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Dec 18, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
My idiot fur beasts got ahold of a pack of Orbit gum last week, which is poisonous to dogs. I had to call the emergency vet and they had me induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide. That was a lot of minty smelling vom, but everyone is okay.
I need to bring the emergency vet some cookies one of these nights. I'm pretty sure it's like $150 per animal to walk in the door and I'd have had to haul in both.
we have granola bars in a canister on the floor in the pantry so the kids can get to it. Someone forgot to close the lid and the door. Came home and found 9 wrappers and granola remnants in the dog bed and on several spots on the couch

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#94657
Dec 18, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Who brings their kid up this way anymore?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/flor...
Feel so jaded, in that everytime i see a story like that...i automatically see some dominating parent's behind it, trying to draw some positive attention toward their own child......like stage parents.....

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#94658
Dec 18, 2013
 
They didn't charge you?
cookies AND a gift card.
Matilda77 wrote:
My idiot fur beasts got ahold of a pack of Orbit gum last week, which is poisonous to dogs. I had to call the emergency vet and they had me induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide. That was a lot of minty smelling vom, but everyone is okay.
I need to bring the emergency vet some cookies one of these nights. I'm pretty sure it's like $150 per animal to walk in the door and I'd have had to haul in both.

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#94659
Dec 18, 2013
 
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I hope so, He's looking much better today, I can see he's starting to put more weight on it.
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We had an elderly dog with arthritic hips....found out that they can have glucosamine-chondroitin in the generic human pill form, and it did wonders for all joint difficulties.....i just mixed one pill into her dinner.....

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#94660
Dec 18, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
had me induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide.
Um... how did you do that, exactly?

Do they actually ingest the peroxide? Isn't THAT poisonous?

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#94661
Dec 18, 2013
 
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Um... how did you do that, exactly?
Do they actually ingest the peroxide? Isn't THAT poisonous?
That was the fun part. I had a small plastic syringe from some other dog medication. It took several syringes full for each dog--I need to get a bigger one to have on hand if it happens again. Syringe full, bit of cheese, syringe full, bit of cheese and so on. I guess it's not, it just foams up and makes 'em barf pretty quickly.

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#94662
Dec 18, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
They didn't charge you?
cookies AND a gift card.
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Hmm...It's right near a McDonalds, but a Starbucks gift card might be better.

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#94663
Dec 18, 2013
 
I am going to discuss this with vet when we return. His dry food has glucosamine in it, but I want to bump it up.
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<quoted text> We had an elderly dog with arthritic hips....found out that they can have glucosamine-chondroitin in the generic human pill form, and it did wonders for all joint difficulties.....i just mixed one pill into her dinner.....

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#94664
Dec 18, 2013
 
Bag Time wrote:
<quoted text>It's not hard. Google is your friend. It brings me no joy. Martin, a guy I post with elsewhere suggested a few tips when I showed him that post from Sub I brought up last week where Sub had once been wondering who of the initial Chicago regulars had been in on Angelique's scam. About half of them scattered after she scampered off to do pretty much the same thing, elsewhere on Topix.'She' leaves a pretty easy trail. I think she's lost her edge.
What was her scam? I just heard she wasn't who she said she was and it was something that happened when I was on a break for awhile. Why is that a big deal? Did she steal money from people or something? What was the scam?

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#94665
Dec 18, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
My idiot fur beasts got ahold of a pack of Orbit gum last week, which is poisonous to dogs. I had to call the emergency vet and they had me induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide. That was a lot of minty smelling vom, but everyone is okay.
I need to bring the emergency vet some cookies one of these nights. I'm pretty sure it's like $150 per animal to walk in the door and I'd have had to haul in both.
I'm glad they are OK! Look on the bright side, minty puke is better than pukey puke!

The big question, though... did they learn to blow bubbles???

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#94666
Dec 18, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
I am going to discuss this with vet when we return. His dry food has glucosamine in it, but I want to bump it up.
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Alway's remember, the Vets have their own expensive versions of these drugs.......also, if possible talk to as many other dog owners as you can.....for your own benefit.....

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#94667
Dec 18, 2013
 
I will, actually my buddy was telling me the same thing about the glucoesamine. I have just switched to this vet, after my cat passed away last month, the place I had used left such a bitter taste in my mouth, I decided to switch. This place seems very nice, they volunteered to work up estimates of costs so I could choose what I wanted done, the other place would have not done that unless I specifically asked. They would have gone straight to the $$ option.
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<quoted text> Alway's remember, the Vets have their own expensive versions of these drugs.......also, if possible talk to as many other dog owners as you can.....for your own benefit.....
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What was her scam? I just heard she wasn't who she said she was and it was something that happened when I was on a break for awhile. Why is that a big deal? Did she steal money from people or something? What was the scam?
IDK what 'her' endgame was. It might simply have been for the self aggrandizement of pulling off a big troll game on people, making them think she was a 'therapist' and having them take tests to see if they were introverts.. race admires 'her' troll capabilities and he kept up with her. Sub still does, as well. She's been doing this on several forums. I hope she wasn't stealing money from anyone but it's typical that after people are scammed they are embarrassed and don't advertise what happened to them. A lot of people quit posting after 'she' left. Ask EEE or teri or Garth if you keep up with them, if they really existed after all. I mean- she portrayed you as some sort of "kitten with a whip" for some reason. IDK why. Do you? I called Angelique770 on 'her' BS. She got pizzed and held a grudge. Does that HAVE to make sense? Or, do we just accept the story about the government not picking up her grant to study Topix and she went off to travel the world with her Secret Service husband?

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A thought wrote:
<quoted text>IDK what 'her' endgame was. It might simply have been for the self aggrandizement of pulling off a big troll game on people, making them think she was a 'therapist' and having them take tests to see if they were introverts.. race admires 'her' troll capabilities and he kept up with her. Sub still does, as well. She's been doing this on several forums. I hope she wasn't stealing money from anyone but it's typical that after people are scammed they are embarrassed and don't advertise what happened to them. A lot of people quit posting after 'she' left. Ask EEE or teri or Garth if you keep up with them, if they really existed after all. I mean- she portrayed you as some sort of "kitten with a whip" for some reason. IDK why. Do you? I called Angelique770 on 'her' BS. She got pizzed and held a grudge. Does that HAVE to make sense? Or, do we just accept the story about the government not picking up her grant to study Topix and she went off to travel the world with her Secret Service husband?
This still makes no sense. Even if someone took some introvert tests and the like, how is that a scam? They have those in magazines all the time. And why would anyone be embarrassed about that? Maybe there's more to it that I am missing, but that isn't anything remotely close to what a scam is. You rarely know who you are talking to, but I can attest that a lot of the people from back then do exist. All in all, I am not sure why it's such a big deal anyway that some people are even bringing it up years later. It's a bit crazy-town, if you ask me. It's like constantly dragging up an argument you had with a cashier on April 10, 1996 about the price of gum. It really doesn't matter. <smh> Obviously I am missing something here.

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Dec 18, 2013
 
I splurged and bought the cats a really expensive dry food, one of those all natural things with dried blueberries, etc. "Blue" something in the label, etc. they weren't too jazzed about it. I feed them all the canned they can eat, so rose was eating a lot of canned food. Cheap canned food, so she was crapping like a hungover frat boy (seriously, there were things in there that were so huge, it had to hurt). Then I ran out of IAMS, which I was mixing with the new expensive stuff. The couple of times I made it to the store (I no longer am driving), they were out of their IAMS. Then I gave up on trying to get them to eat the expensive dry and started feeding it to the stray toms that came to my back porch.

I started feeding my cats the cheap clearance crap from Walmart that I had bought for the stray toms. They liked it okay. Rose would eat all the canned she was given, then finish Mia's. She was becoming a real pig.

Finally got a bag of IAMS and now Rosie camps out and chows on dry, wants far less canned, and the litter box looks much better. She walks away before eating all the canned she is given. So she isn't a huge pig, the poor girl just was hungry without her favorite dry food!

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Dec 18, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I splurged and bought the cats a really expensive dry food, one of those all natural things with dried blueberries, etc. "Blue" something in the label, etc. they weren't too jazzed about it. I feed them all the canned they can eat, so rose was eating a lot of canned food. Cheap canned food, so she was crapping like a hungover frat boy (seriously, there were things in there that were so huge, it had to hurt). Then I ran out of IAMS, which I was mixing with the new expensive stuff. The couple of times I made it to the store (I no longer am driving), they were out of their IAMS. Then I gave up on trying to get them to eat the expensive dry and started feeding it to the stray toms that came to my back porch.
I started feeding my cats the cheap clearance crap from Walmart that I had bought for the stray toms. They liked it okay. Rose would eat all the canned she was given, then finish Mia's. She was becoming a real pig.
Finally got a bag of IAMS and now Rosie camps out and chows on dry, wants far less canned, and the litter box looks much better. She walks away before eating all the canned she is given. So she isn't a huge pig, the poor girl just was hungry without her favorite dry food!
That's what you get for trying to spoil them!!!
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This still makes no sense. Even if someone took some introvert tests and the like, how is that a scam? They have those in magazines all the time. And why would anyone be embarrassed about that? Maybe there's more to it that I am missing, but that isn't anything remotely close to what a scam is. You rarely know who you are talking to, but I can attest that a lot of the people from back then do exist. All in all, I am not sure why it's such a big deal anyway that some people are even bringing it up years later. It's a bit crazy-town, if you ask me. It's like constantly dragging up an argument you had with a cashier on April 10, 1996 about the price of gum. It really doesn't matter. <smh> Obviously I am missing something here.
Yes, I think you are.

You DID ask though.

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Stina, I think it felt like more of a betrayal to quite a few people. They trusted Angelique, thought of her as a friend, confided in her, etc. for a while, I think? Like a year?

So to find out you were duped is more than a little embarrassing, perhaps, because you throw in oh her emotions. Maybe sort of like a person who got scammed by a con man posing as a man in love with you? That is my take on it, anyway.

then you throw in some crazy ass people like ferrerman and the other seeming trolls who show up in his wake (or vice versa), and who know in whom to believe?

Meanwhile, friends I've never met in the Washington post Carolyn Hax forum collected money an d sent me a gift card totaling $975. THAT is trust to me, on so many levels. People sending money to someone they've never met for someone they'll never meet. Care packages from people I've never met or spoken with one-on-one, like on the phone or even just by email.

The level of trust and willingness to believe is remarkable, give the otherwise anonymity of this medium.

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#94674
Dec 18, 2013
 
We had a yellow lab that had ear infections all the time.....we went through everything we or the vet could think of.......finally this great guy that owns a pet store asked....Do you feed her dry food with grain in it ? Turn's out some dogs have an allergy to grain.....We bought this more expensive fancy dry food that had salmon and bison in it but zero grain......her ears cleared up completely.....incredible..... You never know, who might give you some great advice....lol....
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#94675
Dec 18, 2013
 
I grew up with redneck dogs. Whichever dog wanders on the property and stayd becomes ours and they all stay outside (unless it's super cold, then a garage) and eat all the leftover human food.
We've never had a problem.
Never did much vet stuff but put to sleep when ill/sick.

My mom had one recently she loved and was giving it my bro's Oxycodone in the water at the end before she could get to a vet!:/

Bro's dog woke mom one night when bro was not breathing right. He slept under bro many nights...after bro passed, the dog just eventually wandered off. Found him at a neighbor but the neighbor kept him and he has others to play with now, so it's all good I suppose.

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