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Raw Feeding / Re: Catgirl64's Journey To Raw Feeding
« Last post by ThreeStep on February 20, 2018, 11:40:42 AM »
We will try to go that route but right now there are to many personal factors (job up in the air, elderly parents on two continents, ...).
Raw Feeding / Re: Catgirl64's Journey To Raw Feeding
« Last post by Catgirl64 on February 20, 2018, 05:53:15 AM »
Everything still going ok?

Yes, very well.  I'm sorry I haven't updated in a while.  Not much luck getting the cats to eat bones.  Lily and Bandit will, but the problem with that, as I suspected, is that Lily drags anything that isn't ground up under the covers of my bed, eating some immediately, and stashing some for later.  I would love for her to have the benefits of bones, but not so much that I'm okay with finding her treasures under my pillow.   ::)

Still loving the fact that the cats' coats don't mat anymore, and that their poop is not so smelly.  I'm also getting a better idea of what a correct portion looks like.  I think that initially I was putting down too much food, and then panicking when they didn't eat all of it.  It takes a while to shake the "free feeding" mindset, in terms of how much to feed at each meal, and way too easy to offer what should be a day's worth of food all at once.   
Music / Fergie Killed It, But Not In A Good Way
« Last post by DeeDee on February 19, 2018, 04:39:12 PM »
*smdh* Really? I'd take Rosanne Barr over this any day.

Calendar Events / Re: Happy Gotcha Day Mazy cat!
« Last post by Middle Child on February 19, 2018, 12:02:00 PM »
I remembered to tell her this morning.  Poor thing she's up in her Safe Spot at the moment. 13 years.  I never dreamed back then I'd be able to some of the things I do with her now.  Never dreamed she would be such a loving cat, either.  She works so hard still to curb her natural tendency to bite and tear with claws.
Calendar Events / Re: Happy Gotcha Day Mazy cat!
« Last post by Lola on February 19, 2018, 11:55:30 AM »
Happy OFFICIAL Gotcha Day, Mazy.  :)
I know.  I understand, especially after what you've just been through with your Lacy dog. Cats cough. People cough.  It could be anything or nothing.  For Mazy cat, at least not now when her quality of life is already what I would consider superior,  I'm not willing to put her through a lot of stuff to find out.
Cat Food And Nutrition / Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Last post by Lola on February 19, 2018, 10:57:26 AM »
It is the occasional cough, for two years, that got me wound up.  I don't mean to come off as gloom and doom...
Dog Chatter / Re: Life Without A Dog...
« Last post by Middle Child on February 19, 2018, 10:45:40 AM »
That sounds like a great place to start!  Hug1
Coughing for two years, especially when rested...worse case scenario... heart or lung disease.  It is more common in dog, but...
The heart and lungs can sound good, but still have a serious problem. 

Okay thank you. But if she has lung or heart disease, I am not going to do anything different for her.  I am not putting her through a lot of invasive diagnostics or trips to specialists, and that is the only way to diagnose and treat these things?

When you say "coughing for two years" makes it sound like an acute problem. It isn't.  I hear her cough maybe twice a week.  Some weeks not at all.  She may be coughing when I am not home but there are many times, especially lately because of (my own) illness, that I am home all day and night, and there is no sign of coughing.

Anyway I do appreciate your input and making me aware of these issues, thank you. But this is Mazy cat, and she cannot tolerate a lot of vet trips and sitting in stainless steel cages. I won't do it to her.
Dog Chatter / Re: Life Without A Dog...
« Last post by Lola on February 19, 2018, 10:32:28 AM »
Hubby and I have been talking.  With 6 cats, a puppy would be better.... no cat issues, more than likely.  However, everyone wants a puppy.  I don't, and he doesn't.
An older dog, with unknown history... ugh.
However, I did find a rescue that rescues street dogs.  Husband and wife team, that are also dog trainers.  They keep, and work with the dogs, for a year or so.  They also have cats. 
I'm thinking about asking about one that is 4 years old...
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