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Inside Kristin Perry and Sandy Stier's cozy, hillside bungalow, the signs of a typical domestic life are everywhere: photos of vacations and their four sons on the mantel and walls; snacks of Naan for their hungry teenager in the kitchen; "Moms Rock!" and "You can't scare me -- I have children" magnets on the refrigerator.

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#1 Mar 19, 2013
The Mercury News found a fine writer for this piece.

I'm counting the days, and I'M OUT OF FINGERNAILS!

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#3 Mar 19, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I took Calley to the vet today for blood tests.
What do you suspect?

Brooklyn settling in with the others ok?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

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#4 Mar 19, 2013
snyper wrote:
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What do you suspect?
Brooklyn settling in with the others ok?
Calley was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease of the liver 2 years ago, while I was living upstate New York. He's been on 3 daily medications since. I've learned first-hand over the years that when a cat doesn't eat, get him or her to a vet at once. Calley didn't want to eat breakfast 2 days ago which is extremely unusual, so instead of "waiting until he gets better", I made an appointment at the vet (65 miles from here :() immediately.(Turned out he just wasn't hungry, as he has eaten every meal completely since then.)

She said he looked a little jaundiced, and took some blood samples for teh lab to run some tests on. She said she would call me with teh results tomorrow.

Brooklyn is fine and affectionate when you hold him, but after putting him on teh floor, he immediately dashes off to hide in teh garage (it's connected to teh house by a door in teh laundry room). He's only been here a couple of days so it may take awhile for him to get used to his new surroundings.

It took a bout a year or so before Grayson became a "good" cat. Since Samantha died so suddenly in November, things have taken a surprising turn as now Jaime and Grayson are EXTREMELY affectionate to one another.

And for the first time, all my cats (4 now; Calley, Jaime, Grayson, and Brooklyn) are all males.

I'll just have to see what thevet says tomororw.

Since: May 12

Livonia, MI

#5 Mar 19, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Calley was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease of the liver 2 years ago, while I was living upstate New York. He's been on 3 daily medications since. I've learned first-hand over the years that when a cat doesn't eat, get him or her to a vet at once. Calley didn't want to eat breakfast 2 days ago which is extremely unusual, so instead of "waiting until he gets better", I made an appointment at the vet (65 miles from here :() immediately.(Turned out he just wasn't hungry, as he has eaten every meal completely since then.)
She said he looked a little jaundiced, and took some blood samples for teh lab to run some tests on. She said she would call me with teh results tomorrow.
Brooklyn is fine and affectionate when you hold him, but after putting him on teh floor, he immediately dashes off to hide in teh garage (it's connected to teh house by a door in teh laundry room). He's only been here a couple of days so it may take awhile for him to get used to his new surroundings.
It took a bout a year or so before Grayson became a "good" cat. Since Samantha died so suddenly in November, things have taken a surprising turn as now Jaime and Grayson are EXTREMELY affectionate to one another.
And for the first time, all my cats (4 now; Calley, Jaime, Grayson, and Brooklyn) are all males.
I'll just have to see what thevet says tomororw.
Here's hoping its all good news.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

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#6 Mar 19, 2013
Someting happened on the way back form teh vet about an hour ago. that I found very bizzare.

I was on I-10 West heading back from the vet in Oro Valley to back home here in Coolidge. The distance on I-10 alone is about 37 miles. about 25 miles from home, i saw thick black smoke rising in the distance about 5 miles away. Seeing it was very unusual, and I wasn't sure if it was smoke from a factory in teh distance, or a brush fire, or a fire deliberately set to burn trash or what the source or cause of the smoke was.

When I got to my exit on I-10, and headed north, I could see that the source of teh thick smoke was almost certainly on the state road I would be taking to get to my home.

As I got closer, I could begin to see flames and that it was definitely not smoke from a factory, or any other "normal" thing.

It turned out to be house, fronting the highway, completely engulfed in flames. I pulled over and called 911. A few other cars stopped also. A person who apparently was the owner was trying to save belongings, but the house was completely engulfed, and teh roof had already collapsed. And there were NO police, nor fire trucks there yet.

I called 911, spoke to the dispatcher, gaven them my exact location, and told them that I was directly in front of a house in flames, and that the fire department was needed immediately. The 911 operator verified the location with me and said they would send someone.

As there were a few people there besides me, as well as the owner, and teh house was totally engulfed in flames, I found it surprising that nobody was there already.

I called 911 again, and they said they were sending someone.

About 5 minutes later, teh 911 dispatcher called ME and told me that nobody was coming, not police, nor teh fire department, "because the house is not within the jurisdiction of any local fire department !" I said "What are you going to do then ?!" And teh dispatcher said to me (NO KIDDING !). "Just let it burn itself out." (???!!!)

I stayed awhile and nobody ever came from the police department, nor teh fire departemnt. So I left and drove home, with the house still in flames and a guy who I'm guesisng was teh owner trying to save his belongings.

They let this guy's house burn to the ground and NOBODY came ! They just let the house burn to the ground and made NO attempt to help this man at all.

I'm from New York, and I've NEVER heard of such a thing !

This happened about 1-1/2 hours ago, on State Route 87 just north of I-10, about 16 miles south of my house in Coolidge.(If you want to look up the location on Google Earth.)

And it's not likt the hous eis in teh miidle of nowhere. It ffronts teh highway, and there are houses and comercial buildings all up and down Highway 87.

NOBODY WOULD HELP ! UNBELIEVABLE !

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

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#8 Mar 19, 2013
I just called the Coolidge Police Department about this, and spoke to them about this at length. The woman I spoke to at teh police department said the police SHOUD HAVE responded, and she cannot explain why the fire department did not respond. Especially since I called 911 TWICE. And the 911 dispatcher called me back !

UNBELIEVABLE !

Does NOT fill you with confidence when you call 911.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#9 Mar 19, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
I just called the Coolidge Police Department about this, and spoke to them about this at length. The woman I spoke to at teh police department said the police SHOUD HAVE responded, and she cannot explain why the fire department did not respond. Especially since I called 911 TWICE. And the 911 dispatcher called me back !
UNBELIEVABLE !
Does NOT fill you with confidence when you call 911.
I guess it is once again time to pack up and MOVE.
Dump

Enterprise, AL

#10 Mar 20, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
I just called the Coolidge Police Department about this, and spoke to them about this at length. The woman I spoke to at teh police department said the police SHOUD HAVE responded, and she cannot explain why the fire department did not respond. Especially since I called 911 TWICE. And the 911 dispatcher called me back !
UNBELIEVABLE !
Does NOT fill you with confidence when you call 911.
Guess you have a lot to learn about rural living.

Don't you have a spell checker?

In 3 posts, you misspelled "the" 18 times.

I easily recognized it because of having caught my dominate hand in a 10" table saw, leaving my fingers mutilated and with nerve damage. I have to be very attentive to my typing.

What's your excuse?

Since: Mar 09

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#11 Mar 20, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
Calley was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease of the liver 2 years ago, while I was living upstate New York. He's been on 3 daily medications since. I've learned first-hand over the years that when a cat doesn't eat, get him or her to a vet at once. Calley didn't want to eat breakfast 2 days ago which is extremely unusual, so instead of "waiting until he gets better", I made an appointment at the vet (65 miles from here :() immediately.(Turned out he just wasn't hungry, as he has eaten every meal completely since then.)
She said he looked a little jaundiced, and took some blood samples for teh lab to run some tests on. She said she would call me with teh results tomorrow.
Brooklyn is fine and affectionate when you hold him, but after putting him on teh floor, he immediately dashes off to hide in teh garage (it's connected to teh house by a door in teh laundry room). He's only been here a couple of days so it may take awhile for him to get used to his new surroundings.
It took a bout a year or so before Grayson became a "good" cat. Since Samantha died so suddenly in November, things have taken a surprising turn as now Jaime and Grayson are EXTREMELY affectionate to one another.
And for the first time, all my cats (4 now; Calley, Jaime, Grayson, and Brooklyn) are all males.
I'll just have to see what thevet says tomororw.
Ever seen this series?

Since: Mar 09

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#12 Mar 20, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
I just called the Coolidge Police Department about this, and spoke to them about this at length. The woman I spoke to at teh police department said the police SHOUD HAVE responded, and she cannot explain why the fire department did not respond. Especially since I called 911 TWICE. And the 911 dispatcher called me back !
UNBELIEVABLE !
Does NOT fill you with confidence when you call 911.
A very Republican and Libertarian State.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#13 Mar 20, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>I guess it is once again time to pack up and MOVE.
My lease runs to 2014 and I plan on renewing it for at least 2 years.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#14 Mar 20, 2013
Dump wrote:
<quoted text>
Guess you have a lot to learn about rural living.
Don't you have a spell checker?
In 3 posts, you misspelled "the" 18 times.
I easily recognized it because of having caught my dominate hand in a 10" table saw, leaving my fingers mutilated and with nerve damage. I have to be very attentive to my typing.
What's your excuse?
I live in The City Of Coolidge, Arizona, NOT a rural area.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#15 Mar 20, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
I just called the Coolidge Police Department about this, and spoke to them about this at length. The woman I spoke to at teh police department said the police SHOUD HAVE responded, and she cannot explain why the fire department did not respond. Especially since I called 911 TWICE. And the 911 dispatcher called me back !
UNBELIEVABLE !
Does NOT fill you with confidence when you call 911.
Fire and Police are part of Socialism. Arizona doesn't like Socialism. Hence, no one came. Personally, I like Socialism to a degree. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Police, Fire Departments, Libraries. Maybe they have one of those programs in Arizona where you pay a special fee and get a metal tag to nail to your house so the fire department will put it out if it goes up in flames.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#16 Mar 20, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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Fire and Police are part of Socialism. Arizona doesn't like Socialism. Hence, no one came. Personally, I like Socialism to a degree. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Police, Fire Departments, Libraries. Maybe they have one of those programs in Arizona where you pay a special fee and get a metal tag to nail to your house so the fire department will put it out if it goes up in flames.
Well, when I happened to pass by on my way home frm the veteeranarian with Calley, the house was fully engulfed, and teh roof had collapsed.

Apparently, even though this house fronts State Route 87, 2 miles north of I-10, and is only about 2 miles from Eloy, and not far from Coolidge, you have to pay "Rural Metro" UP FRONT for fire extinguishing services.

But even given that, I am still shocked that the state police, nor the county sheriff, even came to check out the situation, and MAKE SURE THAT there were no childrin in the house, nor anyone else in teh house.

Is it UNREASONABLE to expect the state police, or county sheriff, to show up at a fire to make sure that there are no deaths, or injuries, or possible arson or other crime ???

I feel bad for this man, as I watched him frantically tring to save some of his possessions, from a fire that was obviously out of control.

This would NOT happen in New York ! Long Island's numerous fire departments are ALL volunteer, and they always show up for even a small trash fire.

This incident does NOT give me confidence that anyone would respond if I called 911 if I were in some sort of emergency.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#17 Mar 20, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, when I happened to pass by on my way home frm the veteeranarian with Calley, the house was fully engulfed, and teh roof had collapsed.
Apparently, even though this house fronts State Route 87, 2 miles north of I-10, and is only about 2 miles from Eloy, and not far from Coolidge, you have to pay "Rural Metro" UP FRONT for fire extinguishing services.
But even given that, I am still shocked that the state police, nor the county sheriff, even came to check out the situation, and MAKE SURE THAT there were no childrin in the house, nor anyone else in teh house.
Is it UNREASONABLE to expect the state police, or county sheriff, to show up at a fire to make sure that there are no deaths, or injuries, or possible arson or other crime ???
I feel bad for this man, as I watched him frantically tring to save some of his possessions, from a fire that was obviously out of control.
This would NOT happen in New York ! Long Island's numerous fire departments are ALL volunteer, and they always show up for even a small trash fire.
This incident does NOT give me confidence that anyone would respond if I called 911 if I were in some sort of emergency.
Don't you get it? The police are only there to protect those who pay their fees.

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