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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default OT bad kitty!

    Angela was supposed to sew her elastic on her pre-pointe shoes on Friday in
    class. They had the girls on pointe helping them. But the girl helping
    Angela is only 12 and apparently didn't know what she was doing. I felt
    good when I saw her take a shoe to the teacher for approval. Only to find
    they had sewn the elastic on wrong. So she had to take it off. Then a 15
    year old tried to help her. She had exactly one stitch sewn.

    I tried to show her today but it didn't go well at all. Basically I think
    she doesn't want to know how to do it. But that is the rule at her studio.
    If you go en pointe, you sew your own shoes.

    So there I was, sewing the elastic on. I did try to force her to do just
    one piece but she kept saying she didn't understand or couldn't do it.
    Yeah, cuz she didn't try. Anyway...

    The baby cat was keenly interested in what I was doing. My right leg is a
    bloody mess from her jumping repeatedly in my lap to get the needle. And
    twice she caught the thread in her teeth. Held it there like a prize!
    Looked like she was flossing.

    And which cat was this? Ballerina. Angela named her. I said that is what
    she gets for giving her that name.



  2. #2
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!

    Sounds like my brats They become totally unknowing when it suits them


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j8335u$g0e$[email protected]..
    > Angela was supposed to sew her elastic on her pre-pointe shoes on
    > Friday in class. They had the girls on pointe helping them. But the
    > girl helping Angela is only 12 and apparently didn't know what she was
    > doing. I felt good when I saw her take a shoe to the teacher for
    > approval. Only to find they had sewn the elastic on wrong. So she
    > had to take it off. Then a 15 year old tried to help her. She had
    > exactly one stitch sewn.
    >
    > I tried to show her today but it didn't go well at all. Basically I
    > think she doesn't want to know how to do it. But that is the rule at
    > her studio. If you go en pointe, you sew your own shoes.
    >
    > So there I was, sewing the elastic on. I did try to force her to do
    > just one piece but she kept saying she didn't understand or couldn't
    > do it. Yeah, cuz she didn't try. Anyway...
    >
    > The baby cat was keenly interested in what I was doing. My right leg
    > is a bloody mess from her jumping repeatedly in my lap to get the
    > needle. And twice she caught the thread in her teeth. Held it there
    > like a prize! Looked like she was flossing.
    >
    > And which cat was this? Ballerina. Angela named her. I said that is
    > what she gets for giving her that name.
    >


  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!


    "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Sounds like my brats They become totally unknowing when it suits them
    >


    That's what I thought.



  4. #4
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!

    On 10/24/2011 2:48 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    > "Ozgirl"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Sounds like my brats They become totally unknowing when it suits them
    >>

    >
    > That's what I thought.
    >
    >

    My little foster baby is an angel. He's not even 6 weeks old and is
    completely litter trained, bright and alert, answers to his name and is
    the best friend of our Toy Poodle. We are taking Yogi on an RV trip for
    10 days and will get him his shots and turn him over to the shelter so
    he can be adopted when we get back.

    I will miss him, but I can't give him the kind of hoe he deserves.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

  5. #5
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!


    "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4ea6036e$0$19596$c3e8da3$[email protected] eb.com...
    > On 10/24/2011 2:48 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >> "Ozgirl"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Sounds like my brats They become totally unknowing when it suits them
    >>>

    >>
    >> That's what I thought.
    >>
    >>

    > My little foster baby is an angel. He's not even 6 weeks old and is
    > completely litter trained, bright and alert, answers to his name and is
    > the best friend of our Toy Poodle. We are taking Yogi on an RV trip for 10
    > days and will get him his shots and turn him over to the shelter so he can
    > be adopted when we get back.
    >
    > I will miss him, but I can't give him the kind of hoe he deserves.


    I think she was referring to my daughter. But I could be wrong.



  6. #6
    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!

    In article <j8335u$g0e$[email protected]>, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I tried to show her today but it didn't go well at all. Basically I think
    > she doesn't want to know how to do it. But that is the rule at her studio.
    > If you go en pointe, you sew your own shoes.
    >
    > So there I was, sewing the elastic on. I did try to force her to do just
    > one piece but she kept saying she didn't understand or couldn't do it.
    > Yeah, cuz she didn't try. Anyway...


    yet another example of how you are teaching your child to be a failure

  7. #7
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!



    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j854in$ojk$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:4ea6036e$0$19596$c3e8da3$[email protected] eb.com...
    >> On 10/24/2011 2:48 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>> "Ozgirl"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>> Sounds like my brats They become totally unknowing when it suits
    >>>> them
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> That's what I thought.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> My little foster baby is an angel. He's not even 6 weeks old and is
    >> completely litter trained, bright and alert, answers to his name and
    >> is the best friend of our Toy Poodle. We are taking Yogi on an RV
    >> trip for 10 days and will get him his shots and turn him over to the
    >> shelter so he can be adopted when we get back.
    >>
    >> I will miss him, but I can't give him the kind of hoe he deserves.

    >
    > I think she was referring to my daughter. But I could be wrong.


    Yeah I was talking about human brats bad thing with mine is that they
    pretty much do anything of the domestic nature but choose not to
    sometimes.


  8. #8
    Tiger Lily Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!

    On 10/24/2011 11:24 PM, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:
    > In article<j8335u$g0e$[email protected]>, "Julie Bove"<[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I tried to show her today but it didn't go well at all. Basically I think
    >> she doesn't want to know how to do it. But that is the rule at her studio.
    >> If you go en pointe, you sew your own shoes.
    >>
    >> So there I was, sewing the elastic on. I did try to force her to do just
    >> one piece but she kept saying she didn't understand or couldn't do it.
    >> Yeah, cuz she didn't try. Anyway...

    >
    > yet another example of how you are teaching your child to be a failure


    kids learn best by their peers

    while parents have to show their children no end of skills for survival,
    if the child isn't interested.......... well, back to peer pressure

    a parents job is to provide unconditional love & support for their
    child....... the rest sorta falls into place with peer pressure



    kate

  9. #9
    Robert Miles Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!

    On 10/24/2011 2:13 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    [snip]
    > The baby cat was keenly interested in what I was doing. My right leg is a
    > bloody mess from her jumping repeatedly in my lap to get the needle. And
    > twice she caught the thread in her teeth. Held it there like a prize!
    > Looked like she was flossing.
    >
    > And which cat was this? Ballerina. Angela named her. I said that is what
    > she gets for giving her that name.


    Reminds me of a time at my parents' house when about three cats kept
    climbing on the front screen door to show that they wanted to come
    inside. We finally got some spray bottles and started spraying
    water on those who were climbing; they soon stopped.


  10. #10
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!


    "Robert Miles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4ea6e44f$0$23767$[email protected]..
    > On 10/24/2011 2:13 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    > [snip]
    >> The baby cat was keenly interested in what I was doing. My right leg is
    >> a
    >> bloody mess from her jumping repeatedly in my lap to get the needle. And
    >> twice she caught the thread in her teeth. Held it there like a prize!
    >> Looked like she was flossing.
    >>
    >> And which cat was this? Ballerina. Angela named her. I said that is
    >> what
    >> she gets for giving her that name.

    >
    > Reminds me of a time at my parents' house when about three cats kept
    > climbing on the front screen door to show that they wanted to come
    > inside. We finally got some spray bottles and started spraying
    > water on those who were climbing; they soon stopped.


    Wouldn't work for Ballerina. She loves water!



  11. #11
    Robert Miles Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!

    On 10/25/2011 2:47 PM, Julie Bove wrote:
    > "Robert Miles"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:4ea6e44f$0$23767$[email protected]..
    >> On 10/24/2011 2:13 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >> [snip]
    >>> The baby cat was keenly interested in what I was doing. My right leg is
    >>> a
    >>> bloody mess from her jumping repeatedly in my lap to get the needle. And
    >>> twice she caught the thread in her teeth. Held it there like a prize!
    >>> Looked like she was flossing.
    >>>
    >>> And which cat was this? Ballerina. Angela named her. I said that is
    >>> what
    >>> she gets for giving her that name.

    >>
    >> Reminds me of a time at my parents' house when about three cats kept
    >> climbing on the front screen door to show that they wanted to come
    >> inside. We finally got some spray bottles and started spraying
    >> water on those who were climbing; they soon stopped.

    >
    > Wouldn't work for Ballerina. She loves water!


    Even cold water?


  12. #12
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!


    "Robert Miles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4ea73ad7$0$10363$[email protected]..
    > On 10/25/2011 2:47 PM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >> "Robert Miles"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:4ea6e44f$0$23767$[email protected]..
    >>> On 10/24/2011 2:13 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>> [snip]
    >>>> The baby cat was keenly interested in what I was doing. My right leg
    >>>> is
    >>>> a
    >>>> bloody mess from her jumping repeatedly in my lap to get the needle.
    >>>> And
    >>>> twice she caught the thread in her teeth. Held it there like a prize!
    >>>> Looked like she was flossing.
    >>>>
    >>>> And which cat was this? Ballerina. Angela named her. I said that is
    >>>> what
    >>>> she gets for giving her that name.
    >>>
    >>> Reminds me of a time at my parents' house when about three cats kept
    >>> climbing on the front screen door to show that they wanted to come
    >>> inside. We finally got some spray bottles and started spraying
    >>> water on those who were climbing; they soon stopped.

    >>
    >> Wouldn't work for Ballerina. She loves water!

    >
    > Even cold water?


    Yes. She loved her fountain so much that I bought them a huge one with 5
    spouts on it. She loves to put her paws where the water trickles out. Any
    time I turn a faucet on, she is there. She gets in the shower with me.
    Angela fills the sink with water and puts little boats and rubber ducks in
    it. She bats them around with her paws. This is one cat who would love to
    take a bath. Another thing Angela used to do was use some toys called sea
    squirts. They are little rubber fish. They suck up water and squirt it out
    their mouths. She loves to get squirted, especially in the face.



  13. #13
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!

    we could get into a discussion of spoinling your kids, but since i have none
    i won't go there... but lol to the cat, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j8335u$g0e$[email protected]..
    > Angela was supposed to sew her elastic on her pre-pointe shoes on Friday
    > in class. They had the girls on pointe helping them. But the girl
    > helping Angela is only 12 and apparently didn't know what she was doing.
    > I felt good when I saw her take a shoe to the teacher for approval. Only
    > to find they had sewn the elastic on wrong. So she had to take it off.
    > Then a 15 year old tried to help her. She had exactly one stitch sewn.
    >
    > I tried to show her today but it didn't go well at all. Basically I think
    > she doesn't want to know how to do it. But that is the rule at her
    > studio. If you go en pointe, you sew your own shoes.
    >
    > So there I was, sewing the elastic on. I did try to force her to do just
    > one piece but she kept saying she didn't understand or couldn't do it.
    > Yeah, cuz she didn't try. Anyway...
    >
    > The baby cat was keenly interested in what I was doing. My right leg is a
    > bloody mess from her jumping repeatedly in my lap to get the needle. And
    > twice she caught the thread in her teeth. Held it there like a prize!
    > Looked like she was flossing.
    >
    > And which cat was this? Ballerina. Angela named her. I said that is
    > what she gets for giving her that name.
    >




  14. #14
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!

    no you aren't, the cats are ALL KNOWING lol, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j854in$ojk$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:4ea6036e$0$19596$c3e8da3$[email protected] eb.com...
    >> On 10/24/2011 2:48 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>> "Ozgirl"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>> Sounds like my brats They become totally unknowing when it suits
    >>>> them
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> That's what I thought.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> My little foster baby is an angel. He's not even 6 weeks old and is
    >> completely litter trained, bright and alert, answers to his name and is
    >> the best friend of our Toy Poodle. We are taking Yogi on an RV trip for
    >> 10 days and will get him his shots and turn him over to the shelter so he
    >> can be adopted when we get back.
    >>
    >> I will miss him, but I can't give him the kind of hoe he deserves.

    >
    > I think she was referring to my daughter. But I could be wrong.
    >




  15. #15
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!

    some cats love it all, i have one that will be doing something wrong, so she
    gets a spray, so she turns the other side and looks at dh like do this
    side!!! Lee
    "Robert Miles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4ea73ad7$0$10363$[email protected]..
    > On 10/25/2011 2:47 PM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >> "Robert Miles"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:4ea6e44f$0$23767$[email protected]..
    >>> On 10/24/2011 2:13 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>> [snip]
    >>>> The baby cat was keenly interested in what I was doing. My right leg
    >>>> is
    >>>> a
    >>>> bloody mess from her jumping repeatedly in my lap to get the needle.
    >>>> And
    >>>> twice she caught the thread in her teeth. Held it there like a prize!
    >>>> Looked like she was flossing.
    >>>>
    >>>> And which cat was this? Ballerina. Angela named her. I said that is
    >>>> what
    >>>> she gets for giving her that name.
    >>>
    >>> Reminds me of a time at my parents' house when about three cats kept
    >>> climbing on the front screen door to show that they wanted to come
    >>> inside. We finally got some spray bottles and started spraying
    >>> water on those who were climbing; they soon stopped.

    >>
    >> Wouldn't work for Ballerina. She loves water!

    >
    > Even cold water?
    >




  16. #16
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!

    ooohhhhh must have a link for the fountain!!! Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j87fsi$aem$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Robert Miles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:4ea73ad7$0$10363$[email protected]..
    >> On 10/25/2011 2:47 PM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>> "Robert Miles"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:4ea6e44f$0$23767$[email protected]..
    >>>> On 10/24/2011 2:13 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>>> [snip]
    >>>>> The baby cat was keenly interested in what I was doing. My right leg
    >>>>> is
    >>>>> a
    >>>>> bloody mess from her jumping repeatedly in my lap to get the needle.
    >>>>> And
    >>>>> twice she caught the thread in her teeth. Held it there like a prize!
    >>>>> Looked like she was flossing.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> And which cat was this? Ballerina. Angela named her. I said that is
    >>>>> what
    >>>>> she gets for giving her that name.
    >>>>
    >>>> Reminds me of a time at my parents' house when about three cats kept
    >>>> climbing on the front screen door to show that they wanted to come
    >>>> inside. We finally got some spray bottles and started spraying
    >>>> water on those who were climbing; they soon stopped.
    >>>
    >>> Wouldn't work for Ballerina. She loves water!

    >>
    >> Even cold water?

    >
    > Yes. She loved her fountain so much that I bought them a huge one with 5
    > spouts on it. She loves to put her paws where the water trickles out.
    > Any time I turn a faucet on, she is there. She gets in the shower with
    > me. Angela fills the sink with water and puts little boats and rubber
    > ducks in it. She bats them around with her paws. This is one cat who
    > would love to take a bath. Another thing Angela used to do was use some
    > toys called sea squirts. They are little rubber fish. They suck up water
    > and squirt it out their mouths. She loves to get squirted, especially in
    > the face.
    >




  17. #17
    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!

    In article <[email protected]>, Tiger Lily <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On 10/24/2011 11:24 PM, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:
    > > In article<j8335u$g0e$[email protected]>, "Julie Bove"<[email protected]>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >> I tried to show her today but it didn't go well at all. Basically I think
    > >> she doesn't want to know how to do it. But that is the rule at her studio.
    > >> If you go en pointe, you sew your own shoes.
    > >>
    > >> So there I was, sewing the elastic on. I did try to force her to do just
    > >> one piece but she kept saying she didn't understand or couldn't do it.
    > >> Yeah, cuz she didn't try. Anyway...

    > >
    > > yet another example of how you are teaching your child to be a failure

    >
    > kids learn best by their peers
    >
    > while parents have to show their children no end of skills for survival,
    > if the child isn't interested.......... well, back to peer pressure
    >
    > a parents job is to provide unconditional love & support for their
    > child....... the rest sorta falls into place with peer pressure
    >
    >
    >
    > kate


    and her kid has learned a valuable lesson: "I don't have to do anything because
    mom will either do it for me or find a reason I don't have to do it"

    and then she goes out into the real world and every time she has a problem, she
    is ill- or un- prepared to do the task or even search her mind for a similar
    learning experience. with the inevitable result that she will depend on the
    kindness of strangers and lose her iPod everytime

  18. #18
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > ooohhhhh must have a link for the fountain!!! Lee


    I got it at Amazon but let me find it.

    This is it:

    http://www.amazon.com/Drinkwell-D360...9604298&sr=8-9

    Filters are not required but if you decide to use them make sure to order
    extra. I think it says to change the filters every two weeks but I go for
    longer. I am actually bad. I do not clean it out well until I notice that
    the water flow is lessening. Actually the first time it got all stopped up.
    Cat hair and even dust will clog it. But... This model is easier to clean
    out than the single spout one. Still a bit of a pain and can take a while
    to clean. But they love it and it holds so much water I don't have to worry
    about them ever running out.



  19. #19
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!

    thanks, the one that my friends got me after the fire is ceramic and a
    breeze to clean, a tip... if you have something to cover the fountain with,
    when it needs cleaning, the water level is probably lower, leave it plugged
    in and add white vinagar cover for a day and it will clean super quick, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j883df$8ca$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> ooohhhhh must have a link for the fountain!!! Lee

    >
    > I got it at Amazon but let me find it.
    >
    > This is it:
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/Drinkwell-D360...9604298&sr=8-9
    >
    > Filters are not required but if you decide to use them make sure to order
    > extra. I think it says to change the filters every two weeks but I go for
    > longer. I am actually bad. I do not clean it out well until I notice
    > that the water flow is lessening. Actually the first time it got all
    > stopped up. Cat hair and even dust will clog it. But... This model is
    > easier to clean out than the single spout one. Still a bit of a pain and
    > can take a while to clean. But they love it and it holds so much water I
    > don't have to worry about them ever running out.
    >




  20. #20
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: OT bad kitty!


    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > thanks, the one that my friends got me after the fire is ceramic and a
    > breeze to clean, a tip... if you have something to cover the fountain
    > with, when it needs cleaning, the water level is probably lower, leave it
    > plugged in and add white vinagar cover for a day and it will clean super
    > quick, Lee


    The cats would go nuts if I did that. They follow me into the kitchen when
    I clean it and they are not happy until I return it, filled. Luckily we
    don't have hard water here.



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