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Lynnwood
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   Posted 4/13/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
excitement

<prelude: opened back door>

got out of shower, dried, combing hair.
hear cat scrabbling, thought she was in litter box but don't know how she got past me
movement in hallway, more cat scrabbling
found large skink (minus tail) trying to hide
grabbed skink in Kleenex (still naked)
walked down stairs
twisted knee
thought oh my god i'm going to die naked with a skink in my hand
caught myself
released skink out back door
got treats for Shadow
upstairs, delivered treats
treats eaten promptly
cat goes back to scrabbling for skink
typing, cat alert for signs of movement
how long will she sit and scan the floor?

<postlude(!): dressed, cat still watching floor, knee aching>

aimsgirl16
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   Posted 4/13/2010 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
oh my goodness. Thanks Lynnwood. I laughed so hard my sides were hurting! Sounds like you had a lovely April morning! Hope your days goes a little smoother. this is hilarious!!!

Lynnwood
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   Posted 4/13/2010 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Amy -- I saw people were reading but not commenting -- hope I didn't offend anyone.

Cat finally quit looking, my knee feels better, and the day is almost done!
I hope the poor skink survived.
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okie
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   Posted 4/13/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok what the heck is a skink!LOL I'm thinking mouse. As for the rest of it Yeah I could see that. My dog wants out first thing in the morning. I',m not allowed to go pee first. Animals are wonderful arn't they. So how's the knee? I'm getting 2 kittens in 6 weeks they were just born. I can't wait to see what they bring me.
The dying naked with a skink in my hand was pretty dang funny!

p.s. I think a lot of people just havn't gotten use to our humor. Hey if you can't laugh you might as well give up the fight.


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tibby2
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   Posted 4/13/2010 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
LOVE IT!!!
You sound like me:
Just getting out of the shower when my 3 cats start the fight from hell in the kitchen (they don't normally fight). Grab a towel - hobble - dripping - to the kitchen to find them fighting over the biggest spider that I've ever seen. I HATE SPIDERS!!
Then the fun starts - I'm trying to get the cats out in case they get they get bitten (don't need a vets bill) while the dam thing repeatedly charges at me. (better than a 3 ring circus)
I hate killing anything but enough is enough. Couldn't get close enough to use a shoe so 1/2 a can of fly spray had to suffice. Then it ran under a cupboard & I couldn't find it. I'm still naked & soggy with dripping hair so I gave up & went back to the bathroom.
A friend turned up about an hour later & He went to put the kettle on - an unholy scream - he found my dead spider sitting behind the kettle. He also says it's the biggest spider he's ever seen.
Isn't life wonderful!!!

redrose77
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   Posted 4/13/2010 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
does skink=skunk? if so you are braver than me I would have called animal control and hidden in my bedroom.
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mom46
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   Posted 4/13/2010 10:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Lynnwood,
That was so funny! I'm glad your knee is feeling better.

Babs

aimsgirl16
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   Posted 4/14/2010 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I thought a skink was those slimy looking lizards???

LOL, oh man. this made me laugh even harder this morning! Howz the knee this morning??

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   Posted 4/14/2010 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Lynwood, I love your poem and I especially love your sense of humor.

Thanks for the laugh.

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Butterflake
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   Posted 4/14/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Very funny and clever Lynnwood.  FYI a skink is a lizard with black and white stripes and a blue tail. Some of my cats have told me the tail is the tastiest part.
 
Ten years ago I found a young cat cornered in my garage by my dachshund. She was a ragdoll breed (beautiful), but so traumatized she never let me hold her. She became ill and I had her euthanized today. Driving home I told my BF it's the first time she ever let me hold her. If you want macabre, just ask.
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 4/14/2010 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
A skink is a small tropical lizard of 2-10 inches. Photo here. The blue tail is actually poisonous (to what degree I'm not sure, may just taste nasty), and is designed to break-away when a predator grabs it and then regenerate later. The adult males turn a lite brown/tan with reddish head...found that out when I tried to identify a brown/tan lizard the cat delivered a couple of years ago.

My cat is "catch and release" - she brings me all manner of small live things - skinks, garden snakes, chipmunks, birds...but doesn't like spiders any more than I do.

I have both giant-attacking-spider and skunk-in-the-house stories...neither related to the kitten.

So sorry, Donna, it sucks to loose a beloved pet,

Cheers all,
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nasalady
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   Posted 4/14/2010 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Lynnwood, thanks for the laugh! Sorry about your knee though....I'm glad to hear it's feeling better!

Donna, condolences for the loss of your pet. sad
(((((((hugs))))))))
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Post Edited (nasalady) : 4/14/2010 12:14:11 PM (GMT-6)


Lynnwood
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   Posted 4/14/2010 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Knee is fine, although it gave out again today while walking down stairs...it's like suddenly the muscles on the outside of the knee just aren't there...then in the next step everything is more or less back to normal. Donna, is this what your knees were doing when you had all that falling going on? Rheumy appt. Monday, this will go on the list...
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Butterflake
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   Posted 4/14/2010 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the condolences ladies. Lynnwood what you are describing re your knee has indeed happened to me many times. My knees are ok today, but my rheumy diagnosed me with arthri*** in both hips. I sure do need to loose weight. I hope your rheumy gives you a good diagnosis. Love, Donna
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   Posted 4/15/2010 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Love the "format"....thanks for the chuckle.  Pets have quite the sense of timing, eh? 

Lucy


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