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PAlady
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   Posted 11/11/2009 11:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Bionic,
Ok, it's been long enough. How's little Nikki doing? Could we have an update please? yeah smilewinkgrin

Has she had a mouscicle (sp - a word I never thought I'd utter in any form!) yet? smhair

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   Posted 11/12/2009 2:02 AM (GMT -7)   
She's almost 8 weeks old now and if you didn't know it, you'd never guess she had such a rough start to life! She's the very definition of hell on wheels! LOL!

She decided she was going to take on one of my dogs the other day. It would have made sense to start small and work her way up, but nooooo.. she decides that her little 2lb self is going to boss around the 130lb dog... y'know, the dog who has TOENAILS that are bigger than her! smhair Luckily that really big dog is also very laid back and just kind of laughed at her.

I can die happy knowing if I've brought nothing else to your life, I've introduced you to mouscicles. redface

It's funny that you asked about the mouscicles. I don't normally offer mice or anything with a lot of bone until my babies have some of their adult teeth, which usually 4-6 months old. Until then, I usually put everything through the meat grinder before I give it to them. Over the weekend, I had passed out some whole mouscicles to the big kids and I hadn't put Nikki to bed. Before I knew what happened, Nikki stole Tick-tock's mouse and ran under the dresser with it! Tick-tock followed her and after that, all I heard for the next half hour was a lot of little grunts and growls from her. Tick-tock must have decided to teach her about mouscicles rather than smack her and take his mousie back, because when they came finally out, she obviously had her fill! shocked

I love to watch Nikki grow and learn, and to know that we won the battle. She made it through and at this point, I have no reason to think she won't have a long, healthy, and perfectly normal life - within the limits of our "normal." But, I'm also fighting a lot of sadness. I had a litter of 5 newborns come in Friday night and none of them made it.

I think the part that makes me more sad than anything else is knowing that it was totally preventable and absolutely senseless. Their original family went to the pet store a few months ago, paid $1500 for a Snowshoe Siamese to be their 3-year-old's birthday present, but couldn't be bothered to spend another $100 to get her spayed. Then, they didn't educate themselves enough to know that female cats can get pregnant as young as 4 months old and let her roam around outside. So, last Thursday evening, their 7 month old kitten gave birth to 5 babies. Then they left them all outside overnight, with our temps dropping into the 30's. And finally, last Friday morning they took the kittens to my vet's office, without the Mom, and asked the vet to euthanize the kittens because they didn't want them.

It's just wrong. Those kittens should have grown up strong and learned about mouscicles and chased feathers and picked on dogs and had homes of their very own, with people that loved them. I did everything I could for them, but in the end they all died in my hands, one by one, and all I could do was hold them and hope that they'd at least know that someone loved them and will remember them, even though they were here for such a short time.

You're probably sorry you asked now.. eh?
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PAlady
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   Posted 11/12/2009 2:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I'm not sorry I asked about Nikki. That is at least one happy ending - or happy beginning.

But the 5 kittens and their mother (who didn't have it so hot either, at 7 months!), I am sad, like you. And a bit angry. I don't get how people would not spay their animal; they obviously had the money. Oh, it's the wee hours of the morning, and I'd better not get started!

Nikki sounds like a hoot! You've gotta give us another picture one of these days - and tell her she has a fan club!

And do you know I have struggled with a mouse phobia since I was a kid - learned from my mother? So this talk of special treats that come out of your freezer.....well, I'm working on being able to read about it, but could never do it.

Ok, way past bedtime. And a doctor appointment tomorrow. And in addition to my toilet still not being fixed, the thermostat in my hot water tank went today - when I was in the middle of a shower. More money, more headaches!

Give Nikki a stroke or two from me!

PaLady

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   Posted 11/12/2009 2:53 AM (GMT -7)   
sorry to interupt, but THOSE POOR KITTENS.
some people shouldnt be allowed animals : (
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   Posted 11/12/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Some folks just amaze me on choices they make. That poor mom and her babies it just sickens me. We have strays that have adopted us and little momma gave birth to 5 little ones. We have a lot of old meat that we didn't use in the freezer and we take it out, pressure cook it and give it to them along with dry food. They are just little butterballs and so cute Momma cat hasn't gotten fixed yet but she was so wild she is just starting to tame out and she is about a year old, her kiddo's are a bit tamer but they are still skidish. Then we have two big ol boys in our house for housecats and they are soooooo spoiled and we sooooooooo love them. They are so much fun to watch and love.

Cathy

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   Posted 11/12/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Babycakes,
You're not interrupting. This thread's a bit "off topic" but we do these things every now and then to remember about other things in life.

Bionic can tell you she has a gazillion cats and heaven knows how many dogs! But she is a great Mommy! She showed us a picture of Nikki when she first "arrived" at her house, and now we're waiting for an update. ;-)

PaLady
p.s. Privey I didn't mean to ignore your post - just didn't want babycakes (or anyone) to think this was a private thread. I'm glad you posted about your kindness and collection of kitties, too! At least you're not feeding them mouscicles! (Bionic will have to do her own explaining on that, but I think you can use your imagination!) smhair

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privey
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   Posted 11/12/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
It would take a lot more than that to upset me PALady...nothing thought about it at all...not good, not bad, not nuttin.
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   Posted 11/12/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
My heart is sadden, I'm speechless...
Bionic just think of all the animals that get to good homes, it's all I can think to says...
Lots of soft hugz...
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PAlady
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   Posted 11/13/2009 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, here I go again.

I was at Petsmart tonight to give the cats from the shelter some treats. I had permission from the shelter, and when I bought the treats I asked the cashier if it was ok (as I always do) and she said it was nice of me! Gee, what a thought! So I was feeding the cats some treats when in pops a Petsmart employee I've never seen before - I think he was the manager on duty - to tell me I can't feed the cats. I apologized but explained that I had obtained permission from the shelter employee when he was there leaving the cats a few weeks ago, and always asked their cashier. He said they have a policy not to feed the cats. I'm guessing it's Petsmart's policy. Since I was almost finished with the small bag of treats, I asked him if I could finish giving those out. And he reluctantly said ok, but then said he'd have to check with the shelter about all this.

*%&*%**$%&(W%&*&!!!!!!

Some of you who are new here don't know I was visiting the cats at our local Humane Society for several months, and doing the same thing - bringing them treats - and even helping with a couple of abused cats. Always asking, and receiving permission, until one day in an e-mail I was told the shelter director wasn't comfortable with my contact with the animals, since I wasn't staff or an official volunteer.

It's just sad, IMHO, that they give permission, then pull the rug out. All I was doing was giving both the cats and myself a little treat. Geesh. Ok, now Petsmart is out.

Really depressing.

PaLady

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   Posted 11/13/2009 11:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, PaLady!! Isn't it amazing that you are not even allowed to do a GOOD deed these days. What in the world is the matter with these people...or is that goofballs! When they go home tonight they need to get into their cars, look into their rear view mirror and take a good look at who's staring back at them. Do they really like that person who's looking at them?

And now Frances....um, I guess I've missed some serious details. about those mouscicles??? What in the world are they?? (I know, I asked and probably shouldn't have..lol) I don't mind mice, at least, but I'm trying to envision these tasty tidbits. And are these regular house cats you're feeding them to???

Just thought I'd ask.
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PAlady
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   Posted 11/14/2009 1:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie,
I'd try to explain it to you, but I know I wouldn't do it justice. So Bionic, the floor is yours, girl! Be sure to mention the part about the separate freezer, though. smhair Otherwise, well, it might be um...what's the word...a little too gross? rolleyes smilewinkgrin

PaLady
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