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  1. theredhead77

    Family: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Sure you can. You are a grown woman, the opinions of your parents and other family members do not get to dictate your life or your choices regardless of culture.
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    Pet(s): Photos & Discussion

    We have the mama kitty! I'll be dropping her off this afternoon. The cat program says if we can't find a rescue for the kittens they should go back outside until they are big enough to get fixed so they remain feral. I tried to tell J that but she is hellbent on domesticating and finding them homes. I agree that they shouldn't go back into the parking lot where they may get hit by a car or worse, but if she wants to keep them upstairs for much longer they won't be able to go back outside and that's on her. I told her I can't have any more animals in my apartment.
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    Pet(s): Photos & Discussion

    Thank you for the spoiler, @Mindthinkr ! I would have had to burn my computer if I saw the photo! In other news, we have kittens! We set out the trap for either mom or the tom and my neighbor went to look and there were two kittens inside! They are now inside my neighbors bathroom with their sibling. Hopefully we wake to mom or the tom in the trap tomorrow!
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    So where's the poor dog?
  5. theredhead77

    Pet Peeves

    Neither will I. We don't even have Outlook anymore (which sucks!!!!!!!!!) so there is no notification until we get an OOO (if we even get one) but if I need to send an email I'll send the email. Their OOO will come back and I'll know I won't hear back. If the person feels inclined to respond that's on them but I know they are on vacation and I am not expecting a response.
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    Pet(s): Photos & Discussion

    We are aware there is a window; unfortunately, these kittens will probably end up as parking lot cats too and if that is the situation it's best they are afraid of people. Our primary goal is to get the mama fixed, get the tom fixed and get the babies fixed when they are big enough. Neither J or I can take in more cats on a permanent basis and I can't foster due to the kitten-cats neurosis. It took a month for the kitten-cat to stop freaking out at the cat-cat when I brought him home. I just heard back that we have a drop-off appt on Monday for whichever cat ends up in the carrier. Fingers crossed!
  7. theredhead77

    Pet(s): Photos & Discussion

    I painted her in a bad light. She's an older, seemingly lonley, lady who means well
  8. theredhead77

    Pet(s): Photos & Discussion

    The mama cat has 2 other kittens that are hiding in the wall of the utility shed they use as a shelter. We want to get them, too, to get fixed but the one we caught isn't big enough yet so we figure the other two aren't, either. L has been the primary caretaker of the kitties for the last 2 + years so we were trying to include her in this, thinking she would be able to help us. Today J and I decided we're going to have to cut her out of the process since she isn't willing to do what needs to be done to get the mama cat into the trap. Since we get another appointment until next week (if I ever hear back from the program again) we're taking the weekend off. I got home early, pulled the trap, made the other buckets she has for them to sleep in inaccessible and placed a big plastic carrier with the door zip tied open in their little shed with a towel which hopefully the kitties will use, get their scent on and then we can use to bait the trap when we get another appointment. I set a text to leave everything alone and will check tomorrow to make sure she does. It sucks that these kitties are so dependent on her, if she moves (or something happens to her) they may not survive. Our best option is to get the kittens to the no-kill shelter before its too late, get the mama & tom fixed and hope for the best.
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    Pet(s): Photos & Discussion

    This isn't really about my pet but it's still topical. And it's a vent. My apartment complex has some parking lot cats. At least one of them was abandoned when their hooman moved. An elderly neighbor has been feeding the cats for years and has befriended them to the point they come when called and she can pet them. A week ago I noticed there are kittens. I thought this woman (L) had gotten the mama cat fixed, last year after several litters of kittens (some of which died). Nope. She likes the kittens! So my other neighbor (J) and I decided we're going to take things into our own hands and get the mama fixed, then get the tom fixed and try to get the kittens to get them adopted out (and fixed). I found a place that does no-cost spay & neuter for outdoor cats, got a trap and a spay appointment to drop off last night. J and I asked L to set the food just inside the cage and then to coax the mama cat out into her eating area then give her a shove into the cage. Did she? NOPE! She sat in the feeding area trying to talk to the damn cat. Needless to say, we didn't trap the cat and missed our appointment. I'm fucking livid with L. She doesn't understand that we need an appointment to take the cat in, we can't just show up even though we explained it to her several times. She said she would call Banfield (which is backed up for weeks and $$$. And we don't trust her to actually get the cat fixed if they would even take her since she's partially feral). One of the kittens fell down the storm drain on Tuesday night and it took all night but J managed to get it out. J took that kitten to the vet, got the FIV, heartworm, feline leukemia test done (clear) as well as the RCCP shot and the kitten is now in her apartment waiting for an appt to get fixed. We're trying to find it a home (I won't take it and she says she won't keep it so we may have to let it go). So last night after L completely botched the capture (which we are pretty sure she did on purpose) she was texting us that the mama cat was hovering around the manhole where the kitten was calling for her and how sad it was. She wants us to let the kitten go. Nope. I have a call into the place that does the fixing to get some more appointments but it takes 2-3 days to get a call back from the person who runs the cat program. Does anyone here in the Atlanta area want a kitten?
  10. theredhead77

    Pet Peeves

    @TattleTeeny it sounds like your evasive friend may not want to be the cat caretaker. My downstairs neighbor who I'm friends with offers to watch my kitties but I'd prefer to pay a professional pet-sitter that I know will be there daily and not get distracted by work or a social obligation.
  11. The Samsung line of Galaxy tablets is pretty budget friendly. I had one for years and only moved over to an iPad because I got a kick-ass deal on it.
  12. @shapeshifter what do you use your laptop for and what do you use your tablet for? That will make all the difference in what you truly need vs what the guy at Best Buy says you need.
  13. theredhead77

    Pet(s): Photos & Discussion

    @JTMacc99 we need pictures of Butterscotch and @Moose135 we need pictures of Jake! It needs to be a 4th of July puppy photo-off!
  14. theredhead77

    Pet Peeves

    @BooksRule something similar happened with my thermostat and it had to be replaced. Thankfully I'm in an apartment but it's worth a call vs insane electric bills
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    A case of the Mondays: vent your work spleen here

    If it's truly your dream job I'd pursue it. Do you have offers from the other positions? At my company, all internal applicants have to be interviewed, regardless of qualification. Are all the postings within your company or is the dream job an external position and the other ones internal?
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