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Everything posted by Caya

  1. Fun thing is, my husband and I have our wedding anniversary today (21st) and we had no idea that we exchanged rings on the day that a different one was destroyed.
  2. @Carol the Dabbler : His human tried every trick in the book, but Carlos was picky enough that he'd only eat the crunchies off the wet food. If we mixed them under, he'd stand next to the bowl and complain loudly. And yes, he also refused to touch human food - it was fun to give him a little piece of raw meat or fish; he'd toy around with it for a while, clearly torn between instincts that told him that this was good food and his finicky appetite. In the end, he always left it lying, then (stop me if you heard that one) complained loudly. Oh, one exception to the "just his crunchy dry cat food" rule - he'd eat houseplants (well, just the juicy tips but that killed them all the same). And yes, he had cat grass at his disposal, but for once he liked a little variety. Cacti were about the only plants he left in peace.
  3. I had a boyfriend in my early 20s whose cat was raised on wet food exclusively, until the day I brought home a dry food sample I'd got at the supermarket. From this day on, he flat-out refused to touch anything else ... and it's not like we didn't try, because his human (owner seems wrong in the context of cats ) was worried about him developing kidney problems. But he loved his crunchy dry food and never ate anything else again for the rest of his days. So, yeah, happens. No cat pics on hand right now, please enjoy a baby squirrel instead.
  4. eta: just in case, that's photoshopped.
  5. More of Ginny's story: https://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2014/01/shelter-dog-saves-nearly-1000-homeless-cats/
  6. Can't say about cats but that would definitely work with dogs.
  7. I'm neither a doctor nor a sanitation engineer, but I could imagine a scenario like, you grab the door handle on your way out of a public bathroom, therefore getting all kind of interesting germs (left there by previous users who didn't wash their hands on the way out) on your fingers, then on your way back check your emails on your phone, therefore transferring some of those germs to said phone, then put it back in your pocket where they have it nice and warm and breed for an hour or two, till you get a phone call and then press the phone against your face, thus transferring them to your mouth, where they promptly take up residence. *shrug* No idea really. I occasionally clean my phone with the same wipes we have for our monitors, but admittedly not nearly as often as would probably be wise.
  8. Or maybe your dog is a well-known sleuth in the local canine community.
  9. Oh dear, best of luck. There are several confirmed cases in Vienna as well by now, but since we're a big city (by Austrian standards, anyway ) that was to be expected.
  10. Yeah, the only dog that ever bit me (and that's coming from someone who's owned multiple rescued Rottweilers and whose family had other big dogs like Dobermans) was a Yorkshire Terrier - to be fair, he did warn me first, I just ignored him because I was tired and wasn't gonna let the little bugger stop me from entering my own home (he was there with a visitor of my mom's). He clamped onto my trouser leg next to my ankle and did his darndest to stop me.
  11. Yep, Discovery is on Netflix. Otoh, Lucifer, which is now a Netflix series, is still on Amazon Prime here for some reason. That feudalistic warfare between content providers these days is getting annoying. Carol, I checked and I misjudged Number One, he's actually a pit bull (quite a large one, which is why I thought he was a staffie): https://intl.startrek.com/news/sir-patrick-stewart-on-why-number-one-is-the-best-good-boy . eta: He talks about the doggo a bit here (starting roughly at four minutes in):
  12. It's on Netflix here, fortunately, which we have anyway. eta: Mixed that up. Discovery is on Netflix, but Picard is on Amazon Prime. @Carol the Dabbler: This is going to be a mild spoiler for, like, the first half of the first episode, which showcases the situation. Basically, Picard starts 14 years (I think) after where the first of the new Star Trek movies set off, only in the *old* universe - so the Romulus sun has gone supernova (and Spock is gone, I guess) and there are Romulan refugees within the Federation (that supernova was big enough to threaten more than just its own star system). Starfleet more or less reluctantly sent ships to rescue Romulans before the supernova when a major crisis occurred, namely androids on Mars getting injected with some killer code and going ballistic, and they halted the Romulus mission because of that internal crisis, causing Picard to quit in disgust. He's on his vineyard now, retired and still bitter about all those lost lives, oh and all research on androids was stopped after that crisis. And he's got a lovely, cuddly big staffie called Number One. 🐕
  13. It has a strong moral behind its story arc indeed, but it's not standalone episodes like TNG was, more like DS9.
  14. Had to admit I chuckled at Space Wizard. In other Star Trek - related news, both my husband and I absolutely love Picard. Feels very Star Trekk-y, and of course Sir Patrick Stewart is always a joy to watch.
  15. https://abcnews.go.com/International/cat-lynx-purrrfect-zoo-couple/story?id=24210430
  16. Poor you. I went through something like that with my best friend from our teens, many years ago, and while we did get into contact again a decade later (we still move in the same clique, more or less), like you said it was never the same again. Some things can't be mended, unfortunately, much as we'd want them to (I still mourn that friendship). But there are friends that will stay through thick and thin, too, promise, and funnily, often enough those that you wouldn't have expected to, back when you first met. Hang in there.
  17. Hello 123 and welcome to the forum! Only ship I can really claim to be a passenger of is Molstrade, but I'll happily go down with it.
  18. (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30116194)
  19. I jury-rigged your spoiler boxes (by changing the letter colour). Can't do more, alas, but Tim will.
  20. It is, isn't it - who knew Jon Cryer could sing? Not me, anyway, at least not before stumbling over that version of Company a couple years ago. I have it on DVD and I'm quite fond of it - there may be more artful performances out there, but Neil Patrick Harris puts not only skill but also so much raw emotion into Being Alive that it's easily my favourite.
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