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Trying to get through a Monday and spotted this from Hairballexpress. It put a smile on my face and made today a bit more bearable. Thanks Shrimp!

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You know, people underestimate the talents and intelligence of their local housekat.

Fur example, in the picture below it looks like I’m sleeping. But there’s much more happening there:


I’m reminding the humans that they need to take a break often throughout their busy day.

I’m showing them how to let it all go and just chill.

I’m also testing their bedding fur comfort – you know, making sure there’s no lumps under the blankets.

In other words, I’m a sleep therapist!

But I’m not the only talented housekat -

Look at the careers some of my furiends have:


• Sweater models (they get paid a boatload of tuna and treats to look that ridiculous)…


• Door Decoration –

It doesn’t pay much, but hey, at least he can’t get arrested fur bring a peeping tom!


• Sea Captain;

No pay, but the fringe benefits are…

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Compassion (and the lack of it) in the medical field

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Treated badly by a doctor? Just because they went to medical school does not mean you have to put up with their crappy attitude. Remember that, as a patient, you have the right to “fire” that idiot and find a true professional!

I have personally been through many bad doctors before finding the ones I now see on a regular basis – because they 1) know their stuff and 2) treat me with compassion and understanding.

I will always remember the neurologist I went to after getting Bells Palsy. My mother and I were shown into his office, where two chairs sat against the wall, several feet away from his desk. We pulled the chairs closer to the desk and sat waiting. The first thing this “doctor” did was yell at us for moving the chairs and made us put them back. He then went through an “examination” of me – without touching me and giving me looks of disgust (half of my face was drooping and paralyzed.) No treatment or medication was suggested and we were bluntly told to leave and make another appointment. My mother and I were in complete shock. I found another doctor to go to and put in a complaint to my insurance company.

That was almost 16 years ago and he is still practicing.

The following blog is another person’s trials and tribulations with a medical professional, very well written and definitely worth a read. Please enjoy her writing.

Originally posted on Chronically courageous:

When I was a child, and I was asked the typical question of “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I would so confidently reply saying that I would be a doctor. Being a first generation Indian, people would typically assume that my response was based on the traditional stereotype that us kids could only become a doctor, lawyer, or engineer (and if we did not, we would be forever shunned from the Indian community). These assumptions were wrong, in fact, till this day, my parents have never pressured me to become any of these above three.

My desire to become a physician was always rooted from the fact that I saw doctors as figures of healing, helping, and hope. I always thought that every doctor in this world was a hero, and that they were in the field of medicine for the sole purpose of improving the lives…

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Friday Funnies



Yet another terrific Friday Funnies! You go Shrimp!

Originally posted on hairballexpress:

It’s time to end another week, and I’m sure you all could use a smile. So relax and get ready to laugh!






Now go open the nip….


“the boss sleeps…”


No more cheap kat food fur me!


Why no, officer, I haven’t had any nip tonight!



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Feeling a Little “Weird Al”


It has been awhile since anything new came out by Mr Yankovic, but it was well worth the wait. (And if this means he will be coming around to do shows again – I’m there! :)  Saw a performance of his several years ago and I still laugh thinking about it!)

Hope you enjoy!

And here is a bonus  – a second video!

I think I just found my next cosplay costume (memo to self – get to Walmart.)

Can you stand a third? (I can :D This one may even be the best – yeah I saved it for last! )

And Now For Something Completely Different…


Giant dead parrot unveiled in London to pay tribute to Monty Python

A huge bird lies on its back at Potters Fields, near Tower Bridge, to celebrate the screening of the cult comedy troupe’s live TV broadcast

Written By
Radio Times Staff
11:28 AM, 14 July 2014
Giant dead parrot unveiled in London to pay tribute to Monty Python
A 50 foot fibreglass bird was hung upside down by a crane this morning at London’s Potters Fields to mark the forthcoming TV screening of Monty Python’s live show. The world famous dead parrot sketch, in which John Cleese attempts to return a deceased ‘Norwegian Blue’ parrot to a pet shop, features in the current Monty Python Live (mostly) farewell show and will appear when UKTV channel Gold screens the final performance on Sunday. “We are all Monty Python fans so we were delighted to receive the brief from Gold to recreate the mythical Norwegian Blue on a giant scale,” explained lead sculptor Iain Prendergast, who helped build the enormous model bird, which took more than two months to make. Steve North, general manager of Gold, explained that the massive parrot near London’sTower Bridge is “a fitting tribute” to the Python’s famous sketch. Yet Prendergast said building the thing wasn’t easy: “The key challenge for us was capturing the comedy value of the dead parrot, keeping the realism of the bird whilst also adding touches like the bloodshot, stunned eyes,” he explained. The huge bird will be delivered to the O2 Arena, where the Python live stage show is taking place. “It’s a huge step in Gold’s evolution to be part of such a significant national event and to be broadcasting it live so that everyone can be there,” explained Richard Watsham, UKTV director of commissioning. “Monty Python is arguably the most influential comedy group the country has ever known and it’s a matter of great pride that they’ve trusted us with celebrating their very last night together.” Gold will screen the final Python show live on Sunday 20 July, following a backstage programme which is expected to follow comics Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin as they prepare for the performance, and could also see appearances from celebrity fans. ************************************************************************************************************************ Nice tribute to the epic comedy troupe! We can only hope they air it on BBC America in the future.