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Re: Our pets

Postby Fman99 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:31 am

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We've had our cat for 15 years, and he is a beloved family pet, but if I'm looking at a $1000+ repair bill, it's going to be a tearful day at the Fman household, soon to be followed by joyful new kitten arrival day.

Call me callous, if you will. I will always be the hatchet man at my house.
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Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:44 am

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Best to Max (love his fb pics) and glad Mars worked out.
In my next life I'm going to Vet School.
Hope a new kitty gets the Fkids through quickly.

Re: Our pets

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:17 am

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We had a tick removal yesterday. Last time I did that was 15 years ago, with a shorthaired breed and the tick was on top of his head. This was Rocket, a longer-haired dog, and we had to pull the tick out of her beard. How do you know if you've got the head out?
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Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:01 pm

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You don't really know if you got it all. Kasper is a tick magnet (even using a monthly
dose of Frontline) and we're constantly pulling and prodding. He's had Lyme disease twice.
We have a little spoon with a cut-out that is pretty effective. I'll take a pic later when I can.

Re: Our pets

Postby dgwphotography » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:55 pm

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Fman99 wrote:We've had our cat for 15 years, and he is a beloved family pet, but if I'm looking at a $1000+ repair bill, it's going to be a tearful day at the Fman household, soon to be followed by joyful new kitten arrival day.

Call me callous, if you will. I will always be the hatchet man at my house.


Here's the thing, and understand that this is coming from someone who only had cats and never a dog for the first 51 years of his life: It's just different when it comes to a dog. I didn't get it until Mrs. DGW sent me a text that said 'Please have an open mind, but you need to meet this dog..."

I'm not going to repeat ad nauseam about how he rescued me as opposed to the other way around, but I'd go into hock to save him.

I check Max and Ronni after every walk - this is supposed to be a really bad year for ticks. I'd love to see that spoon like gadget.
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Re: Our pets

Postby Frayed Knot » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:30 pm

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Finding ticks on a collie, now THAT'S a challenge.
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Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:55 pm

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Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:18 am

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Just spend almost $1000 spaying and vetting a kitty that lives in our yard. I hear ya.

Re: Our pets

Postby dgwphotography » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:06 pm

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Max' biopsy came back negative. It's just a strong infection, so another round of antibiotics should do the trick.

*huge sigh of relief*
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Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:25 pm

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Good to hear!

Re: Our pets

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:46 pm

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Way to go, Max.

Meanwhile ... history!

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Re: Our pets

Postby Frayed Knot » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:41 pm

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And Teddy housed most of those critters IN the White House.
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Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:30 pm

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Just got a stool follow up, Kasper has whipworms. Poor baby.

Re: Our pets

Postby dgwphotography » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:59 pm

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Poor Kasper - I hope the meds clear it up quickly
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Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:00 pm

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Me too...that sounds miserable!

Re: Our pets

Postby Lefty Specialist » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:02 pm

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Re: Our pets

Postby Ceetar » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:38 pm

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That's a cool chart. 'Presidential Pets' seems like a solid LearnedLeague OneDay quiz topic, i may propose.
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Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:00 pm

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dgwphotography wrote:Poor Kasper - I hope the meds clear it up quickly

cooby wrote:Me too...that sounds miserable!

Thanks, got some powder to put in his appetizer tonight and then wait
three weeks for a follow-up. Have to cancel a trip to Mass this weekend, I don't
have the heart to sent him to his doggy motel if his belly is all bubbly.

Re: Our pets

Postby G-Fafif » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:48 pm

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Hosmer Beverage Cat Prince -- Hozzie the Cat -- called it a day today after fifteen loving years. A lot that was wrong with him came to a head. Plenty was all right about him. A helluva run for a helluva cat. Was named for the soda company in Connecticut long before a certain first baseman appeared in Kansas City. That our Hosmer would go on the day the first baseman who didn't throw out their Hosmer went (in a manner of speaking) is...well, it's something.

Could be a self-absorbed pain in the ass. Was an all-time great regardless.

He is survived by his non-fraternal brother Avery, also named for a soda company in Connecticut and not the Atlanta pitcher of yore.
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Re: Our pets

Postby d'Kong76 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:12 pm

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RIP, Hozz

Re: Our pets

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:29 pm

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Sorry to hear, Hozzy
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Re: Our pets

Postby cooby » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:33 pm

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Re: Our pets

Postby Edgy MD » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:20 pm

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May our kitties live joyful afterlives at the Great Connecticut Beverage Company in the Sky.

All blessings and condolences to the Princes, a household that has to be a jackpot for any creature to land in.
I'll be your patron saint of heartbreak.

Re: Our pets

Postby Rockin' Doc » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:42 pm

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Sorry to hear of Hosmer's passing. Fifteen years in a loving home is a good run though. Rest in peace, Hosmer.
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Re: Our pets

Postby dgwphotography » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:03 am

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Oh Greg, my condolences for your loss. :-(
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