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Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Fri May 26, 2017 10:34 am

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I use essential oils in a diffuser (or I DID!) and for cleaning and potpourri so this is a bombshell. Kitty lovers, please read this!

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Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Tue May 30, 2017 10:06 pm

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Worried about Kasper tonight, wants to hang in 'his room' and won't
come upstairs. He's perky enough, but has a warm nose.

Re: Our pets

Postby themetfairy » Tue May 30, 2017 10:18 pm

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Feel better Kasper!
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Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed May 31, 2017 9:24 am

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Thanks, he's still mopey this morning... maybe he's wanting some
warmer weather to finally come!

Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Wed May 31, 2017 9:41 am

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I hope he feels better soon!

Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed May 31, 2017 10:14 am

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Thanks!

Re: Our pets

Postby Edgy MD » Wed May 31, 2017 10:31 am

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I was staying late to work out after work. But a few days a week, my wife and I work alternate shifts, She leaves a few hours before I come home. It was working out fine, and I'd let the dawgz out or take 'em for a walk when I got home.

But when I started coming home later, the three hours of unsupervised time started extending to four or four and a half, and that was just too much, and so they started greeting me with accidents. Liquid accidents and solid accidents.

Well, I got the message, and bagged the late workouts and started coming home promptly, but the accidents didn't exactly stop. I'm like, "Surely you guys can handle yourself for three hours!" They're all, "You've demonstrated your unreliability. We have no idea WHEN you're going to be home!"

And they stand up for each other, too. I DEMAND to know which one did it, and they're all, "I am Spartacus!" and "No he's not! I am!"

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Postby themetfairy » Wed May 31, 2017 10:46 am

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d'Kong76 wrote:Thanks, he's still mopey this morning... maybe he's wanting some
warmer weather to finally come!



He and me both.
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Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Wed May 31, 2017 12:43 pm

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Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed May 31, 2017 12:49 pm

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Hahahaha

Re: Our pets

Postby Edgy MD » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:12 am

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Our neighbors asked us to look after their fish while they were in Zurich. Sure!

They bring over a five-gallon tank, with sad gray gravel at the bottom. A beta fish is half floating/half swimming on its side on top. A sucker fish is sadly adhered a few inches from the bottom on one side.

And that's it. There's no vegetation, fake or otherwise, no props, NO fake stone outcroppings, no filters, no lights, no treasure chest. None of the things that make for an an aquatic environment that delights fish-friendly people everywhere. The fish essentially look like hostages thrown in an unlit concrete basement.

These people are maniacs, right?
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Re: Our pets

Postby dgwphotography » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:04 am

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Do you know if they even change their water? Betas need light filtration - anything stronger would be too much current for them.
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Re: Our pets

Postby Edgy MD » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:30 pm

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I don't know, no, but the water isn't a fetid disaster or anything.
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Re: Our pets

Postby Lefty Specialist » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:26 am

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A moment of silence for Mr. Crabs (2004-2017), who finally went to that luxury shell in the sky after 13 years. Services were private.
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Re: Our pets

Postby MFS62 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:08 am

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Lefty Specialist wrote:A moment of silence for Mr. Crabs (2004-2017), who finally went to that luxury shell in the sky after 13 years. Services were private.

Sad.
But I thought Mitch McConnell was Mr. Crabs. (Trying to cheer you up)

Later
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Re: Our pets

Postby Lefty Specialist » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:19 pm

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Mr. Crabs couldn't bear another 3 1/2 years of the Trump administration.
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Re: Our pets

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:53 pm

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Was Mr. Crabs and actual crab or was he another animal with crabby characteristics?
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Re: Our pets

Postby Lefty Specialist » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:07 pm

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Mr Crabs was a hermit crab we got when my son was eight, who lasted until after he graduated from college. His demeanor was difficult to determine. He liked climbing on things and digging himself into the sand. He firmly believed that Michael Flynn was in an FBI safe house singing his heart out.

Okay, that last part was me. Mr Crabs believed we shouldn't draw any conclusions until the investigation is finished. He just couldn't wait that long.
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Re: Our pets

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:43 pm

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My regards to your family crustacean, and my sympathies to you.
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Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:21 pm

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Mine too. That is a tremendous life span for a hermit crab! A member of your family

Re: Our pets

Postby dgwphotography » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:17 am

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Wow that is a long life span! He was obviously well cared for. My condolences.

There are worse ways to wake up than waking up sandwiched between two pups (one is 75 lbs, and the other is about 50)

Our house is a menagerie: 3 leopard geckos, 2 ball pythons, a bearded dragon, and the aforementioned fur babies
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Re: Our pets

Postby dgwphotography » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:20 am

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Max is on the DL.

I took him to the vet Friday to have a lump under his chin checked. What we thought was an impacted saliva gland turned out to be an abscess. During surgery to drain the abscess, the doctor found a mass. Now we wait for the biopsy results...
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Re: Our pets

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:24 am

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Ah crap.

Let's hope it's nothing. My dog had an abcess in his jaw from a dislocation that healed wrong before we got him. We got a negative biopsy then and I hope the same for you.
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Re: Our pets

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:07 am

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Best of luck to Max.

John Cougar Lunchbucket wrote:
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.


I never updated you all on Mars but he turned out to be fine. As I had mentioned he was definitely not eating and barely moving for a few weeks; in the course of the vet's step-by-step treatments over the course of several week they at one time gave him medicine to spark his appetite as well as antibiotics; that seemed to help briefly but he went back into the dumps as referred to above.

The vet at the Ultrasound called me in and said he IDed several chest areas that in his opinion "didn't look good" but referred the results to a cat oncologist. I went home that day and explained to Wifey and Lunchpail that Mars was likely to die of cancer only to get a call the following day that the specialist looked at the same results and found nothing.

In the meantime we were given three medicines to administer to the cat for the next week: An appetite stimulant; an antibiotic; and something else I forget. Before the week was out he was absolutely fine. At that point we stopped the medicine and he stayed fine.

So to recap, my cat lost ~4 pounds and all his energy and was examined for suspected diabetes, x-rayed, ultrasounded, cancer screened (where he was prematurely assumed to have a fatal disease) etc etc but healed after a couple days of medicines, which ones we'll never know. He got his belly shaved and the hiar is finally growing back. We got slammed for around $2,400.
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Re: Our pets

Postby dgwphotography » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:15 am

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Thanks guys. Ed that gives me hope - I've been hoping for the same thing.

JCL - it's amazing how much vet care costs - we dropped 1200 Friday, and that's not going to be the end. I'm not complaining, because for what Max has given me, he's worth every penny, and then some.
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