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Atheist Ailurophiles

All things cat, and the nontheist people who love them.

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Comment by sk8eycat on September 3, 2011 at 3:08pm
Just to let y'all know: I posted a progress report on the Ceramic Drinking Fountain in the Health Concerns thread.  I think we has success...I actuallt saw Mr. Jerry drinking from it this morning!  That's after 4 days of suspicion and investigation.  *whew!*  I has a happee!
Comment by sk8eycat on September 2, 2011 at 9:44pm

Steph....it isn't exactly a contest.  More like a crazy party.  Somebody will suggest a theme for LOLz, and then anyone who wants to get involved submits LOLz, as she said, new or old, doesn't matter.  (I'm doing image searches for cats in Bavaria.  Not much luck so far.  I don't think cats like to be seen in public in lederhosen.)

There have been seasonal themed "fites" where you can join somebody's team and submit as many loosely-themed LOLz as you can create, but I've never figured out which team won the Snoblol Fite last winter, or the 4th of July Waterblol Fite.  But some Cheezpeeps who are really artistic with PhotoShop submitted some amazing pics.

 

Just a way to make new friends and be silly, I guess.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 2, 2011 at 4:40pm
Natalie, that was one beautiful animal.  For what it's worth, my deepest condolences.
Comment by sk8eycat on September 2, 2011 at 4:11pm

For everyone else...it's almost that time again:

 This isn't my game; Cyberkedi invented it, but it's fun.

 
September 17 - October 3, 2011
 
Get ready to make - or dust off - LOLs that involve cats and beer and post the links below. This celebration of mousers and mugs is in its third year, so let's brew some fun!
 
 
 
CATOBERFEST III
 
 
Comment by sk8eycat on September 2, 2011 at 4:08pm

Oh, no.  Oh, no.  I've been there so many times (including the sub-Q fluids).  There really is nothing anyone can say, and it hurts.

This is so corny, but it's sincere: {{{{{Natalie}}}}}

Comment by Natalie A Sera on September 2, 2011 at 2:30pm

Not so happy -- I had to put my beloved Siamese, Supapan, down yesterday. She was emaciated from kidney disease, and although I was giving her fluids, she had started sniffling, and her haws were up, and although I probably could have kept her going for another couple of weeks, it seemed like it was time, and I (intellectually) wanted to spare her the pain of end-stage renal disease. Emotionally, though, I'm devastated -- I don't know how it is possible to so thoroughly love a mere animal, except that as apes, I know we're hard-wired to do it. People have tried to comfort me with the Rainbow Bridge story, but the only comfort I can honestly draw is that at least I had her, and I loved her, and love is all we have, even though it brings the pain of separation. I just need to continue to love those beings who still ARE in my life, both human and animal, and endure the grief.

 

 

 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 29, 2011 at 11:22am

LOL!  I luvz dat wun!  Heerz yer AWWWWW for 2dai:

(Those were TINY TV sets/)
Ceiling Cat's Baby Picture
 
Akshully, it's....
Pumpkin's Baby Picture - 1999
 
Comment by sk8eycat on August 28, 2011 at 11:38am

Yappy Sundog?

funny pictures - I know it's been two years

 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 28, 2011 at 1:49am

@ Thanks, yes. Mr. Thom arrived around 9AM, washed the dust, cat hair, etc out of the filter, made some adjustments, et voila!  Cool air!

He's coming back Monday to do a complete check-up.  Both cats have perked up, but Jerry still doesn't seem to be drinking enough.  I'm feeding them canned food with a lot of gravy in it, just in case...  Now I need to catch up on 2 nights worth of sleep. My mattress soaked up so much heat during those 2 days that it didn't cool off atnight,  Felt like a just-used ironing board.

 

How in the world did we llive without A/C?  I was in my mid 20s before Dad bought a system for this house, and I remember when I was 6 to 8 or 9 and we had a lot of fruit trees in the yard.  Mother spent the summers canning peaches, figs, strawberries.  This same house...how did she stand it?

 

My eyes are falling out, and my fingers aren't cooperating at all. G'nite, y'all!

Comment by sk8eycat on August 26, 2011 at 1:46pm

O, fangkew!  I couldn't sleep last night, so I sat here and read hundreds (felt like) of Customer Reviews on just about every fountain listed on the net...mostly on Amazon.  Actually, I read the one-star comments...almost every brand had at least 4 or 5 people complaining that the pump motors gave out after 6 or 7 weeks, and were impossible to replace.  The ones that collected algae were all plastic, so I started looking at stainless (found out cats didin't like them...were afraid of them. Maybe they saw their own reflections...), and ceramic.  Found ONE ceramic fountain made in the USA (everything else was made in China with who-knows-what in the glaze).  So, I think I'm going to blow $100.00 on the Glacier Point Basic, made in the USA... their customers had high praise for their personal service when something did go wrong.

 

Now...I didn't feel like a criminal for putting Noisy down; I hated myself for prolonging the agony.  She stopped wanting to eat 2 or 3 weeks before I could finally bring myself to let her go.  Badddd!

 

I also went through a similar thing with both my parents.  My dad had discussed things with his doctor, and after he had a bad stroke, the doc gave orders to make him comfortable.  Period.  Mother didn't need life support or anything like that, her body just slowly shut down, so the last 2 weeks were sad.  She wasn't in pain, but sometimes she thought she was in jail.

 

For myself...I'm violently allergic to morphine, and diabetic, so I bought a MedicAlert bracelet, and the very first line says "DNR"  If I stop breathing for any reason, that's IT!  I don't want some amateur trying CPR on me, or any other "heroic" measures.  If the brain is oxygen-deprived for more than 4 minutes, the cells start to die, and I can think of a lot of worse things than death.

 

Whoo-hoo.  What a grim conversation.

 

After I have some sleep, I think I'm going to call the Glacier Point people, ask a few questions, and probably go ahead and order the Basic fountain for Jerry.  I don't always know when he wants me to turn on a tap for him.  Then all I have to do is figure out where to plug it in....

 

Thanks for everything! And happy Friday.  (WE are in for a doozy...the A/C quit yesterday, and I can't get a repairman till late tonight.  And he'll prob'ly talk religion at me...but he's a neighbor, and we've known him for 40 or 50 years, and he's the best heating & air man in town.  I just smile and shake my head, and we part friends.)

 

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