Random Thoughts...or...What's on Your Mind?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Scribble, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

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    So sorry to hear that. Pets are such wonderful companions; they really are part of the family. You have my sympathies.
     
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  2. Scribble

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    Thank you. I didn't set out to post that but the words just started to flow. Painful, but cathartic.

    And yes, I don't ever consider myself to be a pet "owner". I'm their caretaker. Those that do not have pets or just simply don't pay attention to their pet do not understand. They truly are individuals with emotions and personalities that are just as real and as valid as ours. To me, "furry family members" is the perfect term.
     
  3. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

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    I'm sure that's not the case. If the poor thing was so ill, the vet probably put him under heavy sedation and he passed in his sleep. You probably saved him from suffering a painful passing. Try not to beat yourself over it. Losing a pet is so heartbreaking; I'm sure you did everything you could.
     
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  4. Scribble

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    Thank you. I appreciate your sentiment.
     
  5. rhubarbodendron

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    {{{{{{{Nakita Akita}}}}}}} I'm so sorry to hear this. Is there any chance to repair the damage surgically or are there too many ulcers? Please, keep us updated on your dog's condition!
     
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  6. Butters

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    Wondering where I’ll get an eighth Doctor wig for an eight year old, and if my tailoring skills are even up to making a velvet coat.
     
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  7. TribbleFeeder

    TribbleFeeder The Real Kim Cardassian Premium Member

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    Sending love to you all and your fur babies. <3
     
  8. Discofan

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    My cat died five years ago... It was terribly painful to watch. He was twenty.
     
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  9. Butters

    Butters Commodore Commodore

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    Our car died at the start of 2015. She was a stray that joined us for a few years so we don’t know how old she was. The vet described her age as being somewhere round about absolutely ancient. Blind, one tooth, absolutely lovely. Miss her, and the kids speak of her often and fondly.
     
  10. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    You mean "cat" don't you?
     
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  11. Butters

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    Yes. Autocorrect strikes again.
     
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  12. Obsidian7

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    Had to wait two days to request a refund for an item that never arrived before Christmas. (Off Amazon.) It'll take up to a week to investigate if I'm eligible. :vulcan:
     
  13. Scribble

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    My mom.

    She had to get x-rays on her hip this morning. It's been bothering her and making it hard for her to walk for a few weeks now. SHe hasn't had any falls.

    I hope it's not related to her other issues happening right now.
     
  14. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    The more I hate a task, the sooner I do it, so I don't have to think about it anymore. People are often perplexed by that but it's only logical.
     
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  15. Butters

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    The logic is sound, though I am one of those that tend to lean toward the ‘don’t put off till tomorrow what you put off for good’ principle.
     
  16. rhubarbodendron

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    ^same here. There's a gigant load of samples in my lab waiting for my attention. Unfortunately, there's also an annoyingly whining air vent that drives me insane so that I keep postponing my labwork.
    It might just be arthrosis or arthritis. In that case there's not much you can do against it besides keeping in motion. The more the joint is being moved, the more the pain will ease. Warmth helps, too. A reliable home remedy is to squeeze a cabbage leaf till the juice comes out and then wrapping it around the joint for half an hour, covering it with a towel (the cabbage juice contains an anti-inflammatory substance that can penetrate the skin). Many doctors prescribe painkillers and cortison, but with an elderly patient that's a bit risky since they already get lots of meds and there might be nasty cross-effects.
     
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  17. Scribble

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    Thank you. I guess I'll hear the results when I wake up if I go to bed.

    If that's what they say, I'll certainly let her know about the cabbage. She loves cabbage. She makes slaw. I hate slaw and I'm not too fond of the smell of cabbage, either, but I may need to give that remedy a try, as well. Thank you.
     
  18. rhubarbodendron

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    you're welcome :) I've had arthrosis for almost 2 decades and learned about that remedy from an elderly colleague. When I mentioned it to my mom the other day her reaction was "What? You didn't know of it? But that's the oldest remedy in the world!" - great! Couldn't she have told me 15 years ago?

    If your mom is a cabbage fan, she might like to try traditional Bavarian cold slaw: slice the cabbage finely, salt it and knead it a little to break up the hard cells (alternatively, you can sautee it for a few minutes or just blanch it in boiling water for a few seconds). Add fried diced smoked bacon, lots of caraway seeds, vinegar, oil and salt to taste (depends on how salty the bacon is). Leave to infuse for a few hours.
    It's very popular as a side dish to all sorts of roast, particularly pork.
     
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  19. Discofan

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    I like stuffed cabbage, but it's cooked so it may have different properties from when it's raw.
     
  20. cosmic mouse

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    Sorry about your cat, Discofan. :(
    A 20-year old cat that was dying of cancer is one of the (numerous) instances that drove me out of the veterinary clinic and into biomedical research. Pets are like part of the family (even when they are not your own) and it just became too much to handle, emotionally.
     
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