Links: You No-Good, Two-Timing…

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24 thoughts on “Links: You No-Good, Two-Timing…

  1. Lucy's Mom April 28, 2017 / 8:45 am

    Great links, each and every one! The story about the 2-timing cat is the second such story I’ve read in recent weeks. Apparently this is more common than one might think. I just wonder why people would allow their cat to go outside without a collar and tag.

    I especially love the story about the cab driver and the duckies. What a sweet guy – reminds me again of how lovely and kind hoomans can be… still.

    • Blue Footed Booby April 28, 2017 / 9:01 am

      I saw pictures elsewhere where a family realized their cat had another family when said cat came home decorated for Christmas.

    • allein ๐Ÿพ April 28, 2017 / 9:01 am

      I love mom duck’s face.

    • Juno April 28, 2017 / 11:00 am

      When I was a kid one of our cats disappeared for days. The morning he came back, my mom saw him walking up across the back yard and was horrified. She could see his sides were all swollen, and she thought he had some horrible disease. Nope. It was just fat. Whoever he’d been staying with must have been letting him eat as much as he wanted–and that cat loved to eat. Some time later he disappeared and never came back. I like to think he lived happily ever after with his other family.

      Anyone else remember this book?

    • Juno April 28, 2017 / 11:13 am

      Anyone else here at Car Talk fan? Ray told a story about having a part-time cat. The funny twist there was that Ray had said, “Our cat hates us.” When he found out a neighbor had his cat half the time (both thought that cat slept half the time and went out half the time–in fact, the cat was just sleeping at both places), he asked the neighbor, “Well, can you pet him?” and the neighbor said, “Oh yeah! He’s the friendliest cat EVER!” Ray took it philosophically and said the cat “just needed different people.”

  2. Julie April 28, 2017 / 9:07 am

    I love the Links! Thanks, Mike! And thanks to all who contribute. It’s like a Cute Potluck every morning!

  3. Gigi the cat lady April 28, 2017 / 9:12 am

    It’s not only beavers, as a Canadian I know all about “winter-heavy posterior”.

    • Smartypants April 28, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      …and that quote – “We believe no beaver should be left behind” – marvelous! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. allein ๐Ÿพ April 28, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Our first cat was a stray and after my mom started feeding him, she later found out the neighbor’s son-in-law was also feeding him.

    I get that they can’t give out someone’s name without permission, but I don’t understand why the vet couldn’t just contact the other person and pass along the first person’s info. Wouldn’t that have been easier?

    • Julie April 28, 2017 / 9:25 am

      I agree with you about the vet acting as “go between”. I would think it was more of a privacy violation to release the street I lived on than to have my vet just call me to let me know what’s going on.

  5. Brouhaha April 28, 2017 / 9:16 am

    No beaver left behind.

  6. Ricky's Mom April 28, 2017 / 10:04 am

    I think Genevieve should be prepared to have Adelaide as a long-term roomie, as long as Adelaide doesn’t demonstrably create an unsanitary condition or a nuisance for others in her building. When I lived in Hell’s Kitchen, there was a nesting pair of pigeons on the window-sill across from my kitchen window, and they returned every year, built a new nest, and raised their young on the same sill. It was fascinating, and I grew quite fond of the family. I was in touch with someone who lived there longer than I did, and when he left the building, he told me the pigeons had continued returning each year. I understand this is not uncommon.

    Pigeon-keeping is legal in NYC, and there are still pigeon-fanciers here; rooftop cotes and all.

    • Julie April 28, 2017 / 11:10 am

      Who leaves a window wide open in Brooklyn for MONTHS?!?!?!

      • Ricky's Mom April 28, 2017 / 11:29 am

        Someone who didn’t grow up there.

        • Julie April 28, 2017 / 12:20 pm

          Ha ha!

  7. Patty April 28, 2017 / 10:16 am

    I was glad when the reporter asked the question about pigeon poop. Having lived with a cockatiel for 25 yrs, I know birds aren’t concerned where it lands.
    I love the links posts.

  8. debg April 28, 2017 / 11:11 am

    I lived in Hell’s Kitchen once too! A pigeon would have been a great roomie!

    Oh, that beaver. What a riot. Plus the two-timing cat! Mike is on a roll, as always.

    • Ricky's Mom April 28, 2017 / 11:30 am

      Well, a pigeon would have been a *much* better roomie than the last one I had in that apartment. But my first roomie was terrific.

  9. Duckie ๐Ÿฅ April 28, 2017 / 11:57 am

    I love the duck story. In a time where humanity seems to be losing its humanity, it does my heart good to see things like this happen.
    And Allein, I love the expression on the mom duck’s face as well.

    • Smartypants April 28, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      …and the other drivers helping corral the babies with their child seats! Love it.

  10. Julie April 28, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    I can’t believe how fast that turtle can run!

    • tara April 28, 2017 / 3:57 pm

      Yeah! What the heck? I’ve never seen one move so fast! Clearly this one does not realize he is a turtle. Love it.

  11. sugitomo April 28, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Great stories! Those little ducklings are just adorable – and what a good mama to watch over them so well.

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