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(2,824 posts)
Fri May 31, 2019, 10:57 PM May 2019

Unidentified Furry Animal Problem

Just laughing over mahatmakanejeeves post from Craiglist about a woman who mistook a Bobcat for a domestic cat. It seriously ages me but it made me remember this request from A-Schwarzenegger for help identifying a new pet he inherited.
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28. It lets you pet him
but it makes this sound that sounds like
a combination of growling and purring and
a upset stomach so your never quite sure.
It's fur feels like the end of a old broom
and runs in different directions and different
lengths so your hand gets tangled in it. To be
honest I wear miner's gloves when petting it. It
watches your hand with its eyes wide and dilated
and its mouth open. But it seems to like it. Its
breath is like that water in a vase when the flowers
go bad. I don't think my uncle must of petted it much.
It brought home a old bucket it found and keeps nosing
it down the stairs and then gets it and brings it back up
and noses it down the stairs again. My neighbors are
watching it through their blinds.

There's more: https://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x624815

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Unidentified Furry Animal Problem (Original Post) sagesnow May 2019 OP
That was a great thread. n/t MuseRider May 2019 #1
Thanks sagesnow May 2019 #2
I was drinking gin while I looked back at it. MuseRider May 2019 #4
Would live to regret it, but would love to rub a bobcat's belly. Hoyt May 2019 #3
How in the world did I ever miss that thread? Dem2theMax May 2019 #5
Wow! sagesnow May 2019 #6
LOL! Dem2theMax Jun 2019 #7
Great way DU back machine mixed animal post! CottonBear Jun 2019 #8
Oscar!!! nt yellowdogintexas Jun 2019 #9
This thread needs a lot more viewers. Dem2theMax Jun 2019 #10
I remember that thread, although I did not participate. Coventina Jun 2019 #11
I missed one on soft toilet seats? Dem2theMax Jun 2019 #12
Don't forget the doorbell buzzard!!! Coventina Jun 2019 #13
We need a thread devoted to the best of the DU Lounge. Dem2theMax Jun 2019 #14
For a long time, I've wished there was an archive of the LOLCats threads. Coventina Jun 2019 #15
That would be fantastic. Dem2theMax Jun 2019 #16
And Don't Tutch the But! The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2019 #18
I have this bookmarked Yonnie3 Jun 2019 #17
Yay! A-Schwarzenegger Jul 2021 #19


(2,824 posts)
2. Thanks
Fri May 31, 2019, 11:27 PM
May 2019

I still get a kick out of it too. And I'm ready for a glass of vino and some lighter reading for the weekend. Here's hoping the news will get better!


(34,092 posts)
4. I was drinking gin while I looked back at it.
Fri May 31, 2019, 11:35 PM
May 2019

So many names, there was not one there I did not remember. Some gone because they were trolls, some because they moved along, some dead, all missed. I still remember them and bring up the pictures in my mind that I seem to think they looked like.

A much better way to end the day. News has been so hard every day occasionally punctuated by tragedy beyond belief. Very early day tomorrow going to be with a better story in my mind than what the world has provided today or any day lately. Thanks for that.



(54,770 posts)
3. Would live to regret it, but would love to rub a bobcat's belly.
Fri May 31, 2019, 11:29 PM
May 2019

Interesting that I don’t recognize any of the names, but a funny discussion.


(9,632 posts)
5. How in the world did I ever miss that thread?
Fri May 31, 2019, 11:49 PM
May 2019

Thank you for reposting it! I have been sitting here, howling out loud with laughter. My sides hurt. I couldn't read it all in one sitting. Bookmarking to go back later to read some more.

I have an ad blocker on my browser, but on the old site it doesn't work. So of course I got a cat food ad while I was reading the thread. Maybe Oscar was a cat?


(2,824 posts)
6. Wow!
Fri May 31, 2019, 11:54 PM
May 2019

You finally solved the mystery of Oscar's identity. (or not)
Cheers to "the insomniac cryptozoologist crowd" !


(9,632 posts)
7. LOL!
Sat Jun 1, 2019, 12:04 AM
Jun 2019

Wasn't that just a wee bit strange? The whole time I'm reading the thread, that cat food ad is just sitting there almost winking at me.

If it weren't for the lounge and all of the crazy stories in here, I'm quite convinced I would have lost my sanity by now.

Thank goodness we have this place to come and


(21,596 posts)
8. Great way DU back machine mixed animal post!
Sat Jun 1, 2019, 12:07 AM
Jun 2019

I saw many old names.

So many old friends who are no longer on DU.

I miss burythehatchet. I met him at several DU meetups.


(9,632 posts)
10. This thread needs a lot more viewers.
Sat Jun 1, 2019, 02:02 PM
Jun 2019

Come on in folks. And click on the link at the top. It's well worth it. Have some kleenex nearby, because you are going to laugh so hard you are going to cry.


(27,021 posts)
11. I remember that thread, although I did not participate.
Sat Jun 1, 2019, 03:52 PM
Jun 2019

Smart people being witty.

I'm able to appreciate, but unable to rise to their brilliance.

More low-brow humor, but does anyone remember the thread on soft toilet seats?

that one almost made me pee myself!!


(9,632 posts)
12. I missed one on soft toilet seats?
Sat Jun 1, 2019, 04:58 PM
Jun 2019

I obviously need to spend a lot more time in the lounge.

One of my favorite threads of all time was where someone was pretending to be God, and 'God' asked us if we had any questions. It was an absolutely fascinating thread. I wish I knew how to find the old threads.

Also, 'Don't tutch the but.' Classic DU.


(27,021 posts)
13. Don't forget the doorbell buzzard!!!
Sat Jun 1, 2019, 05:05 PM
Jun 2019

The soft toilet seat thread was just as old, if not older, than Oscar.


(9,632 posts)
14. We need a thread devoted to the best of the DU Lounge.
Sat Jun 1, 2019, 05:24 PM
Jun 2019

And it should be pinned to the top of the lounge, and have all the thread links in it. Then we can all just sit and laugh 24/7. Because we really need that right now!!


(9,632 posts)
16. That would be fantastic.
Sat Jun 1, 2019, 06:19 PM
Jun 2019

That way, no matter what day of the week it is, we could get our kitty cat fix!

Okay, people who have the power to do this, do this. Please?


(17,419 posts)
17. I have this bookmarked
Sat Jun 1, 2019, 06:55 PM
Jun 2019

Which begins

My Uncle Leonard was a hermit who lived alone in the Unconscious Forest his entire life. Unc had a sack of money stashed away, and when he went to meet his Maker he left every penny to my little sister Shane. He left me, a full grown man, a rusty bicycle and a busted set of drums. I don’t mean he left me a full grown man, I mean I am a full grown man. So why would he leave me a load of childish junk instead of cold hard adult cash?

He also left me some kind of a mixed animal, which from the very beginning would turn out to be even more questionable than the junk.

I was not a DU member when the thread was active, but it was pointed out to me by my SO. It remains my most enjoyed thread.
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