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  1. about 15 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    Just cause it sez Vegan doesn’t mean it’s an awful cake – it just might not be “cake” in the sense you are use to. I’ve had some pretty gosh darn good brownies and cakes in the “flourless” category that, while not labeled vegan, most certainly were.

  2. 6 days ago on Luann

    Maybe Tiffany is working on her emotional eating (she does look a bit thinner). Her train of thought was about not letting Ann control her – and yet she’s letting Ann do just that. Maybe when Tiffany sat down with the menu – she realized she was spending $$ (on food which she hopes will make herself feel better) because she is having a knee jerk reaction to Ann.

  3. 9 days ago on Snow Sez

    LOL! I’ve been reading Manga – so I started from right to left. The tail was the first kitten I counted. The tabby behind the one with the exposed fluffy tummy was 13th.

  4. 11 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    I always hear the BlueJays scream CAT! CAT! since that’s what they’d be saying as they harassed the family cat (a purebred Big City Alley Cat) as he made his way across the yard to the house. Yes, back in the 70’s he was our cat but he went out every day and night.

  5. 25 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    Hated my name as a kid. It has a million “nicknames” – which adults tended to use without any rhyme or reason – which caused my mom to correct them – every single time – over and over and over that my name was the original formal name. Grade school was bad because the name is long and we had to use our full name. The other kids had fun corrupting the full name (even misspelling it). I hated it.

    The oddest thing was when I started my first ‘career job’ after college – I introduced myself as “Hi! My name is X (full formal name)” to which the other person usually replied "Hi! Nice to meet you “some shorter version of X (which might not even sound like X)” I’m Y. " To which I’d reply, “oh, no, it’s X (taking a cue from my mom)” to which they replied “Oh, Ok some other version of X (which might not even sound like X)”. Rinse and repeat this weird – Hi! I’m “formal name” – please don’t call me your favorite “pet name” because that’s what your aunt/friend/mother/favorite character from a movie/book whatever used conversation. Really. Why would you do that? If I said my name was X why would you call me 1-X or TLX or something else? I eventually I resorted to using a “nickname” my siblings called me because it annoyed my mom – and apparently was unusual enough to stop the handful of other “nicknames”.

    Now that I’m old I like my name alot better – because now I’ve got dozens of aliases. And I like the confusion/discomfort it causes others. :) I can tell what my relationship is to any person based on what alias they use.

  6. about 1 month ago on Lio

    Aww, like when your cat brings you a “dead thing” (or their “dead” toy). Who doesn’t love a dead cricket left lovingly on your pillow? I always thank my cats and feel loved (even as I’m saving the non-toy dead thing in the trash for “later”. )

  7. about 1 month ago on Breaking Cat News

    I think Kuh-THOO-Loo is acceptable. Haven’t played CoC (but have played other RPGs), and came to HP Lovecraft’s body of work late in life (and LOVE it.) My Little Girl Cat is named Cthulu (lu lu for short). It fits – she is nearly driving me to insanity – how can you have a house cat you can’t touch – she’s ALWAYS an inch past arms length. She’s a “feral” house cat with amazing math skills and a sharp eye.

  8. about 2 months ago on Snow Sez

    That worried cat look in panel 2. Spot on. (I have a cat who often has the ‘worried cat’ look.)

  9. about 2 months ago on Sarah's Scribbles

    I’ve moved past the anxiety and fear those crude openings inspire. I tend to get a bit angry and brusk when someone opens with those phrases.

  10. about 2 months ago on Sarah's Scribbles

    I don’t think this one is about getting the last word. It’s about the rudeness of people who starts a conversation with those phrases. It’s all about bad news. Usually REALLY bad news. 1, 2, 3, and 4 usually mean the bad news is YOUR fault (and usually it’s implied that you are a loser human being as well). Number 5 usually means someone is on their death bed or dead. Those are all inconsiderate, rude ways to give someone bad news.