Jump to content
Forums forums
PRIMETIMER
Cranberry

Pet(s): Photos & Discussion

Recommended Posts

59 minutes ago, Callietwo said:

I'm so sorry, I know this is a stressful situation for you.  I had a 20 year old kitty that had CKD and it definitely can be challenging particularly when you're not working with a responsive vet.  

I will say that doing daily subQ with mine helped her live almost a full year after diagnosis which at her age was so surprising!  I won't lie, it took a few times for me to learn how to do it properly without both me & my sweet Jubie (short for Jubilee) crying.  I learned that for her, a smaller diameter needle, though it took longer, was easier for me to do without hurting her. 

And though the vet showed me how to do the subQ, it was not shown to me on my cat but theirs and their cat was already used to having it done.  If your vet shows you, have them show you on your own cat (if you can get the an appt with your vet, of course).  I then spent hours & hours watching how to do it on Youtube.  

Jubie seemed to understand she'd feel better after she had it done and cooperated completed.  Once we got the hang of it all, I would just pick her up, plop her on the towel on the counter and she'd just sit there and wouldn't even try to jump down until I said it was okay.   

Good luck! 

Thanks to you and Bastet for the advice. She's drinking a lot on her own so I'm wondering when I'll know that she'll need subQ, too.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

3 minutes ago, Scout Finch said:

Thanks to you and Bastet for the advice. She's drinking a lot on her own so I'm wondering when I'll know that she'll need subQ, too.

I wish I could remember how we knew- I think it was with tests from the Vet that said it was something we could try to help her feel better but that was about 8 years ago now and I just don't remember.  Sorry.  

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

Cosmo's morning walk, and the ducks that made it interesting. It was odd to see ducks so far from the lake- a few weeks ago there was a GIANT PUDDLE in the park that looked like a small pond from the melting snow, but haven't seen ducks since then. 

9798CBA0-E8E6-4214-883B-6F52311CF44B.jpeg

52DFECD1-A3E3-460E-9076-D53C26C56725.jpeg

EF9DC0CE-CBFD-4B7A-9AC8-6276782A37EB.jpeg

C5EB7BA0-0ED5-497D-9EE8-8680EABDA69C.jpeg

  • Like 12

Share this post


Link to post

I love playing with Snapchat filters and my kitties... anyone else?  
 

Bella is on the left & Max on the right 😻😻

 

43335E2C-AA0C-401C-AA71-222D6926F401.jpeg

Edited by Callietwo
  • Like 9
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post

In the area of where I work there are several flocks of geese moving around in about a three-mile radius. The primary thoroughfare is a four-lane highway and I don't know how many times they cross it but I see it about once a year when I'm going to or from work. All four lanes of traffic stop as a flock takes its sweet time crossing and I can almost swear that the leader is full of attitude and looks defiant. "You shall not pass!" Even if I'm running late to work or would really like to get home, it always makes me smile to see everyone stopping, no horns are beeped at them, no one barrels past when the last goose has barely cleared a lane. All that matters is the geese being allowed to safely cross and it's just such a fundamental moment of humanity that it always elevates my mood!

Yesterday, I was trying to find something over on my side of town and encountered a lone goose in a parking lot. It doesn't seem weird at all to me to talk to it, like: "Did your friends leave you? Hope you find them!" I'm also the person who doesn't tend to wave back at kids in a car, however, if there's a dog I always wave at it! It's not going to matter to the dog but I can't help it!

 

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, Scout Finch said:

She's drinking a lot on her own so I'm wondering when I'll know that she'll need subQ, too.

If she's drinking a lot and peeing a lot, she is probably at or close to the point where she can't keep up on her own, and supplemental hydration would be helpful.  But more hydration than is needed can cause heart and/or lung problems - there can be too much of a good thing - so you don't want to start too soon or give too much at a time/give it too frequently.

The existence and severity of dehydration is detected not by any one test or physical factor, but by putting all the signs together.  Your vet should be able to tell you whether the test results (kidney values, electrolyte levels, total protein, and red blood cell count & percentage) indicate dehydration, but I know you've experienced difficulty getting good information from your vet.  Do you at least have a report of the test results?

Things to look for physically are:

- The skin test.  Pull up the skin in between her shoulder blades and let go of it.  Does it plop right back down, or does it stay up, like she has a furry pup tent up there?  If the latter, that a typical indicator of dehydration.  If it comes back down slowly, she can probably use a little extra hydration if other things also point to that.

- The gum test.  Pull her lip up to expose her gums and check its color and texture (obviously, you cannot perform this test if it will cause your cat to bite you, but usually they just wiggle a little).  If pink and moist, all good.  If on the pale side and a little sticky, that's probably a sign she needs extra hydration.  If pale and dry, that's typical of dehydration.

I know you said it's difficult getting the new vet on the phone; do they accept emails? 

Edited by Bastet
  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post

54 minutes ago, Scarlett45 said:

Cosmo's morning walk, and the ducks that made it interesting. It was odd to see ducks so far from the lake- a few weeks ago there was a GIANT PUDDLE in the park that looked like a small pond from the melting snow, but haven't seen ducks since then. 

52DFECD1-A3E3-460E-9076-D53C26C56725.jpeg

 

 

Time for the nesting pairs to locate their places.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
11 minutes ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

Time for the nesting pairs to locate their places.

I didnt know that! Thank you.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, Scout Finch said:

 so I'm wondering when I'll know that she'll need subQ, too.

@Bastet already answered about signs of hydration or lack of better than I can, but, I did want to say if you don't feel comfortable administering the subQ fluids or try it and have difficulty, please don't fret or stress about it.  When it was determined it was time to start them for my Shana the vet said they could teach me but they wanted to do the first one.  It took 3 of them.  So since she was not agreeable to this no one thought I should try it at home alone.  I'm not sure how our vet's prices compare to else where, but, it was 7.00 for them to do it.  Of course that isn't counting the actual bag of fluid which I kept and we took back and forth with us, that was about 30.00 and lasted about 10 treatments.  Eventually she got used to it and one of the techs could do it alone, but, by that time she was used to them doing it, so, we just stayed with doing it that way. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

My Blue heeler Stella is going to have both of her eyes removed because of Glaucoma, and ocular edema and luxation of the lens. 😟

  • Sad 17

Share this post


Link to post
Just now, Nicmar said:

My Blue heeler Stella is going to have both of her eyes removed because of Glaucoma, and ocular edema and luxation of the lens. 😟

I am so sorry @Nicmar.  I cannot imagine how stressful that is.  I hope there are resources, your vet or otherwise that can help you both with adjusting.  I wish you both the best of luck with the surgery and recovery.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
3 minutes ago, Nicmar said:

My Blue heeler Stella is going to have both of her eyes removed because of Glaucoma, and ocular edema and luxation of the lens. 😟

Oh no, poor baby lady. I know blind dogs can live very full lives, are there any special things you need to do to help her acclimate to life without sight?

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

Lily has CKD, and basically went on a hunger strike for a while because she didn't like the Purina NF kidney diet.  I had no choice about that at the time, because it's the only one that doesn't have corn in it, and Snip was allergic to corn.  I was feeding Snip the same thing as Lily, since my vet said that if she was a senior cat, she had CKD anyway, even though we never formally diagnosed it.  (She had it all right, based on the contrast between her litterbox output and Quirk's.) 

Lily is now happily plowing through two cans of Royal Canin Renal Support T per day.  She does drink a fair amount and pee a lot, but we do blood tests every six months and her kidney values are stable on the low end of bad, so my vet isn't worried about that.

 

 

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
15 hours ago, Scarlett45 said:

Oh no, poor baby lady. I know blind dogs can live very full lives, are there any special things you need to do to help her acclimate to life without sight?

Well right now she doesn't have any sight. I am thinking about getting one of those Muffins Halo it helps with dogs who blind navigate without bumping into everything.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
10 minutes ago, Nicmar said:

Well right now she doesn't have any sight. I am thinking about getting one of those Muffins Halo it helps with dogs who blind navigate without bumping into everything.

Oh I see, she lost her sight already. Does she bump into things now? Youre taking such good care of her.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

I had a horrible migraine last night in the evening, so I laid down on the futon.  The big cat that won't protect himself from Cubby likes to sleep on the futon top when I have the futon adjusted to the seated position (L).  In any case, I had a hot washcloth on my head and Cubby decided to come up and lie down next to me.   I rolled over and then Cubby hopped up on top of me.  The big cat decide to roll over where he was laying on top of the futon.  He rolled right off of the backside of the futon and crashed into the cardboard boxes that both cats like to play on.  The big cat (23lbs) crushed the boxes.  The noise that the big guy made by falling scared the crap out of Cubby, so he decided to jump off me and go hide.  He clawed me pretty good in the process.   It did take my mind off of my migraine.   

  • Like 2
  • Surprise 4

Share this post


Link to post
24 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

I had a horrible migraine last night in the evening, so I laid down on the futon.  The big cat that won't protect himself from Cubby likes to sleep on the futon top when I have the futon adjusted to the seated position (L).  In any case, I had a hot washcloth on my head and Cubby decided to come up and lie down next to me.   I rolled over and then Cubby hopped up on top of me.  The big cat decide to roll over where he was laying on top of the futon.  He rolled right off of the backside of the futon and crashed into the cardboard boxes that both cats like to play on.  The big cat (23lbs) crushed the boxes.  The noise that the big guy made by falling scared the crap out of Cubby, so he decided to jump off me and go hide.  He clawed me pretty good in the process.   It did take my mind off of my migraine.   

Wow! 23lbs? that's a big kitty! a doorstop cat 😃

  • Like 2
  • Laugh 1

Share this post


Link to post

Looking for advice from this knowledgable dog group. I am looking to get Cosmo a new leash/collar. His is fine but very old (I am pretty sure this set belonged to Clancy, my godmother's dog who died in 2012). I know that the dog does not care, but I have to look at the dog, and be in public with the dog, so I want him to reflect my style. I also want something that will go with his seasonal/holiday bandanas (I already have a cute nautical one for him when June comes), but is masculine. Now he is a BIG BOY, but we are not out hiking, we are a "walk in the park" kind of duo.

I found this collar through Foggy Dog and my friend recommended Kurgo for a solid leash . Have you guys had experience with these brands? I also like the idea of a reflective leash so cars can see us when the time changes again. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

1 hour ago, Scarlett45 said:

Looking for advice from this knowledgable dog group. I am looking to get Cosmo a new leash/collar. His is fine but very old (I am pretty sure this set belonged to Clancy, my godmother's dog who died in 2012). I know that the dog does not care, but I have to look at the dog, and be in public with the dog, so I want him to reflect my style. I also want something that will go with his seasonal/holiday bandanas (I already have a cute nautical one for him when June comes), but is masculine. Now he is a BIG BOY, but we are not out hiking, we are a "walk in the park" kind of duo.

I found this collar through Foggy Dog and my friend recommended Kurgo for a solid leash . Have you guys had experience with these brands? I also like the idea of a reflective leash so cars can see us when the time changes again. 

I always used a harness for our dog.  Personal preference, of course.

  • Useful 1

Share this post


Link to post

We didn't get a Kurgo, but we do use one of those "hands-free" style with Jake when we go for walks and training sessions. It's easy to change lengths and configurations - the one we have has a couple of metal rings that let you vary how it is set up, and a loop in the lower part if you need to hold your dog close. Being able to keep him close without holding a leash is very handy. The trainer we work with recommended it, and we really like it.

Edited by Moose135
  • Like 2
  • Useful 1

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, ginger90 said:

I always used a harness for our dog.  Personal preference, of course.

I’ve seen harnesses on smaller dogs, and I did get him a car harness for trips so that he could be hooked into a seat belt. Is there a reason you like harnesses more for walks?

  • Useful 1

Share this post


Link to post
24 minutes ago, Scarlett45 said:

I’ve seen harnesses on smaller dogs, and I did get him a car harness for trips so that he could be hooked into a seat belt. Is there a reason you like harnesses more for walks?

I felt more at ease with the harness. She also did much better on walks with it. She was never one to pull, and this will probably sound silly, but her gait while walking with the harness on was more “peppy”. I’d consider her to have been a medium sized dog.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

@Scarlett45 I use upcountryinc.com.  They wear like iron and great when she’s rolled around in stuff not so great they come out looking brand new.

Knox has one with clouds and a dog with a scarf in a convertible repeating- I’ve bought a lot of collars and like them the best. I use a retractable leash.  If retractable isn’t allowed I have 2 heavy duty.- just bought at pet smart type places. 

Non related- Knox is 10 and is quite gray. The attention she now gets is 100X what she once did. People are like “a sweet grandmother” and used to be “I suspect there is pit in that mutt”.  She’s loving the attention :)

Edited by KnoxForPres
  • Like 4
  • Useful 1

Share this post


Link to post
On 4/9/2021 at 6:25 AM, Scout Finch said:

Has anyone dealt with their kitty having renal failure? My 14-year-old Willow was recently diagnosed and it's been difficult to communicate with the new vet, who has taken over the practice from the previous one who was so wonderful. Very difficult to get her on the phone. One of the primary things I'm worried about is that I know from two friends who have had cats with renal failure that they've suddenly died very horrible and painful deaths. Is this always the case? Does it only happen when their organs are shutting down? The vet assistant said there's nothing I can give Willow to hasten it and I asked only because the thought of her screaming in agony until I can get her to the emergency vet clinic to be euthanized is upsetting.

She's still eating but lately she's been more ravenous. Also the expected drinking lots of water and peeing a lot. They can't really say what stage she's in. She's so bony. 😞 When she started losing weight about a month and a half ago I thought it was probably due to hyperthyroidism which my previous two elderly cats had. At least that was controlled by medication and they lived to be 17 and 19, respectively. Nope. And no medication to control this with.

I've been playing veterinary diet food roulette and she likes Hills canned food but not the dry, did not like either form of Royal Canin, and now I'm trying her on the Purina NF. Just about to transition up to half that and half the regular Purina One she's been getting for a while. Just making sure she eats as much and as often as she wants is the most important thing. At the same time, trying to limit the big 22 lb. orange cat (that's Scout in the photo) because I can't really feed them separately. The higher-fat vet diet food is the last thing he needs!

 

Hi Scout. My cat (also a Tortie, but has a much more colourful face) was diagnosed with kidney failure a little over 4 years ago when she was 15 years old. At the time the vet told me she might live 1-2 years. Like you, I was dealing with a new vet who had taken over the practice from my former vet who had sadly passed away. And I also I thought my cat had hyperthyroidism. However the vet did prescribe a medication called Fortekor and warned me that the cat would have to take this pill for the rest of her life. She offered it in liquid form, but the cat hated that so now we just do the pill.

Notice the "now". My cat is still here at age 19. Every 6 months she goes for bloodwork. My vet says "we caught it early" when I remind her of the early fatal diagnosis. The blood work comes back at stable levels. (Hope I did not just jinx things, paws crossed)

My vet normally does not give values, but we had a conversation a couple of years ago  which when pressed she said the cat was in late Stage 2.  Interestingly last December she voluntarily gave me the values, maybe because the bloodwork had dropped (ie improved). So they do know the values, and stages, you just have to press.

I did have to change the cat's diet from dry food only to wet food only. She refused to eat any of the kidney prescription stuff from the vet, but loved the grocery store wet food. Until she developed an allergy (constantly throwing it up) So now she gets a wet food from a pet food specialty store which is higher in nutrition but not necessarily designated for kidney. Every cat is different so you will have to find what works for Willow, but I remember my old vet saying "As along as they eat, drink, pee and poop everything is OK".  I would add with Kidney cats, just make sure they eat and drink - the peeing will take care of itself (just be prepared to buy tons of cat litter).

As for sub-Qs we went through that stage a few months after the cat had the initial kidney diagnoses. What made me bring her to the vet was she was throwing up a foamy, cloudy, white, watery substance. I know the pull at the back of the neck is a classic check - I never saw it even when the vet did it. Anyway the vet did show me how to do sub-Qs. And as other posters have mentioned, I also watched plenty of YouTubes. I agree with other posters - go for the smaller needle, once in under the skin, a couple more minutes doesn't matter. I thought it was like the pills - for the rest of her life.  But after a year the vet and I agreed it was no longer necessary. (Back of my mind how much did the vet know about cat kidney disease at the beginning?)

I hope Willow has been diagnosed medication and my only other advice* is to seek an online source for the medication and/or sub-Q supplies when they are needed. Here in Canada the vet has to write a prescription for the meds (sub-Q supplies no prescription required) but I have been honest with her on what she charges vs what I can get online and she writes it for me.

*Apart from finding a responsive vet you trust to work with

 

 

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post

13 hours ago, luv2lurk said:

My vet normally does not give values, but we had a conversation a couple of years ago  which when pressed she said the cat was in late Stage 2.  Interestingly last December she voluntarily gave me the values, maybe because the bloodwork had dropped (ie improved). So they do know the values, and stages, you just have to press.

I'm rather taken aback by this.  My vet's office emails me all lab test results for me to review, and then the vet calls me and we go over them; this was also the case with my two previous vets (well, going back to the first, there was no email then, so it was us talking, the clinic mailing me a copy, and then me calling with any follow-up questions).  The notion of a vet refusing to disclose test results is disturbing.

The average owner needs help interpreting them, of course, but that's part of the vet's job.  And some owners may just say "It's all Greek to me" and decline to hear any numbers, simply wanting to know what's wrong and what they need to do.  But a default position of treating this information as secret unless pressed for it is troubling.

Edited by Bastet · Reason: I don't know how "taken" came out as "than", but it's fixed now
  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post

How do you wake two sleeping cats? 


Quietly go to the other side of the house to fold laundry.

  • Laugh 17

Share this post


Link to post

I'm having a really weird frightening thing happen with my cat occasionally. She is 15. She has diabetes but other than that is very healthy. She has had problems with her back legs for a year or so. Like she can't jump. When I first mentioned it to the vet he said arthritis but the symptoms are so weird and I didn't explain it to him very well.

So in the last 13 months- twice she has literally fallen over. I think she was walking both times and went over. There was no cause. So I thought okay her back legs and hips are weak, it's like arthritis flare-ups. And she would be fine after. So I built like little steps for her to get up on the bed and sofa ok.

But 2 times it has been weirder. Both times she was laying down and out of the blue acted- like as though something scared her badly and she was scrambling to get away from it- but not up and walking just scrambling somehow. 

Like just now she was lying down on the couch, freaked out and somehow half pulled herself off it, half fell and scrambled like somehow pulling herself on the floor and her back legs work too, they must somewhat- but she doesn't get up. 

Very scary and upsetting, over very fast like 3 or 3 minutes, and now she is sitting somewhat calmly. 

I think it must be pain in her legs? Like suddenly an onset of pain and she freaks out and tries to get away from it but can't walk.

She is calmer now and I went and sat with her and she got up and walked a couple steps so seems ok now. 

I think this has happened 2 or 3 times in the last yr? It hasn't happened probably in 6 months or more. Maybe 8 or 9 months.

I know I need to tell the vet more about it. I read diabetes in cats can cause some problems with the limbs.

So upsetting. I don't know what to do for her.

 

 

 

Edited by cleo
  • Sad 9

Share this post


Link to post
4 hours ago, cleo said:

So upsetting. I don't know what to do for her.

I share your concern! Please do take her into the vet. At this point I would recommend a thorough exam and I am not a big advocate for taking cats into the vet for mild symptoms. My best wishes for you and your kitty!

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post

Yeah last night I was reading about blood clots in cats- saddle something. It kind of sounded more like that than a diabetes complication.

Anyway I will call them this morning.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post

@cleo, has the vet given her anything for the arthritis? I recommend Cosequin. It's glucosamine and chondroitin for kitties that you can buy over the counter. I gave it to my late cat and it really helped. However, it may be past the point where a supplement can help, and pain management may need to be considered.

I assume her diabetes is controlled with insulin prescribed by your vet. Have you had bloodwork done recently?

  • Useful 1

Share this post


Link to post

@bilgistic yeah the funny thing is she was just at the vet yesterday before this happened. So they checked her blood sugar. It was a bit high but other than that she seemed fine.

She goes every 3 to 4 weeks right now bc we've been trying to see if we can get her off the insulin but I don't think it will work.

She hasn't been on pain medication for the arthritis bc it generally doesn't seem that bad yet. She can't jump but other than that she can walk around ok, she is alert and happy for the most part. It's just these weird episodes. I think she fell twice last year and maybe had two of those weirder episodes. Last time was probably last summer.

But yeah I want it addressed now whatever it is. I did notice I think it is lasting a bit longer.

I'll let folks know if we figure it out. I thought I would see if anyone else had experienced it.

She is so-so today. Eating and drinking and can walk but a bit subdued.

Edited by cleo
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

For the first time since Cosmo came to live with me (3months ago), he was WAITING for me when I woke up. I hit the alarm button on my phone, I opened my eyes and he was standing up looking at me. "Human attend to my needs!" We have been out 3x in the last 4hrs....I am still adjusting to dog mom life. 

  • Like 10
  • Laugh 6

Share this post


Link to post

My daughter just called and her dog (otherwise known as my oldest grandchild) may have cancer and definitely has something called Addison's Disease.  When I looked that up it was one of those "yep, he's got pretty much every symptom" things.  Now they're having to decide just how much they are prepared to do for him given his age and his other health issues depending on what steps the vet will recommend they take.  What a sucky conversation that is going to be.  I can't even imagine.

  • Sad 18

Share this post


Link to post

This afternoon I ran out of the bathroom to turn off the kettle- and I forgot to close the bathroom door (I keep it closed out of habit). I finished prepping my lunch and took my tea & apple slices into my office to get back to work. I then saw what looked like a used Clorox wipe and bits of my hair on the floor by Cosmo's bed! No Cosmo cannot eat my hair or used Clorox wipes!! he had to have pulled it out of the bathroom trash in the 5min my back was turned. 

This boy, I cannot. Funny Face Reaction GIF by TikTok

  • Laugh 7
  • Surprise 3

Share this post


Link to post
On 4/22/2021 at 12:20 PM, WinnieWinkle said:

My daughter just called and her dog (otherwise known as my oldest grandchild) may have cancer and definitely has something called Addison's Disease.  When I looked that up it was one of those "yep, he's got pretty much every symptom" things.  Now they're having to decide just how much they are prepared to do for him given his age and his other health issues depending on what steps the vet will recommend they take.  What a sucky conversation that is going to be.  I can't even imagine.

Any update on your daughter's dog?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

I was wondering if anyone here has had experience giving cats injections for arthritis? 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
16 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Has anyone here has had experience giving cats injections for arthritis? 

 

Share this post


Link to post

Yes, @Jaded, I've given two cats Adequan injections for arthritis.  It helped both of them.  I gave the shots IM rather than subQ (a couple of studies - in dogs; it's off-label for cats - indicated it may be more effective that way) and as an 8-dose course (twice per week for four weeks).  Years ago, the manufacturer published a letter asking vets not to prescribe a maintenance dose, saying it was designed to be given as an 8-dose course, and then repeated if the problem flared back up, and their research in developing the drug yielded no indication a maintenance dose did any good.  So I went with that.

@cleo, I'm sorry to hear about the strange symptoms your cat is experiencing - I can imagine how frightening that is for you to watch.  Via friends' cats, I've dealt with a couple of remotely similar scenarios, but what you're describing is notably different from both, so I don't have any helpful anecdotal evidence to offer.  I hope you're able to get this diagnosed and resolved.

@WinnieWinkle, my best friend's dog has Addison's and is doing fairly well with the treatment, but of course she's not dealing with possible cancer as well.  I hope your daughter gets good information from the vet on options, and can decide what's best for her dog. 

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post

1 minute ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

What means IM?

Intramuscular.

  • Useful 4

Share this post


Link to post

I keep trying to get a good picture of exactly how cross-eyed Quirk is, just for reference if it ever gets worse.  This is as close as I've come so far.  I still think it's pronounced Quirk, but should be spelled "?"

Quirk April.jpg

  • Like 19

Share this post


Link to post

Beautiful day for a lip-smacking hike according to Alli!

A49413EE-9470-4B30-ADFC-41A561DACAA5.jpeg

  • Like 23

Share this post


Link to post
23 hours ago, Scarlett45 said:

Any update on your daughter's dog?

Not yet. They were told they should have the results of the tests early next week.  I'll update as soon as I know.  My husband and I had actually been discussing getting a dog but in light of this it's making us think twice.  Not sure we're ready to deal with the kinds of decisions you may end up having to make with a pet 🙁

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
3 hours ago, WinnieWinkle said:

Not sure we're ready to deal with the kinds of decisions you may end up having to make with a pet 🙁

While illness and end of life issues are never easy, I believe that the joy we receive by adding a pet as a family member far outweighs the troubles and sadness.

Please consider adoption from your local shelter or rescue group if you do decide to add a pet to your family.  There are so, so many good dogs and cats in shelters waiting to enrich your life!

 

Edited by SuprSuprElevated
  • Like 20

Share this post


Link to post
2 minutes ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

While illness and end of life issues are never easy, I believe that the joy we receive by adding a pet as a family member far outweighs the troubles and sadness.

Please consider adoption from your local shelter or rescue group if you do decide to add a pet to your family.  There are so, so many good dogs and cats in shelters waiting to enrich your life!

 

@WinnieWinkle I second what @SuprSuprElevated stated above. We only get them for a short time, but if a dog is something you would enjoy having and have the ability to care for- you would make a world of difference in the life of that dog. 
 

There are so many dogs (and cats) who would enrich someone’s life and do not have homes. 

  • Like 15

Share this post


Link to post

Has anyone here grown cat grass?  I was wondering if it was worth it to even attempt to grow some greens for my cats.  I don't know anything about it other than what I have read on the net, but if anyone has had any experience in growing it themselves, I would be interested in the process.

Should I plant two pots a couple of weeks apart so that cats will always have a fresh supply of grass, or would one pot be enough?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Customize font-size