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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: KIPASS and Cel Phone
« Last post by lonekazoo on Today at 12:37:17 pm »
I didn't notice any RF problems from my FOBS until I installed HID lighting.  I used to be able to keep them pretty much anywhere on the bike, including in the luggage.  Now I have to be a little more careful where I keep them.  Even if it's in a front pocket, sometimes I have to reposition it a bit to get rid of the warning. 
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by Conniesaki on Today at 08:55:33 am »
In my experience a cat is a minimum $5,000 'investment' ... and prob more like $10,000+: Food, litter and regular vet checkups are part of it, but also hmmm-whats-wrong-tests by the vet, medicine and surgeries as they age.

Your investment may be lower if you're lucky enough to have a cat that walks away and/or dies before any obvious health problems, or if you're lucky enough that SWMBO allows you to handle its first serious (aka expensive) medical situation with 'alternative medicine' which eliminates any and all future discomfort for the animal. I am not lucky. And therefore I live with two aging cats who have consumed a large portion of my future retirement funds.
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by B.D.F. on Today at 08:02:10 am »
Do not want a new kitten. Had new kitten weasel her way into my house and does not want to leave. No problem- I will toss her sorry butt out..... in a little while. Right now, she has finished breakfast, made a wet spot in the ash pan and is now shaking in terror contemplating the moment when I will bodily eject her from the house.



Brian (evil Brian!)

P.S. In wally- world, the pet supplies are just past personal hygene, right?

 :rotflmao:  and a little  :banghead:

You need a new kitten....
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by B.D.F. on Today at 07:55:11 am »
Yep on the dog, nope on the traps and a gigantic Easy Boys! on the 'lump' thing. You <may> be able to again show your wife how to play some game or other but careful, she might end up being a #metoo on FaceTwit. Caveat Emptor, Latin for 'let the squeezer beware' I think.

I shoulda' known with youse guize.

This morning, I invited the kitten to go out by opening the door. She walked to and stood on the threshold, looked around, then came back into the house. Guess I am going to have to be tough and throw her scrawny butt out the door! But first..... breakfast. Gave her 1/2 slice of cheese (good), some half 'n half (not good but later it was gone so either the kitten or Andrea drank it (Easy Boys!)) and then I opened a can of tuna and too about 1/3 of it and put it on a plate. Put the plate on top of my chest and hand- fed her; oh yeah, she LIKES tuna! Funny thing happened though.... the kitten was going a bit nuts over the fish and a small piece dropped down my chest.... she chased it, got it and then grabbed onto my nipple. Twice. Two things: I really do think this is a feral cat, not quite weaned. and 2) my nipple hurts. Note to self: put shirt on before dealing with kitten.

Grabbed the spare ash pan from the wood stove, went outside and threw a couple of shovels of dirt in it, came in, put it on the floor. Put the kitten on top of the dirt and guess what she did?

But it was a LOT funnier when she did the same thing last night in my wife's largest potted plant in the bedroom.  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Brian

German Sheperd Dog [sic] dog?
This info might have been helpful in the mouse trap stories. ....or is this situation because of the bear mouse traps?
Years ago my wife could play that game, seems to have forgotten how lately.
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by B.D.F. on Today at 07:39:47 am »
Yep, German Shepherd Dog is the actual name of the breed. It is the ONLY dog breed that has the word 'dog' in its name. So it usually just gets shortened to GSD, and I put dog after that to make it easier for everyone to know what I was talking about.

Interesting (I think) side- fact: when all things German fell out of favor for WWI and WWII, but especially WWI, the GSD was co- named the Alsatian, after that region of what was then France (it has been German as well as French over the centuries, depending on who won what most recently). So in the US in, say, 1918, it would have been considered quite poor to have a German Shepherd Dog, it was OK to have an Alsatian. Go figure.

Brian

GSD dog ?
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by gPink on Today at 06:55:12 am »
You need a new kitten....
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by fartymarty on Today at 05:36:23 am »
GSD dog ?
German Sheperd Dog [sic] dog?

Got home and I helped Gimpy into the house (had foot surgery two weeks ago, currently wearing a 'boot built for three' and using crutches),
This info might have been helpful in the mouse trap stories. ....or is this situation because of the bear mouse traps?

Oh yeah, kitten already very well versed in the game called 'chase the lump under the blanket'.
Years ago my wife could play that game, seems to have forgotten how lately.
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by gPink on Today at 04:14:20 am »
GSD dog ?
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by B.D.F. on Yesterday at 09:10:48 pm »
Speaking of stray girls.....

Couple of months ago, my 'crazy cat lady' next door neighbor got my wife me involved in a mid- day witch hunt..... OK, a mid-day kitten hunt. Seems one of the strays she feeds 'dropped a litter' and was around someplace. Mom (cat Mom) and kittens were holed up on my side of the fence and crazy cat lady succeeded in disturbing them enough that Momma cat took off and kittens scrambled. But they were too small to run and I watched one going around the end of the fence, called to the crazy cat lady (yep, my own fault) and she caught it. Next thing is it shows up in my living room in my wife's arms and she asks me if we want a cat.... Nope, we are in no place or condition to have pets wandering through this mess of a house.



Kitten was about 4 weeks old and not weened, still had blue eyes. Crazy cat lady takes it to two different vets to "drop it off", and of course both vets. explain that that is NOT WHAT they do (duh) and so the crazy cat lady ends up with a kitten, an eye- dropper to feed kitten and a new mission in life (hehehehehehehe).

Flash forward about 2 months:

I picked up my wife tonight (not the first time either), we ran some errands and got something to eat. Got home and I helped Gimpy into the house (had foot surgery two weeks ago, currently wearing a 'boot built for three' and using crutches), then went back to the car to get some of what we bought. Brought in the first load and just pushed the door shut behind me but it did  not close, just swung so it was about a foot open. Put down purchases, turned around and there it is, a half- grown cat (kitten really) standing there looking at me. Hmmmmmm. Dark gray, solid, well- groomed, not wet and perfectly healthy at first glance. Hmmmm. So I say 'hello' to the little fella' and it walks toward me, singing, and rubs my hand. Hmmmmm. OK, not a feral cat and not old enough to hunt and feed on its own so must be a neighbor's cat. Anyway, get rest of purchases, come back in to find cat wandering around, crying and singing like mad. Wife sees kitten, thinks of name and chats with kitten. Hmmmmmmm. So I get a small saucer, pour some half 'n half  in it and put it on the floor- cat sniffs and has zero interest. Must not be hungry. So for next 1/2 hour or so, kitten walks around, singing like mad, occasionally crying and loving both of us up worse than a cheap French Wh......, er, 'Lady of Ill Repute'. If one of us gets up and talks to the kitten, it runs to us (like a dog). I figure this thing MUST be hungry and grab a piece of sliced American cheese..... kitten sniffs it and rips 1/2 of the slice out of my hands. OK, so I feed kitten the rest in small pieces and it eats the cheese, the end of my fingers, and anything else near the front of her head. OK, very hungry but did not want milk / cream. Kitten walks around for a few minutes, climbs up on a couch, makes itself comfortable and does what kittens do best- falls asleep.



Took a flashlight and looked.... well, you know, and my wife named her Lola (just in case it is really a boy, the name will still work, at least according to the Kinks).

So now I think it IS a feral cat and maybe Mamma cat has disappeared and kitten could not fend for herself. Not sure what is going to happen but it is 11:00 PM, Andrea is in bed (with door open so kitten can visit), kitten is fast asleep on couch and I need more wine. No cat food (though more cheese and that seemed to go over in a really BIG way) and no litter box (but kitten is confined to tile floored area) at least until tomorrow. I think when she cries, I will let her out and see how it goes...... if she comes back and is again willing to trade "personal favors" for a slice of cheese, we may go buy a litter box.

BTW: beautiful kitten. All very dark gray, light green eyes, a very slight lighter gray mask (sort of like a lion) and fearless or at least hungry enough to overcome any natural fears.

Did not want pet. If forced to take pet, wanted GSD dog. I do not believe in anything not easily explained by physics but it sure does seem like this Kitten picked US, just like my last two (and only two in my entire life) dogs.

Brian

P.S. Oh yeah, kitten already very well versed in the game called 'chase the lump under the blanket'.
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