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Old 01-29-2012, 10:35 AM   #4906
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People often wonder how in science fiction a character who is "out of phase" can breath and why they don't fall through the floor. But another problem which has occurred to me is that when they return to normal, wouldn't the air that was occupying the space that they're standing in "fuse" with their bodies?

Now that's what I call nightmare fuel.

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Old 01-31-2012, 01:51 PM   #4907
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Our cat Christian is 19 years old. According to the Cats Age Conversion Chart at http://cats.about.com/cs/healthissues/a/agechart.htm, that's like 92 in human years.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:31 PM   #4908
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Our cat Christian is 19 years old. According to the Cats Age Conversion Chart at http://cats.about.com/cs/healthissues/a/agechart.htm, that's like 92 in human years.
That's good going. I had a cat that adopted me one snowy night, and she lived for at least 23 years. I wasn't sure how old she was when I first met her, but even assuming she was less than a year old, she lasted a minimum of 23. So there's hope for us all yet.

And your table doesn't even go up that far , though I calculate that made her about 108 in the human equivalent.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:41 PM   #4909
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...And your table doesn't even go up that far , though I calculate that made her about 108 in the human equivalent.
The first table I saw didn't even go that far. It stopped at 16 years!

http://www.calculatorcat.com/cats/cat-years.phtml
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:44 PM   #4910
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He's still got a lot of life in him, too. I can't believe that at his age, last summer he tried to pick a fight with another cat in our court.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:27 PM   #4911
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:08 PM   #4912
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Looks a lot like our cat, Cody. He will be 19 in spring. He is almost entirely an indoor cat.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:51 AM   #4913
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So is Christian mostly these days.

Did you notice the hairs sticking up on his back? The dogs were jealous that I was paying attention to him by trying to get is picture and I had to keep shooing them away. He mostly tolerates them, but he rarely shows any affection to them.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:10 AM   #4914
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:21 AM   #4915
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:42 AM   #4916
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Now that you said that it would be on topic for me to do so!

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My friends (husband and wife) used to work for Brian Plummer, the ferret handler, who wrote books on the subject.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:12 PM   #4918
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I wonder if ferrets behave like my dog does --- (he's a shih tzu, and so smallish). When he has something in his mouth that I really need him to let go -- I pick him up by the hind quarters, so his head is downward. He instinctively opens his mouth.

Dunno why; he just does!
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I wonder if ferrets behave like my dog does --- (he's a shih tzu, and so smallish). When he has something in his mouth that I really need him to let go -- I pick him up by the hind quarters, so his head is downward. He instinctively opens his mouth.

Dunno why; he just does!
Ferrets tend to hold on for at least a few moments. Slightly less if you scruff them by the neck.
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