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Old 12-29-2012, 03:30 AM
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bag balm works great on everything, although I have to admit I never tried it on diaper rash
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:05 PM
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potty training going well. No accidents today. Except for pooping in the tub.
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Good to hear. We're doing similarly well with Justin (finally!) though when he's constipated all bets are offf. Joey's still having accidents at night though.
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Our 16 year old cat had been losing tufts of fur here and there over the past few months and just started to slow down altogether.

Since the nice weather ended, she had been only getting up and walking around to eat or drink once or twice a day, other than that she was curled up somewhere sleeping...and the last couple of weeks she was having a hard time walking, climbing up on the couch or bed and was adament on sleeping on someone's lap...she wanted comfort.

Well, the other night it all came together. She was sitting there cleaning herself and we saw a 'thing' on her underbelly but she wouldn't let anyone get close to it to take a look. I thought it was just raw skin from maybe itching or incessant licking. Brought her to the vet today, knowing what needed to be done.

The vet took a close look at the thing and it was a gigantic tumor. It was way bigger than what we got a glimpse of, probably 3x the size. I initially felt bad for not noticing, but she never liked being picked up anyway...and she had just been content curled up somewhere.

oh well..I held her throughout the process and she went peacefully. She was the most gentle cat I've ever seen. i can count on 2 or 3 fingers how many times she has bitten someone, and it was only out of self-defense (kids trying to roughhouse with her too much).

She was a black cat with white paws and a white splotch on her nose. So on the way home I picked up black and white cookies for dessert, for the kids to celebrate Cleo rather than mourn her...this is their first experience with death so I'm trying to spin it into a positive light.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:38 PM
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my condolences CT, our cat I fear is headed that way as well
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:14 AM
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Sorry to hear that CT. 16 isn't too bad for a house cat. Hopefully the kids take it ok.

I'm still having a hard time getting over Pablo since he was my constant companion. It's weird not having him always under foot or "helping" with everything. The other three cats don't really hang around like that. I need to get another Oriental mix.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:24 AM
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thanks guys. the kids are doing okay. When I first broke the news they both busted out crying (obviously). My son took it way harder than my daughter as he spent a lot more time petting her and paying attention to her.

We just toasted Cleo with the cookies and the kids were telling fun stories about her...so I think it's going well.
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CDC says the flu is in full swing and an unusually strong strain. It also is 5 weeks earlier than normal. Seen an article on my Msn homepage, and her the story from our neighbor the ER nurse.
4 kids out from preskool today.
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thanks guys. the kids are doing okay. When I first broke the news they both busted out crying (obviously). My son took it way harder than my daughter as he spent a lot more time petting her and paying attention to her.

We just toasted Cleo with the cookies and the kids were telling fun stories about her...so I think it's going well.
Sorry I missed this Don. Losing a family pet is tough. Been there done that and I will do it again like most of us. I had my dog cremated and she is buried in the back yard with a little custom stone over her grave.
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CDC says the flu is in full swing and an unusually strong strain. It also is 5 weeks earlier than normal. Seen an article on my Msn homepage, and her the story from our neighbor the ER nurse.
4 kids out from preskool today.
Did all get flu shots/mists?
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