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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 1, 2020

With Covid cases raging out of control and with a dearth of sports options on the immediate horizon, I have decided today’s thread will be…….

cat pics.

Here’s a pic of Carson the day he got home from the vet with his sensor on. Not a happy kitty.

And here he is last night after I took the sensor off because it stopped working. Happy kitty.

Here’s a pic from a couple years ago. Carson all stretched out. Big boy.

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  1. Carstie Clausen said, on December 1, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Yes, he does look rather pussed-off, Has he tried to scratch it off?

    • Flavor said, on December 1, 2020 at 8:30 am

      no. they did put him in a sweater that he destroyed when we got home in seconds. But he left the sensor alone. It’s only supposed to work for 14 days and this one crapped out after like 10 days for some reason, Gotta get a new one

  2. willedav said, on December 1, 2020 at 8:16 am

    flav you watch Stanford mens b-ball? the highly touted recruit Z Williams went off, with 19 points and 8 boards as they routed Bama by 18. He hit his first 3 shots in a row from 3 plus couple pull up Js and rebounded well. He can push ball upcourt at 6-7 after rebound, and had 3 assists despite some screwups that resulted in turnovers.

    They get TarHeels tonite in Maui Invitational, which is being played in North Carolina. Heels had easy win too, and they are big inside which Stanford is not Plus of course they have slew of talented incoming frosh at skill grade of whom a program like that gets all the time, so big test.
    But man Williams looks like real deal–not sure Cards bench can hang but eager to see what else they’ve got. And consensus is this guy is one and done, so catch him while you can.

    • Flavor said, on December 1, 2020 at 8:32 am

      i haven’t caught a Stanford hoops game in probably 3 years. I am just totally off the Pac 12, man. Hate Larry Scott, he’s singlehandedly ruined the conference.

  3. willedav said, on December 1, 2020 at 8:57 am

    I give Stanford Coach Haase credit, he’s been able to recruit talent over there. He brought in Tyrell Terry at G last year and he got drafted in first round of NBA after one season. Williams, whom Haase stole out of LA area, looks even better. I think this team will be very competitive in league, though depth will be an issue. Starters have off night isn’t much to fall back on.
    Adam Keefe’s son James plays a lot, though not near Dad’s level.
    Yes, Scott sucks

  4. sandog said, on December 1, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Pretty cool how well you and Loo and others care for those cats. Carson looks like a champ.

    I haven’t had too much experience with cats.. However, In college, we were in Mexico for a day of food and drink and pulled over on the road to take a leak. We were in the middle of nowhere and a cat approached us. We brought him home with us and he was a great pet. He roamed the neighborhood and checked in with us for meals. A neighbor adopted him after we moved out at the end of the school year. I might be able to dig up a pic later.

    • Flavor said, on December 1, 2020 at 9:21 am

      yes, this is a good day for cat pics send it to me

  5. unca_chuck said, on December 1, 2020 at 10:33 am

    This is Tabitha. We were a cat family before we were a dog family. We had this one, and Tommy. A big, mean American Curl. The overlap proved to do Tabby in though. Jozie the black lab was the backyard dog. Tabby was an outdoor cat who mainly stayed in the front yard. A friend of one of my kids let Jozie out and she took off after Tabby, who was 12 at the time. She tried to run up a tree but fell and broke her pelvis. The vet said there was little they could do. I had just caught a plane to go to Houston for business and the kids were heartbroken. Allison wrote a story about Tabby on the carrier she took her to the vet in. We still have it, and it tears me up to this day.

    Losing pets really sucks.

    Tabby was a small sweet cat who held her own with the other cats in the hood.

    tabitha

  6. chipower9 said, on December 1, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    That is one pissed-off pussy in the first picture. 🙂 Hey Flappers – been meaning to get on here and see how the hell you all are doing. I hope this finds you all well, and also hope you had a healthy and happy Thanksgiving.

    Gail was feeling a bit out of sorts a couple of weeks ago, and we ended-up getting tested for Covid. What a fucking experience. I did not know that anything could be shoved that far up my schnoz without it poking my brain. But, we both tested negative, and that was a relief, because with Gail’s age and the fact she has asthma, she is one of those “high risk” individuals.

    We loaded-up the dogs (sorry all you cats out there) and took my trailer to the coast (Point Reyes) over Thanksgiving. Weather was beautiful and we had a great time.

    I saw a couple of the past thread topics was the NFL. They just need to shut-down for a couple of weeks and get a handle on the Covid shit, IMO.

    Anyway, hope you all are well.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on December 1, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      Chi: Been missing you on theFlap. Good to see you back and double that as you and Gail tested negative for the nasty.

  7. chipower9 said, on December 1, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Flav – is your cat a Maine Coon?

  8. chipower9 said, on December 1, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    I have not had a cat for years. Will see if I can dig some pictures up. I had a pure white cat name Boo who was cool as hell. Also had one who I believe was a ragdoll named Zeus. Zeus was very cool. You could wad a piece of paper up into a small ball, and throw it, and he would retrieve it like a dog (dropping it at your feet), and just do it over and over again. He was obviously a dog in a past life. 😉 Both cats were rescues….

    • Winder said, on December 1, 2020 at 2:23 pm

      One of my cats does that. with paper balls. After about 8/9 throws he starts playing soccer with it

      • Carstie Clausen said, on December 1, 2020 at 3:52 pm

        My dad used to have a Tuxedo cat, descendant of my puss department at Magnusheim, who he “trained” to play hocker. (cross between hockey and soccer).

        He’d set one of his shoes on the floor, side facing the other end of the room. Then he’d wad up a ball of newsprint and toss it to the other side. “Festus” would dash over there and start batting at it, ultimately scoring a goal, He’d go on with it as long as Dad kept tossing. Too bad that this was late 80’s/early 90’s as video-phones and You-tube weren’t around in those days. Maybe I should have gotten a stopwatch and timed him, keeping stats.

        Tried to fool the old man into adopting a second cat with different coloring, toss the “ball” to mid-floor and watch the results. Might have led to a bunch of “fous-fouddling”, but that would have made for totally rad video. Chances are that fur would have flown, but no need for a vet.

  9. Winder said, on December 1, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    I would send in pictures of my cats but all I have is a burner and don’t know how to load them onto my computer. I don’t even know if i can.
    from the Athletic: bits and pieces

    Almost certain to be offered arbitration
    • Donovan Solano (projected arbitration salary between $2 million and $4 million)

    • Austin Slater ($1 million – $2 million)

    • Alex Dickerson ($2 million – $3.3 million)

    • Reyes Moronta ($800,000)

    On the bubble, but likely to be offered arbitration
    • Jarlin García ($900,000 – $1.3 million)

    • Wandy Peralta ($1 million – $1.2 million)

    • Darin Ruf ($1.4 million – $1.9 million)

    On the bubble, but unlikely to be offered arbitration
    • Trevor Gott ($700,000 – $1 million)

    • Daniel Robertson ($1.1 million – $1.3 million)

    • Tyler Anderson ($2.4 million – $4.3 million)
    The Athletic doesn’t let you copy everything so I just threw this out

    • sandog said, on December 1, 2020 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks for this Winder. I’m so excited about these expiring contracts that I don’t care what Zaidi does to fill out the roster for this year. Bring in a batch of 35 year olds from the Korean League? Fine, bring it on. Waiver wire pickups, take a bunch of flyers on high risk/ high reward guys—whatever—it’s all good in my book.
      And if ballparks are open, I will go in and cheer my ass off for Buster and Craw and Belt for all they have done for this team.
      I’m zen as fuck heading into this season. It’s gonna be beautiful.

      • Winder said, on December 1, 2020 at 3:04 pm

        Good chance baseball kicks off if we get a vaccine. Spring baseball is always a great time of year. Enthusiasm abounds even when you know the team has needs. It’s baseballs rebirth. I still feel it every year.

    • xoot said, on December 1, 2020 at 4:47 pm

      I saw that rare good story from Brisbee today, too. Good stuff. His blurb on Wandy was especially good, I thought:

      “Peralta has been teasing teams with his potential for years, and his final eight appearances in 2020 — 11 IP, 9 K, 3 BB, 5 H, 0 R — should give the Giants hope. His strong pitching in September brought his ERA from 5.52 down to 3.29, and he throws a whatchamacallit pitch that’s hard to find or replicate in a left-hander:

      “[short vid of Wandy striking out Tatis (I think)]

      “Baseball Savant has it as a changeup, even though it went about as fast as the average Tony Watson fastball, but let’s call it a changeup. Whatever it is, it is absolutely nasty, and it’s hard to believe the Giants think they can guarantee a seven-, eight- or nine-man bullpen that’s better/cheaper/more effective without Peralta.”

  10. unca_chuck said, on December 1, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Gotta love Bill Walton.

    • xoot said, on December 1, 2020 at 4:49 pm

      He loves to insult his co-announcers. During the Stanford game today he asked his announcing partner if he went to college.

  11. Flavor said, on December 1, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    WillieD got me to watch a Stanford basketball game. They’re playing NC. These refs are terrible.

    • djloo27 said, on December 1, 2020 at 3:46 pm

      Forwarded pics of Mac’s cats to you, BF…

      • Flavor said, on December 1, 2020 at 3:48 pm

        excellent. See? Now we are really doing something with the day. I’ll upload them when I get home

    • willedav said, on December 1, 2020 at 4:45 pm

      Yes they are. One thing for Walton, when he actually talks basketball, not shy about dissing refs. And usually it’s to let guys play and stop slowing game down with continuous whistles.

  12. alleykat69 said, on December 1, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Not good for some of the Giants top prospects this off season, first Outfielder Heliot Ramos suffered a oblique strain then Outfielder Alexander Canário a shoulder injury and now Reliever Melvin Adon ( who can fire the heater at 101 plus) threw a pitch the other day and was writhing in pain with an arm injury which hasn’t been determined yet on the severity of the injury. Crossing fingers cause he was a likely add to the BP next year..

  13. alleykat69 said, on December 1, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Word is the Giants want to borrow one of the cats from the flap to help do a cat scan on Melvin Adon’s right arm..

  14. xoot said, on December 1, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    I have no cat pics. I have some receipts on-line I’m sure for the thousands of dollars I spent at the end of my last cat’s life. Fusk. I think one of the kids named him. I soothed him as he went under and spent another small bundle for an individual cremation and nice cedar box for the ashes. When my house got burglarized about ten years ago, the thieves left traces of their search for cash: shoes in the closet upended, probably inspected separately, sock drawer rifled, etc., and Fusk’s cedar chest, left on the living room table. Looked promising, I suppose. Luckily, the box held tight against their prying and they finally gave up and fled with an XBox and a tv. They left Fusk intact. He’s still up there on top of the book shelves.

    • Flavor said, on December 1, 2020 at 5:54 pm

      fuckin’ right on. Fusk fighting even after he’s gone.

    • unca_chuck said, on December 1, 2020 at 7:24 pm

      Shit, Xoot, I read that as ‘recipes’ and nearly spit out my beer.

      My sister has Lola the dog, Arnold the dog, Ziggy the dog, AJ the dog (Arnold’s mom), BJ, the dog (AJ’s bro), Onyx the cat, Tennessee Jed the cat, mom, and a little of dad on her windowsill.

      Getting a little creepy.

      • xoot said, on December 1, 2020 at 7:34 pm

        well, I have some others, too, but they’re not up there on the top of the bookcase ready to pounce.

      • unca_chuck said, on December 1, 2020 at 8:30 pm

        Hey, Xoot, have you seen Mandy? A Nick Cage tour de force horror flick? My son turned me on to it and it was pretty fricking outstanding. More than a few nods to Evil Dead Part 2.

      • xoot said, on December 1, 2020 at 8:47 pm

        I will have to check that out.

  15. Bozo said, on December 1, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    I must obey Emma Li

  16. xoot said, on December 1, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    This Kansas Kentucky game is bizarre. Two teams loaded with long, swift, quick, athletic talent with no one who can shoot worth a shit. My KY uncles are beside themselves with frustration.

  17. Bozo said, on December 1, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Sorry. Tried to post a photo of one of our cats looking all possessed but forgot how to add a photo.

    • unca_chuck said, on December 1, 2020 at 8:48 pm

      The easiest way is to post the pic in flickr and copy the link there.

      • Bozo said, on December 1, 2020 at 8:57 pm

        Thanks Unca. I’m not signed up with them but I’ll mess with it tomorrow. I used to be able to go into edit mode with wordpress and add a photo but that didn’t work for me. No big deal, but thanks for the tip.

  18. unca_chuck said, on December 1, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Tommy was our other cat (Tabitha the tabby cat and Tommy the tom cat. Who says my kids aren’t clever?). She loved my daughters and barely tolerated me. Tough as hell and had a mean streak a mile wide. Saw her one day covered in blood, and she had taken down a roof rat that was over a foot long.

    She would leave piles of beaks for me to step on in the laundry room and mouse guts on the doormat. When we moved to Roseville, we kept her in the house for 2 weeks. She roamed around after that for a couple days, and we never saw her again.

    Crazy thing is, she had a litter of kittens at 8 months old. One of the boys stayed in the neighborhood, and the two would fight like hell all the time.

    Had devil horn ears. Cool ass cat.


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