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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Zyx » Fri Oct 26, 2012 14:36

Sounds like your cat has some kind of herding instinct. That's quite normal behavior for dogs with herding background, and not surprisingly herding dogs are usually the most intelligent breeds (fe. border collie is thought to be the most intelligent dog breed).

Suffice to say, my little cattle dog does that exact same night-time roundup.
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by eMTe » Fri Oct 26, 2012 17:57

Zyx wrote:herding dogs are usually the most intelligent breeds (fe. border collie is thought to be the most intelligent dog breed).
So is unexpectedly poodle, despite having a reputation of being rather stupid.
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Railwaymodeler » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:25

Zyx wrote:Sounds like your cat has some kind of herding instinct. That's quite normal behavior for dogs with herding background, and not surprisingly herding dogs are usually the most intelligent breeds (fe. border collie is thought to be the most intelligent dog breed).

Suffice to say, my little cattle dog does that exact same night-time roundup.
This makes sense. Loki was raised by a cat hoarder. This person had dozens of cats, I was told, and neglected them all. From what I've gathered, the cats sounds as though they formed groups with a leader of some kind for survival.

Cats are pretty intelligent overall, and I can see Loki sure is! She knows when something is wrong with Skoda, Maria, or myself. When she senses something wrong with one of us, she won't let that person leave her sight. Last time Skoda was starting to get sick, Loki spent most of the day with Skoda in her crib. This allowed her to fight off whatever sickness she was coming down with.

Tonight I'm staying up late, as in about 12 hours, Maria and I are heading north for a few days. Skoda will stay with her grandma. RIght now, the two of us need some time alone and away from here.

Maria went to bed early, as she will be driving. I'll probably follow in an hour or so. Trying to get a few things done before we leave, and this way, I'll sleep in the car.
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by eMTe » Sat Nov 24, 2012 15:04

It WAS 2am when I woke up with high fever, headache and belly-ache. I immediately blamed cold pizza from the morning, because I had no other suspect. What was worse I slept only two hours and woke in the middle of terrifying nightmare - there was some dark house, it was cold and I was chased by armed paper-dolls, slightly resembling medieval soldiers, only they had Groke faces. I wasn't so scared since watching Ringu and it took 5 mins for panic attack to completely disappear.

What's funny I was going for a mountain trip, so at 5 am I had to send long apologetic sms to a friend and told him to get back to sleep right when he reads it. I hate such situations.

At least I feel better now.
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Pager » Sat Nov 24, 2012 20:43

Sorry to hear about your double whammy, sickness and a nightmare...good thing you are feeling better but stinks that you had to miss the mountaintop extravaganza.
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Railwaymodeler » Sun Nov 25, 2012 19:01

Now that is a crazy nightmare! I used to have ones like that, the kind where I wake up terrified. Haven't had in a long time though. Seems that the last one I'd had was before the Pace thing was settled, and a doctor I saw for it, believed they were brought on by the stress of everything they'd done. Perhaps being sick caused it then?
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by eMTe » Sun Nov 25, 2012 22:11

I think gastric problems have tendency to cause nightmares, generally. But maybe it's just the folk legend, linking two totally unrelated issues.
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Scythe » Sun Nov 25, 2012 23:22

Fever gives me nightmares most of the time. Not the scared for five minutes kind, but nightmares for sure.

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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Pager » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:29

eMTe wrote:I think gastric problems have tendency to cause nightmares, generally. But maybe it's just the folk legend, linking two totally unrelated issues.
I'd believe it, my wife has nightmares whenever she has stomach problems...and whenever she eats dairy close to bed.
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Railwaymodeler » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:39

Feeling sick tonight. Stomach problems. Overall got that sick feeling, the kind where you can't describe it, but you know you are coming down with something. No surprise there, with temperatures back and forth so much, that creates a breeding ground for germs. Plus, on top of that, my lower back and left knee hurt, and my right shoulder is flaring up bad enough that it alone is more pain than I can sleep through. Add the knee and back, and I'm miserable.

Skoda is at grandma's house as long as I'm sick. Maria is sound asleep now. At my workbench in our bedroom, she keeps reaching over for where I usually lay, thinking in her sleep, that I should be next to her. Working on restoring some old 1950s metal passenger cars just to keep occupied with something.
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Pater Alf » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:27

Not sure if I can sleep. Rain finally stopped, but the flood is coming. Peak level of the rivers will be reached tonight and our town official said they are not sure that the dykes will hold. My house is not in danger (there's a little water in the cellar, but nothing dramatic), but it's a strange feeling to go to bed and to know that half the town might be flooded when you wake up.
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by eMTe » Wed Jul 17, 2013 23:01

Well, did you survive?

I havent read news from Europe for weeks, but I feel that the danger is over. However experts here predict, if you can predict it of course, that there may be similar floods later this summer and we should prepare for similar events in central Europe each consecutive year due to climate changes.
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Pater Alf » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:39

Well obviously I survived. :wink:

My town was lucky, but others nearby wasn't and were flooded and many people lost their homes or their possessions. But that was weeks ago and for most of us everything is back to normal by now. Good thing when stuff like that happens (if there is anything good in it), is that it often prooves that community sense is stil strong and that most people are very willing to help and not as cynical and indifferent as one might often assume.
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Pater Alf » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:46

It's in the middle of the night and I'm only awake, because I had to ban and kill all these f****** Russian spam bots. Think my work is done for now and I can go to bed. Good night!
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Railwaymodeler » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:09

More of them apparently.

I've become no stranger to being up at night. Worsening pain problems keep me awake. Even after a cortizone injection to my back, it is still a problem.
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Zyx » Fri Nov 22, 2013 13:51

Pater Alf wrote:It's in the middle of the night and I'm only awake, because I had to ban and kill all these f****** Russian spam bots. Think my work is done for now and I can go to bed. Good night!
I guess you do not have access to the "Delete all posts by this user"-functionality that is in the admin panel. It makes this a little bit easier but still I hate how few tools phpbb gives to delete and ban spam accounts.
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Pater Alf » Fri Nov 22, 2013 14:02

Zyx wrote: I guess you do not have access to the "Delete all posts by this user"-functionality that is in the admin panel. It makes this a little bit easier but still I hate how few tools phpbb gives to delete and ban spam accounts.
You're right, I don't have access to that tool and had to delete the posts one by one. Wasn't much fun. Good to know that such a functionality exists though and that you can clean the forum much faster than I can. Would've really been bad to delete the 178 topics by one single bot alone (not to talk about the other ones)this noon without you being around..
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by eMTe » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:39

It is funny to observe how grass (spam) takes over the ruins (CWF).

We are all funny f***, aren't we?
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Pager » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:07

spam? me no see spam... :shock:
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Re: It's the middle of the night

Post by Pater Alf » Sat Nov 23, 2013 17:43

eMTe wrote:It is funny to observe how grass (spam) takes over the ruins (CWF).
Who are we then? The last gardeners?
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