Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 81,786

MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.

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#87496 Mar 18, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
Into the 4th hour of thunder, lightning, and heavy rains. Dog chowed down too much on a hambone and left a choice barf and guess who stepped in it when the electric went off and it was dark? LOL
He does not leave any treats from either end unless he is feeling bad.
I don't have the wood stove going, it has been raining too much to bring in more wood and it is plenty warm enough in here without it. Just watching the creek rolling and the green grass. April Showers came in March. Maybe we will have May flowers in April.
LOL, hope so. This is the first time that Stein has left anything from his innards. I gave him a pass this time. Actually, the little guy first discovered the biscuit by stepping in it, and he acted as if the world was coming to an end. LOL. Stein was pretty smart in trying to use the litter box...he just miscalculated.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87497 Mar 18, 2013
Hey guys. It's been a while. I've had a rough few days. I lost one of my beloved critter babies. I've been really depressed and I'm still not quite dealing with it very well yet. I will miss her dearly and it was so sudden. I wasn't prepared for her to die at all. No signs that anything was wrong, so I guess it was old age.. My critter babies are my reasons for breathing and loosing one hurts so deeply. I'm going to be lost for quite a while yet. At least I know she was happy and I gave her the best life possible. She wanted for nothing and got the best of everything, just as they all do. The others are keeping me comforted.
(I swear, they know and I honestly think that they understand what happened. I swear they do).

Lala, your story of the "cookie" made me chuckle though. I have the same thing happen here once in every great while. I guess they DO think that as long as the cat can go potty there, that in an emergency their human Momma won't get too pissed off. And they're right. That was so cute to read this morning. I've done just what you did, quietly chuckle and just clean it up and go on.... Gotta love them and the way they can reason things out in an emergency, hehe.

AW, I've hit little surprises like that on the floor too. Thankfully it doesn't happen often though. It's usually something the cat has puked up, hehe. Once I get over the gag reflex, I'm able to deal reasonably well, hehe. My cat has decided now though that it doesn't want to go outside any more. For a feral cat, he's surely gotten spoiled in the last two years since I started letting it come inside. Lucky though now that it's an indoor cat, I don't have to wipe up puked and half digested Katydids or Grasshoppers any more at least. Not to mention the occasional regurgitated 'what in the heck did that use to be' mess.
(Whew, just thinking about it, gag me now)....
:)

It's storming like heck over my way. I expect my power to possibly go off shortly. Thunder is shaking the walls and the lights have blinked a couple of times already. So with that, I'll close for now before the computer zaps off and I loose this post.

You all take care. Glad to see everyone posting. It's good for me after what just happened, I needed to see some normalcy again. Gotta try to get my routine back on track. This has been a rough one on me. I'm simply heartbroken over loosing a dear critter that I'd had for so long.

(And for the one(s) on here complaining about our bird thread, here's a tidbit of advice: Move along.... I wonder if the gossip and trashing forums are more to your liking? As you can see, we don't do that on this one. Kindly step aside while we politely chat with each other for another 15 plus years or so, hehe. God willing, of course)....
i think

Hyden, KY

#87498 Mar 18, 2013
life wrote:
It's a sign of what's to come! When we lose our natural inhabitants, It's usually not a good looking outcome for the rest of us. Lets keep drilling for oil and creating the next precription medication!....Because we need it.
for one comment i have read you are on track.i think our biggest problem will come just like the bible said it would, fire and brimstone.now most know what brimstone is it comes from volcanoes .so god plainly tell us what going happen to us.we going rob all the earths coolant that keeps the earth cool like oil coal and other things that plays its role in cooling our earth.the more we get the hotter the earth becomes from the hot core that in the middle of the earth.man is destroying the earth from within not the ozone layer.it all begins right her from beneath us..watch as the earth quakes become more and more and volcanoes become more and more .they have to increase they cant slow down the antifreeze of the earth is being removed to fast.
it sure

Hyden, KY

#87499 Mar 18, 2013
i think wrote:
<quoted text>for one comment i have read you are on track.i think our biggest problem will come just like the bible said it would, fire and brimstone.now most know what brimstone is it comes from volcanoes .so god plainly tell us what going happen to us.we going rob all the earths coolant that keeps the earth cool like oil coal and other things that plays its role in cooling our earth.the more we get the hotter the earth becomes from the hot core that in the middle of the earth.man is destroying the earth from within not the ozone layer.it all begins right her from beneath us..watch as the earth quakes become more and more and volcanoes become more and more .they have to increase they cant slow down the antifreeze of the earth is being removed to fast.
seems that way..
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#87500 Mar 18, 2013
@Nope.. I don't have any cats and don't want any unless they stay outdoors. I once had to rip out the entire floor down to the the floor joists of some rental property that I had erroneously allowed the tenant to keep cats. I even had to bleach the joists.

But Dog is a different story. He does not like to go out in the rain but insists on being wherever I am, so I just put on my rain coat and hat and go out with him. I have no neighbors to see me using the tree either. Problem solved. LOL

Weather forecast seems right or at least close for once. It said the rains would stop at 2:30 here and they missed it by 30 minutes. The storms quit about 30 minutes ago. I had a bucket sitting outside that had 6 inches of rain water in it.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#87501 Mar 18, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
@Nope.. I don't have any cats and don't want any unless they stay outdoors. I once had to rip out the entire floor down to the the floor joists of some rental property that I had erroneously allowed the tenant to keep cats. I even had to bleach the joists.
But Dog is a different story. He does not like to go out in the rain but insists on being wherever I am, so I just put on my rain coat and hat and go out with him. I have no neighbors to see me using the tree either. Problem solved. LOL
Weather forecast seems right or at least close for once. It said the rains would stop at 2:30 here and they missed it by 30 minutes. The storms quit about 30 minutes ago. I had a bucket sitting outside that had 6 inches of rain water in it.
@Nope: I'm so sorry for your loss. It's like a member of the family died.

@Ancient Wolf: That's too bad about your rental property.But I can tell you this. Cats are neither destructive nor dirty. I have several in my house and there is NO cat odor at all. What you had was irresponsible tenants and irresponsible pet owners. Cats do not want to go into a filthy litter box, much the same as you would not want to go into a dirty bathroom. Well, you have the option of going into another stall, and if that did not please you, you could drive to the next rest stop to find a cleaner spot. Cats do not have those options. It is the owners' responsibility to keep the boxes CLEAM. With the new clumping litter, there is no excuse. Sorry for getting on my soapbox, I just feel sorry for the bad raps the cats get when lazy owners don't do what is necessary.
So true

Morgantown, KY

#87502 Mar 18, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
Hey guys. It's been a while. I've had a rough few days. I lost one of my beloved critter babies. I've been really depressed and I'm still not quite dealing with it very well yet. I will miss her dearly and it was so sudden. I wasn't prepared for her to die at all. No signs that anything was wrong, so I guess it was old age.. My critter babies are my reasons for breathing and loosing one hurts so deeply. I'm going to be lost for quite a while yet. At least I know she was happy and I gave her the best life possible. She wanted for nothing and got the best of everything, just as they all do. The others are keeping me comforted.
(I swear, they know and I honestly think that they understand what happened. I swear they do).
Lala, your story of the "cookie" made me chuckle though. I have the same thing happen here once in every great while. I guess they DO think that as long as the cat can go potty there, that in an emergency their human Momma won't get too pissed off. And they're right. That was so cute to read this morning. I've done just what you did, quietly chuckle and just clean it up and go on.... Gotta love them and the way they can reason things out in an emergency, hehe.
AW, I've hit little surprises like that on the floor too. Thankfully it doesn't happen often though. It's usually something the cat has puked up, hehe. Once I get over the gag reflex, I'm able to deal reasonably well, hehe. My cat has decided now though that it doesn't want to go outside any more. For a feral cat, he's surely gotten spoiled in the last two years since I started letting it come inside. Lucky though now that it's an indoor cat, I don't have to wipe up puked and half digested Katydids or Grasshoppers any more at least. Not to mention the occasional regurgitated 'what in the heck did that use to be' mess.
(Whew, just thinking about it, gag me now)....
:)
It's storming like heck over my way. I expect my power to possibly go off shortly. Thunder is shaking the walls and the lights have blinked a couple of times already. So with that, I'll close for now before the computer zaps off and I loose this post.
You all take care. Glad to see everyone posting. It's good for me after what just happened, I needed to see some normalcy again. Gotta try to get my routine back on track. This has been a rough one on me. I'm simply heartbroken over loosing a dear critter that I'd had for so long.
(And for the one(s) on here complaining about our bird thread, here's a tidbit of advice: Move along.... I wonder if the gossip and trashing forums are more to your liking? As you can see, we don't do that on this one. Kindly step aside while we politely chat with each other for another 15 plus years or so, hehe. God willing, of course)....
blessings, and hugs
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#87503 Mar 18, 2013
Oglala wrote:
<quoted text>
@Nope: I'm so sorry for your loss. It's like a member of the family died.
@Ancient Wolf: That's too bad about your rental property.But I can tell you this. Cats are neither destructive nor dirty. I have several in my house and there is NO cat odor at all. What you had was irresponsible tenants and irresponsible pet owners. Cats do not want to go into a filthy litter box, much the same as you would not want to go into a dirty bathroom. Well, you have the option of going into another stall, and if that did not please you, you could drive to the next rest stop to find a cleaner spot. Cats do not have those options. It is the owners' responsibility to keep the boxes CLEAM. With the new clumping litter, there is no excuse. Sorry for getting on my soapbox, I just feel sorry for the bad raps the cats get when lazy owners don't do what is necessary.
That is exactly my point. Inside cats require much more responsibility from owners than a dog. I can send the dog out or go with him with my raincoat, if it is raining. I am not going to scoop up cat doo even from a litter box LOL I have a small sized short haired dog, but I also would not have a long haired big dog in my house. I just don't need or want any additional responsibility. That could also be why I don't have any women living here. But that does not mean that I don't like cats or women, I just like them to be somewhere else. LOL
Sandy

Aiken, SC

#87505 Mar 18, 2013
What....oh goodness

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#87506 Mar 18, 2013
Well, after this mornings flooding, I am happy it's drier and safer.
Arthur Dent

Murray, KY

#87507 Mar 18, 2013
This thread is so surreal. Like the man who rules the world in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy talking randomly. It's like there is some hidden message in all this. Kinda freaks me out.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#87508 Mar 18, 2013
Arthur Dent wrote:
This thread is so surreal. Like the man who rules the world in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy talking randomly. It's like there is some hidden message in all this. Kinda freaks me out.
They are jamming the communication systems with jibber jabber. Highly technical process-- don't judge
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#87510 Mar 19, 2013
I will take my turn at jamming the system with jibber jabber while the dog is out to the tree. Such a high-tech and highly skilled process really ought to pay better.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#87512 Mar 19, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
That is exactly my point. Inside cats require much more responsibility from owners than a dog. I can send the dog out or go with him with my raincoat, if it is raining. I am not going to scoop up cat doo even from a litter box LOL I have a small sized short haired dog, but I also would not have a long haired big dog in my house. I just don't need or want any additional responsibility. That could also be why I don't have any women living here. But that does not mean that I don't like cats or women, I just like them to be somewhere else. LOL
LOL, I have to agree with you. I love my cats, but I also wish they were not here. My two daughters brought many of them, then left me with the responsibility. I can't really blame them too much, because I probably would have done the same, rescuing them from deplorable situations, starving and weak, some being tortured cruelly. So here they are.
Anyway, I also agree with you about Dog and the tree visits. I have done the same as you, going out in the rain and making use of the patch of ground next to the tree. It just takes a little more maneuvering, so that I don't accidentally go in my shoe. But nobody sees me in back of the house, particularly during the wee hours of the morning. We do have coyotes very close by, and I must be vigilant or Stein, and perhaps myself, could be seen as a late night snack. LOL

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#87513 Mar 19, 2013
Arthur Dent wrote:
This thread is so surreal. Like the man who rules the world in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy talking randomly. It's like there is some hidden message in all this. Kinda freaks me out.
The hidden message is within your head. Hope that freaks you out.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#87515 Mar 19, 2013
Oglala wrote:
<quoted text>
The hidden message is within your head. Hope that freaks you out.
Like the answer to "what is the meaning of life"??? Yes. Indeed.
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#87516 Mar 19, 2013
Good morning bird threaders. I hope you all didn'tget washed away. What a rain storm. At least we didn't get any of the white stuff. Looks like the thread is slowing down and they still don't get this thread. Great answer on that one Nope.

Betty you were cracking me up.

lala and Ancient Wolf, love the cat/dog stories.

Wonder where Blue is? I am glad we heard briefly from Hempburn.

Hello to "so true" and "Misty-eyed.

Hope to see OJG post. And Belie.

I hope you have the sun shine and birds chirping I have. And lala, I heard a ton of tree frogs over the weekend. So glad Spring and Summer is on it's way. Loving the buds on my rose bushes too that are starting to show.

Enjoy your day everyone!!
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#87517 Mar 19, 2013
Trio of stunning Labradors, abandoned as newborn puppies, now training to become assistance dogs

Rolo, Rex, and Rizzo have found new ‘leash’ on life thanks to Britain's Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre in the UK.

A trio of adorable puppies is getting a new "leash" on life after they were abandoned at a dog shelter when they were just weeks old.

Rolo, Rex, and Rizzo have found new homes thanks to Britain's Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre, a canine charity which has matched the pooches with families that will prepare them to become assistance dogs for the disabled.
Read more:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/adorabl...

Beautiful dogs, check out the whole story and the pictures. Just an awesome and happy ending.
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#87518 Mar 19, 2013
For the BIRDS and UNA (who loved my duck stories, lol)

This avian surfer takes to the waves like a duck to water

We have absolutely no idea where this hilariously awkward photo of a duck attempting to surf came from, nor what the real circumstances behind it were. All we know is we can't stop laughing at the feathered waverider, who looks to be a combination of coolly aloof, slightly proud of himself and completely dumbstruck as to how he ended up there. The bird's feathery plumage extends his wings into a virtual hang 10 sign, and his wobbly stance begs someone to insert bubble letters for his thoughts. What's duck for "shaka brah"?[Source]

http://now.msn.com/duck-surfing-photo-funny-p...

Offspring of hen and duck brings hope for extinct bird revival

Scientists at the organization that brought us Dolly the sheep, the first cloned animal, have produced a genetically modified chicken fathered by a duck and birthed by a hen. No word on whether it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, but the researchers say it raises hope that hens could be used to produce different species, like songbirds and eagles — even extinct or endangered birds. "We could propagate endangered species or potentially bring back an extinct one if we had the right genetic material," the National Avian Research Facility's Mike McGrew told a British newspaper. Exciting or chilling? We can't decide which.[Source]

http://now.msn.com/extinct-birds-could-be-bro...
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#87519 Mar 19, 2013
For Hempburn, glad you don't have these crazy bears roaming your area. hahaha

Meanwhile in Russia:

Giant gas-huffing bears running around Russian nature preserve

Occasionally, you get stories out of Russia that just seem made up — like this one. Apparently, bears in Russia's Kronotsky Nature Reserve have developed a taste for kerosene and gasoline, huffing it out of discarded barrels and drums before passing out in the snow. Photographer Igor Shpilenok said a few even stalk helicopters, "waiting for takeoff and drops of fuel to leak onto the hard soil." The nature reserve is home to more than 700 brown bears, some of which weigh up to 1,200 pounds, making them among the largest in the world. Enormous, gas-huffing bears: sounds like a job for Vladimir Putin and Steven Seagal![Source]

http://now.msn.com/giant-gas-huffing-bears-ru...

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