Posts by Angela

21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 2025975)
Posted 2 Jan 2020 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Happy New Year readers of the Critter Cafe!!!
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What Are You Reading? (Message 2023052)
Posted 14 Dec 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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I just finished Richard Russo's Straight Man. If you are part of a department large enough to have internal politics, especially academic internal politics, you will find that novel hilarious.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW #290 (Message 2023051)
Posted 14 Dec 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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I've got pie. Three pumpkin pies. Want one?

As tempting as pumpkin pie sounds, I will stick with my salad. We have a big family holiday party on Sunday, so I'm trying to be good today.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Oto - Rèmy-Luc Auberjonois dead at 79 (Message 2023049)
Posted 14 Dec 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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R.I.P.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW #290 (Message 2023047)
Posted 14 Dec 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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I should NOT have looked at that photo of pecan pie, next to some sort of yummy "adult beverage".

Eric is at a dinner meeting tonight and I was planning to have a nice big virtuous salad for dinner, but now I want pie, gosh darn it!!!
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW #290 (Message 2022580)
Posted 10 Dec 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Happy belated birthday, Carlos.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW #290 (Message 2022296)
Posted 8 Dec 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Oh well.

9 grand children want their xmas present. :)


Then I wish Rosi happy shopping! As a grandmother I am guessing she enjoys picking out special toys for the little ones. As an auntie of little ones, I opt out of Xmas madness by contributing to their college (university) savings accounts.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW #290 (Message 2021531)
Posted 3 Dec 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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[quote]Survived Black Friday without leaving home!
I saved 100%


LOL!!! Me too.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : the furnaces have been switched on... (Message 2020727)
Posted 27 Nov 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Welcome home!
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - # 72 (Message 2020726)
Posted 27 Nov 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Raccoon version of the chicken dance?
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 2020410)
Posted 24 Nov 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Hmmmm.... I've never tried Cheerios with my little woodland friends
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 2019563)
Posted 18 Nov 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Hi back 'atcha Byron!

Vic, "Graham" and "Crackers" are pretty cute names for blond raccoons, as they are very much the same color as those beloved preschool snacks. I'll see what Eric thinks tonight, but I think we may have a winner.

Fuzzball is turning out to be quite the friendly and easily trained raccoon kit. He reminds me of Artemis, so Eric had better watch his toes!!!
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW #289 (Message 2018759)
Posted 13 Nov 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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We had chicken thighs in a mushroom/herb sauce last week. Eric and I both eat meat, but I cook vegetarian often.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 2018758)
Posted 13 Nov 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Hazelnut Tanuki is now visiting nightly with her one baby, whom we have named Fuzzball. It is unusual for a raccoon as young as Hazelnut to only have one surviving kit in the fall, so something must have happened to the other babies that she undoubtedly conceived. Raccoons are particularly susceptible to distemper (both canine and feline), so sadly the smart money is on disease. On the other hand, I saw a great horned owl on a lamp post behind our backyard last night. Great horned owls prefer rodents, but will eat skunks, cats, baby raccoons etc. This was a particularly large and beautiful owl, and I was really glad I had managed to get both of our indoor/outdoor cats in for the night.

Marilyn has been visiting regularly with two darling little blond babies. We really haven't settled on names for these two kits yet, and so if you would like to name a raccoon baby please offer suggestions.

The best raccoon names tend to be unisex, as we never know if the kits are male or female until I teach them to stand up to request food. Since these are blond babies, we would appreciate name suggestions that imply blondness or redness in their coats. For example, their great grandmother was Snowball, their grandmother was Rusty, their mother is Marilyn, and their uncle is Fabio (Fabio is the raccoon formerly known as Farrah, until he stood up and we realized how inappropriate the name Farrah was.)

Fabio visits every once in a while. He has become a surprisingly large and devastatingly handsome male raccoon. Our blond raccoons don't tend to run large, so I was surprised at how big Fabio had become.

I don't know if litter size is genetically linked to blond/cinnamon colored coats, but our blonds tend to have small litters of 1-2 kits. whether the mama is young or old. Our more typically colored raccoons tend to have surviving litters of 3-5 kits in the fall, unless the mama is getting on in years. Old Threesie, for example, had one surviving baby who we called Fat Baby. The next year Old Threesie didn't return, and we assume she passed over the Raccoon Rainbow Bridge. Fat Baby never had to compete for food with siblings, hence his chubby stature.

Anyway, looking forward to name suggestions for our two blond babies.

Thanks!!!
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW #289 (Message 2018756)
Posted 13 Nov 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Winner, winner, chicken dinner... well, actually it was a vegetarian pasta dish.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 2018344)
Posted 10 Nov 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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'Ol Pookers is at a football game and I'm spending most of the evening scrubbing floors.

I think I need to get liberated...
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW #289 (Message 2015910)
Posted 19 Oct 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Did I win?
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 2015909)
Posted 19 Oct 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Marilyn has two babies - both blond raccoons. The kits are really skittish so haven't been able to get a decent picture yet.

Fabio, Marilyn's brother, visited last night. He has really gotten big. Part of one of his ears is gone, presumably from a fight.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dementia Research - Supporting Blurf's Fundraising Efforts (Message 2012337)
Posted 17 Sep 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Blurf, a long time member of our community, a former moderator for this project and a friend of ours for many years, is raising money for Dementia Research.

Eric and I are honored to support Blurf in his efforts to fund dementia research. If you would like to join us, here is a link to Blurf's fundraising page:

http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=12576&pg=personal&px=16479141
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW (The Last Person To Post Here Wins) #288 (Message 2011718)
Posted 12 Sep 2019 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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4 AM Insomnia Win!!! Yay Team Insomnia!!!


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