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Old 04-15-2013, 01:13 PM   #631
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i can't believe how quiet this place is with the kittens gone. it's like church on a monday morning, a real dark, empty kind of quiet...still, it should be good for the kitties to spend a month at their aunt addie's fat farm up in boston. boy, are they in for a surprise! they probably thought it was going to be like their christmas visit there--all treats and petting and plenty of snuggly naps with aunt addie.

hah! instead, our two pudgy cuties will be put through their paces at aunt addie's boot camp, with plenty of exercise and healthy portions of food, no more all day all-you-can- eat kitty banquets they have been accustomed to at the coffee klatch.

addie, i trust you guys are all settled in at your place by now.:) good luck with those two and the challenges ahead. listen, i forgot to ask you before, but i hope you have a way to get a starting weight on the kitties, so you can chart their weight loss progress. just be extra careful with buttons. she tried to scratch me when i attempted to weigh her the other day. but i think she is more gentle with you, not letting out her nails like she does with me, the wild little tiger....:)

i know we'll miss having the cats running around here, they can be most entertaining with their antics and cute ways. but they will benefit from their healthy lifestyle change. the elves will benefit too. with the kitties gone, they will have some time to get better acquainted and adjusted to us humans at the house. i'm hoping the elves will get more comfortable in our company, now that there will only be us and them as the only species around. i am eagerly waiting for the time they will show themselves in my presence.

i think they might be getting used to me a little bit, cause i've seen flashes of movement from time to time, and articles of mine get moved around and strangely rearranged. i think they might be playing with me. i hope so....

alix, the tea towels you left for the elves, is there pink yarn in them? i keep seeing fleeting streaks of pink colored shapes from my side view, visions of pink somethings, dodging here and there across my view momentarily....
are you really feeding our elves speed?
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:37 PM   #632
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Alix, I could've sworn I saw the tea towels in the chicken coop. I would not put it past Myrtle and Harriet to have made a quick trip to Edmonton (they only pretend they can't fly). And, since I have your address on file and Myrtle is very interested in the computer...she could've google mapped how to get there "as the chicken flies" (or did you crochet some magic in so that the tea towels could double as magic carpets)? I thought I saw a flash of yellow and white...

The chicken coop is getting a scrub down this afternoon once the webinar I must attend wraps up. Finally! I have a ton of things to do between now and Saturday when I wing it west.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:07 PM   #633
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I only have my kitchen scale. I doubt if either one of them would sit still long enough to get weighed.

But the program has already started. Half bowl for each of them in the morning and a half bowl at night. No more filling up the bowl to the max. They are too happy though. About in the middle of the morning they go to their dishes and try to lick them till there is no more dish. I found a special formula at a pet store for overweight cats.

I took Buttons outside this morning on the leash. She fought like mad on the way to the elevator. So I just picked her up and put her in the basket. For today, I took her down to the end of the property where there is a very large expanse of grass. I kep her on the leash and let her run. She had a blast. After an hour I brought her in, waited for an hour and then brought out her partner in crime. This one took to the leash better than Buttons. I headed for the grass area again. I didn't stay out as long this time. Tomorrow I will bring both of the out and let them play on the grass while still on their leashes. I will have to bring a book with me while they are playing. I am sure they both worked up an appetite. But they still have to wait for their evening meal. I try to feed them every twelve hours.

I love having them here again. I not only have to get the weight off them, but I have to teach them to stop begging everyone they see for food. They are far more active when they are outside in the grass than when they are in the house. They have plenty of toys. If I see them lazing around too much, I get out the laser (for lack of a proper name) light and get them up and moving. They love chasing it around. Every so often I will swing the light up in the air and boy, can they jump. There are no special treats in the house. And they can't get into their food. Unless they learn how to open a closet.
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god, addie, i was about to joke to you about it being great timing for you to have the kitties running the boston marathon, having just arrived there yesterday. then, to hear that explosions went off at the marathon site just minutes ago, causing untold injuries, so tragic...stay safe, addie.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:49 PM   #635
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god, addie, i was about to joke to you about it being great timing for you to have the kitties running the boston marathon, having just arrived there yesterday. then, to hear that explosions went off at the marathon site just minutes ago, causing untold injuries, so tragic...stay safe, addie.
I will Vit. But again as on 9/11 Boston is in a state of emergency. All flights in and out of Boston have been stopped.

A couple of the injured are facing amputation. And there are two dead. The TV camera showed a really large pool of blood on the sidewalk where the explosions happened.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:27 PM   #636
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I know two people who were running...I'm waiting impatiently to hear they are or are not okay. Our Medical Director and his wife were running.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #637
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I know two people who were running...I'm waiting impatiently to hear they are or are not okay. Our Medical Director and his wife were running.
Oh PF I pray that your loved ones are safe.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #638
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[QUOTE=PrincessFiona60;1258701]I know two people who were running...I'm waiting impatiently to hear they are or are not okay. Our Medical Director and his wife were running.[/QUOT


pf, i hope you get good news about your friends in boston real soon. god help our people, keep us safe from evil, and whatever this latest particular brand of hatred is.


i finally turned away from streaming news of the tragic events in boston, and am watching the voice. i must say, that it feels good to get out of my head, and ease myself into music, simple, emotional and true.
pf, i urge you to turn on the voice yourself, if you need to get out of your head too, for awhile....(peace)
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:46 PM   #639
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Well said Vitauta,

I can't watch the coverage either.

So far its all speculation. I understand that CNN is already blaming this atrocity on "right wing extremists" (never let a crises go to waste)

As for me I'll wait until more is known before I watch the news coverage.

All I know for sure at this point is that some vile, evil and viscious person or persons have decided that the best way to make their point/statement was to blow up innocent men, woman and CHILDREN!

I just feel sick
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Here is a link to google's person finder. If you knew someone in Boston and want to find out their status.

Google Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions

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