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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1505904)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I don't post to often because I am kind of shy and quiet person so with a low voice I'll just wish everyone good health and happiness :)



Hello, Byron!
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1505305)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I confess that I am a bit of a hypocrite. I don't like to kill anything, but
I will kill fleas, mosquitoes, roaches, gnats/midges, flies, ants, termites,
and other bugs that invade my home. If a bee or hornet gets in, I will put
it outside. I have a method where I wait until it's at a window, then I put a
clear glass over it and slide a card between the glass/hornet and the window,
then I use that to carry it outside. I will free flies that are in the window as
long as they are willing to fly out when I open the window for their benefit.

Non-human creatures were on the Earth long before I was - long before my
ancestors were. I'd rather live peacefully along side them than kill them.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1505300)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Well... how I see it is this.

Every one of the creatures we class as "vermin" do have a legitimate and vital part to play in the big ecological picture. We're the ones who have divorced ourselves from that.

They go through trash or rubbish because we put it there.

We've encroached on their natural habitats to the point where our homes are likely to become their homes by the simple fact that we're on each other's turf... and exploiting opportunities for shelter and heat (what they are doing) is what we're doing all the time, only much more destructively.

Perhaps we should be reducing our waste, and building homes that allow us to live alongside, under, and above one another in more harmonious, less destructive ways, I don't know.

I still, daily, see pigeons in London, with feet burned and mangled or missing from making the mistake of perching on a surface coated with creosote. :( Yet they're no more vermin than I am... they are simply, what we're making them... and making them out to be.

I welcome all creatures, because they make me smile and/or because they're fascinating. :)


A big +1!
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1505299)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Marcel dropped by the backyard for a visit last night. We don't see him too often now that he is all grown up, but we always enjoy seeing him when he does decide to come "home" for a little visit (and a snack). After Marcel polished off Spawnie's kibble, he looked around for his grapes. I was out of grapes... bad Raccoon Mother that I am. I was, however, baking sugar cookies at the time and Marcel found one of these to be an acceptable dessert substitute. He sat around on the back porch for another 40 minutes or so, just grooming himself and being bored and hoping that I would come back outside with another cookie for him. I figured one cookie was more than enough for an already pudgy little raccoon boy. When he finally figured out that he was not going to get another cookie, he ambled off.

Life with raccoons is so much fun!!! I simply cannot understand why so many people dislike them.

I don't understand it either Angela :(

Yes, they are so much nicer than possums........


They are so much nicer than people.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1505271)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Suzie-Q
At the National Art Gallery in London, a husband and wife were staring at a portrait that had them completely baffled.

The painting depicted 3 black men totally naked, sitting on a bench.

Two of the figures had black penises but the one in the middle had a pink one.

The curator of the gallery realized that they were having trouble interpreting the painting and offered his personal assessment.

He went on for over half an hour explaining how it depicted the sexual emasculation of the black man in a predominately white, patriarchal society. 'In fact', he pointed out, 'some serious critics believe that the pink penis also reflects the cultural and sociological oppression experienced by gay men in contemporary society'.

After the curator left, an Welshman approached the couple and said, 'Would you like to know what the painting is really about?'

'Now why would you claim to be more of an expert than the curator of the gallery?", asked the couple.

'Because I am the artist, who painted the picture,' he replied. 'In fact, there are no black men there at all. They're just three Welsh coalminers and the man in the middle went home for lunch.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1504237)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
It is very pretty. It reminds me of the royal family because of the
black spots on white fur (like on their robes) and the fur around the
"collar."


:) Yes Suzie... but it's much prettier don't you think?



Indeed.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1503754)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q


This is one of the prettiest moths I've come across since living in London. Stubborn too! No matter how many times I put it out, it kept coming back inside. :)


It is very pretty. It reminds me of the royal family because of the
black spots on white fur (like on their robes) and the fur around the
"collar."
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1503394)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
http://www.buzzfeed.com/lindseyrobertson/secret-agent-raccoons/

I strongly disapprove of whatever is going on in #16. If it's really happening,
it's animal abuse, imho.

But the rest are cute and/or funny.

Be patient. Lots of GIFs. Slow to load.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1503379)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q


LOL!
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1502879)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Bad bad bad event that involves torturing raccoons.

Please go to the website and speak out.

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5415&utm_campaign=0414%20URGENT%20Speak%20Out%20Against%20Raccoon%20Torture%20Event%20Post&utm_source=PETA%20Facebook&utm_medium=Promo

"This Saturday, April 12, Leslie County, Kentucky, is reportedly holding 'Coon on a Log' races! These sadistic events (apparently sponsored by the sheriff's department this year) involve setting frantic dogs loose upon caged raccoons who have been hauled across bodies of water and perched on tiny rafts. Imagine the terror that these wild animals experience as they are snatched from their families, held captive, and then forced to endure this hellish ordeal repeatedly. A spectator at last year's event says that the dogs are allowed to 'bite at' the raccoons, who are sometimes 'knocked into the water' and 'pulled back up to go another round.' The spectator said that one raccoon was even 'bleeding and near death.'"
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1501920)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1501139)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Q:What's the difference between a can of tuna, a piano and a tub of glue?

A:You can tune a piano, but you can't piano a tuna!


But you can BE a piano tuna!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1500774)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
((I'm sorry this is all caps. I copied and pasted and really didn't
want to retype the whole thing.))


A MODERN DAY COWBOY HAS SPENT MANY DAYS CROSSING THE DAKOTA PRAIRIES WITHOUT WATER.

HIS HORSE HAD ALREADY DIED OF THIRST. HE'S CRAWLING ALONG THE DUSTY GROUND, CERTAIN THAT HE HAS BREATHED HIS LAST BREATH, WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN HE SEES AN OBJECT STICKING OUT OF THE GROUND SEVERAL YARDS AHEAD OF HIM.
HE CRAWLS TO THE OBJECT, PULLS IT OUT OF THE GROUND AND DISCOVERS WHAT LOOKS TO BE AN OLD BRIEFCASE.

HE OPENS IT AND OUT POPS A GENIE.

BUT THIS IS NO ORDINARY GENIE.

SHE IS WEARING AN INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE ID BADGE AND A DULL GREY DRESS.
THERE'S A CALCULATOR IN HER POCKETBOOK. SHE HAS A PENCIL TUCKED BEHIND ONE EAR. ''WELL, COWBOY,'' SAYS THE GENIE, ''YOU KNOW HOW I WORK ... YOU HAVE THREE WISHES.''
''I'M NOT FALLING FOR THIS,'' SAID THE COWBOY, ''I'M NOT GOING TO TRUST AN IRS GENIE.''
''WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE? YOU'VE GOT NO TRANSPORTATION, AND IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE A GONER ANYWAY!''

THE COWBOY THINKS ABOUT THIS FOR A MINUTE AND DECIDES THAT THE GENIE IS RIGHT.
''OK! I WISH I WERE ALONG-SIDE A LUSH SPRING WITH PLENTY OF FOOD AND DRINK.''

***POOF***

THE COWBOY FINDS HIMSELF BESIDE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPRING HE HAS EVER SEEN, AND HE'S SURROUNDED WITH JUGS OF WINE AND PLATTERS OF DELICACIES.
''OK, COWPOKE, WHAT'S YOUR SECOND WISH.''
''MY SECOND WISH IS THAT I WAS RICH ....BEYOND MY WILDEST DREAMS.''

***POOF***

THE COWBOY FINDS HIMSELF SURROUNDED BY TREASURE CHESTS FILLED WITH RARE GOLD COINS AND PRECIOUS GEMS.
''OK, COWPUNCHER, YOU HAVE JUST ONE MORE WISH.
BETTER MAKE IT A GOOD ONE!''
AFTER THINKING FOR A FEW MINUTES, THE COWBOY SAYS,
''I WISH THAT NO MATTER WHERE I GO, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN WILL WANT AND NEED ME.''

***POOF***

HE WAS TURNED INTO A TAMPON.

MORAL OF THE STORY:
IF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFERS TO HELP YOU, THERE'S GOING TO BE A STRING
ATTACHED!!!
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1500761)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Geckos are powerful spirit-creatures in Hawai'ian lore, bringing good lock to those they grace with their presence. It was definitely good to have them in our barracks rooms. They usually hung out around the refrigerator, and took care of the cockroaches and centipedes for us....


Someone else told me something similar - that gekkos bring good
luck. If that were true I'd be very, very lucky. I'm not. So I can confirm
that this is not true.

Or maybe it's because I'm not Hawaiian. ;-)
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1500463)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I turned on the heater for a short time this morning and this little guy
crawled out of the vent in the living room ceiling. It's a Mediterranean
Gekko. There are zillions of them here in central Texas. They eat bugs.
This guy is about as big as they get - about five inches long.

16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1498580)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I hope this works as I was in stitches.....

Not as naughty as you may think :-)

It took me to a Facebook page but the content was blank.

It worked for me and I just shared it.


It's working for me now, too.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1498294)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
This is one of the hundreds of types of longhorn beetles. It has been
on my patio door all day. Its body is one inch long.


This moth is on my dining room wall today. It's 3/4" from wingtip to
wingtip. It's not only pretty (imho), but it also matches my decor!


Now that spring is here I'm sure I'll be seeing more and more
interesting bugs!
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1498291)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1498290)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I hope this works as I was in stitches.....

Not as naughty as you may think :-)



It took me to a Facebook page but the content was blank.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1497727)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
These are old photos of my cat, PC (may he rest in peace), watching a video
made especially for cats. My other cats didn't enjoy it as much as PC did.


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