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Kitty Thread XXVI - Morning Stretching Exercise (Humor/Meow Alerts)
27 October 2003 | PetroniDE

Posted on 10/27/2003 2:52:47 AM PST by PetroniDE

Good Morning Kitty Freepers.
Rise and Shine for another Monday

Most of us had one extra hour sleep this weekend, so no excuse for being sluggish out of bed. For those of you living in states/counties that didn't turn your clocks back, get up and shine anyway.

Freeper science_diet has found at least one kitty that is willing to help. Just "do as the kitty does" for five minutes of stretching and y'all should be ready to go.



TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; catlist; humor; kitty; meow
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Kitty Caption is a weekly feature on FR. A little humor using our furry feline friends to brighten the week among all the serious news. Kitty humor threads usually appear on Monday in the General Interest section. We are now up to 100 pingees on the kitty humor list. If you want to join up or have a picture/animation you want considered, please send me Freepmail.
1 posted on 10/27/2003 2:52:47 AM PST by PetroniDE
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To: 4catsinmaryland; abner; Aeronaut; Allegra; alnick; Bahbah; balrog666; Bella_Bru; BlueLancer; ...
Rise/Shine (Meow) Ping.

Left paw, right paw, left foot, OHHH MY BACK.
2 posted on 10/27/2003 2:53:53 AM PST by PetroniDE (Kitty Is My Master - I Do What She Says)
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To: PetroniDE
That's a beautiful cat.

What is it about cats and paper?

Mine love to lay on newspaper, books, magazines, and most especially MAPS!
It can get very exciting if you are trying to clip coupons and the cat is nearby!

Maybe cats are just against literature! LOL!

Tia

3 posted on 10/27/2003 2:59:38 AM PST by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: tiamat
Teach the cat to clip the coupons, or at least rip the liberal papers.
4 posted on 10/27/2003 3:01:23 AM PST by PetroniDE (Kitty Is My Master - I Do What She Says)
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To: tiamat
My kitty also loved the tissue paper from gifts to lie on.She thought Christmas was for her!Another couldn't bear to see me reading the newspaper without knocking it down and sitting on it in my lap.

I've discovered one can type on the computer and read the internet with my daughter's pleasingly plump kitty on my lap.No paper to distract her!
5 posted on 10/27/2003 3:20:16 AM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33
I used to quilt back before I had a child and could still see. 8-)
I had a cat then who was FASCINATED by the moving needle, and would "pounce" my hand from under the frame.

But Christmas IS for cats! Why else wuld we drag a live tree into the house and hang all of those tempting , fragile little things off of it?

My daughter's cat LOVES Christmas! LOL!

Tia

6 posted on 10/27/2003 3:36:04 AM PST by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: PetroniDE
The papers here are so BAD, too!
Ann Arbor News and Detroit Free Press!
I only get the Sunday edition for the coupons and the comics.
I get my news off of Fox or the Net , and of course, Free Republic!

My cats are conservatives, BTW!

Tia

7 posted on 10/27/2003 3:39:14 AM PST by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: tiamat
I love kitties!
8 posted on 10/27/2003 3:39:15 AM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33
Me too! :-)
9 posted on 10/27/2003 3:40:27 AM PST by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: tiamat
But Christmas IS for cats! Why else wuld we drag a live tree into the house and hang all of those tempting , fragile little things off of it?

Tried to have a Xmas tree about 15 years ago...beautiful 6' tree, lovingly decorated. Took my cat at the time (the notorious Ms. Terry, R.I.P.) all of 15 seconds to climb to the top and topple the whole thing. I shudder to think what the 4 members of my beserk tribe would do....
10 posted on 10/27/2003 4:51:53 AM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (where is Count Petofi when we need him most?)
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To: tiamat
You forgot to mention the cats who try to become the Christmas Angel at the top of the tree! ROFL
11 posted on 10/27/2003 4:55:57 AM PST by tob2 (Old Fossil and proud of it!)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan; tob2
Send me a few of those Xmas pictures. Might make good kitty caption material during the holidays.
12 posted on 10/27/2003 4:59:01 AM PST by PetroniDE (Kitty Is My Master - I Do What She Says)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
We were able to negotiate a Christmas Tree Treaty with the elderly siamese cat.

My daughter's cat ( aptly named Krusty" after the Simpson's character) refused to sign, however.
We still do a tree, but nothing breakable is put on it, and the tree is wired to a small eyebolt mounted in a corner of the room . Krusty has a lovely time knocking things OFF of the tree, occasionally cimbing into the tree, and eating the bows off of the packages.

Fortunately for the cat, my daughter loves him.

Tia

13 posted on 10/27/2003 4:59:28 AM PST by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: tob2
We have one of those!

See post 13 LOL!

tia

14 posted on 10/27/2003 5:00:49 AM PST by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: PetroniDE
Most of us had one extra hour sleep this weekend, so no excuse for being sluggish out of bed.

Although some of us forgot to set the clock back, and when we got up early Sunday to go to the Festival and checked the weather on the PC and saw 5:39 in the taskbar . . . not that I did that, of course.
15 posted on 10/27/2003 5:48:14 AM PST by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: tiamat
Dolly and Dennis couldn't give a damn about paper, but Spot the feral beauty cat adores grocery bags and newspapers. She is compelled to place her increasingly round bod square in the center of every newspaper page with geometric precision.
16 posted on 10/27/2003 5:49:31 AM PST by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: Xenalyte
Krusty loves grocery bags, too, especially if you throw a still-wrapped Kraft carmel into the bag. The crinkley cellophane realy appeals to him, and the carmel is just the right size/weight for batting about! If you have no carmels, a 20-sided die does almost as well.

The old Siamese is a freak for pumpkin guts. Later this week we will carve pumpkins, and I know she will turn up, demanding a bit of the pulp. She does the ame thing with cantaloupe.

VERY odd!

And "Hi"! , Xena!

;-)

Tia

17 posted on 10/27/2003 6:34:18 AM PST by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: PetroniDE
Sorry, the pictures got lost in the many moves I've made. House sat for fellow Freeeper last Christmas and their two cats did a number on the tree. One dy, the tree topper was under the sofa and the lights were in a ling on the living room floor! My Pug just admires the table tree which is safely out of reach so it can't be marked. BYW, how would one post a picture in Freep?
18 posted on 10/27/2003 6:46:13 AM PST by tob2 (Old Fossil and proud of it!)
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To: tiamat
Does she eat the pulp, or just play with it? Stuff grosses me out, so I'd LOVE a cat to come by and deal with it.
19 posted on 10/27/2003 7:09:48 AM PST by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: Xenalyte
She eats a little of it, purring loudly all the while.

Not enough to dispose of all of it, though!
Someone on this board once told me that it's because hse wants the fiber. I have since grown some grass in a pot, but she won't touch THAT! LOL!

I'm okay with pumpkin guts, but i was a Nursing Assistant and now a Mom. I can touch ANYTHING!

Tia

20 posted on 10/27/2003 7:14:43 AM PST by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: PetroniDE
Hey humans! . . . let's see ya do this stretch!


21 posted on 10/27/2003 7:36:08 AM PST by w_over_w ( . . . continue on next page.)
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To: PetroniDE
I really, really wish I had a scanner. BEANIE is going to be 12 on Friday and she is such a beauty. She's barely 7 pounds and is a black and white DSH. She still looks like a youngster. My favorite thing to nuzzle is her front paws, they're the whitest white and oh so delicate. Oh, well - Happy Birthday old lady! You're my favorite (but don't tell Mickey and the kitten... or the dogs... or the ducks... or the goldfish... )

Beanie's brother Rocky, who never got to go out on his birthday because he was pure black and mysteriously disappeard at age 8 used to love the newspaper. But only when I was reading it. I'd be stretched out on the floor with the paper or a book in front of me and he would plop his 13 pound carcass right in the middle of whichever article I was perusing. Cats are so smart.

22 posted on 10/27/2003 7:38:37 AM PST by YankeeinOkieville
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To: PetroniDE
Do you mean stretch like this?


23 posted on 10/27/2003 7:41:42 AM PST by w_over_w ( . . . continue on next page.)
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To: PetroniDE
I need a nice hot shower before I do any of my stretches . . .


24 posted on 10/27/2003 7:44:05 AM PST by w_over_w ( . . . continue on next page.)
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To: PetroniDE
Is this stretching?


25 posted on 10/27/2003 7:47:30 AM PST by w_over_w ( . . . continue on next page.)
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To: PetroniDE
Umph! . . . ugh! . . . errrr! . . . aiiii!


26 posted on 10/27/2003 7:49:34 AM PST by w_over_w ( . . . continue on next page.)
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To: PetroniDE
. . . and lift and streeeeeetch . . . and lift and . . .


27 posted on 10/27/2003 7:55:38 AM PST by w_over_w ( . . . continue on next page.)
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To: tiamat
****What is it about cats and paper? ****

Every so often, we put a small piece of paper on the floor and just sit back to see how long it will take one of our two cats to come along and sit on it. It never fails. Why? Why? WHY? We have all sorts of comfy spots for them to sit, but they can't resist sitting on a piece of paper. In fact, one of them will knock any small bit of paper off the coffee table just so that she can sit on it.

One of the mysteries of cats, I guess. The other one is why does a cat sit and stare unblinkingly at a wall when there is NOTHING on it?
28 posted on 10/27/2003 8:11:25 AM PST by kitkat
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To: PetroniDE
Oh, my. Make that cat a longhair and it would be a twin for my dearly departed P-Bear. Beautiful kitty!
29 posted on 10/27/2003 8:15:37 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (One of Those Dreaded Federal Employees)
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To: kitkat
Your error is in thinking that the paper is actually ....paper. It's not, it's a 'cat locator'. Cats use them to know where to sit or lie down. :)
30 posted on 10/27/2003 9:15:01 AM PST by Ready4Freddy (Veni Vidi Velcro)
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To: MaggieMay
Meow, meow.
31 posted on 10/27/2003 9:19:27 AM PST by Lucy Lake
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To: PetroniDE
Thanks PetroniDE. One of my other cats plays championship volleyball.





32 posted on 10/27/2003 9:22:18 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: w_over_w
On the other hand, a third cat doesn't have any stamina at all.






33 posted on 10/27/2003 9:25:33 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: tiamat
A friend's cat got a horse for Christmas last year.





34 posted on 10/27/2003 9:29:19 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
We don't have a tree anymore for that very reason. Our oldest kitty attacked that think like it was made of tuna. I still put up a ton of decorations and lights, just no tree.

I can't even imagine what our other cat (she came post-tree) would do to a poor defenseless Christmas tree. We bought them those cheap little furry mice with feather tails from Petsmart. She took it, ran with it, hid under the table and hissed at us if we came near her! She thought she had a real mouse. We don't have mice, but I don't think we would ever have to worry about them becoming a problem with her around!
35 posted on 10/27/2003 9:32:28 AM PST by retrokitten (Welcome to the real world, hippy!- Homer Simpson)
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To: retrokitten
I can't even imagine what our other cat (she came post-tree) would do to a poor defenseless Christmas tree. We bought them those cheap little furry mice with feather tails from Petsmart. She took it, ran with it, hid under the table and hissed at us if we came near her! She thought she had a real mouse.

LOL! My kitty Priscilla was carrying her toy mouse around in her mouth this weekend, growling at everyone. A mighty hunter indeed!
36 posted on 10/27/2003 9:37:13 AM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (where is Count Petofi when we need him most?)
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To: sciencediet; PetroniDE
Christmas? This is the month of Holloween! Have you gotton your kitty a costume?


37 posted on 10/27/2003 9:40:55 AM PST by w_over_w (It's nice to be nice to the nice. -- Maj. Frank Burns)
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To: sciencediet; PetroniDE
I'm going Trick or Treating as a Harley Dude!


38 posted on 10/27/2003 9:47:32 AM PST by w_over_w (It's nice to be nice to the nice. -- Maj. Frank Burns)
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To: sciencediet; PetroniDE
I'm going as a NASA astronaut!


39 posted on 10/27/2003 9:50:12 AM PST by w_over_w (It's nice to be nice to the nice. -- Maj. Frank Burns)
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To: All; PetroniDE; MEG33; tiamat; Xenalyte; GodBlessRonaldReagan; w_over_w; kitkat; sciencediet
Maybe you kitty lovers will appreciate this site I discovered recently:

<===== Click, if you dare

40 posted on 10/27/2003 9:51:00 AM PST by Jen (Support our troops! Share the news of our military's successes that the liberal media won't report.)
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To: sciencediet; PetroniDE
I'm going as a reindeer!


41 posted on 10/27/2003 9:55:29 AM PST by w_over_w (It's nice to be nice to the nice. -- Maj. Frank Burns)
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To: w_over_w
That's why she has been exercising so much! And it paid off because she can now fit into the costume she wanted to wear!





42 posted on 10/27/2003 9:56:35 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: sciencediet; PetroniDE
I'm going as myself and just scare the crap out of all the kids!


43 posted on 10/27/2003 9:59:19 AM PST by w_over_w (It's nice to be nice to the nice. -- Maj. Frank Burns)
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To: PetroniDE
The picture I was too stupid to take:

We were having a hard time attracting birds to our back yard, so my husband built a bird feeder station. It had a flat platform with only a typical bird-house front which had a small circle cut out for the birds to feed through.

As soon as he put it up in a tree, I found Kitty lying on the flat platform with her head stuck out through the small hole in the front, all ready for the birds to arrive.

44 posted on 10/27/2003 10:00:49 AM PST by kitkat
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To: AntiJen
You can smell that when you click on it. My cat took one look at that litter and decided to become a bird instead.


45 posted on 10/27/2003 10:00:59 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: w_over_w
Cat Commandant is this:

GIMME TREATS. Otherwise, you get this:


46 posted on 10/27/2003 10:01:18 AM PST by PetroniDE (Kitty Is My Master - I Do What She Says)
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To: kitkat
Hold on kitty, help is coming.


47 posted on 10/27/2003 10:05:58 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: w_over_w
From someone who's done it before, make sure the air holes are plenty big.


48 posted on 10/27/2003 10:13:01 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: Ready4Freddy
***Your error is in thinking that the paper is actually ....paper. It's not, it's a 'cat locator'. Cats use them to know where to sit or lie down. :)***

LOL! A "cat locator"!! I wonder if photographers use little slips of paper in a row to get those shots of a bunch of cats sitting in a neat row looking at the camera.
49 posted on 10/27/2003 10:15:40 AM PST by kitkat
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To: PetroniDE
I take it these are not the famous Viking Kitties?
50 posted on 10/27/2003 10:17:13 AM PST by Destructor
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