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2020-08-23 4:52:27 PM  

lilyleftthevalley: Mitch Taylor's Bro: I would've liked to have gotten you some gushy fud, but Amazon is sold out and 3rd-party suppliers wouldn't fulfill the gift order. But hopefully the stuff in the order will help you out a bit. Thank you for caring for so many fur kids!

I just checked with customer service with Chewy.com, and they offer both gift cards as well as being able to add another contact information in one's account for gifting purposes.  If someone isn't comfortable giving out their street addy, the gift card info can be emailed to them to use themselves.


Thanks for the info, lily - they have some cool stuff on that site, think I'll make an account
 
2020-08-23 4:55:49 PM  

lilyleftthevalley: Mitch Taylor's Bro: I would've liked to have gotten you some gushy fud, but Amazon is sold out and 3rd-party suppliers wouldn't fulfill the gift order. But hopefully the stuff in the order will help you out a bit. Thank you for caring for so many fur kids!

I just checked with customer service with Chewy.com, and they offer both gift cards as well as being able to add another contact information in one's account for gifting purposes.  If someone isn't comfortable giving out their street addy, the gift card info can be emailed to them to use themselves.


Hmm, I don't know why I didn't think of this last night (okay, I was tired), but I was able to buy it directly from Amazon (not 3rd party), for less $$$ and it will arrive Tuesday!!!

When I clicked the "See all buying options" button last night, it went to the 3rd party sellers. But this time I clicked on the product description, "Purina Friskies Canned Wet Cat Food 40 ct. Variety Packs", and they had it in stock for the list price.

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2020-08-23 4:58:44 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Riche: [Fark user image 700x368]
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Greetings all!

Between deep cleaning the house, minor panic attacks and various other hijinks going on I haven't taken the time yet to go through the Caturday thread yet. I look forward to doing that tonight or tomorrow.

Thank you all so much for helping us out! I'm at a loss for words on how grateful I feel.

=================

It appears Maggie has wondered out the cat door for the final time to go to the rainbow bridge. It's been several days and she wasn't feeling well at all. I much prefer being with my furry kids when their time has come but I respect Maggie's decision to find a shady spot somewhere in the trees not far away. She had a long happy life.

Here's a picture of Maggie with Timid Goddess from just over ten years ago:
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I'm sorry about Maggie. Hugs to you and Timid Goddess!


I think it was eighteen years ago that Riche and someone else stopped when they saw an accident.  The mother didn't make it, but there were two tiny kittens.  The other driver took one.  Riche came home with a tiny tortie kitten.  I was reaching for her before he finished his running joke of "Can we keep her?".

She lived on my computer desk when I was awake and home.  Not quite old enough to be weaned, I fed her KMR on a disposable plate, then transitioned to KMR Step 2, before weaning her onto dry food.  I tentatively named her Willow, but Riche told me that she said her name was Maggie.  She was sort of litter box trained from the first day she got here.  I knew that if she went to a certain spot on my computer desk while I was playing EverQuest, she needed to "go".  I would scoop her up, deposit her in the litter box and sure enough, she would go every time.  When she finished, I would lift her up and plunk her back on the desk.

She was one of our hunters.  No mouse was safe from her.  She found and brought other animals inside alive more often than not.  A live mole, an infant squirrel she found in a nest, garter snakes, birds.  I think the largest she managed was either a starling or a grackle.  Round up the cats, close doors, shoo the bird outside.  Or pick up the snake and take it outside.  The live mole?  Cover with a washcloth and wrap it up long enough to dump it into a shoebox and outside it went.  The live infant squirrel sounded like an air raid siren when she brought it in.  Not knowing where the nest was, that one went to a nearby wildlife rehab center.  As did any live bird that I could catch.

She loved being on or near me.  Especially when I wasn't feeling well or when I was pregnant.  Goodbye, Maggie.

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2020-08-23 5:01:37 PM  

Djelibeybi: lilyleftthevalley: Mitch Taylor's Bro: I would've liked to have gotten you some gushy fud, but Amazon is sold out and 3rd-party suppliers wouldn't fulfill the gift order. But hopefully the stuff in the order will help you out a bit. Thank you for caring for so many fur kids!

I just checked with customer service with Chewy.com, and they offer both gift cards as well as being able to add another contact information in one's account for gifting purposes.  If someone isn't comfortable giving out their street addy, the gift card info can be emailed to them to use themselves.

Thanks for the info, lily - they have some cool stuff on that site, think I'll make an account


Chewy.com was very nice to a friend of mine when her doggo went to the bridge. She had just received a monthly shipment of dog food for him and when she asked about returning it, they not only said, "keep it, it's on us," but they sent her a bouquet and a card!

They were acquired by PetSmart a few years ago, but customer service like that is worth supporting, IMO.
 
2020-08-23 5:04:53 PM  
RWDA!I scored a bottle of organic sea salt and seaweed the other day. $2.30. I am going to try it on the spuds I am cooking tonight to go with the pork roast. Any other suggestions? I tasted it, and it reminds me of Japenese Shiso.
 
2020-08-23 5:06:41 PM  

Riche: [Fark user image 700x368]
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Greetings all!

Between deep cleaning the house, minor panic attacks and various other hijinks going on I haven't taken the time yet to go through the Caturday thread yet. I look forward to doing that tonight or tomorrow.

Thank you all so much for helping us out! I'm at a loss for words on how grateful I feel.

=================

It appears Maggie has wondered out the cat door for the final time to go to the rainbow bridge. It's been several days and she wasn't feeling well at all. I much prefer being with my furry kids when their time has come but I respect Maggie's decision to find a shady spot somewhere in the trees not far away. She had a long happy life.

Here's a picture of Maggie with Timid Goddess from just over ten years ago:
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Oh so sorry....
 
2020-08-23 5:07:40 PM  

Djelibeybi: random guess: Mudd's woman: almostsane:

Magnesium, which most folks are at least somewhat deficient in, helps with quality sleep.  I've been using CALM by Natural Vitality.  It's a powder you sprinkle into hot water & when it's done fizzing you can add cool water or not & drink it warm.  It's absorbed into your system quickly so take it an 30-60 minutes before bed & you should notice a difference. It comes in single serve packets as well as larger quantities so you can try it without a major commitment.

Obviously you can also get magnesium supplements in tablet & capsule form as well. And plenty of foods are high in magnesium: almonds come to mind.  I hope that you're able to get sleep soon!

This might be a good try for tigerose for sure?
I've been taking CALM for years LOL.  But I have been taking it in the morning.
It's part of my morning cocktail of various powders to help with my, er...digestive issues.
Even with all the stuff I take, I still deal with this um, tendency. Yeah, I'm donating my body to science. Or at the very least my G.I. tract.

I think I could break some records regarding how many things DON'T impact my guts. And this is coming from someone who essentially drinks her weight in water every day, exercises, and eats ridiculously healthy.
Even my gastroenterologist that I was seeing for a while was impressed. So to speak.
I don't know if taking the Calm at night would make a difference vis-a-vis keeping me asleep throughout the night...
I like that the Calm has the stevia-sweetened version. Just wish it were a bit less costly, considering I go through it relatively quickly.

TMI, sorry.

Magnesium does indeed help sleep, it's fabulous! It also helps with certain bowel conditions, mostly "slow" bowels. However, it is not an option for those of us with um, er, ah.. rapid exit strategies.

Heh, I have the same magnesium supplement almostsaneand Mudd's woman has and...yeah. I tried a smaller dose before bed, but no dice. The full dose acts as a laxa ...


Magnesium can also mess with your blood pressure. And since I am on meds for that..and yeah..no need to open the flood gates..Darmack with the gates open wide..or something..
 
2020-08-23 5:08:38 PM  

Timid Goddess: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Riche: [Fark user image 700x368]
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Greetings all!

Between deep cleaning the house, minor panic attacks and various other hijinks going on I haven't taken the time yet to go through the Caturday thread yet. I look forward to doing that tonight or tomorrow.

Thank you all so much for helping us out! I'm at a loss for words on how grateful I feel.

=================

It appears Maggie has wondered out the cat door for the final time to go to the rainbow bridge. It's been several days and she wasn't feeling well at all. I much prefer being with my furry kids when their time has come but I respect Maggie's decision to find a shady spot somewhere in the trees not far away. She had a long happy life.

Here's a picture of Maggie with Timid Goddess from just over ten years ago:
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I'm sorry about Maggie. Hugs to you and Timid Goddess!

I think it was eighteen years ago that Riche and someone else stopped when they saw an accident.  The mother didn't make it, but there were two tiny kittens.  The other driver took one.  Riche came home with a tiny tortie kitten.  I was reaching for her before he finished his running joke of "Can we keep her?".

She lived on my computer desk when I was awake and home.  Not quite old enough to be weaned, I fed her KMR on a disposable plate, then transitioned to KMR Step 2, before weaning her onto dry food.  I tentatively named her Willow, but Riche told me that she said her name was Maggie.  She was sort of litter box trained from the first day she got here.  I knew that if she went to a certain spot on my computer desk while I was playing EverQuest, she needed to "go".  I would scoop her up, deposit her in the litter box and sure enough, she would go every time.  When she finished, I would lift her up and plunk her back on the desk.

She was one of our hunters.  No mouse was safe from her.  She found and brought other animals inside alive more often than not.  A live mole, an infant s ...


What a wonderful cat. I'm sorry for your loss, especially when there's so much going on. It almost sounds like wanted to spare you another shock.
 
2020-08-23 5:09:59 PM  

tigerose: maxheck: What are the two points of Boog journey? I'm trying to plan here! :)

I am taking a chance here, and answering before I cuott...Boogers/MinWee is in Indianapolis. He needs to go to Montana. The budget does include a round trip ticket, on the cheapest airline we can find. Fares are super low right now.


Brobug can't take him yet. He will have to finish moving first. My best friend is talking about moving here soon, and is afraid to adopt a cat and change that much right away. Sorry. It was an idea. Just didn't pan out. I can chip in on expenses, though.
 
2020-08-23 5:12:25 PM  
Ugh - the hubby has to go in to work every day next week. Does anybody have a spare HazMat suit they no longer need?

Also, how do I convince him he can survive 3-4 hours without coffee? I would feel better if he would at least seal the gaps around his masks....  He's a stubborn mule when he wants to be.
 
2020-08-23 5:17:23 PM  

Djelibeybi: lilyleftthevalley: Mitch Taylor's Bro: I would've liked to have gotten you some gushy fud, but Amazon is sold out and 3rd-party suppliers wouldn't fulfill the gift order. But hopefully the stuff in the order will help you out a bit. Thank you for caring for so many fur kids!

I just checked with customer service with Chewy.com, and they offer both gift cards as well as being able to add another contact information in one's account for gifting purposes.  If someone isn't comfortable giving out their street addy, the gift card info can be emailed to them to use themselves.

Thanks for the info, lily - they have some cool stuff on that site, think I'll make an account


You're welcome.  PetSmart bought them in 2017, and I find that hilarious because I can only get the corn/wheat mix sWheat litter from the PetSmart store still, but not the Chewy site which only offers the straight wheat ingredient one.  We were wondering if our nearest store is part of the test market for the newer corn/wheat mix.

Also, if you do shop at the physical PetSmart, they will match the Chewy site prices when Chewy is lower.
 
2020-08-23 5:21:56 PM  

lilyleftthevalley: Djelibeybi: lilyleftthevalley: Mitch Taylor's Bro: I would've liked to have gotten you some gushy fud, but Amazon is sold out and 3rd-party suppliers wouldn't fulfill the gift order. But hopefully the stuff in the order will help you out a bit. Thank you for caring for so many fur kids!

I just checked with customer service with Chewy.com, and they offer both gift cards as well as being able to add another contact information in one's account for gifting purposes.  If someone isn't comfortable giving out their street addy, the gift card info can be emailed to them to use themselves.

Thanks for the info, lily - they have some cool stuff on that site, think I'll make an account

You're welcome.  PetSmart bought them in 2017, and I find that hilarious because I can only get the corn/wheat mix sWheat litter from the PetSmart store still, but not the Chewy site which only offers the straight wheat ingredient one.  We were wondering if our nearest store is part of the test market for the newer corn/wheat mix.

Also, if you do shop at the physical PetSmart, they will match the Chewy site prices when Chewy is lower.


Unfortunately, we have nothing like that here. We're at best a 1 1/2 hour drive to Lancaster which has real stores, and a couple hours one-way from Bakersfield - yee haw! We do a lot of online shopping.
 
2020-08-23 5:22:45 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Djelibeybi: lilyleftthevalley: Mitch Taylor's Bro: I would've liked to have gotten you some gushy fud, but Amazon is sold out and 3rd-party suppliers wouldn't fulfill the gift order. But hopefully the stuff in the order will help you out a bit. Thank you for caring for so many fur kids!

I just checked with customer service with Chewy.com, and they offer both gift cards as well as being able to add another contact information in one's account for gifting purposes.  If someone isn't comfortable giving out their street addy, the gift card info can be emailed to them to use themselves.

Thanks for the info, lily - they have some cool stuff on that site, think I'll make an account

Chewy.com was very nice to a friend of mine when her doggo went to the bridge. She had just received a monthly shipment of dog food for him and when she asked about returning it, they not only said, "keep it, it's on us," but they sent her a bouquet and a card!

They were acquired by PetSmart a few years ago, but customer service like that is worth supporting, IMO.


*shakes tiny fist at self for not checking to see if someone else mentioned the acquisition first*

I want to say we got a Christmas card from them last year.  I'd have to check my card box.

We also had a misorder once, and they told us, "Keep it or donate it".
 
2020-08-23 5:23:08 PM  

Timid Goddess: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Riche: [Fark user image 700x368]
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Greetings all!

Between deep cleaning the house, minor panic attacks and various other hijinks going on I haven't taken the time yet to go through the Caturday thread yet. I look forward to doing that tonight or tomorrow.

Thank you all so much for helping us out! I'm at a loss for words on how grateful I feel.

=================

It appears Maggie has wondered out the cat door for the final time to go to the rainbow bridge. It's been several days and she wasn't feeling well at all. I much prefer being with my furry kids when their time has come but I respect Maggie's decision to find a shady spot somewhere in the trees not far away. She had a long happy life.

Here's a picture of Maggie with Timid Goddess from just over ten years ago:
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I'm sorry about Maggie. Hugs to you and Timid Goddess!

I think it was eighteen years ago that Riche and someone else stopped when they saw an accident.  The mother didn't make it, but there were two tiny kittens.  The other driver took one.  Riche came home with a tiny tortie kitten.  I was reaching for her before he finished his running joke of "Can we keep her?".

She lived on my computer desk when I was awake and home.  Not quite old enough to be weaned, I fed her KMR on a disposable plate, then transitioned to KMR Step 2, before weaning her onto dry food.  I tentatively named her Willow, but Riche told me that she said her name was Maggie.  She was sort of litter box trained from the first day she got here.  I knew that if she went to a certain spot on my computer desk while I was playing EverQuest, she needed to "go".  I would scoop her up, deposit her in the litter box and sure enough, she would go every time.  When she finished, I would lift her up and plunk her back on the desk.

She was one of our hunters.  No mouse was safe from her.  She found and brought other animals inside alive more often than not.  A live mole, an infant s ...


I am so glad you have good memories of her. that said have you contacted the shelters? Failing that, gone on a search for her remains? I doubt she went far, if she was looking for a safe and comfy place to pass. It might ease your heart, and you childs heart to know where Maggie decided to pass onward.
 
2020-08-23 5:27:29 PM  
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2020-08-23 5:30:51 PM  
Well I spoke too soon. I went out to run errands and when I got home the dove had come back. I think I've been adopted. As tame as this bird is it might have been a pet that escaped or was released. Not sure what to do here.
 
2020-08-23 5:38:03 PM  

groppet: Happy foggy morning!
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There were a ton of deer today and I gave them a wide berth because I didn't want to end up like the lady in SD that got pants and knocked out by a bison.
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It was a good walk and the driving range was real packed with people this morning.


For anyone that doesn't know, the first deer pic of the three with the little deer...it's standing next to milkweed.  That made me think of saying here, "If you want to help Monarch butterflies and have a yard, plant some local milkweed!"  Because the adults can be fed from any number of pollinator plants, but the baby cats can only eat milkweed.  (Later instar cats technically can eat a few types of soft fruits in a pinch when a Guardian runs short on leaves, but they don't naturally look for such if they are in the wild.)

If you plant any from seed, plant them in fall or throw them in the freezer for a few weeks before planting in spring because they need cold stratification to germinate properly.  The plants are fairly hardy on their own unless there's a drought when they could use some watering help.

They will spread underground as well as from seed.  So if you only want a small patch, just pull whichever new plants grow up outside that patch and toss them in the compost.

You can also detach the seed pods to help keep spread down.  If you want to save them for yourself or to share, wait til the pods brown before detaching them, and there's tips on Youtube for how to do so in the easiest way to not deal with the fluff end that helps them travel in wind. If they start to crack before browning, just put a rubber band around them to keep the fluff from sneaking out before you're ready to harvest the seeds.
 
2020-08-23 5:40:42 PM  
After a tremendous battle I have successfully mounted the patio camera in a proper spot and not just stickied to the inside of the patio window:
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There are two cats in this still.
 
2020-08-23 5:42:48 PM  
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2020-08-23 5:43:10 PM  

Satampra Zeiros: After a tremendous battle I have successfully mounted the patio camera in a proper spot and not just stickied to the inside of the patio window:
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There are two cats in this still.


I see them!
 
2020-08-23 5:44:45 PM  

Djelibeybi: bobug: Otera: bobug: Yeah, my best friend is also considering. Both are in love with Mo and her chin, and are now looking for kitty katties. Both are in Cincy.

How are you so farking magic, bobug??

I am the Highlander! Yes, now you know! There can be only one.

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We are not amused. *sharpens sword*


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2020-08-23 5:47:40 PM  

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My MiL gave us a doormat that says the same thing except plural for cat.  =)
 
2020-08-23 5:50:05 PM  

Timid Goddess: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Riche: [Fark user image 700x368]
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Greetings all!

Between deep cleaning the house, minor panic attacks and various other hijinks going on I haven't taken the time yet to go through the Caturday thread yet. I look forward to doing that tonight or tomorrow.

Thank you all so much for helping us out! I'm at a loss for words on how grateful I feel.

=================

It appears Maggie has wondered out the cat door for the final time to go to the rainbow bridge. It's been several days and she wasn't feeling well at all. I much prefer being with my furry kids when their time has come but I respect Maggie's decision to find a shady spot somewhere in the trees not far away. She had a long happy life.

Here's a picture of Maggie with Timid Goddess from just over ten years ago:
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I'm sorry about Maggie. Hugs to you and Timid Goddess!

I think it was eighteen years ago that Riche and someone else stopped when they saw an accident.  The mother didn't make it, but there were two tiny kittens.  The other driver took one.  Riche came home with a tiny tortie kitten.  I was reaching for her before he finished his running joke of "Can we keep her?".

She lived on my computer desk when I was awake and home.  Not quite old enough to be weaned, I fed her KMR on a disposable plate, then transitioned to KMR Step 2, before weaning her onto dry food.  I tentatively named her Willow, but Riche told me that she said her name was Maggie.  She was sort of litter box trained from the first day she got here.  I knew that if she went to a certain spot on my computer desk while I was playing EverQuest, she needed to "go".  I would scoop her up, deposit her in the litter box and sure enough, she would go every time.  When she finished, I would lift her up and plunk her back on the desk.

She was one of our hunters.  No mouse was safe from her.  She found and brought other animals inside alive more often than not.  A live mole, an infant squirrel she found in a nest, garter snakes, birds.  I think the largest she managed was either a starling or a grackle.  Round up the cats, close doors, shoo the bird outside.  Or pick up the snake and take it outside.  The live mole?  Cover with a washcloth and wrap it up long enough to dump it into a shoebox and outside it went.  The live infant squirrel sounded like an air raid siren when she brought it in.  Not knowing where the nest was, that one went to a nearby wildlife rehab center.  As did any live bird that I could catch.

She loved being on or near me.  Especially when I wasn't feeling well or when I was pregnant.  Goodbye, Maggie.

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I am so sorry sweetie, I know Maggie had a wonderful life with your family. She was such a lucky girl to have you as her family. (((((((HUGS))))))
 
2020-08-23 6:26:56 PM  

Mudd's woman: Fark that Pixel:

Stevia might be OK, but I don't like licorice and that's all I can taste with anything that has Stevia in it, darn

Huh. I have not heard that before.
Sorry that taste intrudes on you with stevia!


yeah, not my choice. :-)
 
2020-08-23 6:31:12 PM  
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2020-08-23 6:53:55 PM  
Saw Sally Cat today.

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2020-08-23 6:55:12 PM  

random guess: Apotheosis27
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=( Even when I try to zoom the image up, I can't read all the words.
 
2020-08-23 6:55:20 PM  
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2020-08-23 6:57:19 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: random guess: Apotheosis27
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Oh man, I was just going to post that today is Primo's six-month anniversary. He went to the bridge on 2/23/20, before all this pandemic stuff got out of control. I have gotten to the point where I still miss him terribly, but rarely tear up. I couldn't read that poem, so I found a bigger version...and now I need a tissue.

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RIP, my lovable little rascal!


Thank you for this pic of the poem, I can read it just fine.
 
2020-08-23 7:04:32 PM  
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2020-08-23 7:13:16 PM  
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Dexter had a good day with his first boat ride. I might see him tomorrow for my birthday and them filthy hoomans of his tomorrow for my birthday. So it'll be some socially distance fun for all
 
2020-08-23 7:16:39 PM  
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2020-08-23 7:20:57 PM  
The dove was napping in the bowl of birdseed we put out earlier. Right now it's huddled up next to the house near the hose napping. It's eating and drinking and apparently it can fly. More an more I'm thinking it's someone's pet bird that got out. I may have to call animal rescue tomorrow.
 
2020-08-23 7:28:03 PM  

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This IS funny but I encourage people to actually place kitty boxes & food dishes far apart.
 
2020-08-23 7:32:11 PM  

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Dexter had a good day with his first boat ride. I might see him tomorrow for my birthday and them filthy hoomans of his tomorrow for my birthday. So it'll be some socially distance fun for all


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Happy Birthday Groppet a day early!
 
2020-08-23 7:37:47 PM  
groppet:
Happy Birthday Groppet a day early!

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2020-08-23 7:43:02 PM  

Riche: It appears Maggie has wondered out the cat door for the final time to go to the rainbow bridge. It's been several days and she wasn't feeling well at all. I much prefer being with my furry kids when their time has come but I respect Maggie's decision to find a shady spot somewhere in the trees not far away. She had a long happy life.


I'm very sorry!
 
2020-08-23 7:47:54 PM  

MechaPyx: The dove was napping in the bowl of birdseed we put out earlier. Right now it's huddled up next to the house near the hose napping. It's eating and drinking and apparently it can fly. More an more I'm thinking it's someone's pet bird that got out. I may have to call animal rescue tomorrow.


I would do that whether or not you think its someones pet. Obviously too familiar with peeps..it's gonna need some special care.
 
2020-08-23 7:55:47 PM  

Mudd's woman: The Ice Queen:

Is that a requirement yet? I thought when I was at the BMV recently they said it was pushed back to 2021 due to the whole COVID thingie. Then again, this was Ohio so maybe it differs by state. That and I didn't get the special one so I didn't really pay attention. I have to have Fed security clearance for my job so have a Fed badge (to take care of the Fed building aspect) and I'm a chicken shiat and am scared to fly so figured I didn't have to worry about that part.

I've been kind of confused about all this.
Seems I read that it does differ from state to state, and I thought that Georgia, for example, says that if you have the gold star on your driver's license, you are all set.
?


To get the Gold Star version, you have to provide a lot more paperwork, especially if you're a woman (I know a lady who had to provide both her marriage certificate AND divorce decree due to name changes, in addition to everything else). We get the option here in OH, I'm guess you do too, as to whether you want the fancy schmancy license or a regular old license. Since I already have federal clearance and I don't fly, it wasn't worth the additional hassle for me. There is no difference in cost though, just generally pain in the assness.
 
2020-08-23 8:04:31 PM  
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2020-08-23 8:06:51 PM  

The Ice Queen: Mudd's woman: The Ice Queen:

Is that a requirement yet? I thought when I was at the BMV recently they said it was pushed back to 2021 due to the whole COVID thingie. Then again, this was Ohio so maybe it differs by state. That and I didn't get the special one so I didn't really pay attention. I have to have Fed security clearance for my job so have a Fed badge (to take care of the Fed building aspect) and I'm a chicken shiat and am scared to fly so figured I didn't have to worry about that part.

I've been kind of confused about all this.
Seems I read that it does differ from state to state, and I thought that Georgia, for example, says that if you have the gold star on your driver's license, you are all set.
?

To get the Gold Star version, you have to provide a lot more paperwork, especially if you're a woman (I know a lady who had to provide both her marriage certificate AND divorce decree due to name changes, in addition to everything else). We get the option here in OH, I'm guess you do too, as to whether you want the fancy schmancy license or a regular old license. Since I already have federal clearance and I don't fly, it wasn't worth the additional hassle for me. There is no difference in cost though, just generally pain in the assness.


you're lucky. Ga said they would not let me transfer my lic unless I did the gold star BS.
 
2020-08-23 8:09:41 PM  
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2020-08-23 8:10:55 PM  

Timid Goddess: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Riche: [Fark user image 700x368]
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Greetings all!

Between deep cleaning the house, minor panic attacks and various other hijinks going on I haven't taken the time yet to go through the Caturday thread yet. I look forward to doing that tonight or tomorrow.

Thank you all so much for helping us out! I'm at a loss for words on how grateful I feel.

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It appears Maggie has wondered out the cat door for the final time to go to the rainbow bridge. It's been several days and she wasn't feeling well at all. I much prefer being with my furry kids when their time has come but I respect Maggie's decision to find a shady spot somewhere in the trees not far away. She had a long happy life.

Here's a picture of Maggie with Timid Goddess from just over ten years ago:
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I'm sorry about Maggie. Hugs to you and Timid Goddess!

I think it was eighteen years ago that Riche and someone else stopped when they saw an accident.  The mother didn't make it, but there were two tiny kittens.  The other driver took one.  Riche came home with a tiny tortie kitten.  I was reaching for her before he finished his running joke of "Can we keep her?".

She lived on my computer desk when I was awake and home.  Not quite old enough to be weaned, I fed her KMR on a disposable plate, then transitioned to KMR Step 2, before weaning her onto dry food.  I tentatively named her Willow, but Riche told me that she said her name was Maggie.  She was sort of litter box trained from the first day she got here.  I knew that if she went to a certain spot on my computer desk while I was playing EverQuest, she needed to "go".  I would scoop her up, deposit her in the litter box and sure enough, she would go every time.  When she finished, I would lift her up and plunk her back on the desk.

She was one of our hunters.  No mouse was safe from her.  She found and brought other animals inside alive more often than not.  A live mole, an infant squirrel she found in a nest, garter snakes, birds.  I think the largest she managed was either a starling or a grackle.  Round up the cats, close doors, shoo the bird outside.  Or pick up the snake and take it outside.  The live mole?  Cover with a washcloth and wrap it up long enough to dump it into a shoebox and outside it went.  The live infant squirrel sounded like an air raid siren when she brought it in.  Not knowing where the nest was, that one went to a nearby wildlife rehab center.  As did any live bird that I could catch.

She loved being on or near me.  Especially when I wasn't feeling well or when I was pregnant.  Goodbye, Maggie.

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I'm so sorry (((((HUGS))))$
 
2020-08-23 8:15:56 PM  

paleryder69: Fark that Pixel: Stevia might be OK, but I don't like licorice and that's all I can taste with anything that has Stevia in it, darn

Stevia is weird. anything I eat that has it in it it tastes like a green leaf. cholorphil is what I taste...then again I have funny taste buds, cannot stand buttermilk or liver but love braunschwiger  go figure.

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Yum! Braunschweiger!!!
 
2020-08-23 8:18:14 PM  
Oh my, oh my.

Such a family this is.
Hint of a need.

The Caturday piranah
Are on it.

Mad scramble
To aid,

Such care.

Delight in the competition,
Who will step up?

Blink
And you are a follower.

So flippin grand.

Makes me feel
All the onions
And dust.

We are family,
Warts n all.

We share,
Laughter,
Sorrow,
Angst.

The loss
Of our dear ones.

We are safe here.
We understand,
Offer solice.

And thank you,
For trusting us
With your sorrow.

Shared,
It lessens.

We grieve with thee.
We know.

And then,
There are the pictures,
Inviting us into,

Hearth and Home.
So much love.
Captured in a moment.

It fills the heart.
Bouys the soul.

Connects us,
Over continents,
And time zones.

Spreading love,
Compassion,
Advice.

We are Caturday.

(C)tigerose 8/23/20
 
2020-08-23 8:20:43 PM  
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First time I've seen Louie on top of the cat tree once Hermie left 2 months ago tomorrow.  The top of the tree was Hermie's for his last few days.
 
2020-08-23 8:20:49 PM  
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2020-08-23 8:22:09 PM  

tigerose: Oh my, oh my.

Such a family this is.
Hint of a need.

The Caturday piranah
Are on it.

Mad scramble
To aid,

Such care.

Delight in the competition,
Who will step up?

Blink
And you are a follower.

So flippin grand.

Makes me feel
All the onions
And dust.

We are family,
Warts n all.

We share,
Laughter,
Sorrow,
Angst.

The loss
Of our dear ones.

We are safe here.
We understand,
Offer solice.

And thank you,
For trusting us
With your sorrow.

Shared,
It lessens.

We grieve with thee.
We know.

And then,
There are the pictures,
Inviting us into,

Hearth and Home.
So much love.
Captured in a moment.

It fills the heart.
Bouys the soul.

Connects us,
Over continents,
And time zones.

Spreading love,
Compassion,
Advice.

We are Caturday.

(C)tigerose 8/23/20


Wonderful!
 
2020-08-23 8:26:36 PM  

almostsane: lemurtx: Mudd's woman: Oddly for me, I have slept like crap the last few nights -- waking up constantly (more than usual) and essentially being awake since about 3 each night.

Now I feel like complete ARSE. I really seem to do poorly without a certain amount of sleep -- an amount that others might consider...much.

I can't help it. : - (

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(actually I NEVER need my alarm clock)

I feel your pain. My new doc prescribed trazodone for sleep and it's not working. I got a new bottle of melatonin and that didn't help, and the vistaril prescribed by old doc made me really sleepy the next day. I think I got maybe 3 hours of sleep, and finally gave up at 12:30 and got up early to get ready for work. 😩 It didn't help that two family members texted and woke me😕

Try Gabapentin?  My dog, Max, was (is) taking Trazodone & it helped some but when we added Gabapentin it really helped.  Thank Bast it's not that expensive.  There's also an OTC version you can get in the supplement section.  Also, a friend of mine swears by valerian root!  Also in the supplement section.  Good luck!!


Thank you I will look into gabapentin and valerian root. Melatonin has worked in the past but I've found different brands affect me differently.
 
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