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Author Topic: My Day At The Pet Show  (Read 1708 times)

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Offline Catman

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My Day At The Pet Show
« on: November 16, 2006, 06:58:11 PM »
Today I went to a Pet Show because they were going to have vaccinations and my pet's shots were already overdue. I put my two cats in separate pet carriers because they don't get along that well. On the way to the place my cats began whining because I had temporarily jeopardized their freedom. They hate being locked up in these carriers and they totally do not enjoy being inside a moving car. My male cat Garfield urinated in his cage and with all this meowing and the smell of cat urine, by the time I got to the place 25 minutes had gone by and I had a headache. It was a hot day so I had to have the air conditioning system on so that my male Angora would not suffocate by the heat. He's a furry ol' fellow.
   Once at the fair, I had to walk quite a distance to get to the area on the university campus where the activity was going to take place. I had to walk down a flight of stairs that had like 4 separate sections of ten steps each. Well my male cat weighs almost 13 lbs and my female cat weighs 10 lbs. Adding the carrier weight on each arm and you can get the picture of the difficulty of my balancing act while going down the stairs. By the time I arrived I was exhausted and people were already forming a waiting line. After a lady wrote my name on the list and gave me my number, I went and sat under a palm tree to get out of the sun (not a coconut palm tree). The headache was still bothering me but I tried to relax and take in the view of everybody there with their animals. After a few minutes I heard sniffing sounds and when I looked toward my cats I saw a herd of Chihuahua's surrounding my cats and even two Hound dogs were in the group. I just thought that all hell was going to break loose but it must have been the small size of the dogs, or their friendly attitude that did not frighten my Garfield and Pinina. As a matter of fact, my angora stood up and seemed to pose to the dogs as if saying "You tiny rats, I'm much bigger than you". While this was happening a little girl about 8 years old got close to the cage and asked what the male cat's name was. I replied "Garfield" but I should have said "Rudolph" or anything else because she then yelled out to her friends: "Hey, Garfield from the newspaper comics is here"! All of the sudden about ten kids started running towards my cats and I almost picked up the carriers and started running myself! Too late. In a matter of seconds "the little people" had me surrounded and were asking me questions about the cats. "You see, he is a big fat cat"! said the little girl to her friends. They were sticking their fingers through the cage doors to touch the felines. The cats didn't mind the attention and loved being scratched.
  Well, in spite of the heat, the dogs barking, the gnats (or whatever insect it was) biting my legs, the kids running around and yelling (perfect setting for a migraine), and the long wait for the shots which never happened because the vet never arrived (I would have left her some cat poop on her porch if I knew where she lived) and the headache which went away when I started sharing some time with the children, the day had been very entertaining and I just said to myself that I was blessed for being alive and that we all should cherish and enjoy all those unexpected short moments when you laugh and share some time with nice people whom you've never met before. And I once again faced the most beautiful virtue of all; the innocence that many children still have. It had been a while that I didn't see some well raised children enjoying our world as it should be enjoyed; all sharing and taking care of each other. What a wonderful world...


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Offline Longislander

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Re: My Day At The Pet Show
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 07:01:58 PM »
 ;D ;D
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9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
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4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
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Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: My Day At The Pet Show
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2006, 07:03:54 PM »
I just said to myself that I was blessed for being alive and that we all should cherish and enjoy all those unexpected short moments when you laugh and share some time with nice people whom you've never met before. And I once again faced the most beautiful virtue of all; the innocence that many children still have. It had been a while that I didn't see some well raised children enjoying the our world as it should be enjoyed; all sharing and taking care of each other. What a wonderful world...

great post catman! cute cute kitties! catz rule!  ;D

Offline thunter34

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Re: My Day At The Pet Show
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2006, 07:15:48 PM »
Terrific post. 
AIDS isn't for sissies.

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Re: My Day At The Pet Show
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2006, 12:57:32 AM »
Yeah, and I like the specific details: "Not a coconut tree!" I'm sure you had a wonderful day 'cause it shows in your post.

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Re: My Day At The Pet Show
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2006, 08:35:01 AM »
WEEEEEeeeeeee That's a big puddy tat! bet you don't piss it off very often huh?
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Re: My Day At The Pet Show
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2006, 12:20:49 PM »
Oh, they're cuties!

Fang sends kitty kat kisses.....

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