Our orange tabby Edna died last year at age 19. We got her at 5 weeks old and never in her life would she ever eat any kind of canned cat food. I had never seen a cat like that. We free-fed Edna, left the dry food in one of those little hoppers so she could get it when she wanted it. She loved snacking and would take a piece or two of kibble and go about her business. She was never overweight and had a beautiful coat all her life. When she was young, she loved Deli-Cat which is carried at the grocery store. I am sure cat experts would be horrified at that, but it was Edna's favorite. When she got older, her belly couldn't handle Deli-Cat anymore, so we switched to a senior cat formula, still the dry type. She also loved treats. I think it is more the idea that it is from your hand, makes it special, so you might try feeding Rowdy just one kibble at a time. And yes, cats do like to get between you and whatever is taking your attention, whether TV, a newspaper or computer. You are doing great with her. :)
There's been times when I wished we had a cat bag like that, quick evac and such. However, my cats had this ability to turn their body into toothpaste and squeeze out of almost any kind of containment. :)
Oh, wow! Good for Mom, recovering from the accident like a champ! Those depression era kids are made of different stuff. My mom passed @ 93 and would've slept on a picket fence and never complain. I can sympathize with your mom's miseries. The ribs contain an "alarm system" meant to get the owner's attention because of all the vital organs inside. Oh boy, do I remember that rib pain years later!
Good luck sorting Mom's lifetime collection o' stuff. They do get attached to all their treasures and can tell you how they acquired every single thing. The polyester bolts should be safe to toss, though. Not to worry, the cats will find your cricket in no time.
The NEWS yesterday looked an awful lot like Katrina footage. I will never forget watching dogs paddling after rescue boats. TG for brave people like these rescuers. It looks like the dog just swam out when she saw the chance. Mine would have drowned because we always have them buckled in. But that's why we don't live in the gulf area with all of the hubs relatives. I'll stay right here in Cali and take my chances with an earthquake every 20 years.
Penny saw an ophthalmologist and a neurologist. They have no answers. Said it just happens to some young dogs (she's 3). They'd be more concerned if she was older. Told me to watch for other symptoms... walking weird, loss of appetite, seizures, etc. They said I could have an MRI done, which "might" show more, but at $3,500, I said "no thank you". We'll keep a close eye on her. Thanks everyone for your concern. Agnes
These "kids" just like to scare us every now and then! was the vet specialist able to tell if her vision is normal? I hope all is well with Penny.
Rosie had a torn ACL a few years ago. She had her foot under my chair when I moved the wheels,caught her foot and she pulled away. $3k with a vet surgeon. I would do the surgery all over again, though.
Oh, my. I, too, an so sorry for reading the forum "on automatic pilot" and not letting the full extent of your loss sink in. Even worse, is not responding. A few years ago, we lost two of our girls rather close together and the notes from other members meant a lot to me. I am glad to see that you still have some pets, but I know that your other three are missed terribly. I don't even know how long it takes to look at their photos without getting teary.
Aww, she's way cute. And at only two months, she's still got a lot of growing to do. I tend to think we owners have a lot to do with how a pup turns out, so I suspect Ashlyn will be just as wonderful in her own way as your previous girl. Congrats on your new family member!
I was just feeding my Girls, I had just taken the container that we use for storing their food out when the phone rang. Well, I grabbed the phone as I have been waiting on an important call. So, after a few minutes I go back into the kitchen only to find both Macy and Sandi sitting there waiting for me to scoop out their food (they both eat the same food). The open container was just sitting right there on the floor and neither one of them touched it! I have to say, I have two wonderful Pups!
I would say so! Good dogs! Some pooches would've had a party! :B
As far as Macy and the surprise poops, that's the pain meds. They dull any pain but they also relax the sphincter muscle that tells her if she has to go. Just the price we pay for having a beloved dog that long. It's even harder when they lose urine control, but one thing at a time and maybe it will not come to that.
When we had my mom (mild dementia, age in her 90's)living with us, we drove the class B with her seat-belted in the back. She had pillows, a bottle of water, her puzzle books, etc. She had been instructed to never take her off her seatbelt. Then one time we were traveling I-5 @ 55mph and looked in the rear-view mirror to see Mom out of her seatbelt and toddling up the center aisle to the bathroom! Talk about crossing our fingers and praying! She made it to her destination and back! That generation has been strong and independent all their lives and darned if they are going to have a "kid" telling them what they are allowed to do. We didn't travel too much after that, but if we did, I rode back there with Mom. She never, ever complained about the accommodations. I swear, those depression-era kids would sleep on a picket fence! Miss her.
It may be the flavor of the treat, rather than the bag. Are they beef? My cats always liked fish or chicken better than beef. You could try a switch and put some of the declined treats in a different bag and see if it makes a difference. If so, that's one really discriminating kitty!