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Another visit to my past! ~~dru~~

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It is a weird thing about cats but if they lose their sense of smell, they won’t eat anything.  They can be starving to death and they will sit in front of the dish and cry.  I have encountered this phenomenon many times in the course of my life-long- cat-affair and I’ve come up with several ways to  this circumvent this problem.

If the cats are not too sick, then you can force some water down them with a syringe and rub them all over with cod liver oil or tuna juice, and/or sardine paste.  They won’t eat that because of smell, at least at first, but if they’re not too sick, they will lick themselves clean and at least get some calories.  As they get better, they will lick it because of the smell too but if you sleep with them remember you smell also and are not very socially acceptable in the non-cat world.  I…

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A visit to my past ~~dru~~

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I once had a cat named Simon, a very tall short haired grey and black striped and spotted male that adopted me when he was about nine months old.  He just showed up one evening while we were eating a Bar-B-Q’ed dinner on my portion of a big wrap-around-porch on the 100 year old Victorian home where I rented an apartment and he never left.  Partly that was because he had a propensity for getting hit by cars, a “skill” he demonstrated that evening and twice thereafter.  The 3rd time was the “charm.”      

He lived thru that night’s episode with one leg broken but fixable.  The 2nd time the same leg had to be pinned, he broke his pelvis and had a “tailectomy” but again lived.  As I said, the 3rd time was the charm.   

However to get to the 3rd time, he moved with me three times…

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A Trip Down Memory with Bette Noir. ~~dru~~

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Bette Noir is a little black cat but she’s mean and she’s ornery and she fights like that.  I don’t suggest you lift her and you must ask her first to pat and I’m warning all you other cats you’d best remember that!

It appears that I’m having another Catz Crisis but this one doesn’t include Bette Noir….at least yet! 

Mostz ALL gotz a cold and a very bad cold at that.  I hate this time of year…reference:

“Song for The Great Cat Flu Epidemic of 2004”

I’m trying to give antibiotics in case there are secondary infections and everyone is eating…thank anyone you want…but I’m going crazy.

The antibiotic is in liquid form, so this is not a case of “How to give a pill to a Cat” BUT there are at least 6 of them with this respiratory thing and some of them won’t even let me near…

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HAPPY GROUNDHOG’S DAY 2017
HERE IS A FLASH BACK TO THE PAST POST OF MINE. ~~DRU~~

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IT WAS JUST ONE OF THOSE MORNINGS.  HERE IT WAS FEBRUARY 2ND ALREADY AND GROUNDHOG WAS STILL REALLY-REALLY-REALLY SLEEPY AND HE KNEW HE HAD TO GET UP; AFTER ALL, THE MAYOR WAS COMING TO SEE HIM TODAY.  HE ROLLED OVER IN HIS DEN, STRETCHED UNTIL HIS TOES HURT AND FINALLY GOT UP TO COMB HIS HAIR, IN RESPECT FOR THE MAYOR OF COURSE BECAUSE GROUNDHOG SELDOM COMBED HIS HAIR, AND WHAT DID HE SEE?????  HE SAW REALLY BAD HAIR!  IT WAS STICKING UP IN LITTLE POINTED PEAKS AND SPIKES ALL OVER HIS BODY AND HE JUST COULDN’T GO OUT LOOKING LIKE THIS!

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SO AFTER HE HAD A QUICK CUP OF NUTS AND ROOTS COFFEE AND SOME WINTER BERRY JAM & BREAD, HE PUT ON HIS SCARF & MITTENS, PULLED A BERET WAY DOWN OVER HIS HEAD AND WENT TO HIS HAIR DRESSER, WHO JUST HAPPENED TO BE A…

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A quote that is worth repeating often. Happiness cannot be decreased when shared. ~~dru~~
https://saywhatumean2say.com/2016/09/01/japanese-candles/

Blog of a Mad Black Woman

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

~ Unknown

Have a blessed day all. ❤

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Back when my blogging muse was new; I wrote a piece on being a professional gambler.  I rechecked my math and it was very wrong but still; given the parameters of my fake reality  I could probably make a living playing one card game on line.  Here is a link to one of my first blogs….back in the “Good Old Days”

https://saywhatumean2say.com/2012/09/02/musings-on-being-a-professional-gambler/

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Many Moons later but none brighter; I still can play a mean hand of Free Cell and here is a link to a game I can win….can you?  Click to see I don’t know if I’m violating any copyright laws but that is on me not you.  I just love the pogologowebsite!

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click HERE 

Remember you can’t skip the ads because I’m not a paying member

but I did win this game, the first time I played it

You Try

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http://www.pogo.com/games/payday?pageSection=fp_gamebar_2_freecell2#game

SINCE I HAVE JUST RE-LISTED THIS PIECE ON eBAY, I HAVE DECIDED TO RE-BLOG THE POST I WROTE ON THE PIECE AND GIVE YOU THE LINK TO CHECK IT OUT ~~dru~~
http://www.ebay.com/itm/252716555909?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

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The history of the fine porcelain now known as “Limoges” begins with kaolin, the pure, soft white clay first discovered in China. This clay retains its pure white color when fired. Before they discovered the pure white clay, the Chinese used sandstone/stoneware. Marco Polo was one of the first Europeans to see porcelain; he named it after very white and translucent shell. Vasco de Gama brought back the first porcelain objects to Europe in the fifteenth century

When a collector really loves the art and artifacts of the twentieth century, and focuses on a certain category of collectible or a time period within which to concentrate, quite often it is the Art Deco period which excites him the most. For those of you who agree, let me assure you that you are not alone! There is wonderful furniture, great art, magnificent architecture, and stellar fashions and jewelry from…

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In the hopes that I may start the New Year with some $$$, I’m starting to list on eBay again. Right now, I’m just relisting prior unsold items and I relisted this 18th Century Japanese Water Color in case someone got some money for Christmas and has decided they just can’t live without this.

A “girl” can always hope. Happy 2017 and visit my listing if for nothing more than a better look. It really is exquisite I just don’t have a frame or a wall for it. ~~dru~~

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SOFT SERENE SILKEN

THE BABY’S WORLD IS GENTLE

LIKE A MOTHER’S KISS

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I have a fascination with geisha, not because I ever wanted to be one or had any hankering for the life style but because they were and still are depicted as such beautiful creatures; I just want to enjoy the astounding gracefulness and beauty as depicted in Japanese Art.  Therefore I have several pieces in what I call my “geisha collection”.

I have a wonderful framed exhibition poster of  Kotondo Torii “Morning Hair” from the1982 exhibition at the Riccar Art Museum GEISHAkotondoMORNINGHAIR in Toyko.

I have four figural  wall pockets of geisha; one of which depicts a geisha with a child just like my wood block above.  I cherish both of these because a geisha had to retire if she got married and if she had a child; a girl…

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I know I just posted this but since we are in the middle of fixing our late night supper and it appears it will be a HIT….I’m reblogging our menu and wishing you all a Happy and Safe Eve. ~~dru~~
ps: you don’t have to “like” again but you might just breeze thru it again just to imagine the wonderful tastse we wil be indulging it; we are are cheese, crackers, and apples right now and the aroma of bacon is wafting from the kitchen. Hope your supper is just as good!

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~~a little early but if you enjoy and want to participate….you need time to stock up~~

see you in the next year!

I think I’ll stay home and have my “New Year’s Eve” Traditional Light Supper this year and by-pass all the potential hazards and the expense of going out on this festive eve.

THE SUPPER CONSISTS OF:

Appetizer:  Sharp Cheddar Cheese Squares with Green Apple Slices and Crackers.  Also if it is to your taste and it certainly is to mine; I have some freshly roasted Chestnuts served as soon as you can stand to peel them.

(This takes care of your protein and your first helping of fruit, the crackers and chestnuts are your carbohydrates and starch, diabetics BEWARE carb overload)

Main Course:  Tomato Soup (the link to the recipe I’m going to use this year, will follow) and all the Bacon you can eat without throwing up.tomato-soup-with-oregano-and-basil

(I consider the…

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Since I exploring my “Zen” for the coming year and since I’ve posted this 17th Century Water Color on eBay again; I’m reblogging my own post.

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The practice of Zen entails the unraveling of a koan: a master’s statement, anecdote, or question, designed to provoke a student and test their progress.

Koan, Japanese Kōan, in Zen Buddhism of Japan, a succinct paradoxical statement or question used as a meditation discipline for novices, particularly in the Rinzai sect. The effort to “solve” a koan is intended to exhaust the analytic intellect and the egoistic will, readying the mind to entertain an appropriate response on the intuitive level. Each such exercise constitutes both a communication of some aspect of Zen experience and a test of the novice’s competence.

A characteristic example of the style is the well-known koan “When both hands are clapped a sound is produced; listen to the sound of one hand clapping.” Sometimes the koan is set in question-and-answer form, as in the question “What is Buddha?” and its answer, “Three pounds of…

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