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Message 1051816 - Posted: 29 Nov 2010, 5:54:40 UTC

Hello Friends!

Welcome to the seventh installment of the Critter Cafe. This is a place where critter-people gather to talk about whatever they wish to discuss. Non-critter people are welcome as well. There is no such thing as "off topic" in the Critter Cafe.

To start things off, here is a picture from this last September of my "little woodland friends" enjoying a little cat food.

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Message 1051832 - Posted: 29 Nov 2010, 8:54:26 UTC
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I wonder if ES coud arrange raccoon racing for a bowl of Minnie Mouse food as the prize - and film the results?

Different annual family broods from Angela and from the neighbours.

Could there be racoon versus badger racing as another possibility?

Good morning Angela on this dull cold snowy day.
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Message 1051860 - Posted: 29 Nov 2010, 15:47:35 UTC - in response to Message 1051832.
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I wonder if ES could arrange raccoon racing for a bowl of Minnie Mouse food as the prize - and film the results?

Different annual family broods from Angela and from the neighbours.

Could there be raccoon versus badger racing as another possibility?

Good morning Angela on this dull cold snowy day.

Only a 6 days until I get to see Mickey on the 6th, Shoes on Tuesday, Jacket by Friday.
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Message 1051883 - Posted: 29 Nov 2010, 18:25:47 UTC

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Message 1051896 - Posted: 29 Nov 2010, 19:12:19 UTC
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No raccoons or a knife here, I lost a pocket knife(Like Below, Only in Stainless) that I was given by My Nephew Who inherited 4 years ago(He said He didn't need It that badly, I either lost It at the gas station or at My relatives place, It's most likely gone for good by now), I left a message with My relatives and I looked in and outside of the house, Nothing. How did I lose It? Simple I had a hole in My pocket(corkscrew was always getting caught in the pocket), So I got a needle and some blue thread(cotton over a polyester core) and fixed the hole in pocket of the jeans that I'm currently wearing and since I had the thread out I looked through 3 other pairs, One I could fix, One is too small and the other is falling a part fabric is actually fraying and so It has two holes in the pant leg(It's the last time I buy faded jeans), So now I have 3 usable pairs of Blue Jeans, The 1st two times I had to use a magnifying glass and My glasses to thread the needle, The 3rd time(I'd cut the thread too short on the 2nd pair, So I did the work over again) though I didn't need the magnifying glass. :)


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Message 1051908 - Posted: 29 Nov 2010, 20:42:15 UTC





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Message 1051949 - Posted: 29 Nov 2010, 23:46:59 UTC

Angela you will be happy to know, that I avoided a racoon on the way home. I was on a back road about 3/4 of a mile from my house, and he was very still until I was right on him. He tried to venture out in front of me, but a quick little deviation to the left saved him. I was only doing about 30, but he was really concealed as I came up on him. Whew!

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Message 1051962 - Posted: 30 Nov 2010, 1:03:21 UTC

Thank you Steve!

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Message 1051964 - Posted: 30 Nov 2010, 1:14:41 UTC

Well done Steve and quick reactions
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Message 1051967 - Posted: 30 Nov 2010, 1:17:27 UTC

I would feel terrible if I hurt anything, but in that instant, Angela, and the whole Jeffry family flashed in my head. I would have driven in a ditch if necessary, and been happy about it.

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Message 1052070 - Posted: 30 Nov 2010, 20:10:48 UTC

Grace, get down! Bad kitty!!!

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Message 1052071 - Posted: 30 Nov 2010, 20:36:27 UTC

Ok Grace, come on out now, stop being silly .....


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Message 1052075 - Posted: 30 Nov 2010, 20:48:09 UTC
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I just got word, I have to look for a house for $45,000 or less, As the County HAP program wants to see a credit score of 620 and FHA wants 680 and I have no score or history(lovely), So It's a straight mortgage and I'm going to have ask the seller to pay all of My closing costs, Oh and I can't look at any manufactured homes as their too risky I was told, Even if their on permanent foundations and I know of a few that would do, But that's that on that front, I've got 5 houses ranging from $34,700 to 55,000.00, The one for $55,000(below) has lowered their price over and over again, I'm thinking one more time as It looks ok.


$55,000 and 1299sqft(3 bedrooms & 2 baths)

$40,000 and 1076sqft(3 bedrooms & 2 baths) Lousy cell phone pic I know.

Sorry Grace doesn't even have a house for a tree, yet, Much less a Tree, Although I think She'd climb one If She could, She knocked over the lamp in the front room two nights back, She hasn't tried that again.

Oh and the payment? Around $360.00 a month for 30 years(fixed) which includes everything(Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance).
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Message 1052079 - Posted: 30 Nov 2010, 21:18:57 UTC

She knocked over the lamp in the front room two nights back...

Vic, I feel your pain. I've been home from work with a nasty cold for two days now and as far as I can tell our kittens spend much of each day getting into trouble. Yesterday I caught Zsa Zsa swinging from the drapes in our bedroom. Today I swept up the pieces of some Chinese export pottery I had up on our mantle.

It's a darn good thing that these kittens are unbearably cute and that knick-knacks can be replaced via e-bay.

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Message 1052082 - Posted: 30 Nov 2010, 21:43:13 UTC - in response to Message 1052079.

She knocked over the lamp in the front room two nights back...

Vic, I feel your pain. I've been home from work with a nasty cold for two days now and as far as I can tell our kittens spend much of each day getting into trouble. Yesterday I caught Zsa Zsa swinging from the drapes in our bedroom. Today I swept up the pieces of some Chinese export pottery I had up on our mantle.

It's a darn good thing that these kittens are unbearably cute and that knick-knacks can be replaced via e-bay.

Nothing broken here, Did you see the part of the mortgage and the payment?
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Message 1052144 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 4:15:55 UTC - in response to Message 1052070.

Grace, get down! Bad kitty!!!


Ever since Jake moved in, the Christmas tree requires some special modifications to keep it in a generally vertical attitude.



Fish line is mostly invisible, highlighted here in red. It hasn't totally solved the climbing issues, but has helped to eliminate the need for a complete redecorating session.

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Message 1052146 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 4:24:01 UTC

VW: Where in California do you find stick built houses for 55K??
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Message 1052157 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 5:42:33 UTC - in response to Message 1052146.

VW: Where in California do you find stick built houses for 55K??

Hesperia, Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow & Victorville.
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