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Post by jeanebellini on Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:32 pm

well ya know..humans can catch fireflies (or lightning bugs as we called 'em back home;) ) and bring one or two inside for kitty night time amusement:) I've had them come into the house without even being caught...just slipping in on someone or something i guess.
haven't seen any for years and years though...i think all the chemicals the lady next door (who moved about a month ago!) was putting on her yard killed off a lot of stuff including innocent bugs that would never hurt a human like butterflies and lightning bugs!
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:40 pm

She probably killed off the good bugs and had a ton of the bad ones invited into her bad bug sanctuary. Mosquitoes, roaches, etc. love yards that have no good bugs. We have lots of lightening bugs, but not as many now as in June. I don't know if the dry weather has anything to do with that or if they just get less active in the high summer.

Boo, outside is fun! You can pounce dragonflies and those enormous horse flies. My mom doesn't let me go outside at night, so I like it in the daytime even if it's hot. Mom makes me come in after a little while. -Gateway
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:42 pm

That's scary Jeane. The garden that Joysanna has put in
is organic. In fact nothing chemical is used around here.
Lightening bugs and other things are making a comeback
in different parts of the country because of reduced use
of pesticides. Jeez, how did that soap box get started. Laughing

Becky's right. You've wiped out all the bad bugs preditors.
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:44 pm

I really notice the difference in wildlife between very populated places like Williamsburg and rural areas that aren't too far away. Williamsburg is full of golf courses, manicured lawns, etc. Those things require all kinds of pesticides, herbicides, and funny fertilizer. The area is full of nasty flies and very few birds -- the birds they have are the pest varieties like starlings and sparrows. If you go about 15 miles down the road, it's less dense and the birds start to make a comeback. Once you hit the rural areas, there are all kinds of birds, butterflies, dragon flies, turtles, on and on. It should be enough of an advertisement for less manicuring and more caretaking.
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:10 pm



It's really interesting. When Joysanna first put in the garden
I went and bought a couple of containers of lady bugs. I think
their descendents are still in the garden. I wish there was something
that would go after the snails. YESH!!!!
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Post by jeanebellini on Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:21 pm

no birds eat snails? (I don't know...i only saw snails a few times and that's when i was in an apt ...actually no snails just slugs...aren't they the snail without his 'house'?)

chemicals i think are deep into the soil around here...not just from the lady who used to live next door and had the yard guys come about every week.....but back in the 50s,60s and maybe 70s andrea's dad used to dump very toxic (can't think of the word....that stuff that they banned use of...but was easily available and used decades ago)stuff around the base of the house to keep the bugs away.

i really worry that that might be the reason all the cats and dogs here seem to die from cancers.(and wonder if it couldn't be hurting people or person here).

on the buggy side....on my walk home i walk past a couple wooded areas and yesterday i saw a medium sized dragon fly:) don't see them around here much (except around the reserviour) i like dragon flies....back home when i'd be out in the garden..esp picking the raspberries...i'd have them almost perch on my shoulder as i worked. always had them following me around. (in TX i saw all different colored ones...its the only place i've seen them other than sort of brown or yellow...in TX i saw bright electric blue, silver, yellow, gold and a cool cool hot pink/fuchsia!).
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:30 pm



I don't know. i know that they do have preditors.

I've seen some beautiful butterflies and
dragonflies down here. I love to watch them
out the Lair kitchen window. It's really fun to watch
the birds and squirrels out the window too.
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Post by fiffur on Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:57 am

We have huge dragonflies here of several different varieties. Bijoux has yet to see one though since I can't seem to catch one to show him.
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:10 pm



Hi, yall it's Boo here. Thought I would check in. It's been
so hot that I haven't really felt like eating so Mom was getting
worried about me. I've been hanging out with Mom where I can
catch the breeze from the fan and a/c. Mom bought me a new
hair brush, she is trying to get the mats out of my fur. She
is talking about (SHUDDER) having me shaved. She wants to
avoid this though, (YEAH) Though I might have to have my pantaloons
done. Other than that everything is fine. We have our bathroom back and
I no longer have to be guard cat against the Wild Ones that were in there,

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Post by fiffur on Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:23 am

You know Boo if you were shaved (I know you hate the thought of that) you might be cooler in the heat. And it will grow back, probably more lush than ever.
And the Wild Ones being there was only temporary, your mom had no intention of keeping them.
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:15 pm



They could have hurt Mom, they shredded the shower curtain.
I don't care if Mom had to replace it anyway. Boo
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Post by fluffnstuff on Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:10 pm

Lorien guards the patio, but did she guard the interior of the house the night Pugsley came home? No, she hid in some corner in the living room. The first time Pugsley went in to get groomed, the vet ended up calling my parents to ask if it was okay to knock Pugsley out since he was fighting them. Of course, my mom was okay with him being knocked out, since it was for everyone's safety.
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Post by jeanebellini on Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:41 pm

oh boo you don't have to be shaved down to the skin! you can get a sort of buzz cut though....so you don't feel so naked AND the matts will be taken care of.
will make you feel cooler AND will make you feel better since you won't have to be brushed so much to get the matts out!
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:53 pm



Mom won't let them do that. She's says it's a good way for a kitty
to get sunburned. I'm very pink and I like to sleep in the sun, so
Mom worries about sunburn.
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Post by fiffur on Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:46 am

Oh Boo, the wild kitties shredded the shower curtain trying to get out. They were so scared and confused, they didn't know what was going on or that your mom was trying to help them. At least the shower curtain can be replaced.
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Post by fluffnstuff on Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:01 pm

When Pugsley gets shaved at the groomer, he gets a buzz. It may make him feel better whenever he gets a buzz. Boo, I hope your mom will find a way to get the mats off of you.
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Post by jeanebellini on Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:34 pm

i've never petted a kitty who got buzzed....but i bet they feel like velvet. do they? might get more pettin if you felt like a velveteen kitty:)
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Post by Sue Short on Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:06 pm


They do feel like velvet. That would be neat to have a velveteen
kitty. I'm working slowly in the mats. SIGH!!! This is all my fault
for not buying a new brush sooner.
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Post by ARNIgal on Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:28 am

Those mats take awhile to work out. After seven years of having Jay Jay in my life, his mats are FINALLY gone Smile It took fifteen minutes of brushing and cutting (only if necessary!) THAT was a lot of work...
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Post by jeanebellini on Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:17 pm

matts are the hardest things. poor liam, they were trying to get rid of his and cutting them out...he looked so raggedy at the end and the matts still weren't gone.

there needs to be more people who groom cats..if there were more groomers for cats then fewer cats would have to get all that brushing and cutting at home.
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Post by Sue Short on Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:42 pm


There is a woman who is doing community service that is a pet
groomer. She works on cats. I can't have her do Boo until she
is finished with her service.
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Post by Suzzzz on Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:45 pm

She can't work on Boo now, but can you ask her what she thinks?
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Post by jeanebellini on Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:01 pm

oh yeah....see if she can at least give you some advice for the time being. andrea was actually told to try using the spray on baby hair detangler stuff on the main coons upstairs. i bought some but wound up using it on my hair cuz i don't know how safe it is.
but you might ask the lady there what she thinks.
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Post by fiffur on Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:02 pm

The hard part is getting a kitty to sit still long enough to carefully detangle even a couple of matts. Thankfully Bijoux doesn't get them, but I remember helping my sis remove them from Wuzzy and Merlin. Now Annabelle needs the once-over a lot because of her long hair.
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Post by jeanebellini on Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:59 pm

maine coons seem to get them a lot....i think a lot of maine coons have double coats. any cat with a double coat is more prone to matts. that cottony stuff under the long silky hairs is hard to comb.
i was thinking this afternoon that maybe the best scissors to get the matts are these that come in the first aid kits...they have special little rounded pieces on the end..not just rounded points. so they don't snip skin
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