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Too long as far as I'm concerned. Not a cat person at all. Sorry.

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Aww, that's ok, Rooster. Nobody's perfect. :D

But Sir Furry might be disappointed. ;)

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Oh Rooster...(laughing and laughing)...so sorry you are not perfect...

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There are strange people about...:woot:

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I thoroughly enjoyed the informative article, Tink...and SO glad the Egyptians realized a cat belonged in their pantheon...I have always loved cats...and this speculation as to the timing of their 'domestication' really makes sense!

"When humans were predominantly hunters, dogs were of great use, and thus were domesticated long before cats. Cats, on the other hand, only became useful to people when we began to settle down, till the earth and—crucially—store surplus crops. With grain stores came mice..."

...and I grieve their association with evil, the article even mentions the (controversial) idea that persecuting them may have contributed to the spread of the Black Plague, allowing for proliferation of the rats bearing the fleas infected with Yersinia pestis.

More from your article... "And yet, even in our popular culture, a bit of the age-old ambivalence remains. The cat doesn't seem to be able to entirely shake its association with evil: After all, how often do you see a movie's maniacal arch-villain, as he lounges in a comfy chair and plots the world's destruction, stroke the head of a Golden Retriever?"

And who can forget the movie BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE? If you are my age anyway...could Pyewacket ever be portrayed by that same Golden Retriever?

"In the Hollywood film BellBook and Candle (1958) Pyewacket is the name of the brown sealpoint Siamese cat/familiar of a witch, Gillian Holroyd, played by Kim Novak."

Here you go, have a happy National Cat Day from Pyewacket... :)

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Thank you, Virginia. I'm glad you enjoyed the article. :)

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Oh no! I suppose we just KNEW there had to be one...a breakaway tie-down cat collar...


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...not to mention some sorrowfully tragically inappropriate references to kitties and Tinker Bell...

FUNNY CATS, FUNNY KITTEN, LOL CATS, FUNNY KITTY, PICTURES, PICS,  MOTIVATIONAL POSTERS, CAPTIONS: I ATE TINKERBELL - FUNNY CATS PICTURE

...and...I think this one came up because I have loved Grumpy Cat...

Tinker bell hater cat by CarlosTheHamster on DeviantArt

However, there do seem to be many online kitties with the delightful and honorable name Tinker Bell! Oh, wait -- here it is Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue!

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...sheesh I really seem to have warmed to your topic this morning, Other Tink!

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Just in time... :D


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Oh Tink, this is just perfect -- it's actually the kind I was really looking for she's even the Dark Tink, tattoos and all!!!

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Tattoos are cool, Virginia.  :)


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Tink, as of this moment I am putting Long Island onto my bucket list...and when I come, I better see Dark Tinks fluttering around amongst the toadstools and faery rings there...cavorting through the vibrant Shiny Seductive Moss (yes there is such a thing, I found online) with the wood sprites and the Manx kittens...and everybody with their tattoos, too!

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I went to a website that had 19 kinds of moss, but the only one I (previously) thought was "moss" was called pincushion moss.

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The rest looked to me sorta like ferns of one kind or another. :unsure: :ermm:

https://www.trees.com/types-of-moss

Oh, yes... lotsa dark Tinks on LI. ;)

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Oh Tink I think maybe we ended up at the same website! Mine also had 19 varieties, and the pincushion stuff looks like the photo I saw...anyway, yes moss is important!

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Cats live with humans for several millenia.

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We have some feral cats around here that I leave alone as they nail the rats in the barns. Other than that? No thanks to house cats.

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