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Re: Our pets

Postby 41Forever » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:28 am

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Sorry to hear about Hozzie. Pets are family.

Re: Our pets

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:39 am

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My condolences too. Losing a pet is a very sad thing.

Re: Our pets

Postby G-Fafif » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:51 pm

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Thanks for the sympathetic ears and words. It's weird, never mind sad, being without him. Hozzie should have been staring up at me from downstairs earlier, impatiently insisting on expedient lunch service. Instead, there's just Avery patiently letting me take my time to feed him at my discretion. Their yin and yang will be missed. Avery mostly drafted on Hozzie's demands, rarely making a thing about wanting to be fed. He's like, "I dunno when I wanna eat. That was Hozzie's department."

My remembrance of the Hozzie experience is here if you're interested. It masquerades as a Mets-Padres recap.
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Re: Our pets

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:10 pm

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My two cats are like that too. One demands the food, and the other lays back.

But sometimes the one who demands the food isn't hungry, so she doesn't bother. The other cat then fumes for a while before yelling at us in an especially shrill voice.

Re: Our pets

Postby G-Fafif » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:28 pm

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Benjamin Grimm wrote:My two cats are like that too. One demands the food, and the other lays back.

But sometimes the one who demands the food isn't hungry, so she doesn't bother. The other cat then fumes for a while before yelling at us in an especially shrill voice.


Avery's rare food assertiveness has been embodied in his scratching at a pile of papers we keep on a living room end table for the express purpose of Avery scratching at them. Little shreds of paper equals, "Geez, don't wait for Hozzie, get on the ball already."
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Re: Our pets

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:06 pm

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I would tell anyone getting 1 cat to get 2. They are so much more fun together.

Let me tell you something: I have a big set of balls.

Re: Our pets

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:14 pm

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I agree.

Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:28 pm

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About a year or so ago I burned something on the stove and it set off two
smoke detectors. We have like 50 smoke detectors, city code or something.
Kasper went nuts and ran upstairs and buried his head in the darkest room he
could find. Since then any time I fire up the stove (the click click click of the
electric gas ignition) he bolts upstairs. I feel bad that it scares him but it's also
comical that a dog that the coyotes in the woods give a wide berth, thunder and
lightening doesn't bother him, the nuclear plant warning siren they test from
time to time... nothing. Saute some garlic, big scared-y cat.

Strange creatures sometimes, our pets.
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Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:37 pm

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John Cougar Lunchbucket wrote:I would tell anyone getting 1 cat to get 2. They are so much more fun together.


Oh yes! We have 8 cats now 6 inside and 2 outside and though they all get along pretty well, every one of them has their own special friend.

KC that's a funny story :)

Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:29 pm

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cooby wrote:KC that's a funny story :)

He's a piece of work...
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Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:57 am

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I like his 'freckles'

Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:03 pm

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He went to the vet this afternoon. The pig weighed in at 83 lbs. He's not fat or
anything he's just getting bulkier as he gets older. KB was like no way he weighs
83 lbs and they put him on the big floor scale again and he peed all over it.

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Postby Chad Ochoseis » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:01 pm

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Jango, my girlfriend's cat, 13.

My girlfriend was at my house this morning, and we got a call from her boarder saying that she couldn't find him, and he hadn't come down for his food (Jango is a food hound who screams for breakfast regularly at 6:30). So we rushed across town to her house and found him inside some fabric hanging underneath a sofa. He'd pooped all over the fabric and was in obvious distress, so we took him to the nearest 24 hour vet center, where the vet narrowed it down to either an injury (highly unlikely) or a blood clot that had migrated to the spine, and didn't give us much hope. We decided to euthanize.

This really hurt. I've lost some family members to old-age type diseases, but I never had to consult on a decision to actually pull the plug on a living being. My girlfriend and I bawled our eyes out for fifteen minutes. They brought Jango in for some last minute playtime, though he was on pain meds with dilated pupils, and probably had no idea what was going on (OK, animals generally don't). But he kept looking up towards the ceiling, like he knew something was up.

I haven't had a pet since I was 13, and I never really sympathized with the loss of a pet before. But Jango and I had gotten really close - he was jealous as hell when I started coming in from Jersey to visit, and it got worse for a bit when I moved here full time. Then he peed on my clothes once, which was either a final act of aggression or his way of welcoming me to the fold; I'm not sure which. But we were buddies after that.

He made me sneeze like all hell. But I'm going to miss him. Posting this here instead of Facebook because my girlfriend's son is in Europe for a few days, and she doesn't want him to find out until he's back home in NYC.
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Re: Guess who died in 2017

Postby LeiterWagnerFasterStrongr » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:49 pm

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BetterHalfer and I had to pull the trigger on euthanizing my mother-in-law's ornery, hemorrhagic Chihuahua mix; I took him in to the room myself, since I was a little less close to the guy. It was awful and tear-sodden... and this was a dog whose relationship with me can best be described as "mutual antipathy/avoidance. It's wrenching to make that call... I can only imagine what it was like for you guys. I'm sorry, Och.
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Re: Guess who died in 2017

Postby 41Forever » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:54 pm

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Pets are family. Sorry to hear about your loss!

Re: Guess who died in 2017

Postby Frayed Knot » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:54 pm

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This side discussion might fit better in the 'Pets' thread - if someone cares to move it.


The last pet I was responsible for I found dead when I woke up one morning. Not that waking up to a dead dog on the kitchen floor (along with the accompanying last gasp piss and poop) is the best first
sight of the morning but it wasn't totally unexpected for a nearly 14 y/o pooch and that's a lot easier in a lot of ways when that call is made for you.
After the discovery I realized that I had heard a bunch of odd sounds maybe an hour or so earlier that only partially registered on my semi-conscious brain and weren't enough to wake me up, but it
probably meant I had missed the death throes by just a short time and, at worst, she had a bad last couple hours of life but not a lingering bad weeks/months, so that made things easier too.
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Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:46 pm

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So very sorry :(. The toughest decision to make. :(d

Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:48 pm

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And frayed knot I am so sorry. I absolutely think that pets are every bit as dear as anyone else in our lives

Re: Guess who died in 2017

Postby Chad Ochoseis » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:58 pm

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Frayed Knot wrote:This side discussion might fit better in the 'Pets' thread - if someone cares to move it.


I'm such a non-pet guy that I scarcely remembered this thread existed.

Thanks for the good thoughts, all.
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Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:22 pm

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Kasper had a seizure last night, hasn't happened since April last year.
Cleared by two doctors, scary to feel so helpless when your best bud is
totally out of control and you don't know how to relieve him.

Re: Our pets

Postby Edgy MD » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:30 pm

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Sorry to hear that. I've been there and it's awful. K is lucky to have you.
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Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:50 pm

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He's cool, he's been good.

Re: Our pets

Postby seawolf17 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:47 am

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Goodness, Kase, I hear you. Peanut had a seizure about year and a half ago and we went in to full-on panic mode because we couldn't figure out what happened or why. Vet said it appeared to be nothing and thankfully, he hasn't had one since.

On the flip side, though, he's sixteen years old and has been *really* showing it the last couple of weeks. He sleeps virtually 24 hours a day. We're really worried he's not going to make it until the move next month, and I'm not sure how we're going to handle that on top of everything else. He's the only dog I've ever had.
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Re: Our pets

Postby dgwphotography » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:02 am

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Oh geez, Kase. Hopefully Kasper will be ok.

Wolfie, I hope it's just the winter. Both of our dogs have been sleeping much more than normal, and I think it's because of the brutally cold temps.
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Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:54 am

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Keep well peanut and Kasper!

Meanwhile my cats are all acting weird today, looking towards the windows, stalking about, etc. either there is yet another form of wildlife in my house or they already sense the 50 degree drop in temperature about to happen
Wow make that 60

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