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Old March 26th 06, 02:27 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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I woke at daybreak today. It happens.... The cats were already up, doing
their zoomy rituals. It's so hilarious to watch.

Beatrice makes odd sounds - somewhere between growling and screaming - while
wrestling with Billy, which brings Eli running to make sure nobody is
hurting her.

Even Abelard, who loves to sleep in, is awake. He and Baby Eyes are most
interested in me at this hour. They follow me around, positioning themselves
so as to catch my eyes and give me the look that says "Hey, you lazy slave,
when are you going over to the store for some proper kibble for us?"
Yesterday they feasted on their favorite hoomin foods because I felt guilty
about giving them puppy chow but didn't have the time or energy to make it
to the store. But Baby Eyes does more than look; she asks direct questions.
"Mrrrrow? Meaaah-yea, mrph?" whilst staring *straight* into my eyes. None of
the others are quite so bold, but she is The Queen.

Lily decided it's a good day to shred and has torn a large sheet of
construction paper into approximately 45,000 pieces, which meowmie must now
sweep up.

Tommy, as always, is most interested in being in the bathroom. He always has
to follow me in, and then won't leave easily, so I left him in there this
time until he told me to let him out.

The funniest thing this morning was watching Beatrice ATTACK the little plot
of grass in the flowerpot on the floor, treating it like it was her favorite
toy.

I simply *must* get started on fencing this yard for the owners. I've been
hoping to learn that the neighbors with the three dogs are in fact buying
the house next door, which would probably mean they will be fencing their
yard, which would mean then I'd have fence on all three of the longest sides
of the yard.

My plan is to just put in posts with insulators and a wire near the top of
the existing fences. I already have the posts and insulators, and enough
welded wire to cover the space that the neighbors' fences don't, and two
gates. If the dog people do put up a fence, all I will need is a roll of
wire for the top.





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Old March 26th 06, 07:06 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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I woke at daybreak today. It happens.... The cats were already up, doing
their zoomy rituals. It's so hilarious to watch.

Beatrice makes odd sounds - somewhere between growling and screaming -
while wrestling with Billy, which brings Eli running to make sure nobody
is hurting her.

Even Abelard, who loves to sleep in, is awake. He and Baby Eyes are most
interested in me at this hour. They follow me around, positioning
themselves so as to catch my eyes and give me the look that says "Hey, you
lazy slave, when are you going over to the store for some proper kibble
for us?" Yesterday they feasted on their favorite hoomin foods because I
felt guilty about giving them puppy chow but didn't have the time or
energy to make it to the store. But Baby Eyes does more than look; she
asks direct questions. "Mrrrrow? Meaaah-yea, mrph?" whilst staring
*straight* into my eyes. None of the others are quite so bold, but she is
The Queen.

Lily decided it's a good day to shred and has torn a large sheet of
construction paper into approximately 45,000 pieces, which meowmie must
now sweep up.

Tommy, as always, is most interested in being in the bathroom. He always
has to follow me in, and then won't leave easily, so I left him in there
this time until he told me to let him out.

The funniest thing this morning was watching Beatrice ATTACK the little
plot of grass in the flowerpot on the floor, treating it like it was her
favorite toy.

I simply *must* get started on fencing this yard for the owners. I've been
hoping to learn that the neighbors with the three dogs are in fact buying
the house next door, which would probably mean they will be fencing their
yard, which would mean then I'd have fence on all three of the longest
sides of the yard.

My plan is to just put in posts with insulators and a wire near the top of
the existing fences. I already have the posts and insulators, and enough
welded wire to cover the space that the neighbors' fences don't, and two
gates. If the dog people do put up a fence, all I will need is a roll of
wire for the top.



I'm sure you already know this, but you would need to get permission from
the neighbors if they build the fence because it will be "theirs" and not
"yours" (especially if they build it a couple of inches inside their
property line -- which is the norm is this area, just to avoid questions of
ownership). It's possible that they will not want to see wire attached to
the top, but they might give permission to attach it down a few inches so it
would not be visible to them.

MaryL


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Old March 26th 06, 07:56 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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I simply *must* get started on fencing this yard for the owners. I've
been hoping to learn that the neighbors with the three dogs are in fact
buying the house next door, which would probably mean they will be
fencing their yard, which would mean then I'd have fence on all three of
the longest sides of the yard.
My plan is to just put in posts with insulators and a wire near the top
of the existing fences. I already have the posts and insulators, and
enough welded wire to cover the space that the neighbors' fences don't,
and two gates. If the dog people do put up a fence, all I will need is a
roll of wire for the top.


I'm sure you already know this, but you would need to get permission from
the neighbors if they build the fence because it will be "theirs" and not
"yours" (especially if they build it a couple of inches inside their
property line -- which is the norm is this area, just to avoid questions
of ownership). It's possible that they will not want to see wire attached
to the top, but they might give permission to attach it down a few inches
so it would not be visible to them.
MaryL


I have a suggestion for you to find out re sale of nextdoor house: there
should
be a sign in yard OR a MLS for this property online. Call the listing RE
agent
and ask if the property is "under contract" yet. Do NOT identify yourself as
nextdoor neighbor and be vague re your i.d. and interests in the property.
See what you can find out (listen to boring details re property, if
necessary).
There is a way to find this out (re "contract") online but you'd have to be
a
RE agent to do so. OTOH, if you have a friend who is a RE agent, they
could find out if property is "under contract" easily.
Just a word of friendly advice, like MaryL's: in FL I lived in a large
house,
fenced with wood instead of the usual chain-link metal fence common there.
You better go down to the county/city/whatever authorities and research
putting electrified wiring on *someone else's fence*. I would have raised
holy hell if the adjacent neighbors on either side had tried that....but
fate
was kind; they both had huge dogs, and we spent 15 years in peace and
harmony.


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Old March 27th 06, 01:33 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote

I'm sure you already know this, but you would need to get permission from
the neighbors if they build the fence because it will be "theirs" and not
"yours" (especially if they build it a couple of inches inside their
property line -- which is the norm is this area, just to avoid questions
of ownership). It's possible that they will not want to see wire attached
to the top, but they might give permission to attach it down a few inches
so it would not be visible to them.


I never planned to attach wire to anyone's fence. What I said was I would
plant posts and put insulators on them and run the wire.... My posts will be
on my side of their fence, and my wire will stop my cats from getting over
their fence.


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Old March 27th 06, 01:36 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"dnr" wrote

I have a suggestion for you to find out re sale of nextdoor house: there
should
be a sign in yard OR a MLS for this property online. Call the listing RE
agent


It's being sold by the owners, not through an agent.


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Old March 27th 06, 04:38 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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So, it's owned by the same person from whom you bought your house,
right? You're probably on pretty friendly terms with him after buying
the other one of his houses, why not just pick up the phone, just tell
him you're curious, and ask him if the house is being sold to the
current tenants.


We're not on friendly terms but I suppose I could have someone else call
them and ask if it's been sold.


 




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