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Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:33 pm

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Had to convince my cats today that they would not like pecan pie.

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Postby themetfairy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:28 pm

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Liar! They'd have loved it!
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Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:38 pm

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I know! Hee! Hee !

Re: Our pets

Postby Lefty Specialist » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:16 pm

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I have a crab problem.

Now that I got your attention...........It's a hermit crab problem. The problem is that we got two hermit crabs for my son when he was 8. One of them lived for 5 years, long after the novelty had worn off for him. The other one (yes, he named him 'Mr. Crabs') keeps plugging along and is now 13 years old. My son's gone away to college, is practically done, and we're still taking care of the damned hermit crab. I feel bad that he's lonely, but I know if I buy him a companion, that one will probably live until 2030 or so. So here we sit. They're relatively low maintenance, of course, just change the food every couple of days and keep the humidity high. But I'm betting I'll croak before he does.
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Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:46 pm

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Do you have any Old Bay Seasoning™?

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Re: Our pets

Postby Lefty Specialist » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:24 pm

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They say that hermit crabs can live 30 years in the wild but usually only last a few months in captivity. If so I have the Mars Opportunity Rover of hermit crabs, 'cause he just keeps going and going......

And yes, my Maryland friends have made similar suggestions.
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Re: Our pets

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:19 pm

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Mars, our 6-year-old orange tabby who is normally super active, healthy and fanatical about food, this last week is lethargic and wouldn't even get up when I popped the can tonight.
Let me tell you something: I have a big set of balls.

Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:50 am

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Oh no!

Re: Our pets

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:08 pm

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We saw the vet this morning, they say he's a little hypoglycemic and could be diabetic, they're checking his whizz to be sure. I gotta say that would be shocking, other than loving to eat he looked and acted totally healthy his whole life till this last week. They say he's a a little overweight but I'd argue most of that is pure muscle in his haunches. You want a fat cat you should see his buddy Saturn
Let me tell you something: I have a big set of balls.

Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:39 pm

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:) At least if it's diabetes you can treat it. It's no fun giving shots to your kitties but it's worth the effort.

Good luck to you! As you know, I adore cats so all my best to Mars! (and yes, i STILL have a picture of Skipper)

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Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:43 pm

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Good news it's not diabetes; somewhat bad news is we don't know what still. Hopefully whatever it is just passes
Let me tell you something: I have a big set of balls.

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Postby batmagadanleadoff » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:00 am

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John Cougar Lunchbucket wrote:Mars, our 6-year-old orange tabby who is normally super active, healthy and fanatical about food, this last week is lethargic and wouldn't even get up when I popped the can tonight.


Tough week, huh? First your belt goes, and now this. Hoping for the best, here.

Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:26 am

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Feel better Mars!

Re: Our pets

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:09 pm

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John Cougar Lunchbucket wrote:Good news it's not diabetes; somewhat bad news is we don't know what still. Hopefully whatever it is just passes


I wouldn't be surprised if he swallowed something he found around the house and starts feeling better when he urps it back up. (Or poops it out.)

Re: Our pets

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:27 pm

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That's what we suspect too, but the Vets didn't see anything when they xrayed him.
Let me tell you something: I have a big set of balls.

Re: Our pets

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:48 pm

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Our dogs are spoiled rotten and demand to be in bed. Incessantly and won't take no for an answer.

The problem is that they occasionally go whoomp and fall off. Usually, they land on their butts, and the pratfalls are harmless. But Lily, secretly our favorite, sustained a torn ACL. (Soccer injuries for shih tzus!) While she is lightweight enough to not need surgery, her quality of life is diminished, with her forsaking her bunny rabbit ways. Lousy.

I got this big backyard for you, dog. Go out and play. Please.
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Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:56 pm

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Maybe he's depressed over something. Are any toys missing or something
change at your place? We have a friend and the cat got all lethargic over the
winter last year and after the snow melted on the deck and they found a small
canary toy the cat liked to pounce on and fuss over and he was fine again.

Pets are weird, our dog is nutty about his stuff. He'll go weeks without taking
a particular toy out of his home base and you can straighten it up and move
something and he knows his stuff's been messed with.

I'm not an animal psychiatrist, but I play one on the interweb...

Re: Our pets

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:21 pm

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I didn't mention, but our oldest dog just turned 18! Blind, deaf, and crazy, but full of life.
I'll be your patron saint of heartbreak.

Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:16 pm

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'Our' orange stray cat is back the last couple of days. He's fat, or she's
pregnant. Beautiful/handsome thing, but street wary/shy.

I was gonna put some food out this afternoon, but the garage door op-
ening scared it off.

I'm not a cat person, but this is a cool-lookin' cat... I'll try to get a pic.

Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:13 pm

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Did Mars perk back up?

Re: Our pets

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:29 pm

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He did, thanks for asking. We're at a loss to explain what troubled him, I guess as suggested above he ate something he didn't like and it knocked him out for a week. But he's been eating a little heartier since about Tuesday and seems much better.
Let me tell you something: I have a big set of balls.

Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:43 pm

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d'Kong76 wrote:'Our' orange stray cat is back the last couple of days. He's fat, or she's
pregnant. Beautiful/handsome thing, but street wary/shy.

I was gonna put some food out this afternoon, but the garage door op-
ening scared it off.

I'm not a cat person, but this is a cool-lookin' cat... I'll try to get a pic.


If you visit my Facebook page you'll meet Midnight, my stray baby. She's getting pretty tame but still takes swipes at me which is going to make it hard to work in the garden...

So glad Mars is better!

Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:35 pm

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Just made my first chewy.com order....for litter of course...:D If I don't have to lug it home from the grocery store, that's a plus! And it's waaaay cheaper

Re: Our pets

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:58 pm

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I think Chewy just got bought by Petco or Petsmart, forget which one. WE have occassionally used them and Wag.com, which was like a Amazon "boutique" it acquired but recently shut down. I was frustrated as someone who buys litter in bulk that they often had worse prices for the 40-pound boxes than the 20-pound ones, obviously due to shipping costs but then again that's why I'm using you.

Mars in the meantime is down in the dumps again, we gotta take him in for an ultrasound this week and see what's going on.
Let me tell you something: I have a big set of balls.

Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:06 pm

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Mars! Get better honey! :(

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