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Message 1443292 - Posted: 17 Nov 2013, 4:35:40 UTC

Welcome friends to the 19th installment of the Critter Cafe.

If you are new to the Critter Cafe, welcome! We have only two rules here.

1. Nothing is off topic
2. All are welcome

Critter Cafe Installment #19 is dedicated to our recently departed friend, John Clark. John was a frequent poster in the Critter Cafe and I know we are all feeling his loss deeply.

In light of John's love of dogs, here is a recent picture of me with my buddy Adam. Adam is a Transylvanian Hound.

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Message 1443295 - Posted: 17 Nov 2013, 4:40:43 UTC

Angela, You have a vampire dog out in the sun?

And its nice that you have dedicated it to John. I loved his humor.
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Message 1443306 - Posted: 17 Nov 2013, 5:35:47 UTC - in response to Message 1443295.

Angela, You have a vampire dog out in the sun?

And its nice that you have dedicated it to John. I loved his humor.


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Message 1443353 - Posted: 17 Nov 2013, 11:06:06 UTC

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Message 1443396 - Posted: 17 Nov 2013, 16:14:11 UTC

I blew up the picture so I could see your face, and it made Adam's face look like a vulture.

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Message 1443450 - Posted: 17 Nov 2013, 19:10:43 UTC - in response to Message 1443292.

Adam is a Transylvanian Hound.

Do you borrow him specially for Halloween?

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Message 1443527 - Posted: 17 Nov 2013, 22:20:05 UTC
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I blew up the picture so I could see your face, and it made Adam's face look like a vulture.

Dude, I have enough chins without you adding any!!!


Do you borrow him specially for Halloween?

LOL!!!!!! I do love a theme and "attention to detail" is my middle name, but Adam happens to live year round (even in October) with my cousin Maria. Maria and I went for a little walk and Adam could not be convinced to stay home. Eric and I don't have any dogs, but whenever we want to walk one we can generally find one. Most often we walk our neighbor's dog Maya. Maya is mostly half lab and mostly half Rhodesian Ridgeback, so she loves people and wants to hunt every cat in the neighborhood.

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Message 1443541 - Posted: 17 Nov 2013, 23:32:14 UTC - in response to Message 1443527.

Angela, Loved the picture of you! You are very pretty :-)
Yes, the dog was ok. Thanks for sharing!
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Message 1443573 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 0:48:03 UTC - in response to Message 1443527.

I blew up the picture so I could see your face, and it made Adam's face look like a vulture.

Dude, I have enough chins without you adding any!!!

You do? I didn't notice. But after growing my beard, I decided my father was right: it hides 3 or 4 chins.

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Message 1443596 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 2:07:33 UTC

Most everyone who knows me in life and online (mostly on Facebook) already knows
that I keep a very messy house. I seldom clean. Honestly. This is due, mostly, to my
suffering from chronic fatigue and depression. So to those of you who don't already
know, I'm not revealing any secrets here. That being said, I have been finding evidence
of raccoons in places where there is no food out for them to steal. The photo below is
of the TV stand in my TV room, which is not a great distance from the food - only
about 25 feet (7.62 meters). Still, there is no food in that room, so what was the
raccoon looking for? (I dragged my finger through the dust a day or two before the
footprint showed up.)


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Message 1443604 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 3:33:46 UTC - in response to Message 1443596.

...Still, there is no food in that room, so what was the
raccoon looking for?...

Food. You know there was no food there, but the raccoon did not know that until he/she checked it out. A raccoon's motto is "you never know until you try".

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Message 1443608 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 3:49:15 UTC - in response to Message 1443604.

...Still, there is no food in that room, so what was the
raccoon looking for?...

Food. You know there was no food there, but the raccoon did not know that until he/she checked it out. A raccoon's motto is "you never know until you try".


I suppose that makes sense.

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Message 1443628 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 5:11:00 UTC

Raccoons like to watch movies while you're asleep. They are very sneaky and bring their own headphones.
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Message 1443630 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 5:14:55 UTC

Leave some popcorn out for them. They like to eat popcorn when they are watching movies.

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Message 1443706 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 13:53:04 UTC

Thank you Angela:) Nice picture!
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Message 1443944 - Posted: 19 Nov 2013, 0:50:16 UTC

Poor baby. But it was rescued.

http://www.local10.com/news/firefighters-rescue-raccoon/-/1717324/23010554/-/idvvpn/-/index.html
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Message 1443952 - Posted: 19 Nov 2013, 1:19:51 UTC - in response to Message 1443628.

bring their own headphones.

I heard that the less affluent Raccoons can read lips......
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Message 1445886 - Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 6:22:18 UTC

Canadians rescue shark choking on moose guts

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Message 1446207 - Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 7:31:36 UTC
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I had a close encounter with a raccoon Friday night. I was in the bedroom and heard
a commotion in the kitchen. I assumed the cats had knocked something over, as they
often do. I went out to look but didn't notice anything, that is until I saw one of the
cats looking at the kitchen window rather oddly. That's when I noticed the frightened
raccoon on the windowsill praying to the raccoon god that, if he/she stayed real still,
no one would see it. Prayer unanswered. I saw it. So I went over and talked gently and
calmly. The dogs hadn't seen it, which was a very good thing. The absence of barking
certainly played a part in its keeping calm. I opened the window behind it with no
issue. When it realized the window was open it calmly went out, hesitating a little bit,
no doubt to decide which was the best way to proceed. It stuck its nose up a couple of
times, and didn't bother with the few bits of dry dog food I offered. Eventually it
climbed down and disappeared.

What had happened was that I'd run out of cat food, so the furry little rascal decided
to see if there was anything else in the kitchen to munch. It apparently was attempting
to get up on the refrigerator (where it would have found an open box of Honey Nut
Cheerios), when it came face to face with one of my cats that likes to rest up there from
time to time. The commotion was a couple of empty, plastic, gallon water bottles falling
to the floor.

There must be no limit to how far these creatures will explore looking for replacement
food. I've been leaving less and less cat food out at night. Eventually I'll leave none out
overnight, hoping the raccoons will realize the gravy train has finally left the station. (I'll
continue to leave some outside.) But I won't be surprised if I should wake up one night
to dogs chasing raccoons out of my bedroom!

(I thought about taking a picture, but not until it was too late.)
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Message 1446208 - Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 7:32:56 UTC - in response to Message 1445886.

Canadians rescue shark choking on moose guts


I'd have done the same thing.
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