Hello again,

I hope you are looking forward to the holidays, wherever you are. I always look forward to Thanksgiving, with the feast that goes along with it. I try not to overeat, but it's not easy to resist all the good food. Kind of like a cat.... Mine, anyway. They love Thanksgiving, too, because they get the organ meats from the turkey, as well as lots of special turkey treats over the next week or two.

How does your cat enjoy the holidays?

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Have you ever had this happen to you?

You're typing a nice long email to a friend, and it takes about 20 minutes, or more. And then, just when you're ready to click the Send button, something happens. The letter disappears! And you wish you could remember what you just typed. You can't find it - it's just... gone!

That happened with this issue of the newsletter. However, and maybe you can relate to this, since I have so many cats here, the usual culprit is one of them scampering across my desk, stepping on the delete button. Yep, they manage to step right on that sucker. As if they can read! As if they know what they're doing. One evening, two cats were chasing through the house, and both of them trounced across my keyboard.

Somehow, they actually hit Control Alt Delete. And you know what that does: It restarts the computer!

So, whatever interesting things I had gathered up to tell you this time... are all gone! I'm making this whole thing up as I go. I don't have time to go find everything again.


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INTERESTING WEB PAGE DEPARTMENT

http://www.bestfriends.org

I visited this sanctuary a few years ago and was extremely impressed with their work - and their facility.

You can sign up for their newsletters, too, and keep up with their ongoing work with the hurricane
victims. There is still a LOT of work to do.

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I just started something new this month: For everyone who subscribes to my Kitty Times, they get my free Cat Jokes book. Since I didn't have that book available till now, I want everyone to have it. So here is the link to go download it if you want it:

http://www.theproblemcat.com/Cat-Jokes.pdf

I hope you enjoy it! Let me know which jokes you liked best. Also, which pictures. I took several of them myself. The rest are from all over the Internet, as are the jokes. As much as these have been passed around, it's difficult to track down a copyright, and besides, I think jokes are exempt from copyrights.

If you have different information, please let me know!

Speaking of jokes:
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TIME TO SMILE

A man runs into the vet's office carrying his dog, screaming for help. The vet rushes him back to an
examination room and has him put his dog down on the examination table. The vet examines the still, limp body and after a few moments, tells the man that his dog, regrettably, is dead. The man, clearly agitated and not willing to accept this, demands a second opinion.

The vet goes into the back room and comes out with a cat and puts the cat down next to the dog's body. The cat sniffs the body, walks from head to tail, poking and sniffing the dog's body and finally looks at the vet and meows.

The vet looks at the man and says, "I'm sorry, but the cat thinks your dog is dead, too."

The man, finally resigned to the diagnosis, thanks the vet and asks how much he owes. The vet answers, "$350."

"$350 to tell me my dog is dead?!" exclaims the man.

"Well," the vet replies, "I would only have charged you $50 for my initial diagnosis. The additional $300 is for the cat scan."

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THIS MONTH'S RIDDLE:

Why did a person with an unspayed female cat have to go to court?

For kitty littering

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TIP OF THE MONTH

Protect your cat from people-prescriptions . . . even if he or she is in pain.

Aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatories -- like most medications for people -- should never be given to cats. Even low doses can be dangerous, because cats don't have the enzymes to process these drugs. If your cat appears to be in pain, call your vet, and always keep pills in their bottles and out of your cat's reach.

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Next issue, I will talk about Christmas shopping, decorating, and other items related to that holiday,
since that's the one we observe in my home. If you have any stories about your cat and your own holiday experiences or traditions, send them in! We'd love to hear about you and your cats!

Also, don't forget, if you send in a tip-of-the-month or a story about your cat, I'll send you your choice of a free gift. (Choose from my cat photo collection or an ebook on different subjects, including golf, holiday recipes, time management, or a slew of other subjects I've been collecting ebooks on.)

Thanks for reading my newsletter; see you next time!

If you ever want to review past issues, here is where they are stored:
http://www.ymlp.com/pubarchive.php?catsgalore