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Re: what kind of >tummy


So sorry to hear about your friend. You are in my prayers. And you,  
too, Kitty.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 21, 2008, at 7:40 PM, Zemuly Sanders wrote:

> I came home tonight to realize Calhoun is dying.  He is so weak he  
> cannot get up from his bed.  I do not believe he will last the  
> night.  I have known for a few days that he was going down quickly.   
> I think it's a result of the FIV.  James was the same -- sudden  
> dramatic weight loss and lethargy.  Cal only lost his appetite this  
> week.  He responded  to me when I came home this afternoon and  
> "held" my finger while I rubbed him..  This cat's death is extremely  
> sad for me because he has been such a faithful friend -- even when  
> he moved around the corner.  I'm so glad I brought him inside before  
> the coyotes got him.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of >tummy
>
>
>> this is the first yr my Jack has a had a furry tummy since I can  
>> remember. But he's pretty sick and has lost a lot of weight,  
>> probably doesn't have the energy to lick it off.
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa G." <macycat3@sbcglobal.net 
>> >
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:29 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of >tummy
>>
>>
>>> OK- so I've been giving my cat CapStar daily and Advantage  
>>> monthly- and guess what!!! My cat has stopped licking his belly!  
>>> The cat dermatologist thought he had a flea allergy (even though  
>>> he is an indoor only cat). Turns out she might be right after all!
>>> Theresa
>>>
>>> Jesse Bell wrote:
>>>> MY CAT DOES THAT TOO. She licks the hair off the back of her  
>>>> front legs.
>>>> Looks like somebody shaved her. I took her to the vet. No mites, no
>>>> allergies, no fleas....just anxiety. So they gave her a "kitty  
>>>> downer".
>>>> That lasted about 3 days, and she was right back to doing it. She  
>>>> has
>>>> "issues" and just gets her knickers all twisted up cause my 3  
>>>> indoor
>>>> dogs like to chase her. They would never hurt her...they just  
>>>> like to
>>>> psych her out and make her run - because "they can..ha, ha, ha".  
>>>> So, I
>>>> have created a room that she can get to, and the dogs  
>>>> can't...that way
>>>> she can get away from them while I'm at work. It seems to help  
>>>> her some.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>>  Theresa,
>>>> Odd that you should mention this. Just this morning I noticed  
>>>> that Jack is sporting a lush, thick, tummy full of fur after  
>>>> years of nakedness. I tried everything including Valerian and  
>>>> Bitter Apple with little luck. My vet said it's just an anxiety  
>>>> sort of thing. Something was bothering him. He's older and calmer  
>>>> now.
>>>>
>>>> It's not something really to worry about other than the increased  
>>>> fur he ingests creating hairballs. It's not like he has to be  
>>>> concerned about life in the frozen Tundra.
>>>>
>>>> Kitty
>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa G." To: Sent:  
>>>> Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:36 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of mulch???
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Well- I can't afford more than 3 inches, and I haven't mulched  
>>>>> anything in years- so i think I'm safe on both accounts. Didn't  
>>>>> get to go look at any mulch today- instead took the darn cat  
>>>>> back to the vet. He's licked the fur off his belly AGAIN!
>>>>>
>>>>> Theresa
>>>>>
>>>>> Kitty wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>> doesn't cedar mulch do the same thing?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> Eventually. But cedar, redwood, cypress, these are all woods  
>>>>>> that are used for furniture, fencing, etc because they don't  
>>>>>> degrade quickly. Which is nice when you are building something,  
>>>>>> but not of any real benefit to your soil. People use these  
>>>>>> mulches for the very reason that they don't decompose, thinking  
>>>>>> they won't have to replenish it every year. Then they go ahead  
>>>>>> and add more every year anyway to "freshen" the color that has  
>>>>>> gone drab. Before you know it they've got a foot of mulch and  
>>>>>> they're killing their plants.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> These aren't 'bad' mulches, they just don't provide one of the  
>>>>>> main benefits I look for in a mulch. If you use them, just try  
>>>>>> not to go thicker than 3 inches. Oh, one other thing, some of  
>>>>>> these will matt and actually form a moisture barrier. The rain  
>>>>>> hits and runs off rather than through the mulch. If this  
>>>>>> occurs, be sure to rough it up periodically.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Kitty
>>>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa G." To: Sent:  
>>>>>> Monday, February 11, 2008 11:12 PM
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of mulch???
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> doesn't cedar mulch do the same thing?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Theresa
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Kitty wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> bark breaks down and replenishes the soil. humus is important.
>>>>>>>> Kitty
>>>>>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa G."
>>>>>>>> To: Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 8:57 PM
>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of mulch???
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Thanks for the offer, but don't think I need any extra #!@%  
>>>>>>>>> right now. There is shredded cedar mulch. I'm going to go by  
>>>>>>>>> and give it a look tomorrow afterwork. Added bonus, it is  
>>>>>>>>> cheaper than the bark nugget stuff. Now to try and guess how  
>>>>>>>>> much I need...
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Theresa
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I've had really good luck with shredded bark, we buy it at  
>>>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>>>> landscaping place by the cubic yard. It spreads easy, does  
>>>>>>>>>> a good job of
>>>>>>>>>> holding water in the soil and looks nice for about 3 years.  
>>>>>>>>>> When we get
>>>>>>>>>> it I spread it about 4" to 6" thick. I have heard that you  
>>>>>>>>>> get problems
>>>>>>>>>> due to lack of nitrogen as it breaks down but I have not  
>>>>>>>>>> noticed that in
>>>>>>>>>> my garden. If you have a lot of small plants you have to be  
>>>>>>>>>> careful not
>>>>>>>>>> to smother them while you're spreading it.
>>>>>>>>>> Spoiled hay with sheep manure is really good for your soil,  
>>>>>>>>>> but looks
>>>>>>>>>> like, ummm, what it is and besides you might have problems  
>>>>>>>>>> finding it in
>>>>>>>>>> your neighborhood. But I'd be glad to donate if you want to  
>>>>>>>>>> pick up.
>>>>>>>>>> Free horse manure too, all you want. Give me a couple weeks  
>>>>>>>>>> notice and
>>>>>>>>>> I'll throw in 50 pounds of chicken poo.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Cyndi
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>>>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net 
>>>>>>>>>> ] On
>>>>>>>>>> Behalf Of Theresa G.
>>>>>>>>>> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 3:53 PM
>>>>>>>>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>>>>>>>>> Subject: [CHAT] what kind of mulch???
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Spring is here! If they'd had tomato plants at Capital  
>>>>>>>>>> Nursery, I would
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> have bought them today : )
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Anyway- I want to mulch my gardens well this year (trying  
>>>>>>>>>> to save money
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> on the water bill!)- so looking for advice. What kind of  
>>>>>>>>>> much is best
>>>>>>>>>> for water conservation, good for the soil, won't breakdown  
>>>>>>>>>> in only one
>>>>>>>>>> season, etc.??? Shredded, nuggets, bark, cedar,  
>>>>>>>>>> redwood????? Anybody
>>>>>>>>>> know anything about this?
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Theresa
>>>>>>>>>>
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