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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by CaptnJim, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Sorry to hear that Jim.
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  2. MiniBike

    MiniBike Still here...

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    Sorry to hear of your loss Jim.
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  3. CMS

    CMS Been here awhile

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    Sorry for your loss cms
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  4. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scooter Pilot

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    Thank you for the kinds words and condolences - it helps lift our hearts. We will move on to the Phoenix area today, where we will get to see our daughter, son-in-law, and their 3 kitties. Looking forward to some scooting time, too. Thank you, also, for allowing me to wander a bit OT. This Battle Scooter community is great.

    Jim
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  5. Dabears

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    Jim- so sorry to hear about your cat. It’s hard to say goodbye. Still keep a picture of ours on my desk after 4 years.

    Just returned to Atlanta after 3 weeks hitting various spots in AZ with little to no WiFi... I can say we’ve had our one Quartzsite experience....
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  6. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer Supporter

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    Always sad to lose a family member and it sounds like Izzy was a full fledge family member. 'm sure you and the Blonde will have good memories of your times together.
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  7. JerryH

    JerryH To Each Their Own Supporter

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    Really sorry to hear about your cat. About 15 years ago, I found a really nice kitten that just showed up at our shop. It must have been about 6 months old and was tame, unlike some of the feral cats that also hung around the shop. They would not allow it to have anything to eat. (we always fed the stay cats) We were just about to move into a new shop, and the old one was going to be demolished. I took "Furball" home, had her fixed, and kept her for about 10 years. Though she was mostly a house cat, she liked to go outside once in a while. I have a 6' block wall around my house with a wrought iron gate. I always made sure the gate was closed. The one time I forgot a large dog came into the yard and killed her. It took months to get over it. Shortly after, the neighbors cat started hanging around. She looked almost identical to Furball, and was very friendly. They had a couple of large dogs, and the cat didn't like being around them. Long story short, I wound up with the cat. She is so much like my other cat sometimes I can't tell the difference. I do not let this one outside. The neighbors have since moved. This was also a young cat when I got her. My sister had 3 cats that all lived to be 17 years old. So this one may out live me. When you live alone, a pet can make a huge difference.
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  8. CaptnJim

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    Thanks for sharing that, Jerry. I am glad to hear you have a furry family member. It isn't just about living alone - Joan and I do almost everything together, but so many of our daily routines revolved around Izzy.

    This morning, when I checked Facebook, the "Facebook Memory" came up... of course, it was a photo of Izzy. Too soon, but I couldn't take my eyes off of it.

    I wish you and your furry one a lot of years together.
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  9. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer Supporter

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    Sorry to hear about this. We have a cat and a dog, and they are very much full members of the family.
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  10. jon_l

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    Jim - I hope you don’t mind me sharing 2 photos of our tabby here.

    Adopted at 4 months old, now 4-1/2 years old, named Mr. Chubbs by his original owner:

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    Supposedly, the name was due to his fat tail, but like me, he is not slim!

    Irreplaceable, like your Izzy, but if something happened to him, we would have to try.

    [​IMG]
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  11. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    Dogs have owners, Cats have servants!
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  12. Jim T

    Jim T Been here awhile

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    I always like the saying about how "Dogs come when you call them.............cats take your number and get back to you"!
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  13. CaptnJim

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    Hey, Jon. Mr. Chubbs is a fine-looking feline. I enjoy seeing the photos. We have been spending time with our daughter and son-in-law... and their 3 cats. No problem seeing other happy, healthy cats. Facebook has been tough: the "Facebook Memories" that pop up each morning... yeah, I have shared a lot of Izzy photos in the past nine years.

    Bringing a new furry baby into the family doesn't replace a lost one, but you do learn that you have room in your heart for another. Too soon for Joan right now. I hope another opportunity will present itself.

    In the meantime, I didn't mean to make this thread about our loss of little Izzy. I am appreciative of all the kind words here; good people here on Battle Scooters.

    The scoots are still strapped down in the cargo trailer - we have been doing family stuff with our daughter and son-in-law. Maybe tomorrow.

    Best wishes,
    Jim
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  14. scootermann

    scootermann Been here awhile

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    Dogs and cats... the saga continues.

    All I can say is when you can show me a dog that buries his own poop, then we can talk...

    My cats will get up under my Cycle Shell cover and sleep on the scooter in the cold or rain, especially if the weather is cold and the bike has been recently ridden (warm).
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  15. JerryH

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    My cat sleeps at the foot of my bed. I let her outside once in a great while. I was outside working on an old car today, and I let her out while I was out there, with the gate closed. She has no front claws, and is way too fat to jump a 6' block wall. She stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and has plenty to eat and drink. Translation, one totally spoiled cat.
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  16. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scooter Pilot

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    I don't know about "spoiling," but some friends said, "That cat hit the jackpot!" when we brought Izzy home from the shelter. She had a lot of issues, and needed to be rescued. Nine great years with her, and I feel like she spoiled us back... just so darn sweet.

    I've enjoyed reading about others here with their furry family members.

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    And now for something different (and still not scooter related)...

    A Super-Blue-Blood Moon overnight tonight:

    http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2018/01/2-for-3-so-far.html

    The Blood Moon portion of this trifecta will happen early tomorrow. Here's a look at tonight's Super Blue Moon...

    [​IMG]

    We will be moving to another RV park in a couple days and will get the scoots out. I am so in need of some two-wheel time.
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  17. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    I got up early and watched the eclipse in the Western sky, about 5 am in California. It looked like the moon looked in the days when Napa and Sonoma were burning and the sky was full of smoke, red-brown. After a while it was like watching paint dry and I went back to bed.

    Today is perfect scooter weather, sunny and 60 something, no real wind. I have to un-ass the chair now and get outside and ride to the gym.
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  18. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    snowing, no moon, no scooter riding
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  19. Tromper

    Tromper Sagaciously Annoying Supporter

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    Yah a bit hazy down here too; however it was clear 'nuff to commute on the bike. A rare break in rain this (last couple) year(s).
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  20. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life! Supporter

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    Yeah Captain, get some scooting in ASAP!

    I've barely ridden my scoot since I brought the Harley home. I need some scooting too!