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2012-08-18 11:32:44 AM
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2012-08-18 11:32:53 AM
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2012-08-18 11:35:37 AM

Mr_H: This is Mal (also known as Little Dude).

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Mal was found in a snow drift 10 years ago (knocked there by a snow plow). He was eventually adopted by my wife to keep her company during residency. He had a fondness for chewing and licking plastic bags.
His favorite activities were knocking things off the headboard, biting our noises, hiding under blankets, laying on my chest and purring to make me fall asleep, and standing in front of computer screens that you were using.

Mal passed away peacefully in my wifes arms Tuesday night. He liked Caturday picts, so I thought it was appropriate he should be mentioned this week. 

/its the little things I miss the most
//dog misses him a lot too, even he he bossed her around


R.I.P. Mal.
 
2012-08-18 11:35:56 AM

reigning.cats.and.dogs: I love Evinrude!!!


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Clicky image.
 
2012-08-18 11:37:00 AM
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Theo loves to watch TV - this was taken one evening when he was engrossed in Wheel of Fortune, completely ignoring Zara and Fozzie beating the crap outta each other on the floor. Zara puts up with a lot from the puppy, but this picture looks like she just belted him a good one and his head isn't quite screwed back on straight!
 
2012-08-18 11:45:10 AM

Snuffybud: I've got some questions about chipping cats. We've got 3 young indoor cats who are all curious about going out. None of them would have a clue about where we live if they did get out, so we need some way to get them back if they do sneak past us. Right now they've got collars with their names and our phone # embroidered on them, but we're considering chipping them (and the one indoor/outdoor cat too, but he can find his way home now).

So the questions are:
1) How invasive is this? I've heard it's just an injection, is that right?
2) How much does it bother a cat? Will they scratch at the spot?
3) How much does this usually run?

Thanks in advance for the help I know I'll get here!


The advantages of microchipping:

1. If your dog/cat loses his collar, they can still be identified. I always want my animals to be able to get their collar off if it were stuck on something (my pets don't wear collars in the house for this reason), but the microchip will still be there.
2. It can be the only way to prove an animal is yours. If someone were to steal my dog, take some pictures of the dog with their kids, well I would have a difficult time proving he was actually my dog even if I did have registration, vet records, etc.

Some notes:
-I have never heard of it happening, but theoretically the body could push the microchip out. So it might be a good idea to make sure it is still there when you head to the vet.
-There are different brands of microchips and different scanners to pick them up. Some more popular than others. Shelters should be checking for all types of chips, but you never know...
 
2012-08-18 11:45:45 AM
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The boys resting after a long morning of chasing each other and the baby ferrets.
 
2012-08-18 11:48:09 AM
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2012-08-18 11:50:10 AM
I hate cats. My neighbor's cat kills the song birds in my yard. Hate cats with a passion.
 
2012-08-18 11:53:12 AM
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Zara, as captioned by Prophetica Insipia
 
2012-08-18 11:53:42 AM

Mr_H: This is Mal (also known as Little Dude).

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Mal was found in a snow drift 10 years ago (knocked there by a snow plow). He was eventually adopted by my wife to keep her company during residency. He had a fondness for chewing and licking plastic bags.
His favorite activities were knocking things off the headboard, biting our noises, hiding under blankets, laying on my chest and purring to make me fall asleep, and standing in front of computer screens that you were using.

Mal passed away peacefully in my wifes arms Tuesday night. He liked Caturday picts, so I thought it was appropriate he should be mentioned this week. 

/its the little things I miss the most
//dog misses him a lot too, even he he bossed her around


So sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was a neat kitteh!
 
2012-08-18 11:55:10 AM

yellowcat: sherpa18: yellowcat: in2it: Can we get a genetic explanation for this little beauty? a green eye and a blue eye?

dragon wants to know what's wrong with having one blue eye and one green eye..... :o)

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/ check last week's thread and you will find the genetic explanation

Nothing wrong with blue & green eyes! I have a human friend with one of each, would love a kitty with both!

I think I understood why/how Dragon's eyes are that color, not sure how it occurs in a calico. I had a genetics course in college back in the day, but I don't really remember that much of it -- just remember counting fruit fly eye color in the lab!


It is related to the sex chromosome. Males have an XY chromosome. Females have an XX. Since females have two Xs, X1 will be used for some things and X2 will be used for others, and it kind of happens in zones. So if your female cat has the right masking genes (which might cause him to be another color or have a tuxedo pattern or something else) and then has two different X colors they will be calico.

Most calico cats are female *but* there can be male calicos because sometimes we get three chromosomes or not enough or something crazy. You might end up with X, XXX, XYY, or XXY (or some others that aren't viable). If your male cat has XXY he could be calico. My genetics is a little rusty, but that is what I remember.
 
2012-08-18 11:55:21 AM
As for the names that we came up with, Yakisoba is my daughter's favorite lunchtime meal, Kippers is one of my favorite meals I had over in England, Hoisin is my son's favorite marinade that I make steaks with, and also when we have fondue for Thanksgiving. (We're a strange family. We have never had a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. We've had a three course fondue meal for the last five years, and hoisin is great with chicken and steak.) Haggis was my contribution as well, and yes, I have had it before in Edinburgh a couple of times. Always tried to eat one ethnic meal in every country I've gone to during my overseas years, and I can't say I enjoyed it immensely, but I can say that I did eat it. So for now, it's Hoisin 5, Kippers 4, and Haggis 1. Keep the votes coming and we'll see what new cat's name will be this evening.
 
2012-08-18 11:55:45 AM
Threadjack Alert:

Got a (OK, several) question(s) for CPAP users. It looks like I'm going to be joining your ranks.
Did any of you have trouble with 'discomfort' in the nasal passages while wearing it?

Asking because when they tried one of those nose-masks (claustrophobic here) on me I could only handle it for about a half hour before I was all "Please take this thing offa me- it HURTS!"
Felt like one of the worst sinus infections I've ever had, all achey and stinging.

S'poseta go in for a mask fitting next week, see if they've got one I can wear without discomfort. Anybody else need to try a bunch of different masks until you found one you could live/sleep with?
Did the mask really make a difference in comfort?

Also CPAP machine and cats...do they get along OK?
One Four of the things (besides the apnea) preventing me from sleeping well are my owners.

Final question: DO THEY ACTUALLY HELP? I mean, do they do all (or any) of the things that's claimed for them (e.g., improve blood pressure, weight loss, no more tired alla time and needing to nap like a cat, general outlook improving, etc.)?

Thanks, people...you are appreciated very much!

/threadjack
 
2012-08-18 11:55:45 AM
Rest in peace, Mal. And condolences to Mr_H and family on the loss.
 
2012-08-18 11:56:17 AM
yobbery:
The Ice Queen:
akimbotoo:
RadicalEd:
spidermilk:


Thanks! I knew Farkers would come through for me! I never knew there was an optional yearly fee on chipping, I always thought it was strictly a one time thing. Hey, I learned something today!

Here's the 3 candidates for chipping-
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That's Jack, he's the one who likes to hang out at doors

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His brother Cisco

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All three. That's Desi the Flying Cat investigating the pile of junk headed out, Cisco helping, and Jack waiting by the door. As you can see Desi managed to lose his collar already (the second day actually!) so that's another reason why we're considering chipping them.

/as always, more Cat photos in my profile
 
2012-08-18 11:56:29 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: I was going to post a cat as usual to get this in my Recent tab thus making it easier to find this thread later. Then I saw this real life photo of what appears to be a young Gmork.

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Beautiful dog. Huge, beautiful dog - it would fill our whole living room!
 
2012-08-18 11:56:35 AM
Mid_mo_mad_man

I hate cats. My neighbor's cat kills the song birds in my yard. Hate cats with a passion.

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2012-08-18 12:02:41 PM
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2012-08-18 12:02:41 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: I hate cats. My neighbor's cat kills the song birds in my yard. Hate cats with a passion.


There are lots of other tabs you can post in instead of shiatting on the Caturday thread. If you hate cats, this isn't the thread for you.
 
2012-08-18 12:03:07 PM

in2it: I think this chicken has a good idea here...

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An excellent choice in beer, sir!
 
2012-08-18 12:03:42 PM

spidermilk: Most calico cats are female *but* there can be male calicos because sometimes we get three chromosomes or not enough or something crazy. You might end up with X, XXX, XYY, or XXY (or some others that aren't viable). If your male cat has XXY he could be calico. My genetics is a little rusty, but that is what I remember.


To be clear, two different color eyes doesn't work the same way, so if you know a guy with different color eyes that doesn't mean he is XXY. There are a ton of ways it can happen. And it also is not how different skin colors or Vitiligo work in humans. Just don't want anybody assuming people they know with different colored eyes or parts of skin are XXY males or something...
 
2012-08-18 12:04:58 PM

Spinalboy: dopekitty74: Bathia_Mapes: in2it: [i.imgur.com image 499x377] 

Bathia: Can you see this one?

No

I can't see gifs and saw that one as a still. It was the one with the wooden fence bits on the side that made my phone go "wtf?" the center was blank, all i got were the fency bits

Any chance y'all have DSL connections?


I'm on a non3g phone
 
2012-08-18 12:05:06 PM
tomWright, I don't know if you're still hanging around the thread, but have you looked into allergy desensitization injections? It's basically where they inject you on a weekly/semi-weekly basis with very small doses of the stuff you're allergic to, in the hope that your immune system will eventually get used to it. From what I understand it doesn't necessarily always work for everyone, but when it does work, it *really* seems to work. Best part is it's not a drug, so the side effects are limited to things like itching at injection sites right after the shot or stuff like that - i.e. allergy symptoms you're probably already having anyway.

I started getting them something like 8-9 years ago (forget exactly when), and over the next couple years I went from using up a box of tissues every couple days throughout most of the non-frozen months of the year to being essentially allergy-free unless I actually went and stuck my face in a bunch of plants or something. And I was quite allergic, too - when you first start the routine they do a test to see what you're allergic to, which involves putting little dots of liquid with allergens in them on your back and pricking the skin to see which ones you react to. I reacted to *all* of them, even the distilled water control.

I don't know how it would work if the allergy is severe enough to be potentially life-threatening - mine were more the kind that just makes you miserable and occasionally causes you to break out in hives, not the kind that closes airways - but I would hope it'd at least be an option. I'd hate to see someone permanently deprived of feline companionship. And I'd second the suggestion that it ought to be possible to get your immune system used to a specific cat. Cats are actually among the things I'm allergic to, which surprised the heck out of me because we'd *always* had cats and I'd never had any symptoms. It turns out that my body was desensitized to our cats - nowadays with living elsewhere, when I come back home I get sniffly for a day or so, but it clears up quickly as my body gets used to being around cats again.
 
2012-08-18 12:06:19 PM

gremlin1: Mid_mo_mad_man

I hate cats. My neighbor's cat kills the song birds in my yard. Hate cats with a passion.

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lulz

I ♥ you.
 
2012-08-18 12:09:36 PM
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I'm at work today and should be studying for a test for my other job, but there's too much activity in the house and well, frankly, I don't feel like reading up on 'The Fundamentals of Insurance Planning'. That sounds like waaaaay too much excitement for a Saturday afternoon!
 
2012-08-18 12:10:18 PM

syzygy whizz: Threadjack Alert:

Got a (OK, several) question(s) for CPAP users. It looks like I'm going to be joining your ranks.
Did any of you have trouble with 'discomfort' in the nasal passages while wearing it?

Asking because when they tried one of those nose-masks (claustrophobic here) on me I could only handle it for about a half hour before I was all "Please take this thing offa me- it HURTS!"
Felt like one of the worst sinus infections I've ever had, all achey and stinging.

S'poseta go in for a mask fitting next week, see if they've got one I can wear without discomfort. Anybody else need to try a bunch of different masks until you found one you could live/sleep with?
Did the mask really make a difference in comfort?

Also CPAP machine and cats...do they get along OK?
One Four of the things (besides the apnea) preventing me from sleeping well are my owners.

Final question: DO THEY ACTUALLY HELP? I mean, do they do all (or any) of the things that's claimed for them (e.g., improve blood pressure, weight loss, no more tired alla time and needing to nap like a cat, general outlook improving, etc.)?

Thanks, people...you are appreciated very much!

/threadjack


1) Nasal masks don't work for me because I tend to sleep with my mouth open - defeats the purpose just a bit, lol. You may be surprised with the full face mask, so give it a try at the fitting. My mom is hugely claustrophobic and was able to work into the full face mask; she said the positive air pressure helped mitigate the claustrophobia for her.

2) I've been using one for 2 years and still looking for the perfect mask. I had one that worked awesome but the company 'redesigned' it :( One thing to remember, if you have a mask with an inner, harder gel and an outer siliconeish pillow tighter may not actually be a better fit. Oddly, that was something my fitter didn't know. Luckily, my insurance has a deal with the CPAP company so I can actually try masks until I get the right fit; they deem it better to do that than pay for the medical bills later in life.

3) Do they work? Oh gods and sweet kitties YES. The difference a well fitted mask and the CPAP made for me was astounding. Without it, I am scatter-brained, accident prone, and too tired to really want to do anything. With it, even with a slightly leaky mask, I am more awake, less likely to hurt myself on various household furniture, and no longer have to take a 2-3 hour nap in the early afternoon. I also noticed some weight loss without changing my routine at all, though that seems to have plateaued before my goal so I'm modifying some of that routine.

Good luck with the CPAP!
 
2012-08-18 12:11:02 PM

dopekitty74: I am allergic to cats and live with six with no medication to help. If you get them very young, the level of dander is more copeable with and gives your immune system a chance to get used to that particular cat. Also, frequent brushing/bathing and petwipes can help. Or get a devon rex, cornish rex or sphinx cat, those all are hypoallergenic breeds


My mom is slightly allergic to cats, but somehow becomes completely desensitized to it after a while. They get a new cat, she is sneezing and itchy for a month or so and then it goes away. As always, I'm sure lots of cleaning the cat and vacuuming help. Also you could keep the kitty out of your bedroom, always wash your hands/face before going to bed, wash your pillowcase a lot, use a neti pot.

Also, since Clariton, Zyrtec, Allegra, and Benadryl are all anti-histamines they should work for all types of allergies. I have to use antihistamines in the spring/summer every single day and I often take Allegra in the morning and Benadryl at night. The only side effects I experience are slight drymouth and the Benadryl makes me drowsy.

Not saying you should get a cat if you are severely allergic, but if you really want a cat you could at least try it... maybe you could foster a cat to test it out...
 
2012-08-18 12:14:22 PM
Peek-a-boo!

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2012-08-18 12:20:07 PM

spidermilk: dopekitty74: I am allergic to cats and live with six with no medication to help. If you get them very young, the level of dander is more copeable with and gives your immune system a chance to get used to that particular cat. Also, frequent brushing/bathing and petwipes can help. Or get a devon rex, cornish rex or sphinx cat, those all are hypoallergenic breeds

My mom is slightly allergic to cats, but somehow becomes completely desensitized to it after a while. They get a new cat, she is sneezing and itchy for a month or so and then it goes away. As always, I'm sure lots of cleaning the cat and vacuuming help. Also you could keep the kitty out of your bedroom, always wash your hands/face before going to bed, wash your pillowcase a lot, use a neti pot.

Also, since Clariton, Zyrtec, Allegra, and Benadryl are all anti-histamines they should work for all types of allergies. I have to use antihistamines in the spring/summer every single day and I often take Allegra in the morning and Benadryl at night. The only side effects I experience are slight drymouth and the Benadryl makes me drowsy.

Not saying you should get a cat if you are severely allergic, but if you really want a cat you could at least try it... maybe you could foster a cat to test it out...


That was what I was thinking. If you foster a kitten, you can get him or her used to bathing, helping to reduce the dander, and if it really just doesn't work with your allergies, you can regretfully tell them you are unable to continue helping for medical reasons.

My hubby is allergic to cats, had four when we got married. Said he toughed it out with allergy meds for a few weeks, maybe 6, then no problems.
 
2012-08-18 12:30:39 PM

syzygy whizz: Final question: DO THEY ACTUALLY HELP? I mean, do they do all (or any) of the things that's claimed for them (e.g., improve blood pressure, weight loss, no more tired alla time and needing to nap like a cat, general outlook improving, etc.)?

Thanks, people...you are appreciated very much!

/threadjack


I can't help you with your CPAP questions except to tell you that if you have sleep apnea that is preventing your from sleeping you should definitely try something! Also, my boyfriend has this loud nebulizer machine to treat his asthma when he is sick and our cat doesn't even notice the loud (it annoys me :P) noise. That said, our cat is a Bengal who is extremely laid back. I drop dishes on the floor and break them and my dog and cat just lay there staring at me like I'm an idiot.
 
2012-08-18 12:31:19 PM
kitten playroom

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2012-08-18 12:33:26 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: I hate cats. My neighbor's cat kills the song birds in my yard. Hate cats with a passion.


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2012-08-18 12:38:06 PM
for QJ...

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2012-08-18 12:39:56 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: I hate cats. My neighbor's cat kills the song birds in my yard. Hate cats with a passion.


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2012-08-18 12:40:59 PM
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2012-08-18 12:41:13 PM

yobbery: We may have to trim that fluffy Biscuit butt. He continues to cough up the largest hairballs I've seen. His hair is real fine and silky...it's long but so silky I can't imagine it ever matting. Brushing him with a slicker yields little hair, yet he somehow is managing to get large amounts of it down his gullet.

Spoke with the vet about it yesterday and he thinks a trimming might be in order. We've been giving him hairball remedy but I'm worried he's going to get another impacted hairball.

Any suggestions are welcome. I have not found a brush that seems to work on this guy.
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I have a "zoom groom" that works great on both my cats. It does an excellent job getting their undercoats. I also follow the zoom with an old brush of my Dad's (boar bristle with no handle) to grab any fluffies teh zoom has missed. It's easier with 2 people (one to man each brush), but possible with one person and a brush in each hand. Peep (Maine coon) has ceased barfing hairballs with a daily brushing. George still gets hairballs, but that's cause you have to chase and brush at the same time or get bitten.
 
2012-08-18 12:46:44 PM

Haplo127x: Here's my new baby, he's three months now! This is just about the first time he's been still enough for a picture!
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He's gorgeous. What's his name?
 
2012-08-18 12:48:33 PM

colorado_zombie: Here's a photo my husband took of my in-laws cats. Perfect photo for a meme. Too back I suck at it.

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I lol'd.

Love the picture.
 
2012-08-18 12:53:30 PM

NeedlesslyCanadian: In honour of Caturday, here is my kitty:

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He/She is beautiful.

Any more pics?
 
2012-08-18 12:54:16 PM
Some more pictures of Desi and The Henchmen

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Cisco climbing the decorations while Jackcat cheers him on

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Desi, Cisco and Jack checking out Mrs. Snuffybud's snack

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Jack and Cisco having a snack

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"hey dad, whatcha doing with that flashy thing???"
 
2012-08-18 12:55:20 PM
Thanks for the condolences folks :)
 
2012-08-18 12:58:25 PM

OlderGuy: tigerose: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy you do know that this Thursday was Celebrated Black Cat day right? Really! You could call the mitteh "Joe"..as in " Having a good cuppa Joe in the morning"....

the Ice Queen aww! I hope you feel better soon!

Older Guy I am so sorry to hear of you loss. At least the kittens knew the touch of a kind hand during their short lives. You did a fine job with them. You ust take some pics of your grassy maze! Hugs.

I did the maze this morning before I left for work.. rumor has it that the daycare folks brought all the kids out to try it out.. received a text from a neighbor.. I will have to go take a photo.. I will cut the grass fully Sunday.. the 'maze' cut won't show when I am finished, as the grass will have had two days to grow more.... all the weed-whacking will happen tomorrow...
Definitely sad about the kittens.. was the first litter for Stretch, and actually the first for me also.. got rather grossed out, but had to try to help.....all the kittens I have had were already weaned....


I am so sorry about your kitten losses, you did all you could.

As for the "lawn maze" you sir, are all kinds of awesome!
 
2012-08-18 01:00:49 PM

colorado_zombie: Here's a photo my husband took of my in-laws cats. Perfect photo for a meme. Too back I suck at it.

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j.wigflip.com
 
2012-08-18 01:08:04 PM

sherpa18: The Ice Queen:
Still working on a name for this guy, nothing has really "stuck" yet.
So far I have had the following suggestions:
- Yeti
- Biscuit
- Sandman
- Monroe
- Edsel (because he has a VERY loud purr for his size)
?????? on others

He looks like a bumble to me. :o)

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You readin my mind boy? ;)
 
2012-08-18 01:10:21 PM
Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy:

Happy to hear of the progress your wife is making and the multiple additions to your happy family!

I vote Kippers (though Sake was my first thought.)
 
2012-08-18 01:14:00 PM

Timid Goddess: Lsherm: Timid Goddess: Salem Witch: Timid Goddess: Dayle and I have been walking and taking the CART bus to get her to Early Head Start school. Long walks for little legs, but she has been doing GREAT! I got her a cheap Spongebob backpack to carry an extra diaper, sippy cup and a few other things herself. That way, hubby can take the car a few days a week and save on gas money. We had to the first two days of her school because he had workshops and had to have the car.

Great news, I found out that I will be getting my Advair breathing medicine free for a year. They will mail it to the house once every 90 days.

HOORAY!

Thank you.

Are you hurting on the insurance front? I don't know the back story. Congrats on getting the meds regardless :)

No insurance. Hubby has health care through the tribe, daughter has state care since we are low enough income although she has the option of health care through the tribe as well. Hubby is a teacher. He can get insurance through work, but to get me insured would be $600 a month.


Glad about your Meds! I know how I felt when I started to get my psoriasis for free. I sat and cried for almost 2 days. It was going to cost me $750.00 a month. And the samples the Dr. gave me were working miracles. No way I can offord $750.00 a month. My husband has insurance through his Teachers Retirement Pension, but like you said, it would also cost me $600.00 a month to be insured. Anyway I have rambled on. lol Just glad to hear you are getting the meds you need.

Better post a cat pic to make up for the wall of text..

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Oh, and by the way, I vote for Haggis! :)
 
2012-08-18 01:15:49 PM

maynerdkitty: in2it: I think this chicken has a good idea here...

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/The horses are costing me a fortune in beer this month
//one with breakfast, one with dinner per horse
///vets orders, dark lager
////so glad their meds were in the mail yesterday and I stop buying beer for them


Boozy horses? Why for?
 
2012-08-18 01:20:49 PM

Salem Witch: NeedlesslyCanadian: In honour of Caturday, here is my kitty:

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He/She is beautiful.

Any more pics?



Molly isn't the most co-operative when it comes to taking pictures...

Here she is fleeing from the camera:
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And the halfway decent one I was able to get just a moment before:
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She's 3 now, but still acts (and kinda looks) like a kitten :D
 
2012-08-18 01:23:16 PM

Snuffybud: I've got some questions about chipping cats. We've got 3 young indoor cats who are all curious about going out. None of them would have a clue about where we live if they did get out, so we need some way to get them back if they do sneak past us. Right now they've got collars with their names and our phone # embroidered on them, but we're considering chipping them (and the one indoor/outdoor cat too, but he can find his way home now).

So the questions are:
1) How invasive is this? I've heard it's just an injection, is that right?
2) How much does it bother a cat? Will they scratch at the spot?
3) How much does this usually run?

Thanks in advance for the help I know I'll get here!


1. It's just an injection, like when they get shots.
2. It didn't bother either of mine at all. No scratching, rubbing, etc.
3. It depends. Shop around. I got both of mine done in FL at the Pinellas County Animal Rescue for $15 each (we were visiting family when George went walkabout - chipped both cats before we came home.) If I had gotten it done here in CT at my Vet's office it would have been $50 per cat.

I highly recommend it. The panic when George went missing was horrible. Knowing that if he should escape again he has all his info on him is really reassuring.
 
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