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Cat Humor

As I was looking through my picture folder recently, I realized that I had accumulated a good bit of cat humor. I thought I'd share it with you in this week's blog post.

Our cat Buddy, who is white once again after his chimney climbing adventure, loves to find new places to sleep. Here he is in Avery's baby seat.

Baby Buddy September

Here are several funnies about where cats sleep:
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Latest Signs

Last week's post was funny signs from around the world. The content of post was mostly verbiage. This week's post — the signs that have come my way recently — is mostly pictures.

I'll start off with several signs we saw on our recent trip to Ohio to see my mother, who is under hospice care. Becka did a nice post about our long weekend up there, so if you would like to read about it, it's on her blog. I would appreciate your prayers for Mom and for our family as we go through this difficult time.

To get from the town where my sister lives to the town where my mom lives, you have to go through a little town called West Millgrove. In the past the town was a speed trap, but apparently they cannot afford to pay for that kind of law enforcement now. Here's a pair of signs that amused us.

End Speed Limit

The former police must have been challenging people to accelerate that quickly as they left town.
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Did I Read that Sign Right?

Kutu Shampoo

Today's post is a compilation of poorly worded or badly translated signs seen around the world. They are guaranteed to make you ask yourself, "Did I read that sign right?"

In an office:
Toilet out of order. Please use floor below

Message on a leaflet:
If you cannot read, this leaflet will tell you how to get lessons

In a Laundromat:
Automatic washing machines: please remove all your clothes when the light goes out

In a London department store:
Bargain basement upstairs

On a church door:
This is the gate of heaven. Enter ye all by this door. (This door is kept locked because of the draft. Please use side door.)

In an Acapulco hotel:
The manager has personally passed all the water served here.

In a Swiss mountain inn:
SPECIAL TODAY - No ice cream.

In an office:
Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday, please bring it back or further steps will be taken

In an office:
After tea break staff should empty the teapot and stand upside down on the draining board

Outside a second-hand shop:
We exchange anything - bicycles, washing machines, etc. Why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain?

Sign in Egyptian hotel:
If you require room service, please open door and shout, "Room service!"

English sign in a German cafe:
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Fun with Cats and Dogs

Do you have cats or dogs? Most of my life I've shared living space with animals of some sort — dogs, tropical fish, parakeets, hamsters, cats, and Guinea pigs — pretty much in their order of appearance in my life. House pets can be a huge source of not only enjoyment and companionship, but also work and frustration. Today's blog post consists of some fun pictures of cats and dogs that are sure to bring a smile or two or more.

Some dogs patiently endure a great deal. Here's one that's amazing:

Dog Chalked

More often, though, they get themselves into trouble, as in the next picture....
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Hair Care Challenges

Keep Calm Fix Your Hair

Last Thursday Becka had something happen at home that was a new one for us, and she blogged about it in a unique manner. In retrospect it was quite funny, though it was harder to laugh about it at the time. If you don't check out her post, you'll miss a funny story. I'll just update it by saying that through efforts mostly his own, Buddy is almost back to normal again. Cats are so good at taking care of most of their own hair care challenges.

A while back I read a fun piece called How to Shampoo in French — A reference guide, by Con Chapman. Here's the first part of it:

Forget Iraq, Derrida, and Jerry Lewis. It's time to turn our attention to the principal remaining obstacle to Franco-American understanding: French shampoo labels.

You know what I'm talking about. You're in the shower at a beach or ski house, someone is knocking on the door for his or her turn, and you find that your hostess, worldly sophisticate that she is, has stocked the bathroom with hair-care products from the nation that thinks snails are snacks.

When told to Moussez, nettoyez et répétez, l’un quel est pour faire? (What is one to do?)

You, dear reader, are in luck. The author took two years of French in high school, and most of a semester in college. What follows is a handy reference guide that, if properly laminated, you can take into the shower with you to avoid using the conditioner before the shampoo and spending the rest of your getaway weekend looking like your hair was flattened down with walrus fat. Commençons (Let us begin) our deconstruction of la bouteille typique de shampooing (the typical shampoo bottle)....

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