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Re: Pets.

Posted: 25 Sep 2017, 9:52pm
by Marky Dread
Flex wrote:
13 Aug 2017, 12:10am
Pets,,, are good, actually:

Love the pic on your instagram of your dog licking your face! :approve:

Re: Pets.

Posted: 27 Sep 2017, 6:51am
by Dr. Medulla
It's their grace, I think, that makes cats so appealing.
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Re: Pets.

Posted: 27 Sep 2017, 8:06am
by Mimi
They look like they're drunk. :lol:

Re: Pets.

Posted: 27 Sep 2017, 8:13am
by Dr. Medulla
The description said they were trying a new treat.

Re: Pets.

Posted: 27 Sep 2017, 8:19am
by Mimi
Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Sep 2017, 8:13am
The description said they were trying a new treat.
Yeah, they have that "I just ate something tasty" look. That whoever took the picture captured both of them making that face at the same time is great.

Re: Pets.

Posted: 08 Oct 2017, 9:57pm
by Rat Patrol
This old lady is 19⅓ and has now outlived a terminal cancer diagnosis by 3 whole months with nary a blip nor diminished attitude. Her vet said yesterday that it is literally unprecedented in their practice's 3-decade history to have a cat tolerate a diagnosis like this for so long without any effect on quality of life. And I can't have asked for a better gift than soaking up these last 3 months of unexpected bonus time. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, as she's sitting at zero protection from sudden catastrophic infection due to the gaping hole in her side from a very advanced mammary tumor. This despite the vet saying that if behavior and appetite were the only indications she could possibly keep on going like this indefinitely. I had the option to end it yesterday, but we worked out...what I think...is a fair compromise: give her a victory lap this whole week to eat, drink, and be merry...then reserve the final appointment for this coming Saturday. At the absolute most it would only be deferred for 1 extra week after assessing where we are by phone with vet mid-week...but chances are slim. So this week's agenda is seconds on every meal, 18 hours of napping per day, waking me up at 4:30 in the damn morning, and all the quality time she wants.


While she's still here yapping at my feet per usual...say hello to IMCT, Kant:

Re: Pets.

Posted: 08 Oct 2017, 10:15pm
by Inder
That's really rough, Rats. Best wishes/good luck to you and the tough old girl.

Re: Pets.

Posted: 08 Oct 2017, 10:58pm
by Flex
Sorry to hear the time is drawing to a close, Rattie. But it sounds like you've found the right path for you and her. And obviously she's been a great companion over many, many years.

Re: Pets.

Posted: 09 Oct 2017, 2:25am
by BostonBeaneater
Sorry to hear about kitty. This mentally ill boy sends his love.


Re: Pets.

Posted: 09 Oct 2017, 6:38am
by Dr. Medulla
Heartbreaking, RP, and numbingly familiar. Our boy Dickens survived a cancerous tumour, diabetes, innumerable urinary infections and bowel troubles, but finally age and resistance to antibiotics grew too much and we had to let him go. It was a choice made out of our deep love for him, but no less wrenching. Her nineteen-and-a-half years have been a perfect shared gift and giving her this last week of full indulgence is a wonderful expression of affection.

Re: Pets.

Posted: 09 Oct 2017, 9:23am
by JennyB
I'm so sorry, Ratty. She lived a good long life, but as Doc knows (and I say to everyone), no matter how long our pets live, they never live long enough. She's adorable. And she is obviously very loved.

Re: Pets.

Posted: 09 Oct 2017, 12:22pm
by Mimi
I'm sorry, Rattie.

Re: Pets.

Posted: 09 Oct 2017, 12:36pm
by Rat Patrol
Well, she's not gone yet so it ain't a pity party. It's kitty business as usual this week, and she's still being contrarian and behaving like she's bulletproof. So I'm just going to roll with it. Worrying about next weekend is just a distraction here on a Monday.

Re: Pets.

Posted: 09 Oct 2017, 12:40pm
by Marky Dread
JennyB wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 9:23am
I'm so sorry, Ratty. She lived a good long life, but as Doc knows (and I say to everyone), no matter how long our pets live, they never live long enough. She's adorable. And she is obviously very loved.
As JB says mate you've given her a good life and she has been well loved you can't do more than that. Let's hope her remaining time is easy on her.

Re: Pets.

Posted: 14 Oct 2017, 1:43pm
by Rat Patrol
Say goodnight. :cry: