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Minnemooseus
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Message 271 of 287 (832223)
05-01-2018 2:03 AM


One weird cat

Moose

By the way, have you ever noticed that one of the exceptions to the "i before e, except after c" rule is weird.


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Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

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Message 272 of 287 (838105)
08-13-2018 11:27 PM
Reply to: Message 250 by Minnemooseus
03-21-2015 3:02 AM


Marvin - 1999-2018 (19 years old)
This post is for my own personal record as much as anything.

He was diagnosed hyperthyroid in 2011 and chronic kidney failure some years later.

He had a good run and died on his own in a reasonably comfortable manner, while at the vet clinic. As good of an ending as I could have hoped for. Probably chalk it up to heart failure.

For me, I'm calling it a happy-sad day.

Moose

Added by edit - I've once again made my avatar (for now) one that includes Marvin - He's on the far right. That photo was from back in 2015, so he would have been 16 then.

The far left (back) is Munchkin, currently 10 years. In the middle is Teddy. currently 13 years.

To answer the Phat question from the next message, now down to 4 cats.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Added by edit.


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Message 273 of 287 (838109)
08-14-2018 3:35 AM
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08-13-2018 11:27 PM


Re: Marvin - 1999-2018 (19 years old)
How many cats do you now have, Moose?

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Message 274 of 287 (843369)
11-16-2018 10:19 PM


Cats on drugs (OSLT)

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Message 275 of 287 (849646)
03-16-2019 7:56 PM


How to tell if you're a cat person or a dog person

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Message 276 of 287 (861064)
08-16-2019 2:55 PM


My Cat Says I Am a Cat Person
Here's her vote:

Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. - Francis Bacon

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Message 277 of 287 (861087)
08-16-2019 9:44 PM
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08-16-2019 2:55 PM


Re: My Cat Says I Am a Cat Person
Or maybe you just left a snack in your beard?

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Minnemooseus
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Message 278 of 287 (866339)
11-10-2019 4:26 AM


Just another cattoon

Meatloaf - Now there's an idea for a cat name.

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable." - John Kenneth Galbraith

It says something about the qualities of our current president that the best argument anyone has made in his defense is that he didn't know what he was talking about. -- Paul Krugman (as stolen from Chiroptera's signature)

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Message 279 of 287 (866387)
11-10-2019 2:49 PM
Reply to: Message 271 by Minnemooseus
05-01-2018 2:03 AM


Re: One weird cat
Minnemooseus writes:

By the way, have you ever noticed that one of the exceptions to the "i before e, except after c" rule is weird.

No I hadn't, what is it? Wrong thread for this, but this reminds of an old I Love Lucy show:

Elocution expert: Now beside "okay," I want you all to promise me that there are two words that you will never use. One of these is "swell," the other one's "lousy."

Lucy: Okay, what are they?

Here's the whole bit:

--Percy


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Minnemooseus
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Message 280 of 287 (866423)
11-11-2019 2:48 AM
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11-10-2019 2:49 PM


It's a swell lousy (much better than "whose on first")
I have never bought into the Abbott and Costello "Whose on First" routine and being anything but stupid. At least the Lucy routine makes sense.

The "Pearls Before Swine" comic had a better routine, starting with the "Whose drummer was Keith Moon".

Not the one I used, but a source page for the above.

Speaking of sense, there's science, another (sort of) violation of the "i after e, except after c" rule. I guess science gets a pass since the "i" and "e" are in separate syllables.

Moose


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Message 281 of 287 (866424)
11-11-2019 3:26 AM
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11-10-2019 2:49 PM


Re: One weird cat
By the way, have you ever noticed that one of the exceptions to the "i before e, except after c" rule is weird.

No I hadn't, what is it?

quote:
"i" before "e" except after "c", or when pronounced as "eh" as in "neighbor" and "weigh".

This video from LangFocus, Why Is English Spelling So Damn Weird?!, might hold some clues:

The rest of that episode of "I Love Lucy" contains classic scenes. Such as Lucy having Ricky read a bedtime story out loud and it contains words with "-ough" which is pronounced differently every time. Or the tutor's exercise of pronouncing English vowels in the typically weird English way and when it comes to Ricky's turn he pronounces them in the normal Spanish manner: "Where did you learn that?" "Havana, Cuba. What's your excuse?"


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Message 282 of 287 (869012)
12-21-2019 8:06 PM


Catitude (I guess)

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Not at all aimed at anyone.

Moose


  
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Message 283 of 287 (869013)
12-21-2019 10:32 PM


Its a Dog-Eat-Cat world
I have two dogs and two cats; all whom are beloved equally. The cats have ruled the roost the majority of the time. The dogs are fairly new editions. My first dog, Bear, has literally grown up with the cats as a puppy and considers them family. My newest dog, which is an American Staffordshire (pitbull), sees movement and instinctively wants to chase. Sweetest, most loving dog imaginable... unless you're viewed as an outsider... which the cats currently are (Pixie and Biscuit).

Its sucked keeping the animals separate but very necessary at the moment. We have been attempting to train this dog. We employed the help of a trainer and its helped a lot but not solved it completely. My youngest cat, Biscuit, recently has learned how to open doors on her own. She's too damn smart for her own good... She's a Tortie and I hear they are above average in intelligence.

There was an incident tonight where Hailey very clearly attempted to tear Biscuit to shreds. Bear jumped in being a good sister to Biscuit. Hailey just doesn't understand in the heat of the moment. Her prey drive is incredibly strong and she tunes out the "no's!" Thankfully I was able to catch the dog and the cat was safe, minus a few tufts of hair. But this is really not good and we can't live this way forever. The dog is incredibly smart, very teachable and really wants to please us. She just gets in the heat of the moment -- instinct is a son-of-a-bitch.

Anyone had any experience with a dog with a really high prey drive that eventually learned that cats are our friends too? This dog, in no uncertain terms, HAS to learn this once and for all. No exceptions. And I believe she can after countless repetitions.


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Message 284 of 287 (873897)
03-21-2020 3:29 AM


Social Distancing

And This:

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Minnemooseus
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Message 285 of 287 (874104)
03-24-2020 11:42 PM


Covid-19 restrictions interfering with my cats dental care
A couple of months ago I made an appointment for tomorrow (Wednesday), to get my cat Teddy's teeth cleaned.

Today the ruling came down from the state - No elective veterinary care to be done.

My cat's teeth are going to fall out - Curse you Covid-19.

Moose

Added by edit - I'm sure this is done to minimize human contacts, but at this point the cat is already at the clinic, and had the dental work been done, I would be picking him up well after business hours Wednesday night (I'm the night cleaning person there). As it is, I will be picking him up well before business hours tonight.

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