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Ember the cat freaked out over a skeleton today.

I bought a skeleton to put on the outside of my door. It has a skull with sunken eyes, arms with bony fingers, and a raggedy, gauzy, orange and black material draped over it.

When it moves, the eyes light up in a flashing Satanic glow and it makes groaning sounds.

When I took it out of the bag at home, the movement activated it. Ember was on the window sill and perked up immediately. So I walked over to let her see it, which caused the glowing eyes and groaning to continue as I walked. She arched her back and turned sideways, ready to attack.

But when I stood still, the action stopped, so she stretched her neck out to sniff it. She stared into its eyes, close enough that her nose touched and triggered the eyes and groaning. Instant jump backwards. But then I could see her body language change as she mustered up her courage and moved in on the flashing eyes as if to say, "Huh! I am not afraid of you."

She got close and stood her ground until it stopped. Then she laid down on the window sill. "Some monster. Didn't even try to hit me when I stared it down. I think I'll take a nap."

More Trumpist insanity revealed by Jordan Klepper

Some animal humor


Puppy love


Tropical storm Fiona to become hurricane over Puerto Rico.

NPR is saying that Fiona will reach 70 mph tonight when it gets to Puerto Rico. That's only a category 1, but will dump a lot of rain and cause flooding.

Then it is expected to veer off north in the Atlantic, far from mainland US.

Special coverage of the May 14 Buffalo supermarket massacre

Sunday (tomorrow), August 14, the NPR program, This American Life with host Ira Glass, will dedicate its full hour of programming to the personal human impact of the racist shootings.

In my region (Buffalo NPR) that will be in the afternoon at 3:00 pm, and again on Thursday evening. Times might be different in other areas.

The program will talk about the 10 people who died and the impact of their loss to the community. This humanizes them beyond being just crime statistics.

Woody Guthrie has a message for Russians and RW Americans

Egyptian Mau video shows their colors and behaviors

Since earlier discussions in this forum about the Mau breed, I thought it was better to have an expert explain them, with videos of them in action.

These pics of unusual cat markings

have been shown in the DU Lounge before, but in case you missed them, here they are.


Arthur can wear those adorable ears with pride.

He is not alone. Kittens with large ears.





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