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Gender: Male
Hometown: Oswego, NY
Member since: Sat Jun 9, 2012, 08:30 AM
Number of posts: 750

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My Cat Was Run Over. And Then Came Home.

About 10:30pm last night I saw a car stopped about 150 or so yards from our house. It was curious because we live in a rather rural area. But it was kind of near my neighbor so I figured it was him. And mentioned it to my wife. About 2 minutes later she received a text from her cousin saying that she just hit a cat. It looked like ours.

A quick back story: 8 years ago a big tabby ran up to us as we exited the bar late one night. He was friendly and jumped right in our car! He looked rather scruffy so we took him home. I was adamant we would look for his owner. Well, he didn't have one. A neighbor to the bar told us he's been out living in the area for about 2 years. A hefty vet bill later, we had Butters! Or Mr. Butters as he became known. An outside cat except in winter. Loud purring, affectionate head-butting and a lil attitude if not listened to became a welcome addition.

I didn't want to go look. I felt it couldn't be him hit by the car. This cat has some incredible instincts. Going from the city streets to rural roads seemed like an easy transition. He always had an eye on a car if he heard/saw one. We trudged over to the car and there he was. Wet and lifeless. I thanked my wife's cousin for telling us (no blame. She was really upset) and wrapped my boy up and brought him home.

I placed him in the shed and figured I'd bury him in the morning. But I needed to distract myself. So I began digging. When finished I held my boy one last time and buried him. My wife and I sat inside and cried and expressed our shock. I told my wife that I couldn't believe it. I wanted to go to the door and jiggle the handle. It was his "dinner bell", if he was nearby he would come running. I really couldn't believe it.

About 30 minutes later I got up to turn off our porch lights and as I looked out the door I muttered "poor Butters, I loved that cat.". And right fucking then he walked up to my fucking door!!!!!! I buried his dang doppelgänger!!! Folks, I shit you not, I buried a cat that was not mine! We started freaking out. Can't describe it any better. Mr. Butters is alive.

I'll have to check the area today to find the buried cats owner. We don't have a lot of close neighbors and I've never seen another orange tabby like ours in this area. Our closest neighbor does have quite a few ferrel cats on his property. He lets them live in an old trailer. But they're all kinda small and scruffy. This cat was bigger and healthy looking.

So I'm rejoicing but saddened by this poor cat. And it's possible owners not knowing. I'm gonna do my best to find them. But my boy is back! And I can't stop petting him. Thanks for reading my crazy story.

Oh and this is Mr. Butters. Sleeping wherever the hell he wants. Cause he rules.

Forrest Reviews Rascism

Comedy Central has a new show called Review. Where Forrest reviews life experiences. It's makes me laugh. This past week he reviewed being a racist.


Christian rocker pleads guilty to trying to hire hit man to kill wife

"VISTA -- Tim Lambesis, lead singer for the Christian-themed band As I Lay Dying, pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife, who had filed for divorce.

Lambesis, 32, a resident of Carlsbad, faces a possible nine years in prison for soliciting a murder when sentenced May 2, according to prosecutors in the Superior Court case."


Check out the end of the article. His crowd-sourcing idea for a new album. What a loon. I hope the band gets a new frontman and continues on. They had some pretty sweet albums. Saw them with LOG & Atreyu a ways back.

Workers Vote Against Union In Oswego, NY

Scriba (WSYR-TV) - Workers at Oswego County’s largest employer voted down a proposal to form a union. Novelis says workers in Scriba voted down the proposal during a two-day election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.


Some employees say that the company has raised healthcare costs, cut overtime pay, and cut benefits at non-union facilities. The plant manager at Novelis says that to help absorb the higher costs, workers got a 5 percent raise and a $2,500 bonus.


Jason Avant On How To Help Fix The NFL

"Football takes young men from the most diverse backgrounds, throws them together and expects harmony. But that can’t happen without a stronger hand, higher standards and better training on tolerance"

"The situation in Miami and other incidents around the league have compelled the NFL to enforce restrictions. Whatever the league adopts will be unpopular with a segment of players, to be sure. But I believe the NFL has no choice. Too many players have abused too many freedoms."

More at link: http://mmqb.si.com/2014/02/18/jason-avant-eagles-ted-wells-report-locker-room-culture/

Love this guy.

Papa Johns Drops Peyton Manning From Endorsement Deal

Word is he couldn't deliver.

35 Years Later My Father Reaches Out.

Last week was 35 years on Earth. Short time to some but it's been a bit of a haul for me. I celebrated it as I like to do. Low key. My wife makes me a pie because I hate cake and we usually have a quiet dinner at home. I had keylime pie this year and it was so freaking good...crumbly graham cracker crust..omg.

And midway thru the day I saw a Facebook notification from my deadbeat dad. A friend request. He divorced my mother 33 years ago and aside from a phone call and a Christmas present when I was 5, I've heard nothing from the man. Not a dime. Not a letter. Nothing. We lived in NY and he started a new family in Tx.

My default position is always this. My Mom did a great job raising me and I'm a better man for it. She's proud of me & I make sure to give all credit to her. It was hard for her raising us alone. Unfair & difficult. But as a kid I just wanted a Dad, ya know? I wanted to have that connection that I saw on tv or at a friends house. It made me angry & sad that he wanted nothing to so with me. His only son.

So I denied his friend request. Fuck him. 35 years late. I'm not interested in him. His one gift to me is that I know if I have I child, he will be loved.

The Bullying Experiment.

Found this on my Facebook feed this afternoon. I thought it was interesting & thought I'd bring it here.


I've been on the receiving end of a beating and someone stepped up to help. Saved me from a trip to the hospital. And I'm glad to have had the opportunity to return the favor to another in need.

When Good Guys Do Good Things.

My wife came came home with a story about one of her employees, "Jane".

Jane is a 25 year old female who went out to party on NYE. And around 230 am she left the bar & started walking home. She lived roughly 2miles away. We live just outside of a college town here in NY. Its a walk she has taken many times.

On this night/morning she was very drunk. So drunk that as she walked thru a park she slipped and fell to her hands & knees. She was wearing a skirt and high heels with a "puffy" jacket. It was below freezing that night too.

She couldn't get up. She told my wife she was cold, drunk, and completely disoriented. After a bit of time passed, she began yelling at the top of her lungs for help. Over and over. A truck stopped and 2 guys got out. They asked her what was wrong and if they could help. She was unable to get up without help. These unknown guys carried her to her truck. Got her address and took her home. Carried her inside and put her on her couch. They then left & locked the door on the way out.

This is what her legs looked like the next day.

The Dr said it was a combo of frostbite & bruising.

I hear this story and I wonder how many other guys have done such good deeds and get little to no attention or gratitude. This story is not here to refute some of the harsher things guys have done to women. Just to show another side maybe. I mean how many of these threads about how guys suck are posted at DU? Lots. And I'll wager some would think I'm posting it as bait. That's why it's here in this forum. Some of you guys post tirelessly to point out that men are valuable to society and broad brush attacks of us suck. It's annoying. So thanks. And thanks to those guys who did that solid for "Jane". And to the many others out there who go unnoticed.

The picture was given to me by "Jane". I don't know if posting it is against some sorta rule. If so, please advise & ill edit immediately.

My Dogs & I This Past Summer

I just figured out how to share photos, so I thought I'd share my pups with this group. The big guy on my right is Cash. Full German Shepard coming in at about 110lbs and 8yrs old. The one on my right is Tre (or TreDawg as we are apt to call him) sitting at about 75lbs and 5yrs old. They bring a special joy to our lives.

Oh, and the cat..he's Butters (Mr. Butters) to strangers, lol. Wife and I found him as we were leaving a bar one night. He hopped right in our car. We took him home and the next day asked around the neighborhood about him. He was a stray. A lil beat up but otherwise in good health. He won't let anyone touch him unless the wife & I are around. Strange guy. But he's wonderful.

Thanks for reading this, folks. I enjoy reading this forum.

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