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Source: (consider it) Thread: Hell: Argh!! My apartment smells like a urinal cake!
Erin
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(Before it gets used, btw.)

The neighbor's bathtub has a leak in it, see. And the water has been seeping in through the floor in my bathroom and has spilled out into the carpet. They came by today and (finally!) identified the source of the leak, and say it will be fixed tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I've discoverd that the carpet padding has evidently absorbed all odors since the dawn of time, and is Specially Formulated to release them upon saturation. Instead of them just replacing the freakin' carpet -- simple enough, right? it's only in this tiny hallway -- they sprayed industrial strength Stench-B-Gon in my apartment. When I got home from work tonight and opened my door I could feel the smell molecules hit me in their mad dash for freedom.

So now it's pitch-freakin'-dark and I've got all my windows open ten yards from the street in the not-the-best part of town in an effort to have fans suck the air out of the apartment and I can still taste this shit, that's how thick it is.

YUCK.

[ 10. March 2003, 01:54: Message edited by: Erin ]

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blackbird
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must be the season of the witch...my pug puked all over my quilt a few hours ago, but i can wash that...wall to wall carpeting definitely belongs in hell.
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Ultraspike

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That is pretty bad. But at least it's not sewage (or is it?). Once my toilet got so backed up the sewage came up into my bathtub. Now that was grotesque! I still can't take a bath because I keep remembering that. (I do take a shower, however, in case you were wondering.)

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Erin
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No, thank GOD it isn't sewage. If it was, I'd be in a hotel room right now while they prepare to move me to a new apartment. As it is, I have no idea how I'm going to sleep tonight. The stuff is giving me a massive headache as well as being extraordinarily nauseating.

And I agree -- wall-to-wall carpeting is a tool of the devil. Especially if you have cats. Anyone want any cats?

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Buy gin.

Phone friend.

Suggest pleasant evening at friend's house of gin-drinking.

Bribe friend with gin for use of spare room or sofa.

Problem solved and gin buzz attained.

HT

Optional: Allow cats to die of smell, as cats are vicious avatars of Satan.


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Erin
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*sigh*

I know what this will do to my standing in the eyes of the MW people, but I cannot tell a lie. I despise gin. Absolutely, positively loathe the stuff. I'd much rather drink kerosene than gin (though I imagine the taste is about the same).

Now. Give me a bottle of vodka, champagne or good cabernet sauvignon and I'm a happy camper.

I agree about the cat thing, though. I have always been a dog person. However, if you hold a blacklight to my forehead the word "sucker" will glow in bright neon green, so I'm stuck. No one wants to adopt adult cats, so I know if I take them to the shelter they'll be gassed inside of a week.

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Ultraspike

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Sorry, Erin, I have six cats of my own. And I can attest that they are not agents of the devil. They are very useful creatures to have around: they function as alarm clock, smoke detector, insect catchers and rat repellants. They also help get rid of people when I ask them to (not permanently of course, although that might also be arranged).

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Erin
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Well, if you've already got six, then three more won't make a difference!

Where shall I send them?

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Hooker's Trick

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quote:
Originally posted by Erin:
I despise gin.

I could say that that explains a lot. But I will just shake my head. This is hellish indeed.

Champagne will do, but you have to bring twice as much to bribe your friend AND achieve buzz.

How about bourbon. Erin seems like a bourbon sort of girl to me.

HT


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Erin
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Now I will say that bourbon is an acceptable alternative to the aforementioned preferred methods of alcohol ingestion. However, no matter what I drink it takes many, many servings to have an effect. I can just about feel my liver try to make a break for it when I am in the mood to celebrate.

The only true buzz comes from Sauza Commemorativo. Lightweight.

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Nunc Dimittis
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Want two more feline companions, Ultraspike?

One of mine went walkabouts for a week and we were sure he'd had it. He came home, and now I am on a crusade to make sure they both stay inside - for good.

Problem is, how does one persuade outside cats that inside is the best place to be?

I agree though about them being extremely punctual alarm clocks (we couldn't distrupt their little routines now, could we?). Grrrr. Or maybe that should be: Rawrhhh.


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Campbellite

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"Vicious avatars of Satan" - I like that!

No one owns a cat. The cat merely tolerates your presence.

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Our sweet little kitty, the bulemic hairball barfer from hell, aka "Sally," caught a mouse last night at four in the morning and proceeded to bring it to our bedroom to play with it on the bed until it was dead.

She makes these little "brrooo, brroo" I'mplayingwithanundeadmouse sounds that just about raise my wife into the attic.

So after the mandatory "bwaaaaahhh" shriek and throwing all the covers off and waking me abruptly and unpleasantly and the cat looking offended, I was deputized to find the mouse.

I did. It was dead by then (the shriek probably did it in, and I imagine being dead was something of a relief), so I pitched it out the upstairs window into the neighbor's yard.

All the while, the dog continued to snore in the hall in the spot it stays in so much that it's rubbed a brown spot on the wallpaper.

There is far too much excitement in my life.


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Firenze

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Well, if it's disgusting cat anecdote time...

Molly (who is kept in at night - I'm not a fan of deceased wildlife 1st thing) was fidgety. Beloved being from home, I indulged her by letting her into the bedroom to curl up on the end of the bed. Slowly my feet began to get very warm and damp... If Erin thinks her carpet stinks, try tapestry bedspread saturated in cat piss.

But then she looks up at you, eyes two limpid green pools of utter vacuity (this is the cat here, not Erin) and you forgive her.


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Nunc Dimittis
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But NOT when you go to cook your dinner on the stove and smell a funny smell...

TWICE one of them has pissed into the orofice under the elements on the stove. Grrr. Disgusting.


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I've had cat(s) for 19 years now and my wife for 25 years before that. Apart from the very occasional blip these wonderful siamese have never pissed or crapped in the wrong place, despite many of them being allowed to sleep with the humans in the house.

UNTIL WE GOT THESE TWO!!

I don't know what it is but we can't let either of them anywhere near a bedroom without one of them soiling the duvet, shut one of them alone in the sitting room for two minutes and the sofa or chairs will be pissed on and to cap it all one of the little buggers pissed up the curtains last night whilst my daughter was in the room.



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Cats are appalling.

I recently discovered pink gin.

My house has rising damp.

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John Donne

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Oooh well. I was irresistably drawn to this thread like a moth to a verandah light by the mention of 'urinal cake'. I thought it might be an Erinism and was imagining sponge soaked in cat wee (Mmmm. Just the thing for a trifle) or a football team playing a strange new variant of the game 'soggy biscuit'. I cast around and came to the conclusion that 'urinal cake' must be the naphthalene type thing I call 'a toilet block'.

And now.

It's important to neuter toms before they start to spray... otherwise they get into the habit. Cats are on the whole fastidiously clean creatures and get very distressed by having to wee in prohibited areas. Occasional recidivism can be cured by a sharp yell, a smack across the head, and a nose rub in the offending evacuation.

Isn't it lucky I don't want children?


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blackbird
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sibling coot...it is not nice to give out wrong information about male cats...i have three male barn cats that were neutered at least 2 weeks before their 6 month birthday...they engage in 3 activities....spraying car tires, though sneakers will do, eviscerating the local wildlife (if you think a litter box is bad, try stepping on a fresh squirrel kill in your bare feet first thing in the morning) and vying for any door that hints of being opened in any direction...this is best done in a very low crouching position just below the threshhold to maximize the human's sprawl. oh, did i forget their commitment to butter, especially after a productive hunt?
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Blackbird, those are New Hampshire, Live Free or Die barn cats you've got. Common or garden toms behave more like the Coot's, and when you get across the border into Vermont, you get Flatlander Cats, brought up from Boston and Long Island who are trained by video to pee in the terlet, who wouldn't dream of harming the wildlife, and who never need to be castrated.

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blackbird
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fraid i have to disagree, amos...since two of the three are transplanted from an apartment building in boston (incest victims if you must know)...although, maybe they got hold of that video before i got'em...i do recall presents in the tub, maybe they were aiming for the terlet....and i have mentioned more than once to my husband that the next cat i get will be a flatliner, oh, sorry, did you say flatlander?
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mousethief

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Urinal cakes, which smell like moth balls, always remind me of this old joke:

What is that smell?

These.

What are those?

Moth balls.

How big was the moth?

Alex

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Firenze

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Well I'm glad we explained the 'urinal cake': I too was thinking of some baked goods equivalent of the that thing where Icelanders bury shark to rot. After all, a nation which can routinely offer 'biscuits and gravy' - which translates in my mind to 'custard cream floating in meat juices and grease' - could come up with anything.
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Being American, I had no difficulty understanding the reference to a "urinal cake."

I did wonder, briefly, how Erin knew of such a masculine hygenic item, but then I thought to myself, "Naaaww! Best not to inquire too deeply into such matters."


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Erin
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That would be because I spent my high school years slogging away in a Subway, where I had to clean the men's bathroom on an hourly basis. What the hell do you guys do in there anyway?

Side note: it took ten years before I could eat there again.

And biscuits and gravy, especially from Clary's in Savannah, are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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Erin, I will meet you in Savannah (almost) any time you say. I had family there, and haven't been back since I was in high school.

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Posted by Erin:

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That would be because I spent my high school years slogging away in a Subway, where I had to clean the men's bathroom on an hourly basis. What the hell do you guys do in there anyway?

Side note: it took ten years before I could eat there again.


Why would you be eating in the men's bathroom ? On second thoughts I probably don't need to know.

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I was going to ask that too but I won't.

Having read all of the above about the disgusting ways of cats, I have to say wouldn't put up with sny of this for a moment. If a member of any species relieved himself on my furnishings he would be OUT with a capital OW.


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Erin
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Ha ha. I meant the restaurant.

And Benedictus... it's been almost two years since I was last in Savannah. That is SAD, considering I am only two hours south.

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mousethief

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To answer the question put to men in general: what do we do in a urinal?

We urinate.

Surely this is obvious?

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Ultraspike

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But back to urinal cakes, I once had two cats who occasionally were very naughty (actually one was naughty and the other was just a copy cat). They have both since gone on to their reward (I swear I didn't have anything to do with it) and I currently have no problems in this area. But back a few years ago I awoke one morning with my face right next to a fresh puddle of urine. I don't think there's one explanation for cat misbehavior. Sometimes they have a problem, and very often male cats have various urinary problems sometimes associated with spaying or not spaying. I know it's always been male cats who have done this in my experience, so it may be partly a territorial thing, partly a physical thing.

And no, I don't want any more cats for now. Six is quite enough for a 1-BR. Take my advice and never get involved in rescue work or anyone associated with same!

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Belisarius
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quote:
Originally posted by Erin:
...I had to clean the men's bathroom on an hourly basis. What the hell do you guys do in there anyway?


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Belisarius
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Let's try again:

quote:
Originally posted by Erin:
...I had to clean the men's bathroom on an hourly basis. What the hell do you guys do in there anyway?

Unfortunately, I can empathize all too well. I was literally willing to be fired rather than clean the men's rooms at Jones Beach (fortunately, I was put on a cushier--by near-minimum-wage summer job standards--assignment before it came to that).

Even nowadays at work, I'm occasionally made to wonder how men supposedly civilized enough to acquire a 9-to-5 job use the rest rooms they way they do. It's enough to make you hope degenerates are sneaking in off the street.

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yes, there is something about a mens room... when i was in college and worked in the library, at closing time i had to check the whole building, including both bathrooms to make sure there was no one left inside. the difference in pungency between the mens room and the womans room was quite distinct! what DO you guys do to cause it????

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Ultraspike

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And male cat piss smells worse than the girls'. Must be all that testosterone? Or maybe too much asparagus.

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tomb
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quote:
Originally posted by nicolemrw:
... what DO you guys do to cause it????

I cannot believe I am engaging in this conversation. This truly must be hell. How to put this delicately:

Might I suggest that, because males usually do not come in contact with the surface of the hygenic fixtures when engaged in emptying their bladders, that they are probably less concerned with the cleanliness of those fixtures?

And then, some guys just have a bad aim.


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Elisabeth the 2nd
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Bad aim??? Not likely! All the men I know, admit to getting perverse pleasure from spraying far and wide with their wee! In fact, one very dear friend even admitted to me that he regularly pee'd in the shower because he had more room to shoot it around -rather in the manner of some sort of peverse game of Quasar.

You all think cats are yucky???

And somehow....despite knowing this....I still married one...(a man, not a cat, that is...)


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Laura
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When the roof split and let in tons of rusty water all over our wool rug, the rug began to release all the fumes of we don't know what -- the smells of all the sheep whose wool went into the rug and all their relations. I bought some Febreeze (R) odor destroyer and let the rug have it, but that just created the urinal-cake issue Erin describes.

We ultimately took out the carpet (not wall-to-wall, mercifully) and dumped it on the back porch, then called the carpet cleaners to come and get it.

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jlg

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And here I thought it was just teen-age boys at home who created those urinary messes (I grew up with an older brother who had juvenile diabetes, so there was the added little extra of sugar stickiness in the splatters left on the toilet seat.)

Female cats also spray, though it's rare. I had one who went out every day to mark the car tires, just like a male would. Thank heavens she never did it in the house.
As far as the males, the problem is that once one of them starts marking territory, it reminds the others, and even the neutered ones might revert.

When cats pee and shit on the furniture and beds, it means there is some sort of major problem. Unfortunately, not-quite-dead-small-animals-on-the-bed is a sign that they consider you part of the cat household and are willing to share the fun (and perhaps train you how to play properly, you slow-witted slob).

Nobody has complained about cats who run under your feet and trip you, including on the stairs!


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CorgiGreta
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Some random thoughts:

Why are the public facilities for women always inadequate for the number of women attempting to use them? This is especially unfair because we don't have that thingie to squeeze while waiting in an interminable line.

Do only men piss in swimming pools? (posted sign: "We don't swim in your toilet. Don't piss in our pool."}

We women do of necessity (see above)sometimes frequent facilities designed for men. (Another sign I saw, this time over the urinals: "Please don't eat the Lifesavers")

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John Donne

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Cats are getting a bad rap on this thread. A well-trained cat is a pleasure to own. The only time I've had a problem with accidents is when the cats have been mistakenly locked in.

Aahh. I'm looking at my youngest cat at the moment, flopped on its back asleep in the road-kill position. (The moment I saw it back up to a wall and start flurrying its tail, I made an appointment with the vet and since then it has been immaculately clean)

But to more important things like urinals. I can't understand why blokes don't have the common or garden water closet. It all seems very primal and uncivilised, not to mention embarrassing, to have to whip your privates out and piss up against the wall.


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Erin
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mousethief -- men do LOTS of other things in a urinal besides that. Plus I can't figure out what the hell y'all do in the rest of the room, either. The first time I walked into a men's bathroom I just about hurled. And I'm not squeamish, either -- I've observed operations, I've seen bones sticking out of people, I've had people puke right on my desk and I never batted an eye. All I'll say is that 99% of the time you can find many different types of bodily fluids in a men's room. Even at work.

My male cat, who thinks he's a dog and likes to have his way with anything made of wool, was neutered at the tender age of four months and has never sprayed anything. My two females, on the other hand, who were spayed very early on as well, have evidently decided that by God some cat in this place needed to spray and if the worthless male isn't going to do it well then they'll just have to pick up the slack. One of them even tried to get me, once. And only once. I knocked her right off the bed and into the wall. I didn't see her for days after that.

Carmel, they would be out, except for the fact that I got each of these cats as a little tiny orphan. I had to nurse Simba (the male) from a bottle and teach him how to use the litter box. (And he's the only one I don't have trouble with. Interesting.)

You know this thread has made me realize just how much I HATE CATS.

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Awww, come on Erin, you know you really love 'em.

We've got six cats. Last week Jeff and I were sitting in the living room and heard a thunderous crash from the kitchen. Without raising his head from his book, Jeff said mildly, "No more cats." So I think six is our limit.

No spraying behavior here, although each and every adorable one has its own personality disorder. And we keep them primarily because they allow us the privilege of sleeping in the bed with them.

One once laid a notquitedeadmouse on my pillow one night. I woke up and its notquitedeadmousetail was twitching. Jeff scraped me off the ceiling and we disposed of it, which irritated the gift-giver no end.

Your problem (other than the lethal chemical molecules circulating in your apartment right now) is that you need three more cats to complete your set. Ultraspike and I have realized that a set of six achieves some sort of Universal Cat Harmonics.

I'm sure there's someone on board who could contribute to your collection.

~Beth

PS The stench will take forever to go away. Do you have vacation time accrued?

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I used to think I would like a pet, either a cat or a dog. Then I thought about it some more.

Fleas.
Worms.
Parasites.
Hairs.
Smell.
Spraying.
Destruction of furniture.
Inability to use a tin opener.
Unpleasant little "gifts".
Anti-social behaviour towards guests (cats seem to love to leap up on you, claws out, while you are holding a cup of tea, and dogs like to shove their noses in your crotch).

And unlike children, you can't put your cat into nappies, and it doesn't grow out of it, and it won't eventually listen to reason.

I like fish. And if my landlord let me, that's what I'd have.


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babybear
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Let us get back to this urinal cake-thingy. It has intregued me no end.

I understand that they are de-odorisers, but where do they 'hang'? Are they attrached to the urinal? Do they afford target practise? Are they plopped into the water?

bb


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I didn't care much for cats, but then we got one (Fred the cat, so named because he was Fred and ginger) and this all changed. Though it is Fred Cat's brother that we now have, as Frederic left soon after the little black kitten arrived.

Now I like Barney Cat (so named because we had Fred), aka Barnabas Beastly, more than anyone else in the Goth household (likes him). He is too soft (and fat?) to kill anything big (squirels - ha!). He did kill a small bird once, but didn't bring it inside. He is very clean, and the only unpleasant fluid he has got on me recently is blood, due to my son pulling the fur (and skin) off the end of his tail. Poor beast - he has it hard some days from my three-year old!


[fixed your "because" Alaric, in spite of your insults]

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Alaric the Goth
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HOW did I manage to spell 'because' as 'beacsuse''???
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Carmel,

Quote: "Fleas.
Worms.
Parasites.
Hairs.
Smell.
Spraying.
Destruction of furniture.
Inability to use a tin opener.
Unpleasant little "gifts".
Anti-social behaviour towards guests . . "

Good grief! You've described most of my boyfirends!

Greta


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b.b.,

Clearly you have lived a sheltered life. The "cakes" are right down there with the water and other stuff (urine, gum, cigarette buts, pencils, algae, fungi, flotsam and jetsam).

I'm no expert, but the "cakes" I have seen look like a 4" Lifesaver {you do have Lifesaver candy in the U.K. I assume). Thus they don't flush down the drain. In fact the flush probably overflows due to all the debris mentioned above, and I think most men don't flush anyway.

Greta


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Hmmm, I must admit that I have not seen many urinals, but what you describe doesn't sounds much like a British urinal. My hazy recollection is that there never a pool of water in which a lifesaver could float. (Lifesaver because the de-odourise the nasty niffs that could cause asphiciation? And "no" to the candy thing.)

bb


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