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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1562991)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Good luck Suzie! Me I wish I could put up a petition here too, but alas I think I can't, it just involves legislation and SSI. I have 84 signatures so far.


Thanks. I just sent you a friend request.
Also, your "2015" link doesn't work.

If you like, send me a private message with the link to your
petition.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1562989)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Thank you Donald. You are a very nice man.

I do what I can. I also have 3 semi-feral cats living in my yard, plus several neighborhood cats that visit regularly and dine at my kitty restaurant. Only one will come to me and let me rub her, but the others seem to recognize my voice, and will let me get within arm's length before they move away. So I know what Suzie is dealing with. Plus, her fundly page says she's an Army veteran, and we vets take care of our own.....


I am an Army veteran. I served 22 years. Retired in 1993.

Thank you, Donald!
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1562988)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Suzie-Q
And Suzie-Q I have no problem with your request in the Critter Cafe to help fund the medical treatment of the kittens you have found. In fact, I can think of no better venue to post it than a place where Critter People gather. I see that you set the "default" request to $35, and so with that Eric and I were happy to start off your campaign yesterday. Wishing you the best of success!

And now we are 3. Tried to donate Saturday evening (would have been first), but got the spinning pinwheel and a "Done but errors on page" message when I hit "Submit". Tried again today, got same result on both XP/IE-8 boxes. So I go try on one of my Mac G4s running Safari - and it goes right through. Go figure.


I could say something elitist about Macs and Mac users, but
I won't. (No need, really.) ;-)
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1562987)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Suzie-Q
That raccoon picture is not of a skinny adult raccoon. It is a raccoon kit!!! Please note the little darling's proportions. They are perfect.

Skinny, sick, under-fed adult raccoons have big heads, adult limb lengths and long adult tails on skinny bodies. This baby looks as a baby should... adorable and perfect in every way!!!

And Suzie-Q I have no problem with your request in the Critter Cafe to help fund the medical treatment of the kittens you have found. In fact, I can think of no better venue to post it than a place where Critter People gather. I see that you set the "default" request to $35, and so with that Eric and I were happy to start off your campaign yesterday. Wishing you the best of success!


Thank you so much!!!

The default amount must have been set by the Fundly people. I
didn't do that. It looks like $10 is the minimum, but I wish
they'd set it to $5. And when I put those $100 things up, it
made it look like you have to donate that much. I tried to delete
them, but couldn't.

Anyway, thank you again!!!!!!!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1561399)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
If momma spider disappears, I want to bring the first egg sac
into the house and put it in a comfy container so I can watch
the babies emerge. Once they do, I'll put them outside.

Correct me if I'm wrong but don't they usually hold, like, hundreds of kids? Once the first ones pop out... :)


A bunch, yeah! I'll do something like stretch cheesecloth across
the top so they can't escape. As soon as I see them coming out, I'll
put them outside and take the top off the jar (or whatever).
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1561269)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
If momma spider disappears, I want to bring the first egg sac
into the house and put it in a comfy container so I can watch
the babies emerge. Once they do, I'll put them outside.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1561267)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Hey Folks,

I've decided to swallow my pride and beg for money to help
me care for three feral kittens I scooped up. They all have
the eye mucus problem that is probably an upper respiratory
infection and need medical attention.

If you're inclined to help, here's a link to my fundraiser:
http://fundly.com/help-with-feral-kittens

There is a detailed description there about what I'll use the
funds for. I promise you can trust me.

(I hope the forum moderators don't mind my posting this. If
I've broken some rule, I apologize in advance.)

You are not promoting a commercial venture, so I think it's OK.
You are going to have and hold and pet those kitties, so long as you all shall live?


Actually I'm hoping to get them healthy and spayed and then
find furever homes for them. I aready have enough of my own!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1560978)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Hey Folks,

I've decided to swallow my pride and beg for money to help
me care for three feral kittens I scooped up. They all have
the eye mucus problem that is probably an upper respiratory
infection and need medical attention.

If you're inclined to help, here's a link to my fundraiser:
http://fundly.com/help-with-feral-kittens

There is a detailed description there about what I'll use the
funds for. I promise you can trust me.

(I hope the forum moderators don't mind my posting this. If
I've broken some rule, I apologize in advance.)
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1560977)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Same spider, different egg sac. She's been busy. She's got
two egg sacs about two feet apart. I haven't seen the male
for a while. Maybe he was lunch. (Do argiopes eat their mates?)

10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1560975)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Thanks Suzie!! Nice link :)

I found an enormous tegeneria gigantica (spelling might be wrong) last night :) I had to move him to one of my cat-free zones indoors so that he stayed gorgeous...

of course, I know some people aren't keen on spiders...



... but I'm very fond of them :)


The spelling was close enough for me to look it up on Google.

There was a spider that looked a bit like that one in my house a
couple of days ago, but it was in a place where I couldn't access
it. God only knows where it is now.


I've actually seen two separate news items in recent days where some
Darwin Award candidate burned a house down trying to kill a spider.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1560380)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
City spiders are getting bigger - but that's a good thing

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/city-spiders-are-getting-bigger--but-thats-a-good-thing-20140821-106las.html
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1559870)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Ang, Is this one of your friends, seen in Day in Pictures - SFgate.



It looks mighty thin. (At least, compared to the ones I see in
my backyard.) (And my dining room.)
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1558438)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
My spider is still in the same place. Her web is right next to a light
that stays on all night and attracts a lot of insects, so she eats
well in that spot. This morning she was feasting on a cicada. (Don't
worry. There are plenty more where that one came from!)
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1554826)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
WE'RE EXPECTING!

This egg sac appeared overnight. (I wish I'd been able to watch its construction.)

Mother is doing fine. Father is still in the same place, off to the side of the mom's area.
Her web isn't there anymore. I don't know if she'll rebuild or move. When the female
on my front porch created her egg sac, she moved off to the other side of the porch
and then disappeared completely.

15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1552718)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Crowd funding


I've tried that twice, I think, with no success.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1552715)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?


Actually I do have a light in my freezer.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1551507)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
/off topic/
It just occured to me that automobile manufacturers should be against "driverless
cars." It could possibly affect the number of cars sold. Think about it: Two adults
with two jobs need two cars. But if I have a driverless car, I can just program the
car to go home once I get to work so that my spouse can use it to get to his/her
job. The one car gets programmed to go to whomever needs it next. No need to
buy a second car.
/back on topic/

Raccoons and such.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1551429)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q


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19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1551407)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
A cute couple is visiting my backyard today.

Here's the female (wrapping up the leftovers):



And here's her boyfriend:



In case you didn't know, a male argiope spider can often be seen at the edge
of the female's web. (This is the first time I've seen one in spite of checking every
web I have ever seen.) The male is much smaller than the female.

I'd like to think this is one of the offspring of the female that left the big egg sac
on my front porch a few months ago.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1550069)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Thank you, Vic, Esme and Lynn, for the gardening compliments.

Truth be told, our garden looked much better in early June than it does now. We have a severe drought going on here in California. My front yard is bone dry and very brown. My backyard is only marginally greener because I have been using water to grow some vegetables and to keep our fruit trees alive. In early June it was cooler and rain was not a distant memory. Now everything is brown and dying.


It bewilders me that California has not started up their desalination
plants. They were deemed too expensive and were shut down, but
with this drought going on as long as it has, you'd think they'd
reconsider.


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