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Author Topic: My Skinny Bones's story  (Read 14284 times)
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« Reply #90 on: November 22, 2009, 07:56:00 AM »

JoMax and Catbird,  I can't see the photo either.  I am trying to access my website and so far cannot.  LeslieK, it won't even try to dl for me. 
Hmmmm. Let me investigate a bit.
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« Reply #91 on: November 22, 2009, 08:06:13 AM »

Well, LeslieK, JoMax, and Catbird,   I tried to access my website, and could not, BUT for some reason,  the picture is there now, they are all there, so must have been some sort of server glitch.  Very interesting how it all works, isn't it.
Maincoon and Bug, Yes, I love tummies too, and I love all the spots on her tummy, and on her son Tommy's too.

Cato, so glad you enjoyed Skinny's story.  I think she was an exceptionally smart little cat and I think she really did understand everything I said to her.
Anyone who says that animals cannot reason, plan ahead, and problem solve, did not know my Skinny Bones.  Those are arguments I hear often when people say that animals are not self aware and intelligent.

Well, animals do NOT poison their own food supply, and we do!!   How intelligent is that?
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« Reply #92 on: November 22, 2009, 09:28:50 AM »

Ah, good they're working now.  Yes, skinny certainly is sooo content in that pic - of course she knows what a wise move she made coming to let you rescue her.  When I want cheering  up I think of her (& her babies') story
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« Reply #93 on: November 22, 2009, 10:39:57 AM »


Anyone who says that animals cannot reason, plan ahead, and problem solve, did not know my Skinny Bones.  Those are arguments I hear often when people say that animals are not self aware and intelligent.


These kind of people are misinformed and both ontologically and theologically incorrect.  Don't mind them.  We and the animals and our cats know better.
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« Reply #94 on: November 22, 2009, 12:36:54 PM »

Cato, yes this is true, and unfortunately, many people say those things as excuses, and just to rationalize their cruelty to animals.

Some day, everyone will know the truth, and hopefully soon enough to save lots of animals some suffering.

JoMax, so glad if Skinny's story cheers you up; she would be glad too! OR, she IS glad! from wherever she is watching us.  Smiley

OOPS, my hamish just shoved all my computer wires off the table and something clunked really hard, a powerpack probably, must check.  Probably disconnected my printer again.
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« Reply #95 on: January 31, 2010, 10:39:33 PM »

Here is another photo of Skinny's babies in Gitmo.  Barkley is the tabby way in the back, and the tabby with the big ears in front is his very sweet brother Galvin. Scoutie is sticking his little head through the bunch, and Sister Cassie, the tuxedo is sitting tall in front.


Just glancing thru and this pic caught my eye - BW how did you get these babies to stay still long enough to take this pic? And the position of all of them - you couldn't plan that.
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« Reply #96 on: February 02, 2010, 07:40:59 PM »

JJ, glad you like the photo.  I guess they were all tired out from all their shenanigans, and they always liked to cuddle together, so I was just lucky.
Always sneaking around with the camera.  Sister Cassie had been lying down too, but sat up straight when she saw me with the camera.  They were a precious little bunch of loves.
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« Reply #97 on: February 02, 2010, 08:06:46 PM »

Exactly what I thought when looking back at this pic - such precious little ones!
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« Reply #98 on: February 03, 2010, 06:15:00 AM »

Yes - and those amazing ears!  Cheered up the grey day here too to see that pic again - and Cassie, what a clever girl to pose & make the composition  so purrfect!
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« Reply #99 on: February 07, 2010, 07:28:16 AM »

Thank you JJ and JoMax.  They were a very special family, and now they are all angels. I do miss them despite all my others. I spent so many years of my life with them, and they lived in 3 or 4 different places with me over the years.

We had about 16 to 18 inches of snow here yesterday, and I just had someone dig me out in front so I could get the car out in an emergency.  The town plowed my street, but didn't get down to the blacktop this time, and I can see ice on the snow as the sun shines on it here and there.

 I spent yesterday clearing small areas in the back so I could feed the mallards and the birds.  It was frustrating because it kept snowing on top of the corn and seed every time I put it out.  I had to keep re-digging out the area.  I feel so sorry for all the little critters who have to live outside in the cold during these storms.
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« Reply #100 on: February 07, 2010, 09:15:35 PM »

BW glad you had help in being dug out. Those lil critters you take care of - don't forget that they have adapted to this weather so probably can handle it better than the hoomans out there  Smiley
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« Reply #101 on: February 08, 2010, 04:32:13 PM »

JJ,  yes, I really do know that, but they beg so sweetly, and with the lake frozen, they cannot get any plants off the bottom, and as far as flying south is concerned, the wx was just as bad if not worse south of here.  We seem to have a bunch of about 15 or 20 who always seem to be around here.  I don't feed them  except when the lake is totally frozen and we have a lot of snow.
It is interesting, I wonder what they do in the wild up north when it snows and the lakes are frozen.  Obviously, they survive somehow, I wonder what they eat?  Does anyone know?   I mostly get corn to feed  Patches because she cannot fly away somewhere better, remember the white Pekin duck.

I am sure they can handle the cold better than I can with all that "down" they wear.   Smiley

Now we are supposed to get 15 or more inches of snow tomorrow again.
Boy this is off topic, sorry.
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« Reply #102 on: May 09, 2017, 03:10:00 PM »

BW, I thought you might enjoy this. http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article149441384.html
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