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Re: Kat Klub

Post by WiseOne » Sun May 24, 2020 5:33 pm

I've tried training with treats too. I did a daily routine with my carrier-hating cat where I'd throw a treat into the carrier and tell him to "jump in". And he did. Naturally, right before a vet visit when I start to THINK about putting him into the carrier for real, zoom away under the bed/behind the sofa he goes. It's like he has ESP and can hear any carrier-related intentions.

Dualstow, FWIW my resistant cat into carrier technique: step one, clip claws earlier in the day or the day before. Trap cat somewhere like the bathroom, or close doors to rooms with furniture that provides hiding places (e.g. bedroom). Stand carrier on end with the top (actually the side door) open. PIck up cat with two hands, one supporting his butt and the other one gripping the back of his neck (scruffing). Drop straight down into carrier. Keep scruffing until the top lid is down.

Kitty will eventually forgive you.

p.s. Love the avatar. is that your cat watching cat TV?
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Re: Kat Klub

Post by Smith1776 » Sun May 24, 2020 7:09 pm

So, as some of you know, I came home late last night. I walk into my room, turn on the light, and am greeted by this. 😍😍


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Re: Kat Klub

Post by dualstow » Mon May 25, 2020 1:22 pm

WiseOne wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 5:33 pm
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Dualstow, FWIW my resistant cat into carrier technique: step one, clip claws earlier in the day or the day before. Trap cat somewhere like the bathroom, or close doors to rooms with furniture that provides hiding places (e.g. bedroom). Stand carrier on end with the top (actually the side door) open. PIck up cat with two hands, one supporting his butt and the other one gripping the back of his neck (scruffing). Drop straight down into carrier. Keep scruffing until the top lid is down.
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Kitty will eventually forgive you.
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p.s. Love the avatar. is that your cat watching cat TV?
Yeah. It was the generic video for some electronic music on youtube. When I looked up from my book, she was staring at a smooth stone in the sand. To her delight, it transformed into that bird, holding her attention long enough for me to snap a dimly lit photo.

We apply some of your technique, especially closing doors. Our main strategy, though, is just making sure I hold the bag while the missus picks up the cat. If I do it, she shoots out all four limbs. When missus does it, the cat surrenders because she knows who the boss is. O0
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Re: Kat Klub

Post by Smith1776 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:15 pm

Hey guys. We've been talking about some pretty heavy topics lately. I want to give us a break with a quiet and content Lily picture. <3

I hope everyone on the forum is safe from danger... and viruses.

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Re: Kat Klub

Post by vnatale » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:20 pm

Smith1776 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Hey guys. We've been talking about some pretty heavy topics lately. I want to give us a break with a quiet and content Lily picture. <3

I hope everyone on the forum is safe from danger... and viruses.


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Purrfect timing! Just what we needed!

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Above provided by: Vinny, who always says: "I only regret that I have but one lap to give to my cats." AND "I'm a more-is-more person."
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Re: Kat Klub

Post by dualstow » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:01 pm

Cats are coasting through corona.
And the riots.
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Re: Kat Klub

Post by vnatale » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:10 pm

dualstow wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:01 pm
Cats are coasting through corona.
And the riots.
We remaining as their servants for their every whim is their only concern!

VInny
Above provided by: Vinny, who always says: "I only regret that I have but one lap to give to my cats." AND "I'm a more-is-more person."
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Re: Kat Klub

Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:46 pm

dualstow wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:01 pm
Cats are coasting through corona.
And the riots.
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And as for him who lacks the courage to defend even his own soul: Let him not brag of his progressive views, boast of his status as an academician or a recognized artist, a distinguished citizen or general. Let him say to himself plainly: I am cattle, I am a coward, I seek only warmth and to eat my fill.
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Re: Kat Klub

Post by pugchief » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:46 am

dualstow wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:01 pm
Cats are coasting through corona.
And the riots.
So are cockroaches. What's your point? :D
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Re: Kat Klub

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Re: Kat Klub

Post by dualstow » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:54 am

pugchief wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:46 am
dualstow wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:01 pm
Cats are coasting through corona.
And the riots.
So are cockroaches. What's your point? :D
Those aren't cool enough to coast. O0
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Re: Kat Klub

Post by Mountaineer » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:39 am

Our cat is very low maintenance. A bit on the skinny side, but otherwise healthy.
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Freedom FROM something results in simply placating self, pursuing what our restless mind thinks will make us happy.
Freedom FOR something results in meeting the needs of others, an emptying of self that leads to compassion and the pathway that satisfies the servant heart. Rev. Donald Schaefer
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Convincing a Family Member to Use the PP

Post by Smith1776 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:28 pm

As many of you know, I espouse the PP philosophy whenever possible amongst friends and family.

Today I FINALLY managed to convince Lily here to adopt the strategy. Well, sort of. Lily has MBA, CFA, CFP, and CIM designations, so she's much more knowledgeable than I am regarding most portfolio matters. Upon explaining the PP strategy she said: "Smith, by buying silver instead of gold, and zero coupon bonds instead of normal long treasury bonds, you can increase your stock allocation."

I said "Huh?"

Lily replied, "Silver behaves similarly to gold, but is more volatile. Zeros behave similarly to long bonds but are also more volatile. So you could, say, allocate 17.5% to silver and 17.5% to zeros and take the space you 'saved' and allocate it to stocks!"

"What about the cash component?"

"Oh right." She paused for a moment. "Replace the cash component with catnip."

"I see."

So I took her to the bullion shop today and she bought some silver coins as per below. She also opened up a new brokerage account and bought some silver ETF shares, zeros, and TSM/SCV stocks. We also just ordered some catnip off of Amazon.

Lily with her new bullion.

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Lily sleeping soundly now knowing her retirement funds are invested in a strategy that is simple, safe, and stable.


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Re: Kat Klub

Post by dualstow » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:07 pm

Bright girl. O0
Reminds me of the dog who insured his bone in the Travelers ad.
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Re: Kat Klub

Post by Smith1776 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:33 pm

dualstow wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Bright girl. O0
Reminds me of the dog who insured his bone in the Travelers ad.
https://youtu.be/lk2B8988ws0
Dang, that is one cute dog! I don't remember ever seeing that ad. Maybe never aired in Canada?

Lily says thank you. She is rather bright. Before retiring to Vancouver she was a high-risk derivatives trader at Goldman Sachs.

For concreteness, this is the "Lily Portfolio."

- 25% catnip (all physical, fully segregated, allocated, unencumbered, and insured.)
- 17.5% silver (half physical and half ETF)
- 17.5% long duration zero coupon bonds
- 20% SCV
- 20% TSM

Lily's Variable Portfolio:
- various cat food manufacturing companies
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Re: Kat Klub

Post by dualstow » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:41 am

That's a little heavy on the catnip, but I get it. It's the asset everyone loves to love.
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Re: Kat Klub

Post by Smith1776 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:00 pm

My dad is done his two week mandatory self-isolation at home, so I am able to head back home now. Here's Lily in her little carrier as we head back to the house!

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Re: Kat Klub

Post by vnatale » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:46 pm

Smith1776 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:00 pm
My dad is done his two week mandatory self-isolation at home, so I am able to head back home now. Here's Lily in her little carrier as we head back to the house!


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A BIG cat in a SMALL cat carrier!

Vinny
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Re: Kat Klub

Post by Smith1776 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:15 pm

"Feed me." O0


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Re: Kat Klub

Post by vnatale » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:34 pm

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"Feed me." O0



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You'd been depriving us for TOO long!

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Re: Kat Klub

Post by WiseOne » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:42 am

Oh how I know that look....
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Re: Kat Klub

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