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pets thread

republic of merepublic of me Registered User regular
edited February 2011 in Debate and/or Discourse
Other than bad relationships, my other favorite thing is pets so i want to open a discussion on pets.

Name(s): Lotto, Ivor, Midge, Belle and Happy

Species: 4 dogs and a goat

Previous species owned: an injured phesent, chickens, horses, sheep, an orphaned baby wild rabbit, domesticated rabbits, often frogs and several species of insects, cats, dogs, i had a wild mouse in a disused feed bin i used to bring food and water to, pidgions, geese, ducks, peacocks, budgies, canaries, a robbin, i was feeding a deer for awhile and i had a wren in my room for the winter once who used to sleep at the end of my bed

Favorite things: digging holes in places that i will fall into when locking up in the dark, sneaking up on me when i'm concentrating on something and causing me injury, jumping on me when i am wearing good clothes i want to keep clean and sheading on the furniture. The goat likes to invade the neighbors gardens and lay waste to their shrubbery. Also we have great fun together when we go drinking back the fields in the summer (me and my friends accompanied by my pets, the animals don't drink)

Favorite food: the dogs like crisps (potato chips for the Americans), boiled minced meat with grain and bread, for some reason lotto likes carrots, red mills star (a dog food). The goat likes bread but his favorite is bananas or turnips

Breed(s): 3 White Shepherds, a mixed breed gun dog and a British Alpine goat

Age(s): Lotto is 5, Ivor is 4, Belle is 2 and Happy the goat is 16 (goats generally only live to be 8 to 10 years old)

http://s1189.photobucket.com/albums/z426/AprilMariaSheehanCorkery/doggies/?albumview=slideshow

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Unofficial forum rule: discussions of pets must include pictures of said pets.

    You may ignore this rule if your pet is ugly, like a chinese crested dog or a human in a fursuit.

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    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • republic of merepublic of me Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
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    i will photograph the goat in the morning but he is very old and ugly

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  • republic of merepublic of me Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    ok that didnt work.... will attempt another method

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    You have to link to the actual image, not the Facebook page the image is on. In Firefox for Windows, this is accomplished by right-clicking and going "Copy Image Location." Your computer may vary.

    BTW, edit out the links you already posted because they point directly to your Facebook page with your name and everything.

    Feral on
    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
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    i will photograph the goat in the morning but he is very old and ugly

    :?:

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Is that last one Belle? She's a cutie.

    Feral on
    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
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    This is my cat, Winston.

    He loves me.

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  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    You can tell.

    Because of the eyes.

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    This is Ellie, my younger cat:

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    I had to loan her out to a friend for months because she was too hyper and I couldn't deal, it was stressing me out. She's now just over two years old and is calming down to a level that I enjoy being around.

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    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • republic of merepublic of me Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
  • republic of merepublic of me Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Feral wrote: »
    Is that last one Belle? She's a cutie.

    thats midge i forgot to upload belle the one my mom is holding is belles brother tony

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  • republic of merepublic of me Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Feral wrote: »
    This is Ellie, my younger cat:

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    I had to loan her out to a friend for months because she was too hyper and I couldn't deal, it was stressing me out. She's now just over two years old and is calming down to a level that I enjoy being around.

    she is pretty i love her colouring i had a cat like that years ago

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited February 2011
    Feral wrote: »
    This is Ellie, my younger cat:

    These are quite excellent pictures.

    Here's April. She was found in a duct-taped cardboard box in a street corner, very very pregnant. I've been wishing permanent discomfort on persons responsible ever since.

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  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Like, duct-taped closed?

    D:

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited February 2011
    Burtletoy wrote: »
    Like, duct-taped closed?

    D:

    Yes.

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  • CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Burtletoy wrote: »
    You can tell.

    Because of the eyes.

    Nothing says love like demonic lazer eyes.

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    :so_raven:
  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    This is Anushka, or as we call her - Annie. She lives next door to my girlfriend, but they don't let her inside when she wants to come in. So one rainy night, when she'd be meowing at the door for an hour or so, I brought her into her apartment and dried her off. She promptly curled up and tried to go to sleep in my lap.

    So began her gradual decision that my girlfriend and I were additional owners. She comes around to be fed and snooze, and we've also had to deflea her from time to time. She's probably one of the sweetest cats I've ever met.

    Unfortunately, she's also an accomplished climber (she climbs narrow, vertical trees by spiralling around them in a helix using just her claws to hold on) and has recently applied this dexterity to catching mice and bringing them to my girlfriend. Fortunately, she eats them pretty much whole.

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    My awesomely crazy puppy Zoe just after I got her:

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    And slightly more recently:

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  • EWomEWom Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    If someone could quote me as I'm currently behind bars

    Toby
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    Joben
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    MyNewPetKitten
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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong Putting Nintendo out of business with AI nips Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    EWom wrote: »
    If someone could quote me as I'm currently behind bars

    Toby
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    Joben
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    MyNewPetKitten
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    I am only doing this because your pets are awesome.

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  • republic of merepublic of me Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Echo wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    This is Ellie, my younger cat:

    These are quite excellent pictures.

    Here's April. She was found in a duct-taped cardboard box in a street corner, very very pregnant. I've been wishing permanent discomfort on persons responsible ever since.

    31083_10150184440025597_778075596_12463928_6331001_n.jpg

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    Ah April my own namesake.

    As for her back-story i can not understand why people just dont hand in animals they cant look after. it makes no sense. That is just cruelty in its purest essence

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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong Putting Nintendo out of business with AI nips Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Not nearly as awesome as my dog though, sorry.

    Look at this gorgeous dog.
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    I am a little girl, so we play dressup together.
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    He is like a little teddy bear you cannot have him
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  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    This is Daeg Waedos, easily the best present I've ever recieved. He'll be 5 later this year. We were already preparing to get a cat, and a friend of mine's cat had just had a litter. I was round his place one night and had a look at the kittens, and found one I really liked. I asked if he was taken, and my friend replied that the whole litter was already accounted for.

    Then, a couple of weeks later, my girlfriend and her family turn up on Christmas Eve with the kitten I was interested in. Turned out my parents, my girlfriend and the friend with the mother had conspired together on this. They'd actually been paying very close attention to which kittens I liked, hahaha.

    The vets seem to think he has some Bengal cat in him somewhere, apparently his markings, general look and mannerisms lead them to think that. That's kinda cool. He's pretty much everything I could ask for in a cat, except for him fairly often throwing up on my bed and carpet.

    Anyway, photos! These are all pretty old, but I haven't had any coffee yet so I don't feel like uploading newer ones.
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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I recommend paying attention to what he eats before he throws up. Cats are bad at causation like that - my old cat Azuzu loved the juice in meat-trays, but would always, always throw up after he had it. It didn't stop him trying to get it once we figured this out though.

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  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    It's usually after he's either eaten some of his food, which is typically fine for him and it's high end vet's choice food (we only give him dry food), or chomping on some grass.

    The vets think it's probably just eating grass and maybe finding the odd extra bit of whatever to scrounge up. He also might be a bit affected by dust as he seems to cough a bit before throwing up. He doesn't really do it that often, but it's often enough at a really bad time (I'm right about to go to bed, go out, etc) so it's a bit of a pain.

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  • SliderSlider Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm interested in purchasing a dog. A yellow lab, to be exact. However, I heard that they are expensive. Any advice?

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm against buying from a breeder on principle. Plus, you can find labs at most rescue organizations and shelters.

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  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    My dog Eisley! Hes hard to take photos of sometimes because he is scared of cameras.
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  • Junior YankJunior Yank Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I have a 3 year old one-eyed rabbit. Her name is Geronimo, because she was raised as a male until the first time she had to go to the vet.

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    She was born with both eyes, but developed an infection in her right eye late in her first year. Medication didn't really help, so it had to come out. She gets along very well with just the one eye. She'll occasionally run into my feet when I'm walking across the room, but that could just be a homicidal/suicidal streak.

    She enjoys chewing on whatever is within reach, and being petted.

    Also:
    http://www.disapprovingrabbits.com/2009/07/geronimo.html

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  • SliderSlider Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    It breaks my heart when I see animals that have to live with some sort of physical impairment.

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  • Mom2KatMom2Kat Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    My god that is a cute bunny!

    Here is my family of furred ones.

    First is Fizban. I got him my first year of college and we named him thus as when he was a kitten his chest marking made it look like he had a long white beard and he always looked confused.
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    Next is my house bun Stasha. She is a 4 year old Polish dwarf. Unfourtunatly since she was a show bun she is not well house trained or socialized, however she does get supervised running time everyday and I love that she is box trained in her cage so I don't have to change the entire cage.
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    Now the next group are kind of shared pets. They live in my garage and my daughter and I take care of them, however they are a friends of ours and are what is left of her rabbitry as she is now getting ready to raise a human. But I love the 8 guys so much and am looking forward to breeding and showing in a smal scale myself.

    Navy - Solid Blue Polish Dwarf Really is an awesome little guy, great personallity and rooms next to Hershey
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    Denial - Solid Black Polish Dwarf, ARBA Grand Champion He's getting a bit grey around the nose but he knows he's so damn hot!
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    Blackie Chan - Solid Black Polish Dwarf (Her husband named him!)
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    Hershey - Broken Chocolate Polish Dwarf ARBA Grand Champion (And refusing all attempts at being bred to D)
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    Purdee - Broken Black Polish Dwarf - getting kinda fat she will be having more outside run time when it not so wet out.
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    Mars - Solid Chocolate Polish Dwarf. She is so sweet and docile. Has slmost been moved into the house a few times.
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    KitKat - Solid Chocolate Polish Dwarf Awesome Momma. Even though she didn't take this last round, she made a great nest and never once fouled it!
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    Lara - Broken Black Polish Dwarf. Neurotic to the core, incedentaly also the dam of Stasha, who is also a bit nuts but fit into the family well.
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    My husband thinks I am going to turn into the crazy bunny lady! Well he said only one cat at a time, he put no limit on Rabbits!

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  • KneelKneel Ten thick coats Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I could post images of our six cats, but I'd have to raid my wife's hard drive for photos. I'll see what I can do.

    For the record, they're named:
    Knightmare (for the ITV kids show);
    Tamba (from the Tikabilla character);
    Midian (thanks for that, Clive Barker);
    Midnight;
    Nanaki (FFVII wooh) and Minx.

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  • MentalExerciseMentalExercise Indefenestrable Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Alright, so my fiance got herself a small dog, which I knew she would love but I had no interest in. So he is of course my favorite animal of all time. He's got all the benefits and ease of management of a cat, but a totally lovable, toy fetching, bone chewing dog personality. And he snuggles like a mother-fucker, keeping you warm on Christmas morning. Plus he's adorable:

    As a puppy:
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    Puppy nap:
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    He loves ice cubes:
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    And lying like a fool:
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  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2011
    I think I've posted these pictures before but what the hell.

    Delilah, who is getting kinda fat and who still can't meow properly. She likes fuss.

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    Blofeld, who is less fat but has a range of snores and meows that manage to express a wide range of variations on 'Attention, puny humans'. He is less keen on fuss, but has learned to not struggle so much when the missus picks him up and hugs him without mercy.

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    We got them just over twelve years ago, six weeks after moving in together. We were only going to get one, but decided while we were picking from the litter to get two, so each would have a playmate while we were at work. 'Lilah attempting to climb the curtains while we were mulling over our options sealed it for us.

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  • SelnerSelner Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Kitties!

    Here are my two fluffballs.

    Felix (left) and Max (right).
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    I named them after characters in the Gotrek and Felix novels (Felix Jaeger, Maximillian Schreiber), which I was reading when I got them in 2005.

    I frequently refer to Max as "the Maximum Cat", as he is rather aggressively affectionate and has a non-stop motor of a purr. He also knocks Felix out of the way when we pet him.

    Felix is the Ninja, as he somehow gets into closets and rooms when the doors or closed. We "lost" him one afternoon, only to find him blissfully sleeping on my wife's clothes in a closet. He also snuck out of the house once (they're indoor cats) and tried to follow us to a neighbor's house (we found him in the bushes on the way home).

    They are large cats, and I like to think they are Norweigan Forest Cats, or at least Maine Coon.

    They both currently hate me as they went in for a dental appointment yesterday, and I had to give them antibiotics in the mouth this morning (requires practically sitting on the cat).

    The Furminator is the best invention ever, and makes brushing them so much easier. And somehow my wife managed to convince the cats that they like the Furminator, so I don't have to chase them around the house any more when trying to brush them.

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  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Selner wrote: »

    The Furminator is the best invention ever, and makes brushing them so much easier. And somehow my wife managed to convince the cats that they like the Furminator, so I don't have to chase them around the house any more when trying to brush them.

    I just googled this thing- I'd never heard of it before. Daeg doesn't shed much, but in the few places he does shed he sheds a LOT. How regularly do you have to use it on your cats?

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Bogart wrote: »
    I think I've posted these pictures before but what the hell.

    Delilah, who is getting kinda fat and who still can't meow properly. She likes fuss.

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    This is exactly the look I imagine every cat has.

    And this thread works to my advantage as the GF and I just got a puppy this past sunday.

    Behold, the cuteness that is Malone

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    He's a Papillon Shih Tzu mix, and like I imagine most puppies are, he can be a bit of a handful, but I'm happy to have him.

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  • SelnerSelner Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Selner wrote: »

    The Furminator is the best invention ever, and makes brushing them so much easier. And somehow my wife managed to convince the cats that they like the Furminator, so I don't have to chase them around the house any more when trying to brush them.

    I just googled this thing- I'd never heard of it before. Daeg doesn't shed much, but in the few places he does shed he sheds a LOT. How regularly do you have to use it on your cats?

    We could probably brush them every day and get some hair off, but as it is we generally average about twice a week. It relaxes them so much now that I trim their nails when we're done brushing.

    Both of them used to have really bad matting problems, but frequent use of the furminator has sort of cleared that up.

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  • OliverOliver Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Anzekay wrote:

    We could probably brush them every day and get some hair off, but as it is we generally average about twice a week. It relaxes them so much now that I trim their nails when we're done brushing.

    Both of them used to have really bad matting problems, but frequent use of the furminator has sort of cleared that up.
    Did you have any problems getting your cats used to being furminated? we've got two cats and have tried the furminator in the past, but they both only last a minute before getting overstimulated and being too hard to control.

    edit: can't quote

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Wait, explain to me what this FURminator is?

    Because my brother's girlfriend's cat (which is living at our house) sheds like crazy and continuously - no amount of brushing seems to stop it. What is the product and where do I get it and does it really work?

    Because the thread demands it, this is the kitteh in question:
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