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    Admin - CPST Instructor wendytthomas's Avatar
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    It's sad when this excites someone

    But I got a new to me, soon to expire, Graco Snugride in French Bear! Yay! LOL DOM is 10/29/01 on the seat and 02/22/02 on the base. It's actually in REALLY good condition. Amazingly so. The locking clip is on the back, the harness is fine, the stickers are all there, the handle goes up and down, the canopy is there, it even smells nice. The Graco badge is missing from the front of the base, but big deal, I never see those. LOL






    It was so odd seeing an infant seat in my car. We never used an infant seat with Piper.

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    Re: It's sad when this excites someone

    If the seat is 10/29/01 then it IS expired, right?

    Why are you excited about an expired seat in your car? I'm stumped

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    Re: It's sad when this excites someone

    No, it says "Do not use after December 2007" so it's go another few weeks (though *I* wouldn't put precious cargo in it).

    I'm tickled to see it in my back seat. It's not back there anymore. I got it for educational purposes. I'm also trying to add a combination seat to my collection (I have convertibles, low back, and no back boosters of my own, I needed an infant seat, and now I need a combination seat). Right now it's on my bedroom floor and I've been amusing myself by putting my cat in it. LOL If he had broader shoulders it would have worked. Obviously he's got a good temperament.

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    laine 9/16/09, 54", 96#, Nuna Aaces, Diono Solana 2
    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic
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    Re: It's sad when this excites someone

    Quote Originally Posted by wendytthomas View Post
    Right now it's on my bedroom floor and I've been amusing myself by putting my cat in it. LOL If he had broader shoulders it would have worked. Obviously he's got a good temperament.
    I'm relatively new here, and I've seen some pretty odd statements about carseat obsession. This takes the cake though!
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    LOL I can post pictures too, later. It took two tries to get pictures. For those interested cats do not have shoulders wide enough to hold them in before they can just turn their bodies over and get out of the harness. Though what to do with his tail was less of a worry than I thought it would be. And like I said, he has a good temperament. My other three cats would have freaked and I would have bled. But he purred the entire time, even with me holding onto his hands so he couldn't wiggle his arms out. LOL

    I've got pictures of him in a baby sling as well. He uses the slings more now than Piper, though still not often. He just gets so under foot.

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    laine 9/16/09, 54", 96#, Nuna Aaces, Diono Solana 2
    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic
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    Re: It's sad when this excites someone

    That is the infant seat my inlaws have and Seth used when we were there last winter...


    Okay now that is a riot about the cats. Poor cats...

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    Re: It's sad when this excites someone

    My cat would go bananas if I tried to put her in it. She screams over the silliest stuff.

    That pattern was all the rage at my first few checkup events.

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    Re: It's sad when this excites someone

    The small chest clip on the Radian works well with cats...
    I'm glad you're a safe driver. I'm eating cereal and applying mascara using my rear view mirror while playing bejeweled on my iPhone. And I'm driving right behind you. 
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    Re: It's sad when this excites someone

    I was with Beans... wondering what in the hell was so exciting about this! I wondered if this was like your way of announcing something. lol

    I understand your enthusiasm though. Carseat collecting.... lol
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    Oh I get it

    I almost bought a Parkway today...60 dollars at Sears.

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    Re: It's sad when this excites someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    The small chest clip on the Radian works well with cats...
    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It would, wouldn't it!?

    Putting him in: He's hard to see being all black, but I'm holding his hands and he was purring his fool head off.


    Holding him still for the half second it took to take the picture:


    Because then he hopped out. This was tightened enough against his body. So people, PSA here, do NOT put your cats in infant seats. LOL


    Disclaimer: No cats were harmed or upset in the taking of these photos. This cat will seriously purr when being held upside down by his hind legs. You can pick up his back legs by pulling up on his tail and then spin him in circles. He purrs the whole time. You don't even need to touch him and he starts purring. If for some reason he's NOT purring when you hold him (which in his 6.5 years has happened I think six times) you give his tail a tweak and he purrs. Like an old crank start motor. He purrs through vet exams and rubs against their equipment and legs.

    Now my other cats.... That would have been an SPCA issue if I'd tried this with them. Plus a 911 issue. But my little black kitty (his name is Fin, short for Finito. My husband named him, he's our youngest and last, my perpetual baby cat) doesn't care. Even my cat hating husband says he's the perfect cat. Everyone loves Fin.

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    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic
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    Re: It's sad when this excites someone

    Hmmm...I have a cat and an old kolcraft infant seat, that dd uses for her babies.

    No, he'd probably scratch my eyes out, although he does love to sit in the carseats when I take them out of the van.

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    Re: It's sad when this excites someone

    The cat in the infant seat is a riot!!!!

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    Re: It's sad when this excites someone

    Quote Originally Posted by wendytthomas View Post
    he purred the entire time, even with me holding onto his hands so he couldn't wiggle his arms out. LOL

    I've got pictures of him in a baby sling as well. He uses the slings more now than Piper, though still not often. He just gets so under foot.

    Wendy

    If the whole post isn't entertaining enough, the part about you holding his hands so his arms wouldn't wiggle out made me laugh even more.....I think on cats those are called legs and paws that in combo with being in the baby sling makes him seem almost babylike

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadianmom2three View Post
    If the whole post isn't entertaining enough, the part about you holding his hands so his arms wouldn't wiggle out made me laugh even more.....I think on cats those are called legs and paws that in combo with being in the baby sling makes him seem almost babylike
    LOL I didn't even think of that. He's my baby cat. You can cradle him in your arms and bounce him a bit and he'll fall asleep right with you. So sometimes it's hard to remember that he's not human. He's just a black furry baby. Who purrs. Purring makes everything better. Some day humans will evolve to purr. LOL

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    laine 9/16/09, 54", 96#, Nuna Aaces, Diono Solana 2
    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic
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    Wendy,
    I'm glad you had your fun, but please give me my cat back now.
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    Awwwww, that's the infant seat I used for my first two dd's. Brings back memories.

    Love the cat photos and stories. I hate cats and heck, I want a baby Fin!

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