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September 2008 challenge - Back to school - learning or teaching

luckypenny
August 30th, 2008, 09:51 AM
Just starting the thread now to get some ideas. An easy one is pets in the fall but as always - we are open for ideas.

many thanks1
Marko

A "back-to-school" theme? Photos can include a new trick/command, obedience school/puppy classes, playing a new game, even walking their kids to the bus stop. For kitties, perhaps something new they've taught their people :D?

Anything to do with "learning something new."

I'm good with back to school or new tricks

anyone else?

thx LP!!

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I like back to school, that's cute.

OHH NOOO!!!!!!!:yell: Back to school:cry: URGHHH! :sad: I have to go back to school in 4 days, thanks for reminding me guys:frustrated::p !


I like the theme:thumbs up

i'm good with back to school......its too early for a fall theme...next month:rolleyes:

marko
September 1st, 2008, 08:37 AM
Ok everyone - the suggestion posts are merged and the challenge is on!

As per Lp's suggestion it could be something we taught our pets - or something they have taught us. LOTS of room for creativity in this one. :highfive:

Who is going to be first?

Winston
September 1st, 2008, 08:56 AM
Okay I will start this off!

Winston learning PATIENCE! :thumbs up

He is such a good boy!

babymomma
September 1st, 2008, 08:57 AM
Omg! Cruelty to animals!!:eek: Dont worry boy, When I Come get ya, I'll let ya have the treats!:cool:

Winston
September 1st, 2008, 08:59 AM
Funny thing is he could sit like that for a really long time! I just cant make him wait too! long or else we would have a puddle on the floor!! :laughing: if he really likes something he will drool!

ancientgirl
September 1st, 2008, 10:31 AM
Oh yay! I may be able to post a few pictures for this challenge.

Here's a couple:

Czarina learning how to make herself at home.:D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Czarina/001.jpg

Czarina learning, there's no getting away from that camera monster.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Czarina/002.jpg

onster
September 1st, 2008, 10:44 AM
:laughing::laughing: I love the one of Winston and I LOVE this challenge...so easy :D

czarina is looking great :thumbs up

Bunduk learning to eat/drink in the dreaded cone. (notice the puddle of water in the cone and the kibble on the floor)

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how to be a stowaway in mommie's luggage :evil:
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and how to stalk a butterfly

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ancientgirl
September 1st, 2008, 10:46 AM
How cute, a little Bunduk!

onster
September 1st, 2008, 10:50 AM
and how to roar :laughing::laughing:
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and how to live a life of crime and yet still be super cute so as to get away with it!

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Hahahahah omg I have sooo many ..but ill stop now...have to pace myself over the month :angel::evil:

onster
September 1st, 2008, 10:56 AM
I had to include Onnie. Last ones.

Onnie needs to learn that sharing is caring :rolleyes:
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but wants to learn all about the wonders of the printer


:thumbs up

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Frenchy
September 1st, 2008, 11:59 AM
Well I just posted these ones yesterday but it fits in here :shrug:

Belle learning playing with a ball is cool !

mollywog
September 1st, 2008, 12:41 PM
aww great pics everyone!
Winston- I LOVE that picture! Priceless!
And Onster- your cats are adorable! They look like they have so much personality... and get into lots of mischief!!! ;)

allymack
September 1st, 2008, 01:10 PM
winstonaw poor winston haveing to watch the treats on his kissable nose and his paws hes looks good though:dog::cloud9:

ag, Czarina looks like she made herself completely at home there.

onster, aw, poor bunduk with his cone head.

Chris21711
September 1st, 2008, 01:21 PM
Winston - I have reported you to the powers that be :laughing:

Frenchy - You'd swear that when Ma Belle is facing upwards that she can actually see you :)

Onster - What is it with Bunduk and his raids on the Bathtub :crazy:

This is great I can see the photo challenge without Growler having to help me out, its only the first day. Growler Thanks again :thumbs up

Spatx
September 1st, 2008, 01:52 PM
Nova learning to herd dogs.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3100/2814699668_f8f71b93a4.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/2813850325_84f0f7a7a5.jpg


Now only if her victims were as happy about it as she is.


Nova needs to learn when to leave Cody alone.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3102/2814699486_0171564c00.jpg

Frenchy
September 1st, 2008, 02:12 PM
Holy crap Cody looks mad , I would leave him alone :laughing:

14+kitties
September 1st, 2008, 02:54 PM
Holy crap Cody looks mad , I would leave him alone :laughing:


That's what I was thinking too! Wow!! Ticked pup!!

Wonderful pics so far guys!! :thumbs up

meg4050
September 1st, 2008, 03:02 PM
Peaches learning how to sunbathe in his new home while mom does all the hard labour unpacking :p

Spatx
September 1st, 2008, 03:17 PM
That's what I was thinking too! Wow!! Ticked pup!!

Wonderful pics so far guys!! :thumbs up

Funny thing is they were just playing :laughing: They make a lot of silly faces when playing, and this shot just happened to turn out so random - he looks so angry!

growler~GateKeeper
September 1st, 2008, 06:02 PM
Winston - does he always eat the cookie from the same spot 1st? like the one on the left paw or the one falling off his nose? :dog:

AG - looks like Czarinas' a quick learner :D

Onster - Bunduk the bathsponge stealer :lovestruck: Onnie hoarding all the Toys :lovestruck:

Frenchy - Ma Belle has learned one of the best lessons: how to play :highfive:

Chris - your welcome, anytime :)

Spatx - that's a great last pic :laughing:

Megs - Peaches says: Ahhh this is the life :cloud9:

ancientgirl
September 1st, 2008, 07:02 PM
PEACHES!!!:lovestruck:

Here are a couple more.

Oksana learning that there's more to a microwave cart than meets the eye! It's a great new place to just hang out,

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Wicked%20Cats%202/014.jpg

or just watch the world.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Wicked%20Cats%202/017.jpg

krdahmer
September 1st, 2008, 08:44 PM
Great shots guys!!! And Peaches close up! :lovestruck::cloud9:

Here is Fagan learning why grandma Laura keeps putting all that good food outside!

and how to make his mommy melt! :lovestruck::o

ancientgirl
September 1st, 2008, 08:52 PM
:lovestruck::lovestruck:Fagan!

growler~GateKeeper
September 1st, 2008, 09:25 PM
ancientgirl cute pic of Oksanas' big stretch :lovestruck: what was so interesting - bug or bird?


krdahmer Fagan :lovestruck:what a cute cuddle partner :cloud9:

growler~GateKeeper
September 1st, 2008, 09:28 PM
Duffy's lesson learned is: there's not always milk in mum's glass :p

14+kitties
September 1st, 2008, 11:10 PM
Nice lessons so far!! And Fagan... :cloud9: Too cute!!!!!

ancientgirl
September 2nd, 2008, 08:50 AM
Growler, Duffy doesn't look very pleased with your glass's contents this time around. :laughing:

Oksana was following a bird. :D

ancientgirl
September 2nd, 2008, 06:58 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Wicked%20Cats%202/001.jpg

She really loves this thing.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Wicked%20Cats%202/002.jpg

krdahmer
September 2nd, 2008, 11:28 PM
Aw Duffy... that sneaky mom of yours swapping out the milk on ya! :laughing::lovestruck:

And man does Czarina ever look determined to get that thing!:cloud9:

growler~GateKeeper
September 2nd, 2008, 11:44 PM
ancientgirl & krdahmer :laughing: Duffy had the interested look on her face she knew it wasn't milk but was hoping - this time I had to coax her up to check out the glass :mwaha:

ancientgirl those are great pics of Czarina learning to play :lovestruck:

ancientgirl
September 3rd, 2008, 08:57 AM
Growler, did she try what was in it?

You know, when I first tried to get Czari to play, she'd just hiss and run away from the toy. But I've noticed she observes the others a lot, so I think she realized that wasn't anything to be afraid of, so she was actually having fun. She loves toy mice and she's even gotten brave enough to venture on top of the cabinets! She sees Oksana up there all the time, so last night that's where I found her. :laughing:

bendyfoot
September 3rd, 2008, 09:58 AM
Nova needs to learn when to leave Cody alone.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3102/2814699486_0171564c00.jpg

Hey, that's the snarly-growly coyote face!!! Geez, I thought only Gracie could do it that well!!!:laughing:

Spatx
September 3rd, 2008, 10:04 AM
Lol, Gracie has a new contender :laughing:

bendyfoot
September 3rd, 2008, 12:37 PM
:laughing:I love Nova's face in that pic, she's like HOLY CRAP!!!:eek: At least it looks like she gets the message...Jaida sticks her muzzle right in Gracie's mouth when it looks like that:rolleyes:

growler~GateKeeper
September 4th, 2008, 12:45 AM
Growler, did she try what was in it?

Hehe nope she doesn't like the Coke fizz up her nose :laughing: I have offered her a drop on my finger but she won't try it :cat:

Jaida sticks her muzzle right in Gracie's mouth when it looks like that:rolleyes:

:laughing: uh :rolleyes:......picture please :pray: :D

Joeyjoejoe
September 4th, 2008, 01:29 AM
My kittens taught me that sometimes deception is justifiable.

My kittens HATE getting their nails trimmed. I have many battle scars to prove it! :frustrated: I tried bribing them with treats, but they would just rather run away. I tried holding one down while a friend tried clipping, but the constant squirming made it impossible to cut the nail without a high probability of cutting the quick. BTW, I never cut their quick, so I don't why they squirm so much.

Now whenever I need to trim their nails, I clear out a section on my desk and lay down some towels. Since they like to nap while I'm on the computer, they will usually climb up and nap on the towel, instead of napping behind the monitor or by the door. Once asleep, nail trimming becomes a breeze!

My kittens, not knowing they just walked into my trap:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3212/2712997112_edebeb21c2.jpg


And just for the heck it, here are some more pics:

Azrael loves Wii!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/2820661966_b1ea7be8c0.jpg

I came home and found Kyuubi like this... I still don't know what he was up to...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/2820661788_90aed8c7b3.jpg

What's so funny? I guess windows = TV for cats.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3147/2820661682_b737667956.jpg

growler~GateKeeper
September 4th, 2008, 01:32 AM
Joeyjoejoe great lesson learned :thumbs up and love the other 3 pics just hilarious :lovestruck:

lotus
September 4th, 2008, 07:56 AM
Joeyjoejoe Love that last pic:D Your cats are sweet.:lovestruck: I wish I could get another cat but hubby loved his lotus and no cat/kitten will ever win his heart like she did.:sad: Not like I haven't tried, I borrowed cats and kittens it don't work.

Rottielover
September 4th, 2008, 08:21 AM
Roxy leaning what water and play is :)

Kayla learning to be a super star :)

Harley learning to play nice is a male dog...This is a big step for him believe me

Wendy.H.
September 4th, 2008, 10:35 AM
Here's Lucy learning: How to play peek a boo.
How nice the sun feels.

ancientgirl
September 4th, 2008, 10:40 AM
Joeyjoejoe, those two are soooooo cute! LOL, that fake out is good too. I sometimes have to wait until mine are asleep to clip their nails too.

Rottielover, your gang is always fun to look at. So nice to see Roxy playing.

Wendy, Lucy is such a little sweetie! I love the peek-a-boo picture.

growler~GateKeeper
September 5th, 2008, 02:53 AM
Rottielover great action shots :thumbs up

Wendy H nice peek a boo :cloud9:

Redneck Charger
September 5th, 2008, 06:04 AM
Great pics..:thumbs up:thumbs up

breeze
September 5th, 2008, 02:28 PM
Bree teaching Archer how to eat a raw hide

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and Archer trying to do like Bree does


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it's very hard to get them in the same picture right now..

growler~GateKeeper
September 6th, 2008, 02:11 AM
Breeze those are simply adorable :lovestruck::cloud9::lovestruck:

kanis
September 7th, 2008, 07:27 PM
Zeus has a thing for my laptop. If it's open, he's on it. I swear he's surfing the net plotting his plan for world domination.

growler~GateKeeper
September 8th, 2008, 12:39 AM
Aww cute little Zeus learning to take over the world & he's probably also learned it's a nice spot to warm the belly :cloud9:

ancientgirl
September 8th, 2008, 08:42 AM
Breeze, Bree looks like she's a good teacher. Archer is such a little cutie!

Kanis, Zeus has such a handsome little face. He looks so innocent, he can't possibly be trying to take over the world.

danam314
September 9th, 2008, 12:38 AM
Koda learns to nap...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v407/DanaMiller/P1030004a.jpg

Koda learns it can still snow in April!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v407/DanaMiller/P4210002a.jpg

Sass learns that Mikey is not food :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v407/DanaMiller/Cats/Kitties.jpg

growler~GateKeeper
September 9th, 2008, 12:50 AM
Cute pics danam314 :thumbs up nice lessons :D

Love Koda in the snow in April :lovestruck: (yes I love snow :D)

rainbow
September 14th, 2008, 03:37 AM
Such cute pics everyone. :lovestruck: :cloud9: :lovestruck:

luckypenny
September 16th, 2008, 12:16 PM
Emma walking Sandman to the bus stop on his first day back to school :D.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb195/luckypenny_02_2007/16-09-2008040.jpg

Penny learning the hard way that treats don't always miraculously fall out of her Kong (but she doesn't give up hoping :D).
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb195/luckypenny_02_2007/16-09-2008036.jpg

Love4himies
September 16th, 2008, 12:30 PM
Jasper teaching the kittens about gentle play.

Love4himies
September 16th, 2008, 12:35 PM
Kittens (Bambi, Charlie and Tips) learning how to use a laptop and what the best website is.

Love4himies
September 16th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Chris: glad you reported Winston, if you didn't I would have to :laughing: What patience!!

Growler: Did you stand and watch Duffy put her paw in the glass and not try to stop her :eek::evil: That is almost as mean as Winston.:D

Everbody's pictures are priceless. :cloud9::lovestruck:

phoozles
September 16th, 2008, 03:42 PM
Great pics everyone!

Here's Alley learning how delicious tomatoes are

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/phoozles/alley%20getting%20into%20trouble/Mmmtomatoes.jpg

And Jake learning it's best to let Alley get things for him - that way she gets in trouble instead!

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/phoozles/alley%20getting%20into%20trouble/jakewonderswhatsgoingon.jpg

phoozles
September 16th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Some more..

Here's Ethel teaching her daughter Violet where the sweet smelling shoes are

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/phoozles/kittens/EthelandCC.jpg

Violet learning how to play dead in order to get that mouse

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/phoozles/kittens/CCplaysdead.jpg

And Alley learning that Ethel might be scary, but she can't reach her through that door!

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/phoozles/showdown.jpg

growler~GateKeeper
September 17th, 2008, 12:33 AM
LP - both those pics are so cute :lovestruck: Did Emma wait for the bus to come & watch Sandman get on? or would that be too embarrasingly parental? :laughing:

L4H - love the kittens on the laptop :cloud9: adorable!

Phoozles - that Alley sucha sweet little :evil: :laughing:, great pic of Violet playing dead :D


Growler: Did you stand and watch Duffy put her paw in the glass and not try to stop her :eek::evil: That is almost as mean as Winston.:D

No paws in the glass, I had to coax her up on the table, she already knew at that point what was in it & didn't want to sniff the glass cuz she doesn't like the fizzys up her nose :laughing:

Love4himies
September 17th, 2008, 07:29 AM
And Alley learning that Ethel might be scary, but she can't reach her through that door!

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/phoozles/showdown.jpg

Oh my, Alley is quite brave, or is she instigating?:p

ancientgirl
September 17th, 2008, 09:03 AM
:laughing: L4H, I get the feeling Alley is a bit of an instigator. That bad girl.

Everyone has such great pictures!

Here's one I got last night.

Learning tolerance.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Wicked%20Cats/Picture029.jpg

This is the closest they've sat next to each other where neither one is swatting or hissing.

phoozles
September 17th, 2008, 01:35 PM
Yep L4H she's mostly instigating there .. because she doesn't like change :rolleyes: :laughing:

ancient way to get them that close with no fights AND a camera in their faces! :thumbs up

Love4himies
September 17th, 2008, 01:48 PM
:laughing: L4H, I get the feeling Alley is a bit of an instigator. That bad girl.

Everyone has such great pictures!

Here's one I got last night.

Learning tolerance.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Wicked%20Cats/Picture029.jpg

This is the closest they've sat next to each other where neither one is swatting or hissing.

OMG that is great!!!!! Kiska just so looks like my Sweet Pea :cloud9:

ancientgirl
September 17th, 2008, 01:53 PM
phoozles, that was such a monumental occasion, I needed a picture. LOL, those are always getting into it.

L4H, I can't believe how feisty Kiska is too. I don't think I've ever seen an up close picture of Sweet Pea though. Can you post one so I can see how much they look alike?

Love4himies
September 17th, 2008, 02:05 PM
phoozles, that was such a monumental occasion, I needed a picture. LOL, those are always getting into it.

L4H, I can't believe how feisty Kiska is too. I don't think I've ever seen an up close picture of Sweet Pea though. Can you post one so I can see how much they look alike?

:sorry::offtopic:

ancientgirl
September 17th, 2008, 02:08 PM
:sorry::offtopic:

Oh wow! The only big difference is their nose.:lovestruck:

cpietra16
September 17th, 2008, 03:12 PM
Nickie learning real quick that you do not touch bunnies hay.....no!no!no!:D

poodletalk
September 17th, 2008, 03:38 PM
My foster kittens taking the time to eat, they are learning there will always be food available for them and they never have to go hungry again!

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/smoochyourpoochs/Alwaystimetoeat.jpg

ancientgirl
September 17th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Aww, cute!

cpietra16, it's hard for me to imagine a ticked off bunny, but apparently you can't cross a bunny :laughing:

poodletalk, the kittens are just adorable!

growler~GateKeeper
September 17th, 2008, 10:48 PM
ancientgirl that's great progress, especially for those two :thumbs up

Cpietra16 reminds me of the Trix cereal commercials (Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids) , only the other way around....Silly kitty, hay is for rabbits :laughing:

poodletalk cute fosters :cloud9: are they all pure black or do they have some white?

poodletalk
September 18th, 2008, 10:06 AM
poodletalk cute fosters are they all pure black or do they have some white?

They have abit of white on their chest..they have come along way in the three weeks of their rescue. From hissing and biting to purring and caressing.:thumbs up

14+kitties
September 19th, 2008, 10:45 PM
All of the pics are fantastic ladies and gent. Love them!!!! :cloud9:
Right now Mylee is trying to make me learn how to type with one finger. She is sleeping on my arm.:rolleyes:

poodletalk - those babies! :cloud9: I wish I had room.......... :sad:

rainbow
September 20th, 2008, 02:11 AM
luckypenny, silly Penny. :D

L4H, sweet Uncle Jasper is amazing. :cloud9:

phoozles, little Alley is priceless :laughing: and love the pic of Violet playing dead. :lovestruck:

ancient girl, awesome to see Czarina and Kiska so close. :cloud9:

cpietra, cute pic. :D

poodletalk, adorable kittens. :lovestruck:

Frenchy
September 21st, 2008, 09:09 PM
My foster kittens taking the time to eat, they are learning there will always be food available for them and they never have to go hungry again!



ahhh there they are ! :lovestruck: cute little carpet ! :cloud9:

Frenchy
September 21st, 2008, 09:18 PM
Emma walking Sandman to the bus stop on his first day back to school :D.

ahhh so adorable !!! And Sandman is walking on the left side just how it should be :laughing:

Penny learning the hard way that treats don't always miraculously fall out of her Kong [SIZE="1"](but she doesn't give up hoping :D).
Looks like she's praying to her Cuz :laughing:
Jasper teaching the kittens about gentle play.
omg Jasper has his paws full :D
Kittens (Bambi, Charlie and Tips) learning how to use a laptop and what the best website is.
who the little one on 2 legs ? :lovestruck: must be Tips :cloud9:

Chaser
September 21st, 2008, 11:01 PM
Kailey learning that puppies aren't scary, and actually make great playmates! :lovestruck:

Chaser
September 21st, 2008, 11:05 PM
Sorry, I'm too far behind to comment on all, but everyone has posted some adorable pictures! :lovestruck:

Phoozles - I love your kitties in the fridge! :laughing:

growler~GateKeeper
September 21st, 2008, 11:06 PM
Chase mom that's adorable :lovestruck:

TeriM
September 22nd, 2008, 01:38 AM
Wow, what wonderful pictures everyone :cloud9:.

rainbow
September 22nd, 2008, 03:10 AM
Chase_Mom, awwwww, kailey and the puppy.....aren't you glad you kept her? :cloud9:

rainbow
September 22nd, 2008, 03:53 AM
The boys learning recall.....

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The boys learning "wait for mom"....


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Frenchy
September 22nd, 2008, 12:44 PM
ahhhh Rainbow ! Soooo happy to see your guys :cloud9: they're gorgeous ! :lovestruck:

growler~GateKeeper
September 22nd, 2008, 11:35 PM
Awww Logan :lovestruck: & Chase :lovestruck: look like they're doing great in their lessons :thumbs up

So cute how Chase is watching Logan in the first, I'll bet he's thinking he wants to "chase" his brother :laughing:

rainbow
September 23rd, 2008, 01:25 AM
Awww Logan :lovestruck: & Chase :lovestruck: look like they're doing great in their lessons :thumbs up

So cute how Chase is watching Logan in the first, I'll bet he's thinking he wants to "chase" his brother :laughing:


Well he did do lots of that but these pics were taken before Chase screwed up his leg again. :rolleyes: I was so proud of Logan though....it was the first time he'd been off leash for awhile. :D

growler~GateKeeper
September 23rd, 2008, 01:29 AM
YAY Logan!!! He wanted to show mum that he can listen, :pawprint: & maybe you'll be a little more lax next time & he can zoom off :dog::laughing:

Well chasing after a Sibe is always a great workout & lots of "fun" :laughing:

rainbow
September 23rd, 2008, 02:03 AM
Hee hee.....hotdogs are a great incentive for him. :D

growler~GateKeeper
September 23rd, 2008, 02:47 AM
Well you know the saying: The sun rises & sets on a Sibe's stomach :laughing: :dog:

ownedbycats
September 28th, 2008, 06:53 PM
This is Dr. Suess, just three days ago learning about composters. It was the first time he had his leash moved back there and I thought he would have more sense. Because I had my hands full of camera, right after I took this picture, Seuss managed to jump in. ICK!!! :yuck:(He wanted to eat the flies. For some reason he really didn't want rescue.

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growler~GateKeeper
September 28th, 2008, 08:09 PM
:laughing: silly Dr. Suess :cat:

rainbow
September 28th, 2008, 08:21 PM
I second that :D .....good thing his whole body didn't fit down there. :eek: