Category Archives: Whimsy

Beethoven’s Favorite Joke

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I Like to Sleep

Classy Christmas Decoration Ideas

So, yet again, ’tis the season.  I decided to adorn my newest abode with something festive.

I put up some twinkly lights in my window and they look great in the dark and during the day when they are back-lit by sunlight:

I’ve hung the lights between the two layers of curtain.  On the outer I have a sheer cream colored fabric to keep people walking past from being able to see me in my living room.  Since I live in the basement of an apartment building on the corner nearest the entrance there is a lot of traffic past my windows.  On the interior, to keep the light out at night I’ve hung brown cloth curtains.  The two layers of curtain, plus the star-shaped lights silhouette in a delicate and ethereal way that is really lovely.  At night, from outside the lights look cheery and from inside twinkly and warm.

Christopher the Miricle Cat

The following was taken from http://www.mercurynews.com/pets-animals/ci_15821656

Nine lives, sixth sense: Cat at veterinary clinic seeks out ailing cats

By Diana Samuels

Daily News Staff Writer
Posted: 08/18/2010 08:04:38 PM PDT

All cats may have nine lives, but Christopher, an orange and white tabby who lives at a Redwood City veterinary clinic, also has a sixth sense.

Dubbing him a “guardian angel,” “wonder cat” and “miracle kitty,” the staff and volunteers at the Nine Lives Foundation’s Feline Well-Care Clinic say Christopher can tell when other cats need help. He will sit outside the cages of sick felines until someone lets him in, and last month, the clinic says, he saved the life of a kitten in need of a blood transfusion.

“It’s weird, it’s really true that he seems to understand things,” said Monica Thompson, Nine Lives’ chief veterinarian and founder. “He knows when he can help. He alerts us when things aren’t right about a cat.”

Christopher, who is about 3 or 4 years old, was found on the side of a road by a group of bicyclists in March. He arrived at the clinic unable to stand, his pelvis fractured.

He recuperated, and one day simply jumped out of his cage while it was being cleaned.

Since then, Christopher has lived at the clinic. On Wednesday morning he snoozed in his favorite cat bed on a desk, ignoring the hustle and bustle around him. As is typical for Christopher, he was napping next to a terminally ill cat.

“He’ll often paw at a cage door to be let in so he can clean and comfort a cat in there,” said Robert Lowery, a San Ramon resident and volunteer at Nine Lives.

He even became known as the “feral
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kitten tamer” last month, when he asked to be let into a cage with two feral kittens that were “untouchable, just hissing and growling,” Thompson said.

Christopher taught the kittens all about being a cat, and within a couple of weeks they were tame. One has since been adopted, and the other is still available.

“The kittens were so excited to see (Christopher) that when he left the cage they would sit and cry,” Thompson said.

But Christopher’s biggest claim to fame is likely saving the life of a tiny black kitten that came to the clinic July 11 with severe anemia. She needed a blood transfusion immediately, and Thompson couldn’t draw enough to even determine her blood type.

“I didn’t know what I was going to do,” Thompson said.

Christopher kept jumping up on the operating table, rubbing on Thompson and nuzzling the kitten. So Thompson grabbed Christopher and used his blood for the transfusion.

Thompson didn’t know it at the time, but the kitten had an uncommon “B” blood type found in about 20 to 25 percent of the cat population. It’s also a blood type usually found in purebred cats, Thompson said, so she wouldn’t have expected to find it in the black shorthaired kitten.

As it turned out, Christopher also has Type B blood. The kitten was standing up within about four hours of the transfusion, Thompson said, and has since gone back to Humanimal Connection, the rescue foundation that was caring for her.

“If I hadn’t paid attention to (Christopher), I probably would have lost the cat,” Thompson said.

Though many people have inquired about adopting Christopher, Thompson said, he “serves a purpose” at the clinic.

“Who knows how many cats he’ll save in the years ahead,” Lowery said.

E-mail Diana Samuels at dsamuels@dailynewsgroup.com.

The Nine Lives Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of cats and kittens. It operates a veterinary clinic and shelter, providing low cost spay/neuter, rescue, medical and adoption services. Its shelter welcomes all cats and kittens regardless of their physical, medical or behavioral conditions.

The Nine Lives Foundation shelter: 3016 Rolison Road, Redwood City, 650-368-1365

The Feline Well-Care Clinic: 1683 Broadway, Redwood City, 650-368-1365

For more information on how to donate, and to see cats available for adoption, visit http://www.ninelivesfoundation.org/

Neato Online Drawing Programs

Really Neat Internet Thing

Funy Sheep Related News

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/glance/847832/lovelorn-ram-snagged-on-live-wire

When you think that there just isn’t enough things to marvel at.  A randy ram is thwarted by a low wire.

Microwave Popcorn and Me

I’m ridiculous.  I know this.

I tried to make microwave popcorn…

When I was a kid I could make popcorn without burning it EVERY time. Now I couldn’t microwave it without burning it if I needed to do so to save my life.

I will eventually be killed by an angry popcorn loving homicidal maniac.

Yves Klein Blue

I’ve decided that I like this band.  The CD is being released in Canada on July 6th?

I will buy it.

Lyrics to Polka :
Brother hold your head this way
And bustle to the front of the line
Coz if they catch your eyes before you get inside,
Well you’ll never be allowed

People got a name for us
Coz we escape the strain of the days
Oh we stretch in the side and bend in the middle,
But we never ever break
But if you feel that way now
Or if you ever feel so inclined
Skip past the doors of boring forty-somethings and rise

Oh and if you wanna lose your frown
Or your name or even your face
Lick up a dream that seemingly sings with whistling neon breath

Come and have a drink with us
A little wine or a nice champagne
Oh thanks sounds nice and I will decline
But at night things seem to change

People got a name for us
Coz we escape the strain of the days
Coz we stretch in the sides and bend in them eyes but we never ever change

And if you feel that way now
Or if you ever feel so inclined
Well kick in the shins of all the fucking whingers and rise

Yeh and if you wanna lose your frown
Or your name or even your face
Lick up a dream that seemingly sings with whistling neon breath

Sid was at the gates of dawn
And Jimmy said ride the snake
So we bent our spoons and howled at the moon to find what science replaced
And it turns out it aint that much
Though I may have missed in in the haze
Oh it drips in your mind
And fills up your eyes
And you’ll never be the same

But if you’re ever coming down
Or if you ever take too much
Remember that’s much better than never ever getting enough

Oh so if you wanna lose your frown
Or your name or even your face
Lick up a dream that seemingly screams with rushing neon death alright

All your spirits gone, and you are barley alive.
You hand me a smoke, though it’s like you hardly notice
And it’s sad I suppose
When I look into your eyes you say
It seems to go this way, no matter what’s at stake,
Oh it seems to go this way with everything I start

Oh so if you feel that way now
Or if you ever feel so inclined
Skip past the doors of boring forty-somethings and rise
But if you want to lose your frown
Or your name or even your face
Lick up a dream that seemingly sings with rushing neon death

Eagle Owl Can See Your Soul

This creature looks like it can see the beginning and end of time.

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