Just Because I Can. STUPID THREAD II

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  • Norse GraphicsNorse Graphics Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Thanks! I got inspired during work. ;-)

  • Miss Bad WolfMiss Bad Wolf Posts: 21,226
    edited December 1969

    I need to go to bed, but I put a lot of stuff on my bed this morning so that my bedroom could be sprayed. I am too tired to remove it all from the bed. Maybe I will sleep on the floor in the living room. My cats do it all the time. I could lay out several magazines and sleep on them. My cats would sleep on papers, magazines, plastic bags, and other stuff that does not normally look like something to sleep on.

  • Norse GraphicsNorse Graphics Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Do you have a sofa, Miss Bad Wolf? Make sure to get a good pillow so you don't get a neck sprain.

  • Miss Bad WolfMiss Bad Wolf Posts: 21,226
    edited December 1969

    Do you have a sofa, Miss Bad Wolf? Make sure to get a good pillow so you don't get a neck sprain.

    I have a sofa and a love seat, but they suffer the same problem as with the bed. I used them for quick storage. I did find a body pillow that I could sleep on until I can clear off either the sofa or the bed or both. Maybe that will be what I will do Sunday and Monday and also do some dishes since now they are all dirty thanks to the bug spray.

  • OnlyLuvsCatzOnlyLuvsCatz Posts: 22,283
    edited December 1969

    I used to sleep on the floor all the time when I was younger, esp in front of the gas heater, my cat would sit on top of my thigh using me as a sofa!
    my heater in this house broken but I have an electric blanket on my sofa which is handy.

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 30,971
    edited December 1969

    I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.

  • OnlyLuvsCatzOnlyLuvsCatz Posts: 22,283
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.


    dunno Spongebob square pants is pretty shallow!
  • Norse GraphicsNorse Graphics Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Is this a way of telling that sponges suck? :bug:

  • edited December 1969

    What if you cross an Electric Eel with a Sponge? Would you get a shock absorber? %-P

  • OnlyLuvsCatzOnlyLuvsCatz Posts: 22,283
    edited December 1969

    I am picturing an octopuss with a sponge swapping tentacles to wash under all his armpits!

  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    I am picturing an octopuss with a sponge swapping tentacles to wash under all his armpits!

    That sounds so cool. Wish I had a Octi in my Content now. And this is just for giggles. I thought it was cute.
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  • Miss Bad WolfMiss Bad Wolf Posts: 21,226
    edited December 1969

    Micah is home from being neutered.

  • Fire AngelFire Angel Posts: 202
    edited May 2012

    Behold, the awesome power of the Fire Angel! Yes, that's my right hand photographed by Elizabeth, a new friend, earlier today.

    Be careful or I'll summon something bigger...

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    That's cool, Fire Angel. Very pretty blue bird.

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  • Fire AngelFire Angel Posts: 202
    edited December 1969

    Flamewing said:
    That's cool, Fire Angel. Very pretty blue bird.

    The species is known as a Great Tit. Yes, really...

  • Fire AngelFire Angel Posts: 202
    edited May 2012

    The previous photo was taken earlier today, this one is a much older image. This bird is more dangerous, so be careful...

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  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 30,971
    edited December 1969

    Flamewing said:
    That's cool, Fire Angel. Very pretty blue bird.

    The species is known as a Great Tit. Yes, really...

    Do you ever get two of them at once :roll:

  • Fire AngelFire Angel Posts: 202
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    Flamewing said:
    That's cool, Fire Angel. Very pretty blue bird.

    The species is known as a Great Tit. Yes, really...

    Do you ever get two of them at once :roll:

    Um, yes, happened twice earlier today. They were fighting over a nut in the palm of my hand. Ooo, er missus...

  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Those are wonderfull photos. I love seeing them, I'm guessing the stupid part was left off for persional reasons.
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    Like needing to clean your palm after the poop.
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    Or using a whole box of Bandade's to patch the little holes in your palm after all the pecking.
    .
    JK! ;-P

  • Fire AngelFire Angel Posts: 202
    edited May 2012

    The stupid part is how cheeky these birds get! Sometimes they will not grab food and fly away and eat, they will perch on your palm eating. They also fight over the food at times, showing more fear of each other than of me (or other humans feeding them). Then there are the ones that come to your hand, pick up some food, drop it, pick up something else, drop that, repeat a few times till they are satisfied that they have the best/biggest seed or nut, then fly away to eat it.


    I mean, look at this one below carefully assessing the food before starting; no, that's not an illusion given by the camera angle, that's what it was doing! EDIT: that's the same robin as the earlier image; the photographer was able to et quite a few of the robin in my hand that day as it posed rather nicely.

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  • edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    Flamewing said:
    That's cool, Fire Angel. Very pretty blue bird.

    The species is known as a Great Tit. Yes, really...

    Do you ever get two of them at once :roll:

    Um, yes, happened twice earlier today. They were fighting over a nut in the palm of my hand. Ooo, er missus...
    To be able to have that kinship with wild birds is pretty remarkable. I couldn't even get that personal to my pet finches. I guess even they knew I was a cat person. :long:

  • Fire AngelFire Angel Posts: 202
    edited December 1969

    Flamewing said:
    To be able to have that kinship with wild birds is pretty remarkable. I couldn't even get that personal to my pet finches. I guess even they knew I was a cat person. :long:

    If you came to London you could get the same level of contact with the wildlife. In most of London's parks there are squirrels that take food from people, others that eat out of your hand and many birds that do the same. Some squirrels climb on people to get food if encouraged to do so. I've recently had a wild parakeet perched on my hand a few times eating peanuts and seeds. Yes, we now have parakeets wild in England, certainly in the south-east; no-one is really sure where they came from, but they have adapted to the British climate and are multiplying like a native bird.


    I'm told New York parks are like that too, though I can't confirm that from personal experience. I'd imagine any large city will be the same as long as it has some parks; wildlife that sees humans every day and isn't pursued by them soon loses much of the fear that other animals have.


    Few of the birds I feed are really fussy about who feeds them; keep still enough and put food on your hand and they will come. Some of the squirrels will climb on anyone who encourages them too, if they are convinced you have food. The photos below are of a squirrel less than four months old climbing on me. The day those photos were taken he'd only seen me on one previous visit to the park.

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  • Miss Bad WolfMiss Bad Wolf Posts: 21,226
    edited December 1969

    I also see a pigeon trying to sneak into the picture in one of the images. These are such great pictures of you.:roll:

  • Fire AngelFire Angel Posts: 202
    edited December 1969

    I also see a pigeon trying to sneak into the picture in one of the images. These are such great pictures of you.:roll:

    Yeah, whenever possible I avoid feeding the pigeons. They belong in the countryside and do a lot of damage to car paintwork and buildings with their corrosive droppings. It is now illegal to deliberately feed them in London anyway, thank goodness. Oddly when I see pigeons in the countryside I don['t dislike them at all, but when I see one in a town its the nearest I get to hating anything alive.

  • Norse GraphicsNorse Graphics Posts: 0
    edited May 2012

    I am picturing an octopuss with a sponge swapping tentacles to wash under all his armpits!


    There is only one armpit for an octopuss... Give it a toothbrush instead. :)

    Ohhh, FireAngle, that's a nice pic!!

    What's the saying? "A bird in your hand is better than ten on the roof" (roughly translated).

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  • Miss Bad WolfMiss Bad Wolf Posts: 21,226
    edited December 1969

    [=+/ <---- My little roommate typed that smiley up. Interesting as she only did it by sitting on the keyboard.</p>

    My roommates have a saying that can be used in many situations by varying it some. "Meow"
    Right now Melody is purring while trying to get attention from me. I am trying to figure out how to get back to sleep.

  • cosmo71cosmo71 Posts: 3,609
    edited December 1969

    I also stopped by everyday when it was down :) I guess it is a kind of self educated behave :lol:

  • cosmo71cosmo71 Posts: 3,609
    edited December 1969

    funny bunny

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  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 30,971
    edited December 1969

    Flamewing said:
    To be able to have that kinship with wild birds is pretty remarkable. I couldn't even get that personal to my pet finches. I guess even they knew I was a cat person. :long:

    If you came to London you could get the same level of contact with the wildlife. In most of London's parks there are squirrels that take food from people, others that eat out of your hand and many birds that do the same. Some squirrels climb on people to get food if encouraged to do so. I've recently had a wild parakeet perched on my hand a few times eating peanuts and seeds. Yes, we now have parakeets wild in England, certainly in the south-east; no-one is really sure where they came from, but they have adapted to the British climate and are multiplying like a native bird.


    I'm told New York parks are like that too, though I can't confirm that from personal experience. I'd imagine any large city will be the same as long as it has some parks; wildlife that sees humans every day and isn't pursued by them soon loses much of the fear that other animals have.


    Few of the birds I feed are really fussy about who feeds them; keep still enough and put food on your hand and they will come. Some of the squirrels will climb on anyone who encourages them too, if they are convinced you have food. The photos below are of a squirrel less than four months old climbing on me. The day those photos were taken he'd only seen me on one previous visit to the park.

    The squirrels in the Parks are pretty amazing. I worked in the Royal Parks for 14 years, my staff would have great fun feeding the squirrels, although the client (Park manangement) did get a wee bit upset when he found squirrels lining up for their peanuts outside the Ladies Loo on Horseguards parade. ;-)

  • RCDescheneRCDeschene Posts: 2,748
    edited December 1969

    This, ladies and gentlemen, is a bagel...

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