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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:23 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

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Fools ..... you are all fools!!!  Stay indoors like god intended!


nah...need to get out... otherwise you can't get pics like mine on here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-11854316

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bartali wrote:
Fools ..... you are all fools!!!  Stay indoors like god intended!


I hope you're not referring to Mrs SR in such a manner. Men have died slowly and painfully for much less. Smile

My photo was taken from an upstairs window. I've only ventured outside today to dig out a car so Mrs SR could take the kids to school and to fill the coal scuttle. I stocked up on a month's supply of baked beans yesterday before the weather closed in, so we're in good shape to survive.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice shot there Slapshot.

We visited Ms G's folks up in Skipton and missed the snow there just in time only to come home to Kent and get snowed in here! Figure that one out.  Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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SS ... is your house suspended from a crane?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not the best photo as taken in the dead of night .... but this is my little boy Jack experiencing snow for the first time. (Until recently he was a 'house cat'.)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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SS ... is your house suspended from a crane?


Yeah...it's cheaper than paying for land up here!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not the best photo as taken in the dead of night .... but this is my little boy Jack experiencing snow for the first time. (Until recently he was a 'house cat'.)


What do you mean by a house-cat? An indoor cat? Why the change (to an outdoor one?). Was he an indoor cat for a few months when he was a kitten so now that he is bigger he can be let outside? Our cat roams where he pleases. Always thought whether he'd be safer and healthier if he was just indoors. And i'll get no nasty suprises that he brings to the bedroom at 5am!

I'm sure Kathy would disapprove of my thoughts.

Just curious what you all as cat owners think.

Nice pic BTW
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guiness wrote:
Bartali wrote:
Not the best photo as taken in the dead of night .... but this is my little boy Jack experiencing snow for the first time. (Until recently he was a 'house cat'.)


What do you mean by a house-cat? An indoor cat? Why the change (to an outdoor one?). Was he an indoor cat for a few months when he was a kitten so now that he is bigger he can be let outside? Our cat roams where he pleases. Always thought whether he'd be safer and healthier if he was just indoors. And i'll get no nasty suprises that he brings to the bedroom at 5am!

I'm sure Kathy would disapprove of my thoughts.

Just curious what you all as cat owners think.

Nice pic BTW


Our three hooligans are very indoor cats, Tonks especially and though dabbled with the snow last year is quite happy sitting on a windowsill looking out at the idiots in the snow.

Any way Ollie had his first "play" the other day but didn't seem too impressed, I opened the back door when I got up this afternoon to then three of them and the dutifully tripped out onto the porch. Tonks just sat, Ollie bounded out with Kittenish glee into a 4 foot drift and had to be lifted out and Sirius just stood with the big eyes saying Dad do you think we are stupid!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My too boys have always been indoor cats (from birth).  I don't want to lose them to the busy road or cat snatchers!  (Yes ... you do get such things!)  However, a couple of months ago I 'cat proofed' my garden.  Yes it does look like Colditz, but its worth it to see little Jack enjoy himself (and re-establish his inner alpha cat).  Oliver just doesn't get the whole outside thing .... its just further to walk to his food bowl so what's the point of that!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Call me stupid (er... don't) but Bart if they were outdoor why suddenly change their habit - what they have always known? How long have they been indoor? What they don't know won't harm them.  (BTW Didn't think you had two. Thought you had the one. Nice though. )  The bottom line is why make them outdoor if they have been happy indoor? I assume they have been happy indoor? I've seen the secur-a-cat fencing and always wondered if they work or even look good in real life. In our home since we moved from London to Kent, our cat has been outdoors since we brought him home. We couldn't really put up the fencing, as we would have to chop down an apple tree and do some other fancy stuff to the shed which might prove impossible. But there are fields behind our garden (farm land) so we are a little fortunate that there is no major road. No idea how far he goes though. Would love to put a little camera on his head so I can see where the little one disappears to! Probably sleeps somewhere warm...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tonks, Ollie and Sirius ... wonderful names there Slapshot!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They've always been indoor boys but Jack has always had an interest in going outside and was out like a shot as soon as I opened the back door.

Yup two boys ...

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tonks, Ollie and Sirius ... wonderful names there Slapshot!


A Ms Rowling had a hand in them..... Nymphadora Tonks, Siruis Black and Mr Ollivander all Harry Potter characters..can you tell we are all fans of the books and films  Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My boys' names have a literary twist too (no pun intended).

See ... I've even given you a clue!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dickens?????

Love the chat about cats. Maybe we should have a separate sticky thread in the Coffe Lounge dedicated to cats
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotcha Bart -

Oliver Twist.

Jack Dawkins. The Artful Dodger.

Fun of Dickens? Or were your cats both orphans?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slapshot 3 wrote:
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Tonks, Ollie and Sirius ... wonderful names there Slapshot!


A Ms Rowling had a hand in them..... Nymphadora Tonks, Siruis Black and Mr Ollivander all Harry Potter characters..can you tell we are all fans of the books and films  Wink


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Gotcha Bart -

Oliver Twist.

Jack Dawkins. The Artful Dodger.

Fun of Dickens? Or were your cats both orphans?


Bingo!  Well done!

The names just seemed to work.  Oliver was a very skinny timid kitten and always wanted MORE food (no change there other than he is now fat!).  Jack was just the opposite ... always exploring, always playing .... into everything!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bartali wrote:
Guiness wrote:
Gotcha Bart -

Oliver Twist.

Jack Dawkins. The Artful Dodger.

Fun of Dickens? Or were your cats both orphans?


Bingo!  Well done!

The names just seemed to work.  Oliver was a very skinny timid kitten and always wanted MORE food (no change there other than he is now fat!).  Jack was just the opposite ... always exploring, always playing .... into everything!


It's a really difficult thing picking out good names, the really have to fit, starting to wonder whether we should really have called Ollie Voldemort!!

Anyway no sign of an abatement....... whatever compaction happens it just keeps coming.



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK then. There's a free exclusive "Weekend Warrior" thread to the first person who can deduce the origins of Feline Rower #1's official name of "Cally".

(2 such threads for all wrong answers!)

As a clue, it's far less cultured than Bart and potentially even less cultured than Slapshot.


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