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    My cat hates me!!!

    Most cats like butter, so that's what we have always used. Take the pill and squish it into a small ball of butter, just enough to cover the pill. Then place it in the freezer for at least 5 minutes, so it hardens. The freezing is because it's such a tiny piece of butter that when you handle it, it melts before you can get it into the cat, so it buys you some extra time. My mother likes to put this into the cat's mouth and hold it shut, and the butter helps the pill glide down the throat. MY personal trick is to simply put this piece of butter on top of the cat's front paw. You know how they hate being dirty, and with a buttery pill messing up their fur...a bath ensues, and during one of the licks the pill almost always ends up in the mouth by itself. Now, as far as the cat "not liking" or being afraid of you, try this trick: IGNORE IT! I swear, it totally works. If you have a cat that doesn't like being around you, act like you could care less about it. Feed it, change it's litter, etc. But NO playing, brushing, talking, etc. Within a few days, the cat will be dying for at least a little human contact and will reach out to you. At first, just act like you're doing it a favor by letting it come up on your lap, but don't get all excited and pet the cat too much. After a few days, increase your affection and the cat will probably do the same. GOOD LUCK! Cats are great, but boy are they moody!!!
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    How spoiled are your pets??

    Got a whopper here: Even though we've always had several indoor/outdoor cats at a time, my mother has still fed every stray cat in the neighborhood. A few years back, we had a frigid cold winter, and she put an old couch on the back deck, with boxes and a plastic tarp on it, constructed into a little "apartment" building with three separate little kittie houses. She filled them with dry blankets, and hung a clear plastic shower curtain over the doors to the houses, so they'd have "windows" and but still wind protection. She'd feed them wet catfood everyday, and would heat it up so they'd have a warm meal. THIS IS NOT THE SPOILED PART!!! My crazy mother was especially concerned one freeeeeeeeeezing night, so she put a heating pad out on the couch for them. You guessed it! Electrical fire broke out on the deck, followed the cord to the electrical outlet on the side of the house, and the fire proceded to fill several walls of our house. Thank goodness a neighbor smelled smoke and saw the fire outside - there was nothing inside, not even smoke, because the fire was content to travel through the walls, ceilings, and floors of the house. It wasn't until my mother opened the door for the police that the air pressure changed and smoke filled the house. For four months we were kicked out of our house as it was being reconstructed. And she STILL drove back to the house everyday for those four months, to make sure those damn cats were fed. :uhoh3:
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    Name that cute Dr. you've been watching!

    I have to tell this story: We used to have this resident who ALL the nurses thought was amazing. It wasn't just that he was gorgeous - he was the nicest guy in the world. He already had kids of his own, so he was always so sweet with the babies, giving them their pacifiers, changing their diapers if needed during his assessments, swaddling them up and holding them. We were like schoolgirls around this guy! Well, a few weeks ago I went to the White Hen by my house, just to pick up some milk and a bagel. Of course I just ran out of the house in a wrinkled shirt, jeans, no makeup, and didn't even LOOK at my hair after I rolled out of bed. Of course, who should I bump into? Dr. Wonderful. :uhoh3: Apparently he lives in my neighborhood. So I'm looking my WORST, and he's there in his tight t-shirt and gym shorts, all sweaty and manly looking because he had jogged over with two of his kids in the jogging stroller. He recognized me first, and I just wanted to crawl into a hole and DIE!
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    Question for cat lovers

    Every cat we've ever owned was a stray who adopted us. The saying about how cats choose their owners is VERY true. The best way to choose a cat...is to let the cat choose YOU. Our latest cat invited herself into our home last October. We had to door open to let in one of our other cats, and this one just followed him in. She proceded to walk around the house and then settled down on the couch for a bath and a nap. We just stared at her, kind of like, "Who the heck do you think you are?! You don't live here!" We tried to put her outside, but she spent the rest of the night climbing the screens, trying to look into the house. If we tried to open a door to leave, she'd jump at us, trying to get back into the house! After a day and a half of Kujo-like antics, we finally let her come in and she's never left. Sweetest little thing in the world - follows us around like a puppy, loves being held, etc. We are known for treating our cats like gold, and the neighborhood strays seem to be well aware of this. Sometimes they hang out on our back deck, peering in through the patio doors. We've lost several cats over the past few years, and in the weeks leading up to their deaths, we always noticed the strays seemed to keep some kind of vigil on that deck. We joked that they're looking for an opening. "Hmmm...that gray cat looks pretty sick, maybe she'll kick the bucket soon and they'll have space for ME!" Sick but happens EVERY time, I swear.
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    For all those that are "crafty"....

    As maid-of-honor in my friend's upcoming wedding, I'm going to be using the ribbons from the bridal shower to make all of us bouquets for the wedding rehearsal. But what I'm really looking forward to is a six-week cake decorating class that I'm taking later this month. I love to bake and have always wanted to be able to adorn my cakes with beautiful flowers and such.
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    What's you favorite line from a movie?

    If I remember correctly, I think George Lucas said that Harrison ad libbed that whole thing. Something about everybody being sick and it was so hot, and instead of doing a whole fight scene he just "shot" the guy. Am I hallucinating or did I really see that in an interview? It was in the same one where it was said that Harrison stapled the fedora to his head so it wouldn't fly off...
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    What's you favorite line from a movie?

    I have so many that I can't pick just one, and most have probably been stated already... "I'm not even supposed to be here today!" (Dante Hicks, Clerks) "Life moves pretty fast - if you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." (Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off) "You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for $1.50 in late fees at the public library." (Will Hunting, Good Will Hunting) "I'm not crazy, I've just been a very bad mood for the last 40 years!" (Ouiser Boudreaux, Steel Magnolias) "If you guys know so much about women, then what are you doing sitting here at the Gas N Sip on a Saturday night with no women anywhere?" (Lloyd Dobbler, Say Anything)
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    Word Scramble

    mobile phone TCHAPEIRMNIO Hint: a terrible med
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    CURVES workout? Does it work?

    I would ask for a trial offer before joining any gym. Most have a one-week or three-visit pass, something like that, for new customers. You sometimes need to work out there a couple of times to get a vibe for the place. I almost joined a Curves but after two visits I realized it wasn't for me. I think it was the music, LOL! I joined Women's Workout World after a week-long trial instead because the environment agreed with me. Lots of equiptment and classes, so you can choose to be social or keep to yourself. Plus, I took advantage of a special anniversary discount and paid for 2 years over a 3-month period - came out to $9 a month in the end. Can't beat that! But I do know others who LOVE Curves, so that's why I reccommend doing the trial membership!
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    Word Scramble

    thesaurus mohtpencaanie hint: common medication
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    Spouse/signif. other nickname...?

    This is going to sound silly, but my BF and I simply call each other "girlfriend" and "boyfriend" sometimes. For the past eight years, every holiday card I've gotten from him says "Girlfriend!" on the envelope. Stupid, I know. But it's our little thing.
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    Paternity Tests

    I absolutely LOVE that show!!! I get so sad when I watch Maury or Montel or any of those shows nowadays. They only seem to have five topics: 1. Who's my baby's daddy? 2. Send my rebellious teen to boot camp! 3. My toddler weighs 100 pounds, help! 4. I'm 12 years old and I want to have a baby! 5. I have proof that you're cheating on me!
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    Word Scramble

    antibiotic How about... taitseianlgotnsr (body system)
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    What's your favorite fragrance?

    My best guy friend always smells so good - he wears Dolce & Gabbana for men. I want to buy it for my boyfriend, but it just doesn't smell the same on anyone else - most of his female friends have tried this and it didn't work. It must be his pheremones mixing with it. (He's gay, no attraction to him, but MAN it's good stuff!) I never wear perfume - makes me sneeze - but sometimes I'll use scented stuff just for a kick. I like any of the lavendar and vanilla baby lotions. My favorite scent from Bath & Body Works was discontinued a few years ago - Pineapple Mango - and that sucks, because it's what I wore the first year with my boyfriend so he loves it. During the holidays I sometimes buy their Sugar Plum lotion - seriously, it smells like strawberry Pez!
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    Hmmmm...when did it end for you???

    Not married, but dating exclusively (with no break-ups) for over eight years. We're still in that lovey-dovey stage for the most part. We always hold hands when walking together, huggy-kissy-cuddly, call each other several times a day, see each other several times a week, get kind of depressed when one of us goes out of town for a few days, etc. He's also become my best friend, the person I most like to talk to or hang out with. We don't live together and don't plan on it until after we get married. I guess we'll see when that happens if it all ends then! My best girlfriend has been living with her now-fiancee for over a year. They have one of those weird brother-sister type relationships and bicker over the stupidest, craziest things (IMHO of course). I don't know if it all changed when they moved in together or if it was always like that, but it's one of the reasons I don't want to move in with my boyfriend.

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