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Re: 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY
« Reply #60 on: December 12, 2010, 12:14:23 PM »

I will not get a kitten.
I will not get a kitten.
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« Reply #61 on: December 12, 2010, 12:15:44 PM »

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« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2010, 12:16:18 PM »

DR elmore - Have you ever had a kitten/cat before? I seem to remember you talking about dogs, but not cats.
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« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2010, 12:17:11 PM »

I've been looking at cats and kittens on the NYC Humane Society website. Here's 4-month old Marvin:


He is adorable, elmore!
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« Reply #64 on: December 12, 2010, 12:17:22 PM »

Sunday morning greetings!  As you may have guessed, we did not go to Lima today.  When my alarm went off at 5:30, Richard discovered that last night's rain had frozen and our driveway was solid ice.  He told me to go back to sleep and he'd get up at 7 and call the church's senior warden.  When he did that, it had snowed on top of the ice, both here and in Lima, so the deal was sealed.  There's kind of a lull in the weather at the moment, but the predictions are for substantial snow later today into tomorrow.  Is it spring yet?

Does that mean there weren't any services or does someone else lead it?
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« Reply #65 on: December 12, 2010, 12:18:54 PM »

six-month old Mark is a cutey. I guess I'm particularly interested in short haired cats.

DR elmore - With all of the books and CDs in your apartment, I'm guessing a short-haired cat would be the way to go anyway.
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« Reply #66 on: December 12, 2010, 12:19:49 PM »

Marvin looks like Spats!

I know, but I think spats is still more adorable. I checked all of Marvin's headshots. I'm also checking out Petfinder; some of the stories are shocking and horrible. I thought things like "The Great Cat Massacre" went out in the 18th Century!

Of course, DR Laura can attest otherwise and I'm certain she's heard far too many horror stories.


Horrible things still happen to helpless animals.  When I got Nicholas at the Humane Society, he was fixed and declawed.  He had also been abandoned.  Who would throw a defenseless, clawless cat out into the cold?
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« Reply #67 on: December 12, 2010, 12:21:44 PM »

DR Jennifer - As long as your niece had a good time this morning, that's all that matters.

-And just what kind of storm was moving in? Did the rest of the people in attendance start to clear out and head home too?
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« Reply #68 on: December 12, 2010, 12:23:00 PM »

Window shopping is good, DR Elmore. Don't forget to look at the cats that are a little older.  They are the ones that have a hard time finding a forever home.

I'm also looking at young cats up to  little over a year old. It isn't that I would mind having an older animal, I'm too set in my ways to want a cat als set in his or hers!

The fact you think it will make a difference is funny.  With all your book shelves, be prepared a kitten will likely disappear inside them for good long stretches. ;D
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« Reply #69 on: December 12, 2010, 12:24:19 PM »

Oh...

That footage of the snow breaking through the roof of the Metrodome was very cool. Scary, yes, but cool too! 8)
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« Reply #70 on: December 12, 2010, 12:27:28 PM »

I'm pleased to see you are seriously looking for a cat.   They are such great company.  I would suggest going to the shelter or adoption center and playing with the cat before adoption.  Some cats are much more affectionate, some don't really want to be held etc.   You can't really tell that from the internet.

This last time, I had my mind made up about the cat I wanted to adopt but when I met the cat, there was no connection what-so-ever.  I kept looking and Ricky captured my heart.  He hadn't been there long enough to be online yet. He was past the cute kitten stage, so his chances of being adopted were less that a kitty.   I posted the other cat on my facebook and don't know if that helped, but she was adopted within a day or so. 

I'm window shopping. Part of the complication I'm having is that for a lot of the young cats the caretaker is asking for a cat to be apodted into a cat household or for you to adopt two cats, Right now, with my current cash flow hell, I cannot really afford to take one, much less two! I am having fun looking and I think something will happen with one or two cats in the near future.

What's frustrating is that often cats in a famly are not on the same page: I looked at an adorable Siamese mix named Berrie, whom the caretakers would like to see adopted with his sibling Blondie. Okay, where the hell is Blondie?

I'm not sure why they expect a new cat will get along with pre-existing cats.  I know of plenty of horror stories.  Some cats prefer to be the only cat.  I'm also surprised you are finding it difficult to locate the siblings.

Since you are gone a lot I think adopting an existing pair would be ideal.  Even one cat can be expensive.

Have you thought about making your gifts to friends a donation of rescuing a cat instead of physical gifts?  Since you don't seem to have the money for either gifts or a cat at the moment it could be a gift to be used down the road. :)
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« Reply #71 on: December 12, 2010, 12:29:59 PM »

I'm getting a barrage of text messages from my dining and show companion last night - apparently she felt "humiliated" because at one point this singer asked me if I was married to the pretty lady I was with - I said no.  She asked if we'd soon be married - I said, I don't think so.  Apparently this was humiliating.  I just said sorry, but sometimes my brain doesn't think fast enough to come up with the witty aside when I'm dragged on the stage (when I don't want to be) and asked questions like that.  In hindsight, I should have said "I plead the 5th" - I'm good after the fact, but you sort of get what you get when I'm dragged on the stage.

I don't understand this. What's your friend's problem? If you are not married to her, what's her problem with your saying what you did? How was she humiliated? I see nothing humiliating in stating that you most likely would not be marrying your date.

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« Reply #72 on: December 12, 2010, 12:30:02 PM »

Here's said FOOTAGE of the Metrodome Collapse.
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« Reply #73 on: December 12, 2010, 12:31:38 PM »

six-month old Mark is a cutey. I guess I'm particularly interested in short haired cats.

DR elmore - With all of the books and CDs in your apartment, I'm guessing a short-haired cat would be the way to go anyway.
Cats with short hair can also shed big time, just like short haired dogs.  It isn't as noticeable and they are easier to brush & keep groomed.
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« Reply #74 on: December 12, 2010, 12:32:05 PM »

Window shopping is good, DR Elmore. Don't forget to look at the cats that are a little older.  They are the ones that have a hard time finding a forever home.

I'm also looking at young cats up to  little over a year old. It isn't that I would mind having an older animal, I'm too set in my ways to want a cat als set in his or hers!

I understand completely.  Ricky is around a year now. He doesn't look like a Kitten, but at times he still acts like it.  He's a lot of fun. Good Luck!
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« Reply #75 on: December 12, 2010, 12:32:21 PM »

Marvin looks like Spats!

I know, but I think spats is still more adorable. I checked all of Marvin's headshots. I'm also checking out Petfinder; some of the stories are shocking and horrible. I thought things like "The Great Cat Massacre" went out in the 18th Century!

Of course, DR Laura can attest otherwise and I'm certain she's heard far too many horror stories.


Horrible things still happen to helpless animals.  When I got Nicholas at the Humane Society, he was fixed and declawed.  He had also been abandoned.  Who would throw a defenseless, clawless cat out into the cold?

True, however I meant constant fighting between the established cat & the new cat.
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« Reply #76 on: December 12, 2010, 12:37:27 PM »

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« Reply #77 on: December 12, 2010, 12:39:28 PM »

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« Reply #78 on: December 12, 2010, 12:40:28 PM »

And for those DRs dealing with the truly inclement weather today...

~~~~~STAY SAFE AND WARM AND DRY~~~~~
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« Reply #79 on: December 12, 2010, 12:44:50 PM »

Yes Jane, I can see it
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« Reply #80 on: December 12, 2010, 12:49:08 PM »

I Vote For Marvin
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« Reply #81 on: December 12, 2010, 12:50:16 PM »

OMG I just watched/listened to Henrietta!!!

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« Reply #82 on: December 12, 2010, 12:52:06 PM »

Well...

The rain has stopped for a bit, and the temps are in the mid-50s. So, I think I'm going to go for a brief walk around my 'hood.

Laters...
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« Reply #83 on: December 12, 2010, 01:01:28 PM »

I believe I have played auditions for both Henrietta and Merna.

 I taught them  everything they know


(as anyone who ever heard me sing can attest)
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« Reply #84 on: December 12, 2010, 01:15:22 PM »

Marvin looks like Spats!

I know, but I think spats is still more adorable. I checked all of Marvin's headshots. I'm also checking out Petfinder; some of the stories are shocking and horrible. I thought things like "The Great Cat Massacre" went out in the 18th Century!

Of course, DR Laura can attest otherwise and I'm certain she's heard far too many horror stories.


Horrible things still happen to helpless animals.  When I got Nicholas at the Humane Society, he was fixed and declawed.  He had also been abandoned.  Who would throw a defenseless, clawless cat out into the cold?

If he had been declawed and fixed I would be surprised if he was abandoned -  perhaps he ran away


When I was a kid we moved houses and brought our  (indoor) cat with us -  somebody opened the door to the bathroom where he was being kept during the move in and he disappeared never to be seen by the likes of me again... 

perhaps Nicholas had a similar history

at least I would like to think so.....
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« Reply #85 on: December 12, 2010, 01:25:42 PM »

Ithink Harry is adorable
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« Reply #86 on: December 12, 2010, 01:30:21 PM »

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« Reply #87 on: December 12, 2010, 01:33:35 PM »

it was pouring with rainhere today - and so the tree is still in the garage
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« Reply #88 on: December 12, 2010, 01:40:27 PM »

I have been watching Boardwalk Empire - watching Elmore's friend Danny doing baaaad things
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« Reply #89 on: December 12, 2010, 01:43:23 PM »

I'm getting a barrage of text messages from my dining and show companion last night - apparently she felt "humiliated" because at one point this singer asked me if I was married to the pretty lady I was with - I said no.  She asked if we'd soon be married - I said, I don't think so.  Apparently this was humiliating.  I just said sorry, but sometimes my brain doesn't think fast enough to come up with the witty aside when I'm dragged on the stage (when I don't want to be) and asked questions like that.  In hindsight, I should have said "I plead the 5th" - I'm good after the fact, but you sort of get what you get when I'm dragged on the stage.

I don't understand this. What's your friend's problem? If you are not married to her, what's her problem with your saying what you did? How was she humiliated? I see nothing humiliating in stating that you most likely would not be marrying your date.

Well, I certainly agree with you :)
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