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Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#88527 Jul 19, 2013
RACE wrote:
Yeah, animal hospice comes to your home and does the deed. Wont be under the mango tree, she loves sleeping on the guest bed, and that is where we will say goodbye.
It costs, but for all she has given me, the least I can do is spend the coin and spare her the trauma of the trip to the vet, and her last scents being of anticeptic and stainless steel. She will be in her home, surrounded by familiar scents and sounds....
I am so conflicted. She is eating like a horse, but not gaining an ounce. Today though, she was sneezing, and it was bloody. She ate well, but then just looked at me and meowed, like she is saying "It's time". She just came out and ate again (I am baking chicken, so I am sure she smells it) and then went back to bed.
What if she's not ready to go, and I shorten her life? What if she is, and I am prolonging it and causing her pain?
I am hoping the vet who comes can tell me one way or the other, but I feel that i am doing the right thing.
Cats are just so damn unreadable.
No pictures, Daughter still has my camera, but maybe I will use my phone, I dunno <mimi shrug>
Oh, RACE - sending you comforting thoughts. My heart goes out to you!!!

Since: Jan 10

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#88528 Jul 19, 2013
OMG: THe most hilarious tampon commercial ever! You don't need sound!

http://urlybits.com/2013/06/russian-tampon-co...

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#88529 Jul 19, 2013
RACE wrote:
Yeah, animal hospice comes to your home and does the deed. Wont be under the mango tree, she loves sleeping on the guest bed, and that is where we will say goodbye.
It costs, but for all she has given me, the least I can do is spend the coin and spare her the trauma of the trip to the vet, and her last scents being of anticeptic and stainless steel. She will be in her home, surrounded by familiar scents and sounds....
I am so conflicted. She is eating like a horse, but not gaining an ounce. Today though, she was sneezing, and it was bloody. She ate well, but then just looked at me and meowed, like she is saying "It's time". She just came out and ate again (I am baking chicken, so I am sure she smells it) and then went back to bed.
What if she's not ready to go, and I shorten her life? What if she is, and I am prolonging it and causing her pain?
I am hoping the vet who comes can tell me one way or the other, but I feel that i am doing the right thing.
Cats are just so damn unreadable.
No pictures, Daughter still has my camera, but maybe I will use my phone, I dunno <mimi shrug>
((((((((((hug))))))))))

OMG I'm crying. I am so sorry about your kitty. I hope the vet gives you some insight so you can make a decision that doesn't leave you feeling bad. Even with everything I know, and all of the research, and all 15 doctors, I still second guess taking Chris off of life support. I don't think the "did I do the right thing" question ever goes away, but I hope it can console you a little bit that if you do decide to go ahead and do it, that she won't be suffering, and she didn't have to make the trip to the vet and was surrounded by love.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#88530 Jul 19, 2013
And Race, if this is just a short burst of adrenaline that dying people and animals often experience shortly before death, don't beat yourself up for canceling that appointment if you find her curled up and gone.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#88531 Jul 19, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
OMG: THe most hilarious tampon commercial ever! You don't need sound!
http://urlybits.com/2013/06/russian-tampon-co...
My eyes are streaming. That is truly hilarious.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#88532 Jul 19, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
Poor little guy!
Are both of your dogs litter mates?
no. They're 2 yrs apart

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#88533 Jul 19, 2013
I would honestly love to find her curled up and gone.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
And Race, if this is just a short burst of adrenaline that dying people and animals often experience shortly before death, don't beat yourself up for canceling that appointment if you find her curled up and gone.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88534 Jul 19, 2013
So last night when we got home from swim class, about 6:45, it was one degree cooler in our apartment than it was outside, and it was 91 outside, so I decided that I was going to the beach. The girls came with (Dickie hates sand so he stayed home; I don't know how...) and we arrived just as the life guards were packing it in for the day. They tried to keep people out of the water, but there were so many of us, they gave up.

And I have to say that the beach is WAY more fun without the lifeguards. We swam in areas not enclosed by the four bouys and children were carried on shoulders and tossed into the water. Even Nunu commented on how nice it was not to have the constant "toot-toot" of their whistles. We stayed until it was almost dark and the damn flies started biting. As we walked slowly home, we were surrounded by hundreds of dragonflies (I was hoping they were eating lots of biting flies), it was really amazing. Lulu said I should take a picture, but I told her that we wouldn't be able to capture the amazing-ness of it in a photo; this was one of those experiences that we were going to have to use the camera in our minds to capture.

We found Dickie sitting on a picnic table as we got close to home, so we sat with him and watched the dragonflies some more. It was a lovely evening.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#88535 Jul 19, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
i'm all talked out. How bout pictures of her in the dress?
I'd rather see pictures of her OUT of the dress....

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#88536 Jul 19, 2013
RACE wrote:
I would honestly love to find her curled up and gone.
<quoted text>
same here. Haven't been lucky enough yet to lose a pet that way. Not lucky, but... it'd beat the alternative.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#88537 Jul 19, 2013
Squishy, if it's a free beach, I think I'd be inclined to ignore annoying lifeguards squashing everyone's fun!

I swear, society acts as if no one should get hurt doing anything ever.

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#88538 Jul 19, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Squishy, if it's a free beach, I think I'd be inclined to ignore annoying lifeguards squashing everyone's fun!
I swear, society acts as if no one should get hurt doing anything ever.
well, I'm with Squishy in that it's a LOT more fun w/o the lifeguards on the beach.

BUT I understand why the lifeguards get worried. Lake Michigan is like a bathtub and there's a lot of current. The thing is, most people don't understand bout athe current under the water that can suck you under.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88539 Jul 19, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Squishy, if it's a free beach, I think I'd be inclined to ignore annoying lifeguards squashing everyone's fun!
I swear, society acts as if no one should get hurt doing anything ever.
Not a free beach - while the lifeguards are there. We bought passes for the summer since we go all the time, and I like that the guards are there when it's really crowded and it's hard to keep an eye on two kids at once, but they can really be a buzz kill.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88540 Jul 19, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Squishy, if it's a free beach, I think I'd be inclined to ignore annoying lifeguards squashing everyone's fun!
I swear, society acts as if no one should get hurt doing anything ever.
I forgot to add that it was very free-rangey. One family came in with us and they had one older boy and one younger. The older one swam out into the lake past the bouys and I thought it was too far, but his mom was watching and clearly believed he could handle himself out there so <mimishrug> who am I to second-guess her.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#88541 Jul 19, 2013
You have to PAY to go to the beach? Never heard of such a thing. Seriously. Really? Wow. I am definitely staying on the west coast where we get our (real...ocean) beaches free!

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#88542 Jul 19, 2013
squishymama wrote:
So last night when we got home from swim class, about 6:45, it was one degree cooler in our apartment than it was outside, and it was 91 outside, so I decided that I was going to the beach. The girls came with (Dickie hates sand so he stayed home; I don't know how...) and we arrived just as the life guards were packing it in for the day. They tried to keep people out of the water, but there were so many of us, they gave up.
And I have to say that the beach is WAY more fun without the lifeguards. We swam in areas not enclosed by the four bouys and children were carried on shoulders and tossed into the water. Even Nunu commented on how nice it was not to have the constant "toot-toot" of their whistles. We stayed until it was almost dark and the damn flies started biting. As we walked slowly home, we were surrounded by hundreds of dragonflies (I was hoping they were eating lots of biting flies), it was really amazing. Lulu said I should take a picture, but I told her that we wouldn't be able to capture the amazing-ness of it in a photo; this was one of those experiences that we were going to have to use the camera in our minds to capture.
We found Dickie sitting on a picnic table as we got close to home, so we sat with him and watched the dragonflies some more. It was a lovely evening.
Had several dragonflies in my back yard last night too. Less mosquitos...win win.

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#88543 Jul 19, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
You have to PAY to go to the beach? Never heard of such a thing. Seriously. Really? Wow. I am definitely staying on the west coast where we get our (real...ocean) beaches free!
How else can the sludge be removed? Someone has to pay for it.:)

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#88544 Jul 19, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
You have to PAY to go to the beach? Never heard of such a thing. Seriously. Really? Wow. I am definitely staying on the west coast where we get our (real...ocean) beaches free!
Chicago beaches are free. North of the city line there are fees, but the beaches are cleaner and safer. If you go after 5 or so in my town the ticket person has left. My girls knew how to get on the village beaches from adjacent private beaches.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#88545 Jul 19, 2013
Mimi-
how did your prof like the limericks?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88546 Jul 19, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
You have to PAY to go to the beach? Never heard of such a thing. Seriously. Really? Wow. I am definitely staying on the west coast where we get our (real...ocean) beaches free!
In my suburb you do. They have a free day one day a week and if you get on the beach before the lifeguards show up, you're in like flynn. However, all of Chicago's beaches are free.

I honestly don't mind paying; I buy the discounted beach passes in the spring for all four of us (which means I usually have an extra for a guest since, as I've said, Dickie hates the sand) so it's no big deal.

And IMO, it keeps the riff-raff out.

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