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    Mom died this morning at 4:15. She hung on...

    Mom died this morning at 4:15. She hung on unbelievably, stubborn being her middle name. How long do you think somebody can go with a minute in between breaths? Quite a while. I was starting to...
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    It will be today. I'm there sitting with her now....

    It will be today. I'm there sitting with her now. They've had her in a hospital gown all week, but this morning, they had just put her in a cat shirt when I got there. "She'd want to be in a cat...
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    Thanks, everybody. She continues to go down....

    Thanks, everybody.

    She continues to go down. I think maybe Friday night or Saturday. She was nothing if not stubborn. :)

    I had a vacation (from both jobs!) scheduled already August 1-3...
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    I spent a good while down there this afternoon. ...

    I spent a good while down there this afternoon. She looks bad, with her occasional twitch-jerks she's had for a few years nearly constant now, and she's running a fever. Unresponsive officially,...
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    Hospice nurse couldn't get any response from her...

    Hospice nurse couldn't get any response from her today. I'm going to skip volunteering at the library and then going to church and choir tomorrow afternoon and go down to the nursing home for...
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    I've had that reaction from many. "You paid what?...

    I've had that reaction from many. "You paid what? And flew her in from the east coast?"

    There is a difference. I love all cats, but there is a difference with good Siamese.
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    Just visited. We're down to days, per the nurse,...

    Just visited. We're down to days, per the nurse, and I could tell she was getting that otherworldly look myself. No more attempts to stand, no more falls, but she will not eat.
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    Short video of seven cats who were hanging around...

    Short video of seven cats who were hanging around the front when I got home. Includes Cotton saying hi. Well, he was saying something else, but I'm sure any feline lover can fill in his words...
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    Thanks. Here is the latest cat T-shirt. I had...

    Thanks.

    Here is the latest cat T-shirt. I had ordered this for Mom a few weeks ago, and I haven't been down there yet since it arrived. Would have been perfect, but I'm not going to take it to...
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    No skewed tails here among the four purebreds...

    No skewed tails here among the four purebreds I've had, but Tenuto alone does have a kink at the end of hers.
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    The Original Cat Lady: Mom

    Taking time for a short update, and I'll give it here. I'm trying to stay out of the off-topic forum. Even the titles of some threads when I don't click on them are more politics than I want to...
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    I've had four Siamese, two current. These were...

    I've had four Siamese, two current. These were purebred; I like throwing in a Meezer along with my ex street cats/shelter cats/wander ups for spice.

    In my experience, they do have different...
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    Speaking of the hobo, he's still hanging around. ...

    Speaking of the hobo, he's still hanging around. He is skittish in the extreme, and I can't get too close, but we hit a landmark yesterday. I have never seen him anywhere but in the garage and back...
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    Bagheera. Such a perfect miniature black...

    Bagheera. Such a perfect miniature black panther.

    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk8/dressagetraks/Bagheera%20in%20Grass%20071216_zps14e8qn78.jpg

    I believe the cats are starting to get...
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    I was just mowing tonight, and the mower started...

    I was just mowing tonight, and the mower started acting like it was running out of gas soon. So I was trying to hurry up and get the current area done, that being the area around the front yard tree...
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    The ONE Thing Not Barked At

    Funny exchange today between me and stepmom.

    A few years ago, stepmom inherited her father's dog, a teacup Chihuahua. I always thought those already came small, but this one is even smaller. ...
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    The four shot shows Beryl, Cotton, Bagheera, and...

    The four shot shows Beryl, Cotton, Bagheera, and Satin. Beryl is still mostly an indoor cat, but she has started requesting to go out sometimes, and since she knows out very well and hardly ever...
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    News from the last few days. We have a new hobo...

    News from the last few days. We have a new hobo hanging around. He is very skittish, and I haven't gotten closer than 10 feet, but I'll sweet talk him down. This one is just going to take a little...
  19. Safe Battery Acid Containment and Mower Battery Vendors

    My gift lawn tractor has stopped working. Now the thing WAS a freebie, and age is unknown (definitely not new), but it was working well. Just refused to start after an enforced sit of a few weeks. ...
  20. PSA: Check Your Amazon Shopping Cart

    You know that section at the top of your Amazon cart that shows recent price changes to items in your cart?

    I have several things in the "saved for later" section of my cart, and that message box...
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    Don't forget My Friend Flicka/Thunderhead/Green...

    Don't forget My Friend Flicka/Thunderhead/Green Grass of Wyoming. These are stories that I enjoyed as a child, but as an adult, I can see SO many more layers and appreciate things much more. Little...
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    Thanks. I'll probably give it a try. Don't...

    Thanks. I'll probably give it a try.

    Don't know if it's on their site generally or not to buy. Might call them and ask.
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    Movie: Run Appaloosa Run

    Has anybody seen this? Worth watching? Worth buying?

    It's in a flyer of sale movies in the monthly Disney movie club mailing. I've never heard of this one. I will assume some Disney...
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    Cory is not from Cat Lady. She was acquired as a...

    Cory is not from Cat Lady. She was acquired as a kitten about four years ago from someone who had found a pregnant mama cat. She was an indoor cat for a while, but after HRH Rosalind, ruler of the...
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    Here's a little video for you if the link works. ...

    Here's a little video for you if the link works. Emily Dickinson, Bagheera, Rascal, Cotton, and Cory. Includes audible purring.

    Please ignore the fact that the grass needs cutting. I've been...
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