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Old 08-08-2012, 06:43 PM   #721
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Cute kitty. I knew a cat that would fatten up for winter. I mean this cat was slim but come October he'd start bloating and in winter he looked about twice his normal weight. The vet called it fat pouches and not to be worried, some cats do it but I guess most don't cuz Sam was the only one I ever saw do it. Talk about a Fat Cat!
Bob's pretty much fat all the time. But he's sweet, healthy and an awesome bed sleeper.
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Our 2 newest additions to the family. Ollie Mae the cat, lived with Grandma, Grandma was going to move, but the house burned down, than Grandma died, and the GD took OM. Than GD was assaulted so bad that she was in the hospital. We took her in 2 years ago, and she loves it here.
Peanut was living under a truck cap along with a bunch of cats. So he must have a cat smell/attitude about him. OM loves to cuddle with him. Peanut has a soft bed and a great home. She has lost 10+ lbs, and runs 5-6 miles a day with Ms.G.
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Grasshopper, they are adorable and look so content and comfortable together.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:29 PM   #724
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Have you seen this one? Brought a tear to my eye.

Photographer Captures Tender Moment Between Man And His Sick Dog In Lake Superior (PHOTO)
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Wow that is a tear up moment. That man has a compassionate heart to care for his elderly dog that way.
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Our 2 newest additions to the family. Ollie Mae the cat, lived with Grandma, Grandma was going to move, but the house burned down, than Grandma died, and the GD took OM. Than GD was assaulted so bad that she was in the hospital. We took her in 2 years ago, and she loves it here.
Peanut was living under a truck cap along with a bunch of cats. So he must have a cat smell/attitude about him. OM loves to cuddle with him. Peanut has a soft bed and a great home. She has lost 10+ lbs, and runs 5-6 miles a day with Ms.G.
These two are lucky to have found you and Ms. G !
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Don't know if the 'grandchicks' have arrived yet; we try not to disturb the nesters, but there's always someone on duty........this evening's pic is of the shift replacement waiting to take over.

(Don't speak 'dove', but the arrival greeting sounded to me to be something like "You're two hours late...been hanging out with your bozo friends again?")

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Thanks all for sharing your wonderful creatures. Someday I hope to give an animal a warm loving home like all of you.
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Don't know if the 'grandchicks' have arrived yet; we try not to disturb the nesters, but there's always someone on duty........this evening's pic is of the shift replacement waiting to take over.

(Don't speak 'dove', but the arrival greeting sounded to me to be something like "You're two hours late...been hanging out with your bozo friends again?")
To me, the cooing of doves is one of the most pleasing sounds on this planet. Right up there with a purring kitten.
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Ooh, pictures of the baby doves, please!
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The cats are getting used to their new urban surroundings. No more squirrel/chipmunk/raccoon watching like when we had a backyard. But still plenty to look at including huge seagulls flying around the building. And they do enjoy the large, sunny windows.


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That is an amazing photo of the doves, Nemo! Thank you!

So, what does the long haired cat weigh in at? They are both stunning! Glad the kitties are adjusting to the indoor life. Do you have any kitty grass or catnip to plant for them? I've heard indoor kitties benefit from that.
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So, what does the long haired cat weigh in at? They are both stunning! Glad the kitties are adjusting to the indoor life. Do you have any kitty grass or catnip to plant for them? I've heard indoor kitties benefit from that.
The long hair cat is all hair really, she weighs in only at 10 pounds. Her sister is a bit chubbier at 12 pounds. They both took a real liking to the "high grade" organic catnip grown locally... Those californians know how to do weed.
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The cats are getting used to their new urban surroundings. No more squirrel/chipmunk/raccoon watching like when we had a backyard. But still plenty to look at including huge seagulls flying around the building. And they do enjoy the large, sunny windows.


Beautiful! Lucky girls
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Nemo, thanks for the baby dove pics. I had a couple of clutches of robins hatch from a nest on my house last year, and it was so fun to watch them. I hope you get to see these guys fledge a bit!
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Nemo, thanks for the baby dove pics. I had a couple of clutches of robins hatch from a nest on my house last year, and it was so fun to watch them. I hope you get to see these guys fledge a bit!
They're moving around a lot right now......don't expect they'll hang around much longer....hope the parents, or one of the offspring & mate, come back next year!
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Around dusk last evening, the fledglings 'flew the coop'.

A couple days ago we noticed one of them huddled under the railing of the deck, and, concerned about seagulls/crows/cats, I walked around the outside, gently scooped it up, and placed it back with its sibling in the planter.

Then we read online that this appears to be part of the 'weaning' process......when the parents deem that the young are old enough, they cease feeding them, (and apparently observe from a distance, although we didn't see them), so that they start acting independently.

So...yesterday, when one of them was in the same situation, we didn't intervene. Shortly thereafter it was up on the railing, thence to the fence.......the other one flew from the planter and joined it. They sat together for a few moments, then, as if "On the count of 3", they flew in unison to the neighbor's fence, (staying very close together), and then gone.

Funny how damned relieved we both felt!
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Later this morning......one parent and one chick returned......they sat on the rail by the planter, and the mother/father ruffled the baby's feathers......we just got the one shot, (through the window), but unfortunately it's blurry:

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A little bit of Miranda Lambert here.......at least one of the chicks has returned about 3 times, (or maybe both have, but not at the same time.....it's hard to tell 'em apart without the name tags)........this taken about 15 minutes ago:




No fear at all...guess we've been around all their lives.


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Edited to add: 2 minutes after posting the above...they're both back. Neato!
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