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Old 01-17-24, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
What's odd, is that both cats and dogs, if you're alert to them, chose the person they want to be their parents. We get all of our dogs from pounds and shelters, our first dog, and this is when I learned this, we went to several pounds and interacted with several dogs, none of them really could care less if we were there...except one, as we were leaving the cage area, one dog jumped up on the screen whining at us, the others could care less, my wife and I looked at each other and both of us learned that dog wanted to go home with us, so he did. After that experience, every time we go to find a dog, we let the dog chose us, and everytime we have been rewarded with a great dog.

When I was kid we got stray cats, they chose our home, and once my parents allowed the cat to stay, it was our cat from then on, they never ran off. Stray cats are very skittish, but for some reason they might find the right person, and won't be skittish to that person, and that probably happened to you NoGlider, that cat chose you.
We got our cat from the shelter. I was walking through the cat room full of probably a hundred cats. As I walked by, one of them stuck her paw out through the cage bars at me. We took her home and she's been the best pet I've ever had.
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Old 01-25-24, 08:12 PM
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My cat Harry (aka Butthead) was literally dumped in my hands at a farmer's market; couple of young women walked by the booth I was helping at with a tiny six-week-old kitten, I asked for pets, and they dumped him on me with the sob story that he'd been dumped on them and they were flying home the next day and would I take him? I had been told explicitly, NO MORE CATS (we were up to I think four at the time). I told myself that we'd just foster him while we found him a home; that delusion lasted until Bev and Alan saw him. I still miss him.



Harry at 6 weeks

Harry at 17 years


Originally Posted by rekmeyata
What's odd, is that both cats and dogs, if you're alert to them, chose the person they want to be their parents. We get all of our dogs from pounds and shelters, our first dog, and this is when I learned this, we went to several pounds and interacted with several dogs, none of them really could care less if we were there...except one, as we were leaving the cage area, one dog jumped up on the screen whining at us, the others could care less, my wife and I looked at each other and both of us learned that dog wanted to go home with us, so he did. After that experience, every time we go to find a dog, we let the dog chose us, and everytime we have been rewarded with a great dog.

When I was kid we got stray cats, they chose our home, and once my parents allowed the cat to stay, it was our cat from then on, they never ran off. Stray cats are very skittish, but for some reason they might find the right person, and won't be skittish to that person, and that probably happened to you NoGlider, that cat chose you.
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Old 01-26-24, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider
Oh we're including dead wildlife? I see a lot of dead rats on my commute, but I prefer to forget about them. I also see a lot of live rats, and my feeling about them is the same as for the dead ones. Ugh.
Reminds me of a time in 2010 when I was riding home from work. It was late, I think 10pm, so fully dark and the battery in my light was just about dead. So, I didn't see the very large dead deer on the side of the road until I was right on top of it. At this time, I was riding around a brakeless fixed gear (something I gladly no longer do) so stopping quickly wasn't going to happen. I was thankfully not going terribly fast given my lack of lighting, but still fast enough to be problematic in this situation. I got the front wheel off the ground to roll up onto the carcass but the back wheel hung up so down I went. I and the bike were unhurt, still annoying. Also annoying was recalling at that time that I had seen the very same dead deer on the way into work 9 hours earlier. Guess it was a low priority for the city to take care of.
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lots of ear buds wired and wireless. found someones apple AirPods pros case and all all scattered. try to find the owner no luck so I put them back on the ground close to where I found them.

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On a pre-dawn commute this morning. American made so it must be good. It's well used. I think I will post an ad on Craigslist in the lost and found section.

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Old 02-09-24, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by truthseeker14
On a pre-dawn commute this morning. American made so it must be good. It's well used. I think I will post an ad on Craigslist in the lost and found section.

You could fix almost anything with that....
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Just keep the hammer, they're not worth any money even though they are rated as either the best or one of the best, that particular framing hammer new sold for around $25 depending on how old it is, today new that one is about $35 but the new one has a blue handle. Just take some steel wool and take the rust off, give it wipe down every few months afterwards with WD40 on a rag to try to keep the rust at bay.
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Was returning from 30 mile ride and found...


$9.00 at Walmart.
Only one plug used.

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