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Awww the kitten! I looked up the Carcal cat and I feel like every other cat would like to have a word with the description the San Diego Zoo uses.

 

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Pretty kitty. With their sleek, streamlined body, short, reddish gold coat, and dramatic markings on the face, caracals are among the most beautiful of cats. Also called the desert lynx, medium-sized caracals have no spots or stripes and have longer legs and a slimmer body than a true lynx. Caracals are the heaviest and also the fastest of the small cats and are the largest of the small cats in Africa.

 

 

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Looks awfully happy about that, too :D. "Look how pretty I am!" Hee. 

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1 hour ago, Moose135 said:

Cosmo is a sweetheart!

Jake went to the groomer today too!

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Jake looks so cute! I love his face and his markings. 
 

@Moose135- how do you get Jake in the car? Cosmo has an aversion to cars, supposedly he gets car sick (he hasn’t with me) and at first I thought he was having trouble jumping, but a jerky treat on the seat and he eventually decided to get in😯
 

Some tips to help him in the car would help thank you. 

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21 hours ago, Scarlett45 said:

how do you get Jake in the car?

It took some time. We got him right as he turned one year old, and he was very reluctant to get in the car.  GF is a friend of his breeder, and he was returned to her by his first owners. We know he was treated well there, but we don't know his experiences with car rides - he may have only gone on rides to the vet, or maybe because he bounced around a little, he wasn't sure where he was going to end up at the end of the ride.

We would use treats or his favorite chew toy, letting him see us throw them in the back seat. At times, one of us would open the other door and try to call him, usually with a treat. We would also take him to "fun" places, the park, or just a trip to the drive thru. Eventually he got the hang of it, and now looks forward to car rides. He likes to sit up in the back seat and watch out the window to see where we're going.

His markings are non-standard for Australian Shepherds, usually they have symmetrical markings on their face, but we think he's adorable, wouldn't trade him for the world!

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Jake had a dog-ter (vet) appointment this morning. Just his regular check up, a few shots, everything is good. Later, GF went to pick up some lunch and took him along for the ride. She opened the door to the car, he just stood there looking at us. She said "It's OK, we're not going to the vet again" and he jumped in.

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On 5/20/2021 at 6:59 PM, Moose135 said:

It took some time. We got him right as he turned one year old, and he was very reluctant to get in the car.  GF is a friend of his breeder, and he was returned to her by his first owners. We know he was treated well there, but we don't know his experiences with car rides - he may have only gone on rides to the vet, or maybe because he bounced around a little, he wasn't sure where he was going to end up at the end of the ride.

We would use treats or his favorite chew toy, letting him see us throw them in the back seat. At times, one of us would open the other door and try to call him, usually with a treat. We would also take him to "fun" places, the park, or just a trip to the drive thru. Eventually he got the hang of it, and now looks forward to car rides. He likes to sit up in the back seat and watch out the window to see where we're going.

His markings are non-standard for Australian Shepherds, usually they have symmetrical markings on their face, but we think he's adorable, wouldn't trade him for the world!

 

On 5/21/2021 at 12:39 PM, Moose135 said:

Jake had a dog-ter (vet) appointment this morning. Just his regular check up, a few shots, everything is good. Later, GF went to pick up some lunch and took him along for the ride. She opened the door to the car, he just stood there looking at us. She said "It's OK, we're not going to the vet again" and he jumped in.

Thank you. My Godmother worked a lot, so she didnt take him many places besides the vet, groomer and boarding when she was having her cancer treatments at Mayo. I am going to try to take him some nice places to help with the car aversion. Getting him IN to go to the groomer was a pain, and then trying to get him in to go home was a trial. He acted like he couldnt jump. But I put a jerky treat on the backseat and eventually he hopped in. 

A starbucks by my home takes photos of people with their dogs in the drive through, I want to get him there before the summer is over.

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One of my house lions has decided that the perfect time for random meowing and trilling is between 4am and 6:30am every fucking day. I do my best to ignore him (locking him out of my room doesn't help). He has food, water, a clean litter box, toys, etc... he's just being a jerk.

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On 5/16/2021 at 8:08 PM, Scarlett45 said:

Cosmo has a new crab squeak toy. He’s in love. He was playing with it so much this morning he didn’t even want to go potty! (Of course he did though)

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What?  Your dog has crabs?  And they squeak? 

I knew someone who had crabs and all they did was make her itch.

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1 hour ago, Scarlett45 said:

A rare good one of Cosmo & Blake together. 

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I love it!  They look very comfortable with each other.

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On 5/23/2021 at 4:18 PM, theredhead77 said:

One of my house lions has decided that the perfect time for random meowing and trilling is between 4am and 6:30am every fucking day. I do my best to ignore him (locking him out of my room doesn't help). He has food, water, a clean litter box, toys, etc... he's just being a jerk.

My other house lion has decided that an hour is enough time to sleep after 2 hours of play so he can wake up and demand cattention at 1am. He does this super quiet pitiful whiney meow that I can't stand when I'm awake and really can't stand being woken up with and he won't stop until you pay attention to him.  He would not settle, would not play, just wanted to walk around and mewhine. I finally got him to settle after an hour (and I felt like a jerk for being impatient and using a terse tone of voice) then the first house lion started his shit at 2am. I locked him out for a bit but it was MEOW MEOW MEOW protesting. Let him back in and thankfully they went back to sleep.

I don't have kids and I don't consider my cats my kids but OMFG, if having a kid is anything like this I'm glad I opted out.

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19 hours ago, Scarlett45 said:

A rare good one of Cosmo & Blake together. 

Do they ever have "issues" with each other?

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14 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

Do they ever have "issues" with each other?

Not so much. I don't know if Blake had ever seen a dog in person before Cosmo (we adopted Blake at 2yrs old in 2007, his previous owner had to go into a nursing home and had several animals- not a hoarder or anything but her family couldn't take them all, so Blake and Charlie went to a no kill shelter), Cosmo had lived with several cats- my godmother would keep her daughter's cats when she was in between pet friendly apartments and my godmother had a cat up until two years ago when her last cat died of old age.

Blake used to be a big ass bully, but I think old age has mellowed him, and after my two other cats Charlie and Mr. Norris died at the beginning of the pandemic, he was an only pet for the first time in his life.

I was more concerned with Blake injuring Cosmo, not other other way around. Cosmo is fine with Blake so long as Blake is NOT on his bed, and Blake has gotten used to Cosmo's barking. The first two months Cosmo was here Blake would run on top of the mantle behind the tv when Cosmo would bark. Now he just kind of looks.

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It is interesting how house pets' personalities can change overtime.  My two cats still won't get along.  That big cat that is always getting picked on now sleeps in a box within a box.   I have no idea how he can get comfortable in such a small box.   He did that on his own. The box is one foot by one foot.  There is no extra room in the box and he can't stretch in it.  I have no clue how he gets out of it.  He weighs somewhere around twenty-two pounds.

The bullying cat has become such a lap cat that all I have to do is look at him and then he will run over and sit on me for hours, and he is heavy.  Every now and then I will pick him up and move him off of me, and he immediately hops back into my lap before I can get up.

I was able to grow cat grass.  The bullying cat (Cubby) won't eat it, but the bigger cat loves it.

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My previous generation of cats tolerated each other. Kitty Gunderson the Elder really wanted to be an only cat, so that she could get all of the attention. She was very needy, and as she got older she was anxious when I wasn’t home. The current cats are good friends, which is such a relief, as we had no idea when brought them home. I think it helped that we got them at the same time, from the same shelter. They were inseparable for the first few months, but have since become more independent. They still play together a lot, groom each other, and snuggle.

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I adopted both kittens together.  They weren't related, but lived together until they were old enough to adopt.   The bigger one was a constant chewer and put on medication in an effort to cut down on his destructive behavior.  He doesn't chew everything in sight like he has in the past, but the medication affected him in such a way where he won't defend himself when Cubby starts trouble.   The bigger cat has been off that medication for a couple of years.  He is still a destructive chewer and he has to be monitored, but nowhere near as bad as before.  The vet is the one that suggested the medication for short term use.

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This weekend has been rough for Cosmo- you know you’re a dog mom when you’re annoyed that the firecrackers are ruining your dog’s time in the park. 

 

I’m trying to wait until the very last second to take him out because he hasn’t wanted to go this entire afternoon/this evening. 

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I finally got Cosmo to go potty. Jerky treats to lure him from under the desk and I just took him to the backyard. 

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Same thing happened tonight. Took 3 jerky treats to get him calm enough to even think about going to the bathroom tonight. Even then he was half way back up the stairs before he realized “ummm maybe I can potty”. 
 

Something out there he doesn’t like. 

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To be fair, I think mama bear was trying to protect her cubs just as much as the teenager was trying to protect her dogs.  Luckily it all turned out okay, but it could have turned out very badly.  Every headline that I have read mentions nothing about the two bear cubs.  If you look at the video, you can see the two cubs on the wall along with mama bear.  Mama bear didn't react until the big dog ran toward her.  Mama bear was trying to protect her cubs.

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BB is going to the vet tomorrow. If you look at the left eye there is a reddish ring around the perimeter and his pupils are uneven. He will be 18 in October and I'm concerned. Please keep good thoughts for him. 

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54 minutes ago, Mindthinkr said:

BB is going to the vet tomorrow. If you look at the left eye there is a reddish ring around the perimeter and his pupils are uneven. He will be 18 in October and I'm concerned. Please keep good thoughts for him. 

Back in the day, one of my black cats had a discoloration similar to that, but did not have the pupil issue.  My vet back then said the discoloration was normal, something about affects from sunlight.  It has been so long, I don't remember the details.   Regardless, I am sending hopeful and good thoughts your way.

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56 minutes ago, Mindthinkr said:

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BB is going to the vet tomorrow. If you look at the left eye there is a reddish ring around the perimeter and his pupils are uneven. He will be 18 in October and I'm concerned. Please keep good thoughts for him. 

I'm sending good thoughts and hope his way.

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1 hour ago, icemiser69 said:

To be fair, I think mama bear was trying to protect her cubs just as much as the teenager was trying to protect her dogs.  Luckily it all turned out okay, but it could have turned out very badly.  Every headline that I have read mentions nothing about the two bear cubs.  If you look at the video, you can see the two cubs on the wall along with mama bear.  Mama bear didn't react until the big dog ran toward her.  Mama bear was trying to protect her cubs.

Yes- I’m glad everyone is okay. The dogs were protecting their space and the momma was protecting her cubs. I understand. 

1 hour ago, Mindthinkr said:

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BB is going to the vet tomorrow. If you look at the left eye there is a reddish ring around the perimeter and his pupils are uneven. He will be 18 in October and I'm concerned. Please keep good thoughts for him. 

Crossing my appendages everything is okay. 

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2 hours ago, Mindthinkr said:

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BB is going to the vet tomorrow. If you look at the left eye there is a reddish ring around the perimeter and his pupils are uneven. He will be 18 in October and I'm concerned. Please keep good thoughts for him. 

Sending good thoughts and prayers that all is OK with BB. 

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Luna got up close with my daughter’s phone...

 

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31 minutes ago, JTMacc99 said:

Luna got up close with my daughter’s phone...

 

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Glad that’s not a butt dial!

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On 5/30/2021 at 10:06 PM, Scarlett45 said:

This weekend has been rough for Cosmo- you know you’re a dog mom when you’re annoyed that the firecrackers are ruining your dog’s time in the park. 

 

I’m trying to wait until the very last second to take him out because he hasn’t wanted to go this entire afternoon/this evening. 

At the risk of sounding like a "get off my lawn!" ol' fuddy duddy, I really, truly wish that fireworks were limited to official events, done by professionals.  To clarify, I felt the same way when I was not in my 7th decade on this marble.  All the decades, I've felt this way.

Think of all the digits, limbs, and ER visits that could be saved.  Then think about all the animals that could be spared from the terror of it all.

Yep.  Celebrating like an adult.  ~sigh~

 

 

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BB spent 2 hours at the vet today. She was very thorough. She had trouble viewing his right eye to the optic nerve because his lens was so cloudy. He has the beginnings of cataracts and glaucoma. They did blood work, but she said his values were excellent for his age. (18 in October). He’s lost 1.5 lbs (now 18.5 lbs) since January (he’s been on a diet and he’s down from his original 24) and she could find no exact reason for the eye discoloration and his pupils not being the same size. His BP was WNL, and she really really took her time and gave him a good going over. They even checked him for fleas 😹 (none). I was given eye drops to give him twice a day and some glucosamine chondroitin treats for his arthritis. Two samples to see which he prefers. He does need one molar removed, but she wants to give him time to see if his eye gets better before embarking on that. I guess his issue is aging, but I’m to keep a watch to see if anything changes (discharge, itching, closing it or the third eyelid not retracting). She really liked him as he was super cooperative; even when she had to stick him twice for blood. Although the testing isn’t cheap the office visit was $52 for 2 hours of her time. I’d say that part was a bargain and may she have good karma for how well she treated us. PS I wouldn’t eat the second helping of treats she gave him. 07BBB460-725B-4375-B4BE-E9FEB2F4DB65.thumb.jpeg.437eacb5bb1888782f7ede231bb722cb.jpeg

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5 hours ago, Mindthinkr said:

BB spent 2 hours at the vet today. She was very thorough. She had trouble viewing his right eye to the optic nerve because his lens was so cloudy. He has the beginnings of cataracts and glaucoma. They did blood work, but she said his values were excellent for his age. (18 in October). He’s lost 1.5 lbs (now 18.5 lbs) since January (he’s been on a diet and he’s down from his original 24) and she could find no exact reason for the eye discoloration and his pupils not being the same size. His BP was WNL, and she really really took her time and gave him a good going over. They even checked him for fleas 😹 (none). I was given eye drops to give him twice a day and some glucosamine chondroitin treats for his arthritis. Two samples to see which he prefers. He does need one molar removed, but she wants to give him time to see if his eye gets better before embarking on that. I guess his issue is aging, but I’m to keep a watch to see if anything changes (discharge, itching, closing it or the third eyelid not retracting). She really liked him as he was super cooperative; even when she had to stick him twice for blood. Although the testing isn’t cheap the office visit was $52 for 2 hours of her time. I’d say that part was a bargain and may she have good karma for how well she treated us. PS I wouldn’t eat the second helping of treats she gave him. 07BBB460-725B-4375-B4BE-E9FEB2F4DB65.thumb.jpeg.437eacb5bb1888782f7ede231bb722cb.jpeg

BB is a trooper!!! Awwww. 

Cosmo is ready for summer!!

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I have another dog question- I think the firecrackers have ruined Cosmo's enjoyment of our neighborhood park. He LOVED walking in the park, and walking around the golf course was a nice long walk for the both of us, but in the last two weeks, there are so many FIRECRACKERS he has gone sprinting in terror. It's been I think 10days since I could get him in there. This afternoon I tried bribing him with jerky treats, but nope didnt work would NOT go near the park. 

Any ideas on how I can help him get used to it again? He is fine otherwise.

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1 hour ago, Scarlett45 said:

Any ideas on how I can help him get used to it again?

Wish I did.  Probably just take some time.  Like probably until the month of August when the fireworks asshats have finished blowing up their wallets.  If you can solve human assholery, you will conquer the world.

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28 minutes ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

Wish I did.  Probably just take some time.  Like probably until the month of August when the fireworks asshats have finished blowing up their wallets.  If you can solve human assholery, you will conquer the world.

Ok thanks. Poor baby man. 

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Quirk flung one of her toys halfway across the living room and hit Lily with it, entirely by accident. Lily didn’t mind that so much, but she objected when Quirk crashed into her at roughly 40 mph, chasing the toy. Lily spent the next ten minutes ambushing and chasing Quirk around. Age and deceit can still teach youth and enthusiasm a lesson once in a while. Silly beasts.

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On 6/3/2021 at 7:23 PM, Scarlett45 said:

I have another dog question- I think the firecrackers have ruined Cosmo's enjoyment of our neighborhood park. He LOVED walking in the park, and walking around the golf course was a nice long walk for the both of us, but in the last two weeks, there are so many FIRECRACKERS he has gone sprinting in terror. It's been I think 10days since I could get him in there. This afternoon I tried bribing him with jerky treats, but nope didnt work would NOT go near the park. 

Any ideas on how I can help him get used to it again? He is fine otherwise.

How does Cosmo deal with thunderstorms?  Is he okay with those loud noises or is he like me and hides under the bed?

23 hours ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

Wish I did.  Probably just take some time.  Like probably until the month of August when the fireworks asshats have finished blowing up their wallets.  If you can solve human assholery, you will conquer the world.

That's why I like it when it rains on July 4th.   Sure, they fire off fireworks after that when it dries out, but it is spread out more and nowhere near as annoying.

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Guess who’s tired after the first summer camping trip?

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A few of us here have had cats given radioactive iodine. How do you keep the cat from tracking the super special litter around the house?

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On 6/4/2021 at 7:29 PM, icemiser69 said:

How does Cosmo deal with thunderstorms?  Is he okay with those loud noises or is he like me and hides under the bed?

We haven’t had a thunderstorm yet since he’s been with me, but if it’s windy he hides under the dining table. 
 

I think he’s too big to hide under the bed. 

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On 6/6/2021 at 2:54 PM, ABay said:

A few of us here have had cats given radioactive iodine. How do you keep the cat from tracking the super special litter around the house?

You keep them in a room by themselves.  The vet should have told you that.  It's not fun.

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First kitten to appear from under the front deck. I hope there aren't any more...  

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