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Re: Animalia

Post by Fred the Cat » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:38 pm

Thanks for the comments. Back in early August 2013 we found a nest in our side yard with three little blue eggs. They soon thatched.
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We got to follow their early days.
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Until one day they ventured out on their own.
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Re: Animalia

Post by BDanielMayfield » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:30 pm

Excellent Fred. See what an excellent nest material spider web makes!
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Re: Animalia

Post by PaulMcP » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:14 pm

Well, isn't spider web tougher than a piece of steel of the same size after all? Or was it a hoax/pseudoscience that was debunked?

Anyways, someone without 8 legs finally found a purpose for cobwebs, and that's good to know ; maybe some day I'll find what to do with the indecently large amounts of them I clean from my wife's family's cottage every year...

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Re: Animalia

Post by Fred the Cat » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:05 pm

Driving on the back roads you find some colorful places.
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Between Ola and Sweet we ran across a number of wild turkeys.
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Among them a few without color.
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Smoke-phase turkeys?
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Re: Animalia

Post by BDanielMayfield » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:20 pm

Turkeys taken over the Oregon Trail?
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Re: Animalia

Post by Fred the Cat » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:16 pm

BDanielMayfield wrote:
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Turkeys taken over the Oregon Trail?
You see stories of turkeys being brought over the Oregon Trail but Idaho Fish and Game claims responsiblity for attempting redistribution.
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Re: Animalia

Post by geckzilla » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:23 am

This is my little 15 year old kitty cat. We got her 3 months ago. Tonight I am heartbroken as she slowly dies due to a malignant affliction she had when we got her, though we didn't know it at the time. I miss her already.
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Re: Animalia

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:32 am

geckzilla wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:23 am
This is my little 15 year old kitty cat. We got her 3 months ago. Tonight I am heartbroken as she slowly dies due to a malignant affliction she had when we got her, though we didn't know it at the time. I miss her already.
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So sorry, Geck. We have so many animals, we've lost so many over the years. It never gets easier.
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Re: Animalia

Post by Ann » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:56 am

I'm so sorry, Geck.

I'm tearing up when I see her, and when I remember how I lost my own cat.

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Re: Animalia

Post by geckzilla » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:36 am

When I think the situation can't get any sadder, it does. Sometime yesterday or last night she decided the water in her bowl wasn't right, even after we changed it a couple of times. She only wants the dirty water where the end of our driveway meets the street. It dried up today, and so I poured some more in it. She'll use what little energy she has left to go downstairs and meow / stare at the front door until I oblige, which I will, even if it's in the middle of the night...

It might be pica, or it might be that she has pain when she drinks, and learns to associate that pain with the container. I just changed her metal bowl to a cup that looks drastically different.

She's curled up in a little ball in a heated bed I got her a few days ago right now. Earlier today she purred on my lap until she fell asleep. I just hope I'm suffering more than she is.
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Re: Animalia

Post by Ann » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:37 pm

What gets you so terribly when it comes to sick and dying pets is the stark realization of how innocent they are, how helpless they are, how utterly dependent on you they are, and how helpless you are to help them.

It's completely heartbreaking.

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Re: Animalia

Post by geckzilla » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:09 am

Sigh... yeah... she is doing her very best to hide out and sleep and try to heal... and she still purrs sometimes, I guess when she's feeling a little better and I scratch her face.
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Re: Animalia

Post by Fred the Cat » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:29 pm

All of us pet owners will eventually go through what you’re feeling. I wish there was an easy way to help you cope with that part. Knowing it will be better at some point helps but the love and care you’re showing your little girl are of the best of humans’ traits.
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If Bojo could feel grief, he'd offer her one of his most favorite treats. :ssmile:
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Re: Animalia

Post by BDanielMayfield » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:51 pm

geckzilla wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:09 am
Sigh... yeah... she is doing her very best to hide out and sleep and try to heal... and she still purrs sometimes, I guess when she's feeling a little better and I scratch her face.
While she is still able to purr, you are helping to ease her suffering and enjoy life at least a little.

Your situation reminds me of a cat we had for many years. The point came when he could barely raise his head, so we felt that we had to have him humanly put to sleep by a vet. That was very hard.

I'm not trying to tell you what you should do, just trying to show some empathy.

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Re: Animalia

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:58 pm

We've got a giant elk herd wandering up the valley in front of our house. Hundreds of them. In the winter they come down out of the higher elevations and we see them a lot. Always fun when we can watch them from the deck.
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Re: Animalia

Post by Fred the Cat » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:36 pm

Fred the Cat wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:38 pm
Thanks for the comments. Back in early August 2013 we found a nest in our side yard with three little blue eggs. They soon thatched.
It's disconcerting when you discover previous typos. :bang: The nest might have been " thatched" but the eggs
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hatched. :ssmile:
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