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RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus the Christmas Cat

Wpw. feathers, beaks and claws will be a challenge for her to digest. Pigeons are rather dumb, though, as far as birds go. Some dogs are hunters. Our min pin is kept on a short leash, for that reason. She ate (and digested) a whole lot of lizards before we stpped letting her off leash. Nope, she never got salmonella!
CA POPPY 07/06/17 10:25pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Apple cider vinegar is an old time remedy for reflux (heartburn.) I might try a little dish of water for him with a drop of apple cider vinegar in it, just enough to taste. Unless doc objects, of course.
CA POPPY 07/04/17 04:43pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

And that's why Bud never let me do transports or fostering. He knew I would want them all. Darn it. There is something in every dog to touch your heart. Only certain people can see it, though.
CA POPPY 06/07/17 03:21pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus the Christmas Cat

Very good! My folks used to quote an old adage: "If you wish to live and thrive, let a spider go alive." Such mercy did not extend to black widows, however.
CA POPPY 06/02/17 08:54pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Is the vet profession, changing for the worse

Possibly related, I've noticed that vets don't say, "Your dog needs to lose weight" anymore. I assume it's because they've lost business that way. Also possibly because the dog's labs are perfect.
CA POPPY 05/29/17 03:47pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Thinking of another Collie, Cooper saga

I remember when daughter's cocker spaniel pulled a box of See's candy off the counter and had himself a yumy snack. You always hear that chocolate is bad for dogs but that little sucker showed not the slightest hint of remorse or stomach problems. He must have been disappointed that he never had that luck again.
CA POPPY 05/18/17 08:24pm RV Pet Stop
RE: What Movies, and or Programs Are Difficult to Watch?

I remember seeing Bambi as a child and hearing one little boy in the audience scream "NO!" when Bambi's mom dies. Cowboy and Indian movies traumatized me, too. I couldn't even read Grimm's Fairy Tales because some of them gave me nightmares. I suspect today's kids are tougher because they are exposed to so much on TV from a very early age.
CA POPPY 05/12/17 10:40pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Heaven Acquired a New Angel Calvin's Gift

I remember so clearly when you and Calvin met for the first time. He took to you like he knew you forever. They never really leave, you know. He is part of who you are: Someone who loved and was loved by a good dog. Several of them, as a matter of fact. That's a darned good life, in my book.
CA POPPY 04/27/17 09:55pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A Bad Saturday

What a life lesson these sweet pets teach us, on how to love them with all our heart and then have the courage to let them go. It makes the time we spent with them all the more precious. I'm sorry for your loss, but then, they never really leave us.
CA POPPY 04/24/17 10:56pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Heaven Acquired a New Angel Calvin's Gift

Aww, so sorry to hear this, but you gave that boy a wonderful life and he returned the favor tenfold. I'm picturing the bunnies at Rainbow Bridge teasing Calvin unmercifully. He is forever joyful in your memories.
CA POPPY 04/23/17 12:57pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Not such a good Friday

Aww, I remember when Lassie came to you. I'll bet you gave her the best years of her life. Isn't it amazing how every single dog has his/her unique personality and their own way of worming their way into your heart? It's a loss when they have to leave, but then again, they never really do. I know you miss your funny "Librarian." She just got a promotion: Keeping order at the Rainbow Bridge. RIP Lassie.
CA POPPY 04/15/17 10:42pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Beautiful story and beautiful car!
CA POPPY 04/04/17 10:06pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

This was the scene in North Augusta today as television crews placed cameras in and on the 72 Lincoln http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/Dixieflyer2/thumbnail_IMG_1028.jpg http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/Dixieflyer2/thumbnail_IMG_1030.jpg http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/Dixieflyer2/thumbnail_IMG_1032.jpg Isn't it comical to see those big old cars being treated like antiques as we remember when the roads (and the parking lots!) were full of them?! It was hazardous to just walk through a parking lot in those days. The Lincoln is looking good!
CA POPPY 03/15/17 10:32am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We had a vet come to the house last year for Edna, our orange tabby age 19. Edna felt secure in her favorite place, on our bed, and being petted by this nice lady. It was still hard for me, but way easier for Edna than the alternative. Izzy has had a great life and done his job well. Bless his little heart.
CA POPPY 03/14/17 08:22pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus the Christmas Cat

Yes to bug-out kits! When we were volunteers during Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath. some evacuees ended up (not happily) here in California. We heard about losing a lifetime of ireplaceable photos many times over. Still, when we l had our own evac emergency (wildfire) a few years later, we left home with nothing but our pets.I didn't even grab our meds. Nobody knows what that kind of panic feels like until it happens to them. We have the kit made up now.
CA POPPY 03/06/17 08:16pm RV Pet Stop
RE: RVers don't like cats

Me taking Eek for walkies in the snow- http://bryantrv.com/images/temp/rvnet/eekinsnow.jpg We had a cockatiel named Eek. That was because it was the only thing she could say. Yes, there are people who don't like cats, and I never trust those people. Cats are masters at recognizing true human character.
CA POPPY 03/02/17 10:46pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Maybe somebody will grab that photo off FB and post it here? There are still some of us who don't do Facebook.
CA POPPY 02/21/17 08:05pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Has anyone heard from Nabi?

I'm sentimental like that, too, and hate to lose touch with friends who have moved on with their lives. I also miss hearing about their pets. Ecuador has had at least two good sized quakes in the past year, anI'm betting that international use of the web via phone is pretty spendy. We'll just assume that all is well and they are happily enjoying the WARMTH!
CA POPPY 02/17/17 05:36pm RV Pet Stop
RE: What type brush to wash fiberglass camper?

I guess our fiberglass van is spoiled. She gets washed with a lamb's wool mop head (from Camping World.)
CA POPPY 02/13/17 04:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Found Dogs

I'll bet the owners were moving and the dogs got loose and tried to get back to their old home. Thanks so much for trying to help them. I hope the family is found soon.
CA POPPY 02/08/17 11:28pm RV Pet Stop
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