Family with Cat -A- Tude

As JBRish readers know, I am fond of collecting and sharing vanity license plates from the state of Arizona; my home state. While out-and-about one day, I came across the picture below.

It wasn’t the license plate that caught my eye, but the number of pets this family ostensibly has. This family has quite a menagerie which might not be that unusual. I was somewhat puzzled, however, in deciding how many cats they have. Do they have just one cat with many moods? Do they have two cats which each have various moods? Or, oh my gosh, could they have six cats?!

If it is the latter, I want to know their budget and logistics for buying kitty litter!

Leave your thoughts in the comment section.

How many cats in this family


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SignEdge: Times are Hard for Stick Figure Families



Star War battle with stick figure family
Can the Empire be this heartless? Well, I guess so!

While the economy seems to be going strong, some families are apparently having a hard time. This stick figure family appears to be embattled by “The Empire.”

I had never seen this car decal before, but apparently there is no end to the popular meme.



Photography Copyright by Jeffrey B. Ross, ALL Rights Reserved.

 

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Funny Bears Video – Natural Humor

Bears often find trees to use as scratching posts. Those who study bears will often place wire on trees they understand are popular with the bears to harvest the hair and analyze DNA for tracking information, etc. We don’t often get to see the bears enjoying themselves so much, but I think you will also enjoy this humorous video that is accompanied by a very fitting musical score.

From the YouTube Video Listing:

Published on Nov 11, 2016

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SignEdge: Attempted Murder (T-Shirt Humor)



Attempted Murder T-Shirt
Visual Pun T-Shirt – Attempted Murder

**NOTE** – A Murder of Crows is a term used to refer to a large gathering of crows. Only having two at a meeting would be a mere attempt! How did this term evolve? According to Quora these are the possibilities:

  • For instance, there is a folktale that crows will gather and decide the capital fate of another crow.
  • Many view the appearance of crows as an omen of death because ravens and crows are scavengers and are generally associated with dead bodies, battlefields, and cemeteries, and they’re thought to circle in large numbers above sites where animals or people are expected to soon die.
  • But the term “murder of crows” mostly reflects a time when groupings of many animals had colorful and poetic name



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Humor Video – Dogs Called to Dinner

These dogs are very well-behaved. Each waits until their name is called before proceeding to the chow line. They appear to be called in a random order, but could be conditioned to the same daily roll call. All goes well UNTIL…the very last dog who seems to have the patience of Job or resents being called last. I think you will enjoy this very short video.

 


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Carefree, AZ – Enchanted Pumpkin Garden , 2016 – II

If you would like to read the first part of the 2016 Enchanted Pumpkin Garden story, click HERE

This year’s pumpkin display at the Carefree Sundial garden had a couple of western themed exhibits. Below, we see two pumpkins sitting outside a saloon with decidedly carefree expressions.

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One fruit obviously violated the rules of the house as he was tossed from the card game onto the nearby street!

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Another patron onlooker waved to those strolling by as he continued to enjoy his beverage.

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More macabre is the neighboring gallows where the apparent wrongdoing pumpkin escapes the noose when his stem breaks away. Of course we cannot assume this squash was not deserving the prescribed punishment.

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Off to the side, a pumpkin outhouse provides some needed relief .

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A group of pumpkins were hauling hay to a nearby loft. I am not certain they were doing it as efficiently as possible. The rope seemed to serve as a zip line for at least one of the workers.

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A pumpkin parent took her youngster to the nearby general store for a candy.

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At several points along the paths there were artificial saguaros which housed round brine tanks containing carved pumpkins. They were lit for an eerie effect.

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Some of the pumpkins just wanted to have fun!

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The sculptors weren’t the only creative types. This jack-o’-lantern painter took up the brush to create signs, but…

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unfortunately, this guy was splattered with some errant paint.

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At a nearby pond, a couple of pumpkins were fishing to relax a for a while.

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Of course there were some real harrowing displays as well. This poor fellow was being roasted. Who would do such a thing?

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This is the scoundrel who was turning the skewered squash!

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Here we can see the cook in the act!

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Hopefully, this will satisfy his tummy or these pumpkins “in waiting” may also face the heat.

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In another area of the garden, a mad scientist enlisted some of the melons to help pull the switches…

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while the boss mixes elixirs for the holiday celebration.

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Other helpers continued to keep the lab machinery going.

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All of this is just ho hum for some of the resident pumpkins and they found places to rest!

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Have a Safe and Fun Halloween!

 

*NOTE: The pumpkins in the scenes were made using artificial resources to keep them from being eaten by the native wildlife such as Javelinas. Also of note, some of the metal stands supporting the pumpkins in the “scenes” have been removed in the photographs.

Carefree, AZ – Enchanted Pumpkin Garden , 2016 – I

During this season last year, we visited Carefree, AZ which is just a short distance from our Sonoran Desert home. They had a pumpkin carving/Halloween display and festival that was, as the title indicates, enchanting. I can also add very creative and entertaining.

To read last year’s posts with daytime pictures that are quite different, visit the links below:

Carefree, AZ – Enchanted Pumpkin Garden , 2015 – I

Carefree, AZ – Enchanted Pumpkin Garden , 2015 – II

Carefree, AZ – Enchanted Pumpkin Garden , 2015 – III

We decided to visit the exhibition once again. This year, however we arrived after dark. The nighttime presented several photographic challenges, so I hope you will overlook some of the shots if they are not quite as sharp or colorful as they should be. I think you will enjoy this post (and the next post) which should stimulate the holiday spirit.

When we arrived, it was just at the end of family pumpkin carving time. Professional sculptors had taught the skill of pumpkin carving and families were finishing their individual creations as we made our way to the large rotunda. This is done to raise money for the local “Y.”

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It is interesting to watch the experts bring out the detailed facial features.

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Why so puzzled or is it sad?

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The previously carved pumpkins were jealously watching as others were getting all of the attention.

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And this little guy didn’t seem to care one way or the other as he sat upon the table. BTW – we were told last year that the appendages were artificial, but made to look real.

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There were plenty of carved pumpkins to see and some burlap-stuffed figures as well. Notice the faint figure in the background.

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Here is that burlappy cowboy that was lurking in the previous photo. After all, it is Halloween in the western desert!

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There was a four hundred pound pumpkin on display as you can see…

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And it was very orange and large. Notice the person’s legs on the left for some perspective.

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The family-carved pumpkins were judged and this young fellow was brought up to the stage to have his picture taken with pumpkin carver extraordinaire, Ray Villafane, as he was selected for his excellent carving. I was very impressed to see how well all of the amateur family carvers performed. I don’t think I could have done as well.

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A more traditional October pumpkin scarecrow was propped on the stage to help set the autumnal mood even though it was 90 + degrees that afternoon; pretty scary!

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This figure was sitting on a ledge off to the side and would be easy to miss. He was attempting to play a balancing game with some rocks. Just as a side note…the attention to detail in this exhibit was outstanding!

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Instead of scaring passersby, this pumpkin looked as though it was scared of us!

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Below is another view of a pumpkin pictured above. You may notice that the face glistens a bit. A brine mixture is sprayed onto the surface of the pumpkin as a preservative so when visiting the garden, there is a slight vinegar odor, but not unpleasant.

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These pumps were placed in the back of the stage to help provide that Halloween ambiance.

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Not only the pumpkins were golden as..

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several dogs seemed to be enjoying the exhibit as well. This one may be a bit scared!

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Some pumpkins were just enjoying the exhibition. Others, as viewers will see in the next post, were not quite as lucky!

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We will leave you this day with an onlooking burlap maiden and child which were appropriately dressed for the occasion.

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View Carefree, AZ – Enchanted Pumpkin Garden , 2016 – Part II


*NOTE:
The pumpkins in the scenes were made using artificial resources to keep them from being eaten by the native wildlife such as Javelinas. Also of note, some of the metal stands supporting the pumpkins in the “scenes” have been removed in the photographs.