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Sunday, August 18, 2013

MiscSheebelleany

Friends and Kitties!


I am a Zombiemaniac.
Fact.
So when I saw this truck in the grocery store parking lot I was in transports!

Is this cool or what!?!

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I was at work and I saw this fellow: 
He's in the center...

...a jackrabbit!

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The guys I work with are the biggest bunch of softies, ever.  I was working out at the lake plant when the phone rang.  It was my counterpart (Kenny) at the Henderson plant who was backwashing a filter when he spied a CAT, huddled on the bracket: 
He probably fell in while being chased by a coyote--we find wildlife pretty often in the filters.  Cat was different though; he was alive, which was a miracle.

Well, of course all work at the plant stopped to rescue this poor kitty.  There was Kenny, an engineer, two mechanics, a supervisor and a planner trying to rescue poor Mr.Cat to no avail, he was having nothing to do with being netted. (We have long pool nets to retrieve things out of the water)  So Kenny calls me (of course) for suggestions and I told him to lower a ladder into the water so Mr.Cat could swim to it.  And it worked!  Mr. Cat knew just what to do and one of the guys, Jerry, took him home to recover.  It's been two weeks now and Mr. Cat is living the life of Riley in one of Jerry's swamp-cooled out buildings; he's very skittish so we think he may have reverted to being semi-feral.  Jerry plans on taking Mr. Cat in to be scanned for a chip, and if he doesn't have one to keep him.  He has three dogs and two cats already, so if Mr. Cat doesn't integrate he can become indoor-outdoor with the garage as his base camp.
Is it any wonder I love the folks I work with?

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I was sent a free copy of the book Ask Bob by Peter Gethers to read and review.  Having read and enjoyed his Cat Who Went to Paris series I said yes.
Friends, it just was not my sort of book, in fact, I couldn't even finish it.  The characters felt cookie-cutter and one-dimensional, and the "advice" sections that start each chapter irritated me with glib advice about living with pets, some of which I very much disagree with.  I also took umbrage with the psychological problems of the characters--I live with mental illness and the book seemed to have cliched attitudes towards alternative awareness.  If you are looking for a quick light read and don't mind fictional fiction you might enjoy this book, I didn't.

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I went to the knee doc and he gave me the "all clear"!  The bones have knitted, and I can do whatever I like, so I'm  starting yoga again next week and Scott has aired up our bike tires as we plan to do some very short rides--my quads are still weak on the left side and they need to build up some endurance before I'm ready to do more than a couple miles.  Going down stairs is also still a bit of a challenge, however, last week I felt a *pop* and since then it's felt way better!  I probably tore an adhesion (scar tissue) loose that was holding stuff together not meant to be attached.

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Johnny continues to improve.  Poor little guy was really miserable, gasping and gulping and sneezing.  He had a senior blood panel done while he was at the vet and he's fit as a fiddle otherwise, which is nice to know.  

Well, I think that's all the news for this edition, more to come next time...the third and final book in Hugh Howey's Silo series, DUST, loaded last night at midnight onto my Kindle and I have some fabulous reading to do.  Drop whatever you're doing and read this series!!!!!


Happy Sunday, and have a Wonderful Week!

XX  Sheebie  XX

56 comments:

  1. Oh I am so glad you rescued that poor kitty! It is fantastic that one of your coworkers is taking him one. I have a special place in my heart for the "semi-feral", and I'll bet you can guess why, LOL. Also, glad your knee is better!

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  2. Glad you got the all clear and that Johnny is doing better! So glad you rescued Mr. Cat!

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  3. Hey Sheebee,
    The Katnip Lounge is next on the list for a visit. Is yous up for the Cat From Hell Stopping by? Me is hoping to sees Mark's Mews on Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday (whenever he can make it).
    Emails me and lets us knows if yous up to having me stop by!
    Kisses
    Nellie
    Penelope dot Catfromhell at gmail.com

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  4. I love it that the guys rescued the kitty. Good news! Man, I really need to visit more often!

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  5. What a heart warming post - from the walking dead to the rescue of the kitty! What a smart cat. Well, that goes without saying of course. Go gentle on that knee now!

    Have a great week.

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  6. Harry the Farm cat LOVES ladders and will climb any and all. Perhaps this is a cousin of his!

    So glad your knee is knitted.

    Great book review ;)

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  7. What a bunch of great news! Mommy can't wait to read some more Hugh Howey and we're ever so glad The Johnson is better!

    Happy Sunday!

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  8. Yay for Mr. Cat, little johnny feeling better and the knee popping loose :)

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  9. What wonderful news about Mr. Cat!! Glad he found a new home! Could he live at the plant and be a waterplant kitty?

    Also double Yah!! For Johnny!!!

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  10. What a good news post - glad that Mr. Cat is OK as well as Johnny & your knee - good news all around, that's for sure! XOX T.

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  11. All those cat rescuers and no official office cat? That is so wrong :(

    However, we are happy to hear all the good news!

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  12. Paws up on helping that kitty get rescued! And MORE paws up for the guy that's gonna keep him if he doesn't already have a home. You DO know your knee is markedly improved because of the good kitty karma you earned, right?

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  13. Oh my gosh, poor Mr Cat! But wow and Yay at his rescue and new home!
    Glad your knee and Tiny Johnson are doing better!

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  14. Ok, sorry.. how I said that just looks wrong... Glad your knee is better, glad Tiny Johnson is better! That's better lol

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  15. Hurray fer the kitty! When ya work that hard ta live, ya OUGHT to get a home...

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  16. Lots of good news here. The cat rescue is most heartwarming. Excellent news that you can start more activity with your knee. Hey, don't tell Mom about the "senior panel" idea.

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  17. So glad that the cat could be rescued ! Better to live live in a garage and have regular food then being a hungry street cat !

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  18. What a great, newsy post! Especially loved the cat rescue! One lucky dude!

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  19. So happy for the cat...rescued ,well fed and safe...perfect. Thanks for the review,I'll give this one a miss.
    Jane x

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  20. We're so glad the kitty was rescued! And that he may have a home...if he already doesn't have one. Pawsome!!

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  21. Paws up for your coworkers for rescuing the cat! We're glad he will have a safe home if he can't be returned to a previous one. Great news about your knee. And thank you for the book review. The head peep really enjoyed The Cat Who Went to Paris (Newton was, in part, named as a nod to Norton), so it's disappointing to hear that his latest book misses the mark. We'll tell her to buy a book about making cat treats instead.

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  22. Paws up for your coworkers for rescuing the cat! We're glad he will have a safe home if he can't be returned to a previous one. Great news about your knee. And thank you for the book review. The head peep really enjoyed The Cat Who Went to Paris (Newton was, in part, named as a nod to Norton), so it's disappointing to hear that his latest book misses the mark. We'll tell her to buy a book about making cat treats instead.

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  23. Glad to hear about your knee, the rescued cat and Johnny. It was a good week.

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  24. Thank COD you and your co-workers were able to save Mr. Cat! :)

    We're glad your knee is so much better! And that Johnny is doing well, too!

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  25. That was a darn good save!!!

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  26. Meovelous that kitty was saved. And a home too! Wowzer Meowzer you do work with some cool people.
    Thanks fur the info on the book. Sometimes when I read reviews it seems as though the reviewer gets caught in the feel goodie and forgets that there is more.

    Purrs
    Timmy

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  27. Ditto all the comments--so great that that cat was saved and Jerry has taken him in. What terrific co-workers!

    Hurrah for the all-clear on your knee, and for Johnny's improvement. :-)

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  28. Zombie Patrol? SRSLY? That is too cool ;)
    We are delighted that kitty was rescued and "adopted" woot!!
    Purrs for your knee being better and Tiny J too :)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

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  29. Yay for Mr. Cat, Jerry and all your co workers!!
    Sheebie I'm so glad you knee has healed...all due to you being in good physical shape from biking probably
    Hugs C

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  30. So glad Mr Cat was found and saved!!! Great news about your knee and hope Jonny continues to get better. Have a great week all of you. :)

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  31. Good news for Mr. Cat, Johnny and you too! That's terrific.

    I have to admit I'm not a science fiction fan (zombies, UFO's, etc) as they all frighten me a little bit. I'd rather think we're alone in this universe! Pretty unrealistic I suppose.

    Have a great week!

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  32. What a great rescue story!! Such a happy ending too. We are thrilled and thank heavens for your eagle eyed co workers! Glad you knee is doing great and hope Johnnie feels better!!

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  33. Oh my goodness, my Mommeh didn't know about the 3rd Hugh Howey book. She's very excited!

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  34. Yeah for Mr. Cat!!!! And glad no matter what he will have a home. :)

    Glad to hear too that you will be getting back on the bike. :)

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  35. We are so glad that Mr Cat got rescued! Plus, it makes our mom giggle to think of an engineer's mind trying to work out the logistics of the rescue.

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  36. We're so glad that Mr. Cat is safe and has a great forever home to go to.

    The Paw Relations

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  37. A happy story indeed. I'm glad the smart little kitty was rescued into a loving home.
    Take good care of that knee....glad it's healing.

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  38. Nice one Mr work colleague!!! I like a happy ending :) You probably need to knead that knee from time to time!!

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  39. Lots of good news here. What great co workers you have.

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  40. we really enjoyed hearing about all your good news today. take care. and hooray for the new furever home for that kitty.

    emma and buster

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  41. Thanks for your take on the Ask Bob book. I read it recently and kept putting off doing the review. I could see it appealing to a certain demographic but it's no advice book.

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  42. It is soooooo good to hear about that rescue of the kitty. What a great guy that was that took him home. There are some good people in the world.
    Glad the knee is all better. I sure don't want that book, thank you very much.
    Anyway, glad all is good at your house.

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  43. Excellent news on all fronts. Except the book. Can't win 'em all.

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  44. Wow, your post is chock full of newsy items. We like the jackrabbit photo best and the happy-ending cat story. Mommy says to have fun on your bike. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  45. Zombie Outbreak Response Team! My husband would love that!

    You have the best co-workers ever!! That is so cool that Jerry is giving Mr. Cat a home. Really. Bringing home a semi-feral cat when you already have multiple pets can't be easy. What a hero! Actually, you're all heroes for saving him!

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  46. Holy CAT! Mommy's laffing her head off at that truck! And YAY for the heroes who rescued Mr. Cat!!

    Mom's doing the yoga too - they cleared her for that and some core work and light cardio while she's doing PT. (And they keep grilling her about overdoing it, so BE CAREFUL!)

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  47. That is great about the cat rescue...lucky kitty. So glad to hear you got the all clear on your knee. Enjoy your bike rides and yoga. Happy to hear Johnny is still improving, poor baby must have been miserable. Hugs and nose kisses all around!

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  48. What a nice guy you work with! Too bad the Bob book fell flat. I read a novel a few months ago about a man who had stage 4 cancer and all the things he wanted to do before he died. I don't believe the author ever was around a cancer patient. It was truly awful.

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  49. Cool jackrabbit picture! I've never seen one of those, although I did see my first marmot recently, so that was exciting.

    Your coworkers sound fabulous. That poor damp, scared kitty is lucky (in a way...) to have found you guys :)

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  50. you has the best friends - kitteh and teh other kind. HUZZAH to all of you for saving poor wet kitteh and good luck wif that new knee of yours. You deserve some fun for a change.

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  51. Good news all around. Kitty rescue, cool jackrabbit, zombies, knee, good book. Hope this kicks off a great week Sheebs!

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  52. Awesome zombie truck
    awesome jackrabbit
    and awesome co-workers! :)

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  53. Mom Linda and I are slow..but we always always luvluvluv you guys...and so happy that kitty was alive...whew! And especially that Mommy's knee is all good to go...paw pats...peeEss cannot wait for Nellie's visit!!

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  54. First off, good news about your knee, and Johnny.

    Now, the cat rescue: AMAZING!!! So glad there are people like you and your co-workers in the world. What a great story. :)))

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