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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1580108)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Suzie-Q
A Little 10-year-old girl was walking home, alone, from school one day,
when a big man on a black motorcycle pulls up beside her.

After following along for a while, turns to her and asks,
"Hey there little girl, do you want to go for a ride?"

"NO!" says the little girl as she keeps on walking.

The motorcyclist again pulls up beside her and asks,
"Hey little girl, I will give you $10 if you hop on the back."

"NO!" says the little girl again as she hurries down the street.

The motorcyclist pulls up beside the little girl again and says,
"Okay kid, my last offer! I'll give you 20 Bucks and a Big Bag of Candy
if you will just hop on the back of my bike and we will go for a ride."

Finally, the little girl stops and turns towards him and screams out...
"Look Dad, You're the one who bought the Honda instead of the Harley ...YOU RIDE IT!!"
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1580056)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Happy Birthday jannesetti!

I would really miss the cherries in liquer!
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1579168)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Well, you know me and animals. I was a total blubbering wreck after she slipped away at the vets, and the staff had to let me out the side door with the basket, to avoid going through the waiting room, and it wasn't much different with the burial this morning in the garden. But I did what I have always done for all the cats over the last 30 years here, picked a rose from where she liked to sunbathe and put it with her. I'd like to think she was looking down and appreciated the gesture, but I will never know, it gave me comfort anyway.
.....
Thank you for all your kind thoughts, it is much appreciated. I just feel I'm getting too old for all this raw emotion, you'd think it would get easier over time, but it doesn't seem to. I would have the guts to give the armed forces an order for combat if I had to, yet I can fall apart at the seams over a cat. A long beer o'clock today :-)

I doubt you are the only one here who has felt that way, Chris. To both give and accept such unconditonal love is one of the things that make us human. No shame in it. Worry when you stop feeling that way about cats and other critters......


Amen to that.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1579159)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
An Aussie bloke's wife goes missing whilst diving off the West Australian Coast.
He reports the event, searches fruitlessly and spends a terrible night wondering what could have happened to her.

Next morning there's a knock at the door and he is confronted by a couple of police officers, the old Sarge and a younger Constable.

The Sarge says, "Mate, we have some news for you, unfortunately some really bad news, but, some good news, and maybe some more good news."

"Well, streuth," says the bloke, "I guess I'd better have the bad news first."

The Sarge says, "I'm really sorry mate, but your wife is dead. Young Bill here found her lying at about five fathoms in a little cleft in the reef. He got a line around her and we pulled her up, but she was dead."

The bloke is naturally distressed to hear of this and has a bit of a turn.

But after a few minutes he pulls himself together and asks what the good news is.

The Sarge says, "Well when we got your wife up there were quite a few really good sized lobsters and a swag of nice crabs attached to her, so we've brought you your share."

He hands the bloke a bag with a couple of nice lobsters and four or five meal-sized crabs in it.

"Gee-whizz thanks, mate. They're bloody beauties. I guess it's an ill wind and all that... So, what's the other possible good news?"

"Well," the Sarge says, "If you fancy a quick trip, young Bill and I get off duty at around 11 o'clock... and we're going to shoot over there and pull her up again."
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1578831)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
One of the three kittens I've been taking care of turned out to be
deaf, so I found someone to adopt her who could promise me she'd be
well cared for and an indoor-only cat. I still have her two sisters.

You'd think this would reduce my financial burden but, noooo: dumb old
Sue had to go and scoop up four more feral kittens. They're only about
four or five weeks old. Mama cat left them on my front porch. I'm such
a sucker for feral kittens that now even the mama cats know they should
dump their kids at my house! The kittens were on my porch for a few days
before I grabbed them. When the cat I thought was the mama came to my
front porch, a couple of the kittens ran toward her, but she turned around
and ran away. That really surprised me. I know mamas sometimes reject their
kittens, but after four weeks?!

All four have the nasty eye and nose goop. Seems all the kittens born to
this feral colony have the crud. That means another trip to the vet for
antibiotics. Maybe they'll let me get the meds without bringing the kittens
in. That'll save some money. I won't have to pay for an exam.

Oh well. I've decided I hate kittens. I hate them for the strings they have
tied to my heart.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1578830)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Very sad day in our household. We had to have a our 12 year old black cat put to sleep at the vets this morning. She'd been having minor fits for s couple of weeks now and last night she had a major seizure lasting 30 seconds I had to restrain her until all the shaking and convulsions had stopped. This morning she was wandering around in circles totally disorientated, falling over, dribbling everywhere. The vets confirmed she had had a massive stroke and there was nothing they could do. The kindest thing was to let her go.

RIP Holly, you were a lovely cat.


I'm so sorry, Chris.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1576878)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I'm not sure raccoons run real good.

Raccoons run very well, usually on all fours though. They are extraordinary climbers, but poor jumpers as Es's video illustrates.

Those kittens sure are cute, Suzie-Q! Sorry to hear that there are more.


Actually, that was only one kitten, the deaf one. I just took several photos
of her sleeping on the TV remote from different angles.

The sad thing is that there will always be more.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1576813)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Kittens are just so darn cute!

9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1576807)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Kitten update from Suzie-Q's House of Cats:

One of the kittens I rescued has turned out to be deaf. For that reason I
have located a person who is willing to take in a "special need" kitten and
keep her indoors while caring for her medical needs (vaccination and spay).
This woman has a couple other special needs cats, so she's a good choice, imho.

I still have the other two. Still need to have them vaccinated and spayed
on or around the beginning of November. They'll be five months old at that
point.

Today I saw four tiny kittens on my front porch eating the cat food I put out
for the feral cats. No sign of mama cat. I'm trying to decide what to do. I
have three choices:

1. Ignore them and "let nature take its course."

2. "Rescue" them. That will mean I'll need more money to care for them, first
to rid them of the eye goop problem they have and then to vaccinate and spay/
neuter them. (It seems all of the kittens born to this feral colony have the
eye problem.)

3. Gather them up and hand them over to Animal control, where they will surely
be euthanized (because they're sick).

It's amazing how much I let this sort of thing bother me. Sometimes I wish I
had a very hard heart so that I just wouldn't care.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1576805)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I'm not sure raccoons run real good.


Indeed, they can run quite well, even with paws full of stolen food!



(I have to confess that I crack up every time I watch this gif.)
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1576802)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I can't +1 the raccoon story because the raccoon was most likely
killed so it could be tested for rabies.

That's what the story says.

:-(


My apologies, Suzie-Q, and everyone, for posting the story :-(


In my personal case, no apology necessary. Sad but true, what Chris S
said.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1575818)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I can't +1 the raccoon story because the raccoon was most likely
killed so it could be tested for rabies.

That's what the story says.

:-(
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1574888)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
The happiest baby wombat in the world!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=737132892993961
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1574866)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
When I was a child my father and brothers used fish
eggs as bait for other fish. As far as I'm concerned,
that's the only thing fish eggs are good for. Well,
that and creating little baby fish.

(I don't fish. I don't like fishing. I don't eat fish
eggs in any form, regardless of their status or price.)
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1574128)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
http://i.imgur.com/WfpM7nz.jpg

EDIT: I'll just put the link up until I can find out what happened to these raccoons.


Those look like lemurs.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1572737)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Since the founder of the group to which I belonged is serving time
in a federal prison, I have jumped ship. I am now officially a
Racoon Lover.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1572732)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
https://www.facebook.com/eric.korpela


I sent him a friend request. Thanks, Ang.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1572339)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Here's something for y'all that I found...


You can buy the bone-in bananas for much less, and it's
quite easy to debone them yourself.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1572337)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I do not have a Facebook account, but you can be friends with Eric on Facebook.


Would you be willing to post the URL?
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1572255)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
David posted this on my Facebook timeline. I have no idea why he didn't
post it here. Bashful, I guess. ;-)



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