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JHDK

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The AKC (for dogs) was established in the 1880s, so I'm thinking that the concept of domesticating indoor pets originated about that time. Prior to that, it was probably for hunting, farming and livestock control.

Cattle were first domesticated 10,000 years ago. Before that, they were just animals living o this planet, kind-of like us.

And you know cows provide dairy and leather, right?

Thanks.

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scotchandcigar

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DUDE!!!

She has a scratchy cat house? Inside your cool ME house? This may be better than dash cam pics. I think I might burst with happiness.
I actually had to assemble the cat condo, scratchy posts and all.
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It even has a plaque on it that looks like the plaque they put on our post & beam house.
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JHDK

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i kinda love stella these days but athena has the cutest cat belly of any cat belly ever. it has this hairless spot that is just begging to be rubbed. also she curls up on my eagles blanket so she knows what's what.
 

JHDK

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we should throw a puppy parade....maybe we could do in toledo or boca.
 

JHDK

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athena is scratchy and mean to me. all i do is try to keep her alive w/food and water and toys and treats.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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good call. that's how my last relationship ended.
Given your performance on that front since then, I dare say she made the right call.

Do they not have Zoom AA meetings? If the state has opened up some, maybe they are having them again. You should check.
 

JHDK

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Do they not have Zoom AA meetings? If the state has opened up some, maybe they are having them again. You should check.

yea they do and i've attended a couple. the people are very nice there.

the drinking thing is def an issue i'm gonna have to address but for right now i'm just gonna watch tom hanks movies.
 

JHDK

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Athena has been super sweet lately. It's really nice. She either sleeps in a drawer I have given her or on my blanket after I wake up. And she lets me pet her. I haven't been scratched in like two weeks. This is a record. She's getting soft in her old age. Maybe it's because I have been making a point to use the little fishing line toys I got to play with her.

Another fun fact: as she ages, like a human she is getting liver spots on her ears. It's kinda cute.
 
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JHDK

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I probably posted this before but after I posted those honeycomb shots I was looking through my imgur account and came across this old gem:


Haha. Poor Athena, she really wanted to make that squirrel her lunch.
 

JHDK

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Athena is a fat cat.

About a week ago I put her on a diet. I used to fill her food dish and simply fill it again every time it was empty. It would take her about 4 days to go through a dish. Now she gets 0.5 cup of food per 24 hours. If she eats through it all right away, too bad. I read half a cup has like 500 calories so she's certainly not being deprived. I think she probably needs to lose a pound (don't we all) to get back to a fighting weight.
 

scotchandcigar

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Both our cats are on a diet. I think it's a half-cup (each) twice a day. Our older cat Nico is like a furry sumo wrestler; he's 18 lbs. And our little cat Stella is getting a bit of a belly.
 
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IdRatherBeSkiing

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There is no way to give our 2 dogs and remaining cat any diet. The dogs eat the cat food, the cat eats the dog food. And they work together to open the fridge and eat what is there. I think it is all the cat's idea since cats are evil.

We have to keep the kitchen trash can in front of the fridge door.
 

scotchandcigar

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There is no way to give our 2 dogs and remaining cat any diet. The dogs eat the cat food, the cat eats the dog food. And they work together to open the fridge and eat what is there. I think it is all the cat's idea since cats are evil.

We have to keep the kitchen trash can in front of the fridge door.
That's something I can't even comprehend: dogs and cats opening a refrigerator. And we've had dozens of large dogs stay at our house.