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Comment by booklover on November 14, 2012 at 12:37pm

Awesome about the animal shelter Spud!  Glad people have their priorities straight!  We need to take care of the animals. :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 14, 2012 at 10:11am

The kitten on the shoulder is so cute.

I'm pleased to say that Pocatello voted to give $2,800,000 for a new animal shelter.  66.6% yes votes were needed and it got 71%.

When I visited the animal shelter a few months ago, I felt so sorry for those animals.  For one thing, while I was looking at cats, there was a huge din of barking from the dogs.  The dogs were way to close to the cats and If I were a cat, I would become a nervous wreck in a few days.

Comment by booklover on November 14, 2012 at 8:08am

Love all the pics!  Had a 'hell' of a day yesterday.  I hope things go smoother today! 

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 14, 2012 at 7:50am
Comment by Steph S. on November 14, 2012 at 7:35am

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 2:51am

Night all!

Comment by Plinius on November 14, 2012 at 1:22am

I had a kitty on my shoulder and it was great! until the kitty grew up and still wanted to use my shoulder... try it! Four kilograms of purring cat is nice and warm but very bad for your shoulder. Will send picture when I'm rid of this Stone Age laptop - my pc is said to be travelling home!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 12:17am

Tony, your kitty replacing a chip on his shoulder and yawning dog give off such sweet and tender vibes, I feel relaxed and ready for turning out the light as well. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 13, 2012 at 11:38pm
Thank you Ruth! I'm glad I made you laugh! Laughter is good medicine.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 13, 2012 at 10:44pm

The rise and shine cat made me choke, I laughed so hard. It's been a low productivity day for me. Just coasting. Thanks for the cute pictures Tony and booklover. G'Night, All

 

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