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Every Tuesday and Thursday (and sometimes Friday), we run down what’s going on in local Internet discussion groups.
With heavy heart, Amy beings searching for new owners for her two beloved cats. She has a young child, another on the way, and can no longer be a FT doting cat mama. “I just cannot give the cats the attention and love they deserve and I feel they would be better off with an individual or family that can,” she says. Amy described the cats as a two-year-old, brother and sister pair. The boy is smart and playful. The girl is a “classic lap cat.” Amy says they have been sprayed/neutered, have all of their shots, and are very good with children. What more could a potential pet owner want? Maybe pets not named after bodily functions—they’re called Skeet and Skat.
The jackass list was started by Friend2You some time ago to help guard DC women against online predators. Friend2You writes: “LADIES!! Let me start out by saying that.. I am tired of meeting jackass men in person from YAHOO this is for the Washington DC area. So I have decided not to meet anymore men in person from this service. I set this up for you ladies still meeting men. If you meet a jackass warn us ladies. Tell us your story to prevent other ladies from suffering. Let him be known by username!! Whenever you plan to meet a man in person from online type his username in the search archives box below and hit the search archives button. If there are any bad stories about him in our archive it’ll come right up in the results page!!!! One way of screening a man! And if you have a BAD DATE.. ADD HIM!! And if you’re a jackass and you KNOW IT.. …FEEL FREE TO ADD YOURSELF!!!” Sadly, the genius site has fallen fallow. The only jackasses that have been added in the last year or so added themselves: Cheatingwife, who is looking for sex while her hubby is away, maturewoman, who wants a young sex partner, and Jonathan R. Rees, looking for supporters for his council bid.
Unlike losing a cat or a dog, the chances of a pet owner recovering an escaped bird are slim to none. But not unheard of: Tara posts a message with the subject line “Lost Parakeet?” “We have a yellow and green Parakeet hanging out at the Lowell School today in our front gardens. If you are missing your Parakeet, please give me a call at the number below,” she says. “Just so you know he/she is doing great, eating food, and hanging out with the Sparrows.”