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

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

  1. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^good point, mouse, but doesn't medical research work involve tests on living animals? Or does your company work exclusively with tissue cultures?
     
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  2. Discofan

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    I am sorry to hear that but my cat didn't die of one thing in particular. He had become terribly weak. He was nearly deaf, his sense of smell was almost gone, his reflexes were terrible. I know that from personal experience as he couldn't hear me coming from behind even if I didn't try to be silent. He couldn't find food unless it was right under his nose and he was so slow running that I had no trouble keeping up with him (which is impossible with a young cat). When his internal organs started failing one after the other I knew that the end was close. He simply died of old age, like the luckiest of us will do one day.
     
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  3. Scribble

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    My mom's cat is approaching that. He's had numerous run-ins with vets for various problems (most eating ribbon and therefore experiencing blockages), but now he's getting to the point that he will not play (he used to love to play), cannot hear us or doesn't react, and eats very little. He mostly just lays in his bed on my mom's bed all day and all night unless he wants a little food or needs to use his box.

    I believe he's around 21 or so.
     
  4. cosmic mouse

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    Yes, some of it does and I am a licensed vet tech who now works with research animals (for the last 15 years), mainly mice, but other species as well. I also feel badly for the mice (and other animals that I treat with the utmost respect and compassion while at work), but they are commodities not peoples' family pets. There is a huge psychological difference between the two in the workplace.
    Another reason I left the clinic?: owners who didn't want to pay for their family member's necessary medical procedures/treatments. After the third (or tenth) time someone told me they couldn't pay for a medical treatment because they had just put a new stereo system in their car (an actual reason I was given) I politely bowed out and went into another area of my field.
     
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  5. cosmic mouse

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    looks like I killed another thread... sorry guys. Carry on.
     
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  6. Scribble

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    Not at all.

    I will say that I'm glad you added a reply... ;)
     
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  7. Butters

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    It’s been a slow day on the forum.
     
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  8. cosmic mouse

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    OK, phew. Sometimes I can't tell partly due to the occasional "reception" I get (not here though) due to my line of work.
     
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  9. Discofan

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    I am not a big fan of this time of the year. The days are short and often so cloudy that you can't even tell noon from dusk. The streets look gloomy. People are depressed... Things get better in February.
     
  10. Avro Arrow

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    In all my years of using aluminum foil, I have never cut myself with aluminum foil. Until now.
     
  11. Discofan

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    They keep talking about paper cuts in tv Series and such but that never happened to me.
     
  12. TribbleFeeder

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    My mom took a picture of me at the new job. Unfortunately I’m pouring a glass of water. :lol:

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  13. Gary Mitchell

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    You look like a water distribution expert.
     
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  14. TribbleFeeder

    TribbleFeeder The Real Kim Cardassian Premium Member

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    Later in the night the tonic water button got stuck and it spilled everywhere.

    But I’m working on it. :lol:
     
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  15. Gary Mitchell

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    Shh. You're not supposed to tell anybody!
     
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  16. RunningValkyrie

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    Wow, that is a feat! :D
     
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  17. Butters

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    Two pints of Blonde and a packet of Pork Scratchings please. :biggrin:
     
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  18. Butters

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    It’s the serrated metal strip that gets my fingers.
     
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  19. Discofan

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    Studies show that aluminum is toxic, not as toxic as lead though. So maybe you should avoid using aluminum foil. People had lead cooking containers until it was found out that lead was a terrible poison. Kids played with lead toys, that they likely put in their mouths. Ignorance is not bliss, it's hell.
     
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  20. Butters

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    Not to mention the drinking water piped through miles of lead pipes.
     
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