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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptySun 22 Dec 2019, 22:02

Thank you Temperance, and of course I join LiR and Nielsen, who said it that better than I can.

Kind regards, dear Temperance, from Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptySun 22 Dec 2019, 22:08

Christmas comes a bit earlier here; I have forgotten whether we are 13 hours or 11 hours ahead of Britain, but either way more or less half a day. Still a few days to go but since people are wishing each other Merry Christmas now, I will join in. My husband and I are celebrating it on our own this year, as two of our sons are in Britain, and the other one and his family are coming down on Boxing Day. We do have a smallish turkey for the day. I said dessert could be just strawberries and cherries; I made a Xmas cake with the help of a carer, and my husband has iced it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptySun 22 Dec 2019, 22:57

Caro, I wish you all the best. And have a nice Christmas evening with your husband.

Kind regards from Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptyTue 24 Dec 2019, 15:31

I am also wishing each and everyone, including the families, a Very Merry Christmas.
Enjoy the meals and goodies.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptyTue 24 Dec 2019, 23:55

@Dirk Marinus wrote:
a Very Merry Christmas

I'll echo that to the tune of War Is Over and in the inimitable style of Yoko Ono - " a Velly Melly Klissmas!"

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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptyWed 25 Dec 2019, 08:49

Merry Christmas Res-His'ers.

Is it too early to crack open the Christmas ale or have a wee port?

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptyWed 25 Dec 2019, 09:49

Not for me, it's not.



Happy Christmas also to everyone here. The mince pies are on the house (keeps them fresh for longer).
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptyMon 30 Dec 2019, 18:14

Who has left these mouldy mince pies on the roof of Res His? Are we supposed to consume them tomorrow at midnight?

Happy 2020, tout le monde!

PS I have got a new moggy! The naming process begins...
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptyMon 30 Dec 2019, 21:09

Your new cat might appreciate the mouldy mince pies, Temp, especially if you tell it they have real meat mince in them. As for naming, I am very interested in names though mostly for humans. I saw yesterday that Bella is the most popular name for dogs (I presume female ones), so it might be best avoided, in case it gives it a complex. Everything seems to give complexes these days.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptyWed 01 Jan 2020, 12:04

Happy 2020 to everyone - the lutefisk leftovers from yesterday are on the same roof, for anyone interested.

Naming cats isn't quite the same thing as naming dogs - they don't give a cuss what you call them, as far as I can see, nature's instinctive little stoics that they are. Depending on its origin one could therefore choose one from three eminent and obvious names in that regard:

Marcus Aurelius (if a pedigree plays a part in its origin)
Epictetus (if rescued from dire circumstances)
Seneca (if it displays something of a dark sense of humour)

However there is one particular Stoic who we tend to forget these days and who might actually tick all the feline boxes. Not averse to wandering off whenever he wanted to (he was a proud peripatetic), and even obstinately refusing to wander when Vespasian threw a hissy fit and banished all philosophers from Rome, he also enthusiastically advocated three essential ingredients for a happy life - adequate food, warm surroundings, and a particular (in fact slightly obsessive) interest in domestic furniture. What's more he sported a name any cat would die for: Gaius Musonius Rufus.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptyWed 01 Jan 2020, 13:13

Gaius Musonius Rufus is good, or continuing the classical feline theme there's Quintus Lutatius Catulus, or Lucius Sergius Catilina, or Marcus Antonius Felix ... but Temp hasn't yet told us whether it's a girl cat or a boy cat, so maybe Bast or Bastet, after the Egyptian cat-headed goddess of the hearth and home.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptyWed 01 Jan 2020, 15:48

My cats have had plebeian names over the years.  My Mum thought of calling one of our cats Nefertiti back in the day because the cat despite being a domestic tabby and white had a snooty way of looking down on the world but she (the cat not Mum) ended up as "Puss".  One of the cats I was told needed rehoming (but then he didn't) was called "Greedy".  I had an email from Cats Protection saying they thought that in respect of my age (entered my 70s in what is now last year) I might be better with an old cat - or rather what happened (in case that sounds rude) I had suggested I might be better with an older cat and the lady from CP agreed with me so I suppose it's a case of awaiting them contacting me to (a) inspect my humble abode (b) if they deem my home to pass muster to put me in touch with an age-appropriate cat.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptyThu 02 Jan 2020, 09:36

@nordmann wrote:
Marcus Aurelius (if a pedigree plays a part in its origin)
Epictetus (if rescued from dire circumstances)
Seneca (if it displays something of a dark sense of humour.)

However there is one particular Stoic who we tend to forget these days and who might actually tick all the feline boxes. Not averse to wandering off whenever he wanted to (he was a proud peripatetic), and even obstinately refusing to wander when Vespasian threw a hissy fit and banished all philosophers from Rome, he also enthusiastically advocated three essential ingredients for a happy life - adequate food, warm surroundings, and a particular (in fact slightly obsessive) interest in domestic furniture. What's more he sported a name any cat would die for: Gaius Musonius Rufus.


Gosh, what posh names for a British moggy of dubious descent - he would soon be beaten up by the other farm cats around here if he went around claiming the right to any such distinguished appellation. Classical anthroponomastics (sp?) are not appreciated much in the rural depths of the South West. Bosworth suffered enough, but being named after a Roman emperor and/or philosopher is asking for trouble.

In the event, it doesn't matter because, like LiR, I've been let down and the promised moggy is going elsewhere...

PS Actually I was considering a Biblical name - Hezekiah is the current favourite, Hezza for short. Hezekiah was a good fighter and had a tunnel named after him, which most moggies would appreciate - and be impressed by - I think.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptyThu 02 Jan 2020, 11:14

To be fair, Temperance, I was only really technically let down once - the one that looked like Pebbles.  The guy said he would bring her over one Sunday and I had made sure I had the right amount of cash to pay him and also reimburse his petrol.  I think they had probably grown fond of the cat and didn't want to part with her which is fair enough but I wish they had let me know and not just left me in the lurch.  They didn't answer any of my attempted phone calls.  "Greedy" was a cat a lady from sign language mentioned but when she contacted her friend, the friend's son and family had decided the cat wasn't a danger to their newborn after all.  I hadn't actually been categorically promised "Greedy".  If "Greedy" had come off, because he was black I was thinking of Niger to rhyme with tiger (NOT to rhyme with tigger) only with a soft 'g'.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptyThu 02 Jan 2020, 12:20

I suppose we could always look to the Russians and/or the Greeks for help, although I have always found Russian patronymics baffling. I could have a Bosworthovich, I suppose, or a Bosworthovna - or perhaps just a nice Greek epithet like, "the fleet of paw" or "scourge of the nocturnal nibblers".

Three cats live nearby - pedigree animals called Cleo, Smokey and Morris - unfriendly, posh cats with conventional names. These felines would no doubt look askance at some young newcomer patrolling their territories - even more so a rough newcomer with a high falutin' Roman name - one who had been rescued from the Cats' Protection League.

But enough talk of moggy monikers, or, indeed, any other moggy matters here - we have strayed yet again from our designated thread.


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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptyThu 02 Jan 2020, 14:23

Some of my cats (or the family cats when I was younger) had nicknames.  One called Blackie (who lasted 14 years; he died the spring/summer after the autumn my mother died) was called sometimes "the mini black panther" or "Bats' Ears" - for his ability to hear anything that he deemed might be food being handled (even if it wasn't) from a goodly distance.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 16 EmptyTue 14 Jan 2020, 19:31

@Temperance wrote:
Hezekiah is the current favourite, Hezza for short.

For Sandringham tom cats then there are Billy and Hazza, or for queens Kath and Meg (or should that be don't wanna be queens).

Then for fans of pizza there are:

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Has anyone seen the Frankie and Benny show on Netflix?



Spoiler alert - in it Benny promises Frankie that he (Benny) will remain 'hidden from the world'.  Pirate
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Good one, Vizzer, good one.

I had the secret hope to see a good cartoon, but with this I am also pleased And the Church isn"t anymore what it was...even in the face of cartoons...as in comparison with other comparable ones nowadays...
OOPS now I see...
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/26/movies/the-two-popes-review.html

I thought it was about the two popes and the celibate priests...
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https://www.ncronline.org/news/vatican/surprise-benedict-openly-defends-clerical-celibacy-francis-considers-married-priests

Did a quick research and not yet a good cartoon...too early?

And who said two popes? Even three...
https://www.britannica.com/event/Avignon-papacy
https://www.britannica.com/event/Western-Schism

And who was now the true pope?

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Vizzer,

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