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Old 09-19-2015, 12:00 PM   #1241
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FF - I am so sorry. We went through that with our little Joie.

Steve - How horrible for you to see. That poor animal and the people who loved it.

PF - Congrats! Black cats are the best! Monkey I am sure is happy you are giving one a good home!

Speaking of Monkey, she is very upset...it is pouring rain so she can't go investigate the neighbourhood because it would mean getting wet. Poor baby!

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Old 09-19-2015, 02:34 PM   #1242
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FF....I'm sorry to hear about your sweet little Sophie. That's hard to deal with.

RB, glad Harley got a good bill of health! Yes, vets are spendy, but whatcha gonna do....last year my Blackee was bitten by another cat and it got infected. The vet bill was almost $600, but he had to stay overnight after surgery, a drain put in, meds, etc.

Princess...what darling little kitties!

Steve, I'd be traumatized for quite a while after seeing that...

My Blackee kitty has been with me for 15 years, he was a tiny little 6 wk old rescue when he adopted me. He's doing really well for his age, I'm hoping he has a good several more years left in him.

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Old 09-19-2015, 04:17 PM   #1243
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Thank you, everyone. She's doing ok. Went to the vet and they wanted to run all kinds of tests. I said, "And, what would that do?" Answer, "Well, it would let us know if she's more anemic this week than last week. Then, we could do a blood transfusion if need be. Or, if it's her spleen, we could do surgery and....." I stopped her. I said, "She's 12, how much time would that give her? Life expectancy is 12-15 years. And, what would the quality of her life be?" Answer, "Oh, so you wouldn't do surgery? And quite honestly, we don't know how long that would give her." Ridiculous! I'm not putting her through all that for what a couple of months? A year? They can't fix her liver, they can't fix her arthritis so those things would still be hurting her regardless. I finally convinced her to give Sophie something for the arthritis pain, which she did....hoping it relieves it the inflammation enough so she can walk comfortably.
Keeping my fingers crossed!
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:47 AM   #1244
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:16 AM   #1245
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:48 AM   #1246
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Today we took our new shelter dog for his first visit at the groomers. 5 minutes after we left she called us and told us to come get our dog. Instead of a Terrier, he has turned out to be a Terror! She said he totally flipped out and she couldn't handle him. She has been our groomer for 34 years with 5 other dogs. She recommended another groomer who is known to be good with problem dogs. We stopped in there and made an appointment for tomorrow at noon. They practically guaranteed that they would be able to groom him. I'm not holding my breath, but I will give them a chance. They seem to be our only hope.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:11 AM   #1247
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Gee Carol, could it be separation anxiety? Or he could have had a bad experience with a previous groomer. I hope the new one is what you need.

My apartment is in an alcove. There are five apartments here in our own little corner. Every time one of the tenants comes up the ramp to go into their apartment, Teddy races to the door and barks like crazy. Last night after playing Bingo, two of the tenants were coming up the ramp to go into their apartments. Teddy started to bark like crazy as he always does. I heard one of the ladies saying, "Good Night Teddy." Teddy thinks he is Napoleon and is just trying to protect me and Spike.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:16 AM   #1248
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Bummer, Carol. Some groomers use muzzles and harnesses for their more, um, difficult clients. Good luck!

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Old 09-30-2015, 11:22 AM   #1249
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Terriers *are* terrors - hence the name

My neighbor's dogs used to bark at us when we went out into the backyard. A few squirts with the water hose and he started training them not to do that. They're not protecting you. Their instinct is to hunt, so they're reacting to the fact that there's noise over there.
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