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Lady Maelin Apr 8 2011 11:36 PM

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We had a cat a few years back that use to present us with all kinds of little goodies she'd caught and put them on our front doorstep...birds, squirrels, and once a field mouse that she lovingly brought into the living room instead and dropped at my feet...only problem was it was still alive and started running all over the place, the minute she let it go... trying to get away. The cat was so proud of herself, and didn't quite understand why my husband and I were yelling so much about the wonderful toy she'd brought us to play with...YUCK!!!

Samsara Apr 9 2011 08:43 AM

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I my cat did that to me with a cockroach once. I thought I was going to die.

Of everything living being that exists on this planet, I hate cockroaches the most. They scare the living you - know - what out of me. I'd rather bump into Dracula in a dark alley one night, then get close to one of those.... things..... :eek:

Allen Apr 9 2011 09:25 AM

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Don't feel bad. Out here in the country, the cats usually go out and kill mice and rats, then leave them lay. If it's a rat, then Bob wants to play with it. Harry, our other outside dog, goes out and finds things that Bob then brings home. Yesterday alone, I bagged up 2 pieces of deer hide and a dead rat. In years past, before Bob, when Rip was still alive, the boys bought home dead armadillos, along with the occasional oppossum. Now that it's spring, and Bob has been running with Harry, things should get interesting. I forsee a summer of picking up All Things Dead.

Last night, well actually this morning about 4 AM, the dogs started barking and ran up into the woods behind the house. All of a sudden, something replied to their barking. Had to have been a young coyote, seperated from the pack. He didn't bark, he screamed. Or howled at nearly soprano heights, whatever. We've never had one that close to the house before. Quite a sound.

Priscilla Apr 9 2011 09:50 AM

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Coyotes can make the strangest sounds! We get them in the back yard sometimes, but mostly they stay in the 30 acres of woods behind us. Another creature that makes odd/scarey sounds is the fisher cat. That can sound like a crying/screeching human baby! :eek: We have them around here too! :crazy:

Hans Apr 9 2011 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Priscilla (Post 174600)
Coyotes can make the strangest sounds! We get them in the back yard sometimes, but mostly they stay in the 30 acres of woods behind us. Another creature that makes odd/scarey sounds is the fisher cat. That can sound like a crying/screeching human baby! :eek: We have them around here too! :crazy:

Fisher cat? Hmm, a fisher. I had to look that up. Never heard of them or seen them, not even in captivity. Me, suburb boy... :)

Priscilla Apr 9 2011 09:01 PM

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Today we went to see Mike in the production of Street Scene at Western CT state university, where he is a senior. He had a small but very fun part in what turned out to be a rather somber and odd show. Let's just say it was interesting and leave it at that. I liked The Magic Flute much better last year. Anyway, there was one interesting tidbit in the show that I thought people might get a kick out of. There is a little dog that is a small part of the performance. The particular dog they used is a Champion five year old male Tibetan Spaniel. It was very cute. The best part was it's name. Are you ready for this?

C.H. Dragonsong Britwalds Presley P. Phypers (Queenie).

What would be the odds that his owner is a fan of Anne's work?!

Here's a photo of the little cutie.

http://s89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...t=DSCN1404.jpg

Lady Maelin Apr 10 2011 12:46 AM

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Well I am sorry to hear that the show wasn't all that you were hoping for...but at least you were all there to give Mike your support. Cute little dog but he doesn't seem big enough for the H U G E name he has to carry around...and yes I agree, his owner must be a fan of Anne's.

Dragon Fan Apr 10 2011 04:41 PM

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Never heard of a fisher cat until a team in the Eastern league, (A minor league baseball Team) started playing the local team in Altoona, PA. They are the "New hampshire Fisher cats" Go figure, learn something new all the time.

Sandi Apr 10 2011 06:03 PM

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No fisher cats in these parts. We do have bobcats and little red foxes, both of which can make some strange noises in the night.

It is funny the names they hang on purebred animals these days. They do the same thing to horses and cats. When I was a kid my dad brought home a dachshund with a mouthful name but as far as he was concerned his name was Rudy.

My grandson who recently turned four was in the wedding of one of his uncles over the weekend. He was the "Ring Bear" and his duty was to escort his five year old cousin who was the flower girl. Well, flower girl froze and Matthew was told to go on up the aisle. He knew cousin was supposed to throw flowers so, as he made his way to the front, he pulled the flower off his lapel and threw it as one of his Aunts!

Priscilla Apr 10 2011 08:32 PM

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Oh goodness! That is priceless. I hope you got that on video or at least a still photo! Kids do the funniest things. Well, flowers were supposed to be "strewn" and he did the best he could. :lol:

Lady Maelin Apr 10 2011 11:26 PM

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Sandi...that sound priceless and lets hope someone got a photo of him for you.

That *Fisher Cat* is mighty UGLY:crazy:...and very fierce looking. I have never hear of it either...
but it does look oddly familar:think:...perhaps it's because if looks a bit like a ferret, only B I G G E R :eek:.

AnnMarie Apr 11 2011 05:02 PM

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BOy howdy Sandi, are you ever right about the sounds fox make at night! When we were living in Putnoe, I was woken by what I thought was a child on the street in distress.... turned out to be a family of fox playing in the middle of the avenue!

Sandi Apr 11 2011 10:07 PM

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There used to be a beautiful (to me) little red fox that would come around at night. It made the most amazing noises but didn't seem to harm anything. I haven't seen it in a long time, though.

I tried to post a picture of Matthew and Stevanie over in the Exhibit Hall section but I think I've forgotten how.

Samsara Apr 11 2011 10:29 PM

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I absolutely love foxes! I think they are very misunderstood animals. I HATE that they are considered vermin (not sure about elsewhere, but here they are). They are what they are - they can't help it.

mawra Apr 12 2011 08:43 PM

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Kibby and I saw a fisher cat at a zoo one time. It was a beautiful cat. IF I can get photobucket to load I will post a pic.

mawra Apr 12 2011 08:50 PM

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Fisher cat at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. It looks like several of our cats.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...fishingcat.jpg

Samsara Apr 12 2011 09:08 PM

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Cool, I have never seen one before. How big are they Mawra?

GinnyStar Apr 12 2011 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by mawra (Post 174787)
Fisher cat at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. It looks like several of our cats.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...fishingcat.jpg

Did Kibby use that image for a while over at NKT, Maw?

Lady Maelin Apr 12 2011 11:14 PM

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This is what Google has listed for a *Fisher Cat*...and according to Wikapedia, it seems to be considered part of the weasel family...with quite nasty fang type teeth...:eek:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...rCatforMoM.jpg

P'ter Apr 13 2011 05:02 AM

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looks like it is halfway to being an otter.

Samsara Apr 13 2011 05:57 AM

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Thats because otters are part of the weasel family too. :)

Actually they are from the family known as Mustelids (Mustelidae), which includes weasels, stoats, minks, skunks, otters and ferrets (both wild and domestic). These are animals that have scent glands.

I used to have pet ferrets, so I know a little about the family. Ferrets are very misunderstood animals. Domestic ferrets are fairly different to their wild cousins. A domestic ferret for one thing is a lot smaller then the wild ones, and contrary to popular belief, domestic ferrets cannot survive in the wild.

Sorry, even though I don't actually have ferrets anymore, I can't resist the opportunity to tell people about them. They truly are misunderstood animals. They actually make really wonderful, affectionate pets - but they do require a lot of care, and are probably not for everyone. Since they are Mustelids, they can be a little bit smelly.... ;)

But they rock! :good:

Allen Apr 13 2011 07:49 AM

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As explained in Wikipedia, that last animal is a fisher, a member of the family containing martens, weasels, and so on. It is sometimes erroneously called a fisher cat. It's native to North America.

The first animal pictured it a Fishing Cat, native to Asia.

mawra Apr 13 2011 09:45 AM

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Ginny, I had posted the pic a couple of years ago.

The fisher cat in not a big cat. I don't think they are as big as a labrador retrever.

mawra Apr 13 2011 10:05 AM

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I was wrong, the cat is a fishing cat not fisher cat.
According to the National Zoo website the females are about 15 pounds and the males can get up to 25 pounds. Here is a link to their website

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/As.../factsheet.cfm

Sandi Apr 16 2011 11:46 AM

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Yesterday was a blustery day in my region. Just in the county I live in there were four tornadoes reported over a period of hours. I feel like I'm living under some sort of umbrella. Not far away in all directions there was damage and destruction and, unfortunately, even death but right here in the little spot where I am there was only heavy rain and some wind.

AnnMarie Apr 16 2011 04:17 PM

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Just spent the last week running to wakes and funerals and am trying to find a good home for two very sweet cats (Their human mom was one of the people who passed on this past week) Nick's car is at the transmission shop. Which meant he took mine to work on Friday, and will take it again Monday. And he missed out on NEETH today, because I will NOT let him take my vehicle that far. Meriah and I went to PINS FOR PETS last night...a fundraiser for PET CONNECTION. That was the highlight of the week

Kat Apr 16 2011 06:25 PM

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I'm awaiting a phone call from Kayleigh's boyfriend's mom to say they're picture ready.

She's girlyfying the kid..soooo not my dept.

They're off to junior prom. When did this happen where my kid is old enough for boyfriends and prom?

Pics later..

Kat Apr 16 2011 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Sandi (Post 175007)
Yesterday was a blustery day in my region. Just in the county I live in there were four tornadoes reported over a period of hours. I feel like I'm living under some sort of umbrella. Not far away in all directions there was damage and destruction and, unfortunately, even death but right here in the little spot where I am there was only heavy rain and some wind.


We seem to be missing out as well. Atlanta area has been clobbered two weeks running but by the time it makes it across the state to us it's mostly rain and some wind.

mawra Apr 16 2011 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Sandi (Post 175007)
Yesterday was a blustery day in my region. Just in the county I live in there were four tornadoes reported over a period of hours. I feel like I'm living under some sort of umbrella. Not far away in all directions there was damage and destruction and, unfortunately, even death but right here in the little spot where I am there was only heavy rain and some wind.

I have felt that way most of the winter. People were getting slamed with snow and sleet and very cold weather. Even when weather people called for us to get slammed we got very little.

Rianne Apr 16 2011 08:12 PM

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we have beautiful whether where i am, sunny and in the mid 70s. ( but it is supposed to rain later this week.:( )

kevia Apr 16 2011 08:29 PM

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We had a line of thunderstorms move through here today, and some places got a lot of damage, but it was just wind, rain, thunder/lightning here. Probably the same system as Kat.

Lady Maelin Apr 16 2011 10:23 PM

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Sandi...I think you've been through enough lately...so lets
hope that you area continues to stay under your protective umbrella...:umbrella:

That goes for you too Kat and Kevia...stay safe...please.:nod:


Rianne...I live in CA too and we can always use some nice rain
as long as it doesn't cause any more mud sildes in the burn
areas....or wash out my new grass seed...UGG...:crazy:

Hans Apr 17 2011 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Kat (Post 175016)
I'm awaiting a phone call from Kayleigh's boyfriend's ...

Kayleigh's boyfriend? Gee, time DOES fly :grin:

Kat Apr 17 2011 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Hans (Post 175052)
Kayleigh's boyfriend? Gee, time DOES fly :grin:

Yes,boyfriend. I know about time and as a lot of folks have known her since she was little we can all suffer together feeling old. :sorry:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77...t/img_0520.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77...t/img_0518.jpg

Hans Apr 17 2011 03:50 PM

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She's beautiful Kat! She did grow up a little during the last hm... what's it since we first "met", 10-11 years :)

Yes, let's feel old together, maybe sharing will make the feeling less hm... intense :)

Lady Maelin Apr 17 2011 10:56 PM

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kat...Quite a beautiful young lady, you have for a daughter.

jube Apr 18 2011 03:25 AM

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Kat, you have a beautiful daughter.

We have a new baby in the house ......















































:D ................. a puppy named Bella who is a bitzer (Border Collie x Rottweiler). Made you think, didn't I? Photo to come.

GinnyStar Apr 19 2011 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by mawra (Post 175022)
I have felt that way most of the winter. People were getting slamed with snow and sleet and very cold weather. Even when weather people called for us to get slammed we got very little.

We are to be get hit with another snow storm, and then rain later on this week. :eek::roll: so If I'm not on line much it the weather, we are right in the middle of the heavy snow line.

AnnMarie Apr 19 2011 05:56 PM

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Kat
, she is BEAUTIFUL! That dress suits her coloring well, and she just looks full of joy, as well.

mawra Apr 19 2011 11:47 PM

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Kat, your daughter is a beautiful young lady.
Every time I mention that Kibby is going to be 16 this year Hubby tell me to shut up. He is trying to denine that his little girl is not so little anymore. She is taller than I am.

I hope all who got slammed with storms this past week are safe. North Caralina got the worst of it I think. More deaths there than anywhere else.


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