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Old 11-16-2007, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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This is just too funny! I grew up with cats and know full well how both stubborn and well trained they CAN be. Looks like the combination worked against yours. FREEDOM!!!... Oh, poo, I have to go... litter box in the house... Have to think these things through better next time... MOM OPEN THE DOOR!!!!!
That was just about it.. up until that realization hit her she would come up to me but the moment I even THOUGHT about bending over, she was OUTA there. Then I sat down for supper and while I was eating I saw Harker standing up, looking out the screen door, something I had never seen him do before. Just as I wondered what had attracted his attention in the dark on the porch, up pops a little black head looking in. I went and shooed Harker back from the door, opened it and in waltzed Agnes as if this was a perfectly ordinary event. And straight to the box (literally walking past the newly filled cat bowls) she went.

At the height of the population there were 6 here. Three actually were brought in by my friend and former roomie and three were mine, but when he left to stay with his daughter and son-in-law while awaiting a decision on his disability appeal, he could only take two. They are on an Army base with a 3-pet/family limit and the kids already had a cat. He will eventually reclaim Agnes (yes, the escapee wasn't even officially mine!) leaving me with Ghost, the elder-kitty, Harker and Buster.

 
Old 11-16-2007, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Maine Writer--I like the coloring on both of those cats, but I do find the one on the right particularly pretty. If he was 20 lb or so, he really would look like a coon kitty.
He weighs 30 pounds. After swallowing string and having three hours' worth of surgery he has a problem processing food well. He quickly went from 20 to 30 pounds. That's his story and he's sticking to it. Personally, I think he does eat a little too much too.

Motion activated sprinklers help keep cats out of gardens. Don't forget they're there.
 
Old 11-16-2007, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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Motion activated sprinklers help keep cats out of gardens. Don't forget they're there.
I'll have to remember that one...
 
Old 11-16-2007, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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He weighs 30 pounds. After swallowing string and having three hours' worth of surgery he has a problem processing food well. He quickly went from 20 to 30 pounds. That's his story and he's sticking to it. Personally, I think he does eat a little too much too.
I don't know what to think about this--you're joking right? If I remember correctly (and it's been a while) 30 lbs is about the weight of a three year old (human type). I had a much loved cat that weighed 17 lbs and thought he was a pretty big dude.
 
Old 11-16-2007, 09:19 PM
 
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Cats can get enormous. I have a friend in Oakland with 2 cats. The small one weighs 22 lbs, the other 30 lbs. Their idea of exercise is breathing. I know people who have smaller dogs
 
Old 11-16-2007, 10:45 PM
 
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I resigned from an editing job in February of this year. It took me this long to be ok with a small freelance job. It wasn't my idea so before saying yes to the suggestion I made sure I could drag someone else into this with me. The first article runs in the December 14 edition of the Quoddy Tides (HEY you Eastporters! Did you hear that?).
Congrats Mainewriter! Fantastic news I am looking forward to reading your column! Will you still maintain your other website?
 
Old 11-18-2007, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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That's great Mainewriter. I was thinking of getting a subscription anyway. Now, I definitely will.

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Old 11-18-2007, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Cool! I'm spending the day with Paula today. We have 10 hours to brainstorm on our way to Mercer and back. The meat chickens and turkeys are being butchered today.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Ok, remember we were talking about the little fenced in "snow" area for the kids at the annual Santa Fest? I just went in search of holiday events in the area to see what we can take the kids to do next month.....I came across this......pathetic, I know. This is a "snow day" in Texas!

And the sad thing is that kids will be lined up for half a mile to pay $5 per trip down the "snow hill". Not my kids.....we'll wait for sliding in Maine, thank you!
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Maine
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LOL El!! just seems a bit funny to see snow in one spot like that.

Last edited by msina; 11-18-2007 at 10:59 AM..
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