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A Canticle for Hemingway

or any cat at all
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My cat Hemingway has gotten old. She often falls asleep behind books on a shelf, or under a bed, or almost anywhere, really. Back when her hearing was good, I’d open a can of cat food and she’d come flying. But now, alas, sometimes she misses supper, not to mention breakfast.

And sometimes I can’t find her at all <wrings hands>.


Thus, the Hemingway Canticle. It’s a digital recorder with five seconds of memory. I push the button and play five seconds of Hemingway’s most salivating sounds, over and over at a greatly increased volume.

phuuuupk....phuuuupk...phuuuupk.

Works great! Now I can find Hemingway without using up an entire twelve-pack of cat food.

pluterday, Sep 17 2003

fatwa sam's http://www.fatwasam.com/index.htm
[thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Walter Miller's "A Canticle for Liebowitz" http://www.imaginedat.net/miller.htm
"...Pound pastrami ... can kraut, six bagels--bring home for Emma...." [bristolz, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Think this could basically work the same way for Alzheimer's patients? You may be on to something there.
tatju, Sep 17 2003
  

       Maybe by hiding and not eating the cat is trying to tell you something.
DeathNinja, Sep 17 2003
  

       She was asleep. Sleeping behind a book when she heard a loud sound. She heard it again. It woke her up. Now it was dinnertime. Her owner would be waiting with some food.
AO, Sep 17 2003
  

       I retract my previous statement.
DeathNinja, Sep 17 2003
  

       Leibewitz (sp) would approve.   

       Bun for the uh, cat-call(?) to prayer.
thumbwax, Sep 18 2003
  

       //Whiskahu Akbar!//

<amused, pluter presses button on Canticle>
ha!...ha!...ha!...ha!...ha!...
pluterday, Sep 18 2003
  

       BREAKING NEWS   

       Thousands of area cats disappear --on pilgrimage to local resident’s hillside estate. Conflicting reports of heinous laughter being broadcast from loud speakers. Details soon.   

       <giggles>
Tiger Lily, Sep 19 2003
  

       A cattlechasm might work faster.
Tiger Lily, Sep 19 2003
  

       To everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a reason (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to use all purpose,
to make it leavend
  

       A time to rise,
A time to sleep
A time for chillin' your idea to keep
A time to broil,
A time to flame,
A time for killin' ideas that are lame
  

       For each invention (Turn Turn Turn)
There is convention (Turn turn turn)
And a time to bake it,
or just composte it...
  

       (and thanks, rb.)
Tiger Lily, Sep 20 2003
  
      
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