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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 27, 2012 at 12:41pm

Thanks for all of your wonderful sharing and support of one another. Yes, why do cats love boxes? Perhaps because there are so few things in their human environments that they can control. Boxes tend to be light and cat sized, as well as resembling a nest.

No fair, GrinningCat. Now I have that Grand Old Cat tune as an earworm.

I was missing yesterday because I'm working on another pullquote/slideshow. But this time I'm more ambitious and will buy Vegas Video to add sound and allow people to control it. It's a learning curve to figure out how to properly credit the pictures. I collected a bunch without getting all of the information I need, and now have to hunt for their sources or replace them.

Comment by Plinius on November 27, 2012 at 11:43am

From The Meaning of Life, an oldie, but I still enjoy it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2012 at 11:29am

Chris, that film is a KEEPER! Just a great lively tune, and lyrics worthy of memorizing. Let's have a sing-along. You are brilliant!

Comment by booklover on November 27, 2012 at 9:02am

Spud,that big cat looks really comfortable up there!

Good ideas Chris!

Comment by Plinius on November 27, 2012 at 8:58am

Wonderful pictures, esp. the kingfisher and the minnow - you can almost see what the minnow thought...

I have a way to cure myself of depressing ideas, perhaps some of you can use it: first think of the worst time in your life, then say to yourself: ´If I survived thát, today must be easy enough.´

And if that doesn't help, you can sing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44DlSj6bnn4

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 27, 2012 at 8:33am

Booklover, the cat in the tree is so very interesting and made me smile as well.  It took me a while to figure-out how it was positioned.  I guess he's got his front legs resting on the branches.

I'm constantly amazed and amused at the strange places and positions cats get into.

Comment by booklover on November 27, 2012 at 7:51am

Comment by booklover on November 27, 2012 at 7:48am

First of all Ian, Great cat-walking pic.  That's about how you can walk a cat! lol.  I'm sorry for what you have to go through Ian, and what you've gone through.  You're right, it's always worse when it's your child/children.  Why do they say 'atypical' in front of your diagnosis?

Grinning Cat, Love that song.  Of course I sang it too! :)

Tony, that is a very good song to have stuck in one's head.  I hate sad music, but that song is uplifting!

Steph, you are just so kind and good. You make everyone on here happy.

And Joan, I didn't think you implied anything! I LOVE your advice and wisdom!  Keep it coming!  I tell my family about all of you and the great things you all say, and the nice things you all say, etc.  I love what you said about being an old Mother Bear and hibernating!  That is what I am aiming for!

This IS a great forum, and I come here first thing in the a.m. too! Thanks SO MUCH Ruth for starting it!

Joan, thank you for the compliments, and I want to be like you.  You are such a neat woman!

I find my cat pictures on Facebook.  I just love them too.  Animals are so good for our outlook on life I feel.  They live so simply and don't worry.  Plus, they're adorable! lol.


Have a great rest-of-the-week my friends.  And we are all friends here.  That is for sure. ~ Melinda

Comment by Ian Mason on November 27, 2012 at 1:55am

One more with the "puss in box" theme.

Comment by Steph S. on November 27, 2012 at 12:12am
Those are beautiful songs Tony and Joan.
And Melinda - you are a good mom with a wonderful family.
I enjoy your company - such a great place to be.
 

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