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February 4th, 2008


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02:15 pm - another one for the Pox list
* Autodialers with a recorded political message which call 800 numbers and randomly hit touch tone keys every 30-45 seconds in the hopes that eventually they'll get through to a human.

THANKS FOR MESSING UP MY CALL STATS. I DON'T EVEN LIKE YOUR CANDIDATE.

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From:fancycwabs
Date:February 4th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Don't we deserve to know the name of the candidate who is messing with your call stats, so that we can turn this into a thread of discussing how much they suck?
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From:ron_newman
Date:February 4th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Yeah! Tell us who!
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From:littlegirltoast
Date:February 4th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
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Abbie update???
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From:derspatchel
Date:February 4th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
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Nothing to report.

Posted to a local community which has been very helpful with resources. One sighting of a big fat tuxedo cat about a mile and a half away (if so, he really moves and also crossed several really dangerous roads to get there); the spotter says she'll go back and check to see if it really is him.

Next theory is that he's been hiding out, sick, under a bed or in a dark corner somewhere.
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From:ron_newman
Date:February 4th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
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The cat would also have had to cross railroad tracks somehow -- either on a bridge, or through the Sacramento Street pedestrian tunnel, or at grade.
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From:derspatchel
Date:February 4th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
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Well, he apparenly is on an adventure.
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From:hemlock_martini
Date:February 4th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
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May it be a brief one that ends with Abbie back safe 'n sound.
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From:terras
Date:February 4th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
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Maybe he went on a expedition to find the Patriots offensive line. I hope he returns, safe and sound.
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From:violetisblue
Date:February 4th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry. :-( I hope you find him/he returns home soon.
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From:littlegirltoast
Date:February 4th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
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Hang in there. Lost indoor cat is always upsetting but in my own (TENSE) experience, the cat does know where his food comes from and will return to the scene of the crime in fairly short order. It just doesn't feel so short because it's fraught with worry.

Hope it turns out well! I can't think of a really apt man-to-man cliche of support, but imagine that I did and that's what I'm typing here: ________________________________________________!
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From:antikythera
Date:February 4th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
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I've had an outdoor cat get outside only to be found cowering in a neighbor's backyard. The same cat also once hid indoors for the better part of 24 hours, and didn't come out even when we shook a bag of kitty treats. We have no idea what he was doing, but he showed up before bed looking for his dinner.
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From:fancycwabs
Date:February 4th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
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That's the usual mode of indoor cats who get out, or stuck. Folks are surprised at how close to home a lost cat is usually found.
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From:antikythera
Date:February 4th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
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*nod* A big outdoor cat busted down a screen window (we know she did it from outside, because it was forced inwards, not out) and he chased her through several backyards. There were tufts of fur from both of them all over the place, and he was sitting there looking bravely confused.
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From:lakilika
Date:February 5th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
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:(

I hope he gets home soon.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 4th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)

Come Back Mr. Abbie!!

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I hope Abbie returns safe and sound too. I would hate to think the best cat-blogger in the world has gone missing. Hugs to you for his safe return and please let us know when he returns.
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From:giantfightbot
Date:February 4th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
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Two of our three cats have been missing overnight, one on multiple occasions.

Invariably I find them in the backyard, wondering what all the fuss is about.

Good luck, thinking of you.
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From:semer
Date:February 4th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
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Best wishes for a swift return of The Cat. Please update us as soon as He is back and Safe!
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From:hyperina
Date:February 5th, 2008 08:52 am (UTC)
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okay autodialers be damned and call stats be equalized and all but ABBIE COME HOME! :-[
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 5th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)

cats, etc.

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we've had 2 indoor cats fall out windows and go on grand adventures. one was back the next night (she didn't dig outdoors) and the other returned feral, but we got him back after 3 months. (oh, that white cat? yeah, we've been feeding him for a couple of months now!)

good luck!

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