Crazy Cat Lady in Training

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  • Birthday 06/14/1969

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    Western PA
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  1. I'll go back and look at it again. Thanks for clarifying.
  2. I have no problem with that and it's good that they did. There are Bengals fans on Twitter saying they hope Shazier never walks again. But we're the assholes. Whatever.
  3. What was illegal about Juju's hit? That's what I'm not getting. It looked perfectly legal to me. If it was indeed illegal, then I'll concede that point. But I don't see it. Juju just got suspended one game. That should make some people happy.
  4. You were saying? ETA: Go back and look at his high school and college careers, too. The guy is a menace and should have been given a lifetime ban long ago. Get rid of him and this craziness will stop. How many times has he been fined for headhunting? Before last night, he's racked up over $2 million in fines. It has done NOTHING to stop him. So, if he gets laid out, good. It's about time someone did it. If that makes me crazy, then whatever. You don't stop bullies by coddling them.
  5. Sarcasm, I hope? Maybe. But the league let Burfict go and encouraged it by not just banning him for life. Eventually he was going to get a dose of his own medicine. If it wasn't Juju, it would be someone else. Eventually. If he was so injured, why was he grabbing Juju's cleat? I also heard that he jumped up off the stretcher and was walking around the locker room. Faking an injury should be a finaeable or suspendable offense. Meanwhile, Ryan Shazier is still laid up in a Cincinnati hospital. I don't see how you can even compare the two.
  6. Totally agree with you. Probably not surprisingly. . I really don't like to see players injured, but Burfict is a special case. I also don't see what was wrong with Juju's hit. He led with his shoulder--did they change the rules and I didn't realize it?
  7. With as much shit as Burfict has done and all the players he's injured? If anyone deserved it, he did. This is sweet karma at its best and Juju should get a medal. He just turned 21 and knocked that thug on his ass. Good for him. This Yinzer won't shed a single tear over it.
  8. My daughter's cat passed away very suddenly last Sunday. It was awful--it happened in minutes and there was no time to even take her to the vet. She was a stray that my daughter rescued from the streets last year, but she had been to the vet several times and was given a clean bill of health. I looked up her symptoms and it could only have been a massive blood clot. She probably had advanced heart disease and congestive heart failure as well. I think my other cats knew she was sick. They never accepted her into the "tribe"--in the wild, they will drive out sick animals. But hindsight is 20/20, I suppose. They didn't take it well, even so. They hate change of any kind and I think they picked up on the mood in the house all week. Two wouldn't eat, and my little tortie started peeing all over the house. The vet gave her an antibiotic and put her on a urinary tract health prescription diet ($70 a bag for food). If that doesn't work, the vet suggested kitty Prozac. I once made fun of one of my co-workers for putting her cat on Prozac. Never again.
  9. Hi, I'm not sure how old you are, but I have two kids in their early 20s. Work/life balance is more important to them than the "greed is good" Gordon Gekko/Reagan philosophy we had drilled into us. Of course they want to make money, but they don't want to spend the next 50 years as indentured servants, giving 120% to an employer who couldn't care less about them. I don't blame them. They grew up during the recession and IMO it had a profound impact on them and the way they view work. They saw their parents lose their jobs, their homes and their life savings at the same time the safety net was being cut from under them. What's the point in loyalty to a job or a career when you could lose everything no matter how hard you've worked or how much of your life you've dedicated? As Rodney Dangerfield said in Back to School, it's a jungle out there. "Move back home with your parents. Let them worry about it!"
  10. Um, no, this is just wrong. Trump lost by 3 million votes. But if you have some evidence for that assertion, I'd love to see it. No doubt some did cross over, but it's nowhere near the overwhelming majority you make it sound like. And only ONE county voted overwhelmingly for both Obama and Trump: Howard County, Iowa.
  11. Hawks, too. Some of them like juvenile Cooper's hawks look like peregrines, only the wing shape is different and the hawks aren't nearly as fast. Peregrines eat live prey--eagles eat mostly fish but they will scavenge if necessary. Last year one of the eagle nests made the national news when the male brought a cat for the eaglets to eat. People flipped out, but this is nature, red in tooth and claw.
  12. I live right on the Ohio River. We're well acquainted with geese, ducks and gulls--I had just never seen that many flying geese overhead at once. I had one chase me once on a fishing trip. I was terrified--the top of the goose's head came up to my chest and it wouldn't leave me alone. I must have gotten too close to its eggs or goslings. I used to be on the board of directors at our rec association. We had a real problem with goose poop on the fields and there's really not much you can do about it. It comes with the territory when you live near large bodies of water, and not just the river, but lakes and creeks as well.
  13. It's kind a weird that the closest living relative to a T. rex is...a chicken.
  14. Years ago, I lived in an area that was almost but not quite rural. We used to get turkey jams on the roads. And there's nothing you can do about it except wait for them to move along. They are HUGE birds.
  15. Crows are jerks. Blue jays are even bigger jerks. They will tag-team dive bomb juvenile crows mercilessly. I've seen them steal peanuts right from the squirrels in my yard and bully their way to the bird feeder. The poor finches and starlings don't stand a chance. About a month ago, I saw literally thousands of Canada geese flying overhead. We must be directly in the flight path. I wish I'd gotten that on video, it was amazing! We just moved to this house last November so I don't know if that's a normal occurrence here or not. It was really something to see, though.