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Old 12-15-2013, 05:23 PM   #15601
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LP, first you say you didn't get much done, then you rattle off a list of things much more ambitious than I accomplish! I felt a little better knowing you have help.

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I'm going to take out my anger and do a vigorous job of cleaning and decorating our family room. The cat sitter I lined up the end of October, who told me to just let him know shortly before we were leaving, has bailed on me. "It's break time and I might be busy and I don't want to have to worry about making sure.."...blahblahblah. Here we are a week or less before wanting to head out and I can't find anyone because (surprise!) everyone has plans. Refuse to drive two days with a cat in tow. Been busy working my way up and down the street looking for someone I know and trust enough to give my housekey to. And taking kitty for boarding is not feasible. I wanna spend Christmas with our kids!!!!!
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:26 PM   #15602
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Are these legitimate sitters? Work must be good for them to turn you down.
Unless you've got the cat from hell, lol.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:08 PM   #15603
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LP, first you say you didn't get much done, then you rattle off a list of things much more ambitious than I accomplish! I felt a little better knowing you have help.

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I'm going to take out my anger and do a vigorous job of cleaning and decorating our family room. The cat sitter I lined up the end of October, who told me to just let him know shortly before we were leaving, has bailed on me. "It's break time and I might be busy and I don't want to have to worry about making sure.."...blahblahblah. Here we are a week or less before wanting to head out and I can't find anyone because (surprise!) everyone has plans. Refuse to drive two days with a cat in tow. Been busy working my way up and down the street looking for someone I know and trust enough to give my housekey to. And taking kitty for boarding is not feasible. I wanna spend Christmas with our kids!!!!!
How long are you going to be gone CG??
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:40 PM   #15604
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That stinks CG. I wouldn't want to drive two days with a cat in the car. I'm sure your cat wouldn't like it either. Good luck finding a solution.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:46 PM   #15605
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Would a car cat carrier work, CG? They have all sorts, hard and soft siders.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:05 AM   #15606
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Would a car cat carrier work, CG? They have all sorts, hard and soft siders.
Noooo! Cats are horrible travelers! Everytime I take Misty and Kali to the vet, they sound like a very bad bagpipe practice.

Perhaps you could call your vet and see if they would recommend someone?

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Old 12-16-2013, 01:22 AM   #15607
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The stool sample! That's so funny!

Cat and I have been very busy today. She and I were shopping for some more outdoor Christmas decorations when she spied an eight-foot inflatable Grinch with his dog as in the Seuss story. There's no need to explain this. It's in the front yard and the HOA is having a fit. When she was confronted about this by an HOA representative, she said, "It's a beloved children's Christmas story by Dr. Seuss. Do you have something against children? Didn't you ever watch the Grinch on TV? Or is your heart so very small as the Grinch's was when he stole Christmas? I just made some cookies. Do you want some?"

He admitted he had seen this on TV, told her she could keep her Grinch although the rest of the HOA was howling, and left with a bag of cookies...for his grandchildren. She certainly has her own ways.

DA and PapaCat have been off to bed for a while. Cat and I are here in her lair posting and watching Despicable Me 2. This is a very cute movie.

I find it so very interesting Cat is much like me. When we watch movies, we're also doing something else; knitting, reading, computer things, etc.

I hope all of you are having a very pleasant night.

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Old 12-16-2013, 01:28 AM   #15608
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Cat has her own means to get what she wants. I too have to do something with my hands when I am watching TV.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:52 AM   #15609
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I'm going to take out my anger and do a vigorous job of cleaning and decorating our family room. The cat sitter I lined up the end of October, who told me to just let him know shortly before we were leaving, has bailed on me. "It's break time and I might be busy and I don't want to have to worry about making sure.."...blahblahblah. Here we are a week or less before wanting to head out and I can't find anyone because (surprise!) everyone has plans. Refuse to drive two days with a cat in tow. Been busy working my way up and down the street looking for someone I know and trust enough to give my housekey to. And taking kitty for boarding is not feasible. I wanna spend Christmas with our kids!!!!!

I hope you find someone!

I unthinkingly accepted a house, dog and cat sitting job for Dec 26 through Jan 5, back in the fall. I love these people and their animals and will not let them down. But what was I thinking?? This will be the 4th time I have house sit for them and I know I can come into town during the day. I know things will work out and I don't expect to be moving during that time frame, but this is cutting it close!
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:13 AM   #15610
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Cat has her own means to get what she wants. I too have to do something with my hands when I am watching TV.
Oh yes, Addie, she certainly does! Cat and I see your post. Cat wants to know what you do, and so do I.

We also work on crossword puzzles to help Cat with English, and there is also the big jigsaw puzzle we are working on.

We also play board games when the others are here. We like Monopoly, Sorry, checkers, chess, backgammon and card games also.

Cat's "soul sister," her best friend, Lakisha is absolutely the chess champion. PapaCat is very good -- I do mean GOOD -- at chess. He has never won a match against Lakisha.

We also play the old version of Trivial Pursuit Aunty Stela has. Carl is very good at history and when he's here, we try to fit in a game.

Cat taught Lakisha how to crochet, so Lakisha is finishing a scarf for her Mamma earlier when she called.

Cat has also been working on the guitar. Tonight she played and sang for us these:

"Nights In White Satin" - Moody Blues
"Light One Candle" - Peter, Paul and Mary
"City of New Orleans" - Arlo Guthrie (Not sure he wrote this)
"As Tears Go By" - Marianne Faithfull
"Somebody To Love" - Jefferson Airplane
"Cat's In The Cradle" - Harry Chapin

These are songs I love.

As each day passes, I see very much sensitivity and also maturity in her. I've told her this, and I think she's aware of all the changes we all see in her.

She's quite the growing one, by leaps and bounds.

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