Cashew 2a

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Came here for Breaking Cat News, but have found some other great comics—sweet ones like Snow Sez, Cul de Sac, Cat's Cafe and Ten Cats and ones a "little off center" like Last Kiss, Lio and Spirit of the Staircase. Was COVID-laid off in March 2020 and now "enjoying" retirement.

Recent Comments

  1. about 1 hour ago on Breaking Cat News

    I’m with you! Better safe than sorry. I was bitten by a neighborhood cat (I knew him, but not where he lived; he was a friendly boy—I just reached down to pick up something too close to his face unexpectedly); the ER doc thought my risk was very low (few/to no cats anywhere for several counties even exposed to rabies, much less developing the illness) and I probably was fine, but it can take decades for rabies symptoms to manifest after a bite/exposure and when they do, it’s too late! I didn’t want that specter hanging over me for years.

  2. about 19 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    I realize you’re hoping to adopt these cats out, but twenty years ago, Hubby and I knew when we brought Frances into our home that she was expecting. Our vet said, “Two kittens. I think this third one is a kidney.” Hah! Mama Francie had FIVE … they were all so beautiful and healthy. Francie was the best catmom ever … despite being still a kitten herself (she got covered in her first heat at six months). We ended up keeping momma and all the kittens—it was the best experience ever, was LOTS of fun AND we miss them ALL so much (they’ve all since crossed The Bridge).

  3. about 21 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    Yeah, it’s hard to read without significant magnification. But Spirit is so fun with some unusual characters—Mumford is quite the sweetie. The Wednesday strips are in color and are often quite beautiful—I’ve saved a number as Favorite Strips.

  4. about 22 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    Oh My Cat! You must put yourself in the stocks you have out front! If you are truly sorry and extra contrite, you could place a pail of gushy tomatoes there for use by passersby.

  5. about 22 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    I had to get rabies shots January 2020. My experience was like yours—immunoglobulin (around the bite) and series of four rabies shots in the upper arm. The worst part was the bill! By law, I HAD TO go to a hospital ER for the first shot—it was $10,000 (my cost after insurance was $1,000)! For the other three shots, I was able to go to a immunization clinic that specialized in giving anti-disease inoculations to folks traveling to foreign countries (they had a lot of not-usually-needed vaccines)—$425 apiece, cash upfront, no insurance accepted.

  6. about 22 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    I wish that was how ours was set up as it makes sense (hot air rises and cool air drops), but our house (and the ones I’m familiar with) have upflow furnaces/A/C blowers, so both the heat and air conditioning come out through ceiling vents and the return air comes in at floor level to the closet where the HVAC unit is.

  7. about 23 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    I keep a spreadsheet of book series I read so that I can keep track of which books in the series I already have and which ones are next. I also add books/series that others recommend—I’ve added the Book Retreat Mysteries Series by Ellery Adams with the note that these were recommended by you!

    Hubby and I enjoyed Warehouse 13 so much and were so bummed when it ended.

  8. about 23 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    I was SO hoping that Floyd would survive his illness and was very saddened when he passed. I’m glad you and another cousin renewed your connection.

  9. about 23 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    Oops, the number of boxes in the case was 24. I order from Clean It Supply dot com; right now, a case is just under $60 and shipping on my last order (February) was $9.

  10. about 23 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    MVMartinek may use the Puffs with Lotion—those are smeary!