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Imagecritterologist
Jan 14, 2013 9:11 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Using that old roaster is a great idea! Before I got a heat mat, I figured out that my oven light provided the right amount of heat if I propped the door open about 2 inches with a double-folded towel. Get creative! -- just stay safe. :-)
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I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
ImageLeBug
Jan 14, 2013 5:17 PM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
CC, your poor grandmother I’m sure she was devastated!

Well I have a new cat this year and it’s a wild thang lol I’m sure I’m going to have to baby sit hummers in the evenings this summer. Someone dropped this beautiful male cat about 2-3 yrs. old and fat eats everything in site and chews on bones lol

Poisondartfrog, that’s a good thang you did taking the mirror away and if I could remember why I would love to tell you I herd or read somewhere about that LOL I’d Google but don’t have the time tonite I will later if someone doesn’t do it before me

Seems I remember you saying something about germinating in an oven one year Critter that’s been a while…my oven light hasn’t worked since the warranty went out :)
poisondartfrog
Jan 15, 2013 6:02 AM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
LeBug, I tried googling it, but I was not sure what to google exactly. Bird narcissism? I tried bird loves mirror self or something close to that, but got some results I was afraid to open.

Someone dropped 2 cats at my house in the fall. Both were rehomed fairly quickly, but now it has happened again with another preggers mom cat. I'm a dog person and my dog is no cat lover, but I can't seem to get away from them. This one is proving harder to place and I am beginning to think I may have to keep it, but I am worried about my birds. Does putting a collar with bells on it help?

SCbuttercup
Jan 15, 2013 5:46 PM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville , SC
I tried putting a bell collar on a cat once...it drove itself crazy trying to get off the collar and eventually succeeded. For about three years I was cat free and happy since I'm a dog person. But the cats just find me, a mother and her litter walked right up to me in a parking lot. Now four years later we still have that family of three cats, mother cat and two of her kittens. They stay indoors so the birds are safe. I have dogs by choice but somehow cats always come along, sheesh. I'm just a softie.
Imagerisingcreek
Jan 15, 2013 6:19 PM CST
Name: kacee
southern california
somehow, even though i am out in the sticks, and the house is at least an acre away from the gate, cats find their way to the house. started feeding them out of pity, now i am glad they are around, no more mice in the house or barn.
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 15, 2013 7:16 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Sorry haven't been on for a few days. Computers at local library have been down more than up and like evrybody around here, I have that nasty awful flu. UGGGGGGGGGG.

Have a piggy Mail Call...

CRITTER!

If I am right, we still need Danita's , Diamond919 and Sorellina.

Anybody seen or heard from her at all?

I'm going to cmail Danita and Anita here in a sec and see how they coming. I'll try Sorellina too, but once I have evrybody else, I not gonna wait for her to get your stuff out.
ImageCCvacation
Jan 15, 2013 7:43 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
Question from a short-memory addled CC...

Was it rabbits that marigolds and hot peppers were supposed to repel? What other (if any) pests don't like those plants?

Any other plants that repel pests, like Japanese beetles, aphids, spider mites?

Someone in another cubit mentioned garlic chives and oregano plantings discourage cucumber beetles... Anyone have experience, or heard that anywhere?

Thanks!q
CC
ImageLeBug
Jan 15, 2013 8:09 PM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
poisondartfrog yes a bell does help not sure what happened when my momma cat got the hummers she was wearing one I wondered if they could hear seemed to work with the other birds never saw her get any of those.

Check around your area TNR (Trap neuter and release programs) they should be able to get the babies if you find them early enough sounds mean but think of the kittens she will have that will have to fend for themselves if something would happen to her and her future kittens most states/counties have them do you have a animal rescue near by that traps? You could call your local police station and check if you don't have any luck in the phone book. The TNR program doesn't charge for spaying that's the way to go if you have that program in your area even if they have a TNA in the next county they may have a crazy lady like my cat lady and take them anyway but they do get released after they fix them where they pick them up at.

I used to be a dog person too and now look at me six cats total 3 in the house (and a part chow) and 3 outside Rolling on the floor laughing I blame that on the cat lady but really four of them was my doing before I even knew her trying to give them a better home. The two kittens (well not kittens now 4 yrs.) would have been sent to the animal shelter and the momma cat and her momma (abandoned by the same owner) was mistreated and hardly ever fed just couldn't take it.

Yep CC we are softies but wouldn't want to be any other way Big Grin I had a cat from the neighbor's down the road that took up residence in the winters usually now I think I can call him my cat I've had him neutered so they are mad at me but he spends his time here not there for a couple of years now summer and winter, I have the grandma outside in another garage and then someone dropped another one off a few months ago and he lives in my third garage Rolling on the floor laughing

Kacee sometimes I wonder if the bad out ways the good having cats outside but there isn't much I can do about it I really do miss my birds and I've lost a few plants because of cats peeing in my flower beds but i can't take anymore in the house the three I have in here are three too many but I do love my babies Lovey dubby
ImageJonnaSudenius
Jan 16, 2013 2:57 AM CST
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe
I gave my cat a bell collar and the next day I found her hanging in a tree. I was just on time to safe her. So be careful if your cat climbs trees.
Imagetoomanyanimals
Jan 16, 2013 4:21 AM CST
Name: Sharon
near Detroit, MI
CC, I just read this on seedaholics site:


Astrantia/Masterwort; "Plant with your Hostas for added slug protection, they do not like Astrantias so ideal companion plants and a more organic method of controlling slugs."
Imagemarti
Jan 16, 2013 4:35 AM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Good morning, Everyone.
They have collars for cats that will break if cought on something. If you want to collar your cats check for that kind of collar.
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
SCbuttercup
Jan 16, 2013 5:12 AM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville , SC
Yes the cat safety collar was the one that my cat learned to take off because she hated the bell so much. And Liebig I'm SC not CC and I'm the cat softie.
poisondartfrog
Jan 16, 2013 5:57 AM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
I don't know why people keep giving me cats! I am on top of a hill far from the roadway, but every year I have a trickle of foundlings to rehome. There are feral cats in the woods around me, but you can always tell them from the new arrivals by the way the displaced housecats run in when you open the door and stand under you window meowing for access. Poor kits. Their human families need a swift kick in the ash. I can usually find someone to take these gifts, but I guess I have used up all of my cat loving friends and acquaintances.
I will keep this one before I take her to our shelter. The previous management apparently chose to use their funds for personal enrichment to the detriment of the animals and the whole operation almost went under. The new management is struggling to get back on track, but when I called them this time they made no bones about the fact that they are euthanizing a high percentage of their animals right now because of low funds and low interest in adoptions.
There was a statewide spay/neuter program that provided the service through a network of vets for 39$ if you go through an application process. After the kittens come I will look into that, and into humane belled collars. I won't give up my wildlife in favor of cats. Oh no. I sense a litter box in my future, and I loathe that. Hilarious!
Imagerisingcreek
Jan 16, 2013 9:58 AM CST
Name: kacee
southern california
there is a group called Alley Cat Allies, they help with the trap neuter release programs and can usually refer you to someone in your area that can help. i will go lok for the website and post a link



http://www.alleycat.org/

they are also on facebook
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ImageLeBug
Jan 16, 2013 1:51 PM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
I know they have Alley Cat in Louisville because I referred a friend of a neighbor the other day forgot about them. WOW they must be everywhere.

SC sorry bout that I just got confused I guess Big Grin

It's a shame you don't live closer poisondartfrog I could get your new babies neutered for nothing Inez has one of those signs in front of her house spay/neutering for $40 I don't think she has ever charged anyone she has even gotten dogs fixed for people. In the spring people are usually looking for kittens just put the word out if you have a hairdresser, a cashier at a big box store that you frequently visit and might be on speaking terms but we never put signs out for 'free kittens' you never know what will happen to them a guy here in Louisville got five years for taking free cats from Craigs List torturing and killing them. That shelter you are talking about may take your kittens in the spring people are always calling them for kittens in the spring or they do ours here they called Inez and asked if she had any kittens last year because they didn't have any maybe your shelter will be straightened out by then and your kittens should be just the right size by then.

Litter boxes aren't that bad the only thing I really hate is the litter on the floor (I have four for three cats in here but all in one place) it is a job to keep it cleaned up but it doesn't smell. I used to keep ten litter boxes out in my flower beds now that was a trip every time it rained I had to take them in the garage when I was home all of the time it did work but now it's impossible to keep up with them can't tell you how many times I've had to empty watered down litter boxes since I've been working for Inez beautiful weather when I leave and it rains before I get home...now I just keep a litter box in all three garages they get used but I'm sure my flower beds are getting used too Rolling on the floor laughing Good Luck! Save your rose bush trimmings and put those around your plants I have holly leaves the very prickly ones and pitch those out in my beds to try and keep the cats away from my plants. You can put chicken wire down where you plant new plants they don't like trying to scratch the dirt with the wire there it's the newly planted plants and broken ground that they love to deposit their 'love' in Rolling on the floor laughing

I Googled and the only thing I could come up with for not putting mirrors out in your flower gardens was the birds are very territorial and might injure themselves trying to protect their territory attacking the bird in the mirror.
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 16, 2013 4:18 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Down at neighbors quick. Got Piggy Mail call:

Danita

Hopefully, in the next week or so depending when next box comes in will be getting everybody boxes out. Yippee!
ImageCCvacation
Jan 16, 2013 7:00 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
toomanyanimals wrote:CC, I just read this on seedaholics site:


Astrantia/Masterwort; "Plant with your Hostas for added slug protection, they do not like Astrantias so ideal companion plants and a more organic method of controlling slugs."


What a pretty flower! Thanks for sharing, Sharon!

I love interplanting oregano in my hostas, especially the varigated kind that stays low. Don't really know if it repels anything, but it makes me feel better thinking it does!
CC
ImageRickCorey
Jan 16, 2013 8:03 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Pacific NorthWet Zone 8a
Links to the Plant Database:

http://allthingsplants.com/plants/search/text.php?q=Astranti...
http://allthingsplants.com/plants/browse/plants/genus/Astran...

I don't see any "Parent Plant Page" for that genus.
ImageRickCorey
Jan 16, 2013 8:03 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Pacific NorthWet Zone 8a
Links to the Plant Database for Astrantia / Masterwort;

http://allthingsplants.com/plants/search/text.php?q=Astranti...
http://allthingsplants.com/plants/browse/plants/genus/Astran...

I don't see any "Parent Plant Page" for that genus.
ImageMistirose
Jan 16, 2013 8:48 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Hurray!

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