Friday, July 14, 2006

Kat's Korner >^..^<

There are people who reshape the world by force or argument, but the cat just lies there, dozing; and the world quietly reshapes itself to suit his comfort and convenience.--Allen and Ivy Dodd

**There will be no cat of the day on weekends now. I've decided to just start posting during the week, Mon.-Fri., since there are not many visitors on the weekend. I will however keep Kat's Korner up, so I and those who want to chat on Saturday & Sunday can!!**

**Please make sure you visit Bari's foster family at www.cathappy.com. They are in the Texas area and need forever homes!**

**Also, don't forget to visit Emma at her new blog: A Blog for Emma **

59 comments:

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning! I just love this picture! Too funny! I am having trouble w/some of the words in the post disappearing, but we can use our handy highlighting knowledge and click Control A to highlight it!! Just make sure your cursor is in the body of the paragraph.

So how is everyone this Sunday, day before a brand new week! Just ruined your happy thoughts, huh? Lol! Sorry!

Kim - so glad your home safe and sound! How is Sean? Hope he heals quickly!

My throat is killing me this morning! Yes!, I've been taking my meds! But other than that I felt much better yesterday and I'm feeling pretty good this morning. Hopefully the sore throat will go away soon! Don't think I'm going to church today. Btw, as far as not posting cats on Sat. and Sun., don't you think it best?? We'll still have Kat's Korner to chat thru.

Emma's Kat said...

Ok, now! I can't get Control A to highlight! MmmmmmmLlllllllll! Lol! I know, I know, you can also click and drag to highlight, but I thought Control A would do the trick too!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Hi all. I agree with the "no postings" on weekends, if for no other reason than Kat needs a day or two off from this. We can still chat away, but there are usually a lot fewer of us here. Good idea.

Be sure to click the cursor somewhere in the body if Ctrl+A isn't working.

Also, you can click on the REFRESH button. The refresh icon is the little box with two green arrows (looks like a recycle symbol to me). You can also use F5 (keys at the top of keyboard), or from the top menu, View, Refresh. REFRESH reloads the page from the website, like a clean copy, rather than using the one stored in the cache on your computer.

I've checked into disappearing/non-appearing text, apparently blogger support thinks it is a hardware problem (eg, your monitor, video RAM, etc). I've tested it on about five computers, they all do it. Thought at first it was too much on one page, set mine to one display per page, same thing. I'm monitoring to see when/if someone solves the problem, like I said before, might even be me!!!

You need to get some rest today, Kat, lots of fluids and rest. Dr. Deb can fill you in with any other things. Hope Sean is resting comfortably now, and Kim and the rest of the family can have a quiet, peaceful Sunday.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Kat: · Take ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin). 600 mg. TO 800 mg. Advil or Motrin – prescription dosage – every 4-6 hours (3 to 4 tablets)
·Gargle with warm salt water (1 teaspoon of salt per glass of water).
·Suck on throat lozenges or hard candy.
·Suck on flavored frozen desserts (such as Popsicles).
·Use a humidifier in your bedroom or other rooms you spend lots of time in.
·Drink lots of liquids.
·Avoid caffeine because it can cause water loss.
·Getting extra sleep can promote more rapid recovery; your body requires rest

SOME TIPS ON HELPING YOUR THROAT FEEL BETTER. HOPE THEY HELP!

Emma's Kat said...

Thanks Deb! Again, isn't our fuzz family the best! Anything you need to know about, someone in the pack knows! Advil didn't seems to help yesterday. But, I will go and take some, maybe it'll help today. I have some numbing throat lozenges (Ceprocal?) and I'm gonna try and drink something. Kinda hard when you dread swallowing. Anyway, enough whining from me! How's the ole noodle/head, Deb?

ML - Air conditioner still working well? I'm so happy for you and MBE! Btw, I hope you figure out the disappearing text mystery! Yeh, how could it be a hardware problem if everyone is having the same problem?!

Kim said...

Good Morning Ladies! Posting the kitties during the week is a good idea if for no other reason, those who can't post on the weekends won't feel left out. And to echo everyone else, we can chat through Kat's Cat on the weekends. It will be nice to have an open forum for discussions.

Kat, I'm not calling you today and don't you call me! Rest your throatand your body. We can chat later tonight when the kids are in bed IF YOU'RE UP TO IT! Also, I'm REALLY feeling like a heel about the candy, now! I swear, I'm going to mail it tomorrow! You could have had it for just this reason if I had sent it a month ago! I am so lazy/busy sometimes!

Sean is feeling much better! We have to remove the top dressing on his head today. There is another dressing underneath. I tried to remove it this morning and he really got upset. The tape is pulling what is left of his hair. I'm going to have to clip his hair as I remove the bandage, hopefully this will help with the pulling. Then the rest of his head will get a nice close shave! I will have to take pictures and show everyone. He has such a cute round head!

Dr. Deb, it's so awesome that you're a part of the family. We have so many specialists in our group!

Monica, I feel for you two!

Not meaning to leave anyone out, ever. I sometimes forget to mention everyone but I'm still thinking about you and hoping for the best.

Emma's Kat said...

Kim - I've been watching the mail everyday!! JUST JOKING!! Don't you worry about the candy!! You have your hands full!! Seriously, don't you worry about sending the candy tomorrow! You take care of yoself(lol!) and Sean! I will be sending him a lil goodie bag as soon as I can get myself bettah. I'm so over being sick! It sucks! Going to lay my butt on the couch w/my fuzz babies. Lloyd took the boys and went on to church, so at least there is peace and quiet. Think I'll go watch Jurassic Park. I love that movie! Check back in later! Love you gals!

Gheeri's Servant said...

Hi everyone!

Kat- I didn't know you liked JP?!?!?!?! I LOVE that movie! I have that special edition box set with the 3 movies plus another thing that has a bunch of extra stuff (I have no idea-I've never attempted to watch it!). I can only watch it by myself :( Bryan gets mad because I know all the lines in the 1st one (I've seen it a bazillion times), most of the lines in the 2nd, and after I watch the 3rd I won't shut up about the phone ring.... yeah, JP is pretty much banned around here. I am such a tomboy-I LOVED dinosaurs growing up-still do. Bry gets mad at me because everytime the Discovery channel or TLC has one of those cgi Dino movie things on (Walking with Dinosaurs, I think????), I always want to watch, and he gets bored. From my point of view, HOW CAN YOU NOT LIKE DINOSAURS?!?!! Anyhow, I think it's cool that we both like JP. I hope you are feeling better!!!! Oh, and I think it's great that you want to cut back- sometimes it's hard to constantly think about the blog... you did the right thing!


ML- The 3 computers I was working on did the same thing-it can't be a problem with our computers. I always thought it was me so I never said anything, lol.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Kat: Try the popsicles, they will numb your throat & give you some liquids at the same time. I like grape the best :).

Kim: So happy to hear that Sean is better. For removing the bandage, try putting some baby oil on it and letting it soak for a bit. This should get the adhesive to release easier.

COUNT ME IN ON THE JP MARATHON -- love those dinosaurs!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hey--is anyone getting tired of my helpful tips. Sometimes I think I'm helping when I'm actually annoying. Don't mean to annoy! I just have this vast storage of mostly useless information in my noggin -- probably why I have migraines -- so when some actual useful knowledge surfaces, I like to share!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

WHOOPS, multiple bloggins again. Kim: forgot to tell you that if you don't have baby oil, try olive oil!

Kim said...

Deb, thanks for the tip. The hospital gave me some of that adhesive remover that smells like oranges. Sean HATES that stuff and gets really upset when I use it. The baby oil sounds like a better alrenative because there isn't that orange smell. I think Sean assocites that smell with the hospital.

Your tips are very helpful! I don't mind them.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Deb, I enjoy your tips also. And I also love all three JP movies. I have also memorized the first one.

Hey, GS, how are you doing?

The blogger problem is something in their video programming, maybe the amount of memory they are reserving? It looks like they are running short of screen memory and will only display certain parts. Of course they are going to say it's hardware, that's what software people always say. Why I liked working BOTH, had to find an answer. I keep asking about it, someday someone there will go back through the source code and find their problem.

I've changed all sorts of settings here and it never made a bit of difference. Charley has a huge amount of RAM on his video card (and a dual-processor setup as well) and it still looks like it does on mine!

I've got PDJ backed up on CD and a printout, but you should be able to log in and access it from any computer. You only accessed the site from an office computer, the site itself is public. But, just in case, we've got you covered.

Emma's Kat said...

Hey GS! Yes, I too have the 3-disc special set! I watched the 3rd one. The 1st and 3rd are my faves, but of course, the 1st one is the best! I loves the humor and the jokes in the 1st! I too have watched it a bazillion times. Btw, how are you and how is Bry's hand doing?

Deb - I definately don't mind the medical tips! I definately appreciate them!

casper's mom (Monica) said...

Count me in on the med tips too. I am going to try and answer the questions from yesterday's comments, won't be able to remember who said them as if I try to check them I will loose what I am writing. I think. Anyhow you are right husbands just won't listen and are bad patients. Also Frank does not follow the diet recommended and the meds are what keeps his cholestrol down. The doctor down in Sacramento changed his drugs, which right now he is upset about. I know one drug that was changed and he took him off Dilacor and put him on Lopressor. Also took him off propapnol(sp). To Frank there is no pain with his angina just pressure on the chest and his jaw goes numb.

My sweet baby bow is sitting next to me while I'm typing, he's so soft and warm.

Gheeri's Servant said...

0.0 <---- believe it or not, that was Toby. He gets lonely/jealous (not sure which!) when I'm on the computer, because Gheeri is ALWAYS right there, and theres only room for one kitteh up here. And it is, most definately, the QUEEN's spot. But he tries, and in doing so, knocks over stuff, opens programs, types for me, etc... *sigh* but I love him. I just wish I knew if he was jealous of ME or Gheer's abscence.

Deb, keep 'em coming! No one should get upset by you helping your friends!

ML, when I said I lost it, I meant all the submissions that I had saved. Everyone sent me thier submissions to my work email, where I had everything saved, but since I lost my job, I don't have that stuff any more, so it's impossible for me to get it back.

Kat, for me, the 3rd one was like... fan-work. Like they did it specifically because of people who love the dinos. The first two are dear to me because I'm such a freakin' environmentalist. The first one, when Ian Malcolm tries to tell them that it's not going to work because life will find a way, and the dinos can't be controlled, I was really into that. That's why Ian is my fave character. And in the second, the part where INJEN is catching the dinos... I cried. It's like that with regular animals too, and it breaks my heart. Also, Bryan always says that I'm like Sarah. Even though I knew it would be life-threatening, I would have brought the baby Rex back to help it. And WE would have probably died for it! LOL So, even though I like the 3rd, for the fan-girliness in me, the first 2 are my faves. I hope they make another. But they have to come up with a good plot.
Oh, and Kat, I'm doing good... I haven't told Bryan or his family yet, so I'm getting ready for a double lashing (They're just those type of people). Bryans' pins should be coming out in about a week or so. I think he gets another cast put on after that though. I don't know how long it wil take. The only good news is that we found out that Bryan's car insurance will cover his medical bills. But the bike still needs reairs, and his car needs work done as well. Now, we're just dreading his parents coming home. It's been so nice without them here... *sigh*

casper's mom (Monica) said...

Now on today's postings. Whatever Kat decides with her site is A O.K. with me. I just got that picture she has on today in an e-mail yesterday. It is cute. Kat sure hope you will be getting a lot better real soon and it sounds like Debs tips sound pretty good for the throat.

Kim, sure glad Sean is feeling better today and hope you are also.

GS, so glad to hear from you again. Missed you.

Pretty neat, we have someone with medical knowledge and someone with computer knowledge. Got a whole lot of knowledge in our fuzz pack. I also hope I haven't forgotten anyone.

Zeus said...

I think everyone will understand your decision not to post on the weekends. After all, your a homo sapien, and strangely enough, you have a life as well! Enjoy your weekends by seeing a movie, going to restaurant, or dare I say, even playing with your feline...which you should be doing every single day!

Terrific quote by the way as well. I will make sure my human pet reads it so she can understand that the world revolves around me. I think she forgets this at times...silly woman...

Kim said...

Hello again. Not to keep talking about Sean. I just remembered that yesterday, someone asked if Sean's shunt was in his heart too? No, Sean's is in his brain.

Where's Rose and Rosie today? I need my daily dose of Yin and Yang!

MEN! Go figure! LOL! But we love 'em still!

Emma's Kat said...

Karen C.- I saw you commenting today on yesterday's posting! Hope all is well w/you and the kittehs and family too!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Kim: Please keep talking about Sean. The Fuzz Family worries! My daughter's boyfriend had a shunt put in his head at birth -- water on the brain -- & he is 19 and still has the shunt. He is a very nice, funny & intelligent young man.

GS: WE MISSED YOU! Glad to hear from you. Hope you are doing better!

I heard from Karen C. & the clove oil worked. She took her kids to Disney yesterday. Toothache is much better -- yippee!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Well, fiddle, another multiple posting for me. Forgot to ask:

Kim: Could we pleae have a mailing address where we can send get well cards to Sean? I would love that & I think all the Fuzz Family would too! Thanks! If you don't want to post it, just email me at debrastaylor@earthlink.net & I'll spread the "word".

Emma's Kat said...

Okay Rose...oh!, it's you Deb! Sorry, with all the multiple posts, I just assumed...hehehe...

Kim said...

Deb, I would rather email my address. I certainly don't mind the FF having my address, just don't want to post it out in the open.

Sean's had his shunt since he was a week old and will have it for the rest of his life. He has Hydrocephalus, or water on the brain.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Kat: Rose & I both sometimes have MPD -- multiple posting disorder :) -- how's the throat? Been able to eat some popsicles?

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Get ready Kat, going to do it again --- MPD!

Kim, just send me your address & I'll share it with the Fuzz Family. Thanks!

debrastaylor@earthlink.net

Rose said...

Okay, Okay, Okay...I SAW THAT, Kat!!
It is I, Queen of MPD!!
But, Deb, you're doing a great job, too! ;-}

Wow, I need to get my hands on some clove oil...there's a little old-fashioned drug store that still compounds meds in town, have to call them tomorrow. Karen mentioned she found it in Whole Foods, I think...There's one in Princeton. I LOVE Princeton, but I'm not sure about the bus connections. I want to go to Disney, too!!

Kim, I'm glad Sean is recovering well. Gee, so many procedures for a little man... Your offspring are etherial! I can't get over the length of Sean's eyelashes! Ladykiller Eyes!!

I'm waiting for Derek Jeter's interview on "60 Minutes", so this is probably going to be a record short post...^pant^pant^pant^...

The little Royals are changing everyday. Deb, where's the "pause button"? Marigold fell in the toilet last night...I was expecting that to happen to Brutus, since he's a leaping fool, but Marigold's catching up to him! She can jump in the tub (w/o water, 'course) They like to run around inside the tub like they were playing Indy 500 or something. Well, I "saved" Brutus twice from slipping in when I couldn't put the seat down fast enough, but I didn't realize Marigold had reached that level yet. Before I knew it, I heard a little "splash" and the poor little thing was just pulling herself out by the time I looked down. The water was clean, but I wanted to wash her a little bit, anyway, since I clean the toilet with a Clorox product and I didn't want her to injest any. She was SO good about the little bath we had! Didn't complain once!
Marigold is also very assertive about tidbits I let them have. I had a piece of salmon Friday, and they both want on the table when I'm eating. I broke 2 pieces off for them, let them cool and gave 1 each to them. Marigold wolfed hers down, went to Brutus' piece, growled and took his away!
I'm blessed with being engulfed with all this fuzzy-love! Occasionally, they'll sleep apart, but most of the time, they're in my lap or playing! They were so well socialized by our Deb and her girls, they never, from day 1, saw me as a stranger. They're so relaxed with people, and I love that they follow me around, along with Emily. ::heh:: A lady in my apartment building goes around and tells the neighbors I'm a "recluse". So, I am the Crazy Cat Lady with the 3 cats following her around. Wouldn't have it abny other way!
Okay guys, you know I loves ya's all, but Jeter's up after this commercial, so I'm OUTTAHERE!!!
chat later!

Karen C. said...

Hello! I'm trying to catch up on laundry and all that nonsense. I was at Disneyland all day (and all night) yesterday with my kids, and we went to the 9:30 AM show of Pirates of the Caribbean II this morning. Then I took a little nap, surrounded by fluffs. Well...Grr wasn't touching me, but she was nearby - quite an honor. Cocoa and Midnight like to cuddle up.

Rose - Do you want me to mail you some clove oil?

Rose said...

Hi Karen,
Thank You! But please don't go to that kind of expense! I'm pretty sure it's somewhere here in town. If not, I'll play tourist in my own state (which I wouldn't visit if given the choice anymore!), and make my way to Princeton...there's only one change to a different bus co., but it should be fun!

ML...it's not a Hardware Problem, the lying Blogger Buggers!! I can't see any print on today's posting until I "highlighted" it, either. I don't think it's like we all have the exact same type of computer...it's not nice to lie, it buys you more time in Purgatory!

casper's mom (Monica) said...

Rose loved the story of Marigold and Brutus. LOL. I like all the different posts. Sounds like we're all talking together instead of posting even though it takes all day.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

I agree with Caspar's mom: these posts are fun!

Rose: I am FINALLY sending the goodie box tomorrow -- I promise -- I will include some clove oil for you. No problem. LOVE the story of Marigold -- she is learning her leaping from Brutus. So, you are a recluse & a crazy cat lady -- WELCOME TO MY WORLD, IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE! Sounds like your neighbor is jealous that you are happy with your life! PBBBTTT (raspberries) to her! You can tell her that I have FIVE cats following me around and at one point had TEN & loved every minute of it! Oh, and I looked for the Pause/Stop button the kittens & ...well, hate to tell you this...but it was not included! But, oh, aren't they so much fun to watch! They did that race in my tub too. Speaking of racing, Sam just ran in here at lightening speed and out again -- for apparently no reason. :) Take care. Whew....did I beat your record for longest post....I'm exhausted :) .

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Rose, try putting a little plastic jingle ball in the tub. Roll it around, watch the fun. I do it with one cat, imagine the tiny Royals scooting around that tub chasing a ball. Warning: It is very noisy!

Of course it's not a hardware problem. Trust me, it's the first thing they teach you in school, right along with writing the obligatory "Hello World" program. And of course, in hardware school, guess what they teach? Think you can figure that one out.

Yeah, we've got a great group here. Alot of talent. That was what made me think of that saying: WE MAY NOT HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER, BUT TOGETHER, WE HAVE IT ALL.

Got a gorgeous full moon out tonight, if you haven't looked. Since I have Bear, the poodle with the pea-sized bladder, I am outside all the time. Day and night. Check that moon out if you can.

Sorry, GS, you lost all the submissions. I didn't get that at first. Wish there was a way I could get those back for you.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

GS: Do you have a friend at where you used to work who would download your info for you? Or...can you "sneak" in at lunch or some other "downtime" and get "at" your old computer? Hmmm...a plan...we need a plan...tell me about where you used to work....Fuzz Family doesn't know it, but I work for the CIA...whoops now that I told you...you know what I have to do :)!! Seriously GS...we can figure this out! Why don't you call me 281/468-4468. I ran into this problem at a prior job and managed to solve it.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Count me in on this, too, Deb. Right up my alley.

When you leave a job, they should offer you a chance to get anything personal off the computers. I was sys admin at several companies, always did that. You lock their account ASAP (although not all of them actually do that...!!!), but the employees have a right to their personal stuff. It's like cleaning out your desk!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

[aha, is this the beginnings of MPD???? Must be highly contaigous]

BTW, we should still demand to see the entire JR Man. I for one want proof it is not just a cat's head.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

The last job that I left...well...let's just say that I made sure I had all my info before changing all the codes (insert evil laughter here)!!! Believe me, he deserved it! GS: We can do this! ML is right, chances are they have not changed their codes on the computer. One of my last jobs, they still have me on their roster. Good thing I'm trustworthy (insert more evil laughter!) -- as long as I am treated nicely -- treat me not nice and hmm....things might "happen" to their computer!

ML: I'm with you -- Show us the body of Jr. Man! :)

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

MPD STRIKES AGAIN!

ML: Maybe we should form some sort of "recovery specialty" company! Could be fun, highly illegal, but fun! (for any secret agents monitoring this web site...the above blogging was a joke, only a joke.....)

caspersmom said...

I just started a blog site, I think, so I am posting to see if the name comes up in blue. Testing!!!!

caspersmom said...

Yea, it worked. Now to figure out how to use it with pictures and stuff.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Oh, great, Casper has a blog. Yeah.

One of the things I used to do was low-level recovery, it is fascinating and fun.

But I think this is an altogether different type of recovery! I'm in.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Ohhh, think Casper's Mom might be coming down with MPD.

...darn, I did it again, too.

caspersmom said...

I don't know Mary Lynn, I'm really computer illiterate. Don't know How I'm going to do with the blogger. Tried to get a picture of Casper on but only got how and no action.

Emma's Kat said...

..........ahem......Now, don't you all get mad, but...I really really think you should see a doctor. Your MPD is I do believe turning into OCCD!! Rose! DISCUSS!!

Emma's Kat said...

Oh, and Monica, it just occured to me. We have never seen your other two kitties!! Have we now?!

caspersmom said...

The only one you haven't see is Patches. Gizmo was on PDJ when we were gone down to Sacramento.

Emma's Kat said...

That's right! I remember Gizmo now! Gotta go look at Gizmo again! So, cough up some pix of Patches! Lol! Rules are rules! You say the name you play the game. Sorry! I was trying to rhyme! We, as I'm sure everyone would agree, want to see Patches! We want Patches! We want Patches! Yes, I need to go to bed! :)

caspersmom said...

Good night Kat. I will send a picture of Patches soon. Hope you are feeling a lot better on the morrow.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Okay, Casper's Mom, have you chosen a template for the blog?

caspersmom said...

Yes.

caspersmom said...

I thought I did. Doesn't seem to be coming up.

caspersmom said...

When I hit the blog name on the bottom it says not found.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Why don't you create a new blog and call it Casper, something like that (just a random name...no real reason I picked it...).

Then go pick your template. You can email me on the side and not get out of your blog window, okay. If you have to use the internet, hit Ctrl + N to open a New Window, so you don't lose the "create a blog" window.

caspersmom said...

I got on the template and posted text. But when I click image nothing happens.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Okay, you selected the little image icon. Then you get a screen that allows you to specify the photo location?

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

One important thing: if you have any popup blockers, turn them off. It will -- and did with me -- interfere with loading the photos.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

MPD, naw, OCCD here I come! (forgot what OCCD stands for...?)

Anyway, yesterday I contact tech support for the blog and sent a detailed report. We should be getting an answer in a few days. Also gave them our blogs so they could check for themselves.

We'll see.......!

Rose said...

If I remember corretly, OCCD was Obsessive Compulsive Comment Disorder... It would be applicable if you posted mulitple times on 2 or more sites within a 24 hour period. Posting multiple times on the same site in same time period (in excess of 3 postings) suggests MPD Level II.
::heh-heh::

jennifer said...

What a great pic ... too funny and too true ... you gotta love cats!!

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