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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #60 on: July 02, 2009, 07:20:57 AM »
This is the Field Marshall of the local Wooteez, who will be taking the Woots out on reconnasaince missions around the backyard perimeter.  He has seen action in Afghanistan, San Francisco, Iraq and Benidorm, and I expect my Woots will make a great trainee.
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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #61 on: July 02, 2009, 10:42:47 AM »
 He has seen action in...San Francisco....
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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #64 on: September 27, 2009, 04:09:26 AM »
Cat on a bus.  Really liked this story:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8176971.stm



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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #65 on: September 28, 2009, 08:07:03 AM »
I broke my calico cat coffee mug this morning :'(.  Fortunately, my real, live, sixteen-year-old calico is fine.  A kitten picture of her:

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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #66 on: September 28, 2009, 06:15:32 PM »
I broke my calico cat coffee mug this morning :'(.  Fortunately, my real, live, sixteen-year-old calico is fine.  A kitten picture of her:


She's a pretty thing--and she seems to know it, too! :)

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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #67 on: September 30, 2009, 11:33:16 AM »
This is one of my kitty's favorites, from 101 Uses for a Dead Cat:

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« Reply #68 on: January 27, 2011, 10:20:35 AM »
My Woots...a very silly thing indeed.  :)

That Woots caught unmanageable fleas in Liverpool, I couldn't get rid of them, so that poor Woots was dispatched back to its original owner.  But...

I now have a flea free SON OF WOOTS, the son of the Woots pictured above.  This Woots (called Woots 3) is by far the cleanest most comforting wee Woots I have had.  Woots 3 will go on to be a big Tom cat and a fabulous friend.  Here is Woots 3, son of Woots 2 pictured at the bottom as a kitten.  It was transported to Glasgow from Liverpool by a friend.
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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #69 on: January 27, 2011, 11:53:38 AM »
"Maybe the problem most of you have ... is that you're not listening to Barbirolli." ~Sarge

"The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people's money." ~Margaret Thatcher

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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #70 on: January 27, 2011, 01:04:01 PM »


I tried that, tablets, sprays, but the little black buggers just would not go away.
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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #71 on: January 27, 2011, 01:27:06 PM »
Did you try one of these?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/fT1pNO11bjI&amp;feature=related" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/fT1pNO11bjI&amp;feature=related</a>
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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #72 on: January 27, 2011, 03:55:15 PM »
No Sir, I did not try one of those, I did purchse one though and I am keeping it in store for my visit to Fantasyland, California in 2012.
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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #73 on: January 27, 2011, 04:03:02 PM »
Cool!  I wonder if you can bring it in your carry-on or if you'll have to put it with checked baggage?
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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #74 on: August 13, 2011, 07:50:07 AM »
Fortunately, my real, live, sixteen-year-old calico is fine. 

Then, on Ash Wednesday (March 9th, 2011), she suddenly was far from fine.   :'(

Three weeks later, I adopted Tenille from a friend:



No, I didn't name her, and yes, she has a brother named "The Captain".
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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #75 on: August 13, 2011, 06:38:19 PM »
Sorry to hear of your loss, Wendell. 

On the brighter side, however, I have an answer to the question posed by Ms Palin in your signature:  They get them the same way political parties get candidates:  they volunteer!
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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #76 on: August 14, 2011, 05:54:01 AM »
I initially thought this was the Chat Thread, and the content proved unusually focused in topic... ;D


John, have you considered naming successive Wootses using Roman numerals, like kings and Popes?

WOOTS III LIVERPPUDLIANIS



Edit: That is clearly not how you translate 'of Liverpool' in Latin, but it does have an amusingly pompous ring to it.

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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #77 on: January 30, 2020, 12:12:16 PM »
'No time spent with a cat is ever wasted' (Colette)

Nice story:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-51264786
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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #78 on: March 09, 2020, 01:18:18 PM »

Thank you for making me laugh and smile.   ;D

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Re: The Cat Thread
« Reply #79 on: March 14, 2020, 10:57:59 PM »
Maybe this should be linked to the 'That Darn Cat Thread'.
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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