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Old 01-04-2015, 11:11 AM   #22121
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Sitting beside my cat, this doesn't sound like a big deal, but my cat doesn't really like me. He can only seem to trust one person at a time and since rob gives him treats, that's the person that he likes. My mom gave us these really soft throws for christmas. My cat is obsessed with these throws, if it's laid anywhere he'll camp out on it. He also gets very chill while he is on one and I can pet him all day long, something that he would normally run from, his anxiety seems to go away on these throws. Lucky for us, she left the price tags on them (she's famous for this ) so that I knew where they came from. So yesterday after chilling out all day, I got dressed and ventured out in the rain and fog to go buy one just for him. This morning there was an Oscar shaped dent in it, so I knew that he was using it. Then he gets on it even though it was right beside me. Weird cat!
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:21 AM   #22122
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Sitting beside my cat, this doesn't sound like a big deal, but my cat doesn't really like me. He can only seem to trust one person at a time and since rob gives him treats, that's the person that he likes. My mom gave us these really soft throws for christmas. My cat is obsessed with these throws, if it's laid anywhere he'll camp out on it. He also gets very chill while he is on one and I can pet him all day long, something that he would normally run from, his anxiety seems to go away on these throws. Lucky for us, she left the price tags on them (she's famous for this ) so that I knew where they came from. So yesterday after chilling out all day, I got dressed and ventured out in the rain and fog to go buy one just for him. This morning there was an Oscar shaped dent in it, so I knew that he was using it. Then he gets on it even though it was right beside me. Weird cat!
I have several throws I have to wrestle away from cats. Brats!
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:10 PM   #22123
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It must be the texture of the throws that attracts them.

My boyfriend got me 3 half-siamese kittens (as a ploy to keep me with him...worked for a bit!) They were taken away from their mother too soon. Whenever I wore a black velvet dress, they would all come up onto my lap and proceed to suckle the velvet, with eyes closed, ears flattened and making little paw like gestures. Immensely cute! I felt like I was their mother!
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:44 PM   #22124
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I would say it's the fleece, but they tend to drape themselves over me whenever I cuddle under any throw. My best cotton, woven throws are the same as the fleece for them. I have to hide those.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:56 PM   #22125
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Yeah, it has to be the softness, we have been using another throw that we bought and it looks crocheted and he never took any interest in that. Actually getting up on the furniture is a fairly recent thing. He's 14 and just started getting up on furniture in the last couple of years. As a kitten, I'd pick him up and put him on my lap, but he didn't jump up just to hang out. He's always been a bit neurotic, even for a cat.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:12 PM   #22126
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Yep, Andy is correct. In the late '70s when I was a single parent and struggling, I worked for a Washington, DC escort service. Okay, no snide jokes. It was a legit service and, believe me, even then $37.99 wouldn't have been enough.

It was an interesting job and allowed me to dine at DC's finest eateries, shop in some of the most elegant stores and attend all manner of theatre, etc. The shopping was helping businessmen purchase pricey gifts for their wives/girlfriends. Most of my "dates" were corporate types in the city for business events.

They never knew my real name, nor where I lived. I had an alias and always met them in neutral territory.
I think that sounds like a pretty cool job, considering your circumstances then.
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January 6th, the Epiphany!

Packed away the Christmas decorations this morning!
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:02 PM   #22128
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We still have ours up. I'll unplug our two trees tonight, and completely undress the one in the family room tomorrow. However, that one in the sunroom will have to wait for a sunny day. I'll pull it to the side so it won't show through the windows as people drive up the street, but the ornaments and dis-assembly can wait for a sunny day when the room temp gets above 55!
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Since we're experiencing a veritable heat wave I'll be bundling up and heading out to shop. I have two grocery stores to get to this week, and of course they are in opposite directions. Today I'll go west, mostly to buy veggies for soup - lots of produce deals at that store. Since I'm rarely shopping "west", I plan on stopping by the health food store for an item I can't find in a regular grocery store - non-instant milk powder. I need it for "Kitchen Sink Cookies". Considered using my buttermilk powder, but since I'll be out anyway...

OK, here I go. Can't stop me now. Gonna pull my coat on (yes, PF, coat) and go.....

Dang! It's co-co-cold out there!
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