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Re: Cabin & Porch
« Reply #825 on: May 07, 2018, 12:49:36 am »
* Slips into Cabin quietly in case anyone is asleep. *

I think I see a human body in one of the armchairs but can't tell who it is. Maybe it's Laurie - she seems to spend a lot of time here.

* Bundle of fur emerges from couch & climbs up my arm. *

Hi, Punkin! Did you miss me? I was only away for a couple of days. Look, I brought back salmon, your favorite. I have the other critters' favorites too. It's all going in the fridge now, because it's too late to make you a fancy meal. We don't have 24-hour room service. This isn't the Ritz, you know. :D

I hope all the Incabitants are well. Almost everyone I know has hay fever now, so something is literally in the air. Having the non-allergenic pets here at the Cabin/Porch is such a blessing.



 
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Re: Cabin & Porch
« Reply #826 on: May 07, 2018, 11:05:33 pm »
It probably was me you saw, although I wasn't the only one here.

I've been keeping our furballs fed, and a few of them came with me out the west door to Sri Lanka where they've been soaking up the sun and watching the crows and other birds flying around. They really like my balconies. :)

If anyone is looking to avoid hay fever, it's not a huge problem in Sri Lanka I don't think.
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Re: Cabin & Porch
« Reply #827 on: May 16, 2018, 12:55:54 pm »
Oy!  I have been so busy fixing my house that I have not checked in here!  It has been a year since I purchased my little single wide, and I am finaly getting hot and cold running water....thank goodness for indoor plumbing. (I can't tell you how much nicer bathroom visits are when you can just move a little lever to dispose of contents rather than carrying in buckets of water for that purpose ;) )
 
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Re: Cabin & Porch
« Reply #828 on: May 16, 2018, 03:18:01 pm »
Welcome back, Redd! While you're getting your own "cabin" squared away, you can always drop in here to use the kitchen, bath, etc. It's rare that anything ever goes wrong or breaks down, since it's a cyber-Cabin.

The critters missed you, especially Punkin. She told me. You'll never guess how - she is the smartest cat I've ever seen. When I got here, even though you had left, she was purring & looking content, & she went to a bookshelf & started pawing at a particular book. I took it out & it wasn't about animals, or anything especially interesting. I put it back & she reached for it again, a couple of times. Finally it dawned on me what she was trying to say. The book cover was RED! And here I thought cats were colorblind & didn't understand language!  :)
 
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Re: Cabin & Porch
« Reply #829 on: May 16, 2018, 10:42:24 pm »
Redd! So glad you're here! It's great to hear you have running water again. I don't ever want to be without that, so I don't know how crazy that might have made you feel. But so glad you have it now!
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Re: Cabin & Porch
« Reply #830 on: May 25, 2018, 09:06:59 pm »
With all the serious & ponderous topics going on here, I thought I’d pop into the Cabin with this lighter story about a cat who sails the ocean with his person & serves an indispensable purpose on the crew, which consists of just the two of them. I figured our critters would especially enjoy this, but I hope it doesn’t give them ideas about flying the coop. Most of them would be smart enough, but I doubt any of them would want to give up the easy life to actually go to work on deck. :D

https://tinyurl.com/Seafaring-kitty
 
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Re: Cabin & Porch
« Reply #831 on: June 13, 2018, 09:10:08 am »
Did everyone see the stories & videos of the raccoon climbing the 25-story building in St. Paul? By the time I saw it, he was already safe, but it was still nerve-wracking to watch him inching up the vertical wall, stopping on ledges occasionally to rest. The wall must not have been totally smooth but maybe had something like a textured surface that he could cling to. Seeing him on the narrow ledges 20-plus stories up, looking down at the city, is enough to give you vertigo.  :o

Our critters watched it & they were terrified. Cats & some dogs can climb, but not like that. He was literally holding on to the wall with his claws.   

Here are a couple of links. There are many different versions - this practically collapsed the internet.

https://www.clickorlando.com/news/national/raccoon-scales-skyscraper-in-minnesota

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/12/raccoon-climbs-building-skyscraper-st-louis-minnesota-twitter
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Re: Cabin & Porch
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Re: Cabin & Porch
« Reply #833 on: June 19, 2018, 12:30:31 am »
Hiya all!

Hope everybody's doing well!

I would like to PM (or email) with an LDS who has advanced kidney disease and/or going through dialysis. There are some things going on that may be a result of my kidney disease/dialysis/transplant, and I'd like to compare notes and see if someone else has noticed the same issues. The issues are not very TMI. I just don't think someone will understand it unless they have experienced it too.

Thanks!
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Re: Cabin & Porch
« Reply #834 on: June 19, 2018, 04:33:15 pm »
Hi, Kazbert - it's nice to see you, & I hope you get some people contacting you to compare experiences with. I hope all is going well otherwise.

I **think** most Nauvoodles peek into the Cabin now & then, but in case some don't (a Cabin might be intimidating to some people, because I hear there is a horror or slasher movie by that name), you might post on the Forum & Member News forum too.

We are now in June Gloom on the California coast, so it's foggy, & when the fog thins out, it's overcast. I don't think we had two hours of real sunlight yesterday, & today is moving in that direction too. But it isn't cold. So I have fresh lemonade & a watermelon in the kitchen in case anyone has a dry throat. (The watermelon has claw marks on the outside, but not to worry, I heard the critters bickering over it in time & snatched it from the brink of destruction before they got in).
 
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Re: Cabin & Porch
« Reply #835 on: June 19, 2018, 07:18:40 pm »
I have a friend who is LDS but not a member of this forum (I think...) and had a kidney replacement a couple years ago. I'll PM her and see if she would be willing to chat.
 
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