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ringleader

Last night she wanted to sleep in. Right now she's out. She really lets me know. Thanks, Nicky.

niccolino59

She's probably very glad to know she has a warm home she can share if and when she needs to, but enjoys her outdoor freedom too - the best of both worlds!

ringleader

Hurricane Sandy was really back on the east coast of the US. It really messed up parts of New York City. People were without power for a week or more in some places.. For the first time ever I didn't lose power in a bad storm. I was amazed and thankful.

When I first saw your picture of Connie I thought I was looking at Fluffy. She started coming around with another cat about 3 years ago. Her friend died but she kept coming. At first she had a collar which she lost last spring. I think she has been abandoned. She's basically an outdoor cat although she knows what a litter box is for and uses it when I make her stay inside as I did with the hurricane. Thanks for enjoying my pictures.

niccolino59

Another lovely one of Fluffy - she does look so much like Connie, even down to the tail! I was reading about the storm - I hope it wasn't too bad. We have a lot more floods here in England now - mainly because people keep building on the flood planes so there's nowhere else for the water to go. I was nice reading about Fluffy.

ringleader

TY :-)))

Dohun

You'll have to take care of the computer :))), it's your link to the rest of the world. LOL I always expect the best, and mostly I get away with it, let's hope it will be the same for you. Even though my thoughts are no prayers they are with you and they are very positive so they should at least help a bit. :))

ringleader

Hi Dagmar. I too am hoping they are exaggerating. I do get water in the basement with really heavy rain and that's where the computer is. All computer components are on bricks and not flat on the floor. Plus the computer is on the opposite side of the house from where the water usually comes in. I have a wet vac but if the power goes that's no help!! If I can't keep the water contained in the bathroom where it usually comes in I'll completely unplug and move the computer. Maybe we'll get lucky. Perhaps your good thoughts are viewed by God as prayers. Thanks.

Dohun

Hi Ardy,
I just read the comments at Kirsten's place and had look at the latest news. I'm glad that you have somebody with you to keep you company, uncertain times are better faced with somebody else to share the experience.
I hope that the meteorologists and the media are exaggerating the same as they do here when they find such a juicy topic to write about, and that it will just stay in strong winds and lots of water falling from the sky but no flooding.
Keep safe, I'm not very good with praying, but I'll be thinking of you.

ringleader

Thanks Dagmar and Hanne. I'll go to the store tomorrow for non-perishables.
I have a very small portable picnic cooler which could help keep milk for a short while. I have a fireplace and all my wood is stored inside and I can get to it from inside the house. Fortunately it's not real cold yet. Maybe all the tree trimming the electric company has been doing will help. If you believe in prayer (I really do) a few extra won't hurt. I'm even more concerned for PatD in New York City. Her daughter and grandson are flying in from Calif. tomorrow for the other daughter's wedding a week from today.

Elfie

We follow Sandy on the net and indeed I'm worried for all of you living in the areas where she is supposed to go ashore. Please, have your stores in order so you can keep the warmth and have food and whatever necessary. It sounds as a very bad hurricane to me. I wish you ALL the best!!

Ardy, I don't really know what happened to the baby seal, it returned a couple of time, but I wonder if they took it so far away that it wasn't able to find back again!! But it really liked that sofa!!

Dohun

I wonder who adopted who? LOL. Fluffy is real beaty and I'm sure she knows it. :))

I just came round to wish you luck with your monster storm coming along. Please keep safe, I will be thinking of you and I hope you will be lucky and it will go out to the sea and pass you by.
Anyway I suppose Fluffy will keep you company, but a cat is not much help. Couldn't you stay with your cousin until things got better? I don't like to think of you alone in your house during a storm like the one that is approaching. (You can tell me to mind my own business, I'm known to be a nuisance trying to organize other peoples lives LOL, but I had to try)

ringleader

Oh, Pat D., I'd better get my radio on. I'm supposed to have a guest this weekend. I hope your daughter and grandson arrive safely. I'll add that to my prayer list along with prayers for the storm to head out to sea (not Bermuda). Thanks.

pdevredis

They're calling it a Frankenstorm, and I'm really worried about it! My California daughter flies in with Luke on Sunday... Almost exactly a year ago, we lost power for six days in the ice storm, and I'm afraid for this time, especially with a baby in the house... I so hope the storm heads out to sea instead...

ringleader

Oh, Pat. No, I haven't heard the forecast. I did read yesterday that the southeast coast might get it. I'll have to check. Don't like the sounds of it. Thanks for the alert. Thanks, too, for stopping by and meeting Fluffy. If the predictions came to pass I may be sleeping with a cat tonight!

ringleader

Hanne, I've seen ads for cat or dog doors that respond to an electronic signal the animal wears on a collar. But I'm not interested in that kind of investment. Wonder what happened to that baby seal. Strange that it would voluntarily come to humans.

pkin38

How pretty you have to be special for her to adopt you. Cats are funny they just don't take to anyone. Also have you heard the weather report?? They are advising people along the eastern seaboard to prepare for the worst storm in 100 years.

Elfie

I do understand Ardy, neither would I. Actually I never thought about who or what might come in more than the cat!! I've heard about a seal baby, that suddenly lay in the sofa somewhere. They carried it back to the sea, but it returned!! I don't know what the end was!

ringleader

Thank you, Kirsten. It is great to share such positive stories. I'm not sure what she's thinking about her choice these days as the last time I got food they didn't have the salmon and cheese so I got tuna and cheese. She sniffs it and walks away. She eats is only when I won't let her back outdoors until she does. Glad to read you have a bit of a play day today. Yea!!

RandomWorship

I love that you've been adopted by Fluffy, Ardy. She made an excellent choice, and I'm sure she knows it. :)))

And I really like that by sharing your story, you gave everyone else the opportunity to share their lovely stories of being adopted too. :)))

ringleader

Hi Hanne, Fluffy will get up in my lap and stick her head right under my chin. But she doesn't stay long at all. I would like to have a cat door for her but we also have raccoon in the area. I'm pretty sure that's what killed her friend that she first came with. And I don't want raccoon in the house!!!! You are right, Hanne. I'm the one who has been adopted. LOL Thanks for coming by and sharing your story. (I just looked it up - raccoon is both singular and plural)

Elfie

Oh, it's YOU who has been adopted, Ardy!! The only thing you can do against it is close your door and not let her in!! But you can't do that as little as we could to our outdoor cat, who adopted us 4-5 years ago. First he didn't want to come in but lived outside the door in a wind shield which we insulated and where he had some nice and warm places to sleep! Then he tried coming in, and in a snow storm some years ago, he simply couldn't come out to his great frustration, so he had to stay in for the night. For the first time. Now he comes and goes through his cat door, and sometimes he is sociable and sometimes he is not. He doesn't mind to become wet as long as he can lie close to a radiator and get dry again. Then he goes out and become wet again!! He is actually no pet, but likes to be petted when he feels like it. He never jumps unto our laps or anything like that. He has accepted us the way we are, and we have accepted him the way he is!! We can do nothing but it!! Thanks so very much Ardy, and enjoy Fluffy the way she is. She has quite a life with her, and who knows what has been in that!!

ringleader

Wow LauraJane. That's really old. My Siamese died at 15 with her third bout with cancer. I love Siamese.

laurajane

Growing up I had a Siamese cat which lived to 20 years old.

ringleader

Eighteen years is a long life for a cat and she was older than that when she died. My Neekei was 19. I have no idea how old Fluffy is. She's been coming around for three years now and she was not a kitten when I first saw her. I'm guessing she's at least 5. She is most definitely an outdoor cat. She will stay in during a heavy rain or snow. I've kept her in when a bad storm has been predicted but she lets me know she doesn't approve. Thanks, Ank for coming by and for your story about your cat.

puzzeljac

Well Fluffy is a smart cat. She knows where to go. We have adopted one too, long ago. She came, and a few days later we had 6 kittens. But Mama cat could not have that, she was too skinny. So we let her 2 kittens. She stayed for 18 years, then she died.

ringleader

She quite contented with me during a storm or for a few minutes but when she's ready to go back outside she lifts her protest voice. Thanks, Pat. This makes my 3rd puzzle with you in number 1. Yea, Pat. I love it.

pdevredis

What lovely colors in her fur--and I can see why you call her Fluffy! She's beautiful, and she looks quite contented with you. Love and hugs to you both!

ringleader

Aw, thanks, Laurajane. She is a sweet cat.

ringleader

Oh, Healer, I'm not special but I was here and accepted her. She will run away though if anyone else is with me. But with a bad storm she is usually waiting at the back door. Thank you for coming by and for your comment.

ringleader

Thanks, Faye. When she first appeared with another cat I was feeding she was wearing a collar. It disappeared over the winter. Since it hasn't been replaced I assume she was abandoned.

laurajane

I love that you are kind to this little fella.

Healer

I'm proud of you! You must be special...because he chose YOU!

gemstone

Aaaw. You are kind, Ardy.

ringleader

A neighborhood cat that I have named Fluffy has decided she likes the food at my house and shelter during a storm. She's been coming around for about three years.

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