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Re: We love our pets!
« Reply #1450 on: 26 Mar 2019, 22:13 »



My special girl Claudia! She's 12, totally deaf, has problems controlling her bladder and is literally the dumbest animal I've ever owned. We had to throw out a cat tree of hers a couple weeks ago because it was soaked in cat piss and the smell wouldn't come out and she's still looking for it. But she's a real sweetheart!! loves belly rubs and drools with happiness whenever you pet her. My roommates and I adopted her because she was the least adoptable cat at the shelter and we're a bunch of bleeding hearts  <3
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« Reply #1451 on: 27 Mar 2019, 03:08 »

Username Corvid? Queer flag? Unadoptable cat? You are my kind of person.
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« Reply #1452 on: 27 Mar 2019, 07:13 »

I don't think he appreciated me tucking him in

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« Reply #1453 on: 08 Apr 2019, 19:55 »


I hope y'all don't mind another Claudia pic! She was sleeping in a very cute way this afternoon
(it's worth mentioning that her headpressing isn't medically dangerous, we've had it checked out and that's just how she likes to sleep)
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Re: We love our pets!
« Reply #1454 on: 17 Apr 2019, 18:45 »

Here is my Good Boy:



His name is Gus.  Adopted from a shelter about 5 years ago now.  He loves belly rubs, Milk Bones, and walkies.
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« Reply #1455 on: 18 Apr 2019, 10:12 »

Hi Gus!
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« Reply #1456 on: 22 Apr 2019, 09:36 »


Claudia is adorable, and I love the faceplant  :mrgreen:
See my 14-year old Tommy
And my sweet, funny, and veritable purr-machine Sophie turned 13 yesterday!
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« Reply #1457 on: 02 Aug 2019, 19:25 »

Today I went to a Petco (US chain store, sells pet-related products) to get our two cats some flea drops and some catfood.

As happens, I guess, about three days out of seven, they had animals from the local animal-rescue shelter penned next to the check-out line where customers can hopefully fall in love with them and give them homes. 

But today, the adorable kittens were frolicking in a pen with an equally adorable sign above it: 

"Fresh, locally-grown, Organic Kittens."

I had a chuckle and asked the bloke behind the counter about it, and he says it definitely makes a difference in that more of the kittens find homes when the sign is up.

Hey, if it works.... 
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« Reply #1458 on: 09 Aug 2019, 13:29 »

The same guy tipped me to a thing I'd not have guessed exists.

A food additive adored by health food enthusiasts and reputed to treat a number of ills when ingested orally....
https://www.amazon.com/Diatomaceous-Earth-Food-Grade-10/dp/B00025H2PY/ref=sr_1_5

is also a pesticide suitable for home insect control and (if you are careful to get the food grade stuff) safe for direct application to your pets as a flea powder.
https://www.amazon.com/Bonide-Products-121-037321001218-Diatomaceous/dp/B00PWX6H8O/ref=sr_1_21

Yes, those are literally the same product.  99+% pure diatomaceous earth with no additives, fillers or diluents.  Uh, since that's actually silicon dioxide, I really have no idea what the 'Organic' claim in the first product description means.  That's not 'organic' in ANY interpretation of the word I understand.

Apparently this is also sold in a "pool grade" or "filter grade" purity for some other applications, and those should NOT be used for either of the above two applications because it contains impurities (which can be poisons) or bits that might not be finely enough powdered - which could possibly act like tiny bits of fiberglass if inhaled.  Food grade product is free of both.

I had known about diatomaceous earth for pest control for some time, but hadn't appreciated how COMPLETELY harmless the food grade variety really is to us mammals.

This is just silicon dioxide - which is to say, a type of powdered rock one hundred percent inert with respect to our digestive enzymes and body chemistry.  I have no idea what benefits the foodies think they're getting out of this, they might as well be swallowing a marble.  This stuff is safer than garden dirt.

Except to chitinous insects.  The powdered bits are sharp and just a bit harder than an insect's shell.  Once a bug gets some of this powder on its shell,  whenever it moves the stuff abrades the shell - until it wears thin enough for water to evaporate through and the bug dehydrates.  Kills 'em dead in an average of 3 hours.  It's not a 'poison' as we understand the term, because its action is purely mechanical.

But we mammals can eat it by the spoonful if we want.   It's hydrophilic, and with water sticking to it the sharp abrasive bits aren't exposed.  Because our digestive system isn't bone-dry, it gets wet and that makes it inert.  It can't do anything to us.  Well, except make us excrete water so we have to drink a bit more. 
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Re: We love our pets!
« Reply #1459 on: 09 Jan 2020, 14:34 »

The family dog is going in for surgery next week to remove three tumours and also get spayed because otherwise they'll grow back. It's riskier than normal because she has a couple conditions but the main one is with her oesophagus so there's an increased chance of vomit and regurgitation. If that happens she could get pneumonia and that could be very bad for her.

I'm hopeful but terrified.Trying to be optimistic but I'm the one who's pushed for her to go the vet to get the growths looked at then I'm the one that pushed for the surgery and if she does die I'm terrified my mum will never forgive me. I know it needs done because there's other bigger risks if nothing is done but still gonna be very scared until we get her back.
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« Reply #1460 on: 09 Jan 2020, 14:58 »

All best wishes, Welu. It's tough, but I believe you're doing the right thing. Don't let go of that.
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« Reply #1461 on: 10 Jan 2020, 03:06 »

Fingers, legs and teeth crossed here...
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« Reply #1462 on: 10 Jan 2020, 04:34 »

Thanks a lot <3
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« Reply #1463 on: 14 Jan 2020, 07:43 »

Dog had her surgery yesterday. There were actually five lumps but the vet is pretty sure they're not cancerous. They're getting checked to be sure. It couldn't have gone better. There was a little issue with her taking to the anesthetic but that was expected.
She's home and recovering now. She's getting better really fast and vet is impressed with her progress. Gonna go back in ten days to get her stitches out.
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« Reply #1464 on: 14 Jan 2020, 16:38 »

Hooray!
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« Reply #1465 on: 15 Jan 2020, 04:32 »


SUPERB!!!!
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« Reply #1466 on: 13 Oct 2020, 12:41 »

Family dog had to be suddenly put down tonight. She was okay Saturday, then didn't eat from Sunday night. Brought her to the vet and turns out she had kidney cancer that had spread to her liver, nothing to be done about it. Mum and I are hurting.
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« Reply #1467 on: 13 Oct 2020, 13:35 »

I'm so sorry for your loss, Welu :(
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« Reply #1468 on: 17 Oct 2020, 17:19 »

I am so sorry, Welu. It is hard to lose a beloved family pet.  :-(
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« Reply #1469 on: 17 Oct 2020, 17:54 »

Leo's pretty chill with the baby, put some times I feel he's at his wits end
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« Reply #1470 on: 18 Oct 2020, 13:38 »

I'm so sorry for your loss, Welu :(

I am so sorry, Welu. It is hard to lose a beloved family pet.  :-(

Thanks <3
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« Reply #1471 on: 20 Oct 2020, 12:39 »

Family dog had to be suddenly put down tonight. She was okay Saturday, then didn't eat from Sunday night. Brought her to the vet and turns out she had kidney cancer that had spread to her liver, nothing to be done about it. Mum and I are hurting.

I'm still only on the first relationship I have had with a dog. I don't know what this is like, and I am dreading it. Wish I could give you a hug, if you wanted one.
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« Reply #1472 on: 22 Oct 2020, 03:10 »

Thank you. This is the fourth pet/second dog I've lost but it's the first time we had to put them to sleep. My brothers and I were sending photos and memories back and forth the whole day after which helped a lot.
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« Reply #1473 on: 23 Oct 2020, 15:40 »

I remember when our cat died. Although a "second hand" cat, its death hurt.
Why second hand? Technically lived two houses over, original "owners" got a second, young dog. Cat disagreed, decided our household was a good replacement. Lived with us six or seven out of 16 or 17 years, still hurt as hell.
Cat of a Twitch streamer I used to watch died recently, and I was struck by onion ninjas. A pet I've never met IRL brought me to the verge of tears, and usually I'm not much of an emotional person.


Long story short: pets are a special kind of family, and the loss of a pet os always a trying time. Godspeed to all of them, and my condolences to those who have been graced by their presence.
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