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09-22-2002, 06:54 PM
Here is a list of Puzzles 1 - 112

Dog General Puzzle List (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9524)

Here is a list of Puzzles 113 - 194

Pet General Puzzle List (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9362)

Puzzles 195 - ??? will be added as replys

09-22-2002, 07:00 PM
Puzzle 195 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15102)

If he had developed the habit of hunting and foraging for himself, he wouldn't have felt so helpless now. But he had spent too many years at Willy's side, knocking around the world in his role as confident and * chien a tout a faire* , and whatever lupine instincts he had been born with had long since atrophied and disappeared. He had grown into a soft , civilized creature, a thinking dog instead of an athletic dog, and as far back as he could remember his bodily needs had been taken care of someone else. But that was the bargain, wasn't it?


09-23-2002, 07:16 PM
Puzzle 196 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15133)

Although all cat games have their rules and rituals, these vary with the individual player. The cat, of course, never breaks a rule. If it does not follow precedent, that simply means it has created a new rule and it is up to you to learn it quickly if you want the game to continue.
~ Sidney Denham

10-06-2002, 10:18 PM
Puzzle 197 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15509)

One time there where five wolwes, all brothers, who traveled together. Whatever meat they got when they were hunting they would share with Coyote. One evening Coyote saw the wolves looking up the sky.
"What are you looking at up there, my brothers? Asked Coyote.
"Oh, nothing" said the oldest wolf.
Next evening Coyote saw they were all looking up in the sky at something. He asked the next oldest wolf what they were looking at, but he wouldn't say.It went like this fort three or four nights. No one wanted to tell Coyote what they were looking at because they thought he would want to interfere. One night Coyote asked the youngest wolf brother to tell him, and the youngest wolf brother to tell him, and the youngest wolf said to the other wolves, "Let's tell Coyote what we see up there. He won't do anything."
So they told him. "We see two animals up there. Way up there, where we cannot get to them".
"Let's go up and see them ," said Coyote.
"Well, how can we do that?"
"Oh, I can do that easy," said Coyote. "I can show you how to get up there without any trouble at all."
Coyote gathered a great number of arrows and then began shooting them into the sky.The firts arrow stuck in the sky and the second arrow stuck in the first. Each arrow stuck in the end of the one before it like that until there was a ladder reaching down to the earth.
"We can climb up now" saisd Coyote the oldest wolf took his dog with him , and then the other four wolf brothers came, and them Coyote. They climbed all day and into the night. All the next day they climbed. For many days and nights they climbed, untill finally they reached the sky. They stood in the sky and looked over at the two animals the wolves had seen from down below. They were two grizzly bears.
"Don't go near them," said Coyote. "They will tear you apart." But the two youngest wolves were already headed over. And the next to youngest wolves followed them. Only the the oldest wolf held back. When the wolves got near the grizzlies, nothing happened. The wolves sat down and looked at the bears, and the bears sat there looking at the wolves. The oldest wolf, when he saw it was safe, came over with his dog and sat down with them. Coyote wouldn't come over. He didn't trust the the bears. "That makes a nice picture, though," thought Coyote. "They all look pretty good sitting there like that. I think I'll live it that way for every one to see. Then when people look at them in the sky they will say, "There's a story about this picture, and they will tell a story about me."
So Coyote left it that way. He took out the arrows as he descended so there was no way for anyone to get back. From down on the earth Coyote admired the arrangement he had left up there. Today they still look the same. They call those stars Big Dipper now. If you look up there you'll see that three wolves make up the handle and the oldest wolf the one in the middle, still has his dog with him. The two youngest wolves make up the part of the bowl under the handle, nd the two grizzlies make up the other side, the one that points toward the North Star.
When Coyote saw how they looked, he wanted to put up a lots of stars.He arranged stars all over the sky in pictures and them made the Big Road across the sky with stars he had left over.
When Coyote was finished he called Meadowlark over. "My brother," he said, "When I'm gone, tell everyone that when they look up into the sky and see the stars arranged this way, I was the one who did that. That is my work.-"
Now Meadowlark tells the story about Coyote.

Coyote places the stars (Wasco)
American Indian Myths and Legends
Selected and Edited By Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz

10-06-2002, 10:19 PM
Puzzle 198 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15601)

A center in Florida brings dolphins and handicapped children together using touch therapy, but could it help Deane~Paul speak? After three weeks of frolicling, the boy toddled up to a store counter and in a clear voice demanded: “Coke Icee, please.” His mother prayed, “Dear God, thank You for dolphins.”
~~ From “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Talk”, Guidepost Press’ ‘Their Mysterious Ways: Amazing Stories about God’s Animals and Us’

10-08-2002, 12:52 AM
Puzzle 199 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15633)

This Old Cat

I'm getting on in years,
My coat is turning gray.
My eyes have lost their luster,
My hearing's just okay.
I spend my day dreaming
Of conquests in my past,
Lying near a sunny window
Waiting for its warm repast.

I remember our first visit,
I was coming to you free,
Hoping you would take me in
And keep me company.
I wasn't young or handsome,
Two years I'd roamed the street.
There were scars upon my face,
I hobbled on my feet.

I could sense your disappointment
As I left my prison cage.
Oh, I hoped you would accept me
And look beyond my age.
You took me out of pity,
I accepted without shame.
Then you grew to love me,
And I admit the same.

I have shared with you your laughter,
You have wet my fur with tears.
We've come to know each other
Throughout these many years.
Just one more hug this morning
Before you drive away,
And know I'll think about you
Throughout your busy day.

The time we've left together
Is a treasured time at that.
My heart is yours forever.
I Promise - This old cat.

Author Unknown

10-29-2002, 04:54 AM
Puzzle 200 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15675)

To dream of horses means you will amass wealth and enjoy life to its fullest extent.

To dream of dark horses signifies prosperous conditions, but a large amount of discontent. Fleeting pleasures usually follow this dream.

To see yourself riding a fine bay horse denotes a rise in fortune and gratification of passion. For a woman it foretells a yielding to
persistent advances. She will enjoy material things.

To ride or see passing horses denotes ease and comfort.

To see brood mares denotes congeniality and absence of jealousy between the married and sweethearts.

To see spotted horses foretells that various enterprises will
bring you profit.

To dream that you ride a horse in a race means you will be
prosperous and enjoy life.

~ The Encyclopedia of Dreams

10-29-2002, 09:17 PM
Puzzle 201 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16084)

Thank you, Lord; for this food you have given to our village,” Warren prayed. “We thank you for such a beautiful land, and for the live-given sea. We thank you for the belugas, Lord. We ask you to bless the belugas, those that have given themselves today so that we can live, and those that still swim in the sea.”

Gift of the Whale

10-29-2002, 09:19 PM
Puzzle 202 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16244)

We are all aware of the sensory powers our dogs possess: how
emotions travel down the lead when showing; including anger and frustration, joy and pleasure. We also know the comfort we receive when our canine friends sense we are sad, grieving or ill. Psychic research is now considering whether dogs have greater power of insight than humans. I believe that this could well be the case.

A middle aged and very practical friend of ours lived in Ludlow and owned one of our dogs, Jasper. Sometimes she walked him in the grounds of Ludlow Castle, parts of which are reputed to be haunted.

One particular day, Jasper, normally an obedient little dog, was
not at her heels as expected. Looking back she saw him standing
stock~still, following with his eyes the line of the castle wall,
along which the ghost or spectre of the Lady in Grey was said to
walk. Nothing either then or subsequently would persuade Jasper
to pass that place again. ESP?

~ The Contemporary Dachshund

10-29-2002, 09:20 PM
Puzzle 203 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16335)

Suzanne Weaver

A cat who had a manicure,
That is, its' claws removed,
was brooding on the state of things,
with hopes they would improve.

No longer could it scratch the couch,
The rug remained intact;
The furniture looked good for once,
The glasses all stayed stacked.

Each day dragged by,the cat was bored,
To motivate got tough.
Without my nails I'm half a cat,
I might as well be stuffed.

A thought came to it with the dawn,
while it was still in bed;
A claw is fine but what the hell,
I'll use my teeth instead!!!

10-29-2002, 09:23 PM
Puzzle 204 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16398)

I never married, because there was no need. I have three pets at home, which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog, which growls every morning, a parrot, which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night.
-- Marie Corelli

10-29-2002, 09:26 PM
Puzzle 205 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16467)

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet lea-e a landscape as it was before. ~ Robert Lynd

11-03-2002, 10:40 PM
Puzzle 206 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16654)

The problem with elephants in the night is that they become invisible. Even if you shine a light on them, you don’t really see them. Possibly it’s because at night you need to get relatively close to things before you can see them, and the very size of an elephant up close offers no recognisable view of the whole animal. All you see is darkness.

As a rule I tried to avoid driving at night, but one Friday evening after attending a school function with the girls, I had no choice but to drive home in the dark. About halfway home, the massive bulk of an elephant bull loomed up rather too late in the beam of the headlights. He had his head in the bushes alongside the road and his behind on the track directly in front of us. I slammed on the brakes, pulling up right under the elephant’s rump. His hind legs buckled at the knees (as usually happens when an elephant is startled) and his enormous posterior began descending onto the bonnet. Waiting for the colossal crunch, I closed my eyes, but luckily the elephant changed his mind about sitting down and charged off, screaming with consternation as he crashed destructively through the bush. The landscape shuddered. My daughters giggled. I was in shock and my teeth chattered the rest of the way home.

~ The Wilderness Family

11-08-2002, 04:08 PM
Puzzle 207 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16842)

Here are a few quotes by Mark Twain:

"A man who carries a cat by the tail is
getting experience that will always be
helpful. He isn't likely to grow dim or
doubtful. Chances are, he isn't likely to
carry the cat that way again, either. But if
he wants to, I say let him!"

"Of all God's creatures there is only one
that cannot be made the slave of the lash.
That one is the cat. If man could be
crossed with the cat, it would improve
man, but it would deteriorate the cat."

"One of the most striking differences
between a cat and a lie is that a cat
has only nine lives."

11-08-2002, 04:10 PM
Puzzle 208 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16925)

...The Snow Storm …

I was fortunate that the wind had piled the snow at the side of my home, and with the help of the spade I could clear a way out of both the front and back doors, although I doubted if I should ever be able to dig a path to my gate.

An eerie light flooded the house, partly reflected from the snow, and partly from those windows which were plastered with it and filtered the morning light.

I soon had my kettle on, and was thankful that the electricity had not failed. But I was perplexed that Tibby had not appeared. Surely that comfort~loving animal had not ventured out during the night?

By mid~morning there was still no sign of Tibby and I was beginning to get alarmed. There were no tell~tale footprints around the house, but then they would soon have been obliterated in last night’s conditions.

I rang the Annetts and also Mrs. John in the hope that they had seen him, but there was no help there. I called until I was hoarse, hoping to hear an answering mew from some over~looked shelter, but nothing happened. I had gloomy visions of the poor animal entombed beneath the blanket of snow like John Ridd’s sheep in Lorna Doone. How long could a cat survive without food in such a situation? One thing, Tibby had plenty of surplus fat to live on, as Bob Willet was fond of pointing out, but could the cold kill him?

I began to get more and more agitated as the hours passed, and remembered all the captivating ways of my truant, and how much his companionship meant to me. By the time early evening began to cast its shadows, I was near despair. At that moment, the lights began to flicker continuously, and I decided that it would be as well to delve into the recesses of the cupboard under the stairs to find the ancient Aladdin lamp stored there.

I undid the door, and bent double to locate the lamp in the gloom. A lazy chirruping sound met me, and Tibby emerged sleepily and greeted me with much affection. Relief overcame my initial irritation with the maddening animal. Why had there been no response to my anguished cries? Why, last night of all nights, had he decided to sleep in the cupboard? I suppose I must have left the door ajar on my first visit there for candles, and then automatically shut it in passing later on. In any case, it was good to see my old friend, and a double portion of Pussi~Luv vanished in a twinkling.
. . .

Changes at Fairacre ~~ Miss Read

12-21-2002, 01:14 AM
Puzzle 209 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17200)

Could not find final solution :confused:

12-22-2002, 06:42 AM
Puzzle 210 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18720)

The human fascination with tigers, large and small, would seem sometimes, to be reciprocal. Are we as interesting to them as they are to us? Do big cats have a philosophical, as well as culinary, interest in human beings? Domestic cats seem to find our investigations, our pastimes, our work and our rest, more interesting than we do. They, too, follow us, watching circumspectly, from afar. They measure our responses to things unknown to them and they grant us our private moments that other animals ~ dogs, for instance ~ do not grant as readily.

If only we were not so apt to confound one another. If only we knew one another better. If only we had the time and the wisdom to explore each of our fearful symmetries with unjudging love. And if only we might walk in and out of our respective domiciles, as the Burmese tiger did, curiously, silently, and without so much as a hint of harm.

Unfortunately our access to large cats has always been too abrupt and too dangerous for our own good. Sadly, we’ve inspired their mistrust, their malicious playfulness, and we’ve mercilessly teased them under the big tent, the circus. We've caged them so we might consider them safely, but in so doing, we've deprived them of their magnanimity. These things are certainly our undoing.

~ The Mythology of Cats

12-23-2002, 07:12 PM
Puzzle 211 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18827)

Found only in northern oceans, the 22 species of auks are stocky seabirds that stand upright like penguins. All members of the family are expert divers that use their short wings both for flying and as flippers for swimming in pursuit of fish, shrimp, and other prey.

12-30-2002, 01:49 AM
Puzzle 212 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19006)

The Cymric is the long-haired form of the Manx and, as such, it is
distinguished by a similar absence of tail. There are three different forms: Rumpy Cymrics have no trace of a tail, but just a hollow at the base; stumpies have some vertebrae present in this area; the Longie has a tail that is only slightly shorter than that of other breeds.

12-30-2002, 10:56 PM
Puzzle 213 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19057)

Hairless rats need to eat more often to keep warm. A normal rat needs a well balanced diet of grains, seeds, and a protein source. Hairless rats eat more of it. Also, although not proven, a higher source of protein seems to benefit their health. Generally, a high protein, non-allergenic dog kibble or cat kibble can be added into the diet will meet these needs. I feed my hairless rats cat chow, seeds, pasta and oats twice a day. Furred rats require a dog kibble with a lower protein ratio.

12-31-2002, 06:58 PM
Puzzle 214 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19138)

The Appaloosa's heritage is as colorful and unique as its coat pattern. Usually noticed and recognized because of its spots and splashes of color, the abilities and beauty of this breed are more than skin deep.

01-06-2003, 10:22 PM
Puzzle 215 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19374)

Q: What did one lab rat say to the other?
A: "I've got my scientist so well trained that every time I push the
buzzer, he brings me a snack.

01-10-2003, 06:22 AM
Puzzle 216 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19487)

Man is troubled by what might be called the Dog Wish, a strange and involved
compulsion to be as happy and carefree as a dog.

James Thurber, "And So To Medve"

01-11-2003, 06:22 AM
Puzzle 217 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19568)

What could be more peaceful
Than a cat curled up in a spot of winter
Sunshine on a windowsill
Or an old dog sleeping
In the sunny spot on the floor,
Legs twitching in dreams of
Remembered puppyhood?
We tend to think peace is hard to find
But just look to the animals
Instead of politicians,
And there it is.

01-12-2003, 07:26 PM
Puzzle 218 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19615)

A sloth is out for a walk when he‘s mugged by four snails. After recovering his wits, he goes to make a police report. “Can you describe the snails?” asks the officer. “Not well, it all happened so fast,” replies the sloth.

01-12-2003, 10:11 PM
Puzzle 219 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19644)

A man walking across a field encountered a tiger.
He fled, the tiger chasing after him.
Coming to a cliff, he caught hold of a wild vine
and swung himself over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above.
Terrified, the man looked down to where, far below,
another tiger had come, waiting to eat him.
Two mice, one white, one black, little by little
began to gnaw away at the vine.
The man saw a luscious strawberry near him.
Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked
the strawberry with the other.
”How sweet it tasted!” A ZEN Parable

01-19-2003, 11:41 PM
Puzzle 220 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19759)

Ethoxyquin, a chemical preservative, was originally developed as a rubber stabilizer. It was later refined for use as a preservative in animal feeds. Before the late 1980's there was little Ethoxyquin used in pet foods. After companies started to make high performance feeds they began to use more of this chemical
to extend the shelf life of their products. Shortly after this, some pet owners began to see dramatic changes in their animals. Puppies were dying, deformed or stillborn. One breeders prized studs throat looked like raw hamburger and every time he walked he would leave a trail of blood.

01-19-2003, 11:42 PM
Puzzle 221 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19845)

The most distinctive feature of the alert, finely built Basenji becomes apparent only when it is disturbed - instead of barking like other dogs,
it has unique yodeling and chortling calls.

The Basenji was developed as a hunting dog in the Congo and it may be related to similar dogs portrayed on ancient Egyptian artifacts.

Green vegetables are favored by these dogs and should form part of their regular diet.

01-19-2003, 11:44 PM
Puzzle 222 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19905)

Healthy Hints
Suzanne Weaver

There once was a cat named Knishes,
Who ate lots of fattening dishes.
When put on a diet,
He caused such a riot
His owner, he meowed was delicious!!!!

Taken from a Great old book
The Cat Catalogue!!!!

01-21-2003, 03:22 AM
Puzzle 223 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19936)

As for the horse named Marengo, legend has it that he was
captured during the Egyptian campaign, that Napoleon rode him
on all his famous campaigns from the second Italian campaign,
through the retreat from Moscow, to the final battle at Waterloo.
The horse reputedly was captured after that climatic battle and
taken to Britain, where he was put on exhibition and even today
his skeleton is on display in the National Army Museum.

Marengo was a sensation. Crowds pressed into the Waterloo
Rooms on Pall Mall to see the proud horse described on the
advertising handbills as "Bonaparte's White Barb Charger ...
favourite horse of the late Emperor". This small grey Arab
stallion, around 14 hands in height (he was called a Barb
because he was of Turkish origin), had accompanied his
master "through most of his battles," stated the bills and carried
the wounds to prove it: five scars and a bullet lodged in his tail.

Constant, Napoleon's valet, wrote that, "The Emperor mounted
a horse without grace ... and I believe that he would not have
always been very sturdy on the horse if we had not taken so
much care to give him only horses perfectly trained." On the
other hand, Ernst Otto Odeleben, more critical of Napoleon's
lack of equestrian skills said: "Napoleon rode like a butcher ...
whilst galloping, his body rolled backwards and forwards and
sideways, according to the speed of his horse.”

~Marengo: The Myth of Napoleon's Horse

01-22-2003, 01:05 AM
Puzzle 224 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19982)

Lassie looked brilliant, in part because the farm family she lived
with was made up of idiots. Remember? One of them was always
getting pinned under the tractor, and Lassie was always rushing
back to the farmhouse to alert the other ones. She'd whimper and
tug at their sleeves, and they'd always waste precious minutes
saying things: "Do you think something's wrong? Do you think
she wants us to follow her? What is it, girl?", etc., as if this had
never happened before, instead of every week. What with all
the time these people spent pinned under the tractor, I don't
see how they managed to grow any crops whatsoever. They
probably got by on federal crop supports, which Lassie filed
the applications for. ~ Dave Barry

01-28-2003, 03:19 AM
Puzzle 225 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20113)

The Cat Fanciers' Association recognizes 40 breeds of domestic cats.

Ailurophilia is the love of cats. The term comes from Herodotus, the Greek historian, who called the cats he found in Egypt ailuroi or "tail wavers."

Ailurophobia is the fear or hatred of cats.

More than 35,000 kittens are born in the U.S. each year.

~~171 Amazing Cat Facts by Barbara Goodson

01-28-2003, 03:20 AM
Puzzle 226 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20177)

It is a matter to gain the affection of a cat. He is a philosophical animal, tenacious of his own habits, fond of order and neatness, and disinclined to extravagant sentiment. He will be your friend, if he finds you worthy of friendship, but not your slave.
~Theophile Gautier

02-10-2003, 12:03 AM
Here is the answer to puzzle 228:

"Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives."
~Albert Schweitzer

Luckies - could you put the completed 227 in here? That way the next puzzle poster won't duplicate! :)

02-10-2003, 12:22 AM
Puzzle 227 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20562)

He wished the sunshine back in the sky, and he wished a wart on

his left fetlock would disappear, and it did, and he started home,

eager to amaze his father and mother with his magic pebble. He

could hardly wait to see their faces. Maybe they wouldn't even

believe him at first.

02-10-2003, 12:35 AM
hehe NM Cass! :) Thanks, Scott! :)

02-10-2003, 03:20 PM

Just as a stream flows smoothly on as long as it encounters no obstruction, so the nature of man and animal is such that we never really notice or become conscious of what is agreeable to our will; if we are to notice something, our will has to have been thwarted, has to have experienced a shock of some kind.
~Arthur Schopenhauer

02-12-2003, 01:51 AM

"How nice it is to think that feline dreams, like our own, are painted with creative brush strokes from time to time. Perhaps my cats and I even share the same dream: a world where all kittens are wanted and loved, and where every cat has a safe, warm place to sleep... and to dream."

~ Barbara L. Diamond

02-16-2003, 06:09 PM
Puzzle 231 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21067)

In the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology, five Tailless rats were born out of 40,000 rats between 1915 and 1917. They were observed, and three were dissected so the vertebrai could be examined. The lumbar vertebrai were modified and the pelvic girdle was only attached by a small surface near the anterior end altering the angle of the hind legs , resulting in the lifted rump.

02-16-2003, 10:30 PM
Puzzle 232 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21259)

If a dogs prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky.
~Old Proverb

02-18-2003, 08:17 PM
Puzzle 233 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21295)

If a cat spoke, it would say things like, “Hey, I don't see the problem here." ~ Roy Blount, Jr.

02-21-2003, 02:49 PM
Puzzle 234 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21411)

Eagles may soar, but at least ratties don't get sucked into jet engines! ~ Unknown

02-23-2003, 05:08 PM

I'm Only a Cat

I'm only a cat,
and I stay in my place...
Up there on your chair,
on your bed or your face!

I'm only a cat,
and I don't finick much...
I'm happy with cream
and anchovies and such!

I'm only a cat,
and we'll get along fine...
As long as you know
I'm not yours... you're all mine!

Author Unknown

03-03-2003, 10:12 PM
Puzzle 236 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21772)

~A Rescued Cat~

I was once born to a loving mother who cuddled and rendered to my needs.Soon, I was introduced to another, who said we will now tend to your needs.Life was good, I had all I could wish for with lots of toys and special feeds.
Then one day, I was lifted up and carried away. I was sat down and left to make my own way.I looked around and found I had no place to stay. I soon felt the harshness of natures day.I walked and walked looking for the one who said I was special wanting to play.Day turned into night, I was taken with fright, what was I going to do this night?

I found an old box, crawled in and settled down to wait, hoping they would appear in sight.Night turned into day, I was still with fright, but my belly was tight. I knew it was time for my breakfast. I waited and hoped for them to come back and say it will be all right.The days turned into weeks, some days I felt so weak. I traveled and hunted looking for a treat.I tried to beg for help, but all I got was a kick as I silently cried why, I don't understand, I was once told that you are my little man, now it's all I can do to stand.some days I weep as I long for a safe place to sleep. I pray that some days I will find enough to eat.I run and fight. I dodge and creep.

Then one day I hear a voice say, come here little stray, I will help you find a place to stay. I run afraid looking for a safe place to hide. The voice calls high, don't be afraid I will help you little guy. I sit and watch, waiting for the worst, but I'm offered a tin of milk to help my thirst.The day goes by and to my surprise I find a bowl of food piled high. I eat with glee, oh gee why is she so nice to me.Could it possibly be she will love me? I soon again learn to trust, as the voice smoothes my soul and the hand grooms my coat that has become dull, where there was once a glow. I hear the words don't be afraid, I will take you in and give you a place to lay.As I relax my head and body to rest, I hear the words God Bless you little stray you now have a place to stay.

03-03-2003, 10:13 PM
Puzzle 237 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21978)

If a dog will not come to you
after having looked
you in the face,
you should go home and
examine your conscience.

Woodrow Wilson

03-09-2003, 08:06 PM
Puzzle 238 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=22099)

When you get to where you're goin' take care of the horse you rode in on.

03-09-2003, 08:08 PM
Puzzle 239 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=22216)

Turtles and whales, they live in the sea
My little brown bunny, she lives with me
Giraffes live in Africa, and San Diego, too
See them run in Escondido * I like the park more than the zoo!

03-14-2003, 02:49 PM
Puzzle 240 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=22321)

Most important of all creatures to the coast Indian peoples was Raven. It was Raven – the Transformer, the cultural hero, the trickster, the Big Man (he took many forms to many peoples) – who created the world. He put the sun, moon and stars into the sky, fish into the sea, salmon into the rivers, and food onto the land; he manoeuvred the tides to assure daily acces to beach resources. Raven gave people fire and water, placed the rivers, lakes and cedar trees over thr land, and people the earth.
Full of magical, supernatural power, Raven could turn himself into anything at any time. He could dive beneath the sea, ascend into the sky, or make anything happen by willing it. His legendary antics were often motivated by insatiable greed, and love to tease, to cheat, to woo, and to trick. But all often were turned on to hapless Raven

Looking at Indian Art of Northwest Coast
Hilary Stewart

03-17-2003, 06:11 PM
Puzzle 241 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=22755)

And what is the Scientific Community doing about these problems,
young people? THEY'RE CLONING SHEEP. Great! Just what we need!
Sheep that look MORE ALIKE than they already do!
Thanks a lot, Scientific Community! ~ Dave Barry

03-19-2003, 07:23 AM
Puzzle 242 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=22849)

If you think that dogs
can't count,
try putting three
dog biscuits
in your pocket
and then giving Fido
only two of them.

Phil Pastoret

03-24-2003, 05:55 PM
Puzzle 243 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=22910)

Love in it's truest form has no language or words,
it just has a thousand and one actions
we all wish we could describe.

- Kenneth B. Emery -

03-25-2003, 06:44 PM
Puzzle 244 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23099)

I think we are drawn to dogs
because they are the
uninhibited creatures
we might be if we
weren't certain
we knew better.

George Bird Evans

04-07-2003, 11:36 PM
Puzzle 245 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&postid=319407)

Better Watch What You Pray For!

The Cat From God!

A true story about a pastor and his experience. He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was afraid to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, etc. The kitty would not come down. The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the pastor decided that if he tied a rope to his car and to the tree and drove away so that the tree bent down, he could then reach up and get the kitten. He did all this, checking his progress in the car frequently, then figured if he went just a little bit further, the tree would be bent sufficiently for him to reach the kitten. But as he moved a little further forward....the rope broke. The tree went "bong!" and the kitten instantly sailed through the air out of sight. The pastor felt terrible. He walked all over the neighborhood asking people if they'd seen a little kitten. No. Nobody had seen a stray kitten. So he prayed, "Lord, I just commit this kitten to your keeping," and went on about his business.

A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one of his church members. He happened to look into her shopping cart and was amazed to see cat food. Now this woman was a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked her, "Why are you buying cat food when you hate cats so much?" She replied, "You won't believe this," and told him how her little girl had been begging her for a cat, but she kept refusing. Then a few days before, the child had begged again, so the mom finally told her little girl, "Well, if God gives you a cat, I'll let you keep it." She told the pastor, "I watched my child go out in the yard, get on her knees, and ask God for a cat. And really, pastor, you won't believe this, but I saw it with my own eyes. A kitten suddenly came flying out of the blue sky, with its paws spread out, and landed right in front of her."

04-13-2003, 08:14 PM
Puzzle 246 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=24313)

Keep the home-fires burning,
while your hearts are yearning,
Though your lads are far away
They dream of home.
There's a silver lining
Through the dark cloud shining;
Turn the dark cloud inside out,
Till the boys come home.

~Lena Guilbert Ford

04-13-2003, 08:16 PM
Skipped Puzzles 247 - 266

04-13-2003, 08:18 PM
Puzzle 267 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=24354)

How many breeds and kinds of pets there are
I never knew until we started Pet of the Day!
Who knew a Xoloitzcuintli existed, near or far
Or a Sphynx would be not a statue, but a real live Cat of the Day?

Who knew how many rescues we'd meet through this site
Or how many rescuers who care day and night?

I didn't know about the Selkirk Rex with its curly fur
Didn't know a prairie dog could be a pet, that's for sure!

A Portuguese Podengo Medio, a Degu or Duprasi
An Alaskan Klee Kai, a Scottish Fold so sweet and sassy

These are not just creatures from a fairy tale or book
They're real live pets that we learn about and are hooked!

And there are the unique "breeds," the one of a kind shelter finds,
Whose ancestries are a puzzle, but they're gems of every kind.

But of all the purebreeds and mixes, one thing I always knew
Is that their people love and cherish them, and guess what?

We do, too!

04-14-2003, 10:51 PM
Puzzle 268 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=24420)

Hey, do you know about the USA?
do you know about the government?
Can you tell me about the Constitution?
Hey, learn about the USA.

In seventeen eighty-seven I'm told
Our founding fathers did agree
To write a list of principles
for keepin' people free.

The USA was just startin' out.
A whole brand-new country.
And so our people spelled it out
The things that we should be.

And they put those principles down on
paper and called it the Constitution, and
It's been helping us run our country ever
since then. The first part of the
Constitution is called the preamble and tells
what those founding fathers set out to do.

We the people
In order to form a more perfect union,
Establish justice, insure domestic tranquility,
provide for the common defense,
promote the general welfare and
Secure the blessings of liberty
To ourselves and our posterity
do ordain and establish this Constitution
for the United States of America.

~Schoolhouse Rock

04-19-2003, 12:33 AM
Puzzle 269 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=24734)

They‘re the shadows in the night,
the strange noises in the dark,
the ominous footsteps,
the chaos in the closet,
But mostly they‘re asleep on the couch.

~ Joe Martin‘s Cats with Hands

04-28-2003, 07:52 PM
Puzzle 270 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=24989)

Last Words To A Dumb Friend

Housemate, I can think you still
bounding to the window sill,
Over which I vaguely see
Your small mound beneath the tree,
Showing in the autumn shade
That you moulder where you played.

Thomas Hardy

04-28-2003, 08:00 PM
Puzzle 271 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25185)

"Animal cruelty... is not a harmless venting of emotion in a
healthy individual; this is a warning sign that this individual
is not mentally healthy and needs some sort of intervention.
Abusing animals does not dissimate these violent emotions,
it may -ue- them."

"Why would it be necessary for human beings to drink the milk
of another mammal to be healthy? A mother cow's milk is
designed s-e-i-i-a--- for her calf; likewise, a human mother's
milk is designed s-e-i-i-a--- for a human baby. Does the baby
have to drink the human mother's milk to be healthy? If not,
then why should a human being drink the milk of a cow to be

04-28-2003, 08:01 PM
Puzzle 272 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25276)

You perhaps would say I fell in love with her, but I dislike that word 'love', and will merely say that the sight of her smote my senses with most agreeable emphasis. ~Sardonicus

05-25-2003, 09:38 PM
Puzzle 273 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25485)

"It freshens your breath and helps prevent tartar"
~Mel Gibson, while eating a dog biscuit at Harvard

05-25-2003, 09:39 PM
Puzzle 274 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25600)

I have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being is not the ability to produce food which they take for granted but his or her entertainment value. Geoffrey Household

05-25-2003, 09:41 PM
Puzzle 275 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=26121)

"The Adventures of Ripley the Office Cat" is the title of a website devoted to the exploits of a little tabby with star quality who protects the humans at Green Dragon Creations, Inc. in Water Valley, Miss. A skillful pouncer and prowler, Ripley loves to read e~mail and fight aliens. He and the other staffers are available for contract work developing computer games and such. You can visit Ripley at http://www.watervalley.net/ripley
"Cats at Work" by Suzanne Smither

05-25-2003, 09:43 PM
Puzzle 276 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=26356)

Along the edge of Georgetown runs a broad esplanade, bounded on one side by the sea and on the other by an area of trees and grass,intersected by numerous canals. This was a favourite haunt for toads and courting couples.
These toads are a great putty~colored beasts motled with chocolate blotches. They are attractive creatures, with wide mouth set in a perpetual grin, large, dark pop~eyes that are shot with silver and gold, and a portly and well~fed appearance. They are, as a rule, rather lethargic, but, as we discovered that night, they were capable of an astonishing turn of speed.
These toads had hitherto led a tranquil life, meditating by day and singing part~songs by night, so they were amazed and affronted by the appearance in their midst of four people who chased them vigorously with a torch. No less amazed and affronted where the vast number of courting couples who littered the grass almost as thickly as the toads. The toads strongly objected to the torch being flashed on them, on so did the courting couples. The toads did not like being chased across miles of grass, and the curting couples were unanimous in their opinion of the four maniacs who leapt over their recumbent bodies in pursuit of the toads. However, in beween tripping over courting couples and apologizng to them, shining the torch on them and hastly turnig it of again, we managed to catch thirty~five toads. So we returned home, hot and out of breath but in much better frame of mind, leaving behind us a great many frightened toads and a number of indignant people of both sexes.

Three Singles to Adventure by Gerald Durrell

05-25-2003, 09:44 PM
Puzzle 277 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=26781)

"If there was any petting to be done...he chose to do it. Often he
would sit looking at me, and then, moved by a delicate affection, come and pull at my coat and sleeve until he could touch my face with his nose, and then go away contented."
~ Charles Dudley Warner

05-26-2003, 12:51 AM
Puzzle 278 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&postid=364463)

Dalmatians are a pain in the ass. They are high-strung, stubborn and will chew all the legs off your furniture unless they get their own way. It's hard for me to get very upset about all this though. I realized very early in the game that Spot and I share the same character flaws. Actually I am in awe of my dog. How can he continue to be so bad without incurring anyone's wrath? It's amazing.

- John Sealander – WAG An Anthology of Dog Tales

05-28-2003, 07:39 PM
Puzzle 279 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=27267)

If your dog thinks you’re the greatest person in the world,
don’t seek a second opinion. ~ Jim Fiebig

06-15-2003, 08:10 PM
Puzzle 280 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=27393)

Volunteers are urgently needed to join a ten day field trip
to help locate and record two of Tasmania's most elusive frogs ~
the Southern Toadlet and the Smooth Froglet.

"This field trip has been organised to collect new data which will
update and improve our knowledge of these mysterious
autumn breeding frogs."

"Frog enthusiasts ~ and isn't that everybody ~ can join the trip at
any stage, and can participate for a day or the entire ten days," says Dr Michaels.

Volunteers keen to join the field trip should enjoy Tasmania's
fickle autumn weather, shouldn't mind roughing it and be prepared
to get a little muddy if necessary.

The Smooth Froglet is a plump, dark brown frog with light brown
stripes, white belly and pink thighs. It is usually found in coastal
heaths, sedges and forests in western and central Tasmania and
King Island.

The Southern Toadlet is a small burrowing frog which walks
rather than hops. It also has colourful markings ~ a bright
orange throat and back legs and a marbled black and blue
pattern on its belly.

"Conditions in Tasmania are favourable at the moment and the
field trip has been planned to coincide with the time that these
frogs are most active and therefore easier to detect," says
Dr Michaels.

~ World Wildlife Fund

06-15-2003, 08:11 PM
Puzzle 281 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=27624)

The Dalmatian is like no other dog. He is peppered from handsome head to waving tail with spots~ black or liver~colored spots as small as a dime and as large as a half~dollar. His spots give him a unique appearance that can be sleekly fashionable as well as comically clownish.

06-15-2003, 08:17 PM
Puzzle 282 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=28194)

Q: What’s black and white and red all over?
A: A baby panda with diaper rash.

Q: What’s black and white and red all over?
A: An embarrassed zebra.

Q: What’s black and white with 16 wheels?
A: A zebra on roller skates.

Q: What’s black and white and red (read) all over?
A: A newspaper.

Q: What do all fish have in their cars?
A: A shellular phone.

Q: What is black and white with a cherry on top?
A: A police car.

Q: What is black and white with a cherry on top?
A: A festive tuxedo cat.

Q: What is black and white with a cherry on top?
A: A chocolate ice cream sundae, silly!

08-02-2003, 07:28 AM
Puzzle 283 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=30666)

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for running about like mad at
nothing whatsoever, and generally stopping before it gets
there. ~ Agnes Repplier

08-02-2003, 07:29 AM
Puzzle 284 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=31343)

A Cat's Prayer

Lead me down all the right paths,
Keep me from fleas, bees, and baths.
Let me in should it storm,
Keep me safe, fed, and warm.

Let the sun shine where I lay,
Keep me going so I may play.
And most of all ...
Bless the people I adore,
And guard me from the dog next door.

~ Lisa Malone

08-05-2003, 05:41 PM
Puzzle 285 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=31693)

What is that cold stuff?
Yes, I've luxurious fur
but I'm not stupid!

What evil lurks there?
Frozen, white, wet on my paws
Quick! Shut the porch door!

Oh you nasty folk
Laughing at feline distress
I shed on you all.
~ Karen

08-11-2003, 07:03 PM
Puzzle 286 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=31800)

What Is A Cat?

Gentle eyes
that see so much,
paws that have
the quiet touch.

Purrs to signal
"all is well"
and show more love
than words can tell.

Graceful movements
touched with pride,
a calming presence
by our side.

A friendship
that will last and grow,
small wonder
why we love them so.

~Author Unknown

08-26-2003, 08:14 PM
Puzzle 287 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=32208)

To walk with Lions

Lion,for so long my thoughts have been clasped
by your paws and today your form stalks
through my mind.
Our spirits are merged in an indefinable way.

Gareth Patterson - A Lion's Pride

08-26-2003, 08:16 PM
Puzzle 288 (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=33049)

A few weeks after my surgery,
I went out to play catch with my golden retriever.
When I bent over to pick up the ball, my prosthesis fell out!!!
The dog snatched it,and I found myself chasing him down the road yelling
"Hey, Come back here with my breast!!!!!!
Linda Ellerbee