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Old 07-18-2019, 05:28 PM
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Chateau JoeP has been visited by the Fox of Ultimate Naughtiness.

I was working at my desk (OK, pretending to) when I heard some loud and insistent growl-hissing from the cats. The back door was open because hot and humid, and my first thought was the very chilled cat next door had come in. But no, it was :fox:. The cats were doing their growling and extreme fluffing up on the landing and the fox was, at the time I first saw it, in the bath. I offered to give it a wash but it ran upstairs. I shut the cats away and managed to shoo the fox out of the top bedroom whereupon it scampered down the stairs out of the back door out of the back garden and for all I know into the next county (which is about 500yds away).

Before the confrontation it had eaten what was left of the cats' dry food, and some wrapping paper which I didn't know I had, and taken some of the cat's toys out into the garden.

After the confrontation, the door is closed and I am considering screens.
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:16 PM
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Seagull carries away dog from garden in Devon | World news | The Guardian

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A dog owner has asked for help to be reunited with her miniature chihuahua after a seagull took it from a garden in Devon.

Becca Hill, 24, from Paignton, has appealed for information about four-year-old Gizmo, who was carried away on Sunday afternoon.
This is some kind of horror film stuff here.
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:16 PM
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That is a horror story, happily, our gizmo is safe in the tigerhouse
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:13 PM
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:33 AM
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:55 PM
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I hate having sick animals. Skywalker is sick, and we're not sure exactly what's wrong. She's drinking some water, but hasn't eaten in 2 days. She's been to the vet, and the doctor has ruled out intestinal blockage, so we're treating her for gastroenteritis and/or colitis (the next most likely issue), so we are hoping to see some improvement today. (The picture is from last year.)
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:36 PM
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She's been to the vet, and the doctor has ruled out intestinal blockage, so we're treating her for gastroenteritis and/or colitis (the next most likely issue), so we are hoping to see some improvement today.
Our younger cat had an intestinal blockage which the vet didn't see at first: a shoelace (yummy! I must eat that!) caught at the stomach and trailing into the intestine. In fact, if I recall correctly, they didn't make out anything on the X-ray and only discovered it through laparoscopy (and removed it at the same time).
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She's been to the vet, and the doctor has ruled out intestinal blockage, so we're treating her for gastroenteritis and/or colitis (the next most likely issue), so we are hoping to see some improvement today.
Our younger cat had an intestinal blockage which the vet didn't see at first: a shoelace (yummy! I must eat that!) caught at the stomach and trailing into the intestine. In fact, if I recall correctly, they didn't make out anything on the X-ray and only discovered it through laparoscopy (and removed it at the same time).
She's more prone to eat plastic and foam, which should show up in imaging, so we're still betting on an infection. Mrs. Reasons happens to be home today, so it was up to her to decide how she wants to handle it.
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So after almost 5 days of nothing but water, she actually ate something this morning. Not much, but something. So, she's getting better, but not anywhere near normal.
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So after almost 5 days of nothing but water, she actually ate something this morning. Not much, but something. So, she's getting better, but not anywhere near normal.
Somebody’s a couple pounds lighter and smells like urine, but came out tio bother me this evening...


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So after almost 5 days of nothing but water, she actually ate something this morning. Not much, but something. So, she's getting better, but not anywhere near normal.
Somebody’s a couple pounds lighter and smells like urine, but came out tio bother me this evening...


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That's such good news and she is a real cutie. :yup:
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Alphabits managed to tear the ligaments in his right foot severely enough that the orthopedic vet recommended arthrodesis - basically fusing his bones together such that it removes any flexibility but he'll be able to walk and stand on it pain free. Had the surgery this week, and now we get to deal with the 8-12 weeks of recovery.

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At this point he's still pretty chill, but I think in about a week when most of the pain is gone, we're going to have a lot of trouble keeping him from overdoing it on his healing leg.

This is actually the first time I've considered getting health insurance for the dogs - this was pricey.
This one. He's a pretty smart dog, but sometimes...

This weekend he tried to leap over a concrete planter, failed, knocked it over and hurt his previously injured leg. The wail of pain was heartrending, and he wouldn't use it for a day.

We iced it for the rest of the day. He's walking on it now, and it's still tender but weight bearing. We think the hit he took was more painful and confusing than injurious.
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