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2013-07-28 11:00:53 PM
Just had to relocate two small possums that decided to move into the utility room... think I will need to relocate the pet door for Fred.. or proceed with the RFID controller.. haven't had much time to mess with that.... possums made quite a mess...  reached in and grabbed two tails and pulled them out.. let them go in the alley...
    Time to hit the hay.. tomorrow will be an interesting day...
 
2013-07-28 11:03:16 PM

DoomsDayAardvark: [i445.photobucket.com image 600x450]

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/Old pic from when even making it to 500 on Caturday was a big deal.


We will definitely make KK tomorrow.....
 
2013-07-28 11:11:31 PM
*gasp* I just got here! Got to play catch up once I catch my breath, but I wanted to thank "An Onymous" for my month of TF!  Am I pronouncing that right?

XOXOXO
 
2013-07-28 11:14:16 PM

OlderGuy: Just had to relocate two small possums that decided to move into the utility room... think I will need to relocate the pet door for Fred.. or proceed with the RFID controller.. haven't had much time to mess with that.... possums made quite a mess...  reached in and grabbed two tails and pulled them out.. let them go in the alley...
    Time to hit the hay.. tomorrow will be an interesting day...


EWWWW you touched them? I had a small gray and white kitty in the driveway when I came in this evening, it stayed there until I opened the gate and then he took off. I have seen him before but Fiona chases him away if she sees him.
I have not seen Jack, the midnight dog since last week. I am worried about him now. The lady at the feed store gave me a bag of food for him, he has not come in to eat for four days. I am leaving water out for him with his food. I discovered a little about his past. He used to live with his family in the neighborhood but they moved out and left him and another dog behind. They left the other dog tied to a tree. Someone got the that dog but Jack was left loose and he is afraid of people. They moved MONTHS ago. That is why he is so thin. I put food and water in his old driveway too but I don't know if he is getting it or another dog. The temperatures out here have been dangerous hot for an animal without water. I try to leave shallow pans of it around for the kitties and chickens. And now for Jack as well. Hope he shows up again.
 
2013-07-28 11:15:04 PM

Mrs CDK: Thanks all for welcoming Caesar into his forever home! And a huge thank you to my TF donor. You are too awesome!

I also has a sads today. My friend who has been fighting brain cancer for the past 26 months lost his fight today. When he was diagnosed with inoperable Grade III Anaplastic Astrocytoma in May of 2011, they were hoping to have 18 months with him. He fought his battle hard with weekly chemo and radiation and was able to enjoy his family and celebrate his life for 26 months. He even hung on to see his new grandbaby, born a month ago. He stopped his treatments about 2 1/2 months ago and 2 weeks ago, he started to go downhill very fast. He lost his battle today. He was a super hero who bravely fought his battle as hard as he could.

For everyone fighting cancer, for everyone who has lost a loved one to cancer, but especially for my friend Chad and his family today, I say FU Cancer!! You Suck!


(((( HUGS ))))
It sucks ass, but at least he was able to have some time to celebrate and meet his newest decendant.
 
2013-07-28 11:27:21 PM

DoomsDayAardvark: As many of you are already aware, I have some very sad news to relate this week, but I'll relate the story for everyone.

Tuesday evening, my sweet little Kay began to yowl in pain, and then vomit.  He did this twice before he decided to go to his hidey-spot under the basement steps.  After a little while, he came out, looking like he didn't feel very good.  I was lying on the basement floor with him for a little while, when he yowled and vomited again.  At that point, I decided it was time to take him to the vet, but since it was after 10, his regular vet was closed.  Fortunately, I live quite close to a 24-hour emergency vet clinic.  He was admitted almost instantly.

They did some x-rays, and some other tests, and couldn't find anything definitive.  They gave him some anti-nausea medication, but it did nothing for him, so they decided they should keep him overnight for pain medication and observation.  I got home around 2 in the morning without him.  I snapped this pic as I said good night to him.

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/side note...This woman is a  saint

Wednesday morning, I was awakened by a call from the emergency vet saying that Kay had taken a turn for the worse, and that I should come see him.  He hung on just long enough for me to get there, and have about 10 minutes to say goodbye.  I held his paw as he took his last breath and drifted away.

[i445.photobucket.com image 640x480]

I spent much of the rest of the day sobbing.

For a long time, I've used writing as a coping technique.  I prepared this obituary for Kay to help myself through it.  (Don't everybody click that link at once -- my host probably can't take a farking).  It helped, but it still hurts.

Many of you have already written kind words on Facebook and in emails.  I cannot thank you all enough for the love and support you've shown me in the last few days.  There are so many of you that to try to list you all individually is doomed to failure -- the list of who hasn't expresse ...


Oh honey, I'm heartbroken for you. Please accept my condolences and try to remember him happy because that's what he was with you.
 
2013-07-28 11:33:34 PM
Speaking of my girlfriend, she finally had a good cry over Kay today.  She'd misplaced her sandals, and was ready to blame him for their being out of place...  "Who am I going to bicker with now?"  It's true.  The two of them gave each other a lot of crap.  He steadfastly refused to cuddle with her if she was awake or I was available (though he was perfectly happy to cuddle with her  mom when she visited), he'd bat at her when she tried to knit, and he'd chase her little craft bags all over creation.  In return, I think she only ever actually called him Kay once or twice.  It was always some variation on "Stud Muffin" for her.  It wasn't a complete week unless she told him she wasn't speaking to him anymore.

Which of course means that we, as cat people, know he really liked her.  They also shared a love of the color purple.  And if we're honest, the refusal to cuddle was "flexible."

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/ on her coat

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/ back end on my lap, head on hers

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/ cuddling under the purple blanket she made for him

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/ helping with the knitting.

I think we're healing, but it'll be a while before I'm ready for a new overlord.
 
2013-07-29 12:22:57 AM

Mrs CDK: Thanks all for welcoming Caesar into his forever home! And a huge thank you to my TF donor. You are too awesome!

I also has a sads today. My friend who has been fighting brain cancer for the past 26 months lost his fight today. When he was diagnosed with inoperable Grade III Anaplastic Astrocytoma in May of 2011, they were hoping to have 18 months with him. He fought his battle hard with weekly chemo and radiation and was able to enjoy his family and celebrate his life for 26 months. He even hung on to see his new grandbaby, born a month ago. He stopped his treatments about 2 1/2 months ago and 2 weeks ago, he started to go downhill very fast. He lost his battle today. He was a super hero who bravely fought his battle as hard as he could.

For everyone fighting cancer, for everyone who has lost a loved one to cancer, but especially for my friend Chad and his family today, I say FU Cancer!! You Suck!


That is so sad.  :(  Hugs to you and your friend's family.
 
2013-07-29 12:28:54 AM

micromedic: HI EVERYBUDDY!!!

Have had a Special Day today!

Caturday folk, meet Flower...

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Flower, meet the fine folk of Caturday.
Flower came to us from Target Builder who graciouisly allowed us to have this sweet girl in our house! She is currently catching her breath under a dresser, but is adjusting well. We in the micromedic house are THRILLED to have her and we're also glad to help Target Builder take care of his precious baby. She is a fine and welcome addition!


That calls for a great big YAY!  Congratulations to the Micromedics, Target Builder, and the lovely Flower!

The power of Fark, you has it!
 
2013-07-29 12:32:00 AM

DoomsDayAardvark: Speaking of my girlfriend, she finally had a good cry over Kay today.  She'd misplaced her sandals, and was ready to blame him for their being out of place...  "Who am I going to bicker with now?"  It's true.  The two of them gave each other a lot of crap.  He steadfastly refused to cuddle with her if she was awake or I was available (though he was perfectly happy to cuddle with her  mom when she visited), he'd bat at her when she tried to knit, and he'd chase her little craft bags all over creation.  In return, I think she only ever actually called him Kay once or twice.  It was always some variation on "Stud Muffin" for her.  It wasn't a complete week unless she told him she wasn't speaking to him anymore.

Which of course means that we, as cat people, know he really liked her.  They also shared a love of the color purple.  And if we're honest, the refusal to cuddle was "flexible."

[i445.photobucket.com image 640x480]
/ on her coat

[i445.photobucket.com image 640x480]
/ back end on my lap, head on hers

[i445.photobucket.com image 640x480]
/ cuddling under the purple blanket she made for him

[i445.photobucket.com image 480x640]
/ helping with the knitting.

I think we're healing, but it'll be a while before I'm ready for a new overlord.



Those are wonderful pictures and stories sweetie!  I am so glad you have shared these with us.  Kay will always have a special place in my heart.
 
2013-07-29 12:32:33 AM

Salem Witch: We are getting real close to Mike's surgery. He goes under the knife Tues. He has two hernias,
Then I have two job interviews on Wed morning with the State.
Wish us both luck!
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Good luck to you both!  Hope everything turns out super duper awesome.  Please keep us posted!

If Mr. Witch is still allowed to laugh, may I recommend a little Weird Al for the occasion.
 
2013-07-29 12:38:30 AM
OK must post cat picture to make up for my catpictureless posts.

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2013-07-29 12:39:13 AM
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2013-07-29 12:49:00 AM

MizMezcalita: Unfortunately, BigHairyGuy and Ialso have a sad in our household this week.  Leonardo has been losing weight and just recently was diagnosed with IBS and lymphoma in his small intestines.  We worked with the Vet to get him better with steroids, appetite stimulants and anti nausea meds, and things were looking ok.  But Tuesday, after he got his daily pills (the sweetie was SO good about taking his pills), he started acting extremely weird.  By Tuesday night, I was so worried I called the Vet too see what was going on.  She mentioned side effects of the appetite stimulants, and checking the internet we found his symptoms were spot on for Serotonin Syndrome, so we were all set up to take him in Wednesday morning. When we got there, the Vet took a look at him and said he was very dehydrated, and might need some electrolytes, and he wanted to do some blood work and kept him for the day to see how he did after that course of action.

Well with a VERY high white blood cell count, and abnormal liver numbers, the Vet did x-rays and an ultrasound, and our poor baby's liver was in very bad shape.  About all we could do was to keep him medicated and try to make him comfortable.  We didn't feel right letting him suffer just to keep him with us, so Leo crossed the Rainbow Bridge Wednesday evening.

Leo was a rescue kitty, and became my Master in March of 2004.  BigHairyGuy joined us in 10/2009.
Sweet, sassy, cuddly and silly; he leaves a big hole in our lives and in our hearts.

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So sorry for your loss, hugs and scritches from my gang to you.
 
2013-07-29 12:52:27 AM
Hey Older Guy..... I'll just leave this here.  ;)

spinachgunk.smugmug.com

"But the paint store had it for 90% off!"
 
2013-07-29 01:29:33 AM

spinach gunk: Hey Older Guy..... I'll just leave this here.  ;)

[spinachgunk.smugmug.com image 800x450]

"But the paint store had it for 90% off!"


Uh oh...I think set two of this tennis match has been served...

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/new paint job looks great
//*thwack*
 
2013-07-29 01:49:11 AM
As I close things up for the evening, I'd just like to extend one more thank you to all of the fine people who have offered condolences to me and my family this weekend.  You guys are fantastic.  I never realized how many "fans" Kay had lurking out there, and I'd like to thank those who de-lurked just to offer condolences.  You guy are great, too.  And I can't imagine a better send-off thread for my little buddy.  This thread had it all: sad farewells to Kay and Leo, happy greetings to Flower, and a very high likelihood that we'll hit kilo-kitty territory.  It even had a photoshop tennis match.

In other words...
i445.photobucket.com
/another oldie

I'd also like to extend my own sympathy to everybody else going through rough times.  Whether that's like mine with the loss of their own furry family members, or the loss or illness of a human family member, you all have my deepest sympathies.

/behold the power of Caturday
 
2013-07-29 07:05:42 AM
predle576.smugmug.com
 
2013-07-29 08:28:03 AM
Good Meowning!Happy Moansday. I have been up for a while, catching up on the thread. I can't wait to see what you guys do next!:)

Hugs to a ll who are in need. I lurv you guize!
 
2013-07-29 08:36:41 AM

spinach gunk: Hey Older Guy..... I'll just leave this here.  ;)

[spinachgunk.smugmug.com image 800x450]

"But the paint store had it for 90% off!"


Dammit  !   Now I want to repaint the house ....  that would be better than the Christmas house on southside with 200,000 lights... and less expensive, too..... and the neighbors would be double pissed... tour buses clogging the street....   knew another lob was coming, but  that,s awesome !
 
2013-07-29 08:40:32 AM

John Buck 41: Salem Witch: We are getting real close to Mike's surgery. He goes under the knife Tues. He has two hernias,

Then I have two job interviews on Wed morning with the State.

Wish us both luck!

[imageshack.us image 640x481]

Hope everything turns out great.



I missed this somehow. Good luck to you and Mike!
 
2013-07-29 08:46:13 AM

maynerdkitty: OlderGuy: Just had to relocate two small possums that decided to move into the utility room... think I will need to relocate the pet door for Fred.. or proceed with the RFID controller.. haven't had much time to mess with that.... possums made quite a mess...  reached in and grabbed two tails and pulled them out.. let them go in the alley...
    Time to hit the hay.. tomorrow will be an interesting day...

EWWWW you touched them? I had a small gray and white kitty in the driveway when I came in this evening, it stayed there until I opened the gate and then he took off. I have seen him before but Fiona chases him away if she sees him.
I have not seen Jack, the midnight dog since last week. I am worried about him now. The lady at the feed store gave me a bag of food for him, he has not come in to eat for four days. I am leaving water out for him with his food. I discovered a little about his past. He used to live with his family in the neighborhood but they moved out and left him and another dog behind. They left the other dog tied to a tree. Someone got the that dog but Jack was left loose and he is afraid of people. They moved MONTHS ago. That is why he is so thin. I put food and water in his old driveway too but I don't know if he is getting it or another dog. The temperatures out here have been dangerous hot for an animal without water. I try to leave shallow pans of it around for the kitties and chickens. And now for Jack as well. Hope he shows up again.


Possums are ok.. mostly passive, nowhere as nimble as raccoons.. do more damage because they are clumsy and knock stuff over and/or down.... have a very large one that visits sometimes.. apparently can't see that well as it runs into the fence when fleeing.. bounces off, then returns to climb over the fence... looks to be about 16-18 " long....
 
2013-07-29 09:03:11 AM
Lotsa errands to run today. And its National Lasagna day, so in honor of Garfield, I know what I am making for dinner! :)

We haven't heard from ThePuceGuardian. I hope things went well for him this week. Hugs to you, if you are reading today. Let us know howthings are going ok?

BBL!
 
2013-07-29 09:10:46 AM

tigerose: Smile Through the Heavens Tears

Comfort comes creeping,
Silently.

No words needed
Tails following.

Whiskers brushing
Sweeping aside pain.

Enters your Soul.
Creating pathways
Where none existed.

Making holes,
Yet creating Whole

Softly seeking you
In the darkness.

Dragging you steadily
Toward light.
One paw at a time.

Never ceasing,
Ever loving.

Gift to us.
Devotion.

One most dear.
Companion.

Living ever on,
In my heart.

Nestled snuggly
Within my memory.
Cherished.

We shall meet again.
And the Heavens
Resound with joy.

We hear the Thunder.
Another soul is greeted.

Smile through
The Heaven's Tears.
Home at last.

(C)tigerose 7/28/13


Thank you - so beautiful - this will be saved with all our other Leo memories...
 
2013-07-29 09:48:23 AM
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Morning all! Thanks again to all of you for the kind thoughts for my friend's cat Zoe! Very appreciated!! My friend and I are taking my Step-dad to lunch today. He is really excited!
 
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2013-07-29 10:53:47 AM

Type right under Seta in OH State cheerleader outfit at ft of pg 18.  Looks way better  than doll for $81+ methinx.
tigerose typed at 8:24PM yesterday,
Lol! We used to live outside in the summer! Still not sure how my Mom got our clothes clean and stain free!
Our moms used TideTM & a pint of CloroxTM per wash, eh?

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credit sherpa 6-24-13


Nother version of How many to screw in lightbulb?  1 to do, many to cheer inserter on.


Also Occurs to me that it's irresponsible for me to send local ham hard-copy newsltrs not  in envelopes! Envelopes allow 'em to be stapled, Big Realisation!  Can do that for rest this time, all next time.  One for library needs stapled, also one for distant radio gear store.  The one blind mbr who gets hard copy should have his in env; too late this month, stamps won't come off, but next month & furr-ever for all who get single hard copy.
 
2013-07-29 11:02:48 AM
grmmmie.smugmug.com
 
2013-07-29 11:15:32 AM
FangQ DDA for Epic Thread! with Kay.  Rt-clickie-ing.
& for ruetheday69, am told O'Bryonville Animal Hosp, which may be same as O'Bryonville Animal Clinic in phone bk, does TNR.  They're an Alley Cat Allies ally, was told by our absence carer-for.  Phone # she gave me is 513=871-7297 which is not the # listed in phone bk, but close.  Phone bk says they're on Linwood Av in Mt Lookout.  Hope that's of some AidAssist&Abettance; just after I rang up our vet clinic where she works, I realised I coulda/shoulda GoodSearched for that.  Gurgle should work too.
Pic wouldn't, sorry.   Was buncha relative mewbies hiding behind tuxie momma, not liking camera
 
2013-07-29 11:26:44 AM
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2013-07-29 12:18:43 PM
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2013-07-29 02:31:24 PM

gremlin1: [grmmmie.smugmug.com image 600x338]


snicker! Thanks, I needed that! I just spent most of my day in search of another coffee pot. Then i went online and found several "fixits" that I think I will try. It's a Bunn coffee maker, with a vacation switch, so it goes to sleep while you are away...very nice! And it is very expensive to replace!

Now if i can find a used college dorm room size fridge I'd be all set!
 
2013-07-29 02:31:28 PM
I'm here, more or less. The news is in, and not promising. The dramavolcano's caldera is rumbling.

For now, here's my Dad's psycho cat:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-29 02:40:27 PM
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2013-07-29 03:06:45 PM

ThePuceGuardian: I'm here, more or less. The news is in, and not promising. The dramavolcano's caldera is rumbling.

For now, here's my Dad's psycho cat:

[i.imgur.com image 350x233]


I am sorry to hear that the news isn't very good. However I am glad that you popped in. As for dramavolcanos...how about a very large cork? *snicker* I'll let you figure out where to install it...:)

((hug))
 
2013-07-29 03:29:45 PM
gremlin1
neurofunkin
dragon34
The Ice Queen
RadicalEd


Thank you all for the advice. For now, I picked up a small bag of "The Goodlife Recipe" and Mandu scarfed down a handful right away (didn't even let me get the bowl on the floor This is how he acted: Hungry Bengal Kitten (Impatient Kitty) ) I will see what works best going forward and will probably try something like mixing wet with the kibble, but for now he is eating and I confirmed to myself that he was rejecting the food, not that he wasn't hungry.
This happened once before with the Late Great Earl the Grey. I had been feeding Science Diet since he was a kitten. All of a sudden, after 8 years, he would not eat it. I found out later that it was about the same time that Hill's changed the formula.
 
2013-07-29 03:43:51 PM

Sorry I missed ThePuceGuardian's daylight (oh horrors?) manifestation.  Wish him & his kin well, & second tigerose's motion of gre' big cork for drama volcano.  Will need to Share That someplace or other.
Lessee if imgur will accept a photo upload from me to prep at this later point in the day --


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No.  This there. we call this look The Flashback from imgur & reddit 4 hrs ago, & already furrgot by who
Also read en route here that only LATimes & USAToady  (sic & sick) will be readable on internets hence.
 
2013-07-29 04:23:17 PM
Gotta say Hasta Lasagna, gotta lv for chori & buy stamps. Still hate when cap lok stix.  l8r
 
2013-07-29 04:34:21 PM
Tonight's dinner will be spinach lasagna, garlic bread, salad. Vanilla icecream with rhubarb/strawberry preserves. So, hop on your broomsticks and come on over. Overcast and cool tonight. Eli says he'll rub shins and accept exactly 2 pets. :)

Eli's meow is getting a bit better. I'm still going to watch him to make sure there isn't an upper respiratory thing going on.
 
2013-07-29 04:56:29 PM

ThePuceGuardian: I'm here, more or less. The news is in, and not promising. The dramavolcano's caldera is rumbling.

For now, here's my Dad's psycho cat:

[i.imgur.com image 350x233]


what is psycho-cat's name??  Sorry things aren't looking so good right now.  ((HUGS))
 
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