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My pit mix Boo is very talky. When I've just gotten home from work she will do this weird bark/growl/yawn to make me pay attention to her, if she feels I'm not. She also cries and runs around the house whenever she gets a new toy or chewy. It's like she's so excited she can't stand it. 

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@Drogo That was my other cat Squeaky. 

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She is a little witch. Her best talent is screaming for food. Loud, unrelenting meowing with a very high pitch. 

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3 hours ago, aquarian1 said:

she will do this because she doesn't know how to lay on her back.  It's either this, or when she tries to roll on her back from this position she just ends up flopping over to the other side.

One of our cats, Lily, is like that, too:. In her case, I think it's just that she's so big that she tends to wobble when she does try to lay on her back. 

She sure loves to flop on her side, though. Especially when it's time for her to be fed in the morning-she'll meow at my mom or sit there and stare at her until she gets up, and then she'll flop down by the bowls and lay there all cute while she waits to be fed. And she, too, is VERY vocal. She's a regular chatterbox in the mornings. 

Our other cat, Mitsi, sometimes seems like she's confused by how her tail works. If she's laying about and it starts flopping, she'll tilt her head and stare at it like she's trying to figure out why it's moving. Then she'll bat at it :p.

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Shlomo thought that if he didn't actually look at whatever it was he was doing that he shouldn't be that no one would know.  For example before I got cable, he though if he turned his head the other way when his paw was playing with the rabbit ears on the tv I would not you know SEE him doing it and move him and tell him to stop it.

Shana I think watched me sleep because as soon as I woke, before I even opened my eyes should would start patting my face to let me know she wanted breakfast.  Once I didn't move fast enough and she stuck out one claw put it in my nose and pulled.

Shlamey loved to tattle.  If her brothers, or even her mother were doing something they probably shouldn't she would trot as fast as she could to the room I was in meowing the whole way.  She reminded me of a little girl who has so much to say she talks so fast she loses her breath.  

Shmuel, well one of his middle names was Jethro for a reason.  That boy would eat, or at least taste anything.  He once lapped up the leftover juice from some olives in a bowl.  I don't think he left the water bowl the rest of the night.  I did warn him it would make him thirsty.

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2 minutes ago, tiftgirl said:

Shlomo thought that if he didn't actually look at whatever it was he was doing that he shouldn't be that no one would know.  For example before I got cable, he though if he turned his head the other way when his paw was playing with the rabbit ears on the tv I would not you know SEE him doing it and move him and tell him to stop it.

LOL, I love this :D. Cat logic is so bizarre. 

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Oh dear, I guess I should have a few stories to tell. Let’s start with the newest guy. When I bring him to training, he takes “Down - Stay” to his own level. Other dogs are down, but eyes on the owner. My puppy tends to roll over, stretch out, maybe stick his legs out. He takes “Down” very seriously. 
 

He also has very little respect for personal space: 

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18 minutes ago, tiftgirl said:

Shlomo thought that if he didn't actually look at whatever it was he was doing that he shouldn't be that no one would know.  For example before I got cable, he though if he turned his head the other way when his paw was playing with the rabbit ears on the tv I would not you know SEE him doing it and move him and tell him to stop it.

He was his own Lookout Guy/Getaway Driver.

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Kitty Gunderson the Younger loves to burrow under the covers. She always leaves about an inch of tail sticking out. Cat can’t hide completely to save her life. She also insist on pawing the ground when she drinks water. We refer to it as “Ferdinanding” after Ferdinand the Bull (children’s book).

Kitty Gunderson the Elder (may she RIP) did not meow. Like never. She couldn’t make a sound anything like a meow. She was totally silent except for her purring, which was nearly constant and very loud, and when she played with her toy mice. She would carry one around in her mouth making the most god-awful sounds, which started as a low growl and then ended with a very high-pitched squeak. Her favorite time to do this was middle of the night, of course, and we had to explain it to any overnight visitors as it was rather disturbing

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I once had a dog who would chase pick-up trucks, but only from safely behind the fence around our yard.  He wouldn't chase them in a straight line, though, he'd twirl like he was simultaneously chasing his tail and the truck, barking and twirling along the fence line until the truck moved past.  He would not chase cars or SUVs or any other vehicle, just pick-up trucks.

It is one of my biggest regrets that I didn't get video of that twirling run, but that was so long ago that video was far more challenging to get than it is now.

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@Annber03 made me think of one. Knox on occasion will  audibly toot and she looks up and stares at her  butt like wth! She’s 9- she should know this stuff!

She also watches tv.  Like I can’t describe how she watches.  She knows the first few beats to commercials with animals and looks up from a deep slumber.  She gives the dogs on TV hell with barking then passes back out when it’s over.

She likes all kinds of shows but she watched Back to the Future in its entirety.

 

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6 minutes ago, KnoxForPres said:

She also watches tv.  Like I can’t describe how she watches.  She knows the first few beats to commercials with animals and looks up from a deep slumber.  She gives the dogs on TV hell with barking then passes back out when it’s over.

We used to have a cat that watched TV and was like that, too. She was absolutely fascinated by the commercials for Temptations kitty treats-just the opening piano music was enough to have her come running from wherever she was and stare at the TV. 

And one time my mom was watching some show about cats, and our cat was staring at the TV and watching the kitties, but she seemed to get annoyed whenever they'd cut to a clip of some person talking about cats, to the point where, after a while, she just got bored and stopped watching the show. Like, "Well, if you're not going to keep showing the cats then I won't watch anymore." :p. 

She even pawed at the TV once when she saw a bird walking across the floor on some show. 

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Oh, I almost forgot this - Kitty Gunderson the Elder was scared of doorbells, even ones on TV. Frazier and the old Domino’s pizza commercials drove her crazy.

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6 minutes ago, MargeGunderson said:

Oh, I almost forgot this - Kitty Gunderson the Elder was scared of doorbells, even ones on TV. Frazier and the old Domino’s pizza commercials drove her crazy.

Ha- you know I love Frazier but didn’t realize doorbells were common. Now I’ll be like “yep!  There it is!”

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We had a pet fish that would watch TV.  He'd face the set if it was a show he liked, but turn his tail to the set if he didn't like what we were watching.  

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My sweet old dog Olivia was scared of her own farts. She could be in a deep sleep, fart, and jolt awake and run from the room. She could get all 70 pounds moving really quickly when she had to, lol.

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9 hours ago, Annber03 said:

She even pawed at the TV once when she saw a bird walking across the floor on some show. 

One of the cats we had when I was growing up, Yori, once got really worked up when the 10 o'clock news had some story that featured birds chirping.  When the story ended, she started looking all over my parents' bedroom for the birds, even climbing on the TV stand and looking behind the TV.  My mom was cracking up, but Yori was just like, "What?  Where did those birds go?!"  In general, she would have a strong reaction to animal noises in media, which prompted my father to ask Mom not to play the Christmas album Meowy Christmas (though I think it was just because he didn't like it, not because of Yori freaking out).

Yori's mother, Ursa, would respond to times she felt neglected by going under one of the beds and stealing a slipper, then running around meowing with it in her mouth.  (In doing this, she once found a pair of my sister's slippers that had been missing for a while. )  Sometimes she would be in a room full of people and deliberately leave the room just so that she could be like "I'm not getting any attention!" and go get a slipper.  My aunt finally sent her an old slipper as a Christmas present so she could have one of her own, which she did eventually take to using  instead of everyone else's.

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What is your favorite "two characters finally get together" movie scene? 

*Bonus points for Youtube clips.

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This is the very first thing that popped into my mind.

 

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Annie and Sam. (This video leaves out the part I like best when they are in the elevator sneaking looks at each other, but I can't find another one without some random obnoxious music playing over it.)

 

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Bridget and Mark.  Colin Firth is ridiculously hot in this movie.

And Mark always had a little crush on Bridget.

 

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Rather than repeat one of the ones already said above ( @auntlada, I'm looking in your direction ), I'll throw this one out there.  I mean, the entire movie was reverse engineered to get to this scene.

 

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What is the best diet/exercise regimen you have ever been on? 

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Food - The best I've done is WW.  Exercise - It changes.  Right now, I'm doing some weight training programs from a book, but I've done pretty much everything, except PiYo.  I can do Pilates.  I can do Yoga. But I'm only doing them on at a time.

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1 hour ago, OtterMommy said:

Food - The best I've done is WW. 

Same here. It's an excellent plan for anybody who just needs to get arms around what it really means to intake fewer calories than you will burn. It lets you go ahead and eat whatever kind of food that works for you, but it makes it crystal clear how much of it you can consume. 

You want pizza? Go ahead and have a slice of pizza. You want three slices? Well now you've consumed pretty much all your body actually needed to run for the day in one sitting.

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Food - agree with OtterMommy on WW.  Exercise?  kind of a mixed bag.  I was in my best shape when I had a physical job (retail, actually - on my feet all the time, stocking shelves, unloading merch of trucks, etc) but didn't "work out" much.  I tend to prefer high-intensity workouts, like kickboxing, boot camp, etc, but since my knee injuries (yes, plural) a few years ago I haven't found a good replacement workout.  Lots of options, of course, but I get bored.  I am currently working out with a personal trainer once a week - and that works well for me. 

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39 minutes ago, aquarian1 said:

 Exercise?  kind of a mixed bag.  I was in my best shape when I had a physical job (retail, actually - on my feet all the time, stocking shelves, unloading merch of trucks, etc) but didn't "work out" much.  I tend to prefer high-intensity workouts, like kickboxing, boot camp, etc, but since my knee injuries (yes, plural) a few years ago I haven't found a good replacement workout.  Lots of options, of course, but I get bored.  I am currently working out with a personal trainer once a week - and that works well for me. 

I guess a more accurate answer to this question for me is the best exercise is the one that you are going to do.  While certain workouts worked for you in the past, they may not now.  It's not that kickboxing (or, in my case, PiYo) is a *bad* workout, it's just that we can't/won't do them.   I'm not sure there actually is a bad workout--unless it works against your body in some way.

However, when it comes to food, I do think that some of the "diets" out there are actually detrimental to people's health.

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I laughed way to hard at mine....

Sarah Palin's UFO Casino

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Extreme Cash Chopper.

It's either about creating and managing budgets, shredding money, or a trivia game show that takes place in tourist and/or commuter helicopters. I can't decide, or make any sense out of it.

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My Big Fat Coupon Chopper.

Boring.  I either need to change my name or move.

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27 minutes ago, Browncoat said:

My Big Fat Coupon Chopper.

Boring.  I either need to change my name or move.

Yeah, really. Big Fat / Coupon is a tough start. I'm trying to figure out best case scenario if you move.

My Big Fat Coupon Mysteries - What happened to the coupon for "buy one large pizza, get a second one and a 2L bottle of soda for free"?

 

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5 minutes ago, auntlada said:

Fabulous Storm Guys. I assume tornado chasing is involved in some way.

I would watch that. 

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Nazi Wedding Casino. Which sounds like the worst place to get married ever?

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