Veronica

Hey Look Mommy, BIRDS!!!!!

  
By:  Veronica  •  Generic  •  one week ago  •  67 comments

Hey Look Mommy, BIRDS!!!!!
This just made my day

A Thursday morning...Drinking coffee & trying to get myself motivated to pack lunches & get myself ready for work....When all of a sudden Onyx leaps to the top part of the window chasing a bird that flew into it.  She started chittering & my big boy, Ghost came bounding onto the couch to see.  They chittered back and forth and it all made me so happy.

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Veronica
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1  author  Veronica    one week ago

They are a true blessing in my life - they make me smile.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Veronica @1    one week ago

They're beautiful...look like small panthers

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    one week ago

Why, thank you.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2  JohnRussell    one week ago

Very nice start to the day. 

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one week ago

It was.  

 
 
 
devangelical
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3  devangelical    one week ago

after a few decades in the construction biz, I noticed that you have vinyl windows. either replacement or pretty much standard in newer homes now. those windows typically feature an energy efficient Low E glass, which is a thin reflective metal coating on the glass. that glass looks more reflective under certain light or shade conditions during the day and smaller birds will fly into it thinking they are flying into whatever is being reflected on the exterior. the colonial grids between the glass panes are also invisible to them until it's too late. you can alleviate this problem by either applying a tape to the exterior, which may be unsightly, or buying some monofilament fishing line and attaching it in a few vertical configurations off the exterior surface of the windows. the birds can see that and won't become involuntary kamikazees. on the other hand, consider placing a bird feeder outside the window that gets the bird hits for your cats, since the birds can't see them thru the glass.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
3.1  author  Veronica  replied to  devangelical @3    one week ago

Typically our bird feeder does hang outside that window & they usually flock to it & the cats go nuts, BUT this year the squirrels ate a hole in it & some birds nested in it - so we are going to hang a new one, but have to get seed.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4  Kavika     one week ago

Very cool photos.

 
 
 
Veronica
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4.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Kavika @4    one week ago

Thank you.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
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5  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    one week ago

My cat, Palooza frequently looks out of our kitchen and living room windows to watch and chatter at the birds. We have a cozy box right next to the one in our kitchen and while it may put some people off, it's on our kitchen table. We move the box and clean the table every evening for dinner... so whatever. It's one of her favorite places.

512 <--- her spot in our kitchen. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
5.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @5    one week ago

I see you're a slave to Chewy.com also

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
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5.1.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1    one week ago

Yes, they've made it entirely too easy. The cost is about the same as me going to the pet store, but I don't have to interact with anyone. Free shipping for orders over $50... it's not difficult to make an order $50.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
5.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @5.1.1    one week ago

The cost for my babies' favorite food keeps rising, but they are worth it.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
6  author  Veronica    one week ago

Ahhh, what we will do for our fur babies.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7  Trout Giggles    one week ago

Every once in a while while Charlene is lounging on the porch banister, a blue jay will roost on the pole holding a hummingbird feeder and harass her. She will chitter and one of these days that blue jay is going to be sorry.

Cats are the most precious gift in the world

 
 
 
Veronica
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7.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    one week ago
Cats are the most precious gift in the world

I think so.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
7.1.1  Krishna  replied to  Veronica @7.1    one week ago

OMG-- what beautiful animals!

I don't currently have any pets, but was considering getting a cat.

Must be a Black Cat.

As a familiar (I've been reading the Tarot for years. . .and am a practitioner of various other  "Esoteric Arts") jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

Plus I really do like them...just haven't wanted any pet.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
7.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Krishna @7.1.1    6 days ago

Pets (especially cats) are something that a person has to realize is going to take a lot of their time & attention.  They like to make it look like they don't care, but damn they do.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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7.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Krishna @7.1.1    6 days ago

I had a black cat. I called him Inky and my mini panther. He liked to lay on my head at night

 
 
 
Veronica
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7.1.4  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @7.1.3    6 days ago

Mine are feet cats.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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7.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Veronica @7.1.4    6 days ago

Mine are anywhere they can plop down and make me uncomfortable

 
 
 
Veronica
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7.1.6  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @7.1.5    6 days ago

That's their job.

 
 
 
Krishna
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7.2  Krishna  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    one week ago
Cats are the most precious gift in the world

They are wonderful. 

And while many people are unaware of it-- cats have Magickal powers!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Krishna @7.2    6 days ago

Because they can hear the snacko bag from the next county?

 
 
 
Freefaller
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7.3  Freefaller  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    6 days ago
one of these days that blue jay is going to be sorry.

Maybe. I once saw my old cat (around 18 at the time) go from apparent complete relaxation in the sun on the front lawn to 6 feet off the ground knocking a dive bombing Mockingbird (I think) out of the air before you could blink  It was amazing to watch.

 
 
 
Veronica
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8  author  Veronica    one week ago

Thank you.  I think they are....I love black cats.  The bigger one (Ghost)  likes to watch me do rituals.  I can't let Onyx in the room because she knocks over the candles.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
8.1  Krishna  replied to  Veronica @8    one week ago
Thank you.  I think they are....I love black cats.  The bigger one (Ghost)  likes to watch me do rituals.  I can't let Onyx in the room because she knocks over the candles.

I know they sense higher energies.

I was once co-teaching a metaphysical course with my old girlfriend in her large loft. Her cat was way down at other end end of the loft when we started and stayed there. At an hour or so into the class we started to lead the class through an energy raising meditation, and then working with higher energies. As soon as we started that section, her cat came scampering in to the area, and jumped up and sat on her lap and started purring.

This and a few other similar incidents with cats have convinced me that they are quite sensitive to these sorts of energies...

(I believe most ancient civilizations that had not lost touch with the natural "Earth Energies" & were apparently quite aware of these characteristics of many animals ..especially, .for example, the ancient Egyptians and Cats).

 
 
 
Krishna
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8.1.1  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @8.1    one week ago
(I believe most ancient civilizations that had not lost touch with the natural "Earth Energies" & were apparently quite aware of these characteristics of many animals ..especially, .for example, the ancient Egyptians and Cats).

A  joke-- that I imagine most people who understand Cats can appreciate:

In ancient times Cats were worshipped as Gods...and they have never forgotten it! jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Veronica
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8.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Krishna @8.1.1    6 days ago
they have never forgotten it!

I know mine have always thought they were above all in the household & of course as their humble servant I foster that belief.

 
 
 
Veronica
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8.1.3  author  Veronica  replied to  Krishna @8.1    6 days ago

They like to be in the middle of things & I notice the energy is higher when Ghost is sitting next to the alter then when he is not.  Could be just me.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Veronica @8.1.2    6 days ago

Stubby is the King, Tasha is the Princess, and Charlene is the Court Jester.

 
 
 
Veronica
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8.1.5  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.4    6 days ago

Ghost is Lord & Master - he was when Darkness was alive (he was my pixie).  Onyx is an exhibitionist.  She likes to show off and lays on her back and spreads open wide so everyone can see everything. jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Veronica
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9  author  Veronica    6 days ago

I swear to goddess that my replies are not going where I want them to.... UGH!!!

 
 
 
Hallux
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9.1  Hallux  replied to  Veronica @9    6 days ago
I swear to goddess

There are 1000s of them, which one?

 
 
 
Veronica
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9.1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Hallux @9.1    6 days ago

Mine is Morrigan (Triple Goddess)

 
 
 
Hallux
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9.1.2  Hallux  replied to  Veronica @9.1.1    6 days ago

I added Hypatia to my list several years ago.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
9.1.3  author  Veronica  replied to  Hallux @9.1.2    6 days ago
Hypatia

I know very little about her.  Time for some research.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
9.1.4  Krishna  replied to  Veronica @9.1.1    6 days ago
Mine is Morrigan (Triple Goddess)

I am not too familiar with Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses, so I had to google Morrigan. 

(Although as an Astrologer, I am very familiar with those associated with major concepts in Astrology...well, also a few associated with some of my favourite Asteroids).

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
9.1.5  Krishna  replied to  Veronica @9.1.1    6 days ago
Mine is Morrigan (Triple Goddess)

Not familiar with her-- had to google.

Her energy, if I interpret it correctly, seemed somewhat akin to that of Aries/Mars or Scorpio/Pluto. If you don't mind my asking , by any chance are either of those energies prominent in your Natal (Astrology) chart?

 
 
 
Veronica
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9.1.6  author  Veronica  replied to  Krishna @9.1.4    6 days ago

I follow the Celtic version.  She is considered a "dark" goddess because she is a goddess of death and war.  So many think she is evil when in truth she (for me) is a symbol of strength.  I see her as a Triple Goddess - Macha, Anu and Badb - the maiden, the mother & the crone - birth, life & death.  She (to me) is the essence of the circle of life....

but that's just me.

 
 
 
Veronica
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9.1.7  author  Veronica  replied to  Krishna @9.1.5    6 days ago

I am a Pisces....a fish that doesn't like the water (but I think that is because in one of my planal existences I was on the Titanic - and not in the rich part).

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
9.1.8  Krishna  replied to  Veronica @9.1.6    6 days ago

I follow the Celtic version.  She is considered a "dark" goddess because she is a goddess of death and war. 

I was discussing Gods/Goddesses with someone I had recently met, When the topic came up, she mentioned she identified most with-- Kali!

(An unusual choice IMO jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif ):.

Heres' Kali:

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But getting back to Morrigan:

So many think she is evil when in truth she (for me) is a symbol of strength. 

Well, I noticed than many people are quite judgemental .(Ironically they are often most judgemental about things they know the least about).

IMO, this is often true about most Muggles!

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
9.1.9  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @9.1.8    6 days ago
Morrigan

This is a bit off topic, but: Generally speaking in the West we think of opposites as being different. But in many eastern philosophies, they see tham as similar-- just opposite extremes of the same quality.  But that's another topic...

I see her as a Triple Goddess - Macha, Anu and Badb - the maiden, the mother & the crone - birth, life & death.  She (to me) is the essence of the circle of life...

That's powerful!

but that's just me.

Well, FWIW, if you were a Hindu you might say: its always just you!

Yes, that its always just you. There's really nothing out there! (Its all "Maya"..illusion) But again, that's a topic for a different discussion.

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
9.1.10  Hallux  replied to  Veronica @9.1.3    6 days ago
I know very little about her.  Time for some research

You won't like what you find. The early 'christians' dug out her eyes and skinned her alive. Being a both a mathematician and a librarian was rough stuff during her tenure.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
9.1.11  Krishna  replied to  Hallux @9.1.2    6 days ago
I added Hypatia to my list several years ago.

I was unfamilar with her, had to google.

(So many goddesses..so little time! jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png )

It seems she was a "scientific" type-- Math, Astronomy...also Philosophy.

Also apparently quite tolerant of differing belief system...tolerant re: both Christians as well as pagans.

Ruled by reason, more than impulsive emotions (the way Scientists are supposed to be, although of course many are not).

???

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
9.1.12  Krishna  replied to  Veronica @9.1.7    6 days ago

I am a Pisces.

The stereotype of Pisces of course is very emotionally sensitive. A lot of compassion for the suffering of others. I've found them to often be very Psychic. (Depending, of course,on the rest of their chart).

I could be wrong, but my guess is that you may have some Scorpionic energy in your chart? (& possibly some Aquarius?)

But OTOH,  IMHO your avatar is a lot more "Scorpionic" than the impression you give in your comments (which is much softer and quite Piscean")

Scorpio & Pisces...both water signs, both tending towards being emotionally quite sensitive, both often "spiritual" and/or psychic.... but also different in many ways.

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
9.1.13  Hallux  replied to  Krishna @9.1.11    6 days ago
had too google.

Don't google too deep, you'll come across some of my X's.

 
 
 
Ender
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9.1.14  Ender  replied to  Krishna @9.1.12    6 days ago
I am a Pisces.

Me three. I guess there is a couple of us here.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
Masters Participates
9.1.15  r.t..b...  replied to  Krishna @9.1.12    6 days ago

“I am a Pisces.”

... and as a Sagittarian, no apologies in having to suffer my slings and arrows...

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
9.1.16  Krishna  replied to  Hallux @9.1.10    6 days ago

You won't like what you find. The early 'christians' dug out her eyes and skinned her alive. Being a both a mathematician and a librarian was rough stuff during her tenure.

When I googled her, I discovered some interesting things:

  • Hypatia's murder shocked the empire and transformed her into a "martyr for philosophy", leading future Neoplatonists such as Damascius to become increasingly fervent in their opposition to Christianity.
  • During the Middle Ages, Hypatia was co-opted as a symbol of Christian virtue and scholars believe she was part of the basis for the legend of Saint Catherine of Alexandria.
  • During the Age of Enlightenment, she became a symbol of opposition to Catholicism.
  • In the nineteenth century, European literature, especially Charles Kingsley's 1853 novel Hypatia, romanticized her as "the last of the Hellenes". In the twentieth century, Hypatia became seen as an icon for women's rights and a precursor to the feminist movement.

"Opposition to Christianity"..."a symbol of Christian virtue"..."opposition to Catholicism."..."icon for women's rights and a precursor to the feminist movement.'...

Hmmmm......

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
9.1.17  Krishna  replied to  Hallux @9.1.13    6 days ago
Don't google too deep, you'll come across some of my X's.

I always google too deep-- I'm an ENTP.. .our passion is collecting information!

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
9.1.18  Krishna  replied to  r.t..b... @9.1.15    6 days ago

a Sagittarian

Possibly a lover of philosophy...(stereotypically also publishing, travel, like foreign cultures).

My experience is that they tend to "jump around a lot"..love...travel!, also, BTW, often (along with Aquarius) one of the most honest signs. Oh..and then there's that unique sense of humour..heh! jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

, no apologies in having to suffer my slings and arrows.

Not sure what you mean by that comment (?)...yes, I did notice the reference to "arrows" lol--- but my experience of Sag is that you guys are amongst the most "resilient" of signs. 

I've often thought that because Sagittarians often have an amazing ability to "bounce back" from adversity,  their symbol should not be a Centaur but rather one of these (the "bounce back toy", not the kid):

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Krishna
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9.1.19  Krishna  replied to  Ender @9.1.14    6 days ago
Me three. I guess there is a couple of us here.

Are you Psychic?

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
9.1.20  Ender  replied to  Krishna @9.1.19    6 days ago

My magic eight ball said no.

 
 
 
Veronica
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9.1.21  author  Veronica  replied to  Krishna @9.1.12    6 days ago

I am more of an empath than a psychic.  I feel the emotions of others (human animals and non-human animals) very deeply.  If I do not guard that side of myself I could be in tears many hours in a day.

How can I tell if I have other energy in my chart?

 
 
 
Veronica
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9.1.22  author  Veronica  replied to  Hallux @9.1.10    6 days ago

Not totally pleasant, but most of us know how this works.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
9.1.24  Krishna  replied to  Ender @9.1.20    6 days ago

I remember those from when I was a kid

They still sell them on Amazon. I almost ordered one!

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
9.1.25  Krishna  replied to  Veronica @9.1.21    6 days ago
I am more of an empath than a psychic.  I feel the emotions of others (human animals and non-human animals) very deeply.  If I do not guard that side of myself I could be in tears many hours in a day.

Psychic ability is real. its not a religion for me, so I don't try to convince people it is. If they want to fee its a hoax-- that's OK with me!

Sometimes people describe all psychic abilities as clairvoyance, but there are generally considered to be 5 ways psychics get information. In most cases a person that receives psychic information will get it mainly from one of 5 "senses":

1. Clairvoyance:  "Clear seeing".They actually see visual images. 

2. Clairaudience: "Clear Hearing". They hear Psychic information .

3. Clairsentience-- "Clear Feeling". Obtaining the info, via physical feelings. (Body sensations).For some people receiving psychic input this way, the sensations may not be frequent..and/or very strong. However for those that do receive most (or all) psychic information this way, it can be more frequent and occasionally quite intense. These people are called "Empaths".

This is a wonderful gift you have, but I think that early in life many Empaths at times didn't like it..they probably get better at learning how to "turn it off" as time goes on. (?)

4. Clairgustance. Clear tasting! Psychic info received by tastes in mouth. (Not as common as some others).

5. Clairalience - "Clear-Smelling".Psychic infor by experiencing smells. Also not as common...

(cont'd in next comment).

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
9.1.26  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @9.1.25    6 days ago

Some rare people are naturally born with strong psychic abilities. In more rare cases, the ability develops later in life.

And-- everyone has the ability to become Psychic-- yes, it can be taught. (That ability is "hard-wired" into all of us via Evolution. Most Indigenous peoples have it naturally. But over time most of us have lost touch with the Earth & Nature and surpressed (Not lost-- but surpressed) our Psychic abilities.

In addition, some powerful People/Institutions had a vested interest in keeping people from having those powers. (In order to maintain their own Power-- and/or wealth).

How can I tell if I have other energy in my chart?

Generally a goodly amount water energy (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio) especially for 3 maijor things (Sun, Moon, Rising)

And Especially true is your Moon is in water.

Prominent Neptune (i.e. well aspected). Also Aquarius, although  that's a different sort of Psychic power, some people would consider that not to be exactly Psychic but rather Intuitive. 

Planets (particularly benefics) in your 12th House.

I have mostly stopped doing peoples' charts and been very busy lately but may be able to take a look at your chartsometime next week-- will let you know.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
9.1.27  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @9.1.26    6 days ago

How can I tell if I have other energy in my chart?

Actuslly before I posted thsat long answer (which may be useful only to people who knowa lot about Astrology)...is much simpler. Well,if you can distinguish between Psychic input and "regular" thoughts.

I sometimes think of Psychic ability as "knowing something...without knowing how you know".

In your case it might be harder to discern because apparently you have strongly Empathic experiences.

One thing that might help is to "set your intention" to be aware of other Psychic input.

Another way-- set your intention to develop an additional source of input-- for example, to developoneofthe "Clairs".

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
9.1.28  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @9.1.25    6 days ago
Sometimes people describe all psychic abilities as clairvoyance, but there are generally considered to be 5 ways psychics get information. In most cases a person that receives psychic information will get it mainly from one of 5 "senses":

I forgot to mention another one-- in fact that's my strongest: Claircognizence. 

That's just knowing something-- without knowing how you know! Doesn't seem to involve any of the 5 senses-- you just know.

One of perhaps the most common Psychic experiences had by people who generally don't have Psychic experiences: The phone rings. Suddenly you think it must be someone you haven't seen-- or communicated with-- in, say, 20 years. You dismiss that  thought. You pickup the phone-- and it is that person!

How did you know that?

Well, that's Claircognizence. You just know.(knew).

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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10  sandy-2021492    6 days ago

Ah, that chittering noise they make when they're excited.  It's so fun to listen to.  Cats are usually so full of themselves, and conscious of looking silly.  It's fun when they're unintentionally comical.

 
 
 
Veronica
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10.1  author  Veronica  replied to  sandy-2021492 @10    6 days ago

Like when they are rolling around on the cat tree and fall off - HILARIOUS!!!

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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10.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Veronica @10.1    6 days ago

I had a cat growing up who got his steps timed a bit wrong going downstairs to his litter box in the basement.  He wasn't neutered yet, and he kept hitting his boy bits on the edges of the risers.  He let out a short little squall with each step, but couldn't get his momentum stopped.  I thought my Mom was going to fall down the stairs after him, she was laughing so hard.  Poor guy.

 
 
 
Veronica
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10.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  sandy-2021492 @10.1.1    6 days ago

Heehee....I can picture that.  Step-Yowl-Step-Yowl-Step-Yowl

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
10.2  Krishna  replied to  sandy-2021492 @10    6 days ago
Ah, that chittering noise they make when they're excited.  It's so fun to listen to.  Cats are usually so full of themselves, and conscious of looking silly.  It's fun when they're unintentionally comical.

Recently a friend of mine mentioned that she was thinking of getting a pet. Although she's always seemed to me be more of a "dog person" than a "cat person". I recommended  what would be my current  favourite choice-- 2 kittens!

She finally decided to get the  "small white puppy" that she saw in a vision, she ended up with a Maltese puppy. 

Anyway, the point of this comment:  In the course of the conversation, she mentioned one of the things she liked best about cats-- that are often quite funny!

 
 
 
Krishna
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10.2.1  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @10.2    6 days ago

Anyway, the point of this comment:  In the course of the conversation, she mentioned one of the things she liked best about cats-- that are often quite funny

Video (Re-Post): Les Chats Ninja ("Ninja Cats")

French but with English Sub-titles.