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clersal
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posted 27 October 2001 12:22 AM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Chit chat was two pages and probably out of date so I thought that a newer version might be appropriate.

We talk a lot about weather in the country. Winter has too much snow or not enough. Winter is too cold or too mild. When I lived in the city I don't remember being terribly interested in the weather. Is this true or a figment of my imagination?

Jerome has piled up feathers in the basement. I think I will try and rent an eagle as I hear they are especially fond of caponed cats.


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skdadl
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posted 27 October 2001 12:05 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I follow the weather compulsively -- don't know why, and I'm a city-dweller. This summer the obsession definitely had something to do with the smog and my promises to the kitties that the icky stuff would let up any day now, any day ... I don't have that excuse now, though.

We haven't had snow here yet (don't throw stuff at me, not my fault!), and this a.m. the sun is really quite beautiful. It's nippy, though.

When I was growing up in southern Alberta, you could assume that the snow wouldn't come to stay until after Hallowe'en, and for a long time we were all assuming that the prairies were getting milder and mellower every year. Looks as though that process has really been reversed suddenly, though.


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clersal
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posted 29 October 2001 12:19 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Back to Jerome. A bushel of feathers, one rodent cadaver, one rodent head, one bird head, unidentified body parts and a partridge in a pear tree. Finally disposed of.

I am still waiting for advice Doc. Jerome is escalating.


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skdadl
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posted 30 October 2001 10:23 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Won't Jerome finally give in to the weather and hibernate? My guys have finally given up, after a month-long protest at mean mama for declaring winter rules (no one goes out again till April), and are sort of permanently draped over their favourite radiators.

Every evening for about an hour, Philibert the Barbarian has to run about madly, just has to get it out, and sometimes one of the girls will shoot straight up in the air and then zip back and forth for a while, but in the main I think I've got 'em licked for the duration.

Brave you, though, for cleaning out the basement -- I don't think we have any body parts in ours, but there's a corner that the finicky ones have picked out for when they don't like the state their boxes have got to ... I can go months without looking at that corner, and y'know the smell does go away over time ...


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clersal
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posted 30 October 2001 12:26 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I doubt that Jerome will hibernate. He will probably set himself up under the bird feeders that I have not put out yet. The feeders are put on the clothes line out of Jerome's reach but Jerome is very patient.

We shall see. Nothing today.


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skdadl
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posted 30 October 2001 01:23 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ah, but in winter he will have no bushes to lurk in for cover. The birds will see him.
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clersal
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posted 30 October 2001 06:36 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ah, but no one has told him this. This is his first winter.
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Trisha
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posted 31 October 2001 03:36 AM      Profile for Trisha     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It'll be fun watching him try to figure out why the birds can see him. Have you noticed that cats seem to think if they can't see you, you can't see them. They hide in the silliest ways. A cat I had years ago used to hide in the cupboard but leave her tail hanging out. It took her a while to figure out that I always found her. Purr hides from Backie behind a table leg then jumps out at her.
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DrConway
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posted 31 October 2001 11:26 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, on the subject of cats and such, the animal control people found me in sherpafish's backpack and as he was unfortunately not there to save me (and a cat poking its nose out of a backpack apparently, amazingly enough, is not universally endearing), I was rudely tossed into the Premier's trunk after no-one would claim ownership of me, as the fishy one was romancing his lovely lady.

Oh well. Whenever this thing gets opened I plan to use the Premier as a scratching post.

[ October 31, 2001: Message edited by: DrConway ]


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Trinitty
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posted 01 November 2001 11:02 AM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Make sure you claw the high branches DrC. I'm still blown away by that sub-class of wage earners he's created.

Clersal, Those natural prey foods are SO good for him. I know it's gross to clean-up, but take heart that you'll have a healthier kitty for it.

Don't feel bad, I spent 2 hours on the weekend making cat food.


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skdadl
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posted 01 November 2001 11:59 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My most accomplished serial killer, Redcliff, now gone to his reward, occasionally met his match in gangs of really aggressive birds, like Blue Jays. He once caught a young 'un that I managed to get away from him and that then clean got away, I think. But when Cliffie went back outdoors, I heard a huge racket from the birds, went out to look, and found Cliffie pinned under a bush by a whole choir of jays who were obviously cursing him out and threatening to dive-bomb him. I've seen starlings do the same thing. Not that it ever much cured Cliffie, of course ...

[ November 01, 2001: Message edited by: skdadl ]


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Jahangir
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posted 01 November 2001 12:05 PM      Profile for Jahangir     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Cats! Bah!
I don't hate them, I'm just allergic to them.
Make my face itch, scratch, scratch.
Eye's get all redlooking, friends think I'm buzzed. They start singing Bob Marley songs to me.'Jah love Jah love, protect us.! And I sayyyy...Rasta...maahn vibrations.....Anyway I digress.Cats shed fur all over the place, so that when I put on my dark suit, it looks like another colour, what with all the cat hairs on it.Damn things are so bloody independent and proud( this one sits regally, paws daintily crossed), owners are taking therapy to figure out just exactly who is da pet!
For all of that, I presently find myself talking baby talk to the animal which knows it's got me firmly wrapped round one silken paw.
Don't quite know when this happened, how the allergic reaction got muted or even when this bonding took place.
'Scuse me. I am being summoned.
Seems we need some water in the dish......

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Trinitty
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posted 01 November 2001 12:24 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ah.... to be a cat parent.

Don't you have any meds you can take for your cat allergy? That would really suck.


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skdadl
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posted 01 November 2001 12:26 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Jahangir: chuckles.
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DrConway
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posted 02 November 2001 12:51 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Welp, I was able to successfully escape Gordo's trunk after he foolishly left his garage door open while trying to show me off to his wife. I got in a few good scratches and then hurried off as only a pseudofelinoid can do.

So now I can frolick among the flowers and scare ladies.


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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 02 November 2001 11:23 AM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Milhouse runs a casino out of our apartment. I'm sure he'd let you hide out there if the Gordo-police are on your tail.

Milhouse is a pretty big player in the feline mafia, don't you know.


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sherpafish
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posted 03 November 2001 02:20 AM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I seem to have lost my cat.... have any of you seen him, he was in a blue weather beaten backpack... rather a large cat (damn heavy too).
Truth is, he adopted me, not I him; so maybe he swithed adoptees? I'll miss the fuzzy little guy, though he was sending my internet bills through the roof.
He seemed to have a certain resentment about my girlfriend too, a but cats are fickle.

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oldgoat
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posted 30 June 2003 12:01 AM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just wondering what the latest was on sherpafish's cat.
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nonsuch
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posted 30 June 2003 12:57 AM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Last seen, not long ago nor far away, wearing a lab-coat with nothing but natural fur underneath.
Meanwhile, sherpafish has gone missing.
(Will the fish and the cat ever be reunited? Will they find a cheaper internet server? Is he really a cat? Is there even such a thing as a sherpafish? Find out next time on... Babble.)

[ 30 June 2003: Message edited by: nonesuch ]


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clersal
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posted 30 June 2003 03:27 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I heard that our finned one and furry one are climbing a mountain somewhere.
Might be just a rumour.

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