Deep thoughts

June 16, 2006 at 1:33 am (Uncategorized)

shaved-cat-2.jpgThere really is no reason to shave a cat.



  1. Mongo, not Gil said,

    Mongo say
    “Maybe not dat kinda cat”

  2. Martha said,

    Poor kitty. Why would anyone want to make a pet they “love” look that foolish.
    Since my daughter is an animal groomer, I can tell you occasionally it has been necessary for her to shave a cat, but only if the owner hasn’t taken care of it so its gotten all matted.. Not to make it look stupid like this one does.. Poor kitty.

  3. Mainetarr said,

    Alright K2, let’s hear all of the jokes….bring em on, I am waiting.

  4. Linda said,

    Hey MT, one more day to VACATION! Should we drive to Pennsylvania and sort Martha’ neighbor out? you kick her butt, I’ll rant at her until she pleads for mercy and starts packing.

  5. Martha said,

    LOL Linda.. you gotta let me get my camera fixed… that would be just too good to be true.

  6. Martha said,

    Seriously, I think she’s lived there for soooooo long, she and her husband just kind of think they rule the neighborhood… I have news for them.. when they start paying my mortgage, taxes and utilities will be the day I MIGHT consider letting them tell me what I can and can’t do in my yard.
    Oh, and lets not forget the insurance too.

  7. jarheaddoc said,

    Get the goat

  8. Martha said,

    LOL JD, does that mean you’re going to join Linda and MT’s little excursion?

  9. Linda said,

    jd, like I said in my email, I looked and looked for that goat. Nada. So we’ll have to go sans goat, but I’m confident we can get the job done without livestock.

  10. AO said,

    Hey, I could bring along some Love My Goat wine. Would that work?

  11. Linda said,

    Perfect!!! And would you pack a picnic basket for the trip, AO? Please?

    Meeting time. Have a nice morning and try to find something comforting to say about that poor kitten at the top of the page!!!

  12. Martha said,

    AO, then we could throw a big obnoxious party in my yard.. say running from midnight till 6 a.m.? see how they like loud noises when they’re trying to sleep? HMMMM Maybe we could rent or borrow some of those bright construction lights for the occasion.

  13. AO said,

    Sounds like a good idea. I’ll bring the pizza and some loud music.

  14. Martha said,

    LOL.. we’ll cut the noise in time so as not to get arrested, but just nicely forget to shut off the lights.. how will that be?

  15. Linda said,

    Martha we’ll probably have to borrow a huge RV for the trip — is there room for us to park that sucker on your street? Hmmm?

  16. AO said,

    We could park it in her neighbors driveway!

  17. Martha said,

    Linda, yes.. there is lots of room to park it out back.. I just won’t tell the neighbors we plan to party all night.

  18. Linda said,

    Out back??? no way. Right on the curb.

  19. jarheaddoc said,

    There is that whole scene from one of the movies with the Griswolds in it, where Randy Quaid is ’emptying the shitter’ in one of the sewers. We have got to do that, too!

    There is no goat in that video, Linda. country music is referred to as ‘goat roping music’. there’s also a lot of reference to jails and mothers and marrying trucks, but that’s a different blog.

    Now I wish I hadn’t shaved my head. I would much rather have looked like a crazed murderer than a constipated traffic violater for my mugshot.

    AO can contribute a couple of squirrels.

    I will dig out whatever has died in my truck and left that horrible smell.

    I have a couple fo signs, too: Mean People Suck!, and Stupid People Should Not Be Allowed to Reproduce.

    And as for that poor cat in the blog, why not add insult to insult and throw one of those Elizabethan collars on him, too? Juding by the look on its face, it is ready to commit murder

  20. jarheaddoc said,

    And I am going to borrow some music from my day care provider: Barney Sings Loudly and Badly.

    And from the old folks home down the street: slim Whitman Yodels Like His Testicles Hurt.

    I have several pairs of quality ear muffs from the shop for us.

  21. Linda said,

    You are into it! Great ideas. Don’t worry about the mug shot, if we can’t talk our way out of getting arrested then we don’t deserve our reputations.

  22. jarheaddoc said,

    I can just escape while you yack him to death, Linda! I am working on a bad foregin accent and fake name as we speak. this is going to have to wait until the teeth are out, though: a road trip with a stinky goat is one thing, impacted teeth on top of that: I would have to pass.

  23. AO said,

    No new squirrels to report on today. Thank God! I’ve got my own pet cemetary started in my backyard.

  24. Linda said,

    jd, what happened to “if I’m going to be miserable, I might as well be miserable with you guys”? you piker.

    AO, were the squirrels young ones? maybe they are getting older and wiser. Isn’t that what’s supposed to happen with the passing of time?

  25. AO said,

    No, they looked to be fully grown. I’ve been wondering if they were seriously depressed and just found a quick way to off themselves.

  26. Bobbie said,

    Nah, they just like the pretty color at the bottom of the pool.

    Let me know when the road trip is to aggravate Martha’s neighbors and I’ll contribute something good to it.

    AO, haven’t forgotten your Stephen King cd. I’m getting things ready to go out in the mail on Monday and your copy will be in the bunch.

  27. Bobbie said,

    Not to mention the other item. Does your mailman get suspicious when he delivers a heavy box to you? Just got to remember to pick up some more bubble wrap. The husband got into my stash and I definitely do not want to know what he did with it while I was gone!

  28. K2 said,

    Such an awful catastrophe. You have to draw the (fe)line somewhere. Nothing like a shaved pussy, though.

    I’m off to the links. Grip it and rip it, be-otch!

  29. Mainetarr said,

    That’s what I expected you to say K2. Thanks for not letting me down.

    I think we should plan a road trip to Martha’s house. My husband has some VERY bright lights we can borrow. I will bring along some disco cd’s to dance to, and I even know where I can get an RV we can drive there. My friend Wendy just bought one. Let’s see, I also think we should bring Bulldog and Patty, they are loud and funny, they will keep those bastards next door up all night. I have some Love My Goat wine to bring too. I can also get a starters pistol and a bullhorn, just for fun. What else will we need? Hmmmmmm, we can stop in NH and pick up fireworks, lots of those big firecrackers, that ought to keep them awake, too. What do you guys think?

  30. LaFlamme said,

    You people realize I have multiple laceration wounds after shaving that cat for the blog. I look like strings of Christmas ribbons.

  31. Linda said,

    Are you attracting flies to those oozing scratches, Mark?

    I had a great day at work, lots of persuasion, hardly any intimidation, and now I’m on VACATION!!

    Can’t believe my good luck.

  32. LaFlamme said,

    Braggard! I’m just about to head to the office. Downtown, that is.

  33. Linda said,

    I had a slow drive home, Trek Across Maine, goes by my house.

  34. LaFlamme said,

    Hey, Linda. You didn’t seem too offended by my line about Wilton in the column the other day. I picked on some other town up there once and the reaction was so fierce, I don’t dare go there any more. Forget which town.

  35. Linda said,

    Offended!!?? I laughed my ass off. I’ve been boasting ever since, including here on the blog, about how Wilton used to be a Shangri-La of casinos, what was it, floating hotels, the mind boggles. Better to have had glory days and lost ’em, than never to have had them at all. I still have stars in my eyes at the thought.

    You did research that, right? as opposed to just making it up? more “fevered fist of imagination”?

  36. Linda said,

    Anyhow this isn’t the crabby Linda so I won’t even complain about “some other town up there”, as though we are just so freakin close to the far edge of the earth that we are hanging on by a shoestring. I know I don’t give you a lot of reason say “hey, Wilton, cool place”, but real people live here and we have feelings too, you know, mate.

    But anyhow thanks for the floating bars!! that was pretty cool.

  37. LaFlamme said,

    All I said about the other town was that I couldn’t find it. And if I DID find it, I’d never be able to find my way out. A pair of ladies wrote an angry letter to the editor. Which I quickly posted on the blog. I’ll see if I can dig that out later. It might have been Naples.

  38. Linda said,

    I don’t think Naples is “up here” unless your geography is shakier than I thought!!

    Sure dig it out, now I want to know.

    You’d better come and drink some beer in the Boiler Room with me and AO, it’s really easy to find and very nice. I know you found Wilton once before, so you can find it again.

  39. LaFlamme said,

    From away

    Apparently, Mark LaFlamme’s June 20 column was intended to be funny, although, “Look at all these trees. I mean, is there anything out here?” is hardly witty, urbane banter. It’s rather more like cranky, suburban banality. Maybe the Sun Journal could buy him an Audubon Field Guide, not that he’d use it.
    His column idea wasn’t even original. The old Casco Bay Weekly in Portland ran that same, basic “Ha, ha, look at what a rural wasteland the rest of Maine is” column for years.
    But, for the record, many of the random towns LaFlamme lumps together as the “same place” in his column are actually located hours apart, spread over four different counties. And I’d like to know what road map omits Naples? None of mine does. Thousands of tourists manage to find Naples each year, so it can’t be that tough. More than likely, LaFlamme simply doesn’t know how to read a map.
    And, actually, most of us have long since become inured to know-nothing loudmouths from away acting as if their ignorance of rural Maine is supposed to be some sort of joke on us.
    Briggs Seekins and
    Stephanie Agurkis, Livermore
    Editor’s note: Mark LaFlamme was born and raised in Waterville.

  40. Linda said,

    Ha !!! nice turns of phrase. Maybe they’d like to blog with us? I see that it WAS Naples you were trashing, but “the ladies” are from Livermore which IS “up here” though only half as far.

    And by the way, you might think about retiring that word “ladies”, it reminds people of dithering old maids in funny hats drinking tea, doesn’t it, everyone?. I wasn’t impressed when you referred to me as “a lady” on the blog last week. (“I heard from a lady today”) But I held my fire since I was so pleased that you blogged something for me in like ten minutes.

    Anyhow sorry to be nitpicking with you but you seem to be the only one here and I hate lose my edge, you know?

  41. AO said,

    Two good things, It’s Friday!!! and, I don’t have any squirrels floating in my pool…yet!!

  42. Anonymous said,

    Those are good things, AO! It’s Friday where I am too!

  43. Linda said,


  44. AO said,

    Yeah, but, you get to go on vacation! I get to go to work 😦

    I just bought my first to items of the summer from the ice cream truck. I did it mostly to get him to turn his damned music OFF!! It’s only the 16th and I’m already so flucking sick of listening to The Entertainer everyday!

  45. Linda said,

    What did you buy? I miss ice cream trucks.

  46. AO said,

    I bought for my kids, not myself. The didn’t have any wine popsicles.

  47. Linda said,

    What good are they then? Although, it’s true that it’s tough to get them to freeze hard enough with the alcohol and all; I HAVE tried.

  48. AO said,

    Well, one would think that they would at LEAST have Jell-O shooters. What a rip off! I have to listen to that damned music all summer and, they don’t even have anything worth buying.

  49. Linda said,

    We’ve gotta do it all for ourselves, AO.

  50. AO said,

    I know. And, I do. For myself and……everyone else!

  51. Linda said,

    Have you got an easy evening planned, at least? I hope so. You work too hard.

  52. AO said,

    Yes, I do! I’ve got nothing to do but housework and…it can wait! My husband won’t be home for a while, my kids are entertaining themselves…for now and…that’s it! And, you’re right, Linda. I DO work too hard! But, so do we all. This week has been brutal.

  53. Linda said,

    Me too, a bad week at work for me except for today, which was really good. Getting started on a couple of new projects — always exhilaratiing. And it didn’t hurt that I’m going to be on … no, that would just be mean, and I can’t do it to you AO.

  54. AO said,

    Ahh…go ahead! Say it! You deserve it. I just have no idea what the word “vacation” means. I can’t remember the last time I had one. …..sniff!!

  55. Linda said,

    You are breaking my heart!! what will it take to cheer you up? Just say it, and if we can do it for you, we will. What’s your heart’s desire, that you care to mention here?

    Just know right up front that we have no pull with Harrison Ford, so that’s off the table.

  56. AO said,

    OH! I wasn’t trying to tug at your heart strings. It’s just the way it goes. But, damn!! No pull with Harrison Ford, huh? That would have been my first choice. And…I can’t really relay my second in this blog.

  57. Linda said,

    Mmm. Oh well, sorry

  58. AO said,

    S’okay. 🙂 How about Redford? Got any pull with him?

  59. Linda said,

    If I did … ah hell, no I don’t

  60. Linda said,

    Gotta go for a while — back later !!!

  61. AO said,

    Where you going? Wacha gonna do? Anything…fun?

  62. AO said,

    Linda, Did you go to the Boiler Room without me??

  63. Linda said,

    Sure. Boiler Room AO, right. You are a riot!

    But I’m back now anyhow. Hope your evening’s going well? Happy to say that mine is.

  64. AO said,

    I’m so glad to hear you’re having a good evening, Linda! Mines going fine. Fished out a bunch of dead leaves from my pool. My motto is: Better dead leaves then dead squirrels.

  65. Linda said,

    Well sure, that sounds like fun, I guess …

    Is it just us hanging round the blog again tonight?

  66. Linda said,

    There must be someone else lurking out there.

  67. AO said, wasn’t fun but…somebody had to do it.

  68. AO said,

    Be still my beating heart!! 4-0 Red Sox?? GTF Out!!

  69. Linda said,

    A miracle, isn’t it !

  70. Linda said,

    Here’s another deep thought:

    “Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be bastards.”

    And here’s another, this one really applies to all of you tonight:

    “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

  71. Richie said,

    Hello ?

  72. Linda said,

    Hi Richie, I guess I missed youl

  73. Bobbie said,

    I’ve had things to do all day (like the nap from 3-6 PM to get caught up on my sleep after being up for 22 hours the day before), so that’s why I wasn’t around earlier. Since we’re down to one computer until Sunday, I had to share for a bit too.

    Speaking of vacations, just got a call from our daughter with a possible change to our plans. It seems that Todd is really interested in the cabin idea, so he wants to stay longer up in the mountains. Now I get to see if I can rearrange the schedule just a bit to handle the changes. It’s only a problem if I can’t get the cabins for the extra time. I also need to find out if they allow dogs up there.

    Anyone know how long cats are good for on their own with food and water put down for them? I was comfortable with leaving them alone for a day or two, but now that it’s almost a week, I’m thinking of boarding them (and the dog if they don’t allow pets up there).

    This is what happens when your son-in-law spends most of his time underwater with limited contact.

    Hope that you have a great time on your vacation, Linda.

  74. Bobbie said,

    Where in the world is Carmel, ME? Just read an article in Stars and Stripes and it mentioned Carmel. I gather it’s somewhere around Bangor?

  75. Linda said,

    Hi Bobbie, I assume you aren’t asking Mark, but the rest of us … yes, south of Bangor. I read an article the other day that mentioned Carmel, but can’t remember what went on there.

  76. Bobbie said,

    A 3 year old drowned in a pool there. I know better than to ask Mark a question concerning geography. Some days, you have to wonder about his sense of direction.

  77. Martha said,

    HMMMMM… I thought I posted something here last night, but I can’t find it now..
    I’m beat… yardsale went ok… tonight my neighbor said it was a good diversion to explain all the extra cars parked out back for her party.. I had customers coming in until after 7 last night, and before 8 this morning. In fact, I had just gotten out of bed this morning when my son heard someone go through the gate into the yard. So, I had to get dressed quick and go out. It was pretty quiet this afternoon, but I stayed out, then after I had to pack all the leftover stuff up, and go take down my signs. I know.. I’m babbling.. sorry.. I’m tired.
    I’m in my pj’s already, so will be heading to bed soon.

  78. K2 said,

    Silver dollar Naples?

    Some people wouldn’t know humor if they were put in the wood chipper, a la ‘Fargo.’

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