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  1. On 3/31/2019 at 12:32 AM, tkdguy said:

    Today, I brought my cat to the vet for a distemper shot and flea medicine. Everything seemed fine until after an hour after we got home. Then I saw her foaming at the mouth! I had to rush her back to the vet. She wasn't happy; she resisted to the best of her ability. The vet didn't find anything wrong with her. He thinks she was hypersalivating because of today's stress. She was fine after that.


    All's well that ends well, I guess. But God, what a scare!

    Yikes.   We had a cat that foamed and expelled noxious fluids everytime he was put in a carrier.   We really limited his travel times...


    Shots can cause a reaction, though usually it's just lethargy and a possible low grade fever.   (Out of > 1000 kittens i had experience with, two had reactions.  One was fairly serious in that I had to give him fluids and cut out of the adoption event early.)

    And I need to read up on the latest going ons with flea meds.  (Best thing about living at 5000' and a dry climate was cat/dog fleas didn't survive.  So far, we haven't had any flea issues, but it's just a matter of time that one hitches a ride into the house)

  2. Where we have our house parked, the main house needed to be repiped due to old decaying pipes.  (And I got to point that out to the landlord since we were having some work done to make our house legal to park)

    During the results of inspections etc..., the plumber and inspector were quite fascinated in the water heater in the garage.  It dates to sometime in the 80s according to them.   It was still OK, but apparently the work nudged it out of whack, so the house people are mentioning very short hot water time.  They're trying to get it replaced, but apparently that is being difficult.

    Doesn't really impact me since we have a tankless for the tiny house, but I seem to be the "responsible" person who can talk to plumbers/etc... while the landlord's son isn't around.  (He lives there, but is on an extended trip)

  3. 5 hours ago, Cancer said:

    I am beginning to think more and more that my folks had the right idea about that.


    (Scatter their ashes illegally, and without any marker, up in some mountain meadow a few miles upslope from their place that looked good at the time.)


    (I already know my wife disagrees.)

    Part of my mother in law is in a glass figure, but the rest of her ashes went overboard on our Alaskan cruise.   My mom I scattered near where she grew up since she was happiest there.  My grandmother got dumped somewhere in the desert...

  4. On 9/28/2018 at 11:55 AM, Hermit said:

    Dealing with old people who have a growing dementia is ..difficult. I feel for them.

    Dealing with a manipulative hag with narcissism disorder so you can't tell when it's the dementia and when it's just her being a grade A b**ch can be a nightmare. But my Housemate can't trhow her mom on the street and I spend more time here soooo....


    And sorry, folks. Just needed to vent. No, we can't afford to get her in a home, yes we've checked vet benefits, no she can't afford to get a nurse care herself, and when left along she would fall down a LOT partially because she doesn't take her meds on time. This isn't a request to fix the situation, we've explored that. This is just a vent and a need to blow off steam because telling a 76 year old woman to **** the next time she makes a passive aggressive play or underhanded insult is against my upbringing.






    That describes my mom in her final couple years.  Thankfully there was still some money and she had alright benefits to be able to put her in a home, but it was a struggle.

  5. Latest addition to the household is Olivia.  Possibly hit or tossed from a car, or had been in the engine compartment.  She was found by the road and taken to a vet clinic who was able to hold her for a few days.  We drove down to pick her up. She did have a dislocated hip and some bruising on her chest.   Also was blind and her eyes were completely non-responsive to light.  However, she does seem to see at least light & dark currently, though I think there's been improvement over the last couple days.   Odd thing is, unlike any Siamese I've known, she doesn't get red eye.  One of our other cats who is also a Siamese mix gets red eye without any flash involved.  I think that may have to do with how much light gets thru her pupil.

    She she's another vet on Wed to have an x-ray to make sure she can be spayed safely and we'll have another look into her eyes.


  6. On 8/26/2018 at 10:39 AM, Cancer said:

    It is well established that the most important thing in the universe is a cyclist's momentum.  

    I've been taking to biking again now that we're back in Portland.   It really is a rule, though I've always had a healthy respect for larger masses getting the right of way.

    The only times I go thru lights is after making sure something isn't going to try to kill me.

    When I was in the Bay Area and without a car, I had a 20 mile commute, I don't think there was a day that someone didn't try to kill me.

  7. On 7/21/2018 at 12:31 PM, Cancer said:

    Fresh-caught whole-fish wild coho salmon on sale for $6.99/lb, includes cut & wrap to order.  Grilled salmon steaks for dinner tonight, with a layered salad and top-quality sourdough bread.

    Where?  (Place to acquire said fish, since we're in the same region of Wa)

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