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Sep 19, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Ar, fortune rides the shoulders of them what schemes.
Sep 19, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Great lookin Cat ...

Reminds me of our Local Lookout ...
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Sep 21, 2012, 08:41 PM
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Micheal de Paws off to his forever home tomorrow. 16 acre home, two adult cats, one dog and several goats.
Sep 25, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Dumpster always has a little action defecit, when we get home from the company.
Sep 25, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Good shots Schrott. Why do you keep him tied up? Doesn't seem like he'd stray too far out in the boonies like you are.
Ahhha! I see a poured footer there. Whatcha building now? Any snow yet?
Thinkin' about my 'Got Snow' thread again. We're having a cold spell here today. It's down to 77 degrees.
Dumpster looks like he's part wolf. Good dog! Pete
Sep 25, 2012, 03:47 PM
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And one part Greyhound !
Sep 25, 2012, 07:32 PM
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I don't see any Grayhound here. That dog looks great. Good boy Dumpster. pete
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Sep 27, 2012, 01:01 PM
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He ain't tied up Pete, thats an old Rope his favoured toy.
I figure Dumpster got some Aussie and Lab in him, he loves to swim, is a great hunter, rabbits, squirls and rodents, gets himself once or twice a day a little snack, pays great attention, you call him he comes emidiately .
Naturally as a 2 year old full of unwasted energy, but when we are in the company he is quiet and just waits for going home time.

Perfect.

I am building again, Wintergarten, so I can mowe grass in the winter and sit in my lawn chair with a drink and watch the snow coming down.

No snow jet but it snowed in the High Country the last 2 days, that is 4 weeks earlier than last year, we might get a real winter, need it badly, Mc Phee is 60 feet down, looks horrible.
Will do my trip to Trout Lake this weekend, the colours are spectacular, I did it last year End of October.
69 degree, might get to 75 and in the lower 40 at night, geting cold
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Sep 27, 2012, 03:27 PM
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dumpster sure looks likes the pure joy of being a dog..(wish I had the time and space a dog needs) on another note one of my mothers friend of a friend was very sad at the loss of her very old male cat,,, the friend brought her out to the house and the big footed poly black young cat worked his magic..(he was so convincing that a younger kitten went home also)
Oct 05, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Ian MacClaw and Boris Romilott off to find their forever home this evening.
Oct 05, 2012, 11:48 PM
Taking care of the pond.
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Buddy has discovered the birds & bees, now we just have to teach him about cats & dogs.
Oct 06, 2012, 09:09 AM
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I'll bet the cat will teach him. Ha!
Oct 09, 2012, 01:15 PM
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Butt buddies!
Oct 09, 2012, 01:50 PM
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If we could only have such bipartisan cooperation in Washington...
Oct 09, 2012, 03:14 PM
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the results of not turning on the house heat , but plugging in the heated pad,,( don't think it work will in washington nobody even knows if polliticians are warm blooded)
Oct 09, 2012, 04:05 PM
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the results of not turning on the house heat , but plugging in the heated pad,,( don't think it work will in washington nobody even knows if polliticians are warm blooded)
cold blooded would work better on the mat, {think snakes sunning on a hot rock, pet stores sell them for pet snakes, lizards etc.} and YEAH cold blooded Politicians it WOULD work well
Oct 09, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Butt buddies!
Like.
Oct 09, 2012, 11:02 PM
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Would you two just get a room.
Oct 10, 2012, 09:28 AM
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Butt buddies!
Talk about spoiled rotten. That is so cute. pete
Oct 10, 2012, 09:36 AM
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last night I was clipping Cinders toe ails and I got one too close to the quick while she was fighting me. Of course it started to bleed a bit but I didn't think anything of it until I spoteed the blood trail in my carpet. I bandaged the foot twice and she tore off the bandage both times. So I figured she would take care of it herself and I went to bed. This morning when I got up and went to the living room the carpet looked like the site of the chainsaw massacre. There was blood every place she stepped all night long and it isn't coming out.
However Cinder is fine this morning and the bleeding has stopped and she is fit as a fiddle. Now I'm wondering if my insurance will cover the carpet replacement as that's what it's looking like at the moment.What a mess.
So don't clip those nails too close guys. Could really cost ya. Pete
Oct 10, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Glad CINDER is OK.
It seems like CINDER owes you one,maybe just a small skin penetrating bite across the thumb joint.
This may serve notice that the poor "dumb" animal was trying to tell her "smart" human that he was not qualified.

But on the more serious side:
Pete, we all know how it must hurt you to injure your companion.You might look into purchasing a nail grinder.The nail grinder is much like a DREMEL,with a guard, just for trimming pet nails.The guard keeps you from trimming too close.
We don't have one,but I've seen them.
( Sir TANK gets his "work" done at Pet Smart ) I'm not qualified.

OBW
Oct 10, 2012, 01:18 PM
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pete, you got it easy only 18-20 to trim and dogs are so much more forgiving, 26 on the yeti monster, 18 each on the other three in the house, smokey outside gets to keep his points(I get to keep my blood in my veins) try some oxy stuff, it works great on organic stains, but you might have to do the entire room because it will leave clean spots.. time for the rug doctor anyways..
Oct 10, 2012, 01:46 PM
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Keep hands and feet clear !


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( Sir TANK gets his "work" done at Pet Smart ) I'm not qualified.

OBW

We have to go to the zoo for this dangerous task ...
Oct 10, 2012, 01:50 PM
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My dogs nails are black, so it is really difficult to know where the quick is. I nipped it once, and that was a bummer. Now, I just cut the very point off, just a smidgen. I do not try to 'trim' the nails like you would do to yourself, by cutting them way back.

I have seen that Dremel idea and I like it. In the mean time I use my wifes old emory boards as well as some 280 grit wet/dry and finish up by sanding the nail tips for a while. Costs lots of dog treats to get cooperation.
Oct 10, 2012, 03:31 PM
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We are trimming cat nails why?
Oct 10, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Mr. Cat is not allowed outdoors ( small dogs and kids turn up missing ), his nails do not get the normal "wear" that outdoor animals do.

If allowed to grow very long, they catch in the carpet ( he can pull hard and hurt himself ), when he cleans his face with front paws after eating the longs dew claws can cut/scrape the eye lid, better for all if maintained.

The trimming is carefully done.
Oct 10, 2012, 08:29 PM
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He needs a cat climbie uppie thing.
Oct 10, 2012, 08:49 PM
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I've been trimming my dogs nails for thirty years and have never once hit into the quick. This time she was not cooperating and pushed her foot out just when i was going to clip the nail. In doing that she pushed her nail into the clipper a bit too far just when I squeezed the handles and I just nicked the quick. I never saw so much blood in my life but it came out very slow over a period of time. She's ok now. No doubt that toe is a bit sore but she will live.
Actually your supposed to cut the nails from under the paw at a 45 degree angle to the paw. However with the dew claws you have to just guess at it.I was ok till she moved her leg. Live and learn. pete
Oct 11, 2012, 08:34 AM
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If you don't have any Quik Stop then dab some flour on the nail to stop the bleeding.
Oct 11, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Pete: Next time you trim CINDERS nails , don't drink the CAPTAIN MORGAN,give "a drop or two" to CINDER .

XXX
Oct 11, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Ya and she would drink it too. the Dog loves booze. Ha!
Oct 11, 2012, 12:23 PM
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What about these?
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...pid=PPC-G-6135
Oct 11, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Cinder would chew those caps off in a heartbeat. Just keep the nails clipped and no problem. Thanks for the tips on how to stop the bleeding but I hope I don't ever need them again. Pete
Oct 11, 2012, 01:12 PM
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we used to put those on tinker our psycho cat, she was putting holes in the other cats (she had lots of issues besides an instant hate of me) we would get the bright pink ones and she would then try to hide them from the other cats, it did break her of lashing out with claws.. now the cats just get the sharp tips nipped off, I don't need a free acupucture session when they jump up in my lap..
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Oct 11, 2012, 03:12 PM
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I don't need a free acupucture session when they jump up in my lap..
How about when they are on your lap and decide that they need to be in the next room in a blink of an eye.
Oct 11, 2012, 03:21 PM
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thats way you need trim the hind feet also!!!!
Oct 11, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Tank is a well behaved,docile,happy dog.USUALLY When he is stirred to action,look out!!!!!! When seen in action,you know why the name TANK.
Here he is with a fresh 2+ pound cow bone.
Here is my well scarred forearm from us "playing"
Here is a 1990 Celica that had no scarrs ultill a mouse ran up the tire and went behind the tire well. That is not just paint missing,the metal is dented.Body shop here we come.
Oct 11, 2012, 11:22 PM
Kraut
When I got back from the company today and turned on the dirt road which leads to my home, I saw this little sucker run across the road.
I live way out, little dogs do not survive out here, they just do not exist.
So I stoped and had a look. A tray of dog food, empty except for scraps, a tray of water, half full and about 2 days worth of tracks..
First I tried to call him, no chance he was scared and agressive. So I let Dumpster out and tried to get him to come, no way.
So I drove to the house got some bacon and a beer and than went back.
I should have taken 2 beers, it took 2 hours to finally have him eat the bacon out of my hand and give me a chance to grab him behind his neck.
He is very scared and defenciv, biting.
So I carried him dangling from his neck, trying to bite my hand, climb the barbwire fence and than rather unceremoniasly dumped him into my van and drove home.

Some kinde Jack Russel thing. All teeth, Piranyana looking like a dog.

At home I god the dog carrier out, got a towel, threw it over him and stuffed him in the carrier..
He loved the food he got.

Sidewalk, my Old Lady is not to happy, Dumpster sits in front of the cage, what is that, a new toy ?

I guess I got a new family member.

Gone take a few weeks to rehab him. Vet needs to check him out.

Since I found him under an Oak Brush, I will call him Oak Brush.

I had a Roadside, great little Bitch, so that name is already taken.


New family member, I guess
Oct 12, 2012, 05:38 AM
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OAK BRUSH has that look that says "things are gonna be OK,just gimme some time". My guess is DUMPSTER will help with the re-hab.
Good luck with your new, fine looking,family member.
OBW
Oct 12, 2012, 10:59 AM
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Good save Schrott. He looks like a good healthy dog and maybe a year or two old. Bet he'll be a great dog as soon as he figures out that your a good guy. Somebody knew what they were doing when they left him on your road. Keep us posted on the progress with Okky. Pete
Oct 13, 2012, 09:03 PM
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Way to go Schrott!

I got home today from some errands, and walked into the living room and see a box torn up, a bottle of epoxy resin torn open, a big wet spot of epoxy on the living room carpet, and the bottle of hardener with teeth marks in it.

Oh crap, I thought. She has ingested some resin for sure. Off to the veterinary hospital.

2.5 hours and $206 bucks later, we are back home with some medicine I have to give her twice a day for 5 days. She dodged a bullet. If she had bitten through and ingested the hardener, she might be gone by now.

The stuff was an old box of coating used on paintings and such, that my wife had bought at the craft store. It's called "Ultra-Glo" and I later looked it up on the internet. The MSDS tells the story.

My wife doesn't remember where she had put that box, but Freckles found it when we were not home and she got bored....
Oct 13, 2012, 10:18 PM
Taking care of the pond.
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Dogs will be dogs.
Oct 14, 2012, 12:11 AM
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Yaiks Tom, that girl got lucky, this time.

Animals all way surprise, how fast they are able to adjust, if allowed.
Oak is 91/2 shoe size, besides beeing starved and probably wormy, healthy as it goes.
Sidewalk is as always a little reserved, but well she is 15 and earned that right.He likes my going to the pond toolbox. So today after a wonderfull day of rain, I graded my road. I put a towel in the toolbox , stuffed him in it and took him with me. He sleped the next 3 hours in the tool box at my feet on the tracktor.
I put one of Dumpsters baby harnesses on him so I can grab him, outside he has rope attached to it so I can easily stop him from doing stupid things.
He is so friking small they I have to watch my step.
Oct 14, 2012, 12:43 AM
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Watch him grow up to be bigger than Dumpster!
Oct 15, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Had to hold onto Ian MacClaw until Sunday as his new family was unable to retrieve him until then. I handed him over to the girl that was adopting him and he placed his paws on her chest and looked up at her and licked her nose.
She started to cry. I think he has found a good forever home.
Oct 15, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Glad Laird MacClaw has found himself a seat! H definitly knows how to handle his new cailín.
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Oct 15, 2012, 08:57 PM
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...She started to cry. I think he has found a good forever home.
Oct 15, 2012, 10:11 PM
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I need to go out and work on something greasy, and have a #25 after reading that story
so I can feel like a man again.
Oct 15, 2012, 10:31 PM
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I need to go out and work on something greasy, and have a #25 after reading that story
so I can feel like a man again.
It is a very nice story but I will never admit that.
Oct 16, 2012, 09:41 AM
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yeti's sister was a "I don't want to be held kitten" squirmming all over the place, but when she was set in the arms of the girl who was thinking about adopting her she went ragdoll, rolled over belly up and turned the purr box on at wide open..choice made..
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Oct 17, 2012, 08:53 AM
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Any suggestions on how to get older indoor cats through a house move?
Regards,
Gerald.
Oct 17, 2012, 09:07 AM
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get a very large carrier and let them get used to it(beds, feeding, litter box) this will be like moving part of the house with them.. once in the new place, keep them in room a with the carrier untill things get settled, some blankets and things that they are used too , not washed can help them adjust to the new place..
Oct 17, 2012, 09:27 AM
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some blankets and things that they are used too , not washed can help them adjust to the new place..
KEY ADVICE there, as many known by smell objects as possible in various rooms/areas in the new house, Cats are territorial, upon release each room/area will be inspected for Any sign of other Cats.

Hopefully the new domain will be free of animal smells.

If you have known posessions in those areas, the new owner should quickly relax, eat, clean up and sleep after a thorough investigation.
Oct 18, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Ulterior motives of Cats ...
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Oct 18, 2012, 02:51 PM
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I always have put it down to not able to work door knobs and can openers.. ps I will not ever let yeti watch this vidio..
Cravendale - Cats with Thumbs #CatsWithThumbs (0 min 56 sec)
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Oct 20, 2012, 11:30 AM
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Thanks Guys, I have arrange the borrow of a large pet carrier that they both will fit in for two weeks before the move and will follow the other suggestions which the Vet had finally suggested to once he finally got back to me. It is going to be interesting as we will be moving from a one story bungalow to a 1 1/2 story house.
Regards,
Gerald.
Oct 28, 2012, 08:13 PM
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Good move. Sounds like more room for more boats, to me.
Oct 28, 2012, 08:30 PM
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Double Car garage and a small basement shop with a washroom.
Gerald.
Oct 28, 2012, 08:38 PM
Kraut
The Gang decided that the little Stinker aint to bad and can stay.
Oct 28, 2012, 10:50 PM
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My friend Carl & I went to the open house at The Cat House On The Kings yesterday.

More pictures at.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...1&l=5dc1f12a76
Oct 29, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Is Little Stinker more personable now?
Oct 30, 2012, 09:17 PM
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Is Little Stinker more personable now?
Yes and No, lets say he is very squirly.
Dumpster and Sidewalk have taken him in. My 22 year old cat and him are a minor problem, teaching him that Mustard is not his toy and absolut of limits, needs at times reinforcement and that brakes naturally any ties for a day, at the most.
Naturally a Ranch is a very scary place and at times I have to be very fast to prevent him geting killed.
Right now Dump and Oak are under my desk and Oak loves my big toe scratching his belly.

It will take time, but in year, he will be mentaly healthy.
He follows Dumpster and Sidewalk like s.... on stink and they teach him.
Most important he got the feeding routine down.
I got one of those pet containers and have been feeding him in it since dasy one.
So when I prep the food he goes straight into the container and waits for his tray to arive.
That is very good. He got a brain in his little head.

He put on 2 pounds since I caught him, very ncie to see. He now is looking healthy and full of energy.
Evrything will come, a matter of time.
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Oct 31, 2012, 09:23 AM
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yeti cat says happy halloween, just a little more bonkers than usual
Nov 01, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Foster kitteh girl Chloe, recovered from her very nasty URI is off to her forever family this Friday.
Nov 01, 2012, 03:00 PM
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The Gang decided that the little Stinker aint to bad and can stay.
Very sweet Schrott. Looks like the little guy fits in really well.
Nov 14, 2012, 12:31 AM
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Lookin out for the big guy


So much for that
Nov 16, 2012, 07:44 PM
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November 7th is Freckles' birthday. One year ago I got her the Monster Mutt r/c truck to play with and for exercise. I have run this truck every day, usually twice a day and sometimes three times in one day. In all that time, the truck has only needed two parts replaced: the motor and one servo gear. Traxxas builds tough, reliable, and fun r/c toys!

For Freckles' 2nd birthday I got her a 4WD Short Course Truck.

Freckles the Beagle 2nd Birthday and Monster Mutt 1st Birthday! (2 min 35 sec)
Nov 16, 2012, 09:21 PM
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Kind of loosing interest in amusing daddy by chasing his silly toy. Despite the exercise Freckles seems to be getting a bit round.
Nov 16, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Happy Birthday Freckles.
Nov 17, 2012, 04:10 AM
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Happy Birthday , FRECKLES.
TANK
Nov 17, 2012, 08:30 AM
"day ain't over yet-"
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Happy birthday Freckles---.

Your soulmate, Kiska, won't be two until January.
Nov 17, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Happy Birthday Freckles.
Quote:
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Happy Birthday , FRECKLES.
TANK
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Happy birthday Freckles---.

Your soulmate, Kiska, won't be two until January.
Woof woof!! (Thanks guys!)
Nov 17, 2012, 07:56 PM
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Happy belated Freckles! Hope there was cake.
Nov 18, 2012, 01:49 AM
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Happy belated Freckles! Hope there was cake.
Thanks Pops.

No cake. Rib Eye steak.
Nov 19, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Peppie looking for momma.
Nov 19, 2012, 02:39 AM
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Where's momma?
Nov 19, 2012, 03:22 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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Took her granddaughter to see Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
Nov 20, 2012, 07:53 AM
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Buddy needs a Tiki dog house


My current delay from getting back in to boat/barge building is the need for a dog house for Buddy. Winter is closing in fast in Cleveland so I must move on this. I'm just going to add progress photos to this post instead of dragging the build out over many. So if your interested, come back and visit this from time to time.
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Nov 20, 2012, 08:20 AM
"day ain't over yet-"
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Nice work Pops, but my dog lives inside the house with us---.
Nov 20, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Nice work Pops, but my dog lives inside the house with us---.
A "CLASS" dog house,but I see where there is room for you too.
JUST IN CASE!!!!!!


OBW
Nov 20, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Nice work Pops, but my dog lives inside the house with us---.
Mine does too, but needs a lair to drag cats back to.

OBW,

I measured it. It will accommodate me too.
Nov 20, 2012, 11:26 AM
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If smokey cat saw that I'd have install a bay window in the walled section of his kennel so he could survey his territory on cold windy days!!!
Nov 20, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Aw, Tom, I am so, so sorry to hear about Toni. There are no words that can help, I know....


Hang in there, Bro.
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Nov 20, 2012, 03:09 PM
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two years ago this week!!! things were never the same..
Nov 20, 2012, 04:04 PM
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Aw, Tom, I am so, so sorry to hear about Toni. There are no words that can help, I know....


Hang in there, Bro.
Is this directed to me Craig? If so, thank you.

We lost Toni over 3 years ago now.
Nov 20, 2012, 05:28 PM
Spreckels Lake, GGP, SF, CA
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Sigh... Keepin' track of the posting order ..... it looked like a recent post and I just didn't check the date... still mean it though. Haven't been following "Pets" recently because it's a bit close to home again.

P. Raider Pussycat's health took a dive a few weeks ago, probably due to a kidney infection. The vet started talking quality of life but we brought him back after a two week struggle using antibiotics, IV fluids three times a week and procrit injections to bring his red cell count back up. He was his old self again, better in fact. He wasn't just walking in when he heard the can opener pierce a tin can, but galloping in again.

Sunday morning he puked up his breakfast and by Monday he was not eating and lethargic again all of a sudden. So maybe the infection is back, so it was off to the vet Monday and then today he added tremors, so back to the vet for a blood work-up and we are upping his IV fluids to 100ml once a day plus pain and BP meds. I am really worried about him, he's only 13-and-a-half. He's only middle aged - like me damnit!
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Nov 21, 2012, 03:54 PM
Spreckels Lake, GGP, SF, CA
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We'll take Mr.Raider in this afternoon, we just can't save him this time. In the mean time, we're keeping him comfortable.

We are Really gonna miss him.
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Nov 21, 2012, 04:29 PM
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sorry to hear about Mr. Raider, renal failure often takes male cats to soon, it even happens in big cats according to zoo vets.. doesn't make it any easier, I know, Ive been there, but you have to do whats best.. take care..
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Nov 21, 2012, 11:46 PM
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I'm sorry for your loss.
Nov 22, 2012, 06:02 PM
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No mater how many times you say to yourself that they are just an animal it does not work. They all work there way into your heart and each time you lose one its like tearing a chunk out of you. The best you can do is give them as much love and care while they are with you and make sure that they don't suffer.
Regards,
Gerald.
Nov 22, 2012, 08:35 PM
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We'll take Mr.Raider in this afternoon, we just can't save him this time. In the mean time, we're keeping him comfortable.

We are Really gonna miss him.
All of us who care about our "family" mourn with you. It's never easy,but remembering the good times does help a bit.

TANK
Nov 24, 2012, 12:23 AM
Spreckels Lake, GGP, SF, CA
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Thanks guys! The condolences really do help. While every one is special, this little kitty was very special to me, he was 'my' cat and I has his human. He'd almost always met me at the door when I came in, and I was his favorite place for belly rubs and trading physical affection. I carried him home in my arms (he was a feral kitten) and he died in my arms as well.

This one really hurt because he fought to hang on to the very end, trying to stay alert even though he was so terribly weak he could hardly hold his head up until the sedative took him. Even then he didn't 'relax until the potassium stopped his brave little heart.

I know it is supposed to be 'for the best,' and that his kidneys were beyond repair and now he is 'not hurting' any longer, but I really have to wonder if I really had the right to make that decision for him.

As it is I am still coming to grips with the fact that he won't be waiting at the door or making his break down the top flight of steps to check around the corner of the banister ever again.


Blaze, on the left, is the only one left of Raider's little family.
Last edited by craig_c; Nov 24, 2012 at 01:18 AM.
Nov 24, 2012, 12:58 AM
Spreckels Lake, GGP, SF, CA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by steamboatmodel
No mater how many times you say to yourself that they are just an animal it does not work.
Truth, truth, truth! And it is, of course, because they really are more than 'just an animal.' Each one is a unique and special little individual and they bond with us just as we bond to them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by steamboatmodel
They all work there way into your heart and each time you lose one its like tearing a chunk out of you. The best you can do is give them as much love and care while they are with you and make sure that they don't suffer.
Yep.
Last edited by craig_c; Nov 24, 2012 at 01:37 AM.
Nov 24, 2012, 08:32 AM
"day ain't over yet-"
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I wonder what causes kidney failure in our animals. Is it something we give them in their diet?

We had our cat on medication for that, and she lived another three years, but our dog was diagnosed as untreatable, and we had him put to sleep.
Nov 24, 2012, 10:53 AM
Grumpa Tom
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Craig, it is a better choice to end an animals suffering than to prolong it. You did the right thing.

Karl, there are many foods that we humans eat without issue, but for a dog can cause renal failure, and other serious issues as well as certain death in a short amount of time.

http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/ss/slides...ould-never-eat

http://www.entirelypets.com/toxicfoods.html

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison...ple-foods.aspx
Nov 24, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Tom, thanks for posting the articles on what dogs should not eat.

Although I was well aware of these items as being a no-no for a dog, it's always good to see the list out in front as a reminder.
Dec 26, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Christmas For Pets !


Christmas For Our Friends !

A new igloo was well warranted.
Dec 26, 2012, 12:07 PM
"day ain't over yet-"
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All pets, have their favorite spots to snuggle into or hide in, it seems.


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