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Re: We love our pets!
« Reply #1400 on: 15 Apr 2018, 15:42 »

I was very nervous about Richie the guinea pig before going on holiday because he'd lost a lot of weight. Went from about 1.4 kilos at his biggest to just under 800 grams and that's a massive and scary difference. Mum did a good job with him and listened to my huge list of instructions. He's just under 1 kilo now and if I wasn't worried about him being underweight, I'd be scared of that big a weight gain. Hopefully he'll plateau soon and I'll take care of it if not. I suspect he didn't like the hay I was giving for some reason but the new hay is taking well, plus he's being spoiled with loads of veggies.
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« Reply #1401 on: 19 Apr 2018, 16:42 »

Here's our new puppy Leo. If you think we named him after Tolstoy or da Vinci, you are wrong. We named him after the ninja turtle
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« Reply #1402 on: 20 Apr 2018, 00:31 »

Aw! Hi Leo!
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Re: We love our pets!
« Reply #1403 on: 30 Jul 2018, 13:04 »

New puppy, first two weeks - today was first time out in the cuntry or on the lead:

Meet Dizzy

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« Reply #1404 on: 30 Jul 2018, 13:12 »

Hello puppy!
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« Reply #1405 on: 30 Jul 2018, 13:35 »

I'm a cat person, and even I think that pup is adorable.
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Re: We love our pets!
« Reply #1406 on: 11 Sep 2018, 06:41 »

Disraeli is starting to grow up:

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Re: We love our pets!
« Reply #1407 on: 11 Sep 2018, 07:52 »

PUPPY!

Here, have a kitty.
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« Reply #1408 on: 11 Sep 2018, 07:55 »

HmmÖ A cat exposing its stomach is a sure sign that it wants you to stick your hand into the claw/bite zone.
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« Reply #1409 on: 11 Sep 2018, 07:58 »

That's actually not a trap! As long as you don't get too crazy, he loves belly rubs. All my cats do.
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« Reply #1410 on: 13 Sep 2018, 05:11 »

In fairness the biting and scratching is often affectionate. I indulge it quite a lot with my cats and am delighted at the privilege.
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Re: We love our pets!
« Reply #1411 on: 14 Sep 2018, 05:37 »

Oh I love it too, until I start losing blood.
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« Reply #1412 on: 15 Sep 2018, 07:24 »

Understandable.

...For me it depends on how you define 'losing blood'...
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Re: We love our pets!
« Reply #1413 on: 06 Oct 2018, 12:41 »

Four years with my doggo! She's chilled out so much since we first got her. Used to be so anxious about everything but she's always been friendly and it's nice seeing her able to relax and have fun easier.
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« Reply #1414 on: 27 Oct 2018, 21:48 »

One year old. Happy birthday, Waffle.

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« Reply #1415 on: 28 Oct 2018, 09:04 »

One year old. Happy birthday, Waffle.

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Re: We love our pets!
« Reply #1416 on: 30 Oct 2018, 08:52 »

Have some more cats!

12 yr-old Sophie and 13-yr old Tommy.
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« Reply #1417 on: 30 Oct 2018, 09:04 »

I'm convinced that I'm going to end up a crazy cat person.  A few of my friends are already there.
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Re: We love our pets!
« Reply #1418 on: 30 Oct 2018, 09:06 »

I'm already there. And my children love me. And love to suffocate me in my sleep.
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« Reply #1419 on: 30 Oct 2018, 16:02 »

My partner and I have plans upon retirement to move out of the city and become crazy cat people. 13/10 level crazy. Lots of good cats.
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Re: We love our pets!
« Reply #1420 on: 30 Oct 2018, 18:19 »

Lovely cats, can't have too many.

Although I personally go for many dogs and guinea pigs. I'm so envious of the massive guinea pig runs I see with like ten piggies. 
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« Reply #1421 on: 31 Oct 2018, 05:53 »

I'm already there. And my children love me. And love to suffocate me in my sleep.

You either have very small pillows or very big cats ...  :-D

Lovely cats, can't have too many.

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« Reply #1422 on: 31 Oct 2018, 09:30 »

Lovely cats, can't have too many.


I'm allergic to cats, so unfortunately for me there actually is such a thing as too many cats :(
That said, I very happily suffer the occasional respiratory issues, they more than make up for it. I just vacuum more often than I'd otherwise do  :-D
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« Reply #1423 on: 31 Oct 2018, 09:40 »

My cats are gigantic. They're all over 16 lbs each, and Kitten, the black and white one, is 19 lbs. Monster cats!
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« Reply #1424 on: 31 Oct 2018, 12:59 »

My cats are gigantic. They're all over 16 lbs each, and Kitten, the black and white one, is 19 lbs. Monster cats!

"There's no such thing as too much kitteh!"
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« Reply #1425 on: 31 Oct 2018, 14:59 »

Indeed, the correct number of cats to own is n + 1, where n is the number of cats currently owned.
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« Reply #1426 on: 31 Oct 2018, 15:30 »

Don't be silly.  Nobody owns a cat.
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« Reply #1427 on: 31 Oct 2018, 15:37 »

Shhhhh! If the kitties find out that I'm aware of the truth, they will eat me in my sleep.

YESSIREE, N + 1 IS A FINE NUMBER OF CATS TO OWN.
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Re: We love our pets!
« Reply #1428 on: 01 Nov 2018, 07:52 »

I was expecting a small cat when I got Kitten (her real name is Elinore but she's the baby so she will forever be Kitten) as a 5 week old bebe, and she turned into an OH LAWD SHE COMIN kinda cat. Maybe if I keep getting cats, one will turn out to be small.

The guy I'm seeing has a tiny 5 lb Siberian kitty. I can pick her up with one hand! It's amazing!
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« Reply #1429 on: 01 Nov 2018, 18:34 »

I just happened to glance outside and noticed a developing encounter between our cats and a young blue tongue lizard. Feeling very relieved that I did. The cats have been sequestered before they had a chance to overcome their initial nervousness. In the meantime, the lizard is hiding in a hole in the garden's stone retaining wall. I hope it doesn't decide to make a permanent home there. I mean, I love blue tongue lizards, but it wouldn't end well.
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« Reply #1430 on: 01 Nov 2018, 23:49 »

What are you talking about?  It would end well, and very quickly!  Cats ADORE little garden lizards!
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« Reply #1431 on: 02 Nov 2018, 00:38 »

Actually, our cats' encounters with little lizards don't end quickly at all. The cats love to bring them in, drop them on the floor, and then meow loudly so that they can brag to me of their conquest. The lizards are usually still alive at this point.

Bluetongue lizards are not little, though.

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« Reply #1432 on: 02 Nov 2018, 09:55 »

Ah.  The lizards we call "Garden Lizards" here are more mouse-sized.  Their interaction with cats is sort of comical, because they are quick but very, very stupid. 

I should go look up what their proper nomenclature is....

Pretty sure it's either the  "Forest Alligator Lizard - Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata"
 
or maybe the "San Francisco Alligator Lizard - Elgaria coerulea coerulea"

Which, despite having different family names, seem to be very closely related species.  How did that happen?  I have also seen the "Coronado Skink - Plestiodon skiltonianus interparietalis"  around here, although it is less common.

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« Reply #1433 on: 02 Nov 2018, 10:07 »

Richie the guinea pig has a mild chest infection. Got some antibiotics to give him.
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« Reply #1434 on: 02 Nov 2018, 19:59 »

Poor baby, I hope that clears it up soon!
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« Reply #1435 on: 03 Nov 2018, 06:52 »

Thanks. The first dose went in pretty well. It's a little syringe dropper and I mixed it with a little grape juice, which seemed to mask the medicine taste enough for him.
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« Reply #1436 on: 03 Nov 2018, 09:08 »

I have to make a special soup for my ferret so I can give her the four medications she needs right now. It's awesome that you can just use grape juice!

For my cat, I just had to hold him down and shoot the medicine in his mouth. And hope he didn't spit it out.
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« Reply #1437 on: 03 Nov 2018, 18:20 »

To clarify by grape juice, I mean the few drops from five crushed grapes.  :psyduck: Still a lot less than making soup or the hold and shoot though.
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« Reply #1438 on: 13 Nov 2018, 09:50 »

My cat definitely has a tumor between his eyes. And it's going to be expensive to get it diagnosed, and then who knows about treating it. My poor baby.
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« Reply #1439 on: 14 Nov 2018, 01:16 »

My cat definitely has a tumor between his eyes. And it's going to be expensive to get it diagnosed, and then who knows about treating it. My poor baby.

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« Reply #1440 on: 19 Dec 2018, 16:23 »

Richie the guinea pig just died. He was six but it was sudden and it was the first time I was there for a pet when it actually happened. I was able to hold him and be there for him.



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« Reply #1441 on: 20 Dec 2018, 00:28 »

Richie the guinea pig just died. He was six but it was sudden and it was the first time I was there for a pet when it actually happened. I was able to hold him and be there for him.


Awhh... bugger...  :cry:

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« Reply #1442 on: 20 Dec 2018, 00:44 »

nekowafer, give your cat a hug from me. And Welu, please accept another, with your permission.
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« Reply #1443 on: 20 Dec 2018, 10:28 »

Thanks. It's been a sad and weird day, going to do all the things out of habit for him and remembering.
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« Reply #1446 on: 27 Feb 2019, 12:09 »

I saw that bit about the rat. 

And I couldn't help thinking how the rat would have fared in various American cities.

San Francisco:  Animal Rescue comes and frees the rat, but then nobody will allow them to release it anywhere near their homes and they are forced to take it a hundred miles north to set it loose in a forest it has no idea how to survive in.

Kansas City:  some kids poke it with a stick.  Eventually an adult notices what they're doing and tells them to go wash their hands.

Chicago:  The first person who notices it stomps on its head and keeps walking.

New York:  The first person who notices it doesn't want to mess up her shoe, so she pays some street kid to stomp on its head instead.

Boston:  Someone driving past in a car notices it, stops, rummages in the trunk, and comes back wearing a grin and carrying a #3 golf club.

Houston:  (summer)  Somebody cracks an egg on the manhole cover, then makes a youtube video of the egg frying while the rat struggles.
Houston:  (January)  The manhole cover is underwater anyway.

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« Reply #1447 on: 27 Feb 2019, 15:23 »

Make no mistake: We have no dearth of sick bastards who set cats on fire for ze lulz, either.

What we do have is a rather old animal welfare tradition and a federal criminal code that declares cruelty to animals a felony, punishable by up to three years imprisonment.

The guys in the video are from a volunteer fire brigade who worked pro-bono, and the 'Berufstierrettung Rhein-Neckar' - apparently Germanyís first professional animal rescue service. Didn't know we had those ...

But the same country that clucks & D'Awwws over the rescue of the 'Moppelratte' (chubbyrat) will feel zero qualms about dumping poison into the sewers it calls home.

We're weird like that.
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« Reply #1448 on: 27 Feb 2019, 20:55 »

Yep, the description of Chicago sounds about right.
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