Author Topic: KK Chat -- 19 June 2016 (Happy Father's Day and Happy Solstice!)  (Read 1087 times)

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Jun 19 19:10:25 *   KK has joined
Jun 19 19:10:28 <DesertRose>   Hi KK!
Jun 19 19:10:31 <Laurna>   Hello KK
Jun 19 19:10:31 <Evie>   hi KK
Jun 19 19:10:37 <KK>   Hello, all.
Jun 19 19:10:54 <jemler>   hi kk
Jun 19 19:10:54 <The_Bee>   Hi KK
Jun 19 19:10:54 <DesertRose>   Happy Father's Day!
Jun 19 19:11:10 <Laurna>   I called day earlier today.  I will take him out next saterday.
Jun 19 19:11:21 <Laurna>   Dad  not day. sorry
Jun 19 19:11:43 *   Shiral ( has joined
Jun 19 19:11:47 <KK>   I talked to ine a couple of days ago, but need to call him again, after we finish here.
Jun 19 19:11:50 <DesertRose>   I told my stepdad Happy Father's Day yesterday in person and sent him a text message earlier today.  Mom is making him a pan of Father's Day brownies (his fave), and he didn't really want any other fuss.
Jun 19 19:11:51 <The_Bee>   hi shiral
Jun 19 19:11:53 <DesertRose>   Hi Shiral
Jun 19 19:11:55 <Shiral>   Hello Alll
Jun 19 19:11:58 <Shiral>   All, too
Jun 19 19:12:08 <DesertRose>   Happy Father's Day to Scott as well.  :)
Jun 19 19:12:10 <jemler>   hi shiral
Jun 19 19:12:13 <KK>   Hi, Shiral.
Jun 19 19:12:14 <Laurna>   brownes sound good to me
Jun 19 19:12:22 <Laurna>   Hi Shiral
Jun 19 19:12:23 <Shiral>   Hi everyone
Jun 19 19:12:31 <The_Bee>   Yes, Happy Father's Day to Scott
Jun 19 19:12:36 <KK>   We were just talking to Cameron, who called to wish Scott a happy.
Jun 19 19:12:39 *   Shiral snaps fingers and sets up a virtual sundae bar
Jun 19 19:12:41 <DesertRose>   My stepdad is one of the two most severe chocoholics I've ever met.  Brownies are his favorite dessert in the world.
Jun 19 19:12:58 *   Evie is on phone with Dad
Jun 19 19:13:02 <Shiral>   Cameron is earning Good Son points for June. =o)
Jun 19 19:13:12 <DesertRose>   KK, if you don't mind my asking, approximately how old is Cameron?
Jun 19 19:13:21 <KK>   42
Jun 19 19:13:28 <DesertRose>   Oh, I was wrong.
Jun 19 19:13:33 <DesertRose>   I thought I was older than he is, but I'm not.
Jun 19 19:13:37 <DesertRose>   I'm 40.
Jun 19 19:13:53 <DesertRose>   For some reason, I had it in my head he hadn't hit the 4-0 yet.
Jun 19 19:13:58 <Laurna>   How are the newlyweds
Jun 19 19:14:12 <DesertRose>   Yes, how are Cameron and Anna enjoying married life so far?
Jun 19 19:14:25 <KK>   They're doing fine.  He has an interview tomorrow that may lead to a really good job.
Jun 19 19:14:30 <DesertRose>   Oh, yay!
Jun 19 19:14:34 <Laurna>   nice
Jun 19 19:14:42 <Shiral>   Cameron's age is the Answer to Life the  Universe and Everything
Jun 19 19:14:43 *   DesertRose sends good interview-job-getting woodgies in Cameron's direction.
Jun 19 19:14:43 <The_Bee>   with computers?
Jun 19 19:14:45 <Laurna>   wish him the best
Jun 19 19:15:04 <Laurna>   lol Shiral
Jun 19 19:15:07 <Shiral>   Hope the interview leads to a job offer!
Jun 19 19:15:29 <DesertRose>   It's easy for me to remember your new daughter-in-law's name, KK, because I have a SIL named Anna (my youngest brother's wife)
Jun 19 19:15:35 <KK>   Yes.
Jun 19 19:16:01 <DesertRose>   How's your week been?
Jun 19 19:16:19 <KK>   Meanwhilie, he has set up an independent consulting company, and is getting gigs already.
Jun 19 19:16:25 <DesertRose>   Oh, excellent!
Jun 19 19:16:29 <The_Bee>   cool!
Jun 19 19:16:33 <DesertRose>   Yay Cameron!
Jun 19 19:16:35 <Shiral>   So...if we could all choose somebody from the Deryniverse as a father....what would your choice be?
Jun 19 19:17:01 <KK>   Probably Camber.
Jun 19 19:17:08 <Shiral>   NOT to distract from Cameron's professional good fortune. Just a thought for Father's Day
Jun 19 19:17:20 <DesertRose>   Either Duke Jared McLain or Rhys Thuryn.
Jun 19 19:17:29 <The_Bee>   Rory, so I can be a kid again.
Jun 19 19:17:45 <jemler>   i always wondered, who trained Camber?
Jun 19 19:17:49 <DesertRose>   As both of them seemed to have the Dad Gig down pretty well.  :)
Jun 19 19:17:50 <Laurna>   I think Jared Mclain was a wonderful father
Jun 19 19:18:24 <Shiral>   Between the two you named DR, I might choose Duke Jared--he got to see his sons grow up
Jun 19 19:18:28 <KK>   That's on a Meed-to-Know basis, and I never needed to know  :-)
Jun 19 19:18:31 <DesertRose>   His sons seemed to think well of him, Laurna.
Jun 19 19:18:32 <KK>   Need
Jun 19 19:18:37 <DesertRose>   LOL, KK.
Jun 19 19:18:49 <DesertRose>   Don't you just love it when your own characters keep secrets from you? :D
Jun 19 19:19:01 <Laurna>   Having Alaric is good father.  but I would rather be the one in Rachenda;s shoes  thank you very much.
Jun 19 19:19:16 <Shiral>   In Camber's youth, he would have had a lot of options open for training since being Deryni was an advantage at the time.
Jun 19 19:19:20 <The_Bee>   Camber's  parents would be the obvious choice.
Jun 19 19:19:35 <DesertRose>   I was thinking more along the lines of the fathers in the Deryniverse who were good at parenting.
Jun 19 19:19:45 <DesertRose>   Not really so much in terms of how long they got to do it but how well they did the job.
Jun 19 19:20:05 <Shiral>   Rory and Payne turned out well, so I'd say Nigel's batting average isn't too bad
Jun 19 19:20:08 <DesertRose>   Yeah, Earl Ballard MacRorie seems to have done a fair-to-middlin' job of parenting.
Jun 19 19:20:20 <DesertRose>   True, Shiral.
Jun 19 19:20:38 <Shiral>   And Duncan appears determined to make up for lost time
Jun 19 19:20:58 <DesertRose>   Conall may have been an outlier since Rory, Payne, and what little we see of Eirian seem to be decent kids.
Jun 19 19:21:29 <DesertRose>   Duncan's heart is certainly in the right place, once he realizes that he has a son at all, yes.
Jun 19 19:21:44 <Laurna>   Rhys was a fantastic man but like most doctors I don't think he had a lot of time for his kids.   
Jun 19 19:21:52 <Shiral>   Well... we could also say that Javan did well with the guidance he got, but Cinhil isn't what I'd have called a good father.
Jun 19 19:22:07 <DesertRose>   I don't know.  I think he had more time than you think, Laurna; it just wasn't "on screen."
Jun 19 19:22:26 <The_Bee>   Nigel should have shipped Conall off to Carthmoor where he could have gotten to know his own heritage instead of being constantly in Kelson's shadow.
Jun 19 19:22:33 <DesertRose>   Because Rhysel remembered him quite fondly, even though she would have been quite young when he died.
Jun 19 19:22:33 <Shiral>   And I'm sure that Rhys Michael loved his sons and WOULD have been a good father to them if he'd had the chance.
Jun 19 19:22:51 <KK>   Alas, Rhys didn't have a lot of time with his kids.
Jun 19 19:23:11 <DesertRose>   Since his life got so brutally cut short, no, but the time he had with them seems to have been well spent.
Jun 19 19:23:23 <Shiral>   He seems to have put a lot of fatherly nurturing into what time he did have, though.
Jun 19 19:23:28 <Laurna>   I am not saying Rhys was a bad father,  I don't think that at all. just a very busy man. and way way way to short of time.
Jun 19 19:23:30 <DesertRose>   I was talking of Rhys Thuryn, but it applies to RM Haldane too.
Jun 19 19:23:36 <DesertRose>   True, Laurna
Jun 19 19:23:37 <KK>   I think Kenneth Morgan was also a very good father.
Jun 19 19:23:55 <DesertRose>   Yes, I think so.
Jun 19 19:24:07 *   Evie_ ( has joined
Jun 19 19:24:11 <Shiral>   Yes. His daughters certainly loved him. And he did his best for Alaric and Bronwyn during his lifetime
Jun 19 19:24:12 <DesertRose>   REhi Evie_
Jun 19 19:24:18 <Shiral>   WB, Evie
Jun 19 19:24:20 <KK>   We got to see far more of the dynamic between him and Alaric than we have for most of the other characters.
Jun 19 19:24:24 <The_Bee>   rehi Evie.  How's your dad?
Jun 19 19:24:25 <DesertRose>   True.
Jun 19 19:24:26 <Laurna>   I agree whole heartidly.  I love Kenneth  Kk
Jun 19 19:24:38 <Shiral>   For that matter, Kelson certain remembers Brion with love
Jun 19 19:24:39 <DesertRose>   I have a soft spot for Kenneth for reasons of his name.
Jun 19 19:24:48 <Shiral>   certainly, I meant
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Jun 19 19:25:19 <DesertRose>   I have an uncle whose middle name is Kenneth (he goes by Kenny most of the time); he's my mom's younger brother, so he's been around me pretty much my whole life, and he's one of my favorite family members.
Jun 19 19:26:48 <Laurna>   Kenneth and Jared  make a great set of dads for the next generation.
Jun 19 19:26:51 <KK>   If my sister had been a boy, she would have been Kenneth Fredrick.
Jun 19 19:28:27 <Evie_>   Still on phone
Jun 19 19:28:36 <DesertRose>   My uncle is William Kenneth (my grandfather, his and mom's dad, was William Alfred and went by Bill, so my uncle has never used his first name); he was Kenny when he was little, Ken for his adolescence and early adult years, and then when he and my aunt got married, she took to calling him Kenny again and the rest of the family picked it back up.
Jun 19 19:28:47 <Laurna>   One of my co workers is Kenny  but I always call him Kenneth.  sounds better to me\
Jun 19 19:29:13 <Evie_>   My dad's name is Kenneth
Jun 19 19:29:21 <Evie_>   OK, finally off phone
Jun 19 19:29:36 <jemler>   i hate it when people think John is short for Jonathan. It's not.
Jun 19 19:29:41 <Laurna>   Hello to your dad/
Jun 19 19:29:46 <Evie_>   Sorry I missed half of chat.  Dad was in a more talkative mood than usual.  :-)
Jun 19 19:29:51 <Shiral>   I have to admit after growing up in the age of Mattel, I always think of Barbie dolls when I hear the name Ken
Jun 19 19:30:00 <Shiral>   WB, Evie
Jun 19 19:30:27 <Evie_>   And then Mom wanted to get a word in too.  :-D
Jun 19 19:30:30 <DesertRose>   Well, usually the "short for Jonathan" is spelled Jon, not John.
Jun 19 19:30:38 <Evie_>   LOL!  I do too, even though I grew up with a dad named Ken
Jun 19 19:30:59 <Laurna>   The short foe John is Jack.. Which I will never understand.  LOl
Jun 19 19:31:12 <DesertRose>   Yeah, there were some jokes like that when I was first getting into Barbies, because that was when my uncle was still mostly going by Ken!
Jun 19 19:31:20 <Shiral>   I was fascinated with Barbie Dolls but my sister never let me play with hers.
Jun 19 19:31:21 <Evie_>   My father-in-law was legally John, but went by Jack
Jun 19 19:31:54 <KK>   Ditto for my father-in-law, but he also went by King.
Jun 19 19:32:17 <Evie_>   Which Haldane was he, KK?  ;-)
Jun 19 19:32:26 <DesertRose>   What was funny is that a lot of the Ken dolls that were in production at the time were dark-haired, as is my uncle (or he was then; his hair has gone pure white now), so he used to humor his niece (me) and kiss my Barbies.
Jun 19 19:32:39 <KK>   I didn't have Barbies as a kid.  My mother was into Mme Alexander dolls, and dolls in general, so that's what we got.  She didn't like Barbies.
Jun 19 19:32:57 <The_Bee>   Jack is from the Dutch, Jan Kin, meaning Little John. It got nasalized via French.  Or so 've read
Jun 19 19:33:28 <Shiral>   I was more into stuffed animals and Breyer horses, myself
Jun 19 19:33:29 <KK>   I'd think it was an anglicized form of Jacques.
Jun 19 19:33:38 <Evie_>   My little Haldane children are from the travel version of Mme Alexander.  They're soft vinyl rather than porcelain, but have the jointed elbows and knees and similar face sculpts
Jun 19 19:33:44 <DesertRose>   My mom didn't have Barbies either.  She said they got to be A Thing around the time she stopped playing with dolls, but she had a fashion doll named Ginger that my grandmother held onto that I got to play with when I was a kid.
Jun 19 19:33:48 <Laurna>   My best friend had a huge barbie collection.  I didn't have any until one day my dad came home from a business trip and he gave me one.   Best dad!
Jun 19 19:33:51 <The_Bee>   Jacques is James, isn't it?
Jun 19 19:33:57 <KK>   I was into glass horses who lived in doll houses and wore clothes.
Jun 19 19:34:00 <DesertRose>   Ginger was shorter than a Barbie and proportioned more like a real adult woman.
Jun 19 19:34:31 <Shiral>   I had a whole toy stable in our attic when I was a kid
Jun 19 19:34:48 <KK>   My Mme Alexander dolls had jointed knees, at least, and were hard plastic, not porcelain.
Jun 19 19:35:12 <Evie_>   I have a toy stable in the bottom cabinet of my old entertainment center now. That's where I store my Marx horses (1:6 scale, so bigger than Breyer horses).
Jun 19 19:35:33 <jemler>   brb. dinner
Jun 19 19:35:50 <KK>   We were more into making them clothes than actually playing with them.  I'm sure we are both a disappointment to our mother, in that we were never into dolls that much.
Jun 19 19:36:13 <KK>   Ah, the royal stables under the rooms.  As it should be.
Jun 19 19:36:16 <Evie_>   I'd rather mine were hard plastic, honestly, since I think their joints would be easier to bend, but it's so hard to find affordable child dolls with articulation, I grabbed them when I found them on sale at Tuesday Morning
Jun 19 19:36:22 <Laurna>   I made a lot of doll cloths. 
Jun 19 19:37:01 <Evie_>   I wasn't that much into playing with mine the way most kids do.  When I played with them, it was to build them rooms, or to play school or hospital with them
Jun 19 19:37:04 <Shiral>    I had a stuffed rabbit that I dressed up
Jun 19 19:37:15 <KK>   I learned a lot of my sewing skills from making doll clothes.
Jun 19 19:37:19 <Evie_>   My childhood Barbies had knee sutures, appendectomy scars, etc.  ;-)
Jun 19 19:37:34 <DesertRose>   LOL, Evie_
Jun 19 19:37:39 <DesertRose>   I did that, too, KK.
Jun 19 19:37:43 <Evie_>   crutches made from popsicle sticks
Jun 19 19:37:44 <Shiral>   He came originally dressed in green felt lederhosen because I got him in Austria for my 6th birthday
Jun 19 19:38:06 <KK>   I used to build rooms for the glass horses, set up in box lids and the like.  Lots of miniature things.
Jun 19 19:38:09 <Evie_>   One of my first dolls was one that my grandmother gave me so I could learn how to sew her clothes and hem a blanket for her
Jun 19 19:38:22 <DesertRose>   I wasn't allowed to use the sewing machine until I was 12, by which point I wasn't playing with dolls much anymore (although I still had my collection), but I did a lot of hand-sewing for my dolls.
Jun 19 19:38:58 <Evie_>   Yes, I was five when I made the hand-sewn clothing for that first doll.
Jun 19 19:39:08 <Shiral>   I mostly did hand sewing, but that rabbit had an amazing wardrobe--everything between kilts and kimonos
Jun 19 19:39:17 <The_Bee>   My great-aunt made doll clothes and otherstuff for my younger sisterand me.
Jun 19 19:39:32 <KK>   I learned how to use the sewing machine very early on, probably around age 8-10.
Jun 19 19:39:47 <Evie_>   She had a pouty face and I told my grandmother I pitied her, so somehow she ended up getting the name Pityannette.  It's a wonder my husband let me name the children.  :-D
Jun 19 19:39:50 <Laurna>   Well speaking of sewing  I ran away from the sewing group to say hi.  bUt a fear I may need to go back and sew a bit more.
Jun 19 19:40:01 <Shiral>   I could sew just fine. It was taking measurements and cutting things out that was a problem
Jun 19 19:40:20 <Evie_>   What are you working on, Laurna?
Jun 19 19:40:38 <KK>   Shiral, you and Julianne should compare rabbit notes.  She has one, Snuggles, that goes everywhere with her.  (Well, not to work, but he comes to cons and such.  And I believe he has at least some clothes)
Jun 19 19:40:41 <DesertRose>   The sewing machine (which was then Mom's but is now mine) is a little temperamental, so I think that might be why Mom wouldn't let me use it until I was 12.
Jun 19 19:40:45 <Laurna>   FiNishing my Jedi shirt and skirt. Like the libraians
Jun 19 19:40:45 <Evie_>   OH!  Laurna, have you seen the new seamless bodies that cost less than the Phicen?  Jaiou doll, or something like that.
Jun 19 19:41:17 <DesertRose>   It's an old machine, a late 1960s Singer, and it's got its quirks.  ;)
Jun 19 19:41:18 <Laurna>   No  I have not looked latley.  do they move as well as the others.
Jun 19 19:41:33 <Evie_>   Supposedly they do, and I think they can also stand
Jun 19 19:41:36 <Shiral>   Cabbages (my rabbit) was about a foot tall and sort-of human proportions although with a rabbit's head and ears. He's pretty much retired now after a REALLY active life.
Jun 19 19:41:41 <Laurna>   I have 16 sewing machines between my sister and I
Jun 19 19:41:47 <DesertRose>   Shiral, is he Real?
Jun 19 19:41:58 <Laurna>   Nice Evie  I will look for them
Jun 19 19:42:03 <KK>   Wow, Laurna, that's a lot of machines!
Jun 19 19:42:04 <Shiral>   My brother and I used to make him parachutes and then throw him out of upstairs windows
Jun 19 19:42:05 <DesertRose>   I have no place to put more than one sewing machine, Laurna.
Jun 19 19:42:09 <DesertRose>   :)
Jun 19 19:42:27 <Shiral>   No, DR. He was a stuffed toy
Jun 19 19:42:28 <KK>   What is a Phicen?
Jun 19 19:42:30 <DesertRose>   That's a boatload of sewing machines.
Jun 19 19:42:30 <Laurna>   Well several of them are antigues from the late 1800's
Jun 19 19:42:40 <The_Bee>   I was a klutz when it came to sewing machines.
Jun 19 19:42:51 <DesertRose>   That was a Velveteen Rabbit reference, hence the capitalization of Real.  ;)
Jun 19 19:42:54 <Evie_>   Warning--Doll Nudity:   :-D
Jun 19 19:42:59 <Laurna>   We sew every weekend
Jun 19 19:43:21 <Evie_>   It's a high end seamless action figure body, KK, similar to the one in the link i just posted, but about twice that price or more
Jun 19 19:43:24 <Shiral>   I have a sewing machine after years of not having one. I do a little bit of quit making, but mostly use it to hem pants and things like that
Jun 19 19:43:46 <Evie_>   At least if you buy one new
Jun 19 19:43:54 <Shiral>   OH! In that sense, yes, Cabbages is incredibly Real =o)
Jun 19 19:43:57 <Laurna>   Evie those look less exaggerated than the others.  that should be good.
Jun 19 19:44:01 <DesertRose>   Carys says Hi and purrrrrrrr.
Jun 19 19:44:22 <Shiral>   Dmitri is dozing on my desk and keeps trying to hit the CAPS LOCK key
Jun 19 19:44:50 <DesertRose>   Carys likes to do that trick, too, Shiral, put her head on my Caps Lock key.
Jun 19 19:44:56 <Evie_>   Can't afford even the bargain ones at the moment, sadly.  But on the bright side, I had a job interview this week that seemed to go well, so hopefully I'll find out sometime next week if I've got a job or not.
Jun 19 19:45:06 <Shiral>   I actually went to the Pet Smart near my house and got acquainted with some kittens
Jun 19 19:45:10 <KK>   Those are awesome, Evie.  Fully jointed, I assume?
Jun 19 19:45:26 <DesertRose>   Carys got a pawnail trim earlier today.  She wasn't too happy about it, but she put up with it.
Jun 19 19:45:30 <Laurna>   Good Evie.  think good thoughts about the job.
Jun 19 19:45:32 <Evie_>   Yes.  They have a jointed skeletal framework
Jun 19 19:45:35 <Shiral>   Dmitri just keeps flopping his forelegs over the keyboard
Jun 19 19:45:50 <KK>   Ooooh, kittens!
Jun 19 19:46:07 <DesertRose>   Kittens are cute, but I knew when I decided I was going to get a kitty, I wanted a young adult.  Kittens are so adorable, but I just can't cope with the antics full-time.
Jun 19 19:46:12 <Shiral>   Doll nudity! And they even come headless!
Jun 19 19:46:13 <Evie_>   Gigi is in my lap demanding pets
Jun 19 19:46:31 <DesertRose>
Jun 19 19:46:40 <Shiral>   Yes, kittens. I saw two sister kittens that tugged at my heart--they were brown tabbies like Francesca
Jun 19 19:46:53 <Shiral>   And a sweet little orange guy
Jun 19 19:46:53 <Evie_>   Gigi is a brown tabby
Jun 19 19:46:53 <DesertRose>   There aren't any kittens on cam at the moment, but Foster Dad John has a new mama cat who just had a litter of five kittens a day or so ago.
Jun 19 19:46:58 <KK>   A young adult it probably the best bet.  At least you have some idea of how they're going to turn out.  And alas, kittens don't stay kittens for long.
Jun 19 19:47:08 <Evie_>   We got her from Petsmart when she was 4 months old
Jun 19 19:47:20 <Shiral>   NO, although I think Dmitri will be more accepting of a kitten
Jun 19 19:47:52 <KK>   Don't most of the PetSmart kittens come from rescue shelters?
Jun 19 19:47:58 <Evie_>   Most orange tabbies I've known have been very sweet fellows.  Luke is one
Jun 19 19:48:03 <KK>   And the young adult ones.
Jun 19 19:48:05 <DesertRose>   Carys transpired to be more adult than I thought she was.  She's sort of short and was underweight when I got her (no longer, LOL!), so I thought she might have been toward the end of her first year of life.  The vet who spayed her in December said she was approximately two years old at that point.
Jun 19 19:48:06 <The_Bee>   Melantha was a year old when I adopted her.
Jun 19 19:48:14 <Evie_>   and so is DS' cat, Mister Butters
Jun 19 19:48:36 <DesertRose>   Yes, ginger tabbies in my experience tend to have lovely personalities (purrsonalities?).
Jun 19 19:48:37 <Shiral>   Yes. This place is kind of an outpost of the major Humane Society location that's in Milpitas. (that's across the bay and about a 20 minute drive. Didn't feel like going that far in the heat, yesterday.)
Jun 19 19:48:58 <DesertRose>   My Tessa was a ginger tabby, and she was a sweetheart.
Jun 19 19:49:14 <Shiral>   There was also a cute black kitten who was bent on escaping his cage.
Jun 19 19:49:22 <KK>   I love ginger cats.
Jun 19 19:49:29 <Evie_>   female gingers are somewhat rare, since about 75% of them are male
Jun 19 19:49:47 <DesertRose>   Yes, they are.  There were four kittens in Tessa's litter, and both the females were gingers.
Jun 19 19:49:47 <Laurna>   My Kitty was a PetCo Kitten, sweet grey tabby. she thought she had it made untill she met the dogs.  She is real good at jumping up to get away from them.  They always want to lick her face.
Jun 19 19:50:02 <DesertRose>   Tessa was a relatively light ginger and her sister Apple was more auburn.
Jun 19 19:50:13 <Shiral>   It was my first excursion into looking at new additions. But I think I could learn to love a little orange kitten. I've never had one before.
Jun 19 19:50:31 <KK>   The problem is that Dogs are from Mars, Cats from Venus.  Just look at their tails, and what it means when a tail is twitching.
Jun 19 19:50:40 <DesertRose>   Her brother Chupacabra (don't ask) was a ginger-tabby-point Siamese-ish looking furball (boy), and the other tom was a brown tabby.
Jun 19 19:50:48 <Shiral>   No dog problem at my place.
Jun 19 19:51:17 <Evie_>   Ooh, I just remembered now that I've got a Sophia, I need to go through my tube of mini cats to see if I have a Bengal in there.
Jun 19 19:51:24 <DesertRose>   It's a good thing I'm only allowed a single pet by building rules, because Carys HATES dogs.
Jun 19 19:51:26 *   Jerusha (Mibbit@4CA975.E72DF0.43B078.8EAC38) has joined
Jun 19 19:51:29 <DesertRose>   hi Jerusha
Jun 19 19:51:30 <Shiral>   When I first saw Francesca at the shelter, she was so beautiful, I just had to have her
Jun 19 19:51:30 <Evie_>   Hi Jerusha
Jun 19 19:51:37 <Shiral>   Hi Jerusha
Jun 19 19:51:39 <Laurna>   The new puppies are 7 months old now  and they chase my Kitty alot.
Jun 19 19:51:52 <Jerusha>   Hi Everyone
Jun 19 19:51:57 <Evie_>   Hi Jerusha
Jun 19 19:51:59 <Laurna>   Hello Jerusha
Jun 19 19:52:06 <KK>   Hello, Jerusha.
Jun 19 19:52:14 <DesertRose>   Evie_, you can probably pick Bynw's brain about Bengal behavior, since he has two of them and has had them since they were kittens.
Jun 19 19:52:19 <Jerusha>   Hi KK
Jun 19 19:52:40 <Shiral>   Bengals are notoriously lively and demanding. But they are incredibly beautiful
Jun 19 19:52:50 <DesertRose>   Carys went to the food and water bowls for a bit but is back to demand attention aka interfere with the keyboard as much as is catly possible.
Jun 19 19:53:09 <The_Bee>   The was a tiny calico in the shelter where I got Melantha, but she acted scared when I approached her.  My brother later said that calicoes don't do well in shelters.  I hope someone adopted her.
Jun 19 19:53:40 <Shiral>   It's Flat Cat Symdrome weather out here. But Dmitri is still snuggled up near my laptop. Go figure!
Jun 19 19:53:48 <DesertRose>   LOL, Shiral
Jun 19 19:53:57 <Evie_>   Melty Cat?
Jun 19 19:54:02 <jemler>   hi jerusha.
Jun 19 19:54:07 <Shiral>   Not yet, but he
Jun 19 19:54:23 <Jerusha>   The whippets are recovering from the grandpuppy visit
Jun 19 19:54:23 <Shiral>   He's lying here looking like breathing is a major exertion
Jun 19 19:54:37 <Shiral>   His health is fine. He's just lazy, today.
Jun 19 19:54:47 <Laurna>   Cooling down to 108  The dogs have moved to my desk and are no longer under the air vent
Jun 19 19:55:05 <Jerusha>   Hi Jemler
Jun 19 19:55:07 <KK>   <Cooling> down to 108?!
Jun 19 19:55:17 <Shiral>   Oy!
Jun 19 19:55:20 <Laurna>   was 111 today
Jun 19 19:55:23 <Jerusha>   Eek!
Jun 19 19:55:24 <jemler>   i got the ac on high behind me, and a fan on in front of me!
Jun 19 19:55:29 <KK>   Yike, how do you cope?
Jun 19 19:55:35 <DesertRose>   I have to type with my right hand only because my left arm contains a Carys.
Jun 19 19:55:41 <Shiral>   Okay, you win the hot weather contest, Jerusha
Jun 19 19:55:58 <Shiral>   Oops, I mean Laurna
Jun 19 19:56:00 <KK>   That's a contest I <never> want to win.
Jun 19 19:56:21 <Shiral>   If the top temp is Eleventy One, neither do I
Jun 19 19:56:27 <Jerusha>   Me?  It was only 30c today
Jun 19 19:56:40 <Laurna>   I do not understand why my horses will not stand in the shade of the trees.  they prefer the direct sun. I gave them a bath about an hour ago.
Jun 19 19:56:41 <Shiral>   I meant to type Laurna
Jun 19 19:56:56 <DesertRose>   It's been nice here today, mid 80s and breezy, which beats the 99 earlier in the week.
Jun 19 19:57:20 <Jerusha>   That's OK, it was still warmer than normal here
Jun 19 19:57:44 <The_Bee>   Global warming is real.
Jun 19 19:57:55 <jemler>   i'm watching a show about burger joints. one place has a burger with 9,000+ calories in it!
Jun 19 19:58:06 <DesertRose>   YIKES, jemler
Jun 19 19:58:08 <Evie_>   Wow!
Jun 19 19:58:15 <Shiral>   Everyone help yourself to the virtual Sundae bar since summer is icumen in, as Chaucer would say
Jun 19 19:58:19 <Jerusha>   No thanks
Jun 19 19:58:21 <Evie_>   Probably not low cholesterol
Jun 19 19:58:27 <jemler>   they call the place the heart attack grill.
Jun 19 19:58:33 <Evie_>   I believe it!
Jun 19 19:58:38 *   DesertRose adds homemade brownies since she knows her mom made a pan today for Father's Day.
Jun 19 19:58:44 <jemler>   it's in vegas.
Jun 19 19:58:46 <Jerusha>   I can understand why
Jun 19 19:59:00 *   Evie_ adds some lime sherbet, since she's laying off ice cream for a little while
Jun 19 19:59:00 <Shiral>   Sounds like exactly the right place for a burger joint like that.
Jun 19 19:59:04 <DesertRose>   Yeah, no kidding, with regards to the Heart Attack Grill.
Jun 19 19:59:26 <KK>   Wow, I see that it's nearly 8, and I want to watch Mme Secretary, so I'll check out now.  Back next week.
Jun 19 19:59:27 <Shiral>   Sorbet is good! Had some really good watermelon sorbet, recently Delish
Jun 19 19:59:30 <Laurna>   Nice to chat with you all .  I am off. Have a good week.
Jun 19 19:59:31 <DesertRose>   Back when I worked at Pizza Hut, we used to call both the Meat Lover's and Pepperoni Lover's pizzas "coronary on a crust."
Jun 19 19:59:33 <jemler>   when you go in, they give you a wrist id, and a gown.
Jun 19 19:59:34 <Evie_>   Goodnight, KK
Jun 19 19:59:41 <Shiral>   Bye, KK, keep cool and have a good week
Jun 19 19:59:45 <Evie_>   LOL, DR
Jun 19 19:59:47 <DesertRose>   Okay, see you later, KK.  Have a good week and thanks for coming to see us!
Jun 19 19:59:47 *   Laurna ( has left
Jun 19 19:59:48 <jemler>   nite kk
Jun 19 19:59:54 <KK>   Nighters, all.  Evie, I'll call you tomorrow re that box.
Jun 19 19:59:58 <DesertRose>   G'night KK!
Jun 19 19:59:59 <Evie_>   OK
Jun 19 20:00:03 <The_Bee>   bye .  Glad you came.  Have a good week.
Jun 19 20:00:07 <Jerusha>   Night KK
Jun 19 20:00:15 <Shiral>   Toodle-oo
Jun 19 20:00:25 *   KK steps onto her Portal, waves goodnight, and disappears in a shower of green sparkles.
Jun 19 20:00:32 <KK>   Ta-ta for now.
Jun 19 20:00:35 <The_Bee>   nighters, KK
Jun 19 20:00:38 <DesertRose>   Later!
Jun 19 20:00:43 *   KK has quit (Quit: ajax IRC Client)
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)


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