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Postby TheFriskyIan » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:53 pm

Egad! I had no idea there was a pet thread this whole time!

Behold, MORDRED! SIR FAT ASS OF WALES!

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Postby child of Lilith » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:34 pm

^Looks like he doesn't much care for his nickname. ^_^


View Original PostQuadhonk wrote:Yeah, she's a sweetie. I just wish she understood how big she is. That picture doesn't even really do her justice, it's two years old and makes her look smaller than she is. She's laying on a queen size for reference and when she stretches out (which she always does at night) she damn near takes up the whole thing.
Dang. Had no idea she was really that big. The picture has lied to me. :huh:

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Postby movieartman » Tue May 03, 2016 11:39 am

My dog Coco, mix of German Shepard & Shar-pei.
Dad brought her home when someone who could no longer take care of her left her at his fire station, it was right around hurricane Katrina and all the pounds/shelters were full, if we had taken her to one she would have been put down in days.
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She sadly has a bit of a ongoing limp the past 6 months :sniffle:
Doc dismisses it as old age, but its hard to watch at times, altho it doesn't seem like she is in too much pain.

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Postby El Squibbonator » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:44 pm

Speaking of old age and pets, I have a 16/17-year-old cat named Rifley. He's lost quite a bit of weight over the past year or so, which means we've switched him to a new food that's easier for him to digest. He isn't eating as much as he used to, but the than that he's holding up OK--he still can be rather active when he wants to, though he sleeps an awful lot, and the (ahem) contents of his litterbox are in good order.
Do you think he's in good health, taking his age into account? I hear all the time about cats living to be 18 or older and one of my neighbors had a cat who was 21 when she passed away, so I'm wondering. . .
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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:43 pm

View Original PostEl Squibbonator wrote:Do you think he's in good health, taking his age into account?
Sounds like it to me -- once they get into their teens, cats do get a bit scrawny (and benefit from a reduced-protein senior feed that lightens the load on their kidneys), but keep on keeping on until they suddenly stop. Getting an annual check-up, especially for the teeth, is a good idea anyway, and can spot other manageable conditions, like thyroid troubles.
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Postby pwhodges » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:07 pm

By no means all cats reach their twenties, though many do - so yours sounds as if he's doing OK. As for sleeping an awful lot - that's a thing that cats (and dogs) are known for doing.
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Postby El Squibbonator » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:11 pm

Well, he isn't losing weight as rapidly as he was before. When I said he's active when he wants to be, that mostly means either when you have a toy for him or when he's just gone to the letterbox. Otherwise he does nothing but sleep.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:51 am

If your cat is continuing to lose weight, then I'd say it was time for a consultation at the vets, just for reassurance. Older cats can suffer weight loss from an over-active thyroid, which is easily managed, but it could be something more serious.
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Postby El Squibbonator » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:46 pm

He's not. He's sort of leveled off in terms of weight loss, and he's actually gained a little over the past week. But he's still very skinny--he weighs about six pounds--and very sleepy and inactive.
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Postby robersora » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:50 am

My cat of 15 years has been hit by a car and died :(
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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:21 am

View Original PostEl Squibbonator wrote:He's not. He's sort of leveled off in terms of weight loss, and he's actually gained a little over the past week. But he's still very skinny--he weighs about six pounds--and very sleepy and inactive.

Six pounds is very light unless you have a tiny cat -- even our old cat who died earlier in the year after losing a lot of weight hadn't dropped that far. While there are two main circumstances when cats are inactive (hot weather and cold weather), in the case of weight loss coupled with a change in habits, that would be cause for a precautionary check-up at the vet's, just for reassurance's sake. Cats are usually quite inexpensive to run like that, I find, except in the last few months of their life.

View Original Postrobersora wrote:My cat of 15 years has been hit by a car and died :(
My condolences.

It is odd for an old cat not to be traffic-wary. though.
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Postby El Squibbonator » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:32 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:Six pounds is very light unless you have a tiny cat -- even our old cat who died earlier in the year after losing a lot of weight hadn't dropped that far. While there are two main circumstances when cats are inactive (hot weather and cold weather), in the case of weight loss coupled with a change in habits, that would be cause for a precautionary check-up at the vet's, just for reassurance's sake. Cats are usually quite inexpensive to run like that, I find, except in the last few months of their life.


As of the most recent time we weight him, he's 6 lb, 11 oz. That's actually a gain in weight from his previous check, which was 6 lb 7 oz. Our vet knows all about this, and it's been happening for over a year by now.
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Postby movieartman » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:32 pm

View Original Postrobersora wrote:My cat of 15 years has been hit by a car and died :(

Sorry man!

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Postby robersora » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:52 pm

View Original Postmovieartman wrote:Sorry man!


View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:My condolences.



Thanks, he was quite the cutey, he was a stray cat that kind of stayed at my family's house, eating whatever he could find... It took years until he wasn't scarred of us, and even longer until we were allowed to pet him. I'll miss him, he was a cool guy.

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:It is odd for an old cat not to be traffic-wary. though.


The car must have gone much too fast, 'cause everything that's left of him are bits and pieces. (we live in a residential area, so no car should go that fast) I wouldn't even have recognized him, if it wasn't for our family doggess who refused to go by the pile of goo and meat and started barking at it (very unusual for her).
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Postby pwhodges » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:58 pm

That sounds awful! Commiserations...
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Postby Mr. Tines » Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:08 am

On a much happier note, we had two new arrivals yesterday

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Pip, the boy, is in front, his much smaller sister Flo is at the back.

They're still in the stage of darting from one place of concealment to the next, though last night Pip was content to be brushed and then lounge on the shelf by the keyboard.

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Edit -- Flo steps out, just a little.

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Postby robersora » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:23 am

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Postby Sachi » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:40 am

Pip? I'm honored you'd name a cat after what my friends call me.
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