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  • janluna
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    I had a black cat named Sam. He showed up at the door one day, suitcase in hand, walked in and never left. I had knitting machines. I was amazed that he never tried to "catch" the yarn as it spun from the floor up and through the machine. He never bothered with the yarn, but if he felt I wasn't paying attention to him, he would climb up on my chair, and then to the bed of the machine, and stretch himself out, and go to sleep. I was worried that all the needles would hurt him but he was comfy, and wouldn't move. My friend Dawn, would come over to knit and Sam would go too the door and meow to go out. Dawn would get up to let him out, as she opened the door, he'd make a mad dash for her chair, curl up in a ball, and refuse to move. We would roll the chair out and away from the machine and pull up another one for her to sit in. Sam, would go to the door, and she was silly enough to fall for it again. Sure enough, he'd be asleep in her chair when she got back. I think he thought that was his chair and machine and he wasn't going to give it up. He made us laugh all the time.
    Cathy, thanks for the warning about animals and thread. They eat the darnedest things sometimes. My Smokey (a dog) was 12 years old, had never done anything like that. He stopped eating, so I got him to the vets, they X-rayed him and saw a large mass in his stomach. They operated, and the mass was rocks. He ate a bunch of them. He survived the surgery, but the next day his kidneys failed, and we lost him. It broke my heart. You just never know what they will get into. I watch Max (Smokey's brother) like a hawk when he goes outside now. He is 15 now and slowing down, but I know it's just a matter of time. If my Joe moves, Max runs for the office. Joe will tell him, "I'm not going to the office Max." Max puts his head down, and walks back to his bed with a sigh. Joe introduces him to people as "my business partner, Marley" (as in the "Christmas Carol") If Joe and Max are in the office, and Joe needs to move to the computer Max is sleeping in front of, Max snorts at him, and then comes upstairs to me to complain. I love all my furred and feathered babies. They are God's gift to us, we have to take care of them. Hugs to all, Jan L.

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  • MartinaG
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    Read too many stories of cats eating strings (or needles) and getting in lots of trouble so mine are not allowed in the sewing room unsupervised. Stryker was laying behind the machine sleeping the other day, when out of the blue he shot his paw through the throat as I was sewing. Scared me to bits cause I could have sewed through his paw. So he is no longer allowed on the table either. He is getting good at understanding "YOU get in the chair!" He doesn't like it but he will eventually give in.

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  • Monique
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    No animals live in this house.

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  • madampolo
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    So cute! Love your kitty.

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  • alliek
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    Looks like fun to me! Love cats!

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  • soul60s
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    Lolol.... he looks like a lion! He's king of the sewing room.

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  • EmmaB
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    Blahahaha! He's beautiful and I'm sure you can't be mad at him

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  • easyquilts
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    Oh boy... Did I ever need that laugh!

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  • Iris Girl
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    Now isn't that cute!! My kitty loves to stare at all the pretty colored threads, sometimes she knocks one or 2 of the pegs, I just figure they are her choice for my project. Yesterday she even took the peg with her choice. she never tries to play or eat them (ends are all secured) she just wants you to notice she was helping.

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  • cyndiofthevortex
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    What a naughty kitty!

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  • laf512
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    Too funny!!

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  • toggpine
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    I want to warn you and anyone else with pets about the dangers of them eating thread.

    I worked at a vet clinic and a lady brought in her poodle who wasn't eating and was loosing weight. They took an x-ray and it's bowels were all squnched up. They did surgery and found the dog had eaten some of her sewing thread. Part of it had passed out of the stomach and through the intestines, but a big wad of it was hung up in the stomach. As the thread passed on down it was pulling tight and bunching everything up. It had started to cut into some of the intestines. It was a very expensive surgery to put that dog back together and it was on antibiotics for a few months. If the owner had waited another few days the dog would not have survived. The vets said this wasn't the first time they had seen this happen.
    The owner said she hadn't used red thread in a while, but did find a chewed up spool on the floor. She didn't think much of it because there was still thread on the spool.
    That was nearly 30 years ago, and I never leave thread or bobbins out when we have pets or little children in the house. The sight of that still haunts me.

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  • mommadeb
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    What a naughty kitty!

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  • BobW
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    It's scary but true.

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  • Simply Quilting
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    Why do they always find our toys more interesting than theirs? I had a friend whose cat would take her seam rippers and hide them somewhere in the house but she could never find them. We knew the cat had found an excellent hiding spot.

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