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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Jun 09, 2019. 12 comments

Boggs is a beautiful lady

Boggs is a beautiful lady

I have this floor length, blue satin vintage robe I bought specifically for swanning around in. Last night was the first time I wore it around Boggs. He was ENCHANTED. All he wanted to do was play and hide in the hem. He wanted to be swanned upon, basically. This was taken on the couch, where he was nesting in all the material. We are Elizabeth Taylor.

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Dec 26, 2018. 19 comments

Home Ownership Can Suck It

Home Ownership Can Suck It

I get home from xmas dinner with the fam and I’m getting ready for, not bed because it’s 7pm, but laying around until bed. It’s chilly in here because I turn it down when I go out. But at some point I walk past the thermostat and notice it’s 2 degrees below where the heat kicks on. Turn it off & back on, it clicks, but no response from the furnace. I call my service number and he has me flip...

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Nov 25, 2018. 20 comments

Difficult cat situation

Difficult cat situation

I adopted Stuart’s brother this morning. His name is Boggs. But... I think I have to return Stuart. The cats haven’t met yet, so it isn’t an issue between them. Boggs has a cold so they’re apart. Yesterday Stuart start playing in/flinging his poo. I’m not sure what his process is since I haven’t seen it, but he’s been coming out of the litter box covered in it and then tracking it all over the...

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Nov 06, 2018. 9 comments

I'm so sorry Mr. Toomey 

I'm so sorry Mr. Toomey 

I’m sorry I couldn’t have done more for you in your final days. I’m sorry you were so fearful of other things and people besides me. I’m sorry for whatever happened to you before you came to me.

Mr. Toomey was put to rest around 4:30pm November 5, 2018. Please understand it was the most difficult decision, even more difficult than Gus. At least Gus was sick, and in obvious decline. This was...

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Nov 06, 2018. 22 comments

Mr. Toomey and I are stressed (update)

Mr. Toomey and I are stressed (update)

I woke up this morning to crazy yowling and screeching. Mr. T saw a stray cat on the patio and had a very adverse reaction. Then I came in and he transferred all that aggression to me, hissing, spitting, crapping all over. I managed to get him into my bathroom, but not before he turned my right hand into raw meat (thru leather gloves).

I called the vet where they told me about transferring...

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Aug 30, 2018. 20 comments

I would like a do-over for today

I would like a do-over for today

I missed a meeting at work. I don’t think I’ve ever done that. Pretty easy to do when all your meetings now are video. My calendar didn’t send me the usual reminder, and it was uncharacteristically canceled and rescheduled for the same time (I think that had something to do with why I didn’t get a reminder, even though I accepted the 2nd one). For some reason it looked like it was later when I...

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Aug 05, 2018. 2 comments

Badass woman of history 

Badass woman of history 

A short video on Henrietta Smith Bowers Duterte, first woman and first black woman to own a funeral home in America. She took over after her husband, helped free slaves in coffins, and worked right up until her death (probably not unusual for the times, but I still say badass). I didn’t know about her, and in case you didn’t either, here ya go :)

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Aug 01, 2018. 10 comments

So this also happened today

So this also happened today
Univision to Explore Potential Sale of Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion - Univision

NEW YORK – JULY 10, 2018 – Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving…

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Thoughts? Does anyone have any optimism left, or is this just 2 1/2 yrs ago delayed?

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Jun 15, 2018. 12 comments

KINJA! Does anyone get this?

KINJA! Does anyone get this?

I am receiving this error with increasing frequency. It used to just be on posts heavy with pictures or video, especially on the Muse for some reason. But it is creeping onto other parts of the kinjaverse. I just got it on the Jez post about men taking wives’ last names after marriage, which is a pretty short article with no pics. I get to the comments, can read a few, then it slows to a...

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies May 14, 2018. 12 comments

Guess who's getting a haircut this weekend!!

Guess who's getting a haircut this weekend!!

This guy. I’ve been on the fence for months about getting him a cut (because, honestly, I think they look silly). I knew he needed to be groomed in some capacity because he’s got some matting. But it just finally got warm here this week and he seemed like he couldn’t get comfortable last night. I’m not turning the a/c on for THE CAT, especially since then I’d be cold, so a haircut it shall...

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies May 14, 2018. 17 comments

WELL. That could have been worse.

WELL. That could have been worse.

Though I’m not sure how. Maybe if someone had died in the process.

Mr. Toomey’s original grooming appointment was canceled an hour beforehand, no explanation, no apology. So I called around to see if I could get him in anywhere else today (I didn’t have anything else to do, I was already up stupidly early, and I’m bad when plans change). And I got in somewhere!

I warned them about his......

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Apr 26, 2018. 6 comments

Mr. Toomey learns

Mr. Toomey learns

Mr. Toomey has been doing so much better in his behavior that I canceled the behaviorist appointment I had last month. The biting is basically how he plays, and whether I get hurt is entirely up to me at this point. The only behavior of questionable origin/intent is his furniture licking. And the frequency is way down from when I first got him. But sometimes when he’s doing it, just telling...

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Apr 17, 2018. 1 comments

First post!

First post!

I’ve decided to bless my darling boy with an Instagram. He always does so well in Fur Face Fridays and he even used to have his own MySpace! If anyone is interested, he’s at gus_monster. I’m still learning the ropes of hashtags, following, tagging, etc. I’m hoping he’ll make me rich & famous with his cuteness.

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Mar 28, 2018. 10 comments

For k2b.

For k2b.

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I didn’t want to derail FFF or post nail art in Oppo :) so here you go, in all its glory. It is actually a gradient of 3 colors, but it’s hard to tell in the photo.

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Mar 22, 2018. 14 comments

Did anyone watch Gaycation?

Did anyone watch Gaycation?

Viceland has a new channel (it took over H2's slot), and Ellen Page and her bff have a show called Gaycation. They travel to places to experience LGBTQ life. The 1st ep was Japan, where male gay sex and cross dressing are fetishized, and being out is “generally ok,” although actual PDA is met with disdain and exclusion. One young man actually hired a “friend” to be in the room with him while...

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Feb 27, 2018. 11 comments

Shutting off brain

Shutting off brain

Does anyone have a remedy for when your brain insists on reliving an embarrassing moment? I said something awkward and uncharacteristic last week, no idea why or where it came from, but no one seemed to notice or react. However my brain keeps replaying it. GO AWAY AND SHUT UP.

How do you all forget or at least shut down these internal conversations?

ETA- after I posted this I saw a thread on Ask...

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Feb 27, 2018. 22 comments

I'm annoyed and I need to vent

I'm annoyed and I need to vent

I realize this vent is coming from a place of privilege, but it is also one of those situations where you get used to something and then that thing is just gone with no warning.

Anyway, I order (or used to as of very recently) bottled water off Amazon. As a person with chronic pain, lifting heavy things off the shelf, into the cart, out of the cart, into the trunk, then up to the apartment can...

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Feb 18, 2018. 24 comments

I am frustrated and ashamed

I am frustrated and ashamed

Mr. Toomey and I are still adapting to each other. I have posted a little about some of the issues I’m experiencing since adopting him in November. At first I thought it was aggression, but I think it is how he plays. He was previously adopted and returned (while these people had him, they 4-paw declawed him), their reason was “he bites.” Well, everyone at the shelter attributed that to his...

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Jan 09, 2018. 3 comments

Drag Race???

Drag Race???

I was just starting to get into this show. I never watched it before because I don’t have Logo, so I was excited to see it broadcast on VH1 as well! Well, I just went to tune in, only to see a commercial that I should switch over to Logo to see RuPaul’s Drag Race. How are you gonna show half a season on one channel then stop??? Guess that’s the end of that!

In other news, I move into my...

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PumpkinSpies PumpkinSpies Dec 17, 2017. 18 comments

Why do new clothes smell like store? (Updated)

Why do new clothes smell like store? (Updated)

I’m wearing new pajamas. They’ve been washed once and febreezed twice. They still have that weird, unpleasant, stale odor that sometimes accompanies new clothes. I had a pair of jeans that took *months* to get it out (although near the end I think only I could smell it). What the hell is this, and how can I make it go away faster?

UPDATE: I washed the offending pj’s with a few misc items (cuz I...

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