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Funnies / Perfectly Accurate In Those Circumstances
« Last post by DeeDee on February 24, 2018, 09:55:22 AM »
Yup. That would be me IF it happened, and I don't see it happening.
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Issues Of Concern / Police Are Warning About A Creepy License Plate Scam
« Last post by DeeDee on February 24, 2018, 09:21:54 AM »
There's a FB post about it in this article:

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Women, you need to read this very important warning from police officers regarding a new license plate trick that predators are using to try and harm us.

As explained in this Facebook post by the Fishers Police Department in Indiana, a woman was driving down the road when a truck suddenly drove up alongside her.

There were two males in the car, and the one in the passenger seat began waving to her to get her attention.

When she turned to look at what was happening, the male held up a license plate and motioned to her, trying to tell her that it was hers, as if she had just lost one of her plates.

However, the woman thankfully knew her license plate number by heart and realized that this was not her plate at all.

She drove off and did not pull over, leaving the would-be attackers behind.

While she wisely did not get out of her car, one can only imagine what would have happened if she did. The possibilities are terrifying.

Rest of story and link to FB post at: https://www.simplemost.com/police-warning-creepy-license-plate-scam-heres-protect-driving/
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Raw Feeding / Re: Feeding A New (Maybe) Dog Raw
« Last post by Catgirl64 on February 23, 2018, 11:32:53 PM »
I didn't really have to transition Lily and Bandit.  I just took away the kibble and started giving them the same raw food I was giving the cats.  No canned food was ever involved with the dogs.  I know some people's dogs have had loose stools starting out, but mine never did.  Lily has a cast iron stomach, and Bandit, who had frequent diarrhea on kibble, improved immediately. 

I'm sure there are exceptions, but for the most part, I don't think dogs are as resistant to change as cats.  I would just offer the raw and see what happens. 

She's a cute dog!  Congratulations!
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Raw Feeding / Re: Jennie developing an intolerance to beef?
« Last post by Catgirl64 on February 23, 2018, 11:14:23 PM »
Have you decided what to do about pork yet?  I saw you mention that you were offering small bits of it cooked.  If you have decided to add it as a regular item, do you have a Sprouts Market in your area?  I get a lot of my meat there, because they don't add solution to it, even their bagged roasts are free of that stuff.  Shoulder roasts are on sale this week, 99 cents/lb.  There is a limit of two per customer, so J and I will be going in with separate carts.   >:D
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Discussion Of Brands And Ingredients / Re: What To Feed When Not Ready For Raw
« Last post by Lola on February 23, 2018, 06:13:49 PM »
What can you still feed when you are not ready for raw?

Feed the best you can.  :)
When I started out with canned food, Friskies was one brand in our rotation (due to cost)... and I DETEST Purina.  I'm not recommending it, but you do what you have to do. 
I did learn pretty early to rotate brands and proteins. 
No fish.  I only fed fish if I needed to entice someone to eat wet.
We have a thread here that lists carrageenan free can foods.  I tried to feed as many brands that were free of that ingredient, as much as possible.  But that was later down the road.
For me... it was one step at a time. 
Later, I did feed some of the dehydrated foods.  Cats and dogs LOVED it.

If you are currently feeding kibble... some cats have a tough time breaking the free feeding habit.  Some cats have a tough time with the texture change. 
I THINK I started with feeding them several small meals a day... so the stopping of free feeding was less of a shock.
But our Leonard was NOT happy.  He acted like I was starving him to death.  I actually left the house once, between feedings. 

Not to scare you, with the above.  Some cats were a piece of cake to transition to wet! 

Two things that are very important.... rotation of brands and proteins, AND never allow a cat not to eat! 

I have transitioned a total of 8 cats, over the years.  It gets easier with each one.  :)
 
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Discussion Of Brands And Ingredients / Re: What To Feed When Not Ready For Raw
« Last post by DeeDee on February 23, 2018, 03:37:08 PM »
I know - I am supposed to do my research and I will. Catgirl64 made me promise and two 18 pounders a growing 8 pounder are eating us out of house and home. It looks more and more like it that Izzi has a lot of Maine Coon. At least she has the chatter and the appetite:>) Her ear tips are coming in and the fuzzies on the front of her ears have reached curb feeler length. All over the long fur is coming in. She was 2 1/2 pounds 11/11/2017 when she showed up. Saturday is weigh day. My guess is around 8 pounds and still skinny as a rail.


Oops. I thought we were talking dogs, or else I wouldn't have told you those at all.

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Music / Re: Marty Ray Project Doing Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
« Last post by DeeDee on February 23, 2018, 03:35:36 PM »
I don't know who they are, but that was very enjoyable. 

The guy with the biggest beard that's singing is "The Marty Ray Project," and the other is CJ Wilder
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Discussion Of Brands And Ingredients / Re: What To Feed When Not Ready For Raw
« Last post by Pookie on February 23, 2018, 01:28:46 PM »
I know - I am supposed to do my research and I will. Catgirl64 made me promise and two 18 pounders a growing 8 pounder are eating us out of house and home. It looks more and more like it that Izzi has a lot of Maine Coon. At least she has the chatter and the appetite:>) Her ear tips are coming in and the fuzzies on the front of her ears have reached curb feeler length. All over the long fur is coming in. She was 2 1/2 pounds 11/11/2017 when she showed up. Saturday is weigh day. My guess is around 8 pounds and still skinny as a rail.

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Ok, maybe not this thread, but if you have a chance, we'd love to see your furkids!

As for what to feed when not ready for raw . . . grain-free canned, rotating brands and proteins as much as possible and affordable.  Rotating helps reduce the chance of deficiencies/excesses in vitamin/minerals that are added to the food that may result in a recall down the road.  It also helps that, if there is a recall, you're not scrambling to find something else.  Another bonus is that by rotating proteins, it helps reduce the chance of the furkid developing an allergy to a specific protein, because they're not exposed to it as often.

Remember, we do the best we can.  If the best you can do is canned 9 Lives or Friskies, maybe with the occasional Fancy Feast can thrown it, then so be it.  The worst canned is still better than kibble because of the higher protein and moisture content.  And I suspect it's easier to transition a cat from canned to raw than from kibble to raw -- canned and raw are at least a little closer in texture, for one thing.

General Mills Purchases Blue Buffalo Pet Food

Not that BB's already anywhere near good, but now it just got worse.

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Discussion Of Brands And Ingredients / Re: What To Feed When Not Ready For Raw
« Last post by ThreeStep on February 23, 2018, 12:52:07 PM »
I know - I am supposed to do my research and I will. Catgirl64 made me promise and two 18 pounders a growing 8 pounder are eating us out of house and home. It looks more and more like it that Izzi has a lot of Maine Coon. At least she has the chatter and the appetite:>) Her ear tips are coming in and the fuzzies on the front of her ears have reached curb feeler length. All over the long fur is coming in. She was 2 1/2 pounds 11/11/2017 when she showed up. Saturday is weigh day. My guess is around 8 pounds and still skinny as a rail.
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Music / Re: Marty Ray Project Doing Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
« Last post by Lola on February 23, 2018, 11:40:09 AM »
I don't know who they are, but that was very enjoyable. 
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