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  1. Margret

    Bald Spot?

    Final update: Bright Eyes missed one of his pills, when he suddenly decided that he didn't like pill pockets any longer (he'd had some nausea a few hours before, and I think he associated it with the pill pocket that I'm certain had nothing to do with it). The vet's office called the next...
  2. Margret

    Today is National M&M Day

    We haven't gotten any kids coming to our door at all for the last few years; the local mall offers "safe" trick-or-treating and they all go there now. However, when we did get trick-or-treaters our house was the most popular in the neighborhood because we handed out quarters instead of candy...
  3. Margret

    Today is National M&M Day

    Aurora is clear across town from us; I used to stop there occasionally when Tattered Cover was in Cherry Creek, but I can't justify the long drive just for gourmet chocolate. Margret
  4. Margret

    Today is National M&M Day

    I have a few of those (haven't seen them in stores in a long time), but they're a bit more accident-prone in my purse than the Ziploc freezer bags. Margret
  5. Margret

    Today is National M&M Day

    Because I occasionally misjudge the correct dosage for my diabetes meds I keep a pint-sized Ziploc freezer bag (more secure than a sandwich bag) full of M&Ms Minis in my purse, for hypoglycemia emergencies. I keep a small plastic cup in the bag as well, so I can just scoop up the right amount of...
  6. Margret

    Questions from a new cat mom

    Oh, my. That means that, on top of being recently adopted she has "tortitude," the typical stuck up attitude that's especially common in torties. Basically, a more intense version of "cattitude," the typical feline attitude of superiority. Up to you whether you want to warn your friend about...
  7. Margret

    Question Of The Day, Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    Well, we bought our current house in 1988, with the intention of living here until we die, so no, I don't plan to buy another house ever, and hauntings don't come into it. Margret
  8. Margret

    How Long Should I Wait To Get Another Cat?

    Mojo's vet is probably the person who should be answering this question. That said, @jefferd18 is correct: make sure the new kitty has all shots before you bring him or her home. :grouphug2: I'm so sorry to hear about Mojo's death. Remember that we're all here for you when you need shoulders to...
  9. Margret

    Bald Spot?

    Ain't that the truth?! Jasmine just sniffs at them and then says "No thanks," but I'm actually able to force a pill down her throat. There's no way I could do that with Bright Eyes. Margret
  10. Margret

    Bald Spot?

    I managed to get a very unhappy kitty into the carrier this morning, without wounds :bunnydance:, and he had his first vet visit in, um, almost forever. The blue shade seems to have been an artifact of the lighting in our house, which is a great relief. The vet says it's a skin infection and...
  11. Margret

    Bald Spot?

    Well, I managed to get him locked in the bathroom (:yess:), with his supper, a bowl of kibble, a bowl of water, a litter box, a scratching post with fresh catnip, a catnip mousie, and the carrier (with a fresh spritz of Feliway) for morning. I'm leaving the light on so I'll have a better chance...
  12. Margret

    Bald Spot?

    To the best of my knowledge, this cat has been to a vet once! He's neutered, and it must have been done when he was very young, because he's never developed the habit of spraying to mark territory. After that, at some point he got lost and became a stray until my late friend Rich took him in...
  13. Margret

    Bald Spot?

    Oh, yeah. And a litter box. Margret
  14. Margret

    Bald Spot?

    Well, we couldn't do it. He's gone into deep hiding mode and I can't find him. We've rescheduled for Monday at 9:30 a.m.. The current plan is that he gets locked in the bathroom with water, kibble, his Sunday supper, and the carrier on Sunday night and I get up early on Monday and stuff him in...
  15. Margret

    Bald Spot?

    My mobile vet is unable to come - the earliest appointment she could give me is Monday, and that's provisional, she wouldn't know until Monday morning whether she could make it. That's too long. The baldness is spreading and looks mottled; it just isn't right. I tried to find another mobile...
  16. Margret

    Bald Spot?

    Haven't heard back; she promised to call either tonight or tomorrow. There are scheduling conflicts. I can't think of any furniture that could have done that to him. I sleep in a water bed; there's no way for a cat to get under it. Roger sleeps on a foam pad on the floor (more comfortable for...
  17. Margret

    Bald Spot?

    We think he's 9 or 10. Neutered, apparently at a young age because he never developed a habit of spraying to claim territory, but except for that we believe that he's never seen a vet. He's way overdue for vaccinations. May need some dental work, but I'm seeing no signs of pain. Domestic Short...
  18. Margret

    Bald Spot?

    Red? No. Patchy? It's hard to say. I've finally figured out how to get the camera to focus, and the dratted cat isn't giving me any chance to get a look at it! :argh: I think it may be time to call the vet. If it is ringworm the whole family is infected by now. If it were a human with sudden...
  19. Margret

    Question Of The Day, Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Well, it isn't exactly a meal, but I'd have to say a vanilla malt. "Plain vanilla," they say, but that's on the outside. It's actually an exquisite flavor, made from the seed pods of orchids, of all things!, and it's delicious. I think we're all more complicated, and important, and talented...
  20. Margret

    Gunk In Cat's Eye?

    I can't even see it in the picture. I'm assuming that it's reddish, because that's the usual color; is that correct? When cat's tears dry, that's the color they become. It can be quite worrisome when you've never seen it before, raising mental images of blood in the tear ducts or something...
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