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    From August Abolins@2:221/1.59 to all on Monday, April 22, 2019 01:11:55
    Hallo all,

    A litter without their momma back in 2007:
    http://kolico.ca/fotos/kats/

    A few weeks later:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/3MWbt6sCwSJf8URr8

    The first winter in 2007:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/HOWzB11eXcXkOQSw2

    One Spring day in 2008:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/E31JyUmHt12URLmk9

    A few pics 10 years later one winter evening: https://photos.app.goo.gl/uEvWceLWje7qY0zS2


    Bis denne ...
    August Abolins

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  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to August Abolins on Monday, April 22, 2019 09:26:28
    Hi August,

    A litter without their momma back in 2007:
    http://kolico.ca/fotos/kats/

    A few weeks later:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/3MWbt6sCwSJf8URr8

    The first winter in 2007:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/HOWzB11eXcXkOQSw2

    One Spring day in 2008:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/E31JyUmHt12URLmk9

    A few pics 10 years later one winter evening: https://photos.app.goo.gl/uEvWceLWje7qY0zS2


    Great pics :) :)

    Take care,
    Janis

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Janis Kracht on Monday, April 22, 2019 23:33:00
    Hello Janis!

    ** 22.04.19 - 09:26, Janis Kracht wrote to August Abolins:


    Great pics :) :)

    It was my first time with a digital camera too. I happend to pick a challenging subject. Practically newborns, those little buggers never
    seemed still.

    In the latter pics..

    The tabby = Kooza (inspired by the Cirque du Soliel show, meaning little
    box of treasure or surprises)

    The tuxedo = Orka (inspired by the b+w pattern resembling the orca)

    When they were still babies, one evening as I went out to feed them, I stepped on the tabby with my workboots. It was already dark. The kittens were still cautious. I didn't see them coming to welcome me; they moved
    fast. But at one of my next steps forward, I felt one of the kittens
    under my boot and heard a correlating cry. Fortunately, this occurred in
    a shed that had a very soft dirt/sand floor. The kitten avoided me for a
    few days. But, later on, that tabby turned out to be the friendliest, as
    you can tell by the pics.


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  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to August Abolins on Friday, April 26, 2019 21:02:02
    Hi August,

    It was my first time with a digital camera too. I happend to pick a challenging subject.

    haha :)

    Practically newborns, those little buggers never
    seemed still.

    I know what you mean there...years ago we adopted 4 kittens from the ASPCA at a
    mall in Ithaca... I remember the "sales person/volunteer" asked us repeatedly if we were sure we want all 4...I did since they were all from the same litter,
    and their mom hadn't survived (I'm guessing coyotes got her, they are around here often enough, some nights you can hear them howling :( ). Anyway, they sure proved to be very very eh.. active :) Eventually one moved in with our neighbor at the time, another one later "took off" for parts unknown (he was the only male in the group).. And I still have the last two here, "Lola" and "Lulu" (I thought about naming her Bertha, she was so big compared to her sisters :)) Here's a pic of them soon after we got them: http://www.filegate.net/gallery/cats/index.1024px.html

    In the latter pics..

    The tabby = Kooza (inspired by the Cirque du Soliel show, meaning little
    box of treasure or surprises)

    Neat :) I saw the Cirque du Soliel show once when we went to Las Vegas ...(once was enough for me Lol).

    The tuxedo = Orka (inspired by the b+w pattern resembling the orca)

    When they were still babies, one evening as I went out to feed them, I stepped on the tabby with my workboots. It was already dark. The kittens were still cautious. I didn't see them coming to welcome me; they moved
    fast. But at one of my next steps forward, I felt one of the kittens
    under my boot and heard a correlating cry. Fortunately, this occurred in
    a shed that had a very soft dirt/sand floor. The kitten avoided me for a
    few days. But, later on, that tabby turned out to be the friendliest, as
    you can tell by the pics.

    That's a neat story :)

    Take care,
    Janis

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Janis Kracht on Sunday, April 28, 2019 02:02:00
    Hello Janis!

    ** 26.04.19 - 21:02, Janis Kracht wrote to August Abolins:

    ....years ago we adopted 4 kittens from the ASPCA
    at a mall in Ithaca... I remember the "sales person/volunteer" asked us repeatedly if we were sure we want all 4...I did since they were all from the same litter, and their mom hadn't survived

    That was good of you to keep the famaily together. Thank goodness that cats/kittens are generally low maintenance and sleep most of the time.


    ..Here's a pic of
    them soon after we got them: http://www.filegate.net/gallery/cats/index.10 24px.html

    It is interesting how they can vary in appearance so much from the *same* litter.

    I volunteer to maintain and do the postings for a local pet rescue/
    adoption website that I first built in 2010. It would be too tedius to manage in html with all the frequent changes almost daily. But wordpress makes it very easy.

    Anyway.. I get to see a lot of cuteness with that work.

    http://homeagainbancroft.ca/

    There is a never ending stream of kittens and cats that need homes.


    ../|ug

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  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to August Abolins on Sunday, April 28, 2019 13:54:26
    Hi August,

    ** 26.04.19 - 21:02, Janis Kracht wrote to August Abolins:

    ....years ago we adopted 4 kittens from the ASPCA
    at a mall in Ithaca... I remember the "sales person/volunteer" asked us
    repeatedly if we were sure we want all 4...I did since they were all from
    the same litter, and their mom hadn't survived

    That was good of you to keep the famaily together. Thank goodness that cats/kittens are generally low maintenance and sleep most of the time.

    True, for the most part as you say... When we got them home the first thing I had to do was get them in a room with a gate blocking the doorway to keep my two also newly adopted pups from eh... playing with them like rag dolls :( I've
    seen dogs play a bit bit too roughly with kittens :(

    ..Here's a pic of
    them soon after we got them: http://www.filegate.net/gallery/cats/index.10 >> 24px.html

    It is interesting how they can vary in appearance so much from the *same* litter.

    Yes, that was I loved about those 4.. Leo was the most beautiful yellow tabby, with such long hair. I think those 4 kitties had Maine Coon Cats in their heritage as evidenced by Leo's long hair and M on his forehead. If you click on the cat's name, the picture expands, btw.

    I volunteer to maintain and do the postings for a local pet rescue/
    adoption website that I first built in 2010. It would be too tedius to manage in html with all the frequent changes almost daily. But wordpress makes it very easy.

    That's good... and a lot of kitties and doggies to post information about, as I
    saw there :) Great site, btw :)

    I usually just copy a similar entry to what I want to post, then change the details. I'm not a big fan of wordpress, but I can see why you'd want to use that method for a site that had so many updates.

    Anyway.. I get to see a lot of cuteness with that work.

    :) :)

    http://homeagainbancroft.ca/

    There is a never ending stream of kittens and cats that need homes.

    Yes, I know what you mean there. I also checked out the dogs there ... My second love Lol... Since Indy, our yellow lab mix, had surgery last year to have a large cancerous tumor removed I worry about our two pups. But once removed, it didn't come back, the vet said if it did reappear he'd remove it again. So far, it's good.

    Speaking about weirdness in looks in the same litter, did you take a look at my
    two idiot dogs on my page, ? They couldn't look more different ... and again,
    from the same litter.

    Here's the link:
    http://www.filegate.net/gallery/pups/

    Click on the dog's name for a larger picture.

    Ron just said, "At least they TOLD us they were from the same litter"... Lol - who knows really I guess :)

    Take care,
    Janis

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Janis Kracht on Sunday, April 28, 2019 15:17:00
    Hello Janis!

    ** 28.04.19 - 13:54, Janis Kracht wrote to August Abolins:


    That was good of you to keep the famaily together. Thank goodness that
    cats/kittens are generally low maintenance and sleep most of the time.

    True, for the most part as you say... When we got them home the first
    thing I had to do was get them in a room with a gate blocking the doorway to keep my two also newly adopted pups from eh... playing with them like rag dolls :( I've seen dogs play a bit bit too roughly with kittens :(

    Yes.. sadly that's exactly what happened to one of the little ones in the litter that I featured in my photo collection here. She/he got too close
    to the dog that is also featured in one of the albums. And.. the little kitten was so friendly and yearned for company. It was devastating to
    notice the little discarded body one day.


    I volunteer to maintain and do the postings.. ..It would be too tedius
    to manage in html with all the frequent changes almost daily. But
    wordpress makes it very easy.


    That's good... and a lot of kitties and doggies to post information about, as I saw there :) Great site, btw :)

    Thanks. It's still not bad for a site built in 2008. The fixed size is
    not suitable for today's smartphones though. Today's term is "responsive" for sites that adapt to smartphone and small tablet displays.


    I usually just copy a similar entry to what I want to post, then change
    the details. I'm not a big fan of wordpress, but I can see why you'd want to use that method for a site that had so many updates.

    I was not too excited about Wordpress in the beginning either. But it is
    the concept of CMS (content management system) that makes sense when
    posting and managing a lot of separate pieces. PLUS.. for a site like
    that, it is nice to have older things like in the ADOPTED section to automatically get deleted after a set time, instead of remembering to go
    in to remove old stuff manually. Plus you can even post-date things, and they show up automatically on the date you want. Plus other things!


    Yes, I know what you mean there. I also checked out the dogs there ... My second love Lol... Since Indy, our yellow lab mix, had surgery last year
    to have a large cancerous tumor removed I worry about our two pups. But once removed, it didn't come back, the vet said if it did reappear he'd remove it again. So far, it's good.

    Did you see the fine lab, Tucker in the adoption site? Great picture.
    Not all pics that I receive are the same caliber though. :(


    Speaking about weirdness in looks in the same litter, did you take a look at my two idiot dogs on my page, ? They couldn't look more different ... and again, from the same litter.

    Here's the link:
    http://www.filegate.net/gallery/pups/

    Perpetual smiles on those faces.


    ../|ug

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  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to August Abolins on Sunday, April 28, 2019 20:11:32
    Hi August,

    ** 28.04.19 - 13:54, Janis Kracht wrote to August Abolins:


    That was good of you to keep the famaily together. Thank goodness that
    cats/kittens are generally low maintenance and sleep most of the time.

    True, for the most part as you say... When we got them home the first
    thing I had to do was get them in a room with a gate blocking the doorway
    to keep my two also newly adopted pups from eh... playing with them like
    rag dolls :( I've seen dogs play a bit bit too roughly with kittens :(

    Yes.. sadly that's exactly what happened to one of the little ones in the litter that I featured in my photo collection here. She/he got too close
    to the dog that is also featured in one of the albums. And.. the little kitten was so friendly and yearned for company. It was devastating to
    notice the little discarded body one day.

    Understand... I didn't have that happen with my two current pups (they are the ones in the photos on my blog) but it did happen way back when we had a German Shepard... The shepard was beautiful girl, Rhima... just a pup, maybe a year old and she didn't realize her strength I guess :(

    I volunteer to maintain and do the postings.. ..It would be too tedius
    to manage in html with all the frequent changes almost daily. But
    wordpress makes it very easy.

    That's good... and a lot of kitties and doggies to post information about, >> as I saw there :) Great site, btw :)

    Thanks. It's still not bad for a site built in 2008. The fixed size is
    not suitable for today's smartphones though. Today's term is "responsive" for sites that adapt to smartphone and small tablet displays.

    Heh.. since I use my desktop for everything here pretty much I don't often think about 'phones' displaying pages - I should though. Then again it's been quite a long time since I worked on web pages.

    I usually just copy a similar entry to what I want to post, then change
    the details. I'm not a big fan of wordpress, but I can see why you'd want
    to use that method for a site that had so many updates.

    I was not too excited about Wordpress in the beginning either. But it is
    the concept of CMS (content management system) that makes sense when
    posting and managing a lot of separate pieces. PLUS.. for a site like
    that, it is nice to have older things like in the ADOPTED section to automatically get deleted after a set time, instead of remembering to go
    in to remove old stuff manually. Plus you can even post-date things, and they show up automatically on the date you want. Plus other things!

    That would seem to take care of a lot of the work involved :)

    Yes, I know what you mean there. I also checked out the dogs there ... My >> second love Lol... Since Indy, our yellow lab mix, had surgery last year
    to have a large cancerous tumor removed I worry about our two pups. But
    once removed, it didn't come back, the vet said if it did reappear he'd
    remove it again. So far, it's good.

    Did you see the fine lab, Tucker in the adoption site? Great picture.
    Not all pics that I receive are the same caliber though. :(

    Finally found Tucker, great looking dog. You may have noticed in one of the pictures of Sophie and Indy, that there was a huge black blog of fur to the right of the puppies.. That "blob" was the side of my Black Lab Toby.. :) We had him for about 10 years. When we purchased him, we lived in KY, and again we decided to get he and his sister, Priscilla.. they were great dogs, so loving and comical :)

    Speaking about weirdness in looks in the same litter, did you take a look
    at my two idiot dogs on my page, ? They couldn't look more different ...
    and again, from the same litter.

    Here's the link:
    http://www.filegate.net/gallery/pups/

    Perpetual smiles on those faces.

    Oh yeah, and even today those same silly grins great us each morning :)

    Take care,
    Janis
    ../|ug

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JANIS KRACHT on Sunday, April 28, 2019 23:01:00
    Janis,

    Heh.. since I use my desktop for everything here pretty much I don't often JK>think about 'phones' displaying pages - I should though. Then again it's be JK>quite a long time since I worked on web pages.

    I saw a picture that noted this little kitten asleep on its back on
    the laptop computer keyboard. The caption noted "This explains why there
    has been a crash on the computer, and why the mouse is gone". <G>

    Daryl

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.59 to Daryl Stout on Monday, April 29, 2019 01:21:54
    Hello Daryl!

    On 4/28/2019, Daryl Stout wrote to JANIS KRACHT:

    I saw a picture that noted this little kitten asleep on its back on
    the laptop computer keyboard. The caption noted "This explains why
    there has been a crash on the computer, and why the mouse is gone". <G>

    ..which reminds me, there is precisely *that* kind of picture at the sysop operations station for valhalla bbs. Visit the facebook page of the bbs to see:

    https://www.facebook.com/valhallahomeservices/?ref=bookmarks

    Beautiful/funny shot.


    ../|ug

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