Aug 24, 2012
Love that Patricia! LOL
How's everyone's Friday going?
It's Saturdaymorning here and the cats thought I was crazier than ever yesterday. I got a attack of lumbago - could hardly move - and when feedingtime came we were in the kitchen, but I couldn't pick up the bowls and I couldn't reach into the cupboard to get the catfood. You should have seen those catfaces: surprised and indignant! Peace was restored by a kind neighbour.
Aug 25, 2012
Chris, is "lumbago" the same thing as lower back pain or sciatica? Does it happen often, and have you seen an orthopedic specialist about it?
I have a gadget that helps me grab things from the floor and/or from high places. I think you can get them from medical supply stores...or your doctor can order one for you.
In the meantime, does THIS help?
THAT helps, thanks Sk8eycat! I think lumbago and sciatica are about the same; both with screaming nerve ends. I haven't seen a specialist because I can hardly use public transport just now (and haven't got a car), and in a few days everything calms down and I'll wonder why I should go to a specialist. But the grabber gadget is a good idea, I'll try to get one - and must remember to store it in a place where I can get it the next time...
Sorry about your lumbago Chris. Not fun at all. However, I would have liked to see the expressions on your cats. That was probably funny.
Love Dr. Tinycat sk8eycat!
I want a Tinycat.
I had sciatica for several years where the pain went right down to my toes & incredibly agonizing!! I had a completely crushed disc & ended up with surgery after a year or so of physio which didn't do much. I now have permanent damage to the sciatic nerve, but that operation was the best thing I ever did, & that was in 1998.
Aug 26, 2012
My favorite Scrabble kitty:
Pounce is the quite likely choice.....methinks.
Aug 27, 2012
My brothers old cat loved when we played board games. Of course she loved more joining in and getting to lay on the board.
We used to enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles, but gave it up after the cats discovered how much fun it was to bat the pieces under the sofa, and everywhere else.
I had a cat the used to eat the puzzle pieces without us knowing. We would use up all the pieces, and there would be holes left.
Chris, the gadget I have is a 32" lightweight Sammons Preston Reacher, but there are many different brands and types. Amazon has them, but their prices are too high; you might check out Drugstore.com.
Mine won't hold anything really heavy, like a full ream of printer paper; I haven't tried picking up a cat food dish. I've been using mostly unleaded ceramics lately...saucers from a cheap old set that mother bought for the "beach house" (a trailer, really) 60+ years ago. Why spend money on special pet dishes when I have all this old stuff lying around the house? (and the garage...) The cats don't care.
Thank Sk8eycat, I'll investigate what I can get here. Your gadget looks good! And in the meantime I got some possibilities of movement back - I can almost pick up things from the floor ;-) not yet my cats, but they will wait..
Those reachers can be found almost anywhere from about $7 & up. The dollar stores also carry something along the same idea, but cheaper of course.
My sister won a prize with this pic of my cat Whiskey
Aug 29, 2012
Lovely cat picture Crazy Cat Lady!
LOL! Whiskey looks as though she/he is telling somebody off, but good!
I love the photo! Definitely prize-worthy.
Oh and Congrats!
Nighty-night fuzzy friends
What a wonderful dream, thanks Ruth!
Aug 30, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
That photo has always reminded me of Bucky the cat in the "Get Fuzzy" comic strip!
Lemmee helpz wiff yurr meelz
Steph, I didn't post the bologna-nom-nom-nom photo, Tony did. I just said the cat reminded me of Bucky.
PS: I just finished forwarding "Awesome" to about 20 more cat fans! THANK you, tony!
Sep 1, 2012
I love that GIF!
Now I need to add it to my webpage!
Sep 3, 2012
Cute Patricia. A high-five cat & a low-five human.
Sep 4, 2012
Sep 5, 2012
I'm experimenting...please let me know if this image doesn't show up. KTHXBAI
I wonder if the invisible beach ball is like Clint's invisible president.
Invisible things are a tradition with Cheezburger's LOLCats:
Religious cat says:
Those are all great guys!
Great, Steph. Gonna have to have this one too. Keep 'em coming.