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Comment by booklover on March 21, 2013 at 7:39am

Joan, I sent my daughter that picture of that shrimp from Facebook.  Isn't that AMAZING????!!!

Felaine, don't feel bad!  Chris is right!  Our animals ARE family too!

Carl, I have seen that commercial~ ha ha ha!  I love the lady's laugh at the end. 

My son FINALLY found another car to buy, so we aren't sharing anymore.  I don't know what to do with myself now that I have my own car back and can leave anytime I want to.  I think I'll be wild and go grocery shopping today. lol.

Comment by Plinius on March 21, 2013 at 3:36am

Felaine, our cats ARE our family, so you've got a family problem and I hope for a good outcome! Xtians are always shocked and angry when I talk like this and say "It's only an animal." What do they mean by ONLY? With a little understanding of evolution we know better than that.

So all the best for Hairy Jerry - and I have not forgotten Ian's mothers; all the best for them too!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 21, 2013 at 2:46am

I feel stupid for whining about my cat's condition...and selfish...when some of you are undergoing much worse medical and family problems. (I'm also terrified of the cost; I don't get my Social InSecurity deposit till next week...isn't that tacky?)

I apologize.

Felaine

PS to TFA...I want a pair of those, too!  Adorabubble!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 21, 2013 at 2:34am

Comment by Patricia on March 20, 2013 at 11:50pm

No, I haven't but I want them!!!!!! Hahaha!!!!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 20, 2013 at 11:38pm

Have any of you cat lovers seen this commercial?

Comment by Patricia on March 20, 2013 at 11:05pm

Thinking of you & H-Jerry Sk8ey.

Comment by booklover on March 20, 2013 at 10:32pm
Sk8ey I'm so sorry to hear that about Hairy Jerry! I hope it turns out to not be bad. My dog has lumps all over, but they are fatty tumors. I didn't know about the Ailurophiles group! Maybe I should join. I can't believe someone would be so mean spirited on there! I'm sorry that happened to you!!! I will be thinking of you and Hairy Jerry tomorrow. Keep us posted.~Melinda
Comment by Patricia on March 20, 2013 at 9:45pm

Besides.....if I had reconstruction, I'd have nothing to make jokes about!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2013 at 9:26pm
TFA, Oh yes! "a new salad dressing. Franch: a combination of French and Ranch." I missed the opportunity to claim a new recipe.
Propaganda has such a sinister way of kidnapping minds and distorting reality. That is why delusional thinking needs challenging!
 

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