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Re: Re: < now Seamus

I hope all your babies are well soon Kitty. I'm lucky - my boss has cats
and loves them. But I wouldn't dare bring her highness to work. That
wouldn't be pretty!! She's listening to Vivaldi now and snoozing. Rough
life being rotten - ha!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Kitty <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 17 Apr 2003 07:37:44 -0500 (EST)

>Thanks Melody,
>My vet is the only one in the area testing for Bartonellosis and has
>found 50% of those tested do have the bacteria. True to the statistic,
>Seamus and Jack have it; Mick and Braveheart don't - thank goodness.
>Mick scratched his eye the other day, though, and I was treating it with
>an animal triple antibiotic opthalmic ointment, but called the vet
>anyway. He said if it had certain ingredients it could make matters
>worse. So I brought him in this am and everything is fine; he's already
>on the mend. Unfortunately, I had to then bring him to work with me. My
>vet is a few blocks away from my office, which is 1/2 hour from my
>house. My boss doesn't like animals. But I'm only working a 1/2 day
>today, so didn't think it would hurt too much. So Mick is hiding under
>the desk, meowing periodically. I turned the office music up a bit to
>keep it from annoying my boss too much.
>-------Original Message-------
>From: Melody <mhobertm@excite.com>
>Sent: 04/17/03 03:35 AM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: < now Seamus
>> Kitty: I do hope your Seamus gets to feeling perkier soon...poor kitty
>cat! Now are the other two positive for this disease or are you still
>waiting on their test results? Sounds like this bartonellosis is quite
>the serious thing...best of luck to you and your furry pals with it! And
>yes, our pup is getting to be quite a good size...had her at the vet for
>the current round of puppy vaccinations and she weighed in at 48.5
>pounds at 16 weeks...started out at 19 pounds at 9 weeks so she has
>doubled her weight in 7 weeks time. But this is what we wanted...a big
>dog who is noticeable around the neighborhood for her size and she's got
>quite a loud bark...she is quite attentive to the goings on around her
>and already is good at letting us know when someone is coming around. A
>few more months of growing and training and she'll be ready to take over
>doing my worrying for me when I'm at home with just me and the
>kids...And I need to teach her the difference between a garden spot s
>he needs to stay out of and an acceptable place for her to be tramping
>about in...any body got any suggestions for that one I'd appreciate
>hearing about it! Thanks!
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>--Albert Einstein
> --- On Sat 04/12, Kitty Morrissy < kmrsy@earthlink.net > wrote:
>From: Kitty Morrissy [mailto: kmrsy@earthlink.net]
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2003 22:50:57 -0500
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: < now Thelma
>The vet says Seamus should be more active after treatment
>for<br>bartonellosis, because he'll feel so much better. Hopefully,
>he'll work<br>off some of the weight. It's much harder to restrict one
>cat's diet when<br>you feed 5.<br>Melody, sounds like a sizeable puppy
>there. I had a Malamute puppy years<br>ago. Weighed about 20 when we got
>him. Weeks later wehn he should have<br>been 45#, he'd barely gained
>any. Found out his body stopped making<br>enzymes. So we used ground up
>lamb's pancreas to digest his food before he<br>ate it and he was
>quickly back up to speed on weight. At 6mo. he was 90#. <br>And he
>always liked to sleep on my pillow...which got kind of
>difficult.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>> [Original Message]<br>> From: Pamela J.
>Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com><br>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>>
>Date: 4/12/2003 9:03:30 PM<br>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: < now
>Thelma<br>><br>> Well Melody - he'll figure it out if they whack him
>one, assuming your<br>cats have their h
>ooks of course.<br>> Sugar does, but I know some people de-claw
>theirs.<br>> And even on 1/2 to 2/3 cup of food a day, I can't seem to
>get Sugar to<br>lose weight. Sigh. Just like her mama.<br>><br>><br>>
>If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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