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Old 02-16-2014, 02:34 PM   #1361
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Old pictures of orphans I brought to my parents to raise. Their siblings didn't make it after their mom was hit by a car in front of my shop.



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Old 02-16-2014, 03:00 PM   #1362
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Loving my new lens.


Pookie in Sunlight by The Braineack, on Flickr


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Old 02-17-2014, 12:17 PM   #1363
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More snowed in pictures:


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Old 02-18-2014, 03:06 PM   #1365
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Widgie has been in the pet hospital since Monday morning. IV fluids have apparently helped. Wife visited him today, and he looks to be doing better. I wasn't looking forward to losing him this soon. We'll see if he keeps improving.

Not sure what it is with my cats; they seem to be trying to use up all their nine lives as fast as possible.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:18 PM   #1366
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There will be a day when I'll need to start getting 1 a year so I always have a steady supply
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:09 PM   #1367
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Today we put up the Girl's Day decorations. Diesel decided he MUST sit there even though we don't want him to.

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Old 02-19-2014, 05:59 PM   #1368
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May be repost but found on r/designporn today

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Old 02-19-2014, 06:25 PM   #1369
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he MUST sit there even though we don't want him to.
that's WHY he sat there...
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Well, Widgie is back home. Skinny as a rail, fur all matted and stinky, but home. He's currently walking around, yowling all over the place. Won't eat or drink much at all.

Wife is a wreck, since she found out it was her Tracker leaking antifreeze.
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Thankfully he survived! One of my first cats drank some antifreeze when I was about 7, and I sat beside her while she died a slow horrible death in the bathtub.

Probably the most traumatic event of my childhood.
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^^ Yeah, that antifreeze sucks big time. My brother's big beautiful Akita drank from a drain pan placed up on a highchair which he thought would prohibit its access, but no such luck; dog died a horrible death in short order. The warnings are for real, because apparently for pets the stuff is more appealing than crack to a crack *****. Widgie definitely used up some of his lives on that one.
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Well, Widgie is back home. Skinny as a rail, fur all matted and stinky, but home. He's currently walking around, yowling all over the place. Won't eat or drink much at all.

Wife is a wreck, since she found out it was her Tracker leaking antifreeze.
Poor guy! Glad to hear that he is doing better though.
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ugh, another reason never to let my cats outside.
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ugh, another reason never to let my cats outside.
Same here, we never let them outside or in the garage.

Well, if it's raining we will open the doors and let them walk on the patio since we know they aren't going past the concrete.
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Glad to hear the little one is up and around. Ended better than expected!

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Well, things took a sharp turn for the worse. Widgie's numbers from the blood test show that the hydration therapy just didn't work. Vets says that the amount of water he consumed daily, coupled with the unusually large volume of urine shows that this has been a problem for a long time.

Good news is that there were no signs at all of antifreeze poisoning. Apparently, they look for that, as it's a red flag for abused pets. He still won't drink, is barely eating. He has gone from almost 15 pounds to less than 9. He's sleeping with his brother next to him.

Vet comes at 11AM tomorrow to end it. I'm fighting back the tears - unsuccessfully - as I type this.
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Well, things took a sharp turn for the worse. Widgie's numbers from the blood test show that the hydration therapy just didn't work. Vets says that the amount of water he consumed daily, coupled with the unusually large volume of urine shows that this has been a problem for a long time.

Good news is that there were no signs at all of antifreeze poisoning. Apparently, they look for that, as it's a red flag for abused pets. He still won't drink, is barely eating. He has gone from almost 15 pounds to less than 9. He's sleeping with his brother next to him.

Vet comes at 11AM tomorrow to end it. I'm fighting back the tears - unsuccessfully - as I type this.
Very sorry to hear this. I recently experienced something very similar with one of my long time Kitties.
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Vet comes at 11AM tomorrow to end it. I'm fighting back the tears - unsuccessfully - as I type this.
I'm sorry to hear that man.
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Not what I wanted to read tonight. I'm so sorry for your kitty.

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