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#1 Joelf

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

Here's an extract from the hilarious newest blog from CFMBabs!


Here Kitty!

I've never been the brightest button in the box, according to some. I was never top of the class in high school except one subject where I excelled my own expectations and probably that of the teacher too, Biology. Yes I could sex a Frog, knew the gestation period of a Newt and claimed top marks for drawing an Amoeba - it was rather good, I had all the shading in the right places.......Read More!


Enjoy!! :emoticons-clap:

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Years ago I lived on a large piece of property in the "country." I brought a little kitty home from school one day and somehow before I knew it I had 14 cats! I didn't have the money to spay or neuter them and they multiplied like rabbits. They were all so cute I had to keep them!

I also had two dogs but much to my dismay they never multiplied. I probably would have kept them all as well.

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#3 Joelf

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

We don't have any cats, although I love all animals and would probably have a couple, but I'm afraid it would upset the dogs as they've not been brought up with cats and would probably make the cats' life a misery! ^_^

I had some white mice as a child; like Babs, I wasn't able to sex them very successfully and they bred prolifically. I'm afraid my mother put her foot down and I had to give them to the local pet shop, all except two, Alexander and another male, whom I kept and they lived to a ripe old age.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:02 AM

Having been the Mother of the child who was devoted to her white mice, I am on your Mother's side all the way Jo!!!! Like you, Marie was forbidden to keep more than one at a time and eventually it lived in the garage until she decided she had more important things to do in life. She is now the Mother of two and I have noticed that neither of her children have mice - I wonder why??

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:19 AM

As an avid cat lover I applaud the taking in of a stray, especially a pregnant one.

Did you know that cats are not pack animals and don't seek out the company of other cats? That may be news to those of us who have had 2 or more cats but there it is!

Now I have no doubt many of you have anecdotal evidence about how you integrated 101 cats, I'm just passing on what a cat charity told me when we were trying to find a home for Ma's cat. We knew we could not keep Bonny Beautiful ourselves because Dolly Dumpling wouldn't have it. Aren't you glad I never had a kid to name? Anyways Dolly left a perfectly pampered home because she refused to share it with Spencer, a perfectly lovely pusscat who was there first (!), so we knew keeping Bonny was a no no. Thankfully she went to a lovely lady and is very happy. The end.

Ripe old age? Remember when buying a pet for a child the pet may still be alive when the child is old enough to leave home! My nephew had guinea pigs as a child and they're not supposed to live long. Tell that to Alex, the guinea pig that lived to the age of 10 by which time my nephew was fed up with him but then he was old enough to leave home!

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

Ripe old age? Remember when buying a pet for a child the pet may still be alive when the child is old enough to leave home! My nephew had guinea pigs as a child and they're not supposed to live long. Tell that to Alex, the guinea pig that lived to the age of 10 by which time my nephew was fed up with him but then he was old enough to leave home!


How true that is, Amanda! This does remind me that as a child I wanted a tortoise and a frog after two comic characters at the time; again, my mother drew the line at a frog, but did allow me to purchase a tortoise (they were freely available in pet shops in those days.) We bought a large tortoise so that it couldn't get under the fence and disappear (most tortoises are escape artists! ;) ) and I think it wasn't in the first flush of youth anyway and we had it for 45 years!! My father paid half a crown for it (12 pence or about 16 cents) and brought it home on the bus having purchased it on the way home from work. I think we probably got our money's worth!!! :lol:

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:50 AM

Tortoises bring back painful memories for me, in fact I think I could still receive counselling in the matter.

My Dad bought me my Tortoise after a few drinks in the pub along with a lovely white Rabbit. We knew he was on his way back from his Sunday afternoon treat as looking through the window at my Grandma's House I saw a white Rabbit hopping like crazy down the road with my Dad in tow and a Tortoise cradled in his arms. The Tortoise and the Hare come to mind bit this was the old story in reality.

I was about 6 years old and screaming at the bemused public to grab it before it ran off never to be found. A kindly man Rugby tackled it to the floor and I had my Rabbit.
The Tortoise however, lasted a few months and was kept at my Grandparents until one day she announced it had died and Granddad had disposed of it in the bin. It was some years later that I realised the poor thing would have been hibernating and it's probably still alive on a tip somewhere in Lancashire.