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October 2017 Tangents
Greece Music Tour Sold Out


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On recent scouting trip to Greece, Dore was entertained by Cretan cats in Chania, Crete - one of the stops on the Oct 2017 Tangents Greece Music  Tour.
Photo by Donna Ludlow




My cat Klimey digs Scoop Away cat litter made from clay that clumps. But it sickens me that it all gets dumped into landfill and does not decompose.

I recently asked in a Tangents mass email if anyone can recommend a biodegradable cat litter? And how long did it take for your cat to get accustomed to it?

The Tangents community is filled with cat lovers and the response was quick and thorough.

You can read the replies here.

Add your thoughts by sending an em to
tangentsradio(at) gmail dot com.

I did find this link but owner testimonials from Tangents folks are more convincing. Thanks.


Rescued from a kill shelter in Manteca, Petey Pumpkinhead III entered our lives 7 years ago. Abused by a previous owner he was skittish and nippish. That changed with love, affection and attention.

He was a majestic furry orange tabby. His coat emitted a perpetually lovely fragrance. He had the sexiest strut with an ever present erect tail and endearing behind.

Petey had simple needs. Belly rubs topped the list. He loved resting in his backyard igloo. He would prance out when I entered the yard and open wide for belly rubs and rolly polly.

He bonded with Klimey who also was rescued from a shelter. Klimey loved licking Petey and taught Petey how to love back. They were inseparable.

Petey-Weedy (as we called him) evolved into the sweetest and most gentle of companions. When hungry, he would jump into bed and delicately place his paw on my face. No histrionics, just a love tap and breakfast was on.

He loved sleeping inside the space between my legs or alongside the curve of Clara's thigh. His body language suggested the most delicious of dreams. He also had the squeakiest yawn when awakened.

Petey had a ravenous appetite and wore his weight well. That changed last October when he dropped 2 pounds in short order and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

He continued to lose weight but his sweet demeanor never changed. Although not a lap cat during his youth, lately I would place him in my lap in the back yard and we would stay together for long periods. These were cherished moments. Klimey would join us and stay by Petey's side.

Strong medication was required every 8 hours to dissipate the fluid in his lungs. No matter how much lasix was dosed, it could not stay on top of the progression of his heart disease.

Last week Petey hit a low point and could hardly breath. He hadn't eaten for 2+ days. We upped the lasix and he recovered miraculously. His breathing appeared normal and he started eating - but only food fresh out of the can. He ate more than he had in months. He had playful sparring sessions with Klimey, tons of rolly polly and belly rubs, his tail was erect and he slept next to my face the other day.

Today he had a good appetite in the early afternoon. I didn't see him the rest of the day. When the thunder rumbled and the rain came pouring down I went outside.

He was in the igloo. I tipped it and he ran inside. But something was wrong.

His breathing was labored. Petey could not catch his breath. He had breathing attacks before and I had feared the worst, yet Petey always persevered.

An hour or so later when Clara came home, Petey's condition had worsened. When he walked from under a table to lie down in the litter box that was an alarming signal. I picked him up and he let out a cry. Petey went under the bed where Klimey was and continued to make anguished yelps.

We left him alone. Petey soon emerged and we put him in a blanket by the heater.

He wanted to be left alone.

Petey-Weedy barely could walk and stumbled out the bedroom and down a few steps to the cat door. Somehow he pushed himself through. The igloo was two feet from the door.

We let him be.

An hour later Clara checked on Petey.

His fur was gorgeous. His body still warm.

But Petey had passed.

He never made it to the igloo.





Moti has been missing since Sept 2014.  On Jan 23, 2015 while walking in McClaren Park a cat resembling Moti emerged on a tree branch above a thicket of bushes. This brightened our hearts as Clara and I imagine Moti as a feline Tarzan.  Clara wrote the below poem before we confirmed the cat was not Moti.

Moti Sighting
by Clara Hsu

Who sits on a branch
above a field of thorns?
My cat. My cat.

Who listens to his names
and twitches his ears?
My cat. My cat.

His looks have changed since autumn
from living wild and eating mice.
We’re trespassing his kingdom
that can’t be bought
at
 any price.

Running streams.
Catnip on the hills.



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Songlines Music Travel
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Shares the Tangents philosophy that nothing beats experiencing music at its source.

2017 Trips:

Cuba - Rumba and Revolution!
March 15-29, 2017

China - A Musical Discovery
March 25-April 3, 2017

Romania - At Home with the Gypsies
May 27-June 4, 2017

Morocco - Eassaouira Gnawa Festival
June 27-July 3, 2017

Argentina - Get Tangoed!
August 2017

Romania - At Home with the Gypsies
September 2-10, 2017

Colombia - Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena
September 11-22, 2017

India - Rajasthan Musical Adventure
September 29-October 10, 2017

Senegal - Never Mind the Mbalax
November 19-28, 2017





Gaza Facts

Click link above to get facts about Gaza, a collaborative project by Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area (JVP-BA) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA).


Physicians for Human Rights – Israel (PHRI); The only Israel based NGO providing medical assistance to Gazans.
Click above logo to donate.





Click for Gaza Corner Archive

Saturdays 11p on Tangents, 91.7 fm SF, webcast/archived at
kalw.
You can subscribe to Gaza Corner as a podcast by accessing this feed URL.
(for iTunes users the menu item is "File / Subscribe to Podcast...")

Gaza Corner includes news and opinion from the Middle East (and beyond) often ignored by the mainstream media followed by music from the relevant country or culture.

Gaza Corner was originally conceived to focus attention on relieving the humanitarian crisis in Gaza which has been under a severe blockade imposed by Israel since 2006.  Gaza Corner has evolved to include the Middle East, Magreb, Kurdistan and Turkey.

 Click headlines below for full stories. Headlines are sometimes retitled to more accurately reflect content.

Gaza Corner Audio 2/18/17

Gaza Corner tells the story of Mohammed-Aamar Jalad, the latest victim of Israel's shoot first, ask questions later mentality. Mohammed died in hospital after 3 months, during which time his family was prevented from seeing him and learning authoritatively about his condition.

Gaza Corner audio is usually uploaded within 48 hours of broadcast.

Palestinian Dies After Being Shot by Israeli Troops
on His Way to His
Last Chemo Session
 

No one bothered to keep the young Palestinian's family informed.

excerpt:

We asked the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit five questions:

1. Why was Mohammed Jalad shot by the soldiers?
2. Why was his family not allowed to visit him in the hospital?
3. Why did his parents not receive an authoritative report about his condition?
4. Why didn’t the IDF bother to inform them of his death and the reasons for his death?
5. Why hasn’t his body been returned?

(Gideon Levy  and Alex Levac, Haaretz, 2/18/17)



Mohammed-Aamar Jalad's father, Thabath.
credit: Alex Levac


Palestinian succumbs to gunshot wounds inflicted 3 months ago by Israeli forces

excerpt:


Israel has come under repeated criticism for using lethal force on Palestinians when they pose no harm or they could be detained through nonlethal means, with the PLO labeling the deaths "extrajudicial executions."
(Ma'an News, 2/10/17, updated 2/17/17)



 
Mohammed-Aamar Jalad lies by highway
after being shot by Israeli soldiers.
(uncredited)


Israeli forces shoot Palestinian after alleged stab attack
in Nablus

excerpt:

Abdullah Abu Salim, 43, a merchant from Huwwara, told Ma'an at the scene that he and two of his friends, "saw [Amr] attempting to cross the road in Huwwara before being shot at by an Israeli soldier who then took out a knife and threw it next to the youth."
(Ma'an News, 11/9/16)