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Variations on "Bark, the Hairy Angels Sing"

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thank you to Wallahalla for posting the cartoon about "Bark, the Hairy Angels Sing," and to the person who created the cartoon! I just could not leave the song incomplete, so here is a full verse of it:

"Bark," the hairy angels sing,
"Give us each a turkey wing!
We want ham and standing rib roast;
Please no veggies, fruit or toast!
We don't need a speck of chocolate,
But we want what's in your pocket
If it's bacon, chops, or cheese;
Hand it over right now, please!
We know cats think they're supreme.
What's that to us? We have ice cream!"

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Sweet Kitty Cat

Thursday, October 30, 2014

To the tune of "Sweet Hour of Prayer"

Sweet Kitty Cat, sweet Kitty Cat,
I wonder where my tuna's at.
I left it there
Right by my chair,
And now it's gone;
My plate is bare.
I see you cleaning off your face;
I think I see a little trace
Of lemon sauce
On your soft paws.
I think my tuna's a total loss!

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GRALAN 12/5/2014 12:59PM


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    Never turn your back! Clever pome!

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WALLAHALLA 10/30/2014 12:02PM

    emoticon Love it!

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RASPBERRY56 10/30/2014 5:26AM

    Thank you for sharing!

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Silly Pome of the Day 1

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Okay. Time to get silly. (See my blog from November 29, 2013 for the importance of silliness.)

To the tune of "The Star Spangled Banner"

There are kitties in here;
And they drank my root beer;
And they ate all my chips
And devoured all my dips.
All my cheesecake is gone;
And the stereo's on.
They are dancing around;
And the cookies can't be found;
'Cause they ate them all up;
And they tied up the pup!
Oh, those cats are so wild
Like a two-year-old child.
Oh, say, have you seen those kitties with my cake?
'Cause they ate everything else, and I have a headache!

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    Did you write that? You have a great comic touch!

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WALLAHALLA 9/10/2014 7:38PM

    emoticon Love it!

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WHITECAT19 9/10/2014 3:34PM

    Thanks! I'm glad it was a joke! Not sure where he got it, but I didn't see any emails about it.

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TRAVELGRRL 9/10/2014 12:30PM

    Cute poem!

Your husband is wrong -- you can't buy medical marijuana food items with food stamps. Here's the link if you want to cut and paste it to read the whole article.


The original story appeared in The National Report, which is a site that specializes in political satire. (It was a JOKE!)

Here's what the National Report says on their "disclaimer" page:

"National Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental."

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EVIE4NOW 9/10/2014 9:51AM

  That is weird. lol. Medical marijauna is now considered a food?

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An Open Letter to My Cats

Monday, June 09, 2014

Oh, my darling kitties. It was so wonderful when you met us at the door when we returned from the ER. Yes, your poor, sweet Human-Dad was sick again. I'm sure your tender ministrations have contributed to his feeling better already. It seems that you think outside the box when consoling poor, helpless humans.

Imagine my chagrin, then, when I discovered that . . . while we were at the ER . . . you were not thinking outside the box. No, you were peeing outside the box! It was such a nice touch to conclude a truly outstanding evening! I so enjoyed cleaning it up, especially since it was after midnight when I discovered it. It is probably a good thing that I did not know which of you did this deed! It was especially helpful because of how it delayed my nice, relaxing bubble bath. (I had to use the bathtub in the cleanup process and then disinfect it before I could use it.) I know that you were just trying to be truly outstanding kitties, but you do not need to prove how wonderful you are again!

Whew! Glad to have that off my chest! Now that I have written it, I am glad you cannot read. Because . . . if you really knew how I felt about this home-made gift, you might give such gifts to me more often!

Yours truly,
Your Human-Mom

(It's good to laugh, ya know!?)

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MIAJOEB 8/10/2014 3:38PM

    Oh, I know how it feels but I am lucky and have found that Archie and Jinks like the crystal litter and I keep it clean several times a day. But I have had other cats that hated it. So finding what your kitties like is job one.

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    I have a bunch of boot trays, too. Well! Problem solved! Next?

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WHITECAT19 6/12/2014 12:58PM

    I had a mat down, but it escaped the mat. Now I have a boot tray under it. My husband had one of those under the other litter box, and it almost always catches the accidents. I had to get a different litter box because the one I had for them would not fit well on the boot tray. They are worth all the trouble!

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    Maybe you can put a "welcome mat" at the door to contain the damage. Puppy training pads come to mind.

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WHITECAT19 6/9/2014 10:51PM

    We live in a small apartment, so that is not a good option for us. Too cramped already. I always wear my Croc knock-offs or something any time I walk around because one of the cats likes to barf in high-traffic areas from time to time. Yes, I still love my kitties! They more than make up for the occasional accidents, and I really would hate walking a dog in the rain.


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WALLAHALLA 6/9/2014 10:02PM

    This would be why I invested in the world's largest litter box. It is so huge it put an end to the problem. Takes up floor space, but beats surprises discovered with bare feet in the middle of the night, and all the necessary disinfecting. emoticon

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WHITECAT19 6/9/2014 12:53PM

    I'm pretty sure it was unintentional. It happens from time to time. Someone faced the back of the cat pan and didn't get their bum down low enough to miss the open doorway. The one that gets the occasional UTI exhibits very pronounced strange behavior when she needs a vet.

I was pretty upset when this happened because of how tired and stressed-out I was. By the time I wrote the blog, I was laughing my head off!

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    Are they looking for attention, or a trip to the vet to treat a urinary tract infection? (Voice of some experience.)

This is when it gets hard to love a cat. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 6/9/2014 8:03AM

    Yuck! Kitty urine is so toxic, too! P-U!

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SUZANNE65203 6/9/2014 4:39AM

    Oh dear! Are they looking for attention?

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Help! Gotta sleep better!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Okay, on Sunday I set a new goal of being in bed no later than midnight. I did go to bed before midnight Sunday, and I slept pretty well. Last night I went to bed before midnight again, but I could not sleep! Several times recently I have read that if you are unable to sleep, you should get out of bed, so I did. I felt like maybe I could sleep around 3, so I went back to bed. But although I was very tired, I still could not sleep! So I got back up and was up until after 5. Finally I was able to get to sleep.

I was tired when I went to bed, so why couldn't I sleep? Main reason: another stress-filled afternoon and evening spent at the ER. When Charles is sick, my body does not cooperate very well with me. I did some bad eating and even had a fully-loaded Cherry Coke. Not a good idea!

The reason for setting a bedtime was to try and improve my sleep schedule. But maybe that is doing it backwards. Theoretically, I have more control over when I crawl out of bed than I do over when I can actually fall asleep. So I am trashing the bedtime goal and setting a wake-up goal instead. Maybe if I can get the wake-up time in place, the bedtime will follow.

So, new goal: Drag my buns out of bed no later than 9:00 each morning! I may set it earlier in the future, but for now that seems ambitious enough.

This will be much more difficult than the not-eating-at-the-computer thing. Thanks for cheering me on through that one!

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UPPITYANN 3/13/2014 11:43AM

  p.s. With the breathing technique do it all slowly of course.


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UPPITYANN 3/12/2014 9:55PM

  Here is something I learned decades ago.

Take ten deep, deep breaths Inhale-pause a second- exhale.
On the tenth breath inhale and hold it as long as you can.

If this doesn't work repeat.

One can repeat a third time but I never got past one and a half.

The air 1) relaxes your muscles and 2) sends a great burst of oxygen to the brain which somehow relaxes the mind too.

This usually works for me.

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PURPLEPEONY 2/20/2014 8:48AM

    It`s hard to rest when you have a lot on your mind. emoticon

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GSAC56 1/14/2014 10:58AM

    Be gentle with yourself. Sometimes warm milk can help and a little TLC toward yourself. My problem is that I don't want to go to bed, and when I do, I don't want to leave my bed. Then it is all about the circumstances, the stress, and turning off the mind. I am wishing you peace. Gail

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MIAJOEB 12/31/2013 7:55PM

    It may be the time of the year and less sunshine.. I have started trying to get out while the sun is out and walk. So far it has not made a difference... I often cannot sleep at night. emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 12/10/2013 7:49PM

    I think that's a great way to tackle the problem. After a few days of getting up earlier, you definitely should be able to fall asleep by midnight! Good luck...

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WALLAHALLA 12/10/2013 4:03PM

    I am so NOT a morning person. When I have to get up for work, that's one thing, but on days off I really like to sleep in. Then I can't get to sleep at night, especially if I have caffeine. It didn't used to effect me, but as I get older, it really does. Good luck with your new goal!

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HENABELLE 12/10/2013 3:29PM

    It is hard to sleep when things are going as they should (sick hubby and ER creates an active mind that won't settle down to sleep). Back your wake-up time up and you'll maybe be sleepy at night. But then again, even when I'm overtired, I still can't sleep. I find that mis-eating is my downfall for night sleep. I hope you can get a handle on this, otherwise you''ll end out exhausted. emoticon

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    Well, dearie, you are not off the hook on the no-eating-at-the-computer deal. Hmph, hmph, hmph.

Here's my take. I was recently in an ER with a loved one, and I was the worst kind of jazzed even without caffeine. So, first off - I wouldn't give myself a whole lot of demerits for not falling asleep after an emergency. It's an emergency, all bets are taken off the table.

Second - Good for you for trying some coping techniques when you couldn't get to sleep. I have my own techniques that don't involve drugs. You'll find what works for you. Giving yourself a definite time to get up is a technique you came up with yourself, and that's a good sign.

All right, if you're still awake through all of this bloviation, I dunno what I'm gunna do with you. You're a big girl, and we're your friends. Get your buns outta bed by 9am, or, or or ... we'll make you start your streak over.

These are for you
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MJEFFERSON23 12/10/2013 11:18AM

  I hear you. I've had trouble sleeping, too. These helped me; warm bath, light reading, a little herbal tea, soothing music (w/off timer), and absolutely no TV!

Best wishes, MJ


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