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    Sabrina and sudden weight loss

    Sabrina is about 14 or so I would think, she is the mother cat to two of our others that we took in years ago, and recently we noticed she is getting thin and it seems quickly. The other day she vomited a lot, but still is eating and drinking and loves her treats and plays and seems fine, but we...
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    Does this sound like a seizure, a nightmare or what?

    I was watching TV and 4 cats were laying by the wood stove when all of a sudden out of a deep sleep Sugar started twitching around, roling a bit, cried a little, the other cats all ran, so I yelled for Debbie that something really bad was going on and to get the carrier, I held Sugar, we put her...
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    Sylvester keeps vomiting, should I worry?

    Yesterday we had some fried chicken from Weis markets for lunch and of course I had to "share" some with several of our cats who beg and Sylvester was one of them. I give them little pieces of the meat only, no skin, and it was a bit more greasy than usual, and a few hours later Sylvester...
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    Is Rhinovirus running wild in your area?

    A week ago I woke up with a bit of a sore throat, felt a little off and hoped that it was just allergies and sinus. But by last Saturday it turned into full blown nasal congestion, slight fever, a bit of body aches and very little energy. I rested until Monday morning but felt lousy yet so I...
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    Mildly elevated kidney level in Sylvester, vet not too concerned but I am

    I had my baby boy Sylvester to the vet yesterday for his twice a year checkup and grooming (what fun that was!) and he hadn't had bloodwork done in 3 years so I told them to do it. Today the vet left a message saying overall it was good, she is happy with the results but there was one kidney...
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    Ever had an endoscopy?

    I have had several colonoscopies over the years but never an endoscopy where they put the tube down your throat to look into your stomach area. I went to a gastroenterologist back in July, I wanted to do it months earlier but thanks to Covid getting in to see some doctors is ridiculous, and I...
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    Garfield, a success story

    Back in early May one of the clients that I met through my work at Sights for Hope told me that her cat had died and she was looking for another one, and I told her "you've come to the right place" as I always know of several that could use a forever home. She said she was looking at around the...
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    Got a summons for federal jury duty, hoping I don't have to go

    Last week I got a summons for possible federal jury duty in Philadelphia late August and I am hoping that I don't have to go. We are going to be so shorthanded at work but they won't allow me to miss for that, but when talking to my neighbor he said that he was excused from going because of his...
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    Ingrown claw embedded in Sugar's pad

    We were just clipping Sugar's claws and one of them actually curled into her right front pad! We were mortified, and feel just terrible, we should've done a better job of keeping up with this. We tried to do something to it but she was really not having any of that so we stopped and will have to...
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    I'm going back to coach soccer, wish me luck!

    Well after being out of it thanks to the Covid pandemic for a year I am returning to coaching U-12 soccer, we have our first practice this Sunday. I am going to take all the precautions that I can, they had no issues last Fall but I know we can't let our guard down as there are these variant...
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    Tuxedo cat personalities

    Sylvester has a unique personality and so did Simon a Tuxedo we had years ago, I call it "Tuxitude" lol! He does things that Simon used to do, he swats at the other cats when they are standing in the kitchen waiting to be fed, he chases and wants to wrestle some of the other ones that he knows...
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    Still dealing with loss of job even though working somewhere else

    I posted before how in March I was laid off from my shipping job of 21 years, was called back 12 times since then to work a few days here and there, took a part time job in August at the Center for Vision Loss as a driver/worker and really like it, but it is very different obviously from what I...
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    Hopefully saved one of God's little creatures today!

    We feed the birds and squirrels and chipmunks and whatever else eats outside in our backyard, and several times over the years we have had to catch and rescue injured animals and get them to a wildlife conservancy in hopes to save them. The other day I saw a pigeon, yes we somehow get a lot of...
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    Remembering Sebastian 11/23/15

    I knew that the anniversary of that horrible night that I came home to find Sebastian tangled in the mini blinds trying to escape his pain and me untangling him only to have him die in my arms was near, but I thought that today was the 23rd but it is the 24th. But last night I picked up...
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    If you have to pee just go wherever you want, ugh.....

    A few days ago I was laying on the sofa watching tv and I heard that familiar sound of a cat peeing and sure enough Slim was just standing there peeing on the air conditioner that we store next to the fireplace when not in the window. They seem to pee on that over the years, it must be that they...
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    Any "tricks" to alleviate sore muscle pain?

    I just went through physical therapy for some long standing back issues that resurfaced and was shown some really good exercises and stretches, but boy they can leave me sore since I am doing things I normally don't do. I know of hot and cold showers that is supposed to flush out lactic acid...
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    A question about collecting unemployment

    I was laid off late March from my job of 21.5 years, collected unemployment because of "lack of work", was called back 12 times for short projects so I would claim that I worked and get partial payment for the hours that I didn't work. I started a part time job early August, did the same thing...
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    I keep thinking about an upcoming "conversation" at my old job

    I will recap for those who don't know but I was laid off late March from my job of packing and shipping jewelry and handbags and accessories to over 35 stores across the country, had worked there 21 years but this plague shut that down quickly. I was called back 13 times since then to work on...
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    Covid has hit my old job now!

    I had said months ago that I took a part time job driving for a Vision Loss Center since I was laid off from my job of 21.5 years. Yesterday I was getting some work done on my wife's car at a place that is about 1.5 miles away from the job that I am laid off from, but their waiting area and...
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    I decided not to coach soccer this season because of Covid

    19 years I have coached youth Rec soccer, we were cancelled out this Spring but this Fall our organization for some reason is "gung ho" to press on with having the kids play while high school and colleges are cancelling or postponing all around us. I talked to several other coaches and I am...
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