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FANCYQTR, the P in APC is phenacetin. My mom was given this when she put her back out in the '70's. She was supposed to be on bed rest, but she's the type that has to take care of everyone. Taking the pills did keep her out of the kitchen, though she wasn't happy about it.

One of my best cats was a black Maine Coon. I also had a black Siamese, and she was very regal. I also had a Chinchilla (white) Persian, and he was an absolute snot. Luckily he grew out of it, but it took a while.

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When I got Orzo I was actually trying to find a black cat that I had seen at another store (adoption center in the store). That poor baby was crying for attention and the people looking at the kittens never paid attention to him and neither did the attendant there. I think the attendant didn't ever encourage anyone to look at the little black guy. I think all of them were under a year. I just had to save Orzo when I was there, too, because I didn't think that anyone would take him, either. I sure hope the little black guy (can't remember his name) found a home, too. If I had called the right store I'm sure I would have gotten the black kitten.

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This was about mtgs and how different people believe different things. They pointed out the stigma against black cats in this country and that they are the last to be adopted.

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I have both a black cat and a white cat and both bring me nothing but joy.

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Yes, that and an aspirin product called APC that had codeine in it that we always used for our headaches. I don't remember what the "P" was.

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I as reading about myths. In the world, except for England, US, and Belgium, black cats are good luck, white cats are bad luck and a witches cat can be any color but black.

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Darlene, when I was a kid (back in the stone ages) they used to have a cough syrup with codine in it. Otc

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Mom use to have a "muscle relaxer" for when she got cramps. I swear the name of it was Percoset. That is what all the people my friend knew had bad reactions to when they got it as a pain killer. So when the bone surgeon prescribed it for me she threw a fit and they had to change to the Vicodin, which we already knew I could handle. I had some of that around for a few years to help with my neuropathy and back problems. My PCP and my Oncologist knew I was too afraid of the addiction possibility to overuse it.

We had our street repaved yesterday, so I was stuck at home when I needed to get out to get something. Finally got out about 2:30 and stayed gone until they were done with the paving. At least this time they let us get out. Last time they didn't let us get out even if it was an emergency and they didn't tell us that no one would be able to go in and out of their house for at least 24 hours and I had an appointment that day.

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"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
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Good morning, Another hot one. I know I used this quote before, but felt like it was a good one for today.

Yesterday, I did get on the stationary bike. Before the operation I was doing 16 mph for 50 min. Dr said start slow, so 10 mph for 10 min.

I don't feel much pain. I OD easy if they give me narcotics and that is what they like to give. Mom says it is because we aren't use to pain meds and a little bit goes along way. When I had my children the Dr gave me a muscle relaxer to take the edge off

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Mary Alice, I am so glad you got Lola! She is beautiful. I know after any illnesses or procedures, my "pain med" was my cat (or cats). After giving birth I refused any pain meds (paranoid nursing mom). I still have to be two steps from debilitated before taking anything. Don't know why except I have a high tolerance for pain.

Haven't been here for a while -- don't know why except we're back into the school routine which always takes a couple of days. I'll be on here more often once the dust settles from that.

Happy hump day, everyone!

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Tried to tell my new doctor that I haven't taken pain meds for 10 yrs, I used acupuncture. KP has an Acupuncture doc, but they only send you for certain things. They prefer to give meds, so I'm back on Arthritis med. Bothers my stomach. Will keep trying . emoticon

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Oh, I forgot that you had said you had bad reactions to pain meds. My friend has that problem, too, and she is very stubborn about what they give me because of it. Well, that and several other people she knew had problems with one of them. I was just always afraid I'd get addicted so I would really need them a lot before I would take them.

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This Dr is a friend of DD. She had already told him that I had had bad reactions to pain meds and so often refused to take them. Since I took any, I'm guessing he figured I did take them when needed and had listened to what they told me at the hospital so I wouldn't need to many.

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You mean you didn't shock your doctor by not needing more pain meds, MaryAlice? I did that to one of mine. He said people were always begging him for pain meds and he couldn't believe when I couldn't. I am glad that you are getting along without them. Don't rush anything, though. I did that and now have a hernia that will have to be fixed.

Orzo was trying to get me up at 4 this morning. I definitely didn't want to get up that early. I finally had to get up about 7:30.

I was going to make some low-carb ice cream yesterday, but looking at recipes I don't have everything I need. That is going to be expensive ice cream. I am having problems getting the other ingredients because they are paving our street and I can't get out. The store near us is closing so I can't get anything from there. They keep parking across my driveway. I don't know how long I have to wait after the asphalt goes down before I can drive out of the street.

Hope that everyone is having a good day.

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"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."
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Good afternoon, I went to the Dr this morning. He just needed to check me and make sure I was healing ok. He said the good news was he couldn't wright me up as a case study. The bad news is I'm not as better as I think I am. My incision might be almost gone, I might feel fine, but inside takes longer. I can exercise, but no ab exercises, no strength training, no twisting, limited stretching, no horse back riding, no bike riding outside, no regular stationary bike, I can try my recumbent stationary bike, if I take it slow and listen to my body.

Since I am vegetarian, and that gets rid of most of the bad foods, I can eat pretty much whatever I want as long as I listen to my body. He asked if I needed more pain meds. I told him I had only taken 5 of the 40 in the first bottle he gave me. He said good that means you listen to instructions.

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Ditto, good morning/afternoon to all of you. Garfy started the day tormenting his sister Chrisy. Now he is chilling in his cage on the deck. Saving up his energy so he'll fell like his afternoon harassment of his sister.

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emoticon GOOD MORNING!!
My cats are both still wanting to SLEEP which is very unusual. They often have me up before 5 am and wouldn't you know it? Anyhow, going to get some coffee and hope everyone has a good day today. It's overcast here in SoCal which is a break from the heat we've been having. Looking forward to cooler days.

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MaryAlice, I am so glad that you were able to get Lola in time and that she is fitting in so well.

Diane, I am like you about going to the gym except that I don't get there most of the time. Last year I was doing Zumba and going to the closer gym and playing with the basketball and sometimes hitting a tennis ball (can only do that inside the gym against the wall. No place else to play)

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Mary Alice, I almost cried hearing how close it came with Lola. I'm so happy for all of you, she will be a great asset emoticon emoticon to your family. emoticon

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Good Morning, My plan had been to keep Lola in the back room for 3 or four day. I figured when she settled in I would introduce her to Mutt, Duke will be later. Lola either can't of won't jump, she is always on the floor. I had gone back to her room, gotten the baby gate closed but hadn't closed the door when Mutt showed up. The 2 touched noses, then Lola backed away and watched Mutt. I could tell he really want Lola to snuggle with him, but didn't push it, he didn't even make eye contact with her.

This morning Lola kept crying to join the family. Since Lola doesn't jump, I was worried about her not being able to get into the back. then I remembered one of the gates had a small door for cats I put that gate up and opened the gate. Lola is happily walking around the house. Mutt is sleeping on the floor in the living room, but if Lola spooks he is at her side.

I wonder if Lola has been in that little cage she has forgotten she can jump Well I say that and then watched her jump on the couch, not very graceful , but she is on the couch.

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"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
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Good morning, sorry I'm late getting on. I took Mutt for his walk called mom like I do on Mondays and the pound called. Come get Lola.

Turns out they were going to move Lola to the back where they took unadoptable animals. on the 9th, I had showed some interest so they decided to give her another week, well my operation was the 11th, on the 15th I showed Lola to DH. He said he didn't think I would be up to a new pet for another week. I told him I was going to fill out the application because it took a week to process. I didn't know the 16th was Lola's last day. I called in an application about noon on the 15th and told them my computer was giving me problems and they would get my application as so as I could send it. They sounded like it needed to be soon, but didn't tell me what was going on. I got it to them about 15 min before they closed. They didn't tell me all this till I went to the pound to finish the paper work so Petco would release her to me. Anyway there is a big black and orange kitty in the back bedroom.

They told me as soon as I opened the pet carrier she would run and hide. They forgot to tell Lola. I opened the pet carrier and she wondered over to some furniture, sniffing everything along the way and crawled under. I held out some food and she came over and eat out of my hand. Then she took to walking around the room sniffing everything, coming back to me every few min to swat my leg till I petted her. She will need a cat brush, she sheds way worse then the dogs.

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Diane, good for you. emoticon

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So very tired right now and it's only 7:45 p.m. I went swimming at the gym for an hour and 20 minutes, did the treadmill for 20 minutes and the weight machines. I often think of the energy I used to have as a teenager; dating, part time job, school. Perhaps I can just do ONE of those things now. Haha. I've been going to the gym for 6 months now. In the beginning it was so much fun, new and exciting. Now, I must force myself to go. But, I'm not giving up!! No way!! Right now I feel like going to bed..g'night everyone..
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Darlene, I am so glad you had help emoticon with your home. People can be wonderful. Sometimes that is hard to remember when you read the news.

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Good morning. I meant to get up early to walk Mutt and listen to the owls and roosters again, But a book got in my way and I couldn't get to bed early enough. The sun was already up when we got out of the house. Mutt and I did have a nice walk, just no owls or roosters.

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Cats sleep about 18 hours a day - a lot of it is just "cat naps" - light sleeping in a sitting pose. You can see their ears twitch to sounds. Then, as they go deeper, they melt

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I never thought of that, that having a cat that sleeps so much would make you lazy. Maybe that is what has me so lazy and sleepy anymore. I have started taking some different supplements, one of which is B vitamins and that has helped some. I've also gotten a couple for keeping the blood clear and for anti-inflammatory. I need to do something for my swollen leg and the cause doesn't show up with testing.

My house got painted today as part of a Paint-a-Thon for senior and disabled with low income. I didn't really think I would qualify, but did. I put a couple pictures on my blog after they got done. They did so much more work than just the painting, which was really nice. I was having problems getting some wild trees down and now they are completely down and the roots they could get to have been dug up. Also a dead tree was taken out.

Now I am ready for a nap since I didn't get a lot of sleep last night.

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Thanks for all the responses. Perhaps it is a normal thing for cats to do. They sure make me lazy when I see them enjoying their naps so much! They do get a burst of energy early in the morning or late at night. Of course. And, my black cat wakes me up; my little alarm clock, when he wants breakfast.

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My 12 1/2 yr old Chrisy Miss sleeps so much I was getting worried. My 4 1/2 yr old Sir Garfield, has days he sleeps a lot but makes up for it by getting the crazies between 3 & 4am. That's when he bullies Chrisy and wakes me up. This am it was 2:30. Told him he is taking a risk doing this before I have my coffee.

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Good morning, I got to bed early and got up early to walk Mutt before breakfast. I have always said the best time to walk is when the owls are saying good night and the rosters are saying good morning. When i went out I thought it was too light, the rosters where in force, but then in the back ground I heard the owls. A good morning.

I'm a little sore. Yesterday I was emptying the dish washer and put some things on the top shelf. I'm not up to stretching. I told DH emptying the dishwasher is his job for a while. I am looking forward to get back to ab exercises. I had gotten my abs pretty tight. They pumped my ab with air to loosen and separate my organs. Now I have a flabby tummy. Don't worry I'll wait till the Dr says it is safe.

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Orzo sleeps most of the day. Once in a while he will play with something. In the early morning (like around 4) he will start running through the house lots of times. Sometimes he does that during the day, too. He was supposed to be 5 when I got him so is close to 7. I just figure his BD in October since that is when he got to the Dumb Friends.

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My 4 cats spend a fair amount of time napping. CoffeeKitty, at the age of 19, naps the most.

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My two cats, Timon & Ebony are 14 and 13 yrs of age. They sleep an awful lot. I wonder if this is normal?

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Mary Alice, Love has no time limits.

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Since Lola is a senior cat, 8 years old, and has been there 5 months, they want the cage space and I'm the first to show interest in her. They just want to know I would give her a loving home. Since most of my cats have lived to at least 18, she has 10 years. I'm 61 and the Dr says I have 40 years so I don't see a problem

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MaryAlice, My kitties are the same. It took a long time for Chrisy to get friendly to males and Garfy is still thinking about it. They live with me alone, but I am sure they both have been abused by males. Doesn't matter, she adopted you. I am so happy you are giving her a good home. Imagine being in a cage most of the day for 5 mos. and who knows what she went through before that. She feels that you you are a good person and animals instinctively know these things, so she has fallen in love with you. She may end up in your hubby's lap when he is trying to drink his am coffee anyway. I am happy for all of you. She will be a grateful and loving pet. PS The Humane Soc. gave me a hard time about me adopting Garfy because of my age. Told them my son will take him if I die.

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DH thinks it is because she saw me. He says she will be my kitty, she has already decided. Animal control says there are no notes on her file that she didn't like the male workers and being she has been there 5 months they would have noticed if she had a problem with males. It could be DH is right or it could be that she lived in a house with females. She is an owner serenader, but there is no reason in the file.

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That is great that you and Lola are going to be able to be together. Do you think she backed away from your husband because maybe she was abused by a man in the past? Well, she will have time to get closer to him.

Today I went to the food pantry and Pet Food Pantry since Orzo needed food. I helped them unload the pet food. I was also happy to see that the company that I had talked to at the Cat Fest had donated some food to them. The guy at Cat Fest said they donate to shelters and I told him about Pet Food Pantry and how they help people feed their pets who would otherwise have to give them up to a shelter. Orzo was one of the recipients of their food and he seems to like it.

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I planned on putting Lola in the back bedroom till she calmed down, knew this was home and where her litter box was. DH was worried the back bedroom would be small and she would feel cramped. I just got off the phone with Animal Control. Lola has been living in one of the smaller cages at the shelter for 5 months. The back bedroom will be huge to her. I should have my approval in 2 to 48 hours depending on weather my vet gets back to them today. I'm approved except for the vet saying I keep my pets up to date with their shots, and both dogs are on heart worn prevention.

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Good morning, another hot one. I got my shopping done and spent a lot of time truing to find my favorite foods fat free. Except for Hummus and cheese I did pretty good.

I took DH to met Lola today. They had just fed her and she was eating. Lola looked up at him and went back to her food. I walked up and Lola left her food and came over to the glass where I was and rubbed against it. I stuck a finger in one of the holes and Lola can right over to be petted. DH came over and stuck his finger in the hole and Lola backed away. He never did pet her. DH did say ok, he figured he better the cat wanted me as much as I wanted her, so I got the paper work to fill out to make her mine.


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Mary Alice. Hope you are feeling better soon. emoticon

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The nurse said it was the smallest dosage that was made. The dosage for a very small child. She didn't quite believe a 5'8" 170 pound woman wanted that small a dose.

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Wow, it sounds like pain meds really knock you out!

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but compassion — starting over in gentleness
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Good morning, I'm doing better, no pain, but I wear out easy. Hanging the cloths on the line wore me out. Since I have problems with pain meds they put me on the lowest dose posable. The dosage for a small child. Even then, I better be in bed when I took them, I was going to sleep for an hour. I've only taken 5 pills, I don't have any pain, just no energy. The Dr said that I would take awhile to get my energy back because I'm over 60. Whats one year. Anyway walking was my main exercise. It looks like it will be my only exercise for a while and even so it will be short walks. No 3 mile walks with Mutt.

I make a strange noise. Nothing like any noise I ever heard an animal make, but the dogs know they better stop what ever they are doing and be siting on their rears in front of me.

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Oh, Nellie, that is great. I used to do full fights between dog and cat (just me, no animals there), but just for fun. Never tried that with the animals around.

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One of my best techniques for stopping pet foolishness is the ability to "speak" their language. I have excellent barking, meowing, growling in both cat and dog, and intense hissing in my repertoire!

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Good afternoon, I'm getting some exercise, walking in 10 min spirits. I'm fine sitting and I'm fine standing, but transitioning between the 2, that is another story. Actually, I'm doing better. I got one of the more common side affects of gall bladder surgery. 2 fiber tabs and a glass of prune juice and I feel pretty good. Still no weight training. The big thing is I get my morning coffee and 2 sips later I've had enough.

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Darlene, same here. Only when I yell, I have to spend 5 minutes telling Chrisy that I was not mad at her. Garfy pays no attention to me. For a while, I thought he might be deaf, but just rattle a bag of treats and he can hear from 3 rooms away and comes running. As I've said before, he's a rascal.

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I know that can be hard to be prepared for something like that. I tend to panic when my animals fight. My dogs did and one of them would actually draw blood. Then with the cat and dog I would panic, too, always afraid that Orzo would scratch Cassie in the eye. So when anyone starts anything I start yelling. I know there are supposed to be other ways to get them to stop, but I don't know them and I panic.

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Darlene , I really think that aside from not realizing that he has been fixed, Garfy gets upset when Chrisy won't let him snuggle with her. Sometimes he's just being a bully. I never seem to be prepared for the showdowns.

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Mary Alice, love the turtle quote. Never heard it before. So true!

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Mary Alice, glad you are home and doing okay.

Linda, it was a year and a half ago that Orzo objected to Cassie. He didn't hurt her, but sure scared the living daylights out of her. She knows that he is boss of the house. He seems to love her now, washes her face and all, but still gets a bit upset if she moves too fast. His bat isn't one that will actually hit her anymore. I was wondering why he didn't come out after I got home from some shopping today and went to find him and Cassie jumped up on the bed where he was to check things out, too. Unfortunately, that was a little worrysome for him.

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Darlene, you can break them up for a while now and re-route their feelings for each other. I am doing it only somewhat, because I believe Garfy is only bullying in a playful way. So far it has done her no physical damage, but she is scared. I am trying to give her time away. It seems to give her the courage to stand up to him.

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Good morning. I'm home and in an upright position. Yesterday I got a whopping 2000steps and most of that was that was that when I put the dogs out early, Duke thought we were playing ball. There is something about that little orange ball that I can't ignore, It just has to be thrown.

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A friend of mine had a crude screen door made (just some 2x4s and screening stapled on) for her laundry room. She would put the newbie kitty in the laundry room and the other cats could see him/her and get to know each other. Seemed to work really well for her.

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I wish I had thought to do something to keep Cassie and Orzo separate before I brought her in the house. Orzo beat pour Cassie up by chasing her downstairs, then back upstairs and pinning her by the back door, hissing and clawing at her the entire time. I did try a baby gate, but that didn't work at all because Orzo wanted to be in my lap and wouldn't go to the back room where I had his litter box and food and water set up.

Mary Alice, I hope that everything went well today. I hope it won't be too long before you can bring Lola home with you and that she will get along with your dogs.

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Good routine Nellie. It just takes time. Rarely do they make friends when they are so distraught. They have just been left in a cage many nights with the whimpers and howls of a shelter and have been through a lot. They need to settle in slowly. Like I've said, Jackson Galaxy does not recommend the water bottle, but it has settled many a dispute in an emergency.

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Usually when I am introducing a new critter, I bring it in a carrying cage, set it down so the others can sniff, and then put the new critter in a room with a baby gate for gradual introductions. Of course, in the case of other cats in the household, usually they can jump the baby gate, but I keep a close eye on the proceedings and am armed with my squirt bottle of water, just in case.

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Mary Alice, I hope your surgery goes well and that you recover quickly. If anything, for Lola's sake so you can adopt her (I hope she likes dogs). My cats raised our dog, so whenever a new cat comes in, it's just "Great, a cat" kind of attitude. She's never tried to hurt them, and they in turn love her.

My hubby makes lentil stew, and it's very good. I've never seen boil-in-a-bag lentils, but I bet they're good as well. And easy. The last time hubby made his was when our son was coming home for the summer from college, so he decided early in the day -- on a Saturday, mind you -- to make the lentils. There's a lot of chopping involved and man, he was loud. My definition of early in the day is 5am. It was good, though.

Off to check the dogs and try to get some sleep. No more sleeping in for me. The youngest has a dental appointment today, tomorrow we drive to the big city, and school starts on Thursday. Back to the grind for all of us.

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Mary Alice, she is unhappy and confused about her life right now. She may react badly for a minute or a day or two towards the dogs, but that does not mean she will not be able to adapt to them. Often shelters will let you foster an older pet to see if it will work out. Better that than a life in a shelter or be put down. Your love and patience could mean every thing to her. Good luck and thank you for considering an older rescue pet.

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Don't know yet. I'm waiting for someone to tell me if she will freak when she sees 2 big dogs. I want her and DH says OK. The only thing is if she can tolerate the dogs. I don't care if she is their best friend or just stares at them. I just don't want her living under the bed because she freaks out when she sees them. Since I go in the hospital tomorrow it will be a few days to a week before I will be able to talk to anyone.

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Mary Alice, did you adopt her??

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"Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them."
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Good morning, I got to figuring out how today and tomorrow are going to work time wise and realized that I couldn't do what I wanted. I had planned on working today, but I work till 8 tonight. The hospital, an hour away, says I need a good 8 hour sleep, a shower, and be at the hospital at 5:30. I've count it several times and the numbers don't add up, so I decided to call in sick today.

Weather person just said we have a cold front moving in, this means the temps will be be in the low 90's with a heat index in the high 90's instead of temps in the mid 90's with a heat index of 105,

I think Lola will be very loving. she wanted me to pet her and the people at petco said that if they opened her cage she was rubbing on them.

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I hope that Lola will like your dogs so she can have a home with you. Orzo was also one who people apparently didn't look at and he got to just looking at people going by and going back to sleep. I think a lot was because he had had teeth pulled as well as not being a kitten. The Petcos here have the cats there all the time, but just have the dogs on adoption days. I think those cats probably turn out to be really loving to whoever gets them.

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"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen."
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I guess it is morning for some of you and afternoon for others, It is noon here and I'm on central.

My 2 hour pre op yesterday was 3 hours, but I got my walking in. It was one of those hurry up and wait, then see this nurse and wait for the next. Anyway I'm all checked in, paper work done, blood test done, chest X-ray done, tell they anesthesalagest I can't have narcotics, when narcotics is there drug of choice to put you to sleep. It was finally decided I wasn't allergic just extremely sedative and they wouldn't use hard drugs and if they started with the lowest dosage posable and watched me like a hawk I would be ok. Yes I reached the ripe old age of 61 and this is my first operation. When they have given my narcotics for pain before I have over dosed at a low dosage.

I don't know it it is the high over Texas, the realization this operation is 2 days away or both, but I wore up with a headache. DH and I went to the mall to walk. We got there before the stores open, but being as this is tax free weekend and there where lines outside the stores.

I took advantage of tax free weekend, but from the comfort of my recliner. Wall-Mart decided to change our uniforms. Their original plan was met with so much resistance they scaled it back and came up with something else. For me it means I have to buy new shirts, I can't wear navy tee shirts any more. I can wear navy or white shirts, but they have to have a collar. By ordering them from Wal-Mart so I could use my discount, ordering on tax free weekend and 6 shirts so I could get free shipping the $10 shirts where only $6. I might have been able to get away with 5 shirts, but 6 will make life easier since sometimes I do work six days in a row. It will take a couple weeks for them to get here, but I'm on medical leave for a month.

Yesterday I stopped by Petco on my way to work. I asked when the local animal shelter was going to be there, I thought it was one Saturday a month. They told me it was every Saturday and they had some cats in the back. I went and checked the cats out. They had a bunch of kittens and Lola. Lola was a BIG 8 year old with median length fluffy hair, so she looked even bigger. I didn't want a kitten, but hadn't been looking for an 8 year old cat, but then most of my cats have lived to be 18 to 20 so she still has a long life ahead of her. I think Lola has picked me. She was in a plexie glass cage and showed me right away where the holes were so I could stick a finger in and pet her. I asks what she thought of big dogs, I have 2. They didn't know, but said I was one of the few that had ever showed any interest in Lola, most people don't want a senior cat, and they were sure she would be waiting for me to ask animal control and if nothing else I could ask the quieter of the 2 dogs to walk past her cage. If I'm up to it the Sat after my operation Mutt and I will take a trip to Petco.

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--Saint Francis de Sales

Good morning, I was true to my word, I did next to nothing all day. Ok Mutt and I went for a 3 mile walk, but what is more relaxing then a long walk in the dark. Other then that I read. Today I will get moving. DH went shopping yesterday, but there are some things he can't ever find. I want some boil in bag lentil soup. It is a comfort food for me and something tells me after the operation I'm going to want it.

Mutt would eat Freyja's food anytime he could get it. We had to put her food up high. But then when I walked Mutt past the cat cages at the shelter to see how he reacted he was more interested in weather or not there was food in the cage then weather or not there was a cat in the cage and I can't count the times I've taken him to the vet only to be told he has a bad case of garbage gut. Freyja would only eat dry kibble, hers or Mutts didn't matter. The vet told me to try and make sure that most of their food was the right one.

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Because of our son (he has a seizure disorder), we have two shifts here. My hubby is the morning shift, getting up at 4am. He feeds the indoor animals. They all get wet food in the morning. I am the night shift, and I make sure the dry bowls are full so the cats don't wake up hubby before it's absolutely necessary for him to get up. He will let the outside dogs out (they are "locked in" their dog shed/house at night, and when I get up, the girls and I go out to feed the dogs and the stray cats (and the birds and mice and whatever else wants to eat).

So far, I'm lucky that we have no specific diets here. There is dog food right next to cat food, and the cats will lick the gravy off Lucy's (the dog's) food on the occasions that she doesn't eat. Linus, the tabby, will eat the dry dog food as well. Lucy has no desire for cat food, except on the special days that they get human tuna.


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Orzo will often eat too much and then throw it back up. Cassie always cleans up after him. Then he goes back in and eats more after he's done that. I do wish he wouldn't do that. At least he doesn't eat like the cat in the books I've been reading. She has to fill his bowl 5-6 times a day and 3 times before she leaves in the morning.

April use to eat the dog's food, too. And she growled the entire time she was eating it. Until the pups were born, I think she thought she was a dog. She also growled at someone coming to the door and that person left as fast as she could.

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My kits get soft food 2x a day but when an hour or so passes it gets picked up and tossed. They have Hill' s dry down all day, but that does not seem to stop them from interrupting my sleep to get breakfast. With fur-Dom comes privilege per my furbabies.

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Good morning, I'm off today. DH asked if I wanted to do anything. I told him maybe tomorrow, today I was chilling. I was on the register most of last night, but the short time I was in CS we had 3 families yelling, 2 guys from electronics trying to explain why they couldn't verify a purchase and 4 managers trying to calm the families down and somewhere in that mix I was trying to take the next customer.

Freyja was on a no corn diet, but she would steal the dogs food whenever she could, so the dogs were on a no corn diet. A little 6 pound cat would go between a 60 pound dogs legs and steal his food.

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My kitties are complicated. They are on different foods. So I can't leave food down for them. Ebony eats regular IAMS but Timon eats HILL'S PRESCRIPTION C/D for bladder health. It's okay if Ebony eats it too but if I leave food out Timon will gorge himself then throw up. It's a no win situation. Soooo...they get fed 3 small meals a day. Makes it hard to go anywhere for a long time but we do what we must for our furkids.
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Orzo comes in in the early mornings to ask for breakfast and won't take no for an answer, but he has food when he does that. He just won't eat it if there is less than half a bowl full without bugging me to feed him. He gets a heaping teaspoon of canned food (about 1/4 of a small can) in the morning and then has his dry food to eat the rest of the day. I do that small canned amount for a treat since I learned that a spoonful of canned will help my dog with a problem she has and Orzo gets jealous. Now every time I open a can that has one of those pull off lids he comes running and yowling at me to give it to him. It is very hard to convince him that a can of soup or tomatoes isn't for him.

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Be sure to give your kitties their dinner. My black cat Ebony didn't want his dinner so he was bugging me at 5 a.m. this morning for breakfast. Normally he eats at 6:30 a.m. There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast!

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When I was young my hair was so pale blonde that it did look white, but then darkened some with age. Now I am going back to white.

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Good morning, I had to laugh at Duke yesterday. DH was on the riding mower mowing the back yard. Duke kept dropping his ball in front of the mower. Dh would have to stop the mower and get the ball. He tried tossing the ball out of the way, but that is what Duke wanted. DH started keeping the ball on the mower, but he didn't know Duke had hidden a stash of balls.

DH asked me to wear my hair in braids yesterday. When I got ready for work I just rebraided my hair. My American Indian co-workers thought this was a great idea. Several costumers told me they wished they looked that good in braids. I forgot there is a % of Mexicans that think it is good luck to rub the hair of someone whose hair had always been white. Natural white hair has a different texture then hair that turns white with age, so someone would feel my hair and word was out. Customer Service, let strangers that don't speak the same language as you rub your hair.

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Today turned out to be rainy, which makes for some cranky cats and dogs outside. And the inside cats don't like it because the bird activity is low. I sure wish my life were that simple. It's going to be a busy week with taking Jake to the vet for a recheck, getting the youngest daughter's school supplies (to include new clothes which she insists she doesn't need any of, yet most of her sweatpants are halfway up her legs), and trying to get all the last years school stuff outta here.

I did some cooking today and indulged in "couch time" watching Chasing Mavericks which I thought was a very good movie. I'm hoping the rain stops tomorrow and we get a bit of sun as I was chilled all day. But of course I'm in the minority in this house as I'm the only sun worshipper. I take that back -- the cats are, too.

Gotta get out to the dogs and back in to finish cleaning the kitchen before hitting the shower and bed. Getting up early tomorrow which never goes over well.

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Good morning, I took the dogs for a walk. It is a sauna out there. Mutt couldn't take it and we turned back after just 1/2 mile. I road the stationary bike for another 30 min, but am trying to keep my exercise low. I can't take my B12, my energy is low and I don't want to over do it with the operation less then a week away. Maybe I'm worrying to much, but I really want to recover quick.

I have both the rope scratching post and the carpet, but I think Freyja preferred the carpet under the dining room table.

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Darlene,, tape a note to bathroom and front doors about not leaving them open because of cat. You would be surprised how many workmen leave them open even 5 min after being told.

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MaryAlice, what type of scratching post did you use? I have 3 for Orzo (of course, he prefers the chair) and they are actually 3 different kinds -- the cardboard kind, a rope kind and a carpet kind. They don't seem to help keep his nails short though.

I will have to fix things in the back room for Orzo by the end of this week. Actually, it is mostly fixed because I have one litter box in that bathroom and a water dish. Just will have to put his food dish in there. They are coming Friday to prep my house for painting. There is a Paint-a-Thon going on for senior/disabled low income and I was approved for it. It has been a long time since the house was painted the right way and it will be nice to have the outside looking nice again. Have to get some tree weeds away from the house and trim some bushes back this week. I keep working on those things, but they keep coming back.

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Darlene, I understand about the nails. Try holding him still for his brushing and just saying easy over and over gently. Yes Mickey Mouse loved going in his boogie. He would not let me leave for work until he had his walk and greeted his friends both human and critter. He particularly loved the rain. But he had a plastic cover and I did not. I often showed up at work looking like a drowned rat. So far Garfy has not shown real interest in walks, but he sits in the boogie on my deck. He can't be trusted not to go over board. Good luck. Linda

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Good morning, well it is still morning here. I'm a little late getting on because one dog wanted a 3 mile walk and the other wanted to play fetch. The temp is such I could do both and with the heat coming back won't soon.


I've never cut a cats nails or had them cut. They have always taken care of their own nails on a good scripting post.

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Linda, I am too afraid to cut very far on his nails. He does have white legs and white nails, so I can see pretty easily where the quick is, fortunately. He just fights so much that we need someone that can hold him really well while the other person does the clipping.

I have seen people taking their dogs in one of those strollers, but never saw anyone take a cat. guess he liked that.

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To FANCYQTR; I used to take my Mickey Mouse (cat) for a walk in his boogie every day. They are strollers for small pets. Keep a blanket to throw over in case of a dog and do not walk too far from your door. Trimming nails becomes easier as you do it. Just don't cut down too far, it would be painful and could get infected easily. Linda

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I am having a lazy afternoon today since I cannot keep my eyes open. Earlier I took Orzo to get his nails trimmed and found out that the clinic was cancelled and the guy there didn't know what they would do after this, so I guess the groomer decided not to do them there anymore. So I went over to Petco since they have vaccination clinics and found that isn't until next week and costs more than I thought it did. They will trim a cat's nails, but the cat has to have a rabies vaccination before they will. Orzo doesn't go outside, so I wasn't figuring on giving him vaccines. It will end up costing me at least $28 just so I can get his nails done. So I texted my friend to see if she can help me with them again. Maybe if I can get hold of his scruff right we can manage to get them done. No matter what, it will take two of us.

I was wondering if taking him out with a harness on and taking him for walks would help to keep his nails shorter. Of course, living where most houses have dogs it might not be safe for that. I don't know if I could keep him in a harness or not, either. I know that April couldn't be kept in one and my friend's cat can't either. Right now Orzo doesn't try too hard to get out (just a little bit) and I don't want him trying to sneak out every time I open the door. Just too dangerous out there for a cat.

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Right now it's sunny and 63 degrees. It's supposed to get up to 72 degrees today. Yea! That means Lucy's agility class will be outside.

We have a stray male that shows up here, believed to be Linus' brother that didn't get tamed when they were dumped in our neighborhood. Rise (short for Sunrise as he's an orange tabby/white kitty) is in need of getting neutered, and hopefully when our house is done, I can catch him and take him in. He's spending more time around here, so I'm hoping he'll be nice and let me corral him. He doesn't seem to mind Sam much (the female stray cat who obviously must be spayed), but if the sliding glass door is open, Linus and Rise will smack each other through the screen. One time Rise's claws got caught in the screen and he got it open a bit. We have the glass door propped open small enough so the cats can't get through, but we really don't need scratched eyeballs. Now Rise is snoozing in the shade and ignoring Linus, and Linus is not pleased. They're a very entertaining couple.

I had a reprieve from bowling. Our son is not having a good day, so I opted to stay home and my hubby took our youngest daughter. They haven't gone alone to bowl yet, and rarely do they have alone time, so DD was very happy. She said she would try her "best to beat Dad at least at one game of bowling". We'll see.

Off to watch my home improvement shows. Happy Saturday, everyone!

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Good morning. It is cool this morning, 80, so Mutt and I went for a morning walk.

Last night was a normal first of the month, Friday, and a mad house. Everyone that got paid every 2 weeks, twice a month, or monthly got paid. Rent was due and more and more apt complexes are going to Money Gram express pay and Wal Mart is the cheapest around. All that and the powers that be had one person in customer service, me.

Ok I can deal with that, what I had a problem with was I need to eat small amounts often, my tummy doesn't like large meals. The sent me to my first break a little late no buggy, told be to do a CBL, 20 Min into the CBL they told me to go to lunch. Not only is that only 20 min between break and lunch, that means lunch is an hour early. Then because we were so busy I didn't get a last break, so it was 6 hours before I could get home and get something to eat. I don't like to take the pain meds because the side effect, and I got it is I can't focus on small print, but I had to take some last night. Today will be fun, people returning things without a tag and I need to read the upc on the clothing tag, they are hard to read in the best of times.


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Hope that Timon is having a great birthday today.

I had an ultrasound on my swollen leg today, so was gone for most of the day. Orzo isn't leaving my lap now. I have to force him to move so I can work on my dinner. Then both he and Cassie follow me every move I make. It really isn't too unusual, but Orzo has been going in the other room on hot days.

I'm trying again to fix spaghetti squash. I will have to get it right one of these times because it is one of the things that I have growing in my garden (and I hope that I can get many of them).

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Timon is 14 years old today! Can't believe it! What a big boy emoticon

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Good morning, I went for a walk at the mall this morning. We don't do that very often, we have to drive 20 miles to the mall and the dogs don't get walked. But the misquotes are bad, the heat and humidity are worse, and we both wanted to walk.

I have had black cats, I don't see any difference in them from any other color cats, except that they feel the heat. Since I can't let my cats outside anymore that isn't a problem. When I lived on a farm in the tropics, dark colored cats where the house cats and lighter colored cats were the barn cats.

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I've had two black cats, a male Maine Coon and a female black Siamese. They were both awesome cats. Buster (the coon) was allergic to fish and would steal shrimp off my roommate's pizza when he wasn't looking. He got so ticked off one time that he closed Buster in my room. When he was let out, he immediately went to my roommate's clean clothes and peed on them. NIce cat. Baby (short for Buster's Baby) would not look at the camera to save her life. Even if she was sleeping and I called her name, she'd turn her head away. But if I didn't have the camera, she'd open her eyes. Very frustrating.



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Today I noticed that CoffeeKitty may be losing her sight. She pawed at the place where I keep kibble especially for her to snack on throughout the day since she is hyperthyroid and pretty skinny -- except there was already kibble available to her. Then after a while when she was going to get down, she seemed unsure of how to get down like she couldn't see things clearly. Since she is 19 going on 20 years old, it wouldn't be surprising for certain things to not work quite right. I may have to check with the vet.

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Good evening. I'm late getting on because I worked noon to 9. I have a prolem getting on when I work mid shift.

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Orzo sounds like my beloved Frankie. He passed away last fall. He could tell when I was upset, .and would give kisses all over my face, and hug me tight around my neck.
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Awwww Orzo sounds like a sweetie pie!

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I had been to several Petco and PetsMart adoption centers before I got Orzo and there was a black cat at one who so wanted people to love him. I forgot where I had seen him, though. I called the Petco I thought I had seen him at and they had only one cat, that they called black. Well, he was black and white and the only little guy there. So when my friend went with me to see him (my second trip) I couldn't leave him there alone without much hope for a home. That is how I got my little Orzo. He had acted so stuck up, but he is a sweet little guy except he keeps trying to steal my food when I am eating. And if something gets me upset like I was one day thinking of my past dogs, he will be right in my lap licking away the tears and rubbing his head on my face.

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You know how some women with small children often get that "nesting" feeling and want to be pregnant again?? OH NO, NOT ME! By no means. However, sometimes I get the desire to want to adopt another kitten..a black one. I just love black kitties. Can't imagine my life without Ebony who is so amazing in every way. Both my cats are grand; however they are what is called "seniors" now. I hope they live beyond 20. One day, although not soon, I will indeed adopt another black kitty. Their personalities are so sweet; although Ebony can and is often a grouch.

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