Breaking Cat News by Georgia Dunn for February 07, 2023

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    thelsrc  10 months ago

    Yes, Elvis, why?

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    McColl34 Premium Member 10 months ago

    Batteries! And matches! Those other things will be useless without them!

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    Ricky Bennett  10 months ago

    I’ve seen it snow in July in Alaska, and there’s always a snow job going on in Washington DC…

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    AllishaDawn  10 months ago

    What about foods? Gotta have some emergency ham!

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    wolfiiig  10 months ago

    Elvis is the CN meteorologist?

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    marilynnbyerly  10 months ago

    Blizzards bring interesting things to the Big Pink House like Tommy and Beatrix.

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    sugordon  10 months ago

    It’s better than snowing in the summer, isn’t it?

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    WelshRat Premium Member 10 months ago

    Because if it snowed in summer, it would flood.

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    uncle snipe  10 months ago

    I love Elvis puffing out about it. but Lupin pink, right down to his tail is still precious. power outages in winter is no joke. I remember doing this checklist right before our blizzard during Christmas week!

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    uncle snipe  10 months ago

    then there’s the other, other thing. the group snuggle, with the cocoa, near the fire, with all your furbabies, wrapped up in the electric blanket!

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    Janet Gamble Premium Member 10 months ago

    Here in NYC, we have no idea what you’re talking about! ; )

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    I AM CARTOON LADY!  10 months ago

    Sunflower Elvis, blooms year round!

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    Tigrisan Premium Member 10 months ago

    We also keep a battery charger for the phones and I have my scanner radio on my phone so we can pick up the local police channels. I used to have a NOAA weather alert radio and it was terrible! You had to test it every week or the alarm would go off, usually in the middle of the night or when we weren’t home, if I forgot, and the poor animals would just freak because it was so loud! I ended up getting rid of that in a hurry. Awful thing.

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    cat19632001  10 months ago

    Panel by panel, Pink Lupin appears to be fading to Blush Lupin.

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    David 42  10 months ago

    bottled water? toilet paper? cat food?! litter?!!!

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 10 months ago

    It’s always a good idea to check the emergency kit every year. Don’t forget food and water for three days for the pets, plus any meds they need.

    We should check ours. We put ours together for two people and three cats. The thing is, we now have three people.

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    jonathan.prater  10 months ago

    He asks as I look out the window and recall that all the snow my area has gotten is a few flurries. (No, I’m not bitter about it, why do you ask? :P)

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    christopherbacon692  10 months ago

    Elvis is getting old enough to want to move to Florida

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    Lady Alsace  10 months ago

    Let’s not forget the French toast trio-eggs, milk and bread!

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    Snowy&Finlay  10 months ago

    Hisstorical note, yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the great blizzard of “78” here in R.I. Land of the BPH. Good reminder to check emergency supplies, for those who do that kind of thing…. hmmm.

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    emiesty  10 months ago

    In Florida, Texas, etc., we need the same checklist for anything that could affect power, such as an itty-bitty hurricane. I keep candlesticks and small mirrors with the candles, and a small Sterno™ stove to use outside. I’d add a manual can opener, watch or battery clock, and powdered drink mix to the group’s list.

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    ladycyg  10 months ago

    From the last week-long power outage these steps were added to my check-list- Fill tub with water for toilets and another container with drinking water (well water)- Firewood in the garage so it stays dry- Coffee already ground and a verified way to heat water without electricity

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    Katzen1415  10 months ago

    Ah, preparing for a giant storm. It’s a high of 54 here today, so definitely none of that. I think I will give Puck credit for piquing the interest of the audience and fellow reporters with his vagueness.

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    Jungle Empress  10 months ago

    Try living here in Nevada, Elvis. I dunno about the the rest of the state, but I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve actually seen snow in Vegas. We did get some nice rain last month, though!

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    rs0204 Premium Member 10 months ago

    It doesn’t have to be snow. It could be a violent thunderstorm that takes down power lines. It is always a good idea to have a few supplies on hand for emergencies. We have a generator for the house and enough gas to keep it running for several days, more if we don’t have too much load on the system.

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    misty  10 months ago

    You’re gonna need some light

    You’ll be glad you bought some candles

    Elvis is so uptight

    You know snow’s more than he can handle

    Might be snow or even slipp’ry sleet

    So you better find a broom

    With winter things complete

    Snuggle close in your warmest room

    Well you could’ve done anything that you wanted to

    We can see

    It’s all the winter things you do

    “Pinky” really likes the things you do

    - Robert Rogers / William Robinson Jr. – The Way You Do the Things You Do – The Temptations

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    Le'letha Premium Member 10 months ago

    Elvis the Weather Cat, bringing those keen insights to feline reportage every day. XD

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    Kitty Katz  10 months ago

    Procol Harum: A Whiter Shade of Pale

    We checked the drawers for batteries

    And did the candles have a match?

    The radio reported the weather,

    A snowstorm coming in a flash!

    The Woman said first and foremost,

    We must make a shopping list,

    To beat the crowds that will be rushing,

    You know we have to get there first!


    And so it was with Puck and Elvis

    As Lupin told his tale

    That the Meeser, first just angry

    Puffed out to a grander scale!


    They said they need milk and eggs

    The fridge they had to fill

    There had to be enough groceries

    To last until next April!

    The snow arrived, the flakes came down

    Covering the ground for all to see,

    At the end the alleged snow storm

    Yielded two inches, or maybe three!


    And so it was with Puck and Elvis

    As Lupin told his tale

    That the Meeser, first just angry

    Puffed out to a grander scale!

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    Kitty Katz  10 months ago

    Meanwhile, Back on the Nile

    Thomios: Do we have enough fruit and juice for my fruit fiesta dessert?

    Sue Chef: I’ll check, but I’m pretty sure we do. I just heard giggling in the background.

    Thomios: Great. I’ll have enough for the Artisans’ Wearable Art Fashion Show.

    At the Artisans’ Studio

    Maat-Tilda: We’ll have to rethink the fashion show a bit now that Lupinium’s gone all multicolored.

    Sophititi: How about Gold and Silver for Puck, and Jewel Tones for Lupinium.

    Tillie: Wonderful idea. Tabith-Isis, do you have any red dots we can use?

    Tabby: I can catch some, no problem.

    Soph: And Arachna, can you weave some fine silver silk?

    Ari: Do you think I’m made of silk? But sure, I can do that.

    Tillie: I think we have a plan.

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    PoodleGroomer  10 months ago

    They were forcasting Snowageddon. I bought an electric snow blower and extension cord and put it by the garage door. We didn’t have measurable snow for 5 years.

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    wuhts  10 months ago

    I get the message of this tale but have to say them standing together with their CN microphones is adorable.

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    Daltongang Premium Member 10 months ago

    Geez Elvis, take a chill pill dude. All of our cats have always been indoor cats, however each and every one of them gets one opportunity to explore the great outdoors. This chance only comes in the winter, when there is snow on the ground. It is priceless to watch a cat when it first encounters snow. It also helps to curb that drive to go outside.

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    ladykat  10 months ago

    Candles? Check. BBQ lighter for candles and gas stove? Check. Food? Check. Water? Not on a well, so should be OK. Toilet paper? Check and double check? Cats? Both still here, check. Cat food and treats? Getting low on food, lots of treats. Blankets and warm clothing? Check. I think I’m good.

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    ladykat  10 months ago

    Elvis, it snows in winter because it’s not supposed to snow in summer.

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    Gent  10 months ago

    Well cat, it never snows here in winter.

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    bonita.eley  10 months ago

    I see Lupin is still pink!

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  10 months ago

    The radio is so that you can hear how bad everything is everywhere and how we’re all doomed.

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    bryan42  10 months ago

    I’ve never understood the radio but then I’ve usually lived outside of radio reception so the device would prove of no help. Are there really emergency announcements over the radio in, say, Rhode Island?

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    scyphi26  10 months ago

    That’s what winter does, Elvis. If it’s winter, it snows. You can’t have one without the other.

    Unless you live closer to the equator where it’s too warm to snow…but I would argue that doesn’t count as “winter.” You cannot have winter without snow, I’m sorry, folks. I don’t make the rules, I just tell them like it is. :P

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    wildwind  10 months ago

    Gotta say, Lupin is adorable pink!

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    JLChi  10 months ago

    I would totally freak out in a power failure. I’ve lived in the same condo complex in Chicago for over 25 years and we have never had a power failure. I would be totally unprepared and helpless. I had some old matches and a candle, and for some reason, I tried to light a match a year or two ago, and the matches were so old, they just crumbled.

    I used to live in Texas (hated it!!!) and lived through power failures all the time, mostly in extremely hot or otherwise horrible weather.

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    Jesse Atwell creator 10 months ago

    We just did the winter thing down here in Austin. Four days of school closures due to ice and thousands without power.

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    anomalous4  10 months ago

    Posted yesterday:

    “BCN reader Robyn Clark shared this beautiful piece of fan art, created to show the BCN crew in a classic scene imagined as people! Thank you so much, Robyn, this is wonderful!!”

    (I’m assuming the Puck h00min has a prosthetic leg. Unlike cats, h00minz are weird about missing appendages.)

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    anomalous4  10 months ago

    Speaking of snowing, see today’s report from that other cat news channel on today’s Mutts

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    One Serious Cat  10 months ago

    It’s so cute that Lupin can still blush pink while being pink.

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    La Gata Loca  10 months ago

    Someone remind me what snow is? :-p (I live in the south)

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    "Doon the Watter" on the Waverley  10 months ago

    Have we found a name for pink Lupin yet? Is Plupin too obvious? How about Lupin Bug? The kids could make black dots and antennae?

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    SquawkTron  10 months ago

    Don’t forget lots of warm and cozy blankets, People.

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    Jacob Mattingly   10 months ago

    I’m fortunate i’ve only had to deal with a winter blackout.. twice. Also at least you know the world isn’t gone anymore Elvis. You have that.

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    Rosemary Barger  10 months ago

    I adore pink Lupin! :)

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    Fennec! at the Disco  10 months ago

    Come to southmost Texas, Elvis! Down here, it’s snowed twice in the past twenty years, and before that it hadn’t snowed in a century!

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    Code the Enforcer  10 months ago

    And the Winter Prep Checklist continues: …

    Woman: " Elvis’ Protective POOF-Proofer ? "

    Man: " Check. … I mean – That doesn’t even exist !! " … :)

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    willie_mctell  10 months ago

    Why do people, and cats, say “hot cocoa?” One of my sous chef duties when I was a kid was stirring the cocoa while it heated. My mom had me do things like cream butter and sugar and stir stuff. It wasn’t till I grew up that I realized that she was offloading the time consuming tasks.

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    daleandkristen  10 months ago

    Lupin in Shades of Pink. By the time we get used to his Hue-ness he will revert back to his original White-ness…… A change can be a good thing.

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    scaeva Premium Member 10 months ago

    Oh Elvis, how I wish it was. 40-50° for days—if February.

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    miscreant  10 months ago

    Wow after catching up on the comics I just realized how long I have been down with Covid. I am still not well but feeling better. I haven’t been contagious for a week and a half so that’s good. I still feel horrible but can at least get some house chores done.

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    emiesty  10 months ago

    @miscreant Hope you have a good support system in place. Take things easy.

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    knight1192a  10 months ago

    Hmmm, where is the Big Pink House again? After my off topic post last week, could be anywhere in the U.S. Though I thought it was supposed to be Rhode Island.

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    mepowell  10 months ago

    Facebook post from Georgia “Many folks have asked this week if Lupin was ever really pink. Yes and no… Was he ever specifically pink? No. Was he sometimes other colors? Yes. Back in 2013, Lupin was yellow for a few weeks after getting into some daffodils. (We were lucky he did not try to eat them, only rubbed his face into them and batted them with his paws. We’ve been careful of what followers come in since.) He was also sometimes gray, because he loved to get into the fireplace and try to sleep in the ashes. Longtime readers may remember the second photo. My sister The Intruder sent it while she was babysitting the kids and the cats, after turning around and unexpectedly finding Lupin in the fireplace.”

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    jackalope bob  10 months ago

    fun fact pink is littrly just red infact we used to not have a name for pink it was just light red becouse thats all it is

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    KROverton  10 months ago

    Bring in more firewood and stock some more by the back door.

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    Jason Scarborough  10 months ago

    I 100% agree with Elvis

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    Aspen_Bell  10 months ago

    OT: Merlin

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 10 months ago

    It’s because you don’t live in southern California, Elvis!

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