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If you haven't found this home video yet, it's a must see. I laughed my tush off! Big Grin


An Engineers Guide to Cats
http://video.yahoo.com/watch?fr=yvmtf&v=2369949

Two professional engineers illustrate the proper care and practical benefits of cats. None of the cats, humans, or engineers were mistreated in the making of this film. They were however, slightly annoyed. Song on ending credits is called Sparky's New Bike from Shockwave-sound.com royalty free music website. Video copyright Paul Klusman 2007. Unauthorized reproduction is encouraged.
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I loved it. Thanks for emailing me. They were brave to try the corporal cuddle technique. I have a Siamese that hates that. I wonder how many times they had to re-film due to the cats ignoring them?

I don't know what happened with "Better than u", but I can guess. I think he has the mind set of a 12 year old.

Thanks again.
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Originally posted by FirenzeVeritas:
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Originally posted by beternU:
My, my! Aren't cat lovers a sensitive lot?

Can't deal with a little gentle ribbing about felines and engineering--so you implore the forum administrator to remove the allegedly offending post. Your widdle feelings get hurted?


Perhaps we at PETA can come roll your yard?


PETA can eat dirt and die. I lost all hope for PETA when I heard their silly founder, Ingrid Newkirk, agonize over her answer to a question put to her on the radio. The questioner asked her what she would do if she was driving along in her car and had to choose between swerving to miss an animal and hitting a child or swerving to miss the child and hitting the animal. The ninny actually had to struggle for an answer. The woman is perverted!
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Originally posted by lynnblount:
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Just want to thank all of y'all for the links. I needed a laugh or two. I had to have my little kitty put to sleep last week and really miss him late at night. He always stayed up with me and kept me company.
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I'm so sorry for the loss of your kitty. I had to put my little male to sleep in September. I still miss the little mutt. Pets get into your heart almost like children, especially if you don't have human kids.
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Originally posted by moodymama:
Great video Top Down!! These guys remind me of the show Big Bang Theory - one of my favorite shows!


Oh, wow, moodymama - we LOVE that show. I work for an aerospace company here in SoCal and I support two departments chock full of laser and optical physicists and engineers. I watch that show every week and keep saying, "Oh, that reminds me of so-and-so at work!" It's funny because the show where Penny comes into the apartment and every surface is turned into a dry erase board is so true-to-life. Some of my guys have as many as four in their cubicles. I think if they could have their walls totally dry-erase material, they'd be in heaven. Those guys on the show are hilarious and it really is how alot of these guys at work think and behave. We call the ones like Sheldon "cave dwellers" because they live in their own little worlds inside their minds.

Sorry lynnblount to hear about your little kitty. Was he an elderly cat? or just sick? We had a long haired tortie that we had to put to sleep a couple of years ago due to illness. I still miss her. She was very petite little thing but completely ran the house. Big Grin

Regarding beternU's post which was thankfully removed by the moderator, it was a disgusting list of the top ten things to do with a dead cat and other sick and twisted comments.
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Originally posted by lynnblount:
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Just want to thank all of y'all for the links. I needed a laugh or two. I had to have my little kitty put to sleep last week and really miss him late at night. He always stayed up with me and kept me company.
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I'm so sorry for the loss of your kitty. I had to put my little male to sleep in September. I still miss the little mutt. Pets get into your heart almost like children, especially if you don't have human kids.


Same here, I had to put my 15 year old girl cat down in August. I also have no children but she was as close to acting like a little kid at times.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO GAVE SUCH KIND WORDS IN RESPONSE TO MY POST ABOUT LOSING OUR FAMILY PET!!!

About a year ago a young cat just wandered up to our house. There were several strays in the neighborhood that were constantly fighting and screaming and spraying my porch, so I almost ran the little fellow off. But something stopped me. In stead of a "scat cat", I called out to him with a "here, kitty, kitty" and he instinctively
ran to me like an old friend. He acted so grateful for my attention and was so eager for affection that he won me over instantly. He took up with my children instantly, too. He was loving and playful and patient as a saint with my three year old daughter. Her favorite pastimes became dressing the cat like a baby or wagging him around the house for hours.I know he got tired at times, but he never raised a claw to her.

He was one of the most sensitive animals I've ever known. He knew when any of us were sick or upset and was always there to curl up beside us and offer his own little kitty form of comfort.
Many nights that I had trouble sleeping or had to finish up some late night chores, he was always right there with me. Saying that we all became attached to him in the short time he was here is an understatement by far.

Unfortunately, our little stray had contracted feline leukemia, most probably from his mother, who was also a stray. He became sick VERY fast. In about 3-4 days he went from running and playing to being a very sick little kitty. He had dveloped a mass in his lungs that made him strugggle to breathe. The vet actually told us that masses such as that practically double in size each day. We made the decision to have him put to sleep the next morning to lesson his suffering. it was one of the hardest things I've ever done.

My kids were so brave. Although heartbroken, they loved him enough to let him go, too. We were all right there with him, just as he had been for us, till the very end.

We miss him so much. I could swear I still hear him meow or hear the bell on his collar jingle everyday. I know he was just a little stray kitty, but he really was like a part of the family. We will never forget him and the precious time we had him in our lives...the happiness and pleasure he brought us all.
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Originally posted by beternU:
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Originally posted by FirenzeVeritas:
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Originally posted by beternU:
My, my! Aren't cat lovers a sensitive lot?

Can't deal with a little gentle ribbing about felines and engineering--so you implore the forum administrator to remove the allegedly offending post. Your widdle feelings get hurted?


Perhaps we at PETA can come roll your yard?


PETA can eat dirt and die. I lost all hope for PETA when I heard their silly founder, Ingrid Newkirk, agonize over her answer to a question put to her on the radio. The questioner asked her what she would do if she was driving along in her car and had to choose between swerving to miss an animal and hitting a child or swerving to miss the child and hitting the animal. The ninny actually had to struggle for an answer. The woman is perverted!


If the choice were saving a neighbor's child or my cat, I would choose my cat. He's mine. He's my responsibility. In an emergency most of us act on instinct, so if the choice was to hit a child or a cat, I'm not sure how I would react. A child or a possum, certainly I would choose to hit the possum.
Lynn, please allow me to add my condolences on the loss of your furry friend. As someone who never had children of his own, I know just how easily a pet can truly become a member of your family, and it is no small thing when they die.

It's even harder when a tough call has to be made about quality of life. I have had to have animals put to sleep to relieve their suffering, and the grief is very real. My heart goes out to you and your children for being so brave, so humane, and so loving that you could make that tough decision, and then concentrate on the good times with your kitty. I know in my heart his life was a million times better for the love and care he received while in your household.
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Originally posted by mandomama:
I'm sorry, Firenze, but how could you choose to save an animal, no matter how precious, over a human being? I know that you are a nurse and a caregiver and I am stunned that you would "run into a burning building" for your cat but not your neighbor's kid. Those two world views don't seem to jive with one another.


Oh, no, I meant if I could only save one. If any child, or adult for that matter, needs saving, I'll give it a try. In that case I'd be the one whom the authorities would give a ticket for going back into the building.

I was speaking of a scenario used some months ago. In that case a child and a cat (your car) are in the middle of the highway with a Kenwood fast approaching. You have time to save only one... In the other instance I meant that we all do what's second nature to us, so if we're driving and have to swerve, which way do we KNOW we'd swerve. I'd certainly let the possum have it, but I don't know about the cat--again in this one we're talking gut reaction, not something planned.
lynn, you are my kind of people. as soon as you and your kids can, i hope you let another kitty into your life. good kitties need families like ya'll.

i stopped and picked up a nine week old puppy on the side of the road a week ago. who could drive off and leave a nine week old puppy?! he was so terrified, he was falling over in the weeds, yowling in fright at the cars passing. i need another dog like i need a hole in the head (we have 5 big ones already - all former strays; three cats - two were strays; and the Queen of All Yard Goats, too) but no way am i driving by a 6 pound puppy on the side of the road. anyone who could do such a thing needs shot.

and ed, you are a nice man.
All of the animals that we have had have either been abused, neglected, abandoned, hurt or anything else mean that a Human person can do to an animal. My oldest animal, my cat, Baby, just passed away a few months ago at the age of 20, our Pekingese that was almost 12 years old, died, after suddenly developing heart problems. and our little Maltese had to be put to sleep because he had a stroke and was paralyzed on one side and in pain. I was in the hospital but I had to make the decison as to whether to put him to sleep or not. I'm glad I was not home to see him, he was crying out in pain. My son's big Great Dane was over 7 feet tall when he stood up on his hind legs, he weighed 132 lbs. and was solid black, with big brown eyes. He got sick immediately and died from kidney failure. Our vet said that kidney failure is 2nd in large breed animals second only to trauma. Then, my son called and said a woman had come to the police department, there was a dog running in the middle of Pine St. in the traffic, and would I mind coming and picking this little dog up and keeping it in the back yard for a couple of days? of course, I did not know how to say NO. So needless to say, that dog, Belle, is now living here with us. Our pure bred Siamese was dumped next to and into a dumpster with her siblings on Darby Drive. Some one spotted them and I ended up taking that kitten in, it was so little i could hold it in the palm of my hand. Then the last cat, starting staying on my front porch sleeping in the chair for almost 2 weeks, so I thought that she had just gotten lost and would find her way home soon. But, my son started feeding her, and next thing I know, we had another cat. So, every animal I have ever had has been given to us, came to our house, or we ran across it abandoned somewhere. I am a magnet for these types of animals. I swear I believe they all go out and tell all the others, "Hey there is a family over there , that will take you in and take really good care of you until it's time to go to the Big Dog or Cat Pound in the sky. LOL. I can't help it. Thanks to all you that do the same thing.
Received this a while back, thought it was cute:

"Excerpts from a Dog's Diary"
8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

"Excerpts from a Cat's Diary"
Day 983 of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Day 984, I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am. B*******! There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hearthe noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Day 985, I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs. I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now...

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