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Old 02-03-2016, 10:35 PM
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Morning Mariah, so sorry to hear about your cat. It's heart breaking when they have to leave us. I hope he has a peaceful night.
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:10 PM
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Best wishes for you and your cat Mariah - and good news on your friend Top - a long road beats a short ending, I reckon

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Old 02-04-2016, 11:18 AM
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Taking cat to my vet at 2:00 today, will probably just have him put to sleep as I cannot afford all the test to find out what is wrong with him. Same vet is treating Sons dog & I want to ask if I was young & employeed If I would get the same great rate he is getting but don't want to mess that good deal up for him but really feeling angry that they seem to pick & choose what animals live or die based on weather they tak a liking to the owners or not. Just a vent here
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:57 PM
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Good afternoon everyone.

It's a shame what you are going to have to go through obo. As the others have said drinking will make the hurdles harder if not impossible.
We are here rooting for you.
Remember ... The AV is a lier!

Sorry about your cat Mariah.
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I'm sorry Mariah

I found usually if you're a regular customer vets are more liable to do deals - depending on the problem of course.

is this a new vet for you?

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Old 02-04-2016, 04:35 PM
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Vent away Mariah,.... losing a good pet has always been one of the toughest things for me. I had to swear off any more pets,....even though a lady dropped off my last two shelter dogs only a month after I lost mine. Was lucky to be able to place one of them after 12 years,...but lost the other to cancer.

Really miss the company, .....

Ever since my old tenants dog Oscar moved,...there's at least 5 cats around every day now. It's a safe expansive area for them , away from all the traffic next door at the condos. A few of them are finally letting me walk pretty close to them without scampering away.
Whenever I hear the pre fight routine gettin' cranked up, I go out there so they'll know it's a peaceful place . Cats never really .want to mix it up anyway,...sometimes their territorial instinct kicks in and they get carried away.

My buddy Danny is killing himself. This is the third time one of his binges has landed him in the hospital. I wonder if he even tells his Dr. about his alcohol abuse. The surgeons will sew his intestines back together after some time I guess. The whole thing is pretty gruesome ,.... he's young too, ....I think Mariah's age maybe.



I can hear myself at 82,.... " he was so,...oooooo young , only 74 !?! "
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I'm sorry about your mate Tops.

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Old 02-04-2016, 05:30 PM
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What a terrible way for your friend TS...does he have any desire to make a change after this last go-round? What a miserable existence. I have a friend who is drinking himself to death too & says he is t ready to quit...baffling for sure!

My kitty is gone......I know I did the only thing I could do for him & he will be laid to rest in the back yard with his brother dog & sister cat, hampster & cockateil this evening when other Son gets home. The assistant at the vets was sweet & knew I felt terrible I couldn't afford to get tests & what not done & told me his skin color inside the ear area indicated his organs were starting to fail & even if they could determine what was wrong it would be hard to reverse his condition. He was the last of the 3 of my sons child hood pets...the end of an era. I told him I was taking him home & he would always be with us.
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Old 02-04-2016, 06:26 PM
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Sorry about your friends top and Mariah. It's a shame that some people will risk their lives trying to drown something out of their lives, i knowthat I did. I hope they see the light sooner rather than later.

I know that it's hard to lose a family member like that Mariah ... that's what pets are, a member of the family ... I had to put one of my dogs down before so he didn't suffer.

Now, on a brighter note ... I can't help but think about top as the crazy cat guy.
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Keeping the peace in his cat turf
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((((((Mariah))))))
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Up,....not ready to step over that .line ( yet )
I haven't fed any of these fellas roaming around. I'd feel bad going out of town with them wonderin' where dinner is. There's usually at least a dozen active squirrel nests in these live oaks. One year I counted 22 in just one tree !

The wildlife sanctuary across the road has well over 200 species of birds migrating throughout the year. Birders are out there with their high powered lenses from time to time . Until I saw a documentary on a special group of birders whose mission is to capture every specie in a one year time limit. It's like their version of hiking the Appalachian trail ,or something.
* Completionist. *

I'm always wondering about the long and winding road that leads to such a bourgeee passion. Traveling thousands of miles some years to capture images of every last type of bird on the continent. What a hoytee toytee mission.

Probably fun,..... maybe not as exciting as chasing tornadoes,...but equally as useful.



Better get some sleep, ....think I'm gettin' dinghy
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:11 PM
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Hoitty Toytee Mission it would be cool you have that sanctuary close to you Freein. We have an an animal refuge here that cares & homes injured animals....Cougars, bears, Eagles, owls, otters & such. Has been a while since I have been there & Would be fun to go with Grandsons this spring when there will be babies

Good day here today....did some job search, some window shopping & trip to used book store....bought a book about Howard Hughes which should be interesting. Went to health food store & bought a supplement recommended for anxiety...I will check with pharmacist tomorrow when I pick up prescribed anxiety med to make sure it will not interfere with that.

had a craving for breaded fish & mushrooms tonight, which I used to make with a beer batter. The thought crossed my mind that I have not been taking the anabuse & would probably be OK to have a beer while I made the batter but the thought repulsed me....not just the drink, but the experience I knew would follow. Wonderful!!!!! I made a batter that did not require beer

Happy weekend all!! What are you late nighters up to??
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:11 PM
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Morning all,
It's a wet Saturday, probably a good day to skip the gardening.

Mariah, I hope the trip to the shop was fruitful. There must be a way to kick this anxiety in to touch.

I have a quote above my desk at the moment "worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose" (Eckhart Tolle). It's helped me a lot to remember that every now and then.
I've noticed that I don't worry about things nearly as much as I used too, but I still need a reminder at times.

Tops, I love hearing about your wildlife, we have our own furry and feathery friends here which we look out for too. At the moment they're all a bit confused due to the mild winter we're having they think it's spring. I saw a crow foraging for nesting sticks the other day.

It's raining heavily today, a good day to skip the gardening. So I'll be clearing up indoors, and maybe get on the computer to set up a budget spreadsheet.

A restful day whatever.
Have a good start to the weekend everyone.
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Old 02-06-2016, 12:58 AM
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Good morning ... or is it still night ... everyone. I usually say that it's not the next day until after I sleep but I fell asleep around 11 and slept for a few hours so now I'm cornfused. Hopefully I can get back to sleep for a few hours.

I know that I must still be tired because when free mentioned "skipping the gardening" I thought of her in her garden with the jump rope.

Been kinda harsh on myself lately, thinking about my dog I had put down before. If I had done things differently it wouldn't have had to be done.

Have a great day / night everyone.
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Old 02-06-2016, 06:14 AM
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Like you, UP, I had some terrible regrets after my cat died (8 years ago!) I still think that I could have noticed the signs earlier. The vet misdiagnosed and prolonged his suffering. In retrospect I would have asked the vet to put him to sleep much sooner. It still upsets me to think about it, even after all these years, and until recently I couldn't face the thought of having another pet.

Over the last few months though I have thought that we could give a rescue animal a nice home, so perhaps we might take the plunge again.

It's still raining here. I ought to be cleaning the house but I can't seem to get on it yet. I've been tinkering with the piano, trying to learn a new piece, but it's not been very successful.

Time to get the Hoover out.
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:20 AM
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Sounds like you are making the best of your rainy day there Freein hope you are having a relaxing evening. Not raining here today but looks like a gloomy day. I have a Bday party to go to here in a couple of hrs for an ex co worker... I will probably see a few people I worked with for years but haven't seen in years.

I am sorry Up if I brought that up for you. I have same regrets about my other cat but know it is not good for me to dredge that up.....another thing I just need to forgive myself for & let go. I woke up early & wished I could go back to sleep, decided to try some deep breathes, did 3 deep, deep breathes, with the words I inhale confidence & peace & exhaled worry, shame & guilt.... I could not believe I woke up an hour & a half later & only because I got a text because I was in a deep, deep sleep!!!!
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:46 AM
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Don't blame yourself Mariah, those thoughts come up from time to time. I know that it isn't good for me to focus on but I have also learned that even little things can cause serious problems.

I'm ashamed to say this but maybe getting it out will help with the healing.
Stoney was a Lab/Chesapeake Bay retriever mix. He was a VERY intelligent dog who liked to play dumb. When you were around he would do dumb things and act like he didn't know what you were telling him at times but when he thought you weren't looking he would show his true intelligence. I don't know how many times my ex and I yelled at the kids for leaving the gate open and letting him out. Come to find out he knew how to open the gate himself, caught him when he didn't know I was watching.
Anyway he became an outside dog and my ex and I just stopped keeping him current on heart worm medicine. After a long time he got an aggressive skin infection so when we took him to the vet they discovered that he also had a severe case of heart worms. The vet said that they could try and treat him but it would probably kill him in his weakened state so we decided to put him down. That was one of the hardest things that I have ever had to do.

I will have to try the deep breathing if I wake up at night, couldn't hurt.

Have a great day.
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Up,.. my dog Shilo was a Chesie too. Sweetest dog in the world.
I first saw her when I was installing some leaded glass in a mansion and she looked like a baby grizzly bear. The lady who owned her called about 2 years later and asked me if I'd be interested in taking her,... ( she had a big sheepdog " Higgins" who was older and needed to find a good home for Shilo since her kids were going off to college and she had gone through a bad divorce. It was perfect timing , since I was sober a couple years and already running on the beach about 25 miles a week. Shilo was in heaven running on the beach that much as she had only been walked on a leash around her old nieghorhood for the first two years of her life. She slept like a log , every night.

I became scared to take her in the river because she would whine and cry whenever she saw a crab pot float, and she seemed like she was about to go after it. The skiff was so tiny , I really didn't think I could get her back in without flipping the dang thing !
About the 3rd time she was out with me a dolphin came close and I thought , for sure she would bark,.....here's the craziest thing ever.
While she was leaning so far off the edge , the dolphin came right out the water really slow and they touched noses !

It's funny how I thought she would be a great boat dog, and turned out I couldn't take her. I'd always smack tennis balls out in the ocean for her before we ran,....but again , she had to stay home whenever I planed on swimming in the surf. She'd do her best to herd me back to shallow water every time ,...and Shilo, being such a big powerful swimmer I couldn't risk her hitting me with her claws. I could outswim her for about 3 minutes but she'd catch up in no time !?

Great dog,...and peaceful as could be. The smallest dogs on the beach could go crazy barking and carrying on just inches away from her and she'd just ignore them. The owners would be flipping out because Shilo was such a big muscular dog with a bucket head.

I still chuckle when I think about some of those times.



Sounds like good sleeping weather all around,....except in the Down Under maybe !?

I'll have to try your deep breathing method Mariah,....

Freein,...are y'all leaning toward a dog or a cat ?
...ta answer your question,...the banana bread turned out ok,....and I hope to find the people who'd been running constant ads on craigs list selling 5 gal containers. They advertised restaurant grade 5 gal buckets for a dollar.

Still working on few ideas on how to protect the garden from the local deer population. That'll take a bit of doing.

Just warmed up the last of some chicken soup,... it's a good day for it.

Better pop something in the oven for dinner tonight at work, since I feel a nap coming on between now and then !
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