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   MeiDei  Cats & babies, couldn't resist
   July 2 at 12:27 EST .

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   Bettijo  They put a dog inside his jail cell!
   June 28 at 23:15 EST .

   MeiDei  What a wonderful program, thanks for posting.
June 29 at 07:20 EST .


June 25 at 10:57 EST .

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   Gram77  One of the cutest things I've seen on this site.
June 25 at 19:13 EST .

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   Bettijo  Did I tell you Bogey was named for General Beauregard, a famous Confederate general from Louisiana? General Beauregard was the first to carry the Confederate flag in the First Battle of Bull Run. So, I decided Bogey needed a pillow made from Confederate flag. Do you think I could find one?

Checked on line: Amazon no longer carries them; how about that? I will check Wal-Mart today. Oops! too late. WalMart, eBay, Sears, Target and goodness knows who all have quit selling Confederate flags. One flag manufacturer said he would quit producing them. Guess our song "Dixie" will be banned next.

I found some Rebel flag fabric online, but it was too expensive.

Sorry, Bogey.

From History of Confederate Flag:

First sewn in 1861 — there were about 120 created for the war — the flag was flown by the cavalry of P.G.T. Beauregard, the Confederacy's first duly appointed general, after he took Manassas, Virginia, in the first Battle of Bull Run.

   June 24 at 19:07 EST .

   Balogreene  The Confederate Flag is distinctly different from the Confederate Battle Flag (commonly known as Stars and Bars ). The Confederate flag carried at First Manassas was a field of (red or blue, I forget, probably red ), with a blue corner with several stars. It kind of looked like the original US flag from the revolution, but it was close enough to the US flag, it was redesigned.
June 24 at 20:26 EST .

   Safetydude  Bettijo,

You can get all the Swastika flags you want.
But celebrating our Southern heritage is verboten.

Is Bogey your rescue Siamese? He sure looks good for being a throwaway. You're both very lucky.
June 24 at 21:33 EST .

   Alice  I don't know what part of the country you are in, Bettijo, but from Texas across the South you can find the Confederate battle flag along with many others for sale here and there along highways in or near small towns. Of course the ones displayed are much bigger than Bogey would need, and since we've never stopped for one, don't know if they have small flags at all. Maybe truck stops along interstates have small flags of all sorts. You might inquire at historical societies, too.
June 24 at 22:41 EST .

   Alice  Web page below is called Rebel Flags For Sale:
June 26 at 09:51 EST .

   Bettijo  Thanks, Alice. They had exactly what I want, a square flag to make into a pillow, and the price was right. BUT, they were out of stock. Will keep checking back. Thanks again for the link.
June 26 at 10:22 EST .

   Alice  You're welcome, Bettijo. I ran across it in another site's comment thread. Maybe I'll get one of the selection of small flags, too.
June 27 at 12:33 EST .

   Balogreene  We still don't have air-conditioning ($4,000 is more than we can come up with, considering all else we've come up with ). So, today, since it was still over 90 (all month ), I took Ukiko out for an adventure.

We went to McDonald's and got a glass of ice water, and a totally plain cheeseburger for Uki. I keep a bowl on the floor of the front seat, so filled it with cold water, and gave Uki the burger and cheese. (She had not eaten her breakfast, but was happy with the burger ).

We then drove 40 minutes or so, near my work. The old Lorton Penitentiary has been turned into an Arts Center, with a Farmer's market on summer Sundays. Not a great farmer's market, but, since Uki and I were just trying to get out of the house, it didn't matter.

We then went near home to a pet store. Uki wanted a HUGE rawhide bone, bigger than herself! After a couple of minutes, we went home, Uki was nearing Sensory overload.

She and I had a wonderful adventure, loving, talking, just having fun. It was funny, at the Farmer's Market, I was talking to her as we walked, explaining where we were going. A man behind me said "As if it understood". I don't know what she understood, except she was with me, I was paying attention, and we were on an adventure!

   June 21 at 20:13 EST .

   Gerty  What a beautiful puppy! (I think all dogs are puppies at heart )

As for that silly man---As if HE understood!
June 21 at 20:29 EST .

   Bettijo  She is adorable!
June 24 at 19:12 EST .

   Balogreene  Isn't she cute, those big baby eyes. She's 6.5 yrs old, but looks and acts like a puppy. She's an only child (except for four cats ), and thinks she should be worshipped! I try to spoil her a lot. I also chat at her, whether she understands or not, she knows I am paying attention.
June 24 at 20:29 EST .

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   Bettijo  I have adopted a 9 year old seal point Siamese male from Siamese Rescue Organization. He lives 800 miles away in Morehead City, NC. He will travel via a relay of drivers to Greenville, SC, and I will pick him up there and bring him the rest of the way home. I am really impressed with this organization! They are all volunteers, but are better organized than many corporations. Check out their web site to see the beautiful animals up for adoption.
   June 11 at 16:19 EST .

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   Safetydude  Congratulations!

Of the half dozen, or so, cats that have owned me the two seal point Siamese were the most fascinating. Both of them were throwaways and they were so loving.

You're going to be tested every day. They love to climb and one day you'll come home and find him stretched out on top of an open door. Don't ask how he got there, just accept it. It's a Siamese thing and they won't share their secrets.

Also, be prepared for a demanding VOICE, after all they are royalty, and when they purr it's as loud as a lawnmower.

Please post pictures and let us know how His Highness is getting along.
June 11 at 23:47 EST .

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   Bettijo  Oops! Just noticed a mistake in my original post. Morehead City is only 500 (not 800 ) miles away.

I have had two Siamese before and know how different they are from normal cats. That is why I wanted another one. They are more intelligent, independent, and yet affectionate than any other cat I have ever had. I will pick him up tomorrow and report back.
June 13 at 18:10 EST .

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   Balogreene  I have been a driver for greyhounds in one of these rescue drives. They are amazing.
June 13 at 20:12 EST .

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   Safetydude  Via con Dios, Bettijo.
June 13 at 20:35 EST .

  4 people like this.

   BirdsNest  A beautiful creature. Now you won't be alone and will have a great companion.
June 13 at 21:06 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Safetydude  Afternoon delight...
   June 9 at 22:55 EST .

   4 people like this.

   Gram77  I guess I am bad, but this just cracks me up!
June 10 at 12:43 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Gerty  OK! A little help here...are those two critters of the opposite (dare I say it ) sex?
June 11 at 07:38 EST .

  3 people like this.

   Safetydude  Tsk,tsk, Gerty,

In today's America I don't think you are allowed to ask that question. They love each other, that's all that matters.
June 11 at 10:38 EST .

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   Gerty  Mea culpa, Mr.Dude---my curiosity got the better of me!
June 12 at 05:52 EST .

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   BirdsNest  The baby chicks are doing well, just wish I could have added them to one of the other enclosures instead of making a third one to take care of. The Mom in the newest one is tough-she won't allow me to touch the chicks and pecks at me when I remove the water bowl for refilling. Baby ducks are growing so fast! Already 2 larger pens to put them in and in another couple of days they will require a larger one. If the weather would co operate I could give them a 4X8 moveable pen outside. I know that would hold them! Right now the outside temperature is 55F. Much too cool for baby anythings.
June 7 at 06:33 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Okay so I put on my big girl pants and put the baby ducks in a larger moveable enclosure. They are having a blast. Not only do they have their water container but they also have a shallow plastic bowl for bathing. They love that a lot. will have to move the pen tomorrow because they have wrecked where they are. They are a messy lot.
June 13 at 21:09 EST .

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   Balogreene  On the way out of my subdivision is a retention pond with Geese.

There are two couples who every year have babies (they are pretty cute by now ). They are great parents. A couple of them herd the children across the street, and the males stand on each side, blocking traffic. They really are good parents, if you watch them.

Next spring, the children may come back to try to mate, and set up their own families. Mom and Dad throw them out. This area is for the two couples who have been here for every year.

It seems many of the children have moved down to the creek behind my house. I love watching them raise their children.
June 21 at 20:21 EST .

   Safetydude  I wish we could post more than one picture at a time...helllooo Admin !
   May 30 at 22:50 EST .

   12 people like this.

   Balogreene  Every time I go to SC I see this. I would never open the car door to get closer. But, as a northerner, they are interesting.
June 5 at 21:52 EST .

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   Safetydude  A couple of pictures I took this afternoon(Saturday )on our way home after lunch at a friend's house. We were in our golf cart and I stopped as close as I could without disturbing him, her? Miss Tina had a deaths grip on my arm and I can't repeat what she said when I stopped.
   May 30 at 22:47 EST .

   10 people like this.

   Gram77  These guys always appear to be so layed back. However, they can move like lightning! It's not unusual to sometimes find one in a carport, especially if you live near a lake.
May 31 at 11:38 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Safetydude  I think these guys are like the wildlife in Africa, in that
they can't recognize what a vehicle is and so it doesn't present a threat. I wouldn't ever step out a golf cart as close as we were.
May 31 at 17:36 EST .

  3 people like this.

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