turn out the light, jump in bed and be asleep before the room gets dark...  see y'all Purrsday... and try to stay out of trouble, RWDA and Lilyspad..don't know if I could come up with that much bail...   :o)
2014-04-14 09:30:19 PM  
1 votes:
i848.photobucket.com
2014-04-14 08:46:31 PM  
1 votes:

lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 400x300]


Gawd I love Pepe le Pew!
2014-04-14 08:30:13 PM  
1 votes:

reigning.cats.and.dogs: Debby7813: OlderGuy: yobbery: [www.smugmug.com image 600x405]
Certainly not this. It went up to 85 today and I was able to get a good jump on spring cleanup. It was nice being out in the sun this weekend.
/I'm completely exhausted.
//It's going down to 27 on Tuesday

...and a cat.
[www.smugmug.com image 450x450]

Crazy weather !   Brewery owners decided three weeks ago to do a Busch Gardens visit for us... thanked them and said it would be weather dependent.. cold front coming in Monday night, rain then and Tuesday...  I will make a final decision Tuesday AM, but if it is not warm and sunny, I won't be going... will not do a theme park on a rainy day.....

Have them take you to Busch Gardens, Tampa!

FANTASTIC idea, Debby7813!  OlderGuy,  I'm in C'ville - let me know when we leave and I will be there!  I will be so sorry to have to call my boss to tell him I have come down with 72 hour Ebola, but hey, these things happen!!!


The bosses have rescheduled the BG trip for next Monday.. forecast is 64, partly cloudy.. 20% chance of rain..  they are normally smart guys, but seem to be slipping slightly..  if it,s not 80+ and sunny, not going...  the rest can go and freeze their butts off, not me.... plus, when I go, I pretty much need the next day to recover my energy.. I expend a LOT of energy there... and feed my face all day, so RL requires me to not stray too far from the 'facilities' the next day.... besides, we have contractors working in the next building.. someone has to ride herd on them.....
2014-04-14 08:21:52 PM  
1 votes:
*whistles*
www.smugmug.com
2014-04-14 08:11:32 PM  
1 votes:

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: OK, guys, gotta go.  Last one for the week.  And I'm sorry, but I could not think of ANYTHING funny for the catoopji... CAP - TION (dammit)!  So I decided to just 'mad-lib' it.

[img.fark.net image 463x640]

Enjoy!  And until next week, this is your ol' Uncle Cabbage saying; "waddya mean I OWE $$$ this year!!"


/groan!


Soooo right clicky / save!  This could be grand fun!!!  Mad Libs work better NOT sober, right???  Because if sober needed, I am screwed...
2014-04-14 08:07:30 PM  
1 votes:

Debby7813: OlderGuy: yobbery: [www.smugmug.com image 600x405]
Certainly not this. It went up to 85 today and I was able to get a good jump on spring cleanup. It was nice being out in the sun this weekend.
/I'm completely exhausted.
//It's going down to 27 on Tuesday

...and a cat.
[www.smugmug.com image 450x450]

Crazy weather !   Brewery owners decided three weeks ago to do a Busch Gardens visit for us... thanked them and said it would be weather dependent.. cold front coming in Monday night, rain then and Tuesday...  I will make a final decision Tuesday AM, but if it is not warm and sunny, I won't be going... will not do a theme park on a rainy day.....

Have them take you to Busch Gardens, Tampa!


FANTASTIC idea, Debby7813!  OlderGuy,  I'm in C'ville - let me know when we leave and I will be there!  I will be so sorry to have to call my boss to tell him I have come down with 72 hour Ebola, but hey, these things happen!!!
2014-04-14 02:39:48 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-14 02:02:24 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-04-14 08:52:08 AM  
1 votes:
Two mutts and a butt

img.fark.net
2014-04-14 08:11:18 AM  
1 votes:
i848.photobucket.com
2014-04-13 11:21:17 PM  
1 votes:
*le sigh*
Grateful I have my job...cos it's a trip to the vet for D'Artagnan tomorrow.
He apparently got in a fight and has a wound on his cheek that he will not let me look at.
Getting him to the vet will be interesting. He's such an independant little cuss, but he does trust me when push comes to shove.

Riktor and Wimsey double-teamed me...snuggled up together in my lap (serious 'D'aaawww' factor right there), coordinated their purrs, and I was out like a light for 3 hours. The sound of cats purring is not a bad background noise to live your life...very peaceful and loving to my mind.

You know you're tired when you start talking to your co-workers like you do to your cats:
"OK, kids...mama's outta here. Stay out of trouble."
Caught the strange looks, realized what I'd done and defended myself: "Hey, at least I'm not using my 'cat voice'!"
"OH NOES! NOT THE CAT VOICE!" was the response...


RWDA:
You have a truly great and courageous soul. Your pain and grief for Moo Kitty didn't stop you from assisting Spaz. So many people would have said "Oh, it hurts too much. I'll never do this (have an animal companion, assist an animal, love someone) again."


Methinks there's lots of people here who fit that description...great and courageous, I mean
2014-04-13 11:01:12 PM  
1 votes:
i236.photobucket.com
2014-04-13 10:57:59 PM  
1 votes:
i236.photobucket.com
2014-04-13 10:52:20 PM  
1 votes:
i236.photobucket.com
2014-04-13 10:43:58 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
Just in time for Easter, Ralph, the worlds largest bunny.
2014-04-13 10:40:14 PM  
1 votes:
Grass is coming up very well.. plus the little purple flowers.. got out the mower and did the ritual twisty- turny path through the yard for the day care kids two doors down.. I will get to see the videos Tuesday evening... way cute.......
2014-04-13 10:33:50 PM  
1 votes:
Just have time to skim the thread this weekend.  I'd like to extend my condolences to  RWDA.

Now, here's a couple of my pair enjoying some evening spring air.

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And just for comparison, here's the late great Kay in that same window (though later in the spring)

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2014-04-13 10:28:44 PM  
1 votes:

yobbery: [www.smugmug.com image 600x405]
Certainly not this. It went up to 85 today and I was able to get a good jump on spring cleanup. It was nice being out in the sun this weekend.
/I'm completely exhausted.
//It's going down to 27 on Tuesday

...and a cat.
[www.smugmug.com image 450x450]


Crazy weather !   Brewery owners decided three weeks ago to do a Busch Gardens visit for us... thanked them and said it would be weather dependent.. cold front coming in Monday night, rain then and Tuesday...  I will make a final decision Tuesday AM, but if it is not warm and sunny, I won't be going... will not do a theme park on a rainy day.....
2014-04-13 10:16:10 PM  
1 votes:

lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 500x312]
Older guy...any news on the skwerl rescue?????


Decided to go by the book, so to speak... GIS,d licensed rehabbers, found one in the area, (loosely speaking).. delivered the babby to her.. almost an hour each way.... but the squirrel is safe, fed, and with other little ones... and my neighbors are watching for others that may be in the nest.. without momma, they will come out on their own.. hope the damn hawk is not around.....
2014-04-13 10:10:55 PM  
1 votes:

lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 426x320]
My weekend just caught up with me and slapped me across the head. See you all tomorrow! :D


Sleep well! I'm probably going to sleep soon, too. I've not slept much at all in what seems like weeks.

i848.photobucket.com
/no, it's not 'too much' coffee
//no such thing as 'too much' coffee
2014-04-13 09:59:49 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-13 09:32:35 PM  
1 votes:
Almost time fer bed. Thank you RWDA for the explaination of your Mom's sudden change of heart. And I think fostering would be good for tou, and apositive way to honor Moo's memory. You are good people.
2014-04-13 09:31:28 PM  
1 votes:

lilyspad: Real Women Drink Akvavit: If I had a bad feeling about it, I would have done the same thing.

Okay, I get it now. thought she just freaked out and changed her mind for no reason.....


I did too, at first! I was borderline fuming until I got her whole story, then I was like Oh, OK. We'll figure something out. That's when I said something about stalking the rescue and she just hopped in the van and went. So that's good.

Hahahaha! This one is definitely for all the cats here
i848.photobucket.com
2014-04-13 09:26:52 PM  
1 votes:
Everybody here with fur had tuna for dinner this evening. Guess who is the only one awake?
www.smugmug.com
I'll be begging for bed space shortly.
2014-04-13 09:18:18 PM  
1 votes:
Seta and Lindsay (two of my girlfriend's cats) had some pre-Easter pics taken...So here they are, chillin' with their peeps.

Seta
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Lindsay
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And Seta again...(I gather this one was tricky to get).
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2014-04-13 09:17:59 PM  
1 votes:
www.smugmug.com
2014-04-13 09:12:24 PM  
1 votes:
www.smugmug.com
Certainly not this. It went up to 85 today and I was able to get a good jump on spring cleanup. It was nice being out in the sun this weekend.
/I'm completely exhausted.
//It's going down to 27 on Tuesday

...and a cat.
www.smugmug.com
2014-04-13 09:02:36 PM  
1 votes:
i848.photobucket.com
2014-04-13 08:56:29 PM  
1 votes:
i848.photobucket.com
2014-04-13 08:37:39 PM  
1 votes:

grmmmie.smugmug.com

2014-04-13 06:25:17 PM  
1 votes:
Hey, folks.... received a surprise this afternoon... raking in prep for mulching and found a baby squirrel... and nearby, what was left of the mom.. baby has eyes open, and appears very hungry.. waiting for a return call from a rehabber group now.... noisy little critter, and mommacat is generally freaking.... GIS results say don't feed or give water, let the rehab folks do that....
2014-04-13 04:14:25 PM  
1 votes:
And Sweetie Pie just sat back and watched the shenanigans.

oi57.tinypic.com
2014-04-13 04:10:42 PM  
1 votes:
We went to my nephews birthday party yesterday. We had lots of fun.

Except the birthday boy didn't share his bratwurst with Suzy.

oi57.tinypic.com
2014-04-13 04:10:29 PM  
1 votes:
farm8.staticflickr.com
2014-04-13 03:42:30 PM  
1 votes:
Jasper snoozing. But when isn't he?
farm8.staticflickr.com
2014-04-13 03:37:52 PM  
1 votes:

CrankyAndi: I tried my hand at still life photos.

[crankyandi.smugmug.com image 672x600]

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They look delicious! Years and years ago when grandma first came to the US and we were taking her to senior day care because we was all still a workin' folk, her first friend was an old Southern lady. I was herded into the tiny kitchen there more than once and told in a very firm, yet still unfailingly polite way, that I would make cornbread. Then she'd micromanage my technique. Fried green tomatoes were another favorite. I'd be half dead on my feet and they'd have me out searching store to store looking for green tomatoes. I finally got smart and just found someone with a garden who lived nearby and would let me buy a few green tomatoes (which I am told are pronounced "tmaters") to cook for the old ladies.

Those are good pics!

I want fried green tomatoes now. :-/
i848.photobucket.com
2014-04-13 03:32:44 PM  
1 votes:
Dyson being....Dyson

crankyandi.smugmug.com

he is the dog version of Hermie.  he really is a good boy....when he is asleep.
2014-04-13 03:12:54 PM  
1 votes:
I tried my hand at still life photos.

crankyandi.smugmug.com

crankyandi.smugmug.com
2014-04-13 03:08:02 PM  
1 votes:
i848.photobucket.com
2014-04-13 02:59:20 PM  
1 votes:
The Ice Queen: So I'm still in bit of a foul mood. So my one aunt who is fighting cancer has been in a nursing home while she recovers from surgery and gets her strength built back up so she can go home. She came with a Rx for pain meds AS NEEDED! So I get a call that she's fallen. Ok that's not good. Come to find out, the staff at the nursing home were giving her 2 pills (and they're the strong C2 stuff) every 4 hours because hey, if they're stoned out of their mind, they're not in pain and not bothering anyone. Of course, never bothered to keep an eye on her or implement fall protocols. It was her family MD who found her on the floor, not the staff, and when MD said to call EMS, the nurse told her to wait because she was finishing something up.

So we get her to hospital and she's scanned head to toe. No brain bleeds (thank God) but they feel there was a period of time where she wasn't getting much O2 and suffered some brain damage, mostly memory. Her pelvis is broken in 2 places, she has fractures involving 2 lumbar vertebrae, and her hip is broken in 2 places around her replacement (she had her hips replaced about 10-12 years ago). Oh, she's also in her mid-80s and has 1 functioning kidney so guess who can't get surgery to fix everything because she would die on the table.

Yeah, I seriously want some heads on a platter. You'll  come bail me out right?????


And if that alibi doesn't work, I'm sure we can get you off on the whole "Righteous Vengeance" statute that I did not totally make up just now...
2014-04-13 02:48:29 PM  
1 votes:
crankyandi.smugmug.com

Hermie, I think he got tired of me taking photos of my patio tomatoes.  I'm seriously thinking that this one has to be entered in the employee pet photo contest.  I'm telling you, if my cat doesn't win, it is rigged.
2014-04-13 02:36:16 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-13 02:24:35 PM  
1 votes:
crankyandi.smugmug.com

Louie kind of didn't want to wear the hat so he fought me over it.
2014-04-13 01:30:49 PM  
1 votes:
i848.photobucket.com
2014-04-13 11:57:59 AM  
1 votes:
i848.photobucket.com
2014-04-13 09:31:45 AM  
1 votes:
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
2014-04-13 01:53:51 AM  
1 votes:
I'm getting over my little temper tantrum.
Sending lots of love and hugs to those who need them.

farm8.staticflickr.com
2014-04-13 01:12:39 AM  
1 votes:
i236.photobucket.com
2014-04-13 12:03:15 AM  
1 votes:
Oh, and Lilyspad,  for the snake one...
I like snakes.  That seems like too big a snake to keep at home.  jmho.
2014-04-12 10:46:58 PM  
1 votes:

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: [img.fark.net image 640x532]


That picture reminds me of my cat Tiger (aka butt butt, aka skeekers) and Einstein, my snake...

lh6.googleusercontent.com
2014-04-12 10:44:36 PM  
1 votes:
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My sister sent me some foxes for my birthday, had to share them before I head off to bed.
We all have a relative like this.
2014-04-12 10:16:19 PM  
1 votes:

The Ice Queen: my one aunt


Damn!  :(  What is wrong with people??  I agree with the others above who suggested getting a lawyer involved.  I hope that the idiots who let that happen to her are prohibited from working in any job involving responsibility for the health of living beings ever again.

Hopefully your aunt will be able to make a good recovery and you'll have lots more time to spend enjoying each other's company.

*hugs*
2014-04-12 10:03:03 PM  
1 votes:
Thank you all for the Birthday wishes, I had a great time today at work. I brought in cupcakes, cookies, and jellybeans, now I have a stomach ache! We all ate sugar all day.
When I got home I found two packages at the gate from the postman. Fun stuff.

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: [img.fark.net image 480x640]


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Thanks for the captions!
I still have some of the stuff in that picture even!
Li-Ion has gotten a biatchunky since he is confined to the big bedroom with Max.
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I put some nip down and they got all 'fighty' .
2014-04-12 10:01:25 PM  
1 votes:

The Ice Queen: So I'm still in bit of a foul mood. So my one aunt who is fighting cancer has been in a nursing home while she recovers from surgery and gets her strength built back up so she can go home. She came with a Rx for pain meds AS NEEDED! So I get a call that she's fallen. Ok that's not good. Come to find out, the staff at the nursing home were giving her 2 pills (and they're the strong C2 stuff) every 4 hours because hey, if they're stoned out of their mind, they're not in pain and not bothering anyone. Of course, never bothered to keep an eye on her or implement fall protocols. It was her family MD who found her on the floor, not the staff, and when MD said to call EMS, the nurse told her to wait because she was finishing something up.

So we get her to hospital and she's scanned head to toe. No brain bleeds (thank God) but they feel there was a period of time where she wasn't getting much O2 and suffered some brain damage, mostly memory. Her pelvis is broken in 2 places, she has fractures involving 2 lumbar vertebrae, and her hip is broken in 2 places around her replacement (she had her hips replaced about 10-12 years ago). Oh, she's also in her mid-80s and has 1 functioning kidney so guess who can't get surgery to fix everything because she would die on the table.

Yeah, I seriously want some heads on a platter. You'll  come bail me out right?????


I will be there with the bond.
Seriously, it sounds like you have already identified the high point but:
PRN does not give free license to dispense constant narcs.  There SHOULD be pain scales backing it up, but my guess is they never did any.
No Fall Precautions? And a continuous supply of narcs?
Pt fell and was left unattended for an undetermined amount of time?
Do not let her get transferred back there.
Do get a good lawyer.
Do make copies of EVERYTHING.
These are grevious errors.  A call to TJC may be in order. Time for an "for cause" inspection.
2014-04-12 09:59:25 PM  
1 votes:
Real Women Drink Akvavit:

Welcome! Mew is so tiny I had trouble spotting her. lol! Pretty cats!

Thank you! :D When I was Boobiesing the picture, I didn't even see her in the background LOL.

img.fark.net

Here's a close up pic of her XD
2014-04-12 09:45:02 PM  
1 votes:
SeikaArashi:

If I may be so bold....  I suggest having mallow checked for hyperthyroid.  Common in older cats, and he sounds a lot like my Buster who was recently diagnosed and has been prescribed meds to control..

And, credit where credit is due....Sherpa18 offered all kinds of info and help a couple weeks ago when I needed info on hyperthyroid....
2014-04-12 09:44:36 PM  
1 votes:
www.smugmug.com
2014-04-12 09:40:39 PM  
1 votes:

yobbery: Real Women Drink Akvavit: So, just like every other death I've been through, let's not be sad (though I am) and dwell on loss, let's celebrate the good things we do have and just post pictures of cats.

I'm so sorry :o(
[www.smugmug.com image 500x323]

/I've been busy and unable to properly keep up with you guys. Thus I end end up skimming quickly and missing a lot of news.


Thank you. We tried. We really, really tried. It's hard to accept that there's nothing I could do, and I may never fully accept it, but now I am trying to come up with a plan for the preggers kitty outside. I really don't want to go through that with another cat, whether I'm bonded with it or not. It's too upsetting to me.

i848.photobucket.com
2014-04-12 09:34:00 PM  
1 votes:
www.smugmug.com
2014-04-12 09:12:03 PM  
1 votes:

John Buck 41: Diocletian's Last Cabbage: [img.fark.net image 640x532]

Who would let their cat get that close to a snake that could kill it? WTF?


First thought I had......
2014-04-12 06:54:58 PM  
1 votes:
Just back from high tea at Hotel Viking in Newport (dat's right, I iz a society gal! pretty dress and big hat and all that jazz -snarf).  My pals I and managed to finagle extra champagne from the staff!  Most bestest since it was free (sponsored by our breast cancer survivors support group... we're the trouble makers)...

Such a wonderful afternoon... got home to the mail and the discovery that the retailer of my lymphedema compression sleeve is playing games with insurance and charging me WAY MORE than my insurance told me I'd pay.  LIVID.  And can't do a damned thing about it till Monday when I call insurance and say "hey, remember I told you I thought I was gonna get dicked around?  Yeah, I am... please handle posthaste".

GAH.
Bring on de wine and de kitties!
2014-04-12 04:54:09 PM  
1 votes:

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Hey, that's my Ripley first day we got her!
Then
farm6.staticflickr.com
Now.
farm3.staticflickr.com
Thanks, DLC
2014-04-12 04:41:27 PM  
1 votes:

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: [img.fark.net image 640x532]


Who would let their cat get that close to a snake that could kill it? WTF?
2014-04-12 04:08:40 PM  
1 votes:
I'll give you two guesses where the birds are...

farm4.staticflickr.com

And again in this picture...

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We have one pair of mourning doves (maybe two) building a nest under the eaves between the condo units, the kitties will have kitchen window television all summer.
2014-04-12 04:08:30 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-12 04:03:09 PM  
1 votes:
The kitties checking out the fresh catnip leaves rubbed into the scratcher.

farm3.staticflickr.com
2014-04-12 03:18:26 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-12 03:17:24 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-12 01:32:55 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net


Pinky
2014-04-12 01:30:24 PM  
1 votes:
Lady Nibbler (with the black eyes and nose)img.fark.net
2014-04-12 01:18:06 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net

Happy Birthday maynerdkitty! Have lots of fun & cake & stuff.
2014-04-12 01:00:55 PM  
1 votes:
OlderGuy:
Slept late.. must have missed that.. did we get trolled heavy?

Naw. Nothing we couldn't handle.
It's just that the mods got to him before we were done with him.
He's probably sitting in a corner somewhere, waiting to sober up.
2014-04-12 12:51:58 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net

and one of Stormy with her babies.
2014-04-12 11:47:23 AM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-12 10:43:05 AM  
1 votes:

Well, r/l calls. Oil change has been put off too long; I'm too lazy to leave for work a half hour earlier Mon thru Fri to have it done, and I won a $50 GC to Walmart from work for helping out on inventory weekend a couple weeks ago. I'm off to the (not so) big city but will be back later this afternoon. Have fun, kids.


This awaits my return...
farm4.staticflickr.com
2014-04-12 10:30:49 AM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-12 10:24:54 AM  
1 votes:

Porous Horace: My neighbor has an un-fixed cat that has been in heat for the last week, so lots of cat-crying at all hours.
Not the first time and everytime this happens, he's not here - the cat has been left alone for about a week now and those of us in the building are stuck with the situation.

It's not the least bit amusing and also I think is cruelty to animals.

What can I do? Call the SPCA? Call the cops?


I would start with the building manager. He/she will have a better idea as to what further steps can be taken.
2014-04-12 10:11:27 AM  
1 votes:

reigning.cats.and.dogs: Need help / advice / commiseration...

Mollie, the most recent addition to my clowder, is a beautiful little girl with a very bad habit...  she pulls her lovely, soft fur out by the mouthful, leaving very not beautiful, weeping wounds....  I have her covered in a 'jacket' of sorts (sweatshirt sleeve with holes cut for legs - it ain't worthy of the runway, but it works - at least until she licks thru it.  (Yes - her obsession / compulsion is so strong she manages to lick thru a sweatshirt!)


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(Apologies for the over-sized pics but, my eyesight sux, and I am rather disinclined to figure out how to make 'em smaller...)

She is absolutely lovable, and even gives (real, arms around the neck type) hugs!   I ***know*** her issue is anxiety.  I just don't have the funds to diagnostically confirm this and then pay for treatment.  I may have a vet that will accept my diagnosis of OCD / anxiety.  Any suggestions for alternative treatments are greatly appreciated!  She, along with the rest of my clowder, (though, to their credit, they allow her to eat first) eat homemade gooshy food, supplemented with dry, urinary health formula (Theo has chronic UTI and eye issues, poor bastard baby-cat).  I put 'jackets' on her (made of sleeves of sweatshirts), which I spray with a pheromone-calming spray .  I try to supplement with Laxatone for the inevitable hairballs (she hates it, Fozzie loves it, and all the kitties let him groom them) and Rescue Remedy (again, she hates, Fozz loves).  Any suggestions (low cost...) to help the poor girl are heartily welcomed!


Many years ago I had a cat with an anxiety problem and the vet told me to try valerian. You can either grow it, cats love it like catnip, or get tablets / drops from a homeopath. I got the tablets from a homeopathic pharmacy and they worked a treat. Poor boy went from nervous wreck to zen master. If it works for your cat it's a cheap fix.
2014-04-12 10:04:35 AM  
1 votes:
And...now I need to get my day going. R/L is summoning me.

lh4.googleusercontent.com

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lh6.googleusercontent.com
2014-04-12 10:02:05 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-12 09:54:03 AM  
1 votes:
Lil Drac!!!

lh5.googleusercontent.com
2014-04-12 09:47:51 AM  
1 votes:
lh5.googleusercontent.com
/thanks OlderGuy!
2014-04-12 09:13:11 AM  
1 votes:

spinach gunk: [img.Butter Side Up]



Hahaha. Thanks SG! How is Buddy doing?

i384.photobucket.com


/Butter Bunny Foo Foo says Happy Easter.
2014-04-12 08:49:17 AM  
1 votes:
somewhat recent shot of Buster in one of his fav sleeping positions... SuperKitty...
http://i204.photobucket.com
2014-04-12 08:14:57 AM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net

Long time lurker, first time poster. Meet Barney, from a local feed store. He would only accept skritches if attached to my shoulder.
2014-04-12 07:30:40 AM  
1 votes:
i236.photobucket.com
2014-04-12 07:01:34 AM  
1 votes:
I knew after I posted that one pic there had to be something like this:
ecx.images-amazon.com

We all need one of those. :-)
2014-04-12 06:59:01 AM  
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2014-04-12 05:51:58 AM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-11 11:48:51 PM  
1 votes:
lh5.googleusercontent.com
2014-04-11 11:45:54 PM  
1 votes:
Hey QJ...I do now. Thanks!

i384.photobucket.com

/sorry so big...
2014-04-11 11:41:28 PM  
1 votes:
Racer is a copycat...or is that other cat a copycat???

lh4.googleusercontent.com i384.photobucket.com
2014-04-11 11:40:21 PM  
1 votes:
Time for me to hit the hay.Sleep well my friends. Always believe that tomorrow will be a better day.
2014-04-11 11:36:17 PM  
1 votes:
lh3.googleusercontent.com
2014-04-11 11:31:23 PM  
1 votes:
lh5.googleusercontent.com
2014-04-11 11:20:03 PM  
1 votes:
some new pics of the now departed currently last lot...
Bella the momma...
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She was such a sweetie the last couple of days as the hormones drained away... She's going to be a lovely companion.

Boots, the lone girl... of all our fosters she is the only one I'd call a lap cat, a very special girl...
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shush, I'm on a mission, just now.

Toby, a cutie...
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and super playful.

And Flynn, the other boy...
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note the paw, claws out.  This little guy is a big time climber. Every time I'd be in changing litter, he'd jump on and climb my back until he was on my shoulder, then he'd settle in, like a parrot. lol
2014-04-11 10:52:03 PM  
1 votes:

sno man: RWDA, many have said it so much better than I'm about to but you're a good human, Moo knew that enough to find you. And I'm not going to finish that thought, 'cause there is a lot of cat hair flying around here, getting in my eyes, cat hair of cats off to be adopted, that I'm missing, a lot more than I should be.


the flying hair, and the tears it produces, are simply a sign of our love for our animals..there is no finer gift, than the gift of self. Applies to hoomans and to our critters. And you are correct. Moo knew who to come to for help. Even if it was to cross the bridge. It says a great deal about RWDA, that she was the one who Moo trusted to make the tough decisions. Oh, to be the one who is trusted to cross another over. It is a gift, and a great sorrow.
2014-04-11 10:49:43 PM  
1 votes:

John Buck 41: I love Caturday and you people. With all the snark, negativity and hatefulness elsewhere on Fark this is like a beautiful island in the midst of a raging sea.
[farm3.staticflickr.com image 500x354]


Agreed. The "raging sea" being the rest of the world.

I really enjoy to hear from the Caturday folks. I am going to try to be more involved.
2014-04-11 10:42:59 PM  
1 votes:

johnson442: Latest about Spouse's broken arm: It turns out to be a "comminuted fracture", (i.e. broken into several pieces), mid-shaft Humerus. Her arm is being held together with a fibreglass splint, several elastic bandages, and a large "swathe strap" holding her arm close in to her body. No cast, as such. She does comment about feeling it 'click' if she moves her arm too much, but otherwise is in good shape. All things considered.

(/brag on)
I knew she would need help getting around for the short term, until her arm was pinned or whatever. SHE insisted that she would be fine while I was at work. Uh-huh. Right. Needed help dressing, un-dressing, and various things one would scarcely not hardly ask a friend to help with, can't drive, etc. Heck, I was even helping the X-ray tech holding and positioning her arm for the pics!

I was right. I knew what I was talking about. This ain't my first Rodeo!
(/brag off)

Well, good news about Spouse's broken arm: Went to the Orthopedic Surgeon today (Friday? 6 DAYS after it broke???), to find out if it needed to be pinned/plated/screwed or what. He decided that it was holding together well enough with the replacement splint(actually affects the broken area) that surgery would not be necessary. Which is good news finance-wise, but she won't be able to move it around for weeks like she would had it been pinned solid.
At any rate, she seems to be in good enough shape after the first week that she can manage on her own at home without assistance, so I called in to work and put myself back on the roster for the next assignment that comes in (Temp. construction).
So, all in all, things are going well!

well, I am glad she is able to do for herself. Just do not let her over do. It will affect the healing process. Tell her I said, bask in the attention..ask for icecream, chocolate and wine/ booze of your choice. It is only fair that you get something out of this mess!
2014-04-11 10:38:27 PM  
1 votes:
Well, Eli is still out, I kinda hate to call him in on such a nice night.

On the way to school I had to break for three different squirrel younglings in the road..didn't you listen to your Momma?
2014-04-11 10:16:46 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-11 09:49:29 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-04-11 09:47:59 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-04-11 09:43:27 PM  
1 votes:
farm8.staticflickr.com">
2014-04-11 09:28:24 PM  
1 votes:
imageshack.com

Selfies? Kitty haz 'em!
2014-04-11 09:26:17 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-04-11 08:34:50 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-04-11 08:28:19 PM  
1 votes:
www.smugmug.com
2014-04-11 07:17:31 PM  
1 votes:
grmmmie.smugmug.com
2014-04-11 05:00:11 PM  
1 votes:
This is the photo I entered last time

crankyandi.smugmug.com

Didn't win.  Really??

this is what I will enter next ....I DARE them to not laugh and think this is cute

crankyandi.smugmug.com

or this one

crankyandi.smugmug.com
2014-04-11 04:25:33 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-11 03:58:26 PM  
1 votes:
Sweet Bodacious says hello!

img.fark.net
2014-04-11 03:50:56 PM  
1 votes:
This is Merle, a.k.a. The Lobe Stalker.   He is about to latch on to the right earlobe.....

img.fark.net
2014-04-11 02:29:40 PM  
1 votes:
imageshack.com

This is me being ignored by Flower... it worked but only so much...
HI EVERYBUDDY!!
2014-04-11 01:59:31 PM  
1 votes:

John Buck 41: lilyspad: John Buck 41: lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 360x640]

Bourbon? Beef Jerky? Bond? Black cat? Are you trying to illustrate the perfect evening?

Happy manly Easter basket!!!! :D

The only things missing? (staying with the 'B' theme) Big Bewbs!


Will these do?
img.fark.net
2014-04-11 12:01:53 PM  
1 votes:
Noobie hopes everybody has a GREAT CATURDAY!!

img.fark.net
2014-04-11 11:48:52 AM  
1 votes:
Im always telling people that Buttercup is a behemoth...  Here's a good one for scale - sitting in a case of soda package.
http://i204.photobucket.com
2014-04-11 11:47:21 AM  
1 votes:
I call this "OH! I see Spring!"  decent view of his stubby amputated tail too!
http://i204.photobucket.com
2014-04-11 10:13:39 AM  
1 votes:

i415.photobucket.com


Oh, hai everbuddy! I had to take a short break from trying to pack up my entire life, since I just got blindsided by a couple of things - which of course, I need to share with the only people who could possibly understand how miserable I feel right now...

Let me preface this by explaining that I have a thing for small wooden decorative boxes - I have no idea where I got this one, or what it originally contained - but when I opened it, it was like an arrow to my heart.

i415.photobucket.com


Yes, I DID used  to keep the white boy's whiskers when he lost them (don't ask me why, I don't know) and that is the fang he lost a couple of years ago ....  what ripped my heart out was the "Reflections" thing on the lid of the box, considering what it contained.

Then I found this: (yes kids, that IS a Polaroid pic, feel free to vacate my lawn at any time) and it was right next to this bookmark...

i415.photobucket.com


I was gonna post one more pic here that I had in mind, but I have too much to do to go looking for it, so I will call on Caturday (well, one of you at least, you know who you are) to do it for me.

/ insert (IWANTMYDRAGONBACK.pic)
2014-04-11 09:52:41 AM  
1 votes:
<img src="img.fark.net

This is my goofy boy, Pugsly.
2014-04-11 07:29:19 AM  
1 votes:
Good morning, Caturday folk! I hate to start the day out this way, but for those who were following Moo Kitty Sissy Doodles the best feral Lawn Warrior to ever sanctify my hand with her claws, she has sadly charged the Rainbow Bridge. Her coronavirus test came back positive, she was sliding very quickly and exhibiting neurological symptoms, so Wednesday was spent getting lots of love, being told stories and lots of chicken baby food before we helped her across just before 7 pm.

We gave it our best shot, but with acute FIP, there's really nothing you can do. Many cats survive coronavirus, but there are always those unlucky few whose illness take the course Moo's did, and in those cases it is 100% fatal. My mom and I are both devastated - I was SO CLOSE to having her socialized enough to get to the vet for Felv/FIV tests. shots, etc and then just having a ticked off cat in my house for a while! - and my mom is frantic about the other cats that roam the neighborhood, but I'm going to focus on the positive. I'm remembering the happiest day of Moo's life and it wasn't spent being hand fed baby food on the bed I made for her on my bathroom floor. That was terrible, though she was purring. The happiest day of her life was in the back yard, killing invisible fairy dragons. There must have been a whole swarm of them, because she was busy at that for a while. She won, of course. :-)

So, just like every other death I've been through, let's not be sad (though I am) and dwell on loss, let's celebrate the good things we do have and just post pictures of cats.

Thanks everyone for your help and support. I really can't thank you all enough.

/I might be a bit scarce, but I'll be around
2014-04-11 04:48:54 AM  
1 votes:
Since I'm getting in on this TF thing I decided to finally share my kitten with all of you. (She's much older now)  img.fark.netimg.fark.net
We named her Phantom, if she were a boy it would've been Harvey.
2014-04-11 01:16:08 AM  
1 votes:
farm9.staticflickr.com
2014-04-11 01:03:24 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
The only part of TotalFark I missed was early caturday. Happy thursday/friday everybody. Abby says hi... :)
2014-04-10 11:36:10 PM  
1 votes:
I don't know how Buddy found this comfortable, but he slept like that for nearly half an hour.

img.fark.net

Understandably had a good sneezing fit upon waking, lol.

He's had not a bad week, but yesterday and today have been all barf & sleep, barf & sleep.  Poor lil fella.  We're giving him super deluxe snuggles and lots of patient lovin'.  Hopefully he'll feel better soon.
2014-04-10 11:32:39 PM  
1 votes:
Okay update time...
For those that missed the way late update last week, I'm flying solo for a couple of weeks with sno woman in Europe hunting down her family tree.  There is a ton of other stuff, taking up way too much of my time, I won't bore you all with, but the current charges have had their various snips on Monday and have been recouping here, before going back tomorrow for adoption.  The momma cat, Bella, has been a bit of a handful, compared to the other mommas we've fostered.  She is wee, and young, less than 2 for sure, probably way closer to 1, and even though still nursing, was in heat last week (!) crazy. And kinda aggressive with the resident cats. We've had to keep the house divided with this lot, which was mostly working until Bella figured out the door handle...  anyway, her kittens are great, the girl, Boots, is going to be a lovely companion cat to someone looking for a lap cat. And the boys, Flynn and Toby, are still boys, tumble buddies, and scrappy, will be fine cats themselves.  Bella, fixed, as the hormone soup thins out, is settling in to be a lovely cat too. and in spite of being basically a black cat, is wee, and young and cute enough she will adopt out fairly quick too...

And some pics...

Boots...
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Toby...
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Flynn...
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and Bella...
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2014-04-10 11:04:55 PM  
1 votes:

quantum_jellyroll: [reneau.smugmug.com image 603x600]



That's not a porcupine....that's a hedgehog.

/Sorry for being an animal nerd.
//Still a classic joke.
///But the version I use involves Porshes.
2014-04-10 09:55:19 PM  
1 votes:
I'm not sure how long my cat Buddy was living on the streets before I adopted him.  Here is the little dude stealing some of my beer:

i22.photobucket.com
2014-04-10 08:41:49 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-10 08:12:20 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-10 07:54:15 PM  
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Sophia says HI
2014-04-10 07:53:43 PM  
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James72: [i.imgur.com image 250x216]
Happy Caturday everyone!


Daaaaaaw!

So cute :-)
 
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