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penske212

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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 7:14:13 PM

After having so many people admire my pictures on my profile someone suggested a "Pets" topic. Gas Buddy suggested I start it here. Here goes!
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2015 12:54:42 AM

howdy pet peeps..

yesterday we had a high of 55° with rain, and today we had a high of 54° and rain..average high is 74°..

DJ says "arf, arf"..

have a great Monday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 1:03:39 AM

howdy Sneakers, mags, Toadman..

Toadman: 40 is young..you're in a room fulla old geezers, and we're still alive-lol..you ain't even reached halfway yet..happy birthday in 4 months..

mags: lol-is your grand-daughter correct ??-hehe..when my grand-daughters are around, i'm sure they think i'm an old juvenile delinquent also-ain't it grand ??..poor Haley-no respect from the robins..and a stinky yard for her too ??-for shame..lol..

Sneakers: happy big 60 dude-i got ya by almost five years-i'll be 65 on July 31..glad to know all four animals were accountable..i understand how AJ and the BFF arguing is nerve-racking..it's good you can plug your cash flow..woohoo-a birthday trim from the BFF-and she didn't stab ya-lol, jk..cheesecake or birthday cake ice cream-sounds like a winner either way..again, happy 60th..

DJ is not happy-it rained this afternoon while i was cutting the jungle-it HAD to be cut, cause i hadn't cut it this spring..the weeds were tall enough that DJ could hide in them and sneak attack me, so rain or not, i had to at least cut the jungle part..

have a great Sunday 2s and 4s..

[Edited by: 10k at 4/26/2015 1:04:43 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 12:17:21 AM

Hi there pet lovers, Happy Birthday Sneakers hope that you had a great day!, Toadman your only as old as you feel past 60 and I still love squirt gun fights with the kids and water-ballon baseball sneaker sneaker. My Grand-daughter told me I will be the oldest living junenlile delinquent ever! Well little Haley is having a Mexican stand off with the robins in the back yard and I made the yard stinky with the fertilizer so I have to stay in the house for a while whew what an odor! 10K Haley's center of gravity is lower then mine but now that I'am a little older so is mine as my mother says You aint no spring chicken sister you are getting shorter too! Thanks Mom I love you too! Hope you all are having a great weekend!
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 10:59:55 PM

The BFF came over today for my birthday. After dinner, she decided to trim my white beard. Part of my beard hair fell on the patio and Ritalin decided to eat it!
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 4:31:34 PM

I hate that I am just under 4 months away from hitting the BIG 40.
I hate that I am really not looking forward to that for some reason.
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 3:42:29 PM

Tiger is sleeping on my chest as I'm reclined.

Tommy is curled up next to the recliner. I can reach over and pet the top of his back half.

Today's my birthday (the big 60) and AJ and the BFF are out getting stuff to feed me. Not sure what they're going to come back with but I expressed my desire to have a cheesecake in preference to a white or chocolate cake. I'm pretty sure it will be grilled as it was noted were also out of charcoal.

My sleep was rather weird over the past 24 hours. I fell asleep in the recliner yesterday afternoon and then woke up in time for the 5:00 PM news. Then, I took a nap early in the evening and stayed asleep for about six hours. I then stayed up in the early morning. I took another nap, to be awakened by the BFF bearing gifts of birthday cake ice cream.

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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 3:54:43 AM

On Apr 24, 2015 11:23:05 PM, 10k wrote:

>wow, no sleep in the middle of the night ??-whats up, if i may ask ??

AJ and the BFF were boyfriend and girlfriend. They broke up. Lots of arguing around here. No fun for me.

And I go through periodic thoughts about moving back to Kansas City and being with my Mom. My 66 year old brother is now living with her and he's getting tired of doing it. Although it's largely coming home at night and taking Mom out two half-days a week.

I ran up a lot of one-time expenses getting into the house and I got scammed by a quick talking former friend of the BFF to the tune of $800 a month! And it didn't help one bit that I was supporting both AJ and the BFF for a while. With AJ working again and supporting himself (the last thing we had to go out and buy was a chainsaw to cut down a damaged tree), and the BFF over at her Mom's house, my cash flow problems are ready to go away. AJ's now feeding me money and not the other way around.

I was worried that AJ was going to move out and leave me with a house that I would be hard-pressed to support. We had a verbal agreement from a while back that he was going to do most of the house maintenance in return for a roof over his head. He reminded me of that, although if I was bound and determined to go back up with Mom he'd survive.

I set down yesterday morning and figured out my cash flow. Several holes I can plug. Will likely do it after being busy next week. Also planning to make a a one-shot IRA withdrawal next month. I want to think that over a bit before I do it. Going to be online but busy until May 18th and I'll do it after then.

>hope you're ok..

I'm fine now. Fell asleep in the recliner after a late lunch. Felt sleepy after the 6:00 PM news and I slept for several hours. I'll likely go back to sleep for a while after I get my 1625 GasBuddy points (messages, news stories, and videos) and have something to eat (haven't eaten since about 3:00 PM yesterday).

>at least Ritalin and Tiger were asleep..i presume Rocky and Tommy
>were accountable later in the morning ??..

All four pets were present and accounted for later in the day. Rocky sleeps under the BFF's bed, even if the BFF isn't there. Tommy is an indoor/outdoor cat much more than Tiger is. Tommy was meowing at the door yesterday morning. He didn't catch any live meat which he does from time to time.

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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 12:23:05 AM

Sneakers:

wow, no sleep in the middle of the night ??-whats up, if i may ask ??..hope you're ok..

at least Ritalin and Tiger were asleep..i presume Rocky and Tommy were accountable later in the morning ??..

DJ is passed out on the dining room carpet, but i guarantee if i walk by there, she will be awake to pounce on her yellow rubber ball, before i can reach it ; )

have a great Saturday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 5:19:05 AM

I'm not sleeping. Too many things to think about.

Ritalin is sleeping on the sofa.

Rocky? I don't know where he is.

Tiger is sleeping in his cat carrier.

Tommy? I don't know where he is.

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 12:57:07 AM

howdy mags, Sneakers..

mags: Haley has a lower center of gravity than you, and is a few years younger-that's why she can do all that stuff that you and i can't do-lol..DJ doesn't seem to mind vet trips-mebbe it's cause she gets a 5 mile car ride ??..ask the neighbors who's yard it is-i don't think my neighbors are happy with me either, cause they've been cutting grass for a month, and my centipede has just now started turning green..of course, i have weedy stuff in my yard that i should have cut this week-but i didn't-hehe..i need to change the oil in my mower before i fire it up anyway..

Sneakers: it's good that Tiger and Rocky checked out fine..ya reckon Tiger's sneezing is weather related ??-DJ and i are having fits with the pollen here..poor Rocky-good thing he's not aggressive, with the pulling and pushing..or is he just a big teddy bear who's afraid of the vet ??-lol..

DJ is currently conked out upstairs, but i know she will be down here before i go up..

have a great Friday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 1:13:20 PM

Hi BG well you know how that hide and seek works especially when its cold out and I don't want to play outside goes. But at least she makes me laugh her little leaps and bounds and spinning around. I don't understand how anyone can spin around that fast and not get dizzy, I turn around and it takes me a few minutes to get my bearings or at least try to think straight snicker snicker. Know just what you mean sneakers about visiting the vet Haley now let her butt point out at the vet and buries her head in and under my arm and then the shaking starts. We started taking her to deliver cookies for our vet once in a while and that has helped calm her down but she knows if she has to go past the desk its for her. Little buggers are so smart and people think animals are dumb! Hi Penske I hope this fonds you on the mend our prayers are with you my dear! Well today our weather is better and the sun is shinning with little or no wind. At least no rain for a day or two! Time to get out and fertilize until the neighbors complain!
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 1:27:14 AM

Had vet rechecks for Tiger Tuesday and Rocky Wednesday.

Tiger was fine. But earlier today I heard him sneezing.

Rocky was very skittish at the vet. He kept shaking the whole time. He had to be pulled and pushed to get hime out of his hiding place under where I was sitting.

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 1:07:05 AM

howdy mags..it's good seeing ya again ; )

so Haley is a night stalker eh ??-welcome to the club..DJ is primarily black, so when she's out stalking at night, she is hard to find also..y'alls cold weather is due in here tomorrow and tomorrow night-brrrr..

congrats on mom's medical news-any time they are told to come back in 6 months, that is good news ; )

as far as i know, DJ and i are okay, but our bank accounts are needing CPR ;(

have a great Thursday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 5:39:39 PM

Hello to all, wow its been a while! Haley has become the night stalker if there is a bug in the grass she will find it out there in the grass! Going to the bathroom at night has become a game of hide and seek in and out of the house. It does not help because she is black and hard to find, and she wants to play catch me. It would not be bad but here in Wi it has once again turned cold with a few snow flurries... Mom seen her Doctor yesterday and she had the best news for this year. She is doing great and does not have to be seen again for 6 months! Except 1x a month she has to check in for her Coumadin level. To all who have been there for me I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I truly hope that those finds you all well! And once again thank You all!
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 12:40:57 AM

howdy y'all..

wow-we had our first wall to wall day of sunshine in a while-now i just need some showers to wash down the pollen that will be blowing around tomorrow, cause the weatherdude says we could have wind gusts of 40+mph-ugh..

DJ is slowly turning black again-the mud is disappearing from her, probably into my carpet-sighhhh..

she says "arf, arf" to everyone ; )

have a great Wednesday 2s & 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 12:21:29 AM

howdy Sneakers..

poor Rocky..at least you got all the animal farm accounted for-lol..

at least ya know Ritalin and Nikki are the same sex..snicker..

that last story is too funny: "His eyes are open.. you'll be able to play with him in two or three weeks!"..that's childhood funny ; )

DJ has been mud free for 2 straight days now-woohoo..

have a great Tuesday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 1:56:01 AM

When I was little, one of the neighbor kids came up to visit. The only newborn creature he had seen was a puppy, so he called me the "new puppy." His Mom told him that a newborn human was called a "baby."

The kid then said, "His eyes are open.. you'll be able to play with him in two or three weeks!"


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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 1:48:32 AM

Had the little boy and his Mom visit again.

The little boy called Ritalin a "he." The BFF said, "No, Rita is a 'she.'"

The Mom helpfully added that "She's a girl, just like Nikki." (No comment about who Nikki is, human or pet.)
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 1:43:47 AM

Current pet status:

Ritalin - Lying down quietly on the sofa.

Rocky - Don't know where he is. Would suspect he's under the BFF's bed because we had thunderstorms come through a few hours ago and the bedroom door was open.

Tiger - Curled up on my reclined stomach.

Tommy - Curled up in a Nike box that's partially full of mail.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 12:16:13 AM

howdy y'all..

i have an extremely muddy, brown black lab mix..DJ found a possum under my boardwalk, and since she couldn't reach it, she tried to burrow her way to it..the only thing she succeeded in doing was covering herself, and my boardwalk, in mud..she never got the possum either, but she left me with a huge muddy hole which will never dry out, until it quits raining and the sun shines-sighhhhhh..

hope everyone had a great weekend, including our 2 legged and 4 legged friends ; )

and have a great Monday 2s & 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 1:33:06 AM

howdy Sneakers:

good thing you explained it well to that boy..

poor Ritalin-i've been lucky in that i don't think i've had a dog scared of the weather..i had one dog, Sandy, who calmly slept through Hurricane Fran in 1996, while Fran ripped up everything that didn't move..

i guess your door will be the one Rocky will bark and paw on if the BFF left ; )

have a great Sunday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 2:43:24 AM

Tiger is curled up in the cat carrier. Yesterday, I had a little boy visiting who was going to close the cat carrier. We explained to him that we only close it when he needs to go to the veterinarian.

We had severe thunderstorms after dark. Even Ritalin was scared, and she doesn't usually get scared during storms. I've noted that Rocky is getting better, he used to not go outside during a thunderstorm and now he does. AJ credited that to the influence of Ritalin (the dog, not the drug). Rocky, on the other hand, was barking and pawing at the BFF's bedroom door. Wonder what Rocky would do if the BFF left and Rocky stayed... bark and paw at my bedroom door?
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 1:06:30 AM

howdy all again..

DJ got showered on again this morning-she comes to life when she has a "pollen" rinse-off ; )

at the time of this posting, it's a little bit cool outside, and she's laying on the garage steps, chillin' out..

have a great Saturday 2s and 4s..

[Edited by: 10k at 4/18/2015 1:07:45 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 12:28:43 AM

howdy all..

we had another brief shower move through today, and i think that was all she wrote for a few days-AAAAAAchooo..

DJ loves this cool weather-she is doing her best to become an outdoor doggie..during the day, she can, but at night, i wanna keep her indoors..there are all kinds of varmints and critters out there after dark..

she says "woof" to all..

have a great Friday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 12:43:51 AM

howdy all..

DJ is happy-she got rained on again today, so she's a black lab again..

i'm happy it rained also-more pollen down the drain..it was 58° today-woohoo..

have a great Thursday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 1:14:05 AM

Sneakers: i think you need to go to vet school so you will save money-lol..good to hear the animal farm is dong well, even though they seem to be a little kooky-lol..

nuttin' like a wet pet is there ??..we finally got some rain tonight-goodbye pollen for a day or two, and DJ just had to be out there in the middle of it-at least she got the pollen washed off of her also..she loves being toweled down..

have a great Wednesday 2s and 4s..

[Edited by: 10k at 4/15/2015 1:14:52 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 1:15:43 PM

What's going on with the pets on a dark and rainy day in the Houston area:

I don't think there's much of anything that comes out of a cat that Ritalin won't eat. The BFF is always catching her eating cat poop out of the litter box. And this morning, Tommy puked. I was going to clean it up but Ritalin got there first!

Ritalin was outside until a few minutes ago (as of when I wrote this). I called her and she ran across the back yard to come in the house. She was quite wet. The BFF heard all the commotion and she grabbed a towel to dry her off.

I haven't commented about Rocky since his teeth cleaning. He came home with a big red bandage on one of his front legs. The vet staff said Rocky reacted negatively for them when they tried to take it off. Rocky didn't do anything when I took it off. Then, he licked the leg he couldn't lick before. Today, Rocky was shaking and he was last seen going in the direction of the BFF's room.

Both cats are having medication put in their eyes. They're both getting calmer about having stuff put in their eyes. I commented to the BFF that "they're both getting calmer" and she asked if they needed to go to the vet. I asked why they would need to go to the vet and she said they were getting COLMER. I said, "No, they're getting CALMER!" (pronouncing the word very clearly)

I haven't seen Tiger since I took the trash out (got the trash out before the rain started and before the trash haulers came by) and he was going down the long hallway toward the BFF's room.

I haven't seen Tommy since I took the trash out. I just hope he's not still outside or if he is he hid in a dry place! There's nothing worse than a wet Tommy giving you a head-butt!

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 12:10:09 PM

On Apr 10, 2015 11:40:11 PM, 10k wrote:

>at least one good thing came out of it for Tommy: no "satellite dish"-lol..

He didn't get away scot-free, he had an IV put in.

>i hope Rocky got home okay this afternoon, before the storms, if any,
>hit that woulda scared him..

The forecasted storms for the past few days have come out delayed. And you have to have a heavy storm to get lightning in Texas (as compared to Kansas and Missouri). IIRC, I took an umbrella just in case but I didn't need it.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 12:47:50 AM

howdy y'all..

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAchooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo..

weatherdude says rain tomorrow-if it doesn't, there's one dead weatherdude..we need pollen-clearing rain, like two days ago..

DJ says howdy..

have a great Tuesday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 12:54:24 AM

howdy all:

DJ says "AAAAAAAAAchooooooooo", and so do i..

we are doing fine, except for sneezing our heads off-need rain just about every other day for the next month or so..

have a great Monday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 1:57:35 AM

howdy all:

as the Yankees baseball broadcaster said last night around the 17th inning: "when we started this game it was today, but today is now yesterday, and tomorrow's game with Boston is now today's game, and when we started this game, the Yankees first baseman was 34 years old-he's now 35 years old"-sounds like Yogi at his best..btw, for those interested, they played 19 innings, with 10 innings being "free baseball"-Boston won 6-5..

DJ and a "visiting" friend went swimming in the cement pond Saturday..

have a great Sunday 2s and 4s..

[Edited by: 10k at 4/12/2015 1:58:49 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 12:40:11 AM

Sneakers:

at least one good thing came out of it for Tommy: no "satellite dish"-lol..

i've had two root canals, and no prob with either of them-yet..

i hope Rocky got home okay this afternoon, before the storms, if any, hit that woulda scared him..

have a great Saturday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 1:14:57 PM

On Apr 10, 2015 12:00:55 AM, 10k wrote:

>poor Tommy: no balls, plus an eye infection and tapewarms..hopefully
>he will heal quickly from everything..

Disadvantage of a cat with a unknown history... you don't know if they have balls or not. Turns out Tommy had his previously removed. The BFF told me he was marking which is usually something unfixed cats do.

He didn't have to go home with an Elizabethan collar (or, as my BFF says, "satellite dish") on.

We pilled and put in drops on Tommy this morning. Pilling Tommy is a battle, but we don't have to do it until my birthday comes up. He gets eye drops twice a day for ten days.

>poor Rocky: a trip to get his teeth cleaned-i've told my dentist many times
>i would rather have a root canal than a teeth cleaning..

I've never had a root canal, all my teeth so far that have had serious trouble had it caught in time. I've heard "your mileage may vary" when it comes to a root canal.

They just called, Rocky went through the procedure just fine. But they want to keep him until 3:30 PM so the sedation fully wears off. Probably about the time the thunderstorms will be hitting.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 1:00:55 AM

Sneakers: lol on your post at 1:52:58pm-only one kitty, so Tiger had to do-snicker..

poor Tommy: no balls, plus an eye infection and tapewarms..hopefully he will heal quickly from everything..

poor Rocky: a trip to get his teeth cleaned-i've told my dentist many times i would rather have a root canal than a teeth cleaning..

i bet Tommy was happy to get that bandage off off him..all my animals try to chew those things off..

DJ says "woof, woof" to all your gang ; )

have a great Friday 2s and 4s..

[Edited by: 10k at 4/10/2015 1:02:03 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 6:44:04 PM

Tommy came home with a bright orange bandage midway up on one of his paws. They told me I could take it off after thirty minutes. A lot more than thirty minutes passed before I saw Tommy again. He just came by and I took the bandage off. I think he was happy to be able to lick himself. The bandage material looked like the stuff they wrap arms with at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center after you donate.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 5:04:39 PM

Just got a phone call from the veterinarian. Tomorrow, Rocky gets to go through the drill of nothing to eat after midnight and going to the office before 7:30 AM.

He's getting his teeth cleaned.

Next week, I'm not expecting any pets will have to go to the vet.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 4:47:46 PM

Tommy has no balls.After he takes the medication the veterinarian prescribed, he'll hopefully have no eye infection and no tapeworms. As it stands now, he has an eye infection and tapeworms. The BFF will be overjoyed to discover she gets to put stuff in the eyes of both cats.

I've been keeping my eyes on Rocky. Unless he's scratching when he's behind the couch, he's not scratching at all.

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 1:52:58 PM

Rocky is much better today. I have watched him for several minutes and he hasn't scratched once.

One of my BFF's friends came over with two of her little boys. They wanted to pet the kitties. I had to tell them Tommy was not here so they both petted Tiger.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 10:19:58 AM

On Apr 8, 2015 11:46:33 PM, 10k wrote:

>poor Tommy-no food, then no identity, just an "it dog"..

I'm going to tell them they're bringing back the wrong pet if they hand me a dog. Tommy is a cat.

I fell asleep in the chair and woke up a bit after 1:00 AM. I then searched the house for Tommy. I found Tommy sleeping in a laundry basket. He then went to the spare bedroom and I went to my bedroom.

The BFF just got a phone call. They discovered Tommy was already neutered. We weren't sure but the former owner told us that he'd been neutered but I don't trust what they said very much. I figured that a veterinarian would be able to recognize a neutered cat and they did. Rocky got a tattoo that indicates he's neutered.

Tommy went through all that not eating. When I opened the spare bedroom door, he made a dash for the food dish. I anticipated he'd do that and I closed the hall door. I tried to put him in the cat carrier and he made a dash for the other spare bedroom. The BFF picked him up and I held the cat carrier steady.


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howdy all..

Sneakers: my previous dog had to use that medicated shampoo-good stuff..poor Rocky-a shot, pills, and bath time..

poor Tommy-no food, then no identity, just an "it dog"..

DJ is also an "it" doggie ; )

have a great Thursday 2s and 4s..

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Two out of four days in a row completed taking pets to the veterinarian.

Today, Rocky went for severe itching. He got a shot, medicated shampoo, and two types of pills.

Tomorrow, Tommy goes in bright and early to get neutered. No food for Tommy after midnight. He's going in the spare bedroom that has a locking door. (The other spare bedroom has a door that doesn't want to stay locked.)
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howdy Sneakers..

good luck to Tiger and Rocky..the BFF has a great job-putting ointment in the eyes of a pet-ugh..

i've only got two accounts at the same bank, checking and savings..neither account is healthy anymore-sighhhh..

aluminum cans are 65 cents/lb right now, and the company paying that amount only keeps records of lbs and cash flow, so if i can get all the family's cans rounded up, 100 lbs would be $65-it ain't much, but it's unreported ; )

have a great Wednesday 2s and 4s..
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Tiger spent his day at the vet while I went out and closed two checking accounts, reported a slug of gas prices, fixed the Master Station List for two stations that had changed brands, and had lunch. I also got a phone call from my Investment Counselor at the company that manages my IRA. He asked if it was a convenient time. I told him I was in a parking lot, and I'd pull over, roll down the windows, and turn off the engine.

They gave him a shot of Convenia (not a good drug if the pet turns out to be allergic to it because it hangs around a long time; Tiger had had it before) and some eye ointment three times a day. The BFF put the first dose of eye ointment in Tiger's eyes a little bit ago.

Rocky goes tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 for severe itching.



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Tiger gets dropped off at the vet tomorrow morning, and they will look at him. They will call when he's ready.

I think he has a cat allergy. He will purr, but his purrs are wheezy. And his eyes are watery. He's not like he was the last time he went in for this kind of problem. That time, he had yellow snot draining from his nose.

While Tiger's at the vet, I'm going to go around and close a couple of checking accounts. The banks that were convenient from my old apartment aren't that good for my new-to-me house. The new checking account is at just about the closest bank to me (there's one on the right side of the road, but the one that I have is on the left side of the road).
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howdy Sneakers and GM..

hope all had a Happy Easter..

GM: i hear ya on that food coma-i got one at my mom's-she kept bringing out food, and we kept saying "we're full"-as we shoveled in more-lol..

Sneakers: i was gonna comment on some of your post, but it's late-i'll hit ya up tomorrow night if i get in at a decent time.."Rocket scientist and WalMart greeter"-that's funny..

have a great Monday 2s and 4s..

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Happy Easter All:Have a great Easter 2's and 4's

Hoping for a food coma today. lol
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On Apr 5, 2015 12:18:21 AM, 10k wrote:

>thanx for the info..i'm fully retired also, but not by choice..

I looked at my options and considered there was basically two. I was working on a computer that nobody on the planet used. (We had some test rigs but you couldn't fly them in space. We also had one flight computer [for twenty people] to debug sticky problems. Worked Space Station for 15 years and never used it.) One was retraining (which I considered to be a crapshoot... I'd likely be done retraining by the time it was to retire for good. I had an offer to retrain as a Petroleum Engineer but I figured I'd need some additional training to be ready for the Petroleum Engineering curriculum because I had only one college-level chemistry course), and the other was to retire. I also had some medical problems that impacted my work but my doctors told me I wasn't bad enough to be declared disabled. The company I worked for is still in business, but shrunken considerably in Houston. I get a pension (the company I worked for made retirement from layoff different than retirement if you up and quit first). I also lived on less money than I made and saved the difference. I make more after-tax than i did when I was working. but I'm in a lower tax bracket.

>due to the lack of an economy, our company got tired of losing money, and closed on the first
>Friday in February, 2010..we were 50 weeks from being open for 50 years.

Sounds like your situation was worse than mine. I had basically worked myself out of a job. having implemented all the changes they wanted but one. But the one was a biggie.

>i guess i was to selective in the early going of unemployment-

I got my severance check and I hopped in the car and went on vacation at Mom's house. One of my older brothers was unemployed at the same time, and he was mystified why I didn't take unemployment. He told me about getting unemployment in Missouri, and I said "That's not the case in Texas." In Texas, you get a new fulltime job when you get unemployment compensation - it's called "finding another fulltime job."

>i was picky, and passed over a few jobs, cause i was looking another
>permanent job

I never bothered to look. Human Resources sent me a 12-page document stating what to expect during layoff. (I had to load encrypted E-mail to get a link to an unprotected 12-page document. Go figure.) They called me up a couple of weeks later to ask if I understood the 12-page document. I said, "Well, your 12-page document incorporates a 51-page document by reference. I read and understand the 51-page document. The 51-page document incorporates a 101-page document by reference. I read and understand the 101-page document.
I read and understand all three documents."

>..i thought i was too old to keep changing jobs til i got the one i wanted

I'm probably qualified for two jobs: rocket scientist (although if they called me up, I'd probably have to admit "I've forgotten all about it in five and a half years" but I spend most of my waking hours on the computer!) and Wal-Mart greeter. I'd never do what one young girl did to me. She was telling me that I went in the other entrance. I replied, "The other entrance has a McDonald's. I own McDonalds [just a bit of stock]. And I would certainly would have looked to see how much business they had at the Golden Arches!"

I would have said "Kroger bag-boy" or "H-E-B bag-boy" but they look at all the gray hair and the bag-boys (and bag-girls) offer to take my groceries out for me.

>now there are no jobs around here that pay decent wages for mid
>60 year old peeps ;(

There are probably some in the Energy Corridor but I don't think I could be a CEO. :-)

>DJ says "Run, Ritalin, run"-lol..

Ritalin is a purebred German Shepherd. The vet gave AJ the "spay your pet" speech and he told them he wants her to have puppies. At least there's no chance of having Ritalin make puppies with Rocky.

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Sneakers:

thanx for the info..i'm fully retired also, but not by choice..due to the lack of an economy, our company got tired of losing money, and closed on the first Friday in February, 2010..we were 50 weeks from being open for 50 years..i guess i was to selective in the early going of unemployment-i was picky, and passed over a few jobs, cause i was looking another permanent job..i thought i was too old to keep changing jobs til i got the one i wanted.....now there are no jobs around here that pay decent wages for mid 60 year old peeps ;(

DJ says "Run, Ritalin, run"-lol..

have a great Sunday 2s & 4s..

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On Apr 3, 2015 11:37:26 PM, 10k wrote:

>happy seven month birthday to Ritalin-and she's the only female in an all male
>household, other than your BFF eh ??..good thing everybody's fixed-lol..

Ritalin isn't fixed, but the only animal here who has the right DNA to make puppies is fixed.

>i think the police aren't happy arresting an animal..maybe they think
>it's the animal controllers job ??-or maybe they think he is where he
>wants to be..or maybe Tommy's former owner said to heck with it ??..

Tommy's former owner can't keep Tommy in the first place, that's the reason he ended up here. He did make the comment I could have him if AJ wasn't around.

>wow dude-good thing you are semi-retired..

I'm completely retired and I have considered myself such since 18 September 2009. I did retire from a layoff when Space Station development wound down. The real estate agent that sold me my house was my former manager when I worked, so I'm not the only one. He ended out getting busted down to lead, a halfway point between manager and grunt. I didn't ask how small the group was now, he only does real estate part time. I think the earliest appointment I had during workdays was at 3:00 PM.

>better gas up on Monday, so you can drive it out every day next week..

Filled up Friday. The vet's only about three miles and six gas stations away, so I'll have an excuse to get out and get gas prices. Didn't have an excuse today.

I was wondering if Tiger needed the vet but up to a few minutes ago he was on my lap emitting croupy purrs.

>do you get frequent visitor discounts at the vet ??..lol

I have them on the Banfield Optimum Wellness Plan. Two checkups a year, free office visits, and 15% off the meds.

>..$2.19 is the cheapest around here..

Got my gas for $2.14 yesterday. Price hasn't gone up or down since yesterday. It's a "GB_Direct" station so I would assume the price is correct (never seen it wrong there).

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howdy Sneakers..

happy seven month birthday to Ritalin-and she's the only female in an all male household, other than your BFF eh ??..good thing everybody's fixed-lol..

DJ got another pill tonight, this one in vienna sausage..she loves cheese-i hadn't even thought of cheese..thanx Sneaks ; )

i think the police aren't happy arresting an animal..maybe they think it's the animal controllers job ??-or maybe they think he is where he wants to be..or maybe Tommy's former owner said to heck with it ??..

wow dude-good thing you are semi-retired..better gas up on Monday, so you can drive it out every day next week..do you get frequent visitor discounts at the vet ??..lol..$2.19 is the cheapest around here..

have a great Saturday 2s and 4s..
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Next week, I'm going to be a pet taxi. Back and forth to the vet's office. And my Escape is low on gas. Looked at GasBuddy, cheapest acceptable gas in the area is $2.14 a gallon at Valero.

Tiger goes in Tuesday morning for a cold. Hopefully, he'll be better before then and he won't need the visit.

Rocky goes in Wednesday afternoon because he's back to scratching all the time. They gave him some meds last time and he didn't scratch at all.

Tommy (if he is still here) goes in for a neuter Thursday morning.

Rocky goes in again Friday, this time for a teeth cleaning.
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