Post 1120: la, la, la…

Still having problems with uploading photos, so this is another retro post of old photos that did upload till as recently as the 13th of August. It is frustrating! The WordPress help people are working on the problem with me, and I hope something comes of it soon. 

Till then, here are the kitties!

Well, I lied! That's a dog, eh?! His name's Benji and he is learning to be a service dog. He lives with Anarette in Florida.

Well, I lied! That’s a pup, eh?! His name’s Benji and he is learning to be a service dog. Good boy! He lives with Anarette in Florida.

Andy, relaxing on the washer, one of his favorite haunts. That machine was replaced with one that has no kitty perch, but it has a port where you can watch the clothes being tossed and turned. Both Andy and Dougy love that!

Andy, relaxing on the washer, one of his favorite haunts. That machine was replaced with one that has no kitty perch, but it has a port where you can watch the clothes being tossed and turned. Both Andy and Dougy love that!

Deep in thought: Which will it be? Tub, box, other box, or other other box?

Deep in thought: Which will it be? Tub, box, other box, or other other box? Dougy has a big decision to make.

Dougy's exhausted from all these decisions! Poor kitty!!

Dougy’s exhausted from all these decisions!
Poor kitty!!

Tub!

Tub!

"That box sure looks good from here!" Dougy enters a new decision-making phase.....

“That box sure looks good from here!”
Dougy enters a new decision-making phase…..

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36 thoughts on “Post 1120: la, la, la…

    • I think Andy was heartbroken when the old washing machoine went out the door. It also served as the launching pad to the window sill in that room. I need to come up with something new to let the kitties get up there because it is a great window for bird watching.

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  1. You must have a most peculiar problem Doug. I just updated the plugins, themes and WordPress on two websites and thankfully all went smoothly but I was thinking of you. Benji is adorable. Nice to “meet” him.

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    • I’m still dealing with it. I tried another suggestion from WordPress on how to access the site, but it takes you to the new way to edit, which I abhor, to be frank. I hate the way it works and sometimes loses my work. I haven’t spent too much time on it yet, though, so it may be my answer.

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      • I agree. I even feel bad that mine have to share a large carrier when they go to the veterinarian or groomer.

        My first kitty was a shelter cat that lived for some weeks in the shelter that then had one room with all animals, cat or dog. Though the dogs were separate from the cats, they could hear and smell each other. My kitty, Freckles, was very stressed out by this.

        When I took her home, she was so sweet and grateful! I placed her on my chest, and she started a deep rumble of a pure, a pure I couldn’t believe came from this three month old kitty! I fell asleep with her on my chest, purring, and an hour later I woke up. Freckles was still purring on my chest!

        When she was old enough, I made an appointment to have her spayed. The operation went well, but there was some concern about how she was responding afterwards. The veterinarian said they’d like to keep her over night.

        The next morning, I c]got a call from the clinic. Freckles had died during the night!

        They performed an autopsy, found no physical cause for her to die. I have no way to verify this, but I know she was put in a cage that had other cages around it that all had dogs in them. I think she died of the stress and fright of being in that situation. It was the nightmare of her early life in the shelter again.

        Just a further note about spay of neutering pets: Freckles was from a litter that the people who owned the mother let roam outside.

        The birth of kitties was welcomed, but finding homes for them turned out to be a problem. Instead of keeping them toil they found homes, they left them off at the animal shelter. Freckles’ brother was still left at the shelter when I picker her up…because he was less friendly. He looked like a cat destined for euthanasia, from what they told me at the shelter, because he was less social than his sister.

        The shelter now separated cats and dogs in different rooms, and there are volunteers who some and play with the shelter animals. They have toys and freshly laundered blankets, loving care, but they still are shelter animals. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE neuter or spay your pets, and look to shelters first when adopting a new pet.

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      • It was a shock, believe it. She looked healthy, acted normal, was very much playful with Louie (who was the new cat on the block then). I got Louie to be her companion kitty, then he ended up being THE cat.

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    • People on my blog are very interested in Benji and his progress! I will continue to reblog updates on his training, for example. Ms. Zulu, too, has her fans after our “interview” posts! Once Beji is trained and doing his service dog business, we need to do another interview, don’t you think? Something to keep in mind. I really like the idea that you got him at a shelter and have positive plans for his future!

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