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Old 12-16-19, 01:50 AM
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11 years through everything good and bad. Iím still here so is my friend
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Old 12-16-19, 12:33 PM
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Miss Parsley is 15. I've got her on some medicine and she's chasing the younger cat around and stealing his toys. She came from the animal shelter and this is her forever home.
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Old 12-17-19, 03:55 PM
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11 years of free food, I'd stick around too
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11 years of free food, I'd stick around too
And medical care and a cushy house with ac and heat and several places to hang out and snooze. Cats are not dumb
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Old 12-18-19, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
And medical care and a cushy house with ac and heat and several places to hang out and snooze. Cats are not dumb
Just yesterday, when my rescued boy was whining for food, I reminded him that he should consider himself lucky to have three hots and a cot.
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Old 12-18-19, 08:51 AM
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My last 2 cats were a rescue and a pampered princess. The rescue used to look at the princess and wonder what she had to complain about.
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Old 12-18-19, 10:11 PM
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I have one cat that my neighbor picked up off the middle of the highway barely weened. I took it to the vet and he got a clean bill of health. Dumped for death then rescued and then medical checkup and place in a house all before noon. Lucky arse cat. Had an adult male and female already in the house that adopted him as their own kitten. He is referred to as a prince and will only drink from the prince’s water fountain.

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Cats are a lot of things but loyal is not one of them.
Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I have one cat that my neighbor picked up off the middle of the highway barely weened. I took it to the vet and he got a clean bill of health. Dumped for death then rescued and then medical checkup and place in a house all before noon. Lucky arse cat. Had an adult male and female already in the house that adopted him as their own kitten. He is referred to as a prince and will only drink from the prince’s water fountain.

And this ☝️ is just unsanitary. Exactly why I refuse to accept any food or drink when visiting with animal owners that treat them like people.
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Old 12-21-19, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
Cats are a lot of things but loyal is not one of them.

And this ☝️ is just unsanitary. Exactly why I refuse to accept any food or drink when visiting with animal owners that treat them like people.

True but the cat says that the humans are the unsanitary ones.
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Old 12-22-19, 11:46 AM
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Can you explain your sink configuration? The spigot the cat is drinking from looks like a hot water dispenser...but probably isn't. The handle in the middle of the sink doesn't appear to have a spigot. And what is the clothes pin attached to???
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Old 12-22-19, 12:07 PM
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My cat is loyal to whomever is holding the sashimi tuna.
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Old 12-22-19, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by dstrong View Post
Can you explain your sink configuration? The spigot the cat is drinking from looks like a hot water dispenser...but probably isn't. The handle in the middle of the sink doesn't appear to have a spigot. And what is the clothes pin attached to???
Very common kitchen sink arrangement in Texas and Oklahoma.

Main sink uses a single lever that pivots from hot to cold. It's just visible under the spigot.

The gooseneck spout is probably filtered water -- almost a necessity in parts of Texas due to our limestone basin wells. Dang stuff wreaks havoc on water heaters and Bunn type coffee makers too. Lime scale destroys heating elements, and we often get sulfur bacteria in hot water heaters -- harmless but makes the water stink like rotten eggs. So we need sacrificial anode rods to protect the hot water heaters.

The little dispenser is probably for liquid soap.

The clothespin is for clamping our noses in case the hot water heater is messed up again.
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Old 12-22-19, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by dstrong View Post
Can you explain your sink configuration? The spigot the cat is drinking from looks like a hot water dispenser...but probably isn't. The handle in the middle of the sink doesn't appear to have a spigot. And what is the clothes pin attached to???
The cat is drinking the filter system water revere osmosis. I broke the faucet so it looks messed up the tube is the part that extends outward was/is used for washing dishes. I since glued it together Dang replacement is 300 bucks because itís proprietary Iím sure it will break again but I donít want to spend 300 on a faucet.
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Old 12-22-19, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Very common kitchen sink arrangement in Texas and Oklahoma.

Main sink uses a single lever that pivots from hot to cold. It's just visible under the spigot.

The gooseneck spout is probably filtered water -- almost a necessity in parts of Texas due to our limestone basin wells. Dang stuff wreaks havoc on water heaters and Bunn type coffee makers too. Lime scale destroys heating elements, and we often get sulfur bacteria in hot water heaters -- harmless but makes the water stink like rotten eggs. So we need sacrificial anode rods to protect the hot water heaters.

The little dispenser is probably for liquid soap.

The clothespin is for clamping our noses in case the hot water heater is messed up again.
^^^^^ This , perfect explanation I forgot about the soap dispenser.
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Yup my new place has a water softener my old place did not and I went through many hot water heaters.
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This is my oldest cat Roger, five and a half years old. He had a severely blocked urethra about nine days ago and had to be rushed to the vet. He spent seven days with a catheter in place and he may well need a bypass surgery. I don't wanna tell you what I've paid thus far or what I will pay for his further medical care to make sure he gets a good life. He was dumped as a kitten and had a deformed rear leg that he walks on like a rabbit (still does). I promised him a good ride and that's what he's gonna get. He makes me happy every day

As a kitten




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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Just yesterday, when my rescued boy was whining for food, I reminded him that he should consider himself lucky to have three hots and a cot.
I consider myself to be the lucky one when it comes to my cats
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I consider myself to be the lucky one when it comes to my cats
That photo of you rubbing Roger's belly reminds me of my departed boy. He was just the opposite. Touch his belly and you risked losing a pint of blood. You could only get away with it when he was asleep on his back. And even then you were taking a risk.

He was such a sweet guy. He was FIV+ and eventually developed lymphoma. Spared no expense. Thousands of dollars went into prolonging his life and making him feel better. Got great results at first. Chemo shrunk the tumor in his intestines to the point where it was no longer palpable. He started behaving like his old self. But then we think something started affecting his brain. He developed nose bleeds and eventually stopped eating, which was causing him to lose about a half pound every two weeks. He also started to smell. I finally figured out why when, in the middle of the night, I went looking for him and found him lounging in his litter box. I think he had been doing that for several weeks. I moved his dry food bowl close to him. He put his face in it and pretended to eat without actually touching any of the food. At that moment I knew it was time. Vet made a house call and euthanized him that afternoon on my bed, where he loved to sleep in the sun.
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My now departed buddy a couple of days after he was diagnosed with lymphoma. It was our final Christmas together.


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I got home last night, I've been away since Wednesday celebrating my birthday in a snowy place @indyfabz knows.

It took a few trips to the car to get everything in. Both cats followed me out to the gate every time, then sat in the drizzle watching me. "Don't leave us again, hoomun!" They've been following me around looking happy since.

​​​​​ They weren't even alone, I had a lady friend stay with them while I was gone. She gave them treats they don't normally get. But she didn't scratch their ears just right.
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It took a few trips to the car to get everything in. Both cats followed me out to the gate every time, then sat in the drizzle watching me. "Don't leave us again, hoomun!" They've been following me around looking happy since.
My buddy gets bent out of shape when the panniers come up from the basement and I start packing them, rolling up the tent and stuffing the sleeping bag and mattress. So did my departed boy.
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They know when I'm packing for a trip too. Parsley looks annoyed, Bear seems to think if he's cute enough I'll stay, so he rolls around and shows off his belly.
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Reds peed on one of my panniers after I left it in the dining room after a trip. Only time he ever peed on anything. And he waited until I had gotten home from work so I could see him doing it.
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You need a new cat, indy. Meet me in Winthrop and we'll make it happen. I'll be there in May supporting a friend for an ultramarathon she's doing, and the highway will be open by then.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
My now departed buddy a couple of days after he was diagnosed with lymphoma. It was our final Christmas together.


Losing a loyal being always sucks I shy away from the term pet because I believe they take care of us humans as well. We know more than likely we will outlive them and when the time comes it is always hard. Iím sure youíre buddy had a good life and that he knows he was loved and cared for.
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